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Just a few months ago, the Internet was buzzing with rumors that Chris Brown proposed to Karrueche from prison. Now, not even a few months following his release, we’re hearing breakup rumors. Instagram lurkers have recently discovered that just after spending Independence Day together, both Chris and Karrueche took to the photo sharing site and erased all of the recent photos that they had posted of one another. Karrueche has also been posting subliminal messages about knowing when to let go—including a reshare of a Budha quote that she posted last December.
Strangely, just before their word of their rumored breakup began circulating, Chris shared a revealing photo of Karrueche lying in bed wearing a bra and thong set to his Instagram page—a gesture that seems a bit disrespectful if you ask us. It’s also unclear what could’ve sent their relationship south so quickly. Last week at the BET Awards, Karrueche told us that she and Chris were in a very happy place.
“I’m just happy he’s home and that he’s not in that state of mind anymore,” she said. “We’re happy. You know, he’s working and I’m working. You know, right now we’re in a good place in our relationship.”
So far, representatives for Chris and Karrueche have yet to confirm or deny the rumors. But if things are off like they appear to be, it’ll probably only be a matter of time before the two are back together.
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Robin Thicke is still determined to “Get Her Back.” Her being his estranged wife, Paula Patton, of course. Just a few weeks ago, we told you that the soulful R&B crooner publicly apologized to Paula during his Billboard Awards performance of “Get Her Back.” He did something quite similar at tonight’s BET Awards.
“Good Evening, my name is Robin Thicke,” a solemn Robin said at the start of his performance. “I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife. I just want to say that I miss you and I’m sorry.”
He then began to sing another song off of his new album, “Paula,” titled “Forever Love.” It was a very heartfelt performance. We can’t help but wonder what Paula thinks about all of this.
Of course, Chris Rock had major jokes once the performance concluded, but at this point we doubt Robin cares about who’s clowning him. One of two things were probably on his mind tonight:
1. Pushing his new album
2. Actually getting his wife back.
Either way, it was a great performance.
Shantel Jackson and Floyd Mayweather arguably had one of the most volatile breakups of 2014. As you may recall, the public was made aware of their split around the time that Shantel went public with her new relationship with rapper Nelly. Apparently unhappy with Shantel’s decision to move on, Floyd took to the Internet with medical papers believed to be Shantel’s and told fans that he broke up with the model because he learned that she aborted their twin babies.
For the first time since their split, the couple ran into one another at a BET Awards pre-party last night. The encounter was very awkward as to be expected and to make things even more interesting, the exchange was captured by TMZ.
When Floyd realized that Shantel was at the party, he tried to get her attention to say hello.
“Don’t be like that!” Floyd yelled across the room to Shantel who we’re guessing ignored him.
On the other side of the room, cameras captured Shantel having her pathway blocked by a woman who was more than likely trying to keep the lovers-turned-enemies apart. Interestingly, just before entering the party, Shantel spoke with a TMZ cameraman about Floyd giving her the name “Miss Jackson.”
“Of course my last name is Jackson, but it was given to me by my ex significant other,” she told her interviewer.
Witness the awkward encounter below.
‘I’d Rather Be Physically Cold Than Emotionally Cold:’ Rick Fox And His Young Girlfriend Call It Quits
Rick Fox and his girlfriend, actress Eliza Dushku have decided to throw in the towel after nearly five years of dating. It’s unclear if their split was amicable, but the “Bring It On” actress recently revealed that they decided to go their separate ways due to their conflicting desires to live on opposite coasts.
“Rick’s an LA guy and I’m a Boston girl,” the 33-year-old told The Boston Globe.
Apparently, Eliza could no longer tolerate the Los Angeles lifestyle. After leaving Rick, she decided to purchase a condo near her hometown in Massachusetts.
“Nobody in LA has a basement,” she said. “They all have the obligatory storage spaces in the Valley.”
As it turns out, basement-less houses aren’t the only thing that Eliza won’t miss about Los Angeles. She says she could do without the “emotionally cold” residents as well.
“I’d rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in LA,” she said. “I missed my town and I missed my family.”
We’re not really sure if Eliza considers Rick to be one of those “emotionally cold” LA folks, but something seems especially cold about their breakup. Rick also confirmed their split this week during an appearance on “The View.”
“I’m single,” the “Hit The Floor” actor told Sherri Shepherd.
Rick vaguely spoke about marriage during his relationship with Eliza, but it’s unclear whether or not he ever had solid intentions of actually marrying her.
