She said yes! Vanessa Williams, 51—who’s currently starring in the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful—is engaged to boyfriend Jim Skrip, she revealed during a taping of The Queen Latifah Show. • Jason Aldean, 37, is set to wed American Idol alum Brittany Kerr. The couple were first photographed together at a Los Angeles bar two years ago while Aldean was still married. He eventually filed for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery in late April 2013.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 26, welcomed her second child, daughter Giovanna Marie, with fiancé Jionni LaValle, 27, on Sept. 26. The couple are already parents to Lorenzo Dominic, 2.
Surprise! Jeremy Renner, 43, has confirmed he quietly wed actress and model Sonni Pacheco. “I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy,” the Avengers star told Capitol File magazine. “I don’t need her to get hammered with my life.”
Jennifer Lopez, 45, and Leah Remini, 44, were rear-ended by an allegedly drunk driver on Sept. 27 in Malibu, Calif. No one was harmed in the accident, and the other driver was arrested.
Amid allegations of infidelity on both sides, Amber Rose, 30, filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, 27, on Sept. 22, after one year of marriage. They’re parents to son Sebastian, 19 months. • Erika Jackson filed for divorce from former American Idol judge Randy Jackson, 58, on Sept. 26. The two had been married for 18 years. “Randy is bummed out,” an insider told PEOPLE. “It’s not the way he wanted it to happen or end.”
Why I Care
PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GIVING BACK
The actor raises Alzheimer’s awareness with a variety show
My wife Lauren [Miller]’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s when she was in her early 50s. Out of a sense of desperation—and wanting to feel like we were doing something—we, along with some friends, started Hilarity for Charity, a comedy variety show. The fact that Lauren has embraced everything that goes along with the disease and is sharing her story? It’s incredible. She’s been forced to delve into a part of her life that is inherently very unhappy. Ultimately the hope is to discover a cure. But in the meantime we’re focusing on more tangible goals and have started a program to get scholarships for in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s. I just hope that we’re able to capture the attention of more young people and get the disease the type of funding it deserves.
For more information, go to hilarityforcharity.org