We spend a lot of time thinking about celebrities' dating, canoodling, and marriage partners. It's kind of an occupational hazard. Eventually you see patterns forming, and while of course we can’t know what's actually going on in the private lives of our favorite entertainers and media fixtures, that doesn't stop us from admiring and trying to emulate them at times, whether it's a fantastic outfit or what looks like an effortlessly happy, mutually supportive relationship. And then there are the disasters, the twosomes we wish would break up and put each other, and us, out of their misery. Read on for the five couples we like best these days, and five that should head for Splitsville without passing Go.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart: Really, it's best that these two date each other. It keeps them from infecting the rest of Young Hollywood with Unwashed Hair and Dead Eyes Syndrome. And it gives us plenty to write about whenever the geniuses at OK! make up a fake wedding for them. But mainly we enjoy them because they seem able to ignore the wailing masses of teenage girls who'd like to see K-Stew tarred and feathered, just because she gets to breathe the same air as their precious Pattsy-pants. It looks like they like working together, and they like banging each other. Really, what more can you ask from a couple this callow and besotted? I Like A Guy At Work. Should I Date Him?
Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs: The new parents and Private Practice costars have been married for six years and look just as happy now as they did when they met on Broadway while costarring in Rent. They've endured more than their share of marital trials, even getting vile, racist hate mail because they're an interracial couple (yes, hate mail. In the 2000s.) and some people are worthless hosebags. But they seem to shrug it off and to go on being talented, lovely, scandal-free, and possessed of great rhythm. Maybe they'll get their own variety hour like Sonny and Cher and then we can die happy.