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 March 2020, starting with this comely couple… Since debuting their relationship in Cuba in early March, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been practically attached at the hip. On March 13, the A-list actor even joined his new girlfriend as she went house hunting in the Los Angeles area. In late March — once PDA-packed sightings of the "Deep Water" co-stars had become commonplace — Us Weekly reported that the actress is "very happy" with her new beau. "She loves spending time with him and they have great chemistry and a lot of fun together," said a source. Earlier in the month, another Us Weekly source confirmed that the pair are "officially dating" and said that Ben's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, is "supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship." Now keep reading for more of the month's biggest celeb love life updates…
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On March 25, Us Weekly broke the news that Demi Lovato and former "The Young and the Restless" star Max Ehrich are an item. The duo were snapped grocery shopping together twice in mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic. Then on March 28, the singer-actress accidentally crashed her new beau's Instagram Live: She could be seen adorably bringing him a blanket as he played a few notes at the piano before frantically mouthing to her, "I'm on Live." She then laughed, covered her face with the blanket and ducked off-screen.
On March 25, TMZ identified the mystery man Ariana Grande was seen smooching at a bar in the Los Angeles area in early February: He's her new boyfriend, high-end real estate agent Dalton Gomez. According to the webloid, they've "been seeing each other for several months now." On March 3, Us Weekly reported that the singer-actress and Mikey Foster, who were first linked in August, were "not dating anymore."
On March 23, Us Weekly confirmed rumors that Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail recently tied the knot. The duo, who are currently expecting their first child together, sparked whispers that they'd secretly wed when DailyMail.com published photos of them wearing what appeared to be wedding bands during separate mid-March outings in New York City.
Season 24 of "The Bachelor" came to an end on March 10 with Peter Weber popping the question to Hannah Ann Sluss in Australia right before the holidays … after Madison Prewett walked away from the competition over her realization that her devoutly Christian lifestyle is just too different from the pilot's. Hannah Ann happily accepted Peter's proposal but called things off with him a couple months later (in January) when she realized he couldn't fully commit to her emotionally because he still had feelings for Madison. (She later described herself as "very blindsided" by the breakup.) In February — after Hannah Ann dumped him — Peter reunited with Madi. On the live portion of the March 10 finale — their first time seeing each other since their brief reunion — they presented a united front and said that they intended to continue dating and working on their relationship. But then just two days later, he announced on Instagram that they "mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further." Then on March 13, Peter finally made it clear that he and "The Bachelor" producer Julie LaPlaca — to whom he was linked in February — were never an item. But that wasn't the end of Pilot Pete… On March 24, he was snapped getting flirty with Kelley Flanagan — who made it into the final five while competing for his heart on "The Bachelor" — in Chicago. Earlier in the month, another former star of "The Bachelor," Nick Viall, sparked rumors that he and Kelley were an item when he took to Instagram to share a photo of them together. On the March 18 episode of his "The Viall Files" podcast, he admitted there's nothing going on between them. Meanwhile, during a joint March 22 Instagram Live, former "The Bachelor" co-stars Mike Johnson and Connor Saeli — who both competed for Hannah Brown's heart on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" — sparked rumors that there's something romantic going on between Connor and Madison following her split from Peter. According to an E! News source, however, Connor simply slid into Madison's DMs "sending her words of support" after she and Peter parted ways. "It was purely platonic," said the insider, adding that "no further conversations happened after" that. (Madi later confirmed that report on Instagram Live, saying that she and Connor "are not together" and that she's "not with anyone right now."
Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron spent March fueling rumors that they'd reconnected romantically after previously dating on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" in 2019. After the male model's mother died suddenly in late February, the former pageant queen became a fixture at his side. On March 18, however, Life & Style reported that, according to Hannah's father, she and Tyler are just friends. Meanwhile, an Us Weekly source acknowledged that the duo are "great friends" who "have a lot of fun together" but teased that their relationship status is subject to change: "Guys and girls can be friends without it being romantic," said the insider. "Could something happen down the line? Sure."
