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 July 2018, starting with the biggest whirlwind romance of the year: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got engaged in the Bahamas on July 7, just weeks after they rekindled their off-and-on romance. Now keep reading for more of the month's biggest celeb love life updates…
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During an interview for the cover of Vanity Fair, which hit the Internet on July 26, Michelle Williams revealed that she secretly married singer-songwriter Phil Elverum, who performs under the name Mount Eerie, earlier this month. The duo tied the knot in front of a small group of friends and family, including their daughters, in the Adirondacks. The family of Michelle's late ex, Heath Ledger, is thrilled for Michelle and Heath's daughter, Matilda. "We are terribly happy, it is great," the actor's father, Kim Ledger, told The Goss on July 29.
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth weathered breakup rumors throughout the month. In early July, a source told Radar Online that the couple have been "hanging by a thread for months" and called them "as good as broken up." Then in mid-July, OK! Australia claimed that the duo called off wedding plans because they couldn't agree on when to start a family. According to the report, the "Independence Day: Resurgence" star is ready to get married and have kids now but the singer-actress just isn't there yet, leaving her beau "heartbroken." But Miley and Liam presented a united front in the wake of the breakup rumors. They were spotted together at the Nashville airport on July 18, and the following day, the actor took to his Instagram Story to share a video of himself kidding around with Miley during a car ride.
In late July, multiple media outlets reported that Josh Duhamel and Eiza Gonzalez called it quits after just months of dating. People magazine reported that their "tough" work schedules were to blame, but according to "Entertainment Tonight," there was more at play than just that: "She was looking for a serious relationship and wanted a life partner. He wasn't at that point," said a source. The "ET" insider also claimed that the "Transformers" star isn't over his 2017 split from Fergie: "Josh and Fergie's breakup is still very raw and painful for him," said the source. "He worked hard to move on from his eight-year marriage and Eiza was a wonderful companion for him during a very difficult time. … After Josh and Fergie split, he wasn't expecting to get involved with anyone so soon and, in the end, Josh didn't have the same goals as Eiza. … Josh and Fergie have been talking often. He has done everything to keep their parenting relationship intact, but he also misses her." Added the insider, "Some of their friends are relieved that the relationship with Eiza is over and hope one day Fergie and Josh will work it out."
Page Six reported on July 14 that Matt Lauer and his estranged wife, Annette Roque, are in the final stages of their multimillion-dollar divorce, which a source described as "imminent." Us Weekly also reported on the divorce, with an insider revealing that the disgraced former "Today" show host is expected to fork over around $50 million in a settlement to his ex. According to the Us Weekly source, Annette will walk away from the marriage with the former couple's horse farm, their current residence and a one-time payment of $25 million. "Matt is furious he is essentially handing over half of his net worth to Annette. But he wants it over with," said the insider.
Us Weekly reported on July 3 that Jennifer Aniston has started dating again — and two men are actually competing for her affections. One is a tech titan she met through a close friend. "He recently split from his wife and is trying to win over Jen," said a source. The second man is "an industry creative she met when they started working on a project together several months ago," said a second source.
Halsey took to her Instagram Story on July 3 to announce that she and G-Eazy called it quits after almost a year of dating. In the weeks that followed, she made headlines on several occasions for her public declarations of sadness over their failed romance. The rapper, meanwhile, made headlines for a much different reason…
Multiple media outlets reported on July 15 that Demi Lovato and G-Eazy were dating after a photo surfaced purportedly depicting the duo holding hands outside Warwick nightclub in Los Angeles. (The pair's faces are not visible in the shot.) Metro reported that the alleged couple arrived at the club at 1 a.m. and left together at 2:30 a.m. But TMZ reported on July 16 that according to their sources, "The two were not together." On July 18, G-Eazy told "Entertainment Tonight" on the ESPY Awards red carpet that Demi is "just a friend."
Selena Gomez was linked to Caleb Stevens — the younger brother of her best friend, Raquelle — after they were photographed visiting the same cabin in upstate New York on July 11. The next day, Caleb joined Selena on the set of her upcoming horror-comedy "The Dead Don't Die." But People magazine reported that the duo are "absolutely only friends" and definitely "not dating."
In June, there were reports that Rihanna dumped her billionaire beau of more than a year, Hassan Jameel, because she "just got tired of him." But on July 6, the duo were caught on camera engaging in a verbal altercation while vacationing together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On July 11, the singer took to Instagram to seemingly make light of the situation by sharing a photo of a lioness roaring at a cowering male lion, which she captioned, "when u think u know more bout soccer 😼💪🏿 #worldcup2018."
Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, made headlines on July 16 when he seemingly slut-shamed her by leaving an eyebrow-raising comment on a photo of the reality TV star rocking a revealing bikini that she posted on Instagram. The male model left a since-deleted comment asking, "thats what you need to show to get likes?" E! News reported that Younes often gets jealous and has a tendency to react emotionally when he misses his long-distance love, who reportedly "doesn't appreciate Younes posting his feelings in a public forum and being impulsive." TMZ added that the reality star's social media habits have caused problems for her and her beau in the past: When the duo briefly split in March, it was because "there was some tension over Instagram."
