A 10-year-old girl whose father is dying of lung disease got “married” at his bedside in a hospital room Sunday, vowing to find a “godly” man to marry.
“I came up with the idea to have a little ceremony where she could make promises to be faithful to the man she would marry,” Glenda Wells, Nakeol’s mother, said.
Nakeol walked into her father’s hospital room wearing a white dress and carrying a bouquet of white and purple flowers. During the ceremony, she promised her father that she would search a “godly” man and that she would save herself for him.
Nakeol also vowed that she would find a husband who loves her as much as her father does.
After reciting her vows, Nakeol's father placed a ring on her finger as a reminder of the promises she made. The ring will later be replaced by her wedding band.
Nakeol said that when she got older, “like 20”, she would play the video during her real wedding and give her wedding dress to her flower girl.
Mrs. Wells said she had received an overwhelming response to the wedding, with many saying they wish they had done something similar for their loved ones.
A California couple is livid after a website that promises to expose infidelity by posting pictures and names of alleged cheaters featured a post about one of them. Jared Powers ran a web search of himself in December 2012 and came across his name and pictures on Cheaterville.
"We are very private people," said Jared's wife, Winona. "We have an honorable marriage."
Jared’s photo was posted along with a testimonial from an anonymous user saying that he was, "Gay, Married, and Looking for Sex on Craigslist." The couple asked Cheaterville to remove the post immediately, The Inquisitr reported.
"They replied and said we could make a comment if it's not true," Winona said. "That was irritating. I was upset. The fact they just wanted to toy with us." The Powers were told that they would have to pay $200 and go through a third party arbitration service to have the post removed. They went through that process and are now hoping to find out who was behind the post.
"I want to know who did this," Jared said. "It's a total invasion of privacy." They've filed a federal lawsuit against John Does 1-50, the anonymous poster. Cheaterville has agreed to release information about the person behind Jared's post.
"Until we find out who it is, I'm going to be paranoid," Winona said.
Cheaterville's attorney, Marc Randazza, said the lawsuit is a publicity stunt.
"These are claims that nobody has seen since mid-January, and nobody remembers — but they will obtain far more notoriety, credence and permanence as part of a federal lawsuit than they ever could on Cheaterville," Randazza said.
Attorney Daniel Watts believes the site has some liability for what users post.
"What's the participation of Cheaterville exactly in creating these posts," Watts said. "Because Cheaterville bases its business plans specifically around attracting slanderous, libelous comments."
A mentally-disabled New York couple is battling for the right to live together after their respective care homes ruled them 'incapable' of cohabitation.
Despite the ruling, Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels, who tied the knot just last month, have formally launched a lawsuit in a bid to overturn the decisions.
According to reports, Samuels, 36, was told she didn’t possess the mental capacity to consent to sex while Forziano, 30, was told he was incapable of living as a married person.
“It does make me very angry,' said Bonnie Samuels, Hava’s mother, “that people say they want the best and the most for these individuals, or want them to have the type of life that they would like to have and let them grow as much as they can, and yet they're being told no.”
“It's not something we wanted to do, it's something we had to do,” she said in relation to the lawsuit.
Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, believes the case is heading into unknown legal waters based on the Americans with Disabilities Act – a law which states “a public entity shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures ... to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability.”
“This is a case that is certainly moving into unchartered territory,” Turley confirmed.
The couple's attorney, Martin Coleman, also said he has not come across any similar court cases.
“What the group homes are saying is that for this class of people, you shouldn't be married,” he said. “What point of intellectual disability is too low for someone to be married?”
The couple's parents say they have reached out to other state-certified group homes to see if they had space. They were told that although other facilities welcome married couples, nothing was available anytime soon, according to the lawsuit.
Their attorney says the couple needs to live near their parents on eastern Long Island, as well as the Maryhaven Day Program, which each has attended for years.
As Angelina Jolie made her way through LAX on March 22, there was something noticeably different about her left ring finger. The actress wasn't wearing her 18-carat engagement ring from Brad Pitt; instead a gold ring that looked like a wedding band occupied her finger. Could the couple, who are parents to six children, already be married?
Hollywoodlife reported back in January that Pitt and Jolie tied the knot on Christmas Day in Turks and Caicos. The website said his family stayed at Donna Karen's private Parrot Cay estate for the intimate ceremony.
Pitt and Jolie have remained mum about their wedding details, but Pitt expressed his desire for it to happen sooner than later.
“The time is nigh. It’s soon. I got a good feeling about it,” Pitt said back in November. “I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.”
Christmas may have been an ideal time, as it was easy to gather the family for the holidays and In Touch reported that a stylist picked up the wedding bands for the couple in November.
“On November 27, a stylist for the actress picked up wedding rings from Neil Lane jewelers for the couple.”
Maybe the couple of seven years has been hinting about it all along.
Is Adele ready to be a blushing bride?
According to Us Weekly magazine, the Rumor Has It singer is getting ready to take a trip down the aisle.
"She's been planning it for a while and is very involved," a source told Us Weekly. The nuptials will probably take place "in the summer or fall" and at the couple's home.
Adele has been dating Simon Konecki for over a year. The couple welcomed a baby boy in October reportedly named Angelo. The family live quietly in Brighton, England.
This will be the first marriage for Adele and the second for Konecki, who has a daughter from his previous marriage.
"Simon is the perfect partner and Angelo is just her life."