Colin Firth & Livia Giuggioli Announce Separation — After Enduring Affair & Stalker Drama

It’s been a year full of celebrity couples calling it quits, and it isn’t slowing down as 2019 comes to an end. And this one was truly unexpected…

Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli have announced their separation after a whopping 22 years of marriage in a joint statement, saying:

“Colin and Livia Firth have separated. They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children. They kindly ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

The former couple have two teenage sons together, Luca (18) and Matteo (16), who were born in Rome but have dual Italian and UK citizenship. (Colin also has one older son from his previous relationship with Valmont costar Meg Tilly.)

Colin met Livia on the set of a BBC drama called Nostromo in 1996. She was working as a producing assistant at the time; she later became a film producer. They were married in 1997 and moved to the Umbria region, where Colin learned fluent Italian for her.

It’s so much like his storyline in Love, Actually! How romantic! Well, until now…

The pair separated once before, in 2015 and 2016, but ultimately reconciled. However, that temporary split ended up having lasting consequences. Last year the couple reported they were being harassed by a stalker — who turned out to be a man with whom Livia had an affair during the trial separation, a reporter named Marco Brancaccia.

In a statement from a rep, they explained:

“A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited. Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented. As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the legal complaint was lodged with the Italian authorities.”

Brancaccia subsequently defended his actions, attesting:

“The reality is that Livia and I have known each other since we were youths, then in 2015-2016 we had an 11-month love affair. After it ended in June 2016 I never called her again. I did send her two WhatsApp messages, one happy birthday and an email to Colin, the latter which I truly regret.”

It’s unclear if this drama had anything to do with this split. Nor can anyone say if they’ll get back together this time.

Obviously they are far from the only couple, even the only longtime couple, to break up in 2019. See the ever-growing list (below)!

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Sofia Carson’s New Song ‘I Luv U’ Is The Most Added Song In The World on Spotify

Sofia Carson shows off her short hair while hitting the streets to promote her new song on Friday afternoon (December 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 26-year-old did an interview with Univision host Raúl De Molina, and shared a selfie on her Twitter account.

“I luv u @rauldemolina thank you forever…” she captioned the snap of the duo.

That day, Sofia dropped her brand new track “I Luv U” with R3HAB and it’s already received so much love!

“(I luv u is the most added song IN THE WORLD right now @R3HAB @Spotify I luv u I luv u I luv u forever),” Sofia shared.

Check out the music video for “I Luv U” RIGHT HERE if you haven’t already (or to watch again and again)!

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Hugh Grant divorce: The shocking act that led to Liz Hurley split

Hugh Grant is known for his roles in British romantic comedies often starring as a bumbling British gentleman. However, the 59-year-old actor’s love life has been tumultuous. Mr Grant was fined thousands after a moment of “insanity” led him to participate in “lewd conduct” with a sex worker more than 20 years ago. But is this what led to the breakdown of his 13-year relationship with Elizabeth Hurley?

Liz Hurley, 54, is best known as a model, actress and businesswoman.

She has been associated with cosmetics company Estee Lauder since the age of 29 and still models their merchandise to this day.

As an actress, her leading credits are Vanessa Kensington in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the Devil in Bedazzled and Queen Helena in The Royals.


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In the 1990s, Ms Hurley and Mr Grant became the subject of media interest due to the latter’s success in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The model in fact accompanied the actor to the film’s premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins which gained her instant attention.

In total, the couple dated from 1987 to 2000.

Their relationship was one of the noughties’ most well-known romances, but towards the end of the relationship Mr Grant legal troubles became the topic of conversation.

In June 1995, Mr Grant was arrested in Los Angeles in a police vice operation for receiving oral sex in a public place from a prostitute.

Mr Grant pleaded no contest and was fined $1,180 (£885.32), placed on two years’ summary probation and ordered to complete an AIDS education programme by a US judge.

The arrest was undertaken a fortnight before the release of Nine Months and meant he was questioned about the incident by several talk show hosts during the film’s promotion period.

When asked by Jay Leno about why he behaved as such, Mr Grant said: “I think you know in life what’s a good thing to do and what’s a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it.”

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But despite this scandalous arrest, Liz Hurley remains on good terms with Mr Grant.

In fact, the British actor is the godfather of her son, Damian, born in 2002.

Speaking on Watch What Happens, the Austin Powers actress played “Plead the Fifth”’ and chose to answer all of Andy Cohen’s questions.

When asked about why their romance ended, she said: “He remains my best friend to this day, but he used to really annoy me.

“I love him, but he’s very annoying.”

She added Mr Grant’s mood were difficult to handle “24/7”.

She said: “My friends used to call him Grumpelstiltskin!”

The mother-of-one even spoke about her sex life with the 59-year-old actor, claiming it was very good.

She said: “Oh really, a 10! I was with him for 13 years!”

Hugh Grant is similarly affectionate towards his ex-girlfriend.

