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 late October 2019, starting with one of our favorite leading men… Us Weekly reported on Oct. 28 that, according to a source, Ben Affleck is dating musician Katie Cherry, whom he met "a few months ago" on Raya, an uber-exclusive dating app for the rich and famous. "They're very into each other," said the source, though another insider characterized the relationship as "nothing that serious at this time." According to Us Weekly, Katie is a film composer and counts Tara Reid among her closest friends. She was reportedly on hand during Ben's Oct. 26 sobriety setback at a Halloween party in West Hollywood. Earlier on Oct. 26, the actor took to Twitter to confirm reports that he's dating again (and also addressed his recovery journey) while encouraging his followers to donate to The Midnight Mission. Tweeted the star, "HA, you got me. I'm dating. But let's be serious for a moment and talk about something that is actually important. I have been in recovery for over a year and part of that is helping out others. The Midnight Mission is an incredible organization that helps those in need with housing, training, development and recovery. I'm making a donation today because there are people battling addiction every day that don't have the resources and need help. Raya, you in?" A few days earlier, on Oct. 23, Page Six reported that he'd been using Raya to find "a real partner" now that he's "in a good space" and "ready to be in love again." According to the New York Post's gossip column, he's currently off the app. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Us Weekly reported on Oct. 30 that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp, who've been off and on for nearly a decade, recently called it quits again. "She'd had enough and ended [their engagement]," said a source, adding that the actress "has no regrets." The "Sleepless in Seattle" star kicked off breakup rumors when she was seen in Los Angeles several times in October without her engagement ring.
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It was a huge week for Halsey and Evan Peters, who were first linked in late September. First, the duo went Instagram official when the singer shared a slideshow of two photos from her annual Halloween party on Oct. 25, during which she dressed up like Marilyn Manson and he dressed up like a member of the Insane Clown Posse. "Resident goths," she wrote in the caption. The following evening, they made their red carpet debut — while donning a Sonny & Cher couple's costume — at FX's "American Horror Story" 100th episode celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. (Evan's former off-and-on love of several years, Emma Roberts, was also on hand for the event — during which they reportedly avoided each other.) Then on the Oct. 30 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Halsey officially referred to Evan as her boyfriend. After the host brought up the chart-topper's Halloween costumes — and specifically asked her to identify who was wearing the Sonny Bono costume — a crew member dressed like Evan jumped out of a box situated between the two women, terrifying the "Without Me" singer in the process. After she composed herself, Halsey said, "You distracted me with the boyfriend question. I wasn't ready. I don't know what's scarier, though: having to talk about my boyfriend on TV or having that happen. That was a double whammy."
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Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported on Oct. 24 that, according to a source, Evan Peters was "so in love" with Emma Roberts, his off-and-on love of around seven years, but "their relationship became very toxic." Said the source, "They had the highest highs and then would not speak for days. He took a long time of figuring himself out again before he was ready to date." The insider adds that Evan's friends approve of his new relationship: "[They] really like Halsey and think they are the perfect duo," said the source.
And finally, in a since-deleted tweet, Halsey spoke out for the first time about her breakup from Yungblud: "Sometimes. people just break up," she tweeted on Oct. 28. "It doesn't mean someone cheated or something bad happened or someone [messed] up. sometimes. it just happens. because life is constantly changing. and adults stay friends and move on." It's unclear what prompted her to tweet about the relationship's demise.
The Mail on Sunday reported on Oct. 26 that sometime earlier this year, James McAvoy secretly married his love of three years, M. Night Shyamalan production assistant Lisa Liberati, whom he met on the Philadelphia set of "Split." It's unclear when exactly they tied the knot, though Lisa was seen wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring as recently as August. According to MailOnline, in mid-October, a friend of the Scottish star was overheard referring to Lisa as James's "wife" and saying that they wed "recently." The duo were first seen together in late 2016 following the "X-Men" franchise star's split from Anne-Marie Duff after nearly a decade of marriage.
