In Hollywood, the sweetest love stories and most heartbreaking splits aren't always reserved for the big screen. Our favorite stars often ensure that the drama plays out in real life too! Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the biggest celebrity love life stories of August 2017 — the good, the bad and the ugly — starting with the breakup mourned round the world: Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced their plans to legally separate after eight years of marriage in a joint statement that the actress posted on Instagram on Aug. 6. TMZ reported that the funnywoman's desire for a more "traditional" family life (more kids and more time spent together) was at odds with her husband's focus on his booming career. The New York Post, meanwhile, attributed the rift to the couple's tendency to compete over who's funniest and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star's "very, very religious" nature (the "Mom" star is reportedly not religious at all). But then on Aug. 24, Life & Style gave the world hope that a reconciliation could be in the cards when it reported that the duo are secretly working on their relationship. "It's the first time they've ever been in counseling together and it only happened after they split," a source told the tabloid. "They have committed to it. They are trying to keep the pressure low by doing it out of the spotlight, but there is still a lot of love between them." Fingers crossed! Now keep reading for more of the month's biggest celeb love stories…
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom gave the impression that they'd rekindled their romance during an Ed Sheeran concert in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Onlookers observed the duo, who dated for about a year before calling it quits in February, sharing kisses during the show. The pop star was even seen sitting in the actor's lap. But then on Aug. 16, Us Weekly published photos of Orlando looking cozy with a bikini-clad mystery blonde during a day at the beach on Aug. 13.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly dating model Lorena Rae. "They seem like an item," a source told Page Six after spotting the duo together in New York City on Aug. 14. The gossip column added that Leo and Lorena also spent time together in Monaco in May and in Saint-Tropez in July. But a rep for the A-list actor told Page Six that "they're not dating."
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Jennifer Lawrence dished on her nearly year-long romance with Darren Aronofsky in a Vogue interview that went live on Aug. 9. "We had energy. I had energy for him. I don't know how he felt about me," said the actress, who revealed that she and her "mother!" director took their relationship to the next level after they wrapped shooting the thriller. "[For] the past year, I've been dealing with him as just a human," she said. Added J.Law, "I've been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I'm never confused with him."
Kendall Jenner has reportedly moved on from A$AP Rocky with basketball star Blake Griffin, with whom she was spotted on several occasions in August. "They weren't all over each other, but they were inseparable," a source told Page Six of the duo's behavior during one public outing. It was widely believed that the model and the rapper, to whom she was first linked in 2016, were still an item. They'd been linked as recently as July.
The National Enquirer reported in mid-August that Olivia Munn and Chris Pine have reignited their brief 2010 romance. "They've been meeting up for sexy dinner dates and getting back to being something more than friends," a source told the tabloid (as reported by Celebitchy on Aug. 18). "Olivia's finally gotten over Aaron [Rodgers] after their April [breakup]. Chris is on a high from his soaring career, and she's feeling ready to date again!" Career obligations reportedly played a role in their initial split, but things are different now for the duo (pictured in December 2009). "This time they seem more than ready for a relationship," added the National Enquirer source.
In an exclusive statement to E! News published on Aug. 25, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi announced they they'd called it quits five months after getting engaged on the season finale of "The Bachelor." "It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement," the former couple said. "We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn't been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other."
Us Weekly reported on Aug. 7 that Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife had called it quits less than two months after they were first linked. "They went on a couple of fun dates," a source told the tabloid. "It fizzled out weeks ago. She's happily single and has a lot going on."
The New York Post reported that on Aug. 3, "The Real Housewives of New York" star LuAnn de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino filed a joint divorce petition after just eight months of marriage. "It's with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce. We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!" LuAnn wrote, confirming the news on Twitter. "She is sad, but she was the one who made the decision to file," a source told People magazine of the breakup, in which Tom's rumored fidelity issues played a major role.
Joshua Jackson has reportedly moved on from his mid-2016 split from Diane Kruger after more than a decade as a couple. The "Dawson's Creek" alum was photographed looking particularly comfortable with model-stylist Shafia West at a Los Angeles-area farmers market on Aug. 20. The beauty is reportedly in the middle of divorce proceedings after filing papers to end her marriage in May.
