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 early May 2019, starting with this surprising development… Finally! More than five and a half years after they were first romantically linked, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx made their public debut as a couple. They arrived together and posed for photos together — albeit inside rather than on the red carpet — at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City on May 6. They even matched! Jamie wore purple shoes that complemented Katie's lavender and violet tulle Zac Posen gown. The pair, who've made headlines for years over their insistence on keeping their relationship private, are at last "feeling more comfortable about being out in public together and not having to hide," an insider told E! News. "They still don't want to have a public relationship, but it was a lot of effort to keep things under wraps and never be able to go out together. The burden of that has been lifted and they are feeling a lot more free to just go out and do normal things." Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates…
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Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma are engaged! Six months after the couple welcomed daughter Banks, "He asked me to be his wife♥️," Hilary Duff revealed on Instagram on May 9 with this sweet photo. The musician-producer captioned the same pic on his own Instagram page, "I asked my best friend to marry me… @hilaryduff." (In the comments, Hilary wrote, "Thanks for the promotion babe.") The couple briefly dated in 2016 and early 2017 before splitting and getting back together later that year. This will be the "Younger" actress's second marriage.
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"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez married actor and MMA fighter Joe LoCicero — her co-star Justin Baldoni officiated — on May 4. Gina confirmed the happy news when she shared video from their emotional nuptials on Instagram. "May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC. To my husband Joseph, I am yours forever," Gina captioned the clip. The actress, who wore a white satin mermaid-style gown by Pronovias for the ceremony, met Joe when he guest starred as a stripper on her series in 2016. Six months later, they started dating after running into one another at a gym. They got engaged in 2018.
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Nearly a month after Wendy Williams filed for divorce in the wake of a cheating scandal involving husband Kevin Hunter, it's emerged that he's seeking alimony and child support from the talk show host. In early May, Us Weekly obtained court documents filed on April 23 that show Kevin — who's been accused of fathering a baby with his alleged mistress of several years — has asked the court to order Wendy to pay him for both "rehabilitative alimony and permanent alimony" plus he wants "equitable distribution of all personal assets" that he and Wendy acquired during their 21-year union. Kevin, who was fired from his roles as Wendy's manager and her show's executive producer in the wake of their split, also wants Wendy to pay his legal fees and pay him child support for their son — even though Kevin Jr. is almost 19. Kevin Sr. also wants Wendy to pay for all of Jr.'s college expenses.
In early May, speculation emerged that exes John Cena and Nikki Bella, who split in 2018, were feuding after both posted cryptic messages on Twitter. On May 6, John tweeted, "Beware those who think you owe them happiness at the expense of your own well being." The next day, Us Weekly pointed out, Nikki took to Twitter to share some thoughts: "When you don't give him what he wants, he will delete you, silence you, manipulate you, do what he can to destroy you, but turn that hurt into strength. Take the high road and prevail! Happiness can't be bought, it is priceless. It's your true secret weapon."
They're going public! "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams and "Hit the Floor" actress Taylour Paige made their romance red carpet official on May 5 when they posed together at Ozwald Boateng's Harlem fashion show at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Jesse, who's still in the midst of a bitter divorce and support battle with estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee, was first linked to Taylour in January when they were seen together at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jim Belushi and wife Jennifer Sloan are giving their marriage another shot. On April 30 — two days before their 21st wedding anniversary — the actor revealed they'd reconciled when he asked a court to dismiss Jennifer's 2018 divorce filing, The Blast and People magazine reported. Jennifer had filed for divorce in Los Angeles on March 5, 2018 — which was, coincidentally, the 36th anniversary of the death of Jim's brother, comedy legend John Belushi.
After two failed marriages, Jennifer Aniston isn't actively seeking love again, but she's still hopeful she'll find it. "Am I on OkCupid? No. I have zero time, to be honest," she told pal Tig Notaro, who interviewed her for a Harper's Bazaar cover story that hit the internet on May 6. "My focus has been on shooting ["The Morning Show" for Apple TV+] so dating has not been one of my first priorities. I feel like whatever [romance] looks like, it will present itself, and it's not about seeking it out, you know?" But if a good guy comes along, she'll give him as shot. "When it comes knocking, it's going to be welcomed. I'm not like, 'No, I'm done with that. That's never going to happen again.' … I don't find any of my past has given me a reason to harden up and create a shell or a wall of 'No more, that's it, I'm closed.'" She's looking for "a sense of humor. Strong sense of self-worth, confidence, kindness, generosity. Good people surrounding them…" she added. When Tig asked if she believed in the idea of a soul mate, Jen replied, "I think we have many soul mates. I don't think there's one and one only." As for those pesky reports that Jen has reconciled with first husband Brad Pitt, the actor fielded a question about it from a photographer on May 3 as he walked to his car in Los Angeles. "I gotta ask you, everyone wants to know, are you and Jen getting back [together]?" the photog asked, as seen on "Entertainment Tonight." Brad laughed it off, responding with a simple, "Oh, my God."
Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams and pastor Chad Johnson appear to be on the road to reconciliation. The couple (seen here in 2018) got engaged in the spring of 2018 a year after they first met, then called off their engagement in December 2018. After they were seen attending Kentucky Derby festivities together on May 4, a source told Page Six that the pair "are trying to work on things."
Days after Jenelle Evans' husband, David Eason, admitted he shot and killed her French bulldog, Nugget, after the pet nipped at their daughter, MTV fired the mother of three from "Teen Mom 2," it emerged on May 8 (the network had already fired David in 2018 after he made homophobic remarks on social media). The same day, her manager told Page Six that Jenelle and David are working on their troubled marriage. "They're looking into a marriage counselor locally — in the Wilmington [North Carolina] area," her manager said, explaining that in the wake of the drama, Jenelle is "focusing on her family and moving forward."
James Middleton and girlfriend Alizee Thevenet are Instagram official. Duchess Kate's little brother posted a selfie with the French financial expert on his account on May 7. In the sweet snapshot captioned "Sail away with me," James and his love are wearing matching orange sweaters and wide smiles as they pose on a sailboat. They were first publicly linked in January though had already been dating for six months at the time, MailOnline reported.
"Grey's Anatomy" actress Kelly McCreary, who plays Dr. Maggie Pierce on the medical drama, married director Pete Chatmon during the weekend of May 4, she revealed on Instagram. "Married, yo! In our favorite place, surrounded by beloved family and friends, and under the new moon. I am besieged by blessings. I love you, @petechatmon!!" she captioned a wedding photo taken on the beach.
Critics said it wouldn't last. But comedian Dane Cook, 47, just celebrated his second anniversary with girlfriend Kelsi Taylor, 20. Both took to Instagram to gush about the milestone. "I've never felt so loved & I've never been able to give the amount of love that I can with her. This is a special relationship and she is a special human being…," Dane shared in a lengthy Instagram post on May 6. "I'm happier in my life & career than I've ever been before. Her support and love is the greatest. Happy 2 years baby-baby. You're one of a kind…" Kelsi also took to Instagram to praise her much older boyfriend, calling their relationship "something special" and revealing that the moment she knew he was the right guy for her happened early on "when I started opening up and sharing how much of an introvert I am & your response was 'If there's ever a time you don't want to come out of your bubble, I'll come in.' I remember that moment to this day and you still do that for me," she wrote, adding, "You're always in my heart & always on my mind. I love you and can't wait for the years to come!"
On May 3, People magazine confirmed that "Ozark" and "Dirty John" actress Julia Garner and Foster the People frontman Mark Foster are planning to marry. A source told the magazine that the pair got engaged while vacationing in Yellowstone National Park in April. The couple didn't confirm the news themselves, but more evidence emerged when Julia was photographed wearing a diamond ring on her left hand on May 2 during a "Dirty John" FYC panel in Los Angeles.
"Vanderpump Rules" star Kristen Doute and boyfriend Brian Carter, a photographer, have split. She confirmed the news on a reunion episode of her Bravo show that was taped in March and aired on May 6, as well as in a statement to E! News. "Just like every normal couple, we are experiencing ups and downs with our relationship and are working through this together… when the cameras are not rolling," she said. "As we are still figuring out what the future holds for both of us, we are considering ourselves single." Kristen and Bryan have been dating since 2015 since meeting on the Bumble dating app.
On May 1, RadarOnline reported that Steve Harvey is on a "hush-hush mission to liquidate assets ahead of a divorce battle" with wife Marjorie, explaining that the talk-show host has put four Texas properties on the market since January and sold two of them for an estimated $2 million. But according to the couple, who've been married for almost 12 years, everything is just fine. They took to social media to deny the claims, posting a humorous video in which Steve's son from a previous relationship, Broderick Harvey Jr., tells them he read that they're breaking up. "You leaving me?" Steve asked Marjorie, who responded, "We getting a divorce?" He also asked her, "Well, if you leaving, when was you going to tell me?" The couple, who both captioned their Instagram posts "Awww say it ain't so," continued to go back and forth, pouring water on the rumors.
On May 3 — 10 months after she and composer-producer David Foster, 69, got engaged — Katharine McPhee, 35, celebrated their upcoming nuptials with a surprise bachelorette party in London. The cast and crew of her hit musical, "Waitress," kicked things off as soon as the singer-actress got off stage that night, dressing her in a white veil, a "Bride to Be" sash and a necklace with an attached shot glass. They also hired a stripper dressed as a fireman to dance for her to Ginuwine's "Pony" before they hit the dance floor themselves and let loose to pop songs from Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and even a track from Katharine's old NBC show, "Smash." Katharine's "Waitress" co-star Marisha Wallace took to Instagram to share photos. "The #KATchelorette was LIT!" she captioned a slideshow on Instagram, adding a fire emoji. In February, Page Six reported that Katharine and David are planning to wed in London this summer.
