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 early November 2018, starting with one of our favorite couples. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are officially engaged after dating on and off for seven years! A few days after being spotted with a diamond on her left ring finger, Meg took to Instagram to confirm the happy news by writing, "Engaged," alongside a stick drawing of a woman and a man holding a guitar. This will be the second marriage for Meg, who was previously married to Dennis Quaid, and the third for the classic rocker. Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
Kate Beckinsale was seen smooching comedian Jack Whitehall, who previously romanced Gemma Chan, at the Blind Dragon lounge in West Hollywood on Nov. 3. "They were like a pair of loved-up teenagers and weren't trying to hide their feelings, they were practically sitting on top of each other in the booth of the nightclub and were laughing with each other," a spy told The Sun. "Kate rested her hand on Jack's shoulder and she kept laughing and smiling at his jokes. As the night progressed, he seemed to be growing in confidence and put his arm around her and gave her a hug. Then he decided to put his hand around the back of Kate's neck and pulled her across him, where they started to passionately kiss. Kate then half-laid across him as they whispered to each other. Then they decided to make a quick exit." Earlier that night, the actress and the comic, who's 15 years her junior, were seen dining at Craig's, and later, they went back to the same hotel together.
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On Nov. 3 — the same day Demi Lovato made her public post-rehab debut following her July drug overdose, which she followed with three-months of in-patient treatment — the singer-actress was photographed holding hands with clothing designer Henry Levy during dinner at Beverly Hills sushi hotspot Matsuhisa. A few days later, the duo were seen walking with their arms around each other during a coffee run in West Hollywood. In spite of the constant PDA, an "Entertainment Tonight" source has alleged that Demi and Henry are just friends. According to TMZ, the pair "actually met a few years back when both were in rehab" on a previous occasion.
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Halsey has been flirting with John Mayer on Instagram in the wake of her second breakup from G-Eazy. As E! News pointed out on Nov. 7, the "Bad at Love" singer took to her Instagram Story in early November to share a video of herself and the singer-songwriter FaceTiming at 7 o'clock in the morning. But it wasn't the first time they've connected. After she shared an image from a YSL Beauty lipstick advertisement on Nov. 5, John commented, "It's saying that my billing address doesn't match with the one of my credit card? I've never had this problem before. Can you text me? Thanks." Halsey replied, "@johnmayer wrote u a song with the help hotline # in the chorus. Sending mp3 now." The social media flirtation stretches back to at least early October, when John liked a photo that Halsey posted of herself wearing a revealing bodysuit: "Mine is the 'like' of a gentleman," he added in the comments. The duo have known each other for a while, the newly single singer told Billboard in 2017: "I met John Mayer at a bar. We're like platonic mates now," she said. "If I think something is funny, I run it by him first, because he's a comedic genius. He'll tell me if it's funny, but he'll tell me if it's not. I started answering people on Twitter by their first names. Someone will be like, 'Halsey f—— sucks,' and I'll be like, 'Stacy, wow, calm down.' He loved that." On Nov. 7, Halsey took to Twitter to debunk any romance rumors and to reaffirm that the singers are simply friends. "I just had a ground breaking idea. What if…we let female artists…have friends…without assuming that they are sleeping together?" she tweeted. "I know I know. It's like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried?"
Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are giving it another go after their romance of just a few months fizzled in late August. According to Page Six, the model partied with the basketball star and other pals at a bowling alley in Philadelphia on Nov. 1 following the 76ers' victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. "Kendall arrived in Philadelphia on a private jet after spending Halloween with her sisters," said a source. "The party was drinking wine and having some bites as they bowled. … Kendall and Ben were having a great time with friends partying after his hometown victory." Three days later, the reality TV star and some girlfriends watched her off-and-on beau's basketball team take on the Nets from a suite at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (pictured). "She was trying to keep a low profile," a spy told Page Six.
Amid the news that Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are back on, Anwar Hadid — who was at the center of one blip in the reality star's romance with the basketball player — took to Instagram to share some cryptic posts about his love life. "A woman is more dangerous than a loaded pistol," read a meme that the male model posted on Nov. 3. "I wonder if I could be loved as deeply as I love," he wrote on his Instagram Story two days later. He then shared a photo of his arm with the words "why are you still in my mind" scrawled on his wrist. Kendall or coincidence? Anwar stepped out with Kendall in early September after they were spotted making out in June.
