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 January 2021, starting with this power couple… On Jan. 28, Megan Fox sparked rumors that she and Machine Gun Kelly secretly got engaged when she stepped out wearing some eye-catching bling — what appeared to be an engagement ring — in New York City. (See it here.) After speculation exploded online, Megan appeared to deny it, taking to her Instagram Stories on Jan. 29 to post a photo of her left hand wearing a ring with the words "F*** you" written on it and a side-eye emoji. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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According to TMZ, Tim Robbins filed to divorce marketing executive Gratiela Brancusi — who's reportedly 29 years his junior — in Los Angeles on Jan. 27. It was the first indication the under-the-radar duo, who were first linked in early 2018, had tied the knot. It's the first marriage for the 62-year-old Oscar winner, who was famously in a relationship with Susan Sarandon for more than 20 years.
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On Jan. 27, DailyMailTV broke the news that Pamela Anderson secretly married her bodyguard boyfriend of less than a year, Dan Hayhurst, in a traditional outdoor ceremony officiated by a local pastor at her home on Canada's Vancouver Island on Christmas Eve. "I'm exactly where I need to be — in the arms of a man who truly loves me," she said, adding that her first year with her new husband "has felt like seven — like dog years." The "Baywatch" beauty described her relationship with Dan as a "natural fit." Gushed the model-actress, "I am in love. We were married Christmas Eve with both our families' blessing, everyone we know is happy for us. I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together. I feel like I've come full circle." When asked how they plan to honeymoon, she replied, "Every day is our honeymoon." According to a source close to the couple, "Pamela fell in love with the boy next door. This is who she would have ended up with if she never left Vancouver Island. It proves she's the same little girl that might have lived there all along. It's like everything else was just a dream. Pamela and Dan are doing wonderful things together. … [They] have huge hearts. And their small town of Ladysmith has fallen head over heels for this homegrown love story. Dan married the girl of his dreams and is so proud of Pamela's accomplishments. He supports her every move." Pamela — who was previously married to Tommy Lee, Kid Rock and Rick Solomon — made headlines in early 2020 when she suddenly "married" longtime pal Jon Peters and then claimed their marriage was never legally binding.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes sparked engagement rumors when they stepped out for a hike in the Los Angeles area on Jan. 27 with the actress wearing some noticeable bling on her ring finger during the otherwise casually dressed outing. (See a photo here.)
On Jan. 24, multiple media outlets reported that longtime pals and neighbors Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker recently took their relationship to the next level. "They've been dating for about a month or two. They've been friends for a long time but it's turned romantic. … Travis has liked her for a while," said a People magazine source. Echoed an Us Weekly source, "Kourtney and Travis are officially a couple. They have been close friends for years and have been dating for a couple months. Travis is very smitten with Kourtney and has been for a while." Chimed in an "Entertainment Tonight" insider, "Kourtney and Travis have had a platonic relationship for years and they've been friends and family friends for a very long time, but recently something sparked and their relationship has turned romantic. They live on the same block and things are super easy between them because they know each other so well and just click and get one another. Her kids and his kids get along so well too, which is a major plus for both of them." The duo, who've been seen together countless times over the years, sparked romance rumors when they took to Instagram on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to share photos of the pool at Kris Jenner's home in Palm Springs, California, indicating they were vacationing together. Their behavior on social media had also become increasingly flirty in recent weeks, with the blink-182 drummer frequently dropping complimentary comments on the reality star's Instagram posts.
On Jan. 22, Page Six published a statement from the woman at the center of rumors Dale Moss cheated on Clare Crawley — a New York City real estate agent — insisting that she and the male model "are, and have been, platonic friends for a few years." Said the woman through a representative, "They have never been romantically involved in any way. She was excited for his engagement and only wishes him all the best. … They have never been involved dating — or romantically — in any way whatsoever. Any claims they have dated or were romantically involved are blatant lies." A few days later, Dale took to Instagram to address the criticism he's faced since announcing his breakup from Clare earlier this month — specifically that he doesn't "seem as hurt or burdened by" the split, which he called "the farthest thing" from the truth. "This time has sucked," he said. "And thank God I have the friends and the family that I have because they've literally had to carry me through the last two-plus weeks. Building a relationship in general is tough — especially when you're doing it in the public eye. … The fact of the matter is there's no one person to blame in this situation. Like every relationship, we've had our ups and downs and have gone through our things … but this didn't come out of nowhere. I love Clare and respect Clare enough to let her know how I feel. … I wanted nothing more than to make this relationship work, and I put my heart and soul into it each and every day. And I wanted nothing more than to build a healthy relationship."
