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Keanu Reeves Says He’s Been ‘Married’ To Winona Ryder For Almost 30 Years

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Wholesome celebrities exist in the form of Keanu Reeves, one of the most grounded men the world has ever seen. The Matrix star is unlike any other Hollywood celebrity, that’s for sure. He is known for his heart of gold and all those charity projects he funds. Where there is need of help, there is Keanu. This man is so humble that he opts for a simple life, like that of the ordinary people. 

One of the actresses who had the pleasure to stare alongside Keanu is Winona Ryder.

Speaking of her, Keanu said that the two have been ‘married’ for almost 30 years. Of course, their wedding ceremony wasn’t an ordinary one because it didn’t take place in real life but on the set of the film Dracula.

“We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests,” Keanu explained. He was then asked whether they are still married to this day, and he responded, “Winona says we are. Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married, under the eyes of God.”

Francis Ford Coppola, the director of Dracula, filmed back in 1992, believed that they key to an iconic scene was the authenticity and that is the reason why he filmed the on-screen wedding between Keanu and Winona in a real church, with real priests. “Having the real wedding ceremony as it might be in that religion [Greek Orthodox Christianity] would be beautiful,” he said.

He then added that the marriage scene could be more legit than the actors initially thought.

This is pretty authentic and I think very beautiful, because we actually did the ceremony and had the priest do the ceremony,” Coppola said. “So in a sense, when we were all done, we realized that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene and this ceremony.”

Asked about their ‘marriage’ by Entertainment Weekly during a 2018 interview, Winona said how she believed God himself thought they were indeed married because of the vows they took with the real priest. “So I think we’re married,” she said. “No, I swear to God, I think we’re married in real life. In that scene, Francis used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So, I think we’re married.”

Allegedly, both Keanu and Winona had feelings for each other back in the day but they were bot unaware of what the other person felt and as a result, neither of them acted on those feelings.

Keanu and Winona starred alongside one another in a number of movies. Besides Dracula, they also appeared together in Destination wedding, A Scanner Darkly, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

Another actress who is a good friends of Keanu is Sandra Bullock. The two were co-stars in the 1994 hit Speed.

Keanu’s a guy who, I feel like, is friends with every woman he’s ever dated,” said Bullock.

I don’t think there’s anyone who has something horrible to say about him. So maybe we could have survived. I don’t know. But we didn’t have to survive anything.”

She added: “We just get to grow up together on parallel roads and tip our hats and meet for a dinner and try to work together. And the longer time goes on, the more in awe I am of the human being.

“Would I have been able to say that if he had dumped me and made me angry? Probably not.”

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After Luke Bryan ask for their prayers, the crowd rallies behind him

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Luke Bryan,  one of the most successful and awarded country artists of the 2010s and 2020s, who is also part of the panel of judges on American Idol had his song Up released some time ago. The piece of music has attracted the attention of many not only because of the tune and the lyrics but because of the video which features significant moments of the life of the country singer.

Among the rest, it shows Bryan spending quality time with his two sons, as well as the kids bonding with their grandfathers. Bryan’s late brother is also shown in the video. Sadly, Bryan lost both his siblings. His brother Chris dies in a car accident in 1996, while his sister died in 2007 of natural causes. After her husband passed away some years later, Bryan took care of his sister’s three children.

Speaking of the tragedies his family suffered, the singer said, “It makes you appreciate chasing dreams, you know. You’re like, ‘Hey you get one go-round at this thing called life and it’s very fragile, so you better go after your dreams.’”

The video for the song has been described as emotional and moving by his many fans.

Recently, Bryan’s wife, Caroline, posted a photo of of herself covering Bryan’s mouth with tape while at home and revealed that he has been undergoing through a vocal rest. The fans from all over the country, and other parts of the world shared their sympathy and sent their prayers, wishing Bryan a quick recovery.

Apparently, he was cheering during the National Championship game and was very loud, which affected his voice.

In order to revitalize his vocals, Bryan attended the Crash My Playa Festival in Mexico from January 19th to January 22nd where he was was joined by some notable artists, including Dustin Lynch, Jimmie Allen, and Jason Aldean. 

This was a wonderful experience as it allowed the country singer to completely heal before getting back on stage. At the same time, he met new people and many fans.

We wish Luke Bryan only the best life can bring.

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Teen who wasn’t expected to live past 18 months graduates high school – well done, Braden

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When Braden West was born, his parents were told that he wouldn’t get to live long. The reason why was because he was diagnosed with Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2, a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones which prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face.

The devastated parents learned the news of their son’s condition two weeks before he was welcomed into the world as the ultrasound showed abnormalities. As expected, they got extremely worried and felt as though their world shattered into a million pieces.

“I mean, he’s kicking in my belly and I’m praying for God to take him home,” mom Cheri told News Nation Now in 2020, adding, “It looked like he was not going to have the back of his head. It looked like he was going to be born with teeth. It looked like it was a bad situation.”

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When Braden was born, his mom felt immediate connection and she got even more devastated knowing that there was nothing she could do to help him. The prognosis were that he wouldn’t live beyond 18 months.

“I said dear God please, just let me have him for a little while,” Cheri said.

“There’s a picture of him when he was born and it shows his skull very well, a distinct clover shape,” Cheri shared with The Owensboro Times, adding: “At a month old they let us bring him home. He was not thriving, they knew he was not going to make it. We brought him home to meet everyone so he wouldn’t die in a hospital.”

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However, to everyone’s surprise, Braden started beating all the odds. Unexpectedly, he started showing signs of progression.

“He had over 30 surgeries, got a tracheotomy at just 3 months old, and once had a procedure done with a 10% survival rate,” Cheri said. “We had to sign the DNR papers, say our goodbyes and everything. Instead of bad news, the doctors came out and said he was okay.

“Anything a mother doesn’t want to hear is what they told us. It’s amazing with faith in God what you can get through. Anyone who knew us or knew of us were praying for us,” Cheri added.

Besides all the love and support by his parents and his family, there was also another person who showed immense support and helped Braden every step of the way, a nurse named Michele Eddings Linn.

One time, when he almost lost his life, it was Linn who was by his side. “I just remember, you know, praying, ‘Lord just either take him home or make him better,’” Linn recalled. “Because no one could watch him continue to go through this.”

Luckily, he pulled through and Linn said that Braden has been the only patient of hers who ever got to leave hospice care.

Believe it or not, Braden thrived and he even got to graduate from high school. On the day of his graduation, he asked Linn to take his photos, and it was an emotional moment for everyone who got to witness it.

17 years ago I cried because I thought his time on Earth was ending, and now I’m crying because he is graduating [from] high school and his life is just beginning!,” Linn wrote on a Facebook post.

“To watch him become this amazing young man has been emotional, but yet I’m so proud,” mom Cheri told The Epoch Times.

“When I was watching him walk the line, every emotion of the first few months of his life came flooding back. All I could think about was, he isn’t supposed to be doing this, he wasn’t supposed to even be able to hold a pencil, speak, see, hear… and here we are.”

Braden described his graduation as perfect because he got to be flown via helicopter into the middle of a live concert of one of his favorite musicians,  Cam Thomspon.

“I feel pretty good knowing I worked so hard to get to this day because it wasn’t always easy,” Braden said.

Not only he got to graduate, but he also landed his dream job, that of a firefighter.

Braden, who is now 22, joined the Moseleyville fire dept as a volunteer fireman.

“Don’t ever give up … No matter how hard the mountain is to climb, keep climbing because the view at the top is amazing!” this incredible young man who beat all the odds says.

He is a perfect example that when we put our mind to something the sky is the limit.

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‘A Christmas Story’ star dies at 83

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Actress Melinda Dillon, best known for her roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and A Christmas Story, passed away at the age of 83.

