Celebrity News: Chris Cornell’s Wife Pens Heartbreaking Letter Before Funeral

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Chris Cornell’s Wife Pens Heartbreaking Letter Before Funeral

Chris Cornell and wife Vicky on the red carpet just weeks before his May 17th suicide. Photo: Instagram

By Noelle Downey

In celebrity news, wife of late singer Chris Cornell wrote a truly beautiful, if saddening, epistle in honor of her husband. According to UsMagazine.com, Vicky Karayiannis, Cornell’s wife, wrote an open letter that was posted to Billboard.com following the musician’s suicide by hanging on May 17th. “To my sweet Christopher, you were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through,” she confessed. “I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace,” Karayiannis reassured. She went on to write of her Hollywood relationship, saying Cornell was her “soulmate” and that while she is “broken” she will stand up for him always. The letter closed, “I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will. Always and forever, your Vicky.” Karayiannis has stated that she believes Cornell, a recovering drug addict, may have taken too much Ativan, which caused him to not be in his right mind. “What happened is inexplicable,” Karayiannis admitted, “and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details.” The celebrity couple have two celebrity children together, Toni and Christopher, as well as daughter Lillian from Cornell’s previous marriage.

This celebrity news has us down in the dumps. What are some ways to cope with the loss of your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Dealing with the loss of a partner is always difficult, but here are the top three ways to get you through this difficult time:

1. Find someone to talk to: There’s no shame in finding a therapist to talk to after the emotional fallout of the death of your partner. Remember that your partner would want you to deal with this in a healthy way, so prioritize taking care of yourself. Visit a counselor and let your feelings out, even if they confuse or embarrass or anger you. Grief is experienced in a host of different ways, and by talking it out and committing to dealing with that grief, you open yourself up to eventual healing and acceptance.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Why Isn’t It Easy to Say Goodbye?

2. Reach out to your support system: If you’re struggling after the death of a partner, or any loved one, reach out to those around you that care about you and are still here. Tell them you’re not doing well and allow them to take care of you for a portion of time until you’re back on your feet. Admitting that you need help during a difficult period of your life can be difficult, and can even make you feel weak, but in actuality this proves your strength as a person who can recognize their limitations and ask for help when they need it.

Related Link: Julie Andrews’ Relationship Advice: How to Survive the Death of a Loved One

3. Seek closure: Whether that means making a charitable donation to your partner’s favorite non-profit every month in their memory or going through all your photos together one last time before deciding which ones to put away for now and which ones to leave up, or even taking off your wedding ring for the first time since the funeral, take steps to seek and find closure continuously, however that looks for you as an individual. Many think closure is a final state you achieve, when in reality closure is a state of being you can consciously pursue. Often finding closure is a journey, so it’s important to give yourself the grace to take that journey however you need to.

Have you ever lost a partner? How did you deal with that? Let us know in the comments.

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New Celebrity Couple? Nicki Minaj Responds to Nas Dating Rumors on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple? Nicki Minaj Responds to Nas Dating Rumors on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Nicki Minaj. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

By Noelle Downey

It’s possible there’s a new celebrity couple in Hollywood, and Cupid is here with all the hot gossip on this celebrity news. According to UsMagazine.com, Nicki Minaj played it cool when speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on whether or not she and rapper Nas were dating or not. When pressed, Minaj admitted, “He’s so dope.” Upon further discussion it was revealed that while Minaj thought Nas was “kind of cute” and she admitted they had had some sleepovers, she also asserted, “I’m just chilling right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating men. I might make an exception to the rule for him ’cause he’s so dope.” The Hollywood relationship was first noted when Minaj shared an Instagram post of the two cuddling at a restaurant. A source claims, “They were laughing a lot. They looked very cute together. No PDA, but they looked like a couple.”

There may be a new celebrity couple, but Nicki Minaj is being coy about it. What are some benefits to waiting to tell your friends and family about your new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When it comes to keeping a relationship private, Cupid is here with three benefits to not telling your friends and family when you enter a new relationship:

1. You can enjoy the honeymoon phase in peace: When you first start dating someone there’s a period where it’s all just total bliss and discovery. You’re newly together and getting to know all the things that you love about the person in a new and more intimate way. You probably have stars in your eyes and your heart is constantly fluttering. There’s something to be said for riding that high as long as possible and staying in your fantasy world where it’s just you and your partner at the beginning. It can be nice to feel like your secret romance is just between you two, and remember, you can always reveal your relationship, but you’ll never be able to get this sweet private time back.

Related Link: Celebrity Couple Predictions: Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj and Minka Kelly

2. You can avoid family drama: It’s an unfortunate but true fact, many families pass judgment on the people that their family members bring home. If you’re sure there’s some silly reason that your parents and/or siblings will find fault with your significant other, then there’s no need to draw your partner into that mess before you’re ready. It’s important to note that every one has a different relationship with their family, and if yours is tumultuous, there’s no contract that says you have to reveal the details of your personal life to them. If your relationship is healthier without them meddling in it or casting judgment, then take refuge in privacy and avoid any unnecessary family drama.

