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-September 2019, starting with one of our favorite Oscar winners… Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney sparked rumors they'd secretly tied the knot when they paid a visit to New York City's marriage bureau on Sept. 16. According to Page Six, the duo were joined by a female friend and celebrity photographer Mark Seliger, who chronicled their every move during their trip to the City Clerk's Office. A Radar Online spy, meanwhile, said that the duo "appeared to exchange rings." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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In the wake of her split from husband Jacob Pechenik, Zooey Deschanel is dating "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott, whom she met in early August while shooting an upcoming episode of "Carpool Karaoke" with their siblings, her sister, actress Emily Deschanel, and his twin brother, Drew Scott. "It's new, but they are having a lot of fun together," said a People magazine source after HollywoodLife published photos of the pair holding hands during a Sept. 13 dinner date in Los Angeles. "They started out as friends," said a HollywoodLife source. "They've been out a few times and seem to want to keep the romance on the quieter side. It's pretty new still. They seem to like each other a lot and Jonathan travels a lot, but they see one another when they can. They both seem pretty happy and into it so far. It's still very, very new. She's been separated for several months from Jacob. She's just very private. It's still very new and she wasn't really looking to date, but she and Jonathan hit it off unexpectedly." On Sept. 18, People magazine reported that, according to a source, Zoey and Jonathan "bonded over shared love of music." The source went on to say that the reality makes the actress laugh and is "so sweet to her." The insider added that the mother of two is "really happy and in a good place." During a Sept. 13 interview with Us Weekly, Jonathan confirmed that he's "seeing someone," though he didn't identify the mystery woman at the time. "It's definitely special for me because I am the guy who raises the bar in what I'm looking for in a partner," he said. "I was caught a little off guard. It was definitely a pleasant surprise." The following day, Jacob chimed in on his breakup from the "New Girl" star: "Everything is amicable and we have beautiful children together that are that way because we were the parents," he told Us Weekly, adding that he's "happy."
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After months of flirting on social media, Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson, who recently competed for Hannah Brown's heart on Season 15 of "The Bachelorette," finally went out on a dinner date in Beverly Hills on Sept. 13. "Everything went well on the date," said an "Entertainment Tonight" source, who noted that the pair "had been messaging and then got in touch in real life" through Hannah, with whom Demi spent time earlier this year. ("Mike and I still have a great relationship, and Demi has been so supportive of me," the former pageant queen told Us Weekly on Sept. 16. "So, I mean, they're both great humans, and if they're into each other, then that's great.") Said an E! News source, "They did go on a date and it's been going well. … They seem to have a lot in common and are just enjoying getting to know each other." During a Sept. 18 interview with "ET," Mike confirmed the reports: "Demi Lovato and I went on a date. The woman is quite astounding and amazing," he said. That same day, he described himself as "a single man" during a chat with "Extra." Said Mike, "The point of going on 'The Bachelorette' was to find love, and that opportunity is still there for me. … Hopefully, I find love prior to [the next opportunity to star on 'The Bachelor'], but if I am single next year, we will see what happens."
Another starlet who was linked to a Bachelor Nation personality this week? Since they met in July when she appeared on his "The Viall Files" podcast, Rachel Bilson and Nick Viall have exchanged several flirty messages on social media. The former star of "The Bachelor" addressed their flirtation during a Sept. 17 chat with Us Weekly: "She's beautiful. Is it flirtation? I just think I was complimenting her Instagrams," he said. "It was cheeky. No, maybe I'm just dense, I don't know." Added the reality star, "I always had a crush on Rachel. I told her that on my podcast. … She was really cool. She's a lot of fun, has a great sense of humor and she knows how to give me a hard time, and I really appreciate that. Yeah, she's become a fun and cool friend." He concluded by calling her "a dream."
Jon Hamm sparked rumors that he's dating Ben Affleck's ex-girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, when the pair were seen sitting together at a performance of "Derren Brown: Secret" on Broadway on Sept. 15. "Lindsay and Jon didn't show much PDA, but there was definitely some flirtatious banter," a spy told Us Weekly, which reported that the duo hung out together during intermission and after the show, though they left separately. (A witness for People magazine said that it "very much felt like they were on a date.") Another Us Weekly source, however, maintains that the actor and the "Saturday Night Live" producer are "just friends and they have been for over a decade." When Lindsay and Ben went public with their romance in mid-2017, there were reports that she'd previously dated the "Mad Men" star.
