All posts by Cupid's Pulse

Feb 16, 2011 1

Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes: A Low-Key Valentine’s Day

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes: A Low-Key Valentine’s Day
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes. Photo: ME/LAQ/Flynetpictures.com

Recently engaged couple LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian did not plan for an overly romantic Valentine’s Day, reports UsMagazine.com. At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the couple laughed and jokingly asked reporters, “Is [Valentine’s Day]tomorrow?”  Rimes butted in and further explained, “We have his boys [Mason, 7, and Jake, 3] on Valentine’s Day. So we are literally going to play Wii with some friends and eat pizza, which is better than anything else we could be doing.”

How do you have a date night with kids?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Feb 11, 2011 0

‘House’ Star Olivia Wilde Separates from Husband Tao Ruspoli

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘House’ Star Olivia Wilde Separates from Husband Tao Ruspoli
Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli. Photo: Boaz/Worm/Flynetpictures.com

House star Olivia Wilde and her husband, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, have decided to end their marriage, reports People.  The couple, who eloped together when Wilde was only 18, were together for eight years. “They have been living apart for quite some time to make their relationship work,” reveals an insider.

What are ways to work on your relationship?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Feb 8, 2011 0

Taylor Swift Recovers After Split with Jake Gyllenhaal

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Taylor Swift Recovers After Split with Jake Gyllenhaal
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. Photos: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos; Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Taylor Swift’s breakup with actor Jake Gyllenhaal has not had any lasting effects on the country crooner, reports UsMagazine.com Swift is heading out on a worldwide tour for her new album Speak Now and is excited for the opportunity.  “I can’t wait!” revealed Swift on a Nashville radio station.  “Getting back on the road is something I have been looking forward to for a really long time.”  Gyllenhaal, 30, broke up with Swift, 21, last month.  Since the breakup, the two have briefly reunited for a dinner at Nashville restaurant Bound’ry. Though Swift was “thrown” by the date, Gyllenhaal wished “to see if there was anything still between them, if they could recapture the magic,” revealed a source.  “Sadly, it wasn’t there.”

What are ways to distract yourself from heartbreak?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Feb 4, 2011 0

‘Chuck’ Star Sarah Lancaster Is Married and Pregnant

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Chuck’ Star Sarah Lancaster Is Married and Pregnant
Sarah Lancaster. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Actress Sarah Lancaster is married and pregnant, reports People.  Lancaster, who stars on NBC’s Chuck, married her boyfriend of two years, attorney Matthew Jacobs, in a ceremony in Southern California on Saturday.  “It’s a really happy time in our lives,” said the newlyweds.  “We are thrilled to be starting a family and our wedding weekend was simply perfect.”  The nuptials were small, but included several heartfelt touches that made the ceremony unique.  Lancaster wore her mother’s pearl earrings and her grandmother’s gold mesh bracelet, a wedding gift from her parents.

What are personal wedding touches you can incorporate?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Feb 1, 2011 0

Alex Pettyfer Calls Dating Glee’s Dianna Agron ‘Amazing’

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Alex Pettyfer Calls Dating Glee’s Dianna Agron ‘Amazing’
Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer. Photo: Paul J. Froggatt/FAMEFLYNET

I Am Number Four actor Alex Pettyfer revealed a few details about his relationship with Glee star Dianna Agron on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Friday, reports UsMagazine.com. “She’s an amazing woman and she’s got this old school, classic movie star elegance to her..she’s a very nice girl,” said Pettyfer.  Degeneres playfully dug for more details as the actor sipped from his coffee cup, eventually eliciting the response, “I’m just very happy in my personal life.”

How do you know if your relationship is on the right track?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 31, 2011 0

Kate Hudson Talks Pregnancy and Engagement Rumors

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kate Hudson Talks Pregnancy and Engagement Rumors
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy. Photo: Fame Pictures

Actress Kate Hudson’s pregnancy is igniting many rumors, most of which are absurdly untrue, reports UsMagazine.com.  While on the England-based talk show The Graham Norton Show, Hudson effectively debunked several rumors.  She revealed that while she is pregnant with boyfriend Matt Bellamy’s child, she’s not engaged to him.  When asked about the possibility of a marriage, she replied, “I don’t like putting that sort of pressure on it and I don’t feel it necessary to get married.”  The actress went on to explain,  “I just want to be happy.”

