Celeb in 5: Friday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. Exactly how the worst kept secret of a relationship between Charlie and Dasha began.

Last night on The Bachelorette, Charlie Newling was shown the door. Now, the 31-year-old has opened up to Fitzy and Wippa on their radio show about how he met his new girlfriend, Dasha Gaivoronski.

Dasha admitted that the pair met on Instagram, after Charlie slid into her DMs.

“He slid into my DMs, yes. He was the only guy I responded to. I actually never respond to DMs and Charlie was pretty much the only guy,” she said.

Charlie added that he first messaged her to offer help with her move.

“I saw Dasha was moving to Sydney, she’s a single mum doing it on her own. I thought, ‘I’ve gotta do the noble thing and at least try to lend a hand, put a bit of furniture together for her,'” he told the radio hosts.

Dasha appeared on Nick Cummins’ season of The Bachelor earlier this year.

We kind of wish they’d waited until Bachelor in Paradise to fall in love though.

You know, so we can watch…

2. The one reason Meghan Markle won’t wear dresses designed by friend Victoria Beckham.

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Meghan Markle has a sense of style that starts trends in a heartbeat.

But as she catapults international designers into the limelight, she has never been seen in any of Victoria Beckham's clothes, despite the pair being close friends.

Now, in a resurfaced interview from 2017, the Duchess of Sussex has explained the move.

You see, Meghan has a self-confessed short torso.

"What I'm starting to learn is, even though things look amazing on the hanger, it doesn't mean they're going to look amazing on me," she told Glamour.


"For example, I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I don't have the long torso to support that silhouette," she added.


OK, well that makes sense.


3. Susan Carland shares her absurdly simple secret to a happy marriage to Waleed Aly.

In this day and age, where celebrity divorces seem to be announced every other week, it's nice to see couples who have remained just as in love whilst still being in the public eye - as rare as that may be.

In a recent interview with Now to Love, Susan Carland, promoting her new SBS series, Child Genius, has shared her simple yet effective secret for her 16-year-strong marriage to Project co-host Waleed Aly.

"I think it's not just that we love each other, we really like each other," she shared. "I also think it helps that we both feel we married up. When you both think that, it tends to work pretty well."


Carland also shared a few months ago another secret to their happy marriage on Instagram. Posting a photo to her Instagram, she joked in the caption: "The secret to being married more than 16 years? If my husband ever tries to look better than me in a photo, I shut that thing down."

So making sure you 'like' each other and that your husband never looks better than you in a photo? Sounds simple enough!


4. Meg Ryan just announced she’s engaged in an unusual Instagram post.

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Megan Ryan announced she is engaged to John Mellencamp. Image via Getty.

In a rather unorthodox way, actress Meg Ryan, 56, has announced she is engaged to John Mellencamp, 67.

Ryan made public the engagement via an illustration, seemingly of the couple, with the caption, "ENGAGED!".

Fans showed their support for the typically private couple, with her comments section on Instagram awash with messages of 'congratulations'.


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The couple have had an 'on and off again' relationship according to Peoplewith the pair first being linked in late 2010 and splitting in 2014, before reuniting in 2017.

This will be the fourth marriage for Mellencamp - who was previously married to Elaine Irwin, Victoria Granucci and Priscilla Esterline - and the second marriage for Ryan, who was previously married to Dennis Quaid.

5. Charlie says that last night The Bachelorette cut the most critical scene.

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Charlie Newling, who was last night eliminated from The Bachelorette after seemingly giving Ali Oetjen an ultimatum, says there was most definitely more to the story.

When Ali arrived in Sydney to meet Charlie’s family, he announced that wouldn’t be happening, because he believed Ali was dating three other men which was unacceptable but also rude.

According to Charlie, a critical scene was cut from last night’s episode that explained the actual reason Ali wouldn’t be meeting any of his family.

“It was a part you guys didn’t get to see,” the builder told Mamamia.

“I received a phone call late the night before from my family stating that my grandmother who is really sick had become critical and they had to rush to Newcastle to see her.

“Basically that’s how the conversation with Ali and me went and she was quite sympathetic towards that."

To read Charlie's full interview with Mamamia, you can read the original article here.