During the hot months, the beach is the perfect place to go, either as a couple or while on a group date with mutual friends. Regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or not, this location is the perfect place to enjoy a romance in the summertime – no wonder so many people choose to have beach weddings or visit exotic beach-side resorts on their honeymoon! If you’re itching to head to the sandy shores, here’s a countdown of the top 10 ways to be a beach bum with your beau this season:
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are making the big move. According to UsMagazine.com, the Horrible Bosses actress is looking for places to either rent or buy in the Beverly Hills area with new serious boyfriend, Justin Theroux. Sources close to the couple say that the relationship is going extremely well, and they hope to make it permanent. As far as other recent big real estate purchases for the actress, Aniston just closed on an $8 Million Penthouse in New York’s West Village. She also purchased the one-bedroom apartment below it with plans to turn it into a duplex.
How do you know when you’re ready to move in with your partner?
Though Marc Anthony was all similes, kisses, and jokes during a recent performance in BogotÃ¡, Colombia, sources close to the performer say that he has been incredibly aloof after splitting from his wife of seven years, Jennifer Lopez. As Spanish TV presenter, Eva Rey, told People, “I saw him when he was passing through the stage, but I think because he split up the day before, he didn’t allow anyone to talk to him or anyone to come to his dressing room.” Rey was planning on introducing Anthony at a pre-show party, but the heartbroken singer never showed. Lately, Anthony has been spending a significant amount of time alone. He’s been distant, spending much time in his hotel room ordering room service. In spite of the fact that Anthony has been withdrawn in his personal life, like a true performer, he was as confident and charismatic as ever on stage.
Is alone time important after a split?
When Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey tied the knot on Friday in a tropical paradise surrounded by their nearest and dearest, their guests had no idea what to expect. According to People, their wedding invitations came in the form of a place ticket with the only instructions being to dress “island chic.” The day of the ceremony, the lucky guests were swept off to a secret island location. On July 30th, viewers everywhere will also get to witness this special ceremony at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC as part of the Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding special.
What are some creative wedding themes?
By Ashley DelBello
What drives someone to cheat? Director and writer Amber Sealey sets out to explore this question in her independent and somewhat provocative film, How To Cheat, which was shown throughout June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Typically, when we think of cheating we think of it happening after a night of drinking or unexpectedly, but what happens when a person actually sets out to cheat?
Meet Mark (Kent Osborne), an unhappy husband in his thirties, stuck in a marriage where he and his wife Beth (Amber Sealey) are trying to get pregnant, but are repeatedly unsuccessful. Mark feels like something is missing from his life and that his best years are behind him so he decides to try online dating while still married. Through these quick snippets of dates, we learn that Mark can’t lie about being married. Naturally, the majority of the women he meets have an adverse reaction to it. All, but one, Cue Louise (Amanda Street,) a free spirit with a drinking problem, who is also searching for something to fill a void in her life. She can tell almost immediately that Mark has someone at home, but still continues with the date. As you can probably guess they end up sleeping with each other and a series of atypical events unfold.
By Imani Brammer
New York is wearing a new face of liberty. On Friday, June 24, 2011 the Empire State became the sixth and largest state in the union to legalize gay marriage. After a long battle, Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the vote 33-29. As the leader of the campaign to legalize same sex marriage in his state, Cuomo was determined to get this law passed. For Cuomo, it was not solely about politics. According to The New York Times, his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, has a gay brother. So this issue hit very close to home. “Same sex marriage is at the heart of leadership and progressive government,” said Cuomo. “I have to do this.”
Gay couples can now look towards a bright future. Getting married is a stamp that symbolizes solidity, strength, and everlasting love. No longer will the gay couples of New York feel a sense of legal doubt when it comes to the validity of their relationship. “It makes you feel like we’re equal,” said 45-year-old Tim Ford. He is now engaged to marry his companion of 18 years, Michael Beltran. “We can celebrate with friends in New York and not have it be, in some people’s eyes, not recognized,” said Ford.
Reality star Lauren Conrad has officially split from actor Kyle Howard. According to People, unlike the rest of Conrad’s former relationships, this Hollywood romance was not highly publicized. Though the former couple have been seem out together since 2008, cameras were usually kept far away from this romance. On Valentine’s Day, Conrad gushed about Howard, saying, “I don’t think you need a specific day to celebrate your love for someone. I think it can be a Tuesday. It’s an everyday thing.” It looks like this Hills alum is on the prowl again!
What are the benefits of keeping your relationship private?
