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Adele confirms boyfriend rumours

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After months of swirling rumours, popstar Adele <a rel="noopener" href="https://celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/adele-rich-paul-dating-relationship-confirmed-instagram-post/bee88561-7a28-4b83-b1a8-a4f03e2ac3c2" target="_blank">has confirmed</a> her relationship status on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele and sports agent Rich Paul were first spotted together in July while attending Game 4 of the NBA Finals, after Paul told the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New Yorker</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> they were “hanging out” in May.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele shared a trio of photos, with the first two showing off her stunning black and white gown, as well as a black-and-white selfie of herself with Paul.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keeping it short and sweet, Adele captioned the post with a single heart emoji.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT_s4RMASgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT_s4RMASgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Adele (@adele)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Forbes</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Paul is a sports superagent, as well as the founder and chief executive officer of Klutch Sports Group, the agency that represents Lebron James and other famed NBA players.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele separated from former husband Simon Konecki in 2019, before finalising their divorce in March this year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They have one son together, nine-year-old Angelo.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: adele / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Britney Spears announces engagement, takes social media break

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After her long-running legal battle saw her father file to shut down her conservatorship, Spears has more good news: she is engaged.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58568256" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">after announcing her engagement</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari, on social media last week, the star deleted her Instagram account.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sparking concern among fans, she reassured them via Twitter that her absence from social media would only be temporary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement,” she wrote. </span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement 💍😉 !!!! I’ll be back soon 💋🌹✨</p> — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) <a href="https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/1437896257129750528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ll be back soon”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Asghari, a personal trainer and actor, also shared a snap of the couple following the announcement, with Spears showing off her ring.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTvPcEJP_2P/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTvPcEJP_2P/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sam Asghari (@samasghari)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The news of her social media hiatus comes after Octavia Spencer apologised for her snarky comment on the pop singer’s post announcing the engagement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Y’all, a few days ago Sam and Britney announced their engagement and me being me I made a joke,” the actress said on Instagram, referencing her comment that Spears should make Asghari “sign a prenup”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My intention was to make them laugh, not cause pain,” she continued. “I’ve reached out to this lovely couple privately to apologise and now want to restore just a smidge of happiness they were robbed of.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844181/spencer-spears.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d0d9b816ef4d4ca4a8ad471dbdeef749" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: news.com.au</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Britney’s fans have seen her through a lot of pain and she’s found happiness,” Spencer said, referring to Spears’ 13-year conservatorship. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’re thrilled for her. So let’s show them them love #nonegativity.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Asghari replied in the comments, sharing that he had no hard feelings towards the actress.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You are very kind to clarify but I have no hard feelings whatsoever. Jokes and misconceptions come with the territory,” he wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spears has been using her Instagram account to document her daily life and, in recent months, share her perspective on the conservatorship battle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her father, Jamie Spears, stepped down as her conservator in August and was replaced by the singer’s long-time care manager, Jodi Montgomery.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Spears also filed papers to end the conservatorship, with a court hearing scheduled in a Los Angeles court for September 29.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: samasghari</span></em></p>

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Fergie and Prince Andrew may say "I do AGAIN"

<p>It’s been reported Prince Andrew wants to say “I do” again with his ex and the mother of his children – Sarah Ferguson – 25 years after they divorced.</p> <p>But first he’ll have to survive the sex-assault lawsuit which was filed against him this week by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with the prince three times – beginning when she was 17.</p> <p>These charges relate to incidents two decades ago, when the complainant says she was also being abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a court filing.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/afd84d77024a4d8d9f68a0c684ed6656" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 282.0284697508897px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844078/fergie-and-prince-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/afd84d77024a4d8d9f68a0c684ed6656" /></p> <p>These accusations from Roberts Giuffre have come to light earlier but have only just been confirmed in this lawsuit. As a result, Prince Andrew has been relieved of his royal duties.</p> <p>Fergie has continued to defend him in the face of these accusations and Prince Andrew denies all of the allegations. It’s thought the support of Fergie in this situation, is one of the factors which has brought the royal couple closer.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/64b0995bdb4c4a46a8e50ae88de86048" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.43418467583496px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844079/fergie-and-andrew-later-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/64b0995bdb4c4a46a8e50ae88de86048" /></strong></p> <p><strong>Royal romance rekindled during COVID lockdown</strong></p> <p>After being divorced in 1996, Prince Andrew and Fergie have apparently rekindled their romance during the COVID pandemic and have even been living together at the Royal Lodge, sources told <em>Vanity Fair</em> magazine.</p> <p>One source added: “It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way.”</p> <p>Fergie recently told <em>Polsat News</em> she still lives by her vows from her 1986 marriage, even though the couple divorced in 1996.</p> <p>“I keep my commitment, no matter what,” the Duchess of York said.</p> <p>Last month Fergie told WSFM’s <em>Jonesy and Amanda</em> that her wedding to Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey was “the greatest moment of my life”.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6b9bbac31b6247e6976725a5efc333d2" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.437125748503px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844080/fergie-andrew-wedding-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6b9bbac31b6247e6976725a5efc333d2" /></p> <p>“I had my handsome Prince, he’s also a sailor, he had a sword, I mean you couldn’t write it could you, it was a fairy tale,” she said.</p> <p>“It was a great love story and I guess that’s why we’re best friends now. It was just really extraordinary,” she added.</p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images and Twitter</em></p>

