On Feb. 16, "The Bachelorette" season 16 stars Clare Crawley and Dale Moss sparked reconciliation rumors when they stepped out for drinks at a bar in Venice, Florida. (See photos here and a video here.) According to an Us Weekly spy, the former couple looked "like they were friends." Said the onlooker, "They were smiling and enjoying each other's company, but it wasn't like they were all over each other." (A TMZ spy added that they "hugged a few times.") The following day — as it became clear based on their social media posts that the pair were spending more time together — E! News shed some light on how the hangout went down: "Dale had regret over everything that happened between him and Clare and has been reaching out to her recently," said a source, noting that the hairstylist "finally caved and decided to answer his calls and talk it out with him." Explained the insider, "She's been trying to move on but it's been very hard. She wanted to see him in person so she flew to Florida to be with him. … They aren't back together but Clare has expressed she misses him and wants to work it out." It seems like they're still on different pages, though: E! notes that, according to their source, Dale wants to prove to Clare that he's "a good guy," while she's hoping for a reconciliation and has already forgiven him for the drama surrounding their January breakup.
Paris Hilton announced on Instagram on Feb. 17 that her boyfriend, venture capitalist Carter Reum, proposed on Feb. 13 while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island. "When you find your soulmate, you don't just know it. You feel it. My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise. As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee. I said yes, yes to forever. There's no one I'd rather spend forever with. … Here's to Love – the Forever Kind #Engaged #SheSaidYes," she captioned a slideshow of photos.
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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker took to Instagram on Feb. 16 to confirm recent reports they're a couple by posting the same shot of their entwined hands. The reality star shared the PDA pic on Instagram, while the drummer re-posted the photo on his Instagram Story. Said an Us Weekly source of the pair, "Kourtney and Travis have been spending a lot of time together, but they're taking their time and trying not to move too fast. No one is surprised by their relationship." The insider went on to note that the two have "so much in common," saying, "They have big modern families [and they] both are dedicated to their kids. They come from these modern families with modern relationships. Both of their families are supportive. It's still very new, but they are both very excited by how easy it all has been."
Similarly, Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, finally made his relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Sharina Hudson, Instagram official on Valentine's Day by sharing a photo of their entwined hands. "QUEEN & SLIM …. back [at] it again!! … 'CELEBRATE YOUR QUEEN ELEVATE YOUR KING!" he wrote in the caption. In late January, Wendy said Kevin was involved with Sharina for "almost 15 years" of their marriage.
Scott Disick made his relationship with Amelia Gray Hamlin Instagram official on Feb. 13, a day after they were photographed holding hands on the beach in Miami. (See photos here.) The father of three took to his Instagram Story to share two snaps with the teen model during a fancy dinner date. The following day, they returned to social media to chronicle their Valentine's Day celebrations, which included a boat ride and a giant bouquet of roses for the young beauty.
It was a big week for Kardashian-adjacent social media debuts… Kendall Jenner and her rumored boyfriend of almost a year, Devin Booker, made their relationship Instagram official in honor of Valentine's Day. The model took to her Instagram Story to share a sweet shot of the professional basketball player resting on her with his face obscured as she reclined on a countertop. Devin, meanwhile, took to his Instagram Story to share a photo of Kendall resting on him with her face obscured as he stretched out on the grass with his dog. He also shared a video of the reality star playing with his pup. (See the posts here.)
In still more Kardashian news… On the Feb. 11 episode of "The Wendy Williams Show," Lamar Odom admitted that he cheated on his ex-fiancée, Sabrina Parr. He also strongly implied that she claimed she was once intimate with Khloe Kardashian's off-and-on love Tristan Thompson. "There were some things that kinda always made me look at her out the corner of my eye … like when she told me that she had slept with my ex-wife's significant other," he said. When Wendy pressed Lamar to name names, the basketball star replied, "Come on, Wendy, you can put that together. I don't say names if I don't have to." When the hostess mentioned Tristan, Lamar made a face as if to say she hit the nail on the head. (It's unclear if Sabrina and Tristan were actually involved, and if they were, it's unclear if he was with Khloe at the time.) "She is good looking, but she's a hurt woman. She has a lot of problems that I don't think any one of us could help her with. She probably needs therapy," Lamar said of Sabrina. "I feel like that whole relationship — she's just like a decrepit reptilian type of woman, how she moves. … This woman was putting out that I was doing drugs. … Anyone that does that to me — of course if you know my past — that means you're trying to hurt me, trying to hurt my progression and my lifestyle. So I kind of take that personal." The athlete, who's struggled with addiction issues for years, added that "if you really want to hurt [his] feelings," accuse him of backsliding on his sobriety. "She should know that," he concluded.
