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 early December 2019, starting with this Oscar-winning actress… Emma Stone's boyfriend of about two and a half years, Dave McCary, took to Instagram on Dec. 4 to announce that they're engaged. The "Saturday Night Live" writer-director shared a smiley selfie with the "La La Land" star holding up her hand to show off her new engagement ring. He captioned the sweet shot with the double-hearts emoji. It's unclear when exactly he popped the question. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Justin Timberlake took to Instagram on Dec. 4 to address his late November hand-holding scandal involving actress Alisha Wainwright. "I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love," he wrote. "A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my co-star. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that. I am incredibly proud to be working on 'Palmer.' Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it." Justin, who's been married to Jessica Biel since 2012, made headlines when he was snapped holding hands with Alisha — who's playing his love interest in the upcoming sports drama "Palmer" — during a night out in New Orleans.
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Earlier this year, there were reports that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom planned to tie the knot before the end of 2019, but Us Weekly reported on Dec. 4 that that's no longer the plan. "They changed the timing due to the location they want," said a source, adding that the duo are "beyond in love" and have been enjoying the process of planning their upcoming nuptials. "They're going to have one local wedding party, and the other will be a destination wedding party," continued the insider, noting that the pop star "wants to have her first kid soon after they get married." The actor popped the question on Valentine's Day.
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Is Offset stepping out on Cardi B again? On Dec. 3, Tekashi69's girlfriend, Jade, took to Instagram to accuse the Migos rapper of sliding into her DMs around 1 a.m. She then shared the receipts: a since-deleted video that showed her opening a message from Offset reading, "Miss u [for real]." She captioned the clip, "Why are you writing me? You don't respect [Cardi]??????? There's a lot of [stuff] I haven't exposed yet, but there's a time for that." Cardi and Offset responded by alleging that his Instagram had been hacked. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper even posted a since-deleted video denying that her husband had strayed: "Everybody know he done some dumb [stuff], but come on now, [he] ain't dumb, [he] ain't crazy," she said. "We've been so good. We had a sweet weekend. Life has been good. [He] ain't gonna play himself like that. That's why I'm not entertaining [the cheating rumors]. That's why I'm not getting all rowdy. … It's as simple as that." Offset's Twitter activity early on Dec. 3 also seemed to indicate that he'd been hacked, though his explicit tweets came hours after Jade received the DM from his Instagram account, prompting her to question whether there was really a hack at all. "The hack started after you got exposed. Why didn't it start at 1am?" she asked on her Instagram Story.
Following late November rumblings that they'd quietly called off their five-year romance, Matt Smith and Lily James stepped out for lunch in London on Dec. 2 — the first time they've been seen together in public since the summer. (The actress was noticeably absent when the former "Doctor Who" star celebrated his birthday with friends and family in October.) "It clearly wasn't a relaxed date — there was no hand holding or affection," a spy told The Sun, which reported that the duo, who sparked engagement rumors in early 2018, recently split over their "hectic schedules and [her] discomfort over his friendships with female stars." A source told the British tabloid, "Things haven't been right for a while, and a few months ago they decided to finally end it properly. It has been difficult because they have many mutual friends, so hopefully it will all stay civilized. But for now the relationship is formally off." The evening before their lunch date, Lily was seen sharing a taxi with actor Max Ianeselli (see photos here) following an Armani party in London. (It's unclear if they're just friends or something more.) According to The Sun's source, the "Cinderella" star appeared "visibly shaken," "as though she was putting on a brave face" and "a bit shell-shocked" during the star-studded fashion event. "At one point during a conversation she sort of glazed over and then apologized saying she had a lot on her mind," said the insider. "She doesn't know what to believe — she still loves Matt of course, but it has been a very difficult period for her." As for those "friendships with female stars" that are said to be troubling Lily, Matt has reportedly grown close to recently single "The Crown" co-star Claire Foy, who split from her husband, Stephen Campbell Moore, in early 2018.
