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 mid-November 2020, starting with this shocking news… On Nov. 6, Gleb Savchenko's wife, Elena Samodanova, took to her Instagram Story to announce that they're calling it quits. "After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to the end," the mother of two wrote alongside a selfie with the "Dancing With the Stars" pro, who later confirmed the news on his own Instagram. "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage. We still intend to co-parent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them," he captioned a selfie with his ex and their two daughters. In the wake of the breakup news, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Gleb had an affair with his "DWTS" partner Chrishell Stause. The "Selling Sunset" star, who split from Justin Hartley in 2019, quickly took to her Instagram Story to deny the rumors: "I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena's split. It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life," she wrote. "Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this on anyone. As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more. I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time." Her rep added in a statement, "Any insinuation or accusation that Chrishell is in any way involved in the dissolution of Gleb and Elena's marriage is 100% categorically false. To be clear: Chrishell and Gleb are in no way, and have never been in any way, romantically involved." But that wasn't the end of it…
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On Nov. 7, Elena Samodanova released a statement to People magazine accusing Gleb Savchenko of infidelity, though she stopped short of publicly accusing him of having an affair with his recent "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Chrishell Stause. "After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I've decided enough is enough," she said. "Gleb and I have created a family and multiple businesses together. But apparently, it just wasn't enough to keep our marriage strong. Gleb's ongoing infidelity and a recent inappropriate relationship has created turmoil in our marriage and absolutely torn our family apart. No wife should ever stand by and watch while another woman gifts her husband expensive presents, lures him out to dinners and seduces him at every turn. Last night was the final straw, and I can no longer turn my head the other way. My trust in Gleb is irrevocably broken and it is time that I walk away and begin to heal so I can be the best version of myself for my girls." Gleb denied Elena's accusations in a statement of his own: "While I will continue to respect the privacy of my family, I will not stand by and allow false accusations and Internet rumors go unaddressed," he said. "My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic. Our friendship during our season on 'DWTS' was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing. It was my deepest hope to keep our private life just that: private. I am saddened and disappointed to see that Elena has chosen not to do the same."
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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause said on the Nov. 6 episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off the Vine" podcast that she's ready to date again now that her time on "Dancing With the Stars" has come to an end. "At the end of the day, I'm looking forward to getting out and mingling a little bit," she said. "I've been so busy dancing, I wanna go on a date! I'm like 'Woah, what's that feel like?'"
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The Nov. 5 episode of "The Bachelorette" showed that the rumors were true: It was love at first sight for Clare Crawley and Dale Moss, who got engaged just two weeks into their relationship on the fourth episode of the 16th season of the ABC reality show, which was filmed over the summer. Although there were whispers that they'd called it quits before the proposal aired on television, Clare insisted in early November that she and Dale are still going strong and recently celebrated their three-month anniversary. In fact, they were snapped smooching in Sacramento, California, on Nov. 6 — the same day they presented a united front on "Good Morning America." During the joint interview, they revealed that they're currently house-hunting together. Meanwhile Clare told People magazine in an interview published Nov. 6, "This is the happiest time in my life. Everything [since the proposal] has been even more reaffirming of why I chose him. … It was one of those cliché things. When you know, you know. Period." Chimed in Dale, "All I've wanted to do from the beginning is be together. So life is good!" On Nov. 9, the duo took to social media to share photos and videos of themselves spending time with Dale's family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With Clare out of the picture, Tayshia Adams stepped in to take over as the Bachelorette. She officially started looking for love on the Nov. 10 episode of the long-running reality show.
On Nov. 9, Page Six reported that Teresa Giudice has a new boyfriend: New Jersey-based businessman Luis "Louie" Ruelas, a 46-year-old father of two. "The relationship is very new, but both are very happy," said a source. Earlier this year, there were reports that the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was ready to date again following her divorce from her husband of two decades, Joe Giudice.
A month after country music superstar Reba McEntire confirmed she was dating "CSI: Miami" actor Rex Linn, the couple made their red carpet debut at the 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Nov. 11. Earlier in November, Reba — who co-hosted the CMA Awards with fellow music star Darius Rucker — told People magazine of her "Rush Hour" and "Wyatt Earp" actor beau, "We're both excited that he's going to be there with me."
