Husband Of Teacher Killed In Texas School Shooting Dies Of Heart Attack

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This breaks our hearts…

As you know, an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in the small town of Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children and two teachers with an AR-15 assault rifle on Tuesday. And now, two days after the tragedy, the family of one of those teachers, Irma Garcia, has announced some more devastating news.

Related: Daughter Of Teacher Killed In School Shooting Shares Devastating Tribute

The Garcia family revealed on Thursday that her husband, Joe Garcia, has passed away as well. Their nephew John Martinez first expressed on Twitter that “the pain doesn’t stop” before writing:

“EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief, I truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy.”

He further shared his heartbreak over the situation in a follow-up tweet, noting that Irma and Joe left behind four children:

“My Tia Irma and Joe garcia were high school sweethearts and leave behind 4 beautiful children, their ages being 23, 19, 15 and the youngest only being 13 years old, no child should have to go through this, my heart breaks for them”

While John did not reveal what happened to Joe on social media at the time, a GoFundMe created by Irma’s cousin Debra Austin shared that he died on Thursday morning “as a result of a medical emergency.” She then added:

“Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear.”

Meanwhile, local reporter Ernie Zuniga confirmed that he had suffered from a heart attack. Truly awful news.

According to her biography on the school’s website, Joe and Irma had been married for 24 years. She also had been teaching at Robb Elementary for 23 years before her tragic death. One of the GoFundMe fundraisers set up to cover her funeral expenses also described her as a “sweet, kind, loving” person, adding:

“She sacrificed herself protecting the kids in her classroom. She was a hero. She was loved by many and will truly be missed. We love you so much Irma.”

We cannot imagine how much pain this family must be feeling after already experiencing such a horrific nightmare and now this. It is just unimaginable. We are offering our condolences to Irma and Joe’s children and family, and we are keeping them all in our thoughts right now. You can donate to the family’s GoFundMe HERE.

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‘I Am A Human Being’: Amber Heard Returns To Stand — Says Johnny Depp Fans Threaten To Put Her ‘Baby In The Microwave’

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Amber Heard is back on the stand as part of Johnny Depp’s ongoing defamation trial against her, and she grew emotional while speaking on her ex’s alleged “smear campaign” and how it’s ruined her life.

When asked by her own attorney about how Depp’s statement has affected her, the Aquaman star said:

I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day. Even just walking into this courtroom, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst parts of my life used to humiliate me. People want to kill me and they tell me so every day.”

But haters aren’t just stopping at threats to Amber, according to the mother-of-one. She added:

“People want to put my baby in the microwave and they tell me that. Johnny threatened, promised me that if I ever left him he’d make me think of him every single day I lived.”

We wish we didn’t have to say this but… that is completely unacceptable!

Related: Johnny Returns To Stand, Testifies To Amber’s ‘Insane’ Accusations

Amber, who had 1-year-old daughter Oonagh Paige Heard via surrogacy, went on to make a dig at Johnny, who has been seen snickering throughout the trial, sharing:

“I’m not sitting in this courtroom snickering. I’m not sitting in this courtroom laughing and making snide jokes. This is horrible, this painful and this is humiliating for any human being to go through. Perhaps it’s easy to go forget that, I’m a human being… I don’t deserve this. The attacks on me the campaign that Johnny has elicited millions of people to do on his behalf, torture me.”

When asked how Depp’s statements and past alleged behavior have continued to affect her today, the starlet shared:

“In the harassment the humiliation, the campaign against me that’s echoed every single day on social media and now in cameras in this room. Every single day I live this trauma. My hands shake, I wake up screaming…my friends have to live with a set of unspoken rules about how not to scare me, how to not touch me, not surprise me. Intimate partners have rules about how they can touch me.”

The 36-year-old continued:

“I have rules about medical professionals….gynecologists I see – for me not to have a panic attack or triggering event, where I relive the trauma, even if I’m training for a movie, Aquaman 2. A trigger happens and I have a meltdown, I have to deal with that because of the damage I have.”

Amber said she is “high functioning” because she has “found a solution to the pain”: doing charitable work. She added:

“I woke up every day with panic attacks until I realized I could do something about it. I’m not a saint, I’m not trying to present myself as one but I selfishly found relief in using what I live through to give a voice to people who don’t have a voice… I would not wish this situation on my worst enemy. As I stand here today I can’t have a career, I can’t have people associate with me and I can’t do charity work.”

Revealing that she regularly receives “hundreds” of death threats and “thousands” since the trial began, the Texas native mused:

“People mocking my testimony about being assaulted. Making fun of…it’s been agonizing, painful and was humiliating thing I’ve ever had to go through. I hope no one has to go through something like this. I just want Johnny to leave me alone. I’ve said that for years now and I thought he would… Johnny has taken enough of my voice. I have the right to tell my story, my voice and my name. He took it long enough. I have a right as an American to talk about what happened to me, to own my story and my truth. I have that right. I hope to get my voice back and I’ve said that from day one.”

No matter what your thoughts are on this trial, who is telling the truth, and who deserves to win, it should go without saying: threatening either party is simply beneath contempt.