According to Us Weekly, Jim Edmonds filed to divorce Meghan King Edmonds on Oct. 25 — a day after their fifth wedding anniversary — following a major argument over his relationship with Carly Wilson, one of their children's four nannies. The trouble started when Meghan found out that Jim lied about going to a recent hockey game with Carly, who is close friends with his 22-year-old daughter Hayley Edmonds. When she questioned him about it, things got so heated, the mother of three called the police. (No charges were filed as the authorities determined the altercation was purely verbal.) According to an Us Weekly source, Meghan was "certain that Jim was messing with" one of the nannies and "threatened the nanny that she would call the cops if the nanny ever talked to them or their kids." She also allegedly threatened to publicly reveal the nanny's identity, grilled the nanny on her relationship with Jim and asked her to hand over all of their texts. In the days that followed, both Jim and Carly denied they'd had an affair: "It's dangerous, irresponsible and hurtful to all to allow a rumor to be spread to the world because of insecurities," the father of six said in a statement to Us Weekly, while Carly told a follower on Instagram that "the allegations are completely false." She later added in a separate post, "In the past week, allegations have been made about me which are not based in fact. I have not and never would participate in any action involving infidelity. I consider this a private matter in someone else's marriage and will not comment on it further. I wish the entire family well." On Oct. 28, Jim released a longer statement on Instagram: "It's one thing to be accused of something. It's another thing to be so negligent and so careless and ruin the lives of innocent young people. I did not sleep with our nanny. She's not just a nanny, she is someone that we brought into our house and promised to protect and look after while she was in our home. We have been treating and raising this young girl like she is our own child! For someone to accuse me of sleeping with her is not only wrong, it's disgusting and irresponsible," he captioned a photo of himself, adding that he and Meghan "made a promise" to Carly's mother "that we would take care of her and make sure that she was safe while she was in our hands." Continued Jim, "I will not sit here and take this … without fighting back." Concluded Jim, "We all make mistakes. This is not one of those times." He then told Us Weekly that when he and Carly went to the hockey game, they were with his best friend and his pal's child. "I was trying to do something nice for the girl who just had her boyfriend [dump] her," he said, adding again that Carly is "like a daughter to me." A source who works in the Edmonds' home confirmed his claims to Us Weekly: "[Jim] didn't have an inappropriate or sexual relationship with any of the nannies," said the insider. "He wasn't flirty with [the nannies]. … I've never felt uncomfortable around him and to my knowledge, no one else has either. … He'd say we were like his kids and he'd want to take care of us, so he took us in … Meghan was firm that the nannies were not his daughters but employees." Just two days before Jim allegedly filed for divorce, the former star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" said on the Oct. 23 episode of "The Daily Dish" that they were "still working [on their marriage] day by day" after facing a cheating scandal earlier this year when she caught him sending inappropriate texts to another woman. "I think after such a breach of trust, it's so hard to rebuild from there," she said, adding that because of their children, finding time "to focus on the two of us as a couple is really hard." Jim previously denied that things between himself and the "baseball madam" were ever physical.
On Oct. 29 — a day after Jim Edmonds' 22-year-old daughter Hayley Edmonds told Us Weekly that she's "been waiting" for him and wife Meghan King Edmonds to get a divorce — the former star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" shared a lengthy blog post explaining her side of the drama with Jim and their nanny, Carly Wilson. Meghan started by writing that after they weathered a sexting scandal earlier this year, her husband's family iced her out: "It was heartbreaking to realize that I did not have the love or support of Jim's family — instead they were actively ignoring me or trying to further sabotage our marriage," she writes. She then accused Jim of failing to do the work to save their marriage following the sexting scandal: "Anyone who has lived through infidelity knows how difficult it is to overcome and regain a strong marriage. It requires both people to be all in. It requires the betrayer to put in the time and effort to repair the trust that was broken. To be fully open and transparent. Sadly, that's not what happened here," she writes. After that, she accuses Jim of "drinking and partying with much younger women, including several of our babysitters." Writes the mother of three, "I found this gallivanting inappropriate, immature, and downright odd. While I initially wrote it off because during several of these outings, his 22-year-old daughter was present, given his previous indiscretions, I was uncomfortable. Even more so when he started lying about where he was going or who he was going with — and deleting entire text conversations on his phone with several of these young women." Meghan writes that after the sexting incident, Jim "agreed with our therapist that he would be totally transparent and never delete messages or conversations and he would also keep his location available on his phone." She continued, "When I learned of a particular outing with a babysitter, this time, to a hockey game, that Jim repeatedly lied about, I asked him to include me on all future texts with this sitter but he said, 'No.' Another major red flag." She goes on to say that she doesn't know for sure that her husband "slept with our babysitter or whether they were just being exceedingly inappropriate by hanging out socially without either of them telling me." She says that ultimately, she doesn't think they had a physical affair, though she still can't understand why they lied about spending time together. She then alleged that she only found out Jim had filed for divorce when a tabloid contacted her asking for comment. "I love my husband and I'm devastated that our marriage is being broken up in the ugliest and messiest way. I am sad that members of Jim's family are reveling in our demise," she writes. "I am broken for my family. I am buried in despair. I cry at the drop of a hat. But I am enduring." As for Hayley… The 22 year old told Us Weekly that Meghan's "selfishness is miserable for anyone to be around." She then accused her stepmother of manipulating her and described the way Meghan treats Jim's mom as "disgusting." She ended by saying that her father is "a great person" and that his wife has "ruined his reputation." Concluded Hayley, "Everyone that cares about him is proud that he finally took the leap of leaving her. It really just pisses me off."
