Why Dale really dumped Clare, plus more celeb love news

Why Dale really dumped Clare, plus more celeb love news

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-January 2021, starting with this sad split… On Jan. 19, Dale Moss announced on Instagram that he and Clare Crawley “decided to go our separate ways.” He called the breakup “the healthiest decision for both of us at this time” and noted that they “only hope the best things for one another.” Added the former professional football player, “We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself — something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives.” Earlier in the day, TMZ reported that Dale ended the relationship over the weekend of Jan. 16. Other media outlets initially reported that the couple — who got engaged just four episodes into season 16 of “The Bachelorette” — were simply pressing pause on their whirlwind romance. Keep reading to get the scoop on what went wrong…

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One E! News source said that Clare Crawley and Dale Moss had been “fighting a lot recently.” Explained the insider, “They are mainly in disagreement over lifestyle preferences. Dale wants to be in a lively city and focus on his career, and Clare is rooted in Sacramento [in California] to help care for her mom. It’s been very tense recently between them.” The source went on to say that although the male model still cares about the hairstylist, he also felt like he was “rushing into something [he was] unsure about.” At the time, the source claimed that the duo were “still getting to know each other” and “decided to take some time apart” to figure out “the logistics of their relationship and if they will stay together.” An Us Weekly source, meanwhile, said that Clare and Dale were “in communication but on a break” while working through some “serious issues.” Later, a different Us Weekly source shed some light on those “serious issues,” alleging that “Clare was the main cause for the breakup” because her relationship with Dale “caused friction with [his] friends and family.” Said a third Us Weekly source, “Clare and Dale did not agree on a lot of things in the long run when they sat down and really discussed the future of their relationship. They had been fighting a lot as of late. Clare started many of the arguments, and Dale would try not to rock the boat too much, but it all became too much for the both of them. They finally realized that perhaps they did move too quickly after all.” A fourth Us Weekly source described Clare as “a wreck” and said that she’s “not holding up well” in the wake of the breakup. “She really fell hard for Dale and saw a future with him. To have this all blow up in her face has been really difficult,” said the insider, adding that the relationship “became really messy” and that “the breakup was hard for the both of them at the end.” On Jan. 19, E! News reported that, according to a source, Clare is “completely devastated” by the breakup. “Dale felt that he is not ready for marriage and was not ready to move to Sacramento for Clare. They were making a lot of plans that Dale could not commit to,” said the insider, adding that Dale “didn’t feel right” about how things were going and “had to follow his heart.” The source also noted that “many of Clare’s friends were always skeptical of the relationship and Dale’s intentions” and feel the split is “for the best at this point.” Dale’s friends, meanwhile, saw the breakup coming because he’s “always been very independent.” Still, Clare “wanted this relationship to work and has hopes they can rekindle in the future.” An “Entertainment Tonight” source also attributed the breakup to shady behavior on Clare’s part: “There were things with how Clare acted about certain issues that Dale couldn’t accept anymore, the damage was unrepairable. It got to be an unhealthy environment, which was affecting both Dale and his family in a way that he didn’t like,” said the insider. Now keep reading for more of the week’s biggest celeb love life updates…

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On Jan. 18, People magazine broke the news that, according to a source, Ben Affleck is “no longer dating” his girlfriend of about a year, Ana de Armas. “She broke it off,” said the source. “Their relationship was complicated. Ana doesn’t want to be Los Angeles based and Ben obviously has to since his [three] kids [with ex-wife Jennifer Garner] live in Los Angeles. … This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable. They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he’s a solid father at home. They are both happy with where they are in their lives.” According to a second People magazine source, the “Deep Water” co-stars broke up over the phone. “They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up,” said the source. Added a third People source, “Ben really wanted their relationship to work. Ana has a great energy. Ben was always very happy when Ana was around. She likes to stay healthy and inspired Ben to keep staying healthy too.” But ultimately, she wanted more than he could offer. Explained the insider, “Ana is young and adventurous. When she is not working, she wants to travel. She doesn’t want to settle down in Los Angeles. Ben needs to live in L.A. since his kids do.” The source went on to say that the actor-director “has been upset about the split” but “is committed to focus on the happy things in his life.” Echoed a Page Six source, “There is a lot of love still between the two of them. The split is as amicable as can be. Ana is great, but I also think there’s something to be said for the fact that Ben has a family and he really wants to be there for his kids and Ana is in a different place in her life. … It’s sad, but for Ben, his children come above everything.” A second Page Six source said that Ana broke up with Ben because “he would not commit to having more kids.” Explained the insider, “[Ana] is in her 30s. It was a deal-breaker.” Added a third Page Six source, “Ben is not in a place to start a new family. Both he and Ana have three jobs lined up. His family has, and will continue, to be his focus.” But a fourth Page Six source said the duo “could get back together” because they are still “in love” and “people who know them believe [the breakup is] temporary.”

