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 2018, starting with this doozy: On Sept. 13, Hailey Baldwin and an "emotional" Justin Bieber reportedly obtained a marriage license — giving them 60 days to tie the knot — from a New York City courthouse. According to TMZ, the singer cried at one point and told his fiancée, "I can't wait to marry you, baby." One witness told the webloid that Justin thanked a court official "for keeping it on the DL," while another onlooker told TMZ that the "court official" was actually a judge — implying that the duo didn't just obtain a marriage license but also got married. A third witness claimed to overhear the couple saying they were leaving the country. The pair jetted off to London not long after the courthouse visit, which ultimately caused a lot of confusion regarding their relationship status. On Sept. 14, People magazine reported that Justin and Hailey did, in fact, legally tie the knot — with the intention of having a big religious ceremony later. That same day, Hailey tweeted, "I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I'm not married yet!" She then mysteriously deleted the tweet. Also on Sept. 14, TMZ reported that Hailey and Justin will be tying the knot "as early as next week" most likely somewhere "out of the country" (likely Canada) in "a super small ceremony." (The webloid added that they're definitely not expecting a child.) Further confusing the matter, Alec Baldwin, Hailey's uncle, told "Access Hollywood" during the Emmys on Sept. 17 that the model and her beau "went off and got married" — though he also admitted he doesn't necessarily "know what the deal is" because he only texts his niece "every now and then." In other news, Us Weekly reported on Sept. 16 that the young lovers didn't sign a prenup and "have no legal document in place to establish their separate property and financial rights in the event of a divorce." (An Us source echoed the People report that they "got legally married" but believe "marriage [before] God is the real thing.") Similarly, InTouch reported that Justin "refuses to get a prenup," which has caused concern among his team. "He's deeply religious and believes that marriage is for life and divorce isn't an option," said a source. "Justin's family and management hope that he and Hailey work out but at the same time they want him to protect his assets." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Kourtney Kardashian stepped out with model-actor Luka Sabbat, who's nearly two decades her junior, in Los Angeles on Sept. 14 and in Chicago on Sept. 15. According to "Entertainment Tonight," the duo weren't shy about being seeing together during their night out in the Windy City, with a spy revealing, "[They were] loving on each other, sitting together, holding hands." On Sept. 19, People magazine reported that the mother of three, 39, and the "Grown-ish" actor, 20, are "having fun." Said a source, "His young age doesn't seem to matter. … Kourtney is great. … She seems very happy. She had fun in Chicago with friends and Luka. She is back in L.A. now with her kids. Things with Luka are pretty new. It's not like she calls him a boyfriend. … She finds Luka very charming and she is definitely interested. Everyone seems to have a very positive attitude about him." Another source told People that Kourtney and Luka have been secretly dating for more than a month. "All of their friends know she's head over heels for Luka," said the insider. "None of her friends liked Younes, and they all love Luka even though he's only 20! They think he's good for her, and he's a very down to earth and good guy."
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A couple months after they first started posting about each other on Instagram, Johnny Galecki and girlfriend Alaina Meyer, who's more than two decades his junior, made their public debut, proving they're more than friends, at Showtime's Emmy Eve Celebration in West Hollywood on Sept. 16. The next day, the star of "The Big Bang Theory," 43, took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and his real-life leading lady, 21, sharing the look of love. "Last night was wonderful," he wrote in the caption.
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On Sept. 13, Page Six reported that three days earlier, Drake was seen dining at RPM Italian restaurant in Washington, DC, with a female companion the outlet identified as Jimmy Jam's daughter Bella Harris, to whom the rapper was first romantically linked in late August — though they've known each other for at least two years. According to Page Six, "a spy saw the duo getting cozy during their late-night dinner." (E! News, meanwhile, reported that the "God's Plan" hitmaker actually shut down the restaurant for the dinner date and then brought back Bella and some friends for round two the following evening.) On Sept. 14, the 18-year-old model took to Instagram to insist that it wasn't her who dined with Drake in DC. "Coming off an amazing New York fashion week, I feel I need to set the record straight… I did not dine in DC recently. I was happily working & dining in NYC everyday," she captioned a selfie.
On Sept. 19, Buckingham Palace announced that Lady Gabriella Windsor — the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's cousin Prince Michael of Kent — is engaged to Thomas Kingston, who dated Pippa Middleton in 2011. The Devonport Capital director popped the question in the Channel Islands in August. The duo are set to tie the knot in the spring of 2019.
