Ben Foden welcomes daughter Farrah with wife Jackie Belanoff Smith

Ben Foden and Jackie Belanoff Smith have welcomed their first child together.

Jackie confirmed her baby news on Instagram, sharing a string of photos as she snuggled their daughter in hospital.

Alongside the upload, the new mum penned: ‘Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches of pure adorable alien old man cuteness.

‘We love you so much little one.’

Right on cue, fans rushed to congratulate the happy couple on their new arrival.

‘Feel better soon and congratulations to you and your new family,’ one penned.

‘So incredible!!! Very happy for you, congrats,’ another said.

An Instagram user commented: ‘Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful (even though with mums and dads genes it would be impossible not to be)! 

‘Sending you love and wishes for a restful and peaceful recovery with your new sunshine alien! Can’t wait to meet her!!’

While a follower added: ‘A beauty just like you.’

Ben previously gave fans a glimpse into how Jackie was doing in labour – something she didn’t quite find helpful.

Little Farrah is their first child together, while the rugby player shares two children with ex-wife Una Healy – Aoife Belle and Tadhg John.

The former couple split in 2018, with Ben meeting marrying Jackie last August.

An insider revealed earlier this year that the pair are planning to move back to the UK and raise their little one here.

‘Ben and Jackie are over the moon,’ they told the MailOnline. 

‘They’re so excited to become parents together for the first time and are looking forward to starting their new lives as a family. 

‘The plan is to move from America back to the UK and raise the baby here – there’s lots to organise but they can’t wait for their new arrival.’

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Matt Damon confirms daughter had coronavirus as he isolates in Dublin suburb

Matt Damon’s eldest daughter contracted coronavirus while the actor was stranded in Dublin with the rest of his family. 

The Hollywood A-lister has been living in affluent Dublin suburb Dalkey since March, after lockdown meant that he couldn’t leave Ireland. 

Matt had been in Dublin working on the new Ridley Scott movie The Last Duel when coronavirus struck and made sure that he, wife Luciana Barroso and their other three children would be chilling in the Irish capital for a while. 

And the 49-year-old has revealed that daughter Alexia got coronavirus in New York City.

The 20-year-old – Matt’s wife Luciana’s daughter with ex-husband Arbello Barroso – did not accompany Matt, Luciana and her sisters Isabella, Gia and Stella to Ireland while the actor filmed as she was attending college in the States.

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Speaking to Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly on Spin 103.8’s Fully Charged, Matt said: ‘Our oldest daughter is in college, she’s in New York City. She had Covid really early on, along with her roommates and got through it fine.

‘But everybody’s ok. Obviously for Lucy’s mum and my mum, it’s scary for that generation.

‘I think we’ve all got the message now, everyone’s doing the isolation and social distancing and hand-washing and everything we can to mitigate this but it’s frightening, certainly for our parents.’

The family will return to Los Angeles where they will reunite with Alexia – but that all depends on when they can leave Ireland. 

Matt was first spotted in Dalkey around 13 March, and while the situation is almost too far-fetched for a romcom, he’s loving life in Dublin.

The star said: ‘It’s incredible. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

‘It feels a little like a fairytale here. Bono lives over there, Enya lives over there’ – before revealing that he was FaceTiming the U2 frontman while sharing a postcode.

As the world realised that the Oscar-winner was isolating in a Dublin suburb, journalists, including Graham and Nathan, tried to ask for his whereabouts in community Facebook groups, but residents refused to hand out any info to protect their ‘glorious gem’.

Matt said: ‘I laughed so hard when I heard this story. That’s when I realised how great this place was and how protective everybody was.’

One picture that did make it online saw the Good Will Hunting star down by the seafront carrying a plastic carrier bag from supermarket SuperValu – with people joking that Matt looked like he was holding a bag of cans for an almighty session.

However, the real answer was a bit more sedate.

The actor laughed: ‘That bag, we just had a the towels. I was with the kids, we were taking a dip there. We didn’t show up with beach bags, we were just improvising.

‘I’m sure there were cans in there originally, we just had to take them out to put the beach towels in.’

Luckily for the Damon family, they were accompanied to filming by a teacher to continue their kids’ schooling on location, with Matt saying he felt ‘guilty’ that ‘we’ve got what nobody else has which is live human beings teaching our kids’.

