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-February 2020, starting with one of our favorite bachelors… Drake and Imaan Hamman sparked romance rumors on Feb. 7 when they were seen walking arm-in-arm during a New York Fashion Week event. "They were so cute together," a spy told Us Weekly. "They were hanging out together at the dinner, took pictures — he had his arm around her. [It] definitely looks more friendly than just friends." According to Page Six, the 33-year-old chart-topper was also seen leaving the 23-year-old model's New York City apartment on Feb. 5. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
On the Feb. 12 episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," which was shot late last year, Teresa Giudice admitted that she now believes Joe Giudice cheated on her early in their marriage. She even revealed that she once caught him using a secret second cell phone to communicate with another woman: "Listen, he had a separate cell phone with one girl," she told a group of friends. "I found it! It was his ex-girlfriend's sister. He said she was going through her divorce. He was helping her trying to sell her house." She went on to explain why she was in denial about his behavior even though "there were rumors out there" at the time: "Like, I quit my job. Gia was 3. What was I gonna do? … I should have left then, right? I didn't because he denied it to me. I believed him. … Sometimes you're blind." To make things clear, her brother, Joe Gorga, asked, "Today, do you believe he cheated on you?" Replied the mother of four, "Yeah, now I do." She later added during a confessional, "It took a long time and it still is really hard for me to admit, but I owe it to myself to open my eyes to it." She also acknowledged that she has "a lot of resentment" toward Joe because she "was like the perfect, perfect f—— wife."
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After the rumor mill started churning in early February that Scott Disick and Sofia Richie had quietly called it quits, E! News reported on Feb. 11 that, according to a source, although the couple "bicker at times … things are OK with them" at the moment. Said the source, "They make empty threats that it's over and then they get back together. They are comfortable together, so it's easy to say things that you don't mean. They have drama but always end up fine." The insider added that the pair "spend a lot of time together" and can sometimes "push each other's buttons." When things get tense, "Sofia will take her stuff and leave for a day or two," said the source, adding that at the end of the day, the age-mismatched duo still "love" each other. "They know they would rather be together than apart," concluded the insider. Echoed a People magazine source, "Scott and Sofia are the type of couple that constantly split up and get back together. It's all very dramatic, and then all good again."
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Another week, another round of romance rumors for Rihanna and A$AP Rocky! On Feb. 6, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, the duo "are hanging out and hooking up." Added the source, "They're having fun and have always had chemistry." After the pair were seen together at a nightclub in the Los Angeles area in the wee hours of Feb. 11, E! News reported that, according to a source, "[Rihanna is] seeing A$AP Rocky and they are continuing to hang out. But she considers herself to be single. Whatever is going on is just casual to her. She's letting loose and having a good time." A second source said that the singer "wants to be single and isn't going to jump into something" following her recent split from Hassan Jameel.
Although they've maintained for months that they're just friends, Us Weekly reported on Feb. 6 that, according to a source, Zendaya and Jacob Elordi are officially dating. Three days earlier, the pair sparked the latest round of romance rumors when the actor was seen pecking his "Euphoria" co-star on the head during an outing in New York City. (See photos here.) Meanwhile, People magazine reported that the duo "looked very romantic" when they caught the Feb. 5 production of Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen" and then went backstage to greet the cast. "She did not intro him as her boyfriend, but it was very obvious that they were together. They were trying not to hold hands and stuff and give away that they were a couple since there were a lots of people around," said the People spy.
People magazine reported on Feb. 7 that, according to a source, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott "are spending more and more time together" and "are very happy," though they are not "officially back together" yet. "[Kylie] doesn't want the pressure to announce that they are back together until there is more of a commitment from Travis," said the source, adding that the makeup mogul "has done very well without Travis." Continued the insider, "Her family knows that she will continue to do well, even if things with Travis don't work out. … But they are great together. And, of course, it's best for Stormi to have both parents around as much as possible." The duo sparked a fresh round of reconciliation rumors when they hit up the Oscars afterparty scene together on Feb. 9.
