Did you hear about the two sisters at an Atlanta Braves game that noticed the woman in front of them was sexting? The messages were under the name “Nancy” on the woman’s cell phone, but as the texts flew back and forth it was clear she was talking to a man by the name of Mark Allen.
What also caught the sisters’ attention is that the woman was sitting beside her husband and even cuddling with him at time.
The sisters, Delana and Brynn Hinson were sitting right behind the woman and leaned over the her shoulder and took pictures of her texts and posted them on Twitter, Brynn writing: “These hoes ain’t loyal so we expose em.”
Delana also decided to write a note to the husband. She wrote with a black sharpie on her stat sheet that said, “Your wife is cheating on you. Look at the messages under Nancy! It’s really a man named Mark Allen. There are pictures on my phone.”
They also included a phone number he could use to reach them if he wanted to see the photos if the texts were deleted. Delana ended her message with an apology saying, “Sorry, just thought you should know!”
So what do you think of this? I’ve been in the position a few times when I’ve learned a spouse of a friend is cheating and was in the position to let them know. That was difficult. But in this case, these people don’t know each other.
And what about someone leaning over your shoulder to read your texts? I feel like when someone is trying to read my emails, or texts, uninvited, they are being nosy. In my opinion, you should not read another person’s screen unless they invite you to do so.
Turns out in this case that the husband did contact the sisters asking for the pictures. I’m not sure how it all turned out.
I’m certainly not in favor of infidelity in any way shape or form, but I’m not for people sticking their nose in where it doesn’t belong, either. Which do you think this is?
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One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson (23) has found himself at a difficult crossroad in life. He is in that place where he’s learned he’s expecting his first child with his friend Briana Jungwirth. In his case, he decided to turn to mentor Simon Cowell (55) his mentor and boss, who himself has a one year-old son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
Cowell and Tomlinson have known each other since the young singer placed third on the UK’s X Factor with his One Direction bandmates, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horann, and Zayn Malik (who has since left the band).
That was 2010, and since then the band has gone on to churn out plenty of hits and enjoyed ongoing success, but not without drama.
In fact, the band is still reeling somewhat from Zayn Malik (22) leaving, and now Tomlinson drops the baby bombshell.
So what advice did Simon give regarding the baby? And what does all this mean for the future of the band?
According to the Toronto Sun, Cowell told the father-to-be, “You man up. You’re fortunate because you’re in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that.”
He went on to tell Tomlinson that this wasn’t a bad thing and told him, “this is your business, but I’m here for you.”
Us Weekly has said Tomlinson started spending time with Jungwirth after breaking up from his longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder back in March, however the two are not in a romantic relationship
According to another Us Weekly source, they plan to raise their child together. And while the baby is unexpected, Tomlinson admits he’s excited about it now.
He and Briana have become good friends, and he plans to be there for the baby.
For now, Cowell admits that the boy band might be ready to “take some time off.” I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this all plays out.
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Sad news from the country music world was announced this past weekend. Two country music favorites, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have called it quits after four years of marriage.
As a fan of The Voice, where Shelton (39) serves as the most popular judge, I’ve watched him brag on his wife time and again. If you’ve ever seen the two of them sing together, you saw the connection, and to think that’s gone is a heartbreaker.
Just days before they announced the breakup, 31-year-old Miranda Lambert broke down a little while performing “The House That Built Me” at the Cheyenne Frontier Days concert in Wyoming.
At the time she said, “The last thing someone wants to do is cry in front of 19,000 people. Little did her fans understand her inner turmoil.
That song has a history for both Lambert and Shelton. He was originally going to record the song, but after Lambert heard it she wanted to record it. In 2011, Shelton told People, “I took one look at her and just said, ‘If you have this strong of a reaction to a song, you need to record it!'”
So what brought the Lambert-Shelton house down? Rumors say that Blake wanted a baby and Miranda did not. If that’s the case, then they’ve joined the ranks of other golden couples like Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt. Other rumors reported by TMZ suggest Miranda cheated on Blake and when he found out, that did it.
Divorce is not an easy for anyone, but for those living under public scrutiny it’s got to be especially difficult.
We don’t really know the why. For now, reps for the couple released a statement saying, “This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
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I’m not big on going to class reunions for a couple of reasons. The school I attended was large with around 1,000 kids in my graduating class. The one reunion I did attend included few people I knew, and since then I’ve had more fun catching up with people on Facebook.
