Celebrity Break-Up: Jennifer Hudson’s Ex David Otunga Will Fight for Primary Custody of Their Son Post-Split

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: Jennifer Hudson’s Ex David Otunga Will Fight for Primary Custody of Their Son Post-Split

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

By Karley Kemble

Jennifer Hudson could be facing a long and messy custody battle. In the latest celebrity newsUsMagazine.com reports the American Idol alum and current coach on The Voice is fighting her ex-fiancé David Ortunga for primary guardianship of their son, David Jr. According to Ortunga’s attorney, he has been working to settle an “amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now,” but the estranged couple has not been able to finalize it. Hudson has previously been granted a petition for Order of Protection against her celebrity ex, citing protection for herself and for her son. The pair announced their celebrity break-up earlier this year.

This celebrity break-up seems to be getting very messy. What are some things to consider when you’re splitting with your significant other and you have a child in the picture?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes, relationships fizzle out. While a split is always complicated and full of emotions, if you and your estranged partner have a child, there are even higher chances for issues to arise. If you are breaking up with your partner and you share kids, Cupid has some things for you to consider:

1. Be ready to co-parent: You and your partner have a shared responsibility for your kids. If you are splitting up, you should figure out how you’d like to continue raising your kids. Ideally, this should be done without the help of layers and a court. Figure out a system that works best for your lives and stick to it.

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2. Adopt a “kids come first” mindset: Establishing this mentality is important after a split. Regardless of the differences between you and your partner, it’s important to remember that your kids come first. This will help you in times of conflict and stress. Sometimes, you’ll both have to swallow your pride and put on a happy face for the sake of your kids’ well-being.

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3. Keep it professional: Never badmouth your partner in front of your kids. No matter the situation, it’s important to voice your negative opinions in private. By projecting your feelings about your ex onto your kids, you could cause long-term emotional issues for them. Let your children form their own opinions and conclusions, and make sure you’re there for them when they need you.

Have any other tips? Share your thoughts below!

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Celebrity Divorce: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Drake Lee Are Divorcing After 5 Years of Marriage

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Drake Lee Are Divorcing After 5 Years of Marriage

Jesse Williams. Photo: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

By Mallory McDonald

Eonline! learned that Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams (Avery) is heading toward a celebrity divorce. The pair had their celebrity wedding in September of 2012. In 2010, before the pair was married, Williams shared this about Aryn, “I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out, and she was very happy to move out here,” Jesse added, referencing their relocation to Los Angeles. “She loves California and was tired of the weather on the East Coast.” The pair has two celebrity kids together and will have to work together to help raise the kids. We can’t believe these two couldn’t make it work!

There are a lot of women who aren’t necessarily sad about this celebrity divorce. What are some ways to keep jealousy from destroying your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Jealousy can be extremely detrimental to a relationship. With these tips you can make sure you or your partner’s jealousy  doesn’t get in the way of the relationship:

1. Reassure: Jealousy often stems from feeling insecure and just not getting enough confirmation for your feelings. Once a day telling your partner how much you mean to them can really help relieve some of the jealousy.

Related Link: New Dad Jesse Williams Say Fatherhood Is ‘Amazing’

2. Be understanding: While you don’t want to completely change your life to help your partner handle jealousy, some of the little things that bother them and cause them to be jealous try to make adjustments.

Related Link: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Ties the Knot

3. Communicate: It is said over and over that the key to a successful relationship is communication. The same can be said for overcoming jealousy. The more you and your partner communicate about your feelings the easier it will be to work through problems such as jealousy.

Has jealous ever come in between your relationship? Comment below!

