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 late May 2019, starting with one of our all-time favorite former child stars… Emma Watson and Alicia Keys' half-brother, Cole Cook, sparked romance rumors when they stepped out together at The Spotted Pig in New York City on May 21. (DailyMail.com published photos of the pair during their night out on the town.) It's unclear, however, if the actress and the former audio engineer are an item or just friends. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates!
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Josh Duhamel sparked rumors that he's dating fellow North Dakota native Audra Mari, who won the Miss World America pageant in 2016, after the 46-year-old actor and the 25-year-old beauty queen were spotted at Nobu in Malibu on May 27. (See photos of their outing here.) Just a few days earlier, the "Transformers" star and "The Dirt" actress Rebekah Graf sparked romance rumors when "Roswell, New Mexico" actor Tyler Blackburn took to Instagram to share a collage of photos from a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, including a shot in which Rebekah can be seen kissing Josh on the cheek. (It appears that the three actors were working on a mystery project together.)
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In his book "Darkness to Light: A Memoir," which debuted on May 28, Lamar Odom reveals that he secretly romanced Taraji P. Henson, whom he met at a Hollywood party in 2008, and then cheated on her — even though the period they dated was "one of the happiest times" of his life. "She was just such a wise woman that she could see right through whatever smooth act I was trying to put on. She refused to be just another conquest, and truthfully, I didn't want her to be," he wrote. "We started secretly dating and quickly fell in love," he continued, adding that he also spent time with the Oscar nominee's son, Marcel. (They also double dated with the "Empire" actress's "Benjamin Button" co-star Brad Pitt and his then-partner Angelina Jolie — who thought the basketball star and the actress had been "together forever" — on the evening of the 2009 Golden Globes.) "I don't think I ever connected with another black woman as deeply as I did Taraji. … Things were amazing, but of course, God gave me a layup and I blew it," he confessed, claiming that he felt guilty about cheating on Taraji but ultimately couldn't control his addiction to sex. "We continued to spend a lot of time together, and she was a big part of my life, even though I wasn't being faithful to her," he wrote, according to multiple media outlets. During an interview with "Extra!" that hit the Internet on May 29, Lamar said of his ex, "She was a good woman. She treated me well. At that time in my life, I think it was important to receive love from a black woman. It was deep, it was intense. It was a good time in my life."
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Also in his memoir, Lamar Odom admits that cheating was a "regular part" of his relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, whom he says he once threatened to kill in the midst of a drug-fueled rage. "I had broken my vows with Khloe so many times it's just impossible for me to remember them all," he wrote. "I don't know why Khloe stayed with me." During an interview with "Extra!" that hit the Internet on May 29, he said that the chapters about his infidelity were the hardest thing about writing his memoir. "I wish I would have treated her the right way," he said of his ex, adding that she reached out to him the previous day to say that she was surprised by some of the things he could remember from their time together. "When I see her in these other relationships and everything like that… I always felt she was still my girl," he added. The former basketball star then doubled down on his previous claim that Khloe didn't know that he was an addict until late in their relationship. "That's my angel," he said of the reality star and her support following his near-fatal overdose. "She's one of the reasons why I can walk and talk now." He also told Us Weekly that he'll "always" have love for Khloe, and when asked if the door is still open for them to have a relationship, he replied, "As far as I'm concerned, but that's a better question for her."
The Daily Mail reported on May 27 that Jude Law and business psychologist Phillipa Coan, who quietly tied the knot in a simple civil ceremony in London on April 30, had a wedding for friends and family at the actor's parents' home in France over Memorial Day weekend. "It was a very beautiful ceremony and everyone had a great time," said a source. "Jude may have had his share of fun back in the day, but this was certainly a party he'll never forget." Among the 150 guests were the Oscar nominee's parents, sister and three oldest children, including musician-model Rafferty Law, who reportedly served as his dad's best man, and daughter Iris Law, who also models.
Us Weekly reported on May 29 that, according to a source, Wilmer Valderrama is "casually dating" model Amanda Pacheco. The duo have been spotted together several times since late April — most recently during a shopping trip in Los Angeles on May 19 (pictured). According to the source, the actor's superstar ex, Demi Lovato, knows about his new romance and "is being equally as supportive as Wilmer has been of her recent relationships." Added the insider, "Wilmer is still wrapped up in Demi and that's why they've always been so off and on and have continued their friendship as well as Wilmer's relationship with Demi's family." In the summer of 2018, the "That '70s Show" alum reportedly put his life on hold to support the singer-actress as she recovered from a near-fatal overdose.
According to Page Six, Aly Raisman was spotted holding hands with country singer Chase Rice following his performance at the NHL's Stanley Cup Final Party at Boston's City Hall Plaza on May 27. Later, the duo sat together during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. A rep for the country crooner, however, told the New York Post's gossip column that he and the Olympic gymnast are just friends.
