Government Officially Shuts Down on 1-Year Anniversary Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The clock struck midnight on Friday and Congress failed to pass a budget resolution, resulting in the shutdown of the U.S. government.

On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump‘s inauguration, Republicans failed to get the 60 votes needed to vote on a budget resolution. In the end, it all really came down to including an immigration measure, specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was pushed by Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). 

Every year, Congress must outline and vote on a federal budget. However, Congress did not pass the budget resolution by the end of Friday to fund the government. Fifty votes in favor and 49 against were cast. Sixty votes are needed to end debate and move to a final vote.

This is the first government shutdown since 2013 which lasted 16 days.

Republicans have never before presided over a shutdown while in control of the House, Senate and White House. Most notably, this is the earliest shutdown ever in a presidency.

Federal employees will feel the most immediate impact, furloughed (or barred) from work which affects their pay. In addition, national parks will be closed throughout the duration of the shutdown. People will not be granted loans from the government during a shutdown, nor a new gun permit.

Because Congress approves Washington, D.C.’s budget, even trash collection will cease in the nation’s capital until the end of the shutdown.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on behalf of the Trump administration, responded to the result on Twitter by calling the Democratic party a group of “obstructionist losers.”

“Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans,” Sanders said in a statement.

“We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators,” Sanders continued in her statement. “When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform.”

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— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 20, 2018

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also blasted Democrats with a tweet following the shutdown.

“Senate Democrats have let down our troops, our children, and all Americans. They will do anything to appease their base, even shut down the federal government,” he said.

Senate Democrats have let down our troops, our children, and all Americans. All of this is just unnecessary. It is reckless. Senate Democrats have brought us to a shutdown. https://t.co/RlGYYue4Hh pic.twitter.com/MVJiTZFvDt

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 20, 2018

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“There is nothing in this bill to keep the government open that Democrats actually oppose, and yet they are blocking it nonetheless in a dangerous political ploy. All of this is just unnecessary. It is reckless. Senate Democrats have brought us to a shutdown.”

Celebrities, including Senate Democrats, also expressed their opinions on the government shutdown on social media with hashtag #TrumpShutdown becoming a trending topic on Twitter worldwide.

The reason the government shutdown is that Trump and his team have an ideological commitment to allowing fewer black and brown people into the country. #TrumpShutdown #TrumpIsARacist

— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 20, 2018

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We’re now officially in the second year of the Trump presidency – and the government just shut down.

This is an absolute testament to the chaos and lack of leadership emanating from the White House and the congressional Republicans who enable @realDonaldTrump. #TrumpShutdown

— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) January 20, 2018

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This will be called the #TrumpShutdown. There is no one who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in more than President Trump. pic.twitter.com/WE3SH9TpRU

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 20, 2018

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The Republicans control the White House, Senate & House. With that power comes a basic responsibility to keep the government open.

Tonight they failed, and now the American people will suffer. #TrumpShutdown

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 20, 2018

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On the eve of the one-year anniversary of @realDonaldTrump‘s inauguration, the U.S. government will be shut down. Make no mistake: this shutdown is a #TrumpShutdown.

— Women’s March (@womensmarch) January 20, 2018

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Four GOP Senators voted against the bill to keep the government open. When the dust settles, it will be clear who owns this shutdown. #TrumpShutdown

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 20, 2018

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“The reason the government shutdown is that Trump and his team have an ideological commitment to allowing fewer black and brown people into the country #TrumpShutdown #TrumpIsARacist,” singer John Legend tweeted.

Darren Criss Is Engaged! Actor Proposes to Girlfriend Mia Swier After 7 Years of Dating

Darren Criss has proposed to longtime girlfriend Mia Swier!

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor, 30, announced their engagement news on Instagram and Twitter Friday evening. “Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together,” Criss wrote along with a photo of the happy couple.

“And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage,” the former Glee star added.

Though the date of the proposal is unknown, Criss and Swier, 32, last attended the Los Angeles premiere of the FX series in Hollywood together on Jan. 8 when the writer and producer was spotted without an engagement ring on that finger.

