These Are The 40 Biggest Celebrity Relationship Bombshells That Have Come Out Of Lockdown

The lockdown has, of course, halted many of our normal everyday routines. But life still goes on, and a whole host of high-profile relationships in the celebrity world have undergone significant changes since early 2020. So, here’s a look at the births, engagements, weddings and conscious uncouplings which you might have missed.

40. Dolph Lundgren and Emma Krokdal engaged

Dolph Lundgren is known as one of the toughest guys of 1980s action cinema. But he also has a sensitive side, as he showed with an Instagram pic of himself and girlfriend Emma Krokdal. The actor shared an image which showed his wife-to-be flashing her expensive engagement ring and wrote, “Something very special happened here in Sweden.” Lundgren was congratulated by one of his old-school rivals Sylvester Stallone, who commented, “You’re the best.”

39. Richard Gere becomes a father

Richard Gere proved that age ain’t nothing but a number when he became a father once again at the grand old age of 70. The Pretty Woman star and his Spanish activist wife Alejandra Silva welcomed their second son into the world in April 2020. The pair – who have an age gap of over three decades – first became parents together in 2018 with the birth of Alexander.

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38. Maggie Grace falls pregnant

“In the midst of these uncertain times, we’ve been blessed with a joyful reminder of what’s most important.” That’s how Maggie Grace – best-known for appearing in watercooler drama Lost – reflected on the news that she was expecting her first child with husband Brett Bushnell. The actress also treated her Instagram followers to a cute image of her baby bump.

37. Charlotte Church falls pregnant

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Many of us may still think of Charlotte Church as the young voice of an angel. But she’s soon about to become a mother of three. The former opera singer revealed on Twitter that she was pregnant again – only this time with husband Jonathan Powell. Church’s other two children Ruby and Dexter were from her previous relationship with rugby star Gavin Henson.

36. Dina Lohan and Jesse Nadler get engaged

There’s always drama whenever Dina Lohan is around, and lockdown was no exception. But on this occasion the famously pushy mom made headlines for happier reasons. Lohan revealed on Facebook that she’d got engaged to Jesse Nadler – her on/off boyfriend of six years. She told Us Weekly in June 2020, “We knew we loved each other and couldn’t imagine life without [one another].”

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35. Grimes and Elon Musk become parents

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You’d never expect alt-pop wunderkind Grimes and Mars-obsessed entrepreneur Elon Musk to name their first-born something traditional. But it was still a surprise when they announced that the son born during lockdown would be called the unpronounceable X Æ A-12. Musk also uploaded an unconventional first pic of the tot in which his face was covered with a tattoo filter.

34. Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin get engaged

June 2020 proved to be a period of both tragedy and triumph for former child star Aaron Carter and his model girlfriend Melanie Martin. The two were left grieving when the latter had a miscarriage at the beginning of the month. But by the mid-way point the couple had something to celebrate when they got engaged – with Carter captioning an Instagram photo of the ring, “Love wins…”

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33. Chloe Sevigny gives birth

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“Blessings to all the other families giving birth during this time,” Chloe Sevigny posted on Instagram alongside a picture of her new family unit. The actress had just welcomed daughter Vanja into the world with boyfriend Sinisa Mačković by her side. Sevigny also thanked the professionals at Mt. Sinai East hospital for their “bravery, perseverance and kindness…”

32. Heather Locklear and Chris Heisser get engaged

Melrose Place star Heather Locklear and Chris Heisser have had a turbulent relationship to say the least. But the on/off pair appear to have put these troubles behind them and announced their engagement in June 2020. Remarkably, Locklear and Heisser first met way back when they were at high school.

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31. Teyana Taylor announces pregnancy

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Teyana Taylor sure came up with a novel way of announcing that she was to become a mother for a second time. The singer revealed the pregnancy by showing her baby bump during the final scene of her latest music video. Taylor’s NBA star husband Iman Shupert and daughter Iman also appeared in the promo for “Wake Up Love.”

30. Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell get engaged

Billie Lourd has been seeing producer Austen Rydell on and off since 2016. But the couple finally seem to have settled down once and for all with the news that they are now fiancées. In an Instagram post about his proposal, Rydell said, “She said yes! (Actually she said ‘Duhhh’). But I guess that’s even better than yes?!”

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29. Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz split

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Talent manager Molly Hurwitz appeared to have had quite the effect on Matthew Perry during their early courtship. She apparently even managed to persuade the reclusive Friends star to join Instagram. Unfortunately, news emerged that the pair had split just a few months after Perry’s unlikely foray onto the social media platform.

