Tina Turner Feared Son Would ‘Turn Out Like’ Abusive Father

The truth about Tina Turner’s agonizing final years and the many health battles that she faced leading up to her death has been laid bare in great detail since the music icon passed away at the age of 83

Her strength and resilience during those years has been celebrated by many of her friends, family, and fans in recent days – but now, one person who knew her more intimately than most could ever have, is opening up about the very personal pain that Tina was grappling with long before she was diagnosed with any illness. 

In her first interview since Tina’s death earlier this week, the Proud Mary singer’s daughter-in-law Afida is opening up in searing detail about the incredible heartache that she suffered as a mother two four children – two of whom she tragically outlived. 

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com from her home in France, Afida, 46, who like her mother-in-law is also a musician, laid bare the truth about Tina’s heartbreaking fears that her son Ronnie would ‘turn out like’ his abusive father Ike Turner – and the grief over her other son Craig’s suicide, which clouded her life until her dying day. 

She also revealed the family’s shock over Tina’s passing – admitting that, despite knowing she had been sick for so long, her strength and resilience made them all think that she would live forever. 

‘She was ill for a long time, but she was extraordinarily strong too,’ Afida shared. ‘She was fighting for her life from 2017 until now. We knew how sick she was, but she was doing so well that this was not expected.’ 

Over the years, Tina was battered with a number of serious health conditions, including hypertension that led to a stroke and kidney failure, intestinal cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Still, Afida says that her death rocked her surviving family members to their very cores.  

The news of Tina’s death came as an even greater shock for the family because they are still dealing with their gut-wrenching grief over the loss of her son, Afida’s late husband, Ronnie, who died from colon cancer in December – just five months before his mother passed away. 

It was an almost unthinkable tragedy for Tina, who was, Afida says, already ‘extremely sick’ when her son passed away and who had already had to suffer through the loss of one son, Craig, who shot himself dead in 2018 at the age of 59.

According to Afida, losing Craig was a heartache that Tina carried with her every day – even as she battled her own ailing health. 

According to Afida, losing Craig was a heartache that Tina carried with her every day – even as she battled her own ailing health. 

‘If you lose a child, or a loved one, you are going to cry every morning and every night.’

However she says that Tina found strength in her Buddhist faith, adding that the only dim light to come out of her mother-in-law’s passing is the knowledge that she has finally been reunited with her sons. 

‘They never had time to spend together and now all three of them are together,’ she said. 

Craig was Tina’s only child from her relationship with Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill and she gave birth to him when she was just 18 years old. Upon learning of the news of his suicide, Tina expressed her shock – admitting at the time in a public statement that she had thought he was happier than ever before, having found love with a woman who he had been planning to introduce to his mother. 

‘I still don’t know what took him to the edge,’ she told the BBC. ‘Because at that stage he had said to me that he had never met a woman that he felt that way about. 

‘He was bringing her to meet me [for] his birthday in August. He had decorated his apartment, that I bought him years ago.

‘I have no idea what pulled him down, except something that followed him with loneliness. I think it was something with being alone.’

Just five years after Craig passed away, Tina lost her second son, Ronnie, to a severe form of colon cancer, which claimed his life just three weeks after he was diagnosed – a loss that left both his mother and his wife ‘traumatized’, Afida says. 

We knew how sick she was, but she was doing so well that this was not expected’

‘It destroyed me. It traumatized me,’ she candidly admitted. ‘It was hard for me to stay in the house, I lost weight.

‘Tina was already extremely sick [when Ronnie was diagnosed], she could not fly to Los Angeles and [care for him]. I had to do it all on my own.’

Although Tina was too ill to care for her son in his final weeks, Afida says that her infamous ‘force of nature and endurance’ was clear to see in Ronnie even as he battled the cancer that ravaged his health so quickly. 

It was, she explained, a testament to the family’s incredible resilience that both remained so strong in their final weeks on Earth. 

‘I believe it is force of nature and endurance,’ she said. ‘I believe you are born like that. You are born with her kind of energy. Ronnie was so like that too. He was so strong. He never got sick. 

‘One time he was in the snow with his long dreadlocks, and I was like you are going to get sick and he was like, “No I don’t get sick!” The two of them had very strong genes.’ 

