American singer and actress Ariana Grande has on Sunday disclosed she is engaged to her real estate agent boyfriend, Dalton Gomez by showing off her new diamond engagement ring in photos shared on Instagram.
27-year-old Grande posted several photos of herself with Gomez on her Instagram page with the caption “forever n then some”, as she also revealed a pearl and diamond ring on her left hand.
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According to reports, Grande has been dating Gomez, also in his twenties, for just under a year.
The couple are currently living at Grande’s Los Angeles home, heeding California’s stay-at-home orders.
Also, a music video for her collaboration with Justin Bieber on “Stuck With U,” a nod to quarantine, was the couple’s public debut in the spring, featuring a clip of Grande and Gomez dancing.
Who Is Amanda Gorman, The 22-Year-Old L.A. Native Who Became Biden’s Inauguration Poet?
Amanda Gorman, the poet, activist who fell in love with poetry at a young age and distinguished herself quickly as a rising talent, becoming the youngest inaugural poet ever in the United States when she performed at the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
Gorman who is a Los Angeles native delivered her original composition, “The Hill We Climb,” at the Capitol in front of President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the entire nation.
She who was raised by her mother, a teacher named Joan Wicks, with her two siblings. She has a twin sister, Gabrielle, who is an activist. She became the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles at age 16 in 2014 and the first national youth poet laureate three years later.
Born March 7, 1998, Gorman’s work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora.
Biden’s inaugural committee contacted Gorman late last month. During a video call, she learned that Jill Biden had seen a reading she gave at the Library of Congress and suggested Gorman read something at the inauguration.
According to Los Angele Times, Gorman still keeps a children’s version of “Jane Eyre” that she bought at a dollar store, the artifact of a habit that racked up late fees at several L.A. libraries. Once a book becomes a part of her, she has a hard time giving it back.
“My friends will be, like, ‘You’d love this book. Let me lend it to you,’” she said. “And I’m, like, ‘Listen to me: Don’t.’”
Her first foray into public speaking came even earlier: a second-grade monologue in the voice of Chief Osceola of Florida’s Seminole tribe.
“I’m sure anyone who saw it was kind of aghast at this 15-pound Black girl who was pretending to die on stage as a Native American chief,” she said. “But I think it was important in my development because I really wanted to do justice to the story and bring it to life. It was the first time that I really leaned into the performance of text.”
Gorman is a lot better at it now, but still working on her confidence as a public speaker. In fact, like her predecessor Angelou and the president-elect, she grapples with a speech impediment.
Laycon Wins 2020 BBNaija Lockdown Edition
The Big Brother Naija lockdown edition has finally come to an end as Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon emerged winner of the reality show.
Laycon, the ‘Fierce’ crooner who seemed like a subject of ridicule at the start of the Season 5 edition of the show scaled all hurdles to become the winner beating Dorathy, Nengi, Neo and Vee who are the top five finalist.
During the Sunday live eviction show, the host of the BBN, Ebuka Uchendu announced Laycon as the winner of the show, having garnered 60% of the total vote, becoming the first ever housemate to win with such a margin.
Laycon goes home with prizes worth N85m beating 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.
To thrill the audience during the live finale, Davido, Mayorkun, Fireboy DML and Rema all gave a scintillating performance.
Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service, Fined N100,000 Each
Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC Skillz has on Monday been sentenced to 14 days community service each by a Magistrate court sitting in Lagos.
Earlier, Funke and the husband were arraigned before Ogba Magistrate Court 1, Lagos State and they pleaded guilty for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations, 2020 (the Regulations) which prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.
Having been found guilty as charged, they were sentenced as follows:
The defendants are to pay a fine of 100,000 each, sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday; each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.
They shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.
Nigerians on Sunday called for the actress’ arrest for disobeying the State and the Nigerian government orders by flouting social distancing regulation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, musician Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley who also attended the party is now in police custody and will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction orders.