Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon reunited. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
By Rebecca White
The holidays are a time when people are brought back together and put aside their differences. According to UsMagazine.com, that is exactly what celebrity exes Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did this Easter. The pair officially filed for a celebrity divorce this January, after having been separated for seven months. Although their relationship and love is coming to an end, they didnât let that get in the way of their kidsâ holiday and spent Easter Sunday as family in the New York Bronx Zoo.
These celebrity exes are playing nice! What are some reasons to remain civil after a tough break-up?
Josh Murray and Andi Dorfman. Photo courtesy of Andi's Instagram.
By Emma L. Wells
It’s only been two months since his sudden celebrity break-up with Andi Dorfman, butÂ Josh Murray seems to be doing just fine. At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, E! OnlineÂ asked him if he missed his celebrity ex, and he said no.Â âWeâre friends and everything like that,” he responded. “But at the end of the day, when youâre very different from somebody else, it just doesnât work out.â HeÂ also said that, while eventually he wants a relationship and family, heâs not dating right now. When asked if he would consider returning to The Bachelorette to find that special someone, he replied, âIt was a great experience, but I did that already, and Iâm kind of moving on from that specific part of my life.”Â Still,Â he hasnât ruled out the possibility of being the nextÂ Bachelor if asked.
The winner of The Bachelorette seems happy without his celebrity ex. What are some ways you can cope with a break-up and move on too?
The Bachelor star Courtney Robertson is single. Photo: Billy Bennight / PR Photos
By Jessica DeRubbo
FormerÂ The Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson is single and ready to mingle! The contestant we used to love to hate has moved on since her celebrity break-up with Ben Flajnik on the reality TV show, and just recently got out of another relationship and love that stemmed from Tinder. According to UsMagazine.com, Robertson met a “normal guy,” Adam, on Tinder and they started dating right after they met. Now, though, she says, “I’m single and I’m happy.Â I have love in my life, and I have great people in my life.Â And I’m not rushing that part of my life.” She also said, “Ummm, I don’t think I’ll be back on Tinder anytime soon. I’ll just put it that way!”
This formerÂ BachelorÂ star found love on Tinder. What are some drawbacks to using Tinder to get dates?
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos
By Jenna Bagcal
Having a work husband or a work wife is a great relationship to have at your job. The chemistry between you and your work spouse can promote productivity and create an overall welcoming and pleasant work environment. In the latest celebrity news from UsMagazine.com,Â Jennifer Lawrence referred to newly single celebrity Bradley Cooper as her “work husband.” Cooper’s celebrity break-up from model Suki Waterhouse was reported after the famous couple had been dating for two years. Lawrence and Cooper have been known for working together on a number of films, and the two have a mutual respect for each other’s craft with “no sex” in their relationship, according to Lawrence.
This celebrity news is no news in this case! What’s the difference between a real husband and a work husband?
Penn Badgley recently said that Blake Lively was his best and worst on-screen kiss. Photo: JD/FameFlynet Pictures/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
By Maggie Manfredi
Pucker up Penn! According to UsMagazine.com, Penn Badgley dished the detailsÂ on his on and off screen romance with celebrity ex Blake Lively during their run on Gossip Girl. A viewer called in to Watch What Happens Live and asked who was his best and worst on-screen kiss, and the actor had an interesting response with regards to his celebrity ex. Badgley said, “I’d say best…I’ll say it was Blake, because we actually had a relationship at the time.Â As for his worst? Maybe Blake after we broke up.” The former famous coupleÂ had a real life relationship and love from 2007 to 2010. Lively is now a mother and married toÂ Ryan Reynolds.
Sometimes celebrity exes have to work together after a break-up. What are some ways to take the awkwardness out of working with an ex?
Dating expert Laurel House is here to tell ladies how to break up with a guy over text.
Dating Advice from ‘Screwing the Rules’ by Relationship Expert Laurel House
No, it’s not cold, she reassures us. House says that if you’re an active dater, there is no need for a dramatic conclusion every time you don’t think a guy is a good fit. And it’s totally okay to politely let him know that you don’t think you two are romantically right for each other. House’s expert love advice is always getting you out of sticky situations!
