Shanina Shaik finalises divorce

Shanina Shaik has finalised her divorce from DJ Ruckus.The Australian model and American music star, real name Gregory Andrews, parted ways in June 2019 after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later. Now, according to legal p…

Shanina Shaik has finalised her divorce from DJ Ruckus.

The Australian model and American music star, real name Gregory Andrews, parted ways in June 2019 after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later.

Now, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ, a Los Angeles judge has now signed off on their settlement, with Shaik and Ruckus to be legally separated on 23 January.

The 28-year-old cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing and requested spousal support. It’s not known whether her request was granted.

Meanwhile, Shaik took to Instagram in late November to share that she was dating again following her difficult split.

“Reflecting on this year… I will admit this was the hardest year of my life. I was dealing with the biggest heartache. So many things I wish I could share with all of you, but I choose to keep my personal stories close to my heart and heal. After dealing with a huge loss in my life, I GAVE UP ON LOVE (broken heart emoji). I didn’t want it or believed that a true love could exist,” she wrote alongside a black-and-white snap of her hand holding her new beau’s. “I was broken… You took me by surprise and made me believe that a BEAUTIFUL love exists! It’s kind, supporting, romantic and friendly. You’re my best friend! Throughout my heartache, you stood by me and I’m thankful for you. Thank you for making me believe in love again. I’m thankful I have you… to call you mine.”

Shaik did not name or tag her boyfriend in the message.

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Shanina Shaik pokes fun at New Year’s resolutions after tough year

Shanina Shaik has poked fun at reflective New Year’s resolutions after a tough 12 months.The Victoria’s Secret model parted ways with music star DJ Ruckus back in June after one year of marriage, with the Australian beauty filing for divorce a month la…

Shanina Shaik has poked fun at reflective New Year’s resolutions after a tough 12 months.

The Victoria’s Secret model parted ways with music star DJ Ruckus back in June after one year of marriage, with the Australian beauty filing for divorce a month later.

Yet, the 28-year-old was still able to take a playful dig at those who are sharing their typical New Year’s resolutions on social media, and took to Instagram to mock the reflective posts.

Sharing a meme which featured The Devil Wears Prada’s fictitious editor Miranda Priestley, played by Meryl Streep in the 2006 movie, looking unimpressed, the text read: “Let me guess? You’re going to cut all the toxic people out of your life, go to the gym, make more money, and focus on you in 2020?

“Groundbreaking,” it sarcastically concluded.

Following the breakdown of her marriage, Shanina’s year went from bad to worse when she broke the news that the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which she usually stars in, had been cancelled by bosses at the lingerie brand.

However, she’s been teasing fans on Instagram about a new mysterious man in her life, and previously opened up about how she felt she would never find love again.

“Reflecting on this year… I will admit this was the hardest year of my life. I was dealing with the biggest heartache. So many things I wish I could share with all of you, but I choose to keep my personal stories close to my heart and heal,” the brunette beauty wrote in November, before directly addressing her new beau. “I was broken… You took me by surprise and made me believe that a BEAUTIFUL love exists! It’s kind, supporting, romantic and friendly. You’re my best friend!”

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Shanina Shaik: ‘I’ve been turned away from casting calls over my skin colour’

Shanina Shaik has been rejected from casting calls in Europe because of her skin colour.The model, who has Pakistani, Saudi, and Lithuanian heritage, was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. But while Shanina is now one of the most-sought after nam…

Shanina Shaik has been rejected from casting calls in Europe because of her skin colour.

The model, who has Pakistani, Saudi, and Lithuanian heritage, was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.

But while Shanina is now one of the most-sought after names in the industry, in an interview for the January 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, she opened up about the prejudices she has faced since launching her career in 2009.

“I remember going to castings in Europe and getting turned away because of my skin colour,” the 28-year-old recalled. “That was only six years ago… There’s still some jobs I don’t book because I don’t fit into a certain category. I’ve had to bang down so many doors for people to understand and embrace me.”