People magazine reported on Sept. 14 that according to a source, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger could be headed to the altar soon. "They're such a great fit together," said the insider. "It's only been a few months but Chris and Katherine are both very serious about the relationship and their friends wouldn't be surprised if they got engaged sooner rather than later. Katherine has spent time with Chris' family and they all love her too. She fits in really well with them and vice versa."
Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers tied the knot in Malibu on Sept. 8, just two days after People magazine revealed that they were engaged and two weeks after TMZ reported that the groom finalized his divorce from Nicollette Sheridan after six months of marriage. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cameras rolled during the nuptials, which were attended by a small group of friends and family, including Denise's three daughters.
In other wedding news: On Sept. 16, Eliza Dushku revealed that she married businessman Peter Palandjian, who's 17 years her senior, at the Boston Public Library on Aug. 18. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos from their wedding day, which she captioned with their wedding date.
La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony have reconciled nearly a year and a half after separating amid reports that he cheated. On Sept. 11, the duo attended the Fear of God presentation during New York Fashion Week. "They've reconciled," a source told Page Six as part of a Sept. 15 report, adding that the pair "arrived separately but were holding hands in the VIP balcony and left holding hands in the middle of the Q&A." On Sept. 12, the rekindled couple posed together at Swizz Beatz's star-studded 40th birthday party in New York City. The following day, La La was by her husband's side at a party for his Melo Made capsule collection. (According to BET, she wore her wedding ring for the basketball star's big night.) "They are working their relationship out and they've always remained friends. They're around each other and it's for the betterment of their situation," a friend told Page Six.
Brooke Burke was caught on camera kissing a mystery man as he sat on a motorcycle in Malibu on Sept. 17. It's unclear whether or not her biker beau, who was wearing a helmet that obscured his face, is the same gentleman who joined her for lunch in Malibu on Sept. 11. The mother of four, who filed to divorce David Charvet in April, has been seen with her Sept. 11 lunch date in Malibu twice before: at Nobu on June 23 and at a house party on July 3.
During a Sept. 13 appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show," Tamar Braxton opened up about her new boyfriend, whose identity she's yet to reveal. Wendy started by explaining that Tamar's mystery man actually accompanied her to the show: "I'll describe him: He's African, he's in wealth finance, he's got dreads and he's got a really nice body," said the hostess. "He's fine! Hallelujah!" chimed in Tamar. "I met him at a friend's birthday party. Thank you, God, he's so fine! I can't take it sometimes. It's like a whole snack — a Lunchable!" continued the singer. "He lives in L.A. — he's originally from Nigeria, but he lived here for a while. He went to Harvard Business School. He's super-duper smart. He's so smart, and I'm so proud of him. He's so amazing and so kind and he saved!" She then told Wendy that they've been dating "about three months but it feels like forever." When Wendy asked if she's in love, Tamar responded, "Yes, very much so." When asked if she wants to get married again, the reality star replied, "Well, it depends on if I'm asked or not." As for whether or not she'd like to have more children, "Absolutely. I absolutely would love to have some wonderful beautiful African children," said Tamar.
Iggy Azalea is dating Playboi Carti, who previously wooed Blac Chyna. On Sept. 13, the duo were seen dining together at a fancy steakhouse in Beverly Hills. Two days later, they were photographed catching a private jet from Los Angeles to Oakland, where the 22 year old performed during the Rolling Loud Bay Area music festival. (They were photographed holding hands while walking around Oakland's Oracle Arena, with the Australian rapper completely sans makeup.) On Sept. 17, Iggy and Carti were photographed together yet again in L.A.
Jonathan Van Ness debuted his new beau, Wilco Froneman, during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 9. (The duo posed with Patton Oswalt at Netflix's afterparty.) Since then, the rugby player has been a fixture at the "Queer Eye" star's side — and on his Instagram.
On Sept. 13, DailyMailTV rounded up every woman to whom Jillian Michaels has been linked since announcing her split from Heidi Rhoades in June. On Aug. 24, she was photographed dancing in Sydney with Australian author Tara Winkler (pictured), who caressed her back as they swayed to the music. According to the outlet, the trainer is "smitten" with the writer and stopped dating other women for her, but Tara's concerned that Jillian isn't ready to make a commitment and is having second thoughts about dating a celebrity. (The duo reportedly hit it off quickly after Jillian read Tara's book and arranged for them to meet.) But in early September, Jillian took to her Instagram Story to share a photo of herself looking super-cozy with "The Crossing" actress Natalie Martinez. And she's not the only actress to whom the former star of "The Bigger Loser" has been recently linked. In early June, Jillian and Ruby Rose were reportedly "all over each other" while hanging out backstage at Pink's concert in Los Angeles. She also stepped out with "The Real L World" star Tracy Ryerson in late June. According to the Daily Mail, Jillian may also be "friends with benefits" with her good pal and makeup artist Chloe Francke, who has described their relationship as being like an old married couple. The duo seemed especially comfortable together during a Fourth of July vacation in Miami.