'The Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are celebrity exes after a celebrity break-up that shocked fans of 'The Bachelor' franchise. Photo courtesy of Andi Doorman's Instagram.
By Rebecca White
Some celebrity love stories donât end with holy matrimony. Celebrity exes Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray split a few months ago during the holidays. According to UsMagazine.com, Dorfman said this is the biggest failure of her life so far. The reality TV star also said that the celebrity breakup was mutual, stemming from compatibility issues.
Even celebrity exes like ‘The Bachelorette’ star Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray deal with feelings of failure in the wake of a break-up. What are some ways to keep those feelings at bay?
Jennifer Lopez recently dissed her celebrity exes. Photo: FPA/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
By Katie Gray
Jennifer Lopez is almost a queen, in the sense that her empire is made up of her successful endeavors in singing, dancing, acting, designing, and writing. That being said, she hasn’t necessarily been lucky in love.Â In fact, Lopez recently went on the late night talk show Watch What Happens Live Â and discussed what draws her to certain men.Â “I would say my type of man is, I like manly. I don’t like a softer edge. I like somebody to make me laugh. But type-wise, I’m not a looks person. I don’t know if you noticed, over the years,” The Boy Next Door star, who has had her share of celebrity exes stated. It seems celebrity dating is very similar to dating for the rest of us! According to UsMagazine.com, Â she added,Â “I go more for essence, for strength, the manliness. The fun, the laughs. Sexy’s important but I don’t feel like good looking is necessarily sexy.”
The latest celebrity news surrounding JLo points to a woman not weighing looks very heavily when it comes to relationships. What are three ways to make sure outward appearance doesn’t become the most important factor in your search for love?
The Bachelorette winner Josh Murray knows thereâs nothing like a motherâs love to help you heal. In a tweet on Jan. 12, heÂ told followers he was headed to his hometown of Tampa, FloridaÂ with his mother after his celebrity breakup from Andi Dorfman. The couple, who met during season 10 of the popular reality TV show, announced their split in a joint statement earlier this month. Murray had been living in Atlanta, Georgia with Dorfman. According to UsMagazine.com, his mother, Lauren Goodhart Murray, flew to see her sonÂ after the newsÂ went public, and now, the two areÂ driving south together. Dorfman’sÂ final pickÂ also expressed excitement about seeing his beloved dog SabelÂ again.
Taking a cue from this celebrity breakup, what are some ways to cope with broken heart after a split?
On the red carpet prior to MondayÂ night’s premiere of The Bachelor, former winner Nikki Ferrell opened up to host Chris Harrison about her celebrity breakup with Juan Pablo Galavis — and surprisingly she had nothing but nice things to say about her celebrity ex! According to UsMagazine.com, the pediatric nurse shared,Â “I’m not a quitter. I tried everything, and he tried too. It wasn’t just a one-side thing. We real-life tried, not TV-tried.” She added,Â “I knew I was never going to be the number one priority. He has a daughter…but there’s a difference between being the second priority and the seventh priority.”Â
Not everyone speaks so highly of their celebrity ex like ‘The Bachelor’ winner Nikki Ferrell. What are some factors to consider when someone asks you about your ex?
Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson were spotted shopping post-split. Photo: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
By Courtney Omernick
Who says exes canât be friends? Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy were spotted in Aspen this weekÂ as they were finishing some Christmas shopping, according to UsMagazine.com. The pair recently ended their relationship after a three-year engagement. Hudson and Bellamy have one child together, son Bingham.
How do you know how much space to give your ex post-split?
Safaree Samuels and Nicki Minaj are going through post-breakup drama. Photo: PRN / PR Photos
By Maggie Manfredi
Oh no she didn’t! According to UsMagazine.com,Â Nicki MinajÂ and her ex Safaree Samuels took their drama public on Saturday, Dec. 20. Minaj tweeted,Â “Even when I try to protect ppl, they still try to take advantage of me. Haven’t u learned that God is in control? Stop while you’re ahead.Â Anything you don’t appreciate will be taken. God sees your ungrateful evil soul. I gave and gave and gave. Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump,” she continued. “30K watch the night my cousin was killed on the street like a dog. More than rappers. But it was never enough. Don’t make me. Too much love.”
