It's time to look back at the stars who fell in love, broke up or experienced some other major love life drama this month! Wonderwall.com is rounding up all of the big romance stories of August 2019, starting with a sad split. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth shocked fans on Aug. 10 when her rep announced they'd called it quits after less than eight months of marriage. "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart," her rep said in a statement. The next day, Miley — who was photographed making out with Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlynn Carter, the same weekend her split made headlines — took to Instagram to allude to the breakup, writing about evolution and the inevitably of change. For his part, Liam was more direct with his followers on Aug. 13, writing in an Instagram post: "Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward." Speculation was rampant as to why they'd broken up, including a report from TMZ alleging that infidelity or drug use played a role. Miley sounded off on Twitter on Aug. 22, denying she'd cheated…
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Miley Cyrus moved on quickly after her marriage ended. She was photographed kissing Brody Jenner's ex Kaitlynn Carter on Aug. 9 — one day before she and Liam Hemsworth announced their breakup. Page Six reported on Aug. 11 that, according to a source, the two women have actually been hooking up for "a couple of months" and that their relationship was "no secret" to Brody, who's "totally OK with it." But it might not be so serious, according to People magazine, whose source said the ladies are "just having fun" and that Miley "wasn't introducing Kaitlynn as her girlfriend" and "only called Kaitlynn her friend" during their Italian vacation. But once they got back to Los Angeles, things seemed to heat up. They were spotted making out at Soho House in West Hollywood on Aug. 16 before lunching with Miley's mom the next day, according to Page Six, whose source said that the women seemed "obsessed with each other" and "couldn't keep their hands off each other" during their nighttime hangout at the exclusive hotspot. Next up, more on Kaitlynn's own breakup earlier this month…
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News broke that Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter's marriage was over on Aug. 2… but it turns out they were never actually married! TMZ reported that the pair never made their union legal following their big wedding in Indonesia in June 2018. The couple shared a joint statement with E! News that read: "Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate. They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward." It comes as no surprise to viewers of "The Hills: New Beginnings," since the show touched on their marital problems. Brody has since been spotted out with model Josie Canseco while Kaitlynn has been growing close to Miley Cyrus.
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It wasn't a good month for the love lives of the "The Hills: New Beginnings" stars. Mischa Barton and James Abercrombie also called it quits, according to an Aug. 9 report from E! News. According to a source, Mischa broke up with her model boyfriend of more than two years "to focus on her career." The source added, "This is the first time Mischa is actually having a second life in her career, and she wants to focus on it. … That's the reason she broke up with him… It's a new Mischa, and she is super-happy about her future again."
The Rock is a married man! Dwayne Johnson and longtime love Lauren Hashian — the mother of his two youngest daughters, Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1 — tied the knot in Hawaii on Aug. 18, the wrestler-actor revealed on Instagram. "We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pōmaikaʻi (blessed)," he captioned a slideshow of photos of himself and his bride on their wedding day.
Model Gigi Hadid found herself at the center of a "The Bachelorette" love triangle this month. On Aug. 4, she stepped out with Tyler Cameron, the runner-up on Hannah Brown's recent season of the ABC reality show not long after he spent the night with Hannah. They were seen together the next day on a bowling date, according to an "Entertainment Tonight" source, and by mid-month they went on their first vacation, traveling to upstate New York together on Aug. 15. They've continued to be spotted together through August.
E! News reported on Aug. 6 that Bella Hadid and The Weeknd have called it quits again. The model and musician have been on-and-off over the last few years, and this time, sources claimed it was distance that contributed to the split: "[They] haven't spent quality time together in months," said E!'s source, adding that the model and the pop star "are in different places right now, physically and mentally" and have also "been arguing a lot recently." The source didn't abandon all hope, though, adding: "They hope to get back together at one point but for now are focusing on themselves and their projects." Another outlet gave a similarly bright outlook on their future status after a source told "Entertainment Tonight" that the pair actually aren't broken up but "are working through things like normal couples do." We're keeping an eye on these two!
On Aug. 6, Page Six reported that Jake Gyllenhaal, 38, and his 22-year-old French model girlfriend, Jeanne Cadieu, are getting serious. The couple were first linked in late 2018 and Jeanne recently met the actor's family. She's also accompanied her beau to a handful of Hollywood events including the June premiere of "Spider-Man: Far From Home."
It's over for Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes. Multiple media outlets reported on Aug. 19 that the couple called it quits. According to Page Six, they've been done for a while: Katie was overheard telling a few female friends over dinner recently, "What Jamie does is his business — we haven't been together for months." The New York Post's gossip column added that the pair split in late May after experiencing "serious relationship struggles" that culminated in a big fight over Memorial Day weekend. As for who ended things? Us Weekly reported that the "Dawson's Creek" alum is the one who pulled the plug on the nearly six-year relationship. "It has been many years of him stepping out with other women," said a source. "He's disrespectful and their lives were different. His partying ways don't fit with hers as she's focused on raising her daughter and working." A People magazine insider, meanwhile, said the relationship simply "ran its course."
