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NATALIE'S DOUBLE SURPRISE
After making a love match on the set of Black Swan, Natalie Portman announces a double scoop: She's engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied and they are expecting their first child. "I have always kept my private life private, but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience," the actress told Entertainment Weekly.
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SHANIA GETS MARRIED
On New Year's Day 2011, Shania Twain and her dashing confidant of two years, Frédéric Thiébaud, tied the knot at a sunset ceremony in Puerto Rico in front of 40 of their closest family and friends – including Twain's son, Eja, 9, who walked the bride down the aisle. "Love, peace and happiness is taking me in to 2011," Twain wrote on her website.
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ALI HAS A SON
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REESE GETS A RING
Giving marriage a second shot, Reese Witherspoon says yes to boyfriend Jim Toth's proposal over the holidays. "Jim knows Reese is the one for him," says a source close to the Hollywood agent – whom the actress began dating last January. "It's what he's been waiting for. [Getting engaged] is a natural step for them."
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ELTON & DAVID BECOME DADS
Talk about a merry Christmas delivery! Elton John and husband David Furnish welcomed son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John via surrogate Dec. 25. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," the new parents said in a statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."
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VALERIE GETS HITCHED
Valerie Bertinelli married her boyfriend of seven years, financial planner Tom Vitale, at their Malibu home on New Year's Day. "We're so happy!" the Hot in Cleveland star said of their surprise wedding, which brought out Bertinelli's ex-husband Eddie Van Halen, their son Wolfie and One Day at a Time costars Mackenzie Phillips and Pat Harrington.
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BRET GETS ENGAGED
Leaving his tour bus of bimbos behind, the Poison rocker and VH1 star asked on-and-off girlfriend of 16 years Kristi Gibson to be his wife on the finale of Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. "They swore I was the guy who would never," says Michaels, who has two daughters – Jorja, 5, and Raine, 10 – with Gibson. "And it feels awesome."
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HUGH FINDS A MATE
He may be the ultimate Playboy, but at 84, Hugh Hefner is still a romantic at heart, giving girlfriend Crystal Harris, 24, a round diamond ring on Christmas Eve. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears," he Tweeted of their . "This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory."
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DIERKS HAS A GIRL
Country singer Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy welcomed their second daughter, Jordan Catherine, on Christmas morning. "Say what [you] want about Santa's physique, but no arguing his impeccable timing! Evie wanted a little sis for Xmas amp Jordan just arrived!" Bentley Tweeted of giving 2-year-old daughter Evalyn Day a new playmate.
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