It's an age-old tradition that has been followed, seemingly without too much protest, for years. For most, making the switch to their husband's last name is exciting; a sort of "final seal" on the lifelong vows you've made. But many women are challenging this tradition nowadays, especially those who are less religious and more educated.
Thousands of people ran the New York City Marathon yesterday, and all kinds of characters crossed the finish line, including Elvis Presley, Captain America, Batgirl, a chicken... and newlyweds Mary and Raymond Donaldson!
Newsflash: After 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have called it quits. I am not a long-time follower of the Kardashian clan. I became interested when I realized that Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner was married to Kim's mom, Kris. I watched a couple of episodes around the big engagement ... so big that the engagement ring had to be delivered by a Brinks truck. And I — along with a few million other viewers — noticed some signs that they might be headed for trouble. For one thing, on the very day that Kris planned to propose to Kim, they had an argument about money. It was such a bad argument, Kris postponed popping the question ... begging the question: Why did they go through with it? Couldn't they have found a way to breakup before the wedding?
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At last, some good news for the Edwards family: Cate Edwards will marry her college boyfriend, Trevor Upham, on Saturday.
Paul McCartney famously sang, "Will you still love me when I'm 64?" Well, he's technically 69, but 51-year-old Nancy Shevell just answered "I do!" McCartney married his third wife this weekend in London following four years of courtship.
Sir Paul McCartney was all smiles on Sunday after he and his lady love, Nancy Shevell, said, "I do!" The couple were married in an afternoon ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, according to People. The former Beatle and his American wife were greeted with cheers and tons of rose petals as they exited the Town Hall as newlyweds. Guests included fellow Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, Shevell's cousin Barbara Walters, as well as Shevell's son, Arlen, and McCartney's youngest daughter, Beatrice, who served as the flower girl. Both McCartney, 69, and Shevell, 51, wore designs by (who else?) Stella McCartney, Paul's fashion designer daughter.
This Sunday see Kim Kardashian and Kris Humprhries take their vows (the first time) on the E! special, "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event." The behind-the-scenes footage chronicles the most famous Kardashian sister's road to the alter. Kim and Kris were married in August after a six month romance. We just hope the newlyweds' impromptu vow renewal on Ellen won't fill America's Kardashian quota for the week.
Rachel Uchitel, 36, also known as the "most famous mistress on the planet" after her well-publicized affairs with golfer Tiger Woods and Bones star David Boreanaz, is not going to win the Ms. Relationship of the Year Award anytime soon. Perhaps not even now that she's officially a Mrs.
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The women's movement has made it easier for us to crush through many a glass ceiling, have children if and when we want, and enjoy casual hook-ups, but one effect doesn't exactly seem like something to celebrate: More women are popping the question. According to a poll from the online dating site Swoon, one in 10 gals have asked their guy to tie the knot, because they were fed up with waiting for him to do it himself. Gah!
I'm getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother—my only sibling—got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are planning to get married a mere six weeks before I do.
Dear Kim, You don't know me and I don't know you, but I felt compelled to write you this letter. I am a marriage therapist, and though you haven't asked for my input, I'd like to give it to you as a wedding gift. There's been a lot of buzz about your wedding. Kudos to you on both counts, by the way: one, from the glimpses I got flipping through the channels past ET and walking my cart through the grocery store, it looked beautiful. Of course with several million dollars worth of wedding contributions, it would be hard to screw that up!
When people are struggling financially it's safe to say there are more important things to spend money on than a big diamond, but many women have at least some expectations for their engagement rings.
It was a bit difficult to watch "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" this week amidst all the hype about the wedding between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in "real life," but it also provided an interesting new peek inside their relationship.