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CMT Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Carrie Underwood and John Legend win Video of the Year for Hallelujah

CMT Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Carrie Underwood and John Legend win Video of the Year for Hallelujah
CMT Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Carrie Underwood and John Legend win Video of the Year for Hallelujah


Carrie Underwood capped off the 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night be winning the evenings final and most-prestigious prize, the coveted Video of the Year award.

She was honored for her duet video Hallelujah, which features John Legend, who wasn’t able to make it to Nashville for the ceremony. 

Hosting the long-running country music award show was Kane Brown, returning for the second year in a row, and Kelsea Ballerini who was making her hosting debut.

CMT Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Carrie Underwood and John Legend win Video of the Year for Hallelujah

Carrie Underwood capped off the 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night be winning the evenings final and most-prestigious prize, the coveted Video of the Year award

Hello sunshine: The 38-year-old songstress proudly showed off her shiny new trophy backstage after the event

Hello sunshine: The 38-year-old songstress proudly showed off her shiny new trophy backstage after the event

Hello sunshine: The 38-year-old songstress proudly showed off her shiny new trophy backstage after the event

Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie brought some Hollywood A-list star power to announce the award

‘I’m here to save the world again. It’s kind of what I do, that’s my spiel, you know what I mean?’ he joked, before letting out a wild scream to rile the crowd up.

Carrie looked lovely in a canary yellow mini dress with her delicate blond curls cascading down her shoulders as she accepted her award.

‘Congratulations on what I think is your first CMT award!’ she shouted out to Legend, before saying the ‘behind-the-scenes conditions’ leading up to the video had been ‘so awkward.’

Fits the part: Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie brought some Hollywood A-list star power to announce the award 'I'm here to save the world again. It's kind of what I do, that's my spiel, you know what I mean?' he joked

Fits the part: Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie brought some Hollywood A-list star power to announce the award ‘I’m here to save the world again. It’s kind of what I do, that’s my spiel, you know what I mean?’ he joked

Winner: 'Congratulations on what I think is your first CMT award!' she shouted out to Legend, before saying the 'behind-the-scenes conditions' leading up to the video had been 'so awkward'

Winner: ‘Congratulations on what I think is your first CMT award!’ she shouted out to Legend, before saying the ‘behind-the-scenes conditions’ leading up to the video had been ‘so awkward’

Wonder in white: Though she did not walk the red carpet, earlier in the night the star delivered a powerful performance

Wonder in white: Though she did not walk the red carpet, earlier in the night the star delivered a powerful performance

Wonder in white: Though she did not walk the red carpet, earlier in the night the star delivered a powerful performance 

Quite the collab: She performed I Wanna Remember with country music group NEEDTOBREATHE

Quite the collab: She performed I Wanna Remember with country music group NEEDTOBREATHE

2021 CMT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

Video of the Year 

Carrie Underwood with John Legend ‘Hallelujah’ — WINNER

Elle King and Miranda Lambert ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ 

Kane Brown ‘Worldwide Beautiful’

Keith Urban and Pink ‘One Too Many’

Kelsea Ballerini ‘Hole in the Bottle’

Kenny Chesney ‘Knowing You’

Hello sunshine: Carrie Underwood took home top honor Video of the Year

Hello sunshine: Carrie Underwood took home top honor Video of the Year

 

Female Video of the Year 

Carly Pearce ‘Next Girl’

Gabby Barrett ‘The Good Ones’ — WINNER

Kelsea Ballerini ‘Hole in the Bottle’

Maren Morris ‘To Hell & Back’

Mickey Guyton ‘Heaven Down Here’

Miranda Lambert ‘Settling Down’

 

Breakthrough Video of the Year 

Dylan Scott ‘Nobody’ — WINNER

Hailey Whitters and Little Big Town ‘Fillin’ My Cup’

Hardy ‘Give Heaven Some Hell’

Lainey Wilson ‘Things a Man Oughta Know’

Mickey Guyton ‘Black Like Me’

Niko Moon ‘Good Time’

 

CMT Performance of the Year

Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs ‘1, 2 Many’ (2020 CMT Music Awards) 

Dan + Shay ‘I Should Probably Go to Bed’ (2020 CMT Music Awards) 

Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus ‘This Is Us’ (2020 CMT Music Awards) 

Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey ‘The Other Girl’ (2020 CMT Music Awards) — WINNER

Little Big Town ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey’ (2020 CMT Music Awards) 

Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ (CMT Crossroads)

Pleased in pink: Host Kelsea Ballerini won her first CMT Award in the Performance of the Year category with Halsey

Pleased in pink: Host Kelsea Ballerini won her first CMT Award in the Performance of the Year category with Halsey

CMT Equal Play Award 

Linda Martell — WINNER 

 

Male Video of the Year 

Chris Stapleton ‘Starting Over’

Darius Rucker ‘Beers and Sunshine’

Kane Brown ‘Worship You’ — WINNER

Luke Bryan ‘Down to One’

Luke Combs ‘Lovin’ on You’

Thomas Rhett ‘What’s Your Country Song’

Top dog: Co-host Kane Brown also won Male Video of the Year for Worship You

Top dog: Co-host Kane Brown also won Male Video of the Year for Worship You

 

Duo/Group Video of the Year 

Brothers Osborne ‘All Night’

Lady A ‘Like a Lady’

Little Big Town ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey’ — WINNER

Old Dominion ‘Never Be Sorry’

Parmalee and Blanco Brown ‘Just the Way’

Runaway June ‘We Were Rich’

Fantastic four: Little Big Town won the first gong of the night in the Duo/Group Video of the Year category

Fantastic four: Little Big Town won the first gong of the night in the Duo/Group Video of the Year category

 

Collaborative Video of the Year 

Carrie Underwood with John Legend ‘Hallelujah’

Chris Young and Kane Brown ‘Famous Friends’ — WINNER

Elle King and Miranda Lambert ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’

Keith Urban and Pink ‘One Too Many’

Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris ‘Chasing After You’

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard ‘Undivided’

 

Best Family Feature 

Brooke Eden ‘Sunroof’

Kane Brown ‘Worship You’

Luke Combs ‘Forever After All’

Miranda Lambert ‘Settling Down’

Russell Dickerson ‘Home Sweet’

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris ‘Chasing After You’

Taylor Swift ‘The Best Day (Taylor’s Version) — WINNER 

 

Trace Adkins and football player Taylor Lewan presented the first award of the night for Group Duo Video of the Year to Little Big Town for the Wine, Beer, Whiskey video.

Lady A kicked off the show with a confetti-filled performance of their song Like A Lady, with Carly Pearce dropping by for a guest verse while Lindsey Ell shredded on the guitar.

Miranda Lambert and Brown led the nominees with four nods apiece, while Ballerini and Maren Morris were close behind with three nominations, though Morris was ultimately shut out.

The bearded country rocker Chris Stapleton joined the show remotely from an outdoor stage in nearby Manchester, Tennessee, where the Bonnaroo music festival is held annually.  