According to an obituary from Neptune Society, a cremation provider in Long Beach, California, Dillon died on January 9, but the news of her passing became widely known two days ago.

Dillon was born October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, but she spent her childhood moving from place to place after her mother divorced her father and married a man who worked in the Army. Whenever her stepfather was forced to move places, Dillon and her mother followed him.

Actress Melinda Dillon attends the world premiere of “F.I.S.T.” on April 13, 1978 at Filmex in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

However, once she turned 18, Dillon felt like she could no longer live that kind of life and decided to look for a job and be independent. That is when she started working as a coat check girl for The Second City, an acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe. Shortly after, she joined the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and started working on stage.

After being part of the original cast of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on Broadway, Dillon was nominated for a Tony Award in 1962.

“I did go for an audition, but I didn’t go back. I guess I must be perceptive because I really didn’t want to start out in musical comedy. My idol was still Geraldine Page as an actress,” Dillon said back in the day.

“I had had the American dream—to go to New York and study with Lee Strasberg,” she shared with The New York Times in 1976. “I guess I just wasn’t prepared for it all to happen so quickly in New York. I’m not sophisticated.”

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Throughout her career, Dillon earned herself two Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Once, for her role in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters, and later for Absence of Malice, where she starred alongside Paul Newman.

Dillon maintained a presence in film throughout the ’80s and ’90s, but as mentioned before, one of her most prominent roles is that of Mother Parker in Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story, a role fondly remembered to this day by millions of Americans.

Dillon’s close family and friends, as well as fellow co-workers, shared their condolences and paid tribute to the actress. Among them was Steven Spielberg. In a statement to Variety, the famous director said, “Melinda was generous of spirit and lent such kindness to the character she played in ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’… We will all miss her.”

“Melinda Dillon was such a great actress, with a wonderful delicacy about her. She was a delight to direct in Prince of Tides. May she rest in peace,” Barbra Streisand shared in a post, while actor Jon Cryer wrote, “Melinda Dillon’s work had such a profound effect on me. Every moment of her performance in Close Encounters was perfection. I’m so grateful she decided to give her artistry to the world.”

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Dillon is survived by her son Richard Libertini Jr.

We are so very sorry for Melinda Dillon’s passing. May she rest in peace.

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The Police Line Up to Do a Dance Routine, But It’s The Police Dog That Steals The Show

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One of the best things I love watching are the dancing challenges people answer to and share on the social media. I am sure you are a fan of these challenges, too. They help spread positivity and somehow bring people together.

You have probably stumbled upon the The Git Up challenge. It was started by Blanco Brown, who created a dancing tutorial for his song of the same name. Not surprisingly, a huge number of people were willing to try the choreography which is definitely described as fun and contagious.

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One of these challenge videos, which has been seen nearly 9 million times, shows the members of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, the Yuba City Police Department, the Sutter County Courts, and the Sutter County Code Enforcement. These guys lifted the challenge to a whole new level and turned it into a dance battle. The final result is so awesome that we can’t stop watching it.

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The dance off starts after a Yuba City police car and Sutter County Sheriff’s car start “fighting” over a parking spot. As the dancing starts, more and more people join in. Among them, one K-9 dog who definitely stole the show, not that much because of his dancing as of his amusement seeing the fellow officers dance. He probably wonders what is going on, but joins in eventually.

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I love the fact that officers show us that they too have fun despite their job being pretty serious.

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Policemen arrive on call and see starving elderly lady with bandaged arm

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When they respond to emergency calls, officers have no idea what they will stumble upon.

One day, there was a 911 call from an elderly lady who was experiencing hard time. With a shaky voice, she said, “I need help, I haven’t left the house in days and I have nothing to eat at all. Can you help me?”

The officer who took the call alerted Officers Steve Jones and Garrett Franklin of the emergency because they were closest to the destination.

When they arrived at the scene, the officers were a bit puzzled because the house was enormous, with a well-kept garden, and located in an upscale area of town. This place didn’t seem to be owned by someone who was starving to death.

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They approached to the door and rang the bell. It took some time before the elderly lady was able to open the door as she was barely standing on her feet.

“Good afternoon!” said Garrett softly. “We received a call from Mrs. Hilda Ross. Is that you?”

“Yes,” the old woman answered faintly. “Please come inside.” They followed her in and noticed that her arm was bandaged.

As they sat down, Officer Steve turned to the woman and asked her, “Mrs. Ross, are you hurt?”

Mrs. Ross replied, “Yes, I was working in the garden pruning a bougainvillea and I fell down the stairs.”

“I see,” Steve said. “There was no one else with you?”

The woman explained that he had a son but he was away on a business trip and wouldn’t be back in a couple of weeks.

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“Mrs. Ross, did you call for a doctor?” the officers asked. Mrs. Ross said she didn’t go to the doctor’s. “I think it’s a common sprain. It just hurts badly, I can’t even walk, and besides, my refrigerator’s empty and I haven’t had any food for two days.”

The officers were said to hear that she hadn’t eaten anything in a couple of days. “And why haven’t you reached out to your neighbors?” they asked her.

“The thing is, we just recently moved into this house, and I haven’t had time to get to know anyone. I can’t walk to the store, my arm hurts so much. My son doesn’t know anything about it. I didn’t bother him, since he just got the job,” she replied.

The officers offered to call the ambulance, but Mrs. Ross started crying and said she was afraid of ambulances because her husband died in one. The kind officers then offered to take her to the hospital themselves. Mrs. Ross was resilient and said that she only needed groceries and that she had money to buy everything she needed. But as the officers insisted she needed to be checked-up, the woman finally agreed.

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Once at the hospital, doctors ran tests and did scans which showed that she had a compound fracture of her arm and shoulder so she was immediately taken away for an emergency surgery. 

While waiting for Mrs. Ross to regain her consciousness after the surgery, the two officers managed to get in touch with her son who told them he was working in Alaska. It would need him three days to get to the nearest airport, so Steve and Garrett assured him they would be by his mother’s side as long as needed.

When she opened her eyes and saw the officers, Mrs. Ross said, “Oh! Are you still here?”

“As you can see,” Garrett replied with a smile. “We will stay with you until your son returns. He’s on his way and he’s very worried about you.”

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During her stay at the hospital, the officers never left Mrs. Ross’ side. When her son finally arrived, he apologized for leaving her all by herself. Mrs. Ross then said, “But I wasn’t alone, son. Steve and Garrett were around all those three days. They took turns coming to check on me.”

“Steve and Garrett? Who are you talking about, Mom? Have you met the neighbors?” the son asked.

“They’re the cops who came to see me after I asked for help,” the woman explained. “They’re my friends now.”

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The son then turned to the officers and thanked them for everything they did for his frail mother.

“That’s all right, sir,” Steve replied. “It’s our daily job.”

“We were just doing our jobs: guarding and protecting people,” Garrett added. “Besides, we’re aware of how stubborn mothers can be sometimes. So we kept an eye on Mrs. Ross so she wouldn’t get in trouble.”

What a beautiful story of kindness and humanity at its finest.

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A dirty man approached me the other day

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An unknown man shared a story which had us thinking about how the choices we make determine the course of our life and whether or not our parents are to be praised or blamed for our successes and failures.

Namely, the man starts the story by sharing that he had come across a homeless man who asked for $20. He gave him $50 instead and then the homeless man said, “I’m Ross, and we went to high school together.”

“Ross?! What happened to you, buddy? Why are you on the streets? I remember you as a fighter, and you even protected me once when someone tried to attack me.”

Ross explained that he made some bad decisions. He started smoking, drinking heavily, taking drugs, and he even beat his wife and now his children didn’t want to do anything with him. He was all alone, with no place to stay, no job, and no one to talk to.

He even attempted suicide as he saw no way out from the situation he found himself in.

