Tiny Harris And T.I. Dance In Viral Video — Rapper Kisses His Wife As Xscape Music Plays In The Background

On, off, and on. Tiny Harris was seen dancing and getting sweet kisses from T.I. as she continues to party and celebrate her birthday inside a Miami, Florida nightclub.

Tiny looked gorgeous in a tight purple body suit as her husband twirled her around as a famous song from Xscape played in the background.

The classic, “Who Can I Run To” performed by Tiny, Kandi Burruss, and the Scott divas, set the romantic atmosphere for the little dance.

This video confirms that Tiny has put the Asia’h Epperson cheating drama behind her much like she did after her man was caught with Bernice Burgos.

While some are happy, like Rasheeda Frost, she is making her marriage work; others are fuming that she took the cheater back.

One fan said: “I’m so happy to see T. I is trying to make Tiny smile. I wish he could do right by my girl..they look so cute together. Damm, she has been by his side through everything and still shows the world she is his ride or die wife love and love him dearly. Kudos to these two. Let them live their lives.”

Another commenter stated: “All of you don’t see he’s trying his best to let her go without hurting her….T.I. is letting go! They have that kind of relationship/ love that we will never understand no matter how much we pass judgment on them! Let them live.”

Yassss it’s still @majorgirl Birthday #cancerseason♋ #tiny #xscape #mr&mrsharris

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This third person claimed: “I understand ALL the “Let them live” comments. But when you publicly defend your side chick and call for a whole boycott of a restaurant because she and her people had an incident which resulted in them being arrested. I don’t understand why she is always fighting with the side chicks to get back with him? Hell might as well forgive them tooYou deserve to be CANCELED!!!!!!!!!”

Yassss it’s still @majorgirl Birthday #cancerseason♋ #tiny #xscape

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A fourth follower had this interesting remark to add: “They got that disrespectful love, and T.I. is swinging one way, Cause from what I see tiny never go with another man and when T.I. plays her she moves out, and they break up. True swingers don’t act like that.”

Many say they have an open marriage and not to worry about the diva and her man.

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Nancy Sinatra Sr., First Wife of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 101

(LOS ANGELES) — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101.

Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died.

“She was a blessing and the light of my life,” her daughter said.

Attempts to reach representatives for Sinatra Jr. late Friday were unsuccessful.

Nancy and Frank Sinatra had been dating as teenagers and married at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Feb. 4, 1939, just as Frank’s singing career was about to take off. Three years before marrying the former Nancy Barbato, he had landed a 15-minute radio show on local station WAAT.

During the marriage’s early years, the Sinatras lived in a modest apartment in Jersey City, where their two eldest children were born. For a time she was employed as a secretary while her husband worked as a singing waiter.

After Sinatra became a pop-music sensation in the 1940s, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where the singer would also become a movie star, raconteur, man about town and notorious womanizer.

Nancy Sinatra left Frank after his affair with actress Ava Gardner became public knowledge. Weeks after the pair’s divorce became final in 1951, Sinatra’s ex-husband married Gardner, while Sinatra went on to raise the couple’s three children: Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina.

After the gossip over the divorce and Gardner marriage died down, Nancy Sinatra devoted herself to family and numerous celebrity friends, largely withdrawing from the spotlight. She not only outlived her husband, who died in 1998, but her son, who died in 2016.

She is credited, under the name Nancy Barbato, on the Internet Movie Database with just two TV and film appearances, in her daughter Nancy’s 1975 concert film, “Nancy and Lee in Las Vegas,” and in 1974 on her friend Dinah Shore’s talk show.

In later years she would become known as Nancy Sr., especially after daughter Nancy became a 1960s singing star in her own right with “These Boots Are Made For Walking” and other hit songs.

She also remained friendly with her ex-husband, the latter being said to have put in requests over the years for pasta and other Italian food dishes she was known to be an expert at preparing. She never remarried.

“There is no bitterness, only great respect and affection between Sinatra and his first wife,” Gay Talese wrote in 1966, “and he has long been welcome in her home and has even been known to wander in at odd hours, stoke the fire, lie on the sofa, and fall asleep.”


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Nancy Sinatra Sr., Frank Sinatra’s First Wife, Dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr., the first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Friday, July 13. She was 101.

“My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life,” her daughter, singer Nancy Sinatra, announced via Twitter on Friday evening. “Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything.”

A similar message was posted on the Sinatra family’s official website: “Godspeed, Momma and thank you for everything you did for us and for the world.”

Nancy (née Barbato) married Frank in Jersey City, New Jersey, in February 1939. She worked as a secretary in a printing plant at the time, while her husband tried to start his career in music as a singing waiter at a local restaurant. The couple went on to have three children together: Nancy, 78, Tina, 70, and Frank Jr., who died at age 72 in March 2016.

Frank quickly became a rising name in showbiz thanks to several mega-successful music and movie deals. He starred in Ocean’s 11From Here to Eternity and Pal Joey, among others.

A string of headline-making extramarital affairs on the “My Way” crooner’s part led to the end of the couple’s marriage in 1951, most notably with Ava Gardner, whom he wed in November 1951 just days after signing divorce papers with Nancy.

Frank and Nancy remained friends, but she never remarried. He eventually divorced Gardner in 1957 before his unions with Mia Farrow from 1966 to 1968 and Barbara Marx Sinatra from 1976 until his death at age 82 in May 1998.

“She was deeply in love and terribly hurt. I would hear her crying quietly at night while I was going to sleep,” daughter Nancy once said, according to the family’s website. “She would never show it in front of us, never, but my room was next to hers and I would tiptoe out and I’d listen at the door and she’d be crying. Sometimes I would go in to her and just put my arms around her.”

In the years after the divorce, Nancy devoted her life to her family and charitable work.

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Tragic: Husband Finds Wife and Her Mechanic Lover Both Dead from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After They Had Sex in the Garage [Video]

A New Jersey man came home Monday night to find both his wife and her lover dead in the garage.

The two died of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex.

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Kahali Johnson said he returned home that night and smelled a strong odor coming from the garage of his apartment, according to WABC. So, he went to investigate, WABC reported.

In the garage, Johnson said he found his wife, Tameka Hargrave, and their mechanic near a running vehicle.

“As I tried to step to open the last garage door, I see the mechanic, he’s laid out,” Johnson told the station. “She’s just a few feet away, she’s laid out. And pretty much I had to call 911 because, at this time, with that level of emissions, I knew that they were gone.”

Sources told KXAS that Hargrave, 39, and the unnamed mechanic, 59, were allegedly having sex in the car when they succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Law enforcement sources reportedly told the station that Hargrave had allegedly been having sex with the mechanic in exchange for his car work.

The Newark Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene and police said the deaths appeared to be accidental, NJ.com reported. Newark Fire Division evacuated the building, and one person was taken to a local hospital, according to the publication.

As for Johnson, the grieving husband told WABC that he blames the apartment complex.

“Basically she died because of carbon monoxide,” Johnson said. “They do not have adequate alarm systems, because if there had been an alarm in that garage, people would have been alerted to the fact that it was going on.”

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Books coming out this week: The Intermission, The Banker’s Wife, and more

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Books coming out this week: <em>The Intermission,</em> <em>The Banker’s Wife,</em> and more

Hello and welcome to Monday, which is really sort of like a Thursday this week, because Wednesday is the Fourth of July, making Tuesday like a Friday! You get all of that? Even if you didn’t quick track, it’s fine. Because we’re celebrating a holiday in the middle of the week, and you know what that means: tons of food, family, friends, and rest and relaxation. With some extra time off, now is the perfect time to dip into your TBR pile — and add some of the books coming out this week to it.

But first, I’m excited to announce that our July pick for the HG Book Club is Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton! Pick up your copy and dive right in, because we’ll post the first round of questions on Friday, July 6th. This thriller, which has been described as a modern day version of The Talented Mr. Ripley, is the perfect book to start during the holiday week. Show us where you’re reading with #HGBookClub!

And now, here are eight books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss.

1. The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland, out July 3rd

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We all know that relationships aren’t always what they seem on the outside. But The Intermission takes things a step further, going inside of a marriage that’s on the rocks. It’s about Jonathan and Cass, a husband and wife that decide to take a six-month break from their relationship to see if it’s what they really want. As we all know, there are two sides to every story. And through alternating perspectives, The Intermission delivers both.

2. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger, out July 3rd

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When Annabel loses her husband Matthew, a banker, in a plane crash, she begins desperately searching for answers. Marina, a journalist mourning the loss of her editor and mentor, finds information that could implicate some of the world’s most powerful men in finance. With two strong female characters at the helm, The Banker’s Wife is one of the best thrillers you’ll read all summer.

3. Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman, out July 3rd

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Speaking of strong female leads, Safe Houses has three of them, banding together against men who abuse their power. This murder mystery/espionage thriller hybrid unfolds across two timelines. In 1979, Helen Abell, the woman who oversees CIA safe houses in Berlin, overhears a conversation and decides to expose dark secrets. And in 2014, her son has murdered her and her husband. You won’t be able to put this one down.

4. Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young, out July 3rd

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Can You Tolerate This? is a compelling combination of personal essays about coming of age in New Zealand and observational historical essays. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know Ashleigh Young and the world around her.

5. Still Water by Amy Stuart, out July 3rd

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If you loved Still Mine, you don’t want to miss Still Water. When a woman named Sally and her son go missing, Claire pretends to be a friend of Sally’s to get to the bottom of what really happened. Let’s just say that everyone is hiding WAY more secrets than you’ll expect. We loved getting to know more about Claire and Malcom, and we’re crossing our fingers for a third installment.

6. How to Be Famous by Caitlin Moran, out July 3rd

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Picking up a few years in the future after How to Build a Girl ends, How to Be Famous is set in 1994. Johanna, a rock journalist, is in love with John, her best friend who has made it big in the music world. So she writes a column under the name Dolly Wilde about fame, hoping to catch his attention and make him feel understood. Though it’s set in the ‘90s, with themes of consent and slut shaming, How to Be Famous rings true in our current #MeToo era. And it’s just as witty and gritty as Caitlin Moran fans can expect.

7. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, out July 3rd

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The list of books coming out this week is heavy on thrillers, and we have one more addictive one for you. The Ruin, set in Ireland, follows detective Cormac Reilly as he reopens an investigation from 20 years ago. He’s determined to connect Hilaria Blake’s overdose in the past to her son Jack’s recent death. Get invested now, because there are at least two more Cormac Reilly books coming in the future.

8. Trickster Feminism by Anne Waldman, out July 3rd

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If that title doesn’t pull you in, we don’t know what will. Anne Waldman’s Trickster Feminism is the poetry of the resistance, and you need this collection on your bookshelf.

Happy reading, and happy Fourth of July!

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Wife of Stone Temple Pilot Dean DeLeo Accuses Him of Domestic Violence

Jenn Grace DeLeo, the wife of Dean DeLeo, guitarist for the Stone Temple Pilots, has accused her husband of being an abusive father and husband with an alcohol problem who has tried to strangle her on several occasions, in new divorce papers she has filed, according to a report on TMZ.

Jenn also posted a claim she was in violent and abusive relationship with Dean on Twitter at the weekend.

According to legal documents cited by TMZ, Jenn DeLeo filed for divorce in recent weeks after, she alleges, her husband made violent threats to her, admitted he was cheating and told her to get out of the house in front of their 6-year-old daughter, June.

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Pat Neely Has Remarried And He And His Wife Are Expecting

 

Pat Neely of Down Home with the Neelys fame secretly remarried last year and his new wife is pregnant with their first child.

According to a marriage certificate filed in Troup County, Georgia and obtained by The Blast, Pat and Tamika Parks tied the knot on October 7, 2017.

Parks updated her Facebook page two weeks later with a photo from their wedding day, along with the caption: “He knows how to make me smile. #HappyDay #IMarriedMyBestFriend #ThankYouGod.”

Parks also posted photos from her baby shower last week.

Court documents also reveal that she added Neely to the deed of her home in Georgia in September 2017, the month before their wedding.

Pat was previously married to Gina Neely and they split in 2014 after 20 years of marriage. Their cooking show premiered in 2008 on Food Network and they co-authored a cookbook called, “Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook.”

In an interview earlier this year, Gina told PEOPLE she has not spoken to Pat since the day she left him.

“I remember leaving with my purse and my duffle bag, and I was out of there,” Gina told the mag. “I haven’t spoken to Pat in four years.”

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To the husband whose wife has postpartum depression

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Becky Vieira

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Dear Husband-

I see you. Then and now. You might not think I did.

I try to imagine what you endured. The pain, fear. While the primary focus was on me, my health and recovery, I know you were suffering also. Silently. Never saying a word of complaint. 

I recognize all you did to get me where I am today. To get us here. 

We thought we’d just be tired. That exhaustion would be the biggest of our problems once our son was born. Neither of us expected that I’d be gripped — no, controlled — by my postpartum depression. It was supposed to be the happiest time of our lives, not the living nightmare it soon became.

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It started slowly, do you remember? We thought I was tired. That my hormones were adjusting yet again. But before we knew it I was underwater. The progression from healthy to dangerous transpired within days once that beast took hold of me.

How did you do it? We had a newborn. No idea what to do with him. You carried that aspirator in your back pocket at all times “just in case.” And while we watched him sleep for fear something would happen if one of us closed our eyes, I began losing my fight. 

Yet you continued on.

I started to slip away. I wanted to leave, convinced you both would be better off without me. You held me when I needed it. Let me run into the street to scream, then greeted me at the door with a warm blanket and tea when I returned. Researched treatment. Medications. Called my doctor and hid my car keys when things got dark.

You also got up every morning and went to work. Held things together for us financially. All while receiving frantic calls from me. Coming home between meetings, at lunch. To check on us. 

There was no guidebook for you. No one you could call to ask questions on how to handle the situation. I was wrapped in the support I found online from other mom’s with postpartum depression. But what did you have? No men on social media were presenting themselves as the husbands of women with PPD. You had nowhere to turn.

There are resources for PPD. Help. But no one can really tell you how to live through it. It felt as if we were thrust into a new universe, one that spoke an entirely different language. My mind started lying to me and my will to live was faltering. Our coping skills were stripped away and we had to find a way to survive. I needed to be healthy again.

You kept going, for all of us. Trusted your instincts and did the best you could. Yes, there were moments when I was angry over the things you said or did. But today I see that it was in my best interest. You always tried to help. 

Even when I screamed at you and said horrible things. Threatened to walk out of your life because I was convinced you deserved better than a sick wife. You never gave up. 

You should be proud of yourself and recognize all you did. I’m proud of you. And grateful you stayed by my side. I’ll never forget sitting on the kitchen floor, crying to you as I said, “I’m crazy.” You kissed me and said, “then I guess I’m crazy, too.” Our tears turned to laughter and I knew I’d never be alone.