First win: Little Big Town kicked off the show with a win for Group/Duo Video of the Year with their song Wine, Beer, Whiskey

First win: Little Big Town kicked off the show with a win for Group/Duo Video of the Year with their song Wine, Beer, Whiskey

Opener: Lady A kicked off the show with a confetti-filled performance of their song Like A Lady, with Carly Pearce dropping by for a guest verse

Opener: Lady A kicked off the show with a confetti-filled performance of their song Like A Lady, with Carly Pearce dropping by for a guest verse

Rocking out: Lindsey Ell shredded on the guitar after filling in for Gabby Barrett

Rocking out: Lindsey Ell shredded on the guitar after filling in for Gabby Barrett

He was joined by his wife Morgane Stapleton on backing vocals and tambourine for a hard-charging version of his 2020 song Arkansas.

Brown rocked an all-black suit when he arrived on stage, while Ballerini glowed in a hot pink jumpsuit. 

Next up, Hailey Whitters led a rollicking version of her song Fillin’ My Cup, though it was curtailed by a commercial break.

Morris shocked her fans on Tuesday evening when she announced that she was backing out of the ceremony at the last minute, citing a ‘scheduling conflict.’

She shared the news in her Instagram Stories but deleted the post shortly after posting it. 

The day before, Gabby Barrett also announced that she would no longer be at the show due to ‘personal circumstances.’

Ingrid Andress will now perform with JP Saxe in Morris’ place, while Lindsey Ell will replace Barrett to sing with Lady A and Carly Pearce.

Short spot: Next up, Hailey Whitters led a rollicking version of her song Fillin' My Cup, though it was curtailed by a commercial break

Short spot: Next up, Hailey Whitters led a rollicking version of her song Fillin’ My Cup, though it was curtailed by a commercial break

Back for more: Kane Brown is back hosting for the second year in a row, while Kelsea Ballerini is making her debut as co-host

Back for more: Kane Brown is back hosting for the second year in a row, while Kelsea Ballerini is making her debut as co-host

Luke Combs was the next big performer of the evening with a growling rendition of Cold As You. He was surrounded by socially distanced band members standing on elevated platforms.

In a statement released after he was announced as one of the hosts, Brown recalled the ‘amazing feeling’ he felt after winning his first country music award at the CMTs.

‘The CMT Music Awards are special to me — it’s the first industry award I won and getting on that stage was an amazing feeling,’ he said. ‘I love that the fans get to have their voices heard as we celebrate the best in country music.’

The co-hosts will both be performing during the ceremony alongside performances from country superstars Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

Gruff: Luke Combs was the next big performer of the evening with a growling rendition of Cold As You. He was surrounded by socially distanced band members standing on elevated platforms

Gruff: Luke Combs was the next big performer of the evening with a growling rendition of Cold As You. He was surrounded by socially distanced band members standing on elevated platforms

Honoring a legend: After the hosts checked back in, singer Mickey Guyton led a stirring tribute to the 80-year-old country artist Linda Martell, 80

Honoring a legend: After the hosts checked back in, singer Mickey Guyton led a stirring tribute to the 80-year-old country artist Linda Martell, 80

History maker: Martell became the first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry

History maker: Martell became the first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry

Hit maker: She remains the only Black woman to 'make the top 20 country airplay charts; seen in a 2005 interview

Hit maker: She remains the only Black woman to ‘make the top 20 country airplay charts; seen in a 2005 interview

After the hosts checked back in, singer Mickey Guyton led a stirring tribute to the 80-year-old country artist Linda Martell.

She became the first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry, and she remains the only Black woman to ‘make the top 20 country airplay charts.’

Girls5Eva actress Busy Philipps made a virtual appearance to introduce the next act, an acoustic trio featuring Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

The trio performed earlier this year at the CMAs, but they were back with a different song, Tequila Does.

Low key: Girls5Eva actress Busy Philipps made a virtual appearance to introduce the next act, an acoustic trio featuring Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall

Low key: Girls5Eva actress Busy Philipps made a virtual appearance to introduce the next act, an acoustic trio featuring Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall

Poised for gold: Miranda Lambert and Brown lead the nominees with four nods apiece

Poised for gold: Miranda Lambert and Brown lead the nominees with four nods apiece

Kane was back afterward to introduce the band Restless Road, which he shared that he signed to his label.

They began to sing John Denver’s song Take Me Home, Country Roads, but Kane jokingly interrupted them to remind them they were just their to present an award, not to perform.

Kelsea Ballerini emerged triumphant for the CMT Performance of the Year award, which went to her performance of The Other Girl with Halsey at least year’s ceremony.

The host gushed over her first CMT award and gloated over people who complained that the song wasn’t country enough to win an award.

Dylan Scott followed her by singing his track Nobody, which was later honored with the award for Breakthrough Video of the Year, which he gushed was his first award.

Winner! Kelsea Ballerini emerged triumphant for the CMT Performance of the Year award, which went to her performance of The Other Girl with Halsey at least year's ceremony

Winner! Kelsea Ballerini emerged triumphant for the CMT Performance of the Year award, which went to her performance of The Other Girl with Halsey at least year’s ceremony

The last laugh: The host gushed over her first CMT award and gloated over people who complained that the song wasn't country enough to win an award

The last laugh: The host gushed over her first CMT award and gloated over people who complained that the song wasn’t country enough to win an award

Turning it up: Dylan Scott followed her by singing his track Nobody

Turning it up: Dylan Scott followed her by singing his track Nobody

The CMTs are known for their collaborations, and Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne showed the wisdom of that approach with a propulsive version of Lighten Up from the Bonnaroo farm.

Nominee Carly Pearce looked lovely in feathery white shorts and a matching jacket when she stepped out to introduce the next performer, Thomas Rhett.

She quoted him to express his pleasure at getting back to performing for crowds: ‘Man, it feels good to be country again.’ 

Afterward, Brown introduced his cohost Ballerini as she made her first performance of the evening from a Nashville rooftop with Paul Klein. The two made the world television performance premiere of I Quit Drinking. 

Without a break, Tenille Arts then jumped into her poppier song Somebody Like That. 

Back at it: Nominee Carly looked lovely in feathery white shorts and a matching jacket when she stepped out to introduce the next performer, Thomas Rhett.

Back at it: Nominee Carly looked lovely in feathery white shorts and a matching jacket when she stepped out to introduce the next performer, Thomas Rhett.

On the mark: She quoted him to express his pleasure at getting back to performing for crowds: 'Man, it feels good to be country again.' Fittingly, he sang Country Again

 On the mark: She quoted him to express his pleasure at getting back to performing for crowds: ‘Man, it feels good to be country again.’ Fittingly, he sang Country Again

Drying out: Afterward, Brown introduced his cohost Ballerini as she made her first performance of the evening from a Nashville rooftop with Paul Klein. The two made the world television performance premiere of I Quit Drinking

Drying out: Afterward, Brown introduced his cohost Ballerini as she made her first performance of the evening from a Nashville rooftop with Paul Klein. The two made the world television performance premiere of I Quit Drinking

Keeping it short: Without a break, Tenille Arts then jumped into her poppier song Somebody Like That

Keeping it short: Without a break, Tenille Arts then jumped into her poppier song Somebody Like That

LA-based Comedian Iliza Shlesinger might have been a surprising choice to present, but she shared that she grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was a big country music fan.

