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 amid the coronavirus pandemic, starting with this hot new couple… Kate Beckinsale debuted her new romance amid the quarantine: The 46-year-old actress was snapped holding hands with 22-year-old Canadian musician Goody Grace during a hike in Los Angeles on April 12. (The duo were also seen together at a pre-Grammys party in January, though it was unclear at the time that they were an item.) After the big debut, People magazine reported that they've been dating "since the beginning of the year" and were quarantining together at the "Underworld" star's home in the Los Angeles area. Now keep reading for more celeb love life updates from the COVID-19 quarantine…
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Following months of questions about the status of their relationship — partially prompted by reports they were quarantining separately — Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich finally announced on May 29 that they're calling it quits after nearly three years of marriage. According to a People magazine source, the pair realized they were "perfectly happy and fine being apart" during the coronavirus pandemic, which ultimately helped them realize it was time to throw in the towel. A second People source said the former professional hockey player was "determined to make it work" and that "it really took the lockdown and them being separated for two months for him to realize that it is time to let go."
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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas — who debuted their romance in Cuba in early March — spent the coronavirus pandemic becoming practically attached at the hip and marking several milestones in their relationship. It started in mid-March when the A-list actor was snapped joining his new girlfriend as she went house hunting in the Los Angeles area. The following month, the duo made their relationship Instagram official: On April 30, the "Knives Out" star shared a slideshow of photos of herself celebrating her 32nd birthday with her beau in the California desert. (The slideshow included a selfie with the Oscar winner and a shot of Ben and Ana taking in the sunset with their arms wrapped around each other.) The happy couple shared their love with the world again when they appeared in the celeb-stuffed music video for Residente's song "Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe," which debuted on May 14. (They contributed a clip of themselves kissing during Ana's birthday bash.) Then on May 23, they were snapped walking their dogs in Los Angeles with the three children Ben shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. It was the first time one of the A-list actor's girlfriends had been seen publicly with his children. (Not even former longtime love Lindsay Shookus was photographed with the kids.) Now THAT is serious!
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In April, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green sparked split rumors when they were each photographed without their wedding rings. Soon after, it became clear that they were living apart amid the coronavirus pandemic. The breakup talk was amplified in mid-May when the "Transformers" star stepped out with Machine Gun Kelly, prompting reports that they'd gotten close while shooting the upcoming thriller "Midnight in the Switchgrass." On the May 18 episode of his eponymous podcast, Brian finally confirmed what was becoming more and more obvious: He and Megan quietly separated late last year after nearly a decade of marriage and 15 years of coupledom. Although multiple media outlets reported that Megan and MGK had taken their relationship to the next level, Brian insisted that cheating wasn't a factor in his breakup from the actress — and as far as he knew, Megan and MGK were just friends. They certainly seemed like more than friends when they nearly kissed in the music video for the rapper-actor's new song "Bloody Valentine," which dropped on May 20.
Twice in mid-March, Demi Lovato was snapped grocery shopping with Max Ehrich, indicating that she and the former "The Young and the Restless" star were social distancing together amid the coronavirus pandemic. On March 25, Us Weekly confirmed the rumors that they're an item. Three days later, the singer-actress delivered a confirmation of her own when she accidentally crashed her new beau's Instagram Live: She could be seen adorably bringing him a blanket as he played a few notes at the piano before frantically mouthing to her, "I'm on Live." In mid-April, there were reports that things were so serious between the duo, an engagement is imminent. In May, they started packing on the PDA on social media and made an appearance in the music video for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's stay-at-home anthem, "Stuck with U," which debuted on YouTube on May 7. Finally, on May 28, they went Instagram official when Demi shared a slideshow of selfies showing herself canoodling with Max in a swimming pool. She captioned the sweet shots with the acronym for "I love you so f—— much, it's actually insane."
