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Katherine Heigl documented the cutest date night ever yesterday.

The actress has been swamped with her new role in the drama series Suits and was in desperate need for some one-on-one time with her hubby Josh Kelly.

The happy couple had an intimate evening enjoying tasty eats, sipping fruity cocktails, and enjoying relaxing foot massages.

“Happy Thursday! I had the day off from Suits and took full advantage of my man Josh Kelly being in town for a visit,” the mum said.

“First stop, gin and tonics at my favourite English Pub, the Oxley Public House. Next, foot massages at a nearby spa, then martinis and perfecting my sexy pout at the Hazelton Hotel bar and finally a cheese plate perfectly made by my hubby.”

"It was most definitely one of those heavenly days to savour and remember!"

And from their fun-filled photos, it looks like they had a fabulously romantic night together.

The two are all smiles as they bask in their date night celebrations, cherishing the love that has only grown stronger of the years.

The parenting pair recently celebrated their ten-year wedding anniversary, and Katherine wrote a hilarious and touching tribute to her husband to commemorate the marriage milestone



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“When the whole world falls into disarray and nothing makes sense to me he is my shelter, my safe harbour. When self-doubt and self-loathing creep into my soul he is my champion, my number one fan,” the Grey’s Anatomy star gushed.

How sweet! The dynamic duo share so much love for one another.

We are happy that Katherine and Josh were able to snag some time away from their routines to spend a much-needed romantic evening together.


Valentine's Day is officially upon us, and while you and your bae may have decided that staying in and doing nothing is the way to go, you can still make a night on the couch pretty special. 

Here are three minimal effort, at-home date ideas for couples who just are more into Netflix and chill than fancy dinner dates.

Netflix themed night

If your partner has a cult favourite Netflix series – have a Netflix & Chill night with that theme. 

Binge watch the show while cosy on the couch, and order or purchase food and snacks that match the series.

If they're a Stranger Things fan, cook waffles (proper ones, not Eggos) with nutella and strawberries, and snack on Halloween candy. 

Feeling frisky?

If you're not afraid of a bit of cringe, and you're open to sexual adventure, play a wish list game. 

Each partner writes down three things they have always wanted to try between the sheets, and if you both find that you have written down one that is the same – try it tonight. 

If not, the opposite partner chooses an activity from the other's sheet – as long as they're honestly happy to try it, and you can try out two new activities in the one night. 

Make it cinematic

Going to the cinema is a classic date concept, and it can easily be recreated at home. 

Pick up an affordable iPhone projector and stream your partner's favourite movie on a blank wall in one of your homes, and get the microwave to work popping vats of popcorn. 

Make a comfy fort of pillows and blankets on the floor and lie back and direct the projector at the ceiling for an even cosier experience.



Since they're worldwide superstars, you'd think Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik like to wine and dine in the hottest NYC spots.

But, it turns out they're a super casual couple, and we totally love it.


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While speaking about their relationship, Gigi revealed to Vogue that they like to keep things super low maintenance.

“We like late-night movies and we order from this amazing place that does lattes and gingerbread cookies.


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“I need coffee to stay up. I’m always like, ‘Babe, let’s go to a movie.’ Then I fall asleep halfway through and he’s like, ‘You’ve seen the first half of every movie out there and you have no idea how any of them end.'”

We totally wouldn't mind falling asleep on Zayn's shoulder! How perfect.



Getting your act together for Valentine's Day can be extra difficult, especially when you're broke.

However, skimping on the splurging doesn't spell the end of date night for you and your partner.

There are plenty of free things you can do to make that day special, no cost involved. 

1. Cycling


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The best thing about nature, besides its beauty, is that it's free.

A cycling date is an amazing way to explore parts of Ireland that you have never experienced before, all the while accumulating a smug sense of self-satisfaction knowing that you're getting your daily dose of fresh air and exercise.

Pick a delightful scenic cycling route for you and your bae, along the coast or through a big city park. 

2. Back garden picnic

Weather permitting, a dusk back garden picnic is the ultimate dream date, and it's totally free. 

Rig a fort in your garden using sheets and make a sitting area underneath with rugs, throws, and plenty of cushions. 

Keep the food simple so theres no need to keep dashing inside to make sure nothing is burning, and lose the run of yourself with the fairy lights, draping them all over everything to create a special, romantic ambience. 