Brad Pitt got tongues wagging after he was caught on camera watching a March 7 Thundercat concert in Los Angeles while seated next to a beautiful "mystery woman" … who was later identified as his longtime pal Alia Shawkat. TMZ published video of the duo, who also sparked romance rumors late last year, looking comfortable together while taking in the show but later reported that they're "not dating" and that their relationship is "not romantic" but "strictly platonic."
It's time for another round of conflicting reports about the nature of Kylie Jenner's relationship with Travis Scott! On March 8, "Entertainment Tonight" reported that, according to a source, they were officially back together and had been "for about a month." The alleged insider said that the pair "took a break last year because they both had so much going on" and "couldn't fully focus on what it took to make the relationship work" but that now, "they're better able to handle it." TMZ, however, painted a slightly different picture of the relationship. After initially reporting on March 8 that the makeup mogul and the rapper were "officially a thing again" and had been "for several weeks now," the webloid backpedaled, reporting that the duo are "simply co-parenting" their daughter, Stormi Webster, and "support each other as friends" but are "not currently linked romantically." Then during a March 24 Instagram Live, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's oldest child, son Mason, said that his billionaire aunt and her former beau "are not back together."
In late March, Halsey sparked rumors that she split from Evan Peters and got back together with her ex, Yungblud, after she deleted all but one photo of the "American Horror Story" star (a Valentine's Day tribute) from her Instagram. Further complicating the matter, the "Without Me" chart-topper took to her Instagram Story on March 22 to share a photo of her "first crack at making a Sunday dinner" — a traditional English Sunday roast including a Yorkshire pudding. She added a hashtag reading "Yorkshire Certified." Just minutes later, Yungblud — who was born in Yorkshire, England — shared the food snap on his own Instagram Story, adding the words "can confirm," along with the checkmark emoji and a heart emoji. His post seemed to imply that he sampled the meal himself. Halsey and Evan were first linked in the summer of 2019 — around the time she and Yungblud called it quits.
In a March 21 YouTube video, Jenelle Evans confirmed recent rumors (which she previously denied) that she and husband David Eason are back together. The former "Teen Mom" star also defended her hubby against rumors that he's abusive and confirmed reports that she moved back into their home in North Carolina after spending time in Nashville during their separation. In other "Teen Mom" romance news… Kailyn Lowry revealed in mid-March that her off-and-on boyfriend, Chris Lopez, was secretly seeing his high school girlfriend throughout their relationship. Chris, who shares son Lux with the reality star and is the father of her unborn fourth child, denied the allegations.
During an interview with The New York Times that hit the Internet on March 19, Sean Larkin said that he and Lana Del Rey are no longer an item. The duo were first linked in September, went Instagram official in December and made their red carpet debut in January.
On March 22, Nina Dobrev and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White were caught on camera going for a bike ride in Malibu. According to Page Six, which published the pics, the pair were seen kissing before they started cycling, and "it seemed to look like more than a friendly kiss." They were also seen together back in January. An E! News source said that the duo "have been spending a lot of time together recently" but noted that "their relationship doesn't have an official title right now."
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell tied the knot at Australia Zoo on March 25. The animal activist noted on Instagram that they opted to exchange vows in an extremely intimate ceremony — rather than with the larger event they originally had planned — due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Speaking of changed wedding plans…
In March, several celebs made the difficult decision to adjust their wedding plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Emma Stone and her fiancé, Dave McCary, were planning to tie the knot in Los Angeles in late March but postponed their nuptials just days before they were set to say "I do." … People magazine reported on March 11 that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who planned to tie the knot in Japan in June, postponed their wedding plans (again) even though the pop star was really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant. They'll now reportedly wait to wed until after their baby arrives. … During an interview with "Extra" that popped up online on March 24, Dennis Quaid revealed that he and his fiancée, Laura Savoie, planned to tie the knot in a "nice and small" ceremony at Craig T. Nelson's home in Kauai on April 4 but are now considering doing "something closer to home" at a later date. … Multiple media outlets reported on March 18 that Princess Beatrice and her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are considering postponing or downscaling their May 29 nuptials — The Sun even reported that they're planning to push the wedding to 2021. … On March 18, Lala Kent released a statement announcing that she and her fiancé, Randall Emmett, are now planning to tie the knot in July. They originally intended to exchange vows in Newport Beach, California, on April 18. Meanwhile, her "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Stassi Schroeder — who's been planning to marry her fiancé, Beau Clark, in Rome, Italy, in October — sarcastically tweeted on March 26, "So planning a wedding that may be nonexistent is fun." … During a March 24 Instagram Live, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers said that they're "just going to wait until the last minute" to determine whether or not they need to reschedule their July nuptials. Because their venue is booked through the end of the year, if they're forced to move their wedding date, they won't be able to say "I do" until 2021. … The Daily Mail reported on March 20 that Duchess Kate's brother, James Middleton, has abandoned his plans to marry his fiancée, Alizee Thevenet, over the summer. … The Sun reported that Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is reevaluating his plans to marry Debbie Gwyther in July on Italy's Amalfi Coast. … And former "Basketball Wives" personality Gloria Govan told People magazine that she and Los Angeles Lakers star Derek Fisher are no longer planning to wed in April.
