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.


Jada Pinkett Smith skydives in Dubai

Updated 17 October 2018
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Jada Pinkett Smith skydives in Dubai

DUBAI: Jada Pinkett Smith took to the skies of Dubai to jump out of a plane this week, skydiving in honor of her husband’s 50th birthday.

Will Smith celebrated his big day by bungee jumping from a helicopter in northern Arizona last month in a stunt billed as a leap “in the heart of the Grand Canyon.”

However, the “Fresh Prince” did not jump at Grand Canyon National Park but over a smaller gorge on the Navajo Nation, The Associated Press reported.

For her part, Pinkett Smith decided to go head-to-head with her thrill-seeking husband by skydiving in Dubai.


“He said this is my birthday gift to him. He was like, ‘I want you to come to Dubai and I want to see you skydive. That is what I want for my birthday’,” Pinkett Smith told People magazine. “I was like, ‘Really bro?’ I haven’t done a damn thing Will has wanted me to do in seven years!” she said. “I think for Will, he has always been adventurous. For now, in his life, he has released himself to be more of that. I’m not really adventurous in that way and he has been having his adventures and I told him, ‘These are the years – you’re turning 50, so this is the year of yes for me to you because I’m always telling you no’.”

She shared a photo of herself about to jump out of the plane strapped to a professional skydiver at Sky Dive Dubai on Instagram and captioned it: “Oh…by the way…I jumped out of a plane today.”

She was in the city with her wise-cracking husband, who earlier in the week posted a photo from a bathroom in the iconic Burj Khalifa.

The funnyman, who plays the role of the genie in the upcoming live-action version of “Aladdin,” posted a snap in which he is sitting on a toilet (fully clothed, don’t worry) in a bathroom in the tallest building in the world.

“Sitting on top of the world,” he joked in the caption.

The couple enjoyed a range of activities in Dubai, including a visit to the serene dunes of the city’s surrounding desert, where Pinkett Smith shared an inspirational message in an Instagram video about finding her path and facing feelings of loneliness.

“Thinking of those moments I compromised myself in fear of being alone,” she captioned the video, in which she can be seen wearing a traditional shemagh headpiece wrapped around her head.

The actress also got the chance to spend some quality time with elephants and thanked Dubai’s Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum for the opportunity, captioning a video of the playful animals, “I made a new friend today. I love elephants. They are soooo intelligent. Much love to HRH Sheikh Hamdan @faz3 for this opportunity (sic).”