The story of couples who made headlines and remained ensconced in public hearts may not be possible had it not been for Adam and Eve, the primordial original couple. Since then, we have many examples of couples famous for their love and hate. Take the case of Helen of Troy and Paris, a saga that sparked the Trojan War.
Or take the case of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal in whose honor the emperor built a timeless memorial, the Taj Mahal, that still exemplifies love and devotion. Let’s take a look at couples more recent in time who topped the charts, starting in 1945.
Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli Are the 1945 “It” Couple
The iconic singer of “Over the Rainbow” and the star of The Wizard of Oz, had plenty of personal problems with drug abuse and depression, and she married five times. However, Judy Garland met director Vincente Minnelli in 1945, married him in June, and gave birth to Liza Minnelli who turned out to be a star in her own right.
Vincente tried his best to turn Judy from the girl next door to a sophisticated lady. Still, he could not bring about a transformation. In 1951, the marriage came to an end. MGM fired Judy, and she went on to marry Sid Luft in 1952, Mark Herron in 1965, and Mickey Deans in 1969, a marriage that lasted only three months when she died of an overdose.
Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles, the Golden Couple of Hollywood’s Golden Age, 1946
Orson Welles left behind a landmark film, Citizen Kane, known as much for its captivating story line as for its cinematography. Welles and Rita Hayworth fell in love. Rita called him the great love of her life. They married in September 1943 at the Santa Monica, California, courthouse.
Sadly, the marriage between Orson who was dubbed the “brains” and Rita “the beauty” was not destined to last. They separated, and Rita moved with her daughter, Rebecca, to their own home. In 1947, she filed for divorce even though the couple reunited to film The Lady from Shanghai that same year.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, a Royal Match Highlighting 1947
There will be no other royal couple like Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. They met in 1934 at the wedding of Philip’s cousin Princess Marina of Greece and Prince George. Elizabeth was only eight years old. They met again when she was 13 and he was 18 when Elizabeth’s family visited the Royal Naval College. They kept in touch.
Finally, in 1946, Prince Philip asked Elizabeth’s father, King George, for her hand in marriage, and they formally announced their engagement in 1947, making headline news around the world. They married in November 1947; a union that lasted until Prince Philip departed for his heavenly abode on April 9, 2021.
Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O’Hara) and Laurence Olivier top the “It” Couple List for 1948
The Gone with the Wind star met Laurence Olivier in London in 1936 when Olivier stopped by to congratulate Vivian Leigh on her performance in the play The Mask of Virtue. There was immediate chemistry. Vivian told a friend that here was the man she intended to marry and marry him she did.
The relationship began in 1937, culminating in their marriage in 1940. In 1939, Vivian won an Oscar for her performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. The couple had a rocky relationship. Leigh fell ill and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She suffered a miscarriage in 1945, and her career went downhill even as Olivier’s career soared. The relationship came to an end in 1958, and they were divorced in 1960.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1949 – Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
There was a 25-year age gap between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall when they met in 1944, but that did not stop either of them from falling for each other. He asked for her phone number, which she wrote on a matchbox, and the rest is history.
Their marriage took place in May 1945 and lasted 12 years, which is a long time by Hollywood standards. They had two children. It was one of the happiest marriages in filmland with both supportive of each other. Sadly, Bogart was diagnosed with cancer in 1956 and died in January 1957.
The Much-Married Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr. 1950 Saga
Elizabeth Taylor—there will be none like her. She married seven times, but her marriage to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr., heir to the Hilton Hotel, was perhaps the shortest lived. They met and married in 1950 when she was just 18. The marriage ended 205 days later.
They divorced on January 29, 1951. Elizabeth said Conrad was indifferent to her and used abusive language. She refused alimony and reverted to her maiden name, Elizabeth Taylor. Conrad was smitten when he saw the star who had just graduated from high school and finished the film Father of the Bride.
Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra 1951 – Life Is Not a Song
Ava Gardner is a legend known for her beauty, glamour, and acting skills. She had a tumultuous love life and several relationships that eventually ended. However, her best-known marriage is between her and Frank Sinatra, making them the couple of the year for 1951.
She took up with Frank Sinatra after divorcing Mickey Rooney and band leader Artie Shaw. However, those relationships did not go far. Ava had a string of affairs before connecting with Sinatra. They married in 1951. The roller-coaster relationship ultimately ended in 1957, but they remained friends until Ava’s death in 1990.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, 1952 Dream Couple
It was a spur-of-the-moment thing when Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh decided to marry on June 4, 1951. The best man arrived an hour late, and a small-town judge presided. The actors used their real names—Bernard Schwartz and Jeanette Morrison Reames—and rode off into the sunset.
They had two daughters—Kelly born in 1956 and Jamie Lee born in 1958. The relationship, however, was troubled, and they split in March 1962 when Curtis moved out. They both remarried within a year, Leigh to stockbroker Bob Brandt and Curtis to Christine Kaufmann. Curtis was married six times.
Legendary Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, 1953’s Top Couple
Marilyn Monroe was a star, and Joe DiMaggio was a famous baseball player when the two of them married in 1954. It was the culmination of a two-year-long romance that made headlines in 1953 when they were undoubtedly the most popular and talked about couple in America and Hollywood.
