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Columbus Short Is Engaged Again — And Expecting Another Baby

August 22nd, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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Columbus Short Engaged

Stand For Kids Gala at the 20th Century Fox Studios – Arrivals
Featuring: Columbus Short, fiance Aida Abramyan
Where: Century City, California, United States
When: 19 Jun 2016
Credit: Nicky Nelson/

Columbus Short may be short on roles since getting fired from Scandal in the midst of revealing a rather serious drug problem, but one thing there’s no shortage of in his life is women. In fact, the actor is preparing to walk down the aisle for the fourth time next year, and he and his new fiancée are also expecting a child.

So who’s the lady? Aida Abramyan. Apparently the two have been dating on and off for years, but are now ready to make things official as they prepare to welcome their first child together, a son, Short confirmed to Entertainment Tonight. The pair plans to walk down the aisle in January 2017 before the little one arrives. This will be the 33 year old’s third child.

If you feel like it was just yesterday that we were discussing Short and Karrine Steffans tumultuous marriage, you’re right. We found out the unlikely pair had jumped the broom in January of this year (though he claimed the union wasn’t legal) and by March, Steffans was calling him out as a cheater on social media.

Prior to that, Short had an extremely hostile split from ex-wife Tanee McCall with whom he shares a four-year-old daughter. McCall accused Short of being abusive and he was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to take a counseling course after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery in 2014. Prior to that, he was married to a woman named Brandi, who is the mother of his oldest son.

Short has also battled numerous criminal charges during the past couple of years, having spent six days in custody for violating the terms of his probation relating to a 2014 assault charge and serving another 24 hours in jail for failing a drug test at an in-patient drug rehab program at the Pasadena Recovery Center in California, WENN pointed out. Let’s hope Short gets it together the fourth time around.



Lunchtime Chat: So Many Celebrity Marriages and Engagements

August 15th, 2016 - By Quindara Lazenbury
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Today’s episode of #LunchtimeChat featured a discussion on various celebrity marriages and engagements including; Kevin Hart + Eniko, Ray J + Princess Love and Adrienne Bailon + Israel Houghton.  The ladies shared the opinions on the nuptial announcements and celebrations per usual with fun and flare.

Catch the chat and share your thoughts below!  Make sure to tune in to #LunchtimeChat every weekday at noon on Facebook Live!



Misty Copeland Marries Longtime Boo Olu Evans!

August 1st, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Misty Copeland Marries Longtime Boo Olu Evans

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Our favorite ballerina Misty Copeland is a married woman now. According to E! News Misty Copeland married her longtime partner Olu Evans.

E! confirmed that the couple, who have been together for ten years, exchanged vows at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, overlooking the ocean.

An insider told E!, it was a romantic, “small and intimate wedding” with only 100 guests. Copeland wore a gown designed by Inbal Dror. She also wore shoes designed by Christian Louboutin.

The decorations included white and pink roses and pink hydrangeas.

And as a bit of a fun fact, Olu Evans just so happens to be Taye Diggs’ cousin.

Fine runs in the family.

Congratulations to Olu and Misty!

Russell Wilson And Ciara Are Getting Married Today

July 6th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Yesterday, the internet was flipping its collective lid thinking that Russell Wilson and his lady love Ciara tied the knot.

They thought yesterday was the day because images surfaced of Ciara in a white gown and Russell in a suit. The couple were in Liverpool, England. But apparently, that was just the rehearsal dinner because according to Us Weekly, the couple are tying the knot today, Wednesday July 6.

According to a source their nuptials will be witnessed by more than 100 family and friends, including Ciara’s A-list crew, Lala Anthony, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams, the same group of ladies who celebrated at what looked like a poolside bachelorette party.

We’ve all been following their relationship pretty closely. But here’s a recap of the whirlwind romance. The two were first seen together in April 2015. And they got engaged this past March while they were vacationing in Seychelles.

And how could we forget the most interesting topic of discussion surrounding these two? They have been very public and open about their decision to remain celibate throughout their courtship.

