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"I am separating from the man whom many of you know as 'Felipe' — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY … In a long Facebook message to her fans, Gilbert announced in September 2016 that her marriage was over and that she’d found love with her best friend of 17 years —Rayya Elias — a musician, writer, film maker, recovered drug addict, ex-punk rocker and former hairdresser whom she’d first met when Elias staged an ‘intervention’ on Gilbert’s hair. Raised on a Christmas tree farm in Connecticut, Gilbert was a moderately successful writer when, aged 34 and reeling from a painful divorce, she set off on her solo odyssey across three continents to try to make sense of her life. The author, who detailed how she fell in love with Nunes in Eat Pray Love, announced the news on her Facebook page Friday morning. Now, 15 months after the tragic death of Elias (right) from cancer at the age of 57, Elizabeth Gilbert has fallen in love again — this time with a man, But this week in an Instagram post, Miss Gilbert, 49, introduced her new love to the world with the following words: ‘Please meet my sweetheart, Mr Simon MacArthur. Three years ago Elizabeth Gilbert stunned her followers by leaving her second husband of ten years, Jose Nunes (left) — the handsome Brazilian ‘Felipe’ whom she fell in love with at the end of her Eat Pray Love travels — for a woman, her gay best friend Rayya Elias. Elizabeth Gilbert splits from 'Felipe,' the man she fell in love with in her Eat Pray Love bestseller. The Eat Pray Love author took to social media to announce that her longtime love, Rayya Elias, died this week. Gilbert and Elias had been best friends for years but their relationship turned romantic after the cancer diagnosis, Writing on the tenth anniversary of the bestseller which turned her into a multi-millionaire, Miss Gilbert wrote: ‘The woman who went on this trip was exceedingly lucky …Who has 12 free months to spare, just to kick around the globe? | Do Not Sell My Personal Information Nunes was born in Brazil but lived in Australia. I would plan the heist for months, scouting out the target, looking for unguarded entries,’ she wrote. The truth had to be spoken.’. As for Mr MacArthur, who is believed to have recently split from his American wife, his Instagram reply to a surprised friend’s query ‘Really?’ suggests that he is as stunned as Miss Gilbert’s fans by this sudden and unexpected turn of events. His subjects range from Welsh dry dock welders to fishermen in Mombasa. Gilbert said she is sharing the news since she has been open about her personal life in the past. Back in July 2016, journalist and author Elizabeth Gilbert took to Facebook to share the news that she and her husband, Jose Nunes, 63, had split. She didn't just come out generally gay. If the man was already involved in a committed relationship, I knew that I didn’t need to be prettier or better than his existing girlfriend; I just needed to be different. 1m Followers, 1,082 Following, 2,263 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Elizabeth Gilbert (@elizabeth_gilbert_writer) She shared a poem called "Failing and Flying" by Jack Gilbert and said it's been carrying her through the experience. Julia Roberts played Gilbert in the movie adaptation of Eat Pray Love, with Javier Bardem playing Felipe. ‘But Liz has had strong feelings for me for years and kept those under wraps. Play it now. ‘I share this news publicly, despite the fact our love story is so new and young and tender, for a few reasons. She was 57. A graduate of Gwent College of Art and Design in Newport, South Wales, he has travelled the world capturing arresting images of people and nature in black and white. We’re in the throes of introducing all our friends to each other.’, The object of Elizabeth Gilbert's affections is British photographer Simon MacArthur, 60, who was for years one of Rayya’s closest friends and a former flatmate. Elizabeth Gilbert faced down a premidlife crisis by doing what we all secretly dream of -- running off for a year. Born in Claverham, Bristol, New York-based documentary photographer and ‘environmental portraitist’ Mr MacArthur describes himself on his website as ‘a globetrotter, intensely curious about the way the world works and how best to pass on that curiosity to others — always looking for what’s around the next corner’. Now the "Eat, Pray, Love" author is revealing just why the marriage didn't work. ‘My marriage has been pretty f****** nice. It’s OK to live, and to love.’, Born in Claverham, Bristol, New York-based documentary photographer and ‘environmental portraitist’ Mr MacArthur (left) describes himself on his website as ‘a globetrotter, intensely curious about the way the world works in how best to pass on that curiosity to others — always looking for what’s around the next corner'. Our split is very amicable. There was no more time to waste. Just know that your girl is happy and following her heart.’