Thoughts on Amber’s new remarks? Watch the clip (below) and sound off in the comments.

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Amy Duggar Had The Darkest Take On Cousin Josh’s Child Porn Sentence: ‘The Prisoners Are Going To Take Care Of Him’

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No one thinks Josh Duggar deserves to be punished more than Amy Duggar King.

Hours after the 19 Kids and Counting star was sentenced to 12.5 years behind bars for receiving and possessing child porn (over 7 years less than the maximum sentence btw), his cousin took to Instagram to unload her feelings, starting with relief — even though she wished he received the “maximum sentence” for his crimes.

Related: Mother Of One Of Josh’s Child Porn Victims Speaks Out

In a bare-faced selfie-style video, the Marriage Boot Camp alum told her followers:

“I can breathe… I knew him getting the maximum sentence wasn’t going to be the easiest to prove since it’s his first offense in the judge’s eyes — which I hate — but at the same time, he cannot have his computer, he cannot hurt [and] exploit any more children and when he sees his kids, he has to be supervised.”

The mother-of-one went on to give a particularly dark take on Josh’s fate, saying she believes “where he’s going … the prisoners are going to take care of him.”

Damn. She is of course referring to the fact prisoners tend to attack and often even kill child predators on the inside. And she seems happy about the idea her cousin may get shivved?? Wow.

However, she called the case “far from over,” adding:

“Josh’s sickness stems from somewhere, and eventually we will hear about the trauma. I don’t know when, or how, or who but eventually I think more will come out. But hopefully tonight, I can sleep for the first time ever and rest assured that another monster will be put behind bars makes my heart feel a little lighter.”

While speaking with Celebuzz, the Arkansas native said she hopes her cousin’s time in jail “feels like an eternity” because “twelve and a half years is not enough.”

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As Amy continues to speak out against Josh, she admitted there’s one person in the family who has gone radio silent toward her: the convict’s wife, Anna Duggar.

In an interview with The Sun, Amy revealed that her cousin-in-law hasn’t responded to any of her attempts to reach out through social media. She said of the last time they spoke:

“It’s been months. It’s been a long time. It’s been last November? When all of this was starting. She was happy. You know how that happy look is. She acted like nothing was wrong.”

Oh, we are intimately familiar with that look!

Earlier this week, Amy made a public plea for Anna to leave her husband in the caption of a photo of the two of them hugging during her wedding to Dillon King. Amy said of the Instagram post:

“I know that Anna checks her Instagram. I thought, ‘Okay, could tag her in it and maybe she could see it.’ She’s not answering text messages. She’s not answering phone calls. I know she has a large account and she does scroll on Instagram. That’s a way to reach out and say I am here for her.”

As for why Anna hasn’t been responsive, Amy theorized:

“How do you stay silent when something is so heartbreaking? Anna is being silenced or choosing to be silent or she’s choosing not to believe the real hard true facts of what’s happening… If I were Anna, I can’t imagine the kind of mental state I would be in. It’s going to take a lot of time for her to really understand what’s happening. It’s just really sad.”

While Amy doesn’t know if Anna even read the post, she wants her cousin-in-law to know her words were “sincere.” She added:

“Maybe she thinks I’m after fame or likes on Instagram. That was saying I feel for you. Anna, I love you. I’ve loved you since day one. I want her to know how sincere it truly is. Everyone just wants the best for her and her children, and for them to be safe and protected.”

If you haven’t read it, the IG message reads:

“Anna, I feel for you. No woman wants to be in your shoes. You’re faced with an impossible decision and you’re being surrounded by the wrong kind of support. You’ve been taught since you were a child that marriage is forever and you prayed for God to send you a partner. You’ve constructed a life and a family with him. You didn’t choose any of this, and your kids certainly didn’t either. I’m not coming after you with some sort of tough love thing. This is what’s simply on my heart and I can’t help but to express it.

But my Mom was a fierce protector and so am I. She showed me how to stand up and speak up. If no one else in your life is saying it, I need you to understand that there is no shame in divorcing Josh. Someday your kids will be old enough to understand what kind of guy their father really is. You can’t protect them from the truth for forever!

I’m saying all of this publicly so that when they do grow up, they will also know that they had family members shouting from the rooftops that they were worth protecting all along. Your children look up to you so much… Please be the role model they need in their life. Dillon and I are more than willing to help you.

Josh has chosen how history will remember him. By staying and supporting him you’re allowing him to choose that for you, too. And I know standing up to all of this seems impossible now, but as a Mama, your instinct to protect your kids always has to be stronger than your fear.

The only people you would upset by leaving are the ones willing to sacrifice you and your children’s safety to protect Josh and his secrets.”

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Although Anna apparently didn’t make a peep, her sister Rebekah did comment, thanking Amy for the post. The 35-year-old told The Sun of Rebekah’s support:

 “It feels liberating to know there are other people rooting for Anna. Supporting Anna at this time. We will help you. You will survive this if you choose to. We all just want the best for her. At least some of us do.”

