Bride kicks ‘well-mannered’ guest out of wedding for wearing his military uniform

From raging at photographers for not fulfilling unreasonable briefs to banning pals from the wedding party because of their large breasts, bridezilla behaviour never fails to shock.

Now the latest in diva demands is a bride who admitted to kicking a guest out of her wedding reception for wearing their army uniform because she believed it was detracting attention from her. 

Taking to Reddit, the woman explained: “I have nothing against anyone in the military but this was a black tie optional wedding and frankly it felt very out of place and it seemed like he was just trying to show off. “

“My wedding had over 300 guests and nobody else felt the need to wear something to make them stand out.”

According to the anonymous woman, the man was a distant family friend of her husbands who she was not particularly familiar with.

But she added that he had behaved impeccably up until the point she rather unceremoniously told him to leave.

She contined to rage:”If he wants to wear that to his own wedding then fine, but the whole point of having a dress code at a wedding is so that no one guest will stand out too much.

“I felt that he should have known this, since the whole point of uniforms in the military is so that you don’t stand out from everyone else!

Her post appeared on the open forum’s ‘Am I the a**hole?” thread where she admitted she did feel slightly torn about her behaviour saying: “I felt kind of bad about asking him to leave, but it just didn’t feel right for him to be there like that.”

As usual Redditers did not hold back in their response with some posters adamant that she was indeed the ‘a**hole’ in this sceneario.

One replied: “Over 300 people. Guy is in military formal wear and was very well mannered.

“No question you’re an A. An over dramatic, self centred A.”

Others saw the bride’s point with one arguing: “You have to be a special kind of a**hole to wear it to a non-military wedding without specific permission of the couple.”

However, a third point of view also seemed to carry weight with many coming to the conclusion that both parties were in the wrong.

The guest for showing up in military gear without permission and the bride for overreacting and throwing him out. 

This was summed up by one poster explaining: “He was rude. No question, but kicking him out of the wedding was a bit much. It’s your special day, but you shouldn’t forget that you play dual roles, you are both the host and the one fêted. Don’t forget that former role.”

The post currently has over 14 thousand upvotes and over two thousand comments. 

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Victoria Beckham ‘adds pressure’ to Romeo’s ‘relationship’ with Millie Bobby Brown

Victoria and David Beckham’s son Romeo is allegedly dating Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown.

According to reports, the 16-year-old’s mum “adores” 15-year-old Millie and has given her full approval. 

The pair first met in 2016 at a Unicef gala, where the Hollywood actress handed out an award alongside David Beckham. 

She then posed for a friendly snap with the famous family and it looks like it was a love story from there. 

But relationship expert Francesca Marotti from Pickable, believes the Spice Girl’s “extra attention” on their relationship could “add pressure” to it.

Francesca told Daily Star Online: “Dating at any age is a challenge and the blossoming relationship between Millie Bobby Brown and Romeo Beckham is no different. 

“With her newfound stardom through Stranger Things, she has been catapulted into the public eye. 

“This has removed her chance for a ‘normal’ childhood.” 

The expert advised the pair to have normal dates, such as bowling and cinema trips in a bid to get to know each other away from the public eye.

“Through announcing her ‘seal of approval’, Victoria has added extra attention to their relationship”

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She continued: “Instead, every move is being scrutinised by their parents. At their age, they are still discovering who they are, be it sexually or finding out what career they want. 

“Through announcing her ‘seal of approval’, Victoria has added extra attention to their relationship.  

“This will only add pressure for them to emulate an adult relationship. 

“This may cause them to feel a need to become intimate without truly understanding each other or themselves.” 

On a gloomy note Francesca explained that it is a “rarity” for teenage relationships to last. 

She added: “To be in a relationship is to find your best friend – something that at Millie and Romeo’s age is extremely important.”

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The Bachelor Celebrates 17th Anniversary: Where Are Your Fave Couples?

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Can you believe it’s been 17 years since the series premiere of The Bachelor?

That’s right! The hit ABC reality show aired its first-ever episode on March 25, 2002. That season, viewers were introduced to businessman Alex Michel, who had 25 women competing for his heart. In the end, Michel picked Amanda Marsh over runner-up Trista Rehn, who would go on to become the first star of The Bachelorette.

In celebration of the anniversary, host Chris Harrison took to Instagram to say a big “thank you” to Bachelor Nation.