According to a Dec. 3 TMZ report, Chrishell Stause recently filed her response to Justin Harley's petition to legally end their marriage. Curiously, she listed their date of separation as Nov. 22 — the day the "This Is Us" star filed for divorce, indicating that she felt blindsided by the breakup. (He listed their date of separation as July 8 — even though they've been photographed looking happy together several times since then, including at the 2019 Emmys in September and at a Golden Globes event on Nov. 14.) Their date of separation isn't the only thing on which they disagree: The actress also asked for spousal support and for her ex to pay her legal fees, while Justin previously indicated that she should pay her own legal fees and that he doesn't intend to pay spousal support. After Chrishell filed her paperwork, People magazine reported that, according to a source, the "Selling Sunset" star is "still reeling" from the split. "Yes, they'd had some problems, but she certainly never thought he would just go and suddenly file for divorce, and not even try to save things," said the source. "He's reached a new level of fame thanks to ['This Is Us'] and he doesn't want to close many doors right now, and that's not necessarily the path Chrishell is looking to take. She thought babies would happen soon after they got married, but it just hasn't worked out." The insider added that now, Chrishell feels like Justin "never took their marriage seriously at all." Explained the source, "Justin has already been married — and divorced — once before. But Chrishell had been in other serious relationships in the past, like with Matthew Morrison, and didn't take them further because she was always adamant that when she got married, it would be forever — she was only going to do this once. It's partly why she and Justin waited so long to get married: She wanted to be sure that when they said their vows, they meant them. And she did — she would have stayed forever. … She was his staunchest supporter and would've had his back through anything." A second People source said that Justin "is obviously very disappointed that his marriage didn't work" but that for now, he and Chrishell "are both focused on their busy careers." A day earlier, Chrishell took to social media to seemingly address the split. She posted a cryptic quote from writer Nishan Panwar reading, "It's hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it's even harder remembering who they used to be."
E! News reported on Dec. 4 that, according to a source, Camila Mendes and Charles Melton "have been separated for a few months now" and are "taking a break from their relationship" — primarily because they've both been "stressed," which caused "ups and downs" in their romance. "Their relationship escalated very quickly and they are taking time now to focus on their work and themselves," said the source. "They both have movie projects separately and it's been a lot on both their plates. … Nothing in particular happened, they just both felt busy and overwhelmed and it was a lot of pressure on them." Continued the insider of the "Riverdale" co-stars, who celebrated their first anniversary in August, "They are still in touch and both understand they need to be cordial while on set and throughout press for the show. … They have been filming together while being split and things have been normal. … Everyone is very close on the show and are all very good friends. … They can't ignore each other so they just remain cordial and try and focus on filming."
It's time for this week's round of Kylie Jenner and Drake romance rumors! Page Six reported on Dec. 2 that the duo's longtime friendship did, in fact, briefly turn romantic in October. But, according to one source, "when the media caught on, they stopped" hooking up because "neither of them want to be publicly seen as a couple." According to a second source, the reality star isn't interested in seriously dating the chart-topper because of his reputation for playing the field. "She's smarter than that," said the second source, adding that the makeup mogul's recent split from Travis Scott is (as Page Six puts it) "complicated enough without throwing another high-profile relationship into the mix." Speaking of the "Highest in the Room" rapper… He was on hand as the Kardashian-Jenner clan celebrated Thanksgiving together in Palm Springs in late November. The festivities included a visit to the Agua Caliente Casino, where an E! News source spied the former couple together: "They seemed very close," said the onlooker. "There was no PDA or anything romantic, but they seemed happy to be together. They whispered in each other's ears a lot and laughed. They were having a good time." The spy added that Travis seemed to be on great terms with Kylie and her family.
Another reality star who spent Thanksgiving with her ex? Kristen Doute. The "Vanderpump Rules" star sparked reconciliation rumors when she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself celebrating "Friendsgiving/TurkeyPalooza 2019" with a group of pals including her former off-and-on love, Brian Carter. When a fan asked in the comments section if they're back together, Kristen responded, "No but we're great friends." Meanwhile, Justin Theroux took to his Instagram Story on Nov. 27 to reveal that he was among the guests at ex-wife Jennifer Aniston's annual Friendsgiving party.
Following multiple sightings of Tyler Cameron and Stassie Karanikolaou spending time together, Us Weekly reported on Nov. 27 that, according to a source, they're "absolutely hooking up" but "keeping things casual." The insider added that the Bachelor Nation star "really likes" Kylie Jenner's BFF, "thinks she's gorgeous" and "wants to continue seeing her and see where it goes." On Dec. 2, Tyler told TMZ of his love life, "I'm not really worried about all that right now. I'm really just focusing on myself."
