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-July 2019, starting with one of our favorite new couples… Former "Dancing With the Stars" partners Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev posed together on the orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards in Santa Monica, California, on July 11 — their first official appearance as a couple since they took their relationship to the next level in late 2018. A few days later, on the July 17 episode of "The Bellas Podcast," Nikki finally called Artem her boyfriend. "Artem and I, we're boyfriend and girlfriend. Why do I feel like I'm in high school right now? Like, I'm smiling ear to ear," she said after breaking the news. She added of their path to becoming official, "I just felt like, OK, I'm falling for this guy really fast … but I just keep trying to push Artem away because I wasn't ready for anything. … [He's] this amazing guy and he just makes me laugh and it's just easy to be around him and he makes me feel stress-free. I felt myself falling for him a lot. But then I felt like I was acting out in ways. … I was avoiding it." Now keep reading for more celeb love life updates…
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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams took to Instagram on July 17 to announce that they're engaged after less than two years of coupledom. "That can't eat, can't sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff," the "Modern Family" star captioned a slideshow of photos showing the moment her beau popped the question at the beach on a private island in Fiji. The former Bachelor Nation personality, meanwhile, shared a drone-shot video depicting the proposal. He later dished on how the actress wasn't totally in the dark about what was going down: "Listen, Sarah's a smart girl. She knew what was happening," he said on the July 17 episode of his "Your Favorite Things" podcast.
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During an interview with iHeartMedia that aired on July 12, Ed Sheeran confirmed longstanding rumors that he and Cherry Seaborn secretly tied the knot. The English singer-songwriter hinted at his marital status in the lyrics to "Remember the Name" — a track with Eminem and 50 Cent off Ed's new album, "No.6 Collaborations Project" — on which he sings, "Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted / My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick." During the iHeartMedia interview, he explained that he actually wrote the song before he and Cherry wed. (They reportedly made it official at their home in Suffolk, England, in December 2018.) "I knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out," he said. "[I thought] someone's gonna hear that and be like, 'Oh, they're married!' I didn't know how that would be construed. But obviously it's already come out." Later in the interview, he explained how his missus inspired "Best Part of Me," his collaboration with Yebba. "I constantly wake up every day with Cherry, and I'm just like, 'Why the f— are you with me? You could literally be with whoever you want, and you chose me. I'm saying all of the things that I think are wrong with me, and you still wanna be with me.' And I just find that amazing," he said.
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Kendall Jenner took to Twitter on July 14 to deny that she's dating Los Angeles Lakers power forward Kyle Kuzma. After a fan tweeted a meme depicting the "starting five of NBA players Kendall Jenner dated" along with pictures of Kyle, D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin, the model replied, "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks." Considering her romances with Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin have been well-documented, it seems clear that whatever is going on between her and her new rumored beau, she doesn't consider it "dating."
Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford tied the knot in Santa Barbara on July 17. "In a shocking, totally unearned plot twist, Commander Lawrence married Mrs. McKenzie today in Santa Barbara. The shark may have been jumped, but the couple is thrilled," the actor captioned a photo of himself and his new missus holding a bouquet while posing with their two dogs. (Commander Lawrence and Mrs. McKenzie are the duo's "The Handmaid's Tale" alter egos.) The former "Transparent" actress also made a "Handmaid's" joke while sharing the same photo on Instagram: "Of Bradley. #eloped," she wrote.
On July 12, The Band Perry released their latest single, "The Good Life." Lead singer Kimberly Perry — who filed to divorce J.P. Arencibia in early 2018 after nearly four years of marriage — took to Instagram to promote the song while explaining that it's about "the infidelity I experienced" and was written "during a toxic and incredibly difficult time in my life." Though she never explicitly said that the song is about her ex-husband, the retired MLB player quickly took social media to deny that he'd ever been unfaithful. "It's sad that … a person would try to revive a dying career with click bait. Well, here's just a little taste of reality to a woman and family that are not in touch with it," he captioned a since-deleted slideshow of screenshots of text messages with friends and women with whom he allegedly cheated. (The conversations show J.P.'s pals reacting with shock to the news that he'd been accused of cheating.) He then added, "Truly wish the best to their career and her life but trying to use a subject to garner traction is disappointing. Good luck in your free fall. PS Yes after she left me I dated other women." He also released a statement to People magazine: "While matters of our relationship and what led to the demise of our marriage should remain between us, I will say there was no infidelity. It's a shame that all of this is now being made up to promote an album; I have moved on and hopefully one day she can as well," he said. Kimberly, however, made it clear during an interview with People that, based on the timeline, she is talking about J.P. in the song: "Most of the past year has been spent looking inside myself and growing from a moment that just felt so devastating and bewildering," she said, adding that the track is "just about getting out of a relationship that had really begun to affect me emotionally and psychologically" and that "even though it references infidelity, it's almost not even as much about the crime — if you will — as what you learn from it and what comes out on the other side of that."