Demi Lovato and Machine Gun Kelly sparked romance rumors when they were seen leaving Soho House West Hollywood at the same time in the wee hours of Feb. 5. In video obtained by Page Six, the pair can be seen walking out the door together and then collecting their cars from the valet stand. According to the New York Post's gossip column, "MGK's Aston Martin convertible was seen following Lovato's SUV toward the pop star's condo." The following day, however, TMZ reported that "there's nothing romantic going on" between the singer-actress and the rapper-actor, who were at Soho House "to hang out with a mutual friend."
Although they recently made their Instagram debut, Us Weekly reported on Feb. 6 that, according to a source, Lady Gaga and her new boyfriend, Michael Polansky, "are not serious." Said the source, "She's having fun and likes the attention, but he is not the only guy she's interested in. Despite sharing a pic of them on Instagram together, she hasn't been making a big deal about Michael to her friends."
Us Weekly reported on Feb. 12 that, according to a source, Justin Timberlake is still "bending over backwards" to get wife Jessica Biel "to forgive him" and "to make sure he's there for her and [their son] Silas" in the wake of his late-2019 hand-holding scandal. Said a second source, "He's been sending Jessica lots of sweet texts and telling her she's the hottest wife and mom in the world." The duo have reportedly been in therapy to deal with their issues.
It's official! On the Feb. 11 episode of "The Late Late Show With James Corden," Anna Faris finally confirmed that she and Michael Barrett are engaged. After showing off her engagement ring and joking that she's getting "back on that horse" following her divorce from Chris Pratt, the "Mom" star asked James if he's interested in officiating her upcoming nuptials. "Can you officiate a wedding?" she asked. "I would love it if you auditioned — if you came in and read."
During a Feb. 9 interview with "Entertainment Tonight" on the red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party, Maria Bello revealed that she and French chef Dominique Crenn "just got engaged" in Paris on Dec. 29. Said the actress, "It was very surprising but meant to be. And it's about time. I've finally grown up enough to get married." She added that she and her fiancée "just light each other up."
On Feb. 11, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn Kelly, released a statement announcing that they've "jointly agreed to separate" after more than a decade of marriage. They reportedly informed the monarch of their decision sometime last year after they "reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children" — daughters Isla and Savannah — and for their "ongoing friendship." According to the statement, "The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couple's first priority will remain the continued wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters. … Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children." The statement also made it clear that both Peter and Autumn, a native Canadian, will remain in Gloucestershire, England, "to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years." A day before the former couple released their joint statement, The Sun reported that it was Autumn's decision to end the marriage. The British tabloid added that, according to a source, Princess Anne's son "is absolutely devastated by this" and "didn't see it coming." Said the alleged insider, "He thought he was happily married and had the perfect family with two lovely daughters. But he is now in total shock. Autumn is a wonderful wife and mother and a very intelligent woman, but she's been telling her friends for some time that there were issues." Said a second source, "Certainly none of us think either Peter or Autumn are involved with anyone else. It just seems they have grown apart, but it's come as a bolt out of the blue for Peter and he's very upset."
In other royal-romance news… On Feb. 7, Queen Elizabeth II released a statement announcing that Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London on May 29. "The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace," read the statement. Beatrice and Edo announced their engagement in September.
It's getting super-serious! Leonardo DiCaprio and girlfriend Camila Morrone took a major step forward in their relationship during the 2020 Oscars on Feb. 9. Though they went to great lengths to avoid being photographed together (they each posed on the red carpet separately), ABC cameras managed to capture the duo sitting together in the front row during the ceremony. It's the first time the actor has brought a date to the Oscars (aside from his mom) since then-girlfriend Giselle Bundchen tagged along in 2005.