“I came across Ross pleading for food as I headed to my car. I wanted to assist him even though I had already eaten. He smiled and told me he was fine and had already found enough food for the day. It got me thinking about how, despite having similar circumstances, our lives may go in such diverse directions. I believe this is because the decisions our parents make for us affect our present,” the man continued his story.

He explained that his parents were strict in a way that taught him to become a respected individual.

“Despite being strict, my parents weren’t the worst in the world. I had to adhere to guidelines and schedules, and there were penalties if I still needed to finish duties by the due date.

“Ross could play and do anything he wanted while running around the block. He didn’t get in trouble if he skipped class, but I did, whether I was just a few minutes late or not. He was also free to insult the elderly, smoke, and eat any food he pleased in the town.

“I had to eat long chicken soup or vegetable soup and drink milk and water. Even bringing up the subject made me nervous! Am I using foul words or giving an incorrect response?

“A slap across the mouth and a sarcastic expression! Thank you, mom and dad! Since I had the “worst” parents in the world for parents, it’s not him today; it’s me!”

“Today, I am appreciative of my parents. I like how they were both firm and loving. They will always be in my heart.”

Do you believe the way we are raised has to do with the type of people we turn into, or the society and the people we hang out with influence our decision?

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Newly discovered Princess Diana letters shine new light on awful divorce with Charles

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Princess Diana truly was a very special person who touched the hearts of many with her spontaneous behavior and the love she had for everyone around her, rich or poor, young and old. At the time of her death, her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were still very young and the news of the tragic car accident in which their loving mother was killed shook their world.

The moment Princess Diana and Prince Charles got engaged back in 1981, they instantly became one of the most famous and most powerful couples. Many women wanted to be in Diana’s place, not knowing that the relationship and the marriage were doomed from the start, and the future King was to be blamed for that.

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People close to the late Princess, among which Diana’s astrologer, Penny Thornton, claim that the problems between Diana and Charles didn’t start when she learned he was having an affair with Camilla, who later became his wife, but way before that.

Shortly after they announced their engagement, Charles and Diana sat in front of the cameras. Charles said he was “delighted and frankly amazed” that Diana wanted a royal life with him and the then-soon-to-be princess noted that Charles was “pretty amazing.” But then, a question followed, and Charles’ answer to it traumatized young Diana. When the reported asked them in they were in love, Diana said yes, and Charles answered, “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”

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“We had this ghastly interview the day we announced our engagement,” Princess Diana said, as quoted in her authorized biography, Diana: In Her Own Words.

“And this ridiculous [reporter] said, ‘Are you in love?’ I thought, what a thick question. So I said, ‘Yes, of course, we are,’ and Charles turned round and said, ‘Whatever love means.’ And that threw me completely. I thought, what a strange answer. It traumatized me.”

While still married to Diana, Charles started an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, his current wife and Queen Consort. The two fell in love even before he met Diana but after leaving to serve in the Navy, Camilla got engaged to another man.

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When Diana learned of the affair, she confronted Camilla. And then, in 1995, Diana stepped into the spotlight with the infamous BBC interview. “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” Diana told interviewer, Martin Bashir, before admitting to having had her own affair.

“It was shocking because this was Diana in her own words and what she was saying was incredibly explosive,” royal expert and author of The New Royals Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the future of The Crown, Katie Nicholl, told History.

“It was Diana taking control of the narrative in front of the camera for the very first time.”

What was dubbed “the wedding of the century” ended in a painful separation which eventually led to divorce, after Queen Elizabeth urged her son and her daughter-in-law to officially call their relation quits.

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When she announced the separation back in 1992, Diana, who held the tiles Her Royal Highness and Princess of Wells, continued to perform her royal duties. However, the divorce wasn’t finalized until 1996, one year prior to Diana’s death, because they couldn’t reach an agreement regarding her titles. She wanted to keep HRH because losing it would mean having to follow strict royal protocols when around her sons, including curtseying to them.

Sadly, in 1997, Diana lost her life after she and her partner Dodi Fayed, the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, her driver Henri Paul, and her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones crashed the Mercedes in the Pont de I’Alma tunnel in Paris while trying to escape the paparazzi.

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Now, years after her passing, new letters showing the true devastation Diana experienced because of the divorce emerged.

As per The Mirror, 32 letter written by Diana to her friends, Susie and Tarek Kasseem, which are now on auction, reveal her true feelings.

In one of the letters written on April 28, 1996, she explains that she was forced to cancel a trip to Italy and apologize to her friends because of her mental state.

“I am having a very difficult time, and pressure is serious and coming from all sides. It’s too difficult sometimes to keep one’s head up, and today I am on my knees and just longing for this divorce to go through as the possible cost is tremendous,” Diana wrote.

In another letter written a week later, the late Princess wrote, “As I don’t have a mobile, it is difficult to discuss personal issues as my lines here are constantly recorded and passed on.”

“If I’d known a year ago what I’d experience going through this divorce I never would have consented. It’s desperate and ugly.”

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Diana also thanked the couple for letting her spend Christmas with them in 1995, while Harry and William stayed with Charles at Sandringham.

Mimi Connell-Lay, of Lay’s Auctioneers, said that the letters are “frankly astonishing.”

“Susie met Diana at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and it is obvious that they clicked straight away, Diana says as much in one of her letters,” she told the Mirror.

“They had a very strong connection, and what is clear is how much Diana valued their friendship and support and advice at a time of great emotional turmoil for her.

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Connell-Lay added, “She wrote a lot about what was going on in her life at the time, especially her divorce, and repeatedly referred to not having the support from the Royal family.”

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Kate Middleton says she ‘doesn’t think’ she’ll receive roses from ‘unromantic’ William on Valentine’s Day

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Adored by millions of Brits and people from every corner of Earth, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, is one of the most famous members of the British monarchy.

From the moment she was welcomed into one of the most powerful families there are, Kate became people’s favorite.

Her love story with William dates to the time they were both students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They both graduated in the same year, 2005; William with a master of arts degree in geography, and Kate with a master of arts degree in art history. But while their relationship appeared only to flourish, trouble lay on the horizon.

Their love was deep and they got the entire attention from the media. Kate even made a public appearance with the Royals and attended the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy, in which William attended, along with her family.

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And as everyone believed a royal marriage was just around the corner, the two split in 2007.

Recalling the time of their break up, both Kate and William claimed it was actually good for them because they got to “find themselves.” Kate even said that “you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger,” as per The Telegraph.

As William was partying at London nightclubs and was dating different girls, Kate believed he was “cheapening her image.” According to royal correspondents Laura Collins, Katie Nicholl, and Ian Gallagher, “harsh words” were exchanged between William and Kate as she felt humiliated by his behavior.

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“It was the first such warning she had dished out over the course of their four-and-a-half-year-relationship,” the report reads, as quoted by Express.

“Kate had had enough and words were exchanged. Kate told William that he was making her look bad. She has coped for years with girls flinging themselves at her boyfriend and for a while she found it humorous and even flattering.”

Luckily, the two got back together in 2008 and William proposed to Kate in 2010 during a trip to Kenya with his late mother’s engagement ring.

Today, they are proud parents of three beautiful children, Prince George, who will become King one day, Princess Charlotte, and the youngest one, Prince Louis.

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What we love about William and Kate is their devotion for one another and the love which keep them go strong.

They are not afraid to show their affection in public, just like during one of their latest appearances when they set foot on US soil for the first time since 2014 when William kept his hand on his wife’s during an NBA match.

However, no matter how much he is smitten with Kate, William doesn’t seem to be a romantic type of person.

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On Tuesday, Kate visited Leeds and the city’s iconic Kirkgate Market where she met and spoke to florist, Neil Ashcroft. He tried selling the Princess of Wales some flowers and said, “No doubt William will be buying you some red roses,” as reported by Express.

Kate replied: “I don’t think he will do.”

