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 January 2020, starting with this comely couple… On Jan. 22 — just 10 days after they first sparked reconciliation rumors — E! News reported that Channing Tatum and Jessie J are "fully back together." Two days later, the duo, who briefly split in late 2019, took a big step forward in their rekindled relationship: They made their official red carpet debut at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala in Los Angeles. That same night, Channing — who reportedly joined Raya, an exclusive dating app for the rich and famous, during their romantic hiatus — took to Instagram to gush about Jessie: "Sculpture of magic," he captioned a photo of the singer. Now keep reading for more of the month's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Multiple media outlets reported on Jan. 17 that Rihanna and Saudi Arabian billionaire Hassan Jameel recently called it quits after nearly three years of coupledom. In the wake of the breakup news, the superstar spent time with two former flames: longtime pal and "Fashion Killa" collaborator A$AP Rocky, whom she was seen smooching in 2013, and off-and-on love Drake. Despite the rumor mill's eagerness to attach the superstar to one of her exes, it does not appear that she's dating either of the rappers … for now!
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Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader confirmed rumors they're a couple by posing together on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Jan. 5. Michelle Williams and her new fiancé, Thomas Kail, also made their big debut at the annual award show.
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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik sparked reconciliation rumors on Jan. 11 when they were caught on camera walking arm-in-arm in New York City on the way to a joint birthday party for the singer and the model's mother, Yolanda Hadid. Also on hand for the A-list affair? Gigi's sister, Bella Hadid, and Dua Lipa, who's dating Gigi and Bella's brother, Anwar Hadid. Two days later, Us Weekly reported that the off-and-on couple of several years "got back together very recently" after "trying to make it work for three months."
Julianne Hough and her husband of two years, Brooks Laich, spent the first few days of the New Year sparking speculation they'd called it quits over the holidays. (She was pictured sans wedding ring several times throughout the month, while he cryptically wrote about "stepping into a new chapter in my life" in a Jan. 7 Instagram post.) On Jan. 8, People magazine reported that the couple have been "having problems for months." Us Weekly, meanwhile, reported that the pair "definitely have been going through a rough patch."
On Jan. 14, Us Weekly broke the news that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler called it quits late last year. A week later, she was seen sharing a dinner date with Kyle Kuzma, who was linked to Kendall Jenner in mid-2019. The actress and the Los Angeles Lakers power forward have been exchanging likes and friendly comments on Instagram lately.
Pamela Anderson and "A Star is Born" producer Jon Peters, who's 22 years her senior, tied the knot in Malibu on Jan. 20. The duo first dated in the late '80s, "remained flirty" over the years and reconnected following her mid-2019 split from French soccer star Adil Rami.
In an interview with NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday" that aired on Jan. 26, Selena Gomez — who was talking about her new album, "Rare" — alleged that she was the victim of emotional abuse during her lengthy on-off relationship with fellow pop star Justin Bieber. While speaking about the inspiration for her new hit single "Lose You to Love Me," Selena explained, "I felt I didn't get a respectful closure, and I had accepted that, but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said. It's not a hateful song; it's a song that is saying — I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn't that. It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over. And I felt like this was a great way to just say, you know, it's done, and I understand that, and I respect that, and now here I am stepping into a whole other chapter." The journalist conducting the interview, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, asked Selena to confirm that she was talking about Justin — who married Hailey Baldwin just a few months after his final split from Selena nearly two years ago. Selena did. She went on to say, "It's dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I'm not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse." When asked if she meant emotional abuse, she also confirmed that. "Yes, and I think that it's something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible."
On Jan. 14, Page Six broke the news that Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance with Kaia Gerber had come to an end after the "Saturday Night Live" star's intensity became "overwhelming" for the teen model. Around the same time, E! News reported that the duo hadn't had a lot of contact since late 2019, when the funnyman entered a program to help him deal with his mental health issues.
Jesse Metcalfe was caught on camera getting cozy with two different women — Hungarian model Livia Pillmann and Australian actress Jade Albany Pietrantonio — during two separate outings in the Los Angeles area on Jan. 20. In the days that followed, there were conflicting reports about whether or not he and his love of the last decade, Cara Santana — to whom he got engaged in 2016 — were on a break or officially broken up when he started spending time with the other women. The longtime couple posed together on the red carpet at The Art of Elysium's annual Heaven gala on Jan. 4 during which Cara described their relationship as "just easy." Jesse referred to her as his fiancée as recently as Jan. 15, contradicting reports that they split early in the month.
It's the real deal! Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks confirmed recent speculation that they're a couple when they were caught on camera kissing on the beach along Australia's Byron Bay in early January. (Australian tabloid New Idea published the photos on Jan. 13.)
Porsha Williams' fiancé, Dennis McKinley, sparked speculation that he's stepping out on her (again) when he was caught on camera grabbing a late-night bite with four young women at an Atlanta diner in the wee hours (4 a.m., to be exact!) of Jan. 4. "Dennis was the only man in the group and all of the women were flirting with him. … It was like he was on a date with all of them," said a spy, adding that one of the women "had her head on his shoulder" and another was overheard saying that she met the restauranteur when he "slid into her DMs" on Instagram. On the Jan. 19 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Porsha played coy when asked to comment on the latest drama with her off-and-on love, saying only that she and Dennis are "working on our relationship" and "figuring it out." She also asked fans to pray for them.
Sightings of Kendall Jenner and off-and-on love Ben Simmons became increasingly frequent this month, seemingly confirming reports from late last year that they're giving their relationship another go.