The Saturday wedding between Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris never happened, and the runaway bride is breathing a sigh of relief. “For a while, I’d been having second thoughts about everything, so I haven’t really been at peace with myself lately,” Harris told Ryan Seacrest during his Wednesday morning radio show. Additionally, according to People, Harris said a wedding really wasn’t what Hef wanted either. “He was doing it for me because he thought it was what I wanted.” July’s Playboy cover girl, prematurely identified as “Mrs. Crystal Hefner” on it’s cover, is now more focused than ever on her music.
How do you know when you’re not ready to get married?
Another Hollywood romance goes down in history! It’s been officially confirmed that Whitney Port has spilt from Buried Life star, Ben Nemtin. According to UsMagazine.com, the 26-year-old reality star and designer made the announcement quietly in NYC on Saturday. When reporters asked about former flame, Ben Nemtin, The City star simply pronounced, “I don’t have a boyfriend.” In spite of the split, Port was all smiles and seems to be enjoying focusing on herself and her career.
What are some quiet ways to announce your breakup to friends and family?
Far from the secretive approach she took before, Jennifer Aniston is now dealing with the paparazzi in a whole new way making it no secret that things are heating up between her and Justin Theroux. In an effort not to frustrate her new man, the Friends star is being more relaxed about the two being spotted by the press. According to UsMagazine.com, the couple were seen dining on June 2 at The Tower Bar in Los Angeles. After their three-hour date, they left in the same car. The last time Aniston and Theroux ate there together, her assistant drove her boyfriend to the restaurant in spite of the fact that they both came from Aniston’s house.
What are some reasons to go public with your relationship?
In order to create reality show drama of epic proportions, the cast of the Bachelor Pad 2 includes exes who are anything, but on good terms, such as Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. So much for a relaxing summer! Pavelka will be spending it watching his ex get chummy with her current boyfriend, Kasey Kahl. According to Associated Content, reality villains Justin Rego and Michelle Money have also joined this very turbulent cast.
How can you handle seeing your ex with someone new?
Kourtney Kardashian’s latest obsession is redecorating her new home that she shares with longtime boyfriend, Scott Disick. However, according to People, Disick is a little creeped out by his other half’s over the top design choices and her uncanny love for checkered patterns. “Our house looks like it’s out of Beetlejuice,” commented Scott Disick on their $1.7 Million home in Los Angeles. So far, he’s gone along with Kardashian’s unique decorating ideas. “If she’s into it, let her have her fun,” he said. “I hang out in the garage.”
How do you compromise on design choices as a couple?
Things have been heating up between Jennifer Aniston and her new man, actor/screenwriter, Justin Theroux. According to People, Aniston recently introduced her new love interest to her nearest and dearest by throwing a small get-together attended by some of the actress’ closest friends, including Chelsea Handler and Courtney Cox. According to a source close to the couple, the introductions went famously and everyone seemed to enjoy each other’s company.
What are some ways to introduce your new partner to your friends?
Kris Humphries proposed to Kim Kardashian in her Beverly Hills home on May 18th. After six months of dating, the New Jersey Nets forward waited in Kim Kardashian’s bedroom and took her by surprise when she came home to find him on one knee with the words “Will You Marry Me?” written in rose petals. She was completely surprised. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.” According to People, Kris Humphries popped the question with a classically stunning custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler because he wanted the ring to be big. Congratulations to the happy couple!
What are the benefits of proposing at home?
Lately, the news has been filled with the tragic separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver after a long-kept secret surfaced that the former governor of California fathered a child with Mildred Patricia Baena, a housekeeper and assistant in the family home. This shocking affair, however, also may have resulted in a divorce between Mildred Baena and her former husband, Rogelio de Jesus Baena. The couple split in 2008 over “irreconcilable differences.” According to People, contrary to the birth certificate that identifies Rogelio as the father, the divorce documents between the Baenas do not mention any minor children.
How do you get over the trauma of an affair?
Country music royalty Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton got hitched Saturday night in true country style at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas. Going along with the country theme, the menu was far from the typical chicken or fish options seen at most receptions. According to People, the main dish was venison harvested by the bride herself. The star-studded guest list included A-listers such as Katherine Heigl, Kelly Clarkson and Laura Bell Bundy.
How do you make your wedding menu unique?
Singer Michael Bolton is open to finding the right woman, but as for now, his schedule seems to be completely booked. As he told People, “I almost wouldn’t wish me upon [a girlfriend] right now. There’s just not a lot of time.” After putting together his new album, Gems — The Duets Collection, and performing his new single “I’m Not Ready” with Delta Goodman on Dancing with the Stars, it’s no surprise that time is tight for Bolton. However, after the nonstop busy schedule subsides, Michael Bolton is open to finding love.
