Wait... there went the bride?!?
Yes, according to a new report about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
NW Magazine, a publication that stems from the actor’s home nation of Australia, alleges that Miley and Liam actually exchanged vows six months ago.
“It was a very intimate ceremony at their house in Malibu,” an insider tells the publication, staring that vows were exchanged in late April and adding:
“I’m told only a handful of people were there and they’re still the only ones who know."
Well... not anymore!
Miley and Liam don't plan on going public with their status as Husband and Wife any time soon, so this report may go unverified for awhile.
The singer and actor actually vacationed recently at Tybee Island in Georgia, which is where they filmed The Last Song way back in 2009.
It was on this movie set that Hemsworth and Cyrus fell in love.
The two got engaged after several months of dating, only to break up in 2013.
They remained broken up for over a year, yet sources slowly started leaking after awhile that the pair had found their way back to each other.
In January of 2016, meanwhile, Miley suddenly started wearing an engagement ring in public.
Neither she nor Hemsworth confirmed that any question had been popped, however.
Not that this has prevented several celebrity gossip outlets from claiming the couple had quietly gone off and gotten married.
This is really just the latest example of a tabloid announcing on its own that a wedding has taken place.
It is true, however, that Cyrus and Hemsworth are now fully out on the open.
For awhile there, the stars barely walked any red carpets together and refrained from even sharing Instagram pictures of each other.
But that changed many months ago.
Now, Miley and Liam frequently act all goofy on social media and even discuss their sex lives with talk show hosts!
“It’s good for people to have that space to grow individually. Otherwise, when you’re with someone from 16 until 24, you grow into the same person,” Cyrus has said in the past of she, Liam and their hiatus.
Now, “it feels like nothing changed except we grew up a lot," she added back then.
And, hey, one more thing may have also changed, if this report is accurate:
Each star's marital status!
Well, it looks like we have some bad news for the star of the USA network’s third best-loved series behind Mr. Robot and, um … is Burn Notice still a thing?
Clearly, we didn’t really think that joke through, but the show we’re talking about is Suits, and the star we’re referring to is reigning Ms. Much Too Hot For Basic Cable, Meghan Markle.
As a human who exists on planet Earth, or perhaps a super-smart ape with an abiding interest in celebrity gossip (we don’t judge), you’ve no doubt heard by now that Meghan is dating Prince Harry.
In fact, you’ve probably caught wind of one of the many rumors that Meghan and Harry are engaged!
Obviously, there’s been no official word on that front, but the consensus amongst insiders is that a royal announcement should be happening any day now.
However, according to one clairvoyant, Meg shouldn’t waste any time picking out a wedding dress:
“My spirit guide is showing me that Prince Harry will propose to his girlfriend Meghan Markle November/December time, I am told that the engagement is already planned and she’ll say yes but they’ll break up before any wedding can take place,” psychid Lyndsay Edwards reported on her website today.
“My spirit guide tells me that Meghan is not the right partner for Prince Harry and that there is someone better suited who will come into his life not long after he splits up from Meghan Markle.”
Daaaay-um! Sorry, Meg.
Hope you didn’t go pledging those Suits residuals to Unicef or anything nutty like that.
First rule of dating a prince:
Don’t start acting spoiled until he makes you a royal.
You young folks might want to write that one down.
Anyway, in keeping with the proud tradition of psychics throwing shade at Meghan by suggesting that Princess Di would totally hate her, Edwards hints that Harry’s next girlfriend will be chosen for him by a solicitous ghost:
“I get the strongest sense that this next relationship for Prince Harry is somewhat planned on spirit’s part and I would question if she’s been chosen for Harry by a loved one in the spirit world who is going to ensure that Prince Harry and this girl cross paths,” she writes.
“I am shown when the two of them meet and it appears that Prince Harry isn’t looking for anyone in that way but is taken by surprise and caught off guard by his immediate attraction to this girl who I am told is really sweet and polite.”
Having apparently mistaken her own psychic prediction for a roast battle, Lindsay adds:
“She looks quite petite and very natural in her appearance – totally different from Meghan and more similar in appearance to girls he’s dated previously.”
Clearly, Lindsay’s predictions are ridiculous, but to be fair, she’s using her reputation as a psychic in the most effective way possible–by telling other people that they’re fat and they’re soon to be dumped by their significant others.
After all, anyone claiming to have psychic abilities is 100 percent full of it, but anyone bashing their social betters in truly petty fashion is just giving you their version of the truth.
Damn, we’re just full of lessons for the kids today.
Every once in a while, a celebrity couple comes along that makes so much sense you wonder how you their perfection for one another never occurred to you before.
But in the case of Drake and Bella Hadid, you have to forgive yourself, because no one really thinks about Bella Hadid on regular basis, do they?
Anyway, it looks as though these two have been engaging in lanky, sullen sex for several months now.
"It started out casual, but they’re definitely serious now," a source tells Us Weekly.
"They’ve been meeting up and going out for romantic dinners."
The insider adds that Drake and Bella are far more than friends with benefits, and their relationship appears to have already reached the "exclusive" stage.
In fact, it seems Drizzy went all out on Bella's recent birthday, dropping tens of thousands on a lavish party for the model and her friends.
“[Drake] planned it and paid for everything," says the source.
Now that the word is out that Drake was the one to finance the soiree, fans are reading way into Bella's birthday Instagram post.
“Thank you for all of your birthday wishes and love … I’m exploding with happiness and so thankful for all of the amazing people in my life. I love you," she wrote.
In all likelihood, it was just a generic message to her friends and family.
Unless ... was she telling Drake she loves him?!
Probably not, but if the rumors that these two have been hooking up since June are true, they might actually be at that point in their relationship.
Anyway, both parties have gone through messy high-profile breakups, so fans are all psyched about the possibility of the two of them closing out 2017 together.
Bella and The Weeknd broke up last year after dating for several months.
And Drake has been dumped by Rihanna approximately 37 times, by our count, so it'll be nice to see him move on with someone new.
Unless it means no more breakup ballads.
If that's the case, we need to start a GoFundMe to bribe Bella to end this thing, ASAP.
We need Sad Drizzy in our lives.
The House of Jonas is about to be merged with The House of Stark.
For better and for worse, in sickness and in health.
Until death does Jos Jonas and Sophie Turner apart.
This is a long and winding way of saying the following:
The singer and the actress are engaged!
The famous couple shared the exciting news with corresponding Instagram posts on Sunday afternoon.
They each shared an image of the Game of Thrones star with her hand on top of the singer’s, showing off the beautiful engagement ring against their black clothes.
“I said yes,” Turner captioned her photo, while the 28-year-old artist added:
“She said yes.”
The celebrities tagged each other in the post and Jonas’ father, Kevin Jonas Sr., commented on Turner’s post writing:
“We are so happy to welcome you to our family!”
The DNCE frontman’s brothers and former band mates, Nick and Kevin Jonas, were also among the first to congratulate the couple.
“YES!!!” Nick wrote, as Kevin similarly jumped in with, “Yeah!!!!!!!”
They're a family of few words. But great looks.
An insider previously told Us Weekly that Jonas and Turner are perfect for one another, speculating that this day may be on the horizon.
"They are madly in love," this source said, adding:
"She's young but mature and comes from a small English town, so it's not that out of the ordinary and age doesn't create an issue.
