Celeb couples are known for their quick relationships and even quicker breakups. It seems that famous people find their love easily and they’re not afraid to end unsuccessful relationships. Some of them remain best friends down the road and help each other find a soulmate. Before there was KimYe, TomKat, Brangelina, or even Brennifer, there were these odd celebrity couples. Take a trip down memory lane with a look at the celeb couples you absolutely forgot about.
1. Amanda Bynes and Seth MacFarlane
Before Amanda Bynes imploded and lost her mind for all to see, and before Seth MacFarlane became the superstar actor, animator, producer and writer he is today, this truly odd couple spent a little time as a couple. Back in 2008, despite a 12-year age difference, the pair took Tinseltown by storm, and though the relationship didn’t last very long, it sure did cause a lot of talk.
2. Scarlett Johansson and Benicio Del Toro
Another Hollywood relationship that got tongues wagging, there were quite a few lurid stories going around about Scar-Jo’s fling with the Savages and Guardians of the Galaxy star. It was even rumored that the two had a sexy tryst inside one of the elevators at Hollywood’s famous Chateau Marmont hotel but this fact wasn’t proved.
3. Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt
Long before he made friends with Jennifer Aniston or became dad to a troop of children from around the world, Brad Pitt was dumped by Christina Applegate. Acting on a mutual attraction, the duo went to the 1989 MTV Movie Awards together. Considering the fact that Christina left the event with another guy, we’re assuming the date wasn’t exactly a hit.
4. Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker
You’d think two celebrities with six names between them would be a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, though the Firstborn co-stars fell in love on set, the relationship began to fall apart as Robert Downey unraveled due to his drug and alcohol abuse. Looking back on the seven years they spent together, RDJ has gone on to say that he regrets hurting Sarah, and that his “selfish” actions took their toll on her.
5. Keanu Reeves and Sofia Coppola
Whoa! After her father (legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola) directed Keanu Reeves in 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Sofia Coppola put the moves on the leading man. While the relationship didn’t work out, we still think they missed an opportunity to make beautiful, talented babies.
6. Shane West and Rachael Leigh Cook
If one pairing could perfectly summarize our version of 90’s TV and movie heaven, it has to be this one. The E.R alum and She’s All That cutie spent two years together before splitting in 1999. They are such a gorgeous couple that it’s hard to believe they are no longer together. I wish their relationship worked, but unfortunately I can do nothing about it.
7. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling
Talk about two beautiful people coming together. After staring together in Murder by Numbers, Sandra Bullock went on to date heartthrob Ryan Gosling. And while the union didn’t last, it certainly proved one thing: both actors have incredible taste. Plus, they are so awesome and talented!
8. Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey
Talk about a reality star one-two punch. Following his very public split from wife Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey went on a single date with an as-yet-unknown Kim K. According to Lachey, there were no photographers to be seen when they left for dinner, but about 35 cameras flashing as they left. It doesn’t take a whole lot of conclusion jumping to see who he believes was responsible for the sudden interest, especially since the two never went on a second date.
These couples look happy together, but perhaps they were not meant to be together. Life is unpredictable and celebrities are just humans who want to be happy. They commit mistakes, just like we do. Before judging any of these couples, think about it and revive your own relationship failures. Now that they are no longer together, we can simply enjoy these fantastic pictures.