Love Is Blind’s Amber and Barnett Almost Broke Up

WARNING: Love Is Blind spoilers ahead.

Amber Pike and Matt Barnett were one of two couples to both say “I do” in the Love Is Blind finale. And more than a year later, they’re still together. In the cast reunion show streaming now on Netflix, the couple revealed that they’re “learning about ourselves while we’ve been traveling and doing fun stuff.” They’re still sharing sweet PDA posts and wedding shots on Instagram too.

But it wasn’t all happily ever after. The pair admitted that they had trouble adjusting to life after filming. Amber, who was open with Barnett about her financial troubles since before their wedding, said that her not having a job was “putting strain” on her husband. She eventually found work as a cocktail waitress.

It also took some time for the pair to get used to going out and socializing together as a married couple, instead of relishing in their “bachelor” phases. But having different expectations of marriage is what they ultimately clashed over the most.

“I know there was one point where we almost broke because we had such expectations out of what we wanted out of a husband and wife,” Amber said. “And we knew we were married and we knew we were in love, but also, we were still learning each other.”

Later, she revealed, “I at one point actually called about potentially getting a divorce lawyer. Something’s not working.” She quickly followed up with a nervous laugh and a message to her mother-in-law, “Sorry, Mama Barnett! I love you, just kidding!”


The couple shared that their headstrong personalities made married life difficult. “I’m a stubborn asshole,” Barnett chimed in.

“I’m stubborn too, so we butted heads a lot,” Amber replied. “And that took time to figure out how to do, because when we were still in the bubble on this show, we hadn’t really butt heads at that point, because everything was just so perfect.”

But they figured out how to make things work. “We stopped trying to force what we wanted on each other,” Barnett continued. “Once that happened, it’s just nothing but really good things since then.”

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Two coronavirus cases hit UK universities as graduation ceremonies postponed

Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at two UK universities – as another cancels its graduation ceremonies over fears of the disease.

Students at Goldsmiths in south London have been informed that a visitor to one of the university's halls of residences has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Goldsmiths College says the case was discovered at one of its seven halls of residents – Chesterman House accommodation.

In an email, the university said the person was "being looked after" and that the student they were staying with is "self-isolating as a precautionary measure".

Queen's University in Belfast said they had been informed by the Public Health Agency of a "presumptive positive case of COVID-19" within the university community.

Meanwhile, the University of Buckingham announced it had postponed its graduation ceremonies "as a precaution against coronavirus".

The university does not have any cases of the virus, Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser reports.


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In a statement issued by Goldsmiths today, the college, which is part of the University of London and who's Chancellor is Princess Anne, said the student the guest had visited had been put into self isolation as a precaution.

In a statement the college in New Cross, south east London said: "A guest visiting a hall of residence used by Goldsmiths students has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

"Following advice from NHS 111, the Goldsmiths student they were staying with is self-isolating as a precautionary measure.

"Everyone is being supported by accommodation staff and we are in contact with the other students in Chesterman.

"We are tracing movements of the person diagnosed with coronavirus and the student who has self-isolated.

"We will work with relevant departments at Goldsmiths and the local NHS health protection team to contact anyone who is considered at risk of contracting the virus from them."


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The statement continued: "If you are concerned you have been in close contact with them call NHS 111 and follow their advice.

"We are also working with Campus Living Villages who manage Chesterman House.

"We had already escalated Goldsmiths' response to coronavirus to the level of Business Continuity Planning.

"This included having a plan for a confirmed case in university accommodation which colleagues are working to.

"A Critical Incident Group of senior staff has been planning how to respond to the virus since January. They will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as needed.

"At this point, Goldsmiths buildings and services are open as normal. We'll keep students and staff informed by email and this section of our website.

"We understand that this is a worrying time for those affected and for the whole Goldsmiths community.

"We will continue to consult closely with Public Health England and are taking all appropriate measures to protect our community."

The college – which originated as an art college – has 10,000 students – 20 per cent of which are foreign students.

Alumni include artists' Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley, and film director Steve McQueen who directed 12 Years a Slave.


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A statement on Queen's University's website reads: "We have been informed by the Public Health Agency of a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within our University community.

"We are working closely with the authorities to ensure that the individual receives the best care.

"We are now working with the Public Health Agency to trace anyone who has been in contact with the infected individual to ensure they are supported to receive medical attention if required and to take all appropriate steps to contain any further spread of the virus and protect the welfare of all within the wider University community.