“Oh yeah, we’ve been together a long time,” Criss said in a 2013 interview when asked about Swier. “I didn’t know I was going to be on TV when we started dating.”

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Swier attended New York University’s Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production, and has worked for networks such as Fox and Showtime.

It certainly has been a great start to 2018 for the former Glee actor, with his new show, Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, premiering Wednesday to strong ratings.

Criss stars in the FX show as Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered famed fashion designer, Gianni Versace.

Halle Berry Shares Her Tips For a Great Workout: ‘You Don’t Need a Fancy Gym’

Halle Berry is inspiring her followers to work towards getting abs just like her with weekly motivational fitspiration called fitness Friday.

The actress, 51, shared the latest installment on Instagram, answering another round of fan questions about how to get motivated to workout even without an expensive gym membership.

“You asked how to get started? It’s simple… you just decide to start! You decide today that you are worth it!” Berry wrote. “Trust me, I know it’s hard to focus up and dedicate time to working out each day, but with 24 hours in a day you can surely take ONE and dedicate it to YOU!”

With the help of her trainer Peter Lee Thomas, the Oscar-winning actress revealed one of her favorite exercise moves.

“You don’t need a fancy gym to get started – all you need is a living room, a patio, a kitchen floor, a driveway or a backyard, and a water bottle. This simple exercise is called a plank pull. This starts to strengthen your core, and a strong core has been key to my workouts,” Berry said.

WATCH: Why Halle Berry is Taking a Break from Dating

The pair also came up with another simple solution for one particular fan inquiry.

“We were asked: if you have weight to lose, is it better to lose weight before you start working out? Peter says it’s best do them simultaneously,” she shared. “You can start by walking each day or doing jumping jacks for cardio, while using very light weights, or again holding water bottles in each hand if you don’t have weights.”

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And in case you’re curious what last week’s fitness Friday was all about, it was an (impressively ripped) introduction to Peter’s muscular physique with a montage of shirtless photos.

“In 2018, he’ll help all of us get healthier, stronger and more fit!” Berry captioned the picture series on social media.

RELATED: Halle Berry, Braless and Thinking About Snacks, Is All of Us

Welcome to the start of fitness Friday. Each Friday I’ll be posting something about fitness that I hope will inspire you. I’d like to introduce you to my favorite trainer, Peter Lee Thomas! In 2018, he’ll help all of us get healthier, stronger and more fit! pic.twitter.com/NuFEcv79Zx

— Halle Berry (@halleberry) January 14, 2018

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And the mother of two has her eyes on the prize of achieving her 2018 goal of having her best and fittest year yet.

The mother of two kicked off the new year with a picture of herself sporting a black bikini with the caption, “Coming for you 2018.”

On Monday, the star was a style standout at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a sheer Reem Acra gown.

Keep an eye out for more fitness Fridays to come!

Big Sister Sings ‘You Are My Sunshine’ To Teach Toddler With Down Syndrome First Word: ‘Happy’

A Utah mother was overwhelmed with happiness when she heard her 25-month-old son, who has Down Syndrome, speak his first word more than a year before he was expected to — and it was all thanks to his loving big sister and her guitar.

For Amanda Bowman Gray, the song, “You Are My Sunshine,” has special meaning. It was in April 2016 that she and her husband, Caleb Gray, would sing the song to their newborn son, Bo, while he was in the hospital preparing for heart surgery.

Bo, who has Down Syndrome, was born with heart and lung conditions and has undergone multiple treatments to help correct them. But the family stayed strong, and the parents, along with their four other children, all rallied around their youngest member.

In October 2017, Bo’s musically-inclined older sister, Lydia, began singing the sentimental song to her brother, over and over again, and it would have an unexpected result.

“My daughter was very repetitive with ‘You Are My Sunshine’ for like three months,” Bowman Gray, 40, of Heber City, Utah, tells PEOPLE. “She worked with him, and one day, they were on the kitchen on the floor with him, just doing their little music therapy, and she screamed that he said his first word, ‘happy.’ ”

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By that point, Bo hadn’t said anything — not even “mama.”

