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-July 2020, starting with this happy news… Demi Lovato's boyfriend of just a few months, Max Ehrich, proposed on the beach in Malibu on July 22, the singer-actress revealed on Instagram. "When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his 'little partner' – something that might've sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I'm officially going to be someone else's partner," she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself and her new fiancé showing off her massive engagement ring. "I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can't describe to anyone who hasn't experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too. I've never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I'm honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I'm ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here's to our future!!!!" Max, meanwhile, captioned his own slideshow of pics, "You are every love song, every film, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner in life. Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here's to forever baby 💍 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh … I'm so excited. You are the most beautiful inside and out in the entire world & I couldn't be more grateful God brought us. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH @ddlovato AND WILL FOREVER CHERISH YOUR PURE, BEAUTIFUL, INFINITE SOUL." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are reportedly headed for a divorce after six years of marriage. Their relationship troubles started making headlines on July 22 when the rapper tweeted that he's "been trying to get divorced" since his wife met with Meek Mill at a hotel "for 'prison reform.'" (The "Stronger" rapper seemingly implied that his missus did something shady when she saw Meek, who was released from prison in April 2018, during a criminal justice summit later that year.) "Meek is my man and was respectful. That's my dog," Kanye wrote, adding that "Kim was out of line." His eyebrow-raising tweets, which arrived amid reports that he's struggling with mental health issues, have since been deleted — but it turns out there may have been some truth buried in his cryptic comments. According to one People magazine source, "divorce had been in the process for several weeks." Echoed a second source, "There has been enough communication, both in the past few days and in the weeks prior, to establish that both sides feel the marriage is over." According to the second insider, the breakup has been "a long time coming" — Kim and Kanye "were even attempting to figure out the most amicable and loving co-parenting situation" prior to his latest Twitter storm. "They have work to do, as parents and as a spouses who want to end this phase of their relationship," continued the source. "Kanye knows all of this, and everything that is happening right now is just like a horrible sideshow to what the real issues are. First and foremost, he has some needs that have to be met, urgently. Then they need to move forward in terms of structuring a split that can be amicable and healthy for both of them and most of all for their four children." The source went on to say that the pair "were already nearing the end of their marriage" before Kanye's recent social media outbursts. "There have been multiple attempts to talk to him about the situation, but right now nothing is proving successful," said the source. "The Kardashian women stand by their men, that's true. But Kim is also a mother and a fierce protector of what she holds dear: her children first and foremost, but also her image and her reputation and what she's worked for. She is not going to stand by and act like what Kanye is saying and doing doesn't matter or doesn't have a lasting impact." Concluded the insider, "They are done. And it's time for some real work to be done to get everyone healthy and moving forward with their lives." According to an Us Weekly source, Kim has been "meeting with lawyers to explore and talk about divorce." A second Us Weekly source said that the mother of four "wanted to make it work" with Kanye "because of their children." Echoed a third Us Weekly source, "Kim doesn't want to divorce Kanye. She envisioned spending the rest of her life with him, but at this point she has to get real for the sake of the family. The kids are the priority."
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On July 22, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Julianne Hough is having second thoughts about her late-May breakup from Brooks Laich. "They are both a bit anxious and in the past have gone back and forth in terms of their relationship, so things are always up in the air with them," said the source. "But they are not back together even though Julianne fully does want him back." The insider added that the dancer-actress is "still not in a great place mentally" following the split. Brooks, meanwhile, is "definitely still open to getting back together with Julianne," according to a People magazine source. "If that were an option, he would be all in," said the insider. "Her friends and family love him, and everyone is pulling for him. He's a great guy, and they would love to see Julianne give things another chance."
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During an interview for the July 16 episode of "Daily Pop," Khloe Kardashian strongly implied that she and her ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson are not, in fact, back together as reported earlier this month. "It surprises the hell out of me," she said of their co-parenting relationship. "We're doing a great job, and I'm really grateful that we're able to. I come from a family that my mom and my dad, they would have dinner once a week, and my stepdad and my dad would play golf once a week together. So I come from a family that just because people aren't together doesn't mean you have to be rude or [act] like they're out of your life. You share children with them, and you want to kind of have this blended family. So I'm just used to that. I'm sure it's so weird to so many people. But Tristan has been so amazing during this quarantine. He's been so helpful. And when you can't rely on so many other people's help, it's so great that you have essentially your partner. He's True's dad and I need his help more now, so I'm really grateful for that. We've been getting along, and it's been weirdly really good."