Ariana Grande addressed ex-fiancé Pete Davidson — as well as former loves Big Sean, the late Mac Miller and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez — in her latest single, "thank u, next," which dropped on Nov. 3. Sings Ariana, "Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel / One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I'm so amazing / Say I've loved and I've lost / But that's not what I see / So look what I got / Look what you taught me / And for that I say / Thank you, next. Thank you, next. Thank you, next / I'm so f—– grateful for my ex." Later in the song, she sings that "one day" she'll "walk down the aisle," which she says she only wants to do "once real bad" because she hopes to "make that s— last." (While performing the track on the Nov. 7 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the newly single star got visibly choked up while singing the lyrics about marriage.) Pete returned the kind words about Ariana on the Nov. 3 episode of "Saturday Night Live." Said the funnyman during the "Weekend Update" segment, "I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out and that's OK. She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world." On Nov. 5, TMZ reported that Pete got last-minute approval from "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels to add the brief words about Ariana as an olive branch after he heard "thank u, next," which hit the Internet just half an hour before the live show kicked off. It was a major move forward for the former couple, who made headlines on Nov. 1 when "SNL" released a promo for the week's episode in which Pete introduced himself to musical guest Maggie Rogers and then immediately asked if she wanted to get married — a reference to his lightning-quick engagement to Ariana. After the singer-songwriter said no, Pete fired back, "Oh for three," which also served as the first indication that he'd once asked another ex-girlfriend, Cazzie David, to be his wife. (TMZ reported on Nov. 3 that Pete proposed to Larry David's daughter "multiple times during their two-year relationship" and that she "rejected his offer each time," though it's unclear exactly how many times he proposed.) Ariana was not pleased when she caught wind of the promo, writing in a since-deleted tweet, "for somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh." The following day, TMZ reported that Pete and Ariana had agreed to stay silent about their breakup and that the singer felt betrayed by the fact that the comedian referenced it so soon. After Ari's "relevancy" tweet, Pete reportedly pulled every joke he'd written about the breakup from "SNL." (As for how Ariana's other exes reacted to "thank u, next," she tweeted on Nov. 3 that "they heard it before it came out.")
The Khloe Kardashian-Tristan Thompson saga lives on. On Nov. 7, Us Weekly reported that the duo's relationship still "isn't on solid ground" following the basketball star's April cheating scandal. "Khloe is skeptical of Tristan at the moment," said a source, adding that the new mom has doubts "that things will ever be completely, perfectly rectified." That said, the insider acknowledges that the reality star "has a tendency to give a lot of chances" — even though she's "realistic about the issues facing the relationship." Meanwhile, People magazine reported that reliving the cheating scandal on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" has reopened old wounds for Khloe, who recently returned to Cleveland to support her beau as he plays for the Cavaliers. "Dealing with Tristan's cheating has been very difficult for Khloe. When they have had good moments, she forgets about how hurt she got, but then when she gets reminded, she still gets upset," said a source. "On the outside, she acts all tough, but it still gets to her. But what it comes down to is that Khloe wants [their daughter] True to grow up in a family with both parents. … She wants True to spend as much time with her dad as possible. She believes that True needs a mom and dad in her life." Continued the insider, "Khloe hates when people have opinions about her relationship with Tristan. She feels that she doesn't need to explain to people why she makes certain decisions. … It's obvious there are issues, though. She doesn't define her relationship with Tristan — she only talks about him as True's dad." The Nov. 4 episode of "KUWTK" chronicled the early days of the cheating scandal and revealed that Khloe's youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, is the one who told her that Tristan had been unfaithful. As the episode aired, Khloe tweeted that her heart was "racing" and that she was "about to get pissed again." She also wrote that "you may forgive but forgetting is not possible."
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino married Lauren Pesce at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, on Nov. 1. The groom's male "Jersey Shore" co-stars — Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino — served as groomsmen, while the 4-year-old daughters of female co-stars Snooki and JWoww served as flower girls. "We are so incredibly excited to begin our journey as husband and wife!" the newlyweds said in an exclusive statement to Us Weekly. "We are each other's best friend and together we can handle anything. Thank you to all our family, friends and fans who have supported us every step of the way. Gym, Tan, Laurens is the new GTL! With Love, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sorrentino."
On the Nov. 5 episode of "Dancing With the Stars," Alan Bersten and partner Alexis Ren shared a sweet smooch. "I'm in a place where we worked so hard for this amazing journey together, and I'm afraid I will mess that up in some way. But I've never had an experience like this," the professional dancer told the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, who admitted last week that she's "developing feelings" for him, before they locked lips. "It's so easy to just hang out with you and have fun and not worry about everything else," added Alan. "I do have feelings for you. And I really feel like I am falling for you."
