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Rochelle Humes’ birth stories: the star’s dramatic C-section and why she created placenta capsules

Rochelle Humes' birth stories: the star's dramatic C-section and why she created placenta capsules - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 17:58 BST Sophie Hamilton

Rochelle Humes has considered one of the finest presenting jobs in the business proper now – co-hosting the enjoyable Saturday night present Ninja Warrior along with her husband, JLS singer Marvin Humes. Former Saturdays star Rochelle can also be an everyday host on This Morning, typically standing in for Holly Willoughby with Phillip Schofield. Mum-of-two Rochelle combines her TV profession with taking care of her daughters, Alaia-Mai, six, and Valentina, three, in the household’s luxurious Essex dwelling.

We’ve been looking again at a few of our favorite celebrities’ birth tales, and like many ladies, Rochelle had two very completely different deliveries. Now pregnant for the third time, the star is probably going pondering again to her earlier labours…

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WATCH: Rochelle’s daughter Valentina is so cute on this clip

The birth of Alaia-Mai Humes

Rochelle gave birth to the couple’s first youngster, Alaia-Mai, in May 2013. At the time, proud dad Marvin tweeted: “This morning we welcomed our baby girl Alaia-Mai Humes…Mum is doing great & baby is amazing! We are both overjoyed! Thanks for your love x.”

Their daughter made her entrance on a Monday morning, a 12 months after the couple wed in a lavish marriage ceremony at Blenheim Palace. But the birth was a barely hair-raising expertise for the couple; Rochelle had an emergency C-section as a result of Alaia-Mai was breech and the umbilical twine was wrapped round her neck.

She instructed The Sun: “I was lucky that I had an amazing doctor and it was over so quickly. It seems so long ago now and you forget the ordeal instantly. I think that’s why people end up having so many kids! It could have gone another way, if I wasn’t so well looked after, so I was very fortunate.”


Rochelle and Marvin with their two daughters

Rochelle additionally spoke of feeling teary after the birth. She instructed Cosmopolitan: “The first time I had a bathe afterwards, Marvin had to assist me wash and I used to be crying. No one prepares you for that.” Her celebrity friend, Myleene Klass, sent her a text telling her not to freak out, as it was day three and crying is totally normal. “I used to be so grateful as a result of I felt like a freak!” said Rochelle. “For the first few months, you’re so drained you simply need to go to mattress. I used to be so emotional.”

Before her labour, Rochelle didn’t make a birth plan. She said at the time: “I do not know what to anticipate. I haven’t performed a birth plan, I haven’t picked any music. I’m hoping to have a pure birth, however I’m not making any selections. I simply need to see what occurs and go along with what’s finest at the time.” She added: “The solely determination I’ve made is that Marvin will probably be with me in the room, and my mum will probably be someplace in the hospital.”

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The birth of Valentina Raine Humes

Little Valentina arrived in the world on 10 March 2017. Rochelle didn’t reveal details of her labour second time round, however, The Sun reported that the birth went really well.


Rochelle in labour with Valentina

At the time, the couple announced the news on Instagram, writing: “Our world is now full. Valentina Raine Humes – Happy birthday baby.” Marvin captioned the photo: “Couldn’t be a happier or prouder man! What one other unimaginable blessing! Today my lovely spouse gave birth to our second daughter Valentina Raine Humes… Alaia-Mai is over the moon that she has a child sister! I’m overjoyed.”

A month after Valentina’s birth, Rochelle shared a photo collage on her social media with the message: “four weeks in the past at the moment we have been nervously awaiting the arrival of our little Valentina… At 12.36pm she shocked us weighing 7 kilos 6 ounces and has been nothing however pleasure since. You have accomplished us child woman.”


Aw! Rochelle bonds with baby Vantentina in hospital

The couple made a sweet memento of Valentina’s birth by having the umbilical cord turned into wall art which spelt the word ‘love’. She also had her placenta made into edible capsules. “After being very curious I took the plunge, so excited to really feel the advantages,” Rochelle wrote on Instagram. The capsules are thought to offer the mom quite a few well being advantages.

