Harley St dentist to Towie stars who ‘romped with patient’ after boozing at posh Savoy hotel faces being struck off

A HARLEY STREET dentist at a clinic that treats Towie stars who romped with a patient after boozing at London’s posh Savoy hotel faces being struck off.

Dr Sahil Patel had sex with the woman hours after treating her, a disciplinary hearing heard.

Harley Street dentist Dr Sahil Patel faces being struck off after romping with a patient hours after he treated her

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Harley Street dentist Dr Sahil Patel faces being struck off after romping with a patient hours after he treated herCredit: Rights reserved
He had sex with the woman after boozing with her at London's five-star Savoy hotel

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He had sex with the woman after boozing with her at London’s five-star Savoy hotel

He had taken her for dinner at the five-star Savoy after completing her veneer treatment in November last year.

They carried on drinking until after midnight, when the dentist said he couldn’t get home ‘as there are no underground trains,’ the General Dental Council (GDC) heard.

Dr Patel went to the patient’s hotel room across the street and had sex with her, the tribunal heard.

He is said to have referred to her as a ‘Jewish princess’, but he denies using the phrase.

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Dr Patel is an associate dentist at The Harley Street Smile Clinic, which lists TOWIE stars Lauren Pope, James Lock, Frankie Essex and Kirk Norcross among its clients.

The clinic’s website said Dr Patel had created “the smiles of several reality TV personalities, Members of Parliament, professional athletes, and social media influencers”.

Dr Patel emailed ‘patient A’ his mobile number on September 27 last year and they went for a drink.

He met her again on October 3 and kissed her and the Savoy date was arranged, it is claimed.

Sam Thomas, for the GDC, said: “She had travelled from the south coast where she lived to London to make an appointment with the registrant on 1 November.

Frankie Essex is one of the Towie stars who has been treated at the Harley Street Smile Clinic

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Frankie Essex is one of the Towie stars who has been treated at the Harley Street Smile ClinicCredit: Rex Features
Towie's Lauren Pope is also listed as a client at Dt Patel's clinic

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Towie’s Lauren Pope is also listed as a client at Dt Patel’s clinic

“This was the third of three appointments in order to have veneers placed on her teeth.

“The appointment on 1 November finished at approximately 3pm and at 7.15pm on that same day the registrant and patient A met at the Savoy Hotel.

“They are at the restaurant and they moved to an adjacent bar where they drank until after midnight.

“The pair then went across the road to a hotel opposite the Savoy and had sexual intercourse.”

The misconduct panel heard the dentist’s lawyer has raised the issue as to whether patient A was a current patient of Dr Patel.

The pair then went across the road to a hotel opposite the Savoy and had sexual intercourse.

Mr Thomas added: “The council say that patient A was due to be seen in 12 months time following the third of the three appointments.

“So we accept that on 1 November 2019 the treatment had finished but there was due to be a review in November 2020.

“Further the council say that there was a five-year guarantee with regard to

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YoPro targets fitness fanatics with familiar faces

Danone’s high protein yogurt, YoPro, is sending the message to athletes and fitness fanatics that everything adds up, with a high intensity campaign from Emotive.

The campaign film features fitness and sporting personalities Andrew Papadopoulos, Kahn Porter, Abbie Taddeo, Xavier Cook and Ellia Green, who were selected and procured by Lampoon Group. The social media and PR agency also worked with Emotive on the influencer campaign that will support the films.

YoPro brand manager, Xavier Gonzalez, said the campaign had to directly target the brand’s key audience.

“We are thrilled to be launching ‘Every millimetre matters’. YoPro’s delicious high protein and no added sugar range has been developed for our core audience of pro-am athletes and fitness enthusiasts as a no compromise pre, during or post work out snack to help them on their journey to reaching their performance goals,” he said.

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The ‘Every millimetre matters’ campaign film will be cut down to 60 and 30 second spots, and will run across digital channels and social media.

“Brands love to overclaim,” said Emotive’s managing partner and head of strategy, Michael Hogg.

“With YoPro, we know a yoghurt probably isn’t going to be the difference between achieving your performance goals or not.”

“But as another little thing that can help you get closer by providing the superior protein you need, when you need it, why wouldn’t you?”

At the start of the pandemic, YoPro jumped on board the call for at-home workout programs, launching a free 66-day fitness challenge that featured some of Australia’s best athletes and consisted of over 100 pieces of content.