On July 15, Colton Underwood was snapped hiking in the Los Angeles area with Lucy Hale. According to TMZ, which published a pic, the duo, who have mutual friends, connected when the "Pretty Little Liars" alum reached out to the former star of "The Bachelor" following his late-May breakup from Cassie Randolph. They've reportedly been "seeing each other a lot … over the last few weeks" — specifically they've gone on a few "casual hike dates," reported the webloid. According to a People magazine source, Lucy and Colton connected via DMs. "They've hung out a few times. They are very casually dating — it's been so complicated to date (in general) during the pandemic," said the insider. (When a paparazzo confronted the actress during another hike in the Los Angeles area on July 17, she responded with a curt "no" when asked if it's true she and Colton are dating.) On July 16, an Us Weekly source said that in the wake of his split from Cassie, Colton is "moving on as much as he can, has been dating and is excited about this new chapter." The source also noted "there is no chance that Colton and Cassie will get back together." The insider went on to say that Colton still loves his ex "but not as a girlfriend." Continued the source, "He has always wanted peace with Cassie and to be friends. Sadly, she changed that plan by owning the narrative for the both of them. They haven't talked since she blasted him publicly. It really made him question her trustworthiness."
Meanwhile, during an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that popped up online a day after she was snapped with Colton Underwood, Lucy Hale said she felt "more single than ever" amid the coronavirus pandemic. "But it's fine," she said, noting that because she's been "basically alone" throughout the pandemic and has gotten over her previous hatred of "being alone," she's not willing to date someone unless "they make my life better because I'm so happy right now having my own routine." She added that she's "on a dating site" but has "never met up" with anyone because she's "too nervous" and "really shy in that sense." She went on to say that she hopes to find a man "who's confident and comfortable in their skin" and who has a sense of humor that meshes with hers because she has "a specific sense of humor." Continued Lucy, "I physically do not have a type. I've dated everything cross the board." She also knows what she doesn't want: "There's so many insecure men out there and I can't do that. I've dated that. Don't want that," she said. She then listed more qualities she admires in the opposite sex: "Work ethic, drive, passion. I don't care what you do, just love it. Do everything 110%. A good moral compass. Just a good person. It's very simple what I'm looking for, but that's hard. Simple qualities are harder to find," she said. "I'm not settling for anything less than what I'm looking for. Because why? Why would I?"
On the July 22 episode of Lala Kent and Randall Emmett's "Give Them Lala … With Randall" podcast, Megan Fox said it was love at first sight for her and her new boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly. "The second that I was in a room with him … I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame," she said. "Instead of a soul mate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time. So we're actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately because I felt it right away." She also said that from the second she found out MGK had been cast to star alongside her in "Midnight in the Switchgrass," she "could feel that some wild s— was gonna happen." Recalled the actress, "I wasn't yet sure what. I just felt it, like, deep in my solar plexus that something was gonna come from that." The rapper-actor, meanwhile, said that every day he was on set, he waited outside on the steps of his trailer "just to catch one glimpse of eye contact" with Megan. "I would just sit there and, like, hope," he said.
On the July 17 episode of Lil Wayne's "Young Money Radio," August Alsina said that he "will always have love" for Jada Pinkett Smith "as a person." He also said that he "decided to remove" himself from the situation with the married actress after his sister died in December 2018 — contradicting Jada and husband Will Smith's claims that her "entanglement" with August occurred four years ago. He walked away from the relationship "because of the complexities of it," he said, and because he doesn't "want to be the person to cause confusion for anybody in their life." As for Will's claims that he never gave August "his blessing" or permission to date Jada, "As two men, we had a conversation. That's what it was," the singer said. "They weren't seeing each other in that way but still [had] love and respect [for] each other as family. We sat down as two men, like, 'Yo, boom. You have my love. You have my blessing.' And that's the situation as a whole." August also addressed speculation that he's coming forward now because he's "salty [Jada and Will] ended up getting back together," saying "that's never been the case." Concluded August, "Nobody is a bad person here — not him, not her, not anybody. I have love for everybody." (He told Vulture, meanwhile, that he decided to open up about the romance because he was tired of people viewing him as "this problematic guy" with a "reckless" attitude who was "pushing up on someone's wife" — a common misconception that ultimately affected his business opportunities. He also noted that his relationship with the "Girls Trip" star was "complex and difficult" with "a complicated dynamic.") The following day, he released a new song, "Entanglements," about his experience with Jada. "Girl, I know that we don't call it a relationship," he sings, referencing Jada's initial reticence to refer to their situation as a relationship. He also implies that she hooked up with him "just to pay [Will] back." And in case there's any question that the track is about the A-list actress, on his first verse, featured artist Rick Ross raps about "The Matrix" (Jada appeared in the sequels) and Tupac (her childhood friend).
