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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Getting Consciously Coupled

She and Brad Falchuk are engaged

(Newser) - Nearly four years after her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin of Coldplay, Gwyneth Paltrow is engaged again. Paltrow and Hollywood producer and writer Brad Falchuk broke the news via Good Morning America . "We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our... More »

A New Year, 2 New Star Engagements

Paris Hilton, Billy Joel's daughter are headed for the altar

(Newser) - Wedding bells are in the air for the daughters from two famous families. Paris Hilton, great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, got engaged on the slopes of Aspen, Colo., over the weekend, a Hilton rep confirms to People . The 36-year-old's now-fiance, actor Chris Zylka, proposed just after lunchtime, with... More »

Harry, Meghan Release Their Engagement Pictures

2 official portraits taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski

(Newser) - Alexi Lubomirski is accustomed to photographing celebrities, but he had a shoot this week that was more high profile than usual: the engagement portraits for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which USA Today has deemed "exquisite." People reports that Lubomirski captured the pair earlier this week at Windsor... More »

One Palin Granted House Arrest, Another Gets Engaged

Track is the former, Willow the latter

(Newser) - A prosecutor called Track Palin a "loose cannon" who caused "significant injury" to his father, Todd Palin, after the younger Palin was arrested Saturday on charges of burglary and assault, but an Alaska judge has now granted him house arrest after he posts $5,000 bail, the Anchorage ... More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Show Off Their Love, the Ring

They pose for photographers following the engagement announcement

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his future wife Meghan Markle made a brief appearance before photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace hours after their engagement was announced . Harry, wearing a blue suit and tie, said he was "thrilled" and said details about his proposal will come out later, reports... More »

Lady Gaga Getting Hitched: Report

Christian Carino reportedly popped the question

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is reportedly engaged once again, almost a year and a half after she and Taylor Kinney broke off their engagement . A source tells Us the singer's boyfriend since around February, Christian Carino, popped the question over the summer after asking Gaga's father for permission. When Gaga,... More »

Cops: Slain Teacher Sent Text to Boyfriend's Secret Fiancee

'Just looking for an explanation ... woman to woman,' Laura Wallen reportedly wrote

(Newser) - A twist in the case of the pregnant Maryland high school teacher allegedly murdered by her boyfriend : He was already engaged to someone else, say police. Per the Baltimore Sun , cops say both Laura Wallen, 31, and the unnamed other woman initially thought they were dating 32-year-old Tyler Tessier exclusively,... More »

Personal Trainer Tries to Body-Shame Bride-to-Be

He said her wedding pics will be around for centuries

(Newser) - Cassie Young is used to strangers reaching out to her on social media. The 31-year-old is a digital director at the nationally syndicated radio program The Bert Show in Chicago, and she's got more than 14,000 followers on Twitter alone. But when a personal trainer offered to whip... More »

15 Months After Wife's Death, Patton Oswalt Is Engaged

Comedian trades public explorations of grief for public expressions of happiness

(Newser) - Fifteen months after the death of his wife of 11 years, Patton Oswalt is engaged, People reports. The comedian and his new fiancee, actress Meredith Salenger, confirmed their engagement on social media. "I put the ring in a marzipan Slave I replica and said, 'Will you be my... More »

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 »

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