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 2019, starting with this surprise coupling… Kendra Wilkinson was photographed holding hands with Bachelor Nation's "Bad Chad" Johnson — who competed for JoJo Fletcher's heart on Season 12 of "The Bachelorette" in 2016 — in Los Angeles on Jan. 21. According to TMZ, the duo hit up a casual restaurant spot "for about an hour on what looked like a date night." On Jan. 23, Us Weekly reported that the pair have known each other for a while and, according to a source, "have recently been hanging out a lot more and going on super low-profile dates." According to the insider, they're "just having fun." Said the source, "Kendra really isn't looking to get into anything too serious right now" because "she's still partially recovering from her former situation" with her estranged husband, Hank Baskett, to whom she's still technically married. That said, the former star of "The Girls Next Door" is "in a very healthy state," according to the Us Weekly source, who added that the mother of two "isn't opposed to casually dating someone" and "having someone worship and appreciate her from head to toe for who she is." Meanwhile, Chad played coy on Jan. 23 when Us Weekly asked him about his relationship with Kendra, saying only that she's "an amazing girl." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Teresa Giudice and her lawyer have previously denied that she and husband Joe Giudice — who's been incarcerated since March 2016 on federal mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud charges — would break up if Joe's deported to his native Italy upon his release from prison this spring. But a Jan. 24 report from People magazine reveals that the "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star has apparently had a change of heart. According to People, multiple sources confirmed that Teresa told her "RHONJ" castmates during the Season 9 reunion taping earlier in January that if her husband of 19 years is indeed deported (he's appealing), "we'd go our separate ways." Teresa explained to host Andy Cohen that after discussing things with the four daughters she and Joe share, she decided that they would remain in America. "Teresa told Andy that if Joe gets deported, she's not going," a source told the magazine, adding, "She said that she and Joe had talked about it over the phone, and that he understood." When Andy pressed her on what that meant for her marriage, a second source told People, Teresa said they'd split: "She didn't really express any sadness about that. She just focused instead on the girls. It was very matter of fact."
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The Sun reported on Jan. 20 that Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are dating after connecting through her ex-fiancé, Sean Penn. "They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now. They've been friends for some time — ironically through Sean — but things have developed," said a source. The duo reportedly caught up at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood in mid-January. "[Brad] joined Charlize in a corner of the bar. She was on a vodka cocktail while he stuck to mineral water," said an alleged witness. "They were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back. At one point he winked at her. Brad seemed in a really good place — they both looked really happy." The British tabloid also reported that the actress has visited the father of six at his home in Los Angeles, though she hasn't met his kids — nor has he met hers. But on Jan. 21, multiple media outlets debunked the story. According to People magazine, Brad and Charlize met at a photo shoot for the watch brand Breitling in 2018 … and that's it. Said a source, "About six months ago, they did a shoot together. They have not been out together recently and were never dating. Reports of them being involved romantically are false." As for the claim that they met through Sean, "That couldn't be more false. Not in the slightest," said the People source.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have pushed back their late February wedding date just days after sending out save-the-dates to 300 potential guests. TMZ reported on Jan. 23 that the pair — who legally tied the knot at a New York City courthouse in September — are postponing their nuptials (for the third time) after a few key people said they couldn't make it to Los Angeles on Feb. 28. "We're told Justin and Hailey initially panicked and started to scramble for another date, but then it dawned on them — THEY'RE ALREADY MARRIED, so there's no rush," wrote the webloid, adding that the new date "will not be anytime soon" because the couple "want to properly plan it this time with plenty of warning for guests." TMZ reports that they're now considering a destination wedding, which could pare down the guest list. (Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Drake and Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly received the most recent round of save-the-dates.) TMZ previously reported on Jan. 17 that the pop star hoped to be married again by his 25th birthday (March 1) and that he and the model want to have their wedding somewhere warm rather than in New York, where her family lives, or Canada, where he's from. But everything's up in the air now!