It's time for this week's Kimye divorce update! On Jan. 27, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Kim Kardashian West "began talks" with her divorce lawyer about legally ending her marriage to Kanye West in July 2020. She's reportedly been in touch with "her financial advisors to figure out an exit plan that would be best for her whole family." Said the insider, "Kim has had all of [their] financials and properties ready to be split, it's a very fair deal for everyone. Kim has all of her assets and financials ready for when she decides to file officially. Friends thought she was going to file in September, but she's holding out. That does not mean that everything behind the scenes is already done." Two days earlier, "Entertainment Tonight" reported that although Kim and Kanye haven't "seen each other much lately," they "still communicate regularly" and "are on great terms as parents."
Halsey revealed there's a new man in her life — screenwriter-producer Alev Aydin — when she announced on Instagram on Jan. 27 that they're expecting a baby together. "Heart so full, I love you, sweetness," he commented on the slideshow of photos she shared showing off her burgeoning baby bump. Replied the "Without Me" chart-topper, "I love you!!!!! And I love this mini human already!" According to a People magazine source, Halsey and Alex "have been dating for several months." Said the insider, "Halsey has been low-key about their relationship. They were spending a lot of time at her house in the fall though, and it was obvious that she was happy."
According to multiple media outlets, Elliot Page filed to divorce his wife of three years, dancer-choreographer Emma Portner, in New York City on Jan. 26. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends," the former couple said in a joint statement.
On Jan. 25, "The Vampire Diaries" actress Alice Evans claimed on Twitter that her "beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years," Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, "has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week." Wrote the mother of two of her "sad news" in a since-deleted tweet, "Me and our young daughters are very confused and sad. We haven't been given a reason except that he 'no longer loves me.' I'm so sorry." After the tweet mysteriously vanished, she accused her husband of 13 years of deleting it: "Hi there. I didn't delete the tweet from a few hours ago about him leaving. He did. From my account. And hell yes when I am being gaslit and mentally tortured then hell yes I will wash my linen in public," she wrote in a second since-deleted tweet. She later wrote that she's experienced "six months of harassment: yes/no/maybe" — purportedly related to Ioan's indecisiveness over whether or not to leave the relationship — and added that she "cannot live anymore like this." In a fourth tweet, she wrote, "I have lost my mind." The estranged couple then released a joint statement reading, "As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children." Later, Ioan's father, Peter, told MailOnline that the family has been "aware" of the issues between the "Fantastic Four" actor and his wife. Other Daily Mail sources hypothesized "that there's probably another person involved." (They did not provide evidence to prove that suspicion.) One insider said he or she was "not at all surprised" by the drama between Ioan and Alice because he's a known flirt. On Jan. 28, The Sun reported that Ioan's mother, Margaret, insisted that cheating did not play a role in the breakup. A source told the British tabloid, "Ioan has just told his wife he's decided it isn't working and he wants to move on, but obviously, for her, there are a lot of questions over why. Within the [entertainment] industry, there are a lot of raised eyebrows about whether things might be to do with his time working away in Australia. Obviously his career has taken him all over the world recently, which has put strain on the family for a while now — but the timing of this has set a lot of tongues wagging."
On Jan. 22, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler sparked reconciliation rumors when they shared matching posts on Instagram: the same selfie showing them hanging out together, which they each captioned, "The world is full of users. 10 years. Can't break that." While many fans assumed the post was an announcement that the former couple had reconciled, others speculated it was a sign of solidarity aimed at a certain reality star: "Southern Charm" personality Madison LeCroy, who recently split from off-and-on love Austen Kroll for the umpteenth time. Earlier in the month, there were reports that Madison had a "new, flirty thing" with the former professional football player. When asked for comment on their relationship, she played coy, which further fueled rumors they were, in fact, a couple … which purportedly angered Kristin and Jay. On Jan. 24 — amid rumors she lied about her relationship with Jay for clout — Madison took to her Instagram Story to share a selfie with the father of three smiling while rocking matching camouflage ensembles. "Too bad it didn't work out," she wrote. She also shared screenshots of texts in which she and Jay discuss their relationship and make plans to visit each other: "You initiated and pursued [me]. If you weren't interested in something real, you shouldn't have slept with me," Madison wrote to Jay in an undated text. As for Kristin and Jay, both E! News and People magazine reported on Jan. 22 that they're simply amicably co-parenting their three children. "They are friends and they are single. They will always have each other's back," a source told both outlets, prompting People to report that Kristin and her boyfriend of a few months, Jeff Dye, had called it quits — even though they said "I love you" to each other during a Jan. 8 Instagram Live. The comedian also reportedly gushed about the "The Hills" alum during a Jan. 21 comedy set, raising questions about when they might have split.
