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-March 2020, starting with Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron, who spent most of the month sparking reconciliation rumors… The pageant queen has been a constant fixture at the male model's side since his mother died suddenly in late February. On March 7, Hannah joined Tyler at a celebration of life for the Cameron family matriarch in their hometown of Jupiter, Florida. During her visit, she and Tyler were also seen hitting up a local mall and visiting a school, where they played kickball with some students. At the time, multiple media outlets reported that the duo — who dated on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" in 2019 before she chose Jed Wyatt over him — did not share any PDA and appeared to be just friends. A week later, however, Hannah got tongues wagging when she returned to Jupiter to spend more time with her ex. (TMZ published video of him picking her up from a nearby airport on March 14.) Over the course of the next few days, they were snapped partying on a boat, frolicking on the beach, hanging out by a swimming pool, exercising, playing volleyball and making TikTok videos with Tyler's friends and family. Despite how things may appear, though, Life & Style reported on March 18 that, according to Hannah's father, she and Tyler are just friends. "I don't know if I'd officially say they were back together," said Robert Brown, who added that his daughter and her ex are "just like two kids" when they're together. "That's all it is to it. Nothing more, nothing less," he continued. "People want to read into whatever they want to read into, and we can't stop that. But the reality is they're friends." Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Hannah and Tyler "have a lot of love for each other" but are just "great friends" who "have a lot of fun together." The insider did admit, however, that their relationship status is subject to change: "Guys and girls can be friends without it being romantic," said the source. "Could something happen down the line? Sure." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been practically inseparable since they debuted their relationship in Cuba in early March. On March 13, the A-list actor joined his new girlfriend as she went house hunting in the Los Angeles area. The following evening, the actress spent the night at the Oscar winner's home. The next morning, she was photographed taking his car to a meeting and then returning to his place. On March 18, they were snapped picking up coffee and visiting a book store while out with her dog. According to an Us Weekly source, the pair "are happy together and officially dating." The insider adds that Ben's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, "is happy in her own life and supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship." Said the source, "Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him."
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During an interview with The New York Times that hit the Internet on March 19, Sean Larkin said that he and Lana Del Rey are no longer an item. "Right now, we're just friends," he said. "We still talk and whatnot, we just have busy schedules right now." He also opened up about their relationship, saying that they "just kind of hit it off from day one" and despite her superstar star, enjoyed their time together doing "normal things couples do with their friends." Said the "Live PD" star, who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "When we were in Tulsa we hung out with my law enforcement friends and their spouses. We all Super Bowl partied together, dinners and things like that." He added that his two children, who are 17 and 22, "were kind of blown away" when they learned that "Dad's new girlfriend" was the Grammy-nominated singer. It was a whirlwind romance for the pair: They were first linked in September, went Instagram official in December and made their red carpet debut in January during the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons presented by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis.
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Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland tied the knot at Cielo Farms in Malibu on March 14. According to People magazine — which published an exclusive wedding photo — the bride donned a Jonathan Simkhai gown during her intimate outdoor nuptials.
On March 17, Elisabeth Röhm's publicist released a statement to Us Weekly announcing that the former "Law & Order" star and her fiancé of a little more than a year, Judge Jonathan T. Colby, recently called it quits. "[They] are on good terms and remaining friends but they were living different lives and have different priorities at this time. Sadly they've decided not to get married," said the rep.
During a March 13 chat with TMZ, Peter Weber made it clear that he and Bachelor Nation producer Julie LaPlaca aren't dating: "She's my producer, man. She's a good friend," he said. Throughout his season of "The Bachelor," there were rumors that he started dating the pretty blonde in late 2019 after he failed to find love with any of the women competing for his heart. (Ultimately, only half of the rumor is true: Peter didn't end up with either of his finalists. He and Hannah Ann Sluss broke up on the pre-taped portion of the season finale, while he and Madison Prewett called it quits just two days after presenting a united front during the live "After the Final Rose" special.) The same day Peter chatted with TMZ, Julie took to Instagram to subtly address the rumors about her relationship with the pilot: "Yes that was @pilot_pete in the tan jacket, no we didn't kiss at midnight. But whoever ends up as his copilot for life is one lucky lady, because this guy has a heart of gold," she captioned a photo of them posing together on New Year's Eve. (The romance rumors first kicked off back in January when she posted a photo of herself — with Pete in the background — ringing in the new year in New York City's Times Square.) Meanwhile, on the March 11 episode of "Lights Out with David Spade," Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison — who initially fueled the Peter-Julie rumors — finally shut them down: "We can categorically say that's a big no," he said when asked if they're a couple. "Julie is the producer. Nothing there."
