The last time we checked in on the status of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s not-quite-together/not-quite-divorced situation, sources claimed that she had such a wonderful time in Europe with her estranged husband and their kids while he shot Justice League. It was so wonderful that when she returned home, she refused to talk about those divorce papers that she hasn’t filed. It all sounded very romantic, like a tourism campaign aimed at estranged couples who want a really expensive band-aid for their marriage problems.
Several other sources have spoken out recently and they say that Ben and Jen’s time in Europe didn’t make them call up their travel agent and book a second honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, as InTouch would like you to believe. A source tells E! News that any stories about Jen and Ben getting back together are as bogus as some of the hairs on his head.
“There are no plans for a second honeymoon anywhere. They are 100 percent still separated and focused on co-parenting for the kids’ sake.”
Another source adds: “It is a fabricated story. They are not honeymooning, but they are just continuing along.”
Jen and Ben have been separated for over a year, and since then it’s been constant back-and-forth updates from “sources.” One day a source will say that a candle is still flickering in Jen’s heart for Ben and every trip they take to the Brentwood farmer’s market is bringing them closer together. The next day a source will say Jen is merely tolerating Ben’s ass for the sake of their three kids. I don’t know who these sources are, but they should all apply for jobs writing original screenplays for the Hallmark Channel.
Apparently Mary J. Blige’s “family affair” no longer includes her husband of 12 years. Oh, that was lame, even for me. According to TMZ, Mary has filed for divorce from her husband and manager, Kendu Isaacs. TMZ says that in the papers, Mary cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for why she doesn’t want to be married to Kendu anymore and lists the separation date as “to be determined.”
Mary has also requested that Kendu be blocked from asking for spousal support. TMZ isn’t sure if there’s a prenup or not, which means there’s a chance this might get messy. I hope not, though. When Mary said “no more drama in my life“, I really wanted to believe it. But knowing Mary and Kendu’s history, I’m starting to think I might have to let go of that dream. Mary and Kendu got married in December 2003 when he was still just her record producer. A short while later, Kendu became Mary J’s manager, which is always a super smart move. Eventually people started whispering that shit between Mary and Kendu was no bueno. In 2009, Mary reportedly slapped Kendu at a CD release party after she caught him looking at a cocktail waitress (her rep later denied it). A couple of years ago, Mary went on The Wendy Williams Show to quiet the rumors that her marriage was done.
Mary has said in the past that she and Kendu have a strict “no opposite-sex friends” policy in their marriage. So of course their marriage bit the dust! If Mary and Kendu get so horny for the opposite sex that they can’t even go out for something innocent like coffee with a person without the chance that they’ll do their friend on the sink in the Starbucks bathroom, then yeah, maybe marriage isn’t the right choice for them.
I’m sure that while watching celebrities pick sides during this year’s US presidential election, you’ve thought to yourself, “Okay, but who is the Y’all-y Jean Giant voting for?“, because whose mind isn’t that question on the top of? You can stop wondering who Blake Shelton will be voting for this November. Blake recently spoke to Billboard about a bunch of things, including the election. Blake doesn’t say the words “I will be voting for ____“, but let’s just say he’s a big fan of a certain expired BBQ chip grease-colored candidate.
Two days ago, we learned that Keshia Knight Pulliam was going through a whole Dr. Phil-episode’s worth of relationship awfulness with her husband of six months, former NFL player and one-time RHOA husband Ed Hartwell. A week after Keshia announced that she was knocked up with Ed’s baby, he filed for divorce and demanded a paternity test. It’s nowhere near the worst reason that a former Cosby Show cast member has found themselves in the news for recently, but it’s definitely not great.
Keshia and Ed’s situation got even more complicated. Rudy Huxtable sat down with Entertainment Tonight last night and told her side of the story.
It’s been almost two weeks since Kim Kardashian rinsed the salty blonde victim tears off her husband’s reputation by releasing several Snapchats of a conversation about the song “Famous” between Kanye West and Taylor Swift. And ever since then, there’s been no end to the reminders of the second time Kim took down a snake on camera. Kanye kept the party going last night by reminding everyone at a Drake concert about What Kim Did. You know, in case any of us accidentally got amnesia in the past 12 days and forgot. Thanks, Kanye.
Earlier today, I made a joke about Tom Hiddleston’s “screaming internally” face (copyright: Michael) while talking about Ed Sheeran’s maybe-marriage. Only a few hours later I stumbled upon this picture of him making a Level-6 “screaming internally” face while boarding a flight to LAX last night. Coincidence? No, probably not. I’m sure anyone could have predicted Tom would make that face on his way back to Los Angeles. After all, If I knew I was a 5-hour flight away from my next round of LOOK AT HOW IN LOVE WE ARE!! photo ops with Taylor Swift, I’d make that same face too.
Tom flew back to Los Angeles last night from New York, and The Daily Mail thinks he rushed back to “console” Taylor after finding out that Slytherin’s mascot didn’t receive a single MTV VMA nomination yesterday. But Gossip Cop says that Taylor doesn’t need to be consoled and she isn’t unleashing a bunch of PG expletives while throwing all the MTV VMAs she won last year into her pool. Despite UsWeekly’s report that MTV pulled a “…and none for Gretchen Weiners” on Taylor this year, she wasn’t actually snubbed. Gossip Cop says Taylor never submitted any of her eligible videos. They also say she wasn’t planning on attending this year’s ceremony since she spent the majority of last year touring rather than making videos.
Okay, but that doesn’t mean she’s not upset. Just because Taylor didn’t submit videos doesn’t mean she wasn’t expecting a couple nominations anyway. It’s like when someone invites you to their birthday party and says, “no gifts“, but you know they’re secretly wishing for a 6-foot-tall stack of presents. If Taylor’s not actually at home sulking, then why wasn’t she taking advantage of all the photographers at LAX last night? She could have waited for Tom at the arrivals gate with a handwritten sign that says “YOU’RE THE ONLY VMA I NEED: VERY MASCULINE AGENT” before jumping into his open arms. Really missed an opportunity, you two.