Jaime King's husband Kyle Newman 'requesting custody of their sons'

Jamie King’s estranged husband Kyle Newman is requesting sole custody of their sons as he claims actress is battling an ‘opioid addiction’

  • Jamie King has hit back at estranged husband Kyle Newman who is claiming the actress is battling an ‘out of control’ opiod and alcohol addiction 
  • King filed for divorce and requested a temporary restraining order against Newman Monday 
  • Her rep called the claims ‘another vicious, failed attempt of Kyle to continue his abuse of Jaime and manipulate the court system.’ 
  • Actress is hoping to avoid any more legal proceedings so as to keep their children out of the spotlight 
  • Her temporary restraining order was granted by her motion related to child custody was denied ‘without prejudice’
  • Kyle issued a statement saying her was ‘deeply saddened by Jaime’s attempt to obtain court orders based solely on false claims’ on Tuesday 
  • The couple married in 2007 after meeting on his film Fanboys, which he directed
  • They share sons James, six, and Leo, four, together 

Jaime King’s estranged husband Kyle Newman is asking a judge for sole physical custody of their two sons amid their increasingly ugly divorce. 

The director claims the Ocean’s 8 actress is battling an opiod and alcohol addiction which is ‘out of control’, TMZ reported Friday. 

An emergency hearing was requested by Newman on Friday where he asked the judged to grant him custody of their sons James, six and Leo, four.    

Divorce: Jaime King’s estranged husband Kyle Newman has asked for sole custody of their two sons and is claiming the actress has addiction issues, TMZ reports

 However, a rep for the actress hit back, telling PEOPLE: ‘This is another vicious, failed attempt of Kyle to continue his abuse of Jaime and manipulate the court system.’

‘Today Kyle was denied all requests for emergency orders and the judge granted Jaime shared legal custody of their two children,’ adding: ‘The temporary domestic violence restraining order remains in place to protect Jaime.’ 

An emergency hearing was requested by Newman on Friday where he asked the judge to grant him custody of their sons; James, six and Leo, four.

The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce on Monday and requested a temporary restraining order against Newman, 44, after 12 years of marriage.

In court documents obtained by TMZ Newman claims King ‘spent the last decade high’ and will not get help for her opioid addictions. 

The documents detail the events of January 12 when he claims he and 14 of Jaime’s friends staged an intervention, asking her to get help for her issues. 

Newman claims he gave her an ultimatum, get treatment ‘or the kids and I need to leave for their own safety.’

According to Newman, the actress entered a facility in Utah but didn’t stay long because she tried to check-in while carrying some Adderall and Clonazepam pills.

Furthermore, Newman says King has only seen the boys for three days over the last two months. He has been quarantining in Pennsylvania with their sons while King has stayed back in Los Angeles. 

He says he was blindsided by the divorce filing and says that earlier this month they were talking through plans to divorce when he says King started accusing him of ‘stealing’ their kids, despite her ‘insisting’ he take the kids to Pennsylvania.

Newman claims that King became angry and ‘threatened to ruin him’.  

An emergency hearing was requested by Newman on Friday where he asked the judge to grant him custody of their sons; James, six and Leo, four. The couple are seen here in 2015

In court documents obtained by TMZ Newman claims King ‘spent the last decade high’ and will not get help for her opioid addictions

On Friday, Newman asked the judge for sole physical custody, shared legal custody and according to TMZ also requested his estranged wife move out of their LA home so he can live their with the children.

The judge rejected Newman’s emergency request for custody and reportedly instructed the duo to work it out at a later court date. 

The Barely Lethal director has also reportedly submitted declarations from two nannies and one of Jaime’s former assistants that corroborate Newman’s claims, they say the actress has an opioid addiction and has put their children in danger by – ‘among other things’ – driving with them while under the influence.

King battled a heroin addiction when she was a teenager and previously admitted she got into drugs when she started modeling at 14.

She was shocked into getting treatment in 1997 after her Italian photographer boyfriend Davide Sorrenti – famous for glamorizing heroin chic in the 1990s – died of a kidney ailment reportedly caused by excessive heroin use.

