Category: Celebrity Dating

Angelina Jolie has an engagement ring on, jeweler says

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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Are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt one step closer to tying the knot? If the new ring on her left hand means anything, they could be engaged.

Jolie was photographed wearing the big rock on her ring finger Wednesday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she, Pitt and son Pax were attending a private viewing at the museum's Chinese Galleries.

[Updated, 1:22 p.m. April 13: It's a done deal! A rep for Pitt confirmed the engagement to People magazine Friday.]

"I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt," a rep for the jeweler told the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news Friday.

Pictures of actresses wearing rings have been misleading before — witness the recent Miley Cyrus rumor, and the confusion over the Halle Berry-Olivier Martinez engagement, despite confirmation that turned out to be from the wrong jeweler — and no relationship has been watched more closely than Brad and Angie's for signs of pending nuptials. But Procop went into detail with THR, saying, "Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect."

And Procop is no newbie to the Brangelina arena: He and Jolie collaborated on a Style of Jolie line of jewelry, with some of the profits going toward building a school in Afghanistan through the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict.

Reps for the couple have not confirmed an engagement. Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, have been together since 2005. They have previously said they wouldn't marry until all couples could wed legally, but recently have been talking about "pressure from the kids," with Jolie saying she'd get married if their children asked them to.

"I think it'd be hard to say no to the kids," the mom of six said in 2010.


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Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2012 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Credit: Joel Ryan / Associated Press

Chris Noth marries Tara Wilson in Maui

Chris Noth and Tara Wilson get married

Chris Noth of "The Good Wife" has finally married fiancee Tara Wilson. Leave it to Mr. Big to prolong the wait leading up to the nuptials.

Noth, 57, of "Sex and the City" fame, got hitched to Wilson, 30, on the Hawaiian island of Maui on April 6, People reports. The couple has been affianced since 2009.

Their 4-year-old son, Orion Christopher, served as ring bearer in the private ceremony, according to ABC News.

Noth and Wilson met in 2002 at Noth's New York bar, Cutting Room, where she was working.

Now, where is John Corbett to drop his cringe-inducing "SATC" line that they "got Maui-ed"?


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Photo: Tara Wilson and Chris Noth at the Golden Globe Awards in 2011. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Kim Kardashian reportedly dating Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are dating

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Looks like Kim Kardashian is making beautiful music again, this time with rap star Kanye West.

Though her contentious divorce proceedings rage on with ex Kris Humphries, longtime pals Kardashian and West are said to have taken their relationship to the next level.

"Kim and Kanye have now just started dating," a source told People magazine, adding that the duo are "keeping it light" and "seeing where it goes." 

Kim and Kanye have been pals for some time, with West even appearing on "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," just one show in several Kardashian franchises over at E! 

West has a predilection for model types, most recently bombshell blond Amber Rose (now engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa). Karashian has been trying to offload Humphries since she ended their 72-day marriage. The NBA player is holding up proceedings until Kim forks over $7 million he's demanding.  

[Updated at 2:48 p.m. April 5: One sweet little bit to add: On Kanye's newest track, "Theraflu," which leaked online Thursday, he expressed his affection for Ms. Kardashian, rapping, "I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim / 'Round the same time she had fell in love wit' him / Well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing / Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team." 

The "him" in question, of course, would be Humphries; the last bit refers to West opting against asking for a favor from buddy Jay-Z, who's a part owner of the New Jersey Nets -- the team Humphries plays for. Listen to the track via Perez Hilton, if you can handle the profanity.]


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Photo: Kim Kardashian with Kanye West at West's women's wear presentation during Paris Fashion Week in March. Credit: WireImage


Report: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel dating for months

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel are reportedly dating

Jason Segel makes plenty of people laugh, but the actor has reportedly been putting a smile on the famous face of Michelle Williams for a while now.

"The Muppets" star and the three-time Oscar nominee allegedly have been dating for months.

"I've never seen her happier," a source told People. The couple are to said to have been introduced by Williams' longtime pal and "Dawson's Creek" costar Busy Philipps. 