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have graduated from public hand-holding to public spit-swapping. In a video tweeted by Pop Crave, the pair can be seen kissing at Dottie's True Blue Café in San Francisco on July 12. The very next day, a TMZ photographer caught them smooching at yet another San Francisco café.
On July 16, MailOnline revealed that Michael Sheen has a new girlfriend: 25-year-old Swedish actress Anna Lundberg. Based on the blonde beauty's private Instagram account, she and the Welsh actor have been an item since at least May — that's when she reportedly started posting photos of their globe-spanning romance. A day after the MailOnline report hit the Internet, Michael tweeted that he and his much younger love are expecting a child together: "Very happy to let everyone know that my partner Anna and I are expecting a little angel of our own. (Just to be clear – we're having a baby!)" he tweeted along with the emojis for the Swedish and Welsh flags.
Chuck Wicks married Jason Aldean's sister Kasi Williams at the Cabo Azul Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 12. "Kasi and I both felt as if we were in a dream," the country crooner told People magazine of his nuptials. "Every moment was absolutely breathtaking and the best part is we were able to share that with our closest family and friends! This moment will be cherished for the rest of our lives."
People magazine reported on July 15 that, according to a source, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "discussing marriage." The insider added that the couple are also "trying" to add a second child to their brood, which includes daughter Stormi Webster.
On July 12 — a day after TMZ revealed that Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz secretly tied the knot back in February — the Tokio Hotel rocker's twin brother and bandmate, Bill Kaulitz, took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos from Tom's Las Vegas bachelor party. (It's unclear when exactly the event took place.) Bill also implied that Tom and Heidi are planning a "big wedding" at a future date. He captioned the slideshow, "I threw my Brother a three day vegas bachelor party with all his best friends. Jets, Helicopters, Dune Buggies, Bachelor Suites, Night Clubs, Paint Ball, Day Pools, Gambling, Top Golf, Limos, No sleep, Too much fun.. how did we fit all that in??? Glad we made it back in one piece 🤪 Big wedding next! Can't wait for it – Love You."
During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that hit the Internet on July 15, model Calee Lutes confirmed previous rumors that Peter Weber, who's currently competing for Hannah Brown's heart on "The Bachelorette," suddenly ended their long-distance relationship of five months in December so that he could appear on the show. Before that, she says, they were "crazy about each other" and "very serious" — though she's since "had multiple people reach out to me and tell me that he was seeing other women while we were exclusive." According to the blonde beauty, in addition to discussing renting an apartment together in Los Angeles, she and the pilot were talking kids and other long-term plans. They also went to Switzerland together in November — a month after he said "I love you" for the first time — and were planning a trip to Costa Rica for March. Then right before Christmas — after she booked a ticket to Los Angeles to spend New Year's Eve with him — he abruptly called things off. She didn't know that he'd even auditioned for "The Bachelorette" until ABC announced this season's cast — even though they'd kept in touch and were planning to see each other again up until March. "He never said a word about the show even though he knows I watch it," she said, adding that things didn't work out between them "simply because he chose to go on 'The Bachelorette' instead." She went on to say that Peter has "acted very similar" with Hannah as he did with her — which she now believes to be "all an act." She added that it would be "a huge mistake" if he's named the next Bachelor because "he's not ready to settle down."
