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The Bachelor Winter Games: Ben Higgins Leaves in Tears

The Bachelor Winter Games is more than just a way to pass the time between Bachelor episodes and reading each of The Bachelor Spoilers that leaks.

It's also a wild ride. This episode saw a very memorable Ghost homage on a surprisingly successful date. There was also an epic kissing contest with high stakes.

But Ben Higgins realized that he was in the wrong place. After talking it over and crying over Lauren Bushnell, he decided that it was time to leave.

For starters, it turns out that Dean and Lesley aren't just both beautiful -- they're both pretty good with a pair of skis, blowing everyone away as they raced down the slopes.

Josiah couldn't help shading Dean Unglert at little -- referring to Dean having "so many women at his disposal."

It sounds like a compliment or perhaps even a neutral description, but it's to remind everyone of Dean's disastrous love triangle in Paradise.

And Clare is much harsher about it.

(Oh, Deanie Babies, the Bachelor Nation is still so disappointed in you)

However, Dean and Lesley won two date cards and after a lot of soul-searching, decided to hand off one of them to Kevin and Ashley. Which is how we got this:

That's right, folks.

Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti did a full-on Ghost reenactment.

You'd think that a date that includes Ashley confessing that she's a virgin would be spent awkwardly, but Kevin was totally understanding.

(He is, after all, Canadian -- politeness is kind of their brand)

That didn't stop either of them from enjoying their spin pottery date. And Ashley said that she could really see herself falling for Kevin.

A lot of folks are rooting for these two.

After Tiffany realizes that it was time to say goodbye, Ben Higgins started questioning whether The Bachelor Winter Games was really best for him at the moment.

This resulted in the tearful heart-to-heart that he had with Chris Harrison, which you can see in the video below.

"Coming back to a place like this really brings up a lot of weird memories."

He says that he's haunted by the "ghosts" of his past, which means that this would have made a great Halloween episode. Alas.

"And then, to try to engage in relationships here, and know that the last time that I did this was one of the best moments of my life. ..."

Sometimes, you don't know that you're in the wrong place until you're there.

"But, right here, right now, it just doesn't feel right."

"My fear is not entering into a relationship, my fear is not pursuing somebody."

But he does know what his real fear is:

"My fear is that if I [were] to be broken again, I'm not full enough right now to recover from that."

We can totally understand that. You need to feel secure in yourself, emotionally. Some wounds stay raw for longer than you would think.

And perhaps being on The Bachelor Winter Games has exacerbated that.

And then he talks about what sounds like being deeply impacted by comments and fan speculation -- and not only that which was hurtful or intentionally hurtful.

By leaving, Ben Higgins (and Michael and Yuki) missed out on the kissing contest, which was judged by Rachel Lindsay, JoJo Fletcher, and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Which means that Dean, Luke, Josiah, and Bibiana were engaging in a makeout contest ... in front of their exes.

Awkward beyond reason.

The best kissing was definitely Ashley and Kevin -- they got a standing ovation.

The worst? Josiah and Ally. Ally threw up right beforehand, and that's just not a recipe to a good kiss.

Take a look at Ben's tearful conversation and decide for yourself if he was right to leave:

The bachelor winter games recap ben higgins leaves in tears

Chip and Joanna Gaines: Did They Quit Over a Bad Contract?

Fans were shocked to learn that Fixer Upper would be ending after only 5 seasons

Rumors flew -- maybe it's because their family is still growing. Maybe it's because they wanted to work on their alleged marital troubles.

But now there's a report that might finally make all of this make sense ... despite the Gainses fervent denials.

Fixer Uppers in Texas

There's going out on a high note, and then there's canceling your show at its height of popularity.

What gives?

Well, Joanna Gaines is pregnant with her fifth child. That's a big deal for any couple on just about any show.

But if they were fine doing a show with four kids, then five wouldn't hurt, right? That would just be more Gaines family for fans to love.

Then there's the theory that they're having marital problems. Even Chip Gaines admits that their relationship has imperfections.

But they say that they aren't splitting. So why are they saying "no" to success?

Goodbye, Fixer Upper

They say that every safety rule, every regulation, every warning sign, and every contract is written based on history. On things that went wrong for one party or another.

It sounds like that extends to TV contracts, as well, because Page Six reports that Chip and Joanna are holding out for a better contract deal.

"Many years ago, when Scripps, which also owns Food Network, signed Rachael Ray, they didn’t think about Rachael starting a magazine, launching product lines, getting endorsement deals, and her books selling millions of copies."

This comes from an HGTV Network insider, folks.

"And so while Food Network turned Rachael Ray into a star, she made tens of millions and Scripps got none of it."

Some would argue that this is fair. That the network gets commercial revenue from the show itself, while Rachael Ray's other projects are her own.

Others would say that, by giving her a platform, the network deserves a piece of the pie.

"After Rachael, they made sure no talent deal would ever put them in that situation again."

Chip, Joanna

"Since the Gaineses were relatively unknown when they started, they signed the general Scripps talent contract…."

Time and time again, we've heard of unknown people with star potential signing contracts that they would later come to regret.

"The talent can’t do anything without their approval -- any appearance, any publicity, any endorsement, any product -- you have to ask them for permission."

That ... sounds like hell.

"It is awful. And on top of that, Scripps takes a big percentage of everything you make -- books, appearances, endorsements, products. If you make money, they take most of the money…."

They must feel like they're trapped. Household names, but being paid a pittance of what many would consider them worth.

"So [Chip and Joanna] are using this end of their contract as a total renegotiation to get the deal they really want: more money, less work, more control."

Joanna and Chip Gaines on TV

Apparently, the Gaineses believe that the odds are in their favor for one very good reason.

"The timing of Discovery buying Scripps worked well in their favor."

Discovery knows the value of a reality series.

"With Discovery hopefully now about to own Scripps, they are rolling the dice thinking the new owners will come running after them and give them the deal they really want."

It is a gamble, but perhaps it will pay off.

And if not, well, there are reports that the couple's been meeting with other networks to pitch a new show.

Chip and Jo

Still (as you can see in the video above), the Gaineses have denied that this is about money.

