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 2018, starting with one messy split … Page Six reported on July 14 that Matt Lauer and his estranged wife, Annette Roque, are in the final stages of their multimillion-dollar divorce, which a source described as "imminent." Said the insider, "Matt is really just laying low at the moment. He plays golf and sees his friends. … His focus has been on the kids, and he knows there's nothing he can do apart from wait." The disgraced former "Today" show newsman and the former model share three children. According to a report from Us Weekly, "He's going to be forking out around $50 million in a settlement," an insider revealed. "She will receive the horse farm, their current residence and a one-time payment of $25 million. There will be no child or spousal support and they will split the costs for the kids. Matt is furious he is essentially handing over half of his net worth to Annette. But he wants it over with." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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On July 12, People magazine shot down rumors that Selena Gomez is dating Caleb Stevens, the younger brother of the singer-actress's best friend, Raquelle. "They're absolutely only friends," said a source. "They're not dating." The duo sparked romance rumors after they were photographed separately leaving the same cabin in upstate New York on July 11. The next day, Caleb joined Selena on the set of her upcoming horror-comedy "The Dead Don't Die."
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Multiple media outlets reported on July 15 that Demi Lovato and G-Eazy are dating after a photo surfaced purportedly depicting the duo holding hands outside Warwick nightclub in Los Angeles. In the photo, a woman resembling the singer-actress can be seen holding hands with a man who looks like the rapper, though neither of their faces are visible in the shot. (In another photo from a different angle, the woman's face is visible, and though she definitely looks like Demi, there's no hard evidence that the man is G-Eazy.) According to Metro, the duo arrived at the club at 1 a.m. and left together at 2:30 a.m. But TMZ reported on July 16 that according to their sources, "The two were not together." On July 18, G-Eazy told "Entertainment Tonight" on the ESPY Awards red carpet that Demi is "just a friend."
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Meanwhile… Halsey dished on her relationship with G-Eazy during an interview for the cover of the August 2018 issue of Marie Claire, which hit the Internet on July 13 — 10 days after she announced on Instagram that they were "taking some time apart" after almost a year of dating. "He's out of his f—— mind. I love everything about him," she said during the interview, which took place before she and the rapper called it quits. She also opened up about how they first hit it off two and a half years ago: "We both knew right away. We just didn't act on it. I had just gotten out of a breakup; he just got out of a breakup. We were both, like, at the peak of our careers. … I just didn't have time," she said. Added Halsey of when she and G-Eazy finally got together, "I haven't found someone who matches every version of me until him. Like, he's my left sneaker. For every version of him, there's a version of me to match." The 23 year old, who said she's freezing her eggs due to her endometriosis, also implied that she and her ex had discussed having kids together: "Nothing like having a new partner and being like, 'By the way, I need to know if you want to have kids right now, because if you don't, I need to go date someone else.' I have a very limited window of time. You know what I mean? Nothing like that to scare away a 27-year-old guy," Halsey told Marie Claire. A day after her interview with the magazine debuted, during a concert at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the singer opened up about single life: "I learned recently it's okay to be alone. Being alone is enough," she told her fans. "The second lesson I learned is don't sleep with your ex." (It's unclear whether or not she was talking about G-Eazy.) Later in the evening, Halsey performed at Premier Nightclub, another venue at the casino. A source told Wonderwall.com that before singing her hit "Bad at Love," the recently single star "called out to all the single people in the crowd and said someone has to go home with someone — but she's not."
Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, made headlines on July 16 when he left an eyebrow-raising comment on a photo of the reality TV star rocking a revealing bikini that she posted on Instagram. The male model commented, "thats what you need to show to get likes?" (He's since deleted the comment.) Many of Kourtney's followers accused Younes of slut shaming his girlfriend and of being jealous. As for the mother of three, her beau's public outburst reportedly left her furious. "Kourtney doesn't appreciate Younes posting his feelings in a public forum and being impulsive," a source told E! News. "She's frustrated that he continues to get upset about it. She isn't going to stop doing what she's doing and feels like he needs to understand and deal with it." Continued the insider, "Younes gets jealous and can be possessive of Kourtney. When she posts half naked pictures, he gets very upset. He wants her for himself and doesn't want to share her with the world." Though the duo recently vacationed together in Europe, "it was sad when they had to say goodbye and she returned to the States," said the E! source, adding that Younes has been "missing her like crazy and got emotional." Concluded the insider, "Kourtney has explained it's part of her job and it's not going to change. But it still makes him uncomfortable and upset. He overreacted and put up a comment without thinking it through. Then he realized what he did made it even worse. He was just not thinking in the moment and got emotional. … [He] wants to be able to deal with this side of Kourtney's life and knows he needs to accept it if they are going to be together." According to TMZ, Kourtney's social media behavior has been a problem for Younes in the past: When the duo briefly split in March, it was because "there was some tension over Instagram."