During a Sept. 14 chat with Us Weekly, Laura Dern shot down rumors that she and Bradley Cooper are a couple . "We're amazing friends. We're so lucky. And we're family," she said. "He's the greatest human, and one of my best friends in the world. So I don't blame anyone for having deep curiosity about his life 'cause he's spectacular." The romance rumors kicked off after the pair were seen dining together in New York City earlier this year following his split from longtime love Irina Shayk.
On the Sept. 16 episode of "The Bobby Bones Show," Lauren Alaina revealed that she and her boyfriend of a few months, John Crist, are no longer an item. "I don't have a boyfriend anymore," she said. "There's, like, no big story. We were like best friends before we dated, and we're still best friends. It just didn't work out. I guess that's how dating goes, right?"
Adele officially filed to divorce Simon Konecki on Sept. 12, nearly five months after announcing their plans to end their marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. (She's reportedly asked for joint custody of their son and for spousal support, as well as the division of assets, to be determined in mediation.) The following day, The Mirror reported that, according to a source, "Adele feels free and is moving on with her life. It looks like the divorce will be straightforward at this stage. They both wants what is best for their son." A few days later, The Sun reported that, according to a source, the superstar is writing an "upbeat" and "optimistic" song about her relationship with her ex that's "reflective of the good times and about learning to move on from them and make new memories by yourself." Said the source, "It has been cathartic for her to put her feelings into her music. Fans can expect to hear personal details on her album." The track is reportedly due in November.
The Sun reported on Sept. 15 that Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, and Adrien Brody, a former friend of the scandalized movie mogul, are an item after being set up by Helena Christensen. "Georgina and Adrien obviously initially met through Harvey, but met again properly in April," said a source. "Helena had invited them both to her swimwear launch in Puerto Rico, and they bonded over cocktails against a backdrop of various beautiful beaches. They stayed in touch when Georgina returned to London, and then arranged to go on a few low-key dates. Obviously it's still quite a new thing, but Adrien is smitten and Georgina is the happiest she's been in ages. She has had a torrid past couple of years, and finally feels ready to move on with her life. Her kids and family are all aware, and everyone whole-heartedly approves."
According to People magazine, Jesse McCartney proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Katie Peterson, while celebrating their seventh anniversary with friends at a restaurant in Los Angeles on Sept. 13. The singer-actor took to Instagram to show off his bride-to-be's new engagement bling: "Locked it up," he captioned a photo of them sharing a sweet smooch.
According to Us Weekly, Brooklyn Beckham was seen kissing his ex-girlfriend, Lexy Panterra, at Tape nightclub in London on Sept. 14. The duo, who were first linked in mid-2018, were last seen together about a year ago — a few months before Brooklyn debuted his romance with Hana Cross, from whom he recently split.
Liam Payne and Maya Henry — who were seen together several times in the summer of 2018 — were seen holding hands at an airport in London on Sept. 16. Later that night, the globe-trotting duo stepped out for dinner in New York City. The pair were also caught on camera holding hands in London on Aug. 30 (pictured), though at the time, the paparazzi failed to correctly identify the teen model and YouTube star.
Page Six reported on Sept. 14 that there's a new woman in George Hamilton's life, philanthropist Kelly Day (left), and his ex-wife, Alana Stewart, is less than pleased about the new romance — even though they called it quits in 1976. "George and Kelly are crazy about each other. They've been friends for years. And she and Alana were really close. Let's just say Alana is not a happy camper. George and Kelly are getting ready to go on a cruise in Europe. They've been friends for years and all of a sudden fell in love," said a source. But Alana, who joined her ex for dinner in Los Angeles on Valentine's Day, denied the reports. "I don't have any reason to be jealous of Kelly Day. I like Kelly and she's been a friend of mine for years. I've always been friends with everybody [George has] gone out with," she said, adding that she met Elizabeth Taylor through the actor when he and the screen legend were an item. "These rumors are [crap]. People love gossip, don't they? I guess people are trying to get in good with Page Six."
