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 late March 2019, starting with these unexpected nuptials… According to TMZ, Nicolas Cage applied for a marriage license for himself and girlfriend Erika Koike — who's been described as either a makeup artist or a waitress by various media outlets — in Las Vegas, where he lives, on March 23. Three days later, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the couple, who were first seen together in June 2016, actually tied the knot at Weddings at Bellagio in Las Vegas the same day they obtained their marriage license, making this the Oscar winner's fourth marriage. Then on March 27, DailyMail.com published video of the "Leaving Las Vegas" star appearing agitated while pacing and interacting with employees at the Clark County Court House Marriage License Bureau in downtown Las Vegas on the 23rd. Later on March 27, multiple media outlets reported that Nic filed for an annulment, asking a judge to grant a divorce if annulling the brief marriage is not possible. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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On March 21, multiple media outlets sparked rumors that Lady Gaga and Jeremy Renner are a couple by reporting that the duo have grown close in recent weeks. People magazine reported that the pair are "spending time together" after bonding over their shared "love of music," and an Us Weekly source said that they're "hanging out" and "spending a lot of time together" — though the insider also clarified that things between them don't seem "romantic at this point." Echoed an E! News source, "[Gaga] has been friends with Jeremy Renner for a while. They often hang out when they are both in town. … She's been spending time with him recently but it's not romantic." Then on March 27, Us Weekly reported that, according to another source, Gaga's ex-fiancé, Christian Carino, "didn't treat [her] very well toward the end of their relationship, and she really leaned on Jeremy in the weeks after it ended." According to that insider, Gaga and Jeremy have "become super-close and hang out all the time" following her breakup. "She has spent the night at Jeremy's house but always stays in the guest room," said another source. (The singer has also reportedly grown close to the actor's 6-year-old daughter, Ava.) Yet another source told Us that there's "definitely chemistry between them" — even though "nothing romantic happened" yet. Still another insider said that Gaga "certainly has more in common with Jeremy than she did with Christian." As for her ex, Us Weekly reports that Gaga gave him the boot after he started acting jealous. "He was and controlling and her friends didn't like him," said one insider.
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Adam Lambert took to Instagram on March 26 to confirm that he's dating model Javi Costa Polo. "LUV U @javicostapolo," he captioned a slideshow of photos of them together. When a fan commented asking if he's "finally making it official" with his beau, the singer fired back, "Honey, we have been official for months. IG isn't the gatekeeper of our truth!"
Kiernan Shipka sparked rumors that she's dating Gary Oldman's son, model Charlie Oldman, when they were seen walking with their arms wrapped around each other after dinner at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on March 20. (See the photos here.)
TMZ reported on March 27 that Monica filed to divorce former basketball star Shannon Brown in Atlanta earlier this month. The duo tied the knot in 2010 and share a daughter, Laiyah. The singer has two sons from a previous relationship.
Former "American Idol" contestants Gabby Barrett, 19, and Cade Foehner, 22, got engaged at the same Los Angeles hotel where they first met in 2018 while competing against each other on the singing show, they told People magazine in a joint interview that hit the Internet on March 22.
People magazine reported on March 27 that, according to a source, "there is marriage talk" with Colin Jost regarding his relationship with Scarlett Johansson. "Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor," said the insider, adding that the actress, who's been married twice before, "is very happy" with her beau of nearly two years. "She is a mother and in a mature place where marriage makes more sense than it did in earlier relationships that didn't last," added the source. "She is in love and likes to be married, but is aware of how hard it is these days."
Rihanna parked speculation that she and her boyfriend of around two years, billionaire Hassan Jameel, are headed toward an engagement when she double-clicked a late-March Instagram video in which E! personality Morgan Stewart said that she believes the singer is "worthy of somebody who has a billion dollars." Said Morgan, "I think, 'Is he worthy of her?' is the question. … I would think that Rihanna is gonna go the long haul with this guy. I see an engagement, and I also see a baby probably. Not yet cause she still wants to smoke a cigarette once in a while, but definitely see an engagement and then baby in, like, two years."