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“I never worked with him again”: Angelina Jolie on Harvey Weinstein

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angelina Jolie has shared more about her experience with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, revealing in a new interview that she turned down a role in Martin Scorsese’s 2004 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Aviator</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to avoid working with him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right?” Jolie told </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Guardian</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> while reflecting on filming the Weinstein-produced film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Playing by Heart </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">in 1998 when she was 21.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is the assault.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie has previously spoken about the incident with Weinstein as a “bad experience”, but now labels it as an assault.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape. I stayed away and warned people about him,” she said in the interview.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember telling Johnny [Lee Miller], my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys - don’t let girls go alone with him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I was asked to do </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Aviator</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, but I said no because he was involved. I never associated or worked with him again.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though her first husband stood by her, her most recent partner, Brad Pitt, was initially less supportive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inglourious Basterds</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which was distributed and co-financed by the Weinstein Company.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 364.2578125px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844005/gettyimages-89735716.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/62a14e4af83e4f809a3a1e0a97149d57" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty Images</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie also alleged in the interview that Pitt approached Weinstein to produce his 2012 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Killing Them Softly</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> against her wishes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Weinstein Company eventually distributed the film, which resulted in Jolie avoiding attending promotional events for it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We fought about it. Of course it hurt,” Jolie said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was hard for me when Brad [worked with him].”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt later made headlines for a 2019 interview with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">CNN</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, where he disavowed Weinstein.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fight Club</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> star also said he had confronted Weinstein in 1995, after his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow said the producer had sexually harassed her.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt is currently producing </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">She Said</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a film on the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New York Times’</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> investigation of Weinstein.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie and Pitt finalised their divorce in 2019, though a battle over custody of their six children continues.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Weinstein has responded to the allegations in a statement provided to </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">TMZ</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, saying the claims were “brazenly untrue and clickbait publicity”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You’re Angelina Jolie, every female and male in the world, I’m sure, shows interest in you. Is the whole world assaulting you?” the statement read.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s very clear to me that this is for more sales on Angie’s BOOK,” he added.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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“Refuse to have sex with men”: Bette Midler’s response to new Texas law

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bette Midler has advised women to not have sex with men following the recent introduction of strict abortion laws in the US state of Texas.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Midlers’ stern statement comes as the new law renders abortions “illegal” after six weeks.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress,” Midler tweeted.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress.</p> — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) <a href="https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1433626916003586053?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">High profile stars shared their praise for Midler’s stance, with singer Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s daughter, replying “my dad actually suggested that decades ago”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Midler continued to speak about the issue, writing, “this isn’t about guns, speech, money or war. It’s about women, their lives, their bodies, and their autonomy.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That’s what allowed the court to do shoddy work, with careless disregard, because who’s going to stop it? They only did the thing in the dead of night, without care or effort, because they believe women are so used to being gaslit that of course, they’ll just tolerate it,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They did the thing in the dead of night, without care or effort because they genuinely believe that they’re only women, and they deserve what they get.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions beyond the point where medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, which usually occurs at around six weeks, before some women know they’re pregnant.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The law also does not make exceptions for those who are pregnant as a result of incest or rape.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Private citizens are allowed to sue abortion clinics if they suspect them of performing illegal abortions under the new law.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many celebrities have spoken out against the bill, with singer P!nk writing, “I stand in solidarity with people in (Texas) who, as of today, face an extreme 6-week abortion ban”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The ban… will be the blueprint for bans across the US. Unless we do something about it,” she added.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Desperate Housewives</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> star Eva Longoria Baston wrote: “It’s pretty simple. We should all be able to make decisions about our health &amp; future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“But between (Texas’) extreme abortion ban &amp; states passing a record number of abortion restrictions this year, we have to fight for everyone’s reproductive freedom.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The outcry from Midler and other celebrities comes as the US Justice Department sues Texas over the new law, arguing the law was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution”.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty</span></em></p>

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Melissa Leong debuts new beau after split from husband