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Client: YoPRO
Head of Marketing: Blanca Carbonell
Brand Manager: Xavier Gonzalez

Creative Agency and Production: Emotive
CEO: Simon Joyce
Managing Partner & Head of Strategy: Michael Hogg
Business Director: Marshall Campbell
Creative Director: Zane Pearson
Senior Creative & Director: Rory Pearson
Junior Copywriter: Cameron Burnett
Junior Art Director: Jackson Tate
Executive Producer: Hayley Ritz-Pelling
Producer: Michael Hollis
Production Manager: Alex Bray
Studio Manager: Rebecca Love-Williams
Editor: Tim Chivers and Spencer Austad
Designer: Tim Evans
DOP: Campbell Brown
Steadicam: Justin Besser

Sound design: Electric Sheep
Senior Sound Designer: Joe Mount
Executive Producer: Kate Stenhouse

Distribution: Emotive
Head of Distribution & Analysis: Jamie Crick

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Social Account Director: Lauren Houghton
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Kansas nursing home faces severe federal penalties after deadly coronavirus outbreak

By the time the viral firestorm had finished sweeping through the nursing home, all 63 residents were infected and at least 10 had died. Medicare moved Monday to terminate the Andbe Home from its program, cutting it off from federal dollars and imposing thousands of dollars in fines.

Government inspectors found that infected residents were separated from their healthy roommates by little more than a privacy sheet. Communal dining continued for two days. Multiple staff members failed to wear masks — even after the outbreak took hold.

In an email Tuesday to The Washington Post, the nursing home administrator disputed some of the findings outlined in the report and stood by the response to the outbreak, saying the facility had immediately quarantined infected residents and that staff wore full personal protective equipment, including goggles, masks and gloves.

“This is a terrible virus, but I am proud of how our staff has battled COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, coming to work every day under extenuating circumstances, and caring for all of our residents,” Mapes wrote. “I am also proud of and thankful for the mutual support between Andbe Home and our community during trying times for everyone.”

The Medicare report, however, said the facility’s failures had “placed all residents in immediate jeopardy by the spread of Covid-19 to all residents.”

The virus’s rampage through the nursing home came amid a surge of infections in Kansas’s Norton County, which led the nation in per capita case increases between Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 and ranked second this week, according to a Post analysis. Before Oct. 13, the county near the Nebraska border had been spared virus-related deaths.

Now, there are clusters of cases at the nursing home, where 55 of 70 staff members tested positive for the virus, as well as at a correctional facility and a bank. City offices are closed to the public, municipal court is postponed and multiple businesses have temporarily shut their doors. The funeral home has posted a wave of obituaries for people who lived at the Andbe Home: a stained glass artist with pieces displayed around town, a onetime staffer turned resident, a skilled home cook known especially for “fried chicken with all the fixins.”

Like many parts of rural America, the county of about 5,000 had resisted masks and other measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The city police department was cheered in June after announcing it would not enforce a mask mandate imposed by Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat.

“For months, many have mistakenly shared the idea that this virus would never reach our rural and lower-population communities,” the governor said during a news conference last week. “Now, it is worse in those towns and counties than it is in our cities.”

She called the deaths at the Andbe Home “a stark reminder” of the threat posed by the virus.

Medicare inspection reports suggest resistance to masks at the nursing home, a sprawling, single-story facility that was rated as

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Shanghai’s Zeng faces fitness race after finger injury

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Veteran goalkeeper Zeng Cheng faces a race against time to be ready for Shanghai Shenhua’s opening fixture in the rescheduled 2020 Asian Champions League group phase next month after breaking the little finger on his right hand.

The 33-year-old, who joined Shenhua on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande ahead of the current season, is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after damaging his finger, according to a Shenhua club official.

That means Zeng, who won the Asian title with Guangzhou in 2013 and 2015, is a doubt for his club’s opening fixture of the competition in Doha against Australian side Perth Glory on Nov. 18.

Zeng is one of the most successful players in the history of Chinese football, having won the Chinese Super League title with Guangzhou on six occasions between 2012 and 2019. He has also represented China 42 times.

The group phase of the Asian Champions League featuring clubs from the east of the continent was due to be held from February until May but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is now being played in the Qatari capital from Nov. 18 until Dec. 13 with the final, against already-qualified Persepolis of Iran, also in Doha on Dec. 19.

Reporting by Michael Church, Editing by Clare Fallon

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U.S. Faces Half a Million COVID-19 Deaths by End-February, Study Finds | Top News

LONDON (Reuters) – More than a half million people in the United States could die from COVID-19 by the end of February, but around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody were to wear masks, according to estimates from a modelling study on Friday.

The estimates by researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that with few effective COVID-19 treatment options and no vaccines yet available, the United States faces “a continued COVID-19 public health challenge through the winter.”