In Touch reported on Aug. 16 that Helen Hunt had split from writer-producer Matthew Carnahan after 16 years together. "The breakup was very messy," a source told the tabloid. "[Helen] was convinced Matthew had strayed." Added the source, "She had been suspicious for a long time that something was wrong. But he insisted he didn't betray her." Meanwhile, a People magazine source said that the duo "have had trouble getting along for several years." Helen and Matthew have a 13-year-old daughter, Makena.
The Mail on Sunday reported on Aug. 5 that Amber Heard and tech billionaire Elon Musk had called it quits after a year together. "It's all over between Amber and Elon and she's devastated. It was his decision. He ended it a week ago. He'd heard certain things about her behavior that didn't sit well with him," said a source. Elon took to Instagram to confirm the news: "Btw, just to clear up some of the press storm this weekend, although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another. Long distance relationship when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds," he wrote. "Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times," echoed the actress on her own Instagram account.
Us Weekly reported on Aug. 18 that Sarah Hyland and Dominic Sherwood had called it quits after two years as a couple. "They are still friends and have respect for one another," a source told the tabloid of the "Modern Family" actress and the "Shadowhunters" star, who first met while shooting 2014's "Vampire Academy."
Avril Lavigne has officially moved on after her 2015 split from Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger. E! News reported on Aug. 8 that the singer and producer J.R. Rotem, who once dated Britney Spears, have taken their professional relationship to the next level. "Lately, they've started hanging out socially and there's definitely chemistry there," a source told the outlet. "They're both so passionate about music. They've been out a few times now and things seem to be headed in a romantic direction." The duo were spotted holding hands on Aug. 7 and were photographed dining together in West Hollywood on Aug. 13 (pictured).
On Aug. 14, TMZ reported that Mel B has moved on from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte with a Beverly Hills police officer. However, by Aug. 30, it was confirmed that Mel B had pulled the plug on her "low-key" relationship. The cop's current wife — yes, he's still married — reportedly went after Mel B on social media. For her part, the Spice Girl then blocked the woman and broke up with her new man. This girl has no time for drama!
Bethenny Frankel has reconciled with banker Dennis Shields, from whom she split in early 2017 after a year of dating. A source told E! News in an Aug. 21 report that the duo "took some time apart because both were going through their divorces." Added the source, "They gave each other a little bit of space and now they're back together having fun."
Simone Biles took to Instagram on Aug. 22 to confirm that she's dating fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin — her first boyfriend! "Always smiling with you," she captioned a photo of them together.
Carmen Electra told Life & Style that she hasn't ruled out the prospect of reconciling with ex-husband Dave Navarro, to whom she was married from 2003 to 2007. "We [recently] hung out for a little bit. It was really, really good to see him," she said during an interview that the tabloid published on Aug. 24. "We have this connection and we understand each other so well." Added the model-actress, "Getting back together? Who knows. You never know what can happen in the future. He's a great guy… Maybe we'll surprise everybody and get married again! I'll definitely say that we have a love for each other that is beyond what I can even explain."
Val Chmerkovskiy confirmed to "The Insider" on Aug. 16 that things are getting serious between him and rekindled love Jenna Johnson, from whom he initially split in 2016. "I'm in a great place and I'm in love," he said. The "Dancing With the Stars" pro reunited with his former love after parting ways with Amber Rose earlier this year. Jenna even went as Val's date to his brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy's July wedding to Peta Murgatroyd.
Miles Teller proposed to his girlfriend of four years, Keleigh Sperry, during an African safari. The bride-to-be's sister, Christie Sperry York, announced the engagement on Instagram on Aug. 21. "These 2 got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend," she captioned a slideshow of photos of the duo during their engagement trip.
"Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder took to Twitter on Aug. 11 to announce that her New York City-based boyfriend, Patrick Meagher, dumped her on their fourth anniversary. "Broken up with on our anniversary after I planned a trip for us to Mexico. Call me Carrie Bradshaw," she tweeted.
Savannah Chrisley and basketball player Luke Kennard have called it quits after four months as a couple. "The last 4 months I've been dating Luke have been great but as a young woman of faith I made the decision that with where Luke and I both are in our careers, it was best to part as friends rather than deal with the pressures of wondering if you are the only one," the reality TV star said in a statement to E! News that the outlet published on Aug. 18.
TMZ reported on Aug. 10 that Evelyn Lozada and former baseball star Carl Crawford had called it quits. A rep for the "Basketball Wives" star said that the duo, who got engaged in 2013, actually split back in February after Evelyn became suspicious that Carl had been unfaithful. They have a 3-year-old son.