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 early April 2020, starting with this rekindled couple… Shia LaBeouf and his ex-wife, "Emma" star Mia Goth, were snapped holding hands and kissing while wearing their wedding rings during a March 27 outing in Pasadena, California. (See the photos here.) They were photographed together again on March 28, on March 29 and on April 1. The first indication that they might have reconciled came in early February when the actor wore his wedding band to the 2020 Oscars. The duo first connected in 2012 on the set of "Nymphomaniac." They tied the knot in 2016 but parted ways in mid-2018. During the break in their relationship, Shia dated FKA Twigs. Now keep reading for more celeb love life updates…
On April 1, E! News reported that John Mellencamp has been dating celebrity skincare expert Nurse Jamie Sue Sherrill "since the beginning of the year." Said a source, "They are really happy together. … They are both from the same small town in southern Indiana." It's the first public romance for John since he and Meg Ryan called it quits last year.
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Is Irina Shayk dating Vito Schnabel? The duo stepped out together in New York City on March 31 and April 1, sparking romance rumors with their back-to-back hangouts. One Page Six source acknowledged that they're "hanging out," while another noted that "they've been friends for a really long time" and that it's unclear whether or not they recently took their relationship to the next level. "Vito has always been interested in Irina," said an Us Weekly source, noting that the art dealer and the model first met a couple years ago. "Vito is a very social person who likes to go out and have fun." He previously romanced Heidi Klum, Demi Moore, Elle Macpherson, Liv Tyler and Amber Heard, while she has a daughter with former love Bradley Cooper.
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Demi Lovato and her new boyfriend, Max Ehrich, made their Instagram debut on March 28 when the singer-actress accidentally crashed the former soap star's Instagram Live: She could be seen adorably bringing him a blanket as he played a few notes at the piano before frantically mouthing to her, "I'm on Live." She then laughed, covered her face with the blanket and ducked off screen. (Watch the clip here.) Two days later, Max took to Instagram to share a photo of himself cuddling one of Demi's dogs. Commented the "Sorry Not Sorry" chart-topper, "My angels."
Us Weekly reported on April 1 that, according to a source, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are thriving as a couple amid the coronavirus pandemic after suffering a late-2019 hand-holding scandal. "Although the pandemic is very stressful, Jess is trying to look on the bright side of things and thinks the extra downtime that comes along with the situation is great for her and Justin's relationship," said the source. "They of course both have their moments of being irritated, but it has ultimately brought them closer and having the main focus be each other and [their son] Silas has been a good thing." The insider added that the duo are "enjoying being healthy and safe together" while quarantining in the mountains. They're also continuing to work on their marriage with couples counseling via Skype and FaceTime. "They make time to work on themselves and open up about their issues," said the source. "As a whole, they are having fun and have been getting along. They are doing well and are happy."
Former "The Bachelor" star Ben Higgins proposed to his girlfriend of a little more than a year, Jessica Clarke, in the backyard of her parents' home in Franklin, Tennessee, on March 27, they told "Entertainment Tonight," which published exclusive photos of the question-popping. Three days later, he took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos of himself and his new fiancée showing off her engagement bling. "From my first date in the 8th grade to the moments leading up to me getting down on one knee it all led me to you," he wrote in the caption. "This weekend I asked Jessica to give me the honor of being her partner for life. She said YES! I now officially have the most beautiful, kind hearted, supportive, well intentioned person to spend life with! Our adventurous ride through life together is just starting @jessclarke_ ! Let's celebrate."
In late 2019, there were reports that Lily James and Matt Smith had quietly called it quits months earlier. On March 29, they raised questions about the nature of their relationship when they stepped out together in London. The duo appeared to be in good spirits and, at one point, appeared to have their arms linked. (See the photos here.) It's the first time they've been snapped together since December.
During a March 30 Instagram Live with Katie Couric that she later shared on YouTube, Kristen Bell said that she and her husband, Dax Shepard, have "been at each other's throats real bad" while quarantining at home with their two daughters amid the coronavirus pandemic. "This is as physically close as we've been in a couple days because we've just found each other revolting," she said. The "Bless This Mess" actor, who was sitting next to her, added that it's "been stressful." He then joked of his wife, "America's sweetheart has some character defects." When Katie suggested that they "need a little time apart in the same house," Kristen replied of her husband, "It's impossible. He's too big, Katie. He's too loud and too big. He's everywhere."
Still going strong! Cody Simpson took to his Instagram Story on March 31 to celebrate the six-month mark in his relationship with Miley Cyrus. "6 months with you is worth a lifetime with anybody else," he scrawled across a photo of the singer-actress casually dressed at home. "I love you," he added.
