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 mid-September 2019, starting with a shocking split… On Sept. 6, actress Zooey Deschanel and film producer Jacob Pechenik released a statement announcing that they're calling it quits after four years of marriage and two kids together. "After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners," they said. "We remain committed to our business, our values, and most of all, our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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The Sun reported on Sept. 7 that Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton — who are currently co-starring in the Broadway production of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" — have been secretly seeing each other for more than six months. "Tom really has fallen for Zawe in a big way," said a source. "But he is so paranoid about his private life since his relationship with Taylor [Swift] that he has gone to great lengths to keep this under wraps." Added the insider of Tom and Zawe, "They now spend most weekends together and going for long walks with his dog. He thinks this could be the love of his life — he's ready to settle down." Another source, however, told The Sun that the duo are just "close friends."
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Wait, what?! During a Sept. 4 chat with multiple media outlets, Frankie Grande seemingly confirmed that sister Ariana Grande is dating Mikey Foster, to whom she was first linked in August. After singing Mikey's praises, Frankie said that he and his boyfriend recently double-dated with the pair. But on Sept. 5, Frankie backtracked: "Ariana and Mikey Foster are not in a relationship. She is single. My comments about our recent hang as friends were not meant to be taken literally," he said. "[My boyfriend] and I were on a date, which is why I referred to it as a double-date when we had plans with them, without realizing what the term insinuated about THEIR relationship outside of my own. It was literally four people meeting up as friends, and I would never comment on something so personal about her life anyway." He also wrote in a since-deleted tweet, "My sister is not in a relationship. Everyone relax. She is very much single."
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On Sept. 5, a judge in New York's Suffolk County signed off on Matt Lauer and Annette Roque's divorce, officially ending their marriage of more than 20 years. According to Page Six, the former couple are on "good terms" in the wake of their split.
Jenny Slate took to Instagram on Sept. 9 to announce that she and artist Ben Shattuck — to whom she was first publicly linked in January — are engaged. "He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES. I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going," she captioned a slideshow of photos, including a shot of her new engagement bling. "In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me," the gallery curator captioned a slideshow of his own.
"This Is Us" star Susan Kelechi Watson took to Instagram on Sept. 7 to announce that she and actor Jaime Lincoln Smith are engaged. "Forever Ever," the actress captioned a slideshow of photos showing off her new engagement bling.
Holly Marie Combs and restaurateur Mike Ryan tied the knot in a redwood grove at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California, on Sept. 7. Guests included the bride's former "Charmed" co-stars Brian Krause and Drew Fuller.
Victoria's Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro and Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Joakim Noah, who started dating in 2018, got engaged during Nevada's Burning Man festival, they revealed on Instagram on Sept. 7. "[He] surprised me at my fav place in the world and proposed 💍 And I couldn't be happier! We are getting married guys," the model captioned a photo of herself and her love embracing following the proposal. "Proposing to you was the easiest decision of my life. Seeing that smile riding the playa at the burn… I will never forget that. I got your back picanha!!! I know you know because I tell you everyday. I love u. On another note this wedding is about to be lit," Joakim captioned a slideshow of photos of himself and his love.
Anthony Michael Hall took to Instagram on Sept. 7 to announce that he and Lucia Oskerova got engaged while vacationing in Italy. "She Said Yes🙏And I am truly Blessed. (9.4.19 Taormina, Sicily)," he captioned a collage of photos of the actress. He later shared another collage of photos of himself and Lucia, including a shot of her new engagement bling. The "War Machine" co-stars were first publicly linked in the summer of 2016.
