Whether you love it or not, we all really enjoy keeping up with celebrities and their love lives. Why? Who knows?! Maybe it is because some of us feel like we just can't get our own love lives together, so we choose to focus on others. Maybe it's because celebrities put their lives out for the world to see, so we feel that we have a right to know, watch, and pay close attention. Maybe we're just nosy human beings. We all have our reasons.
Some couples are completely unexpected, as usual. Remember when Jen and Justin got together? We were so confused, yet over time we felt it was the perfect pairing (RIP to that relationship). Then, we always thought that Kourtney and Scott made sense, but now they are living apart and dating other people. Sometimes you just never know.
In 2018, we've had several couples that totally don't make sense and even some that we can't imagine breaking up already! That is just the way that it goes. Below, we highlight ten celebrity couples that we didn't expect to happen this year and we will leave you with five couples that were so obvious it hurt, but it really didn't.
15 Unexpected: Cassadee Pope & Sam Palladio
It is unexpected because how do these two even know each other? How did they meet? How did it start? The answer might surprise you, but let's rewind for a second.
Cassaddee Pope, 28, is a successful country singer with hits like "Wasting All These Tears" and "Think Of You" with male country singer, Chris Young. She won season three of the hit NBC show The Voice in 2012, too! On the other hand, Sam Palladio, 31, is mostly famous for his role on the hit series Nashville. So, an actor and a singer, how do you think it started? The two reportedly met at a CMA after-party, but years later decided to take their dogs to a dog park-- and have been dating ever since!
14 Unexpected: January Jones & Nick Viall
This one makes a lot of people scratch their heads, rub their chins in thought, and kind of laugh in a way, too. Nick Viall, 37, is a lesser-known name than January Jones, so let's start there. He was on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette in 2014. Then, after coming in second place he went back on the next season to fight for Kaitlyn Bristowe's heart in 2015. He came in second there, too. After a stint on Bachelor in Paradise, Viall took his own turn as The Bachelor in 2017. January Jones, 40, is an actress that has starred on Mad Men, We Are Marshall, and X-Men: First Class. She has a great love for reality television and that's how the two sort of connected. They are now reportedly dating.
13 Expected: Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick
Our first couple on the list that is completely expected this year is hunky NFL football star Aaron Rodgers and professional racecar driver and business owner Danica Patrick. The pair's relationship went viral in mid-January when Patrick revealed to the Associated Press that she and Rodgers were dating. Rodgers is famous for being the Green Bay Packers quarterback that is incredibly talented; he recently split from actress Olivia Munn back in the summer of 2017 as well. Patrick is a brunette beauty and Nascar driver that recently retired and will be taking on new adventures this year. It is reported that the two met at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Out of all our couples on this list, these two totally make sense. Sports just brings people together!
12 Unexpected: Emma Watson & Chord Overstreet
Emma Watson is a very well-known actress. She has starred in all Harry Potter moves, Perks of Being A Wildflower, and the remake of Beauty And The Beast. Her name is virtually a household name that everyone knows for some reason. Chord Overstreet, on the other hand, has had smaller roles in comparison. His best-known role to date is Sam Evans in Glee. The two are reportedly dating and have been spotted together on various outings in Hollywood since the beginning of March. Despite this very new romance, Watson has repeatedly discussed in interviews how she wants to keep things private: “I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways.”
11 Unexpected: Camilla Cabello & Matthew Hussey
The 10 year age difference for this one is one big reason why a lot of people were not expecting this couple to happen. Brunette beauty Camilla Cabello rose to fame as one-fifth of the girl group Fifth Harmony before branching out into a solo career of her own (much to the other four girls' dislike of that choice) almost two years ago with hits like "Havana" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer". The singer, 20, was spotted in mid-February cuddled up to the dating coach in Mexico. Matthew Hussey, 30, is well known in the British game industry. Cabello even revealed that this could very well be her first long-term relationship. Hmm, we're not sure how this one will turn out, but we wish this unexpected couple well!
10 Expected: Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk
This one is expected, too! These two are both in the film/television industry and met on the set of Glee many years ago. Then, beautiful blonde actress and business owner Paltrow sparked romance rumors when she was spotted with writer and producer Falchuk at dinner in August 2014. There weren't many sightings after that until April 2015 when they went to Robert Downey Jr.'s 50th birthday party. Finally, over a year after the first sighting, the two make it Instagram official at the Scream Queens premiere. In November of last year, Paltrow was spotted with a ring on that finger. The two are set to wed this year which means 2018 is the year that makes them the hottest yet expected newlyweds probably on the planet!
