Tennis champ Naomi Osaka, who made headlines for speaking out about mental health, gave an emotional speech at the ESPYs.
Congratulations are in order for 23-year-old Naomi Osaka, who took home the best female athlete award at the 2021 ESPY Awards. The tennis superstar stepped out on the red carpet at Pier 17 in New York City, marking her first public appearance since withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon. She stunned in a striped, black and white top with a green skirt by Louis Vuitton, and spoke eloquently on stage when she accepted the honor.
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“I just really want to not say a long speech because I’m a bit nervous … I know this year has been really, it hasn’t even finished, but it’s been really tough for a lot of us,” Naomi began, likely referencing the media storm that occurred after she spoke out about mental health. “For me, I just want to say, I really love you guys and this is my first ESPYs so it’s really cool to be surrounded by all these incredible athletes.”
She continued, “I think all of you guys are really cool and I watch some of you on TV so it’s really surreal to be here and yeah, thank you so much and I really appreciate it.” Ahead of the French Open in May, Naomi announced that she would not be participating in press conferences at the tournament. Upon skipping a post-match media commitment, she was fined $15,000. The following month, she chose not to play in the 2021 Wimbledon tournament.
… and she always gives the most wholesome speeches 🥺 pic.twitter.com/XrorWcjVUz
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“Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,” her agent said in a June 17 statement. “She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.” Naomi herself spoke out in May, after her initial media boycott at the French Open.
“I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” she wrote in the May 31 statement. The tennis star also shared that it was never her intention to “be a distraction,” and said her initial message “could have been clearer. More importantly I would never trivialize mental health or use the term lightly.”
Hailie Jade Reveals Makeup-Free Face & Fans Can’t Believe How Much She Looks Like Dad Eminem
Hailie Jade looked gorgeous when she went completely makeup-free in a new selfie & she looks exactly like her dad, Eminem.
Everyone knows that Hailie Jade, 25, looks just like her dad, Eminem, 48, but in a recent selfie she posted, Hailie is the spitting image of him. Hailie posted a video to her Instagram where she started out completely makeup-free with her hair up in a bun, away from her face. The resemblance to her dad in the beginning of the video is uncanny and then at the end, she shows off her face with full glam, still looking just like him.
Fans immediately rushed to the comments section gushing about how much she looks like Eminem and one person wrote, “Mini Em, it’s so crazy.” Meanwhile, someone else commented, “All I see is em with makeup. Unfortunately I can’t unsee it. Lol.” Other comments from fans who were mindblown included, “you look like your father so much without makeup,” “Wowww you look like your father,” and even, “It’s like I’m looking at a young blond shady.”
Of course, Hailie looks gorgeous with and without makeup but we just can’t believe how much she looks like her famous father without makeup.
Hailie is always posting fun videos and photos on Instagram and her outfits and glam are always on point. Just the other day she posted a mirror selfie rocking a plaid bucket hat with a sleeveless white knit vest and high-waisted jeans. Her makeup was done naturally and her complexion looked flawless as she added a glossy orange lip and strong brows. She captioned the photo, “hey!! look at this cute hat!!!”
Kendall Jenner Stuns In Floral Thong Bikini On Tropical Getaway With BF Devin Booker
Kendall Jenner took to her Instagram story to share some eye-catching snapshots of her and boyfriend Devin Booker enjoying time under the sun, including a cheeky pic that showed off her stylish swimsuit.
Kendall Jenner, 25, showed off the fun summer’s end she is having with her boyfriend Devin Booker, 24, on Sept. 18. The model shared a few snapshots of her and the Phoenix Suns player to her Instagram story and it looked like they were having the time of their lives! In one piAlc, she is standing in front water and trees while wearing a floral thong bikini and letting her long damp hair down and in another, Devin is laying back and relaxing in the water while wearing white swim shorts.
Although it’s not exactly clear where Kendall and Devin were in the pics, the view was definitely gorgeous and seemed to be the perfect location for a little rest and relaxation. There was also a photo of a set of legs that were crossed while laying back, further proving the trip was all about taking in the moment.
Before Kendall’s latest getaway with Devin, she made headlines for having a busy week in New York City during New York Fashion Week. She attended the 2021 Met Gala and posed on the red carpet in a gorgeous bedazzled sheer gown that included a neck collar as her long locks were pulled up. She gave off a classic old Hollywood vibe with natural-toned makeup and the perfect poses as she stared into the cameras with a confident expression.
The beauty was also spotted hanging out with her mom Kris Jenner, 65, at the event and they happily enjoyed posing while Kendall helped tie her mom’s sneaker, which she wore with a long black dress, at one point after the red carpet portion of the night. The doting parent also had a cocktail in her hand and looked just as incredible as her second to youngest daughter.
When Kendall’s not attending lavish events and/or posing in eye-catching dresses, she’s doing other fun stuff like promoting her 818 tequila brand. She was seen signing a bottle of the liquor during an interaction with fans outside in New York last week. We can bet it was a thrilling moment for the successful star!
Pregnant Olivia Munn Cradles Her Dog On Her Baby Bump In Sweet New Photo
Olivia Munn flashed a bright smile as she hung out with her adorable pooch in a new promotional pic about ‘pet mental health,’ just over a week after John Mulaney confirmed they’re having a baby together.
Olivia Munn, 41, gave fans another glimpse of her baby bump with her latest Instagram pic. The actress was promoting her partnership with Petco for pet mental health in the caption of the snapshot and looked as happy as could be as she sat back and relaxed with her adorable pups. The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with comedian John Mulaney, 39, let her baby bump peek through in the pic as she wore a black top and black pants and cuddled one pooch while the other snuggled up against her.
The beauty also had her long dark locks down and a large window that showed off green trees was on the side of her.
“SO excited to be partnering with @Petco to spread the word about the importance of pet mental health! 🤍🐾,” Olivia’s caption for the pic read. “Our routines are changing and our pets need us. I took Petco’s free Well-Adjusted Dog seminar to help prepare my pups for these changes and encourage all pet parents to do the same. Frankie & Chance have helped me get through difficult times and now I’m doing the same for them. Sign up now at petco.com/mentalhealth! #ad #welladjustedpet.”
Olivia’s latest social media pic comes a week and a half after John confirmed that they are expecting their first child together during his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. “In the spring I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia,” he said while updating the fellow comedian on his life. “I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible. . . and we’re having a baby together.”
Olivia and John were first romantically linked in May shortly after the news that he split from his wife of almost seven years following a stint in rehab. They were spotted on a lighthearted lunch date at Rick’s Drive In & Out in Los Angeles, CA and a source later told PEOPLE that things between them were going well. “They were having a great time during lunch, laughing and talking,” the insider told the outlet about the date. “They were really enjoying each other’s company.”