Meanwhile, on the March 13 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hannah Ann Sluss explained how watching her season of "The Bachelor" helped her get over her failed engagement to Peter Weber: "Watching the season has been very helpful working through any unresolved feelings I had towards Peter because I was able to watch my ex-fiancée not only make out with every girl but [also] see him just mislead me and betray me. That alone kind of gave me the closure that I needed," she said, adding that "sometimes knowing that you deserve better" is the best closure. She went on to describe herself as "very blindsided" by their breakup, which went down in January when she visited him in Los Angeles, where he lives. They both knew cameras would be rolling during their reunion, she said, adding that they were "working through his unresolved issues" at the time. She'd even asked him to give her a heads up if he wanted to call it quits. "He said, 'No, I love you — we're going to work through this,' and told me to trust him. So I trusted that," recalled Hannah Ann. "Walking into that day, that was the very first time I ever heard him say, 'I can't give you my whole heart.'" Finally, she dished on confronting him during the live "After the Final" rose special: "It was a lot of pent-up emotion that I had over the past five weeks after our breakup ended," she said. "[It meant a lot to be able to] to sit down there and look him in the eyes and show him that I've moved on and I'm strong and Im gonna be fine without you."
On March 17, Page Six reported that Emma Stone and her fiancé, Dave McCary, were planning to tie the knot in Los Angeles over the coming weekend but postponed their nuptials due to the coronavirus pandemic. They've yet to set a new wedding date.
In other delayed-wedding news… Multiple media outlets reported on March 18 that Princess Beatrice and her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are considering postponing or downscaling their May 29 nuptials over the international coronavirus crisis. "Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances," confirmed a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, according to MailOnline. "In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for May 29." The duo intended to tie the knot in front of 150 guests at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London. The wedding was to be followed by a private reception with the bride's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. Added the palace rep, "They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people. Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place. The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends." According to The Sun, Beatrice and Edo are planning to postpone their wedding until 2021.
In still more wedding-delay news… On March 18, Lala Kent released a statement announcing that due to the global coronavirus pandemic, she and her fiancé, Randall Emmett, have postponed their plans to tie the knot in Newport Beach, California, on April 18. "We have decided to move the date of our wedding to July given the unfortunate circumstances of what is going on," they said, according to People magazine. "We are obviously saddened by this but for the ultimate safety of our families and guests, we have made the decision to wait and see how everything progresses. Safety will always be our number one priority." Less than a week earlier, the "Vanderpump Rules" star made headlines when she made light of how the coronavirus outbreak might affect her wedding plans: "I just don't feel that God would give me coronavirus before I get married," she said on her Instagram Story. "Let's just say I do get it before my wedding. I feel like that means that God is like, 'You need a little publicity.' That's the only way I would get it, I feel."
On March 17, Bravo released the "Vanderpump Rules" midseason trailer — which hinted at marital discord between stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, who just tied the knot in June 2019. (The trailer shows an emotional Jax saying, "I'm thinking about my wedding, it just was so quick, and I feel like, 'Did I do the right thing?'") Later that day, Jax took to Twitter to assure fans that "clearly things are fine" between him and his missus. "Don't believe teasers," he told one follower. "Brittany and I could not be happier," he told another.
On an episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 After Show" that hit the Internet on March 16, NeNe Leakes addressed rumors that there's trouble in paradise for her and her husband, Gregg Leakes. "Gregg and I have been together for a really, really long time, and we are family — for real. We're just not gonna be apart. I'm just not gonna be apart [from him]," she said when a producer asked if they're OK. "We do have an understanding, though. Gregg is not going anywhere. But we have a great understanding," she teased. "He's not going anywhere, and I'm not going anywhere. But our understanding: We see each other. We're good. That's all I can tell you. We're never gonna be apart — I can tell you that. … I doubt that we'll ever divorce. I doubt that. We may not be together, but we ain't gonna divorce. … We're committed to staying married. We're going to stay married regardless." When the producer asked if their "understanding" is about having an open relationship, NeNe demurred: "If we did, we wouldn't tell you," she said. She then insisted that she's "very happy" and in love with Gregg … though she admitted she wouldn't necessarily say otherwise. "I love Gregg. I will never not love Gregg," she said, clarifying that she loves him and is also "in love" with him. But she then admitted that if she "wasn't in love," she "wouldn't tell" anyone. The reality star also said that health insurance plays a major role in their decision to keep their marriage going. "I know Gregg's health conditions, and I have great insurance," she said. "I would never take my insurance away from him. If I divorced him, he would never have it. He will always have my insurance." On a recent episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," NeNe defended men who cheat: "People fall into situations they shouldn't fall into. That doesn't mean he doesn't love you," she said. "Just because a man cheats doesn't mean he's a bad man. It doesn't mean that he didn't love his wife or his family. That's when your communication needs to be real hardcore. You guys really got to communicate: What do you want?" Last week, NeNe revealed that she once caught Gregg carrying on an inappropriate relationship with another woman via text.
