Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in mid-November 2020, starting with this disappointing news… Is there already trouble in paradise for newly engaged "The Bachelorette" couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss? For weeks now, Deux Moi — an Instagram account dedicated to celebrity gossip — has published anonymous sightings from Bachelor Nation fans of the former professional football player getting flirty with other women while out and about in New York City. Eventually, one of those stories made their way to OK! Magazine. A spy told the tabloid that on Nov. 14, Dale was "getting affectionate" with a mystery woman described as a "model type" outside a bar in SoHo. "He was kissing one woman, but like pecks," said the spy, adding that the male model appeared to be intoxicated. In the wake of the buzz about his bad behavior, Dale and Clare have presented a united front. On Nov. 16, he took to Instagram to share a photo of them kissing in the snow, which he captioned, "I got you." The following day, the blonde beauty captioned a similar shot of them locking lips in the snow, "I knew it." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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On Nov. 13, People magazine broke the news that Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis called it quits earlier this year, ending their engagement of seven years. "It's been amicable and they've transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The children are the priority and the heart of the family's relationship," said a source of the former power couple, who share a son and a daughter. On Nov. 18, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, the actress-director and the "Saturday Night Live" alum — who were first linked in 2011 and got engaged the following year — "had issues" and "were never going to get married." Said the source, "There were arguments and fights over career decisions and where to live. Like most couples, they had disagreements. They were bicoastal but Jason loved living in New York, and Olivia, who was born in NYC, was leaning more toward Los Angeles. She was also busier than him at times, which was difficult at times. They butted heads on many occasions and decided it was best to go their separate ways."
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Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to a source, former "Dancing With the Stars" partners Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko "are still texting all the time and have been in contact about the public frenzy surrounding them" amid rumors they had an affair before the professional dancer split from wife Elena Samodanova earlier this month. The source claims the duo "had an attraction toward each other right at the beginning" and "definitely had a flirty relationship" that led to "texting a lot and hanging out outside of work." Gleb's fellow professional dancers reportedly "turned their heads" to the flirtation because "they love Gleb and also Elena." The cast was "really sensitive about the situation, but also felt like it wasn't their problem or place to get involved," said the source, adding that Chrishell, meanwhile, "isn't bothered by the attention" or "concerned about what [her ex] Justin Hartley thinks of it all." Said the insider, "[She] is super over him and has moved on and is focused on the next thing." As for the "next thing," the source claims that the "Selling Sunset" star and the dancer "are just having fun and neither of them are expecting [or] wanting their relationship to become serious."
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Meanwhile, a second Us Weekly source said that Gleb Savchenko and his estranged wife, Elena Samodanova, "had been having issues for a few months," and his relationship with former "Dancing With the Stars" partner Chrishell Stause was simply "the catalyst to bringing those issues to the forefront and over the edge." Said the source, "Gleb is a very passionate person, handsome and always gets attention, and Elena can be insecure. … It was an ongoing thing while they were together, and it especially became an issue when he was on set, on the road and getting attention from the public. … [It] took a big toll on Elena, and it was hard for her to adjust." Gleb, meanwhile, "isn't bothered by the attention and is just trying to live his best life and move forward." Added the insider, "His main focus is on his kids and trying to spend as much time with them as possible and also making time for himself. … Gleb feels secure and fully supported by the ['DWTS'] cast throughout everything. Everyone knew this was coming for a long time. So they aren't surprised and just have his back."
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly gushed about their relationship — which she described as a "once in a lifetime thing" and a connection of "mythic proportions" — during interviews with Nylon that debuted online on Nov. 17. "Loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire. The intensity of merging with him is just overwhelming, and the threat it poses is so powerful but so beautiful that you have no choice to surrender with reverence and with gratitude," the actress said of her beau. She went on to say that when they first connected on the set of "Midnight in the Switchgrass," an upcoming thriller in which they co-star, "I looked into his eyes [and] I felt the most pristine, most gentle, most pure spirit. My heart shattered immediately and I just knew that I was [in trouble]." The rapper-actor, meanwhile, said that he found in the actress "someone that can take you out of the fast lane and make sure that you're safe, because at any minute you can crash." Added Megan, "There's never an attempt to control him on my end. It's more that he looks to me to avoid his own self-destructive tendencies. And that's where I'm useful because on his own and left to his own devices, I don't know how much interest he has in caring for himself."