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We survived and our marriage is actually stronger today because of all we endured. You held it together so that I could fall apart safely. And then build myself back up again.

Yes, I spoke up. Got help. Worked on myself, started taking medication. But it would have been much harder without you by my side. 

I know you suffered. Were scared. And probably angry, frustrated and hopeless at times. But I never saw that. I only felt loved and supported. 

Thank you for everything. I see you and what you did for me and our family. And I’ll never forget.

If you think you may be suffering from postpartum depression, don’t wonder. Speak up. Talk to you doctor, partner, family and friends. If you are scared or worried about the stigma (I get it… we shouldn’t be concerned about that but of course we often are) and would rather talk to someone outside of your circle, you can call Postpartum Support International at 1.800.944.4773. If you just need a fellow mom to validate you and listen to your fears, find me on Instagram and reach out.

Anxious, overwhelmed, unhappy, or scared by how you feel? If you’re struggling emotionally, you could be depressed. Take this 10-question quiz to find out.

For more mom moments, follow me on Instagram at Witty Otter.

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‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris And Wife Donate $1 Million to Clark Atlanta University

Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Barris, donated $ 1 million to fund a new scholarship at their alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, last week.

According to a press release, the generous donation marks the largest single gift from an alum that the HBCU has ever received. The money will be used to fund the Kenya and Rainbow Barris Annual Scholarship Award, which will be split evenly to support mass media arts majors and students studying biology. CAU also awarded Kenya with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during its commencement convocation on Monday.`

“Mr. Barris has lifted his powerful voice in the entertainment industry to explore issues of classism and racism in creative and humorous ways,” said CAU president Dr. Ronald A. Johnson in a statement. “In giving back to their alma mater, he has again used his powerful voice to articulate the importance of supporting this beloved institution that is giving our students the skills and confidence to find and lift their own voices in the field of their choice.”

Kenya graduated from CAU in 1996 with a degree in mass media arts and went on to pursue a career in entertainment as a television writer for “Sister/Sister,” “Listen Up,” and “Girlfriends.”  Along with Black-ish, he also created a number of hit shows, including the spinoff Grown-ish, America’s Next Top Model, and BET’s The Game.”

Rainbow graduated from CAU in 1996 with a degree in biology. Today, she is a certified anesthesiologist and the author of “Keeping Up With the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting.” She recently decided to “devote herself fulltime to raising the couple’s six children,” reads the statement.

Rainbow, who was the first in her family to go to college, said she never aspired to work in medicine. “I didn’t have a vision,” she told Black Enterprise. “I had a lot of nights of tears, and times when I wanted to give up. People think things happen overnight and you’re so driven. I just knew I had to keep going because there was nothing to fall back on.”

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Guy Ritchie leads glamorous wife Jacqui Ainsley by the arm on night out

GOTTA hand it to Guy Ritchie as he leads wife Jacqui Ainsley by the arm on a night out.

The film director, 49, held the hand of the 36-year-old model, who wore a low-cut green and gold dress, while leaving the Annabel’s x Dior event in London.

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They joined celeb guests including Princess Beatrice, 29, and actress Sadie Frost, 52.

The couple are parents to Rafael, six, Rivka, five, and Levi, three.


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Kevin McKidd and Wife Welcome First Child, a Boy

That’s one way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd announced on Sunday, May 13, that his wife, Arielle Goldrath, had given birth to their first child together, a boy.

“On this beautiful Mother’s Day evening… Welcome- little Aiden to our family and to the World!” McKidd captioned a sweet black-and-white Instagram pic that showed his wife snuggling with their newborn, who was wearing a beanie and swaddled in a baby blanket. “Arielle, you’re the most amazing mother and I love you both so much! #happymothersday #forever #weeAiden #Arielle #newlife.”

The baby has already been visited by at least one of McKidd’s cast mates. Sarah Drew, who plays April Kepner and is leaving the show this season, wrote a sweet comment on McKidd’s photo: “I can’t wait to snuggle him again!!! He’s so beautiful!!”

McKidd, 44, and his wife announced they were expecting their first child in March, at the same time that they revealed they’d tied the knot.

In a post on his website, the Scottish actor, who plays Owen Hunt on the ABC medical drama, shared a photo with his bride and wrote, “Arielle and I are so happy to announce our marriage and new baby, who is soon to join our growing family. Close friends and family came together with my Grey’s family to share in our celebration day – an intimate, low key gathering culminating in a Scottish Ceilidh dance.”

The Trainspotting star shares two children, Joseph and Iona, with ex-wife Jane McKidd. They announced their separation in 2016 after 17 years of marriage.

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Mike Epps Is Engaged Months After Splitting With Wife Of 12 Years

Eight months after divorcing his wife Mechelle Epps of 12 years, comedian Mike Epps has jumped back in getting engaged to his girlfriend Kyra Robinson.

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According to BET, the two announced their engagement via Instagram after throwing a party with friends and family to celebrate. The two first went public with their relationship in the summer of 2017.

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In 2016, Mike filed to divorce Mechelle in 2016 which turned into a messy and public battle. Their divorce was final in September 2017.

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The Cars’ Ric Ocasek and Wife Paulina Porizkova Announce Split After 28 Years of Marriage

After 28 years of marriage, The Cars’ former frontman, Ric Ocasek and wife, Paulina Porizkova have decided to call it quits.

On Wednesday, the former supermodel shared on social media – with plenty of car and transportation metaphors – that the couple, who wed in August 1989, have been “peacefully separated for the past year.”

“Our family always has been — and still is — a well-built car,” Porizkova wrote in an Instagram post.

“When the four of us are together, we can go wherever the road takes us. But as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison. So we’re ditching the bicycle,” she continued.

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“Ric and I have been peacefully separated for the past year,” added Porizkova. “The photos of our happy family are, in fact, happy family photos; we are just no longer a couple.”

The Czech-born actress, 53, went on to talk about the love that she and Ocasek, 74, still have for each other. (The pair first met while filming the music video for The Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984.)

“The love we have for one another is so wide and deep it’s practically tangible, and that sort of love can never disappear,” she shared. “Expect to keep seeing happy family photos.”

“As I’m sure you can understand, out of respect for our children and each other, we’ll not be commenting further (here or elsewhere) at this time,” Porizkova concluded the post.

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Last month, the estranged couple —  who have two adult sons together, Jonathan and Oliver — showed a united front at Ocasek’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland, Ohio.

At the event, Ocasek and Porizkova, both dressed in sparkly outfits, embraced each other as they posed for pictures.


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Patton Oswalt Opens Up About Late Wife Michelle McNamara’s Role in the Golden State Killer’s Arrest

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Comedian Patton Oswalt spent much of his day on Wednesday celebrating the news that authorities have apparently arrested the Golden State Killer. He ended it with an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that could not have been timed better.

Before she passed away in early 2016, Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara had been working on a book about the notorious rapist and murderer—whom she dubbed the Golden State Killer—with the aim of discovering his true identity and helping the police track him down. Earlier this year, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was finally published and has already shot back to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list.

“I have been awake since 3 a.m.,” Oswalt confessed at the top of the segment. “So I don’t know how this segment’s going to go.” He explained that he started receiving texts and alerts early Wednesday morning with the big news. “They arrested him today,” he said. “He is in jail.”

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Basketball Wife Swap: Gloria Govan And Derek Fisher Are Getting Married

Ex-NBA star Derek Fisher popped the question to his girlfriend, former Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan — and she said, “YES!”
TMZ reports that 43-year-old Fisher got down on one knee during an intimate gathering at their Los Angeles-area home on April 7, surrounded by their kids and Gloria’s nephew.

Derek had some of Gloria’s friends take her out during the day so he could decorate the house while she was gone.
Derek and Gloria have been dating since 2015.

Both were previously married…. Gloria to Matt Barnes — which caused some legendary drama between Derek and his ex-Lakers teammate. But Barnes recently said the two are now cool. He also took to Instagram to let everyone know he’s “all for it” (Derek and Gloria’s engagement). That post has now been deleted and this one is in its place:

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Barnes told The Breakfast Club that he and Derek were cool now and that his issue was not so much that he was dating Govan, but that he was living with Govan and his kids and hadn’t told him about it. Barnes said his twin boys told him about the relationship.

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No word on when Derek and Gloria plan on officially tying the knot.

Meanwhile, Basketball Wives is returning to VH1 for another season of wig-snatching drama.

A few new girls are joining Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O’Neal, Jennifer Williams, Malaysia Pargo, Tami Roman and Jackie Christie, who is still … Jackie, as evident from the trailer below.

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‘She’s Got My Back’! Justin Timberlake Praises Wife Jessica Biel in Sweet Instagram Post  

What’s the secret to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel‘s happy relationship? According to “Like I Love You” singer, it may be because Beil’s always there to support him.

On Saturday, Timberlake, 37, shared a sweet Instagram showing his wife of five years embracing him from behind.

“She’s got my back,” he wrote in the post’s caption.

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Of course, fans of the pair are used to seeing them support each other on social media.

Just last month, Biel gave love to her husband in a video on Twitter, cheering him on from the stands of Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as he kicked off his Man of the Woods world tour.

“There’s nothing better than watching your man do what they’ve been put on this earth to do,” The Sinner star, 36, captioned a video of Timberlake performing his hit “Mirrors” — even sticking out her tongue for the camera after watching him walk by. “I’m so proud of you, man of the woods!”

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The duo tied the knot back on Oct. 19, 2012 at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy.

“It was magical. It was an unforgettable evening,” Timberlake told PEOPLE exclusively at the time.

“It was a fantasy,” Biel also shared.

The couple are now parents to son Silas Randall, who turns 3 on Sunday.

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Back in October for their anniversary, Timberlake wrote a sweet love letter to his wife on social media.

“Today is even more special for me because five years ago, on this day, I became the luckiest man in the world when I exchanged vows with my best friend,” Timberlake wrote on Facebook, captioning a throwback video of himself singing Leon Russell’s 1970 classic, “A Song for You,” which he recalled “was our first dance.”

“To my beautiful Jess: You have taught me so much about what a true love means. I can’t put into words what these last five years have meant to me, so… ‘Listen to the melody ‘cause my love is in there hiding,’ ” he concluded, along with the hashtag #Happy5thAnniversaryWifey.

On Instagram, he posted the same video and ended his post with an adorable shot of himself sharing a smooch with Biel.

“My tender heart is yours, now until forever,” Biel replied.


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This Time It’s Real: Tyrese And His Wife Expecting A Baby Girl

If you remember, during his full-fledged breakdown last year, Tyrese ranted about his wife being pregnant. Turns out, it wasn’t true. But now, Tyrese and his wife, Samantha Gibson, are expecting after a year of marriage. The couple told their story to People.com.

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“Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we’re going to have this child,” Gibson, 39, raved in a joint interview with his spouse. “It’s unbelievable.”

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Samantha, a 29-year-old social worker, learned she was pregnant with their daughter in late January, not long after they began trying to conceive. Minutes after her positive first test — and before she could even plan out a surprise for her husband — Gibson arrived home, and they celebrated together.

“It was me screaming and just being overly excited and just fired up about the news,” he says.

Friends and family were equally enthusiastic. Samantha and Gibson spread the news with help from a faux movie trailer, which Tyrese narrated, that transitioned partway through into footage from Samantha’s ultrasound.

“There was no greater reaction than her mom’s reaction,” Gibson says of his wife. “Samantha is her only daughter, and this has been prayers for years and years, for her to get married and find the right one and start a family.”

 

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Now in her second trimester, with their baby due in September, Samantha says she’s been in “full practicing mode” with 10-year-old stepdaughter Shayla, “[whom] I consider mine.”

And the spouses don’t expect any sibling rivalry. According to Samantha, Shayla’s “been asking for siblings since I’ve known her.”

Though Samantha plans to give birth in Los Angeles, where they also have a home, they will raise their new daughter primarily in Georgia, in the same house where they wed last February.

“We were able to conceive at the right time, I believe,” Samantha says. “There was a lot that happened last year — everyone is aware of that — and so to have the opportunity to … really start a new chapter in the way that has happened, I just look to God and I’m like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that you would plan it this way and you do it so perfectly.’

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The Easter bunny brought more than just Easter goodies for the kids because Lance Gross fans received the news that he and his wife Rebecca are adding to their little family.

A picture posted to both of their Instagram accounts shows the Lance,  little Berkley and a very pregnant Rebecca in a classic picture with the Easter bunny.

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With the caption, “#Andanotherthing Happy Easter From Gross Family 🐰🐢,” and a clever tag to Lance’s Instagram page placed on Rebecca’s tummy.

Fans were elated with the news; some commenting, “Awwww, I love it! Congrats! #blacklove,” or, “Congrats to you both! How exciting that lil Turtle will be a big sister.”

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Paddy McGuinness’s wife Christine is all smiles as she jets away for her 30th birthday

PADDY McGuinness’ wife Christine looked flawless as she flashed her abs as she prepared to fly off to celebrate her 30th birthday.

She was full of smiles on the way to the airport as the couple move on from the Nicole Appleton drama of recent weeks.

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She wore a black cropped hooded sweater and matching jogging bottoms for the outing, flashing her toned tummy as she pulled her suitcase along.

Christine looked happy and relaxed, just weeks after reconciling with Paddy, 44, following his cosy night out in London with All Saints singer Nicole, 43.

The outing comes after The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed how Christine could lift the lid on the drama during an appearance on Loose Women.

And as well as her upcoming stint on The Real Housewives Of Cheshire, Christine’s TV career could be given a boost with a permanent role on the ITV panel show if she impresses.

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We revealed how ITV chiefs are considering the model-turned-reality TV star as a regular panellist.

And a TV source said: “Bosses are really excited to see how Christine comes across on Loose Women and are already discussing a more permanent role for her.

“They believe her no-nonsense Northern charm is exactly what the show needs.

“Loose Women is always looking to add to its panellists and Christine couldn’t be hotter property right now.”


Last month, The Sun exclusively revealed how Christine would be joining ITVBe reality show, The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

The model’s decision to let cameras into her home comes after she was devastated by snaps of her husband with his arm around Nicole in London’s Soho.

A TV insider said: “Christine has been given the chance to be in the spotlight.

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“She has been through a tough since feeling betrayed by Paddy and is looking forward to having a new focus.

“It’s not great news for Paddy who’s already seen enough of his private life scrutinised.

“She’s already filmed some scenes.”

It has since been revealed the Take Me Out host will not appear in the show alongside his wife.


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After being dragged by fans on social media last week for saying her son wasn’t “blessed” with her good hair, Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay has announced plans to launch a new hair care line for mixed kids.

