In July 2011 hairstylist and makeup artist to the stars, Sophia Lenore, decided to make Berlin, Germany, her third home to accommodate her celebrity and socialite clients. Until recently celebrity hair and makeup artist Sophia Lenore spent her time flying back and forth between her two homes in New York City and Miami, Florida. “Now I just need a place in California” Sophia stated in an interview with Miami Very Social Magazine. Sophia Lenore is married to retired tennis player turned pro athlete trainer, Philipp Halfmann, whose busy tennis touring schedule greatly influenced Sophia’s decision to relocate to Berlin, Germany. “Both my schedule and my husband’s schedule were getting so chaotic. I was traveling all over the place for photo shoots, films, television shows, runways shows you name it! Phil’s schedule was just as crazy because he was spending 6 months in America and 6 months in Europe touring and training athletes. So, I thought, why don’t I just start working more in Europe myself?” So after making the decision to move to Europe 3 months later Sophia was on a plane to Berlin with 15 suitcases. “I never travel light”. Sophia laughs.
Sophia Lenore’s arrival in Berlin, Germany, was abrupt and noticed by many! “As soon as I arrived in Berlin I got so busy!! Suddenly I had new agents, new clients, several new projects, a slew of new hair and makeup assistants, and a new title to add to my resume”. Sophia Lenore is the new School Director as well as the Director of Education at Yab Academy for hair and makeup.
However Sophia finds the balance and never shows signs of being overwhelmed.” I will never allow myself to become so busy that my clients in America and Europe, who have grown dependent and accustomed to having me available to them, can’t even get me on the phone”. “I am always taking new clients, and signing on for new projects. If I am available and in town you can book me, there is no ego here”.
Yes, it is official!! French actor Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry are engaged to be married!!
Oliver was at Miami’s South Beach on Saturday to attend the opening of his new restaurant “Villa Azur”. This is where Oliver confirmed his engagement to actress Halle Berry during an interview with Miami.com. When Oliver was ask by Miami.com about the rumors surrounding about him and Halle getting secretly engaged, Oliver answered “Yes, of course it’s true!”
Also there were many contradicting rumors surrounding the engagement ring and its designer.
“There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it’s a lie!,” said Martinez. “They have nothing to do with this.” So who is the real designer behind the emerald-and-yellow-gold stunner you might ask? Olivier revealed that the ring’s true designer is “real artist” Robert Mazio, a jeweler from his Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in Paris, whose family has been designing jewelry for “kings and queens for many centuries.” Wow, so Oliver gave Halle a custom made ring designed for a Queen, fabulous!
Halle Berry Swore off Marrigae
My only question is what changed Halle’s mind about marriage. After Halle Berry ended her marriage to Eric Bennett she visited the Oprah Winfrey show and swore off marriage for good stating, “I will never marry again”. This was a factor when Halle was in her last relationship with male model Gabriel Aubrey; it was common knowledge that Gabriel really wanted to marry Halle, but since she had sworn off marriage Halle refused to marry Gabriel and turned down his marriage proposal. So now this engagement seems very sudden to most people since Halle began dating Oliver right after Gabriel. The is also very significant because Halle is asking a judge to allow her to move to France with Olivier, and 3-year-old Nahla who is the child she had with Gabriel Aubrey. Halle and Gabriel have been going through a very nasty child custody battle over Nahla, so Halle attempting to move out of the country with Nahla may add more fuel to the fiery custody battel between Halle and Gabriel.
In California and most states, a judge would look at the stability of the parent’s relationship and a marital relationship might appear far more stable and persuasive to a judge than boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. No word yet on when Halle and Oliver will marry, but we’re told a marriage will DEFINITELY take place.
Congrats to the happy couple!
If you didn’t know, now your in the know………
Singer Ray J decides to open up to the public about his grief over the loss of Whitney Houston.
The 31-year-old singer spoke about his grief at a charity event for the Brotherhood Crusade and Mothers In Action.
Ray J told waiting reporters: “I know why a few of you came out so, I will address the issue as respectable as I can; I really miss my friend. I really do.
“I’m still hurting… I just wanna say, like Whitney, I love giving back to the community.”
Ray J added: “I’ve been through a lot in these past two weeks. I’m able to look at life in a whole different way.
“I always look at my phone because I’ve got a picture of somebody that I really love and it helps me through the day. But for the most part, I’m just here for the kids. I’m here to give back.
“I’m really emotional right now… what I will say is that I love and I’m hurt, but I enjoy being around people that support me and give me a sense of peace and that’s what the Brotherhood Crusade does for me.”
Ray J previously described Houston as being “so happy and full of love”.
Ray J also made a statement released shortly after Whitney Houston age 48, passed on February 11, he said: ”I’ve tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words.”
Ray J has been trying to clean up his reputation, he no longer wants to be known as the guy who filmed himself having sex with Kim Kardashian. Ray J is giving back through the Brother Crusade; He donated school supplies, including Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones, clothes, backpacks and notebooks via the organization. It seems as though he is trying to walk a more clear and righteous path.
“The most important thing of all is that God is talking to me. God is talking to me right now, and now is the time to listen. My ears are open.” -Ray J.
Jada Pinkett Smith wrote and released a very personal song entitled, ‘Burn’ on Valentine’s day. Jade released the song with a promise that the video would be coming soon. After high anticipation, Jada finally released the music video for the powerful balled that features her with her band Wicked Wisdom.
Jada belts out the passionate and sensual lyrics which were dedicated to her husband Will Smith. However before the video begins Jada explains why she wrote the song while speaking in Spanish. This is what she says translated to English:
“This song that I’m about to sing is very important to me because it’s the beginning of a new love for my husband. After 17 years, I never though I could love him even more. Here’s Burn”.
If you did’nt know, now you know. Enjoy!