Longevity Essay

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Longevity is a foreign word when it comes to the love lives of young socialites. Family obligations, careers, and scandals often get in the way of long lasting relationships. It is almost a rule. The good thing for Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl is that every rule has at least one exception. They met in St. Bart’s in 2008 and have been going strong every since. The location became so special that they return there every year, and even became the spot of a very important part of their relationship. More on that in a little bit. Olivia Palermo was born on February 28th, 1986 to real estate developer Douglas E. Palermo and interior designer Lynn Hutchins. She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and attended Nightingale-Bamford School in New York. She went on to graduate from St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut and then attended the American University of Paris for a year, as well as The New School in New York. In 2006, she interned at the society magazine, Quest, and hit the charity circuit. One of her first stops got her introduced to Zani Gugelmann and photographer Patrick McMullan, who posted pictures of her on his website. The exposure intrigued Olivia, and got her the attention of a new website named Socialite Rank, which asked her to write a profile on herself. Olivia even hired a publicist and joined charities to increase her image. It had the desired effect, but some members on the social circuit felt she was moving too fast, jumping up the ranks before her time. Olivia even ran afoul of the woman at the top of the socialite pyramid, Tinsley Mortimer. The New York Post’s Page Six ran an article saying Tinsley would pout every time she was asked to pose for a picture with Olivia. The insinuation sp... ... middle of paper ... ... things that interest them. Johannes added that he and Olivia have a very conservative, old romantic, private approach to their love. Their good looks and obvious chemistry helped land them modeling jobs for Mango and Hogan for their autumn/winter 2010 campaigns. At the end of 2013, the young couple made their annual pilgrimage to St. Bart’s to ring in the new year. This year, Johannes had a surprise up his sleeve. He planned to propose to Olivia. After popping the question, Johannes wasted no time in posting a video to Instagram of his new bride-to-be flashing the giant ring he had just given her. Along with the video, he wrote, ‘ Happy New Year to everybody and this is how we celebrate it: OP said Y E S.’ Interestingly, their announcement comes less than two months after Olivia’s The City co-star Whitney Port announced her own engagement to Tim Rosenman.

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