Just nine months after the wedding, they filed for divorce. It was inevitable with both of them leading such busy lives. She was all broken up and in tears at the divorce. Joe loved Marilyn as much as she loved him and tried to help her long after but to no avail.
Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn, 1954 Couple of the Year
Audrey Hepburn, an upcoming star, was on her way to getting married to tycoon James Hanson in 1951 while filming Roman Holiday. However, she broke off the engagement. She knew the marriage simply would not work out. She then fell in love with actor Mel Ferrer after they met at a party.
Audrey married Mel Ferrer in 1954 in Switzerland. She had a miscarriage before successfully delivering Sean Hepburn Ferrer in 1960. She and Mel had a marriage that lasted 14 years. Audrey’s mother accused Ferrer of causing havoc in the marriage that was sufficient to last a long time and that Audrey was sick of his neurotic side.
Debbie Reynolds and Singer Eddie Fisher – 1955 Couple Who Made Waves
Debbie Reynolds first met Eddie Fisher when she was in her early 20s and a rising Hollywood star. They married in 1955 and were talked about a great deal. In 1956 they had a child, Carrie Fisher. It appeared to be a loving relationship until Elizabeth Taylor happened.
Elizabeth’s then third husband, Mike Dodd, died in a plane crash in 1958. They were all good friends, and Debbie was quite unaware of her husband’s affair with Elizabeth. Eddie and Elizabeth pressured Debbie into a divorce, telling her that she was keeping true love apart. They divorced in 1959.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III, the 1956 Couple of the Century
Grace Kelly, two-time Oscar winner, met Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. He then visited her in Philadelphia to spend Christmas with her family. She visited Monte Carlo to visit him in his palace. It was a fairy-tale romance that culminated in their marriage at Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral in April 1956.
Grace gave up acting and segued into royal life, the couple living a happy life with three children. She was quoted as saying, “Marriage is not a game of musical chairs with us. We play for keeps.” And that was shown in ample measure by her lifelong devotion, ending with her tragic car accident in 1982.
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner – A Fairy-Tale Marriage, 1957
Natalie Wood was 10 when she saw Robert Wagner walking down a hall at 20th Century Fox, and she told her mother that she was going to marry him. He was the heartthrob of the teenage set. They married in 1957 and were the talk of the tabloids.
The marriage lasted until 1962. Then they decided to reunite after they had both remarried, and they got married again in 1972. They had a daughter together and stayed with each other until Natalie met a tragic end after drowning in 1981.
Joan Crawford and Alfred Steele, 1958 Talked About Couple
Joan Crawford was 50 and Alfred Steele was 54 when they married in Las Vegas in May 1955. It was Joan’s fourth marriage. She was an actress with a long list of successful films to her credit, and he was president of the board of Pepsi-Cola. Joan felt he was just right for her.
The marriage lasted four years, ending with Steele’s death due to a heart attack in 1959. Not one to keep mourning, Joan took up her husband’s work and gave it the same power and enthusiasm she had displayed in her acting career—with notable success.
Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher in 1959, the Couple Making the News
When Eddie Fisher asked Debbie Reynolds for a divorce in order to marry Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie said the marriage would last only 18 months. She was proved wrong. The fairy-tale romance of Eddie and Elizabeth lasted five years and ended only when Elizabeth had her sights on Richard Burton.
At that time, it was the world’s most famous love triangle—Eddie, Debbie, and Elizabeth—and Eddie’s marriage to Elizabeth in 1959 made them the couple of the year. It was a typical two-rabbi Jewish ceremony. Debbie was set adrift with the couple’s two children. Eventually, Debbie and Elizabeth repaired their broken friendship.
Marlon Brando and Movita Castaneda Make Headlines in 1960 with Their Marriage
Marlon Brando met Movita Castaneda on a movie set in the early 1950s. They had a thing going, but it was not until 1960 that they married. Marlon had already married Anna Kashfi (Joanne O’Callaghan) in 1957 and divorced her in 1959. He then returned to Movita.
They kept the marriage quiet and had two children, Sergio in 1961 and Rebecca in 1966. Brandon met Tarita Teriipaia on the set of the movie Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962. His marriage to Movita was annulled in 1968 on the grounds that she was still married to Jack Doyle.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1961’s Top Couple
Jacqueline Bouvier was working as a news photographer, taking pictures of people and interviewing them when she happened to meet John F. Kennedy, a congressman. They fell in love and married in September 1953. In 1960, John announced his intention to run for President of the United States, and he went on to beat Richard Nixon in a close race in November 1960.
John F. Kennedy took the oath of office in January 1961 to become America’s 35th President, and Jackie became the First Lady. She played that role admirably, graciously, and stylishly. Theirs was a model life that unhappily came to an end with the President was assassinated on November 22, 1963, turning Jackie into a widow at the age of 34.
1962 – Lena Horne and Lennie Hayton – ’Til Death Do Us Apart
By the 1940s, Lena Horne had made a name for herself as the highest-paid African American actor, singer, and activist. She met and married Lennie Hayton, a white pianist, in 1947. Their interracial marriage made headlines and generated a lot of hatred, which was not unusual at that time.