They're currently worth about $8 million each, but they suggested that they wouldn't continue at this point, even if offered a ludicrous offer.

But ... we have to consider that this could be their branding talking.

Some people find discussing money to be "vulgar," and so if they were to admit: "Hey, we're holding out for more money! Our millions aren't enough!" it might hurt their brand.

For the sake of their fans, let's hope that whatever it takes to get them back on TV happens.

Joy-Anna Duggar Pregnancy Post: Life Begins at Birth!

The Duggars have gotten a lot of criticism over the years. For Michelle Duggar being a neglectful parent. For their fringe fundamentalist views on everything. For their children being uneducated "clones" of their beliefs.

But no one has ever realistically questioned whether the Duggar family is 100% anti-abortion.

Until now, that is. Diehard fans are questioning their views after being alarmed by the language used in a recent Duggar post.

Jim Bob, Michelle on Facebook

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth may never address the shotgun wedding rumors -- at least, that's how some fans are feeling.

Some believe that they're not trying to clear the air because the story is true and they're ashamed of doing the natural and healthy activity that almost every couple in the country does.

Others believe that they're not speaking about it directly because they don't want to give any weight to a false rumor. Perhaps they fear that if they shoot down one rumor, they'll be expected to respond to them all.

A more moderate view might be that Joy-Anna and Austin are biding their time and seeing when Joy-Anna gives birth. If it's late enough, it might look like "evidence" that the couple waited until their wedding night.

The touchy subject of Joy-Anna's due date was what brought about this post, which shocked numerous Duggar fans:

Joy-Anna Duggar Due Date Photo

On the Duggar family's official Facebook page, they wrote:

"Joy and Austin will soon be parents! Anybody have a guess when baby will be here?"

They then wrote:

"When it comes to arrival, these babies make up their own minds!"

On the surface, this is just a post about a pregnant Duggar daughter.

Dig slightly deeper, and it's a set-up to give a plausible explanation if (or when) Joy-Anna gives birth earlier than her wedding date would "allow."

But did you notice the unexpected language from the Duggars? These fans did, and they were shocked.

Duggars in NYC

One diehard Duggar fan commented:

"They are already parents! They've been parents since conception, because that's when life begins! (Just like to point that out, because life-affirming language is super important - and I know your family agrees on the sanctity of life!)"

That comment then continued, with some odd capitalizatin and hyphenation.

"God bless! Pregnancy is such a special time with Baby and so is birth! Praying for Baby and Mama on your upcoming big day! Have a very Happy Birth-day!"

Other commenters echoed the sentiment, "correcting" the Duggars.

"Life begins at conception."

And another:

"Human life begins before one has a heartbeat; of course, even if it didn’t, they’d still have been parents since nearly conception. Nothing controversial about that. It’s encouraging, actually."

Austin Forsyth, Joy-Anna Duggar

So, to the anti-abortion crowd, the Duggars were odd to suggest that Joy-Anna isn't already a mother.

By their beliefs, she's been a mother since conception.

The Duggars haven't been shy about mourning miscarriages with grave markers, as they might if a baby had died. (Which is totally their choice, folks -- everyone has a right to grieve a loss in their own way)

Fans have noted the family's apparent hypocrisy, grieving Jubilee while seeming to forget Caleb Duggar by calling Jubilee their "20th child."

And one commenter referred to that under the post about Joy-Anna and Austin.

"The Duggars are very pro-life. They turn up to abortion clinics and hold signs on the street. They choose to tell everyone else what should be considered life and then ignore one of the 'lives' they created. It’s hypocritical."

Austin, Joy

But perhaps whether or not Jim Bob and Michelle mention one child they never got to meet or another is beside the point.

For the Duggars to use the language that they did is odd for pro-life activists who usually use language designed to reinforce the idea that a fetus is a person already.

Were they just ... tired? Did they task some intern or family friend to make the post on their behalf?

Who knows.

Fans can all agree that, for most families, the language used to describe Joy-Anna's upcoming maternity wouldn't be unusual.

But surely the entire world can agree that the Duggars are not most families.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 10 Recap: Kyle Richards Ignites a Feud

Once upon a time, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump were the best of friends. 

Nowadays, their friendship is in tatters, and they are doing everything and anything to showcase that for the cameras. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Cast

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 10 got underway, Dorit Kemsley was busy trying to get back in good graces with Vanderpump. 

However, Dorit failed to come clean about trashing the SUR boss, and, well, the meeting went nowhere as a result. 

Enter Kyle, who was ready to reveal all to her former BFF. 

“What did she say, exactly?”, Vanderpump asks as she realizes she is in for a treat.

“Jealous and insecure, that you’re needy,” Richards responded.

Kyle Richards Waves to the Photogs

“She said I’m jealous; I’m needy, I’m insecure… what else?” Lisa asked, before adding, "That really hurts my feelings."

That was enough for Lisa to know that Kemsley was the one who had been stirring the pot. The two women vowed to confront Dorit for her actions. 

With the ladies attending a party in Dorit's honor for her appearing on some magazine cover, it was only a matter of time before the action kicked into high gear. 

It was all civil initially, with the ladies toasting to Dorit's success. You could tell Dorit was loving her ego being stroked. 

"I feel f—ed over," said Kyle who was not amused that Lisa did not stick up for herself.

L to the VP

Dorit subsequently admitted that she was out of the event, and she was heading home. 

"I don't want to be bothered with this s—," Dorit snapped at the two women before heading off. 

Then, disaster struck when LVP offered to leave with Dorit. Kyle looked like she wanted to hurl her drink at Lisa and have the ground swallow her up. 

"I mean, it was one thing not to have my back inside," Kyle explained in a confessional.

"But now Lisa is offering a ride to Dorit, who's been gossiping about her? Lisa completely holds me to a different standard. Anytime I have ever said anything remotely unflattering; she has punished me."

Lisa Vanderpump at People's Choice Awards

"It doesn't matter what's gone down," Vanderpump responded.

"I believe Dorit, and my relationship and friendship supersedes anything that has been said. If she is insistent on going home on her own in a taxi, then I will be going with her."