Meanwhile, Anna’s father is in support of her remaining married to Josh, and even wrote a letter to judge Timothy L. Brooks for a more lenient sentence. Yeesh.

What do U think about all this, Perezcious readers? Is Anna being “silenced” or just distancing herself from her outspoken cousin-in-law as she continues to stand by her man??

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Harry Styles Totally ‘Bummed’ His Upcoming Tour Will ‘Take Him Away’ From Olivia Wilde!

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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are planning to do what every college freshman fails to: make a long distance relationship work!

ICYMI, the 28-year-old singer will be hitting the road across the country for his Love on Tour shows beginning in August 2022. And while fans are no doubt thrilled to see Harry on stage again, it sounds like he is not looking forward to doing the long-distance thing with Olivia! A source revealed to Us Weekly:

“Harry’s excited about his tour but bummed it’ll take him away from Olivia for a while.”

However, that does not mean the couple won’t see each other at all!

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The insider explained the Booksmart director plans to see him whenever she has time — and yes, that includes dancing at his shows:

“But she’ll come to a few of the gigs and they’re planning on making fun little trips in various cities when she can take a break herself.”

Who knows when that will be? Life as a filmmaker is a little busier — and especially one so in demand. She’s already got that secret Marvel-related project in development at Sony. And if Don’t Worry Darling is as well received as the sexy ass trailer was, she’s going to be in even more demand!

While Olivia and Harry aren’t thrilled about all the time away from each other, they refuse to let it affect their relationship:

“They’re not nervous about spending time apart, it adds to the attraction when they reunite after some time off. Both of them are secure and positive about what the future holds for them.”

That’s good because it’s certainly never easy on a couple! But it looks like they’ve already got some practice in for this time apart as they were recently spotted on a vacation together in Italy earlier this month. The insider noted to Us how it was the “perfect opportunity” to spend quality time together before their schedules become “packed,” adding:

“Harry and Olivia had such a great time in Italy, it was just what they needed.”

We’ll have to see how the pair fare during this time away!

Remember, their relationship was born of familiarity, seeing one another every day on set, having long talks in her trailer every evening. Sometimes relationships like those don’t survive the time apart.

Are YOU rooting for these crazy kids to make it??

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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard React To Josh’s Child Porn Prison Sentence: ‘It Is Unfortunate’

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Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are speaking out on Josh Duggar’s prison sentencing!

As Perezcious readers know, the 19 Kids and Counting star was sentenced to 151 months in prison (about 12 and a half more years) after he was found guilty of receiving and possessing child porn on Wednesday. Now his most distant sister and her husband are opening up about how they feel now that the case “is finally over.” In a new blog post on their website, the couple revealed that they “are thankful” to be done with the legal matter and the difficult emotions it came with, sharing:

“The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally. Yesterday was another one of those hard days.”

But how do they feel about Josh’s punishment?? Well, that’s a complicated question. The couple — who have both been vocal in the past about her father Jim Bob Duggar‘s offenses — alluded to the fact he’s covered for Josh all these years, writing:

“Until now, he has yet to be held accountable to the extent necessary to cause change in his dangerous pattern of behavior. It is unfortunate, but it seems that it may take spending over a decade in federal prison, and still more on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the point he can safely live in society again.”

It really seems like they’re agreeing with the sentence. Sure, they mention the possibility of rehabilitation — but they agree it will take 12+ years?? For someone to hear about their brother being put away for over a decade and saying, yeah that’s about right, well, let’s just say it’s pretty telling.

Related: Josh Duggar Prosecutors Call His Wife’s Continued Support ‘Baffling’

They went on to insist that they do hope the controversial reality TV star will get the help he needs to overcome his issues before returning to life on the outside, adding:

“Hopefully, Josh can actually begin to get treatment and begin to work toward a lifestyle where he is less likely to reoffend.”

Less likely to reoffend? That’s an odd way to put his gross interest in child porn

The Counting On alums concluded their statement by sending their support to the 34-year-old’s wife Anna Duggar and children Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 7 months. The parents of two wrote:

“We continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them however we can.”

Wow! We have to say, this statement is a lot kinder than we expected, considering Jill’s sisters were among Josh’s first victims. We guess she’s had a lot of time to get to a forgiving place — but thankfully not covering up for him like some family members. Check out the full statement HERE.

Clearly, the Duggar family is feeling all kinds of emotions about this news. Reactions? Let us know what you think of these statements (below).

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Kim Kardashian Apologizes To Her Family For How Kanye West Treated Them Over The Years!!

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Kim Kardashian is over how Kanye West treated her and the rest of the Kardashian family throughout their marriage – and refuses to let it happen again!

During the latest episode of The Kardashians on Thursday, Kim invited her sisters Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner, plus her mom Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, and Travis Barker over for a small dinner in order to catch up. Suddenly, the 66-year-old momager received a text message from a friend warning her that Ye was coming out with a new song – presumably to bash her. And unsurprisingly, Kim did not seem to be happy about it. She sarcastically responded to the news:

“Very classy.”