The British actor told People’s The Jess Cagle Interview: “We’re like brother and sister.

“I think it’s partly because we went from zero to somewhere together, and we went through terrible years at the beginning when neither of us had any work, living in a tiny flat. It was quite bonding.”

The 59-year-old is due to appear on the Graham Norton Show on BBC One at 10.55pm.

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So THIS Is Why Snooki Retired From Reality TV!

Say what you will about Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi as she walks away from it all, but you’ll never tarnish her legacy as the most legendary one to EVER do her thing at Seaside Heights!

The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star is apparently walking away from the reality TV world, all set to retire after a decade of iconic on-camera bad-girl behavior. Now, we’re learning more about the motivation behind her surprising decision — and honestly, we get it!

The 32-year-old mother of three adorable children with husband Jionni LaValle recently filmed an interview for a January 2020 episode of The Mel Robbins Show, and during her talk with the show’s eponymous host, she revealed the reasoning behind her retirement:

“I think when I was, like, actually forcing myself to be in a situation that I wasn’t happy in . Like, I was forcing myself to be ‘happy,’ and I’m like, ‘That’s not me.’ I’m not genuinely happy. That’s when I was like, ‘I’m out.’”

What can we say? When you know, you know… and when you’re not happy, well, you gotta go!

But even though it may sound cut and dry to hear her tell it now, Snooki did admit the decision wasn’t easy, especially considering her long-standing, close-knit relationships with the rest of the cast.

Still, she ultimately came to the conclusion her family simply had to take priority:

“It was really hard, but I had to think about my happiness and where I really wanted myself to be, and it’s being a mom and being kids and not drama and drinking … and drama.”


Now in her 30s and much more mature than she was when this crazy trip began a decade ago, it’s really no surprise the Chilean-born reality TV star is ready to settle down a little bit. And as cute as her kids are? Girl, we don’t blame you at all!!

Still, what a legacy she leaves behind…

How do you even begin to quantify the impact Snooki had on Jersey Shore, and on reality TV… and even on society at large?!

Along with BFF Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, the lovable little meatball gave us the single most iconic letter ever written, perhaps in all of history. (Sorry ’bout it, Paul! LOLz!)

The day back in 2010 when she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly on the boardwalk may be the most ridiculous law enforcement incident ever captured on reality TV cameras.

And we’ll never forget when she was infamously punched by a male patron at Seaside’s Beachcomber Bar in one of Jersey Shore‘s very first episodes, setting the stage for a CRAZY decade of television.

Seriously… what a legacy! The best to ever do it!

Our hats are off to you, Snooki! Enjoy a pickle or two on the way out the door!

Karma will never be the same again!!!

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Ryan Reynolds and Camila Cabello's Game of "True Confessions" Hit Some Unexpected Turns

Ryan Reynolds and Camila Cabello put their persuasion abilities to the test in a round of “True Confessions” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During the Dec. 12 episode, the 43-year-old “Free Guy” star and 22-year-old “Señorita” singer played the game, in which they had to guess the validity of someone’s claim. Ryan was naturally skilled at sharing his disclosure — which was “My mom once washed her hands with a urinal cake” — while keeping a poker face.

Camila, on the other hand, admitted to being “a bad liar.” But when she confessed that she once lost Taylor Swift’s cat, it was pretty hard for Ryan and Jimmy to gauge her honesty. Watch them interrogate Camila to see if she really was responsible for losing one of Taylor’s beloved pets in the clip above!

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Jason Derulo Said There Were "Balls and Bulges Everywhere" on the 'Cats' Set

I’d love to say “Happy Friday!” to y’all, but how can I when Jason Derulo is still out here talking about his penis and Cats!?! It’s a cursed day, and since I had to hear about how his bulge and that movie somehow intersect, you do too.

So as it has been burned into our collective minds, Jason’s penis is the size of an “anaconda,” and his latest thirst trap made his endowment so prominent that Instagram took it down. (He has since meme’d himself and put a Subway footlong over his dick print, but it somehow just made everything worse???)

Anyway, I know Kim Kardashian thought she broke the internet all those years ago with that “Jungle Fever” magazine cover, but I will see that and raise her the incredibly polarizing reactions to Jason’s Instagram. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Jason opened up about what was running through his mind when he started seeing all this free press roll in. He said, “I didn’t think it was gonna cause, like, this much thirst. Like, I mean, c’mon. When I was posting it in the morning, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, women might like this one,’ you know what I’m saying?” He continued, “Like, ‘Yeah, this is a good photo,’ but I wasn’t like, ‘Yo, this is about to be crazy’—post. Nah, not at all.”

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And like a true media-trained expert, he seamlessly shifted the conversation from his penis to Cats. He said, “The polarizing response is what you want on anything, you know?…but I think it’s all positive in the end. I think Cats is probably the most talked-about film right now.”