“Thank you guys for the negativity, because once again I’m going to channel it into something positive and I am now in the process of creating a hair care line for mixed children…so thank you once again,” she said in an Instagram post. (Watch in the video above.)

As previously reported, Crystal took to Instagram earlier this month with a request for help because her son wasn’t “blessed” with “Mommy’s ‘Hawaiian Silky’” hair texture.

Her comment section lit up with folks criticizing her for even making the distinction, which draws on the age old good hair/bad hair issue that has divided the African American community for decades.

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In the wake of Temptations’ frontman Dennis Edwards death, new abuse allegations have emerged against his wife, St. Louis Dispatch reports.

The 74-year-old died February 1st after complications with meningitis, but adult protective services investigators claim he was physically assaulted before his death by his wife, Brenda.

Details of the report claim Brenda attempted to suffocate Dennis by “holding his head facedown in bed,” and accused Brenda of taking his hearing aids out when he was “bed bound and immobile.”

Before Dennis’ death, an emergency protective order was granted against Brenda on Jan. 18th. Once Dennis passed, the order barring Brenda to have contact with him was cancelled.

In a statement, Brenda denied wrongdoing.  “I loved Dennis, and we were married for 18 years,” she said. “I would have never done anything to harm him. These allegations are false and defamatory and will be proven as such. Until this is all over, I have no further comment.”

The Chicago police confirmed that there is an open criminal investigation regarding the accusations.

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Justin Timberlake Dances with Wife Jessica Biel in New Music Video ‘Man of the Woods’

Justin Timberlake featured a special guest for his new “Man of the Woods” music video.

The “Filthy” singer, 37, was joined by his wife and The Sinner star, Jessica Biel, 35, for his the visual accompaniment of his latest album Man of the Woods, which he released at midnight Friday.

The video takes a romantic turn when the couple begins dancing inside of a barn alongside other couples, with Biel wearing a white dress and Timberlake wearing a red plaid shirt and beanie.

Earlier this week, Biel took to Instagram to wish her husband a happy birthday.

“A picture says a thousand words. And thank goodness because there aren’t enough to express ALL the aspects of my love and respect for you,” she captioned a cute photo of the two of them on Instagram Wednesday, which was also Timberlake’s 37th birthday.

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“Here’s to a spectacular year ahead. I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished and all that is ahead for you. plus you’re a super hot dad. A ninja dad. A kiddie teeth brushing, Jedi sleep mind tricking, intimidating dad voice disciplining SUPER HOT DAD. I love you, you hot dad.. I’m here, right by your side, OG fan girl #1. Happy birthday, my beloved. Now go crush it this weekend at SB LII.”

Timberlake is enjoying an impressive return to music. He released his new hit single “Filthy” on Jan. 5; his fourth full-length solo album, Man of the Woods, dropped Friday; and on Sunday, he’ll hit the field at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for his third Super Bowl Halftime Show appearance.

He and ‘NSYNC joined a star-studded lineup (including AerosmithBritney SpearsMary J. Blige and Nelly) in 2001. And in 2004, Timberlake took the stage with Janet Jackson to perform “Rock Your Body,” which ended in the infamous wardrobe malfunction dubbed “nipplegate.”


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President Trump honored Officer Ryan Holets and his wife, Rebecca, during his State of the Union for adopting the baby of a heroin-addicted mother. “You embody the goodness of our nation,” Trump said. The couple received a standing ovation.


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Becoming a mom made me a mean wife

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The day my husband Mike threw his back out, we had made plans. We were going plant some trees in our backyard for some much needed privacy. But when I got that call from Mike while I was out grocery shopping last Saturday morning, everything changed.

He ended up having to go to the hospital to see if his injury from lifting way too much wood at once without bending his knees had done permanent damage. It hadn’t, but he was sent home with strict instructions to rest. The gardening would have to wait.

When we returned from the emergency room I jumped into action, making sure Mike was comfortable on the couch, while I did parental double duty. He kept apologizing, and I kept reassuring him that it was no big deal. We would just take it slow and count our blessings. I meant it, too.

Later that evening, when the work of parenting our four kids and caring for my husband was taking its toll, I began to think:  Two years ago I would have been pissed off. I would have been annoyed plans changed and that he hurt himself.

You see, two years ago our marriage was in trouble, and we knew it. We were in the trenches with four young kids and what started as a romance filled with compassion, had rotted away to unfounded anger.

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We were exhausted and spread thin, and started blaming each other.

In the midst of the diapers, the cooking, the crying, the bedtimes, the sleepless nights, the mess, and the expense, we forgot how to be kind to each other. On that fateful day almost two years ago, Mike and I were really honest with each other and admitted we were at war.

We realized that two things had to change to turn our marriage around.

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First, we had to start dating each other again.

Four kids is a lot, and it was hard to find quality alone time together where we could just share and listen to one another.

You can read more about why I started dating my husband again here.

Second, we had to remember to be kind to one another.

This may be such a simple task, but we had turned on each other and it was time to start showing some compassion. This small gesture has had a huge impact on our relationship. It has stopped us from having many fights, and turned the atmosphere in our home into a calm, relaxing place.

I am saddened to think that I once used to be so annoyed and angry, but am so thankful that Mike and I were able to acknowledge what the problem was and to remember the kindness in our relationship.

For all the details on how our weekend unfolded, head to my blog, Nesting Story. Don’t forget to follow our family’s journey by liking Nesting Story on Facebook.

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Jesse Williams Claims Estranged Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Cheated Him Out of Spending Time with Their Kids on Christmas

Jesse Williams wants a judge to modify his custody agreement with his estranged wife after he claims she cheated him out of time with their kids over Christmas.

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Jesse says Aryn Drake-Lee continues to make it difficult for him to maintain a stable relationship with his 4-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Maceo. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Jesse claims Aryn has not followed the overnight agreement deal they struck back in November.

Jesse says Aryn was stingy about giving him time with the kids on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and she kept them for New Year’s Day, too. 

Not only has Aryn been tough on granting Jesse physical time with the kids — he says she only answers one out of about every three FaceTime calls he makes to them, too — and when he is able to talk to them, it’s only for a few minutes.

Jesse now wants a regular schedule with the kids enforced, and custody for 2 weekdays.

We hope they work this out — for the sake of their children.

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Jason Kennedy’s Wife Defends Him Following News of Catt Sadler’s Exit Over Pay Gap: He’s ‘Unfairly Publicly Shamed’

Jason Kennedy and his wife have broken their silence following news that Catt Sadler left E! News due to pay gap disputes.

Lauren Scruggs defended Kennedy, 36, in a post shared on her social media and blog Thursday to give “insight to the last 48 hours,” saying that her husband has received negative comments after Sadler, 43, publicly revealed on Tuesday the drastic pay disparity between herself and her former co-host.

Sadler said she left the network after she found out Kennedy was making “double” her salary for “several years” despite both of them coming up the ranks at E! News around the same time.

“I believe in female empowerment and gender equality, but it’s heartbreaking that a network is being deemed sexist when that is simply not true,” Scruggs, 29, wrote.

“At one time my husband had a female co-anchor on E! News who made 3 times his salary,” she said, alluding to Giuliana Rancic, whom PEOPLE revealed was paid “significantly more” Kennedy before she left the network in 2015.

“Women are paid accordingly on this network, and the difference in his salary versus hers did not affect Jason. He knows there are always more components to consider when determining one’s salary than gender alone,” said Scruggs, who married Kennedy in December 2014.

“Since Jason was named the permanent anchor of E! News over two years ago, he has had various co-hosts that rotate throughout the week. A permanent co-host has never been named since the last one left 6 months ago,” she said.

In a statement to PEOPLE, an E! spokesperson said on behalf of the network and Kennedy, “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender. We appreciate Catt Sadler’s many contributions at E! News and wish her all the best following her decision to leave the network.”

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Scruggs further defended her husband by explaining that “there are two sides to every story” and how her post was to tell Kennedy’s side. “Everyone deserves to know before jumping to conclusions about a place he has called home for the last twelve years,” she said.

“If he ever heard that gender inequality was occurring at his workplace, he would take action. Instead, it’s the contrary, and the numerous phone calls we have had these past two days from both current and former female employees at E! only support what he has seen in his time there. These women have assured us that they never felt gender inequality was at play at any time,” she explained.

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Sadler told PEOPLE how she discovered she was being paid half of what Kennedy earns.

This year, the single mother of two’s contract was coming to an end and was notified by E! executives that they wanted to extend her deal. However around the same time that was happening, Sadler said she was “informed and made aware that who I started with the same year and have come up with doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job, wasn’t just making a little bit more than me but was making double my salary and has been for several years.”

Sadler started at E! in 2006 when she landed the job as host of The Daily 10 and was named host of E! News in 2010, additionally hosting Live from E! and E!’s Daily Pop. Kennedy joined E! in 2005 as a weekend anchor and hosted The Daily 10 before becoming a host of E! News and Live from E! in 2012.

Upon learning Kennedy’s salary, Sadler said she attempted to renegotiate her new contract. “Not only did refuse to pay me as much as my male counterpart, but they didn’t come close — nowhere close, not even remotely close,” she recalled.

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Meanwhile, Scruggs concluded her post by detailing her husband’s character.

“Jason is the most tender-hearted & respectful person and it’s so sad to see him unfairly publicly shamed. His name has been dragged through the mud regarding nothing he did, except be a great friend & colleague,” she said.

“It absolutely breaks my heart to watch, & it is devastating & frustrating to see how this all played out. I will always stand on truth, & I cannot stand by and be silent when the foundation of a story that affects my family is not based on that. I am so proud of & inspired by my husband for constantly being prayerful, surrounding himself w/ wisdom, & being the definition of a class act even in unfortunate circumstances. Love u, Jase, I am honored to be by your side.”

Scruggs shared a majority of the same paragraphs on social media, only leaving out the sentence she included on her blog commending Sadler.

“I do, though, want to thank Catt for defending and supporting Jase even though this narrative brought insurmountable amounts of hate towards him on social media,” she wrote.

Kennedy thanked his wife in his own post on Instagram and Twitter Thursday, writing, “I love you @laurenscruggs thank you for what you just posted.”

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Sadler told PEOPLE on Wednesday that she does not blame Kennedy for the pay disparity.

“Jason Kennedy is one of my best friends in the whole wide world. He is like a brother to me. And in no way do I want this to reflect poorly on him. This is not his fault,” said Sadler, who is a parent to sons Arion Boyd, 12, and Austin Boyd, 16.

“He’s devastated, I think, and I think he believes that this is a great loss for the network. He does not want to see me go. Jason is a class act. … But it’s important that people don’t vilify him because he isn’t the problem — the system’s the problem, the structure’s the problem. And I really do mean that. Because that’s been a hard part of this whole thing because I love him dearly,” she shared. “And to be honest, he has been such a champion for me in every sense. But it’s not his decision.”


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The feds are still investigating Bernie Sanders’ wife for possible bank fraud and may present evidence to a grand jury, a new report said Friday. The probe could affect any presidential ambitions Sanders has for 2020, Fox News reported. People questioned by the FBI told the network that the investigation was still open, with FBI…
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Reality show vets Rev. Run and his wife will have to learn lines for their next small screen project.

Netflix has given a series order to an untitled family sitcom loosely inspired by the marriage of legendary Run DMC rapper and minister, Joseph Simmons, and Justine Simmons, according to Variety.

The scripted multi-camera series would follow a legendary rapper whose plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife Justine decides to pursue her own dreams.

The pilot was originally sold to ABC last year, but despite it being well received, it was ultimately not ordered to series at the network. Instead, Amblin TV and ABC Studios took it to market with Netflix picking it up, Variety reports.

The project was created by Jeremy Bronson, the creator of ABC’s current comedy “The Mayor,” who also wrote the script.

Amblin TV will produce with ABC Signature. Andrew Reich will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank from Amblin TV will also executive produce along with the Simmons and Michael Lehman of Simmons Lehman Productions.

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Drake has been amassing Birkin bags for his future wife and people are disturbed

How thoughtful! Drake has been collecting Hermès Birkin bags for his future flame, per the Hollywood Reporter — and now, the rapper’s taking heat from Twitter critics for his unsolicited “thirst dowry.” A single Birkin bag can take days to create at the Hermès atelier in Paris and almost always includes a comma (or two)…
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In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife


In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

Fans are learning something interesting about rapper Drake — whoever he marries is going to get the gift of a lifetime.

In an article with The Hollywood Reporter, rapper Drake opens up about his career plans, but the 31-year-old former Degrassi star also revealed that he has been collecting Birkin bags for years, as a gift for “the woman I end up with.”

Related article: Drake turned down the opportunity to work with Harvey Weinstein after getting “bad feedback”

But sorry ladies, he didn’t specify if he’s with anyone right now.

Related article: Drake celebrated his birthday with a sweet father-son duet

According to THR, Drake was also eager to talk about his ambitious push into film and TV, which includes teaming with Netflix to revive the critically acclaimed but short-lived British crime series Top Boy (think an across-the-pond version of The Wire). Drake and Future along with James’ SpringHill Entertainment will executive produce the series, which will go into production early next year for a 2019 debut.

He’s also partnering with Steve Golin, who runs Anonymous Content for an untitled TV series and Apple, which has given him the go-ahead to produce whatever he chooses.

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Canadian Ex-Hostage Says Taliban Faction Killed Infant Daughter, Raped Wife

A Canadian hostage freed after five years of captivity in Afghanistan earlier this week says the Taliban-linked network that held him and his American wife killed the pair’s infant daughter and raped his wife. Joshua Boyle made the announcement upon returning to Canada on Friday night with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and the couple’s three surviving children. In a statement read out to the press, he said both incidents occurred in 2014 and slammed his captors’ “stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter.” He went on to say a guard had raped his wife with the help of his superiors and called on the Afghan government to bring the perpetrators to justice. “God has given me and my family unparalleled resilience and determination,” Boyle said. The couple was abducted by militants during a backpacking trip in 2012. Coleman was pregnant at the time and went on to have three other children in captivity. The pair was rescued by Pakistani forces on Wednesday with the help of U.S. intelligence information.

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Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko Announce Boy’s Name at Baby Shower Amid Sex Tape Scandal

Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko, carried on with their baby shower like nothing was amiss — despite his sex tape/extortion scandal — and announced their new baby boy’s name. Kevin and Eniko hosted their shindig Sunday at the Calamigos Beach Club…

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I played Jake LaMotta’s wife in ‘Raging Bull’ — and loved him

I met Jake LaMotta in ‘79 on the “Raging Bull” set in LA. He was there every day as a consultant. He was Jake — but he was not the Jake in the movie. Those years had passed. He was very calm, cool and collected. And he was funny. I’d be in costume, all dressed…
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Lauren Akins has a new assistant for when she goes to the salon!