Dorit eventually agreed to get on the bus back to the hotel with everyone else, but Kyle was mad. 

"I don't want you to cry," Vanderpump admitted, but Kyle was not ready to back the eff down.

"Just leave me the f— alone, Lisa," she says. "Leave me the f— alone."

Kyle Richards Photograph

"I know for a fact that what Dorit has said upset Lisa and hurt her feelings," Richards said in a confessional. "I'm not even mad at Dorit anymore; I'm confused by [Vanderpump's] behavior."

The ladies failed to resolve their differences and opted instead to retreat to bed. 

Will they fight another day? 

Hit the comments below. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues Tuesday nights on Bravo. 

Tia Booth: Will I Be The Bachelorette? Well …

Maybe you're completely hooked on Arie's season of The Bachelor ... or whether you're just watching to see if The Bachelor Spoilers hold true.

Either way, you had to be captivated by Tia Booth's heartbroken farewell and her deeply emotional exit.

In the video below, she's opening up about that experience, everything that she said, and ... whether she would star on The Bachelorette if asked. Her answer was refreshingly honest.

Tia booth considers

Tia Booth won over many fans with her Arkansas charm.

If you read our The Bachelor recap, you know that Arie's narrowed down his choices to the final three.

Before that, however, it was time for hometown dates.

Everyone's families tend to have concerns, but Tia's families had done a little internet sleuthing (okay, you don't really need to be a sleuth to type Arie Luyendyk Jr's name into the search bar), and found out about Arie's reputation.

As a playboy. As a womanizer. As possibly someone who's on the show to improve his brand rather than to find love.

(Do you think that they read that Arie is allegedly great in bed?)

In the end, though, Arie was able to charm Tia's concerned loved ones and assure them that he's not some sort of snake in the grass.

Tia booth cries

Tia's family may have accepted Arie, but Arie sent Tia packing. Her sobs really tugged at your heartstrings.

Because rumors have been mounting that Arie has broken off his engagement already, maybe it's a good thing that Tia got her heart broken here and now.

A devastated Tia moved audiences with her tears as she said farewell to Arie Luyendyk Jr.

And then, in the car, she admits that she's tired of feeling like she isn't good enough.

So ... how's she feeling now that the dust has settled?

Tia booth rose

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Tia Booth says that she'd jump at the chance to become the leading lady on The Bachelorette.

"I think it would be an amazing experience getting to be the Bachelorette and to get to meet some amazing men."

A lot of people are coy about their desire to fill that roll. Not Tia.

Good for her.

She also says that it would probably present different but interesting challenges.

"I know it would be tough, but I would kinda be in control and in charge."

Tia booth and arie luyendyk jr

She thinks that she could really benefit from being the Bachelorette.

"I think it would be another learning and growing experience, and I'm all for that."

She has the same rationale for being all for that experience as she did for going on The Bachelor, pretty much.

"Thirty years from now, I don't want to say, 'Well, I turned that down because I was scared or nervous.'"

Hey, that's a great way to live if you want to seek out new experiences.

Tia booth confessional

Even if Tia doesn't end up becoming the leading lady, we could still see more of her and her journey for love.

"I would love to be in Paradise. I would love to continue on this Bachelor journey."

More than many, she knew what she was getting into before the joined the show, since Raven Gates had already been on that adventure.

Even if Tia isn't the next Bachelorette, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is evidence that she could always be called back -- even years from now.

Here's the video of her interview:

Tia booth would i be the bachelorette well

Kendall Jenner Reveals Hypochondria & How She Copes With Anxiety

The most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed Kendall Jenner freaking out and left Kris worried that she might need to drive Kendall to the hospital.

Anxiety issues can be serious, and Kendall's opened up about her struggles the past.

But now she's revealing exactly how bad things get -- and how she's learned to cope.

Kris Jenner on the Phone

Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed a concerned momager Kris Jenner, after speaking to a distraught Kendall who was suffering from an anxiety attack, explain Kendall's situation.

"Kendall struggles from anxiety, and I think she has so much going on that she gets herself really worked up."

Some people think that more people face anxiety disorders than ever, but it seems more likely that people are seeking treatment and talking about their struggles instead of quietly self-medicating.

"Kendall gets the most anxious during fashion week, or when she’s traveling a lot."

That makes a lot of sense. Those are extremely high-pressure situations. Especially for someone with Kendall's fame.

"Trying to juggle it all is overwhelming."

When Kendall learns that she is not anemic -- as she had believed that she was -- Kris affectionately points out that Kendall is often healthier than she believes.

"I think you think you have everything."

Kendall Jenner for 2018 Vogue

Kendall agrees.

"Since I was a kid, I’ve always been a hypochondriac."

Hypochondria, of course, is an obsession with the idea of having a serious but undiagnosed medical condition. Many people use the term for people who constantly assume the worst about symptoms, or even for people who are germophobes.

“I’ve always been the worst hypochondriac. But now I have to try and be a big girl."

Kendall then speaks about certain, specific causes for anxiety.

"There’s a lot that happened this past year, starting with like, Kim’s robbery."

We all think about the trauma that Kim endured. It's the sort of horror that can transform a person's life -- or even ruin it. But Kim's family was obviously affected by it.

"Then I got robbed, and I had my stalkers. That’s why I don’t really like going out anymore."

It sounds like Kendall's healthy sense of precaution has developed into an unhealthy paranoia.

"That’s why I don’t tweet, that’s why I don’t Instagram. That gives me anxiety, too. I swear, it’s the craziest thing."

Kris Jenner on KUWTK

Kris talks to Kendall about how she hopes that her daughter will find a way to cope, with or without her.

"What I want to know is what’s the solution for the next time."

The most obvious way to resolve debilitating anxiety in the moment is perhaps some deep breaths, a distraction, and a healthy dose of benzodiazepines.

"Because I worry about you and I know you want to do a great job."

Kendall would be horrified if her anxiety prevented her from doing her modeling job.

"I want to be able to help you to get a place where you can be out there and not feel anxious."

