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Love Island star Maura Higgins isn't one to withhold vital information, including about shenanigans from the Spanish villa that she may have caused.

The reality star has fast become a fan favourite due to her frank and honest nature, though she has now admitted to skirting around the rules to get some extra wine. Mad respect.

"I should never tell, but I'm gonna…" she revealed during an Instagram Q&A after an appearance on The Late Late Show last Friday night.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Some nights you get one glass of wine, some nights you get two, you either get a choice of beer or wine, I always choose wine," Maura explained.

"One night I went into the larder where the drinks get prepared and there's like a water dispenser there. I went in before everyone else and I downed everyone's wine and I filled it up with water.

"And I got in really big trouble. The whole island got punished the following night because I got really drunk. I shouldn't have probably said that. I'll get in big trouble now!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We can relate to the struggle of craving some vino, especially if we were on a stressful reality show fighting off other gals to find love.

The Longford native has also divulged on other behind-the-scenes secrets from the reality show, admitting that some scenes were reshot.

"Yeah, we did re-shoot," Maura said. "Just say, for instance, if a text came through and you weren't loud enough or if you stumbled on your words, you'd have to re-take obviously." 

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Love Island 2017 star Gabby Allen has confirmed that she is no longer in a relationship with Raksu singer Myles Stephenson after she found him "messaging another girl" on Instagram.

The couple had been dating since September of last year, with Myles moving in with Gabby in November of 2018 according to The Sun.

After 11 months of dating, Gabby called time on their romance after their relationship break ended following Myles' infidelity. 

The pair had been on a break but the situation came to a head this week after she found some shocking messages to other women on his phone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Gabby ­suspected Myles had been messaging a girl a while ago, but he told her that one of his mates had used his Instagram account," the insider claims.

"Then when they were meant to be having space apart, Gabby caught him red-handed. She immediately ended the relationship," they added.

"She is shocked that it happened, especially after everything she went through with Marcel. She has made her decision and doesn't want to be with someone she can't trust."

Gabby has since confirmed that the rumours are true to her 1.1 million Instagram followers

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"The newspaper articles are true. I am no longer in a relationship. I hope you've all had a better week than me! If anyone else has anything they need to tell me, please do. x"

Myles has yet to comment on the scandal, both the Love Islander and Raksu singer have deleted all traces of each other on their Instagram accounts.

Gabby previously talked about marriage to The Sun with Myles  "He’s amazing. He basically came to my house and never left. We can hear wedding bells. We talk about long-term stuff all the time."

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Molly-Mae Hague won't be back in Ireland anytime soon, according to The Clare Echo. Remember when she took a private plane to an underage disco in Co. Longford? We do.

The Queens Nightclub in Ennis announced during the airing of Love Island that the social media influencer would appear for a meet-and-greet in August.

Tickets had been on sale for the event, but the nightclub have now confirmed that Molly-Mae has postponed her trip indefinitely to Co. Clare.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Ennis venue wrote; “Due to unforeseen circumstances Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague has had to postpone her appearance at Queens Nightclub Ennis this Saturday night.

"She would like to apologies to all her fans. Full refunds available on tickets already purchased from both eventbrite.com and Kaffeine," they added.

"Stay tuned to our social Media Accounts for further updates. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."

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Molly-Mae has been dating professional boxer Tommy Fury since mid-way through the ITV reality show, but is currently undergoing photoshoots in Los Angeles.

The star has yet to comment on the postponement of her nightclub appearance, after winners Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill spent the weekend in the county to see the Cliffs of Moher.

You're missing out on some Wild Atlantic Way beauty, gal. Your loss, we say.

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Tommy Fury has spoken out against Anton Danyluk for the way in which he's treated his girlfriend, Molly-Mae Hague, since the trio left the Love Island villa.

The boxer has called Anton's petty behaviour 'childish' after he unfollowed Molly-Mae Hague on Instagram, and admitted that there's 'tension' between them all now.

During the reunion show, 24-year-old gym owner Anton was asked about the drama and he claimed they had never been friends in the first place and refused to follow the influencer.

20-year-old Tommy has since spoken about the issue on the Capital Breakfast show this morning, saying he didn't understand where Anton was coming from.

"I honestly couldn't see it, I thought them two were friends because obviously we’ve been on this whole experience together so I thought everybody would be friends.