Another duo who made their big debut during the Oscars? Brie Larson and actor-director Elijah Allan-Blitz, to whom she was first linked in July 2019. Though he declined to pose with his girlfriend for official photos, Elijah was snapped holding Brie's hand as they made their way into the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Taye Diggs and his girlfriend, "Madam Secretary" writer Kristi Korzec, made their red carpet debut at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood on Feb. 9. The duo were also seen together over the summer, indicating that Kristi is the same girlfriend the actor mentioned during an October 2019 appearance on "The Talk."
Similarly, Chris Kattan debuted his relationship with model Cheyenne Gordon at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood on Feb. 9. It's unclear how long they've been a couple, though the former "Saturday Night Live" star first posted about Cheyenne on Instagram on Christmas. (See their PDA-packed social media debut here.)
Ariana Grande was caught on camera kissing a mystery man while hanging out with friends at a bar in the Los Angeles area during the wee hours of Feb. 9. TMZ published the video, which effectively ends recent rumors that the singer-actress is in a relationship with Mikey Foster.
Nicolas Cage brought a new girlfriend to the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Feb. 8. "Nicolas and his date looked comfortable with one another," a spy told Us Weekly of the new couple. "Nic looked protective of her, always holding her hand or placing his hand in her lap. They remained by each other's side throughout the evening. She looked comfortable with him and wanted to be near him." It's the first new woman with whom the actor has been seen since his short-lived early-2019 marriage to makeup artist Erika Koike.
Garcelle Beauvais took to Instagram on Feb. 9 to announce that she and her boyfriend of a few months, Michael Elliot, recently called it quits. She shared a text meme reading, "Plot twist … I'm single," which she captioned with the hashtag "life happens." According to Us Weekly, the actress just gushed about Michael on the red carpet during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon on Feb. 6: "Oh, my God, he's been so great," she said, adding that he'd "agreed" to appear with her on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Said Garcelle, "We'll see him a little bit. It's been really, really cool and really fun."
Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, aren't so estranged anymore! The Jasmine Brand published video of the couple holding hands and laughing while walking through the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Feb. 8. Nine days earlier, the reality star said that she and her hubby "are in a really good place right now" and that their relationship had recently "taken a turn."
According to TMZ, Jenelle Evans and her estranged husband, David Eason, were seen together in Nashville on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, prompting the webloid to speculate that the former "Teen Mom" couple "are clearly back together" and "giving the relationship another try." But on Feb. 11, E! News reported that, according to a source, the duo has "no plans" to reconcile romantically — as the mother of three said last month. "Despite being out with David in Nashville, the divorce is still happening," said the source. "There is no real change to their relationship situation. They are co-parenting. … They have no plans to get back together. Jenelle was in North Carolina last month getting some of her things out of her home. David was visiting Nashville to see [their daughter] Ensley. … Jenelle and David are getting along, but they're working on their communication and relationship for the sake of Ensley. They are not reconciling."
During an interview with The Telegraph that hit the Internet on Feb. 8, Joanne Froggatt said that she and her husband, James Cannon, have "been separated for a little while." The "Downton Abbey" star added that she and her ex plan to continue running the production company they started together.
TMZ reported on Feb. 2 that Ryan Cabrera has been dating WWE star Lexi "Alexa Bliss" Kaufman since October 2019, which is when they met at the "SmackDown" on FOX premiere event in Los Angeles after The Miz introduced them to each other while hanging out backstage. Since then, they've been seen together in Chicago and St. Louis, where they rang in the New Year together, as well as back in Los Angeles for a pre-Grammys event. They then hit up Disneyland together in early February.
The Jasmine Brand reported on Feb. 8 that, according to a source, Ne-Yo's wife, Crystal Renay Smith, "left him" after she'd "had enough." She's reportedly planning to file for divorce "very, very soon." According to the blog, the duo, who tied the knot in 2016, have "been having issues for quite some time."
