It's every woman's nightmare. Hello, the caller said, I'm your husband's secret child

I'm your husband's secret love child

The phone call that changed a family’s life irrevocably came out of the blue, as these earth-shattering events so often do. But, the discovery of a lovechild (pictured centre with her father and step-mother) who lived in Hilversum near Holland was to be the start of a new relationship that enriched their lives beyond measure.

Eat your heart out, Jennifer Aniston! Historic 76-carat diamond set to make more than $15million at auction

What a sparkler! The four-hundred-year-old Archduke Joseph diamond weighs a staggering 76.02 carats

The four-hundred-year-old Archduke Joseph diamond, which fits snugly into the palm of an adult's hand, weighs a staggering 76.02 carats.

The secret to lasting love? Never getting married, say the couple who have been engaged for 32 years

George Brown, 58, and Glynis Johnstone, 55 say the secret to a long and happy relationship is to never marry after 32 YEARS of engagement

The Dundee couple got engaged 32-years-ago in 1980 and believe that if they had ever married they would have gone their separate ways by now.

Turn your back on your partner in bed? Good news! That means you have an intimate relationship... What YOUR sleeping habits say about your love life

The positions we sleep in can say a lot about our relationships: The Liberty - back to back but not touching - shows a couple feels connected whilst independent enough to sleep separately

During sleep, you cannot fake your body language, this is the time when you are honest and vulnerable and your sleeping position can therefore reveal a lot about your relationship.

University really IS the happiest time of our lives: Brits rate student years higher than having a baby or getting married

The happiest days of our lives: Time at university considered more valuable than having a baby or getting married

Students, listen up. You'd better enjoy living in squalor while studying for exams and eating cold baked beans straight from the tin because it's all downhill after graduation.

Could your BRA save your life? Underwear that can detect breast tumours could boost cancer survival rates

Hi-tech: The bra will contain software that can monitor changes in temperature and blood flow, both of which could indicate the development of a tumour

The humble brassiere could have another - and much more vital - role to play as a company unveils plans for a hi-tech device that can be worn inside the bra to help detect cancer.

From a human Ken doll to the mother with L-cup breasts, a look at the most extreme cases of plastic surgery

Under the knife: Justin Jedlica, who refers to himself as a human Ken doll, has had numerous implants to help him achieve a sculpted physique

Justin Jedlica, one of the stars of 20/20 Going to Extremes, refers to himself as a human Ken doll, and has spent $100,000 on more than 90 procedures over the past decade.

Female quarterback trades helmet for tiara as she is crowned Homecoming Queen

What a sport! She made history as Florida' s first female high school quarterback, and last night Erin DiMeglio was crowned Homecoming Queen

Erin DiMeglio, 17, received the honour last night at the Paladin Stadium in South Plantation, as her soccer team, the Paladins, secured a 18-0 victory over the Hollywood Hills.

Addicted to Viagra in my THIRTIES: Single man confesses he's been popping the blue pills since he was 20 years old - and can't imagine bedding a woman without it

Daniel Harris

Daniel first tried Viagra age 20 when a friend offered him some during a big night out abroad. The group had been drinking heavily, but wanted to take girls back to their hotel room. Now he rarely has sex without it.

'Downton brought it all back to me' Lesley-Anne Down on how playing Lady Georgina in Upstairs Downstairs made her the toast of Hollywood

AFXX8D Upstairs Downstairs

Long before Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary Crawley, she was the original imperious rose – the captivating beauty Lady Georgina Worsley whose flawless complexion lit up the drawing rooms of Edwardian Britain in the original Upstairs Downstairs, 40 years ago.

Baby weighing 8lb 9oz born on 10/11/12 at 13.14 in the afternoon is a numerologist's delight

Lucky number: Laila Fitzgerald, born in a Des Moines hospital, has the numbers 8-9-10-11-12-13-14 in numerical order associated with her arrival

Laila Fitzgerald, born in a Des Moines hospital, has the numbers 8-9-10-11-12-13-14 in numerical order associated with her arrival.

Robin Roberts enjoys New York's fall sunshine with her sisters as she returns to hospital for outpatient appointment

Robin Roberts returns to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Wearing a surgical mask, plastic gloves, and a baseball cap, the television anchor, 51, was seen walking into Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with her smiling sisters, Sally Ann and Dorothy.

