Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the celebrities who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in mid-November 2019, starting with Demi Lovato, who took to Instagram on Nov. 12 to debut her relationship with Austin Wilson, the 25-year-old son of Z-Boys of Dogtown skateboarder George Wilson. "My [heart]," she captioned a mirror selfie showing the male model kissing her on the cheek. Austin also flaunted the new romance on Instagram. "My Love," he captioned a different mirror selfie with Demi. Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to a source, the duo bonded over their mutual sobriety and "are really happy together." Added the source, "Demi's friends approve of Austin and they're both great influences on each other. … [They] are both sober and it's easy for them to connect and understand each other." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates!
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Us Weekly reported on Nov. 14 that, according to a source, Angelina Jolie "has been on a few dates … but nothing serious" in the wake of her ongoing divorce from Brad Pitt. "She isn't closed to the idea of meeting someone new, but it's not her main priority," said the insider. "She's all about focusing on the kids, her job, and cleaning up her messy divorce." The source adds that once the actress-director has officially finalized her split from her former love, she'll "get back to the dating scene, without a doubt." As for that "messy divorce," Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to another source, Angelina "still has a lot of resentment toward" Brad. "She wants him to be held accountable because she feels he turned her and the children's lives upside down," said the source. Echoed a second insider, "Before the divorce, the entire family led a very nomadic existence, and that was because of Angie's restlessness. … Brad wanted the kids to have stability while Angie always said they were giving the children an idyllic childhood by exposing them to different countries, languages and experiences." (She recently told Harper's Bazaar, "I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I'm having to base where their father chooses to live.") Said yet another Us Weekly source, "Angelina uses the kids as a weapon against her ex, and as a result, Brad's lost count of all the times they haven't been available to see him on special occasions." Still another source said that Angelina "swears he gave her his verbal permission to move abroad very early in their separation … only to change his mind and play hardball when it came to mediation." Said a fourth Us Weekly source, "Jolie's still bitter about it and upset when she doesn't get what she wants."
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In video published by TMZ, Anna Faris seemingly confirms rumors that she and her boyfriend of two years, Michael Barrett, are engaged. In the Nov. 9 video, a paparazzi videographer approaches the actress and her beau as they wait for their car after dinner in Santa Monica. After the cameraman offers a vague "congratulations," the "Just Friends" star responds with a polite "thank you." When he follows up by asking her and Michael if they're "ready for the big day," Anna replies with a simple "no" and then throws back her head in feigned laughter.
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In spite of reports to the contrary, Deena Cortese told Us Weekly on Nov. 10 that Jenni Farley and Zack Clayton Carpinello have yet to officially reconcile following a mid-October hiccup in their relationship: "Right now, they're not together but they're working on it," she said. The duo called it quits after the Oct. 10 episode of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" aired. The episode showed Zack getting handsy with Angelina Pivarnick during a night out in Las Vegas. Since the breakup, however, JWoww and her much younger beau have been seen together several times, sparking reconciliation rumors.
On the Nov. 10 episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," which was shot months ago, Porsha Williams revealed that her fiancé, Dennis McKinley, admitted during a therapy session that he cheated on her while she was pregnant with their daughter, Pilar Jhena. "After I heard what I needed to hear, I got up and stormed out," she recalled. "At that point, I didn't want to hear anymore because, for me, I had just heard my fiancé say that he actually had sex with someone while I was carrying our child." The duo had already broken up (amid reports that he'd been unfaithful, which he denied at the time) but were in the process of reconciling when Dennis made the cheating admission. "To be disrespected at the most sacred time in life is like, I just can't forgive that," said Porsha. "I'm looking at my daughter, telling her, 'I'm going to work it out, I'm going to work it out.' But some stuff is not forgivable, and I don't think she would want me to have to deal with certain things." She later added, "I'm done. This isn't anything I'm even capable of forgiving. … I'm beyond hurt. When I think about my pregnancy, I think about how he was right there by my side. And it makes me think, 'So you were by my side doing what? Planning to go somewhere else?' … I am not going to sit up here and take that. I don't deserve that." Porsha and Dennis didn't call it quits for good, though: They've been "working on" their relationship since the summer.
Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber's rumored romance is heating up. E! News reported on Nov. 12 that although the duo started out as friends, they're now something more. "Kaia and Pete are definitely in a romantic relationship. They have been friends for a while now and run in the same friend circle but became romantic recently," said one source. "They started hanging out alone more often after meeting up in NYC in October. Kaia expressed she loved Pete's personality. She thinks he is charming and is very intrigued. … They have been texting a lot this past month and are definitely seeing where it goes. … Kaia and Pete were spending time in Malibu together recently, and then flew to NYC because of Pete's work commitment where Kaia supported him." On Nov. 10, the model was seen sitting in the VIP reserved section at the Mumrr Theatre as the "Saturday Night Live" star taped a podcast during Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's "Let's Make a Poop" show. Two days later, they were seen leaving Sugarfish's Spring Street location in New York City. According to the first source, Kaia is "planning on staying in NYC" with Pete for a "few days." A second source, however, told E! that the teen beauty "continues to say that she and Pete are just friends." Explained the insider, "She isn't admitting to anything romantic and wants to keep everything under wraps. … Even if she's seen out with him, she's not ready to make anything official. She says they are friends and love being together." As for the Nov. 12 sushi date, a witness told Us Weekly that Kaia "looked super into" Pete and "kept reaching out to touch his hands" as they ate. "They were whispering to each other the whole time," said the spy. On Nov. 13, Page Six published photos of Pete and Kaia holding hands at a grocery store in Hillsdale, New York.
During a Nov. 9 chat with Us Weekly, Nick Viall said that despite recent rumors to the contrary, Rachel Bilson is just "a friend." He also said that he's "not dating" Demi Burnett, who sparked romance rumors when she took to Instagram in late October to share a photo of them hanging out together at a Halloween party. "I'm certainly hoping to settle down when the right person comes," the former star of "The Bachelor" told Us Weekly, adding that he's "not trying to put pressure" on himself to find someone. He also addressed ex-fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi's recent admission that she didn't want to get engaged to him on the finale of Season 21 of the reality show: "I think every season is the same, where I think the lead and the contestants always have a lot of hesitation," he said. "It's pretty crazy to get engaged after a few weeks. So Vanessa is no different than everyone who's been in her position who's had a lot of reluctance on that and I was the same on my experience."
Kelly Dodd took to Instagram on Nov. 13 to announce that she and her boyfriend of just three months, Rick Leventhal, are engaged. "I can't believe I just got engaged!! @rickleventhal you are my Prince and my dream come true!!! #love #engaged #myprince," the "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star captioned a selfie with the Fox News journalist showing off her engagement bling. "Dreams do come true," he captioned the same shot.
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma didn't elope after all. During a Nov. 6 chat with Us Weekly, the singer-actress said that she and her fiancée of six months are "really excited" to tie the knot but haven't started wedding planning yet because their schedules have been "pretty crazy" lately. "I mean, we never thought we were actually going to get married. It's just … we don't have the time! We're so excited, but we just don't know when it's going to happen," she said before explaining why they couldn't elope as "someone suggested" — and as fans recently speculated after Matthew called Hilary his "wife" on Instagram. Said the former child star, "Our parents would literally kill us. We're still scared of our parents, even though we are parents. … [My mom] would kill me!" The duo welcomed daughter Banks in late 2018.
During an interview with Marie Claire that hit the Internet on Nov. 12, Daisy Ridley refused to confirm or deny that she's engaged to actor Tom Bateman. When asked about a diamond ring she's been seen sporting recently, the "Star Wars" actress replied, "It's a really nice ring that I wear. … Oh my God. It's the first time I've publicly been asked this one. … The thing is, I've never talked about my personal life. So I won't talk about it now. I'm so aware of how much information about my life is out there, so if there's one thing I don't want to talk about." The "Murder on the Orient Express" co-stars first sparked engagement rumors in June.
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to a source, Matthew Perry has "always been in love" with Courteney Cox. "Matthew has never fully been able to get over her," added the alleged insider. Earlier this month, Courteney took to Instagram to share a selfie with her former "Friends" co-star. "Guess who I had lunch with today….I KNOW!! Could I BE any happier? #realfriends," she wrote in the caption.
Dustin Lynch debuted his romance with model Kelli Seymour at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville on Nov. 12. The following evening, the brunette beauty was at the country crooner's side during the 2019 CMA Awards. Back in June, he confirmed there was a new woman in his life, though it's unclear whether or not the lucky lady he was referring to at the time is his current love.