During an interview with Paul McCartney for Rolling Stone that debuted online on Nov. 13, Taylor Swift gave some rare insight into her relationship with longtime love Joe Alwyn, telling the legendary rocker that her song "Peace" is "rooted in [her] personal life" with the English actor. "I know you have done a really excellent job of this in your personal life: carving out a human life within a public life," she told the former Beatle. "And [you know] how scary that can be when you do fall in love and you meet someone, especially if you've met someone who has a very grounded, normal way of living. … [I] can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control if there are 20 photographers outside in the bushes and what they do and if they follow our car and if they interrupt our lives. I can't control if there's going to be a fake weird headline about us in the news tomorrow." When Paul asked if Joe can "sympathize with that and understand," Taylor responded, "Oh, absolutely." She went on to say that since they started dating, she's tried to make her "life feel more like a real life" instead of a "story line in the tabloids." Explained the chart-topper, "Whether that's deciding where to live, who to hang out with, when to not take a picture — the idea of privacy feels so strange to try to explain, but it's really just trying to find bits of normalcy. That's what that song 'Peace' is talking about. Like, would it be enough if I could never fully achieve the normalcy that we both crave?"
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 12 that, according to a source, Katie Holmes is getting "serious" and thinking long-term with her new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo Jr. "She feels so blessed to be with a centered, down-to-earth, kindhearted companion who isn't affected by the fame and puts happiness and traditional values first," said the source, adding that the chef "treats her like a total princess." Although there's reportedly "some concern" amid her friends and family regarding how quickly the relationship is progressing, "she doesn't care what people may say about rushing into the romance." Continued the insider, "In her mind, this is the real deal, they're riding a beautiful wave together and she's already decided it's got the potential to go all the way. … Ultimately, she's a grown woman who's free to make her own choices. She's got some seriously protective friends and family though, so [Emilio] better carry on treating her this well if he knows what's good for him!"
During a Nov. 11 interview with Us Weekly, Nikki Bella revealed that she and Artem Chigvintsev plan to enter couples counseling once his stint on season 29 of "Dancing With the Stars" has come to an end. "After 'Dancing,' we're going to start classes as a couple because we've realized that we both feel like we're not listening to each other," she said. "We finally both just said, like, 'We need to bring someone in to help us so we don't get [back] into that place.'" The new mom recently told her beau, "I need more attention from you." Explained the reality star, "That is something we've worked on, and that's gotten better," she continued. "Artem and I have great communication, but it's been lacking — but that's something that we've been so strong about in our relationship [in the past]."
In mid-November, the rumor mill started churning with buzz that Erika Jayne is already seeing someone new just weeks after announcing her split from her husband of two decades, Tom Girardi. One anonymous source alleged to Deux Moi — an Instagram account dedicated to celebrity gossip — that the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star "has been sleeping with" someone else "for years." Deux Moi described the mystery man as "a guy who is in the 'business' who all of you know." He's reportedly married and "is not an actor, musician or athlete." The blind item has drawn speculation that Erika is seeing a music executive or agent.
On Nov. 15, Ryan Cabrera and WWE star Alexa Bliss (real name: Lexi Kaufman) took to social media to announce that they got engaged on their first anniversary. "I am the luckiest man in the world, I'm going to marry the kindest, sweetest, funniest, most thoughtful, brilliant woman I have ever met in my life!!! The only other woman I know that has the exact same qualities as my mother who is perfect in my eyes!! The best day I've ever had in my 38 years on this planet to date …I love you always and forever Lex!!! People will always have their opinions, but LOVE will always conquer, and that's how I choose to live my life," the "On the Way Down" singer captioned a video depicting the proposal. The wrestler, meanwhile, captioned a photo of her beau of a year on bended knee, "One year ago we said hello, tonight I said YES."
