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-February 2019, starting with one of our all-time favorite Hollywood power couples: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt sparked rumors that they're giving it another go when the A-list actor attended his ex-wife's star-studded 50th birthday bash in Los Angeles on Feb. 9. But, alas, they're not back together — yet, at least! "Brad and Jen have a very civil relationship," a source told People magazine following the birthday hang. "He would not have been asked to come if that weren't the case. It was a big night for Jen. … The important people in her life gathered to celebrate with her. Brad fits into that group, and it was natural that he would want to come." According to another source, the actress "didn't really pay any special attention to Brad" during the party. "They hugged and chatted for a bit, but Jen was busy making sure all of her other guests had an amazing time," said the second insider. (Also on the guest list were another of the "Friends" star's A-list exes, John Mayer, and HIS other ex, Katy Perry, as well as her current squeeze, Orlando Bloom, plus George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney, Brad's ex Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Keith Richards, Barbra Streisand and Laura Dern.) Us Weekly reported on Feb. 13 that Brad ultimately ducked out of the party early but Jen called him the following day "to thank him for coming" because she "wanted to know if he had a good time." Then on Feb. 11, Jen's second husband, Justin Theroux, took to Instagram to wish her a very happy birthday: "Happy Birthday to this fierce Woman. Fiercely loving. Fiercely kind. ….and fiercely funny. ❤️ you B," he captioned a photo of the actress lifting bull horns over her head. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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There's a new woman in Johnny Depp's life: On Feb. 13, Lainey Gossip published grainy photos of the troubled star kissing a mystery woman at a hotel in Belgrade — where he's shooting the upcoming drama "Minamata" — on Jan. 28. The same woman was also photographed with the actor outside his home in Le Plan-de-la-Tour, France, in mid-January. She was then caught on camera boarding a private jet with him and his entourage in Nice on Jan. 24.
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On Feb. 12, People magazine reported that all is not well between Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson as they approach the first anniversary of his headline-making cheating scandal. According to a source, the reality star "rarely talks about" her beau, with whom she shares daughter True. "Khloe and True are happy in Los Angeles. They spend very little time in Cleveland, where Tristan is," said the source, adding that Khloe "very much acts like a single mom." She and the basketball star haven't been seen together since Jan. 13, when they stepped out for dinner in West Hollywood after his team, the Cavaliers, played the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Ariana Grande told TMZ on Feb. 6 that she thinks her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, and his new lady, Kate Beckinsale, are "so cute" together. (That doesn't mean they're likely to last though: Us Weekly reported on Feb. 7 that, according to a source, Pete and Kate are just having fun: "He thinks she's cool," said the insider. "They're on opposite coasts though, so don't count on it getting too serious.") On Feb. 9, tattoo artist Jon Mesa revealed on Instagram that the "Saturday Night Live" star got the word "cursed" inked over one of his tattoos dedicated to his former love: the words "Mille Tendresse" (French for "a thousand tendernesses") on the back of his neck. (Ariana got the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" phrase tattooed on the nape of her neck back in 2014.) Finally, during an interview on the "Zach Sang Show" that hit YouTube on Feb. 9, Ariana shed some light on how her breakup from Pete affected her hit single "thank u, next." After revealing that she recorded three versions of the song — including one version in which she does not name her famous exes by name — the singer-actress revealed that she and the funnyman were off and on toward the end of their romance. "In my relationship by the time things were, like, up and down and on and off and so I didn't know what was gonna happen. And then we got back together and so I had to make a different version of it. And then we broke up again and so we ended up going with that version," she said. "There's a version where I was getting married. There's a version where I'm not getting married. There's a version with nothing, we're not talking about anything. But we all knew the first version was gonna be the version we ultimately went with. … I just wanted to cover all the bases." She then teared up while discussing how difficult it was to share so much of her personal life in the song.