“We are heading into a very substantial fall/winter surge,” said IHME Director Chris Murray, who co-led the research.

He said the projections, as well as currently rising infection rates and deaths, showed there is no basis to “the idea that the pandemic is going away,” adding: “We do not believe that is true.”

President Donald Trump said in Thursday’s election debate of the pandemic: “It’s going away.”

The Friday update was the first time the IHME has projected deaths beyond Feb. 1. Its current forecast on its website is for 386,000 deaths as of Feb 1.

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 221,000 Americans so far, has become the top issue for him and Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election. Polls have shown that Americans trust Biden more than Trump to handle the crisis.

The IHME study forecast that large, populous states such as California, Texas and Florida will likely face particularly high levels of illness, deaths and demands on hospital resources.

“We expect the surge to steadily grow across different states and at the national level, and to continue to increase as we head towards high levels of daily deaths in late December and in January,” Murray said.

The modelling study, which mapped out various scenarios and their projected impact on the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, found that universal mask-wearing could have a major impact on death rates, potentially saving 130,000 lives.

Current mask use in the United States varies widely. While some states, like New York, set strict rules on when to wear masks, others have no requirements. The issue has become political, in which some supporters have taken their cues from Trump, who is often seen without a mask and has repeatedly questioned their usefulness.

“Expanding mask use is one of the easy wins for the United States … and can save many lives,” Murray said.

He added that, just as parts of Europe and some local U.S. areas of high transmission are doing now, many U.S. states would need to re-introduce social distancing measures to curb the winter surge.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland, additional reporting by Caroline Humer, editing by Steve Orlofsky and Cynthia Osterman)

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US faces major hurdles for COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Vaccine advisory committee

Any coronavirus vaccine that could be authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces several additional hurdles after completing the final stage of clinical trials.

That was the theme of key issues addressed today by the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee — which includes a group of health and science experts who advise the regulatory agency on the best way to approach the path forward for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Among the more immediate hurdles, the path to receive an emergency use authorization remains somewhat murky for the pharmaceutical industry, as the agency has not nailed down specifics for things such as labeling and what qualifies as sufficient monitoring of individuals who have enrolled in clinical trials.

Trial kits for Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study are seen at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Trial kits for Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study are seen at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

In separate letters to the committee, Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Janssen and trade group BIO all asked for more clarity on the follow-up period for participants following the final dose of the vaccine.

J&J wrote that the current guidelines ask for 50% of the trial population to be monitored for two months following the final dosing. With J&J enrolling 60,000 participants, and other competitors only enrolling 30,000, that provides an uneven playing field.

“Specifying a minimum required follow-up in terms of subjects and months … would ensure consistency across all studies,” the company wrote.

Another concern is what happens to trial participants — especially in a placebo group — after an emergency use authorization is awarded. The FDA’s guidelines require that the placebo group is maintained so that collection of data for safety and efficacy continues on through until the vaccine can be fully approved — especially since the vaccine would still be considered “investigational” at the point.

Pfizer had said it anticipates offering the vaccine to the placebo participants once it receives an emergency use authorization (EUA) — which is an ethical obligation, according to BIO.

“Additional discussion is needed to determine how placebo-controlled trials can be maintained after an EUA is granted. As an industry, we have an ethical obligation to make our trial participants aware that a vaccine may be available,” wrote BIO’s senior director of infectious disease policy Gregory Frank.

FDA’s deputy director of vaccines, Doran Fink, said the trial has to remain blinded because that isn’t a step that can be walked back and it could jeopardize the integrity of the massive trials.

When asked what can be done to ensure that participants don’t simply then drop out of the trial or choose to take the vaccine, Fink said the FDA had no idea and is asking the companies to figure it out and describe their plan in any emergency use authorization filings.

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What happens after an EUA is also of concern, as the distribution process for two frontrunners — Moderna (MRNA) and Pfizer — requires extra cold temperatures. While Moderna has

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Ireland In Second Lockdown As Germany Faces Record Virus Surge

Businesses closed across Ireland on Thursday for a second national coronavirus lockdown, as record infection surges in Germany and Italy helped to spread gloom across the continent.

Most European governments have been reluctant to reimpose national stay-at-home orders, after previous restrictions led to deep recessions and widespread bitterness.

Ireland's five million people have been ordered to stay at home for six weeks, with non-essential businesses told to shut up shop, among other rules Ireland’s five million people have been ordered to stay at home for six weeks, with non-essential businesses told to shut up shop, among other rules Photo: AFP / Paul Faith

But Ireland’s five million people have been ordered to stay at home for six weeks, with non-essential businesses told to shut up shop, among other rules.

