Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the celebrities who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in mid-January 2018, starting with one of our favorite leading ladies… Michelle Williams may have written off the heart-shaped diamond sparkler she's been sporting lately as nothing more than "beautiful jewelry" when People magazine asked if she was engaged, but multiple source tell Us Weekly in a report published on Jan. 17 that the actress is, in fact, set to wed New York financial consultant Andrew Youmans. "She wants a good guy and a stable family life," a source tells the magazine of Michelle and her man, to whom she was first linked in July 2017. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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After Us Weekly reported on Jan. 10 that Jack Antonoff had moved on with a fellow musician following his December 2017 split from Lena Dunham, rumors began swirling that the rocker-producer's new lady is none other than Lorde. But Jack took to Twitter on Jan. 16 to shut down the gossip: "normally i would never address rumors but i resent having the most important friendships and working relationships in my life reduced to dumb hetero normative gossip," he tweeted. "those relationships are deeply important and sacred. with that said, im not seeing anyone. lol." The Bleachers frontman co-wrote and co-produced Lorde's "Melodrama" album and frequently pops up on her Instagram. She even referred to him as her "work husband" during an interview with Seth Meyers.
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Sharon Stone locked lips with a mystery man at the premiere of the HBO series "Mosaic" in New York City on Jan. 16. The 59-year-old actress previously opened up about her love life in an interview for the June 2016 cover of AARP The Magazine: "Obviously it's pretty easy to get a date. But to me, my life is so full. I don't want to take time out to just go on a date, or to just have sex with a stranger," she said. "At this point, I get more satisfaction — physically, spiritually, emotionally — from a smile, a laugh, a warm conversation or a really sexy look. You know the way a man can look at you? Where you know he really sees you? I don't want to be with someone unless it's like that."
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According to a January 2018 OK! magazine cover story, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel fell for each other on the March 2017 set of their upcoming drama "Love, Simon." A questionable source tells the tabloid that the "Transformers" actor is the one who gave the actress the courage to finally file to divorce Ben Affleck in April 2017. "Anyone in Jen's shoes, after all she went through with Ben, would doubt whether they could ever trust a man again. But Josh is truly a good guy, and spending time with him opened her up emotionally," says the insider, who adds that Ben and Josh's ex-wife, Fergie, will "need to work hard to put a dent in Josh and Jen's high spirits." Adds the source of the alleged new couple, "They're in their own bubble and probably wouldn't even notice." But Gossip Cop threw cold water on the OK! report on Jan. 10, writing that there's "no truth" to the dating rumors and that there's "nothing romantic going on" with the co-stars (pictured with "Love, Simon" castmates Nick Robinson and Talitha Bateman). Further complicating the alleged timeline: In November 2017, an Us Weekly source reportedly heard Jennifer say she hasn't been on a date and isn't interested in dating. "People want to set me up and I am just like, 'No, thank you!'" she allegedly said.
When Ewan McGregor won a Golden Globe on Jan. 7, he memorably thanked both his estranged wife, Eve Mavrakis (pictured), and the woman for whom he reportedly left her: his much younger "Fargo" co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. "I want take a moment to just say thank you to Ev, who always stood by me for 22 years, and my four children: Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk — I love you," he said. Ewan then thanked several of his "Fargo" co-stars before concluding with a special shout-out to his new squeeze, who portrayed the girlfriend of his on-screen alter ego, Ray, on the FX drama: "There would've been no Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead," he ended his speech. A few days later, the Daily Mail caught up with Eve outside her home in Los Angeles and asked if she liked her ex's acceptance speech: "No, I did not like his speech," she said. When asked why not, she responded, "For the same reasons you are here asking me about it. … I am not going to say any more."
January Jones is dating Nick Viall, Page Six reported on Jan. 15. The duo reportedly connected after the "Mad Men" actress, a "The Bachelor" superfan, said during a November 2017 interview with James Corden that the reality TV star once reached out to her team to set them up to compete on "Lip Sync Battle." Said January, "He asked me to battle him on 'Lip Sync Battle.' So is that his way of asking me out or does he have a problem with me? I don't know what that was, but I declined because I don't need to be humiliated." At the time, the actress added of Vanessa Grimaldi's ex-fiancé, "You don't know if you like him or if he's a scumbag, and I think that's why I'm attracted to him." Not long after her appearance on "The Late Show," Nick asked the actress to join him for drinks — "They've been seeing each other since," a source told Page Six.