Kendall Jenner at the Golden Globes

Kendall has opened up about anxiety before, and she's still speaking about the things that contribute to it.

"I don’t think any of us have taken the time to process what’s been happening over the past year -- almost two years, even."

Like so many of us -- perhaps most of us -- Kendall is consumed by the daily existential terror of living in a terrifying world where every news update is something out of a nightmare.

“And I think that that is a factor in a lot of this. It’s hard to get your brain to slow down and think about it and really process what’s happening."

Monitoring the news and thinking about the future can be good things. But perseverating on them can make you a prisoner in your own mind.

"Now that I can sit here and verbally say that, I think that will help me with the steps to take the time and really address it."

Kris Jenner, Champagne Face

Kris has been open about how Kendall's struggle impacts her.

"It’s hard for me to watch my daughter struggle and I feel like it’s my job to make sure she’s okay, which is really why I’m here in Milan."

It's so great that Kendall can rely upon Kris -- and Caitlyn, depending upon the situation -- to help her when she's an anxious mess.

Plenty of people with anxiety disorders find that everything is so much worse around their families. That must be really nice for Kendall.

Kris has every confidence in her daughter.

“But I realize that Kendall is one of the most independent women I’ve ever met in my life, and she can get to the root of the issue and the problem by herself."

Kendall Jenner, Golden Globes Viewing Party

Kendall talks about how she copes.

"Anxiety is all mental, so you have to try and find your ways around it."

Sure ... though if Kendall is suggesting that mental troubles are easier to overcome than physical, many would argue that the opposite is true.

“I try and maintain it, but sometimes it’s out of your control."

That's absolutely right.

Kendall maintains a healhty sense of perspective, however, to try to talk herself out of worries.

"But I think I’m very blessed to be in the situation I’m in, and every year that I do fashion months it gets a little bit easier. It’s really exciting. I still look forward to it every year."

Audrey Kriss: Get to Know Mariah Brown’s Girlfriend

On a very recent episode of Sister Wives, the family met Mariah's girlfriend. Meeting the family can be a big deal, but that's even more the case when the family is comprised of polygamous reality stars.

Despite Mariah's very complicated family, things actually went really well.

But the episode left viewers wanting to know more about Audrey Kriss.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss at the Game

As most viewers still remember, Mariah's coming out wasn't initially as well-received as one might hope.

Obviously, it went way better than it does for those LGBT kids who face violence or get disowned. But her mother, Meri, spent more time grieving her dreams of her daughter marrying a man and the son-in-law she always imagined she would gain than she did celebrating her daughter.

(Of course, not all straight daughters get married, so Meri had made a lot of assumptions)

But, as you know if you watch Sister Wives online, things are so much better now. And fans and viewers have now gotten to see Mariah introduce her girlfriend to her family.

And, though Mariah was clearly tense and ready for things to go horribly wrong at any moment, things went amazingly well.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss in the Snow

Admittedly, Kody Brown did put his foot in his mouth -- no real shocker there -- by being dismissive of some of the women in his life going to a march.

Because he thinks that everyone's focus should be on legalizing polygamy, since he seems to believe that the push for LGBT rights is over.

He seems to be forgetting, of course, that plenty of states still allow businesses to fire employees for being gay, not to mention the many restrictions faced by the transgender community. Plus the prejudice and violence that too many LGBT Americans face every single day.

However, he does have a point -- many suggest the next political push in terms of marriage should be to legalize polyamory. Really, the only complicated part of that is taxes and inheritance.

But thankfully, the part of the episode where Audrey met Mariah's family went off without much of a hitch.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss

And the episode came just in time for Mariah and Audrey's one-year anniversary, which was Monday night.

Audrey celebrated with a sweet anniversary post to Instagram, writing:

"One year. What can I say that would do this past year justice? Who the heck knows but I’ll give it a try."

A lot of people worry that they can't adequately express their emotions through words. Fortunately, love has many languages.

"This year has been one of the single greatest years of my life. I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have you by my side."

That is so heartwarming.

"You stick with me through thick and thin, even though I tickle you to the point you get mad at me."

Believe it or not, some people like being tickled. Mariah is clearly not one of them.

"I love you more and more every single day. Cheers to this past year and many many more to come!"

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss, Selfie

For her part, Mariah wrote on Instagram:

"Thank you for being the love of my life, for going on adventures with me even when you are sleepy, & loving me even when I’m being a brat."

That sounds so cute. A little self denigrating. But mostly just super cute.

"You make my life incredible."

But that post came a little before their Februarty 19th anniversary date. Well, that's the anniversary of when they went Facebook-official.

Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Audrey Kriss

(As we said, Meri has really come around ... even though she's still not in a great place, marriage-wise)

Audrey Kriss is an artist, and of course a fellow Westminster College student. She's from Littleton, Colorado, but she lives in Salt Lake City where she works as a golf instructor.

Both Mariah and Audrey are dedicated feminists, attending women's marches (though Mariah couldn't make it this year) and striving to make the world a better and more equal place.

We have to say that it's a really good sign that their relationship is so secure that Audrey isn't weirded out by Mariah's family life. And to be clear, we don't mean the polygamy aspect so much as the reality star thing.

In fact, Audrey's publicly listed interests include Taylor Swift, Harry Potter, Apples to Apples, and Sister Wives.

That's one supportive girlfriend.

Isabel Rock: Showered With Roloff Family Love on Her Birthday!

Happily, former Little People, Big World star Jacob Roloff is engaged to Isabel Rock -- his longtime girlfriend and even longer-time friend.

Though Jacob was estranged from his family until quite recently, they've mended fences and embraced each other with open arms. They've embraced his girlfriend, too.

In fact, the Roloff ladies took Izzy out to celebrate her birthday -- and shared sweet photos to commemmorate the occasion.

Audrey Roloff, Tori Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

Proud mother and mother-in-law Amy Roloff shared this photo of Audrey, Tori, Izzy, and of course her beautiful self.

In the caption, she wrote:

"So wonderful I got to hang out at Bushwackers, getting our country on, w/ my beautiful DIL’s and soon to be celebrating Isabel’s birthday!"

