The year is almost over, which means you’ll have many engagement announcements to ignore on Facebook. Many celebs are also changing their relationship statuses, including Kate Winslet. The Academy Award winner wed Ned Rocknroll (whose real name is Abel Smith but that’s really boring), earlier this month in a private ceremony her rep confirmed to People.
The wedding was attended by Winslet’s two children and a few of the couple’s friends and family. Kate was walked down the aisle by her ‘Titanic’ co-star and longtime bestie Leonardo DiCaprio. Sorry to all the people who have “shipped” them since that damn boat movie came out a million years ago. Ned, who is the nephew of billionaire Richard Branson, proposed to Kate over the summer, and the two have been together since the fall of 2011. This is the second marriage for Mr. Rocknroll, and the third for Winslet , who was previously married to ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes and Jim Threapleton.
I feel like we’ve heard this before, but this time it might be true. Janet Jackson is reportedly OFFICIALLY engaged to boyfriend Wissam Al Mana, so says US Weekly. Reports started to surface again, with Al Mana reportedly giving Miss Jackson – because we’re nasty – a “huge” and “expensive” ring that she has to keep locked away for fear of losing it. The couple are set to marry this spring in Qatar, in a wedding that will cost millions, with a ceremony that will undoubtedly be “a circus”. We shall see, and personally I can’t wait to see what her brothers wear to the ceremony.
Singer and actress Brandy is reportedly about to marry again too. An insider told US Weekly that music executive Ryan Press popped the question over the holidays.
“They are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right“ Brandy had openly expressed her desire to marry Press, who she has been with for a year. “I keep hearing about a ring. People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don’t know,” she told Sister2Sister magazine in August. “I’m going to be patient and let it happen and just let it be. . . I guess it will happen when it’s the right time.” Seems like now is the right time, congrats Brandy!
Former ‘Boy Meets World’ star Rider Strong proposed to his girlfriend Alexandra Barreto on Sunday. The actor’s rep confirmed the news to US Weekly and the couple shared a cute picture with the mag. Strong’s proposal was almost ruined by weather,
“I took her for a walk under the redwoods on the property where I grew up in Northern California. It was pouring rain, but it didn’t look like it was going to stop anytime soon, so I just decided to go for it,“ he said. He also made the ring himself, learning from a jeweler and then carving it out of wax in his brother’s L.A. loft. “My dad made my mom’s ring, so I was following in his footsteps.” All together now, awwwww!
Tom Cruise might not be ready to jump the broom again, but word has it that he is seeing a new lady. The 50 year old star of ‘Jack Reacher’ was spotted at New York hot spot La Baron with 26-year old Cynthia Jorge. A source tells People, “They went out for drinks and it was nothing but a casual night out. She said he’s a nice guy.” A nice guy, huh?
Jorge, who is the manager of club Beauty & Essex, had another friend tell the New York Post that she was simply “showing Tom some of the city’s hot spots“ and that the actor and Jorge are “just friends.” A source close to Cruise notes that the actor remains single following his divorce from Kate Holmes, and that he isn’t dating anyone new.