This is Ciara’s second engagement, after calling it off with the father of her child, rapper Future. And it’s the second marriage for Wilson who was married to his high school sweetheart Ashton Meem from 2012-2014.

Congratulations to these two! We’re rooting for them and we can’t wait to see the pictures!

Update: Here are a couple.

We are The Wilsons!

A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

Update: Columbus Short Responds To Being Put On Blast “It Ain’t The First Time I’ve Been Homeless.”

March 29th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Date night out with the hubs @officialcshort. #MeetTheShorts

A photo posted by Mrs. Karrine Short (@karrineandco) on


Update: While Columbus was sitting silent in the video Karrine posted, several hours later, he had a few things to say about what seems to be their breakup on Twitter. 

See what he had to say. 

(Did this dude just spell her name incorrectly?) 

Man…when you’re homeless, you definitely shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds and shelters you. Smh… hopefully Columbus will learn one day. 


Karrine Steffans and Columbus Short have certainly had a whirlwind romance. Before we even had a chance to get used to these two as a couple, they were announcing that they were married. That was mid January.

Now, in late March, it seems that there might be trouble in paradise.

Well, not exactly “seems,” Karrine made it crystal clear on her Twitter page early this morning.

And as y’all know, Columbus Short is no stranger to mess and mayhem. And for whatever reason, there’s always a camera around to capture it.

Last night/early this morning, Karrine was holding that camera as she told the world that Short had been unfaithful. She even took the liberty of making it a bit easier for the blogs to find these women that he allegedly cheated with, by @ mentioning them in her Instagram post.

There was also a video. And the looks one or both of them didn’t take the news too kindly. Columbus’ belongings were strewn across the floor of what looked like some type of lobby. While Karrine spoke, Short sat silently in a chair.

You okay @officialcshort?

A video posted by Mrs. Karrine Short (@karrineandco) on

If you’ve followed Karrine’s Instagram page since January, you know that literally every other post is about her fabulous marriage to Columbus and how she’s never loved anyone as deeply as she loves him.

So naturally, it’s quite interesting to see this 180 degree turn.

I really don’t know what to say about these two. So, we’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Though, with Short’s history of domestic violence, I certainly hope she protects herself.

Should Regular Folks Keep Their Marriages On The Hush Like J Cole?

January 19th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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For months, rumors have been swirling about J Cole and his engagement to longtime girlfriend Melissa Heholt. And then they died down, leaving all of his fans and fanatics with a little bit of hope that he was still, technically, on the market.

But yesterday, we learned that that is not the case.

While Cole and director Ryan Cooler were celebrating Dr. King’s dream at the MLKNow event, many women had theirs crushed.

In case you missed the moment, you can watch it in the video above where Coogler asked the rapper how being married has changed him.

Wait, what?! The last we heard, he was questionably engaged. And now we learn that he’s married?

The news left our heads spinning trying to catch up.

Once I let it soak in, the whole thing made sense. The only thing we’ve known for certain about J Cole’s relationship is that he’s been in one from the time he was in college. And that’s it. Mind you, there are pages and pages of speculation about their relationship and his cheating on Lipstick Alley; but the facts are they met in college. Period.

For someone whose relationship will be viewed under a microscope, speculated and whispered about, the notion of keeping it secret seems cautious, protective, smart. Not only do people assume most celebrity men can’t be faithful, there are plenty of people who will root for public relationships to fail.

And that brings me to the regular folk. Are there benefits to keeping your wedding and your marriage low key? Certainly.

And here are just a few.

Maintains its sanctity 

There’s the wedding and then there’s the marriage. And more often than not, the preparation and planning for a wedding becomes such a monster that the marriage, the entire purpose of the wedding, seems to take a backseat. When you marry secretly, whether you elope or keep the guest list to a minimum, you don’t have to consider the opinions, wishes and critiques of others.

Saves money 

If people don’t know you’re getting married, if there are no social media announcements, there will be fewer people, random people, asking for invitations, attempting to bring cousins you’ve never met who will be there talking about the food you so painstakingly selected and paid for.

