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The 10 Best Celebrity News Stories From 2022 That Leave Us With a Happy Face

It’s no secret that the entertainment business can be full of unexpected pieces of news, but the good thing is that this can also include positive stories. Whether it’s a proposal, a wedding, an award, or a new addition to the family, celebrities have proved that there are plenty of reasons for celebration.

In this article, we’ve compiled 10 pieces of news we’ve read about in 2022 that have left us with a positive vibe.

1. Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song got engaged.

These 2, who have been dating for around 4 years now, are ready to become newlyweds. The good news was confirmed by Brenda Song herself while walking around Beverly Hills wearing a beautiful diamond ring.

This landmark in the pair’s relationship comes not long after the Home Alone lead actor and the Disney star welcomed their first child, Dakota Song Culkin. Even though they keep their child out of the spotlight, it seems like they’re a very happy family as Brenda Song has revealed that their boy takes the lead role in their lives. “Very few things can get us out of the house and away from our son,” shared the actress in an Instagram post.

2. Rihanna gave birth to her first baby.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first baby boy on May 13. After being friends for several years, the Umbrella singer and the rapper became a couple in 2020, and their pregnancy was officially announced back in January 2022 along with a photoshoot in New York City.

3. Jessica Chastain won her first Oscar.

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The Hollywood star was honored with an Academy Award this year for her leading role in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which she portrays evangelist, author, and singer Tammy Faye.

The acclaimed actress had been nominated for the Oscar twice before finally bringing the statuette home with her. The first time, she received a nomination for her supporting role in The Help and the second time for her character in Zero Dark Thirty.

4. Britney Spears tied the knot with her partner Sam Asghari.

After being set free from her so-called conservatorship, which prevented Britney Spears from getting married, it’s been nothing but a good ride for the pop star as she could finally wed her beloved fiancé Sam Asghari. The couple met in 2016 while filming Britney Spears’s music video Slumber Party and got engaged 2 months before the termination of the singer’s conservatorship.

The intimate ceremony was held on June 9 in Los Angeles, in the presence of about 60 guests, including several celebrities, like Paris Hilton, Madonna, Donatella Versace, Drew Barrymore, and Selena Gomez.

5. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are giving their mutual love a second chance.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, considered one of the most notable Hollywood couples, met in 2002, dated for around 2 years, but broke up and went their separate ways in 2004. After this, Jennifer Lopez married Latin singer Marc Anthony and had 2 children. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck wed Jennifer Garner and had 3 children. However, their love stories ended in 2011 and 2018, respectively.

Time passed by and, in April 2021, Jennifer and Ben started to see each other in Los Angeles with sources sharing that, “They are friends. They have always been friends and they have seen each other through the years,” and that, “They have a great time hanging out. It’s been years since they caught up properly. They have lots to talk about. They plan on hanging out again.”

In July 2021, their romantic relationship was made public when Jennifer Lopez shared a photo on her Instagram account showing herself and Ben Affleck kissing. Consequently, in April 2022, the couple announced their engagement and finally got married in Las Vegas to then celebrate their nuptials in a beautiful ceremony in Georgia.

6. Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams got married.

The couple tied the knot in an outdoor celebration on August 20 in Santa Barbara, California. Besides family and friends, the attendees included various faces from the Modern Family cast, like Julie Bowen, Nolan Gould, Sofia Vergara, and Jesse Tyler, who ended up officiating the ceremony, as actor Ty Burrell could not do it due to a family emergency. Although he was happy to replace Burell, Jesse revealed that he wasn’t the first choice. “I don’t know if people know this, but Ty Burrell was meant to do it,” the actor said.

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams have been together since 2017 and were supposed to get married in 2020, but they had to cancel their plans several times until they could finally say “I do.”

7. Brendan Fraser received a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival.

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The acclaimed actor was praised with a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival for his role in The Whale, which ended up moving Fraser to tears. In the beginning, the star was seated applauding just like everyone else, but it was Darren Aronofsky, the movie director, who encouraged him to accept the audience’s ovation by standing up.

The film, to be released in December, features a 600-pound man who undergoes serious health issues as he tries to revive his relationship with his teenage daughter. To play this role, Fraser had to wear a prosthetic suit and spend about 6 hours per day getting the necessary makeup to fully portray his character. “I developed muscles I did not know I had. I even felt a sense of vertigo at the end of the day when all the appliances were removed; it was like stepping off the dock onto a boat in Venice. It gave me an appreciation for those whose bodies are similar. You need to be an incredibly strong person, mentally and physically, to inhabit that physical being,” the Hollywood star shared in a press conference.

8. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their 4th child.

The beloved Hollywood couple, who has been married since 2012, already has 3 daughters: James, Inez, and Betty. However, they’re expanding their beautiful family even more with a fourth child. The Gossip Girl actress recently posted a set of photos revealing her baby bump on her Instagram account, including one where she’s accompanied by famous singer Taylor Swift. Blake shared the pictures along with a caption where she stated, “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a sighting will leave me alone, you freak me and my kids out.”

9. Khloé Kardashian welcomed her second child.

In August, the reality show star added a baby boy to her family via surrogate. Back in July 2022, a rep for Khloé confirmed that the celebrity was expecting her second child with basketball player Tristan Thompson, but that they were not back together as a couple. The pair are already parents to True Thompson, who was born in April 2018.

10. Keanu Reeves is coming back as Constantine for the movie sequel.

After bringing The Matrix back to the big screen, Warner Bros. has decided to revive another film starring Keanu Reeves as they’re developing the second part of Constantine, which was first released in 2005.

After the success of Constantine, the character portrayed by Reeves has remained in the audience’s memories and the actor’s popularity has only gone up. So, it’s no secret that the film is creating a lot of expectations among fans.

Have you heard any other good news this year? Tell us in the comments!

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