During his interview with Vulture, August Alsina also addressed his recent feud with rumored former love Keke Palmer: "I would dive into that with you, but I literally can't give her any of my energy at this point in my life," he said. "I actually gave it too much of my energy. But what I will say is that covert narcissism exists. There's so much that I witnessed that people don't know that I see, that comes across my table. People will throw stones and hide their hands and then get back and play victim. I'm aware of that. That's just people. But with that in particular, I don't even have the energy to devote to that conversation at all. When I said 'next,' I meant that in real life." Yikes!
Brandi Glanville is finally speaking her truth! On the July 22 episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," the mother of two opened up about her history with Denise Richards, alleging that "something happened" between them "the first night" they met back in early 2019: They got "completely wasted" and made out. Later, the "Starship Troopers" actress invited Brandi to visit her in North Carolina, where she was working on a project. That's when they took their relationship to the next level. "I went and I was going to get my own room, but Denise said, 'No, just stay here. It's fine. I'll get you a rollaway bed,'" Brandi recalled, adding that because the rollaway bed never materialized, she "slept in the bed with Denise." After drinking together, they "hooked up," she claimed, insisting she "couldn't get into it" because one of Denise's daughters was also staying in their suite. "The next day, Denise said to me, 'No matter what you do, you just can't tell Aaron. He will kill me.' And I'm like, 'What the f— is happening right now?'" Brandi continued, noting that she thought Denise and her husband, Aaron Phypers, had "an understanding" that "she could be with girls if she wanted to." In a confessional, Brandi explained that because she's been the victim of cheating in the past, she "felt horrible" about getting in the middle of a marriage. "I would have never slept with Denise if I thought that Aaron was not OK with it," she said. "He knew I was going out of town with her. He knew we had made out before. There was no question in my mind that Aaron wasn't OK with all of this." Ultimately, Brandi had a "breakdown" over her guilt stemming from becoming the other woman.
On July 17, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a private ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints, a 19th century church located at Royal Lodge in Windsor, England. The duo originally planned to exchange vows at St. James's Palace in London in late May but were forced to alter their plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Just 20 guests — including the bride's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II — were on hand when she said "I do."
On July 19, Halle Berry hinted on Instagram that there's a new man in her life. "Sunday, funday," she captioned a photo of her feet kicked up next to a pair of male feet. Sadly, she failed to identify her male companion. Back in April, by the way, the Oscar-winning actress described herself as "decidedly single."
On July 19, The Sun on Sunday reported that Emilia Clarke is dating assistant director Tom Turner, who previously romanced "Mission: Impossible" franchise star Rebecca Ferguson. According to a source, they met at a Soho House and "really hit it off." Said the insider, "He's already pretty smitten with her and sees a long-term future between them. He used to date Rebecca but they split because she was a bit older than him. He's used to hanging out with A-listers because of his job working on high-profile films and his social set. … Emilia knows she can trust him. They get on really well and he's really good with her pooch, Ted." The duo were snapped walking Ted in London on July 13.
According to TMZ, Joey Lawrence filed to divorce his wife of 15 years, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 17.
On July 22, TMZ reported that Adrianne Palicki filed to divorce Scott Grimes (again), citing irreconcilable difference as the reason for the split. It's been a whirlwind for the stars of "The Orville," who announced their engagement in January 2019, quietly tied the knot in May 2019 and then briefly split in July 2019, which is when the "Friday Night Lights" alum first filed for divorce. In November 2019, the actress filed to have her petition for divorce dismissed, but it appears that she and the former "ER" star are no longer attempting to give their marriage another shot!