“On this day in 2002 we started a crazy new show called #TheBachelor,” Harrison wrote to his social media followers. “I could go on and write the longest caption ever but I’ll just say Thank You!”

Before a new season of The Bachelorette premieres in May, we’re giving you a status update on your favorite Bachelor Nation couples! Take a look below to find out which duos are still together!

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham

Status: Married

After waffling between Lauren B. and Becca K. for his entire finale, with his heart clearly telling him to pick Lauren and the rest of the world telling him to pick Becca, he picked Becca. Then he changed his mind and went back to Lauren, and now they seem truly inseparable. They tied the knot in January 2019.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth

Status: Split 

A little more than three years after they got engaged on The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn and Shawn have split up. In a statement to People, they said that they had decided to go their separate ways. 

“This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration. Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends. We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways. Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time.” 

Shawn recently opened a gym in in Nashville, and Kaitlyn has been finding success with her podcast, Off the Vine

Now, whenever anyone could get around to checking on Doodle the dog, we’d love to know how he’s doing. 

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Jordan Kimball & Jenna Cooper

Status: Split

Just one day after their proposal was aired in the Bachelor in Paradise season five finale, Jordan took to Instagram to reveal the couple had engaged their engagement after allegations surfaced that Jenna was cheating on him.

“I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this,” he wrote. “It’s dropped me. Fumbling emotions and being understanding is not easy.”

Reality Steve published screenshots earlier in the day, which purported to show she had been corresponding with an unidentified man, via text, about the nature of her relationship with the male model, claiming it was all for business reasons. 

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Chris Randone & Krystal Nielson

Status: Engaged

The fitness-loving couple got engaged during the Bachelor in Paradise season five finale, but haven’t set a date just yet. First up? Chris moving in with Krystal. 

“It was really hard being apart,” Krystal  told E! News. “Because we spent so much time with one another in Paradise, 20 hours a day for a month, and the distance was hard, but we have each other’s back.”

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Courtney Dober & Lily McManus

Status: Split 

While they didn’t get a ton of screentime during Winter Games, the finale revealed Australian Courtney and New Zealander Lily to be one heck of a couple. After touring the U.S. in an RV and documenting the entire thing on Instagram and Youtube, Lily and Courtney both posted lengthy and beautiful statements on their Instagrams explaining that they have decided to split, but remain friends. 

“Lily and I have chosen not to end our relationship but to continue it as mates,” Courtney wrote. “We’re best friends and its become clear to both of us that the emotional side of our relationship just doesn’t allow us to be the best versions of ourselves.” 

“It makes my eyes leak a little bit but myself and Court have decided to split on mutual terms,” Lily echoed. “I love Court with every ounce of my being, that long limbed f**k will be a part of my life for a very long time.” 

They still post about each other on Instagram pretty regularly.  

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Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth

Status: Split

They were solid all of Paradise (other than that brief moment when Derek’s response to an argument was “F–k you”), and Derek was actually shaking as he got down on one knee at the BIP reunion taping to ask Taylor to marry him. But after one year, the couple announced the end of their engagement in an exclusive statement to E! News. 

“It is with much sadness that we have decided to end our engagement. We put everything we could into our relationship and are heartbroken to go forward separately, but we know this is the best decision for the both of us,” the exes said. “We will still be present in each other’s lives with support, admiration and respect for each other.”

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Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon

Status: Engaged

It’s Bachelor Nation’s IRL rom-com, as the BFFs fell in love three years after Ashley I. first cried over Jared on Bachelor in Paradise. After revealing they were together in a 45-minute episode of her web series The Story of Us, much to the delight of fans, Jared got down on one knee during production on season five of the spinoff. 

“She’s just so happy,” as source told E! News. “She really is excited to be engaged but is more excited that she’s found her person. Jared feels the same!”

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Dean Unglert & Lesley Murphy

Status: Split

After four months of dating, E! New exclusively learned that Dean and Lesley had called it quits, with a source telling us, “Distance and traveling were a factor. They are both going to continue to be friendly and are on good terms, but their romantic relationship has ended.”

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Clare Crawley & Benoit Beausejour-Savard

Status: Split

While Clare sent Benoit packing during The Bachelor Winter Games, they shocked everyone by getting together after the show. The Canadian sweetheart popped the question during the reunion taping, and Clare’s brief jacuzzi argument with German Christian was all but forgotten.