But by Oct. 30, it seemed as though Jim Edmonds wasn't quite so ready to move on from Meghan King Edmonds after all. He released a lengthy statement to Us Weekly calling the previous week "one of the most emotionally exhausting sleepless five days of my life resulting from a combination of anger, embarrassment … [and] sadness." He went on to acknowledge that "the last couple years have been rough" for him and Meghan as they've publicly juggled their three young children, his four older children from two previous marriages, their hectic work schedules and a cross-country move. "At times we are exhausted and feel our life has become one of distrust, kids, work, house, sleep and repeat," he said. "It saddens me tremendously that my wife is hurt. After having a few days to digest the situation, I realize that something that occurred in a split second spiraled out of control with no way to stop it. We were both separately surprised to find out that the media had received details of our private situation without our knowledge. We both carry an extremely large load and most of our issues could have been worked out if we had more time for us. With our busy careers and the addition of our son's medical needs, we were lacking quality time together." He went on to say that he has "way too much love for my wife and kids" to throw in the towel just yet and that he hopes "to move forward in a healthy, happy direction for every single person involved." Added Jim, "Meghan is a truly special woman who my kids are so fortunate to have as their mother. … I love my family and will make it right again."
On Oct. 27, Bravo aired "The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked," during which both Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice told host Andy Cohen that they believe the other has been unfaithful during their marriage. When Joe said he knew that Teresa had been seen with a younger man earlier this year and implied that they were having an affair, she fired back, "If I was trying to hide it, I wouldn't leave my hotel room." Throughout the joint interview — on which Joe appeared via satellite from Italy, where he's waiting to hear about his deportation appeal — neither he nor his missus seemed confident that they'll be able to make their relationship work, regardless of whether he's allowed to return to the United States. "We're both two different people now," said Teresa, who will be visiting Joe in Italy with their four daughters in November. "I'm not the same Teresa I was and he's not the same Joe. I do love him as a person. I don't know how I'm going to feel when I see him." She also said that she "felt nothing" for her husband when she visited him during his incarceration on fraud charges. "I never wanted to kiss him or anything, I didn't like the whole environment," she said. Said Joe, "If we stay together, we stay together. If we don't, we don't." He also said that he's told his wife that "she's got to get somebody with a lot of money" because she's "high-maintenance" and that if she wants a divorce, he's "fine with that." He then insisted that "no matter what happens," he'll "always love" Teresa. When Andy pointed out that it seemed like the pair were talking about their relationship in the past tense, she said, "That's how I feel about it." She also doubled down on her previous assessment that if Joe stays in Italy, they'll throw in the towel: "I want to wake up with someone every single day and go to sleep with them," she said. "How are we going to live apart? I don't think he would be faithful. I don't. I think he would have someone there and I would be here. I don't want to live life like that." Joe chimed in to say that if he wanted to be with someone else, he would, but ultimately, "that's not what I'm looking to do."
TMZ reported on Oct. 29 that Brody Jenner and Josie Canseco have called it quits after a few months of dating. Their age difference of 14 years (he's 36 and she's 22) reportedly played a role in the split. According to the webloid, the duo are "just on different pages in life." Since parting ways, Brody and Josie have each deleted photos of each other from their social media accounts. TMZ also notes that there will be no romantic reconciliation between the reality star and his former partner, Kaitlynn Carter, with whom he's still friendly.
Luann de Lesseps and her agent, Rich Super, are giving it another go after briefly dating in mid-2018, she confirmed to TMZ on Oct. 23 after the duo were seen together several times in recent weeks. "We are dating, yes," she said. "When there's a connection, there's a connection. He's my agent and we're just killing it on [my] cabaret tour and we're having the best time. He's the best. He's the best agent in Hollywood. I'm a very lucky girl. … He's somebody who has the same passion, knows what you love and he's got my touring schedule on point and I'm loving it. I'm having the best time. … It's always difficult to work and have a love affair, but at the same time, it's all good."
It's official: Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson are no more. Us Weekly reported on Oct. 30 that, according to a source, the pair "have pumped the brakes" on their romance. "They went on a couple of dates and texted each other every day, but it was never a serious, full-blown relationship by any means," said the source. "There is absolutely no love lost between them. The timing just wasn't right because they're both so busy."
After just a year of coupledom, Chris Lane and former "The Bachelor" star Lauren Bushnell tied the knot in a secret garden-themed ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 25. According to People magazine, which published exclusive wedding photos, the duo's 160 guests included Jana Kramer and husband Mike Caussin, Dan Smyers' wife Abby Smyers, and the bride's former "The Bachelor" co-stars Amanda Stanton, Jen Saviano and twins Haley Ferguson and Emily Ferguson.