You can even prop the laptop up and enjoy a movie chilling in your outdoor fort, or if it's getting too cold as darkness approaches, wrap up and take the movie inside. 

3. Night in


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Nights in have a shameful reputation for being boring, but there's no need for that.

Save the Netflix and chill for another day and get out some board games or a deck of cards for you and your love interest to play. 

Making your own pizzas from scratch (or just popping a frozen one in the oven) is the perfect relaxed games night food, and a scattering of throw pillows, fairy lights and candles gives the place some ambience. 

4. Catch a gig


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The great thing about pubs is that there is a great atmosphere, great music, and most importantly, no cover charge.

Bringing your potential bae to a great pub to enjoy a spot of live music is always a good idea, and if you can bear not to buy a pint it's totally free.

Some of the best bands and singers out there began doing pub gigs, and there are some seriously talented musicians singing their hearts out in pubs all over the country every weekend. 

5. Surfing


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Pack up your car, bike or bus ticket and head to your nearest surf spot for a day of riding the waves, amongst other things.

Surfing is free if you already have your own board, and while it's technically not free if you don't, a two hour lesson is usually around €30, so pretty reasonable.

Bring a picnic of sandwiches because you're sure to be starving after, or splurge even more on some seaside chipper food, and don't forget a giant blanket to cuddle in on the beach when you're freezing to death after your foray into the Atlantic.



It looks like Jeremy McConnell has moved on from Stephanie Davis… and her fans aren't happy about it.

The former Big Brother star has been posting pictures on Instagram of himself with a mystery blonde which have sparked a flurry of comments onto his page.

In the first picture, he's standing side by side with his new lady, and captioned the shot: "Catch up with this lil one tonight."


Catch up with this lil one tonight

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Then just hours later Jez shared another photo of him sitting down on a couch with with the beauty and simply wrote: "Date night."

Of course, this sparked outrage and Steph's fans were quick to comment under his picture.

One follower said, "Want to get your priorities right," while another wrote, "Should be supporting your baby and its mother. Not out with other women."


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However, his own fans were quick to stick up for him, with one saying, "Baby daddy or not he can date whoever he wants? You are all tripping out over someone else's life just for drama."

Meanwhile, Steph has her own fans perplexed by the most recent image she posted on Snapchat.



Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have been busying working at the moment but that doesn't mean they can't have date night!

The couple were spotted heading to the popular New York spot Catch last night, and Miley just couldn't look happier.

Walking hand in hand, Liam had a more serious approach when the papz were snapping his picture, but Miley was beaming with delight as she walked beside her man.

Even though the smitten pair have not confirmed their engagement, Miley has been sporting the engagement ring Liam gave to her prior to their 2013 breakup.

It's also been widely reported that the reunited pair are planning to marry soon after rekindling their romance last year.

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It seems that Hailey Baldwin has ditched Justin Beiber once and for all as she was spotted out on a cosy date with Drake last weekend.

TMZ reports that Hailey made her way to Drake's Memorial Day party after spending some time with her BFFs Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

The day after, the pair apparently went out to Hollywood hotspot, The Nice Guy, where they asked for a private table, and insiders say that they were clearly on a date.

At the end of the night, Hailey made her way out the back door and Drake out the front, but they ended up hopping in the same car.

Vehicle sharing or something more? 

Drake seems to be the main man for romance at the moment though, as Khloe Kardashian had a ball with her alleged new beau at his Memorial Day party, too.



They teased us for daaays with their social media romance, and now it seems that Liam Payne and Cheryl F-V are ready to make it public.

The pair enjoyed a low-key date night in a London Casino, and Liam was ever the gentleman helping Cheryl to get out of their car.

It was clear they wanted to keep a low profile as they barely looked at the cameras as they walked by and ignored any onlookers heading their way.

After the numerous rumours it seems that these two really are a pair and don't care about whatever the haters say.


Ah, you've finally nailed getting a date on Valentine's, and it's even better if you're MEGA into the person too. So, why ruin it with a curry or ribs, huh?

If you really want to impress on V-Day, dodge these foods (you'll thank us later):

1. Broccoli

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower should ALL be avoided. They will make you super gassy and don't forget those little florets and seeds that get stuck in your teeth. Ugh.


2. Spicy food

It's cool if you like a bit of spice, but what if your date doesn't? Don't make them sit through a dinner where they feel like their lips are on fire. 