Rooney Mara sparked rumors that she and Joaquin Phoenix had gotten engaged when she sported a massive sparkler during an otherwise casual shopping trip in Los Angeles on May 24 (pictured). The duo have been an item since late 2016.
Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence tied the knot at the Fairmont Grand del Mar hotel in San Diego on May 23. According to People magazine, which published exclusive photos from the nuptials, the bride donned a Romona Keveza gown with a six-foot train. Leah Remini served as her matron of honor, while Cheryl's sister Nicole and "Dancing With the Stars" colleague Kym Johnson Herjavec served as bridesmaids. The actor's two brothers, Joey Lawrence and Andy Lawrence, served as groomsmen.
People magazine reported on May 29 that, according to a source, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez "are not doing a huge wedding" and will likely opt for "a small family celebration that will, of course, include all four kids." The source went on to say that the power couple, who got engaged in March, haven't set a wedding date yet. "They are talking about the wedding, but nothing is finalized," said the insider.
During an interview with "Extra!" that hit the Internet on May 23, Christina Anstead dished on how she met her second husband, Ant Anstead: "We met through a mutual friend … [and] went on a blind date," she said, adding that they chatted on FaceTime for about two hours the first time they connected and then "met at a restaurant with a group of people." Gushed the mother of two, "It was love at first sight, and we've been together ever since." As for her relationship with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, "Most importantly, we have kids together. … That's what really matters, is that we remain friends, especially for co-parenting. It just makes everyone's lives easier," said the "Flip or Flop" star.
The Sun reported on May 25 that Brooklyn Beckham and his girlfriend of several months, Hana Cross, got into an explosive fight during the Cannes Film Festival in late May. "They were screaming and crying," said an alleged witness. "It was all very dramatic. They went to Cannes for a few days but started bickering almost straight away," said another insider. "Hana struggles with Brooklyn's fame and money and all that comes with dating a Beckham. Brooklyn gets jealous easily and didn't enjoy all the male attention she was getting. They had had a couple of drinks and started trading insults. They are both still young, so of course everything is very impassioned at that age. Things escalated quickly, and they were in each other's faces, screaming and crying. Hana confronted Brooklyn and lashed out, and security waded in. [His parents, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham] were contacted and made aware of the incident. Not surprisingly, they are seriously worried about the couple's toxic relationship and frustrated by all this humiliating public drama." The duo reportedly reconciled following the spat — the latest in a series of public fights that have "seriously frustrated" Brooklyn's folks, according to the British tabloid, which should be taken with a grain of salt. "As any loving parent would be, David and Victoria are worried about just how volatile this relationship is," said yet another source, adding that the power couple wants their oldest son to ask his girlfriend to sign a nondisclosure agreement — but Brooklyn has refused.
After taking to Instagram on May 22 to shoot down Natalie Portman's denial of his claims that they dated "for a few weeks" back in 2001, Moby returned to the social media platform on May 25 to apologize to the Oscar-winning actress. After deleting his first post about her and admitting that the public criticism of his decision to share stories about her in his memoir, "Then It Fell Apart," is "very valid," he wrote, "I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction. I have a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress. I tried to treat everyone I included in 'Then It Fell Apart' with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released. So for that I apologize, to Natalie, as well as the other people I wrote about in 'Then It Fell Apart' without telling them beforehand. Also I accept that given the dynamic of our almost 14 year age difference I absolutely should've acted more responsibly and respectfully when Natalie and I first met almost 20 years ago." He issued another apology on May 28, writing, "I want to apologize again, and to say clearly that all of this has been my own fault. I am the one who released the book without showing it to the people I wrote about. I'm the one who posted defensively and arrogantly. I'm the one who behaved inconsiderately and disrespectfully, both in 2019 and in 1999. There is obviously no one else to blame but me. Thank you, and I'm sorry."
Phaedra Parks and her boyfriend of less than a year, radio personality Tone Kapone, have called it quits, The Jasmine Brand reported exclusively on May 28. "There's no bad blood, it just didn't work out," said a source. Tone confirmed in January that he and the former star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" were an item.
Will Arnett has been dating fashion entrepreneur Alessandra Brawn "for several months," Us Weekly reported on May 23. The duo were first spotted together in March, though when they were caught on camera kissing, the paparazzi mistakenly identified the Robin Wright look-alike as the actor's ex, Elizabeth Law. It's unclear when exactly the "Arrested Development" star and the interior designer called it quits.
