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Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Jackie Gillies reveals the reason why she is quitting the show

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Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies has announced she is quitting the show to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben.

The reality TV star, 39, told Stellar that she was confident in her decision to put a pause on the show and to grow their family in their hometown of Newcastle in NSW.

She revealed to the publication that she is on her fourth round of IVF and that she kept her treatments under wraps because she felt she’d be judged. 

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest’: In this week’s Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest to who I am. And since I’ve started telling people, everyone has been so supportive,’ the ever-positive personality said.

She also said that her time in the South African jungle on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity back in 2018 helped her realise she wanted to be a mother.  

The medium added that while her physic abilities do not show her everything that will happen in life, she knew motherhood was for her.

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process 

‘Do I know I’m definitely going to have children? From the depths of my heart, yes. But what I haven’t been prepared for is the way it was going to come.’  

Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process. 

Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child.

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child

The brunette beauty, who inspired by comedian Amy Schumer and her IVF story, explained that she is speaking up about her journey to help other women not feel burdened by it.

‘The biggest thing I’ve learnt… is to never hide things. When you talk, it’s like you become lighter. And please don’t feel like you’re not good enough. Because you are enough. It’s OK. It’s not your fault,’ she said.

The Croation-born beauty has starred on every season of Arena’s Real Housewives of Melbourne since 2014. 

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week’s Stellar magazine 

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Bachelor’s Brittany Hockley on mental health amid coronavirus

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Former Bachelor star and radiographer Brittany Hockley spoke candidly about her mental health struggles, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing her Instagram fans on Sunday, the 32-year-old said she’s ‘cried many times’ over the uncertainty of the situation, and has felt ‘scared, stressed and tired’.

Ending the post on a positive note, the Sydney-based TV personality reminded her followers that ‘it’s okay to not be okay’ and ‘we are all in this together’.

'I've cried many times': Bachelor star Brittany Hockley (pictured), 32, revealed her struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic in an Instagram post on Sunday

'I've cried many times': Bachelor star Brittany Hockley (pictured), 32, revealed her struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic in an Instagram post on Sunday

‘I’ve cried many times’: Bachelor star Brittany Hockley (pictured), 32, revealed her struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic in an Instagram post on Sunday 

Alongside a photo of her bikini-clad self looking out into the distance, Brittany began: ‘Just out here looking for 2021 like… Today, I want to tell you that it’s okay to not be ok.’ 

The brunette went on to say that while it’s all well and good to focus on your physical health while at home, your mental health is just as important.

‘As a mental health advocate, I’m here to remind you that with everything going on, every single person is struggling, everyone is facing things they haven’t before and never imagined they would face. We are all facing so much uncertainty,’ she said.

‘I am scared, stressed, tired, worried. My motivation is at an all time low right now, and I’ve cried many times,’ she continued. 

Sending positivity: Brittany said that while physical health is all well and good, mental health is just as important. She reminded fans to also remember that it's 'okay to not be okay' and 'we are all in this together'

Sending positivity: Brittany said that while physical health is all well and good, mental health is just as important. She reminded fans to also remember that it's 'okay to not be okay' and 'we are all in this together'

Sending positivity: Brittany said that while physical health is all well and good, mental health is just as important. She reminded fans to also remember that it’s ‘okay to not be okay’ and ‘we are all in this together’

Brittany urged her followers to reach out to friends and family if they’re feeling the weight of the world, and to check in on others.

‘There will be light on the other side, so if you’re reading this and are having a really hard day today, know that you are loved, not alone and you will be okay, because we are all in this together,’ she concluded. 

Fans of The Bachelor may not know that Brittany is also a radiographer, and previously revealed on Instagram what it’s really like to work inside a clinic treating patients with coronavirus (COVID-19).   

Earlier this month, Brittany shared a photo of herself dressed in scrubs, a surgical mask and plastic gloves, alongside a sobering caption.  

‘Stop being idiots. I get that the fact you can’t see it gives you a sense of confidence and comfort. But it’s real,’ she wrote, referring to the novel coronavirus. 