Stop us if you've heard this one before… Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley called it quits (again). According to People magazine, she's already "moved out of the house" they shared. But, of course, that's not the end of the story. The mother of two took to her Instagram Story on Sept. 5 to publicly accuse her ex of cheating on her. After posting a few old photos of Ronnie in various compromising positions with other women, Jen shared a photo of the "Jersey Shore" star and a mystery woman (whom Jen called "the groupie" and identified as a married woman from Orange County named Robin) hanging out on a boat as the woman wrapped an arm around him. "Is this love??!! … This is Ron this weekend with another girl again," Jen wrote across the shot. But a source told Us Weekly that the other girl isn't married — and she's just a friend: "Ronnie did not cheat. That girl is a friend of his and that was from a boat party on Monday [Sept. 2] with a bunch of people," said the insider. "She was there for him because [he and Jen] broke up middle of last week and she was being that friend consoling him. He was really upset." Jen also accused MTV, Ron and his "Jersey Shore" co-stars of abusing her. "Everyone always apologizes to me for saying the things they have to say about me, but I can't take the abuse anymore," she wrote. "It's not me, I can prove everything!! I'm the one bullied and abused by everyone. Just because I don't post the things that happen to me doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Isn't it weird you never hear my side?? Because I don't need to tell it." She went on to accuse MTV of protecting Ron because he's their "asset." She also shared old quotes from Ronnie's ex Malika Haqq about his "very aggressive … verbally aggressive … physically aggressive" way of expressing "his love language." Jen used Malika's quotes to make a point about their mutual ex: "It's not [just] me. They dated 1 month," she wrote.
"Happy Days" star Anson Williams, who played sweet and gullible singer Potsie on the beloved 1970s TV show, wants to end his 30-year marriage to second wife Jackie. TMZ reported that the actor, who later became a successful TV director, filed for divorce on Sept. 11. The couple, seen here in 1993, reportedly have four kids together. Anson is also a father of one with his first wife.
Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes took to Instagram on Sept. 10 to reveal what happened between them after they left Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise" to pursue their relationship away from the cameras. "sorry we had to leave #bachelorinparadise early, the vantasy suite waits for no one," he captioned a slideshow of photos of himself and the blonde beauty camping in his van. "Lots of ramen, very few showers, and a whole lot of happiness," the former pageant queen captioned a slideshow of similar shots. On the Sept. 9 episode of his "Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast, Dean revealed that things are serious between him and Caelynn, whom he called his "girlfriend" — so serious, in fact, that they're now sharing a two-year cell phone plan. (He called it "the biggest step" he's ever taken in a relationship.) He also said that they're doing well in spite of their differences.
Tara Reid debuted her new boyfriend, music producer and club promoter Nathan Montpetit-Howar, on Instagram on Sept. 4. "Having the most amazing time with my man in Cabo," she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself and her beau vacationing in Mexico. According to Page Six, the pair were first seen together in April. "Nate and I have known each other for years and have recently started dating," the actress told the New York Post gossip column on Sept. 5. "It's early days but we love spending time together."
Whatever was going on with Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse earlier this summer, one thing is now clear: The "Riverdale" co-stars are together. During an interview with Coveteur that hit the Internet on Sept. 8, the actress referred to the former child star as her boyfriend while discussing her plans for her Halloween costume. "I think I'm leaning in towards a character for Halloween," she said. "I think I'm going to do it with my boyfriend, Cole. I don't want to spoil it if it's not going to happen, but it's a TV duo."
On the Sept. 5 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kirsten Dunst cleared up the confusion about whether or not she and Jesse Plemons are secretly married, calling him her "fiancé" and saying that they're "not married yet."
Former "The Bachelor" star Arie Luyendyk Jr. and wife Lauren Burnham renewed their wedding vows in a ceremony officiated by singer Montell Jordan at a chapel in Las Vegas on Sept. 7. "We got married on Saturday (again) in the back of a pink caddy in Vegas. Our new friend and legend @mrjordan1911 officiated (Elvis sat this one out)," he captioned a slideshow of photos of himself and his missus on their second wedding day. "@ariejr's so nice I married him twice!💒 We always joked about ditching our plans for the first wedding and eloping in Vegas so we thought, what the heck, why not have both? Best decision we ever made as this day will be a hilarious memory we will cherish forever. Thank you @mrjordan1911 for officiating this special moment for us," Lauren captioned a slideshow of her own.