<p><em>Image: Melissa Leong / Instagram </em></p> <p>The 39-year-old food writer turned TV personality took to Instagram to gush over new boyfriend, Melbourne hair-care entrepreneur Rob Mason.</p> <p>Leong said Mason was the “best part of her day”, posting a photo of the father-of-three, who founded the hair-care brand Morries Motley.</p> <p>“Gratuitous hot dad post, a day late” Melissa wrote, in reference to Father’s Day on Sunday.</p> <p>“Creator of world class cosmetics and the brains behind @morriesmotley, brilliant father to a legendary babe squad and the best part of my day, nothing but love”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdVezvv3Cz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdVezvv3Cz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Melissa Leong | FOODERATI (@fooderati)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The couple appeared in a photo together posted on Leong’s Instagram story on the weekend, as they FaceTime chatted with friends for a lockdown double date.</p> <p>Last weekend Mason shared a photo of Leong for the first time showing her cooking in the kitchen, shared with the caption: “Twas Phenomenal”.</p> <p>The two have not previously commented on their relationship. This comes after Leong’s shock split from her bar owner husband, Joe Jones, in December last year.</p> <p>“It has brought us such happiness to walk together, but the time has come for Joe and I to part ways and walk on, apart” she said at the time. They were married in February 2017 after five months of dating.</p> <p>It would appear Leong met Mason recently, telling the<span> </span><em>Sydney Morning Herald</em><span> </span>in June she was “single and ready to mingle".</p> <p>Melissa fronted Channel 10’s MasterChef for the first time in 2020, alongside new judges Jock Zonfrillio and Andy Allen. The trio replaced original judges George Calombaris, Matt Preseton and Gary Mehigan who departed the show in 2019 after contraction negotiations broke down.</p>

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Singer Stan Walker marries in private ceremony

<p>Singer Stan Walker has tied the knot with partner Lou Tyson in an intimate romantic ceremony in New Zealand.</p> <p>The couple, who first began dating in 2013, said “I do” in a private service last month.</p> <p>Given ongoing COVID restrictions both in Australia and in New Zealand - where they’re based - their plans for a big wedding were put aside in favour of a low-key ceremony with only immediate family.</p> <p>Tyson’s son, who Walker affectionately refers to as “Boy”, was their pageboy, while both of their parents were in attendance, as well as a celebrant.</p> <p>Walker’s siblings — he has three brothers and one sister — all live in Australia so they were unable to attend.</p> <p>But they’ve posted a hauntingly-beautiful video of their wedding on YouTube for all of their friends and family who could not attend – as well as fans. They’ve said they see it as a virtual bonbonnière to share with loved ones.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pqr2Q5f6-kI" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Plans for a huge event were put on hold</strong></p> <p>The couple had been planning a huge event with hundreds of guests, incorporating both of their extended large ‘whanau’, or family. But they’ve said they still intend to put on a big party in the new year when travel is hopefully back on the table.</p> <p>Tyson wore a traditional white dress, while Walker opted for loose-fitting silk pants and shirt.</p> <p>Walker, 30, first rose to fame when he won <em>Australian Idol</em> in 2009. He went on to become a top recording artist – both in Australia and in New Zealand. He also embarked on some successful television and acting projects.</p> <p>The couple have taken a while to get married. While Tyson has long been the love of Walker’s life, touring and recording commitments separated them in 2017 for some time and they went their separate ways. But they reunited in 2020.</p> <p>While lockdown means live gigs are currently off the table, Walker has been busy working on some new music. His eighth and ninth albums will be released this month and in October.</p> <p>As a backdrop to the couple’s wedding video, Walker sings his song titled: <em>Mateamateaone.</em></p> <p>He is a cancer survivor, who underwent treatment for stomach cancer a few years ago, and he is a passionate First Nations advocate.</p> <p><em>Image: YouTube</em></p>

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Meryl Streep's daughter's secret wedding pics

<p><span>Mark Ronson and Grace Gummer have formalised their devotion to one another by tying the knot!</span><br /><br /><span>"To my truest love...out of nowhere, you made 45 hands down the greatest year of my life. And I'm sure it took me 45 years to become the man worthy of your love," Ronson shared in a heartfelt post over the weekend, along with photos from their surprise wedding day.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTa0UuspaWg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTa0UuspaWg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"I hope I spend every one of these birthdays by your side till my last day. And beyond.</span><br /><br /><span>“Forever and ever yours ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (and yes, we got married)," he added.</span><br /><br /><span>Robson is an American-English musician, while Rummer is an actress like her iconic mother, Meryl Streep.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843815/grace-gummar-mark-ronson-jean-pierre-adams-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1e50276d23184f0dbeebcefc76a34662" /><br /><br /><span>Ronson’s sister Samantha also shared a special photo from the day, writing: "Look at you…. walking into the next chapter with your perfect partner in crime.</span><br /><br /><span>“I know this is gonna be the best year yet- so- happy f---king birthday!</span><br /><br /><span>“You get older and we continue to get the gift of you in our lives. I love you so much!!! Miss you xoxoxo"</span><br /><br /><span>The couple are notoriously discreet about their relationship.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843814/grace-gummar-mark-ronson-jean-pierre-adams-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/da97595827074a10b59bb1dfa256bab4" /><br /><br /><span>While little to no details are known about Robson and Gummer's wedding, reports say the pair had an intimate ceremony in New York back in August.</span></p> <p><em>Image: Getty / Instagram </em></p>

