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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Boris's half-brother, Max, has become a father to a daughter called Ayla 

The Johnson clan continues to grow. Boris’s financier half-brother, Max, has become a father after his glamorous wife Gabriela gave birth to their first child — a daughter named Ayla.

Gabriela revealed she had coronavirus while pregnant earlier this year, but Max, whose father is Stanley Johnson, tells me she and the baby are ‘doing really well’. 

He adds: ‘She is a true blessing from heaven and we couldn’t be happier.’

Boris’s financier half-brother, Max, has become a father after his glamorous wife Gabriela gave birth to their first child — a daughter named Ayla

(VERY) modern manners 

Should we be more concerned with preserving the Queen’s English while texting?

Should we be more concerned with preserving the Queen’s English while texting? 

Dame Helen Mirren, who played the monarch on stage and screen, thinks so. ‘I’ve become very formal: full stops, capital letters and I’m stricter when it comes to texting. I’m very rigid,’ says the Oscar winner, admitting it can be frustrating for others. 

‘It’s probably boring for the people on the receiving end of it. They go, “just get on with it”.’ 

One of her regular texting buddies is her Fast And Furious co-star, Vin Diesel. 

‘Vin has become a great friend,’ she adds.

Nancy has a porcelain complexion

Sporting an oversized black shirt, matching headscarf and sunglasses, Nancy Dell'Olio proudly posed for a picture with it inside the Masseria Palombara four-star hotel.

What a dish! Former Strictly Come Dancing star Nancy Dell’Olio, who is a global ambassador for Puglia in her native Italy, reveals she’s been turned into a piece of art.

The 58-year-old ex-girlfriend of former England football manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, and theatre director, Sir Trevor Nunn, has had her face painted on a plate by Italian artist Franco Fasano.

Sporting an oversized black shirt, matching headscarf and sunglasses, she proudly posed for a picture with it inside the Masseria Palombara four-star hotel. 

‘A Nancy plate,’ she writes in the caption, hailing the artist as ‘one of the greatest ceramic painters.’

Model Poppy Delevingne claims the French are better drinkers than us Brits. 

‘You never see a drunk French person. They always know how to hold themselves — they’re poised,’ says Cara’s sister, 34. 

‘They drink wine at lunch. If I drank wine at lunch I would be on the floor by five!’

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