Bachelor in Paradise’s Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson’s Timeline

first_imgChris Randone and Krystal Nielson have called it quits after nearly eight months of marriage. Krystal first broke out in the Bachelor Nation world when she quickly came under fire during Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. Fans may remember the personal trainer refusing to attend the rest of a group date during season 22 after Arie invited all of the women out instead of just the winning bowling team, as promised. As a result, Krystal had a meltdown on the car ride back, allegedly slamming her costars and accusing the race car driver of having a “needle d–k.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Chris, meanwhile, first competed for Becca Kufrin’s heart on season 14 of The Bachelorette. The former sales trainer spiraled during the season, going off on both his fellow contestants and Becca herself before he was sent home.When the twosome met during Bachelor in Paradise season 5, however, there was an instant connection. After bonding over their respective Bachelor/Bachelorette experiences, they started dating. And while there was minor drama during their time on the beach, Chris popped the question on the finale.- Advertisement – “[It] feels so comforting and peaceful and I feel so supported and like I don’t have to be so strong and independent because my husband has my back and we’re a team,” she explained. “It’s such an incredible feeling.” One year later, the pair would announce their separation on February 14, 2020.Scroll through to see the way they were: A year later, Chris and Krystal returned to Mexico to get married and their nuptials were captured by ABC cameras.“Married life is great, we feel a lot more stable now knowing that we kind of have accomplished this chapter of putting a ring on one another,” Chris gushed to Us Weekly exclusively before their nuptials aired on Bachelor in Paradise season 6 in August 2019. “And honestly there’s just been a lot of growth lately within the relationship and just a lot of great moments and we’re just really happy for what’s next.”Krystal echoed her husband’s remarks, noting that Chris is the first person she’s ever trusted in a relationship.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Lower Baghdad body count may be misleading, U.S. says

first_imgMaj. Gen. Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, attributed the reduction in violence not only to the increased security presence but also to an apparent decision by the militias and insurgents to lie low for a while. “But make no mistake, we do not believe … that’s going to continue, and we do expect there are going to be some very rough, difficult days ahead,” Fil said. “And this enemy knows how – they understand lethality and they have a thirst for blood like I have never seen anywhere before.” The contrasting outlooks cut across the entire mission, dubbed Operation Law and Order, which seeks to reclaim the streets. Powerful militias and freelance vigilantes have carved Baghdad into fiefdoms and made even daily errands a gamble that could end with a car bombing or gunfire. The Iraqis are eager to show clear progress to boost the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. U.S. commanders, however, are approaching the neighbor-by-neighbor sweep as a methodical campaign without quick victories – learning from past mistakes of pouring through an area, only to find that militiamen simply went underground and returned after American forces left. “We are just at the beginning stages,” reminded Garver. But evidence of the offensive against militants appeared around the country. Borders to Iran and Syria have been temporarily sealed in attempts to foil suspected supply routes. In Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, U.S. forces are under sharply escalating attacks from Sunni Muslim insurgents – suggesting that some groups have shifted from Baghdad to other areas to sidestep the crackdown in the capital. U.S. military officials said demolition experts destroyed a bomb-making factory they linked to the al-Qaida in Iraq faction in Salman Pak, just southwest of Baghdad. The statement said the workshop contained about 1,000 pounds of explosives. But doubt was cast on another reported blow to al-Qaida in Iraq. The Interior Ministry said leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was wounded and an aide killed Thursday in a clash with Iraqi forces near Balad, north of Baghdad. Garver, the U.S. military spokesman, later said the Pentagon had no information that al-Masri was hit. The al-Masri deputy reported killed, identified as Abu Abdullah al-Majemaai, was detained last week and remains in jail, said an Iraqi army officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – As a military offensive seeks to bring Baghdad from the brink of anarchy, a top Iraqi security officer tried Friday to measure its early stages using the grim logic of a place with daily bloodshed: by counting the bodies arriving at the morgue. A total of 10 corpses were collected off the streets – apparently all victims of the city’s lawless jumble of gang justice and sectarian payback. The daily body tally recently has often been 40 or more, excluding major bombings, said Brig. Gen. Qassim Moussawi. This was the basis for an upbeat message by Moussawi, a spokesman for the joint U.S.-Iraqi security sweep that began this week and has so far faced limited resistance. But his American counterparts remain much more guarded. “I would say that it is way too early to establish any trends,” said Lt. Col. Chris Garver, a U.S. military spokesman. “We’ve just started to focus our operations. We have months to go to see if we are going to succeed or not.” last_img read more