And while Matt still has eight weeks of filming on The Last Duel ahead and may face a few more months in Ireland, he is already worried about going back to the US, where there have been 1.4 million cases of coronavirus and 83,000 deaths. 

Calling Irish Taoiseach and doctor Leo Varadker a ‘bada*s’ for returning to work in a hospital one day a week, Matt said: ‘We were supposed to leave last week, but we’re staying until the end of the kids’ school year. It’s so peaceful and everybody’s handling it so well. We’re a bit worried about going home.

‘We don’t have adequate testing so there’s going to be another surge it looks like back home. There’s all these areas in America that it hadn’t really penetrated and now, y’know…’

The star may have even more of an insight into living in a pandemic, as the star of the 2011 film Contagion, which sees a virus ravage the world.

And Matt is not here for suggestions the coronavirus pandemic could not have been predicted.

He said: ‘Our screenwriter Scott Burns, I’ve talked to him a lot through this. 

‘Anybody who says you couldn’t predict this, look at Contagion. We made a movie 10 years ago just by talking to experts. It’s tragic.’

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Mama June’s daughter Anna cozies up to new boyfriend Elridge after troubled mom refuses to go to rehab – The Sun

MAMA June's daughter Anna Cardwell shows she's still smiling despite her mother's problems, as she cozies up to boyfriend Elridge Toney on Instagram.

The 25-year-old shared a cute snap of herself and Elridge using one of the social media platform's animal filters.

She captioned the picture and declared: "My new favorite pic ❤️😍".

Anna is Mama June's oldest daughter and has been dating Elridge since last year after divorcing her husband of three years, Michael Cardwell.

Mom to seven-year-old Kaitlyn and four-year-old Kylee, Anna showed her fans she's still going strong despite her own mother refusing to go to rehab.

Episodes of Mama June: From Not to Hot Family Crisis have shown June's daughters trying to get her on the straight and narrow after her arrest – alongside boyfriend Geno Doak – for possession of crack cocaine in March 2019.

Recent events have seen the family attempting and failing to get their mother into rehab.

Yesterday worried fans begged Mama June to go "see your daughters" in Georgia, as the reality star revealed she was away working in Florida.

The From Hot to Not favourite posted on Instagram that she was in Florida working on her new website, alongside a picture of herself with actor pal Adam Barta.

Some of her followers were not impressed and one commented: "June, please see your daughters they need you and your granddaughter need you too."

Another pleaded: "Why don’t you CONNECT with your daughters!!!"

In a shocking turn of events, last month 14-year-old Alana – Anna's half-sister – posted a live video of her on social media pretending to snort cocaine.

Pumpkin, who's really named Lauryn, could be heard yelling at her younger sister: "Alana, seriously, what the f**k?

"You know you’re not supposed to be doing this kind of stuff. Jokingly snorting cocaine. It’s not funny. It’s not a joke.

"Take your a** to your room and think about it. This s**t can be really bad for all of us."

Alana responded: “It was just a joke!”

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Chris Cornell’s Daughter Performs Temple of the Dog’s ‘Hunger Strike’ for COVID-19 Relief

Taking part in LiveXLive’s Music Lives digital music festival, Toni Cornell claims that her late father would have been the first to donate his time and effort if he were alive.

AceShowbizChris Cornell‘s daughter paid tribute to her father during the weekend’s, April 17-19, LiveXLive’s Music Lives digital music festival by performing a rendition of his Temple of the Dog track “Hunger Strike”.

Wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of her dad, Toni Cornell covered the song while on lockdown.

“I love you daddy, and I hope do this song justice,” she said, explaining “Hunger Strike” was one of her favourite songs.

Toni was happy to be part of LiveXLive Music Lives (, staged to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, revealing her late dad would have been happy to be part of the cause if he were alive.

“If my dad were here, I know he would have been the first to donate his time and effort,” Cornell wrote on social media. “Thank you for including me, I am honored to be part of this and to help spread love through music.”

She also revealed the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation would be donating $50,000 (£40,000) to the fund.

Nas and Swae Lee were also part of the two-day livestreaming charity concert.