Build quietly

I don’t want to make a habit out of agreeing with Future. But even a broken clock is right twice a day. And though the rapper’s argument was a bit illogical, he said that he wanted to marry Ciara privately, so that when the tabloids learned about their nuptials, they would have made it past the newlywed stage. Now, considering the fact that Future and Ciara literally promoted their relationship, I’m going to call B.S. But for those who haven’t appeared on red carpets, tattooed the other’s initial or publicly referred to their partner as royalty, then the idea of doing the grunt work out of the public eye might not be such a bad idea. Depending on who you ask, the first year as a married couple can either be fun and exciting or a shock to the system. But everyone agrees that it is an adjustment. While you’re transitioning into the role you plan to hold for the rest of your life, it might be nice to do so without the prying eyes of others.

Keeps your business your own 

When we’re in love, we have a tendency to want to declare it. If you’ve seen Mean Girls, you know about word vomit. You might want to keep certain details or the entire relationship to yourself but as you’re speaking, things just keep flying out. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But it also invites wandering eyes into one of your most private, most intimate relationships. As joyous and celebratory as weddings can be, they can be just as special if they’re shared between the two people who will ultimately have to work to keep the union strong.

Columbus Short and Karrine Steffans Are Married!

January 14th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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We’ve known for some time that Columbus Short and Karrine Steffans were romantically involved. But we didn’t bother reporting about it because we assumed it would be one of those fly by night relationships.

But according to Karrine’s Instagram page and a Clapback captured by The Shade Room, the two are legally married.

Coincidentally or conveniently, the two are also working on a movie called “Meet The Shorts.” 

Anyway, when she shared an image, celebrating her man and their union, a fan asked that she be careful because Steffans has been known to love too hard and quickly jump into relationships.

Karrine responded saying,

#KarrineSteffans vs Fan #ClapbackSeason !! #BaeWatch #ColumbusShort SideNote: Congrats on their marriage? 🤔😩

A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on


TMZ missed the marriage license on this one. But Karrine seemed to offer some proof by way of a ring.

Then again, maybe it’s this ring.

Or this one.

Who knows?

She also shared these images in her wedding dress. Check them out below.

She looks happy! Congratulations to Columbus and Karrine.

Celebrity Weddings We Didn’t Find Out About Until After They Said “I Do”

July 15th, 2015 - By Iva Anthony
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Your wedding day can be one of the biggest days of your life, which is why most people can’t wait to share the news that they’re getting married. But we didn’t find out about the big day of these celebrities until after they said, “I do.”

Kim Coles

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Kim Coles

News of Kim Coles’ wedding in the Dominican Republic surfaced weeks after the Living Single star said, “I do” to former SWAT officer Reggie Mckiver. “I’m 53 and Reggie is 41 but I’m not a cougar,” Coles said in an interview. “It’s about the right energy. It wasn’t like I was trolling for younger men. It’s about energy. We’re ageless. Just two people on the same plane.”

Protect Those Coins: 14 Outrageous Celebrity Prenups

April 27th, 2015 - By Julia Austin
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Prenups between ordinary couples don’t get that exciting: “Do you get our collection of angry cat mugs or do I?” But when it comes to celebrities, there is a lot to protect, and a lot to split up. Here are 15 of the most outrageous celebrity prenups.

Oh, Word? Stars We Didn’t Realize Were Married To One Another In The Past And Present

April 3rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Excuse us, but we’ve been living under a rock. We didn’t realize that the same people we watch on our favorite shows and in our favorite movies were married to one another at some point in time. While some of these star couples are still going strong, a majority signed them papers and hit the road.

Must be awkward to run into one another at awards shows.

But life and the show must go on. Check out the stars we didn’t know were married to one another in the past and present.

celebrities we didn't know were married


Geena Davis And Jeff Goldblum

And here we thought that they just starred alongside one another in that hella creepy movie The Fly. Davis and Goldblum were actually married from 1987 to 1990.