Help: Newman says he and 14 of Jaime’s friends staged an intervention in January and gave her an ultimatum to get treatment ‘or the kids and I need to leave for their own safety’

Newman has been quarantining in Pennsylvania with their sons and claims King has only seen them for three days over the last two months

Dailymail.com has contacted King’s rep for comment.  

This comes after it was revealed the actress is hoping they can reach a ‘private resolution’ as they deal with their messy divorce.

The actress, 41, filed a divorce petition on Monday, also requesting a temporary domestic violence restraining order and making an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation at the same time.

However, the judge ruled that the boys can stay with Newman for now. 

King reportedly wants to avoid any more legal proceedings to make sure personal lives stay out of the spotlight, according to an insider who spoke to People.

Newman says he was blindsided by the divorce filing and restraining order Jaime filed on Monday.

Personal business: Earlier this week it was reported Jaime wants a ‘private resolution’ with Kyle, hoping to avoid any more legal action for the sake of their children

‘Jaime was granted her request for a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Kyle from being near her or contacting her and is hopeful for a private and peaceful resolution without further court proceedings, which would be best for their children,’ the source explained.

‘Jaime strongly believes that their children’s lives should not be discussed in the press.’

The star was granted the temporary restraining order until a hearing June 8th, but her filing for an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation was ‘denied without prejudice,’ according to People. 

Newman said he was ‘pleased’ with the outcome in a statement issued via his representatives Tuesday.

The director’s spokesperson told TMZ: ‘Kyle was deeply saddened by Jaime’s attempt to obtain court orders based solely on false claims without providing him any opportunity to respond. 

‘As a result, he was extremely pleased that the judge nevertheless permitted their children to remain in his care.’ 

At odds: The actress, 41, filed a divorce petition two days ago, also requesting a temporary domestic violence restraining order and making an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation at the same time. The judge denied the request for custody

The way they were: Newman has made a statement after she filed for divorce and obtained a temporary restraining order against him, saying he was ‘deeply saddened’ by what has transpired. The pair are pictured in 2018 above

A King insider corrected his characterization, telling People he ‘was not granted any type of custody of the children by the court’ and ‘the judge simply took “no action” in regards to custody until such time as a hearing with notice to Kyle takes place.’ 

Newman’s statement went on to say: ‘As Kyle continues to solo parent, as he has done throughout this pandemic, he remains entirely focused on putting the children’s stability and welfare first. 

‘Kyle wants nothing but the best for his whole family and hopes that Jaime can find the peace and help she needs.’ 

King, 41, is reportedly ‘distraught’ over the entire situation. 

Upset: King, 41, is reportedly ‘distraught’ over the entire situation. She’s seen in December 2019 above

News of King’s filing came hours early on Monday,  according to TMZ.

King has been married to Newman, 44, since 2007 after meeting on his film Fanboys, and together they share sons James, six, and Leo, four.  

The couple’s marriage had come under scrutiny lately after Jaime was seen out without her wedding band.    

The duo were reportedly quarantining apart in recent days, with Jaime in California and Kyle in Pennsylvania with their children, according to Life & Style.  

Split: The couple has been married for 12 years before the split

Jaime and Kyle are ‘taking some time apart to focus on themselves,’ a source told the site. 

‘He’s [Kyle] been staying with his family for months and is leaning on them for support,’ the source added. 

The couple had an instant connection that blew Jaime away.  

‘I don’t know why, but some part of me was instantly connected to him, and I loved him so much,’ Jaime told InStyle Weddings. ‘It was intense. I never thought that would happen to me.’ 

As they were: Jaime has been married to Kyle since 2007 after meeting on his film Fanboys, and together they share sons James, six, and Leo, four (pictured 2019)

Family life: The couple with their two sons at the farmers’ market in West Hollywood in 2019

They moved in together three months after first meeting, and married in November 2007 at the place they had their first date, the Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles. 

The couple endured several trials over the course of their nearly 13 year long marriage.

Jaime was in Beverly Hills in 2018 when a man jumped onto her car with her son James inside, wrecking the windshield and leaving the pair shaken. 

