Wonderwall.com is taking inventory of the biggest celeb romance news of the week, starting with one story that we'll start to watch unfold next Monday when "The Bachelorette" Season 14 premieres. This time, it worked! After a rocky road to romance, new "Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin is getting her happily ever after! Becca, who infamously got dumped on-camera by her fiance — "The Bachelor" Season 22 star Arie Luyendyk Jr. — has found love on her season of the ABC franchise. On May 22, host Chris Harrison confirmed on Instagram that Becca is "happily engaged" while Becca talked to People magazine ahead of her season's May 28 premiere. "I feel like I finally found my missing puzzle piece. I just can't wipe the smile off my face!" she said. Keep reading for even more romance updates — including one about Becca's ex, Arie!
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On the heels of Becca Kufrin announcing that she found love as the star of "The Bachelorette," her "The Bachelor" ex, Arie Luyendyk Jr., made a big announcement of his own: He has set a wedding date with the lady he left her for! Arie and Lauren Burnham appeared on "The View" on May 23 where they revealed that they will be getting married in Hawaii on Jan. 12, 2019. The couple has chosen not to televise their wedding, instead opting to keep it to "a close group of friends." Considering the reception Arie received after his season ended, that's probably a wise choice!
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News broke this week that pop star Avril Lavigne has a new beau — and he's a billionaire! Avril is reportedly dating Phillip Sarofim, the son of Texas billionaire Fayez Sarofim. According to a report from E! News, the two have been seeing each other for two to three months and met through friends at a dinner party. In late April, they were photographed together in Los Angeles, where they spend time when not in Phillip's native Texas. Phillip reportedly has been married before, like Avril, who was wed to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley from 2006 until 2010 and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger from 2013 to 2015. She was last linked to music producer J.R. Rotem in 2017.
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Though their romance first made headlines late last year, Shailene Woodley and her boyfriend, professional rugby player Ben Volavola, waited until May 23 to make things red carpet official: The couple posed for photos together at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, "Adrift." Shailene reportedly met the Union Bordeaux Bègles fullback, who hails from Australia, during the film's 2017 shoot in Fiji.
We'd be remiss if we didn't include a little understated wedding that happened to take place this week — the royal wedding! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — wed at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 with an estimated billion people tuning in to watch. From Meghan's Givenchy gown to Harry's now iconic "you look amazing" message to her at the altar, it was one of the most romantic weddings we'll see in a while. But the part of the festivities we didn't get to see? Their private evening reception, which reportedly included a first dance to Whitney Houston's '80s jam "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," a DJ set from Idris Elba and George Clooney briefly playing bartender. Too cute!
It's about time! Hugh Grant is finally set to walk down the aisle for the very first time — at age 57. The actor will be marrying longtime girlfriend Anna Eberstein, a Swedish TV producer, in late May. The news was revealed when multiple outlets reported that their marriage banns had been published at the Kensington and Chelsea register office near their West London home. The two have been together for six years and share three children together. Hugh also has two kids with former love Tinglan Hong and famously dated Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years.
An "Americal Idol" romance! The two finalists on the rebooted reality competition show ended up finding love backstage! Winner Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Hutchinson revealed during the May 21 finale that they were actually a couple and that they'd kept it a secret during the season. Caleb opened up to Us Weekly after coming in second, sharing, "Watching Maddie win was the coolest thing ever, really. Before she was my girlfriend and all that, she really has been my best friend since we met. Through this whole thing, me and her haven't really been apart, and I'm there for her whenever she's worried about anything and she's there for me. It's been great." As far as how long the two have been an item, Caleb adorably responded, "If you ask me, it was Jan. 21, which was the first day I laid eyes on her." Aw!
Are Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield back on? That's how it looked to some patrons at New York City's Dell'anima restaurant on May 22, Page Six reported, as the exes — who split in 2015 after nearly four years of on-and-off dating — enjoyed a meal together. "They were talking and sitting very close. They were laughing and smiling. They both seemed happy," a source told Page Six, adding that he two were "looking very much like a couple." But not so fast… The New York Post's gossip column hedged its bets in its report, writing, "The pair, who we hear are just friends, have been on good terms since their breakup and regularly compliment each other publicly."
Tori Kelly is a married lady! The singer tied the knot with her basketball player beau, Andre Murillo, the weekend of May 19. The pair started dating back in 2016, with an engagement following in September 2017. Tori broke the news on Instagram on May 20, sharing a sweet photo of them alongside a sweeter quote by Tim Keller that read, "To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known & not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known & truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God." Congrats, guys!
One of the most awkward parts of breaking up after being engaged? Figuring out who gets the ring. In the wake of John Cena's split from Nikki Bella, the wrestler reportedly refused to accept the ring when Nikki attempted to send it back. A source close to the couple told Us Weekly, "John is hoping they will get back together, which was the main reason why he refused it. Even if they don't get back together, John wanted Nikki to keep it as a reminder of their love." And not only will Nikki still have a ring to remind her of John — she'll have a wedding dress too! The "Total Bellas" star told Life & Style magazine of keeping her dress, "I keep it because, honestly, I think that John and I will probably end up together. He is my best friend and I love him." Sounds like it might only be a matter of time before these two lovebirds are back on again.
