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Sia, 44, breaks down is tears discussing her black teenage sons’ futures in America

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She became the mother of two teenage sons last year.

And Australian singer Sia became emotional on Tuesday while discussing the 19-year-old’s futures in Los Angeles – where she currently resides.

‘I’ve got these two children who could be f***king shot and killed tomorrow just for being black’ Sia, 44, said as she broke down in tears while speaking to DJ Zane Lowe on his Apple Music podcast.

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'They could f***king shot and killed tomorrow just for being black': Australian singer Sia, 44, (pictured in 2016) broke down in tears as she discussed her teenage sons' futures in America while speaking on DJ Zane Lowe's Apple Music podcast on Tuesday

'They could f***king shot and killed tomorrow just for being black': Australian singer Sia, 44, (pictured in 2016) broke down in tears as she discussed her teenage sons' futures in America while speaking on DJ Zane Lowe's Apple Music podcast on Tuesday

‘They could f***king shot and killed tomorrow just for being black’: Australian singer Sia, 44, (pictured in 2016) broke down in tears as she discussed her teenage sons’ futures in America while speaking on DJ Zane Lowe’s Apple Music podcast on Tuesday

Sia – whose real name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler – adopted two 18-year-old sons in 2019 because they were ‘ageing out of the foster care system’ and has since become a grandmother to ‘two babies’.

When Zane asked for Sia’s perspective on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, the songstress teared up as one of her sons fetched her a tissue box.  

‘I’m going to cry, that’s what’s going to happen right now,’ she began trembling while making quick, sharp inhalations.

Through tears, Sia admitted: ‘I’m embarrassed that it took me to adopt two black sons to really understand what they go through on a daily basis.’  

'I have two black sons who tell me how it really us': The Grammy-nominated artist said it was time to act and seek justice, and not just feel sad or guilty

'I have two black sons who tell me how it really us': The Grammy-nominated artist said it was time to act and seek justice, and not just feel sad or guilty

‘I have two black sons who tell me how it really us’: The Grammy-nominated artist said it was time to act and seek justice, and not just feel sad or guilty

Learning: During her wide-ranging chat, Sia said that her adopted sons had made her more aware of racial prejudice in the U.S. and her white privilege experience

Learning: During her wide-ranging chat, Sia said that her adopted sons had made her more aware of racial prejudice in the U.S. and her white privilege experience

Learning: During her wide-ranging chat, Sia said that her adopted sons had made her more aware of racial prejudice in the U.S. and her white privilege experience

‘We should be addressing this more than anything else, more than any dumb movie I am putting out, or any music I’ve ever loved,’ she added passionately.

The Grammy-nominated artist said it was time to act and seek justice, and not just feel sad or guilty.   

‘I know I’ve only ever experienced white privilege and I know that now and I’m fully aware… now I have these two black sons who tell me how it really us,’ she said. 

Sia also recalled one emotional conversation she had with her children, during which she told them: ‘I don’t want to see you in prison.

‘With your history and the colour of your skin, I don’t want to see you as that five percent that ends up in prison for life. I don’t want that for you.’ 

'I don't want to see them in prison': Sia admitted she was 'very scared' for her children's future and only wanted the best for them

'I don't want to see them in prison': Sia admitted she was 'very scared' for her children's future and only wanted the best for them

‘I don’t want to see them in prison’: Sia admitted she was ‘very scared’ for her children’s future and only wanted the best for them

'I'm a f**king grandma!' Sia has become a mother and a grandmother in the span of a year, after one of the teenage sons she adopted in 2019 recently welcomed 'two babies'

'I'm a f**king grandma!' Sia has become a mother and a grandmother in the span of a year, after one of the teenage sons she adopted in 2019 recently welcomed 'two babies'

‘I’m a f**king grandma!’ Sia has become a mother and a grandmother in the span of a year, after one of the teenage sons she adopted in 2019 recently welcomed ‘two babies’

Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May.

The musician, who almost always covers her face in public to maintain her anonymity, smiled as she expressed her love for her new family. 

The Adelaide-born singer did not reveal their names nor discuss them further. 

