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 November 2020, starting with this surprising coupling… There's a new man in Vanessa Hudgens' life: On Nov. 21, the singer-actress took to Instagram to share a photo of herself dolled up while posing with a pink rose. "Date night," she wrote in the caption. That same night, she was snapped holding hands with Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop and outfielder Cole Tucker outside the Canyon Country Store in Los Angeles — though she was wearing a different ensemble during her night out with the professional baseball player. (See photos here.) Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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It looks like there's a new woman in Colin Firth's life! The English actor and BBC journalist Joanna Gosling sparked romance rumors when they were snapped going for a walk in a London park on Nov. 19. (See photos here.) If they are in fact an item, it will be his first public romance since amicably separating from his wife of more than two decades, Livia Giuggioli, in late 2019.
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On Nov. 23 — after Solange Knowles posted a sweet selfie with Gio Escobar on her Instagram Story — Page Six reported that, according to a source, the singer is "happily booed up" with the jazz composer. "[He] is her boo. People know. It's not a new thing, but it's new for the public. It's a big deal that she shared the photo because she's so private," said the source. "She's super happy and they're a happy couple. They're very cute together." Solange split from her husband of five years, music video director Alan Ferguson, in late 2019.
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Adam Lambert debuted new boyfriend Oliver Gliese — who works for Global Fashion Agenda, an organization that promotes industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion — in Tulum, Mexico, on Nov. 17. The duo were snapped smooching while taking a dip at the beach. (See a photo here.) It's unclear when the "American Idol" alum and his ex, model Javi Costa Polo, called it quits.
Getting serious! Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2020 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 22. In the process, the actress debuted a new tattoo purportedly dedicated to her beau: the words "el pistolero" — Spanish for "the shooter" — on her collarbone. Fans are speculating that "the shooter" is a reference to MGK's stage name, while the Spanish is a nod to the fact that the "Transformers" alum and the rapper-actor first connected while shooting "Midnight in the Switchgrass" in Costa Rica.
On the Nov. 22 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Teresa Giudice revealed that she's still technically married to her estranged husband, Joe Giudice. "[We're] still waiting for the date from the court," she said, explaining that a judge has yet to finalize their divorce. "All the paperwork is all done. We're just waiting for a court date. Because of COVID, it's taking forever." (In September, there were reports that they'd finalized their divorce after announcing in late 2019 that they were throwing in the towel after two decades of marriage.) The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star also briefly opened up about her new boyfriend, Luis "Louie" Ruelas: "It's fairly new, so I'm taking things slow, and we'll see where it goes from there," she said.
In the wake of rumors he cheated, Dale Moss traveled from New York to California to spend Thanksgiving with his fiancée, former "The Bachelorette" star Clare Crawley. On Nov. 22, the male model posted a video of himself and the blonde beauty sitting in a car before their road trip from her home in Sacramento to San Diego, where they planned to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. According to TMZ, the newly engaged couple say "it's absolutely untrue" Dale was kissing another woman in New York City earlier this month. They claim the two women with whom he's been seen are both in relationships with other men — and one is even married. According to the webloid, Clare believes Dale is innocent, and they plan to split their time between her home in Sacramento and his home in NYC while gearing up to tie the knot.
On the Nov. 24 episode of E!'s "Daily Pop," Chrishell Stause addressed persistent rumors that she and her "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Gleb Savchenko, had an affair. "I feel like it really is annoying because it's one of those things where, you know, unfortunately, the timing of what he's going through personally, people want to make it into something it's not," she said of Gleb's recent split from his wife of 14 years, Elena Samodanova, and her subsequent allegations that he had "multiple affairs" during their marriage. "We're just friends," Chrishell continued, adding that she gets why there's so much suspicion surrounding her relationship with Gleb. "I've been on soaps. You have to have that kind of stuff sometimes when you're on the dance floor. People misinterpret that, so it is what it is," she said. The "Selling Sunset" star also joked that when she and Gleb reunited for the "DWTS" finale on Nov. 23, she told him, "Stay away from me! … Social distance! Blame it on COVID. Stay over there."
