Teresa Giudice shares sweet Instagram tributes to late father Giacinto

Teresa Giudice paid tribute Sunday to her late father Giacinto Gorga, who died Friday at the age of 76.

Taking to Instagram, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 47, shared a handful of family photos while recalling sweet memories.

“Always my rock ❤️ one of my favorite memories is my #17birthday,” Giudice began. “I was upset because I thought I wasn’t getting a car so I refused to get dressed that day and then my parents surprised me with a new car!”

She continued, “They told me to go answer the door and there my new car was. 😍 Both my parents were so thoughtful and always wanted the best for Joey and I.”

Giudice and brother Joe Gorga also lost mother Antonia in March 2017 at the age of 66. On Saturday, Giudice posted about her parents being reunited.

“Yesterday with the rain the skies cried 😢with me for you leaving…today you made the sun shine ☀️to let me know you arrived & found mommy,” Giudice wrote. “I know how you loved your Blue so today I raise a glass to you! 🥃🥃 Salute to you PaPa ❤️🙏🏼.”

Following news of Gorga’s passing, Giudice’s Bravo family offered their condolences.

“Praying for you and your family may God comfort and keep you,” former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks shared.

“Sending love and prayers,” Luann de Lesseps of the “Real Housewives of New York City” wrote.

Though the cause of Gorga’s death is unknown, a rep for Giudice told Page Six on Friday that “he had been sick for a while. It’s so sad.”

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Mum shares powerful pic of girl, 2, with rare genetic condition waving at dad through window to urge people to lock down – The Sun

A MUM shared a photograph of her toddler with a rare genetic disorder waving at her dad through a window to raise awareness of self-isolation during the coronavirus lockdown.

Little Emmie Gizatullin from Colchester, Essex, was born with Kniest Dysplasia, the rarest form of dwarfism which affects less than 150 people worldwide.

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The two-year-old tot went into isolation with her mum Hannah Gizatullin, 40, and brother Adam, 11, earlier this week to keep safe from COVID-19.

Emmie is vulnerable to infections and illnesses and struggles with breathing.

Viruses that affect the lungs, like COVID-19, could be fatal as she can't be put onto a ventilator as her windpipe is too small.

Her father Marat, 49, is a forklift driver and has to work – so the family decided it would be safest to isolate from him at Hannah’s mum's house.

'THERE IS STILL JOY'

But the loving dad still visits his family each morning by waving and blowing kisses through the window at a safe distance.

Hannah shared this heart-warming photograph of daddy and daughter having a special moment through a window – in a bid to send a powerful message the world about the importance of staying home and self-isolation.

Hannah said: “I captured this moment between them and thought it was very special. Despite terrible obstacles there is still joy.

“Everyone has to do their bit to protect the vulnerable in our society.

“We are hating being apart and it hurts for Marat not to be with us, but we know we must do whatever it takes to protect Emmie.

We are hating being apart, but we know we must do whatever it takes to protect Emmie

“She doesn't understand what is going on but even with the brief visits, she is so happy and overjoyed to see her daddy.

“You have to take all the smallest glimpses of happiness you can to get through these difficult times.”

The killer bug has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the UK already, with more than 33,000 people infected.

People with underlying health conditions may be at a higher risk than others of suffering from the virus.

Emmie has been admitted to hospital three times in four months with  illnesses such as croup, chest infection and an ear infection.

Three months after being born, Emmie was diagnosed with Kniest Dysplasia, which affects bone growth and causes dwarfism, skeletal abnormalities and creates problems with vision and hearing.

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The adorable tot has severe sight and hearing loss, cannot stand and uses a wheelchair for mobility, as she has club feet and bowed legs.

But the ‘happy and cheeky’ toddler is loving life with her family and Hannah said she is always ‘spreading joy’ by waving and smiling at strangers on the street.

Hannah added: “It was hard as I had no idea if she was even going to survive being born.