Emma Stone and her boyfriend, "Saturday Night Live" writer-director Dave McCary, made their public debut at the Los Angeles Clippers basketball game at L.A.'s Staples Center on Jan. 18. It's unclear when exactly the uber-private pair started dating. They were first linked in October 2017 and have only been photographed together by paparazzi a few times since then. Clearly things are getting serious!
Chris Pratt and his new fiancée, Katherine Schwarzenegger, may be super-religious, but that hasn't stopped them from moving in together before exchanging vows. People magazine reported on Jan. 17 that the action star recently relocated from Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills neighborhood — where he lived with his ex-wife, Anna Faris — to west L.A., which his bride-to-be has long called home. "Since they started dating, Katherine has taken Chris to all of her favorite neighborhood places," said a source. "And Chris clearly likes her neighborhood." He reportedly helped her move out of her home in Santa Monica earlier this month. (Anna, by the way, also recently moved to west Los Angeles.) On. Jan. 19, E! News reported that the altar-bound pair plan to tie the knot over the summer, possibly in Martha's Vineyard, which is not far from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. "It will not be a long engagement," said a source, noting that the duo have already started planning their nuptials. "There will be no expense spared," continued the insider, adding that everyone involved "wants to give Katherine the perfect day." According to the source, "They're going to want a religious wedding. … I know that Chris does, and I assume that she does, too. God is going to be a part of this marriage." (According to a second source, Chris "believes God put Katherine in his life.") Meanwhile, Katherine's parents, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, "are over the moon that he proposed and that they are taking this next step," said the E! source, who also gushed that the bride-to-be "definitely found her Prince Charming."
Cardi B appears to be on the verge of forgiving her estranged husband, Offset, following a late 2018 breakup amid reports that he cheated. On Jan. 22, she took to her Instagram Story to share a screenshot of the Migos rapper cuddling their daughter, Kulture, during a FaceTime chat. "I wanna go home," she wrote across the image, using red heart emojis to cover her face and her little girl's face. (The "Twerk" rapper has been hard at work on a new top-secret music video.) Cardi's social media post seems to confirm a Jan. 19 Us Weekly report that she and Offset have been in "constant communication" since parting ways in December. According to a source, the pair talk regularly "for their daughter as well as because they love each other." Said the insider, "Cardi is focusing on Kulture and her work but has such a deep love for him, there's a very good chance they could be fully back together very soon."
Lauren Alaina took to Instagram on Jan. 21 to announce that she and her high school sweetheart, Alex Hopkins, have called off their engagement. "Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all our ups and down, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn't be more grateful," the country cutie wrote. "You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return. We want to let you know that we have decided to call of our engagement," she continued. "While we still have love for each other, we've grown into very different people over the last six years. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives. We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support." She added in the caption, "We ask for grace, compassion, and respect in this time. I don't regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same." Alex, meanwhile, shared the same post but with a slightly different caption. After quoting a Bible verse about God's plan, he wrote, "As badly as we wanted to make it work, and as hard as we fought to stay together, she and I just weren't a part of each other's perfect plan for our individual lives. And that's ok. She and I get to focus solely on ourselves and our different futures for the first time since high school. Sometimes what we want and what God has for us is 2 totally different things. Just trust that no matter the outcome, everything works out for the betterment of your life."
Joel Kinnaman and wife Cleo Wattenstrom parted ways sometime last year, Us Weekly reported on Jan. 23. The duo — who reportedly started seeing each other in 2014 — remain friends. The "Suicide Squad" star, who revealed in April 2016 that they'd secretly tied the knot, raised questions about the status of his marriage after he was spotted with another woman, Swedish Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale, in Los Angeles on Jan. 20.
On Jan. 23, "Mission: Impossible" film franchise star Rebecca Ferguson revealed that she quietly got married over the 2018 holidays. "I think we both wanted to step over all thresholds. Also, I'm not very religious. I believe in love," she told "Extra" of her intimate ceremony with her now-husband, whom she only identified by his first name, Rory. "It was more for us and our family. We rented a cottage with friends and family and Wellington boots and big wooly socks and big [sweaters]." She did not wear a traditional gown. "I wore a beautiful skirt, a wedding skirt, that I can shorten off, get some pockets in, and use in Greece for the summer!" the Swedish actress added. According to People magazine, Rebecca and Rory's infant daughter, whom they welcomed in 2018, slept through the ceremony while the actress's son Isaac, 11 (with ex Ludwig Hallberg), acted as ring bearer.
