Social News Round-Up: Weddings, Engagements, Babies, Travels And A Lawsuit

by Sophie Pyle · January 23, 2013

    [Michelle Kwan, Clay Pell] [Julie Fields Landry, Reed Landry]

    You would think 2013 would be an unlucky year, but for some couples it's quite the opposite. Here is a run-down of some high profile couples that are hitting major milestones:

    Nationals Baseball star Ryan Zimmerman married Annandale native Heather Downen in an intimate ceremony on January 12. They are currently honeymooning in Africa. They'll settle into their new Great Falls mansion when they return, which is across the street from Sondra Ortagus's parents.

    Georgetown nightlife king Reed Landry and his wife Julie Fields Landry are expecting their first child, a son, in July. We calculated a 1 in 2700 chance their baby, Kimye's baby, and the royal baby are born on the same July day. Cross your fingers!

    DC "cave dweller" and KLNB star Brian Ball Jr. proposed to his girlfriend Shannon Burke, a teacher at St. Coletta, with an heirloom diamond from his mother. They will wed this October in Buffalo, NY.

    Olympic skater Michelle Kwan, 32, married Clay Pell, 31, in a Vera Wang gown in Rhode Island on Jan 19. Clay is the grandson of Claiborne Pell, the RI Senator that started Pell Grants.

    Local newslady Angie Goff is expecting her second child, a boy, with her husband this year. Here are some super cute photos of her first born, Adora, revealing the sex of the baby.

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    Queen Bee DC socialites Ashley Tayler Bronczek, Mary Anne Huntsman and Diana Minshall skipped the Inauguration for a weekend at Sundance. Ashley's grandparents Ann and Lloyd Hand stayed behind and held court at the Daily Beast brunch, arguably one of the most insider events all weekend.

    Local PR gal Wendy Gordon is suing FishBowlDC for $2 million for libel. Apparently the blog was re-posting photos from her Facebook with colorful commentary for "Wendy Wednesdays." The articles have since been removed, but the case is still on.