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An Instagram User Tried To Shame Adrienne Houghton For Not Having Children And Latinas (And Her Husband) Rose To The Occasion

Adrienne Houghton is being shamed for not having children, and her husband is not having it. On Sunday, The Real co-host posted a boomerang on Instagram of her and partner Israel Houghton sharing a sweet kiss on their wedding day three years ago during a Seine River boat ride in Paris. 

Houghton’s post quickly generated a discussion about mom-shaming after one user made a comment.

“The best yes. 11:11. I love you more than ever,” the 35-year-old actress captioned the post. “Best decision I’ve ever made. There will never be another. You and me. Eternally,” Houghton, 48, responded in a comment.

The charming visual, which showed the Eiffel Tower in the background, mostly received kind, congratulatory remarks. However, because someone always has to rain on happy people’s parade, there was one troll who questioned why after three years of marriage Houghton hasn’t yet had a baby.

“3 years and no kids,” commenter @tysonleelee wrote, adding a few sad emojis.

There’s so much wrong with the unsolicited statement. To start, it’s intrusive. Just because the Puerto Rican-Ecuadorian celebrity is in the public eye doesn’t mean her private life is open for comment or questions. Even more, it’s insensitive. The commenter has no idea if Houghton and Houghton have been trying to have children, and remarks like such could feel like jabs during their struggle to reproduce. Finally, it’s sexist. Womanhood isn’t tied to motherhood. Houghton, who is a stepmother to Houghton’s four kids from a previous marriage, doesn’t need to bear children simply because she is in a relationship. Women’s autonomy means making our own reproductive choices, which includes deciding whether we, not observers, want to get pregnant or carry pregnancies to term. 

As can be imagined, most people came to Houghton’s defense.

“Can you believe it? People actually get married bc they want to be together and spend as much time enjoying each other’s company,” one commenter responded, suggesting that not all couples get together to form larger families. “There is no time limit on kids and marriage. They are happy and in love. That’s all that matters,” another replied.

Still, no answer was as comprehensive or potent as hubby Houghton’s clap back.

“Tyson, my brother. Do you really want this smoke right now,” the Christian musician started his rant. “I’m gonna let you go and find something worth worrying about. In the meantime, and in-between time: May I suggest perhaps an online etiquette class? Couple things you don’t inquire about — women’s age, women’s weight and as someone eloquently put it in these comments — unless invited STAY OUT of a women’s uterus.”

Houghton, who also noted that people never know a couple’s private struggles with starting or expanding families, politely told the commenter to worry about his own life and be kinder and gentler to people.

“Maybe find a girlfriend or a wife and worry yourself to your heart’s content about her pregnancy journey and plans,” he said. “By the way, when we do announce a pregnancy, I expect nothing but polite well wishes from you. If you’re planning anything other than that, thou shalt be blocked life. May the Lord God bless you real good as you go find a good thing/wife. Thanks.”

Houghton, who also compassionately responded saying she and her man are madly in love and are in no rush to have children together, has in the past spoken out about her troubles conceiving. In a September 2018 segment of her talk show, the “Cheetah Girls” star discussed how difficult it has been for her to get pregnant, how insensitive people could be about it and why she remains faithfully trusting in her God.

“I think as an audience, we should be sensitive to the fact that everybody doesn’t get pregnant right away,” she told co-host Loni Love. “I think, for myself, I thought it would happen so easily for me, and it just hasn’t happened that way.”

Despite the difficulty and haters, though, the Latina said she is hopeful that she will birth a child of her own one day.

“I’ve had to come to peace that it will happen when it’s God’s timing,” she said. “I believe in that and I have faith in all of that, but it can be really discouraging and it can be really frustrating. I would love nothing more than to be a mom, but I want it when God wants it for me.”

Houghton and her husband aren’t new to fans dissecting and criticizing their relationship. The pair started dating soon after the singer-songwriter divorced his ex-wife of 21 years. Together for just under a year, the two wed in a small and charming ceremony in Paris in November 2016.

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A Beard Can Make Or Break A Look, Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Beards

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A Beard Can Make Or Break A Look, Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Beards

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At some point or another, men will try to grow out their beards. It’s a fact of life. Many will be successful in their mission for a full beard, others will not make it very far on this quest. Either way, everyone knows that a beard really helps to change your look. With Beard Day rapidly approaching, it is time to take a look at the celebrity beards that make us swoon, envious, or both!

Gael García Bernal 

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A beard can change someone’s entire look. In Gael García Bernal’s case, it changed his face for the better (slightly, he still looks good without a beard.)

Mark Sanchez

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When the NFL quarterback debuted his new look, we were put at a standstill. “Is that you, Mark?” We thought. But alas, it seemed Sanchez was opting for a brand new look this season. We just hope he doesn’t grow that mustache as long as Yosemite Sam’s!

Danny Trejo

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The actor’s lopsided mustache ranks along with Mark Sanchez’s. We wonder what a differently style ‘stache would look like on Trejo.

Kid Cudi

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African-American and Mexican rapper has been pretty consistent through the years with his mustache beard combo.

Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa is known for his instantly recognizable beard. A lot of his characters, such as Aquaman and Khal Drogo, have been played with his signature beard. It is hands down, one of the best celebrity beards. It was devastating for fans and beard lovers to watch him shave his thick beard via a video on YouTube. But, it wasn’t all bad. Momoa publicly shaved his beard for a good cause, to raise awareness on using aluminium instead of plastic. 

Chris Hemsworth

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Almighty Thor, God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth, knows that his facial hair is one of his greatest assets. After all, it is what makes Thor so great and recognizable. His laid-back look outside of the world of Marvel is complete with his beard.

