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 early March 2019, starting with one of our favorite former teen heartthrobs… Zac Efron sparked rumors that he's dating Olympic swimmer Sarah Bro after they were photographed sitting together at the UFC 235 fight in Las Vegas on March 2. A witness told E! News that the pair "looked like they were having a great time" and were "smiling and laughing in their seats." Said the source, "Zac was approached by multiple fans and Sarah was very patient as Zac spoke to everyone who approached him." According to the insider, the duo were "not overly publicly affectionate" and "weren't doing anything to attract any additional attention." They reportedly left together following the fight. Further fueling the dating speculation, both Zac and the Danish athlete took to Instagram to share photos of themselves at the Feb. 28 Los Angeles Kings hockey game: He posted a selfie showing off his Kings hat, while she shared a photo of herself wearing a custom jersey while posing in the locker room. On March 6, Us Weekly reported that it's no coincidence: According to a source, they're an item. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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What a whirlwind! Danielle Staub finalized her extremely contentious divorce from third husband Marty Caffrey on Feb. 21. Exactly a week later, People magazine broke the news that the star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and her new boyfriend, Olivier Maier, got engaged in St. Barts on Feb. 28 — just three days after she debuted their relationship on Instagram — and were planning to tie the knot at a Justice of the Peace in New York City on March 4. "I'm madly in love," the reality star told People. "I'm feeling elated and excited for the next stage of my life. I'm going to marry the man of my possible dreams and hopefully I'll spend the rest of my life in bliss." According to People, the duo met in October through a mutual friend whom the self-styled "Duke of Provence" was dating at the time. (He takes full responsibility for how that relationship ended, he told People, saying that he "didn't intend" to be unfaithful to his ex.) Danielle and Olivier reportedly took their friendship to the next level in February — after she got over her bad first impression of him. "I quite frankly couldn't stand him when I first met him. He's so strong-willed, and at first, I read that as rude, and arrogant and entitled. It wasn't until I got to know him that I saw the other side," she said, adding that she wasn't looking for a relationship when she "fell madly in love" with Olivier, who was "instantly attracted" to her and pursued her "adamantly." But within days, the pair's race to the altar had abruptly ended: Danielle told TMZ on March 2 that she put her nuptials on hold because her two adult daughters were "pushing back" about her getting married to a new man so soon. Two days after that, multiple media outlets reported that Danielle and Oliver had called it quits. But not so! On March 4, the reality star took to her Instagram Story to shoot down the reports that they'd parted ways by sharing a video of herself and Olivier sharing a tender moment during a night out. "Per the rumors that he and I are not together, here I am with my love," Danielle said before pecking her beau on the cheek. "I love you," he told her. "And there you go!" she concluded with a smile.
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TMZ reported on Feb. 28 that contrary to claims that he was simply under the weather, Travis Scott actually canceled his concert that night in Buffalo, New York, to stay in Los Angeles with Kylie Jenner after she accused him of cheating. According to the webloid, the trouble started when the rapper flew to L.A. during a brief break from his "Astroworld" tour to surprise the makeup mogul and their daughter, Stormi. On Feb. 27, Kylie reportedly discovered "evidence" that her beau had been unfaithful, prompting a huge blowup that bled into the following day. On the evening of the 28th — and into the wee hours of the March 1 — the reality star went out to dinner and then hit up a nightclub with some girlfriends. Meanwhile, People magazine reported that a rep for the "Goosebumps" chart-topper was "strongly denying … that he was unfaithful" or that he and Kylie "had a fight about cheating." But then Travis deleted his Instagram account, prompting TMZ to report on March 5 that Kylie accused her beau of cheating after she "found a number of what she deemed 'overly friendly' DMs between him and several women with whom he'd been chatting." Travis reportedly maintains the messages were just "flirting" and that he never acted on anything. He deleted his Instagram account, which he'd reactivated by the 5th, to prove his loyalty to his "wifey." TMZ adds that Travis has been "begging for forgiveness" and "working behind-the-scenes, as well, to make things right." But Kylie has reportedly been distant, focusing on herself and her friends as she cools down.