Zendaya and her "Euophoria" co-star Jacob Elordi first sparked romance rumors when they vacationed together in Athens, Greece, in late August. They further fueled those rumors by spending time together in the actor's native Australia in late November. In addition to attending GQ Australia's Men of the Year Awards on Thanksgiving, they were also spied exploring Sydney with a group that included Jacob's parents. But during an interview with GQ Australia that hit the Internet on Dec. 2, the Aussie actor made it clear that he and Z are just friends: "She's like my sister," he said before gushing about working with her on "Euphoria." Added the rising star, "Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She's super-dope to work with. She's an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us. … But we're all really close. There is not one weak link in that show. We've spent so much time together and everyone is just so cool to work with."
Longtime pals Selena Gomez and Niall Horan, who've been linked several times over the years, sparked a fresh round of romance rumors in October when they were seen spending time together … along with other mutual friends. (She was also seen visiting his house, while he took to his Instagram Story to share a photo of himself posing next to a poster featuring her image.) But on the Dec. 2 episode of Australia's hit90.9 "Brekkie Crew" podcast, the former One Direction singer made it clear there's nothing going on between them. "Do I have a girlfriend? I don't, no," he said. "I'm very much single. Very much single." Continued Niall of the inevitable dating rumors that kickoff every time he's seen with a female friend, "That's the most annoying part. Try and be friends with a female." He added of his single status, "I'm focusing on the job at the minute. … If [love] comes to you, it comes to you."
Winnie Harlow and Maluma further fueled romance rumors by spending time together during the Dior Men's Pre-Fall 2020 presentation in Miami on Dec. 3. The duo, who were first linked in October, posed for a photo with Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West at the star-studded fashion show. They were also seen canoodling while sitting in the front row in a video posted by Derek Blasberg on Instagram — the singer appears to either kiss the model's cheek or whisper in her ear as Derek's camera pans past them to a dancing Bella Hadid. Noticeably absent from the front row? The mystery woman with whom Maluma arrived at the event. Earlier in the evening, he took to his Instagram Story to share video of himself and a beauty in a blue dress sharing a ride to the event. "This is my date for tonight," he says while holding her hand, adding in Spanish that she'll also be his date "the day after that and the day after that." He also shared a photo of himself walking with his arm wrapped around his date's shoulders after they arrived. It's unclear whether or not she was on hand when Maluma and Winnie closed out the night by grabbing a bite from the same restaurant. (They both shared videos of themselves enjoying the same Mariachi band at the same location though refrained from posting about each other.)
Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley are officially moving forward following the cheating scandal that threatened to derail their plans to become husband and wife. On the Dec. 1 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," the reality star said that she and her beau are "re-engaged," though she acknowledged that they're "still working it out" when it comes to her trust issues following his infidelity. She also said that she's wearing "the same ring" with which Dennis proposed in late 2018. (He asked her to return the ring when they split over the summer — a move Porsha called "shady" during her chat with Andy Cohen.) "We're working on our family. It takes time. I love him and he loves me, and we're doing what's best for our family. That's really all you can do," she said, adding that "you have to have trust." Porsha also said that their wedding will be sometime next year, though they "don't have a set date yet."
Moving on! According to multiple media outlets, Brody Jenner and his former partner, Kaitlynn Carter, separately partied with the new people in their lives during a night out at Nightingale nightclub in Los Angeles on Nov. 26. According to "Entertainment Tonight," Brody "was there with a new girl" — Us Weekly later identified her as 20-year-old Maxim model Allison Mason — while his ex left the club "hand-in-hand" with her mystery man. A few days earlier, Kaitlynn claimed that she and Brody are "better friends now than ever" following their breakup, but according to "ET," the former couple "were situated on opposite sides of the club" and Kaitlynn "tried to keep a low profile while hanging out with her gal pals, who kept watch on her former beau." So maybe they're not such friendly exes after all!
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 27 that Avril Lavigne and Phillip Sarofim, who started seeing each other in early 2018, recently called it quits.
During an interview with WSJ. Magazine that hit the Internet on Dec. 3, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he was initially reticent to marry his second wife, Lauren Hashian, because of his divorce from his first wife, Dany Garcia. "My divorce did a number on me," he said. "I wasn't fearful of getting married again, there was just some hesitancy. But Lauren was incredibly patient: 'I love you, you love me, we have this amazing life together — no presh.'" He also opened up about the first time he met Lauren, with whom he shares two daughters: "Within 30 seconds, I thought, 'Wow, this girl's stunning,'" he said. "At the time, I was going through my breakup with Dany and [Lauren] was just coming off a big breakup too. Ironically, when you're not looking for something, the power of the universe kind of takes over."
