Ciara and Russell Wilson Celebrated Their Son’s First Birthday With the Sweetest Tributes

Russell Wilson and Ciara are one of Hollywood’s most stunning couples. They started dating in spring 2015 and were married by July 2016. “I told somebody that’s the girl I want to be with before I even met her,” the NFL quarterback said about his pop star spouse a few years back. Now the two are happier than ever; they share a toddler together, three-year-old Sienna, and welcomed a baby boy a few months ago. Ciara also has another child, six-year-old Future, from a previous relationship. And their family moments are seriously so adorable. Both of them are always posting the most enviable fam gatherings, one-on-one dates, and other feel-good content that we need to see—especially during this time. I’m 27 years old, but do you think they would adopt me? Just putting it out there!

If you don’t follow these two on Instagram, then you’re missing out. Here is just a snapshot of the A-plus family and relationship content they supply:

Ciara and Wilson wish their son, Win, a happy first birthday.

“The BIG 1!! WINning today and Everyday! You are the cutest and sweetest baby boy,” Ciara wrote. “Always dancing, smiling, and laughing…Always all over the place! The worlds going to have to keep up! 🙂 I’m so excited and grateful to be celebrating you today! I love you so much My little Prince🤴

HappyBirthday WIN! 🥇

“Blessed. Anointed. Called. Your curiosity. Your focus. Your joy. You are loved. Daddy will always hold, guide, teach, provide, and believe in you,” Wilson wrote on Twitter alongside a sweet video. “We love you Win. Mom, Dad, Future & SiSi will always love you & care for you. Happy Birthday baby boy.”

Ciara’s tribute to Wilson in honor of his Man of the Year award

“You’re the most selfless, loving, & caring person I know. Your heart, dedication, and commitment to taking care of others is truly what sets you apart,” she wrote on Instagram after Wilson was awarded the NFL’s Man of the Year award. “It’s one of the most beautiful and attractive things about you! I’m so proud of you and to be a part of your great mission to impact others!”

She continued, “Proud to call you my Husband. Proud of the Father you are to our children. Proud of the Man you are to our family. I love you so much @DangeRussWilson! Congratulations on the Walter Payton MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Babe! You really are That Man!”

Wilson’s tribute to Ciara for her 35th birthday

“You have changed generations with your music, your dance, business, & your influence as a woman around the world,” he wrote on October 25. “However, despite all of that… the best thing about you is how you always make our family laugh and smile from ear to ear. We love how you wrap your arms around us. We love you forever.”

Why let a pandemic get in the way of having a glamorous night out?

The time Ciara posted these throwback photos, proving she and Wilson were meant for each other

He was a football player; she was a cheerleader. I think you know how this story ends.

The playful shade Wilson threw at Ciara for loudly filing her nails during quarantine

Relatable.

Their sexy reveal party, which is the happiest thing I’ve ever seen

I’m not the biggest fan of these types of gatherings, but even I found this cute.

This video of them talking about the first time they ever met

Meanwhile, I’m professing my love to a can of Pringles.

When they had a family slumber party

Coziest setup ever.

This Christmas family music video, set to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Grammys all around.

And this family breakfast dance party

Eating eggs has never looked more fun.

Their Bey and Jay Halloween costumes

Ahhh, this was history.

Annnnd when they kissed underwater

I mean, come on.

When Ciara and the kids dressed up to support Wilson’s 2020 NFL season opener

And it worked—he balled out.

She also posted a sweet message to her husband: “Season 9. So proud of you babe @DangeRussWilson! Hardest working man I know. Seeing your daily dedication and commitment to the game continually motivates and inspires me! Best 2 Ever do it! #3 The Best is Ahead!
Let’s Go @Seahawks! Let’s Go! #GameDay.”

