Summer love is in the air! Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the biggest celebrity love stories of June 2017, starting with the cheating rumors that plagued Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez early in the month. The trouble started on June 7 when the National Enquirer reported that a woman named Lauren Hunter claimed she'd had a steamy affair with A-Rod for the past five years and that he'd cheated on J.Lo with her. (She also made various claims about his sexual preferences.) Around the same time, TMZ reported that an unnamed woman had threatened to release private text messages between herself and A-Rod if he didn't pay her off to the tune of $600K. According to TMZ, the baseball star dated the woman back in 2014 — though never seriously — and since then, she'd periodically hit him up for cash. Though he never coughed up the dough, his former fling persisted — and started demanding more once Alex and Jennifer got serious. A TMZ source alleged that the woman "intended to release old texts with Alex from when they were dating, and make it seem like he was still contacting her while dating Jennifer." But the superstar has stood by her man, who's reportedly been honest with her about the situation throughout the ordeal, and now, they're stronger than ever. Keep reading for more of the biggest celeb romance stories of June 2017!
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Charlize Theron is reportedly dating Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry's ex-partner and the father of her daughter, Nahla. The "Atomic Blonde" actress and the male model looked especially chummy in photos from a May 2017 trip to the Santa Monica Pier that DailyMail.com published on June 14. "They are really into each other," a source told OK! magazine of the duo, who reportedly met through their kids' school. "It's still the early days so they want to keep things discreet, but they have a genuine connection and obviously a huge attraction."
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On June 11, Katy Perry majorly overshared about her exes during a chat with James Corden as part of her 72-hour YouTube livestream. The talk-show host asked the pop star to rank her former lovers' performances in bed "working on the notion that they're all good." Responded the singer, "They're all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them [again]." She then ranked John Mayer first, Orlando Bloom second and Diplo third. But that's not all: Katy also revealed that her song "The One That Got Away" is about former flame Josh Groban. (Diplo, meanwhile, has taken to both Twitter and Instagram to joke about his No. 3 ranking.)
It's the real deal for Taylor Swift and her new boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. After months of quietly dating in the shadows, the pop star and the English actor have finally gone public with their burgeoning romance. On June 1, the duo, who were first linked in mid-May 2017, were spotted boarding a private jet in London. Two days later, they were seen sipping what appeared to be coffee on a balcony in Nashville, where they reportedly spent time with Taylor's friends and family, who've all given the "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" star the stamp of approval.
On June 14, In Touch reported that Christina El Moussa had reconnected with a former flame: Doug Spedding, whom she first dated years ago before finding love with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. But according to court documents, Doug — who reunited with the reality TV star at an Anaheim Ducks hockey game in May — is trouble. In Touch revealed that the retired car dealership owner has multiple arrests for domestic violence on his record, as well as a felony drug possession charge. He was also charged with violating protective orders stemming from the domestic violence charges five times between 2010 and 2011. To make matters worse, a woman named Tracy Diaz claimed that she and Doug have been an item for almost four years. "He hasn't officially ended our relationship. He was just with me three days ago!" Tracy told the tabloid, adding that she believes Doug "really likes Christina, but obviously he's not being loyal to her." Christina and Tarek, who dished to E! News about single life on June 1, have yet to finalize their divorce. "I've never really been single before, believe it or not, so it's a whole new life and I'm having a lot of fun," Tarek said. "I'm just a free spirit. I'm happy. I love going on dates. I like meeting girls. I'm just enjoying it."
ET Online revealed on June 21 that 43-year-old Kate Beckinsale has been dating 21-year-old comedian Matt Rife — and the pair are "officially boyfriend and girlfriend." (The duo, who reportedly met through mutual friends, had been caught on camera kissing in West Hollywood the night before.) "Everyone in Kate's circle loves Matt and are so supportive of this relationship," a source told the outlet. "He really is the sweetest guy and makes her so happy! Her entire family thinks he is the nicest and most lovely person." (For anyone out there who hasn't been keeping count, Matt is just three years older than Kate's daughter, Lily Sheen.)
Salma Hayek revealed during a June 9 appearance on "The Daily Show" that Donald Trump once tried to pursue her — while she was with another man. The actress and her unnamed then-boyfriend met the future president at an event when, unsolicited, Donald lent Salma his jacket. "I turn around and my boyfriend — so charming, so nice — he said hello [to Donald]," she told host Trevor Noah. "[Donald] said, 'I'm sorry, your girlfriend, I saw she was cold.' And then he kept talking to my boyfriend. … The whole time, he's talking to my boyfriend. And then he's like, 'If you guys are ever in New York, you can come to Atlantic City, you can stay in my hotel. Give me your number, give me your number.'" After that, Donald turned his attention to Salma: "He's inviting me out, and I'm like, 'What about my boyfriend? Am I crazy? Are you asking me out? You know I have a boyfriend,'" she recalled. The reality TV star allegedly told her, "He's not good enough for you. He's not important, he's not big enough for you. You have to go out with me."
Page Six reported on June 19 that Madonna has called it quits with 26-year-old male model Aboubakar "Brooklin" Soumahor, her live-in love of more than a year, and moved on with 31-year-old male model Kevin Sampaio (pictured), with whom she vacationed in Portugal earlier this year. Though a rep for the superstar called the report "not true," a source told Radar Online that "Madonna did not want to go public with Kevin until now because she was just trying to get to know him better and she wanted to make sure that she could trust him." That source added, "She was impressed by the fact that … he did not go running to the press and that he kept their romance private."
On June 17, a week after she was spotted on a romantic dinner date with "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost (pictured), Scarlett Johansson — who split from second husband Romain Dauriac in January — was photographed holding hands with her lawyer, Kevin Yorn, during an outing on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The actress has ties to the Yorn family: She and one of Kevin's brothers, musician Pete Yorn, collaborated on the 2009 album "Break Up," and their other brother, Rick Yorn, is her manager.