Related Link: Nicki Minaj Blasts Her Ex-Boyfriend on Twitter

3. You can sneak around: Many couples find it romantic or even sexy when they’re keeping a relationship a secret, even if it’s for no real, high-stakes reason. Meeting up at hotels, sneaking kisses behind your friend’s backs, holding hands under the table, there’s something exciting about turning your newfound relationship into a covert operation. While most likely eventually this magic will fade and you’ll start wanting the more traditional openness of a relationship, if it’s still fun or you and your partner to sneak around, then by all means, indulge yourselves!

Have you ever decided to keep a relationship secret? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrity Wedding: Meghan Markle Arrives in London for Pippa Middleton’s Wedding

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Meghan Markle Arrives in London for Pippa Middleton’s Wedding

Meghan Markle. Photo: Instagram

By Noelle Downey

It looks like things are getting really serious in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s celebrity relationship! According to EOnline.com, Markle recently arrived in London and made an appearance at Kensington Palace just days before she and Prince Harry are set to attend Pippa Middleton’s celebrity wedding together. This is big news for the celebrity couple, as Markle has never attended an event with Prince Harry’s family before, or been photographed meeting them. Could it be this is Markle and Prince Harry’s “meet the parents” moment when it comes their Hollywood relationship? It’s hard to say, but either way, attending a wedding together, particularly one as high-profile as this with the rest of the royal family in attendance, is a major deal, especially given how private the pair has been up to this point. Although their relationship was confirmed last November, the two only made their first public appearance together this month, when Markle was spotted cheering Prince Harry on at a his charity polo match, and later stealing a discreet kiss in the parking lot.

This celebrity wedding marks Meghan Markle’s first public interaction with Prince Harry’s family. What are some ways to know you’re ready to involve your family in your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There’s no doubt about it, taking your partner to meet your family can be stressful! Here are the top three ways to know you and your sweetie are ready for that big step:

1. You feel secure in the relationship: You don’t want to bring someone home who you’re pretty sure won’t be in your life by next month. If you’re introducing your special someone to your parents and siblings, make sure that’s just what they are; special. If you’re secure in your relationship you can be sure that no matter how it goes with your family that your S.O. will do their best to be well-liked by people who are so important to you and that your family will recognize how amazing and special your partner is.

Related Link: Celebrity Couple News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are ‘Doing So Well’

2. Marriage is a possibility: If you feel like the one you’re dating might just be the one, then you should definitely consider introducing them to your family. Even if such a big commitment could be months or years down the road for you two lovebirds, establishing a relationship with your family as a couple will only make your bond stronger and help your family adjust to the idea of an eventual addition to their inner circle.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Source Says Prince Harry Is ‘More Serious’ About Meghan Markle ‘Than He Ever Has Been’ Before

3. You’ve met their family: If you’ve already met your significant other’s family, why not introduce them to your own? While taking your partner to meet your family can be scary and hard, especially if you have a complicated relationship with them, it may put a damper on your relationship if your partner feels they’ve been open and shared their family life with you and you haven’t reciprocated. Show your partner that you trust and appreciate them by taking down your walls and allowing them to see behind the scenes of your life and upbringing.

Have you ever introduced a partner to your family? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Sheds Light on ‘Tough’ Split from Lauren Bushnell

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Sheds Light on ‘Tough’ Split from Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell. Photo: MMGY Global

By Noelle Downey

Bachelor star Ben Higgins is opening up about his celebrity break-up from Lauren Bushnell. According to EOnline.com, Higgins is letting it all out when it comes to the end of his celebrity relationship on his upcoming podcast with fellow reality TV star, Ashley Iaconetti. In the first episode, Higgins claimed, “Lauren will always be one of my best friends. I learned a lot about myself; I think she learned a lot about herself. It’s tough.” Higgins went on to share that his heartbreak over celebrity ex Bushnell is still “very fresh” because he truly thought that, “[she] was the one.” However, Higgins is also the first to acknowledge that the Hollywood relationship had real problems. “Mutually Lauren and I saw that life was getting more difficult,” Higgins admitted, “I would say the joy that we felt toward our relationship at the beginning was—for some reason—slipping away.” He confessed there was “no real saving or redemption to be done” and that ultimately he felt that their split was “for the best.” Regardless, Higgins has hope for both of them, even if it’s as individuals, instead of a celebrity couple and stated, “I am a better man today because of Lauren and because of our relationship.”