Ciara’s celebration for Wilson’s 32nd birthday

“Anything for YOU Birthday Boy 🥰 Ain’t nothin I wouldn’t do for you! On this day and everyday it’s my wish for you to feel like the King you are! I love you so much! #HappyBirthday My Love @DangeRussWilson! #DinnerandMovie at home. One of our faves. #CougarforLife 😝,” she wrote on Instagram. And this looks like the nicest home movie night we’ve ever seen!

Keep checking back here for more iconic Ciara–Russell Wilson moments.

Jennifer Lopez’s Morning Skin-Care Routine Is Just 4 Steps Long

Ever since Jennifer Lopez posted her three-step nighttime skin-care routine, we’ve been waiting for the pop star to drop the morning regiment. Over six months later, she finally did!

On July 22, Lopez welcomed her Instagram followers into her actual bathroom to go through her full morning skin-care routine. It’s no surprise that the JLo Beauty mogul exclusively showed off products from her own line, but what is a shock is just how simple the steps really are. 

Step one? That Hit Single gel-cream cleanser. While Lopez started out her five-minute video with a completely bare face, she said she gives her skin a morning wash to get rid of any excess oil or leftover makeup in the hairline. “The morning cleansing is really really important to set your face for the whole entire day,” she said before lathering up and rinsing with lukewarm water.  “Not only did it get all the makeup and gave me that kind of like extra clean feeling, but in a healthy way. I am in love with this cleanser.”

However, it’s really the second step that Lopez describes as the secret to her signature glow. “This is the secret ingredient—21 iterations of this to get it right,” she says of her That JLo Glow serum. “’People go, how do I get that glow, how do I get that glow? I put it in a bottle and say here.”

Lopez works the serum all over her face, describing the process as taking “vitamins for your face.” Once it’s completely dried down, it’s time for the most important step: Sunscreen. “From the time you’re very very young have to wear sunscreen, that is probably one of the biggest things that I did from a very young age that helped preserve my skin,” the 52-year-old said. 

JLo Beauty That Hit Single Cleanser

$38

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JLo Beauty That JLo Glow Serum

$79

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JLo Beauty That Big Screen SPF 30 Moisturizer

$54

JLo Beauty

Because Jennifer Lopez’s moisturizer doubles as a 30 SPF sunscreen, she’s managed to streamline her routine down to basically three steps. You could really leave it there or add in Lopez’s fourth step, which involves taking one of her That Inner Love supplements. Per jlobeauty.com, these vitamin-rich tablets promise to “fight the signs of aging where they start.”

“Skincare is an inside job,” Lopez says. “Beauty from the inside out is one of our models at JLo Beauty, and that is spiritually, emotionally, metaphorically, but also really really practically.”


Jennifer Lopez’s Morning Skin-Care Routine Is Just Four Steps Long

Ever since Jennifer Lopez posted her three-step nighttime skin-care routine, we’ve been waiting for the pop star to drop the morning regiment. Over six months later, she finally did!

On July 22, Lopez welcomed her Instagram followers into her actual bathroom to go through her full morning skin-care routine. It’s no surprise that the JLo Beauty mogul exclusively showed off products from her own line, but what is a shock is just how simple the steps really are. 

Step one? That Hit Single gel-cream cleanser. While Lopez started out her five-minute video with a completely bare face, she said she gives her skin a morning wash to get rid of any excess oil or leftover makeup in the hairline. “The morning cleansing is really really important to set your face for the whole entire day,” she said before lathering up and rinsing with lukewarm water.  “Not only did it get all the makeup and gave me that kind of like extra clean feeling, but in a healthy way. I am in love with this cleanser.”

However, it’s really the second step that Lopez describes as the secret to her signature glow. “This is the secret ingredient—21 iterations of this to get it right,” she says of her That JLo Glow serum. “’People go, how do I get that glow, how do I get that glow? I put it in a bottle and say here.”

Lopez works the serum all over her face, describing the process as taking “vitamins for your face.” Once it’s completely dried down, it’s time for the most important step: Sunscreen. “From the time you’re very very young have to wear sunscreen, that is probably one of the biggest things that I did from a very young age that helped preserve my skin,” the 52-year-old said. 