The Victoria’s Secret Angel went on to explain that she’d had to convince agents and clients to book her for jobs, and even left her home country to try and land more work in New York because she “didn’t look like an average Australian girl”.

“They said I was never going to be a high-fashion model and that I’d never do runways,” she commented. “Agents, clients… they all told me the same thing. I would go to castings and never get the jobs that I wanted, and it really affected me – especially as so much of it was because I look so mixed.”

And while the brunette beauty acknowledges that the fashion business is “moving towards a better future”, she also insisted there is still a long way to go until everyone feels represented and included.

“The fashion industry has to find a voice. Look at Halima Aden – she’s had a huge impact. Beauty doesn’t just have to be one segment or category – it should be international. Why does it matter what colour your skin is? It should matter who you are,” the star added.

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Shanina Shaik dating again following difficult divorce

Shanina Shaik has found love again following her difficult divorce from DJ Ruckus.The Australian model and the American music star parted ways in June after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later. However, Shaik took to Inst…

Shanina Shaik has found love again following her difficult divorce from DJ Ruckus.

The Australian model and the American music star parted ways in June after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later.

However, Shaik took to Instagram on Thursday morning to upload a Thanksgiving Day post, in which she revealed she is in a new relationship.

“Reflecting on this year… I will admit this was the hardest year of my life. I was dealing with the biggest heartache. So many things I wish I could share with all of you, but I choose to keep my personal stories close to my heart and heal. After dealing with a huge loss in my life, I GAVE UP ON LOVE (broken heart emoji). I didn’t want it or believed that a true love could exist,” the 28-year-old wrote alongside a black-and-white snap of her hand holding her new beau’s. “I was broken… You took me by surprise and made me believe that a BEAUTIFUL love exists! It’s kind, supporting, romantic and friendly. You’re my best friend! Throughout my heartache, you stood by me and I’m thankful for you. Thank you for making me believe in love again. I’m thankful I have you… to call you mine.”

Shaik did not name or tag her boyfriend in the message. However, she indicated his name begins with the letter ‘P’, as she concluded the post with their initials and a red heart emoji.

The brunette beauty’s social media announcement quickly drew the attention of many of her celebrity pals, with Bianca Balti writing, “You guys are so beautiful together,” and Olivia Culpo adding: “Aw I’m so happy for you my love.”

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Slick Woods attends Puma x Balmain launch following cancer news

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer. The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram…

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer.

The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram on Wednesday and reporters at The Shade Room subsequently claimed she had told them she was suffering from stage three melanoma cancer.

And Slick proved that she wasn’t letting her health battle get her down when she made a public appearance at the launch of fellow model Cara Delevingne’s clothing collaboration with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and sportswear giant Puma at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Dressed in black trousers, a baseball cap, sneakers and a denim jacket, she styled the look in an interesting way by securing the bottom buttonhole to the top button, exposing her shoulder, midriff, and green mesh vest top.

The launch was also attended by models Alessandra Ambrosio and Shanina Shaik and stars including Amber Heard, Eva Longoria, Bella Thorne, Machine Gun Kelly, and G-Eazy, who all sported pieces from the boxing-inspired collection.

The Savage x Fenty model referred to her medical treatment when she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue while out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends.

“How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald,” she wrote in the caption.

As fans expressed their shock at the news and sent their well wishes, Slick shared a picture of a pouting child and urged her followers to “stop treating me like a victim”.

Slick gave birth to a son named Saphir, who she shares with model Adonis Bosso, shortly after walking the Savage X Fenty show in September 2018.

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Devon Windsor designed two swimwear pieces for wedding celebration

Model Devon Windsor designed two new swimwear pieces to wear during her recent wedding weekend. The 25-year-old tied the knot with Johnny Barbara, co-owner of fashion label Alexis, at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on the Caribbean island of St Bart…

Model Devon Windsor designed two new swimwear pieces to wear during her recent wedding weekend.