‘I’ve had five miscarriages’: Jaime has also been open about her struggles to have a family (pictured 2018)

The man, Paul Francis Floyd, was jailed for one year as a result of the attack, and was again sentenced to over four years in prison in 2019 after allegedly sending Jaime threats and explicit images following his initial release.  

Jaime has also been open about her own fertility struggles.   

The actress revealed she had suffered five miscarriages and was even diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis before finally having her first child.

‘I’ve had five miscarriages, gone through five rounds of IVF and 26 rounds of IUI,’ she told People in 2015. ‘I was in severe pain all the time, emotionally and physically.’

Jaime went through five years of fertility treatments but eventually wound up getting pregnant naturally. 

The couple welcomed their son Leo in 2015, but Jaime learned he had a heart defect when she was still pregnant. 

The child was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries when he was 20 weeks old, and subsequently underwent major heart surgery.    

No ring: King pictured without her wedding ring on in September 2019

Describing the ordeal, she told People, ‘I was wheel-chaired to him every three hours, so I could breastfeed him and take care of him before he went into this huge surgery. It was a terrifying experience.’

Adding: ‘But thank God for the medicine that we have now … I knew how traumatic the experience was, how much post-traumatic stress disorder I had afterwards, and the trauma that I was experiencing before it. It’s because I didn’t know anybody that had gone through it and I didn’t have people to talk to.

‘I have a voice and I want to use that voice on behalf of my son – and I know that my son would want that. I’ve gotten thousands of letters from people and now I have a real community of people to talk to.’ 

Missing accessory: King wasn’t wearing her ring in January 2020 

Health battle: The couple welcomed their son Leo in 2015, but the child suffered health problems early on and subsequently underwent heart surgery just a few months after he was born (pictured 2018)

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Husband cuts wife's nose off after she asks for divorce in Afghanistan

Husband cuts his wife’s nose off with a kitchen knife after she asked for a divorce in Afghanistan

  • The mother, 24, was trying to leave her abusive husband, officials said on Friday
  • He stopped the mother-of-one moving out of their home in Paktika, Afghanistan
  • The husband cut off her nose with a kitchen knife and was arrested this week  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

An Afghan man cut off his wife’s nose with a kitchen knife after she asked for a divorce, officials said on Friday, amid a surge in domestic violence triggered by the coronavirus lockdown.

The mother of a seven-year-old boy was trying to leave her abusive husband, who had prevented her from moving out of their house in the southwestern province of Paktika, said Khoshboo Maidanwal, head of the provincial women’s affairs department. 

The attack on the 24-year-old victim happened earlier this month and police arrested the husband this week. The woman was sent to her father’s home after treatment.  

An Afghan man cut off his 24-year-old wife’s nose with a kitchen knife after she asked for a divorce, officials said on Friday (file image)

‘Her husband hit her and chopped off her nose with a sharp kitchen knife,’ she said. ‘She wanted a divorce because he abused her and beat her frequently.’ 

Maidanwal said her office has registered 13 violent cases of domestic abuse in the past two months.

‘The lockdown due to the coronavirus has made domestic situation even worse for women,’ she said, adding that one reason behind the increase could be that more women are reporting abuse. 

Rights groups estimate that more than half Afghan women face domestic abuse at some point in their lives. 

Afghanistan has recorded a total of 6,053 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 153 fatalities.  

There has been a surge in domestic violence in the country triggered by the coronavirus lockdown. Pictured, men walk past a painted wall giving social distancing advice in Kabul

Last month the Afghan government extended lockdown measures until May 24 and on Friday it recorded its highest death toll, reaching 17 in the previous 24 hours.  

A February 29 deal between the United States and the Taliban called for a phased U.S. troop withdrawal and for the government and Taliban to release some prisoners by March 10, when peace talks were to start.

Intra-Afghan peace talks have yet to take place. Many women fear losing freedoms hard-earned since U.S.-backed Afghan forces overthrew the austere Islamist militants in 2001.

During their 1996-2001 rule, the Taliban banned women from education and work and only let them leave their homes in the company of a male relative. 