JLo Beauty That Hit Single Cleanser

$38

JLo Beauty

JLo Beauty That JLo Glow Serum

$79

JLo Beauty

JLo Beauty That Big Screen SPF 30 Moisturizer

$54

JLo Beauty

Because Jennifer Lopez’s moisturizer doubles as a 30 SPF sunscreen, she’s managed to streamline her routine down to basically three steps. You could really leave it there or add in Lopez’s fourth step, which involves taking one of her That Inner Love supplements. Per jlobeauty.com, these vitamin-rich tablets promise to “fight the signs of aging where they start.”

“Skincare is an inside job,” Lopez says. “Beauty from the inside out is one of our models at JLo Beauty, and that is spiritually, emotionally, metaphorically, but also really really practically.”


Jill Biden Dressed in Full Team USA Uniform to Watch the Tokyo Olympic Games

Dr. Jill Biden is just another member of Team USA!

On Saturday, July 24, the First Lady traded in the polka dot dress she wore to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics for full-on Team USA garb. Though the 2021 Olympics are mostly closed to spectators, the world leader was once again seated near French President Emmanuel Macron as she cheered on the 3×3 basketball team. Biden also attended the day’s swimming event and hosted a watch party at the U.S. Embassy for the Team USA-Mexico softball game, per People.

But let’s get back to this fit. While attending the events, Biden was decked out in the official Team USA ensemble designed by the iconic American designer Ralph Lauren. She also brought back her “Jill Biden” mask that she wore the previous day.

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Biden was also seen jumping up and celebrating when Team USA defeated France 17-0 in 3×3 basketball. Sorry, Macron. 

Shortly after, she was pictured congratulating the team. “We walked over at the end and we just said, ‘Yo, thank you so much …’ Not ‘Yo.’ We wouldn’t … ‘Thank you so much for coming,'” Team USA basketball player Kelsey Plum said, per USA Today. “Hopefully she enjoyed it and she said she was just really proud of us. So I think that we won her over a little bit.”

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Not bad for Biden’s first solo trip abroad as the First Lady. She and President Joe Biden recently opened up to Vogue about how travel impacts their marriage. “I miss her,” the president said. “I’m really proud of her. But it’s not like we can just go off like we used to. When we were living in Delaware and married, once a month we’d just go up to a local bed-and-breakfast by ourselves, to make sure we had a romantic time to just get away and hang out with each other.” 

“And the other thing is, she’s been traveling all over the country,” the president continued. “And doing major events for me…and for the country. And so I’ll find that I’m working on a hell of an important speech and I’m distracted. And then I may not be working on one and I want to go and hang out with her, and she’s working on an important speech! Or grading papers. We have to figure out a way—and I mean this sincerely—to be able to steal time for one another. I think that’s the deal.”


Machine Gun Kelly Seemingly Trashed His Own Movie With Megan Fox After Skipping Premiere

Machine Gun Kelly may have Midnight in the Switchgrass to thank for his blossoming relationship with Megan Fox, but that seems to be the only nice thing he has to say about the crime thriller.

On the day of the film’s theatrical release, Kelly (who appeared in the film under his real name, Colson Baker) sent out a cryptic tweet. “If I don’t take or tweet about a movie I’m barely in it’s because it’s [trash emoji],” he wrote on July 23 after skipping out on Midnight in the Switchgrass’ Monday premiere. According to People, Kelly has not posted about the film at all on social media ahead of its release. 

To be fair, Fox also skipped out on the premiere, canceling her appearance just hours before the July 19 event. “Due to the recent California mask mandate and rise of Covid cases, Megan Fox will no longer be attending the premiere tonight,” a Lionsgate representative said, per People.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly met in early 2020 while filming Midnight In the Switchgrass, but things reportedly start heating up after production shuts down due to COVID-19. “They’ve been hanging out a lot since their movie was shut down,” a source told E! News in June 2020. “The downtime has been good for them…. They are intrigued by each other and having a lot of fun.”

