Henrietta Lacks was the African-American woman who was responsible for the evolution of the HeLa cell line from her cancer cells. Those HeLa cell lines are considered very special because they are immortalized from the beginning.
These immortalized cells have become a revolution in the scientific research of cell biology and biochemistry and scientists have also found use of these cells in biotechnology.
When she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, during her treatment, doctors found that her cells were functioning specifically. Her contribution to modern-day science and technology was recognized way later on, but she was mainly engulfed in controversies in her personal life.
One of the most controversial aspects of Henrietta’s life is that she became pregnant at the age of 14 and had to marry her first cousin. So why did her cousin become her husband and where is he now? Keep reading the article to find out more.
Who was Henrietta Lacks’ husband David Dey Lacks?
Hernrietta’s husband, David Dey Lacks, was her cousin in terms of relationship. When they were just teenagers, they had to share a small room in a village called Clover, Virginia.
Just after a year, she became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, Lawrence Lacks, whose father was David himself.
Despite the massive controversy, the couple kept living together and four years later, when she was 18, she gave birth to another boy named Lucile Elsie Lacks but her second child suffered from a disability.
Henrietta Lacks with her husband David Dey Lacks. (Credit: Amazon)
Two years after the birth of her second child, the couple finally decided to get married. At the time, she was twenty and he was twenty-five years old. The marriage took place despite the objections of her siblings, who were not sure that he would become a good husband.
Henrietta, her husband, and their two children faced constant scrutiny and despise from the locals, who began to know their story, so they moved to Turner Station to restart their lives.
After moving to Turner Station, she gave birth to three more children, and in fact, she gave birth to her fifth child, Joseph Lacks, just four months before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
What happened to Henrietta Lacks’ husband?
There is not much information on where Lacks’ husband David went after the death of her wife. There is no doubt he has already passed away due to old age.
They were together during her treatment and eventually her time of death in 1951, but he was not made aware of how special her cells were and how they brought a revolution to science, medicine, and technology.
Henrietta Lacks illness and cancer diagnosis
On August 9, 1951, Lacks felt some type of knot in her womb, so she decided to be treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the time, it was the only hospital that treated black patients.
At the time, her relatives thought that the knot was her being pregnant for the third time, which was the case, but after the birth of her third child, she suffered a serious hemorrhage and was diagnosed with cancer.
At first, the doctor told her she suffered from epidermoid carcinoma, but only several years later, they found out she actually suffered from adenocarcinoma, which was a common mistake at the time.
What was so special about Henrietta Lacks cells?
Lacks started receiving radiation treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital when, during the treatment, part of her cervical cell was removed during the biopsy.
The cell was sent to Dr. George Gey, who used to collect those cells for research, but until now, those cells had died. However, her cells were very special, as instead of dying, they started doubling within 24–48 hours.
Those cells were so special that he named them HeLa, which was the acronym of her name, Henrietta Lacks. Her cells became the cornerstone of various cell and technological studies in science, and to this day, they are used to check for radiation poisoning, toxins, viruses, drugs, etc.
They also played a huge role in the development of Polio Vaccines and the medicine to treat or minimize the effects of COVID-19.
Jonah Hauer-King Isn’t Married to a Wife but Dating Girlfriend Ellie Fenn
Jonah Hauer-King and Ellie Fenn have been dating for years!
Jonah Hauer-King is a rising English actor who came into the limelight after his portrayal of Eric in the 2023 movie The Little Mermaid. In it, he co-starred alongside American actress Halle Bailey, who played the role of Ariel.
Currently, he is starring in the BBC’s World War II-era drama series World on Fire, where he plays the role of Harry Chase. Hauer-King first took on the role of Harry in 2019 and has been a part of the show since then.
Due to his rise in popularity, people have taken a keen interest in different aspects of his life, mainly his dating life. People are eager to learn if the actor is married to a wife or is dating a girlfriend. So, without further ado, let’s dive into his love life and dating history!
Is Jonah Hauer-King married?
One of the burning queries among the fans is, “Is Jonah Hauer-King married?” “Jonah Hauer-King wife,” and “Jonah Hauer-King fiance.” And the answer to these queries is: Hauer-King is neither married to a wife nor engaged to a fiance.
That’s right, folks! The 28-year-old actor is yet to share the wedding vows with a significant other and start calling her his wife. Furthermore, there have been no reports of him tying the knot with a partner in the past. So, till now, he is unmarried and doesn’t have a wife!
Jonah Hauer-King is dating a girlfriend
While Hauer-King might not be married to a wife, he does have the presence of a partner in his life who might ultimately end up being his wife if things pan out well in their relationship. And the name of his significant other is Ellie Fenn.
Fenn is a new name in the entertainment industry who has worked as a second assistant editor in Amazon Prime’s Red, White & Royal Blue and as an assistant editor in the 2022 movie Empire of Light. She has two more projects – Argylle and Mail Man – lined up as an editor.
