Looks like "Thank U, Next" is finally a phrase we can actually use. 2018 is officially coming to an end. Much like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance, this year seems to have reached its #End in the blink of an eye.
At the same time, some of 2018's biggest headlines feel like they were a zillion years ago. Demi Lovato taking that time out to heal herself? You probably wouldn't be able to slap a date on that one. Drake announcing that little-known son of his? We have short memories. The Kardashians and Miley Cyrus posting pics of those insane Californian wildfires? You'd probably forgotten it even happened, right?
2018 may well break records when it comes to celeb stories. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin continue to be front-page news. Likewise, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. With more Bachelor Nation babies, break-ups and engagements than we can throw a ring at, it's not like reality TV hasn't dominated this year's headlines.
Oh, and then there are the pregnancies. Snooki, Jessica Simpson, Carrie Underwood and Porsha Williams are all rocking bumps. Cardi B might have welcomed baby Kulture, but #Divorce is on the horizon. Jennifer Aniston? 2018 brought her another one.
We're 100% serious when we say that 2018's celeb stories are likely to out-do every year so far. You've earned yourself a moment on the couch with some #PopcornWorthy stories. Here are 22 of 2018's biggest headline makers: babies, breakups, engagements, divorces, dramas, feuds...Leave it to us to finish that list.
22 Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin: #Married Before We Could Refresh Our Feeds
Justin Bieber's Instagram used to be a random sprinkling of himself between family snaps and the odd picture of forest trees. Now? It's full of loved-up pics of himself with Hailey Baldwin– not just another "Biebs lady."
Hailey met Justin back in 2009, Cosmopolitan reports. While there were nearly 10 years of "on-off" with Selena Gomez, it was Justin's 2018 split from Selena that really allowed him to pursue things with Hailey. These two wasted no time. "My wife is awesome" was Justin's November 2018 update on Instagram. #Married.
21 Kylie Jenner And Baby Stormi (Talk About A Game-Changer)
Kylie Jenner spent a good chunk of 2017 off the radar. In February 2018, Kylie returned to Instagram (and not alone). The announcement of baby Stormi's arrival broke Instagram records with over 16 million likes, as stated by Celebrity Insider. Cosmopolitan reports Kylie saying:
"I don't really know how we thought of Storm. I didn't really like Storm – I didn't feel like that was her name. So then it became Stormi. And it just stuck."
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner are now parents to Stormi Webster. This munchkin isn't far off her 1st birthday.
20 Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson: From 24-Day Engagement To "Thank U, Next"
It's the biggest break-up of 2018. Ariana Grande now lists Pete Davidson alongside her other exes on "Thank U, Next." Remember though, Sweetener did come with a song dedicated to her then-fiancé.
Ariana had told her tour manager she was "100% marrying" Pete the day she clapped eyes on him,
E! News reported. These two were engaged in just 24 days. On October 14, 2018, Ariana and Pete called it quits. The matching tattoos are disappearing, but the hype of this short-lived romance won't disappear.
19 Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Calling It Quits After Nine Years (Someone Pass The Tissues)
When a celeb couple has been married nine whole years, people generally think it's #GoingToLast. The 2018 news that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were calling it quits threw us more heartbreak than we could handle. It all started with an Instagram post.
"We fell deeply in love many years ago," was the opener. The "two best friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible" was covered by E! News. Channing and Jenna have one daughter, Everly.
18 Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Basically Out-Doing Every Wedding We've Ever Seen
Move over, Kardashians. Priyanka Chopra's 2018 wedding to Nick Jonas is the official #WeddingGoals– we're still gushing over every single detail. We knew we were onto something good with Nick's engagement announcement on Instagram:
"Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love." Meanwhile, Priyanka captioned her pic: "Taken...with all my heart and soul."
Priyanka shared her Amazon wedding registry (that included yellow dog raincoats and bar carts) in November 2018, E! News reports. Hollywood met Bollywood in December 2018, as these two tied the knot in India. Biggest #Swoon ever.
17 That Cardi B And Nicki Minaj Feud
Fashion Week is a pretty fancy deal. When Donatella Versace and Karl Lagerfeld are regular faces, you're in for some high-end stuff. Taking things down a notch with a bit of a #ParkingLot brawl were Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.
"Throwing her shoe" is how Cardi decided to make her exit at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party, as The Daily Mail reports. Nicki denies having criticized Cardi on her parenting, though, as BBC states. She did, however, launch a line of merch based on the event. Not a feud we've forgotten.