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See the best Father’s Day tributes from your fave celebrities

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With another Father’s Day having come and gone, celebrities have taken to social media to share sweet tributes to the father figures in their lives.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here’s a collection of the best Father’s Day tributes for 2021.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTayZyOpgzA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTayZyOpgzA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Patti Newton (@pattinewtonofficial)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Patti Newton shared an adorable tribute both to beloved husband Bert, and all the other Dads out there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Especially those doing it hard,” she captioned a photo of the pair.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s all about attitude and Bert has a wonderful one. 😍😀🙂”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 400px; height:500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843774/241171592_4242061989225040_7970268295352654712_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3884b77b19754f839e1c57da224f4a91" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Patti Newton / Instagram</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Australian star also shared a sweet throwback photo of herself as a child with her father, writing: “Happy Father’s Day. My darling dad Matt, always on my mind xxx”.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbuCsohAK_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbuCsohAK_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After his father passed away in March, Russell Crowe is spending his first Father’s Day without his dad, John Alexander.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To mark the sad occasion, the Hollywood star shared a black-and-white shot of his dad, along with a simple message: “Happy Father’s Day”.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbhL9rpFss/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbhL9rpFss/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chris Hemsworth shared a suite of photos of him with his dad - including two from his childhood .</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Happy Father’s Day you big bloody champion!!!” the </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thor</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> star wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Thanks for always being there. Love ya dad”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, it was the most recent photo that drew a wave of comments.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Wow that Apple did not fall far from that tree,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson commented. “Happy Father’s Day to both you studs 💪🏾”.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbcORELRcq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTbcORELRcq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Curry AO (@lisacurry)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Former Olympian Lisa Curry also shared a collection of snaps of her dad, as well as one with her dad and grandad relaxing in a pool.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Happy Father’s day to all the dads today … here and wherever they are. Thanks for choosing me 🥰👼💙,” Lisa wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This is where my happy place was, in the pool with dad and pop … Who remembers having a pool like this ?!”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Patti Newton / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Newlyweds cause stir with $328 bill for no-show guests

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A newlywed couple has sparked controversy after invoicing no-show wedding guests for their share of wedding costs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A photo of the invoice was shared on Twitter and soon went viral, with the poster commenting, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol”.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol <a href="https://t.co/ZAYfGITkxP">pic.twitter.com/ZAYfGITkxP</a></p> — philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) <a href="https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1430276198823829508?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The pictured invoice was sent by a couple whose wedding at the Royalton Negril Resort &amp; Spa in Jamaica cost $164 a head.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The couple - identified by </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Post</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as Doug Simmons and Dedra McGee - called out guests who didn’t attend in the notes section of the invoice.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This invoice is being sent to you because you confirmed seat(s) at the wedding reception during the Final Headcount,” the invoice reads.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The amount above is the cost of your individual seats. Because you didn’t call or give us proper notice that you wouldn’t be in attendance, this amount is what you owe us for paying for your seat(s) in advance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You can pay via Zelle or PayPal. Please reach out to us and let us know which method of payment works for you. Thank you!”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The post quickly divided the internet, with some wishing they had thought of doing the same thing themselves, while others claimed it would end relationships.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I wish I’d thought of this. A third of the people who RSVP’d for our wedding didn’t show up. We paid for a lot of food that went to waste (though it was a lot less than $US 120 a plate),” said fellow Twitter user Jackie Barbosa.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You are so special to us that we invited you to our wedding. However, we are going to severe [sic] that relationship for $US240 because you didn’t let us show off in person. But we will send an invite to our baby shower at some point, so show up with a gift or face collections,” said one critic.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite the controversy, when </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Post</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> reached out to the groom, he admitted that had been a “little petty” but he is “not some trifling person who is going to bill somebody”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Simmons stressed that it wasn’t about the money, saying that he and his bride were more hurt and feeling disrespected by those who didn’t show up to their wedding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Four times we asked, ‘Are you available to come, can you make it?’, and they kept saying, ‘Yes’,” Simmons told </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Post</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. “We had to pay in advance for Jamaica - this was a destination wedding.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, when they got to the final headcount they discovered that not everyone followed through.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“No one told me or texted me, ‘Hey, we can’t make it’,” Simmons said. “That’s all I was asking.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you tell me you can’t make it, I would be understanding - but to tell me nothing, but then let me pay for you and your plus ones? Four people became eight people. I took that personally.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Facebook</span></em></p>

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Prince Charles and Camilla SLAMMED for post on Princess Di’s memorial day