Drew Barrymore and her former off-and-on love of several years, Justin Long, engaged in some adorable Instagram flirtation after Paper Magazine shared an "appreciation post" dedicated to the actor on March 28. Commented the former child star, "[You're] not wrong! He's great." Replied her ex, "Ah what do YOU know?!" He then added that he was going to text her "a great photo booth pic" he found during his "quarantine clean." The duo last sparked reconciliation rumors in September 2018.
During a March 27 Instagram Live, Tyler Cameron deflected when asked if he and Hannah Brown are dating. "Me and Brown Bear are dating, yes, I confirm," he said, referencing a nickname for one of his male friends. The following day, he again deflected when asked to label their relationship during an Instagram Live: "Are Matt and Hannah dating? Yes," he said of the former star of "The Bachelorette" and his best friend, Matt James. Tyler and Hannah have continually sparked romance rumors while quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 26, Da Brat finally confirmed her long-rumored romance with Kaleidoscope Hair Products CEO Jesseca "BB Judy" Dupart. In an Instagram post showing off the Bentley her girlfriend gave her for her birthday, Da Brat calls BB Judy her "heart's match" and her "twin flame." (In the video, they can also be heard sharing a loud off-camera smooch.) "Thank you baby @darealbbjudy for far more than this incredible birthday gift. I have never experienced this feeling. It's so overwhelming that often I find myself in a daze hoping to never get pinched to see if it's real so I can live in this dream forever," the rapper wrote in the caption. BB Judy, meanwhile, shared a video depicting the moment she surprised Da Brat with her new whip: "I've never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it's not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves. But then all these videos keep popping up like we hiding 🙄🙄 But WE BE IN PUBLIC 🤣🤣 why is y'all hiding to get footage. My better half, my forever, my twin flame 💖💖💖 @sosobrat," she wrote in the caption. BB Judy also posted a photo of herself smiling as Da Brat affectionately cuddled her from behind. "Yep," she wrote in the caption. After they made their big debut, Da Brat explained on "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show" why she waited so long to take her relationship public after decades of keeping her romances and sexual preferences under wraps: "When you get blessed and somebody — when you wasn't even looking for nobody — loves you like you've never been loved before, it's like a whole different experience," she said. "She loves me from my hair follicles down to my toenails. She inspires me. She believes in me. She motivates me. She accepts me for who I am — my past, my faults, my mistakes. We can talk about any and everything — there's nothing I can't talk about with her. It's just amazing. And on top of that, she spoils me!"
There's a new woman in Brody Jenner's life: The reality star was snapped grocery shopping with TikTok star Daisy Keech in Los Angeles on March 27. (See the photos here.) She's the latest in a series of gorgeous blondes he's been seen with recently. After he and Kaitlynn Carter called it quits in mid-2019, he dated Jose Canseco's daughter, model Josie Canseco. After they split, he moved on with Maxim model Allison Mason. It's unclear, however, if Brody and Daisy are just friends or something more.
On March 27, Us Weekly broke the news that earlier in the month, Jurnee Smollett filed to divorce her husband of nearly a decade, Josiah Bell. The duo tied the knot in October 2010 and share a 3-year-old son, Hunter.
Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin called it quits following a March 29 altercation that resulted in police arresting her for felony domestic violence. The former child star alleged on Twitter that things turned physical after he accused Melanie, whom he referred to as "Felony Melanie," of cheating on him: "My Heart Is Broken! another girl putting her hands on me when I try to break up with them for cheating on me," he tweeted before calling his ex "a self-absorbed selfish human who was cheating on me over and over." He also alleged that she "literally choked me out" and accused her of abusing her dog. "I'm shocked cause I gave her everything I could," he told TMZ, adding that his ex would "absolutely not" be welcomed back in his home again. He then shared his hopes for Melanie: "I wish that you would seek some help and maybe learn how to treat men who were willing to give you the world," he said. As for a reconciliation, "My team won't let that happen," said the singer. On March 30, he captioned a photo of himself on Instagram, "A bachelor's life is no life for a single man. #Single." In early March, Aaron revealed that he'd gotten Melanie's name tattooed along one of his eyebrows.
During a March 27 Instagram Live, Madison Prewett shut down recent rumors that she's dating fellow Bachelor Nation star Connor Saeli in the wake of her early-March split from Peter Weber. "We are not together. I am not with anyone right now," she said of Connor. "I am just focusing on myself and taking it one day at a time. … He seems like a really sweet guy, and he, like, reached out right after the finale and just sent some encouragement and some support — really sweet, but that is it."
