10 (OMG!) Celebrity Romances You NEVER Knew Existed

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Ever wonder what the world would look like if Brangelina were never a thing?

By the time a celeb reaches mega-fame, it's easy to not remember their past flings (since we probably weren't paying attention before). Or maybe — just like our own relationships — there are certain couples that dated that we just want to pretend didn't (memory block, anyone?) 

Either way, here are 10 celeb couples that we can't believe were ever a thing:


1. Tyra Banks & Will Smith

America’s Next Top Model and The Fresh Prince?! Yep, apparently it happened. Apparently the couple met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and continued to date for over a year.


2. Hilary Duff & Joel Madden

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Hilary hinted at losing her virginity to this half of the Madden twins, saying, “I had a 26 year old boyfriend. So everyone can make their own assumptions about what I was doing.”

She dated Joel from ages 16 to 19. A Disney diva and a punk rocker. Sounds like most of our teenage relationships.


3. Keira Knightley & Jamie Dornan

Long before Dornan’s recent 50 Shades fame, back in 2000 these two were a definite pair for TWO years. He says that their time together taught him a lot about the drawbacks of fame, and it’s rumored that they still avoid each other to this day at events.


4. Ed Sheeran & Ellie Goulding

Although MOST people thought Sheeran’s “Don’t” was aimed at Taylor Swift, before it was obvious that they’re nothing more than besties, it’s been pretty much decided on that the song is about GouldingThe pair met while touring and became a thing, before  well, as the song suggests  she moved on to someone else (i.e. Nial Hornan).


5. Madonna & Vanilla Ice

​These two dated for a bit in early 1990, until the “Like a Virgin” singer came out with her book Sex, in which Robert Van Winkle (ok, we can see why he chose to go by Vanilla Ice instead) was “hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package,” as he told News of the World.

Apparently the book showed images of Madonna naked with Vanilla Ice  as well as many other men  and Ice just wasn’t gonna be made to look like a FOOL!


6. Nick Cannon & Kim Kardashian

Long before reality TV shows, Mariah, or Kanye, these two dated one another. Cannon said during his 2014 BBC Radio 1Xtra interview that the reason for their split was because Kim lied about her now infamous sex tape with Ray J.

Seems that turned out well for Kim.


7. Sandra Bullock & Ryan Gosling

These two met while co-starring in Murder By Numbers in 2002 and dated for about a year. Ryan has given Sandra (as well as Rachel McAdams) title off “two of the greatest girlfriends of all time” in an interview with UK-based newspaper The Times.


8. Brad Pitt & Juliette Lewis

Juliette lived pretty much every teenage girls dream while she was a teenager, and got to date one of the hottest men in Hollywood. They dated for THREE years  before either had hit ultimate stardom.

These two apparently still get along OK (even if they don’t really talk), as Lewis shouted out to Brad on Instagram this past December, calling him her “old friend.”


2. Jack Antonoff & Scarlett Johansson

The singer and actress, as it turns out, were high school sweethearts who attended prom together. Jack now dates Lena Dunham, and ScarJo is married with a baby. Who knew?!


1. Cher & Tom Cruise

At the ripe young age of 23, Cruise dated 39 year old Cher before he was a huge Hollywood heartthrob. Cher has named him one of her top 5 lovers ever. But apparently she wasn’t enough to make Tom jump around on couches.



This article was originally published at Never Liked It Anyway. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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