Andy Spade Releases Statement, Is in “Complete Shock” Over Kate Spade Suicide

Andy Spade has spoken out in great and heartwrenching detail about his estranged wife’s death.

The statement comes a day after we learned that world famous fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide inside her Park Avenue apartment in New York City.

She was 55 years old.

“Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years,” said Andy to open his lengthy message, which continues as follows;

“My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Andy and Kate were parents to a 13-year old girl.

And Andy is the brother of David Spade, who released his own statement on Tuesday night.

He went on to address his wife’s mental condition:

“Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives.

“We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock.

“And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.”

Andy says he and Kate had been living separately for close to a year.

They continued to dine together on occasion and remained a part of each other’s lives, however, for the sake of their child.

He references her in the next part of his statement:

Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family.

Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how.

We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.

Spade went on to shoot down any talk to the contrary, while emphasizing that his daughter is now his only concern.

“This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. [Kate] was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse.

There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter.

I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.

(According to multiple sources, Kate Spade left a suicide note that assured her child that she loved her and that her fate was not her fault.)

Concluded Andy:

My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.

Since Kate’s passing, a multitude designers, celebrities, fashion lovers and family members have been paying tribute online via photos, statements and personal memories.

We are all devastated by today’s tragedy,” a family statement read, according to The New York Times, adding:

“We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”

Our condolences go out to the Spade family and all affected by this tragedy.


Meghan Markle’s Exes: A Complete Rundown of the Future Royal’s Romantic Past

Well, the big day is almost upon us.

In just over a week, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle before the eyes of the world.

In many ways, it'll be just like every other royal wedding – loaded with pageantry, tradition, and probably a few dozen powdered wigs.

But we don't need to tell you Meg is not the typical royal bride.

She's American; she's a former actress; and – perhaps most controversially – she's been divorced.

In fact, unlike some of her more prim and proper predecessors, Meg has a rather extensive romantic history …

1. Young Meg

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Before hitting it big on Suits, Meg was just another young woman taking whatever work she could find in Hollywood. Like most up-and-coming model/actresses, she often found herself in some unusual positions.

2. What’s the Deal?

Deal us in
For a time, Meg was one of the “Briefcase Girls” on the popular game show Deal Or No Deal. But it wasn’t long before she rose through the ranks to become a legitimate actress.

3. Suit Up

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Before her relationship with Harry, Meghan was most familiar to Americans as one of the stars of the USA Network drama Suits.

4. Go-Getter

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Yes, she certainly didn’t waste any time in carving out a career for herself. And it seems Meghan applied that same level of ambition to her love life.

5. Rule-Follower

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Sources say Meg was a strict adherent of the controversal women’s dating guide entitled The Rules.

6. Meghan’s Men

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“Meghan used to quote The Rules all the time and really put it into practice with a number of her boyfriends,” says one insider. And those boyfriends were a motley crew, indeed …

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Jenelle Evans: Her Complete, Completely Insane Soulmate History!

Jenelle Evans has had a very, very eventful dating history.

And hey, that's fine. Well, fine-ish.

She's a woman in her mid-twenties, so it's normal for her to have had a good few boyfriends. No shade there whatsoever.

But what's not so normal is the way she dates these guys. Or the way she marries them. Or the way she gets impregnated by them.

Here, just check out this rundown of Jenelle's love life, you'll see what we mean …

1. Andrew Lewis

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Andrew is the first guy we ever saw Jenelle with — though we did only see him briefly. He is Jace’s father, and he only showed his douchey face in her 16 & Pregnant episode. Well, he made an appearance on Teen Mom 2 as well, long enough to take a paternity test. But shortly after Jace was born, Andrew split.

2. Kieffer Delp

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KIEFFAH!!! Jenelle met Kieffer in 2010, back when she was abandoning little baby Jace to party. They had a beautiful time together, stealing Barbara’s credit card for trips to New Jersey and smoking so, so much weed. Just so much.

3. Kieffer No More

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Unfortunately, Jenelle broke up with Kieffer in 2011. But then she got back together with him a couple of days later! But then they broke up again. This cycle went on for a while until …

4. Gary Head

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Jenelle got with Gary Head in 2012. At first he seemed like a good guy — he was a marine, he wasn’t constantly high like Kieffer always seemed to be.

5. Back to Kieffer

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After four months with Gary, she dumped him for Kieffer. Hey, the heart wants what it wants, and sometimes it wants your old felon ex, OK?

6. And Back to Gary

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After a couple of weeks back with Kieffer, Jenelle went back to Gary, and a couple of weeks after that, they were engaged. A month after that — for real, you can’t make this stuff up — they were both arrested for assaulting each other. And they say romance is dead!