On Feb. 12, Jeff Dye took a major step forward in his relationship with Kristin Cavallari: He posted a photo of them together (albeit with other friends) on Instagram. "When it's late night we ride scoots!" he captioned a selfie with the reality star and three additional pals. According to an E! News source, despite the constant hangouts, the mother of three still doesn't consider the comedian her boyfriend: "She is single but they are still hanging out. It's not exclusive. It's fun," said the insider.
In honor of Valentine's Day, Bethenny Frankel confirmed recent rumors that she and Paul Bernon have reconciled, captioning a mirror selfie in which he can be seen standing behind her, "Behind every woman… (you fill in the blanks here.) Happy Valentine's Day xoxo."
On Feb. 12, Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun were snapped holding hands during a dinner date in West Hollywood, confirming recent reports they're an item. Two days later, they were seen smooching during a Valentine's Day date in Malibu. (See a photo here.)
According to The Daily Mail, Lily James was seen smooching Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman outside a hotel in Suffolk, England, on Feb. 11. "They were laughing and joking and looked very happy together," said a spy. The English actress was linked to a number of eligible bachelors … and some not so eligible men … in 2020.
Longtime pals Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith sparked romance rumors when they were snapped smooching as he handed her a giant bouquet of roses in West Hollywood on Valentine's Day. (See photos here.) The duo recently played a couple in the 2020 romantic drama "Life in a Year."
On Feb. 7, The Sun broke the news that "Normal People" star Daisy Edgar-Jones and her boyfriend of two years, actor Tom Varey, quietly called it quits last year. "They got on really well during lockdown last year, but they're both young and passionate about following their careers," said a source. "Daisy has been inundated with opportunities and feels she has to put them first, Tom's also really dedicated to his acting and wants the best for both of them. They were sad they couldn't make it work, but are still close and there's no hard feelings."
Us Weekly reported on Feb. 15 that, according to a source, Bachelor Nation's Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan "aren't back together" but "have been communicating since they both went their separate ways after the Super Bowl," where they sparked reconciliation rumors by spending time together in public. "They're on 'good terms,' meaning they're not holding any grudges and are friendly post-breakup. Nothing is new with their love lives — they're both single," said the source, noting that the duo "are taking this time to focus on themselves" and that "only time will tell" if they're meant to be. A few days earlier, Peter said that before the Super Bowl, he hadn't seen Kelley "for a couple of months actually, since things ended" between them. "But I did see her and it was a good meeting, for sure. We are on good terms," he said.
In other Bachelor Nation news… Amanda Stanton took to Instagram on Valentine's Day to reveal she has a new boyfriend: Michael Fogel. "Happy Valentine's Day from Cabo (because chips, guac & spicy margs are the way to my heart)," she captioned a photo with her new beau, who was previously linked to another Bachelor Nation beauty, Corinne Olympios, following a long-term romance with Kyle Richards' daughter, Farrah Aldjufrie. It's unclear when Amanda and her last boyfriend, Oren Agman, called it quits.
Dr. Dre and Apryl Jones sparked romance rumors when they stepped out for dinner at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Feb. 10. (They arrived together and later left in the same car.) After the photos of their date night hit the Internet, Apryl's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" co-star and nemesis Moniece Slaughter said on Instagram Live, "It's been a while that they've been together." The two women have been at odds since Apryl started seeing Moniece's ex, rapper Lil' Fizz, after previously romancing his B2K bandmate Omarion. Dre, meanwhile, is in the midst of an incredibly contentious divorce from Nicole Young.
