Prince Harry has never been a rule-following royal, and his relationship with Suits star Meghan Markle is no exception. The two have embarked on a whirlwind romance, going from a secret summer courtship to an engagement in what seemed like the blink of an eye. But the road to a royal wedding has no speed limit, and Markle and Harry cruised toward destination holy matrimony (with a few speed bumps along the way). And now, a new member of the royal family is on the way. Here’s an in-depth look at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s journey from what started as a TV crush to the second royal wedding.
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s engagement was all anyone could think about this summer. Before they even confirmed their relationship status, a string of tweets from Grande implied something was going on. Plus, anything goes in 2018, including two celebrities getting engaged after dating for just a few weeks. Some couples are just that into each other. (If you didn’t pick up on that Ariana bop reference, then I’m sorry; “Into You” deserved the world.) After a whirlwind, 0-to-100 relationship, though, there are now reports—still unconfirmed by both Grande and Davidson—that the two have split, after a sea of emojis, social media comments, backstage dates, and even a pet pig. As the story of their coupledom continues to develop, we look back at the complete timeline of Grandson.
March 2016: Grande and Davidson meet on the set of Saturday Night Live. At the time, he was dating Larry David’s daughter Cazzie David. This was the episode where Grande did her spot-on impression of Jennifer Lawrence that was my religion for approximately two weeks.
September 2016: Grande reveals—via Instagram, naturally—that she’s dating rapper Mac Miller.
May 9, 2018: Fast-forward two years later: News breaks that Grande and Miller have split. She confirms the news herself on Instagram Stories: “I can’t wait to know and support you forever and I’m so proud of you,” she wrote.
May 12: Grande attends a Saturday Night Live after-party and is photographed holding what’s seems to be Davidson’s phone case. That, or she got the same case for her own phone. Both scenarios are suspect.
May 17: Davidson posts a photo to Instagram with a cloud tattoo on his middle finger. The aforementioned phone case Grande was seen holding days before is cloud-shaped. Also, on May 14, Grande posted a cloud emoji caption to Instagram. Coincidence? I think not.
May 21:Us Weekly reports that Grande and Davidson are “casually dating.” This came off the heels of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where, according to People‘s sources, the two were acting “lovey-dovey.” “After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her,” one onlooker told the magazine. “They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”
May 24: Davidson and Grande ramp up their Instagram flirtation. Emoji, inside jokes, and lots of “HAHAHAHAs” are involved.
May 25: Davidson hits back at trolls on the Internet who said that Grande shouldn’t date him because he has borderline personality disorder (BPD). “Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship. It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic,” he wrote on his Notes app, which he posted to Instagram Story. “I just think it’s fucked up to stigmatize people as crazy and say that they are unable to do stuff that anyone can do. It’s not their fault and it’s the wrong way for people to look at things.”
May 30: Several fans took this photo Davidson posted of himself and Grande in Hogwarts attire as confirmation of their relationship. “The chamber of secrets has been opened,” he wrote.
June 3: Davidson debuts two new tattoos that appear to be tributes to Grande. The first is of her iconic Dangerous Woman bunny ears. The second is a silo of the initials AG. Subtle.
June 4: Davidson goes to support Grande at Wango Tango. He raves about her performance on Instagram Story.
June 9: The two now start posting photos of each other more frequently. Davidson uploaded a snap of them almost kissing at Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s Kids See Ghosts album listening party. In one pic Grande jokes that her Instagram page is now a “Pete Davidson update” account.
June 11: Reports surface that Grande and Davidson are engaged. Grande appears to confirm via a series of cryptic tweets, likes, and replies. Fans lose their minds. In the days that followed, Davidson seemingly removed the tattoo he had done for his ex-girlfriend, Cazzie David. Glamour‘s West Coast Editor Jessica Radloff discussed this on The Talk Friday (June 15).
And that, my friends, is the story of 2018’s most extra celebrity relationship.
June 15: Davidson seems to confirm the engagement on Instagram. The comedian posted a photo of him and Grande cuddling, their hands (and Grande’s ring) on fully display. “u know what you’d dream it be like ? it’s better than that,” he wrote. Of course, it’s possible this doesn’t mean anything at all…but we’re reading between the lines.
June 17: Strong evidence surfaces via Instagram Stories that Davidson and Grande have moved in together. “Us in our new apartment with no furniture 1 speaker and red vines,” she captioned a Story, followed by a few pics of her standing on a couch with conspicuously blank white walls behind her.
June 20: Davidson 100 percent confirms he’s engaged to Grande. “You didn’t have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show,” Jimmy Fallon said to Davidson on The Tonight Show. (Davidson was there promoting his new film, Set It Up.) “But I did, though,” Davidson replied, before saying he feels like he “won a contest.”