On March 13, Page Six reported that actor-filmmaker Taika Waititi quietly separated from his wife, filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley, two years ago. The New Zealand natives, who wed around 2012 and share two daughters, sparked split rumors when they failed to present a united front during awards season — during which he racked up awards for writing "Jojo Rabbit," which she co-produced. According to the New York Post's gossip column, Taika has actually been seeing someone else for a while…
Page Six also reported on March 13 that Taika Waititi is now dating Polly Stoker, who served as his assistant when he made 2016's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." The brunette beauty reportedly sat next to the Oscar winner at both the 2020 Academy Awards and the 2020 BAFTA Awards, though they managed to avoid being photographed together at either event.
In a preview for the upcoming "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion that hit the Internet on March 15, Teresa Giudice responds "no" when Andy Cohen asks if she's still attracted to her estranged husband, Joe Giudice. She then confirms that they were not physically intimate during her late-2019 visit to Italy. She also shakes her head "no" when asked if there was "a part of [her] that wanted to" sleep with him. Says the mother of four, "Thank God [our youngest daughter] Audriana slept with me every night. She was supposed to stay with one of her sisters, but she wanted to stay with me — so it was a good c— blocker." Teresa goes on to say that Joe "was not happy" with her decision to abstain from sex. She adds that "everything just changed" between them after her mother died in 2017. "I just became very resentful [of him], and that's, I think, when [the attraction] died out." Teresa missed out on some of her mom's final years because of her prison sentence — for which she blames Joe.
Nick Viall (seemingly intentionally) sparked speculation that he and Kelley Flanagan — who recently competed for Peter Weber's heart on season 24 of "The Bachelor — are an item when he took to Instagram on March 12 to share a photo of them posing together at a launch party for Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison's Seagram's Escapes Tropical Rosé. "She's not with Peter," the former star of "The Bachelor" teased in the caption. Chris further fueled the rumors by commenting on the photo, which the brunette beauty also shared, "Loved seeing you guys get so cozy last night. Here for it." (He later said on his Instagram Story, "Nick and Kelley were very cozy at my party.") According to an Us Weekly spy, duo "looked pretty friendly while chatting with one another" at the bash, though she primarily spent the evening with former co-stars Kelsey Weier and MyKenna Dorn "while Nick made his rounds throughout the party." Said the spy, "Nick approached the group that Kelley was in and they all hung out and talked for a while." So while it doesn't appear that they were on a date at the party, it's always possible they're now seeing each other. That's certainly what Nick wants us to think!
On March 14, an Instagram account dedicated to "Teen Mom" sleuthing shared a photo of Kailyn Lowry's off-and-on boyfriend, Chris Lopez, with his high school girlfriend, indicating that he and the mystery woman had reconciled. The reality star — who's currently pregnant with Chris's baby — took to the comments section to accuse him of cheating on her: "They've been together this whole time," wrote the mother of three. "Nobody needs to pass this 'tea' along like I don't know. I hope they can work it out this time!" She later added that Chris — with whom she also shares son Lux — was "lying to both of us about the other." He responded by calling the allegations against him "some bs that ain't true for ratings and drama." He then alleged that Kailyn has "a new man" and asked everyone to "move on." But Kailyn said that's a lie: "I don't have a new man," she told @teenmomshaderoom_. On March 16, she told Us Weekly of Chris's infidelity, "It's hurtful. When I loved someone so hard, it was devastating to know he was capable of hurting me to the extent that he has. When someone can lie through their teeth so well. … I fell for it, only to find out later my gut was right all along."
Us Weekly reported on March 18 that, according to a source, Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw have been dating "for months" and are "so happy together." Added the insider, "Jordan's family also loves Morgan and is supportive of their relationship." Fans first noticed the duo's flirty social media behavior in February. According to a second source, the former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star first dated Dr. Phil McGraw's son when they were younger, but they're "more serious now." Added the second Us Weekly insider, "Jordan is really happy with Morgan." The "Daily Pop" host later confirmed her romance with the singer on Instagram Live, saying that they've been dating for about three months. "We dated 10 years ago for a year and then he broke up with me," she said, adding that they got back together because "he was persistent."