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows on March 21. On hand for the vow renewal ceremony were their two young daughters, Evelyn and Mabel, two of Bruce's three adult daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore — Rumer Willis and Scout Willis — and Demi herself! "Papa and Stepmama got married again 10 years later!!! So happy I was able to be here and celebrate with the crew. I love you both so much," Rumer captioned a family photo on Instagram.
Showbiz411 reported on March 21 that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, who got engaged in October 2017, are planning to tie the knot in the south of France in mid-June. According to the blog, "The details have been in motion for a while."
On the March 25 episode of her "Whine Down with Jana Kramer" podcast, Jana Kramer and her husband, Mike Caussin, revealed that in the spring of 2018, the former professional football player suffered a relapse in his battle with sex addiction. After confirming that he previously "sought treatment for sex addiction in an inpatient treatment facility," Mike admitted that he's only been "sober" for a year (even though he first sought treatment three years ago) because he's had some "stumbles along the way," including the incident last year. According to Mike, who's "been in the 12-step program of sex addiction," he has not had "sex outside of the marriage" or had "any other affairs since" he first went into treatment. "It's something he should not have done that was in a circle that was very red — like bad — and could've been awful. And that was a massive relapse," explained Jana of the 2018 incident. "It wasn't physical out of the marriage, but it was something where the action was, basically… We're just basically happy that someone didn't show up. … I showed up at the hotel instead, if you really want to know." (In the past, Mike reportedly cheated on his wife with a paid escort.) Mike went on to say that he doesn't feel "an overwhelming amount of shame" about his issues anymore and is now "comfortable with owning the fact that I am a sex addict." As for his decision to seek treatment in the first place, "Jana kind of gave me an ultimatum when everything came out and she discovered everything, and she looked at me and said, 'You need to go somewhere.' Basically, 'You need to figure out what's going on and what this is or I'm gone — period,'" he recalled.
John Cena is moving on from Nikki Bella! On March 28, TMZ reported that the wrestler-actor stepped out for a four-hour dinner date with a mystery brunette in Vancouver, where he's been working on a movie project. The duo reportedly held hands and strolled arm-in-arm during their outing — which Nikki seemingly foreshadowed on the finale of the fourth season of "Total Bellas," which aired on E! on March 24. "No matter what, the next time I see him with someone, it's gonna kill me," she said.
The season finale of "Total Bellas" ended with Nikki Bella meeting up for lunch with her former "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Artem Chigvintsev — to whom she's been linked since January. After the episode aired, Nikki took to Instagram to share a sweet shot of herself pecking her rumored beau on the cheek. In the caption, she promised to address their relationship on the upcoming episode of her new podcast. Finally, on the March 27 episode of "The Bellas Podcast," Nikki said that she and Artem are "dating" and "having fun." But she clarified that she's also still dating other people.
"Entertainment Tonight" reported on March 20 that, according to a source, the recent college admissions scandal in which Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are embroiled "has been very trying" on their marriage of more than 20 years. "They love each other but they've been arguing a lot," said the insider. "Felicity and William have an incredibly strong marriage but this situation has put a tremendous amount of pressure on them. … Their close friends were stunned by the news because they've always a seemed like honest, good people, people who would never lie and cheat to get what they wanted. They almost seemed to pride themselves on their honesty."
The Sun reported on March 20 that Paris Hilton thinks Jack Whitehall is "hot" and invited him to her belated 38th birthday party at her home in Beverly Hills on March 16 after they traded flirtatious comments on Instagram. "Paris thinks he's gorgeous and they've been hanging out as she wanted to get to know him better," said a source. The British comedian hooked up with Kate Beckinsale in late 2018 after his long-term relationship with Gemma Chan came to an end in late 2017.
