Congratulations, Halle Berry! Also, we are so very sorry! According to TMZ, this must be one confusing time for the Dark Tide star. While Halle is allegedly officially betrothed to gentleman friend Olivier Martinez a month after engagement rumors first popped up, the actress also allegedly received death threats from a named Robert Hoskins. Berry allegedly feels so threatened by Hoskins that she is hoping to move with daughter Nahla Ariela to Martinez’s native France. Is there a card for complicated situations like this? You know what? Nevermind. We’ll just get one that’s blank on the inside.
Sadly this isn’t the first time Halle has had to deal with aggressive stalkers; last July Berry had to filed a restraining order against a man named Richard Franco after he broke into her home..twice. Seeing as how Hoskins is the very same man who was shot by Madonna‘s bodyguards while attempting to break into the singer’s home in 1995, we’d say Halle has every right to be terrified. Why do stalkers have to ruin every engagement? Or even one of them?
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David Hasselhoff, you card! Here we thought you were about to pledge the rest of your life to girlfriend of a year Hayley Roberts, when really you were about to plummet headfirst toward a harbor, still blissfully unwed. You got us! “Tried it again on top of the Sydney harbour bridge!,” the Piranha 3DD star tweeted, along with a photo of himself down on one knee. Man, we know if our boyfriend joked about marrying us in front of the entire world, we’d be laughing! We’d be laughing so hard, we might never stop laughing! Or crying! Or both at the same time!
“The truth is I’m having a fantastic time with this lovely lady but at this time we have no plans to marry,” Hasselhoff clarified to People this afternoon. Clearly the Hoff’s lady friend didn’t mind his monkeyshines too much; the next photo he tweeted featured the two smooching rather than Roberts shoving Hasselhoff off the bridge in a fit of rage. Looks like these two were meant for each other after all! Or Hayley was just waiting to get to sea-level to rip Hasselhoff a new one. One of the two.
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Congratulations to Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler. The engaged couple are expecting their first baby together! In a statement to People, they revealed, “We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.” Great news, especially since they had hit a rocky patch in their relationship not so long ago. They broke off their engagement in July last year, only to reconcile in November. We love a happy ending! Kristin’s come a long way from Laguna Beach.
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Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry might be headed down the aisle soon if rumors are true, but Halle certainly isn’t Olivier’s first stunningly gorgeous lady friend. Or his first Academy Award-winning lovah. Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Kylie Minogue are just a few of the beautiful, talented, internationally known women Olivier has wooed in his lifetime. Ex Minogue even tweeted, “Congrats to Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry!! #wedding” today, rather than, say, “Burn in hell, Olivier #forever,” which seems like a great sign.
Now, we know we’re not genetically perfect or have Oscars lining or trophy case or anything, but if our ex had even so much as held hands Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, we’d have to hang up our dating pants right then and there. But this is Halle Berry, people! Not even starring in Catwoman can break her stride. Not even Catwoman.
Are Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez engaged? A few weeks ago, when she was photographed wearing a big emerald sparkler on her ring finger, the speculation was rampant. And now, People is saying it’s true — because a rep at Gurhan jewelry says Olivier did in fact give her a diamond and emerald engagement ring. (Side note: What is it with gossipy jewelers these days?)
Well, he bought the ring and she’s wearing it. But is that a confirmation that the couple, who have been dating since late 2010 after they met on the set of Dark Tide, are actually tying the knot? Maybe it’s just, like, a promise ring or something. After all, Halle did declare back in 2007 to InStyle: “I will never, never get married again. Actually, it’s just that now I’ve come to a place where I think two people can share their lives without the ring, without the piece of paper.”
Say it all together now: At least it’s not Marilyn Manson. Did you say it? You know we can’t hear if you said it or not. You better have said it, because it looks like Evan Rachel Wood and on-again, off-again, possibly-on-again-forever boyfriend Jamie Bell might have just gotten engaged. The two were snapped exiting a bar in Hollywood yesterday accompanied by the giant rock glimmering at the end of Evan’s arm. Wood initially dated the Adventures of Tintin actor in 2005 when the two met on the set of Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” video; the couple already has tattoos of the other’s first initials. Granted, Evan also has a Marilyn Manson tattoo on her thigh, but that’s over with! We never have to go to that dark place ever, ever again! Congratulations to the happy couple, if the rumors are true!