What are some ways to keep things civil after a breakup?
One of the happiest reality televisionÂ love stories has come to an end. UsMagazine.com revealed that Cody Sattler and Michelle Money, who met on Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise,Â have gone their separate ways after a cross-country move and six monthsÂ of dating. Both stars took to social media to gracefully announce their split, and inform fans that they will remain lifelong friends. The single mom sweetly wrote, “Cody truly has blessed my life and the life of my daughter in more ways than he will ever know. His positive impact on Brielle is something I will forever be grateful for.”Â
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima chats with dating coach and author Abiola Abrams about post traumatic love disorder, which refers to being stuck in the past and unable to heal after a tough breakup. First, you have to identify the signs of this disorder: bed hopping from man to man; spending late hours at the office to avoid dating; jumping into another bad relationship; and being afraid to be alone. If you recognize any of these symptoms in your behavior, it’s time to find a cure, which includes five simple steps. Start by doing a self-assessment; then, list out past relationships and the lessons you’ve learned from them; next, learn how to love yourself unconditionally; additionally, learn more about yourself through the dating process; and finally, take baby steps towards meeting the right man.
All good things must come to an end! According to UsMagazine.com, Slumdog Millionaire costars Freida Pinto and Dev Petal have called it quits after nearly six years of dating. In happier times, the adorable couple considered themselves “soul mates,” but a source confirms that they’veÂ been over for a while now.Â “Freida is single and happy,” another source adds. “Friends are setting her up.”Â Pinto even celebratedÂ her 30th birthday in October with billionaire Siddhartha Mallya by her side.
How do you establish yourself as an individual after being part of a couple for a long time?
Khloe Kardashian recently posted a lonely Instagram quote. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos
By Maggie Manfredi
The breakup blues! According to UsMagazine.com, Khloe Kardashian is taking to social media in light of her secondÂ split fromÂ French Montana. It was also this time last year that KardashianÂ filed for divorce from Lamar Odom. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians starÂ instagrammed a melancholyÂ quote about saying goodbye, making it hard for her followersÂ not to feel her pain. We love you, KoKo!
What are some ways to conquer loneliness around the holidays?Â
Chris Brown handled his recent breakup with Karrueche Tran poorly…and nobody is shocked. According to UsMagazine.com,Â the former coupleÂ are taking to social media to release some of their emotions around the break up. She claimed she was mistreated, while he claims she cheated on him with Drake! Brown has nothing nice to say, so we kindly ask that he doesn’t say anything at all.
What do you do if your partner gets involved negatively with the law?
Sadly, it has been confirmed that another Bachelor couple has split. After speculation that there was trouble between celebrity couple Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis, Ferrell confirmed the celebrity breakup.Â According to E! Online, the split happened over her birthday weekend. The pediatric nurseÂ revealed, âWe were just going back and forth through texting. He was questioning the relationship, and I was questioning it back. I sent him a message saying, âWe should fight for this. We should work this out.’ And he didn’t respond.” Thatâs when the 28-year-old posted her angry messageÂ to Instagram. SheÂ confessed, âIn hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done that. I’m a tad bit impulsive.â Regardless, the two still have love for one another. Ferrell said, âWho knows what the future holds, but at this point in our lives, it’s not working for either one of us.”
Celebrity couple Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis were pretty upset about their celebrity breakup. How can you stay positive when ending a relationship?Â
It looks like The Bachelor celebrity couple Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have called it quits afterÂ trying to salvage their rocky celebrity relationship.Â For those whoÂ watched the controversial couple on The Bachelor and VH1âs current season of Couples Therapy, it should be no surprise that there will be no more roses passed betweenÂ the two of them. According to People.com, Ferrell dumped Galavis seven months after audiences watched him decline to say âI love youâ to the 27-year-old pediatric nurse on the finale of The Bachelor. It seems sheÂ has finally grown tired of hisÂ childish behavior: On Sunday, she unfollowed the reality star on both Instagram and Twitter and then posted a harsh quote that appears to be aimed towards Galavis. SheÂ posted, âIsnât it pathetic how we waste so must time on certain people and in the end they prove that they werenât even worth a second of it.â
‘The Bachelor’ winner Nikki Ferrell had a tough time figuring out when to end her celebrity relationship. How do you know when itâs time to call it quits in a long-term romance?
