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Stats Say Love on 'The Bachelor' Lacks Staying Power

After 40 seasons, including spinoff 'The Bachelorette,' only 8 couples stuck together

(Newser) - Of the 40 couples joined by a final rose on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series, not too many have gone on to live in marital bliss. Per the New York Times , only eight are still together, a paltry 20% success rate. And while a new spin on the franchise,...

Will the Real Father of the Bride Please Stand Up

Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade got hitched to partner Evan McClintock, danced with her dad

(Newser) - It seems hard to believe, but the little girl that Eminem used to rap about in his earliest songs is now a married woman. Hailie Jade Scott, the 28-year-old daughter of the "Slim Shady" rapper (real name: Marshall Mathers), tied the knot over the weekend with her longtime partner,...

Urkel Just Got Himself Hitched
Urkel Just Got
Himself Hitched

Urkel Just Got Himself Hitched

Jaleel White, former star of sitcom 'Family Matters,' wed tech exec Nicoletta Ruhl over the weekend

(Newser) - Who can stand being with Steve Urkel for more than five minutes? Nicoletta Ruhl, apparently. The tech exec tied the knot on Saturday in Los Angeles with Jaleel White, the 47-year-old actor who played the off-putting child neighbor of the Winslow family on the prime-time sitcom Family Matters. People reports...

Married People More Likely to Be 'Thriving': Poll

The finding has stayed consistent for more than a decade

(Newser) - Even if your spouse annoys you at times, you may want to take a moment to appreciate them in light of a recent Gallup poll that finds married people are significantly more likely to be "thriving" than unmarried ones. Gallup defines "thriving" as respondents who rated their current...

Millie Bobby Brown Nabs a Special Officiant for Her Wedding

'Stranger Things' co-star Matthew Modine will join her and Jake Bongiovi in holy matrimony

(Newser) - On Stranger Things, the character of Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, had a complicated, tumultuous relationship with Dr. Martin Brenner (aka "Papa"), played by Matthew Modine. It looks like Brown hasn't let that onscreen tension carry over into real life: Modine will serve as the officiant...

US Marriages Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels
US Marriages Have
Made a Rebound

US Marriages Have Made a Rebound

COVID took a toll on nuptials

(Newser) - US marriages have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels with nearly 2.1 million in 2022, a 4% increase from the year before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the data Friday, but has not released marriage data for last year.
  • In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic,

Lawmakers OK Bill Nixing Marital Loophole for Sex Assault

Legislation now heads to desk of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to sign

(Newser) - Certain sexual assaults against a spouse would be criminalized in West Virginia for the first time under a bill passed Friday by the Republican-dominated House of Delegates. The bill would remove marriage as a defense to first- and third-degree sexual assault. The House passed the bill without debate on a...

Dodgers' Ohtani Makes a Surprise Announcement

Turns out the 29-year-old star is now hitched to a Japanese woman

(Newser) - Baseball star Shohei Ohtani has stunningly revealed he's married. Ohtani wrote on Thursday on Instagram , in Japanese: "The season is approaching, but I would like to announce to everyone that I have gotten married." He said his new wife was a "Japanese woman," without identifying...

A New Kind of Love Is Here, 'Whether We Want It or Not'

Spanish-Dutch artist Alicia Framis will wed an AI-driven hologram named AILex this summer

(Newser) - If Alicia Framis' friends and family thought it was bizarre that she once dated a mannequin, things are about to head to the next level. The Spanish-Dutch artist has a wedding planned for this summer at a museum in the Netherlands, to AILex—the first two letters of his name...

The Happiest People Tend to Be Married
The Happiest People
Tend to Be Married

The Happiest People Tend to Be Married

Gallup poll confirms the stat, but the reason behind it is elusive

(Newser) - Disgruntled television husbands like Archie Bunker and Al Bundy didn't paint the picture of marital bliss, but data suggests they were in the minority. In fact, married people continually rate themselves as the happiest, CNN reports. A new Gallup poll released with the Institute for Family Studies looks at...

Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

Jailed Ex-Prime Minister Gets Another 10 Years
Bad News Keeps Piling
On for Imran Khan

Bad News Keeps Piling On for Imran Khan

Pakistan's former prime minister and his wife get 7 more years in jail, for an apparently illegal marriage

(Newser) - On Saturday, a Pakistani court convicted and sentenced former PM Imran Khan and his wife to seven years in prison on a charge that their 2018 marriage violated the law, officials and a defense lawyer said. The verdict follows another case in which Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, were...

A Crazy Number of Japanese People Under 50 Never Dated

A third of younger adults are opting out of the dating pool

(Newser) - Romantic love has lost its appeal to a growing number of younger adults in Japan, where a record number of people under 50 have shrugged off dating. A recent survey, according to the Japan Times , found that a third of Japanese people in their 20s through 40s have never dated,...

Barbie Director Finally Marries Her Ken

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach tie the knot after 12 years of dating

(Newser) - A directing power couple have tied the knot after 12 years together. A source tells Page Six that they heard Greta Gerwig, who helmed this past summer's smash hit Barbie, and Noah Baumbach, director of Marriage Story, gushing to people backstage at a Billy Joel concert on Tuesday at...

College Student Finds Quite the Wedding Dress Bargain

Emmali Osterhoudt stumbled upon a $6K Galia Lahav gown for just $25 at an Alabama Goodwill

(Newser) - Emmali Osterhoudt is a nursing student who doesn't see herself getting married (or even engaged) anytime soon, but when she came across a wedding dress at Goodwill during a recent thrifting expedition, she knew she had to grab it. In a TikTok video posted earlier this month, she gushed...

In China, an Unusual Tactic to Boost Young Marriage

One region is bestowing cash for brides under 25

(Newser) - Officials in one part of China are urging people to get married at a young age, with cash as an incentive. Couples who marry in Zhejiang province's Changshan County when the bride is 25 or younger will receive a $137 cash bonus, the county announced last week, noting the...

Unwed Older Millennials, You're Not Alone

Record number of 40-year-old Americans have never been married, per new Pew research

(Newser) - If you've recently made it to the big 4-0 and never gone down the aisle, you're definitely not alone: About 25% of 40-year-olds in the US have yet to be married, per 2021 stats from the US Census Bureau cited by the Pew Research Center —a record...

These Indian Women Married. Then Their Husbands Vanished

Their husbands went overseas without them after taking their vows

(Newser) - For tens of thousands of Indian women, a marriage that seemed too good to be true ended up being exactly that. The New York Times reports on the plight of these women, who marry an Indian man working overseas expecting to then follow him to a better life in countries...

Lasting Marriage May Help Ward Off Dementia
Lasting Marriage May
Help Ward Off Dementia

Lasting Marriage May Help Ward Off Dementia

Unmarried people fare better with kids, researchers say

(Newser) - A lasting marriage appears to come with benefits for the brain, according to new research that suggests a continuous marriage reduces one's risk of dementia in later life. Individuals who are single or divorced are at higher risk of the condition, according to the study published late last year...

House Clears Landmark Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage

Nancy Pelosi presides over 258-169 vote in one of her final acts as speaker

(Newser) - The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decades-long battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes, per the AP . President Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize...

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