Jax Taylor Pens Emotional Tribute to His Late Fater

In December, Jax Taylor’s father died following a cancer battle. Cancer is the actual worst, folks.

Months later, on his late father’s birthday, Jax has taken to social media to share his thoughts on his dearly departed dad.

Jax was clearly able to be emotionally honest, because you can tell that he wrote this from the heart.

Jax Taylor’s father, Ronald Cauchi, is gone but not forgotten by his son.

On Tuesday, June 12, Jax posted a tribute to his father on Instagram.

“Happy birthday to my angel in the sky,” Jax writes. “I love you so much dad and I miss you more and more each day.”

Losing a loved one can get easier over time, but … not in just a few months.

“Since you have left you have changed me in so many ways,” Jax writes.

Recent stories about Jax have made it sound like he’s really thinking about what sort of person he wants to be.

Jax then adds: “Thank you for being my father.”

There is no good time to lose a loved one.

“My new goal in life,” Jax announces. “Is to be exactly the man you are to your family.”

He makes it clear that he is not the only one who thinks that his father was a good person.

Jax continues: “Jenny and I are still getting messages from your friends on what an incredible man you are…”

He adds elipses there at the end, showing that he is pausing to find the words. This is an emotional message.

“I am so f–king proud to be your son dad,” Jax writes.

That is so sweet.

His father is going to miss on some major life milestones.

“My only wish is that you could see me and Brittany on our wedding day,” Jax laments.”And meet your grandchildren.”

Jax and Brittany Cartwright are actually engaged. Like we said, it seems like he’s really stepping up.

Jax takes comfort in one thing: “But I know you will be with me in spirit and help guide me the rest of my life.”

That is so heartwarming to read.

“I love you dad…” Jax trails off again.

Even in print, sometimes deep and powerful emotions can be difficult to express.

“Until we see each other again, keep the fireball ready and the redwing game on.”

Jax ends his post on a seemingly alarming note.

“I’ll see you soon,” he writes. “Cheers pop.”

Despite his phrasing, we absolutely do not believe that Jax is expressing the expectation that he will die any time soon.

We think that he instead means that, in comparison to the vastness of eternity, the rest of his long and hopefully happy life will seem relatively short.

This is a sweet and tender message and shows how sensitive Jax can be as a person.

Not only was Jax’s father’s birthday this week, but Father’s Day is coming up right around the corner.

You know that this holiday celebration is going to be emotionally challenging for Jax.

Perhaps even surprisingly so. When you are grieving a loved one for that first year, sometimes you don’t always anticipate which days are going to have the strongest emotional impact.

Father’s Day is not one of the subtle ones. We’re sure that he’ll be with family — including his fiancee Brittany — to see him through the day.


Ariana Grande Pens Beautiful Tribute on Manchester Bombing Anniversary

Tuesday was the one year anniversary of the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing that left twenty-three people dead and hundreds wounded.

Ariana Grande had already performed a powerful trubute to the victims and her fellow survivors just two days earlier.

To mark the anniversary, she sent out a much more direct message.

Ariana tweeted from the heart, writing:

“Thinking of you all today and every day.”

Here she included a bee emoji, or beemoji. The bee is the symbol of Manchester.

“I love you with all of me.”

She is so good and so pure.

“And am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”

Ariana Grande tweet 1-year Manchester anniversary

There is no easy or perfect way to address a tragic terrorist bombing that left dozens of children injured or dead.

Some would just put up an image in memory of the fallen and of the shattered lives.

After all, there are situations for which words fail.

Others would pen a miniature essay, hoping that if they say enough, they can somehow live up to the gravity of the anniversary that they are mourning.

But Ariana kept her tweet short and simple. She said what she needed to say.

Besides, she had already said so much in a recent interview.

Last week, Ariana spoke to Time.

“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever.”

Trauma can last a lifetime.

“Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world.”

She is so sweet.

“I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day.”