Back in December 2018, Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines for her unconventional living situation: She revealed that she and new hubby Brad Falchuk didn't live under the same roof. But in an interview with InStyle published on Aug. 6, Gwyneth said that they were finally moving in together almost a full year after they tied the knot. "Married life has been really good," she said. "We took a year to let everybody [in the family] take it in and let the dust settle. And now we're moving in together this month. I adore my husband. He's brilliant and deeply kind. I feel like he's a real equal too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It's fun."
It looks like things are getting very serious between Artem Chigvintsev and girlfriend Nikki Bella! He called the WWE star his "soul mate" on Instagram on Aug. 16, writing: "You are my rock, my number one, the good ending to a bad day and the best start to a new day, you are my soul mate." Despite the public proclamation of affection, a week later, Nikki admitted she's still struggling with her mid-2018 breakup from John Cena. On an Aug. 21 episode of "The Bellas Podcast," Nikki admitted that she still allows herself to cry over her painful split from the wrestler-actor. As for why they split, Nikki explained: "For John and I, it was just … the timing was off. … I think what I realized is that I want someone … when I spend the rest of my life with someone in marriage, I wanna be with them every night. I want to spend holidays with them. I want to grow with them. I want to know that they really do wanna be a parent."
Ariana Grande has a new "Boyfriend"! Yep, she's got a new single entitled "Boyfriend" and also has a new man in her life. Mikey Foster, a member of the duo Social House, wasn't just Ariana's makeout partner in her new music video that was released on Aug. 1 — he's her new squeeze. The two collaborated on her new song and two days after the video's release, The Blast reported that the pair's professional relationship took "a passionate new turn in the recent months." They were also seen holding hands in Chicago, according to Us Weekly.
HGTV's Tarek El Moussa and his new girlfriend, "Selling Sunset" star Heather Rae Young, took the next step in their relationship and made things Instagram official on Aug. 8. "It's official!!!! After more than 3 years on my own I'm so PROUD to say that this beautiful, sweet and talented young lady is my girlfriend!" the "Flip or Flop" star captioned a slideshow of photos of the couple. Heather posted a slideshow of her own with a caption that began with: "My heart is so full and happy. Sometimes someone comes into your life and you just know they are meant to be there." Tarek told "People Now" a few days later that he and Heather have actually been dating "for a few months."
Kathie Lee Gifford might have found love again! DailyMail.com reported on Aug. 2 that the former "Today" show host has been spending time with 56-year-old insurance agent Randy Cronk. The pair were seen dancing together as a Journey cover band performed at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, in July. This will come as no surprise to Kathie Lee's fans, as Randy has made a few appearances on social media. Kathie Lee's new beau has an arm wrapped around her waist in a group shot she shared on Instagram on July 20, and he's pictured standing beside her in another group pic from July 13.
There's a new man in Emma Watson's life! On Aug. 6, DailyMail.com reported that the actress was seen out with former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. The two dined also together in Santa Monica, California, earlier that week. A source told the outlet: "They have been dating for some time. Hilariously, her last boyfriend before him was also a tech CEO called Brendan."
Oh, what could have been! On the Aug. 13 episode of her "With Whit" podcast, Whitney Port revealed that she once turned down the opportunity to hook up with Leonardo DiCaprio. She shared that the duo exchanged numbers after meeting at a nightclub around the time that she was starring on "The City" (between 2008 and 2010). They ended up texting on BlackBerry Messenger "for like, six months" before meeting up again in Los Angeles. "He invited me out to [nightclub] Teddy's and he invited me back over to his house and I said no," she dished. "I was too nervous. … I had never had a one-night stand. I didn't want to be with him alone. … I was way too nervous to do it and then I lost my chance and it's really one of my bigger regrets in life. If you didn't think I was cool, now you probably do."
Heidi Klum and German musician Tom Kaulitz had a second wedding this month! Yep, while on a yacht off the coast of Capri, Italy, on Aug. 3, the duo celebrated with a wedding for family and friends, including the supermodel's parents and four children from two previous relationships, and Tom's twin brother Bill Kaulitz, who also officiated the ceremony. The two secretly tied the knot with a legal ceremony back in February, so this gave them a chance to celebrate with loved ones.
Nicki Minaj is headed to the altar. On the Aug. 12 episode of her "Queen Radio" show, the rapper confirmed reports that she and her boyfriend of less than a year, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, have obtained two marriage licenses in recent months and plan to marry very soon. "We filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again," she explained. "That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days [left to use it]." She specified that she'll start with a small ceremony before having a bigger wedding down the road, adding, "I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don't want to do the big wedding now. We'll do the big wedding later. I'll be married before my album comes out but will have my wedding after the album comes out. Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married." On Aug. 16, the rapper changed her name to Mrs. Petty on Twitter.
"Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski is a single man. Page Six confirmed rumors that he and Trace Lehnhoff were no longer an item on Aug. 6. It was confirmed by a source to Us Weekly shortly after: "Antoni is now single." That source went on to share more details, explaining, "The relationship ran its course. Things just didn't work out, and he is concentrating on work." The couple were first linked in late 2018 but hadn't been seen together in months, and the "Queer Eye" star unfollowed the "Flipping Out" alum on Instagram and deleted all but one photo of them together — a selfie with Justin Theroux. Antoni also raised eyebrows and fueled breakup rumors by spending most of July engaging in a fake showmance with co-star Jonathan Van Ness.
Things are back on for "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams and fiancé Dennis McKinley! On Aug. 5, Us Weekly reported that the couple had reconciled following their June split amid reports that the entrepreneur cheated, a claim that was denied. Porsha was seen wearing her engagement ring again before she confirmed the reconciliation rumors on the "Dish Nation" radio show. "We're taking it one day at a time," she said. "I do love my family. It's very important to me. I do love Dennis… We're working on it."
Do we hear wedding bells? This month, DailyMail.com reported that Joshua Jackson and his girlfriend of less than a year, actress Jodie Turner-Smith, picked up "what appeared to be a marriage license" from a Beverly Hills courthouse on Aug. 2. Joshua's mother, Fiona Jackson, tagged along on the outing, which happened less than two months after the actor was seen kissing another woman.
Congratulations are in order for Caitriona Balfe and longtime love Tony McGill! The Irish "Outlander" star and the Scottish bar and music venue owner tied the knot in a Roman Catholic service at St. Mary's Church in Bruton, Somerset, England, on Aug. 10, according to reports. The bride's "Outlander" co-star Sam Heughan was reportedly on hand for the nuptials.
Lamar Odom has a new girlfriend: personal trainer Sabrina Parr. The duo were photographed on Aug. 3 holding hands after going to dinner in West Hollywood, and the day before that, they were spotted kissing in Atlanta. Things are also Instagram official, as Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband has taken to social media several times to gush about his "new woman," sharing several photos of her showing off her fit physique. He's also changed his profile picture to a shot of them posing together. Some of Khloe's supporters were quick to wonder if he was trying to get back at the reality star, but Lamar clapped back at them, writing: "This post isn't against anyone including my ex wife that I still respect deeply. I am just PRO love. … My post goes out to the new leading woman in my life, that I'm gonna tell everyday how beautiful she is, from the inside out. Thanks @getuptoparr for teaching me what real self value means."
"Bachelor in Paradise" alums Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon made things official and tied the knot in a ceremony officiated by "The Bachelor" producer Elan Gale in Rhode Island on Aug. 11. People magazine published exclusive photos from the nuptials and reported that Nick Viall, Dean Unglert, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Becca Tilley and many more Bachelor Nation members were on the guest list. And the rings were from — who else? — Bachelor Nation's trusted jeweler, Neil Lane.
Another Bachelor Nation couple is now husband and wife! "The Bachelorette" Season 21 star Rachel Lindsay, an attorney, married her winner, Miami chiropractor Bryan Abasolo, at the Royalton Suites Cancún in Mexico on Aug. 24, People magazine (which has wedding pics) confirmed. Guest included "The Bachelor" alums Kristina Schulman, Astrid Loch and Bibiana Julian.
This one comes as no surprise. Five months after reports claimed Morgan Stewart was having an affair with one of her E! bosses, the former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star announced her split from husband Brendan Fitzpatrick on Aug. 9. The couple called it quits after three years of marriage, and Morgan took to Instagram to explain, writing: "Brendan and I have spent six wonderful years together, but we have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways." She indirectly addressed the rumors of an affair too, adding, "I wanted to take the time to clarify that our reason for separating has nothing to do with anything other than two people who sadly grew apart, deciding what's best for themselves in the next phase of their lives."
Lily Collins has taken the next step in her rumored romance with Charlie McDowell — the two are now Instagram official! On Aug. 20, the actress took to her Instagram Story to share a photo of the writer-director (whose parents are actors Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen) checking out some art. "When he's only just left but it feels like forever. … I miss you already," she wrote across the pic, tagging Charlie's handle in the process. She then shared a photo of herself leaning against a mystery man whose face she cut out of the frame. "Always got your back," she wrote in the caption. For those skeptical that it was really Charlie, Lily later confirmed it was him in the snap!
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Shannon Beador is dropping the L-word! The reality star told Us Weekly on Aug. 5 that she is "very much in love" with her new boyfriend, John Janssen. "I've never been happier. I'm in a really great place," she said, adding that she would "absolutely" get married again. "My friends have known him for 30 years, so I didn't have to make sure he was there for the right reasons. … He's just a great person. I have a great connection with him," she gushed of her beau, who's already earned the seal of approval from her three daughters. "They are [protective], but they want me to be happy," said the reality star, who pointed out that her girls already saw "their father move on" with the woman with whom he had an affair.