Rumors of a romance between Sophie and Joe started swirling in November 2016 after they were photographed getting cozy at the MTV EMAs. While they never confirmed anything, their goofy and sweet outings in the months that followed were all the proof we needed that they were crazy about each other. And now, less than one year later, they’re set to walk down the aisle. Their courtship might have been a little quick, but hey, when you know, you know, right?
Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) famously played love interests on Gilmore Girls, but they also dated in real life. The two first met on set when Milo joined the cast in the Fall of 2001, and they struck up a romance a year later. They secretly dated for four years and even discussed marriage together. «I think everybody who has been dating for more than a couple of years probably talks about it at some point,» Alexis told People back in September 2005. «It’s a fun thing for us to talk about, but that’s it.» While it’s unclear what went wrong, the two eventually split in July 2006, and Milo’s rep confirmed the news to People in a statement, saying, «He is currently single.»
And we’re not talking pussycat! Vanity Fair has this giant volume on the history of Gossip Girl to commemorate the tenth anniversary from when it first aired. If you read it, you’d think it got M*A*S*H* kind of ratings instead of being the CW’s first swing at the television piñata. You’d also think it should have been called BLAKE LIVELY!!! (and a bunch of nobody teen actors). They really focus in on Blake.
I had to go check Blake’s Wikipedia page because its “Blake Lively had quit acting” opener made it sound like she was in her late 40s and scraping by with a job at a Denny’s by LAX when she wasn’t getting passed over at auditions to be an extra in a commercial for a 1-900 number. But she was 18, fresh from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and gearing up to go to Columbia.
Vanity Fair sort of breezes through the rest of the cast in order to get right to Blake Lively, and thank GOD they did, because we found out some weird-ass dating ritual Blake would do with her one-time boyfriendLeonardo DiCaprio. Blake was filming a movie and, because she’s the only person on the cast who mattered, they shifted Gossip Girl production to Los Angeles to accommodate her. While there, she, erm, well…we aren’t sure what she was doing:
“We learned a lot from Blake,” [Joshua] Safran said. “When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating [DiCaprio] at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”
What the hell were you learning, that Leo might be into doll play? And are we talking Flat Stanley kind of stuff, where you’re supposed to take a photo of everywhere you take him? Like, “Hi, Leo! Here are Fake Blake and Real Blake at the craft service table! Don’t worry, we won’t eat that non-organic sleeve of Oreos. Blech!” Or was this doll the blow-up variety that you get at a “bookstore” by the airport? Why didn’t you use some of your investigative journalism chops on THAT, Vanity Fair?!
Actually, depending on the lighting, it could be hard to tell the difference between plastic fake Blake and real Blake. So maybe she was just trying to hold on to Leo by showing him that he was getting a two-for-one special on blondes by dating her? That’s a better deal than Chili’s at happy hour!
She did the funky-chicken dance for her Game of Thrones audition. «It was a lot of adrenaline,» she told Jimmy Fallon back in 2014. «I was very nervous. It was a big-deal audition, obviously. There were lots of people from HBO there. And I was kind of anxious, and did all of the scenes, and at the end I was asking them if I could do anything else. And David Benioff [a creator of the show] suggested I do a dance. So I did. I did the funky chicken.»
She turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. «I really wanted to work with [Fifty Shades director] Sam Taylor-Johnson because she’s f*cking amazing,» she explained in Marie Claire UK’s July 2015 issue. «But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film. I’ll never say ‘I’m never doing nudity’ because I’ve already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.»
She dated Seth MacFarlane.The couple reportedly began dating in 2012 but broke up in 2013. According to E! News, they split because the long distance just didn’t work for them. In Glamour‘s May 2016 issue, Emilia opened up about the problem with dating someone famous, saying, «Well, a con is you have strangers giving you love-life advice like, ‘I’m a big fan of the show, and I’m not sure what you’re doing with that guy,’ which I didn’t react well to. That happened in New York when Seth and I were together. This guy started to give me advice: ‘Can I get a selfie? And by the way . . .’ Unh-unh, bro.»
Before her big break, she was a licensed real estate agent. While attending New York University, Emilia worked in real estate for two Summers.
She backpacked through India when she was 16.Emilia flew into Delhi and «went all the way up almost into Tibet» to scatter the ashes of her Delhi-born grandmother. At 18, she did Southeast Asia, making stops in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, and then South Africa.