Her birthday falls every year on March 27, but her age remains unknown as she hasn’t disclosed her birth year. Likewise, her personal Instagram handle is in private mode, but it can be seen that Hauer-King is following it.
Jonah Hauer-King and his girlfriend, Ellie Fenn (Photo: Twitter)
Coming back to Hauer-King’s relationship with Fenn, the London native actor first revealed he was dating a girlfriend in May 2023 while he was playing a BBF test with his co-star Halle Bailey for BuzzFeed UK.
During the BFF test, Hauer-King was asked if he knew Bailey’s zodiac sign. He wrote “Aries” on the board and said, “I have to say, this is a bit of a cheat because, as you know, Halle has the same birthday as my girlfriend, so that’s why I remember.”
Besides that, the actor didn’t provide any other details about his girlfriend, and the two co-stars went on with the rest of the test. Fans were shocked to hear about Hauer-King having a girlfriend and wanted to learn more about who she was.
As the netizens began digging, they found a report from DailyMail, where the outlet mentioned that Hauer-King and Fenn were first linked in 2019. So, there is a slight possibility that the love birds have been dating since 2019 and keeping things secret.
Jonah Hauer-King and his girlfriend, Ellie Fenn, at Soho House (Photo: Twitter)
But what’s not secret is the couple’s rare public appearances. In May 2023, Hauer-King and Fenn appeared side-by-side at the Soho House during The Little Mermaid’s post-premiere cast and filmmaker reception.
The two were pictured together, where they looked very much in love as they held each other’s hands with smiles all over their face. During the event, he donned a whitish brown suit, whereas his partner in crime looked beautiful in a light green outfit with a small black handbag.
In the next month, June 2023, the boyfriend-girlfriend duo was seen together at the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. Their outfit choice was once again amazing as they donned coordinating navy outfits.
Besides these, there aren’t many details known about Hauer-King’s relationship with his girlfriend. They have been dating for a long time and have kept the details private. So, it could take a while before they start opening up about their togetherness.
Jonah Hauer-King’s gay rumors started due to his private dating history
Before Hauer-King’s relationship with Fenn became public, his dating life was very private. There were no details about his dating history. So, it was hard for the public to know if he was dating a girlfriend in the past.
Due to the lack of a girl in his love life, some fans began questioning his sexuality and wondered if he was gay. These gay rumors were further fueled after his amazing portrayal of a gay character named David in the 2018 movie Postcards from London.
But as we already know, Hauer-King is currently in a relationship with Fenn, and if reports are to be believed, they have been dating since 2019. So, as far as the gay rumors go, they are false, and Hauer-King’s sexuality is straight.
Now that his sexuality is cleared let’s clear up another rumor: his dating rumors with The Little Mermaid co-star Halle Bailey. After the two actors began working on the Disney movie, people liked their chemistry.
This likening became stronger after seeing their performance in the movie. And as Hauer-King and Bailey worked on the film for a long time, they grew closer and became good friends. But all of this resulted in rumors of them dating.
However, these rumors are nothing but hoaxes, and Hauer-King and Bailey are co-stars who became good friends. Hauer-King seems content with his relationship with his girlfriend, and there are no signs of a possible conflict or break up between the two.
Brandon McMillan and Wife-To-Be Jessica Nicole Morris Are Getting Married
Originally published on September 4, 2022.
Brandon McMillan is going to get married to his wife, Jessica Nicole Morris, in September 2022.
McMillan often posts about his personal life on his social media. However, only surficial information is known about it.
When talking about the celebrity dog trainer’s love life, his relationship with his ex, Alanna Lynn Polcyn, pops up. This is mainly because he still has pictures with his ex on his social media, like Instagram.
But it has been over five years since the pair broke up since it is reported that they parted ways in 2017. Since then, McMillan has been with his to-be-wife, Morris.
Here is everything we know about the couple.
Brandon McMillan and his wife
It is unknown when McMillan and Morris started dating one another. However, it is likely that they got together after the celebrity dog trainer broke up with his ex.
The duo shares their love story on their respective Instagram. They often post pictures and videos of their dogs, vacation, or any activity they do together.
In the same fashion, the couple shared their engagement on Instagram. Through their social media, it is evident that McMillan and Morris love their furry babies.
So, it is no surprise that the reality TV star popped the question with the help of the dogs on November 21, 2021.
It seems like McMillan knelt on one knee in the backyard of their home. Morris sported an olive green jumpsuit, and the celebrity dog trainer wore jeans and a grey shirt.
Their three small puppies wore shirts that said “She,” “Said,” and “YES,” respectively. Their big dog also sported a similar shirt, but it is unclear what is written on it since Morris is hugging it while showing off her ring.
Since then, Morris has been posting various posts, sharing her excitement to be McMillan’s wife. The pair have not explicitly mentioned their wedding date.
