A beaming Princess Martha Louise of Norway supported boyfriend Shaman Durek in LA on Tuesday as he celebrated the release of his new self-help book, Spirit Hacking.
The couple were joined by star-studded guests including Gerard Butler and Bonnie Wright at the lavish Venice Beach party where guests were treated to copies of the book that has been endorsed by close friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
The actress took to Instagram to shout out her ‘bro’, and urged her followers to buy the book, calling it,’ thought-provoking, iconoclastic and powerful.’
‘My sweet friend [Durek] has a book out. If you feel like you need tools to connect to your power PICK IT UP. It’s thought provoking, iconoclastic and powerful. I’m proud of you my bro,’ Paltrow said.
The sixth-generation shaman, 44, and the Princess, 48, confirmed their relationship on Instagram in May – two years after the royal divorced her husband, Ari Behn.
Speaking to DailyMailTV at the event, the Norwegian royal gushed about how ‘proud’ she was of her beau.
Celebration: Princess Martha Louise of Norway (far right) and boyfriend Shaman Durek (second from right) were joined by actor Gerard Butler (second from left) at the release of the spiritual guru’s new book
The Norwegian Princess, 48, confirmed her relationship with the sixth-generation shaman, 44, earlier this year on Instagram after divorcing husband, author Ari Behn in 2017
The self-help book, Spirit Hacking, has been endorsed by close friend Gwyneth Paltrow who described it as ‘thought-provoking, iconoclastic and powerful’ in an Instagram post
‘I am so proud of Shaman Durek and all the work he’s doing,’ she told DailyMail.com.
‘His wonderful book is out now. It’s amazing what’s coming through in the book and how he’s inspiring everyone. I find that every page there’s something new to ponder upon, like a surprise or an in-depth new door opening. I see how it can inspire us to open up to our own powers.’
The Princess, who is no stranger to writing books, having written seven, added that she has broken away from her royal life and has been inspired to write.
‘I have written five spiritual books. I have broken out of the way of being a royal. I started a spiritual center in 2007. I have written two children’s books,’ she added.
Shaman Durek, who published his first book in 2016, said he hopes Spirit Hacking will teach people how to feel empowered.
‘I want people to wake up, to know how powerful they are and that they can overcome their limitations. We can no longer be co-dependent. It is time to be independent and realize our full potential.’
Actor Gerard Butler cheered on his friend telling DailyMailTV: ‘He’s a smart person. Big heart. I think his book will open a lot of eyes.’
Speaking at the event, the Norwegian royal gushed about how ‘proud’ she was of her beau. Above they are pictured in an Instagram post
The mother-of-three, who is the eldest child of King Harald and Queen Sonja, recently went on a spiritual speaking tour with her new beau
Märtha Louise is known for taking a down-to-earth approach to royal life and posting refreshingly honest Instagram pictures. Pictured with her new beau, Durek
Shaman Durek, real name is Durek Verrett, and Princess Martha Louise are also in the initial stages of creating new classes for their many students.
‘We would really like to do a relationship course. We really want to open up new ways of being there for each other and holding space for each other to grow,’ Martha Louise said.
In August, the mother-of-three, who is the eldest child of King Harald and Queen Sonja, revealed she dropped her royal title for certain engagements after receiving criticism about her spiritual tour with Durek, titled: ‘The Princess and the Shaman’.
She was accused of exploiting her hereditary status for commercial gain and apologized, admitting it was a ‘mistake’.
‘The discussions are something I have taken seriously, and in collaboration with my family we have found that it is best that we make some changes.
‘We have therefore jointly come to the conclusion that I use the title princess when I represent the Royal House, do my official assignments at home and abroad, and in private contexts,’ she said in an Instagram post.
Märtha Louise and ex-husband Ari Behn, pictured together, announced their separation in September 2016 and released a statement saying they felt ‘ashamed because we can no longer create the common safe harbour for our children’
Märtha Louise and Ari have three daughters, Maud, 16, Leah, 14, and Emma, 10. Pictured with their children during a celebration in 2013
In May, the two revealed Durek has already met the royal family and he went on to describe the King and Queen as ‘lovely, wonderful, amazing’.
The couple laughed when asked if a marriage proposal was on the horizon and if they could already see their relationship going the distance.
Princess Martha shrugged the question off, but Durek went a step further and spoke of his admiration for his girlfriend and their future.
‘We’re very transparent with each other. We don’t put these ideas of the future because we know it doesn’t exist. We know that every moment exists – this moment that we have and that we share,’ he said.
‘If we stay in this open, loving place, this unconditional place, then yes, of course. But you can never tell. We just know that what we feel is real.
‘How can you not love this woman? I look at her sometimes and I just can’t stop staring at her. I stare for hours.’
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