“You don’t go 20 months…without talking about marriage,” Rick told E! Online back in 2010. “I’ve been married before, so we definitely talk about the truth of what marriage is about. I’m not gunshy about marriage, even though I failed. I failed at it the first time, so my next opportunity will be one where I’ll be honestly more experienced and intelligent about it.”
Well, that’s that I suppose.
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‘You Should’ve Told Him Not To Slip Up!’ Christina Milian Seems To Be Hinting That Jas Prince Was Unfaithful
Being a celebrity can suck royally. Complete strangers often feel at liberty to comment on personal matters, such as breakups. Last week, we told you that Christina Milian and fiancé, Jas Prince, parted ways. Though a reason was not initially given for the split, the singer and actress recently struck back at an Instagram follower who advised her to stay with Jas and fight for their relationship.
“I know one thing, you better still be with Jas. He seems like a good guy who really loves you and Violet. Don’t slip up,” the follower wrote.
A clearly unamused Christina responded:
“I’m not. You should’ve told HIM not to slip up. But everyone’s really caught up in what they see only on Instagram. I can make everything ‘appear’ perfect to the works, but my truth is still the truth.”
From the outside looking in, it seems like infidelity could’ve been a cause for the couple’s demise. But honestly speaking, “slip ups” aren’t just exclusive to cheating. Despite the unfortunate news, Christina appears to be maintaining a positive mindset.
“Stay focused. Learn your lessons. Have No regrets. Get your life together. #EverythingWillBeOkay,” she tweeted late last week.
Keep your head up, Christina!
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For the past couple of weeks, messy headlines that tell of the love train known as Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, Nelly, Ashanti, Tae Heckard, Brandon Jennings and Teyana Taylor have been shared across media outlets. While so much can be said about the über eventful love lives of these well-known people, there are also plenty of lessons to be learned. One of those lessons being, how NOT to break up.
Floyd Mayweather and ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, made news after he attempted to embarrass Jackson by uploading medical paperwork to Instagram, accompanied by a caption that pointed to an abortion as the reason for their split.
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.#ShantelJackson#FloydMayweather#TheMoneyTeam#TMT.”
Shortly after, the boxing champion released a dated photo of Shantel and joked that he wanted a refund for all of the cosmetic surgery that he paid to have performed on her.
“…@missjackson Before all the plastic surgery I had to pay for. I’m an Indian giver I want my money back LOL…#PlasticSurgery #TMT,” he wrote.
Despite the seemingly misplaced LOLs tacked at the end of his messages, his antics reeked of a heartbroken man who lacks a constructive way of dealing with his feelings. He was hurt that their relationship didn’t work out (and possibly that she terminated her pregnancy), and since he was unsure whether or not she was feeling the same way, he set out to inflict pain on her as well. He sought to publicly humiliate and degrade her, possibly hoping that he would feel better after the fact. But in the end, it’s highly unlikely that he did. It’s believed that Shantel’s recent revelation that she’s romantically involved with Nelly is what sent Floyd over the edge. But in the end, he only made himself look bitter, vindictive and emotionally unstable. Blasting or attempting to “expose” an ex after a breakup is rarely, if ever, the move.
But Mayweather isn’t the only offender here when it comes to how not to break up. There’s also something to be learned from the actions of Detroit Pistons star Brandon Jennings. In case you’ve already checked out of this messy web of love and lies because it’s way too much to digest, allow me to catch you up to speed. Jennings and Teyana Taylor were an item, off and on, for nearly six years (according to her timeline). The two were even allegedly engaged. Recently, Jennings began claiming actress and model Lashontae Heckard as his new girlfriend, and even fiancée. Problem 1: Heckard was actually a friend of Taylor’s. Problem 2: According to Taylor, Jennings began to seriously downplay their relationship on social media once he got with Heckard.
“On Twitter he said he’s been single for three years,” Teyana said during a recent interview. Brandon knows, the world knows, I know that we were engaged. That was very public. We were engaged at the Madea premiere.
I feel no real man should ever downplay anything, whether it’s me, his baby’s mother, anything. Don’t downplay your past relationships to build a platform. If she loved you for who you are or liked you for who you are, then she’s gonna like your regardless. You don’t need to downplay me. I was disappointed. I felt betrayed because of everything we’ve been through on and off for six years.”
Some speculate that Jennings simply wanted to get back at Taylor for ending their relationship, while others speculate that he made their relationship seem insignificant to make his new lady feel secure. Either way, trying to diminish or downplay the role a person once played in your life simply because things didn’t work out is also a really immature thing to do.