Less than two months later, the couple announced their break up in a joint Instagram post. “We do understand however, having a public engagement on TV kind of changes that. It’s with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to end our relationship,” the former couple wrote.

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Ashley Iaconetti & Kevin Wendt

Status: Split

Ashley I. finally got to leave a Bachelor show in a relationship, but her whirlwind romance with Canadian Kevin on The Bachelor Winter Games only lasted a few months before they parted ways, reportedly citing issues with the distance. 

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Stassi Yaramchuk & Luke Pell

Status: Split

While they left Winter Games together, it was revealed during the reunion show that Luke didn’t even get Stassi’s phone number, and she never heard from him again. She wanted nothing to do with him, and for good reason. 

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Becca Kufrin

Status: Split

Ouch. Becca first appeared to have won The Bachelor and a sweet proposal from Arie during which he promised to love her every day forever. Then, a couple of months later, he dumped her in front of two TV cameras and went back to his runner-up. It was brutal, but Becca’s the next Bachelorette, so perhaps things aren’t all bad. 

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Raven Gates & Adam Gottschalk

Status: Still Together 

While we still can’t forget Adam’s creepy mini-me doll, Raven has somehow managed to look past it and find the possible love of her life. They had a great time in the fantasy suite, and are now gallivanting all over the world together. Adam even met Raven’s parents during the BIP reunion taping, and they’ve got plans for Raven to meet his. 

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Amanda Stanton & Robby Hayes

Status: Split. And it ended badly. 

While Amanda said goodbye to Robby in Paradise, she changed her mind once she was home. She revealed during the reunion that she gave him “maybe 20 chances” to get things right, but it didn’t work. Plus, he MIGHT have cheated on her, but he claims there was just a picture of him close to a girl, not actually making out with the girl. OK, Robby.

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Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi

Status: Split!

Just five months after their finale aired, E! News exclusively reported Nick and Vanessa ended their engagement. “It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement,” said in a joint statement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”

 

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Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo

Status: Still together!

While Rachel revealed before her season of The Bachelorette even began airing that she ended her journey engaged, fans had to wait until the dramatic finale to find out if it was Bryan or Peter Kraus who put a ring on it. Rachel and Bryan celebrated their engagement with parties in Dallas and Miami, their respective hometowns.

Rachel recently revealed that she and Bryan will tie the knot in the summer of 2019.

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Evan Bass & Carly Waddell

Status: Still together!

Though she initially rejected his advances, Carly finally fell for Evan during Bachelor in Paradise‘s third season, and the couple quickly moved in together in Nashville. Carly and Evan said “I do” in Bachelor in Paradise‘s fourth season premiere event. And the two weren’t done sharing their big news this summer, revealing they were expecting their first child together on-air with Chris Harrison. Carly and Evan welcomed daughter Isabella Evelyn Bass on Feb. 15, and she joins big brothers NathanLiam and EnsleyBass’ three sons from a previous relationship.

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Tanner Tolbert & Jade Roper

Status: Still married!

Less than four months after Tanner proposed to Jade on the season two finale of Bachelor in Paradise, the super-cute duo said “I do” in front of family, friends, many franchise alums and ABC’s cameras in a ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 24. And on Aug. 17, Jade and Tanner welcomed their first child, a girl named Emerson Avery, with the couple exclusively telling E! News, “She’s here, our little sweetheart! Tanner and I are very proud to announce the arrival of our baby girl this Thursday morning. There’s truly no words to describe the feeling holding you in our arms for the first time and looking into your eyes. We love you, precious girl.”

The couple is currently expecting a baby boy!

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Josh Murray & Amanda Stanton

Status: Split

After ending Bachelor in Paradise‘s third season engaged, despite some controversy surrounding his previous relationship with Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, Josh moved in with Amanda and her two young daughters. However, after a few months, a source told E! News the “volatile” couple split because of “his temper.”

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JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers

Status: Still together!

While the season ended with the Bachelorette happily accepting the former NFL star (and estranged younger brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers) proposal, the two admitted it was tough for them during the months following, as negative tabloid rumors and attention surrounded their relationship while the show aired. Despite the challenge, Jordan revealed he’s moving to Dallas and the couple said they are more in love than ever.

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Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell

Status: Split!