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Shawn Johnson and Husband Andrew East Get Creative in Celebrating Their Anniversary During Quarantine

Olympic gymnast and former Dancing With The Stars champ Shawn Johnson East recently welcomed her first child, daughter Drew Hazel, with husband Andrew East in October. With the family in lockdown amidst the coronavirus crisis, the couple had to think outside the box on how to commemorate their fourth wedding anniversary.

The gold medalist recently commented on time in quarantine with her husband and daughter, and shared details on how they were able to make their anniversary celebration special.

The ‘DWTS’ champ discusses relationship changes after baby

Always active on social media, Johnson and East are very open about changes and challenges in their lives, including how having a baby shifted the dynamics of their relationship.

“It’s not something people prepare you for,” Johnson told Prevention in February. “You’re used to you and your significant other being each other’s top priority the whole time. You never have to share your person with another person… trying to figure out that new dynamic of three, it takes an adjustment period.”

East acknowledged how the lack of sleep that accompanies the care of a newborn can affect quality time in the marriage.

“After the early mornings and late nights, the first couple of months are so hard, because by the time it’s just me and Shawn when we put Drew down at night, it’s like, ‘Don’t talk to me, I’m tired. I wanna lay in bed,’” East explained.

Despite the adjustments, the former professional football player praised his wife for how she’s rising to the challenges of motherhood. “I’ve been so impressed with Shawn,” he said. “It’s really amazing to see all of the sacrifices that moms make. There’s so many decisions that need to be made, and so many emotions that go into parenting.”

Shawn Johnson and Andrew East mark four years of marriage

Now in quarantine like the rest of the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the couple is getting plenty of time together and with their 6-month-old daughter. East shared that they are learning how to adjust now that “the pace is just slowed down.”

“It was tough for us for the first couple of weeks,” he said, according to Good Morning America. “But it’s been really fantastic to kind of just sit on the front porch and not have anything to talk about sometimes — as opposed to stressing out and like, ‘Oh, we got to make sure we got to do this,’ and tackling the to-do list.”

While lockdown prevented the couple from commemorating their fourth wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant or event, they were still able to get some family members to take over babysitting duties where they could enjoy a special evening. Johnson and East got a bit inventive in setting a romantic ambiance while keeping things low key.

“So my mom and dad are actually quarantined with us,” Johnson said. “So they watched our daughter inside the house and then we went and sat in our backyard in lawn chairs and we ate tacos and drank margaritas in onesies.”

Olympic gymnast’s concerns for her daughter

Though Johnson is focusing on the positives of being with her family, she is increasingly concerned about Drew’s welfare in the midst of the pandemic.

“There’s all these new worries and fears you have in general about taking care of your kid and making the right decisions and protecting them,” the DWTS star admitted. “For me, quarantine has been this massive anxiety and fear of how do I keep my baby, our baby, healthy? How do you go to the grocery store and not risk bringing it home?”

With her husband being a strong emotional support, Johnson realizes that many people are going through the same issues. “I think everyone within homes might have differing opinions,” she said. “Everyone’s trying to process how to go about all of it.”

Congratulations to the happy couple on four years of marriage!

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Gabrielle Anwar and Husband Shareef Malnik Give Meals to First Responders

Doing good! Actress Gabrielle Anwar and her restaurateur husband, Shareef Malnik, helped give back to first responders working on the frontlines amid the coronavirus pandemic in a major way.

Anwar, 50, and Malnik, 62, worked to provide gourmet meals to medical professionals in Miami on Wednesday, April 29. The three-course dinners were delivered to healthcare staffers working the night shifts at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

The donated meals included coconut milk lobster bisque, roasted beets and burrata with pistachios, braised beef short ribs with garden vegetables, vadouvan cauliflower steak with tabbouleh and golden raisins, among other tasty items. For dessert, they were offered a flourless chocolate decadence cake with salted butterscotch sauce.

In addition, emergency room staffers were given a bottle of La Adelita Tequila to enjoy after the workday is done.