In their first joint interview, Fox says she felt a deep connection between them by day two of filming. “I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame,” she told Lala Kent and Randall Emmett on their podcast, Give Them Lala … With Randall, per Entertainment Tonight. “Instead of a soul mate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time. So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately, because I felt it right away.”

By June 2021, the pair were “pretty inseparable,” according to a source that spoke with Entertainment Tonight. “MGK would love to start a family with Megan someday, but right now doesn’t seem to be the time in terms of scheduling,” the source told ET. “As far as engagement goes, it is likely that this will happen sooner than later, and it has been a topic of conversation without question.”


Jessica Alba Opened Up About Going to Therapy With Her 13-Year-Old Daughter

Jessica Alba is opening up about attending therapy with her 13-year-old daughter, Honor.

On the latest episode of Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Instagram series Before, During & After Baby, which was posted on July 22, the Honest Company founder revealed that she began seeing a therapist with her eldest child when she was just 11 years old.

“I felt like my relationship really suffered with my parents because they didn’t know how to communicate with me and how I needed to be parented,” Alba told Schwarzenegger. “So I didn’t want that breakdown with Honor so we went to therapy together.”

Jessica Alba shares three children—Honor, nine-year-old Haven, and three-year-old Hayes—with her husband Cash Warren and spoke about her parenting philosophy during the forty-minute chat. “I take the approach of making sure they understand boundaries and respect but trying to see them each individually and meet them where they are,” she said.

“[Honor] really felt empowered to find her voice, speak her voice, and own her opinions,” Alba said of their sessions, adding that her daughter was able to pinpoint the types of punishments she responds well to. 

The 13-year-old also brought up another issue in therapy that Alba says she’s still working on as a parent. “She was like, ‘You need to spend more time with me alone without Haven around.’ That was a big one,” Alba said. “And, ‘You need to treat me like I’m me and she’s her. You can’t mush us together.’ I have to say, I kind of still struggle with that.”

The CEO’s therapist ultimately tasked the mom of three with scheduling 30 minutes a week for each of her kids. “I haven’t started this practice, yet. I have a hard time with consistency so that’s another thing that I’m working on,” Alba admitted. “It’s not just doing sort of the, well we ate dinner together, and we did homework together, and going through the motions of day-to-day, but we’re going to cover up 30 minutes we’re gonna do whatever you want.”

She joked, “I don’t know if I can spend five hours playing trucks with Hayes. So I’m trying to make it fair, like, let’s start with 30 minutes and it could become whatever it becomes. But then they feel like they’re getting that special one-on-one time.”

You can watch the full discussion, below. 


Zendaya and Tom Holland Reportedly Work Because They ‘Challenge Each Other’

2019-2020: Zendaya and her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi sparked dating rumors of their own in August 2019 when they were spotted together on vacation in Greece. They never actually confirmed they were dating, but paparazzi caught Elordi giving her a kiss in New York City in February 2020. By September, however, he seemed to have moved on to Kaia Gerber.  

Meanwhile, Holland went Instagram official with girlfriend Nadia Parks on July 27, 2020, when he posted a photo of the actress on Instagram.

According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail,  Parks moved in with Holland after London went into lockdown. “They made the decision to isolate together and things have been going great between them,” a source said. “Tom has told friends and family they’re in an official relationship and living together so soon into their romance has only made them stronger.”

July 1, 2021: However, it looks like Holland and Parks are no more! On this important day for Zendaya and Tom Holland shippers, the pair were photographed kissing in Holland’s car while stopping at a red light in Los Angeles. According to Page Six, who shared the photos, the actors were spotted in the Silver Lake neighborhood with Zendaya’s mom, Claire Stoermer, that same day. 