That forced the couple to move to Paris. They kept their marriage secret for three years, and when they did publicize it, Horne was exposed to threats. Their marriage was full of love and lasted 24 years, ending with the death of Hayton in 1971.
Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, 1963 – The Unbreakable Pair
Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft married in 1964 at New York City Hall, but they were dating long before that, making the news. It was a second marriage for both, and they were mature and wise enough to love each other and recognize and accept each other. It worked. The pair was unbreakable.
They had a son, Max Brooks, in 1972. Mel and Anne lived happily until she died of uterine cancer in 2005. Their relationship started when Mel called out to her when she was filming a TV rehearsal for The Perry Como Show, and then he pursued her doggedly.
Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton in 1964
Elizabeth Taylor was playing the role of Cleopatra, and Richard Burton was Mark Antony in the 1963 film Cleopatra. At that time, she was married to Eddie Fisher but dumped him for Richard. They got married in a ceremony that was watched by the whole world in March 1964.
The couple spent most of their married life jetting around, socializing, buying expensive jewelry, and having a ball. There were also furious fights that led to smashed TV sets and trashed hotel rooms. It was not surprising that they ended up divorcing in 1974 only to remarry in 1975 and divorce again a year later. Phew!
Sing Together to Stay Together: Sonny Bono and Cher in 1965
Sonny Bono was working for producer Phil Spector when he invited Cher for several recording sessions. He noticed her talent, which led to her first single, “Ringo, I love You.” By 1963, the duo Sonny and Cher was born. By 1965, they were very much in love and married in 1969.
What marked them was their flamboyant style of dressing up, which is as iconic as their music. They became fashion icons of the 1960s and 1970s. She filed for divorce in 1974 stating involuntary servitude as the reason and alleging that Sonny withheld her share of earnings.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Most Talked About Couple in 1966
If there is true love in Hollywood, it is exemplified by the golden couple—Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Their union lasted five decades, ending only with Newman’s death in 2008. If only people would draw inspiration from these award-winning actors, life would be much better!
Paul met Joanne in 1953 when he was married to Jackie Witte and with whom he had three children. They met in her agent’s office, and Paul was charmed by her beauty. It took time to persuade her, but once he did, they stayed set on a lifelong course, starting with their marriage in January 1958.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla, the Iconic Couple of 1967
Elvis was the King of Rock and Roll, and millions of girls swooned over him. At that time, Priscilla Beaulieu was a fashion queen with her winged eyeliner and thick eyelashes. They met when she was in her teens, and the relationship was supervised. In 1967, Elvis at the age of 31 married 21-year-old Priscilla.
She became a fashion icon, emulated, and imitated by women the world over, especially for her signature beehive hairdo. Sadly, the rocking marriage came to an end in 1973, the same year of Elvis’s concert tour Aloha from Hawaii. He was the first solo artist to be broadcast around the world.
Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards, 1968 – ’Til Death Do Us Part
Julie Andrews of The Sound of Music fame met Blake Edwards, a well-known director, sometime around 1967. It was a chance encounter outside a therapist’s office. Blake was 13 years her senior, but that did not get in the way of their marriage in 1969.
The family was made up of Andrews’ daughter Emma and Edwards’ children Jennifer and Geoffrey. Julie and Blake remained a devoted couple for 41 years, only to be parted when Edwards passed away in 2010 after contracting pneumonia. He called their marriage a love story.
Yoko Ono and John Lennon – 1969 Legendary Duo
This is yet another duo that made it to the limelight and still managed to stay married until John was shot dead in 1980. John Lennon met Yoko Ono in November 1966 at an art gallery in London. Eventually, they tied the knot in March 1969 and stayed together.
They had two children from that marriage. A year after the marriage, the Beatles broke up, and some blamed Yoko Ono. Yoko and John collaborated on music with their Double Fantasy released just three weeks before he was killed, the day when Annie Leibovitz photographed the couple together.
Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould – 1970 Star Couple of the Year
Barbra Streisand met Elliott Gould when they starred together in the 1962 Broadway show I Can Get It for You Wholesale. They fell for each other, and the 20-year-old Barbra married Elliott in 1963, just as her career was taking off. They had a son, Jason, from that marriage.
Their marriage lasted until 1971. She then met James Brolin, a Hollywood actor who had married twice before he tied the knot with Barbra. They met at a party and had their first date in July 1996. They married in 1998 at Streisand’s Malibu estate.
1971 – Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda, Explosive Star Relationship of the Year
Donald Sutherland was first married to Lois Hardwick, a child star of the silent movies’ era. He then met and married Shirley Douglas with whom he had twins, Rachel, and Kiefer. He happened to meet Jane Fonda before they acted in Klute, and the torrid relationship lasted three years.
Donald and Jane were together, but their explosive relationship petered out while they were in Tokyo. He was devastated but not for long. He met and married Francine Racette in 1972, and that marriage endured. Jane married Tom Hayden in January 1973 after becoming involved with him the previous summer.