Page Six reported on Oct. 25 that the handsome mystery man Tyra Banks has been seen with several times in recent months is Canadian businessman Louis Bélanger-Martin. After the supermodel and her beau dined at Hutong restaurant in New York City on Oct. 23, a spy told the New York Post's gossip column that the duo "were definitely on a romantic date" and "seemed quite intimate," though they "kept the PDA low-key." The pair were first seen together in August.
Niecy Nash took to Instagram on Oct. 30 to announce that she and Jay Tucker are calling it quits after eight years of marriage. "We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have. Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share — present tense," she wrote.
During an interview with Harper's Bazaar U.K. that hit the Internet on Oct. 29, Helena Bonham Carter opened up about moving on from Tim Burton with her boyfriend of about a year, writer Rye Dag Holmboe. "You break up, you grieve, you get bored of grieving, and then you finally move on," said the actress, who split from the filmmaker in 2014 after 13 years of coupledom. "I'm very happy with someone else. It's been a bit of unexpected magic in my life." Also on Oct. 29, Helena and Rye made their red-carpet debut at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London.
During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on Oct. 30, Kenya Moore said she's hopeful that she and estranged husband Marc Daly, from whom she separated in September, will reconcile. "I didn't get married to quit," she said. "I love my husband. I don't doubt that he loves me. Let me be clear, I took my vows seriously. I believe in for better and for worse and I believe in trying it all before you walk away, especially when we do have a child and we are a family." Unfortunately, she said, she "doesn't get the sense" that Marc "feels the same way." Continued the reality star, "[I] have always wanted to work on our relationship. But I just don't know if that's even a possibility at this point. … Marc doesn't seem to be there. I'd feel more comfortable calling it quits if I knew I'd tried everything and it still didn't work. And we definitely didn't do everything we could have done to save our relationship." She went on to call the rumors that her husband had "multiple affairs" (and a secret family!) "completely made up." Said the former "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, "There's zero truth to that. … In terms of infidelity, I've had no proof of that. That's not our issue." The issue, she said, is the physical distance between them while she lives in Atlanta and he manages his restaurant businesses in New York City. "The distance had really been taking a toll on us," she said, adding that when they first welcomed their daughter, they were "90 percent together" and things were "great." Said the reality star, "He was a very supportive husband during that time." Things changed when Marc's businesses started booming, which she called "frustrating," and they started spending less time together. Yet they were reticent to change their living arrangement, she said, explaining that between Atlanta and New York, they had "a full life" with "the best of both worlds." Another issue, she said, is that they "communicate in very different ways." Said Kenya, "In my relationships at home … I'm not a fighter. I don't want to fight at home. I want to be able to talk; I want to be able to rationally discuss things. And I get to the point where I'll withdraw if it seems too combative or not healthy. … If the communication were better and more open and honest, I think we could solve our problems." She then revealed that she asked Marc to go to couples counseling with her but that he denied her request. "I'm not saying that opportunity may not exist in the future. But I just don't have a complete sense of if that's something that he's still willing to do," she said. Kenya hasn't seen her estranged husband since the day before they released separate statements announcing their separation, though things between them have been "pretty civil," she said. "I thought Marc was my forever love — that I had met this handsome, smart, funny, successful man who was single and who fell for me as fast as I fell for him and who would be there by my side forever. I thought this was the one," she concluded.
Adam Devine took to Instagram on Oct. 24 to announce that he and Chloe Bridges are engaged after nearly five years of dating. "She said yes! Well actually she said 'ahh Adam' and then kissed me but I'm pretty sure that means YES!" the funnyman captioned a photo of himself and his bride-to-be showing off her new engagement ring during a boat ride. "I love Chloe more than anything and I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with her amazing self. You are my best friend and I'm thrilled you want to get old and wrinkly with me! You'll be less wrinkly. I'm gonna look like a Saint Bernard. I proposed this past weekend and wanted to keep it private for a few days but we are now ready to tell the world! Love you @chloebridges! Have fun planning the wedding. I'll be there for the cake tasting."
Is something going on with Kylie Jenner and Drake? That's what Us Weekly would have you believe! According to the tabloid's sources, the makeup mogul and the rapper were "never too far away" from each other at his 33rd birthday party in Los Angeles on Oct. 23. "She spent the most time near Drake and his friends," one spy said of Kylie, noting that the superstars "weren't dancing together" but "seemed to have a connection." The insider added that Kylie, who's been friendly with Drake for years, "really seemed to be living her single best life." According to a second witness, she and the birthday boy "spent a lot of time talking to each other" during the star-studded affair. "They seemed to be enjoying each other's company," said the second source. "They were joking around and Kylie was laughing. She seemed to be really happy and in a great mood and her and Drake seemed very comfortable with each other. There seemed to be an attraction there."
Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported on Oct. 28 that, according to a source, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott may not reconcile as quickly as their friends initially thought. "It doesn't look like they will immediately reconcile anymore. They have differing objectives and two different lives," said the source.
Winnie Harlow and Maluma, who've been leaving flirty comments on each other's Instagram posts for weeks, officially kicked off romance rumors after they were seen dining together (with a group of friends) in New York City on Oct. 22. But it wasn't the first time they've been seen together recently: Earlier in the month, a fan tweeted video of the duo dancing at an afterparty following the singer's Oct. 4 concert at Madison Square Garden. According to a Page Six source, however, they're "just close friends." In mid-October, the model confirmed that she and Wiz Khalifa, who were first linked in mid-2018, are no longer an item after he was caught on camera cozying up to Instagram model Aimee Aguilar. (See a video here .) It's unclear when Wiz and Winnie called it quits. On Oct. 25, Page Six confirmed that Maluma and Natalia Barulich recently parted ways after two years of coupledom. "I love [him] very much but right now we need to take time for ourselves and our careers so that we can continue to grow as artists and individuals," the model told the New York Post's gossip column. Another Page Six source described Maluma as "completely single."
The rumors are true! Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren confirmed that they are, in fact, a couple by making their red carpet debut at the UNICEF Masquerade Ball at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Oct. 26. They've reportedly been an item since at least May.
Looks like Jed Wyatt is moving on from former fiancée Hannah Brown … and former girlfriend Haley Stevens … with Ellen Decker. Both the former star of "The Bachelorette" and the stunning model took to their Instagram Stories on Oct. 29 to share intimate photos and videos of themselves spending time together in Miami. "Hot & sweaty in these [photos] but so happy," Ellen wrote across one selfie with Jed.
After he was seen with a mystery woman at Mr Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills on Oct. 29, Radar Online reported that Jamie Foxx's new paramour is Dana Caprio, whom he met through mutual friends earlier this year. According to the webloid, the Oscar winner has been liking the 26-year-old waitress and fitness model's photos on Instagram since at least July. "Jamie has been a big fan of Caprio for months and they've been spending a lot of time together recently," said a source. "He's not one for PDAs but he's made it known that he's very into her." The insider adds that Dana, who's recently posted videos featuring Jamie on her Instagram Story, is "signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York and works as a fitness model and studio coordinator at a boxing gym when she's not waiting tables."
John Paul Jones recently moved to California to be closer to his girlfriend and former "Bachelor in Paradise" co-star Tayshia Adams, but the aspiring actor revealed on the Oct. 30 episode of the "Reality Life with Kate Casey" podcast that they've already called it quits: "Tayshia and I met last Friday, but we have so much going on in our personal lives it is very difficult to focus on a serious relationship," he said. Tayshia then took to Instagram to confirm the breakup news: "John and I had something incredibly special. We fell for each other in Paradise, and everything was a whirlwind after that," she captioned a selfie with JPJ. "When the show ended, I truly went back to Maryland to see if what we had was something we could build on without cameras, a production crew, and without feeling any pressure: to simply figure things out on our own terms. But the reality was, we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other. We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways. We are the best of friends and will continue to remain in each other's life because regardless of the situation, we make each other happy."
In other Bachelor Nation news… Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty have sparked another round of breakup rumors. The duo, who got engaged over the summer, haven't been seen together since mid-September, and according to Us Weekly, although Demi was sporting her engagement ring at an Oct. 29 party in Los Angeles, she "brushed off" questions about finally living near Kristian in the Los Angeles area. Further fueling the split rumors? Earlier that day, after Demi took to Instagram to post a photo of herself rocking a skimpy bikini, Kristian's sister, Caitlin, wrote in the comments section, "Not desperate at all." Ouch! Kristian, meanwhile, has taken to posting cryptic messages on her Instagram Story: "Whatever you're going through just know you're not alone. Know you always have choice and control over how you react in every situation," she wrote on Oct. 28. "If we don't take care of ourselves how are we to help take care of others. I've recently learned to take the advice I would give to any of my loved ones & be the influence I would need. Surround yourself with the ones that love you the most. Hope everyone has a good night."
In still more Bachelor Nation news… During an Oct. 28 chat with Us Weekly, Kristina Schulman clarified that she and Tyler Cameron were not, in fact, on a date when they sparked romance rumors in late September. "That was not a thing!" she said. "Whenever you take a certain picture and you focus on one little thing — whether it's two people or 10 people sitting at a table — it can get blown out of proportion. You really can't go out with another 'Bachelor' person without people thinking you're dating or something's going on. It's silly." Kristina went on to say that she's currently "living that single life." Said the former "Bachelor in Paradise" star, "I'm at a point where I'm kind of ready if that person comes into my life, but at the same time, I'm really enjoying staying single and just traveling and focusing on me. … I get a little bit of attention and it's exciting and then I'm like, nevermind. I need to focus on me. So it's a push and pull a little bit. I'm trying not to focus on that too much. … I have time. That's the beauty of it."
