Stop the presses: Pippa Middleton is single! Yep, the scene-stealing bridesmaid, who has become an It Girl here in the States since sister Kate’s royal wedding, has reportedly split with her beau.
Though cricket player Alex Loudon was Pippa’s date to Prince William and Princess Catherine’s April nuptials, “It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up,” a pal reportedly told the Times of London.
The former couple plan to “stay good friends,” a source told the Sun.
“Pippa has become very high-profile and it’s put a strain on things,” a source close to Alex told the paper. “They’re moving in different circles.”
One person who is moving in the same circle as Pippa: former beau George Percy — a duke’s son and the heir to a whopping fortune. Recently they were photographed attending a tennis match together, and last Wednesday, they had a dinner date in London.
Last month, a Pippa pal told Us, “She loves George, but only as a best friend. They’ve always just been mates!”
Allegedly, Pippa spent the night at her mate’s flat after their dinner Wednesday. Righto — just a friendly sleepover, no doubt.
Months after emerging from rehab, where she faced her emotional issues, Demi Lovato is dealing with, well, some emotional issues. According to the New York Post, the “Sonny With a Chance” star has split with beau Wilmer Valderrama — and her mother, Dianna Hart de la Garza, herself checked into rehab.
Though the 18-year-old actress and the 31-year-old “That ‘70s Show” star were quietly an item for some months, ultimately “the age difference meant they were in completely different places in their lives,” a source says.
“It has been a tough year for Demi, and her mom has been a constant source of support. But fame has also taken its toll on her family. Now [that] Demi is strong again, her mom could take some time to deal with her own issues.”
The paper offers no word on what those issues might be. Dianna is reportedly out of treatment and back at home. Demi’s rep wouldn’t comment “on her personal life.”
Let’s hope these challenges don’t derail the teen star’s resolve to “stay strong” — the message she had tattooed on her wrists after treatment.
Are Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler more than friends? The pair, who recently filmed the upcoming “Playing the Field” together, reportedly tried to suppress their attraction on-set — since she was fresh from splitting with longtime beau Justin Timberlake — but got close on a trip to NYC.
“From the beginning of the shoot, they were flirting with each other,” a source explained, but the recently single Jessica “didn’t want things to get weird on the set.”
“They basically tried not to hook up,” said the source.
But then the former “7th Heaven” star invited the buff actor to leave the Louisiana set and accompany her to the Big Apple for a weekend.
“When they returned to the set on Monday, you could see and feel the difference in their relationship,” the source recalled. “You got the sense that they were together.”
Well, if she was looking for a rebound fling, Jessica could do a lot worse!
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.