Breaking up has always been hard to do, but there’s no reason for it to get so ugly. The name calling, taking to social media, and downplaying the roles of the person you once couldn’t get enough of isn’t necessary–and you’re not fooling anybody. Maturity is everything. And if your ex is the one seeking to get a rise out of you, remember this quote from Rachel Wolchin: “Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.” Get it? Got it? Good.
What do you think? What are some other things that people should avoid doing after a break-up?
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When Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora split up back in Dec. 2012, he sent a clear message that this was not an amicable breakup. The troubled reality star blasted his singer ex-girlfriend on Twitter, going as far as accusing her of cheating on him with 20 different men.
“She cheated on me with 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart. I mean 20?!” he tweeted at the time. “How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship?!?!”
“I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time while trying to start a career.”
During a recent stay in New York, Rita stopped by Power 105.1 where she had a chat with The Breakfast Club about Rob’s public meltdown.
“I’m still waiting,” she said in response to Rob’s allegations. “I’ll let you know when I [do have sex with that many people]. But I didn’t.” “What I think is that people react to things differently and like to express their feelings in certain ways,” she continued. “I don’t tend to use social media. So when that whole situation happened, silence for me is the biggest form of flattery. And I love to keep it moving unless I need to say something.”
For quite a bit of time following their split, Rob’s life appeared to be on somewhat of downward spiral. And apparently some folks have been blaming Rita his recent misfortune—including the large amount of weight he has gained since the split. Rita, however, says she has nothing to do with it.
“Why is everyone blaming that [on me]?” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress questioned. “Look, I don’t want to talk about this too much because people move onward and upward. But you know, it was a phase. It was a moment in my life. And you know, now it’s onward and upward.”
Speaking of controversy, Rita also discussed rumors that she’s beefing with fellow RocNation artist Rihanna.
“First of all, I love her,” Rita reasoned. “I think she is dope. And all these kind of comparisons, it’s kind of pretty flattering. But I know it’s not that. Being from London, there is only so much that you can learn about this [person] from this side of the pond. But it’s better to be compared to [Rihanna] than being compared to Shrek or somebody.” “It’s rumors. It’s all rumors,” she continued. “Good thing is though, I’m own my own thing, she’s doing her own thing. We don’t need to watch what each other is doing. We just do our own thing.”
As for those pesky rumors that she’s carrying on a secret affair with Jay Z, Rita says:
“Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life.. You should know better than that. That’s just straight up disrespect, you can’t even go there. That’s not even a question.”
Watch Rita’s full interview on the next page.
Another celebrity couple is throwing in the towel…
According to TMZ, Melika Payne, wife of “Martin” actor Carl Payne Jr., filed for divorce with the L.A. County Superior Court last month. It’s unclear what ruined the couple’s 22-year marriage, but Melika cites “irreconcilable differences” in her filing.
Melika’s decision probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise to her famous husband, as the couple has been legally separated since 2012. She is requesting sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their son. Melika is also requesting spousal support from her actor husband.
The estranged couple tied to knot back in 1992. They have been legally married for twenty-two years, but legally separated for two of those years.
Yesterday we told you about a few rumors that were circulating about a split between Big Sean and fiancée, Naya Rivera, after he reportedly confessed to being unfaithful. As it turns out, those rumors may only be half-true. A representative on behalf of the Detroit rapper has confirmed to TMZ that the wedding is indeed off, but they insist that the “recent rumors and accusations” about him cheating are completely false.
A source claiming to be close to the “Beware” rapper says that he called off the wedding weeks ago because Naya was way “too controlling” and had serious jealousy issues in regard to the women he met and worked with while on tour. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Naya was busy typing up a furious tweet accusing Sean of stealing from her.
Sources close to the couple say that Sean did in fact take a Rolex from Naya’s house, but it was the Rolex that he purchased for himself when he became successful. According to reports, he gave it to Naya to hold, not to keep. So when the jig was up, he took it back. As you may recall, Sean and Naya announced their engagement after just six months of dating. Knowing Sean, we can probably expect a few detailed songs about their relationship and breakup pretty soon. However, in the meantime, while we wait, I guess we can cue that song Naya released a few months ago dissing Sean’s exes.
The tabloids screamed of being “shocked!” when these couples split. But upon a little further investigation, these celebrity breakups and “conscious uncouplings” were a long time coming.