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Nicki Minaj I'm Not a Married Woman ... Despite Calling Boyfriend 'Husband'

3/19/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj did not secretly walk down the aisle with bad boy boyfriend Kenneth Petty, despite recently referring to him as her "husband."

As you know ... the rumors started kicking into overdrive after Nicki called her new man her "husband" on the latest episode of "Queen Radio." 

Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ ... she's very much in love with Kenneth, but any reports saying they're married are false ... despite what she said. 

We broke the story ... the superstar rapper is considering getting hitched to Kenneth -- and they are talking marriage after just a few months of dating -- but we're told they haven't jumped the broom.

As for Kenneth's checkered history with the law, which includes convictions for first-degree attempted rape and manslaughter, we're told Nicki doesn't care about his troubled past because he treats her great ... and she's tired of people bashing him. 

Bottom line ... Nicki calling Kenneth her hubby is kinda like Travis Scott calling Kylie Jenner his "wife" ... although that seems to be on shaky ground these days. 

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Teammates Engaged ... We're Going Public!

3/13/2019 7:52 AM PDT
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Two members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team are more than teammates -- they're engaged to be married!!

Defender Ali Krieger and goalie Ashlyn Harris just revealed they've not only been dating for the last 9 years, but Ashlyn actually proposed in September ... and Ali said, "Yes!"

It all went down in Clearwater Beach, Florida -- where Ashlyn busted out a pretty impressive rock. 

The two are now planning to tie the knot at the end of 2019, according to People.com

Ali and Ashlyn met on the USWNT in 2010 -- with Harris explaining, "We always sat next to each other on the bus and on flights, and we kind of just talked about our dreams and our hopes and what we wanted to do one day when we grew up. Because at the time, we were kids."

The couple wasn't exactly hiding their relationship, but they didn't flash it around either because they didn't want to be a distraction.

"We wanted to be professional and make sure that we showed up every day and did our job and it wasn’t just because we were together, it was because we love what we do, and we’re really good at what we do,” Krieger told People.

"We became more and more confident within and ourselves and then clearly within our relationship," Harris said ... adding, "Finally, after all these years, I just feel like I don’t have to hide anything or feel like I’m not living up to the community I’m in."

Congrats! 

Luke Perry & Fiancee Wendy Summer Wedding Had Been Planned

3/13/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Luke Perry and his fiancee, Wendy Madison Bauer, were planning on getting married later this year before his shocking death -- this according to their "save the date" cards.

TMZ obtained one of their "save the dates," and it forecast a late summer wedding in L.A. It looks like Luke and Wendy planned to get hitched August 17. The card doesn't get into more specific detail, but it does say a formal invite would follow.

BTW ... the "save the date" card was elegantly designed, featuring a grey and gold color scheme as well as a Naive Inline-type font. Very Gatsby-esque.

Wendy broke her silence over the weekend, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of love and support she's received in the wake of Luke's passing earlier this month.

We broke the story ... Luke died in the hospital a few days after suffering a massive stroke at his Southern California home. Doctors sedated him, hoping he'd recover, but he never did. 

Regarding Luke himself, Wendy said, "The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him,” she continues, “I also want to thank his children, family, and friends for their love and support. We have found comfort in one another and in the knowledge that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be dearly missed." 

It's unclear when exactly Luke and Wendy got engaged, but what is clear is that they were aiming to make things official very soon. 

J Lo and A-Rod Our Engagement's Really Taking Off Celebration Continues On Private Jet

3/12/2019 6:36 PM PDT

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still basking in the glow of their recent engagement ... and the happy couple is taking their celebration to the friendly skies. 

J Lo and A-Rod just boarded a private jet together, and it's decked out with tons of cute mementos for their engagement.

J Lo is clearly a big fan of the arrangements ... including powdered donuts crowned with images of diamonds, silver balloons that say "congrats," and a bottle of champagne on ice next to a chalkboard sign commemorating their engagement date. Nice touch!!!

Looks like A-Rod is intent on going over the top in professing his love for J Lo ... they previously celebrated on a bed of roses after the retired MLB superstar dropped to one knee over the weekend for a beachy proposal

We're guessing Alex's got a few more tricks up his sleeve when they touch down ... happy flight!!!

A-Rod & J Lo World Series Ring Nearly Upstages Proposal!!!

3/12/2019 10:27 AM PDT

Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a heavy hand ... quite literally.

A-Rod and J Lo just released pictures from his beachy proposal over the weekend ... with the former MLB star's World Series ring from 2009 with the Yankees damn near taking center stage. You can see in the pics Alex down on bended knee with his lone WS ring on his right hand. 

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But, J Lo's eyes were laser-focused on her new diamond ring and seemed surprised as hell. If you click on the picture slides ... you can see the happy couple embrace each other with a kiss while A-Rod's still down on one knee. And, BAM ... both A-Rod's World Series ring and her gigantic diamond are both on display.