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On the March 1 episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk," Jordyn Woods told her side of the story regarding her alleged affair with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend Tristan Thompson. During the emotional interview, Kylie Jenner's former BFF took full responsibility for the situation but maintained that she never slept with the basketball player and never got blackout drunk in his presence, though she admitted she was drunk and made a mistake when she decided to go back to his house with a group of friends after a night of partying. According to Jordyn, there was never any PDA or flirtation between herself and Tristan until she left in the morning — while people were still partying — and he kissed her on the lips. She also said she's "no homewrecker," insisted that she never had a long-term affair with Tristan (as some media outlets have reported), implied that he and Khloe were already broken up when the whole thing went down and said that she's completely confident she's not the reason why Khloe and Tristan aren't together. Khloe wasn't buying it though. "Why are you lying @jordynwoods ?? If you're going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!" she tweeted shortly after the interview aired. "Tristan is equally to blame but Tristan is the father of my child. Regardless of what he does to me I won't do that to my daughter. He has been addressing this situation PRIVATELY. If Tristan were to lie publicly about what conspired,then yes I would address him publicly as well." By the following day, the single mom had experienced a slight change of heart: "This has been an awful week & I know everyone is sick of hearing about it all (as am I). I'm a rollercoaster of emotions & have said things I shouldn't have. Honestly, Tristan cheating on me & humiliating me, wasn't such a shock as the first time," she tweeted on March 2. "What's been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister. But Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan's fault. … I have to move on with my life & count my blessings, my family, my health, & my beautiful baby True."
Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson wasted no time getting back out there following his most recent breakup from Khloe Kardashian amid reports that he cheated with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods. On Feb. 27, the basketball star stepped out for a four-hour dinner with model Karizma Ramirez in New York City. According to DailyMail.com, the duo arrived and left separately — both times within minutes of each other — and were joined by Tristan's teammate Jordan Clarkson. Tristan and Karizma, who was previously linked to Chris Brown, stepped out again for dinner in NYC on March 5.
Radar Online reported on Feb. 28 that, according to their sources, Teresa Giudice has her divorce from Joe Giudice "all planned out" and could file papers "within weeks" — as soon as a judge determines whether or not he'll be deported after he's released from prison. If Joe is deported, Teresa "will cave" and file for divorce, said a source, adding that the star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been "in denial" about her hubby getting the boot from the U.S. However, if Joe wins his appeal to stay in the country, the divorce "won't happen right away, but it will happen [eventually]." Then on March 6, People magazine published an exclusive clip from the final part of the "RHONJ" reunion special, which was taped in January, in which Teresa confirms that she does intend to divorce Joe if he's deported — as had been previously reported. "I'm not doing a long-distance relationship. I'm just not doing it," she told host Andy Cohen. "I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens — I'm sure he'll be with other women. It happens. You do the long-distance thing, it's not going to work. I'd be like, 'Bye bye.'" Continued the mother of four girls, "Unless my kids say, 'Mommy, I want to move to Italy,' [we are not going]. Gia's going to college next year. I haven't spoken to Milania or Audriana about it — we haven't gotten there yet. And Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She was like, 'That would be so hard for me, Mommy.' She doesn't speak the language. She's like, 'That would kill me even more.' It's like starting a whole new life, and they've been through so much already."
Ariana Grande and Big Sean sparked reconciliation rumors when they met up at a recording studio in Los Angeles on Feb. 27 and then left together in his car. The "Best Mistake" collaborators previously dated for eight months between late 2014 and early 2015.
Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson are still going strong. The age-mismatched duo took their romance to the East Coast in early March. First, they were photographed holding hands on their way into the "Saturday Night Live" afterparty in Manhattan on March 2. The following day, they were caught on camera holding hands on their way into Madison Square Garden, where they were later snapped kissing during the New York Rangers hockey game. But the week wasn't without its hiccups for the A-list actress…
Kate Beckinsale's former love, comedian Matt Rife, shared some shady words about his ex during a March 4 chat with TMZ in Hollywood. After revealing that he met the actress, who's 22 years his senior, at The Laugh Factory in March 2017 when he was just 21, the comedian said, "We dated for a year and it was complicated, for sure — a lot of ups and downs. But she's moved on [with Pete Davidson], and I'm happy. I'm hoping that they both found or are getting out of it whatever they want to get out of it." So does he have any advice for Pete? "Man to man? Run. Enjoy it while you can. I hope they're both happy. I hope that it can build to where it's an established, good relationship. I don't know. I haven't spoken to her in a while. I haven't spoken to Pete in probably the same amount of time, if not longer. So I wish them both the best. I hope they're happy. I don't really have any solid advice. Just be careful." TMZ then asked if there's any chance he could reconcile with the "Underworld" star when they're both single. "No," he said. "No, absolutely not. No, not a chance." He concluded by wishing "best of luck" to her and her new beau.
People magazine reported on March 5 that, according to a source, Demi Lovato and Henry Levy recently called it quits. The insider alleged that the designer was never the singer's "sober companion" as some media outlets reported when the duo were first linked in late 2018.