During an interview for the cover of the March 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar, which hit the Internet on Feb. 7, Cardi B revealed that Offset wanted to try couple's counseling when they split last year amid a cheating scandal. "I decided on my own [to leave him]. Nobody makes my decisions about my life but me. I didn't want to go to marriage counseling," she said. "He suggested it, but it's like, 'I don't want to go.' There's no counselor or nothing that could make me change my mind." As for the men who tried to shoot their shot with her while she and Offset were separated, "If you think Imma automatically hop onto you after a marriage that just means you think I'm a sleaze. And I'm not. I have a kid — I have to show an example," said the Grammy-winning rapper. "Just because I'm out there and very sexual doesn't mean that I have to be [promiscuous]. I like to have sex. That doesn't mean I have to have it with everybody, not that I judge women who want to have sex with the world." If their joint appearance at the Grammys was any indication, though, Cardi and Offset are solidly back on.
Liam Hemsworth revealed on the Feb. 8 episode of "Live With Kelly and Ryan" that his new wife, Miley Cyrus, legally changed her name to Miley Ray Hemsworth after they tied the knot. "She will still be, obviously, known as Miley Cyrus, but she took my name, which is great," he said. "That was honestly one of the best things about it. I didn't ask her to take my name, but she was like, 'No, of course I'm taking your name.'" As for referring to the singer-actress as his wife, "It's become a little more normal, but the first couple of weeks it was — I mean, it's only been a month and a half — but the first couple of weeks was really foreign to me, with 'wife' and 'husband,'" he said, adding that he now has Miley saved as "Wife" in his phone. The "Isn't It Romantic" actor also dished on their December nuptials: "We never wanted to do anything too extravagant or big," he said. "We find the whole thing kind of embarrassing. We know how we feel about each other. We just wanted something simple and organic with immediate family."
In other last-name news… During an interview with Bustle that hit the Internet on Feb. 12, Hailey Baldwin opened up about taking husband Justin Bieber's last name: "It took some getting used to, for sure," she said. "It's definitely strange, it takes adjusting. … I'm very proud of my family name. I come from a great family with a history in this industry. I remember when I was going to change it, I asked my dad if he was going to be upset and he was like, 'No! I don't care. We love you. All good, everyone still knows you're a Baldwin.' It's true!"
Us Weekly reported on Feb. 13 that, according to a source, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton "are on the path to getting married" but "there are obstacles they have to deal with" before they tie the knot. One major issue is their living arrangement: The No Doubt frontwoman lives in Los Angeles full-time with her three sons while the country crooner splits his time between L.A. and his native Oklahoma. On Feb. 9, the duo "met with her priest for a counseling session," said the Us Weekly insider. "Blake has always wanted to marry Gwen, but she's always been extremely cautious because she has three kids to be mindful of," continued the source.
On the Feb. 7 episode of "Celebrity Big Brother," Dina Lohan revealed that she has a boyfriend of five years … whom she's never met in person. "I've been talking to him for five years. Like, every day. A lot. I feel like I know him," she said, explaining that she's never met her "special someone" because he lives in San Francisco, where he takes care of his mother, while she lives in New York. "He can't leave because he's taking care of his mom. She's really [sick]," insisted Dina, adding that her beau doesn't FaceTime to video chat because he doesn't have an iPhone. "I swear to you, it's real," she told her housemates after they warned her that she's likely being catfished. "It's crazy. But I'm going to marry him. It's really true," Dina continued, adding that she's even talked to her mystery man's mother. Meanwhile, Dina's ex-husband, Michael Lohan, told The Blast that his former missus used to describe her new beau as a "stalker." Said Michael, "How she thinks he's a boyfriend is beyond me, but hey, stranger things have happened with Dina. I just hope she's not putting herself in a dangerous position with this guy. … It strikes me weird that after five years they haven't met given he said he's so wealthy." Then on Feb. 12, Page Six reported that Dina and Michael's most famous offspring, Lindsay Lohan, commented to her mom on Instagram, "So proud of you mommy! But no more weird #catfish please." Speaking of "Catfish," Nev Schulman tweeted on Feb. 13 that he actually connected with Dina's mystery man after offering to help track him down. "found @dinalohan's boyfriend…but his story is way bigger than I could have ever imagined," tweeted the "Catfish" creator and star, adding in a subsequent tweet that "Jesse Nadler is Dina Lohan's boyfriend" and that there's "much much more coming soon." Nev also shared this selfie of Jesse.