On Jan. 8, DailyMail.com published a bombshell report alleging that Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville have been at odds since late last year because the "Drinking and Tweeting" writer told their "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-stars that they had an affair during the first half of 2019. In the days that followed, there were conflicting reports about what exactly Brandi said, whether or not she and Denise really hooked up and what Denise told Brandi about the state of her marriage to Aaron Phypers. (According to one report, Denise told Brandi that she and Aaron have an open relationship.)
Nikki Bella and Artem Chiqvintsev took to Instagram on Jan. 3 to announce that they got engaged late last year.
Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden were photographed holding hands after visiting a grocery store near her home in London on Jan. 8, seemingly confirming rumors (which have persisted since late 2018) that the "Mary Queen of Scots" co-stars are a couple.
Paris Hilton is dating author-entrepreneur Carter Reum — a longtime friend of the Hilton family — multiple media outlets reported after the pair were seen kissing and cuddling at a Golden Globes afterparty on Jan. 5. Later in the month, Us Weekly reported that the duo are "extremely serious" and that a "proposal and wedding could happen very quickly."
Hannah Brown took to her Instagram Story on Jan. 20 to shoot down rumors that she and Peter Weber — who vied for her heart on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" last year — are now a couple following her surprise appearance on the first two episodes of season 24 of "The Bachelor." During a Q&A with fans from her gynecologist's office, the former star of "The Bachelorette" said that she's single … and has been for a while. "Am I dating anyone? Nope," she wrote, adding that "there's no way" she could be pregnant. Meanwhile, on Jan. 17, her ex-fiancé, Jed Wyatt, dropped a love song inspired by his new girlfriend, model Ellen Decker — his first relationship following his extremely controversial time on "The Bachelorette."
In early January, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman sparked rumors that he'd taken his relationship with his personal assistant of more than two decades, a woman named Moon Angell, to the next level following the June 2019 death of his wife, Beth Chapman. (His daughter, Lyssa Chapman, fueled the rumors by bashing Moon on social media.) Dog, however, told Radar Online that he and Moon are just friends.
Sienna Miller sparked speculation that she and her boyfriend of a little more than a year, Lucas Zwirner, are engaged by sporting the same massive diamond sparkler several times over the course of the first half of January. (See it here.) The ring was noticeably absent when the actress walked the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Jan. 5.
Getting serious! Sean Penn and his much younger girlfriend of more than three years, Leila George, made their official red carpet debut as a couple at the CORE Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. 15.
On the Jan. 19 episode of her "Intimate Knowledge" podcast, former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Meghan King Edmonds alleged that her estranged husband, retired MLB player Jim Edmonds, is now dating a woman they once had a threesome with. She also implied that the woman — who's since been identified as former Playboy model Kortnie O'Connor — had an affair with Jim while they were still married. The allegations sparked a war of words between the former couple, with Jim alleging that it was actually Meghan who carried on with other women outside of the marriage.
Kathy Griffin and longtime love Randy Bick tied the knot at their home in Hollywood just after midnight on New Year's Day. The duo exchanged vows in a 14-minute ceremony officiated by Lily Tomlin, during which the bride donned a white Diane Von Furstenberg gown — the very same dress she wore on her first date with Randy back in 2011.
Nicole Scherzinger and Scottish rugby player Thom Evans confirmed they're a couple by posing together on the red carpet at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills on Jan. 5. (Later that night, she also made their relationship Instagram official.) The pair first sparked romance rumors after Thom competed on the British reality show "The X Factor: Celebrity" — on which Nicole serves as a judge — in late 2019.
On Jan. 2, People magazine broke the news that Peter Facinelli proposed to girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison during their holiday vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico.
There's a new woman in Glen Powell's life: The "Hidden Figures" actor was seen packing on the PDA while frolicking on the beach with Sports Illustrated model Gigi Paris in Punta Mita, Mexico, on Jan. 19.
Multiple media outlets reported in mid-January that Millie Bobby Brown is dating Joseph Robinson, the 17-year-old son of British rugby star Jason Robinson. He's been posting increasingly affectionate photos with the 15-year-old "Stranger Things" star on social media since November.
People magazine reported on Jan. 13 that Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel are giving their relationship another shot. The father of two, however, painted a slightly different picture of his relationship with his off-and-on love while engaging with a fan on Twitter: "We're doing some things together because it makes the kids very happy to see us getting along. And in this matter, our interests are perfectly aligned," he tweeted.
In this month's Bachlor Nation news… Us Weekly reported on Jan. 16 that John Paul Jones is dating model Victoria Rose Strehlow following his late-2019 split from "Bachelor in Paradise" co-star Tayshia Adams. Their other co-star, Demi Burnett, revealed on Twitter on Jan. 21 that she's dating "a guy with a lot of tattoos" following her late-2019 split from Kristian Haggerty. Us Weekly reported on Jan. 15 that Luke Parker — who notoriously sex-shamed Hannah Brown after competing for her heart on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" last year — is dating Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Caitlin Beadles. Mike Johnson shot down rumors that he's dating Maurissa Gunn — whom Peter Weber sent home on the first episode of season 24 of "The Bachelor — after they were seen dining together in Atlanta on Jan. 6. Caila Quinn and her boyfriend of two years, Nick Burrello, got engaged on Jan. 2 during a family vacation in Sarasota, Florida, they told Us Weekly. And actress January Jones finally admitted that she and Bachelor Nation's Nick Viall briefly dated after they first connected in late 2017.