After joking about how much female country singers like to sing about ‘murder’ and vandalism, she suggested it could be fodder for a new CSI show.

She announced the award for Collaborative Video of the Year, which went to Chris Young and co-host Kane Brown for Famous Friends.

Young called Brown his ‘brother’ and a ‘friend,’ while Brown said he was honored to have presented Young’s first CMT award the year before and been part of his second win this year. 

Unusual choice: LA-based Comedian Iliza Shlesinger might have been a surprising choice to present, but she shared that she grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was a big country music fan

Unusual choice: LA-based Comedian Iliza Shlesinger might have been a surprising choice to present, but she shared that she grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was a big country music fan

Having a laugh: After joking about how much female country singers like to sing about 'murder' and vandalism, she suggested it could be fodder for a new CSI show

Having a laugh: After joking about how much female country singers like to sing about ‘murder’ and vandalism, she suggested it could be fodder for a new CSI show

Pals: She announced the award for Collaborative Video of the Year, which went to Chris Young and co-host Kane Brown for Famous Friends

Pals: She announced the award for Collaborative Video of the Year, which went to Chris Young and co-host Kane Brown for Famous Friends

Next up performing was Ingrid Andress with a solo piano version of her song Lady Like. She was filling in for Maren Morris, who would have been performing one of her own tracks.

After she wrapped it up, JP Saxe joined her for a duet of his song Like That.

The next big performance belonged to the Nashville-based singer–songwriter Breland and Mickey Guyton with a version of his song Cross Country.

They led into a chugging rendition of Gladys Knight’s 1969 classic Friendship Train in which she showed off her legendary pipes with Guyton and Breland sticking around to accompany her.

Knight is known more for soul music than country, and she hued toward her comfort zone throughout the thrilling performance. She held the final note long after Guyton and Breland gave up to show she still had it.

Afterward, Blanco Brown proved his country bonafides with Nobody’s More Country. 

Smooth: The next big performance belonged to the Nashville-based singer¿songwriter Breland and Mickey Guyton with a version of his song Cross Country

Smooth: The next big performance belonged to the Nashville-based singer–songwriter Breland and Mickey Guyton with a version of his song Cross Country

Legend: They led into a chugging rendition of Gladys Knight's 1969 classic Friendship Train in which she showed off her legendary pipes with Guyton and Breland sticking around to accompany her

Legend: They led into a chugging rendition of Gladys Knight’s 1969 classic Friendship Train in which she showed off her legendary pipes with Guyton and Breland sticking around to accompany her

Still got it: Knight is known more for soul music than country, and she hued toward her comfort zone throughout the thrilling performance. She held the final note long after Guyton and Breland gave up to show she still had it

Still got it: Knight is known more for soul music than country, and she hued toward her comfort zone throughout the thrilling performance. She held the final note long after Guyton and Breland gave up to show she still had it

Claiming his spot: Afterward, Blanco Brown proved his country bonafides with Nobody's More Country

Claiming his spot: Afterward, Blanco Brown proved his country bonafides with Nobody’s More Country

Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina were next up to lean into country music’s penchant for breakup songs with the aptly titled track Getting Over Him.

Co-host Kane Brown scored another big win afterward when earlier winners Little Big Town returned to present him with the award for Male Video of the Year for his romantic song Worship You.

He thanked the video’s director and said it was the ‘most nervous’ he’d been all night. 

Afterward, the ‘country newcomer’ Lainey Wilson gave a short performance of Things A Man Oughta Know. 

Chemistry: Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina were next up to lean into country music's penchant for breakup songs with the aptly titled track Getting Over Him

Chemistry: Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina were next up to lean into country music’s penchant for breakup songs with the aptly titled track Getting Over Him

Strong start: Dylan Scott gushed that it was his first award ever when he won Breakthrough Video of the Year for his song Nobody

Strong start: Dylan Scott gushed that it was his first award ever when he won Breakthrough Video of the Year for his song Nobody

Back for more: Co-host Kane Brown scored another big win afterward when earlier winners Little Big Town returned to present him with the award for Male Video of the Year for his romantic song Worship You

Back for more: Co-host Kane Brown scored another big win afterward when earlier winners Little Big Town returned to present him with the award for Male Video of the Year for his romantic song Worship You

Rising star: Afterward, the 'country newcomer' Lainey Wilson gave a short performance of Things A Man Oughta Know

Rising star: Afterward, the ‘country newcomer’ Lainey Wilson gave a short performance of Things A Man Oughta Know

Oscar and Grammy winner H.E.R. brought some cross-genre star power to the CMTs when she joined Chris Stapleton for a version of her song Hold On with some impressive lead guitar playing from the singer (born Gabriella Wilson) that perfectly matched her vocal line.

Stapleton added a rawer complement to her sweet vocals when he took over on the second verse.

The two traded scorching lead guitar lines on an instrumental break that showed off their skills. 

The mood changed toward more reverence when the Christian rock band Needtobreathe took over from the Bonnaroo farm in Manchester with Carrie Underwood joining them for the single I Wanna Remember.  

Changing it up: Oscar and Grammy winner H.E.R. brought some cross-genre star power to the CMTs when she joined Chris Stapleton for a version of her song Hold On with some impressive lead guitar playing from the singer (born Gabriella Wilson) that perfectly matched her vocal line

Changing it up: Oscar and Grammy winner H.E.R. brought some cross-genre star power to the CMTs when she joined Chris Stapleton for a version of her song Hold On with some impressive lead guitar playing from the singer (born Gabriella Wilson) that perfectly matched her vocal line

His turn: Stapleton added a rawer complement to her sweet vocals when he took over on the second verse

His turn: Stapleton added a rawer complement to her sweet vocals when he took over on the second verse

Guitar whizzes: The two traded scorching lead guitar lines on an instrumental break that showed off their skills

Guitar whizzes: The two traded scorching lead guitar lines on an instrumental break that showed off their skills

Niko Moon followed them up with a quick version of his song Good Time.

Gladys Knight was back after the break to salute the women of country music and announce the winner of Female Video of the Year.

The award went to Gabby Barrett, who had dropped out of the ceremony and her performances on Monday in an Instagram post, though Knight ‘gladly’ accepted it on her behalf.

Dylan Scott returned to the stage to introduce his upcoming tour mate Luke Bryan, who sang his poppy ballad Down To One atop a Nashville rooftop. 