July 15: Grande posted a clip on Instagram of Davidson taking in one of her songs on what seems to be the set of her “God Is a Woman” vid. Let’s just say that even if you’re not the biggest Grande-Davidson ‘stan, your heart might just melt watching this. Grande seems to have melted a little herself: “omg now that the songs out i can show u this whole clip sjsksksjsjs 🌑 that face @petedavidson”
The epic saga that has been Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s coupledom, from whirlwind start to surprise engagement to shared apartment to pet pig, has consumed the public’s attention for the past few months. But alas, it seems this roller coaster has reached its end for now: On Sunday evening, TMZ reported that the couple had called it quits. We’re so sorry to be the ones to break it to you.
Citing “sources close to the former couple,” TMZ said that the two split up this weekend, “with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off.” People released its own report soon after, with an unnamed source close to Grande saying: “It was way too much too soon… It’s not shocking to anyone.” Neither Grande nor Davidson have confirmed or responded to the rumors.
The two had met on the set of Saturday Night Live back in March 2016, when Grande was performing, and dated other people for two years (Grade was with Miller, Davidson with Cazzie David.) In May of this year, both confirmed they had split from their significant others, and rumors that they were dating started to appear. On June 20, they announced they were engaged.
Biles had apparently been scrolling through to see what her sport’s new leader was up to (or had been up to) and noticed a tweet from Bono dating back to September, right after Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign featuring Kaepernick. It consisted of a photo, presumably of Bono, marking out the Nike swoosh on a pair of shoes, in protest of the ad. The champion gymnast wasn’t about to let that moment slide: Biles issued an epic tweet of her own that resurfaced Bono’s original social message.
“mouth drop,” Biles replied to the tweet. “don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything”
A few hours after Biles’ response, Bono deleted the original tweet and issued an apology on the social media platform: “I regret the post and respect everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment,” she wrote.
Bono also acknowledged that her Tweet—now a topic of conversation—wouldn’t exactly disappear: “Hey all, I know the Tweet will live on but have taken it down to move the focus to all I hope to accomplish on behalf of a great sport & those who are dedicated to it… I look forward to telling my gymnastics story, my vision for the future of the sport and why I wanted the job.”
Given that Bono’s tweet carried an implication of disdain toward people who have been victimized, it’s not a great look for a president coming in to carry forward an organization and team just recovering from sexual abuse scandal. A perfect 10 for Biles, though—as per usual.
Meghan Markle is all about her girl squad, even when she’s traveling across the world for a major royal tour. According to reports, the Duchess of Sussex has decided to bring her best friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney on the road with her next week when she and Prince Harry kick off a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand—because even a duchess needs her BFF nearby.
The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times both report that Mulroney will be on hand with her husband, Ben, in an “unofficial capacity”—reportedly meaning they’ll be paying their own way and kind of just casually tagging along on the royal tour, NBD. They’re expected to fly from Toronto to meet Prince Harry and Markle when the tour launches at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday.
Mulroney has often styled Markle for important events, and with the amount of stops and photo ops Markle will be doing on this tour, it could be handy to have a little casual behind-the-scenes advice in the style department, since she might have as many as three outfit changes in a single day. Mulroney likely provided her expertise for Markle’s engagement party last November, and might have also been behind the beige trench coat from House of Nonie that the Duchess of Sussex wore to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibit in London in July.
The two have reportedly been friends since they met in 2011, back when Markle was on Suits (Mulroney is based in Toronto, where the show was shot). Since becoming buds, they’ve been photographed together a number of times, and Mulroney was one of the guests at Markle’s wedding in May.
Although Markle didn’t end up going with anyone as a maid of honor (how would you choose, with that crowd?), it’s clear the two are still super tight—and this tour sounds like it’s going to be a girls trip to remember.
This week’s crop of new TV shows and movies is a healthy mix of horror (if you want to get into the Halloween spirit), lighter fare—like HBO’s Camping—and documentaries, so there’s something for everyone. Including country music fans! (The CMT Artists of the Year ceremony airs this week.) Here are all the things to keep an eye out for.
Camping: From creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner comes this new series about a woman (Jennifer Garner) who takes her husband on a camping trip for his 45th birthday, only to have it derailed by the eclectic group staying on the grounds. 10 P.M. ET on HBO
Charmed: This highly-anticipated reboot has Madeleine Mantock, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery stepping into the iconic witch sisters’ shoes. Expect more progressive storytelling, not to mention a directing credit from Gina Rodriguez. (She’s helming the 11th episode of the season.) 9 P.M. ET on The CW
The Sentence: This documentary tells the true story of Cindy Shank, who was sentenced to a mandatory 15 years in jail for her ex-boyfriend’s crimes. 8 P.M. ET on HBO
Arrow: Stephen Amell is back setting thirst trap and yet another season of this popular CW series set in the DC comics universe. 8 P.M. ET on The CW
The Conners: The highly-anticipated second reboot of Roseanne, this time without Roseanne Barr, kicks off tonight. 8 P.M. ET on ABC
black-ish: Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and company are back for a fifth season. 9 P.M. ET on ABC
CMT Artists of the Year: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott are the seven women CMT will honor at this year’s ceremony, the first one that features only female tributes. 8 P.M. ET on CMT
Haunted: Real people recount their stories with the paranormal and the occult in this new Netflix series, which includes creeping re-imaginings Streaming on Netflix
Lore: Season two of this horror anthology series, which features a self-contained—and horrifying— story in every episode, begins tonight. Streaming on Amazon Prime
Making a Murderer, season 2: The appeals cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are even more gripping than their ones for murder. Streaming on Netflix
Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash: Sadly, Bette Midler won’t be a part of this reunion, but Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and more cast members from Hocus Pocus will be there. 8:15 P.M. ET on Freeform
ICYMI, Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank on Friday (October 12), and by all accounts, the second Royal Wedding looked pretty incredible from start to finish. For the actual ceremony, she wore a stunning collared gown by designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, which was full of poignant details, like embroidery representing places that are close to her heart (a shamrock for Ireland, for example) and an open back that showed off a scar from a childhood scoliosis operation. But it wouldn’t be a Royal Wedding without an outfit change—and Princess Eugenie’s second dress broke tradition in a big way.