On July 17 — just a month after Dina Lohan announced that she and her off-and-on long-distance love Jesse Nadler are engaged — Page Six reported that the duo are on the rocks again. "She doesn't want me to go, but I need her to live a healthy life," Jesse told thew New York Post's gossip column of his fiancée, who's allegedly struggled with alcohol issues in recent years. "It really comes down to that. I want a healthy, solid woman as a wife." He went on to say that "the ball is in Dina's court" to get healthy and that "if she can get us down the court and slam dunk health and positivity," they "can have a nice life together." Jesse added that he felt "confused" when he noticed that Dina recently changed her relationship status from "engaged" to "in a relationship" on Facebook. He also noted that he still plans to move from San Francisco to New York, though instead of moving in with Dina, he'll now get a place of his own. "I'll set up 'my house' in Westhampton Beach. I wish I was setting up 'home' with Dina, but I don't think it's in the cards," he said. Oddly, Dina dished on their wedding plans during the July 10 episode of her "Listen to me, The OG MAMA D!" podcast, saying that her daughters, Lindsay Lohan and Ali Lohan, will serve as her maids of honor while her sons, Michael and Cody, will walk her down the aisle.
The Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines seemingly accuses her ex-husband, Adrian Pasdar, of serial infidelity on the trio's new album, "Gaslighter," which debuted on July 17. The title track draws parallels to the native Texan's relationship with the former "Heroes" star: "We moved to California and we followed your dreams. I believed the promises you made to me. Swore that night till death do us part. But you lie-lie-lie-lie-lied. Hollywood welcomed you with open doors. No matter what they gave you, you still wanted more," she sings. On the second track, "Sleep at Night," the country star — who shares two sons with her ex — sings, "My husband's girlfriend's husband just called me up. How messed up is that? It's so insane that I have to laugh. But then I think about our two boys trying to become men. There's nothing funny about that." She goes on to sing about an incident at the Hollywood Bowl, where The Chicks performed in October 2016 — nine months before she filed for divorce: "Remember you brought her to our show at the Hollywood Bowl. She said, 'I love you. I'm such a fan.' I joked that you can love me as long as long as you don't love my man. There's nothing funny about that." Throughout the album, she also makes several references to an incident that took place on her boat. On "Tights On My Boat," for example, she sings about finding another woman's undergarments on her boat. "My Best Friend's Weddings," meanwhile, seems to reference the fact that Natalie and Adrian met at the wedding between her bandmate, Emily Strayer, and Charlie Robison. "Met you at my best friend's wedding. There was something about you. You set off fireworks that evening with a flicker of untruth. Jump 20 years. Looking back, in retrospect, I was never safe," she sings. She goes on to reference the fact that she and Adrian wed 20 years ago (in 2000) and that in 20 years, she'll still be younger than him (he's 10 years older). On "Hope It's Something Good," Natalie sings, "If you're gone, I hope it's really worth it. Twenty years of hanging on. Now it all adds up to nothing. When you gave up on the moon and back, thought you'd found your better half. I hope she's something good." And finally, on "Set Me Free," the mother of two seemingly references her protracted divorce from Adrian, singing, "Decency would be for you to sign and release me. If you ever loved me, then will you do this one last thing: Set me free."
Brian Austin Green and Tina Louise are done. On July 23, TMZ reported that the Australian model dumped the former teen heartthrob after she became the target of online bullying by stans of the actor and his estranged wife, Megan Fox. "The bullying was disheartening and really affected her and definitely played a part in the breakup," the webloid reported. Tina also reportedly realized that Brian isn't ready to settle down following his split from the "Transformers" actress — and she's looking for something serious. She'd already visited Brian's home and met some of his friends when she decided to pull the plug on their hot new romance. Concluded TMZ, "Tina still thinks BAG's a great guy going through a tough time who needs to focus on himself … and while they're still friendly, they're taking a huge step back." Just last week, on July 17, People magazine reported that, according to a source, Brian seemed "happy" with Tina and wasn't "seeing anyone else." The source said that the relationship was "serious enough that he wants to only date her right now." The insider added that Brian "is still obviously married" to Megan, and they "still have to figure out if they want to file for divorce or not" … which seems likely given her romance with Machine Gun Kelly.
