PEOPLE: Austrian drag queen is HIV-positive; John Cena, Nikki Bella break up; John Stamos is a dad

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Austrian drag queen says she's HIV-positive

Bearded diva Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for many years.

The Austrian drag queen, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said on Instagram late Sunday she had been blackmailed by a former friend who wanted to publish the information and decided to come out herself with it before he did.

Conchita wrote that she has been receiving medical treatment for many years and that she is feeling healthy and strong.

Conchita, the alter ego of Thomas Neuwirth, wrote that "coming out is better than being outed by a third party."

She said: "I hope to encourage (others) and make a step against the stigmatization of people who through their own behavior or through no fault of their own were infected with HIV."



Engaged wrestlers break up

John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say "I do."

Bella tweeted that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.

The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match.

They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews.

Cena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like "Trainwreck" and the new R-rated comedy "Blockers."

Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called "Total Bellas" with her twin sister, Brie.



Stamos welcomes son

Actor John Stamos has announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor's father.

Stamos says, "From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son."

Stamos, 54, and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February.

His publicist says "Billy and Mom are both home and healthy."



Today's birthdays:
Actor David Bradley is 76. Musician Jan Hammer is 70. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 61. Actor Sean Bean is 59. Singer Liz Phair is 51. Rapper-actor Redman is 48. Actress Jennifer Garner is 46. Singer Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls is 44. Actress Rooney Mara is 33.

                                                                                                                                                 — The Associated Press


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