Tasha Smith and Michael K. Williams are an item, they revealed on Instagram over Memorial Day weekend. "Nothing makes me happier!!!!! The love Of my life @bkbmg ❤️❤️❤️ this man gives me goose bumps!!!!!" the "Empire" actress captioned a selfie with the former star of "The Wire," who shared the same shot of them hanging out by a pool in Atlanta. "I say word is born cause what I speak I manifest #lawofattraction," he captioned his version of the pic. The three-time Emmy nominee also shared a sweet shot of himself and Tasha laughing together while sitting by a koi pond. "The love is real!" he captioned a slideshow that also included a video showing off his matching Puma ensemble. It's unclear when exactly the pair started seeing each other.
Maren Morris took to Twitter on May 28 to shoot down rumors that she and her husband of more than a year, Ryan Hurd, are in couples counseling. "I've openly talked about therapy and so has my husband and blogs turn my quotes into 'THEY'RE IN COUPLES COUNSELING.' Which even if we were, it'd be beautiful, but it's turned into complete clickbait BS and we're like, the D List of celebs," she tweeted.
Porsha Williams sparked speculation that she and her fiancé, Dennis McKinley, had called it quits when she unfollowed him on Instagram — which fans noticed on May 27, according to Us Weekly. The reality star's sister and mother also unfollowed the businessman, with whom she welcomed daughter Pilar Jhena in March.
Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram in late May to mark her fifth wedding anniversary. "This was my wedding day almost 5 years ago in Italy. We flew in from Paris and our glam was rushed as we were trying to make it on time! We barely got my veil in as I was being pushed out the door so fast to walk down the aisle because Andrea Bocelli had started singing and I couldn't miss it. I had no idea it was really him until I got to the isle and screamed inside! So many amazing memories," she captioned the first of several slideshows of never-been-seen photos from her nuptials with Kanye West in Florence in May 2014. "A little behind the scenes from our wedding day 5 years ago," she captioned another slideshow. "5 years ago today I married my best friend," she captioned yet another slideshow. "KIMYE 4 EVA," she captioned a fourth slideshow.
In other anniversary news… On May 25, Nick Jonas took to Instagram to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with his wife, Priyanka Chopra. "One year ago today I went to go see Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood bowl with a group of friends. One of those friends was the woman that would become my best friend, my confidant, my muse, my beautiful wife. I am so grateful for our journey together so far. You make me smile every day and you inspire me to be the best version of myself. I am honored to be your husband. I love you. ❤️ @priyankachopra," he captioned a photo of them during the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. Priyanka, meanwhile, took to her own Instagram page to reveal that her hubby gave her Mariah Carey concert tickets as an anniversary present. "The best husband ever. … Even though he was busy and we were apart, he made sure I celebrated our one year anniversary with my fave!" she captioned a slideshow of photos and videos from the show, during which she met the superstar singer. "You will always be my baby @nickjonas Happy one year love!" she added in the caption.
During an interview with news.com.au that hit the Internet on May 29, Chris Hemsworth dished on the things he does that annoy his wife of nearly a decade, Elsa Pataky: "What annoys her about me? … Probably if I surf a little long or stay out a little late from time to time. But that's usually because of traffic!" he said. "What would annoy her? I'm perfect, nothing. But I can't wait for you to ask her that question. She'll give you a long list of things!" When asked to share what the actress does that annoys him, the "Thor" star demurred: "Well, if she's reading this, 'nothing annoys me about her!'" he said. "I gotta make sure there is a place for me in the bed when I get back home." He added of their dynamic, "I can be pretty damn stubborn, so can she, which is probably where we tend to butt heads occasionally. … But we've done pretty well to still be trucking along quite nicely, all things considered. We both have strong opinions and also both have a great amount of enthusiasm for what we believe in."
During a May 23 chat with E! News, former "The Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin opened up about life with her fiancé of about a year, Garrett Yrigoyen, since she moved into his place near San Diego earlier this year: "It's my first time I've ever lived with a guy so it's been an adjustment," she said. "I was used to living on my own so now it's coordinating our schedules and our ways of living but it's been so fun." She went on to describe their "new normal," which includes home-cooked meals, hot-tub hangouts, sunset watching and game nights with Garrett's brother and sister-in-law. As for their upcoming nuptials, the former publicist said that they currently have no date or venue set. "All we know is we talked about having food trucks and a bunch of games. That's all we have set so far but nothing beyond that," she said. "I want to be able to enjoy the entire wedding planning process. I love to plan and coordinate and pick out unique details so whenever that finally happens, I want to make sure everything is perfect for us." She then gushed of her man, "One of my favorite things about him is his sense of humor. He can find the funny in everything. He keeps me laughing and smiling and that's really important. … He doesn't take life too seriously. When I'm down, he always lifts me up."
Jenni "JWoww" Farley and her boyfriend, Zack Clayton Carpinello, made their red carpet debut at Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas on May 25. Earlier in the day, the wrestler called the reality star "the love of my life" on his Instagram Story.
