Finding love is something that we all take for granted, and the truth is that if you do manage to get married to someone you love over the course of your life, you’re very lucky. The story of Nina Marino is both heartwrenching and incredibly warming – so we recommend reading this with some tissues nearby in case you start bawling.
At the age of 19, young Nina was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma. To those who don’t know, this is a pretty serious type of cancer that most people don’t recover from because it spreads so quickly. When the young woman was diagnosed, she knew she only had a short while to live.
Never letting the disease get the better of her, Nina always kept a positive attitude while she fought the disease from her hospital bed. By the time the disease had spread to her only lung, Nina decided to write up her bucket list. One of the first things she wanted to do was get married to her long-time boyfriend and best friend, Joey Williams. After she posed the question to him, he agreed and their parents quickly got together to set up a makeshift ceremony over her hospital bed.
While the machines she was connected to limited her ability to move at all, they dressed her up in a beautiful wedding gown, had the groom wear a lovely suit, hung photos of the two around the room and even set up a makeshift arch for the two get married under. In a very emotional ceremony, the two were married together and expressed their love for one another in front of friends and family.
However, the wedding was not to last and 2 days, 15 hours, and 27 minutes later, Nina sadly passed away. The bride was buried in her wedding dress. While her husband admits that he was very sad at her passing, he says he was glad that they had the chance to get married and make one of her dreams come true.
There is something unique about every Zodiac sign and whether you believe in astrology or not, you can’t deny that we can learn a lot from what signs tell us. The following tweets act as a guide to teach us some rather telling truths about Leos. We will also shine a light on famous Leos who perfectly exemplify individual traits of the fiery sign.
Fiery Sign = Fiery People
The Leo is undeniably one of the most passionate Zodiac signs. People born between July 23 and August 22 share this lion symbol and with that, they also share a number of fascinating personality traits.
Whether it is their loyalty, determination, confidence, protective nature, ambition, or leadership qualities, there is a lot to unpack about a Leo. And mark our words, there are plenty of celebrities out there that perfectly embody the many unique characteristics that are often associated with this Zodiac sign.
Leos Like to Lead
Every Zodiac sign seems to know their place on the social ladder and when it comes to Leos, they seem to be at the very top. Due to their confidence and bravery, it is natural for a Leo to take on leadership roles.
This fiery sign will often end up in executive positions, managing big teams, running for office, or be interested in playing the lead for a blockbuster movie. Bottom line is that Leos are confident that they can lead the line.
Kylie Jenner’s a Natural Born Leader
Kylie Jenner has so many qualities that make a Leo what they are. Despite her young age, Kendall’s sister is wise beyond her years and leads by example, running her own cosmetics line (which reportedly made $360 million in 2018 alone).
The young entrepreneur is also a proud Leo, regularly tweeting quotes about the Zodiac sign’s characteristics. However, there is no denying that she is well in touch with her narcissistic side, which can be seen in her copious amount of selfies on Instagram.
Leos Can Be Bossy
Due to their self-confidence and ability to take charge of many situations, a Leo’s natural leadership qualities can often translate into bossiness depending on who they are managing. If they aren’t careful, a Leo can come across as domineering and on some sort of power trip.
This is why there are so many Leos in managerial positions, in governments and in charge of big projects. Leos can often tread the fine line between being a quality leader and a bossy know-it-all.
Sandra Bullock’s a Boss
One celebrity who is used to bossing people around is Sandra Bullock. The star of movies such as Miss Congeniality doesn’t only run her own production company, Fortis Films – she also owns two restaurants in Texas, her home state.
However, her bossy qualities also mean that she leads by example. Bullock is often helping those in need and has done good work with the Red Cross. She helped those who suffered during natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
Leos Are in Touch With Their Inner Child
Although Leos like to take on leadership roles, that doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to have a good time. Part of their skills as a leader is their ability to lighten up a mood in order to gain the trust of their peers.