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Dalglish's daughter issues update on his health after getting Covid-19

‘He’s starting to get moany, so we know he’s getting better’: Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is recovering well from coronavirus after returning home, reveals his daughter Kelly Cates

  • Kenny Dalglish is still not ‘100 per cent’ but recovery from Covid-19 is going well 
  • His daughter Kelly Cates issued an update on the health of the Liverpool legend
  • Dalglish, 69, tested positive for the virus last week but is now out of hospital
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Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish is on the road to recovery from coronavirus with his daughter Kelly Cates revealing ‘he is starting to get moany, so we know he’s getting better’.

Dalglish, 69, was admitted to Southport and Ormskirk General hospital a week ago for treatment on gallstones when he was assessed for Covid-19 and returned a positive test despite showing no symptoms. 

Dalglish, who is widely considered Liverpool’s greatest ever player and won every domestic trophy during two spells as manager, was discharged from hospital on Sunday and is now recovering at home.

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish is recovering well after being diagnosed with coronavirus

Dalglish’s daughter Kelly Cates revealed he is still not 100 per cent but is getting better

His Sky Sports presenter daughter Kelly issued an update on his health, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘He’s doing all right. My mum’s got a patio that needs jet washing so we need him up and about as soon as possible. 

‘He’s good. He’s not quite up and 100 per cent yet but he’s not too bad at all.’ 

Former Scotland forward Dalglish won the Scottish league title four times with Celtic before joining Liverpool in 1977.

He enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at Anfield, winning eight league titles and three European cups as a player and manager.  

Dalglish was tested for the disease having been in hospital for treatment of another condition

Dalglish is a Liverpool icon and won every domestic trophy during both spells as their manager

Dalglish is also well-renowned for steering Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said it was a ‘shock’ when he heard that Dalglish had coronavirus and it was ‘very good news’ when he was discharged from hospital.

Dalglish commended the tireless work being done by doctors and nurses to tackle the pandemic over the weekend.

‘They were absolutely brilliant,’ said Dalglish. ‘As a nation, we are very lucky to have them. I wish them well as they continue to work.

‘It’s never easy being in hospital but when you are in the care of our NHS staff then it is wholly comforting. You know you are in good hands.’

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Mama June's daughter Alana Thompson says she 'misses the mom who would go shopping with us' after troubled star's arrest

MAMA June Shannon's daughter Alana aka Honey Boo Boo says she misses doing the simple things in life with her troubled mom.

The reality television star – who first shot to fame on Toddlers and Tiaras – said that she misses the "the mama that used to go grocery shopping with us," after her mom's drugs arrest last year.

Alana, who is now living with her older sister Lauryn – known as Pumpkin, revealed on this week's Mama June: Family Crisis, on WeTv, that she was hurt by her mom not getting in touch and then saying on social media that she missed Tink, but not saying anything about missing her.

Pumpkin added, “Or the one that used to go to the arcade with us. I hope that she sees us doing better for ourselves and that maybe she’ll want better for herself too.

"Maybe that can inspire her or make her be like, ‘the girls are doing good, maybe I should be there.’ Try and be back in our lives and be there for the important stuff like this.”

Pumpkin expressed her frustrations at her mom's short-comings – since June was arrested last year on allegations of crack possession.

“I love her to death, I really do, and I would do anything for her, but at this point I want to slap her in the face too,” she said.

June's boyfriend Eugene Edward “Geno” Doak was also arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In September, both were charged with felonies.

Mama June: Family Crisis airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on WE tv.

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Daughter of Dawn French admits bombarding ex-fiance with messages

Daughter of Dawn French and Lenny Henry admits causing anxiety and distress when she bombarded her ex-fiance with emails and messages

  • Billie Henry, the adopted daughter of Dawn French and Sir Lenny Henry, admitted causing distress and anxiety in messages to her ex-fiance Samuel King 
  • The 28-year-old had been accused of sending excessive emails and texts to him 
  • On Wednesday via video platform Skype, Henry admitted a new charge of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress or anxiety

The adopted daughter of comedians Dawn French and Sir Lenny Henry, admitted a criminal charge of causing distress or anxiety today. 

Billie Henry, 28, had been accused of sending excessive emails and text messages to her ex fiance Samuel King.

She had denied the original charge of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship.

Henry, of Plymouth, Devon, had been due to stand trial at Truro Crown Court in May for a five day contested hearing.