Although Ronnie inherited his mother’s incredible spirit, Afida revealed that Tina feared for years he would ‘turn out like’ his father Ike – whom the singer said put her through years of hellish abuse during their marriage, beginning on their wedding night when she revealed he forced her to visit a brothel

In an incredible admission, Afida says Tina – who also adopted two of Ike’s sons from a previous relationship – actually warned her away from Ronnie in the early years of their relationship out of terror that she might subject another woman to the kind of abuse she says she faced at the hands of her husband for so long. 

‘[Tina] sometimes told me, “You don’t want to stay with him. He is going to be like his father,”‘ Afida shared. ‘It is pretty rare for a mother to say that.’ 

She admits that, at the start of her relationship with Ronnie, it looked as though Tina’s fears might might be realized, confessing that her partner initially began to show signs of the kind of behavior that his mother had warned her about. 

‘At first, he was kind of like his father, but after that he was going very well,’ she revealed, noting that she made clear to Ronnie she would not stay with him if his behavior continued. 

‘He made a very big effort to keep me. In the beginning it was very hard because I was not willing to stay with him.’

Before meeting Afida, Ronnie had faced a history of drug-related arrests, and was busted in August 1999 for possession of cocaine — with authorities alleging he was selling the drugs.

The arrest came just two years after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance just two years earlier, as well as sale of a controlled substance in 1987 and possession of cocaine in 1988.

Ronnie’s cocaine use was a harrowing echo of his father’s own struggles, which would ultimately claim his life when he died on December 12, 2007, from a cocaine overdose. 

Afida believes that Ronnie struggled during his childhood – during much of which his parents were working – explaining that, in place of the time her husband wishes he could have spent with his father, Ike would offer financial rewards and lavish gifts. 

‘[Ronnie] was extremely sensitive,’ she revealed. ‘He told me that his father gave him $100 every day. Him, Craig, Mike, and Ike Jr. got all the best gifts from Ike when they came back from tour. He told me Ike bought a Porsche for Craig.’ 

When Afida first met Ronnie, she says he was a ‘heavy drinker’, however she insists that he had changed his ways long before he was diagnosed with cancer. 

‘I made him stop drinking and go to the gym. He was doing very well,’ she recalled. 

However, in 2022, Ronnie’s health suddenly took a turn for the worse – and Afida returned home from a tour to find that he was incredibly sick. 

‘I was on tour for two weeks. I came back and his stomach was huge,’ she revealed. 

‘I knew something was wrong right away. He said, “When you are on tour you don’t cook for me. So, I just eat burgers.” 

‘But I knew [his condition was not caused by] a burger. So, I just took him to the ER to do a scan. Every month for ten years, he had a blood test because he was a heavy drinker.’ 

The couple received the devastating colon cancer diagnosis – however Afida says that Ronnie was ready to battle the illness with the same fighting attitude as his mother had done for much of her life.  

‘When we got the results that it was a colon cancer, we were ready to do chemotherapy,’ she revealed. ‘And one week after the result he passed away. And now his has mother passed.’

Still reeling from the death of her husband, Afida says she has found small comfort in the knowledge that Ronnie and Tina have now been reunited – along with Craig. 

And, as Tina did for so long, Afida plans to seek comfort in her music – something that she says was a key part of her strong bond with her mother-in-law, as well as their shared larger-than-life personalities. 

‘I am very honest and sometimes I can be very shocking,’ Afida jokes, ‘[Tina] was the same. Sometimes people are just shocked [when they see me], like, “Oh my God.” When she first saw me, she was a little shocked. But after we talked, she was never shocked at all.’

She also believes that her similarities to Tina helped to form the foundation of her years-long relationship with Ronnie, who she says always struggled to find a woman who understood him in the way that his mother did. 

‘Maybe that is why Ronnie was in love with me so much, because he did not think that much of women,’ she said. ‘A woman was never good enough for him.’

Afida says she does not yet know what the exact plans are for Tina’s funeral – however she was quick to pay tribute to her mother-in-law’s husband, Erwin Bach, whom she praised for being such a pillar of support to the singer for so many years. 

‘She is having a funeral, but I am not the one who organized it,’ she explained. ‘I am not the one who is doing this. Her husband handles that. She has a husband who handles all of that and has handled everything for many years. 

‘He did a good job at it too. He did a good job at helping her.’

Until Afida is able to say goodbye to Tina at her official funeral, she says she will continue to honor her legacy with the rest of the world – while also seeking solace in the bittersweet knowledge that her mother-in-law has been reunited with the children she loved so much. 