Fans on Twitter were undeniably excited. At pub time, not only was Zendaya trending worldwide on the app, but Tom Holland, “Peter,” and “#SpiderManNoWayHome” were listed as trending topics as well. “FUCKING FINALLY. TOM HOLLAND AND ZENDAYA ARE OFFICIALLY TOGETHER,” one excited user tweeted. Another added, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

July 23, 2021: A source told Us Weekly that Zendaya and Holland keep each other grounded. “They both challenge each other and balance each other out,” the source said, adding that Holland “makes her laugh,” while Zendaya ”really helps guide him through the world of celebrity.”


Rebecca Minkoff on Motherhood, Failure, and Overcoming Fear

My morning routine

I have a morning routine, not because I say to myself, “You must have a morning routine,” but there are just things that give me pleasure in the morning and set the tone for the day. First step: coffee, probably 2-3 cups. Then it’s a long workout. That’s pretty much my routine—nothing out of the ordinary. But for me, that coffee and workout are non-negotiable.

Advice I wish I could give my younger self

I have trouble with this question—I guess I’m here now because apparently I did the right thing? But when you look at everything we had to do as a brand to succeed, I always had this nagging feeling, like am I doing the wrong thing? Am I making a mistake? Should we stay the course? In 2005, talking to our customer was considered a horrible thing to do. Working with influencers and bloggers? We were told by our retail partners and editors that we were dirtying ourselves. We were getting threats that business would not be continued if we didn’t listen. In 2005 there’s no such thing as direct-to-consumer, and your life these are my lifelines and they’re threatening me, it was scary. I just wish I didn’t spend my time worrying. I wish I would have told myself, “Fuck these people! This is the future.”

One thing I’m a perfectionist about

I’m gonna go ahead and say I sometimes wish I was a perfectionist, but I’m a little messy around the edges! I strive to be a perfectionist around my schedule and my kids’ schedule in life, but I don’t think that it’s perfect…ever.

The most misunderstood thing about what I do

I think people see the Instagram feed or the red carpet photos or the fashion show and they assume it’s all glamour. What you’re seeing is one minute out of hundreds! It’s down and dirty, there’s drama, you haven’t slept, your hair is gray. So much effort can go into something—a fashion show is eight minutes. And yet it takes five months to plan them. This is true of any industry, really. So many industries have so much more work than anyone sees or imagines.

A piece of professional advice that has stuck with me

Sallie Krawcheck [the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest] said this to me—if women talked about money the way they talk about sex and children we’d probably be a lot closer to closing the wage gap than we are today. When you start to look at what our default is when women are around women—obviously I have three kids, so my default is kids—but if we just said to each other—“Did you get bitcoin? What stocks are you doing? How much of a raise did you ask for?”—the deal flow and camaraderie that would come from that could be really life-changing. It’s a habit, it’s not comfortable, but I do try to talk about it with women more now than ever. I feel not only am I learning, but it’s an opportunity for so many others to reframe how they’re thinking.

How I learned to set boundaries

I think it’s important to note that your boundaries as a human will always be evolving and your priorities will always be shifting. I did a whole lot of boundary testing after I had my first kid—before that I had worked to 10 or 11 every night and on the weekends and it was fine. And then I had my first kid and said, “I want to be a present mom. Let me take him on my work trips, how does that feel? Let me leave him, how does that feel?” And I was like, “Okay, I gotta go with my gut here—is it a pain in the ass that he’s with me? That I’m not sleeping on the airplane or getting to relax? That I have to schlep all the pumps and the diapers and whatever? Yes. But I don’t want to miss my kid.” And then you have another kid, and another, and work gets crazy, and I just started testing. A couple years ago I said, “What happens if I don’t reply to the email?” Guess what! That person gets to have a great weekend, and I get to relax. Obviously there are times when it’s not in your control—Pre-fashion week I don’t have any boundaries, I’m sacrificing sleep, I’m stressed. I just tell myself: it’s a temporary time when I’ve chosen to rip off all the boundaries, and I know that as soon as this dies down I can go back to what felt good to me.

