Celebrities With Herpes: Jessica Alba & Derek Jeter?

Celebrities With Herpes: Jessica Alba & Derek Jeter? A nasty rumor spread like wildfire late in 2007: “Jessica Alba is chasing the Valtrex dragon and it was Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter who gave it to her,” Hollywood gossip mags murmured.

According to the paparazzi press, the ‘Fantastic Four’ star and sex symbol — voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2007 and the number one on AskMen.com’s list of ‘99 Most Desirable Women’ the year before — had contracted the sexually transmitted disease from the baseball star she had dated previously.

According to the website L.A. Rag Mag, the source of the story was Jessica’s assistant at the time, who claims she had to replenish the pop star’s prescription for Valtrex, an antiviral for herpes, on a regular basis.

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Is Atrial Fibrillation Dangerous? Symptoms, Prevention, & Barry Manilow’s Heart

Barry Manilow has written many songs about young lovers, star-crossed or not, with butterflies in their stomachs and hearts a-flutter. When they first meet, they swoon, and their hearts skip a beat. Listening to these songs and remembering your own loves, so does yours.

But when the famous pop music singer-songwriter’s own heart skipped a beat in 1996, it wasn’t a laughing matter.

After all, although Manilow, then 54, still showed no signs of slowing down and continued to sell millions of albums and perform in hundreds of concerts every year, he was beyond the prime of his life. He was at the age when most people begin to feel the aches and pains of diseases that are bound to develop from the wear and tear of daily life.

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