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Hannah Brown Gets Candid about Being Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer at 11

“I got really sick really fast,” Hannah said.

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Hannah Brown is getting candid about her pancreatic cancer diagnosis!

In the newly released episode of Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe on July 18, 2023, the former Bachelorette candidly opened up about her battle with pancreatic cancer, that too when she was only 11 years of age.

Brown told Bristowe that she had a big scare when she was young and got really sick really fast. She stated, “I got really sick really fast where — I still think it’s like a weird medical mystery of what caused them to find it — because I got my period really early but just one time.”

She continued by saying that she was having bad stomach cramps, but was also having horrible stomach issues to the point where she couldn’t go to school, doubled over in pain, and couldn’t even go to the bathroom.

The now-28-year-old Alabama native explained to her fellow former Bachelorette that her health was declining to the point that it could still be seen whenever she looked back at her photos of that time.

Finally, her primary care physician suggested that her family conduct a full-body scan as it wasn’t sure why Brown was suffering even after visiting multiple experts. And it was after the results of her full-body scan that Brown learned she was diagnosed with cancer.

She stated, “I had an encased malignant tumor. I hate to say it because there’s people that have really gone through the battle of cancer and I was very fortunate that my doctor was able to get out my encased tumor fully.”

“If it would have burst or something was left, it could’ve been a lot worse. It was very quick. I found out I had it, two weeks later having the surgery. I really didn’t go to school much my fifth-grade year,” she added.

Brown previously talked about her cancer diagnosis in her memoir titled God Bless This Mess. In her book, she wrote that she frequently struggled with unexplained and frequent stomachaches.

And after doing an MRI of her stomach, she learned she had “a tumor the size of an egg” on her pancreas. “They sent me for a biopsy, and a day or so later, my dad got a call with the results — not from our regular doctor, but from an oncologist.”

“The tumor was malignant. Cancer. Pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest forms of cancer there is,” she further wrote in her memoir. Thankfully, her cancer hadn’t spread out of her pancreas, making the treatment process easier.

However, The Bachelorette star recalled her parents being distraught before and while she was taken into surgery. She continued writing, “On the day of my surgery, I wasn’t scared about what was going to happen to me. At all.”

A picture of Hannah Brown when she was a child

A picture of Hannah Brown when she was a child (Photo: Instagram)

“Even though my mother was in tears and my dad looked as worried as I’d ever seen him in my life as the nurses came to wheel me into the operating room, I looked up at my mom from my hospital bed and said, ‘Mama, I’m going to be okay,'” she added.

And although Brown wasn’t scared, she did have one fear: the chance of going through radiation and chemotherapy, depending on what the surgeons found after they took her inside the operating room. “But miraculously, I didn’t need either one,” she wrote with relief.

After the surgery was conducted successfully, she was declared cancer-free. After that, she went to a couple of follow-ups for a year or two, but nothing else ever turned up in her scans or bloodwork.

Dipesh is an experienced writer who has been covering entertainment news and stories for more than two years. Presently, he writes stories for Glamour Buff and GB Issue.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Alum Nayte Olukoya Is Dating a New Girlfriend — Meet Allyssa Malony

They went official on Valentine’s Day.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Alum Nayte Olukoya Is Dating a New Girlfriend — Meet Allyssa Malony

For quite some time, former The Bachelorette contestant Nayte Olukoya has been silent about his love life.

As a result, many asked questions like, “Who is Nayte Olukoya dating now?” and “Are Michelle and Nayte still together,” referring to his former partner, Michelle Young.

On Valentine’s Day 2024, Olukoya revealed that he was dating his new girlfriend, Allyssa Malony. He hard-launched their relationship with a carousel of photos of the couple as well as some solo shots of Malony.

In the caption, he wrote the lyrics of ‘Sweet’ by Teezo Touchdown. “Honestly, you’re too good for me. Honestly, we’ll last about a week. Honestly, my life is sour. But when I’m with you everything’s sweeeeeeeeeeeet,” he captioned.

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In the end, he wrote how his new girlfriend would hate half of the photos he uploaded, but he liked them, so he posted those. He also posted it on his stories and penned, “When I found out that she’s 30% Nigerian, I knew it was a wrap!”

Malony is an influencer, social media manager, and User-Generated Content (UGC) creator who hails from Philadelphia but currently lives in Los Angeles.

She wrote on her website, “I am passionate about creating visually aesthetic imagery and/or videos related to lifestyle, travel, beauty, fashion, and health/wellness, but love taking on any project!”

“I aim to serve as a trustworthy customer resource while partnering with brands to provide engaging content of the highest caliber to win over consumers and boost sales,” she continued. 

Nayte Olukoya with his new girlfriend, Allyssa Malony.