But that's not the end of the Madison-Austen drama… On part one of the "Southern Charm" season 7 reunion, which filmed in late 2020 and aired on Jan. 28, Austen Kroll's BFF Craig Conover accused Madison LeCroy of "flying around the country sleeping with married men — ex-MLB players" while she and Austen were still dating last year. Craig went on to call her a "home-wrecker" and "trash." Madison admitted she'd communicated with the former professional athlete — whom host Andy Cohen described as a "very famous married ex-MLB player" — after he slid into her DMs but insisted that she's "never physically seen him [or] touched him." She even offered to take a polygraph test to prove she wasn't lying.
On Jan. 23, Hannah Brown was snapped holding hands with model and lifestyle coach Adam Woolard during an outing in Los Angeles, confirming recent rumors they're a couple. (See a photo here.) Earlier this month, the pair were seen dining together in Nashville.
In other new Bachelor Nation couple news… On Jan. 22, People magazine identified Nick Viall's new girlfriend: The 40-year-old former star of "The Bachelor" is dating model and surgical technologist Natalie Joy, who's 17 years his junior. They were first linked in 2019 and have reportedly been "official" since sometime in 2020. "She's great for him," said a source. Natalie confirmed their relationship on Jan. 27, sharing a video on her Instagram Story of Nick playing a virtual reality video game.
On Jan. 23, The Root released an exclusive statement from Marc Daly announcing that "after recently attending mediation," he and off-and-on love Kenya Moore "have agreed to end our marriage." Wrote the restauranteur, "I will always have great care for her and look forward to amicably continuing to co-parent our daughter Brooklyn with an abundance of love and wisdom." The duo first split in the summer of 2019 but then spent the next year and a half working on their relationship. Kenya has yet to address their latest breakup.
Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon were caught on camera holding hands in Boston on Jan. 26, further fueling recent rumors they've rekindled their romance after calling it quits late last year. (See photos here.)
In other possible reconciliation news… Tyrese Gibson made headlines when he expressed his intentions to win back his estranged wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, in the comments section of a Jan. 24 post Tammy Franklin shared in honor of her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband, Grammy-winning gospel musician Kirk Franklin. After the "Fast & Furious" franchise star wished Kirk and Tammy a happy anniversary, he addressed his missus directly: "Dear Samantha, this was supposed to be us. Remember the Franklins [were] our marriage GOALS!!!!!!!!!!!! Smiling smiling… I'm gonna get her back, watch me!" he wrote. Tyrese announced in December that he and his wife of four years were calling it quits.
It's official! A New York City judge signed off on Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy's divorce settlement on Jan. 25.
In other divorce news… Multiple media outlets reported on Jan. 21 that Adele and her estranged husband, Simon Konecki, officially filed their divorce settlement in Los Angeles on Jan. 15… nearly two years after they first announced they were ending their marriage. A judge has yet to sign off on the paperwork to finalize the divorce.
On the Jan. 26 episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off the Vine" podcast, Nikki Bella said that she and her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, are currently in couples counseling — which she attributed to the "Dancing With the Stars" pro's tendency to get into "really serious mode" when he's upset. "When he gets really stressed, he doesn't realize his tone," she said. "We're actually in therapy for this." Back when they were partners on season 25 of "DWTS" in 2017, Artem and Nikki occasionally clashed over his tone, she revealed: "It would make me feel really off. And it would just be his tone," she said. "It was hard." Back in November, the former wrestler said she planned to pursue therapy with her beau.