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Another week, another Kimye divorce update! On Jan. 18, People magazine reported that, according to a source, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are no longer attending couples counseling in the wake of rampant reports they’re gearing up to legally end their marriage. “He is talking to divorce lawyers this week,” said the source. A few days earlier, a different People source said that the rapper and the reality star “are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family … and Kim is okay with it.” The insider added that the mother of four “will do everything she can for the kids to have a great relationship with Kanye” but she “doesn’t want to be married to him.” Said another People source, “The love story between Kim and Kanye has been over for a long time — more than a year. They adored each other but have too many differences. … Kim has become more independent and has lost patience with his antics, rants, the presidential campaign and tweets. … Kim is capable of moving her life forward without him. She is busy studying, running her business, promoting it, and raising their children. That is what she wants to do.” Meanwhile, an Us Weekly source said that “Kim has been in individual counseling and is at peace with where her life is headed” as she and Kanye are “actively negotiating” their divorce settlement. A second Us Weekly source said that the former power couple “had no option but to live apart” in recent months “because the communication between them had gotten so downright toxic.” Explained the insider, “They went into the latter part of 2020 with the very best of intentions and wanted to find a way to get along when they spent time together. But it reached the point where the bickering turned to nasty blowups and confrontations, and since neither of them wanted the kids exposed to that type of hostility, they [stayed] apart. … Up until early December, Kanye was coming back to Calabasas [in California] and trying to play nice with Kim whilst spending time with the kids. They would have their good days of being cordial around each other and enjoying family time, but for the most part it was this practical coexistence that involved very matter-of-fact conversations about what they wanted to do for dinner, what time their therapy session was and how they would take turns to help the kids with schooling.”

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On Jan. 16 — as more women began coming forward with allegations that their past affairs with Armie Hammer turned abusive — Page Six reported that, according to a source, the actor’s estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, is “really in shock” and has “not processed any of this yet.” Explained the source, “Elizabeth was aware of some infidelity, but she wanted to make the marriage work and thought that he did too.” A second source said that Armie changed after starring in “Call Me By Your Name,” which catapulted him to a new level of fame: “Women were texting him, chasing him — and when he would drink, that’s when he’d run around. Everyone thought he and Elizabeth decided to have an open marriage,” said the second insider. As for the graphic messages Armie allegedly sent the women with whom he was cheating, “[They’re] very shocking for [Elizabeth],” said the first source, noting that the “Lone Ranger” alum “never did any of the weird s— with her.” Echoed an Us Weekly source, “Elizabeth was horrified and shocked. She’s living in a nightmare. … [She] doesn’t even recognize the man she married anymore. She wants to help Armie get help but can’t do it on her own.” Among the women who’ve come forward are beauty app-founder Courtney Vucekovich, who dated Armie from June to October 2020, and model Paige Lorenze, who dated him from August to December 2020. Both women described their mutual ex as charismatic and magnetic and detailed his process of grooming them and luring them into increasingly dangerous sexual situations. They’ve also both said they sought therapy for trauma and PTSD after their relationships with him came to an end. Meanwhile, after Armie referred to a lingerie-clad mystery woman as “Ms. Cayman” in a leaked late 2020 video from his private Instagram account, both he and the Miss Cayman Islands pageant released statements making it clear he’s never been involved with the reigning queen or any other former Miss Cayman Islands. “I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman,” he said. “I am genuinely sorry for any confusion my foolish attempt at humor may have caused. My deep sympathies to Miss Cayman, who I don’t know, and to the entire organization, as I had no intentions of implying she was actually Miss Cayman.”