Mixing it up: The mood changed toward more reverence when the Christian rock band Needtobreathe took over from the Bonnaroo farm in Manchester with Carrie Underwood joining them for the single I Wanna Remember

Mixing it up: The mood changed toward more reverence when the Christian rock band Needtobreathe took over from the Bonnaroo farm in Manchester with Carrie Underwood joining them for the single I Wanna Remember

Letting loose: Niko Moon followed them up with a quick version of his song Good Time

Letting loose: Niko Moon followed them up with a quick version of his song Good Time

High in the sky: Dylan Scott returned to the stage to introduce his upcoming tour mate Luke Bryan, who sang his poppy ballad Down To One atop a Nashville rooftop

High in the sky: Dylan Scott returned to the stage to introduce his upcoming tour mate Luke Bryan, who sang his poppy ballad Down To One atop a Nashville rooftop

Last year’s ceremony had to be moved back from its scheduled June date to October of 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, though Wednesday night’s show will have more of sense of normalcy as Covid-19 cases continued to decrease and vaccination rates rise across the US. 

In addition to the standard array of country stars, the CMT Music Awards will be stocked with artists not usually associated with country music.

John Legend scored a Video of the Year nomination for his duet Hallelujah with Carrie Underwood, while pop rocker Pink earned a nomination for Collaborative Video of the Year for One Too Many, a duet with Keith Urban.

Back for more: The 2021 CMT Music Awards will be held in its longtime home in Nashville, with Kane Brown returning to co-host along with newcomer Kelsea Ballerini; seen together on May 12

Back for more: The 2021 CMT Music Awards will be held in its longtime home in Nashville, with Kane Brown returning to co-host along with newcomer Kelsea Ballerini; seen together on May 12

Hosts and nominees: Both artists are nominated for three awards each this year. Kane recalled winning his first industry award at the ceremony in a statement last month

Hosts and nominees: Both artists are nominated for three awards each this year. Kane recalled winning his first industry award at the ceremony in a statement last month

In addition to the two co-hosts, Little Big Town is close behind with three nominations, while Mickey Guyton has two. It’s particularly impressive for Guyton, as this is the first year she has been nominated at the CMT Music Awards.

The ceremony will have plenty of star power on stage as the Avengers star Anthony Mackie drops by to present, while Freaks And Geeks actress Busy Philipps will also be on hand. 

The show airs Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EST and will be available to viewers on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia, though viewers looking for a free viewing option online are out of luck.

Red carpet: Attendees, honorees, and presenters hit the CMT Music Awards red carpet before the big show to put their individual fashion sense on full display; Kelsea Ballerini pictured

 Barbie girl: Kelsea Ballerini, who is co-hosting the ceremony with Kane Brown, leaned on her Barbie instincts by gracing the night’s step-and-repeat in a vinyl hot pink two piece

Blonde bombshell: She wore her lengthy blonde hair in waves with two braids in the front to frame her face

Blonde bombshell: She wore her lengthy blonde hair in waves with two braids in the front to frame her face

Blonde bombshell: She wore her lengthy blonde hair in waves with two braids in the front to frame her face

Bringing the drama: Mickey Guyton, who is slated to perform with Gladys Knight, made jaws drop in a pale yellow gown with a dramatic side slit that exposed her shapely legs

Bringing the drama: Mickey Guyton, who is slated to perform with Gladys Knight, made jaws drop in a pale yellow gown with a dramatic side slit that exposed her shapely legs

All in the details: The Black Like Me hitmaker, 37, slipped her feet into a pair of pointed pumps of the same shade and carried her essentials in glistening gold clutch

All in the details: The Black Like Me hitmaker, 37, slipped her feet into a pair of pointed pumps of the same shade and carried her essentials in glistening gold clutch

All in the details: The Black Like Me hitmaker, 37, slipped her feet into a pair of pointed pumps of the same shade and carried her essentials in glistening gold clutch

Queens: Mickey stops to pose for a photo with legendary performer Gladys Knight (right)

Queens: Mickey stops to pose for a photo with legendary performer Gladys Knight (right)

Edgy: H.E.R. showcased her killer curves in an edgy all black ensemble complete with a sexy netted top that exposed her bra

Edgy: H.E.R. showcased her killer curves in an edgy all black ensemble complete with a sexy netted top that exposed her bra

Nice touch! The 23-year-old artist completed her ensemble with a sexy pleated mini skirt and a pair of rhinestone-covered boots with silver toes

Nice touch! The 23-year-old artist completed her ensemble with a sexy pleated mini skirt and a pair of rhinestone-covered boots with silver toes

Mixed mediums: Taking a note from Kelsea's book, comedian Iliza Shlesinger slipped her toned physique into a hot pink satin gown with a sexy mesh bodice

Mixed mediums: Taking a note from Kelsea’s book, comedian Iliza Shlesinger slipped her toned physique into a hot pink satin gown with a sexy mesh bodice

Chic: The standup star, 38, styled her jaw-length hair in cohesive curls stemming from a side part

Chic: The standup star, 38, styled her jaw-length hair in cohesive curls stemming from a side part

Chic: The standup star, 38, styled her jaw-length hair in cohesive curls stemming from a side part

Amazing! Gladys Knight proved she is defying the aging process as she arrived to the night's award ceremony in Nashville

Amazing! Gladys Knight proved she is defying the aging process as she arrived to the night’s award ceremony in Nashville

Elegance: The 77-year-old star wowed in an elegant white dress that stopped at her knees and featured flattering lace sleeves

Elegance: The 77-year-old star wowed in an elegant white dress that stopped at her knees and featured flattering lace sleeves

Elegance: The 77-year-old star wowed in an elegant white dress that stopped at her knees and featured flattering lace sleeves

Furry friend: Carly Pearce had some furry support on Wednesday night as she arrived to the ceremony with her beloved pooch June

Furry friend: Carly Pearce had some furry support on Wednesday night as she arrived to the ceremony with her beloved pooch June

Coordinated: The 31-year-old singer-songwriter let her dog walked the red carpet on a light pink leash that coordinated with her own feminine getup

Coordinated: The 31-year-old singer-songwriter let her dog walked the red carpet on a light pink leash that coordinated with her own feminine getup

Coordinated: The 31-year-old singer-songwriter let her dog walked the red carpet on a light pink leash that coordinated with her own feminine getup

Making it work: Lindsay Ell did not her recent injury get her down by decking out her boot to match her showy silver dress

Making it work: Lindsay Ell did not her recent injury get her down by decking out her boot to match her showy silver dress

Nailed it: The Canadian singer, 32, wrapped her boot in chrome toned tape, which perfectly coordinated with the sequin detailing on her dress

Nailed it: The Canadian singer, 32, wrapped her boot in chrome toned tape, which perfectly coordinated with the sequin detailing on her dress

All together: Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild of musical group Little Big Town stayed true to their stylish selves as they graced the carpet in contrasting looks

All together: Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild of musical group Little Big Town stayed true to their stylish selves as they graced the carpet in contrasting looks

