Another week, another batch of romance updates! It has finally happened… Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged! On the morning of Nov. 27, Clarence House announced that the 33-year-old prince and the 36-year-old actress are set to be married. "His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents." The wedding will take place in May 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement that she is "delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness." It is believed that upon their marriage, Harry will be given the title of Duke of Sussex, which would make Meghan a duchess, a la Kate Middleton. Meanwhile, Meghan's making some huge changes: She's already moved into Harry's cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds and will soon be made a British citizen. She's also set to be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England before the nuptials. Now keep reading for more celebrity love life updates this week…
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JAY-Z finally admitted what we have all long suspected — that he was unfaithful to Beyonce! The rap icon sat down with The New York Times (via DailyMail) on Nov. 29 to discuss the status of his and Beyonce's relationship following her smash hit "Lemonade" and his rap apology "4:44." The music legend said, "You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode, what happens? You shut down all emotions. So, even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can't connect. … In my case, like, it's deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity." He revealed that originally, they were planning to release a joint album, but Beyonce was farther along in the process so that led to "Lemonade" dropping first. "We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on," he explained. After all of that, Jay was honest about the reality that divorce was on the table and that he felt he caused the issues. "The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself," he said. Looks like there was more truth to each of their albums than we could've ever imagined.
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More details are coming out about Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky's October breakup. People magazine reported new details on Nov. 29 with a source telling the mag, "They were never destined for marriage. They had fun, shared many beliefs, and enjoyed what they could learn from each other." While it might have all been fun for the year or so they dated, some believe that the age gap — she's 27, the director is 48 — ultimately did them in. "There is a huge age difference, and they are different people. Each has to look practically to the future," added an insider. "Jen has yet to figure out her life and how it will evolve. He has responsibilities in life that she has yet to experience." The insider continued, "Although they are both kind of kooky and unusual, he is quieter while she speaks from the hip and loves to astonish." Another issue was the strain of dating someone with whom you have a professional relationship. Jennifer opened up during an interview for Variety's "Actors on Actors" program about dealing with reviews for their movie "Mother!" this fall, saying, "We'd be on the [press] tour together. I'd come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie. He comes back from the tour, and that's all he wants to talk about and I get it. It's his baby. He wrote it. He conceived it. He directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about 'Mother!' for one second?'"
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The drama continues for Naya Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey. People confirmed on Nov. 26 — less than two months after the couple reconciled after splitting in November 2016 — that the former "Glee" actress was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery after an altercation with Ryan while visiting his family in Kanawha County, West Virginia, over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ryan called 911 and told police that his wife struck him in the head and face and showed cops a video taken during the alleged incident. She was booked and released on a $1,000 bond. The couple got married in July 2014 after her engagement to Big Sean dramatically ended just three months earlier. After filing for divorce in November 2016, they reconciled this fall, reportedly for the sake of their 2-year-old son, Josey. Ryan released a statement on Twitter on Nov. 28. "This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and I. This isn't some reality show, this is our life, and I ask that everyone especially 'the media' please respect our privacy and treat us/the situation how you would want a loved one to be treated. Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgement, and as negative a situation this is, with positivity and love. Thanks. -RD." We hope this family figures out what is best for everyone involved.
Emma Watson is a single Beauty once again. Us Weekly reported on Nov. 24 that the "Beauty and the Beast" star and her boyfriend, tech guru William "Mack" Knight, have ended their relationship. A source told the publication that the couple broke up earlier this year, though her rep has declined to comment. They were first spotted together in October 2015 while attending a performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway. Emma is notoriously secretive about her personal life, as she told Vanity Fair earlier this year that she has stopped taking photos with fans in order to prevent the media from having "tracking data" on her. She told the magazine, "I want to be consistent: I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can't have it both ways." Sad news for Emma!
Does Angelina Jolie regret ending her marriage to Brad Pitt? According to a Nov. 29 report in Life & Style, the reason the divorce, which Angie initiated in September 2016, has been at a standstill is because she wants to give things another go. It's being reported that Brad has told friends that there are "a million reasons" why he would not get back with Angelina, including how her camp portrayed him as an alcoholic with anger issues. A source told In Touch that "In hopes of getting Angie to sign off on the divorce, Brad started throwing huge financial settlement offers at her lawyer," but that Angelina rejected them all. Brad is said to be focusing on their six kids with a source telling Life & Style, "[He's] determined to spend as much time as possible with his children. He's specifically working on movie projects based in California so he can be near them." Brad seems eager to hammer out a custody agreement and conclude the divorce because he "knows he can't count on scheduled days with the kids, because Angie has changed the plans abruptly at the last minute multiple times," another insider told Life & Style.
