Love Island ’s Chris Hughes on his new relationship
Dating a member of one of the world’s biggest girlbands could be a lot of pressure for some people, but dating Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson has made former Love Island star Chris Hughes the ‘happiest he’s ever been,’ he’s exclusively revealed to Now.
The couple have been the talk of the town after a number of PDA-filled dates, from a kebab shop in south London to their latest outing, where they dressed up as prisoners in London bar Alcotraz, documenting the night on their Instagram Stories.
While speaking to Now about his new #PawsForThought campaign for Pet Anxiety month, Chris, 26, admitted that he and Jesy, 27, are officially together, telling us, ‘Everything is great.’
Things are clearly getting serious, as the reality star has already met the singer’s dogs, Reggie and Oscar, and clearly has a soft spot for them, gushing over how ‘very lovely’ they are.
As Kylie becomes the youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire, Piers Morgan weighs in…
You can rely on Piers Morgan to have an opinion on just about anything, and Kylie Jennerbecoming a billionaire was no exception.
It wasn’t the fact that Kylie, 21, is at the helm of a business worth £1b that got under Piers’ skin but, more the statement that she is self-made.
Addressing a magazine’s claims that Kylie is the youngest self-made billionaire in history, Piers commented: ‘So when you say she’s a self-made billionaire, what you mean is that her sister had sex with somebody and the tape got leaked and then the family cashed in. I think that is a more accurate assessment of this thrilling entrepreneurial story of triumph against all adversity.’
The youngest of momager Kris Jenner’s brood has amounted her fortune through Kylie Cosmetics, a make-up brand that specialises in lip kits that give the illusion of a fuller pout – something that Kylie is well known for.
And Piers also hit out at her appearance…
‘The thing about Kylie Jenner is that she’s not even that good looking. Is she?’ the presenter blurted out, as a gobsmacked Susanna Reid attempted to defend the reality star.
‘I would have her as number four on the list of Kardashians,’ he continued. ‘Kendall is the only one you can honestly say is model quality, Kylie is as dim as a lump of bread.’
The GMB host, 53, has made no secret of his dislike for the Kardashian/Jenner clan, regularly bashing Kim over her love for sharing semi-naked selfies with her millions of fans.
Kim responded by putting Piers on her ‘hate list’ alongside Taylor Swift, Bette Midler and Chloë Grace Moretz.
‘The only way you can do your best is when you feel really comfortable and safe. And I also tell them I won’t laugh at them at any point — they can make as many mistakes as they want, providing they give their all on the night.’
Kevin’s no stranger to the infamous ‘Strictly curse’, having split from wife Karen in March 2018, after she was spotted snogging Strictly contestant Seann Walsh last year. He’s now enjoying the single life, but has also managed to maintain a friendship with his former wife.
“I’ve got so much respect for her. I just want her to be happy. She seems very happy and she came to my launch night of Rock Of Ages, which was great.”
Kevin is certainly keeping busy as a single man about town.
He’s currently starring as rockstar Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages and is set to return to Latin American dance show Burn The Floor later this year too.
Instead of putting on a united front – like Liam did when he went red-carpet official with Cheryl just three months into their relationship – Liam and Naomi arrived separately and appeared to be a touch frosty.
HONG KONG, HONG KONG – MARCH 10: Liam Payne and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag attend the ABB FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong E-Prix on March 10, 2019 in Hong Kong. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Naomi, 48, warmed to being interviewed, after we were initially told she wouldn’t stop to speak to press at the event that celebrates young people committed to making a difference. But when Now dared to ask about her rumoured toyboy, the supermodel shut down the question with a stern, ‘Thank you so much!’ before storming off. Touchy subject?
Just 10 minutes before Naomi walked the carpet, Liam, 25, posed for cameras but, unusually for the ex-One Direction singer, he refused to do any interviews. Liam winked and smiled when we asked how Bear was, ahead of his son’s second birthday later this month.
So what’s going on? Despite months of sneaking around – watching Nigerian singer Davido perform at London’s O2 Arena in January, leaving London’s Annabel’s club minutes apart last month and spending Valentine’s Day together after Liam was spotted outside Naomi’s New York apartment – they’ve not shied away from social media flirting.
