Avril Lavigne quietly dating son of Egyptian billionaire

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has been quietly dating Phillip Sarofim, the son of an Egyptian-born Texas billionaire, for a few months. (Screengrab courtesy of E! News)
Updated 26 May 2018
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Avril Lavigne quietly dating son of Egyptian billionaire

CAIRO: Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has been quietly dating the son of an Egyptian-born Texas billionaire for a few months.
According to E! News, the Canadian punk icon is dating Phillip Sarofim, son of Fayez Sarofim, a Coptic American heir to the Sarofim family fortune. He is the second largest shareholder in US energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan and part owner of the NFL team Houston Texans.
Philip’s father is reportedly worth $1.48 billion, and as one of five children, Phillip Sarofim is an heir to that fortune. Philip’s mother, Linda Hicks, died climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2000.
Lavigne has been reportedly seeing her new billionaire boyfriend for three to four months, E! reports. The source added that they met through friends at a dinner party and hit it off.
She has previously been married to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2010 and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger from 2013 to 2015. She most recently dated prolific pop music producer J.R. Rotem in late 2017.
The singer has been away from the public eye since the release of her latest album in 2013, battling health problems that left her bedridden for months and unable to eat.
In April 2015, she revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease.[271] In an interview with Billboard, Lavigne said that she was recovering.


Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

Updated 22 January 2019
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Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

  • The gender of the two cubs is yet to be determined
  • There are less than 400 Sumartan tigers remaining in the wild as they are losing their habitats to deforestation

PADANG-LAWAS, Indonesia: A Sumatran tiger with an amputated paw has given birth to a pair of cubs in Indonesia, amid fears for the future of the critically endangered species.
Gadis — whose name means girl in Indonesian — delivered her babies at the Padang Lawas conservation area in North Sumatra about a month ago, conservationists say.
The tiger mom has been undergoing rehabilitation since her paw and part of her leg were amputated two years ago after getting caught in a trap for catching wild boars.
“Gadis... has now recovered and is healthy, giving birth to the two cubs,” said reserve head Parta Basmeli Siregar.
The sex of the two cubs has not yet been established, he added.
Sumatran tiger births are rare and the species is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
There are fewer than 400 left in the wild and environmental activists say they are increasingly coming into conflict with people as their natural habitat is rapidly deforested.