Every year witnesses drastic changes affecting all levels, some of which are expected and others surprising and shocking. Here are the most important technical news and events that caused uproar and caught everyone’s attention in 2021.
1- Sherine Abdel Wahab divorced and shaved her hair completely
On December 3, 2021, Sherine Abdel Wahab announced her official divorce from her husband, Hossam Habib, and this news came after a series of rumors over many months. The biggest shock was when she appeared for the first time after this news in a completely different look, as she shaved her hair. She explained in more than one interview that she took this step because she was in a bad psychological state.
2- Sherihan’s return to the arena
In Ramadan 2021, Sherihan returned as if she had not gone away, nor moved away, nor been in pain, as if time had stopped 20 years ago, to appear with the same momentum and rush through a show advertisement that embodies the story of her life and overcoming suffering.
3- Letters from Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children to Princess Diana
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, which the United Kingdom celebrates on March 14, the official page of both Kate Middleton and Prince William published a post that included moving messages directed to the late, Princess Diana.
These touching messages were specially prepared by the children of Kate Middleton and Prince William, Charlotte, George and Louis, through which they expressed their feelings for their grandmother, Princess Diana, on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2021.
4- Meryem Uzerli gave birth to her second child
On January 8, 2021, Maryam Uzerli took up social networking sites and became the talk of the people, after she gave birth to her second child, which she named Lily without marriage. In this context, Maryam shared with her followers the first photos with her daughter, as she appeared in intimate and touching clips while she was in the hospital.
5- Bella Hadid revealed that she was depressed
On November 10, 2021, model Bella Hadid caused a sensation through a post that she published that included pictures of her collapsed and crying, as well as a video excerpt from a conversation with American singer Willow Smith. With this post, the model surprised her fans and followers by revealing that she was depressed, revealing the difficult moments she is experiencing after suffering a chemical imbalance due to depression.
6- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their baby girl
On June 4, 2021, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The newborn was named after Queen Elizabeth, and her middle name was chosen in honor of Princess Diana.
7- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey
On March 7, 2021, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shook the whole world and blew up many surprises about their lives, during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in a special episode entitled Oprah with Meghan and Harry.
This interview was the most important and the first of its kind after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the British royal family, as they revealed shocking things that had never been announced about their lives and what they lived through before giving up their position in the British royal family.
8. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West split up
After 6 years of marriage and 8 years of relationship, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s marriage came to an end on January 6, 2021. This news did not come as a big shock to many people, in the year 2020, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s family problems became public.
Since their separation, they have sparked controversy in various situations, including their appearance together on the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala, Kim Kardashian’s association with actor Pete Davidson, Kanye West’s singing to Kim asking her to return at one of his concerts, and many more.
9- The return of the Bennifer duo
In 2021, specifically after the separation of Jennifer Lopez and her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez, rumors spread about the return of the Benefer duo, and the news was confirmed a few days later. Since then, Jennifer Lopez has appeared with Ben Affleck in several looks and occasions. Since their first engagement in 2002, the pair have become very popular and quickly became an iconic couple.
10- Yasmine Abdelaziz’s disease
The young Egyptian actress, Yasmine Abdelaziz, received widespread sympathy, after she was exposed to a severe health crisis. She was admitted to intensive care, and almost killed her.
11- Red Sea Film Festival
This year, the city of Jeddah hosted the largest film festival to be held in Saudi Arabia for the first time, which is the Red Sea International Film Festival, which was held from December 6-15, 2021 on the eastern coast of the Red Sea in Jeddah, a country classified as a world heritage according to UNESCO, and the festival attracted many talents, stars and directors. And media professionals and film industry professionals from all over the world, in a huge celebration that extended over ten days.
12- Expo 2020
Expo 2020 caught the attention on the Gulf scene this year, as its activities witnessed the presence of a large number of art stars in the Arab world and the world, among them Andrea Bocelli and Elie Golding, in addition to Kazem El Saher, Hussein Al Jasmi, Amr Diab, Ahlam, Mohamed Abdo, Nancy Ajram and many others.
13- Opening of Riyadh Season 2021
The city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia also witnessed this year the most prominent artistic event in the Gulf, where the Riyadh season was opened on October 20 last, which included major surprises for the Saudi public and visitors to the Riyadh season.
The season attracted a large group of the most famous stars, including Elissa, Angham, George Wassouf, Arab artist Mohammed Abdo, Rashid Al Majed, Rashid Al Fares, Asala, popular artist Mazal Farhan, Nancy Ajram and others.