Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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They grow up so fast!
As for her coming-of-age, the 18-year-old says she's happy she didn't take the easy route:
"I think I really tested myself, what I'm capable of handling and not handling. That's why I feel so empowered and in control right now. I was waiting for this moment, and now this moment is finally here, and I can take charge."
Of course, with fame came her high-profile relationship with the Mmm Yeah singer:
"I can't tell you when or where, but it just happened…It kind of took me by surprise. For me, it was the first time dealing with being with somebody in the public eye. I thought, ‘OMG, I'm living the teenage dream, a pop star dating a pop star'…He and I had to make a decision. We were just like, ‘We're together. We're not going to hide it.'"
But as we've reported, both of the emerging stars decided to focus on their individual careers:
"We both really cared about each other, but we had to decide if we were going to stay in this until the wheels fall off and we hate each other, or if we're going to put our friendship first. We both knew what was coming in our careers, and that we just have to press pause, for now. Yeah. Keyword: pause."
Becky says it's not easy seeing her ex move on, but she can't expect him not to:
"When you let go of it, you've got to let go. As tough a pill as it is to swallow—if he finds happiness in another person, then it just is what it is."
As for her personal life, the Inglewood native says she's focusing on putting out her album this year and acting as the Yellow Ranger in the 2017 Power Rangers film.
Get it, girl!!!
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Prom queen! Ha!
Becky G definitely looks like high school royalty on the cover of Seventeen Prom in her strapless sweetheart gown!
How gorgeous is all that intricate beading?!
The singer not only stuns in several prom outfits, but also opens up about her breakup with Austin Mahone, saying:
"It was really hard because we were very open about how happy we were. It was only fair for me to set the story straight after we broke up. I was with someone who was really amazing and inspiring, and everything was right about us except the timing. We had so many dreams and aspirations before we started dating and you can't forget those. Honestly, it sucked really bad, but he's so awesome and there's no bad blood."
Aww! Well, we're glad they don't have any hard feelings. Still sucks that they couldn't make it work, but it's understandable!
The breakup didn't stop Becky from having fun at prom, however!
The 18-year-old shared her experience:
"We went with another couple and we did the whole cheesy picture thing with the parents being all emotional and excited for us. That was really cool. The party was on a boat, and then afterward we drove around in the limo and went to In-and-Out — I got my usual Number Two with no onions, extra toasted buns, and a Dr. Pepper. I had to be home by 1 a.m., so there was no time to party afterward."
In-N-Out is a must!
See more pics of the teen in the gallery (above)!
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Looks like it really is possible to stay friends with an ex!
On Thursday, Austin shared new songs to appease all the Mahomies who have been patiently waiting for his debut album.
However, the 19-year-old named the digital collection This Is Not The Album, because he hasn't actually released it yet, saying:
"I've been working so hard on my new album, and I've taken a lot of time figuring out my new sound and making my debut perfect. This Is Not the Album is for my Mahomies, who have continued to be so supportive throughout the entire process."
For the project, the brunette babe teamed up with his former lady love on a song called Rollin', and we LOVES the smooth R&B sound!
Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
But is it possible that they are rekindling their romance? Well, Austin recently visited his former flame backstage at a concert which, at the very least, means the two are on good terms! YAY!
AND their little reunion was even caught on camera and posted to Instagram! Ch-ch-check out the photo (below)!
Well, that's a relief!
So we have to admit, we were a little concerned when we first heard that the reality star reportedly crashed the car the day after her big bash!
So we had to find out: did she or didn't she?? Well…