Contrast: Schlapman looked effortlessly glam in a plunging colorblock dress, while Fairchild provided a bit of 80s nostalgia in a gaudy floral print mini dress and thigh-high satin boots

Contrast: Schlapman looked effortlessly glam in a plunging colorblock dress, while Fairchild provided a bit of 80s nostalgia in a gaudy floral print mini dress and thigh-high satin boots

Contrast: Schlapman looked effortlessly glam in a plunging colorblock dress, while Fairchild provided a bit of 80s nostalgia in a gaudy floral print mini dress and thigh-high satin boots

Legend: After getting their own photos, Little Big Town snagged a pic with legend Gladys Knight

Legend: After getting their own photos, Little Big Town snagged a pic with legend Gladys Knight

Keep 'em coming! Another beloved country group, Lady A, arrived to the 2021 ceremony in style

Keep ’em coming! Another beloved country group, Lady A, arrived to the 2021 ceremony in style

Bold: The band's leading lady Hillary Scott highlighting her curves in a colorful striped dress with a plunging neckline

Bold: The band’s leading lady Hillary Scott highlighting her curves in a colorful striped dress with a plunging neckline

Suave: Kane Brown, who is hosting the ceremony alongside Kelsea Ballerini, looked suave in a grey three-piece suit with a patterned silk shirt layered beneath it

Suave: Kane Brown, who is hosting the ceremony alongside Kelsea Ballerini, looked suave in a grey three-piece suit with a patterned silk shirt layered beneath it

Suave: Kane Brown, who is hosting the ceremony alongside Kelsea Ballerini, looked suave in a grey three-piece suit with a patterned silk shirt layered beneath it

Support system: The singer-songwriter, 27, was accompanied by his stunning wife Katelyn Jae, who he married in 2018

Support system: The singer-songwriter, 27, was accompanied by his stunning wife Katelyn Jae, who he married in 2018

Risky: Lauren Alaina took a major fashion risk by rocking an avant-garde jumpsuit with one side featuring a beige tulle half-skirt

Risky: Lauren Alaina took a major fashion risk by rocking an avant-garde jumpsuit with one side featuring a beige tulle half-skirt

Sparkles: Lainey Wilson and Tenille Arts brought the glitz by incorporating a generous amount of glitter and rhinestones into their looks; Wilson pictured

Sparkles: Lainey Wilson and Tenille Arts brought the glitz by incorporating a generous amount of glitter and rhinestones into their looks; Arts pictured

Sparkles: Lainey Wilson and Tenille Arts brought the glitz by incorporating a generous amount of glitter and rhinestones into their looks

Groovy: Wilson, 29, was clearly inspired by the 1970s with her flared trousers and snakeskin blouse

Groovy: Wilson, 29, was clearly inspired by the 1970s with her flared trousers and snakeskin blouse

Plaid: Blanco Brown and Rickey Minor got all decked out in differing plaid patterns, which gave their ensembles an overall preppy look; Blanco pictured

Plaid: Blanco Brown and Rickey Minor got all decked out in differing plaid patterns, which gave their ensembles an overall preppy look; Rickey pictured

Plaid: Blanco Brown and Rickey Minor got all decked out in differing plaid patterns, which gave their ensembles an overall preppy look

Country crooner: Trace Adkins looked regal in a striking black cowboy hat as she posed up a storm with his wife Victoria Pratt

Country crooner: Trace Adkins looked regal in a striking black cowboy hat as she posed up a storm with his wife Victoria Pratt

Date night? A few other fashion-forward couples in attendance were Taylor Lewan and his wife Taylin Gallacher, as well as Niko and Anna Moon

Date night? A few other fashion-forward couples in attendance were Taylor Lewan and his wife Taylin Gallacher, as well as Niko and Anna Moon

Date night? A few other fashion-forward couples in attendance were Taylor Lewan and his wife Taylin Gallacher, as well as Niko and Anna Moon

Three is NOT a crowd: Putting all three of their individual styles on display for their fans at home, Colton Pack, Garrett Nichols, and Zach Beeken of Restless Road happily walked the CMT Awards red carpet together

Three is NOT a crowd: Putting all three of their individual styles on display for their fans at home, Colton Pack, Garrett Nichols, and Zach Beeken of Restless Road happily walked the CMT Awards red carpet together

Simplicity: Proving that simplicity packs a punch, Breland and fellow musician Chris Young modeled muted ensembles with flattering cuts

Simplicity: Proving that simplicity packs a punch, Breland and fellow musician Chris Young modeled muted ensembles with flattering cuts

Simplicity: Proving that simplicity packs a punch, Breland and fellow musician Chris Young modeled muted ensembles with flattering cuts



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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split after he’s spotted with three women

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split after he’s spotted with three women
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split after he’s spotted with three women


Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have split up once again, according to a report. 

The news comes curiously after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed how Thompson, 30, disappeared into a bedroom with three women at a Bel Air house party over the weekend.

Despite sources saying they broke up ‘a couple of weeks ago’, Tristan and Khloe, 36, were seen putting on a united front together with their three-year-old daughter True in Calabasas just last Thursday afternoon. 

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split after he’s spotted with three women

Split! Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson ‘break up again’… after he’s spotted with three women at Bel Air house party (Pictured, 2018) 

‘They’re getting along. There is no drama,’ a source claimed to PageSix on Monday. ‘Everything is amicable and they are on the same page with co-parenting.’  

However, on Friday, Tristan was seen disappearing into a bedroom with three women during a Bel Air birthday party – and emerged ‘disheveled’ 30 minutes later. 

The Boston Celtics star’s antics came less than 24 hours after he was and Khloe were out enjoying lunch and playing happy families.

Thompson was then pictured looking worse for wear on Sunday night for Father’s Day, as held his head down in a vehicle at around 2:30am, after partying at LA hotspot the Nightingale Plaza. 

Rough night? Thompson was also pictured looking worse for wear on Sunday night for Father's Day, as held his head down in a vehicle at around 2:30am

Party time: The Boston Celtics star appeared to be having a riot over the weekend in LA

Rough night? Thompson was also pictured looking worse for wear on Sunday night for Father’s Day, as held his head down in a vehicle at around 2:30am

Khloe and Tristan’s split also comes as the pair were seen trying to work things out on the final two episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 

The on/off couple were filmed recently for the show talking about the future together, with Khloe even considering a move to Boston to be near him – as she continued to talk about having another child together. 

But over the weekend, it appeared that the pair were on different paths, as Thompson was pictured at a Bel Air house party. 

United front: Khoe and Tristan have been talking about their future together on the show, and recently united for Father's Day

United front: Khoe and Tristan have been talking about their future together on the show, and recently united for Father’s Day 

Sources exclusively told DailyMail.com that Thompson headed straight for the bar after arriving at the party just after midnight and did a round of ultra-luxurious Deleon tequila shots while swigging Moet champagne before repeatedly grabbing the bottom of a female guest. 