Tiffany Haddish again sparked speculation that she and Common are an item when she took to Instagram on March 13 to share a photo of herself and the rapper-actor celebrating his birthday with a paint-and-pour class. "Happy Birthday to My Friend @common!!!" she wrote in the caption. Interestingly, although the actress made a point of calling Common her pal, Tina Lawson commented, "Beautiful couple." Then on the March 20 episode of "The Real," Tiffany maintained that it's all platonic between them. "That's my friend," she said. "He been my friend for a while. But if he wants to date me, I will date him." She then quickly changed the subject by asking co-host Jeannie Mai, who's dating Jeezy, for tips on how to "date a rapper."
In early March, Amanda Bynes stoked speculation that she and her fiancé, Paul Michael, had called it quits when she suddenly scrubbed all traces of him from her Instagram. On March 8, InTouch reported that the duo had, in fact, broken up — and that Paul confirmed the news himself, saying that in spite of the split, he still loves Amanda, whom he reportedly called his "best friend." Later that day, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Paul broke up with the former child star when he "realized the relationship just couldn't go forward because of the obstacles of [her] conservatorship." (When they first announced their engagement, there were reports that it was unlikely they'd ever actually tie the knot because Amanda's mother, who serves as her conservator, wouldn't consent to the marriage because she doesn't think it's in her daughter's best interest.) Then on March 9, The Blast shed some light on why exactly Paul allegedly broke things off with Amanda: He reportedly had a change of heart after joining the Bynes family in court on March 5 to deal with matters concerning the former actress's conservatorship. According to the webloid, he "freaked out" when he realized how unwell Amanda is and that her current state could be a threat to his own sobriety. (A judge reportedly ordered the former actress to enter a psychiatric facility to undergo mental health treatment.) According to The Blast, Paul doesn't want "to do anything that would get him in trouble with the judge or others in this case" and is telling friends "he doesn't want to be blamed for her current mental health being in such bad shape — or for it getting worse over time." He also reportedly realized that Amanda wasn't being completely honest with him about "many of the details of her life." But then the plot thickened on March 10 — a day after Amanda posted a new selfie with Paul on Instagram, which she captioned, "my love." He told Page Six that they "never broke up" and that a hacker deleted the photos of them together and "sent DMs saying we broke up" to "make it seem like we broke up." He also revealed that he and the former "She's the Man" star have been together for six months — not three months, as previously reported. Then on March 17, they announced that they're expecting a child together.
On March 8, Page Six broke the news that Chris Rock and his girlfriend of four years, Megalyn Echikunwoke, quietly parted ways sometime "a few months ago." According to a source, the funnyman wasn't ready to settle down again following his contentious 2016 divorce from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.
Wait, what? During a joint March 18 Instagram Live, Lily Allen and David Harbour sparked rumors that they'd secretly tied the knot. After telling a fan that she only sold 5,000 copies of her last album, the "Smile" singer told her beau, "You think you married a pop star? You didn't." She then attempted to backpedal, telling fans, "Not that we're married. We're not married. I just want to make sure you know." The "Stranger Things" star created more confusion by chiming in, "But she is my wife." Responded Lily, "Yes, we do pretend." The duo first sparked romance rumors in August 2019.