'They were ageing out of the foster care system': Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May

'They were ageing out of the foster care system': Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May

‘They were ageing out of the foster care system’: Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May

Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, the notoriously private star said of her adopted kids: ‘They had extremely traumatic lives and I had the resources to adopt them.

‘These boys both had lived in about 18 homes each in their 18 years and never had any stability.

‘They had extremely traumatic lives and I had the resources to adopt them and give them the resources to deal with their trauma and any therapy for their problems and the difficulty they’ve faced.’

Sia said that being ‘newly rich’ was ‘really weird and fun’ and had given her opportunities to help others.

'Traumatic': Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, the notoriously private star claimed her teenage sons had been in about 18 foster homes each before she adopted them

'Traumatic': Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, the notoriously private star claimed her teenage sons had been in about 18 foster homes each before she adopted them

‘Traumatic’: Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, the notoriously private star claimed her teenage sons had been in about 18 foster homes each before she adopted them

‘It means I can make a lot of peoples’ dreams come true, which is the best feeling ever, especially now I don’t drink or do drugs, so that’s the new high,’ she said.

Sia is currently isolating with her family in Los Angeles. 

She had first mentioned being an adoptive mother in January, when she told GQ she had ‘just adopted a son’. 

However, she did not disclose she had adopted two sons until four months later. 

Sia had first mentioned being an adoptive mother in January, when she told GQ she had 'just adopted a son'. However, she didn't disclose she had adopted two sons until four months later

Sia had first mentioned being an adoptive mother in January, when she told GQ she had 'just adopted a son'. However, she didn't disclose she had adopted two sons until four months later

Sia had first mentioned being an adoptive mother in January, when she told GQ she had ‘just adopted a son’. However, she didn’t disclose she had adopted two sons until four months later 

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Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian, 18, is straddled by leather-clad Irina Shayk, 34, in steamy campaign 

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He shot his first campaign for the beauty brand last summer.

And now, in a VERY sensual video for Pat McGrath’s new #DarkStarMascara (shot prior to the coronavirus lockdown), Damian Hurley, 18, appears alongside Irina Shayk, 34.

Elizabeth Hurley’s lookalike son is straddled by the leather-clad supermodel as they star in a steamy new campaign for the beauty brand. 

Steamy! Elizabeth Hurley's lookalike son Damian, 18, is straddled by leather-clad supermodel Irina Shayk, 34, as they star in a steamy new campaign for beauty brand Pat McGrath

Steamy! Elizabeth Hurley's lookalike son Damian, 18, is straddled by leather-clad supermodel Irina Shayk, 34, as they star in a steamy new campaign for beauty brand Pat McGrath

Steamy! Elizabeth Hurley’s lookalike son Damian, 18, is straddled by leather-clad supermodel Irina Shayk, 34, as they star in a steamy new campaign for beauty brand Pat McGrath

Sharing the video to Instagram Damian wrote alongside: ‘the breathtaking @irinashayk and I for my favourite Aunty @PatMcGrathReal, directed by the extraordinary #StevenMeisel.’ 

At first, only Irina is in view, but soon the racy clip shows the model wrapping her body around Damian as the leather clad pair intertwine while an intense heartbeat plays. 

At times, the pair gaze into the camera while elsewhere Damian can be seen resting with his eyes closed, appearing to be lost in the moment.

Irina caresses Damian’s head whilst wearing a pair of long leather gloves, while the teenager gently touches the top of her thigh with his bare hand.  

Sensual: In the VERY sensual video for Pat McGrath's new #DarkStarMascara (shot prior to the coronavirus lockdown) Irina wraps her body around Damian

Sensual: In the VERY sensual video for Pat McGrath's new #DarkStarMascara (shot prior to the coronavirus lockdown) Irina wraps her body around Damian

Sensual: In the VERY sensual video for Pat McGrath’s new #DarkStarMascara (shot prior to the coronavirus lockdown) Irina wraps her body around Damian

Proud mama! Elizabeth Hurley expressed her pride by sharing a screen-grab of the video alongside an adoring caption

Proud mama! Elizabeth Hurley expressed her pride by sharing a screen-grab of the video alongside an adoring caption

Proud mama! Elizabeth Hurley expressed her pride by sharing a screen-grab of the video alongside an adoring caption

Stunning: Irina's raven tresses are scraped back off her face and her eyelids adorned with striking eyeliner

Stunning: Irina's raven tresses are scraped back off her face and her eyelids adorned with striking eyeliner

Stunning: Irina’s raven tresses are scraped back off her face and her eyelids adorned with striking eyeliner

As the pair move, spoken word is read out: ‘I love her beauty, but I fear her mind’ – a quote from 19th century French writer Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal.