Melissa Benoist took to Instagram on Feb. 10 to announce that she and "Supergirl" co-star Chris Wood are engaged. "yes yes yes it will always be yes," she captioned a selfie showing off her engagement bling. (The actor shared the same photo but with a slightly different caption: "The happiest," he wrote.) On Feb. 12, Page Six reported that the star's Jennifer Meyer-designed engagement bling cost an estimated $100K. This will be Melissa's second marriage to a co-star: She was previously married to "Glee" actor Blake Jenner.
The Blast reported on Feb. 8 that Jennie Garth's husband, Dave Abrams, with whom she was seen at a basketball game in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, has filed paperwork asking the court to dismiss the petition for divorce that he filed in April 2018. The pair reportedly separated in the summer of 2017.
Maisie Williams fueled rumors that she and longtime love Ollie Jackson have called it quits by holding hands with pal Reuben Selby during an outing in New York City on Feb. 13. The "Game of Thrones" star hasn't been seen with Ollie since mid-2018.
Sofia Boutella and Keean Johnson are an item, People magazine reported on Feb. 7 after the duo posed for photos together at the Los Angeles premiere of "Alita: Battle Angel," in which he stars, on Feb. 5. "They started dating about a year ago but broke up for a short period in between," said a source. "They're super-happy together and seem to be getting serious."
Paul Wesley and Ines de Ramon sparked rumors that they'd secretly gotten engaged when they sported what appeared to be wedding rings during an outing in New York City on Feb. 7. The following day, E! News confirmed with a source that the former star of "The Vampire Diaries" and the health coach did, in fact, tie the knot. It's unclear when exactly the super-private pair, who were first publicly linked in mid-2018, said "I do."
Taron Egerton and Emily Thomas debuted their rekindled romance at a BAFTA Awards pre-party in London on Feb. 6. Four days later, they posed together on the red carpet at the British version of the Oscars. The "Robin Hood" star said back in November that he and the producer had recently called time on their relationship of two years.
TMZ reported on Feb. 13 that Blac Chyna has moved on from her short-lived, headline-making romance with Kid Buu with Soulja Boy. They've reportedly been dating for more than a week after sliding into each other's DMs on Instagram and are already inseparable — even though, according to the webloid, they both "wanted to start out taking things slow."
Page Six reported on Feb. 9 that Katharine McPhee and David Foster plan to tie the knot in London, where she's currently starring in a West End production of the musical "Waitress," over the summer — the bride-to-be reportedly hopes to exchange vows "sooner than later." Said a source, "She really wants to get married and doesn't want to wait." However, Page Six also reports that another source "warned that the venue has already changed between countries a number of times during the planning." The age-mismatched duo reportedly want a very small wedding.
During an interview with Fox News that hit the Internet in early February, Bo Derek explained why she and her partner of nearly two decades, John Corbett, are unlikely to tie the knot: "I don't know if we'll ever get married," she said. "We don't have children. There isn't that tradition to follow. Marriage, I don't know. It feels funny. It's not necessary for us. We're not proving our love, we're not starting a new generation together of families coming together." The actress went on to say that she and the "Sex and the City" star "almost got married" once. "We were on a funky, horrible boat in the Amazon, and I thought it might be fun to be able to later tell you… that we got married on a funky little boat in the Amazon, that the captain married us. Then we decided, no that was just too weird," she said. As for how they keep their relationship going strong after all these years, "I think we just keep our relationship day to day," she said. "I understand when he goes off on location, he understands when I travel. We have all our independence and freedom. We just enjoy spending our time together."
During an interview with Glamour U.K. that hit the Internet on Feb. 12, Tiffany Haddish dished (again) about the time she tried to shoot her shot with Drake after he asked her to appear in his "Nice For What" music video: "I did his music video and I thought, 'Oh maybe something might happen, you know!' I was like, 'Are you gonna take me to dinner?' He said, 'Yeah we could eat dinner,' and then I never heard from him again," she recalled. "That's because I was being thirsty — that's my fault. I should have said, 'I'll see if I can be in your music video. What are you looking at? Are you trying to hang out with me? Eww gross!' I should have been like, 'Who are you again? What do you do?' His dad hit me up though and I turned his dad down. I'm not being Drake's step-mama!" The comedian also dished on why she no longer has a crush on Brad Pitt: "I didn't know Brad Pitt had all them kids!" she said. "Let's be honest. I never said I had a crush on him, I said he was hollering at me in the elevator and I said if he's single in a year and I'm single in a year, we'll see what we can do. Then I did my research and I was like, 'He's got a lot of kids. That's not going to work for me! I want to be spoilt, I want to be No. 1!'" So is there anyone she's after now? "Nobody!" said the actress. "What I've learned over the past year is men are very afraid of women who know what they want. So, I have devised a plan that if I see something I like, I say, 'You're cute, you're handsome, your breath stinks though!' I would hit them with three compliments and then something that brings them down a little bit. Then I will walk away, act like I don't care and then let's see what happens. Usually they come and say, 'Hey, can I hang out with you and get your number?' And I'm like, 'Argh, I'm so busy, here's my number, try me!' I don't answer the first call or respond to the first text, I wait a day or so, I play the game, it's a game."