Anwar shared a photo from her volunteer efforts to Instagram on April 29, writing, “Preparations for feeding gourmet meals to the night shift front-line heroes with @laadelitatequila @chris_radomski @chefchristopherlee @shareefmalnik @umiamihealth #mtsinaihospital @rom_images.”

The good deed was made possible with the support of La Adelita Tequila CEO Chris Radomski and Christopher Lee, the Michelin-starred chef who helped to prepare all the gourmet meals. Proper social distancing measures were taken to accomplish the task.

On Thursday, April 30, the New York-born chef, 44, opened up about his experience working to pull off the initiative to benefit those on the frontlines. “Yesterday a group of people came together and made hot Gourmet meals for the Emergency Workers at both Mt. Sinai & UM hospitals in Miami,” he wrote via Instagram, sharing several photos of volunteers preparing the meals.

“A special thanks to Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar & family, Chris Radomski owner of La Adelita Tequila (who sponsored the event), the Lee family – Melissa Cooper & Scarlett, chef Benjamin Meyer, chef Julia & Husband Manny, and Victor Montalvo for donating their time yesterday to give this special thanks to our local first responders,” Lee continued. “Truly a rememberable [sic] day.”

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My abusive husband kicked me out so I had to sleep on the street during lockdown

Less than a month ago, I could never have imagined myself sleeping under a bush during a global health emergency. 

It sounds conceited now, but homelessness was something that happened to other people – not me. However, after a drunken row with my emotionally abusive husband during the coronavirus lockdown, this impossible scenario became my reality. 

I first met Neil* at my university freshers’ fair. He was (and still is) the only boy I’d ever kissed. The first time we slept together, he told me sex would allow us to surrender to one another.

At 18, I thought this was passionate and romantic, but the memory now feels like an early example of the ways in which he would manipulate me for the next 17 years.

He proposed the night of my graduation and our married life soon settled into a volatile mix of control and mutual unhappiness, punctuated by the occasional session of missionary sex.

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Although I earn more than he does, he regularly checks my bank statements and mutters snide comments if I go to a business meeting with a male colleague. 

He even confiscated my wallet and house keys after I came home late one night a couple of years ago, which left me trapped inside all weekend.

At some point, I must have convinced myself a bad relationship is better than no relationship

I know I should be angry with Neil for the way my life has turned out, but all I feel is empty and exhausted. I keep trying to remember the exact moment I stopped loving him, but my affection dwindled so slowly it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific incident.

All my rage is instead directed towards myself for not having the courage to end a miserable marriage. Somehow, I must have convinced myself a bad relationship is better than no relationship. 

If I’m grateful to Neil for one thing, it’s his self-centered insistence we never had any children. 

However bad things were between us, I knew he’d never hit me. If Neil is one thing, he’s a coward and would never risk anything that could be proved in court.

Things came to a head a few days into lockdown. We’d cracked open a bottle of vodka and were soon rehashing the same argument we’ve been having for years: he insists I use money to emasculate him and I refuse apologise for my success.

Just after midnight, Neil picked up my handbag and threw it at me before marching me out the house into the pouring rain. I didn’t have a chance to find my phone charger or pick up an umbrella.

Although terrified by the prospect of having nowhere to go, I refused to give him the satisfaction of begging for permission to stay in the home I’d paid for. It was also the moment I finally admitted to myself that my marriage was beyond repair.

Under the coronavirus rules, all the usual avenues for finding a bed hit a stumbling block. I had my wallet, but couldn’t stay in a hotel because the government had ordered them all to close.

With my phone out of charge, I couldn’t call my family and, besides, they’d never liked Neil. Despite my circumstances, I still wasn’t ready to admit they were right.

I desperately needed the loo so squatted in the park undergrowth, which was the lowest moment of my life

I’d heard reports of empty hotels offering rooms to rough sleepers but, without internet access, couldn’t check if this scheme was up and running or if I’d even qualify.

I roamed the city centre terrified the police would stop me to ask if I had a reasonable excuse for being outside. Where would I begin?

As the rain got worse, I bedded down under a bush in the local park. By this point, I desperately needed the loo so squatted in the undergrowth. This was the lowest moment of my life.