The mother of two — and wife of country star Thomas Rhett — debuted her new short haircut on Instagram Tuesday, along with photograph featuring 21-month-old daughter Willa Gray.

“Willa Gray got into my scissors this morning,” Akins, 27, jokingly wrote along with a flushed face emoji. “We just had a day date at @thedryhousenashville and Ali chopped over a FOOT off my hair #mamaneededlesshair #ifeelfreeeeeee,” she continued, adding that she will be donating her tresses to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths campaign to create real-hair wigs for women with cancer.

In a montage shared by Dry House, Akins showed off the before and after hair transformation as she held Willa Gray in her arms. The toddler, who recently had her first day of school, clutched onto her mother’s ponytail that was cut off while enjoying a lollipop.

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Akins and Rhett have been doing their best to balance family time with the singer’s grueling promo schedule since adopting 21-month-old daughter Willa Gray from Uganda in May and welcoming baby Ada James on Aug. 12.

Recently, the mother of two surprised her husband by bringing both daughters on stage during a recent concert.

“It’s not like there ever is a perfect time to have kids, or a perfect time to put out a record,” Rhett told PEOPLE about work-life balance. “We just happen to be doing both at the exact same time! We keep going back to ‘Take it one day at a time.’ ”


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Kevin Hart Apologizes to His Wife and Kids in Emotional Video After Alleged Extortion: ‘I’m Not Perfect’

Kevin Hart is apologizing to his wife and kids after an unidentified person allegedly tried to extort him for a sexually suggestive video.

Hart — who is expecting a child with wife Eniko Parrish — posted an emotional apology video on his Instagram on Saturday night, apologizing for his “mistakes” and claiming that there was someone who was trying to make “financial gain” off of his past misbehavior.

“Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation,” his rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. 

“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back,” Hart, 38, said. “And because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn’t. You know, I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. And I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids.

“And I just, you know, it’s a s—-y moment. It’s a s—-y moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior,” Hart continued. “At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better. But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”

The Central Intelligence actor captioned the video with a message about doing “better” for his pregnant wife and his kids from a previous relationship, Hendrix and Haven Hart.

“Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will,” Hart wrote. “I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.”

According to TMZ, a woman allegedly demanded money from Hart after the pair engaged in a “sexually suggestive” video. According to the outlet it is not a sex tape.

“Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt,” a rep for Hart told TMZ. “As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”

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This is the third time in the past two months that Hart has addressed cheating rumors on social media. Back in July, he laughed off reports that he cheated on his wife with another woman that he met in a Miami Beach nightclub. One month later, he also addressed his ex-wife Torrei Hart’s claim that the actor and comedian was cheating on her with Parrish while they were still married.

“Going to be honest with you people, I’m at a point where I can’t even be shocked anymore. All I do is laugh man,” Hart said at the time.


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Who is Nermina Pieters-Mekic? New star of Real Housewives of Cheshire and wife of Stoke City footballer Erik

NERMINA Pieters-Mekic is joining the other ladies who lunch for season six of Real Housewives of Cheshire.

What do we know about her and who is her footballing husband?  Here’s what we know….

NERMINA Pieters-Mekic is a new cast member on Real Housewives of Cheshire
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Nermina Pieters-Mekic is a new cast member on Real Housewives of Cheshire[/caption]

Who is Nermina Pieters-Mekic?

Dutch Nermina is married to footballer Erik Pieters who plays for Stoke City and the Dutch national team.

A model and trained legal advisor, she is also an aspiring singer and will be launching her music career on the show.

27-year-old Nermina has modelled for Forever Unique, fellow housewife Seema Malhotra’s fashion brand, so there’ll be at least one friendly face on the show!

A keen rider, Nermina has two horses and two dogs and says about the show, “I’m not scared, I’m ready.

“I’m aiming to bring fun to the show and I’m quite straight-forward and direct.”

Stoke City player Erik Pieters is Nermina's husband
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Dawn Ward, wife of retired footballer Ashley, returns for the sixth series having been one of the original cast members.

Tanya Bardsley, who has also been in the show since the very first episode and is married to Stoke City footballer Phil Bardsley, also returns.

And ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown’s wife Leanne is also back for the new series despite being in the middle of a huge legal battle with co-star and former friend Dawn

There are a few non-Wags in the show too; fashion brand owner Seema Malhotra, Stacey Forsey who is married to Sports Direct businessman Dave Forsey and outspoken Lauren Simon.

Czech born Ester Dee is back for her second season on the show – she caused a bit of a stir when she was introduced in season five when it was revealed by The Sun on Sunday that she isn’t married to the man who she appears on the show with, property developer Rob Lloyd.

Property landlady Rachel Lugo also joins the cast along with Nermina.

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When is the Real Housewives of Cheshire on and what’s the show all about?

The fifth series of the reality show begins on ITVBe on Monday September 11 at 10pm.

It repeats on ITVBe+1 on Sky and Freesat at 11pm.

It is also available to watch on the channel’s on demand service.

The reality TV show follows the lives of a group of women who live in one of the UK’s most affluent areas.

It shows their every day lives and explores their relationships with friends, family and partners.

It also details how they prepare for and deal with social situations and new business ventures.

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Husband and Wife Build Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Into a 15-Year Brand

Celebrating 15 successful years, the 2017 Run&Shoot Filmworks’ Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) screened more than 60 features, short films, documentaries, and television series. The six-day festival featured the movies Marshall, Detroit, Crown Heights, and Rodney King; and two episodes from Spike Lee’s new television show She’s Gotta Have It and two episodes from Issa Rae’s Insecure, among other groundbreaking works.

 

(L-R: Academy Award-Winning Director Spike Lee, actor Roger Guenveur Smith and Ken Shropshire of Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University for “The Color of Conversation” talk back screening for the RODNEY KING movie. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

 

This month, MVAAFF founders Stephanie and Floyd Rance received a special citation from the State of Massachusetts’ Governor’s Office for their significant contributions to the local economy of Martha’s Vineyard. With more than 2,500 participants at this year’s festival, the island saw a marked increase in housing rentals, hotel bookings, restaurant patronage, and lifestyle and consumer shopping.

 

(“Marshall” film screening; L-R: Charles E. Walker Jr., Esq.; Chrisette Hudlin, wife of Reginald Hudlin; director Reginald Hudlin; founders Stephanie and Floyd Rance. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

 

The Rances held the inaugural festival in July 2002 in Oak Bluffs on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. “Fifteen years is an outstanding accomplishment and everyone should be applauded,” says Floyd Rance, who co-founded the MVAAFF with his wife, Stephanie. “I always consider this event our third child and just like our other children we are equally as proud of this event. We have nurtured it and watched it crawl, helped it to its feet, and watch[ed] it walk.”

 

When Corporate and Art Backgrounds Unite

 

The Rances came to film festival production from backgrounds in corporate media and film production. Stephanie left her corporate job at Westhill Partners as director of public relations more than 15 years ago to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur and eventually launched her marketing firm, Crescendo.

Floyd, a film producer and cinematographer, started his career working on Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues. The Howard University graduate continued working with Lee and director/cinematographer Ernest Dickerson on the acclaimed films Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, and Clockers, among others. Floyd also produces episodic television and commercials; some of his clients have included HBO, Reebok, Foot Locker, and Family Dollar, to name a few.

 

(MVAAFF’s founders Floyd and Stephanie Rance. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

 

After leaving corporate America, Stephanie was taking a much-needed break while her husband was working on an independent short film in Barbados. During that time, she began to think about marketing initiatives that she could bring to the Island of Barbados. After returning home, she arranged a meeting with the management team of the Barbados Tourism Board in New York, which was looking to increase travel to the island by African American visitors. In her proposal, she included a pitch to bring a film festival to Barbados.

In the summer of 2000, the couple rented a house in Martha’s Vineyard, one of their favorite vacation destinations. They met a filmmaker who brought her short films to the Vineyard and convinced the local owner of the former Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs to allow her to screen her films. He agreed, and the line to see her series of shorts extended around the block.

“Subconsciously, I kept that moment in the back of my mind,” says Stephanie. “If you’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard, [you know] there’s not a ton to do on the island in the evenings.”

 

(Netflix Original Series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” L-R: Actor Cleo Anthony, actress Margot Bingham, MVAAFF co-founder Stephanie Rance, actress Dewanda Wise, actor Lyriq Bent, MVAAFF co-founder Floyd Rance. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

A Setback Turns Into an Opportunity

 

In 2001, the Barbados Tourism Board was ready to move forward with creating the island’s first film festival. Instinctively, Stephanie knew the film festival was a good idea for the Island of Barbados, as she reflected on that moment with the female filmmaker in Oak Bluffs. Not knowing anything about producing a film festival, she stumbled across a group on Yahoo.com titled Black Filmmakers, which still exists. She posted information about the festival and soon filmmakers were submitting their works along with registration fees for consideration to screen their projects. She received almost 15 film entries and secured both Showtime and AOL Black Voices as festival sponsors.

Unfortunately, the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks occurred that year; the Barbados Tourism Board, nervous about the negative impact on international travel, pulled out. Thinking on her feet, she decided that it would be a great idea to host the film festival in Martha’s Vineyard.

MVAAFF’s inaugural four-day event in 2002 had only 10 attendees. Though Stephanie had secured sponsorship for the fest, the representatives never showed up.

 

(“Insecure” stars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji enjoying a screening at the MVAAFF. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

“I could have given up,” Stephanie recalls of that early disappointment. “But I said, ‘You know what? I think I have something here. I’m going to stick with it.’ And 15 years later, the film festival is a huge success with sold out audiences and rousing standing ovations nightly. It’s been a long and rewarding journey. We are very proud of it.” There is much to be proud of. Now hailed as the summer’s finest local film festival, the MVAAFF attracts more than 2,500 attendees worldwide.

The Business of Building a Film Festival Brand

 

Producing the MVAAFF is a family affair for Stephanie and Floyd, who have two children. “There are pluses and minuses in our partnership,” Stephanie explains. “The great thing is that the money stays in the family. We might squabble about which films get in and which films don’t; Floyd is looking at it from a cinematic lens, and I gauge movies based on what pulls at my heart strings. We’re great partners, and I wouldn’t do it with anybody else.”

Still, the couple says that building the festival is a labor of love and has not been an overnight success. MVAAFF has also experienced a healthy increase in both revenues and sponsorship. From 2002 to 2005, the festival saw a 15% increase; from 2006 to 2010, revenues jumped by 25%; and from 2011 to 2015, the festival saw a 45% gain.

Each year, the festival has attracted more sponsors, as well as sponsors for individual events; over the past five years sponsorship doubled. Also, the founders included merchandising to their bottom line, with the sale of branded T-shirts and caps, which have become the festival’s must-have items. The growth has kept pace with the increase in conference registration and participation, numbers that remained steady even through the 2008-2009 recession.

Bringing Diversity to Martha’s Vineyard’s Arts Scene

 

The MVAAFF showcases between 50 and 60 films; currently, all the films are screened at one location, the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (MVPAC), which seats 800 people. Utilizing one theater venue for the festival is an added value for the filmmakers, sponsors, and attendees since no films or events are scheduled at the same time.

The MVAAFF draws a diverse and affluent group of attendees and loyal supporters. . There’s a large contingent of people from the Washington, D.C., area, with several from President Obama’s administration, including former Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch as well as state and local politicians. The event also draws educators, doctors, and lawyers; and Ivy Leaguers from Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard, including Professors Charles Ogletree, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., and Khalil Muhammad. The festival is also popular among the alumni and students from historically black colleges and universities, including Howard, Morehouse, Hampton, North Carolina A&T, and others.

(Academy Award-Winning Director Spike Lee. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

Aspiring and veteran filmmakers, producers, writers, executives, and a host of celebrities from across the country frequent the annual festival. Some are regular vacationers on the island; for instance, director Spike Lee has been a longtime supporter. Others celebrities and friends of the festival have included Ben Vereen, Jeffrey Wright, Ava DuVernay, Reginald Hudlin, David E. Talbert, Gail King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marla Gibbs, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, Karyn Parsons, Delroy Lindo, Morocco Omari, Dee Rees, Daphne Reid, Debra Lee, Lisa Davis, Esq., and many others.

“Our festival is different from other festivals, it’s like a family reunion,” says Stephanie. “It’s not a celebrity gawk fest; we’re not into that. It’s not pretentious; it’s laid back and cool.”

Over the years, the festival has screened a wide range of works including Hidden Figures, Baggage Claim, The Princess and the Frog, Birth of a Nation, Chi-Raq, Four Brothers, Idlewild, Miracle at St. Anna, and Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, along with noted documentaries Anita, A Ballerina’s Tale, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry, and television series Blackish and Backyardigans. 

(Filmmaker’s Brunch. Image: Courtesy of the MVAAFF)

 

 

Expanding Beyond the Vineyard

 

The Rances are extremely pleased with the support they have received from the film studios and television and cable networks as well as from the black film community. By creating a great platform for future filmmakers, Stephanie and Floyd are proud to have seen several festival participants go on to achieve greater milestones in their film careers. In fact, the exponential growth of the Martha’s Vineyard festival in recent years is leading to expansion beyond the beloved island.

The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival is very special to us and our loyal attendees,” says Stephanie. “We will remain on the island, but we are currently planning another three-to-four-day festival stateside that will launch in October 2018.” The name, date, and location of the new event will be announced separately.

“We are asked constantly to start a new festival,” Stephanie continues. “We would like to serve and accommodate the larger artistic community, and we plan to make [the new festival] bigger and better.”

 

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Jesse Williams Estranged Wife Asks For Full Custody In Divorce Battle

The messiness continues on in the custody battle between Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee.

According to new divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Aryn is now seeking full custody of their children after accusing her estranged husband of having rage issues and exposing their children to a “revolving door” of women.

Drake-Lee said in her latest filing that the “Grey’s Anatomy” star’s behavior is taking a toll on their kids, TMZ reported.

She further suggests that since their separation, her soon-to-be ex-husband exposed the children to at least one lover, if not more.

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She’s hopeful that the judge will rule in her favor, prohibiting Williams, 35, from introducing any romantic partners to Sadie, 3, and Maceo, 2, until they’ve been dating for six months or more.

Regarding his rage, Williams’ wife of more than 10 years reportedly claims the actor was recently involved in a road rage incident with his neighbor. According to TMZ, Drake-Lee said Jesse went off after his neighbor gave him the middle finger. She reportedly claimed Jesse “aggressively pursued him in his car” with both children inside and allegedly threatened to kill the person.

