For most celebrities, they want to be famous for their talent, but in many cases, it all depends on who you are dating and when. When two huge stars get together, the media is sent into a frenzy. The world waits for every sighting and photo of the pair. However, the “Hollywood Curse” means relationships in the City of Dreams are not to last. But if these celebrities really think we are going to forget about their past romances, then they are mistaken. We are now going to refresh your memory with some of the most famous celebrity relationships from the past that you may have forgotten existed.
1.Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz
Nicole Kidman is known to pack on the PDA with her singer husband, Keith Urban. However, before Keith, and even Tom Cruise for that matter, Kidman was once engaged to musician Lenny Kravitz.
While the former couple was engaged in 2003, the Stepford Wives star went on to explain that she “wasn’t ready” to get married, so the pair never did. However, Nicole Kidman has since gone on to star alongside Kravitz’s daughter, Zoe, in the hit series, Big Little Lies.
2.Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey
After starring alongside one another in A Time to Kill, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey started dating. It’s hard to remember a time before McConaughey was married to Camilla Alves, with the pair being envied for their beautiful romance, as well as their beautiful looks.
However, four years before tying the knot, McConaughey spoke of his romance with Bullock to Playboy stating, “She’s not a little girl. She’s a woman.” He continued to speak highly of his then-beau expressing, “She could run a country.”
3.Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette
Ryan Reynolds and his current wife, Blake Lively, have proven they are “couple goals” on their respective social media pages. However, before meeting the Gossip Girl star, marrying her, and having two children, the Deadpool actor dated Alanis Morissette.
The Canadian actor and the Canadian singer met in 2002 and continued to date for the next four years. In fact, Reynolds had proposed to the “Ironic” singer, but the couple never said their “I do’s.” Rather, they parted ways in 2006.
4.Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal
It was a sad time for Reese Witherspoon when her marriage to the father of her kids, Ryan Philippe, broke down. However, fans rejoiced when it was reported that Witherspoon began dating the very handsome Jake Gyllenhaal.
The two megastars met while on the set of the movie Rendition in 2007, and sparks began to fly. They officially became a couple soon after but, it was only to last two years since the Big Little Lies star and the Brokeback Mountain actor ended in 2009.
5.Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin
While starring on That ’70s Show, Mila Kunis was dating Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin. The couple began dating in 2002 and were a couple for the next eight years.
In fact, the Sex and the City star dated fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. before they split up in 1991. The pair were together for seven years before putting an end to their relationship, and the reason for the breakdown of their relationship was the actor’s struggles with addiction at the time.
13.Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon
Kim Kardashian is now famously married to rapper and singer Kanye West, with the world watching her and her family’s every move. However, before we were all Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim was trying to keep up with Nick Cannon.
The pair began dating in September 2006 before Kim Kardashian was one of the most famous women alive, but it was only to last four months. The pair called it quits in January 2007 and Cannon later went on to marry, and divorce, Mariah Carey.
14.Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron
When it was reported that Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron were an item, everyone labeled them to be an unlikely pair. With Rodriquez being ten years older than the High School Musical star, not many people saw this relationship coming.
They proved everyone right since they dated for just two months before a “very mutual” split. Perhaps the fact that Rodriguez got into a relationship with model Cara Delevingne that same year had something to do with it.
15.Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth
Orlando Bloom is another actor most girls swoon over whenever he comes on screen, but some lucky ladies have had the opportunity to date the Pirates of the Caribbean star.
While he is most famous for being married to the beautiful Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr, in 2010, he was previously in a relationship with Kate Bosworth. The Blue Crush star dated the handsome actor for two years before ending it in 2005. Kate, however, is just more proof that Orlando dates beautiful ladies.
16.Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow
Before marrying a successful British singer, it seems that Gwyneth Paltrow was into leading Hollywood men. While things didn’t work out with Brad Pitt, she also dated Good Will Hunting actor, Ben Affleck.
The famous pair began dating in 1997 for two years until 1999, before getting back together briefly and ending things for good in 2000. “He’s super intelligent and really, really talented and he’s funny,” Paltrow told Howard Stern. “But he wasn’t in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend.”
17.Mark Ronson and Rashida Jones
Mark Ronson is famous for producing hits such as “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse, so it is no surprise Rashida Jones was once attracted to such a talented star.
Ronson and Jones dated from 2002 to 2004 and were even engaged at one point. Ronson proposed to the actress after one year together, by creating a crossword puzzle with the message “Will you marry me.” Their engagement lasted one year and was called off at the same time as their relationship.
18.Usher and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas
Usher and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were both big names during the early 2000s thanks to their respective singing careers, but they became a power duo when they became romantically linked.
The singers began dating in 2001, and Rozonda even starred in Usher’s video for his single “U Got It Bad” that same year. However, the pair were reported to have broken up in 2003 because of Usher’s infidelity, although the TLC singer said, “We broke up because I guess it was that time or whatever.”
19.Justin Timberlake and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
She may have been in one of Hollywood’s favorite marriages before parting ways with her husband of ten years, Channing Tatum, but before she even met her former husband, Jenna Dewan was linked to Justin Timberlake.
Back in 2002, Jenna was a backup dancer for the “Cry Me a River” singer, and it was also around the same time that Timberlake’s relationship with Britney Spears ended. “We dated…yeah,” Jenna told Andy Cohen. “We were like friends that then dated….I was not the rebound!”
20.Seal and Tyra Banks
Many people are most likely to remember Seal’s high-profile marriage to model Heidi Klum. However, before the singer even met the German beauty, he dated another top supermodel.
It seems Seal had a thing for models since he briefly dated Tyra Banks in 1996. While Tyra Banks has not proven to be so lucky in love since their brief romance, Seal went on to marry Heidi Klum in 2005, and their marriage lasted nine years before their divorce was finalized in 2014.