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 December 2020, starting with these music makers… People magazine reported on Nov. 30 that, according to a source, Rihanna is dating longtime pal and collaborator A$AP Rocky. The duo, who've faced seemingly endless questions about the nature of their relationship, sparked a fresh round of romance rumors when they stepped out for dinner with friends in New York City on Nov. 28, which escalated again after TMZ published pics of them strolling through Manhattan together on Dec. 2. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Since mid-November, there have been persistent rumors that Selena Gomez is dating basketball star Jimmy Butler. The rumors took off after an anonymous witness told Deux Moi — an Instagram account dedicated to celebrity gossip — that the pair had dinner together at a restaurant in New York City and it "seemed like a date." (Notably, the spy pointed out that he or she couldn't say whether or not "it was ACTUALLY a date.") On Dec. 1, E! News reported that, according to a source, the singer-actress and the Miami Heat player have hung out "a few times." Explained the insider, "[She's] keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he's a great guy. … Jimmy asked her to go to dinner and they had a great time. It's very casual and she's open to seeing where things go, but [she] isn't settling down just yet." The insider added that Selena "is currently single but has recently been more open to dating." Noted the source, "Her friends want to set her up all the time but she has loved being single."
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Chrishell Stause is seeing a "Dancing With the Stars" pro — and it's not former partner Gleb Savchenko. Toward the end of season 29 this fall, the "Selling Sunset" star found herself accused of getting too close to Gleb in the wake of his split from dancer Elena Samodanova, who alleged he'd been unfaithful. Chrishell denied she and Gleb were anything more than friends and on Dec. 3, she revealed she's been spending time with a different dancer on the ABC show: Keo Motsepe. Both posted Instagram pics and videos of themselves working out together and kissing. "Chrishell and Keo are officially dating," a source told "ET." "Keo and Gleb are best friends… Chrishell and Keo are both awesome and felt like, 'I'm single, you're single. Let's try this.'" A second source told "ET," "Things have been heating up and they're very into each other, but it's not super serious."
On Nov. 26, People.com published a statement from Matthew Perry announcing that he and Molly Hurwitz, who were first linked in late 2019, are engaged. "I decided to get engaged," he said. "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time." In May, there were reports that the "Friends" alum and the pretty brunette, who's reportedly a literary manager, had called it quits.
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According to The Blast, Megan Fox filed to divorce her estranged husband, Brian Austin Green, in Los Angeles on Nov. 25. It's not the first time she's attempted to legally end their union: She first filed for divorce after five years of marriage in 2015, though she and the former teen heartthrob soon reconciled and welcomed a third child together. In April 2019, she filed to have her first petition for divorce dismissed, but by the end of the year, they'd called it quits again as the "Transformers" actress started falling for her new beau, Machine Gun Kelly. A People magazine source described the divorce as "a tough situation." Explained the insider, "As a dad, Brian is great. He is wonderful with [their three] boys. The issue is that he is bitter that Megan moved on so quickly with Machine Gun Kelly. It's been very hard for him. His behavior can be pretty immature when it comes to Megan though. He knows how to get Megan upset. In the past, he was advised to chill out and just focus on doing the right thing for the boys." A second source added that Megan and Brian "are struggling to get along and have been for a while." An E! News insider also shed some light on why Megan finally filed for divorce: "They needed to hash out custody and figure everything out. It's been in the works and this was always her plan," said the source. "As soon as they wrapped it up and the papers were in order, she filed. They will continue with 50/50 [custody] and have a plan for holidays." The source added that the actress "has moved on and is looking forward to her future."
Things are turning nasty between Kelly Clarkson and her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock. Us Weekly reported on Nov. 30 that the singer was recently awarded primary custody of the two kids she shares with her ex. Here's the kicker: According to court documents in their child custody case, "The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between." Meanwhile, People magazine reported that in spite of the fact Kelly will have primary custody, Brandon is seeking a jaw-dropping amount of financial support from her: $436,000 a month in child support and spousal support … or more than $5.2 million a year. (A Kelly-friendly source described the request as "unreasonable.") On the Dec. 1 episode of her eponymous talk show, the "American Idol" alum said of divorce, "It's horrible. There are so many hard parts." She started making moves to end the marriage, she said, when she realized, "This isn't happiness, and we both deserve better."