That was followed by a series of ice cream cone and balloon emojis.

"I'm so blessed by my son’s wives. We had a blast!"

It must be nice for Matt and Amy -- though Molly doesn't live nearby, the children who do just keep collecting new family members. And, sometimes, giving birth to them.

Isabel Rock and Amy Roloff

Amy Roloff shared this photo of just her with the birthday girl, and included the caption:

"Happy Happy Birthday to you Isabel. So excited we can celebrate YOU today."

Awww, that's sweet! She continued:

"I hope your day is as wonderful as you! Lots of love."

To be clear, this is Isabel Rock's 22nd birthday.

That's no surprise to anyone familiar with the details of Jacob Roloff's proposal, because Izzy had mentioned that she was a year older than Jacob back when they met.

And, of course, Jacob Roloff turned 21 just last month.

Jacob Roloff Celebrates Isabel Rock on Her Birthday

Speaking of Jacob, just because his fiancee was out partying with his mom and sisters-in-law didn't mean that he ignored his lady love's birthday.

He shared this sweet photo of the two of them together with their sweet, precious dogs, writing the caption:

"Happy birthday to this gem of a lady, my fiancee."

He follows that with a heart eyes emoji.

Jacob hasn't been shy about sharing his opinions in the past, but he's also been reserved about putting his personal life in the spotlight.

But the 18-year-old boy who stormed off of Roloff Farms decrying his family's reality series (honestly, the contentions ran a little deeper than the show) has grown into a 21-year-old man who's not afraid to show the world how much he loves his fiancee.

Jacob Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

It must be so nice for Izzy to receive this outpouring of love and support from her soon-to-be new family.

But she's been bonding with them for months, folks.

This photo (above), from back in November, was of Amy Roloff -- and Jacob, of course, but that almost goes without saying -- visiting an art gallery showing of Isabel Rock's paintings.

What's more, some fans believe that Isabel may have ended Jacob and Audrey's feud -- if there ever really was a feud to begin with.

At the very least, Izzy and Audrey seem to get along pretty well. Izzy even helped promote Audrey's brand on Instagram. What else is family for?

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek, Valentines 2018

Isabel Rock isn't the only person who doesn't have the last name of Roloff around whom Amy Roloff's been spending time.

Just earlier this month, fans couldn't help but wonder if Amy Roloff and Chris Marek had just broken up. when he appeared to be conspicuously absent from Amy's photos, right before Valentine's Day.

Good news, however -- those assuming that they'd split were mistaken. The two had a lovely Valentine's Day, at least part of which was spent on the beach.

So romantic!

Teen Mom OG Recap: Ryan Edwards Gets Married! Again!

On Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12, a couple prepared to tie the knot, but that wasn't the only notable event on the MTV hit.

Not by a long shot.

Would Farrah's latest altercation with producers spell the end of her time on the show on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12?

Would Tyler man up and get his father into rehab? Would Amber be able to handle the bombshell she had to drop on Leah?

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you recall that Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer’s first wedding day was ... unusual.

They married in a parking lot with only his parents on hand, with Ryan having driven there high as a kite no less. On camera.

Obviously, they still have plenty of issues and obstacles to overcome, but this time, at least there was no wedding controversy.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Wedding Photo

Fans may be a little upset, though, by the fact that before the ceremony, Ryan Edwards was seen drinking with his groomsmen.

Harmless? Perhaps, but for a man with obvious addiction issues, it's sure to raise red flags with some viewers, for good reason.

Asked about his wedding vows, Ryan told his friends, “I don’t care, it’s not like it’s got to be perfect.” They were pretty close.

“I promise to always love you, be your best friend, I promise to be faithful and always be there for you,” he told Mackenzie.

Standifer had a prepared speech. Slightly awkward.

Ryan at His Wedding

Later, Ryan admitted to his wife that he’s drunk; Edwards and Standifer proceeded to take shots and talk about their financial situation.

Ryan's father then gave a speech that made him cry.

That was pretty emotional, as was the scene last night were Tyler Baltierra’s long-troubled father, Butch, finally enters rehab.

Butch cried when he learned that his son had come up with the exorbitant amount of money to cover the treatment, in full.

At the rehab center, one of the administrators says to Tyler that it’s probably been a long time since he’s really met his dad.

“I don’t think I’ve ever met him,” he responds.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

For his part, Butch confessed that he's done “a lot” of cocaine and crack in life and was on drugs as recently as “3-4 days ago.”

Terrifying. Speaking of family drama, Farrah Abraham put her differences with her mother aside to celebrate Debra‘s birthday.

At least she tried. Could it possibly last?

Deb pleads for Farrah to attend her wedding, which Sophia finally decides she's allowed to, so that's a step in the right direction.

However, after Abraham's “vaginal rejuvenation” (seriously), Deb was left waiting in the car for a half hour as Farrah got ready.

Farrah Abraham Gets Sexy

When she finally got in the car, Farrah proceeded to freak the f--k out on a producer for reasons that weren't entirely clear.

While Farrah's insane treatment of producers has been well documented, it's never not amazing to watch it play out on TV.

“If you can’t get along with anyone or try to or get in my way of how I live my f--king life," she says, "then do not work with me."

"F--k you and your excuses.”

Farrah Abraham, ladies and gentlemen. Never a dull moment or an episode that passes without a complete meltdown.

Celebrity Big Brother Recap: A Twist Rocks the House!

It was only a matter of time before Celebrity Big Brother threw in some more twists to shake up the house. 

The latest of which involved a viewer vote that decided which special power the veto would possess. 

Julie Evicts Another Celebrity

When the crazy episode kicked off, Omarosa's plan to plant seeds of doubt around the house was working. 

This resulted in the mother of all arguments when Brandi accidentally exposed her four-person alliance to the rest of the house. Marissa was furious, but she had to just play along with it. 

What could she really do without painting an even bigger target on her back? 

The Veto competition found Brandi, Marissa, Metta World Peace, Ross, Omarosa and Mark McGrath duking it out to try and win. During the competition, however, it became apparent that Metta was not even trying. 