However, on May 9, 2022, she mentioned in a post on Instagram how McMillan would be her husband in a matter of four months. This means that the pair will be tying the knot in September 2022.
Jessica Nicole Morris is a kidney donor
David Nicherie was in severe need of a healthy kidney donation after having kidney issues his entire life, undergoing surgery, and relying on dialysis for about six years.
He did everything, from reaching out to strangers through the National Kidney Registry to launching a website connecting donors with possible receivers. Many members of his family were tested to see if they might be a match.
But unfortunately, nobody was a match. As a result, he turned to Craigslist and listed an ad there, asking for someone to donate a kidney to him.
He finally found success thanks to an advertisement in the Bay Area Craigslist “volunteers” section. The person was none other than McMillan’s wife, Morris.
Morris told East Bay Times that she had been looking for a kidney recipient for almost three years. She was motivated to help others after seeing her father’s battle with cancer.
Morris contacted two additional possible receivers, but one was too far away to visit, and the other didn’t reply. Around January, she came across Nicherie’s advertisement since it had been posted on a Facebook page for potential kidney donors.
Morris stated that she wanted to get to know the individual who would be receiving her kidney. Nicherie was undergoing dialysis up to eight hours a day, three days a week, before meeting Morris.
He was depressed after receiving an autoimmune illness diagnosis in 2012, contributing to his decline. He was not sure that anyone would even reply to his Craigslist ad, let alone meeting him.
He received multiple types of answers — most of them were rude and prank. But Morris gave a different response.
He thought she sounded sincere and assured him that she was serious. Nicherie was taken aback by her reaction because she had inquired about his life and the struggles he was through.
They exchanged emails before signing up for UCSF’s organ donor exchange program. They met each other when Morris visited the hospital to do some testing.
The results showed that they were compatible with one another, and soon, the surgery was scheduled. After the surgery, Morris spent time with Nicherie and his family before being released from the hospital. The surgery happened in 2018, and in 2022, Morris celebrated the four-year anniversary on Instagram.
A Look at KSI’s Secret Girlfriend and Dating History
Originally published on March 23, 2023.
KSI (real name Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji) is a British YouTube personality, rapper, boxer, and actor. He first gained fame through his YouTube channel, where he initially posted videos of himself playing video games, primarily FIFA.
Over the years, KSI has expanded his online presence to include music, vlogging, and comedy. Along with his expanded online presence came lingering rumors regarding his personal life, especially his love life. But, with him not addressing those rumors publicly, the street whispers continue.
KSI’s girlfriend: Who is he dating now?
When KSI’s documentary, In Real Life, was released on January 26, 2023, on Amazon Prime, it grabbed the media’s attention as he provided a glimpse into his personal life, which had been previously concealed from the public.
One particular aspect that caught the attention of his fans was the news of KSI rekindling his relationship with his undisclosed girlfriend after he had previously mentioned their breakup in a YouTube video.
A screenshot from KSI’s documentary of him kissing his secret girlfriend’s hand. (Credit: the sun)
However, KSI has taken measures to avoid any further disclosure of his personal life, having learned from his past experiences. In a previous YouTube video, he mentioned that his girlfriend preferred to keep their relationship a secret, and the couple has been successful in doing so, leaving no information about her identity for fans to discover.
For now, his fans should be happy that he is happy in his relationship and should respect his decision to keep it away from the public eye.
KSI’s brief dating history
Despite being a famous YouTuber, KSI has only ever had one serious relationship in the past. His most notable relationship was with Seana Cuthbert, whom he began dating in high school and reportedly ended things within 2014.
KSi and his ex-girlfriend Seana Cuthbert. (Credit: thesun)
As their relationship coincided with KSI’s rise to fame, Seana was featured in numerous YouTube videos, making their partnership public and the subsequent split also public.
It is believed that the fallout from their breakup is what has led KSI to keep his subsequent relationships private.
Was Anne Marie one of KSI’s girlfriends?
There have been speculations by some fans and sources that KSI may have been in a relationship with famous singer Anne Marie. This rumor arose from their collaboration on a song and their subsequent joint appearances on various shows.
KSI’s fans took note of their apparent rapport, leading to suspicions that Anne Marie could be the anonymous girlfriend that KSI refers to. However, he cleared the air and confirmed that the two weren’t romantically involved and that they were only working together for a song.
KSI’s initial career as a YouTuber
KSI was born to Nigerian parents on June 19, 1993, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He attended Berkhamsted School, where he began making YouTube videos under the name “JideJunior.” KSI’s early videos featured him playing the FIFA video game, and he quickly gained a following for his entertaining commentary and gameplay.
KSI during an interview. (Credit: Instagram)
In 2012, KSI created a YouTube channel named “KSIOlajideBT,” which became his primary channel. He continued to produce FIFA gameplay videos, as well as vlogs, sketches, and other content.
His humorous and irreverent style of commentary, combined with his entertaining personality, quickly made him one of the most popular YouTubers in the world.
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