 Nayte Olukoya with his new girlfriend, Allyssa Malony. (Source: Instagram)

According to her LinkedIn, she graduated from Triton Regional High School, where she studied from 2012 to 2016. In high school, she was the captain of the softball team from 2013-2016, Buddy Club from 2012-2016, and Miss Mustang Advisory Award Winner in 2016.

From 2016 to 2020, she studied at Stony Brook University, where she studied Business Administration and Management as a Sophomore. Then, in 2018, she joined Rowan University and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in marketing.

Talking about her work experience, Malony has worked at Jans Boutique, Seiko Corporation of America, and SpringAquaH, as a Sales Associate. She did her internship at Stony Brook University as a Sales Associate, where she “provided quality customer service to patrons of Stony Brook Athletics for Football games, which averaged 7,000 fans.”

Since 2018, she has been working as a Marketing Partner at Monat Global. She is also serving as the VIP Ambassador at NOTO NightClub Philadelphia, a position she has held since 2019. 

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Since 2020, she has worked as a freelance social media manager. Talking about her job, Malony said, “I have always loved social media, taking photos, etc. But what I love the most is helping people. So I combined the two and started Assylla Media LLC a social media management and marketing for sm(all) businesses.”

“Working with all types of people and businesses, I’ve been able to showcase my abilities and do something I love every single day (and yes, every single day) because I think of my business as my baby and it doesn’t matter if its the weekend, holiday, birthday, etc. I have showed up for my business every day for the last two years!” she added.

She never thought she would continue doing it but currently, she is settled in LA with a full-functioning agency. It is unknown when Olukoya and Malony started dating but it looks like they have been together for quite some time.

Before he began dating his new girlfriend, Olukoya was together with his former partner, Young. The pair announced their break up after dating for six months via Instagram.

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They wrote a lengthy statement on Instagram Stories talking about their break up. Young wrote, “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going our separate ways, but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both of our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us.”

He also wrote, “Hearts are heavy, emotions are high, and we are dealing with this the best way we can… We genuinely fell in love, and we genuinely became each other’s best friends. Michelle and I will always cheer each other on, but moving forward, we will be cheering from a distance.”

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Normani Clears Instagram Feed and Likes Tweets about New Music

Fans of Normani are very excited!

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Normani Clears Instagram Feed and Likes Tweets about New Music

American singer Normani, aka Normani Kordei Hamilton, has cleared her Instagram feed, and fans are happy about it!

Netizens believe she took this action to release her new music, which her fans have been waiting for a long time. Another reason why fans believe Normani is releasing new music and even a new album is because she has been liking tweets about the topic.

One keen user noticed this activity and took to Reddit to share the details. They shared a couple of screenshots with the caption, “Normani has cleared her instagram and likes tweets about new music.”

The first screenshot showed a clean slate of Normani’s official Instagram handle, with no posts or a profile picture. Similarly, the second and third slides were screenshots of her Twitter handle showing the “Likes” section.

Over there, it could be seen that she had liked a couple of tweets from her fans who believed her activity over Instagram hinted at the release of her new music. One of the fan tweets she had liked read, “.@normani announce the ALBUM this time.”

A screenshot of Normani's Twitter profile showing her "Likes" section

A screenshot of Normani’s Twitter profile showing her “Likes” section (Photo: Twitter)

This particular fan tweet that Normani had liked led many of her fans to believe that she might not just be releasing a new song; there might be a whole new album that she was releasing.

One excited fan took to the comment section of the Reddit post and commented, “I’m excited because she released Wild Side last time she cleared out her IG, so we should be close.” 

On the other hand, some netizens were skeptical as there had been no new music from Normani for ages. “She has been edging us for years, and it’s kinda hard to get it up anymore. Please let this finally be it,” one Redditor wrote.

Likewise, another Reddit user wrote, “I’m not getting my hopes up. Normani, you will not play with my emotions again. I’ve been waiting 5 yrs for your Album, and I’m tired. Motivation was amazing then you went silent. Just going to watch and wait!”

As the above fan mentioned, it has been five years since Normani released a new solo album. However, in recent times, there have been numerous rumors regarding the singer finally releasing new music and even a new album.

For instance, it’s speculated that Normani’s new album is titled The Butterfly Effect. Moreover, in June 2023, DeuxMoi revealed a tip they got from an anonymous source, confirming that the album would indeed be titled The Butterfly Effect.

Additionally, the anonymous insider revealed that the said album wouldn’t be released on the previously speculated date – May 2023 – and that fans will have to wait for more months. At the time, it was mentioned that the new release date was August 2023.

The source also reported that there were even possibilities that the date would get pushed again. So, considering that it’s currently February 2024 and the album isn’t out yet, it can be assumed that the release date was once again pushed back.

That said, there was one new update that came in August 2023; it was revealed that Normani signed a new management team in August 2023. Rolling Stone reported that Brandon Creed and Lydia Asrat now manage the singer.

This news came months after she left her now-former management, S10 Entertainment’s Brandon Silverstein, in May 2023. At the same time, a rep for Normani released a statement to the Rolling Stone, revealing Normani has new music on the way.