‘Tina Turner will be with us forever. Rest in peace with your two sons, Ron, and Craig. I love you all very much.’ 

TV Host Admits to Cheating on His Wife with Male Colleague (VIDEO)

Phillip Schofield has admitted to having a relationship with a much younger man who worked with him on This Morning, and later lying about it.

In a bombshell statement to the Daily Mail, the veteran TV presenter admitted that he and the man began a relationship that was more than a friendship. The ex-TV presenter describes this as ‘unwise but not illegal’.

Schofield further confessed that he lied to his employer ITV, to his colleagues, his friends and his agents at the management firm YMU.

He also lied to The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail’s sister paper, which first exclusively described his relationship with the younger man earlier this month.

In his groveling apology, Schofield said: ‘I am making this statement via the Daily Mail, to whom I have already apologized personally for misleading, through my lawyer who I also misled, about a story [sic] which they wanted to write about me a few days ago.’

‘The first thing I want to say is: I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning. I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.’

‘Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than a just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over…’

‘I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family. I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife…’

‘I am resigning from ITV with immediate effect, expressing my immense gratitude to them for all the amazing opportunities that they have given me. ‘

‘I will reflect on my very bad judgement in both participating in the relationship and then lying about it.’

Schofield’s extraordinary statement concludes weeks of increasingly fevered speculation in both the TV industry and the wider country about the future of his career, following his sudden departure from the This Morning sofa earlier this month.

His exit from ITV apparently scotches plans for the ‘prime time’ show he was allegedly offered by the network as consolation for leaving This Morning after more than 20 years on the show.

Schofield said: ‘I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family’

Schofield had been due to present the prestigious British Soap Awards next week – a role he had performed since 2006. His statement confirms he will no longer do so.

Even before his bombshell statement last night, TV sources were furious at the prospect of him presenting the Awards.

One of his critics called the decision ‘unbelievable’. Another said: ‘We do not want him, thank you,’ while a third exclaimed: ‘Are you freaking kidding me?!’

Without these slick PR professionals behind him, and in the aftermath of this new statement, the chances of him returning to the small screen any time soon look bleak.

So is his career finished?

All this week, Schofield’s spinners had done their best to rescue him, optimistically trying to claim that he retained a bright future in TV. A comfortable berth could even be found for him soon at the BBC, they claimed.

The national broadcaster, claimed Team Phil, had Schofield ‘in [its] sights’ as a contestant on the ever-popular dance show Strictly. 

Mary Bekhait, the Group CEO of YMU Group, said: ‘Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do. Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.

‘This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.’

‘These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisors we had brought in to support him.’

‘As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.’

An ITV Spokesperson said on Friday night: ‘We are deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield.

‘The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust. Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down.’

‘We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated.’

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Fetty Wap Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

Rapper Fetty Wap will spend the next six years behind bars for his role in a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking ring, a Long Island federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The platinum-selling rapper, born William Junior Maxwell II, was charged in 2021 with conspiring to bring more than 100 kilos of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine from the West Coast to the East for sale in New Jersey and Long Island.

He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine, but not the other drugs.

Fetty Wap’s lawyers asked the judge to sentence him to the five-year mandatory minimum, arguing that his involvement in the drug trafficking ring was born out of desperation, and his worry that he wouldn’t be able to keep up his financial obligations during the COVID pandemic.

“With the coming of the worldwide pandemic, things began to change for Mr. Maxwell. There were no opportunities to perform, thus his income was severely limited. He was sued personally, was going through a divorce, and was involved with a tour manager who was stealing from him. While the bills kept coming in, the money to pay them was running out,” wrote his lawyer, Elizabeth Macedonio.

Prosecutors were asking for a nine-year prison sentence, using his hit song “Trap Queen” to make the argument that the drug dealing was not an isolated incident.

“Specifically, he admitted to the Probation Department that the song which was released in 2014, was an ‘ode to a former girlfriend who assisted him a cocaine base distribution operation in Patterson, New Jersey,’” federal prosecutors wrote in a May 18 sentencing memo.

The lyrics make reference to getting rich from drug dealing, including the lines, “We just set a goal, talking matching Lambos / At 56 a gram, five a hundred grams, though.”

They also referenced the incident that led to the revocation of his $500,000 bond revoked — the rapper waved what looked like a gun during a Dec. 11 FaceTime call and told a man, “Imma kill you and everybody you with,” according to court filings.

