Another week, another batch of romance updates! Looks like things are getting VERY serious for Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, because they're now award show official. The couple, who went public with their romance this summer, were spotted arm-in-arm at the Emmys on Sept. 17. When the producer's show, "Saturday Night Live," won the Emmy for outstanding variety sketch series, Ben "jumped up and cheered" for his girlfriend, a source told Us Weekly. "He's sitting with all of 'SNL' in the center of the theater. He's clearly her plus-one," the source added. The pair, who skipped the red carpet, stopped by HBO's afterparty, where a guest said Ben was "very animated" and seemed to be enjoying making folks laugh while Lindsay draped her arm around his shoulder. Now keep reading for more celebrity romance updates this week…
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Audrina Patridge's marriage is over after less than a year. TMZ reports that the reality star-turned-swimwear designer filed to divorce Australian BMX athlete Corey Bohan, whom she married in November 2016, on Sept. 20. According to the site, the split appears to involve domestic violence allegations, as court records show she filed for a temporary restraining order against Corey on Sept. 18. The pair are parents to a daughter, Kirra.
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Has Halle Berry found a new man? It appears so! On Sept. 19, the 51-year-old Oscar winner essentially confirmed that she's dating music super-producer Alexander Grant, aka Alex Da Kid, 35, when she posted an Instagram photo of the two embracing and captioned it, "My balance." "They met over the summer. It's rather new. He has tremendous success in his own right. He produces and he's got real street cred," a source told People a day later. Britain-born Alex has worked with some of the biggest artists in music including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Eminem. Halle and Alex were also photographed at the LOVE magazine x Miu Miu party during London Fashion Week on Sept. 18. This is believed to be Halle's first romance following her divorce from Olivier Martinez. Get it, Halle!
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After nearly 10 years together, it's over for Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen, Us Weekly reported on Sept. 19. "She's full-time back in L.A. He's in Toronto. They've been on the outs for a couple of months," a source told the mag. The couple met on the set of the 2008 sci-fi film "Jumper" and were engaged by December of that year. The incredibly private couple initially called off their engagement in 2010, but reconciled shortly after. In October 2014, Rachel gave birth to the couple's only child, Briar Rose. According to the source, "They are completely, officially done."
After two decades together, Billy Bush and Sydney Davis's romance is over. His rep confirmed the split news in a statement to Us Weekly on Sept. 19, saying, "After almost 20 years of marriage, they have separated for the moment to evaluate their life together. They love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future." The couple tied the knot in 1998 and share three daughters. The split follows a dramatic year for the Bush family following the leak of an old Billy-Donald Trump "Access Hollywood" hot mic tape last fall in which Billy seemed supportive as the now-president made disparaging remarks about women. Billy lost his job at the "Today" in the fallout. We hope the family figures out a way to move forward.
One of the happy tidbits to emerge from the Emmys on Sept. 17 was that "The Handmaid's Tale" star Yvonne Strahovski had secretly gotten married. The actress revealed her wedding news to Jason Kennedy of E! after she arrived on the red carpet with her new husband, actor Tim Loden. Yvonne shared that the couple, who have been together for six years, tied the knot on a hot day in Northern California earlier this summer. Yvonne explained how sweaty that day was: "We ended up jumping in the lake in our suit and gown, just to cool down," she said. "We had a great time." Congrats to the newlyweds!
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres have ended their marriage. Gina was recently spotted kissing another man, which immediately led to speculation she and Laurence were over, especially since the couple, who married in 2002, have not been spotted together publicly since December 2015. On Sept. 19, the New York Post reported that Gina enjoyed an hour-long lunch in Los Angeles with a mystery man, whom she kissed, and wasn't wearing her ring. One day later, the "Suits" star confirmed the split news. "With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year," she told People. "There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected." She added, "Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we're in this together, if not side by side." We are crushed!