Not-so-friendly exes! In other Peter Weber and Hannah Brown-related news… After "The Bachelorette" aired on July 15, one of the beauty queen's former suitors, Luke Parker, took to Twitter to blast her over her reaction to the episode, which showed her sending him packing after he reacted unfavorably to the news that she'd been intimate with Peter. "My heart hurts for both us," he tweeted after accusing Hannah of "laughing" at her sin. She fired back by accusing him of judging her. When that didn't end the debate, she tweeted that she's "not going to [be] lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli meat in a guys lap." Luke ended things by saying, "If you want to talk about it, you know how to get ahold of me." He also took to Instagram to defend himself, "It hurt my heart that @alabamahannah felt I was shaming her," he captioned a photo of them together on a helicopter. "In our conversation my heart was never to judge or condemn Hannah. I was simply making a decision for myself on what I expected in our relationship, our conversations and our beliefs led me to believe we were on the same page about sex. For me it was never about getting a rose, it was always about finding a wife who would choose me everyday just as I would choose her everyday." TMZ, meanwhile, reported on July 16 that the reason Luke is so upset is that ABC never aired a conversation between him and Hannah in which she said during Bible study that she wasn't open to getting intimate in the Fantasy Suites. "We're told her comment was on Luke's mind when she blurted out she indeed had sex, and that's why he reacted the way he did on camera," the webloid reported, adding that the Bible study convo "would have put his comments on Monday night's show in context."
Bella Thorne and her boyfriend, Italian pop singer Benjamin Mascolo of Benji & Fede, posed together in their first joint photo shoot: a feature for Vanity Fair Italia that hit the Internet on July 16. In the accompanying interview, the duo revealed that they first connected through Instagram three years ago but didn't meet in person until Coachella in April 2019. (Bella's relationship with her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mod Sun, came to an end after they got into a fight at the Southern California music festival.) During the interview, the couple also opened up about the obstacles they face in their relationship, including long distance and mutual fame: "If you don't try with all your strength to avoid those obstacles, it's better for me to end it there," said the actress (in a loose translation from Italian to English) of navigating the difficult parts of their relationship. But it's not all bad: Benjamin said that Bella — who at first thought her beau is too handsome for her — is the first girl who's met his parents, who adore her, and the first girl to whom he's said "I love you."
Us Weekly reported on July 15 that, according to a source, La La Anthony's son with Carmelo Anthony, Kiyan, is "a part of the reason their union has lasted so long." But in the wake of the basketball star's latest infidelity scandal, the "Power" actress is now "weighing her legal options." Although she refrained from pulling the plug on their marriage the last time he allegedly got caught cheating, she and Melo "have been living separately for a while." Said the source, "They haven't been living together since the first 'incident' almost two years ago." The insider added that La La has "always been ready to dial her lawyer's number, but she was trying to protect Kiyan." Now, however, she's "over the embarrassment and tired of looking like a fool." Continued the source of the most recent scandal, "This one was a doozy and La La needs to find the strength to sign the [divorce] papers and move to save herself and her son. … It's never going to get better if it hasn't by now."
DailyMailTV reported on July 11 that, according to a source, Pamela Anderson has "moved on" and is "happier than ever now that she's free" of her ex-boyfriend, Adil Rami, and his family's "toxic and selfish behavior." Said the source of the soccer star, "It will be easy to forget him, because she never knew him. He's just an empty body with a head full of lies. Adil lied to everyone — a liar is a liar." The insider went on to say that Adil's ex-girlfriend Sidonie Biemont — who recently revealed to Pamela that she was romantically involved with Adil throughout his relationship with the former "Baywatch" star — is now "backtracking her truth" because she's not willing to "give up her posh lifestyle" provided by Adil. The source went on to say that Pam is the only one who's willing to stand up to Adil because she "doesn't need his money." Continued the insider, "With Adil, Pamela was seduced into a sinister sex addict's game. To him, Pamela was a trophy, a conquest to show off." According to the pal, the model-actress is already looking to find love again: "She has many suitors that are happy she's free. For example, [Russian-British media mogul] Evgeny Lebedev has been offering her a romantic retreat, but I know she's being quiet." She's also lost 10 pounds since the split: "I guess a broken heart is an easy way to lose weight. But her heart will heal," said the source, adding that Pam has been leaning on her ex-husband, Rick Salomon, in the wake of the breakup. "Their friendship is really the best part of their relationship. Rick was brutally honest, always truthful to Pamela. He loves her and always will. He just never wanted to tame her," said the source.