. TWITTER Gilbert said she may be absent from social media during this time. In Eat Pray Love, Gilbert detailed the end of her first marriage, her ensuing divorce, and her journey to Italy, India and Bali. Our reasons are very personal.". Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river. She said that when she looked at men her age they came across like kids. Who has the freedom or the money?’. Ever since she set off on a solo voyage of self-discovery across the world following the collapse of her first marriage 15 years ago — her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love became a publishing phenomenon selling more than 12 million copies — Gilbert has continued to surprise her readers with myriad twists and turns. Three years ago she stunned her followers by leaving her second husband of ten years, Jose Nunes — the handsome Brazilian ‘Felipe’ whom she fell in love with at the end of her Eat Pray Love travels — for a woman, her gay best friend Rayya Elias. ‘Do not let your gorgeous loyalty to the deceased stop you from experiencing the marvels and terrors of your short, mortal, precious life. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. Certainly the intertwined lives of these three New Yorkers — who for years were nothing more than just good friends — would make a remarkable third memoir for Gilbert, whose follow-up to Eat Pray Love was called Committed and explored her ambivalence towards marriage. In Bali she met Nunes, who was called Felipe in the book. She held various jobs including a trail cook, bartender, and waitress while storing up experiences for her writing. I love you. ‘I loved you so much, Rayya. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. They could be any loved-up couple celebrating the joy of new romance with an impromptu selfie to share on Instagram. I had no job because I’d quit. After Rayya’s death in January 2018, Elizabeth Gilbert posted this tribute: ‘She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star … and my baby. Gilbert announced in September 2016 that her marriage was over and that she’d found love with her best friend of 17 years —Rayya Elias — a musician, writer, film maker, recovered drug addict, ex-punk rocker and former hairdresser whom she’d first met when Elias staged an ‘intervention’ on Gilbert’s hair (Above: the pair pictured together in 2014), ‘The trick was to study the other woman and to become her opposite, thereby positioning myself to this man as a sparkling alternative to his regular life.’. | California Privacy Rights In Bali she met Nunes, who was called Felipe in the book. For one thing I just want to say: If you see me walking around with a tall, handsome man on my arm, don’t be buggin’. The answer is because I want my work stripped bare of everything but cause and emotion,’ he writes. Reflecting on the tangled love life which triggered the odyssey, Gilbert wrote in 2015 with disarming honesty about her past romantic failings, under the heading Confessions Of A Seduction Addict. After college, Gilbert moved to Philadelphia and worked as a waitress or bartender to save up enough money to travel. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is a registered trademark of The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. For Gilbert’s voyage of self-discovery captured the zeitgeist. EMAIL ME. Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert lost her partner, Rayya Elias, to pancreatic and liver cancer. AdChoices I will always love you.’. January 5, 2010 10:07 a.m. EST. After resettling in America, the couple swore their love for each other, but also swore never to get married again after they both had bitter divorces. Gilbert and Elias held a non-legally binding commitment ceremony in New York prior to her death. She continued: ‘One of the reasons I was so free that year was because I was such a mess. Some followed in her exotic footsteps, enjoying pizza in Italy (Eat), finding spiritual enlightenment in Indian ashrams (Pray) before travelling on to Indonesia hopefully to fall into the arms of their own sexy ‘Felipe’ under the Banyan trees of Bali (Love). Eat, Pray, Love author who left her husband for a woman... 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Three years ago Elizabeth Gilbert stunned her followers by leaving her second husband of ten years, Jose Nunes (left) — the handsome Brazilian ‘Felipe’ whom she fell in … ‘Death — or the prospect of death — has a way of clearing away everything that is not real and, in that stark and utter realness, I was faced with this truth: I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya. 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In her best-selling memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert revels in the silence of starry nights in Bali and achieves meditative bliss … New from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to … FACEBOOK However, just because she has written about their relationship in her books like Eat Pray Love and Committed, that doesn't mean she's inviting the public to intrude on her privacy. Eighteen months after Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with "Felipe", the Brazilian -born man of Australian citizenship whom she met in Bali. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of "Eat, Pray, Love," posted a sweet photo with her new boyfriend, just over a year after mourning the death of her partner. No doubt, her fans will be eagerly awaiting her next surprise. Gilbert had a very specific lesbian relationship in mind. This, as you can imagine, means the world to me. ‘Seduction was never a casual sport for me; it was more like a heist, adrenalising and urgent. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know you always found peace boring. But as her millions of fans know, nothing is quite so simple in the complicated, unconventional and rather topsy-turvy love life of best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. She was 57. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. When Elizabeth Gilbert announced in July that she had split with her husband, fans didn't understand why. Jose Nunes has never spoken of his divorce from Gilbert. She continues: ‘Even more touchingly, Simon was a beloved friend of Rayya’s for decades. ‘Rayya and I are together. We were both out of relationships, both believing that we were destined to be alone for the rest of our lives,’ he writes. After college, she spent several years traveling around the country, working in bars, diners and ranches, collecting experiences to transform into fiction. In an interview with a lesbian magazine about inspiring same-sex couples, Rayya Elias revealed she and Gilbert were ‘very happily not married’ but had gone through a non-legally-binding ceremony of their commitment to one another. | EU Privacy Preferences. And now here we are, and his heart has been such a warm place for me to land. But will this new romance give Elizabeth Gilbert’s fans the neat happy ending they thought she’d found with Brazilian gem trader Jose Nunes, settling down to married life in a $1 million dollar Italianate Victorian mini-estate in the artsy, rural village of Frenchtown, New Jersey? The object of her affections is British photographer Simon MacArthur, 60, who was for years one of Rayya’s closest friends and a former flatmate. It was easy for me to leave everything behind because I didn’t have much to leave behind. You could argue it has all the hallmarks of another Hollywood blockbuster, sequel perhaps to the 2010 film adaptation of Gilbert’s bestseller (it’s been translated into 30 languages) starring Julia Roberts as Gilbert and Spanish actor Javier Bardem as ‘Felipe’. Elizabeth Gilbert said she divorced "Felipe" to be true to herself and pursue her love for Elias. It has been the greatest honour of my life. by And I have no more time for denying that truth.’. Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American biographical romantic drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's 2006 memoir of the same name. A few weeks ago she revealed them to me and we’ve found an incredible love here ... We’re madly in love and planning our future together so, watch this space. May you rest in excitement. I am an ardent animal rights advocate and avid scuba diver, campaigning for the end of the use of plastics that are devastating oceanic life.’. "At this time of transition, I hope you will respect our privacy," said Gilbert. Pretty steady,’ she said shortly before their shock break-up. I love her and she loves me,’ wrote Gilbert, adding that she realised the depth of her feeling for Rayya only when her best friend was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. Published: 17:00 EST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 14:27 EST, 2 April 2019. Everything was in turmoil, everything was in flux and I was so bloody sad.’. In 2010, Julia Roberts portrayed Gilbert in a film adaptation of the book, while Javier Barden played Felipe. Elizabeth Gilbert. THR staff 8:07 AM PDT 7/1/2016 Elizabeth Gilbert … Julia Roberts played Gilbert in the movie adaptation of Eat Pray Love, with Javier Bardem playing Felipe. La escritora estadounidense Elizabeth Gilbert (47) conoció a su segundo esposo, Jose Nunes, mientras hacía un viaje que inmortalizó en el libro autobiográfico Come, reza, ama (2010). They lived in London together over 30 years ago, and they adored each other like siblings. He’s a photographer from the UK. Gilbert stated in a New York Times interview that she was influenced by Ernest Hemingway's early career, and his short story collection, In Our Time. In 2016, when Ms. Gilbert and her second husband, José Nunes (the Brazilian importer known as Felipe in “Eat Pray Love”), separated, she reported their split on Facebook. 