On July 16, Danica Patrick's rep confirmed rumors that she and Aaron Rodgers recently called it quits after more than two years of coupledom. They are, in fact, "no longer together," the rep told E! News. The race car driver first indicated that she and the NFL quarterback had thrown in the towel when she mysteriously unfollowed him on Instagram.
The Archduchess of Austria and Royal Princess of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, Eleonore von Habsburg — who's worked as a fashion model and once walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana — married Belgian Formula E race car driver Jérôme d'Ambrosio at a registry office in Monaco on July 20. The bride donned an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown during the intimate ceremony, which was attended by just a few family members after the couple was forced to downsize their plans for a large church wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic. The newlyweds — who've reportedly been an item since early 2017 and got engaged in early 2019 — plan to have a larger ceremony at a later date.
On the July 21 episode of Howard Stern's eponymous SiriusXM radio show, Katy Perry said that her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, is "the only one that could handle" her moods. "That's why we're in this position," she said. "I showed him all of it. And I still test him and he still shows up and he still is not phased by it, and that's why he is perfect for me — because I'm a lot!" She added of their plans to tie the knot, which were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, "We cannot plan anymore in 2020 because those plans are always canceled. … Of course, that will come in the future, but for now, we want to deliver a healthy child. And that's what's coming up." As for rumors they planned to tie the knot twice, "I honestly never heard of the other wedding. I only knew of one wedding," she said.
During an interview with People magazine that popped up online on July 16, Colin Jost described finding love with Scarlett Johansson as "a relief kind of." Explained the "Saturday Night Live" star, "You always hear things like marriage or relationships are hard, but they don't have to be all the time. A lot of times they can be fun and easy. … The goal should be that your lives are better together rather than more difficult." A day earlier, the funnyman revealed that it was "definitely a worry" that he'd lose his identity amid his romance with the A-list actress: "The lucky thing was that people in the ['SNL'] cast really liked her when she was there as a host. It wasn't like I was dating someone who was a monster and then was around and that kind of thing. But, yeah, I worried about my identity with it," he told Howard Stern on the shock jock's eponymous SiriusXM show. "I was always worried about anything that felt non-comedy or took me out of a world of comedy. … You have to keep your own identity and do your own thing." He also said of being unphased by his bride-to-be's love scenes with other men, "I think probably five [or] 10 years ago … it would've been … devastating. If people want to be together and love each other, they're gonna be together, and you have to kind of have faith in that on some level — and if not, then you're not gonna be." Finally, on the July 20 episode of Andy Cohen's "Radio Andy," Colin said that he and his fiancée currently have no plans to tie the knot amid the coronavirus pandemic: "We don't know what's even legally allowed," he said. "This is not the time to get all your elderly, at-risk relatives together in one big group. I don't know when that moment will be. Who knows? We don't know whether we could do a live show for 'SNL' yet, let alone have a wedding where the audience is elders."
In other delayed-nuptials news… During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on July 22, Sarah Hyland said she's not sweating the fact that she and her fiancé, Wells Adams, have been forced to push their wedding plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I think right now there are more important things to worry about," she said. "We definitely want to get married one day and have the wedding of our dreams and have everybody that we love there. But we postponed wedding planning because we want to be able to focus on what's important right now. … I'm really more focused on political things rather than wedding things. There is a lot going on in the world right now and that's what we should be focused on." Chimed in the Bachelor Nation star of how they've grown closer during quarantine, "One of the only positive things that has come out of this is we're forced to slow down and maybe think about things in a different way. There is a little bit of silver lining. Maybe something good can come out of this. And I've found it really wonderful to be with Sarah this entire time. It's been nice to get to know her on a deeper level. Before, we were working so much that it was a little bit like ships passing in the night. It's been nice to keep falling in love with Sarah."