Former "Twilight" hunk Kellan Lutz is officially a married man. The muscly star took to Instagram on Thanksgiving Day to share an adorable photo of himself and his new wife, Brittany Gonzales. In the photo, the couple are holding passports emblazoned with the words "Mr." and "Mrs." and both are wearing wedding bands. To further confirm the news, Kellan wrote, "I am extremely thankful and grateful to go on all of life's adventures with my best friend and dream wife!!!" News emerged in September that they were engaged. Congrats!
Dr. Andrew DeLuca is off the market! Italian-Canadian "Grey's Anatomy" star Giacomo Gianniotti proposed to his girlfriend, makeup artist Nichole Gustafson, on Nov. 25, according to E! News. The actor shared an adorable Instagram post of the couple sharing a smooch captioned, "She said yes…I am truly one lucky guy, and I wouldn't rather be walking down this crazy road of life with anyone else. I love you. Thank you." Congrats!
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are continuing to get more serious. The actor and the "Saturday Night Live" producer are reportedly living together in New York City now. Us Weekly reported on Nov. 29 that Lindsay and Ben "recently" scooped up an apartment on the Upper West Side and that Ben will be living there whenever he's in town. That's not to say that he's moving to New York — Los Angeles is his permanent home city since his kids live there with his ex, Jennifer Garner. "He's trying to live a normal life and is focused on putting his family first," a source told Us. This all comes after the couple was spotted house-hunting in Los Angeles in October. A friend said Ben is working on bettering himself for the sake of his kids: "He will do what it takes to be the best dad. Friends and family have never seen Ben so proactive and serious about wanting to get better." Good for Ben!
Looks like Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are still going strong! According to their Instagrams, they've been in Paris with pal Seth Green and his wife, Clare Grant. The duo, who enjoyed a night of wild rides at Knott's Scary Farm before Halloween (pictured), have been spotted enjoying the City of Light while taking romantic strolls together. Brenda showed her love for the "Home Alone" star by captioning a photo of Paris, "I never want to leave…" and tagging her beau. We love to see Macaulay in love!
Is Janet Jackson going back to her old boo, Jermaine Dupri? Rumors have been swirling for a while now, and a source told E! News on Nov. 21 that the duo are "getting close again." If you remember, Janet and Jermaine dated for seven years but ended their relationship in 2009. The source said the former lovers are "consistently in contact" while she continues her world tour. A second insider, however, insists the pop star and the producer are not an exclusive couple, telling E!, "Janet is single. She is good friends with Jermaine. They share a very close and beautiful bond. He's been there for her and she loves that about him. Anything can happen in the future but right now she has a lot on her plate." Janet split with her husband, Wissam Al Mana, in early 2017 after five years of marriage not long after they welcomed a son in January. Only time (and a well-placed source!) will tell if Janet and Jermaine are giving it another go!
Nancy O'Dell and her estranged husband, Keith Zubchevich, have officially filed for divorce. This news comes a year after their separation. Us Weekly confirmed on Nov. 22 that Keith filed legal documents to make the split official and cited irreconcilable differences. Nancy had initially cited the same thing when the couple separated in September 2016. They've reportedly already settled some of the key issues in their case: They'll have joint legal custody of their 10-year-old daughter, neither will pay spousal support, and their property has already been divided up. A source told the mag that this divorce is "amicable and their focus is on their kids." The duo got married in 2005. Happy to hear they are handling it so well.
Ashley Olsen might have a new man in her life… and he appears to be much closer in age to her than her most recent ex! The former child actress and fashion designer was spotted out in Los Angeles on Nov. 25 with a mystery man, sparking headlines speculating about their dating status. Ashley was in a relationship with New York financier Richard Sachs — who's 28 years her senior — for five months, but they ended things in March.
Seems like things between The Weeknd and Selena Gomez are not as copasetic as they initially seemed. A month after the two pop stars broke up and reconnected with their exes, The Weeknd has officially unfollowed and deleted all traces of Selena from his Instagram page as of Nov. 29. Selena, on the other hand, has yet to delete the photographic traces of their relationship from her social media page, but that might change once she realizes that she's been erased. This might all have to do with the fact that The Weekend has been out with ex Bella Hadid since news of his and Selena's breakup was made public.