Jesse James took to Instagram on March 17 to announce that he and his fourth wife, Hot Rod racer Alexis DeJoria, recently called it quits. "It's with an incredible amount of sadness to let you know Alexis and I have decided to end our marriage," he captioned a slideshow of photos of them together. "We spent close to seven amazing years together. Working on her race car for five of those years was one of the highlights of my life. Also a highlight was trying my best to be a good dad to her daughter. Something that will leave a huge hole in my heart forever. Unfortunately at the end of the day our lives were just headed in different directions. Creating a distance that was insurmountable. I wish her the absolute best in her racing and life." The "Monster Garage" star notoriously got caught cheating on third wife Sandra Bullock back in 2010.
Finally! Kaley Cuoco took to Instagram on March 14 to reveal that she and her husband of nearly two years, Karl Cook, officially moved into their new home in Los Angeles. The duo had been living separately since they tied the knot in June 2018. According to her Instagram Story, Kaley and her hubby spent their first weekend as full-time roommates toasting with whiskey cocktails, testing out their new stove, watching movies and getting their dogs settled in.
Page Six reported on March 18 that Eve Amurri and Kyle Martino quietly finalized their divorce on Feb. 4. The actress filed to legally end their marriage in Connecticut on Jan. 3. They announced that they were calling it quits in November, two months after they revealed that they were expecting their third child. Their second son, Mateo Antoni, arrived on March 13.
During an interview with The Sunday Times that hit the Internet on March 15, Orlando Bloom revealed that — on the encouragement of his pal Laird Hamilton — he abstained from sex for the six months before he started seeing Katy Perry. At the time, the English actor "wasn't happy" with his life, he said. The famed surfer told him, "If you want to be serious about a relationship, go celibate for a few months and figure it out." Explained Orlando of celibacy, "It takes away the idea of going to a party and thinking, 'Who am I going to meet?' I was suddenly like, 'Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends.'" He initially planned to stay celibate for just three months but soon discovered he was "really enjoying" the way he was "relating to women" and to "the feminine" within himself. During the interview, Orlando also gushed that his fiancée is "very surprising." He went on to describe her as "witty and smart and intelligent." Said the handsome Brit of the pop star, "She's charismatic, but she's direct too, and this dynamic was intriguing to me."
On the March 17 episode of Us Weekly's Bachelor Nation podcast "Here For the Right Reasons," Ali Fedotowsky revealed exactly how broken up she was over Frank Neuschaefer's decision to walk away from season 6 of "The Bachelorette" after he made it into her final three back in 2010. He left the show when he realized he still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend, and Ali went on to get engaged to Roberto Martinez on the season finale — but the engagement wasn't exactly written in the stars. "I was devastated. Frank and Roberto were my top two from night one — always knew it was going to be the two of them," she said, noting that Roberto got her first-impression rose, while Frank scored her first one-one-one date. "So I end up getting engaged to Roberto. We were together for a couple of years. He's a great person. And I told everybody after the show, 'Oh, I was always going to choose Roberto with no question. There's no question.' Well, now here I am — 10 years later — finally admitting I didn't know. If Frank had stayed, it might have been Frank." She revealed her long-held secret to "help people sympathize" with Peter Weber, who disappointed fans when he flip-flopped between Hannah Ann Sluss, who got his first-impression rose, and Madison Prewett — his first one-on-one date. "He was so heartbroken that Madison left that he convinced himself it was never her anyway," said Ali of Peter. "I get that because I did that."