After ex Mac Miller was arrested and charged with DUI in May, Ariana Grande started getting hate from fans — and the pop star was not having it! Ariana sounded off about her "toxic" relationship with the rapper, shedding light on the reason they split earlier this year by posting an image with the text, "How absurd you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderella is ab me). I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his s— together is a very major problem. Let's please stop doing that. Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well." Her lengthy comments came as a response to tweets accusing her of being cold-hearted because she dumped him after her wrote songs about her. But don't feel too bad for Ariana, because she's got no tears left to cry and is doing just fine now…
Ariana Grande is moving on from her toxic relationship with Mac Miller with "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson! Reports surfaced this week revealing that the two just started seeing each other, with a source telling Us Weekly that "it's casual." The proof seems to be in the pudding — Ariana was spotted hanging out with Pete and his mom at an "SNL" afterparty in New York City on May 12, and People magazine reported that Pete was backstage with Ariana at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20. This new romance comes on the heels of Ariana's split from rapper Mac Miller in April. Pete also recently split from his longtime love, comedy star Larry David's daughter Cazzie David.
Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly are calling it quits. The couple, who were married for almost six years, announced their divorce this week — just three months after welcoming their third child together. But despite the sad news, it looks like the couple are as amicable as can be. TMZ caught them out with their kids days after Lisa filed, joking around about "conscious uncoupling" and looking like perfect co-parents.
It looks like Amber Heard has a new man in her life — Heidi Klum's ex! Rumors are swirling that Amber, who most recently romanced tech mogul Elon Musk, is now dating art curator and dealer Vito Schnabel. The duo were spotted kissing over breakfast in New York City this week and were first spotted together right before Amber headed to France for the Cannes Film Festival. This pairing finds Vito with someone much closer to his age: Amber is 32 to his 31 while Heidi is turning 45 next month.
Don't feel bad for Heidi Klum! Though ex Vito Schnabel has moved on to Amber Heard, Heidi has forged a new romance too! The model and her boyfriend of a few months, Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz, made their red carpet debut during the Cannes Film Festival on May 17.
It's the news Bachelor Nation has been waiting to hear — Ashley Iaconetti finally has a boyfriend! And she doesn't just have ANY boyfriend — she finally nabbed Jared Haibon! Yep, it's true, the man she pined for way back in 2015 on "Bachelor in Paradise" is now her official boyfriend. The reality stars shared an adorable 44-minute video with People magazine entitled "The Story of Us," which chronicles their romance so far — and it sounds just like a fairy tale! "He's written me other letters and filled my apartment with flowers. He tells me every day that he's the luckiest man alive," Ashley says in the video, while Jared notes, "I'm living proof that you should listen to your gut, and that it's not too late. The person I wanted to be with most was right in front of my eyes." Let's hope this one lasts!
This one isn't a shocker. After a lot of back and forth, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley have decided to call it quits again! A friend of the couple told Us Weekly that the pair are "done… for now." This comes after their initial split — which was filled with drama that included a public fight on Instagram — at the end of April and then a subsequent reunion in mid-May. The two welcomed their first child, daughter Ariana, in April, so here's hoping that they work things out again.
Love is in the air again for Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer! At least that's what it looks like. The two seem to have reconciled recently, if their social media posts are any indication. Dakota took to Instagram on May 21 to praise Bristol for passing her real estate exam, professing his love for her in the caption, while Bristol shared a sweet photo alongside Dakota and her son from a previous relationship, Tripp, the previous week. The sweet snaps paint a very different picture than what the world saw earlier this year back when Dakota filed for divorce in February. We'll be keeping an eye on these two!
Nick Jonas is certainly making moves! The former boybander was spotted out to dinner with singer Bebe Rexha on May 21 but the two tried to keep their date under wraps! The musicians left West Hollywood hotspot Craig's separately to avoid being photographed together, which makes fans even more suspicious. Adding to the intrigue? That same day, Nick was caught sliding into Jenna Dewan's Instagram comments, commenting on a photo of the newly single star in her Billboard Music Awards dress.
It's a match made in reality TV heaven! It looks like "Vanderpump Rules" star Scheana Shay really is dating "The Bachelorette" castoff Robby Hayes following months of speculation. The two were spotted on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii, this week, right on the heels of Scheana claiming on the "Vanderpump Rules" finale that she'd be remaining single all year. Though the two seemed to be happy frolicking on the beach together, they certainly have their fair share of reality TV baggage. Scheana recently split from beau Rob Parks-Valetta, despite declaring her undying love for him throughout the past season of the Bravo show. Prior to that, the series chronicled her relationship, marriage and subsequent divorce from Mike Shay. Robby, whom we first met during JoJo Fletcher's season of "The Bachelorette," came in second place then went on to compete on Season 4 of "Bachelor in Paradise," only to experience a tumultuous failed relationship with Amanda Stanton that recently made headlines after he broadcast her personal messages on social media.