Federal authorities labeled him “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization,” which sold drugs between June 2019 and June 2020 — long after his rise to stardom. Five other suspects were also charged in the conspiracy.

Fetty Wap and his accomplices got their narcotics on the West Coast and used the mail, along with drivers who had hidden compartments in their vehicles, to bring the drugs to Suffolk County, where they were stored, federal prosecutors say.

Authorities conducted a series of search warrants as they busted the drug ring and found about $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, several fentanyl pills, two 9-mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition, prosecutors said.

Victoria’s Secret Model Becomes ‘Spokesperson’ for Controversial Issue

A Victoria’s Secret model is the subject of online discussion after publicly sharing the journey of her Canadian grandmother, who is terminally ill and wants to pursue what she describes as euthanasia.

Ali Tate Cutler traveled to Canada to visit her grandmother, who is a candidate for what is known in the country as medical assistance in dying (MAID), and filmed a series of videos asking her about the procedure that she then posted on her TikTok page.

Tate Cutler told Newsweek she wanted to challenge the “taboo” around talking about death.

The posts have garnered support and criticism as part of the debate about whether people have the right to choose how they die, and what the potential repercussions of expanding physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia might be.

Many of the online responses expressed empathy for Tate Cutler and her grandmother, with people sharing their own stories of loved ones’ excruciating battles with death in places where MAID wasn’t an option.

But others judged the model for her decision to publicly share her grandmother’s journey and questioned her grandmother’s decision.

“You know it’s all about clicks when you drag your grandma onto Instagram to talk about her up coming euthanasia,” one person tweeted.

You know it’s all about clicks when you drag your grandma onto Instagram to talk about her up coming euthanasia. https://t.co/nMrMkptznu— Bruce McGonigal (@bruce_mcgonigal) May 23, 2023

Tate Cutler told Newsweek that she didn’t expect the video to go viral when she posted it. She said she knew MAID was controversial but didn’t realize the depth of the debate. She said the response shows that people, especially in the West, believe death is a “taboo” subject.

“I can post makeup tutorials and fashion videos and get-ready-with-me, but when you start talking about something of substance that all of us are going to encounter or face one day, that’s when it’s too far,” she said.

Tate Cutler, who made news when she became the first plus-sized model employed by Victoria’s Secret in 2019, said the message behind the MAID discussion is about body sovereignty.

“This is happening around the world whether we like it or not. What body sovereignty means and how far it extends, if we want this to be available to us in our final moments, it’s something we need to continue talking about,” she said.

In one of the videos, Tate Cutler educates her followers on the procedure by asking her grandmother a series of questions. Her grandmother, whom Tate Cutler fondly calls “Bubbie,” referred to her upcoming MAID procedure the “light at the end of the tunnel.” Her grandmother, who has cancer, also explains what will happen on the day of the procedure.

Comments on the videos are supportive, calling the videos “bittersweet,” “heartbreaking” and “comforting.”

Canadian parliament approved federal legislation in 2016 legalizing MAID for eligible adults. A government website about MAID in Canada warns users that it contains distressing content.

Those eligible for MAID must meet each of the following qualifications: having a serious illness, disease or disability; be in an advanced state of decline that cannot be reversed; experience unbearable physical or mental suffering from the illness, disease or state of decline; and that the condition cannot be relieved under conditions considered acceptable to the patient.

There are two options for pursuing MAID: The physician directly administers the substance that causes death or prescribes a drug that the patient then administers themselves. Tate Cutler’s grandmother is choosing to have her procedure done at a hospital.

Although Tate Cutler’s grandmother is terminally ill, Canada does not require patients to have a terminal or fatal condition to qualify for MAID.

A recent poll by Research Co. found that 73 percent of Canadians supported the current MAID guidelines, with 20 percent believing the procedure should always be allowed for those who request it, regardless of illness. The poll found that 28 percent of Canadians believed the guidelines should be expanded to include homelessness, with 27 percent believing the same for poverty.

Patients struggling with mental illness are not eligible for the procedure through March 17, 2024, after the Canadian government introduced legislation to extend the temporary exclusion of eligibility for those patients.

According to the government website, in 2021, 10,064 deaths were due to MAID, accounting for 3.3 percent of Canadian deaths.

