18 Celeb Couple Duets That Outlasted Their Relationships


Check out these duet partners who just couldn't go the distance outside of a recording studio.


There's no future for Ciara and Future. And they're not the only celebrity couple whose duets have outlasted their love. Check out these famous musicians who collaborated in the studio and in their hearts (and in a couple of other places, too) ... but whose music has resonated much longer than their actual relationships did.

1. Ciara and Future, "Body Party"

Ciara and Future are dunzo. After weeks of speculation of a split, Page Six reports that the pair are over after he cheated on the chanteuse. What's more, the pair worked together on several songs on her attempt at a comeback record, "Body Party," which, well, didn't bring her back that much. Sources say Ciara's main focus is now her child with Future, also named ... Future.



2. Rita Ora and Calvin Harris, "I Will Never Let You Down"

This single was, to date, UK native Rita Ora's biggest hit stateside (though her collaboration with Iggy Azalea, "Black Widow," may well eclipse the success of "I Will Never You Down"). What's more, Calvin Harris was Rita Ora's most successful and most public relationship, because Rob Kardashian was never even really her boyfriend. The song is super-catchy, and she looks gorgeous in the video. Unfortunately, the former duo made headlines this week when the uberproducer and DJ refused to let Ora perform their collaboration at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Bitter much, bro? It's enough for us to want them to work it out for purely selfish aural reasons, except Harris seems like, well, a petty d*ck about the whole thing right about now.




3. John Mayer and Katy Perry, "Who You Love"

These two were conveniently quiet about their relationship until they both had albums to promote, at which point they put themselves on blast like they'd just been waterboarded or something. It's schmaltzy and the video is really awkward, but we can't expect too much from people who think terms like "sexual napalm" and thinly-veiled homophobic tracks like "Ur So Gay" are like, totally deep.


4. John Mayer and Taylor Swift, "Half Of My Heart"

This song is about how John Mayer can't commit, so if someone could kindly explain why in the ever-loving f*ck Taylor Swift assumed he wouldn't use and discard her like, well, a paper doll (more on that here), I would really appreciate it.


5. Skrillex and Ellie Goulding, "Summit"

Supposedly distance and hectic schedules are what came between Ellie Goulding and Skrillex, not his ubiquitous, hideous haircut. I think she may have lied to him.


6. Rihanna and Chris Brown, "Birthday Cake (Remix)"

Listen, I love cake, so I can see the temptation here, but let's remember: Chris Brown is a guy who beat Rihanna, and not only did Rihanna take him back, she also threw a racial slur at Breezy's other girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, in this track. I almost can't handle all the class in this song is what I'm trying to say here.

7. Drake and Rihanna, "Take Care"

Drake and Rihanna dated briefly, split for a while, then dated again before she probably got tired of his "nice guy" schtick, which is different from being a genuine, well, nice guy. Plus, she has a thing for bad boys and Drake is softer than a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

8. Naya Rivera Feat. Big Sean, "Sorry"

In this song, Naya Rivera, who's so insecure that she's using fillers, implants and God knows what else to look like a Canal Street Kim Kardashian, calls out then-fiance Big Sean's exes by name. When the rapper allegedly cheated on her leading to their split, she probably was genuinely sorry. But not as much as her record label was, because the single flopped worse than their relationship did.

9. Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes, "Almost Is Never Enough"

Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes share a manager in Scooter Braun, and their relationship was conveniently timed with the release of their duet — something Grande repeated with now-boyfriend Big Sean. If you think those are big coincidences, please meet me this afternoon so that I may sell you some magic beans.


10. Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, "Picture"

Kid Rock married Pamela Anderson, which, based on the blond bombshell's track record, would probably serve as a warning sign to anyone else. Still, Sheryl Crow gave him a go in 2002, and we got "Picture" out of it. Hopefully that's the only souvenir she got from him.

11. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, "No Me Ames"

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony didn't just collaborate on a duet. They also worked together on the movie El Cantante, a reality show and a set of twins. Turns out mixing business with pleasure, as well as a diva with a gargoyle, didn't work out so well.


12. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, "Where You Are"

Raise your hand if you forgot these two were ever musicians. Nick Lachey may not be relevant, but he seems pretty sharp, so ending his marriage to Jessica Simpson, who thinks buffalo chicken is made from buffalo, shouldn't have been too shocking. They faced not only the duet curse, but also the reality show curse. All they're missing are matching neck tattoos.


13. Notorious BIG and Lil' Kim, "Another"

This song opens with Biggie and Lil' Kim being very, er, rude to one another, for lack of a better term. Biggie was also married to Faith Evans until his death, and she reportedly found the big guy and the lil' lady in bed together, so this relationship was pretty much doomed from the start.


14. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, "Something In Common"

Unfortunately, one of the things Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown had in common eventually killed her after it led to the dissolution of their marriage and struggles in her career.


15. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, Buckingham & Nicks

Before hooking up with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham recorded an entire album together. They since had a tumultuous relationship spanning almost a decade, as well as several classics like "Rumours." But dude, how awkward is it being onstage playing tambourine while someone is slinging mud at you through a breakup song?

16. Ike and Tina Turner, "Proud Mary"

The relationship that inspired the disturbing lyric "Eat the cake, Anna Mae" also spawned some amazing music. Who knows what these two could have accomplished if Ike Turner wasn't a woman-beating sociopath?


17. Sonny and Cher, "I Got You Babe"

This iconic show business couple had classic songs, a variety show and a child who would someday be on both Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Fit Club. Even though the pair were divorced, they still got along, with Cher even delivering the eulogy at Sonny Bono's untimely funeral.


18. Captain and Tennille, "Love Will Keep Us Together"

Captain and Tennille announced their divorce earlier this year. Go home, everyone. Love is dead.