This celebrity break-up proves that when a relationship becomes more work than pleasure, it’s time to let go. What are some ways to know your relationship has run its course?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be tough to know when a relationship is really over, but here are the top three ways that you can be sure:

1. When you no longer see a future together: A good way to figure out if what you’re experiencing is a rough patch or really the end is to analyze whether or not you can still imagine a future with your partner. Can you picture a time when realistically things get better and you as a couple move past whatever it is that’s causing stress on your relationship? Or is this conflict destined to be a part of your relationship forever? Your answer can help you determine whether or not it’s time to move forward or move on.

Related Link: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Stars Lauren Bushnell & Ben Higgins Split

2. When the love is gone: If you genuinely feel as if you’ve fallen out of love with your partner, then it’s time to move on. If the thought of leaving provides you with more relief that you won’t have to fake it any more than sadness, you can be sure that ending the relationship is the best thing for both of you. Don’t try to force love or affection after a certain point. If you’re not feeling it, you’re just not. Let go.

Related Link: ‘The Bachelor’ Celebrity Couple Lauren Bushnell & Ben Higgins’ Relationship ‘Ain’t Perfect’

3. When you feel trapped constantly: If your relationship has been reduced to nothing but a ball and chain around your ankle, think long and hard about whether or not you want it to continue. If you feel that the only thing your partner does is hold you back, consider the fact that you both might be able to go farther without each other. Sometimes the most loving thing you can do for another person is set them free knowing that both of you will actually be better off without one another, even if at first the split is painful.

Have you ever called it quits in a relationship? How did you know it was time? Let us know in the comments!

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New Celebrity Couple? Katharine McPhee & David Foster Spark Romance Rumors 

Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple? Katharine McPhee & David Foster Spark Romance Rumors 

Katharine McPhee steps out with newly divorced David Foster for a romantic date night. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

By Noelle Downey

Craving some new romantic gossip when it comes to Hollywood relationships? Hold onto your hats, because there may just be a new celebrity couple in the works as we speak. According to EOnline.com, Katharine McPhee and David Foster were spotted on a potential date night getting cozy at a private table for two. A source claims, “David and Katharine were very intimate during their dinner,” the source spilled. “David was seen grabbing Katharine’s face and kissing her cheek several times. Katharine was doing the same to David’s face and they were acting as if they were a couple.” The couple shared a delicious feast of sushi and two bottles of red wine. Not only that, the source also shared by the end of the dinner, “Katharine sat on David’s side of the table and cuddled him with a blanket.”

There may be a new celebrity couple in town! What are some creative ways to make your crush notice you?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you’re trying to get that new cutie you’ve got your eye on to notice you exist, Cupid is here to help:

1. Find common ground: If you’re looking to make a connection with a crush, but you’re virtually strangers, find some common ground with them that you’re sure you share. This doesn’t have to be something super complicated or personal, in fact it’s way better if it isn’t. Focus on surface-level commonalities at first, even if there one’s that seem obvious, like the fact that you work at the same place or go to the same school. Think about what you have in common – classes, bosses, friends, hobbies – and go from there. The next time you see them at a party or on break at work, walk up and introduce yourself and find a fun conversational tidbit to break the ice that relies on your joint experiences. Remember, if you go blank and are stuck in a pinch, virtually every one loves to talk about themselves!

Related Link: David Foster Talks Life After Celebrity Divorce from Yolanda Hadid

2. Create an inside joke: Once you have common ground with the person you’re crushing on and are friendly with them, find an inside joke that you two can share. This can be based on something funny that happens in the office or a professor you both love to hate at school. This will bond you two together further and also be a great lead-in for more flirty teasing. Don’t be afraid to move from friendly and funny to actually flirty pretty soon though; after all you want to make sure your crush understands you want to be their partner, not just their buddy!

Related Link: Katharine McPhee Calls It Quits on Affair with Michael Morris

3. Give them a compliment: If you’ve developed a fun, flirty teasing relationship, don’t get so wrapped up in giving your crush a hard time that you forget that you’re trying to sweep them off their feet. Throw in a compliment every so often to remind them that you genuinely like and admire them. Remember to keep it light but also personal, something that not every one would notice or that you think they’d really appreciate hearing. And when they blushingly accept the compliment? Give the a smile and a long, soft look to take things from merely flirty to truly romantic.

Have you ever tried to seduce a crush? What tactics did you use to woo them? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Stars Lauren Bushnell & Ben Higgins Split

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Stars Lauren Bushnell & Ben Higgins Split

Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins. Photo: Instagram

By Noelle Downey

In breaking celebrity news, there’s an item that may have reality TV lovers less than enthused; The Bachelor alums Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins have officially called it quits. According to UsMagazine.com, the former celebrity couple celebrated their celebrity engagement during the finale of season 20 of The Bachelor and announced their celebrity break-up months later on May 15, 2017. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” Bushnell and Higgins confessed in a statement to the press, “We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.” Although the romance of their Hollywood relationship was well-documented on The Bachelor and on their follow-up show, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? audiences also witnessed some tumultuous signs of trouble in the couple’s celebrity relationship, especially when it was revealed that Higgins had also confessed his love to contestant Joelle Fletcher during the run of the show. Bushnell acknowledged this did not sit well with her in several celebrity interviews, sharing, “I did carry some resentment toward him. I will never understand. I will never be the Bachelor.”