Boston Marathon Icon Dies at 61

Original Article – Rick Hoyt, the man whose father pushed him in a wheelchair for 32 years in the Boston Marathon, has died at the age of 61.

Hoyt died Monday from respiratory complications, his family announced on the Faceboook page for their charitable foundation.

“It is with profound sadness that the Hoyt Family announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle, Rick Hoyt this morning,” the post read. “As so many knew, Rick along with our father, Dick, were icons in the road race and triathlon worlds for over 40 years and inspired millions of people with disabilities to believe in themselves, set goals and accomplish extraordinary things.”

Rick Hoyt, center, is pushed by his father Dick at the 2013 Boston Marathon. The Hoyt became a fixture at the Boston Marathon and other races for decades.

The father-and-son team began running races in 1977, competing in more than 1,000 marathons, duathlons and triathlons, according to the Team Hoyt website. In a custom racing chair, Rick — who had cerebral palsy that left him a quadriplegic — told his father that running in the race made him feel like his disability disappeared, Dick told HBO’s “Real Sports” in 2005.

The pair participated in their first Boston Marathon in 1980 and became fixtures in the annual April race until their last race in 2014.

“Rick and Dick Hoyt were true icons of the Boston Marathon and together, they inspired people far beyond the borders of Massachusetts,” Gov. Maura Healey tweeted.

Dick Hoyt died in March 2021 at the age of 80.

King Charles Fails First Big ‘Test’

King Charles has failed to defuse a bitter colonialism row after refusing a request to repatriate the remains of an Ethiopian prince transported to England at the age of 7 who was befriended by Queen Victoria, died at 18, and is buried at Windsor Castle.

Prince Alemayehu was taken to Britain by British soldiers with his mother, Empress Tiruwork Wube, in the late nineteenth century after his father, Emperor Tewodros, committed suicide when his forces were defeated by the British army. British-authored accounts claim that Tewodros ordered Alemayehu and Tiruwork to go to Britain to seek safety before killing himself, but many historians today characterize his transit to Britain as an abduction, and say that Alemayehu was essentially seized as a prize along with countless Abyssinian treasures in an orgy of looting.

The British expedition, which included a representative of the British Museum, seized an astonishing number of artifacts including gold crowns, manuscripts, necklaces and dresses, with elephants used to transport the treasures.

The British also took Prince Alemayehu and his mother, Empress Tiruwork Wube.

The Empress died on the voyage to England and Alemayehu was taken under the care of a naval captain, who, upon their return to England, presented the boy to Queen Victoria. She wrote about his plight sentimentally in her diaries—in one entry she describes him as “a pretty, polite, graceful boy”—but without ever seeming to acknowledge her and her military’s role in his misery.

He became a ward of Victoria when he was 11. She intervened frequently to try and help him, and ensured he received education at Cheltenham School and Rugby College and was enrolled at the officer training camp at Sandhurst. He would visit Balmoral and go out with the gamekeepers and said the countryside reminded him of his childhood home. He was paraded at court and in public and made frequent public appearances that drew enormous crowds. He was described as “public property” in some accounts.

However, his misery intensified as he grew older and he suffered with regular ill-health, possibly from tuberculosis. At the age of 18 he died of pleurisy and was interred, at the queen’s request, in the catacombs of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

A plaque, reading, “When I was a stranger, ye took me in,” marks his vault.

Victoria wrote in her diaries that his death was “too sad,” lamenting the fact that he had died “in a strange country without seeing a person or relative belonging to him, so young, and so good.”

His family have called for his remains be sent back to Ethiopia for several decades and in 2007, the then Ethiopian president Girma Wolde-Giorgis sent Queen Elizabeth a formal request for the return of the prince’s remains.

However, the Palace has once again rejected the calls, telling the BBC that removing his remains could affect royals buried in the same chapel, such as the bodies of Henry VI, Edward IV, Henry VIII and George V.

In a statement, a Palace spokesperson said: “It is very unlikely that it would be possible to exhume the remains without disturbing the resting place of a substantial number of others in the vicinity.”

They said they had “the responsibility to preserve the dignity of the departed.”

The statement added that in the past requests had been accommodated by the Royal Household for Ethiopian delegates to visit the chapel where Prince Alemayehu is buried.

However, the failure to exhume the prince will send an unwelcome signal to campaigners trying to get the royal family to acknowledge and atone for its imperial past.