J Balvin and Argentine beauty queen Valentina Ferrer, who were first linked publicly in early 2018, made their red carpet debut as a couple during the Grammys on Feb. 10.
A Los Angeles judge signed off on Lorenzo Lamas's divorce from his fifth wife, Shawna Craig, on Feb. 8. According to The Blast, both the "Grease" actor, 61, and the 32-year-old reality star waived their rights to spousal support. Lorenzo filed for divorce in mid-2018 after seven years of marriage. They reportedly separated in 2016.
Audrina Patridge has a new boyfriend — a man named Matt Chase — Us Weekly reported on Feb. 13. "They've been together for a little over a month," said a source. "He's really nice and sweet with her."
Dane Cook and his much younger girlfriend, Kelsi Taylor, proved that there's some truth to those reports that they're super-serious. On Feb. 7, they made their red-carpet debut as a couple at the Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California.
Page Six reported on Feb. 6 that a source recently spotted Adrian Grenier and a mystery woman double dating with their two dogs at a New York City restaurant. According to the spy, the duo "were kissing in a corner banquette in the restaurant's bar area" while their pups "were well-behaved and enjoyed a night out on the town." The "Entourage" actor was linked to Jordan Roemmele between late 2017 and mid-2018. Then in November, Radar Online reported that Adrian was seen kissing Josh Lucas's ex-wife, writer Jessica Henriquez, at another NYC restaurant. Also on hand for that date? His beloved pooch Pip.
During a Feb. 11 chat with "Extra," Priyanka Chopra Jonas dished on the most romantic thing husband Nick Jonas has done for her. "The night before we were getting married, I was doing a bridesmaids' hangout in my room and when we opened my room to come in, there was a lane of flowers all the way with 18, 19 gifts with little notes on each one, like, 'I will protect you,' 'I will always keep you safe.' Everyone was crying," she recalled. The newlywed also said that she's "navigating" calling the singer-actor her husband: "I say 'the husband' more than I say 'my husband' — like 'the husband's home' instead of 'my husband's home,'" she said. So do they have babies on the brain? "My family's just happy I'm actually married," said Priyanka, adding that she and Nick have "definitely thought about" having kids and "definitely want" them. "It'll happen when it has to," she concluded. As for the pair's Valentine's Day plans, the "Quantico" alum told "Extra" on Feb. 9 that she's flying to London "for two days to hang out" because Nick will be there for work. That said, they don't feel pressure to step up their game on V-Day: "I'm not a believer that you need a day to tell someone you love them, but it's always nice to hear it," she said. "We didn't put too much pressure on it. We're not supposed to be together this Valentine's Day because I was working in L.A. and he in London, but things moved so I am glad we can spend that time together. … The pressure does not exist — he's thoughtful and sweet all the time."
