Matt Lauer reportedly feels so guilty about cheating on his estranged wife Annette Roque that he is “bending over backwards” to give her whatever she wants in their divorce. According to my source, Matt has agreed to pay Anette up to $20 million and the two are now living amicably in their 12-bedroom Hamptons mansion. “Things really have settled down. Matt and Annette are getting on and they’re both spending time with their kids,” is what my source says. “They hope to settle the divorce very soon.” Matt and Anette were married for nearly 20 years and have three children together: Jack, 17, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11.
During her Tuesday concert in Tampa, Florida, Taylor Swift fought back tears as she opened up about her 2017 groping trial. “A year ago I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado,” she recalled. “This is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.” The singer continued, “I guess I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed, and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed… So I just wanted to say we have so much further to go, and I’m so grateful to you guys for being there for me for what was really a horrible part of my life.” After Taylor’s speech, many fans in the audience held up $1 bills–the symbolic amount she was awarded following her lawsuit against former Denver DJ David Mueller.
Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson appeared to confirm rumors their dating with some PDA at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday. As seen in photos shared by The Daily Mail, the 26-year-old model and the 28-year-old Pretty Little Liars alum were seen kissing while waiting for a taxi. At one point, Cara wrapped her arm around Benson, who even sported a delicate gold “C” pendant around her neck. The pair first sparked rumors they are dating back in April, when they were seen walking hand-in-hand in New York City.
During a heated Twitter exchange on Tuesday, Nicki Minaj mocked her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels for undergoing hairline surgery. In the process, she unnecessarily revealed that Tyga had also gotten hair plugs. She Tweeted: “I should’ve never paid for that damn hairline!!!! It fell back out cuz God don’t like ugly! You used me but God had other plans.” She continued, “Tyga s**t ain’t fall back out! Y’all went to the same doctor! Yours fell out cuz GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY!!!” Safaree clarified that they both had work done on the same day, but went to different doctors. Meanwhile, Tyga took the comment in stride and decided to share a photo of the Ziering Medical website. “Tell ’em Tyga sent u,” he wrote, alongside a plug emoji. Twitter users expressed sympathy for Tyga and applauded him for the way he handled things. “Well played, my man,” one fan tweeted. Another joked, “Tyga minding his business making the same song for the 100th time not bothering anybody. Now his hairline out the closet. Damn.”
After Nicki Minaj slammed her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels in a radio interview yesterday, he took to Twitter to accuse her of stabbing him. “Remember the night you cut me and I almost died? The police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher,” he tweeted. “I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn’t take you to jail. When things like that start happening more than once, it’s time to dip.” Minaj responded by accusing Safaree of stealing her credit card. He denied the claims. Meanwhile, for what it’s worth, Nicki previously rapped about not meaning “to cut” an ex in her 2014 song “Bed of Lies.” She did not name Safaree specifically in the track.
While Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have yet to confirm their engagement, Priyanka seemed to debut her engagement ring in a new Instagram photo on Tuesday. In photos posted by fellow actress Raveena Tandon, Priyanka is seen serving up a fierce pout and wrapping her arm around her friend. The hand that’s visible to the camera features a massive ring on THAT finger.
During a recent Instagram Story Q&A, Dane Cook hilariously addressed the 26-year age gap between him and his girlfriend Kelsi Taylor. “What advice do you have to those in age gap relationships?” a fan asked. Cook responded, “The only thing you have to do is plan that your deaths will be somewhat far apart.” The 46-year-old comedian also revealed that he met the 19-year-old singer at a game night he hosted at home. He said their families are close and approve of the relationship. Cook went on to praise Taylor for being “smart, kind, creative, loyal and honest.”
Demi Lovato allegedly freebased what was likely fentanyl-laced oxycodone with a drug dealer before her OD. That’s according to a TMZ source, who reveals that the pop star summoned the dealer to her house at 4 a.m. The dealer brought the drugs over, but then “fled her home” after she went to bed and was “breathing very heavily.” In fact, TMZ adds that “unbeknownst to Demi, the drug dealer had a bad habit of buying dirty drugs from Mexico.” Post-hospitalization, Lovato has been getting treatment both in rehab and from an addiction specialist.
Jennifer Garner has opened up about why she wants her and Ben Affleck’s children to spend time outside the city. “I want them to know that my mother was happy and free on the farm,” she tells Southern Living magazine. “I want them to know that you don’t need things to keep you occupied. I think that the only real way to understand a concept like that is to live it, so I guess we’d better head to the farm more often!” Jennifer also shares that she’s trying to pass on the healthy-eating habits she learned from her mother. “They are not nearly as finicky as I was, but their pickiness still drives me nuts,” she admits. I do my very best to take my cues from my mom and put good food in front of them and let it be from there. I am not always successful. Oh–and I also try to have a plate of fresh cut-up veggies on the counter for them to munch on while I am finishing dinner. Mom did that too.”