Four months after he and Brad Walsh separated after two years of marriage, Christian Siriano has a new beau, a man named Kyle Smith who started posting PDA-packed photos of them together on Instagram in early September. "So proud of my babe @csiriano congrats on an amazing show you continue to amaze me each day we're together," Kyle captioned a slideshow of two photos of himself and the designer following Christian's New York Fashion Week presentation on Sept. 8. Christian also appeared in a mirror selfie that Kyle posted on Instagram on Sept. 7.
Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips finalized their divorce on Sept. 13, People magazine reported four days later. The duo reportedly reached an agreement to split their $25.3 million in assets down the middle. The "Modern Family" star will walk away from the marriage with a home in Los Angeles that she purchased after they separated, while her ex will keep their marital home. According to People, details regarding child support and custody of their three sons, as well as spousal support, were filed in a private settlement agreement. In March, the real estate investor filed court documents asking for spousal support from the actress.
Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden are planning to tie the knot in either Washington, DC, Maryland or Chicago "one year from when he proposed" (in late June or early July 2019), the actress told "Extra" as part of an interview that hit the Internet on Sept. 17. "It's gonna be probably home, somewhere where my family and his family can [have] a nice meeting ground where everyone can get [together]. We were gonna do L.A. but everybody's coming from the Midwest and the East Coast, and it's just too far. … We'll find some mutual ground," she said of their upcoming nuptials, emphasizing that it'll be a "really simple" affair. As for what makes her and the former NFL cornerback work, "We're just really good for each other. I never wanted anybody that wanted to be in the limelight. I need a balance. He balances me, so I think we balance each other," she said. The "Empire" actress also revealed that she and Kelvin, who both have kids from previous relationships, are not planning to have children together.
More than a month after they first stepped out together, Aziz Ansari's girlfriend has finally been identified as Serena Skov Campbell, a Danish PhD candidate specializing in plasmonics, the study of electromagnetic fields, at King's College in London. The brainy beauty's mother, Kirsten, confirmed to to DailyMailTV that it was Serena who joined the comedian at the U.S. Open on Sept. 3. "Yes, it is my daughter, but I don't want to say any more," she said.
Logic and Jessica Andrea have finalized their divorce, TMZ reported on Sept. 18. The rapper is walking away from the marriage, which will officially end on Nov. 9, with the duo's home in Los Angeles, while his ex will keep her 2015 Chrysler and their two dogs. Logic, who decided to end the marriage, will not pay spousal support, though according to legal documents obtained by TMZ, he paid Jessica "a sum of cash" — it's unclear exactly how much. The duo reportedly had a prenup.
Miguel's fianceé, Nazanin Mandi, took to the comments section of TheJasmineBrand's Instagram account to confirm that she and the singer will finally tie the knot in "a few weeks." On Sept. 11, the website posted a screen shot of Miguel's birthday tweet to his love, in which he joked about giving her "this D." Ahem. One follower commented, "She gets the D on a regular, why not give her the last name." (The duo have known each other for 14 years and have been engaged since late 2015 or early 2016.) Another follower fired back, "Their wedding is in a few weeks. She's getting both lol." That's when Nazanin chimed in, commenting, "Someone had to say it." In late 2017, Miguel revealed that the duo pushed back their wedding date so that Nazanin could film the reality show "The Platinum Life."
Teddy Geiger is dating Emily Hampshire, a rep for the "12 Monkeys" star confirmed to Us Weekly as part of a Sept. 13 report. The duo first stoked speculation they were more than friends when the 37-year-old actress called the 29-year-old singer-songwriter her "girlfriend" in the caption of an Aug. 30 selfie on Instagram. On Sept. 8, they made their public debut as a couple at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle party during the Toronto International Film Festival.