They tend to be extremely fun to hang out with and are very good at cheering up friends when they are feeling down. However, if others don’t warm to this childishness, it can dent their Ego considerably.
Jennifer Lawrence Loves Having Fun
One Leo celebrity who doesn’t take herself too seriously is Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games star is notorious for making jokes and acting silly even in the most formal of settings. Lawrence is also renowned for being self-deprecating and telling embarrassing stories in interviews.
Despite being pretty clumsy, the actress knows how to laugh it off instead of letting it get to her. It begs the question: why doesn’t she make the most of her skills and star in some comedies?
Leos Live a Life of Luxury
Part of a Leo’s personality is their ability to enjoy the finer things in life. While some are too busy to engage in pleasures and focus too much on work and chores, Leos always make time for these things.
Whether it’s getting a massage at a five-star hotel or treating themselves to some high-end designer label, Leos have a joie de vivre. This means that they enjoy life and always know how to treat themselves.
Joe Jonas Likes to Treat His Wife
The following display of wealth is clear proof that Joe Jonas isn’t just a romantic, generous Leo, but he also likes the finer things in life. Ever since tying the knot with Sophie Turner, the talented musician is determined to make her happy and just last year, he splashed the cash on a new home that’s worth $14.1 million.
Joe decided to move to a new 15,000 square feet estate in Encino, just a few streets away from his brother Nick and his wife Priyanka Chopra.
Leos Are Braver Than Most
Due to their big hearts, pride, and stubbornness, Leos will often learn valuable lessons from their past and carry them with them like a badge of honor. Not only that, but they are not afraid to share their vulnerabilities in order to help others.
It takes a lot of bravery to be honest and transparent about your deepest insecurities and a Leo will often muster up the courage to be open about these things. Ultimately, they stand up for what they believe in.
Halle Berry Is So Brave
Leo Halle Berry is the epitome of bravery and isn’t afraid to open up about past problems in her life. The Monster’s Ball star has endured a number of abusive relationships and also had to watch her mother suffer under similar circumstances when she was growing up.
These days, Berry uses her fame and wealth as a platform to raise awareness about domestic violence. Specifically, she works with the Jenesse Center, a shelter in L.A.
Leos Never Give Up
Simply being ambitious is not enough for a Leo. Sure, anyone can have big dreams and say they are going to be someone or do something special. But when it comes to Leos, they will actually put their money where their mouth is and work tirelessly around the clock in order to make that dream come true.
The best things in life like a house, money, awards, and relationships don’t come without hard work and persistence and Leos know this better than anyone.
“Determined” Is Demi Lovato’s Middle Name
By this stage, it is no secret that Demi Lovato has struggled in her youth, specifically with substance usage and mental health. Despite these setbacks, the young singer has been determined to improve her quality of life and has made huge strides towards a full recovery.
These days, Lovato uses her fame as a platform to share her past problems with others less fortunate. Not to mention the fact that Demi even has a tattoo of a lion on her hand.
Leos Are Attention Seekers
Seeing that Leos are natural-born leaders, full of confidence, and are brave enough to speak their mind, it should come as no surprise as to what one of the key motives for that could be.
They love getting attention from those around them and will often not do something unless they know they are going to get huge applause and recognition for it. For many Leos, the world is their stage and everyone else is simply watching.
Madonna Loves Getting Attention
Like most Leo celebrities (and most celebrities, for that matter,) Madonna loves being the center of attention. After pushing the envelope with so many controversial songs, music videos, and peculiar dress choices, it is no surprise that Madonna likes being the woman everyone’s talking about.
Beyond this, Madonna is such a hard worker, ambitious, and determined beyond belief and is an undeniably creative individual. Incidentally, Madonna also gets much attention for tending to go against the grain and making her own rules.
Naturally, Leos Are Fiercely Protective
One quality that separates Leos from other Zodiac signs is their determination to protect the ones they love. This kind of attitude could be for virtually anyone in their lives that means something to them, including their spouses, kids, family members, friends, and even work colleagues.