Who is KiKi? That's the question everyone asked after Drake released "In My Feelings" on July 10. In the weeks that followed, a lead contender emerged: K'yanna Barber. The Oakland resident, who briefly dated Drizzy in 2016 and 2017 after meeting backstage at one of his shows, did little to quiet the speculation, tweeting "KB DO U LUV ME?" and "my name Kiki b—-." Adding fuel to the rumors that K'yanna is KiKi and KB, she and Drake partied together at Delilah in West Hollywood on July 15. (A female friend posted and then deleted a video of the duo hanging out at the nightclub.)
Jill Zarin is dating again following the death of her husband of 17 years, Bobby Zarin, in January. On July 7, the reality TV star took in Wimbledon with clothing executive Gary Brody, with whom she attended the premiere of "Gotti" in New York City on June 14 (pictured). The star of "The Real Housewives of New York City" released a statement to People magazine shooting down a tabloid report that she started dating Gary as soon as Bobby died and clarifying that she "just started accepting a few dinner dates after much thought." Said Jill, "I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again." She added that she and Gary were "friends first and still are" and that their relationship is "still evolving."
Elle Macpherson also has a new man: disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefield (pictured in 2007), who infamously falsely linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine with autism and bowel disease in a 1998 report. The duo were photographed kissing while grocery shopping in Miami on July 14. The pair reportedly started dating in 2017 after the supermodel finalized her divorce from her second husband and the anti-vaxxer split from his wife.
In other new boo news: Page Six reported on July 11 that Luann de Lesseps is dating her married agent, Rich Super, who recently filed for divorce. At the time, they'd reportedly been seeing each other "for a few weeks" and things were getting serious. "He's smitten with her, and she's very excited about it," said a source. "It's very, very new [but they're] exploring it," chimed in a second insider. Rich has reportedly been representing Luann for several months. It's unclear if they're still dating in the wake of her return to rehab.
Shannon Beador is dating real estate developer Scot Matteson, who made his debut on her Instagram page on July 17. A few days later, her "The Real Housewives of Orange County" co-star Kelly Dodd confirmed to Us Weekly that "Shannon has a boyfriend."
On July 1, Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole confirmed in nearly identical social media posts that they'd called it quits after two and a half years of coupledom. The duo share a 15-month-old son, Bear.
Caitlyn Jenner's constant companion and rumored girlfriend, 22-year-old Sophia Hutchins, cryptically addressed their relationship — stopping just short of confirming they are, in fact, in a committed romantic relationship — while fielding questions from followers on her Instagram Story on July 11. When asked if she's in a relationship, Sophia responded, "Oh yes!" along with the heart-eyes emoji — though she never said with whom. "It's a new experience but it's definitely worth it," she said when asked how criticism of her relationship with Caitlyn affects her. Another follower asked outright, "R u and Caitlyn dating? Also do you have any pets?" Sophia replied, "Sorry busy doing my makeup … of course! We have our little Bertha." (It's unclear, however, if she meant "of course" they're dating or "of course" she has a dog.) When another follower asked if Sophia and Caitlyn are "getting married," the blonde replied with two bride emojis — perhaps to represent herself and her girlfriend. And when yet another follower asked if they're engaged, Sophia responded, "I'll show you the ring when I am."
Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner (Jared Kushner's younger brother) got engaged after five and a half years of coupledom. The model announced the news on Instagram on July 24.
On July 11, Radar Online reported that Larry David's daughter Cazzie David has moved on from Pete Davidson with John F. Kennedy's only grandson, Harvard Law School student Jack Schlossberg. The duo reportedly "started hanging out" earlier this summer while spending time in Martha's Vineyard, though it's not serious because Jack is "hanging out with different people" and is "not looking for a relationship."
On July 3, Nia Vardalos filed to divorce actor Ian Gomez after nearly 25 years of marriage. The "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star listed their date of separation as June 29, 2017, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
On July 2, Lucy Hale and Ryan Rottman (right) were photographed holding hands in Los Angeles. The PDA-filled outing signaled that the "Pretty Little Liars" alum and her "Life Sentence" co-star, Riley Smith, had called it quits after a few months of dating.
Ashley Greene and Paul Khoury tied the knot at the Nestldown retreat in Los Gatos, California, on July 6. Robert Pattinson, Aaron Paul and his wife, Evan Ross, Josh Duhamel and then-girlfriend Eiza Gonzales, Cara Santana, Tom Welling and Sean Faris were among the more than 100 guests who attended the outdoor nuptials.
There's a new man in Lena Dunham's life. On July 12, the "Girls" creator got caught on camera embracing a mystery man after they were involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles. (Later that day, Lena had a platonic get-together with ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff.) On July 17, she and her mystery man were photographed holding hands and kissing during a coffee run in L.A.
Lauren Alaina and model Alex Hopkins, who started dating in 2012, are engaged. The country cutie announced the news on Instagram on July 21.
Amber Rose has a new beau too: NBA player Monte Morris, who's more than a decade younger than her. The duo were photographed holding hands at Universal Studios in Hollywood on July 15. TMZ reported that the couple met through mutual friends more than a year ago but only started hooking up last month. Things between the model and the Denver Nuggets point guard are reportedly serious: According to TMZ, they're already in an exclusive, committed relationship.
Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin prompted romance rumors in mid-July when they started sharing photos of themselves together on their Instagram Stories. They seemingly confirmed they're an item by attending a special screening of "Puzzle" together in New York City on July 24.
On July 12, Chloe Bennet confirmed on Twitter that she's dating Logan Paul. Nine days later, the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." actress and the controversial YouTube star made their red carpet debut during Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con bash in San Diego.