Naomi Osaka Lights the Olympic Cauldron at the 2021 Opening Ceremony

Naomi Osaka has officially kicked off the Olympics 2021!

On July 23, the tennis champion, who is competing on Team Japan, lit the Olympic cauldron at Japan National Stadium to mark the start of the Summer Games. Before Osaka was passed the torch, it had been handed off by luminaries including Hideki Matsui and hometown heroes like a Japanese doctor and nurse, per People. Paralympian Tsuchida Wakako gave the torch to local students, who gave it to Osaka. This year’s torch has five petals and was sculpted to resemble a cherry blossom, the unofficial national flower of Japan, according to the NBC Olympics

“Undoubtedly the greatest athletic achievement and honor I will ever have in my life,” Osaka tweeted. “I have no words to describe the feelings I have right now but I do know I am currently filled with gratefulness and thankfulness love you guys thank you.”

In addition to lighting the cauldron – which will be extinguished during the Closing Ceremonies on August 8 – Osaka will play her first match this coming Sunday, July 25.

This will be the first time Naomi Osaka has competed since dropping out of the French Open in May to preserve her mental health after being penalized for missing a press conference. In a personal essay published in Time, Osaka opened up further about her decision to remove herself from the Grand Slam tournaments. 

 “Athletes are humans. Tennis is our privileged profession, and of course, there are commitments off the court that coincide,” she wrote in July. “But I can’t imagine another profession where a consistent attendance record (I have missed one press conference in my seven years on tour) would be so harshly scrutinized.”

Osaka called for the protection of athletes on and off the court. “I also do not want to have to engage in a scrutiny of my personal medical history ever again,” she added. “So I ask the press for some level of privacy and empathy next time we meet.”

Of course, that will be during her run at the Olympics 2021, which she just helped kick off. “I could not be more excited to play in Tokyo,” she wrote in Time. “An Olympic Games itself is special, but to have the opportunity to play in front of the Japanese fans is a dream come true. I hope I can make them proud.”


Jill Biden Made a Case for Polka Dots With Her Olympics Opening Ceremony Dress

The Tokyo Olympic Games have officially begun, and first lady Dr. Jill Biden attended the Opening Ceremony wearing a snappy polka-dot dress—and more importantly, a mask.

As this year’s Olympic Games are closed to spectators, Biden was one of the few in the stands and was joined by French president Emmanuel Macron, with whom she chatted. JustJared reports this is Dr. Biden’s first solo trip abroad as first lady. She and President Joe Biden recently opened up to Vogue about how travel impacts their marriage. “We have to figure out a way—and I mean this sincerely—to be able to steal time for one another. I think that’s the deal,” said the commander-in-chief. 

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For the Olympics Opening Ceremony, FLOTUS chose a white dress with black polka dots, a blue face mask with her name embroidered on it, and lots of pearls: a multi-strand necklace, a bracelet, and matching earrings. She completed the look with dark sling-back heels and a small clutch purse.

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Though perhaps not as spectacular as other Opening Ceremonies, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the event was no doubt a special one. For the first time in Olympics history, almost every country had at least one female flag-bearer, thanks to a new ruling from the International Olympic Committee allowing each nation to use two flag bearers. “With 49 percent female participation, Tokyo 2020 will be the first gender-equal Olympic Games ever,” said the IOC. (So we’re fully calling it Tokyo 2020 even though it’s 2021? Okie dokie then, if you say so.) 

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In addition to cheering on Team USA, Dr. Jill Biden has recently been promoting the COVID-19 vaccines and, in an interview with our own editor-in-chief, the value of a community college education. “People should know that community college is a stepping stone to whatever they want to do in the future,” Dr. Biden says. “These schools provide such a good, strong foundations. They’re very nurturing.”