When it comes to bad breakups, Lesley Robins has been through themÂ all.Â In her new book,Â The Breakup Book: 20 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart, the E! News producer and Young Hollywood contributor walks her readersÂ through a 20-step process to get over your broken heart. Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco recentlyÂ chatted with the new author about how she managed to thrive after herÂ tough splitÂ as well as her best advice for hopeless romantics who are dealing with heartache. Hereâs what the nationally-recognized journalist had to say:
Monica Lewinsky said she was "in love" with Bill Clinton. Photo: Nightcrawler/Flynetpictures.com
By Jessica DeRubbo
Former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, revealed some shocking details in her first ever public address of her storyÂ surrounding former President Bill Clinton, according to UsMagazine.com.Â Lewinsky said, “I fell in love with my boss. Only, my boss was the President of the United States.” Her speech was about launching a “cultural revolution” again Internet shaming.
AshLee Frazier speaks out about being portrayed as the villain on 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Photo courtesy of AshLee Frazier's Instagram.
By Emily Meyer
We knowÂ reality television isnât scripted, but that doesnât mean it’s 100 percent real, right? Thatâs what Bachelor in Paradise star AshLee Frazier says. In her recent blog post, the reality star talked about going from being âAmericaâs girlâ to being portrayed as a villain. The Texas nativeÂ admits to have stirred the pot but believes the backlash she has received as only made her stronger.Â She wrote, âIf I can be ok after the most hateful words were carelessly thrown my way by people who know nothing about my life, then you can get through the tough times and know that there is an end.â
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo broke up. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com
By Maggie Manfredi
Derulo will not be in the club making wedding plans. According to UsMagazine.comÂ singer Jason Derulo and songstress Jordin Sparks haveÂ ended their long term relationship. Three years and a few love songs later theÂ two celebs are upset over the split. “Wiggle” singer and American Idol winner are working and traveling and dealing with the separation privately.
How do you keep the drama in a breakup to a minimum?
Perhaps your one-year dating anniversary is coming up. Or maybe you’ve just gotten engaged and announced it publicly. You may even beÂ makingÂ yourÂ wedding arrangements; deposits have already been given. Almost all your friends are envious of your relationship. Yet deep inside, you have a nagging suspicionÂ that something’s just not right. The feeling started out small, probably as a momentary thought that you perceived as ridiculous and quickly dismissed. However, with every passing day, this âridiculous thoughtâ continues to creep up at different times, and you find it worrisome. Donât fret — you’re not the first one to experience this issue!
Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com
By Courtney Omernick
In the latest celebrity news, UsMagazine.com reported that Jennifer Lopez was able to spend some quality time with her celebrity exÂ Casper Smart last night at the VMA’s. Â He sat in front of her at the award show, and they were spotted sharing Skittles and talking. Their celebrity relationship may have ended, but it’s clear that these two are maintaining a good friendship.
Even the most coveted celebrity relationships come to an end! What are some ways to keep things civil post-breakup?
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp split after three years together. Photos: Miro Vrlik / PR Photos; Adam Bielawski / PR Photos
By Ann Luther
After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship. Ryan has been living in New York, while Mellencamp has been staying on a farm in Indiana. A source tells UsMagazine.comÂ thatÂ “the distance got to be too much” for the couple. Best of luck to both of them as they go their separate ways!
What are some ways to cope with long distance in your relationship?