On May 21, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie were "on a break" as he focused on himself amid his recent mental health issues. Less than a week later, multiple media outlets reported that they called it quits for good. In the wake of the breakup, Us Weekly reported that Scott's lingering feelings for former partner Kourtney Kardashian weighed heavily on his much younger girlfriend: "Scott is always going to be in love with Kourtney, and that's something Sofia has had to face since even before she got serious with him," said a source, adding that the coronavirus pandemic put things into perspective for the father of three. Kourtney, meanwhile, is not reportedly "open to [Scott] in a romantic sense." Multiple media outlets have reported there's still hope Scott and Sofia could eventually reconcile.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary were set to wed in Los Angeles in March but reportedly pushed their wedding date due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two months later, the actress prompted speculation that they'd secretly tied the knot in when she donned a simple gold band rather than her engagement ring on the May 5 episode of Reese Witherspoon's "Shine On" web series. The "La La Land" star further stoked the secret-wedding talk when she referenced marriage while chatting with another featured guest on the episode, Dr. Harold Koplewicz. While discussing how anxiety can impact a marriage, the psychiatrist said, "If you marry an anxious man, you're going to have to know me the rest of my life." Replied the Oscar-winning actress, "Thankfully, I didn't do that."
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph took to social media on May 29 to announce that they recently called it quits after more than a year of coupledom. The duo first sparked breakup rumors in late May when they suddenly started quarantining separately after Cassie and her family nursed Colton back to health after he became extremely sick from COVID-19.
On March 25, TMZ identified the mystery man Ariana Grande was seen smooching at a bar in the Los Angeles area in early February. According to the webloid, she and her new boyfriend, high-end real estate agent Dalton Gomez, had been "seeing each other for several months" by the time they started quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic. The singer-actress confirmed their rumored romance in the music video for "Stuck with U" — her stay-at-home anthem with Justin Bieber — which debuted on YouTube on May 7. Toward the end of the celeb-stuffed clip, the singer-actress could be seen embracing Dalton before giving him a quick kiss. In late May, "Entertainment Tonight" reported that, according to a source, their relationship is "in a really good place" and the coronavirus quarantine has been "a great opportunity for them to spend quality time together."
The pandemic — which reportedly contributed to the implosion of their marriage — put a major wrench in Mary-Kate Olsen's attempts to divorce Olivier Sarkozy. On May 13, TMZ broke the news that the former child star was seeking an emergency court order to legally end her marriage of more than four years to the French financier. (She first signed a divorce petition on April 17 but was told that New York courts were, at the time, only handling emergency divorce petitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) Her efforts to end her marriage hit another roadblock when, according to Page Six, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice ruled on May 14 that her situation did not constitute an emergency. (She insisted it was an emergency because Olivier had ordered her to vacate their New York City apartment, putting her personal property at risk.) Finally, on May 25 — the day NYC courts reopened to electronic filings — she was able to formally lodge her divorce petition.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler took to Instagram on April 26 to announce that they're calling it quits after seven years of marriage and a decade of coupledom. Although initial reports indicated the breakup was amicable, things soon turned nasty between the pair.
Trouble in paradise? If multiple media outlets are to be believed, Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West spent quarantine "arguing and at each other's throats." In late April, there were reports that the rapper was "really getting on Kim's nerves" and making her feel like it had fallen on her to raise their four children alone. In early May, there were reports that the pair were "staying at opposite ends of the house to keep things civil." On May 24, Kim seemingly dismissed the whispers about her marriage, implying that everything with Kanye was great in a sweet Instagram post to mark their sixth wedding anniversary: "6 years down; forever to go Until the end," she captioned two photos with her hubby. In early June, Us Weekly reported that the power couple was "doing well" after weathering the rough patch in their relationship.
Channing Tatum and Jessie J spent the quarantine raising questions about the nature of their relationship. In early April, there were reports that they'd amicably called it quits for the second time after debuting their rekindled romance in January. But by the end of the month, they'd sparked yet another round of romance rumors. On April 26, the singer took to her Instagram Story to gush over her off-and-on love while wishing him a happy 40th birthday. Then in early May, Channing was snapped taking out the trash at Jessie's home in Los Angeles, indicating that they were in quarantine together.
On May 28, Justin Hartley was snapped smooching actress Sofia Pernas outside a doctor's office in Los Angeles. The following week, People magazine reported that, according to a source, they've been "dating for several weeks," are "spending a lot of time at his house" and "look very happy." The duo co-starred on "The Young and the Restless" at the same time that Justin's estranged wife, Chrishell Stause, also appeared on the show — the two women were actually friendly for years after their time on the daytime soap.
On May 4, the U.S. version of The Sun broke the news that Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his girlfriend of just a few months, Francie Frane, were engaged less than a year after he lost wife Beth Chapman to cancer.