According to Us Weekly, Tom Welling and his love of five years, Jessica Rose Lee, tied the knot at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery in San Ynez, California, on Nov. 30. "Twilight" alum Ashleey Greene was among the guests at the Western-themed nuptials. The bride and groom welcomed a son, Thomson Wylde, earlier this year.
"Southern Charm" alum Ashley Jacobs has officially moved on from her ex-boyfriend, Thomas Ravenel: On Dec. 2, the registered nurse debuted her new boyfriend, Mike Appel, on Instagram in honor of his birthday. In the process, she made a not-so-subtle dig at her ex, who's 22 years her senior. "Found someone close to my own age!!😉And our birthdays are just a day a part! Happy birthday to this cutie♥️ Thanks for making me smile!!" she captioned a photo of herself and her new beau. Over the summer, Ashley sparked rumors that she was seeing Amanda Stanton's ex-boyfriend, Bobby Jacobs.
"Lizzie McGuire" alum Clayton Snyder took to Instagram on Dec. 1 to announce that he proposed to actress Allegra Edwards on Thanksgiving. "Dear Allegra. Some things never change. Except, a lot changed, and then it got very similar, but very different, but better, and now, your finger's a bit heavier. And not just because of all the pecan pie. What a Thanksgiving. I love your laugh. I love your heart. I love your family. I love you. Looking forward to wifing you," he captioned a slideshow of two photos of them together in 2009 and in 2019. "I get to grow older with the love of my life, for the rest of my days. 💍 I adore you Clay. Thankful is an understatement," she captioned the same two shots.
Instagram official? Future further fueled rumors that he and Lori Harvey are an item by posting a stunning photo of the model on his Instagram Story on Nov. 29. "Flawless," he wrote across the pic. He also shared a video of them looking cozy together while riding in a car in Abu Dhabi. Lori, meanwhile, has refrained from posting anything about the rapper on her social media channels.
On the Nov. 26 episode of her eponymous talk show, Wendy Williams took a moment to shut down rumors that she's dating the late Whitney Houston's former best friend and lover, Robyn Crawford. After acknowledging that a certain tabloid had been "insinuating that something romantical is going on between me and Robyn Crawford," the hostess clarified, "I am no lesbian. I like women for friendship. I like men, and I like the D." Continued the TV star, "First of all, I'm not down with that — all due respect to the lesbians. Second of all, Robyn is really married. She's got kids, and I'm not a homewrecker." Added Wendy, "I've never even been curious. … It's so complicated being a woman — I just couldn't imagine two of us in a relationship."
Ron Perlman and his rumored girlfriend, Allison Dunbar, made their official debut as a couple at a private party for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood on Dec. 2, 2019.
Steve Kazee took to Instagram on Dec. 3 to gush over his girlfriend, Jenna Dewan, in honor of her 39th birthday. In the process, he revealed that he and the dancer-actress, who's pregnant with their child, just took a major step forward in their relationship: They're now living together. "This woman. What an indelible mark she has placed on my heart. The day of her birth has been a full one for us so far…dropping off the kiddo [her daughter Everly] at school, baby doc appointment, nursery planning, moving into our new home, picking the kiddo up from school and so many other little life moments. Through it all I love catching eyes with her and knowing that she is the person I will be spending the rest of my life with. I couldn't be more grateful that she was put on this earth and that we found each other through all the noise. I love you Jenna and I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!" he captioned a photo of the birthday girl flaunting her baby bump.
During an interview with Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper that hit the Internet on Nov. 29, Camila Cabello explained why she initially avoided calling her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes, by name while speaking publicly about how their relationship inspired her new album, "Romance." Said the singer, "I guess I was avoiding it, yeah. … I mean, I don't call him Shawn Mendes, you know? I call him pet names that I'm not gonna say in this interview. … But I feel like when I say his name, it's just contributing to the pop culture circus. As soon as I do it, I can hear the screams … and I'm like, 'No, no, no, you're not hearing what I'm trying to say.' I'm not talking about it as some Twitter thing. … That's my boyfriend. This is real. … We're just two kids in love."