Shantel VanSanten and Victor Webster — who co-starred in the 2017 Hallmark Channel made-for-TV movie "Love Blossoms" — announced on Instagram on Feb. 10 that they're engaged. "YESTERDAY WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! We hiked 2000ft to the top of the mountain where @iamvictorwebster told me he loved me for the first time years ago! What happened next still has me in shock… He told me he wanted to spend forever with me, as he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him!! I didn't say anything for a while, not out of suspense although it would have been a good prank, but because my legs stopped working, I had to sit down and I couldn't stop crying and kissing him…. I forgot to say anything at all… BUT OBVIOUSLY I SAID YES!!! I can't wait to spend FOR-EV-ER with my best friend!!!!" the "One Tree Hill" alum, who currently stars on "The Boys" and "For All Man Kind," wrote. The Canadian actor, meanwhile, wrote, "Well she didn't say yes…at first, first her legs buckled and she had to sit down, then she started crying and shaking and asking if this was real, then she started kissing me a whole bunch, then crying some more, then asking if it's real and if I'm playing a practical joke, then… I had to ask if that was a yes and THEN finally she said yes. Been an amazing journey so far, only gonna get better. Now you're stuck with me. Love you."
Daniel Gillies took to his Instagram Story on Feb. 11 to debut his new girlfriend: cellist, model and actress Julia Misaki. The "Vampire Diaries" alum and longtime love Rachael Leigh Cook called it quits in 2019 — just a few months shy of their 15th wedding anniversary.
Another couple who made their relationship Instagram official on Valentine's Day? Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend, professional baseball player Cole Tucker. "It's you, it's me, it's us," the singer-actress captioned a sweet shot of herself smooching her beau. Cole, meanwhile, captioned this sweet shot with Vanessa, "Happy V day."
Hannah Brown also made her relationship with her new boyfriend, Adam Woolard, Instagram official in honor of Valentine's Day. She took to her Instagram Story to share a photo of them kissing while horseback riding. (See it here.) The male model and lifestyle coach, meanwhile, shared a photo of himself and the former star of "The Bachelorette" smiling with their arms wrapped around each other. "My sweetie," he wrote in the caption.
In other Bachelor Nation Instagram debut news… On Feb. 16, Katie Morton took to Instagram to confirm her rumored romance with James Rowe. "It's like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together," she captioned a photo of the English professional soccer player bending down to peck her on the cheek.
TMZ reported on Feb. 16 that Teresa Giudice and her new boyfriend, Luis Ruelas, are going into business together: They're reportedly listed as the new owners of a $3.35 million home in Montville, New Jersey. According to TMZ, Luis — who's into real estate investment — paid for the seven-bedroom mansion, while the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star "will likely act as the property manager." TMZ notes that according to their sources, the couple is not currently living in the house. It's unclear if they intend to move in eventually or plan to simply flip the property. Meanwhile, during an interview with "Extra" that debuted online on Feb. 15, Teresa revealed that she met Luis when he rented a house at the Jersey Shore: "I was walking and that's how I met him, exercising," she said. "He ran past me with no shirt on, and I was like, 'Oh, who is that?' … He ran past me that week a few times. One morning he was packing his car to leave to go back home and that's how we met." After they finally got to talking, Luis handed over his business cards to Teresa and her married girlfriend. He then drove off … but soon circled back. Recalled the mother of four, "He said, 'Teresa, my son wanted to know why I didn't ask for your number.' I said, 'I have your business card, I will text you.' My girlfriend took my phone and was like, 'I'm texting him right now.'" They ended up talking "for hours" later that night. And the rest is history!
Meanwhile, Teresa Giudice's ex-husband, Joe Giudice, and his new girlfriend, Daniela Fittipaldi, are still going strong. On Valentine's Day, the father of four gushed about his love on Instagram, captioning a photo of her, "Thank you for accepting me and not trying to change me. Thank you for seeing the best in me. I love the way your eyes light up when we [are] together. I love hearing about what matters to you. I am thankful for you and your family. And most of All I love the way YOU [love] MY KIDS. My life is so much better because you are here with me."