TMZ reported on Feb. 12 that Mya secretly tied the knot on the beach in the Seychelles in December. The webloid published photos of the singer in a wedding dress following her "very intimate" nuptials and wondered who she'd married as she hasn't dated anyone publicly in years. On Valentine's Day, Mya revealed what was really going on: She married herself in a new music video for her song "The Truth."
On Feb. 11, People magazine broke the news that former Eagles guitarist Don Felder proposed to "Inside Edition" weekend anchor Diane McInerney during a sunset stroll on the beach in Malibu on Jan. 19. "Don is so in love with Diane. She fills his heart every day in every way with love and joy. Diane is beyond excited to be engaged to the love of her life. Their friends and family are thrilled for their happiness," said a source close to the couple of two years.
Bachelor Nation's Lesley Murphy — who competed for Sean Lowe's heart on Season 17 of "The Bachelor" — took to Instagram on Feb. 5 to announce that she's engaged to her boyfriend of a year and a half, Alex Kavanaugh. "2/4/2💍, a day I'll never forget," she captioned a slideshow of photos depicting the moments after her beau popped the question in Manhattan Beach, California. Alex also took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos showing off Lesley's new engagement bling. In the lengthy caption, he detailed his extravagant proposal: "I've been planning this proposal for months, from asking Lesley's parents for permission, to finding the perfect ring and planning a pretty over the top proposal with 5 drones, 3 cinematographers, 3 photographers all capturing the moment," he wrote. "Words can't really begin to describe well enough the deep love and friendship Lesley and I have. I truly wish everyone could find [the] true love and connection and respect for each other that we have. Lesley, I love you with all my heart and can't wait to share the rest of our lives together."
In other Bachelor Nation news… Former couple Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski, who announced their breakup in December, sparked reconciliation rumors with their flirtatious behavior on social media this week. On Feb. 5, Katie took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in Rome. "Comment your favorite place you've ever traveled to," she wrote in the caption. Commented Chris, "Your apartment." So far, neither Katie nor Chris have addressed the hubbub around the current status of their relationship.
On Feb. 6, Page Six reported that, according to a source, Pamela Anderson's whirlwind non-legally-binding marriage to longtime pal Jon Peters went down because her "heart was open, but, in hindsight, too open" following a "spiritual cleanse" in India. "Pamela does not operate on the same wavelength as other people. She has a huge heart and she loves big, fast and hard," said one Page Six source, adding that although they briefly dated in the '80s (pictured), Pam and Jon had only reconnected for three days when the film producer suggested they tie the knot. "She came back from her trip and Jon said to her, 'I love you, let's get married.' So she said, 'OK,'" said the source. "Jon has pursued her for 30 years. They were texting while she was in India and agreed they'd have lunch," explained a second Page Six source. "The day she returned, Jon invited family and friends [over for lunch] and proposed to her. He had a friend 'officiate.' Essentially, it was a sweet ceremony, but ultimately, [no marriage license] was filed. … Pamela respected him. He treated her like a princess. She felt she was ready to be married. It all felt right. Maybe even a sign, a gift from God after her monthlong cleanse. She was vulnerable, and she accepted his proposal. It was only supposed to be lunch." According to the first source, the former "Baywatch" beauty realized she'd "made a terrible mistake" after just a day and a half of marriage. According to the New York Post's gossip column, she found her new husband to be "overbearing, and too focused on fame, while she now prefers to spend more time out of the celebrity world." According to the first source, the model-actress thought her new hubby was "trying to be too controlling over her" and "felt that he was frustrated over how she wanted to maintain her financial independence." Said the insider, "He started to make calls about her career and cast her in a movie he was working on — things she didn't want." Continued the insider, "Pamela dodged a bullet. She was very uncomfortable after finding out certain things. I can tell you she didn't like learning of his sexual harassment allegations and