Is getting married unnecessary pressure to a relationship?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 26, 2011 1

Kim Kardashian Flirts with Kanye West

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian Flirts with Kanye West
Kim Kardashian explains falling out with Rob. Photo: ROC/Fame Pictures

On the Sunday night premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, viewers got an up-close and personal look at Kim Kardashian’s love life.  The one-minute clip shown on UsMagazine.com shows a playful Kim showing singer Kanye West the new Dash boutique located in the SoHo neighborhood in New York City.  Shortly after, West and Kim were caught having a giggly conversation about Las Vegas, and sister Kourtney explained.  “Kim is single now, and she is the most boy crazy girl I’ve ever seen.  She just loves to flirt.”

What are some flirting rules to keep in mind?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 25, 2011 0

Jason Mraz Won’t Marry Until Gay Marriage is Legal

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jason Mraz Won’t Marry Until Gay Marriage is Legal
Jason Mraz and Tristen Prettyman. Photo: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Singer Jason Mraz may have proposed to his fiancée, Tristan Prettyman, in December, but he doesn’t see a marriage in the new future, according to UsMagazine.com.  At Elton John’s Concert to Benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Mraz explained the reason for his long engagement.  “The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community — our moms especially — and so it puts us in the fight,” said Mraz.  “We can’t get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal…I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights.”

What are some reasons to prolong your engagement?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 24, 2011 0

Pregnant Kate Hudson Will Not Marry Matt Bellamy Anytime Soon

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Pregnant Kate Hudson Will Not Marry Matt Bellamy Anytime Soon
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy. Photo: Fame Pictures

Kate Hudson may be three months pregnant, but she has no immediate plans to marry the father of her child, Muse musician Matt Bellamy, according to UsMagazine.com.  The actress, 31, has a previous child with rocker Chris Robinson; her son, Ryder, is now 6.  “[Hudson] wanted Ryder to have a sibling, and Matt happened to be her boyfriend,” explained a source.  “[Bellamy] went along with it.”

Should you marry the father of your child?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 20, 2011 0

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Welcome a Baby Girl

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Welcome a Baby Girl
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Photo: Fame Pictures

Actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban welcomed the arrival of their surrogate daughter, Faith Margaret, on December 28th.  Their newborn is the second daughter to join the family, along with two-year-old Sunday Rose.  The couple kept the surrogate process secret from reporters until recently, when they issued statements to UsMagazine.com.  “Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret,” said Kidman.  “No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.”

How should you welcome your surrogate child?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 19, 2011 0

Christian Bale Gets Choked Up While Praising His Wife

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Christian Bale Gets Choked Up While Praising His Wife
Sibi Blazic and Christian Bale. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

The Fighter actor Christian Bale had a lot to say after winning Best Supporting Actor at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards.  Most memorably, he took time to praise his wife of nearly 11 years, Sibi Blazic, reports People.  “I get choked up about that stuff,” Bale explained while tearing up.  “It’s everything because I truly believe you can’t celebrate [success] without having your partner with you.”  Bale appreciates his wife’s steadfast and loyal personality.  “Making movies takes so much time,” said the actor.  “It’s not just the time when you’re filming. The character is born long before the first day of shooting and so [my wife] had to be married to so many different characters over our marriage.  I know that it truly would be impossible to do it without her.”

What are ways to celebrate success with your partner?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 14, 2011 0

Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku Discuss a Future Marriage

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku Discuss a Future Marriage
Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku. Photo: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Dancing With the Stars alum and former NBA star Rick Fox admits that he too may soon be joining the ranks of the newly engaged this winter season.  Fox, 41, recently told UsMagazine.com that he and partner Eliza Dushku, 30, are thinking about getting married.  “I hear [wedding bells] now,” explained Fox.  “We’ve been honest about that conversation, and we’ve had it.”  However, the basketball star-turned-actor still has some reservations concerning marriage. “I’ve failed in marriage before, and this will be her first marriage….so we want to make sure the foundation is laid in a responsible way where communication is had about what she wants from life as a woman — whether she wants to have kids or go back to school — whatever she wants to do.”

 

What are some things to consider before getting married?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 12, 2011 0

Pregnant Natalie Portman Gives Tearful Tribute to New Fiance

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Pregnant Natalie Portman Gives Tearful Tribute to New Fiance
Natalie Portman,. Photo: Tina Gill / PR Photos

Black Swan actress Natalie Portman appeared to having nothing, but love to express for her fiancé, dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millepied, while accepting the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Portman and Millepied met while filming Black Swan, reports UsMagazine.com.  “[The filming] was seductive to watch…there was no way the attraction could be missed,” said an insider.  Portman is now three months pregnant with Millepied’s child.  While on stage, the actress thanked the man who “…partnered me in the movie and who now partners me in life.”