<p><span>Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have been bashed by critics after they shared two posts on their Twitter account, on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.</span><br /><br /><span>The “people’s princess” passed away 24 years ago, on the 31st of August, 1997.</span><br /><br /><span>The Clarence House Twitter page paid no attention to the date however, and shared a tweet that offered royal fans a virtual tour of the couple’s London home.</span><br /><br /><span>Another post quizzed followers about the number of horses they could spot in an image of the residence’s Horse Corridor.</span><br /><br /><span>The tweets were not received well by fans, who felt it was an appropriate time to share details of their royal residence.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBHCpPNovQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBHCpPNovQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Lady Diana, Princess of Wales (@lady.diana._)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"The 31st? The day Princess Diana died, you post this? RIP the Queen of Hearts," wrote one user.</span><br /><br /><span>"Rest in Peace Diana, Princess of Wales," another said, sharing a portrait of Princess Diana.</span><br /><br /><span>"Today is all about the one and only Princess Diana," a third added.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple's original tweet read: “Thank you for exploring Clarence House with us over the last month.</span><br /><br /><span>"We are looking forward to welcoming you back for a visit soon!"</span><br /><br /><span>Royal fans have been given special access to the new Diana statue at Kensington Palace.</span><br /><br /><span>During a two-hour window, the public was able to pay their respect to the late Royal in the Sunken Gardens, where the bronze status is located.</span><br /><br /><span>Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announced last week "we will be opening that up, freely available, for passers-by or anybody who wants to stop and take a moment on that Tuesday, specially for the anniversary."</span><br /><br /><span>The statue was commissioned four years ago.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843595/diana-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/30c61f0673df433a8545a7dc44d365b0" /></p> <p><em>People paying their respects in the Sunken Gardens. Image: Getty</em><br /><br /><span>It was recently unveiled by Prince William and Prince Harry, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021.</span><br /><br /><span>"Our mother touched so many lives," the brothers said in a joint statement when they first announced the memorial.</span><br /><br /><span>"We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."</span><br /><br /><span>The statue also features three children to represent the "universality and generational impact" of Diana's work.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843594/diana-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/51f344180a2642f593d9eb7a5fd80d47" /></p> <p><em>The statue of Diana. Image: Getty</em><br /><br /><span>"Diana, Princess of Wales was an icon who touched the lives of people right around the world, so it has been a privilege to work alongside Prince William and Prince Harry on this statue which commemorates her life," sculptor Rank-Broadley said.</span><br /><br /><span>"We wanted to capture her warmth and humanity while showcasing the impact she had across generations.</span><br /><br /><span>“I hope that people will enjoy visiting the statue and the Sunken Garden, and taking a moment to remember The Princess."</span></p>

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Bride ‘apologises’ for COVID-19 super spreader event

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A bride’s apology to guests who attended her ‘super spreader’ wedding has missed the mark for one guest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking to Reddit, the disgruntled guest shared the story with the title ‘Person I went to high school with held the super-spreader event of the year and this is her apology’.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The user attached a screenshot of the apology which the bride sent via email.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“One week ago was the best day of our lives, and despite this absolute mess of COVID spreading I would relive it again and again,” she wrote in the email.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I am so very sorry to anyone that caught COVID, but we keep reminding ourselves that 1) we broke no rules, as there are no restrictions, and 2) we didn’t force anyone to go and 3) it was everyone’s personal choice.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Some people have made us feel guilty for what has happened, but this was nothing we anticipated. We point no fingers as we know this was a risk. All we care about is that no one is terribly sick.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 474.22680412371136px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843555/fxjw89hfl5k71.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fb7b9813e64e4b009e1de890f275239c" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Reddit</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The bride ended the message with the hope that a “miracle happens” and they can still go on their honeymoon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Here’s to spending our first two weeks of marriage quarantining away from one another, and praying to god a miracle happens and we don’t have to postpone our honeymoon,” she wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If we get through this, honey, we can get through it all,” she concluded, adding a winking emoji at the end.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other users on the platform were quick to share their disapproval of the bride’s way of apologising, labelling it as “tone deaf”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Obvious sign that she went ahead with the mentality of ‘it won’t happen at MY wedding’,” one person commented.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“How tone deaf is this women,” another added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Yes, and their conclusion is the hope that their HONEYMOON isn’t postponed?” a third queried. “Oh yes, let’s TRAVEL after hosting a super spreader [event].</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If it’s only been a week it’s much too early for her to be so confident about no one getting seriously sick,” another person said. “She can’t know who their guests have infected and people stay sick with COVID much longer than just a week.”</span></p>

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Unlikely romance starts with Facebook ad