In July, Williams addressed rumors that he “threw away” his marriage in favor of a relationship with Minka Kelly on Jay-Z’s mini-documentary, “Footnotes for 4:44.”

“All of a sudden, mother f—– are writing think pieces that I somehow threw away a 13-year relationship – like, the most painful experience I’ve ever had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart, that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute,” Williams said, referencing his rumored girlfriend.

According to ET Online, who broke the news of Williams and Drake-Lee’s divorce, the pair cited “irreconcilable differences” as their reason for parting ways.

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In July we told you that popular singer and songwriter Terius “The-Dream” Nash and wife Lalonne were expecting their third child together. The new addition would be the eighth child for the “Shawty Is a 10” crooner. Martinez announced the news when she was already 35 weeks: Fast forward a few weeks and the baby […]

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The young mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33.

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Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed arrested on battery charge in altercation with wife

Newly signed Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a domestic violence charge of misdemeanor battery.
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Dax Shepard Pays Tribute to ‘the Greatest Wife, Mother (of Dragons) & Friend’ Kristen Bell on Her Birthday

Happy birthday, Kristen Bell!

The actress turned 37 on Tuesday, and hubby Dax Shepard was just one of several friends and costars who shared love and well wishes on social media.

Shepard, 42, took to Twitter to gush over his wife, writing, “On this day, many moons ago, the greatest wife, mother(of dragons) and friend arrived. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my .”

Ellen DeGeneres also got in on the fun with a montage video of Bell’s many appearances on talk show. (Who can ever forget the time DeGeneres, 59, gave us a very real sense of how much Bell loves sloths?)

Bell’s The Good Place costar Ted Danson, 69, also shared an adorable Twitter tribute to the actress: “Any place or thing in the universe can be up to 104% perfect. That’s how you got @IMKristenBell. Happy Birthday, KB!”

It was just another shower of love from Danson, who previously told PEOPLE he “just adore” his costar because she is “spectacular” and “gorgeous.”

It’s been a celebratory week all around for Bell, who celebrated the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday with a delicious buffet of Westeros-themed treats including Wildling Wings and “Dragon Eggs” (a.k.a. colorful deviled eggs).


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Bride Serenades New Wife With An Elvis Song During Their First Dance

These newlyweds are starting their marriage off on the right note.

On April 28, bride Heather Ni Chearnaigh surprised her new wife Lauren O’Sullivan during their first dance with a beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Halfway through the song, the rest of their guests joined in for a sing-along at the Cork, Ireland wedding.

“I have always expressed myself through music and what better way to express my love for my wife than through a song with such meaningful lyrics!” Heather, a piano teacher and wedding singer, told HuffPost in an email.

The performance was a complete surprise to the Lauren and their guests. Before the wedding, Heather had been practicing with Lauren’s Uncle Mick, who plays guitar in the video, and also arranged for printed lyrics to be handed out to their other family and friends. 

“As a wedding singer, I am used to singing in front of crowds and nerves would never be an issue, but singing to my wife, the most important person in my life, and my biggest critic, now that was nerve-wracking,” Heather told HuffPost. “Tears streamed from Lauren’s face as I started to sing. Immediately after the first dance Lauren hugged me and said, ‘You get more amazing every day.’” 

The couple first met online four and a half years ago and have been inseparable ever since. Below, more photos from the couple’s special day. 

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Teen Mom OG’s Tyler Baltierra Gushes over Wife Catelynn in Loved-Filled Throwback (from Age 14!): ‘We Were Just Kids’

Before they were married parents of two, Catelynn Lowell Baltierra and her husband Tyler were middle school sweethearts in love.

On Tuesday, Tyler shared a sweet throwback snap to Instagram of himself and the Teen Mom OG star cuddling up at the age of 14.

“Me & @catelynnmtv at 14 years old! She was clearly a happy camper & I thought for some reason it was cool to have a gold AND silver chains,” Tyler wrote.

“Regardless, it’s crazy to look back at old pics of us when we were just kids,” he continued. “We fell in love with each other so quick & effortlessly…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love you babe! #TheBaltierras #MiddleSchoolSweetheart.”

In the love-filled flashback, a 14-year-old Tyler, who dons a black tank and silver and gold chains, kisses Catelynn’s cheek as she wraps her arms around his neck and snaps the selfie.

Catelynn and Tyler were first introduced to audiences in MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, when she became pregnant with the couple’s first child, Carly. The two ultimately decided to give the child up for adoption, but continued to document their post-baby life for MTV’s Teen Mom.

The pair welcomed their second child, Novalee Reign, on New Year’s Day in 2015, and tied the knot at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan, eight months later in August of that same year.

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Although Catelynn and Tyler aren’t yet ready to get pregnant with a third baby, they eventually want to expand their family in the future.

“To all the people who are freaking out because they want me and Tyler to have more babies, we will one day,” Catelynn told PEOPLE in April. “I’m definitely still on birth control.”

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Baby No. 2 on the Way for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wife Tasha McCauley

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will soon become “Dad” to two.

The Snowden actor and his wife Tasha McCauley are expecting their second together, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.

While leaving a café in Beverly Hills Wednesday, the two were spotted walking arm-in-arm with a noticeable addition — a growing baby bump.

Gordon-Levitt and McCauley are notoriously private, keeping the big news under wraps, just like they did with their intimate December 2014 wedding ceremony. The pair welcomed their first child — a son — in August 2015, but have yet to confirm his name.

“Being in the public eye is a great thing. It allows me to do what I love to do, which is act in movies, but it’s a choice that I made,” Gordon-Levitt, 35, shared during a 2015 appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. “And that has its upsides and honestly, some downsides.”

He continued: “My son…he hasn’t made the choice to be in the public eye, and that’s a choice that I would like him to be able to make when he’s older, when he can think about these kinds of things and make that decision for himself. So, for now, I’m just a protective dad, and I want to protect his privacy.”

News of Gordon-Levitt and McCauley’s relationship first became public when Levitt spoke to Howard Stern in 2013 about dating someone out of the spotlight.

“I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public,” he said, declining to give her name. “The girl that I’m with, she really doesn’t want to be a part of that.”

McCauley earned her bachelor’s degree in robotics and has an MBA business education and research.

The news of the couple’s pregnancy was first reported by E!

Reporting by JULIE JORDAN


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This Guy Surprised His Wife With An Epic ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Gift

We must say, this birthday surprise is pretttttttty, pretttttttttty, pretttttty good.

Over the weekend, rapper Logic surprised his wife Jessica Andreas with the ultimate birthday gift for a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fan:  A string section performing the theme song of the HBO comedy the second she woke up.

If your memory needs jogging, it’s an homage to the third episode of season two, when Larry David hires a chamber orchestra to wake Cheryl up with a Richard Wagner tune.

HuffPost reached out to the couple for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication. This story may be updated. 

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Rob Lowe Reveals Why He Doesn’t Role-Play With His Wife in the Bedroom

Although Rob Lowe relished the opportunity to research and play “the Yoda of gigolos” in his new film, How to Be a Latin Lover, he didn’t take any of his work home with him.

“Listen, who does Luke Skywalker go to for the answers to the universe? You go to Yoda, he is the keeper of the secrets, he is the expert in stories,” Lowe tells PEOPLE of his reasoning behind the nickname he gave his character — a veteran gigolo who preys on wealthy older women. “More than anything, what my character Rick is that really made me laugh, is he takes what he does so seriously, it is legitimately life and death for him.”

Lowe as Rick spends a lot of the film dressed in hilarious, form-fitting costumes that are part of various role-play scenarios, and while the actor isn’t into role-playing himself, he has some well thought-out theories on the pizza delivery boy and naughty schoolgirl fantasy tropes.

“Here’s my thing though, having been an expert at role-playing now; I think you need to limit it to characters of the Village People,” he jokes. “It’s like, you can only put so many presidents on Mount Rushmore and pizza delivery boy, eh, is that my thing per se? I’m happy to do it, but I think pizza delivery boy is the female equivalent of guys liking naughty school girls.”

He adds: “I know a lot of people love  but it’s hard to do seriously. I’ve been with my wife 25 years, I would probably get two minutes into being, ‘Alright, pull over ma’am. I think you were speeding in a neutral zone!” and we would just be laughing. How could you ever get through it?”

Meanwhile, Lowe’s costar Rob Huebel and director Ken Marino think the Parks and Recreation star should consider becoming a real gigolo.

“He would make a lot of money as a gigolo, right?” notes Huebel. “I would pay for that.”

Marino agrees: “He would make an enormous amount of money, he’d be booked up for years. I’ll tell you something, I would sign up for a session with Rob Lowe. He’s a very handsome man.”

The funnymen joke that “there would be a line” for Lowe’s services.

“His Yelp reviews would be fantastic,” quips Huebel.

How to Be a Latin Lover which also stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, and Raquel Welch, opens April 28.


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Husband’s Illustrations For Wife Celebrate The Romance In Everyday Life

Since 2010, artist Andrew Hou has been documenting life with his wife Kate in a series of adorable and relatable illustrations.

“Even though we just passed our sixth wedding anniversary in March, surprisingly, both of us still feel like we’re in the dating phase,” the illustrator told The Huffington Post. 

Hou named the series “HJ-Story” after the initials of his wife’s Korean name. It started as a personal blog, but over the past seven years, his work has gained a large following with nearly 500,000 fans on Facebook

In December, the couple ― who lives in Seoul, South Korea ― welcomed their first child, who they named Chase. 

Fatherhood is definitely keeping him busy, but Hou says he plans to keep the series going for years to come. 

“HJ-Story is a personal project that I plan on doing for the rest of my life,” he told HuffPost. “It’s my way of creating a journal to document different stages of my life and to look back on when I get old. There’s usually a little story behind each image that I feel documents my thoughts better than a photo.” 

Below, check out more of Hou’s warm-and-fuzzy illustrations. To see even more of his work, follow him on Facebook and Instagram, or purchase his book on his website.

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This Dad Played A Prank On His Wife And People Are Loving It

Bobby and Rayena Wesson love to play pranks on each other.

“My wife is very playful and such a good sport,” Bobby told The Huffington Post. “This kind of thing is our love language.”

But the Alabama couple was amused to see one of their recent prank experiences go viral. In honor of April Fools’ Day, Bobby shared a trick he played on Rayena a few weeks earlier on Facebook.

Rayena is a nurse who works night shifts. During her shift break one evening a few weeks ago, Bobby decided to try out a prank involving their 3-year-old son Deacon.

The dad made his wife believe their toddler had given himself a terrible haircut, just before a scheduled family portrait session.

”I came up with the idea because she was so diligent in selecting a photographer, scheduling and getting family pictures done,” Bobby told HuffPost, adding that they’d just taken Deacon to get his haircut at a salon almost an hour away from home.

“He is a nightmare in a barber’s chair,” the dad added. “He pitches a fit and screams and raises all sorts of hell and she is the only one that can take it.”

Needless to say, Rayena was not pleased that Deacon had apparently done his own touch-ups at home.

Things escalated further when Bobby said he “fixed it some.”

Upon seeing another photo of Deacon, Rayena wrote, “My sweet baby looks like a potato.”

Then, the dad came up with another brilliant solution…

Once Rayena decided to leave work early, though, Bobby came clean about his photo-editing trick.

Bobby’s Facebook post about the prank reached over 18,000 likes and appeared on the popular Love What Matters page, where it received over 40,000 likes. 

His own parents shared their thoughts about the prank on Facebook as well, and it was pretty clear they were Team Rayena.

Although Deacon didn’t quite understand what was going on, Bobby said the toddler thought his fake haircut made him look like a police officer, thanks to a special video shout-out he once received from an Arkansas patrolman.

When Rayena arrived home the next morning around 8 a.m., her husband had prepared her a breakfast of pancakes and bacon. After changing out of her hospital scrubs, the mom went straight to Deacon’s room to confirm it was actually a trick.

“I could hear her laughing coming into the kitchen behind me,” Bobby told HufPost. “Then she kicked me in the ass barefoot while I was fixing her a plate. She then kissed me and whispered in my ear that this was far, faaar from over, and we laughed about it and ate pancakes.”

The Wessons have experienced viral fame before. In 2015, Bobby wrote a touching tribute to Rayena to acknowledge the hard work she does as a nurse.

“I want folks to know that I have so much respect for the work my wife, her co-workers and all nurses perform everyday,” he said, adding that she takes her job and commitment to her team seriously.

“I had this prank ready and waiting for a month before I had the chance to pull the trigger on it because she so rarely gets an easy night and the opportunity to actually sit down and eat. I wouldn’t dream of rattling her while she was under the gun in the trauma unit,” he explained. “My wife is a good sport, a better nurse and my best friend. I couldn’t imagine adulting without her.”

Bobby said he hopes people who read about his prank get a good laugh. 

“If someone is inspired to prank their loved ones all the better,” he added. “The world has plenty of room for fun stuff like that, and if not, we can push some bullshit aside and make room.”

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Watch This Groom Surprise His Wife With A Puppy During Their Reception

For BRIDES, by Katherine Santana.

It’s no secret that weddings are often full of jaw-dropping moments. Whether you’re surprising your partner with a choreographed routine you’ve spent months trying to get down packed — remember when Melissa Molinaro slayed her wedding reception with a Beyoncé-esque dance performance? — you just never know what could happen during an exchange of “I dos.” This blushing bride, Jenna, was in for a treat when her husband, Jeff Althoff, shocked her with the cutest — and furriest! — wedding present we’ve seen thus far: a puppy!

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During the reception, Jeff, naturally, gave a speech in front of the couple’s invited guests about his special gift. “Would you agree with me that the last few hours have been the best hours of your life as a family of two?” he asked his now-wife, to which she responded with a bright smile and nod.

“Well, I’m proud to announce that we have now became a family of three!” Jeff proclaimed as guests clapped. Jenna, on the other hand, appeared to be very confused. Finally, her hubby directed her to turn around as a guest came forward carrying a British Labrador puppy. Cue all of the “Aww’s.”

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The surprise proved to be especially noteworthy to Jenna, as she’s never owned a furry friend her entire life. The bride couldn’t help but hold back tears over her husband’s thoughtful gift, but no need for tissues, though. Her tears quickly dried as she held the new addition with tons of excitement. As the video progressed, family members quickly gathered around the couple. We can assume this furry friend is a boy, as he’s wearing a blue leash. We’ve got to say, Jeff, you’ve done good.

We wonder what Jenna named her little pal! If you want to get in on the heartfelt moment, watch the oh-so-adorable moment in the video above!

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Husband Decorates Bedroom With 7,000 Handwritten Post-It Notes For His Wife

One dedicated husband just one-upped us all with a truly elaborate Valentine’s Day surprise for his wife.

