Consume, Pray, Adore author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s really like life has taken an unexpected turn once again!
The famed writer announced on Instagram that she has a new boyfriend—and he was good friends with Gilbert’s female lover Rayya Elias, who died in 2018.
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Gilbert, who was played by Julia Roberts in a film version of her bestselling 2006 memoir, posted a cuddly black and white photo of herself and photographer boyfriend Simon MacArthur.
In a extended and emotional caption, Gilbert, 49, wrote to her fans, “Dear Ones: It’s a attractive spring day in my corner of the globe, life is everywhere bursting forth with a sense of rebirth and renewal, and this appears like as great a moment as any to inform you that I am in really like.”
She continued, “Please meet my sweetheart, Mr. Simon MacArthur. He’s a photographer from the U.K. — a attractive man who has been a buddy of mine for years. (Even a lot more touchingly, Simon was a beloved buddy of Rayya’s for decades. They lived with each other in London more than 30 years ago, and they adored each and every other forever like siblings. This, as you can consider, implies the globe to me.).”
Gilbert shared a lot more, noting on Instagram, “Of late, Simon and I have located our way to each and every other’s arms. And now right here we are, and his heart has been such a warm spot for me to land. I share this news publicly, in spite of the reality that our really like story is so new and young and tender, for a couple of motives. For a single factor, I just want to say: If you see me walking about with a tall handsome man on my arm, don’t be buggin’. Just know that your girl is pleased, and following her heart. But also this: I will constantly share something individual about my life, if it could aid an individual else really feel a lot more standard about their life. SO…if you have lost a loved a single to death, and you believed you’d in no way really like once again, but you are feeling a pull of attraction toward an individual new, and you’re not positive if that’s OK? Let me normalize it for you. Let me say: It’s Ok. Your heart is a giant cathedral. Let it open. Let it really like. Do not let your beautiful loyalty to the deceased cease you from experiencing the marvels and terrors of your quick, mortal, valuable life. It’s OK to reside, and to really like. Or…if you are falling in really like in middle age and it’s terrifying, since you really feel just as dumb and crazy and excited and insecure as you did at 16? Effectively, let me normalize this for you. It’s OK. You will constantly really feel 16 when you are falling in really like. Or…if you when loved a man,and then you loved a lady, and then you loved a man, and you’re questioning if that’s ok? Effectively, darling. Let me normalize THAT for you. It’s OK. Adore who you really like. It’s all OK, and it’s all not possible to manage, and it’s all an adventure that I would not miss. That’s all I wanted to say. Onward, and I really like you all. LG.”
Gilbert, 49, left her husband Michael Cooper and wrote Consume, Pray, Adore about her trip about the globe soon after her 2002 divorce.
In 2007, Gilbert married Jose Nunes, whom she met in Bali even though traveling.
But in July 1, 2016, Gilbert announced on her Facebook web page that she and Nunes have been separating, saying only the motives have been “individual.”
A couple of months later, nonetheless, Gilbert told Facebook followers that she was in lesbian really like–BFF Elias was the cause for her marital split.
According to Gilbert, Elias’ battle with terminal pancreatic and reside cancer created her acknowledge romantic feelings.
They had a non-legally binding wedding in June 2017, but Elias died at age on January four, 2018.
Gilbert was devastated and wrote, amongst other points, on Instagram, “She was my really like, my heart, my very best buddy, my teacher, my rebel, my angel….”
But now, Gilbert is thrilled to be in a romance with Elias’ close male buddy MacArthur.
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