On Nov. 7 — a week after they first sparked romance rumors by attending a Halloween party together in Los Angeles — Scott Disick and Amelia Gray Hamlin were seen together again in Montecito, California. The duo were joined by a mutual pal, stylist Marie Lou Bartoli, for dinner at Tre Lune restaurant. An E! News source described the outing as "a day date" and clarified that Scott's feelings for the 19-year-old model are "very casual." Explained the insider, "He thinks she is super-cute and they had a good time together, but Scott is having fun and is not committing to anyone. He is enjoying being single and getting to know new people. He's in a good place right now." The source went on to say that the 37-year-old father of three "spends the majority of his days" with ex-partner Kourtney Kardashian and their children. "He's always at one of the Kardashians' houses hanging out with the family," said the insider. According to a second E! source, Scott is just "having fun" following his recent split from Sofia Richie. "He's spending time with different girls and isn't officially dating just one," said the second source. "He's single and seeing what's out there and meeting different people. That's all it is with Amelia for now." As for Sofia… "Amelia and Sofia have been friendly over the years. They grew up together in L.A. and ran in similar circles. They would hang out here and there but weren't super-close," said a third E! source. "It's definitely weird for Sofia to see Amelia going out with Scott, but [she] has no hard feelings there. … It's awkward and it's been brought up around Sofia's friends, but she and Amelia don't have a friendship so she is brushing it off. Sofia is focused on herself and her new guy and has come to terms that she and Scott are done."
On Nov. 9, The Sun reported that, according to a source, Dominic West's wife, Catherine FitzGerald, is gearing up to end their marriage after he fessed up to "having feelings" for Lily James, with whom he was snapped packing on the PDA in October. "At first it seemed as though the whole thing was just a one-off but Catherine has since said it's become obvious it was more than that," said the source. "Catherine feels crushed by it, naturally. It's a huge thing to be coming to terms with. She has since told the people closest to her their marriage is as good as over now and she doesn't think there is a way past this. … Catherine is lying low but she is still talking with Dominic about where they go now. It has been a humiliating period for her and she wants Dominic to clean up the mess that's been created." In spite of the insider's claims, the English actor and his missus have presented a united front in the wake of the scandal — they were even snapped smiling while jogging together near their home in England on Nov. 10. (See a photo here.)
On Nov. 5, People magazine broke the news that "Dallas" actor Patrick Duffy is dating "Happy Days" actress Linda Purl. "I'm in an incredibly happy relationship," he said. "I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I'd feel this way again." (He'd been married to ballerina Carlyn Rosser for more than four decades when she died of cancer in 2017.) During the coronavirus pandemic, Patrick and Linda — who were friendly early in their careers — reconnected in a group chat with mutual friends, he revealed. Eventually, they started talking one on one. "I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real. We haven't been apart since," he dished, adding that he knows his late wife would approve. "I feel, quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy," he said. "So when it's offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don't let it pass you up if it's the right thing."
During an interview with The Telegraph that hit the Internet on Nov. 7, Kate Moss cleared up rumors that she and longtime love Nikolai Von Bismarck are engaged — which kicked off after she started sporting a diamond sparkler on her ring finger. "Oh, no, I'm not engaged. It's more like, I'm in a relationship, I'm committed," she said. "I think after you've been married, that finger feels a bit empty. It was an 'I'm going out with you, and I have a very empty finger, so give me a ring' kind of present." The supermodel and rocker Jamie Hince divorced in 2016. She's been with Nikolai ever since!
Cody Simpson has officially moved on from Miley Cyrus: The Australian singer-songwriter is dating model Marloes Stevens. The pair were first seen together in Los Angeles on Halloween, though it was unclear at the time that they were anything more than friends. But then on Nov. 4, they were seen holding hands outside a restaurant in Malibu. Cody and Miley announced their split in August.
Russell Crowe was seen smooching Britney Theriot during a game of tennis in Sydney on Nov. 10. The liplock confirmed recent rumors they're a couple. The 56-year-old Australian actor and the 30-year-old blonde beauty — who had a small role in her beau's 2013 film "Broken City" but now works as a realtor — first sparked romance rumors in mid-October when they were snapped hugging during a different game of tennis.
Eiza Gonzalez has a new boyfriend: model Dusty Lachowicz. After buzz around their relationship grew online in late October and early November, the duo were finally snapped together in the Los Angeles area on Nov. 8. It's the "Baby Driver" actress's first public romance since her summer fling with Timothée Chalamet.
