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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Announce Baby Via Surrogate

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The celebrity baby boom of 2018 has no plans of slowing down! On Thursday, Gabrielle Union revealed that she Dwyane Wade were new parents of a baby girl, born via surrogate on Wednesday.

The actress posted two sweet images to Instagram showing a glimpse of their bundle of joy, cradled in their arms atop a hospital bed. She captioned the pictures with the lyrics to the song “Sunshine” writing, “When I wake up in the mornin’ love / And the sunlight hurts my eyes / And there’s something without warning, love / Bears heavy on my mind.” She continued, calling their daughter a “miracle baby.”

“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance #skintoskin,” Union wrote. Wade shared the same pictures and caption to his social media.

The new parents have yet to share their baby’s name.

Union, 46, has been incredibly open about her journey to have a child with the NBA star, revealing last year in her memoir that she has had “eight or nine miscarriages.”

“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle,” Union wrote, per People.

Despite the fertility struggles, Union wrote that she and Wade “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”

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Union and Wade were married in 2014 in a star-studded affair. The couple are currently raising Wade’s nephew as well as two sons from a previous marriage (Wade’s third son lives with his mother).

Earlier this year, the basketball player spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how he and Union’s marriage stays strong despite their busy careers and the ups-and-downs of life. “I think the biggest thing with me and my wife—what we’ve always tried to do in our short period of time, especially being married—is just to stay in constant communication with each other, try to support each other in everything. And it’s tough at times.”

We’re sure a newborn will make things even tougher, but we have a feeling this pair is more than ready for the challenge. Congrats to the happy couple!

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Are Engaged!

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp may be joining a long list of celebrity couples who took the engagement plunge in 2018, but they are undoubtedly the funniest pair to do so—if their announcement is any indication.

On Thursday, the beloved actress took to Instagram to share the happy news, posting a silly, personal and, shall we dare say, amateur, drawing of the pair. In the goofy pic, a disheveled Ryan reaches for a balding Mellencamp’s hand, as he holds a guitar in the other hand. (The artist clearly took some artistic liberties, considering Ryan, 56, and Mellencamp, 67, look as good as ever.) Ryan simply captioned the image, “ENGAGED!” letting the picture speak for itself.

Reports of the couple’s engagement began circulating when Ryan stepped out on Wednesday sporting a gold and diamond ring—some publications even took the rings to symbolize a recent secret wedding between the two. But it seems Ryan wanted to quickly shut down those rumors, clarifying her relationship status on social media a day later.

The engagement between the singer and actress is a long time coming; the couple dated for three years before calling it off in 2014 due to “distance,” according to People. They rekindled their romance in the spring of 2017, People adds.

This is Ryan’s second marriage; she was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid for a decade before splitting in 2001 and they share two kids. Mellencamp has had three previous marriages, most recently to Elaine Irwin, before they ended things in 2011. (Mellencamp has five kids from previous relationships.) The singer was then linked to supermodel Christie Brinkley for over a year.

See more: All of the Celebrity Couples Who Have Tied the Knot in 2018…So Far!

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Read an Excerpt From Justin Timberlake's New Book About Meeting and Falling for Jessica Biel

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Justin Timberlake has long been penning romantic song lyrics, but now he’s trying his hand at book writing—and somehow his sweet words about wife Jessica Biel translate just as sentimentally without music as they do with.

In his upcoming book Hindsight: And All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, the singer writes passionately and honestly about how he met Biel, 36, at a surprise party in Los Angeles, immediately fell for her, tormented himself about asking her out, and how their relationship blossomed after.

“When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful she is,” Timberlake, 37, writes in an excerpt published on Monday on Entertainment Weekly. “I made some sort of sarcastic comment, really dry. Nobody got it except her. She laughed, and I noticed, all of a sudden, and in the way where you wonder if a person’s like you, if they have a very dry, dark sense of humor too.”

The singer goes on to explain how they danced that evening (to “Lucky Star”) but he didn’t ask for her number—a fact that haunted him for days as quickly realized he was smitten.

“Thoughts kept leaping into my mind: I’m kind of really interested in that girl,” Timberlake writes. “There was just something about that girl. Kind of interested in that girl. Goddamn it.”

Luckily, a friend later brought Biel to one of Timberlake’s concerts and after a fortuitous bus ride, the singer was able to snag the actress’s digits that led to weeks of phone chats and eventually a full blown relationship.

(In 2012, Timberlake admitted in an interview that he “had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes” to a date. “I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed.”)

In the excerpt, Timberlake also admits Biel “changed my life.”

“We’ve had a lot of unforgettable times,” he writes. “She’s become a huge influence on my life, and I have such admiration for her, especially seeing her as a mother now. But I had admiration for her before. She’s a very good writer. She’s a poet. She’s a tremendous actor. She’s funny. Very funny. And she’s one of the most patient people I’ve ever met. So, could finding someone who covers for your shortcomings be a thing that plays well for relationships?

He continues, “She changed me. She changed my life. All of that is in Mirrors. Not the details. But the way it felt to have my life be touched by her,” he writes, referencing his 2013 single.

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In the book, he also reveals he penned the song when the couple were living together and not engaged, but he was moved to write it because his and Biel’s relationship mirrored his grandparents “long-lasting love.”

“I know that’s what I have with my wife,” Timberlake writes.

The singer and actor met in 2007 and were engaged in 2011 in Montana. They were married in Italy in 2012 (Biel wore a pink dress and walked down the aisle to a Timberlake tune). And in April 2015, they welcomed a son, Silas Randall. Since then, the two have kept fans swooning by posting adorable and supportive Instagrams to each other. Biel even made a music video appearance in early 2018!

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