“I made Lydia show me,” Bowman Gray recalls of the day in early December. “Of course, I screamed, and I brought down my husband! I teared up, I was very emotional. I got my camera out and asked him to say again and again! We were all laughing, all the kids were coming up!”

Since then, Lydia has kept up her sessions with Bo, which the family has dubbed their “music therapy.” His vocabulary has expanded to include almost a dozen more words since then. Bowman Gray even posted a new video on her Facebook page of the siblings singing their special song, and it has gone viral, garnering some 44 million views since Monday. The next song he’ll be picking up is “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” with the hope it will help him pronounce his name.

Bowman Gray says doctors initially told her that Bo likely wouldn’t speak until he was three years old, or even later, as is typical for children with Down Syndrome. A speech therapist they brought in was even shocked that Bo was able to speak so many words at just 25 months old. Bowman Gray says Bo’s progress is proof that music therapy can help children with the condition

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“The music grabs their attention and focus and takes all of the distractions away. It also calms them down when they have a lot of anxiety,” she says, adding that musical repetition helps with the exercises. “He is defying the odds. He’s defied the odds of what was possible with Down Syndrome. These kids are often put in this box, but the lid is starting to open. They are capable.”

Universities from all over the world have contacted her for permission to show the videos of Bo to their students, Bowman Gray says, and she admits she has come a long way from the fear that overcame her when she initially found out her son had Down Syndrome.

“I was very ignorant, in fact, I was scared. To be honest, I was devasted when I found out Bo had Down Syndrome,” she says, adding that until then, hadn’t interacted with anyone who had the condition. “It’s hard to see the blessings and the good that can come from it when you get that news at first. If someone would have fast forwarded and showed me at what a blessing and joy he would be, that fear would have subsided immediately.”

With about 6,000 babies born with Down Syndrome every year in the United States, Bowman Gray hopes other mothers feel uplifted by watching Bo’s videos if they feel scared after getting the unexpected news their child has the condition.

“I’m hoping that moms choose to keep their babies with Down Syndrome, and the moms who’ve kept them but are scared to death, I hope they will see these videos and see the joy that they bring,” Bowman Gray says. “A lot of people say Bo is lucky to have us as parents, but he wasn’t sent to us because we’re good parents, he was sent to us to make us better parents and people.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones Says Harassment Claims Against Michael Douglas Were ‘B.C. – Before Catherine’

Catherine Zeta-Jones is standing by her husband Michael Douglas.

The Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story star, 48, defended Douglas, 73, during her appearance on The View Friday, during which she addressed the sexual harassment allegations that recently surfaced.

“He had to come out preemptively because of what he believes in,” Zeta-Jones told co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain and guest host Yvette Nicole Brown about Douglas’ decision to address harassment allegations before they were published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

The Wall Street star previously released a statement after he’d been contacted by multiple outlets with claims that he had sexually harassed a former employee.

He vehemently denied her claims that he “masturbated in front of” her 32 years ago and that he “spoke raunchily, or dirtily” on the phone in front of her in conversations with friends.

“Michael came out with that pre-emptive statement. He was articulate, said it from the heart, was honest, open and transparent,” said Zeta-Jones, who has been married to Douglas since 2000.

“He now has to take the next step for where he goes from here. It happened 30 years ago, it was B.C.: before Catherine,” she added.

WATCH: Michael Douglas Accuser Details Alleged Sexual Harassment: ‘I Was Humiliated’

Reemphasizing how she and Douglas support Time’s Up and #MeToo “110 percent,” Zeta-Jones said, “We all know it’s been going on for years,” alluding to the decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault in Hollywood.

“I have a daughter,” the mother of two said about the couple’s14-year-old Carys Zeta. “As we battle through now, I hope this is something she won’t even have to think of.”