A new report from OK! Australia claims that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called off wedding plans because they can't agree on when to start a family. "He wants kids and doesn't want to keep putting it off but it's not quite the timeline Miley had in mind… he is left heartbroken," a source told OK! Australia, according to a story published by Daily Mail Australia on July 19. "Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it… They haven't been getting along in recent months." Liam, the source claims, has been eager to marry following his and Miley's late-2015 reconciliation. But Miley doesn't "really want to get married. It's something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam," the OK! Australia source added. "[His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot." Speculation about a rift began building after Miley deleted all the photos on her Instagram page in mid-July. As fans spiraled over a possible split, however, a few fan accounts posted footage of Miley and Liam together at the Nashville airport on July 18. The following day, Liam took to his Instagram Story to share a video of himself pranking Miley while grooving to some music during a car ride. (As they shimmy, he suddenly screams at nothing, causing her to jump in her seat. "Number one!" he says into the camera as she looks annoyed.)
During an interview with KIIS FM's Celeb HQ on July 16, Lisa Stanley, a longtime friend of Kris Jenner's, opened up about Khloe Kardashian's relationship Tristan Thompson. "One thousand percent they are working through couples therapy. She's working hard, he's working hard," she said. "You can't just earn trust back in two months." Added Lisa of the new mom, "She doesn't want to look a fool. She was a fool once with Lamar [Odom], and she didn't want to do it again." The new mom has stood by her man in the wake of his April cheating scandal.
Caitlyn Jenner's constant companion and rumored girlfriend, 22-year-old Sophia Hutchins, cryptically addressed their relationship — stopping just short of confirming they are, in fact, in a committed romantic relationship — while fielding questions from followers on her Instagram Story on July 11. When asked if she's in a relationship, Sophia responded "Oh yes!" along with the heart-eyes emoji — though she never said with whom. "It's a new experience but it's definitely worth it," she said when asked how criticism of her relationship with Caitlyn affects her. Another follower asked outright, "R u and Caitlyn dating? Also do you have any pets?" Sophia replied, "Sorry busy doing my makeup … of course! We have our little Bertha." (It's unclear, however, if she meant "of course" they're dating or "of course" she has a dog.) When another follower asked if Sophia and Caitlyn are "getting married," the blonde replied with two bride emojis — perhaps to represent herself and her girlfriend. And when yet another follower asked if they're engaged, Sophia responded, "I'll show you the ring when I am."
Several media outlets realized this week that back in late June, one of Ewan McGregor's daughters took to Instagram to bash the "Star Wars" star's girlfriend, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. After a fan account dedicated to the "Fargo" actress posted a photo of her on the red carpet with "#beautiful" in the caption, Clara McGregor commented, "Most beautiful and talented woman on earth??? … oh man y'all are delusional. This girl is a piece of trash." Ewan reportedly dumped Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years and the mother of his four daughters, in May 2017 so that he could be with Mary. The duo fell for each other on the set of "Fargo."
Drake and K'yanna Barber partied together at Delilah in West Hollywood on July 15. (A female friend posted and then deleted a video of the duo hanging out on Saturday night at the nightclub.) Many fans of the rapper have speculated that the Oakland resident is KiKi and KB from his hit song "In My Feelings." (The duo reportedly dated briefly in 2016 and 2017 after meeting backstage at one of his shows.) K'yanna has done little to quiet the speculation, tweeting "KB DO U LUV ME?" and "my name Kiki b—-."
In other disgraced-former-anchor news: TMZ reported on July 13 that nearly a year after they separated in September 2017, Billy Bush's wife, Sydney Davis, has finally filed to end their marriage of 20 years, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. She's reportedly asking for joint legal and primary physical custody of their two teen daughters with visitation for her ex. (Their eldest daughter is an adult.) She's also asked for spousal support.
Lena Dunham was caught on camera embracing a mystery man after they were involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles on July 12. Later that day, the "Girls" star had a platonic get-together with ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff. On July 17, Lena and her mystery man were photographed holding hands and kissing during a coffee run in L.A.