James Taylor and Carly Simon, the 1972 Couple of the Year
Carly Simon and James Taylor met briefly when they were kids. They got together again in 1971. While traveling on a ship from London in 1965, Carly and her sister met Sean Connery, and Carly would go on to sing the theme song for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
She met James Taylor in her dressing room, and that reignited their relationship. They married and became the talk of the town in 1972. The 10-year marriage resulted in two children, but it ended due to Taylor’s drug addiction and because he fell for Joni Mitchell.
1973 – Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen, a Sizzling Hot Relationship
The 1970s Love Story heroine Ali MacGraw starred alongside Steve McQueen in The Getaway. They fell for each other, and she was so enamored with him that in 1971 she left her husband, Robert Evans, Steve’s Hollywood producer, for Steve. Their sizzling hot relationship lasted five years.
Steve had a magnetic attraction that was simply irresistible, according to Ali. Sadly, for Steve and the world, he died of cancer three years after they split up in 1977. Ali looks back on those days with fond memories and wishes they had been wiser and sober.
1974 – The Year of Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson
The Jack Nicholson magic began on Anjelica Huston when she went to his house in 1973 for a party and stayed overnight. Jack was not a one-woman man and had an ongoing affair with Michelle Phillips. She would not be the only one during Anjelica’s 17-year relationship with Jack Nicholson.
Anjelica hoped that Nicholson would eventually marry her, but that didn’t happen. She briefly dated Ryan O’Neal in 1975, but it turned out to be a bad situation. She returned to Nicholson, and by the late 1980s, she had become a successful actress. She never quite got over Jack.
1975 – Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Remarry
In the case of Elizabeth Taylor, marriages do not last long and neither do divorces. She divorced Richard Burton in 1974 but married him again in 1975, becoming the talk of the town. They had no children of their own but adopted Maria Burton as their daughter.
This second marriage lasted a short time. They ended up divorcing in less than a year. Still, they remained in touch with each other. Elizabeth said that from that first moment in Rome, she had always been in love with Richard. His last letter to her also showed just how much he loved her.
1976 Belongs to Farah Fawcett and Lee Majors
Farah Fawcett earned fame through the TV series Charlie’s Angels, while Lee Majors made his mark with The Six Million Dollar Man. Their relationship started when Lee’s publicist introduced him to Farah. He took her for coffee, and that was the start of a beautiful relationship. They married in 1973.
A photo on the cover of People magazine showed the couple jogging and inspired others to do likewise. Farrah made guest appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man between 1974 and 1976. The chemistry between them lasted nine years, and they divorced in 1982.
1977 Was when Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger Set the Tabloids on Fire
Mick Jagger was married to Bianca, and Jerry Hall was engaged to Bryan Ferry when they met in 1976 and began a relationship that would endure for more than two decades. They had four children. It was not smooth sailing during their relationship that culminated in a Hindu wedding in Bali in 1990.
Just two years later, the duo split when Jagger cheated with Carla Bruni and Jerry gave birth to their third child. Jerry and Mick separated in 1992, but it wasn’t until 1999 that she officially had the marriage annulled, terminating the 23 years of a rocky relationship.
Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton Made 1978 Their Own Special Year
Diane Keaton first saw Warren Beatty in his Splendor in the Grass in 1961, and she was smitten. Before she got to star alongside him in Reds in 1981, she had already won the Academy Award for Best Actress in Annie Hall. The relationship probably started in 1978 but burst into flames during the filming of Reds.
She said she found Warren to be beautiful, gorgeous, sexy, and captivating. She played the role of Louse Bryant, a journalist, in Reds. However, their romance did not last for long. She does have a soft corner in her heart for Beatty, admiring him for his meticulous approach to everything.
1979 Is When Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton Rocked the World with Their Marriage
Pattie Boyd was already married to George Harrison of Beatles fame when Eric Clapton met her. He took such a liking to her that he had a “rock duel” with George over her. Eric won. Much before that, she had inspired Eric to write and sing “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
He invited her to his flat to listen, and she was impressed. Harrison found them together in the garden at Robert Stigwood’s house. George took her home where Eric turned up and engaged George in a musical duel. Pattie and Eric were married in 1979, making the headlines. The marriage lasted 10 years.
1980 Belonged to Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher met Paul Simon when Paul was working on the Star Wars movie in 1977. They dated and moved into an apartment together. However, it was a problematic relationship due to Fisher’s drug use. They married in 1983 but divorced just one short year later.
They did continue to date each other for a decade. In 1983, Simon wrote his song “Hearts and Bones,” which was all about Fisher and how he loved her. He amply proved it when on the occasion of her death he tweeted that she was a wonderful girl. Carrie was best known as Princess Leia in Star Wars.
1981 – A Hard-to-Forget Year When Prince Charles Wed Lady Diana Spencer
The day is February 6, 1981. Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana Spencer during a private dinner at Buckingham Palace. She accepted, and history was made for the couple. All eyes were focused on that grand, gala event on that unforgettable day.
It only happens in fairy tales that the prince and the princess live happily ever after. Charles and Diana remained married for 14 years, and during that time there was ample controversy surrounding Diana. The royal couple ultimately decided to end their marriage in 1996, an event that also shook the world.
