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Kaitlyn Bristowe: Michelle Was ‘Blindsided’ by ‘Abrupt’ Nayte Split



The inside scoop. Kaitlyn Bristowe has spoken to Michelle Young about her split from Nayte Olukoya, and she has thoughts about what went down.

“I don’t want to speak for Michelle because it’s her story and it’s his story and whatever, but I’ve obviously talked to her and I’m there for her, of course,” the Dancing With the Stars champ, 37, said during a recent episode of her “Off the Vine” podcast. “I was there for her through her whole experience.”

The Canada native and Tayshia Adams cohosted season 18 of The Bachelorette, which ended with Young, 29, getting engaged to Olukoya, 28. In June, however, the former teacher confirmed that the duo called off their engagement.

“I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going out separate ways but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “I’m deeply hurting and will need time and space to work through this heartbreak.”

According to Bristowe, the Minnesota native was “definitely blindsided” by the breakup. “She was confused because I think it was, like, after her birthday, and she was like, ‘Wait, what?’” the Dew Edit cofounder explained. “I don’t know what happened.”

Still, the season 11 Bachelorette has been mulling over what could have gone wrong. “I don’t know this for a fact — it’s just in my opinion,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Did he just, like, like the attention, or did he find someone else? Because it did feel abrupt.”

Earlier this month, Young confirmed that she was surprised by the breakup, though she didn’t elaborate on what caused the split. “I will say this is not something that I foresaw and I’ll leave it there,” she explained during an episode of the “Almost Famous” podcast with Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti.

The former basketball player also noted that the’s had “good days” and “bad days,” thanks also in part to the fact that she decided to step back from teaching earlier this year.

“It’s been quite a transition, I would say,” Young explained. “Just because this year, I decided to step away from the classroom this following school year just because I’ve been so burned out and just really wanting to, you know, get out of that survival mode. I kind of feel like life has taken this thing as like, ‘OK, challenge accepted … [now] deal with a breakup.’ It’s definitely not something that I planned to have to work through this summer.”

In recent weeks, social media users have speculated that Olukoya has moved on with Deandra Kanu, who appeared on season 24 of The Bachelor. Earlier this month, the Maine native, 26, attended his birthday party and appeared to be wearing his necklace in photos.

Days later, however, Kanu brushed off questions about the sales executive during an Instagram Live interview with fellow Bachelor in Paradise alum Ivan Hall. “Who?” she said in response to a question about whether Olukoya was her type.

“I’m kidding!” Hall, 30, replied. “You like, how do I say this? Guys [who are] a little bit more swaggy, I feel like than me.”


21 Loose Dresses That Are More Slimming Than Bodycon Styles



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Sure, you can find bodycon dresses that are seriously flattering and show off your figure — but not everyone is comfortable with wearing something skintight. Maybe you’re not feeling particularly confident and would prefer to rock a dress with a looser silhouette that’s slimming at the same time!

With that in mind, we picked out a slew of chic dresses with loose, comfy designs! Even though they’re not as fitted as others on the market, these frocks have details that can make you feel slim and sleek. Keep scrolling to take a look at all of these amazing styles and feel like your best self all season long!

21 Loose Dresses That Are More Flattering Than Bodycon Styles

Casual Daytime Dresses

1. One of our favorite beach maxi dresses for the summer is this flowy pick from OURS! It’s comfortable and available in so many amazing prints, plus it has convenient pockets!

2. We also adore the beachy look of this O’Neill mini dress, and the ruffle detail on the hem gives it a great A-line style silhouette!

3. The tiered design of this mini dress from Tiksawon creates effortless volume and shows off your legs!

4. If you like the tiered ruffle look but want a longer dress, this number from Everlane was made for you!

5. A tank swing dress like this one from ZESICA is a must-have essential for the summer season!

6. This BB Dakota by Steve Madden mini dress is casual enough to wear with sneakers and dressy enough to team with your favorite pair of heels!

7. We love all of the cute tropical prints that this spaghetti strap dress from 28 Palms comes in!

Adorable Weekend Brunch Dresses

8. This cotton mini dress from Reformation has an empire-waist style that’s incredibly flattering!

9. The fitted top on this midi dress from Everlane looks amazing with its full and flowy skirt!

10. We love how this sleeveless shirtdress from beachlunchlounge cinches in your waist, and the vertical stripes are so slimming!

11. If you’re looking for a subtle boho look, the embroidery along the hem on this sleeveless Romwe mini dress is swoon-worthy!

12. This Reformation midi dress has a relaxed fit, and the button-down design creates a slit that shows the perfect amount of leg!

13. A-line dresses are one of our favorite flattering looks, and this embroidered version from ECOWISH effortlessly embodies the summertime!

14. Another great score from ECOWISH is this bestselling mini dress — its flouncy skirt can smooth the tummy area, while the triangle top accentuates your bust! 