"They are really good together and his friends and family love her and vice versa, but they aren't rushing to get married."
Jonas and Turner have been dating for about a year.
Talk of a romance blossomed after they were spotted attending a Kings of Leaon concert together, although the stars didn't confirm their relationship until earlier this year.
They did so when Turner uploaded a photo of the musician smoking a cigar on a boat in Miami.
Jonas had previously dated such stars as Demi Lovato, Ashley Greene and Gigi Hadid. It's an impressive list.
Turner, conversely, was a relative unknown prior to striking it huge as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. She doesn't have an extensive, public dating history.
We're so very happy for these two!
Our only question now remains: What should be their couple nickname?
It's gonna happen, folks.
It's really, truly, finally, actually gonna happen.
Following weeks and weeks of endless rumors surrounding the status of their relationship, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at last prepared to tell the world they're engaged.
Numerous insiders have told Us Weekly that the handsome 33-year old quietly asked for his girlfriend's hand in marriage at some recent point in the past.
However, Harry supposedly wanted to "enjoy the [engagement] before word" leak out, which is why the pair has held off on telling anyone outside their parents.
Still, an official announcement will allegedly be coming soon.
This is approximately the 97th report we've found online this fall of Markle and Harry either being engaged or planning to be engaged.
For those wondering what the heck is taking so long, a source explains to this tabloid that it's actually a safety issue.
Markle is still filming Suits Season 7 and "it would be a security nightmare" if the public knew she was engaged to Harry while she was doing so.
“She’d be followed everywhere [in Toronto]," this friend says.
We guess that makes some sense.
But isn't she followed everywhere now?
How much difference would it really make if there's a diamond ring on her finger?
Heck, speculation about the future of Markle and Harry has grown so strong that jewelers are even on record with the type of engagement ring she'll be receiving.
After shooting on Suits is complete, “she’ll relocate to London for sure," Us Weekly writes, adding:
There, she’ll be on hand to help map out what one insider refers to as “a detailed media rollout.”
This is how this type of thing typically goes for The Royal Family.
It's not as if they just appear on the cover of a magazine and scream to the world, "SHE SAID YES!"
Many likely remember how Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their 2010 betrothal in a number of interviews a month after William proposed in Kenya.
We should be using that as an example of what to expect down the line.
Harry and Markle “will most likely hold a small photo call at Kensington Palace, with just one photographer and journalist invited,” says this insider.
“On the same day, they’ll do a TV interview that will be syndicated around the world.”
Don't be fooled by how quiet the stars have been over the last couple months, either.
They know this is a big deal. They know what they want to do for the announcement and even for the wedding.
“These things are planned early in advance," Us Weekly concludes.
For about a year now, the world has been wondering when Prince Harry will pop the question to Meghan Markle.
Naturally, there were engagement rumors during Harry's previous longterm relationships with Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, but they were never quite this persistent.
And while there's been no official announcement thus far, Harry and Meghan keep giving subtle indications that an engagement is on the way.
In fact, there are many who believe it's already happened, and the royal couple is simply keeping the news to themselves for the time being.
Back in August, Harry and Meghan traveled to Africa as part of a celebration for her 36th birthday.
Many thought that Meghan would return from the trip with some new bling to flaunt, but alas, she arrived back London ring-less.
Last week, Harry and Meghan headed to Toronto for the Invictus games, and again, Royal watchers were convinced Harry would seize the opportunity to propose.
After all Toronto is Meghan's adopted hometown, and several members of her family live there.
It seemed like a safe assumption that Harry would take advantage of the setting to ask Meghan to be his wife.
It doesn't seem like it played out that way, but those who know the couple best say Meghan is not concerned.
"Toronto was an amazing experience for Harry," a source close to Harry tells E! News.
"Everything to do with Invictus went according to plan and without hiccups. An uplifting and positive week spent doing what he loves most surrounded by good friends and the most important woman in his life."
The insider adds that Harry spent a great deal of time with Meghan's mother while they were in Ontario:
"This week wasn't the first time that Harry met Doria," says the tipster.
"They actually met late last year so they're very close now. Doria sees Harry as one of the family and he sees her like family too. Harry is has become close with all of Meghan's closest friends ... these are people who have welcomed him with warm and open arms and he's really felt the love and protection."
The source says that while Harry has yet to get down on one knee, the engagement is basically a done deal:
"While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it's fair to say they're as good as engaged now," the insider claims.
"They've spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already."
A different informant takes things a step further, telling Us Weekly:
"I think it's already happened but they're holding the news back until she has finished on Suits."
"I've never seen them happier. It's amazing," the source adds.
Of course, as many who have waited on a concrete sign of commitment from a reluctant partner can attest, "as good as engaged" isn't engaged.
If only there were someone who could offer Meghan advice on how to wait out a royal proposal with dignity. Hmmm...
Just joshin' with ya, Kate!
It happened to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
It happened to Chris Pratt and Anna Faris.
Heck, it just happened to Fergie and Josh Duhamel.
No matter how happy and in love a couple in Hollywood may seem, you simply never know if they will last or not. It's hard not to be a cynic.
This may explain why divorce chatter continues to follow around Chip and Joanna Gaines, the beloved twosome at the center of HGTV's Fixer Upper.
They have four children. Their chemistry on screen is undeniable. But is it real?
Or is it just a show for the cameras?
In an interview this week with Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show, Chip and Joanna did all they could to set the romantic record straight.
"It’s funny, when I think about these circumstances, I think they’re hilarious," Chip said in a pre-taped segment, adding:
"I'm like, ‘I can’t believe that these things are happening to us.’ Because part of me feels, who would care about that?"
Who would care about their love lives enough to conjure up such sordid rumors, in other words?!?
What does Joanna think when it comes to tabloids or websites trying to stir up controversy between her and her goofball of a husband?
"I just don't know what’s going on. So then I’ll hear someone come up to me and say, ‘I hear you and Chip are getting a divorce!’ And I’ll be like, ‘Where did you hear that?’
"I don’t know any of this!'"
Joanna, who specializes in interior design, wants to make sure fans do not believe what they read.
She wants everyone to know that none of this break-up talk comes from her or Chip... or anyone that really knows her or Chip.
"We do our due diligence in letting people know as much as we can, ‘This isn’t us. Don’t be scammed,'" says Joanna.
Last month, in response to a question on Twitter about whether he was splitting from his wife, Chip also aimed to be as clear as possible.
No words were minced. No bushes were beaten around.
"Won't ever happen.. you can take that to the bank!" Gaines Tweeted, adding that Joanna is the "#loveOfMyLife."
How sweet, right?
Instead of personal life drama, these HGTV stars are focused on their professional universe.
Fixer Upper is headed into its fifth season in their hometown of Waco, Texas - and there's no end in sight.
"As long as it can work in Waco, in our backyard, it works for us," Chip said on Today, concluding:
"We’ve got four kids who need us, we’ve got a business here that needs us, and something about our marriage - we do better when we’re on our home turf."
"Home is the most important thing and the fact that we get to be a part of that is an honor," Joanna adds.
Man, we adore these two. We hope they never change.
It's been over a year since the last time Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber broke up.
We've lost count of just how many times Justin and Selena split over the years, and frankly, we imagine they have, as well.