1982, the Magic Year for Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito started dating in 1971. They married in 1982 and had three children—Lucy, Grace, and Jacob. Theirs was a dream marriage that lasted more than 30 years. They announced their separation in October 2012 but reconciled in March 2013, letting bygones be bygones.
Unfortunately, they probably did not see eye to eye and separated again in March 2017. Both are busy but still find time to talk with each other and stay in touch. Rhea says she and Danny always loved each other and agreed on everything important—well, most of the time.
1983 Is when Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker Got Along Like a House on Fire
When prima donnas meet, sparks fly. That happened with the Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. way back in the 1980s, with 1983 no doubt being “prime time” for them. They met and fell in love on the set of Firstborn.
Though they were teenagers, they decided to move in together. The house that once belonged to John Lennon and Bette Davis became their home. All good things come to an end, and so it was due to Downey’s severe addiction problem. Sarah ultimately decided to end the relationship, bringing to a halt their plans for marriage.
1984 Is when Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Were Lovey Dovey
The Sugarland Express star Goldie Hawn fell for the handsome Kurt Russell while filming Swing Shift. Valentine’s Day 1983 is when the romance began. Kurt was very supportive of her and her children even as he took care of his own. They had a son, Wyatt, from their relationship.
Guess what? The relationship is still going strong after all these years, an example to other celebs that marriage is not always necessary and that relationships can be lasting. Goldie likes being independent, and yet she chose to stay with Kurt. It is love everlasting as anyone can see.
1985 Is when Love Bloomed between Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen
While filming Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone became engaged to Brigitte Nielsen. It is said that he saw a provocative photo of her and fell for her, divorcing his wife, Sasha Czack. They married on December 15, 1985, at the Beverly Hills home of producer Irwin Winkler.
The marriage received a knockout blow in July 1987 just 19 months after they were married, and the couple split. It was a bitter ending. However, years later it appears they reconciled when Brigitte played the role of Drago’s ex-wife in Creed 2 in 2018.
1986 Talk Show Celeb Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham Become Talk of the Town
People will remember 1986 for two reasons. One is that it was the year Oprah’s hit show kicked off, and it was also the year she got into a relationship with Stedman Graham. It came to a point when they decided to tie the knot in 1992, but Oprah called it off.
According to her, the relationship would not have lasted the way it did if they had married. Stedman was already married and had a daughter when he took up with Oprah. They have been together for more than 35 years, a pretty long time by any Hollywood standards!
1987 Is the Year of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis – Relationships Die Hard
Marriages may end, but relationships die hard. This is amply clear in the case of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. They married in November 1987, had three children by that marriage, and then divorced in 2000. Their relationship, however, continued with both of them taking care of their kids.
Bruce remarried and had two more children. Demi then took up with Aston Kutcher. The two exes and their families got together for the premiere of her Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. They also got together to celebrate Bruce’s 49th birthday in 2004 and then again at the wedding of Moore and Kutcher.
1988 Was when the Sun Shone on the Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Relationship
Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz proved they were on the same note by marrying in 1987. They had a daughter, Zoe, from that marriage before they broke up in 1993. It appears they were under a lot of emotional stress, and parting ways appeared to be the best thing to do.
The best was yet to come in the shape of Jason Momoa whom she met in 2004. It was like they were thunderstruck. They bonded and had two children, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. What is surprising is that Jason and Lenny are best of friends. Lisa and Jason split in 2022 and then reconciled.
1989 Is about Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, and There Has Been No Looking Back
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon met while filming Lemon Sky in 1988. One thing led to another, and the couple got married in 1988. They were in the news the following year. They also starred together in the films Murder in the First, The Woodsman, and Loverboy.
Now 34 years later, the relationship endures, and it is rock solid. Kevin says she is the woman of his dreams. Sedgwick, now in her 50s, says she just cannot stop loving him. It was in 2011 while appearing on PBS’s Faces of America that she learned she and Bacon were 9th cousins, once removed.
1990 – The Big Bang between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were filming Days of Thunder in 1990 when they fell in love. They got married that same year, and their relationship was in the limelight. They even adopted two children. The marriage lasted until 2001. Tom was previously married to Mimi Rogers and divorced her before marrying Nicole.
It appears that Tom Cruise’s involvement in Scientology was one reason for the relationship falling apart. Be that as it may, Kidman wed Keith Urban in 2006, and they have two daughters. Urban is very supportive, she says. Cruise married Katie Holmes in 2006 and divorced her in 2012.
1991, the High Year for Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
The grunge’s most famous couple met in 1990 and started a wonderful relationship. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love married in February 1992 and had a daughter, Frances Bean, that same year. Given their lifestyle, it is surprising that their marriage lasted all of two years, ending when Kurt committed suicide.
Both were volatile personalities and had many fights. During their two years together, they experienced professional highs and personal lows. Cobain suffered from severe depression and was under treatment when he took his own life in 1994. Courtney learned to live through it and emerged stronger.
1992 Is when Iman and David Bowie Made Music
In the case of Iman and David Bowie, love happened when they met on a blind date. They kept on meeting each other, love blossomed, and the two tied the knot two years later in Tuscany. They had a daughter, Alexandria Zahra, in 2000 and were happy by all accounts.