"The University is open and operating as normal. Please continue to refer to this FAQs page and the latest official advice and guidance from the Public Health Agency and other statutory bodies."

Due to the Government’s precautionary warnings around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Buckingham decided to postpone its graduation ceremonies which were originally scheduled for the 20th and 21st of March.

The University said it welcomes students of more than 100 different nationalities to the University and were looking forward to hosting the momentous occasion designed to celebrate their achievements.

They will be rescheduling the event for later in the year to ensure that they can congratulate all graduates with the level of ceremony and celebrations they deserve, the University said.

Vice-Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon added: "After careful consideration, we believe this to be the best decision for our students and their guests.

"While we understand there will be disappointment at the news of a postponement, the health and safety of our students and their friends and family is of the utmost importance to us.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that everyone will still join us for the ceremony later this year."

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Katy Perry Says Her Pregnancy With Orlando Bloom 'Wasn't on Accident'

Katy Perry is opening up about her pregnancy, which she revealed in her music video for “Never Worn White” on Wednesday night.

In a new interview with SiriusXM’s Mikey Piff on Thursday, the 35-year-old singer is asked if her pregnancy was planned. Perry says that she and her fiance, 43-year-old Orlando Bloom, were definitely already looking forward to a new phase in their lives.

“Well, it wasn’t on accident,” she says of her pregnancy. “I’m so grateful for everything that I have been able to do and achieve and all the goals that I’ve been kind of able to check off my list and dreams and the life I’ve lived thus far, and I think I’ve just been trying to create this space in my own life where I’m not running myself too ragged and like, you know, creating space for something new to happen like this. And I think we were both looking forward to this new interval of life and sharing this, so, that’s kind of how it happens, you know?”

During the interview, Perry also hilariously revealed how her mother, Mary, actually ruined how she planned to reveal she was pregnant to her parents. Perry says she put the news on a wine label for her parents and that she was planning to bring it to dinner or as a gift, but her mother started looking at her wine in her home before she got the chance to.

“She just came over and was looking at my wine, which she never does, and she’s like, ‘What is this?!'” Perry recalls. “And that’s how it happened. And I was like, ‘Well, you ruined the surprise,’ but I guess moms have intuition unlike any other right?”

Perry has been hinting at her new album dropping this summer — which is also when she’s due to give birth — and the singer has no plans of stopping her career after becoming a mother.

“I’m sure it will be an untraditional way, but look, I’m joining the force of working moms out there,” she says. “And that is a very strong force. And I love what I do and it doesn’t feel like work and it brings me so much joy, so I just want to continue that state of joy.”

Meanwhile, back in September, Bloom already revealed during his appearance on The Howard Stern Show that he and Perry wanted kids. Bloom is already a father to his 9-year-old son, Flynn, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

“I love kids. She’s great with kids,” he said of Perry, whom he popped the question to last February. “It would be a wonderful thing. We are shooting for that. It’s like this wild mustang. If we can just wrangle this beast and get on it, we’ll have the ride of our life.”

Perry also referred to having “new dreams” in an interview with Vogue India in January and said she still has plenty to achieve.

“At 35, I’ve checked many boxes off my list and I’m now being challenged to dream new dreams,” she said about where she is in life. “I want to be involved in environmental companies, I want to go back to school and I want to influence good people to run for office. … I’ve been in the public eye for 12 years and I’ve made many mistakes. I’m human, and I still want to try. I don’t want to be defeated or become a recluse. I want to live life. And doing that means you might occasionally trip, but it’s not about how you fall — it’s about how you get up.”

For more on Perry’s pregnancy so far, including what she’s been craving, watch the video below:

Katy Perry Talks Food Cravings After Revealing Pregnancy in New ‘Never Worn White’ Video

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Joe Biden is crushing Bernie Sanders in Florida: poll

Joe Biden is heading for a blowout victory over Bernie Sanders in the critical battleground state of Florida on March 17, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The St. Pete Polls survey commissioned by Florida Politics was taken Wednesday – just as Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the race – but it showed that likely Sunshine State Democratic primary voters had already coalesced behind the former vice president.

Sixty-one percent of voters favored Biden compared to 14 percent for Bloomberg and 12 percent Sanders, the Vermont senator. Five percent supported Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Biden’s support skyrocketed in Florida after his victory in South Carolina and subsequent backing by two ex-rivals who dropped out of the race — former South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — as well as his strong showing on Super Tuesday.

