Gwyneth Paltrow confirms Chris Martin joined her and Brad Falchuk on their honeymoon
Less than four months after she said "I do" to Brad Falchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow is content as ever to be married again. "I love it," she said on "Good Morning America" on Thursday, Jan. 9, adding a casual, "so far, so good." Gwyneth stopped by the show to promote her new cookbook, "The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal." When she wasn't showing off some of her new recipes, however, the "GMA" hosts managed to tease a few more details about her wedding out of the star, which she said was tiny and packed with pals. "You know, just being around all of our really old — we had a really small wedding — we both have really old friends from elementary school and high school and that was really the bulk of our friends that were there," she explained, according to the ABC's website. "It was just really special." There was another "special" aspect to her wedding festivities, too. As the star confirmed on "Live With Kelly and Ryan" on the same day, she and Brad celebrated their marriage with a post-nuptial honeymoon in the Maldives. They brought each of their children along. Here's the special part: Gwyneth also brought her ex-husband, Chris Martin. With a giggle, she dubbed it a "modern honeymoon," according to ET. "We just wanted to minimize the pain for the kids," she said. "And they just want to see their parents around the dinner table, basically, so we try to keep that." Gwyneth and Brad still reportedly live separately with their own kids.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spotted house-hunting
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are moving right along in the milestone department. After getting married and engaged within a few months of rekindling their romance last year, the smitten young couple spent two days this week house-hunting in the Los Angeles area, according to TMZ. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, they reportedly looked at a 12,500 square foot estate in Encino's Royal Oaks section. The $13 million home reportedly boasts 10 bedrooms and 11 baths, although as TMZ suggests, Justin's current pad in the valley rents for $100,000 a month, so $13 mil wouldn't be a terrible deal, relatively speaking. The pair reportedly bought a mansion on Ontario's Punslich Lake last year.
Jennifer Lopez: My 'relationship journey has been very up and down'
Three decades after Jennifer Lopez first appeared as a Fly Girl on "In Living Color," the actress, singer, businesswoman and mom is reflecting on some of the challenges she's overcome to get where she is today, professionally as well as personally. "I feel very proud that I've survived as long as I have in this business," says J.Lo, who covers the February issue of Harper's Bazaar. "At this point in my life, I'm trying to give myself more credit," she continues. "It's hard when people are always telling you that you're not good at things or saying, 'Why is she successful?' You get a lot of that when you're a successful woman. You don't get that as much when you're a man. The thing about people, women especially, is that you can have 12 people telling you you're amazing, but that one person kind of putting you down, that's the voice that sticks in your head." It's also a voice Jennifer says can make worry "you're a fraud" if you don't "give yourself a break" and appreciate all your hard work sometimes. The same can be true of relationships. Asked about Jennifer's romance of nearly two years with Alex Rodriguez, her best friend and "Second Act" costar Leah Remini says Jennifer is "ecstatically happy." But as Jennifer explains, it took some serious self work to make that possible. "For me, the relationship journey has been very up and down. But it didn't have to do with anybody else but me — it was about me figuring out me," she says. "Until you learn to love yourself, you can't completely love [someone else] in a way that is pure and true. Once you do that, you can have relationships that are based on love and respect, that are supportive and nourishing. There's an evolution there that had to happen for me. I feel like I'm in a better place now." She adds: "I've got two amazing kids and a great boyfriend. I don't have everything figured out, and everything isn't perfect. But I feel very proud that with all the things I've gone through in my personal life, I'm still optimistic and hopeful."
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Kim Kardashian West gives each baby girl in her family a miniature Louis Vuitton bag
In which we are reminded that even the children of celebs are nothing like us … On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Kim Kardashian West shared an Instagram Story post showing a cluster of tiny Louis Vuitton bags. "I got these for all of the baby girls in the [fam] for Xmas from Japan," she said of the insanely expensive purses she'd picked up for her daughters North, 5 and Chicago, 11 months, plus her nieces, 6-year-old Penelope, 2-year-old Dream, 11-month-old Stormi and 8-month-old True (via ET). It didn't take long for a fan to ask why there were seven bags for five girls. "Oh wait," Kim replied. "I kept one for myself and extras for the future, lol." There is a new baby due in the Kardashian-Jenner family — Kim and Kanye West's fourth child — but he'll be a boy.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski bought a condo in Matt Damon's Brooklyn Heights building
If reports Matt Damon recently moved into the most expensive apartment in Brooklyn are true, then it seems he'll have some Hollywood-style neighbors in the near future. TMZ reports John Krasinski and Emily Blunt just snapped up the tenth floor of the same Brooklyn Heights building, the Standish, though they're said to have paid a few million dollars less for their pad. Emily and Jon reportedly forked over $11 million for their digs, while Matt and his wife, Luciana Barroso, are said to have given up $16 million for the right to live in the New York Harbor-adjacent Brooklyn Heights spot.
