Celebrity Break Ups We're Still Not Over
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Celebrity Break Ups We're Still Not Over

Get back together, please.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
I can't help this one. Every time I think of these two the song "The Start of Something New" starts playing and I get the urge to dance and cry. While Vanessa's current relationship with Austin Butler is also cute as hell /9have you seen their Coachella photos?) a part of me still wishes the most iconic couple of my childhood had stayed together.


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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Why couldn't this relationship work out? Why! From the moment I watched Mr. & Mrs. Smith I wanted these two to be a couple -- sorry Jen. Their chemistry was undeniable and after having three biological and adopted children together I truly thought they'd beat the Hollywood odds and stay together.


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
These two still hang out on occasion, but that doesn't make the sting of this break up any less painful. At least now I have another reason to cringe while watching Daredevil.


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Courteney Cox and David Arquette
After starring in several of the Scream movies together it came as a total shock when this couple decided to call it quits in 2013. I guess that Friends gag where they added "Arquette" to the entire cast's name needs to be amended, huh?


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Alexa Chung and Alex Turner
Every hipster both cried and cheered when this stylish couple broke up. Alex's band, Arctic Monkeys, released one of their most popular albums to date post-break up and I can't help but think the songs are about Alexa.


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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Even though there are numerous reports of these two hating each other while on the set of The Notebook they soon became an item -- I bet it was that kissing in the rain scene that did it. Ryan is now a happy husband to Eva Mendes, but it still would've been nice to see these two grow old together.


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Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp
Is there a single fan of the grunge-era who didn't cry about the end of this relationship? These two were the perfect couple both on and off camera -- remember Edward Scissorhands? I guess the relationship just wasn't meant to last "forever".


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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
The pair met on Reese's 21st birthday, married a year later and had two kids but unfortunately it just wasn't meant to last. They broke up a decade ago and every time I watch Cruel Intentions I want to cry.


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A WWE Superstar Is Giving Amazon Echos A Hard Time

Guess you can say those Echos might be Blissed off.

TV: ...Alexa Bliss!

Amazon Echo: Sorry, I didn't get that.

I've found a reason to be so happy I don't own an Amazon Echo, and it comes from -- all of places -- the world of WWE.

The WWE Raw women's champion's name is Alexa Bliss, who is currently one of my favorite superstars on the whole WWE roster. Her hobbies include making the best facial expressions of disgust and anger, killing it on the mic and setting off everyone's Amazon Echo...okay maybe not so much that last part.

But, whenever Alexa Bliss comes on the screen of WWE fans, they might want to be careful, or else their Amazon Echo might figuratively explode. And that's because...well, her name. Whenever Alexa Bliss comes on screen and the words "Alexa Bliss" are mentioned, or even just "Alexa", the Amazon Echo will get set off. It's caused quite the few sticky situation for some fans.

WWE has even gone as far as to produce a video about this, admittedly, funny situation.

Essentially, you could also say that it was a clever way of WWE giving a warning to its fans that own an Echo to mute it when it's time for Raw women's division action with its current champion.

But not all fans are blissed off by the Amazon Echo/Alexa Bliss situation. As the video says, one fan even admitted to going as far as renaming his Amazon Echo because he enjoys watching Bliss so much.

If I had an Echo, I probably would mute it, though this could be turned into a game among fans and friends -- giving a number and predicting if the Echo being set off by WWE and its women's star will be over or under said number.

I wouldn't let an Echo deteriorate my favoritism for Alexa Bliss.

And for those you who might be interested, or want more background information about Alexa (Bliss that is), check out her Off The Top Rope interview from a SportsCenter in February -- when she was still with the Smackdown brand and was its women's champion -- with Jonathan Coachman. Bliss was a major athlete growing up, but had no professional wrestling experience when trying out for WWE...and she still made it to the top. She even battled through an eating disorder and was told she'd only have 24 hours to live at one point.