The source told DailyMail.com: ‘Tristan came in after midnight and shook a bunch of guy’s hands. He was wishing Chubbs Happy Birthday.

‘He immediately beelined to the bar where there were tons of girls; we could hear him yelling let’s do shots!

‘He was having a blast – he was actually laughing and simultaneously taking shots and drinking straight out of a bottle of champagne.

‘He was repeatedly grabbing this one girl’s butt so we all knew he was totally into her.’

Happy families: Tristan, Khloe, and True are seen having lunch together in Calabasas just last Thursday

Happy families: Tristan, Khloe, and True are seen having lunch together in Calabasas just last Thursday 

Despite sources close to Khloe claiming everything is ‘amicable’ between the pair, his latest efforts but surely come with a sting.

On Sunday, Khloe was seen on the second part of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion saying she rebuilt trust with Tristan after seeing how hard he fought to get back with her. 

The couple – who recently reconciled – started dating in 2016 and welcomed their daughter True in 2018, just days after it was reported that the NBA player had cheated on Khloe multiple times. 

Asked if she trusts Tristan, Khloe told host Andy Cohen: ‘I mean, I definitely trust him as a friend and all those things… What I need to find out, everything comes my way. I just need to trust and focus on today and go day by day. I can’t worry too much about everything else. 

Ouch: Khloe was seen on Sunday talking about how Tristan had worked hard to rebuild her trust

Ouch: Khloe was seen on Sunday talking about how Tristan had worked hard to rebuild her trust 

‘I know the growth and the work that he’s done. I know all the help that he’s got, and the constant efforts that he makes every single day, and how hard he fought to get back with me currently. I don’t understand why someone would go through all that if they weren’t really serious,’ she said.

The two-part reunion was reportedly filmed in early April, before the latest scandal broke when Tristan was accused of cheating with a model named Sydney Chase.

During filming, Khloe was still wearing the massive diamond Tristan gave her, on her left hand. In recent snaps shared to her Instagram, however, the Good American founder appears to have removed the rock.

Precious moments: Khloe documented the birth of her daughter, at a hospital in Cleveland, for season 15 of KUWTK

Precious moments: Khloe documented the birth of her daughter, at a hospital in Cleveland, for season 15 of KUWTK

Troubled: Khloe made sure that Tristan was in the delivery room - just days after reports that the athlete had cheated on her while she was pregnant

Troubled: Khloe made sure that Tristan was in the delivery room – just days after reports that the athlete had cheated on her while she was pregnant 

The mom-of-one also admitted that she wants more kids with the Boston Celtics player.

Talking about the couple’s potential surrogacy journey, Khloe said that the process had been more difficult that she expected – partly because of COVID restrictions and her own personal feelings about not carrying the baby herself.

‘I thought it would be an easy process’ she said. It’s challenging for me.’

In April 2018 Khloe documented the birth of her daughter, at a hospital in Cleveland, for season 15 of KUWTK and memorably made sure that Tristan was in the delivery room. It came just days after reports that the athlete had cheated on her while she was pregnant.

Making claims: Tristan was allegedly in touch with 'fling' Sydney Chase (pictured) the day after daughter True's 3rd birthday on April 12, which sparked trouble again

Making claims: Tristan was allegedly in touch with ‘fling’ Sydney Chase (pictured) the day after daughter True’s 3rd birthday on April 12, which sparked trouble again 



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Ellen Pompeo Has Great Response After ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Viewer Shreds Season 17 As ‘Trash’

Ellen Pompeo Has Great Response After ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Viewer Shreds Season 17 As ‘Trash’
Ellen Pompeo Has Great Response After ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Viewer Shreds Season 17 As ‘Trash’



Ellen Pompeo doesn’t mind if you find fault with her performance on “Grey’s Anatomy” ― in fact, she welcomes the criticism. 

The actor, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey, came to the defense of a viewer who deemed the latest season of ABC’s long-running medical drama “dumpster [fire] trash.” 

“Seventeen seasons we can’t please everyone all the time,” Pompeo tweeted Friday, adding that “it’s definitely not easy keeping it going and keeping it great.” 

She went on to thank the viewer for tuning in anyway and for their honest feedback.  

Pompeo urged others not to criticize the viewer, arguing that it was a valid opinion and noting that “the only show I’ve ever stuck with until the end” was HBO’s “The Sopranos.” 

“Not to mention people are pretty much allowed to feel however they want after this really fucked up couple of years we have had,” she said

“Grey’s Anatomy,” created by Shonda Rhimes, was an instant smash when it premiered in 2005.

The series put Pompeo, as well as Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl and Sandra Oh, on the Hollywood map. Since then, most of the original stars have left the show, with their characters often meeting tragic fates. In 2017, however, Pompeo signed a new record-breaking contact for more than $20 million, making her the highest-paid woman in a TV drama. 

The following year, the actor cited the LGBTQ-inclusive storylines of “Grey’s Anatomy” as one of her incentives for sticking with the show. 

“We’re touching lives and making a difference,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview at the time. 

Season 17, which wrapped earlier this month, was set amid the COVID-19 pandemic and saw Dempsey and original cast member T.R. Knight return for guest appearances. 





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Alex Rodriguez Rents Home Near Jennifer Lopez, As He’s Spotted With Ben Affleck’s Ex

Alex Rodriguez Rents Home Near Jennifer Lopez, As He’s Spotted With Ben Affleck’s Ex
Alex Rodriguez Rents Home Near Jennifer Lopez, As He’s Spotted With Ben Affleck’s Ex



The dulcet tones of Chris Martin singing “Fix You” can only do so much healing, as Alex Rodriguez has apparently advanced to the petty phase of his breakup with Jennifer Lopez.

In moves that are bound to land the former MLB star on his ex-fiancée’s radar, Rodriguez has rented a mansion in Bridgehampton, New York, for the summer, a stone’s throw from Lopez’s own residence in Water Mill, according to Page Six.

Over the weekend, Rodriguez shared a video of himself on Instagram shooting hoops outside his new Hamptons abode, which, as Page Six notes, is only a three-minute drive from Lopez’s home.

And in case there’s any doubt that Rodriguez knew just how close his new mansion is to Lopez’s: The two spent last summer together at her sprawling estate before calling it quits earlier this year.

The music superstar has, of course, since rekindled her romance with Ben Affleck after nearly two decades apart, with reports claiming that Rodriguez was “very shocked” about their reunion. 

But just when you think this split couldn’t get even messier, the retired athlete was seen at the birthday party of Lindsay Shookus, a longtime “Saturday Night Live” producer ― and Affleck’s former girlfriend ― over the weekend.

In video taken at the intimate backyard gathering, Rodriguez is sitting next to Shookus, who dated Affleck on-and-off for years before the two finally went their separate ways in 2019. 

Shookus is apparently friendly with all parties involved. She was seen attending a cast dinner with both Lopez and Rodriguez in 2019 before the “Hustlers” star hosted the late-night sketch show.