But, ya gotta wonder ... which ring's bigger?

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As we reported ... A-Rod popped the question and, of course, she said yes. They later celebrated on a bed of roses. GET IT!!!

Chuck Schumer God Bless J Lo and A-Rod ... But Don't Ask Me to Officiate

3/12/2019 7:04 AM PDT

Chuck Schumer's very happy for his friends Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, but when it comes time for their wedding ... he wants nothing to do with leading them through their vows.

The New York Senator was out in D.C. Monday and got asked about J Lo and A-Rod's recent engagement ... he seems to be all about it.

Schumer's not down with officiating their nuptials, though ... but it's nothing personal. Chuck says he has a bad track record so he's sworn it off forever -- basically, he's doing them a favor.

The Senator also has some solid and fitting advice for the power couple, who happen to be incredibly wealthy. Peep the clip.

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As we reported ... Rodriguez and Lopez shared their big news Saturday -- they're getting hitched after a couple of years of dating. J Lo also showed off her MASSIVE new rock. 

Michelle Wie Engaged to Jerry West's Son

3/11/2019 6:01 AM PDT
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2019 is looking up for Michelle Wie ... the golf superstar is engaged to her boyfriend, who happens to be the son of one of the greatest NBA players EVER!!

Wie said "yes" to Jonnie West -- whose dad is Jerry West.

30-year-old Jonnie is the Director of Basketball Operations for the Golden State Warriors, where Jerry was an exec from 2011 to 2017. 

Wie is clearly stoked about the engagement, posting photos of the proposal in San Francisco with the caption, "My person for life!!!!! #WieGoesWest."

Great to see Wie so happy after a rough February, when she pulled out of HSBC Women's World Championship after reinjuring her hand. 

Of course, Wie had surgery on the same hand last year. Sucks. 

No word on when the wedding will take place -- but congrats!!!

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend ... In Star-Studded Ceremony

3/10/2019 3:56 PM PDT

Chance the Rapper became Chance the Groom this weekend, 'cause he married his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child in a ceremony that was filled with celebs.

The Chicago MC tied the knot Saturday with Kristen Corley in a relatively small gathering at the Pelican Hill resort in Newport Beach, CA. According to reports, about 150 guests were in attendance ... including stars like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Dave Chappelle. Chance and Kristen have one daughter together, 3-year-old Kensli.

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TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne _____________________________ #TSRExclusive: #Roommates, it looks like #ChanceTheRapper is now Chance the husband! We have exclusive pictures of Chance getting hitched this weekend to his longtime girlfriend #KristenCorley in a private, outdoor ceremony surrounded by white roses! The wedding took place in Newport, CA where a few of Chance’s famous friends like #DaveChapelle, #Kim and #KanyeWest were in attendance. ______________________________ The lovebirds have known each other since they were 9 years old and share a beautiful daughter #Kensli, who was sitting front row to watch her parents jump the broom! Congrats to the pair! 🙌🏽❤️❤️ (📸: Splash News/Backgrid)

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The Shade Room got photos of the wedding, and you can see it was a gorgeous affair, with Chance opting for a white tux. You can also see Kim, Ye and Dave looking sharp for their good pal.

Apparently, Chance and Kristen got legally married back in December ... but held off on an official ceremony until now. Congrats to the happy couple!!!

J Lo and A-Rod We're Engaged!!! Celebrate on Bed of Roses

3/10/2019 10:29 AM PDT
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3/10 10:00 AM PT -- As if the enormous rock wasn't enough romance ... A-Rod made sure the bedroom was ready for a "she said yes" celebration. Check out the bed of roses, and yeah ... he gave us a glimpse of J Lo too. 

Somebody cue up some Marvin Gaye!!!

Alex Rodriguez popped the question, Jennifer Lopez said yes, and they both shared their exciting news ... at the same time!!!

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J Lo and A-Rod are engaged after dating for a little more than 2 years and announced it on Instagram with simultaneous posts Saturday night. They each shared a pic of him holding her hand while showing off her MASSIVE new rock.

Jennifer captioned hers with heart emojis, and Alex captioned his "she said yes" (followed by a heart emoji). A-Rod also shared a screenshot of the definition of "Soulmate" by Bianca Sparacino on his IG story hours beforehand ... a signal something big was coming.

It reads ... "A soulmate isn't someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to complete yourself. A soulmate is someone who loves you with so much conviction, and so much heart, that it is nearly impossible to doubt just how capable you are of becoming exactly who you have always wanted to be."

No word on any wedding plans yet, but if the engagement ring is an indicator ... no expense will be spared.

Congrats!

Originally Published -- 3/9/2019 6:01 PM PT

Danielle Staub Wedding Postponed ... My Daughters Aren't Having It!!!