Zayn Malik prompted rumors that he and Gigi Hadid reconciled (again) with a single March 2 tweet: "@GiGiHadid love you," he wrote on the micro-blogging platform. He has not tweeted again since. The off-and-on couple of several years most recently parted ways in late 2018.
The Mirror reported on March 5 that Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield called it quits earlier this year. "The relationship just fizzled out. It's sad but they have both accepted the situation and moved on," said a source. But The Sun characterized the breakup a tad differently, reporting that the Oscar nominee dumped the singer because he was turned off by the spotlight on her. "Rita is cut up about the whole situation," said a source. "Andrew split up with her recently and it's been hard going as they had spent a lot of time together. They spent Christmas together and she thought things were going well between them. Her career is going from strength to strength and [she] lives her life in the spotlight but he told her he wanted to lead a more private life. Rita had tried to do that and had kept their romance off social media but things didn't work out. She is currently on tour in Australia and is using it to distract herself from the whole situation."
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola took to Instagram on March 5 to announce that she and her boyfriend of two years, Christian Biscardi, are engaged. "I'm completely overwhelmed with happiness. Yesterday was the best day of my life! I get to marry my other half, best friend and soulmate. ❤️ I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you @_biscardi I love you!! #Fiance #MrsBiscardi 💍💍💍 #Stillcryingtearsofhappiness," the former "Jersey Shore" star captioned a photo from the proposal.
It was a big week for allegedly rekindled couple Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus! The duo were photographed walking together in New York City on March 1, just a few days after Us Weekly reported that they'd "picked up right where they left off" after reconnecting following their mid-2018 breakup. Two days later, the "Saturday Night Live" producer was photographed walking behind the Oscar winner at the NYC premiere of his new Netflix film, "Triple Frontier."
TMZ reported on March 1 that Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev reunited in Los Angeles in late February for a fancy date night that included "lots of flirting." (The dancer shared a video clip of their night out on the town on his Instagram Story.) According to the webloid, the professional wrestler is "really into" her former "Dancing With the Stars" partner and things between them are "turning serious." The pair were first linked in January after spending time together over the holidays.
Page Six reported on March 6 that E! host Morgan Stewart, who's married to her former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" co-star Brendan Fitzpatrick, had an affair of more than two years with her boss, former E! exec Bryce Kristensen (right), who's also married. "I think the whole company knows," said an NBCUniversal insider. "It was brought to the attention of [human resources] by multiple people because the behavior was so obvious." According to another insider, E! employees first realized that a workplace romance was afoot in late 2016. Sources told Page Six that the pair's suspicious behavior included PDA in the office, extreme flirtation on social media and coordinating hotel arrangements during business trips. According to Page Six, E! launched an internal investigation after "multiple people at the company" complained about the duo's inappropriate relationship — which they've denied — to HR. Ultimately, E! fired Bryce in January, though a source told Page Six that the decision to let him go was "completely unrelated to any alleged relationship." Bryce told the publication, "Morgan and I have been friends and colleagues for years, and nothing more than that." Morgan, meanwhile, remains a fixture on the E! lineup. She told Page Six, "Bryce and I have known each other since the beginning of my career and have been nothing more than friends and colleagues. I look forward to moving past these hurtful rumors and innuendo. As for Brendan and I, we remain happily married."
The Mirror reported on March 2 that Spice Girls singer Emma Bunton and her love of more than two decades, Jade Jones — with whom she shares two sons and to whom she got engaged in 2011 — are finally making moves to tie the knot. According to the British tabloid, the couple plan to make it official at London's Old Marylebone Town Hall. The singer reportedly gave notice of intent to marry (which is required in England before a couple weds) at the Enfield Register Office.
People magazine reported on Feb. 28 that Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q called it quits after four years of coupledom. The pair got engaged in early 2015 following a courtship of less than two months.
Tamron Hall took to Instagram on March 4 to drop a major bombshell: Not only is she mere weeks away from welcoming her first child but she also secretly tied the knot. "I've wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y'all. So, it's clear a daytime talk show isn't the only thing I've been trying to produce! There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles. My husband Steven and I are beyond excited!" she captioned a photo of herself cradling her baby bump. According to Page Six, the former "Today" show host married music executive Steven Greener, though it's unclear when exactly they started seeing each other or tied the knot.