15. This MITILLY tunic shift dress has a loose style that’s beyond comfortable to wear! 

Fancier Night Out Dresses

16. We’re obsessed with the structured, off-the-shoulder top on this loose linen midi dress from Reformation!

17. This ETCYY midi dress also has a gorgeous off-the-shoulder look, and the tiered ruffle layers are absolutely incredible! 

18. The full skirt on this adorable Reformation midi dress will make you feel like twirling all night long!

19. This M.Nollby maxi dress has long sleeves that are ideal for chillier summer nights!

20. The fit-and-flare design of this Dress the Population midi dress creates a beautiful shape that will flatter any body type!

21. This BB Dakota by Steve Madden mini dress has a more fitted vibe, but the ruching on the sides makes it more flattering than a typical bodycon look!

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Lisa Vanderpump Denies Learning About Sandoval and Raquel’s Affair Early



Silencing the rumors. Lisa Vanderpump denied having any knowledge of Tom Sandoval cheating on Ariana Madix with Raquel Leviss before Scandoval made headlines.

“Ok … no I didn’t know … until a minute before you all did … I wish I would’ve tho. #pumprules,” the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 62, shared via Twitter on Saturday, May 27.

Vanderpump Rules producers have said a big reveal is still coming, sparking speculation that the revelation could include Lisa’s prior knowledge of the affair. However, she nixed that theory on Twitter, adding, “I know the revelation … but it ain’t that.”

Still, the restauranteur has faced backlash for not shunning Sandoval, 40, amid the news that he cheated on Madix, 37, with Leviss, 28. The new Lifetime star told Andy Cohen on May 17 that the England native “was a little too nice to” her ex, but she was making an exception — allowing both her former boss and husband Ken Todd to speak to Sandoval without her wrath.

The Vanderpump Wines founder exclusively told Us Weekly about why she handled Sandoval’s meltdown with kindness and how she felt about Madix’s reaction.

“Everybody else was chastising him. I didn’t feel like joining the pack. I mean, it seemed so kind of slanted. Everything was against him, you know?” the SUR owner told Us at the Vanderpump Dogs Gala on May 18. “I’ve known him for a long time. Of course, I’m condemning what he did. That’s why I said, ‘You’re not a bad person. You just did a bad thing.’ And my heart was always with Ariana. Maybe I didn’t kind of, you know, scream at him and lambast him, but everybody else had done that.”

She explained that it felt cruel to join people in ostracizing him.

“The man that was sitting in my living room, it felt like a broken man. So I just didn’t want to pile on, to be honest,” Vanderpump told Us at the time. “Have I had conversations and held ’em accountable? Yes, I mean, I felt the same way, absolutely, that everybody else did. But at some point, they’re like my children in some way. They’ve grown up with me. … You might scream at him for a second, and I did that before, but when I saw him, then you’ve gotta try to at least move forward or look for the path forward — even though it was too early to move forward [or] look for the path forward. But of course, we were all very upset. We felt duped. We were disgusted, we were hurt — all of those things.”

Fans will continue to see the fallout of Scandoval in the second and third parts of the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion, airing on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Date Night! Austin and Kaia Join Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber for Dinner



Family fun. Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber enjoyed a double date with the model’s parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.

The Elvis star, 31, joined the 21-year-old model and her parents at Roberta’s in Culver City, California, for dinner on Thursday, May 25, according to photos obtained by Page Six. Butler kept a low profile in a blue baseball cap, white T-shirt, brown trousers and a gray jacket. Kaia, meanwhile, wore all black with a white top and a canvas tote bag.

Meanwhile, Crawford, 57, was seen smiling as she carried a pizza box to the car. She wore gold hoop earrings with a black leather jacket over a black top and dark wash jeans and black, sandal heels. Her husband, who she married in 1998, also donned dark colors for the Italian dinner.

Butler and Kaia have spent plenty of time with her parents since they were first linked as an item in 2021. The foursome were spotted on vacation together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in December 2022.

Though the Carrie Diaries alum and the CELINE ambassador have appeared on several red carpets together, they often try to keep their relationship private. During a GQ interview published in May 2022, Butler declined to speak about his personal life.

“I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that,” he said of his relationship with Gerber. “But thank you for providing the space.”

He and his girlfriend made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala later that month. They smooched at the New York City event and later packed on the PDA at the Elvis premiere at Cannes Film Festival in France the following June. They most recently posed together at the Time100 gala.

Though her parents haven’t publicly commented on the lovebirds, an insider previously told Us Weekly that Crawford is very supportive of her youngest. (She and Rande, 61, also share son Presley Gerber, 23.)

“Cindy’s supportive of Kaia and wants her to be happy,” a source exclusively told Us in November 2019. “Kaia’s young, so Cindy’s encouraging her to stay focused on her future. Kaia trusts her mom completely and looks to her as a role model.”

Prior to getting together with the Oscar nominee, Kaia was linked to Pete Davidson and Jacob Elordi. Butler, for his part, was in a relationship with Vanessa Hudgens for nine years before their January 2020 split.

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