How do you stay open-minded about finding a mate?
Sheryl Crow is back on the dating scene! In fact, she’s been recently spotted dating fellow musician, Doyle Bramhall II, who plays in her tour band and also co-produced her most recent album, 100 Miles from Memphis. According to People, the two have known each other for quite some time. Their friendship budded into romance as the two began to spend a lot of time together on and off tour. The singer is the proud mother of two young sons. She says that she and her new man have a great foundation having known each other for 15 years, but she’s currently keeping the relationship friend-based around the kids.
How do you turn a good friendship into a romantic relationship?
When Marie Osmond remarried her first husband, Stephen Craig, in Las Vegas on Wednesday, guests at the wedding must have experienced a total déjÃ vu. The Donny and Marie star walked down the aisle in the same wedding dress she had the first time around! However, she did update the look a bit with a new veil and a set of chunky pearls. According to People, the actress didn’t originally plan on wearing her old dress. After picking out a wedding dress, Osmond began to have second thoughts about it. It was then that she began cleaning out her garage and came across the gown she had worn at the first wedding.
What are some ideas for the “something old” part of your wedding attire?
Diva crooner Mariah Carey gave birth to beautiful twins on her and Nick Cannon’s third wedding anniversary. According to People, the new dad tweeted, “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life!” The happy couple received many congratulations over Twitter from Hollywood moguls such as Nicki Minaj and Alyssa Milano after the birth of a healthy baby boy and girl. They are completely overjoyed.
How do you keep your anniversary romantic when you have kids?
Kate Hudson, America’s favorite blonde beauty, announced her engagement Wednesday to Matthew Ballamy on the Today show. After Matt Lauer noticed her ring, the actress proclaimed, “I’m engaged! It just happened a week ago. I’m so glad you noticed. I haven’t really announced it. … I was waiting for someone to notice.” According to People, she would not reveal any more about the engagement … only that it was very romantic.
Does it take the intimacy out of your proposal story if you share it?
Stefano Langone may have been eliminated from American Idol after his performance of “Lately,” however, according to People, the breakout star is single and ready to live it up. Though the singer says he’s playing the field, he’s also dedicated to putting his music first. “I’m single and very happy, but I am mingling and having fun. But, worrying about my music is number one,” he said. Along with making an impact on the American public, Langone has grown very close to celebrity couple Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez through his American Idol experience.
Is it important to be established in your career before entering a relationship?
Socialite and model Lauren Bush is currently discovering a new answer to the age-old question, “What’s in a name?” The relative of former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and founder of FEED Projects is engaged to be married to Ralph Lauren’s son, David Lauren. Therefore, she will soon be Lauren Lauren if she decides to take his last name. Bush, who began modeling in high school, met David Lauren in New York in April 2004. According to People, Bush tentatively plans to solve this ironic dilemma by hyphenating her name. “I think it will be Lauren Bush-Lauren. That’s not final, but I think it’s nice to have the same name as your husband. I am sort of old-fashioned in that way,” she said.
What are some ways to avoid having an unflattering last name after marriage?
Bachelorette couple Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez can’t wait to tie the knot. However, according to People, they have yet to announce their wedding date to the public. Lucky for the groom-to-be, the former reality star is no wedding diva. “She’s not a bridezilla, thank god,” Martinez said. “I’d be scared to death if she was, but no, she’s awesome.” It looks like the world of reality TV can count on one less bridezilla.
How do you know if your partner is a bridezilla?
Focused on balancing her work life with her personal one, Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley was spotted smooching her new man, James Righton, in a park in East London. Righton is the keyboard player for the Klaxons. According to UsMagazine.com, the actress and the musician were introduced by a mutual friend, Alexa Chung. This is the first major relationship Knightley has had since breaking up with her boyfriend of five years, Rupert Friend. “It’s hard to have a relationship when I’m working so much,” she told Marie Claire. “But then you have to think, ‘What is actually important in life?’ Is career your only thing? That’s sad, because there’s going to come a day when you’re left lonely. It’s a difficult compromise. I think you’ve got to strive for balance. It’s the striving that counts.”
How do you maintain balance between work and a relationship?