People magazine reported on Oct. 24 that Mackenzie McKee and her husband Josh are giving it another go after he re-proposed to her on Oct. 17, her 25th birthday. "We found our way back to each other even when we thought it was impossible. … I fell in love with a new man," said the "Teen Mom OG" star, who announced in August that they were calling it quits. "Our marriage has always needed fixing. It's always needed help," continued the mother of three, who admitted that both she and Josh have been unfaithful at various points over the course of their decade-long romance. "I had been angry with him for a long time and had never really forgiven him for the past," she added. She went on to say that they split earlier this year when they, as People put it, "realized they were no longer being intimate with each other, rather simply co-existing under the same roof." Said Mackenzie, "I was done. I was absolutely done." But then Josh suggested going to a marriage counseling retreat and proved he's ready to do the work to improve both himself and the relationship — he even told his missus that he wanted to embrace her Christian faith. "I slowly learned to fall in love with someone new," she said. "I know he loves me more now than he ever has."
Cue this week's round of engagement buzz surrounding Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who've been dating for four years. Page Six reported on Oct. 30 that, according to a source close to the couple, they'll be married "within the year." Said the insider, "It was clear within a few months of Gwen and Blake becoming a couple that this was for keeps, it's now just a matter of when and where. We're all expecting a wedding soon. I don't think there will be a big engagement, but they will have an intimate wedding."
During a Q&A with fans at his Oct. 26 concert in Adelaide, Australia, Shawn Mendes revealed when exactly he and Camila Cabello became official: "We haven't been dating for that long," he said. "We have been dating since July Fourth officially."
According to Us Weekly, Morgan Stewart filed to divorce Brendan Fitzpatrick at a Los Angeles courthouse on Oct. 25 — less than three months after they announced their separation in early August following an early March cheating scandal. According to Radar Online, the "Daily Pop" hostess listed their date of separation as April 6, 2019, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star has asked the court to block both her and her ex from requesting spousal support and indicated that they'll each pay their own attorney's fees.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams, who got engaged in July, are one step closer to tying the knot: The duo hosted an engagement party in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. They were joined by friends including the bride-to-be's "Modern Family" co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell, "Pretty Little Liars" star Kim Daugherty and "Insatiable" actresses Debby Ryan and Chloe Bridges.
Angelina Pivarnick is also one step closer to marrying her fiancé, Chris Larangeira. The "Jersey Shore" star, who's been engaged twice before, celebrated her bridal shower at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn in Staten Island, New York, on Oct. 26. "My lovely bridesmaids and maid of honor. Thank you for such a special day today. I wouldn't of done it without you guys," she captioned a photo of herself and her friends, including co-star Deena Cortese. "I felt the love in the room ❤️👰🏻💍🙏🏼. Thank you to everyone that came to share this special day with me. I love you all and I can't wait for the wedding ❤️❤️❤️ #bridalshower #love #thankful," the bride-to-be captioned another group shot. Angelina and Chris are set to wed in mid-November.
In other bridal shower news… Former "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson took to Instagram on Oct. 26 to share a slideshow of photos from her recent bridal shower: "Bridal shower and I'm the bride WHAT! waking up and putting on white today was something special. I woke up grateful to God for an answered pray of an amazing man I get to marry soon and amazing women in my life who shower me in love so beautifully. Someone said it best… I'm an extra level of happy right now," she wrote in the caption. Her fiancé, Christian Huff, popped the question in June.
Tinsley Mortimer and her off-and-on love of several years, Scott Kluth, finally made their red carpet debut at the opening night of the new Big Apple Circus production in New York City on Oct. 27. The duo recently revealed that they've reconciled romantically.
Christina Anstead took to Instagram on Oct. 29 to celebrate the second anniversary of the day she met now-husband Ant Anstead: "2 years ago today this guy called me for the first time," she captioned a photo of them kissing, adding that she was in the midst of a wellness retreat when they first connected. The day after she prayed with a friend that she would "find a man who treated me and my kids with love and respect," another friend texted to say he'd "just met Ant and thought we were the perfect fit." Continued Christina of her future husband, "[He had] 2 kids, similar careers, just gone through a divorce and he was a really NICE guy. Seemed too good to be true, but the timing … seemed like Fate was dealing me a lucky hand. 10/29 Ant called me and 11/2 we went on our first date. We have literally been inseparable ever since. I told my dad at a hockey game a week after we met that we were going to get married. He said 'well if you are saying it then you probably are' 😂. Now 2 years later – married with a wonderful blended family, careers we both love and a beautiful baby boy. Life has a funny way of letting things fall into place when you least expect it."
