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October wedding season is in full swing, and one of the biggest questions on the minds of many newlyweds is “Where will we live?” There are many factors that should be taken into consideration by newlyweds trying to find a place to call home, including:
– Married couples population
– Median household income
– Median rent
– % Of the population comprised of millennials
– Crime rates
Thankfully, the folks at Rent.com have already done most of that footwork for you with some help from tech company Onboard Informatics. Check out which cities are considered to be the top 15 for newlyweds.
Just this past June, rapper Eve married British entrepreneur and millionaire, Maximillion Cooper, in Ibiza. The two had been dating since 2010, and in that time, Eve, born Eve Jihan Jeffers, became close with Cooper’s kids and fell head-over-heels in love with him. Six months since tying the knot, the newlywed, who says she did change her name to Eve Cooper (it’s still just ‘Eve’ for business though), is spilling the tea about married life. While promoting her new Lifetime movie, With This Ring (which premieres on Saturday, January 24), Eve talked about how married life has changed her, what she loves about Maximillion…and one thing she would change about him.
In a chat with Meredith Vieira, Eve said that she likes the fact that Maximillion has brought her a sense of calm and a lot of happiness. And it helps that he’s also a cutie.
“He’s cute [laughs]. He’s really cute. We just have fun together. He’s the one that tamed me. He enjoys my crazy sometimes so it’s good. It’s a really good relationship, so I’m happy.”
But she does admit that the only thing about him that she isn’t that fond of is his dancing skills. Her hubby just can’t seem to keep up rhythmically.
“My poor baby. I don’t let him dance. It’s really bad. It’s honestly so bad that I thought he was joking. I was like, ‘Oh that’s cute! You’re like dancing…you know.’ And then he did it again and did it again, I was like, ‘You know what? You shouldn’t dance.’ He’s cute so it really messes his whole thing up. So I’m like, you know what? You stand still and I’ll dance around you.'”
But what Maximillion lacks on the dance floor, he makes up for big time in his support for Eve. The rapper, who has always been pretty independent, told CocoaFab that he is teaching her to stress a lot less.
“Being married has changed me in a lot of different ways. It’s funny because I’m a really fiercely independent person and I always have been. Being married, you have to relinquish some of that.
Not in a bad way but in the way that you need to sit back and trust your partner to be able help you with things. Sometimes my husband has to say to me, ‘Chill. You’re my wife now. I can take the ball from here. Don’t even stress.’
When you have been doing things for years and my life has been about me for so many years, it’s a weird thing. I have to remember that I have a partner now. I don’t have to stress myself on everything. I don’t have to do everything by myself anymore which is nice.”
Love these two and it’s great to see ‘Mrs. Cooper’ so happy. Check out her chat on The Meredith Vieira show below:
Well, these two are wasting no time. Newlyweds Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker recently revealed to In Touch magazine that they’re already trying for a baby!
“We’re trying now for a baby!” Kandi shared. “We haven’t succeeded yet. If it happens today, then we’re good with it.”
Kandi went on to share that her and her new husband are really excited about having kids together.
“We’re really looking forward to having kids together,” she added. “I can’t wait to [have] one big family!”
While we’ve known that Kandi has been wanting a baby for quite some time now, the fact that they’re already trying is huge news—especially considering that the ink has barely dried on their marriage certificate. As you may know, Kandi and Todd tied the knot two weeks ago in a beautiful “Coming to America” themed ceremony. They each parent one child from previous relationships.
We can only imagine what Mama Joyce has to say about this, but we’re super happy for Kandi!
Earlier this month Bobbi Kristina announced that she and her now-husband, Nick Gordon, had finally gone ahead and tied the knot. Now the love birds are opening up about married life and how Krissy’s family and their attempts to keep the couple apart only made them stronger.
“It put a fire in us,” Nick said during the couple’s recent interview with “Extra.”
“It lit a fire up under our a** and we went haulin,” Krissy added.
“The critics can say whatever they want to say… it’s like we have a force field and that s**t’s just bouncing off of it,” Nick continued.
The couple also discussed the common belief that Nick is actually Krissy’s adopted brother.
“Me calling [Whitney] mom, this where everybody gets the…” Bobbi injected, “Brother and sister…”
“We were young. Krissy looked at me as an older brother, and I looked at her as a little sister,” Nick continued. She [Whitney] just treated me like she gave birth to me. She treated me like a son. Excuse me for saying this… she treated me better than my birth mother. I owe everything to her.”
Continuing their campaign that the two becoming lovers is what Whitney would’ve wanted, they added that their relationship didn’t take a romantic turn until her passing in 2012.
“She made me promise several times to look after Krissy… and, Mom, I will never ever, ever break that promise.” Nick said.
“She wanted this. This is something she wanted to see,” Krissy added.
Krissy went on to reiterate that Krissy’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, has offered her blessing in regard to their union.