During an interview with Page Six that hit the Internet on July 11, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro said that "things are going good — really good — right now" between him and off-and-on love Jen Harley. "We're actually doing better," he said. "I feel like it took for me to change myself for things to get better. I felt like I was just doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result — and that's inanity. I had to just take a step back and, you know, gain [some] control of myself." In late June, the extremely volatile pair made it clear that they're giving their relationship another go.
On the July 16 episode of his "Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast, Dean Unglert — who competed for Rachel Lindsay's heart on Season 13 of "The Bachelorette" — refused to confirm or deny that he and Caelynn Miller-Keyes — who competed for Colton Underwood's heart on Season 23 of "The Bachelor" earlier this year — are now a couple following their time together on Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise," which debuts in August. "I'm not saying whether I am in a relationship now or I'm not, but I went on the show with zero intention to leave the show in a relationship. … Almost actually fighting it, to leave in a relationship," he said. On July 16, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Dean and Caelynn are "together" but "taking it slow."
In other reconciliation news, Laura Harrier and Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson are giving it another go. The duo were seen holding hands during a trip to Nobu in Malibu on July 14. In late April, the basketball star was seen stepping out for dinner with Eiza Gonzalez, spurring rumors that he and Laura had called it quits. The "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actress further fueled those rumors by replying with three applause emojis to an Instagram video about how "there will be no second chances" if someone betrays you.
During an interview with DailyMailTV that hit the Internet on July 11, Phaedra Parks opened up about the new man in her life — and though she stopped short of naming names, the Mail identified her mystery man as former "The Haves and the Have Nots" actor and Claudia Jordan ex Medina Islam. (They dated back in 2016.) The former "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, who split from Tone Kapone earlier this year, met her beau on Raya, an exclusive dating app for the rich and famous. "I didn't date for four years and so I put my foot into the man pond I guess about nine months to a year ago. I dated a guy and that didn't quite work out and so I found another guy that's more suitable for me and I'm quite excited and happy about him," she said. "He's very smart, very intelligent. He's kind, we are both socially active. He's really sober and smart. He's a great father. So I'm excited about it." The reality star added that she and Medina "have been in the same circles for some years." They connected when he heard she was on Raya and joined so that he could meet her, she said. "He is definitely the type of guy I want to take home to my mother," continued the reality star, who added that she hasn't introduced Medina to her two sons yet. "He's the type of guy you could really be proud of. He is healthy, he's an exercise guru and his body is to die for. He doesn't drink, he doesn't do drugs." She went on to say that she hasn't introduced her boyfriend to her parents yet either because they're Methodist pastors and he's Muslim. "But he's adorable and my mother loves him from the show he was on for years," she said. "And so she was thinking he was adorable as well. So it's sort of all worked out perfectly."
At another point in her DailyMailTV interview, Phaedra Parks revealed how she and her ex-husband, Apollo Nida, first met back in 1995: He saw her driving on an Atlanta highway and flagged her down. "He saw me, flagged me down, we met and he followed me home and walked up to my doorstep and said, 'Hey, I want you to be my girlfriend,'" she recalled, adding that her ex "was extremely nice, always very generous, just a really good guy." She went on to say that their relationship changed completely after she found out about his illegal activity: "I was done. From the moment I discovered that he had done all this stuff, I was finished with that relationship," she said, adding that it never "became clear" whether or not he cheated on her.
Getting serious! Wilmer Valderrama and his rumored girlfriend of a few months, model Amanda Pacheco, made their official public debut at the Vitamin A presentation during Miami Swim Week at the at the Nu Wave Swim Botanical Garden in Miami on July 12.
TMZ reported on July 16 that a judge signed off on Tamar Braxton's April 2019 request to have her marital status changed to single as she and former love Vincent Herbert continue ironing out the details of their divorce. (They have yet to finalize the division of their assets.) The singer filed for divorce in late 2017. She's since moved on with David Adefeso.