During an interview for the cover of the latest issue of Porter Edit, which hit the Internet on July 13, Amanda Seyfried shed some light on the sketchy timeline of her relationship with her now-husband, Thomas Sadoski. The actor was still married to his first wife, casting director Kimberly Hope, when he and the former Mean Girl co-starred in the 2015 off-Broadway play "The Way We Get By." Amanda told Porter Edit that she and Thomas "were both in bad relationships" while working in the production. (She was dating actor Justin Long at the time.) She also insisted that Thomas "never flirted, never disrespected his wife." Said Amanda, "That was another reason why I thought, later on, that I could marry him." After Thomas and his wife called it quits and Amanda split up from Justin, the actress suggested Thomas play her love interest in "The Last Word." That's when they really hit it off. "It was amazing," Amanda told Porter Edit. "It felt healthy and freeing and clean. We can tell the story without any guilt." Meanwhile, during an interview with the Mirror that went live on July 15, the actress dished on how her hubby felt about her reuniting with her ex-boyfriend, Dominic Cooper, on the set of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." "I think he has the same kind of issues that I would have if we were hanging out with his ex-girlfriend from long ago," she said. "I think it's always like, 'I'm so in love with this person, so that person must be so in love with her too.' … I assume everyone's in love with Tommy because I'm in love with him. I assume that everybody sees him the way I do. I'd guess he assumed Dominic is in love with me the way he's in love with me. And it's just not the case. … It's sweet. I'd rather he be jealous than completely fine with it. He's been great. He's very supportive and he loves this movie, and [he and Dominic] got along absolutely fine when we were shooting."
Elle Macpherson was caught on camera kissing disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefield (pictured in 2007) — who infamously falsely linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine with autism and bowel disease in a 1998 report — while grocery shopping in Miami on July 14. According to the Mirror, the duo started dating in 2017 after the supermodel finalized her divorce from her second husband, billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, and the anti-vaxxer split from his wife.
Pete Davidson faced backlash for gifting his fiancée, Ariana Grande, the New York City Fire Department badge necklace that belonged to his late father, Scott Davidson, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. On July 13, the "Saturday Night Live" star shared a photo of his lady wearing the badge on a chain around her neck. After a follower commented that "no girl should ever wear your dads chain," Pete clapped back, "for ur information that's not just some girl. That's my fiance. she's the greatest person I know. I gave it to her because she has my heart and that is the most precious thing I own. my dad would be so happy and love her so much." (A few weeks earlier, Ariana got Scott's badge number tattooed on her foot.) Pete's ex-girlfriend, Cazzie David, also sported a necklace featuring Scott's badge during her relationship with the comedian. When another critic commented on Instagram that it was "so ridiculous" that Pete gave the badge to Ariana after previously giving it to his ex, the comedian responded that Cazzie's necklace was a replica and that he actually had "a bunch" of replicas made for family and friends. "the one that ari has is the one my dad actually died in and the one [he] wore his entire career and the one i've worn for over 17 years," he wrote. "i've actually never taken it off other for snl or work. so it means a lot to me."
Michael B. Jordan was caught on camera kissing and dirty dancing with a mystery woman while partying at a nightclub in Saint-Tropez on July 11. DailyMail.com published photos of the PDA-packed outing and identified the woman as Ashlyn Castro, to whom the actor was first linked in late 2017. (But some media outlets have suggested the woman is actually someone else.) Back in January, the "Black Panther" star said he was dating but "technically single." He and Ashlyn first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted together at the same Kwanza and New Year's Eve parties.
Amber Rose was caught on camera holding hands with NBA player Monte Morris, who's more than a decade younger than her, at Universal Studios in Hollywood on July 15. According to TMZ, the duo are "so serious they've decided they're gonna be in an exclusive, committed relationship" and "recently started telling friends they're no longer dating other people." According to the webloid, the couple met through mutual friends more than a year ago but only started hooking up last month. The Denver Nuggets point guard reportedly waited until he was certain the model was single to tell her how he felt. According to TMZ, they're "spending almost every day together" and "have amazing chemistry."