Drifting in and out of sleep and cursing my awful marriage, I kept fixating on a previously forgotten encounter with a homeless girl outside Sainsbury’s about 10 years ago. She approached me to ask for money. I murmured that I didn’t have any cash. She followed me to the bus stop, screaming: ‘Don’t look at me like your s**t don’t stink.’ If only that girl could have seen me.

The next morning, I was startled awake at 5am by council workers in fluorescent jackets walking by the park entrance. After a night in the mud, I desperately wanted to get clean. My muscles ached but, emotionally, I felt numb. Perhaps I was too exhausted physically and mentally to allow myself to dwell on the night’s events.

I knew Neil would have sobered up by this point so I skulked home along streets deserted in lockdown. 

When I arrived, he’d hoovered the house and taken a piece of lamb out the freezer. He knew he’d gone too far. He didn’t ask where I’d spent the night and I didn’t volunteer any details. In fact, we made no reference at all to our argument and even had sex that night, perhaps to keep up the pretence nothing had happened between us. I looked at the clock the entire time and silently thanked God Neil rarely lasted more than three minutes.

Things have been tense between us since, but perhaps no more so than for thousands of other couples in self-isolation.

Whatever he says, I know Neil doesn’t love me and I suspect he’s having an affair. A few months ago, I’d woken up one night at three am to the sound of Neil giggling flirtatiously in the bathroom, clearly on his mobile. When I confronted him the next morning, he looked panicked then tried to convince me I must have been dreaming. I know I wasn’t.

He must miss his mistress (whoever she is) during lockdown, I suppose. Not that I care any more.

Like everyone else, I’ve been glued to the daily news briefings. When Home Secretary Priti Patel announced £2million in funding for domestic abuse victims during the pandemic, it seemed like a drop in the ocean. Even Robert Jenrick’s pledge that the government will prioritise domestic violence victims getting housing feels fruitless. How would either have helped me as I was frogmarched into the street?

While most of the UK is focusing on our lockdown exit strategy, I’m preparing my own. I’m siphoning money into a secret bank account, looking for a new job in a different city and hiding a bag of essentials in an airing cupboard. All so I’ll be prepared if anything like this happens again – and so I can leave Neil for good as soon as lockdown is over.

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Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank deliver lunches to NHS

Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank don masks and gloves to deliver ‘delicious, healthy’ pre-made lunches to NHS frontline staff in London

  • Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank travelled to a London hospital 
  • The royal couple delivered pre-made lunches to be given to NHS frontline staff
  • A tweet thanked the pair and shared a picture of them making the deliveries

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have delivered pre-made lunches to NHS frontline staff in London.

The royal couple were thanked by staff from the Imperial College Trust on Twitter yesterday after arriving at a hospital in the capital with a car full of healthy meals.

One image shared with the post captured Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, wearing protective masks as they stood by their car, with a member of staff standing at a safe distance. 

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank (pictured) have delivered pre-made lunches to NHS frontline staff in London

The royal couple were thanked by staff from the Imperial College Trust on Twitter yesterday (pictured) after arriving at a hospital in the capital with a car full of healthy meals

The granddaughter of the Queen opted for a low-key look for her visit, sporting a a checked shirt, jeans and navy coat.

Tequila brand ambassdor Jack dressed just as casually as his wife in a beanie hat and jeans.

The snap of the pair was posted with the caption: ‘A big thank you to ⁦@SarahTheDuchess⁩, Princess Eugenie and their team for a delicious supply of healthy lunches ⁦@ImperialNHS⁩ ⁦@NHS⁩ ⁦#angieslittlefoodshop.’

Several images shared with the post showed the contents of the cardboard boxes, which were laden with delicious lunches from Angie’s Little Food Shop.

Several images shared with the post showed the contents of the cardboard boxes, which were laden with delicious lunches from Angie’s Little Food Shop (pictured)

The photos (pictured) were shared with the caption: ‘A big thank you to ⁦@SarahTheDuchess⁩ , Princess Eugenie and their team for a delicious supply of healthy lunches ⁦@ImperialNHS⁩ ⁦@NHS⁩ ⁦#angieslittlefoodshop.’

The daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew has been very active in trying to keep people’s spirits up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugenie has made a habit of sharing various uplifting moments on her Instagram stories, and yesterday she posted about a social media platform which is helping children send letters to people in care homes.

Sharing a link to the Instagram page, she wrote: ‘I heard about this today from a friend and thought I’d share another wonderful happy initiative coming out of this challenging time.

The royal added: ‘Please get in touch with @mydearnewfriend if you’d like to be a part of something so lovely.’

Eugenie is often sharing various uplifting moments on her Instagram stories and yesterday she posted about a social media platform which is helping children send letters to people in care homes (pictured)

Loved-up: Princess Eugenie took to Instagram to celebrate her 10th anniversary with husband Jack over the weekend

The couple, seen smiling here, met when Princess Eugenie was skiing in Verbier, Switzerland, and her friends introduced her to Jack

It’s a special time of year for Eugenie and Jack, because the couple have just celebrated their 10th anniversary together.

The royal married her husband on October 12 2018 having met when Princess Eugenie was skiing in Verbier, Switzerland, and her friends introduced her to Jack.

To celebrate their decade together, the tenth-in-line to the throne posted a picture on Instagram of her and Jack grinning into the camera while smiling.

On the post she said: ‘Jack and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary today… and we are lucky enough to be together at this time.

‘If anyone has an anniversary this week, if you are together or not because of this challenging time, if you are a frontline worker wishing to tell your person you love them, then please do send me a photo and message via DM of how you are celebrating, and I will share your messages on my story over the next few days.’

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Moment husband and A&E doctor wife treated neighbours to violin duet

Moment husband and A&E doctor wife treat neighbours to violin concert from balcony of their south London home to lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown on Easter Sunday

  • Julia Burkert plays with professional violinist Richard Milone to neighbours
  • The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital doctor plays violin ‘like a goddess’
  • They perform Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla as well as Vivaldi and Vittorio Monti
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A doctor and her violinist husband performed a concert for their London street to lift the spirits of their neighbours on Easter Sunday.

Julia Burkert, a full-time Accident and Emergency doctor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, played with professional Richard Milone from their balcony.

The Stockwell couple played Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla in the video below, as well as Vivaldi’s Spring and Csardas by Vittorio Monti in their Easter set.  

Richard Milone and Julia Burkert play Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla on their Stockwell balcony for neighbours on Easter Sunday

Julia bashfully acknowledge the crowd as her husband introduces her professional violinist as an A&E doctor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Richard introduces his wife, originally from Bayreuth, Germany, to the street, saying she plays the violin ‘like a goddess’ and their neighbours erupt in applause.

He says not many people may know that she is a full-time emergency doctor in the west London hospital and the crowd show their appreciation.

The married couple of 11 years then begin playing the Piazzolla duet after he jokes the piece’s name, Oblivion, is ‘rather suitable’ in the current climate.

The couple’s daughter, Sophie, Tweeted: ‘Absolutely glorious my Dad and brilliant NHS A&E Dr Stepmum Julia entertaining in Stockwell.’ 

The couple also play Vivaldi’s Spring and Csardas by Vittorio Monti, not seen in the video, in their performance

The crowd applaud as Richard and Julia entertain them on a sunny Easter Sunday afternoon

Richard, a member of the Orchestra of St. Johns and Trafalgar Sinfonia, said they intended to cheer up passersby on the street during the coronavirus lockdown.

He said: ‘Julia is not gonna probably like me or thank me for this, but I don’t know how many of you know that she’s actually a full-time A&E doctor at Chelsea and Westminster [Hospital].

‘She’s able to play the violin like a goddess. Well done Julia, thank you.’

The Orchestra of St Johns performs more than fifty musical events each year for children with autism, adults with dementia, and refugees.

It is a registered charity after a recent merger with Music for Autism and is led by John Lubbock OBE.

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Joe Exotic’s Husband Speaks Out Against Tiger King Portrayal: I Am NOT a Toothless Meth-Head!