In mid-January, multiple media outlets reported that aspiring social media influencer Sarah Trott — who eliminated herself from the competition on the Jan. 18 episode of “The Bachelor” — dated G-Eazy before appearing on the popular reality show. The blonde beauty — who was identified as a “mystery woman” at the time — was photographed with the rapper-actor twice in West Hollywood in early 2020: first on Feb. 13 and then on March 2 — two months before his romance with current love Ashely Benson kicked off. (Sarah told “Entertainment Tonight” that she and G-Eazy are “just friends” and that the pictures of them together “were taken what feels like forever ago.”) Meanwhile, there’s been speculation online that Sarah was actually in a relationship with another man — a DJ named Bijou (see him here) — throughout her time on “The Bachelor.” A woman claiming to be Bijou’s ex told Amanda Hirsch of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast that Sarah and the musician were “posting [about] each other [on social media] leading up to her going on the show.” Another insider alleged Bijou “agreed to let [Sarah] come on the show to ‘network'” and that “they were dating close up until filming.” Bachelor Nation blogger Reality Steve wrote on Jan. 19, “I have video of [Sarah and Bijou] on a trip to Mexico a month before filming ended. They were seen together in L.A. a week before she left for filming. He’s got both a work IG and private [Instagram], and she follows him on both. I’ve been told by more than one person they are clearly back together post-filming, they haven’t hid it at all privately, and her whole appearance [on ‘The Bachelor’] was just to get noticed and build her brand.” (Sarah insisted to “ET” she went on the show “with that full intention to find love with Matt.”)

In other Bachelor Nation news… On Jan. 19, “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart” winners Bri Stauss and Chris Watson released a joint statement to E! News announcing that they recently called it quits. “With deep admiration and respect for one another, we have decided to end our relationship and go our separate ways. We will always look back on our journey with deep fondness and will continue to support each other both personally and professionally. We look forward to sharing more updates with you all as we navigate our future making music together. Thank you all for your love, support and privacy,” they said.

In more Bachelor Nation breakup news… On Jan. 20, Us Weekly published an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming paperback edition of Colton Underwood’s 2020 memoir, “The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV,” in which he details his shocking split from Cassie Randolph after she nursed him back to health following his early 2020 battle with COVID-19. The former “The Bachelor” star writes that “after more than a month of being cooped up” with her family, they were both feeling “overwhelmed and smothered” and eager to return to their respective homes. Before they left, Cassie told him “she was struggling with everything in our relationship and didn’t know what to do.” Colton describes himself as blindsided, though he admits they’d “worked through some misfires and miscues lately, little things where we didn’t see exactly eye to eye.” He “didn’t realize how much those little things had been impacting her,” he says, calling it “one of those proverbial deaths by a thousand paper cuts.” Recalls Colton, “Her eyes were full of tears as she tried to explain, struggling to find the right words and reasons that made sense. None did — at least not to me. … Both of us had always agreed to avoid finishing hard conversations like this one. We didn’t want to come to the conclusion that we weren’t good for each other. We were scared of confronting that truth. So we didn’t.” After so much time with Cassie’s family and quarantined separately, Colton wanted to spend time together as a couple to get their relationship back on track, so over the course of the next few days, they “hung out and returned to normal the best we could considering the circumstances.” But then Colton brought up a project they were planning together and “got an unexpected response” — Cassie said “she didn’t know if we should jump into another project together when there was so much uncertainty in our relationship.” Concludes Colton, “That hit me hard. Was there a timer on our relationship? What was going on? Were we together or not together? ‘Are we breaking up?’ I asked.” Apparently, he finally got the message!

In still more Bachelor Nation breakup news… On Jan. 19, Us Weekly reported that Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone “had a peaceful and cooperative dissolution of marriage that was finalized on Dec. 22.” According to a divorce attorney and mediator for the former “Bachelor in Paradise couple, “They were and are very amicable and went through the process with ease and grace with an emphasis on healing and moving forward with positivity.” Two days earlier, Krystal announced on Instagram that she officially moved in with her new boyfriend, Miles Bowles, with whom she’s expecting a baby girl. “While it may not seem as big of a deal as a baby on the way… it’s an important steppingstone in ANY relationship and deserves a moment of celebration!!” she captioned a slideshow of two PDA-packed photos. 

That was fast! There’s a new man in Meghan King’s life just two months after her split from Christian Schauf. In a series of posts on her Instagram Story on Jan. 15, the former “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star introduced her followers to her “friend-turned-boyfriend” Will Roos. “We have been friends for a year,” she wrote. “We met as a love interest and that fizzled into friends. Obviously now that designation has shifted. Welp, now here we are. Sometimes things happen in a funny way.” She added that the shift from friends to something more “happened so unexpectedly.” Continued the mother of three, “For now, we’re just friends. And by ‘friends’ I mean super-close besties who also kiss and hug. Ok, so I don’t mean ‘friends’ at all. Life is funny.” She also wrote that they “have so much fun together.” On Jan. 16, Will also made their relationship Instagram official, sharing a selfie with Meghan during an Italian dinner date in Las Vegas.