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 25 that, according to a source, Khloe Kardashian and her back-on boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, "are going to be fine" when basketball season kicks off in late December. The duo "will be living together" in the Los Angeles area — which they currently call home — and Boston, where he's set to play for the Celtics. "Tristan has really turned his behaviors around and is focusing on Khloe and [their daughter] True," said the source. "All of Khloe's friends really like Tristan. Even though what he did was so horrible, they know Tristan is a good guy and Khloe is very dedicated to making their relationship work."
Us Weekly reported on Dec. 2 that, according to a source, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are hoping to tie the knot in a chapel the country crooner built "on the grounds of his Oklahoma ranch … most likely early next year." The source went on to say that the chapel — which Blake built "himself with help" after "input" from his future missus — is "really a tribute to their love." Meanwhile, the source alleges that the Vatican has informally indicated it will grant Gwen's request to have her first marriage annulled. "All indications are [that] Gwen will have her Catholic wedding to Blake," said the insider.
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 27 that, according to a source, Sandra Bullock and her boyfriend of five years, Bryan Randall, are in no rush to wed. "They're totally open to getting married down the line but there's no pressure on either side," said the source. "[It's] more of an acknowledgment that they're lucky to have each other and that it doesn't take a piece of paper or formality to ensure happiness." Still, the actress has reportedly told friends "she'd love to make this official one day." The photographer, meanwhile, thinks getting married "would be a cool thing to do." If they do wed, "it'll likely be an intimate affair" and "nothing too splashy or fancy, just a couple dozen of their closest friends and family at a location wedding in rural California or by a lake in Texas," said the source. "Their future is incredibly positive and exciting and Sandra still has to pinch herself at times to check it's for real, not a fairytale she's dreaming in her sleep," concluded the insider.
E! News first reported on Nov. 30 that, according to a source, Meghan King's boyfriend of about six months, Christian Schauf, ended their relationship sometime before Thanksgiving — "shortly after her COVID diagnosis and all the attention that went with it" because "he couldn't take all the social media and public attention." But the Utah-based entrepreneur later called the E! insider's allegations "pretty inaccurate," telling Page Six that he "never had any problem with any form of publicity." Said Christian of the breakup, "We lead very different lives and knew that when we met. Sometimes this happens. I wish nothing but the best for Meghan and [her three] kids and we're on good terms." Meanwhile, the former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star addressed the split on her Instagram Story, writing, "[Christian] and I decided to part ways in the most loving and healthy way. We just got off the phone laughing about how to 'announce' this and he suggested some cute, sappy breakup quote." Continued the blonde beauty, "I experienced a beautiful relationship that blossomed before it ended and I will always hold him in the highest regard and with the utmost respect." She also captioned a "cute, sappy breakup quote" on Instagram, "Our relationship deserves to be honored even as it ends." She then shed more light on the breakup in a blog post: "After a terrible split from my ex-husband, I learned how to heal. I then met and dated a wonderful man: Christian. We laughed, went on adventures, made a long-distance relationship a thing of beauty, grew together, and then… well, we grew apart," she wrote. "I think people come into our lives for a reason and Christian was no exception. With him my soul reawakened my dormant adventurous spirit and I remembered what it felt like to love myself and be loved. … I wish things could've been different in many ways but alas, things are the way they are… just as we stood together just a short time ago, we now stand apart. I wish nothing but an abundance of love and happiness in his life and I know he wishes the same for me. You see, a beautiful love can exist — and then cease to exist — after a terrible storm and things can still be okay."
Nick Kroll and landscape artist Lily Kwong, who are currently expecting their first child together, revealed on Instagram on Nov. 26 that they quietly tied the knot seven days earlier. "So very thankful for @lily_kwong," the actor-comedian captioned a photo of himself and his new missus exchanging vows on a cliff overlooking the ocean. "Married my great love with only cliffs, ocean, redwoods & sunset as witnesses. Very excited to be your wife @nickkroll!" the former model later captioned a slideshow of additional wedding pics.
On Nov. 30, People magazine broke the news that Jonathan Bennett recently got engaged to his longtime boyfriend, "Celebrity Page" host Jaymes Vaughan, who popped the question in the backyard at their home in Los Angeles. "I love how I can be unapologetically myself and I love that he loves me unconditionally for it," the "Mean Girls" actor told People magazine of his new fiancé, who wrote a song to help him propose. (People.com published several photos and a video depicting the proposal — during which an adorably emotional Jonathan could be heard screaming and "ugly crying.")