In other quarantine engagement news… On April 6, People magazine broke the news that Jeannie Mai and Jeezy got engaged at his home in Los Angeles on March 27. The rapper originally planned to pop the question during an April vacation in Vietnam, but instead — due to travel restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic — he proposed during a special at-home date night. … On the April 8 episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Will Forte's father, Reb Forte, revealed that the former "Saturday Night Live" star is set to wed to his girlfriend of more than a year, Olivia Modling: During their pre-recorded joint appearance on the game show, Reb referred to his son as "currently engaged." The following week, People magazine reported that Will popped the question over the holidays. … Food Network star Anne Burrell took to Instagram on April 21 to announce that she and boyfriend Stuart Claxton — whom she met in 2018 via Bumble — are engaged. … Former "Southern Charm" star Jennifer Snowdon took to Instagram on May 23 to announce that her boyfriend of more than a decade, Lee James, proposed at an art studio in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. … Home Free singer Adam Chance proposed to his girlfriend, Sami Matarante, on their second anniversary, March 17, the group revealed in the music video for their cover of Jason Isbell's "Cover Me Up," which People magazine debuted on May 29. He originally planned to pop the question in Paris during the European leg of the country group's "Dive Bar Saints" world tour, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but instead settled on a decidedly more low-key, at-home affair. … Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock took to Instagram on May 29 to announce that she and English professional soccer player Andre Gray are engaged. … And Al Roker's daughter, Courtney, revealed on Instagram on April 11 that she accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, DJ Wesley Laga.
On May 6, multiple media outlets reported that Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson had recently called it quits after two years of coupledom. (According to People magazine, they split in early April.) The "Pretty Little Liars" alum quickly moved on with G-Eazy: They were snapped kissing while picking up takeout from a restaurant in the Los Angeles area on May 14. (See the photos here.) A People magazine source later confirmed that Ashley is having "a fling" with the rapper. An Us Weekly source added that the duo "are hanging out and seeing each other, but it's not serious."
On March 25, Peter Weber stepped out in Chicago with Kelley Flanagan, who made it into his final five on season 24 of "The Bachelor." It was the first indication that the duo were quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic. In early April, the pilot insisted they were just friends and that he wasn't ready to "jump into another relationship" following his messy breakups from Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett. But by the end of the month, they'd taken their relationship to the next level. Peter confirmed as much when he made their relationship Instagram official on May 2. As for Hannah Ann, she stepped out with NFL star Mason Rudolph in late April, though it's unclear if they're dating or just close friends.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell tied the knot at Australia Zoo on March 25. The animal activist noted on Instagram that they opted to exchange vows in an extremely intimate ceremony — rather than with the larger event they originally had planned — due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron spent March fueling rumors that they'd reconnected romantically after previously dating on season 15 of "The Bachelorette" in 2019. After the male model's mother died suddenly in late February, the former pageant queen became a fixture at his side. They even spent weeks quarantined together at his home in Florida. In spite of how things appeared though, the duo maintained they're just friends.
On March 22, Nina Dobrev and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White — who were first seen together back in January — were caught on camera going for a socially distanced bike ride in Malibu amid the coronavirus quarantine. According to Page Six, which published the pics, the pair were seen kissing before they started cycling, and "it seemed to look like more than a friendly kiss." At the time, an E! News source said that the duo "have been spending a lot of time together recently" but noted that "their relationship doesn't have an official title right now." They grew closer over the next two months, and on May 28, they made their Instagram debut: Nina shared a photo of herself cutting Shaun's hair amid the quarantine. The following day, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, the pair "have really been enjoying quarantining and living together."
In late May, Page Six broke the news that "Riverdale" co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse had called it quits after three years of off-and-on coupledom. "Cole and Lili split before the pandemic hit and have been quarantining separately. They remain good friends," said a source. In mid-April, there were reports that Cole cheated on Lili with pal Kaia Gerber. At the time, he took to his Instagram Story to slam the "baseless accusations," and E! News reported that although they weren't quarantining together, Cole and Lili were still an item.
On April 15, Bachelor Nation super-sleuth Reality Steve broke the news that former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules is dating Victoria Fuller, who recently competed for Peter Weber's heart on season 24 of "The Bachelor" and previously romanced country music star Chase Rice. They spent the next two months in quarantine together at his home in Iowa, and by late May, they were official and "exclusively dating."
