More than FRIENDS?
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn
Happy in Hawaii
Longtime friends, the pair are taking things to the next level – ringing in the New Year together at Penn’s beachfront home on Oahu. Back in L.A., Theron, 38, mom to 2-year-old Jackson, and Penn, 53, kept things cozy, enjoying a movie date night (The Wolf of Wall Street) on Jan. 5 and hanging out at her house.
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
After a busy fall working on opposite coasts, the pair found time to relax. Aniston, 44, and Theroux, 42, hit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to welcome the New Year with margaritas and pals such as Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern. Aniston “worked out every day” and enjoyed meals cooked by her private chef, says a witness. “She looks great!” Will the two finally tie the knot? Aniston was “very excited” about their holiday celebrations, says a source. But “only time will tell.”
New Younger Guy
Two months after her divorce from Ashton Kutcher was (finally) finalized, Moore, 51, frolicked in Tulum, Mexico, with Sean Friday, 27, a drummer in the L.A. alternative band Dead Sara. “Demi is feeling vibrant and sexy,” says a pal. “She’s loving the way having a new guy makes her feel.” Another source in their circle says the pair have been close “for months,” and Moore was spotted backstage at a Dead Sara concert last summer. Arriving in Tulum just after Christmas, the pair kicked back with a group that included Moore’s daughter Rumer Willis, 25. With her trademark Red Bull in hand (she asked for up to 12 cans a day – that’s as much caffeine as about 12 cups of coffee!), Moore danced all night with the tattooed rocker at Tulum hot spot Gitano on Jan. 4. “Demi kept a close eye on Sean,” says an observer. “She made it clear, ‘This is my man!’ ”
Teen POWER COUPLE
Harry Styles & Kendall Jenner
How’s this for good-boyfriend material? Hitting the slopes together in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on Jan. 3, “Harry was a gentleman and even offered to carry Kendall’s snowboard to the ski lift,” says a source. The One Direction singer, 19, and the Keeping up with the Kardashians star, 18, have played coy recently about their relationship, with Jenner, an aspiring model, telling E!, “We’re friends. He’s cool.” Styles, who briefly dated Taylor Swift in 2012, maintained an adoring gaze on Jenner during their snowy outing. “They were very cute together,” says the source. “There was a lot of flirting and smiling going on.”
At the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, the reality star, 33, and her rapper fiancé, 36, joined sister Kourtney (above), 34, mom Kris and 7-month-old baby North for New Year’s skiing and s’mores. “Everyone was in a very festive mood,” says a witness. (Sister Khloé, who filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in December, stayed in L.A.) But the family received sad news just after, when Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick, 30, mourned the death of his father, Jeffrey, on Jan. 3.
Madonna & Lourdes
The singer, 55, took her four kids – Lourdes (right), 17, Rocco, 13, and David and Mercy, 8 – and a passel of their friends for a frosty vacation in Euro-fabulous Gstaad, Swizerland, where her friend Valentino throws an annual New Year’s party. But she ignited controversy with an Instagram photo of Rocco and two of his young pals holding bottles of liquor. “No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down,” she responded to critics.