Emma Roberts — who's been dating actor Garrett Hedlund in recent weeks — just opened up to Cosmopolitan magazine about her split from fiancé Evan Peters, news of which was made public in March. "I think that no matter who you are or what you do or wherever in the world you are, anything ending is hard," she revealed in a story that hit the internet on May 6 after making it clear she didn't "want to talk about relationships I'm in or that are ending or have ended. It's hard enough to be with someone by yourself, let alone with an audience… growing up is hard." Emma explained, "Losing something is hard. I'm realizing that life is highs and lows. I'm trying to ride them out and live somewhere in the middle. When you're low, you think it's never going to end. When you're high, you're so scared of it ending. And I've lived in both of those places for too long."
Olivia Jade is newly single. The 19-year-old onetime Instagram influencer found herself at the center of a college admissions cheating scandal earlier this year after her parents, "Full House" star Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested for allegedly paying bribes to get Olivia and her sister into the University of Southern California. On May 7, Us Weekly reported that Olivia has split from her boyfriend, singer-songwriter Jackson Guthy. "Olivia and Jackson have been cooling off for a couple months. They aren't together anymore, but are still very cordial and really do remain friends," said a source. Another source told Us that Jackson has been a big support to Olivia as the scandal unfolded. "Whether it be the occasional coffee run or just being physically near her, he's trying to be supportive. It hasn't always been easy, given the crazy amount of spotlight on them right now," said the second source.
Actor-musician A.J. Trauth, who played Alan Twitty on the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens" opposite Shia LaBeouf, has split from his wife of more than four years, "The Originals" actress Leah Pipes, who also appeared in Disney's 2004 movie "Pixel Perfect." TMZ reported that Leah, who met A.J. (seen here back in the aughts) when they were just teens, filed for divorce on May 8.
According to Charlize Theron, she has some issues that make her "really hard to be in a relationship with," she said during a May 6 appearance on "The Late Late Show With James Corden." For example? "I'm very OCD. I don't like the idea of having too much stuff — or stuff that I don't use. It really bothers me," she admitted, sharing an example of how she once tossed a boyfriend's shoes. "I was in a relationship and whenever this person went out of town, I couldn't help myself. I needed to get kind of rid of — listen, I was being helpful, I think — because men's shoes are tricky," she said. "He had very tricky shoes and when he was out of town, I would get rid of the tricky shoes and he would come home and within two hours say, 'Where are my straw shoes?' And I'm like, 'Did you just hear yourself? You're wearing straw shoes — no grown man should wear straw shoes' … and he had like the clown patch shoes, the fabric patch," she continued. The Oscar winner didn't name the ex, however.
Even with three divorces behind her, Jennifer Lopez knew she wanted to be a bride again. "I always planned to get married again," she revealed after performing on the "Today" show on May 6. "I want to spend my life with somebody. I want to grow old with somebody. I think that's the goal, right? To find a partner to kinda walk through this crazy thing with." She gushed about fiancé Alex Rodriguez, who proposed in March. "We just complement each other," she explained. "He's super-supportive. He allows me to be who I am. I want him to shine in the greatest way possible and to be his best self. And we just help each other be better people, in a way." J.Lo also praised her husband-to-be as a father, explaining that he's great with her kids and his own. "He's like the dad with the camera," she said with a laugh.
Back on the May 1 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the host gave guest Blake Shelton a joke gift — a clock she wanted him to give to girlfriend Gwen Stefani for Mother's Day so he'd be reminded that the "clock is ticking" for him to propose. Blake, who's been dating Gwen for nearly four years, joked that he wanted to flip it and have Gwen to propose to him. A few days later, "Entertainment Tonight" asked the country music star how that went over and he quipped, "[Gwen] goes, 'You know this is not how this is gonna work.'" According to "ET," Blake and Gwen are actually in no rush to walk down the aisle despite frequent speculation that they're engaged or secretly planning a wedding. "Gwen and Blake have come so far and are happier than they have ever been," said a source. "They have talked a lot about marriage, but have decided that life has been so great that they don't want to rock the boat yet… They both came from difficult situations and marriages that didn't last. They have worked hard to get past that and so appreciate what they have with one another. They feel as if they are soulmates and don't need a ring and a wedding at the moment."
There are legal documents as well as footage from Diplo's Instagram Stories confirming that Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas tied the knot on May 1 after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. But the "Game of Thrones" actress has now confirmed the marriage herself in a Louis Vuitton YouTube video about her 2019 Met Gala prep. Asked about the night's theme — "Camp: Notes on Fashion" — she explained, "Camp is, um, hard to define. Let me give you an example of camp: I think camp is, um, getting married in Vegas last minute after the Billboard Music Awards [because] that would be fun. I'd like to try that. That's camp." She then gave a wink.