"The Real Housewives of Potomac" star Gizelle Bryant revealed on the Season 4 reunion special, which aired on Sept. 15, that she and her ex-husband, pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant, started seeing each other again in 2018. The duo, who share three children, tied the knot in 2002 but divorced in 2009 after he strayed from the marriage. "I feel he's a different person. I'm a different person, so we're baby-stepping, but we are moving in the direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we are all together as a family," she said during the reunion, adding that her former husband has been "heavily pursuing" her and that she's been "enjoying the pursuit" and is "open to it." As for the rumors that Jamal dated Phaedra Parks a few years after their divorce, "I thought it was funny," Gizelle said on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Sept. 15. "He denied it, and I'm cool with that." She added of Jamal, "We're really, really good friends, and we respect each other, and I think at the end of it, it's all about love and respect and family."
TMZ reported on Sept. 16 that former blink-182 singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge filed to divorce his wife of 18 years, Jennifer DeLonge, in San Diego County Superior Court on Sept. 3. The Angels & Airwaves frontman, who's known the furniture and interior designer since high school, reportedly listed their date of separation as Dec. 29, 2017, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. According to TMZ, he's asking for joint legal and physical custody of their two teen children. He's also reportedly asked the court to determine spousal support at a later date. Tom's relationship with Jennifer inspired some of blink's biggest hits, including "All the Small Things" and "First Date."
"The Boys in the Band" co-stars Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins are a couple. They made their red carpet debut at Hilarity For Charity's County Fair event in Los Angeles on Sept. 14. The "Girls" alum's rep confirmed to Just Jared that he and Tuc are "happily dating."
Bethenny Frankel took to Instagram on Sept. 12 to celebrate her first anniversary with her boyfriend, Paul Bernon. "Having such a supportive and loving partner makes me a better person & inspires me to achieve the impossible. Happy Anniversary! I love you and thank you for the most beautiful year!" she captioned a photo of them together on vacation. The reality star also shared a selfie on her Instagram Story: "One year anniversary," she wrote across the pic with her beau.
On Sept. 14, former Pussycat Dolls singer Jessica Sutta married Mikey Marquart at his parents' house in Malibu, which features views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. According to Us Weekly, the duo exchanged handwritten vows in front of approximately 150 guests, including actress Kali Hawk and the bride's former bandmate Carmit Bachar, as well as PCD founder Robin Antin. The newlyweds reportedly met in a sober living facility in 2016.
Danielle Staub told Us Weekly on Sept. 11 that she's currently single — which confirms reports from earlier this year that she and Oliver Maier (pictured) called it quits after they pressed pause on their whirlwind engagement. "I'm not interested in dating," she said after insisting that her "love life is great." The reality star then described herself as "totally off the market." She went on to explain that she's focusing on work right now: "I'm in love with my business," she said. "I have seven men as business partners. I have work husbands. … I'm working. I do about 14 hours a day. … If you're focused on a relationship with a man, you're missing out, especially us women in the workforce, in the work world. We're just spending more time focused on making them look good. We should just be focusing on ourselves, and that's what I'm going to do." She then said that she and her recent ex-husband, Marty Caffrey, are currently on good terms: "He and I are getting along just fine. … It's gotten very peaceful," she said.
Radio host Elvis Duran married his partner of nearly a decade, zookeeper Alex Carr, at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Sept. 16. After exchanging vows in equally colorful ensembles, the grooms jetted off to Mallorca for their honeymoon.
On the Sept. 18 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Peter Weber dished on his relationship with Hannah Brown and his new role as the star of the upcoming season of "The Bachelor." The pilot started off by confirming that the former pageant queen broke his heart — but he treasures the memories of their time together, he said. "There was no shortage of passion," he joked as Ellen played a clip of them kissing. The hostess then asked how he would react if Hannah showed up as a surprise contestant on his season of the reality show: "I fell in love with her, and I've been moving on," he said. "I don't know if I'll completely lose all that love in my heart for her — I kind of hope I don't 'cause that'll show me what I had was true and it was real. But I'm ready to move on and I'm ready to find my girl. I'm very hopeful this is gonna work out."
Hannah Godwin accepted a marriage proposal from Dylan Barbour on the Sept. 17 finale of Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise." After the big reveal, the duo took to social media to gush about their relationship. "I told you, Han. I didn't come to spend my summer with you; I came to spend my life with you. Here's to forever," Dylan captioned a photo of the proposal. "You have no clue how much I love you @dylanbarbour," Hannah captioned a shot of herself and her fiancé sharing a sweet smooch. During an interview with Us Weekly at the late-August taping of the reunion special, the pair said they've been enjoying wedding planning "without a date." Said Hannah, "We know that we definitely want to enjoy this moment right now of being engaged and I don't think we'll have any true discussions about [getting married] until we can live together. I think that's the way we definitely want to do it." She added that, for now, they're most excited about being able to do normal things as a couple now that they're out of hiding: "We have two things on our itinerary that we want to do," she said. "We want to go get bottomless mimosas somewhere together for brunch with our friends. And then we want to walk and grab coffee in our sweats and PJs."