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The 41-year-old reality star went on to speculate that the song “means he’s talking mad s**t about me and probably saying whatever.” Her speculation wasn’t far off there! While it is unclear what track the text was referring to in the scene, the 44-year-old rapper has dropped some shady and concerning lyrics about Kim and her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, in several songs over the past couple of months. So it could have about a number of tracks – including Eazy, which contained scathing lines threatening to “beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”

And as we all know, things only escalated on social media! He spent months constantly harassing Kim about everything from her keeping their four children away from him to slamming her for allowing their daughter North on TikTok. So it is safe to say the song was only the tip of the iceberg!

Jumping in to defend her sis, Khloé commented:

“Most men are not trashing the mother of their kids like that publicly. We don’t have to sit here and throw stones back. We take it on the chin.”

Kris then chimed in, noting that Kim has always had his back no matter what:

“You’re the mother of his kids and have been nothing but great to him.”

She continued to express in a confessional, saying:

“When people are saying disparaging things about any of us, it hurts all of us, because one day your kids are going to read all of it and see all of it.”

So true!

Meanwhile, Khloé promised the SKIMS creator that:

“Karma is always going to be on your side. You’ll never regret being a good person. You’ll never stoop to other people’s level.”

And despite all of his antics, Kim reassured her family that she would “never stoop” to Kanye’s level. She then expressed how awful she feels for his past behavior towards her family – and promised to never let that happen again:

“I will never stop being me. All I can control is how I react to something. I can’t control how he treats me or how he’s always treated you guys. I protected that for so long, but I said I will never let that happen to you guys again. I feel for once in my life I feel strong. I’m not going to let anyone treat you guys a [bad] way or myself.”

As you most likely recall, the Yeezy designer has clashed with Kim’s brood plenty of times over the years – even infamously calling her mom “Kris Jong-Un” during one of his Twitter rants back in 2020. So it does not surprise us that Keeks is feeling bad about how his behavior has affected the group! In a confessional, she actually offered up an apology to them, saying:

“I do recognize the impact that my relationship has had on my family, and that I’ve never had the opportunity to just say, ‘I’m sorry guys.’”

What are your thoughts on Kim’s apology, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF in the comments (below).

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Kevin Spacey Charged With 4 Counts Of Sexual Assault In UK — Details Here

Home » Kevin Spacey » Kevin Spacey Charged With 4 Counts Of Sexual Assault In UK — Details Here

Let us be frank… it looks like Kevin Spacey is finally facing some long overdue consequences.

On Thursday morning, British prosecutors announced they have charged the American film star with four counts of sexual assault.

The Crown Prosecution Service revealed that the counts center on an investigation into multiple alleged crimes, three of which are more than a decade old, and a fourth that occurred nine years ago. The allegations center on counts involving three different unnamed men, per the announcement.

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In their reveal to the media on Thursday, the CPS stated:

“[Spacey] has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.”

According to the Associated Press, three of the alleged incidents occurred in London between March 2005 and August 2008. The fourth allegation stems from a claim made against the film star in western England in April 2013.

Rosemary Ainslie, the head of CPS’ Special Crime Division, told the media that the charges came about after “a review of evidence” initially gathered by London’s Metropolitan Police Service. All three of the alleged victims in the crimes are “now in their 30s and 40s,” according to the Associated Press.

The 62-year-old actor had previously been questioned by police in the United Kingdom several years ago, after claims were made by several men that he had allegedly assaulted them. It wasn’t immediately clear whether those claims are connected to the ones Spacey was charged for today. However, the Usual Suspects star has a long history in the London area, having previously run the city’s Old Vic Theatre from 2004 through 2015.

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Once beloved as the star of House of Cards and 1999’s Oscar-winning film American Beauty, Spacey’s career was abruptly altered in 2017 amid assault allegations. That year, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of assaulting him at a party in the 1980s, when Rapp was a teenager.

Spacey has denied those allegations, although he was actually in a courtroom in New York City on Thursday morning testifying in a civil lawsuit brought by Rapp right as these new charges were first announced. As the AP notes, the high-profile actor was still on the witness stand Thursday when the charges were revealed, and thus unavailable for comment.

In addition to Rapp’s claims, a criminal case was previously brought against Spacey by prosecutors in Massachusetts, as well. In that case, an 18-year-old man claimed the actor allegedly groped him at a Nantucket resort. Spacey was initially charged with indecent assault and battery amid the investigation, but prosecutors eventually dismissed those charges back in 2019 after the “complaining witness” became unavailable.

Here is more on the latest charges against the New Jersey-born star:


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Ups and Downs: Johnny Depp, Doja Cat, Derrick Barry & More! | The Perez Hilton Podcast – WATCH Here!

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During a very tough week for America, we attempt to be your escape from our very unfortunate reality. We’re rounding out the final week of the Johnny Depp / Amber Heard trial. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have fallen to a brand new low. There is a new king of pop. Doja Cat seems to be imploding. Perez speaks with Drag Race star Derrick Barry. And much MORE! Watch!