On the July 10 episode of the "Reality Bytes" podcast, Lance Bass alleged that "Vanderpump Rules" stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz, who tied the knot in a ceremony officiated by boss Lisa Vanderpump in August 2016, aren't legally married. "They did not send in their materials right, so they are not married," he said, adding that their failure to make their marriage official "might be a little story line" on the next season of the couple's Bravo reality show. On July 16, Lance publicly apologized to the couple — while also doubling down on his previous claims — during an appearance on "Good Morning America." Said the singer, "I didn't know it was a secret. … I apologize. I'm sorry. You'll just have to watch. You'll have to see the show to see what really happens."
Lily Collins has sparked rumors that she's dating Emilia Clarke's former love Charlie McDowell: The duo were spotted packing on the PDA during an outing in Los Angeles on July 14. In photos published by MailOnline on July 16, the actress and the director can be seen walking with their arms wrapped around each other while grabbing coffee and catching a movie. Charlie and the "Game of Thrones" star reportedly called it quits in February.
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy and actor Matthew Wilkas "are taking time apart," a rep for the duo told People magazine as part of a July 10 report. "They love and support each other and remain close friends," added the rep. The 27-year-old Olympian and the 41-year-old "Gayby" star first connected in late 2017.
Nicole Curtis took to Instagram on July 14 to reveal that there's a new man in her life. "New Jersey and my man with the beard," the "Rehab Addict" star captioned a photo of herself smooching her beau while sitting in his lap. She also posted three mirror selfies of herself and her mystery man getting ready for their night out on the town. In an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on July 17, the HGTV star identified her beau as White Heart Foundation Executive Director Ryan Sawtelle. She went on to say that they've been together for more than a year since connecting on Instagram. "My heart is happy and having him near me brings a calm I've never known," she said. "I've been on my own so long that I never take a second of this for granted. … He's handsome, he makes me proud, he makes me laugh and we sing every song that comes on together: him in perfect pitch knowing every word, me, not even close!"
MailOnline reported on July 15 that, according to a source, Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall and her boyfriend of three years, The Struts bassist Jed Elliott, recently "decided to end the relationship" due to their "hectic work schedules." Said the insider, "There is honestly no big drama, it has just sadly run its course. They spent so much time apart as Jed is on tour constantly in the USA with his band The Struts. And obviously Jade is super busy with Little Mix promo — and about to start a massive 'LM5' Tour. … The split is amicable and they remain mates."
Gigi Gorgeous married Nats Getty on the beach at the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort in Montecito, California, on July 12. The YouTube star donned three different custom Michael Costello looks throughout her wedding day, while the model-designer sported a white suit from her own Strike Oil label. According to People magazine, wedding guests included Teri Hatcher, singer Bonnie McKee, who performed during the reception, and YouTubers Kandee Johnson, Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, Trisha Paytas and Erika Sato.
E! News reported on July 17 that Bachelor Nation's Robby Hayes and "Siesta Key" star Juliette Porter called it quits in late June after a few months of coupledom. "They lived different lifestyles and are both always traveling and in different places," said one source of the split, adding that the breakup will briefly play out on the new season of "Siesta Key." Added the insider, "Geographically, the relationship didn't make sense. They decided to split because it just wasn't fun anymore." But according to a second E! source, "An outside reason ended the relationship and it didn't just fizzle out."
Aubrey O'Day opened up about former loves Pauly D and Donald Trump Jr. while promoting the third season of the MTV dating show "Ex on the Beach" on Instagram on July 16. "After my last relationship with Pauly, it took so long for me to heal from the pain, anger, torture, & toxicity that I found love in with him," she captioned a risqué photo of herself. "I'm so happy for you guys to watch the journey of an 'older gal' find her younger self and maybe [a new man] too." She then added, "Oh and yes, Don was my soulmate, and I was his. I said it, I mean it. He knows it still. love you all, and thank you for always supporting my colorful journey!" The singer allegedly had an affair with the president's son in 2011, while he was still married to Vanessa Trump, whom he's since divorced. According to a July 12 People magazine report, Aubrey will openly discuss her relationship with Don Jr. for the first time on "Ex on the Beach."
