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 October 2018, starting with one of our favorite leading ladies: Us Weekly reported on Oct. 24 that Jennifer Garner has been dating businessman John Miller for about six months and that things are getting serious. According to the tabloid, the 40-year-old tech CEO, who has a son and a daughter from a previous relationship, has met Jen's three children with Ben Affleck — who's reportedly supportive of his ex-wife's new romance. A People magazine source, however, insisted that Jen and John are only "casually dating," that their relationship is "not serious" and that "he hasn't met her kids." Speaking of Ben…
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Multiple media outlets reported on Oct. 9 that Ben Affleck and Shauna Sexton called it quits after just weeks of coupledom. The Playboy model, however, denied the breakup reports, telling DailyMailTV not to "believe everything you read on the Internet."
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In other Bennifer news: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck separated in mid-2015, filed to end their marriage in early 2017 and settled their divorce in August 2018. But it wasn't until Oct. 4 that they officially signed off on divorce docs with the help of a private judge. (The actress reportedly dragged her feet until she was certain her ex was sober so that they could hash out the best possible arrangement for custody of their three kids.)
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Multiple media outlets reported on Oct. 10 that Channing Tatum and Jessie J have been seeing each other for a couple months. The pop star is the first woman to whom the actor has been linked since announcing his separation from Jenna Dewan in April after nine years of marriage. Speaking of Jenna, the dancer-actress filed for divorce on Oct. 26. Later that day, she was seen packing on the PDA with a mystery man at a Halloween party in Los Angeles.
On Oct. 14, TMZ reported that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, who were first linked in May and got engaged just weeks later, called it quits after mutually realizing that "it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off." The following day, the webloid reported that their relationship hit the skids after the singer's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, died unexpectedly of an apparent drug overdose in September. TMZ sources said that Ariana has been "an emotional wreck" and in "an incredibly dark place" since the rapper died, and that's when she realized "she couldn't be fully invested in her relationship with Pete" and that they'd "rushed into a looming marriage way too fast by getting engaged."
After weeks of confusion about whether they'd tied the knot or just obtained a marriage license in September, TMZ confirmed on Oct. 2 that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are officially husband and wife. (They just don't consider themselves married because they haven't had a church wedding yet — a necessity for the super-religious pair.)
People magazine reported on Oct. 23 that Khloe Kardashian's troubled relationship with Tristan Thompson may be nearing its end. "She very much seems over Tristan," said a source. "Not sure how they went from fine to being apart for weeks, but Khloe is doing great. … She is very much just focused on the happy things in her life. [Her daughter] True, of course, makes her the happiest." Earlier this month, there was some confusion about whether or not the new mom would join her beau in Cleveland, where he plays for the Cavaliers. Ultimately, she decided to stay in Los Angeles. "It doesn't seem to bother her that she isn't with Tristan in Cleveland," said the People source. "She seems to know what she wants in her life right now. And it definitely doesn't seem like she wants to be with Tristan." Earlier in the month, multiple media outlets reported that the reality star was struggling with lingering trust issues stemming from her beau's cheating scandal. At the end of the month on Oct. 28, more confusion: Tristan, who was in Cleveland, surprised Khloe with balloons that spelled out "welcome home" in her Calabasas, California, living room upon her return from a family vacation in Bali. "Thank you baby," Khloe wrote on the image, which she shared on her Instagram Story.
Neri Oxman and Brad Pitt never dated, the MIT professor confirmed during an interview with The New York Times that hit the Internet on Oct. 6. As for the other woman to whom the A-lister has been linked this year — jewelry designer and holistic healer Sat Hari Khalsa (pictured) — the duo are just mutual friends of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Gossip Cop reported on Oct. 4 Rumors they were more than that kicked off after they sat next to each other at a fundraising event for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles on Sept. 29.
On Oct. 16, DailyMail.com published exclusive photos of Emma Watson and tech CEO Brendan Wallace kissing at a restaurant while vacationing in Mexico on Oct. 13. It's unclear when the actress started seeing the Cabify co-founder.
On Oct. 23, Us Weekly reported that Halsey and G-Eazy called it quits … again. "They just can't seem to get past their previous issues," said a source, who added that the rapper "was all over other girls publicly at his Halloween party." The duo, who reconciled in August after parting ways for the first time in July, also unfollowed each other on Instagram.
Rift rumors hit Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk after they shared a tense-looking meal at a New York City restaurant on Oct. 9. A Page Six source said that the couple of more than three years are "miserable together" and "have been for months." But another source maintained that the pair are just fine and that the actor's bad mood was caused by his press obligations for "A Star is Born." Said the insider, "He hates doing press, so he's been a bit of a pill."