Kelly Dodd and her new boyfriend, Rick Leventhal, have only been dating for about a month, but the reality star is already thinking marriage. After a fan commented on a recent Instagram photo of the couple vacationing together, calling the Fox News journalist "a 10/10 perfect score," Kelly replied, "That's weird because we are getting married 10/10/2020." On Sept. 11, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, the pair are not engaged … in spite of the marriage talk.
A big step! Jessie J and Channing Tatum, who've been dating since late 2018, posed for their first official photo as a couple (granted, they were joined by three pals) at the Cinespia screening of "Blade Runner" presented by Amazon Studios & Amazon Prime Video at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sept. 7. Could a red carpet debut be in the works?!
During a Sept. 7 interview with Us Weekly, Jana Kramer said that having her second child, son Jace, "fixed" her relationship with husband Mike Caussin following a cheating scandal. "I've always said a baby is not going to fix a marriage until it fixed ours," she said. "I have a hard time because … people always say that's not going to help your relationship, but it helped ours. Having Jace literally saved our marriage." Chimed in the father of two, "I think it's a little different because we weren't like, 'We're having a hard time. Let's try to have a kid and make it all better.' It was, 'We're having a hard time [and] you found out you're pregnant.' It wasn't like we had a discussion about how it could solve [our relationship]."
During an interview with ES Magazine that hit the Internet on Sept. 5, Jennifer Lopez revealed that, due to their various work commitments, she and Alex Rodriguez still haven't made any headway when it comes to planning their upcoming nuptials. "We're going to have to pick a day, pick a time and block it out, but we're definitely talking about it," she said, adding that marriage is "important" to her and her fiancé. "We both come from traditional Latin families and we want that," she said. "Everyone wants somebody to grow old with." The couple have at least one detail planned, A-Rod revealed on the Sept. 10 edition of the "Today" show: They're going to have a destination wedding. "I got one clue for y'all. One wedding clue. It's gonna be a long flight," he said, adding that when it comes to wedding planning, he lets J.Lo take the lead. "When you think about wedding plans and Jennifer is your partner, all you do is — you do a lot of nodding," he said. "I don't know where the location is, I don't know what I'm wearing, I don't know when it is. I'll just show up." He also said that they'll likely share a traditional first dance after saying "I do," that they'll serve "ballpark franks" rather than fancy hors d'oeuvres during the reception, and that they have a "the more the merrier" policy when it comes to the "all-inclusive" guest list, which may include some former loves. "I would say exes are invited to the wedding," he said. The baseball star then predicted that both he and Jennifer will "shed some tears" on their big day.
During a Sept. 10 interview with Us Weekly, Robby Hayes shed some light on his relationship with Lindsie Chrisley, which her father, Todd Chrisley, revealed earlier this year, calling it an "extramarital affair." Said the Bachelor Nation personality, "It was more serious than a one-time thing, but we never became official. … We went through the dating and courting stages, and we were flirting. I took her out; I took her to baseball games, events that we were both invited to from a public personality aspect. … We never got to that committal stage, and part of that was she's got her life out there with her kid and her ex-husband. … I enjoyed spending time with her but we never got to that. … We haven't been sexually active with each other in two years, but back then we had a fling." He went on to address Lindsie's drama with her family: "I feel sorry for Lindsie first and foremost," he said. "I'm an innocent bystander catching flak from what should be a personal, internal family affair, but what happens to me is nothing compared to what's happening to Lindsie right now. … Looking at her, someone who's a friend, it's difficult. We talk every day. If anything, this thing has brought us closer together."
Getting serious! Tarek El Moussa and his girlfriend of a few months, Heather Rae Young, made their red carpet debut at the premiere of HGTV's "A Very Brady Renovation" at The Garland hotel in Hollywood on Sept. 5.
Another duo who made their official debut this week? Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa, who've become permanent fixtures at each other's sides since they were first linked in July. The pair posed together on Sept. 11 at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 presentation during New York Fashion Week.