E! reported on Jan. 11 that Issa Rae shot down Drake when he attempted to pick her up at a Golden Globes afterparty on Jan. 7. According to a source, the rap superstar "made his whole group stop" so he could chat with the "Insecure" star and "asked her if she wanted to come to the Netflix party with him" after they crossed paths at some point in the evening. The spy added that the funny-woman "was with all her friends," and was like, "'Thanks, but no thanks!'" The source claims Issa then "walked away," and Drake essentially "got denied." But according to a second E! source, the "Hotline Bling" hit-maker "didn't come on that strong," though he did "flirt a little." Adds the second insider, "[Drake] thinks Issa Rae is beautiful and talented. He would like to take her on a date if he was given the opportunity. He talks highly of her talents to people." A third source also downplayed the exchange between the actress and the rapper, saying that Issa "never denied" Drake and that they simply "exchanged pleasantries" during the Globes. "They don't really know each other but are friendly," said the source. On Jan. 15, Issa dished on the rumor that she burned Drake during an interview with W magazine: "I was like, 'They were trying to play him,'" she said. "People had a vendetta — it just didn't go down like that at all."
Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin, who were first linked in mid-2017, are dialing it down. "[They] have been cooling off recently, but they're not officially broken up," a source told People magazine as part of a report published on Jan. 15, a few days after the basketball star was spotted sharing an intimate dinner with a mystery woman and another couple in Malibu. "They were definitely giving off couple vibes," an onlooker told People of Blake and the other woman. "At one point, she put her hand in his lap, where he held her hand there for about five to 10 minutes or so." Added the spy, "It was so subtle. They seemed very low-key together, and their holding hands looked entirely natural. They looked like they were really comfortable with each other, and they were definitely not calling any attention to themselves and the little bit of PDA that they shared." (Less than two months ago, in late November 2017, a source told the magazine that it seemed as though Kendall and Blake had been getting "more serious lately.") Meanwhile, a Radar Online source attributes the setback in Kendall and Blake's relationship to his desire to share custody of his two kids with his ex-fiancée. According to the Radar source, Kendall is "not ready to play stepmom" to her beau's kids.
Camilla Luddington took to Instagram on Jan. 17 to reveal that she and Matthew Alan, with whom she shares 8-month-old daughter Hayden, got engaged on New Year's Eve. "Sooo this happened on New Year's Eve. I'm not sure I even let Matt get through his proposal before I started yelling YES YES YES!! Of course it was a yes! Also… Hayden approves," she captioned a slideshow of photos showing off her engagement ring, including a shot of her baby girl gripping the rock. The "Grey's Anatomy" actress and the "13 Reasons Why" actor have been an item for about five years.
Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers made headlines on Jan. 16 when his ex-girlfriend, Tori Woodward, took to Instagram to share photos on her story that purportedly depict the Grammy winner kissing another woman at a residential location. "Alex is disgusting. Men are trash. Don't ever forget it," she wrote on one image, which was reportedly taken from a CCTV surveillance camera (per People.com). "They'll look you in the eyes and tell you they love you. Then destroy you without a second thought," she wrote on another snap. Tori, who started seeing Alex in February 2014, also detailed her ex's history of infidelity: "After hours of begging him for scraps of honesty I chipped away just enough to confirm that this is not the first time he's [remorsefully] cheated on me," she wrote. "That 'psycho b—-' from Vegas, the 'lame Instagram model' caught on video and countless others he looked me in the eyes and swore on his life he never touched. Consistent outright denial faded to him explaining that because all men do it it's not that bad and, in different words, that because he's famous now, he had a different rulebook for decency. What's perhaps most amazing is that he HASN'T EVEN APOLOGIZED. … What he has done is everything he possibly can to stop this from coming out, from looking [like] the kind of person who does what he's done."
Danica Patrick confirmed to The Associated Press (per ESPN.com) on Jan. 15 that she and Aaron Rodgers are indeed an item: "Yes, Aaron and I are dating," she said, adding that she first met the Green Bay Packers quarterback at the 2012 ESPY Awards. "I told him a long time ago I'd always root for him as a player," said the Chicago Bears fan. "Now I am probably going to cheer for the whole team. Take out the word 'probably.' Now I'm going to cheer for the whole team." The duo were first linked in a Jan. 2 report on Terez Owens after they were spotted on a dinner date at Aaron's favorite restaurant in Green Bay, Wisconsin, sometime after Christmas in December 2017.
Brandi Glanville took to Twitter on Jan. 12 to confirm that her relationship with Donald "DJ" Friese has ended: "Social media is ruining romance! It ruined mine," she tweeted along with a broken heart emoji. "[It's] official I'm SINGLE! He is all urs IG h—! He is lovely so be nice," she added in a follow-up tweet. In October 2017, a source told Us Weekly that the duo, who met on Tinder in September 2016, were going through a rough patch. "They are still talking and are trying to figure things out when it comes to their relationship at the moment," an insider told the magazine. "They're not broken up, but they're not together."
