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-September 2018, starting with one of our favorite former couples: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long were seen together at a hotel in New York City on Sept. 10, sparking rumors that they've reconciled. Page Six wrote on Sept. 11 that according to a source, the duo "seemed romantic." Said the spy, "He came in [alone]. They left together. … It was like they were together and trying to look like they weren't." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Pamela Anderson and her boyfriend of more than a year, Adil Rami, called it quits just days after he gave her a promise ring and brought up the prospect of tying the knot, TMZ reported on Sept. 7. (According to the webloid, she gave the ring to her older son, Brandon Lee.) Page Six, meanwhile, reported that the "Baywatch" alum decided to end things with the soccer star after they spent a week with his 2-year-old twin sons. "It broke Pam's heart that he doesn't see them enough, as he should, so she's moving out," said a source. "Pamela feels she is the reason Adil doesn't spend enough time with his children. She is removing herself from his life so he can do the right thing and be with his kids. It's a selfless move by Pamela, a true romantic — and she is heartbroken. Adil has difficulty balancing his life with Pamela and what should be a healthy relationship with his ex, the mother of his children. … It's typical of Pamela to sacrifice for her love. This is about his happiness and the sake of his sons. They need him more than her. She knows he'll thank her one day." The source added that Pam even hopes Adil will reunite with his sons' mother.
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The Sun reported on Sept. 9 that Mel B hooked up with Zac Efron following her split from Stephen Belafonte in 2017. The duo reportedly met on a super-exclusive dating app and exchanged "flirty" messages before meeting up. "He ended up driving over to her pad. They hit it off and spent a few enjoyable hours together," said an alleged friend, adding that the hookup "wasn't exactly a meeting of minds." Explained the friend, "Neither saw it as long-term, but there was chemistry there. Mel thought Zac had an amazing body."
On Sept. 10, Ashley Benson seemingly confirmed her rumored relationship with Cara Delevingne on Instagram, commenting "mine" on a slideshow of two photos that the model-actress posted of herself. But just a few hours after the purported public profession made headlines, the "Pretty Little Liars" alum took to her Instagram Story to claim that she'd been hacked. "When you just get off a flight with no WiFi and find out your Instagram got hacked," she wrote across a selfie showing her at the airport. The duo, who've been making the film festival rounds for their upcoming musical drama "Her Smell," were photographed kissing in London on Aug. 14 but have yet to officially confirm their relationship status.
In photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, Andrew Garfield and "Jessica Jones" actress Susie Abromeit are seen packing on the PDA at the beach in Malibu on Sept. 5. Since then, they've been seen together at a Malibu restaurant and at Disneyland.
Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton fueled romance rumors at the New York Fashion Week party for the racecar driver's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger on Sept. 10. According to The Blast, after arriving to the event together and cuddling up on the red carpet, the duo grabbed a late-night dinner at Carbone.
Brandon Jenner and wife Leah took to Instagram on Sept. 10 to announce that after six years of marriage, 14 years as a couple and a daughter together, they're calling it quits. "We have lovingly come to the decision to end the romantic aspect of our relationship," they said in the lengthy statement, which they both posted. "We are deeply proud of the life we've cultivated together and are truly grateful for the bond of friendship we hold and cherish today. It is stronger than ever. Even though we have chosen to separate as a couple, we still love one another very, very much and remain a major part of each other's lives — as best friends, family and loving parents to our daughter." They went on to say that "there has been no lying or cheating or fighting that prompted this change" but rather "an expansion of our individual evolution which has inspired us to support each other in a new way." Added the former couple, "We are still, very much, a loving family and are bonded by a deep connection that is rooted in love."
Janel Parrish and Chris Long tied the knot in her native Hawaii on Sept. 8. The "Pretty Little Liars" star donned an Inbal Dror gown during the nuptials, which were officiated by the groom's brother, and changed into another white dress for the reception. The actress' sister served as her maid of honor, and two of her "PLL" co-workers were on hand for the big day: actor Brendan Robinson and executive producer I. Marlene King. "I think we're an amazing team," the bride told Us Weekly of her husband, adding that the chemical engineer is "the strongest, kindest person I've ever met."