Jason Brinley of Florence, Alabama decorated the bedroom he shares with his wife Jennifer with 7,000 (!!) Post-it notes listing the many he reasons he loves her and memories they’ve made together. 

Oh, and on top of that, he organized the sticky notes to create an 8-bit-style design (reminiscent of old-school Mario video games) with hearts and words like “love facts” and “I <3 you.” 

When Jennifer came home from work on Tuesday, the bedroom was totally transformed. She knew her husband had something up his sleeve for Valentine’s Day but she had no clue what to expect. 

“I absolutely couldn’t believe it! It was crazy. I knew he was doing something that was taking a lot of prep work, but I had no idea it was that,” she told The Huffington Post. “The best thing I could think of was that he was making me a board game. This goes so much further than that!”

Below, a sampling of the Post-it notes that Jennifer received. 

Between all of the writing and design preparation, the project took months to complete. Then Jason spent Tuesday hanging poster boards covered with the sticky notes on the walls. 

On Wednesday, Jennifer shared a photo of the finished product on Reddit. The post has been upvoted more than 5,600 times with more than 500 comments. 

For now, the Post-its are still on the wall as Jennifer slowly makes her way through each and every one. Afterwards, she plans to compile them all into a book.

“He really did think of everything,” she said. 

 H/T Elite Daily 

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This Husband Is Giving His Wife His Kidney for Their 20th Anniversary

“He is literally going to give me life. So it’s an amazing gift.”

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The Good Fight Sneak Peek Is Sexy and Dramatic, Just What You’d Expect From a Good Wife Spinoff

The Good FightThis fight is about to get nasty. Your first look at The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, is here and it will make you say, “Alicia Florrick who?” (Just kidding, we could never forget…

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This Husband And Wife Recreated Their Wedding Photos After 42 Years

Conrad and Louise Gonzales were married in 1974. Forty-two years later, the couple recreated their wedding photos ― and they look even more in love now than they did back then. 

In a BuzzFeed video posted Monday, Conrad and Louise recount their decades-long love story, from when they first met in a high school accounting class, to their first date touring a college in Pasadena, California, to their July 6, 1974 wedding day and some of the relationship hurdles they hit later on.  

While prepping for the anniversary photo shoot, the couple leafed through their wedding album, reminiscing about the big day all those years ago

“It also reminds me how blessed I am that after 42 years I’m still with my wife,” Conrad said after seeing the photos side-by-side. “I thank God that he allowed me to find this woman and enjoy a lifetime together.” 

Watch the heartwarming video above. 

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This Crafty Husband Built A Giant Advent Calendar For His Wife By Hand

One crafty husband just raised the bar for spouses everywhere this holiday season.

At the beginning of December, Benjamin Hewins, who lives outside of London with his family, spent two days freezing his butt off while he constructed a 7.5-foot-tall advent calendar with presents behind every window for his wife Zyleen.

Benjamin told The Huffington Post that ever since they started dating, Zyleen has put lots of thought and love into the gifts she’s given him. Now it was his turn to return the favor. 

“I came up with the idea about two years ago when in the month of December, Zyleen would leave me a present every day on my drawer,” he said. “So that when I left work at 5 a.m. I would have something to open. It was just the most touching thing and every day I’d open my eyes before my alarm went off just filled with excitement. I felt like a little kid.”

Bundled up in long johns, Benjamin, who is a gas engineer by trade, got to work creating the giant advent calendar.

“I’m no carpenter at all, however I know how to cut wood and screw some screws,” he said. “It was more just using my imagination and being a bit creative. I didn’t really have a clear plan to start off with, I just started and kept going.”

When he revealed the finished product to Zyleen, she was blown away by the gesture. 

“She was so emotional and overwhelmed,” Benjamin told HuffPost. “I love that look in her face because I’m constantly trying to think of something to surprise her with and I’m glad she really had no clue and was overcome with happiness.”

Inside the wooden structure were 25 presents. So far, Zyleen has unwrapped shoes, her favorite chocolates, skincare products, a watch and cable clips to keep her chargers neat. Another item was an envelope with a question mark on it that reads, “It’s a day out with the kids and I, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes.” Benjamin said he will reveal the rest of the surprise in 2017. 

The Hewins tied the knot in 2009. In 2003, they met for the first time at a nightclub, which has since become a department store. 

“We went back a few years ago and had a dance in the utensil section around the same spot where we had first met,” he said. “All the shoppers quite rightfully thought we were mad!”

Though the Hewins share a solid, happy marriage, their relationship was at one time frowned upon by some people in their circle. Benjamin is Catholic, Zyleen is Muslim. The couple practices both faiths. 

“People around didn’t really consent to this, but they didn’t understand what a special relationship we knew we had,” he said. “We knew that if we understood what each other wants and built our relationship on trust and communication then we would be unbreakable. She comes to church with me and I attend her important religious days.” 

After thirteen years together, the couple, now parents to two kids, are still best friends.  

“I do really hope that when I’m 70 and have dodgy knees, I’ll still be in the garage tinkering around with old coat hangers or used tuna cans to make her something special for Valentine’s Day,” Benjamin said. “She’s a great woman and deserves all the happiness she gets.” 

H/T Metro

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Military Wife Finds A Creative Way To Include Husband In Christmas Card

Husband and father of four Brandon Sistrunk won’t be home for the holidays this year, but that didn’t stop his wife Ashley from making sure they posed for their family Christmas card together.

Brandon is a staff sergeant in the Air Force currently deployed overseas in Iraq. Ashley and their four kids live thousands of miles away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so she needed to get creative to make the group shot a reality.

Ashley’s mother took a photo of her and the kids, and a military friend of Brandon’s took a picture of him. Ashley then stitched the two images together in Photoshop and shared it with friends on social media. It was picked up by local news station KKTV 11 on Saturday and has since gone viral.

“Having a piece of your heart across the world, fighting for your country. It’s just a whole other level of emotions,” she said

Thankful for a mom that can cook!

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Ashley also told KKTV that life as a military wife has been tough on her and the kids. Brandon was deployed during three of the children’s births and was unable to make it home.

“We tell the kids, ‘Yes, other kids have their daddy home right now,’” she said. “But their daddy is out being a superhero, keeping our country safe and that’s important ― that’s an important job.”

On Instagram, Ashley said that the holidays are a particularly difficult time for the family. 

“I hate wanting to wish away a holiday,” she wrote. “Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, but with Brandon gone and the kids begging to have him home on Christmas, it just won’t be the same. I know we are supposed to ‘live for today!’, but I wish I could wake up tomorrow and have it be late January!”

Fortunately, Brandon is set to return home to his family early next year. 

“[The kids] adore him,” Ashley told FOX21. “He will do anything for them. So I miss him actually being able to come home at the end of the day and they yell ‘Daddy!’”

H/T KKTV 11

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Husband Turns Spare Closet Into A Beautiful Vanity For His Nurse Wife

Christmas came early this year for wife and mom of three Kari Koelsch.

After casually mentioning to her husband Todd that she wished she had her own space to get ready in, he decided to convert a spare closet in their Tiffin, Ohio home into a vanity where she could do her makeup. And it’s all kinds of gorgeous: 

“I was talking about how we are always rushed when we are getting ready to go somewhere,” Kari told The Huffington Post. “We are very busy and I mentioned it would be nice if I had my own place to get ready. That way none of my things would be in his way.”

The couple, who tied the knot in July 2015, have number of other home improvements they are hoping to tackle. But Todd prioritized the vanity project so it would be complete in time for the holidays and Kari’s birthday, which is also in December. 

“My husband always puts me first, which is nice,” she said. “As a nurse, I don’t often get the luxury of putting myself first. So it’s so sweet that my husband does.”

Todd told his wife not to look in the closet until he was finished, but ultimately Kari couldn’t stop herself from sneaking a peek at his progress. 

“I was completely shocked when I saw it,” she told HuffPost. “I could not have asked for anything more beautiful and perfect for me.”

On Sunday, Kari’s sister Molly Maksemetz tweeted a before-and-after photo of the vanity closet. The sweet gesture clearly captured the Internet’s heart: the photos were retweeted more than 66,000 times. 

According to Kari, Todd is planning to complete the project this weekend. He still needs to add additional lights around the mirror, install another drawer and finish the seat.  

“I took those pictures when it wasn’t even done yet,” she said, referring to the images above. “I couldn’t wait! I was so excited.”

Kari told HuffPost that she is a fan of the color pink, sparkles and “anything girly.” So the decor, from the pink and white walls to the gold accents to the crystal light fixture, perfectly suits her taste.

“I’m almost shocked that Todd came up with such a feminine design,” she said. “He is a utility worker that’s usually covered in mud. He’s a big tough guy that wears work boots every day. I’m definitely surprised he thought of pink stripes.”

And while some couples may choose to buy pricey gifts for one another, Kari said it means so much more that her husband makes her presents instead. 

“When I look at my vanity I think of all the time he spent designing it and how much love he put into it,” she said. “He told me he didn’t spend very much money on it and most of the things he put in it were on sale. But when I look at it, all I can think of is how priceless it is to me. Money can’t buy the things I have.” 

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Why This Wife Is Proud Of Her ‘Pathetic’ $130 Engagement Ring

One Tennessee wife is here to remind us that money can’t buy you love.

On Thursday, the Facebook page Love What Matters shared a post penned by Ariel Desiree McRae in defense of her $ 130 engagement ring set.

Take 1 or Take 2, I'll take you anyway I can get you

A photo posted by Ariel Desiree McRae (@arielunderthesea2013) on

The Tennessee woman writes that she and her husband Quinn were tight on money ― “scraping to pay bills and put food in our bellies” ― but didn’t want to wait any longer to get married. 

She told her husband that she didn’t need a ring, but he insisted on getting her one anyway. The couple visited jewelry store Pandora and bought a sterling silver and cubic zirconia engagement ring set for the occasion. 

They aren't big and they aren't expensive, but they are the most precious and the most beautiful things in the world to me

A photo posted by Ariel Desiree McRae (@arielunderthesea2013) on

While there, an unknowing sales associate made a snide remark about the simple rings the couple was purchasing. 

“Y’all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic,” the sales associate said, not realizing the couple was doing just that.

The encounter left Quinn understandably deflated and upset.

“He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again, ‘Are you sure you’ll be happy with these? Are you sure this is okay?’” Ariel wrote. “He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn’t cost enough money or weren’t flashy enough.”

But none of that mattered to Ariel. 

“Y’all I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25-cent gum ball machine ring,” she wrote. 

The couple eloped at a courthouse in a no-frills ceremony that was just right for them. 

“I’ve never been this happy in my life and I couldn’t imagine spending it with anyone else ever,” she said. “Here I am, courthouse married, $ 130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine.” 

You can read the post in full above. 

H/T Love What Matters

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Robert Duvall Shares What It Was Like to Work With His Wife Luciana In ‘Wild Horses’

Robert Duvall’s latest film is all in the family. In an interview with “The HuffPost Show” on Friday, Duvall described working with his wife Luciana Duvall in “Wild Horses,” in theaters and on demand now, and joked that she had a leg up on the competition for her role.

“To get it straight, she sleeps with the director, so that’s why she got the part,” Duvall laughed.

Luciana played along and agreed that their relationship was a factor in the casting process.

“That’s the only reason I took the part, really. [He’s the] only director I want to sleep with,” she joked.

Luciana then took a more serious tone and weighed in on her husband’s directing style. While some directors try to “force” actors to connect,” Robert takes a more hands off approach, she told host Roy Sekoff.

“Bob is very good with allowing you to be in touch with yourself. Like there were some scenes where sometimes you don’t connect. Actors, sometimes, they come on the set and they don’t connect with the scene,” she said. “Sometimes directors want them to connect with the scene, with something that is not there, so they force them to do something that is not available right now. And Bob, he said, ‘It’s just fine.'”

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Bobby Flay Cheated With January Jones, Claims Estranged Wife In Court Docs

Bobby Flay and Stephanie March’s divorce is not what you’d call amicable.

The couple split in early April after 10 years of marriage and March is challenging the prenup under which Flay is required to pay the actress $ 5,000 a month.

In Touch reports that March is challenging the prenup on the grounds that Flay allegedly cheated on her with three women, including actress January Jones.

A source familiar with the case told the magazine that the former “Law & Order: SVU” actress is claiming in court papers that the 50-year-old celebrity chef “committed adultery” with Jones several times in the in early 2010. The magazine also reports that March has accused Flay of cheating with a food stylist and his assistant.

Page Six previously reported that it’s believed the couple’s prenup had no infidelity clause, and if true, March’s claims likely would not help her cause. However, TMZ reported that the actress also filed documents claiming that it’s her “amazing palate” that is responsible for his success.

Reps for Flay and Jones have yet to respond to requests for comment.

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Photos Capture Tender Moment When Man Surprises His Wife In Hospital On Their 57th Anniversary

The sweet story of an elderly man’s tuxedoed surprise for his wife on their 57th anniversary has spread like wildfire on the Interwebs this week as netizens everywhere celebrated the Georgia couple’s enduring love.

James “Jim” Russell told ABC News that he and his wife Elinor don’t typically celebrate their wedding anniversaries in a big way, but this year, his family encouraged him to do something extra special.

So on May 20, Russell — who says he’s known Elinor “since she was in pigtails” — donned a tuxedo and, bearing an armful of flowers and chocolates, surprised his beloved in her hospital room. Elinor has reportedly been hospitalized for the past month.

The couple shared a meal in her room, then watched her favorite TV shows. Elinor told ABC News that the duo “had a wonderful time.”

“Being in a hospital bed, you get bored so when they came in, it made me smile like the younger days when we were dancing,” she said.

The couple’s granddaughter, Reid Russell, shared photographs of the special occasion on Twitter this week. Her tweet promptly went viral, racking up more than 25,000 retweets.

On Thursday, Russell wrote that she was “blessed” to have her grandparents in her life.

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24 Promises Every Man Should Make To His Future Wife

By Tom Miller for YourTango

I’ll be 36 by the time this gets published and I’m still not married. According to my mom, I should probably count on staying that way for a while because “all the good ones are taken.”

Little does she know that, sooner or later, I’ll likely marry someone younger or, gawd fahbid, some “poor” divorcee.

I’m not sure if I’m one of the “good ones” or not, but what I am sure about is that I want to have shared values with my future wife — and in return, I’ll promise her the world.

Or more realistically, I will commit to these 24 things:

I will never leave an empty toilet paper roll in the bathroom (or hang a fresh roll upside down like a monster).

