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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is ENGAGED to US boyfriend Shaman Durek

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, 50, announces she is ENGAGED to her American spiritual guru boyfriend Shaman Durek – whose devotees include Gwyneth Paltrow – three yeas after suicide of ex-husband Ari Behn

  • The 50-year-old mother-of-three royal is fourth in line to the Norwegian throne
  • Durek Verrett, 47, is a Los Angeles-based ‘spiritual guide and gifted healer’
  • In a statement issued by the royal household, Harald and his wife Queen Sonja announced the engagement and said they ‘wish them all the best for the future.’ 

Princess Martha Louise, the daughter of Norway’s King Harald, is engaged to her American boyfriend Durek Verrett, the palace said Tuesday.

The 50-year-old princess, who is fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, has been together with Durek, 47, a Los Angeles-based ‘spiritual guide and gifted healer’ whose celebrity following includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Nina Dobrev and James Van Der Beek, since 2019.

In a statement issued by the royal household, Harald and his wife Queen Sonja announced the engagement and said they ‘wish them all the best for the future.’

Martha Louise shared her official engagement photo on her Instagram account – in which she showcased a dazzling emerald ring.

The princess was previously married to Ari Behn, who she wed in 2002 and had three children together Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12. They split in 2016, and Ari took his own life on Christmas Day in 2019. 

Princess Martha Louise, the daughter of Norway’s King Harald, is engaged to her American boyfriend Durek Verrett, the palace said Tuesday. Pictured, their engagement photo

In March, Martha Louise shared the first snap of her three children alongside her partner Shaman Durek (pictured)

In March, Martha Louise shared the first snap of her three children alongside her partner Shaman Durek (pictured)

The princess was previously married to Ari Behn (pictured together in 2015), who she wed in 2002 and had three children together Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12. They split in 2016, and Ari took his own life on Christmas Day in 2019

The princess was previously married to Ari Behn (pictured together in 2015), who she wed in 2002 and had three children together Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12. They split in 2016, and Ari took his own life on Christmas Day in 2019

Dressed in a vibrant patterned sleeveless dress, Martha Louise could be seen standing next to her partner, who wore a smart suit with lace cut-out detailing.

According to Norwegian media, the princess, whose older brother, Crown Prince Haakon, is the heir to the throne, plans to relocate to California with her girls.

Writing on Instagram, Martha Louise said: ‘I am so happy to announce that I am engaged to Shaman Durek.

‘The one who makes my heart skip, the one who sees me and acknowledges me from my highest potential, who makes me laugh and who I can be vulnerable with. 

‘Love transcends and makes us grow. And I am so happy to continue to grow with this beautiful man.

‘Thank you to all my friends and family who have stood steadfast by our side and special thanks to @hegecfossum and @stargatemusic for your generosity and making our day truly special.’

The princess and her American spiritual guru boyfriend pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow

The princess and her American spiritual guru boyfriend pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow

Alongside her royal duties, the princess has written books in which she claimed having contacts with angels.

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