'Housewives' star's affair with rocker revealed, 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-April 2021, starting with this shocking news… In her new book, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life,” which debuted on April 13, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Margaret Josephs reveals she had an affair with Foreigner frontman Kelly Hansen during her first marriage to Jan Josephs, which spanned from 1994 to 2013. (It’s unclear when exactly the affair took place.) The “RHONJ” star told Us Weekly her ex-husband, who’s 20 years her senior, “has not read the book” yet and will find out about the affair for the first time when he eventually does. “It happened so long ago. … He’s not going to care,” she said. She went on to say that reliving her first marriage was the most “difficult part” of writing her book “because it was painful.” She also noted that there were “little flags” and signs that things weren’t right in their marriage that she “should have caught on to” at the time.

Now keep reading for more of the week’s biggest celeb love life updates…

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On April 11, Kacey Musgraves was snapped cuddling with Dr. Gerald Onuoha as they waited for an Uber in Los Angeles. The following day, the country music superstar took to her Instagram Story to share a cozy-looking selfie with her rumored beau, who, according to People magazine, works at Nashville’s HCA Healthcare as an internal medicine hospitalist. Kacey split from her husband of about three years, Ruston Kelly, in the summer of 2020.

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On the April 8 episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” “The Real World: Las Vegas” and “The Challenge” star Trishelle Cannatella subtly confirmed rumors she once hooked up with Leonardo DiCaprio: She took a sip from her drink after Andy Cohen said, “Never have I ever hooked up with Leonardo DiCaprio,” during a game of Never Have I Ever. Andy responded by exclaiming, “Good for you!” Fired back Trishelle, “Good for him!” Andy then remarked that Trishelle “got [Leo] when he was super-hot.” Replied the reality star, “Same for him with me.” (She also revealed that she and Andy Dick “used to make out a lot.”) During an interview with Variety that debuted online on April 1, Trishelle said she met the Oscar-winning actor after he approached her to ask question about “The Real World” during a night out in Hollywood. “He knew everybody’s name from the show. He was like, ‘Are Alton and Irulan still together? Tell me about Brynn. Tell me about Steven!’ And at that point I was like, ‘Oh my God, actual real celebrities watch reality TV,'” she recalled.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are still going strong. According to an Us Weekly source, the duo were “holding hands and laughing” during a night out in Los Angeles on April 12. “It’s obvious they’re a couple and also are each other’s best friend,” said the source. “They kid around a lot [and] laugh a lot. They have private date nights together a lot and have a blast hanging out together. … They’re not necessarily hiding the fact that they’re dating — they more so just don’t want people in their business. They’re two chill people that don’t want that kind of attention. … She’s been low-key with everyone she’s dated. … She’d rather have her brand and music talked about than her relationship.” The insider added that the pair — who are “staying low-key” — have been dating “for a long time and have just been keeping it under wraps.” Continued the source, “They make a good match because they’re both rock stars. They both don’t give a damn about people’s opinions. They’re both into fashion. They’re both creative people. They’re just a sexy couple that work well together.”

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During an interview with GQ that debuted online on April 13, Justin Bieber revealed that the first year of his marriage to Hailey Bieber was “really tough” as he walked “on eggshells” while dealing with a lot of “trauma stuff” from his past. “There was just lack of trust,” he said. “There [were] all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared.'” These days, the power couple is faring much better. “We’re just creating these moments for us as a couple, as a family, that we’re building these memories. And it’s beautiful that we have that to look forward to,” said the pop star. “Before, I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable. Like, my home life was not existing. I didn’t have a significant other. I didn’t have someone to love. I didn’t have someone to pour into. But now I have that. … I have a wife who I adore, who I feel comforted by. I feel safe.” Just also said that he felt “compelled” to marry. “I just felt like that was my calling. Just to get married and have babies and do that whole thing,” he explained.

During an April 11 Zoom call with Marquette University students, Pete Davidson seemingly confirmed recent reports that he and “Bridgerton” star Phoebe Dynevor are an item. According to Page Six, when asked to name his celebrity crush, the “Saturday Night Live” star replied, “I’m with my celebrity crush. … That is all I can speak on.”

On April 11, TMZ broke the news that Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her girlfriend, Kris, amicably split more than a month ago. The two women reportedly remain on good terms. The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star — who’s still married to her husband of more than two decades, Sean Burke, whom she does not plan to divorce — is reportedly dating other women, though she’s not involved in another committed relationship yet. She’s also said to be working on herself in the wake of her late 2020 public revelation that she’s a lesbian.