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Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

Katherine Heigl, with husband Josh Kelley, says “family comes first.” Photo: Pixplanete / PR Photos

By Noelle Downey

It’s official! Katherine Heigl absolutely loves her family life. Recently in celebrity news, Heigl gushed to EOnline.com on the red carpet of her movie premiere about her love for her three children and the secret to her long-lasting and incredibly happy celebrity relationship with her husband. “I think honestly, that we just are really good friends,” Heigl confessed about her longtime love, Josh Kelley, “We’re sort of best friends, we get along really well, we have a really good time together. We have our moments, like any couple, so we just sort of cling to that friendship when stuff gets hard.” Kelley and Heigl have been married for nearly ten years and have three children, Naleigh, Adalaide and Joshua, and the celebrity mom joked that she’s all in for more. “I’m kind of like, ‘Let’s have four or five’ and Josh is tapping out,” Heigl confessed, adding that whether or not there are more celebrity babies on the horizon for her and her hubby, her daughters are adjusting incredibly well to new family addition, four-month-old Joshua. “They’re fawning all over him,” Heigl admitted with a huge smile.

This celebrity news has us very happy for Katherine Heigl! What are some secrets to a long-lasting relationship?


Cupid’s Advice:

Heigl and Kelley seem to have figured out the set of secrets that help them build a blissfully happy marriage. Here are Cupid’s top tips on how to have a relationship as happy as this celebrity couple’s:

1. Build a strong friendship: Just as Heigl says that she and Kelley are “best friends,” it’s important for you to feel the same way about your romantic partner. Building a firm friendship is a necessary and strong foundation for any romantic relationship, and knowing that someone always has your back is vital in any long-term partnership. Romance is important and intimacy is a must, but friendship adds a warm glow and allows love to flourish even in times of hardship.

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2. Prioritize your relationship: The best couples are those that make time for each other even in the busiest seasons of their lives. If you’re constantly pushing quality time with your significant other or spouse to the bottom of your priorities list, it’s time to take a good hard look at how much you’re contributing to this relationship’s success. With work, kids and other time commitments, making time isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in order to make sure your relationship is still healthy and strong years after you first fall in love.

Related Link: Celebrity Interview: Katherine Heigl Says “Family Comes First”

3. Be honest about your needs: Even in the best relationship, it’s likely that you will go through rough patches if you stay together long-term. If you’re feeling as though your partner isn’t truly meeting your needs the way you want them to, be open with them about it. Make time for an honest, calm discussion, and prepare yourself to listen and be receptive if they have concerns for you as well.

These celebrity parents are clearly knocking it out of the park when it comes to caring for each other and their family. What are some of your tips for making sure your relationship stays strong through any kind of weather? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrity News: Eva Mendes Opens Up About Raising Daughters With Ryan Gosling

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, actress Eva Mendes is all about that family life! In a recent celebrity interview with Shape magazine, the 43 year-old actress opened up about her home life with handsome husband Ryan Gosling, 36, saying, “What people don’t know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls.” The celebrity couple are parents to their two daughters Esmeralda, 2, and Amanda, 10 months, and it looks like they couldn’t be more in love with their little family! According to UsMagazine.com, the actress also shared her struggle with losing extra baby weight, but it looks like her kids might be helping her out as she said, “It’s not as hard as I thought it would be, because I’m always running around with the kids. I never sit down — I’m on the move all day.”

This celebrity mom has no problem being home with her celebrity kids. What are some benefits to being a stay-at-home parent?

Cupid’s Advice:

Chances are that when you have kids you’re never going to want to leave the little munchkins! So, if you’re able to be a stay-at-home parent, what are the advantages? Cupid’s here to tell you all about it:

1. If there’s every an emergency – you’ll be there: If you’re a stay-at-home parent you’ll be able to act on any emergency immediately. You wont need to be worrying about what could happen to your kids while you’re stuck behind a desk at work. You’ll be right there ready to handle whatever is thrown at you!

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2. It’s economically friendly: If you’re able to rely on only one partner for your income, being a stay-at-home parent can help save a lot of money in more ways than one. You’ll save on gas, car maintenance, and most importantly child care. All of those things are bound to add up if you’re working away from home.

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3. You’ll have a constant routine: If you’re staying at home with your kids you don’t have to worry about being pulled out of meetings or being late to work because of your hectic life at home. You’ll be able to have a normal routine at home that most likely won’t change too often.

Are you a stay-at-home parent? Comment below with some of its pros!