On the Nov. 12 episode of the "Today" show, Kathie Lee Gifford opened up about dating again for the first time in more than three decades following the 2015 death of her second husband, Frank Gifford. The TV legend, who was linked to insurance agent Randy Cronk over the summer, confirmed that she recently "went out on a couple of dates" after meeting "this sweet guy" who asked her to dance at a concert. "It was fun because I hadn't been on a date in 33 years," she said. "It's surreal — cause the world's changed so much. But he's a gentleman so it was fine." She then said that they're no longer seeing each other because she "got so busy" and they're "just from different worlds."
Radar Online reported on Nov. 8 that Kendra Wilkinson and DJ Friese called it quits after attending Paris Hilton's Oct. 25 Halloween party. "They had a huge fight the next day and she broke up with him," said a source, adding that the reality star "got really mad" at the billionaire philanthropist and "dumped him." The duo, who were first linked in August, have since unfollowed each other on Instagram. In mid-October, the mother of two took to Instagram to share a since-deleted photo of herself and DJ — she claimed in the caption that they were "definitely not" dating.
On the Nov. 10 episode of the "I Don't Get It" podcast, Amanda Stanton said that she's "single" when asked if she's "dating" former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star Brendan Fitzpatrick — though she noticeably stopped short of denying that they have, in fact, been on dates. The Bachelor Nation star also opened up about a recent first date (with a man she specified wasn't Brendan, to whom she was linked in mid-October) that ended in a lip-lock: "He's like, 'Is it OK if I kiss you?'" she recalled. "As weird as that sounds, it was actually really sweet. … I was like, 'Yeah,' and then we kissed."
Eiza Gonzalez and Luke Bracey, who've been photographed together several times since early September, finally confirmed they're more than friends when they were caught on camera kissing during a Nov. 8 lunch date in Los Angeles. (See the photos here.)
Anthony Rapp took to Instagram on Nov. 9 to announce that he and leadership coach Ken Ithiphol are engaged. "So something happened tonight. I asked @teerakeni if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I'm so very thrilled to share this news," the "Star Trek: Discovery" star captioned a photo of himself and his love of about four years.
During the 2019 People's Choice Awards on Nov. 10, Scheana Shay told multiple media outlets that she's "actually not" single right now and that her relationship is "very, very new." The following day, Us Weekly revealed that the "Vanderpump Rules" star has been dating San Diego-based personal trainer Brock Davies for a little more than two months after meeting through mutual friends. Things between the reality star and the father of two are already getting serious: Scheana told Us Weekly that she and her new beau, who's already met some of her co-stars, recently celebrated hitting the two-month mark in their romance with a trip to Australia and Bali. "He surprised me with Bali," she said, adding that she "had no idea" they were going to the Indonesian island. Also during the People's Choice Awards, Scheana explained to Us Weekly why she hasn't been so lucky in love in the past. In the process, she threw some major shade at some of her former loves: "Vanderpump Rules" co-stars Robert Parks-Valletta, whom she dated in 2017, and Adam Spott, to whom she was linked in 2018, as well as Bachelor Nation's Robby Hayes, with whom she was seen earlier this year. "I feel like I've been single for so long because [I was dating] the Robs and the Adams and the douchebags and all the Bachelor guys, and it's like I was the one putting in so much effort, and I've never had someone treat me the way I deserve and treat me the way I treat people," she said. "So with [Brock], I'm like, you know what? We're gonna see where this goes and I'm gonna ride this out and hopefully he's a keeper!"
While participating in a panel for "The Good Place" during Vulture Festival on Nov. 9, Manny Jacinto revealed that his on-screen alter ego, Jason Mendoza, inspired him to propose to his longtime girlfriend, "Vikings" actress Dianne Doan. "I was toying with when to pop the question for a long time," he said, according to Vulture. "I looked at the Janet/Jason relationship, and there's a sentence that Jason says … about relationships and it hit me pretty hard. I thought it was a sign that I needed to do it, and a week later I popped the question." He then revealed how exactly he proposed: "I took her to places that really meant a lot to us: where I first met her, where I first saw her, where we had our first date, and where we had our first dance class," he recalled. "I took her through five different places and the last place, our family was waiting."