  1. I will try to solve your problems instead of just listening and saying, “that sucks.”
  2. I will handle or (delegate handling) any pest problems.
  3. I will only say sh*tty things about your family when they do sh*tty things to you.
  4. I won’t steal your thunder and will always be your biggest cheerleader.
  5. I will eat anything you cook… unless it’s genuinely gross because life is just too short.
  6. I will respond incredibly well to the words “please” and “thank you.”
  7. I won’t get embarrassingly drunk at any event that’s important to you.
  8. I will surprise you with my depth of knowledge about completely unimportant topics regularly.
  9. I will bring home flowers for no reason, and no, I’m not feeling guilty about anything.
  10. I will not share all my passwords with you, nor will I ask for yours.
  11. I will sing the wrong words to songs… loudly.
  12. I will continue to despise reality TV, unless I marry a reality TV star.
  13. I will take athletic endeavors too seriously.
  14. I will make jokes at inappropriate times; you will generally laugh.
  15. I will refer to myself as a hero, not always ironically.
  16. I will lavish you with compliments, mostly sincerely.
  17. I will consult with you for most purchases over1,000 — adjusted for inflation to 2015 currency values — unless it’s a gift for you, or we’re just NASTY rich.
  18. I will cuddle you until I absolutely just need to sleep.
  19. I will not shoplift. This is probably not an issue, but I’m an 8th Commandment guy.
  20. I will not let disagreements with you color my opinion of you as a person.
  21. I will not go vegan.
  22. I will not start a band.
  23. I will help any of your friends move (provided they’re not complete jerks).
  24. I will not (completely) let myself go.

I know, you don’t have to say it: I’ll be a hero husband and all of your friends will be hella-jealous of how much I spoil you.

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Here Are Gifs Of All The Times Alicia And Kalinda Drank Together On ‘The Good Wife’

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the first six seasons of “The Good Wife,” up to and including the season 6 finale.

When the sixth season of “The Good Wife” came to a close on May 10, it marked the end of one of TV’s most powerful, complicated relationships: Kalicia. Up until this point of the marvelous show, attorney Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and investigator Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi) were alternately the best of friends and the bitterest of enemies. There were runs of episodes where they almost always shown together, and much longer runs where they were never in the same room. Gossip around Hollywood chalks the latter up to a vicious but completely mysterious fight between Margulies and Panjabi, which only makes the on-screen relationship between the two characters more fascinating.

Amidst all the turmoil, there was one thing you could count on with these two: They would drink. They loved drinking, a trait they share with several other powerful female protagonists on TV dramas.

So to commemorate their glorious friendship, The Huffington Post combed through six seasons of “The Good Wife” to find all the scenes where Kalicia drank together. Here they are.

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The ritual began in the show’s pilot, meaning it predates even the appearance of such staple characters of the show as Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) and David Lee (Zach Grenier). That’s how integral it is to the show! In this first episode, Alicia and Kalinda work together to crack a difficult murder case involving a faked carjacking. After Alicia presents their killer evidence, and the jury goes out to deliberate, Kalinda tells her that it’s a Stern Lockhart & Gardner tradition for lawyers to take tequila shots after their first jury trial.

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After Alicia takes her shot, Kalinda reveals that this was a trick: no such tradition exists. For a moment, it seems like Kalinda won’t drink her tequila. But then, of course, she does. Alicia smiles.

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The next nine episodes feature lots of interactions between Alicia and Kalinda, but none of them involve alcohol, sadly. They don’t drink together again until the 11th episode. Even then, it’s not in a bar, but in a room in their office: they drink beer and eat kettle corn while watching TV news related to the two cases of the week.

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In episode 14, though, Alicia and Kalinda hit the bar again, because they have some personal matters to discuss. (Glenn Childs has asked Kalinda to testify against Alicia’s husband Peter.) This time, Kalinda orders a dark beer…

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…while Alicia drinks what looks like tequila again. But she sips it instead of shooting it.

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This drinking session apparently goes well, because they go to another bar in episode 21. Alicia drinks what appears to be a martini with olives.

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Kalinda gets another dark beer.

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The very next episode, the second-to-last of season 1, opens with Alicia and Cary finding out that Alicia got the one full-time position they had been competing for all season. Kalinda waits for Alicia down the hall and, knowing that Alicia will likely feel crummy for beating out Cary, insists that they go to get drinks. They start by ordering two tequila shots in a row.

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They keep drinking, as is evident from the plethora of glasses that accumulate on the bar top.

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All that tequila gets them pretty wasted. A cute, younger guy hits on them, sending them into a giggle fit. He buys them yet another round of drinks.

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These extra drinks send them into the truthbomb-dropping stage of drunkenness, prompting Alicia to ask Kalinda whether she’s a lesbian.

Kalinda refuses to answer, much to Alicia’s chagrin. But then a call to Alicia’s cell phone saves her. Will tells Alicia she has to go see a client, so she composes herself and goes to Colin Sweeney’s house, where she finds him handcuffed to a dead female body. Alicia maintains admirable composure, considering her inebriation. Close call!

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Alicia and Kalinda next drink together in the sixth episode of season two, at an office party to celebrate a huge class action settlement. While drinking champagne, Alicia notes that Kalinda doesn’t look as happy as everyone else at the firm.

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Just three episodes later, in “Nine Hours,” one of the best episodes of the entire series, Alicia and Kalinda work on a stressful death row case from Alicia’s apartment. At a particularly trying moment, Alicia grabs them two beers out of the fridge.

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They drink them on Alicia’s bed. Slash fic alert!

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They actually only visit a bar one time in the second season, in the 17th episode. They return to their beloved tequila shots.

A couple episodes later, Alicia discovers that Kalinda had slept with Peter, one time, many years ago, before they were friends. She’s completely furious. The revelation creates a rift between her and Peter — and, more importantly, between her and Kalinda. Throughout most of season 3, they only speak when work requires them to. Some have speculated that the real-life tiff between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi first emerged around this time, though Margulies attributed the break to natural developments in the plot.

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In any case, they finally drink together again in the final episode of season 3. Though it begins as a kind of “Parent Trap” situation — Cary invited them both to the same bar — they actually manage to have a bit of fun.

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They even take tequila shots together!

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This bar visit sets off something of a renaissance in their friendship. They visit bars three times in the first half of season 4. They sip red wine and whiskey in episode 6.

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Cary joins them for some cocktails of an indeterminate nature in episode 9.

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And then in episode 10, they go back to tequila shots. Kalinda is uncharacteristically late to the drinks in this episode, which worries Alicia.

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When she shows up, a few minutes after Alicia takes her first shot, she reveals that the drama surrounding her relationship with her erratic husband is over. What exactly happened to him is unclear, though when Kalinda says there’s no chance of his ever returning, it’s hard not to suspect that she killed him. He was a jerk, though, so this is an occasion for tequila.

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One of the sweetest of their drinks sessions comes in the next episode, when Alicia is staying at a remote hotel while waiting to be allowed to depose a key witness in a case. Kalinda brings her fresh clothes — and a bottle of red wine.

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They lie in side-by-side beds glumly, chatting about this and that while drinking glasses of red wine. It’s cute. It seems like maybe they’re on track to be best friends again.

But then — nothing. In a big way.

Alicia and Kalinda see each other briefly in the next episode, but after that, don’t share a scene for more than two seasons after this hotel tryst. There’s no on-screen blowout to explain their bizarre separation, so this is when many (starting with Buzzfeed) speculated that Panjabi and Margulies got in some terrible fight. No one in the press has ever managed to figure out what transpired; it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood.

Whatever happened, though — and something must have happened — it kept Alicia and Kalinda apart right up until the very end of season 6.

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They sort of reunite in the season’s penultimate episode, after Kalinda has fled town to avoid being killed by Lemond Bishop, when Alicia thinks back to two times they’d met before. But the flashback scenes are either filmed in such a way that the two actresses may never have even been in the same room, or are repurposed footage from season 1. Fun fact, though: although this same tug-of-war over Alicia’s phone was shown in the drunken bar night in Season 1, Episode 22, the exact moment above is shot from two different camera angles in the two episodes.

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In the season 6 finale, they finally reunite for real. Kalinda surprises Alicia at a bar just before she leaves town for good. She orders two tequila shots for old time’s sake.

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Then, though, something curious happens: Most of the shots in the scene show only one of the two actresses clearly. For that reason, many people started to speculate that they hadn’t actually filmed most of it together.

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On May 15, TVLine reported, based on some anonymous inside intel, that the scene had indeed been faked. The shots that show only one face clearly were filmed with body doubles filling in for the obscured actor, while Panjabi and Margulies filmed the shots that include both characters separately, and then the footage was merged together in post-production.

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The fact that Panjabi and Margulies couldn’t overcome their rumored enmity even for a day of filming made the parting — likely the last time these two characters ever see each other, since Kalinda is now officially on the lam — even sadder. Kalicia is, or, was, a friendship for the ages. These drinking buddies will live in our hearts and livers forever. And we look forward to revisiting the early season heyday of their relationship many times to come.

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American Sniper Chris Kyle’s Wife Pens Love Letter On Their Anniversary: I’ll ‘Love You All The Days Of My Life’

“Today, I have a choice. I can bury myself under the covers and acknowledge the pain of missing you and mourn the future anniversaries without you. Or, I can celebrate never having a day without you in my heart because you loved me enough to leave me a lifetime of memories and beauty.”

Those are some the words penned by Taya Kyle on March 17, the day that would’ve marked 13 years of marriage to her husband, the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Kyle, who was credited with being the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, was shot and killed at a Texas gun range in 2013. His life story became the subject of the Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper,” which was based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name.

To mark their wedding anniversary, Taya posted the poignant love letter on Facebook. It has since gone viral, with more than 530,000 likes.

Read it here:

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Anatomy of a 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Present (or What Not to Give Your Wife)

Sugar Daddy (aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “I don’t want to talk about it — I’m sorry I made a mistake. I bought you a practical gift. I thought you would like it, I thought you would think it was cute I thought you would think it was warm. And comfortable like our relationship”

Me: “So basically what you are saying is that — after 16 years of marriage — you think the best gift to give me are two pillows and a sheet?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “It’s not a sheet it’s a set of flannel sheets and they were expensive.”

Me: “Really — are you really trying to defend your flannel sheets?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “No I knew it was bad.”

Me: “So why the hell did you get it for me — you know I am not all about needing a Harry Winston necklace — but getting two pillows and a sheet makes me think that I have lowered the bar so low that you think it is acceptable to get me a gift that is really more for the house and for you than for me. We both sleep in the bed so really this is a gift for you. Nothing abut this gift says : ‘I love you, I still think you are hot, I cherish you.’ To me this gift says, ‘You are as exciting to me as a broomstick. So… I think you should take your pillows and sheets and get your own bed and sleep someplace else.”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “Oh c’mon I looked at all the things and went past the jewelry store and I even looked for a doll for you.”

Me: “So — you couldn’t find ANYTHING except for sensible pillows and sheets to show me how much you love me???”

I am ashamed to have to write this post — but I’m doing it for all those wives who get HORRIBLE ANNIVERSARY PRESENTS to try and figure out what goes on inside the mind of the married man. So please enlighten me.

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “You said not to spend a lot of money — in fact you said not to buy you anything.”

Me: “YOU KNOW you should never listen to what I say.”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “I never learn.”

Me: “And of all the things you saw — your thought was — Oh I’ll pass on the candle and the jewelry and make a beeline for the home goods section?! Please explain yourself.”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “It was just a lack of imagination and romance.”

Me:” It makes me feel like you see me as a scullery maid. First of all the sheets you got — they are not even my STYLE.”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “I thought they were cute and warm.”

Me: “And how does this gift encapsulate 16 years of marriage — after 16 years you see me as someone who would love getting pillows and a sheet? what does this say about what you think of me and the years we have spent together? You see me at my finest when my eyes are closed ad my mouth is shut — asleep in bed?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “It was dumb, what can I say. I just had no imagination, I didn’t see anything I liked, jewelry seemed superfluous, you have jewelry… I don’t know.”

Me: “And you didn’t think this would read as totally unromantic?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch) : “I knew it was, I don’t know why I did it, I couldn’t think of anything.”

Me: “Why would a husband do this to his wife?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “I did never learn that being practical when it comes to gifts is BAD. I should’ve gotten you something that would make you feel special — which is what I wanted to do with the pillows and sheets.”

Me: “How would pillows and sheets makes me feel special?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “Because it was given from my heart — I wanted to give you something from my heart , I didn’t have any ideas what to get you.”

Me: “A pillow and sheets is from your heart — I don’t get it?”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “I though t it was something we needed and I thought you would like it even though it wasn’t romantic. I’m sorry I wish I could take it back. Now it’s too late.”

Me: To me this says — you have no idea who I am or what I like.”

Sugar Daddy ( aka the husband who is currently sleeping on the couch): “It just seemed like buying you an expensive gift would’ve been just to get you a gift — it still wouldn’t have meant anymore. It would have been a waste of money to buy you a necklace.”

Me: “That’s what anniversaries are for — to splurge and get something you wouldn’t get on an average shopping trip to the mall. YOU messed up buddy big time. To me this says — I am not of value — I am not worth the splurge… I am a sensible pillow and sheets kind of wife.”

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My Wife Told Me She Wants to Cheat, Here’s How I Feel

When Elloa Atkinson confessed to the Internet that she wanted to cheat on her husband, the Internet went crazy. Here is her husband Nige’s side of the story.

Elloa and Nige:

We had reservations about republishing this, originally shared on The Good Men Project, here. Therefore we’d like to say at the outset that there is no prescription here, no recommendation or suggestion about how other people “should” conduct themselves. We do our best to live by the principle of emotional responsibility which states that I am 100 percent responsible for my experience, as you are for yours. The concept of honesty is one part of this, and while it feels risky, it is, as our teachers Duane and Catherine O’Kane write, “far less risky than acting out.” We share this story for the people who want to believe that vulnerability, as scary as it feels, is ultimately worth the risk.

Elloa:

I wrote a post about wanting to cheat on my husband, and it went viral. The response was mixed, the opinions passionate. The only voice that was noticeably absent was that of my husband, Nige.

This didn’t seem right, but it did feel significant, symbolic of the collective vow of silence that today’s men are living under.

While some people expressed their outrage that I would hurt my husband in this way, others shared either publicly or privately that they too have had these kind of thoughts, fantasies and yes, even obsessions. Still others protested that if a man were to speak about being attracted to women whilst in a relationship, he would be lambasted.

This conversation, sparked by my article, appears to be one we are ready to have. The next step was clear. It was time for Nige to speak.

***

Nige:

A few weeks ago, when Elloa disclosed her secret attraction, I felt like my stomach had been clamped in a vice. Then, as her confession came, an inward surge of Hulk-like anger, all too familiar. My thoughts were no different than some of the judgmental comments that appeared in reaction to her article on The Huffington Post. Let’s face it: the ego always speaks first, and often cruelly.

