Tue Mar 20 21:00:58 EDT 2018
For more than two years, the Rehab Addict star has been embroiled in a legal war with her ex, Minnesota-based businessman Shane Maguire, over custody of their 34-month-old son, Harper. Despite the ongoing battle, Curtis, 41, wants her toddler to one day know that he “came of love and laughter.”
Over the weekend, the DIY Network star took to Instagram, where she shared a throwback photo of herself and Maguire and addressed the state of their relationship following a heartfelt conversation she had with her grandfather about her late grandmother.
“I sat with my gramps for a long time today. My emotions raw after sitting there with him as he tells me (like I don’t know) how much he loved my grandmother and how you don’t go through life thinking you would ever be separated from the love of your life,” she began the post.
“I joke a lot that I have never married because perfect wasn’t presented. I think the truth is we all make our lives so messy and disposable these days. In 1945, my gramps wasn’t trolling facebook for an old flame he was focused on what was right in front of him…a chance at love and he grabbed it (which I’m so thankful for & I know the rest of my family feels the same),” she continued.
Curtis reminded her followers that “love is a gift and never take it for granted because when you do, sometimes you lose.”
She then addressed the flashback black-and-white photo, which captured Curtis and Maguire in formal attire, ascending a staircase hand-in-hand.
“I’m thankful that my friend captured this moment for my little, the most valuable gift you can give your children is to remind them they came of love and laughter …not hate and $500 an hour attorneys,” she said, referencing their custody battle.
In November, the home renovation expert revealed she was “in the process of weaning” her then-30-month-old son off breastfeeding, which has been a point of contention in what she has called a “heart-wrenching” custody case.
Maguire initially accused Curtis of continuing to breastfeed their toddler as a way to prevent him from getting time with his son. Curtis, however, denied that she ever wanted it to become a problem.
“It’s so important that children have both of their parents,” she told PEOPLE. “But me from breastfeeding my child just so he can see the dad is not right.” While Curtis has relocated to California, the Detroit native still films Rehab Addict in the city, where she also has a business, Detroit Design.
Although things didn’t work out with Maguire, the single mother — she is also mom to 20-year-old son Ethan with ex Steven Cimini — is hopeful that she will one day meet her right match.
“I would give anything to have a husband that loved me and supported me, and, you know, took the kids out for pizza while I designed,” she told Country Living last year. “But I just never had that.”
The Rehab Addict also shared that her grandparents, who she grew up next door to, serve as her main relationship inspiration. “Gramps,” she said, still calls his late wife the most beautiful woman he’s ever known.
“For a man to say that about me, yeah, I would be hook, line, and sinker,” said Curtis, “but it hasn’t happened. You’ve got to be as great a man as my Gramps.”
Tue Mar 20 20:38:37 EDT 2018
Speaking with Dr. Phil in an interview that aired Tuesday, the Grammy-nominated singer, 25, reflected back on her struggles and revealed her darkest days first came about as young as 7 years old.
“The very first time that I was suicidal was when I was 7, and I had this fascination with death,” Lovato said. “I have experienced things that I’ve not talked about and that I don’t know if I ever will talk about. But at 7, I knew that if I were to take my own life that the pain would end.”
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18 and bullied at age 12, Lovato turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the demons in her life.
“My addiction with drugs and alcohol was very severe to where I had several scares, and I knew that at the rate I was using and drinking, I wasn’t going to live a long life. I used very fast, very hard,” she said.
But by sharing her trials and tribulations, Lovato hopes to inspire her fans and followers to seek help.
“If I could tell anybody that’s thinking about taking their own life, is to reach out to people. Don’t hold it inside — don’t isolate. Reach out to people, whether it’s close friends, family,” she advised. “If you feel like you don’t have anybody, look within yourself and try to find that resilience that will ultimately get you through whatever it is you’re going through. Every single person on this planet is worth life.”
The Dr. Phil interview aired days after the Disney Channel alum broke down in tears during her Brooklyn concert when talking about her sober birthday on Friday.
“Yesterday was a really big day for me. Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at nine in the morning, throwing up in the car and I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad,’ ” Lovato told concertgoers.
Her biological father, Patrick Lovato, whom Demi had a strained relationship with, died in June 2013 after years of alcohol and substance abuse.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Tue Mar 20 20:27:11 EDT 2018
The Stranger Things actress first sparked rumors that she was dating Sartorius, born Rolf Jacob Sartorius, in October when she posted a photo of him to her Instagram Story. After months of flirting between the two on social media, Brown, 14, posted a picture of herself cuddling a giant teddy bear with the caption, “Thanks for the bear” in January. Sartorius commented on the picture, “Of course.”
Here are five things to know about Sartorius.
1. He rose to fame by posting lip-syncing videos on the app Musical.ly
Sartorius became known on the Vine app at 11 years old after posting an anti-bullying video. He then got his musical start on the tween-friendly app Musical.ly where users can upload 15-second videos of themselves mouthing the words to popular songs, dancing or performing comedy skits. According to his website, he has built a following of nearly 20 million on the app.
2. His 2016 single “Sweatshirt” charted on the Hot 100 in the U.S. and Canada
Sartorius’ debut single, “Sweatshirt,” was released in May 2016 and peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 81 on the Canadian Hot 100. The music video for the single has been viewed more than 49 million times on YouTube.
3. He’ll be touring overseas soon
Sartorius wrapped his Left Me Hangin’ tour in February, but will head overseas for a few headlining shows in Europe in April before opening up for The Vamps on their U.K. tour through May.
4. He’s been open about being adopted
In 2016, Sartorius posted a video to his YouTube channel opening up about how he was adopted.
“Although I grew up in Virginia like most of you know, I was actually born in Oklahoma,” Jacob said. “At the time, my birth parents weren’t able to take care of me, so they made a plan for me to be adopted. Luckily for me, I was blessed to be able to be adopted by two of the most loving parents in the world, my mom and my dad.”
He continued, “Being adopted is something I’ve never tried to hide or keep a secret. My friends and family have known all of this, but I think it’s the right time for you guys to know too. We’ve grown so much together in such a short period of time, and I know this is only going to make us closer.”
5. He’s been involved in some controversy
Sartorius shared a video message on Instagram in November and wrote, “Thankful. Just a kid out here working my butt off, so glad I have you guys with me. I wouldn’t be anywhere without you guys. Here’s to 2018 being the biggest year yet!!”
Fellow singer and America’s Got Talent alum Grace VanderWaal pointed out some flaws in his message by saying that people “3 times our years” have worked harder than either of them could ever imagine, and suggested social media helped him.
“No internet, no Spotify, no nothing that makes it so easy to gain so many fans in such little time, just dedication and pure hard work just pushing and pushing to make their dreams happen,” VanderWaal commented on his post, according to Teen Vogue. “Lip syncing on an app and manipulating young girls feelings and hearts is NOT ‘working your butt off.’ ”
She continued: “PLEASE get or stay educated on those who came before you to understand and realize your blessings. Stay humble brother.”
Sartorius also landed in some hot water with fans when Hailey Baldwin called him out on Twitter after a video surfaced of a fan asking him to give her three friends a shout-out. The video begins with the fan listing the three names of her friends as Sartorius says, “I’m sorry, I can’t remember that” before turning away.