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 late December 2018, starting with our favorite newlyweds… Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's seemingly never-ending wedding festivities continued with a reception for friends of the "Quantico" star's mother and late father (and multiple media outlets!) in Mumbai on Dec. 19. "It means so much to us that all of you came tonight," the bride told guests, according to E! News. "This has been an extremely special chapter in my life and I wanted my husband to meet all of the special people that have contributed to it. So thank you so much for being here, friends of my parents, my mom, who's hosting this wonderful evening, my dad, who I know is here [in spirit]. Thank you so much for coming and giving us your blessings and I hope you have a wonderful time tonight, and this is my husband, Nick Jonas." After joking that the reception was his "first show in India," Nick said, "Thank you all so much for coming out, it wasn't too far from here that I took [Priyanka's mother] out to lunch and asked her if I could marry her daughter. … So to be here tonight with all of you, the people who have helped shape who she's become, means the world to me. … And all of you embracing me with such open arms. It's just unbelievable so thank you for that. Tonight is about celebrating and spending some time together." They hosted a THIRD wedding reception for Bollywood insiders on Dec. 20. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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New couple alert! Olivia Munn was photographed holding hands with Comcast heir Tucker Roberts, the president of an Overwatch eSports team, in Los Angeles on Dec. 16. (See the photos here.) It's unclear when they started seeing each other.
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On his birthday, Dec. 14, Offset took to Instagram to issue a public plea for forgiveness to Cardi B following their breakup amid reports that he'd been unfaithful. "I only got one birthday wish, and that's to get my wife back, Cardi," he said in a video. "We're going through a lot of things right now — a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you, Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you look crazy doing things I ain't had no business [doing]. I was partaking in [an] activity that I shouldn't have been taking in, and I apologize … for breaking your heart, breaking our promise, breaking God's promise, and being a selfish, messed-up husband. I'm trying to be a better person. I want to get this off my shoulders. I want to get this off my back. I apologize to you, Cardi. I love you and Kulture. I want to spend Christmas with you. I want to be able to spend the rest of my life with you. I apologize. I'm sorry for what I've done to you. I didn't [sleep with] that girl , but I was entertaining [the idea]. I apologize and I love you and I hope you can forgive me. My birthday wish is just to have you back." He captioned the video, "F O R G I V E M E @iamcardib A L L I W A N T F O R M Y B D A Y." The following day, he took his attempts to win back Cardi to the next level by crashing her set during the Rolling Loud music festival in Los Angeles. During a break between songs, the Migos rapper took the stage with a bouquet as stagehands wheeled out a sign made of Venus ET Fleur flower arrangements spelling out the words, "Take me back Cardi." Said Offset to his stunned and annoyed-looking estranged missus, "I just want to tell you I'm sorry, bruh, in person, in front of the world. I love you. Whatever I gotta do to show you that, I will." The duo then lowered their microphones to exchange a few private words — the "Bodak Yellow" rapper's body language speaking volumes. The day after that, Offset took to Twitter to explain his major (but perhaps misguided) move: "All of my wrongs have been made public, i figure It's only right that my apologies are made public too. A [man] was just trying …..thank god I ain't got no balloons sheeesh," he tweeted. As for Cardi…
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Following her performance during Rolling Loud, Cardi B hopped on Instagram Live to share her thoughts on Offset's surprise, saying that she and her husband are "not on the right page right now" and "not seeing each other eye to eye." She went on to ask her fans to stop bashing her ex "because at the end of the day, that is my child's father and he's a good father and he was a good friend to me." She then listed all the ways Offset has helped her over the years. "I don't want people talking [smack] about my baby father. I know he's trying hard. … I get what he's trying to do," she said, later adding that she doesn't know what's going to happen next between them. Not long after that, Cardi returned to Instagram to address the fan backlash to her previous comments: "I see a lot of people bashing me because they feel that because I'm defending my baby father, they think that I'm gonna get back together with him," she said. "I'm not saying that I'm gonna get back together with him. I just don't like that bashing online thing." She's since addressed the controversy several more times. "I still got a lot of love for my baby father," she said in yet another video. "You just don't … hate somebody just like that … somebody you used to talk to every single day — every single day every hour about everything. You just don't. That's just not me," she said, adding that she still needs space from her estranged hubby. "I get what he's trying to do," she continued. "I'm a hard person to get back with. I know he's trying his best." Then on Dec. 18, she launched another Instagram Live talking about how much she misses being intimate with Offset … to put it delicately.