The 25-year-old tied the knot with Johnny Barbara, co-owner of fashion label Alexis, at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on the Caribbean island of St Barths on 16 November in front of guests including Olivia Culpo, Georgia Fowler, Shanina Shaik, and Cara Santana.

The day before the wedding, the couple hosted a party at a beachside restaurant and Windsor made sure she stood out from the crowd by wearing white pieces she had designed for her swimwear line Devon Windsor Swim, which she launched earlier this year.

“Being a new swimwear designer, I worked closely with my mother-in-law, now-husband, and sister-in-law to design the most intricate hand-embellished pearl and sequin swimsuit that took multiple days of just bead application alone at their atelier,” she explained to Bazaar Bride. “The coverup for my first look also had French macrame lace and French embellished lace trim all framed with pearls to tie in my swimsuit. The second look was an embroidered lace look with high-waisted bottoms that had a detachable skirt flowing down the back and a halter top. Both looks were all white and made me feel so, so special.”

For the ceremony itself, the model turned to Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, who created a sheer, floral lace white gown and a veil with matching lace trim.

“I have always been obsessed with his couture and bridal gowns. His attention to detail is unlike anyone I have ever seen. My first gown was an off the shoulder, long-sleeved lace gown that had a long train,” Devon gushed.

The Victoria’s Secret star later changed into another Murad design – a delicate beaded dress – for the reception.

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Devon Windsor weds

Devon Windsor is a married woman.The 25-year-old tied the knot with fiance Johnny Dex Barbara at a church in St. Barths on Saturday, in front of guests including Olivia Culpo, Georgia Fowler, Shanina Shaik, and Cara Santana. Devon wore a sheer, floral …

Devon Windsor is a married woman.

The 25-year-old tied the knot with fiance Johnny Dex Barbara at a church in St. Barths on Saturday, in front of guests including Olivia Culpo, Georgia Fowler, Shanina Shaik, and Cara Santana.

Devon wore a sheer, floral lace white gown by Zuhair Murad, which featured intricate detailing on her torso and chest, a long white veil, and her blonde hair in loose waves.

The newlyweds posed for photos with their guests after the intimate ceremony and smiled at the locals who had gathered outside of the church.

Devon later changed into a white one-piece embellished bathing suit for pictures with her new husband on the beach in St. Barths, before partying with friends and family.

The model posted a snap on Instagram confirming the news, showing her wearing a personalised white bikini that read, “MRS. BARBARA.”

Shanina shared videos from the big day on her Instagram Stories too, with one clip depicting the happy couple just about to cut their wedding cake, with Johnny carrying his new wife.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel later posted videos from the boozy bash, which featured the model doing tequila shots with Sports Illustrated beauty Olivia.

Devon and Johnny spent the days leading up to their picturesque wedding spending time with their loved ones on the Caribbean island, with the bride-to-be also finalising the details of the ceremony.

“So much joy seeing all my friends coming in for my wedding!! Thank you for coming all over the world for this weekend!” she wrote alongside a clip of her walking on the beach.

Devon became engaged to businessman Johnny in June 2018 after two years of dating.

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Devon Windsor to wed this weekend

Model Devon Windsor is set to wed this weekend in St. Barths.The Victoria’s Secret beauty will tie the knot with her fiance Johnny Dex on the picturesque Caribbean island in the coming days, with guests expected to include a number of the model’s frien…

Model Devon Windsor is set to wed this weekend in St. Barths.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty will tie the knot with her fiance Johnny Dex on the picturesque Caribbean island in the coming days, with guests expected to include a number of the model’s friends, including Shanina Shaik.

The bride-to-be has been documenting the run-up to her big day on Instagram, as she finalises the details of the ceremony with Dex.

“So much joy seeing all my friends coming in for my wedding!! Thank you for coming all over the world for this weekend!” she wrote alongside a clip of her walking on the beach.

Windsor then shared a video of the soon-to-be husband and wife driving to their wedding rehearsal.