On Nov. 2, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth — who got engaged on Season 11 of "The Bachelorette" in 2015 — announced that they've parted ways and called off their engagement. "After three incredible years, we have decided to go our separate ways. This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration," they said in a joint statement to Us Weekly. "Even though we are parting as a couple, we're very much committed to remaining friends. We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways. Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time." In mid-August, Kaitlyn denied that there was trouble in paradise for her and Shawn, but on the Nov. 6 episode of her "Off the Vine" podcast, which was recorded before the split, she revealed that he forgot their anniversary last year. To make matters worse, a source told Us Weekly that back in October, Shawn "had flirty eyes and was definitely talking to a bunch of chicks" at a fitness retreat in Arizona. "He definitely didn't seem like he was engaged," said the spy, adding that when anyone asked Shawn about Kaitlyn, he "brushed it off."
Brett Young married longtime love Taylor Mills in front of more than 200 guests at the Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California, on Nov. 3. "Being able to be best friends with a person you're going to spend the rest of your life with is the most important thing," the "Mercy" singer told People magazine of his bride, whom he met more than a decade ago in Arizona. The groom's father, who's a pastor, and his manager, Van Hazelitt, shared officiating duties. Fellow music stars Gavin DeGraw, Lee Brice and Luke Combs reportedly performed during the reception.
After 21 years of marriage and four children together, Larsa Pipped filed to divorce Scottie Pippen in Los Angeles on Nov. 2. Court documents obtained by multiple media outlets show that she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, requested spousal support and asked for joint legal custody of her kids with the iconic athlete. "It is with deep sadness that Scottie and I announce that we are legally separating," she said in a statement to Us Weekly. "We have both tried very hard for a long time to make our marriage work and have ultimately come to the conclusion that it is best that we live separate lives. We have so many amazing memories together, remain best of friends and love each other very much. Our four children have always been our priority and for their sake we ask for as much privacy as possible for our family during this sensitive time." It's not the first time the longtime couple have come close to calling it quits. The basketball legend filed for divorce in October 2016, but by September 2017, it appeared as though he and Larsa had reconciled. Last November, they officially called off their divorce. "Larsa and Scottie did try hard to make it work, but just couldn't figure it out in the end," said an Us Weekly source. "It wasn't the same after Scottie filed in 2016. They grew apart and have their own lives now. There were also a lot of things from their past that they couldn't move on from. No drama, just issues. They are on good terms and are still close when it comes to their kids." Back in 2016, there were reports that Kim Kardashian West's longtime BFF cheated on her husband with rapper Future. On Nov. 6, Larsa took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight. "Ppl are so insensitive to my life. I'm a lover and will never say anything negative about [Scottie]," she wrote. "I'll take a beating publicly ppl saying I cheated when believe me it wasn't like that. He was no where around. I cried oceans after him. I would do anything for him. Ppl saying I'm a gold digger is insane I don't care about money I've had it my whole life. I spent my bday, New Year's Eve, Times when I needed him alone. At some point I decided I had to live my truth and here I am."
Danielle Fishel married "Drop the Mic" executive producer Jensen Karp at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, just seven months after they got engaged. "Mr. & Mrs. Karp. Established 11/04/2018," the "Boy Meets World" alum captioned a photo of herself and her new husband on Instagram. "Today I married my soulmate. We were surrounded by family and friends and it was the best day of my life. I also ate 3 donuts after dinner. Unrelated. @daniellefishel, I love you so much and thank you for giving me this smile," the groom captioned another shot from their nuptials on the photo-sharing platform.
On Nov. 2, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner submitted their final divorce paperwork to a private judge — and they did it without hiring personal lawyers but rather with the assistance of a mediator, famed divorce attorney Laura Wasser. According to TMZ, a judge signed off on the paperwork on Nov. 7. (The duo's divorce will be backdated to Oct. 9, however, because that's the date Ben signed the paperwork, which Jen signed previously.) The court docs reportedly show that the pair will share legal and physical custody of their three children and will meet with a co-parenting therapist every month for the next six months. The docs also say that "neither party shall make derogatory or insulting remarks about the other" and that "each party is restrained from arguing, yelling, or using profanity directed at the other party … in the presence of or within hearing distance of any of the minor children." It's unclear how Ben and Jen, who did not have a prenup, will be splitting their assets.
Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee aren't keeping their relationship under wraps anymore. On Nov. 2, the duo were seen holding hands at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, California. "It was very obvious they were together," a spy told Us Weekly. "He was following her around everywhere, and they were very cute together. They did not show PDA, but they definitely looked lovey-dovey and were laughing together and seemed truly happy. They were just like a normal and casual couple." Later that night, the pair were seen smooching at a restaurant in Palm Springs, California.
