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Family: Bin Laden Son Married Hijacker's Daughter

Couple might be in Afghanistan, half brother says

(Newser) - If Osama bin Laden wasn't dead, he would probably have been happy to give his blessing to the marriage of his youngest son. Relatives tell the Guardian that Hamza bin Laden has married the daughter of Mohamed Atta, the eldest of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta, an Egyptian citizen, flew... More »

He Slept With Man's Wife, Now Owes Him $9M

Decision involves North Carolina's 'alienation of affection' law

(Newser) - Keith King says no amount of money could make up for his busted marriage. Nonetheless, a North Carolina judge has ordered his wife's lover to pay him $8.8 million. The decision revolves around an obscure law on the books in six states called "alienation of affection,"... More »

'We Do Things in Twos:' Twin Sisters Marrying Twin Brothers

Krissie and Kassie Bevier and Zack and Nick Lewan had first date, got engaged together

(Newser) - Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins had their first date together, became engaged at the same time, and are now preparing to tie the knot in Michigan this weekend. Identical twins Krissie and Kassie Bevier will marry Zack and Nick Lewan in Grass Lake on Aug. 3 and 4, the... More »

Court: Sorry, Stay in Your 'Loveless' 40-Year Marriage

Tini Owens will now have to wait till 2020 to divorce Hugh Owens, who isn't agreeing to the split

(Newser) - "Till death do us part" may have sounded good to Tini Owens in 1978, but the British woman changed her mind on that timeline years ago and has been vying to end what she calls a "loveless," deteriorated marriage. But the UK's Supreme Court has dealt... More »

More Marital Battles, More Health Problems for Men

New study looks at how relationship conflicts impact health

(Newser) - Disagreeing too often with your spouse could be bad for your health—a finding that might be used to sway arguments in favor of women, as it especially applies to men. It comes from a 16-year study of 373 heterosexual married couples in the US, presented at a recent meeting... More »

Wimbledon's Women Are Referenced One Way, Men Another

Some want to know why the marital status of female players continues to be cited

(Newser) - Mrs. JM Lloyd and Mrs. LW King aren't household names, but you likely know who they are. Those are the official monikers bestowed upon Wimbledon champs Chris Evert and Billie Jean King by the All England Club, host of the tennis tourney since 1877 —a result of what... More »

Inside Kaley Cuoco's Wedding to Karl Cook

They dubbed the wedding 'KCSquared'

(Newser) - Actress Kaley Cuoco married her beau, equestrian Karl Cook, and Us Weekly unearthed some details of the star-studded event. With the caption “Legally KCSQUARED 6-30-18,” the star of CBS's Big Bang Theory shared a photo of her locking lips with Cook in her white gown and lace... More »

Longtime Friends Marry After Vow to Wed If Still Single at 50

'We've always known that, I think, we were meant to be together,' says Minnesota's Kimberley Dean

(Newser) - They met in high school, dated, broke up, married other people, divorced, and stayed friends through it all—and when they were in their 30s, they made a vow to each other: If they both hit 50 and didn't have new spouses, they'd marry each other. And that'... More »

Harry Potter Star Marries US Girlfriend

Matthew Lewis shares good news on social media

(Newser) - The man Harry Potter fans know as Gryffindor wizard Neville Longbottom is now 28 years old—and a married man. British actor Matthew Lewis married American girlfriend Angela Jones, a lifestyle blogger, during a recent trip to Italy, the Sun reports. He shared a wedding photo on Twitter this week... More »

Kentucky Couple Got Divorced in 1967, Are Now Engaged

Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes will wed on April 14

(Newser) - A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church. Holland and Barnes first... More »

Japanese Princess Delays Wedding, Cites 'Immaturity'

Mako's much anticipated wedding to a commoner gets pushed back to at least 2020

(Newser) - Japan's Princess Mako will remain a princess a little longer: The emperor's granddaughter, who announced last year that she planned to marry a commoner, is delaying that union, reports Reuters . Unlike certain other royals planning to marry commoners , Mako must rescind her royal status when she marries Kei... More »

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 »

5 States With Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates

No guarantees, but Massachusetts is the state with lowest divorce rate

(Newser) - Keeping one's vows till death do you part is a challenge for even the most happily married couples—but the odds might be greater depending on where you live. To find out which states have the highest and lowest rates of divorce, 24/7 Wall St. examined a Census Bureau... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos Says He Married Boyfriend

He posts photos of Hawaii wedding to mystery man

(Newser) - Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos says he married his boyfriend in Hawaii over the weekend—but he hasn't disclosed his husband's identity. In photos the former Breitbart editor shared on Instagram , only Yiannopoulos' face is clearly visible, reports the Root , which quips: "If you were a black man,... More »

'Fate Opened the Door': Pair Weds 50 Years After Romance

Stephen Walbert says he can face his leukemia with Jennifer Meyerink by his side

(Newser) - A US Navy officer, the Trinidad girl he loved, and 50 years separating them since. Those years have now disappeared with a reunion for Stephen Walbert and Jennifer Meyerink and their rekindled romance in the face of adversity, including Walbert's recent cancer diagnosis. The two met as teens in... More »

Study Finds Massive Shift in US Marriages

1 in 6 new marriages is now mixed

(Newser) - More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, according to a new study released Thursday. Currently, there are 11 million people—or 1 out of 10 married people—in the United... More »

'Stunning Embarrassment' for FBI: Translator Wed ISIS Terrorist

She soon had second thoughts after sneaking off to Syria to marry Denis Cuspert

(Newser) - An ex-FBI translator was accused of endangering US security because of the person she married—an ISIS terrorist once called "the pop star of jihad" by the Fader . In a just-publicized story that ex-State Department spokesman John Kirby calls a "stunning embarrassment for the FBI," CNN reports... More »

With Wife in Isolation, Husband Won't Leave Her Side

John, Marci Newman have been married for 18 years

(Newser) - A picture a girl took of the back of her father's head has gone viral as it captures a moment that has brought some to tears. John Newman, 45, has been married to 49-year-old Marci Newman for almost 18 years, and he's taking quite seriously his vow to... More »

Stabbed 32 Times, Left to Die ... Saved by Prince Charming

Happy ending for domestic abuse survivor and the EMT who saved her life

(Newser) - The first time Cameron Hill met Melissa Dohme, it was on the worst day of her life, she tells People —and earlier this month, they celebrated her (and their) best day. In what the 25-year-old describes as "a dream come true" on Facebook , the couple became husband and... More »

Jane Austen Also Wrote Fake Wedding Notices

Her own included

(Newser) - Her heroines may have found advantageous marriages, but Jane Austen never did. That's precisely why records detailing the Pride and Prejudice author's impending nuptials to two separate men are so remarkable, according to historians. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the British author's death, Hampshire Archives... More »

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