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Celebrity single ladies no more! Reese, Natalie, LeAnn and Hef’s girlfriend Crystal are set to walk down the aisle
REESE WITHERSPOON & JIM TOTH
They jog together and go to church together already, so a jaunt down the aisle seems like a natural next step for Witherspoon, 34, and CAA talent agent Jim Toth, 40. The pair, who have been dating for nearly a year following the actress’s 2009 split from Jake Gyllenhaal, 30, became engaged over the holidays when Toth proposed with a 4-carat sparkler during a romantic getaway. “Reese quickly realized that Jim was someone that she felt safe with and could count on,” a source tells Scoop. While Witherspoon certainly “wasn’t expecting it,” says a pal, “she is very happy.” Toth (who has never been married and does not represent his fiancee) quickly became a regular fixture around Witherspoon’s Brentwood home and bonded with daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, 7, her two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. “I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children,” said the actor, 36, who was married to Witherspoon for seven years. In October friends had a suspicion the pair would marry soon. “Jim knows Reese is the one for him,” the source said. “It’s what he’s been waiting for. [Getting engaged] is a natural step for them.”
LEANN RIMES & EDDIE CIBRIAN
No more rumors, it’s official! Before celebrating with family and friends, Cibrian, 37, proposed to Rimes, 28, in L.A. over the Christmas holiday with a 5-carat oval diamond set in platinum and rose gold designed by the couple and the actor’s childhood friend and jeweler Brent Polacheck. Later the singer and her beau flew off to Los Cabos, Mexico’s Hacienda Beach Club and Residences, where they indulged in poolside massages and rang in the new year at a local club.
NATALIE PORTMAN & BENJAMIN MILLEPIED
Talk about an unforgettable holiday gift! Portman and her beau announced that they’re engaged-and expecting! The actress, 29, and Millepied, 33, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, met during production for Black Swan (he choreographed her ballet moves) and have been inseparable since. “I am indescribably happy,” she told ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. “And feel very grateful to have this experience.”
HUGH HEFNER & CRYSTAL HARRIS
Though he’s been married twice before and has had countless (simultaneous!) girlfriends, 84-year-old Hugh Hefner is ready to give up his playboy status for Harris, 24, a Playmate he met in 2008. “We really complement one another, we have a wonderful time together, and I love her!” he gushed to Scoop over his Christmas Eve proposal. “I have a blast with him,” she adds.
Up until New Year’s Eve, despite rumors to the contrary, the word was that pop stars Justin Bieber, 16, and Selena Gomez, 18, were just friends. Well, actions speak louder than words. The swimsuit-clad teenagers kissed, hugged and cuddled during a romantic getaway on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia over New Year’s weekend. “She’s a good girl with good values,” says a source of Gomez. “He’s attracted to that.”
ARE THEY TOGETHER…OR NOT?
Olivier Martinez, 45, and Halle Berry, 44, haven’t been spotted together since early December, and Martinez was seen alone in Paris on New Year’s Eve.
LINDSAY LOHAN OUT OF REHAB
PLUS: SHE MOVES A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM HER EX SAMANTHA RONSON-WITHOUT TELLING HER!
Lindsay Lohan hopes to make a clean start in 2011 following her Jan. 3 release from treatment, but it seems some habits die harder than others. That same day the actress, 24, had her belongings moved to a Venice, Calif., home near Ronson’s. “Sam stepped out of her condo and was shocked that Lindsay was moving next door,” says an observer. “She was very pissed off.” Still, adds a Ronson source: “Sam will always be there as a friend as long as Lindsay stays sober.”
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 12/31, L.A.: Christina Aguilera celebrated her 30th birthday and New Year’s Eve with a party at her home. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden helped her toast with Moet & Chandon champagne. “She was so excited,” says a guest.
• 12/31, Las Vegas: Florence Welch and Blake Lively joined an A-list crowd, including Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for their opening.
• 1/1, Las Vegas: Rihanna hit HAZE nightclub for Bruno Mars’ live performance.