"Bad" Chad Johnson debuted his new girlfriend, YouTuber and Instagram model Annalise Mishler, at Operation Smile's Hollywood Fight Night in Beverly Hills on Nov. 6. The Bachelor Nation villain told Us Weekly that he met the blonde beauty on the dating app Hinge and that they've been seeing each other for almost two months now. The social media personality said she isn't familiar with her beau's time on reality TV: "I had not watched any of it and I refuse to," she said. "But I will say, sometimes, most of the time, he thinks that he is his character. Like [he was] saying that and I'm like, you are the [jerk] though. Like you are the bad guy, what do you mean? But, like, obviously I'm OK with it. But that is kind of who [he is] on a surface level. … He's like Andy Kaufman-ing himself 'cause he, like, doesn't know what is real." She added that Chads' bad-boy vibe is "kind of what I love about him" and that they "can be really sarcastic together" which is why "it works out" between them.
Lamar Odom took to Instagram on Nov. 11 to announce that he and his girlfriend of just a few months, health and life coach Sabrina Parr, are engaged. "Introducing my new fiancé!! Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom. She the ONE!!!!" the former basketball star captioned a photo of himself and his bride-to-be showing off her new engagement ring. Sabrina also took to Instagram to share a close-up view of the massive sparkler. "I SAID YES!!!!! 💍👰🏽 @lamarodom #mrsparrodom #lamarandsabrina," she wrote in the caption, revealing that the proposal went down at Miami Beach's Prime 112 steakhouse.
Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported on Nov. 12 that, according to a source, Lamar Odom's ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian, wishes him "nothing but the best" on his engagement to Sabrina Parr and "isn't surprised" he proposed so quickly. "She heard about the engagement from friends," said the source, adding that the reality star wants her former love "to be happy." Echoed an E! News source, "[Khloe] has always had hope that he would find his way and live a long and healthy life. … She's happy for him if he has found happiness again. The chapter of her life that she shared with Lamar is closed and she has moved on. She harbors no ill will or jealousy."
Nikki Ferrell, who romanced Juan Pablo Galavis on Season 18 of "The Bachelor" in 2014, sparked speculation that she and her estranged husband, Tyler Vanloo, have reconciled when she took to Instagram on Nov. 13 to share a video of them hiking Colorado's Alberta Peak. In the accompanying extra-long caption, the former reality star wrote that she's "counting down the days until we are back adventuring in my favorite spot in the whole world" and described the experience as "one of the top 10 best days of my life." She failed to address the status of her relationship with Tyler, whom she tagged in the post. It's the first time he's appeared on her Instagram since she scrubbed all traces of him following their late 2018 split.
It was another "first" for Zooey Deschanel and her new boyfriend, Jonathan Scott, at the Fourth Annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards in New York City on Nov. 10. The duo, who went Instagram official in October, made their red carpet debut at the gala event, which he hosted.
In other red carpet debut news… Brooke Burke and boyfriend Scott Rigsby, to whom she was first linked in August, made their red carpet debut at Operation Smile's Hollywood Fight Night in Beverly Hills on Nov. 6. According to Us Weekly, the mother of four told a group of reporters that she sprung the star-studded event on her beau: "This [event] was a whole lot [for him], but he's been a great sport and super-supportive," she said. "I just told him we were going on a date. I didn't even tell him what we were doing!" She also gushed of the real estate developer, "He's kind and sweet and he's a great dad. … We laugh a lot and it's just nice to have someone to share life with right now. We have a lot in common. He's a really good guy." Her kids also approve, she said: "They really like him and it's awesome cause he's a great father. … He has two children, and that's one of the things that I love most about him." Brooke then shared how they went official: "I was like, 'Babe, do you want to be my boyfriend?' … I had to change his name in my contacts to Boyfriend," she joked.
During a Nov. 6 chat with "Entertainment Tonight," Olivia Munn revealed why she ended up taking her relationship with Tucker Roberts public in spite of her initial reticence to post about him on social media: She didn't realize when they went to a friend's Halloween party dressed in a "The Righteous Gemstones" couples costume that the photographer who snapped photos of them together works for a major photo agency. "I thought it was just her photographer for her house. I had no idea," she said, adding that because the photos were already out there, she decided to share a few of her own. "The day started with my stylist who helped pull all the [Halloween costumes] together saying, 'You have to post this,'" she recalled. "And I said, 'I don't post about [my relationship] on Instagram.' And she's like, 'But it's just so good!' And I asked [Tucker] and he was like, 'Well, the costumes are really good.' … I needed to have [him] with me [for the photo] because my outfit on its own wouldn't really make sense." Four days after the party, Tucker joined Olivia at their first official Hollywood event, Love Leo Rescue's Cocktails for a Cause, where they posed with some adorable rescue puppies. Said Olivia of potentially tying the knot one day, "I've really come to a realization with myself that I'm already in my happily ever after. And if I want to have kids or want to get married then I'll do that, but it has to add to my life, you know? Everything has to add to my life. … I already love my love as it is. I'm excited about anything that might come my way, but I've already reached the pinnacle for me, what I think happiness should look like. … I've got amazing girlfriends. I've got my pets. I've got my career. I'm really, really happy. Anything else that wants to come into my life has to add."