During a Sept. 13 interview with Us Weekly, Scheana Shay stoked speculation that she and "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Adam Spott are more than friends. "We're always together. He's my favorite person to be with," said the reality star, who was set up with Adam by Brittany Cartwright on Season 6 of the Bravo show. "I don't even know if we know [what we are]. … We're hanging out. But he's still my best friend," she added, teasing that "you just have to watch next season." Scheana, who split from Robert Valletta in October 2017, went on to say she's "still single." Of single life, she said, "It's fun. It's been a little over a year now. I'm living on the West Side [of Los Angeles]. … All of my single girlfriends live on the West Side, and all of my friends in relationships live in West Hollywood, which is where Adam lives, so he's my plus-one. … I bring him along, and then it works out because I'm literally, like, the only single person on 'Vanderpump Rules.'" Scheana also said that she doesn't "go out with randoms" but has been out with "a friend of a friend or someone I already know." Continued the brunette beauty, "So nothing that weird has happened. … And I'm with [Adam], like, five nights a week. We're going to Iceland next month. That's exciting. We're going with a group of friends. There are six of us."
On Sept. 12, Bekah Martinez's boyfriend, Grayston Leonard, took to his Instagram Story to clear up the confusion regarding whether or not they'd tied the knot. "No, we aren't married," he said while lying in bed with the pregnant "Bachelor in Paradise" personality. The duo confused fans when Grayston shared photos of himself and the reality star (in a white dress) posing under what appeared to be a wedding canopy on the beach in Santa Barbara, California. "Stuck with this beach," he captioned a Sept. 3 shot of himself kissing Bekah under the canopy. The next day, he shared a photo of Bekah grabbing his wrist as he walked away from her. "After 48 hours of marriage, I am foregoing a life with Rebekah for an annulment. She's not happy about it," he joked in the caption. The expectant mom previously told Pure Wow of tying the knot, "The last thing we need is to consider another commitment on top of what we're already going through."
Though Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have posed together at events several times since they started dating in late 2015 or early 2016, the new parents, who are reportedly engaged, made their official red carpet debut as a couple during the 2018 Emmys on Sept. 17.
Cher opened up about some of her famous former lovers during an interview with MailOnline that hit the Internet on Sept. 15. After admitting that she doesn't remember calling Tom Cruise one of her "top five" lovers, the singer-actress said that she and the A-list actor are still friends but that she doesn't "get what he does, that whole Scientology thing." The duo met in 1985 but "didn't go out till way later" even though "there definitely was a connection there" as soon as they met, she said. As for Tom's "Top Gun" co-star, Val Kilmer, whom she also dated, "When we kissed I thought my head would shoot right off my body," said Cher. Here's what she had to say about a few of her other ex-beaus: She would "have ended up on the street" if it weren't for David Geffen, Gene Simmons is "the one" she's still "crazy about," Richie Sambora is "one of the most underrated singers ever" and "bagel boy" Rob Camilletti is "possibly the one true love" of her life. She also addressed her late ex-husband, Gregg Allman, calling their relationship "really intense." Said the Oscar winner, "It's hard to have a marriage with someone who's doing drugs. … Drugs and I were just never meant to be together. I thought it was stupid and still do. I saw too many people where it ruined their lives. It ruined Gregory's life." So is she seeing anyone now? "Not this week," she quipped. "I'm still on the lookout. The problem I have with all the boyfriends lately is that I don't want to go any place with them because you can't keep a relationship going in this kind of goldfish bowl, where everything you do and every picture you have taken will be on Instagram. There's no way to keep something… special."
Nikki Bella and John Cena are still friendly following their July split, the reality star told Us Weekly on Sept. 12. "I think John and I will always be good friends. … We just have such a great relationship," she said. As for being single after six years in a relationship, "It's kind of boring in the dating life, but other than that, it's been a lot of fun," said Nikki. "I've just been busy working and I just love everything that [my sister Brie Bella] and I are up to. It's just been a lot of fun." She isn't ready to get back out on the field, though: "Gosh, I'm pretty lame. Usually the person that I date at night is Netflix and my black licorice. … They're very satisfying," she said.
During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" following his big win during the 2018 Emmys on Sept. 17, Bill Hader called himself "super-single" while discussing his new status as a sex symbol. The "Barry" star filed to divorce his wife of 11 years, Maggie Carey, on Dec. 21, 2017.
Rob Lowe dished on the secret to a long-lasting marriage (he's been married to Sheryl Berkoff for nearly three decades) during an interview with Men's Journal that hit the Internet in mid-September. "It's exactly the same answer for the secret to a successful movie: casting," he said. As for the one thing every man should understand about women, "Above all else, they want to be heard," said the actor, who also called his wife the biggest influence on his life. "We've known each other for well over 30 years, and the number of times where she has helped me make better decisions than I would've made on my own is innumerable," said Rob.