On Sept. 11, Fred Durst filed to divorce Ukrainian makeup artist Kseniya Durst after about six years of marriage. According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ, the Limp Bizkit frontman listed their date of separation as July 31. He reportedly does not want to pay spousal support.
On Sept. 8, Barstool Sports pointed out that Wayne Gretzky's daughter, model-socialite Paulina Gretzky, deleted all traces of her longtime beau, Dustin Johnson, from her Instagram page. On Sept. 11, the professional golfer released a short statement on Twitter alluding to the fact that there's trouble in paradise for himself and Paulina, to whom he's been engaged since August 2013 and with whom he shares two sons. "Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family," he tweeted. The very next day, The Sun reported that Dustin has been having an affair with California socialite Yassie Safai, who golfs at the same country club where Dustin and Paulina are members. "It is the talk of the club that Yassie is at the center of the split, and it has caused the Gretzky family a lot of heartache," a fellow club member told the British tabloid. The golf enthusiast then took to Instagram to shoot down the affair allegations: "My world has been turned upside down. … I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship," wrote Yassie. "I met Dustin Johnson at Sherwood country club. I have run into him at Sherwood maybe 4 times since then and yes briefly spoke with him, like I'm sure any avid golfer and member would. I am sure he is a great person but, we do not have a close friendship. I have never met Paulina Gretzky and do not know the Gretzky family, but again, I am sure they are great people. I don't believe that 3 retweets on my Twitter means that I am expressing my adoration for someone. Yes, I have retweeted 3 Dustin Johnson tweets. I have no insight into the rumors around Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky's relationship. I wish them nothing but the best." (Dustin has been accused of infidelity in the past, before and during his relationship with Paulina.)
Van Jones and wife Jana Carter are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage, they announced in a joint statement on Sept. 17. "Though we have decided to end our marriage, we still love each other very much," they said. "We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other's growth. There is no beef or drama — just evolution." According to TMZ, Jana is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their two children as well as spousal support. They reportedly separated in May.
Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid made it official during a civil ceremony in Florida in January. They tied the knot for the second time in front of 100 guests at Morrow Ranch in Palm Springs, California, on Sept. 9. According to People magazine, the duo's 15-month-old son, Caiden Zane, served as their ring bearer. "We wanted Caiden to be old enough to walk down the aisle. One of our visions was to have him be able to be the ring bearer, so it's perfect timing!" the bride, who donned a Galia Lahav gown, told People.
While sitting in the audience at Luann de Lesseps' cabaret show on Sept. 10, Teresa Giudice stoked speculation (again) that she's ready to pull the plug on her marriage. During the Q&A portion of the event, Teresa asked the former countess if it was "difficult going through a divorce." Replied Luann, who divorced Tom D'Agostino last year, "I just knew it was time to go. I was very solid in my decision, and I think that made it easier. … When I'm done, I'm done." Teresa then called out from the crowd, "Me too. When I'm done, I'm done." There have been rumors for months now that Teresa is gearing up to divorce husband Joe Giudice, who's currently serving time in federal prison.
Though Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer at first presented a united front in the wake of their divorce after less than two years of marriage, the breakup between the duo may have been more contentious than it originally appeared. On Sept. 6, the Medal of Honor winner took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a text message chain between his ex and another man, which he captioned, "If you're ever married to someone that texts this to another man that she's never met. Divorce her." In the since-deleted post, Bristol allegedly claims that her parents were "obsessed" with Dakota because he was "well-spoken" and "some war hero." She then wrote, "He's no hero. He didn't do that s—. He's a b—-. He doesn't have the guts to do that. He tries to act big and bad online but he's really a coward. … I can't believe I'm having his kid." It's unclear whom Bristol was messaging when the undated exchange occurred, though she welcomed her second child, daughter Atlee Bay, with Dakota in May 2017. On Sept. 10, a trailer for the new season of "Teen Mom OG" hit the Internet. "My husband Dakota has been struggling with PTSD and it's been hard on our marriage," Bristol says in the clip. "We don't know how to coexist together. I don't want to raise my kids to think that this is what a marriage looks like," she later says.