Was Gigi Hadid's split from Tyler Cameron more dramatic than we were originally led to believe? Multiple media outlets reported on Nov. 7 that the model recently unfollowed the former star of "The Bachelorette" on Instagram. By the following day, he'd unfollowed her. According to an Us Weekly source, however, just because the duo no longer follow each other "doesn't mean that they aren't speaking or have any bad blood between them." Added the insider, "Tyler still thinks of Gigi as a friend. … They were really close, and he still likes and respects her, even though the romantic portion of their relationship is over."
During an interview with Health magazine that hit the Internet on Nov. 12, Miranda Lambert opened up about her public divorce from Blake Shelton: "When everyone's worried about your personal life, it makes you feel like, 'Well, if you could just spend some of that time talking about my actual art, that would be great!' But I guess I asked for it, getting into this business. I'm never gonna get used to the public eye in that way," she said. She also dished on falling in love with her second husband, NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin. "I feel like I've been through enough in my life to know what I don't want. So when I know what I do want, I snatch it right up," she said of their whirlwind romance. So was it love at first sight? "I guess so. If that's a thing," she said. "I have eight dogs. Had love at first sight with them too. Must be way easier than I thought." On Nov. 13, Miranda and Brendan came face-to-face with Blake and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, at the 2019 CMA Awards, during which both country stars performed. "Everyone stood up to clap for Blake at the end of his performance except Miranda Lambert and her husband. … At the commercial break, they both left their seats," said an Us Weekly spy, adding that when Miranda performed earlier in the evening, Blake and Gwen "were nodding their heads."
It's been a rough few weeks for Jana Kramer and husband Mike Caussin, but on Nov. 10, the singer-actress took to Instagram to gush about their "healthy and strong" relationship as they prepared for the 2019 People's Choice Awards. "Can't believe we are nominated and win or lose we feel like we already 'won,'" she captioned a photo of herself and the former professional football player. "The fact we are doing a podcast together about the ups and downs of life and love and here we are healthy and strong and growing together on the crazy ride of marriage is a win in [and] of itself!!"
On Nov. 12, Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell gave the world an inside look at their October nuptials when the country crooner released a new version of his "Big, Big Plans" music video featuring footage from their wedding day, including their first look, her walk down the aisle, their first kiss and first dance as husband and wife, the cutting of the cake and more. The original iteration of the music video, which Chris released in June, depicted the moment he proposed to the former Bachelor Nation star.
During a sit-down interview with Graham Bensinger that popped up on YouTube on Nov. 6, Kelsey Grammer slammed his third wife, Camille Grammer, with whom he's had an extremely contentious relationship since they split nearly a decade ago. The actor started by saying that he considers his first three marriages (to Camille, to Doreen Alderman and to Leigh-Anne Csuhany) to be one marriage because his exes were basically "the same person in different bodies" due to the fact that they were all "people that you could never satisfy." Said the "Frasier" star, "There were three women that were very similar, and the issue [in our relationship] was the same issue. … I finally realized that wasn't what I wanted. It just took me three times to figure it out." He then dished on the moment he realized he was done with Camille: "Honestly, I don't really talk about her very much because so much of her life is spent talking about me and I just think it's sort of pathetic," he said. "A month after I had a heart attack, my mother died. [It was] 12 years ago now. The day of my mother's funeral, my third wife basically had an explosion about something and started telling me, 'I'm out of this. I'm out of here. Again. I want a divorce. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.' Which we'd had the same conversation for eight years, and it was tiresome. I realized at that moment that I was done with her, that I was not going to end up in this relationship for much longer. And somewhere under a year [later], I was done." He also described his brief second marriage to Leigh-Anne Csuhany as "certainly very abusive." Said Kelsey, who's claimed in the past that the former exotic dancer beat him, "I was physically abused in my second marriage. … [It was] crazy stuff." He's now happily married to fourth wife Kayte Walsh. "Kayte's the most mature person I've ever been with. She happens to be younger than anybody else I've ever been with in terms of a fully committed relationship," he said of his missus, who's 26 years his junior. "Kayte's a wise girl. She's a knowledgeable person. She's self-aware. She's a whole human who is willing to … lay her solitude beside my own. So we are two individuals who have become a third identity. We've assumed another identity together, which is us together, and that's a very cool thing. She's a complete human being and beautiful in all the classic ways but also humorous, funny, challenging. … Other than the fact that I don't run as fast as I used to, I don't feel any age difference between us. … I feel like we are equals and really well matched."
Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski, who got engaged on the finale of Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise" earlier this year, aren't bothered by the rumors that they're no longer a couple, they told Us Weekly on Nov. 9. "It's kind of great because people actually don't know if we're together or we're not," said Chris. "Yeah it's kind of good sometimes to be that mystery," chimed in Katie. "[We're] out of the spotlight a little bit. We just took a break from it after 'Paradise' 'cause it was very intense and we don't feel the need to prove anything to anyone, which has been nice." She went on to say that navigating their relationship following "Paradise" was "tough at first." Added her beau, "Everyone always says like, 'Oh, this should be the honeymoon phase and all that stuff.' There's a lot, like when you're away from everyone for so long and then you're engaged and you try to fit back into your regular life with families and stuff. It's tough. It's exciting, but at the same time, it's tough. But I think it's getting better." In fact, having a long-distance relationship is working for them, Katie said: "I think we're both the type of people that don't want to be around each other every second of every single day, and so it's almost like he just goes on little trips," she explained. "That's how it feels. It feels like he lives here and goes on trips as opposed to living somewhere else and coming here. That's how I think of it anyway." The same day the Bachelor Nation couple chatted with Us Weekly, they were seen sharing a smooch while watching a college football game at a bar in the Los Angeles area. "It was just the two of them cuddled up in a corner focusing on the game," said a spy. "They shared a kiss at the end of the game in celebration of LSU's win."
On the Nov. 13 episode of Brad Goreski's "Brad Behavior" podcast, Kaley Cuoco explained why she and her husband of more than a year, Karl Cook, still don't live together. "Even when Karl and I met, and I knew I was totally in love with him and we wanted to get married, we both really like our own lives and we actually like our own couches," she said. "He travels all over and he's got a ranch and horses, and he also loves his alone time. We're very similar like that, but we share the same passion, which are the animals, and he lets me be me." The actress, who lives and works in New York City, added that despite their unique living situation, they're "together all the time" and she's "never been in a better relationship." Continued Kaley, "We've been together for almost four years. We've not lived together. We are building our house. … We will be under the same roof, eventually, but this has worked for us."
In other cohabitation news… During a Nov. 9 chat with Us Weekly, Colton Underwood said he and girlfriend Cassie Randolph still aren't ready to move in together: "I feel like there's certain steps in our relationship that we still have to get to before we do that," he said. "But, yeah, I mean, we've definitely talked and planned our future — but nothing concrete." He then shared his favorite thing about his love as they approach their first anniversary: "I learn something new and something that I like about Cass every single day, and I think that's the best part about it," said the former star of "The Bachelor."
In a Nov. 6 essay for Parents.com, Jenny Mollen fesses up to stalking husband Jason Biggs' ex-girlfriend, a woman named Baz, and having an "obsession" with her. "In my younger years (read: most of my 30s), I did drive-bys down her block, posted pics of myself in cute outfits I hoped she'd stumble across while googling me, and reeled her into interacting with me by finding things of hers around our house and gifting them back to her. Though cautious, Baz always seemed to respond to my hijinks, which only egged me on," writes the actress, who goes on to describe how motherhood ultimately softened her feelings toward Baz, who got married and had kids of her own. After awkwardly running into each other while vacationing with their respective families in Nantucket after their children were born, Jenny wrote Baz an email apologizing for her past behavior: "I want you to know that I've grown up a lot since we knew each other. As a woman and a mother, I only want to lead with kindness, and the girl that I once was, was not kind. I know that I hurt you, and for that I am deeply sorry," she wrote. Later, during a Nov. 12 interview with Us Weekly, Jason described the essay as "really sweet" and said that his relationship with his missus is currently "better than it's ever been" after overcoming a rough patch when they first became parents. "Initially, when we literally had no past experience and you have no frame of reference and you're just kind of winging it, tensions could get high," he said. "Obviously you don't want to take it out on your kids so where does it go? It goes to the spouse. So yeah, there were definitely some of those early years that were really stressful." Now, he said, they "know how to find the time for each other." Added the "American Pie" star, "We didn't know how. We didn't know that we could. We were just like, 'We got kids, we gotta deal, deal deal.' And it's like, 'You know what we can figure out how to take time for us too because the relationship is just as important.'"