E! News reported on Nov. 16 that, according to a source, Tyler Cameron has "gone on a few dates" with model Elizabeth Turner, who previously dated "New Amsterdam" and "The Blacklist" actor Ryan Eggold. "It's nothing serious," said the source. "She's definitely his type but they don't live in the same place and Tyler isn't looking for a relationship at the moment. They have hung out in both Los Angeles and New York City and had a lot of fun together. They have been texting and keeping it casual." The duo reportedly "met through a mutual friend and started chatting on Instagram." Meanwhile, the male model opened up about the current state of his relationship with Hannah Brown on the Nov. 15 episode of the "Chicks in the Office" podcast. "We're friends," he said. "We went on a show that was known for dating. And everyone feels entitled to your dating life now. … I will be happy to show you guys my dating life and share it with you… but I gotta get a date. I gotta get a girlfriend!" We hope Elizabeth was listening!
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 16 that, according to a source, Audrina Patridge is casually dating Rod Stewart's son, Sean Stewart. "[They] are just getting to know each other, and neither of them are looking for a serious relationship right now," said a source. "He is dating around, and they are not exclusive by any means."
On the Nov. 13 episode of SiriusXM's "The Covino & Rich Show," Jonathan Scott denied rumors that he and Zooey Deschanel are engaged: "I'm pretty confident that I will ask my girlfriend to marry me before I tell a reporter that I'm going to [ask] her to marry me," he said. He added that he and the actress recently shared a laugh over the media's fascination with his brother Drew Scott's role in their relationship. Explained the "Property Brothers" star, "Almost every story that comes out is 'Drew gives permission for Jonathan to wed Zooey' or 'Drew gives his nod to the relationship.' And so we coined the phrase — we were laughing and we're like, 'So is Drew my Brother-Daddy? Does he have to approve everything that happens in my life?'"
In other non-engagement news… During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that debuted online on Nov. 16, Bachelor Nation couple Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan denied recent rumors that they're engaged. "We are loving continuing to get to know each other, having lots of great adventures and growing together," said the attorney, adding that she and the pilot are "very happy" and still plan to move to New York City together next year.
In other Bachelor Nation news… On Nov. 13, Chris Randone took to his Instagram Story to react to the news that his ex-wife, Krystal Nielson, is expecting a baby with her new boyfriend mere months after she filed for divorce, calling it "icing on the cake for feeling truly broken." Wrote the Bachelor Nation star, "But I know in my heart I'm gonna find a super dope woman and have the most beautiful babies a dad could ask for. So I'll continue to follow my heart and let God guide my path in finding an incredible woman to build & grow with." He added of his ex, "I'll never be okay about it but I will just continue to be grateful for the years I had with that love. At least, the love I had in my heart." He went on to say that although he's ready to date again "to an extent" and "starting to dive in just a little," he's still "working through the trauma" from their divorce and giving all of himself to another woman "will take some time."
Scott Disick and Amelia Gray Hamlin were snapped looking cozy together on the beach in Santa Barbara, California, on Nov. 16, seemingly confirming recent rumors they're an item: The bikini-clad model clasped the father of three's hand as he wrapped an arm around her shoulders. (See a photo here.)
The Kardashian clan is disputing Larsa Pippen's claims that she dated Tristan Thompson before former pal Khloe Kardashian. Us Weekly reported on Nov. 12 that, according to a Kardashian-friendly source, Khloe met her off-and-on love when they were set up by mutual friend Brandon Jennings. "No one remembers Khloe meeting Tristan before that or being introduced to him through Larsa," said the source. "Larsa was never dating Tristan. They may have gone out in a group or met up, but they did not date."
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to a source, Kristin Cavallari's relationship with Jeff Dye is "super-hot and fiery right now." Said the source, "They're very into each other and Jeff is so obsessed with her." The insider went on to say that the reality star "can have a dominant personality," but the comedian "absolutely loves that about her and loves a challenge." The source also claimed that Jeff has met the three children Kristin shares with her ex-husband, Jay Cutler. "[Jeff] thinks he's so lucky to be spending time with her. He loves that she owns who she is and admires her success," said the source, noting that the mother of three still "isn't looking for someone serious right now." That hasn't deterred the funnyman, though: "Jeff is hoping that their relationship will progress and turn into that and [that he can] get closer to her," said the source. "He's doing his best to keep himself in the picture for as long as possible."