In other Bachelor Nation engagement news… Demi Burnett proposed to Kristian Haggerty — whom she started seeing in the short period of time between her appearances on "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor in Paradise" — on the Sept. 17 finale of the sixth season of the spinoff. Then on the reunion special — which aired the same night but taped in late August — Kristian proposed back to Demi and gave her a ring of her own. Demi then took to Instagram to call Kristian her "forever" in the caption of a slideshow of two photos of herself popping the question. Kristian, meanwhile, called Demi her "everything" on her Instagram Story. The duo also celebrated their engagement at a party with friends on Sept. 17.
In still more Bachelor Nation engagement news… On the Sept. 17 finale of Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise," Katie Morton — who vied for Colton Underwood's heart on Season 23 of "The Bachelor" earlier this year — accepted a marriage proposal from Bachelor Nation veteran Chris Bukowski, who first competed for Emily Maynard's heart on Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" in 2012. Then on the reunion special — which aired the same night but taped in late August — Katie revealed that although she and Chris were still engaged, they'd been struggling since their time on the show. (She'd been feeling insecure about whether or not they were right for each other and if he really loved her, she said.) Since then, however, they've been going strong. After the reunion aired, they took to their respective Instagram accounts to gush about each other. "Love is tough. Love is beautiful. Most importantly love is patient. Sometimes you need a shock to the system to put a fire under your [butt]. What I felt then I feel even more now. I love you @katieemo and can't wait to feed you pizza for the rest of our lives," Chris captioned a photo of himself feeding Katie a slice of pizza in their hotel room. Katie, meanwhile, shared a photo of her hand resting in Chris's hand as they rode in a helicopter together. "As you've seen.. It's been the furthest from easy," she kicked off a lengthy caption reflecting on her time on the show. "Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after. It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges). I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because I'm happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I can't promise you this relationship will be perfect (it won't be/ it isn't) and I can't promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships don't last after 20 years and some do, that's life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won't lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other's backs."
In non-engagement Bachelor Nation news… Tayshia Adams dumped John Paul Jones on the Sept. 10 episode of "Bachelor in Paradise," but as they revealed on the Sept. 17 reunion special, which taped in late August, she tracked him down to rekindle their romance after the cameras stopped rolling. (JPJ took to Instagram to reveal that Tayshia even visited his home in Maryland and met his family after they finished shooting the show.) "I think we were kind of forcing things a little bit and I think she made the mature decision to postpone it a little bit," JPJ told Us Weekly at the taping of the reunion special. "She had every right to feel the way that she felt. Everything unfolds in such a short period of time and it's difficult to do. I think it's a little bit unrealistic to jump to, you know, that big of a commitment in that short period of time. I can't force somebody to want to be with you. I'm not gonna beg her to go with me." He went on to say that they're considering moving to Los Angeles, where she lives, to "make our dating situation easier," adding that they're "just taking it one day at a time" as far as their long-distance relationship is concerned. Tayshia chimed in to say that they'd been talking on FaceTime "every single day for hours." Added the beauty, "We were just navigating through things with each other and now it can include our friends so it'll be fun." But then on Sept. 17, RealitySteve tweeted that in spite of their displays of togetherness — JPJ told Us Weekly earlier that day that he "found my girl" — the pair "are not together anymore." (Noticeably, unlike the other "BiP" couples who are still together, Tayshia and JPJ did not appear to watch the reunion special together — she shared a video of herself watching the finale with some girlfriends.) JPJ also told Us Weekly on Sept. 17 that he and Tayshia have "really gotten to know each other and things are good."