As for whether there are sparks between Rodriguez and Shookus, a representative for the baseball star told Page Six “there is absolutely zero there,” adding: “They’ve been friends for 15 years.”

But, as this truly wild summer of couplings and re-couplings has shown us, no one is safe from the celebrity chaos of 2021.





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Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez rents a $5M mansion ONE MILE from her $10M home in Hamptons

Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez rents a M mansion ONE MILE from her M home in Hamptons
Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez rents a M mansion ONE MILE from her M home in Hamptons


Alex Rodriguez seems to want to stay near his ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez this summer.

The former baseball great has rented a $5M mansion in Bridgehampton on New York’s Long Island which is only a three minute drive from the Dance Again singer’s $10M home in Water Mill, according to PageSix.

This comes as the Dinero singer, 51, has been seen kissing her other ex fiance Ben Affleck, 48, in Malibu whom she reunited with in April just after splitting from A-Rod.

Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez rents a M mansion ONE MILE from her M home in Hamptons

Hi Jenny! Alex Rodriguez seems to want to stay near his ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez this summer. The former baseball great has rented a $5M mansion in Bridgehampton on New York’s Long Island; seen outside his new rental this weekend

Roomy digs: His new pad is gray shingled with a total of 9,200-square-feet; there are seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms

 Roomy digs: His new pad is gray shingled with a total of 9,200-square-feet; there are seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms

The outlet claimed that Alex, 45, has already settled into his home as he shared a video from outside the place this weekend when he was shooting hoops. 

His new pad is gray shingled with a total of 9,200-square-feet; there are seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. 

The Hamptons is one of the places Jennifer and Alex use to visit as they enjoyed their three year romance before calling it quits earlier this year.

Done: The two split earlier this year, breaking their engagement; seen in January 2020

Done: The two split earlier this year, breaking their engagement; seen in January 2020

Her Hamptons home: The Jenny From the Block singer has a $10M home in Water Mill

Her Hamptons home: The Jenny From the Block singer has a $10M home in Water Mill

Just a short drive for A-Rod! Water Mill and Bridgehampton are very close to each other

Just a short drive for A-Rod! Water Mill and Bridgehampton are very close to each other

They often shared images from Jen’s sprawling Water Mill home that is over 8,500 square feet as their kids – she has Max and Emme with ex Marc Anthony and he has Ella and Natasha with ex Cynthia Scurtis.

According to People, the Hustlers actress plans on staying at her Hamptons residence this summer with her kids and perhaps on-again Affleck.

That means Lopez is likely to run into Rodriguez who is only one mile away in Bridgehampton. 

Her back yard: In a video shared last summer, Jennifer gave a good look at her patio

 Her back yard: In a video shared last summer, Jennifer gave a good look at her patio

So many places to party: There is also a dining area by the swimming pool and pool cabana

So many places to party: There is also a dining area by the swimming pool and pool cabana

Lopez at play: In this image Jennifer is seen from the back as she plays a game with her kids, her mom and Alex

Lopez at play: In this image Jennifer is seen from the back as she plays a game with her kids, her mom and Alex 

Though Jennifer is not in the Hamptons yet – she was seen shopping in Beverly Hills over the weekend – she should be there soon.

Alex is firmly in the Hamptons these days as on Friday he held a meeting with his A-Rod Corp staffers at the Sag Harbor restaurant Le Bilboquet, PageSix also reported.

He was with his nephew Nick Silva as well as Liz Cohen, a business development manager at A-Rod Corp. 

Jennifer her been in Los Angeles to be near Ben, who co-parents three kids with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Earlier this week, the Argo star and director was spotted having a steamy makeout session with J.Lo at the swanky Japanese restaurant Nobu Malibu during a dinner in honor of her younger sister Lynda Lopez’s 50th birthday.

Another view of her posh digs: The siren working out outside her mansion last year

He did the same: Alex made himself home at Jennifer's spread; seen here in 2020

Another view of her posh digs: The siren working out outside her mansion last year. Alex made himself home at Jennifer’s spread; seen here in 2020

The twins were both in close proximity and Max was even seen approaching the lovebirds just after they locked lips.

Despite the potentially awkward interaction, Ben seems to have already made a positive impression with the kids. 

‘Her kids really like Ben and think he’s funny and fun to be around,’ a source close to the Jenny From The Block singer told E! News earlier this week. ‘He’s totally won the family over with his charm.’

Another person at the party for Jennifer’s sister noted how easily the Oscar winner socialized with his on-again partner’s twins.

The way they were: Rodriguez and Lopez attend the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios in February 2020 in Hollywood

The way they were: Rodriguez and Lopez attend the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios in February 2020 in Hollywood

‘Ben was very good with them. He was asking them questions and smiling,’ an eyewitness shared. ‘He was very engaged and seemed to like hanging out with them. They all left together and Ben opened the car door for the kids and made sure they got inside. He was smiling the whole night and seemed very happy with the family.’

His charm assault also extends to the Out Of Sight star’s mother Guadalupe, who was seen spending some time in a Las Vegas casino earlier this month as he directed a film project. 

‘Guadalupe loves Ben and is happy that he is back in Jennifer’s life,’ a source told E! News.

What's old is new again: Jennifer her been in Los Angeles to be near Ben, who co-parents three kids with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Earlier this week, the Argo star and director was spotted having a steamy makeout session with J.Lo at the swanky Japanese restaurant Nobu Malibu. Seen in 2002

What’s old is new again: Jennifer her been in Los Angeles to be near Ben, who co-parents three kids with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Earlier this week, the Argo star and director was spotted having a steamy makeout session with J.Lo at the swanky Japanese restaurant Nobu Malibu. Seen in 2002

‘They enjoy gambling together and have done it in the past,’ they added. ‘Ben had the opportunity to work in Vegas this week and she came out.’

Jennifer was seen a week ago being driven away from Ben’s home in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood after spending some time together.

Their renewed relationship seems to be a kind of wish fulfillment for the actress, who sees Ben as ‘the one that got away,’ a source told Page Six earlier this week.

‘Jennifer always saw Ben as the one that got away. She was crushed after they broke up, though she felt at the time that she had no other choice but to call off their engagement,’ the insider said. 



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Kate Middleton, Prince William Share Never-Before-Seen Photo For Father’s Day

Kate Middleton, Prince William Share Never-Before-Seen Photo For Father’s Day
Kate Middleton, Prince William Share Never-Before-Seen Photo For Father’s Day


Kate Middleton and Prince William’s social media accounts posted a sweet tribute with a special, previously unseen photo to mark Father’s Day on Sunday.

The royals’ account shared a video message with four pictures alongside the caption, “Wishing fathers everywhere a happy Father’s Day.”

The never-before-seen snap shows William with his three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The royal holds little Louis, while George hugs his father’s leg and Charlotte gives the camera a sweet smile. The photo is from 2019’s Trooping the Colour celebration. 