RELATED: Catherine Zeta-Jones Speaks Out About Michael Douglas’ Sexual Harassment Denial

This was the second time this week Zeta-Jones has supported her husband.

“My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business — him longer than me — was that we support ‘Me Too’ and the movement more than anybody, anybody — me as a woman, him as a man,” she said on Tuesday while promoting her upcoming Lifetime movie.

Adding, “There was no other way than to be preemptive in a story that had to be watched. He did a statement. I think it’s very clear the way that he stands. I cannot elaborate on something that’s so very personal to him.”

Rich in Faith’s Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson Open Up About Their 8-Year Fertility Struggle

It took eight years of trying for Rich in Faith stars Rich Wilkerson Jr. and his wife DawnCheré to become pregnant — and now they’re entering the final days of the long-awaited birth of their first son.

The Wilkersons, who rose to prominence after Rich officiated the 2014 wedding of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, lead Vous Church in Miami. After the Kardiashian/West wedding, the Wilkersons starred in Rich in Faith, a reality show that chronicled their lives and ministry.

But despite their seemingly perfect exterior, the Wilkersons were struggling with infertility.

“I was told on my twenty fifth birthday by my doctor that we would have trouble conceiving,” DawnCheré tells PEOPLE. “I honestly thought the doctor was wrong. I never dreamed it would take eight years before we heard the words, ‘You’re pregnant.’ “

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The long wait caused its strains on the couple, who documented their desire to become parents on the show.

“Waiting isn’t easy but it doesn’t have to destroy your marriage.” Rich tells PEOPLE. “We never made our relationship center around having a child.” 

“We had a lot of time where we wondered if it was going to happen,” he continues. “There were a lot of disappointments along the way. We had to learn to deal with the setbacks, which was really hard.”

During the long wait, Rich wrote his second book, Friend of Sinnerswhich is the follow-up to his first bestseller, Sandcastle Kings. (Kanye West famously designed the cover of Wilkerson’s first book.)

“The book talks about how God wants a relationship with you, rather than for you to be perfect,” he says.

RELATED VIDEO: Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Welcome a Daughter

When the Wilkersons found out they were expecting a baby, Rich had just turned in his book manuscript. “I had to do some quick editing,” he says. “In the book, I had said things like, ‘I have no kids’ and ‘maybe it’ll happen someday.’ That all needed to be changed! But I was so thrilled to do that.”

With the excruciating wait behind them, both Rich and DawnCheré are happy that things turned out as they did.

“Looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing,” says DawnCheré. “Rich and I have both grown in our faith and grown together through this struggle in ways we never would have otherwise. We came to a place where we realized that whether we had a child or not, we would choose to live lives of joy and purpose.”

“I’ve been far more concerned with soaking up the moment than planning the perfect nursery decor or shower theme,” she says. “We’ve been given a gift and I want to enjoy it with those we love. Our hearts are so grateful to God. No rushing ahead; every step is a beautiful miracle.”

 

 

 

‘They Grow Up So Quickly!’ Mark Zuckerberg’s Daughter Heads Off for First Day of Preschool

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan‘s 2-year-old daughter Maxima “Max” hit a milestone this week: her first day of preschool!

The 33-year-old Facebook founder shared a photo of Max’s big day on Wednesday, he and his wife crouching down to talk to their eldest daughter about her big day.

“First day of preschool,” Zuckerberg wrote. “They grow up so quickly.”

Max was dressed extra special to meet her teachers and classmates too. The tiny tot wore a turquoise sweater with white patterned tights. She brought with her a green knapsack and wore her hair up in a ponytail.

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Zuckerberg and Max have become two peas in a pod over the years, even sporting coordinating ensembles and holding hands for an adorable outdoor stroll during the tech guru’s paternity leave in September.

In August, he and Chan welcomed their second daughter — naming her, fittingly August.

RELATED VIDEO: Mark Zuckerberg Shares Cute Father-Daughter Snap from Paternity Leave

Being a father to two girls has given Zuckerberg inspiration in all aspects of his life, including how he runs his company — whose new mission is “Bring the world closer together.”

