Celebitchy’s most commented 2018: Meghan & Harry’s wedding, a royal feud

Before I write this post every year I review what I wrote the past year. Last year I was hoping for an impeachment, which of course we didn’t get (yet), but there were some deals made by guilty former Trump staffers and prison sentences handed out. I was also hoping for a better year, which we arguably didn’t get either, but there were two royal weddings, a royal tour, a royal baby and a royal pregnancy! There was a royal feud that played out in the press for weeks. The custody battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went into its third year. Last year the most commented posts were about the orange one in charge. While we continue to cover his ridiculous tweets, unhinged interviews and open racism, it’s no longer surprising and we’re generally in agreement. Amid so many disappointments, there were some true heroes this year.

Here are the top ten most commented posts this year, in reverse order and grouped by subject.

10, 6
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s “divorce”

While the press used the terms divorce and marriage when covering Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s high profile split in February, curiously no one filed for divorce. We were one of the only outlets to point out that the paperwork for said divorce was never reportedly filed, suggesting they smartly didn’t make it official. We heard that they broke up after a vacation in Cabo San Lucas at the end of last year, that it was Theroux’s idea, and that their bicoastal living situation took a toll on the relationship. Whatever happened between them, they were much classier about their breakup than other high profile couples. Theroux possibly dated Selena Gomez, Emma Stone (is that still happening?), Laura Harrier (Kaiser thinks he’s with Laura) and a random woman from the gym while Aniston is either happily single or keeping her love life on lockdown.

Beyonce headlined Coachella

In April Beyonce was the first black woman to ever headline Coachella, the third woman overall, and she set the bar impossibly high. Outlets gushed about her energetic and entertaining performance of over two dozen songs, multiple costume changes and on-point choreography. Her performance was a celebration of everything from historically black colleges and blackness in general. Others complained that it was overrated. Whatever the case, everyone was taking about Beyonce.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody battle dragged on

Just one story about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce and custody battle made it into the top ten this year, a laughable piece about how Angelina might lose custody. Pitt’s press tactics are predictable and transparent. These two split way back in 2016 and yet their divorce still isn’t finalized. We did hear vague details that they reached a custody agreement earlier this month though, with Pitt receiving less than 50% custody.

9, 7, 3, 2
Meghan and Harry got married!

The celebrity-attended royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Meghan this May was a true highlight of the year. (We were spoiled with a second royal wedding in October, when Princess Eugenie got married.) In the lead-up to the wedding, we learned that Meghan has a narcissistic, manipulative father who sold her out instead of walking her down the aisle as planned. (She has a half sister who is a piece of work too, but at least her mother is supportive and wonderful.) We also heard that Meghan may have dumped her first husband by mail. Meghan is definitely efficient. She quickly hit the ground running with appearances and worthy causes, leading some of her staff to rankle at the increased work requirements of having an ambitious boss.

Spanish Queen Letizia was feuding with her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia

Justin Theroux at the Adam Selman show in Spring Studios during New York Fashion Week
A surprising story was the Easter feud between Spain’s Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law, former queen-regent Queen Sofia. Outside the church after Easter services, Queen Sofia tried to pose for photos with her granddaughters. Queen Letizia stepped in quickly afterwards, as if she didn’t want Sofia posing with her daughters alone. Then Letizia’s husband, King Felipe, stepped in as if he was used to playing peacemaker between his mother and wife. A few days later Letizia and Sofia stepped out for a photo op together, publicly burying the hatchet.

Were the Duchess of Sussex and The Duchess of Cambridge feuding?

Eugenie Jack wedding Windsor
We heard rumors of a feud between Duchesses Meghan and Kate that resulted in Kate crying over a disagreement with Meghan. We later learned that the argument was over a pre-wedding fitting for Princess Charlotte’s gown in which a postpartum Kate disagreed with the tailoring. Many of the stories seemed to have racist undertones and there was resentment of Meghan’s American work ethic. The real feud was perhaps the long simmering one between Princes Harry and William. Signifying that the feud was over and/or exaggerated, both couples walked to the church together on Christmas, with Meghan and Kate looking affectionate towards each other.

Thanks for being a reader and commenter and here’s hoping for more indictments and an impeachment in 2019. We also have a royal baby to look forward to!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Princess Eugenie wedding

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  1. Lexilla says:

    I’ve been waiting for this list! Thanks to the entire CB crew for helping keep me sane this year, especially to Kaiser. Your running commentary on the living nightmare that is the Trump presidency was a lifeline.

  2. Bunchita says:

    Royal coverage plus two divorces. I miss the days of Leann Rimes.

    • Jane says:

      Yeah, her level of crazy way back in the day was certainly entertaining.

      • Esmom says:

        Life sure seemed simpler then.

        Thanks to the CB team for making me want to come here first every morning, for over a decade now.

  3. Jan90067 says:

    As always, Celebitchy is the first place I come to every morning for news and gossip, and even more, the snark and comraderry between posters.