"I think there was just a little bit of tension, you know, purely off what Anton said and about all the unfollowing stuff and all that…"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added; "It really is… I think it's a bit childish because we’re all good friends here and there’s no need for any bad blood and on mine and Molly's part, there's no bad blood, we wish him all the best."

19-year-old Molly Mae admitted she was shocked when she discovered that Anton had unfollowed her.

Speaking on the reunion show, she said: "I hadn't even got my phone back yet and came out and the first thing I seen was that Anton had unfollowed me.

"At the end of the day, everyone's entitled to follow and unfollow who they want to, so it's not bothered me, but I was just a little bit shocked."

She added; "And I don't feel like I would have necessarily done that to him because we didn't speak much in the villa, so I don't really know why it happened, but no bad blood.

"You're my friend, even if I'm not your friend."

Anton denied any pettiness, explaining half-heartedly that; 

"What happened is, when we're in there, our management or whoever is running our Instagram follows for us. Molly came up on my Instagram and I'm sure Molly will agree with this, we've never even spoken in the villa, really."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Their clash appeared to start when Molly-Mae and Tommy voted for Anton and Belle Hassan to leave the villa, which led Belle to brand the pair 'two-faced'.

At the reunion, Anton and Belle both denied this, saying that the public voted them out at the end of the day.

It seems that there's no love lost between the foursome, but does it all boil down to Anton getting pied by Molly-Mae at the start of the series when she eventually chose Tommy? We reckon so.

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When it comes to influencers, some of the settings which are staged for that perfect shot look absolutely effortless. Too effortless, tbh… suspiciously effortless…

An absolutely gas video has been posted online by @TaylorLorenz which sheds light on the environmental factors which influencers endure.

Whether it's freezing cold weather, sunlight blazing in your eyes or just awkward angles, getting the perfect shot isn't as easy as it looks.

The video displays several influencers and bloggers jostling to take the perfect picture at an intersection in New York, 59th and 5th avenue;

They're working hard, to be fair; they've all gotta compete for the best image possible.

Apparently 59th and 5th is some kind of blogger hotspot, an aesthetically pleasing location which influencers have now plagued.

Some witty Twitter users have compared the video to a favourite dystopian show…

It is pretty reminiscent of THAT Bryce Dallas Howard episode, where everyone can rate each other and give points based on their image and personality, similar enough to Instagram.

 Whether you find the video disturbing, hilarious, mediocre or just plain creepy, it says a lot about how different today's social media world is.

We are hugely entertained by the reaction tweets though… keep 'em coming.

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We are all aware of the negative impact social media can have on our mood. Scrolling through Instagram for a mere ten minutes can knock our confidence and leave us feeling like our social lives are not up to scratch. We instantly compare ourselves to the people we follow, despite the fact that people only share their best moments on social media.

A new study has discovered the lasting impact social media can have on young people in Ireland and the findings are a cause for concern.

One in three young people revealed the pressure of social media makes life harder for them.

The study, which was conducted by Young Social Innovators and Amarach Research Index, found that despite its perks, social media is putting far too much pressure on young people.

Rachel Collier, Young Social Innovators chief executive said: “There has been a lot of discussion in the media in recent weeks about keeping young people occupied during the summer months and, in particular, how to get them away from screens.

“From this research, we can see how strongly embedded smartphones are in the day-to-day lives of Generation Z. For all of us involved in guiding young people from teens to adulthood, the issue of smartphone usage is something that we need to be aware of,” she added.

Social media does have many positives. It helps friends stay in contact even if they’re on opposite sides of the planet, it helps people share their content and gives people a place to express their views, but we need to remember that balance is key.

“We need to focus on getting the balance right between smartphone usage and real-life experiences, without trying to roll-back on something that is firmly part of contemporary youth culture,” said Rachel Collier.

93 percent of people involved in the study said life is harder for them than it was for their parents, mainly because of social media.

Social media makes young people compare every aspect of their lives to their peers’. They scrutinise everything from their appearance to their grades, and that pressure can be extremely damaging.

There are many wonderful things about social media. We certainly couldn’t go without it, but Rachel Collier is right, we need to find the right balance between life on Instagram and life in the real world.