On Nov. 27, "American Horror Story" star Taissa Farmiga revealed on Instagram that she and writer Hadley Klein secretly tied the knot back in August. "Married my best friend. 08.08.2020," she captioned a photo from their wedding day.
Jake Owen took to his Instagram Story on Nov. 30 to announce that he and Erica Hartlein are engaged: He shared a selfie with his longtime love's new engagement bling on full display as they beamed while posing with their daughter, Paris. He also shared a point-of-view shot of his "durrrrty knee" — presumably from proposing on bended knee. (People magazine later confirmed the country crooner popped the question that very night.)
During an interview with GLAAD that debuted on YouTube on Dec. 2, Braunwyn Windham-Burke officially came out as a lesbian and confirmed recent speculation that she's "seeing someone right now" — a woman named Chris or Kris. The "Real Housewives of Orange County" star, who's been married to Sean Burke for more than 20 years, then explained how her husband fits into the equation: "I love Sean. I love him dearly — he's my person, he's my family. But I'm not attracted to men and I never have been," she said, adding that "over the course of 20 years," she's "learned to love him" in a romantic way. The mother of seven went on to say that they're "still married" and "plan on staying married," though they no longer sleep in the same bedroom. She added that Sean supports her new relationship and has even spent time with her girlfriend at their home. ("I mean, it's only as weird as you make it," she quipped.) He's "free to date other people if he wants to" though "he's not right now," she noted. "We get along great. He is my best friend," she said of her hubby. "I do think we might be able to manage [staying together]. … There's just a long [list] of things up in the air. We're not rushing to any of them. We like each other. We're family. I love him with all my heart, and he's been probably my biggest supporter and cheerleader." (In fact, Sean took to his Instagram Story to show his support for Braunwyn following her big revelation: "I love you. I'm proud of you. And I support you. Always," he wrote over a photo of them posing together.) As for Kris/Chris, "I love her eyes. I love just staring into them. She has the sweetest disposition. She just listens. And she notices things about me. She pays attention. … I just like to be around her. She just makes me happy," she gushed. Later on Dec. 2, Braunwyn shared the first glimpse of her girlfriend on her Instagram Story.
Larsa Pippen was snapped holding hands with professional basketball player Malik Beasley in a Miami mall on Nov. 23. (See a photo here.) The 46-year-old mother of four is still technically married to her husband of more than two decades, Scottie Pippen, though they've filed to legally end their marriage twice in recent years. The 24-year-old shooting guard, meanwhile, is rumored to be married to model and aspiring rapper Montana Yao, with whom he shares son Makai. Back in October, Malik commented on a sultry photo of Larsa on Instagram, "I just want to take you on a date and treat you like a queen." (Malik, by the way, is just four years older than Larsa's eldest child, son Scotty Jr.)
Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot are back on track three weeks after reportedly splitting over their political differences. On Nov. 25, the plus-size model shared a photo of the rapper on her Instagram Story along with the caption, "Mornings with bae." On Nov. 30, she included a selfie with Wayne in a slideshow of photos from Thanksgiving weekend, which she described as "just perfect." She also restored old photos with him on her Instagram feed.
Is Erika Jayne's divorce from Tom Girardi a sham? So claims a Chicago law firm that's suing the high-profile attorney and his own firm for allegedly embezzling the cash from an early 2020 settlement in a different case. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the other firm claims in legal paperwork that Tom and his firm "are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds." They believe Erika filed for divorce so that she and Tom can protect their money and "project a public image of obscene wealth at all times, and at whatever the cost." Reads one legal document, "While Erika publicly filed for divorce this month, on information and belief, that 'divorce' is simply a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom's and Erika's money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm." Erika is seeking spousal support from her former hubby of more than 20 years.
Another week, another rumored romance for Tyler Cameron. Page Six reported on Dec. 2 that the former Bachelor Nation star is dating Instagram model Ireland Borba. But when asked for comment on the new lady in his life, the male model reportedly responded to the New York Post's gossip column that he's "not dating her."