Another Bachelor Nation couple that's been forced to put their wedding plans on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic? "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour. "Before the pandemic, we began looking into venues, dates, etc. But with the unknown state of everything, we're putting things on pause and just enjoying being engaged," the blonde beauty told Us Weekly during an interview that popped up online on July 20, adding that they're considering tying the knot in California, where they both currently live. Instead of planning a wedding, they're planning a move: Hannah lives in Los Angeles, while Dylan calls San Diego home, but now they're "definitely on the hunt for a bigger San Diego place that we can both call home," she said. "Although we have a good balance in our relationship, you never know what type of roommate someone will be until you actually live with them for a long period of time," noted the bride-to-be. "Luckily, Dylan has been an awesome roommate and we really balance chores out well. We're also good at giving each other personal space when we need it, too!"
During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on July 21, Victoria Fuller said that she and Chris Soules are "really happy" together. "The last few months have been really special for us. We're enjoying each other," she gushed, adding that she met the former star of "The Bachelor" through another Bachelor Nation personality, pal Kelsey Weier. "She was like, 'I think he's single and he's very attractive, you should talk to him,'" Victoria recalled, adding that she and her beau first connected when he texted her in March. "Some people said he slid into my DMs, but he literally owns an iPhone 2 and can barely send out a text! But if he had, I would have responded," she said. When they finally met in April, they "were both really nervous," Victoria shared. "But it wasn't awkward. It felt really natural. And immediately, I was like, 'I really like him!' I felt a genuine connection. And Iowa [where he lives] is so quiet — we were able to just focus on each other and enjoy each other's company." The duo plan to continue dating long-distance after Victoria moves to Nashville or Los Angeles. "We don't really have a system, but the amazing thing about him is that he never puts pressure on our relationship or wants to put a timeline on it," she said. "We are learning and we're growing and we're figuring each other out." As for the mutual history with Bachelor Nation, "It's nice to be able to share that commonality," said the brunette beauty. "But Chris got to know me for me, not for what he saw on ['The Bachelor']. And I'm grateful the way things ended on the show — it worked out!" She concluded by gushing of Chris, "He's a good one. He's the best."
During an interview with "Extra" that popped up online on July 22, Joe Giudice said that he and his estranged wife, Teresa Giudice, are currently on good terms: "We get along fine. We talk a lot — any time I talk to the kids," he said. "[Our] relationship is good. It's unfortunate what happened. You can't change what's done."
Jana Kramer and husband Mike Caussin took to Instagram on July 20 to mark the fourth anniversary of his cheating scandal. "Four years ago yesterday was discovery day," the former professional football player, who's struggled with sex addiction, said on his wife's Instagram Story. "That was the day that Jana found out about all [the cheating] I was doing. It was a life-changing, really bad day, obviously, for both of us, but we were able to lean into each other and connect over it and have a lot of gratitude for where we're at now compared to four years ago." The father of two then shared his advice to other married couples: "Lean into your partner — if there's any pain, go through it together." Jana, meanwhile, captioned a photo of herself and her husband, "Yesterday marked 4 years since discovery of his affairs. Holy hell was 4 years ago the worst day of both of our lives and [boy] did our world literally explode. But last night was the first time on this day that we were closer than ever. Sure, there were some tears but the connection was stronger than it's ever been. I'm so thankful for the way Mike leaned in with empathy. That makes all the difference."
According to People magazine, Tom Arnold and his fourth wife, Ashley Groussman, filed their dissolution of marriage documents in Los Angeles on July 16. The former couple of more than a decade listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, which the actor first announced in January 2019. The duo will share custody of their son and daughter.
People magazine reported on July 16 that three days earlier, Ron Perlman's estranged wife, Opal Stone, finally filed her response to his petition for divorce, which he filed back in November 2019 — months after he was seen smooching his current love, actress Allison Dunbar. The jewelry designer reportedly cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and requested spousal support.
Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram on July 19 to mark the second anniversary of the day her husband, Nick Jonas, proposed. "To the greatest joy of my life. 2 years ago on this day you asked me to marry you! I may have been speechless then but I say yes every moment of everyday since. In the most unprecedented time you made this weekend so incredibly memorable. Thank you for thinking of me all the time. I am the luckiest girl in the world! I love you @nickjonas," she captioned a sweet mirror selfie. The previous day, Nick took to Instagram to gush over his wife on her 38th birthday: "I could stare into your eyes forever. I love you baby. You are the most thoughtful, caring and wonderful person I have ever met. I am so grateful we found one another. Happy birthday beautiful," he captioned a photo of the actress sitting in his lap.