subsequent payouts." (Jezebel reported in 2018 that Jon has been sued for sexual harassment at least five times.) Said a third Page Six source, "[Jon] never ever gave up on Pam and I'm not sure he has now. He will try to woo her back. It won't work. But he won't stop trying. Every woman he's ever been with looks a lot like her." Said yet another source close to the blonde beauty, "Pam's never stopped looking for love, even though she always seems to find it in the wrong places. She's still looking for that bad boy with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, many of the guys she's been attracted to just have total black hearts. She's really grown up, come into her own. But these guys, they never grow up." Meanwhile, Pam said in a statement to People magazine, "Jon and I have been friends for a very long time. He has been nothing but nice to me and, for that, I love him. Jon opened up his heart and home to me, has helped me through sad times, and I only have kind words to say about him. We remain friends." But it didn't take long for things between the exes to sour…
On Feb. 7, Us Weekly reported that it was Jon Peters who decided to end his marriage to Pamela Anderson after she spent half of the 11 days they were married at her ranch in Canada. And he reportedly dumped her via text. After describing their "beautiful amazing love fest," he reportedly wrote, "This whole marriage thing … has scared me. It made me realize that at 74, I need a simple quiet life and not an international love affair. … Therefore, I think the best thing we can do is that I'm going to go away for a couple of days and maybe you need to go back up to Canada. We did it. The world knows we did it and I think now we need to go our own separate ways. I hope that you can forgive me." He reportedly ended his text by telling Pam, "I want to be in your life forever," and that there's still a role for her in an upcoming film he's producing. She reportedly texted back, "I forgive you," along with a blowing-kisses emoji. Said an Us Weekly source, "Jon has spent his lifetime producing movies and has amassed a sizable fortune, which is for his kids. He realized that marrying Pam could affect that and there was no way he was prepared to take that risk." Three days later, Page Six published an even longer version of the alleged breakup text from Jon to Pam. The producer also alleged to the New York Post's gossip column that it was Pam who wanted to get married and that he paid off some of her debts before they threw in the towel. "Everything they told you was a lie," he said of Page Six's various sources. "Needless to say that when she texted me that she wanted to get married, it was kind of a dream come true even though I was engaged to someone else and the lady was moving in. I dropped everything for Pam. She had almost $200,000 in bills and no way to pay it so I paid it and this is the thanks I get. There's no fool like an old fool. … I welcomed her into my life with open arms and love since I have looked after her for many years. … I've paid … [her] bills since she was broke. I bought her a completely new wardrobe." He added that he "didn't want to say anything" other than that they "were going our own separate ways" until he read the Page Six reporting about Pam finding him to be "controlling." A rep for the actress called Jon's claims "entirely fabricated" and "ludicrous." Added the rep to Page Six, "Despite Mr. Peters' efforts to elicit a response from Ms. Anderson, she has no comment to provide and wishes him well."
During a Feb. 5 interview with Page Six, Jennifer Tilly revealed that her friend Alexandra Grant has actually been dating Keanu Reeves "for years." Said the actress, "I remember a couple years ago — about a year and a half ago — [Alexandra] said, 'Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,' and I'm like, 'Wait. What? What? What?'" the Oscar-nominated actress recalled. "It's really astonishing to me how in the last five months, all of a sudden, she goes to an event with him and everybody goes insane, like, 'It's his new girlfriend,' because she had gone to a lot of events with him. It's just suddenly surfaced that he's been dating her for several years." Continued the "Chucky" actress, "I saw him at her last art opening, and he's not, like, wanting the spotlight, because he's a really low-key guy, too, and I think why everybody went crazy is that they're sort of the perfect couple. I think everybody wishes that they had something like that. It's not a razzle-dazzle Hollywood romance." Jennifer added that Keanu is "a really great guy" but also "really lucky" to have snagged Alexandra.
