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Closer

Closer

Issue 954
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Combining the best celebrity news and gossip with compelling real-life stories, Closer gets close to the heart of the story and brings you the truth behind the headlines. Also includes: TV listings, puzzles, beauty and body advice, destiny and more! Perfect for a coffee-break read, or to download and enjoy on the move...

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
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H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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1 min.
help for mums…& the planet

Few life changes are as potentially exhilarating, terrifying and all-encompassing as new parenthood. Throw in a pandemic and it’s no wonder that three-quarters of new mothers have admitted to struggling with their mental health. In our special report this week, women reveal how they coped without the lifeline of family and friends (page 12), and on page 42 Dr Christian talks about how and where new mums can get help and support. All of us want the best future for our children, so this week we’ve been looking at one of the most important ways to safeguard that – by caring for the planet. We’ve found sustainable alternatives for all those unglamorous essentials that end up in landfill, from nappies to tampons and toothbrushes. We’ve even found face masks you…

1 min.
only in closer every week!

EXPERT ADVICE ON RELATIONSHIPS, HEALTH, FASHION & BEAUTY THE VERY BEST CELEB EXCLUSIVES & REAL LIFE STORIES OUR 17-PAGE TV & FILM GUIDE JOIN IN GET CLOSER WHEREVER YOU ARE SUBSCRIBE: WANT A COPY DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR EVERY WEEK? SUBSCRIBE TO CLOSER AT GREATMAGAZINES.CO.UK DOWNLOAD: DIGITAL EDITION AVAILABLE ON APPLE & GOOGLE PLAY JOIN US: GET OUR FREE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VISIT: ✱ CLOSERONLINE.CO.UK ✱ CLOSERDIETS.COM TAKE PART: CLOSERONLINE.CO.UK/READERPANEL FACEBOOK.COM/CLOSERMAG, TWITTER.COM/CLOSERONLINE TO SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN READ CLOSER VISIT CLOSERONLINE.CO.UK/WAYSTOREAD PHOTOS, THIS PAGE: SHUTTERSTOCK. COVER: JAM PRESS, SPLASH, GETTY IMAGES, INSTAGRAM, RUTH ROSE, BACKGRID, REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK, MIRRORPIX…

5 min.
paul burrell: ‘the new diana tapes could create a divide between harry & meghan’

The Royal family has faced continuing fallout since the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – dubbed the greatest upset for The Firm since the death of Princess Diana in 1997. Now there’s more drama in store, as it’s emerged a new documentary about Diana is in the making – featuring hours of unheard and unseen footage. It will be a sequel to the 2017 documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, and will reportedly feature audio and video tapes of Diana which were created to help Andrew Morton write his 1992 book, Diana: Her True Story. It’s due to air next year – the 25th anniversary of Diana’s tragic death – on Netflix, posing an awkward situation for Prince Harry as it’s the same streaming giant that he and wife Meghan…

4 min.
is bullying tearing little mix apart?

• Recent reports say Jesy Nelson has now “severed ties” with her former bandmates after nine years together • Sources confirm there is unease between Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall • The insider adds that their unrest stems from years of trolling and always being pitted against each other In a candid interview last week, Jesy Nelson hinted at tension with her former bandmates when she refused to address their relationship, and admitted that being in Little Mix had “taken its toll” on her. Days later, reports emerged that Jesy, 29, has “completely severed ties” with the three remaining members of the group – Perrie Edwards, 27, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Jade Thirlwall, 28 – since quitting the band in December. PRESSURE And now, an insider tells Closer that unease seems to have filtered…

1 min.
‘comparing yourself to bandmates creates conflict’

PR expert Nick Ede (right), who worked with the Spice Girls’ Mel B and Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, says it’s difficult for bands to work so closely together, as rivalry can cause issues. Nick says, “As soon as you have a band, you lose being ‘just you’. You have to appeal to the masses and may feel less popular and end up comparing yourself to your bandmates, which can create conflict. “In Sarah Harding’s book, she talks quite a lot about Javine [Hylton] being expected to be in the band in Popstars: The Rivals, rather than her. That had a massive effect on her throughout her career with Girls Aloud, because it made her feel insecure. “What Little Mix have done well – and why they’ve lasted so long – is not having…

5 min.
fears for ‘fragile’ jen as she turns to ex fiancé ben affleck

❛BEN OFFERED A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON AND AN EMOTIONAL JEN POURED HER HEART OUT❜ A lmost 20 years since their broken engagement – and just one month after she split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez – Jennifer Lopez has reportedly become “friendly” again with Ben Affleck. Last week, Ben, 48, was seen being picked up from a hotel in a white SUV belonging to the 51-year-old star, before being driven to Jen’s Bel Air mansion by her security team. Jen was seen in the same car earlier that day as sources revealed she had met her ex three times that week, including one rendezvous at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Then, days later, Ben attended the Vax Live Concert to Reunite The World in LA, in which Jennifer was performing. Sources claim the…