16 Speaking Of Cardi, #BabyKulture And Splitting From Offset All In One Year
It's been a major year for Cardi B. Topping charts and breaking records were likely Cardi's plans, although not everything in life comes with a #MeantToBe. In July 2018, Cardi and her husband, Offset became parents to Kulture Kiari. "Anything else would have been basic," Cardi said, as Billboard reports.
Fast-forward to December 2018, and we're looking at a single mother. Cardi announced her split from Offset via an Instagram video. W magazine reports that Offset "really, really wants Cardi back." Somehow, we don't see that happening.
15 All The Tristan Drama With Khloe Kardashian's Pregnancy (But Baby True Is Here)
The latest from these two is that Khloe is "in love" with Tristan Thomspon, so Cosmopolitan reports. This relationship has been anything but easy-going, though. "Messed up" is how Kim called the whole Tristan drama on The Ellen Show (after Khloe's baby daddy was filmed with an unknown woman).
And you wonder why it's called "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
Tristan's #Moment happened days before Khloe was due. The stories change every day with this couple, but we did get baby True (and this cute Thanksgiving shot).
14 Lady Gaga Getting Engaged, "A Star Is Born" (Tell Us Something We Didn't Already Know)
Back in the day, people were struggling to take those meat dresses and outrageous outfits seriously. Way more mature (and 100% showing us that talent), Lady Gaga has really come into her own. A Star Is Born is now out, but it's Gaga's personal life that made us swoon in 2018.
Gaga thanked "my fiancé Christian" during Elle's 25th Annual Women In Hollywood event in October 2018, as Elle reports. This "Bad Romance" singer has #180'd her lyrics. The Hollywood Reporter estimates the ring to be worth $400,000.
13 Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Getting Divorced (At This Point, We'd Marry Her)
A huge part of us just wants to take Jennifer Aniston, hug her and scour the earth for a man who will make her truly happy. Following her failed marriage to Brad Pitt, Jen married Justin Theroux in 2015. After less than three years of marriage, E Online reported their split in February 2018.
"It was heartbreaking," Justin told NY Times in late 2018. "Put through hell" is New Idea's report of Jen's side of things. At 49 years old, America's original sweetheart is once again single.
12 Meanwhile, The Brad And Angelina Custody Battle Continued To Get Messier
Angelina and Brad Pitt were the ultimate Hollywood power couple. The year 2005 marked the start of this couple's glittering red carpet appearances, babies, eventual marriage and yes, that 2016 divorce. Co-parenting six kids isn't easy in the normie world – in Hollywood, it's a nightmare. Radar Online reports:
Brad offered Angelina a $100 million settlement.
"Ugly custody trial looms" was Mercury News' November 2018 headline. With BBC's December 2018 report that a custody agreement had been reached, we're hoping the waters settle.
11 Kim Kardashian Had Baby Chicago, Kanye Said They're Moving There, #NotHappening
Kim Kardashian doesn't budge easily. She doesn't budge on business decisions, and she certainly doesn't do it in her personal relationships. In 2018, Kim and Kanye West welcomed their third child via a surrogate. Chicago West now joins Saint and North.
In September 2018, E! News explained why Kim "isn't moving to Chicago full-time," following the KUWTK news that Kanye wanted to leave California for his hometown of Chicago. "Kanye changes his mind about things often," an insider told the media outlet. Kim is reportedly "open to spending more time there," but that's where she draws the line.
10 Calling Kourtney "The Least Exciting To Look At" Did Happen, Though
Oh, do the Kardashians know how to keep us entertained. Season 15 of KUWTK reached its most explosive point in August 2018, when Kim #LostHerCool and dropped the ultimate insult. "She's the least exciting to look at," Kim said as the sisters clashed over photoshoot schedules.
"I said: You're the least exciting to look at," Kim told Kourt. "What I meant is, you're the most boring."
Insider reported the above in an entire article covering the biggest reality shade of 2018. Kim later apologized, but Kourt was still reduced to tears.
9 Demi Lovato Had A Major Scare, Disappeared Off The Radar, Returned With A New Flame
Raw honesty is part of what makes Demi Lovato so loved. People are over fakery. 100% voicing the fact that life has its challenges (and with a beyond epic voice), Demi shot to fame as a #2018Woman, but she's had her troubles.
In November 2018, Demi was spotted for the first time following the rehab time she took following a scary incident. She wasn't dining alone, though. The Daily Mail reported Demi "sharing a kiss" with her sobriety companion, Henry Levy. Demi has kept quiet about it, although she did reach out to her fans regarding her absence.