Ciara is "devastated" over ex-fiance Future's ongoing affair. Photo: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com
By Ann Luther
Only three months after the birth of their child, Ciara broke off her engagement to her newborn son’s father, rapper, Future. The singer discovered that her now ex was cheating with his wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee. An insider toldÂ UsMagazine.comÂ ,“There was clear evidence when she approached Future about the cheating. This was clearly not just a one-night thing.” The source continued to say that Ciara is “devastated” about the faithlessness.Â
What do you do if you suspect your partner is cheating?
If you tuned in to the third episode ofÂ Bachelor in ParadiseÂ last night, then you saw a new side of reality TV contestant Chris Bukowski. In an exclusive celebrity interview, CupidsPulse.com had the chance to speak to the Illinois native, and he expressed that this sensitive, softer side of him is more true to form than what wasÂ previouslyÂ portrayed on the small screen, stating,Â “ThisÂ is the side thatÂ myÂ friends and family see everyday.”Â …Don’t miss the rest! Click here for more.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend a charity ski trip in Utah. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos; David Gabber / PRPhotos.com
By Deanna Atkins and Laura Seaman
In Hollywood, you never know whoâs going toÂ beÂ the next big couple, especially when the new duo may breakupÂ before official word even gets out. To be fair, it has to be difficult to maintain a relationship that’s constantly in the public eye. Aside from frequent budding romances, weâre constantly hearing about thoseÂ twosomesÂ who just canât commit. Theyâre on one week and off the next week, and then before you know it, theyâve eloped…only toÂ divorce weeks later.
These three pairs constantly keep us guessing andÂ never fail to surprise us with yet another breakup or makeup. Sometimes we enjoy staying on their relationship roller coaster ride, but still, we have to wonder why these stars are so incapable of staying together:
Jim Parrack and Leven Rambin announced their engagement after only a few months of dating. Photo courtesy of Leven Rambin's Instagram.
By Ann Luther
We all saw True Blood alum Jim Parrackâs heartbreak when he ended his marriage to his wife of six years, Ciera Parrack. However, he quickly moved on, proposing toÂ Hunger Games star, Leven Rambin, after onlyÂ a fewÂ months of dating. According to UsMagazine.com, they even made their big newsÂ official onÂ Facebook: Parrack changed his relationship status to Engaged over the weekend. The new couple does, in fact, seem very happy in this Instagram video they posted announcing their hiatus from social media. Best of luck to the adorable pair!
How do you know when youâre ready to move on post-divorce?
Zooey Deschanel and boyfriend Jamie Linden called it quits. Photo: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com
By Laura Seaman
The New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jamie Linden have split up after two years of dating, according to UsMagazine.com. The couple started dating not long after the actress left her husband Ben Gibbard, the singer for Death Cab for Cutie, in 2012. Deschanel was seen looking pretty close with a new man last month on the set of Rock the Kasbah. This new man is producer Jacob Pechenik, who worked with her on her most recent film.
What are three deal breakers in every relationship?
Exes Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Madrid Photocall in 2012. Photo: Solarpix / PR Photos
By Sanetra Richards
Leaving the past in the past. That is exactly what Rob Pattinson tends to do. According to UsMagazine.com, the Twilight alum spoke out about the public affair that ultimately ended his relationship with ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart. From the looks of it, the actor has moved on and even joked about the cheating scandal in the September issue of Esquire UK. “S— happens, you know?” said the 28-year-old actor. “It’s just young peopleâŠ itâs normal! And honestly, who gives a s—?” News broke back in July of 2012 when photos were released of Stewart cheating with married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. “The hardest part was talking about it afterwards,” Pattinson went on to say about the fling. “Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict.” After the affair went public, Stewart released an apology to Pattinson, stating: “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” The former couple attempted to repair the relationship, but ended up going their separate ways. “It’s like that scene in Doubt [2008, in which Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a priest suspected of inappropriate behavior], where he’s talking about how to take back gossip?” Pattinson teased the allegations resulting from his relationship. “They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are amicable post-split. Photo: Away! / PR Photos; Janet Mayer / PR Photos
By Laura Seaman
Despite their âconscious uncouplingâ, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have been getting along just fine. The two were seen at the premiere for Hector and the Search for Happiness in New York. The film stars Simon Pegg, the godfather to one of their children. The two showed their support for Pegg while also seeming happy and supportive of each other. It wasnât until the end of the cocktail party after the premiere that the two were seen speaking to each other, but an insider told UsMagazine.com that âthey looked genuinely happy to be in each otherâs company.â
What are some ways to remain civil with your ex post-breakup?
