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 this week, starting with our favorite former power couple: John Cena and Nikki Bella, who just can't seem to stop talking about each other to the press in the wake of their public breakup. "It's been incredibly reflective, which is amazing. But it's very difficult," the "Blockers" star said of the split during a May 14 appearance on the "Today" show. "I had my heart broken out of nowhere — or for me, it was out of nowhere. And anyone who has experienced that knows that it comes with a series of bad feelings." The wrestler-actor also addressed rumors that he's already moved on from his former fiancée, whom he referred to as "the woman that I love." Said John, "For anyone out there speculating on what I am doing with my life now, I still love Nicole. I still would love to marry Nicole. I still would love to have a family with Nicole. There was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended," he said. "There has been a lot of speculation recently about me being seen in public and everyone is thinking like, 'Oh, John Cena is enjoying the single life.' No, I was supposed to be married and have a honeymoon over these two weeks. Instead, it's the first time in 15 years that I have taken a vacation. I am in my house alone surrounded by these emotionally strong memories and every day from 6 to 9, I get out of the house and talk to strangers as social interaction." Continued the "Trainwreck" alum, "I don't want anybody else. I love Nicole. And I'm really trying to support her in her trying to find whatever it is that she wants that made this fall apart in the first place. And in doing so, I'm also just trying to live, but I don't have any other hopes other than maybe one day that we can work it out." John reiterated that he's still open to having kids with Nicole in spite of his previous ban on children because "she's my No. 1 and I just want to make her happy." The WWE champ then confirmed that he and Nikki still talk regularly: "It's difficult because I want her to be able to chase what she's looking for and I feel as if, if I'm there, I may be enabling the situation, but those are like weird assumptions," he said. "It's all messed up, guys, it's a relationship." Added the star, "The point is, for anyone out there speculating on what's going on, I love her. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work. And that's so just from here [my heart], and all that other stuff you see is B-S." He finally concluded by saying, "I think the greatest takeaway from all of this — I really do — I know for a fact that I was in love, and I've never been in love before and I'm telling you out there, it's real. It's horrible. It's beautiful. And I hurt so much because I know it was there and it was real. And every day I take that and I have that. And if I never have another day with Nicole, I will take six years with Nicole over five years and 364 days any day of the week. And I'm so grateful, and if she's watching, I'm grateful for being able to stand by your side for six years." As it turns out, Nikki wasn't watching, but she eventually caught wind of her ex's public profession of love…
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Hours after John Cena professed his love for former fiancée Nikki Bella on the "Today" show, "Extra" caught up with the "Total Divas" star, who hadn't seen her ex's big interview. "Wow. Well, I'm speechless. That's crazy," she responded when "Extra" told her what he said. She also dished on the possibility of reconciling with the "Blockers" actor: "I have hope. I'm at a point in my life where I kind of lost me and I want to find me and work on me," she said. "I just want John and I both to live happily ever after whether it's together or separate and I just don't want us to go down the road in life and have regrets of like, 'I did this for you,' or 'You did this for me.' So I think it's okay in relationships to take that moment. The day I say my vows, I want to say them once and I want to fully mean them, and so that's what made me hesitant — am I ready to say these vows?" Added Nikki, "I felt so much pressure from the cameras, the world, my family, John, and I think I started taking care of everyone and forgot about me. That's what caused me [to]… I don't want to say 'snapped.' I don't want to say 'a breakdown.' But something like that, you know?" Two days later, Nikki told "Extra" that there's a "100 percent" chance that she and John will reconcile. "Only time can tell," she said. "I have hope for us in the future, for sure. John and I have such an amazing relationship. We've dealt with this with such maturity, and I think when you are in the spotlight, you have to do that. We still talk." She added of her ex's "Today" interview, "We haven't talked about that. I didn't bring it up. … I think I was still speechless or uncomfortable. … The full seven minutes was shocking. Seeing him just open his heart so much to the whole world, I'm still speechless. I still feel like I'm numb from it. He's amazing, he really is. I absolutely adore him."
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In other off-and-on celebrity couple news, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd were photographed sharing a smooch at the Magnum VIP Party during the Cannes Film Festival on May 10. Four days later, an Us Weekly source spotted the former couple "making out" throughout the Cannes premiere of "BlacKkKlansman." According to the spy, "It was obvious they were together. … They weren't trying to hide it either." Rumors that the duo had reconciled first kicked off in November 2017, a year after they called it quits.
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Taraji P. Henson took to Instagram on May 13 to announce that she and Kelvin Hayden, to whom she was first linked in 2015, got engaged. "I said yes y'all!!! He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!! 😩😩😂😂😂#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!" the "Empire" star captioned a photo of their hands showing off her engagement bling. The following day, the Oscar nominee told "Extra" that the former NFL played popped the question as a violinist played in the private party room at the restaurant where they had their first date. "I just lost it!" said Taraji, who admitted that she knew an engagement was imminent though she wasn't sure when exactly her beau planned to propose. "[My son] knew. Everyone knew but me!" she said. "To be quite honest, I allowed it to be a surprise, because I could have found out if I wanted to!"
