It's only been two months since Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev welcomed their baby girl Maven to the world. And the new mum has wasted no time in rushing back to work as she has already started filming Countdown following her pregnancy. Taking to her Instagram page on Wednesday, Rachel delighted fans after she shared a snap with her two-month-old tot and Pasha posing in front of the iconic letter-board, which spelled out words "Maven Aria" and her baby's birthdate "15 December 2019".Rachel Riley shared this cute snap with baby Maven and husband Pasha KovalevIn the caption, the new mum gushed: "First block back at work done and dusted and I can still sum post-baby... phew!" Clearly relishing motherhood, she added: "Mave was busy melting hearts and Pash is a hero. The eternal on-screen pregnancy has just a month to go! Now back to family time for us, we're really loving it newbaby proudparents."READ: Strictly's Aljaz Skorjanec reveals Pasha Kovalev is returning to the dancefloorFans rushed to heap praise on the family-of-three – with many commenting on how well the couple has taken to parenthood. "Looking good post-baby Rachel. Look at her so cute. And the love on Pasha's face, so adorable," said one follower. "They say the only man a women truly needs is her father. I can tell by looking at this picture how great pasha is with her. You all look so happy." Another remarked: "One happy baby, one happy mummy and daddy, one happy family. So much love here on show."WATCH: Go behind-the-scenes as Rachel Riley volunteers while pregnantThe post comes shortly after Rachel and Pasha took their little girl to Old Trafford Football Stadium, where they watched Manchester United (Rachel's favourite football team) beat Watford 3-0. Sharing her pride, the new mum gushed: "Ten weeks old today and her first trip to the Theatre of Dreams!" Not only did Maven enjoy her first ever match, she also got to meet some very special people. "We got three points and Mave got to meet Sir Alex [Ferguson] and Sir Bobby [Charlton] - such a lucky baby, best day ever," added Rachel, alongside the hashtags manchesterunited mufc proudmama.MORE: Strictly's Amy Dowden officially begins wedding countdownIt's clear for the world to see that both Rachel and Pasha are enjoying life as new parents. The Strictly Come Dancing couple welcomed their daughter, whose full name is Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva, on 15 December, two weeks after her due date. They eloped to Las Vegas in May last year, shortly after announcing that they were expecting a baby. In November, Rachel spoke to HELLO! about her pregnancy and revealed how she and Pasha wanted to ensure their baby speaks Russian as well as English to honour both sides of the family. She said: "We've got baby books with farmyard animals described in Russian so Pasha is going to be on bedtime story duty, otherwise they won’t be able to speak to their grandma and uncle."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Puerto Rico hours after someone called the police to inform them she had been using the women’s toilet at McDonald’s.Neulisa Luciano Ruiz was killed early on Monday morning in Toa Baja on the northern coast of Puerto Rico.
Jennifer Lopez changes her appearance with various hairstyles, from her statement bun to long, sleek locks. But on Wednesday, the Hustlers actress was pictured on Instagram in the studio without her hair extensions, and fans adored her natural look. The Jenny from the Block hitmaker's hair was worn down in loose waves, resembling her daughter Emme's gorgeous hair. Fans were full of compliments about the star's look, with one writing: "Love your hair like this," while another wrote: "I love your hair this length, so pretty!" A third added: "Your hair! I'm obsessed!" Jennifer had spent the morning in a music studio in Miami, and had teased some exciting news in the caption of her post. "Back in the studio, workin' on my skills," she wrote. VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez shows off her gorgeous curlsJennifer Lopez was pictured without her hair extensions at the recording studioWhile Jennifer usually wears her hair extensions, the star showcased her natural length earlier in the year as she modelled for the Versace 2020 campaign. The 50-year-old looked stunning modelling pieces from the fashion brand's Spring Summer 20 collection, and her hair was styled wet and was sleeked back. The star's hair extensions were also removed when she attended the Film Independent Spirit Awards at the beginning of February. Her hair was worn in a middle parting and styled in a sleek, straight do.MORE: Kim Kardashian's hair stylist thinks Meghan Markle will have a hair transformation very soonThe Hustlers actress' daughter Emme has beautiful hair just like her mum'sJennifer has had an incredibly busy start to the year. As well as recording new music, the star has been a regular on the red carpet during awards season, and has won several accolades for her role in Hustlers. The singer also co-headlined the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira at the beginning of February, and was joined on stage by her daughter Emme. There is no end to Jennifer's talents either, as she is