On April 16, Princess Beatrice and her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, released a statement announcing that they're indefinitely postponing their plans to tie the knot amid the coronavirus pandemic. They were set to wed at The Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London on May 29. (In mid-March, there were reports that they planned to simply downscale their wedding.) They weren't the only bold-faced names who were forced to delay their nuptials… In April, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, who reportedly planned to wed in Italy in the summer, indefinitely postponed their plans to become husband and wife. … In mid-March, People magazine reported that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who planned to tie the knot in Japan in June, postponed their wedding plans (again). … During a late March interview with "Extra," Taraji P. Henson said that she and her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, were pushing their wedding date for the second time this year. … During a March interview with "Extra," Dennis Quaid revealed that he and his fiancée, Laura Savoie, planned to tie the knot in a "nice and small" ceremony at Craig T. Nelson's home in Kauai on April 4 but are now considering doing "something closer to home" at a later date. … On March 18, Lala Kent released a statement announcing that she and her fiancé, Randall Emmett, were pushing their wedding date from April to July. (It's now unclear when exactly they'll exchange vows, though he said in May that they're determined to become husband and wife sometime this year.) Meanwhile, Lala's "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Stassi Schroeder — who'd been planning to marry her fiancé, Beau Clark, in Rome in October — said on a May episode of her "Straight Up With Stassi" podcast that they're now eyeing an October 2021 wedding date. … During a late-March interview, "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Tinsley Mortimer said that she and her fiancé, Scott Kluth, are rethinking their plans to marry in Japan due to potential restrictions on international travel. … "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson said during an early April interview that she and her fiancé, Steve Lodge, were indefinitely postponing their wedding plans after initially intending to exchange vows sometime that month. … "Jersey Shore" star Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and her fiancé, Christian Biscardi, reportedly pushed their wedding date to September. … In mid-March, The Daily Mail reported that Duchess Kate's brother, James Middleton, abandoned his plans to marry his fiancée, Alizee Thevenet, over the summer. … And former "Basketball Wives" personality Gloria Govan and Los Angeles Lakers star Derek Fisher pushed their April wedding date.
Shia LaBeouf and his ex-wife, "Emma" star Mia Goth, stepped out together several times during the coronavirus quarantine, indicating that they'd reconciled romantically: On March 27, they were snapped holding hands and kissing while wearing their wedding rings during an outing in Pasadena, California. (See the photos here.) They were photographed together several more times after that.
In late April, Kendall Jenner sparked rumors that she's dating NBA player Devin Booker when they were snapped stopping for a bathroom break at a gas station near Sedona, Arizona, during a road trip. At the time, TMZ sources said the duo were just friends. But by early June, their relationship status had changed: Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, they're "hooking up," but their relationship is "not serious."
On the April 17 episode of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" — while promoting her "One World: Together At Home" TV special to raise funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization — Lady Gaga casually referred to her new boyfriend, Michael Polansky, as "the love of my life." The following day, E! News reported that, according to a source, the duo are "getting very serious" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In late March, Halsey sparked rumors that she'd split from Evan Peters and gotten back together with her ex, Yungblud, when she deleted all photos of the "American Horror Story" star from her Instagram and started spending time with her former love amid the coronavirus pandemic. During an early May interview with Radio Disney, the "Without Me" singer seemingly confirmed the breakup when she said she was spending quarantine "all alone" in her house. (In January, there were reports that Halsey and Evan were living together.) It's unclear, however, if she and Yungblud officially reconciled or simply enjoy spending time together as friends.
On May 18, In Touch broke the news that Meghan King has a new boyfriend: entrepreneur and "Life Uncharted" podcast host Christian Schauf. According to a People magazine source, "They met back in March through a mutual friend." Just a week later, the duo went Instagram official. Meanwhile, Meghan's estranged husband, Jim Edmonds, confirmed rumors that he and former Playboy model Kortnie O'Connor are an item. After he started sharing photos of himself and the brunette beauty on his Instagram Story in mid-April, his rep told People magazine, "Jim and Kortnie are in a relationship and in quarantine together." In late May, Page Six reported that Meghan King and Jim are fighting over the validity of their prenuptial agreement, which she's contesting.
Jaime King filed to divorce her husband of more than 12 years, filmmaker Kyle Newman, in Los Angeles on May 18. Things soon turned nasty between the duo: She obtained a temporary restraining order against him and accused him of emotionally abusive behavior, while he alleged that she's an alcoholic with an opioid addiction who committed "innumerable infidelities" during their marriage and admitted to having an affair in February.
