Connect with us

Celebrities

George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth: Everything To Know About Their 20 Years Of Marriage

Published

on

George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth: Everything To Know About Their 20 Years Of Marriage

George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth have been married since 2001 and have shared quite the life together. Find out about the most memorable moments they’ve had here.

George Stephanopoulos, 60, and Ali Wentworth, 56, are one of the most inspiring celebrity couples out there! The Good Morning America host and actress have been married for almost 20 years and their connection seems to be stronger than ever. With their successful careers and loving family, they’ve led quite the eventful life together and have often spoke about their love and admiration for each other in interviews. Ali, who is also a comedian, even admitted her husband’s personality and his ability to “laugh at himself” is one of the best things about him, in 2018.

“He’s my straight guy. He’s not funny per se, but I can make fun of him and he can laugh at that,” she told Parade. “He can laugh at himself. There’s endless making fun of him, and he loves it. That’s the best. If I had a husband that was like, ‘stop it,’ I wouldn’t have married him. No. George can fall off the bed laughing at something that’s amusing.”

Find out more about George and Ali’s background below.

How Did George And Ali Meet?

George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth got married just seven months after they met on a blind date. (Shutterstock)

George and Ali met on a blind date in Apr. 2001 and were engaged just two months later. They ended up getting hitched by Nov. of that same year at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on New York City’s Upper East Side. Ali has often shared PDA-filled pics of the two of them on social media along with sweet captions about how much she adores him, and George publicly admitted to swooning over her the same month they walked down the aisle.

”You know how when you go on a date and the first 15 minutes are on automatic pilot?” he told The New York Times about their immediate connection in Nov. 2001. ”About 15 minutes in, she just leaned in and said something, and we were suddenly in another place, in another universe, immediately. We went from strangers to friends to being in love in days.”

George And Ali Have Two Kids.

George and Ali share two children together. Their oldest daughter Elliott Anastasia was born in Sept. 2002 and they welcomed their second-born daughter Harper Andrea in June 2005. The doting parents have often gushed over their kids in public and Ali shares social media pics of some of their biggest moments, such as prom night and graduation, to Instagram.

“The older one who looks like George, she’s more serious, but she likes to laugh. The younger one, unfortunately, is turning into me. She looks like me. She’s very funny,” Ali cheekily told Parade about her and George’s daughters. “I’m the kind of parent that you could tell you got straight As on your exam, and I’m [absently] like, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ My youngest, Harper, says something really funny, then I’ll bake her a cake and put candles in it. I’ll be so excited. The thing is, it’s instinctual. You can’t teach anybody to be funny. She kinda has it, which is great.”

Ali Has Been Interviewed By George On ‘Good Morning America.’

Ali Wentworth, Daughters
Ali Wentworth poses with her and George’s daughters. (Shutterstock)

In one appearance, Ali chatted about how different she and George are and how that helps with their marriage as she sat down with her hubby and his co-anchors on the popular talk show. She recalled one encounter that showed how they handle things and of course, added a little humor to it.

“We were flying to Nantucket and there was a lightning storm. We all thought we were going to die, I was trying to calm everyone down at the back of the plane but when you dip very quickly I would say ‘We’re going to die!’ then ‘We’re good, we’re good,’ and I just see his [George’s] back the whole time and I think he’s probably freaked out,” she explained on the show in 2018. “So I threw a pen at the back of his head – and nothing happened. And then I realized he was meditating! I was like ‘Where are the life jackets?’ and he was meditating!”

“And we are here today!” George hilariously chimed in. “And you are so Zen and we are here today.”

Just as Ali appeared on George’s show, he also once appeared on her comedy, Nightcap, in 2016, and played himself.

Ali’s Written A Book About Their Love Life.

George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth
George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth smile at each other during a sweet moment. (Shutterstock)

Go Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (and Free Lemonade) was released in 2018 and it touched on personal feelings she has when it comes to her life with George. She also lightheartedly touched upon their sex life.

“The lowest moment for me is when the time arrives for the fateful question: ‘How often do you and your husband have sex?’” she wrote in the memoir. “I have lost friends with this question.” She went on to claim that friends have reacted strongly to her when they hear how active her sex life with George is.

“The women gasp and scream like I’ve confessed that I shot my dog,” she joked. “One of them always slams her fist down on the table; a woman’s wine glass once smashed in her hand. I’m sorry! We’re hot for each other. Jesus!”

They Faced Coronavirus Together.