On the Oct. 22 episode of her Facebook series, "Red Table Talk," Jada Pinkett Smith claimed that she once dated Alfonso Ribeiro, Will Smith's former "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star and longtime friend — who quickly took to Twitter to insist she was mistaken. That wasn't the only part of the webisode — during which Jada and Will opened up about many aspects of their relationship — that made headlines. Here are some of the biggest takeaways… Will revealed that he first saw Jada on TV and asked Alfonso to set them up, but the same night they were scheduled to meet, he met his first wife, Sheree Zampino. It wasn't until after he married Sheree that Will and Jada connected as friends. The "Independence Day" actor eventually realized he was supposed to be with the "Girls Trip" star, but he was still married and wasn't willing to divorce Sheree until she told him she didn't love him anymore. Will and Jada reconnected as soon as he signed his divorce papers. Not long after that, they got pregnant with son Jaden Smith and tied the knot — even though Jada never wanted to get married. Their wedding day, they agreed, was "horrible" because of Jada's intense morning sickness and even stronger resistance to the idea of marriage. The duo then opened up about a rough patch in their marriage around the time the actress turned 40 in 2011.
On Oct. 23, Emilia Clarke surreptitiously revealed that she and director Charlie McDowell — Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell's son — are an item when she took to Instagram to share a photo of her 32nd birthday celebration. The pic shows two people's shadows on a stretch of sand — the one that looks like hers appears to be getting kissed on the cheek. Charlie posted the same shot with the caption, "Happy birthday, E. ❤️."
An Oct. 18 Los Angeles Times profile of Bella Thorne shed light on the former child star's home life with her boyfriend, Mod Sun, and her girlfriend, Tana Mongeau. Though the singer-actress has never officially confirmed that she's polyamorous, the article makes it clear that Bella is in relationships with both the rapper and the YouTube personality, who were both on hand during her 21st birthday celebration in Las Vegas in early October.
On Oct. 1, a Timothee Chalamet fan took to Instagram to share a photo of the Oscar nominee looking super-cozy with Johnny Depp's daughter, model-actress Lily-Rose Depp. (Another fan claimed to see the duo kissing.) A couple weeks later, the "The King" co-stars were caught on camera making out in the rain during an outing in New York City.
After Mandy Moore opened up about her six-year marriage to Ryan Adams during a magazine interview, calling it "not the smartest decision" and saying that she "didn't choose the right person," the singer-songwriter launched an Oct. 10 Twitter tirade saying their relationship was "doomed from the start" and that he couldn't remember most of their time together because he was high on painkillers. Ryan eventually apologized, claiming that he was trying to be funny and tweeting, "I have and will always choose to remember the amazing moments. It isn't classy or ok [to] lessen what was." He also said he was seeking treatment from a grief and crisis counselor to deal with "depression, anxiety/ panic attacks & grief."
On Oct. 18 — just three months after announcing their engagement — Karlie Kloss and venture capitalist Joshua Kushner (Jared Kushner's younger brother) tied the knot in an intimate Jewish ceremony in upstate New York with fewer than 80 guests in attendance. According to People magazine, the couple of six years plan to have a larger wedding celebration in the spring.
People magazine reported on Oct. 17 that Diddy and longtime love Cassie, who were first linked in 2007 but didn't confirm their relationship until 2012, called it quits "months ago." Though a source called the breakup "amicable," a blog reported that the rap mogul's relationship with 26-year-old model Jocelyn Chew played a role in the split.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer and lawyer David C. Meyer, who started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2017, tied the knot at a private beach club in Hawaii on Oct. 20. According to People magazine, several of the bride's Bravo co-stars (Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Rinna) attended the nuptials, during which Kyle Richards and Camille's daughter, Mason Grammer, served as bridesmaids. Camille's son, Jude Grammer, reportedly walked her down the aisle.
In her new memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little," Busy Philipps opened up about a rough patch in her relationship with husband Marc Silverstein — during which she had an emotional affair with another man. The actress went on to detail how bestie Michelle Williams (as well as her therapist) convinced her to give her marriage another shot. Ultimately, the duo repaired their relationship with the help of counseling. They celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2017.
On Oct. 21, Mena Suvari confirmed to Us Weekly that she secretly married Michael Hope earlier this year. The duo reportedly connected after meeting on the set of the 2016 Hallmark movie "I'll Be Home for Christmas," in which she starred. (He worked in the art department.) The actress, who's been married twice before, sparked rumors that they'd tied the knot in August when she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and her man wearing white while walking along a tree-lined dirt path, which she captioned, "Forever finally found us…"
Zac Brown and his wife of 12 years, Shelly Brown, announced their plans to call it quits in an Oct. 5 statement to People magazine.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Eva Marcille married Michael Sterling in Atlanta on Oct. 7. Fellow Housewives NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Shamari DeVoe and Marlo Hampton, who reportedly caught the bouquet, were on hand during the nuptials.
On Oct. 14, Page Six reported that Stacey Dash secretly married lawyer Jeffrey Marty in Florida on April 6 — just 10 days after they first met! "They wanted it on the D-L," the "Clueless" star's manager told Page Six, which noted that the rep "couldn't answer how or when they met or why the wedding was so secret."