She has a bumblebee tattoo on her pinky finger.Emilia got the design after finishing her film Me Before You in 2015. «The bumblebee is the symbol of the story end of the character and I had the best time on it ever, ever, ever, so I wanted to remember it forever and ever,» she told Hip Hollywood in July 2015.
Game of Thrones fans understandably lost their sh*t when Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finally met this season. While Emilia and Kit are only friends in real life (Kit is currently dating his former GOT love interest, Rose Leslie), we can’t help but wonder about Emilia’s love life. The 30-year-old London native has previously admitted that her past movie roles and hectic schedule have made it difficult for her to date, but she certainly hasn’t lost hope. «I’m soppy, and I do like to believe that when the right person comes along, it will work, because you want to make it work,» she told UK’s The Sun in May 2016. «Everyone else seems to manage it.» Take a look back at all the men she’s dated.
Of course, that doesn’t really jive with a TMZ report that stated Kristin freaked out in a Dallas Neiman Marcus when she learned of his DUI arrest in May, but whatevs. The important thing here is Tiger going out of his way to let us know he and Kristin are dunzo.
Somewhere, a wall got covered in poutine tears and Drake’s body when he did the slow wall slide of crying sadness after seeing pictures of RiRi getting on a hot new piece in the pool. RiRi was (or is still on) vacation in Spain, and a paparazzo disguised themselves like a bush to get pictures of her sucking the face of a dude in a pool. The detectives on Twitter believed the dude was pocket-sized Spanish footballer Isco Alarcon. But The Sun says that RiRi’s pool-time fuck partner isn’t a footballer. His family owns a damn football team, but he isn’t a footballer. They say that RiRi was putting her tongue on Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel. Hassan’s family is the largest Toyota distributor in Saudi Arabia and they run other businesses as well. They are reportedly worth $ 1.5 billion at least. And here I was last night thinking that I was living the life while eating Sno-Balls ice cream as I watched old GLOW matches on YouTube. But it’s RiRi who was truly living the life in Spain while sipping champagne and boning on a hot Toyota distributor heir.
TMZ also says that RiRi’s new piece is Hassan Jameel. Hassan is the deputy president and vice chairman of his family’s company Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic. The Sun’s source says that Hassan isn’t just a casual fuck piece. It’s serious and RiRi is sprung all the way. I guess when the door of one relationship between a Middle Eastern billionaire and a pop star closes, another one opens:
“This relationship is the real deal. Rihanna has told friends she’s in love with him and seems completely smitten. They’ve been spending a lot of time together away from prying eyes and are really serious. They’re really enjoying each others’ company.”
Last night, the detectives on Twitter also pointed out that RiRi’s man was spotted with Naomi Campbell at the British Summer Time Festival in London last July. Some are calling him Naomi’s ex.
That leads me to this clip from Watch What Happens Live!from March of this year. One viewer wondered if Naomi and RiRi are feuding since they unfollowed each other on social media, which is serious and is someone’s way of letting everyone know that bitch is dead to them! Naomi’s response, at first, made me think that yup, RiRi’s in danger, girl, but then she said that she doesn’t have beef and believes that black women need to support one another.
So because of Naomi’s response and the news that Hassan is now with RiRi, some think their beef is over a hot billionaire.
This happened to Naomi four years ago when her hot Russian billionaire man reportedly dumped her for her Chinese model protégée from The Face. But would Naomi and RiRi really tussle over a man? I know he’s a billionaire, but there’s plenty of billionaire fish in the sea, especially ones whose dick seems to only stand up for famous chicks (see: Mimi’s ex, etc…).
But if they are fighting, then I don’t know who would come out victorious. On one hand, we all know that Naomi could hit an ant on a wooden pole 300 feet away with her flying cell phone. On the other hand, a flying cell phone is no match for RiRi. If Naomi threw a cell phone at RiRi, she’d just have to flinch a bit and her powerful tenhead would crack that bitch in two and it wouldn’t even leave a mark on her. Or she’d catch that cell phone and use it to tweet something devastating @ Naomi. Basically, it’d be the battle of our time.
And here’s pictures from the other day of RiRi going through LAX while making her way to Spain to get some billionaire ass.