Connect with us

Celebrities

Turpin Children Today: Everything To Know About 13 Kids Enslaved By Parents For Years

Published

on

JOrdan Turpin

Over two years after David and Louise Turpin  were sentenced to life in prison, their children have tried to move on with their lives.

Years after Jordan Turpin, 21, made her escape from her family home to call the police on her parents, David, 60, and Louise Turpin, 53, the girl who bravely ran away at 17 to make the call is speaking out in an upcoming ABC 20/20 special with Diane Sawyer. Jordan was one of 13 kids that the couple shared, twelve of whom were being held captive in the family’s home in abusive conditions, including being malnourished and chained to their beds. While the children’s identities have been well-protected, a little bit more has been made known about them through their parents’ trial and the upcoming special. Find out more about the Turpin kids here.

Jordan and Louise are currently serving a life sentence for the way they treated their children. (Uncredited/AP/Shutterstock)

Jennifer

The eldest Turpin child was Jennifer, 32, who was 29, when the family was discovered, and her parents were arrested. Despite being the oldest, Jennifer has mostly been quiet, but she will finally detail her experience during the 20/20 interview on Friday November 19. While not much is known about Jennifer, she does have one of the most emotionally resonant descriptions for what it was like for her and her siblings in her parents’ house: “The only word I know to call it is hell,” she said in a trailer for the special. 

Jordan

1637104870 61 Turpin Children Today Everything To Know About 13 Kids Enslaved
Jordan opened up about calling 9-1-1 in the upcoming ’20/20′ interview with Diane Sawyer. (ABC)

Of all the children in the Turpin family, their daughter Jordan is the most well-known. Shortly after, news of the Turpin parents’ treatment came out, it was also revealed that Jordan had a secret YouTube channel, although it’s not clear if she still has an interest in the video-sharing site. While she was 17 when she bravely ran away and made the 9-1-1 call that tipped police off to the abuse that she and her siblings endured. Jennifer will detail her experience in the upcoming special. During the 9-1-1 call and the interview, she revealed that she was confused and unsure about different aspects of the world outside of what she knew in her parents’ house. “My whole body was shaking. I couldn’t really dial 9-1-1,” she said. “It was literally a now or never. If something happened to me, at least I died trying.”

Joshua

While very little is known about the other Turpin children, a few did have statements read during David and Louise’s trial under the pseudonym Jane Doe. One of their sons who was not anonymous was named Joshua, who revealed that he was studying computer engineering in college at the time of the trial, according to People. Despite going on to college, he also revealed that he’d never learned to ride a bike until recently, and he also admitted that he’d still had nightmares during the trial.

The Other Turpin Children

Despite the Turpin’s house of horrors being a major news story, many of the children’s identities were protected shortly after the story broke, and not much is known about them. Their names all reportedly begin with the letter “J” according to court documents, via The Sun. During the trial, one of the siblings known as Jane Doe No. 4 said that she was a college student and lived on her own. “I fought to become the person I am. I saw my dad change my mom. They almost changed me but I realized what was happening and I immediately did what I could to not become like them. I am a fighter. I am strong and I am shooting through life like a rocket,” she said.

Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham told People in an interview that the children are still close, and many of the older siblings have begun to lead more normal lives with jobs and school, after their parents were exposed. “Some of them are living independently, living in their own apartment, and have jobs and are going to school. Some volunteer in the community. They go to church,” he said. “They still meet with each other, all 13 of them, so they’ll meet somewhere kind of discreet.”

google news

Celebrities

Back In The Game: Meagan [Ms. Good If Ya Nasty] Nukes The Internet With Punny Post-Divorce Jersey

Published

on

Back In The Game: Meagan [Ms. Good If Ya Nasty] Nukes The Internet With Punny Post-Divorce Jersey

 “Pastor DeVon, who!?!?!”

Source: Monica Schipper / Getty

Harlem star Meagan Good is looking quite unbothered following her recent divorce from Pastor DeVon Franklin. The 40-year-old actress took to Instagram this week where she showed off her snatched body and shared an inspirational message to fans.

“ʙᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴜᴅ ᴏғ ʜᴏᴡ ʏᴏᴜ’ᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ ʜᴀɴᴅʟɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ʟᴀsᴛ ғᴇᴡ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs. ᴛʜᴇ sɪʟᴇɴᴛ ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇs ʏᴏᴜ’ᴠᴇ ғᴏᴜɢʜᴛ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛs ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ʜᴜᴍʙʟᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀsᴇʟғ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs ʏᴏᴜ’ᴠᴇ ᴡɪᴘᴇᴅ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴏᴡɴ ᴛᴇᴀʀs,” she captioned a photo of her sculpted physique.

“ᴄᴇʟᴇʙʀᴀᴛᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ sᴛʀᴇɴɢᴛʜ,” Good added.

 

Earlier this week, the Think Like A Man alum sent the internet into shambles when she posted a few cheeky flicks of herself enjoying a fun night out at a Rams game. The newly single celeb wore a cute jersey that bore the words “Ms. Good If Ya Nasty,” on the back.

 

Good also changed her Instagram bio from “Meag G, Mrs. Franklin~If Ya Nasty” to “Meag G, Ms. Good ~If Ya Nasty.”

Ok, Meag! That’s how you feel?

Social media watchdogs flocked to their accounts to comment on the star’s single and ready-to mingle behavior.

“Not Meagan Good announcing her return to the streets,” wrote one social media goer on Twitter.

Another person replied:

“Meagan Good said she has been released from the shackles.”

While a third user mentioned actresses Lisa Bonet and Ryan Destiny, who both recently announced their divorces.