In other Peter Weber ex-girlfriend news… During a March 27 Instagram Live with fellow Bachelor Nation star Nick Viall, Hannah Ann Sluss said she "wasn't really surprised" to see photos of her ex-fiancé and Kelley Flanagan — another woman who competed for his heart on season 24 of "The Bachelor" — hanging out in Chicago last week. Said Hannah Ann, "That's just the pattern of how everything's been going [with him]. [He's] just, like, all over the place, has no direction. So I wasn't really surprised. … I'm single. Peter's single. Kelley's single. We're all single. Good for them if that's the case. … I just don't take it personally. The thing is, like, when you just have been through so much crap and you're fine and you see the light at the end of the tunnel, little things like that don't drag you down that much. … I'm not taking it as a slap in the face. … I'm just glad I'm out of it. … It's definitely confusing, but maybe it will work out for them and he'll be decisive about her." She also said that if Peter and Kelley have been talking "all along," it "would be very sneaky" — though she acknowledged that she's been "completely blindsided by a lot" where Peter is concerned. Hannah Ann — who deleted photos of the pilot from her Instagram and recently liked several tweets that were overtly critical of him — went on to say that although she's not currently seeing anyone due to the coronavirus pandemic, she's "getting to know lots of different people" through FaceTime and "there is one person in particular" she's "excited to go on a date with" once social distancing is a thing of the past. Meanwhile, Kelley and Peter made their TikTok debut on March 31. The video of them dancing (granted, with three other pals) did little to quell the rumors they're now a couple.
During an interview with E! News that hit the Internet on March 31, Tinsley Mortimer opened up about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected her plans to marry her fiancé, Scott Kluth: "We were thinking about doing something in Japan. And clearly, anything in Asia was then all of a sudden completely off limits," she said. "We really just don't know what's going on and where we can travel and what we can do. And so it's definitely difficult in this time to plan something and really nail it down. So we're kind of just waiting to see what's going to happen with the world. But we have some really good ideas that we can sort of put [in place] once we know really officially when we're going to be able to travel again." She went on to say that she and Scott want a small, intimate out-of-town wedding: "We definitely want to do destination in some way," she said, explaining that if they married in their hometowns of Chicago or New York City, they'd be forced to "make it very big." Continued the bride-to-be, "But you never know, we might have to go into like court or something here in Chicago or do it at the home because we can't leave." She then said that she's "thought about" inviting some of her "The Real Housewives of New York City" co-stars to her nuptials, but she wouldn't specify who (if anyone) would ultimately make the cut: "There will most likely will be one or two," she said. The mother of the bride, meanwhile, is not involved in wedding planning. "I am keeping her out of it," said Tinsley of mom Dale Mercer. "I just don't want this to be too overly complicated and stressful. … I was married before and I had a big, huge wedding and my mother was super-involved and she was amazing at it. But this time, I really want to make this streamlined [and] less complicated, less stressful and just not be overwhelmed by it. … I'm older, you know, it's different. I mean, I still want to wear the big white dress. Like that is not being taken away from me — I will wear a big huge white dress. But it's not going to be her big Southern wedding the way that I had before. And so yes, she's not involved. She's actually happier. She said, 'I don't even want to be involved now.' She knows that she can be a little bit overbearing, so she's just happy that I'm gonna deal with it."
In other delayed-wedding news… During a March 31 interview with "Extra," Taraji P. Henson said that after recently pushing back her wedding to June, she and her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, are now expecting to delay their nuptials again due to the coronavirus pandemic: "It's probably going to be more like July. We have to see what this will be like at the other end," she said. "My grandmother is about to turn 96, his is 86, how do we get them to the wedding now? Now, we are concerned, just trying to figure out the safest and best way." She also revealed her early crush on Adam Sandler: "He, for a long, long time, was my huge crush. He did something — it was his humor. I was just enamored by his humor," said the "Empire" star, adding that she'd love to work with the funnyman sometime.
During an April 1 interview with Us Weekly, Catelynn Lowell shut down rumors that her husband, Tyler Baltierra, has been cheating on her. "Tyler and I are together all day every day! For people to think that he cheats is ridiculous and you obviously don't know his character because he would never be able to cheat and not tell me. It would drive him insane," she said. "Obviously this isn't the first time cheating rumors have popped up, but now it's gone to the level of being with his Instagram followers? Please! … I honestly think that people just have a hard time believing in our relationship. … I feel like they need to try and stir up drama in some ways. Doesn't anyone think that if this was really happening, there would be someone running to the tabloids with proof?" Continued the "Teen Mom" star, "We're happy, and these trolls with no lives sitting behind computer screens and phone screens have nothing better to do than try to stir the pot. Keep stirring, though, because this pot is very strong and won't collapse." She went on to call the rumors "utterly ridiculous at this point." The reality star added that she and her hubby, who renewed their wedding vows last year, value "honesty, communication, commitment and working through the bumps" in their relationship.