In more anniversary news… Tarek El Moussa and girlfriend Heather Rae Young took to Instagram on July 22 to celebrate their first anniversary. "Exactly one year ago today, @heatherraeyoung and I decided to be exclusive during our second date! Less than a week after our first date, we moved in together and never looked back! I'll never forget the first time I saw her, it was the 4th of July 2019. On July 3rd, I was a lost and broken man. If you asked me about love I would have answered 'not for me.' July 4th was different. It was the last thing I ever expected but I met the love of my life. The second our eyes connected and we smiled at each other I knew my life would never be the same. She is incredible in every way possible and most importantly she loves and adores [my kids] Tay and Bray. @heatherraeyoung I just love you to the moon and back. You are my everything and you complete me. I'd be lost without you. HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY MY LOVE!!" the father of two captioned a slideshow of photos. The "Selling Sunset" star also shared a slideshow, along with the caption, "From the first day I met you, to our first date and our second date when we decided to commit 100% before we barely even knew each other. But we knew what we had was special. We had that butterflies in your tummy, can't eat, can't stop smiling soul mate love. I always knew it was out there, I knew I deserved to find it, I had given up hope that you were out there, and then there you were. It was unexpected for both of us and it was a moment that changed our lives forever. You are my very best friend in the whole world. The man I look up to, admire, adore, best daddy, best heart, kind & most important loyal and honest. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Every single day waking up to your sweet face and holding me before bed. I love you beyond anything I could have ever dreamed or imagined. I promise to love you every single day @therealtarekelmoussa. Happy One Year Anniversary my bunny bear 🐻 the love of my life."
In still more anniversary news… Jesse Tyler Ferguson took to Instagram on July 20 to gush over his husband, Justin Mikita, on their seventh wedding anniversary. "Seven years ago today I married you. Two weeks ago I got to see you become a dad. We are entering a whole new chapter and I couldn't be happier to be doing it with you. Happy anniversary @justinmikita. Beckett is so lucky to have you and so am I," the "Modern Family" star captioned a slideshow of photos of the lawyer, with whom he recently welcomed baby boy Beckett. Justin also shared a slideshow of photos to mark the occasion, writing in the caption, "Happy 7 year wedding anniversary, @jessetyler. I miss getting dressed up and going anywhere with you & I miss chewing on your face on subway platforms around NYC. It's a weird one, spending our days groundhog style on this couch — but there's no other person I'd rather be on lockdown with than you. Can't wait to put a suit on again and go somewhere with you when this is all over. I love you! Marrying you 7 years ago on Mercer was the best night of my life."
On the July 20 episode of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever," Emily Maynard and Brad Womack opened up about their failed engagement following the 15th season of "The Bachelor" — his second stint leading the franchise. "It didn't last so long, but I take a lot of the blame for that," said the blonde beauty. "I was 24. I'm 34 now. I didn't have the maturity to deal with all of that. And it was really hard. We both put in a lot of work traveling back and forth and all of that, but I think we both knew, 'This is just not fun anymore. This is just not going to work.'" Said Brad of their whirlwind romance, "I fell hard for her. I think at the end of the day, we were just two different people. You get back to normal life and you start realizing that maybe we want different things. When all this is said and done and the show is gone, what do we actually want? And nothing's right or wrong, but we just had different ideas of what the future looked like. It was a brutal breakup because I did fall in love with her very, very quickly, and very deeply. I was broken over it for a long time." After they split, Emily went on to star on season 8 of "The Bachelorette," which was incredibly difficult for Brad. "Not only was my heart broken … every Monday night on national television, [there she was]," he said. In 2014, following her second Bachelor Nation engagement — to Jef Holm — Emily married Tyler Johnson. "[Brad] actually texted me after I got married and told me how happy he was for me," she said. "He's so respectful. I have nothing but good words to say about Brad. It all works out." Said Brad, "I'm very respectful of boundaries. … Don't get me wrong, after we broke up, I'm sure I called her 200 times and went straight to voicemail. But after all that died down, once I heard she was dating somebody, I don't cross those boundaries. I think we both moved on." He also cleared up rumors that he felt pressured to propose to Emily after rejecting both of his finalists on season 11 of "The Bachelor." Said Brad, "I don't feel pressure to do something I don't want to do. I can admit it, man, I did fall in love with Emily. The proposal was more than genuine. I was a nervous wreck — and looking at what I thought at the time was the woman of my dreams, so I was living out my fairy tale. Did I feel pressure to do it? Hell no, I felt excited to do it. I think of that day fondly — no matter the outcome." Also on the July 20 episode of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever," Brad revealed that he and his long-term girlfriend, fitness model Jena Mays, are still going strong. The duo, who were first linked in 2017, have kept an extremely low profile over the years. (See her here.)