“Lisa Bonet, Meagan Good, and Ryan destiny said let’s go girls….” the user wrote.

 

Social media detectives were salso urprised to see Ms. Good repost a tweet from Gospel rapper Lecrae, denouncing some of the unsavory parts of Christianity. 

“Once upon a time, I thought I was done with Christianity. But the reality was I was just done with the institutional, corporatized, gentrified, politicized, culturally exclusive version of it,” the tweet read.

Good, who was married to devout Christian, Pastor DeVon Franklin, for nine years prior to her divorce, has spoken candidly in the past about her views on some of the unholy aspects of Christianity. While speaking to D.L. Hughley in 2019, Good admitted that she wasn’t a big fan of going to church because of the criticism she would often receive from a few self-proclaimed Christians.

“I do [go to church]. Not all the time though, because, if I’m being completely honest, my experience with some church folks has not been that positive,” she explained. “It’s unfortunate because we’re supposed to be the biggest lovers. And it’s like, even if you disagree with someone or you don’t think what they’re doing is right, you’re supposed to mind your own business and pray for that person,” Good continued. “Other times, you’re supposed to correct in love if that’s what God told you to do. And there was no correction in love. It was like a complete assault.”

 

Earlier this month, the California native gushed about transitioning into a new phase of her life following her big divorce.

“Projects that I prayed for, just health transitions, just taking a moment to really take everything in and get myself, my spirit, my soul ready for 40,” Good said during an interview on The Real. “It’s been a whirlwind with the show and the movies. It’s crazy. It’s a blessing.”

Good shared that she decided to quit drinking so that she could “really focus on therapy and dive into some things” that she hadn’t spoken about “publicly” in the past.

“I really need to deal with these things and just sit down and dig in and be really intentional about this next season and this next act of my life,” she added.

Check out her full interview with The Real below.

What do you think about Meagan Good’s return to the streets? Sound off in the comments!

google news
Continue Reading

Celebrities

Mitch McConnell Suggests Black People Aren’t Real ‘Americans’ | Latest Celebrity News, Sports and Entertainment

Published

on

Mitch McConnell Suggests Black People Aren’t Real ‘Americans’ | Latest Celebrity News, Sports and Entertainment

By Sandra Rose  | 

Win McNamee/Getty Images

Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter.com for uttering a Freudian slip that many are considering racist.

The Senate Republican Minority Leader, 79, suggested Black voters aren’t real Americans at a news conference on Wednesday after the voting rights bill died on the Senate floor.

Two Democrats – Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema voted with Republican senators to defeat the voting rights bill 52-48.

During the debate, McConnell accused Democrats of “fake hysteria” over their failed attempt to end the filibuster.

The Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would have ensured early voting, more drop boxes and mail-in ballots, etc.

When reporter Pablo Manríquez asked McConnell what he would say to Black voters who are concerned about access to voting, he replied:

“Well, the concern is misplaced. Because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

He continued: “A recent survey, 94 percent of Americans thought it was easy to vote. This is not a problem. Turnout is up, biggest turnout since 1900… they’re being sold a bill of goods to support a Democratic effort to federalize elections… this has been a Democratic Party goal for decades.”

Posted in News

Tags: Freudian slip, political news, Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate vote

google news
Continue Reading

Celebrities

Kate Middleton & Prince William Cradle An Adorable Therapy Dog In Their Arms During Royal Visit

Published

on

kate middleton, prince william

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a new furry friend, as they bonded with a therapy dog in sweet new photos.

Cuteness overload! Prince William and Kate Middleton bonded with a sweet little therapy dog on Thursday January 20, when the royal couple shared a pair of photos of each of them holding the adorable little pup, named Alfie. Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked like meeting Alfie was a sweet highlight and great way to kick off their day, as they seemed totally in awe of the puppy!

Kate had a huge smile on, while William reached out to pet the puppy. (Mega)

The pair met the therapy dog, while on a visit to Clithroe Community Hospital, according to their Instagram. They shared photos of both William, 39, and Kate, 40, holding Alfie while the other petted him. Alfie seemed to really take a liking to Kate, as he reached up and sniffed her face, while she held him. The Duke and Duchess asked their followers which of them Alfie seemed to “prefer” on their Instagram.

Both William and Kate looked amazing in the photos. The Duchess stunned in a monochromatic look with a cozy-looking brown dress and a matching jacket. William sported a red sweater over a blue button down shirt and dark pants. He tied his outfit all together with a simple blue blazer.

1642718422 297 Kate Middleton Prince William Cradle An Adorable Therapy Dog
Kate cradled the therapy dog, while on a visit to a local hospital. (Mega)

William and Kate shared more about their visit to the hospital in their Insta caption. The pair said that they were meeting with the hospital workers to learn more about their experience combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, and they shared that both Alfie and another therapy dog had been brought to the hospital to help the staff have good mental health with help from NHS Charities together. “Pressures across the local system have meant that teams here have felt the strain of the pandemic,” they wrote in the caption. “As well as a staff wellbeing room, funding has provided two therapy dogs – six-year-old Jasper and Alfie, who is brand new to the team!”

 

google news
Continue Reading

Trending

Continue in browser
To install tap Add to Home Screen
Add to Home Screen
RecentlyHeard News
Get our web app. It won't take up space on your phone.
Install
See this post in...
RecentlyHeard News
Chrome
Add RecentlyHeard News to Home Screen
Close

For an optimized experience on mobile, add RecentlyHeard News shortcut to your mobile device's home screen

1) Press the share button on your browser's menu bar
2) Press 'Add to Home Screen'.