During her big return to her eponymous talk show on March 4, Wendy Williams shot down rumors that her time away from the purple chair had something to do with trouble in her marriage of more than two decades to Kevin Hunter. "I want to shout-out to my husband. I am still wearing my ring," she said. "When you've been with somebody for 28 years, married for 25 years … we know each other. He's my best friend. He's my lover." Continued the hostess of reports that her husband recently got his longtime mistress pregnant, "I know what you've been seeing, and I know what the streets have been talking about. … I'm still very much in love with my husband. … Anybody who has been married for five minutes or 500 years, you know marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriages are not easy. And don't ask me about mine until you see [my wedding ring] gone — it ain't going anywhere, not in this lifetime."
Media Take Out, which should be taken with a grain of salt, reported on March 4 that Issa Rae is engaged to her love of more than a decade, Senegal-born businessman Louis Diame. The "Insecure" star first prompted engagement rumors when she took to her Instagram Story in early March to share a photo of herself rocking a giant diamond ring, though it's unclear when the selfie — which happened to be an ad for Covergirl — was actually taken.
Meanwhile, Issa Rae's "Insecure" co-star Yvonne Orji revealed on the Feb. 13 episode of her "Jesus and Jollof" podcast that she and ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho are no longer an item. "I am newly single," she said, adding that she's "happy" because she trusts that the breakup is part of God's plan for her. The 35-year-old actress, who's a virgin, also said that part of the reason why the split has been so easy is because she and her ex were never physically intimate.
Former "Sister, Sister" star Marques Houston took to Instagram on March 4 to announce that he and his girlfriend of five months, Miya, are engaged. "She said 'YES,'" the former child star captioned a photo of their entwined hands showing off her engagement ring during a walk on the beach. He then shared several more pictures from their engagement photoshoot.
CNN's Ana Navarro married lawyer and lobbyist Al Cardenas in Miami Beach on March 2. According to People magazine, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Mitt Romney were among the famous faces who attended the wedding, during which the bride donned a gown by Luis Escudero for Rene Ruiz Collection. Ana took to Instagram in October to announce that she and Al had gotten engaged.
According to The Blast, "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker filed to divorce his wife of five years, Boogie Tillmon Parker, in Los Angeles on March 5. He reportedly listed their date of separation as Feb. 28, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asked the court to deny any spousal support due to his prenup with his second missus. He's also requesting joint custody of the daughter they share.
On the March 1 episode of "The Real," Jeannie Mai opened up about her late 2017 split from her husband of 10 years, Freddy Harteis, saying that she was shocked and felt "slapped in the face" when she was ordered to pay him spousal support even though he allegedly had more money than her. "That really taught me a lesson today about looking out for myself because it was an emotional thing," she said. Her ex's new girlfriend, Linsey Toole, caught wind of Jeannie's comments and took to Instagram to issue a lengthy response: "Looking out for YOURSELF is why you're STILL miserable. Your complete focus on YOURSELF is why you're DIVORCED. YOURSELF being the most important thing to you in the entire world is why you keep making up LIES for MORE attention. MOVE ON. Ain't nobody talking about YOU. Because we don't care," she wrote. "Stop trying to tear someone down who has done absolutely NOTHING to you. Never one time has Freddy brought up your name or drug it through the mud where it belongs. Every week you got some new dramatic story so that you can get more pity and more attention. How many more lies are you going to make up before you are satisfied? Freddy and I are both working our butts off to have what we have. Not because you gave anything. Freddy walked away from 1 MILLION dollars so he could finally give our family peace. And God has blessed him fruitfully in doing so! Let it go. Stop trying to make up things for people to feel sorry for you. You made Freddy sign to keep his mouth closed. I didn't sign for this very reason. I knew you would come back at his throat again. I will speak the truth Jeanie. I'm pre warning you that I will tell what really happened if you continue to publicly lie and humiliate Freddy."
The Jonas Brothers released "Sucker," their first single since reuniting musically after a lengthy hiatus, on Feb. 28. The trio enlisted the ladies in their lives — Nick Jonas's new wife Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas's fiancée Sophie Turner and Kevin Jonas's wife Danielle Jonas — for the accompanying music video, which is inspired by "The Favourite."
Kendra Wilkinson is abstaining from physical intimacy, she revealed on Twitter on March 5 in a post accompanying a selfie. The former star of "The Girls Next Door" finalized her divorce from Hank Baskett on Feb. 21.
In early March, Diddy took to Instagram to share a photo of himself cuddling former partner Kim Porter, who died in November. He captioned the sweet shot with the broken-heart emoji and "SMH," the acronym for "shaking my head." After a fan commented, "When she was alive you didn't wanna marry her," the music mogul replied, "I know. Played myself smh." The duo were an item off and on for more than a decade and shared three children.