Hopes had been raised that Charles would push this reckoning forward as king after he addressed the issue of slavery at a reception in Rwanda last year, saying: “I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many, as I continue to deepen my own understanding of slavery’s enduring impact.”

Alemayehu’s descendent Abebech Kasa told the BBC: “We want him back. We don’t want him to remain in a foreign country. He had a sad life. When I think of him I cry. If they agree to return his remains I would think of it as if he came home alive.”

Billionaire Jeff Bezos is Getting Married (VIDEO)

In exciting news from the world of high-profile relationships, it has been revealed that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, are engaged.

A close insider to the couple disclosed this exciting development to Page Six, confirming the rumors that have been circulating for months. The engagement comes as the couple enjoys the glamorous ambiance of the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, where they have been attending star-studded parties and making waves on social media.

During their time in the French Riviera, Bezos and Sanchez have been staying on his luxurious $500 million yacht, which has attracted attention for its distinctive feature—a mermaid figurehead resembling Sanchez adorns the prow. Speculation about their engagement had been fueled by Sanchez’s choice of jewelry, particularly a massive heart-shaped ring she has been seen wearing.

The relationship between the 59-year-old billionaire and the 53-year-old broadcast journalist has been going strong since they began dating in 2018. Although news of their romance broke in 2019, the couple kept a low profile until Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Scott, was finalized.

Since then, Bezos and Sanchez have been inseparable, jetting off to various destinations around the world and even sharing aspirations for space travel. Sanchez expressed her desire to follow in Bezos’ footsteps and venture into space alongside a group of inspiring women.

Sanchez has spoken openly about her admiration for Bezos, describing him as a source of inspiration and love. In a recent interview with WSJ. Magazine, she gushed about his positive impact on her life, stating, “He’s so happy, he inspires me every day, he makes me a better person every day; he’s the most loving human I know.” Sanchez has also taken to social media to express her affection for Bezos, posting heartfelt birthday tributes and emphasizing their strong partnership.

Prior to her relationship with Bezos, Sanchez was separated from Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell. Together, they share two children, Ella and Evan. Sanchez also has a son, Nikko, from her previous marriage to former NFL player Tony Gonzalez. On the other hand, Bezos and Scott have a son named Preston, and as part of their divorce settlement, Scott received a significant sum of $38 billion, pledging half of it to charitable causes.

As news of their engagement spreads, fans and followers of the couple eagerly anticipate further details about their wedding plans. For now, Bezos and Sanchez continue to revel in their romance while captivating the world with their glamorous lifestyle.

‘Thor’ and ‘Divergent’ Star Ray Stevenson Dead at 58 (VIDEO)

Ray Stevenson, a veteran actor whose dozens of film and TV credits include RRR, the Thor and Divergent films, Rome, Vikings and Star Wars animated series, died Sunday in Italy. He was 58. His reps at Independent Talent confirmed the news but did not provide details.

He most recently has been cast in historical drama 1242: Gateway to the West, taking over the lead role that originally was to be played by Kevin Spacey.

Stevenson played the main antagonist Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s global box office smash RRR and is known for playing Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor franchise and Othere in History’s Vikings. He also has voiced Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels and was set to join Rosario Dawson in Disney+’s upcoming The Mandalorian spinoff Ahsoka.

Born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Stevenson began his screen career in the early 1990s, appearing in European TV series and telefilms. His first big-screen credit was opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh in Paul Greengrass’ 1998 drama The Theory of Flight. We went on to land roles in such features as Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur (2004), Lexi Alexander’s Punisher: War Zone (2008), the Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli (2010) and Adam McKay’s The Other Guys (2010).

Stevenson’s next role would be among his most famous, playing Volstagg — an Asgardian member of the Warriors Three — in Marvel’s Branagh-directed Thor (2011). He would reprise the role in a pair of sequels: Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

He also co-starred as Porthos in Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers (2011), Firefly in Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) and Marcus in 2014’s Divergent and its sequel Insurgent the following year. He toplined Kill the Irishman, playing Danny Greene opposite Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken in Jonathan Hensleigh’s 2011 pic based on a true story.

On the small screen, along with Vikings and the Star Wars series, he starred opposite Poppy Montgomery in the French American series Reef Break, which aired one season on ABC in 2019. He also starred as Titus Pullo in the 2005-07 HBO series Rome and co-starred in the 2017 British miniseries Rellik. Stevenson also played Blackbeard on Starz’s Black Sails and guested in such series as Murphy’s Law, Dexter, Crossing Lines, Medici and The Spanish Princess.