During an interview with DailyMailTV that hit the Internet on Dec. 13, Julie Andrews' step-granddaughter, Kayti Edwards, claims that she hooked up with Dax Shepard in late 2009 — two-years into his relationship with Kristen Bell. She provided photos of herself kissing the actor, whom she met through mutual friends in 2005, as evidence they were intimate. ("Hey Daily Mail, that photo is 13 years old, not 9. Also, Kayti has sold stories to tabloids about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne, Kid Rock, and now me. I look forward to her next one. Fingers crossed it's about my #1, Brad Pitt," Dax wrote on Instagram, implying that he hooked up with Kayti before he and Kristen were an item.) "I didn't know he had a girlfriend at the time, he didn't seem to care," Kayti said of Dax, adding that they went on a few dates but that things were never serious between them. "It was just a brief thing, we would hook up here and there, but we had a little friendship when we saw each other. … I did not have any knowledge of who he was dating or even if he had a girlfriend." It wasn't until around six months to a year after they hooked up that Kayti realized Dax was dating Kristen. "I don't really keep up with Hollywood stuff so I didn't even know who she was until 'Frozen' came out," she said. Dax and Kristen have both admitted in the past that their relationship was rocky in its early years: "I don't know if [our relationship] was part of the rocky start. I don't know if she even knows that he had [hooked up with me]," said Kayti. "Maybe they were on a break, I don't know." Continued the former model, "I don't want anything to do with Dax. I wish him well. I wish them to be happy. I hope that they're happily married. I mean they have children. So my wish is that they're happy and stable for the kids." And it seems they are! "Dax denied the allegations publicly because he wanted the world to know that Kristen is his one and only," a source told Us Weekly. "They're solid. There is absolutely no strain — their marriage is strong." Another source told Us that Kristen "believes Dax." … As for rumors Kayti broke up Jack Osbourne's marriage: "I was not the cause of his marriage fail," she said. "We just simply had lunch. And it turned into maybe I was the reason [for his split], which we have only been friends." She then brought up one of the other men to whom she's been linked. "Tabloids have painted me out to be this Holly home-wrecker, you know, the mistress, but they don't know the back story, they don't know the truth. The same with Kid Rock, Kid Rock and I dated before he was with this woman and before I was married, we dated and remained friends. … So it's a big stretch to say that I was his mistress for 10 years when I only saw him a couple of times."
Roger Mathews' attempts to win back estranged wife Jenni "JWoww" Farley — who filed for divorce in September — took a turn for the dramatic when the "Jersey Shore" star obtained a temporary restraining order against him in the wee hours of Dec. 14 after a nasty fight earlier in the evening. Roger recorded several Instagram videos (some from the backseat of a cop car) explaining his side of the story: that Jenni blew up at him in front of their two children, turned their daughter against him and filed a false police report after he called the cops himself as a preemptive measure because he was worried she might harm herself and then accuse him of physical violence. He also accused her of being "hate-filled" and of using their kids as pawns. According to a statement released by JWoww's camp, "Certain events transpired last night which lead Jenni to involve authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so. Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are entirely false, misleading, and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light. She is proud to be a hard-working parent who provides for her children." Roger then posted that he takes issue with the statement because it implies that he did something to put his wife and their kids in harm's way: "I am not the violent one," he said in one video, which he captioned, "All I wanted was to stay together as a family and work on our issues and fight the good fight for greater good. I tried. I left everything I had on the table. Everything. In the end I must respect that's not what the other side wanted but to use children as pawns is about the most disposable act a person can possibly do. This was never my wish nor my intent. My heart breaks for my children." Snooki then got involved, sharing an Instagram post to counter Roger's claims that JWoww used their kids against him. Looks like reconciliation is now officially off the table…
Kaley Cuoco and husband Karl Cool finally went on a honeymoon — nearly six months after they tied the knot. On Dec. 14, the actress took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and her man posing in front of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. "The Honeymooners," she wrote in the caption. On Dec. 20, they traveled to Italy for the second leg of their honeymoon.
Kanye West fueled persistent rumors that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are secretly married by referring to the "Astroworld" rapper as his "brother-in-law" during a lengthy Dec. 13 Twitter rant. Ye briefly took aim at Travis while going off on Drake, tweeting, "People sold their souls. You gotta a number one record but you got it by letting this dude diss your brother in law." Travis collaborated with Drake, whom Kanye has accused of threatening him, on "Sicko Mode."
