Thursday, June 19, 2008
Hollywood Romance Report
The red-hot romance of John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston got the thumbs-up from one unlikely source: John's former girlfriend, Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly. Asked how she feels about her ex's new relationship, Minka, 27, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's Rock Bodies event, presented by Self magazine, in New York City: "I'm really happy – as long as they're happy, I am." John, 30, dated Minka for several months late last year.
Justin Timberlake's best friend and business partner, Trace Ayala, is engaged to Reba star JoAnna Garcia, the actress's rep confirms to PEOPLE. Trace, 27, Justin's friend since their childhoods in Memphis, Tennessee, is partners with the singer in New York City's Southern Hospitality restaurant and the William Rast clothing line. JoAnna, 28, Trace's girlfriend for two years, played Reba McEntire's daughter on the sitcom and stars in this fall's new CW series How to Survive the Filthy Rich.
Country singer Sara Evans gave PEOPLE a first look at her photo album from her Saturday wedding to former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker. "It was a fairy-tale wedding," Sara, 37, tells PEOPLE. It was also a family affair: Sara was escorted down the grassy aisle at a Tennessee farm by her three children, son Avery, 8, and daughters Olivia, 5, and Audrey, 3.
Jay's kids – Andrew, 9, Braxton, 8, and twins Sarah Ashlee and Harrison, 6 – gave him away. The day after the wedding, the Barker Bunch were back home, grilling steaks and watching movies together. "We wanted this week to be just us together as a family because next week we go on our honeymoon," says Sara. "We just want to relish every moment as a family." Next up for Sara and her children is a move to Birmingham, Alabama, where Jay, 35, works as a sports radio host. Says Jay: "I can't believe we get to spend the rest of our lives together."