This Bachelor couple has decided on a celebrity break-up. What are some ways to know you’ve done all you can to salvage your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When it comes to working out a rocky relationship, things can get tricky, and sometimes it’s just time to call it quits. Here are Cupid’s top tips on how to know when it’s time to throw in the towel:

1. When you’ve tried talking it out… and failed: If you’ve sat down together, maybe even with a third party like a therapist, and honestly tried to work out your problems with little to no progress, that’s a serious sign that you may have reached the final hours of your relationship. Of course, working through your problems takes time and effort, but if you feel like you’ve really committed to spending time working on the problem and nothing has been changing or getting better, it may be time to take a step back and take a long, hard look at whether or not this is a relationship you feel you should stay in.

Related Link: ‘The Bachelor’ Celebrity Couple Lauren Bushnell & Ben Higgins’ Relationship ‘Ain’t Perfect’

2. When they’re in love with someone else: If you feel as if your partner has some serious feelings for someone other than yourself and they’re distracting them from being in a committed relationship with you, that’s a serious problem. If your partner is in love with someone else (assuming you’re in a monogamous relationship) that’s a major deterrent to the success of your relationship. It may be time to acknowledge that it’s time to let go and let you both move on to something even better than what you have right now.

Related Link: Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Butt Heads Over Televised Celebrity Wedding

3. When all that’s left is fighting: Every couple has rough patches and seasons of their life together when they argue more than others. But if it seems that you two are constantly locked in a battle for the upper hand, and can’t even spend any amount of time together without a big fight blowing up, it’s time to call it quits. Let each other go, and let yourselves find someone else who you won’t be in constant conflict with.

Have you ever been in a relationship that went down the tubes? What was the final straw? Let us know int he comments!

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Celebrity Couple News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are ‘Doing So Well’

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are ‘Doing So Well’

Prince Harry. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

By Noelle Downey

In celebrity couple news, it looks like things are heating up this summer for a certain redheaded hottie and his beaux. As they approach their one-year-anniversary of couplehood, EOnline.com reports that Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle are still going strong in their Hollywood relationship. So is it possible that their might be a celebrity wedding in the works? A source claims that while the prince and Markle may not be celebrating a celebrity engagement just yet, they’re certainly only getting stronger as a couple, and are handling the media buzz around their relationship with grace. “They’re doing so well,” a source with insight into the celebrity relationship spills, “Obviously things aren’t as intense as when the news about their relationship first came out, and that’s really made it easier for them to navigate the craziness when it comes to public attention.”

This royal celebrity couple is doing well, according to sources. What are some ways to keep your budding relationship growing?

Cupid’s Advice:

In a new relationship? Here are the top three ways to keep things with your partner sparkling and fun, especially in the early days of getting to know each other:

1. Double date with other newer couples: For a fun date night that will have everyone enjoying themselves, try a double date with a good friend of yours who is also getting in the swing of things with a new relationship. Break the ice with a fun activity that will have every one up on their feet, like dancing in a club or bowling. Enjoy watching your significant other interact with your friend and their partner for insight into how your friend group will work with the addition of your new cutie. This is also a great way to help your partner get over any nerves they may have about meeting your closest friends!

Related Link: Celebrity Couple News: Prince Harry Secretly Visits Meghan Markle Before Easter

2. Take a romantic getaway together: If you’re looking for a relaxing and romantic retreat with your new lover, why not steal away fro a weekend romantic getaway? Hop in the car and drive to the nearest beach or idyllic cabin in the woods for a chance to get to know your new partner in a different way; in a relaxed environment with nothing to do but enjoy fun activities and each other’s company, you’re bound to find even more things about your partner to love, and the weekend-long treat will be sure to loosen you both up without risking making the vacay too lengthy.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Source Says Prince Harry Is ‘More Serious’ About Meghan Markle ‘Than He Ever Has Been’ Before

3. Find a shared passion: Whether that be a brand new TV show you both love to bingewatch or a shared love of comic books, swing dancing, or French cuisine, find something you’re both crazy about and can enjoy together. Sharing that hobby or interest will bring you closer to your new significant other and will also give you lots and lots to talk about on those early, sometimes awkward dates. Don’t have a whole lot in common when it comes to your interests? Try taking up a hobby together for a fun way to learn something new and share an amazing experience with your S.O. at the same time.

What do you do to keep a new relationship going strong? Let us know in the comments!

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