“We’re on our way, don’t mess up!” the model laughed.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Windsor and Dex enjoyed quality time with their families in Guadeloupe before jetting to St. Barths.

The 25-year-old became engaged to the businessman in June 2018 after two years of dating.

He popped the question to Windsor in an elaborate proposal in the Bahamas, taking her on a plane ride over a private beach, where “Marry Me” was spelled out in rose petals on the sand.

Last week, she shared a sweet video of when she and Dex obtained their marriage licence. Beaming as they left a courthouse, Windsor was wearing a white blazer and matching miniskirt with a beaded headband, while her fiance looked dapper in a powder blue suit.

“First comes love then comes… marriage license!!! Step one, done! Next up…’, she wrote on Instagram, alongside bride and groom emojis.

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Shanina Shaik considered quitting modelling ‘many times’

Shanina Shaik has “wanted to give up” on her modelling career many times.The Australian beauty moved to New York City as a teenager to achieve her dream of becoming a model and made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, before scoring her breakth…

Shanina Shaik has “wanted to give up” on her modelling career many times.

The Australian beauty moved to New York City as a teenager to achieve her dream of becoming a model and made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, before scoring her breakthrough in 2011 when she was cast in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Despite her success, Shanina has admitted to Vogue Australia that she has considered quitting the modelling industry many times in the past.

“Honestly, there are so many times where I’ve wanted to give up! I’m like, ‘I might quit modelling now… I don’t know.’ But having people around you who really care about you definitely keeps you going,” she candidly confessed.

The 28-year-old, who appeared on Australian reality show Make Me a Supermodel, added that she had to prove her critics wrong at the start of her career because they thought she couldn’t do high fashion.

“At the beginning of my career, a lot of people thought I was quite commercial and that I couldn’t do high fashion, so that gave me a lot of insecurities,” the star continued. “Then I had this one amazing year where I booked Victoria’s Secret, which had always been a huge goal of mine. And I walked for the Chanel show too. It felt good to prove people wrong, but it also showed me how important it is to believe in yourself and have a good team.”

Shanina recently moved to Los Angeles and is pursuing an acting career, having scored a role in Greed alongside Steve Coogan and Isla Fisher.

“It was quite different to modelling, but I really enjoyed the process of it,” she said of the shoot. “I think being on camera so much helps in some way, but it’s not just still imagery. With acting, you’re constantly moving and being seen from every angle – you can’t hide!”

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Lais Ribeiro engaged to basketball star Joakim Noah

Lais Ribeiro is engaged to professional basketball player Joakim Noah.The Brazilian model, who is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that her beau, who she began dating in Septem…

Lais Ribeiro is engaged to professional basketball player Joakim Noah.

The Brazilian model, who is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that her beau, who she began dating in September 2018, proposed to her during the recent Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Posting a photo of the proposal, Lais, 28, wrote: “I’m a bit late for Burning Man pics and of course I didn’t touch my phone for five days and I don’t have a single pic. But thanks to my Bff @jeromeduran he captured one of the best moments in my life!”

She added: “@stickity13 surprised me at my fav (favourite) place in the world and proposed. And I couldn’t be happier! We are getting married guys.”

Meanwhile, Joakim uploaded two sweet photos of himself and Lais at the festival.

“Proposing to you was the easiest decision of my life,” the 34-year-old gushed in the caption. “Seeing that smile riding the playa at the burn… I will never forget that… I know you know because I tell you every day. I love u (you). On another note, this wedding is about to be lit.”

Following the happy news, a number of Lais’s fellow models posted congratulatory messages.

Jasmine Tookes wrote, “FINALLLLLLY YAYYYAYAY (sic),” while Shanina Shaik stated, “So happy for you babe!! Love you!!!!”

And Josephine Skriver added, “Congratulations!! Couldn’t be happier for you guys. Welcome to the engaged club! Love you guys so much!!!”

Lais, who has a 11-year-old son named Alexandre, previously dated basketball player Jared Homan.

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