3. Ramen

You might think it shows that you're a super foodie, but it's impossible to eat these noodles and still look polite. Slurping is not a good look.


4. Ribs

Yes, we know there's nothing better than munching down on sweet baby ribs. But you don't want to look like a savage dog on your date. Plus it's waaay too messy.


5. Tacos

OK, question: how the hell are you even supposed to eat these things properly? They crack and drip and you will just end up getting salsa all over your new top. Not good. 


When you sit down and think about it, you'll probably find you spend far more time sitting in front of a screen than you actually realise.

That 30-minute commute spent flicking through Twitter on your phone, followed by a full day's work in front of the computer… it all adds up. Yet even after eight hours staring at a screen, most of us want nothing more than to flop on the couch after work and zone out in front of Celebrity Big Brother.

Ireland's screentime is well above the recommended amount, with new research by Core Media and Ignite Research showing that even children are watching on average four hours of TV and online video every day. That's DOUBLE the maximum recommended limit. 

So next time you're planning a relaxing night with your other half, why not switch off the telly and try something different? Here are a few of our favourite date ideas that DON'T involve your couch and remote control…

1. Check out some comedy
The International Bar on Wicklow Street was the kick-off point from some of Dublin's best comedy acts, from Des Bishop to Fred Cooke. There are shows every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night with tickets available for a €10 on the door on the night. Head along and who knows, you could see a big name – or the next big thing.


2. Experience the best music in a mystery venue
Sitting rooms, rooftops, attics and clothes shops are just some of the spots that have played host to Sofar Sounds, a music collective offering "amazing music in intimate venues." Their next date is February 24, so sign up and head along to check out a few amazing acts in a mystery venue somewhere in Dublin.


3. Get fit together
Whether it's joining a local running club or getting out for a walk together, there's no nicer way to spend an evening than all wrapped up out in the fresh air. Plus, exercise = endorphins, which are known to strengthen the bond between couples. Win.


4. Become pet owners – just for the day
If you two would LOVE a dog but can barely fit a goldfish in your apartment, why not check out a dog-borrowing service like Borrow My Doggy? You'll get to take care of someone else's adorable pooch for a few hours, walk them, play endless games of 'fetch' and drop them back to their owner.


5. Cook a meal together
Rather than banging out a chicken stir-fry in ten minutes flat, pick a recipe for something you both love, stock up on ingredients and prepare it together. If you know you're likely to want to kill each other after five minutes (we've been there), then put one person on cocktail-making duty and the other on food.


6. Dance like no-one's watching (literally)
You know the absolute buzz you get from dancing up a storm in your sitting room to some random Spice Girls song? Well, the folks at Soda Bread Box are all about that. You can head along to their dance nights every Monday, pay a fiver on the door and dance for an hour in TOTAL darkness to some seriously epic tunes. Their rules? "No lights, no alcohol, dance your socks off."


The rumoured hot new couple were first pictured together as they left a Los Angeles party following the American Music Awards on Sunday. 

And now the duo were spotted yet again leaving  well-known Hollywood club, The Nice Guy, last night. 

The VS model and former One Direction singer desperately tried to conceal themselves from the paparazzi as they left the venue, with Gigi trying every trick in the book to hide herself.

At one point she is seen trying to cover her face with her hair… and then her phone… and then her bag, but she failed (obvz) as the paps snapped away. 

Gigi's sister Bella was also spotted with the pair, but when it was going-home time, Bella was noticeably absent from the car ride home, which left the two love birds alone. 

Us Weekly reports that the couple first met back in August as they both attended Kylie Jenner's birthday party – while Gigi was still dating Joe Jonas. We just wonder when they will become public… because it's pretty obvious what's going on!



Brooklyn Beckham fueled rumours there's a new lady in his life last week when he shared a cryptic Instagram post with the caption, "Your absence only makes me love you more."

But it looked as though he was reunited with his new lady on Saturday night as the 16-year-old was seen leaving CBS Radio's We Can Survive concert alongside French actress Sonia Ben Ammar.

The duo looked to be enjoying one another's company on the night – though things could have taken a VERY uncomfortable turn, as Brooklyn's former love interest Chloe Moretz was also at the gig and left just minutes after them.

Romance rumours circulated the Internet after the teens were spotted enjoying a day of sightseeing in Paris together back in September.

It's believed the pair first met while enjoying a holiday in the Maldives with their families earlier this year, according to Us Magazine.

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