They stated, “With new music on the horizon, and Asrat and Creed now at the helm of her musical career, she and the rest of her team are extremely excited to embark on this new chapter and partnership. She wishes Silverstein all the best.”

To conclude, there have been several rumors about Normani’s new music, and fans have waited patiently for a long time. And now, with Normani clearing her Instagram feed, it seems time has finally arrived.

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Bridgit Mendler Is a Mother, Reveals She Adopted a Baby Boy in 2022

“I’m so lucky — being a parent is the biggest gift,” wrote Bridgit.

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Bridgit Mendler Is a Mother, Reveals She Adopted a Baby Boy in 2022

Less than 24 hours after being announced as the CEO of Northwood Space, Disney star Bridgit Mendler has dropped another big news — she is a mother!

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, the American actress took to her X (formerly Twitter) handle to reveal the good news among her fans and well-wishers. Through her tweet, she revealed that she had become a mother via adoption.

Mendler had posted a picture of her longtime husband, Griffin Cleverly, and her child – a baby boy – clicked at the seashore during a beautiful sunset. Both her husband and her baby were facing front, so their face wasn’t visible.

She captioned her tweet by mentioning that the other news, besides her being a CEO, that she wanted to share was that she is a mother to a 4-year-old son. She stated that she started fostering in 2021 and adopted her son around Christmas 2022.

As she went on, she added that she was so lucky and that being a parent was the biggest gift and defining experience. Her caption read, “The other news I wanted to share is I’m a mama to a sweet 4yo boy.”

A picture of Bridgit Mendler's husband, Griffin Cleverly, and their baby boy

A picture of Bridgit Mendler’s husband, Griffin Cleverly, and their baby boy (Photo: Twitter)

“Started fostering in 2021, adopted near Christmas of 2022. I’m so lucky — being a parent is the biggest gift and most defining experience there is. That’s my news for now, folks,” her caption concluded, with a yellow heart emoji at the end.

Besides the above-mentioned details, Mendler didn’t share any further information about her only child — she is yet to welcome biological children with her husband. For now, fans have to wait and see if she sheds any light on her baby’s name or any other details of her son.

Nonetheless, as soon as the announcement was made, netizens quickly flooded the comment section of the tweet with congratulatory messages and sent their well-wishes to the actress and her kid.

One Twitter user quickly wrote, “Mother on all fields okayyy congrats,” referencing Mendler’s involvement in different fields like acting, singing, and business ventures. “u deserve everything in this life and more,” wrote another user.

Similarly, one wrote, “Congratulations on your journey into motherhood! Adopting and fostering truly change lives, and that first holiday season as a family is always extra special. Here’s to many more shared sunsets and precious moments.”

“We don’t have the same 24 hours as @bridgitmendler,” wrote one Twitter user, referencing the whirlwind 24 hours that fans of Mendler have experienced. “Wow. You are incredible. Following your journey and couldn’t be prouder of the human you are,” another commented.

The news also reached Reddit, where Redditors left comments like, “She truly is a gem!” “Every time I hear about what she’s up to, she doing great things. You go, girl,” and “Fostering is such a beautiful gift for the right people!”

As mentioned earlier, this is Mendler’s first child, as she has yet to welcome any children with her husband. The husband-wife duo has been married since 2019 but was yet to welcome any kids until they adopted a baby boy in 2022, which was kept secret until now.

Bridgit Mendler with her husband, Griffin Cleverly, in February 2019

Bridgit Mendler with her husband, Griffin Cleverly, in February 2019 (Photo: Instagram)

Speaking a little of Mendler’s relationship with her husband, she began dating Cleverly sometime in 2017, around two years after she ended her relationship with her now-former boyfriend, Shane Harper.

After dating for two years, they took their relationship to a new level and got engaged. The actress announced her engagement news via an Instagram post on April 20, 2019. “Looking forward to holding ur hand forever,” a part of her caption read.

Months later, on October 17, 2019, she again took to her Instagram handle to reveal that she had shared the wedding vows with her now-husband. She posted a picture from their wedding and wrote a heartwarming caption.

Her caption read, “Still riding the high of the weekend. Thank you to everyone for the abundance of love that you showered on griff and I. We are so excited for this new chapter.”

Around a month later, in November 2019, Mendler briefly opened up about her intimate beach wedding to Cleverly. During her interview with Extra, she stated, “It was magical. There was a great sunset.”

“And there was actually even this dude who built a sandcastle behind us while we were getting married — in his board shorts, constructing this beautiful, amazing sandcastle. While we are doing our vows, I could just see him in my eye line,” she added.

Since their wedding, the married couple has always been together and supported each other on their highs and lows. Furthermore, since Christmas 2022, they have secretly been relishing parenthood until Mendler’s announcement on February 20, 2024, made it public.

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