“For a few months during the pregnancy we just had a lot of time to think about the world that she was going to grow up in and there are all these dreams that we had long-term,” he told People en Español in August.

“It’s hard to have a community be a meaningful part of your support structure if you’re not also connecting in the real world,” Zuckerberg explained.

“We’re going to keep focusing on giving everyone a voice and helping them stay connected to their friends and family but understanding that now we need to do more to help bridge some of the divides in society and bring the world closer together.”

Sugar Bear Threatens to Take Mama June to Court over Visitation Rights with Honey Boo Boo

Mama June Shannon didn’t see this one coming.

The Mama June: From Not to Hot reality star’s drama with her ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and his new wife, Jennifer Lamb, is far from over. During Friday evening’s new episode of the WE tv series, Sugar Bear and Jennifer threaten to take Mama June to court if she doesn’t give him visitation rights to spend time with their daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 12.

“We got to talk about Mike having some visitation with Alana,” Jennifer told Mama June, 38, as she stood on her front lawn. “I come here today to talk to you like a woman, mother to mother. We need to figure out how we can work this where Mike can see Alana.”

But Mama June is far from ready to give Sugar Bear visitation rights, and reminded Jennifer about the “explosion” Sugar Bear had during the season 1 reunion. “He has very bad anger issues and it really scared the s— out of myself, Alana and everybody else. Why would I allow him to see her unsupervised?” she asked.

“Unsupervised? Um, I’m a human,” Jennifer reminded her. “I’m not going to do nothing to the child.”

Though Mama June attempted to tell Jennifer that her children endured “emotional abuse” as a result of Sugar Bear, Jennifer disregarded it and asserted that she doesn’t have “blinders on.”

“You’ve got to understand — people do change,” she told Mama June. “I tried talking sense into the bobble head, but there’s no reasoning with that woman.”

But until Sugar Bear gets help, Mama June said that “he will not see his daughter.”

“He will have some kind of visitation to see her,” a confident Jennifer told her. “But if not, we’re going to court.”

Jennifer’s confrontation may have come as a surprise to Mama June, but Sugar Bear said that he’s “been wanting to take a little action for a long time. I was hoping June would actually come around.”

After researching multiple attorneys, the couple met with the Brodie Law Group’s Ashley Brodie, with whom they sought professional legal counsel to help with the matter.

“The situation is, I want to be in my daughter’s life and her mama ain’t letting me be there,” Sugar Bear told Ashley.

“June quit communicating with Mike and letting Alana see Mike after we got together,” added Jennifer.

According to Sugar Bear, who split from Mama June after a stint on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 (she accused him of physical abuse, but he denies the allegations), the former couple separated on Christmas Eve 2015 — and he never signed an acknowledgement of paternity and legitimation after Honey Boo Boo was born.

“In the state of Georgia, if you’ve not been declared her legal father, you have no rights to her. You have just as much rights to her as I do,” Ashley explained.

Sugar Bear, who last saw Honey Boo Boo at his wedding in early 2017, said all he wants is visitation, not custody. Up until the time of filming, Sugar Bear had not been paying child support; but if deemed the legitimate father, Ashley said “there will be a child support award that goes along with that.”

When Ashley inquired about any negatives that Mama June could potentially use against him in court, Sugar Bear brought up his “anger issue problem,” which he denied having.

“I don’t see no anger issue problem,” he said. “I mean, you can ask my wife, you can ask my stepson, they don’t see it. I mean, I don’t have no problems.”

Still, Ashley recommended that he get anger management. “It is going to be much more cost effective for us to attempt an informal mediation to see if she will agree at all to sit down with you and see if y’all could work out any of these details,” she said.

WATCH: Mama June’s Swooning Over New Man in Her Life—But Her “Playpen Is Closed” on Having More Kids

Back at home, Sugar Bear called Mama June to discuss potential mediation: “I mean, I told you I wanted to see my daughter, so I talked to a lawyer about mediation.”