It was a big week for former Bachelor Nation couples… Clare Crawley came out swinging after former love Juan Pablo Galavis tweeted on March 14 that "it's gonna be interesting" watching her "get hit on by kids [in] their 20s" when she headlines the upcoming 16th season of "The Bachelorette" — and becomes the show's oldest female lead so far. After a fan accused him of being jealous, he replied that he simply thinks it's "fascinating" ABC cast so many younger men to compete for the 38 year old's heart. That's when Clare chimed in: "And yet here you are, older than 99% of them and still can't practice compassion and kindness," she tweeted. Replied Juan Pablo, who wooed Clare on season 18 of "The Bachelor" in 2014, "I don't understand why [you] hate [me] so much after 6 years." He went on to say that once she's said "goodbye to many" of her suitors, she'll "understand everything much better!" Added the former professional soccer player, "I wish you GET your REAL love." He doubled down on those sentiments during an interview with Life & Style that hit the Internet on March 18: "Roles are reversed now and she will understand how hard it is to decide between the last three," he said. "Who knows? She might see things from my perspective for once." He went on to say that he's "happy" for her on her new gig: "She has been looking for love for some time and she totally deserves it," he said. "She has been a part of the franchise shows for years, and now, she has the chance to pick who can potentially be the love of her life. Not an easy task, but a great opportunity for her. … She just has to follow her heart, do what she believes is best for her future, be real and not let the show pressure her into making the wrong decision." Despite their tense Twitter exchange Juan Pablo insisted he "never had any bad blood" with Clare. "I did what I had to do, which was pick who I felt was 'The One.' The experience taught me a lot, even after, to be honest, but my intention was never to hurt Clare or any other contestant," he said. "The show puts you in tough spots, so I can ultimately understand how she must have felt." He also told Life & Style that it "wasn't easy" for him to send Clare home back in 2014. "Every once in a while, I think of what could have been if I chose her instead of Nikki [Ferrell], but that's life. … You put your heart out there hoping to find 'The One' and the reality is sometimes it just doesn't work out and people get hurt," he said. "With Clare, it was one of the hardest decisions I had to make for sure. Now, some time has passed and looking back, I could have handled that and a few other moments better. I remember having a hard time every time I sent a girl home. I don't like to hurt people and I knew some of them were getting hurt." He concluded by saying his "hope" is that his ex "finds what she has been looking for."
During an interview with The New Yorker that hit the Internet on March 16, Fiona Apple opened up about her toxic long-term relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson, which spanned from 1997 to 2002. According to the writer, "the romance was painful and chaotic," fueled by mutual drug use. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker reportedly had a temper and was "coldly critical" and "contemptuous in a way that left [Fiona] fearful and numb." The singer recalled that after Paul threw a chair across the room following the 1998 Academy Awards — during which "Good Will Hunting" won the Oscar for best original screenplay over his script for "Boogie Nights" — she told herself, "This is not a good relationship." According to The New Yorker, "At parties, he'd hiss harsh words in her ear, calling her a bad partner, while behaving sweetly on the surface; she'd tear up, which, she thinks, made her look unstable to strangers." Although he "praised her as an artist" — and never hit her — their relationship "warped her early years … in ways she still reckoned with." According to the writer, Fiona's never spoken poorly of her ex before "because it didn't seem 'classy,'" and she "wavered on whether to do so now" but ultimately "wanted to put an end to many fans' nostalgia about their time together." Said the Grammy winner, "It's a secret that keeps us connected." Paul now has four children with his longtime partner, Maya Rudolph.
On the March 12 episode of Diane Von Furstenberg's "InCharge With DVF" podcast, Kris Jenner called the affair she had while married to first husband Robert Kardashian the biggest regret of her life: "I got married when I was very, very young. I met Robert when I was 18 years old," she said. "We dated for four years and got married at 22. … When I was in my 30s, I had an affair, and my biggest regret was the fact that it broke up my family." She hadn't been single for long when a friend set her up with Bruce Jenner, who's since transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner. "We started dating and that happened really quickly," she told the designer. She then explained how their marriage helped her discover her second calling as a talent manager. "All that I noticed — and I'm sure he would agree with me — was that he wasn't really taking advantage of all the gifts that he had," she said of the former Olympian. "He wanted to be on the speaking tour and do all these different things. And I don't know really where it all came from, but by trial and error and by really rolling up my sleeves and trying to figure it out, I was able to get his speaking career started again." The duo split in 2013.
During a March 11 chat with Us Weekly, Kendall Long said she wants "to get out there again" following her January split from Joe Amabile. Said the blonde beauty, "Would it be this week? Maybe not. But I feel like if love comes my way, I won't push it away. But I'm also not desperate for it — cause when you're not looking for it, then it happens." She went on to say that she's not opposed to dating another Bachelor Nation personality because there are "a lot of great guys" in the franchise. "Do I know anybody that I'd be interested in dating? Maybe not," she said. "I mean, they're all friends at this point, but who knows? Maybe [there will be someone from] Clare [Crawley]'s [upcoming] season [of 'The Bachelorette']. … But as of now, no." As for Joe, Kendall said that "things are still amicable" between them. "[We] probably talk like once or twice a week if that. I think we've really made it a point to take the higher road with each other," she said, adding that her ex is "a great guy" and "so happy in Chicago" — which in turn makes her happy. She then said she hasn't ruled out the possibility of appearing on the next season of "Bachelor in Paradise," calling it "an amazing place to find love." Teased the reality star, "Never say never!"