In other "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" news… During an interview with Us Weekly that debuted online on Feb. 11, Melissa Gorga admitted that she and husband Joe Gorga are "struggling" and that their marriage is "not easy." (Those struggles are depicted on season 11 of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," which debuted on Feb. 17.) "I'm not sitting here telling you that, like, I'm moving out of my house today but we were struggling and we show it. … We're fighting out of it," she said. "He likes things to stay the same. I've been with him since I was 24 years old. So I've changed and I feel like this is a scary part of marriage. Either you're going to grow together or you're going to grow apart. And I think we're fighting really hard to grow together. … It just takes a little give and take." Continued the reality star, "We've done very good for 11 years. We're a great couple. We try really hard. We fight really hard for our family and it's not easy to be on reality TV for 11 years and still stand strong."
Meanwhile, Jackie Goldschneider hit back at rumors there's trouble in paradise for her and husband Evan Goldschneider — specifically that he had an affair: "My family and my marriage is beautiful and it's wonderful and it's built on a lot of respect and love and nothing is going to get in the way of that," she told Us Weekly during an interview with debuted online on Feb. 11, explaining that she considered quitting "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" over the bad buzz around her relationship. "I had to really see if there was a way for the show to be a part of my life and still maintain the integrity of my family and my relationship. … I don't want to end up a statistic. I don't want to be just another Housewife who ended up divorced."
In still more "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" news… "RHONJ" alum Victoria Wakile — Kathy Wakile's daughter – married Teddy Kosmidis in a tradition Greek Orthodox ceremony at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey, on Feb. 13. "I am so excited to be sharing my life, love and forever with my husband," the bride told E! News. "I am so thrilled to be celebrating with family and close friends. We are so ready to start our future together!" The couple, who got engaged in August 2019, originally intended to exchange vows in September 2020 but were forced to push their wedding date amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On the Feb. 13 episode of the "Hollywood Unlocked" podcast, Larsa Pippen insisted that her boyfriend, Malik Beasley, and his estranged wife, Montana Yao, "weren't together" when she first met him. "We had spoken about [his marriage]. It wasn't a secret," she said. "I googled them when I first met him — they weren't together. They had issues before. It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn't thinking anything about it. … If you spent a minute googling their situation, it wasn't the ideal situation — way before me." Continued Larsa, who's still technically married to her estranged husband, Scottie Pippen, "I know a lot of people that are married and exiting. I've played that part. So for me, if you're not being shady and you're telling me all your stuff, I'm going to believe you. … A lot of people are not happy in their situations and they don't want to jump ship until they see someone they like. You don't want to just shake your kids up. You're in a state of living in the same place, but not really together." She also noted that she "wasn't trying to be public" with Malik, "but it just went and happened that way."
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph — who was linked to Bachelor Nation's Hannah Ann Sluss in early 2020 — revealed on Instagram on Valentine's Day that he and tennis star Eugenie Bouchard are an item. "My Valentine," he captioned a photo of himself and the blonde beauty embracing on the beach.
According to Page Six, Rev. Al Sharpton filed to divorce Kathy Jordan in Manhattan Supreme Court on Feb. 11 — more than 16 years after they first separated following 24 years of marriage. The civil rights activist has been in a relationship with fashion designer Aisha McShaw for more than a decade.
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 mid-February 2020, starting with this big update… On Feb. 13, The Mail on Sunday broke the news (with photos!) that "Bridgerton" star Regé-Jean Page — who's hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 20 — has a live-in girlfriend: freelance copywriter and part-time soccer player Emily Brown. The duo were snapped sharing a tender moment outside the London home they bought together in early 2020. Meanwhile, during an interview with You magazine that debuted online the following day, the English actor's "Bridgerton" leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, shut down recent rumors claiming she's the one romantically involved with the heartthrob: "I'd love to say there was really something between us," she said. "But no, it has always been strictly professional. There was so much pressure on us to get [the show] right that it was all about the work. We have a really professional working relationship. I'm glad for that, actually. It would be very complicated if it went further. … I always hear about people falling in love with their co-stars. It's yet to happen to me, but I'm intrigued. … People really root for us [as a couple]. We have to say we're actors, we're doing a job, there is something to be said for not spoiling the magic… but at a certain point you have to say 'no.'"
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