Since I don’t live in the state where I grew up, chances are slim that I’ll run in to someone I went to school with, but Judge Mindy Glazer at Miami-Dade bond court experienced one of those chance meetings when the man who stood before her in the orange jumpsuit turned out to be one of her middle school chums.
The man charged with burglary who stood before her was Arthur Booth, now 49 years old. He had been seen driving a car which matched the description of a car allegedly involved in a robbery and for failing to stop after a police officer motioned for him to pull over.
When he appeared before the judge in court, she looked at him for a minute and asked, “Did you go to Nautilus?”
A look of surprise washed over Booth’s face. He cried out “Oh my goodness,” in disbelief several times. At first he smiled and showed a genuine happiness to see his old classmate. Then he broke down in tears when she said, “I’m sorry to see you here. I always wondered what happened to you.”
She went on to tell the court, “This was the nicest kid in middle school. He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what happened.”
She ended up setting Booth’s bond at $43,000, and said to him. “Good luck to you sir, I hope you are able to come out of this okay and just lead a lawful life.”
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For Prince William and his wife Kate, Princess Charlotte’s christening was their first public outing with both children involved. So while christenings are often all about the baby, the infant princess had to share the limelight with her big brother Prince George as he took some of his first steps as a big brother in the public eye.
The Christening took place near their home in in Anmer Hall, a ten-bedroom country house on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Once again, Prince William and Kate took a step away from tradition. Royal christenings of the past were grander events. Instead, they leaned toward a more intimate affair.
Along with a smaller private celebration, they also decided to choose godparents outside the royal family. William chose Laura Fellowes, a cousin from his late mother’s side of the family, and the other three were some of their oldest friends.
And while the celebration was less formal or traditional on some levels, they still held true to some key traditions.
For instance, Princess Charlotte was dressed in the royal christening robe (the same one Prince George wore in 2013). And the ceremony was overseen by The Church of England’s most senior bishop, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justine Welby.
They also chose to use the lily baptismal font which was originally commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1840 and used at the christening of Princess Victoria. This font is usually housed in the Tower of London with the crown jewels but was brought in for the new Princess’ day.
The duke and duchess had invited the public to the paddock outside the church to share the moment. When William, Kate, and family stepped from the church they were greeted with cheers from thousands who had gathered for the first public event for the new family of four.
Kate looked stunning, as usual, dressed in a smart white suit with a peplum jacket and knee-length fitted skirt. Prince William helped contain Prince George and carried him most of the way as they walked past the crowds while Kate pushed Charlotte in a baby carriage.
I really think they have found a nice balance between royal traditions, a desire for privacy, and interacting with the public.
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Celebrities have a hard time keeping private things private, especially when trying to pull off an event as big as a wedding. But Piano Man, Billy Joel and his long-time girlfriend Alexis Roderick, managed to pull it off. The two of them told no one, not even the guests.
How did they do it?
Billy Joel, who has been married three times, exchanged vows with his new wife while the two of them hosted their annual Fourth of July party at the singer’s Long Island estate. The small group of family and friends had gathered to celebrate Independence Day and had no idea the couple were planning to get married.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presided over the nuptials. It’s not clear if he knew about the wedding ahead of time or was just one of the guests and asked to perform the marriage. One way or the other, he was there, did the deed, and the couple are now man and wife.
Guests included Joel’s 29-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, who he had with model ex-wife Christie Brinkley.
Brinkley herself congratulated the couple via Instagram saying, “Congratulations to the glowing bride and groom. And to my daughter Alexa, who has a wonderful friend in Alexis! Wishing the growing family every happiness!”
Yes, the “growing family” comment is in reference to the fact that the newly wed Joel (66) and Roderick (34) who have been dating since 2009, are expecting their first child together later in the year.
Billy Joel is currently on tour, and set a record for most performance by a single artist in Madison Square Garden when her performed his 65th show on July 1.
I think maybe he has also set another record, too, for pulling of a celebrity wedding that took everyone by surprise.
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For many of us, so much goes into wedding preparation. After all, we want the day to be perfect, and uniquely ours. We choose the right dress, the right location, and even sometimes a destination.
And if we’re lucky enough to have a good photographer, it all gets captured in snippets, snapshots, and video. Yet, years down the road, the stories that carry on are usually from the small events that happen that were not planned or rehearsed.
For example, one of my favorite memories from my cousin’s wedding is from when adults sent the 5-year-old ring bearer down the aisle without tying or securing the rings to the silky heart-shaped pillow.