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It received mixed reviews from critics, but was a financial success, grossing $204.6 million worldwide against a $60 million budget. That's just what happened with Elizabeth Gilbert and her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, about her post-divorce travels around the world to find herself. The Guardian reports that "Displaced" would have chronicled Cooper's parallel search for purpose and self-discovery through humanitarian work across the developing world. Felipe (not his real name) is 57, also divorced, with two grown children. Seeing her girlfriend suffering though cancer convinced Gilbert to be honest about the true nature of the love for her friend. Then I was diagnosed with cancer, and that did it. ‘Something happened to my heart and mind in the days and weeks following Rayya’s diagnosis,’ she continued. Sitemap | Although Miss Gilbert set off on her voyage, swearing she will ‘never, ever, under any circumstance, marry again’, in 2007 she did marry her exotic, older lover ‘Felipe’, Jose Nunes. I had no romantic relationships, because I’d exploded them. I am separating from the man whom many of you know as "Felipe" — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey. He met Gilbert in Bali and they married each other in 2007. STORY HIGHLIGHTS. Liz and I have been friends for a couple of years. Yesterday at 11:33 AM. Describing their ‘slow burn of passion’ after ‘almost two decades of the deepest foundational friendship you could ever imagine’, Rayya said: ‘It took a long time. Elizabeth Gilbert is splitting from her husband, Jose Nunes, the Brazilian importer she wrote about falling in love with in her 2006 memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love." Elizabeth Gilbert has revealed that she and husband Jose Nunes are separating. Their Frenchtown mansion was listed for sale for $999,000 dollars, the New York shop sold and last October the couple’s two-bedroom apartment on a Wellness resort in Miami, Florida was listed for sale for $2.3 million dollars. Terms of Use | A few months ago the stars seemed to align. “I am separating from the man whom many of you know as ­‘Felipe’ — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey,” Elizabeth Gilbert… "I am separating from the man whom many of you know as "Felipe" — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey," wrote Gilbert. Gilbert believed that writers find stories not in a seminar room but by investigating the world. ‘I always think about how, at the very beginning, he said: “Can you please be gentle with me?”, and I remember thinking: “You, sir, have come to the right place.” ’. The comments below have been moderated in advance. "In my heart, I know that you will do so, because I trust that you understand how this is a story that I am living — not a story that I am telling.". Today, a happy new chapter now appears to be opening for Elizabeth Gilbert — with the friend of the late best friend whom they both loved. Described as ‘a Shirley Valentine for the yoga and quinoa generation’ and compared to Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw ‘cut loose from New York’, Gilbert’s story struck a chord with women dreaming of escape. She was much … ‘I had no property because I’d lost it all in my divorce. Now, 15 months after her lover’s tragic death from cancer at the age of 57, Elizabeth Gilbert has fallen in love again — this time with a man. Elizabeth Gilbert is mourning a painful loss in the New Year. Elizabeth Gilbert broke with Cooper before embarking on a global journey that provided material for her best selling book. She gazes up into the camera with a dazzling smile, while he wraps her in an embrace, nuzzling her blonde hair. At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met.Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also … Indeed, it was Bristol-born Mr MacArthur who took one of the last poignant photographs of Elizabeth and Rayya together — a beautiful black-and-white portrait of the couple — before the Syrian born-musician and documentary maker passed away. They don't plan on having any of their own. Elizabeth Gilbert, left, and her husband, Felipe, pose with a woman of the Red Zai tribe in north Vietnam. “I’m here. As for Miss Gilbert, in her Instagram post presenting her new sweetheart, she offers the following advice to others mourning a loved one — it’s OK to fall in love and feel like a ‘dumb and crazy and excited and insecure’ 16-year-old again in middle age. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. At that time, it looked like Gilbert was very happy to be with an older man. Of late, Simon and I have found our way into each other’s arms. Her travels through Italy, India and Indonesia resulted in the megabestselling and deeply beloved memoir Eat, Pray, Love , about her process of finding herself by leaving home. He’s a beautiful man who has been a friend of mine for years.’. Elizabeth Gilbert’s UK workshop, Big Magic, will be held at Friends House (173-177 Euston Road, London NW1) on Saturday May 19, 2018. He has been my dear companion for over 12 years, and they have been wonderful years. 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