During a July 13 VidCon panel, Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau announced their wedding date: July 28. According to People magazine, the "Bizaardvark" actor dropped the bombshell while reading a poem to his fiancée of less than a month: "Welcome to the Paul family. We welcome you with love. From the moment I met you, we fit like a glove," he read. The poem then addressed some of their detractors: the Daily Mail, which reported that Tana's engagement ring cost just $125, Jake's brother Logan Paul and Tana's ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne. "She's the ying to my yang Dear Daily Mail stop hating on the ring. From Calabasas to Vegas to getting blacked out, it's about all of our moments and not just the clout," he continued. "Logan and Bella can hate, the world can question our fate, but on July 28 you can all save the date." In a press release emailed to multiple media outlets, the couple added that they plan to tie the knot in a ceremony filmed by MTV cameras at the Graffiti Mansion in Las Vegas. Reps for the publicity-seeking pair — who will host a reception at Sugar Factory American Brasserie with a "star-studded red carpet" following their nuptials — also invited media outlets to attend the wedding and reception.
Us Weekly reported on July 17 that, according to a source, Scott Disick is "really happy" that girlfriend Sofia Richie and Kylie Jenner — the younger sister of his former longtime partner, Kourtney Kardashian — "have become so close again because it means that Sofia has been further accepted in the family." The insider adds that the bond between the 21-year-old makeup mogul and the 20-year-old model, who recently traveled together to Costa Rica, has made Scott and Sofia's relationship "stronger."
In his acceptance speech during the 2019 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 10, Dwyane Wade took a moment to give a special shout-out to wife Gabrielle Union expressing his desire to renew their wedding vows on their 10th anniversary: "I cannot wait till five years from now till I get a chance to marry you again. It's gonna be a little lower budget than the first one, but it's all good," he said. The duo tied the knot in August 2014.
On the July 17 edition of "Good Morning America," Joe Manganiello admitted that he was hesitant to work with his wife, Sofia Vergara, on the upcoming indie film "Bottom of the 9th," which he also produced. "My wife and I wound up together but didn't want to work together because we like each other," he said. "We're protective of our private life, and so when you work together in this industry, you open your marriage up to certain public scrutiny that we really didn't want to go through. So there was a big debate about that, but she was having trouble finding a script or a movie that she really wanted to do. When I read the script originally, I actually thought of her for it. … She really loved it, and so we said, 'OK, we'll figure it out.'" Ultimately, they did just that: "It was a pleasure. It was the best," said the actor, adding that he "would love to" work with his missus again sometime.
During an interview for the cover of the August 2019 issue of Elle, which hit the Internet on July 11, Miley Cyrus described her marriage to Liam Hemsworth as "unique," "complex" and "modern." Said the singer-actress, "I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. … I don't think we're in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I'm at home … cooking dinner? I'm in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still [very] good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don't fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don't even like that word." She went on to explain how her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, provided a good example of what marriage should be: "They were always partners. That's why I like that word. 'Husband and wife' sounds like a cigarette commercial from the '50s to me," she said.
On the July 11 "The Real Housewives of New York City" reunion special, Bethenny Frankel opened up about her late former love Dennis Shields, who died in September 2018, describing him as "very missable" and "always on my mind." When co-star Luann de Lesseps chimed in to say that Dennis "absolutely adored" Bethenny, the Skinnygirl mogul responded, "I know. I miss that." She went on to say that she's "doing well" following Dennis's August 2018 death. "It comes in waves, there are delayed reactions. I really have moved away from it," she said of the mourning process. "I loved him deeply, and I don't know if I would have been able to be in the place that I'm in now if he were still here." Bethenny then explained that she and Dennis were broken up at the time of his death: "We had broken up many times. He was always in my life," she said. "Truthfully, when you're older, you don't know if you're going to get your big fairytale. … Because I had this security presence in Dennis, where if it was Thanksgiving and I was going to be alone, I could always be with him. I wasn't giving myself what I deserved in a relationship." She then detailed some of the obstacles they faced as a couple: "Dennis could not be present. We would be together and so strong and very in love, and then he would disappear," she said. "I was always alone. It was worse because I would say to him, 'I'd rather be alone than in a relationship feeling alone.'" The reality star also said that she never considered herself and Dennis to be "really engaged," even though he proposed and she accepted a ring from him. As for her current love, Paul Bernon, don't expect to see him on the show: "He is a very private, conservative, reserved person. … He is calm and balanced, and this is not for him," she said.