Where will Duchess Meghan have her baby?
Among the growing list of suspected indications Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate aren't getting along is a new focus in British tabs like the Daily Mail — as well as U.S. publications including Vanity Fair and People — on where Meghan will have her baby. The consensus seems to be that Meghan won't be following in Kate's footsteps by heading to the exclusive and ritzy Lindo Wing at St. Mary's then standing outside the hospital looking impossibly fresh as a daisy to present her family's new addition to her adoring fans. Instead, multiple reports claim Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey is a top contender. Meghan's also reportedly thinking about having her baby at home, assuming she and Prince Harry have moved into nearby Frogmore Cottage by her spring due date. Celebitchy correctly asserts that if Meghan has the baby at the Lindo Wing she'll be accused of copycatting her sister-in-law, while having the baby elsewhere would likely be touted as a controversial bucking of tradition. But as an insider tells the Mail "Frimley Park may be a more easily accessible option than St Mary's," given that traveling to the latter would require getting through Central London. Queen Elizabeth's daughter-in-law, Countess Sophie (the wife of Prince Edward, the youngest son of the queen and Prince Philip), had her daughter at Frimley Park in 2003.
Will R. Kelly leave the country before he can be charged with a crime?
Allegations of pedophilia, rape and abuse made against R. Kelly in the new Lifetime documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly," reportedly sparked an investigation of his behavior in Georgia, while the State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois is asking victims to come forward with information. Now, The Blast reports the singer might be planning to leave the country to avoid being charged with a crime. According to the website, a rumor "is circulating" that suggests Kelly is getting ready for an overseas trip, possibly to Africa. Friends and family of those involved in his alleged sex cult are now reportedly concerned they could lose touch with the women permanently if they join the singer, who has denied the claims against him.
Liev Schreiber says his kids will never think he's 'cool'
"You're never cool to your own kids." So said Liev Schrieber, who shares two boys, Sasha, 11, and Samuel Kai, 10, with his ex, Naomi Watts, on the Wednesday, Jan. 9 edition of "Ellen." "I don't know anybody that's cool to their own kids. I've accepted the fact that it's impossible, I'll never be cool," the 51-year-old "Ray Donovan" actor conceded, according to the Daily Mail. Asked if it helped that he's done a handful of kids' movies lately, Liev said not so much. "The [kids'] reactions to them is, 'Yeah, but you're just a voice.'" he said with a smile. On the plus side, the boys did seem to appreciate that their dad was at least cool enough to be on the same stage as a certain rapper they admire when Liev hosted "Saturday Night Live" in November. "They got to meet Lil' Wayne," Liev said. Take what you can get, buddy!
Celebrities react to Donald Trump's wall speech amid government shutdown
Donald Trump's Tuesday, Jan. 8, Oval Office speech in which he continued to demand $5.7 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border was not exactly met with applause from some celebs on social media, many of whim cited the inaccuracies in his claims about immigrants committing crimes against and taking jobs from Americans. "FACT," wrote Mia Farrow on social media (via Billboard), "Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans." Alyssa Milano chimed in with: "Straight lies from the Oval are nothing new. What is new is that @realdonaldtrump is losing base support, and fast, as his failures pile up. @speakerpelosi and @senschumer spoke truth to faux power as they pulled at the threads of an unraveling administration." Cher, meanwhile, wondered, "WHAT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS HE SPEAKING OF,THE ONE WHERE HE RIPPED BABIES FROM MOMS ARMS,&⛓THEM,OR WHERE HIS ADMINISTRATION KILLED 2 7YRS OLD‼️HE HAS NO❤️ #ShutdownStories." Sarah Silverman, for one, opted to skip it. "I'm not watching," she posted, "how's the stunted reading and nose breathing."
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are expecting baby No. 3
Oh, hey — the Duggar family is expanding … again. Jessa Duggar, 26, and her husband, Ben Seewald, 23, announced this week that they're expecting their third child. "We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!" Jessa told the New York Post in a statement. "From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we've joked that we'd be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things." The couple are already parents to sons, Spurgeon, 3, and 23-month-old, Henry. "Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!" Ben told the Post. "We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we're about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we've definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!" The baby news comes just in time for the Feb. 11 premiere of Season 4 of "Counting On."