It's quite the story. You go, Alexa (Bliss).


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Norton's Anthology Of Guys: The "Two Black Cadillacs" Guy

"The preacher said he was a good man..."

Among those closest to me, I am known for dating a lot of single dads. When asked why that is (and if I'm out of my damn mind), I used to answer, "Well, it makes me feel better to know that he's capable of caring about something other than himself."

And for a while, I really believed that.

Until I met a "Two Black Cadillacs" man, or "Cadillac" for short.

Two Black Cad-ill-ac-s Man: (noun) -- Good to everyone in his life except girlfriends/wives. Great dad, great son, great friend. To you, a total ass. A reference to the Carrie Underwood song.

To anyone who has not heard the Carrie Underwood song "Two Black Cadillacs", there is a lyric which goes:

"And the preacher said he was a good man/and his brother said he was a good friend/but the women in the two black veils didn't bother to cry"

It's a dead-on descriptor. My Cadillac man was a complete model citizen. He has two daughters whom he genuinely loves and cares for and spoils. He owns a couple businesses and runs them immaculately...with his mother, to add to the charm. He's a homeowner with a lot of good friends, and a successful songwriter, too.

I was hooked. I figured that the exemplary life he led was proof enough that he'd make a great boyfriend, never mind his two divorces.

Everything went well between us, and we were well on our way to legitimizing our relationship and making it "official", when he invited me on a short road trip to celebrate his god-daughter's birthday. Aww.

The morning of, I walked into his place unannounced - as per usual - and found him naked in bed with his ex.

Well. That was a bombshell.

In processing it later, I tried to understand how such a "good" man could have done something like that to me. He had told me that the girl was staying on his COUCH because she was having a hard time, and he swore he wouldn't touch her.

I came to realize that the piece of the puzzle I had been missing was in the number of times my Cadillac guy had referenced a "crazy woman" from his past. Now, I learned long ago that any man who cites his exes (or any other woman) as "crazy" is never to be trusted, but I fell for it. He minimized the women in his life and made me view them with discounted credibility.

In truth, I could have just gone by sheer numbers. Just like the song I used to coin his name, the women of his past are standing together in the background, shaking our heads and moving on with our lives.

Let that be a lesson, ladies. If he says she's crazy, take a closer look at him instead. You may see the word "Cadillac" written on his face.

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The Best Celebrity Couple Love Stories

It's honestly too cute sometimes.

Whether it's on the big screen or in the Oval Office, we all have famous people we have a tremendous amount of admiration for. What is really remarkable, though, is these people's ability to maintain such incredible and healthy relationships under the stress of fame. Some are undeniably in love and showcase it with such grace, so here are 10 incredible celebrity couples.

1. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis


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As Ashton was Mila's first kiss on That 70's Show, that puts them first on the list. That is absurdly goalsy. Even though they were with other people at various points in time, they found their way back to each other.

The couple actively tried to be just friends with benefits, but somehow couldn't shake each other. They even agreed on the fact that neither one of them wanted to get married, and a year later they were getting engaged. Also, they have a mutual guilty pleasure -- The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and were PUMPED to guest star on an episode this season.

And they have adorable little babies.

2. Joe and Jill BIden


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Joe Biden could honestly get it any. Day. Of. The. Week. Maybe that's not a popular opinion, but that man is a silver fox and I stand by it. The two of them had both been married before, Joe's wife and daughter passing away in a terrible car accident.

So, when they went on a first date and hit it off, that was a big deal. They were both starting over. Joe proposed to her FIVE TIMES before she accepted. FIVE. Jill explained that his children had already lost one mom, so she wanted to be 100 percent sure before she agreed. But look at them now, flourishing.

3. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


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This is one the most unfair couples out there. They're both just so absurdly good looking that it only makes sense for them to be together. The power couple began as friends and ultimately fell for each other when they went on a double date together, but with different people.