The author’s name is also read out, and is of particular note given that Stendhal’s syndrome is a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations, allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects or phenomena of great beauty   

Elizabeth Hurley’s model son Damian has certainly inherited his mother’s cool confidence in front of the camera. 

 

Racy: At first, only Irina is in view, but soon the racy clip shows the model wrapping her body around Damian as the leather clad pair intertwine while an intense heartbeat plays

Racy: At first, only Irina is in view, but soon the racy clip shows the model wrapping her body around Damian as the leather clad pair intertwine while an intense heartbeat plays

Racy: At first, only Irina is in view, but soon the racy clip shows the model wrapping her body around Damian as the leather clad pair intertwine while an intense heartbeat plays

In fact, the actress expressed her pride by sharing a screen-grab of the video alongside an adoring caption.

She wrote: ‘Proud Mama had to post this ravishing shot of my son @damienhurley with the gorgeous @irinashayk for the new @patmcgrathreal campaign shot by Steven Meisel.’

Irina shared the full video, writing: Major new #DarkStarMascara directed by the iconic #StevenMeisel for the legendary @patmcgrathreal! New must have.. alongside the most amazing beauty @damianhurley #PatMcGrathLabs.’ 

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James Van Der Beek mourns the loss of his mother Melinda

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James Van Der Beek is mourning the loss of his mother Melinda Van Der Beek following her passing at age 70.  

The actor, 43, broke the heartbreaking news on his Instagram account, where he paid a touching tribute to the woman who always believed in him.

‘Melinda Van Der Beek 1950-2020,’ James wrote with a purple heart and crucifix emoji. ‘My mom crossed over last week. Even though we knew this was coming – and had actually thought we were at the end nearly a year and a half ago – I’m still in shock. 

James Van Der Beek is mourning the loss of his mother Melinda following her passing at age 70

James Van Der Beek is mourning the loss of his mother Melinda following her passing at age 70

James Van Der Beek is mourning the loss of his mother Melinda following her passing at age 70

James described his mother as a positive influence on her gymnastics students and his own children.

‘I’m grateful she’s no longer in pain, I’m sad, I’m angry, I’m relieved… all at once and in different moments. Just trying to hold space and allow for it all. To thousands of kids, she was “Miss Melinda”, a gymnastics teacher with a big heart, a creative spirit and a mantra: “There’s no such word as can’t!” 

‘To my kids, she was Grammy M… a magical grandma with a big laugh and a basement full of costumes and Christmas lights. And to me… she was my mom. She gave me life. 

‘She taught me how to tumble. Drove me to my first auditions. She believed in me based on nothing but her own intuition and she passed on a craziness that has been crucial to not just my success, but my own personal happiness.’

The actor, 43, broke the heartbreaking news on his Instagram account, where he paid a touching tribute to the woman who always believed in him

The actor, 43, broke the heartbreaking news on his Instagram account, where he paid a touching tribute to the woman who always believed in him

The actor, 43, broke the heartbreaking news on his Instagram account, where he paid a touching tribute to the woman who always believed in him

'A magical grandma': James described his mother as a positive influence on her gymnastics students and his own children

'A magical grandma': James described his mother as a positive influence on her gymnastics students and his own children

‘A magical grandma’: James described his mother as a positive influence on her gymnastics students and his own children

'Drove me to my first auditions': Van Der Beek explained how supportive his mother had been throughout his life

'Drove me to my first auditions': Van Der Beek explained how supportive his mother had been throughout his life

‘Drove me to my first auditions’: Van Der Beek explained how supportive his mother had been throughout his life 

Despite the painful loss, James seemed to take comfort knowing his children and her students would have Melinda’s support from ‘the other side.’  