In other Bachelor Nation romance news… On the Dec. 1 episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off The Vine" podcast, former "The Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin said she won't be reconciling with her runner-up, Blake Horstmann, now that her engagement to Garrett Yrigoyen has come to an end. "We're friends," she said. "We have stayed on great terms. Like, he is somebody that I consider a great friend. … I think the show bonds you in such a weird way that we were able to kind of … get through the really hard breakup part. … But I have such a soft spot in my heart for Blake." (Blake, meanwhile, wrote on his Instagram Story on Nov. 30, "Me and Becca are friends. Let the woman be single for a while she don't need no d*** man to be happy. She is living her best life.") She went on to say that she's slowly coming around to the idea of dating again following her recent breakup from Garrett. "I didn't want to put a Band-Aid on a bullet hole and be like, 'It's OK. I'm just going to find the next person to keep me occupied.' I was like not into talking to guys for a while, you know? And, like, of course, people slide into your DMs. Now, I'm a little bit more open because I think I'm, like, a little bit more ready. But I still have a lot of work to do. … I want to give myself at least until the new year — like a couple more months — to figure out where I'm at," she said. Becca also expressed doubt she'd ever sign on to star on "The Bachelorette" again. "I was engaged two times already. Like, I don't want to keep racking up the rings. Like, as much as I love Neil Lane, I don't want to have a ring graveyard," said the reality star, who was also briefly engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr. on season 22 of "The Bachelor."
On the Nov. 27 episode of her "Unfiltered" podcast, Brandi Glanville claimed that she and former "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-star Carlton Gebbia "fooled around … after her and David [Gebbia] split up." She described their 2018 encounter as "a wild night." As for rumors Brandi has been intimate with another former co-star, Kim Richards? "We are just friends," she said. "I've never had a threesome with Kim and Carlton — never with Kim ever."
On the Nov. 24 episode of his "Impaulsive" podcast, Logan Paul revealed that he and off-and-on love Josie Canseco recently called it quits again. After accidentally referring to her as his ex-girlfriend while discussing sliding into women's DMs, he said, "We've had the conversation: 'How do you tell the world it's over?' … I've always really valued the privacy of my relationship because my life is already pretty public, so I don't feel like either Josie or myself needs to give an explanation if we don't feel like it." Continued the YouTube star, "It was a special time for both of our lives. It just didn't end up working out." He went on to say that he's not ready to start dating again so soon: "I'm not even at flirt stage yet," he said. "There's a hump to get over before I feel comfortable being back at it."
In a Nov. 30 YouTube video, Tik Tok stars and longtime pals Bryce Hall and Addison Rae revealed they're "dating officially" after taking their relationship to the next level in mid-October. The brunette beauty also revealed that she and her fellow Tik Tok star previously dated for three days earlier this year.
Bristol Palin revealed on her Instagram Story on Nov. 28 that things are serious enough with her new boyfriend, Zach Towers, that he's met her three children. She also shed some light on how they first connected: "through mutual friends on the lake." Two days later, she shared a photo of herself with Zach and her oldest child, son Tripp, at an outdoor restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas. "Two of my favs," she wrote in the caption.
On Dec. 1, DailyMail.com broke the news that former "Southern Charm" star Thomas Ravenel is "happily engaged" to registered nurse Heather Mascoe, who gave birth to their son, Jonathan, in late June. In mid-October, the former politician — who has two older children with his ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis — said on Twitter that an engagement was imminent.
In other "Southern Charm" love news… Earlier this year, Craig Conover revealed he had a new girlfriend: a woman he met in Aspen in January. After he referred to her as Natalie during a late November Instagram Live, the sleuths at Reality Blurb identified her as Natalie Hegnauer, who's shared several photos with the "Southern Charm" star on her private Instagram account this year, including this shot of him pecking her on the cheek.
Romeo Miller debuted his new girlfriend, Drew Sangster, on Instagram on Nov. 27. "Thankful I accepted that Thanksgiving invite, I could get use to this @drewsangster. Yesterday was a good day," he captioned a slideshow of photos with Drew, adding a hashtag for "cuffing season." A few days later, on the Dec. 1 episode of Fox Soul's "The Mix," Lil' Romeo shared that he and Dew have been "cool for a long time" but grew closer when she sent him a book to read each month during the pandemic — as well as "a hand-written letter of 138 reasons why I'm happy I simply met you." Added the rapper-actor, "That was my sign, at least to me. And the thing I like most is that it wasn't planned. I guess [when] the best things happen in life, they just happen."