Page Six reported on Nov. 18 that, according to a source, Teresa Giudice and her new boyfriend, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, are "taking things very slow" and "one step at a time" amid their "very low-key and casual" romance. "It's new," said the source, noting that the pair "are both happy." The insider went on to say that the duo have not discussed spending the holidays together with their children from previous relationships. According to the source, they're "not that far ahead yet planning-wise."
On Nov. 15, Marc Menchaca was seen with Lena Headey outside her home in the Los Angeles area, seemingly confirming rumors from late October that they're a couple.
That was fast. Just a week after she announced on social media that they'd called it quits, Sabrina Parr and Lamar Odom revealed that they'd reconciled. On Nov. 11, the duo took to their Instagram Stories to celebrate the first anniversary of their engagement — the life coach posted a photo of the basketball star pecking her on the cheek. On Nov. 16, Sabrina returned to her Instagram Story to share a lengthy note of encouragement to her back-on beau. "As your woman, I'm gonna always push you to be great! I'll always encourage you to do the right things. When I become your wife, I may push you even more! Not because you're not enough as you are, but because I know how much more you have in you!" she wrote in part, ending by writing "I love you" and tagging Lamar.
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Nov. 17, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro opened up about his new girlfriend, Saffire Matos: "She's special to me. I met her back in February and we talked for, you know, for four or five months and we really did have a strong connection and bond," he said, adding the burgeoning romance hit a speedbump when the coronavirus pandemic hit, though he and Saffire soon reconnected. "It's different for me because I found someone that adds to my happiness," he continued. "[She] really does make me happy. … She supports me. She loves me … and that's something that I've always looked for. And I feel like that's [something] that I have not gotten in return and it's [something] that I've always given to other people." The "Jersey Shore" star went on to say that he's "in the happiest place" that he's been "in a long time." Added Ronnie, "I feel like I finally really have found my happiness."
On Nov. 16, Us Weekly published a statement from "Counting On" star Justin Duggar and his new love, Claire Spivey, announcing that they're engaged after a courtship of just two months. "There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with," they said. "We know we have found that in each other. We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another and happiness!"
During a Nov. 12 interview with Us Weekly, Carly Pearce opened up about moving on from Michael Ray after less than a year of marriage. "I've learned how strong I am … [and] what it really means to just take back the power," she said. "When you go through things publicly, there's no hiding. You just kind of have to own it and I'm owning that and trying to see the good in it. I think the good in it is that I'm now able to be somebody that's reminding women at their worst [that all's not lost]. … If I can save a woman from being in a relationship or being in something that makes her feel not worthy, then it's worth it." The country singers split in June — eight months after they wed in Nashville.
During an interview with GQ that debuted online on Nov. 17, George Clooney opened up about how his wife, Amal Clooney, put an end to his days as one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors: "I was like, 'I'm never getting married. I'm not gonna have kids. I'm gonna work, I've got great friends, my life is full, I'm doing well.' And I didn't know how un-full it was until I met Amal. And then everything changed. And I was like, 'Oh, actually, this has been a huge empty space,'" he recalled, adding that marriage changed him because before Amal, he'd "never been in the position where someone else's life was infinitely more important to me than my own." The duo welcomed twins Alexander and Ella in June 2017.
During an interview with Men's Health that debuted online on Nov. 18, Jason Momoa opened up about his wife, Lisa Bonet, while explaining that he's nothing like the tough guys he plays on screen: "I may look big and tough, but I'm not," he said. "I'm nothing like Khal Drogo [from 'Game of Thrones']. I'm not even the king of my own house! I'm absolutely terrified of my wife." He later described the actress as "very sophisticated and smart" while describing himself as "constantly a work in progress." Explained the "Aquaman" star, "I've just been trying to get better as a father and a husband." When they first met, Lisa was 38 while Jason was 26 and "a mess." The action star recalled that he was "completely infatuated" with the "Cosby Show" alum. "She's amazing, intelligent and funny and she's a goddess and you're a degenerate," he recalled, adding that he was "a nervous wreck."
Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram on Nov. 13 to celebrate her 27th wedding anniversary with her husband, David E. Kelley. "My one and only for 27 years. Happy Anniversary to my love @davidekelleyproductions," she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself and the TV super-producer over the years.