Corey Bohan and Audrina Patridge call it quits. Photo: Justin Paludipan / PR Photos
By Laura Seaman
The on-and-off couple of Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan have called it quits yet again. However, a source tells UsMagazine.com âI donât think theyâll get back together this time.â Patridge and Bohan have been dating on-and-off for the last five years, their last split being in March of 2011. They had just gone on a romantic getaway to Mexico in May. But on July 27, the Hills actress posted on social media, âMan is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hidesâ. Yikes.
How do you know when an on-again off-again relationship should end for good?
One couple is headed to Splitsville, for the second time. Emilie de Ravin and husband Joshua Janowicz have filed for divorce once again, according to UsMagazine.com.Â “Emilie and her husband have filed for divorce,” de Ravin’s rep, Jeff Raymond, released in a statement. “They have recently been living separately and remain friends.” The couple first filed for divorce in January 2007, seven months after their wedding ceremony. Janowicz was served the papers two years later, however, and it was not finalized. This time around may be for good. The 32-year-old cited irreconcilable differences with the Once Upon a Time actress. The two have been separated since November.
How do you know when to call it quits on a long-term relationship?
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon filed for divorce again. Photo: PRN / PR Photos
By Laura Seaman
Second time isn’t the charm! It seems like this couple just wasnât meant to be, as Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon recently split up yet again. The couple has been married twice, with the first marriage ending in 2008 only months after the wedding. According to UsMagazine.com, they were then spotted together on the beach in 2013. âItâs recycling,â Anderson joked, then saying âNo, Iâm very happy. Weâre happy. Heâs a great guy.â The couple secretly got remarried, but are now filing for divorceÂ for the second time in their on-again-off-again relationship.
What are some things to learn from an on-and-off relationship?
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are dating. Photos: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com; Marco Sagliocco / PRPhotos.com
By Laura Seaman
True Blood actor Joe ManganielloÂ and Modern Family starÂ Sofia Vergara are the hottest new celebrity couple. The two met at the White House Correspondents Dinner while Vergara’s engagement to Nick Loeb was still on. âItâs very, very new,â an insider tells UsMagazine.com. âTheyâre having fun and getting to know each other.â The famous couple made celebrity news after being spotted at a diner in Louisiana in May kissing and taking pictures with fans.
How do you know when you’re ready to move on to a new relationship and love?
Single again and back on the prowl! According to UsMagazine.com, Prince Andrew and model Monika Jakisic (also George Clooney’s ex) have gone there separate ways after five months of dating. The British Prince was seen out with Dara Tomanovich, a Canadian lingerie model, at a Royal Ascot event last week. A few months ago, Jakisic uploaded a picture of a nice sized diamond ring alongside of a Â ÂŁ600 restaurant bill, sparking rumors of a possible engagment to the royal. Despite the rumors, a spokesperson for the PrinceÂ told the Daily Mail,Â âI can confirm the Duke of YorkÂ is not engaged to Monika Jakisic.â
What are some benefits to splitting up early on in a relationship?
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos
By Lisa Nardone
This past Monday, Robin Thicke released a new music video in attempt to win back estranged wife Paula Patton. The power ballad shows the singerÂ emotionally and physically distraught through his battered appearance and longing eye contact with the camera. Plus, the ominous video shows intimate text messages that are assumed to be between the ex-spouses,Â such as âYou embarrassed meâ and âI hate myself.”
While âGet Her Backâ was an attempt at a grand gesture, it has received mixed reviews of backlash and admiration.Â Some fans are commenting on the video saying that, if he cared so much about Patton,Â then he wouldn’t have cheated in the first place, while others are proud of him for putting his heart out in the open.