Sophia Bush debuted her new boyfriend, Grant Hughes, in mid-May: Three days after they were photographed grocery shopping together in Malibu, the duo were snapped holding hands during a May 17 stroll in the same area.
It was quite the quarantine for these two! In early May, Zayn Malik sparked rumors that he and Gigi Hadid had secretly gotten engaged or tied the knot when he showed off new tattoo on his forearm: lines from the Kahlil Gibran poem "On Marriage." (See his new ink here.) In late April, the model confirmed reports that she's expecting a baby with her off-and-on love of several years.
In mid-March, Lily Allen and David Harbour sparked rumors that they'd secretly tied the knot when they bizarrely alluded to marriage during a joint Instagram Live. Less than two months later, the singer was at it again: She took to Instagram on May 7 to share a mirror selfie showing off her "ripped" abs … while rocking what appeared to be a diamond engagement ring. When a fan asked if the bling was an engagement ring, the singer reportedly replied, "first rule of engagement club………" (The comment references the iconic line from "Fight Club" that "the first rule of Fight Club" is "you do not talk about Fight Club.")
On the April 6 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and her husband, Karl Cook, might not have finally moved in together if it hadn't been for the coronavirus pandemic. "We've been married for a year and a half, been together for almost four years. This quarantine has forced us to actually move in together," she said. "It's been great for our relationship. And we like each other, we realized, which is even better!" Later that month, she joked on "Conan" that they're only living together while stay-at-home orders are in place. "He's out [when it's over]. This is just for the quarantine. I don't want to give the wrong impression here. This is just for right now," Kaley deadpanned.
Early in the pandemic, Bruce Willis raised questions about the status of his marriage when he decided to quarantine with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, and their three adult daughters — Rumer Willis, Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis — rather than with his current spouse, Emma Heming, and their two young daughters, Mabel and Evelyn. In mid-April, People magazine reported that — despite how things seemed — everything was "great" between the action star and his wife of more than a decade. "Demi and Emma are close, and all three get on great as a big blended family. There are no issues at all. Emma needed to stay in L.A. with the young kids," said a source. By early May, Bruce and Emma had reunited.
Former "The Bachelor" star Ben Higgins proposed to his girlfriend of a little more than a year, Jessica Clarke, in the backyard at her parents' home in Franklin, Tennessee, on March 27, they told "Entertainment Tonight," which published exclusive photos of the question-popping. The reality star originally intended to propose in New York City but altered his plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following month, Ben made headlines when he revealed that he and his future missus are abstaining from sex until marriage.
Khloe Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson spent the pandemic sparking reconciliation rumors. In mid-May, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, they were "very much acting like a couple" while quarantined with their daughter, True. The source also hinted that the reconciliation could extend beyond quarantine: "Khloe has always believed that if Tristan wasn't on the road, they would have no issues," said the insider. There were reports around the time that the basketball star was eager to reconcile with his ex.
Lily James and Matt Smith — who sparked rumors they'd quietly called it quits in late 2019 — raised questions about the nature of their relationship when they stepped out together in London on March 29. Less than two months later, The Sun reported that they'd rekindled their romance amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 1, In Touch broke the news that Matthew Perry and his girlfriend of two years, Molly Hurwitz, "very recently" called it quits. Later that month, Us Weekly reported that the "Friends" alum "is back on" Raya — an uber-exclusive dating app for the rich and famous — and "messaging girls and getting back into online dating again" in the wake of the breakup.
On May 4, Dwight Yoakam's PR team released a statement announcing that he and his girlfriend of a decade, Emily Joyce, secretly tied the knot at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, in March. They exchanged vows in front of "less than 10 attendees" who were "seated at least six feet from one another" to adhere to social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bride and groom had reportedly been engaged for "several years." According to the statement, they kept their marriage under wraps out of "respect to so many people affected by and on the front lines of this pandemic."
Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana were seen together in Los Angeles on April 8, prompting speculation that they were working on their relationship of more than a decade after calling it quits in late January amid a cheating scandal. In photos published by DailyMail.com, the actor could be seen filling his car at a gas station as his former fiancée sat in the passenger seat. Us Weekly reported, however, that although they were quarantining together in the home they shared — with the "Desperate Housewives" alum living in the guest house — they were "definitely not back together."