“Although doctors said she would look strange, Emmie was the most beautiful baby girl I had ever seen and had the biggest brown eyes.

"She is very bright and uses sign language beautifully. She absolutely loves her collection of books and puzzles.

"She is very bright and uses sign language beautifully. She absolutely loves her collection of books and puzzles.

“We love her so much and will do everything we can to keep her safe during this time.

“Everyone needs to do their bit and look after each other by staying at home.”

 


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Laura Whitmore shares one of her last chats with late Caroline Flack

‘She told me it was good that it happened this way’: Laura Whitmore reveals Caroline Flack appreciated her stepping in for Love Island as the late star ‘had to deal with a lot of things’

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Laura Whitmore has bravely detailed one of the conversations she shared with her late friend Caroline Flack.

The Irish presenter, 34, took over the role as Love Island’s host when Caroline stood down in December, after she was charged with assault by beating following a row with boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27.

‘She told me it was good that it happened this way’: Laura Whitmore has bravely detailed one of the conversations she shared with her late friend Caroline Flack (pictured in 2019)

The former MTV star admitted she faced some backlash when she was announced as the new face of the ITV2 dating series.

Laura told ex-Saturdays singer Frankie, 31: ‘People would say, I can’t believe you’ve stole someone’s job! It’s so surreal, [I’m] still navigating through it.’ 

Despite the negativity, the host revealed Caroline fully threw her support behind Laura’s decision.

She explained: ‘I’ve never told anyone this, but one of the last things she told me is that this is probably good that it’s happened this way as I have a lot of things I need to deal with and work through.’

Candid: The presenter, 34, revealed her pal appreciated her filling in her shoes on Love Island (pictured) as she ‘had to deal with a lot of things’ on this week’s Open Mind with Frankie Bridge

‘It was so surreal’: The former MTV star admitted she faced some backlash when she was announced as the new face of the ITV2 dating series

Admitting she still hasn’t come to terms with her passing, the grieving star added: ‘I remember thinking she’ll come back with a bang, maybe I was being naive but I didn’t think it would go the other way. My brain still hasn’t computed it.

‘The decision was made to not talk about Love Island after the winter series. It’s weird as there’s so many ups and downs, there were some wonderful time working on the series.’

Caroline’s private funeral took place on March 10 at Greenacres at Colney, near Norwich, a ceremonial park set in a 16 acre forest.

A day after the former X Factor presenter was laid to rest, Laura revealed she nearly suffered a panic attack from exhaustion as she travelled to work. 

A friend indeed: Despite the negativity, the host revealed Caroline – who took her own life aged 40 last month (pictured in 2018) – fully threw her support behind Laura’s decision

‘It was the first time I let myself get upset’: A day after the former X Factor host was laid to rest, Laura revealed she nearly suffered a panic attack from exhaustion (pictured earlier this month)

The Survival of the Fittest star shared: ‘I’ve had panic attacks in the past when dealing with things. 

‘A few weeks ago, a day after Caroline’s funeral, it was the first time I let myself get upset and I was exhausted. 

‘We weren’t at the height of COVID-19 yet, but I remember getting on the Tube trying to stand 10 metres away from everyone, and almost having a panic attack as I didn’t know whether I was sick or exhausted from everything. 

‘I didn’t call Iain [Stirling, her boyfriend] as I knew he’d make me more panicked so I paced around the BBC studios for about 20 minutes. After that day, I didn’t really go out again.’

‘She told me she was inspired by me’: Frankie – who competed on the 2014 edition of Strictly Come Dancing with series winner Caroline – also shared her last words with the Enfield native

Frankie – who competed on the 2014 edition of Strictly Come Dancing with series winner Caroline – also shared her last words with the Enfield native. 

She explained: ‘We weren’t the closest of friends, but we were together on Strictly and we have a group chat, where there’s still a conversation every day. 

‘I didn’t message her about [the assault charge] as I thought that everyone would be doing that.