In other "Selling Sunset" and "Dancing With the Stars" romance news… During a Nov. 19 interview with Us Weekly, "Selling Sunset" boss Jason Oppenheim denied recent speculation that he and "Dancing With the Stars" pro Sharna Burgess are an item: "We just went to lunch a couple of times," he said, adding that the dancer is "super cool" and "really awesome" but that there's "nothing romantic" going on between them. "I'm not huge on dating," he explained. "Obviously COVID just doesn't make it that easy anyway. But you know, I've got my little kiddos and I've got my Netflix account and I got a one-room house and I just feel like it's hard to beat that. … I think because I'm very happy right now, I'm definitely not going to settle. … I have to find a really impressive woman, I think, to get me there. But I'm so open to it, for sure. I mean, I think I'm just open to being happy."
TMZ reported on Nov. 23 that Kourtney Kardashian is OK with Scott Disick's new relationship with Amelia Gray Hamlin because she thinks it's good for him and the three children they share. (It isn't getting in the way of his parenting or ability to co-parent.) According to the webloid, "Kourtney likes when Scott is dating someone" because "that's when he's the most grounded, happy and responsible as a parent" — that's how the Kardashian clan felt when he was dating Sofia Richie, and "it's the same way now that Amelia's in his life." Additionally, the former longtime couple "are on the best terms they've been on in a long time, and she sees no need to get involved in his relationships — as long as he's happy, and there's no negative effect on their children."
On the Nov. 18 episode of the "Ex Appeal" podcast, LuAnn de Lesseps said that although she still considers herself to be single, she recently started dating Hamptons-based personal trainer Garth Wakeford after meeting on a dating app. Initially, she thought the former rugby player's profile was "too good to be true," she said, but when they met in person for coffee, she was pleased to discover that he's "exactly what he looks like on the app." Gushed the reality star, "He's tall. He's handsome. He looks like a Viking!" They're not exclusive, though, explained the "Real Housewives of New York City" star. "Right now I am single. I've had a couple of dates here and there," she said, adding that her niece helped her set up accounts on Hinge and Raya — an uber-exclusive app for the rich and famous — because it's been "so hard to meet people" amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I've been kind of flirting on some dating apps. It's so much fun to date, but with COVID, it's hard to date. So I feel like flirting is the next best thing," she said, noting that it can be "a great thing" when potential suitors recognize her on the apps. "A guy is either like 'I can handle that' or 'I can't,' so it weeds out a lot of people," she explained.
Gabourey Sidibe took to Instagram on Nov. 24 to announce that she and her boyfriend of more than a year, Brandon Frankel, are engaged. "It's weird that people think we're already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see. My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever. The funniest man I've ever met. The sweetest human to exist. @brandontour made up a song for when I put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner I thought I was too independent to need. I've learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side. My partner, my best friend, my cats' daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!!" she captioned a slideshow showing off her new engagement bling.
The Sun reported on Nov. 21 that Martin Freeman is dating French writer-actress Rachel Mariam — with whom he was first seen in June, though it was unclear at the time that they were anything more than friends. "It's still early days but they are getting on really well. They have spent quite a bit of time together at his home in North London because of COVID, but Rachel was able to meet some of his friends before lockdown," said a source, adding that the 49-year-old "The Hobbit" star and his 28-year-old girlfriend "both love the same films" and he "supports her acting and writing career." It's Martin's first public romance since his 2016 split from his partner of 16 years, Amanda Abbington, with whom he shares two children.
Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods revealed on Twitter that they tied the knot on Nov. 21. ("Should I get married today? Yes or no?" tweeted the bride.) The longtime couple originally intended to exchange vows in Hawaii in July but pushed their wedding date amid the coronavirus pandemic. The "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" actor proposed to Ellie — his childhood bestie — in May 2019.