The difference was, I know enough about this part of my mind not to voice my thoughts at this point. The first thing I have to do in these moments is take a breath, then another one, then another one. If I react now, it’s game on for the ego, but game over for the relationship — and I won’t let the ego win, because it viciously guards a set of mistaken beliefs that drive me further and further away from the one thing I truly want the most: love.

Therefore, Elloa and I have a contract about disclosing our secrets and dark thoughts to each other. We both understand that secrets kill relationships, and see so many couples playing a long-term game of hide and seek with each other. In our marriage, we are determined to fully know and be known by the other, and that means having the kind of raw, honest conversation that Elloa’s article described. The purpose of this is to go beyond the secret thought to the fear of who we are underneath, the fear that is driving that secret thought, desire or behavior.

Having this depth of honesty in our communication is not easy. It is scary, vulnerable and unpredictable.

Fortunately, we have enough tools in our relationship kitbag to be able to work through any form of upset in a safe and contained way, without using the other person as a dumping ground. The critical element in the whole process is the intention that we both set at the beginning.

We did what we always do in this situation, utilizing a therapeutic process (adapted from Clearmind International) that forms a core part of our relationship. The process gives permission to the reactive, raging part of my mind to unleash its fury for three solid minutes without any kind of reaction whatsoever from Ell. Crucial to the process is that she remains neutral, and that no physical boundaries are crossed whatsoever.

When the other person refuses to fight back but also stays the course and remains in a place of neutrality (not always easy to do), something amazing happens: the brutal, vicious attacking part of our mind gives way and we literally “drop” into our feelings. This is the place no man wants to go — a pit of despair, self-loathing, shame and loneliness.

My anger, directed initially towards Elloa for her “disgusting” behavior, was really masking a deep wound that I have carried since I was a boy — the belief that I in fact am completely inadequate and unloveable.

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The root of this belief lies in my childhood, during which I lost a testicle after being kicked by another boy and the subsequent taunting, which dogged me for most of my schooldays. I grew up believing I was a freak. I called myself the odd man out.

Fast forward 39 years and there I am with my wife, feeling 6 years old again: raw, exposed and vulnerable, with my head in my hands. I am terrified to look up, afraid she will reject me. In that moment, I feel deeply ashamed of who I am.

I know there is only one way through this shame — I have to make contact. I have to let her see me, otherwise I’ll just be an empty shell. If I don’t let her into my world, then I’m doomed to walk this planet as a zombie, a man with a plastic smile that doesn’t quite reach his eyes. And yet there is so much I want to say. Somehow, I have to take a risk and open up.

As a man, I haven’t been taught by our society how to express my feelings. It’s as taboo as wanting to cheat, forbidden in daily life and permissible only in the direst of circumstances. Even then, only a few tears are allowed before the words “man up” come into play.

Even now, after nearly three decades of inner work, speaking about how I feel often feels clumsy and awkward for me. However, experience has taught me not to listen to the shaming voice that tells me that I’m weak if I cry.

So on the day Ell told me about her crush, I let her hold me while my body shook and the tears poured out of me. I told her everything I fear I am and she just listened, just held me and let me let it all out.

Eventually, I came to a quieter place. The dam, once burst, doesn’t gush water uncontrollably forever. The wave subsides. I am left with my beliefs.

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After the outrage and attack, after the shame and the guilt, after the tears, there is a moment of true choice. This is the state from which I can change my mind, because here, I am open. Here, I am willing to accept help. I ask my wife, this woman who just a few minutes ago I thought was the cause of all my pain, to help me remember who I am.

And the truth comes back to me. I am not the odd man out. I never was. I am strong. I am worth loving. I am good. And nothing can be taken from me because I have everything I need within.

This is not a theoretical or intellectual knowing, it is an experience I inhabit when I work through, rather than dance around or avoid, my deepest fears. The function of my relationship isn’t to avoid experiencing pain or the realization of my fears — it is to give each other a soft place to land when one of us needs to show up, knowing that the healing is always twofold.

Elloa revealing her attraction therefore became a catalyst for me to expose a war wound that I carry on a daily basis and to do the work of changing my perception of myself. I do not do this work alone. I do it from a mindset of making conscious contact with my wife and with myself.

I’m a normal guy; I have thoughts of sexual attraction towards other women almost every day. Some are fleeting while others linger. It’s the ones that linger that trouble me the most. But I know that with each attraction there is an opportunity — often not as dramatic as this one — to take a step closer to my wife, to myself and to being the type of man I want the world to know exists.

And that is why, in our household, my wife Elloa is always welcome to tell the truth, and why I tell mine in return.

Find out more from Nige Atkinson about breaking the vow of male silence.

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Sharing My Wife

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A sexy two story delight that features women bringing the best out of other women. In “Vanilla Filling”, Mary tries to take a quick shower but when she is neatly tucked away behind the curtain and about to turn the water on, two of her friends burst into the bathroom in a firey embrace.  Nervous, she looks on from her hiding place desperate not to be seen. Helping My Wife Get Her Groove Back Melissa is in for a tasty, wet treat when a billionaire makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Robert invites Melissa over for a little quality time with his wife, and in exchange, he promises the shopping trip of her dreams. The idea is to make his wife, Janet, feel good about herself after having a baby. When Melissa takes him up on the offer, she soon finds herself wearing a collar and drinking Janet’s milk from a glass. WARNING! The story is very hot and raunchy all over. Not for the immature or faint of heart.

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Six Person Gangbang with a Wife, Four Black Men, and a Husband in Drag: An Interracial, Transsexual, Gangbang, and Humiliation Erotic Story

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When the husband comes home, he’s surprised to find a note instructing him to dress in women’s clothing (including her used panties) and join his wife and “plural boyfriends” in their room. Excited to dress in drag, he’s ready for the humiliation of his life while he and his wife pleasure four big black men!

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The Substitute Wife: Part Three

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The romance of Hank and Austin Conroy continues in the third installment of the best-selling short story. Dominant Hank and submissive Austin are about to celebrate Austin’s 19th birthday and their one year wedding anniversary. The festivities are halted by the shocking return of Austin no-good mother, Angie. Will her desperate schemes destroy Hank and Austin’s bright future together?This erotic novella is 12,200 words. This work contains graphic sex, as well as, taboo themes, lite bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and other elements of sexual fetishes and fantasies. All characters in this erotic novella are 18 years or older.Extended previews for other Keegan Kennedy works are included.

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As a Wife, I’m Guilty of These 5 Mistakes (And You Probably Are, Too)

After writing “I’m Guilty of These 5 Parenting Mistakes (And You Probably Are, Too),” I knew that I needed to write a post that pays homage to the major muck-ups that I make as a wife. Maybe I’ll also blog about the mistakes that I make as a rainbow loom maker, Turbo Tax user and fitted sheet folder. Seriously, when it comes to mistakes, I’m experienced on how to make them in all areas.

My husband and I have been together for 12 years. It’s sometimes hard to believe that if our relationship were a person it would be in the seventh grade, donning shiny braces and saying asinine things like “cray cray” and “totes.”

Like all relationships, we’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had arguments that ended with slamming doors and Michelin tires screeching down the driveway. We’ve declared our love and apologies over the phone once our tempers and transmissions cooled down. We’ve talked out our problems until the sun came up or one of husband’s farts lightened the mood. We’ve prayed together, cried together, laughed together and gotten food poisoning together after eating disgusting undercooked burgers doused in Heinz 57.

Most importantly, we have prevailed. We have persevered. We are raising two unbelievable children (despite our parenting mistakes), and we both have the same vision of someday pointing our rocking chairs towards the west, watching our grandchildren score major grass stains on the lawn and sharing Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements.

However, as a wife, I make mistakes. And I make them often. I don’t need other wives telling me what mistakes I make, because I’m aware of them. You don’t need me telling you what mistakes you make, either, but you probably make these.

1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I sometimes forget that my husband is my husband. He’s been around for so long that it seems like he’s just some dude leaving crumbs of Wavy Lays on the couch and dirty boxers on the floor right next to the hamper. I forget that he’s a hard worker, a wonderful provider and a loving father. I forget that sometimes my sarcasm and jokes hit below the belt. I forget that my job as his wife is to encourage him, compliment him, value him and support him. I often forget that he deserves my utmost respect.

2. Let’s Get It On

I’m tired. I’m tired a lot. By 9 p.m., the only things on my mind are folding the laundry, putting the kids’ snacks in their backpacks, locking the doors, feeding the malnourished fish, setting the clocks, brushing my teeth, lotioning my ashy elbows and getting into the bed to watch a show that does NOT involve animated pirates, sappy music while Danny Tanner resolves an issue, restoring cars or selling rare finds at a Las Vegas pawn shop. I want to relax and heave a collected sigh of relief that the day is done. I have no desire to play birds and bees. But, by God, men need it. They might just implode if they don’t get it. My husband is just as in need as the hungry Beta Fish. I often forget that I’m the one that must meet the need, whether or not I’m in the need-meeting mood.

3. Nothing Compares 2 U

Since the day my first child was born in 2006, she has been my reason for living. When her brother came along in 2010, he ranked right next to her on my priorities list. My children’s happiness and well-being far trumps anything in my life. Sometimes their needs trump my husband’s happiness and well-being. Date night shouldn’t solely be about my SAHM batteries recharging and how many margaritas I can consume before it’s time to go home. It should be about refreshing our relationship. I often forget that my husband needs my attention, my encouragement and my admiration as much as, if not more than, my children.

4. Control

I may make a ton of mistakes, but I know how to properly load a dishwasher. I also know how to hang a picture where it will be the most aesthetically pleasing in our home. I can discipline a kid and cook a meatloaf and I can pick out window treatments. I don’t need help in any of these areas, but my husband sometimes thinks that he should deposit two pennies into those accounts. Before I even hear his suggestion on how to cram more dishes into the dishwasher or where to hang the portrait or how to spice up dinner, I shoot him down (see no. 1, R-E-S-P-E-C-T). Sometimes I make him think that his idea is the worst idea since Miley Cyrus squatted on a wrecking ball. I often forget that my husband has pretty good ideas and although I’ll never admit it to him, that picture would look better over the mantle.

5. Pretty Woman

I once sent my husband the most brutally honest text message: “Let me know what time you’ll be home so I can get out of my pajamas and appear to have been productive today.” Some days the extent of my beauty regimen is brushing my teeth and popping the zit on my chin. If it’s a particularly cold day, I refuse to wear anything that didn’t come from the Gap Athletic Wear Collection. (FYI — you don’t have to actually be athletic to wear athletic wear). But, I know my husband appreciates it when I look nice. He never fails to tell me that I look beautiful when I’ve cleaned up and accessorized with scarves and dangly earrings. Some women like to believe that “inner beauty” is all a man needs. Newsflash — it’s not. Inner beauty is a wonderful, pure, lovely, noble thing. But a man also appreciates a nice-looking woman. I’m not saying that all women should morph into June Cleaver and mop Kool-Aid from the floor while wearing stilettos, but I often forget that removing eye boogers, washing the Crisco from my hair and trading the yoga pants for regular clothes once in a while is a step in the right direction.

Some days I feel as if I’ve really mucked up the whole wife-y thing. I rudely rolled my eyes at my husband, I didn’t pat him on the back when he really needed it, I put my own needs and my children’s needs before his. And the guilt sets in because I’ve got a really good man — he’s faithful, he’s hard-working, he’s kind, he’s easy-going. Watching him interact with our children still melts my heart and makes me smile.

I often forget to do the right thing in our marriage, but I’ll never forget how much I love my husband. That love is what fuels my desire to be better. That love is what makes me better today than yesterday. That love is the same love that will be in my heart when we rock on our back porch and watch our children and grandchildren. That love will be there when I forget to buy him Miralax or put tennis balls on his walker. I’ll always make mistakes, but that love will always remain.

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I’m Letting My Wife Go

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I’m sure it may come as a shock to some people, but I let my wife go. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, but it was the right thing for the both of us.

No, we’re not getting a divorce and no, we’re not separating. Truth be told, the practice of “letting go” has actually brought us closer together. But in order to understand what I mean by “letting go,” you must first understand that Kim and I are two very different people.

In fact, the differences between us were Kim’s primary concern with us getting married. “Seth, a fish may love a bird,” she said. “But where would they live?”

I smiled at the comparison because it’s fairly accurate.

Kim and I are incredibly different people. She’s the oldest in her family; I’m the youngest in mine. She’s very responsible; I’m…very much not. She loves the city; I prefer the country. She loves healthy food; I love junk food. She enjoys school; I despise school. She wants to watch British dramas; I’d rather watch comedies. She loves to sing and dance; I’d rather not. She prefers flying; I prefer driving. She loves to be with people, and I’d prefer to be alone. Kim is a driven, career-minded, goal-oriented woman, while I, on the other hand, am a laid-back fellow who prefers gardening and writing over anything else.

To put it simply, Kim is an extrovert while I am an introvert. Frankly, it sometimes amazes me that Kim and I even metlet alone got married!

But after knowing Kim for ten years, I knew that I simply couldn’t live without her.

Despite their many differences, the fish loved the bird and the bird loved the fish.

So we put our faith in that love and did the only thing a fish and a bird could do: we got married and built a bird bath.

The bird bath is a symbol for our middle ground — the place where we come together — but it’s also the place from which we feel comfortable to let each other go. To “let go” of someone is to love them enough to let them fly or swim away (or to be themselves) and yet trust that they will always come back.

For if we truly love each other, we have to be willing to “let each other go” to become the best versions of ourselves. Kim encourages me to keep swimming (develop my talents), and I encourage her to fly higher (chase her dreams).

Abusive, one-sided relationships are heartbreaking to me. How can we claim to love someone and then try to limit that person’s identity? Marriage is a union, to be sure, but it’s a union that should liberate, not incarcerate. Real love shouldn’t limit a person’s potential, it should expand it.

Real love tells me to let Kim fly and trust that she’ll always come back. I have to let her go so she can chase her dreams, pursue her education and develop her talents. Additionally, I have to let go of my fears that she might fly away and never come back. If the fish were to clip the bird’s wings, he would risk trimming her dreams and smothering her altogether.

That being said, I wish I could say that I’m perfect at letting my wife fly. But I’m not. In the end, we’re still two very different people. I have some deeply rooted insecurities, and we’ve had to learn to navigate each other’s personalities.

But while I certainly can’t tell you that I’m perfect, I can tell you that every time I’ve encouraged Kim to fly she loves me all the more for supporting her and having the faith to let her go.

So, if you truly love someone, have the faith to “let them go.” Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you.
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