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The placenta capsules and the couple’s umbilical cord art

And baby number 3 is on the way…

Rochelle recently announced that she and Martin are expecting their third child in October 2020. The This Morning star ensured her two daughters were the first to know they were set to become big sisters before she broke the exciting news to her Instagram fans via a sweet Easter-themed photo.

Speaking to Ruth Langsford on This Morning the following day, she said: “We did a little bit Easter egg hunt for them yesterday, and we instructed them at the finish, the final egg they discovered had a little bit letter from the child. My eldest daughter cried – she’s solely seven! I did not know they knew about completely satisfied tears simply but.”

Rochelle and Marvin later told their followers with a beautiful picture setup, featuring a chalkboard surrounded by a white knitted baby jumper, eggs, a baby scan, a pair of tiny shoes and a chick sitting in a nest – a design Rochelle said was available from Hunny Prints on Etsy. In the centre, the board read: “We’re eggspecting child Humes. October 2020.”

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Two Pints of Lager star Will Mellor announces his father has died in heartbreaking video

Two Pints of Lager star Will Mellor announces his father has died in heartbreaking video - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 17:30 BST Aisha Nozari

Two Pints of Lager star Will Mellor has advised followers that he’s having the “hardest time” time following the loss of life of his father Bill, including that his dad didn’t go away consequently of coronavirus. In a video shared on Instagram, the actor might be seen in his again backyard, and tells the digicam: “It’s just the hardest time. It’s horrendous. What do you do when you lose your hero?”

Will shared the information on Twitter 

The heartbroken star added: “I also know there are a lot of people who are going through this out there. I just want you to know I feel your pain. We’ve just got to try and stick together and get through it. Try and remember the good times. If you think about my dad, remember the good times. That’s what I’m going to do, and we’ll get through this. That’s it.”

Will’s pals and followers rushed to ship messages of sympathy. “Hey Will, thinking of you pal,” wrote EastEnders star Shane Richie, with actress Vicky McClure including: “So so sorry to this Will. Sending you and your family love and strength.” Susanna Reid wrote: “So so sorry Will. Love to you and your family.”

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One fan replied: “So truly sorry for your heartache. Just know your dad’s huge influence on you has made you who you are, so he will always be with you.” Another tweeted: “So sorry to hear this. You gave your dad so much to be proud of and I’ll bet you were his hero, too.”

Will’s dad had been poorly in latest weeks, and was rushed to hospital on the finish of March, nonetheless the coronavirus pandemic meant that the actor was unable to go to his mum and sisters through the troublesome time. Will defined: “My instincts were just to get in the car and go, and you realise you can’t. I can’t be there for my mum, can’t go and see my sisters… It’s just brought it all home, what situation we’re in.”

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Gemma Atkinson shaves off Gorka Marquez’s hair in dramatic video

Gemma Atkinson shaves off Gorka Marquez's hair in dramatic video - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 17:26 BST Aisha Nozari

Gemma Atkinson gave boyfriend Gorka Marquez a contemporary reduce on Saturday, and shared the second on Instagram, even including the Jaws theme tune to the video for dramatic impact! In the hilarious clip, the previous Hollyoaks star may be seen shifting the clippers up and down the again of Gorka’s head, whereas he watches his companion intently in the mirror to verify she is doing a very good job. Thankfully, the skilled dancer’s hair is already very quick, so there’s not a lot room for error on Gemma’s half.

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WATCH: Gemma Atkinson cuts Gorka’s hair in hilarious video  

Gemma and Gorka are at the moment self-isolating in their Manchester residence with their eight-month-old daughter, Mia. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the household have shared many candy pictures with followers, updating them on the whole lot from Mia’s weight-reduction plan to their full-on train routines. 

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Baby Mia likes to go to sleep in unusual locations! 

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Earlier on Saturday, dad Gorka shared two hilarious clips of Mia falling asleep in probably the most weird locations. In the primary video shared by the 29-year-old, Mia could possibly be seen fortunately leaping and spinning round in her Munchkin Bounce and Play Bouncer. “Lockdown mood,” Gorka wrote over the clip that he shared on his Instagram tales.