Stassi Schroeder's ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor, is helping her new fiancé, Beau Clark, plan his bachelor party, Jax told Us Weekly on Nov. 10. "I'm definitely helping with Beau's bachelor party," said Jax, who married co-star Brittany Cartwright in June. "I just got done with my bachelor party and I'm ready to — I want to put one on for somebody now. … Now I know what I liked, and I want to put one on for Beau." Added Jax of the current status of his relationship with his former love, "It all worked out so perfect. It all did. … Everything came full circle." Chimed in Brittany, "A lot of people act like it's weird that me and Stassi are so close and I'm like, that was so long ago! Why would it matter, you know? And I love Stassi, she's my girl. … She and Beau are perfect for each other. … And Jax and I are perfect for each other too!" Added Jax, "I love Beau." The following evening, Stassi told Us Weekly that it's "news to me" that Jax is planning Beau's bachelor party. "Does Beau even know that?" she asked. As for her bachelorette party, "I'm not the bachelorette party type," she said. "I don't want strippers. I don't want to be out past midnight. … My idea of a bachelorette party is, like, a good two-day weekend of boozy brunches and shopping. And I'm in bed by 10, you know what I mean? That's my style! If my friends do anything different, I'm going to blame them." She also called wedding planning "a pain." Said the blonde beauty, "No one warns you how hard it is and we have wedding planners! We're having an overseas wedding, so I thought that would actually make it easier because we're also having a smaller, intimate wedding but no, it doesn't, it doesn't make it easier. It's very difficult but it's really fun."
During a Nov. 11 chat with "Entertainment Tonight," Niecy Nash explained how she and Jay Tucker plan to stay close following their shocking split: "For us, it's easy because we love each other," she said. "The love has just taken on a different form, but [he's] always gonna be my friend. Always." The actress then joked that she plans to keep tabs on her ex's love life moving forward: "I would have to interview any girl who's gonna be on his block," she said. "I gotta make sure he's taken care of." Just don't expect her to start dating anytime soon. "I'm just over here drinking my water and healing," said the "Claws" star. "I ain't ready to put all this back on the block. It's too much too soon."
Whitney Cummings told Us Weekly on Nov. 6 that she's in no rush to wed her fiancé of more than a year, Miles Skinner. "It's stressful," she said. "It's expensive. … I don't want to be that person who does the 'sponsored' wedding and like have to do that." The comedian added that there's also "a lot of work" on her plate right now. "I've run shows before and [wedding planning] kind of feels like running a show where you have to pay them," she joked. "I grew up poor! Once you've produced television and movies, you know how much these venues cost. … I know what flowers cost! So when they're telling me flowers are 60 grand, I'm like, 'No, they aren't! And I've rented this venue before, that's not what it costs!'"
During an interview with "Access Hollywood" that hit the Internet on Nov. 10, Taraji P. Henson opened up about her wedding plans: "I don't have a bridal party. It's just gonna be our closest intimate family and friends watching us take our vows. And then we're gonna eat good food and dance the night away," she said, adding that if her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, had it his way, they'd "just go to the justice of the peace." Said the actress, "He's like, 'Why don't we just do that — just throw a party?' I'm like, 'I need a dress.'"
Us Weekly reported on Nov. 13 that, according to a source, Hayden Panettiere's ex-fiancé, retired world heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, is not a fan of her new boyfriend, Brian Hickerson. "Vlad was so in love with Hayden that he looks the other way with regard to some things," said the source. "But Brian has tested Vlad's patience and kindness. … Vlad thinks that Brian is a user and overall bad guy … [who's] controlling Hayden and enabling all of her bad habits."