On the Nov. 8 episode of the "Hollywood Raw" podcast, Larsa Pippen slammed rumors that she's no longer tight with the Kardashian-Jenner clan because she cheated with Khloe Kardashian's off-and-on boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, and Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend, Travis Scott. In the process, she dropped a major bombshell: She dated Tristan before Khloe … and actually introduced them to each other. "I was kinda seeing Tristan before Khloe — before Khloe or any of them knew he existed," she said. "I was seeing him. I had him come to L.A. I brought him to a party [Kim Kardashian West hosted]. I introduced him to all of them. Then a week later — or 10 days later — he started seeing Khloe. Which is fine. I don't even care. It's whatever. I'm the type of person that doesn't chase what's not for me. I will never chase a man. I will never put a leash on a man. I don't do that. … If you want to be with other people, go ahead." As for the Travis rumors? "I ran into Travis Scott one night at a club and Travis called Kylie and said that I was hitting on him," she dished. "That never happened. … Was he delusional? I know he raps about being the highest in the f****** room. So clearly maybe he was the highest in the f****** room. He imagined all this [stuff] because it never happened. I would never do that. I would never in a billion years do that." She claimed that the Kardashian-Jenner clan was so easily swayed against her because Kanye West "literally brainwashed the whole family." Larsa and Kanye used to be incredibly close, she said: "He used to call me at 4, 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning. I was the person that would take his calls when he wanted to rant. I would listen to him. I would be like, 'I love you. You're the best. Things will get better.' I was his go-to person to call when he wasn't happy with X, Y and Z." Perhaps Kim didn't appreciate her then-BFF acting as her husband's "go-to person"!
On Nov. 9, Us Weekly published new photos of Kristin Cavallari and Jeff Dye kissing during a date at a restaurant in Nashville on Oct. 28. Although they've now been seen smooching in two different states (they were first seen together in Chicago on Oct. 10), an Us Weekly source claimed that their relationship isn't "going to go anywhere serious." Explained the source, "Kristin and Jeff just have a casual dating situation going on. She's not in the zone to move forward with a full-blown relationship of that level and is just keeping herself preoccupied and having fun." The same day Us Weekly published the Nashville pics, Kristin and the comedian were spotted at the same restaurant in West Hollywood, though they arrived and left separately. In case you somehow lost count, that means their romance now spans three states!
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 10 that, according to a source, Megan Fox and her estranged husband, Brian Austin Green, "have taken a turn for the worse because [she] can be unpredictable and inconsistent, which is a big reason that they separated in the first place." Added the source, "She can be very hot and cold, hard to keep track of and difficult to deal with." The insider went on to say that the "Transformers" alum's relationship with her new boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly, "was an issue for Brian, then it wasn't" but has become "more sensitive" recently. "Despite the issues with Brian, Megan and MGK are still going strong," added the source.
People magazine reported on Nov. 5 that, according to a source, neither Gwen Stefani nor her new fiancé, Blake Shelton, want "a big wedding." They reportedly plan to tie the knot in a small ceremony that "will likely center around a small circle of friends and family and will ideally happen sooner rather than later." The source went on to say that although the bride-to-be "had a hard time seeing herself dating again" following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, Blake is now "everything she could have ever asked for and more."
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Nov. 11, Nikki Bella admitted that things have been rough between her and her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, amid his big return to "Dancing With the Stars." Said the new mom, "It has definitely been a struggle for us. It's hard. We have so many ups and downs. It's been so difficult on our relationship because I need so much from him. But he's torn between his job that requires so much from him and then us at home. My depression kicks in so hard." She also opened up about the current state of her relationship with her ex-fiancé, John Cena, who recently married another woman. "John and I will be tied forever. I get that, like, we had a public relationship on a reality show for six years," said the "Total Bellas" star. "All I've ever wanted was for him to be happy. So it makes me happy when I see that and, like, him kicking butt in the movie world and all that stuff. I love that!" The wrestler-actor reached out to Nikki and her sister, Brie Bella, after the twins welcomed sons within days of each other over the summer. "We haven't had an individual conversation in, gosh, I don't know how long, but it was very short and sweet!" said Nikki.
On Nov. 5, an Us Weekly source shed some light on what went wrong between Erika Jayne and her husband of 20 years, Tom Girardi: "[They] had an unconventional marriage, spending a lot of time apart. Several months," said a source. "They would travel separately. Tom gave Erika a very lavish lifestyle, and she enjoyed it." The insider went on to say that after Erika joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she "gained independence and confidence." Added the source, "The exposure it has given for her singing career has given Erika a much larger fan base." On Nov. 10, Page Six reported that according to legal documents, Erika is seeking spousal support from her ex, whom she indicated should pay her attorney's fees. She's also reportedly asking the court to block her estranged hubby's ability to seek spousal support from her. Additionally, the reality star has asked to keep the assets she acquired before she and Tom wed in 2000 and after they separated. Per a court order, the former couple, who do not have a prenup, must provide their financial information to one another.