But from cheeky comments on each other’s Instagrams to this latest awkward outing, we’re still not sure which Direction this romance is heading in…
From ‘getting married again’ to ‘confronting Angelina Jolie’, here’s what’s really going on
Earlier this year, frenzied fans were sure former Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were finally heading for a long-awaited romantic reunion after they both split from their respective partners.
Everyone was so desperate for the former spouses to be back together, one eyebrow-raising report even claimed that Brad, 55, and Jen got remarried at her 50th birthday bash.
Using the party as a cover-up so plans weren’t spilled, the ex-couple, who split in 2005 following five years of marriage, were said to have ‘shocked guests’ by exchanging vows mid-celebration.
But ‘shocked’ is easily the understatement of 2019 so far as, sadly, it’s simply not the case.
Here’s the actual truth…
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston ‘remarry’
Sources inside Jen’s star-studded party said the pair didn’t spend much time interacting, let alone tie the knot as Jen had plenty of other A-lister pals to entertain.
Of course, there’s also the glaring legal issue as Brad and Angelina Jolie still haven’t finalised their ongoing divorce.
The ‘ugly showdown’ with Angelina Jolie
A year before Brad had even been spotted slipping into Jen’s party in his baseball cap, the Hollywood actor and Friends star were apparently gearing up for an ‘ugly showdown’ with Angelina.
According to one magazine, they were planning to debut their romance at an Oscars party last year, but feared they would bump into ‘bitter’ ex Ange.
The golden couple were ‘going to do what they want to do’ and ignore the mum-of-six, who split from Brad in 2016.
In fact, Brad only attended one pre-Oscars party in 2018, and was joined by his manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s ‘secret’ holidays
Nothing says a rekindled romance quite like spending Christmas with the in-laws. Another report claimed Jen planned to reconnect with Brad’s parents Jane and Bill in Missouri over the holidays.
Playing happy families, Brad was said to have asked Jen to join him and his kids on the visit.
‘He is desperate to make it official with Jennifer, and wants this Christmas holiday to be their new start,’ a source close to the couple claimed.
Oh, and Jen was going to splash out on £30,000 worth of presents for the Jolie-Pitt brood! (Jen-erous!)
The former couple were also said to have enjoyed a romantic getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, just a few days after the actress’ milestone birthday.
They ‘enjoyed couple’s massages, romantic dinners and long talks,’ said a insider, who also claimed Courteney Cox played an important role in organising the lavish mini break.
There was a holiday – but Brad wasn’t any part of it.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s ‘baby news’
In the New Year it was also claimed Brad and Jen were having a baby girl, and the actress had revealed the happy news at a gender-reveal party.
‘It’s just a dream come true,’ the mag said, but that’s all it is – just a dream. Jen is not expecting Brad’s baby.
Brad popped the question in 1999 and the pair wed in Malibu in 2000. Five years later they announced their divorce – a year after the actor appeared alongside co-star Angelina in Mr & Mrs Smith.
The latest news? Sadly, for Brad and Jen fans, they’re still friends and purely platonic. We live in hope!
David Beckham and his wife Victoria are the ultimate power couple and always turn up looking sleek and stylish. But it turns out that David isn’t such a big fan of some of Vic’s more out-there fashion choices.
The fashion designer and mum to Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 14, and Harper, seven, revealed all in an in-depth, candid interview with the Financial Times this week, telling the paper what it’s really like to be married to Becks.
Flaunting her dazzling bling on her Insta stories, Steph proudly captioned it: ‘My beautiful promise ring of my beautiful partner, so happy @_owenwarner.‘
Awww, so happy for you Steph!
She then went on to explain the intricate design of the ring and what it means to the couple: ‘My him and caben intertwined in three joined together.’
Little Caben Davis didn’t get off to the best of starts, with dad Jeremy McConnell demanding a DNA test before he’d accept responsibility for his child. But the two-year-old looks to have now found a father figure in Steph’s new beau, Owen.
‘Cannot wait to spend my life with you,’ she finished in smaller, subtle lettering.
A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s is speaking out about the abuse she suffered at the hands of the singer during their 9-year relationship.
If you watched Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, the name Dominique Gardner should sound familiar. The final two parts of the six-part series showed footage of Dominique during her relationship with Kelly, following her mother as she rescued her from a Los Angeles-area hotel where she was allegedly being held against her will.