New Celebrity Couple Jennifer Lopez & Drake Enjoy Another Date Night Together

By Mallory McDonald

New celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Drake are continuing to spice up their new relationship! EOnline.com reported that the two have enjoyed another date night together despite originally reports that the two were not getting serious. A source told E! News exclusively Wednesday that the two “are not seeing anyone else but each other. Drake is in it all the way,” the source added. “J.Lo is peddling slower, but still really enjoys his fun and loving company.” Lopez has two celebrity kids and many are wondering if that is going to be a problem for the future of their relationship. But according to this source, “He is not fazed by her having kids. He loves kids and is sweet with them.”

This new celebrity couple seems to be getting more serious. How do you know when it’s time to make your relationship more serious?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Taking a relationship from having no pressure and all fun to one that is more serious and future driving is a scary thing. Use this relationship advice to make that decision easier:

1. Insecurity: One reason to make the relationship more serious is if the fun just isn’t enough for you anymore. If you have been with that person for a good amount of time this could be the right next step.

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2. Constant communication: When you and your partner are constantly together or constantly finding ways to talk to each other, this is a good sign your ready for a more serious relationship.

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3. Mutually ready: If either you or your partner are constantly talking about the next step or thinking about the future and you both like what you see, make it more serious!

When did you make your relationship more serious? Comment below!

Celebrity Break-Up: Naomi Watts Breaks Silence After Split from Liev Schreiber

By Mallory McDonald

Naomi Watts comes forward after her celebrity break-up from longtime partner Liev Schreiber. UsMagazine.com learned what Watts shared with Australia’s Daily Telegraph about the split, saying, “I feel I’m in a good place in my life and I want to make sure my kids are healthy, my kids are happy and things are going to go well. Those are my hopes for me and for all of us.” Watts is focused on her celebrity kids and moving forward in her life. She said, “I feel, whether you’re famous or not, transitions are scary for anybody. I feel like change is always scary, but that’s only because transition for anyone is new, and you wonder how things are going to go.

This celebrity break-up has us sad. What are some things to do soon after a split with someone you’ve been with for a long time?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Splitting with someone who has been part of your life for so long can be a struggle. Here are ways to handle a new split:

1. Spent alone time: After being with someone for so long it can be good to spend some time to yourself. Learn who you are on your own again and what you want your next move to be.

Related Link: Naomi Watts Wishes Celebrity Ex Live Schreiber Happy Birthday One Week Post-Split

2. Friends forever: There is nothing better than spending time with your close friends after a break-up, especially one that was a part of your life for so long.

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3. Do something special: Now that you are on your own, use this time to do something you have always wanted to do but just haven’t gotten around to it. Bring the spark back into your own life!

What do you do to handle a split from a long-term relationship? Comment below!

Celebrity Couple Miranda Lambert & Anderson East Talk Marriage and Kids

By Mallory McDonald

Sparks are flying between celebrity couple Miranda Lambert and Anderson East. The two have even been discussing a celebrity wedding and possibly celebrity kids  in the future! According to EOnline.com, a source recently revealed, “She wants to get married again and have children soon. That has been an open conversation between her and Anderson. He wants the same.” After her rocky divorce from country star Blake Shelton, Lambert is finally feeling settled and happy again. The same source shared, “Miranda is very happy with Anderson. They have gotten very close. Her friends think this is the guy for her.” Lambert’s relationship with Shelton was nothing short of troubled, and we learned, “She is completely over Blake and wishes him only the best.  It was a time in her life that was special, but she’s happy that relationship took her to where she is now.”

This celebrity couple is moving on to the next level in their relationship. How do you know when to broach the topics of marriage and kids with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Deciding to take that next step in a relationship can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Cupid is here to help decide when to bring marriage and kids up to your partner:

1. Strong & steady: If you have been in a long term relationship with someone and the relationship is only getting stronger has it goes, this can be a clear indicator that you are ready for more commitment.

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2. Subtle hints: When you are finding yourself or your partner slowly dropping hints pertaining to marriage or kids, take control and don’t be afraid to have the conversation. It can be hard choosing to discuss such life changing things, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity.

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3. Easy going: As the relationship progresses, if it feels like it is getting easier as time goes on because you understand the person and have good communication, make that next step!

How did you bring up the subject of marriage and kids in your relationship? Comment below!