Kathie Lee Gifford might be ready to date again following the death of husband Frank Gifford two years ago. In an interview with Prevention Magazine published on Sept. 14, Kathie Lee said, "My mother asked me that just the other day. She said, 'Would you be open to love again?' I said, 'Mom, I'm open to anything the Lord has for me at this point in my life.'" The "Today" show star and Frank were married for 29 years. The 64 year old continued, "[Age] matters for me now, because I do the math for the first time in my life. I'm really aware that time is precious and finite and that I'm going to run out of time for some of the big things I want to do." We are hoping you find happiness, Kathie Lee!
Kate McKinnon has gone public with her lady love! According to Page Six, the "Saturday Night Live" actress celebrated her Emmy win on Sept. 17 alongside girlfriend Jackie Abbott. Jackie is described as "actor, photographer, clown," and her resume reflects that she's a performer with the Upright Citizens Brigade (like Kate). Kate is the first openly lesbian cast member in "SNL" history. Congrats… on the win and the woman!
Where do we even start with this one?! It's a cheating scandal and an extortion scandal all rolled into one! On Sept. 16, Kevin Hart posted a video on Instagram in which he apologized to his pregnant second wife, Eniko Parrish, and his two kids from his first marriage and also told fans, "I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn't. You know, I'm not perfect… I made a bad error in judgment and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did." The next day, it was clear why he'd spoken out: TMZ posted an image of Kevin looking intimate with a mystery woman and revealed it had come from a sexually charged video allegedly shot in Las Vegas in August. TMZ also reported that whoever made the video was trying to get Kevin to pay up millions not to be exposed as an alleged cheater. The FBI has since gotten involved in investigating the extortion plot, and though Kevin hasn't explicitly admitted he was unfaithful to Eniko, that's the conclusion people are drawing. On Sept. 19, Kevin was photographed going to lunch with his wife, who was still wearing her ring, which led to headlines touting how Eniko was standing by her man. One day later, the woman in the video came forward. "My name is Montia Sabbag. I was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago," she told Us Weekly and other outlets at a press conference arranged by her attorney, Lisa Bloom. "Since then, my pictures and my name have been released with lies written about me. I'm not an extortionist. I'm not a stripper. I'm a recording artist and an actress and I have not broken any laws." She also insisted, "I had nothing to do with these recordings."
It appears Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are in the market for a new love nest, and money is no object! On Sept. 18, the New York Post reported that the genetically blessed couple is looking for property in downtown Manhattan, on Park Avenue South, to be exact. "Jennifer and Alex are looking at apartments together that would be large enough for the both of them and their children. Jennifer already has a beautiful place in NoMad, but Alex is currently based in Miami and doesn't have an apartment in the city," a source told the newspaper. The couple has been together since January. The "I'm Real" singer recently told Hola, "I'm in a good relationship. I feel like I can say that for the first time, I don't know, maybe ever. And not that I didn't have great relationships full of love and adventure, but this is the first relationship I've been where I feel like we really make each other better." We're sure they'll be able to find SOMETHING in their budget.
Looks like Colin Jost is smitten with girlfriend Scarlett Johansson because he's finally speaking about her publicly! While solo at the Emmys on Sept. 17, the "Saturday Night Live" star told "Entertainment Tonight," She's wonderful. She's working, so otherwise, she'd be here. She's pretty cool… It's hard to have a lot of complaints, she's pretty awesome." Colin continued, "The first time she hosted was the first year I was a writer on the show. So we've kind of known each other since then… she's the best." Colin and ScarJo, who were first linked after they were spotted making out at an "SNL" afterparty in May, has been seen out together multiple times this summer. Scarlett recently finalized her divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac.
Elizabeth Olsen has made her romance with Robbie Arnett red carpet official. The "Avengers" actress and the musician arrived arm-in-arm to the Gersh Emmy Party in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, according to DailyMail.com. The couple were first rumored to be an item back in March when they were spotted holding hands. The sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and her boyfriend, the lead vocalist for the band Milo Greene, appeared very smitten at the party.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are deep in the throes of wedding planning! The "Woodstock" star and her "Fargo" actor fiance got engaged in January. While making an appearance on "Live With Kelly & Ryan" on Sept. 14, the actress dished, "I never thought I was that person who'd have a Pinterest board. I like doing all of that, pinning things. It's really fun, and because we create it together from the beginning, it's a really nice thing to do together. [The wedding] is going to be so personal and fun. We're having a really good time." Kirsten also confirmed that her dress will be designed by her good friends Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. So happy for these two lovebirds!