The prior St. Pete Polls survey, released Feb. 27, had Biden with 34 percent, Bloomberg at 25 percent, Sanders at 13 percent and Warren at four percent.

The latest results showed support for Biden jumped an eye-popping 27% percent in a week’s time.

More than 28 percent of Floridians already cast their ballots through early voting.

But Biden still had a sizable lead among the mail-in balloters with 53 percent backing to 20 percent for Bloomberg and 11 percent for Sanders.

The blowout findings spell trouble for Sanders.

Biden romped over Sanders in every demographic category in all parts of the state, including among young voters.

Biden had the support of 68 percent of black voters, 60 percent of Hispanic voters and 69 percent of Asian voters.

Sanders praise of Fidel Castro and Cuba and his association with the Marxist Sandinistas does him no favors in Florida, with a sizable population of Cuban and Venezuelan refugees and an influx of Puerto Ricans.

Sanders has a huge following among young voters aged 18 to 29 nationally – but not in Florida, where he garners only 14 percent support.

“Folks …Barring a seismic event, this race is pretty much over,” tweeted Dave Wasserman, US editor of the Cook Report.

The candidates compete for 219 delegates in Florida.

The poll queried 1,882 likely Democratic voters and has a 2.3 percentage point margin of error.

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Emayatzy Corinealdi To Star In ‘At That Age’ NBC Drama Pilot

Emayatzy Corinealdi (Ballers) has been cast as a lead in At That Age, NBC’s ensemble drama pilot from Carla Banks-Waddles, Malcolm D. Lee, Debra Martin Chase and Universal Television.

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Written by Banks-Waddles, At That Age is an exploration of an African-American family’s legacy. After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.

Corinealdi will play Victoria Cooper-Hargrove, an attorney who is the poised and overachieving middle child.

Banks-Waddles executive produces with Lee via his Blackmaled Productions, and Chase as part of her deal with Universal TV.

Corinealdi earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her starring role in Ava DuVernay’s 2012 movie Middle of Nowhere. She recently had a major recurring role on the HBO comedy series Ballers and co-starred in the CBS event series The Red Line. She is repped by ICM Partners, Atlas Artists and Del Shaw.

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Prince William Juggles, Duchess Kate Middleton Tries Her Hand at Hurling in Ireland!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) and Prince William look like they had a fun final day on their Ireland tour!

First, the couple stopped by the Galway Community Circus to meet with performers on Thursday (March 5) in Galway, Ireland. Prince William showed off a special skill – juggling! Check out the video embedded in this post!

Later, the couple visited the Salthill GAA club to participate in some hurling. It looks like the Duchess’ ball didn’t go quite where she intended by the look of these photos.

FYI: The Duchess is wearing a green dress by Suzannah.

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6 Best SPF For Faces 2020 | The Sun UK

PROTECTING your face from the sun is one of the most effective anti-ageing moves you can make.

The best SPF creams and lotions are not just for holidays, they should be used daily to keep wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation at bay.

It's important to look for a suncream that is 'broad spectrum', so there's protection from both skin-damaging UVA rays as well as UVB rays, which cause burns that can lead to cancer.

SPF creams have come a long way since the days of thick white layers and strong chemical smells.

There's now a host of sun protection products that you'll actually look forward to using, including complexion-boosting tinted SPF for coverage, antioxidant-rich creams for extra wrinkle-reducing prowess, and hydrating moisturisers with SPF.

So, whether you're looking for oily, sensitive or dry skin, we've picked the best SPF for faces to suit your needs.

1. Best SPF Facial Moisturiser

Applying daily sunscreen won't feel like a chore with this full-protection sunscreen superhero.

It's lightweight yet intensely moisturising, free from fragrance and nasties like paraben and is fast-absorbing without leaving a white residue – making it perfect for wearing under makeup.

It's an easy addition to your daily routine and also fab to pop in your carry-on for your next sun-filled getaway.  

  • Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 30ml, £29 from Feel Unique – buy here

2. Best SPF Foundation

This is your one-step-stop for all your skin's needs. 

The product offers top protection from the sun with an SPF 50, full coverage for an even, smooth complexion,  anti-ageing serum to banish wrinkles and hydration to keep you moisturised and dewy-looking.

Developed with plastic surgeons, it's packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and vitamins, to plump skin as well as reduce pores and blur fine lines.

It glides onto the skin and doesn't crease or cake.

In case you can't tell, we think it's a bit of a multitasking wonder product.

  • Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, £31 from Boots – buy here

3. Best SPF for Oily Skin

Suncreams have traditionally been heavy and greasy, but there's no excuse now for oily skin sufferers to skip the routine.

Lightweight, mattifying sunscreens that don't clog pores really do exist. And this is one of them.

This face cream offers high SPF 50 broad spectrum protection using only mineral-based filters with a non-greasy finish.

It's fragrance-free and contains Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe your skin without the shine.

  • Avene Mineral Fluid SPF50+ 40ml, £17.50 from Boots – buy here

4. Best SPF for Dry Skin

A high-protection SPF 50 that also offers coverage for dry and sensitive skin? We're all over it.

Providing broad spectrum defence, the tinted moisturiser also works to soothe irritation, inflammation and prickly heat.

The brand's Thermal Spring Water, meanwhile, hydrates and leaves a radiant complexion.

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Comfort Tinted BB Cream SPF 50+ 50ml, £17 from Look Fantastic – buy here

5. Best SPF Lip Balm

We love having dry lips – said nobody, ever. So snap up a gorgeous tinted balm that protects the delicate skin as well as hydrates.

Leaving a sheer tint that adds a hint of colour and a lot of gloss, you can keep it in your handbag for out-and-about pout perfection.

You can also pop it on your cheekbones for a soft flush.

It's a little hardworking hottie that's also not tested on animals. 

The product is free from fragrances, parabens, mineral oil and sulphates. Now that's lip service.

  • Lanolips Tinted Balm SPF 30 in Rhubarb, £8.99 from Look Fantastic – buy here

6. Best SPF for Sensitive Skin

The Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+ is affordable, perfectly-sized to pop in your carry-on or handbag and offers full protection against wrinkle-causing UVAs and cancer-causing UVBs.

This potent little cream is specially formulated for fair and sensitive skin, and is infused with pure vitamin E to maintain a healthy, moisturised complexion.

All for under a fiver. We'll have two, please.

  • Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+, £3 from Boots – buy here

If you're looking to protect your skin but are worried about acne, check out our selection of the best SPF for acne.

Enjoyed our roundup of the best SPF for faces? We’ve also rounded up tonnes of the best beauty products on the market if you’re planning to transform your look.

We’re all about helping you find the best products at the best prices, so follow the link if you want to browse more of Sun Selects’ recommendations.

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Michael Bloomberg's Presidential Campaign Is Over

Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday morning after falling short on Super Tuesday, endorsing Joe Biden.

The announcement marked the end of an unconventional campaign that relied on huge amounts of advertising to make Bloomberg a viable candidate. Though Bloomberg’s strategy succeeded in making him a serious contender in the Super Tuesday states he competed in, the Democratic establishment’s last-minute consolidation around Biden after the former vice president’s win in South Carolina and Bloomberg’s poor performance in presidential debates combined to doom his campaign.

“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions,” he said in a statement. “After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible — and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists.”

“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it,” he said. “After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”

According to a senior Bloomberg aide, Bloomberg made the decision to drop out on Wednesday morning after a meeting with his senior staff.

The aide said that up until Friday, the campaign had believed they were in a three-person race. But the campaign’s internal data had shown a dramatic shift toward Biden over the weekend as he won in South Carolina that ended up being reflected in the Super Tuesday results; the shift happened so fast they “couldn’t even model it.”

The aide said that the campaign had started to struggle in the week before the Nevada caucuses late last month, as Bloomberg began to take a “ferocious amount of incoming” in the form of opposition research and attacks on his record. This, compounded with Bloomberg’s poor debate performances, put the campaign in a downswing it didn’t have time to recover from before Super Tuesday. A plan for turning Bloomberg’s campaign into an organization to help Biden is still being worked out, the aide said.

Bloomberg called Biden Wednesday morning and they had a “good” conversation, another aide to the former mayor said.

Bloomberg had faced increasing pressure to get out of the race after Biden won South Carolina by a commanding margin, emerging as the favorite moderate candidate to take on frontrunner Bernie Sanders.

The former mayor spoke on Wednesday afternoon in a ballroom at the Sheraton in Midtown Manhattan, where he held a large “Women for Mike” themed campaign event in January and where he hosted election night rallies in past years during his mayoral campaigns.

He thanked supporters and staff, who packed the ballroom shoulder-to-shoulder. He told them “there is no doubt in my mind we would have beat Donald Trump in November.”