Billie Henry, (pictured in December) the daughter of comedians Sir Lenny Henry and Dawn French, admitted a criminal charge of causing distress or anxiety towards her ex-fiance

The original long-winded charge stated that between August 26, 2018, and February 2019 in Dobwalls, in Cornwall, she ‘repeatedly or continuously engaged in behaviour which was controlling or coercive, namely sent excessive text messages demanding attention; sent emails and text messages purporting to be from others to Samuel King, falsely claimed to have been subjected to sexual abuse and physical violence, towards Samuel King, to whom at the time of the behaviour, you were personally connected in that you were engaged in an intimate personal relationship, that behaviour having a serious effect on him and you knew, or ought to have known, that the behaviour would have a serious effect on him.’ 

That charge – under the Serious Crime Act of 2015 – usually carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. 

The 28-year-old was adopted as a child by Sir Lenny Henry (back) and Dawn French (right) and she is pictured here with her famous parents at Jools Holland’s wedding in 2005 

But on Wednesday via Skype, Henry admitted a new charge of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress or anxiety and she will now not face trial on the initial count.

The new charge is contrary to the Malicious Communications Act 1988.  

Henry remains on conditional bail and will be sentenced by a judge in Truro in May.

Henry was brought up in the area when she was adopted by Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French and her then husband Sir Lenny Henry. At a previous court appearance Henry arrived at court with French’s businessman husband Mark Bignell.

A court source confirmed that the proposed trial in May has now been vacated and Henry is due to be sentenced on May 6.

The case against Henry has so far not been fully outlined in court.

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Jimmy Fallon's Daughter Loses Her Tooth in the Middle of His Interview with Ciara and Russell Wilson

Fallon’s guests share in the family’s excitement as Winnie shows off her new gap and gives the breakdown of just exactly how it happened.

Jimmy Fallon’s daughters are the gifts that keep on giving, and once again on Tuesday life got in the way of him trying to simply do the job of putting together a late-night talk show from his house. As always, though, the interruptions are just too precious!

This time, though, it was a milestone moment for his youngest daughter Winnie as she’d just lost a tooth … as in the moment went down even as Jimmy was talking with his guests Ciara and Russell Wilson. Russell was talking about the important charitable work that he’s involved with, and how his organizations are giving back during the coronavirus pandemic when Winnie suddenly ran into the room.

Jimmy tried to hold her off for a moment until he’d processed what she just said. "Daddy, I lost my tooth," she told him. And just like that, he had to put the interview on pause to address her excitement. But as parents themselves, Ciara and Russell were just as thrilled with the major moment as Jimmy.

Ciara asked Winnie how it happened, and it turns out there was more going on behind the scenes than just a random tooth loss. "Mommy put a string around my tooth and she tried to pull it out and then it worked," Winnie explained simply.

So while Jimmy was talking with his guests about how they’re adjusting to life inside, life was going on right outside the room for him and his family.

Calling it the "new normal," Ciara and Russell said they’ve had to get used to kids interrupting their video meetings and pretty much everything else.

Like many parents across the nation, they’ve stepped up as teacher’s aides (and sometimes teacher) with Russell subbing in as the gym coach and Ciara even teaching her entire family how to dance … her entire family.

"How are Russell’s moves on the dance floor?" Jimmy asked her.

"He’s got his nice little– he’s a good pocket dancer," she finally replied.

"Hey, I’m in the pocket, you know what I’m saying?" Russell smiled, though we’re not quite sure that’s what she was trying to say.

"He’s got his nice little groove that he goes to and he does it very well," Ciara said.

Jimmy is actually settling into a nice groove of his own with these "At Home" editions of "The Tonight Show." The barely controlled chaos of him at home with his family has been an absolute delight to watch and given a fresh new energy to his show. Plus, we are all absolutely in love with his daughters Winnie and Franny.

As much as we want the world to go back to the way it was, we could almost enjoy seeing an "At Home" tonight show on a regular basis once things do settle down. Maybe Jimmy could film his Friday shows from home, or at least check back in from time to time.

We’re going to miss his girls, his cool slide and playhouse, the amazing "graphics" created by his daughter … really everything about it.