This is one case of a couple keeping their marriage vows, ’til death do us part, and it was exactly so in the case of Iman and David. Their marriage lasted 24 years until Bowie died of cancer in 2016. Iman still loves him and cherishes his memory, refusing to remarry.
1993 Is when A-Listers Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger Made Headlines
The moviegoing public loved them, and when Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin met on the set of the 1990 film The Marrying Man, they fell in love with each other. It led to a much publicized marriage in 1993. A couple of years later they had a daughter, Ireland, to light up their lives.
Sadly, their marriage ended in a divorce in 2002. It was tough on Alec since Kim suffered from panic disorder, and he found it tough to control his anger. Kim would go on to marry Mitchell Stone, and Alec tied up with Hilaria. They have three children.
1994 – The Fiery Relationship between Kate Moss and Johnny Depp
She was all of 20 years old when she met the 31-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp at Café Tabac in New York in 1994. Kate Moss was a romantic at heart, and theirs was a public, passionate relationship that lighted up the year.
Just four years later the couple broke up, and Kate spent years crying about their relationship. It was a turbulent one with Depp being arrested in September 1994 for smashing furniture at the Mark Hotel. They called off their relationship in 1997, and Depp took full responsibility.
1995 Is Love at First Sight for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson first met in 1980 and then starred together in Volunteers. It was love at first sight for Tom who was then married to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes. They waited until December 1986 to make their relationship public. However, it was not until April 1988 that they formalized the relationship with a marriage.
They are lovingly married after 34 years, with Tom attributing it to timing, maturity, and the willingness to have an open connection. We still fondly remember their roles in Sleepless in Seattle when they shared screen space again. He credits Rita for his back-to-back Oscars.
1996 Is when Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow Created a Dazzling Spectacle
This was a blitzkrieg of a romance. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt met on the set of the film Se7en in 1994. He proposed in 1996. Six months later, the wedding was canceled. What people remember is their matching haircuts at the 1997 premier of The Devil’s Own.
It may have appeared intentional, but Gwyneth clarified that it just happened because they both went to the same stylist, Chris McMillan, who cut their hair the same way. They just took it in stride and matched it with black outfits, but the coordination did not last, unfortunately.
1997 – Sarah Jessica Parker Is Back with Matthew Broderick … for Good
Robert Downey Jr. was an aberration on the way for Sarah Jessica Parker to ultimately find true love with Matthew Broderick. They got together in 1991 and built a strong rapport, ultimately leading to a secret marriage in 1997 that was not so secret.
They had a son, James, in 2002 and then twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, seven years later. Theirs is a relationship that has weathered the storms of Hollywood and is still sailing along merrily. Their love is like no other, with each still enjoying romantic date nights.
1998 Lit Up by the Romance of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
It started when Jada Pinkett auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She didn’t get the role, but she got Will. They reconnected the next year, and the rest is history. They married in 1997 and have two lovely kids.
Will and Jada make a delightful couple. Their relationship, love, and marriage have endured. Their son Jaden was born in July 1998 and starred alongside his father in several films, notably The Pursuit of Happyness. Jada and Will found happiness, to be sure.
1999 Saw Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe Tying the Knot
Ryan met Reese at her 21st birthday party and started a whirlwind romance. They became engaged a year later and then starred in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions. They got married in 1999, three months after the premiere of the film. They had two children from the marriage.
However, the relationship ran into trouble, and eventually the couple divorced in 2006. It was said that Ryan had cheated with Abbie Cornish and then had a daughter with Alexis Knapp in 2011. Witherspoon quietly married Jim Toth and gave birth to Tennessee in September 2012.
2000 – The Turn-of-the Century Couple: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Relationships are decided in heaven is what some say. But for Brad Pitt, it happened with Jennifer Aniston when their agents introduced them to each other in 1998. They got along famously and married in Malibu two years later, making 2000 their own year.
Things would have been fine, but Brad co-starred in Mr. and Mrs. Smith along with Angelina Jolie and fell for her hook, line, and sinker. Jennifer and Brad divorced in October 2005. Brad got into a relationship with Angelina, culminating in their marriage in 2014, and Jennifer married Justin Theroux in August 2015.
2001 Highlighted Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
Britney Spears met Justin Timberlake when they were both Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. They became friends, and the relationship went up a notch when they toured together in 1998. Their relationship became public, especially highlighted in 2001 when they appeared in matching denim at the American Music Awards.
The very next year, the relationship was on the rocks. It appeared that Britney had been unfaithful to Justin. He even recorded a music video Cry Me a River featuring a Britney look-alike to recreate their split, saying he wrote the song in two hours flat.
2002 Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck – Beauty and Brains
Ben and Jennifer connected on the set of Gigli. They played gangsters who fall in love. Jennifer truly fell in love with Ben, divorced her second husband, Cris Judd, in 2002 and made public the relationship with Ben. They got engaged but called it off just one day before their wedding in September 2003.
Ben gave her a ring that caught media attention as did her music video Jenny from the Block. They announced their breakup in 2004 and went their separate ways. Affleck connected with Jennifer Garner that year, while Lopez married Marc Anthony in June 2004.