For the couple’s evening wedding reception, Princess Eugenie opted for a custom gown by an American designer, Zac Posen—a surprising choice, given it’s customary for British royals to wear British designers for such occasions. (Meghan Markle changed into a Stella McCartney ensemble, while Kate Middleton chose a second Alexander McQueen design by Sarah Burton for their own post-ceremony festivities.) That wasn’t the only way she deviated from tradition: Instead of classic white or ivory, her second dress was blush-toned. And the result is gorgeous.
Posen’s known for his romantic, ethereal designs—and this one was no different: Princess Eugenie’s dress was made from plissé silk (from a British mill, naturally), drawn into elegant, almost Art Deco pleats from neck to waist before cascading down to sweep the floor. It’s Old Hollywood meets royal regality—and it’s stunning.
According to the Palace, the blush color is a reference to an English rose. And, because she’s Princess Eugenie of York, there’s a White Rose of York embroidered on the back and shoulder of the dress where the cape is. Truly, it’s all in the details.
The couple, just like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were treated to a royal luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II herself. But according to People magazine, the evening reception held at The Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, owned by Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is where things really got fun.
According to The Sun, a British tabloid, the park on the property was set up like a carnival, complete with a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, games, and fall-colored string lights.
The English singer Robbie Williams, who’s been friends with Princess Eugenie for many years, also hopped on stage for an impromptu performance of his hit songs and other classics. According to People, Williams’ 6-year-old daughter Theodora—who was a flower girl in the wedding—took the stage with her dad to perform a duet of “Angels.”
On top of the night’s fun activities, George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos tequila company, which Brooksbank works for, passed out the good stuff for celebrity guests like Demi Moore, Kate Moss, and Ricky Martin, and a gourmet pizza truck provided the food. Basically, it sounds like the wedding reception of dreams.
The party reportedly will continue into tonight with another carnival-themed party, because why stop at just one? We’re still waiting on the invites, but, you know, there’s still a few hours to go.
It’s not exactly a secret that This Is Us is notorious for bringing on the tears—and so far, the show’s third season hasn’t disappointed in the tear-jerker department.
One of the more emotionally wringing plot lines thus far this season is centered around Kate and Toby, who are trying to get pregnant. In the show’s latest episode, “Katie Girls,” Randall (Kate’s brother) flies to California to be by Kate’s side as she undergoes a egg-retrieval surgery as a part of her in vitro fertilization process. It also gives him the chance to bond with her husband, Toby, who’s also there for the procedure.
After the episode aired Tuesday night, fans of the show discovered a hilarious but unfortunately deleted scene from the episode featuring Toby and Randall. The extra glimpse comes courtesy of the Twitter account of Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall:
“Please enjoy a deleted scene from tonight’s episode of #ThisIsUs. One might say that Randall and Toby get close…” Brown wrote.
It all happens while Kate is in surgery under anesthesia. A nurse asks Toby for some of his sperm and an awkward, but delightful, exchange between Toby and Randall ensues. A nervous Toby exits the bathroom and tells his brother-in-law that he just can’t do it with everything going on. But Randall, as loyal as he is, asks Toby to think of a situation where he’s the most relaxed.
Toby’s response? “Sitting on the couch watching Chopped eating a frozen-yogurt pop.”
We’re entering the sale dead zone: That time between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving when brands save all their best goods for Black Friday deals. It’s great if you’re trying to save up for the biggest shopping day of the year, bad if you have a shopping itch to scratch or are running low on your favorite mascara. The good news is that Macy’s sensed the void and is delivering in the form of a massive 10-day beauty sale.
Running from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 21, Macy’s 10 Days of Glam Sale isn’t playing around with the discounts. Each day, the retailer is offering different 50-percent off deals on some seriously good stuff. Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara, Clinique’s Liquid Facial Soap, and MAC’s Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara all made the list and will be half-off for one day only. Meanwhile, you can catch more products that’ll also be steeply discounted throughout the entirety of the sale, like Dr. Brandt’s beloved face scrub and Smashbox’s Vlada Highlighter. Like we said, good stuff. Sorry if you were trying to hold out until the end of November, but it’s hard to feel guilty about these deals. Scroll on for everything you don’t want to miss.