In a preview for the April 5 episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kenya Moore revealed that her estranged husband, Marc Daly, didn't want her communicating with his parents during their marriage: "It kind of feels as though there's a large part of him — or the relationship — that I was just never privy to. For example, I'm not allowed to speak to his mother or father. And if you don't know everything about that person's life, you're not being let in," she says. She also told a friend, "I could've been happy in my marriage if I felt like Marc was in it to be happy as well. One of my issues with him is not being able to just have a conversation without yelling or anger or crossing lines. I know it's not me and I know how hard I've fought for this marriage. I stopped caring about my feelings, and all I was doing was just trying to be everything he wanted me to be and work through everything as best I could to keep my family together. It's always been this block up with him not letting me completely into his life. It's just a lot of things I felt like I was in the dark about."
People magazine reported on April 1 that, according to a source, Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish's "marriage is stronger than ever" as they anticipate the arrival of their second child together. The comedian notoriously cheated on his missus while she was pregnant with their first child, son Kenzo, in 2017. But he's become a better partner since surviving a horrific car accident in September 2019, according to the People source. "While Kevin focused on getting back to normal physically, Eniko took care of everything else," said the insider. "He always loved Eniko, but it was like he never fully understood how lucky he is to be married to her. Now he gets it. … After the accident, Kevin has balanced his life differently. Instead of being all about work, he spends a lot more family time at home and he really enjoys it. Life is good for Kevin and he appreciates it all."
Us Weekly reported on March 31 that, according to a source, Selena Gomez and her ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd, "are cordial." Said the source, "Selena is a fan of The Weeknd and his music. She has no negative feelings toward him." She "also likes" ex-love Justin Bieber's new music, said the insider. "[She] thinks he has matured as a person but has no interest in having a friendship or relationship with him at this point in her life."
In his new memoir, "The First Time," Colton Underwood opens up about his ex-girlfriend, Aly Raisman, writing that she's "easy to talk to" and "open, funny, bright, honest and inquisitive." Writes the former star of "The Bachelor" of the Olympic gymnast, "She laughed easily and had a smile that I would've been happy to simply gaze at for the rest of the night, no further conversation necessary. … The more time I spent with Aly, the more attractive I found her. She was funny, sharp and cool about things. She was very mature for her age, no doubt from having to grow up fast. She was together. She worked hard in and out of the gym." On the March 31 episode of Us Weekly's Bachelor Nation podcast "Here For the Right Reasons," he said he hopes his ex "doesn't take offense to anything" he wrote about her in his memoir. "I felt like I've been very respectful of how I've handled a lot of that situation," he said. "Hopefully she's doing well." He went on to express gratitude to Bachelor Nation producers for "keeping her off limits" during his time on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Said Colton of Aly, "She's such an incredible inspiration to so many people, and she's — in many girls' and many people's opinions — a hero, and I can't thank her and support her enough for what she's doing right now for everyone out there and being the strong voice and leader that she is. … The last thing I wanted to do is be some bimbo that went on a reality TV show that took away from someone so impactful, and I wanted to be conscious of that." In the book, he also writes about feeling "helpless" when Aly told him about the abuse she suffered at the hands of former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. She told him she loved him for the first time not long after she confided in him about Nassar: "Hearing her say those words in the midst of all that she was dealing with, it made me fall in love with her all over again," writes the reality star. "She was fierce, with a heart so big and deep. I wanted to take care of her that much more." They broke up just two weeks later. "Aly said she felt overwhelmed, confused, and in need of a break. Afterward, I sat in my car and cried. I was numb for days," writes Colton, adding that he even reached out to Aly's best friend, Simone Biles, "hoping she could offer an explanation or insight" into the split.