On the May 24 episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off the Vine" podcast, the former star of "The Bachelorette" and her boyfriend, Jason Tartick, revealed that he's moving in with her in Nashville. The duo also revealed that they adopted a dog together, a golden retriever who was rescued from South Korea. On the May 28 episode of her podcast, Kaitlyn dished on the online "relationship reset course" she and Jason recently took because they thought "it would be fun just to do it to get to know each other and know what our strengths are and our weaknesses are and the shadows we live in from our childhood." Said the reality star, "It got into tough conversations and money and things that happen to you that can lead into how you behave in a relationship and it was so important and I learned so much and he learned so much and it's those tough conversations that will set you up for success in a marriage and in a healthy relationship."
Quavo and Saweetie are talking marriage! The duo attended the Migos rapper's sister's wedding in the Atlanta area on May 26 — and Saweetie caught the bride's bouquet! "G U E S S W E N E X T," Quavo captioned a video on Instagram depicting the big moment. "Yesssssir," his girlfriend wrote in the comments.
"Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" host Jordan Fisher proposed to his childhood bestie and longtime love Ellie Woods at her parents' beach house in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, on May 20. "5/20/19 – I asked my best friend a question…and she said yes. 😍 I love you so much, Ellie Woods. Can't wait to make you my wife MY WIFE," the singer-actor, who starred in "Rent: Live," captioned an Instagram video depicting the proposal. After he popped the question with a 2.75-carat, pear-shaped solitaire diamond ring, the duo celebrated their engagement with friends and family. They plan to tie the knot sometime next year, they told People magazine: "A year gives us plenty of time for us to plan a wedding without it being super stressful," said Jordan. "We want it to be fun and full of love and excitement."
It's been months since Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper — who got engaged on the finale of Season 5 of "Bachelor in Paradise" in September 2018 but called things off after she allegedly cheated, which she's denied — took aim at each other in the press. On May 29, however, Us Weekly reported that Jenna is writing a book telling her side of the story. "I know America has heard some of the obnoxious lies about me from Bachelor Nation's most thirsty contestants and gossip blogs. But now it's my turn. I have gone to great lengths to prove that all of these accusations were false," she said. The blonde beauty also told the tabloid that after Jordan proposed to her, he "blindsided" her by revealing that he had a girlfriend. "He said he needed to break things off with her because we got engaged, and as soon as he got his phone back he ignored me and spent hours outside talking to her. I was confused, and he couldn't really explain himself," she said. Jordan responded to his ex's allegations in a statement: "This is false. I'm not entertaining anything she says. … It's almost been a year and she is still at it. What a nightmare," he told Us Weekly.
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on May 28, Paris Hilton opened up about single life following her late 2018 split from Chris Zylka, to whom she got engaged in December 2017. "I've been traveling so much that I literally have no time for anything but myself, my work and my [new music]," she said, adding that her schedule makes it "really hard to have a relationship." Continued the DJ-entrepreneur, "I'm so busy right now that I can't even think of [dating]." As for the type of man she'd like to settle down with in the future, "I want someone … who's my best friend, who is loyal, who I could trust and who would never lie or hurt me … just someone who would be there to be your best friend," she said. "[Worrying is] just the worst feeling in the world if you don't trust someone. I'm too busy. I'm running too many businesses to have to worry about that. Life is too short!"
Jacob Zachar married set costumer Brittany Saberhagen at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Los Angeles on May 25, according to People magazine. Guests included the groom's former "Greek" co-stars Amber Stevens West, Jesse McCartney and Jake McDorman.
"Today" show contributor Jill Martin got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Erik Brooks, on the beach in the Hamptons on May 23. "I'm over the moon. I have not stopped staring at [my engagement ring]. I wake up in the middle of the night and think, 'Was that a dream?'" the bride-to-be told Page Six on May 28. She and her beau met on a dating app.
"Bringing Up Bates" star Carlin Bates married Evan Stewart in front of 500 guests at Castleton Farms in Tennessee on May 25. According to Us Weekly, the bride's father, Gil Bates, helped officiate the ceremony, while her 18 siblings served as bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girls and ring bearers. Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Joy-Anna Forsyth (née Duggar) also served as a bridesmaid.
During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on May 25, "Southern Charm New Orleans" star Reagan Charleston revealed that she secretly married Reece Thomas, with whom she's expecting a baby girl in June. Their nuptials will appear on the second season of the Bravo reality show. The duo dated in college — more than a decade ago — and rekindled their romance after Reagan separated from first husband Jeff Charleston in mid-2018.
Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri and her fiancée, Morgan Beau, hosted an engagement dinner for friends and family — including Nina Dobrev, Julianne Hough, Jamie Lynn Sigler, John Stamos and Steven Tyler — in Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend. The bash featured a three-course meal prepared by Snap Kitchen's Executive Chef Michael Sabrin (pictured with the brides-to-be).