These days, Selena is dating The Weeknd, and it looks as though Jelena is well and truly a thing of the past.
But don't tell that to the millions of Justin fans who are still holding out hope for a reconciliation.
Yes, like the Robsten obsessives who refused to accept that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had broken up, there are thousands of social media users who maintain that Justin and Selena will find their way back to one another someday.
And for some reason, they've decided to target their frustrations at Selena's personal assistant, Teresa Mingus.
Teresa posted a photo of Selena and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) with a caption that drove Beliebers up a wall.
"In an industry that’s so hard to be loyal and love, these two made it happen," Mingus wrote on the photo below:
We waded into the swamp of foolishness that is the comments section on the photo to share with you the most ridiculous pleas from the Jelena faithful:
"True Love always finds its way."
"Love over promo. REAL love always wins."
And of course, this gem which appears to have been posted by about a dozen different users:
"Never Say Never @SelenaGomez @JustinBieber"
There were many variations on the theme that Selena and Abel's relationship is some kind of promotional stunt (as though either party needs the added press, or would stand to benefit from a fake relationship).
Most of these read along the lines of "Abelena is PR" or "Abelena is promo."
You get the point. It's basically the Jelena fan equivalent of calling everything you don't like "fake news."
And it's equally dumb.
Look, folks, we live in the world of celebrity gossip.
We eat, sleep, and breathe this stuff, so we're the last people to dismiss your emotional attachment to your favorite celebrity couples.
But to paraphrase Selena's BFF, Bieber and Gomez are never, ever, ever getting back together - and that's a good thing.
By all appearances and based on the accounts of those who knew them best, this was not healthy for either party.
Both Selena and Justin seem happier and more stable these days, so maybe just let that relationship rest in peace?
No? Gonna continue to obsess over a on-again, off-again romance that started when they were both in their teens?
You go ahead with that.
Carrie Ann Inaba and Robb Derringer have split up just nine months after getting engaged.
A source close to the Dancing with the Stars judge confirmed the sad news to PEOPLE.
Rumors have been swirling over the last few days that the relationship is over, and now we have official confirmation.
Derringer proposed to Inaba in December during a romantic moment at the scene of their first date somewhere along the California coast.
It appeared that wedding planning was well underway just last month when Inaba happily revealed some of the details of the event to People.
“I’ve thought more about the wedding than the reception,” she began.
“A wedding is sacred. It’s a profound moment in one’s life and we both want to focus more on the ceremony and make sure it represents our love and truth in a very intimate and special way.”
She revealed in the same interview that she and Derringer had a thing for the ocean and felt like it was instrumental to their relationship.
Well, it's not uncommon to feel attached to the place of your first date and engagement, we guess.
“We both have an affinity for the ocean. We had our first date near the ocean, we got engaged near the ocean. The ocean will be a central theme in our wedding,” says Inaba. “And we’re guessing and hoping for a sunset to remember.”
The rumor mill went into overdrive over the weekend when she hosted an event in Hawaii for former Dancing with the Stars star, Kristi Yamaguchi.
Robb and the engagement ring were nowhere in sight, and the star had her mother with her for moral support. It certainly seemed like the couple was on thin ice.
That was not the first sign that there was trouble in paradise, however.
Carrie Ann shared the below image on Instagram just last week.
The ominous picture reads, “Just when I think I’ve learned the way to live, life changes.”
There has been no official confirmation about what paved the way for the split, but it does sound like it came out of nowhere if the wedding was being discussed just weeks ago.
What do you think about all of this?
Sound off below!
If you're a Teen Mom: OG fan, then by now, you've probably heard the news that Amber Portwood and Matt Baier have broken up.
Fans have been hoping these two would part ways pretty much from the day they went public with their relationship, and now that Amber has a new boyfriend, it seems it's safe to say she and Matt are well and truly over.
But while TMOG viewers may be thrilled by the split, Matt is most definitely not.
The newly single Baier opened up about his split from Amber in a recent interview with E! News:
"I'm trying to do a lot of work on myself because I realize now the downfall of our relationship was my fault," he explained.
"When you're thrust into the spotlight like that, it can affect you. My mistake was taking our relationship for granted."
Baier says the high-profile nature of the relationship was part of the problem (which is odd, because he never would have met Amber if she weren't on TV), but he also accepts responsibility for being a less-than-stellar partner:
"What I've learned from this is you have to do the work," he told the outlet.
"You have to make the person you're with feel loved every single day. I forgot to do that and now I'm paying the price."
Matt says he's full of regrets over the way his relationship played out, and if given a second chance, he would change everything about the way he behaved.
"If I got a do-over," he said, "I would do everything differently. I should have listened to her more."
The couple was filming a new season of the We TV reality series Marriage Boot Camp at the time of their split.
Matt left the set ahead of schedule and took off for Vegas - where he's apparently been living ever since.
"I went to Vegas to get my head around the split. Ultimately, my hope was to get a place where Amber could come visit me and we could work on our issues. Obviously, that didn't happen."
But despite the fact that Amber is in a new relationship, Matt is still hopeful that she'll find her way back to him:
"I'll hold out hope for a reconciliation. But if nothing else, I hope we can stay friends," Baier says.
"We started off as best friends and that's what I miss the most from her—her friendship. To not have that is painful. When something happens, my natural instinct still is to call her and tell her everything. She was my family."
As though that's not depressing enough, Baier concluded the info with some insights into his day-to-day life post-Amber:
"I've been making a living through my [poker] winnings," he says.
"That said, I'm not really enjoying it. This isn't the life I want to live."
Yeesh. Matt may not have been the perfect boyfriend, but here's hoping he's able to pull himself out of what sounds like a pretty considerable funk.
Watch Teen Mom: OG online to relive Matt and Amber's tumultuous relationship.
Really, if these couples can't make it... who can?
We're still shocked that these Hollywood marriage didn't work out. Toggle through this slideshow of most surprising divorces and react now: Can you believe they're over?!?
Can true love even exist in Hollywood at this point? Or anywhere for that matter?
1. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
4. Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner
5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
6. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
It looks like just as many questions are hanging over Carmelo Anthony's personal life as are hanging over the basketball star's professional life.
As NBA fans continue to wonder whether the proficient scorer will score points with the Knicks or some other team next season, celebrity gossip followers are now asking a similar question about his marriage.
Will Melo continue to drop score with LaLa Anthony (in bed)?
Or will the couple finalize its divorce and go in different directions?
Carmelo and LaLa seemingly broke up in mid-April, and for a very understandable reason:
According to various reports, Anthony didn't just cheat on his wife... he cheated on his wife AND got his mistress pregnant.
This rumor has not been verified, however, and LaLa has not spoken out publicly to castigate Carmelo for his alleged actions.
Over the past few weeks, meanwhile, Anthony has first wished his estranged wife a happy birthday on Instagram - and now he's shared a rather sexy snapshot of LaLa as well.
In the above photograph, the television personality is wearing a short silver dress and her husband is clearly taken with her appearance in it.
As a caption, Carmelo simply included three emojis along with the snapshot: eyes, a heart and a world.
The Anthonys share 10-year-old son named Kiyan and have been married for seven years.
They are supposedly living apart at the moment, but both stars still reside in New York City.