A closer look at the never-before-seen photo shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's social media accounts for Father's



A closer look at the never-before-seen photo shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media accounts for Father’s Day. 

The other photos in the post show Prince Charles lying on the grass with a young Prince Harry and William; the Duchess of Cambridge with her father, George Middleton, as he walked her down the aisle at the royal wedding in 2011, and the late Prince Philip surrounded by his grandchildren. 

The photo with Philip, which was taken at Balmoral in 2018, was only recently shared by the royal family in a tribute after the Duke of Edinburgh died in April. 

Princess Eugenie also gave royal fans a sneak peek of her home life with her baby son, thanks to a heartwarming post dedicated to her husband, Jack Brooksbank, for his first Father’s Day.

The pictures show a grinning Jack walking with the couple’s son, August, in a stroller, him cuddling with his sleeping son on the couch and the family of three posing together. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was born Feb. 9 at The Portland Hospital in London. 

“Happy Father’s Day to you my love,” the royal wrote in the caption of the social media post on Sunday. “You are the ultimate father to our boy!!” 

Social media accounts for Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Royal Family’s official account (which represents Queen Elizabeth and other members of the family), also shared tributes for Father’s Day: 

Though Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not have or use social media accounts at the moment, the Duchess of Sussex spoke about her husband and their son, Archie, in a segment for NPR that aired on Father’s Day. 

Meghan gave her first ― and only ― interview to NPR about her new children’s book, “The Bench,” which was inspired by a Father’s Day gift and poem she gave to the duke before his first time celebrating the holiday. The interview, which was pre-taped before the birth of the couple’s daughter, Lili, is Meghan’s first since speaking with Oprah Winfrey for a bombshell special earlier this year. 

“As most of us do, you go, what am I going to get them as a gift?” Meghan told NPR’s Samantha Balaban for Weekend Edition’s children’s book series. “And I thought I just wanted something sentimental and a place for him to have as a bit of a home base with our son.” 

The duchess ended up giving Harry a bench, along with a plaque that read “This is your bench/Where life will begin/For you and our son/Our baby, our kin.”





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Bennifer 2.0 Got You Pining For Your Ex? Therapists Say Forget It

Bennifer 2.0 Got You Pining For Your Ex? Therapists Say Forget It
Bennifer 2.0 Got You Pining For Your Ex? Therapists Say Forget It


The one that got away. The long lost soulmate. The what-could-have-been. The unlikely romantic rapprochement between Ben Affleck, 48, and Jennifer Lopez, 51, has captured the public interest with an intensity that feels like a throwback to a time before reality TV when there was a limit to how many famous people we were allowed to care about. Photos of the once-engaged couple merely disembarking a plane together made global headlines. By the time the New York Post got a photo of an actual kiss, even people who could not name one J.Lo song were riveted.

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Why this middle-aged couple and why now? Part of it, of course, is the duo’s storied history. They met on the set of a legendarily bad movie (Gigli) in 2002 when she was married. They made scandalous music videos on yachts, got engaged with a pink diamond, weathered several tabloid scandals and another poorly received movie (Jersey Girl), called off one wedding ceremony the day before it was to take place, and eventually broke up in early 2004. Six months later she married Marc Anthony. The following year, he married Jennifer Garner. That’s a whole lot of narrative arc in three short years.

But for many folks, Bennifer 2.0 (3.0, if you count the whole Jennifer Garner marriage) is more than just a standard issue famous couple fairy tale. It’s personal. “I think we all know this feeling on different levels and we see something of ourselves in what’s happening with Ben and J.Lo,” says James Sexton, a New York divorce lawyer and author of How to Stay in Love. “At some point we all had a connection with our exes.” Seeing a couple reunite can remind people of the road not taken in their lives, or what young love was like, or of a lover they regret losing. And of course, in memory, all exes take on an idealized celebrity-esque sheen; like Lopez, they still seem remarkably untouched by time. Like Affleck, they seem to be the kind of interesting and fixable.

Therapists say it’s not unusual for people to hanker after lost loves, long after the relationship has ended. “In my experience, sometimes people feel they found a true love at an age that was too young to be able to stay with that person,” says Daphne de Marneffe, therapist and author of The Rough Patch. “Immaturity, wanting more experience, poor relationship skills doomed things and they got broken up with, and yet that person remains ‘the one that got away’ long after they’ve married someone else.” Indeed, in 2016, while Affleck was married to Jennifer Garner, Lopez told People that their breakup was not because they didn’t love each other: “I think different time, different thing, who knows what could’ve happened, but there was a genuine love there.”

Lopez and Affleck Filming
WireImageJennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Filming “Jersey Girl” in 2002

The pandemic, which has kept people apart from each other, has amplified the yearning for connection, say therapists. “I think [the fuss is due to] COVID, frankly,” says Julie Gottman, therapist and co-author of several bestselling marriage books with her husband, John Gottman. “People have experienced isolation, they’ve experienced a lot of pain, of loss, people getting sick people dying around them. People have been reprioritizing.” Gottman thinks the pandemic dissolved the fantasy of immortality that people generally live with and seeing couples like Affleck and Lopez reconnect inspires them to examine their future. “For a lot of people they’re thinking, you know, it may not have been perfect, but it’s better than being all alone and I don’t want to grow old alone. I want to share my life with somebody that I have some connection with.”

But it’s not just their futures that people are reconsidering; it’s their past. The isolation might have led to people thinking about those from the old days with whom they’d like to reconnect, say therapists. Even before the pandemic, de Marneffe noticed a desire in her clients as they grew older to understand events from a different angle or to make sense of their lives. The implausible realignment of two stars after more than a decade and a half might supercharge such ruminations.

Read more: Why Would a Long term Couple Like Bill and Melinda Gates Get Divorced? Here’s What Therapists Say

Of course, in an era where activity is restricted and people are bored, a genuinely unusual love story resonates more. And after a year full of surprises, nearly all of them unwelcome, the Bennifer reunion is at once unlikely, but also like seeing an old friend. Scott Haltzman, a psychiatrist and medical director at Fuller Hospital in Massachusetts, says nostalgia might be playing a big role. “Jennifer and Ben’s relationship emerged at the threshold of major changes in our society. In 2002, people weren’t getting their information from the Internet, they weren’t getting daily tweets from celebrities and there was no such thing as following somebody on Facebook,” he says. “Absorbing the ideal of Jen and Ben being back together brings with it recollections of a calmer time in the world of celebrity news.” Sexton agrees: “There’s something comforting about something that can be both simultaneously new and familiar.”

For those itching to reach out to their former flames, however, the therapists and experts have a word of advice, and it is: don’t. “The opportunity to reconnect with ‘the one that got away’ or one’s ‘soulmate’ has a universal fairytale appeal,” says Haltzman. But the belief that there is one right person for each of us, one Ben for each Jennifer, he says, is a myth. “My own experience as a marriage educator and my understanding of marriage research has led me to the conclusion that soulmates aren’t found,” he says. “Soulmates are made.”





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