On Sept. 6, Us Weekly published text messages between Andrew Glennon and a woman he met on Instagram that he handed over in an attempt to deny that he cheated on former partner Amber Portwood — as the "Teen Mom" star claimed earlier this month. In the messages, Andrew confides in his female friend, telling her that he feels like Amber is "tearing me down as a form of psychological control." After chatting about the reality star's Fourth of July machete incident, Andrew tells the woman to "fly out here and teach me banking," adding that it's only "like a 2hr flight" between Connecticut, where she lives, and Indiana, where he lives. In one text, the woman tells Andrew, "I'm engaged and I have two kids but we can be friends if you need someone to talk to. … Seems like you need a friend just to talk to." During another point in the conversation, the woman sends Andrew a makeup-free photo of herself. He then calls her "super pretty" and compliments her on her "natural beauty." But things soon turned sour, with Andrew accusing his pal of leaking "a story to the press about me wanting you to come to Indiana in a romantic context," which she denied. He then launched into a lengthy rant: "I don't even know you. You think because my relationship is on the rocks I'm going to entertain a stranger coming onto me?" he wrote, calling the woman disingenuous, as well as "controlling and needy." Added Andrew, "I don't want anything to do with you. You're like an ambulance chaser looking for hurt men to try and coerce into some type of whack relationship. NOTHING REAL BEGINS ONLINE via social media, or anything to do with texting, messaging, online dating sites or any of that desperation. … My heart is hurt, my family is broken, and you need to step back asap. I'm not on the market, never will be." According to Us, Andrew maintains that he contacted the woman because she was "in a similar relationship" and "had lots of advice to give." He insists he was being sarcastic when he invited her to visit him and only told her she was "super pretty" because he was trying to "uplift someone who was bashing themselves." Claims the single dad, "There has never been any romantic involvement between this woman banker and I. … I DO NOT want a girlfriend anytime soon and am perfectly happy being a single father." But according to an Us Weekly source, "Andrew has made a habit out of inviting girls to Indiana. That woman is not the only one who he'd been talking to. … Normally when you're flirting with a woman you met online and you suggest she comes to visit, it isn't really described as sarcasm."
On the Sept. 9 finale of the first season of "The Hills: New Beginnings," Brody Jenner insisted that he and Kaitlynn Carter, who parted ways in late July, were "great" and "extremely happy, extremely in love." He also said that there was "absolutely not" any drama in their purported marriage, which he maintained was real during a conversation with Spencer Pratt. "There's a lot of legality involved. I don't believe in the whole signing part of it, but everything else, I'm with it," he said. When Spencer insisted that means their marriage isn't legally binding, Brody fired back, "That doesn't mean that we're not married. Of course we're married. … We are married! … We're fine with the way our marriage is set up just perfect." The rest of the episode centered around Spencer and wife Heidi Pratt's vow renewal ceremony, as well as the whispers that Brody and Kaitlynn were never legally married, which she finally admitted, saying they planned to make things legal after they got some "financial things" sorted. Then Brody started singing a different tune about legalizing the marriage, telling Kaitlynn, "It sounds like such a headache," he said. "You have to also be realistic. Ten, 15 years down the line, who knows what's going to happen?" As for the rumors that Brody had been sleeping with other women, "Not without me being involved," Kaitlynn finally revealed. "Everything with me and Brody is under my control." For weeks, there have been reports that the pair were polyamorous during their relationship.
Kehlani and rapper YG debuted their romance during New York Fashion Week. A day after TMZ caught them walking arm-in-arm on their way into the Sept. 5 Kith presentation, the pair made their red carpet debut at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" celebration. (The "CRZY" singer replied with an "mmhm" when a TMZ videographer asked her if it was "safe to say it's official" between them.) The pair also went Instagram official: "cats out the bag," Kehlani captioned a slideshow of photos of herself and YG packing on the PDA.