Moreover, Carmelo is reportedly refusing to be traded from the Knicks to any team that takes him too far away from his only child, which is an admirable stance to take.
And it doesn't sound as if LaLa is anxious to legally put an end to their romance any time soon, either.
"You know marriages are tough … it's filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now," she said on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27.
She added at the time:
"Him and I are the best of friends and our number-one commitment is to our son... and we have to set an example for Kiyan and that's what's most important to me.
"I would absolutely never say a bad thing about my husband. That’s my son’s father and he is an amazing dad."
If only all celebrities going through a break up would share this sentiment, right?
In conclusion, LaLa earned our respect by saying of Carmelo and their future as husband and wife:
"I don't know what the future holds. I just know that we are doing an incredible job again being parents to our son. We are the best of friends.
"I've been with Melo since he was 19 years old. You're not with somebody that long, and it just goes out the window.
"I love him with all my heart, and we are the best of friends."
It's been almost three years since we first learned that Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are dating.
At first, the couple was a staple in the tabloids, which makes sense.
Much was made of the fact that this was Rob's first serious relationship since his breakup with Kristen Stewart, which was one of the ugliest and most high-profile celebrity splits in recent memory.
The couple eventually disappeared from the headlines, as neither is really in pursuit of mainstream fame, and their doesn't appear to be anything messy about their relationship.
Rob has spent years going to great lengths to protect his privacy and it seems to finally be working.
He and FKA are rarely mentioned in the press these days.
But that doesn't mean they're not still going strong ... and it certainly doesn't mean that Twilight obsessives won't be either thrilled or devaststed by the news that Pattinson and Twigs are engaged.
The news was first broken quite some time ago by an unusual source:
It was the rapper T-Pain who first revealed that Pattinson had proposed to Twigs, and while we're firm believers that all major news stories should be broken by T-Pain, that doesn't make it official.
Thought T-Pain made his claim over two years ago, neither Pattinson nor Twigs had confirmed the reports until now.
Today, Rob sat for an interview with Howard Stern, and the King of All Media used his incredible ability to get celebrities to bare their souls, asking Pattinson point-blank if he's engaged.
"Yeah, kind of," Rob replied.
Stern quipped that Twigs would probably like to hear a bit more enthusiasm, but Pattinson replied that the couple is forced to keep it low-key as a result of Twilight "crazies."
"It's one of the most frustrating things in the world, because you want to be able to do that [show PDA], but to get kind of stuck in a position where, like, you have to make the decision ... Do you want to let, kind of, crazy people in, because for whatever reason with Twilight, there's like, a crack troop of crazies who think every decision you're making is creating some kind of conspiracy," he said.
"And so you kind of think, to protect it, I want to create a big boundary between it, but then it makes it difficult for your actual relationship."
So Twigs was probably cool with his answer.
But the Twi-hards, a notoriously volatile lot, are likely pissed.
Anyway, our congrats go out to Rob and FKA.
Y'all might want to lay low for a few days.
Last week, we learned that Ben Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, a 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer, whom he reportedly met while rehearsing an appearance on the show.
Affleck just finalized his divorce from Jennifer Garner in April, but the couple has been separated since 2015.
So surely there's no great scandal in Ben moving on and dating someone new at this point, right?
Ha! This is the Batfleck we're talking about, and whether it's justified or not, there will always be countless pearl-clutching gasp-takes about everything he does.
And in this case, the situation might have involved actual clutching of pearls.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves ...
As you may have heard, it's been rumored that Ben cheated on Jennifer with Lindsay.
In fact, some have gone so far as to say that Affleck and Shookus carried on an affair behind Garner's for years, and that the couple parted ways after Jen found out about it.
Conflicting stories abound, but right now, the consensus seems to be that Garner is pissed about the relationship, which lends credence to the theory that it overlapped with her marriage.
One insider tells Radar Online that Ben and Lindsay hit it off from the first time they met, and
“There was an immediate spark,” says a source close to the situation.
“Ben and Lindsay flirted and stayed in touch through Ben’s appearances on SNL.”
Apparently, Affleck and Shookus weren't great at keeping things on the down-low, and Jen found out about the affair after realizing that Ben had made several extravagant jewelry purchases.
“Jen met face-to-face with Lindsay and demanded she return the jewelry,” the source revealed.
“Lindsay says she’d return it, but only if Ben asked for it back.”
Yes, the insider claims there was an actual face-to-face confrontation between Garner and Shookus.
Sounds like things came close to getting very ugly.
Fortunately, Garner didn't feel the need to fake her own death and frame Ben for the murder.
Sorry, but it's impossible to hear news of Ben Affleck marital troubles and not think of Gone Girl.
The unthinkable has happened... America's most infamous liar is a father to a beautiful son.
The father is Ryan Lochte, and he's already hitting up Instagram with pictures to show off Caiden Zane Lochte to the world.
It's been a few days since we graced you with the news that the world champion swimmer was a father and now, we have the first pictures of the little guy for all of you to feast your eyes on.
Have a look below.
"Now this is what it's all about..... family!!!!!!! #Mommy #daddy #CZL"
The pretty picture was almost upstaged by Kayla Rae Reid's side dose of cleavage, but that's a story for another day.
According to E! News, they are "so excited to be parents." Isn't everyone when they try for a baby and said baby arrives?
Kayla and Ryan got engaged in October last year, and they revealed the baby news just months after. But people questioned whether Ryan was lying about the baby news because he's a well-known $hit talker.
Kayla also debuted her son on Instagram with a lengthy post that would make you think it was an advertisement for how amazing Ryan Lochte is.
"My little pumpkin and that smirk," the Playboy model said.
"After almost 26 hours of an unfortunate induced labor, the greatest joy entered our lives. Caiden Zane Lochte born 6-8-17. 7lbs and 14oz of pure bliss." Reid continued, "I Immediately placed him on my chest, he looked me in the eyes and just gazed. I burst into tears, and I will cherish that unforgettable moment for the rest of my life."
"That moment, I felt so many sweet unexplainable feelings and an infinite amount of love. He is amazing in every single way, and I'm so lucky to be his mommy."
"Ryan stayed by side the entire and encouraged me along the way," the proud mother added.
"To see the look on his face when he saw Caiden was adorable and priceless, it was such an emotional moment for the both of us. I'm in awe every day, and I love watching our little man grow daily. His face melts my heart. #love #family #CaidenZaneLochte"
Considering all of the controversy surrounding Ryan Lochte lying about events that transpired in Rio during the summer Olympics, it sounds like 2017 is going to be the year Ryan grows up.
To think, the only reason Lochte and Reid became a thing was that they bumped into one another in Hollywood. How's that for fate? If you're looking for love, don't try bumping into people. You may find yourself arrested... unless you're Ryan Lochte.
There's also word on the street that Ryan will be naming their next kid Jeah, because, well, he's Ryan Lochte and he can do whatever he wants.
We kid. Mostly.
What do you think about all of this?
Sound off below!
On Sunday night, Ariana Grande headlined a star-studded concert to benefit the victims of the Manchester bombing that killed 22 and injured dozens more.
Several A-listers performed at the show, but all eyes were on Grande, who’s previous concert was the site of the terrorist attack.
Today, video of Grande’s tearful finale has gone viral has justifiably gone viral.