Ashcroft later spoke about the encounter, saying: “I offered her a discount. I said I would give her a card and knock off the VAT.”

The couple would be likely spending Valentine’s Day together.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones’ no make-up photo confirms what we all knew

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When it comes to beautiful women, it is certain that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones deserves a place high on the list.

What many people don’t know about this Hollywood beauty is that she was born in Wales and spent her childhood there before moving to London in order to pursue an acting career.

When she was still very young, she got involved in dancing and loved being praised for her work. However, when it came to her physical appearance, she didn’t see herself as beautiful as her mom always told her she was. Speaking of her mother and the influence she had on her, Zeta-Jones recalled her mom used to tell her to “make the best of [herself],” which helped her gain the confidence she has even today.

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At the age of 15, shortly after moving to London, Zeta-Jones landed a role which helped her attract the attention of many. Namely, she auditioned for a role in London’s West End in a revival of the musical 42nd Street and stole the show as both the lead and their understudy weren’t able to perform.

This opened the doors for Zeta-Jones to the place where dreams come true, Hollywood. She landed role after role and made a name for herself. Hollywood is also where she met the love of her life, actor Michael Douglas.

Their first meeting was an awkward one as he told her that he would be the father to her children, to which she replied, “You know I’ve heard a lot about you, and I’ve seen a lot about you, and I think it’s time that I say ‘Goodnight.’”

The following day, he sent her flowers and she decided to give him another chance. Well, the rest is history.

Despite their age gap of 25 years, with Douglas being her senior, the two managed to stay together for 22 years.

When their children were born, Douglas and Zeta-Jones decided to raise them away from Hollywood so the family moved to the Bahamas where they lived for 12 years.

Being 53, Zeta-Jones looks as beautiful as ever. She has never tried hiding her age. What’s most, she’s proud to look the way she does and often shares photos of herself without makeup.

Of course, there are always people who tend to judge her, but she doesn’t mind the negative comments.

“I have my insecurities like every other woman, but as I’ve got older, I’ve got much more confident about the way I look,” she says.  “My dreams have come true, and everything else now is a bonus for me.”

Zeta-Jones helps keep herself fit using a ballet barre, a hula-hoop, a treadmill, and an elliptical which help her tone her body.

When it comes to her diet, she prioritizes good meals, but doesn’t say no to occasional delicious treats such as Cadbury chocolate from her homeland England. 

One thing is certain, Catherine Zeta-Jones is definitely one of the most charming women in Hollywood.

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Struggling grandma working as bartender & raising triplets all alone finds a note and a huge tip on the table

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Life can get really hard at times, but one thing that we should never forget is to never give up.

Shiela Weisgerber has been working as a bartender and led a quiet life. However, after her daughter fell pregnant with triplets while already taking care of a young baby, Shiela’s live changed completely.

As her daughter couldn’t possibly raise triplets on her own, she thought about giving the boys up for adoption once they were born. For things to get even tougher, the babies’ father died a couple of months before they were born.

The thought of strangers taking care of her three grandsons bothered Shiela so she decided to take them and raise them herself.

”At first it was very overwhelming,” she told ABC News. ”And, at first I thought I bit off more than I could chew.”

Being a grandmother of three baby boys wasn’t easy as there were times when she could barely make ends meet, but she never gave up trying to provide them with the best life possible.

What’s most, she was so enchanted with her grandsons’ bubbly personalities that she couldn’t stop sharing stories about the things they did with her coworkers.

One day, while on the job, someone asked Shiela about the boys, Bentley, Ashton, and Dalton, and she told them their life story.

At the time, there was a couple there who heard Shiela’s story. They were deeply touched and decided to do something nice for this struggling grandmother so on their $33 tab, they added a tip of $300 along with the message, ”Take care of those boys!”

Shiela couldn’t believe her eyes. She was so moved by the kind gesture that she rushed to the bathroom and started crying.

”I looked at it, and I looked at it again. You read stuff about it, and you hear about it, and you wonder, ‘Is that really true? Do people really do that?” she said.

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Shiela then posted a photo of the receipt and wrote, ”I went to the bathroom and I cried and I was blown away because to me that’s a lot of money.”

To her surprise, her post vent viral in a matter of days and it affected the entire community in a positive way.

The owner of the bar where Shiela works wrote, ”The last few months have been really hard with random deaths around here.

”We really needed a boost. This was a godsend. Literally, it made everybody brighten up. You know that there still is good left.”

We are so glad there are still kind people out there who are always ready to lend a helping hand.

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Kevin Costner didn’t want to have any more kids after fathering 4, then second wife gave him an ultimatum

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Kevin Costner has always been one of my favorite actors. He has been part of a number of films he played in and directed, but I guess none of his roles is as iconic as that in The Bodyguard.

Costner only learned he was passionate about acting when he tried it accidentally during his college years. In fact, he never really dreamed of being part of Hollywood and wanted to pursue a career in finance instead. But you know what they say, things don’t always turn the way we want. And in the case of Costner, they turned way better than planned.

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The college years at the California State University didn’t only help Costner find his calling, but his huge love as well. There, in 1975, he met fellow student Cindy Silva whom he described as beautiful, charming, and way smarter than him. Three years later, they married and welcomed three children into the world. Costner told Closer Weekly that “being a dad is the most important thing in my life.” At the time, Costner still wasn’t famous and his career was only at the beginning. The pair stayed together for 16 years.

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It was in 1983 that Costner got to film along famous names like Kevin Kline, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum and Glenn Close, in the movie The Big Chill. And just as he thought this will be his big breakthrough, his scenes were cut off. That, however, didn’t discourage the young actor who knew his place belonged in the film industry. And he was right. Although his acting in this movie never saw the light of the day, what he showed on set was more than enough for director Lawrence Kasdan to offer him a role in Silverado.

Ever since, Costner got bigger and bigger roles and quickly made a name for himself.

After Silverado, he landed roles in The Untouchables (1987), Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989) and Dances with Wolves, for which he earned two Academy Awards — Best Picture and Best Director, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and JFK.

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It was in 1992 that he played the legendary role of the former special agent who worked as a bodyguard for the famous musician played by Whitney Houston. The iconic soundtrack, “I Will Always Love You,” created by Dolly Parton became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 45 million copies.

Many believed that the onscreen chemistry between Costner and Houston was real, but the two seemed to be just two great friends who excelled their roles to perfection.

After the passing of Houston, Costner told Good Morning America, “She was a very important person to me and the world has connected us in a way that we’ll never not be (…) I didn’t really get a full grasp of that until the lead-up to the funeral where people somehow felt that it was important that I say something.”

The first woman in the actor’s life after his divorce was businesswoman Bridget Rooney who referred to him as Mr.Perfect. The couple had a son but didn’t stay together for long. After Rooney, Costner dated events organizer Brigit Cunningham who suffered a breakdown after the split from the famous actor. Next on the list of his girlfriends was model Elle Macpherson. Back in the day, Costner said, “I feel I have met my equal with this beautiful, talented, funny and lovely person,” but their relationship didn’t even last for a whole year.

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This led for one of the most famous celebrities to experience loneliness for a long period of time.

Well, until he finally met the love of his life and current wife Christine Baumgartner. The couple first dated and split because Costner didn’t want to have more children, to which the former model said, “I’m going to wait for you, but not long. When you come to your senses, come back to me’” and he did.

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“I woke up and thought, ‘Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is willing to be with me to my very last breath because I am afraid to say yes to a child?’” he said at the time. “That’s all it took. Sometimes you learn the thing you’re most afraid of will save your life.”

They eventually welcomed three children together, making the actor a father of seven.

“You get to play heroes in the movies, but there’s a moment in time where you’re just a father and you get to go home. I have played two roles in my life, one I get paid to do, which is the movies, and the other one is being a father, for which I’ll be rewarded my whole life,” he said.