After documenting their engagement (and ultimately postponing the wedding) on Freeform’s Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, the couple announced in May 2017 that they’d called the whole thing off. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” they told People in a joint statement. “We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.” As for why, “They just wanted different things. They had been struggling for a while…It was a mutual break up for the most part,” a source close to Bushnell told E! News. “I think Ben would have kept wanting to make it work, though. It’s really sad. They’re both such great people, honestly.”

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Becca Tilley & Robert Graham

Status: Split!

After both failed to find love during their multiple seasons of experiences (Becca appeared on Chris Soules and Ben Higgins‘ seasons of The Bachelor, while Robert competed on Desiree Hartsock‘s season of The Bachelorette and season one of Bachelor in Paradise), the Bachelor Nation alums began dating in 2016. E! News confirmed in May 2017 they had called it quits.

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Grant Kemp & Lace Morris

Status: Splitsville.

After a tumultuous romance on Bachelor in Paradise season three, Grant and Lace ended the season engaged and moved in together. But after three months, the duo called it quits. So…about those “Grace” (their couple name) tattoos? 

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Marcus Grodd & Lacy Faddoul

Status: Split!

While the duo swapped vows in Bachelor in Paradise‘s season two premiere, after ending  the first season of the spinoff engaged, a source confirmed to us that Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul have called it quits less than one year after saying “I do.” Plus, Grodd revealed that they were never actually officially married, as their Mexico wedding wasn’t legal. 

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Sean Lowe & Catherine (Giudici) Lowe

Status: They did it!

And then they did a different kind of it and made a baby! After tying the knot on Jan. 26, 2014 in front of more than 6 million viewers on live TV, the fan-favorite season 17 Bachelor lovebirds are now the proud parents of a son, Samuel, who was born in July 2016. And in November 2017, the beloved pair announced they were expecting baby No. 2!

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Britt Nilsson & Brady Toops

Status: Split. Well, that was fast! After the musician decided to leave the show for Britt after Kaitlyn Bristowe was chosen to be the next Bachelorette, Brady and Britt dated for less than six months before calling it quits. Long-distance may have been to blame, as Brady headed back to Nashville in a recent update shown on the show, with Britt saying in Los Angeles, calling the move “a real test.” That it was!

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Chris Soules & Whitney Bischoff

Status: Split.

Chris Soules and his fiancee Whitney Bischoff split a mere two months after the season 19 Bachelor proposed during the finale. “Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement,” the couple said in a statement. “They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.” 

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Andi Dorfman& Josh Murray

Status: Split

The Atlanta-based duo called off their engagement in January, less than six months after their season ended, with Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray releasing a joint statement. “After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it’s best for both of us to go our separate ways,” the couple said. “We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what’s best for both of us individually. We will continue to be good friends and have nothing but great things to say about each other and wish each other the best.”

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Cody Sattler & Michelle Money

Status: Dunzo. 

Bachelor and Bachelor Pad alum Michelle Money unexpectedly fell for Cody Sattler, one of Andi Dorfman‘s castoffs, when they met on the franchise’s latest spinoff Bachelor in Paradise, the duo announced their split in a joint statement six months after season one aired. 

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Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell

Status: It looks as though even Couples Therapy couldn’t prevent these two from heading to splitsville, as Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell confirmed their split in November 2014. “There was a while where I did feel like he was totally in love with me. Was it too late? Probably,” Nikki later told Chris Harrison of their break-up.

Nikki is now married to Tyler VanLoo, while Juan Pablo recently wed Osmariel Villalobos.

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Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried

Status: Despite all the naysayers, Desiree and Chris are still together! Season nine of The Bachelorette ended with Desiree getting her heart broken by the guy she loved (Brooks), switching gears to Chris, with the two getting married in January 2015, and welcoming their first child in October 2016.

 

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Emily Maynard & Jef Holm

Status: The Bachelorette couple ended their engagement in Oct. 2012, calling their breakup “a very difficult and heartbreaking decision.” It was the second engagement that didn’t work out for Emily. But…the third time may be the charm! Emily married Tyler Johnson in 2014, and is now expecting baby no. 3.

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Andrew Firestone & Jen Scheff

Status: Firestone put a ring on Scheff, but they ended things after seven months, which is a long time in Bachelortown. Andrew married Ivana Bozilovic in 2008, and they welcomed a son in January 2014. Jen married Joe Waterman in 2009 and they have two children.

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Alex Michel & Amanda Marsh

Status: The very first season of The Bachelor did not end in an engagement, but instead they decided to take a chance on the relationship without a ring. They broke up several months later. 