Remember, she’s a fellow survivor of that terrible suicide bomber’s attack.

“I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it.”

We know that it might sound fake, but recovery from trauma is possible. But it takes time.

“But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”

Earlier this month, Ariana and Mac Miller broke up.

That is not in any way comparable to the trauma of surviving a terrorist attack, but that has to be on her mind, too.

However … she may have a distraction from her last relationship. In the form of her new relationship.

According to People’s report, they have been able to confirm that Ariana is casually dating Pete Davidson.

Pete is part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. In fact, when he joined, he was the youngest person ever cast on SNL.

He is also frequently brought up in internet arguments about which person on SNL is the most attractive, though he, like everyone else, generally loses to Kate McKinnon.

According to the reports, Ariana and Pete’s relationship has “just started.”

And it is said that “it’s very casual.”

The two were even spotted togther at the Billboard Music Awards.

“After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her.”


“They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”

This sounds so cute. Ariana Grande deserves good things.

We hope that she’s finding comfort on this very grim anniversary.


Derick Dillard: Degrading Jill Duggar in Birthday Tribute?!

These days, it seems that no matter what Derick Dillard does, he stirs up controversy.

We don’t mean to say that Derick is treated unfairly by fans.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

Der does his damnedest to stir the pot every chance he gets, and the majority of his social media followers let him off the hook simply because of the family he married into.

Of course, there’s a vocal minority who seem to take pleasure in calling Derick out every time he does something foolish like use his kid to make a political point.

And that’s how we wind up with daily D-Dill mini-scandals.

Today’s is pretty minor, but still serves as an excellent example of Derick’s ability to piss his followers off in increasingly subtle ways:

Thursday marked Jill Duggar’s 27th birthday.

Derick marked the occasion by posting the photo above alongside the following caption:

“Happy birthday to my wifey @jillmdillard! God has blessed me beyond measure to give me you as a wife and as a mother to our boys,” he wrote.

“I fall more in love with you every day! Love you baby!”

Seems innocent enough, right?

In fact, it’s hard to imagine how Derick’s birthday tribute could have possibly provoked outrage.

But if you’ve been following his recent string of controversies closely, you’ll know that some fans really don’t like it when Derick calls Jill “wifey.”

And as In Touch Weekly points out, some of these folks have been quick to express their displeasure on Derick’s Instagram page.

“Wifey is a derogatory term to some. May want to look that up,” wrote one such follower.

“Never say the word ‘wifey’ like that ever again,” commented another.

Needless to say, Derick has not addressed these concerns or removed the post because that’s just not how he rolls.

And in this case, he’s probably right to stand his ground.

Even if he knew damn well what he was doing when he busted out the “w” word.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Ian Somerhalder Pays Tribute to “Magical” (And Naked!) Wife

Ian Somerhalder wants the world to know two things about Nikki Reed:

1. She is an amazing woman.

2. She’s gorgeous! Especially when she’s wearing her birthday suit!

The former Vampire Diaries star paid tribute to his wife on the occasion of her first Mother’s Day as an actual mother on Sunday, posting a lengthy message that once again proved Somerhalder may have gone into the wrong profession.

As profound as they come, he should perhaps be a poet instead of an actor.

But the reason why Somerhalder’s Instagaram caption has gone especially viral is because it accompanied a photo of Reed naked.

Totally and completely, folks.

“No filter needed,” wrote Ian to open his tribute, adding of Reed:

“I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside.

“Nicole, you are the warmth of the sun, you are the light of the moon, you are the air in my breath and the ground beneath my feet.”

See, we told you Somerhalder should be a poet.

The lovely image, as you can see above, features Reed very far along in her pregnancy.

The famous couple welcomed its first child into the world last July, naming its little girl Bodhi Soleil.

Shortly after announcing her arrival to the world, Somerhalder explained that he and Reed were going to go social media silent for a month in order to fully embrace parenthood.

He also addressed his wife and wrote:

“Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us.”

Man, this guy is good.