'Stop being idiots': Earlier this month, Brittany, who works as a radiographer, revealed what it's like to work at a clinic treating patients for coronavirus (COVID-19)

'Stop being idiots': Earlier this month, Brittany, who works as a radiographer, revealed what it's like to work at a clinic treating patients for coronavirus (COVID-19)

‘Stop being idiots’: Earlier this month, Brittany, who works as a radiographer, revealed what it’s like to work at a clinic treating patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The healthcare professional went on to explain she had witnessed extremely stressful situations while working at a clinic.  

‘Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the ‘treatment’ they are getting is disgraceful,’ she wrote. 

‘Yelling at healthcare workers because they are caught getting a drink of water (can guarantee it’s probably the first break they’ve taken in 12 hours) is disgraceful.’ 

She claimed doctors were telling her they were going without proper protective equipment while seeing patients. 

Upset: 'Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the 'treatment' they are getting is disgraceful,' Brittany wrote

Upset: 'Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the 'treatment' they are getting is disgraceful,' Brittany wrote

Upset: ‘Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the ‘treatment’ they are getting is disgraceful,’ Brittany wrote

‘I’ve had doctors write to me saying they have to see certain patients now without the right protective equipment because of the shortage, because people are stealing it and over buying it when they don’t need it.’ 

She finished her post by asking people to stop hoarding hand sanitiser, groceries, and ignoring the government’s advice. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.

The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 660,000 cases worldwide and more than 30,800 fatalities.

As of the evening of March 29, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 3,929 including 16 deaths.

Fame: Brittany starred on Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins' 2018 season of The Bachelor

Fame: Brittany starred on Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins' 2018 season of The Bachelor

Fame: Brittany starred on Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins’ 2018 season of The Bachelor

Pandemic: As of Sunday evening, thee have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths

Pandemic: As of Sunday evening, thee have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths

Pandemic: As of Sunday evening, thee have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths

 

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Jodie Comer believes her Killing Eve character Villanelle is starting to rub off on her

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Jodie Comer has revealed she believes her psychopathic Killing Eve character Villanelle is starting to rub off on her.

The actress, 27, has won widespread acclaim for her role in the BBC crime series and told how she admires how the character lives life by her own rules. 

She told The Mirror: ‘She may be a cold-blooded killer, but you can also ­appreciate that her victims perhaps deserve to die. She doesn’t kill people randomly, there’s a reason and conviction behind her actions.

Role: Jodie Comer, 27, has revealed she believes her psychopathic Killing Eve character Villanelle is starting to rub off on her

Role: Jodie Comer, 27, has revealed she believes her psychopathic Killing Eve character Villanelle is starting to rub off on her

Role: Jodie Comer, 27, has revealed she believes her psychopathic Killing Eve character Villanelle is starting to rub off on her

‘What I think resonates with women is her honesty and unfiltered reactions to others – she lives according to her own set of rules and does as she pleases. I admire that.’

The Liverpool native drew a comparison between herself and Villanelle, saying she also has learned to trust her instincts like her daredevil character. 

She said: ‘I believe in myself and I trust my instincts and sense of purpose. I’m not someone who plans things out in advance, so I rely on my faith that things will somehow work ­themselves out if I keep working hard. I ­believe in karma.’

It was recently announced that series three of Killing Eve will be released in the US two weeks earlier than planned on BBC America.

Character: Jodie has won widespread acclaim for her role in the BBC crime series and told how she admires how the character lives life by her own rules

Character: Jodie has won widespread acclaim for her role in the BBC crime series and told how she admires how the character lives life by her own rules

Character: Jodie has won widespread acclaim for her role in the BBC crime series and told how she admires how the character lives life by her own rules 

The hit thriller took to its Twitter to reveal that the third season will now debut on Sunday April 12 as they unveiled a new explosive trailer.

Yet British viewers were left disappointed by the news as a UK release date still remains unknown, with fans speculating it could be June.

The Killing Eve account wrote: ‘Ahhhhhhhhhhh. #KillingEve returns two weeks early, Sunday, April 12 at 9pm on @BBCAmerica and @AMC_TV.’ 

The programme also posted a new explosive first look at series three, which saw Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) alive and well after she was left for dead in series two by Villanelle.

Killing Eve has a tradition of ending each series with the fate of a main character in jeopardy, series one ended with Eve having stabbed Villanelle while series two concluded with the latter shooting the MI6 agent.