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Some genius reporter must have been armed with an arsenal of marzipan fruits and breakfast teas, because Justin Timberlake‘s grandma has just given up the goods, confirming the rumor that Justin Timberlake and and Jessica Biel are engaged. “He called me on Christmas day and told me he’s engaged,” Justin’s grandma Sadie Bomar told Gossip Cop. Bomar said she was instructed to keep the news a secret “until after the holidays,” adding that “the family loves Jessie… she’s a very sweet girl.” Ugh, how could JTimbs be mad at all that sweetness?! Also, how can that reporter miss the opportunity to milk Bomar for any potential album info?! Sadie would have cracked like a elderly pecan!
This isn’t the first time Bomar has spilled the proverbial beans about her grandson’s love life either, including details about his on-again, off-again lady friend. “Jessica was keen to marry, but Justin isn’t ready,” Sadie told British magazine Closer back in 2009. “As far as we’re concerned, he’s always been single.” Memaws! Always the weakest link in the gossip chain. And the most adorable.
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Drew Barrymore‘s engaged! For the third time! People reports that Barrymore and art consultant boyfriend Will Kopelman pledged to lock it down over the holidays in Sun Valley, Idaho; the two have been publicly canoodling since February 2011. Now, we’re not claiming we know for sure that Tom Green is currently sprawled on the couch watching Freddie Got Fingered, clutching a photo of Drew to his chest with tears stream down his face. We’re just saying he was probably doing that anyway, so why would he stop now that he knows his ex-wife is getting hitched?
“They are very happy together,” a source said of the pair. That’s good; we wouldn’t want Drew marrying someone she hated. In addition her marriage to the comedian and author of “The Bum Bum Song”, which lasted from July 2001 to October 2002, Barrymore was also married to Welsh bartender Jeremy Thomas from March 20 to April 28, 1994. So cheer up, Tom! You’re still officially Drew’s longest marriage for a little while longer. And that’s something, huh? Yeah. Yeah it is.
A couple of weeks ago, sources in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, started spreading the rumor that Justin Timberlake had proposed to on-again girlfriend Jessica Biel while on a snowboarding trip. But if it’s true, we’ve heard nothing official since then. Maybe they didn’t want to get buried by all those other holiday love stories? But today, Us Weekly is hyping its new issue by citing “several insiders” who say the story is true.
“Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place,” one source reportedly told the magazine. Still, this brings us nowhere closer to an actual confirmation of the potentially happy news.
The story first came up when Tayloe Piggott, a jewelry store in the resort town, initially posted a note about it on Facebook, but they quickly denied any first-hand knowledge of the event, writing, “Again – our most sincere apologies to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. We cannot believe where this rumor, which started out as (seemingly innocent) news that had been circulating in Jackson Hole, has been blown into a massive gossip event. We hope that Justin and Jessica enjoyed their visit to our town and are so sorry that it has ended up with this fiasco.”
So, we know two facts: Jessica likes snowboarding. And the pair were in Jackson Hole. That’s something, we guess.
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While Russell Brand and Katy Perry’s split on Friday put a damper on our celebratory mood over the weekend, we are happy to report that other famous couples are doing their best to renew our faith in romance. Here’s a little round-up of all the happy relationship news that happened over the weekend:
Johnny Weir and his lawyer boyfriend Victor Voronov got married. The figure skater tweeted, “I’m married!” on Saturday morning, and later told Real Housewives of New York vet Jill Zarin that they’d have a wedding this summer.
American Idol finalist James Durbin married his longtime girlfriend, Heidi Lowe, on Saturday in Santa Cruz. Their 2-year-old son, Hunter, was the ring bearer, and 85 guests attended the festivities, People reports.