On Sept. 6, more than four months after Kelis accused Nas of emotionally and physically abusing her during their relationship, the rapper took to Instagram to deny his ex-wife's allegations. In a lengthy seven-part statement, he also opened up about their ongoing issues regarding custody of their son, accused Kelis of being jealous of his daughter from a previous relationship and admitted that he cheated on her. "I have to say i wasn't the most faithful husband. I was immature. I'm sorry about that," he wrote. He went on to allege that Kelis is actually the one who came after him physically. He also claimed that she tried to stop him from divorcing her. "Back then you asked me why didn't i stop the divorce from happening. I tried! We are too different. Some things aren't meant to be. We were meant to be so that we could have our son. Nothing more. You didn't like that," he wrote.
Aubrey O'Day opened up about her "toxic" relationship with Pauly D during an interview with TooFab that hit the Internet on Sept. 7, the same day the new season of "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" (for which they reunited) debuted on WE tv. "I truly felt like I was involved in a situation that was extremely toxic and I did not understand why or how to get out of it," she said. "Going into ['Marriage Boot Camp'], I was in a point with my relationship where I felt like I was suffocating and losing my identity," she continued. "I had my friends and family all telling me I was losing myself, I wanted a new environment, fresh perspective, therapy and a chance to be in a heightened environment and observe other people's process. … I was hoping that he could be honest and be his true self instead of playing the character he's used to playing on TV shows." As for her decision to say she felt "tortured" in her relationship on the first episode of the season, "I felt like that was the right term to use and it's my journey and that's the best term that I could think of to describe what I went through for two years," she said.
Chrissy Teigen dished on her sex life with husband John Legend during an interview for the October 2018 issue of Women's Health, which hit the Internet on Sept. 6: "It doesn't matter who you are — even if you're a sexy R&B crooner or an ex-swimsuit model, you're just tired," she said of making time for physical intimacy. "We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No! … We'll get back into it again. But it is funny: If he performs somewhere, and I go, I'm like, 'Oh, he's sexy.' We'll probably have sex that night." On Sept. 5, the duo were photographed sharing a passionate kiss as they left the GQ Men of the Year Awards … at which John had performed earlier in the evening.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are getting real serious real fast. The 28-year-old daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver has already spent time with her beau's son, Jack, from his marriage to Anna Faris, and the "Jurassic World" star has hung out with his girlfriend's mom (who reportedly introduced them) and brother, actor Patrick Schwarzenegger. On Sept. 8 and 9, it was Katherine's turn to catch up with Chris' brother, Cully Pratt. The duo joined Cully and other family and friends for a tour of the Round Pond Estate Winery in Rutherford, California, and a charity gala in Napa the following day, all of which was enthusiastically chronicled by Cully on Instagram.
Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead both took to Instagram to celebrate their 10-month anniversary on Sept. 10. "The past 10 months with you have been #magical," the "Flip or Flop" star captioned a selfie with her beau, who captioned the same shot, "Date night! And our table was over the ocean! No filter needed for that sunset! Magical!!!"