Before the high school sweethearts had their fallout, CupidsPulse.com had the opportunity to speak with Patton about her marriage. During the interview,Â the actressÂ was asked aboutÂ their secret to having such a successful relationship, and she simply said that it was âpassion.” When she talked about her relationship with Thicke,Â the adoration she felt towards him was clearly seen, thanks to her constant smile.
Passion is what kept their love alive for so long, but will itÂ be enough to sew their crumbling relationship back together? Thicke’sÂ new album will debut on July 1st and is titled âPaula” — leaving no questionÂ as to the inspiration behind the songs! Only time will tell if his efforts areÂ enough to âget her back.â
Join the controversial conversation, and tell us what you thinkÂ about Thicke’sÂ new music video! Will this grand gesture be enough to win Patton’s heart again?Â
While not saying too much,Â Milian sharedÂ a quote on Instagram on June 12th about new beginnings and achieving the life you desire:Â “There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”Â Following the message, the caption stated,Â “Morning inspiration. Turn your life around and do all the things that make you happy. It’s your life to live.”
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. Photo: Solarpix / PR Photos
By Shannon Seibert
Melanie Griffith made quite the statement at Italy’s Taormina Film Festival on Tuesday, June 17, by covering up her husband Antonio Banderas’ name on her famous heart tattoo. The coupleÂ just recently split after being together for almost 20 years. Griffiths’ signature heart tattoo was covered with a flesh patch and make up to cover her ex’s name. The ink had been a trademark for their love since 1998 when it first debuted, according to UsMagazine.com.
What are some ways to show the world you love your partner?
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos
By Sanetra Richards
Persistence is key! And Robin Thicke seems to be a firm believer in that. The sultry star is not giving up on his marriage and will do all it takes to get back his estranged wife, Paula Patton. According to UsMagazine.com, the âBlurred Linesâ singer has even named his new album after her, in hopes the record â along with other things, of course â will help mend their broken marriage. The upcoming album, Paula, is set to be released on July 1st. The track list includes the hit “Get Her Back,” which Thicke unveiled at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards back in May: “All right, y’all, help me get her back.”Â The pair of nine years separated in February. A source told Us that Thicke âwanted to save their marriage, but it was Paulaâs choice and she ended it.â The source went on to say, âRobin does not want this divorce.â Despite their separation, Thicke has put in tons of effort to win his wife back over the past few months, even going publicly. At his February concert in Fairfax, Virginia, Thicke told the crowd, “For y’all that don’t know, me and my wife separated but I’m trying to get my girl back.” The Baggage Claim actress later released a statement that there was and would always be a “deep love” between her and husband. “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers,” she said. “All I can tell you is there’s a deep love thereâalways was, and always will be. He wasn’t my first kiss, but he was my first lots of other things.”
When CupidsPulse.com asked me to write an article on this topic, I stopped for a minute to reflect upon two emails I received this week, both requesting my help: one from a man who was struggling terribly to let go of his ex-girlfriend and move on, and the other from a lady with the subject âheartbroken.â The end of a relationship can be extremely difficult, and I never underestimate the pain of a breakup. In severe cases, it is truly debilitating, causing mental anguish and physical turmoil, affecting your health, and leading to weight loss and other associated illnesses.
Of course, the degree of distress is dependent on how a relationship ends. For example, if both of you have come to the conclusion that the relationship has ârun its courseâ and each have apathy for the other, then the most likely feeling youâll have is melancholy. Youâll wish each other well and mean it. In these cases, I recommend doing things that bring you joy to counteract the blues: dance, sing, surround yourself with friends, whatever makes you happy.
Thereâs also the âchipping awayâ of a relationship from bickering, lack of sex, lack of respect, etc. If these things have ultimately led to the end of your relationship, then relief is usually the first emotion felt. During this stage, I suggest doing things to rediscover yourself, like taking up a hobby or interest, pampering yourself, or taking some much needed âmeâ time.
If your relationship ends because of betrayal or immoral or unethical behavior, you will experience deep agony. The ending is usually swift and extremely hard to comprehend. Understanding the process (and yes, it is a process) will make it easier for you. Know that what you are going through is not uncommon and that having the rights tools in your tool belt will assist you as you handle your loss.