Colton Underwood opens up about another former love, fellow Bachelor Nation star Tia Booth, in his new book, "The First Time." The duo connected on Instagram after she competed for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s heart on season 22 of "The Bachelor." At the time, the former professional football player was applying for a spot on "The Bachelorette." They quickly exchanged numbers and started chatting on FaceTime. "I couldn't believe that we were doing this. It seemed crazy," he writes, adding that after he won a spot on "The Bachelorette," he traveled to Los Angeles to meet Tia in person. "Was I trying to scheme a little? Yes. If Tia was going to be the Bachelorette, I wanted a head start on all the other guys. I knew the importance of preparing for a big game, and all I was really doing was preparing," he writes. "I wanted to get to know Tia in person and let her get to know me better. Maybe we'd even really like each other. I think Tia had similar thoughts." Ultimately, Becca Kufrin was chosen to star on the 14th season of "The Bachelorette." Colton got "a head start" on getting to know her, as well, thanks to her friendship with Tia: He and Tia chatted on FaceTime while she was vacationing with Becca and another friend. When he decided to appear on "The Bachelorette" even though it was Becca who was set to star and not Tia, she told him, "Just have fun and be yourself. Becca is an amazing person. And if you don't end up with her, I'll see your [butt] in 'Paradise.'" Colton and Tia rekindled their romance on the fifth season of "Bachelor in Paradise," but he dumped her early in the show when he realized he couldn't see her as his wife.
And finally, Colton Underwood sheds some more light on his brief August 2019 split from his girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, in his new book, "The First Time." Explains the reality star, "It boiled down to me wanting to get engaged, wanting to set a timeline, and simply putting too much pressure on her when, in reality, none was needed. … I wanted more. She wanted me to relax and smell the roses. In other words, don't push. Don't pressure. I interpreted that to mean she didn't care about our relationship." Less than a day after they decided to break up, they ended up working through their issues: "We were continuing to learn communication, understanding, compromise and a willingness to forgive. Also just how much we really, truly wanted to be together. The next time a problem arose, we were able to handle it," he writes. On the March 31 episode of Us Weekly's Bachelor Nation podcast "Here For the Right Reasons," he said that he and Cassie "have decided we're not moving in together until we're married." Added the former professional football player, "So we have something to look forward to in that step." First, though, Cassie needs to finish school. "I can imagine having to plan for a wedding, and we still don't want a long engagement. So we want to make sure that timing-wise it's all right," Colton said.
Nikki Bella took to Instagram on March 23 to gush about her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, while also acknowledging that she was "broken" following her split from John Cena. "So many people in the beginning said it was just lust, my feelings weren't real, it was just the dance, the infatuation, the mystery of this person, but I knew & felt it was always more," she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself and the dancer. "I listened to my heart, my soul, my body, I knew deep down that this was God's gift, his answered prayer. You never know when He will answer it, when it will come, it's never the timing we desire, or at least we don't think it is. When I finally got the chance, & maybe because I was so broken, I tried to fight a very powerful love, deny it, walk away from it, & yet this beautiful gift of love wouldn't let me walk away, this love that I always wanted. Now I didn't expect to get so much of what I had been praying for in a year lol but I finally opened up my eyes, my heart, & accepted this beautiful gift. And now I have the most beautiful gift of all coming in August, my baby. … I'm so glad I took the chance on you Artem & that you are brave enough to show the world our love, our ups & downs, & all the beautiful imperfections in between. 'Life is a dance, we learn as we go.' I want to dance forever with you my click, my A, my love." Nikki and her twin sister, Brie Bella, are both expecting babies later this year.
Ten days after Jenelle Evans announced that she and David Eason are officially back together, he took to his private Instagram account to gush about their rekindled relationship: "You will always be the love of my life @jevans1219," he captioned a photo of them together on March 31. "I'm so happy that we have become so close and bonded recently. Here's to a lifetime of our own kind of quarantine, boat rides, ATV trails, living off the land, etc. I don't think we are going to have a hard time staying secluded lol we already have been for awhile."
On the March 30 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Chelsea Handler said she's "available and ready for a relationship." She then shared what she'd ideally like in a man: "I want physical ruggedness," she said. "I like ruggedness — somebody who could pick me up and throw me around — if I need that to happen. It's not a requirement daily, but in a situation [where] if we're in a jam and you need to pick me up, I need you to be able to do that."
Emma Watson shared her thoughts on relationships — and stereotypical gender roles — in a Teen Vogue feature that popped up online on March 31: "The idea that relationships are supposed to be easy and it's all supposed to be implicitly understood, and you're just meant to get each other, it's bulls—! It's impossible!" she said. She went on to say that "relationships that don't necessarily follow traditional models … require more communication and consent" than relationships that follow "traditional stereotypes" of how "tasks and labor and responsibilities" should be delegated between men and women. They require "an actual conversation and agreement," she said. "A lot of the healthiest relationships I've seen have been between same-sex couples because, I think, they have to sit down and agree [on] things," continued the actress-activist. "They agree [on] things between them as opposed to [accepting] certain sets of assumptions and expectations that are made." Emma added that she's "kind of become slightly fascinated by kink culture because they are the best communicators ever" and "know all about consent." Concluded the "Little Women" star, "They smash that stuff because they really have to get it — but we could all use those models; they're actually really helpful models."