After the wedding that made Hollywood headlines, Reese Witherspoon and new husband Jim Toth were spotted on their honeymoon in Belize. According to People, the actress’ schedule has been completely packed lately with the wedding, celebrating her 35th birthday and promoting her new movie Water for Elephants, co-starring Robert Pattinson. For now, Witherspoon is spending quality time with her children and her new husband in the Belize sun. With the premiere of her movie on April 22nd, this movie star must head back to work very soon, making this vacation a bit shorter than the busy Hollywood couple would have liked.
How do you have a romantic honeymoon in a short period of time?
Funny gal Tina Fey revealed some big news on a recent taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show. According to People, the 30 Rock star announced that she is expecting her second child. Fey currently has a 5-year-old daughter named Alice with her husband, Jeff Richmond. The expectant mother went on Oprah to promote her new book, Bossypants.
How do you prepare your five-year old for a new sibling?
On-and-off-screen couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, are preparing to tie the knot … in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as the mortal Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen. Though they may only be getting married onscreen, Stewart and Pattinson may be heading toward marriage in real life, too. According to People, the pair, along with the rest of the cast, are gearing up to film parts 1 and 2 of the final section of the hit vampire series in Squamish, Canada. In preparation for the much-anticipated wedding scene, numerous cast members have also been seen crossing the Canadian boarder including Anna Kendrick, Justin Chon, Gil Birmingham, Christian Serratos and Ashley Greene.
Should you have a big or small wedding?
Shar Jackson has nothing, but wonderful wishes for Kevin Federline and the child he is expecting with girlfriend, Victoria Prince. This will be baby number five for Federline. The former backup dancer has an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son with Jackson. However, he is best know for being the controversial father figure to 5-year-old Sean Preston and 4-year-old Jayden James, the children he has with ex-wife, Britney Spears. According to UsMagazine.com, Federline insists things are better now between him and the pop star after their custody battle in 2007.
How do you deal with your ex having kids with someone else?
Supermodel Jaimie Hilfiger, niece of famed fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, has been seen around town wearing the latest in fashion – which includes old Hollywood styles. During L.A. Fashion Week, she wore a light pink cocktail dress complete with old world-inspired lace and Edwardian beadwork designed by Sue Wong to the designer’s My Fair Lady Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show at The Ceders, the former historic Hollywood home of silent-screen icon Norma Talmadge, which was purchased by Wong in 2004. Hilfiger’s most recent project is being the face of boyfriend Igal Dehan’s jewelry line, Cuffs of Love, worn by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Hilton sisters, and Stevie Wonder.
Hilfiger took time to speak exclusively with Cupid’s Pulse about love, dating and celebrity style. For hopeless romantics intent on experiencing the romance and chivalry of old Hollywood, this young model reveals how to glam up your love life simply by bringing back nostalgic designs and genuine class:
America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon has officially tied the knot with her agent beau, Jim Toth, at a private ceremony at Witherspoon’s ranch in Ojai, California. The two have been engaged since December. According to People, Toth is quite the family man. The Legally Blonde actress’ children, Ava and Deacon, from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe, took to her new husband early in the relationship. The 20-minute ceremony was preceded by a pre-wedding cocktail hour. An insider close to the couple stated that the new bride was very giddy and excited about the future.
How can you make a wedding at home unique?
Both the engagement and the relationship are over for Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen. According to UsMagazine.com, the couple just couldn’t make things work. The pair met in 2007 on the set of Jumper. They were engaged a year later and called it off in the summer of 2010. It seems like this on and off couple may officially be on the outs.
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In honor of their on-again romance, Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez took A-Rod’s two children to Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa, Florida. According to UsMagazine.com, the actress looked incredibly motherly holding hands with the baseball star’s two daughters Natasha, 6, and Ella, 2, from his previous marriage to Cynthia Rodriguez. It looks like this couple may have hit a home run in the kid department after they rekindled their romance in November. Cameron Diaz was also seen bonding with the girls late last year on a family trip to Mexico.
How can you bond with your new partner’s kids?
Disney star Selena Gomez has still not confirmed her relationship with Justin Bieber. In fact, when asked about the rumored romance on Late Night with David Letterman, she quickly changed the subject by saying, “It was like a little prom night, wasn’t it?” in reference to a picture of them together at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. According to People, however, David Letterman did manage to get some information out of the teen actress. She has known the singer for two years now and they met through their agents. “He’s been in my life for so long, and it’s just nice to have someone that understands what you’re going through,” she said.
Is it important that your partner understand you all the time?