Meanwhile, Derk Peth said it "hurts" to see his "Bachelor in Paradise" exes, Tayshia Adams and Demi Burnett, move on with other people. "It hurts to see their story continue," he told Us Weekly of Tayshia's relationship with John Paul Jones. "I think just because of the fact that I felt like I was on such an upswing with her after everything that happened with Demi." (Demi dumped him for now-fiancée Kristian Haggerty.) He went on to say that he "can't help but still wonder whether these really negative things" that JPJ said about him — that he takes advantage of fans sexually — "impacted the way that she sees me." JPJ's allegations, which Derek has vehemently denied, sparked a blowup between the two men at Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson's wedding. "John is a very passionate person, so I know that it came out of love," Tayshia told Us Weekly of her beau's fight with her former suitor. "The fact that he wanted to stand up to me and prove to me that, I think, that's what I admired the most. How it happened at a wedding, I do not like, but he knows that. I wish it would've just been at a different time and place."
Even though they apologized to each other on the "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 6 reunion special, which aired on Sept. 17, Blake Horstmann couldn't stop himself from addressing his relationship with Caelynn Miller-Keyes — again downplaying how serious they were — on the Sept. 18 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast. "We definitely didn't FaceTime three times a day. We did FaceTime, but it wasn't three times a day," he said, adding that they chatted between mid-December and mid-March. He went on to explain that he thought their relationship was casual because Caelynn had other priorities: "It was a little bit confusing for me because the whole time we were talking, she was in negotiations to be [the next star of] 'The Bachelorette'…" he said. "She was ready to leave and do that right away, but suddenly it's like this very serious and exclusive relationship. … Why act how you did on 'Women Tell All' and the fact that you want to be [on] 'The Bachelorette' and months later, we're in this very serious relationship?" On the Season 23 "Women Tell All" special, Caelynn appeared devastated by her breakup from Colton Underwood … but at that point, she'd already started talking to Blake.
And finally, Nicole Lopez-Alvar dumped Clay Harbor on the Sept. 17 finale of Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise" after he said he was starting to fall in love with her but asked if they could continue dating rather than get engaged. The duo reunited to discuss their failed romance on the reunion special but ultimately, the show's producers decided to cut their segment, during which Nicole revealed that she's already seeing someone new. (Clay wrote on his Instagram Story that he's happy for her.) The former professional football player tweeted that during the reunion, "I basically explained why I didn't think we were far enough along to get engaged and that I really did want to continue to date and wished her luck with her new relationship." He then shared a statement: "The truth is I was starting to fall in love but I did not want to lie and say I was all the way there until I was," he wrote. "I wanted to leave the beach with Nicole and see what real everyday life had in store for us. I wanted to meet family and friends and grow and if and when we were ready to get engaged we would. I've always told myself I am asking one person one time to marry me. I just didn't think we made it far enough YET. I completely expected her to leave with me but she wanted something else. I won't sacrifice who I am for anyone and especially not a TV show. I completely stand behind my decisions that last night on the beach and like I said before, I'm happy Nicole has moved on. She deserves happiness." He added on Instagram, "Unfortunately I didn't see myself getting engaged after 16 days of exclusive dating and I wanted to be 100% truthful with my feelings even though I knew there was a chance my truth wouldn't get the outcome I wanted. I wish nothing but the best for Nicole and understand her position as well." Nicole, meanwhile, trashed Clay on Twitter: "If he cared about me at all he would've ended it days earlier or even right at the beginning instead of wasting my time when he knew I wanted commitment," she tweeted, later questioning why her ex was "on a timed, accelerated, reality dating show – twice – where all finalists get engaged or go home." She also released a lengthy statement on Instagram accusing Clay of leading her on: "Ladies, we don't have to put up with anything less than wonderful…" she wrote in part. "…I know it's scary, but sometimes, the bravest thing we can ever do is love ourselves first. If that means to run, then run." Yikes!
But that's not all… Kirpa Sudick, who competed for Colton Underwood's heart on Season 23 of "The Bachelor," sparked rumors that she and Cam Ayala, who vied for Hannah Brown's heart on Season 15 of "The Bachelorette," are an item when she took to Instagram on Sept. 15 to wish him a happy birthday by sharing two photos of them posing in front of a graffiti wall reading "I love you so much," as well as a photo of herself riding on his back. "happy birthday to this gem of a human. so glad you're in my life," she wrote in the caption. After fans started commenting asking for clarification on their relationship status, Kirpa clarified that they're "just BFFs." She added to Us Weekly, "We are just friends and not dating! I've just been very lucky to have met so many great people through 'The Bachelor.'" Cam, meanwhile, told the tabloid that they're "strictly friends."