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Aaron Buerge & Helene Eksterowicz

Status: Buerge proposed to Eksterowicz at the end of season two, but they broke up five weeks after the finale aired.

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Bob Guiney & Estella Gardinier

Status: Guiney offered Gardinier a promise ring in lieu of an engagement ring, but that promise only lasted for a month after the finale aired.

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Jesse Palmer & Jessica Bowlin

Status: Palmer did not propose to Bowlin, and the two decided to just date instead. They were done a mere month after the finale.

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Byron Velvick & Mary Delgado

Status: These two were off and on for over five years until finally ending it in December 2009.

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Charlie O’Connell & Sarah Brice

Status: O’Connell picked Brice in season seven, but did not propose in the finale. They broke up after a couple years together, but then got back together in 2008. The couple called it quits officially in 2012.

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Travis Stork & Sarah Stone

Status: These two didn’t even make it to the airing of the season-eight finale. They broke up soon after the show finished taping. 

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Lorenzo Borghese & Jennifer Wilson

Status: No finale ring from this Bachelor to his lady, either. Instead they entered into a relationship which ended two months after the airing of the finale. 

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Andy Baldwin & Tessa Horst

Status: Baldwin proposed to Horst in the season 10 finale, but they called off the engagement three months after the finale, insisting they were still together. One more after that announcement, the two broke up for good. 

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Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas

Status: Grant and Lamas got engaged at the end of his season, but they only lasted two months after the airing of the finale. 

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Jason Mesnick & Melissa Rycroft

Status: Mesnick proposed to Rycroft in the finale, but called it off during the After the Final Rose special, claiming he fell back in love with…

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Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney Mesnick

Status: Married! T

hough their relationship got off to a controversial start, with Jason initially sending Molly home and proposing to Melissa Rycroft at the end of his finale, he infamously coined the term “pulling a Mesnick” when he broke up with Melissa and asked Molly for a second chance during the After the Final Rose special.They started dating and got married in February 2012, and welcomed a baby girl in March 2013, Riley. The couple celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary in February 2018.

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Jake Pavelka & Vienna Girardi

Status: Pavelka proposed to season 14’s bad girl, but they called it quits three months later—after they broadcasted their bitterness, of course.

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Brad Womack & Emily Maynard

Status: Another finale proposal, followed by another breakup three months after the finale. 

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Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson

Status: Flajnik got down on bended knee for Robertson in the finale, and they stayed together even though rumors constantly flew that there was trouble brewing between them. Turns out the rumors were true, and the duo broke up in October 2012.

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You can check out a new season of The Bachelorette when it premieres May 13 on ABC!

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Lauren Harries goes bottomless in raunchy X-rated display: ‘Put some knickers on’

The reality babe has ditched all dignity after posing for her latest photo, and her 9,000 Instagram followers were less than impressed.

After finding fame once again on Celebrity Big Brother, Lauren hasn’t stopped trying to cling onto the limelight.

The blonde bombshell has shocked her fans with her latest photo, as the saucy snap quickly took an X-rated route.

With her legs spread open, Lauren put on a very intimate display as she wore nothing but a top with the word sex written across it.

In the seemingly suggestive snap, she opened her legs while covering her privates with a box of roses and a bottle of Bacardi.

The babe ditched her bra as she posed in the t-shirt, allowing her nipples to poke through the thin material.

Finishing the look with a vibrant blonde wig and a prominent makeup look, she definitely made an impression on her fans.

Her contoured cheeks and bright eye look commanded attention – however nothing took away from her bottomless display.

Captioning the snap, she wrote: “Haters make me famous,” and the controversial snap definitely made her memorable at least.

As her followers saw the snap, one user wrote: “Put some knickers on!”

While another added: “What the f**k is that?”

However, one impressed fan chirped: “I wish my girl waited for me like this after a long day at work.”

Her X-rated snap comes days after the babe appeared to be getting up to something naughty in an Instagram live.

She didn’t realise she was videoing, before looking at her phone and pausing the video to say: “Oh my God, oh my God.”

Although she didn’t confirm what she was up to – fans were convinced it was something she definitely didn’t want recorded.

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Lifetime Sets Spring Premiere Dates For 3 Movies Including ‘Harry & Meghan’ Sequel

Lifetime has set premiere dates for three upcoming movies: Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal will debut Memorial Day, May 27 at 8 PM; Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta will premiere  at 8 PM Saturday, June 1; and Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine is set for at 8 PM. Saturday, June 8.

Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, the sequel to the 2018 movie, continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry (Charlie Field) and American actress Meghan Markle (Tiffany Smith). Jordan Whalen, Maggie Sullivun, Timothy Temple, Charles Shaughnessy, Deborah Ramsay, Natalie Moon, James Dreyfus and Bonnie Soper also star. Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss. Menhaj Huda directs from a script by Scarlett Lacey.

Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, featuring an all-African-American cast, is Lifetime’s modern take on the Jane Austen classic. It follows Reverend Bennet (Reginald VelJohnson), a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry), who is the author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband. Tiffany Hines, Raney Branch, Brittney Level, Reginae Carter, Alexia Bailey and Juan Antonio also star.

Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films. Leslie Greif, Naomi Despres and Tracy McMillan executive produce. Eric Tomosunas and Alex Kerr produce, while Rhonda Baraka directs from a script written by Tracy McMillan.

Based on a novel by the best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine tells the story of the Angelini Shoe Company, one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village, which has been making exquisite wedding shoes since 1903 but now teeters on the brink of financial collapse. Kelen Coleman and Jacqueline Bissett star, along with Liam McIntyre and Paolo Bernardini.

The Sanitsky Company and Sony Pictures Télévision produce. Larry Sanitsky serves as executive producer. Menhaj Huda directs from a teleplay written by Adriana Trigiani.

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Olivia Attwood takes swipe at Chris and Jesy’s romance: ‘He loves being famous’

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes melted the hearts of the public when they first got together on Love Island back in 2017. 

The pair, who came second in the reality TV show, spilt seven months after leaving the villa. 

Chris famously revealed that he thought Olivia was “the one”, however after the break up, Olivia felt she was “lied to and used for fame.”

Both have moved on with new partners, with Olivia in a relationship with Blackburn Rovers footballer Bradley Dack.

Chris and Little Mix member Jesy Nelson made their relationship public last month, but the blonde beauty has revealed there could be an ulterior motive behind the new romance. 

When asked about the pair’s new blossoming relationship, Olivia told OK! Magazine about Chris’ fame-hungry ways. 

She said: “I wouldn’t say I was surprised. Chris loves being famous so in that respect I’d say they’re well suited.

“I never give Chris a second thought.” 

Olivia continued: “If we were in a room together now I wouldn’t have anything to say to him.”

Chris confirmed the relationship with the Little Mix star on the KISS FM Breakfast show. 

He confessed: “I’m so happy, she’s the nicest girl I’ve ever met…we just get on like best mates, and that’s the beauty about it.”

And it seems their relationship is going from strength to strength.

The singer uploaded an Instagram story last night of the pair driving in a car together.

She said: “Don’t go shy now! Come on, you put this song on now you’ve got to sing to it.”

An embarrassed Chris responded: “Don’t, you’re making me nervous.” 

While Jesy stroked her new beau’s face, the Love Island star surprised viewers by fully licking her hand. 

Now where did we put that sick bag…

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Today's free horse racing tips: Hereford, Hexham and Wolverhampton – Steve Mullen's betting preview for Tuesday, March 26

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LAMH AR LAMH impressed when scoring with plenty in hand at Taunton last time and goes off the same mark here because that race was for conditional riders.

He stays further than this but there should be plenty of pace on to bring his stamina into play.

Kristjano dug deep to win over 2m at Wincanton last time and is effectively off the same mark thanks to his rider’s claim.

He should run well again while Bazarov has been finishing second a lot lately and can hit the frame again.

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ZANZI WIN was a decent performer on the Flat and is gradually getting the hang of things over hurdles.


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He was second at Fakenham last time and was in front for most of the race. He wouldn’t have to step forward much more from that.

Tiffin Top showed some promise when third at Kempton last time and this looks a slightly easier contest for his third run over timber.

By Order Of comes from a nice family and is worth a market check on this racecourse debut.

3.00

STATION MASTER did well to win on his comeback at Huntingdon last time and had some decent form before Christmas including when finishing second at Cheltenham.

He has no issues seeing out this distance and is better value at the likely prices than Steely Addition.

He won in the mud at Chepstow in December but couldn’t follow up at the same track last time which has to be a concern. The others have a mountain to climb.

3.30

TIGERALLEY is quickly switching to chasing after finishing second over hurdles at Bangor last time after earlier winning at Uttoxeter.