Looks like rapper G-Eazy and chanteuse Lana Del Rey are done — but the rapper has been spotted around town with a new singer, Halsey. DailyMail.com reported on Sept. 17 that Lana and G-Eazy were originally going to record the track "Him And I" together, but once the couple split, said a source, "instead he teamed up with Halsey on the song and he's now started dating her." G-Eazy (real name: Gerald Gillum) was linked to Lana in April when the two were spotted at Coachella. G and Halsey have been spotted around town often lately, the report added, most recently during several New York Fashion Week shows.
What exactly is going on with Sofia Richie and Scott Disick?! The 34-year old reality star and the 19-year-old model have been joined at the hip lately. A source told People on Sept. 15, "Scott and Sofia are inseparable. They are spending every day together. Sofia seems smitten." A few days later, Us Weekly reported the two were hooking up. "Things became official over the past week while they were in New York City together," an insider told the magazine. The two have claimed to be platonic friends. In June, Sofia denied a romance, tweeting, "The last time I'm gonna say it. Scott and I are just friends. I'm single and focused on friends, family and work." The source also told People, "It's obvious that she looks up to Scott. She constantly giggles around him. They are very flirty. Scott takes care of her, opens the car door and pays for everything." Sofia was previously linked to Justin Bieber while Scott has three children with Kourtney Kardashian and was most recently linked to another 19 year old, Bella Thorne. We will definitely be keeping our eyes on these two.
Miley Cyrus says she and fiance Liam Hemsworth are in no rush to get married. On Sept. 17, The Sun on Sunday published an interview with Miley in which she revealed, "I don't envision marriage. I'm 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]." The couple, who began dating in 2009 after meeting on the set of "The Last Song," split in 2013 and reconciled in late 2015. The daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus said that the break gave them "space to grow individually." The couple seems to be very happy though, with the star adding, "I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it's possible to get even happier, I'll take it." Good for them!
What is going on with Pamela Anderson and Julian Assange? While the "Baywatch" legend continues to skirt the issue, she did recently say that she "wouldn't call it romance." On Sept. 20, the blonde bombshell spoke with Piers Morgan and spoke openly about the WikiLeaks founder, to whom she's been romantically linked for the last year. Pam, who admitted to most recently visiting Julian in his home inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sept. 19, called him an "amazing person." She even wrote him a love note in June. She told The Sun, "I love Julian. He's one of the most interesting people I have ever met. He's very brave and there's nothing sexier than courage." She continued telling Piers, "I wouldn't call it romance, I already have romance in my life. Can one man do it all?" This may be one of the strangest couplings ever.
It appears that Nas and Nicki Minaj are still going strong! According the TMZ, the rap superstars were spotted having a great time at his 44th birthday party in New York City on Sept. 13. According to sources, TMZ reports, the duo is taking things slowly, though they have been seeing each other more often than the public is aware. Nas was previously married to singer Kelis while Nicki most recently dated rapper Meek Mill.
It looks like Brooklyn Beckham wants the world to know that he and Chloe Grace Moretz have officially reconciled. Brooklyn, who just started college at the Parsons School of Design, posted an Instagram photo on Sept. 17 that shows him watching a movie with the caption, "These nights are my favourite. Missing my girl." Chloe, who split with Brooklyn in 2016, followed up by commenting with a series of emojis.
Congrats are in order for former "Twilight" hunk Kellan Lutz! According to Us Weekly, the vampire hunk and his girlfriend Brittany Gonzales are engaged. The tab reports that on Sept. 21, the couple were overheard discussing their wedding. A source claims, "A woman sitting outside having breakfast shouted Kellan's name and he walked over to her with Brittany. She was congratulating them and asked them if they were getting married in New York or L.A. They walked into the restaurant and when Brittany opened the door I could see her large engagement ring!" Kellan previously dated fellow actress AnnaLynne McCord for 3 years. Congrats to the happy couple!