Today, they have three children and are in love as they were the moment they laid eyes on one another.

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Sad update on sweet girl who touched a whole world: ‘Our sweet angel baby has gained her wings’

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Delaney Krings was a healthy child, or at least everyone assumed that to be the case.

One day, she complained of pain in the ear and her parents, Heather and Jack, took her to the hospital for a check-up. The doctor assured them she had an infection and prescribed medication. At first, it looked like the condition was getting better but Delaney then experienced other symptoms, such as loss of balance and that was when her mom and dad knew something was wrong.

Delaney was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where specialists performed several tests to determine what was wrong with the 4-year-old.

Unfortunately, in October 2022, the family learned the devastating diagnosis.

Delaney had brain cancer, and it was an aggressive one. This sweet little angel was only given six to eight weeks to live.

“Your heart stops for a minute. The world stops. You can’t breathe, you just try to process it. She’s four, you know?” Heather said.

In an attempt to make her final days worth living, Delaney’s parents wanted to do something special for her birthday, which they were told would be her last one.

Heather then asked from their family and friends to send her daughter birthday wishes, not knowing that the story would spread worldwide.

”The type of cancer she has, DMG, has very little positive response to any current treatment available,” Heather wrote in a CaringBridge post.

”In addition to the severity and size of her tumor when it was first found basically sealed her fate just 12 short weeks ago. I have read medical textbooks, research papers, etc. etc. etc. for months and have found very little hope in any of them.”

On December 16, Delaney turned 5 years old and she had a unique birthday celebration. This beautiful girl received over 15,000 birthday cards and plenty of videos from people from all over the world who sent their best wishes.

“On the maps that we have up, we have stickers to put for all of the locations for where the cards have come from, so Laney can see that she’s got love from all over the world from people she doesn’t even know. And it has taken off. I believe there were 400 cards in the mail today,” Heather said in December.

“As long as she still knows what’s going on, she can laugh, she can hear, she can see, she knows us, she remembers us. That clock, you have to ignore it because what’s our purpose here? To make whatever time she has left as best as we can.”

The Wisconsin Truck Takeover Enthusiasts organized a birthday procession for Delaney that drew up to 500 trucks and parade participants, making it extra special.

”I’m just happy she gets to enjoy her birthday. There’s no way to thank everybody, but, from the bottom of our hearts we appreciate everything,” Delaney’s dad, Jack Krings, told TMJ4 News in Milwaukee.

Unfortunately, Delaney lost her battle to cancer on January 28, 2023, breaking her parents’ hearts into a million pieces and crushing their world down.

“Our Sweet Angel Baby has gained her wings. Fly high, my sweet baby,” Delaney’s mother, Heather, wrote on CaringBridge and posted a photo of her daughter with the caption: “Delaney Judith Krings. 12.16.2017 — 1.28.2023. Fly high, my sweet baby.”

The GoFundMe page dedicated to Delaney read, “Like a flower that we see the beauty of for only a while, we all cherished every single day of Delaney’s 1,869 days on earth”. To those she knew, and those she never met, she made us all better people. Make her proud of you. Your heart, like ours, may be broken. But a broken heart has spaces that can now be filled with the glue of love. Enjoy the love of life in heaven Delaney.”

Heather want’s her daughter’s story will lead ”to be a ripple of simple acts of kindness. This world needs more love in it, and I believe that is what she was put here to provide. Love, pure and simple.”

Rest in peace, sweet angel.

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Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting

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The fatal shooting on the set of the movie Rust which was taking place in Santa Fe, Mexico, claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and left another injured. It was actor Alec Baldwin who accidentally killed Hutchins, a wife and a mother of one.

After the accident, Baldwin released a statement. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

LA Times reported that prior to the fatal shot, a group of camera crew workers walked off set because safety protocols weren’t strictly followed. Camera operator Lane Luper was among those who left and was reported saying, “This set was unsafe simply because they didn’t have the wherewithal to follow safety rules that we have in this industry that we’ve been following for decades,” as per Sky News.

Late Hutchins family filed a wrongful death suit which names Baldwin and others who “are responsible for the safety on the set” and “reckless behavior and cost-cutting.”

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As reported by Fox News, the lawsuit read: “Halyna Hutchins deserved to live, and the Defendants had the power to prevent her [passing] if they had only held sacrosanct their duty to protect the safety of every individual on a set where firearms were present instead of cutting corners on safety procedures where human lives were at stake, rushing to stay on schedule and ignoring numerous complaints of safety violations.”

Further, it said, “This lawsuit seeks justice for the losses of her survivors and to hold responsible those who caused her tragic [passing].”

The actor’s lawyers asked for any lawsuits to be dismissed claiming the tragedy was a “workplace accident.”

Yet in documents released earlier this week officially detailing the charges, as per the BBC, Baldwin is accused of being “distracted” while talking to family members on his mobile phone during training about how to operate the prop gun to be used on set.

However, on Tuesday, a Santa Fe district attorney announced Alec Baldwin and and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed would be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Mary Carmack-Altwies said.

“On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”

Both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed are now formally charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

If Baldwin had performed mandatory safety checks with the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and not pointed the gun at Hutchins, the “tragedy would not have occurred,” Robert Shilling, a special investigator for the district attorney’s office, wrote in a statement of probable cause filed with the manslaughter charges.

“This reckless deviation from known standards and practice and protocol directly caused the fatal shooting,” he said.

“Baldwin knew the first rule of gun safety is never point a gun at someone you don’t intend on shooting.”

As of assistant director David Halls, he signed a plea agreement and will face six months of probation.

In the months following the shooting, investigators discovered 500 rounds of ammunition, among which blanks, dummies, and what looked like live rounds.

If found guilty, both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed could spend up to 18 months in prison. They would also be forced to pay a $5,000 fine.

Their lawyers said they would be fighting the charges at court.

We are so very sorry that a young life was lost in such a manner.

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We won’t be seeing any more of Dr. Phil

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For 21 years, Phil McGraw, or better known as Dr. Phil, has attracted millions of viewers.

Being one of the most famous TV show hosts and someone whose life goal is helping others makes Dr P.hil a one-of-a-kind celebrity.

He started his career when he offered his valuable advice to ordinary people on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In fact, it was Oprah who taught him a lot about what it truly takes to be successful in the world of show business. “I often say I’m the first graduate from Oprah University, and that’s a pretty great place to learn how to do television,” our favorite doctor says.

At the moment, his show is the second most-watched talk show, with an estimated 2 million people tuning in each episode on average.

Unfortunately, many of his fans got worried after the famous doctor released a statement saying this season would be the final of Dr. Phil.

Through the 2023-24 season, networks are expected to continue airing reruns.

“With this show, we have helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children. This has been an incredible chapter of my life and career, but while I’m moving on from daytime, there is so much more I wish to do,” Dr. Phil’s statement read.

The fans, however, can rest assured that the most famous TV doctor isn’t going anywhere. What’s most, it has been reported that he is in talks with CBS and will be focusing his efforts on a ‘strategic primetime partnership’ that will help him engage with a much larger audience.

At this point, not much is known about his new project, but what is revealed is that Dr. Phil would be continue hosting his podcasts, Phil in the Blanks and Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil.

Following the decision to end the famous talk show after over two decades, CBS Media Venture’s Steve LoCascio issued a statement as well. “Phil is a valued partner and member of the CBS/King World family, and while his show may be ending after 21 years, I’m happy to say our relationship is not,” he said.

“Phil changed the daytime landscape as the force behind one of the most popular talk shows ever on daytime TV. We plan to be in the Dr. Phil business with the library for years to come and welcome opportunities to work together in the future,” the statement further read.

Besides being a famous host., Dr. Phil is also a family man who believes the most important thing is life is spending quality time with the members of the family.