A first image of the twosome strolling the streets of New York hand-in-hand surfaced this week.

"They're much more serious than everybody thinks ... they're really happy," another source told Us Weekly. 

Segel, who will be seen in Judd Apatow's upcoming "This Is 40," has never really enjoyed such a high-profile romance. Williams had a daughter, Matilda, with Heath Ledger, who died in 2008.


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Jennifer Lopez's manager wishes for less 'obsessive' suitors

Jennifer Lopez

Plenty of people are enamored with Jennifer Lopez, but the diva's talent manager wishes the "nearly obsessive" types wouldn't try to court the "American Idol" judge.

While Lopez has been enjoying life after her split from husband Marc Anthony, taking up with spirited dancer Casper Smart, her rep Benny Medina says that menfolk tend to be super into Jennifer.

"The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone," Medina told Vogue, for which Lopez serves as cover girl, "instead of having nearly obsessive guys pursue her."

Such a J. Lo problem. But if the actress and singer shares the sentiment (or doesn't), she's not saying either way.

"He’s a good egg," she said of Smart. "I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing."

What isn't private is video below of her stunning Vogue shoot, the annual shape issue in which Lopez flaunts her curves and a radiant glow. New love or great bronzer? Watch and decide.



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Photo: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb. 26 in West Hollywood. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

Meet Scarlett Johansson's new beau: ad exec Nate Naylor

Meet Scarlett Johannson's new boyfriend
Scarlett Johansson has her very own Don Draper. The actress is said to be dating New York advertising executive Nate Naylor.

Following her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, the "Avengers" star has had a few brief, high-profile flings, but Naylor seems to have made an impression on the young lady. They've reportedly been seeing each another since late last summer.

"They've been dating for five months," People reports, citing a source close to ScarJo. So what do we need to know about Naylor, the tall, dark Madison Avenue dweller?

His stark and risque blog, Guts, is peppered with pictures that are both startling and erotic. Not uncommon, the Ministry thinks, for an ad man -- he must have an affinity for images that stick.

He's also hot. One colleague told People that Nate "is the most beautiful man I've ever seen in person." We'd count that as Scarlett's type.

And finally, he's no stranger to dating thespians. Naylor was reportedly cuddling with "3rd Rock From The Son" star Kirsten Johnston in 2008. And who knows what other Joan and Betty types are in his portfolio.

Best of luck, kids.


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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young find post-'Idol' romance

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are a dating.

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are stepping out as a couple, but the "American Idol" alums didn't fall for each other on the set of the hit Fox reality show -- the musical duo actually met years later as co-stars in the Broadway revival of “Hair.”

Here's the shocker. They actually started dating back in 2010, two whole years ago, and are just now talking about it. Of course, there were a few hints along the way. The couple were snapped together on more than one red carpet, but considering their "Idol" roots (she was the runner-up on season three; he came in seventh on season five) and "Hair" past, no one paid much attention.

DeGarmo, 24, tells People they became smitten when they met in New York and a friendship "blossomed into a beautiful relationship."

Young, 31, joked that seeing DeGarmo disrobe in "Hair" was all it took. "I was already interested in her as a person before I got to see her with no clothes on," he said. "But [that] sealed the deal."

After a brief time apart (DeGarmo was touring with the cast of "9 to 5" while Young was back in Los Angeles) the two are in the same city and living under the same roof.

Now, when DeGarmo isn't busy with her CBS soap "The Young and the Restless," she and Young are writing songs together. The couple, along with some friends, started the group All Access and recently received a Grammy nomination for co-writing "It's Not Over" for fellow "Idol" alum Chris Daughtry.

"She's my best friend," Young tells People. "To be able to dive in with Diana and help create songs that [tell] her story is amazing."


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Photos: Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Credit: Wireimage, left; Dan Steinberg / Associated Press, right.

Halle Berry engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry is engaged to Olivier Martinez

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Halle Berry is reportedly engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez, whom she met while filming the movie "Dark Tide," a thriller slated for release this year.