In early 2018, Lionel Richie made no secret of the fact that he disapproved of daughter Sofia Richie's age-mismatched romance with Scott Disick. Now, however, he's singing a different tune. E! News reported on Dec. 3 that, according to a source, Lionel has "accepted their relationship" and is making "more of an effort" with his little girl's beau — even though he "still isn't entirely 100 percent on board with Scott mostly because of the age difference and how young Sofia is." Added the source, who noted that the 21-year-old model is "infatuated" with the 36-year-old father of three, "Scott and Sofia are still together and all is well for now. … Lionel can see how happy Sofia is." The couple even spent Thanksgiving with the Grammy winner. "They all flew together on [Lionel's] private jet for their holiday trip," said the source. "[Lionel] is a really honest, up-front kind of guy and feels like his father-daughter relationship with Sofia is more important than anything so he's trying to be there for Sofia and to be supportive of her despite his reservations about her relationship. … They all had a really great holiday together though and progress is for sure being made between Lionel and Scott." On Dec. 4, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Scott and Sofia "bring out the best in each other" and have "never been better." Said the source of Scott's perspective on his girlfriend's famous father, "Since Scott is a father himself, he recognizes the importance of a close bond with his children and would never want to harm the relationship between Lionel and Sofia — especially because Scott's parents have both passed away. … He values family above all else and will always look to build a bond with Sofia and her family and would never want to detract from it." According to the Us Weekly insider, Lionel "worries about his daughter, like any father" but has "come to see that Scott is a positive influence" on her and that they "both love each other and have built a life together." A second Us Weekly source, however, said that Lionel is "worried that she's too young to jump into something this serious."
During a Dec. 3 chat with Us Weekly, Priyanka Chopra said that the best part of being married to Nick Jonas is "the stability of knowing that this is a family that you've chosen." Added the actress, "There's something really powerful about that." A day earlier, the duo took to Instagram to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. "My promise. Then..today.. forever. You bring me joy, grace, balance, excitement, passion.. all in the same moment…thank you for finding me..Happy First wedding anniversary Husband," the actress captioned a slideshow of photos and videos from their traditional Hindu nuptials. "One year ago today we said forever… well forever isn't nearly long enough. I love you with all of my heart @priyankachopra happy anniversary," the singer captioned a stunning shot from their Western-style wedding ceremony.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times that hit the Internet on Dec. 3, Camila Morrone defended the 23-year age gap between herself and her boyfriend of two years, Leonardo DiCaprio. "There's so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps," she said. "I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date." She also expressed her hopes that her performance in the recent drama "Mickey and the Bear" will prove that she's more than just Leo's girlfriend: "I think more and more now that people are seeing the film, I'm slowly getting an identity outside of that," she said. "Which is frustrating because I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you're dating. … I understand the association, but I'm confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation."
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's former off-and-on love, Jen Harley, seemingly took a dig at the "Jersey Shore" star on her Instagram Story on Dec. 1. She shared a quote reading, "A break from someone will either make you realize how much you truly miss/love them or how much peace you have without them." She wrote under the quote, "Nothing but Peace baby." The duo called it quits for good in October following a headline-making domestic violence incident.
Us Weekly reported on Dec. 2 that, according to a source, although Britney Spears' year has been particularly chaotic, there's been at least one major silver lining: her relationship with her boyfriend of three years, Sam Asghari. "Her relationship with Sam is rock-solid," said the source. "He brings her so much joy and is a source of stability in her often-chaotic life." Less solid? The singer's relationship with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons. "Britney does not have much of a relationship with Kevin other than everyday co-parenting stuff," said a second Us Weekly source. "They're cordial but don't do very much as a family." The insider added that the boys are "very rarely" with both parents at the same time.