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">An advertisement for a king bed on Facebook marketplace has resulted in an unlikely romance - and the couple have announced that they are now expecting their first child together.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When Kyla Speirs, a Scottish air stewardess, advertised her king bed frame with a mattress online, she was soon approached by Gary MacDonald with a £150 offer that would end in romance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When she handed over the bed frame, Speirs told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Mirror</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that it was “love at first sight”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We just got talking while he was there and chatted for ages then he left,” she explained.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though she thought she would “never” hear from MacDonald again, the pair soon began exchanging messages.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A few weeks later, the pair arranged to meet again for a date, and officially started their relationship in April.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now, the couple have announced that they’re expecting a baby in January 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speirs announced the pregnancy with two photos - the first of the original Facebook ad and the second of a scan of the baby - with the caption, “How it started v how it’s going. Love at first sight I swear.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843507/1_js243237650.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f5e054d733974acf98080fffe43e9a66" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Deadline</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The couple’s story has since gone viral on social media, with other users praising their unique romance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">MacDonald also shared the news, writing on Facebook: “Longest I’ve kept a secret in my life. Baby MacDonald coming January 2022.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Deadline</span></em></p>

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New Zealand's ‘first man’ opens up on wedding plans with Prime Minister Ardern

<p>Clarke Gayford told <em>Sunrise</em> he and Jacinda have put preparations “on the backburner” after the whole country was plunged into a COVID-19 lockdown last week.</p> <p>The wedding, scheduled for this summer in Gisborne on the North Island, has been anticipated for some time since the pair were engaged at Easter two years ago.</p> <p>But Gayford continued: “Unfortunately this latest lockdown has kind of just put everything on the backburner for the interim, so there will be a whole flurry of activity closer to the time,” he said.</p> <p>The 43-year-old, who shares a three-year-old daughter with Ardern, said the couple had not planned a honeymoon, admitting: “I don’t think we’ve even had that conversation.”</p> <p><strong>Promoting his new fishing book as well</strong></p> <p><img style="width: 396.7611336032388px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843422/clarke-gayford-fish-of-the-day.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/13ed5fa3c66748949033a697f179f780" /></p> <p>Gayford, who’s been a successful television and radio host for the past 20 years, was talking on <em>Sunrise</em> to promote his new fishing book which he has co-authored with Mike Bhana.</p> <p>Called<em> Fish Of The Day</em> – the book is based on Gayford’s fishing show of the same name and includes travel tips, recipes and more.</p> <p>Gayford told the Sunrise hosts, Natalie Barr and David Koch, he has been teaching Ardern how to fish and she’s “actually pretty good.”</p> <p>“I can say that she has got enthusiastically into some of the fishing trips that we’ve been able to get stuck into,” he said.</p> <p>“I’ve been teaching her how to soft bait and a style of fishing called speed-jigging and she’s very determined when she sets her mind to it.”</p> <p>The Kiwi said his first fishing trip with Ardern was “absolutely magic.”</p> <p>“It went dead flat, we had a whale show up, her first cast she got a 14 pound (6.3kg) snapper, her very next cast she caught this huge john dory - and she thought that was what fishing was always like.</p> <p>”So she was hooked from that point onwards,” he laughed.</p> <p><em>Photos: Getty Images</em></p>

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“I found my Prince Charming”: Paris Hilton reveals glam wedding details

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After announcing her engagement to venture capitalist Carter Reum in February, Paris Hilton has shared a few details about her upcoming wedding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Appearing on </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Tonight Show</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the 40-year-old entrepreneur described the planning process as “very stressful”. </span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CR9iM8mpBfD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CR9iM8mpBfD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Paris Hilton (@parishilton)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though she admitted that picking a dress had been “basically the only thing that I’ve done” so far, Hilton insisted she’s “not a bridezilla at all”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s gonna be like a three-day affair. We have a lot happening,” she told host Jimmy Fallon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To add to the stress, Hilton shared that she was documenting her wedding for an unscripted show, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Paris in Love</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, set to air on US channel Peacock.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Why add that extra pressure?” Fallon asked the star.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I just feel like for my documentary, <em>This is Paris</em>, it ended in a way which … was amazing - but I just feel like I wanted my fans to see that I found my Prince Charming and my happy fairy-tale ending,” Hilton explained.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843310/238853613_526989238590322_4514895341700915503_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a73c71a223dc4ac395be3ad844af34a6" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Paris Hilton / Instagram</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Asking about her other wedding plans, Fallon asked the heiress and DJ whether she would be DJing her own event.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You’re one of the most famous deejays out there,” Fallon said. “Are you going to deejay at your own wedding or get a band?”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ll definitely get a DJ because it’s too much,” Hilton replied. “We’ll have a band as well.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As for her wedding attire, Hilton said she would have closer to ten dresses as she loves “outfit changes”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And what about your husband-to-be? Will he have outfit changes?” Fallon queried.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He’s not as high maintenance as I am,” Hilton replied jokingly.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hilton announced her engagement to 40-year-old Carter earlier this year on Instagram after the pair had been dating for one year, writing: “When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZYmbZBN8e/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZYmbZBN8e/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Paris Hilton (@parishilton)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My love &amp; I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I said yes, yes to forever.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Paris Hilton / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Blake Lively shares cheeky snap promoting Ryan Reynolds’ new film