On Nov. 22, "The Hunger Games" alum Alexander Ludwig took to Instagram to announce that he and Lauren Dear are engaged. "Goldilocks and Bambi live happily ever after," he captioned a slideshow of photos with his bride-to-be. It's unclear how long they've been an item: The "Vikings" actor and the brunette beauty first started sharing photos of each other on social media over the summer.
Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan tied the knot at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Nov. 21. The country star and the hairstylist initially planned to exchange vows in Montana in late May but pushed their wedding plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. "There's never a right time in 2020 to get married, so after all the planning and replanning we were just happy we got to do it," the bride told People magazine, which published exclusive wedding photos. Gushed Jon of his new missus, "Summer was love at first sight for the first time ever in my life. … She was the first girl I've ever dated where I felt like she had my back and that we really are a team. Summer is stunningly beautiful to look at, but that doesn't compare with her heart and how caring she is. We have the most fun together — in any situation — and we laugh constantly."
Amber Riley announced on Instagram on Nov. 23 that she and Desean Black are engaged. "There was a time when I thought I didn't want or deserve this kind of love. I'm looking at a man who changed my mind. My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this. I am so proud to say, I am the future Mrs. Black. I love you @deseanblack_official and I thank you for your patience, your friendship, and your partnership! 'What God has joined together, let no man separate.' #HappilyEngaged #Engaged #BlackLove," the "Glee" alum captioned a photo of them posing together along with video showing off her new engagement ring. Desean, meanwhile, captioned the same photo and clip, "Fellas, when a woman looks at you like this, it's a clear indication that you're doing the right thing. Now, when she delivers unconditional love that you've never experienced, it's another clear indication that you've found the one. Only a fool would let someone as special as this slip away. So I did what any wise man would do and put a ring on it. I love you to pieces @msamberpriley, or should I say the future Mrs. Black. #happilyengaged A king will always protect his Queen. #blacklove #engaged." It's unclear how long they've been an item, though Desean appears in Amber's "BGE" music video, which debuted in September.
Apparently they're more serious than we were initially led to believe! On Nov. 24, Page Six reported that Sean Stewart will appear alongside new flame Audrina Patridge on the upcoming season of her reality show "The Hills: New Beginnings." The duo, who were first linked earlier this month, reportedly started dating earlier this year after meeting through mutual pals Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.
On the Nov. 20 episode of the "Almost Famous" podcast, Chris Soules revealed that things aren't completely over with Victoria Fuller, who said in September that they split because she wasn't interested in moving to Iowa to be with him. "She's a great person. We're still working on things, and I'm just trying to be a farmer," said the former star of "The Bachelor," who was first linked to the pretty brunette in April.
In other Bachelor Nation love news… Katie Morton — who competed for Colton Underwood's heart on season 23 of "The Bachelor" and then got engaged to Chris Bukowski on season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise" — revealed on the Nov. 18 episode of Us Weekly's "Here for the Right Reasons" podcast that she's dating someone new: A man she first met two years ago "randomly on the street" — just weeks before she left to shoot "Paradise." At the time, they "didn't talk at all" because she "was not in the headspace to be meeting any men," she said. Following a "not so good relationship that obviously everyone saw" — her engagement to Chris — she "had a big, sad moment" to herself. "I had to rebuild myself back up — having a lot of self-love and care, and I got back to right at the point I was right before 'Paradise' and he slid into my DMs. So it was really good timing," she explained. "I've been keeping it super private, but I was like, you know what, you can't jinx the right thing. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. If I get hurt, I get hurt. … I'm just trusting and going with my gut. I'm listening to my gut, I'm having a really, really good time, even though we're in lockdown. I'm really happy." She's since taken to her Instagram Story to share videos of herself spending time with British soccer player James Rowe, though it's unclear if they're more than friends.