Idris Elba

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Salt-and-pepper? Don’t mind if I do. It’s not hard to see why Idris Elba was named the sexiest man alive by People Magazine in 2018. It’s totally because of the beard, right? His beard makes him look cool, sophisticated, and mature. 

Oscar Isaac

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Oscar Isaac is an expert in growing out his facial hair. From stubble to thick, his beard has changed throughout his career. I’ve come to the conclusion that he can and will look good with any beard, no matter the thickness. 

Liam Hemsworth

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Yes, there are TWO Hemsworth’s on this list. They both look good with beards, okay? There must be something in the Hemsworth genes that give them both the ability to pull off a beard. 

Keanu Reeves 

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Keanu Reeves is one of those timeless actors that never seems to age and he has become extremely popular amongst the internet community because of it. I’m pretty sure it’s because of his beard. 

Donald Glover 

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It is true, a beard can add years to someone’s face. Donald Glover aged when he grew out his beard, but in a good way! Earlier this year, Glover stepped out of an event with a bleached beard. Although he received a lot of media attention, he proved that he can look good while having a bleached beard.

Justin Baldoni

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Look, I’m pretty sure that Jane the Virgin, was such a success because of Justin Baldoni’s beard. It’s perfect and he has proven to be able to look good, regardless of the thickness of the beard. 

Many people claim that beards are equivalent to makeup and contouring. In some sense, it’s true. If you’ve ever attempted to grow a beard or stood by as someone tried to, then you know how a face can change with facial hair that. If you’ve never tried to grow out your beard, I encourage you to do so, especially when fall is right around the corner.

No Shave November is the perfect excuse to put the razor down and see what your facial hairs can do for you. Your beard will keep your face warm during the colder months and every one will be jealous. Enjoy Beard Day by deciding to grow out your beard! You might like the new look it brings out of you. 

Disney Finally Gave Us A Trailer Of Pedro Pascal As A Bounty Hunter In ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

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Disney Finally Gave Us A Trailer Of Pedro Pascal As A Bounty Hunter In ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

Since he starred in Netflix’s successful Narcos series about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Godfathers, Pedro Pascal has become a powerhouse in the industry and one of the most revered actors in the era of streaming services. He already conquered Netflix’s audiences, and now he is due to do the same with the new player in the streaming market: Disney+.

This new service is likely to disrupt the power balance of the industry, as Disney owns the most profitable franchises in global entertainment. Yes, Disney has acquired the Marvel Universe, The Simpsons and Star Wars, three properties that are hugely profitable and that have captured our imagination for decades. 

Disney just unveiled its line up for Disney+, and the cereza en el pastel is the first live action TV show in Star Wars history. The Mandalorian follows the adventures of a bounty hunter as the shadow of the Empire looms and the galaxy is in a turmoil of violence and fear. Who you gonna call? Pedro Pascal, of course! Let’s not forget that he is used to big productions. Remember his Machiavellian but doomed character in Game of Thrones?

The Mandalorian is the television event of the year and Pedro Pascal is the leading man!

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This is a big step forward in Pedro Pascal’s career. And, as we predicted back in 2019, this will be his breakthrough year. His name will be inscribed in the history of the galaxy alongside people like Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. Not bad for this man born in Santiago, Chile, in 1975. 

The trailer promises tons of action an a dark mood.

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The action takes place in the outskirts of the galaxy, in the era of the New Republic. The trailer serves us Western mood and shows Pascal’s character as a lone gunfighter. Sounds and looks like a Clint Eastwood Western in space! We are all in for that, honestly! 

This Chilean heartthrob moves among the most powerful figures in the film industry.

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Pedrito has earned a reputation of being an intense actor with a flare for drama. Besides his famous TV roles he has appeared on the big screen with the likes of Ben Affleck (Triple Frontier) and Denzel Washington (The Equalizer 2). He will star opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984. In this photo we see him with legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. A future collaboration, perhaps? We certainly hope so! 

And he has shown his talents in the sci-fi genre.

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The 2019 moody sci-fi thriller Prospect shows that Pascal is well suited for the genre. This movie deals with a father-daughter relationship in which Pascal explored his histrionic range rather successfully.  

He has that classic Hollywood air, just like a Latino Marlon Brando.

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Pedro Pascal has a valuable asset in the industry: he is capable of communicating the sort of vulnerable masculinity that made actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Russell Crowe global superstars. We can totally imagine him in a classic film noir, drinking bourbon in a shady bar. He seems to be perfectly suited for The Mandalorian and we can’t wait! 

Star Wars is more diverse than ever.

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The casting of Pedro Pascal is a watershed moment when it comes to diversity in the franchise. We interviewed Dan Golding, author of the book Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy to talk about the politics of the franchise and how important the recent casting of Black and Brown people in leading roles is. 

He told us: “Star Wars has always been political, but under Disney, that’s shifted. When Lucas ran the show, Star Wars acted as political commentary and parable, ranging from the way the original trilogy deliberately allegorized the Vietnam war, to Anakin Skywalker’s paraphrasing of George W. Bush in the prequels. Today though, it’s much more about production and casting – Disney has grasped that who tells stories and which voices are included is as important as what they’re about.”

He added, “While it remains to be seen whether Pascal will even get to show his face as the masked bounty hunter currently known as The Mandalorian, his casting in the lead role reinforces Disney’s willingness to look beyond the stale white predictability that previously made the galaxy far, far away seem very plain indeed.”

And now Diego Luna is in da house! More Latinidad, porfavorcito! 

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Mexican actor Diego Luna famously starred in the sci-fi war film Rogue One in 2016, perhaps the best Star Wars spin-off to dateWell, now our favorite chalorastra (his fans will get the reference, a huevo!) will reprise his role of Cassian Andor in a prequel. It will be a TV show and it promises huge doses of action and Latino attitude.