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Their Parents Made Them Split 65 Years Ago. Now, a Wedding

Love prevails for Helen Andre, 82, and Davy Moakes, 86

(Newser) - Think it's not possible to feel like a teenager again when you reach your 80s? It's entirely possible, according to an English couple told to break off their engagement 65 years ago—and who finally got to tie the knot. "Even after all this time, it still... More »

Pippa Middleton Engaged

To hedge fund manager James Matthews

(Newser) - The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, and hedge fund manager James Matthews announced their engagement Tuesday, setting the stage for a celebrated society wedding in the coming year, the AP reports. The couple confirmed rumors in a statement to Britain's Press Association, saying they planned to... More »

She Helped Get Him Out of Gitmo; Now She's Marrying Him

'Child soldier' Omar Khadr engaged to human rights activist Muna Abougoush

(Newser) - As Omar Khadr fought for years to be released from Guantanamo Bay, he always had Canadian human rights activist Muna Abougoush in his corner. Abougoush helped put together the Free Omar Khadr website and even visited him when he was eventually moved to a Canadian prison, notes the Guardian . Now... More »

Utility Workers Save Engagement Ring From Sewer

Ring accidentally got flushed down a toilet

(Newser) - A team of utility workers in Jurupa Valley, Calif., performed a small miracle for a bride-to-be when they retrieved her engagement ring from the sewer after she accidentally flushed it, ABC News reports. Carissa Wolter had put the ring, along with a pair of diamond earrings, on a tissue while... More »

Facebook Pic Reveals More Than Couple Bargained For

'You should call us. Your mother is confused'

(Newser) - Mise-en-scène is super important in Facebook photos, you guys. It's a lesson one couple learned the hard way when attempting to announce their engagement via the social media platform, WGN reports. According to Yahoo , the couple posted a photo of themselves sitting on the couch, with wife-to-be Miranda... More »

Joseph, Mary Get Engaged at Mich. Nativity Scene

Couple also met while playing Joseph and Mary last year

(Newser) - Joseph proposed marriage to Mary—in Michigan. Joe Maurer and Kate Heinlein became engaged during a break from portraying the parents of Jesus Christ. They were re-enacting the Nativity earlier this month for thousands of people at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blumfield Township, near Saginaw. Dressed as Joseph, Maurer dropped... More »

Mark Sanford Splits With Former 'Soul Mate'

Ex-mistress Maria Belen Chapur is now ex-fiancee, too

(Newser) - Mark Sanford's latest Facebook post comes in at 2,346 words, which, for the record, is slightly longer than the 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail. In it, the South Carolina congressman explains that he and fiancee Maria Belen Chapur of Argentina are splitting up, reports the Washington ... More »

Boston Bombing Survivor Engaged to Nurse He Met at Hospital

He met her at rehab hospital weeks after attack

(Newser) - The Boston Marathon bombing left James "Bim" Costello with serious shrapnel injuries and burns so bad that he needed pig skin grafts on most of his right arm and right leg—but it also introduced him to the love of his life. Costello has become engaged to nurse Krista... More »

25-Year-Old Says She's Engaged to Charles Manson

He has named her 'Star,' and she has carved 'X' in forehead

(Newser) - Is Charles Manson, 79, about to marry a 25-year-old woman? The woman in question seems to think so. Rolling Stone has a lengthy new profile of the infamous serial killer, that focuses just as much on his closest devotee: A woman referred to only as "Star," a name... More »

Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine Girlfriend

No longer 'hiking,' Sanford says he's 'happy, excited'

(Newser) - Honeymoon on the Appalachian Trail? More than a year and a half after unceremoniously leaving office, Mark Sanford is engaged to Argentine mistress Maria Belén Chapur, reports CNN , which also has exclusive photos of the happy couple. "Yes, we are engaged, and I’m both happy and excited... More »

Van der Sloot Asks Court to Overturn His Sentence

And rumor has it he's getting married

(Newser) - Rumor has it that Joran Van der Sloot is quite the lady killer—and we don't just mean that he kills ladies. Peruvian tabloids have reported that Van der Sloot is engaged to an unidentified woman, and intends to get married while in prison, the Daily Beast reports. The... More »

Newspaper Denies Gay Couple's Engagement Notice

Fiance Brent Weaver tells paper: 'You don't like gay people'

(Newser) - Placing an engagement notice in the local paper is usually no big deal—unless you happen to be a gay couple living in Lancaster, Penn. Jeffrey Clouser and his partner of 7 years, Brent A. Weaver, were surprised when Lancaster Newspapers refused to print an announcement for their out-of-state nuptials.... More »

Elizabeth Smart Engaged

Former kidnap victim will get married next summer

(Newser) - Nice news out of Utah: Elizabeth Smart is engaged, reports the Salt Lake Tribune . The 24-year-old BYU senior will marry in the summer, says a spokesman. Don't expect many details about the groom—the Tribune thinks he's a fellow Mormon named Matthew Gilmour—or the wedding. Smart, who... More »

Proposal Planners Help You Get the Big Question Right

If you have hundreds of bucks to shell out, that is

(Newser) - In a day and age when proposals are expected to be cinematic masterpieces or something similarly unique , what’s a guy to do? The New York Times has the answer in its report on a growing niche in the wedding industry: proposal planners. Men, and sometimes women, hire these people... More »

John Edwards Engaged to Rielle Hunter: Enquirer

And just three weeks after Elizabeth's death ... if it's true, of course

(Newser) - Call it an indecent proposal: Three weeks after his wife died, John Edwards reportedly asked Rielle Hunter to marry him. Okay, so it's the National Enquirer doing the reporting—but remember, the Enquirer also broke the story about Edwards’ affair with Hunter in the first place. (On the other hand,... More »

Eddie Cibrian, LeAnn Rimes Engaged

'I was shocked! We are blessed,' tweets Rimes

(Newser) - Cheaters may or may never prosper, but they do get engaged: LeeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, who began a torrid double-marriage-busting affair on the set of a made-for-TV movie, are officially tying the knot. The couple is "very happy," reports Celebuzz, and Rimes is sporting a 5-carat rock.... More »

Daughter's Engagement 'Thrilled' Elizabeth Edwards

Cate, 28, gave her mom the news in her final days

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards had a nice moment of cheer in her final days, reports People . Daughter Cate, 28, delivered the news that she and physician/boyfriend Trevor Upham got engaged over Thanksgiving. "Elizabeth was thrilled," a friend tells the magazine. The two met at Princeton, and Upham helped the family... More »

Kate, Wills Hire Diana Fave to Shoot Engagement Photo

Mario Testino took iconic photos of princess just before her death

(Newser) - Prince William recruited photography royalty to shoot his engagement photo with Kate Middleton, reports People. Fashion photographer Mario Testino, who took some of William and Harry's favorite photos of Princess Diana, has taken "some engagement photographs," the prince's rep confirms today. The results are supposed to be released... More »

Prince William, Kate Engaged

Wedding will take place next spring or summer

(Newser) - Prince William has ended one round of endless tongue-wagging by announcing his engagement to Kate Middleton this morning, reports Sky News. "The Prince of Wales is delighted," Clarence House said in a statement, adding that the "wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011,... More »

The Tabloid Pic Stalling Wills' Engagement

But fear not: Wedding is apparently still on track

(Newser) - For all you rabid royal-watchers wondering why Prince William didn’t announce his engagement to Kate Middleton last week like Tina Brown said he would , she's got the story behind the delay over at the Daily Beast . Turns out Wills and Kate are having a bit of a tiff about... More »

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