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Maya Henry Was ‘Blindsided’ After Liam Payne ‘Abruptly Ended’ Their Relationship — But What About THOSE Alleged Cheating Photos?!

Home » Liam Payne » Maya Henry Was ‘Blindsided’ After Liam Payne ‘Abruptly Ended’ Their Relationship — But What About THOSE Alleged Cheating Photos?!

Maya Henry was apparently taken off guard when Liam Payne broke up with her!

As we reported this week, the pair officially called off their engagement (for the second time!) last month, but now it sounds like the model never saw it coming. According to a new source who spoke with E! News on Wednesday, the beauty was “blindsided” by the One Direction alum’s decision to part ways again, sharing:

“Maya was blindsided by the split.”

Hmm. She was “blindsided” even though she claimed Liam was cheating on her?! That doesn’t really add up.

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Still, the source added that the singer decided to break up with her rather “abruptly,” explaining:

“He abruptly ended it with her. She is very upset. They have definitely had their fair share of ups and downs in their relationship.”

That’s for sure!

Though we have to admit, it’s hard to believe the split was that surprising considering the news that Liam seemingly cheated on his ex-fiancée. Maybe Maya hadn’t discovered the alleged infidelity before he called things off?? That’s the only way this seems to make sense, at least.

As we reported, on Monday, Maya put her ex-man on BLAST when she called him out for straying on her amid their engagement. When a 1D fan account posted photos of the 28-year-old snuggled up with a woman — believing it was Maya and tagging her on the photos — the fashionista responded by asking fans not to confuse her for the other woman, writing:

“I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman. This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.”

Hours after Henry’s comment went viral, a representative for the pop star confirmed the couple had split.

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Back in June 2021, the Strip That Down vocalist did reveal that he’s not “very good at relationships” in a candid interview on The Diary of a CEO podcast, during which he also confirmed that he and Maya had broken off their engagement for the first time. He explained:

“I know what my pattern of things is with relationships, I feel at this point. I’m just not very good at them. I feel like that’s where I got to in my last relationship. I just wasn’t giving a very good version of me anymore, that I didn’t appreciate and I didn’t like being.”

The pair first linked up in 2019 and got engaged the next year. After taking a little break last year, they rekindled their relationship later in 2021, only for it to come to a crashing end now. So unfortunate. Thoughts on all this, Perezcious readers?

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Father Of 10-Year-Old Uvalde School Shooting Victim Learned His Daughter Was Killed From Her Best Friend

Home » Viral: News » Father Of 10-Year-Old Uvalde School Shooting Victim Learned His Daughter Was Killed From Her Best Friend

We continue to learn more about the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas — and we are horrified at the aftermath as the young victims’ families are forced to try to cope with the unimaginable.

Tuesday’s tragic school shooting occurred when an 18-year-old gunman entered the school in the small Texas town and horrifically killed 19 children and two teachers. In the aftermath, celebs and public figures have rightly called for sensible gun control action to be taken immediately.

Related: Daughter Of Teacher Killed In School Shooting Shares Devastating Tribute

Now, we’re hearing more heartbreaking stories about people who lost loved ones in the tragedy. On Wednesday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper held a live interview with a first responder in Uvalde named Angel Garza, who revealed to the news anchor that he’d lost his 10-year-old daughter Amerie Joe Garza in the awful incident.

Even more crushing, as Angel reported to the TV news journalist, he had personally been responding to the elementary school in his work capacity as a paramedic when he was told about Amerie’s death by her young best friend who had also been in the classroom. With tears in his eyes, Angel told the national news outlet:

“One little girl was just covered in blood head to toe. Like, I thought she was injured. I asked her what was wrong and she said, she is OK. She was hysterical saying that they shot her best friend. They killed her best friend and she is not breathing. She was trying to call the cops and I asked the little girl the name … and she said, ‘Amerie.’”


Angel, who told Cooper that Amerie had turned 10 years old just two weeks before the awful shooting, explained that she had been trying to call police to aid her classmates as the shooting took place:

“She received an award yesterday for honor roll just before the shooting occurred. She was so smart and such a good child. Amerie is known for being a hero and trying to call 911 before the shooter took her life.”

Our hearts break. Angel added that Amerie was “the sweetest little girl,” explaining that she was cautious and helpful in her all-too-brief life:

“She was so scared of strangers and things like this, she would lock the door when I would step out to put gas in the car. This is literally like her worst fear. And she was just trying to help everyone.”

We can’t even imagine going through something like that — and then to go on national TV and talk about it, and to give viewers a glimpse into this awful, unfathomable world in such a raw way. You can watch Angel’s full interview with Cooper, including the grieving father’s explanation about how he and his wife are explaining the situation to their 3-year-old son (below):

Absolutely crushing.

We send our condolences to Garza’s family, but honestly, it never feels like enough.

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New Harrowing Details: Texas Shooting Suspect Locked Himself Inside Classroom Where All Victims Were Found

Home » Viral: News » New Harrowing Details: Texas Shooting Suspect Locked Himself Inside Classroom Where All Victims Were Found

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More unsettling details of Tuesday’s deadly mass school shooting in Texas have come out — as chaos continues to follow in its wake.