Omarosa Manigault

Instead, he was throwing his blocks around instead of creating the puzzle. Just when it seemed that Omarosa was going to slide into victory, Ross won. 

Thanks to the viewer vote, Ross could take a second person off the block. He took himself off and left Brandi up there. 

It quickly became clear why: Metta had already told the house he wanted to leave that night. If you keep up to speed with the live feeds, you will know the sporting champion has already attempted to break out of the house. 

Omarosa put Metta up next to Brandi on the block. Metta thanked everyone and pleaded with them to send him out the door. 

Omarosa Is Fierce

Brandi refused to campaign because she knew Metta was going. What followed was a dull elimination ceremony.

“I just want to say… Thank you, Metta, for wanting to go home,” Brandi said with a laugh. 

This is the second time a houseguest has wanted to go home. This eviction should have been fun because it was going to split up the four-person alliance. Instead, it was a dud because another houseguest wanted to quit. 

In any case, everything is up in the air as we head into the latest HOH competition. Omarosa will likely be left in the game a little while longer as the majority alliance will likely target James. 

James Maslow Is Cool

It sure seemed like James, Mark and Omarosa were not working together. James and Mark seemed to be agreeing to work with her to save themselves, and it was only a short-term deal. 

What did you think of the latest episode of Celebrity Big Quitter?

Who do you want to win the game?

Sound off below. 

Celebrity Big Brother Continues Wednesday on CBS. 

Jorge Nava and Anfisa Speak Out About Jorge’s Arrest, Whether They’re Together

Though fans have come to strongly suspect that Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava are still together, the couple hasn't actually verbally confirmed things, one way or the other.

The controversial 90 Day Fiance couple has finally sat down to clear the air, in the video that you'll see below.

What brought this on? Well, largely, the fact that Jorge Nava was arrested.

Anfisa arkhipchenko and jorge nava clear things up

Yes, the couple confirms the reports of Jorge's arrest.

They caution fans against reading unverified accounts of the nature of his arrest (he reportedly had a massive amount of marijuana while in a state where it's illegal), but Jorge himself cannot really confirm much of the story.

"The only thing I can confirm is that I was arrested on Feb. 7, and I was bailed out by my wife two days later."

Obviously, talking about the charges against him could come back to bite him in court.

"Other than that, due to the delicate nature of my case... I can’t talk about the details until all of this is over"

Honestly, being leery of unverified reports is good advice for anyone.

Anfisa arkhipchenko and jorge nava

Anfisa then mentions that a number of commenters had asked about her green card status and how it might be impacted.

Jorge clarifies that no, the arrest of one's American spouse does not somehow nullify someone's marriage or green card status.

Anfisa then says "Sorry, haters" and looks pleased as punch.

Seriously -- love Anfisa or hate her, but look at the expression on her face here. It's great.

It's smug satisfaction, folks. This isn't the first time that Anfisa has told her haters to eat it.

Anfisa and jorge smirk

These two also want to resolve relationship questions.

Before they actually speak about it, they share an on-camera kiss.

Actually, three on-camera kisses.

After the first one, Anfisa gives Jorge a weird look, pinches his nose, and then kisses him again. (The third kiss is at the end)

We don't know what that's about. Like everything else about this relationship, it leaves us with questions.

But yes, they really kiss. If you can't wait for the video below, here's the proof.

Anfisa and jorge kiss

Anfisa speaks up about their marriage:

"Some time ago I made a post on my Instagram saying that I would like to keep my personal life private."

Which, though an odd choice for a reality star, is totally her right.

"But due to the crazy amount of speculation that’s going on, I just decided that it’s better to share with you that we’re still together, obviously."

Not just still married, but still together.

Anfisa then goes on to elaborate about their relationship.

Anfisa arkhipchenko with roses

"We’ve never really broken up. Yes, we had our fights just like any other couple, but we’re working through it."

That sounds healthy enough.

"You know, everybody fights. Everybody is crazy. But that's how relationships are."

That is ... not quite accurate. Not every relationship has fights like theirs. Not every relationship has fights, period.

"All relationships are different. And if your relationship is different from ours, it doesn't give you the right to judge us or insult us in any way."

Well, no, they shouldn't be insulted for having a different relationship. But at times, their relationship has seemed toxic. Some fans would argue that it's fair for them to be judged.

Here's the video itself:

Jorge nava and anfisa speak out about jorges arrest whether they

Kenya Moore: FIRED and Getting Replaced By Kim Zolciak?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is apparently due for a major shake-up.

Accusations claim that Kenya Moore faked an explosive meltdown to avoid getting fired, but it looks like it was all in vain.

Because she's reportedly getting canned. And she's going to hate who's taking her place. Oh, wait -- she already does.

Kenya Moore Chills

Kenya Moore has been in hot water with producers and the network ever since her secret wedding to Marc Daly.

Imagine, if you will, that one of the stars of Finding Bigfoot actually found a bigfoot and just decided to keep it secret and didn't tell anyone else or invite cameras along, and instead just kept their woodsy version of The Shape of Water quiet for a while.

Well, that's the cryptozoological equivalent of what Kenya did.

She's a reality star. The whole point of that is that major life events like weddings and children get documented for the cameras. She's compensated as a The Real Housewives of Atlanta star with a huge paycheck.

Since her husband refuses to go on camera, she's been keeping an entire facet of her life off of the camera.

Kenya Moore Selfie

RadarOnline reports that Kenye Moore is finally getting fired over her unseen husband.

According to their source:

"Kenya is not going to be back after she refused to let her husband be on the show."

To be fair, though producers are understandably unhappy with Kenya, who literally signed up to be a reality star and share her life with the world, this isn't entirely on her.

Marc Daly is the one who refuses to appear on the show. Kenya's done her best to stay interesting enough to keep her peach, even storming out in a rage at a hurricane relief event.

But as much as Kenya's likely to hate leaving, she's going to hate her replacement even more.

Kim Zolciak with Low Cut Top

According to RadarOnline's source, Kim Zolciak will be returning from "friend of the Housewives" status to being a full Housewife again.

"Kenya’s going to be replaced with Kim, who will most likely come back to the show as a full-time housewife and not just a friend."