Half way to the altar, the ring slipped off the pillow, bounced with a clink, and rolled into the rows of pews filled with guests. Whispers of “My God, he dropped the ring,” worked through the crowd in a wave of dismay. People in their dress clothes were on their hands and knees looking for the ring.
I confess, I’m smiling as I write about it and wish I had thought to snap a picture!
Recently, a Tennessee mom by the name of Michelle Hall was married and her 4-year-old daughter, Anderson, was part of the bridal party. She even called herself the bride.
When photographer Leah Bullard was taking pictures, she set up the wedding party for a formal shot. Then she “asked the bride and groom to kiss.”
Because little Anderson had been referring to herself as the bride all day, she took upon herself to plant one on the ring bearer, Ike. The picture is a keepsake for sure and is now being shared all over the Internet.
Bullard admits, “It’s the perfect example as to why I love my job. Freezing moments in time such as this, so that families can relieve a moment over and over for years to come.”
I totally agree with her and just want to remind everyone out there to expect at least some unexpected “moments” even if you think you have everything planned. And when it happens, embrace it. Make it part of the lore surrounding your magic day.
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Actress Evangeline Lilly is expecting her second baby. I fell in love with the freckle-faced brunet when she played Kate Austen on the hit TV show “Lost,” though I didn’t know her real name back then.
When she appeared in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” as the red-headed elf Tauriel, I thought she seemed very familiar. Once I looked her up, I realized she was one and the same and announced, “It’s Kate!”
But in reality her name is Evangeline Lilly, and she recently walked the red carpet to promote her next big role at the premiere of the hotly anticipated film “Ant-Man,” Marvel’s next superhero franchise.
As the 35-year-old actress walked the red carpet she also unveiled something a little more personal – her sizable baby bump. She is seven months pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her second child.
She wore a black-and-white Halston Heritage gown and looked fabulous in her Pedro Garcia heels. When asked about the baby’s gender, she admits she doesn’t want to know ahead of the birth – she wants to keep it a surprise.
She said, “We know too much almost,” and talked about how her ultra sound image looked like a photograph, “like I could see my child’s face. I was like, ‘I don’t want to know.’ It’s too much too soon!”
This was Lilly’s first red carpet appearance since the premiere of “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” last December. She and her long-time boyfriend, Norman Kali, have another child, a son born in May 2011.
She admits that she loves being pregnant and says, “I’m one of the lucky women who just had a blissful pregnancy.”
She would love to have a big family and has said she and Kali had been considering adopting a sibling for their son, but that the process has been difficult. “My partner and I have really been through the ringer in the adoption world and it’s hard. So we’ll see what happens. Life is magically beautiful, and it brings you what is perfect.”
I’ve very happy for them and wish them all the best.
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Actor-director Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner announced plans to divorce the day after their tenth wedding anniversary. The couple has three children together: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.
In a joint statement, the couple said, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
This was Garner’s second marriage. The first was to “Scandal’s” Scott Foley whom she was married to at the time she met Affleck when the two co-stared in “Pearl Harbor.”
They reunited for “Daredevil” in the summer of 2002, and at that time Affleck had started dating Jennifer Lopez. Garner and Affleck actually came together romantically when Affleck did a cameo in the “Daredevil” spinoff, “Elektra.”
Turns out that cameo was cut, but the reunion was life changing for the two stars. By the time “Elektra” premiered in January of 2005, they were already a hot item. By April they were engaged.
Things had changed, though, and the marriage became the subject of tabloid fodder for years. In 2013 when Affleck made a remark that his marriage was “work” when he accepted his Oscar for “Argo,” it only magnified the scrutiny.
Then last year, Garner commented on her “mindful” marriage, and said, “you can’t expect to be courted all the time” and that “We’re definitely in a very mindful place where we’re making an effort to be together, do things at the same time, and me loving.”
Early in June rumors of a possible split circulated when a moving truck was spotted outside their home. At that time they dispelled rumors by saying they were doing renovations to their home and that the trucks were taking their furniture to storage.
Both Affleck and Garner have successful careers. Most recently Affleck was in Detroit to film his role as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and then went on to Toronto to film another role in the DC Comics franchise titled “Suicide Squad.” Garner is also in the midst of filming “Nine Lives” which stars Kevin Spacey and Robbie Amell.
Unfortunately, this is a reminder that not every Hollywood romance has a happy ending.
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