They will fight tooth and nail to make sure that their people are safe and happy, similar to ways that lions will watch out for their pride. They will have your back through thick and thin.
Family Is #1 for Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth seems to tick all the Leo boxes. He’s a natural-born leader, strong-minded, creative, ambitious, and confident. Also, the Thor actor is extremely protective of both his wife Elsa Pataky and his three children.
While the Australian superstar is very proud of the family he has built for himself and makes sure to spend plenty of time with them, despite his busy schedule, he doesn’t tend to post too many photos on social media of his kids for privacy/security reasons.
Leos Are Very Romantic
Due to their affinity towards luxury things and relishing spontaneity, Leo tends to do romantic things, not just for the sake of the person they are trying to win over, but also because they simply enjoy it.
Anything from giving a big bouquet of flowers to that special someone to going on a beautiful getaway for the weekend is right in a Leo’s wheelhouse. They see themselves as being at the center of their own romantic comedy and a happy ending is the only possibility.
Gina Rodriguez Is a Hopeless Romantic
A perfect example of a romantic Leo is Gina Rodriguez, the star of Jane the Virgin. This talented actress wasn’t afraid to blend her professional life with her private one when she met MMA fighter Joe LoCicero on the set of her show.
Sparks flew between the two and since then, the couple has tied the knot. Not to mention the fact that Rodriguez also worked hard to break the mold in Hollywood when it comes to Latino actors, a true Leo quality.
Leos Like to Give a Lot
Whether it is showering their partners with chocolates and roses or engaging in a charitable cause, Leos are very passionate about giving to others. It’s not just about getting attention and recognition for Leos.
They are also genuinely generous souls who get a kick out of helping others. Taking is an act of futility for a Leo if they are enabled to give something first. They want to earn the love and respect they get from others.
Meghan Markle Is So Kind
One classic Leo trait that Meghan Markle often displays is her tendency to help others and put their needs before her own. The Duchess of Sussex seems genuinely kind and even traded in her acting career in order to make a bigger impact on the world.
Harry’s wife works with numerous charity organizations and although the couple has since stepped down from their senior royal positions, they are both determined to carry on their charitable efforts.
Leos Dream Big
One thing that many Leos have in common is their tendency to be extremely ambitious. This is because their current status is rarely good enough and they always believe that they can achieve more in life. While these goals can often be unattainable, this will rarely stop a Leo from working tirelessly around the clock to achieve them.
Many people out there would love to be millionaires, award winners, and important individuals. But Leos actually believe they have what it takes to make it happen.
J-Lo’s a Real Go-Getter
If there was ever a celebrity that perfectly encapsulates the ambition of a Leo, then it’s Jennifer Lopez. This iconic pop star seems to have done it all. Not only is she a successful singer, but Jenny from the Block has also proven she can act and is also a hit in the world of fashion.
Even in her 50s, J-Lo continues to work extremely hard. From her Las Vegas residency to her work on TV and raising her two kids, Jennifer Lopez always aspires to do better.
Leos Can Be Really Stubborn
In every element, whether it is earth, fire, water, or air, there is a Zodiac sign that is fixed. In fire, it’s the Leo, which means that they tend to be the most headstrong and resolute individuals of their kind.
While their ability to commit to their beliefs can be useful, this also means that they can easily get stuck in their ways and will refuse to change their mind, even when they sometimes should.
Don’t Try Changing Edward Norton’s Mind
While he is regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, Edward Norton has also developed a reputation for being incredibly difficult to work with. The Fight Club star was the source of much drama during the production of The Incredible Hulk, in which he insisted on rewriting the script himself.
In more recent times, Norton wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the movie Motherless Brooklyn, a true indicator that he needs to have his hands in all of the pots.
When it comes to interpersonal relationships, Leos are extremely complex individuals. One thing that separates them from others is their incredible loyalty. However, if you double-cross a Leo, be prepared to feel their full wrath as they will let you know how they feel.