He took a novicey fall on his sole chase run at Wincanton and is interesting back at this level.

Lerichi Belle is coming back from a breathing operation and has moved yards since a modest effort at Chepstow in November. A market move in this weak race would be interesting.

Overawed didn’t fire at Southwell last time but earlier went down in a tight finish at Chepstow and could bounce back.

4.00

RUBY YEATS could be the answer to this tight race. She has gone close twice at Plumpton in the past few weeks and the handicapper hasn’t over-reacted, leaving her mark alone from last time out.

Tick Tock Boom showed good signs when third at Warwick last time and the first-time cheekpieces could help to bring about some improvement.

Wayne Hutchinson takes over on Little Millie who has been running well without getting her head in front. She shapes as though this trip will suit.

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4.30

TALKTOMENOW hasn’t built on an excellent hurdling debut at Plumpton in November when he finished second against useful rivals.

Richard Johnson is on board for the first time here and the first-time cheekpieces could perk him up.

Imperial Elysian showed some promise when fifth here last time and should do better for this longer distance.


HEXHAM

2.10 Largy Prospect

2.40 Saint Ferule

3.10 Graystown

3.40 Glinger Flame

4.10 Dan’s Wee Man

4.40 Jembug Drummer

WOLVERHAMPTON

5.00 Top Rock Talula

5.30 Amazing Grazing

6.00 Zorawar

6.30 Dark Miracle

7.00 Assimiliation

7.30 Soul Searching

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Are Netflix Cancellations Extra Painful for Fans, Due to Hidden 'Ratings'?

It’s bad enough to lose a quality sitcom such as One Day at a Time. But to never be given a chance to see the cancellation coming? That’s no laughing matter.

After all, when Timeless was cancelled (the first time!), fans were sad, yet some understood. Though the time travel series at the time ranked seventh out of NBC’s 14 dramas, its demo number had quite steadily eroded since its launch, slipping from a 1.8 (!) to barely half of that.

“We knew this was coming,” one TVLine reader commented back then.

When you are able to follow the ratings for a TV series, either actively or passively, you develop a sense of its trajectory, and as such can brace yourself for the possibility of (gulp) no more. Trial & Error‘s cancellation after two seasons was “a no-brainer,” one TVLine commenter noted when NBC ruled against renewal. “If a show does not do well in the ratings, why keep it around?” Similarly, the low-rated Great News getting bad news was “to be expected,” said a reader. “A renewal would have been a very big surprise.”

Not everyone likes a pragmatist, but they exist among even the most passionate consumers of TV.  “Based on ratings, [Code Black] is not what the public likes, and that is why it has been cancelled,” explained a commenter after CBS pulled the plug on its medical drama. Or as one reader framed Colony‘s termination at USA Network, “Anyone who likes the show will think it’s a bad call, but that doesn’t matter. It’s the ratings that do.”

But what happens when you have no sense of a show’s performance in those critical viewership metrics? How does one then prepare for the worst?

Are you even able to?

After years of being seen as a haven for seemingly Teflon TV — and sometimes a savior for gone-to-soon broadcast and cable fare — Netflix is now behaving like its brethren, being a bit more swift with the scythe than during its formative years. Over the course of transitioning from that DVD mailer service to a premiere distributor of digital content, Netflix spent-spent-spent money to sire or acquire fresh programming. But once that library of content was built and bills came due, the streaming giant had to start making tough calls about what to keep… and what to cut.

Fans of Sense8 were among the first to have the proverbial rug pulled out from under them by Netflix, and the result was a significant outcry that prompted the streamer to greenlight a wrap-up movie. Other viewerships have not been nearly as lucky. From October 2018 through this February, all five of Netflix’s Marvel series — starting with Iron Fist and ending with the one-two gut-punch of Jessica Jones and The Punisher — were told to power down, quite possibly influenced by the fact that Disney has its own streaming service in the works.

Most recently, fans of the acclaimed One Day at a Time learned that there would be no Season 4. As Netflix explained, “simply not enough people watched.”

In the case of ODAAT, fans who loiter out there in social media at least got a hint that, as the theme song goes, “this is it.”