“You want me and you to sit down in front of a lawyer? What are you going to tell them?” Mama June asked. “I’m a deadbeat father?”

When Mama June inquired about how he will pay for the mediation, Sugar Bear said he’ll “spend every cent I have to be able to see my daughter. I will take your ass to court! If I have to take your ass to court, I will take your ass to court.”

“Your threats no longer worry me. Good luck honeybuns,” said Mama June, who hung up the phone.

“Jennifer and Sugar Bear can huff and puff all they want to, but they don’t have the balls to do nothing,” Mama June said. “Threatening to take me to court? Psh. Sugar Bear does that s— all the damn time.”

But Mama June just might have underestimated Sugar Bear’s seriousness in the matter.

Later, she received a knock at her front door from a man with a yellow envelope.

“Hello, I’m looking for June Shannon,” he said. “Sorry about your day,” he told her as he handed over the envelope. “Have a good one.”

“What the f— is this?” she rhetorically asked. “Who the f— does he think he is?”

“Sugar Bear sent me a certified letter telling me that he could take me to court if I don’t show up for this mediation,” she explained.

Though Mama June was potentially open to going to mediation, she said that “after a stunt like this? Hmm, I don’t know if I’m going to go or not” and proceeded to throw the envelope in the trash.

And just when the reality star may have assumed her problems were behind her when she stuck the envelope in the garbage, she received a call from Sugar Bear’s attorney, who was confirming the appointment for mediation.

 

“Good luck with that one,” said Shannon, who hung up on the lawyer. “I don’t see that happening.”

Still, Mama June doesn’t appear to be concerned about Sugar Bear’s threats.

“I guess all these little threats that Sugar Bear made wasn’t empty and he got himself a lawyer,” she said. “Does Sugar Bear think that he can force me into doing whatever he wants me to do? Good luck with that, little man.”

Mama June: From Not to Hot airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.

Jesse Williams to Pay Estranged Wife Aryn Drake-Lee $50,000 Per Month in Spousal Support

Jesse Williams and his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee have reached a new spousal support agreement.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Williams, 36, has agreed to pay Drake-Lee $50,695 per month in spousal support, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. Williams will also pay her $33,242 for the month of December 2017.

The documents state that Drake-Lee “shall be responsible for and shall timely pay all expenses relating to the parties’ family residence,” including the mortgage, property taxes and home equity line.

Additionally, the stipulation states that Drake-Lee will get half of the Grey’s Anatomy star’s residuals for work done from Sept. 1, 2012 through April 10, 2017, and he will pay her $50,000 in advance for her lawyer’s fees and costs, TMZ first reported.

After five years of marriage, the former couple, who shares daughter Sadie, 4, and son Maceo, 27 months, filed for divorce in April 2017. This past summer, the pair was granted joint legal custody of their two children.

A judge signed the order on Aug. 30, just days after the former couple attended “their hearing on child custody, child visitation and co-parenting matters regarding their children” on Aug. 24, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

“Aryn is pleased to have an arrangement that will provide stability and continuity for the children so that their best interests are the highest priority,” Drake-Lee’s attorney Jill Hersh said in a statement to PEOPLE at the time.

According to the order, “the parents shall share joint legal custody of the children.” It comes two months after Williams filed for joint legal and physical custody in June.

This past November, the actor, who is dating Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, was awarded overnight visits with his kids. According to the documents filed Nov. 9, Williams will be permitted to have custody of the kids up to two times a week after they get out from school until 6:15 p.m., except for one day when he will have custody from after school until “the following day when school commences for each child.”

Williams wed his longtime girlfriend Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, in Los Angeles in September 2012. At the time, they had been dating for over five years. They first met while Williams was working as a schoolteacher in New York.

Tom Petty Died of an ‘Accidental Drug Overdose’, Family Confirms

Tom Petty‘s family has revealed the iconic rocker died of an accidental drug overdose.

In a statement posted on the late singer’s website Friday evening, his family said the 66-year-old had been using a number of medications, including opioid pain medication Fentanyl.

