Lifetime to Revisit Tragic Celebrity Romances in ‘Hopelessly in Love’

Lisa Lopes featured on Lifetime's Hopelessly in Love. (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime will explore three high-profile celebrity relationships cut short by untimely deaths in the docuseries Hopelessly in Love.

The limited series premieres in January and will chronicle the love stories of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison; Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G.; and Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, the cable network said in a press release earlier this month.

Airing in three two-hour films, the authorized series will include interviews with the surviving partners, Rison, Evans and Birkhead, and feature never-before-seen footage.

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Hopelessly in Love is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films. Executive producers are Tara Long for eOne, Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez for Creature Films, and Kai Bowe. Larry Birkhead, Faith Evans, Andre Rison and Reigndrop Lopes also serve as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy executive produce for Lifetime.

[Watch the trailer below]

The three-week event debuts Jan. 4, following the conclusion of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning. Below are details from Lifetime on each installment.

Hopelessly in Love: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison
Premieres Saturday, January 4 at 9:30pm ET/PT
An inside look at the intense and complex relationship between TLC pop star Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and NFL wide receiver Andre Rison. The film delves into their passionate yet reckless romance that went from abuse allegations to a mansion up in flames. Never-before-seen footage, including the moments leading up to Left Eye’s death, reveals the depth of their love and the underlying turmoil that tore them apart.

Hopelessly in Love: Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G.
Premieres Friday, January 10 at 9pm ET/PT
Following the intense marriage between Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G., two of the biggest stars in R&B and hip hop, this is the story about young love and the pressures and consequences of fame for the couple and the culture at large. Twenty years after the iconic rapper’s murder, Faith Evans is ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship…from their whirlwind engagement, to the East coast/West coast rivalry that led to Tupac and Big’s deaths, and the roles others, like Lil’ Kim, may have played in their tumultuous love story.

Hopelessly in Love: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead
Premieres Friday, January 17 at 9pm ET/PT
Featuring never-before-seen footage, photos and candid interviews, this special is a revealing account of the relationship between one of the most infamous women in the world, the late actress and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, and Larry Birkhead, the celebrity photographer who saw her beyond her ill-fated past. Larry Birkhead gives a firsthand recollection of their romantic and often unstable union which ignited a highly-publicized battle over daughter Dannielynn, following Anna’s heartbreaking and untimely death.