Their shared sense of dry humor, talent for acting, and show-stopping good looks make for an incredible match. Also, the fact that they had the ability to keep their relationship relatively private is a pretty remarkable feat as two A-list celebs.

4. Bill and Melinda Gates


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Bill and Melinda Gates, two incredibly successful and affluent people, make the most incredible couple. Their philanthropic endeavors have surpassed nearly anyone else on this earth -- especially with their foundation dedicated to ending poverty and providing young people with the healthcare and education to be successful.

Melinda had been hired at Microsoft, worked her way up the ladder and found herself sitting next to him at an Expo dinner in New York. She was surprised at how funny he was. Eventually, he asked her out and she brought him into the world of philanthropy. The rest is history.

5. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

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These two met in 2007 and seemed like total opposites, since Dax has spoken openly about addiction problems, while Kristen had gone to Catholic school and was a classic good-girl. I guess there really is truth to the saying that opposites attract, because the love these two share for each other is immeasurable.

In 2009, they were engaged but didn't get married for a while, because they vowed not to get married until gay marriage was legalized in California. Once it was, Kristen re-proposed to Dax over Twitter.

The couple got married in a courthouse, just the two of them, and the entire sha-bang cost $142, including the gas they had to fuel their car with. If that doesn't scream relationship goals, I truly do not know what does.

6. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

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When these two met, David had been in a relationship at the time. Neil had been struck by David's good looks from the very beginning, whereas David admits that he thought it would be nice to know Neil, but never thought they would date.

They had hung out at a viewing party for American Idol, and Neil said that he had felt electricity around him from the beginning. At first, the two began hanging out just as friends, but quickly turned into something more romantic.

After that, the two have been inseparable, having twins through a surrogate in 2010 and getting married in 2014. The couple has truly had quite the love story.

7. Beyonce and Jay-Z

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These two seem to be a complete match made in heaven. It began in 2002, when they collaborated on the track Bonnie & Clyde. Beyonce was just 18 at the time. A year later, the couple started dating, Beyonce being 19 and Jay-Z 31, and they made their first debut on the red carpet together in 2004. In 2007, Beyonce came into the public with a gigantic rock on her finger, signifying the engagement of the century.

After many years in the complete limelight, 2010 brought a more quiet year for the Carters, focusing on each other and building a family. Now, with Blue Ivy and their newly born twins, the couple represents quite the goal for what a relationship could be, even with the spotlight on them.

8. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi

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When this iconic duo first met, the chemistry didn't seem to be there, but in 2004, when Portia and Ellen had a run-in, things seemed to change. Portia claims that "[she] ran into Ellen at a photo shoot and [Ellen] took [her] breath away. That had never happened to [her] in her] life, where [she] saw somebody and [experienced] all of those things you hear about in songs and read about in poetry. [Her] knees were weak."

That's pretty damn cute if you ask me.

The couple began dating in 2004, and as Ellen was very much in the spotlight, the public same-sex relationship was met with some criticism, but the couple didn't let it extinguish their fire. Once California legalized same sex marriage, Ellen announced her expected marriage to Portia on her talk show.

Ellen continuously has Portia on her talk show, and posts hysterical videos of her on Twitter. They're incredible.

9. Will and Jada Pickett Smith

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The love story between Will and Jada begins on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where Jada auditioned for Will's girlfriend, but didn't get the part because the director thought she was too short. After the first audition, the two were friends from there on out, even though Jada didn't think Will was very funny, but did feel connected to him through intellect (ugh how amazing is that).

Finally after five years, he convinced her to go on a date with him. Once the couple dated for two years, they got engaged and had a private wedding on New Years Eve with 100 people in attendance.

Eventually, they brought two beautiful children into the world who have grown up to continue on their legacy of dopeness. Will explained, "With Jada I stood up in front of God and my family and said, 'till death us do part'. Divorce cannot be an option... I honestly believe there is no woman for me but Jada." That's really just so beautiful.