This also bleeds into their romantic life. Leos feel at their best when they can share their luxuries with someone else and once they feel like they have found someone special to hang onto, they will rarely let go that easily.
Cara Delevingne Is Fiercely Loyal
One Leo celebrity who has a tight unit of friends who she will always remain loyal to is Cara Delevingne. The young model/actress is part of Taylor Swift’s crew and together, this band of friends are unbreakable.
So it should come as no surprise that she defended the pop star when Justin Bieber commented on her Scooter Braun drama on social media. Leos always have their friends back and lion-tattooed Cara Delevingne is no exception to the rule.
Leos Are Adventurous
Determining whether someone is more of an outdoor or indoor type of person doesn’t always line up with their Zodiac. However, it is believed that Leos are more enthusiastic about being outdoor and active than other signs.
A lot of it is to do with the abundance of energy they possess, their ambitious nature and determination to get things done. Leos love being out in the wilderness, going on hikes, having fun at the beach, being at one with nature and constantly being on the move.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Loves Getting Out
The man who played Jamie Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones is a real Leo, through and through. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a huge fan of the outdoors and also loves to travel the world. However, this isn’t purely for leisure purposes.
The Danish actor is heavily involved in a lot of philanthropic and charitable endeavors. He has spent much time in Greenland, trying to raise awareness about climate change. He has also taken part in philanthropic initiatives in countries such as Kenya, the Maldives, Rwanda, and Peru.
Most Compatible Signs With Leo
Compatibility between Zodiac signs is a big deal in all social dynamics. The most in-sync signs tend to be ones that share the same element. When it’s two fiery signs though, it can really go one way or the other.
It can either be passionate, productive, and exciting in the best possible way, or it can lead to drama and conflict. Some of the signs that Leos are most compatible with include Aries, Libra, and Sagittarius.
Ben Affleck and J-Lo’s Fiery Relationships
Two celebrities who’ve had varying results in fiery relationships are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Of course, the two were once engaged but being both strong-headed Leos might have spelled doom from the start.
Interestingly, J-Lo is now engaged to another Leo in A-Rod and up until this point, their relationship seems to be full of the best kinds of passion and fun. Also, many were left dumbfounded when Affleck divorced from Aries Jennifer Garner. After all, these two signs work very well together.
Least Compatible Signs With Leo
Of course, opposite Zodiac signs can also attract, but this too can have varying results. Leo and Aquarius, for example, both like to socialize but struggle to adapt to each other.
Moreover, Aquarians tend to look at the bigger picture from a social point of view, while Leos are more inclined to focus primarily on themselves. Leo also has a challenging angle between signs such as Scorpio, which is hungry for power, and the down-to-earth Taurus.
These Celeb Couples Have Varying Results
In theory, the following two celebrity couples should both struggle. However, in Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s case, it seems like opposites do attract. The fact that Ashton is a cool, intellectual Aquarius seems to work very well with Mila’s fiery Leo persona.
Although their personalities can clash at times, they ultimately accept each other. As for Kylie Jenner’s most recent relationship, it seems like she couldn’t see eye to eye on enough matters with Travis Scott, who is a Taurus.
Leos Are the Masters of Charisma
One thing that can’t be denied about Leos is their ability to work an audience. They have no problem speaking in front of a large group of people and moreover, crave the attention and the spotlight.
Having a big heart often means that they also have big voices. One thing’s for sure, they are natural-born entertainers who are able to inspire and amuse in equal measures. Leos can’t stand awkward silences and will do whatever it takes to shake up a room.
These Celebrities Are Full of Life
It should come as no surprise that plenty of actors and singers happen to be Leos. As a performer, one needs to be able to prove that they are charismatic and able to light up the room.
This can definitely be said for the likes of Mick Jagger, Lisa Kudrow, and Steve Carrell. Of course, Jagger is one of the most iconic Rock n’ Roll performers of all time, Kudrow’s role as Phoebe is the epitome of exuberance and Carell…need we same more?