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Daughter pays tribute to father-of-two after he dies from coronavirus

Daughter pays tribute to father-of-two, 64, after he dies from coronavirus and leaves behind Down’s Syndrome adult son who he cared for full time

  • Frank Nuttall, who had diabetes, died at Royal Bolton Hospital on Sunday  
  • Daughter Elaine and wife Lesley are now grieving while in self-isolation 
  • Elaine has told of her heartbreak at not being able to comfort her children  

A daughter has paid tribute to a father-of-two, 64, after he died from coronavirus and left behind a Down’s Syndrome adult son for whom he cared for full time.  

Elaine Nuttall paid tribute to ‘amazing dad’ Frank Nuttall, who died aged 64 on Sunday evening of Covid-19.

The 38-year-old, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, says that her family is ‘broken’ after the death.

Frank Nuttall (left, with son Andrew and right, with daughter Elaine) died at Royal Bolton Hospital on Sunday evening 

She told of her pain as her family is not even able to grieve together amid the UK lockdown.

‘We are devastated, heartbroken, struggling – we just can’t believe it, ‘ she said. ‘My dad had diabetes but he was not unwell he was healthy, he loved walking and would walk for miles every day.’

Ms Nuttall said their lives will never be the same again and spoke of how Mr Nuttall was a rock to 36-year-old son Andrew, who has Down’s Syndrome. 

Pictured: The heart that Bolton Royal Hospital nurses gave to Frank while he was on the ventilator 

Andrew has yet to learn of his father’s death because he is cut off from Elaine and Mr Nuttall’s wife, Lesley, who are having to self-isolate after going to see Frank before he died.  

The precaution has also cut off Elaine from her two children – Kyle, 14, and Chloe, 13.   

She is devastated that she can’t even comfort her children and wider family and says that she’s been reduced to crying at the window as she looks over at her auntie’s home across the road. 

Frank was put on a ventilator on Monday last week after initially being taken to Royal Bolton Hospital on Friday March 28.

His loved ones weren’t allowed to see him but Elaine and her mother managed a quick phone call before he received breathing assistance. 

Visiting her father before his condition escalated, Elaine had sign a form to say that she understood she was risking her health and that she had to wear personal protective equipment.

And she was full of praise for the ‘amazing’ nurses who told her that they were treating Frank as though he was their father.  

‘When he died they cried with us,’ she said. ‘We have received a message of condolence from one of the nurses.’

Elaine urged people to stay inside and keep themselves safe as the UK’s death toll is now at 6,159. 


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Carly Waddell's Daughter Bella Is 'Feeling Better' After 101-Degree Fever

On the mend! Carly Waddell’s 2-year-old daughter, Bella, is on the road to recovery after running a high fever.

“Bella felt a little better today so we got to go in the yard and pick and smell flowers,” the Bachelor in Paradise alum, 34, captioned a Thursday, April 2, photo of the little one sitting on grass with a flower in her hand. “Her fever finally went down (not all the way, but def an improvement). Thank you to everyone checking in on her. I’ll keep you posted (and yes, she also has a black eye from falling down in her pool). This has NOT been her week.”

The former reality star went on to share an Instagram Story video of Bella driving a mini pink car down the sidewalk. “Feeling better,” the Bachelor alum captioned the footage.

While on a walk with her toddler later, the former ABC personality asked, “Bella you feel better? Good.”

On Wednesday, April 1, the “Dream Train” singer told her Instagram followers that there was “no way” her daughter had coronavirus despite a 101-degree fever because she wasn’t exhibiting any other symptoms.

“Bella still feels sick,” the “Mommies Tell All” podcast cohost captioned an Instagram Story shot. “Two things are making her feel better. Her frog pacifier and [her] @madebymolly pretty pink blanket. Some days you just have to iPad and chill (literally chill to calm down her fever).”

The Texas native went on to write, “We are on day 3 of fever. Doctor said to call back on day 5. We are taking lots of popsicle baths and cuddling and hoping this goes away before day 5.”

Waddell and her husband, Evan Bass, also share their 4-month-old son, Charlie. “Baby Charlie is healthy and delivery was fast and perfect straight into mommy’s arms,” the Bachelorette alum, 37, told Us Weekly exclusively after the infant’s November 2019 birth. “Everyone is doing well.”

The couple knew their eldest would be a great big sister, telling Us exclusively in June 2019 how much she “loves babies.” Waddell joked, “She’s more maternal than I am.”

Bass chimed in at the time: “Bella is going to freak out. [She] carries her babies around and hugs them and kisses them and just, like, brushes their hair.”

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