The real deal or just another publicity stunt? On Nov. 17, Max Ehrich took to Instagram to share a photo of himself looking cozy with singer Mariah Angeliq at Soho Beach House in Miami. (Paparazzi also snapped them packing on the PDA at the beach — see photos here.) Five days later, Demi Lovato's ex-fiancé returned to Instagram to share a video of himself and Mariah in what appeared to be a recording studio. He explained in the caption that they've "been makin music" together.
On Nov. 23, former "Below Deck Mediterranean" star Hannah Ferrier announced on Instagram that she and her privacy-loving partner, Josh Roberts, are engaged. "And then there were three…and a ring," she captioned a photo of herself showing off her new engagement bling. The duo welcomed their first child together, daughter Ava Grace, in October.
In mid-November, JoJo Siwa revealed on Instagram that she and her boyfriend of a few months, Mark Bontempo, recently called it quits. Replying to a fan who had some unkind things to say about Mark in the wake of the split, the former "Dance Moms" star wrote, "Mark doesn't deserve hateful things like this. He deserves to have people support him. You have NO idea about [our] relationship. How much fun it was. How happy we both were, and how happy we both are. We decided it's best for us to not be in a relationship…. that's all. [We're] still friends, I still have his back and he has mine. … He is not toxic. We're teenagers. And our relationship didn't work out right now. He did nothing. I did nothing. Just better being friends." In a Nov. 15 YouTube video, Mark's sister, Madison Bontempo, said that career obligations and distance played roles in the breakup. "They both have a lot they're trying to accomplish. Life is super busy for both of them and it just was really hard," she said. "They lived like an hour and a half away from each other too so it was hard to commute." She added that there's a possibility they could reconcile somewhere down the line.
On Nov. 19, "90 Day Fiancé" star Larissa Dos Santos Lima announced on Instagram that she and off-and-on love Eric Nichols recently called it quits again. "I'm no longer in a relationship. We decided to follow separate paths for now. We are different people who have grown apart seeking development and happiness. … This is a new chapter in my life and I'm excited to see what happens next," she wrote.
During a Nov. 19 Instagram Live, fashion designer Norma Kamali revealed that her partner of a decade, Marty Edelman, proposed on her 75th birthday in June. "We all have our own calendar. We all have a different timeline of when things are supposed to happen," she said of tying the knot later in life, adding that she's "so happy." She was previously married for a decade to her former business partner, Eddie Kamali, whom she wed when she was just 19.
The Blast reported on Nov. 22 that Lena Waithe's estranged wife, Alana Mayo, finally filed for divorce earlier this month — nearly a year after they first announced they'd separated mere months after tying the knot.
On the Nov. 19 episode of Tamron Hall's eponymous talk show, Ne-Yo's wife, Crystal Renay Smith, said she found out he intended to pull the plug on their marriage earlier this year when she read about it in the tabloids. "We weren't really talking at that time. I chose to leave the relationship because of issues, and at the time, I felt like [he said that] to get back at me or to hurt me or whatever the case may be," she said. "He said that it wasn't, so I took his word for that. But it definitely didn't feel good. It was embarrassing, to say the least." Ne-Yo's comments prompted Crystal to seek therapy "to start working on my pain and my issues and everything I was dealing with internally." Explained the mother of two, "I feel like that was the right step for me to get past it, so whether we were going to be together or not, I had to heal for myself so I could get up and perform for my kids." Ultimately, the duo reconciled amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I was really, really broken up about it, but I felt like I couldn't show that to the world," Ne-Yo told Tamron of his brief split from his missus. "My pride wouldn't allow me to show that to her initially. But I think she kind of knew where I was at. … So I'm not about to waste what could potentially be maybe our last moments together not together. I'm not doing it. I'm going where my home is. I'm going where my heart is. And that was it."