Heartbreaking: The TV veteran passed away a day after she had been told that the CPS was pursuing the court case against her following her row with Lewis Burton (pictured in October)

‘I was on This Morning and was talking about my book [OPEN: Why Asking for Help Can Save Your Life], and she reached out to me to tell me that she was really inspired by me.’

Caroline passed away at her home in Stoke Newington, a day after learning the CPS would be pursuing a case of assault against her. 

Caring Lou Teasdale had been taking care of Caroline and had popped out to the shops when the star had taken her life shortly after she left the property. 

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Great- grandmother shares her tips for getting through pandemic

Listen to Granny! Great-grandmothers who have lived through BOTH World Wars share their advice to surviving a global crisis – including ‘remaining cheerful’ and ‘keeping to yourself’

  • Winifred Burgoyne, 108, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, worked as a weaver
  • She sewed gun belts for soldiers during both World Wars from the age of 14
  • May Willis, from East Sussex, celebrated her 110th birthday at home in lockdown 
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Great-grandmothers who have lived through both World Wars have been sharing their advice to surviving a global crisis – including ‘working alone’ and ‘remaining cheerful’.  

Winifred Burgoyne, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, was born in 1911 and has lived through the sinking of the Titanic, two World Wars and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

And now, the pensioner has shared her own words of wisdom on how the world can get through the Covid-19 crisis together, revealing: ‘You’ve got to keep out of other people’s way and work on your own – you need to look after yourself.’ 

Winifred’s advice comes as May Willis, 110, from East Sussex, advised the key to surviving the crisis is ‘remaining cheerful’.    

Winifred Burgoyne, 108, who lives in a care home in Bolton and has survived two World Wars, has revealed her advice for surviving the coronavirus pandemic  

Winifred, who has lived through two World Wars, said the key to surviving a global pandemic was ‘looking after yourself’ (pictured, in 1956)  

May, who was born in 1910, explained: ‘Whatever your circumstances, you have to make the best of them and have a laugh.’

But despite being in lockdown, May marked the occasion with visits from her friends and her 84-year-old daughter Vera Smith.

May is now a ‘supercentenarian,’ making her one 15 people who are the oldest in the UK.    

And despite May living through many historical events, she said the coronavirus crisis stands out among the worst.  

May Willis, from East Sussex,  who celebrated her 110th birthday while in lockdown, advised ‘remaining cheerful’ during the coronavirus outbreak

May, who has two grandchildren in their sixties, said: ‘The restrictions from the current crisis are much worse than the two World Wars. You were free during the wars.’ 

She attributed her longevity to a ‘strict’ upbringing, meaning she has never drank or smoked, and enjoyed dog walking with her late husband Fred who died in 1989. 

The mother-of-one said: ‘I don’t feel any different from when I was sixty. People will sit and speak to you and you will forget that you are as old as you are.

‘I’ve loved every moment of my life. I’ve had a happy childhood and then a happy marriage. What more could you want?’   

May (pictured in her younger years) survived two World Wars but said the coronavirus crisis stands out among the worst

Meanwhile grandmother-of-two Winifred, who lives in a care home in Bolton, said people ‘need to look after themselves’ during global crisis like coronavirus in order to survive. 

She also revealed: ‘Most of all you need to look after babies because the first thing people do is smother them with kisses and that’s how a virus can spread.

She added: ‘I have been alright at the moment but I’m terrified if people come near me so I would tell them not to touch me.

‘We don’t know what is going to happen next so you have to care for yourself – and use disinfectant everywhere you go!’

Winifred is currently in lockdown at her care home in Bolton, Greater Manchester, and has been listening to music and doing armchair exercises to keep busy 

From the age of 14, Winifred worked as a weaver in a mill factory in Hulme, Manchester, sewing gun belts for soldiers during each World War. 

Winifred met her husband Ronald at a dance and the couple married in 1946 and had their daughter Linda in 1948. 