2003 – Beyoncé and Jay-Z on a Roll
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were at the top of their singing careers and their relationship in 2003. It had started in 2002 when Beyoncé was just 19. They kept on rolling right through to 2008 when they had a quiet wedding ceremony.
There were rumors of cheating, but Jay-Z and Beyoncé have become proud parents of three children. Still, they continued to collaborate on hits such as the documentary Life Is But a Dream in 2013, the On the Run tour the same year, the song “Drunk in Love” in 2013, followed by a joint tour in 2014.
2004 Made Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey the “It” Couple of the Year
Nick and Jessica’s relationship went back to the time when they were on tour together in 1999. The relationship matured, and eventually the couple tied the knot in October 2002. Their marital bliss was even featured on MTV’s Newlyweds so one would assume everything was lovey-dovey.
However, the passion cooled down, and eventually Jessica filed for divorce in December 2005. There were rumors about infidelity on both sides. Their joint statement read, “After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways.” And that was that.
2005 Lighted Up the Sky with the Fireworks of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
We all know how Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie and co-starred with her in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. He then went to Kenya with her in July 2005. Things must have happened because in January 2006 they announced the imminent arrival of their first child, Shiloh.
Angelina and Brad weathered 12 years, raising six children and surviving scandals and health scares. They finally married in August 2014, making the relationship official, with all six children present at the ceremony. Wow! Unfortunately, it did not last long, and Jolie filed for divorce in August 2016.
2006 Is when Victoria Adams and David Beckham Spiced Up the Year
Soccer player David Beckham played for Manchester United and met Victoria Adams, the famous Spice Girl, in the soccer players’ lounge. It was love at first sight, and they announced their engagement in 1998. They married the same year and are the proud parents of four kids from that marriage.
Unlike many star couples, Victoria and David are still happily married, and each looks just as fabulous as when they were in their prime. Their wedding was iconic, set at Luttrellstown Castle on the outskirts of Dublin in Clonsilla. Wouldn’t you have liked to have been there?
2007 Is when Heidi Klum and Seal Were Right at the Top
She was a model, and he was a musician. Their paths crossed in 2003 in the lobby of a New York hotel when Heidi was pregnant by her boyfriend Flavio Briatore. Still, Seal was right by her side when she gave birth to her daughter, Leni. They married in 2005 at a Mexican beach resort.
The couple’s first biological child, Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, was born in September 2005. Starting in 2006, the couple would revive their wedding vows every year on their anniversary. The relationship did not last, officially coming to an end in January 2012 when they separated.
2008 – A Watershed Year for Same-Sex Couples – Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres Get Together
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres took all of three years to get together after they first met in 2000. Portia was openly gay and asked Ellen out in 2004. They announced their engagement in 2008 and were married three months later that same year, breaking years of taboos and barriers.
They are still together and live with their three dogs and three cats, a loving family for everyone to see and share on Instagram. Ellen says she loves Portia, and they are fully supportive of each other. DeGeneres put to rest rumors of an impending divorce by stating they were still madly in love.
2009 – NFL Pro Tom Brady and Model Gisele Bundchen Make Headlines
Tom and Gisele had their first blind date in 2006 and fell for each other like a ton of bricks. Despite the fact that Tom’s girlfriend was pregnant and gave birth to their son Jack in 2007, he and Gisele stayed put, and he proposed in 2009.
After a two-week engagement, they got married at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California. There were rumors of a divorce that were put to rest when they appeared together during an Italian getaway in September 2016. The couple still enjoys a life of wedded bliss.
2010 Katy Perry and Russell Brand Show It Is Not for Laughs
They started romancing at the 2008 and 2009 Video Music Awards and then got engaged just a year later. To show that the relationship was not just for laughs, comedian Russell Brand and pop singer Katy Perry went all the way to India to get married in a very private ceremony.
It took just 14 months for the couple to separate and divorce in July 2012. The chief reason appeared to be the busy schedules of both husband and wife. The constant media attention was certainly a pain point. Russell simply texted her that he was divorcing her on December 31, 2011.
2011 Witnesses the Gala Marriage of the Royal Pair Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William met Kate Middleton sometime in 2001 when they were students at the University of St. Andrews, but love blossomed in 2003 when they started dating. They broke up in 2007 but got back together again. Two years later they announced their engagement, setting the stage for the wedding of the century.
Nearly 1900 guests, including heads of state, crown royals, and celebs, attended the royal wedding that was telecast live on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey. The crowd cheered the royal couple. After the wedding, William and Kate toured North America in 2011.
2012 Sees Relationship between Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Bloom
They were first spotted kissing at Disneyland in September 2011. By 2012 the relationship between Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling was quite clear and open. The loving couple maintain a very private relationship and have two daughters, Esmeralda, and Amada.
Eva Mendes decided not to convert their relationship to a marriage, but the relationship still works. They keep their life private and raise their kids together. Ryan says it was tough keeping their kids busy and entertained during the quarantine.