During a Sept. 17 interview with Us Weekly, JoJo Fletcher said that she and Jordan Rodgers plan to tie the knot in California "between, like, May and July of next year." The former star of "The Bachelorette" added that they've "looked at a few venues" but "haven't locked anything in" — though they "have a date and venue on hold right now." Said the bride-to-be, "We're in that very final stage to where it's going to be totally locked in." She then confirmed that she recently bought a wedding dress. "I had that moment," she said of finding the perfect gown. "I don't get teary-eyed. That's just not my personality, but I think when you try on a dress and it feels the most you, you know that's the one." JoJo also said that pal Becca Tilley will serve as a bridesmaid when she says "I do."
During an interview with Playboy that hit the Internet on Sept. 17, Thomas Middleditch opened up about his polyamorous relationship with his wife of four years, set costumer Mollie Gates, saying that swinging "saved" their marriage — even though the "lifestyle" is something she had to come around on. "I don't know how much I can say, because I don't want my wife to be mad at me," started the "Silicone Valley" star. "Only after I got married was I like, 'Mollie, I'm sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.' To her credit, instead of saying … 'I'm out,' she was like, 'Let's figure this out.' To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage. We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it's better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows." Continued the Emmy nominee of the swinging lifestyle, "I self-deprecatingly call myself a pervert, but that's not what it is. I just like it. I'm sexual. I'd always thought I was a romantic and that when I fall in love, that stuff fades away. It does for some years — enough to be like, 'I should get married, and I'll be different.' But it's part of me. If that's part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks. … For anything sexual — whether in terms of the sex act or identity or kink — you want to know where the walls of the box are. Mollie and I have created our own rules, and compared to most of the people we've met who do this kind of [stuff], our rules are strict. We're not off on our own; we're together, a unit. It's a perpetual state of management and communication, to the point where it's like, 'All right, we've got to stop. Chill.' I'm gas, and she's brakes." He went on to describe himself as "pretty vanilla" and "cis-hetero," adding that swinging is "a positive way of connecting with people and experiencing things on a very selfish level." Said the actor of his missus, "I love my wife like I've never loved anyone before. With two people who feel that way about each other, how do you go down that road? It's tough. … Mollie doesn't get that [fans wants to sleep with me] and yet she has to witness it. I'm like, 'Come on, what about this chick who's obviously really into me?' And Mollie will say, 'Yeah, she's into you. Where do I fit in?' That question comes up. There's a lot of negotiation, and adding fame sometimes makes it easier and sometimes complicates things. … That's the forever-changing landscape in our relationship, because it's about everybody feeling safe. The Internet is a possibility for meeting people, but Instagram [ruins] marriages. If your partner brings this very forward person from Instagram to you, you'll be like, 'Do you guys have a thing?' Whereas if your partner bumps into someone and they start a conversation, it all happens in front of you. It's a game of inches on a minefield to try to predict who's going to feel safe. My first concern is Mollie. Anything that happens has to be run by the queen."
Us Weekly reported on Sept. 13 that, according to a source, Rihanna and her boyfriend of about two years, Hassan Jameel, work so well together because they "understand each other very well." The insider added that "their personalities mesh well together" and that although "they're both so different," it "works for them."
According to a Sept. 12 preview in The New York Times, Demi Moore opens up about her three ex-husbands in her upcoming memoir, "Inside Out," which debuts on Sept. 24. The Times writes that in the book, she claims to have sabotaged her first marriage to Freddy Moore by cheating on him. She then alleges that second husband Bruce Willis told her that he wasn't sure he wanted to be married and "was ambivalent about her work, which he felt took time away from their family." The actress writes that her third marriage with Ashton Kutcher was "a do-over, like I could just go back in time and experience what it was like to be young, with him — much more so than I'd ever been able to experience it when I was actually in my twenties." She then reportedly confirms that he cheated. On Sept. 13, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Ashton "knew what was coming" and "had a heads up on what is in the book." Said the source, "He's not mad or disappointed. This is Demi's truth, and he always felt sympathetic toward her." The insider adds of their breakup, "It was a hard process when their marriage ended, and he was very much aware of it. … But they both needed to move on and find their way separately. … It's a chapter of his life that he has moved on from. … He's in a very different place now. But he knows without that experience and relationship he wouldn't be where he is or who he is. He had to go through it to get to this place and he's grateful for it."