Reverend Run's son, rapper JoJo Simmons, married his love of nearly a decade, Tanice Amira, at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey on Oct. 27. According to People magazine, which published exclusive wedding photos, the groom's famous father, sisters Angela Simmons and Vanessa Simmons, brother Diggy Simmons and rapper Bow Wow were all on hand during the nuptials. The newlyweds, who welcomed a daughter in early 2016, got engaged in August 2018.
Page Six reported on Oct. 28 that Christie Brinkley's ex-husband, 60-year-old architect Peter Cook, popped the question to his girlfriend of a year, 21-year-old psychology student Alba Jancou, with a 6-carat diamond ring in front of a church in Santorini, Greece, on Sept. 15. "We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have found, in each other, our soulmate. We are looking forward to many years of wedded bliss!" he told the New York Post's gossip column. Alba is the same age as Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Peter's daughter with Christie. According to a Page Six source, Peter and Alba "originally met two years ago at Le Bilboquet [a restaurant in New York City] but didn't start dating until a year ago." They're now "planning a destination wedding in Europe." The thrice-married architect took to Instagram on Oct. 29 to show off Alba's impressive new engagement bling: "SHE SAID YES! 🍾🥂❤️ 'I love her and that's the beginning and the end of everything,'" he wrote in the caption, quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald.
During an Oct. 24 interview with Us Weekly, Lindsey Vonn said that she and P.K. Subban hope to tie the knot sometime next summer. "We obviously can't have the wedding while he's still in [hockey] season," said the Olympian. "We don't know where and we don't know exactly when, but roughly summer. … I think we want to get married sooner rather than later because we do want to have kids and that's a long process." She went on to say that she feels "very lucky" to be with the hockey player, whom she described as "an amazing person."
During an Oct. 28 interview with Us Weekly, Bachelor Nation couple Joe Amabile and Kendall Long said they hope to get engaged soon. "That [possibility is] always existent in our relationship, but I think we're enjoying taking it at our own pace and it's something we're not afraid of," said Kendall. "It's something we're going toward. I think every day we get a little bit closer to seeing our future together and picturing our future together, so it's exciting to take it day by day." Joe chimed in to say that they don't "feel any pressure" to rush into an engagement. "We're just enjoying ourselves and we're going to have as much fun as we can," he said. "And you never know when it's going to happen! … I'm a very sporadic person. … I could wake up one day and be like, 'You know what? I'm going to go get a ring and I'm going to ask her today.' That could happen. That's probably how it's going to go down."
Khloe Kardashian opened up about the current status of her relationship with her ex-husband, Lamar Odom, on the Oct. 27 episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Said the reality star, "I miss him all the time but not in a place where I want to get back with him." She went on to detail a recent catch-up with her former love: "He called me and he was like, 'I just knew we were all gonna talk again at some point. I'm just so happy,'" she recalled. "He was like, 'I would love to see you. I've been dying to see you in person. I just feel like we have so much to talk about.'" But she's not necessarily interested in reconnecting: "I always felt after his overdose that I did everything in my power to be there through sickness and health," she said. "Once I saw that he, you know, wasn't in the headspace to really want to change his bad situation, then I was fine letting him go. I've never thought twice about it and why we stopped talking or anything like that." She later said that she's still on the fence about whether or not to see her ex face-to-face: "It feels really good just to have a decent, nice conversation with Lamar, but I really don't know what the right thing to do is in this situation," she said. "I don't want to mislead him in any way, but I would like to meet with him."
During an interview for the cover of Vanity Fair's December 2019 issue, which hit the Internet on Oct. 28, Chrissy Teigen revealed that early in her relationship with John Legend, she read tabloid reports about their romance: "He was kind of known at the time for either being in the closet or a modelizer," she said. "I used to go on the websites and it was always either how I was his beard, or how he paid his past serious girlfriends, or how he was with some new model. Oh my God, I would read everything." Said John of their early days together, "It got serious pretty quickly. … She just entertained the hell out of me, texting me. What people respond to in her tweets today was the same energy in those texts. I didn't know that I wanted someone funny until I was actually with someone funny."