Susan Kelechi Watson revealed on her Instagram Story on Nov. 7 that she's no longer engaged to actor-activist Jaime Lincoln Smith. While celebrating the results of the presidential election, she wrote, "And I thought becoming Single was gonna be the only eventful thing to happen to me this year." The "This Is Us" actress announced their engagement in September 2019.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed on Instagram on Nov. 4 that she and her husband, Sean Burke, are living together again after taking some time apart earlier this year. "On Wednesday's we smash the Patriarchy!! Feeling hopeful this afternoon! Thank you @seanwindhamburke for being by my side these past few crazy months. We might be doing things our own way, but it's working and it's working well. So happy to have you back home. #26years #lifepartners #ivegotyou #modernmarriage #renegotiating," she captioned a photo of them posing together.
On Nov. 9, Page Six shed some light on Phil Collins' recent split from ex-wife Orianne Cevey. (The duo married in 1999, divorced in 2008 and reconciled in 2015, though they never remarried.) According to the New York Post's gossip column, Orianne notified the chart-topper via text in July that she'd met someone else. The kicker? She and Phil were both in their Miami home at the time, but she couldn't muster the courage to break the news to his face. Per a source, she texted, "I want to find happiness with somebody else, you have met him, his name is Thomas." According to the insider, she only told Phil about the affair because the two sons she shares with the musician caught her and her new love, Thomas Bates, packing on the PDA at a Fourth of July party. "I don't know how Orianne met Bates, but she had apparently brought him to a couple of events," said the source. "There was a July Fourth barbecue where the boys saw them together and apparently the boys said, 'Mom, you better tell Dad about this, or we will.'" Phil was reportedly "shocked" and felt "like a bit of a fool" because "he thought things were pretty good" between them but "then it all started unraveling." Said the Phil-friendly source, "Being Phil's girlfriend is a good gig. You get to live in a $40 million mansion, drive expensive cars, fly on private jets and go to A-list parties. You get to use his credit card, all kinds of good stuff. Obviously, Orianne liked that, but apparently she was not satisfied just being his girlfriend and wanted to go out [with other men]." The following month, she and Thomas tied the knot in Las Vegas. She then moved him into the Miami home she once shared with Phil, who's now trying to evict the new couple…
According to Page Six's Phil Collins-friendly source, the chart-topper initially gave ex Orianne Cevey until the end of September to vacate the Miami home they once shared. He also reportedly offered her cash and agreed to let her keep her health insurance, though he cut her off from his cars and credit cards. Things took a turn when Phil's legal team discovered that she'd purchased property in Las Vegas — and then learned that she'd also tied the knot. Phil now feels that because she's remarried, he's "under no obligation to give her a penny." Orianne, however, is arguing that Phil agreed to share the Miami property with her and also to provide for her financially until their younger son turns 18. After he started making moves to evict her, she lobbed several wild allegations against him. In a Nov. 9 court filing, she described Phil as a "hermit," alleged that he went months without bathing or brushing his teeth, accused him of having major issues with alcohol and prescription drugs and claimed that "he was incapable of having sex." She added that by 2019, he'd become "withdrawn" and "emotionally and verbally abusive." Phil's legal team fired back by claiming that the filing "contains a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case." Reads a motion from the Genesis drummer's team, "These allegations are included only to further [Orianne's] plan to deliberately make sensationalized and/or false allegations in an effort to extort money [from Phil]." Page Six's Phil-friendly sources have also attributed his health issues to a neurological condition. "Orianne is going to continue making ridiculous and baseless allegations because she thinks that attempting to embarrass him by making false claims is going to get her more money," said one source.
Bachelor Nation's Derek Peth — who competed for JoJo Fletcher's heart on season 12 of "The Bachelorette" in 2016 and then got engaged to Taylor Nolan on season 4 of "Bachelor in Paradise" in 2017 — took to social media on Nov. 8 to announce that he and model Saffron Vadher are planning to wed. "She said yes!!!" he tweeted. He also took to his Instagram Story to share a video of the British beauty showing off her new engagement bling. The duo were first linked earlier this year.