What's going on with Naomi Campbell and Liam Payne? On Jan. 15, the supermodel commented, "Beautiful Soul," on a shirtless photo that the 25-year-old former One Direction singer shared. Three days later, Liam left an equally flirtatious comment on a selfie the 48-year-old beauty posted. "Perfection in a person … don't give me those eyes," he commented with the kissy-face emoji, effectively raising questions about the nature of their relationship.
Adrianne Palicki took to Twitter on Jan. 17 to announce that she and "The Orville" co-star Scott Grimes are engaged after less than a year of coupledom. "So happy to spend my life with you @ScottGrimes #ido #iloveyou," she captioned a photo of them together showing off her new engagement ring. It will be the actor's third marriage and the "Friday Night Lights" alum's first.
Peyton List and Cameron Monaghan called it quits over the holidays after more than a year of coupledom, E! News reported on Jan. 18. The duo, who met on the set of "Anthem of a Teenage Prophet," reunited at the film's premiere in Hollywood on Jan. 10.
During an interview with ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, UFC Champ Henry Cejudo dished on meeting the Bella Twins during a flight out of Arizona earlier this month and revealed that Nikki Bella is his "biggest crush." Said the podcaster, "We gotta make this happen!" He then promised to tag Nikki when he tweeted a clip from the interview to let her know that Henry is "ready, willing and available." Fired back the UFC Flyweight Champ, "Single, trilingual and ready to mingle." Well, Nikki got word of Henry's interest and sent a video to Ariel suggesting that they get together the next time he's in Arizona — which Ariel dutifully tweeted on Jan. 22. "Oh my word. @HenryCejudo: I hope you're sitting down. Nikki Bella of The @BellaTwins saw your interview on my show yesterday and sent you this! First you save the flyweights and now this?! What a time to be Henry Cejudo. The #HelwaniShow, where dreams come true," he tweeted. Here's what Nikki had to say: "What up, Henry. So I just saw your interview on Ariel's podcast. Uhm, wow. Thank you very much. I wanna say, first of all, congrats on your really big win. I would like to think that, you know, maybe possibly I was a good-luck charm [after] meeting you on the flight. I'm hoping maybe one day in Arizona you can train me before I get back into that ring because I think you have a few moves that you could show me that really could take it to the women. And, hey, I know you're cutting weight and all, but maybe one day we could grab a drink or — I don't know. I should actually send you a bottle of [my] Belle Radici wine for your victory, so I'll do that. All right. Again, congrats on your big victory. That was amazing."
Another day, another 76ers basketball game for Kendall Jenner, who was photographed sitting with Ben Simmons' mother, Julie Simmons, as her back-on beau's team took on the Houston Rockets in Philadelphia on Jan. 21. The mother-girlfriend quality time proved (again) that the model and the basketball star are more serious than they're letting on.
Us Weekly reported on Jan. 17 that James Franco and his girlfriend of less than two years, Isabel Pakzad, are talking marriage: "They are serious," said a source, adding that the pair have "spoken about getting engaged."
On the Jan. 22 episode Anna Faris's "Unqualified" podcast, Mark-Paul Gosselaar revealed that he once dated "Saved By the Bell" co-star Elizabeth Berkley — and made a point of noting that their coupling may have been the result of limited options. "You know how it is," he said. "When you're working on a set — and we were young — there's no one around really. I mean, you work and live in a bubble. … You're in L.A., right. You're in your cars and you come to set and you do your work and you're with these beautiful women and then you go back in your car … and you're not going to school, so you don't have a lot of choices. … People say, 'Well, didn't you go out?' Not really."