During an interview with GQ that hit the Internet on July 17, Kylie Jenner opened up about her relationship with Travis Scott, explaining that they started dating after meeting at Coachella in 2017. "Coachella was one of the stops on his tour," said the reality star. "So he said, 'I'm going back on tour — what do we want to do about this?' Because we obviously liked each other. … And I was like, 'I guess I'm going with you.' … I really jumped on the bus. And then we rode off into the sunset. I did the whole tour with him." Continued Kylie, "We had a lot of downtime. It was organic. And we would just go to these random cities. We got to not be who we really were. Like, if we were in L.A., I feel like it would've been way different. Everything happened for a reason. We weren't going out as 'Kylie and Trav.' We would just be in Cleveland, walking the street for hours. We would go on walks, and no one would bother us." She also dished on how her level of fame affects her relationship, saying that some men "can't handle it." As for how Travis deals with the constant media attention, "I don't think he's really cool with it, but he deals with it, because we love each other and we have a family," she said. "For sure, I know he doesn't like the attention. That's why we just go the extra mile to keep our relationship super-private, or like, if he has events or something, I won't come. Because I want him to do his own thing. I want him to be him. I don't want it to be Kylie and Trav. If people don't ever see us together, that's okay with me, because we just do our thing." The makeup mogul then said that she cried the day before her GQ interview because she and her beau "got in a little fight," which she described as "normal." Said Kylie, "So I was just crying because I was just overwhelmed. It wasn't even about anything really specific. I was just overwhelmed. And then we made up an hour later. I just flew to Houston to see him for a few hours. … 'Cause we were fighting, and I was like, I just need to go. I didn't tell anyone where or why. … Just because we're a family now. When we fight, it's usually just because we've been away from each other for too long and we didn't see each other for like two weeks. And we have Stormi now, and I can't travel with her. She's too young. So it's harder to see each other, but I was like, I just need to go and fix this and go back." Travis also chatted with GQ about Kylie, saying that the makeup mogul "likes me for me" and "is different."
Farrah Abraham and "Bachelor in Paradise" alum Michael Turnbull sparked romance rumors when they were photographed looking handsy while hanging out on the rooftop of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel on July 16. The following day, the former "The Bachelorette" contestant took to Instagram to clarify their relationship status: "For everyone asking, Farrah and I are just friends. #notdating," he wrote across a photo of them together on his Instagram Story.
Eli Roth filed to divorce model-actress Lorenza Izzo, whom he wed in 2014, in Los Angeles on July 16. According to TMZ, the "Hostel" director, who's willing to pay spousal support to his ex, listed their date of separation as July 12. "It is with deep love and respect that we are choosing to separate as a couple," Eli wrote on Instagram. "We've had an incredible journey together, we love each other very much, and will remain the best of friends. We are grateful for the six wonderful years together but have decided to go our separate ways to have the most fulfilled, joyous lives we can. We wish to continue working together and are ultimately separating so we don't f—— kill each other." Lorenza has a role in the upcoming family horror flick "The House with a Clock in Its Walls," which Eli directed. He also directed her in the thrillers "Knock Knock" and "The Green Inferno" and on an episode of "Hemlock Grove."
Tim Tebow is dating Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. "She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life," he told ESPN as part of a July 14 report. "I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful."
Faith Evans and music producer Stevie J, who previously dated in late 2016 but split in early 2017, eloped in Las Vegas on July 17. According to TMZ, the duo obtained a marriage license in Nevada's Clark County and then said "I do" in their hotel room. This is Stevie's first marriage and Faith's third. She was previously married to The Notorious B.I.G. and Todd Russaw.
Kendra Wilkinson and estranged husband Hank Baskett, whom she filed to divorce in April, reportedly got into a screaming match during the Glenlivet Celebrity Golf Classic at the Braemar Country Club in Los Angeles on July 16. According to Radar Online, the former Girl Nextdoor was overheard yelling expletives at her ex after a "normal" conversation "turned sour." Said a source, "She was arguing with Hank about how she's trying to let go of his mistakes but he's the one getting stuck and not letting go." Kendra was also reportedly upset about being "the breadwinner" for herself and Hank, whom she accused of "not respecting her."
Drew Barrymore "got off" dating apps, she told "Entertainment Tonight" on July 14. "It was fun to try," she said. "I've been working out there in the public since I was young so that myth of the blind date eluded me and I always wanted to do it so that was like a dating app for me," continued the former child star. "But then it's not blind on my side so it just, I don't know, doesn't work." Added the actress, "None of my friends ever set me up! … I think I have the same old friends for so long, we're all in such a rhythm, we don't even think like that."
During a July 17 interview on "Watch What Happens Live," Liv Tyler clarified that she and Orlando Bloom "never ever ever" dated. "He is one of my oldest friends. Obviously we grew up together and we're in 'The Lord of the Rings' together, but, no, we never dated," she said. The actress admitted that everyone flirted while shooting the trilogy but insisted that she was totally occupied elsewhere: "I was with [Royston Langdon] then, my first husband, and madly in love with him, so I wasn't on the market."