Then he revealed what it was actually like on the Cats set, and it sounds way more concerning than you ever would’ve thought. He joked about the CGI suits they wore and said, “So, in the stomach area it was loose here and it was tight in other areas, but it’s just not flattering. But we were all naked. Balls everywhere. Balls and bulges everywhere.” Glad we can all share this visual now.

The movie doesn’t come out until December 20, but if you, for some reason, are searching for more Cats content to hold you over, consider this video:

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Laganja Estranja Reveals Why She Wouldn’t Ever Return For ‘All Stars’

Laganja Estranja has a pretty good reason for why she’ll more than likely never appear on an upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has catapulted over 100 drag queens to international stardom, Laganja Estranja included. The Dallas, Texas native became a household name during season 6 in 2013 where her larger than life personality split fans of the long-running reality competition series who were either loving or hating what she was bringing to the show. She performed well on the program, winning a mini and maxi-challenge in the same episode before being eliminated by Joslyn Fox the following week. Laganja has found success after RPDR by appearing on other reality series like So You Think You Can Dance, the Netflix series Dancing Queen with her drag mother Alyssa Edwards and also releasing a bunch of solo tracks as her career has continued to climb.

So it would make sense that she would participate in an All Stars season alongside many of her RPDR alum who have also become big names after their debut season. Turns out it’s something she’s not interested in doing right now which she talked about with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at the Dec 4th launch of Glow Recipe’s newest clean product Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream.

“At this current time, I would not do a RuPaul‘s Drag Race All Stars series,” she began. “As much as I love the brand and I’m so grateful to be a part of it, I just really feel like I’m trying to expand my career and going back to that show would just pigeonhole me as just a RuPaul‘s Drag Race girl.”

She continued, “I want to be a choreographer, I want to be a director, I want to be seen as more than just my drag character. So that’s why I’m exploring other opportunities like being here with Glow Recipe.” Laganja also revealed that she’s coming out with an album that’s set to be released sometime in 2020 after working on it for the past two years.

Even though she has no plans to return to the iconic RPDR set she still has fond memories of her original run on the Emmy-winning series. “As a 23 year old, just moved to Hollywood, I think I did amazing,” she said of her season 6 performance. “I think that I really showed I was confident in who I was, and while I was a little over the top and maybe a little bit dramatic, I stayed true to who I am. So I’m very proud of what happened then and where it’s led to me now.”

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Savannah Guthrie Reveals She Underwent Surgery After Son Threw Toy Train at Her Eye

Savannah Guthrie is recovering after eye surgery.

The Today co-host revealed on Wednesday (December 11) that she had to undergo surgery due to trauma to her eye after her 2-year-old son Charley threw a toy train at her right eye.

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“This is my ‘out of office’ message. Turns out I had to have surgery today because I had a massive tear in my retina and retina detachment. I am home resting for a while. Very grateful to my doctors, prayers of good friends and my husband @feldmike who has swooped in like a superhero,” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday (December 12) along with a note from her daughter that says “nobody can come into my mommy’s room.”

“A week ago I was worried about having to have surgery and got this text from my mom. It was two days before Charley’s bday. Mom perspectives are the best perspectives. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and good wishes. Things are looking up! I mean I’m not (looking up), but things are ❤️❤️❤️. Hope to SEE everybody soon!!” she added a day later on Friday (December 13).

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We are wishing Savannah a speedy recovery!

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Ben Affleck Has the ‘Utmost Respect’ for Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner

Making it work! Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, who finalized their divorce in 2018, are committed to their three children, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7. A source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that Affleck and Garner, both 47, will continue “to coparent and spend holidays together.”

The 13 Going on 30 actress is supportive of the Argo star, despite his recent sobriety relapse. “Jen puts up with a lot and does everything she can to keep it together — she wants Ben to be in the kids’ lives,” adds the insider. “That means dealing with things she isn’t happy about.”

The source continues, “Ben has the utmost respect for Jen and how she’s supported him through his addiction.”

While Affleck confirmed in October that he is dating following his second split from Lindsay ShookusGarner has been seeing John Miller since 2018. A source previously told Us that the Cali Group CEO, 41, is the “complete opposite” of Affleck.

For more on Affleck and Garner’s coparenting relationship, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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Gigi Hadid Shares the Sweetest Message for Taylor Swift on Her 30th Birthday

Gigi Hadid is showing love to her good friend, Taylor Swift!

The 24-year-old model posted a sweet message dedicated to the “You Need to Calm Down” singer-songwriter, who just turned 30 on Friday (December 13), on her Instagram.

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“My T ! 💛 An old soul celebrating 30 years here … and what a phenomenon you are. It’s rare someone can be inimitable yet still make hearts feel at home with innate generosity. I love you and can’t wait to celebrate you sister !!!! HAPPY BDAY🍾🍾🍾🧁🧁 @taylorswift” Gigi captioned the cute post.

Happy birthday, Taylor!

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