She said: 'What I think resonates with women is her honesty and unfiltered reactions to others ¿ she lives according to her own set of rules and does as she pleases. I admire that'

She said: 'What I think resonates with women is her honesty and unfiltered reactions to others ¿ she lives according to her own set of rules and does as she pleases. I admire that'

She said: ‘What I think resonates with women is her honesty and unfiltered reactions to others – she lives according to her own set of rules and does as she pleases. I admire that’ 

The cliffhanger finale of series two ended with Villanelle shooting Eve and leaving her for dead, after the assassin imagined living with Eve together in Alaska.

Co-showrunner Sally Woodward Gentle revealed that producers had considered if the duo should ‘do a Thelma and Louise’, but added: ‘Then what do they do?’

She told The Hollywood Reporter that Eve would ‘very quickly realise that she had been deluding herself about the reality of what that life would actually be’.

Sally said the already-announced third season would be ‘something that feels bold and different from the one before and you can explore big ideas’.

Killing Eve series three airs on April 12 at 9pm on BBC America and AMC TV.

Upcoming: It was recently revealed that the third season of Killing Eve will now debut on Sunday April 12 as they unveiled a new explosive trailer (pictured in September 2019)

Upcoming: It was recently revealed that the third season of Killing Eve will now debut on Sunday April 12 as they unveiled a new explosive trailer (pictured in September 2019)

Upcoming: It was recently revealed that the third season of Killing Eve will now debut on Sunday April 12 as they unveiled a new explosive trailer (pictured in September 2019)

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Ariana Grande wishes ‘literal angel’ Lady Gaga a happy birthday.. sparking collaboration speculation

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Ariana Grande paid tribute to Lady Gaga on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the Born This Way singer’s 34th birthday.

In the post, shared with Grande’s 178million Instagram followers, the 26-year-old pop star labeled Gaga a ‘literal angel’ and credited her for changing her ‘life in many ways.’

Ariana noted that she would tell Gaga ‘more about it later,’ which prompted fans to speculate about a possible collaboration between the superstars.

Birthday girl: Ariana Grande paid tribute to Lady Gaga on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the Born This Way singer’s 34th birthday

Birthday girl: Ariana Grande paid tribute to Lady Gaga on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the Born This Way singer’s 34th birthday

Birthday girl: Ariana Grande paid tribute to Lady Gaga on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the Born This Way singer’s 34th birthday

In conjunction with her caption, Grande posted a selfie-style portrait of herself and the Stupid Love songstress posing in what looked to be a recording studio.

She continued: ‘u make my heart feel so full and happy and understood @ladygaga. wishing u all the joy in the world today and every day ! have some pasta.’

Grande’s birthday tribute has since garnered over one million likes on Instagram.   

The speculation surrounding the pair’s potential collaboration comes days after Gaga took to social media to announce that the release of her fifth studio album Chromatica would be postponed.

Literal angel: In the post, shared with Grande’s 178million Instagram followers, the 26-year-old pop star labeled Gaga a ‘literal angel’ and credited her for changing her ‘life in many ways.’

Literal angel: In the post, shared with Grande’s 178million Instagram followers, the 26-year-old pop star labeled Gaga a ‘literal angel’ and credited her for changing her ‘life in many ways.’

Literal angel: In the post, shared with Grande’s 178million Instagram followers, the 26-year-old pop star labeled Gaga a ‘literal angel’ and credited her for changing her ‘life in many ways.’

She dropped the bomb on fans as she wrote: ‘I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. 

The record was slated for an April 10 release, but Gaga declared that she will ‘announce a new 2020 release date soon.’ 

She also made the shocking revelation that she was set to do a secret set at highly-popular California music festival , Coachella, which was scheduled over two weekends next month but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Postponed: The speculation surrounding the pair's potential collaboration comes days after Gaga took to social media to announce that the release of her fifth studio album Chromatica would be postponed; Gaga pictured in 2019

Postponed: The speculation surrounding the pair's potential collaboration comes days after Gaga took to social media to announce that the release of her fifth studio album Chromatica would be postponed; Gaga pictured in 2019

Postponed: The speculation surrounding the pair’s potential collaboration comes days after Gaga took to social media to announce that the release of her fifth studio album Chromatica would be postponed; Gaga pictured in 2019

Gaga explained: ‘I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together…

‘I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon!’

She last performed at the celebrity-filled festival as a headliner in 2017.  

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