According to an Us Weekly source, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth "stayed away from each other" at a Feb. 7 pre-Oscars party. "Liam left when Miley and her parents got there," said the source, adding that the actor "didn't seem upset" about crossing paths with his ex-wife. "Miley's parents were staying separate from Liam and were hanging out in the back area of the party," continued the insider. "They avoided him, but [it] didn't seem they had any beef with him. Miley also didn't seem to be bothered by the fact that Liam was there because he left soon after she walked in." Concluded the source, "Liam doesn't have bad feelings toward Miley, he just wants to move forward with his life. He's happy with Gabriella [Brooks]." The former star of "The Hunger Games" was first linked to the 21-year-old Australian model in December.
On the Feb. 11 episode of Us Weekly's "Hot Hollywood" podcast, Patti Stanger said that she's seen Ben Affleck "a million f—— times on Raya," an uber-exclusive dating app for the rich and famous. The former star of "The Millionaire Matchmaker" added of the A-list actor, "There's a reason he married Jennifer Garner. … She's a mother to him. She's the catch of all catches." She then shared her dating advice for Ben: "He has to realize that he's going for these 20-somethings that he gets bored with," she said. "He needs to find someone in the middle, who has the nurturing mother [side] but also knows I'm not going to put up with your [crap]. … He hasn't found a boundaries girl who's got spine. I would say someone 38 to 40."
The Blast reported on Feb. 5 that Andy Richter and Sarah Thyre settled their divorce, effectively ending their marriage of 27 years. The comedian filed for divorce in August 2019 after they announced their plans to call it quits last April.
On the Feb. 11 episode of her "Down to Date" podcast, Kendall Long opened up about her recent split from Joe Amabile. "I did not see it coming," she said. "Every relationship has issues, but I feel like — with Joe and I — we were best friends. Everything was fun. We were getting a dog together." Continued the Bachelor Nation beauty, "I thought Joe and I were going to literally be married. … If anyone knows me, I'm not the person that plans my wedding, and I was literally doing that with Joe. But something weird about ending something with someone that you thought you were going to marry [is] you almost feel like you have such a better idea of what you're looking for." She went on to explain that Joe became homesick for Chicago after they moved in together in West Hollywood in April 2019. "Ultimately what happened was that Joe felt like he would have a better [life] in Chicago," she said. "In no way can I ever be upset with him and have [resentment] toward him changing his mind and choosing to move because I understand the stresses of living somewhere like L.A. away from your family. That was also a huge reason why I didn't see myself moving from L.A. at least at that point in my life." Kendall also said that "there's still a lot of love and respect" between her and her ex.
On the Feb. 11 episode of Tamron Hall's eponymous talk show, Vanessa Lachey dished on the secret to her successful marriage with Nick Lachey: "You know what it is? It's all of it. It's all of the things. It's the love, it's the mess, it's the work, it's the joy, it's the tears. It's everything," she said. "And the thing — I'm actually going to get choked up thinking about it — is that we both put in work. I love him so much and respect him that when we do argue or we do fight or we do love or we do praise, it's coming from such a deep core place." The couple also opened up about how they fell in love after knowing each other for years "in passing" through her job hosting "Total Request Live." Said Vanessa, "He would come on the show to promote his album or anything he was doing at the time, and I was there working on 'TRL.' We would just catch up and we would just talk and hang out. And then when he was single and I was single … he asked me to be in his ['What's Left of Me'] music video." At the time, she lived in New York City, while he called Los Angeles home. "We spent a lot of time apart early in our relationship," said Nick. "[We would be] sitting on the phone for hours a day, not wanting to get off the phone." They finally connected while shooting the music video for Nick's 2006 single. "I get there and we have this emotional connection, and this is the first time we're gonna physically see each other after the butterflies," said Vanessa. More than a decade later, they're still going strong.
Scheana Shay gushed about her new boyfriend, Brock Davies, during a Feb. 9 interview with Us Weekly: "He treats me right. I've never been with someone who made me feel so loved and not insecure. We are a good fit for each other," she said. "We are both loud, outspoken personalities so we butt heads at times, but any issue we've ever had has been resolved in less than 30 minutes."