8 The Rock Had Baby #3 (Running Out Of Ways This Guy Is #CompleteGoals)
With over 100 million Instagram followers, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a guy who's followed for a reason. This muscle machine is the biggest softie, though (not to mention the biggest #WorkoutInspiration ever).
There's more to Dwayne Johnson than clanging around weights and Jumanji movies, though. Dwayne is now a father of three following the 2018 arrival of his third daughter, Tiana Gia. Here's an IG pic of him being a hands-on dad (and boyfriend). Just when we thought he couldn't be more #Goals.
7 Selena Gomez Reached #MostFollowed, Took A Deep Breath, Disappeared For Some Healing
Selena Gomez makes wise decisions. Like putting her health and wellbeing before her career. In December 2018, Hollywood Life reported that Selena was finally back out in the open following her rehab time.
"Update: taking a social media break. Again," was Selena's September 2018 message to her 143 million followers (now 144 million). As the most-followed woman on Instagram, Selena is a powerhouse of a figure, but #Diva was never her vibe. "Grateful to be able to step back" was part of her hiatus message.
6 Kylie Jenner Reached Youngest #SelfMadeBillionaire, #LovedUp With Travis, Disappearing Is So 2017
Everyone was surprised when Kylie Jenner's 2018 net worth became front-page news. At the age of 20, Kylie fronted Forbes' "Youngest Self-Made Billionaire" cover as the self-starting, hard-hitting businesswoman that she is.
Kylie has earned a staggering $900 million from Kylie Cosmetics. She owns 100% of the company.
Meanwhile, Kylie's personal life continues to go from strength to strength. Travis Scott says he needs Kylie "to operate," The Daily Mail reports. He's also figuring out a way to propose.
5 Gigi Hadid Split With Zayn Malik, Got Back Together Just In Time For Christmas
Exactly how we like seeing these two! Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are a celeb couple that came with a #MeantToBe from day one. The former One Direction star started his relationship with Gigi in 2016, Billboard reports. While there was a pretty major split in 2018, The Mirror reports that they're 100% back on.
"Flyin home to my happy place" was Gigi's IG update (of a pic showing her snuggling up to Zayn). "She's such an incredible soul," Zayn said about the split, as Elite Daily reports. Given that they're back together, looks like he meant it.
4 Bella Hadid & The Weeknd Did The Exact Same Thing
From one supermodel sister to another. Bella Hadid and The Weeknd got their #BackTogether status confirmed by Seventeen in October 2018. In December 2018, Vogue dropped by Bella's place for their 73 questions. The answers came very easily.
"Who makes you laugh the hardest?" Bella immediately replied, "My boyfriend."
There were some blips along the way (like The Weeknd's relationship with Selena Gomez), but it looks like these two have found their time. They're easily one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood.
3 Ed Sheeran Kicked Off 2018 By Getting Engaged To A Total Normie
Ed Sheeran actually broke some pretty impressive records in 2018. Forbes named him 2018's highest-earning solo musician as his tours netted close to half a billion dollars. The nerdy-looking ginger guy is worth $110 million.
Happiness isn't about the money for Ed, though. "Got myself a fiancé [sic]," Ed shared on Instagram. His lady? Cherry Seaborn is a total normie. The Daily Mail reports Ed thanking Taylor Swift for kick-starting his romance by having a get-together at her house. Ed had actually met Cherry in high school, and both were at Taylor's house!
2 Aaron Paul Named His Daughter Story, Threw Us This Pic, "Breaking Bad" Movie #InTheWorks
Aaron Paul had a bit of an #OldNews feel after Breaking Bad ended. With Esquire's report that a Breaking Bad movie is in the works though, the guy who was initially considered too cute to play Jesse Pinkman is back in the limelight.
Aaron Paul will likely return as the hilarious, swoon-worthy Jesse in the movie. His love life in RL? Aaron met his wife at Coachella. He got married in a Vegas chapel and this little cutie-pie was the result, Hello Giggles reports. Aaron has named his daughter Story.
1 Kanye West Feuded With Drake, Ranted On Twitter (What Else Is New?)
Kanye West made 2018 headlines for pretty much the same reasons as he did in 2017 (and 2016 and 2015). December 2018 saw Kanye feud with Drake– this time, it was "accusing Drake of threatening his family," Glamour reports. Ariana weighed in, so did Kim and the whole thing blew over fairly quickly.
The rest of 2018 for Kanye? Well, he did become a dad for the third time. Kanye became "Ye," although we're not sure...is he back to being Kanye?
References: Cosmopolitan, Celebrity Insider, E Online, The Daily Mail, BBC, W Magazine