Posts tagged "marriages"

Meet The World’s Oldest Newlyweds

It took Rose Pallard a long time to commit to her boyfriend, Forrest Lunsway. Thirty years, in fact. The two had been together that long when 90-year-old Rose finally agreed to marry Forrest—on his 100th birthday. The two tied the knot in Southern California on March 19 in a joint wedding and centenial…

Reese Witherspoon And Jim Toth Get Hitched

Reese Witherspoon and agent Jim Toth must not have liked calling each other “fiance” very much. Three short months after announcing their engagement, the two got married on Saturday night at Reese’s ranch in Ojai, California. About 120 guess came out to see the couple exchange their vows, including Renee Zellweger, Tobey Maguire, Salma Hayek,…

The Recession Is Wreaking Havoc On American Relationships

Compared with the rest of the Western World, American relationships and marriages are suffering the most during the recession, according to a recent international poll. Almost 30 percent of Americans said the recession has caused stress and strain in their relationships — or completely ruined them. However, only 23 percent of Canadians, 24 percent of…

Annika Harris / July 28, 2009

The Secret To French Marriages?

Infidelity. I can’t decide if I’m totally shocked or wholly unsurprised by the U.K.’s Daily Mail claim that French women get married knowing (and expecting) their husbands will cheat. When Brit Lucy Wadham married her French boyfriend she had no idea he would keep on keeping on in the bedroom with all of his ex-lovers.

Nina Carbone / June 26, 2009

Will You Watch “Hitched Or Ditched”?

Hitched or Ditched” is a one-hour reality show in which couples in long-term relationships are challenged by a friend to set a wedding date in a week’s time. The couples not only have to plan their wedding in seven days, but they also have to address whatever issues were keeping them from making the lea…

Annika Harris / May 14, 2009

Women More Likely To Have A Baby Than A Husband By Age 25

Britain’s Office for National Statistics released its annual Social Trends snapshot yesterday (much like our U.S. Census Bureau data), and it shows that 25-year-old women are more likely to have had a child than they are to be married. In the 1970s, 80 percent of women were married by age 25. Now, just 25 percent…

Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2009

23 Marriages And Counting

I’m in my late 20s and can’t get a man to marry me, but maybe that’s because I’m much more selective than Linda Wolfe, a 68-year-old Indiana woman who has been married 23 times and wants to marry again. Wolfe holds the Guinness World Record as the most married woman in history. In 1957, whe…

Annika Harris / February 20, 2009

Breaking News: Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Eloped

I guess that would make sense, since no one they invited to their wedding (if there was anyone to invite) would come. [Perez Hilton]

Update: According to an Us Weekly cover story, complete with photos (hmm, this elopement sounds super duper planned out), Heidi says, “The minute we said our vows, I couldn’t sto…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2008

Quickies!: Prince Alienates Fans With His Gay Marriage Stance

WTF of the year: Tight-purple-pants-wearing Prince is opposed to gay marriage. Check out what else he said as he tapped his Bible. [Candy Kirby]
Brooke Shields says “Lipstick Jungle” is not canceled. But we think it will be soon, since it’s been scheduled on Friday nights.[Us magazine]
Sex has other health benefits besides making you…

Annika Harris / November 17, 2008

Arranged Marriages: The Solution For Busy People?

According to an AP article, some busy singles are asking their parents to find their spouse for them. Why spend time going on endless bad dates when you can have your parents select your soulmate? Proponents of arranged marriages say the process takes the guesswork out of picking a partner, relieves the stress of having…

Catherine Strawn / June 24, 2008

Like Red Nailpolish? You’d Make A Horrible Wife

In the 1930s, Dr. George W. Crane, who ran a counseling practice and started his own matchmaking service, designed a test to give couples feedback on their marriages. Either the husband or the wife took the test, which rates the wife in various areas. Crane attempted to make the test scientific, but he did admit…

Catherine Strawn / May 14, 2008

Marrying Young Isn’t Just For Rich Old Guys Like Donald Trump

The older a man is when he gets married, the more likely it is that his bride will be significantly younger — even if he’s poor — according to new Stanford University research. Men in their 40s tend to marry women who are an average of seven years younger; for men in their 50s, there’…

Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2008