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PrettyLittleThing have announced their latest collaboration, and we can't get enough of the fashion looks coming out of the new edit.

Their first PLT Presents edit features Instagram style queen Ellie Beatrice Joslin, known to her followers as Miss Joslin. She's one to watch, especially when it comes to serving up some fierce style moves.

Each collection of the PLT Presents edit shows a carefully curated drop from some of the most aspirational women on the scene. Keep these girls on your radar, and your Instagram feed.

Miss Joslin hit the streets of Barcelona to shoot the outfits of the day, and the clothes from her collection are simply stunning. 

From her cool girl outfits to her hair (absolute goals) and make-up, Ellie’s got us covered with the best styling inspiration from head to toe. 

Her signature style isn't far away from the pieces she's chosen. It's hard to choose from the classic and wearable yet bang-on-trend styles.

The collection features laid-back loungewear, sleek separates for layering and neutral, simple pieces for effortless glamour. The colour palette is pretty simplistic, but striking.

Creating killer looks for your Instagram won't be the slightest bit difficult after shopping Miss Joslin's edit. Ellie talks about her collection on the PrettyLittleThing: Behind Closed Doors podcast today; 

“The whole experience has just been pretty crazy, overwhelming unreal. I’ve had input in the whole thing, helping design choosing materials."

"I wanted full input and wanted to create a collection which is very my vibe and versatile, not just for me but in terms of like, I want there to pieces so people can dress it to their vibe," she continued.

"I just feel like everything about the brand I enjoy, I like the fact they have a range of models they use and showcase different sizes”. I’ve been working with PLT for so long, I love the environment I love the team."

Bring outfits straight off the Instagram to real life with Miss Joslin's first PLT edit.

The prices range from €12 to €50, so the affordability factor is bound to earn her more fans. Shop the range here.

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We may be over *gasp* half way through summer 2018 but don't put your Penney's sunnies and your Bardot tops away just yet, ladies. 

With the whole month of August still to come, we have sooo many more chances to take (fifty drafts) of that sun-drenched Insta snap in The Perfect Outfit. 

If you're feeling like you've worn out every possible summer '18 fashion trend, then no look for further for fabulous inspo from our very own home-grown gals who are absolutely slaying it on Instagram.

1. Straw sun-hat/matching bag combo 

As seen on the stunning fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger Louise Cooney, who shared the image with her 115k followers while on holiday in the Cinque Terre Riviera.

Straw hats and bags have been a summer staple forever – but they're a staple for a reason.

They are practical and stylish. A summer classic, if you will.

Grab a simple straw hat in H&M for €12.99 and instantly become a beach goddess. Minus the 155k followers, obvs. 

2. The baggy shirt 

Only Erika Fox (@retroflame) could make a baggy shirt and short-shorts looks this effortlessly cool but it's summer and we're gonna try, goddammit. 

Zara are killing it in the shirt game, but this one for €29.95 is simple but gorgeous.

Pair it with your trusty denim cut-offs and you're Insta-ready, no matter the backdrop. 

3. Wrap dress

This whole outfit is just ''Wow.''

And the best bit?

It's Penney's, hun.

Yes, Courtney Smith has paired a matching wrap dress and trousers together and it looks unreal, doesn't it? And not bad at €25. 

4. The jumpsuit

 Louise O'Reilly (@stylemecurvy) has nailed the jumpsuit in one fell swoop.

The stunning red literally pops off the screen and it's such a simple piece to style around. 

As Louise writes herself, it can be worn as workwear or evening wear and it's available at River Island for €75.

We think it's worth every penny.

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We thought we'd heard it all after the whole 'don't put ice lollies up your vagina' warning yesterday, but this takes the cake.

According to The Sun, a Spanish lake in Galicia is gaining notoriety for social media influencers thanks to it's gorgeous turqoise waters and stunning aesthetic.

There's only one, minor downside. The crystal clear water of Monte Neme is actually a toxic waste dump, created by the Tungsten mine which was utilised during World War II.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to reports, the mine was abandoned in the 1980s and the 'lake' is a large hole full of dangerously contaminated water. Lush.

A Spanish publication named Publico claimed that one person started getting sick after taking a dip in the luscious green water, and broke out in a rash that lasted for two weeks.

