The Top 5 Houston celebrity stories of 2019
HOUSTON – Houston celebs made a lot of headlines in 2019. Here are a few of our favorites:
J.J. Watt proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kealia Ohai in May on a vacation trip in the Bahamas.
Ohai said, “We were in the Bahamas just for our bye week -- this was our bye week last weekend -- and we had an awesome first night. Then the second night we were there, he took me out to the pier of the island we were on and there was a drone flying over and I was like, 'OK, something's going on.' And then he got down on one knee and proposed."
While there is no official wedding date yet and the couple is focusing on their athletic seasons, we are excited about all the wedding announcements to follow this year.
Astros’ beloved second baseman, Jose Altuve announced exciting news this November.
Jose Altuve and his wife, Giannina Altuve are expecting their second baby girl in 2020.
They announced the news via Instagram.
After being sighted in Houston a handful of times during their two-year relationship, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott took a break starting in October this year. According to E! News, “Kylie and Travis aren’t officially calling it quits on their relationship, but are taking space apart,” a source told E! News of the couple, who are parents to daughter Stormi Webster. “It’s not a firm split. They’ve been fighting again, but have still seen each other within this last month.” Jenner then tweeted, “Travis and I are on great terms and our main focus right now is Stormi‼️ Our friendship and our daughter is priority.” Since the couple’s split, Jenner has been linked with Tyga and Drake.
As if 2019 needed more Kardashian drama, following the Tristan Thompson scandal, Jordyn Woods made a brief visit to clutch city. According to TMZ, James Harden, another one of Khloe Kardashian’s exes, was spotted partying it up with Woods at Belle Station in Midtown.
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“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time. Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?” - story for @time by Sam Irby
Houston’s own Lizzo was named Entertainer of the Year by TIME.
In the article by Samantha Irby, she wrote “Lizzo does represent something new. Her sound is relentlessly positive and impossibly catchy: bangers that synthesize pop, rap and R&B, with hooks so sharp it feels like they’ve been in your brain forever.”
The University of Houston alumna was also dubbed Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press, broke the Billboard record for longest-running No. 1 song by a female rap artist and received eight Grammy nominations, all in 2019.
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