In this latest tribute, Somerhalder continued as follows:

How lucky I am to witness you in your most natural and powerful state; as a mother. I’m so profoundly grateful to you for the great sacrifice, patience, will and strength to grow, nurture and push this tiny little angel into the world.

You inspire me every day to learn and alongside learning from you there is no doubt in my mind that we will be the parents we’ve always dreamed of being.

Happy 1st Mother’s Day honey. What a special day, like every day, to spend in the California sun with you and our cub.

Ian and Nikki have done an admirable job of keeping their daughter away from the spotlight.

They have not even released a photo of the precious bundle of joy just yet.

Reed and Somerhalder got married in April of 2015, taking fans by major surprise when they announced they had exchanged vows.

To celebrate two years later, the stars gushed over each other immeasurably online.

Wrote Ian at the time:

To the most amazing human in the world. Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I’ve ever known.

And then Reed:

Navigating the waters of life with you is the greatest and most rewarding adventure I’ve ever known. We climb, we grow, and we laugh at all of it. Thank you for being exactly who you are, and for loving all of me.

These two are so in love.

It’s inspiring.


Dwayne Johnson Pens Moving Mother’s Day Tribute to Lauren Hashian

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian have been together since 2008. Just last month, she gave birth to their second child.

For Mother’s Day, Dwayne honored her with a beautiful and lengthy tribute shared to Instagram.

We know that Dwayne is all about oral sex, but this gift came in the form of sweet words. This is a man of many facets and layers.

Alongside a photo of Lauren with their two young daughters, Dwayne writes:

“Happy Mother’s Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial, holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who’s holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia.”

That’s so cute.

“Both our daughter’s middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna.”

It’s good that he makes it clear that his lady love isn’t the only mother whom he is honoring at the moment.

“I’m in constant respect and grateful awe of all the things this incredible mama accomplishes on a daily basis. Here’s a fun small recap:”

First, he talks about the realities of being a mother to two very young children, one of whom is a newborn.

“Having a two and half year old and a newborn attached and clinging to her 24/7.”

Then, he very realistically addresses what it is like to be a parent to a toddler.

“Managing the wonderfully fun, Terrible 2’s with Jazzy.”

And then, of course, there is feeding Tiana.

“The ‘Hi, I need to eat every 3hrs and preferably from your boob’ (just like daddy;) with Baby Tia.”

To be clear, we don’t think that Dwayne is confessing to a lactation kink. He’s just saying that he had similar feeding habits as a baby. We think.

He continues to extoll her virtues by listing the many responsibilities that she handles.

“Managing multiple family properties.”

Dwayne is a wealthy man.

“Managing an ever growing staff of family employees across the country.”

A lot of people just stay home while someone is away filming. Apparently, Dwayne’s whole family comes with him. Wow.

“Picking up the ENTIRE FAMILY, STAFF AND DOG and moving to multiple locations AROUND THE WORLD, throughout the year because of my filming and production schedule.”

It’s reported that Dwayne takes tens of thousands of pounds worth of gym equipment with him, and that’s just one part of the logistical nightmare that has to be transported.

“All while continuing to build an amazing career as a music and song writer/producer.”

He reminds people that he is familiar with talent, because he is constantly surrounded by it.

“As an artist and businessman myself, I recognize how incredibly hard this part is of her job is.”

He is in awe of her.

“She’s a brilliant visionary storyteller and lyrically gifted – all qualities that are hard to tap into when you’re managing this nonstop life of ours.”

This is so sweet.

“But she does it like a brilliant bad ass.”

“And here’s the best part and the thing I’m most proud of… “

It’s not just what she does, but how she does it.

“Lauren does it all with a big genuine smile and is truly, the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet.”

A good attitude can be a wondrous thing.

“People tell me all time after they spend time with her, ‘Lauren’s the nicest person I have ever met.'”

So he’s not the only one who thinks so.