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello gushed about their relationship in his new Netflix documentary, "In Wonder," which debuted on Nov. 23. The former Fifth Harmony singer said of their transition from friends to something more, "I really liked him. I guess he liked me, but I don't really know." Added Shawn, "For the past, like, four years, just being friends and not being able to see each other very often to finally being able to be together, she was always there to look out for me as a human being. She's got my back, and I think that's what your partner is for." He later explained that Camila has been a source of inspiration for him since long before they took their relationship to the next level: "We were in New York and my song comes on the radio or something, and the fact comes up that it's about her, and I'm like, 'Yeah, it's about you.' And I'm like, 'Everything is about you. They've always been about you,'" he recalled. "She goes, 'What do you mean?' I'm like, 'They're all about you. Like, every song I've ever wrote.' And I'm, like, rhyming off the songs. I'm like, 'Treat You Better,' like, all these songs. And she's like, 'Oh, my God.' She literally had no idea. This whole time I thought she, like, knew." He went on to express doubt that he could ever write a song that would accurately represent their love: "I don't [think] that I'm gonna be able to write songs that really do it justice, that can really capture the things and the feelings with her," he said. "I think it's like when you see a moon or stars and you try to take a photo of it with your iPhone, and then you just can't — it just doesn't look good. And you're like, 'It's not supposed to be captured.' You know? It's just supposed to be for us."
On the Nov. 23 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell reminisced about falling in love on the set of the 1984 drama "Swing Shift" … while they were both in relationships with other people. Goldie's first impression of Kurt, she said, was that he was "really sexy and handsome," "fun" and "a good co-star." But she was really charmed by the way he got along with her two kids from a previous relationship: daughter Kate Hudson and son Oliver Hudson. "I loved the way he looked at my children. It was really something special. … He's good with kids," she recalled. "I kind of went, 'Oh my God, this is amazing!' [But] I did have a boyfriend at the time." Chimed in Kurt, "I didn't know it at the time!" Goldie quickly ended things with the other man: "That was hard because I had to call him and tell him that we were done and that I found somebody [else] and I'm so sorry," she said. Continued the Oscar-winning actress, "But it was really interesting because I fell in love but I also fell in like [with Kurt]. And those are two pretty good deals." She went on to say that actually liking your partner is "imperative, really." As for Kurt's first impression of Goldie? "Immediately it just came out of me — I said, 'Wow, you've got a great figure!' I'd never associated that with Goldie. And she kind of looked at me and smiled, and I said, 'Yes, let's sit down and go to work and talk about it,'" he recalled. Meanwhile, during an interview with "Extra" that debuted online on Nov. 20, Goldie shared the secret to their longevity as a couple: "I know people always want the answer to that. The answer lies within you," she said. "We're alchemists. You have to be alchemists. You have to be able to turn all kinds of metal into gold. That's what we have to do. Sometimes, it takes a little finagling. Sometimes things don't go your way. But the point is you have to go deeper. You've got to find out what's going to get in the way of a love story. It's just being conscious, knowing what you want. Friendship is everything — support, friendship, being there for someone, compassion. Empathy is huge." Another thing that helps? "I love being around him," she said.
During an interview for the cover of Glamour's November 2020 Digital U.K. issue, which debuted online on Nov. 23, Nicole Kidman opened up about how her husband, Keith Urban, "saved" her from the epidemic of loneliness caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "I have a very good relationship. It is a very soothing, comforting place for me to go, and he's a very strong, warm, kind man. I'm very fortunate to have that in my life, because it's a really strong place to be able to go and curl up. And this is a lonely world, right?" she said. "That's sort of an extraordinary thing to have found, particularly later in my life. But it saved me, as well, which is a beautiful thing to have. … They say loneliness is the great killer. It causes so much pain and I've been lonely, and it is very, very, very hard. You see it in older people. You see it in young people. You see it now in this world. We can't even hug anymore. Loneliness is an epidemic. So I am very fortunate to come home to him. My heart goes out to the people who don't have a person to go to now."