In other “Housewives” news… Although Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s husband Sean Burke has said he’s not dating yet as they navigate the early stages of an open marriage, DailyMail.com reported on Jan. 15 that the father of seven was seen “making out” and “getting handsy” with a mystery woman during a lunch date in Newport Beach, California, on Dec. 28. According to the British wedloid, Sean has been seeing his new girlfriend for at least two months, and his wife — who also has a girlfriend — is aware of the relationship: She reportedly caught them in bed together in their family home. “Braunwyn was telling the other girls [on ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’] that she’s done with Sean and she doesn’t want to be with him,” said a source. “Braunwyn also said she was never, ever attracted to him. Even though they’ve had seven kids together and have been together 26 years. Imagine saying that to your husband and father of your children. She was pushing all of his buttons — I’m going to live my way, my way, my way. But you are still going to be at my beck and call and you are not going to be able to live the way you want to live.” A second Daily Mail source echoed that Braunwyn is struggling with the reality of having an open relationship — that she’s not the only one allowed to look for love outside the marriage. “She kind of positioned their open relationship to be her thing but she’s now realized you can’t do it that way because he is a man and he is going to move on,” said the insider.


On Jan. 18, Joel Kinnaman and Kelly Gale took to Instagram to announce that they’re engaged after two years of coupledom. “She said no. Jus kiddin,” the “House of Cards” and “Suicide Squad” actor captioned a photo of himself on bended knee. The Victoria’s Secret model, meanwhile, captioned a slideshow of photos with her new engagement bling on full display, “Yours forever.” She later captioned a photo of Joel proposing, “Most beautiful moment.”

On the Jan. 13 episode of “The Tonight Show,” Riz Ahmed publicly revealed his wife’s identity: She’s “A Place for Us” novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza. They met “so randomly” in a New York City café while he was prepping for his role in the 2020 drama “Sound of Metal,” he said. “We both sat down at the same table in a cafe where we both turned up to write,” he recalled. “We were both, like, jostling over the same laptop plug point — like a very modern way of meeting — and we struck up a friendship and then we reconnected down the line.” The “Rogue One” actor, who isn’t especially active on social media, didn’t mean to keep their relationship a secret, he claimed, noting, “I never know how much is oversharing. … If it doesn’t come up, you’re not sure what really to offer.” He added that they tied the knot in a backyard in a “super-intimate and socially distanced” ceremony. “There was just, like, hardly anyone there really … which is nice in lots of ways,” he said.

The Mail on Sunday reported on Jan. 16 that “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan has moved on from longtime love Gillian Anderson with socialite Jemima Khan. “They have been seeing each other happily since the New Year. They are old friends and are now in what they call a legit support bubble,” said a source, adding that the new couple is already living together. The “X-Files” actress is said to be “upset” and “bemused” by her former partner’s new romance. “She has certainly raised an eyebrow or two,” said one insider. Explained another source, “There was a bit of a process before Gillian and Peter split but nevertheless, this has all happened very quickly and has been quite a surprise. The impression is that Jemima has been trying to make it happen for quite some time. She has been into Peter for a long time. But a couple of weeks before getting together is not a long time, especially after four years together. Hence the bemusement on Gillian’s part.”

Us Weekly reported on Jan. 16 that, according to a source, Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess are getting more and more serious since they first started seeing each other in November. “Their vacation to Hawaii has brought them closer. While they’ve become Instagram official, people don’t see how close they’ve actually become since their [first] meeting,” said the source. “Those who know them can see them being together for the long haul and getting super-serious. … Brian is more open to the public about their relationship while Sharna is still holding back. It’s a bit complicated for her because she doesn’t want to be in that type of limelight.” The insider went on to say that the “Dancing With the Stars” pro “doesn’t want to actively involve herself in unnecessary drama” and is being especially “sensitive to the situation” regarding her beau’s divorce from Megan Fox and how it affects the kids they share. The source also noted that the former teen heartthrob “can have a controlling type of personality,” while Sharna “is more laid-back” — which he’s “definitely attracted to.”

On Jan. 14, People magazine reported that, according to a source, Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are still going strong. “[They] are still really happy and in love,” said a source, adding that in December, the “Daily Show” host dropped $27.5 million on a Los Angeles mansion for himself and the “Friday Night Lights” alum. “They’re making plans for a future together, and it’s a very stable relationship,” continued the insider. “They’ve been spending time between coasts over the last year and had been looking for a place in L.A. as a couple.”