In early April, Deux Moi shared a report from an anonymous source alleging that Vicki Gunvalson “is not engaged anymore” and “is dating a 23-year-old dude” in the wake of her split from her fiancé, Steve Lodge. When the former “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star caught wind of the rumor on Instagram, she quickly shot it down. After another account shared a screenshot of the Deux Moi report, Vicki commented, “Not true!!!” It’s not the first time she and Steve have faced breakup rumors since they put their wedding plans on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 

On April 9, a source told Us Weekly that Amelia Gray Hamlin is “not bothered” by boyfriend Scott Disick’s close relationship with former long-term partner Kourtney Kardashian. “Scott and Amelia have been enjoying spending a lot of time together and hanging out with their friends. Their relationship has been heating up and you can totally tell they’re serious,” said the source. “Scott’s relationship with Amelia is different from his last in that he’s spending more time with Amelia and not Kourtney. [Ex-girlfriend Sofia Richie] got jealous of his relationship with Kourtney and this time around it’s not an issue.” The insider went on to say that “age isn’t really an issue” for Scott, and “despite their age difference,” he and Amelia “have more in common than people would think.” Explained the source, “[Scott] sees himself as being younger than he is. Amelia is really mature and acts older than she is, so they get along pretty well.” Meanwhile, Scott and Kourtney are still close — though recently, she’s been preoccupied with her new beau, Travis Barker, who debuted a tattoo of her name on his chest on April 8. “[Kourtney and Scott] still split parenting responsibilities — nothing’s changed as far [as] co-parenting goes,” concluded the Us Weekly source.

Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported on April 11 that, according to a source, Sofia Richie and her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, are very “happy together.” Said the source, “They started out as friends before they became a couple and are now getting serious. Their relationship took off and they have been getting closer and closer and spend practically every day together. … He’s super-sweet and a really cool guy — her friends and family approve! … She loves that he’s low-key and isn’t someone who craves the spotlight. They like to be homebodies but also enjoy going out together.”

 

Has “Southern Charm” star Craig Conover moved on from his girlfriend, Natalie Hegnauer, with recently single “Summer House” star Paige DeSorbo? In early April, Deux Moi reported that, according to an anonymous source, the pair were recently seen holding hands at a bar in Charleston. Also on hand during their night out on the town? Craig’s “Southern Charm” co-star Austen Kroll and “Summer House” newcomer Ciara Miller … who’ve also been the subject of romance rumors on Deux Moi in recent weeks. On April 13, however, Radar reported that, according to a source, Craig and Paige are just “good friends.” He reportedly “grabbed her hand and led her out of the bar” after they started attracting unwanted attention from fans. On April 1, Craig told Us Weekly that he and Natalie were still together, though it’s unclear if things between them have changed since then. As for Austen and Ciara, she told “Entertainment Tonight” earlier this month that they’re “not dating” and that she thought the rumors about them were “funny.” Said Ciara, “I’m not mad at it. He’s cute.” She also noted that she and “Summer House” co-star Luke Gulbranson are “just not supposed to be together” and are keeping their relationship “strictly platonic.” So much for these Bravo crossover showmances … for now!

 

On April 5, “Entertainment Tonight” reported that, according to a source, Shanna Moakler and her off-and-on boyfriend of about a year, model-actor Matthew Rondeau, “recently broke up, deleted photos of each other off of their Instagram accounts and unfollowed each other.” On April 13, however, the pair shared nearly identical videos of the same pizza box on their Instagram Stories, indicating they were spending time together again.

Bachelor Nation’s Raven Gates took to Instagram on April 13 to announce that she and her fiancé, “Bachelor in Paradise” co-star Adam Gottschalk, obtained their marriage license and plan to exchange vows on April 16 after postponing their wedding date multiple times amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s happening. 3 more days!” she captioned a brief clip of herself pecking Adam on the cheek while holding their certificate of marriage. A few days earlier, she captioned a slideshow of photos with Adam, “9 more days until I’m Mrs Gottschalk. Just me. You. And our family. I can’t wait! Life is more fun with you — and we’re just beginning.”

TMZ reported on April 13 that “Project Runway” star Christian Siriano finally filed to divorce his estranged husband, Brad Walsh, nearly three years after they first announced they were ending their marriage of just two years.

