Very often, celebrities start seeing one another in stealth mode and hide their relationships from the public. Paparazzi often undertake the tasks of providing the inside scoop on their relationships. There are a few couples who have managed to fly under the radar and we have listed 21 celebrity couples you probably forgot dated each other.
21. Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson
Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson’s love blossomed in the 1980s. They loved each other’s company and decided to date for around 4 years. Unlike many other couples, they had an amicable split and decided to remain friends even after the separation. They continue to remain friends to this day and Mirren has even publicly stated that the two completely loved one another during their relationship.
20. Heidi Klum and Anthony Kiedis
No one really knows how this relationship came about, but it did. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers lead vocalist and German supermodel were romantically linked in 2002. Unfortunately, the romance would fizzle out in a short while and Heidi would later go on to marry Seal. Since then, Heidi and Seal have parted ways, but they continue bearing the responsibilities of being parents to their little ones.
19. Matthew Morrison and Kristen Bell
Matthew Morrison, of Glee fame, was once romantically involved with Kristen Bell. Their romance blossomed when they attended NYU. Like countless other celebrity relationships, their coupling session would also run its course in a short duration. They remain on good terms currently and Kristen has even stated that Morrison was the primary reason she watched Glee.
18. Tyra Banks and Seal
Seal surely knows how to win the hearts of supermodels! Seal and Tyra Banks were a thing in the past and they were together for almost a year. During the time, they were rarely seen together in the public eye. The couple truly managed to date in stealth mode. No one really has access to any juicy details on the relationship. Even after all this time, we have yet to hear them speak anything about it.
17. Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker were an item in the 1980s. Their budding relationship would go strong for 2 years. Unfortunately, Downey’s drinking and drug problems would play an atrocious role in hampering the relationship. At least, he was man enough to admit his mistakes and solely take the blame for their fallout, “She provided me a home and understanding.”
16. Shia LaBeouf and Hilary Duff
Shia LaBeouf and Hilary Duff went out on a date once and it was anything but smooth sailing by the look of things. None of them have gone on record to mention what went wrong with the encounter. In fact, when asked about Duff previously, Shia went on to joke about the affair he had with Megan when she was dating Brian Austin Green. We don’t exactly know if he was telling the truth, but if he was, good on him! Have you looked at her lately?
15. Ashton Kutcher and January Jones
Ashton Kutcher has had his fair share of relationships with hot women. He is currently married to Mila Kunis. Before that, he was with the stunning, Demi Moore, and there was January Jones as well. The couple was together for a little over 3 years and things quickly took an ugly turn when January decided to pursue her acting career against Ashton’s wishes.
14. Cher and Tom Cruise
Cher and Tom Cruise were happily enjoying one another’s company in 1987. During the time, Tom Cruise had yet to reach the stardom he enjoys today while Cher was already a global diva. Although Cher was head over heels for Tom, their 16-year age gap would eventually hinder their relationship and lead to a separation. Since then, they’ve married other people, filed for divorce, and married again. You know the drill.
13. Nick Cannon and Kim Kardashian
Nick Cannon seems to have quite the affinity for full voluptuous women. He has been romantically involved with Mariah Carey and Kim Kardashian in the past. Although his relationship with Mariah was well documented, his romance with Kim wasn’t. The pair got together in 2006 and it lasted for a few months. Kim was probably on the lookout for a bigger fish and she has achieved her objective. She is now married to Kanye West.
12. Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson
The pair met on the sets of Journey 2: Mysterious Island and immediately struck a chord with one another. Although no longer together, Vanessa was the one who called the relationship off. Josh has gone on record to state that the separation broke his heart. Even if the break-up wasn’t a clean one, the pair remains close friends to date. They have plenty of years ahead of them and we wouldn’t bet against them coupling again.
11. Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian certainly kissed a lot of frogs before finding her Prince. Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian were a couple before Kim turned into an overnight sensation owing to the release of her sex tape. Nick called off the relationship before it got too serious. He wasn’t a big fan of Kim’s insatiable desire to become famous.
10. Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio
Apart from his acting chops, Leonardo DiCaprio is renowned for his strong affinity towards supermodels. Leonardo and Naomi romanced for a while in 1995. Unfortunately, the relationship would come to an end long before DiCaprio’s career defining role in Titanic in 1997. Since then, the actor has only gone from strength to strength in his acting career.
9. Christian Bale and Drew Barrymore
Christian Bale went on a date with Drew Barrymore almost a couple of decades back. The relationship ran its course before it could even grow. They went to watch a gory horror movie and it turned out to be horrible. Drew didn’t bother calling Christian again after the date. Drew Barrymore comes from a long list of family members associated with the movie industry; her grandfather was the film legend, John Barrymore.
8. Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock
Although 16-years-older, Sandra Bullock kept her relationship with Ryan Gosling going strong for almost a year. The pair connected on the sets of Murder by Numbers. Since the separation, both of them have gone on to scale great heights in their respective careers. Sandra Bullock even has an Academy Award and a Golden Globe to her name.
7. Alexander Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried
It didn’t take Amanda Seyfried too long to move on from her split with Dominic Cooper. She found a confidante in Alexander Skarsgard and the two dated for a while. The relationship came to an abrupt end when Amanda called it off because she felt too involved with Cooper. Alexander is mostly renowned for his portrayal of the character, Eric, in the series, True Blood.
6. Moby and Natalie Portman
People were shocked to find Moby’s relationship with Natalie Portman developing before their eyes. The unlikely pair dated in 2001 and Moby received a lot of abuse from nerds for “dating Luke Skywalker’s mom.”The relationship came to an inevitable end shortly after. Moby continues making music to date and Natalie has wowed us with her acting prowess several times over the years. The separation seems to have benefitted Natalie more.
5. Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen
This relationship had us scratching our heads to a point we started developing blisters. Although they were regularly pictured getting intimate, the relationship didn’t last long. After the separation, Ashley went on to pursue a career in the fashion industry to great success. Meanwhile, Lance Armstrong disclosed his use of an illegal substance in the lead up to several Tour De France competitions, in turn, disgracing his once untarnishable portfolio.
4. Drew Barrymore and David Arquette
Drew Barrymore and David Arquette dated in their teens back in 1991. David was 19 at the time and Drew had only recently turned 16. Everyone is well aware that teenage love barely lasts, and this one too ended in a short while. Since then, David went on to have a relationship with Courtney Cox. Although currently separated, they continue taking care of their daughter, Coco Riley Arquette. Drew Barrymore is currently hitched to Will Kopelman.
3. Tobey Maguire and Rashida Jones
Before being awarded the role of Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire was a relatively unknown actor. The man was involved in a relationship with Rashida Jones and the two dated for three years before heading for splitsville. According to reports, it was Tobey who called off the relationship. No one knows the reason behind the break-up to date.
2. Alanis Morissette and Ryan Reynolds
Alanis and Ryan were pretty serious in their relationship and it went strongly for five years. After the duration, the duo decided to call off their engagement as they thought it’d be best if they parted ways. Ryan Reynolds went on to date Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively; he shares a child with Blake and is presently married to her.
1. Fergie and Justin Timberlake
Fergie and Justin Timberlake dated long before hitting it big in 1996. During the time, Fergie was three-and-twenty and Justin was just a 16-year-old teenager. No one was surprised to witness the inevitable end of the affair. Fergie is now married to actor, Josh Duhamel while Justin recently became a father when his wife, Jessica Biel, gave birth to their son, Silas Randall Timberlake in April 2015.