At this point, we’re pretty sure every person on the planet has watched Tiger King in its entirety and cranked out a few dozen memes featuring Joe Exotic.

We don’t have time to crunch the numbers on that, as we’re about to watch episode three for the fifth time, and this Carole Baskin murder mystery isn’t gonna solve itself.

Anyway, by now, you’re probably well aware that not a single one of the major players from the Netflix documentary comes away looking like anything other than a complete trash person.

Carole might have fed her husband to tigers; Doc Antle is the R. Kelly of the big cat world; and Joe Exotic … well, where do we even begin with Joe Exotic?

There’s a reason this imprisoned, mulleted feline enthusiast has managed to single-handedly capture the imagination of a quarantined nation:

He’s a one-of-a-kind character who’s led an almost-unbelievably bonkers life.

Despite his many, many eccentricities, Joe has an undeniable charisma.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t always use his powers for good.

One of the darkest segments of Tiger King involves the accidental shooting death of Travis Maldonado.

The doc’s delicate balancing of humor and pathos is perfectly encapsulated in a funeral scene in which Joe — clad in a cowboy hat and priest collar — offers up an anecdote about Travis’ testicles before breaking out in song.

Like so much of what we see in Tiger King, the scene is funny, while the real life situation was anything but.

Those who were closest to the couple say Joe lured Travis into a relationship when he was young and vulnerable, and he used hard drugs to keep Maldonado around.

Travis isn’t here to tell his story, of course, but John Finlay — who was married to Joe at the same time as Maldonado — is opening up for the the first time about his feelings on Tiger King, sudden fame, and the insanity of life with Joe Exotic.

It seems Finlay is not a fan of the popular doc series, as he alleges that it made him “look like a drugged-out hillbilly.” 

That’s certainly true, but Finlay probably could have helped matters by wearing a shirt for at least some of his interview.

“They never showed the new and improved me,” he complained in recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

These days, Finlay is a father with a brand new set of pearly whites, and he wishes some portion of his happy ending had been documented for Netflix audiences.

As for life at Joe Exotic’s zoo — Finlay says it was even crazier than it seems.

“You never knew what was gonna happen in a day,” he told ET.

“Nothing was ever the same. Nothing was ever quiet, nobody ever was the same every day. Something was always off about some people or something was just not right. When you’re around the animals like that and the atmosphere changes, you tend to notice a lot more.”

Life with Joe was, of course, a crapshoot, and Finlay says the entire staff at the zoo lived in fear of Exotic’s mood swings.

“You didn’t know whether he was in a good mood or bad mood or what he was gonna come at you with,” Finlay said.

“He took so much away from the animals because it was a constant fight, constant battle,” added Finlay.

There’s gonna be a loser in every situation that happens and they were the ones that ultimately lost everything.”  

Fortunately, Finlay is one of very few Tiger King stars who was able to build a healthy, stable life for himself in the years since Exotic was imprisoned.

He says he’s looking forward to moving on from his 15 minutes of fame, but he still has ideas about who should play him in the inevitable Tiger King feature film.

We agree that Channing Tatum is the right man for the job.

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EastEnders star's husband builds her a fake Queen Vic for her birthday

EastEnders star Lacey Turner’s husband Matt Kay built her a makeshift Queen Vic to celebrate her birthday.

The actress — who is known for her sublime portrayal of Stacey Fowler in the long-running BBC serial drama — turned 32 over the weekend.

She celebrated with husband Matt — who brought a bit of Walford magic to their home by re-creating the iconic Queen Vic.

Lacey took to Instagram — sharing pics from the special day — including one of both she and Matt, as they raise a glass in front of the makeshift Vic.

She captioned the pic with: ‘Thank you for making my birthday so special! Love you forever & ever.’

Lacey is currently on maternity leave, and thus Stacey was written out of EastEnders late last year, as the character found herself embroiled in a terrifying situation when she clobbered Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) over the head and left him for dead.


She was forced to go on the run with Martin Fowler (James Bye) — who later returned and found himself caught up in a dangerous alliance with Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) — something which led Martin to lying to Stacey about having slept with Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) in order to keep her away from the Square.

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