‘I don’t know what the grieving/healing process looks or feels like from here on out… all I know is anytime my kids – or any of her students – want to dress up, or get on a stage, or dance, or even just think of her… they’ll have a little extra love from the other side backing them up.’

The loss comes amid a difficult year for James and his family, who have already suffered two miscarriages this past year. 

James’ wife Kimberly suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage at 17 weeks last month, less than a year after enduring a miscarriage in November 2019. 

Aww: Among the photos in James' slideshow was an image of Melinda with his father James at DWTS

Aww: Among the photos in James' slideshow was an image of Melinda with his father James at DWTS

Aww: Among the photos in James’ slideshow was an image of Melinda with his father James at DWTS 

Adoring grandmother: Melinda was 'a magical grandma with a big laugh and a basement full of costumes and Christmas lights'

Adoring grandmother: Melinda was 'a magical grandma with a big laugh and a basement full of costumes and Christmas lights'

Adoring grandmother: Melinda was ‘a magical grandma with a big laugh and a basement full of costumes and Christmas lights’ 

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Gisele Bundchen shows off athletic prowess by posting her core strengthening workout

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 Gisele Bundchen has found her center.

The 39-year-old model took to her Instagram on Monday morning to share a video of herself impressively performing her core strengthening workout with her 16 million followers.

The routine consisted of several yoga-inspired workouts at 10 reps each including side plank hip dips, touch touches, and chest lifts.

Impressive: Gisele Bundchen took to her Instagram on Monday morning to share a video of herself impressively performing her core strengthening workout with her 16 million followers

Impressive: Gisele Bundchen took to her Instagram on Monday morning to share a video of herself impressively performing her core strengthening workout with her 16 million followers

Impressive: Gisele Bundchen took to her Instagram on Monday morning to share a video of herself impressively performing her core strengthening workout with her 16 million followers

She captioned the short video:  ‘Moving my body always makes me feel so good and, as many of you have been asking me to share my exercise routine, here goes one of my favorites to strengthen the core. 

‘I usually do 2 or 3 sets, depending on how I am feeling. I hope you like it! #ab #coreworkout #exercise #health #homeworkout [dance, flexed bicep, and fist emojis’

Gisele has quite a habit of documenting her workout routines as last week she shared a series of photos of herself doing yoga with her youngest child, Vivian Lake, seven.

Abs-olutely fabulous: The 39-year-old model did the routine which consisted of several yoga-inspired workouts at 10 reps each including a chest lift rotation

Abs-olutely fabulous: The 39-year-old model did the routine which consisted of several yoga-inspired workouts at 10 reps each including a chest lift rotation

Abs-olutely fabulous: The 39-year-old model did the routine which consisted of several yoga-inspired workouts at 10 reps each including a chest lift rotation

Strong: She captioned the short video: 'Moving my body always makes me feel so good and, as many of you have been asking me to share my exercise routine, here goes one of my favorites to strengthen the core'

Strong: She captioned the short video: 'Moving my body always makes me feel so good and, as many of you have been asking me to share my exercise routine, here goes one of my favorites to strengthen the core'

Strong: She captioned the short video: ‘Moving my body always makes me feel so good and, as many of you have been asking me to share my exercise routine, here goes one of my favorites to strengthen the core’

'I usually do 2 or 3 sets, depending on how I am feeling. I hope you like it! #ab #coreworkout #exercise #health #homeworkout [dance, flexed bicep, and fist emojis': She continued

'I usually do 2 or 3 sets, depending on how I am feeling. I hope you like it! #ab #coreworkout #exercise #health #homeworkout [dance, flexed bicep, and fist emojis': She continued

‘I usually do 2 or 3 sets, depending on how I am feeling. I hope you like it! #ab #coreworkout #exercise #health #homeworkout [dance, flexed bicep, and fist emojis’: She continued

Making a splash: One of her movements resembled swimming as she had a resistance band on her thighs

Making a splash: One of her movements resembled swimming as she had a resistance band on her thighs

Making a splash: One of her movements resembled swimming as she had a resistance band on her thighs

The supermodel took to social media on last week to share a series of photos of her little one doing yoga with her over the years as she reflected on how she is growing up.

The supermodel was seen performing a sun salute pose outside with an identical photo taken back in 2013 when Vivian was still a baby.   