E! News reported on Jan. 14 that “90210” alum Tristan “Mack” Wilds quietly married longtime love Christina Hammond on Dec. 17. “Our wedding was perfect. We wanted an intimate ceremony and so it was just us, [our daughter] Tristyn and our parents on Zoom. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day,” said the bride, who gave birth to their baby girl in December 2019. Added the actor, “We got married, in a way, akin to how we started — just us. Never needed much else. With the addition of our parents and our baby, it really made for a magical moment.” He then gushed about their relationship of more than 15 years, saying, “At different times in our lives, we’re shown fairy tales don’t come true. This one came true for me.” Chimed in Christina, “Our love story is my favorite love story. I am living out my dream of being married to the love of my life.”

During an interview with “Extra” that debuted online on Jan. 14, Wendy Williams called her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, “a serial cheater.” Said the iconic hostess, “Kevin cheated on me while I was pregnant with my son … and I found out and I could’ve divorced him then, but I said, ‘No, I have a son and I’m not going to have any more children.’ … I didn’t want him to leave me by myself. … [But I knew] it was not ’till death do us part.'” She went on to say that Kevin “had different mistresses” throughout their marriage, though his “longest-term relationship” is with his current girlfriend, Sharina Hudson. “It was cathartic to get him out of my life, to divorce him,” said Wendy, noting that her ex is “getting smaller” in her rearview mirror as time passes. “I’ve got a new life. I’ve got new boyfriends to make … and things to do,” she said. “I don’t regret falling in love with Kevin … and I definitely don’t regret getting the best divorce attorney I could … and fighting tooth and nail to get everything out of that divorce.” In spite of that sentiment, she and Kevin are still in touch. “He calls from time to time,” she said. “I don’t block his number. … He’s my son’s father. … He came to my mother’s funeral.” She concluded by saying she’s “dating” and “would love to get married again” someday, though “it’s been a few months” since she spent time with anyone special — since “right before corona,” she said.


On the second part of HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary “Tiger,” which debuted on Jan. 17, Rachel Uchitel revealed for the first time how the golf star’s wife, Elin Nordegren, found out they were having an affair: When the National Enquirer first reported about the affair after spying Rachel and Tiger spending time together during the Australian Masters, the professional athlete asked his mistress to speak directly to his wife to deny the tabloid report. “[Elin and I] had an extensive, 30-minute conversation … convincing her that I was not having a sexual relationship with Tiger. We talked about how I knew Tiger, how I knew his friends, how and why I was in Australia. The story came out and nobody looked at it. Between the stupid story and phone call with Elin, I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, we’re gonna fly right over this,'” Rachel recalled. “Two days later — it was Thanksgiving [2009] — Tiger and I texted throughout the day saying we had a lot to be grateful for, we had gotten away unscathed in what could have been a complete nightmare. And then I get this text message from Tiger saying, ‘You are the only one I ever loved.’ I remember feeling like things had never been better between us. Then he told me he was taking an Ambien and going to sleep.” Later that night, Rachel received a call from Tiger’s phone number. “I answered saying something like, ‘Hey babe, I thought you went to sleep?’ And instead of Tiger’s voice, it was Elin, and she said, ‘I knew it was you,'” Rachel revealed. She only talked to Tiger once after that: when he called to notify her that “his lawyers were going to call about a settlement of confidentiality.” Recalled Rachel, “He said to me, ‘Get as much as you can.’ And I think, to him, that was his only way to love me at the time.”

Meanwhile, during an interview with the Los Angeles Times that debuted online on Jan. 17, Rachel Uchitel opened up about more of her past affairs with famous men. “Everyone thought David Boreanaz was super-hot, but David Boreanaz is blowing up my phone and wants me,” she said of her affair with the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum circa 2009. She was also involved with Dorit Kemsley’s husband, PK Kemsley, during his first marriage — long before he married the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star. Rachel met him while working at Tao nightclub, she explained: “He was a bottle service customer. Listen, he’s got a great personality. He broke me down. He was just a friend for a year and then I totally fell in love with him. I know it sounds crazy. … I fell head over heels and couldn’t get enough of him,” she said. The “Celebrity Rehab” alum also claims to have had brief romantic dalliances with Derek Jeter, Stephen Dorff and Ryan Seacrest.