The dad-of-one then posted one other clip which confirmed his daughter quick asleep while nonetheless strapped into her bouncer – it appears playtime drained her out!

What’s extra, Gemma not too long ago revealed that the little lady is beginning to take after mum and pa. Taking as soon as once more to Instagram, the 35-year-old shared a candy video of child Mia taking part in on her mat on the ground surrounded by tender toys and stuffed animals – however she was significantly in one toy that reminded us of her super-fit dad and mom – waving round a small black dumbbell! Like mom, like daughter.

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Harper Beckham nails Victoria’s signature pout in sweet sibling photo

Harper Beckham nails Victoria's signature pout in sweet sibling photo - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 16:52 BST Jenni McKnight

Harper Beckham is undoubtedly taking after her well-known mum. The eight-year-old has nailed Victoria‘s trademark pout and is not afraid to throw up a few peace indicators both, similar to VB in her heyday. Harper could not resist puckering her lips in an cute nod to her mum whereas out for a rustic stroll together with her brothers Romeo and Cruz on Friday. The youngest Beckham is dwarfed by her siblings as all of them pose for a cheeky photo whereas out close to their Cotswolds residence. Cruz posted the picture to his Instagram Stories, merely writing: “Daily walks,” adopted by a coronary heart emoji.


Harper Beckham has a pout similar to her mum

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It’s not simply Victoria’s poses that Harper is eager to mimic. The little woman has additionally developed a eager sense of favor, which is not shocking contemplating her mum is a superb dressmaker. Earlier this week, Victoria posted a sweet photo of her daughter wearing a pretty gingham summer dress, teamed with a patterned blue bandana and a cute coronary heart bracelet. We suppose you will agree she may be very on development for 2020!

Victoria and Harper then had some extra trend enjoyable, with Harper having a go at customising her mum’s assertion designer shades! “So Harper what are we doing today?” Victoria could possibly be heard saying in the Instagram video, to which Harper replied: “I’m customising mummy’s glasses.” Victoria then added: “Mummy’s favourite glasses are having a makeover – they look so cool! Am I gonna look like Uncle Elton in those? I think I am. They’re so spicy!”


Harper has her personal nice fashion

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Harper has been spending lockdown together with her dad and mom and siblings at their Cotswolds residence, however is probably going lacking her oldest brother Brooklyn, who has been self-isolating in New York together with his girlfriend Nicola Peltz. Aside from each day walks and altering her mum’s fancy equipment, she has additionally been holding busy by persevering with together with her training at residence. At the tip of March, mother-of-four Victoria delighted followers by sharing a peek inside her homeschooling classes by displaying her youngest taking a maths lesson utilizing a pill on the eating desk.

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Apollonia Kotero Slams Sheila E. Over Prince Tribute ‘Lemon Cake’

Apollonia Kotero Slams Sheila E. Over Prince Tribute ‘Lemon Cake’ - EpicNews

Purple Rain star Apollonia Kotero slammed Prince collaborator Sheila E. in a social media submit following the discharge of Sheila E.’s Prince tribute music “Lemon Cake” earlier this week.

“Lemon Cake” arrived per week earlier than the Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince special, that includes Sheila E., airs on April 21st. The drummer additionally took half in the Grammys’ tribute to Prince in February.

In an interview with Billboard after the discharge of “Lemon Cake,” “The Glamorous Life” singer stated, “One day I mentioned to him that I make a good chocolate and lemon cake. His response was, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you cooked.’ I said, ‘Of course I do. My mom being Creole and my dad Mexican, I better know how to cook.’ The next day I baked a lemon cake. It was love at first sight and one of his favorite things that we would share in the studio.”

“You are so desperate to be RELEVANT as the brilliant Linda Perry said. Prince refused to acknowledge you for 5 years before his death because of your lies,” Kotero wrote of Sheila E. on Facebook (via Okayplayer). “You can’t continue to fool our Prince fans any longer. Because I AM here to tell you, it’s over. Time for the truth.”