During an Oct. 24 interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, Kanye West described his marriage to Kim Kardashian West as a "a successful celebrity marriage" and "a successful interracial marriage." Said the rapper, "I have five years of marriage under my belt. What I learned from five years of marriage is, it is the greatest bond, it is a God bond to be able to have someone that you can call on, someone you can call out, someone that can call on you and call you out. Equally yoked. Someone to complain to and someone to grow with as we grow and raise our children." Then on the Oct. 28 episode of "The Late Late Show," Kanye said that "marriage years" feel like "dog years" and "are different than human years." He went on to say that because "every marriage is like 100 years," his five-year marriage with Kim is "like 500 years of marriage." He then said that people thought it would be uncool for him to get married. "It's more than cool. It's more than cool as hell or something. It's heavenly, it's great, it's magnificent," he added.
Michael Lohan told Page Six on Oct. 28 that his daughter, Lindsay Lohan, is "just friends" with Mohammad bin Salman, the controversial crown prince of Saudi Arabia who's been accused of ordering the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "She has a platonic and respectful relationship with [him], nothing more," he said, adding that the former actress "has a lot of powerful friends in the Middle East" because she's "huge out there." Continued the father of six, "Lindsay met MBS because of the work she has been doing in the Middle East. She is working to help people in the region, particularly refugees." As for the damning allegations against MBS, "None of that has proven to be true," Michael said. "Lindsay says he's a good person. She feels safe, she has good people around her, and she knows how to conduct herself." There have been rumors since at least August that the controversial dignitary was trying to woo the starlet.
During an Oct. 29 interview with Us Weekly, Dean McDermott shared his thoughts on why monogamy is so difficult: "Monogamy is hard for, I guess, several reasons — for wanting that initial lust that we have intrinsically built into us," said Tori Spelling's husband. "Men, we're like, we need to spread our seed everywhere. It's [been] in our DNA for millions and millions of years. There's that, but then there's also, 'Oh, God. This relationship is work.' And it is. Every relationship is work and when you get to that point, you can't bail. You've gotta knuckle under and work it out." Tori and Dean have weathered several cheating scandals over the years.
On the Oct. 29 episode of her eponymous talk show, Tamron Hall opened up about her relationship with the late, great Prince, who used to call her "every single morning to critique or give feedback" on her outfits. That's how a mirror selfie she sent the chart-topper ended up serving as the cover art for his 2015 single "If Eye Could Get Ur Attention." Said the former "Today" show host, "We had been very close many years by now." When she called him to ask why he stole her photo, he responded via email, "Eye hate ur red dress… Y? Because it's touching ur body and eye'm not." Said Tamron, "I'm happily married now. We'll leave that there. We'll just let that simmer."
On the Oct. 24 episode of Us Weekly's "Watch With Us" podcast , "Grand Hotel" actress Roselyn Sánchez and "The Rookie" star Eric Winter, who've been married for more than a decade, opened up about their relationship. "We are complete opposites on almost everything, which is really ironic," said Eric. "People that know us have been saying this to us for a while. They're like, 'You guys are nuts! You fight about everything, in a fun way. You laugh about it together." The duo, who recently co-starred in their first film together, the 2019 Hallmark movie "A Taste of Summer," are also collaborating on a new podcast. "We're always trying to find ways of collaborating, working together," said the mother of two. "If we work together, it means that we're going to be located at the same place and that the family stays together." There's one thing they won't be collaborating on anytime soon, though: reality television. "I don't think I could put all our life out there every week," said Eric. "We argue enough about what she posts on Instagram!"
On the Oct. 25 episode of the "Zach Sang Show," Selena Gomez opened up about the kind of romantic love she's looking for in her life. "I've been super, super, single for two years, and I want to know what that love will look like next for me," she said. "I want it to be real, and I don't want it to be co-dependent or messy or [suffer from] lack of communication. When you get older, you find people that are actually right for you, that are actually on the same wavelength. … I'm not an expert in this department, clearly, but I just think I would do so many things differently. I think it starts with just being very transparent. I don't have room to kind of buffer things that I need or that I want. And I think girls can sometimes be scared of that because we're viewed as crazy or needy or over-thinking things and dramatic. … I never wanna lose the sense of love that I imagine it to be. I don't wanna get jaded or bitter from anything. I believe that it exists, and I'm happy waiting for that for however long that takes." The singer-actress, who described herself as a "hopeless romantic," went to explain why she thinks some of her earlier relationships were doomed: "You're in a phase of life where you experience love for the first time and I think that can just be a little toxic," she said. "Because when you're young … you have this co-dependency that you think is love, and then you have this addiction to the passion and the frustration with each other that you think, 'Oh that's love.' Fighting … oh, that's love. I believed that for a long time." She also said that she's not afraid to fall in love right now, though she "was last year" because she was "super-confused" about everything going on in her life at the time. She's just fine being single for now, though: "I'm chillin' right now," she said. "Honestly [dating] is so stressful, so I've been having way too much fun being on my own. It sucked for the first year. I was like, 'I just wanna cuddle. I just wanna watch something and be adored.' But now it feels good. Now it feels awesome."