Has the “Teen Mom” franchise’s most epic love triangle finally come to an end? On Jan. 19, Lauren Comeau alleged in an emotional Instagram Live that her off-and-on boyfriend of several years, Javi Marroquin, cheated on her with his ex-wife, Kailyn Lowry. She also made it clear that she and the father of two, who proposed in June 2019, are no longer an item. Javi later released a statement to In Touch Weekly denying Lauren’s claims he was unfaithful: “While I have tried to avoid a he said/she said situation [by] staying quiet, the accusations Lauren made against me this afternoon on Instagram are false,” he said. “My only focus right now is creating healthy co-parenting relationships with both Lauren and Kail for the sake of my boys and bettering myself.”

Tiffany Trump took to Instagram on Jan. 19 to announce that she’s engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Michael Boulos. “It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!” she captioned a photo of them posing together in the Rose Garden at the White House, where, according to Page Six, he proposed over the weekend of Jan. 16. (Tiffany’s mother is Donald Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples.)

On Jan. 16, “Too Hot to Handle” alum Francesca Farago took to Instagram to share a photo of herself kissing “The Only Way Is Essex” star Demi Sims, fueling rumors they’re an item. On Jan. 20, they professed their love for each while packing on the PDA on their Instagram Stories during a topical vacation. Last year, Francesca was linked to Bachelor Nation’s Jef Holm and Maxim model Casey Boonstra, among others.

Another “Love Island” couple bites the dust! On Jan. 16, Justine Ndiba took to Instagram to announce that she and season 2 co-star Caleb Corprew recently called it quits. “This is extremely difficult for me to express but out of respect for those of you who supported me, and rode for me, I want you to know that Caleb and I are no longer together,” she wrote. “I do ask for time as I continue to go through the process of heartbreak and healing as this has all been very hard for me. I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support to this point and I hope that it may continue as we move forward as individuals.” Caleb, meanwhile, wrote, “Justine and I are no longer together. I wish her the absolute best and much continued success as God blesses her with new opportunities and adventures. This announcement has been one that we have wrestled with for some time now. Not knowing exactly when or how to deliver it. The nature in which we met and fell for each other comes with a unique set of obstacles that nothing in life can ever prepare you for. We genuinely appreciate those of you who have supported us and thank you in advance to those of you who will continue supporting us as individuals moving forward.”

Us Weekly reported on Jan. 20 that “The Challenge” star Derrick Kosinski proposed to his girlfriend of three years, registered nurse Nicole Gruman, at Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia on Jan. 19. “She’s the real champ,” said the “Road Rules” alum of his new fiancé. “I’ve been home recording podcasts while she’s been fighting a real-life horror movie-like pandemic. I love her, I’m proud of her and I admire her. … I’m excited for a fun-filled future together.”

According to People magazine, which published exclusive wedding photos, “American Idol” alums Kat Luna and Alex Georgia tied the knot at Cactus Creek Barn in Dickson, Tennessee, on Jan. 15. “I cannot believe that I can finally say I married my best friend! Since the first day I met you I knew you were the one. You are my protector, my superhero, my husband, and most importantly the one I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with! I love you baby let’s do this!” the bride captioned a wedding photo on Instagram. Alex, meanwhile, captioned a different wedding photo, “I MARRIED MY BEST FRIEND. The day I met you there was no denying God was up to something! LOOK AT US NOW! I love you so much babe! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you! You are so beautiful inside and out. You inspire each and everyday to keep being a better version of myself. I can’t do this life without you.”

On Jan. 14, choreographer Shirlene Quigley announced on Instagram that she and “Thank U, Next” co-writer Tayla Parx are engaged. “From the first week we met, I knew you would be in my life forever,” she captioned a slideshow of photos. “I am a believer, I believe in God, in fairytale love stories. Honoring my values, finding pure love, and someone who would pursue my heart, was something I prayed for daily. To be transparent, as a believer, I struggled for years being attracted to both men and women. I told myself, for years it was something I wouldn’t do again (date a woman). Being judged doesn’t feel good, & that scared me. Until I met someone who showed me what love looked and felt like. She loved that I love Jesus and she loves Him too. Someone who not only I thought was super beautiful from outside, but also the inside. Her eyes light my heart, and laugh fills me with more joy, her generosity with her time is unmatched and her constant pursuit of my heart, has made me feel like such a queen. Love is the most important gift of all and it has surpassed anything. Safe to say, I said ‘YES’ and I am no longer single lol. @taylaparx you’re my forever. I love you and I’m thankful for our friendship, love, and future.” Tayla later captioned a photo with her future missus, “Never had a love so pure. Lemme introduce you to the rest of our lives.”

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