On Jan. 21, Jane Krakowski released a statement to Page Six insisting that she's "never met" controversial My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and "is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise." According to the New York Post's gossip column, romance rumors surrounding the seemingly mismatched pair first surfaced in November. At the time, a source close to the actress said, "I don't know where this silly rumor came from, but it was circulating a while back and went away and now [it's back] again. I don't get it!" DailyMail.com reported that, according to their sources, Jane and Mike had a secret nine-month relationship after he wooed her for a year with expensive gifts. "It surprised many of Jane's friends because she's such an icon in the gay community, but here she is dating one of Trump's biggest business backers," said a source who described the relationship as an "open secret" in New York City. A second source said the duo met in a studio while filming a show eight years ago and developed a friendship, then "started a relationship about a year ago." According to the second insider, the "30 Rock" alum thought Mike was "a good man" and "seemed happy." A third source said she was "impressed that Mike had turned his life around" following a lengthy battle with addiction issues and "would always say how fantastic he was and that he was a role model that her son Bennett could look up to." A fourth source said the relationship came to an end over the summer when Jane dumped Mike after she "started a flirtation with a new guy that she spent loads of time with in the Hamptons." Claimed yet another insider, "Jane didn't really talk about why they broke up, but she said she didn't like the way he treated women sometimes — particularly his ex-wife." Jane, however, told DailyMail.com that she's "never met the man," while Mike said he's "never even heard of Jane Krakowski."
On Jan. 22 — a few days after Christina Ricci obtained a restraining order against her estranged husband, James Heerdegen — DailyMail.com reported that he made several wild accusations about her behavior during their marriage while seeking a restraining order against her. After accusing the actress of dangerous hard-partying and abuse, he claimed that Christina told him in August 2015 while shooting an Amazon show in Savannah, Georgia — presumably "Z: The Beginning of Everything" — "that she had slept with a producer on her show." The following day, he alleges, she "claimed to have no memory of what she had said." Claims James, "When I inquired about her statement that she had slept with a producer on the show, she stated to me that she most likely said that in order to 'hurt me.'" A judge ultimately denied James's request for a restraining order against Christina, who filed for divorce in July 2020.
On Jan. 25, The Sun published photos of recent "The Bachelor" contestant Sarah Trott canoodling with her rumored boyfriend, DJ Bijou, during an August 2020 vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — seemingly confirming recent rumors that she had a secret boyfriend while pursuing a relationship with Matt James. The British tabloid reported that, according to a source, the aspiring social media influencer and the musician have been an item since early July 2020. "She was in a relationship with [him] while she was auditioning to go on the show and up until they started filming, and they are still together now," said the insider. Sarah reportedly left to shoot "The Bachelor" in early October and returned home a few weeks later. Since then, she's reportedly "spent a lot of time" with her beau — he's even been on hand during some intimate family gatherings. "They get along so well and were inseparable some of the days after she got home from the show," said a second source, noting that Sarah "doesn't know how they will come out publicly" without taking extreme heat from Bachelor Nation fans. "She's already received a lot of backlash from fans, [and] she didn't want more by people figuring out this has been going on for so long," said the second insider. The following day, Sarah released a statement to multiple media outlets insisting that she "unequivocally did not have a boyfriend before, during or after her appearance on 'The Bachelor.'" Her rep claimed that she went to Cabo last summer "with a group of friends" — including DJ Bijou — "and while there may have been some intimate moments between them, it did not lead to a relationship." Insisted the rep, "Sarah went on the trip to Cabo single and came back single, still on her journey to find love, which is why she agreed to go on 'The Bachelor' a month or so later." The rep also denied rumors Sarah left "The Bachelor" due to her "purported relationship" with the musician. The rep attributed the rumors to "a disgruntled former friend" of the DJ's who "has a drug problem and is selling information [to the media] to support that habit" and is "not someone close" to either Sarah or Bijou.
Mario revealed on Instagram on Jan. 25 that he's dating Kris Stephens. While celebrating the singer-songwriter's 34th birthday, the Grammy-nominated R&B crooner shared a mirror selfie showing himself pecking the birthday girl on the cheek. "Love u!" he scrawled across the bottom. Kris, meanwhile, took to her Instagram Story to show off some of the elaborate birthday presents from her beau.
Us Weekly reported on Jan. 27 that "Summer House" star Lindsay Hubbard recently split from her boyfriend of about a year and a half, Stephen Traversie. A trailer for the fifth season of the Bravo show, which debuted on Jan. 28, showed the publicist arguing with her beau and then hooking up with housemate Luke Gulbranson.