Earlier reports that Kim Zolciak was begging to return to RHOA indicate that Kim was probably delighted.

According to this source, their reason for inviting Kim back is because she's a proven success.

"Viewers know Kim. And they want someone to mix it up with the ladies. Someone new like Kim Fields did not work."

What's more -- Kim Zolciak isn't shy about showing her whole, huge, family.

"Kim will easily step up the drama that Kenya refused to give"

Kenya Moore and Marc Daly for "Bae Day"

From the outset, fans knew that Kenya Moore had to choose between her husband and her job.

As we mentioned, this all stems from Marc Daly's refusal to let RHOA's cameras film him.

His reason is apparently that he believes that The Real Housewives of Atlanta portrays black men in a negative light while portraying white men as better partners, husbands, and fathers.

He has a point -- not only is a lot of reality television built around editing, but it's not like Real Housewives are chosen as representative samples of communities. Producers can cherrypick, consciously or subconsciously.

And Marc Daly isn't the only person who's noticed this. Entire scholarly articles have been dedicated to the topic (yes, really), and on a broader level, many have observed that reality television tends to paint black people in particular in a negative light.

Of course, none of that explains why Marc Daly and Kenya Moore decided to tie the knot despite this.

Kenya Moore Wedding Photo

As with any unconfirmed report, we should take this one with a grain of salt.

People have been wondering since last summer if Kenya Moore would get the boot over this. It's no surprise that word is going around that she is, but right now, it's not confirmed.

Similarly, Kim Zolciak is one of the most recognizable Housewives on RHOA, but that doesn't mean that she's actually coming back. Even though she really wants to.

A lot can change leading up to an announcement. Maybe Kenya -- or Marc -- will find a way to convince producers to let her stay on.

June Shannon: I’m Going BLIND!

Mama June only just got hot. We hope that she spent plenty of time admiring her new shape in the mirror, because she might never again see her reflection.

In the clip below, June Shannon's boyfriend walks into the room to ask June what's wrong.

It turns out that she's going blind.

June shannon in bed

June Shannon is 38 years old. That's awfully young to be losing one's eyesight.

Then again, she's also a grandmother -- Lauryn Shannon welcomed her baby girl last December.

As you'll see in the video below, last week, June Shannon calls for her boyfriend.

She's laying in bed, looking distrought ... but doesn't seem to be looking at anyone or anything.

From not to hot geno doak

June's boyfriend, a man named Geno Doak, comes in to help.

He looks concerned ... but he's also asking June if she's messing with him. He is, after all, fairly new to reality television.

(There's really no way of knowing how much is planned, but while the actually blindness issues surely weren't planned, it's likely that this conversation was -- but that doesn't mean that it was rehearsed)

June says that she's losing vision in her one good eye -- because her eyesight has been deteriorating for years.

She describes a "black circle" obscuring what she sees. That's, um, alarming.

From not to hot junes blindness

"What if I lose sight in my good eye?" June openly worries. "I went totally blind in my right eye four years ago!"

Geno helps June get up from her bed.

(Her room, though sparsely decorated and with a pretty boring carpet, has a gorgeously bold wall painting choice -- we haven't really mentioned this before, but June Shannon's house has some great paint choices on the interior).

June calls for Alana (that's Honey Boo Boo herself, folks) and the two of them head to the doctor.

This is absolutely the right choice. There can be a number of causes for sudden blindness or near-blindness, and none of them are good.

From not to hot junes bedroom

As we said, loss of vision can have a number of causes.

(Non-fun fact: I once lost my vision for a matter of minutes -- did you know that some people lose their vision after riding roller coasters? It's called a "grey out." I didn't know that either until it happened to me, and I didn't know the term until years later)

In June's case, the doctor diagnosed her with a detached retina.

If your first thought was that Mama June was a victim of some sort of violence (she's opened up in the past, accusing Sugar Bear of having beaten her and her daughters), know that there can be a number of causes.

One of the potential causes is good ol' inflammation. Another is neovascularization (the natural growth of new blood vessels).

In any case, the solution is eye surgery, which was promptly ordered for Mama June.

From not to hot june gets up

June Shannon is concerned over the idea of being disabled.

"I don’t want to lose my independency," she says, unintentionally lightening the mood.

A preview for the next episode shows Mama June Shannon wearing a white eye patch, complete with googly eyes.

Technically, Mama June only has a 50% chance of restored vision after she recovers from surgery.

Of course, we can all infer that this story has a happy ending, since Mama June flaunted her weight loss at a premiere just last month and didn't seem to have any trouble while she was doing it.

Still, this must have been a terrifying experience for her.

Take a look:

June shannon im going blind

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 6 Recap: Meeting Mariah’s Girlfriend

Mariah and Meri Brown have been on the outs for some time now. 

On Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 6, Mariah invited the family to join her and her girlfriend on a march for women in D.C. 

When Mariah confirmed to her nearest and dearest that she was gay, Meri did not take it all that well. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that Meri has been an emotional wreck ever since the catfish scandal rocked the family a few years back. 

This changed Meri's stance with the family forever, and she has yearned to branch out and forge her own path ever since. 

Meri felt like she should have been told about Mariah's sexuality sooner, and that's why there are still issues in the mother-daughter relationship. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

Despite this, Mariah wanted to work at the relationship, and Meri and Janelle were invited along to the march. 

Enter Kody, who was not impressed to hear about the march. The reason for all of it was that his friend was pressing on with a march of his own about legalizing polygamy. 

Without thinking, Kody admitted that the LGBTQ community already had more rights than their family and that they would be wise to focus on legalizing polygamy. 

Meri was not about to allow Kody to mess with her relationship with Mariah, so she told him she would be going to help Mariah out.

There was also the issue of their being drama between Janelle and Meri. The family will likely never get over the catfishing scandal, and that's why Meri is ready to move on. 

Mariah Brown, Audrey Kriss

However, Janelle shocked everyone when she did not invite Meri to a family gathering for her son coming home on leave. That was another insight into just how fraught Meri's relationship with the family is. 