3/2/2019 5:10 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Staub's wedding looks like it's going to have to wait ... because her daughters are putting up a fight.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was heading into her NYC hotel Saturday when she revealed she might not marry her fiance, Oliver Maier, on Monday as planned. Danielle claims her 2 daughters are "pushing back" ... but it's unclear what their issue is.

Danielle and Oliver were spotted heading into Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry store earlier Saturday to pick out her wedding ring, which she says will be ready Monday ... even if they don't tie the knot. 

Looks like they took a close look at a variety of styles, too ... while enjoying a drink.

As for whether or not Danielle's having second thoughts about getting married (for the fourth time) ... she says no way -- Maier's the one.

We broke the story ... Danielle's ex-husband, Marty Caffrey, thinks her getting remarried so quickly might be less about true love and more about money. Remember, they were just officially divorced 9 days ago, and part of their agreement includes her buying their $2 million house.

Either way, the 'RHONJ' star is engaged for the 21st time, and if her daughters get their wish ... it'll stay that way for awhile longer.

Danielle Staub's Ex-Husband Surprised By Her Wedding News ... I Have My $uspicions

3/2/2019 2:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

2:30 PM PT -- Danielle's rep, Steve Honig, has clapped back at Marty's insinuation, telling us ... "Marty needs to stop trying to parlay his 15 minutes of fame into a career in reality television."

Honig adds ... "He should be spending his time addressing his own issues, of which there are many, rather than providing commentary on Danielle."Marty Caffrey says Danielle Staub getting remarried so quickly after their divorce is pretty shocking -- even for her -- but he thinks there might be an ulterior motive ... worth a couple million bucks.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star's ex-husband tells TMZ ... he doesn't understand the urgency of Danielle tying the knot again UNLESS it has to do with their divorce agreement -- specifically, the part where she has to buy their $2 million NJ home.

Marty says he hopes Danielle and her new fiance, Oliver Maier, are truly happy and in love, but watch the clip ... he has a list of reasons that make him doubt it.

We broke the story ... Danielle was ecstatic leaving the courthouse just a little more than a week ago, flaunting her divorce papers and giving Marty a parting middle finger.

Days later she revealed she was engaged again -- for the 21st time! -- and is scheduled to marry Maier Monday in NYC. After it's official, Staub will become a duchess ... because Oliver is the duke of Provence. His family is from southern France, and owns 15 vineyards and 2 castles.

Nice catch.

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Marty seems to be cool with all of it ... as long as the house gets paid off. If it does, he says he'll buy Oliver a drink.

We reached out to Danielle for comment -- no word back so far ... but she might be a little busy planning her 4th wedding.

Originally Published --  1:58 PM PT

Taylor Swift Surprises Couple with Song ... At Engagement Party

2/24/2019 7:43 AM PST

Taylor Swift shocked the hell out of a group of people who were celebrating an engagement, by strolling in with her guitar and serenading them.

Alex Goldschmidt and Ross Girard invited friends to Sycamore Tavern in Hollywood Saturday night, when Alex said he had a friend who would help them memorialize the night. He said her name was Taylor, but no one had a clue what was coming.

Taylor came out, people were stunned, and she performed "King of My Heart" from her Reputation album.

Suffice to say ... it was an eventful, very successful shindig.

Meghan Markle Celeb GFs Parade Out of Shower ... No Priyanka, But Still BFFs

2/20/2019 2:49 PM PST
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2:45 PM PT -- Looks like the party's over, or at least this stage of it. We got Meghan's friends -- including Amal Clooney and Gayle King -- pouring out of the Mark Hotel where they held the baby shower.

They walked out into some crappy winter weather, but still ... smiles all around.

Priyanka Chopra couldn't make it to Meghan Markle's baby shower -- a sure sign there's trouble in paradise for close pals ... normally, anyway, but these 2 are a different breed o' BFF. 

Sources close to Priyanka tell TMZ ... the actress did NOT make it to Meghan's NYC baby shower -- despite reports to the contrary -- and it's because she was stuck working in Los Angeles.

We're told Priyanka was bogged down on the left coast with meetings for a book she's writing.

Although, Meghan's pal Serena Williams made it to NYC ... it's been a while since she and Priyanka and have been able to find time for each other. 

Priyanka crossed the pond for Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding last summer, but Meghan wasn't there when Priyanka and Nick Jonas tied the knot in India. 

We're told Meghan's December schedule simply didn't align with Priyanka and Nick's nearly endless stream of wedding receptions. The Duchess of Sussex has a ton of obligations ... and being pregnant further complicates her social schedule. 

Despite the missed connections ... we're told Priyanka and Meghan's friendship hasn't changed, and they still talk regularly. No issues here!

Originally Published -- 12:49 PM PT

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