Like so many others who were on hand that tragic night, Grande no doubt has a long way to go in her personal healing process, but her musical tribute to the lives that were taken offered reason to hope that healing is possible.
And now it seems that the night may have been a profoundly emotional one for Ariana for reasons aside from the obvious.
As you can see from some of the photos taken that night, Ariana was moved to tears multiple times over the course of the evening.
But some fans have been focusing more on the singer’s ring finger than on her face:
Sources close to Ariana say the trauma of the attack actually brought her closer to boyfriend Mac Miller, who’s provided much-needed emotional support and a shoulder to cry on.
Now, many believe that Mac may have expressed his desire to be there for Ariana forever by popping the question at some point in the past week.
There’s been no official word from the couple, but photos from last night’s concert do seem to show the Ariana sporting a sixzable rock on her left hand.
Tellingly, neither party has taken to social media to deny the rumors, although that could be out of a desire to keep the focus on Manchester and the Red Cross fund that’s been set up to support victims of the bombing.
Sources close to Ariana tell Hollywood Life that marriage has been on her mind for quite some time:
“They talk about marriage all the time with each other, almost to the point where friends are rolling their eyes over it,” an insider tells Hollywood Life.
Mac joined Ariana on stage last night, and fans erupted in applause at the sight of the couple.
It may be quite some time before we find out for certain if the performers have plans to spend the rest of their lives together.
But at this point, it seems there’s no doubt that Mac will continue to help Ariana through the most difficult period of her young life.
It's only been a week since we learned that Taylor Swift is dating Joe Alwyn, and fortunately, the famously unlucky-in-love singer is taking her time and really letting this relationship develop gradually.
Just kidding, she's running into this thing like she just got word that the Single People Apocalypse is coming and only those in serious relationships will be saved.
At first Taylor tried to keep her relationship with Alwyn a secret.
Since that didn't work, they've apparently decided to just say screw it and start picking out china patterns.
Okay, so they're not quite getting married, but they are moving at a speed that should ensure Taylor will have a new breakup album in stores by the end of summer.
According to UK tabloid The Sun, Joe is currently in the midst of moving to Los Angeles so that he can spend more time with Tay.
No word on whether or not they'll live together once he relocates, but it would be a little weird to move several thousand miles for someone and then get a separate place, wouldn't it?
“Joe really wants to be near Taylor and moving to the US will mean they can spend much more time together," a source tells The Sun.
"He’s a real family man and is close to his parents, so he will still be a regular visitor to their London home.
The insider adds:
"That means Taylor will still be able to continue her love affair with London where she can walk around unnoticed and live a relatively normal life.”
Oh, Taylor has a thing for London?
We never would've guessed from the fact that her last eleventy bajillion boyfriends were all British.
Anyway, we're sure Alwyn really does believe the move will help his career, but not because he'll be closer to Hollywood.
Living in SoCal will help raise his public profile because Taylor is a tabloid magnet and summer is when she seems to be at her most scandalous.
Just last night, Katy Perry finally confirmed her feud with Swift.
If Alwyn is smart, he'll have his ass walking up and down Sunset in an "I [heart] T.S." shirt by this weekend.
If you watched last night's episode of Teen Mom: OG, you know that it featured what may have been the rock bottom moment in the relationship between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier.
The Mamber relationship has basically been one long rough patch, but lately things have really come to a head, and the consensus amongst fans is that Matt might be taking his dead beat ass back to Boston in the very near future.
In Monday night's installment, Matt and Amber traveled to Las Vegas to help friends of theirs scout locations for their upcoming wedding.
Sensing an opportunity to legally secure his place aboard the Amber gravy train, Baier started pressuring Portwood to elope.
Matt wound up losing it when she hesitated and eventually told one of the show's producers that he would "never" marry Amber.
Sort of an odd reaction to someone not wanting to get married quickly enough for you, but it looks like Matt's getting his wish.
Portwood has called off the wedding, but not as a result of Baier's shady Vegas shenanigans.
No, her decision is a result of Baier failing a lie detector test designed to determine whether or not he's ever cheated on her.
So yeah, it took the emergence of what is very nearly conclusive evidence that Matt has been unfaithful for Amber to push the wedding back.
What's truly amazing about all of this is that she might not have even gone so far as to break up with him.
According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Matt and Amber are definitely still living together.
(Matt has even used Amber's house as his home address in some recently filed legal documents.)
However, a tweet posted by Amber during last night's episode has given fans new reason to be hopeful:
"I think a lot of people will be shocked this season. But I feel vindicated!!
#trustedmyinstincts love always,” Portwood wrote.
A lot of fans have pointed out that that makes it sound very much like Amber has finally cut ties with Matt.
Unfortunately, what's been going on in their lives these past few days hasn't been captured by MTV cameras, so unless Amber goes into greater detail, it may be quite some time before we find out what's going on with any certainty.
Taylor Swift is pissed.
We don't mean that she's angry about the new Katy Perry diss track directed at her (although that's almost certainly the case).
No, we're talking about Taylor's outrage over the whole finding out about her new relationship.
As you may have heard, Taylor is dating Joe Alwyn.
Alwyn is an actor, but he's not super famous like her like every single one of her previous beaus.
Many have taken Alwyn's status as a relative unknown as a positive indication that Taylor has learned from her past relationships.
Another good sign?
Whereas Taylor stopped just short of taking out an ad in Variety to announce her previous romances, she tried to keep her relationship with Alwyn on the down-low.
Unfortunately, as she has no experience with doing anything low-key, she's not very good at it, and the press found out about Joe almost immediately.
"Taylor went to great lengths to keep their relationship private and out of the spotlight while [she and Alwyn] have been getting to know one another," an insider tells E! News.
"She has made several trips to see him, but always flies in and out on a private jet with lots of security and has been flying into very small and remote airports."
Yep, Taylor was probably out there meeting dude on foggy runways in a trench coat with the collar turned up.
We're guessing tt was like something straight out of Casablanca, and ... dammit, we just gave her the concept for her next video, didn't we?
Anyway, the source claims that Taylor even had a Plan B in place for times when the press started wondering why she was spending so much time in London:
"If she was seen in England, she made sure everyone thought it was a work trip," the insider claims.
"Taylor and Joe have really tried to be on lockdown and have spent most of their time together in private locations where they could get to know each other without the pressure of a public relationship and people making judgment calls."
The source adds that Taylor was initially "bummed" that the word got out about her relationship, but now she sees an upside:
"At the same time, she is really excited about being with Joe and is hoping she can relax a little bit more now and just enjoy being with him," the tipster says.
Well, that's Taylor Swift for you.
When it comes to her relationships, she's just a laid back gal who likes to go with the flow.
Just kidding, she probably broke up with Joe 14 times this afternoon.
Amber Portwood and Matt Baier seem to be in a very confused state these days.
It's tough to figure out exactly what's going on between them, because as far as we can tell, Matt and Amber don't even know if they're together or not.
The latest of many rough patches began when Baier failed a lie detector, leading Amber to believe he'd been cheating on her.
Shortly thereafter, Amber gave a number of statements that made it sound as though she was considering kicking Matt to the curb, but hadn't quite committed yet.
"I can't say we're together right now and I can't say we aren't together right now," she explained in an interview.
"It's a weird situation."