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Audrey Roloff Baby Bump: It’s Nearly Complete!

Audrey Roloff is pregnant with her first child!

The Little People, Big World star is expecting a girl with husband Jeremy Roloff in September of 2017 and she has taken fans on a fun, special, blessed journey via social media ever since making this announcement.

Below, we've collected a number of Audrey Roloff baby bump photos, as we keep track of the status of her belly and count down along with other followers to the day when she becomes a mother.

We can't wait.

1. The Announcement

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Audrey broke the very exciting news to Little People, Big World this cute photo. (There’s a baby bump back there, we swear!)

2. At 13 Weeks

At 13 weeks
Audrey is just past her first trimester in this photo. And she’s positively glowing.

3. It’s a Girl!

Its a girl
Roloff shared this beautiful photo to alert the world to her child’s gender.

4. Halfway Home!

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Audrey is at 20 weeks here.

5. And Away It Goes

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Or away it GROWS perhaps we should say.

6. At 20 Weeks

At 20 weeks
She’s halfway there, folks!

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Bachelor in Paradise Star Calls Complete BS on Corinne Olympios

Simply put, Jasmine Goode thinks Corinne Olympios is a liar.

The former Bachelor suitor was in Mexico for Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise last week, meaning she has a unique perspective on what allegedly took place between Corinne and DeMario Jackson.

As nearly everyone knows by now, production on the ABC spinoff has been shut down as a result of what Warner Bros. has described in a statement as a report of “sexual misconduct.”

With new details continuing to come in and with the rumor mill endlessly churning, all we really know at the moment is that Olympios and Jackson were both very drunk when they started to hook-up in a pool.

A producer later told executives that it was unclear whether Olympios was sober enough to give consent, which has initiated an investigation and resulted in all cast members being sent home.

The allegation has likely resulted in the cancelation of Bachelor in Paradise as well.

Earlier this week, both Corinne and DeMario issued their first lengthy statements in response to the scandal, with Olympios making it VERY clear that she was taken advantage of.

“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4,” Corinne said, adding that she’s hired a lawyer and saying:

“Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place… As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.

“[I am looking to] obtain justice and [will be] seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”

Goode, however, is not having it.

In two separate interviews that went public on Friday, she called complete and utter BS on Corinne’s story.

“I don’t believe she was a victim or traumatized,” the reality star tells The Daily Mail, citing Corinne’s behavior on the day in question and adding:

“Not once did she complain or say she was upset with what happened in the pool with DeMario. She was laughing, having a good time.

“Even the day after, she was hanging out with DeMario and some other people in the hot tub. I honestly thought they were going to become a couple.

“She never, ever said one thing negative about DeMario. And she was never in danger, at least I never witnessed anything bad happening to her.”

Goode goes on to say she even walked by during Corinne and DeMario’s hook-up and the former casually said “hi” to her.

She also describes Jackson, who believes his character is being assassinated and who has also hired an attorney, as a “good” and “sweet” guy.

Elsewhere, Goode also spoke to E! News.

In this interview, she reiterates that Corinne was not victimized in any way… and even says she victimized a handful of men on the Bachelor in Paradise set.

“The day of the incident under investigation, Corinne did not display any change in behavior from what was observed by the cast on her season of The Bachelor,” Goode tells E!.

She continues, adding new details and fuel to this controversial fire:

“Corinne forced herself on three male cast members, when they were unable to consent, in addition to engaging with DeMario.

“After the incident everything seemed fine. There was no mention about being hurt.

“However, when producers tried to cut her off from drinking, she got upset and said, ‘Watch, watch what I’m gonna do.'”

Goode also defended the show’s producers, saying no one is forced to drink or engage in any behavior against their will.

She says these employees are often checking on the stars to make sure they are “comfortable” with everything.

Could Goode be lying? Yes.

Could Olympios be lying? Yes.

We have no reason to take either side. We’re just reporting what’s been said.

Olympios’ attorney, Marty Singer, meanwhile, replied to this latest twist by saying the following to E! News:

“Several cast members and producers have come forward confirming the facts disclosed by my client.

“If nothing improper occurred on the set of Bachelor in Paradise, why was the production shut down within two days of production?

“Shutting down production of a television series is almost unheard of.

“The investigation and subsequent shutting down of the series was initiated based on complaints made by producers on the set of Bachelor in Paradise.”

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At the end of the day, all we can do is wait.

It’s difficult not to wonder and speculate, but the investigation will be complete at some point and we’ll know a lot more at that time.