Page Six reported on May 14 that Timothee Chalamet had "an epic makeout session" with Italian model-influencer Marta Pozzan in the middle of Chopard's Cannes Film Festival party on May 11. "It wasn't just a kiss," said an onlooker. "It was a full-blown, high-school-style makeout session in front of everyone." When they weren't kissing, the "Call Me By Your Name" star and the blonde beauty were holding hands. "They either weren't trying to hide or were so in the moment, they didn't care," said the spy. The duo were also caught locking lips in a video, but when Page Six asked Marta to confirm whether or not it's her, she cryptically responded, "I was at the party, however it's hard to recognize myself in a video I never saw." But another source left little doubt she's the one: "Marta is the girl that was seen kissing Timothee Chalamet in Cannes," said the insider. "Everyone at the Chopard party saw them. … They were hanging with The Weeknd and some other people." According to Page Six, The Weekend actually introduced the actor and the model.
Donald Trump Jr. is dating FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle in the wake of his breakup from Vanessa Trump after 12 years of marriage, Page Six reported on May 9. "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time. While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly's company," said a source. The duo were reportedly seen together at a May 6 party for Donald Trump's new ambassador to Germany, where, according to Page Six, they "mingled with guests but stuck close to each other, and later left together, heading for a late dinner at Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue." The lawyer-turned-TV personality, who regularly supports the Trump family on-air, has been married twice: First to former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who's currently the lieutenant governor of California, then to furniture heir Eric Villancy, the father of her young son. She was also romantically linked to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci in 2017 while he was separated from his wife.
Nick Jonas is reportedly trying to win back ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo now that she's single. "He reached out a couple weeks ago via text trying to reconnect," a source told Us Weekly as part of a May 16 report. But the beauty queen has "absolutely no interest" in reconciling with the singer-actor. "He treated her badly when they broke up," said the insider. The duo split in mid-2015 after almost two years of coupledom.
Jaimie Alexander and Tom Pelphrey made their official debut as a couple at an Upfronts party in New York City on May 14. In addition to posing together at the event, the "Iron Fist" actor also took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and the "Blindspot" star kissing during the bash, which he captioned with the winking emoji. A few days earlier, they'd each subtly revealed their relationship by posting smiley selfies together on the photo-sharing platform. "Total smoke show at the Jersey Shore," Tom captioned a photo of himself and Jaimie rocking shades at the beach, while the actress shared a selfie from New York City's Central Park, which she captioned with the bullseye emoji.
Pete Davidson and Cazzie David have split after two years of dating, Us Weekly reported on May 16. "There's a chance they get back together," one source said of the "Saturday Night Live" star and the daughter of funnyman Larry David.
Michael Sheen and Aisling Bea seemingly confirmed their rumored romance on May 14 when they were photographed in the same taxi leaving the NHS Heroes Awards in London. The "Masters of Sex" star and the Irish actress-comedian — who reportedly starting seeing each other following his late 2017 split from Sarah Silverman — were first seen together at the Olivier Awards on April 8. "They stayed close all evening and Michael leaped to her defense when a reveler smashed a glass near her, making sure she was okay," a spy told The Sun at the time. "They met through mutual friends and Michael is pretty smitten, telling people he is off the market," another source told the British tabloid.
Amber Rose and Lil Pump fueled romance rumors when they were spotted getting flirty at Miami's Rolling Loud festival on May 12: The duo were photographed smoking cigarettes together, and the 34-year-old model was caught on video dancing on stage during the 17-year-old's performance. Two days later, Amber took to Instagram to profess her love for 21 Savage while shooting down the Lil Pump rumors. "I Love this man so much. I know the Internet portrays me to be some heartless person or they feel like I'm incapable of love but I love him so hard. He is not only one of the most talented people I have ever met but he is so real, humble and smart as hell," she captioned a since-deleted photo of herself and the rapper, who was born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph and from whom she reportedly split in March. "I don't care who you see me in a picture with or who the Internet associates me with because The Internet is fake af … It's the price of fame I guess but it's not real life because in real life Shayaa is my heart and soul," she continued. "He's the only one that has ever supported my Slutwalk and my feminist views with no f—- given. He loves my son and I love his Three beautiful children so much. God brings people in ur life for a reason and God brought me him. … I love him. Put ur pride to the side and tell the person you really love how much they mean to you today because life is too short to care about what anyone else says," she concluded. Later that day, 21 Savage took to Instagram to post what many have interpreted as a response to Amber's love letter: "you cross me once it's f*#% you for life," he captioned a photo of himself.
