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Friday, September 21, 2018

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Gilbert Arenas suing ex-girlfriend for $10 million

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Gilbert Arenas has had his fair share of trouble with women over the years, and the former NBA star is now seeking a lot of money from an ex-girlfriend as a result.

According to a report from TMZ, Arenas has filed a lawsuit against a woman who got a restraining order against him in June. The woman, Janelle Reeves, says she dated Arenas and Arenas harassed her after they broke up, including when he allegedly threatened to send explicit videos of her to her son. The restraining order was dismissed after Reeves failed to show up for a hearing.

Now, Arenas is suing Reeves and claiming she made the entire story up. He’s seeking $10 million, citing the fact that he was humiliated by the ordeal and lost his gig with Yahoo Sports because of it. The lawsuit states that “Reeves created the false impression of supposedly having received threatening messages by making copies of various texts that she created and sent to herself.”

If the drama sounds familiar, you may be thinking of the time Arenas accused the mother of his children of creating a fake social media account to make him look bad. That same woman also had Arenas served with child support papers during halftime of a game.

Arenas played for four different teams during his NBA career and made more than $160 million on the court.

Report: Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky still together despite cheating rumor

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are still together as a couple despite a rumor of infidelity, according to a report.

TMZ Sports reported on Tuesday that Johnson and Gretzky have not broken up. The woman at the center of the alleged rift has also taken to Instagram to defend herself and state that she has never had an affair with Johnson.

On Monday, we published a story about Gretzky scrubbing Johnson from her Instagram page. Not long thereafter, British media outlet “The Sun” reported that a woman named Yassie Safai is at the center of problems between the professional golfer and his longtime fiancee.

The Sun says Safai “caused the sensational split” between Johnson and Gretzky.

They further reported that “Johnson and California socialite Yassie Safai are said to have struck up a relationship that has infuriated Gretzky.”

Johnson and Safai are said to have met at Sherwood Country Club, an exclusive club west of Los Angeles. The Sun even quoted a source who said that Safai causing a split between Johnson and Gretzky was the “talk of the club.”

Safai issued a statement on Instagram Tuesday to deny having any improper relationship with Johnson.

“I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship,” Safai wrote. “I met Dustin Johnson at Sherwood Country Club. I have run into him at Sherwood maybe 4 times since then and yes briefly spoke with him, like I’m sure any avid golfer and member would.

“I am sure he is a great person but we do not have a close friendship. I have never met Paulina Gretzky and do not know the Gretzky family, but again, I am sure they are great people.

“I have no insight into the rumors around Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky’s relationship. I wish them nothing but the best. I just want to go back to living my normal life.”

Johnson and Gretzky have been engaged since Aug. 2013. They have two children.

Paulina Gretzky has oddly scrubbed Dustin Johnson from her Instagram page

PGA golfer Dustin Johnson has been engaged to Paulina Gretzky for years, but you wouldn’t know it if you looked at Gretzky’s Instagram page.

Those who follow both Johnson and Gretzky on Instagram have grown accustomed to photos of the two embracing on a yacht or posing with their children, 3-year-old Tatum and 1-year-old River. However, Barstool Sports noticed over the weekend that every photo of Johnson has been scrubbed from Gretzky’s Instagram page.

Strangely enough, even posts like one where Dustin and Paulina announced they are expecting their second child have been deleted. Photos of Gretzky remain on Johnson’s Instagram page, however.

There could be a logical explanation for why Paulina has deleted Dustin from her Instagram life, but we have seen instances in the past — like with this NFL player and his girlfriend — where such activity is the first sign of relationship trouble. Here’s hoping that isn’t the case for one of golf’s power couples.

DeAndre Hopkins appears to confirm he is dating Iggy Azalea

DeAndre Hopkins

It has been more than two years since Iggy Azalea and NBA star Nick Young announced they had called off their engagement, and it doesn’t appear that Iggy has been in a serious relationship since. Could DeAndre Hopkins change that?

There have been some clues on social media lately that Hopkins and Azalea are dating, and the two have seemingly confirmed it. SportsGossip.com shared some screenshots from Instagram that show DeAndre and Iggy flirting, and at one point the Houston Texans star said “yes indeed” when asked if he’s Azalea’s boyfriend. Iggy also referred to Hopkins as “my man.”

If you remember, things between Iggy and Young got really ugly after one of Young’s former teammates shared a video on social media that appeared to show Swaggy P admitting to cheating. It got even worse from there, with Iggy supposedly throwing Young out of the house in animated fashion.

Take it slow, DeAndre.

H/T The Spun

Ben Simmons beefing up security team due to ex-girlfriend troubles?

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has fully embraced the celebrity lifestyle now that his NBA career has taken off, and he may be finding out the hard way that relationships can be more trouble than they’re worth.

There have been rumors for months that Simmons is seeing Kendall Jenner, and apparently that isn’t sitting well with popular R&B singer Tinashe, who dated Simmons earlier in the year. According to a report from TMZ, Simmons is seriously considering beefing up his personal security team because he thinks Tinashe is harassing him and Jenner.

Here’s more:

Sources close to Simmons tell us … Tinashe’s been suspiciously popping up regularly at places he goes with Kendall … way past the point of coincidence. You’ll remember, the singer showed up at Delilah Thursday, and a couple weeks prior she surfaced at Poppy in WeHo when Ben was there.

We’re told Ben is convinced Tinashe cannot accept the fact he ended their relationship and has moved on with Kendall. He believes she’s showing up to keep tabs on him so she can see if there’s a chink in the armor between him and Kendall.

Our sources say Ben thinks she’s become so obsessive he doesn’t want to take chances … especially because of Kendall, and that’s why he’s talking about hiring extra muscle.

At this point, it’s almost hard to believe Simmons is only 21. Does it get more Hollywood than needing extra security because you angered your R&B singer ex-girlfriend by dating a member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan? Simmons has come a long way from the kid we thought was just shooting his shot with a funny Instagram comment he made on Tinashe’s page.

Report: Aaron Hernandez’s ex-fiancee has baby with amateur boxer

Shayanna Jenkins, the former fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, announced last month that she was pregnant and expecting a baby girl. The baby was reportedly born a little over a week ago, and some information has surfaced about who the father is.

TMZ reports that Jenkins gave birth to a healthy baby girl on June 16 in Rhode Island. Sources told the gossip publication that the father is Dino Guilmette, an amateur boxer from Providence.

Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell in April 2017, but there were still rumors that the former Patriots tight end may have had his sperm frozen before taking his own life. That was apparently not the case. He and Jenkins already have a daughter together.

Jenkins stood by Hernandez through both of his murder trials and has seemingly been in denial about the way he died.

Britt McHenry dating controversial tennis player Tennys Sandgren

Britt McHenry has tried to make a living out of creating controversy since she was laid off by ESPN, so it makes sense that she would date a professional athlete who is known for doing the same.

If her recent Instagram activity is any indication, McHenry is in a relationship with pro tennis player Tennys Sandgren. McHenry was in France with Sandgren when the No. 57-ranked player was competing in the French Open, and she shared another photo of the two over the weekend.

Puts up with me in between tournaments. I vote GOP Conventions & wine tours.

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As The Big Lead reminds us, Sandgren came under scrutiny when he advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals back in January and people called attention to all of the far-right conspiracy theories he has supported on Twitter.

Serena Williams was the most prominent voice from the tennis community to call out Sandgren.

Sandgren later criticized the media for its “sensationlist coverage” of him and decision to “perpetuate propaganda machines instead of researching information.”

If you have heard her views on Colin Kaepernick and national anthem protests, you know that McHenry and Sandgren seem like a perfect match.

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