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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.
(Wall Street Journal) — June means wedding season for many young couples. Despite their best intentions, some newlyweds are making financial mistakes right out of the gate that can lead to marital discord. Not talking about money, mishandling debt and not keeping both partners in the financial loop are just a few of the mistakes couples make, say financial advisers. But a little preparation and some education can help couples avoid these pitfalls — and make for a happier marriage. The degree to which newlyweds wish to combine their finances will differ by couple, but honest communication early in the marriage is crucial, says Robert Walsh, a certified financial planner in Red Bank, N.J. “Couples need to lay it all out there.”