Al B. Sure and Danielle Staub were "making out at the bar" at the Aloft hotel in New York City on Dec. 16. "He hugged up on her, and they looked very cozy. They didn't care who was there," a witness told Page Six. "It wasn't a packed lobby either … nobody was there. She stood out like a sore thumb. It didn't seem like their first rodeo." A rep for the star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" told Page Six that the duo "have been friends for a very long time and someone probably misconstrued what they saw." Us Weekly, meanwhile, reported that the pair have "been hooking up" and that the reality star "has been telling her friends about her encounters with the singer.
On Dec. 15 — almost exactly five years after their characters got married on an episode of "Revenge" — former co-stars Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, who started dating in 2012 and got engaged in 2017, tied the knot in the Bahamas. Fortunately, this time, the groom didn't attempt to murder the bride shortly after they said "I do."
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham are moving forward with their divorce after all, The Blast reported on Dec. 18, five days after the celebrity florist filed court documents revealing that he served the actor with a preliminary declaration of disclosure — the first move toward legally ending the marriage since Colton filed for divorce in May. The duo briefly reconciled in the fall and even celebrated their first wedding anniversary together on Oct. 27. It's unclear when and why things went south for the second time.
Kendra Wilkinson isn't ready to date yet following her breakup from Hank Baskett, she told reporters on Dec. 14, according to Us Weekly. "Oh, no," she said when asked if she's been seeing anyone. "No way. Oh, no, no, no." Added the reality star, "Honestly, I actually have a lot of text messages. … Guys are hitting me up, but I want nothing to do with it."
Though there were reports in September that they'd likely get engaged soon, "Entertainment Tonight" reported on Dec. 12 that Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are in no rush to wed. According to a source, "[They're in a] serious relationship and everything is going well. However, Chris just finalized his divorce from Anna [Faris] a couple months ago, and he's happy with just dating Katherine for now." The insider adds that the pair have "a lot of fun together," are "fully involved in one another's life" and are "in a committed relationship." Says the source, "There just isn't a rush to take it to the next step right now. Chris is enjoying the dating process."
Last week, People magazine reported that Sofia Richie is feeling positive about things between herself and boyfriend Scott Disick's ex-partner, Kourtney Kardashian. Us Weekly reported on Dec. 18 that the feeling is mutual. "At this point, Kourtney is so over any drama between Scott and Sofia and her," said a source. "Scott and Sofia are obviously not breaking up any time soon and are very much in love and Kourtney has accepted that. … She just wants to bury the hatchet and move on with her life. It's best for her, their family and Sofia too. All the drama is water under the bridge and they are all collectively in a much better space."
While discussing the upcoming 25th anniversary of "Speed" on the Dec. 20 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sandra Bullock revealed that she had a major crush on co-star Keanu Reeves when they worked together on the 1994 action flick. "I think about how sweet Keanu Reeves was and how handsome he was. It was hard for me to really be serious," she said, adding that she and her frequent co-star "never dated." Joked the Oscar winner of her longtime pal, "There's something about me that I guess he didn't like." When Ellen suggested that maybe he was intimidated by her, Sandra replied, "Not at all. There's nothing to intimidate. I'm not that. But I think we're probably friends of that long because we didn't [date]."
Another week, another round of questions about when Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will get engaged — this time courtesy of "Extra" host Terri Seymour, who on Dec. 17 chatted with the country crooner about his holiday plans. "My girlfriend has a show in Las Vegas that I will be attending," said Blake. When Terri asked if there might be a special engagement announcement, he replied, "Yeah, she's doing a show, it's an important engagement that night — it's a New Year's party!" Clever.
Nikki Ferrell — who romanced Juan Pablo Galavis on Season 18 of "The Bachelor" in 2014 — and her husband, Tyler VanLoo, are calling it quits after two years of marriage, Us Weekly reported on Dec. 18. According to a source, the duo are "done" and have been "on the rocks" since their wedding in October 2016.
Astrid Loch is moving to Canada to be with boyfriend Kevin Wendt — with whom she connected on Season 5 of "Bachelor in Paradise" earlier this year — she announced on Instagram on Dec. 18. "This summer I took a chance, quit my job, and packed up my apartment…6 months later this PODS storage box and I are getting shipped to Canada. Hope you're ready for me and all my stuff @kevin.c.wendt," she captioned a photo of herself and a moving truck.