    Thank you Celebitcy, Kaiser, and Hecate, for another year of great stories and great writing.

    Thank you, fellow CBers for making this place one where we can laugh, share, agree, and agree to disagree; just like a family, but without the “awful relative no one wants to get together with” 😊

    Here’s to much more gossip, royals/royal babies, and INDICTMENTS coverage in the New Year! 🥂🥂🥂🥂.

  4. Zee says:

    Maybe it’s because I’m European but I just don’t get the appeal these inbred freeloaders seem to have on so many Americans. There is really nothing special about any of the royals that would warrant all of this interest. And no, Meghan isn’t doing anything special either. She isn’t working hard and she doesn’t have great work ethic, she has the easiest job in the world and people here act like she is the second coming. She is just as bland and boring as Kate.

    • L84Tea says:

      I believe it’s interesting to us because we don’t have Royal families here. Just my guess.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Perhaps since we don’t have a royal family and we have a spoilt, bratty, idiotic Russian puppet for a leader who’s bent on destroying everything around him? Consider that for us it’s a welcome distraction. Chill.

      • minx says:

        I enjoy the fashion chat but I would not like to live in a country that contributes to the the upkeep of these lifetime freeloaders. At least we know Trump, at some point (soon hopefully), will either be voted out, impeached, resign, or drop dead, and we’ll be rid of him.

      • Zee says:

        @Mrsbanjo and you can’t find a better distraction than a family/institution that is responsible for oppression (in England, other parts of Europe and world wide), murder and genocide? If Trump is your reason to uphold the royal family you need a better excuse.

    • oh_dear says:

      look at how many movies/TV series are made about royalty. There is a fascination with it, for sure.

    • Sass says:

      “Maybe it’s because I’m European”

      Or maybe you’re just a stuck up bitch. ❤️

  5. Mego says:

    Thanks for the great celebrity coverage! I enjoy the respectful, thoughtful and mature posts and commenters here. Gossip is fun.

  6. Abby says:

    This is my first stop every morning, for at least a decade. I love the stories, the angles you take beyond the facade, and the thoughtful comments. I learn so much from both the posts themselves and the commenters. Thanks so much for making this such a great community!

  7. little bird says:

    the “feud” between letizia & sofia is still so mysterious and fascinating to me, i am so sad we will never know more about it.

  8. Sanja says:

    Thanks for my daily dose of gossip. Happy holidays!

  9. Fig says:

    Just came to say thank you to the writers and posters on this site. I read every day and find it the most intelligent and fair site for information, funny stories, gossip, and the opportunity to ”Cele”bitch💋
    Xo wishing you all the best in 2019

    • minx says:

      I love this site, lurked for a long time, and enjoy the intelligence and wit of the writers and commenters.

  10. Nanea says:

    Thanks for creating a great bitchy, gossipy mix of entertaining and educational for this Central European reader!

    While I’m a regular at Daily Kos and a handful of other political sites, it’s good to have especially Kaiser’s p.o.v. on all things Orange Resident too, as she offers insights that round out my opinion of all things US politics.

  11. Ana says:

    I love this site! It has kept me company for the better part of a decade. Love to CB, Kaiser, Hecate and all the beautiful posters, happy new year!!

  12. incognito08 says:

    Celebitchy is so addictive! It is definitely the first site I visit each morning – even before *gasp* Facebook. I enjoy the juicy gossip, fashion, and the healthy dose of snark from Kaiser. What I appreciate even more are the posters’ ability to express opposing views without falling into the trap of name-calling and bullying. It is dare I say, mature? I predict 2019 will be filled with even more tantalizing gossip about our favorite celebrities and I can’t wait for the impending birth of Polo Baby Sussex.

  13. Flying fish says:

    Thank you Celebitchy for making 2018 entertaining and ‘bitchy.’
    Continue doing what you do, 2019 is upon us.

  14. Sparkly says:

    Thanks for another great year!

  15. Corrine says:

    This site is truly the only palatable way for me to find out what’s going on in the world. Thank you so much for helping me stay engaged and not defeated! Happy new year everybody!

  16. Eve V says:

    Thank you so much to the writers and commenters at Celebitchy, you guys have been my lifeline through some low points these last couple of years. Happy Holidays and here’s to a great 2019!

  17. Chris says:

    Thanks for another year of socially progressive commentary.

  18. CairinaCat says:

    I check here first every day to see what’s going on, my favorite posts to read are the royal and the orange ass.
    But there are so many good ones, I space it out though the day and devour one article at a time
    Thank you for keeping me sane through all the political nightmares!

  19. Lady D says:

    Thank you Celebitchy. I’ve been a fan for going on nine years now, and this site is just as much fun and just as informative as it’s always been. It’s the first place I come to in the morning for info and laughter. Thank you again.
    If I could make a request, it would be for more stories about European royals.