Ali tested positive for the virus first in Apr. 2020 and after being in isolation for 16 days, George sweetly played the song “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and clapped as she finally left her room and walked down the stairs. The grateful wife, whose caregiver was her husband, posted a video of the moment, which can be seen above, along with the caption, “I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones,”

Weeks after Ali’s diagnosis, George also tested positive but he revealed he wasn’t getting harsh symptoms. “I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath,” he said. “I’m feeling great.”

google news

Celebrities

Konshens Reveals How New Album ‘Red Reign’ ‘Flipped The Switch’ On His Artistic ‘Complacency’

Published

on

Konshens Reveals How New Album ‘Red Reign’ ‘Flipped The Switch’ On His Artistic ‘Complacency’

With his new album, music superstar Konshens aimed to inspire others ‘to find the new soul of dancehall,’ but as he tells HL, he also was looking to inspire himself as well.

It’s hard to associate the word “complacent” with Konshens. The Kingston, Jamaica native burst on the dancehall scene in 2005 with the international hit, “Pon Di Corner.” All Music describes him as “prolific as both a solo artist and a contributor to other’s tracks,” and he boasts a massive credit list. Yet, Konshens used that word to describe himself in an interview with Dancehall magazine and that his new album, Red Reign, was a way to snap him out of it. “After achieving certain stages and achievements in their careers, artists can easily become comfortable and complacent,” he tells HollywoodLife. “I feel like I was starting to become that way until Covid-19 woke me up.”

The global pandemic has had a significant influence on music – postponing tours, shuttering venues, causing many release delays – but for Konshens, the worldwide catastrophe forced him to confront the truth that his time on this plane of existence is limited. “The pandemic inspired me to maximize my potential, the genre, and the culture because it can all be taken away in an instant,” he says. And so, he got to work on the batch of tracks that would make up Red Reign. For dedicated fans, Konshens believes it’ll have them thinking “he’s back,” as he returns to form after venturing into soca with 2020’s Soca Virgin. For new listeners, Red Reign may introduce them to their new favorite artist, as Konshens dips in and out of genre, with reggae, soca, Afrobeats, and other sounds that have been added to the equation. However — be you someone who’s been on this since day one or is coming late to the party — Red Reign reaffirms why Konshens is one of the hottest names in music today.

The album is also a personal triumph, as it represents Konshens reigniting his creative spark. “If you listen to the album, you can tell the difference in the mindset,” he tells HollywoodLife. “You can feel where I flipped the switch. If you listen to the entire album, you can tell the difference.” In an EXCLUSIVE interview, Konshens shared how Red Reign couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the pandemic, how the album will leave fans “happy,” and why this record might be the best introduction to new fans. (Spoiler: It “has a lot of songs that are easy on the ear.”)

(Daison Osbourne)

HollywoodLife: You’ve just released Red Reign, your new album and follow-up to last year’s Soca album Soca Virgin. How does it feel to have this project out in the world to kick off “Season 4”?

It feels good to have it out. I have been working on it for a while now. I am excited by the positive feedback I have been getting. People have loved the diversity of the music. Every song has a unique vibe, so different people gravitate towards different songs. People are recognizing that a lot of thought was put into the project.

You said this album is an about-face, that you were “getting complacent.” What did you mean by that? How did you grow “complacent?”

After achieving certain stages and achievements in their careers, artists can easily become comfortable and complacent. I feel like I was starting to become that way until Covid-19 woke me up. It made me appreciate time and respect the blessings of life. The pandemic inspired me to maximize my potential, the genre, and the culture because it can all be taken away in an instant.

Is there a moment in Red Reign that represents the biggest change from this complacency? Like, is there a song that you pushed yourself hard on, one that saw you take things to the next level?

There isn’t a particular song, but if you listen to the album, you can tell the difference in the mindset. You can feel where I flipped the switch. If you listen to the entire album, you can tell the difference.

Red Reign features a handful of stars like Davido, Spice, Jesse Royal, and Kaelyn Kastle, to name a few. Were you surprised by any of these collaborations – like, did someone bring the fire to their verses, maybe made you do a double-take?

They all delivered. The album has a lot of songs that are easy on the ear, so it was easy for the artists to float on the beat. Everybody added their flavor. Jesse and Kaelyn definitely complimented the songs and took them to another level. Spice, the “Queen of Dancehall,” came into the project and did her thing. Everybody I worked with added something special to the album, and I appreciate all of their contributions.

1638396808 194 Konshens Reveals How New Album ‘Red Reign ‘Flipped The Switch

Do you think you could have made an album like Red Reign if the pandemic didn’t happen?

