More baby joy for Elizabeth Smart!
The 29-year-old, who was kidnapped from her Utah home at age 14 and then became an activist for missing children, recently welcomed her and husband matthew Gilmour‘s second child, a baby boy. Smart posted on her Instagram page on Easter Sunday the first photo of the child, getting snuggled by his big sister Chloe, 2.
“These two make my Easter perfect! #soinlove #happyeaster #sundaysareforfamily #blessed #bigthingsinlittlepackages,” she wrote.
Elizabeth married Gilmour, a Scottish man she met while on a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission, at a Mormon temple in Hawaii in 2012.
Smart was abducted from her parent’s home in 2002 by a homeless street preacher, who held her captive and sexually assaulted her for nine months. She was forced to wear a disguise in public and wander with him and his wife. Smart was freed and the two were arrested after people identified her while she was walking with them in Salt Lake City. Her abductor was sentenced to life in prison, while his wife was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
Smart’s kidnapping story made headlines and inspired the 2003 TV movie, The Elizabeth Smart Story. She later launched the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to stop sex-trafficking of kids and help find missing children. She also uses social media to help locate them.
“Today marks 14 years since I was rescued from my nine month long nightmare,” Smart wrote on Instagram on March 12. “I will never be able to thank everyone who helped, prayed, and sacrificed so much to help me. All I can say now is every prayer and every search made a difference. Thank you. God bless us all. #nevergiveup #miracleshappen #imtheluckiestgirlintheworld #14yearanniversary #neverstoplooking #remembereverylostchild.”
She recently spoke to students at Brigham Young University in Utah about her kidnapping.
“I do not feel like I am defined as a rape victim, as a kidnap victim,” Smart said, according to the Daily Herald. “I feel so much more than that.”
“No matter what happened to you, or what will happen to you, don’t ever give up, don’t ever feel like you can’t go on, and just remember you are, as cliché as it sounds, you are the master of your own destiny,” she added.
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The two were seen with friends at separate bashes over the weekend, weeks after they sparked split rumors due to the simple fact that they have not been photographed together since early March. They have not commented on the status of their relationship.
Kylie has been hanging out with her friends at Coachella. She was spotted at the PrettyLittleThing x Paper magazine party Friday night, sporting a sparkling gold mini dress and a neon green hairstyle. The reality star, who changes her hair color and style often, later switched to a neon purple ‘do Saturday. She wore a long sleeve snakeskin crop top and matching mini skirt.
Kylie and sister Kendall Jenner hosted the Winter Bumbleland pool party at a private mansion in Rancho Mirage, CA.
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Tyga was not spotted at either bash. He has also been hanging out with his own crew. On Saturday, he was seen with Brooklyn Beckham at Interscope’s Coachella party in Palm Springs, CA.
Despite the split rumors, Kylie and Tyga do appear to be on amicable terms. However, she has still been supporting his music publicly and has also recently liked a few Instagram pics of himself that he had posted.
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Published at Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:42:49 +0000