"Property Brothers" star Drew Scott and Linda Phan tied the knot in front of 300 guests in Italy on May 12. The bride donned a Claire Pettibone wedding gown, while the groom wore a kilt by Claymore Imports. Drew's former "Dancing with the Stars" partner, Emma Slater, and her new husband, Sasha Farber, choreographed the couple's first dance. His twin brother, Jonathan Scott, and their older brother, J.D. Scott, served as his best men.
Karamo Brown proposed to his partner of eight years, Ian Jordan, during the TV director's surprise birthday bash in West Hollywood on May 9. According to "Entertainment Tonight," the "Queer Eye" culture expert popped the question after showing a sweet video he made with family and friends for his longtime love. "You are the funniest man I know, the kindest man, my biggest cheerleader. … You made me feel like I could do anything. … I hope that we can conquer the world together for the rest of our lives," Karamo said from down on one knee as their families and his "Queer Eye" co-stars watched. "I'm shocked, but I'm so happy and I'm so excited," Ian told "ET" through tears. People magazine reported that the reality TV star proposed with two engraved David Yurman bands — one black and one silver.
Jerry O'Connell revealed on Instagram that his younger brother, actor and former "The Bachelor" star Charlie O'Connell, and Playboy Playmate Anna Sophia Berglund tied the knot in Montauk, New York, on May 12. "Congratulations you guys," the "Sliders" star captioned a photo of the bride and groom on their wedding day, along with the hashtag #ChAnna. Jerry also shared a photo of Charlie and Anna dancing at their wedding reception. "Wedding Reception Montauk Style," he wrote in the caption. Back in March, Jerry was the one who broke the news that the couple were engaged, telling People magazine, "It's exciting! We're going to do the wedding this spring. I'm the best man. We're all super-stoked. It's great. … [Anna is] a beautiful girl, she's so nice. I can't wait for him to join the married club." Charlie memorably declined to propose to "The Bachelor" Season 7 finalist Sarah Brice, whom he dated off-and-on from 2005 to 2010.
It was truly a big week for off-and-on couples! Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and baby mama Jen Harley — who briefly called it quits following an incredibly messy social media blowup in late April — are working it out after all, E! News reported on May 14. "Right now they're just trying to focus on their daughter and make sure she's okay," said a source. "They're trying to work things out for her sake. They're giving it a shot." The volatile couple also spent Mother's Day together with their daughter.
"Million Dollar Listing New York" star Steve Gold is dating former reality star Brittny Gastineau, Page Six reported on May 14. "They met at a Basel party hosted by mutual friend Fabian Basabe," said a source. "They are definitely dating. It was love at first sight. They felt an instant connection and they have amazing chemistry." Continued the insider, "Britt and Steve are in la la land. It's cute and everyone is happy for them."
"Southern Charm" star Naomie Olindo dished on her new boyfriend, whom she debuted on Instagram on April 30, during an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on May 10. "I'm very, very happy," said the reality TV star. "He's wonderful," she added of Charleston-based anesthesiologist Metul Shah, who will not appear on her Bravo show. "I don't want to give any details about him, because I want to respect his privacy," said Naomie, adding that she "learned that lesson the hard way" with Craig Conover (pictured together in 2015), from whom she split in September 2017. "We definitely both wish each other the best," she said of her co-star and ex-boyfriend. "We understand why it didn't work out, and it's time to move on and just be happy for each other. It's a good thing." Craig had a slightly darker take on things when he chatted with People magazine on May 2: "As long as she stays out of my life, then I'm happy for her," he said. "I just don't want her getting involved with anything I'm doing." Craig actually knew Metul before he and Naomi started seeing each other: "It's what she wanted. She wanted someone with, like, a very structured job, with a real job. Her making it official was weird, but they had been together for a while," said the law school graduate and pillow designer.
Catelynn Lowell prompted speculation that she and husband Tyler Baltierra were heading toward a breakup when she changed her last name back to her maiden name on her Instagram bio. "This is kinda a big deal. She waited so long to get that last name, I don't see her doing this willy nilly," wrote one "Teen Mom" fan on reddit. But as quickly as the rumors kicked off, the mother of two went to Instagram to shut them down. On May 15, after changing her name in her bio back to Catelynn Baltierra, she shared a since-deleted photo of herself and her hubby along with the caption, "@tylerbaltierramtv and I are not getting a divorce. Couples go through ups and downs that's normal life. We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us!"