‘My little yoga partner is growing so fast,’ she captioned the post. 

Just like mom! Gisele has quite a habit of documenting her workout routines as last week she shared a series of photos of herself doing yoga with her youngest child, Vivian Lake, seven

Just like mom! Gisele has quite a habit of documenting her workout routines as last week she shared a series of photos of herself doing yoga with her youngest child, Vivian Lake, seven

Just like mom! Gisele has quite a habit of documenting her workout routines as last week she shared a series of photos of herself doing yoga with her youngest child, Vivian Lake, seven

‘I love her more then words can express! #love #family #yoga 2013-> 2020.’  

The photos saw the supermodel’s mini-me doing yoga when she was just a baby compared with today at the age of seven. 

In the second, more recent image, the little girl can be seen wearing rainbow unicorn-pattern weddings, while her mother models a pair of gray Outdoor Voices leggings and a matching tee. 

Copying: An old photo taken in 2013 saw the little one do her best to copy her mom's poses

Copying: An old photo taken in 2013 saw the little one do her best to copy her mom's poses

Copying: An old photo taken in 2013 saw the little one do her best to copy her mom’s poses 

Got the hang of it! Vivian, now seven, is seen following in her mother's footsteps in the image, which sees Giselle wearing some Outdoor Voices leggings and a matching gray tee

Got the hang of it! Vivian, now seven, is seen following in her mother's footsteps in the image, which sees Giselle wearing some Outdoor Voices leggings and a matching gray tee

Got the hang of it! Vivian, now seven, is seen following in her mother’s footsteps in the image, which sees Giselle wearing some Outdoor Voices leggings and a matching gray tee

Back in April, Gisele shared another shot of herself doing yoga with her youngest child, as part of Vogue’s June/July issue that had 150 contributors share what they had been doing in self-isolation from COVID-19. 

‘I feel this is a very important time to go inward and reflect on what is most important,’ noted the 39-year-old Brazilian.

‘I have been reflecting a lot on my life; on how I can be the best version of myself and share, with others, things that have helped me,’ said the Devil Wears Prada actress.

‘Taking time to meditate, working out, doing breathwork when I feel more anxious, and spending quality time with my kids. My daughter, Vivi, is in this photo with me!’ 

Gisele was in a black outfit as she showed off a golden tan while her highlighted hair was pulled back. She had no makeup on.

Yoga pros: Gisele recently shared another photo of herself doing yoga with her mini-me

Yoga pros: Gisele recently shared another photo of herself doing yoga with her mini-me

Yoga pros: Gisele recently shared another photo of herself doing yoga with her mini-me

Taking a moment: 'I feel this is a very important time to go inward and reflect on what is most important'

Taking a moment: 'I feel this is a very important time to go inward and reflect on what is most important'

Taking a moment: ‘I feel this is a very important time to go inward and reflect on what is most important’ 

'Lunch is ready': Gisele posted this cute snap last week

'Lunch is ready': Gisele posted this cute snap last week

‘Lunch is ready’: Gisele posted this cute snap last week

Her daughter was in a floral swimsuit with her blonde hair pulled back.

The Brazilian model recently moved to Miami, Florida, with her husband Tom Brady and their two children, Benjamin Reign, 10, and Vivian Lake, seven. 

The move came as the NFL quarterback switched teams from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Gisele and Tom met in 2006 when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. 

They married three years later and welcomed Benjamin in 2009 and their daughter in 2012. 

Tom is also the father to son, John Edward Thomas, 12, who he amicably co-parents with ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan. 

Mom and dad: Gisele is married to Tom Brady. Together they share kids, Benjamin Reign, 10, and Vivian Lake, seven, with the NFL player also the dad to John Edward Thomas, 12 (pictured 2019)

Mom and dad: Gisele is married to Tom Brady. Together they share kids, Benjamin Reign, 10, and Vivian Lake, seven, with the NFL player also the dad to John Edward Thomas, 12 (pictured 2019)

Mom and dad: Gisele is married to Tom Brady. Together they share kids, Benjamin Reign, 10, and Vivian Lake, seven, with the NFL player also the dad to John Edward Thomas, 12 (pictured 2019) 

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