During an interview with "Extra" that debuted online on Jan. 26, Ben Higgins said that he and his fiancé, Jessica Clarke, "are going to get married in 2021 no matter what." The former star of "The Bachelor" said "wedding plans are going great" but if they're unable to have a big wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, they're "still going to get married" in November. "We don't have an exact date, but it will be in November of this year," he said, adding that they recently bought a house. "We are going to move in together once we are married," he said. "We bought the house to be our home together — granted we are together a lot right now. We want to keep it special and something to look forward to." (Ben previously revealed that he and his bride-to-be made the decision to abstain from sex and live apart until they exchange vows.) Meanwhile, he told People magazine that the delays have been "really hard" for Jessica. "The hard part is just having in the back of your head, like, 'We could plan on this thing, and it could maybe not happen. It could be changed completely.' That's tough," he said. "I think that's the part that is the most stressful, just not knowing. … [Our] plans have changed pretty drastically over the last year. This wasn't a part of our plan, to wait for a year and a half [to get married]." Continued the reality star, "It's been a year push back now. I'm making this commitment that I've been ready to make with her for a long time and it just keeps getting pushed back."
On the Jan. 25 episode of SiriusXM's "The Jess Cagle Show," Wendy Williams said she doesn't have any regrets about her relationship with her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, who had a baby with one of his mistresses, Sharina Hudson, in early 2019. "I don't regret the day of meeting him. I don't regret putting up with him for all 25 years [we were together] — and that has nothing to do with him having this baby or him having this side girl for almost 15 years of our marriage. I've known about her almost since the beginning. I've known that Kevin is a serial cheat," she said, adding that she was once "deeply in love with Kevin." She went on to say that she "plotted to divorce" him for years: "Kevin became an a**, for lack of a better word. The more successful I got and he got and we believed in each other, the more of a jerk he became," she explained. "He used his good credit to purchase property that he chose to wine and dine his extramarital affairs. This girl wasn't the only one. She just happens to be the one who kept his baby." Wendy then claimed that the day Sharina gave birth to her daughter with Kevin, he was with her "begging forgiveness" and telling her "to take a moment" before walking away from their marriage. "[He said] we were meant to be together," she revealed. As for "plotting" their divorce, Wendy told "Entertainment Tonight" she hired private investigators to follow Kevin and Sharina on vacation. "[I'm] talking to my divorce lawyer and my team of people and getting my ducks in a row, and he's out acting a fool," she said. Later, she described to "ET" what she's looking for in a man now that she's single: "My next boyfriend, hopefully husband he'll turn into, I don't want him to be in this business," she said. "He's got to appreciate my humor and have a sense of humor for the business that I'm in, and not try to stop me. But he's also got to be very, very comfortable in the man that he is. And he's got to be 45 years or older." She also revealed that she "wasn't dating" the last man to whom she was linked, Marc Tomblin, in mid-2019.
During an interview with E! News that debuted online on Jan. 25, Armie Hammer's ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze — who recently alleged that their relationship turned abusive — opened up about how she first connected with the actor after he followed her on Instagram in 2019: She didn't respond to him at first because she didn't know who he was — and then she "saw that he was still married" and had yet to separate from Elizabeth Chambers. After she moved to Los Angeles in September 2020 — and the "Social Network" star and his estranged wife publicly announced they'd called it quits — she finally connected with him. Their relationship "moved extremely fast" from there, she said, noting that they "were in what he would call a polyamorous open relationship." Explained the model, "We both spoke about how we were not sleeping with other people and we were just seeing each other. He made it clear that he didn't want anyone else in my apartment, in my bed and that he wasn't sleeping with anyone else either." (Beauty app founder Courtney Vucekovich has claimed she and Armie were involved from June to October 2020.) Paige dumped Armie in December after he became "controlling," she said. The blonde beauty told Page Six, meanwhile, that she was really into the "Call Me By Your Name" star at first: "I wanted him to like me and feel like I was down for what he wanted," she said, later noting that "there were red flags throughout the relationship."
