“That conversation solidified us in signing overall agreements that recognized our intent to operate independent of one another,” Mero said. “As far back as June of last year we were both pitching or looking to join existing projects as individuals.”
“It wasn’t like I’m breaking up with my girlfriend on the phone, yo,” he joked. “You know what I mean? It was a strategy and it was one that we all agreed on.
Mero didn’t touch on that, but did credit Lopez with helping his professional rise, which went from popular Twitter commentary to writing music reviews to he and Desus doing the “Bodega Boys” podcast, hosting their show on Viceland and ultimately the Showtime series.
Mero talked to “Basic” cohosts Doug Herzog and Jen Chaney about the love fans had for the show, which held a unique place of diversity in late night TV with him being Dominican and Desus being Jamaican.
He shared stories of viewers expressing how much the pair has meant to them, but reiterated they were ready to move on as individuals.
“If you have to force a partnership that’s coming to a natural end, it’s not going to be the same,” he said. “The intent was to go our separate ways in a way that was supportive of each other,” he added.
CNN has reached out to Lopez and Desus for comment.
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Jennifer Lopez Rocks Rainbow Tie-Dye Sweats In 1st Pic Back In LA After Italy Getaway
Jennifer Lopez doesn’t waste time getting back to what she best — looking amazing while getting from one place to the next! Fresh off her Italian getaway, the Marry Me star and brand-new bride stepped out in Los Angeles on August 8, rocking an unexpected tie-dye rainbow look! In photos, Jennifer stunned in the eye-catching ensemble, which consisted of bright sweats and a hoodie, bright-pink statement sunglasses, and oversized hoop earrings. She also carried a green Birkin bag and a cell phone. The “Jenny from The Block” icon finished off the look with a perfect pink manicure and classic Nike sneakers with neon details.
JLo’s loud look comes after she was seen wearing a breezy blue outfit for a gorgeous photoshoot on a yacht in Capri, Italy. But she’s also been throwing out bridal vibes with stunning white looks, among other fashion statements, ever since her surprise July 16th nuptials to Ben Affleck in Las Vegas.
She surprised and delighted fans by rocking a wedding dress from an “old movie” for the ceremony, and later revealing that she legally took Ben’s last name — she’s now Jennifer Lynne Affleck. Bennifer 2.0 spent a little time apart after their leisurely European family-style honeymoon, with Jennifer staying in Europe for work, and Ben returning to Los Angeles.
A source close to Jen told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY last week that the time apart certainly hasn’t undermined their new union and has in fact made their love “stronger.” Furthermore, before JLo returned to Los Angeles, the source tells HL she spent a lot of time connecting with her new hubby via phone. “They are always talking, texting, FaceTiming, and even camming when they are apart working,” they said in the exclusive comments. “And the time that they spend away from each other makes reuniting again that much better. JLo loves the fact that she knows her husband will be there for her no matter what.”
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Taika Waititi, 46, is known for often making groundbreaking movies behind the camera, but a year ago, he stepped into a big spotlight when he started dating Rita Ora, 31. The filmmaker is now reportedly married to the singer after they recently gave each other almost “simultaneous” proposals, and then had a super-intimate secret ceremony in London, according to a source for The Sun. “It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there,” the source reportedly told the outlet. “Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.”
A previous source told the UK Sun that it would be low-key. “This isn’t about them doing a big showy thing and crowing about it beforehand,” the source said in separate comments. “It’s just about them being in love and deciding the time is right to formalize their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.”
Find out more about Taika and his highly successful career in the entertainment industry below.
He’s a director, actor, and comedian.
Taika, who is originally from New Zealand, started his career in the late 1990s and went on to develop and star in various films, television series, and short films. Some of his most popular directed-films include Boy, Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit, and Thor: Love and Thunder. His popular directed-television shows include Flight of the Conchords, The Inbetweeners, and What We Do in the Shadows. As an actor, he’s appeared in many of his own films and others like The Suicide Squad and Free Guy.
Taika’s red carpet debut with Rita was at ‘The Suicide Squad’ premiere.
The talented star had a small role in the film and showed up to the star-studded event with Rita as they donned impressive outfits. They were all smiles while posing and holding onto each other in front of the cameras. Rita wore a white blazer-style mini dress and heels and he wore a gray suit without a tie and black shoes.
Taika has won many prestigious awards for his work.
Some of the awards include an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and even a Grammy Award for a film’s soundtrack. He’s also been nominated for many other awards over the years, including Primetime Emmy Awards.
He has two children.
Taika was married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley from 2011 until 2018 and they share two daughters together. They are Te Hinekahu, 10, and Matewa Kiritapu, 6, and he sometimes posts adorable snapshots of them along with loving captions to Instagram on special days, like their birthdays. “Happy Birthday, Matewa, my love and baby doppelganger. Now you are six. Wowee. May your rampage through life continue and god help anyone who stands in your way. #leoseason 🔥❤️🦁,” one of his posts for his youngest child read.
Taika often shares cute photos with Rita on social media.
In the caption of one pic, which shows them standing side by side while against a wall, he admitted that he and Rita met each other in 2018 and became friends for a while before they decided to date in 2021. “First photo the night we met four years ago. We’ve been mates ever since. Then a year ago we decided to “complicate” things but it just got easier. Happy Valentines Day to my bestie @ritaora ❤️❤️❤️🧨💥,” the caption read.
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