E! News reported on Dec. 1 that recent "Big Brother: All Stars" competitors Memphis Garrett and Christmas Abbott are now a couple. "I wasn't looking for a relationship, I was there to WIN," Christmas said of falling in love in the "Big Brother" house. "It's so wild to have this experience because we reverse engineered how society promotes falling in love. Memphis and I got to know one another through real conversations, building trust with each other and not starting with a physical connection. That's a rare thing!" She then said that "it's hard to pinpoint exactly when" their feeling grew "from just a friendship to more" because she feels like their friendship "IS what's more." Chimed in Memphis, "Never in my mind would I ever think I would find love thanks to the 'Big Brother' house, but sometimes fate has other plans." The duo explained to Us Weekly that while they were both in relationships with other people when they appeared on the show, they ended those relationships before taking their own to the next level. According to Memphis, "We both had to respectfully take care of situations we were in." Explained Christmas, "We both were dating people while we were in the house, but each of our relationships were only a few months starting in March of this year. Nothing long-term for each of us. No one was inappropriate."
On Nov. 27, 18-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star Bella Robertson announced on Instagram that she and her boyfriend of just six months, Jacob Mayo, are engaged. "I was thankful for you yesterday, I am thankful for you today, and now I get to be thankful for you for the rest of my life! I am blown away by God's goodness and grace. @jacobdmayo lets get married!! I love you forever," she captioned a photo of herself and her beau celebrating their engagement. Jacob, meanwhile, captioned a slideshow of photos depicting the proposal, "Engaged! Bella is many things to me. She is my best friend. She is the person I can lean on in any problem with no judgment. But with the honest truth when I'm acting out. She loves Jesus. She holds me to a higher standard that she doesn't let waver. She unconditionally loves me whether I'm doing what she likes or the opposite side of the spectrum. She's the one for me forever. She's my everything. I thank God for her."
On Nov. 25, "Love Is Blind" alum Mark Cuevas revealed on Instagram that he and girlfriend Aubrey Rainey, who's currently pregnant with their son, are engaged. "Forever sounds good baby," he captioned a slideshow of photos depicting the proposal. The duo went public with their romance in July — just a month after his former co-star Lauren "LC" Chamblin revealed that she dumped him when she discovered he was secretly dating other women.
In late November, a photo hit the Internet that appeared to show "90 Day Fiancé" star Colt Johnson proposing to longtime "friend" Vanessa Guerra on a dock as a cameraman stood nearby, purportedly shooting the engagement for the TLC reality show. (See the photo here.) According to Us Weekly, Vanessa just finalized her divorce from True Maudsley on Nov. 25. Two months earlier, Colt admitted that he cheated on his last girlfriend, Jess Caroline, with Vanessa. His ex-wife, Larissa Dos Santos Lima, recently speculated that he also cheated on her with his new love.
"The Challenge" stars Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley — who got engaged in 2019 — took to Instagram on Nov. 27 to announce that they recently called it quits. "I thought I knew love when Jordan and I were together, but there is a different kind of love that two people feel when they decide it's time to experience life apart. Even though Jordan and I are going to be moving forward in separate ways, our love, support, and connection with one another only grows stronger and deeper. … Please don't look at this break up as a failure, because we're not looking at it this way. Sometimes people need to step back and work on themselves before fully committing to the other person. This decision was not made with malice and it does not stem from a place of anger. I know some of you may think that there was 'one big thing' that happened to cause this, but there wasn't. The reality of some relationships is that there can be a lot of little things that slowly build up over time. All of those little incidents showed us that we each need our own space. Please understand that even though this is very amicable, we're both still processing, hurting, and healing. The world can be cruel and the last thing we want is for people to try to [pit] us against one another," Tori captioned a photo of herself and Jordan embracing during happier times. Jordan, meanwhile, captioned a slideshow of photos with Tori, "It's been one of the toughest stretches of my life to silently struggle with our happiness and love. What this time has taught me is that I love Tori from the depths of my soul. She will always be one of my best friends in this world and no one will ever truly be able to understand the depths of our understanding for one another, like we do. It has been the best and most beautiful time of my life to grow with and love you, Tori. Unfortunately, we weren't able to escape the pressures that come with being in a very public relationship and despite any rumors that have been started, our separation is not because of any bs 'scandal.' We are just two people who love each other deeply but are both battling with our own struggles and happiness. … We will still be cheering each other on and supporting each other in everything. I love Tori with all of my heart and this hurt is something I'll never forget.. and I don't want to. I will always cherish our time together but I'm also excited to see what the future holds for us both. I think she lights up the world around her and I can't wait to watch. It's been a tough time for us but we are moving through this together, even if we are going on separate paths. …and take the weekend off, trolls. We're just fellow humans in pain for awhile.