According to reports, the gunman who killed 19 elementary school students and 2 teachers with a semi-automatic rifle this week barricaded himself inside the classroom where all of his victims were found.

The revelation was made by Lt. Chris Olivarez from the Texas Department of Public Safety, who told CNN that officers responding to the shooting at Robb Elementary School were “at a point of disadvantage” because the shooter had already crouched down inside the classroom — the only classroom he had entered that fateful day.

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Olivarez said the shooter entered the classroom at around 11:30 a.m., “locked the door, and just started shooting children and the two teachers” inside, telling the outlet:

“Just goes to show you the complete evil from this shooter.”

Olivarez said an initial lack of “sufficient man-power” at the scene had hindered police from engaging the shooter, so authorities started breaking classroom windows to evacuate students and their teachers instead, in an effort to save as many lives as possible.

When officers did exchange gunfire with the shooter later on, one officer was struck by a bullet and sustained a non-life-threatening wound. Eventually, police were able to fatally shoot the gunman.

It’s been said by authorities that the gunman shot his grandmother, who has so far survived her injuries, before traveling to the school. The shooter crashed his car in a ditch near the school, and was able to enter the building, despite being engaged by law enforcement outside the school.

The children killed were in the second, third, and fourth grades, police confirmed. One of the victims includes fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles. Police have not discussed a motive for the shooter, who they believe acted alone.

Many of these details were shared at a press conference on Wednesday that grew so tense, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke had to be escorted out of the building.

The moment came when Beto interrupted the presser from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and shouted at the current governor for his “totally predictable” response to the shooting — blaming it solely on mental health and having nothing to do with easy access to guns.

Several attendees on the stage, including Sen. Ted Cruz, started biting back, telling O’Rourke that he was “pathetic,” and that this was no place for politics. Abbott ordered law enforcement officers to escort Beto, who is running for governor, outside the auditorium. Watch it all go down (below).

WATCH: Beto O'Rourke confronts Texas Gov. Abbott as state officials share details of the mass shooting in Uvalde.

O'Rourke: “You are doing nothing. … This is totally predictable.”

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick: "You're out of line and an embarassment."

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 25, 2022

Abbott resumed the press conference following the outburst, saying that state laws that allow 18-year-olds to purchase long-barrel rifles have been on the books for 60 years. He argued that what is really driving mass shootings is “the status of mental health in our society.”

Meanwhile, O’Rourke held an impromptu press conference outside, saying of Abbott:

“He’s refused to expand Medicaid, which would bring $10 million a year, including mental health care access for people who need it. He’s refused to champion red flag laws. … He’s refused to support safe-storage laws so young people cannot get their hands on their parents’ weapons.”

Beto went on to say that the shooter “who just turned 18, bought an AR-15 and took it into an elementary school and shot kids in the face and killed them.” He added:

“Why are we letting this happen in this country? Why is this happening in this state? Year after year, city after city,” O’Rourke said. “This is on all of us if we do not do something and I am going to do something and I’m not alone. The people of Texas are with us, the majority of people in Texas are with us. Well, we’ve got to stand up to this… We just can’t accept this theater or business as usual, and accept the next shooting… We could have stopped this if we had stood up after Santa Fe High School, if we had stood up after El Paso… We are going to stop the next one. We’re standing up right here in Uvalde, Texas, right now. That’s why I’m here.”

It’s absolute insanity that changes have yet to be made.

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Tristan Thompson Posts Cryptic AF Message About ‘Growth’ & Grieving ‘Former Life’ After Khloé’s Latest Comments

Home » Tristan Thompson » Tristan Thompson Posts Cryptic AF Message About ‘Growth’ & Grieving ‘Former Life’ After Khloé’s Latest Comments

Hmm. What is this all about?!

Tristan Thompson took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his “growth” plans with fans, and we can’t help thinking it has something to do with Khloé Kardashian’s recent comments about him!

In his Instagram Story, the 31-year-old athlete shared a text post all about how sometimes you need to let go of your past in order to become a better version of yourself. It read:

“Growth requires us to leave something behind. It can be habits, careers, beliefs, even people. Make space for grief in the process of growth. You have to mourn your former life to make room for a newer you.”


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The NBA player didn’t elaborate on what areas of his life he’s hoping to grow in, but he did caption the post with three running man emojis. So, is this all just about his career? Or could it have to do with trying to overcome his reputation?

Before we dig a little deeper into the possible meaning of the message, ch-ch-check out his cryptic AF post (below)!

(c) Tristan Thompson/Instagram

As mentioned, earlier this week, Khlo made an appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. During the conversation, the reality star addressed her controversy with her longtime on-again, off-again boyfriend, months after he admitted to cheating on her with Maralee Nichols amid a paternity test scandal.

Remarkably, The Kardashians star took the high road when discussing the sensitive topic and insisted that the basketball player has “good sides” that just continue to be “overshadowed” by the seemingly constant drama between them, she explained:

“It’s sad because, like, there’s so many good sides to him as well, but no one gets to see those because they’re all overshadowed by the personal stuff that’s going on between him and I.”