“It’s devastating to see us locked down again… during our busiest line-up for the Christmas period,” Dublin antique jeweller John Farrington told AFP this week.

German diners have been finding novel ways to socialise in a time of severe restrictions German diners have been finding novel ways to socialise in a time of severe restrictions Photo: AFP / STEFANIE LOOS

Germany and Italy are both facing record surges, registering their highest one-day tallies since the pandemic began.

While German health experts said it was still possible to combat the outbreak by observing recently-toughened rules on distancing and gatherings, Italy ordered curfews in regions that cover the capital Rome and business hub Milan.

As Europe suffers, China — where the virus first emerged at the end of last year — continues to make strides back to normality, announcing it would allow 10,000 fans to watch the final of its Super League football competition.

Essential workers, members of the clergy, parents and activists participate in a 'die-in' and memorial service to honor those who have died of Covid-19 in Los Angeles Essential workers, members of the clergy, parents and activists participate in a ‘die-in’ and memorial service to honor those who have died of Covid-19 in Los Angeles Photo: AFP / Frederic J. BROWN

“It’d be that kind of ceiling because it’s a big game for sure,” Chinese Football Association secretary-general Liu Yi told AFP.

The virus has killed more than 1.1 million people and prompted a catastrophic economic downturn — the International Monetary Fund predicting a 4.4 percent drop in global output for 2020.

Graphic highlighting the countries with the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past week. Graphic highlighting the countries with the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past week. Photo: AFP / John SAEKI

In the City of Love, masks and curfews have put a damper on romance, as dating and flirting gives way to a fear of contamination. In the City of Love, masks and curfews have put a damper on romance, as dating and flirting gives way to a fear of contamination. Photo: AFPTV / Guillaume BONNET

Germany, along with most European countries, has already banned large gatherings and made face masks compulsory in certain areas.

“The overall situation has become very serious,” said Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre, adding that it was still possible to bring the virus under control through “systematic compliance with restrictive measures”.

In a symbol of Germany’s woes, Health Minister Jens Spahn — widely praised for his calm stewardship during the pandemic — tested positive and went into home isolation.

In Israel, people were enjoying their freedom after the government raised the second lockdown In Israel, people were enjoying their freedom after the government raised the second lockdown Photo: AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA

In Belgium, which has one of the worst records of virus infections per person, Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes is being

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Former Blue Bell Creameries CEO faces charges in connection with alleged listeria contamination coverup

A Texas grand jury charged Paul Kruse, Blue Bell Creameries’ former CEO and president, was charged with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with an alleged cover-up of the company’s 2015 listeria outbreak, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.



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Kruse, who served as the company’s CEO and president from 2004 to 2017, was charged with seven counts of wire fraud and conspiracy for an alleged scheme to cover up what the company knew about the listeria contamination in Blue Bell products, according to the Department of Justice.

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“We firmly believe the charges will be dismissed because they are untimely,” said Chris Flood, who represents Kruse. “We look forward to a jury hearing what really happened in 2015 and Blue Bell’s response to the unfortunate events.”

Blue Bell said it would be inappropriate for the company to comment on Kruse’s legal situation since he is no longer with the company.

According to the indictment, Kruse allegedly directed employees to remove potentially contaminated products from store freezers without notifying retailers or consumers of the real reason. Kruse instructed employees to tell customers who asked about the removed items that there was an “unspecified issue with a manufacturing machine,” the indictment alleges.

Blue Bell did not issue an immediate recall of the products nor did the company inform customers about the listeria contamination, according to the indictment.

“US consumers rely on food producers and suppliers to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply.The charges announced today show that if an individual violates food safety rules or conceals relevant information, we will seek to hold them accountable,” said Judy McMeekin, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs at the Food and Drug Administration, in a news release.”We will continue to investigate and bring to justice those who jeopardize public health.”

The ice cream was linked to 10 listeria cases in four states and resulted in three deaths in Kansas. In May, the company pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for distributing adulterated food products and agreed to pay $19.3 million in fines for shipping contaminated ice cream during the 2015 listeria outbreak. The company shut down all its plants in 2015 cleanings and updates, according to the news release.

Listeriosis is a potentially fatal infection caused by the germ listeria, which is found in soil, water, raw milk and some animals like poultry and cattle. Unlike many other germs, it can grow in the cold temperature of a refrigerator or in a food processing plant.