On April 24, Us Weekly broke the news that Kristen Doute's mystery man — with whom she'd been in quarantine — is Alex Menache. The following month, they went Instagram official. Meanwhile, Kristen's "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Scheana Shay also marked some major relationship milestones during quarantine: Her boyfriend, Brock Davies, made his television debut when he joined her for an impromptu appearance on the April 21 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," which they shot remotely from her home. The following day, they made their relationship Instagram official.
On the May 10 episode of Ilana Levine's "Little Known Facts" podcast, Broadway star Noah Galvin revealed that he and Ben Platt are dating and quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic. "It's still relatively new," he said. Both men have starred in the title role in the Broadway production of "Dear Evan Hansen."
On April 4, "The Biggest Loser" trainer Erica Lugo and her fiancé, Danny McGeady, exchanged vows in front of their three kids from previous relationships in a ceremony digitally officiated by "The Biggest Loser" contestant Kristi McCart, who's an attorney, and livestreamed over Zoom and Instagram for 25 digital "guests" including their immediate family members, closest friends and the bride's "The Biggest Loser" co-stars. The duo originally intended to tie the knot in front of 150 guests in an April 4 ceremony to be followed by a "huge party with a live band," they told Us Weekly. But in mid-March, they made the difficult decision to cancel their original wedding plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately, they decided to make things legal on April 4 because it's "an important date" for them.
On May 28, Thomas Middleditch's wife of four years, costume designer Mollie Gates, filed for divorce. The "Silicon Valley" star made headlines in September 2019 when he claimed in an interview that swinging "saved" their marriage.
Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Renay Smith, announced their plans to divorce in February. But they reconnected amid the coronavirus pandemic and toward the end of May he revealed that they'd officially reconciled.
"Grey's Anatomy" star Caterina Scorsone filed to divorce her husband of more than a decade, musician Rob Giles, on May 8, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and noting their date of separation as March 1. The actress gave birth to their third child late last year.
More new parents who called it quits! According to Us Weekly, Princess Love filed to divorce Ray J in Los Angeles on May 5 — mere days after he told Wendy Williams that he was "gonna ride" with his estranged wife in spite of their issues. The duo — who welcomed their second child, son Epik, in late December — have been at odds since late 2019.
Josh Lucas's ex-wife and off-and-on partner of nearly a decade, writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, took to Twitter on May 29 to accuse him of cheating on her. "It takes a really s— human to cheat on their partner (correction: now ex partner) in the middle of a pandemic. Thank you for reminding me why I left you in the first place. I deserve better than this. Our son deserves better than this," she wrote. Although she didn't mention the "Sweet Home Alabama" star by name, it was clear she was talking about him: Jessica only has one child, 7-year-old son Noah, whom she shares with the actor. The duo tied the knot in 2012, divorced in 2014 and romantically reconciled a number of times over the years. According to a People magazine source, despite Jessica's claims that they'd recently reconciled, "they haven't been together in a long time." Said the source, "They are co-parents and have been doing so since their split in 2014. They're in California now but live separately. They weren't trying to reconcile."
Yet another former couple forced together amid the pandemic? Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino. During an April 20 Instagram Live, the actress and lifestyle blogger opened up about quarantining with her ex-husband and their three kids, saying that although they've "come up against some conflicts," things have been "working well." The following month, the former professional soccer player said on an episode of Fubo Sports Network's "The Cooligans" podcast that he and Eva "really sucked at being married" for "the last three or four years" of their marriage.
Irina Shayk and Vito Schnabel sparked romance rumors with back-to-back hangouts in New York City on March 31 and April 1, indicating that they were in quarantine together. One Page Six source acknowledged that they're "hanging out," while another noted that "they've been friends for a really long time" and that it's unclear whether or not they recently took their relationship to the next level. "Vito has always been interested in Irina," said an Us Weekly source, noting that the art dealer and the model first met a couple years ago.
Anna Camp took to Instagram on March 23 to debut her new boyfriend: former New Beat Fund drummer Michael Johnson. "In the middle of nowhere with no one I'd rather be with," she captioned a photo of them social distancing together in Joshua Tree, California.