On the March 25 episode of famed family law attorney Laura Wasser's "Divorce Sucks" podcast, Anna Faris said that her ex-husband, Chris Pratt, called to give her a heads-up before he proposed to his new love, Katherine Schwarzenegger. "He was so sweet, as he always is," she said. "He called me, like, 'So, I'm going to ask Katherine to marry me. I just wanted to give you a heads-up.' And I was like, 'That's awesome!' And I told him that I was an ordained minister." (The actress made the same joke about offering to officiate their nuptials back in January.) "Grudge-holding is not something that Chris and I do," Anna continued. "So, we wanted to make sure, of course, that [our son] Jack was happy, but that we were happy and supportive of each other and that we could have this fantasy idea of, Do we all spend Christmas together? Do we all vacation together? How do we make sure that everybody that we love feels safe, and that we also respect the love we have for each other? … Under all of these uncoupling circumstances, I think that we are so good and respectful towards each other, and I think there is so much kindness and love, and I know we want to get to that ultimate goal, and I know it sounds lame and optimistic, but that's what I want." She concluded by saying that she's not sure marriage is in the cards for her again: "I believe in love and monogamy, and I believe in the commitment of a relationship," she said. "But I do struggle with the idea of our legal system … on a feminist level."
During an interview with iNews that hit the Internet on March 22, Diane Kruger revealed that she was in "such a dark place" following her 2016 split from Joshua Jackson after a decade of coupledom. The breakup coincided with "two really close family deaths," she said. "I was separating from my partner of 10 years. There was just a lot of darkness and personal loss. … There is something about grief and loss that lets you see how uncompassionate we are as a society, including myself. You watch TV and you become so numb to somebody else's misery."
On the March 26 episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Denise Richards explained why she invited her notoriously trouble-prone ex-husband Charlie Sheen (and a plus-one of his choosing) to her September wedding: "Even if he did bring a prostitute as his date, I wouldn't care. It's just … it is what it is," she said. "No matter what's gone down with Charlie and I, I invite Charlie to anything having to do with the kids and I," added the mother of three, who shares two daughters with the actor.
On the March 22 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Offset opened up about his public attempts to win back wife Cardi B after they separated in late 2018 following a cheating scandal. "I love my wife, so it's serious — not a game," he said. "I stepped to it as a man and said, 'I'm wrong. … You don't have to take me back, but I just want you to know I love you and I care.' I'm putting it all on the table." Over the years, the duo haven't exactly kept their relationship out of the spotlight, after all. "I asked her to marry me in Philadelphia at the radio show in front of 60,000 people," Offset recalled. "When I did that, they were like, 'Oh, well, why you do that?' It's just my affection — showing I'm not hiding anything. I'm not hiding my affection for you. That's all. It's just me being vulnerable."
Channing Tatum took to Instagram on March 27 to publicly gush over his girlfriend, Jessie J, on her 31st birthday. "Wishing you the happiest day filled with all the love and all the light. You came into this world on this day and lit it on fire. You have blessed our eyes, our ears, our hearts and our lives. So thank you for just being you. You are so very special. Happy birthday Baby," he captioned a photo of the singer.
During the March 23 performance of her "Countess and Friends" show at The Music Box theater at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Luann de Lesseps shared her advice on how to handle divorce: "I've done it twice, girlfriend. I have a little experience," she said. "Take the high road. Don't get down and dirty. And believe me, you'll get out quicker and things will be easier. You get a lot with honey. You know what I mean? Don't be mean and nasty. Always take the high road if you can." She went on to say of her ex-husband, Tom D'Agostino, whom she divorced in late 2017 after less than a year of marriage, "To be perfectly honest, I have not seen Tom in 18 months — a long time. But I try to avoid the Upper East Side [in New York City, where he lives] at all costs."
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that hit the Internet on March 27, Chris Evans opened up about bachelorhood: "I'm the one who fears being enveloped. I was always a really autonomous guy my whole life. Camping by myself is one of my favorite things. I really like to be with someone who also has their own thing to do as well, you know? If I'm with someone who just kind of adopts my life, that can feel a bit suffocating," he said. The actor-director has been linked to several famous faces over the years — most recently to Jenny Slate.