“This world is a better place without her.”
It’s about the worst thing someone can say about you after death and the reason Kathleen Dehmlow‘s obituary went viral this week.
People don’t usually look through the somber newspaper section expecting to see such hardcore shade, so the Internet went wild after someone shared the brief obit from Monday’s Redwood Falls Gazette on Twitter.
See the whole thing and get the sad backstory (below):
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— Stu (@RandBallsStu) June 5, 2018
Yeah, that definitely gets dark.
So what’s the story behind it??
DailyMail.com tracked down one of the “abandoned children” to whom the post refers, 58-year-old Army vet and retired boxer Jay Dehmalo.
Jay explained this provided him and his elder sister Gina some catharsis after many decades without a mother:
“You can’t believe the dysfunction of the family. They’ll never know what we went through but it helped us [to write this]. We wanted to finally get the last word.”
He said posting the obit was Gina’s idea; when she’d heard their mother was on her deathbed rather than last-minute forgiveness, she looked for a recent photo to submit to the paper along with her “last word.”
The post was refused by the first paper they tried and later deleted from the Redwood Falls Gazette website after complaints (though of course it still exists in print).
According to Dehmalo, the kids’ grandparents finally took them in after Kathleen abandoned them and their father was unfit to raise them. Cousin Lyle Schunk confirmed:
“They took them in because Kathleen was evidently an unfit mother or something. Kathleen liked to drink as well, she liked to party as well.”
The hardship of their childhood, which he says “people wouldn’t believe,” obviously did enduring damage. Dehmalo says they were “bad kids”; his sister has been convicted twice of domestic violence charges.
Meanwhile, he says their mother was “off having a great life in California with her other kids” — two half-brothers he and Gina found out about years later.
Kathleen’s surviving sister Judy called the obit “nasty” and said it “hurt the family tremendously” — she thought the dark chapter should have been left out:
“Why do people want to talk about it? It’s not important.”
Two kids aren’t important? Hmm.
Definitely seems too harsh for an obit, but without all the sides and with so little detail we won’t provide the “judgement” Kathleen will face — but we will say this:
Remember this obit the next time you burn bridges. Because you don’t get to write your story; the survivors do.
What do YOU think of these kids getting “the last word” on their mother??[Image via Redwood Falls Gazette/Twitter.]
In the multilayered diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear program, little is certain. But two things appear clear: Beijing is playing a determinant role, and US-China rivalry will be the game of the century.
On Saturday afternoon, it finally happened.
As documented in detail, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in London.
The former Suits actress and the son of Princess Diana said “I Do” in front of hundreds of guests in attendance at St. George’s, not to mention thousands lining the street outside and millions watching at home.
But we’re not here right now to talk about those two romantic words.
We’re here to discuss four equally famous words:
Who. Wore. It. Best.
The subjects in this case are the two Royal Brides from the past decade, Kate Middleton and Mrs. Markle.
The former, of course, tied the knot with Prince William back in 2011 in an event whose anticipation we never thought could be topped until today.
At the time, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a lovely lace Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton, the fashion house’s creative director.
The now-legendary gown featured long lace sleeves, a v-neckline and an extremely long train.
Kate’s dress was also composed of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt.
Here. Take a look below in order to refresh your memory:
Markle, meanwhile, went with Givenchy.
She donned an ensemble by the fashion house’s creative director Clare Waight Keller.
It featured a boat neckline bodice, long sleeves and a sheer cascading veil adorned with lace trim.
The delicate veil was actually made from silk tulle and it included a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.
Check it out here:
Both women looked gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful in every way possible.
About this there can be no debate.
But let’s be honest now: While the world is standing up and applauding Meghan and Harry on their big day and wishing them the very best of luck, they’re also engaged in a different kind of debate.
It’s the kind summed up by the quartet of words we jotted down above:
Who wore her Royal Wedding Dress best, Middleton or Markle?
Go ahead and vote the poll below to make your opinion known:
You must pick one: Who wore her Royal Wedding Dress best, Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton? View Poll »
It’s worth noting that Middleton’s dress grew to be so iconic and so memorable that H&M designed a similar version that retails for the affordable price of $ 299.
Will Markle’s gown create such demand?
Will designers be lining up to essentially copy it and offer it at a discount to the masses?
It’s far too early to say.
However, this much we can state with certainty:
Prince William and Prince Harry are both very lucky men. They married stunning women with terrific fashion taste.
Everyone here is a winner in the broad sense of the word… but only one of these brides can be a winner in the specific sense of this post.
So we ask again: Which Royal Wedding Dress do you like best?
Stormi Webster to the rescue!