Ronald served in the RAF as a leading airman – and Winifred, known as Wini, admits she loved his uniform. 

They had a long and happy marriage before Ronald passed away in hospital in 2000.

Winifred is the 42nd oldest person in the UK and has received eight letters from the Queen on her birthdays.

The great-grandmother has been talking to her daughter Linda on the phone and advised her to stay safe 

She moved into a care home in 2015 and is currently enjoying keeping active in the garden and is enjoying armchair exercises and listening to music.

Her carers say Wini, who has dementia, has a very sharp sense of humour and loves to crack jokes, as well as still having a hearty appetite.

While her care home is in lockdown, she has been chatting to Linda on the phone and told her that it is important to stay positive about the current global pandemic.

Retired retail worker and mother-of-two Linda, 71, said: ‘My mum is a fighter – she’s witty, sharp and will put someone in their place and stand up for herself even though she’s only 4ft tall.


Winifred and her husband Ronald (left). The pensioner worked as a weaver from the age of 14

‘Her nickname was ‘6ft’ because even though she wasn’t that tall she was as strong as a 6ft man!

‘Mum worked at the factory for most of her life before she became pregnant with me and started working from home until I was 10. 

Linda added: ‘She always says the key to living long is ‘by being a good girl and clean living – and don’t ever bother with men!’

‘We’ve been keeping in touch with her on the phone and we’re all very proud of her.’

Winifred is described by a care worked as ‘very chilled out’ and enjoys dancing with scarves when the music is on 

Julie O’Connor, 54, who works at Wini’s care home, said: ‘She’s an absolutely amazing person and is very chilled out.

‘When we do activities like armchair exercise with the residents she loves the music we put on and waves the coloured scarves we give them.

‘She’s aware that a nasty bug is going around and says to us ‘oh I’ve done with that!’        

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Beyoncé Shares Video to Show What the Personalities of Her Twins, Rumi and Sir, Are Really Like

Beyoncé’s twins are already superstars in the making. Thanks to Beyoncé’s yearly recap, fans have their first glimpse into the personality of Rumi and Sir. (And they’re totally adorable.) Here’s what fans learned about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z fans first met Sir and Rumi Carter in 2017

This duo is more than just international superstars and entrepreneurs. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the parents of three children. During 2017, the couple announced the birth of their twins, Sir and Rumi, with an Instagram post. Later, Beyoncé described her experience as a mother. 

“It’s important to me that they [my daughters] see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling,” Beyoncé said, according to Elle Magazine.

“I hope to teach my son not to fall victim to what the internet says he should be or how he should love,” she continued. “I want to create better representations for him so he is allowed to reach his full potential as a man, and to teach him that the real magic he possesses in the world is the power to affirm his own existence.”

Beyoncé shared video clips from Rumi and Sir’s 2nd Birthday party

In true Beyoncé fashion, The Lion King voice actress posted a few of her favorite moments from 2019 to ring in the new year and the new decade. Included in those pictures and videos was a sneak peek into the birthday party of the twins, Rumi and Sir Carter.

This was a very brief look at Beyoncé’s party. Still, viewers could see these twins dressed in their birthday best, already walking across a patch of grass. There was also a colorful cake, giant letters spelling out “two,” and a video of Sir with his hand shielding his face. The yearly “Beycap” also featured clips of Beyoncé’s oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Rumi and Sir Carter have not yet made a public appearance

It’s rare for Beyoncé to post pictures (or videos) of the twins. They’ve also never made their public debut, unlike their older sibling, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Most recently, Blue Ivy hung out at a Lakers game with her father. 

There, she asked Lebron James if she could have an autographed basketball, still a little shy when approaching the athlete. In the past, she’s gone to award shows, the Super Bowl, and her parents’ concerts on the On The Run II Tour. Blue Ivy also posed alongside her mother and Megan Thee Stallion at a New Year’s Eve party, some fans noticing how similar she looked to Beyoncé. 