“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications,” the statement, signed by widow Dana and daughter Adria, 42, read.

Perry’s longtime manager previously released a statement at the time of the musician’s death explaining that Perry suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, on Oct. 2 and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived.

“Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip. On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full-on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his overuse of medication,” the family said in their statement.

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The Los Angeles County coroner’s office completed an autopsy on Petty in October, the official cause of death required further examination at the time.

“We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident,” the statement continued.

Fentanyl is the same opiate that killed Prince in April. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that fentanyl is 80 times as potent as morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin. Classified as a Schedule II drug by the federal government, its medical uses are typically pain management following surgery or for chronic pain.

RELATED: Tom Petty Laid to Rest in a Private Service Held at Lakeside Shrine and Meditation Garden

“As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications,” the Petty family statement read.

Adding, “On a positive note we now know for certain he went painlessly and beautifully exhausted after doing what he loved the most, for one last time, performing live with his unmatchable rock band for his loyal fans on the biggest tour of his 40 plus year career. He was extremely proud of that achievement in the days before he passed.”

WATCH: Elton John, John Mayer, Big & Rich & More React to Tom Petty’s Death

The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers frontman is survived by his second wife, Dana York; his daughters Adria, 42, Annakim, 35; and his stepson Dylan, 24.

Pete Wentz Says He and Ex Ashlee Simpson Co-Parent ‘Really Well': ‘We’ve Been Good About Making Sure Bronx Has Balance’

Pete Wentz is opening up about his modern family.

The Fall Out Boy bassist — who is currently on tour promoting the band’s seventh album, Mania — has been dating model Meagan Camper, 28, for almost seven years. The couple are parents to son Saint Lazslo, 3; they’ll welcome a daughter this spring; and they are raising his son Bronx Mowgli, 9, with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson, 33, and her husband, Evan Ross, 29.

“We co-parent really well,” Wentz, 38, says of his blended family in the new issue of PEOPLE.

“I have to say, I have really good co-parents to deal with. are both communicative and easy-going,” the rocker adds. “For Bronx, it’s basically the only life he’s really known. So it’s normal to him, and he’s really good at it. Our schedules can be crazy, so we’ve been good about making sure Bronx has balance.”

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Indeed, Wentz and Simpson — who split in 2011 after nearly three years of marriage — share custody of their son. When Dad is on tour, they enjoy plenty of FaceTime dates, and when he’s home at their L.A.-area house, he’s just “the guy that makes pancakes or runs around in the backyard with them, which is grounding in the best possible way.”

And the rock star is open to marriage again.

“It would be nice to celebrate something with our friends and our family,” he says, “but the relationship and commitment and responsibility we have to each other and to our kids is so much bigger — it’s a lifetime thing. So I think there’s not a rush.”

Kris Jenner Dropped Over $8K on Strollers for Chicago – the Same One Princess Kate Used

Kim Kardashian West‘s newborn baby girl is getting the royal treatment.

The reality star and husband Kanye West welcomed daughter Chicago into the world via surrogate on Monday, and a source tells PEOPLE proud grandma Kris Jenner purchased multiple Silver Cross strollers for their new addition from L.A.-based Couture Kids.

One model fans of the British royal family might recognize? The Balmoral Pram ($2,700), which third-time mom-to-be Kate Middleton was photographed pushing Princess Charlotte in during her July 2015 christening.

The insider tells PEOPLE Jenner bought new parents Kardashian West, 37, and West, 40, an all-black version of the chic buggy, as well as two in the black-and-white color scheme.

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The spouses also have a more casual stroller from the British retailer: the Silver Cross Wave ($1,300) that offers 16 car seat, bassinet and stroller configurations and the highest safety guarantees.

But Grandma made sure not to leave out the big brother and sister.

Saint, 2, and North, 4½, may just be the recipients of the Princess Doll’s Pram ($500), which the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star purchased two of.

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This isn’t the first time Jenner has dropped a lot of money for baby Chicago: According to TMZ, she forked over more than $10,000 at baby boutique Petit Tresor in December.