“I always say, ‘Yes she is and being nice runs in our family… and so does kicking ass, so don’t ever get on her bad side’ Lol.”

Dwayne Johnson Poses

“And finally – of all the human beings on this earth she could have as her partner – she chose me.”

He doesn’t give himself a lot of credit.

“One big, brown, bald, tattooed, very lucky SOB.”

We hope that she enjoyed her special day. Mothers with newborns don’t really get the day off. Because babies need to nurse.

“Happy Mama’s Day Lauren.”

That was such a heartfelt message.

“Take a bow and Queen it up – you’re an amazing mama and amazing mama’s make this world go around. “


Dwayne Johnson’s mother attempted suicide once when he was young. He knows how lucky children are to have a good and loving mother in their lives.

Also, he’s clearly head-over-heels for Lauren. They’ve been together for about a decade, and now she’s the mother of two of his children.

(He also has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage)

We hope that their entire family enjoyed Mother’s Day, but especially that Lauren did. We hope that she relaxed as much as possible.

It sounds like she’s earned it.


Jackson Roloff Birthday Tribute: Precious Pics Galore!

Little People, Big World Spoiler Alert: 

Jackson Kyle Roloff is a cutie!

Correction: He's a cutie patootie!

The first child for Zach and Tori Roloff, Jackson was born on May 12, 2017 and made a few headlines at the time because his parents talked openly about his dwarfism.

You should click on the link above to read more about what Zach has to say, it's interesting stuff.

And you should click through the photos below for totally adorable snapshots of little Jackson!

1. Jackson Loves Mickey

Jackson loves mickey
Is this the cutest photo ever of little Jackson Kyle Roloff? It’s gotta be a contender, right?

2. In His Crib

In his crib
Little Jackson Roloff is just hanging out in his crib in this cute photo, which was shared online by his mother.

3. I’m So Good at Peeing!

Im so good at peeing
Wrote Zach Roloff as a caption to this photo of his son: “Hi my name is Jackson! I like peeing when dad and mom are changing my diaper, eating, and sleeping. They say I have TaG abilities.”

4. Shhh…

Jackson roloff
…. the little guy is sleeping.

5. Daddy and Son

Jacob roloff holds jackson
Zach holds his child in this still image from a video he made to update fans on Jackson’s status.

6. Safe and Secure

Jackson kyle roloff
Even Jacob Roloff stopped by to meet his nephew. The estranged Little People, Big World star shared this photo on Instagram.

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Jeremy Roloff Birthday Tribute: Audrey Sure Loves Him A Lot!


Audrey Roloff is a very big fan of Jeremy Roloff.

This is stating the obvious, of course, mostly because Audrey and Jeremy are married with an adorable baby girl.

But let’s be honest:

There are plenty of couples in this situation who don’t exact exude affection for one another, right?

Jeremy and Audrey got married in September of 2014, though, and have basically spent the past four and a half years gushing over each other in one sense or another.

What’s their secret?

Reciting their marriage vows during sex, of course! (We’re not kidding. Click on that link to see what we mean.)

But also just being open and honest and turning their lives over to a higher power.

This sums up the basic themes of nearly every Jeremy or Audrey social media post, such as the #3sentencelovestory Audrey wrote about Jeremy in February.

It went as follows:

We were freshman in college when our good friends set up on a blind date before church, and from that day forward he was patiently persistent, I was stubborn and guarded.

After a two year friendship. he said “will you be mine” up on the railroad tracks, and that’s when we began 3-years of writing each other letters on our type writers while we endured a long distance relationship.

Our long-distance relationship ended in an unbreakable covenant on September 20th 2014, and since then we have continued to grow in oneness, Godliness, and more in love… always more.

So anyway: This is all a long preamble to say that Jeremy Roloff turns 28 years old today.

And, as you might expect, Audrey had some very nice things to say in honor of this occasion.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you babe (and happy 8 months to this cute little girlsie!),” wrote Audrey to open her birthday message, adding early in her caption:

“You are far more than I could have ever imagined a husband to be Jeremy. You are the love of my life, my best friend, my adventure partner, my confidant, my tech support, my comedic relief and so much more!