What are some ways to thank your partner for being there for you?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 7, 2011 1

Did Reese Witherspoon and LeAnn Rimes’ Men Pay for their Rings?

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Did Reese Witherspoon and LeAnn Rimes’ Men Pay for their Rings?
Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon; Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes. Photo: FAMEFLYNET; PRN / PR Photos

With new celebrity engagements comes speculation over the rings.  The debate gets heated when A-listers pair with relatively unknown individuals because people question how the future groom can afford his bride’s massive diamond.  Jeweler Johnny Brookheart explained to E! Online how men like Jim Toth and Eddie Cibrian purchase rings for their fiancées (Reese Witherspoon and LeAnn Rimes, respectively).  Brookheart explained, “For celebrity clients I typically ask for half the value down and generously finance the rest for a long term….We keep a team of experts on retainer who can help us value and collateralize almost everything under the sun. Houses, horses, art, watches, etc. We’ll either help them secure a loan with their assets, or we may just make a trade.”  If further financial help is needed, Brookheart explains that his jewelers present the grooms with discounts, though the generosity of the discount is measured by “… how willing the star is to assist in crediting the jeweler after the proposal…It’s always a negotiation, but this is where being A-list really pays off.”

What do you do if your partner can’t afford a nice engagement ring?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 6, 2011 0

Most Romantic Movies of 2010

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Most Romantic Movies of 2010
Emma Stone as Olive in 'Easy A.' Photo courtesy of Screen Gems.

By Erika Mionis

2010 has been a big year for movies.  Sequels like Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 have ruled at the box office, while animated films like Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon have made their marks as well.  Those aside, the year was also particularly crammed with many a chick flick.  From romantic comedies (When in Rome, Knight and Day) to romantic dramas (Dear John, Remember Me), nearly all of the movies have had easily identifiable themes and laughs that we learned from and enjoyed.  Out of all the great romantic movies we have seen this year, the following have had lessons that effortlessly apply in the real world:

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 4, 2011 0

Jason Mraz Discusses Why Fiancee Tristan Prettyman is “The One”

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jason Mraz Discusses Why Fiancee Tristan Prettyman is “The One”
Jason Mraz and Tristen Prettyman. Photo: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Singer Jason Mraz is sure his fiancée, Tristan Prettyman is “The One.”  UsMagazine.com reports that Mraz’s certainty stems from his devotion to the number 23.  “[Prettyman and I] hit it off instantly by syncing our interest in this magical prime number,” said Mraz on his blog.  “Whenever she or I come upon it, whether being sat at table 23, or assigned seat 23 on a plane, we almost-always and/or involuntarily think about the other.”  In fact, Mraz proposed on the magical 23rd of December.  “We both see this being a long engagement, but would love to get married within the next 2.3 years,” said Mraz. “She will likely retain her beautiful name, but should she decide to hyphenate, Tristan Ann Prettyman-Mraz makes 23 letters.”

What are signs that your partner is “The One”?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Jan 3, 2011 0

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Are Engaged

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Are Engaged
Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Pablo/Stoianov/FameFlynet Pictures

Reese Witherspoon will soon be walking down the aisle once again, this time with Hollywood agent Jim Toth.  The actress, 34, and Toth, 40, began dating in January 2010.  This will be Witherspoon’s second time down the aisle; her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe ended in 2008.  Witherspoon and Phillippe have two children together, Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7.  An insider revealed that Witherspoon’s children have bonded with Toth and “…are happy with [Toth].”  The source assured UsMagazine.com, “[Reese] is definitely happy, in love and definitely wants to settle down.”

What are things to consider about a second marriage?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 31, 2010 0

Jessica Simpson Calls Eric Johnson ‘Perfect Addition to Our Family’

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jessica Simpson Calls Eric Johnson ‘Perfect Addition to Our Family’
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson. Photo: CWNY/Fame Pictures

Jessica Simpson was very active on her Twitter account this past week, wishing all of her followers a very merry Christmas, reports RadarOnline. Simpson revealed that her entire family gathered at her parents’ home in Encino, California for a Christmas celebration. Simpson’s fiancé, football player Eric Johnson, was also there for the celebration.  “Eric is the perfect addition to our family,” tweeted Simpson. “I’m so grateful this holiday season!!!  I hope everyone had a magical Christmas! Love you X.”