We're getting more information on how the unlikely romance between NFL star Aaron Rodgers and race-car driver Danica Patrick started! Danica revealed on Sirius's "The Jenny McCarthy Show" that they first connected way back in 2012 when Danica met him at the ESPYs and asked for his email address. They kept in touch but went years without talking — and both obviously dated other people. One cute detail she shared with Jenny? The two had code names for each other! "We referred to each other as Chicago and Green Bay," Danica admitted, sharing that it wasn't until recently that they made the switch from email to phone numbers. They confirmed their couple status in January.
Speaking of Aaron Rodgers… ex-girlfriend Olivia Munn recently spoke out about their failed relationship. The actress talked to Andy Cohen on "Andy Cohen Live" about the Rodgers family's infamous drama. Though Olivia was often blamed for the rift between Aaron and his kin, she set the record straight. "He hadn't spoken to the parents and one brother for like eight months before we started dating," Olivia shared. She claimed she actually tried to get him to reconcile with his parents, telling Andy, "I just think it's really important to try to mend things in a family and I encouraged that." For her part, Olivia had never previously talked about her ex's family, but ultimately believes that all sides are to blame. "I don't think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it's not okay when you try to stand on someone's shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what they did for him," Olivia stated. The two broke up in 2017 after dating for three years.
Jana Kramer and her husband, former NFL star Michael Caussin, recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary — which ordinarily wouldn't be a monumental milestone. But for these two, who dealt with a major scandal in September 2016 after it was revealed Michael cheated on her with multiple women, it's a big deal. Michael's infidelity was made public just seven months after the couple welcomed daughter Jolie, with many assuming they were over. Instead of calling it quits, Jana and Michael decided to fight for their marriage. Michael went to rehab for his sex addiction and the duo renewed their vows over the holidays in 2017. Fortunately, nowadays, it seems like smooth sailing, with Jana posting photos of their 2015 wedding on Instagram with the caption, "For better or for worse…. I love you babe…. Happy 3 years ;)."
They're on, they're off, they're… back on again! Katy Perry made a pretty major confession during the "American Idol" finale on May 21, which only served as further confirmation that she and Orlando Bloom are officially seriously dating again. While talking to "The Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin, Katy said, "I'm not single but I still like you" — which most people are interpreting to mean that she and Orlando are the real deal this time around. It's not a huge shock, considering the two have been spotted together a lot in 2018, including during a trip to the Vatican (seen here). They just can't seem to quit each other!
Ashley Greene is in no rush to get to the altar! The former "Twilight" vampire is engaged to Paul Khoury, who popped the question back in December 2016 after three years of dating. But for those wondering why it's taking so long for the duo to make things official, Ashley says fear not! She opened up to Us Weekly this week about their decision, explaining, "Paul and I decided going into this engagement, it's been a bit longer of an engagement by choice, because we really wanted to be able to look back and have enjoyed this process. A lot of people, I think, rushed a wedding and they really don't enjoy their engagement stage and I think that's something that I was really excited about." Alice Cullen has a point!
Standing by her baby daddy? Though Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel haven't been a romantic item in quite some time, Kathryn addressed recently sexual assault accusations lodged against her "Southern Charm" co-star and ex in May by two different women. When Andy Cohen asked Kathryn about the scandal during "Watch What Happens Live," the redhead responded, "I'm waiting until the investigation is complete before I comment on anything. Right now, my kids are my main focus." Kathryn shares daughter Kensie and son Saint with Thomas.
Blocking out the haters! Sarah Paulson is still happily dating Holland Taylor, and she doesn't care if people think their 32-year age gap is odd. Sarah told Modern Luxury magazine, "If someone wants to spend any time thinking I'm strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that's their problem. I'm doing just fine." The adorable couple have been together for three years now after catching up on Twitter. Prior to that, they had met at a dinner party in the '00s.
Are Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan going to be the next Justin and Britney? The pop stars were recently spotted cuddling and making out at a restaurant in Los Angeles, not caring if onlookers saw, sparking more speculation that they truly are an item. Prior to this PDA-fest, Hailee and Niall had been spotted together several times since January 2018, including at a performance of "Hamilton," at a Backstreet Boys concert and on vacation in the Bahamas. Sounds like a fun relationship to us!
Amy Smart's husband, HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse, was recently accused of sexual misconduct by a former co-worker, and the actress is standing by her man. Amy recently spoke to Us Weekly about the accusations, sharing that while she's supportive of the Me Too movement, she also thinks it's important to realize some stories may not be 100 percent true. "People can say a lot. And I just felt ready, like I needed to speak up for my husband because I just think there was a lot of not truth that was put out there," Amy explained. The accusations against Carter arose in December 2017. This isn't the first time Amy's been vocal about her husband's innocence. She also sounded off on Instagram when the news broke, saying the relationship between Carter and his accuser, which took place four years before Amy married him, was consensual at the time.