The cheating revelation comes on the heels of a streak of unconscionably douchey behavior, even by Matt Baier standards.
Baier recently declared that he would "never" marry Portwood following a conflict with her brother, and it generally seemed as though he had little interest in saving his troubled relationship.
After her wishy-washy "we're not together, but we're not not together" remarks Amber finally got assertive this week and revealed that she and Baier had called off their wedding.
Teen Mom fans were pretty much universally thrilled, as Matt has proven himself to be the worst on countless occasions.
Even before the cheating allegations, we knew that Baier was a deadbeat dad with a wandering eye who has no qualms about berating the fiancee who finances his indolent lifestyle.
Unfortunately, it looks like Amber may be having some trouble sticking to her guns.
According to Radar Online, Portwood and Baier are still living together, and she's currently going back and forth on the decision of whether or not to kick him out.
“Amber has not made any final decisions just yet,” a source close to the couple tells Radar.
“The relationship is still chugging along for now.”
Right now, it's not looking good for fans who are hoping that Amber will put some major distance between herself and Baier.
Earlier this week, Portwood issued a statement on social media in which she wrote, "As of right now, we are not broken up."
Still it seems her friends have remained optimistic, as Amber continues to offer the occasional glimmer of hope:
“She is saying it’s over,” says one source.
“But they could get back together. They’ve gone through lots of ups and downs.”
That's putting it mildly.
Watch Teen Mom online to remind yourself of just how many "ups and downs" Matt and Amber have endured.
It's only been six months since we first learned that Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are dating, but it seems the couple has been moving at breakneck speed since day one.
Rumors that Spears and Asghari are engaged have been circulating pretty much from the time they first got together, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before "insiders" started spreading the word that the couple has surreptitiously taken the next step.
Yes, according to OK! magazine, Britney and Sam secretly tied the knot at some point in the past few weeks.
“It might seem crazy after such a sort time, but everyone in her life says they’ve never seen her this happy,” a source tells the tabloid.
“Getting married secretly is just the sort of stunt she’d pull. Only now, she’s in a stable place emotionally.”
We think the source might be a bit confused about the meaning of the word "stunt."
If the rumors are true (huge "if"), then it's likely that Brit simply wants to make it official with the man she loves without the flurry of media scrutiny that surrounded her first two marriages.
Many fans forget that Brit has had not one but two weddings in the past, though in fairness, her marriage to Jason Alexander was an extremely short-lived affair that was quickly annulled.
Legally speaking, Brit is no longer under her father's thumb, so she's not required to seek his permission before getting hitched.
But insiders claim she still sought approval from the other most important men in her life:
“She would never marry Sam without asking her boys’ permission first,” says one tipster.
In fact, Sam's connection with her sons is reportedly the main thing that convinced Britney he's the one.
“He’s great with her boys, which is always her number one priority before she can get serious about someone," one source says.
Sadly, it wasn't long after OK!'s report was published that Spears' PR team came forward to set the record straight.
One rep described the rumors as "completely not true" in a statement issued to Hollywood Life moments ago.
But don't lose heart Brit and Sam 'shippers.
It seems Ms. Spears has little doubt about where her relationship with Asghari is headed:
“Brit feels certain about her future with Sam,” one anonymous friend says.
“She’s telling friends that she’s never loved a man like she loves him.”
One of the most precious couples in Hollywood is expecting its first-ever precious bundle of joy.
Via an adorable Instagram photo on Thursday evening, Nikki Reed confirmed the news we've been expecting and hoping to hear for awhile now:
She's pregnant with her first child!
The father, of course, is beloved ex-Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder.
In a note she signed from both herself and her handsome husband, Reed announced her pregnancy via the picture above and the caption below:
Hi Little One -
I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it's the strongest feeling I've ever felt.
We've been sharing this body for quite some time, and we've already experienced so much together. We can't wait to meet you...
Love, Your Parents.
So sweet. So profound. So very Reed and Somerhalder.
It's unclear how far along Reed is in her pregnancy, but it looks as though she'll give birth at some point this year at least.
That's quite the (beautiful) baby bump she's sporting in the image featured here!
Somerhalder was unable to hide his own excitement over the child growing inside of his wife's womb.
Sharing the same gorgeous photo on his own Instagram account, the actor penned the following today:
To our friends, family, and rest of the world.
In my 38 years on this earth I've never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this.
I can't think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first.
This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast...
Because that's what they do, they grow so fast.
Thank you for your kind energy.
Somerhalder and Reed got married two years ago, almost to the day, as they celebrated their anniversary last week with a pair of very sweet messages back and forth.
"To the most amazing human in the world," Ian wrote at the time, adding:
"Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I've ever known.
"To you my love, I say that I know we will have so many of these we can't even count them. Partly because I'll be so old... I love you."
And then Reed chimed in as follows:
"My guy, my man, my honey, my partner in this life, my better half in every way. At exactly this time two years ago today we walked hand in hand into the next chapter, our chapter, together.
"Every day gets better, every moment calling for even more.
"Navigating the waters of life with you is the greatest and most rewarding adventure I've ever known. We climb, we grow, and we laugh at all of it. Thank you for being exactly who you are, and for loving all of me.
"Thank you for your willingness to go even deeper. Until you, I had no idea what could be. Until you...Happy Anniversary."
Prior to this announcement, Somerhalder had been very open about wanting to start a family with his soulmate.
"It’s a pretty crazy time and place to bring a child into this turbulent, insane world .... but I really can’t wait to do it," Somerhalder said about the possibility of kids awhile back.
With The Vampire Diaries coming to an end in March, Ian finally had time in his schedule to get to some serious lovemaking with Reed.
And this is the result!
We could not be happier for Somerhalder and Reed.
Please join us in sending the couple your very best wishes!
Prior to the start of the NBA playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers fans publicly urged Tristan Thompson to dump Khloe Kardashian.
Clearly, the relationship hasn't proven to be as much of a distraction as the Cavs faithful had feared, as the team easily swept the Indiana Pacers in four games to advance to the second round.
But for reasons that likely have nothing to do with his performance on the court, Tristan might actually be planning to give the good people of Cleveland what they want and kick Khloe to the curb.
According to Radar Online, Thompson is on the verge of breaking up with Khloe due to mounting pressure to put a ring on it.
Thompson became a father shortly after he and Khloe started dating (She knew that his previous girlfriend was pregnant when the relationship began.), and he's reportedly not willing to pile marriage on top of his already very full plate.
“Tristan’s barely getting used to the idea of being a dad and here’s Khloe pushing him into a high-profile engagement,” says one insider.
"[Thompson] is ready to run because it’s too much too quickly.”
Yes, it seems Khloe's overeagerness to get hitched is scaring Tristan off, but it seems he's also put off by the reality star's spending habits.
Apparently, the fact that Khloe earns more than Tristan is something of sensitive subject, and he finds it emasculating when she drops massive sums of cash to impress him, as she did on his most recent birthday.
“He was pissed that Khloe threw all that money on his birthday, just for bragging rights,” the source tells Radar.
“His friends are calling her ‘Khloe Warbucks’ after the rich guy in Annie.”
Hmm ... That's sort of a dated reference, but the rest seems entirely plausible.
Anyway, the rumors about LeBron James encouraging Tristan to dump Khloe are probably baseless, but the tipster insists the rest of Thompson's family really does want him to end his high-profile relationship.
