Faith

Family, friends cling to faith as search continues for missing St. Petersburg mother and daughter

The Saint Petersburg Police Department is asking for the community’s help to find a missing mother and her college-age daughter. Family of the pair have not heard from the women for days, and they’re concerned.

On Sunday, family and friends searched for hours across Pinellas County looking for clues as to where the women might be. 

It’s now been four days since anyone has seen or heard from this mother and daughter pair from St. Petersburg. With each day that passes the worry only grows. 

“If Alexis or her mom would go anywhere, they would take their phones with them. If they were to go on trips or anything there would always be posts on Alexis‘s Instagram. She was always excited about traveling so for them to just disappear is not like them at all,” said Desiree Cook, Alexis’s

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Paloma Faith feels her parenting style is misunderstood

Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)
Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)

Paloma Faith says her comments about raising her daughter without gender were misunderstood – and she was simply trying to protect her privacy.

The Upside Down singer – who became a mother in 2016 – said in 2018 “I don’t differentiate gender because I don’t believe you should to a young child.”

Faith, 38, has now told the Radio Times: “I was misunderstood – the media reported that I wasn’t dictating gender stereotypes.

“True, I don’t encourage gender rigidity with toys, but really, I was traumatised by the birth and protective of our privacy.

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Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)
Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)

“I wanted her to develop into herself before the world decided who she was. I felt like a lioness. She makes me look at the

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