From new love to old wounds, it was a week of emotional stories on PEOPLE.com.
Stacy Keibler’s wedding, Graham Elliot’s weight loss, and Jimmy Fallon’s photobombs got the most positive reaction, while a pair of sadder stories – including a remembrance of Steve Irwin by his cameraman – were tougher to read.
Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week. And let us know what you think of every story we write by clicking on the icons at the bottom.
Calling her happiness “indescribable,” Stacy Keibler married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in an intimate beach ceremony in Mexico. They’d been planning the small wedding for months, but it came as a lovely surprise for family members vacationing with them.
MasterChef judge Graham Elliot stunned readers with his dramatic weight loss, having gone from 400 lbs. down to 253 lbs. following a sleeve gastrectomy nine months ago. “I thought it would take two or three years to do this,” he admits.
The grimmest news of the week came from Tucson, where the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy were found stuffed inside a toy chest following the parents’ eviction from the property. His mother is charged with murder, and both the mother and father are charged with child abuse.
In a heartbreaking story, Steve Irwin’s cameraman, Justin Lyons, described the terrible scene from September 2006 when he was filming the Crocodile Hunter just as he was lethally attacked by a stingray. “We thought he was going to live forever,” Lyons said, “but it would always be a crazy silly accident, and as it turns out that’s exactly what it was.”
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