Because of all of the drama, Meri and Janelle debated whether they should even attend the march together. The last thing they wanted was to find themselves in a fight. 

The two women decided to air out their thoughts about everything that had been happening. It was a therapeutic process, and the pair seemed to put the past behind them. 

Meri Brown photo

It was about time. They attended the March and were introduced to Audrey, Mariah's girlfriend. It all went well, but Mariah was on edge. She expected something to go wrong. 

It's always tricky meeting the parents, but Audrey was lovely, and the mothers could openly admit that. They were even happy with Mariah's signs. 

While some were out there, Mariah kept hers reserved because she wanted to send a message to the people they were protesting about. 

Janelle Brown in Black

How long will it be before the drama kicks off again?

Hit the comments below. 

Sister Wives continues Sunday nights on TLC. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 Episode 13 Recap: Livin’ La Villa Loca

Cynthia Bailey wanted to go all out for her 50th birthday celebrations on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 Episode 13

That's why she and most of her gal pals made their way to Barcelona. Kim Zolciak decided against the event because her husband was not allowed to attend. 

Kenya Moore decided against it because, well, she's a bit all over the place right now and tends to get herself embroiled in all the drama. 

When the ladies touched down in Barcelona, they were shocked to learn the place they were staying was not ready for them to arrive. 

That meant they got to go to a hotel to indulge in some fine dining and talk some smack about their co-stars. 

Shamea wasted no time in getting some goodies from Eva aka the newest housewife on the block. Shamea wanted to know what Eva's boyfriend thought about Eva dating women. 

That's when Eva snapped. She reiterated that she had sexual relations with females, but confirmed she had never dated women. 

It was hilarious and a bit out there that Shamea would even bring it up, but she needed to make a lasting impression on the producers. 

NeNe Leakes at the Airport

NeNe Leakes then took Cynthia to task for believing her boyfriend, Will over Porsha Williams. If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you will know that NeNe and Porsha have been at odds for some time. 

That's why it was bizarre for NeNe to open up about it and publicly defend one of her sworn enemies. Cynthia confirmed the reason she did not believe Porsha was because she has lied in the past. 

That may be the case, but there was more than just Porsha there. Cynthia then stooped to a new low when she said that Kandi tried to drug and rape her. 

Porsha Williams Smiling

Porsha was pissed that everything was being brought back up, and decided to exit the dinner date. There are only so many times your name can be dragged through the mud, it seems. 

NeNe continued to try and stir up some drama between her and Kim. She brought up the fact that Kim has a knack for promoting her life as perfect. 

She then went on to say that Kim had a stroke, heart surgery, and cancer. 

That was enough to make Porsha, Sheree and Shamea call up Kim from around the world to let her know NeNe was trashing her to everyone. 

Kim Zolciak Crazy Hair

“She’s f—king scum, and I won’t even acknowledge it,” Kim said after denying everything. “What she really needs to worry about is the f—king roaches in her house!”

All seemed to be calm ... until Kim sent a scathing text message to the ladies at the next event. 

“NeNe is sick and disgusting,” she began. “She lives in a f—king roach nest.” Kim then shared the video of the roaches apparently inside NeNe's house. 

"F—k Kim, OK?” Nene said. “All of my s—t is brand new!” 

NeNe Leakes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10

Kim then sent a picture of NeNe parked in an accessible parking spot and NeNe was mad. 

She called Kim a “disgusting, bald-head bitch.”

Yes, the feud is still going on, you guys!

What did you think of all the drama?

Sound off below. 

Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Did Omarosa Save Herself?

Brandi Glanville threw a hinky vote towards Shannon on Friday's eviction episode of Celebrity Big Brother. 

This immediately cast a dark cloud over her life in the Big Brother house. 

Omarosa Is Fierce

“I’m feeling very sad and very disappointed,” Ari revealed to viewers at the top of the latest hour. “I’m not sure I can trust Brandi anymore.”

Ari wasted no time in telling their allies all about Brandi's vote. It was shocking just how quickly everyone turned on the former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.

Back at the HOH competition, Omarosa knew she was the next big target in the house, and she wanted to fight to stay in the game. 

Omarosa Manigault

“Shannon has just been evicted,” Omarosa revealed in a  confessional. "Which means the house will be looking for a new target. I want to make sure that target is not Lady O.”

The houseguests battled it out and held on to a wall in the first big endurance battle of the season. It came down to Brandi, Omarosa, and James. 

This had the potential to put Brandi back on good terms with her alliance. It's not like they would have trashed her if she had the power to take any of them out, right?

Brandi Cleavage

Unfortunately for Brandi, it was not meant to be. She dropped off of the wall, and Omarosa and James got talking. Omarosa recognized that she and James were in a similar spot in the game. 

She promised she would keep him off the block because she had her mind set on some other targets. This was enough for James to let go and throw the competition to the former Apprentice star. 

After the competition, Brandi is put on blast by her fellow allies. They figured Brandi was trying to secure a jury vote from Shannon. Jury management is everything, you guys!

Brandi Glanville, Big Hair

Brandi decided she was done with everyone and claimed she wanted out of the alliance. 

“You’re the one that did something; we didn’t do it,” Ross tells her. “We need a second to digest this.”

What followed was Brandi isolating herself from her allies because she was mad. In her eyes, she hadn't done anything wrong. Shannon still went home. 

Her allies realized they needed the numbers so they had to go and make things right with Brandi. They did so, and all seemed to go well.

 
Omarosa, Celebrity Big Brother Season 1

While this was going down, Omarosa was busy wheeling and dealing to craft an alliance with her, Metta, James, and Mark. Omarosa is after the pairs, so even with the looming veto twist, she should be able to break one of them up. 

"If Mark is a floater, then Metta is an oversized rubber ducky,” she revealed. “If I don’t tie him down he’ll float away.”

Omarosa chats with Marissa and Ari, and the two ladies throw Brandi's name out there. Yes, the alliance clearly is not in good shape. 

Brandi Glanville On Hollywood Today Live

Omarosa nominated Ross and Brandi for eviction. 

Who do you want to leave?

Hit the comments. 

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight on CBS.