28. Joshua Jackson becomes a father

The actor who for some will always be known as Pacey from Dawson’s Creek became a father for the first time during lockdown when his model/actress wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to a girl. Joshua Jackson later told Good Morning America in April 2020 that the timing wasn’t the most ideal. He said, “The medical system right now is a little bit difficult, so we’re figuring it out day by day. But she’s healthy and the baby’s healthy, so that’s important.”

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27. Jonathan Rivera and Janelle Miller get engaged

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Jonathan Rivera sure didn’t waste any time in moving on from his divorce. In March 2020 the 90 Day Fiancé star’s split from Fernanda Flores was officially finalized. And within just three months the reality TV favorite revealed that he was due to walk down the aisle again – this time with Janelle Miller. Rivera remarked on Instagram, “Easiest decision I’ve ever made.”

26. Raven-Symoné gets married

Raven-Symoné didn’t let the inconvenience of a worldwide lockdown get in the way of her marriage plans. The former child actress revealed to her Instagram followers in June 2020 that she had just got hitched to Miranda Maday. The former That’s So Raven actress captioned a photo of the big day, “I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home.”

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25. America Ferrera gives birth

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America Ferrera became a mother-of-two during the lockdown when she gave birth to daughter Lucia Marisol Williams in May 2020. The Superstore star excitedly revealed the news on Instagram alongside a photo of her newborn’s hand. She captioned the pic, “Mama, dada and big brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family.”

24. Dog the Bounty Hunter and Francie Frane get engaged

Dog the Bounty Hunter faced a great tragedy in 2019 when his wife Beth Chapman died of cancer. But the reality TV star was able to rebuild his life and nine months later revealed some happy news. He’d proposed to rancher Francie Frane at the Colorado home they shared, and luckily she said “yes.”

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23. Emma Roberts falls pregnant

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Us Weekly landed one of the summer’s big celebrity scoops when it exclusively revealed that Emma Roberts was pregnant. The magazine reported in June 2020 that the American Horror Story star was expecting her first child with fellow acting talent Garrett Hedlund. Interestingly, the pair had only been spotted together for the first time three months previously.

22. Rupert Grint becomes father

Rupert Grint became the first of the three main Harry Potter stars to become a parent when girlfriend Georgia Groome gave birth to a daughter in May 2020. The couple had only announced that they were expecting weeks earlier. And they were keen to keep things as private as possible – issuing a statement which politely asked the press to keep their distance.

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21. Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi split

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The L Word star Sarah Shahi began divorce proceedings against her Shameless star husband Steve Howey in May 2020, according to Us Weekly. The pair had already separated after 11 years of marriage the previous month. Howey and Shahi are parents to three children: William, Knox and Violet.

20. Dr. Dre and Nicole Young split

Dr. Dre looked to have one of the strongest marriages in the hip-hop world. The rapper, producer and entrepreneur had been together with Nicole Young for more than 20 years. However, in June 2020 it was revealed that his attorney wife and mother of children Truice and Truly had started divorce proceedings.

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19. Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler split

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After six years of marriage, NFL star Jay Cutler and reality TV favorite Kristin Cavallari revealed in April 2020 that they’d decided to go their separate ways after six years of marriage. The pair said in a joint statement, “This is just the situation of two people growing apart.” Furthermore, the parents of three young children revealed that they still had “nothing but love and respect” for one another.

18. Anderson Cooper becomes father

Anderson Cooper became a dad at the age of 52 via surrogacy as the broadcast journalist proudly announced in April 2020. The star captioned an Instagram snap of the tot, “This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was.” Cooper will share parenting duties with Benjamin Maisani – even though the couple split in 2018.

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17. Stacey Dash and Jeffrey Marty split

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Stacey Dash walked down the aisle with Jeffrey Marty in 2018 having already been married on three other occasions. Unfortunately, it wasn’t fourth time lucky and just two years later the Clueless star revealed that the pair were getting divorced. She told her Instagram followers, “After much prayer, I feel this is the right path for both of us.”

16. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock split

Kelly Clarkson will no doubt have plenty of lyrical inspiration for her next album. The first ever American Idol started divorce proceedings in June 2020 against husband Brandon Blackstock, according to reports. The pair had been married for almost seven years and are parents to son Remington and daughter River.