On March 17, Elisabeth Röhm's publicist released a statement to Us Weekly announcing that the former "Law & Order" star and her fiancé of a little more than a year, Judge Jonathan T. Colby, recently called it quits. "[They] are on good terms and remaining friends but they were living different lives and have different priorities at this time. Sadly they've decided not to get married," said the rep.
Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland tied the knot at Cielo Farms in Malibu on March 14. According to People magazine — which published an exclusive wedding photo — the bride donned a Jonathan Simkhai gown during her intimate outdoor nuptials.
Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren sparked split rumors in late March when fans noticed that they'd mysteriously unfollowed each other on Instagram. The purported breakup comes as a surprise considering earlier this month, a Page Six spy spotted the duo, who'd reportedly been seeing each other since May 2019, acting "touchy-feely and cozy" with each other during a night out in New York City.
Anna Camp took to Instagram on March 23 to debut her new boyfriend: former New Beat Fund drummer Michael Johnson. "In the middle of nowhere with no one I'd rather be with," she captioned a photo of them together in Joshua Tree, California. He's the first person she's dated publicly since she filed to divorce former "Pitch Perfect" co-star Skylar Astin last year.
Former "The Bachelor" star Ben Higgins proposed to his girlfriend of a little more than a year, Jessica Clarke, in the backyard at her parents' home in Franklin, Tennessee, on March 27, they told "Entertainment Tonight," which published exclusive photos of the question-popping.
NeNe Leakes spent most of March stoking speculation that she and her husband, Gregg Leakes, are in an open marriage. First, on the extremely revealing and wide-ranging March 9 episode of Angela Yee's sex-themed "Lip Service" podcast, the reality star said it's OK if her hubby cheats on her as long as she doesn't find out about it — and that even if she did find out about it, she wouldn't leave him. She then detailed an incident last summer when she caught Gregg carrying on an inappropriate relationship (via FaceTime and text) with a woman they hired to manage their clothing boutique in Maryland. On March 10, Page Six reported that it's actually NeNe who's been carrying on an inappropriate relationship with someone in Maryland: a man named Rodney who works for the federal government whom she started seeing in May 2019 while launching the boutique. According to the New York Post's gossip column, the reality star told her employees that she and her husband are "actually separated." Meanwhile, a Page Six source described NeNe's relationship with Gregg as "a business relationship" and claimed that his infidelity gave her "something to talk about" for her storyline on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Then on an episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 After Show" that hit the Internet on March 16, she said that she and Gregg "have an understanding" and are "never gonna be apart" — even if they "may not be together." When a producer pressed her to say more about their "understanding," she said that if they did have an open relationship, she'd never publicly admit it. She also said that she's in love with her husband … but wouldn't tell anyone if she wasn't in love with him.
On the March 9 episode of Danny Pellegrino's "Everything Iconic" podcast, Brandi Glanville dished on some of the famous men she's romanced over the years, including former "Friends" co-stars David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc. (She went on one date with Matt and then dated David for "a few months," she said.) She also "made out with one of the men in 'The Notebook,'" though she refused to specify if she was talking about James Marsden or Ryan Gosling … or one of their other co-stars. But that's not where Brandi's hit list ends: She and Ashley Hamilton dated when she first arrived in Los Angeles, and she dated Ben Stiller "for a little while," she said. She also addressed her headline-making hookup with Gerard Butler: "I was on 'Housewives,' but he did not know that and it really bothered him that I didn't tell him," she recalled.
After Kenya Moore and Marc Daly announced their plans to call it quits in September 2019, there were reports that the restauranteur "had multiple affairs" during their marriage. The following month, the reality star said that infidelity was "not our issue." But on the March 8 episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kenya revealed that she did, in fact, question her husband's fidelity when she caught him exchanging inappropriate text messages with an ex-girlfriend. Kenya also revealed that she only filed for divorce after she heard from her publicist that Marc was planning to release a statement announcing their breakup. "He kind of forced my hand," she said.
