Dispatches from our Chicagoan in Hollywood Liz Crokin on royal babies, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s ups and downs and “Bachelor” relationships.
The Duchess of Cambridge is finally expecting her first child. Even though the royal family is delighted, it might be a rocky road ahead for Kate Middleton. Before Kate and Prince William got married, according to a source, the royal family was well aware that Kate had fertility issues. They were even informed that she may not be able to conceive at all.
“She’s gotten hormone treatments and blessings from clergy,” a source said. “There are whispers she got in vitro, too.”
Kate was admitted to the hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum and the palace said in a statement that her morning sickness is “acute.” The family is doing its best to stay optimistic.
“Everyone is overjoyed,” my source said. “They weren’t certain that she could conceive so it’s a miracle. They are praying and hoping for the best!”
Gwen and Gavin on the rocks
There’s been speculation that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s marriage is on the rocks after a photo surfaced of Gavin affectionately touching the “nanny” on the behind. Other reports stated that the blonde in the photo was actually the rock star’s sister. My source says that Gwen and Gavin’s issues began long before the photo surfaced.
“They’ve been having marital problems since the summer,” the source said.
But it’s not just Gavin. This summer, Gwen was spotted cozying up with ex-boyfriend and band mate Tony Kanal at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.
“They were very affectionate with each other,” said a source, who saw them backstage. “They were whispering in each other’s ears and sitting close.”
Both Gwen and Gavin have a reputation for being sexually adventurous, so perhaps they have an understanding. Let’s not forget, Gavin did admit to once having a relationship with a transgender male.
Kristin Chenoweth and Jake Pavelka are dating, but Kristin may want to think twice about a relationship with the former “Bachelor.”
“Jake is a tough guy to date,” a source said. “He is emotionally not available. When he was dating Vienna [Girardi] he stopped sleeping with her and shut down emotionally.” But the source noted he is definitely interested in staying in the spotlight.