“But today I am clear-eyed about our overriding objective, which is victory in November,” Bloomberg said. “Staying in would make it more difficult” for Trump to be defeated in November, he said.

Referencing his motto “in God we trust, everyone else bring data” (a line that elicited appreciative laughs from the audience), Bloomberg said the results had shown “a viable path to the nomination no longer existed. And I will not be our party’s nominee, but I will not walk away from the most important political fight of my life and I hope you won’t walk away either.”

“I’m glad to say I endorse Joe Biden, and I hope you will join me,” he said.

Bloomberg built his public reputation as a data-driven wonk who shows little emotion, making it all the more striking that he choked up near the end of his remarks, his voice thick with restrained tears.

“Today, I’m sorry we didn’t win, but it’s still the best day of my life and tomorrow’s gonna be even better,” Bloomberg said. He referenced memorizing “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” as a child in Massachusetts; “Today I believe that our great nation still sees that light in the Old North Church Tower. The light of freedom, the light of liberty, the light of equality, and the light of opportunity.”

After Bloomberg wrapped up, some staffers took pictures with their teams in the ballroom while others filtered out, sporting campaign buttons and t-shirts. Some posed for photos and horsed around outside the ballroom with a cardboard cutout of Bloomberg brought to the event by some staffers from Long Island.

His decision to actually end the campaign comes after voting across 15 states and territories on Super Tuesday.

Though Bloomberg was not on the ballot in any of the four early states, he had been able to raise his poll numbers significantly in the Super Tuesday states in which he was competing by mounting an aggressive advertising campaign across the country. Bloomberg spent an unprecedented amount during his brief campaign, which only launched in November, months after most other candidates had entered the race. The billionaire former mayor of New York used over $500 million of his own fortune on his campaign, refusing to take donations and hiring an enormous staff.

For a time after the Iowa caucuses, which left the party in a state of confusion with no clear winner at first, Bloomberg’s candidacy gained strength as nervous moderate Democrats looked for an alternative to the then-slumping Biden. Bloomberg pitched himself as a competent manager who wasn’t intimidated by Donald Trump and would spend whatever it took to defeat him.

But Bloomberg’s decision to participate in primary debates after a DNC rule change allowed him to take part proved fateful; his performance in the debate in Nevada on Feb. 19 was so weak that one poll showed that his favorability numbers had dropped by 20% the next day. Though Bloomberg did better in the second debate he took part in, in South Carolina, the debates showed that even his large, slick advertising campaign couldn’t hide his weaknesses as a candidate.

Bloomberg’s record as mayor and as a business executive came under intense scrutiny as he became a more serious candidate; most notably, his record on stop-and-frisk and the history of allegations of sexism at his company became issues in the campaign. Bloomberg’s rivals effectively used these issues against him, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who memorably challenged Bloomberg on the debate stage on nondisclosure agreements signed by women who had made accusations at his company.

Since the beginning of his run, Bloomberg had promised to continue to use his campaign infrastructure and money to support whoever the Democratic nominee is. However, Bloomberg qualified this somewhat over the last week of his campaign as Sanders’ campaign said it didn’t want his money; he told the Houston Chronicle that he wouldn’t support Sanders if the senator’s team didn’t want the support.

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Woman designs waterproof headscarf to encourage more black people to go swimming

95% of black adults and 80% of black children do not go swimming, according to recent figures from Sport England – and a lot of that comes down to haircare.

But now, a British inventor has created a unique waterproof headscarf designed to protect Afro hair, in a bid to encourage more black people to go swimming.

Danielle Obe, 38 from London, came up with the idea for the headscarves – called Nemes – after her daughter Kayla, now six, began to dread going in the pool. She herself had previously given up swimming for two decades because she did not want to risk damage to her hair.

Afro hair can be damaged by the chemicals in swimming pools because it is often naturally drier and more brittle – and the time it can take to moisturise and style hair after swimming can be really offputting.

‘Natural Afro hair grows up and out, not down in length like Caucasian hair,’ says Danielle.

‘The chlorine dries out the hair, causing it to be frizzy, brittle and “thirsty”, which is what causes breakage, hair thinning and – in some cases for women with processed, delicate hair – it falls off if the hair is not thoroughly washed out, conditioned and rehydrated.’

Danielle herself gave up swimming because of how long it would take to style her hair after a dip.

‘Getting into any type of aquatic activity then was a huge no-no. I couldn’t go swimming in the evening after work. If I did, how would I turn up for client meetings the next morning?’ she says.