In other "The Challenge" romance news… During a Dec. 1 chat with Us Weekly, Jenna Compono said that she and "The Challenge" co-star Zach Nichols — who got engaged in December 2019 and initially planned to wed on Feb. 13, 2021 — are pushing their wedding to 2022. Although they still plan to exchange vows in front of family and friends at The Sand Castle in Franklin, New York, they'll also have a small courthouse wedding in January 2021. "I was happy we both agreed to postpone," Jenna said. "Zach was very supportive with that because he wants us to have our dream wedding. You get one wedding. We want ours exactly how we dreamed of it, even if that means waiting another year."
In other delayed nuptials news… On the Dec. 2 episode of "Access Hollywood," Jennifer Lopez revealed that she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez actually canceled their plans to tie the knot twice amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We had to cancel the wedding [this] year because of COVID, because of the quarantine. And we actually did it twice, which people don't know. … We had it [scheduled for] different times — first one canceled, then second one canceled as well," she said. "We kind of have let it go for a second, and I don't know what we're going to do — we talk about small, big. And I think we just feel like, 'Let's just wait it out.' There's no rush. We're good, everything's cool and it'll happen when the time is right. I feel like it's not a huge priority to go and have a big wedding right now."
In still more delayed nuptials news… During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Dec. 2, Nikki Bella said that she and Artem Chigvintsev would "love to have a fall 2021 wedding" in California's Napa Valley. She's hoping there will be no need to take coronavirus precautions into consideration at that point: "I don't want there to be social distancing because that's the one thing that's fun about weddings," she said. "I want everyone to have a weekend escape. … [I want us to] have so much fun, dance all night. So as long as … there's no regulations or lockdowns, then I definitely see us getting married fall 2021." She added that although she'd ideally like to exchange vows in late November, she's prepared to push back her nuptials even further to accommodate Artem's potential "Dancing With the Stars" schedule. Meanwhile, on the Dec. 1 episode of the "All Things Vanderpump" podcast, Nikki opened up about what went wrong with her ex-fiancé, John Cena, noting that they simply "wanted different things" in life. "I really wanted to be a mom, and he didn't want to be a father," she recalled. "In the end, he was like, 'Look, I will give you a kid.' But I knew deep down in his heart it's not what he wanted. And I was so afraid that years down the road, he would just have regrets and resent me for making him a father."
On the Nov. 29 episode of "CBS Sunday Morning," George Clooney gushed of wife Amal Clooney, "There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me. No question about that. It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me." He went on to say that they "never talked about marriage" when they first started dating. "I asked her out of the blue [to marry me] — took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes. I finally said, 'Look, I'm gonna throw my hip out,'" he recalled of his 2014 proposal.
On Nov. 28, Camila Cabello took to Instagram to gush about boyfriend Shawn Mendes: "I've learned a lot about love with this guy. It's not just the happy blissful moments you see in pictures and videos," she captioned a photo of them kissing at the beach. "When you're in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you. I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself. It's not as simple as it looks in pictures sometimes. Sometimes, it's messy and uncomfortable and ugly lol. But there's nothing like the pull, the FORCE that is love, to be the light in the darkness — to be the gravitational pull that gives you the relentless strength to be braver, wiser, and better than you were yesterday. It's so instinctive for us to love, even if our minds try to protect us from it sometimes, but our nature as humans is to love. And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that's way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection. … So raise your glass to the messiness and weirdness of being human and the miracle. And the easiness. And the instinct. And the relentless force that is love." Meanwhile, during an interview with Alicia Keys that debuted on YouTube on Nov. 24, Shawn opened up about how becoming more vulnerable allowed him to fall deeper in love with Camila: "[I realized] I had no vulnerability with my girlfriend and realized the second I showed that to her, she would fall deeper in love with me. And the second she showed that to me, I would fall deeper in love with her. That's the most attractive and beautiful thing in the world," he said.
On the Dec. 2 episode of "The Howard Stern Show," Miley Cyrus said that she and Liam Hemsworth ultimately split because "there was too much conflict" in their relationship. "When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone," she said. "I don't get off on drama or fighting." In spite of their differences, she still cares deeply for the former "The Hunger Games" star: "I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do — always will," she shared. As for their super-short marriage, "I don't know if we ever really thought we were actually going to get married," said the singer-actress, noting that they only decided to tie the knot after a wildfire destroyed their home in late 2018. "I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him," she explained. During the wide-ranging interview, Miley noted that she isn't currently dating due to the coronavirus pandemic.