Denise Richards also opened up about the men in her life on a recent reunion special, explaining that ex-husband Charlie Sheen and her new husband, Aaron Phypers, are friendly. "They actually do get along, and when we got married, Aaron called Charlie to let him know that we were getting married — just out of respect that he was gonna be a stepdad to our girls. And, yeah, they get along," she said on the July 16 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion. Denise and Charlie have two daughters, Sam and Lola. In 2011, the actress adopted a third daughter, Eloise, whom Aaron is now trying to adopt.
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on July 12, Jenni "JWoww" Farley said that her new boyfriend, Zack Clayton Carpinello, has met all of her "Jersey Shore" castmates except BFF Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, with whom he's chatted on FaceTime. ("I already approve," chimed in Snooki, who was pregnant with her third child and unable to travel when everyone else met Zack in Las Vegas.) JWoww went on to say that she felt a "huge" amount of pressure introducing him to her pals: "My family is like, 'We'll just go with it.' This [family], I'm like, 'No, you don't understand. They will judge,'" she said. One introduction she didn't need to worry about? "I never thought I was actually going to introduce anyone to the children ever, but he is kind of a family friend, so he already knew my kids," said the mother of two. She then joked of their age difference (she's 33 and he's 24), "I get to pick up him at the daycare at the same time."
Carrie Underwood's husband, Mike Fisher, took to Instagram on July 10 to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. "9 years feels like 9 minutes!!!! Grateful to be on this journey with you @carrieunderwood !! Time sure does fly #datenight #happyanniversary," he captioned a sweet selfie.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey took to Instagram on July 15 to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary: "13 years together, 8 years married, 3 [awesome] kids and ONE Crazy Beautiful Love! Damn, I'm glad we found each other!!! And I'm still 'So Into You' 🎶 I Love YOU & I Love US! Happy Anniversary, Baby. Here's to Our Forever," the model-actress captioned a video of highlights from their time together. The singer, meanwhile, posted a shot of himself dipping his wife while dancing at their wedding reception, which he captioned, "Wow, 8 years!! Babe, it hasn't always been easy and it hasn't always been smooth……but it's ALWAYS been 'US.' I wouldn't trade these 8 years, building our forever, for anything in the world. There is truly no one else I could do this with! You are everything to me, please always remember that. I am far from perfect but please believe that my goals and dreams for us and our family are perfect. I won't stop trying until I get there. It started with two crazy kids, throwing caution and common sense to the wind, and now we have 3 beautiful angels to show for it. Their perfect faces represent all that is good in us and the love that we started this whole thing with. Happy 8th Anniversary to the love of my life. I love you baby! Here's to year #9 and beyond!"
In a video for Purple 's "Pillow Talk" series, Tan France and husband Rob France dished on how they met 11 years ago on a website that was "like Facebook for the gay community." The duo first connected in person while the fashion expert was visiting Utah, where Rob was living at the time, and their first date went so well that instead of just getting lunch, they extended their time together by going to see "Bride Wars" and getting coffee. "I knew immediately that I wanted to have him around forever," said Rob. "I honestly think that if he had asked me to marry him on the first date, I probably would've said yes. … I loved him from the very first date." They got married a year and a half later at a town hall in England, where it was legal at the time. Years later, they tied the knot for a second time in New York City. "Our relationship is beautiful and just gets better and better," said Tan, adding that his husband, whom he called his "rock," keeps him "completely normal, completely grounded, completely sane." Gushed the "Queer Eye" star, "He honestly is the person that makes everything else easier. He is the constant. He is the easiest thing in my life because he makes me so happy."
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on July 15, Ariel Winter opened up about how her boyfriend of nearly three years, Levi Meaden, supports her: "He's a wonderful person. He's always there for me … all the time," she said. "He's always trying to make me feel good about myself, but also just to be there for me as a person, you know? Just as me, as Ariel — and that's hard to find, is people who just take you for you. The good, the bad, the ugly — everything. … For me, that is great to have the support [from someone] on everything in life, not just specific things. … Just for someone to be there for you through all things, not just you know, pick and choose."