(AP) · Some have experienced good moments, others have had serious setbacks, others have made history. These celebrities were in the headlines in 2018:
Negotiated concerts, political statements and then the band at the end of the year: After ten years of relationship, Fischer and showmaster Florian Silbereisen announce their separation. In his statement, pop singer also said, "Yes, it's a new man in my life." The media reported that this is the dancer and acrobat Thomas Seitel, which belongs to Fischer's stage team. But also in other things, the star showed 2018 new pages: After a sick break and several concert cancellations earlier this year, Fischer continued his turn. Also this year, the official German annual maps dominated their album "Helene Fischer" as an annual position as of 2017 in the first place. According to the business magazine "Forbes" she was even one of the best servants in the world.
And the singer appeared unusually political this year – after the echo marks and after the racist events in Chemnitz. Before that there had been criticism of their self-restraint. Among other things, it was clear at a concert in Berlin Fischer. She told her fans, "Raise the voice with me: against violence, against xenophobia." The fans are now curious about what is going to happen, and whether Fischer will show publicly with his new boyfriend. And Silbereisen showed that despite the breakdown, they have common plans. They would like to present a TV show together.
He's still it German tennis legend – what makes the Wimbledon winner move many people even decades after his great successes. However, 2018 was a difficult year for Becker. In late May, he and his wife Lilly announced their separation, after thirteen years of relationship and nine years of marriage. Lilly Becker then talked about a "long struggle for marriage" and was very sad about the offen. Even over Christmas, the couple did not want to gather, as Becker told the magazine Bunte. "But we both love our sons and try to give him a good time."
Becker also made headlines with other stories, such as a mandatory auction of personal memorabilia – which he could finally stop. Or with an alleged diplomatic immunity: There were various allegations about the issue of Becker diplomat in the poor country Central Africa is – or not. Becker himself said he personally received passports from the Ambassador to the Central African Republic in April and is now an "Attaché for the purchase of funds for sporting, cultural and humanitarian issues".
Another sports star who had major problems in 2018. After hearing nothing from him for a long time, the Tour de France winner in 1997 admitted that he was addictive and reported that he was being withdrawn in the United States. "I am now aware that I am ill for reasons that I do not want to deal with today," said a statement in early October. Frankfurt's prosecutor investigates Ullrich's attempt at violence and dangerous assault. The ex-Radstar is said to have attacked in August a hotel an escort lady after a dispute and injured. Ullrich had been arrested for the time being. Shortly before he was taken into custody after a dispute with neighboring Schweiger in Mallorca temporarily. In both events, Ullrich was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
For many, she was just a youth pop star so far. But in 2018, Taylor Swift's image has changed: with an unusual political message on Instagram, the American singer shouted that the fans voted. So far, the country singer has held back on political issues. Events in her life and the world over the past two years have led her to a "very different" attitude, she wrote. "I can't pick anyone who's not willing to fight for the dignity of all Americans, whatever their color, gender and who they love." Swift did not mention the US President, but criticized the Republican, a conservative woman, Marsha Blackburn. Trump reacted immediately – he liked Swift's music now "about 25 percent smaller".
New Zealand Prime Minister is the only current head of government who has given birth to a child in the office. Ardern got her daughter Neve in June, took a break for six weeks and returned to the office in early August. Arder's husband, radio and television presenter Clarke Gayford, takes care of the baby. At the end of September, New Zealand's "First Baby" celebrated its diplomatic premiere: The Ardern took his three-month-old daughter to the UN General Assembly.
It was one of the most present weddings of the year. German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder married for the fifth time at the age of 74. Schröder and the South Korean Soyeon Kim gave it all in the spring. Great was celebrated in October in the Berlin luxury hotel Adlon. Among the famous guests were, for example, the artist Markus Lüpertz, former Federal Minister Otto Schily, former SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel, former VW director Peter Hartz and journalists Stefan Aust and Kai Diekmann. The couple wants to lead a future – more or less – "normal and unspecified" life.
The magazine Forbes predicted that Kylie Jenner could soon be the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. In just 20 years (in the meantime, she is 21), Jenner became third in the Forbes Money List in July. Their fortune was estimated at $ 900 million this summer. As her family – like her half-sister Kim Kardashian or her mother Kris Jenner – Kylie became famous on television with a reality series. Their money made them, but mainly with their own cosmetic line. By the way, Jenner was also a mother at the beginning of the year – she got her little daughter Stormi with rapper Travis Scott.
Lamar became the first rapper and the first musician not to come from classical music or jazz to win the Pulitzer Prize. "This is a great moment for hip hop music and a great moment for the Pulitzer Prize," said Dana Canedy, president of Pulitzer Prize Management. Lamar received the award, which is considered the highest in the media industry, for his album "Damn". This is a "virtual song collection, united with its versatile authenticity and rhythmic dynamics," Canedy said. Born in California in 1987, Lamar is considered one of the most important and successful rappers of the moment. He has, among other things, won several Grammys.
Even many years after joining "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", many people participated in this tragic story: Daniel Kaiser-Küblböck, former TV star, has been missing since September. The singer went, according to supplier Aida Cruises on a cruise from Newfoundland overboard, a suicidal intention is likely. The Canadian Coast Guard stopped the search for Küblböck after a day – due to the short survival time in the cold water. If someone disappears at sea, a period of six months is allowed before he can be declared dead.