Sarah Silverman playfully ribbed Jimmy Kimmel about their former romance during a Sept. 5 appearance on his late-night show. After he asked about her love life, for example, the funnywoman fired back that she was "waiting for this tryst" (his marriage to Molly McNearney) to be over. "I mean, OK, Molly is cute," she said. "She's bright, she's funny, she's blonde — whatever! But come on! … You've got the kids. You've got the marriage. Alright, work it through! You think she's going to wipe your a– when you're old?" Continued Sarah, "It's not fair! She gets, like, new woke Jimmy. I had 'Man Show' Jimmy." She then opened up about her other famous ex, Michael Sheen (after first saying again that she's "waiting for" Jimmy): "As you know, he moved back to the UK. His life is really there, and my life is really not there. But I love him to pieces. But if he's in town and we're both single, we will make love," she said. "But he dated someone for a beat [after me], and during that time when he was in town, we hung out … and we were just bros." Finally, Sarah joked that can't see Jimmy as "a sexual being anymore," though she called him "handsome" and said that he looks "gorgeous" and "like a model."
During a Sept. 9 chat with Us Weekly, Drew Scott said that his twin and "Property Brothers" co-star Jonathan Scott has been approached by ABC to star on "The Bachelor" several times now. "Jonathan has been pitched like, I think four times," said Drew, adding that his brother "don't need that." Continued the reality star, "Right now he's just focusing on what we're doing. … Eventually he'll have time and then I'll pawn him off for a dating show or something." Jonathan chimed in to say that starring on a dating show would give him "so much anxiety." He then alleged that he turned down his third offer to be the Bachelor "about a month ago." Said Jonathan, "I cannot. That is absolutely not me. I would love something like 'Amazing Race.' [It] would be fun. … But not 'The Bachelor.'" When Us asked if the recently single star would be interested in doing the show if he didn't have to get engaged at the end of the season, he fired back, "Oh, just frivolous sex? Oh, that sounds fun." Drew, who tied the knot in May, described married life as "amazing." He then described his recent honeymoon: "We went down to Ecuador, half of it was building bathrooms in a small community in the Amazon rainforest, so philanthropic. Half of it was relaxing on the Galapagos islands," he said.
The Blast reported on Sept. 10 that "Pawn Stars" personality Corey Harrison finalized his divorce from his wife, Karina, less than a month after they filed a joint petition to end their marriage. The duo, who were married for just a year, are expecting a child together next month. They reportedly reached an agreement about custody and support issues before filing.
Sofia Richie gushed over boyfriend Scott Disick during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald's The Goss that hit the Internet on Sept. 9. "We are very happy, very lovey dovey," she said. "We are best friends and that is mainly the strongest connection we have. We have always had that best friend connection and from there it has really worked out. I am so happy." As for the constant rumors about her beau's bad behavior, "Everything is so false," said the model. "I don't read it because I just get really angry. … It's hard to fully avoid it, but I get a good laugh too."
During a Sept. 6 interview with AM to DM by BuzzFeed News, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" star Noah Centineo opened up about dating given his new heartthrob status. "It's interesting. Nothing's changed as far as girls. It's just, now people might know who I am previously, so you have to vet the intentions, like, 'Oh, wow, you're gorgeous, but you never would've been talking to me unless I had a film out.' So you have to vet what people's intentions are when they approach you now a little more. Gotta protect myself," he said. When asked to share the best dating advice his mom has given him, the 22-year-old actor fired back, "She's like, 'Wrap it up!' I'm like, 'I got you!'"
Wendell Pierce, who portrayed the father of Duchess Meghan's character on "Suits," recently opened up to "Extra" about how he figured out his co-star was dating Prince Harry. "I actually didn't believe it was real, then all of a sudden I turn around and there is this guy from MI-5 on set every day," he said. "The one thing that was clear, she was extremely happy. … She had a glow," he continued. "I knew she was in love. … With the whirlwind of publicity and the world of being a royal now, the one thing that's constant is the fact that I know she loves him." Wendell went on to say that for a while, no one directly acknowledged Meghan's new beau: "She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code really. You know, 'How you doing?' 'Oh, I'm going to London, coming from London, whatever,'" he said. Wendell also dished on a special moment he shared with Meghan while shooting her "Suits" character's wedding: "I was sitting with Meghan in her wedding dress, as we waited for a set-up. We were alone. I said to her, 'Your life is going to change. It's going to be amazing but I want you to know that I'm your friend, and no matter where you are or what's going on, if the fishbowl that you're in ever starts getting to you, you can call me,'" he recalled.