What did he have to say about his experience? "The photo was worth it." Wow, no wonder the earth is slowly dying.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another Instagrammer told them that she "didn't see the warning signs" and went swimming because "the water looked very pretty."

Unfortunately for her, she later suffered from a two-week long skin irritation and vomiting bug. Do it for the 'gram, they said. It'll be worth it, they said.

Doctors have since spoken out about the health concerns which the lake can create.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Manuel Ferreiro, a doctor at University Hospital of Coruña, told The Local:

"Brief exposure will most likely cause eye and skin irritation but a longer time in the water and digestion of the toxins could cause stomach problems, vomiting and diarrhoea."

Personally, we'd avoid these waters at all costs but you can bet certain influencers will still make the journey to the lake.

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Many of us began the year on a health and fitness kick. I say 'us', I don't actually mean ourselves included. Most people are still couch potatoes and the passing of time won't do much to change that.

80 percent of people will have abandoned their New Year's resolutions by February, which is a pretty high statistic.

The only thing that could tempt us to change our deviant ways and embrace the health kick is…luxurious travel destinations. Luckily for you gals, we've discovered the best value deals for your health-focused trips.

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Travel Republic have helped us to bring wellness to the forefront of our priorities…by having a selection of INSANELY stunning destinations to lure us towards.

Health and rejuvenation are the goal, and now it's never been easier to take a relaxing post-January break which doesn't negatively impact your lifestyle choices.

Sounds good to us, so what are the winners?

1. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa: Killarney, Co .Kerry

The Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is unbelievably magical, and offers unparalleled luxury overlooking the world-famous lakes of Killarney.

The spa at Aghadoe is honestly an oasis of pure serenity; the 10,000 square foot Resort Spa has 11 treatment rooms, relaxation areas, couples suites and a THERMAL SUITE.

The hotel has a fully equipped gym, conservatory-style indoor pool and outdoor terrace and some stunning local hikes and walking trails to enjoy.

If it's good enough for Gary Barlow, it's good enough for us:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. RedLevel at Melia Palacio de Isora – Tenerife

This is next-level privacy chic, and it's adults ONLY. The RedLevel at Melia Palacio de Isadora is located beside the Tenerife sea, where the excellent service and facilities will give you a classy, unique stay.

The destination has the elite SPA by Clarins on offer, as well as a private pool surrounded by Bali beds and a Pool Concierge service for the infinity pool. They also boast the LARGEST saltwater hotel pool in Europe, at a 5,000m2.

If you need the perfect place for relaxed rejuvenation with the best food you can buy, total seclusion and dazzling sunshine, this one's a winner. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embrace the wellness, if you've got the cash, that is.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. 137 Pillars House: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ah, our personal favourite. This destination is NEXT. LEVEL. GORGEOUSNESS.

If a far-flung and exotic setting is your biggest wish for the great escape, look no further than the beauty of Chiang Mai. The tropical Thai paradise is famed worldwide for it's calm and serene vibe, and private space.

Nestled in lush scenery, the hotel boasts a luxurious spa, yoga classes, tropical gardens, a drool-worthy pool, a gym….and Tai Chi. Wowza.

The hotel has a variety of wellness packages on offer to suit the needs of every traveller; it's the ideal health-driven retreat. There are also millions of elephant sanctuaries nestled in Chiang Mai which make the perfect tourist treat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 4. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa – Bentota, Sri Lanka

The Golden Mile of Bentota beach is something of a gem, nestled along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.

The setting is totally unique, with the hotel overlooking the idyllic Indian Ocean and only 40 miles south of Colombo; Sri Lanka's capital.

The relaxing resort comprises 162 rooms with sea or garden views, vistas of the Indian Ocean of the lush vegetation of the tropical shrubbery around the building. They've got two tennis courts, a health club with a steam bath and sauna and a fully-equipped gym. Oh, and don't forget about the outdoor swimming pool, a poolside snack bar and games.

Asia's most exotic sanctuary is without a doubt a great decision for those wellness and health fanatics out there to enjoy:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Hotel Palazzo Montemartini: Rome, Italy

JUST LOOK AT THE POOL.

The prestigious Palazzo Montemartini is a boujée five-star hotel in central Rome, within walking distance from Termini Station, Baths of Diocletian and Michaelangelo's church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Need we say more?

