A mother-in-law helps a new mom accept the loss of her own mother.
After the birth of her daughter, one woman learns how to come to terms with her mother-in-law: "With the birth of my daughter came the clarity to see why I rebuffed her: I did not want my mother-in-law to replace my mother. That hole in my heart was purposefully empty, a placeholder for the mother I couldn't have. My immature behavior was stuck back in my 23-year-old mind, the one that lost her parent far too young… It took gaining a daughter to find a mother—not the one I was originally given, but a supportive, giving parental figure nonetheless."
Nicole Richie wants a ring before she has more of Joel Madden's kids.
Nicole Richie is not down with having more out-of-wedlock kids. And if Joel Madden wants to father any more of her children, he best put a ring on it. Awesomely level-headed thinking from the former wild child. She also let bygones be gone and made up with Rachel Zoe. Way to be, Nicole Richie. Next step is to pack on 5 pounds or so.
The economy affects both the beginning (the wedding) and end of a relationship (the divorce).
When you get down to basics, marriage is about money. Pounding hearts, sweet nothings and lazy Sundays in bed are all well and good, but legally, a marriage creates one financial entity where there once were two. So it makes sense that the economic downturn would affect all stages of marriage, from the beginnings (the wedding) to the end (divorce). The New York Times proves this point in two style pieces this weekend.
Groom starts fire to avoid wedding, Indian police track delinquent husbands and fattest man marries.
Being a runaway bride has nothing on a Japanese groom's tactic for avoiding his nuptials: setting fire to the hotel where he was meant to marry later in the day. Reuters reports that the 39-year-old groom, Tatsuhiko Kawata, told police he set fire to the hotel so he "wouldn't have to go through with the wedding." In an even juicier turn of events, Kawata is already married!
The Devil Wears Prada star takes on wedding movies and a new dude.
Anne Hathaway has a whole new bag owww! She might have a new guy. Her old guy, Raffaello Follieri, is heading to the pokey. And she's trading in those tired fish out of water princess movies for movies about drama in and around weddings. That's progress.
The pop/R&B/folk princess had a secret wedding to sound engineer Demacio Castellon.
Ever notice that Nelly Furtado looks a lot like Courtney Cox? Yeah. It's a pretty good celebrity lookalike. In addition to her doppelganger status, she also got a secret wedding back in July. That was a year after she and sound engineer Demacio Castellon were engaged, so perfect timing. Also, she has Portuguese citizenship and made an album called Whoa, Nelly!
Alterna-brides offer a new take on the fairy tale. No hissy fit required.
Every girl supposedly dreams of her fairytale wedding. It turns out that the fantasy of a pouffy white dress, dramatic walk down the aisle, and a dozen bridesmaids in Vera Wang may actually be the dream of the bridal industry, which is profiting off all the chocolate fountains, personalized water bottles, and unity candles it can convince a budding Bridezilla to buy. Rebecca Mead, author of "One Perfect Day," (an exposé of the wedding industry,) blames wedding magazines and websites for the tremendous pressure to conform to what a wedding is supposed to be. Here, we get tips from three brides didn't conform, instead managing to escape the clutches of the bridal industrial complex and have truly personal weddings. Whether you're looking to spend big bucks or small, dress in white or go green, invite many or few, you'll find you can plan a wedding that represents your relationship, not the wedding industry!