Dina Manzo deflected when asked if she and David Cantin are married during a Jan. 16 Q&A with fans on her Instagram Story: "Maybe," she said, adding a smiley-face emoji for effect. The following day, Radar Online reported that the former star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has taken her fiancé's last name in property records — a big indication that they secretly tied the knot. Dina was reportedly listed as "Claudine Cantin" when she and David picked up a $2.3 million five-bedroom property in Southern California in April 2018. Last August, Dina said that when she and David do eventually tie the knot, it will be a "small" affair that the public won't hear about until after the fact.
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Jan. 21, Tom Arnold confirmed that he and Ashley Groussman are calling it quits after nearly a decade of marriage. "It's a long time coming and we have been together for almost 11 years. And very grateful. I have many good years. I have my children because of my wife," he said. "For the last couple years, couple three years, it's been very unusual in the house. … But my kids and I have a whole life, a wonderful life. I've been telling my wife, 'It's OK. Just do whatever you gotta do.' So she moved out." Continued the actor, "She has one life and she gets to live it exactly the way [she wants]. … I think it's hard. Sometimes in our society people put things on. Especially women, they can feel guilty. … And I kept saying, 'Hey, listen. … You have done everything. We've been together. You've been amazing. There doesn't have to be a reason. There doesn't have to be a bad guy.'"
Waka Flocka and Tammy Rivera — who tied the knot in 2014 but never had a formal wedding ceremony — renewed their vows on the beach in Mexico on Jan. 19. "I told Waka that if we made it five years I wanted my dream wedding," the "bride" told People magazine, which published exclusive photos from the ceremony. "Today my dream has come true. I am marrying my best friend and soulmate all over again." Tammy — who separated from the rapper in 2016 over his infidelity issues — donned a sheer Zuhair Murad gown with a cape and a bejeweled headpiece during the vow renewal ceremony and a sheer Charbel Zoe gown (the same one that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards) during the reception.
Chaz Bono is dating former child actor Shara Blue Mathes, who starred alongside Jason Bateman on the short-lived '80s sitcom "It's Your Move," DailyMailTV reported on Jan. 18. They reportedly met in the spring of 2017 and have since spent time with each other's families. "Shara was newly single when she first met Chaz and she wasn't looking for love," said a source. "But Chaz is such a charming, funny guy that Shara soon fell for him. They have traveled the world together, vacationing in Australia, Holland, Italy and France, and they make a great team. … When they are in the U.S. they make a point to see one another's families. That is so important to them. Cher and her mom Georgia are treating Shara like family. They are delighted Chaz has found someone who makes him happy."
It's only been a few weeks since Jason Tartick, who competed for Becca Kufrin's heart on Season 14 of "The Bachelorette," asked out former "The Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe, who called off her three-year engagement to Shawn Booth in late 2018. But things are already serious for the pair. "We both feel like we're established and where we wanna be in our lives and we have, like, the self-love and respect to actually, like, be in a mature, healthy relationship," Kaitlyn said on the Jan. 16 episode of her "Off the Vine" podcast. "It's actually so strange to go from being engaged to thinking of someone as your boyfriend because I feel like that's taking a step backwards — it's not. It's not. If anything, it's taking a step forward because you're just growing and evolving as a person," she continued. "I would be upset if he was dating anyone else and I think he would be upset if I was dating anyone else. … I never thought I would hang out with somebody from 'The Bachelor.' … I feel bad for saying that. … I was like, 'You know what? I'll just be a little more private, low-key. Whatever.' But you can't help who you like. … You can't fight chemistry. You can't fight a good guy." She went on to gush about her beau: "He's just a gentleman," she said. "He just seems to enjoy all the same things as me. … I think the first thing that attracted me to him was that he just seems like a dying breed. They don't make 'em like him anymore. He's a gentleman. He sees everybody as equal. … He has the same morals and values as me."
"Three Men and a Baby" actor Steve Guttenberg married CBS News reporter Emily Smith in Malibu on Jan. 19, People magazine confirmed. The duo first connected in 2014 and got engaged in December 2016.
"Ace of Cakes" chef Duff Goldman married Johnna Colbry at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Jan. 19. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, which published exclusive photos from the nuptials, 250 guests were on hand for the celebration of love. The bride and groom, who got engaged in April 2018, served five different cakes at the reception — during which there was also a petting zoo.