During a Sept. 12 visit to the "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" studios, Kate Bosworth opened up about her relationship with Orlando Bloom, whom she described as "so lovely." After a fan asked her to name the biggest lesson she learned from her time with the actor, she responded by pointing out that she married a director (Michael Polish). "It's just — it's too much of the same thing," she said of actors dating each other, describing the experience as "no bueno." She went on to describe how Orlando's rise to fame affected their relationship: "I knew Orlando before he was famous at all," she said. "I think when you kind of go through something like that with someone, it's like you feel like that's a real anchor in many ways because it was just crazy. We would land at airports, and he would have, like, girls, like, lifting their shirts up. … It was just wild. I mean, if you're just two normal people hanging out, and all of a sudden it just blows up into something really surreal, then you kind of look at the person you're with as a rock in many ways. And I think we felt that way about each other through a crazy time." The pair are "still really, really good friends," she said, adding that there's "nothing bad at all" between them.
Kylie Jenner gushed about boyfriend Travis Scott when he interviewed her for Playboy magazine's "Pleasure Issue," which hit the Internet on Sept. 13: "We think the same and we have the same goals and passions in life," she replied when he asked her why she thinks their relationship works. "Besides the fact that we have good chemistry, we have a lot of fun together. You're my best friend. Through all the ups and downs that every relationship has, we evolve together through them and keep getting stronger."
On the Sept. 16 episode of "The Real," Jeannie Mai gushed about her boyfriend, Jeezy, revealing that they first connected in November 2018. "I have to tell you that getting to know J … has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life," she said, adding that she found her "equal" in the rapper. She went on to say that they have in common the things that she's "been criticized for my whole life and my past relationships," like being "too deep" and thinking about things too much. "We're in our 40s, and what I think is that God somehow managed our timing so that we spent time after our long-term relationships — we both came from 10-year relationships — and we really worked on ourselves to really understand what healthy love is like," she said. She then described their first date: a sushi dinner that went so well, they shut down the restaurant. "We had the most amazing deep talk about our greatest lessons in life, our greatest mistakes. It was super-vulnerable," she said. After that, they went salsa dancing and shut down the club. At the end of the date, instead of kissing her, he gave her a homework assignment: "Think about what do you envision us doing together and what do you picture me being in your life. If this matches my notes, I will pursue you. If not, we're cool to be friends," she recalled the rapper telling her.
During a Sept. 12 chat with Us Weekly, Sarah Hyland revealed that the thing that excites her most about her upcoming wedding is "the marriage part of it." Said the actress, "I think a lot of mistakes that people make are [that] they're excited to have a wedding and not a marriage." She added that she and her fiancé, Bachelor Nation's Wells Adams, "haven't gotten into" wedding planning yet and that her dress is "still very much up in the air." Later, on the Sept. 19 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sarah revealed that she chose the ring Wells used to pop the question: "I told him what to get," she told guest host Dax Shepard.
During a Sept. 13 appearance on the Los Angeles radio station Power 106, Nick Cannon confirmed Christina Milian's previous claims that she caught him talking to other women by hacking into his phone, though he stopped short of fessing up to cheating. "I don't think I did anything wrong. I wasn't cheating — you got to be in a relationship to cheat," he said. (Christina claimed they were living together at the time.) "If she went through my phone and all that — and back then [this] is what I told her and I will tell her now — but if you go looking for something, you gone find something. … If I am careless enough to allow myself to get caught, then that means I wanted to get caught. The word is 'careless.' You know what careless means? I could care less. I was at an age where I didn't care." Ouch!
During a Sept. 12 interview with Us Weekly, Michael Douglas shared the secret to his marriage of nearly 20 years with Catherine Zeta-Jones: "I think it just comes out of courtesy," he said. "I think sometimes we take the person closest to us for granted. I would say sometimes we make more of an effort with strangers than we do with the person who's closest to us. And I've always tried to remember how fortunate I am and what an extraordinary lady she is and daily remember that kind of respect." He also addressed the importance of proper communication in a relationship: "It's taken me a long time but resentment is an easy thing to keep under the surface. I think most of the times it's really good to get things out sooner than later," he said.
On the Sept. 18 episode of the "Today" show, Celine Dion revealed that she's not ready to move on romantically following the death of her husband, Rene Angelil, in January 2016. "I don't date. I'm not ready to date," she said. "I'm very lucky and happy to have so many people in my surrounding to make me — they make me laugh, but I miss to be touched. I miss to be hugged. I missed to be told, 'You're beautiful.' I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do." She also said that her late husband will always be with her.