In other Bachelor Nation engagement news… John Graham — who competed for Becca Kufrin's heart on season 14 of "The Bachelorette" in 2018 — took to Instagram on Nov. 8 to announce that he and Brittni Nowell are engaged. "It's official! I love you @bee_nowell for making me a better person with my friends and family, helping me feel & articulate my emotions, and always putting our relationship first. I'm blessed to have won at life by finding you. I proposed along the Sonoma coast. I was so nervous when I got down on one knee. I'm pretty sure I blacked out in the moment, but then she pulled me up and wouldn't let go of me. Don't ever let me go!" he captioned a slideshow of photos depicting the proposal.
In still more Bachelor Nation engagement news… Tierra LiCausi — who competed for Sean Lowe's heart on season 17 of "The Bachelor" in 2013 — took to her private Instagram account on Nov. 4 to announce that she's engaged to Tyler Brooks Brown. "YES, YES & YES!!!!!! #worththewait #BecomingaBrown #ily," she captioned a photo of her beau popping the question in Tulum, Mexico.
Country singer Emily Ann Roberts — who was a finalist on season 9 of "The Voice" in 2015 — married her high school sweetheart, Chris Sasser, at Marblegate Farm in Friendsville, Tennessee, on Nov. 8. "Finally MARRIED and we couldn't be more blessed," the bride captioned a wedding photo on Instagram. People magazine, meanwhile, published several more exclusive wedding pics.
On Nov. 4, Sabrina Parr took to her Instagram Story to announce that she and Lamar Odom — who was famously married to Khloe Kardashian — called it quits and no longer intend to tie the knot. "Y'all know I'm honest and transparent so I have to be the first to let you guys know that I am no longer engaged to Lamar," she wrote. "This has been a difficult decision for me to make but it is the best for myself and my children. Lamar has some things that he alone has to work through. I love him dearly but I am no longer able to be by his side while he seeks the help he so desperately needs. I wish him all the best and I am asking that you pray for everyone involved." The life coach and the basketball star — who's long struggled with drug addiction — got engaged in late 2019 after just three months of dating. In August, they announced that they planned to wed in November 2021.
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 9 that, according to a source, although Ashley Benson and G-Eazy "have become super-serious," they're not ready for "an engagement, marriage or a baby yet." Said the source, "They're definitely having fun and doing well. They're super-comfortable with each other and have bonded a ton during the quarantine." In August, the pair sparked rumors they'd quietly gotten engaged.
Thom Evans took to Instagram on Nov. 6 to celebrate his first anniversary with Nicole Scherzinger. "In a year that has been filled with so much uncertainty, you have been my shining light. Happy 1 year anniversary my love," he captioned a photo of himself and his girlfriend posing near the ocean. The following day, Nicole shared a similar shot, which she captioned, "Happy Anniversary my love. Who knew my whole world would change a year ago. You are my answered prayer. I love you so very much." A few days later, she told "Extra" of the former rugby star and model, "He's my partner in crime, my best friend… We love to laugh together. We're big goofballs. We laugh to together, we dance together, we sing together and cook together." She also called him the man of her dreams and hinted that they're in it for the long haul.
During a Nov. 9 interview with Us Weekly, Savannah Chrisley left the door open for a possible reconciliation with her ex-fiancé, Nic Kerdiles. "We're on good terms," she said. "We're both so young and ambitious, and you know, we're trying to find our way in life. … No decision is ever permanent, so you never know what can happen. We have the rest of our lives to figure things out." She added that they're both "taking time to focus on ourselves" amid their recent breakup. "We do talk. We are the best of friends. There is no bad will toward each other or any fighting, none of that, which is great," she continued. "We're just kind of like, 'Whatever's going to happen is going to happen.' There's no pressure on anything."
On Nov. 11, Us Weekly broke the news that "Big Brother" couple Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo, who met while competing on season 16, are pushing their wedding date to May 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pair were set to tie the knot in Turks and Caicos in December.
On Nov. 4, Safaree Samuels hinted on Instagram that he and Erica Mena had called it quits, captioning a photo of himself, "BACHELOR! ENDING 2020 RIGHT!" Whatever happened between the "Love & Hip Hop" stars, they'd reconciled by the following day, when Safaree captioned another photo of himself, "A man is nothing without his family. I'm not a bachelor & I love my wife I would never disrespect the mother of my child or wife. Sorry for being childish & Salute to all the real men out there." On Nov. 8, he gushed about Erica in honor of her birthday, captioning a slideshow of photos, "You go above and beyond for us and everyone you care about. I am a selfish person And you are teaching me to be unselfish, who knows if it'll work but I appreciate the try."