‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author weds
“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert celebrated her partnership with ailing writer and musician Rayya Elias in a “ceremony of love” on Tuesday, she announced on Instagram. Gilbert posted a photograph of her and Elias holding flowers and gazing lovingly at each other.
Gilbert announced last summer that she was divorcing Brazilian businessman José Nunes, who was called “Felipe” in the love section of her bestselling 2006 memoir “Eat, Pray, Love.” In September, she publicly announced that she and Elias, who had been best friends, were in a romantic relationship.
She said the relationship changed after Elias was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and liver.
“More difficult days are to come,” Gilbert wrote on her Tuesday Instagram post. “It doesn’t get easier from here. Her illness is grave. But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together. After that, it all gets turned over to God.”