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Renowned for its superb photo-features, and its ability to secure exclusive access to the social elite, HELLO! has been capturing key moments in celebrities lives ever since it was launched more than 20 years. Each issue is rich mix of articles and interviews from around the world balanced by a series of regular practical features designed to appeal to every type of reader.

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United Kingdom
Hello! Limited
51 Issues

in this issue

7 min.
in her fabulous french mansion valerie messika is on sparkling form as she tells why diamonds really should be a girl’s best friend

Valérie Messika grew up surrounded by diamonds, literally. Her father André is one of the world’s most important dealers, who travels far and wide searching out the finest stones for his clients. As far back as Valérie can remember, her home was full of diamonds. She played with diamonds, not dolls. “Yes,” she says, smiling. “I’ve always been around them. But it wasn’t until I was ten or so that I began to study them. It was like a game back then. My father showed me how to discover their qualities, the tiny flaws, the brilliance.” ‘Fear stifles imagination. I don’t have it — I was born bursting with creativity’ Her familiarity with the gems means she feels freer handling them than many jewellers, who are intimidated by their mystique. She says: “That fear stifles…

3 min.
having an ice time fun in the snow famous faces chill out as winter hits

‘I think this is EXACTLY what we all needed to make us smile’ Janette When it comes to snowbusiness, our celebrities always put on a spectacular show – and the winter wonderland many of us woke up to last week was just the tonic we needed. Leaving lockdown worries behind, Strictly Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara posted a picture of her jumping for joy on an outing with her co-star husband Aljaz Skorjanec. “I think this is EXACTLY what we all needed to make us smile,” they wrote. Spicing up the slopes, TV and radio presenter Emma Bunton had a nifty way of getting around aboard a mini snowmobile, while This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams – who last month announced her pregnancy exclusively in HELLO! – took to her garden to build an…

6 min.
as they prepare to welcome their longed-for baby simon and ayshen webbe reveal their happiness at expanding their family — and open up about the heartache behind the joy

‘Whenever I touch Ayshen’s tummy, the baby moves, as if it knows it’s me’ Since they tied the knot two years ago, it has been the greatest wish of Blue star Simon Webbe and his wife Ayshen to start a family. Now, in this exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! , the couple are thrilled to announce the exciting news they have been keeping under wraps during lockdown: they are expecting their first baby in April. “It’s fantastic, we feel so lucky and grateful,” says 41-year-old Simon. “Whenever I touch Ayshen’s tummy, the baby moves, as if it knows it’s me. I whisper: You’re going to be loved so much and I can’t wait to meet you.’” “We’re more than ready to become parents and I couldn’t be happier,” adds mum-to-be Ayshen, also 41,…

10 min.
the inside story

KRISTEN STEWART TAKES THE CROWN WITH NEW ROLE After playing one fairytale princess in Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart is portraying the most celebrated of them all: Diana, Princess of Wales. She certainly looked the part in photos released last week (right), with the 30-year-old actress perfectly mirroring Diana’s look from Christmas Day 1993 (left). Kristen plays Diana in the new film Spencer, which examines a pivotal weekend in the life of the royal as she makes the decision to end her marriage to the Prince of Wales. Playing such a famous figure “made me stand to attention in the best way”, said the Twilight star, adding: “It’s hard not to feel protective of her.” Unlike Diana, Kristen’s own love story looks set for a happy ending. She has been dating screenwriter Dylan…

7 min.
with ‘dancing on ice’ pro andy buchanan rebekah vardy tells of her ‘new lease of life’ and why husband jamie’s advice has paid off

‘Being a mum is the best job in the world but skating is something just for me’ She is a proud mum of five and wife of Leicester City star Jamie Vardy, but since Rebekah Vardy experienced the thrill of performing in Dancing on Ice ( DOI ), she has discovered an exhilarating new skill of her own. “Skating has given me a new lease of life; I’m having the best time,” she tells HELLO! in this exclusive interview and shoot with her pro skating partner Andy Buchanan. “It’s made me more confident and positive, and my outlook has completely changed. I’m happy and content. “Being a mum is the best job in the world,” she continues. “But skating is something just for me which I’ve really fallen in love with. There’s…

7 min.
introducing her ‘incredibly cool’ baby with fiance marius kara tointon on giving birth in lockdown, the special story behind his name and big brother frey’s delight

‘Helly is very Zen, he has a calming effect. He is so chilled and wonderful’ Since arriving home with her beautiful newborn son, actress Kara Tointon has been overwhelmed by the love and care heaped on her by her partner Marius Jensen. “I’ve taken to calling him the mid-husband,” says the delighted stage and screen star. “I’ve had dinner cooked for me. Breakfast in bed. I started wondering how long I could keep it going for…” Unable to attend scans and appointments during Kara’s lockdown pregnancy, the Norwegian-born chiropractor and tech entrepreneur is totally hands-on as he and Kara dote on little Helly, who has fitted into family life with two-year-old big brother Frey like a dream. “You start by thinking: How am I going to do this?’ But having two feels strangely easier,…