2013 – Mila Kunis and Ashton Kucher at the Height of Romance
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kucher co-starred in That ‘70s Show. It was only natural that they start dating in real life, which they did. Their romantic relationship became public in 2012. By 2014, the couple had announced their engagement and went on to marry in Oak Glen, California, on the July 4, 2015.
They are the proud parents of daughter Wyatt and son Dimitri. They walked the red carpet together in 2017 at the Breakthrough Prize Awards. Then they starred together in the 2021 Super Bowl commercial for Cheetos alongside Shaggy. Love still reigns supreme in this couple’s life.
2014 – Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Steal the Public’s Heart
Chrissy Teigen met John Legend on the set of his music video in 2006. They sort of established a connection that ripened into love over the following years. She played it cool, biding her time. Eventually, during a Christmas trip to the Maldives in 2011, John proposed to Chrissy on a beach.
Chrissy and John got married on September 10, 2013, at a New York City courthouse. They recelebrated on September 14, walking down the aisle at Lake Como, Italy. They had a daughter, Luna, and a son, Miles, in 2018. Their love is strong, expressed in John’s “Never Break” song.
2015 Is the Headline Year for Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
George Clooney flew solo after his 1993 divorce from Talia Balsam. In 2013, he met Lebanese-British barrister Amal Alamuddin when she dropped in at Lake Como along with a mutual friend, and that changed his life. They were engaged and then got married the next year, making headlines in 2014 for being the top power couple.
He asked her to marry him just six months into their relationship, and she said yes. They became the proud parents of Alexander and Ella in June 2017. On the occasion of their children’s fourth birthday in June 2021, they flew back to Lake Como where their romance had begun.
2016 Truly Binds the Relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim and Kanye had a thing for each other since 2012. They married in 2014. However, 2016 brought them closer when Kim stood up for Kanye against Taylor Swift’s song “Famous,” and then Kanye halted his tour to be with Kim when she became the victim of an armed robbery.
They had a son, Saint, in December 2015 and a daughter, Chicago, in January 2018. Baby Psalm was born in May 2019. By 2021, it appeared that the couple was heading toward a divorce, and on February 19, TMZ announced that Kim had filed for divorce.
2017 Is the Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Year
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were just friends when they met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010. Both had ongoing relationships at that time, but the mutual attraction was so strong that they ended their relationships with their partners and got together in a loving relationship.
They married in 2012 and made their first red carpet appearance together in 2014. The couple enjoys trolling each other on Instagram, but there is genuine love. By 2016 they had their second child, and now they are raising three daughters and loving each moment of it.
2018 – Game, Set, Match to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were brought together by a mutual friend in July 2016. They hit it off rather well, and the fairy-tale romance blossomed, leading to an engagement announcement in November 2017 with plans for a grand wedding and totally royal wedding in 2018.
The magic day dawned on May 19, 2018, with the whole world waiting to see Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal wedding telecast for millions around the world. Their son, Archie, was born the next year. Due to an alleged racist attitude toward Meghan, the couple moved to Montecito, California.
2019 – Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Make Headlines
Jennifer first met Alex in 2005 at a Yankees game. They were both married to other people at the time. In 2017, they met again due to a chance encounter, and that was the start of their dating, which led to Alex proposing to Jennifer. They planned to hold a summer 2020 destination wedding, but it had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, the couple was seen walking together at the Met Gala for the third year in a row. Their engagement party was held in Los Angeles. The wedding would have proceeded as planned but the pandemic intervened, and the wedding was postponed. On April 15, 2021, they called off their engagement, deciding it was better to be friends.
2020 – Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Get Together
February 2020 is when Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were spotted vacationing in Cuba. She was his tour guide and took him to all her favorite places in Havana. They were still together in March 2020, COVID-19 notwithstanding. He took her to meet his kids from another marriage after 26 days of dating.
They were together most of the time throughout 2020, but 2021 proved to be another year and another matter. The two decided to put an end to their relationship, and that happened with a simple phone call. They discussed their future and decided not to go ahead with the wedding. Ben did not want more kids.
2021 – Kim Kardashian Hooks Up with Pete Davidson
Pete Davidson happens to be the Saturday Night Live star to whom Kim Kardashian was linked romantically eight months after she filed for divorce from Kanye West. This was not surprising since Davidson and Kim had been friends for three years. Pete had attended Kid Cudi’s birthday dinner with Kanye and Kim in 2019 and then exchanged phone numbers with Kim, asking if she would like to hang out with him.
By the middle of November 2021, it appeared to the whole world that Kim was falling for Davidson. Meanwhile, Kanye tried to get Kim back, but Davidson wasn’t worried. By December 2021, they were making headlines for outings on the East Coast and West Coast. By May 2022, everyone in Kim’s family adored Pete, and that says everything.
2022 – Dedicated to Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Megan Fox made it to the cover of the April 2022 edition of Glamour UK. Megan became friends with Machine Gun Kelly when they met on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass, and there was no looking back for 2022’s hottest couple who were officially engaged to each other.
When they got engaged, they reportedly drank each other’s blood. She says they did drink just a few drops of each other’s blood as a binding ritual. She is very much into tarot and astrology. She said she was manifesting someone like Machine Gun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, as her husband for the past 30 years. Can you believe that?