July 11, 2020

There is no doubt the pandemic has been brutal for everyone. With spikes of the virus sharply increasing in the states and countries shutting down their borders to protect their citizens, it doesn’t seem like there will be any return to normalcy any time soon. But with the cases rising in the United States and the focus on hospitalizations and deaths, it’s easy to forget the little, more nuanced effects of the pandemic.

In a recent New York Times article reporter Megan Specia details the amount of separation that has occurred as a result of...

July 6, 2020

image taken from Danielle Shoffman on Facebook 

I never played wedding with my Barbies when I was a kid (my Barbie was a spy torturing GI Joe), but if I did the possibility of two decked out brides would have entertained me for hours.

Well, during this time of endless lockdown, two little girls arranged an elaborate wedding for the Barbie dolls, and their special media savvy Mom, Danielle Shoffman, did a photoshoot which she shared with the world.

The girls created an entire wedding story with hair and make up prep shots, dress fittings and ev...

July 3, 2020

As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to keep our lives on hold, thousands of couples around the globe have been forced to cancel or postpone the day that they have looked forward to their whole lives, their wedding. The wedding industry is a $78 billion business that has been heavily impacted and hurt by the pandemic, which won’t recover until a vaccine is finally found. 

According to a study by The Knot, 96% of couples postponed their weddings, with 65% for later in 2020 and the rest undecided or scheduled for 2021. However the virus is no...

June 30, 2020

photo by Joseph Lin Photography 

So, one of the things I do when I’m getting blue and frustrated due to the inertia that lockdown has placed upon us is find articles about interesting weddings, especially those that are taking place in this time of Coronavirus.

I thought I had hit a gold mine when I found the headline “The Indian Wedding that Stopped Traffic on Fifth Avenue” with the pull quote, “Hordes and hordes of tourists were elbowing our family out of the way to film Tyler on the horse.” As soon as I got to the article, and saw the 16 p...

June 26, 2020

A married South Jersey couple with two children bilked more than two dozen victims out of close to six million dollars in an international romance scam that used fake profiles on dating sites, federal prosecutors announced.

Martins Friday Inalegwu, 31, and Steincy Mathieu, 24, both of Maple Shade, New Jersey, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The couple and their co-conspirators, including several people who live in Nigeria, operated from October 2016 through last month, prosecutors said.

The Feds identified more tha...

June 23, 2020

Jen Lewandowski with Tom Gidley. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

I am sure all of us have daydreamed about the “what if” we agreed to go into lockdown with the last person we went out on a date with, or that new person we are chatting and Zooming with now that we’ve been in quarantine for what is nearing four months.

The Guardian interviewed a number of couples who did just that.  A few didn’t work out, but there’s a charming tale of a middle aged couple that decided to shack up after a handful of dates (so it was kind of an endless da...

June 20, 2020

Image taken from Machine Gun Kelly's Instagram

It was only a few days ago that we learned that Megan Fox, 34, and Brian Austin Green, 46, had separated after 10 years of marriage and three kids.  This week, we learned on Instagram, that Megan Fox and rapper Machine Gun Kelly are now officially a couple.

The pair were seen stepping out together holding hands and kissing in Los Angels on Monday, and the next day the 30-year-old rapper posted a video on his Instagram Story of the two of them sharing a romantic sushi picnic dinner. In the video,...

June 19, 2020

Photo's from Linda McQueen Bazaar magazine 

No one can deny that we are living through turbulent times, so it is amazing and confounding to read about a couple who decided held their wedding in the midst of the current protests against the nation’s police brutality. They inspire me.

Dr. Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon had to postpone their May 26, 2020 New Jersey wedding due to COVID-19.  When they learned that The Logan Hotel in Philadelphia would loan their lawn to couples whose weddings had been postponed as well as frontline workers looking...

June 15, 2020

Image taken from Kelly Clarkson's Instagram

Trend watchers predicted that lockdown would bring forth a crop of divorces so no one was really surprised when Mary Kate Olsen burst out of her New York City isolation with a divorce from her French husband Oliver Sarkozy.  But I don’t think anyone expected America’s sweetheart Kelly Clarkson to file for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two children, and for whom she has written quite moving love sings.  But we all know social isolation, and way too many days inside with the kids...

June 10, 2020

Photo: EPA-EFE

So now that much of America is re-opening, a lot of people are going to be meeting their quarantine dates in the real flesh.  But how do you go about physical intimacy after 100 days of solitude?

Medical experts insist that we continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash our hands (for at least 20 seconds) once we start going back to work, but what should we do when it comes to sex in the age of Covid-19?

In a CNN article, three Harvard physicians examined the likelihood of coronavirus infection in a number of sexua...

May 30, 2020

Source: Guy and Saint Thomas' 

A British doctor and nurse who had canceled their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic found a way to reschedule their wedding at the hospital where they work.

Jann Tipping, an ER nurse, and Annalan Navaratnam, an acute medical doctor, had planned to get married in August, but had canceled because they feared their family members wouldn’t be able to travel at that time. But the couple were able to have family members from Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka attend because they live-streamed their hospital we...

Image taken from the poem section of the website A Love in Verse 

They say if you’re ever loved by a writer you’ll never die. That was certainly true for Peter Gordon’s wife, Alison, when Peter decided to write his wife a poem every day for 25 years. It had started as a joke 30 years ago when Peter wrote a poem and hid it under Alison’s pillow where she found the poem and liked it. Every day since he has written her a poem, even after her death four years ago.

“She was quite amused by it,” Peter told The Guardian, “both charmed and flattered,...

May 25, 2020

Photo credit to Annabel of Belathee

When Elaine Welteroth, a former Teen Vogue editor and Project Runway judge, and her musician fiancé Jonathan Singletary realized that the carefully planned destination wedding they had dreamed about in the Dominican Republic was not going to take place this spring, the couple decided to keep the date and improvise.

The date 5/10/20 was important to the couple, who has met when they were 12 in church in Northern California and reunited as adults by their church-going mothers. “There was so much symbolism in...

May 22, 2020

In a surprise move, yesterday the Romance Writers of America Board of Directors announced the introduction of a brand-new award, The Vivian, “named after RWA founder Vivian Stephens, whose trailblazing efforts created a more inclusive publishing landscape and helped bring romance novels to the masses.”

Equally surprising, RWA announced that they would be ending their annual RITA Awards, which had been perceived as the Oscars of romance writing, but had recently been tarnished by its non-inclusiveness over its 30 year history. The RITA awar...

May 6, 2020

Photo taken from Vulture magazine

Advant garde singer and performer Amanda Palmer announced on Twitter that her husband of nine years, fantasy author Neil Gaiman had left her and their four year-old son in New Zealand while he relocated to the UK. The biggest surprise was that she hadn’t told Gaiman that she would be making the announcement and he, like the rest of us, learned that she had gone public with their break up on Twitter.  She also gave further details of their split on her Patreon account.

Gaiman and Palmer had left the US after D...

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