Despite speculation to the contrary, Selena Gomez's new song, "Back To You," is not about her off-and-on relationship with Justin Bieber. The Blast reported on May 15 that another songwriter, Amy Allen, actually channeled her own rocky relationship for the track. According to The Blast's sources, Selena chose to record the song because she felt it "fit her life," but she also "molded it a bit" to her own style. Some of the "Back To You" lyrics that appear to parallel Jelena's relationship include, "Took you like a shot / Thought that I could chase you with a cold evening / Let a couple years water down how I'm feeling about you," and "We never got it right / Playing and replaying old conversations / Overthinking every word and I hate it / 'Cause it's not me / And what's the point in hiding? / Everybody knows we got unfinished business." Hmm!
According to a May 16 Us Weekly report, Annette Roque is looking for a one-time payday in her divorce from Matt Lauer, which is imminent. She reportedly wants two of their homes — their 40-acre farm in Water Mill, New York, and their house in The Hamptons — as well as a "one-time cash payout of $20 million" in lieu of spousal support. "If she does get the $20 million, Annette won't ask for child support, but Matt will pay for major expenses for the kids, education, healthcare until they are 21," said a source, adding that the estranged couple's New Zealand ranch will be sold and that they'll "share the profits" from that.
On May 10, The Sun Online finally identified Prince Jackson's girlfriend of a little more than a year: The pretty blonde, a 21-year-old Illinois native named Molly Schirmang, reportedly met her beau while they were both studying at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. According to the British webloid, the couple met through friends and quickly hit it off, though they kept their relationship under wraps in its early days "so it wasn't pressurized." Prince revealed on Instagram on March 13 that he'd secretly had a girlfriend for a year when he posted a selfie with his mystery woman celebrating their anniversary in San Francisco. "I had such an amazing time in San Fran celebrating our year together," he wrote in the caption. Since then, Michael Jackson's first-born has returned to Instagram twice to share sweet shots of himself and his girlfriend.
Jennifer Lopez may not be impatiently waiting for Alex Rodriguez to propose, but according to her "World of Dance" co-stars, an engagement is imminent. "I mean, I'm sure that's happening," Jenna Dewan told "Entertainment Tonight" on May 14 when asked if she expects the couple to get engaged. "If you've ever seen the two of them together, it's pretty much the next step. They're, like, annoyingly cute," chimed in Ne-Yo. "Like, stop touching each other," he added.
One step closer to the altar! On May 9, Paris Hilton and her fiance, Chris Zylka, visited the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills to meet with the priest who will officiate their upcoming nuptials. According to The Blast, "It's standard protocol at Good Shepherd for anyone having a wedding to meet with the church officials, and Paris and Chris want to begin planning out exactly how their ceremony will go down."
During a May 10 interview with "Extra," Brooke Burke opened up about life following her breakup from David Charvet after nearly seven years of marriage: "It's kind of interesting. Everyone is calling it 'the situation,' but you know, it's time to embrace it," she said. "It was necessary, and it's really not about sadness or giving up. It's about knowing when to let go as a woman [and] trying to make the best of a challenging situation." Continued the mother of four, "I'm raising a family, and David and I have a lot of love and respect for one another, so it's like walking into a new chapter with an open mind and trying to make it positive… and it's hard. … It's new and unfamiliar and a lot of adjusting, but I'm doing it for happiness, right?" Brooke also shared her advice for other women going through a breakup: "You have to listen to the signs as a woman, and you have to be able to walk through change and embrace it, and stay strong, and have your team, and count on your friends… and know who you are and know what you need," she said. "It's really about defining boundaries as a woman for me, and change is okay."
During a May 15 interview with E! News, Chris Harrison opened up about how Becca Kufrin handled her duties as "The Bachelorette" considering her history with ex-fiance Arie Luyendyk Jr., who proposed to her and then dumped her to date her rival, Lauren Burnham, at the conclusion of Season 22 of "The Bachelor." Said the longtime host of the reality TV franchise, "You have that built-in story, the heartbreak and her coming off of that… the way she was treated. But it's kind of interesting, how she will deal with it and will she fall in the same trap that Arie did? … She was very cognizant of how she was acting and how she was treating the guys and not doing that." Continued Chris, "But at the end, I will just say this: She cannot understand what Arie did — but definitely sympathizes with what happened."
Melanie Griffith approves of Dakota Johnson's relationship with Chris Martin. "I adore him!" the "Working Girl" star told Us Weekly on May 10, adding that her daughter is "very private about her life." Concluded Melanie, "I respect that."
James Marsden dished on the 2011 collapse of his marriage to Lisa Linde, the mother of his two oldest kids, during a cover story interview for the June 2018 issue of Men's Health, which hit the Internet on May 16. "My life hasn't been filled with sorrow and deep struggle. When the divorce happened, it was the first time I felt I lost my equilibrium," he said. "It was scary and sad and made me pull everything into focus. I know regrets can be a catalyst for good things. Not to talk like a Hallmark card, but it's true."