Hayden Panettiere has reportedly moved on from her troubled former love, Brian Hickerson (pictured), with his brother, Zach Hickerson. The new couple were photographed holding hands in New York City on Sept. 4. At the time, sources told Radar Online and InTouch (both outlets published photos of the PDA-packed outing) that the actress and the South Carolina-based pastor are just friends. "They have been friends for as long as she's been dating Brian; Zach and Brian are close," one insider told InTouch. "Zach was in NYC for a job interview and he linked up with Hayden who was already in town. They were just goofing off and holding hands as friends." The source added that "it's hard on Brian that he can't be in public with Hayden" due to the protective order that bars him from being near her. Said the source, "He loves her. … Brian says that he and Hayden have not broken up. They have never broken up." But on Sept. 11, Radar reported that according to their sources, Hayden and Zach have "been involved for two months now." Said one source, "I don't know if it's better than the alternative. … How strange it may be, the one positive thing about this is Zach is certainly not the violent temper that Brian is. … Those close to Hayden are not going to pretend to understand it or condone it … [but] there's nothing anyone can do. … She has been reluctant to talk about it because she knows how people feel — it's definitely something she would not want to discuss. And she doesn't want to share too much especially because of what's going on with Brian and his legal issues."
During a Sept. 6 interview with "People Now," Melanie Griffith said she's a fan of daughter Dakota Johnson's rekindled relationship with Chris Martin. "I love my daughter's boyfriend," she said, adding that she thinks "they're an awesome couple."
Wendy Williams couldn't stop talking about her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, or her new life as a single woman while promoting the upcoming 11th season of her eponymous talk show. On the Sept. 8 episode of "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen," she said that she would "abso-effing-lutely" get a prenup if she ever marries again. (She previously revealed that she and Kevin did not have a prenup when they tied the knot.) She also said that she's currently seeing "many men," that her ideal man would be between the ages of 48 and 65 and at least 5-foot-8, and that she and her ex are on decent terms because they "have to be" because they were together for 25 years. "He messed up, but, hey, life moves on," she said. During an appearance on "The View," Wendy explained why she ultimately decided to walk away from the marriage: "Infidelity is one thing. A full baby is a whole 'nother topic," she said. "I'm not changing Pampers. I wanna be pampered!" (She previously implied that she and Kevin may have been able to move past his affair if he hadn't welcomed a daughter with his mistress.) She also explained why she's refrained from publicly bashing her ex: "Kevin's not a bad man," she said. "You just can't throw away 25 years and then start talking recklessly about the other person. What does that say about you? I chose him and he chose me. That's the way it is. … Kevin will always be my family, no matter what and that's that." But on Sept. 10, Page Six reported that the talk show host is simply "playing nice so that [Kevin] can sign the divorce papers and she can move on with her new, single life." The New York Post's gossip column also reported that when Wendy first found out that Kevin was having an affair, they "came to an arrangement" that he could do what he pleased as long as he didn't have children outside of the marriage. "She said, 'Don't embarrass me,'" said a source. And finally, on the Sept. 11 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," Wendy said of herself, "I'm a wife. I'm not a girlfriend. And I will get married again. There will be a prenuptial agreement, and by the way … we will not be living in the same house. Marriage under new circumstance. … I need a man with a full career and his own money and his own situation. I don't want anything from you except for your love and respect. Don't ask anything of me but love and respect."
The Sun reported on Sept. 6 that during a recent listening party for his upcoming second album, Niall Horan dished on his new song "Put a Little Love On Me," which he described as "a sad, sad, sad ballad" that "could potentially be my favorite song I've ever written." He then explained how his late-2018 breakup from Hailee Steinfeld inspired the track: "I'd just gone through a breakup and it was all very real. It was very easy to sit down at the piano and speak and see what happens," he said. And if there's any question that it was Hailee who inspired the song, the singer also confirmed that he wrote his new album "in about a seven-month period" starting "in the last couple of weeks of October." Here's what he sings on the ballad: "When the lights come up and there's no shadows dancing, I look around as my heart is collapsing / Because you're the only one I need, so put a little love on me."
