The Year In Celeb Love: 2013's Brides, Breakups & Beyond

We recap the most talked about love moments of 2013—the good, the bad and the ugly.

Charreah K. Jackson Dec, 24, 2013

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Songwriter and performer Kandi Burruss got engaged to Todd Tucker on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, her wedding plans have stalled following friction from her mom on the relationship, including a physical altercation with Mama Joyce and her friend at a dress fitting, as seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Self-proclaimed trophy wife Porsha Stewart found herself put back on the shelf. She discovered on Twitter that her husband Kordell had filed for divorce in March, shortly after their first season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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We were sad to hear two of our favorite childhood stars had called it quits in March and we wish them both the best.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon with twins Monroe and Moroccan

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So how do the king and queen of pop culture celebrate five years of marriage? With a trip to Cuba along with their mothers. Their excursion to the communist country received political backlash but didn’t put a damper on their trip.

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The notoriously mums-the-word-on-our-love-life couple gave fans an intimate look into their relationship with new albums. On Jay Z’s Magna Carter Holy Grail, the couple perform “Part II (On the Run),” a decade-later follow-up to their first collaboration “03 Bonnie & Clyde.” And on Beyoncé’s new self-titled album (with 17 videos!) we get a peek at the couple’s steamy sex life om hits like "Partition" and "Drunk In Love."

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Investor Mellody Hobson married Star Wars creator George Lucas in a star-studded ceremony in June, that included a performance by 2014 ESSENCE Festival headliner Prince. In August they welcomed their first baby girl together, Everest Hobson Lucas.

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In July, Ne-Yo had women all over shaking their heads when he announced the split with his longtime love, and the mother of his children, via Instagram.

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She. Her. Tamar. It really seems to be three Tamar Braxtons with her 2013 accomplishments. As her reality show with husband Vincent Herbert returned, she welcomed their first son Logan in June, co-hosted the new talk show The Real in the summer and released her Grammy-nominated album Love and War in September.

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Though they never talked much about their relationship publicly, 2013 will be the year Ashanti and Nelly officially parted ways after years of their on-again/off-again dating.

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Tina Turner

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Singer Monica continues to show another side of being a basketball wife as she and husband Shannon Brown welcomed a baby girl, Laiyah Shannon Brown, in September. Congrats again to the happy couple!

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Ciara and Future

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Tina Campbell of Mary Mary dropped a bombshell this summer when she revealed she had forgiven her husband for an affair. She tells us all the details and their journey to healing are revealed on the group's self-titled WE show’s new season, which returns in February.

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Yes, your ex can be your next. Two years ago The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe and Gregg Leakes split after 15 years of marriage. The time apart proved to be just what they needed as they reunited and remarried in a $1.2 million wedding for all the world to see.

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Most women are handling last minute details the night before their wedding. New mom Amber Rose chose to vibrate then drop it in a wedding gown on the eve of her marriage celebration with Wiz Khalifa. "Only bad b*tches twerk the night before their wedding," she posted on Instagram. Say what?

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Thou shall not text another’s man inappropriately was the mantra of the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The texting triangle with stars Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo had us clutching our pearls and smacking our lips.

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Pharrell Williams topped his successful year with his marriage to Helen Lasichanh. The duo celebrated in October with a Miami celebration featuring performances by Usher and Busta Rhymes. The couple also have a son named Rocket.

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LeBron James gained two rings this year. After winning his second NBA championship this summer, James wed his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in September. The duo’s private San Diego ceremony reportedly included a performance by Jay Z and Beyoncé.

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Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry

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Idris Elba

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Even the strongest couples hit a rough patch. Gabrielle Union opened up in our December cover story on her and Dwyane’s short break during the summer and how they got their relationship back on track. Now, it's official! They're engaged!

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Taye Diggs may be heading to Jamaica to get his own groove back after recently announcing his separation from Idina Menzel, following 10 years of marriage. The couple have one son, Walker, age 4.

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Model and actress Eva has replaced her diva title with mother, as she and singer Kevin McCall prepare for their first baby girl, Marley.

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Rapper Eve got engaged to longtime boyfriend, British fashion designer Maximillion Cooper just before the New Year. Congrats to the happy couple!


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