It’s a new year and a time for break-ups and engagements in the world of celebrity so here is a round up of who split and who’s getting hitched!
Opposites May Attract But Don’t Always Last!
It was a surprising pairing when former self confessed sex addict Russell Brand got together with Christian raised singer Katy Perry but when the two wed in a lavish ceremony in India, it was thought that below surface differences, the couple had much in common and were good for each other. However in the 14 months they’ve been married, the pair have spent very little time together and when they chose to spend Christmas at opposite ends the world – him in Cornwall UK and her in Hawaii – the rumour mills went into overdrive. Their break-up was confirmed on December 30th when Brand filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. A source told gossip website TMZ.com: ‘the two began a regime of constant bickering after they got married – often in front of people at clubs and awards shows. They’re both very stubborn and neither would easily back down. Because of the friction and their schedules, they never spent long periods of time with each other.’ While it was Brand that filed for divorce, friends of the couple say that he did this to spare Perry upsetting her religious parents. In a statement, Brand said: ‘Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.’
Welsh Sweethearts Call Off Wedding
Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her fiance, TV presenter Gethin Jones have called an end to their relationship. The singer, 31, took to twitter to announce the news saying: ‘Sorry for being quiet of late, its just that I have some very sad news. Geth & I have decided to go our separate ways. We are both beyond broken hearted. All your hugs & support will be much appreciated xxx.’ Gethin, 33, confirmed the news also on twitter saying: ‘Hi everybody. I’m deeply sad to tell you that Kath and I have ended our relationship as a couple. We are both heart broken… Gx.’ The couple first met in 2005 on Blue Peter but had been together for four years after meeting again on Strictly Come Dancing where Gethin was a contestant and Katherine was a guest performer. They got engaged in February last year but hadn’t managed to set a wedding date. Gethin’s father Goronwy, 63, said: ‘We are very sorry they have decided to part. Katherine has been very kind to us and the two families got on very well together. They were a lovely couple together – everyone thought so. All we can do is wish them both well for the future and support them both as they got on with the rest of their lives.’
Second Split for Westlife
Westlife singer Mark Feehily, 31, has broken up with his boyfriend of seven years Kevin McDaid. As seems common now, the Irish singer took to twitter to announce the news. ‘Sadly, Kevin & I are no longer together. We’ve had an amazin 7 yrs & are both so thankful for the love & support u have shown us from the start. We won’t be answering any questions about this as its a very private matter. Thanks in advance for understanding that. Lots of love, Mx’. It was only in March last year that Mark spoke about wanting to marry his long term partner after their engagement in January and their desire to become parents. ‘ I love kids and there’s nothing like the gift of bringing up your own kids. It would be nice if I got to the place where I was ready to bring up a kid,’ he said in an interview with New! Magazine. Feehily and photographer McDaid, 27, started dating after meet at a charity concert in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2007, when Feehily came out, that the relationship went public.
Matthew McConaughey Gets Down On One Knee
Hollywood hottie Matthew McConaughey is finally making an honest woman of his model girlfriend Camila Alves. The actor proposed to the mother of his two children, Levi, three and Vida, two, on Christmas Day. Once again spreading the news via twitter, McConaughey posted a picture of the happy couple kissing with the announcement ‘Just asked camila to marry me!’ The couple started dating back in 2006 and the actor opened up about his beautiful girlfriend in an interview with People Magazinein 2008 calling her ‘the love of my life’. He continued gushing about Camila saying: ‘I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen. We’re a family now. I see the future and it’s clearer to me now. Walking around with this cool responsibility all the time, it’s a wonderful thing.’ Brazilian model turned TV presenter Alves was equally complimentary saying: ‘He’s a man – he’s my man – and we’re a family. He’s the best dad he can be – 100 percent hands-on.’
Britney To Get Hitched For A Third Time!
Troubled singer Britney Spears is getting married again after her former manager Jason Trawick proposed. Trawick surprised the singer at his 40th birthday in mid December by asking her to be his wife. She hinted at the big news the next day by tweeting ‘OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo’ The pair then confirmed their news to Access Hollywood saying ‘Yes, we’re engaged and we’re over the moon!’ But it seems that she has learnt a thing or two from her two previous weddings, the first to childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas and second to Kevin Federline in LA. this time she is opting fro a low-key Southern affair in her home state of Louisiana. ‘She wants a traditional Southern-style wedding with comfort food, surrounded by her family, her two sons and all of her childhood friends as opposed to a lavish Hollywood wedding,’ a source told In Touch Magazine. ‘Britney is taking this marriage really seriously.’
Timelord Gets Married
David Tennant, 40, had a special New Year’s Eve surprise for family and friends when he threw a party to celebrate tying the knot with long-term girlfriend Georgia Moffett. The couple had got married the day before in an intimate ceremony and brought the new year in as man and wife surround by showbiz family and friends. The couple met in 2008 when Moffett, 27, the daughter of previous Doctor Who Peter Davison, guest starred on the show playing David Tennant’s character’s daughter. Davison was genuinely happy when he found out about the relationship saying: ‘It’s great because David is a genuinely nice guy. I’m delighted Georgia has found happiness because she hasn’t always had an easy life.’ The couple got engaged at Christmas last year and had a daughter Olive in March. Before the nuptials, a friend close to the pair said: ‘David and Georgia can’t wait to get married, they are madly in love. They have tried to keep everything quiet and the wedding is for family and closest friends only.’
Guess Who – Secret Gossip
[CDAN via BlindGossip] So, this actor is A list. Barely. He had a franchise but really nothing else. A couple of times he has headlined a movie since the franchise, but the results have not been good so I think he lost his tentative hold on A list and is back at B where he belongs. The franchise was a fluke anyway. It made some other people stars who have no business being in movies. I am reserving judgment on this guy. Anyway, he has a celebrity girlfriend which is kept super quiet. Not that it is private, just they go to great lengths for two not very huge stars to keep things private. More on his part, I think then hers. She could use some publicity. The thing is, our actor seems kind of shy about the whole relationship because there have been rumors, especially now, that he has quite the thing for the mother of the celebrity girlfriend. The mother happens to have had her own tentative A/B list hold on her movie career throughout the years.
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