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Blake Lively has shared a cheeky bikini photo to help promote her husband Ryan Reynolds’ new film.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The former </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gossip Girl</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> actress shared a rare photo of herself on Instagram where she donned the swimsuit and is standing on her tiptoes with her back to the camera.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Go see @freeguymovie this weekend or you’ll be bummed,” she captioned the photo.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 281.6500711237553px; height:500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843288/https___prodstatic9net-10.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cef11b776ba242d98e4e98d0d6bb2bca" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: 9honey</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To add in some humour, the star included a GIF of Reynolds with a shocked expression.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After sharing the snap, Reynolds posted his own sweet message of gratitude towards his wife on social media, along with a photo of the pair smiling together.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Free guy wouldn’t be the movie it is without @blakelively,” Reynolds captioned the picture.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“She was essential in every part of the making of this film, creatively and emotionally, and the cameo everyone is talking about was entirely her idea. #WorkWife.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 289.56422018348627px; height:500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843289/placeholder_681f82a242f00893_1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fc124c89c9984dd1959ff2fcf99038fd" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Blake Lively / Instagram</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Earlier this month, Reynolds and Lively appeared at the premiere of <em>Free Guy</em> in New York.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pictured walking the red carpet together, Reynolds joked that it was the first time their relationship had been announced on Instagram.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSJdQCmLeXV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSJdQCmLeXV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What a huge night for #FreeGuy. And what a huge night for @blakelively because this means we’re Instagram official,” he captioned several photos from the event.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I know how important that was to her.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Blake Lively / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi celebrate 13 years of marriage

<p><span>August 16th marks the 13-year wedding anniversary for Ellen DeGeneres and Aussie actress Portia de Rossi.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple began dating in 2004, but met four years earlier – an encounter de Rossi claims is the night she knew her wife was the one.</span><br /><br /><span>"[I knew Ellen was the one] when I first laid eyes on her," de Rossi told Oprah Winfrey in 2005.</span><br /><br /><span>It took her three years to let DeGeneres know how she felt however, as the actress was not publicly out about her sexuality.</span><br /><br /><span>DeGeneres came out during an episode of her sitcom Ellen and again on the cover of TIME magazine in 1997.</span><br /><br /><span>Sadly, the TV host came under a lot of scrutiny and was often criticised for her open discussions on her sexuality.</span><br /><br /><span>DeGeneres revealed to the Associated Press back in 2017 that the public criticism almost ruined her.</span><br /><br /><span>“Nobody really understood how dark it got for me. I was really, really in a deep depression.</span><br /><br /><span>“I had never been so down in my life. I was depressed. I was broke. I felt attacked. It was everything that you just fear in life, like nobody loving you."</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmi67Ipj3jv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmi67Ipj3jv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will end in 2022 after almost 20 years on air, is what would make her a global face.</span><br /><br /><span>When same-sex marriage was legalised in California in 2008, DeGeneres and de Rossi quickly wed in a small and incredibly intimate ceremony.</span><br /><br /><span>With just 21 guests, including themselves, it is a wonder how the pair managed to keep the affair so private.</span><br /><br /><span>DeGeneres popped the question to de Rossi with a three-carat horizontal marquise diamond ring.</span><br /><br /><span>It also had a claw set centre stone and pink diamond pavé set shoulders – a ring which the designer, Neil Lane, said was “one-of-a-kind”.</span><br /><br /><span>"Ellen wanted a ring that, like Portia, is beautiful and one-of-a-kind, so we chose a marquise diamond, set sideways, and sprinkled with pink diamonds," the designer told InStyle in 2019.</span><br /><br /><span>De Rossi's engagement ring, also created by Lane, is estimated to be worth US$100,000 (approx. $136,000).</span><br /><br /><span>DeGeneres proposed to de Rossi while they watched the goldfish they had rescued swim around in its new habitat.</span><br /><br /><span>Reportedly, the talk show host said, "This is a pretty romantic moment, right?" to which de Rossi replied, "Every moment with you is romantic".</span><br /><br /><span>The romantic situation led them to their intimate candlelit ceremony where they both said “I Do” in 2008.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BX3e2qkFl1_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The pair initially wanted a big wedding but became overwhelmed by the stress and decided on a small event at their home while surrounded by their families, pets and close friends.</span><br /><br /><span>"It's where our hearts are," de Rossi said at the time.</span><br /><br /><span>The ceremony was officiated by the late Wayne Dyer, who was a philosopher and self-help guru.</span><br /><br /><span>"Today we have taken a giant step forward toward the ideal that all of us, with no exceptions, are not only created equal, but we each have the unalienable right to pursue our own happiness," Dyer said on their 10-year anniversary.</span><br /><br /><span>"I have often said that true nobility is not about being better than anyone else, it's about being better than you used to be.</span><br /><br /><span>“With your exchange of vows today, you symbolise for many who have gone before you, who were forced to live their lives in quiet desperation, lurking in the shadows, that we as a people, are truly becoming better than we used to be."</span><br /><br /><span>On the day, DeGeneres told People that her "soul mate" made her feel like "the luckiest girl in the world."</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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It is profound to be understood" in her vows.</span><br /><br /><span>"To me, that's everything. What 'I love you' really means is 'I understand you,' and she loves me for everything that I am," DeGeneres explained years later.</span></p>