“From the beginning you’ve had such a strong connection with our daughter that makes my eyes water.”

Audrey continued to focus on Jeremy as a father, which is the most important role he’ll ever have, of course:

“I love seeing how engaged and content you are just playing with her, talking to her, and making her laugh.

“You are a steadfast and faithful man of God and you challenge me to be the best version of who God has called me to be.”

Audrey and Jeremy actually met on a blind date, an occasion Jeremy wrote about back in January.

“It’s been a wild and unexpected eight years,” Jeremy said at the time, adding a few months ago:

“We never get to choose where we end up, our daily choices choose for us. When we are old and grey I imagine the greatest thing will be looking back at the love story we have written.”

And this is how Audrey wrapped up her birthday tribute to the man she has known for well over a decade:

I am constantly amazed at your wisdom, and continually grateful for your humility and strength in leading our family. Thank you for loving us so well babe. ‘If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.”

I love you Farmer.

Pretty sweet stuff, huh?

We’d like to also send our best birthday wishes at this time to Jeremy Roloff, so here we go:



Jessica Alba: Husband Pens Moving Birthday Tribute

Jessica Alba is kind, beautiful, and incredibly talented. A lot of people love her, and with good reason.

But few know her so well or love her so much as her husband, Cash Warren.

Over the weekend, he penned a beautiful birthday message to her that will make you believe in love again.

April 28 was Jessica Alba’s birthday, and this stunning actress turned 37 years old.

Cash wrote a touching tribute to his wife as she snuggled with the couple’s daughters.

(They have three children; Jessica Alba gave birth to their third child on New Year’s Eve, 2017)

“I wrote this last night :)”

Posting to Instagram, his heartwarming message has an endearingly earnest emoticon before it truly begins.

“My love – It’s the eve of your birthday, you’re sleeping, our daughters are next to you in our bed, and I couldn’t think of a better time to write you a short note.”

That is such a sweet image.

“I say it every year, but I’ll never get used to how quickly time flies.”

It must be extra hard to process, since his wife looks at least a decade younger than she is.

“We can turn tiny moments into landmark events or we can accept that landmark events are simply fleeting moments.” 

That is so poetic.

“Either way, I’m slowly realizing there’s no real way to keep tabs on life….sadly.”

Clearly, he wishes that he could record and relive every single moment of their beautiful lives.

“The specific memories fade but somehow we’re able to hold on to the feelings those memories create.”

He’s talking about implicit memories in comparison with explicit memories, and also about lasting impressions. But, you know, more romantically.

“And those feelings shape who we are and who we’ll become.”

That’s very true.

Cash thanks his beautiful wife Jessica for her evocative qualities.

“If I could thank you for one thing on your birthday, I’d thank you for giving me all the feelings.”

Fortunately, he can thank her for many things on her birthday.

Just … not until she wakes up.

“Today marks the first day of your next year of life.”

It sure does.

“And I promise to continue to cherish our tiny moments and our landmark events…”

That is so sweet!

And he isn’t done yet.

(Here we see Jessica holding her youngest baby, Hayes)

Cash finishes the message with an adorable statement.

“Cheers to you and another 365 days of having all the feels!”

(Note that “all of the feels” is a common expression on social media for expressing being overwhelmed with emotion, often by entertainment media like television or video games)

Finally, he signs his message.

“Happy Birthday my babe!! – me”

That is so cute, so genuine, and so sweet.

That kind of love is exactly the kind of praise and adoration that Jessica deserves in her life.

She is an actress, a businesswoman, a model, and an activist. She’s also a wife and a mother.

More than that, she’s a good person who has had her low moments in life.

It is wonderful to see a happily married couple, when Hollywood marriages too often seem rushed and then doomed to fall apart.

Jessica Alba deserves the world.