On the July 15, episode of the "Hot Takes & Deep Dives" podcast, fitness star Jackie Warner revealed that she and Jillian Michaels dated for more than six years early in their careers. Jackie even encouraged her then-girlfriend to audition for her star-making role on "The Biggest Loser," she claims. Jackie went on to explain that they eventually split over issues in their working relationship: "I told her, 'I'm going to open my own gym and hire doctors to work for me.' Her answer to me was, 'If you don't make me your 50% partner, I will work against you, take all of your clients and open my own gym,'" she recalled. "We broke up when she said that. But she's dangerous, so I made her my 50% partner. When she got 'The Biggest Loser,' she never spent one day at the gym. So basically I had to pay her off just to go away." Added Jackie of her former love, "She's a lot to handle. I used to call her Tasmanian Devil." According to Us Weekly, sources close to Jillian dispute Jackie's claims about their history as business partners.
On the July 21 episode of Us Weekly's "Here for the Right Reasons" podcast, Bachelor Nation star Michelle Money said that she and her boyfriend, professional golfer Mike Weir, have no plans to wed, though he gave her a ring and asked her to be his "forever girlfriend." Added the former "The Bachelor" season 15 contestant, "Mike and I have this mutual beautiful commitment with each other, where we just want to be life partners."
During a joint interview with GQ that debuted online on July 16, Quavo and Saweetie dished on how they first connected on Instagram when the Migos rapper spotted her on his Explore page. He then researched the "Icy Grl" rapper before sliding into her DMs. "I told her, 'You an icy girl, you need a glacier boy,'" he recalled of his opening line. After chatting via direct messages, they graduated to phone calls. Months later, he invited her to a big party in Los Angeles. She then ghosted him. "I was trying to play hard to get," she revealed. They later had their first real date in Atlanta. After he choked on a crab cake at a fancy restaurant, he gave her a tour of the Quality Control Music studios. They then headed to a strip club, where a fight broke out. During the ensuing fray, Quavo and Saweetie got separated. He raced back to the car … and momentarily forgot he was on a date. "She catches up and cussed me out in front of [the club]," he said, adding that they ultimately smoothed things over and "ain't look back since." The "My Type" chart-topper, who was born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, also shared how her beau has impacted her life: "Growing up I struggled with communication, and he has taught me to be a better communicator," she said. "I feel like I'm growing and I'm maturing because of him — not the music, not Saweetie, but Diamonté. … I don't know how I would be as a person if I would have never met him." Chimed in Quavo, who was born Quavious Keyate Marshall, "When she talk to me and when we started talking to each other, the Saweetie s— go out the window and the Quavo s— go out the window. I give her Quavious. I give her what my mama calls me. I don't let people inside my life, and I let her inside. And she's helping me grow up. She's showing me how to love a woman."
On the July 16 episode of Taylor Nolan's "Let's Talk About It" podcast, Blake Horstmann revealed that he's "kind of seeing somebody right now." The controversial "Bachelor in Paradise" alum added that they're "going slow" and "keeping it private." His lady friend, he noted, lives in a different state, so they've been doing "a lot of Zooms" together. "Before 'The Bachelorette,' I would jump into a relationship. I'd meet somebody and be like, 'OK, here we go.' Like, boom: I'm in a relationship," he said of how he's handling things differently this time. "I fall hard. I fall fast. So I'm trying to navigate this in a different way and do this differently instead of doing that, and maybe it'll be a different outcome. So that's kind of where we're at right now. Because I do go in hard, and either I get scared or she gets scared, so I'm trying to do this one a little bit different." In late June, Blake was linked to recently single "Big Brother" star Holly Allen.