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15. Jordana Brewster and Andrew Form separate

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Jordana Brewster is best-known for her role in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise, and she walked down the aisle with Andrew Form in 2007. The pair later became parents to sons Rowan and Julian. But sadly Brewster and The Purge producer Form went their separate ways after 13 years as husband and wife.

14. Jaime King and Kyle Newman split

In May 2020 People magazine reported that Jaime King and Kyle Newman were heading for the divorce courts after 13 years of marriage. Sadly, it doesn’t appear to have been an amicable split. Newman was issued with a restraining order by a judge which prohibited him from being within 100 yards of the Hollywood star.

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13. Sean Hannity and Jill Rhodes split

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Fox News anchor Sean Hannity and ex-journalist Jill Rhodes are used to delivering the news. But the pair found themselves in the headlines in June 2020 after announcing they had divorced. Hannity and Rhodes – who are parents to Merri and Patrick – had actually officially split the year previously but managed to keep the news under wraps.

12. Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman experience “rocky times”

In May 2020 Neil Gaiman returned from New Zealand to his U.K. homeland – leaving musician wife Amanda Palmer and their young son Ash. “Comically bad” was how the ex-Dresden Dolls frontwoman described the timing of the journey on social media. While for his part, Gaiman later admitted that the pair had been going through “rocky times.” However, the author went on to dismiss any talk of a divorce on his official website and claimed that he would be reuniting with his family in New York state at some point.

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11. Thomas Middleditch and Mollie Gates split

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In early 2020 Thomas Middleditch made headlines when he casually revealed that he and costume designer wife Mollie Gates were part of the swingers community. The Silicon Valley star’s relationship also found its way into the news again just months later. Only this time, it was due to Gates’ filing for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

10. Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart split

Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart split for a second time in May 2020 and the former’s on-screen father ended up letting the cat out of the bag. Skeet Ulrich was hosting an Instagram Live session with his girlfriend Megan Blake Irwin when a fan asked a question about Sprouse and Reinhart. And Ulrich replied in the past tense, “They were a very cute couple.”

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9. Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox split

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Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox announced that they were calling it a day just shy of their tenth wedding anniversary. The Beverly Hills, 90210 graduate – who also had three kids with the Transformers star – revealed the news on his eponymous podcast in May 2020. He said, “I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we have built is really cool and really special.”

8. Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich split

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough announced in May 2020 that they were going their separate ways after almost three years as husband and wife. But they were both keen to state that it was an entirely amicable split. A joint statement read, “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place.”

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7. Scott Disick and Sofia Richie split

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Sofia Richie and Scott Disick first decided to go “on a break” following the latter’s stint in rehab to deal with various “past traumas,” according to Us Weekly. Sadly, the break ended up being permanent. An anonymous insider reportedly told the publication that it had been “only a matter of time” before the reality stars split for good.

6. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

Former Full House star Mary-Kate Olsen had been married to Olivier Sarkozy for five years. But it seemed as though she couldn’t get away quick enough once things turned sour. The one-time child actress had attempted to file for divorce in April 2020 but was thwarted by the lockdown. As a result, she applied for an emergency order to hurry up proceedings.

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5. Ray J and Princess Love split

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The year 2020 appeared to start out well for singer Ray J and the founder of Prella Cosmetics Princess Love. The pair had become parents for a second time after almost four years together as husband and wife. However, within months things appeared to have gone awry and Love ended up filing for divorce.

4. Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor split

News of Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor’s split after eight years emerged in June 2020. But the American Idol host had parted ways with the model a long time before, according to Us Weekly. An insider reportedly told the magazine, “They remain good friends, [the two are] each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple.”

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3. Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren split

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Noah Centineo shot to fame in 2018 as the male lead in Netflix rom-com To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. And a year later he became part of a real-life love story when the star began dating model Alexis Ren. Sadly, the pair didn’t get a happy ending. In April 2020 – just a few weeks after unfollowing each other on Instagram – it was revealed that Centineo and Ren had split.

2. Colbie Caillat and Justin Young split

Justin Young and Colbie Caillat’s five-year engagement sadly didn’t end with a walk down the aisle. In April 2020 it was revealed that the two singer-songwriters had gone their separate ways. However, Caillat was keen to point out on Instagram that the two would still maintain their relationship on a professional level and that they’d remain “best friends.”

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1. Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell split

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Friday Night Lights star Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell sadly never got the chance to exchange anniversary gifts made out of tin. That’s because the actress chose to file for divorce shortly before they were due to celebrate ten years of marriage. Us Weekly broke the news about the couple – who are parents to son Hunter – in March 2020.

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