But not all showrunners are as proactive in getting the not-so-good word out, and some may not even be entirely privy to the mysterious numbers that Netflix series live and die by. Quite famously, Netflix regularly divulges zero viewing figures — eliciting much side-eye and sometimes outright shade from its rivals. But even more ripe for scrutiny, the streaming giant will lob into the wind random bits of data, accompanied by minimal context, in a bid to toot its horn unchecked. Yet while you may once in a blue moon hear about what Netflix wants you to regard as a big ol’ hit, you will never be tipped off to the fact that your fave binge is about to go belly-up.

As a result, the reactions to Netflix cancellations are and have every right to be especially vocal, because you just. don’t. know. It’s near impossible to see it coming. TVLine can easily inform you of premiere dates, preview new seasons, post-mortem big episodes and feature Netflix series in our Performer of the Week, TV Questions and Quotes of the Week columns, but nowhere on these pages are you able to get regular updates on viewership and whether any show might be in trouble.

The fact that something as well-crafted, well-reviewed and necessary as One Day at a Time has (perhaps) seen its final days is disappointing in and of itself. But to have that sad news suddenly sprung on its passionate fans (Lin-Manual Miranda included!), and then waved off with a belated and half-hearted “simply not enough people watched,” is arguably what hurts just as much.

Because you just didn’t know.

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'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Sequel Trades in First Film's Female Director for New Male Director

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before became one of Netflix’s biggest hits last year, shepherded by director Susan Johnson, who leant a playfulness and a surprising visual panache to the teen romantic comedy based on the novels by Jenny Han. But for the highly anticipated sequel, which will adapt Han’s follow-up novel P.S. I Still Love You, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel director will now be cinematographer Michael Fimognari.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Michael Fimognari, who was the director of photography on the first To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, will take over directing duties from Johnson, who now acts as executive producer. The reason, Johnson said in a statement, was due to prior commitments:

“Directing To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film. Due to the timing of my other projects I won’t be directing the sequel, but as an executive producer, I am looking forward to continuing to share Lara Jean’s story and being part of this franchise.”

Han added, “I’m so thrilled and thankful we get to keep telling Lara Jean’s story. I just know that the audience will fall in love with her all over again.”

However, the cast will stay the same, with stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo confirmed to reprise their roles as the adorable accidentally-in-love couple Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, along with Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, and John CorbettTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before screenwriter Sofia Alvarez will also return to pen the sequel.

While hiring Fimognari, who makes his directorial debut with this film, keeps the sequel in the family, this move is unfortunately part of an industry-wide practice of female directors getting the shaft after kickstarting a hit franchise geared towards women. It happened with the Twilight franchise, which got off to a $393 million start under Catherine Hardwicke, who subsequently got replaced by directors like Chris Weitz and Bill Condon for the following films. It happened again for the Fifty Shades series, in which Sam Taylor-Johnson helmed Fifty Shades of Grey to the tune of $571 million worldwide only to be replaced by James Foley for the next two films. While Johnson seems to be stepping down from the director’s chair due to scheduling issues, it does get this highly anticipated sequel to a beloved teen romance film off to a shaky start.

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Blizzard Unveils New ‘Hearthstone’ Rise of Shadows Expansion Cards

Blizzard unveiled 12 new cards in the upcoming “Hearthstone” expansion “Rise of Shadows” during a livestream on Monday.

The newly revealed cards include two Legendary villains, Blastmaster Boom and Heistbaron Togwaggle, and one Legendary Defender of Dalaran, Khadgar.

Blastmaster Boom is a Warrior Legendary minion and explosive mad scientist who summons two Boom Bots for each bomb in your opponent’s deck. Heistbaron Togwaggle is the Rogue Legendary minion and king of Kobolds capable of discovering treasure if you control a Lackey. The Khadgar is the Mage Legendary minion and defender of Dalaran, a two-cost minion that causes cards that summon minions to summon twice the amount.

Starting April 5, players can log in to”Hearthstone” to claim a free Legendary card and begin using it immediately in Play Mode and at Pre-Release events. At launch, a quest chain will become available rewarding multiple card packs for the Rise of Shadows and Year of the Raven expansions. During the first week of the expansion’s release, the Shadow Bundle will be available, containing nine “Rise of Shadow”s card packs and an Arena ticket for $9.99.

The “Rise of Shadows” card packs are available for pre-purchase in two bundles. The first is a 50-pack bundle featuring the Jewel of Lazul card back and a Legendary card. The second is an 80-card pack includes the Madame Lazul Priest Hero, the Jewel of Lazul card back, and a Golden Legendary card available on all platforms for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively

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