Us Weekly reported on Sept. 9 that, according to a source, Kourtney Kardashian is happy for her former partner, Scott Disick, and his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie, and thinks the model "brings out the best" in him. "Kourtney and Sofia share a common background and lifestyle, and Sofia is easy to get along with and is a normal girl," said the source. "Everything is positive with Sofia and Kourtney right now. The family is in a really good place right now and everyone views Sofia as being part of the family. … Sofia is integrated into their lives and they're closer than ever before." As for Kourtney and Scott, they "are co-parenting in a great way," said the insider. "Scott and Kourtney realize it looks weird from an outside perspective that they have stayed so close as exes, but it works for them. … Any rumors about Kourtney thinking it's 'bittersweet' that Scott has been able to be the partner to Sofia that he wasn't able to be for Kourtney are strictly rumors." A few days later, Us Weekly reported that, according to another source, the oldest Kardashian sibling "isn't dating anyone, but that doesn't mean she doesn't want to." Continued the insider, "She's enjoyed dating in the past, but right now, she is content with her life and her family." The source also noted that the mother of three is "waiting for someone who is a good fit for her and her family and not just a fling."
Naughty by Nature rapper Treach married longtime girlfriend Cicely Evans at the Waterside Reception Hall in North Bergen, New Jersey, on Sept. 8. Guests included Queen Latifah, Ice-T and his wife, Coco Austin, Biz Markie, Pepa, Russell Simmons and more.
Tamra Judge told Us Weekly on Sept. 10 that her "The Real Housewives of Orange County" co-star Gina Kirschenheiter is seeing someone new in the wake of her messy divorce from husband Matthew Kirschenheiter. "Actually Gina has met a guy. Gina is amazing, I love Gina and I'm really happy for her," said the reality star. "He's a good guy, he's got kids the same age as Gina and he was divorced so they have a lot in common. … She's in a really good place right now."
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen's daughter, model Alexandra Richards, married South African visual artist Jacques Naude at Lachat Town Farm in Weston, Connecticut, on Sept. 7. According to Page Six, Keith's fellow Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, were on hand as the bride said "I do" in a Monique Lhuillier gown. "Over the moon to announce I'm a Mrs today!" Alexandra captioned a shot of her wedding dress and shoes on Instagram.
"Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock tied the knot on Oregon's Neahkahnie Mountain on Sept. 5, he revealed on Instagram in the caption of a wedding video featuring the bride reciting her vows. The couple said "I do" in front of just three people: the groom's sister, Molly Roloff Silvius, and her husband, Joel, as well as Isabel's brother, Nico, who served as their officiant. Two days later, they celebrated their new marriage with a big reception for family and friends.
Fox News contributor Guy Benson married his love of almost four years, Adam Wise, at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, California, on Sept. 7. According to People magazine, which published exclusive wedding photos, former "Today" show host Megyn Kelly and her husband were among the 150 guests on hand when the grooms, who wore matching gray J. Crew suits, said "I do."
Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, has found new love after saying goodbye to the Linkin Park frontman in July 2017. She took to Instagram on Sept. 6 to announce that she's engaged. "Dear #Family, I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel on earth, Michael F. I am here to tell you that you can find love after tragedy. That a death of a soulmate does not mean the death of you," she wrote. "My family, friends, and my Linkin Park brothers welcome him to the family with open arms. I will continue to honor Chester and continue my life's mission to make his passing not in [vain]. To all Suicide Loss Survivors, you CAN be happy again. You CAN have space in your heart for grief, joy, happiness, sadness, and love. Thank you ALL for your continued love and support." She added in the caption, "Your heart expands with love. It doesn't shrink or push out those that have already taken root. I will always love my husband, Chester. And I will keep honoring him by living MY life. A life of love and happiness. Because that's what he would want for me." (She also shot down a false report that she and Michael actually got engaged in November 2017.) According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County firefighter proposed in April, and Chester's family approves of him.
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Sept. 11, Kristina Schulman explained why she gave Blake Horstmann a second shot on "Bachelor in Paradise" after he hooked up with her and Caelynn Miller-Keyes within 24 hours of each other earlier this year. "I think it's because I have been there. I came down day two, and I'd already heard and seen everything that was going on and I saw him so broken already that I thought he didn't deserve what he was getting to that magnitude," she said. "He wanted to find someone, and I think he deserved the chance to stay and find that."