Page Six reported on June 15 that Drew Barrymore has found love with David Hutchinson, the senior vice president of the Maesa Group, which manufactures her Flower Beauty cosmetics line. The duo were recently seen in Palm Spring, California, where they attended a wedding together, and a source told "Entertainment Tonight" that the duo have been seeing each other for nine months.
There's a new man in Mischa Barton's life: Australian model James Abercrombie, the son of a former politician and businessman who's reportedly worth $574 million. Daily Mail Australia reported on June 6 that the duo, who stepped out together during the Cannes Film Festival, had been dating for weeks after meeting at a party in Los Angeles.
On June 14, Us Weekly reported that Teresa Giudice has been secretly dating a New Jersey businessman while her husband, Joe Giudice, serves time behind bars. A source alleged to the magazine that the star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" hasn't visited Joe in prison "for a few months." Kim DePaola, a former friend of Teresa's, seemingly confirmed the report: "They've been pretty cozy … in the last five months," she said, adding that she thinks Teresa "has every right" to look for love outside her marriage. "She should leave Joe," said Kim. But Teresa's lawyer shot down the reports to Us Weekly, saying, "[Teresa] vehemently denies these allegations. They are 1,000 percent false and have been manufactured by attention-seeking lowlifes who have no moral compass. The only man in Teresa's life is Joe Giudice. Period. End of story."
On June 1, Us Weekly revealed that before her history-making turn as "The Bachelorette," Rachel Lindsay dated Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant. They were an item during their college years at the University of Texas at Austin but split when the basketball player went pro at the end of his freshman year and the future reality TV star began her legal studies at Marquette University. "They broke up when she went to law school," a source told Us, adding that it was "a pretty serious relationship."
Good luck keeping up with Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's off-and-on romance! As of June 20, the formerly engaged duo, who most recently split in February, are back on after spending Father's Day together at Disneyland with their daughter, Dream — and following reports that Chyna had moved on with another man. On June 5, paparazzi caught the model leaving a Los Angeles nightclub with hairstylist Kellon Deryck. When photographers asked if they were an item, Chyna said, "We're dating… We've been dating." It wasn't the first time they'd been linked either, but it seems that's all in the past now — for a little while, anyway!
Patton Oswalt has moved on following the sudden death of his wife of more than a decade, Michelle McNamara, in April 2016. The funnyman and actress Meredith Salenger made their red carpet debut at the Los Angeles premiere of "Baby Driver" on June 14. Meredith declared her love for the actor on Instagram on June 11 — though kept his identity under wraps — in the caption of a photo of two entwined hands. "I'm super in love guys. Just FYI," she wrote.
The Sun reported on June 21 that Harry Styles and food blogger Tess Ward, who were first linked in May, have called it quits. "Harry and Tess haven't seen each other for a number of weeks. They're both constantly traveling the world," a source told the British outlet. The singer-actor's promotional obligations for his new album are reportedly to blame for the breakup. According to The Sun, Tess has already moved on from Harry and has reconciled with an ex.
Jessica Chastain is officially off the market. The Oscar nominee and longtime love Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo tied the knot on June 10 at his family's estate near Venice, Italy. The actress donned a strapless white Alexander McQueen wedding gown during the outdoor nuptials, which were attended by Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
Bella Hadid raised questions about the nature of her relationship with male model Jordan Barrett after they were seen together at her New York City pad on June 12. Paparazzi caught the duo snapping selfies on her balcony as well as hanging out by her window in various states of undress — she donned a white tank top and black thong panties while he was shirtless. But Bella has maintained that she and Jordan are just friends: "J is like a brother to me," she tweeted while implying that they'd been conducting a joint interview with Vanity Fair's Derek Blasberg when they were caught on camera.
On June 12, Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott, who were first linked in April, took to Snapchat to show off the matching tattoos of butterflies they'd each gotten inked on their ankles. Fans believe the matching body art is a reference to the rapper's song "Butterfly Effect," which he reportedly wrote about the reality TV star.
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden also got matching tattoos in mid-June. The "Modern Family" star took to Snapchat to show off their corresponding ink: half a heart on the side of each of their hands. They also got tattoos on the insides of their ring fingers: a block of cheese on hers and a jar of peanut butter on his. "Peanut butter and cheese with my love," Ariel captioned a snap of their hands.
E! News revealed in mid-June that for the past few months, Bethenny Frankel has been dating model-businessman Russ Theriot, who runs an event and staffing company and makes some extra cash with his good looks. "It's casual," said a source. "[But they] are very into each other." Page Six added that the duo have been spending time together in the Hamptons.
On June 7, Just Jared revealed that "How to Get Away with Murder" co-stars Liza Weil and Charlie Weber have been secretly seeing each other for more than a year. The duo reportedly grew close after each of their respective marriages (his to a woman named Giselle and hers to actor Paul Adelstein) ended in spring 2016.
Scott Disick made headlines in mid-June when he apparently sent similar bouquets of flowers to ex-partner Kourtney Kardashian and to former fling Bella Thorne on the exact same day. Both ladies took to Snapchat (within a few hours of each other) to show off the arrangement of roses and peonies that she'd received, and on June 15, TMZ confirmed that Bella's were definitely from Scott. Way to make a lady feel special, dude.
Kenya Moore secretly tied the knot in St. Lucia in early June, she confirmed to People magazine on June 15. The star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," who initially tried to keep her new husband's identity under wraps, revealed that she met her man a year ago but that they didn't start seeing each other until December." On June 19, Radar Online revealed that Kenya's husband is Marc Daly, who owns Brooklyn eatery SoCo.