Iskra Lawrence took to Instagram on Jan. 21 to confirm that she and Philip Payne — with whom she was first spotted in late November 2018 — are an item. "We were robbed of the opportunity to announce our relationship on our own terms because of [paparazzi] pics posted online (I'm so sorry to anyone we didn't get to tell beforehand)," she captioned a photo of herself smiling up at her beau in honor of his birthday. "But this is our love story and for the first time ever I'm posting my man…even though it's scary allowing something so pure and private to be out in social media for the whole world to pick apart and judge, I don't care and I want to share us with the world. ❤️ My @philipapayne happy birthday and even though you know how [I] feel I thank God everyday for you. I'm so happy you found me. This love is easy and free and brings out the best in us. I won't get too mushy but I'm excited for our future and this next year of life I know will be your and our best yet! I'm ready to support, grow and create new memories with you, love you so much."
Radar Online reported on Jan. 17 that Chris Hansen's wife of nearly 30 years, Mary Joan, filed for divorce back in June 2018. According to court documents obtained by the webloid, the former "To Catch a Predator" host's estranged missus claims in her divorce filing that "the marriage has broken down irretrievably." She's reportedly requesting alimony and "a fair division of property and debts." Radar reports that the former couple, who share two adult children, met for mediation talks on Jan. 15 to deal with "financial disputes." Clearly, it has not been a good year for Chris Hansen.
On the Jan. 22 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Gina Rodriguez opened up about how she first met her fiancé, Joe LoCicero. "I got engaged to the most amazing man ever. I feel very lucky — very, very lucky," said the "Jane the Virgin" star. "I met [him] on the set of 'Jane.' So 'Jane' gave me a lot of things — not only an amazing life and a dream come true, but they gave me my love, the love of my life," she continued. "So he came onto 'Jane.' He was playing Don Quixote, the stripper. … He came on as a stripper that my mother hired for my bachelorette party and Jane is, like, super-against it and super-terrified and just, like, doesn't know what to do with all that. But Gina does! I was like, 'Hey, hold on one second there.' But actually it was a little different. I met him like six months later in the boxing gym after we shot together, and it was the boxing gym that brought it together." After Jimmy showed a photo of Joe in his underwear as his "Jane the Virgin" alter ego, Gina gushed, "He's like a walking Photoshop — like perfection. It's so terrifying. Imagine living in the house with that." So is that the moment that she knew he was the one? "I think I was like drooling and trying to remember my lines at that moment," joked the actress, who went on to say that they haven't started wedding planning yet. "If he was backstage and you were ordained, we'd probably do it right now," she told the late-night host. "We just want to be together. We don't care — today, tomorrow, whatever. It doesn't matter."
During an interview with ES Magazine that hit the Internet in late January, Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about consciously uncoupling from ex-husband Chris Martin: "It was funny because we were going through a difficult time and trying to manage everything, and everybody made fun of us. Now people don't think it's such a crazy idea," she said. "We were separated for a year before we announced we were separated. … We kept it very quiet, and in that time I asked adult friends with divorced parents what they remembered. There was this resounding theme: 'It was really hard because for the first two years my parents didn't speak,' 'It was awful for a while,' or 'My parents hated each other.' And I thought, 'I would really love to skip that part.' Those kids felt they were constantly betraying one parent by being with the other." She went on to say that she used the word "uncoupling" because "the word 'divorce' is brutal" and because she wanted to explore the idea of "uncoupling that romantic part while remaining a family." Added the Oscar winner, "I didn't invent the phrase by the way, it was something that the therapist used." And it worked! "I think we've managed to really stay a family. [Chris] is a very close friend; I see him every day, I talk to him every day. And it was very difficult, but I think you see in the children that they got through it, so I am proud of us, I really am. We kept to our commitment that we would put the children first," she said. "Family structure can be reinvented and divorce doesn't have to be devastating. … It doesn't have to be the end of your relationship with somebody. I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids. But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family." She also opened up about her new husband, Brad Falchuk, saying that although she initially thought she'd never get married again, when they fell in love, she realized "there's absolutely no way that we couldn't get married."