The BET miniseries "The Bobby Brown Story," which debuted on Sept. 4, depicts the alleged romance between the New Edition singer and Janet Jackson during her marriage to second husband René Elizondo Jr. But according to The Jasmine Brand, the nature of their relationship has been greatly exaggerated for TV. A source tells the blog that the duo "never had a sexual relationship." Said the insider, "Janet would consistently brush off Bobby's advances." The website adds that Bobby was "highly infatuated" with the "Rhythm Nation" singer, who was at the height of her career at the time and never reciprocated his feelings. One thing the BET miniseries got right? Bobby did buy Janet a Jaguar, which she refused to accept. (He also once reportedly bought her a puppy.) But in real life, they didn't share a passionate exchange over the expensive car. Instead, The Jasmine Brand reports, Janet simply came to the window and made Bobby leave.
Though Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper got engaged on the Sept. 11 finale of "Bachelor in Paradise," the duo are no longer together. The same day the episode aired, RealitySteve posted screenshots of text messages in which Jenna tells another man she's dating that her relationship with Jordan is fake. "This is all for my business. … Me and Jordan aren't together for real. I don't even like him, let alone love him," she said. "I'm better than him and once I'm able to I'll break it off for good and make up some story to make him look bad if it will make you feel better. He means nothing to me and never has." On Sept. 12, Jordan took to Instagram to address Jenna's infidelity: "I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this," he wrote in part. "I'll be taking time to pursue my inner peace and she will always have me to talk to."
In other "Bachelor in Paradise" news, Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson got engaged on the Sept. 11 episode of "Bachelor in Paradise." Chris gushed to Us Weekly of his fiancée, "She's been my rock. She has supported me 100 percent of the way. … That makes me love her even more because I've always wanted a ride-or-die partner. I knew on 'Paradise' that's what she resembled based on certain situations. Now, seeing that translate into the real world and her having my back, it just makes me even more understanding of how great of a woman she is."
It was a huge week for Bachelor Nation! Kamil Nicalek broke his engagement to Annaliese Puccini on the Sept. 11 episode of "Bachelor in Paradise." Though she told host Chris Harrison that they were in "a good spot" in spite of the distance between them, Kamil blindsided her with the breakup. "I think I might not be the guy for you because I just feel like we kind of lost that spark we had in 'Paradise' after leaving and experiencing it in the real world," he told her. "You're great, Annaliese. You're an amazing woman. I don't want to string you along and pretend like we have something special still. It's just not working out for me and I think it'll be best for us to slowly part ways." Ouch!
Though Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt parted ways on the Sept. 10 episode of "Bachelor in Paradise," the duo reunited after the season ended and are currently an item.
Similarly, Kendall Long dumped "Grocery Store" Joe Amabile on the Sept. 10 episode of "Bachelor in Paradise." But like Kevin and Astrid, they reconnected after the cameras stopped rolling and are currently an item.
Meanwhile, former "The Bachelorette" contestant Clay Harbour is dating Angela Amezcua, who recently romanced Eric Bigger on "Bachelor in Paradise." The duo, who were set up by Chris Randone, debuted their relationship on social media on Sept. 5.
And finally, "Bachelor in Paradise" star Tia Booth and "Big Brother" alum Corey Brooks sparked romance rumors after sharing a series of flirty messages on Instagram. After Corey tweeted "hey girl" at Tia along with the red-rose emoji on Sept. 4, he moved over to the photo-sharing platform to get her attention. On Sept. 11, Tia posted a photo of herself wearing separates while posing with some of her female "BiP" co-stars. "Two piece set is old, but it's from @Lulus," she wrote in the caption. That inspired Corey to comment, "I've got a new 1 set for you made of boyfriend material." Well, then! Tia has also been seen commenting on some of Corey's Instagram photos.