Husband discovers deadly skin cancer after shaving his head in support of his wife going through chemotherapy

Getting through it together: Bud Stringer discovered he had a deadly form of skin cancer, after shaving his head in support of his wife who was about to start chemotherapy

Bud Stringer from Moultrie, Georgia, was diagnosed with stage III melanoma in August, after his newly shaved scalp showcased an unsightly black mark.



BlackBerry BoldShe has pipped Tulisa to the crown of X-Factor glam queen so far this season and there is just no stopping her. From her dazzling floor length gowns to her sexy figure-hugging LBD's, she always looks groomed and glam. Here we show you how to get her look for a fraction of the price...

Nicole Scherzinger: Groomed and glamNicole Scherzinger: Groomed and glam

The agony of PRE-NATAL depression: It strikes one in eight pregnant women, but many of us don’t even know it exists

Pre-natal depression

At its most severe, antenatal depression can result in women having a termination, then bitterly regretting it when their symptoms abate.

Scrunchie fan Hillary Clinton replaces outdated accessory with bejewelled hair tie (but is it actually any better?)

Pretty paillettes: Speaking with Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi Di Santagata, today, the 64-year-old upgraded her favorite style with a black and metallic bejewelled hair tie

Speaking with Italian Foreign Minister today, the Secretary of State upgraded her favorite scrunchie to paillettes.

Welcome to the five star sleep spa! Hotel holds 'enforced relaxation' weeks where exhausted parents can recuperate

Luxury: The five star Almyra hotel manages to balance contermporary design with family-friendly comfort

The 'Week of Sleep for Exhausted Parents' is a seven-night programme offered by the Almyra hotel aiming provide the right conditions for healthy sleep.

Say 'bye bye' to doing laundry with wacky new clothes freshening hangers

Say 'bye bye' to doing laundry with wacky new clothes freshening hangers

This innovative new design by British designer Lisa Marie Bengtsson is a hanger that contains specialised charcoal capsules to freshen-up your clothes when you're too lazy to give them a full wash.

Eat your way to a facelift: Watercress is the latest wonder food in battle against ageing

Forget expensive creams, it is all about the health benefits of watercress

The old adage of beauty coming from within has been borne out by a new study where female volunteers experienced visible improvements to their skin after eating watercress for one month

BEL MOONEY: I long for love but she treats me like a doormat

'Not even a kiss on the lips. She says she reserves that for someone she loves, and I'm not her boyfriend'

This week, BEL MOONEY advises a man who feels let down by his unfulfilled relationship with a divorcee he first had a crush on as a teen.

Encrusted with 50 two carat black diamonds, the world's most expensive dress is unveiled...but it will set you back £3.5m

World's most expensive dress

The dazzling dress, which received mixed reviews from onlookers at Ukraine Fashion Show, is encrusted with 50 two carat black diamonds and weighs a staggering 29lbs.

Why should humans have all the fun? 'Bucket list' for dogs unveiled and flopping in front of the fire tops list of things every dog should experience in its lifetime

Why should humans have all the fun? 'Bucket list' for dogs unveiled and flopping in front of a roaring fire tops list of things every dog should experience in its lifetime

Going on a helicopter ride, visiting the other side of the world, learning to speak a new language... These are the kind of dreams that top 'bucket lists', catalogues of experiences we want to achieve before we 'kick the bucket'.

Is this the craziest new make-up trend for winter? Intricate 'face lace' designs from David Bowie's make-up artist have the beauty industry buzzing


BB creams are the hot thing in Hollywood - all-in-one products that replace serum, SPF and foundation. But which is best for YOU?

BB creams have taken the beauty world by storm since they came onto the market

This new hybrid product, which sits between skincare and make up, gives skin a natural luminous look and is the beauty secret of celebs worldwide.

L'Oreal 'is ready to sell High Street chain The Body Shop'

Poor fit: The Body Shop's performance does not 'fulfil owner L'Oreal's profit profile'

L'Oreal has been working to improve performance of the chain, but founder of rival Lush, Mark Constantine, said: 'It doesn't fulfil L'Oreal's profit profile.

Snail slime hailed latest beauty wonder product, promising to 'clear acne, reduce scarring and beat wrinkles'

Snail slime: Primarily marketed as an acne solution, the shelled slug's mucus is also believed to reduce pigmentation and scarring

While creams containing snail slime have been popular in Korea and Africa for a few years, brands such as Missha, Dr. Jart+ and Labcconte have begun to bring them to the U.S.