The engagement took place over the holidays, a source told Us Weekly, which broke the news, and involved a diamond and emerald ring, according to a rep for jewelry designer Gurhan, speaking to People.

Berry, 45, and Martinez, 46, met during "Dark Tide" production in mid-2010, shortly after Berry's breakup with Gabriel Aubry, and went public as a couple in October of that year. Berry has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, from her relationship with Aubry.

It will be a third marriage for Berry, who was previously wed to baseball player David Justice and then R&B singer Eric Benet. She's been unmarried since the divorce from Benet was finalized in 2005, though she dated Aubry for five years. The two wrestled over custody of Nahla, with Aubry finally getting less time with his daughter than he sought.

[For the record, 2 p.m. Jan. 11: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Halle Berry was married first to Eric Benet and then to David Justice. It was the other way around. The post also incorrectly said Berry divorced Justice in 2005. That was the year she divorced Benet.]


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Sinead O'Connor reconciles with Barry Herridge, calls off divorce

Sinead O'Connor isn't getting divorced anymore.

Sinéad O'Connor's love life has another chapter. Actually this is more like an extended cut of the previous chapter. She announced on Twitter that she's back with her husband of less than a month.

The Irish singer, who married Dublin substance-abuse counselor Barry Herridge in Las Vegas in early December, then announced their separation a couple of weeks later, has called off the divorce proceedings.

As she put it late Tuesday, "yay!!! me husband is a big hairy cave man an came to claim me with his club : ) and now im in cave-land.. yay!!"

When one fan, who obviously doesn't speak cave man, tweeted to ask for confirmation that the singer now wasn't getting divorced, O'Connor responded, "Yup that's wot it means. An I can add to my lingerie collection. Size uk 12 btw for anyone wanting to send any. 36b. : )"

Previously, O'Connor had written a long post on her website announcing the breakup of the relationship due to people in her husband's life urging him away from her and to a "wild ride" in Las Vegas on their Dec. 8 wedding night, when self-described non-drinker O'Connor went looking for weed to smoke and ended up with a handful of crack instead.

Never a dull moment in the O'Connor household.

The good news for her Southern California fans is that they will have ample opportunity to congratulate her in person: The newly reconciled Mrs. H will be headed to L.A. on Thursday for a performance on Friday, and she'll return in February for a pair of shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate the release of her new album, "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?"

O'Connor says she's slowing things down with husband No. 4 and that they plan to act like boyfriend and girlfriend (or cave man and cave woman) for a while. Either way, this isn't likely to be the last of the O'Connor love drama in 2012.


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Lady Gaga, boyfriend Taylor Kinney step out ahead of New Year's

Lady Gaga and boyfriend Taylor Kinney have gone public

Looks like there's really something to Lady Gaga and boyfriend Taylor Kinney: The pop star made her first public outing this week with her new beau.

"Vampire Diaries" actor Kinney played Gaga's love interest in the music video for her single "You and I" — and apparently found out a lot to chew on between the two of them.

Rumors that the pair were more than costars first surfaced in September, and now come photographs of the two strolling on the "Vampire Diaries" set in California, Kinney's arm around Gaga, who was wearing a leather jacket and not much else.

They look like love birds to us. Gaga last dated aspiring fitness guru Luc Carl (whose behavior she likened to an infant's in an interview with Vogue last year). If you believe certain rumors, well, things are moving much quicker with Kinney.

One report suggested the two were house hunting in Taylor's native Lancaster, Pa., though a local real estate agent denied it. Something we know Gaga is committed to: dropping the ball in Times Square come New Year's Eve. At the request of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gaga will push the magic button that starts the countdown to 2012. She's also expected to perform.

Ministry note: We totes approve of Taylor. He's hot, has a job, likes Ducati bikes (note his T-shirt in the photo we linked to) and isn't the author of something called "The Drunk Diet." (That laureate would be Luc.) 


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