‘Kayla hates getting soap in and around her face, so when it came time to wash her hair after swimming, she would scream and scream.

‘So one day I promised her we would find a solution, we would work together to create something that protected her hair.’

The pair experimented with different caps when swimming – doubling them up and trying out different brands – until Danielle realised she would need to create something herself.

‘I discovered that swimming caps were originally designed not to protect hair, or keep it from getting wet, but instead to streamline,’ she explains.

‘So I couldn’t find something to keep Kayla’s hair dry because the product was flawed to begin with.’

The headscarves Danielle invented are based on ancient Egyptian designs and will protect all hair types in the water. They are used by her entire family, including three-year-old Eliora and nine-year-old Zachary.

Danielle has also launched the Black Swimming Association, alongside Team GB swimmer Alice Dearing, journalist Seren Jones, and musician and filmmaker Ed Accura, to run in partnership with Swim England.

The charity, the first of its kind in the UK, aims to encourage more BAME people to go swimming, after figures from Sport England revealed 95% of black adults and 80% of black children do not go swimming, according to a survey taken over two years.

‘After I created the design, I began sharing it with people. My aim was to encourage more people to go swimming, but we have also found many people use them in the shower, or to rehydrate their hair.

‘The Nemes can be used by everyone, not just BAME people, to swim, steam, spa or shower and protect colour-treated hair in chlorine water so hair colour lasts longer, and most especially designed for afro-Caribbean hair and hairstyles.’

The scarves are available for pre-order and will go on sale in the spring.

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Courtney Stodden divorces Doug Hutchison as she aims savage ‘groom’ jibe at him

Courtney Stodden has spoken out about being "absolutely taken advantage" of and "feeling groomed" during her controversial 10-year marriage to actor Doug Hutchison.

The model and singer made the revelations as she announced that she was officially divorced.

Courtney, 25 took to Instagram writing: "It’s March 3rd, 2020 – today I am officially divorced from actor Doug Hutchison. It’s an emotional day for me."

The former couple generated a lot of negative media attention when they tied the knot in 2011, as Courtney was just 16 at the time, and Doug at 51 was 34 years her senior.

The ceremony was legally allowed to go ahead because Courtney's mum Krista gave parental consent and even served as a witness.

Referring to a picture Courtne posted alongside the announcement of Doug planting a kiss on her cheek, she wrote: "I look back at this picture and feel absolutely taken advantage of.


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"I've been scared to even speak up about feeling groomed or being verbally abused during the almost 10 year marriage because I was a child and he was 50 when we married but I’m a woman now and it’s time for me to put my big girl pants on and speak on this matter.

She continued: "I've felt completely trapped, manipulated and at times abandoned by adults // growing up in such an environment — it became a lonely and dark place."

Courtney and Doug continued to court headlines during their tumultuous marriage appearing on numerous reality TV shows such as CelebrityBig Brother , Couple's Therapy and Celebs Go Dating.


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They first split in 2013 after two years of marriage, reconciling in 2015. Courtney then filed for divorce in March 2018.

Addressing the Green Mile actor, she wrote:"And to Doug… I’ll always love you; yet I’ll always be angry.

"You've left me — a child woman, feeling belittled and confused. These things I shall overcome. I wish you well. But please don't ever do this to another minor again. It's not right… even if the parent signs off.

"Wait a respectable amount of time before marrying. Children aren't on your level. I'll always love you regardless. Be better. As shall I."

She also revealed that she would be sharing more details about her life and marriage, writing: "Stay tuned for my book."


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Courtney Stodden recently tearfully confessed that she tried to take her own life last year.

The model and singer bravely opened up about how she got to such a low point that she felt she had no choice but to kill herself.

But Courtney also details how happy she is that it didn't work.

In a brave video confession she says: "So today marks the official date that I am divorced from actor Doug Hutchison.

"I'm feeling strong today, I thought when this day would come I didn't know how I would feel but I'm feeling super strong, and that's the main reason and why I'm deciding to make this video."

She added: "It's no secret that I've struggled with depression, I have opened up multiple times about my struggle with depression."

The former Celebs Go Dating star says she's currently working on a book that will detail her childhood, her marriage and where she is today.

She continues: "But today I also wanted to address something that I've been holding in, out of fear, out of concern that I'm just going to be looked at completely differently."

Mirror Online has contacted Doug for comment.

If you're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively you can email [email protected] if you'd prefer to write down how you're feeling

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