The stars apparently took the phrase “save the best for last” very literally this month. As 2010 comes to a close, here’s a recap of the last few weeks of Hollywood’s relationship happenings:
Dec. 6 – Kelsey Grammer and his girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, reveal they are engaged (this will be the fourth marriage for the former “Frasier” star).
Dec. 8 – Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson and director Cameron Crowe finalize their divorce, after separating in 2008… Jenny McCarthy splits with her boyfriend of four months, bodybuilder Jason Toohey.
Dec. 9 – Reports surface that “Ugly Betty” star Becki Newton gave birth to a baby boy (with husband Chris Diamantopulos) in early November. The name of the baby and the exact date of the birth have yet to be released… Drea de Matteo and rocker Shooter Jennings announce that they are expecting their second child together.
Dec. 11 – Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tie the knot after four years together. Also, “Better With You” actress JoAnna Garcia and her sweetheart, Yankee Nick Swisher, walk down the aisle to wedded bliss.
Dec. 12 – Elizabeth Hurley announces she and her husband of nearly four years, Arun Nayar, separated a few months ago after pictures emerge of the actress looking close with cricket star Shane Warne.
Dec. 13 – Country singer Josh Turner and his wife welcome their third child, Crawford Marion… Former “High School Musical” stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens split after four years together… “Dexter” co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter separate after nearly two years of marriage.
Dec. 14 – Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson confirm their split after two years of marriage… Hulk Hogan marries girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel in a small ceremony at his Clearwater Beach home… Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany announce that they are expecting another child – their third.
Dec. 15 – Zac Hanson (“MmmBop!”) and wife Kate welcome their second child, Junia Rose Ruth… “Nip/Tuck” actor Dylan Walsh files for divorce from Joanna Going.
Dec. 16 – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo proposes to his girlfriend, Candice Crawford (sister of “Gossip Girl” actor Chace Crawford)… Nick Cannon announces that Mariah is expecting twins (after originally announcing their pregnancy news to Access Hollywood in October).
Dec. 17 – Jay DeMarcus, member of the country superband Rascal Flatts, and his wife Allison welcome daughter Madeline Leigh DeMarcus.
December 18 -- Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber become proud parents of Locklyn Kyla Vaughn.
December 20 -- Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur become proud parents of Theodore Hayes MacArthur… Bret Michaels proposes to his longtime love, Kristi Gibson, on the season finale of his VH1 reality show, “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It”… Shania Twain announces her engagement to Frederic Thiebaud. Shania and Frederic reportedly found romance after taking comfort in each other after their respective spouses became involved.
Dec. 21 – Soccer star Landon Donovan files for divorce from “10 Things I Hate About You” actress Bianca Kajlich after nearly four years of marriage.
Dec. 23 — “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis and his girlfriend, Angel Reed, became proud parents of daughter Malena James… “Friend” David Schwimmer and his wife, Zoe Buckman, announce they are expecting their first child.
Christmas Eve – Jason Mraz proposes to his girlfriend, Tristan Prettyman… New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre and his wife, Barrett, confirm they are expecting their third child.
Christmas Day – Alanis Morissette gives birth to Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway… Elton John and David Furnish become proud parents of Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John (via surrogate)… “Big Love” actress Ginnifer Goodwin announces her engagement to boyfriend Joey Kern.
Dec.26 – Hugh Hefner announces his engagement to girlfriend Crystal Harris (40 years his junior).
Dec. 27 – Natalie Portman announces she is engaged to her “Black Swan” choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, and that the couple is expecting a baby… LeAnn Rimes announces her engagement to boyfriend Eddie Cibrian.
Dec. 28 – Reports surface that “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth married his longtime girlfriend, Elsa Pataky, over the weekend… Reese Witherspoon announces her engagement to boyfriend Jim Toth.
Dec. 30 – John Mellencamp and his wife, model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, split after two decades of marriage.