More recently, he co-starred last year as Commander Jack Swimburne in Season 3 of the German TV series Das Boot.

Michael Phelps Wife, Nicole Phelps, Opens Up About Generational Trauma (VIDEO)

Original Article – Michael Phelps’s wife Nicole Phelps doesn’t hesitate to give her honest opinion. Recently, she gave her frank and unfiltered opinion on a boot camp by Parent TV in which she participated.

Watching a video on parenting in this boot camp, Nicole Phelps was moved. Being a mother of three kids, Beckett, Boomer, and Maverick, Nicole could relate to this video.

Describing the topic of this video, Phelps’s wife made a strong statement on Instagram. The swimming legend’s wife also quoted the American therapist Terry Real on a problem that has existed in families and hinted at its solution.

Nicole Phelps opens up on her perspective on family pathology

In a recent Instagram post, Nicole stated, “I just want to thank Parent TV Sam and Vanessa for tonight’s boot camp.”  Further, moved by the video whose theme was Stumble as a Parent, she added, “I’m at a loss for words” 

Being influenced by this video, Nicole quoted Terry Real and captioned this post, “Family pathology rolls from generation to generation like a fire in the woods taking down everything in its path until one person, in one generation has the courage to turn and face the flames.”  Continuing, Nicole added, “That person brings peace to his ancestors and spares the children that follow.” 


Michael Phelps’s wife has not only opened up on her perspective about family pathology but has also spoken about her interactions with Beckett, Maverick, and Boomer.

Despite being unprepared when she had her first kid, Boomer, she embraced her responsibilities like a mother would. Describing how she made her kids realize that they aren’t at fault if their father is disturbed, Nicole also gave fans a sneak peek of fond memories with her kids.

Nicole Phelps’s revelations about her parenting and strong relationship with kids

The mother stated, “I’m very vocal and making sure that the kids are aware that maybe Michael’s having a rough day and that (they) didn’t do something to make Daddy feel that way.” Continuing, she explained how she encouraged her kids to give Phelps time to deal with his problems.

Jimmie Allen Apologizes for ‘Humiliating’ Estranged Wife

Country music star Jimmie Allen is owning up to his infidelity.

The singer penned an apology to his estranged wife Alexis “Lexi” Allen—who is currently pregnant with the couple’s third child together—amid their separation, admitting that he cheated during their relationship.

“I want to publicly apologize to my wife Alexis for humiliating her with my affair,” he wrote on Instagram May 18. “I’m embarrassed that my choices have brought shame on her. That’s something that she did not deserve at all.”

The 37-year-old also apologized to his children—including daughters Naomi, 3, and Zara, 19 months, with Alexis—for “being a poor example of a man and a father.” 

“I’m working on becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of,” continued Jimmie, who is also dad to 8-year-old son Aaydn from a previous relationship. “My goal is to be better than the generation before me.”

He added, “This business takes so much from you. It’s full of temptations that can cripple you and ruin everything you’ve built. I’m ashamed that I wasn’t strong enough to withstand them. I will no longer be a victim of my weaknesses.”

The public apology comes nearly a month after Jimmie shared that he and Alexis had broken up following two years of marriage. At the time, the “Best Shot” artist wrote in an April 21 post, “As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year.”

He continued, “Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved, and we remain committed to coparenting with love and respect for one another.”

The former couple filed for divorce in Tennessee the following week and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their breakup, per documents obtained by People

Amid the divorce, Jimmie is facing a lawsuit from his former manager, who is accusing him of sexually assaulting her over a period of 18 months. In a statement to E! News on May 11, the musician denied the allegations, though acknowledged that he and the woman—who is identified as only Jane Doe in the complaint—did have a “consensual” sexual relationship lasting nearly two years.

“During that time, she never once accused me of any wrongdoing, and she spoke of our relationship and friendship as being something she wanted to continue indefinitely,” he said in part. “The simple fact is, her accusations are not only false, but also extremely damaging. I’ve worked incredibly hard to build my career, and I intend to mount a vigorous defense to her claims and take all other legal action necessary to protect my reputation.”

According to Alexis, she and Jimmie are expecting a son together. On Mother’s Day, the registered nurse captioned a sonogram on her Instagram Story, “My baby boy.”

For free, confidential help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit rainn.org.

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