10 Best Celebrity Couples of 2008

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

We look back fondly on the best duos of 2008.

We just wrote about couples who should break up in 2009, but what about those couples who made us smile a little in 2008? Here are some of our best celebrity pairings from 2008. We wish them much success in 2009.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: With rumors recently squelched of a Christmas Eve engagement, the supermodel and the sidelined New England Patriots quarterback will have plenty of time to plan that wedding full of athletes and lingerie models we’re sure will be covered by E! and ESPN.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: This adorable couple moved in together this year and is looking to expand their property holdings, after reportedly closing on hot new property in New York City. After traveling to Beverly Mitchell’s wedding in Italy this year, we can think of no better way to start 2009 than possibly sealing the deal in 2009 with a ring and a cake.

Cameron Diaz and Paul Sculfor: It looks like Cameron has finally met her match in Jen Aniston’s ex, model Paul Sculfor. After meeting this year, the couple seems quite inseparable. Could Paul have finally tamed one of our favorite bachelorettes? Only time will tell.

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds: Much to the chagrin of men and women everywhere, two of the best looking people in cinema quietly married this year in Canada. Expect superhuman levels of cuteness if and when this couple decides to have children.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: In what proved to be the biggest surprise of the year, one of music’s biggest hitmakers married triple-threat actor/comedy impresario/producer Nick Cannon in April after dating a very short time. The two have been on bump watch since shortly after the honeymoon but Mariah’s just enjoying being married to someone who really looks like he enjoys her company.

Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo: Cowboys fans might think Jessica is a hex on the team, but this couple shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, having been photographed pretty much everywhere together. Has Jessica finally found her soul mate?

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren: The actress and her industry husband battled paparazzi and rumors this year to remain a rock-solid couple who not only got married this year but celebrated the birth of their daughter, Honor Marie.

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres: The superstar funny lady and her talented actress girlfriend married this year in a stunning ceremony at their California home. A symbol for everyone who believes that love knows no boundaries, this duo remains one of Hollywood’s most successful and loving relationships.

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal: This cute couple moved in together this year and shows no signs of slowing down. Both are supportive of each other’s careers and with Ryan Philippe moving on with Abbie Cornish, it looks like everyone has happily moved on. Wedding bells this year, you crazy kids?

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley: Our favorite Gossip Girl pairing, this couple started dating early in 2008 and shows no signs of slowing down. Quietly defying all their critics, this young couple appears to grow closer and closer.

Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey: This funny couple hasn’t exactly rushed to the altar but their bond is stronger than ever, with Jenny’s son recovering from Autism and the couple marching together for safer vaccines. Whether you agree with Jenny’s standpoint on the medical industry or not, you have to agree that this is a couple with staying power.