On the Dec. 2 episode of the "Anna Faris Is Unqualified" podcast, Kat Von D said she "dated nothing but jerks" before her husband, Rafael Reyes. "I don't even know if I've ever been taken out on a date. Is that sad?" said the tattoo artist, who previously romanced Nikki Sixx, Deadmau5, Steve-O and Jesse James. "I dated somebody who cheated on me intensely. I don't even know how it's physically possible to [sleep with] so many people," added the former "LA Ink" star, who said back in 2011 that Jesse, to whom she was engaged, cheated on her with at least 19 different women. "I think I was in denial maybe a little bit. I wanted this to be real and it wasn't. But I used to be a hopeless romantic." She has a healthy outlook on her past relationships now, though: "I'm just grateful that I was in a position to understand that [the cheating] wasn't about me. I think a lot of women get cheated on — or people get cheated on and they feel like they aren't good enough or something was wrong with them. I know my power. I know I'm an amazing girlfriend. Of course, I'm annoying in other ways too, but I didn't think this was about me. This was about his own issues. That made me sad for him," she said, adding that she's "in a good relationship now" because she "had to go through all of that to be the best girlfriend or wife or partner and to find the right person." Anna also suffered through an ex who cheated, though the actress, who was married to Chris Pratt, didn't name names. "I'm pretty oblivious sometimes — especially in relationships. Of course, I don't want to believe that anything [is wrong], but there was that gut feeling that was starting to grow more and more," said the "Just Friends" star, who noted that her friends eventually confirmed that her ex had been unfaithful.
People magazine reported on Dec. 1 that former "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Carly Steel accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend of about a year, Jacob Andreou, in late November. The Snapchat exec got down on one knee as he and the TV hostess enjoyed a view of the Eiffel Tower from a balcony in Paris. The bride-to-be later took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos depicting the proposal, which she captioned, "Saying yes to my soulmate, best friend and partner in crime @jacobandreou was the easiest decision this procrastinator ever made 🥰 oh, and the most romantic, epic, movie-worthy proposal complete with a perfectly timed Eiffel Tower light show and an art gallery filled with framed photographs of the special moments in our relationship over the past year plus a stunning @lorraineschwartz 💍 didn't hurt the decision making process either."
TMZ reported on Nov. 27 that a judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, recently signed off on the divorce settlement between Vanilla Ice and his estranged wife, Laura Van Winkle, who filed to legally end their marriage three years ago … a few years after they first separated. The former couple reportedly agreed to a settlement in October.
During a late-November Q&A promoting his two-part A&E documentary special, "The Road I'm On," Garth Brooks opened up about his first marriage to Sandy Mahl, who appeared in the documentary. "[I was] gone so much on the road [during our marriage], there were things I guess she was [trying to tell] me that I didn't hear until this biography," he said, according to Us Weekly. "It's rare you get to hear the other side. I just saw her and I think I hugged her harder than I ever have now that I know things that either I didn't hear or that she didn't say until now." The country star met his second wife, Trisha Yearwood, while he was married to Sandy, with whom he shares three daughters: "I had been married 13 months when I met her. When someone said, 'What'd you think when I met her?' I said, 'I felt like I just met my wife,' which is weird, right? But the girls' mother and I were married in a church, in front of our families," he said. "If [Trisha and I had] gotten married then, either the career wouldn't have been what it was in the '90s or our marriage wouldn't have lasted. So I have to believe that things happen when they happen. I feel very lucky right now where I'm at. So even if I did have regrets, I wouldn't change anything in fear of changing where I'm at right now." When Garth and Sandy divorced, he was at a loss regarding how to raise his three daughters on his own: "And [then] my best friend showed up. It was good. [Trisha] helped me out a lot," he recalled. "I'd never wished divorce on anybody, but [for us], three children and three parents worked really well."
During an interview with Page Six that hit the Internet on Nov. 28, Damon Dash said JAY-Z "tried very hard" to get Aaliyah in the late '90s and early '00s — around the time he started dating Beyonce. "I did not mean to fall in love with Aaliyah, she was just that cool," said the record exec, who romanced the late singer from 2000 until her death in 2001. "We were both going hard. … Everybody was trying to get to Aaliyah — it was not just Jay. … I did not know Jay was trying to holler at her, but then it just happened like that. He was trying, I was trying. Everybody was trying — he was going hard." Continued Dame of his former love, "I was not in love with Aaliyah through the television — I fell in love with her from hanging out and meeting her. She looked different than Aaliyah on the TV screen."
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 27 that, according to a source, Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder, have "had their share of ups and downs" over the years because she's "an extremely fiery character" while he's "a laid-back guy," but they "love each other enormously and respect each other's boundaries." Said the source, "They're proud to have stayed married so long and to still be best friends. … Julia and Danny support each other and want the best. … They have a deep love that keeps growing." Over the years, the duo have weathered various rounds of rumors that their marriage is in trouble.