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Hospital staff host heartwarming ceremony for pregnant couple

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting special events all over the world, especially weddings, one Bay Area couple in the US weren’t the exception - but their attempts to tie the knot came with several big surprises.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Californian Jeff Nunes and his now-wife Fatima, have been together for 12 years and trying for a baby for a while. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They were also due to marry last year, but the ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, this year Fatima found out she was pregnant, and when she was taken to the hospital for issues with her kidney and bladder last week, there was talk that the baby could come at any time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The patient mentioned that she would like to get married before having birth,” said Deedee Pubien, the unit director of the Birth Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The staff prepared a surprise for the couple - a small outdoor wedding in the hospital’s garden courtyard on the hospital’s third floor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When I walked in to get married to my wife. Just her, myself, and a witness, there was a whole ceremony planned for us!” Jeff said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m standing there on the edge of the carpet with rose petals that nurses and doctors threw down and [Fatima] comes out and has a wedding gown on and she is pregnant of course. Eight months pregnant looking beautiful, amazing, and she starts crying, then I start crying with joy,” he continued.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CScYanUJXad/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CScYanUJXad/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by UCSF Health (@ucsfhealth)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pubien said: “Seeing their faces, seeing their smiles and their tears - but out of joy, that was the best moment.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">And, just 24 hours after they toasted the newlywed couple with non-alcoholic sparkling cider, Fatima went into labour and gave birth to their son, Logan.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m a dad, I’m happy, and I don’t think there are any words that can explain that. Just happiness, pure happiness,” Jeff said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Baby Logan was born four and a half weeks premature, but his dad says he is healthy, happy, and beautiful.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With the surprising turn of events, the new dad has advice for others in similar situations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t give up. We didn’t think it was going to happen and it did, and we are blessed, and we prayed and we were given a wonderful blessing in our life that we are going to nurture and take care of,” he said.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: UCSF Health / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Couple's "cringe and vulgar" wedding invitations go viral

<p>A couple has sparked outrage as their "vulgar" wedding invitations have gone viral on Reddit. </p> <p>The Reddit user posted a photo of the invitations, captioning the image with <span>“My cousin sent this along with her wedding invitations ... I will not be in attendance.”</span></p> <p><span>The invitation says "S*** you need to know" before sharing very aggressive and unusual rules for their special day. </span></p> <p><span>The invitation reads, </span>“Wedding gifts: If you wanted to give us a wedding gift, a contribution to our honeymoon would be perfect.”</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Dress code: Wear whatever the f*** you want - go butt f*** naked for all we care."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Children: Leave your little s**** at home. We want to get f***ed up. (We will turn you away)."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Hotels: Google it you lazy f***."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Taxis: See above."</p> <div class="hide-print ad-no-notice css-qyun7f-StyledAdUnitWrapper ezkyf1c0"> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Parking: Follow the f***ing directions we gave you, dumba**."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Questions: Check the f***ing website.”</p> </div> <p><span>The hostile invitation has been slammed online, with many people noting the only polite part of the  message was when they were asking for wedding gifts and donations.</span></p> <p><span>Many users shared their thoughts on the awkward invitations, with one person saying, “So much cringe. Trying far too hard to be cool.”</span></p> <p><span>Another commenter said, “I don’t get why people think swearing is so funny. I mean I have nothing against it. It’s just not particularly clever or funny.”</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Reddit/Shutterstock</em></p>

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Britney Spears’ father steps down as conservator

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After a long-running legal battle over Britney Spears’ conservatorship that has captured the global public’s attention, her father, Jamie, has agreed to step down as her conservator.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Spears has been the conservator of his daughter since 2008, meaning he has legally had control over her assets and financial decisions for the last 13 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, the singer’s lawyer said Mr Spears would now be stepping down from the role.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We are pleased that Mr Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed,” Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Rosengart described the decision as “a major victory for Britney Spears and another step towards justice”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to celebrity website </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">TMZ</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, though the court filing said there were no grounds for removing Mr Spears as conservator, “he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Mr Spears intends to work with the court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator,” the court filing said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The pop star and her father have been in court several times recently, including when Ms Spears launched another legal bid to remove her father from the conservator role last month.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She has spoken out on social media about the court-appointed conservatorship, which was initially a temporary measure following a mental breakdown in 2008, calling it abusive and humiliating.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Twitter</span></em></p>

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