The Blast reported on Nov. 2 that Chris Pratt and Ann Faris are following the terms of their prenup as they finalize their divorce. According to the webloid, they've both waived the right to spousal support "now and forever" and have agreed that neither will pay child support "at the present time." They've also reportedly agreed to maintain a joint bank account to cover monthly expenses for their son, Jack, which they'll each fund on a yearly basis. They've also agreed to joint legal custody and physical custody with a flexible schedule to be determined by their work commitments.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin celebrated their love (and reported marriage) by getting coordinating tattoos, Bang Bang Tattoo's Keith McCurdy told Page Six TV as part of a Nov. 2 report. "They each got a tattoo," he said, describing the pop star's ink, which is above one of his eyebrows, as "little words" that are "really thin and delicate." Keith also said that the pair's corresponding tattoos are "not a traditional couples' tattoo."
On Nov. 3, less than a week after her Oct. 28 bridal shower, Priyanka Chopra kicked off her bachelorette party in Amsterdam with pals including "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner, who is engaged to Joe Jonas. According to Instagram posts from the getaway, the bash included a pajama party, a fancy night out on the town and a boat ride. Priyanka and fiancé Nick Jonas will reportedly tie the knot in December.
Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard sparked reconciliation rumors (again) when they stepped out together in New York City on Nov. 4. The duo, who split in mid-2017 after two years of coupledom, also got tongues wagging when they were seen together in March. It's unclear whether they're just friends or have romantically reconnected.
Frankie Grande has been in a relationship with married couple Mike Pophis and Daniel Sinasohn for almost three months, he told Us Weekly on Oct. 29. "I'm the new addition," he later explained. "Mike and Daniel are both extraordinary people and I think the world of them. Each of them complete me in different ways and I am honored to be in this very special, very fun relationship," he added in a subsequent statement.
On Nov. 3, less than four months after they got engaged, "Counting On" star John-David Duggar married Abbie Grace Burnett in Ada, Oklahoma — her hometown. "Every moment was just as we dreamed," they duo gushed to Us Weekly following their nuptials, during which one of the groom's sisters, Jana Duggar, served as a bridesmaid.
"Riverdale" actress Marisol Nichols filed to divorce cinematographer Taron Lexton on Nov. 7, TMZ reported. The duo were married for 10 years and share a daughter.
The Veronicas singer Lisa Origliasso married actor Logan Huffman in Queensland, Australia, over the weekend of Nov. 3. "This past weekend I got to marry the man of my dreams. In the dress of my dreams. @voguebridesaustralia got the first look into the most magical time of my life x @jatoncouture @fleureganstyle I love & adore you more than words can say," the bride captioned an Instagram photo of herself and her new husband on their wedding day. Lisa's twin sister and bandmate, Jess Origliasso, served as a bridesmaid during the secret nuptials.
Jana Kramer and husband Mike Caussin, who weathered a messy 2016 cheating scandal, opened up about their intimacy issues on the Nov. 5 episode of their "Whine Down" podcast. After saying that physical intimacy is like "the elephant in the room" for them, the former professional football player said, "I know she wants to [be intimate]. She's kind of waiting for me. She doesn't want to pressure me. … But yet I'm scared at times to come forward and say that [I don't want to] because I'm still nervous of her reaction. Maybe she doesn't take it well and that just validates my fears." Mike then started crying. "Whatever inside of me that created that feeling of not good enough or whatever, knowing that you still love me, even if I don't give you what you need, means a lot," he told his missus, who is currently pregnant with their second child. The singer-actress, meanwhile, said, "Knowing that [physical intimacy is] on your mind would have made me feel better, would have made me feel chosen, by you just addressing it. Because with you not addressing it, it doesn't make me feel chosen." Sounds like these two still have a lot of work to do!
Zayn Malik briefly opened up about his rekindled romance with Gigi Hadid in the December edition of British Vogue, which hit the Internet on Nov. 6. "Everything is great," said the singer. "She's super-organized and I'm really not. It helps that she can get things together for me a little bit. I lean on her a lot."