10. Barack and Michelle Obama

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Now, for the couple of the damn century. Michelle met Barack when she was assigned to be an advisor for Barack, a recent Harvard Law graduate (an underachiever, obviously). The two of them went on a date, and as Michelle describes the moment: "We clicked right away... by the end of the date it was over... I was sold".

They dated for three years and got married in 1992, and after that they were in it 'til the end. Barack has attributed so much of his success to his incredible wife Michelle, and the power couple has accomplished so much in their life. Cheers to the Obamas, you absolutely rock.

Let's hope we can all be as happy as these extraordinary couples. Love isn't easy, but they show us that devotion, respect and commonality of purpose are the most important components.

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Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Took A Sexy Vacation To The Bahamas

Celebrity relationships, they're just like ours!

JLo and former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez took their relationship up a notch. The couple was seen together vacationing in the Bahamas for a relaxing getaway. I guess celebrities have Spring Break too?

The couple, now nicknamed J-Rod, broke the news of their relationship just last week by the Daily News. Although the relationship was said to have started about four months ago, they're already getting cozy in paradise together.

After speaking at the Global Forum Miami event for the Wharton School of Business with friend Bobby Turner, Rodriguez shared a picture to Instagram of the event.

The next day, Rodriquez and Lopez boarded a plane for the Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club.

Unfortunately for us, they kept silent on social media about their getaway. Maybe they'll take some pictures on their next couple vacay, #doitforthefans.

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Why I'm In An Open Relationship In College

It's complicated...

Yes, I am in an open relationship. Before you roll your eyes or shake your head in shame, try to hear me out.

I understand that open relationships are unconventional. They can get extremely messy and are usually only used by people with commitment issues. But, before you call me a sex-maniac, allow me to explain myself.

I have always been an extremely monogamous person. My first relationship in seventh grade (we held hands every day...it was a big deal) lasted six months before I moved onto my next victim.

I dated my second boyfriend off-and-on for another two and a half years. There was only a brief period of time after BF #2 where I was truly single, but naturally, that didn't last long. A couple of months after my second breakup, I started seeing my current boyfriend.

Dating my boyfriend in high school was pretty awesome. He was someone who loved me deeply and treated me how every girlfriend wants to be treated. While my other high school friends were having random awkward sexual experiences, I had someone who I could consistently hook up with but also watch Netflix with afterward. Needless to say, life was great.

Fast-forward three years to when shit got real. College. A world of horny teenagers living side by side with access to drugs and alcohol and minimal adult supervision.

I could not have been more excited to experience college life for the first time. But, it sucked knowing that my boyfriend and I were going to be hundreds of miles apart.

With college just around the corner, we were faced with a seemingly impossible decision. We couldn't bear to break up, yet we both wanted to have the full college experience and not feel tied down or restricted. So, we decided to try an open relationship.

Now, this wasn't an agreement for a free-for-all sex fest. We made rules. We talked about the types of people we could hook up with, the situations under which we could hook up with them, and how far we could go. We were honest with each other and communicated openly about what we wanted.

We knew that it would be risky to try something like this our freshman year. But, we also had no idea what college life was going to be like.

To us, having an open relationship was more of a guideline than a loophole. We didn't want some stupid drunk make-out at a bar to ruin the strong three-year relationship that we had built.

When we're together, we never talk about our open relationship experiences. Although I would honestly tell him everything if he asked, he doesn't feel the need to. And neither do I. We both know that the hook ups are drunk, random, and most importantly, meaningless.

There have been a couple of bumps in the road, but in the end, being open has only made our relationship stronger. We have learned how to communicate effectively and trust each other completely.

While we now have the opportunity to be fully together throughout the summer, I'm glad that we had this chance to be independent because it taught me some important things. I learned what college life is actually like, and I really got to experience the party atmosphere. I got a chance to learn about myself, and reflect on what I want in a relationship.

If nothing else, I learned that my boyfriend is by far the best kisser.