In other anniversary news… Mandy Moore took to Instagram on Nov. 18 to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with husband Taylor Goldsmith. "2 years have flown by in the blink of an eye and I remain taken aback at my incredible fortune to spend the rest of my days by your side. I'm not sure any declaration of love (here or otherwise) could do justice for just how I feel about you, about us… for what I get to carry around in my heart. Thank you for your grace, patience, humor, understanding and so much more. There is no one better, Taylor. Oh and I can't wait to meet this baby boy of ours!! Happy Anniversary, my love," the singer-actress captioned a sweet shot from their 2018 nuptials. She and her hubby are currently expecting their first child.
The Blast reported on Nov. 18 that sometime earlier this month, a judge signed off on Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg's divorce. According to the webloid, the actress is walking away from the marriage with her residuals from "Dirty Dancing" and "Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights," while she and her ex will share residuals from 37 other projects, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which Clark starred as Agent Phil Coulson. (Jennifer will earn a percentage if Clark reprises the role in the future.) They're also splitting checking accounts, investment accounts, pension plans, frequent flyer miles and loyalty points, their $4 million marital home — though she'll have exclusive access to it for the next six months — and the costs of providing for their daughter, Stella, and maintaining the cord blood they currently have in storage. Meanwhile, the actor will fork over an equalization payment of $15,144 to his former missus, who's keeping the lease to her Audi Q7, the family dog, proceeds from her book, "Embracing the Grey," a dance studio concept and her business interests in Drama Queen Productions Inc., as well as her personal property including jewelry and clothing. Clark will reportedly hold onto his Tesla, his business interests in Merton Shanks Investigations, Inc., and all personal property in his possession. He's waived the right to request spousal support from his ex. The pair have agreed to a freedom from interference clause that will prevent them from publicly disparaging each other, and they'll recalculate spousal support for Jennifer after the coronavirus pandemic has abated and their ability to work is no longer restricted.
In mid-November, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's past ties to Hollywood started trending when old photos of her and former love Montel Williams resurfaced amid her history-making victory in the 2020 election. The politician and the former TV host were an item back in 2001, as Montel confirmed on Twitter in August 2019, though the confirmation widely flew under the radar at the time. "@KamalaHarris and I briefly dated about 20 years ago when we were both single. So what? I have great respect for Sen. Harris," he wrote.
During an interview with People magazine that debuted online on Nov. 18, 2020's new Sexiest Man Alive, Michael B. Jordan, confirmed he's currently single. He also detailed the qualities he's looking for in a partner: "Somebody that's nurturing," has "a sense of humor" and possesses "true understanding, because [an actor's] life is not conducive to a relationship — it's really not," he said. "I've got a list. … That's probably why [I'm] still single, but yeah, it's a list." As for the physical qualities he finds attractive, "That's tough," he said. "It's like lips, teeth, mouth. I think I've paid more attention to eyes as of late, with these masks [amid the coronavirus pandemic]. I love a woman's hips, thighs. Hands and feet. And what order you go, that's a totally different question." The "Black Panther" star went on to say he hopes to get married and have children one day. "[I have] that faith that one day, yes, I want children. I want a wife. It's kind of tough right now when I guess my first choice is always work. But having a family is definitely important," he said. "Having people who are married around me, a running theme is 'You know when you know.' And it's one of the most frustrating things to hear as somebody who's single. I kind of thought I knew four or five times, and that didn't really work out too well for me." He also described his ideal date: "[It would involve] the freedom to go wherever I wanted in public, not worry about paparazzi," he dished. "Enjoy somebody's company. Go for a drive, dope playlist. Drive somewhere just for dessert. I'm definitely a movie guy, and then I'd ride the vibe for the rest of the night."
During an interview with The Knot that debuted online on Nov. 16, Bachelor Nation's Caila Quinn and her fiancé, Nick Burrello, announced their new wedding date and location: They now plan to tie the knot at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, on May 29, 2021. "It's where we got engaged. It's romantic, yet it has an international feel. We wanted to feel like we were at a destination wedding," said the bride-to-be. She added of their recent wedding-planning issues, "It's taught me to really appreciate my partner and affirm him with all the love languages: Say, 'Thank you, I love you.' Be there with your partner by showing up. … We've certainly grown closer and strengthened our relationship."