It's the ONLY hotel in Rome crossed by the Servian Walls, built way back in the sixth century BC. Wellness and holiday fans can find unique high-tech elegance in the location, with 82 rooms and suites and the ultra-exclusive Senses Restaurant & Lounge Bar

The exclusive SPA ExPure has pure unforgettable moments of relaxation. They've got massage and treatment rooms, colour therapy showers, heated swimming pools, saunas and Turkish baths. The dream.

We. Are. Drooling. It's the destination we want, but also the destination we NEED. 

There you have it, ladies and gents. The top five wellness and health destinations the world can offer, with opulent, lavish and sumptuous locations for y'all to visit.

You deserve this level of decadence, plus you'd achieve the most EXTRA of Instagram snaps.

Retreat to these magical destinations and never look back. Actually, screw that. Just don't ever leave? 

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Social media app Instagram will hide the total number of 'likes' which posts in Ireland receive in a trial to analyse whether users prefer a less competitive social media environment.

Users themselves will be able to see how many 'likes' their own posts get, but not those of other Instagram users' posts.

A spokesman for the app said; “We are testing this because we want followers to focus on the photos and videos shared, not how many likes they get."

They added; “We don’t want Instagram to feel like a competition. We hope to learn whether this change can help people focus less on likes and more on telling their story.”

The company began testing this new feature in Canada in May, emphasising that the focus should be on the photos and videos themselves rather then the numerical results.

The trial is now being extended to Irish users, with the move likely being welcomes by parents and childrens' welfare organisations due to the negative effects on self-esteem associated with Instagram.

Instagram undoubtedly encourages people to portray an idealised version of their lives among their peers, seeking popularity of friends and acquaintances.

A new Canadian study of 3,826 teenagers discovered that social media may be associated with adolescent depression, as young people compare themselves with filtered, unrealistic images of others.

Instagram users will still be shown the number of comments that other users' posts attracts, which could be used as a proxy for popularity.

Instagram has been seen as the least controversial major social media platform, seeing as Facebook's meddling with elections and 'fake news' has gotten them in trouble, as well as YouTube and Twitter's issues with hate speech.

Tara Hopkins, head of public policy, EMEA at Instagram said; “We want Instagram to be a place where people feel comfortable expressing themselves."

She added; “This includes helping people to focus on the photos and videos they share, not how many likes they get.

"We are now rolling the test out to more countries so we learn more from our global community and see how this can benefit people's experiences on Instagram.”

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Pink has fiercely defended her children running through Berlin's Holocaust Memorial after she was criticised online for supposedly disrespecting the museum.

The Walk Me Home singer took to Instagram last night to share an image of her eight-year-old daughter Willow and two-year-old Jameson at the famous and eye-opening Memorial, and was faced with a barrage of angry replies.

Pink explained in her caption why it's important for her to capture her kids experiencing the famous landmark, despite others online thinking it was inappropriate parenting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She wrote; "Berlin, I love you. #holocaustmemorial #panamarestaurant #cocktailclasses #history #herstory #worldtour."

The singer emphasised the fact that she's Jewish herself; "And for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family."

"The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgement to yourselves."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Back in 2017, The American architect who designed Berlin's Holocaust Memorial spoke out about how certain visitors treat the space;

"People have been jumping around on those pillars forever. They've been sunbathing, they've been having lunch there and I think that’s fine," Peter Eisenman said to the BBC.

"A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground." At the end of the day, the Berlin memorial has become a huge part of the city's lifestyle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pink has been to Holocaust Memorial before with her daughter, explaining in an interview with Reese Witherspoon how the experience was a massive learning lesson for Willow.

The youngster discovered that her grandmother was Jewish; "We went to Budapest, and we went to Berlin, and the Holocaust memorial. This could have been us," Pink said.

When Pink asked her daughter what her favourite city was, she replied;

"I think it was Berlin, because there was a wall and people were separated, and there was a war and people were killed, and now everybody's together and there's no more wall and there’s no more war and that means everything that’s bad can be good again."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pink reminisced on the moment, saying; "And I'm just listening to her and I’m like, 'You're amazing and you’re totally right: Everything that’s bad can be good again.'".

The legendary singer has taken on "the parenting police" on multiple occasions, and is well able to tackle the criticism.

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