In her Facebook submit, Kotero accused Sheila E. of profiting off Prince’s title and trademark, together with accusations that Sheila E. held Prince-themed benefit concerts for music faculties that by no means got here to fruition.

“Prince was so angry because of all your continuous lies. Your bio filled with lies. He sent you legal letters as you were slandering him. I have copies and will include them in my memoirs. You need to stop using Prince in death. You need to stop using Purple Rain as a vehicle. YOU ARE NOT ON OUR CAST LIST,” Kotero wrote.

A rep for Sheila E. didn’t reply to Rolling Stone’s request for remark.

“Why would you do a Purple Rain boat cruise tour $?$? in 2016? Why would you sell Prince logo tshirts $$$ ?,” Kotero continued. “Why did you inform The Revolution April 2016 that YOU knew how Prince died BUT you would not inform them!?! Please recover from your self: YOU ARE NOT PRINCE. You won’t ever be. You can copy his apparel , attempt your greatest, however you’ll NEVER be Prince. 

“So get over yourself sad self and face the truth. He did not want anything to do with you for 5 years. You erased all that history by being your desperate egotistical self. Egotistical empty sad desperate for money. Money will not get you to Heaven. Time to come out and tell the truth.”

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Ruth Langsford makes delicious meal using just a few ingredients – and we’re taking notes

Ruth Langsford makes delicious meal using just a few ingredients – and we're taking notes - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 16:05 BST Aisha Nozari

Ruth Langsford took to Instagram on Saturday to disclose that she was “using stuff up” within the kitchen to make lunch – and the outcomes will make you so hungry. The This Morning star captured the three-step course of on social media, firstly sharing a clip of “tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, dried oregano and olive oil” in a glass baking dish, together with “mushrooms, garlic, pepper, olive oil and butter”. The TV star suggested her followers to: “Bake in the oven and have them on toast for lunch!”

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In the second video, Ruth added that she had “just found some dried parsley so added that to the mushrooms too”. The third and remaining clip revealed the mouth-watering outcomes of the doting mum’s efforts – a delicious wanting handful of vibrant baked greens on high of toast!

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Ruth shared the dish on Instagram

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The 60-year-old has been maintaining her followers entertained together with her spectacular cooking expertise in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, and typically shares pictures and movies of the meals that she is making whereas in lockdown with husband Eamonn Holmes. 

In March, Ruth even tried her hand at a model new dish – and as soon as once more, the outcomes have been critically spectacular! The star made toad within the gap, and documented your complete course of in two appetising movies. In the primary, juicy sausages might be seen scorching on a frying pan whereas thick, onion gravy simmered away on the range. Alongside the mouthwatering footage, Ruth wrote: “Sausages browned, onion gravy simmering, batter made. Here we go toad in the hole.” In the subsequent video, a delicious baking tray filled with crispy batter and sausages might be seen, proving that Ruth is a proficient chef.

As for Eamonn, the veteran presenter shared a glimpse into his man cave whereas in lockdown! That’s proper, the Manchester United fan has his very personal room crammed with crew memorabilia, a purple ground in honour of the crew’s equipment color, signed pictures and a restricted version Opus, signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. The doting dad shared a photograph revealing that the room additionally has a desk and laptop for him to work from and, most significantly, a life-sized lower out of Ruth sporting an apt purple costume.

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One thousand Thai elephants could starve as COVID-19 hits tourism


Around 1,000 domesticated elephants in Thailand could be liable to hunger after COVID-19 closed the camps the place they’re stored.

Campaigners are warning that with out earnings from vacationers, some house owners will battle to feed their animals.

The nation has round 4,000 domesticated elephants which guests pay to trek with, tub or experience relying on the venue.

But all camps throughout Thailand had been instructed to shut in March following the coronavirus outbreak.

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve on the island of Phuket is quiet.

The elephants listed here are free to roam across the sanctuary through the day.

Louise Rogerson
Image: Louise Rogerson of Tree Tops Elephant Reserve

Usually round 40 guests a day come to stroll with them however now the reserve is closed.