In other Hadid news… Model Shiva Safai gushed about fiancé Mohamed Hadid, who proposed in Bali in 2013, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar that hit the Internet on Nov. 6 — the same day that another model, Justyna Monde, told DailyMailTV that she had an affair with the real estate mogul between 2014 and 2017. "We haven't planned anything for a wedding," Shiva said of why they've yet to tie the knot. "I think we've both been so content in our relationship that it hasn't been a priority in our lives. We like the idea of getting married one day but there's no rush. I think I would like a small and intimate wedding, maybe somewhere in France." Continued the 38-year-old beauty, "I don't think I can look at anyone's relationship and say I would like ours to be more like theirs. I like my relationship because of us — it just works for us and we are both so happy. It's easy and effortless. I wouldn't want to change anything about it." Justyna, meanwhile, told DailyMailTV that she started seeing Mohamed — the father of models Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid — after he slid into her DMs on Instagram in September 2014. "It started innocent but then it became a little bit sexual. We sent photos to each other of what we were doing. Of course, there were some nice, private selfies," said the 25 year old. "I wanted to experience an older man and of course he was attractive. He was sending text messages and in one of them, he said, 'I would love to eat pierogis off your body.' Sometimes he would ask me to send him some naughty pictures. And of course I did. I see nudity as a part of art. He was quite interested. He liked me a lot." Justyna claims that she and Mohamed finally met up in October 2015. "When we were first in contact, I didn't know that he was engaged or that he had a serious relationship because he never mentioned that," she said. But eventually it became clear that there was another woman in the picture. "Shiva is very controlling and she was calling him so many times but it wasn't my part to say anything about it because I was in a relationship too," said Justyna, adding that Mohamed asked her to be his girlfriend in 2015 but that she "was in a relationship already and he was engaged so I didn't really follow up." The model also alleges that Mohamed told her it was unlikely he and Shiva would ever tie the knot: "I think Mohamed respects his fiancée but I don't think that a relationship that is based on cheating has a final end like marriage. I don't think he is going to marry her," she said. Justyna claims she finally stopped seeing Mohamed when she moved to New York to become a social media influencer. "I didn't want to hurt anybody anymore. I want to have a relationship that is based on trust and being a good person," she told the Daily Mail.
Patton Oswalt took to Instagram on Nov. 4 to wish his wife, Meredith Salenger, a happy first anniversary. "Happy one year anniversary, sweetie. Thank you for stepping into the life of a widower who had resigned himself to merely functioning. You reminded me that there's still sunlight to feel on my skin, that my daughter is amazing, and that life can contain both bitter and sweet. I love you," the comedian captioned a photo of his missus. He also shared a video of her dancing to Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," joking that Meredith "lets Donna Summer and a glass of wine take her where they're gonna take her." Added Patton, "Happy 1st Anniversary baby." The duo tied the knot in mid-2017 after a whirlwind romance that kicked off just a year after the actor's first wife, writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in April 2016.
Bethenny Frankel and her new boyfriend, film producer Paul Bernon, celebrated her 48th birthday with a visit to the Prabal Gurung store in New York City's West Village, which closed its doors so the pair could shop in privacy on Nov. 4. "They were making out," a source told Page Six of the couple.
On the Nov. 6 episode of "Busy Tonight," Olivia Munn dished on the solid life advice longtime pal Jamie Foxx gave her after she felt blown off by an actor she'd been casually dating but not-so-secretly wanted more from. The Oscar winner dropped some tough love on the actress when she tried to duck out of an industry party early because the guy she'd been seeing was ignoring her and flirting with other women. Recalled the "Six" star, "I got a call from Jamie, and he left a voicemail and he said, 'Did you come out here to be somebody's girlfriend? No. … Did you come out here to be somebody's wife? No. Did you come out here just to date this guy? No. Did you come out here to be an actress? Yes. Don't you ever, ever let me see you cry about some guy like that ever again. Don't you ever let some other guy make you feel like that ever again.' … It was so sweet. He was just so earnest. He was just like, 'I never want to see you let any man make you feel that small again.'" Continued Olivia, "Every now and then, that would, like, pop into my head — of course I've kind of veered off sometimes — but I do think of that. It bring me back to center."
Cole Sprouse portrayed Ross Geller's son, Ben, on "Friends" from 2000 to 2002 — when his age was still in the single digits. But that didn't stop him from having a major crush on Jennifer Aniston. On the Nov. 1 episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the late-night host showed the "Riverdale" actor a photo of himself and his former co-star on the "Friends" set. "That's when I fell in love with her," said Cole. "I remember feeling so intimidated by my crush on her that I completely blanked and forgot every single one of my lines and she just stared at me and was waiting," he continued. "One of the crew members, it was one of the camera men — you guys know who you are — goes, 'That little boy's got a crush!'" The actor went on to joke that the humiliating moment "broke" him.