The new paperback version of Colton Underwood's 2020 memoir, "The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV," debuted on Jan. 26. In a new chapter, the former star of "The Bachelor" details the "excruciating" pain he experienced during his mid-2020 split from Cassie Randolph, writing that his battle with COVID-19 subjected their relationship to "extraordinary stress and strain" and that the blonde beauty "felt there was pressure on her to commit" to getting engaged. "I tried to give her space. She didn't feel like I saw all the different sides of her. … Sometimes she would say outright, 'I feel like you don't understand me,'" he writes. Months after Cassie ended the relationship, Colton was still reticent to announce they'd broken up: "She wanted to talk about how to move forward and remain friends, while I held on to hope that we could get back together after some time passed. Finally, Cass called and said she wanted us to make a public statement about our breakup. Our Instagram accounts were filled with speculation about our status, and she wanted to put it to rest. … I didn't want to put out a statement. Period," he writes. "I didn't want to break up. I didn't want to accept that Cass wanted to break up with me. I didn't want it to be over. I didn't want any of this to be real." He later reveals that they spent the night together once after calling it quits. "I believe both of us have remained in love with each other and always will be," he writes. "I know Cass famously said on television that she loved me but wasn't in love with me, and in retrospect that is so Cassie: true, conflicted, confused, not wanting to hurt, trying to avoid being hurt, and in the end following her heart. She followed her heart to me. I have no doubt she was in love with me just as I was in love with her." He does not address the restraining order Cassie sought or the shocking allegations about his post-breakup behavior that she made in the summer of 2020. Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, "It's exhausting for her to deal with [Colton's] 'version' of things, so she's chosen to not make any remarks or give into it anymore." The insider also noted that "the last thing she's looking for right now is to jump into a new relationship."
Colton Underwood wasn't the only former Bachelor Nation lead who reflected on a breakup this week… During an interview with Insider that debuted online on Jan. 20, Becca Kufrin shed some light on how things went wrong in her relationship with Garrett Yrigoyen in 2020: "I've just really reined in what's simply acceptable to me and what's not," she said. "When the pandemic hit and George Floyd was murdered … we started really having different types of conversations that we weren't necessarily having before. … I was like, 'What's important to me? What's important to him? Are we going to be able to make a lasting relationship for a lifetime off of our differences? How are we going to raise kids? What kinds of conversations do we want to be having with those children? Can I still stay in this relationship and live with myself and feel that it's the right decision for me and my future children?'" Ultimately, they realized their differences were just too great when it comes to many important political issues. Garrett courted controversy long before it was revealed he and Becca had gotten engaged on season 14 of "The Bachelorette" in 2018 when fans noticed he'd liked several offensive posts on Instagram. Becca said of that time, "I was in this very weird limbo phase where I was happily engaged, I was on this high 'cause I was in love and the show had worked for me, but I couldn't be vocal about it because I couldn't give away who I picked. … The pressure that I felt — and I think any lead can attest to this — is astronomical."
Meanwhile, on the Jan. 27 episode of the "Reality Life with Kate Casey" podcast, Kaitlyn Bristowe said she was "madly in love" with her ex-fiancé, Shawn Booth, and "would have done anything to try to stay with him." Said the former "The Bachelorette" star, "I thought [he] was my person." Shawn, however, felt "pressure to stay together because of what people would think" if they suddenly called it quits. "I think he was kind of like, 'Everyone thinks we are perfect, let's try and make it work.' I was like, 'Everyone thinks we're perfect and I do want to try to make it work,'" Kaitlyn recalled, adding that fans "did not know we were struggling." The recent "Dancing With the Stars" champ has since moved on with Jason Tartick.
TMZ reported on Jan. 26 that in new legal documents, Ron Perlman's ex-wife, Opal Stone, claims she was so devastated when their relationship came to an end, she sought professional help from a therapist and a life coach. She's now seeking spousal support from the "Hellboy" actor to cover the costs: $4,500 a month for their services, plus another $10K to cover her legal fees. She also claims the actor is no longer contributing to the $5,000 per month they previously sent as an allowance to their two adult children. Ron, meanwhile, has moved on with actress Allison Dunbar.
Former "Bachelor in Paradise" couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert took to Instagram on Jan. 24 to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. "Once upon a time, two people fell in love; and then, their love grew, stretched and multiplied. 5 years and a family of 5, can you believe it @tanner.tolbert!? We've created a life of companionship, fulfillment and love through the ups and downs of life, and I wouldn't and couldn't do it with anyone else. We've celebrated each other through the highs and have held on to each other in the lows. Thank you for teaching, inspiring and challenging me to be a better me, even when you drive me crazy. I think marriage is a commitment and a beautiful promise to be someone's best friend forever, and I'm so proud of us and the family we've created. Cheers to choosing each other and to the rest of our life together," the mother of three captioned a slideshow of photos from their wedding day and a selfie with their kids. Her hubby, meanwhile, captioned a sweet shot of them kissing during an anniversary getaway, "Happy 5th anniversary to my best friend! First of all I can't believe it's been 5 years. Second of all I can't believe how lucky I am that you said yes in the first place. You are exactly everything I ever dreamed of as a wife and as a mother to my kids. Thanks for putting up with me all these years. Here's to many more babe. Love you @jadelizroper."