2012 is coming to an end and I feel like EVERYTHING happened this year. The Twilight cheating scandal. Tom and Katie’s divorce. Honey Boo Boo’s take-over of America! But let’s pause and reflect on one day at a time and remember what happened this time last year.
Sometime around the holidays of 2011, this is what went down…
Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Get Engaged: You know them as Mr. and Mrs. Timberlake NOW, but last Christmas JT had barely gotten down on one knee. Justin proposed to Jessica while on vacation at a wintry home in Jackson, Wyoming.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Get Engaged: Let’s just get the engagement stories out of the way. Lifelong bachelor Matthew McConaughey popped the question to his baby mama Camila Alves on Christmas day last year. He did the old, “wrap the ring in 8 different boxes trick” which is NOT annoying at all and all women would LOVE to be proposed to like that.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand Break-Up Rumors: Doesn’t it feel like Katy Perry and Russell Brand have been single FOREVER? This time last year there were just some rumblings that their might be trouble in paradise. The two spent Christmas about 7,000 miles apart and on December 30, Russell filed for divorce.
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana Start Dating: The on-again and off-again union of Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana first hit the tabloid scene this time last year. They met while starring in the film “The Words,” a movie we have all since forgotten, and then the rumor mill buzzed about their relationship and after they got tired of denying it, they were spotted holding hands one too many times and BOOM relationship.
First US X Factor Named: I will give you $5 if you can tell me who won “The X Factor” last year…See, you have no idea. It was Melanie Amaro, the young girl who could conquer ANY Mariah Carey song. She still hasn’t put out an album and nobody remembers her which is why singing competition shows aren’t about the singers anymore.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Heat Up: So Blake and Ryan were already dating by this point last year, but it was Christmas 2011 when they got serious and the rest of the world noticed and by that I mean, I gave up on my Ryan Reynolds celebrity crush. They were spotted walking around Ryan’s hometown of Vancouver looking all sorts of “cute” and “boring.” Cut to: this summer and they get secretly hitched. Some girls have ALL the luck.
Alec Baldwin Running for NY Mayor: Alec Baldwin was running for mayor of NY this time last year. Yes, that Alec Baldwin and THAT New York. He formally announced he was NOT going to run for office during an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight.
Adele Recovers From Throat Surgery: Before Adele had a baby, before Adele got secretly engaged (or did she?), the only Adele news we had to tide us over last fall and winter was her throat surgery. Adele had surgery on her vocal chords to maintain her golden voice, while we all wondered if we’d ever hear “Someone Like You” live ever again. Thankfully she has recovered.