After Alexis Knapp who was formally linked to actor, Ryan Phillippe, was spotted leaving a Los Angeles Coffee Bean with an obvious baby bump, rumors began to fly that that she may be carrying the Cruel Intentions star’s child. According to RadarOnline, Ryan Phillippe’s mom hasn’t heard anything about the prospect of a new grandchild. “If she is pregnant I’m sure it’s not my son’s. Good luck to her. I haven’t been made aware of it if it involves him though,” said Susan Phillippe. Phillippe already has two children with ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon, Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7. He has most recently been connected to Red Riding Hood star, Amanda Seyfried.
How do you support your partner in the event of an unplanned pregnancy?
Though there are no hard feelings, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have officially split. According to People, the split was mutual and the two remain friends. In spite of being seen together on Feb. 27th at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party, they soon decided to move on. It looks like these two Hollywood hotties are now officially back on the market.
Should you go out right after a breakup?
LeAnn Rimes took to Twitter to set the record straight once and for all. She and fiancé Eddie Cibrian have no plans to do a reality show, despite rumors. According to People, the singer tweeted on Wednesday, “I don’t know how many times I have to say Eddie and I would never do a reality show about our lives.” A rep for the couple also confirmed that they have absolutely no plans to do a reality now or in the future.
What are benefits of staying out of the public eye as a couple?
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart got a taste of Spain last weekend at La Bodega, a tapas bar in downtown Vancouver. Though this date may have had the markings of a vampire coven when Breaking Dawn co-star Kellan Lutz along with a bodyguard joined them, it seems that sangria may have been the closest thing to blood that the Twilight stars were drinking at their hidden corner table. According to People, the group left the bar in high spirits. Filming of the final chapter of The Twilight Saga is set to continue in Vancouver until mid-April.
Is it a date if you go out in a group?
Hollywood moguls Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn were spotted having dinner together in Cabo San Lucas. The two jetted off to the romantic location for a short while to spend quality time together. They were previously seen together in a Los Angeles restaurant where, according to People, Johansson had her leg draped over Penn.
What are some ways to make the most of a short romantic getaway?
High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is all grown up and has a new man. According to People, the brunette beauty has been seen at Hollywood awards shows and premieres with Josh Hutcherson from the Oscar Award Winning film, The Kids are Alright. This new development came just a few weeks Vanessa Hudgens’ ex, Zac Efron, was seen heating it up with actress, Teresa Palmer.
How long do you wait before moving on after a split?
They say rain on your wedding day is an omen of good luck. According to People, Kelsey Grammer finally tied the knot with Kayte Walsh on Friday during a rainstorm in New York City inside the Longacre Theater. The theater in which the ceremony took place was decorated with props from La Cage aux Folles along with pink and red bouquets of flowers. The couple added personal touches to their emotional ceremony with a performance by Kelsey Grammer’s Broadway co-star, Terry Lavell, and Kayte Walsh’s brother Stewart singing “Feels Like Home” by Randy Newman. But, the most unique part of the ceremony was when the wedding guests read poems that the bride and groom had written for each other.
How can you personalize your wedding ceremony?
Mary-Kate Olsen is in a new relationship with shoe designer Seth Campbell, according to UsMagazine.com. The two have been spotted at multiple New York City hotspots including celebrating a mutual friend’s birthday together at NYC’s Lavo. “They’ve been able to have a few dates on the down low. He’s a downtown kind of guy, likes to party every now and then,” said a source close to the couple.
How soon should you debut your relationship to your friends?
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is currently on the prowl for his “future ex-wife,” according to People. “I’m just looking for the right person to have more children [with.] I just love being a dad,” said Sambora. The musician split from actress Heather Locklear in 2006 after 11 years of marriage. They have a 13-year-old daughter together named Ava, and now this rock star is ready to once again settle down.
Should you get married just because you want children?
Fame and fortune will not keep you from the hardships of living in the same place as your ex after a breakup. After all, relationships end easier than leases or mortgages. Christina Aguilera’s living situation has been uncomfortable, due to her ex-husband Jordan Bratman living under the same roof as her and her new man, Matt Rutler. According to E! Online, Jordan Bratman has finally moved out. As Xtina’s ex now sits in a snazzy bachelor pad, Matt Rutler’s 2011 Ford Mustang GT still sits in the singer’s driveway.
How do you decide who gets the pad after a split?
Celebrity newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand are in no hurry to have children, but Perry’s mother, Mary Hudson, is singing a very different tune. As the wannabe grandmother told People on the red carpet of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, “I just can’t wait for them to have babies. Grandma, here we come!” She also stated that the couple makes a great team in spite of their busy schedules.
How do you handle pressure to have kids?