Speaking with the documentary’s producers, Gardner described much of what R. Kelly imposed on his alleged victims, including a set of rules that he expected the women to follow, like wearing baggy clothes (so that other men couldn’t admire their bodies), calling him “daddy” and asking for permission to eat or use the bathroom.
In a new interview with The New Yorker, Gardner goes further into detail about her nine years of hell with the singer who is now facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
“I couldn’t even have a drink without his permission,” Gardner said. “I’m a grown-ass woman, and I’ve gotta ask you if I want a drink? Everything you do, you have to ask him. That’s not living, that’s not normal. I’ve got to ask to use the f**king bathroom? Are you serious? I’m about to pee on myself if I can’t get in contact with you. What the f**k is this?”
Dominique said that she was the “tomboy” of the group of girls living with Kelly. Before being rescued by her mother, she stayed with Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, who are both still with the singer.
Gardner said that she was the most rebellious of the bunch and would often disobey Kelly’s rules, which would result in her having to face the “consequences,” including being spanked, slapped, beat and sometimes being hit with an extension cord. “It’s like a parent when your children go against your word,” she explained.
In one incident, after she threw a carrot at Kelly, Gardner said the singer “grabbed me and he pulled my hair out, and I had, like, patches torn from my hair.”
Despite going through all of that, Gardner said she doesn’t regret being with Kelly.
“I loved him to death, you know what I’m saying? But he needs help. Who doesn’t need help?” she said, adding that she wouldn’t use the words “brainwashed” and “cult” to describe the control he had over her and the other women.
“I am not just about to spread lies about him,” she said. “I wouldn’t even say ‘mind games.’ It was just the fact that he tried to break me. I couldn’t be broken. He wanted that control over me, and I wouldn’t give him that power. So, he figured, like, If I don’t give her food, she’ll come around. Nope. I’d rather die than come around and give you my soul.”
Dominique said she has a permanent reminder of her time with Kelly—a pair of tattoos she has of his face on her leg and rib cage.
She also said she doesn’t believe Kelly deserves to go to jail in his criminal case and should instead be placed on house arrest and receive counseling.
“I feel like he should be on house arrest in a studio, because, like I said, his music makes him get through the situations, what he’s going through. Jail time, no. He needs to have a twenty-four-hour therapist at his house,” she said.
Addressing Kelly directly, Gardner said he needs to be honest about his behavior. “You can stop the cycle,” she said. “Just be honest. People don’t want you in jail.”
Soulja Boy has been arrested for violating his probation after ammunition was found at his house.
According to TMZ, the rapper paid a visit to his probation officer Friday morning (Mar. 15) and when he got there, he was immediately handcuffed and hauled off to jail.
Soulja is currently on probation from an 8 years old offense when he was convicted of a weapons violation.
In 2016, while he was on probation, police went to his house after the rapper made threatening comments online. After searching his home, cops found at least one weapon, and the rapper was arrested.
A judge extended Soulja’s probation at the time and made it clear to him that he was not to possess any weapons.
But last month, when police executed a search warrant at the “Crank That” rapper’s Agoura Hills, California home after a woman accused him of holding her hostage in his garage (which he denied), they found ammunition, another probation violation.
This morning, cops waited for Soulja to show up to see his probation officer and arrested him as soon as he arrived. He’s currently in a Van Nuys jail and will appear before a judge sometime today.
Soulja Boy is scheduled to perform during halftime at the Clippers vs. Bulls game at Staples Center tonight, but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to make it.
While things may not have worked out in the long run for their relationship, Drake and his son Adonis’ mama, Sophie Brussaux, appear to be on much better terms these days, as evidenced by her bumpin’ and grindin’ action at his concert in Paris.
According to TMZ, Sophie was having a real good time getting her dutty wine on while Drake sang and rapped his hits like “One Dance.”
Sophie’s juicy booty hasn’t lost an ounce and she’s wearing a mean little black dress, looking like a whole snack, which must mean the child support money is flowing heavy.
If you’ll recall from Drake’s song “March 14” from his Scorpion album, things haven’t always been so rosy between Drake and Sophie:
“They said that in two weeks you’re supposed to come in town/Hopefully by the time you hear this/Me and your mother will have come around/Instead of always cuttin’ each other down”
Seems like Adonis doesn’t have to worry about his dad and mom being at odds anymore. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sophie was bustin’ it down Thotiana-style for Drake at the after party of this very show.