La La Anthony took to Instagram on May 29 to publicly profess her love for husband Carmelo Anthony in honor of his 36th birthday. It was a major indication that the off-and-on couple, who nearly split in 2019, are back on. In April, the "Power" actress also hinted at a reconciliation when she said that she and Melo were in quarantine together amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 12, Karamo Brown took to Instagram to reveal that he proposed to his partner of a decade, Ian Jordan, for the second time. "I'm Engaged… Again! During this Quarantine I have fallen even deeper in love w/ my fiancé @theianjordan so on his bday / which is also our anniversary I proposed again. Our wedding has been canceled/postponed like so many other people but I still wanted to celebrate our love. I love you Sugah!" he captioned a video of the question popping. In the super-sweet clip, the "Queer Eye" star revealed that he and his fiancé were forced to cancel their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. He also said that Ian lost his engagement ring. "Ian, as you know, I love you very much, and after this quarantine, I realized how much I love you," he said. "We were supposed to be getting married, but now that's getting canceled cause of corona. And also you lost your engagement ring. So I decided to ask you if you'll marry me again and bought you another engagement ring."
Colbie Caillat and Justin Young took to Instagram on April 2 to announce that they're ending the romantic aspect of their relationship. The Gone West bandmates started dating more than a decade ago and got engaged in 2015.
Presley Gerber took to Instagram on April 17 to share a photo of himself and Sydney Brooke smooching. "Bonnie and Clyde," he wrote in the caption, confirming rumors they're an item. The duo — who work together at Café Habana Malibu restaurant, which is owned by the male model's dad, Rande Gerber — spent the rest of quarantine becoming practically attached at the hip.
In early May, Catt Sadler revealed that she and off-and-on love Nick LaKind recently called it quits again. The former E! News anchor reportedly confirmed the breakup in a newsletter to her fans, writing, "I suffered a breakup. My best friend and I are letting go in love. Did I just admit that? It hurts. A lot."
In early April, The Sun broke the news that comedian Jack Whitehall and model Roxy Horner are dating and in quarantine together. "[They] are enjoying being in isolation together. It's all very new but they're in their own little bubble and things are perfect at the moment," said a source. "Being on lockdown in a honeymoon period is certainly one way to get to know each other quickly. But the more time they spend together the happier they seem." Since then, they've been snapped together several times.
In a since-deleted Facebook post that a "Teen Mom" fan captured and shared on May 19, Mackenzie McKee alleged that she caught her husband, Josh McKee, engaging in inappropriate behavior with her "close cousin Ashley." In the lengthy post, the mother of three wrote that she "made the random decision to pull [Josh's] call and text logs" to figure out why he'd started "changing his behavior" after her mother died in December. (She essentially accused him of abandoning her in her time of grief and called him "a horrible man" and "a lie.") She later clarified on Twitter that while Josh may not have physically cheated on her, he was "texting and calling [Ashley] for advice," which she considered "wrong on both ends" and grounds to "walk away" from the relationship.
On May 17, Page Six broke the news that Jill Martin and her fiancé of a year, Erik Brooks, recently called it quits. She told People magazine in a statement that the coronavirus pandemic was a factor in their decision to move on, as it "has taken a toll on so many aspects of life." The private equity firm managing partner, she said, "is the most magnificent person, but with him living in Boston with his children, and me living in New York, the distance just became too difficult for us to maintain the kind of relationship that's important to us both."
In mid-May, Page Six broke the news that "Billions" star Dan Soder is dating ESPN host Katie Nolan. Things between the longtime colleagues (he often appears as a guest on her shows) reportedly "turned romantic" in "recent months."
Us Weekly reported on April 20 that former "Big Brother" stars Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone — who started seeing each other while shooting season 21 in the summer of 2019 — called it quits on April 9 after arguing on Instagram Live. The blonde beauty attributed the breakup to the difficulties of maintaining a long-distance relationship amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as negative attention from fans.
On the May 25 episode of "90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined," Fernanda Flores had "a Zoom date" with Bachelor Nation's Clay Harbor. The duo met earlier this year and went out on their first date before the coronavirus pandemic, though Fernanda wasn't ready to date yet following her divorce from Jonathan Rivera. "Now, we wanna date again, but now we're stuck home with quarantine and we figure we could have a virtual date," she said on the show. "I can't wait for this quarantine to be over and be able to have a real date with him, where I can be physically touching his muscles, and have physical contact."
On May 22, former "Extreme Weight Loss" star Chris Powell took to Instagram to announce that he and his wife of nearly a decade, Heidi Powell, "decided to separate as husband and wife."
Torrey DeVitto took to Instagram on May 26 to reveal that there's a new man in her life — though she stopped short of revealing his identity. "Poppies! #wearyourmask," the "Chicago Med" star captioned a photo of herself smooching her new beau through their face masks while walking through a poppy field.