“I always tell people to make time for each other. whether it’s a date night or an hour through the day,” the author of a number of best-selling books said. “The stranger that feels, the further you’ve drifted away from what brought the two of you together. You need to remember and focus on why you feel in love with that person, to begin with. If you wake up everyday and ask yourself, ‘What can I do today to make my spouse’s life better?’ It’ll change the course of your [relationship].”

We wish Dr. Phil and his family only the best in the years to come.

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While cleaning the beach with his friends, an 11-year-old receives a wonderful surprise – you’ll never guess what!

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Serina, a Taiwanese student, was having a blast with her friends on Ishigaki island. In order to preserve the memories of that special day, she used a waterproof camera while scuba-diving. The camera also had a protective cover, but at one point, as Serina noticed one of her friends was in need of help following an emergency with the oxygen tank, she somehow dropped her camera.

Once she made sure her friend was safe and sound, Serina tried looking for the camera but it was nowhere to be seen. Of course, she never thought that some day, she would have it back again, but that is exactly what happened.

A group of students were cleaning the beach one day as part of a school project when they found something that resembled a strangely shaped rock. Once they took it in their hands, they realized it was a camera.

The biggest surprise was that the gadget, which was obviously lost at sea and dragged to the shore, was still working. It even had enough battery for them to turn it on and try to figure out who it belonged to.

In order to track the owner down, the teacher told the students to post some of the photos from the camera online. A bunch of shares later, Serina spotted the photographs and she could’t believe her eyes.

She was quick to contact the students and the teacher in order to inform them that the camera belonged to her.

The thing is that in order to get her gadget back, this young woman would need to travel from Japan to Taiwan. That means that the camera was carried by the waves more than 200 kilometers to a safe shore.

Isn’t this amazing?

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Died at 75 – She was such a great actress

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Cindy Williams, the beloved star best known for her portrayal of Shirley Feeney in the ’70s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, passed away aged 75 after a short illness, as reported by her family.

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” the statement issued by her children Zak and Emily Hudson read, per AP. “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

Among the rest, Williams had a featured role in George Lucas’ 1973 classic American Graffiti opposite Ron Howard, a role that earned her a BAFTA nomination.

In Laverne & Shirley, the spin-off series of Happy Days, Williams starred opposite Penny Marshall who played Laverne DeFazio. The two played single working women in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1950s, and these roles helped them become household names adored by millions.

Speaking about working together, Williams revealed in a 2013 interview, “We sort of had telepathy. If we walk into a room together and if there’s something unique in the room, we’ll see it at the same time and have the same comment about it. We were always just like that.”

During the eight season, Williams got pregnant with her first child and left the show after an out-of-court settlement with Paramount.

“They had me working on my due date, and they couldn’t deal with it — that I needed time off to have a child,” Cindy told ET. “It just ended up I didn’t do that season of the show.”

She and Marshall appeared together once more in a Sam & Cat episode on Nickelodeon.

Marshall passed away in 2018, and touched Williams deeply.

Williams began her acting career in the early 1970s with guest-starring roles in TV shows such as Barefoot in the Park and Room 222. She was then cast by director George Cukor in 1972’s Travels With My Aunt and started getting bigger roles.

One of this iconic actress’ last TV guest appearances were in a 2004 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a 2016 episode of the Matthew Perry/Thomas Lennon reboot Odd Couple.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy Williams’ family during these times of grief. May she rest in peace.

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George and Charlotte have a very unusual nickname for their dad William

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With everything that is going on within the British royal family, especially following the release of Harry’s book Spare in which he didn’t spare anyone, not even William and Kate’s children, the Prince and Princess of Wales make sure that the family feud doesn’t affect Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and their youngest child, Prince Louis.

Among the rest, Harry wrote that he wasn’t involved in George’s life as much as he wished because he wasn’t invited to Kate and William’s home as often besides the fact that they lived quite close to each other.

Further, Harry said that he fears Charlotte and George could experience his fate and “end up” just like him.

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“Though William and I have talked about it once or twice, and he has made it very clear to me that his kids are not my responsibility, I still feel a responsibility knowing that out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare,” Harry said in an interview with The Telegraph.

“And that hurts, that worries me.

“I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy, I was summoned to provide backup, distraction, diversion and, if necessary, a spare part. Kidney, perhaps. Blood transfusion. Speck of bone marrow. This was all made explicitly clear to me from the start of life’s journey and regularly reinforced thereafter.”

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The royals didn’t comment on any of Harry’s accusations, but many royal authors slammed him for getting the children involved and speaking about them.

“Harry should lay off Prince William’s children. In fact, he should lay off everybody and button it now,” royal author Ingrid Seward told The Sun. “It is a very dangerous road to go down, to start talking about other people’s children.”

She added: “And what he says Prince William said to him is absolutely right – they are William’s responsibility and not his, so he should keep out of it.

“It is none of Harry’s business. But Harry has become dangerous to his family, and to himself, because he can lob in his little asides whenever he wants.” 

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William and Kate are doing all in their power to provide their children with a normal childhood, although they do prepare George for the life that awaits him as he would become a King one day. George will most likely begin working full-time as a royal by age 35, if not sooner. So for a future king, it’s crucial to be prepared.

As of now, the three siblings enjoy their childhood. They attend school and have plenty of friends. Besides being royals, they go by ordinary names at school. It has been revealed that George’s classmates call him “PG,” his initials. Otherwise, they are simply known as George Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge.

They on the other hand, have a special nickname for their father, Prince William.

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This doesn’t come as a surprise having in mind that the royals have always used nicknames. Late Queen Elizabeth was called Lilibet by her family because she couldn’t pronounce her name when she was a very young child. Harry was reported to call Kate Middleton ‘Cath,’ and his brother William, ‘Willy.’

As of the nickname his children gave to William, it was revealed by British TV chef Ainsley Harriott that the kids came up with it after listening to a radio interview he had done during which he jokingly spoke about cooking a fish in the bathtub.

“Greg asked, ‘could you cook a fish in the bath?’” Harriott recalled in an interview with The Sun. “I said, ‘yeah, if it’s a little bit of seabass or plaice or something like that.’ You wouldn’t want a thick bit of fish because it wouldn’t poach.

“Anyway, apparently, Prince William and Kate were taking George and Charlotte to school, and they found it hysterical.”

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William later appeared on the radio station, saying, “The kids love it. They loved that you were talking about eating fish in the water.”

Harriott later changed his trademark catchphrase, “Why hello there, Jill,” – which had gone viral after he’d shown up to an elderly woman’s house to surprise her on live TV – to “Why hello there, Will. Poachy, poachy, poachy,” when he met William.

George and Charlotte found that hilarious and they now call their dad Poachy.

We believe that’s adorable. What about you?

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Camilla was afraid to go out shopping and ‘hid in her house’ when affair with Charles was made public

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The love between King Charles and his wife Camilla, who is now Queen Consort, dates back to 1972, when they first laid eyes on each other during a polo match.

The two were introduced to each other by a mutual friend, Lucia Santa Cruz, the daughter of the Chilean ambassador. They started dating, but the relationship didn’t last long as Charles left to serve in the Royal Navy. When his duties there came to an end and he returned home, Camilla was already engaged to her now-ex husband Andrew Parker Bowles.

However, they never stopped being close. Even when Charles married Diana, he and Camilla were in touch.

Royal author Penny Junior claimed that Charles was aware he wasn’t in love with his future wife Diana, but it was already too late for him to call off the wedding.

“Charles was not convinced he was doing the right thing in marrying Diana but there was no way out and, bolstered by the hope that things would be different once they were married, he put a brave face on it,” she wrote, as reported by the Mirror.

What’s most, Camilla and Diana knew each other and got along, but then things changed.

“I met [Camilla] very early on. I was introduced to the circle, but I was a threat, I was a very young girl, but I was a threat,” Diana explained in the book Diana: In Her Own Words.

