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

1. Apparently Princess Eugenie was “upset” at Meghan Markle for not attending her wedding reception.

When Meghan Markle attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding, it was unbeknownst to the world at the time that the Duchess was ‘with baby’.

For perhaps that reason and the fact that she and Prince Harry were set to fly to Australia to start their royal tour three days later, Meghan Markle did not attend the Princess’ evening wedding reception.

Because one – she was probably really tired and two – it’s not like she could have participated in the festivities.

However, now according to The Telegraph, a source close to Eugenie has said that the newlywed was “upset” with Meghan’s absence.

Instead she had to contend with only Prince Harry’s company, who apparently did participate in a tipple. But Eugenie reportedly wanted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to make an appearance as a couple.

And now we know the media loves a bit of salacious royal gossip, given the fact that this new tidbit follows the latest reports of Meghan Markle harassing staff with texts and 5am wake up calls, as well her apparent ‘feud’ with her sister-in-law, Duchess Catherine, we think we’re going to chalk this one up to a rumour.

But what would we know?

2. Bride and Prejudice’s Jess hasn’t spoken to mother-in-law Fatima since the wedding.


Last week on Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Weddings, Jess and Seyat finally tied the knotdespite Seyat’s mother Fatima disapproving of their relationship.

And now, despite Fatima sitting through the couple’s wedding, it seems Jess and Fatima’s relationship hasn’t improved.

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Speaking to Who magazine, Jess said she hasn’t had any contact with her mother-in-law since the ceremony.

“Unfortunately there hasn’t been much of a change with my in-laws,” she said.

“I haven’t had much, if any, contact with Seyat’s mum after the show finished filming.”

In an attempt to make peace with Fatima, 21-year-old Jess sent her mother-in-law a bouquet of white roses.

“Fatima mentioned to me that she didn’t see Seyat and me as having a real marriage,” Jess added.

3. Um. Mel B just admitted to keeping the tattoo of her ex-husband she sliced off.

Mel B and ex husband Stephen Belafonte. Image: Getty.

Look, we're all guilty of hanging on to something from a past relationship for longer than we should. Maybe a photo, or thread of text messages, or a special note he/she wrote before things hit the proverbial fan.

But none of our relationship souvenirs come even close to Mel B's.

The Spice Girls singer told a British chat show this week that she's clinging on to a tattoo of her ex-husband's name. A tattoo that she had surgically sliced from her own body, and now keeps stored in a jar.

Which is... fine?

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Mel B filed for divorce from her film producer husband, Stephen Belafonte, in March 2017, and has since alleged she suffered abuse during their decade-long marriage.

The tattoo in question ran down her side and read: "Stephen till death do us part you own my heart".

"[The surgeon] did a cut of just his name and I keep it in a jar, which I know is a bit strange," the 43-year-old told Loose Women. "But it's at the top of my wardrobe, and I know it's off my body."

4. “You do absolutely get over it.” Jennifer Aniston on how she moved on from her divorce to Justin Theroux.

justin theroux jennifer aniston gentle separation
Image: Getty.

Three years on from their split, Jennifer Aniston has opened up about how she moved on from her former husband Justin Theroux.

"It takes a lot of therapy but you do absolutely get over it," the 49-year-old told Us Weekly.

An insider close to the actress also told the magazine that Aniston is "really enjoying life".

"She believes that whatever her path is, it will present itself the way it should," the source reportedly told the magazine.

Back in August, the former Friends star spoke out about the split.

"First, will all due respect, I'm not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions," Aniston told InStyle.

"No one knows what's going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don't know what I've been through medically or emotionally."

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5. The one clause that makes it wildly clear why you shouldn’t go on The Bachelor.

Warner Bros. are currently looking for contestants for next year’s season of The Bachelor and uh, if you’re single and fancy finding love (and Insta followers) on a TV show, we are here to warn you: Don’t.

Besides the fact that the application process is pretty weird (It asks: “when did you last cry and why?” and questions if you’re afraid of heights – presumably so they can exploit this and send you bungy jumping), we’ve also trawled through the terms and conditions contestants must agree to in order to appear on the show and it is a bit… problematic.

Just in case you were not convinced appearing on the Bachelor was like signing your life away, we present Clause 15:

the bachelor terms and conditions
Image: Warner Bros.

Now, we must say we enjoy that they use "exploit" and "exploiting" throughout this clause. It is very self-aware.

The clause states that contestants must "acknowledge that the Producer may edit or adapt such footage in any way it sees fit."

Yes. Well.

This line says everything about why you shouldn't apply for a show like this, and we explain exactly why in our earlier post here.

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