“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
Okay, consider me fascinated with Vanessa Bryant, wife to basketball star Kobe Bryant. She’s knows what matters! Championship rings over wedding rings!
So, background: Vanessa filed for divorce nine months ago, following rumors that Kobe had cheated on her. Again, if you count the time that Kobe was accused of raping a woman in a Colorado hotel room — he said the sex was consensual and charges were eventually dropped. However, Vanessa told NYMag.com’s The Cut that the couple is “working on things.” Remember when all it took for her to stand by Kobe during the rape allegations was an 8.5 carat diamond ring? I wonder what kind of gifts she gets when Kobe comes home from a losing streak on the road? The Lakers should make her an honorary assistant coach. She could be really motivational. [NYMag.com via Dlisted]
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took a private jet to New York City for his birthday celebration, and sat side-by-side at Manhattan’s Blue Hill restaurant looking “like a long-term couple in love,” a source tells People. Then Theroux—who had been “dying” to propose—whipped out an eight-carat diamond ring, reports the Daily Mail. “It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond. It’s a rectangle with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides,” a friend tells Life & Style. “Just after Jen got engaged, she called all her friends and told them about it. She was so happy and said she loves the ring. I think she was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the size and beauty of it!” Read more…
Last night, Jon Stewart went easy on Robert Pattinson, whose appearance on “The Daily Show” was his first since his ‘Twilight” co-star/girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, was busted publicly cheating on him with director Rupert Sanders. Jokingly (but sweetly) offering him a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, Stewart said that for young people, breaking up sometimes feels “like the would is ending … this is the first time I’ve seen the world react that way.” An awkward situation, graciously handled by both fellows. Clip above!
While Kris Jenner is no fan of Kanye West’s new song “Perfect Bitch,” she is a fan of him in general for her daughter Kim Kardashian. Such a big fan in fact that she’s reportedly offering him millions of dollars if he’ll just marry her favorite daughter.
A “source” told Star magazine that Jenner tried to lure Kanye in with the promise of $350 million in deals if he just makes Kim his wife. Kim is reportedly furious about her mom’s meddling, but like usual, she’ll probably do nothing about it and/or defend her momager.
It’s totally the stuff of speculation at this point, but the sad truth is that no one would be surprised at all if it is true. In fact, in the scheme of overbearing, over-involved meddling in Kim’s love life, this is a pretty minor offense for Jenner. Perhaps evensweet, in a twisted, Kardashian sort of way? Read more…
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are engaged!
Theroux’s rep confirmed to People magazine today: “Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.”
These two have been rumored to be engaged for awhile. Huffington Post said Theroux proposed days after the pair were spotted vacationing in Hawaii; it’s unclear where the proposal happened. No word yet on what Jen’s ring looks like or where the wedding will be. Mazel tov, you two!
Remember back in That Time Before Kristen Stewart Took Over the Tabloids (TTBKSTOTT), when everyone was talking about Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith and how they were totally breaking up? It seems like there was a weeks-long period when every celebrity rag in publication was downright obsessed with their relationship, and the rumors went so far as to claim Jada had retained a high-powered divorce attorney, they had split up the kids … and that Will was getting jiggy with actor Duane Martin.
In the latest issue of Essence, Jada addressed the rumors head-on, and I have to admire her for being willing to talk about this crap. Because it has to suck, being asked for the millionth time whether or not your marriage is about to fall apart. Read more…