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The love affair between Charles and Camilla started in 1986, according to Prince Charles’ authorized biography, as quoted by Town & Country. At the time, Charles was still married to Princess Diana and she eventually became aware that her husband was cheating on her.

Diana even confronted Camilla once, but nothing changed.

Speaking of the troubles in her marriage and the reasons for its failure, Diana told Martin Bashir during a televised interview, “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Charles and Diana separated in 1992 and their divorce was finalized four years later.

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Mere months after the separation was formalized, the press leaked a transcript of a conversation between Charles and Camilla. It revealed intimate and sexual exchange between the two.

Before it was published in details, the paper put a headline which read, “Charles’s Secret Bedtime Phone Call.”

The intimate conversation was dubbed “Tampongate” because it included a tampon reference.

Fast forward to this very day, Charles is the King of Britain and Camilla is Queen Consort.

Over the years, the people of Britain learned to love Camilla and her reputation has been growing. The two are now the head of the country and are still happily married but there was a time when Camilla was afraid to leave her home because she was afraid of the backlash of the public following the revelation of her affair.

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Speaking to OK Magazine, royal expert Angela Levin, author of the 2022 book Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, revealed that Camilla had to endure “torrents” of mistreatment from the public as the affair was revealed. She didn’t even go to stores but had her friends running her errands for her.

“It was very difficult for her, as she was portrayed as the most wicked woman in the world. She was constantly called nasty names like ‘rottweiler,’ and it must have come as a huge shock that people were so vile about her,” Levin said.

In order to protect her, it was revealed that Charles paid for Camilla’s security for years, or until 2005 when the two tied the knot. “I don’t think Charles realised how awful it was for her. He was often away on engagements and working hard for the country and Commonwealth, and at the time, Camilla didn’t have protection officers because she wasn’t part of the Royal Family. But when Charles finally realised, he did get protection for her, which he paid for himself,” Levine revealed.

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“She still gets nervous about things,” Levin said, adding that Camilla will “probably be anxious” about Charles’ coronation because “she can never be sure how people are going to react towards her.”

“There’s a small but very harsh group of people who still think she’s the wrong woman for him.”

Prince Charles’ coronation is expected to take place on May 6, 2023.

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Terrible news about the beloved actor Sylvester Stallone

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With 9 wins and 6 nominations, the fourth film of the popular Rocky franchise, Rocky IV, is one of the best boxing movies there are. Written and directed by actor Sylvester Stallone, who also plays the main character, the movie revolves around Rocky’s desire to revenge the death of his friend Apollo Creed, who will be in a match against Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer who has been scientifically trained, using high tech equipment. Unfortunately, Drago is killed during the fight and Rocky is filled with guilt.

Now, years after the film was released, Stallone revealed a shocking detail about one of the scenes.

Namely, while filming, he was subjected to some significant blows from Dolph Lundgren and had to be taken to the hospital.

Speaking of the film ahead of the release of a new recut version of it, Stallone said, “In the first round, where he knocked me down, that is for real.

“He pulverized me and I did not feel it at that moment but later that night my heart started to swell.”

Further, he revealed, “[Lundgren] had bruised the perio cardio sac, which is when the heart hits the chest – like in a car accident when your chest hits the steering wheel. My blood pressure went up to 260. They thought I was going to be talking to angels.”

Believe it or not, he was admitted to the intensive care unit at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He stayed at the hospital for nine days.

“I knew I was in trouble when I showed up and nuns met you at the ICU,” Stallone said and added that the nuns prayed for him.

The hit to the chest was included in the film because as Stallone said, “How could you possibly rule that out?”

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What Harry and Meghan did at Princess Eugenie’s wedding angered many

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From the moment the world learned of the romance between Meghan Markle, the former Suits actress and later Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, all eyes have been on them.

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Their relationship started after a mutual friend set them up for a blind date in London. The chemistry was there and soon everyone spoke of their relationship.

Meghan was a divorcee and people doubted the relationship would last or even be approved by the Royals, but just the opposite happened and the two tied the knot in May, 2018. Reports say the wedding ceremony was watched by 1.9 billion people as the world became obsessed with the newlyweds.

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Shortly after the wedding, the Sussex Royals had some exciting news the world couldn’t wait to hear; they were expecting. On May 6th, 2019, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world.

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As expected, the life of Meghan and Harry was in the spotlight and people were eager to know all about them.

That put enormous pressure on the couple who wanted their privacy. Being part of the monarchy, Meghan was forced to leave her old life back and get used to a completely new world. She has also been the subject of criticism by many British people who had a hard time accepting her new role within the Royalty mostly because she is an American woman of color.

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She has been attacked by the press constantly, and she had a hard time coping with all the pressure. Kensington Palace even issued a statement, pleading for the press and the public to take a step back when it came to writing about Meghan.

But things didn’t really change and Prince Harry felt like he had to protect his wife from all the criticism and harassment, so the two shocked the country and the world when they announced they were stepping down from their royal duties.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” the post read.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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They explained how they wanted to raise their child away from the public eye and informed the people how they would be staying both in the U.K and North America.

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,” they wrote.

Many didn’t like the idea of baby Archie being brought up away from his father’s family, especially his great grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen. But the new parents wanted a quieter life for their family and pursued their dream.

What comes as a big news for their fan these days is that Meghan had been keeping a diary since she and Harry got together and people hope it will turn into an autobiography. Royal writer, Andrew Morton, who wrote Diana: Her True Story five years before Princess Diana’s death, is fascinated by the idea of working on a book with Meghan. He already penned Meghan: Hollywood Princess.

The news of Meghan’s pregnancy with Archie was revealed on Eugene’s wedding day and according to many, that apparently stole the limelight from the bride.

“Meghan put her foot in it when she decided that it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child,” the book Royals at War, written by Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett says.

“This was a huge social gaffe, even if you were not a royal – stealing the limelight from Eugenie, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah.”

According to Harry’s book Spare, however, Eugene wasn’t mad at all because the relationship between him and her has always been a very special one.

In fact, Eugene was the first member of the family to learn that Harry and Meghan were dating.

When they were children, the two cousins spent a lot of time together as their families went on holiday. Harry and his brother, William, grew up at Kensington Palace in London and Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, while Princess Eugenie lived near Windsor Castle.

Even when they grew up, they have maintained a very close bond and did a bunch of things together.

“Out of all the Queen’s grandchildren, Harry and Eugenie have one of the most natural connections,” authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote in the Sussex biography Finding Freedom.

“Like Harry, Eugenie is loyal, honest and great fun. The two had many nights out together in London, sneaking into back entrances of clubs, such as Mahiki, where Jack once was manager, or Tonteria, where in one of the VIP cave areas, they downed shots from Mexican skull-shaped glasses and a giant frozen margarita (with multiple straws).”

In the Harry and Meghan Netflix series, Meghan revealed that she and Harry used to go on double dates with Princess Eugene and her then-boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.

Meghan recalled one particular night the four went out together.

“Well, if it’s going to come out tomorrow, let’s go and have fun tonight!” Meghan said.

Harry added: “We went to this Halloween party together, where we could be completely dressed up, and no one would know. I had a bandana and goggles on.”

In the last episode of the series, Eugene visited the couple in California.

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She is believed to have been the only royal that has visited Harry and Meghan since their move from the UK.

“Harry and Eugenie have always been close ever since they were children. He always makes her laugh. They share a sense of humour,” a source told the Daily Mail.

“She is friends with Meghan too, and was close to his two previous girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas. It was Eugenie who helped set up Harry and Cressida. She refuses to abandon him. She is a very loyal lady, she is not one for taking sides.”

On the day of Eugene’s wedding, Harry and Meghan were overly excited for her and her husband.