“All his friends and family are begging him to get out of this situation before that family takes over his life,” says the source.
We'd say next time maybe Khloe should try dating a dude who's not an NBA player, but we all know that's never gonna happen.
On the basketball court this season, Carmelo Anthony failed to lead the New York Knicks to many victories.
Off the court, however, he just suffered his biggest loss.
According to TMZ sources, La La Anthony decided to leave her husband of seven years.
The All-Star power forward and television personality split up last week, with La La having already settled into her own new place in New York City.
Insiders confirm that the break-up is friendly and that Carmelo and La La were spotted together last week at their 10-year old son's basketball game.
La La is close friends with Kim Kardashian and exchanged vows with Carmelo in July of 2010.
The high-scoring future Hall of Famer was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the less than a year later, with many believing he forced his way to The Big Apple because his wife wanted to further her own career in a major market.
But while Carmelo has made dozens of millions of dollars as the Knicks first option over the last several years, his team has missed the playoffs each of the last three seasons.
Moreover, Carmelo himself has been the subject of numerous trade rumors, especially over the course of the 2016-2017 season.
This chatter allegedly placed a strain on the couple's marriage, likely because La La has no interest in leaving New York.
She doesn't want to uproot child Kiyan from his school or his friends, either. Which is understandable.
The thing is, Carmelo has a no-trade clause. He has the power to remain in New York throughout the next two years of his current contract.
But the Knicks don't want him on the team!
Team President Phil Jackson has hinted strongly for months that the squad would be better off trading Anthony, in order to build a younger club around Kristaps Porzingis.
During a press conference last week, Jackson stopped hinting... and starting outright saying of Carmelo:
“We have not been able to win with him on the court at this time.
"I think the direction of our team is that he is a player who would be better off somewhere else, using his talents where he can win or chase that championship."
What if Carmelo wants to stick around?
Jackson says he told him: "We haven't won here. You don’t want to end your career" with the label of a non-winner attached to your uniform.
Very awkward, no?
The belief within NBA circles is that Anthony will agree to a trade at some point this summer, now that his relationship with the team has deteriorated to such an extent.
And so has his marriage, sadly.
Anthony averaged 22.4 points per game this season, along with 2.9 assists and 5.9 rebounds.
These numbers were also below his careers averages in those categories.
Jana Duggar has long been the odd woman out.
While her younger sisters marry and start families, the beautiful, maligned eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle toils away at their behest.
Is that finally, blessedly, about to change?!
As long as there have been Duggar courtship rumors, Jana Duggar has been the one who fans would probably most like to see marry.
Yet at 27 years old, she remains single.
That's not abnormal in most families, but her sisters Jill, Jessa, Jinger are already married. Joy-Anna is only 19 and she isn't far behind.
One can see why speculation about Jana's love life has always piqued the interest of Duggar Nation, and why recent reports got us excited.
A male counterpart has been whispered about in the past few months, especially after someone sent Jana flowers on Valentine's Day.
There was even talk of Jana being forced into courting by her parents, who were finally releasing her from de facto indentured servitude.
Who is the alleged mystery man, though?
To those who watch Counting On online, and who have followed the famous family on social media over the years, he may be a familiar face:
Lawson Bates. Yes, the one and only.
One of the stars of TV's Bringing Up Bates, Lawson also has 18 siblings and comes from a Christian family well acquainted with hers.
A handsome, aspiring country / bluegrass / gospel singer, the 24-year-old Tennessee native has been tight with Jana Duggar for years.
As well as with some of her siblings.
Rumors of Jinger Duggar courting Lawson in secret set the web on fire back in 2015 after they were cozying up at Amy Duggar’s wedding.
Obviously, Jinger went on to marry Jeremy Vuolo and not Lawson, but has her sister Jana officially found love with this great catch?
According to the Bates Family Blog, which is run by friends of the family, parents Gil and Kathy Jo said that would be news to them.
Kelly Jo Bates said, “I think that probably Lawson and Jana would both be shocked by that news, although we have heard that rumor."
"They are very good friends," Lawson's mom added in her brief statement, "but no courtships that either of our families are aware of.”
The Duggar family trip to see the Bates last month in Tennessee likely sparked the rumor, as both sides have been sharing many photos.
Lawson personally posted an April Fools’ Day pic of himself wearing a suit and a wedding ring with the caption, “If guys acted like girls."
None other than Jana's twin brother John David appears to be in that photo with him, so it's easy to see how this whole thing got started.
Alas, Jana is still single, which she admits is hard.
"When all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you're not part of 'that' group,” she recently lamented.
“I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy. Especially in those times."
“But waiting doesn’t mean sitting and literally waiting. "My parents have always encouraged each of us to serve those around us.”
"No, we need to be busy with where God has us and being content and joyfully serving Jesus there," Jana told Crown of Beauty magazine.
The biggest takeaways there, besides the fact that Crown of Beauty magazine is apparently a thing that exists, are as follows:
1. Jim Bob and Michelle still call the shots;
2. The whole "being content" serving others bit feels like something one tells one's self when one is not actually content doing it.
Some even felt that young Joy-Anna Duggar's dating advice implicitly called out this viewpoint for not being proactive enough.
In any event, on behalf of all Duggar and Bates fans throughout the Ozarks, Apalachia and beyond ... can we get these two together!?
Seriously, even if they aren't courting right this second, there's got to be a change (dot) org petition we can circulate to make it happen.
Back in September, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in a move that stunned Hollywood and left fans with a number of questions as to what could have prompted Jolie to pull the plug on her marriage so abruptly.
Shortly thereafter, a narrative emerged that seemed to explain Angie's actions:
Insiders explained that an altercation between Brad and the couple's eldest son aboard a private jet turned so ugly that Jolie felt she had no choice but to immediately move out on Pitt and take the kids.
That still seems to be the likeliest explanation for the dissolution of Hollywood's most highly-publicized marriages, but with the amount of scrutiny the situation has been under, it was only a matter of time before alternative theories began to emerge.
Today, one of those theories is making the rounds online courtesy of documentary filmmaker Ian Halperin, who claims that it was actually Angelina's controversial relationship with her brother, James Haven, that drove the couple apart.
“James was so close to them that he was actually living with them,” Halperin tells Radar Online in an interview to promote his new film, Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina.
“It put Brad over the edge. Brad gave Ang the ultimatum; it’s him or me!”
Halperin doesn't deny that the midair fight took place, but he insists that Brad and Angie's marriage was already damage beyond repair at that point.
In fact, he says there's reason to believe that Halperin - not 911 or CPS - was the recipient of Jolie's first phone call after the plane landed.
“The rumor is that she reached out to James while she was on the plane to call child services, but I haven’t seen the smoking gun on that point," Halperin tells Radar.
Halperin says his film also addresses the elephant in the room on the topic of Angie and James' relationship, namely the allegations of incest that have plagued the siblings.
“I get into the whole rumors of incest. I do conclude unwaveringly in the film it was mainly a publicity stunt and it worked, but on the flip side people agree the kiss was too close for comfort,” he said.
He adds that while he doesn't believe there was a sexual component to Jolie and Haven's relationship, he does feel Angie and James' relationship was inappropriately close:
"Then the conclusion is amongst experts ‘No wonder they split.’ Here we are more than a decade later and James is living with them full time. Ultimately it was too close for comfort for Brad.”