I don’t think so. I probably would have been too relaxed and fallen into old habits. It took a year to make, and it was a challenge because I challenged myself. If the pandemic didn’t happen, I probably would have made an album that sounded similar to my past work. The creative process of the pandemic helped me elevate myself as an artist even with all of the negativity that came with Covid-19.

You’ve been in the game for nearly two decades now. For those who have been with you since day one, how do you think Red Reign might surprise them?

I think they will be happy. It feels like “he’s back.” That is how I feel, and the people around me feel. I hope to bridge the gap between what is new and hot and the foundation of the culture. I wanted to inspire the producers and artists to find the new soul of dancehall.

Red Reign is out now.

google news
Continue Reading

Celebrities

Adam Levine Debuts Rose Tattoo On His Face In New Photo Snapped By Behati Prinsloo

Published

on

Adam Levine

The Maroon 5 vocalist’s wife shared a photo of his brand new ink, as the two relaxed and enjoyed some tequila.

New tattoo alert! Adam Levine seems to have hopped on the face tattoo trend and gotten a rose inked on his face. His wife, Behati Prinsloo, shared a photo of the 42-year-old Maroon 5 singer sitting in the back of a car with the new ink on full display on Tuesday November 30. The singer and model seemed like they were having a nice night out and drinking some Calirosa tequila.

Behati, 33, tagged her husband of seven years and Calirosa in her Instagram story. The former Voice coach was wearing a worn green sweater, and a pair of torn up jeans, as they sat in the car, and he held the bottle of tequila. The new rose tattoo is pretty simple, showing just a black design in the shape of the flower. In later stories, Behati reposted videos from Calirosa that showed the couple taking shots of the tequila.

The new face tattoo is far from Adam’s first. The “Girls Like You” singer is covered in tattoos on his chest, arms and neck. Some of his most well-known tats include having “California” tattooed over his stomach. He also already has a few other floral tattoos, like another delicate flower on his neck.

Adam’s new rose ink is only his latest tattoo. (Splashnews)

Adam was kept pretty busy this year with Maroon 5’s touring schedule, and he’ll hit the road with his band again at the end of the year for two Las Vegas shows on December 30 and 31. While the band undoubtedly gave fans plenty of unforgettable concerts on their “MMXXI” tour, there were a few hiccups along the way. He laughed as he had a first in the 20 years of Maroon 5’s career and forgot the words to their hit song “She Will Be Loved.” He didn’t seem to mind, as he joked to the audience about it. “It’s funny because I didn’t even need to admit it because you guys came with me on the journey,” he said. Unfortunately not every moment was as silly, Adam also looked pretty angry, when a fan ran onstage and gave him a hug in the middle of one show. Gotta respect those boundaries!

google news
Continue Reading

Celebrities

Home invaders shot armed security guard on duty at Jacqueline Avant’s $7M mansion

Published

on

Home invaders shot armed security guard on duty at Jacqueline Avant’s $7M mansion

By Sandra Rose  | 

Lester Cohen/WireImage

An armed security guard was shot outside the home where Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was shot and killed early Wednesday.

Jacqueline, 81, was fatally shot by a gunman who forced his way into the couple’s Beverly Hills area mansion. Clarence Avant, 90, was at home but wasn’t harmed, a source tells TMZ.

The security guard who was stationed outside the home was shot and wounded. He did not return fire, police say.

Beverly Hills police responded to a 911 call from the residence around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the upscale Truesdale estates.

RIP Jacqueline Avant Wife of Music Legend Clarence Avant Killed

LISA O’CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images

They found Mrs. Avant suffering from a single gunshot wound inside the residence. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital later that morning.

Police found a broken glass door at the rear of the mansion. They believe the home invaders targeted the elderly couple whose mansion is valued at $7 million.

Various upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods have been plagued by a string of “follow-home” robberies.

1638395577 448 Home invaders shot armed security guard on duty at Jacqueline

BACKGRID

Former BET host and actor Terrence “J” Jenkins, 39, was followed on his way home to his Sherman Oaks neighborhood by someone in an SUV who opened fire at his car around 3 a.m. on November 10. He managed to escape with his life.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore announced that a police task force has been created to apprehend “follow-home” robbers.

California is also plagued by crowbar-wielding smash-and-grab burglars who invade high end stores such as Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom.

Posted in Crime

Tags: Clarence Avant, crime news, gun violence, home invasion, Jacqueline Avant, Terrence Jenkins

google news
Continue Reading

Trending