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Noah Schnapp Celebrates First Pride Month after Coming Out, ‘Straight Outta The Closet’

Congratulations to Noah Schnapp on embracing his true self and celebrating his first Pride Month.

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Noah Schnapp celebrates his first Pride month after coming out in January 2023. On June 26, 2023, he posted pictures on his Instagram account with the caption “First pride❤️.”

Noah wore a rainbow headband with a vest that read “Straight Outta The Closet” and white pants on a pride parade in Washington Square Park, New York.

Noah Schnapp posted about his first pride month after coming out

Noah Schnapp posted about his first pride month after coming out (Source: Instagram)

He posted pictures of himself with his family and friends, cheerfully attending the pride. He looked extremely happy dancing with other attendees in the rain.

The support of his family

What made these pictures even more delightful was the presence of his mother, Karine Schnapp, to support her son. He posted a picture with his mom, who also looked her part and joined the event with her son.

His mother also took to Instagram to post pictures with the caption, “Happy Pride 🏳️‍🌈❤️#loveislove🌈.” To dress her part in the event, she wore a beautiful pink top with blue jeans.

Noah Schnapp with his mother celebrating Pride Month

Noah Schnapp with his mother celebrating Pride Month. (Source: Instagram)

These pictures included one with her son and pictures with actress Sophie Levy. Noah’s father also attended the event, and he was featured in the pictures as well.

The fans’ reactions to these pictures

These pictures spread throughout social media, and fans also commented supportive comments for Noah. On Reddit, many wrote positive comments like “awww happy for him,” “That’s an amazing photo, it should win some award,” as well as “that queer joy! nothing compares.”

Twitter Reactions to Noah Schnapp's picture

Twitter Reactions to Noah Schnapp’s picture. (Source: Reddit)

However, some Instagram fans didn’t pass the vibes and wrote some wrote homophobic comments like “Unfollow because your 🏳️‍🌈,” and “Happy mental illness day.”

Negative reactions to Noah Schnapp's picture

Negative reactions to Noah Schnapp’s picture. (Source: Instagram)

However, other Instagram fans quickly put those bad comments down and poured all their support for Noah. There were very positive comments like “Y’all homophobic people better leave now. We won’t miss you. Go back to your caves, and don’t ever come out again. Bye”

Noah Schnapp came out to the public in January 2023

Noah gained immense fame playing Will Byers on Netflix’s Stranger Things. His character was a gay teenager who hadn’t come out in public yet.

Away from the reel life, he realized that he was pretty similar to the character he played. In a TikTok video posted on January 6, 2023, he wrote, “When I finally told my friends and family, I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years, and all they said was we know.”

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I guess I’m more similar to will than I thought

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This was the first time he talked about his sexuality to the public. With his sexuality in question, he also revealed his character’s sexuality after hiding it for years.

In an interview with Variety, he stated that Byers is, in fact, gay and is in love with his best friend Mike (played by Finn Wolfhard). Most of the social media were delighted by the news, and the fact that he received support from his friends and family was also relieving to many.

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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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