– Shannon Liao contributed to this report

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New Kent children’s hospital faces $127M lawsuit; 20 former patients accuse doctors, staff of sexual, physical assault

Cumberland Children’s Hospital in New Kent faces a $127 million lawsuit after 20 former patients and their families came forward alleging years of sexual and physical abuse.

The personal injury law firm, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, filed the nine-count lawsuit in Richmond’s Circuit Court on Tuesday.

The hospital is a residential treatment center for people between the ages of 2 and 22 with medical and behavioral diagnoses including brain injury, chronic illness and neurobehavioral issues.

The suit accuses the hospital, Hospital Director Daniel Davidow and Hospital Psychotherapist Herschel Harden of assault and battery, negligence, false imprisonment, fraud and reckless disregard as well as violations against state-mandated child protection rights.

As a result, the firm is seeking $127 million in compensation and punitive damages for bodily injuries resulting in physical pain, disfigurement and mental anguish as well as any future lost earnings and medical expenses.

“These defendants can never undo the harm they’ve caused to our clients, but this lawsuit seeks accountability and financial recovery that we hope will, in some way, make up for what they’ve suffered,” Attorney Kevin Biniazan said.

According to the 69-page complaint, the 20 former Cumberland Children’s Hospital patients experienced sexual abuse and physical abuse from both physicians, staff and other residents.

Among the abuses, the civil lawsuit states:

12 of the 20 alleged victims reported non-consensual and unwanted touching.

Davidow placed his hands beneath the undergarments of female patients 12 years and older and sexually abused them by intentionally touching their intimate parts.

Employees and fellow patients physically assaulted other residents resulting in long-term physical and mental pain resulting in PTSD, depression, sleep disorders and bodily injuries.

Roommates and other patients sexually abused younger, weaker plaintiffs after hours, entering the alleged victims’ rooms without intervention from staff. When they called for help, the staff did not respond.

Allegations of an employee scalding a patient with hot water and locking patients in rooms without access to bathrooms.

Additionally, the lawsuit accuses Cumberland Children’s Hospital and its owner, Universal Health Services, the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the nation which operates nine other facilities in Virginia and 349 centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom, of fraud.

According to the complaint, United Health Services committed fraud by keeping patients at the hospital beyond the time necessary for treatment in order to maximize revenue; ignored reports from patients, families and employees of the ongoing abuse; and misled parents in order to keep children in its custody.

The suit also states that the hospital maintained inadequate staffing in order to reduce costs and maximize profits.

“As a general rule, we believe that the safety and protection of children should never take a backseat to corporate profits,” Biniazan said. “We’ll be able to show in the case of Universal Health Services and Cumberland Hospital that they put the wrong priorities first.”

According to a statement released by Briet Cantor, in 2019, Universal Health Services made $11.3 billion in revenue and more

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Researchers debunk theory about couples’ faces becoming more similar over time

Maybe opposites attract, but an infamous 20th-century study posited that partners grow to look more similar to one other over time.

However, new research has refuted the concept, debunking the theory laid out by the distinguished psychologist Robert Zajonc in the ’80s.

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Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (John Shearer/Getty Images)

Published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, Stanford Ph.D. candidate Pin Pin Tea-makorn and Stanford associate professor Michal Kosinski presented findings disproving that couples tend to morph to look like each other. The study, titled “Spouses’ faces are similar but do not become more similar with time,” argues that people are attracted to mates who look similar to themselves, but time together does not exacerbate these similarities.

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Tea-makorn and Kosinski re-examined the theory, established by the late social psychologist Zajonc during a 1987 study conducted at the University of Michigan called “Convergence in the physical appearance of spouses.” For his study, Zajonc had volunteers rank photos of a dozen couples — an extremely small sample size — and deducted that their faces became more similar over the course of their marriages as a result of their shared environment, emotions and activities, The Guardian reported.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend the 2019 Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend the 2019 Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

“Although plausible,” Tea-makorn and Kosinski cede in their abstract, their re-examination of Zajonc’s theory found it did not hold up. By comparing photos of 517 couples at the beginning of their marriages and photos of them 20 to 69 years later, they found their faces “do not converge over time.”

The study authors did find, however, that couples often look more similar to each other as a result of people seeking mates who look and act like themselves.

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“Romantic partners tend to be similar in a wide range of characteristics,” the authors wrote. “Long-term romantic partners have been shown to be similar in terms of height, weight, health, diet, age, physical attractiveness, education, ability, intelligence, psychological well-being, personality, attitudes, values, religion, social class, ethnicity, lifestyle and many other traits.”

Next, the researchers plan to find out if claims are true that a person’s name can be predicated from their face alone. “We’re skeptical,” Kosinski told the Guardian.

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