During an interview for ELLE's Women in Music issue, which hit the Internet on Sept. 5, Camila Cabello dished on her mysterious romance with Shawn Mendes: "People can say whatever they want to say [about us]," she said. "They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching. … I want it to be mine and [his]. That's why I'm so tight-lipped about it: because I want to protect it. … Love is the most sacred, precious thing to me. I want to always feel like my love is between me and that person, and never belonging to anyone else. As much as I love my fans, and as much as I love people, I like to live my life as normally as possible. In a relationship, it makes me feel uncomfortable to invite everyone in on that." In spite of her professed desire for privacy, she also admitted of Shawn, "I love him. We have always connected; we have the best time together." She also revealed the inspiration behind her upcoming "Romance" album: "Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person. I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person. You have so much more to say — I think that's what makes me emotional," she said. "I hadn't [been in love before]. I've loved people from afar, but falling in love with someone and having feelings for someone but they don't know… It's different." In June 2018, the news broke that Camila and Matthew Hussey had called it quits after more than a year of coupledom. Almost immediately after, she was first linked to Shawn.
During a Sept. 5 interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Sarah Hyland dished on how Bachelor Nation prepared her fiancé, Wells Adams, for a real commitment in their relationship. "What I noticed with Wells when we first started talking, when we were texting all the time and even when we started dating in person, everything seemed to move really fast and I would make the joke a lot of, 'I'm so glad that he did 'The Bachelorette' because it's almost like relationship boot camp,'" she said. "It makes you open up faster, makes you more vulnerable to where you get to the really heavy [stuff]. Whereas normally that would take you, like, six months to get into. … And then once you get to that point you're like, 'Oh. … This isn't working anymore and it's a waste of six months.'" During the "ET" interview, Wells also revealed how he initially wooed the actress through her Instagram DMs: "I would run a lot of stuff by my sister. At the time, I was living in Nashville and my sister lived there as well and I told her, 'I'm talking with Sarah Hyland. What do you think I should say?'" he recalled. "And so I got a woman's advice and that worked."
During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Sept. 10, Roger Mathews said that he's "casually dating" — "cautiously so" — following his recent divorce from Jenni "JWoww" Farley. He added that he's looking for "an established woman with her career and personal life in order, who has similar likes and interests and who is understanding that my children will always come first." Continued the father of two, "Communication is critical to me at this point in my life. If you're a bad communicator, we probably won't make it far. I want peace and stability in my life for myself and my children." As for his divorce, "I'm content knowing I left everything I had on the table with my marriage, and that's not to say I was perfect in any way. It's simply to say I fought for what I truly believed was right," he said. He went on to say that he wouldn't rule out marrying again, though considers the possibility "highly unlikely for myself." He also wished his ex-wife well in her new relationship with Zack Clayton Carpinello: "Simply because it did not work out for us, I would never forgo my ex to find happiness. Even though they may be separate homes now, our children need happy homes to grow up in, and I wish Jenni and Zack all the best. Truly," he said.
During a Sept. 4 interview with Us Weekly, Christina Milian said she wants to marry her boyfriend, Matt Pokora — with whom she's currently expecting a baby boy — "someday." Said the singer-actress, "It's not, like, in the near future. It's not, like, the first thing on my checklist. But I am not opposed to it at all." She went on to say that she and the French pop star "FaceTime like crazy" to keep their relationship healthy while juggling their hectic schedules. "We manage our hours. We know when we wake up and when we go to sleep. We always start and end the day with each of us together," she said. "And, of course, we write each other all day and let each other know what we're doing."