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“I think soon all of the camps are going to start to struggle financially trying to find food to feed the elephants and to pay their staff,” undertaking director Louise Rogerson stated.

It prices round £600 per 30 days to feed an elephant which is a large amount of cash when there isn’t a earnings.

While the herd at Tree Tops is retired and may be seen ambling across the park within the day time, the absence of vacationers has led to considerations concerning the welfare of different elephants throughout Thailand.

“The riding camps that were catering for the Chinese visitors actually closed early February and if the elephants aren’t being ridden there then most of the places will be chaining the elephants 24 hours a day which is obviously bitter sweet because the elephants are getting a rest from riding but they’re not getting any exercise at all,” Ms Rogerson added.

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve
Image: Around 1,000 of the nation’s domesticated elephants could be in danger

Elsewhere on the island, mahout Veerayut has been taking care of elephants all his life.

He raised nine-year-old Buatong whom he feeds with mounds of pineapple grass.

While his camp has secured funding for the subsequent few months, he stated others aren’t as lucky.

“There are some mahouts not getting paid in this period because they have just started their businesses and they don’t have enough savings to use during this time,” he stated.

“There are some that aren’t paying salaries.”

Save The Elephant Foundation estimates round 1,000 of the nation’s domesticated elephants could be liable to hunger.

“If there is no support forthcoming to keep them safe, these elephants (some of whom are pregnant), will either starve to death or may be put on to the streets to beg,” founder Lek Chailert stated.

“Alternatively, some may be sold to zoos and some may be returned to the logging business (which officially banned the use of elephants in 1989 due to its cruel nature).

“It’s a really bleak outlook except some monetary assistance is obtained instantly.”

Starvation is a fear shared by the mahouts – elephant riders, trainers or keepers – as food is expensive and drought has dried out the grass.

“That’s what they’re most afraid of. Even although the elephant may not belong to the mahout it is intuition that we’ve to maintain them as a result of that is what we had been born to do,” Veerayut added.

Meghan Markle to give first TV interview since stepping down as senior royal – details

Meghan Markle to give first TV interview since stepping down as senior royal - details - EpicNews

April 18, 2020 – 15:39 BST Jenni McKnight

The Duchess of Sussex will give her first TV interview since stepping down as a senior working member of the royal household and relocating again to Los Angeles with husband Prince Harry and child son Archie. Meghan will seem on Good Morning America on Monday alongside her good friend, and GMA host Gayle King, to talk about the Disney documentary, Elephant, which she offered voiceover work for. In a clip shared on Instagram, a preview of the section offers followers a glimpse at Meghan as she sits down with Gayle. “On GMA Monday, Meghan Markle with an exclusive first look at the Disney documentary Elephant,” a voice-over says over the clip. 

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Meghan recorded the voiceover for Disneynature’s new movie in autumn 2019, after being approached by the filmmakers, Mark and Vanessa Berlowitz, earlier in the summertime. Meghan had been conscious of the movie for a while and had seen a number of the footage taken over just a few years, so the group thought she can be a very good match for the narration given her ardour for the topic.

Meghan Markle will seem on GMA on Monday

The Duchess signed the voiceover deal in return for a donation to wildlife charity, Elephants Without Borders. A trailer for Elephant revealed that it “follows one family’s extraordinary 1,000-mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives.” The movie is on the market for streaming on Disney+ now, and you will be ready to get seven days of the streaming service free if you enroll.


Elephant is on the market to stream on Disney+ now

At the start of the yr, a video resurfaced displaying Harry and Meghan speaking to the Disney CEO at The Lion King premiere again in July, throughout which Harry seized the chance to discuss a brand new position for his spouse. In the video, the Prince may very well be heard telling Mr Iger: “You know she does voiceovers?” whereas gesturing in the direction of Meghan, who’s stood subsequent to him in dialog with Beyonce and Jay-Z.

“Oh really? I did not know that,” the Disney chief replies. “You seem surprised,” Harry responds, earlier than including: “But yeah, she’s really interested.” The dialog concludes with Mr Iger telling Harry: “Sure, we’d love to try.”

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