Us Weekly reported on Jan. 16 that Millie Bobby Brown, 13, is dating singer-songwriter Jacob Sartorius, 15. A source tells the magazine that the teens, who've popped up on each other's social media accounts frequently since late 2017, have been spending a lot of time together. The duo also rang in New Year's Eve together with the "Stranger Things" star's family at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Nick Jonas and "The Handmaid's Tale" actress Madeline Brewer shared an intimate dinner in Santa Monica following the Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 11. The duo, who were photographed sharing a booth and then leaving the restaurant together, did not change out of the red-carpet duds in which they were photographed during the award show earlier in the day. The singer-actor was reportedly "casually dating" Victoria's Secret model Georgia Fowler as of November 2017, but according to E!, they were "not exclusive."
Ryan Lochte is officially off the market, People magazine reported on Jan. 12. The Olympian wed former Playboy Playmate Kayla Rae Reid, with whom he shares son Caiden, at their home in Florida on Jan. 9. The duo got engaged in October 2016. "I've waited for Kayla my whole life," Ryan told People. "She has given us the most perfect little boy and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her and Caiden." During the nuptials, the bride reportedly donned the same outfit she was wearing when she first met her husband.
Heather Matarazzo took to Instagram on Jan. 15 to announce that she and writer-actress Heather Turman are engaged. "We kept this to ourselves for a few days, but on 1-11, I asked…..and she said yes. To death and back, I love you, Turman," she captioned a slideshow of photos from the proposal. The star of "The Princess Diaries" and her new fiancée collaborated on the 2017 indie comedy "Stuck."
On an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" set to air on Jan. 21, Kourtney Kardashian dishes on how Scott Disick flipped out when he realized things were getting serious between his ex-partner and male model Younes Bendjima, to whom she was first linked in late 2016. "Scott called me at like two in the morning," the 38-year-old mother of three tells sister Khloe Kardashian in a preview on E! Online. "He never calls me late at night, ever, and he was just ranting like, 'What are we doing in life? What are you doing? What am I doing?' And I'll go, 'But what are you doing?' Or then he'll say, 'But what are you doing? Is it any better?' … And then by the end of the conversation I just was like, 'I have a boyfriend and he's 24 years old. It's not the craziest thing that's ever happened in the world!' And so he was like, 'He's your boyfriend?!' And then he hung up the phone." Khloe chimed in to point out that the word "boyfriend" was likely a "trigger" for Scott, who has moved on with a younger model of his own: 19-year-old Sofia Richie. She also suggested that her big sis "cut the cord" with her ex.
Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus announced on Jan. 16 that they've parted ways after around three months as a couple. "Javi and I are not together anymore. Our future just doesn't line up," the mother of two said in a statement to Blasting News. "He doesn't want me to get my surgery for a breast lift, lipo, and tummy tuck (which I'm doing in two weeks) because it'll look bad on his name at work. Also, I don't plan on moving in with him in the summer and for these reasons, he broke up with me." Added the "Teen Mom 3" star, "I have no bad things to say about him. He wanted a wife and home right now and I didn't see a reason to rush. I wish him the best going forward, and I am sad things panned out this way, but this is where things currently stand. Again, we are no longer together." Javi, who was once married to "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry, told Radar Online that he's "hurting a little" following the breakup. "I'm upset about it," he said. "Some questions about our futures couldn't be answered because we both do have kids and live two different lifestyles, her being in Florida and me in Delaware. … I didn't agree with some of her future plan being exposed for the world to see for our future and any future employers and I wish we could've compromised." He also clarified to Radar that "the surgery itself wasn't the issue."
Kailyn Lowry is also newly single. According to a Jan. 8 report on Radar Online, the "Teen Mom 2" star and girlfriend Dominique Potter parted ways because, per a source, "Kail decided she didn't want to be in a relationship because she's not over everything that happened with Lux's dad Chris Lopez." (The reality TV star welcomed Lux, her third child, with Chris, a longtime friend and off-on boyfriend, in August 2017. He then refused to acknowledge that he's the baby's father.) "She decided she wanted to be alone and focus on her kids," a source tells Radar, adding that Kailyn and Dominique are "still friends." The mother of three confirmed that she and her gal pal had taken their friendship to the next level in a November 2017 episode of her podcast: "We were friends for a year, until it just kind of turned into it," she said at the time. (Kailyn has yet to confirm the breakup.)
Mama June's new boyfriend, Geno, made his television debut on the Season 2 premiere of "Mama June: From Not to Hot" on Jan. 12. "Yes, I have found love, y'all. I have a great, wonderful guy, Geno, and I feel like a kid again," the mother of four said in a testimonial on the WE tv series. "Geno knew me when I was heavy and I really think he's here for the right reasons. I think he likes me for me, not for [fame] or me being skinny." A day before the episode aired, E! published an interview with the reality TV star in which she dished on how great her new beau has been for her and her kids: "He is very, very awesome," she said. "He actually restored my faith and the girls' faith in men. It's the little things … He is above and beyond anything that I could ever expect." Added June, "As long as I'm happy and the girls are happy at the end of the day, that's all that matters to me." She also revealed that her ex, Sugar Bear, has been introduced to Geno, whom she met through mutual friends.