During an interview with W magazine that hit the Internet on Feb. 8, Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin, who posed for their first official photo shoot as a couple, dished on how they fell in love: "He slid into my DMs," said the Victoria's Secret model. "She followed me, so I was like, 'I guess I'll give her something.' And I slid into her DMs," chimed in the former child star. "I was like, 'Hey, I don't know if you're in New York for very long, but we should hang out if you want to. Here's my number.' And she didn't message me for six months." Explained Barbara, "I took my time. I knew I wasn't in a good mindset at the time, and maybe deep inside I knew that it could be something more." Added Dylan, "I'm not one to chase. If I get left on read after putting out my number, f— that. I'm crying internally, but outwardly… So I ended up booking a movie and going to China for a six-month shoot. My manager was with me and asked, 'Dylan, is there anything you wish you had wrapped up before you left?' And No. 1, I wish I was there for the opening of my brewery. And for the first time in six months, Barbara popped in my head, and I thought, I wish I had time to take this girl on a date. Ten minutes later, Barbara texts me for the first time in six months." She then joined him in China, where she was supposed to have a gig — even though it got canceled. "There's a little language barrier for me, so I was never good with texting or flirting," said the Hungarian beauty. "With Dylan, everything seemed so easy. We had the same interests, and jokes were hitting at the right spot, and he didn't think I was disgusting or anything." The duo went on to say that they enjoy watching anime and cooking together, that Dylan has spent time with her parents in Hungary twice and that she's met all of his family except for his twin brother, "Riverdale" star Cole Sprouse.
Jenni "JWoww" Farley is asking the court to dismiss Roger Mathews' divorce petition — which he filed four months after she first filed for divorce. Radar Online reported on Feb. 7 that the "Jersey Shore" star is also asking the court to dismiss "such further relief as the court shall deem just and proper." In late January, her estranged husband filed paperwork requesting primary physical custody and joint legal custody of their two kids. He also asked for monthly child support and alimony from JWoww and challenged the validity of their prenup.
Here's more proof that Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower's divorce is getting ugly: According to Page Six, the former couple avoided eye contact and generally ignored each other during a court date in New York City on Feb. 7 to hash out the custody agreement for their 7-year-old daughter, Helen Grace.
In other messy divorce news, according to Radar Online, David Beador stormed out of a courtroom in Orange County, California, on Feb. 7 after a judge ruled against decreasing his monthly child and spousal support payments to estranged wife Shannon Beador, who filed for divorce in late 2017. The judge also opted against ordering the star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" to abstain from alcohol while the couple's three teenage daughters are in her custody. "I'm not going to make that order. I will make an order that neither you nor Shannon shall be impaired during your parenting time, but as for consumption of alcohol, you are free. We live in America and you are free to consume alcohol wherever you want," said the judge. "You may not parent while impaired. … She may not drink to the point of impairment [in] the presence of the children." The judge also ordered both parties to return to court in two months to further discuss child and spousal support.
Radar Online reported on Feb. 12 that "Alaskan Bush People" star Gabe Brown married girlfriend Raquell Rose Pantilla in Washington on Jan. 14, 2019. The duo first filed for a marriage license in October. But the original license expired after they failed to file the correct paperwork within 30 days. "Shortly after their original license expired, they came in and renewed it. They have since turned in all the necessary paperwork, and are officially a married couple," a clerk told the webloid.
Katie Couric took to Instagram on Feb. 10 to reveal that her older daughter, Elinor Monahan, is engaged. To pop the question, the 27 year old's new fiancé, Mark, used the ring that Katie's late first husband, Jay Monahan, once gave to her. "Ellie and Mark are engaged!" the proud mama captioned a slideshow of two photos of her daughter and her husband-to-be, adding that Elinor is "wearing the ring her Dad gave to me." In addition to using the phrase "OMG" a whopping 28 times in the caption, the broadcast legend also used a series of hashtags to express her joy: "#happytears #heaskedmypermission #ikeptasecret #jaywouldbesoproud #mazelmazelgoodthings #takegoodcareofmybaby #ohjesusguessihavetothrowawedding #weloveyoumark #monster-in-law." Congrats!
Gayle King also took to Instagram on Feb. 10 to announce that her daughter, Kirby Bumpus, is engaged. "Yep @kirbybump is ENGAGED! Swipe left to see the (very) lucky guy ..welcome to the family VIRGIL MILLER! She thought Will and I were in [Los Angeles]," she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself, son Will Bumpus Jr., Kirby and Virgil, who serves as the chief of staff to Rep. Cedric Richmond, celebrating the engagement.
Nick Viall is happy his ex-fiancée, Vanessa Grimaldi, has moved on, he told Us Weekly on Feb. 12. "I heard through the grapevine but we don't have any contact, but I think that's great," he said. "I wish her the best. … I'm glad she's found someone to spend some time with."