“She told both of us that she loved us very, very, very much, and Nick came up and he said ‘Grandma, I want to marry her. Is it okay? I need your blessing to do this, if I don’t have your blessing I won’t feel right,’ and she looked at him and she smiled. She smiled very wide and said, ‘Yes, son, you have my blessing.”
It’s great to see that things are going well with the family. And speaking of family, Krissy also says her relationship with her father, Bobby Brown, is improving.
“We have a relationship. It’s a good one right now. At a point in time, we didn’t even have that… I love my father more than anything.”
I feel like my husband is not sexually attracted to me and I know it’s not because he’s cheating. I am a newlywed but it feel like we have been married for years, even though it’s only been seven months.
We have both been stressed about financial issues. It really bothers him that he can’t give me the world and that we didn’t get a honeymoon, but I have told him I’m okay as long as we work through this together.
As the financial issues bother him more and more, the sex fades. He can go weeks and sometimes months without touching me. I’m constantly asking for sex. I feel as if I’m putting too much pressure on him, so I have stopped asking, but I’m not happy.
I love my husband and I know he is stressed about not being able to provide for the family but how do I get him interested? I’m tired of feeling unwanted.
See what Abiola Abrams has to say about this situation on Essence.com.
Congratulations are in order for actor Donald Faison and Jessica Simpson’s former personal assistant, CaCee Cobb! People confirm the two were married on Saturday afternoon at actor Zach Braff’s home. He and Faison were co-stars on NBC’s Scrubs.
Faison and Cobb have been together since 2006, a year after Cobb came to “fame” after appearing on then couple Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Faison, of course, has maintained quite the acting career with credits including Clueless and Waiting to Exhale.
Jessica Simpson served as a bridesmaid for Cobb as they not only worked together but are best friends. The entire Simpson family, including Joe Simpson who has seen better days in the media, were in attendance. It has also been reported that other celebrities were there but no one but Simpson was identified.
The two were engaged in August 2011. This is the first marriage for 35 year old Cobb and the second for 38 year old Faison. In addition, Faison has four children: three with his ex-wife, Lisa Askey and another from a previous relationship.
We wish them all the best!
In her rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama not only spoke of her husband’s triumphs as President, but she spoke about their early financial problems. Among the memories, she revealed: “And believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage. We were so young, so in love and so in debt.”
Starting out in debt can wreck a marriage, especially for newlyweds still settling into their life together. Couples should take a few steps to not only ensure a healthy marriage but healthy finances as well. First and foremost, couples need to be honest with each other about their individual debts and understand the other person’s spending habits. Then, start working on building a financial future.
According to brand builder and business consultant, Theresa O’Neal, CEO of O’Neal & Co., it takes work to organize your finances as a couple. I interviewed O’Neal, who gave me a few tips for strategies that worked when she first married.
• Joined Together in Financial Matrimony: “Put everything in the pot together,” says O’Neal. This includes your bills.
• Set Goals: “Create long-term and short-term goals together, keep them visible and remind each other whenever there is a desire to stray off course,” she advises.
• Make it a Team Effort: Financial times are tough, but expenses persist. Even with these pressures, couples should remember to take steps to be good to one another. These little gifts don’t have to be big-ticket items. “Take turns treating each other (inexpensively, creatively) so each person in the marriage feels appreciated and well-respected,” she says. “Sometimes what ruins a marriage is that it feels lopsided, that one person’s goals and dreams are more important than the other person’s. Recognize sacrifices and acknowledge them verbally and non-verbally.”
Who knows… with a little effort, you and your spouse may follow the Obamas to the White House.
Whether you’ve heard of the reality TV curse or not, it’s hard to deny the idea that after a couple is on a reality TV show together, they break up. From scripted TV shows to “unscripted” reality shows, there’s something about the spotlight and attention that seems to create relationship problems once the camera starts rolling. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odem recently spoke out to defend their marriage and shoot down the idea that they might soon split due to the constant exposure. Although her sister Kim is currently going through a divorce to her 3 month hubby Chris Humphries, Khloe and Lamar seem to be holding on strong. However, some TV romances seem to be just for show and attention and when the cameras turn off, so does the attraction. Whatever the case, take a look at these 9 couples that fell victim to the infamous reality TV show curse.
Veteran couples will tell you that the first year of marriage is a doozy. Whether you’ve lived together before your nuptials or you took a more traditional route and waited, getting adjusted to the fact that you’ll be spending the rest of your life with this person is no easy task. Which is why the women at Your Tango.com put together this video on ways you can make it through the first year and many more after that.
(Christian Science Monitor) — 1. Know your partner’s spending habits. Once you decide you’re getting married, find out how your future spouse will treat money. A free spender before marriage will probably be a free spender after marriage. Ask about their regular indulgences. Reveal everything in your respective financial closets. Be honest about your income, debts, and money problems. Bring out your bank statements from the past 12 months to show what you did with your money. Explain your strengths and weaknesses with money. Admit if you are a spender or a saver. If your partner has been married before, find out about his or her financial obligations to the ex-spouse and children.