The insider revealed:
“Her relationship with Travis couldn’t be stronger. Having a child together really changed their relationship for the better.”
Although the Life of Kylie star is “more hands-on than” the rapper, Scott “does his fair share” of daddy duties!
“Kylie spends so much time with Stormi. She’s super proud to be a new mom and is very hands-on… She’s more hands-on than he is, but he still definitely does his fair share to help wherever he can.”
As we reported earlier this week, the new family traveled to Turks and Caicos to celebrate the musician’s 26th birthday.
Send us a postcard, y’all![Image via Kylie Jenner/Instagram.]
We hope Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans are in line to receive some sort of bonus from MTV, because they’ve both gone beyond the call of duty in terms of entertaining Teen Mom 2 fans with a bit of extracurricular drama that’s playing out on social media rather than television.
Of course, when you love your work, you don’t mind taking it home with you, and Jenelle loves nothing more than being a ginormous pain in the ass to her far more level-headed co-stars.
The latest insanity began when David Eason commented on a photo of Leah Messer’s daughters with an unprompted critique of one of the girls’ appearances.
Yes, David thought Leah’s 8-year-old daughter was wearing too much makeup, and for reasons that defy explanation, he decided to say so on Instagram.
Needless to say, it didn’t go over well.
Pretty much everyone who saw the comment reacted with some variation on “WTF is wrong with this guy?” and of course, that caused Jenelle to lose her mind.
Evans not only defended her husband, she went nuclear on his critics, especially Leah, with the batsh-t argument that David had every right to bully a little girl, because that little girl’s mom once said something sort of mean about him on a podcast.
This led Kailyn Lowry to defend Leah by pointing out once again that Jenelle is a hypocritical crazy person who can dish it out, but can’t even come close to taking it.
“Let’s first start by saying that Jenelle creates her own drama and then blames everyone else,” Lowry told Radar Online.
Kail went on to reveal that Jenelle’s temper-tantrum-followed-by-pity-party pattern is one that her co-stars are sadly all too familiar with.
“There have been multiple times over the years where Jenelle will remove herself from set or have a meltdown resulting in not being in pictures or whatever,” Lowry said.
“Then she will throw a fit saying we bully her or didn’t include her.”
Kailyn went on to claim that Jenelle’s alliance with Briana DeJesus has less to do with any rapport between those two and more to do with Evans’ desire to have someone on her side in her ongoing war with
“When they added a fifth girl who has beef with people, Jenelle immediately ‘has her back,’ which is cool. Do that. But then don’t turn around when Chelsea, Leah, and I have been close the whole time.
“Of course we are going to have each other’s backs,” she added.
Kailyn concluded with a word of warning directed at Jenelle:
“I’m not going to think twice if you talk about their kids,” she wrote. “Keep the kids out of it.”
Solid advice. Which means we’re guessing Jenelle won’t follow it.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more reminders of just how bonkers Jenelle truly is.
Over the past few hours, many people who knew Verne Troyer well have reacted to the sad news of his passing.
As previously reported, Troyer died on Saturday at the age of 49.
The tragic development came mere days after many outlets also reported that Troyer had been hospitalized due to excessive drinking and what many believe had been a suicide attempt.
No cause of death had been revealed at the time of this writing.
Of all the tributes posted on Troyer’s honor, however, the most noteworthy and heartbreaking comes from Mike Myers.
The 54-year old co-starred with Troyer in the Austin Powers franchise, portraying Dr. Evil to Troyer’s Mini-Me. It was the role for which Troyer would forever be best known.
“Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him,” Myers said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly on Saturday.
“It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed.
Troyer’s major acting break came in 1999 due to the role of Mini-Me in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
He reprised this role in the 2002 sequel, Austin Powers in Goldmember.
The actor had reportedly battled alcoholism for years and had checked into rehab on several occasions.
Alas, he never received the help he so badly needed.
Said Troyer’s family in a statement on Saturday afternoon:
“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual.
“He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible.”
On April 2, Troyer – who was born with achondroplasia dwarfism and listed at 2’8″ – was rushed to the hospital for a “reported poisoning.”
The Los Angeles City Fire Department confirmed to People Magazine that they were called to the actor’s North Hollywood home and that Troyer was “extremely upset, drunk and suicidal” at the scene.
We expect more to be revealed about his cause of death in the days ahead.
For now, a statement on Troyer’s Instagram page concludes as follows:
During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately.
Depression and Suicide are very serious issues.
You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.
Over the past few years, Troyer became known for his appearances in reality television.
The troubled actor had stints on Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Wife Swap, and The Surreal Life.
May he rest in peace.
Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly says in his upcoming book he wishes he hadn’t called Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information as secretary of state “extremely careless.”