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A ‘Good Morning America’ Reporter Went Live On Air With No Pants And Let’s Try And Learn From His Big Mistake

I would say we can all relate to this major fumble by a ‘Good Morning America’ reporter – but then again I’ve never been caught not actually wearing pants on any of my Zoom calls.

Sure, millions of us are currently encerradas thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic – doing our jobs from the bed, desk, sofa, and kitchen table – in various states of dress. But, I don’t think many of us would forget we’re not wearing pants. Especially, when live on national television.

Unfortunately, reporter Will Reeves did forget. And it’s a moment that he won’t soon forget.

He Went On ‘GMA’ Wearing No Pants, Not Realizing We Could All See

It turns out, there may be a downside to quarantine making us all super-casual dressers. Reporter Will Reeves had a live video call on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’, and he got all suited up donning a dress shirt and suit jacket. But turns out he just couldn’t be bothered to put some pants on.

He had gone live to discuss a story about drones beginning to deliver medication in Florida. Camera framing and digital graphics made it appear as though he was fully dressed in the beginning of the segment. But toward the end, his bare legs began to show onscreen. 

Reeve himself is taking his 15-minutes of fame with a sense of humor.

“I have ARRIVED… in the most hilariously mortifying way possible,” Reeve joked after photos of his appearance went viral online. 

He went on to explain that he had started to get ready for “a post-GMA workout a little too soon,” and is now rethinking his morning routine.

“Any sartorial tips from (online commenters) who are wearing a belt, trousers and shoes during their work video calls at home are most welcome,” he wrote on Twitter. “Now, back to work. Wearing pants. Hope everyone got a much needed laugh.” We did Will, we really did.

Now let this reporter’s mistake serve as a PSA to all of us doing video calls from home.

Reeve’s wardrobe malfunction may have given us that viral moment of the week, and a much-needed laugh, but let’s be real: this could very well happen to you. So let’s use this moment to remember to get properly dressed for a meeting or make sure that the camera won’t show anything we don’t want seen. And, if you’re looking for some super great backgrounds for your next videollamada, we’ve got them all right here for you.

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These Abuelos Met And Fell In Love During Quarantine And Now They’re Happily Married

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These Abuelos Met And Fell In Love During Quarantine And Now They’re Happily Married

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Many think that being old means that people no longer get to enjoy the many things that young people can – like fall in love. Then, throw in a global health crisis in the form of a pandemic and many will say the odds are stacked even higher against you.

Well, one Brazilian couple – who have 196 years on Earth between the two of them – are proving that it’s never too late to find love. And they’re sending the Internet into a frenzy with their romance while giving hope to those of us who haven’t been so lucky in love.

A Brazilian couple have made headlines for getting married at a very advanced age.

Although finding love might not be high on most people’s priorities these days – as so many of us are focused on surviving the Covid-19 pandemic and a whirlwind presidential election – that’s exactly what one elderly couple from Brazil just did.

The story of Marcelino and Branca, both from São Paulo, Brazil, show us how we should never give up. At 100 and 96 respectively, they were just married and can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together.

The couple met in a nursing home two years ago but during a Coronavirus-induced lockdown, the pair grew closer. Although in an interview with Telemundo, Marcelo says that he new Branca was the love of his life from the moment they first met.

Their marriage took place at a small ceremony in front of their own children, some of whom are more than 70 years old.

Because of Covid-19, the couple celebrated their love for one another with a small wedding ceremony attended by their closest relatives and a few close friends and roommates from the nursing home where they first met.

The incredible story has filled Marcelino and Branca with new life, joy and youth. So you know, it’s never too late to find love.

They’re not the only couple to have found love amid the pandemic!

Also out of Brazil, a couple who first met 55 years ago as teenagers have reunited and fallen in love all over again.

Antonia Leni and Paulino dos Santos had dated briefly when she was 16 and he was 15 – they say they were each other’s first love. After high school, they each followed their own paths, made their own lives, until fate appears to have brought them back together.

It all happened after Antonia, after being diagnosed with depression and having tried to commit suicide, was transferred to a mental health hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to receive the best care, a place where Paulino also resided since he suffered an unfortunate accident.

He recognized her immediately and although it was difficult for him to get close to Antonia, little by little they began to remember their beautiful moments together in adolescence. On Valentine’s Day, Paulino surprised his beloved with a beautiful gold ring to ask for her hand and after nine months of engagement, the couple celebrated their wedding with the help of 100 volunteers, including his family and the staff of the nursing home.

How about you? Do you have any Coronavirus love stories? Or know somebody who does?

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RuPaul And Cory Booker Find Out They’re Primos And The Internet Couldn’t Be Happier

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RuPaul And Cory Booker Find Out They’re Primos And The Internet Couldn’t Be Happier

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For awhile now those DNA ancestry test things have been super popular among people, as many want to learn more about their family’s past. Which makes sense: so many of us want to feel a connection to our ancestors and know more about our roots.

Well, if you’re a celebrity there’s a show called Finding Your Roots that’s literally dedicated to helping explore the roots of America’s cultural icons. One of the show’s most recent guests was none other than America’s Drag Queen Superstar RuPaul.

In his episode, he discovered that he was related to a sitting U.S. senator and the pair are already hoping for a big family reunion sometime soon!

RuPaul and Sen. Cory Booker find out their family thanks to a TV show.

The PBS show Finding Your Roots has been around for several seasons now, as it follows celebrities as they discover their family ancestry. It’s full of cute and heartwarming moments and also apparently it’s making families out of celebs as well.

On this week’s episode, which featured glamazon RuPaul (along with fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez), the guests were treated to a deep dive into their personal genetics. When analyzing Ru’s admixture results, Gates and his team discover that he and Sen. Cory Booker are DNA cousins.

It turns out that Booker was a guest on the series back in Season 1, so when analysts compared his DNA with RuPaul’s, they found that they shared a “long stretch of identical DNA” from Ru’s first chromosome.

When host Henry Louis Gates Jr. shares the news with Ru along with a picture of Booker, Ru replies, “He looks like my kin!” He then adds, “There’s a sweetness about him that I’ve always loved, and an intellect that is undeniable. Every time I’ve ever seen him he reminds me of my cousin Yula.”

The show is called Finding Your Roots and it’s pretty addictive to watch.

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Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. has returned with new episodes of Finding Your Roots, which is now in its sixth season. The host “continues his quest to get into the DNA of American culture” by examining celebrities’ DNA and educating them about their ancestral histories.

The show has helped explore the pasts of major celebs including Ava DuVernay and Justina Machado to Alejandro González Iñárritu And Sandra Cisneros.

Cory Booker wants the world to know that he is ‘very happy’ with the family ties to Queen Mama, RuPaul.

A few days after the episode aired, Sen. Cory Booker was a guest on The Wendy Williams Show and he exclaimed “Yes!” when Wendy Williams told him the news. He went on to say that he had “told everybody that would listen in my world” about the news.

“Since [the show] keeps the data of past people, he saw RuPaul and I have a very strong common DNA chain which demonstrates that we’re very close cousins,” he said.

“So yeah, my mom knows, I just, I love RuPaul, and I haven’t had a chance to talk to him since the news was revealed but I was very happy about that news and I hope that he and I can have a family reunion sometime.”

The two cousins have even met up before. Last year, Booker, who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination at the time, appeared on the drag icon’s talk show “RuPaul.”

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