On April 11, Hugh Jackman took to Instagram to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with wife Deborra-lee Furness. “Being married to you Deb is as natural as breathing. From nearly the moment we met … I knew our destiny was to be together. In our 25 years – our love has only grown deeper. The fun, excitement and adventure more exhilarating; the learning even greater. I’m forever grateful to share our love, our life – and, our family together. We’ve only just begun. Deb, I love you with all my heart!” he captioned a slideshow of photos from their 1996 nuptials.

During an April 8 interview with Us Weekly, Zac Clark revealed that he and Tayshia Adams — who got engaged on the finale of season 16 of “The Bachelorette” in late 2020 — have already started thinking about their plans to tie the knot, though they’ve yet to set a wedding date. “Obviously, there’s wedding plans,” he said. “There are plans to get married, but it’s been a wild start to the year.” Just don’t expect to see their nuptials on TV: Zac said it’s unlike they’ll invite Bachelor Nation cameras to capture their big day. “I would say probably not, knowing us,” he said. “I would say that’s probably a ‘no,’ but, hey, happy wife, happy life. So whatever she wants, I’m in.” He also opened up about weathering some rough patches in their relationship after leaving the “Bachelorette” bubble: “Naturally, it’s for all the reasons that people say it shouldn’t work. Because it’s so quick and all that stuff. And I hear that. There’s also a lot of reasons why, for me, it does work,” he said. “Coming out of [the show], I think we had a strong foundation, and then it’s about, like, digging in together and getting to know each other and understanding each other’s lives. We’re both passionate, driven, busy human beings. And with that, we need to remind ourselves to work each other into it and we’ve done [that]. So yeah, a couple months after, there was some ups and downs, of course, and, like, well-documented, but at the end of the day, it’s all good right now. … I know that at the end of the day, there’s our relationship, me and her, and then there’s everything else kind of around it. And if this isn’t solid, which it is, then [the outside noise] can kind of work itself into it. But it is solid. And at the end of the day, none of that other stuff really, truly matters. I think you need to be aware and I think you need to acknowledge that it could be difficult … but no, that’s why we have each other to support us through those difficult times or whatever it might be.”

In other Bachelor Nation news… On the April 13 episode of Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast, Peter Weber revealed he almost walked away from “The Bachelor” to pursue former love Hannah Brown, who appeared on his season of the ABC reality show in early 2020 to host a date with the women competing for his heart. (At the time, there were rumors the duo had reconnected romantically after she unexpectedly popped up on the first two episodes of season 24 of “The Bachelor” after breaking his heart on season 15 of “The Bachelorette.”) “I was like, ‘I’m gonna leave the show, like, if you want to, if you want to give this a shot, I’ll leave right now,'” he recalled. “And she’s like, ‘You can’t do that, Peter, you’re the Bachelor, you signed a contract.’ I’m like, ‘No, like, I’ll do it. What are they gonna do to me?’ … I don’t know what I was thinking that day. I was very confused. … I am very in touch with my feelings … and I know when I’m feeling something and when I’m not and I was just kind of going off of what I was feeling there. Maybe I was a little too impulsive.” After that, he and the former star of “The Bachelorette” went their separate ways. “Our lives kind of separated there,” he said. “I’m super-happy for her. I see she’s in an awesome relationship and she seems super-happy. So that just makes me super-happy. And she’s an amazing person. And I’ve got nothing but great things to say about her.” During the podcast, the recently single reality star also said that he has “all the faith in the world” that his future wife “is out there,” though he’s not looking to date seriously right now. Around the same time Hannah debuted her romance with new beau Adam Woolard, Peter and Kelley Flanagan called it quits for good.

 

On April 7 — following a year of courting — “Bringing Up Bates” star Katie Bates accepted a marriage proposal from boyfriend Travis Clark at The Reach Key West resort in Florida. “Taking this next step in our relationship is something we have prayed about and have looked forward to for a long time! We are excited about what God is doing in our lives, and we can’t wait to see what He has in store for our future,” the bride-to-be told Us Weekly. “Travis put so much effort and thought into making this day perfect for me. … It was absolutely magical, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!”

“Below Deck Sailing Yacht” stars Ciara Duggan and Paget Berry recently called it quits, she revealed in the comments section of an Instagram post, telling a fan who asked if they were still together, “No. Things happen. We’re still on good terms and wish each other nothing but the best.” The duo, who got engaged in July 2020, were still going strong as of February 2021.




















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