Tristan’s infidelity is hard to ignore at this point considering it hasn’t just happened once but MULTIPLE times. Back in 2018, he was first unfaithful while Khlo-Money was pregnant with their daughter True, now 4. They managed to stay together until February 2019 when he was caught kissing Kylie Jenner’s then-bestie Jordyn Woods.

Yet again, they found their way back to each other in 2020 and 2021, but little did Khloé know that he was still sleeping around, this time with Maralee who would go on to welcome a baby boy. So, yeah, he might have plenty of “good sides,” but he’s not putting them center stage these days!

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The Good American founder still didn’t totally bash him or his character, though, adding:

“I also think that, you know, people do make mistakes and he’s still a good person. He’s not a good partner with me. And I want everyone to still have a fair shot at just being happy and having a good life. So I don’t ever encourage anyone to just, like, jump on that bandwagon, but I also think people can have their own feelings and do what they want.”

Part of the reason she’s speaking so generously about her ex — at least publicly — is probably because she’s trying to maintain a decent relationship with him considering they still co-parent their little girl together. She added later in the chat:

“He’s always going to be in my life because of True. And he’s a great dad. That’s really all I need to focus on, is just his relationship with True.”

Totally respect that! True should always come first amid this messy relationship! And it seems like he and the toddler still get along great despite the parents’ drama — they even spent this weekend together while Khloé was away for Kourtney‘s wedding!

This isn’t the first time the KUWTK alum has shared such remarks either. Last month, she also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that Tristan is “just not the right guy” for her. Seems she hasn’t changed her tune yet! That’s probably for the best given everything that’s gone down, but it’s definitely interesting to see Tristan suddenly so open about his desire to grow and be better! What do you think his post was about? Sound OFF (below)!

[Image via Keeping Up With The Kardashians/YouTube & Khloé Kardashian/Tristan Thompson/Instagram]

Have Kourtney Kardashian’s Kids Warmed Up To Travis Barker Now That He’s Officially Step-Dad?! Insider Says…

Home » Kourtney Kardashian » Have Kourtney Kardashian’s Kids Warmed Up To Travis Barker Now That He’s Officially Step-Dad?! Insider Says…

It’s no secret by now that Kourtney Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Scott Disick’s kids haven’t loved everything that comes with Travis Barker in their momma’s life. Specifically, they’ve been grossed out by their constant PDA! Not to mention they had a very unsavory reaction to the idea of them getting engaged. But have those feelings changed now that he’s in their life for good??

A new source is opening up about Mason, 12, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 7, following Kravis’ Italian wedding over the weekend — and it sounds like, while they are still adjusting, things are going well for the blended family! The insider dished:

“Kourtney and Travis’ relationship has been bit of an adjustment for Kourtney’s kids. They are a little overwhelmed by the PDA and media attention surrounding Kourtney, Travis and them, but ultimately, they are happy.”

That’s progress!

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We’re sure with all the extra attention on their mom these last few weeks, it’s been hard to process everything, but at least they’re warming up to the idea of Travis sticking around for the long term! Innerestingly, it’s actually Kourt’s torn relationship with Scott that’s causing more complicated feelings for the kiddos, the source elaborated:

“Kourtney’s kids are still very protective of their dad and since there is still some animosity on Scott’s part, it’s been a work in progress. At the end of the day, they are glad to see their mom so over the moon and in love.”

That’s certainly a hard spot for them to be in!

Travis’ children, Landon, 18, Alabama, 16, and step-daughter Atiana, 23, are taking to the change without much reservation! The insider explained:

“Things have been a little easier for Travis’ kids and they are excited to have Kourtney as their stepmom and absolutely love her.”

What’s not to love?!

The Blink-182 drummer’s children have been big fans of the relationship from the start. They were even there to celebrate their engagement and courthouse wedding earlier this month, something that caused a bit of contention considering The Kardashian star’s mini-mes were left out of those festivities.

While there is plenty more bonding to be done to make this blended family feel like it was always meant to be, Mason, Penelope, and Reign have finally reunited with their father after a hectic weekend of nuptial festivities! Scott, who we recently learned was invited to the ceremony but chose to skip out, shared photos on Instagram welcoming the little ones back home.

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In the first snapshot, he stood over Reign who was sound asleep in bed, writing:

“I got my baby.”

Aw!! He then shared a few selfies with Penelope, remarking:

“My little girl is getting so big I can’t take it!”

Mason was spotted in a blurry photo as the dad cheered:

“Got my crew with me.”

Ch-ch-check out the adorable reunion (below)!

(c) Scott Disick/Instagram
(c) Scott Disick/Instagram


It must be so nice to reunite with them after a busy few days! Just because the Talentless founder didn’t attend the extravagant wedding doesn’t mean he wasn’t getting up to some fun, FYI. He was actually spotted jet-setting around to “the beach” and a trip to NYC where he hit up the Sapphire strip club and had a “little movie night” with room service while staying at Casa Cipriani. Seems like they could all use a bit of relaxation now!

Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Do you think Kourt should be doing more to make sure her kids feel comfortable around her new man? Ya know, like slowing down on the PDA when they ask her to? Or is it just something the children should get used to? Let us know what YOU think, Perezcious readers!

[Image via MEGA/WENN & Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram]

Josh Duggar Sentenced In Child Porn Case! But Is It TOO LIGHT?!

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It finally happened. After successfully delaying for over a month, Josh Duggar finally faced the music on Wednesday.

Back in December the 19 Kids and Counting star was found guilty of receipt and possession of child pornography after a trial that brought up even more disturbing behavior — including the never-before-heard allegation that he molested a girl as young as 4 years old when he was a teenager. It showed the incident with his sisters was not a one-off. More importantly it painted a portrait of a man who went through life with his powerful father making sure he never faced real consequences — leading to him just becoming more and more of a monster.

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So when it came time to decide just how much prison time was appropriate for someone who had downloaded some of the worst of the worst images of child rape and torture, the court heard from both sides. His mother and his wife wrote letters of support while the families of some of the victims of the CSAM (child sexual abuse material) weighed in on the damage to their children.

So what did the judge decide??

Well, Josh was eligible for a maximum of 20 years for each of his two charges — though likely to be served concurrently, meaning just 20 years total in prison. That was the max. What did he get?


Wait, what? OK, yeah, that’s an odd number, but it’s actually 12 years, 7 months. No idea how Judge Timothy L. Brooks came to such a specific month. Maybe because when you add in the 5 months since his conviction, it adds up to a total of 13??

That may actually be a lucky number for Josh. Like we said, there were 20 years on the table. This is a LOT of time in prison, but even then he’s still getting off light. Apparently part of the math was that the court decided to vacate one of his charges, the possession — which is apparently a lesser included offense. We guess you can’t receive it without then possessing it? Not sure why they chose to do this, though Judge Brooks did rule that the 34-year-old did not ever knowingly distribute CSAM to anyone else.

According to The Sun‘s reporter in the courtroom, Josh had “no reaction” when the sentence was read. That kind of figures, considering the emotionless smirk of his mugshots. It’s like he’s such an obvious creep all of a sudden!

Judge Brooks is recommending sex offender treatment as well, and for that reason wants him to be sent to prison facility in Seagoville, Texas. But for some reason, Josh doesn’t have to actually go through with the treatment?? Huh. That doesn’t make sense. Seems to us he should have been forced into treatment when he was still a child-molesting teen! Maybe then he wouldn’t be here now.

What do YOU think of Josh’s sentence? Too light?? Would anything be enough? Let us know in the comments (below)!

[Image via Washington County Sheriffs Office.]

Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker’s Italian Wedding Cost HOW MUCH?!

Home » Kourtney Kardashian » Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker’s Italian Wedding Cost HOW MUCH?!

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker spared no expense for their wedding in Portofino, Italy this past weekend!

Or, to put it more bluntly, Dolce & Gabbana spared no expense as they reportedly sponsored the luxurious destination wedding! But either way, the result is the same: a TON of money was spent on this fabulous affair!

But… how much really??

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E! News has an estimated breakdown of the wedding costs, and it’s an inneresting document indeed! Understandably, the outlet makes a lot of assumptions about what things may cost based on parallel services, market rates, prior KarJenner wedding spends, and more. Obviously this doesn’t take into account celebrity discounts, personal favors, etc. So it’s certainly not an exact budget. But it’s about how much it might run you if you tried to recreate their Italian nuptials for yourself!

First up? Travel expenses! E! estimates $880,000 in private jet costs alone for the family to fly to Portofino — and another nearly $25,000 in water taxis to get to Castello Brown once there. The outlet estimates that the venue itself charged about $18,000 to book the event, plus hotel room for the couple’s guests — including “a sea view and balcony or terrace,” natch — so go ahead and ring up another $136,000.

Add in food — a total wild card, TBH — plus alcohol, catering, a cannoli station, and wedding cakes, and the costs only go up! The outlet estimates about $130,000 of D&G-branded decor was at the event, and $136,000 worth of flowers as well, roughly paralleling the flower budget People previously estimated for Kim Kardashian‘s 2014 wedding to Kanye West.

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Andrea Bocelli‘s performance at the reception likely cost “anywhere between $500,000 and $749,000,” per Celebrity Talent International, while DJ Cassidy — who spun hits after Bocelli belted it out — might have billed another $50,000 (or more!) for his services.

It all adds up from there, with wardrobe, glam, wedding planner costs, Kourt’s silk-lace-and-sating Dolce & Gabbana wedding gown, a wedding photographer, and more. In sum, the outlet estimates that, “on the high end,” the wedding cost approximately… drumroll…

$3.5 MILLION!!!

Holy s**t!

Obviously, with Dolce & Gabbana involved, it’s unclear what was paid for, who paid for it, and what was comped. Still, this wedding weekend was WILDLY expensive even by Kardashian standards!

You can read the full budget breakdown HERE.

Reactions, Perezcious readers??

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