On the Jan. 24 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Debra Messing opened up about her love life (or lack thereof), saying that she's been open to dating but that no one has asked her out. "I have been open. No one has asked me on a date. Not one. Zero," she said. When Ellen asked where she's going that she hasn't been able to meet anyone, the "Will & Grace" star fired back, "Nowhere cause no one's asking me anywhere." She went on to say that she hasn't had luck going out with her single girlfriends because all of her friends are in relationships. Ellen then offered to set her up and asked her what she's looking for in a man: "Really smart, really funny, cares about the world," said the actress, acknowledging that "that third one is really tricky." As for her ideal age range, "I am open 10 years either way," said the 50 year old, adding that she'd "rather not" date someone who works in the entertainment industry, though she's "open" to it. She also said that her 14-year-old son, Roman, is "begging" her to go on a date. "It's like I want to give him the gift of me going on a date at this point," she joked.
During an interview with The Guardian that hit the Internet on Jan. 19, Victoria Beckham briefly opened up about how she deals with the constant rumors of trouble in her marriage with David Beckham. "It can get quite frustrating. But I leave it to my PR team. I don't get involved," she said. At another point in the interview, the former Spice Girl acknowledged, "People are interested in my personal life. … And sometimes that works in my favor and sometimes it's things that I don't like. I'm not going to let it get me down."
During an interview for the cover of Porter Edit, which hit the Internet on Jan. 18, Taraji P. Henson opened up about her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, whom she romanced for two years before publicly acknowledging their relationship in late 2017. "I didn't wanna settle. I just waited," she said. The former professional football player proposed on Mother's Day at the restaurant where he and the actress had their first date. The "Empire" star didn't realize what was happening until a violinists appeared at the table playing their song. "His hand was all clammy," she recalled. "Dude, you have been quizzing me for a year about getting married. Do you think I'm gonna say no?!"
On the Jan. 21 episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Jimmy Kimmel opened up about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, admitting that they haven't always been so chummy since their 2009 split. "I would say that it took some time, definitely. It definitely took some time," he said. "It was never where we didn't like each other, hated each other, but it definitely took some time to be comfortable enough to be friends again."
On the Jan. 16 episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Nina Dobrev opened up about her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and "The Vampire Diaries" co-star Ian Somerhalder and his wife, Nikki Reed. "I don't think that's weird at all. I think that's great," she said when asked if it's "weird" maintaining a friendship with the married pair. "I think, 'Why can't everyone be friends?" she continued. "I think that they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy and so am I. And what's bad about that? I don't see any problem with that." Nikki previously defended her friendship with Nina in early 2017.
Mark Consuelos opened up about the secret to his marriage of more than two decades with Kelly Ripa during an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Jan. 23. "I'm crazy about her," he said. "She's an extremely patient and a tolerant woman, and I think that's the true secret to our marriage." The duo work hard to make time for each other, said the "Riverdale" star: "Because she has to go to work early, I get up with her, I make her a cup of coffee and we talk," he said. "I like to hear from her, she likes to hear from me."
On the Jan. 23 episode of E!'s "Busy Tonight," Cobie Smulders opened up about how she failed to make an impression the first time she met her husband, Taran Killam. Recalled the "How I Met Your Mother" alum, "We met [when] he taped a pilot of a television show with a really good friend of mine, and I went up to him — very boldly — 'cause he was really good and I wanted to, you know, give him that compliment, and I said, 'You were really great on the show, and nice to meet you — I'm Paul's friend.' And he does not remember meeting me. … [I] made zero impression on my now-husband of like 14 years. … I was also with somebody [at the time]. I was not looking for romance. I was just being a kind person." Cobie then joked that she didn't make an impression with Taran because he only likes mean girls — though she used a word that rhymes with "witches." Ultimately, the duo connected later when they attended a mutual friend's 30th birthday party and bonded over the fact that they were both 22 and everyone else was "old and gross."