Beyoncé even featured Blue Ivy in songs like “Brown Skin Girl,” “Boss,” and “Blue.” For her joint album with Jay-Z, The Carters, Blue Ivy gave a shoutout to her younger siblings, closing out the song with, “shoutout to Rumi and Sir, love Blue.”

Music by Beyoncé, including The Lion King: The Gift, is available on Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, and most major streaming platforms. 

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Peter Andre shares rare glimpse of children Amelia and Theo as he continues to homeschool them in their playhouse – The Sun

PETER Andre shared a rare glimpse of children Amelia and Theo during one of their homeschooling sessions.

The dad-of-four, 47, took to Instagram to what he's been up to with his kids in lockdown whilst his wife Emily, 30, is working on the frontline to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The singer rarely shares snaps of Amelia, six, and three-year-old Theodore on social media out of respect of his wife's decision.

As he reported from his children's playhouse, Pete made sure to keep their faces out of the camera and recorded himself having lots of fun with them both and his eldest daughter Princess, 12.

He said: "Ladies and gentleman just reporting from within a little playhouse here, a very, very confined space.

"Bista, Millie and Theo, we're all in here and we don't know quite how to react here, we're kind of segregated."


Things soon got out of control when Princess and Amelia left their dad and brother to it as Theo began to sit on his dad's face.

Documenting the whole thing, he shouted to the camera: "The girls have escaped, it's just me and Theo in here now. But we're having fun in here aren't we?"

"Ladies and gentleman he's climbing all over me. I don't quite know what's going to happen. Please help anyone! Theo you're sitting on my face!"

The pair continued their fun indoors with a round of hide and seek and when Pete discovered him behind a curtain he soon realised that someone had painted his son's nails bright pink.

He joked to the camera: "I'm not quite sure how we're going to get these off mate."

The family certainly worked up an appetite running around their home, so Pete decided to rustle up some tasty pancakes for his kids to enjoy.

As he made the mix from scratch, he panned the camera on Amelia and Theo, who were patiently waiting for their breakfast in some adorable home-made masks.

After they wolfed down their delicious treats, the kids started their homework and it didn't take long for Princess to complain about the fact that she's got seven pieces to complete for the next three weeks in lockdown.




He panned the camera at the 12-year-old who said: "We've got seven bits of homework which is seven hours. Why is that even possible, I'm in year eight?"

His eldest, Junior, who he shares with ex Katie Price, 41, was missing from all the family fun.

Yesterday the 14-year-old took to Instagram tell his followers how he was feeling and revealed that he had coronavirus symptoms.

“These aren’t easy times as we know.

“I am videoing this to tell you I am showing symptoms of the coronavirus. It is not me saying I have it , I am showing symptoms.

“Everyone please stay safe these aren’t easy times like I said," he said.

Peter also revealed that he is staying in a separate room to his wife as he’s terrified about contracting the coronavirus.

The star has been looking after all four of his children since the nation was put on lockdown last week.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the Mysterious Girl singer said: “Here’s the thing, she obviously doesn’t tell me a lot of stuff because of confidentiality.

“But obviously because she’s now exposed to the virus quite a lot, at the moment, in the last few days, it means right now we are having to be in separate rooms.

“I am the one who has to have the kids as well and I’m terrified they will get it.”

He added that Emily is his “absolute hero” – along with the other NHS staff.


 

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Peter recently expressed his pride on Instagram about his doctor wife with a snap of NHS workers in a hospital, holding signs that read: “We stay here for you, please stay home for us!”

The proud husband added an arrow to point out Emily, who is seen crouching in the front row and holding up the sign that reads: “Please”.

He added the Stay Home geotag to the image as well as a “Thanks health heroes” GIF.

Peter shared the post to his Story as well as his main page, adding the caption: “Proud 🙂 #SupportTheNHS.

“Thank you so much to ALL the NHS and the carers up and down the country.”

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