In other Christina Milian news… On the Sept. 11 episode of E! News' digital series "Just the Sip," the singer-actress revealed that she caught then-boyfriend Nick Cannon cheating on her by hacking into his phone while she was away in Romania. "The password somehow worked on the first check … and the next thing you know, I was reading [his messages] for like a month," she said. "I was stuck in Romania. I had time. I cannot bust him when I am away. I need to bust him in person. So in the meantime, I'm going to get my intel, make sure this is for real for real — and it was for real, so it was enough." She went on to explain why it was so difficult for her to break up with him even though he'd been unfaithful: "We were just so close that I think at that time, I couldn't deal with the idea that if we ended up breaking up, I wasn't going to get to see him again. So I wanted to be able to see him in person, go over it — not like it would change anything — but part of me was like… he was my first love. It was unreal that it was happening," she said. "He was living at my house. Right under my roof this is happening? It just kind of blew me away." She's not holding a grudge, though: "It is what it is, and obviously it wasn't meant to be," she said, adding that she's "sure he's maybe changed his ways." She then called current love Matt Pokora "the one." Said Christina, "I definitely feel that with him."
During a Sept. 6 appearance on "On Air With Ryan Seacrest," Khloe Kardashian said she isn't holding a grudge against her ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, and the family friend with whom he reportedly cheated: Kylie Jenner's former BFF Jordyn Woods. "That chapter is closed for me. I want all of us to move on and to be happy, successful people. I just want everyone to just be better people with each day. That's genuinely how I feel," she said. "I know everybody makes mistakes. I think it's how you handle it, and I think apologies need to be as loud as your disrespect was, or, to me, it's not sincere. I'm forgiving. I'm forgiven." Continued the reality star, "You have to laugh and still move on with life and know that everything is going to be OK no matter what does happen to you. … Things have to happen to me for me to become a better person as well, and if we can't laugh at it, what in the hell am I going to do? Sit in a ball and cry? … I gotta find the humor in something."
During a Sept. 7 interview with Us Weekly, Nikki Bella revealed that her ex-fiancé, John Cena, is still in touch with her family. "I love it," she said. "He's so good to my grandmother, it's amazing. … My exes, they keep in touch with my family. They talk to my family but not to me." Nikki's twin sister, Brie Bella, added that the "Blockers" star is "very close" to their grandmother and is "in touch with a lot of the family." Said Nikki, "I'm, like, a very spiritual person so I think the majority of my boyfriends ended up being my friends because I always felt like even though you've had a breakup, you've had this strong connection with someone in your life, why not keep them in your life? … Like, I've never had an issue with that and vice versa, like I love it because it's like I spent so long with that person and they gave me so much and I gave them so much so I love how they're still in contact with my family."
On the Sept. 6 episode of "Live With Kelly and Ryan," Kelly Ripa and Brian Austin Green recalled how she and actor Ted McGinley tried to block the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star from dating their "Hope & Faith" co-star Megan Fox when he was 33 and she was just 17. "At the table read, [they were] like, 'She's 17. So nobody touch her,'" said Brian. "So I was like, 'All right. Fair enough.' I had no intention at that point of dating." But Megan had other plans. "Meanwhile, she had a calendar with a big circle on her birthday, like, 'This is the day I turn 18,'" said Kelly. "I could tell she was so into you," the hostess added to the actor. "Listen, she has eyes. We all have eyes. We're all into you. But she was so obviously smitten." Brian and Megan started dating after she turned 18 and tied the knot in 2010. "Long story short, I'm glad you didn't listen to me," said Kelly. "Thank you. So am I," quipped Brian.
During a Sept. 5 chat with Us Weekly, Nicole Richie dished on her marriage of nearly a decade with Joel Madden: "I don't know [if there's] a secret [to it], other than we love to laugh and have fun," she said. "It's nice doing the journey of life together. Doing it with somebody else that has the same goals as you is a really fun way to live." She added that her hubby is "the most supportive."
During an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on Sept. 5, Sheryl Crow said she's "not dating right now" but "would love" to get married — even though she doesn't think marriage is "the end-all, be-all." Said the thrice-engaged singer, "I tell all my friends, 'Set me up.' They're like, 'We don't know anybody good enough,' and I keep saying, 'Lower your standards!' … Being well-loved and loving someone is what it's about."