Not every celebrity relationship out there can reach Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard-like levels of love, commitment and all around cuteness.
Inspired by the questions that hounded Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston throughout their rumored romance we've compiled a list of famous couples who may have just been smiling for camera...
... or who may have just been putting on a pretend happy face.
1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
2. Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
3. Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough
4. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
5. John Travola and Kelly Preston
6. Shailene Woodley and Theo James
It's been three months since we first learned of the latest Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna breakup, which means it's just about time for another round of reconciliation rumors.
Yes, right on schedule, there's talk of Rob and Blac patching things up yet again.
Normally, we'd dismiss the reports as just the latest tabloid chatter.
Surely even Rob in his desperation and Blac in her blind greed couldn't be so foolish as to get back together for the 47th time, could they?
They must be capable of putting the happiness of their infant daughter above their own childish self interest, right?
Ha! We kid.
These two have proven time and again that their stupidity is a bottomless pit, and the latest confirmation that they're back together seems to have come directly from Blac herself:
In an interview with Cosmo South Africa, Blac was asked about her relationship with Rob because, well, that's pretty much the only thing she's famous for at this point.
Her response sounded suspiciously like that of a woman justifying her continued involvement in a crappy, unhealthy relationship:
"I feel like every person who's in a long-term relationship, or who is committed to their person, goes through ups and downs," Blac told the magazine.
"Everything isn't always going to be peaches and cream. If it is, then it's fake. I'm in it for the long haul."
Considering Blac attacked Rob and had to be physically restrained a few days before Christmas we think it's safe to say they were pretty far from the peaches and cream stage.
So why would these two grownups with a child to raise (two children, in Blac's case) put themselves through this again?
Well, according to Radar Online, the answer is simple - and painfully obvious.
“Blac Chyna got really scared recently after they broke up again because she was afraid that her money was running out,” a source close to Rob and Blac tells the site.
Yes, Blac still sees a big old dollar sign in a Dodgers hat when she looks at Rob, and who could blame her?
Not only is she set for life if they make it down the aisle, his last name is one of the most widely-recognized on the planet.
Sadly, we live at a time when Kardashian is the new Kennedy, so it's no surprise that Blac already had papers drawn up to change her name to Angela Kardashian at the time of her latest split from Rob.
And it's not exactly shocking that she's determined to see this venture through to its completion.
The insider says ChyRo patched things up at Rob's 30th birthday party last week:
“Chyna going to his birthday with his family was a huge step in the right direction. She really wants to work it out for the baby and their future,” the source claims.
Hilariously, Blac has apparently convinced herself that this time will be different:
Blac Chyna isn’t going to tolerate his BS anymore and that if he wants to be with her, he needs to pull himself together in every way,” the tipster claims.
Someone tell these two the situation stopped being funny, like, so, so long ago.
Congratulations are in order for Meghan Markle.
The actress is officially part of the Royal Family!
Because she and Prince Harry really are engaged and a wedding is being planned and all of Great Britain is about to shut down for the next several months?
Because Markle is finally the subject of wild pregnancy speculation.
And let's just say Kate Middleton can relate, many, many, many, MANY times over.
According to the latest OK! Weekly cover story, Markle may be expecting her first child with Harry.
(It would also be the rising star's first child overall.)
As you can see below, the front page of this issue screams “Meghan Tells Princess Kate: I’m Having Harry’s Baby!”
It claims that Markle made this “secret confession” during a “girls’ night out" to Middleton, which may be the hardest part of this entire story to believe.
Could Harry have knocked up his girlfriend?
Sure. They're probably having sex and mistakes happen.
But do Markle and Middleton enjoy drunken nights out alone? LOL, no!
According to anonymous source - who are totally real and not remotely made up by editors - Meghan and Markle managed to sneak into a London pub without anyone identifying them.
And, once they were inside, the alcohol and the conversation flowed freely.
“By the end of the evening, which the insider says stretched till 1 a.m., Meghan had confessed to Kate that she’s so in love with Prince Harry, 32, she’d have his baby tomorrow if she could!” writes the tabloid.
This source is then quoted as saying the following:
“Meghan told Kate that, as far as she’s concerned, they should start trying [to conceive] as soon as they’ve announced their engagement.
"She’s got baby fever!”
So, just to emphasize, OK! isn't actually reporting that Markle is pregnant.
It's claiming (falsely, we're sure) that she simply told Kate Middleton that she wants to get pregnant someday soon. That's a pretty big difference.
Markle should probably get used to these sorts of rumors.
As the likely future wife of Prince Harry, she'll be subjected to scrutiny that she'll probably never fully adjust to.
If she thinks Suits fans are passionate, wait until she meets Royal Family followers!
For now, Markle has managed to avoid any real scandal.
She hasn't really said anything in public, either, ever since her romance with Harry went viral late last year.
But those tabloids and newspapers continue to wonder and write anyway, even alleging that Markle and Middleton are engaged in some kind of feud.
And that pretty much explains what Markle is in for:
She's going out for drinks and sharing major secrets with Middleton... or she's engaged in a rivalry with the future Queen. There's really no way for Markle to win.
The best thing she can do is lay low, use protection when having sex until she really is prepared to conceive and simply enjoy her time with the man she loves.
Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimadli are tuning out critics after a widely panned debut as a couple on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special.
As The Bachelor spoilers predicted, Nick proposed, she said yes ... and predictions of their imminent demise also didn't look far off.
Suffice it to say, alumni of Bachelor Nation and fans alike were far from confident in Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi's future Monday.
Past stars from Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici to J.P. Rosenbaum and Trista Sutter all took to social media to voice their skepticism.
Typically you'd see a united front, with the alumni rallying around the couple, but Viall and Grimaldi’s interaction was just that awkward.
Yet despite the negative commentary from critics doubting their love for one another, the couple are focusing on the positive together.
“You can never make people happy. At the end of the day, we are focusing on our relationship,” said Grimaldi, a special ed teacher.
“It’s so easy to focus on the negative, which sometimes I do, and Nick tries to get me out of it. But it's the world that we’re living in.”
The duo admitted that it's been a struggle up to this point, and that they are ready to live life together without ABC TV cameras rolling.
“I was excited for it to end, but now I am sad,” Grimaldi said.
“I mean, I’m excited for us to start our real life together.”
(NOTE: Why is she sad about it then? This is confusing.)
“She’s very much looking forward for this to be over,” Viall added, admitting, “It was very difficult for us as a couple at the end.”
While the pair are engaged, they recognize that they “have a long way to go” and “are getting to know each other” these days.
“I don’t think any relationship is perfect,” said Vanessa.
Definitely not, but most Bachelor and Bachelorette couples come out of the finale looking a bit more optimistic than these two lovebirds.
“I hope we came across as in love and passionate tonight," Nick said, responding to the widespread sentiment that they looked miserable.
"The reality is - we joke about it, but it’s true - we don’t know what it’s like to go to the movies together, to spend time together in the real world."
"Our relationship has been based off of stressful situations."
Vanessa, for her part, seconded that notion and said that “I feel like it’s been on standstill for a little bit ... I’m ready to move forward.”
How far forward will they move, though?
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