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“At Windsor, just before a drinks reception for the bride and groom, we cornered Pa in his study. He was sitting behind his big desk, which afforded his favourite view, straight down the Long Walk… He was delighted to learn that he would be a grandfather for a fourth time; his wide smile warmed me,” Prince Harry recalled how he broke the news to his father.

“After the drinks reception in St. George’s Hall, Meg and I pulled Willy aside. We were in a big room, suits of armor on the walls. Strange room, strange moment. We whispered the news, and Willy smiled and said we must tell Kate.”

Harry added, “She was across the room, talking to [her sister] Pippa. I said we could do it later, but he insisted. So we went and told Kate and she also gave a big smile and hearty congratulations. They both reacted exactly as I’d hoped — as I’d wished.”

However, royal fans were angry with the timing of the announcement of the pregnancy.

“Why would you do that? To upstage the bride on her big day. Megs would have been livid if someone did that to her,” one person said.

“It is called attention-getting when rude people intrude into other people’s big day,” another angry person wrote.

“I wouldn’t have, even if the bride and groom were OK with the announcement, something this special should be shared separately,” a third added.

“Why would Meghan and Harry think it’s OK to announce their pregnancy at their cousin’s wedding? They couldn’t wait one more day?” another person asked.

According to some, one of those people who was angry was Princess Eugenie’s mother and that was the reason why she tweeted a photo of the dress she would wear to her daughter’s wedding at the same time the Sussex Royals announced the news of Meghan’s pregnancy.

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Ron Howard mourns the passing of “American Graffiti” co-star and dear friend Cindy Williams

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The family of actress Cindy Williams shared the devastating news of her passing on January 25. The Laverne & Shirley star was 75 years of age and was said to have suffered illness for a short period of time.

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” a statement from her children read.

“Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

Williams’ career spanned six decades during which she treated her fans with memorable roles, the most prominent of all being the ones in Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.

Other films she took part in are The Conversation (1974), Travels with My Aunt (1972), and, perhaps most notably, American Graffiti (1973), in which she starred alongside Ron Howard.

Howard and Williams weren’t just co-workers but also very close friends.

Williams’ passing was a huge blow for Howard. He shared his condolences and paid tribute to his friend, saying that the news came as a shock to him and the world of film.

“It was a shocker to hear of Cindy’s passing. I remember her life spark and her energy,” Howard said.

“I saw her last year in Palm Springs at an event and still saw that sparkle in her eyes. It’s so hard to imagine that she’s gone.”

Among the rest, he recalled that it was Williams who taught him how to kiss for his role in American Graffiti.

“For a period of about four or five years, we were cast together in various projects, including The Migrants — a dramatic TV movie — in 1974, based on a play by Tennessee Williams. We had a certain chemistry together. When we did American Graffiti, she was 24 and I was 18, but we played boyfriend and girlfriend,” he wrote.

“Cindy wanted to be remembered for her range of characters that she created — different tones and different styles. She admired Carol Burnett for these qualities. Cindy had so much talent and she settled for none of the ‘Hollywood traffic’ — she just did her work.”

Henry Winkler, another Hollywood star, also paid tribute to Williams.

“Cindy has been my friend and professional colleague since I met her on the set of Happy Days in 1975. Not once have I ever been in her presence when she wasn’t gracious, thoughtful and kind,” Winkler wrote.

“Cindy’s talent was limitless. There was not a genre she could not conquer. I am so glad I knew her.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy Williams’ family during this time of grief. May she rest in peace.

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Harry shares Kate’s furious text to Meghan days before wedding in ‘Spare’ book

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Many would argue that the problems surrounding the British royal family arose when the Sussexes decided they had it enough with their life as working royals and made the shocking decision to step down from their duties, something none of the family was happy about.

However, according to Harry and Meghan, the issues started long before.

Reports were that Queen Elizabeth wasn’t glad with Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the country, but she wished them well, which can’t be said for Charles and William, who were disappointed in their son and brother.

Things turned for the worse following Harry and Meghan’s all-tell interview with Oprah Winfrey during which they made several accusations. Among the rest, they claimed that Kate made Meghan cry on the day of her wedding, something the Duke of Sussex confirmed in his memoir Spare.

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Speaking to Oprah about the incident, Meghan said, “It really hurt my feelings. It was a really hard week of the wedding. And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing.

“I think so much of what I have seen play out [in the media] is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me,” she added.

Now that Harry brought up the incident in his book, we got to learn more details of the alleged row between Meghan and Kate whose relationship could be described as picture perfect back in the day when the two could be seen hanging out together during numerous royal occasions, as well as a tennis match.

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According to Harry, Kate wasn’t happy with Princess Charlotte’s dress, who was a flower-girl.

However, although Kate claimed her daughter was in distress because of the dress, which allegedly was “too big, too long, too baggy,” she refused to meet Meghan’s tailor at Kensington Palace to have it fixed.

“Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father,” Harry said. “Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses. And the wedding is in four days!”

“I’m not sure what else to say. If the dress doesn’t fit then, please take Charlotte to see Ajay. He’s been waiting all day,” Meghan texted Kate, according to Harry.

Kate replied with, “Fine.”

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Harry further wrote that when he arrived home, he found his then future wife sobbing on the floor. “It was intolerable but temporary. Kate hadn’t meant any harm, I told her.”

In their book Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed that “Meghan would agree with the assessment that the duchesses were not the best of friends,” and that “their relationship hadn’t progressed much since [Markle] was Harry’s girlfriend.”

According to them, Kate wasn’t welcoming and didn’t take Meghan under her wing as most people expected. Out of everyone in the family, she knew best what it was like to be getting inside the Firm as a ‘newcomer.’

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“Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she wasn’t losing sleep over it,” Durand and Scobie wrote, adding that “Meghan would far rather have had Kate check in on her during the most difficult times with the press.”

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Prayers needed as Mia Robertson undergoes her 14th surgical procedure

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Mia Robertson, the youngest daughter of Duck Dynasty’s Jase & Missy Robertson, has been born with a condition known as cleft lip and palate, a gap in the upper lip that can involve the gum as well.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares that about one in every 1,600 babies is born with a cleft lip with a cleft palate in the U.S.

Because of her condition, sweet Mia, who is now 18 years old, has been forced to undergo 13 surgeries, with the 14th taking place just recently. The family truly hopes this would be Mia’s last procedure before her problem is finally solved.

Throughout every surgery, the young girl remains positive. What’s most, she hopes she serves as inspiration for other young children who are born with the same condition. On her own initiative and with the help of her family, Mia established the Mia Moo Fund in order to assist in making certain that each and every child wears a smile on their face.

“One of the functions of the Mia Moo Fund is to spread awareness of the cleft lip and palate journey,” Missy Robertson told Christian Post. “The other one is to help with medical funds for the parents and the families living right here in America.” 

On his podcast Unashamed, Jase Robertson shared an update on Mia’s condition and said that his daughter is recovering well.

“She’s doing great. She’s turned a corner,” he said, and then added, “Everything seems great, seems to be fine.”

“Surgery went a little longer than expected, but she is home and recovering,” the loving father told his podcast listeners. “Thank you for praying for her and for our family. She is a champion!”

Before the surgery took place, Missy spoke of her daughter’s condition and explained that she had been constantly asked about the number of procedures Mia would need to undergo in the future. “There is never any other response than ‘We just don’t know,’” Missy said. She then added that they rely on God for assistance. “Since she is 18 now, she is taking the lead in all the discussions and medical forms. It’s been a little strange,” Missy wrote. “But it’s just another reminder to lean on the Lord and that I’m not in control.”

Mia also hopes that she’s at “the finish line.”

“Hopefully the last time I’ll see my doctors in this setting! It’s been a long road but we are at the finish line,” brave Mia said.

The Robertson’s have also been preparing for a new addition to the family as they open the doors to their hearts and home for a child whose mother was unfit to take care of.

We wish Mia speedy recovery.

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