In other Bachelor Nation news… On the Dec. 16 episode of Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins' "Almost Famous" podcast, Bibiana Julian (who competed for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s heart on Season 22 of "The Bachelor") denied reports from early December that she and Peter Kraus (who competed for Rachel Lindsay's heart on Season 13 of "The Bachelorette") are dating. (The rumors kicked off after duo were seen together at a Miami Heat game on Dec. 4.) "Nothing is going on with Peter Kraus and I. Absolutely nothing," she said, adding that they once hooked up but that it wasn't serious. "I'm just going to clarify — and I don't know if he'll be happy with it — but, like, him and I actually connected right after I got back from 'Paradise,' so that's kind of, like, when it started off. We stayed friends and then he was visiting Miami and I was, like, 'Why don't we go to a Heat game?'" Bibiana then admitted that there's actually another man in her life: "I don't want to jinx it, but this guy is kind of too good to be true [and] everything I would want in a person," she said. "I want to tread lightly. … Nobody knows him and it's not Peter Kraus."
"Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo and Larry Caputo have finalized their divorce, the reality star said in a statement released to multiple media outlets on Dec. 18. "We shared 28 wonderful years together and have two beautiful children, Larry Jr. and Victoria," she said, adding that she and her ex "will continue to support each other and remain friends." The duo announced their separation in late 2017, and in July — a month after Larry told TMZ there was a new woman in his life — Theresa filed for divorce.
During a Dec. 13 appearance on the "Today" show — their first joint interview since finalizing their divorce in January — Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa opened up about working together following their highly publicized breakup. "It was up and down, up and down," the father of two said of working together so soon after the split. "We shot the pilot [of 'Flip or Flop'] in summer of 2011, so we've been doing this for a really long time. … It's part of who we are and what we do, and for us to just throw everything away, it just wasn't worth it." Chimed in Christina, "[We] have two amazing kids together. … It's just easier to work together and get along." Natalie Morales then asked if there are days when they want "to kill" each other. "Yeah, of course … maybe today might be one of them," said Christina. "The question is, 'Are there days when I don't want to kill her?'" joked Tarek. The former spouses then disagreed on whether or not things are better on set now. "Oh no, not at all," said Tarek. "Oh, God, it is. … Just ignore him," argued Christina. And finally, the duo addressed the current status of their love lives, with Tarek calling his ex-wife's new boyfriend, Ant Anstead, "great." Said the father of two, "He seems like a good guy. … My kids seem to like him." As for himself, Tarek is dating casually but doesn't think he's "gonna have a relationship for quite some time," he said.
During an appearance on SiriusXM's "The Jenny McCarthy Show" that hit the Internet on Dec. 19, Paris Hilton said that she's keeping the $2 million engagement ring with which her ex, Chris Zylka, proposed. "The person who we got it from got millions and millions of dollars' [worth] of free publicity," she explained, adding that she loves "how social media has basically become a new form of money." When Jenny followed up to ask if that means the jeweler agreed to let Paris keep the ring, she replied, "Yeah, diamonds are a girl's best friend." There were reports in November that Chris also wants the ring, which he's entitled to under California law if he's truly the one who bought it — and if Paris is really the one who called time on their marriage plans. But if the jeweler gifted the ring to the couple — or if Chris dumped Paris — then the sparkler is all hers.
During an appearance on Arianna Huffington's "Thrive Global" podcast that hit the Internet on Dec. 16, Gisele Bundchen dished on the key to her happy marriage with Tom Brady. "I don't know if there's a secret," said the supermodel. "I think it's important to honor each other for who we are and to not try to change the other. I think it's important to always keep the communication also loving and respectful and current. I'm not going to talk about something that happened like, 'Oh, a year ago, you did that.' I let it go." Explained Gisele of the need to keep things current, "Imagine walking your life with, like, heavy rocks in your pocket. I want to be light. I want to fly."
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper have hooked up with the same person, the "Watch What Happens Live!" host revealed on the Dec. 16 episode of his Bravo show — during which his pal appeared as a guest. "We're Eskimo brothers," Andy said, referring to the slang term for two men who've had a mutual partner. "What?!" responded a shocked Anderson, adding, "I don't even know if that's true." Replied Andy as his pal turned bright red and desperately tried to shush him, "It's true. We just found this out a few weeks ago." Sadly, the duo declined to name names.
On the Dec. 18 episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Natalie Portman happily pointed out that she's kissed both Ashton Kutcher (in "No Strings Attached") and his wife, Mila Kunis (in "Black Swan"). So who's the better kisser? "Mila! I mean, obviously," she said. The Oscar winner also said that it was "pretty close" to love at first sight when she met her own husband, Benjamin Millepied, while making "Black Swan." Said Natalie, "He parked backwards on the street — like, I saw him. We were on, like, a first-floor studio, and he parked the wrong direction and I was like, 'Okay!'"