Here are some other feelings you may experience during a hurtful split:
PainÂ can be both emotional and physical. I always tell my clients that âpain indicates change is needed or change is in progress.â Do not push away the pain; instead,Â feelit. If you deny the feeling, youâre only prolonging the inevitable. People ruminate when they are in emotional distress, which is perfectly fine for a short time. However, if extended, it can cause sickness.
Within weeks, you have to move on from the feel-think, feel-think, feel-think merry-go-round and do something positive to make it better.Â Remember that the way out of any negative thought is to follow it with a positive action.
AngerÂ is aÂ very frequently expressed emotion. As a certified transactional analysis, I use âchildâ and âadultâ as forms of communication styles. With that in mind, there are four types of anger:
1. FrustrationÂ is created from a deep dissatisfaction from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.
2. ResentmentÂ is aÂ bitter feeling of persistent ill will.
3. DenialÂ is aÂ defense mechanism in which confrontation with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem.
The three angers above are all child angers and are not healthy in the aid of moving on and letting go.
4. IndignantÂ is adult anger in its simplest form, and it merely means you are logically angry about the situation. Itâs perfectly healthy to display your anger if done with facts and reasoning and not for an extensive amount of time.
SadnessÂ comes after the pain has eased and the anger has subsided. It is, of course, sad to acknowledge that someone you loved deeply betrayed your relationship and that the future plans you had together will not happen. You miss that person and the special moments you shared. Itâs okay to mourn; in fact, itâs normal, and it would be highly unusual if you didnât.
Just make sure that this phase doesnât continue for an extended period. Remember to keep reminding yourself the reason why your relationship ended.
AcceptanceÂ is the last stage.Â There will be a day when you wake up and realize that itâs over and that you survived. It didnât kill you, but it did make you stronger. When looking back at the relationship, you understand completely that it wasnât what you initially thought and that your ex was less than you deserve.Â Itâs the relationships that donât last forever that teach us the lessons that will.
You now have what I call a âclear head, clear heartâ â both of which are necessary to start dating again. So get out there and enjoy the excitement of meeting someone new. You never know what it might lead to!
Melanie MarÂ is a celebrity relationship specialist, matchmaker and Â life coach.Â
At the Billboard Music Awards, singer Robin Thicke made two sentimental pleas to win back his estranged wife, Paula Patton. Thicke, 37, first gave thanks for his wifeâs love and support when he received Â âBest R&B Singleâ. Thicke later performed his new single âGet Her Backâ written explicitly for Patton, according toUsMagazine.com.
What are some grand gestures you can make to win back your ex?
If you are absolutely certain that your ex is the one who you are supposed to be with, donât let anything stop you from your happiness. Whether it is circumstance, past mistakes, or a simple misunderstanding, if the two of you are truly compatible for each other, there is no reason that canât be possible:
1. A sincere apology can go a long way:Â When in doubt, start with baby steps. Words can tear people apart, but they can also bring people back together. Give your heart strings a strong tug, and tell your man how you really feel. The phrase âIâm sorryâ is a good place to start, and let the rest flow. Donât feel the need to justify every action youâve made. Be attentive and listen to what is hurting him, and see what you can do to fix it.
2. Show that youâve paid attention:Â Sometimes a big gesture is comprised of the little things. What has he been telling you all of this time that you may have overlooked? Put together a bunch of his favorite things to show that you care. Whether itâs a mash-up of his favorite music, that chocolate cake from the bakery that he canât resist or the movie you watched together on your first date. Go out of your way to show that youâre attentive to his needs and you can give him what he is looking for.
3. Take a trip down memory lane:Â Sure there may have been some reasons why your relationship looked like it wouldnât work out, but there are so many reasons that it should. Every couple has their strengths, so use yours to win back your love. Try recreating your first date, or a few tender moments youâve been through together. Remind him of how great your were together and the feelings that you share. If youâre both adventurous, explain how this rough patch is just part of the bigger journey. If heâs more introverted, appeal to his kind and quiet qualities with a love letter.
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