On March 2, ABC announced that Clare Crawley will look for love on the upcoming 16th season of "The Bachelorette." The hairstylist previously romanced Juan Pablo Galavis on season 18 of "The Bachelor" in 2014 and then appeared on the first two seasons of "Bachelor in Paradise" before competing on 2018's "The Bachelor Winter Games," which ended with her accepting a proposal from Benoit Beausejour-Savard. (They called it quits less than two months after the finale aired.) In the wake of the casting news, both Benoit and Juan Pablo took to social media to show their support for Clare, though the blonde beauty and the former soccer star ended up exchanging words on Twitter after he joked that "it's gonna be interesting" watching her "get hit on by kids [in] their 20s" when the 38 year old becomes the show's oldest female lead so far. (ABC drew backlash for casting so many younger men to compete for her heart.) Later, Juan Pablo told Life & Style that he hopes Clare will finally "see things from my perspective" now that she's in the driver's seat. He also told Life & Style that it "wasn't easy" for him to send her home back in 2014 and that he often thinks about "what could have been" if he'd chosen her over his ex-girlfriend, Nikki Ferrell. A week earlier, Clare called her breakup from Juan Pablo "empowering."
In other Bachelor Nation love news… During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on March 25, Colton Underwood admitted that he and his girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, briefly split in August 2019. (Last year, they vehemently denied rumors that there was trouble in paradise.) … Chris Randone created confusion about the status of his relationship with Krystal Nielson, from whom he separated earlier this year, when he tweeted while watching the finale of season 24 of "The Bachelor" on March 9, "On a side note…I miss my wife." Two days later, when a fan asked if he and Krystal are, like, "over over," the Bachelor Nation star replied, "no lol, not even close." … On March 8 — less than a week after he publicly accused her of working as an escort and she publicly questioned his mental health — "Bad" Chad Johnson and Annalise Mishler told TMZ (while holding hands) that they're "working through things," though they both insisted they haven't officially reconciled following their late-February breakup. He also made it clear that the accusations he made against her were incorrect: "I accused her of escorting, but I was wrong," he said. … And in early March, Jasmine Nguyen and Alexa Caves — who competed for Peter Weber's heart on season 24 of "The Bachelor" — accidentally sparked romance rumors when Jasmine took to Instagram to share some cozy-looking photos from Alexa's birthday celebration. "Spoiler: we did find love after all🌹," Jasmine originally captioned the pics. Two days later — after receiving a ton of questions about the nature of their relationship — Alexa, who identifies as sexually fluid, took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight: They're "not dating" and are just "best friends."
On March 13, Page Six broke the news that Taika Waititi quietly separated from his wife, filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley, two years ago. The New York Post's gossip column added that the "Jojo Rabbot" actor-director is now in a relationship with Polly Stoker, who served as his assistant when he made 2016's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok."
Angelica Ross got some unfortunate news after she debuted her new boyfriend on Twitter on March 18: He has a secret son … and a fiancée! After the "Pose" star shared a sweet shot of him pecking her on the cheek, her fans did some sleuthing and discovered the truth. They then put the actress in touch with his family, prompting her to give him the boot.
According to TMZ, Grace Gummer filed to divorce Tay Strathairn in Los Angeles on March 23. It's unclear when exactly the "Mr. Robot" actress secretly married the former Dawes keyboardist, to whom she was first linked in October 2017. The duo go way back: They reportedly met in 1993 when she was 7 and he was 13 on the set of "The River Wild," in which her mother, Meryl Streep, and his father, David Strathairn, starred.
On March 18, Us Weekly broke the news that Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw had been dating for a few months. The former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star later confirmed her romance with Dr. Phil McGraw's son and revealed that they first dated for a year a decade ago … until he broke up with her.
The March 19 episode of "Very Cavallari" depicted colorist Justin Anderson's proposal to his boyfriend of more than five years, "Scream Queens" actor Austin Rhodes, at their home in Nashville. It's unclear when exactly the question-popping took place, though the bulk of the third season of the E! reality show was shot in late 2019.
Judge Faith Jenkins married musician Kenny Lattimore at the First Congregational Church in downtown Los Angeles on March 8 in a ceremony officiated by DeVon Franklin. According to Us Weekly, which published exclusive wedding photos, their 275 guests included MC Lyte, Sheryl Lee Ralph, James Pickens Jr., Malcolm Gladwell and Stevie Wonder, who sang "You and I" as the bride walked down the aisle.