Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are engaged! The actress announced the news on Instagram on Nov. 8, sharing a fun pencil drawing of the two — he's holding a guitar in one hand and slipping a ring on her finger with the other. "ENGAGED!" Meg captioned the image. Meg and John began dating in 2010. The couple split in 2015 but reconciled in 2017. There were rumors of an engagement when Meg was photographed on Halloween wearing a diamond on her ring finger.
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NBA star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union welcomed a baby girl via surrogate on Nov. 7, they announced on social media. The couple both shared images of their first moments with their newborn daughter, captioning the photos with the lyrics to Bill Withers' hit song "Lovely Day." "We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days," Gabrielle, who's struggled with fertility issues for years, wrote. "Welcome to the party sweet girl!"
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After years and years of rumors and speculation, girl power is officially back! On Nov. 5, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Mel B confirmed that they are setting out on a six-date reunion tour through the United Kingdom and on Nov. 7, they hinted that more dates could be on the horizon. As expected, the erstwhile Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, will not join her former bandmates. The ladies have the potential to really cash in on the tour: Multiple reports said the women will each make $550,000 for each show. They could make more money if the shows sell out and more dates are added (TMZ estimates in a best case scenario, they could make $6.5 million each).
Demi Lovato is out of rehab and back in Los Angeles after three months of treatment following a July drug overdose. On Nov. 7, TMZ reported that Demi is living in a sober house part-time as she continues her recovery. For now, she's "splitting her time between a halfway house and a private home in Los Angeles," TMZ said. She will reportedly be at the sober house three days a week. She's spending time at a new place too (the house where she OD'd is now on the market) because "she wants to resume a normal life," TMZ explained. In addition, Demi has been spending time with fashion designer Henry Levy, who founded the Enfants Riches Déprimés line. They were photographed holding hands during dinner at Beverly Hills sushi hotspot Matsuhisa on Nov. 3 and walking with their arms around one another after grabbing coffee a few days later, but a sources told "Entertainment Tonight" that the pop star and Henry, who's also a recovering addict, are just friends.
Cause of death revealed
Mac Miller died from a lethal mix of fentanyl and cocaine, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. The rapper's death has been ruled an accidental overdose by way of "mixed drug toxicity," the coroner's office said on Nov. 5. Mac, 26, was found dead on Sept. 7 in his home in a Los Angeles suburb. The report said Mac's assistant found him unresponsive on his bed in a "praying position."
Idris Elba is the definition of sexy, according to People magazine, which this week anointed the actor the "Sexiest Man Alive," a title it famously gives out annually. In recalling his reaction when told that he was being given the honor, Idris said, "I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?'" He said he "looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.' But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure." Idris is People's 33rd Sexiest Man Alive.
Out of treatment
Selena Gomez has left a psychiatric facility after a month-long stay. A source told E! News on Nov. 7 that the singer is "refreshed and is in a better headspace," adding that Selena is "out of her treatment program in NYC and is doing much better." Still, Selena will "be checking in with professionals as her health battle is ongoing," the source said. In late September, the singer was hospitalized with an "alarmingly low white blood cell count" in the wake of her 2017 kidney transplant, TMZ reported. Then, during the first week of October, she was again hospitalized after another low count. During that hospital stay, TMZ said she had "a meltdown" and "freaked out" and "tried ripping the IVs out of her arm." Several sources likened it to "an emotional breakdown." She then sought mental health treatment.
Saucy new role
Mark Consuelos is cheating on Kelly Ripa with… Kelly Ripa! On Feb. 6, Kelly announced on Instagram that she is set to play the mistress of husband Mark Consuelos' character, Hiram Lodge, on the CW series "Riverdale." "It's a family affair ……… Hiram's mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale," she captioned an image from the set of the show. It's even more of a family affair that Kelly noted: On Nov. 7, Kelly and Mark's 21-year-old son, Michael, made his debut on the series. Fittingly, he played a young Hiram.
Say hello to Hollywood's newest single people: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The former couple is now officially divorced. TMZ reported that a private judge signed off on the duo's divorce documents and submitted them to a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in October. That judge signed the paperwork on Nov. 7, meaning Ben and Jen are now divorced and legally single. The divorce date is listed as Oct. 9, 2018, since that was when Ben signed the final paperwork (Jen reportedly had signed off days earlier). Ben and Jen never got lawyers involved in the case, TMZ revealed.
Adam Driver has been a father for two years — and the public didn't know! On Nov. 9, Page Six reported that the "Star Wars" franchise actor has a 2-year-old son with wife Joanne Tucker. Friends said that relatives posted messages about Joanne's pregnancy on their Instagram accounts — the news just simply managed to escape fans' attention. Adam has dropped hints over the past few years that he has a child, but he's never directly addressed it. So, congrats… two years later!