According to a July 10 report in Us Weekly, Taylor Swift has a newfound appreciation for her privacy thanks to boyfriend Joe Alwyn. "Joe has really showed her a different lifestyle and the value of privacy," said a source, adding that the singer is "the happiest she's ever been." According to the insider, the duo have "vowed to keep their relationship to themselves" and have "done everything they can to keep it that way." The English actor will join the singer on the remaining dates of her "Reputation" tour. "He's very supportive of her career … and wants to be there every step of the way," said the Us Weekly source. "Taylor is so much happier without her personal life in the open. … She credits Joe for that and realizes how much better off she is."
During an interview for the July 15 episode of the Fox News Channel series "OBJECTified," Kris Jenner opened up about cheating on her late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian. "I did — which wasn't — nothing I'm proud of," she said of having an affair. "When I look back on it now, probably one of my biggest regrets in my life is that that marriage fell apart." Continued the mother of six, "You do stupid things when you're young and not experienced with relationships. … And that's not an excuse. That's just to say… that['s] just young and dumb." Continued Kris, "I married Robert when I was 22 years old and I had gotten pregnant on my honeymoon. … I had the happiest life you could've dreamt about. But when you're in something, sometimes people think the grass is always greener and that was, like, what I think I went through at some point." The reality star also said that she was blindsided when Robert filed for divorce. "It made it real," she said. "Like, you think you're going to come through this period, I thought, and everything's gonna be OK. And then all of a sudden it wasn't. So, that was really hard for me. … Did I like that choice? No. But it led me to another place where I then had Kendall and Kylie. So I always have to look back and go 'That was, I guess, unfortunately, the way it was supposed to go.'"
Tinashe and Ben Simmons have been seen at the same venue at the same time on several occasions since they parted ways in May — prompting rumors that the singer is stalking the basketball star, who's since moved on with Kendall Jenner. On July 13, Tinashe took to her Instagram Story to shoot down rumors: "Look, I usually never comment on things that are completely untrue and ridiculous, but this narrative has to end.. I'm not a character in some dumb storyline this is MY REAL LIFE," she wrote. "The fact is, I was in love, and I got hurt. I know I'm not the first nor will I be the last person to be in this situation. The details of what has happened since are complicated to say the least, but I've never lied. And of course I'm not a stalker lol."
Us Weekly reported on July 12 that Justin Bieber "needed" to get engaged to Hailey Baldwin. "He has been a kid sensation for as long as he can remember," said a source. "You become muted to that fame. He finally feels somewhat normal and it's a right time for him to settle down with one person."
Sam Asghari bombed big-time while trying to make a good first impression with now-girlfriend Britney Spears, whom he met when he starred in her 2016 "Slumber Party" music video. "I was excited that I get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time," he told Men's Health as part of an interview that hit the Internet on July 17. "I had butterflies," he continued. "She said, 'Hi, I'm Britney,' and I said, 'I'm sorry. What's your name again?' … I tried to be funny. I don't think anybody got it." In spite of the initial awkwardness, the duo started dating not long after wrapping the music video. "After the video came out, nobody knew we were dating," said Sam. "I don't think [she or I] had the intention to just be friends."
Blac Chyna and rekindled love YBN Almighty Jay (pictured together in March) were photographed holding hands in Los Angeles on July 17, a month after the rapper claimed they'd called it quits. Jay can be seen groping his girlfriend's behind in photos published by DailyMail.com.
Page Six reported on July 16 that Olivia Culpo and rekindled love Danny Amendola recently had "a hot make-out session" while hanging out with friends at Scarpetta at Gurneys in Newport, Rhode Island. "It's what you would call, in high school, 'heavy petting,'" said a witness. According to Page Six, the PDA was so intense, the party seated next to the couple actually complained to management. Instead of asking the pair to leave, a manager reportedly bought them drinks so they'd briefly knock it off. A rep for the football player, however, called the report "not accurate."
Emily Ratajkowski now has a proper engagement ring from husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, whom she married in February. The model-actress took to Instagram on July 11 to reveal her new bling, which features one teardrop diamond and one princess-cut diamond on a simple gold band. Sebastian initially proposed with a paperclip from the dinner bill at a restaurant. He and Emily then crafted their own wedding bands from an ounce of gold they bought.