currently designing a shoe range for DSW. On Instagram recently, the star shared a picture of herself sitting in her dressing room looking at sketches of various shoe designs, and wrote: "Can't wait to see these babies come to life."READ: Kim Kardashian's daughter North surprises her mum in the sweetest wayThe star's personal life is just as exciting as her work too. Jennifer celebrated her twins' birthday on Saturday, and held a party for them at their family home, complete with ramen and bubble tea stations. Jennifer is also busy planning her wedding to fiancé Alex Rodriguez, who popped the question last March. While they haven't decided on a date or a venue for the wedding yet, Jennifer and Alex have spoken of their excitement about the upcoming big day in recent interviews. While chatting to Entertainment Tonight in September, J-Lo revealed that her son Max will walk her down the aisle. It is likely that Emme, Natasha and Ella will also have special roles as bridesmaids. Alex, meanwhile, has hinted that they are planning a destination wedding that will be a "long flight" away.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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The grandfather of a toddler who died after falling from a docked cruise ship's window last year has reportedly changed his plea to guilty just one day after requesting a judge-led trial.Salvatore Anello, whose 18-month-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand was killed in the fatal incident after her family boarded the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year, has been charged with negligent homicide.
Danny Cipriani has shared a message sent to him by Caroline Flack before her death about her court case.The rugby player said he is "grieving hard" after the Love Island host took her own life at the age of 40.The pair dated last year and 32-year-old Cipriani posted a screenshot on Instagram of a recent WhatsApp exchange between the pair. View this post on Instagram Black dot. Before i start. This is my grieving process. Which is talking. A lot. Which my friends and family and teammates have had to take this last 10 days because I'm grieving. And I'm grieving hard. Hence I'm talking a lot. I'm not sure I'd be strong enough if I didn't understand or see myself in her. Pain is pain. It doesn't matter if you've lost a cat. Or been called a name. No ones pain is worse or less. Because it is individual to them and how they take it. So... Black dot. If you judge the first pic you see a black dot. But i didn't really know what she meant when she called me black dot. Until her best friend told me on Sunday last week. 'She used to call you black dot, now i know, your WhatsApp pic is a black dot' – so i changed my WhatsApp pic to a black dot about 5 months ago because i felt there were people who had my number who i couldn't trust. Ultimately i would have let them into my life. So ultimately i would have to ask myself why. Anyway. This story is about the beauty she found in a situation i found uncomfortable. 'I'm just talking to black dot' she would say. She was kind beyond belief. And she would think i am crazy doing all this. But i know she would be proud. I'm taking lent off social media. Thank you all for the kind messages. And all the lovely response. Thank you for the bad response. It's my story. And i did it for me. Then her – she wasn't allowed to talk to her BF throughout the case because of the law. He wanted the charges dropped. They wanted to pursue. I am not pointing fingers. The CPS and police do a good job. Just saying we can't always do a good job. This is my grieving process. Our greatest strength is our greatest weakness ❤️ ps – I was shown how to disable comments. So I'm going to do so on this post. Because it's for me and my grieving process. But in a month i will be back on social because that's 2020 and this is me navigating my way through life A post shared by Daniel Cipriani (@dannycipriani87) on Feb 25, 2020 at 10:27pm PSTAfter Flack said she was "OK", Cipriani asked: "Why you just OK? Want you smiling".The Love Island host replied: "Well, got court case coming up."【ギャラリー】Caroline Flack dies40Flack stepped down from presenting the winter series of Love Island after an alleged assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.She pleaded not guilty and was released on bail but was ordered to stop having any contact with Mr Burton ahead of a trial, which was due to begin in March."She wasn't allowed to talk to her boyfriend throughout the case because of the law. He wanted the charges dropped. They wanted to pursue. I am not pointing fingers," Cipriani said."The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) and police do a good job. Just saying we can't always do a good job. This is my grieving process."Cipriani said Flack's nickname for him was Black Dot and "she was kind beyond belief".The rugby player previously told his fans he was going to play a voice note Flack "left about 15 days ago because people need to hear it".Flack's management company have criticised the CPS for pursuing a "show trial" with the TV host's assault charge.The CPS later outlined how it reaches decisions over whether or not to charge someone with a criminal offence.