Is it important that your partner fit in with your family?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 22, 2010 0

Vanessa Hudgens Confirms Close Relationship with Ex, Zac Efron

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Vanessa Hudgens Confirms Close Relationship with Ex, Zac Efron
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Photo: ER/Flynetpictures.com

Actress Vanessa Hudgens is not too distressed over her recent breakup with boyfriend of four years, Zac Efron.  The actress spent Saturday night at Pure Night Club in Las Vegas, celebrating her 22nd birthday with BFFs Brittany Snow and Ashley Tisdale.  When asked about her current relationship with Efron, the young actress told People, “We’re good.”How do you stay on good terms with your ex-partner?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 21, 2010 0

Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on New Couple Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on New Couple Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. Photo: Glenn Harris / PR Photos; Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift’s budding romance may be partially thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow, reports Us Weekly.  Paltrow hosted a private dinner party for Swift and Gyllenhaal during their quiet trip to London on November 13th.  “Jake and Taylor were driven from the Dorchester hotel to Gwyneth and Chris Martin’s house in Primrose Hill for dinner,” explained an insider.  “Gwyneth seems to have played a role in their relationship.”  When asked about the dinner party, Paltrow replied playfully, “I’ve just known Jake for a long time and he’s a great guy, and Chris has a friendship with Taylor.”  Paltrow’s matchmaking seems to have paid off, for over Thanksgiving Swift and Gyllenhaal had many a coffee date.Who should be your matchmaker?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 20, 2010 0

Blake Lively’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Mom Weighs in on Ryan Gosling

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Blake Lively’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Mom Weighs in on Ryan Gosling
Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos; Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photo

Rumors have been swirling, but it’s still unclear if Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling are a couple.  The two were seen getting close at Gosling’s Blue Valentine premiere after-party, reports People, but they have not confirmed a relationship yet.  “[Blake is] an incredible actress; she’s a good friend,” said Gosling.  Despite the uncertainty,  Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl costar and on-screen mom, Kelly Rutherford, approves.  “It’d be great [if they were dating],” said Rutherford.  “Blake’s an amazing person.  She’s so gorgeous.  He’s a lucky man if they are!”

Is it important that your friends approve of your partner?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 17, 2010 0

Lauren Bush and David Lauren Are Engaged

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Lauren Bush and David Lauren Are Engaged
David Lauren and Lauren Bush. Photo: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Another high-profile engagement was announced this week, reports NYpost.com.  David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, proposed to Lauren Bush, niece of the former president, last Friday.  David Lauren proposed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the place where the two first met six years ago.  “David told Lauren that he was taking her to see an exhibit, then got down on one knee,” explained a source.  “He had a beautiful ring ready.  It was a total surprise to her, and they are both so happy.”

What do you do if your fiancé’s last name doesn’t flow with your first name?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 10, 2010 0

Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Feel Guilty After Split from Gabriel Aubry

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Feel Guilty After Split from Gabriel Aubry
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Miro Vrlik / PR Photos

Kim Kardashian’s fling with Halle Barry’s ex, model Gabriel Aubry, may have ended this week, but Kardashian is spending no time mourning.  Only hours after news of the breakup surfaced, Kardashian was working at the Whisper Lounge at The Grove in LA to promote her new watch line with Brissmor Company.  UsMagazine.com reported that the reality star is just having fun dating.  “My favorite part about being single is just that I can focus on work and not feel guilty,” said Kardashian.

Is it okay to focus on your career while in a relationship?

Continue reading

Connect with Cupid
Dec 10, 2010 0

Date Idea: Bundle Up for Fun

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Bundle Up for Fun
Bundle up with your love! Photo: julief514 / Bigstock.com

Thanksgiving is now over, and holiday cheer is spreading through the air.  Temperatures are dropping fast, causing people to pull out their heavy winter jackets and ignite their fireplaces.  As your toes freeze, as icicles form on your eyelashes, and as the snow falls outside your window, you may be tempted to stay inside.  But there’s nothing more romantic than taking your partner out for some fun in the snow!

Sure, there are always the classics:  the snowmen, snow angels, and sledding.  Why not try something a little more exciting this holiday season?  Put a twist on the snow day classics and surprise your neighbors with your creative front yard.
Continue reading

Connect with Cupid