Three days before revealing her new daughter’s name, Kardashian West shared her Monday birth date, time and birth weight with the world on her website and app.

“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” she wrote. “North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”

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Devin Dawson Had to Get Sneaky to Complete His Debut Album: ‘I Wanted to Write Something About Me’

The record label had declared Devin Dawson’s debut album finished and headed for release — but Dawson still felt something was missing. So he did what any self-respecting singer-songwriter would do. He kept writing.

“I got into the room with a couple of my friends who are my best friends,” the 28-year-old artist recalls. Though the album was already packed with love songs, this time around, he says, “I wanted to write something about me … that people could hear and be like” — Dawson snaps his fingers — “I know who he is.”

What emerged was a melodic calling card: a soul-baring ballad that describes an artist whose “heart bleeds for country music” yet is determined to blaze his own path.

But how to get it on the album?

Abiding by his own lyrics, Dawson took a long shot: He sneaked the song onto a playlist at an industry event attended by Warner Music management. Afterward, they were the ones telling Dawson that “Dark Horse” had to be on the album.

Now the song not only anchors the final slot, but it also has given its name to the album, which debuts Friday. And though it’s unlike any of the other songs, “Dark Horse” explains why the rest of the album is true to country’s roots even as it stretches beyond them.

Dawson describes himself as “51 percent songwriter, 49 percent artist,” and it shows in his lyrics — the skillful storytelling, rhymes and wordplay that echo the songs of George Strait, Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash that he grew up with in small-town Northern California. But those lyrics have all been set to a cool, sexy and soulful sound that borrows from sources outside the genre: Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Joe Cocker, among others. Throw into the mix Dawson’s lengthy stint — starting at age 12 — as a heavy metal artist, and something different was bound to emerge.

“I have so many influences from what I grew up listening to that I’m just pulling and taking things along the way and putting it inside here and pushing it out,” Dawson — who made PEOPLE’s 2017 Ones to Watch list — says.

Clearly his sweet spot is the love song, epitomized by the album’s first single, “All On Me,” a breezy, smile-inducing tune now in nationwide airplay. Other notables that traverse the romantic landscape include “I Don’t Care Who Sees,” a tribute to the abandon of love; “Second to Last,” a lament to love’s impermanence; and “Asking for a Friend,” which captures the timid first moments of attraction.

“I love writing love songs,” says Dawson, who co-wrote every song on the album. “That’s why I started writing in the first place, because I got my heart broken and I needed to communicate that … When it comes to love, I am the worst about talking about it … The way that I’ve learned how to communicate is hiding behind a song or hiding behind a guitar. I feel I can say whatever I want that way.”

Dawson was unattached when he worked on the album: “I was writing about where I wanted to be, not necessarily where I was at the time.” His current relationship with Leah Sykes (“I am in love,” he declares) has turned him into a believer that “you put it into the universe and it’ll come back to you.”

Dawson is set to take his new music out on the road this year on Brett Eldredge’s The Long Way Tour — and, of course, you can count on him to keep writing.

“I write every day if I can,” he says. “That’s my addiction, so I continued to write regardless of if I’m writing for me or somebody else or my next project or my third record or whatever. I just always write.”

Luckily, he doesn’t have to go far to find one of his most valued collaborators: Jacob Durrett, his housemate and 13-minutes-younger fraternal twin brother. (The artist uses his middle name for his last name.) Durrett, who is also a producer, shares two co-writes on Dark Horse, including “All On Me.”

“He’s my secret weapon,” Dawson says. “He’s the guy who knows what I like, knows what I want. I can trust him — and when you’re in the creative thing and trying to tell people who you are, to trust somebody is a huge thing.”

One day, Dawson says, he hopes his brother will also be his album producer, but a bigger dream is to join him in producing other artists. “You could have one-stop shopping,” Dawson says. “You come in, we’ll write a song with you, and we’ll produce it. I’d like to find artists and develop artists as a team, because that’s what we love to do.”