9 Unexpected: Dane Cook & Kelsi Taylor
Dane Cook, 45, was a huge household name throughout the '00s thanks to his incredible talent in comedy, but he has taken a huge step back in his career since then. He has had roles in popular films like Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month, and My Best Friend's Girl, alongside the likes of big names like Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Simpson! He has had much smaller roles since, however. His newest role now is being a boyfriend to 19-year-old Kelsi Taylor, who is a singer. In early February the two were seen cuddling on a beach in Hawaii after they flew in on a private jet. Despite their huge age gap, it seems that these two have only eyes for each other.
8 Unexpected: Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer
Blonde, beautiful, and bold Amy Schumer, 36, is currently one of Hollywood's favorite funny girls. She has a brand new comedy coming out called I Feel Pretty and has worked in movies like Trainwreck with newly single John Cena and Snatched alongside Goldie Hawn. She also wrote the screenplay for Trainwreck! She is a super talented girl that has a new man in her life this year, chef Chris Fischer.
Rumors swirled that the two were dating in November of 2017, but Schumer didn't make it official until she posted a photo on Instagram in February. Then, a surprise came barely weeks later that revealed that Schumer and Fischer got married in Malibu! This whirlwind romance was unexpected, but we think that it's going to stick!
7 Expected: Dakota Johnson & Chris Martin
Another expected couple on our list, talented actress Dakota Johnson and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have been secretly dating for many months now, according to many sources. Johnson, 28, is known for roles in How To Be Single, 21 Jump Street, and the Fifty Shades trilogy. Martin, 41, is over twelve years Johnson's senior and has had many alternative hits with his band like Fix You and Viva La Vida. Ironically, Martin was married to Gwyneth Paltrow, another lady on our list, from 2003-2016; the pair has two kids together.
In late December of 2017, a source said the two are definitely dating, giving us another hot new couple for the new year! Some people may not like it, but we really love this pairing! Congrats kids!
6 Unexpected: Amber Heard & Elon Musk
This is another pairing that a lot of people simply did not expect. Amber Heard is an actress and model but is probably most famous for her messy divorce from actor Johnny Depp of Pirates fame. Heard, 31, is famous for roles in movies like The Rum Diary, Justice League, and Magic Mike XXL. To our surprise, she has been dating the Tesla founder, Elon Musk, on and off since last year. In 2018, however, they reunited on New Year's Eve before calling it quits in February. These two just can't seem to quit each other, though. Musk, 46, was reportedly the one to blame for the relationship's end the last time. We will see if this weird and unexpected couple tries to hook up for the third time before 2018 is over.
5 Unexpected: Michelle Williams & Andrew Youmans
Michelle Williams, 37, is a very famous actress that has talent that knows no bounds. She is known for roles in Blue Valentine, Manchester by the Sea, and Shutter Island. She is also famously linked to our beloved Heath Ledger, who tragically passed while the two were still together, leaving behind a daughter with Williams. After his passing, Williams took a lot of time out of the spotlight.
In early January of this year, US Weekly reported that Williams was not only dating Andrew Youmans (an NY financer) but that the two were engaged! She was seen with a ring on her ring finger as they vacationed in the Bahamas with Williams' daughter with Ledger, Matilda, who is now 12 years old. Congrats to the happy couple!
4 Expected: Lucy Hale & Riley Smith
This one makes so much sense because these two just started working on a new CW television show together called Life Sentence where they actually met. Hale, 28, has been an actress since she was 16 years old and has starred in Bionic Woman, Privileged, Scream 4, and How I Met Your Mother. Her most popular role to date is starring as Aria Montgomery in the hit ABC Family turned Freeform show, Pretty Little Liars for seven seasons. Smith, on the other hand, just turned forty and has been on the screen for many years in movies and shows like Not Another Teen Movie, Radio, True Blood, and Nashville. The two had a cute Valentine's Day date and made it official in early February 2018. Congrats, lovebirds!
3 Unexpected: Laura Dern & Baron Davis
Laura Dern is an actress most recently famous for Big Little Lies on HBO alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. She has also had great roles in movies like Jurassic Park, Wild, and The Fault in Our Stars. Dern, 51, has been working for decades in the industry and has a great track record to prove it. Baron Davis, on the other hand, is famous for his basketball talent and career. That's why we never thought these two would get together! Davis, 39, started his professional NBA basketball career in 1999 when he was just 20 years old. These two were seen getting close together in late December, even though they were trying to be coy about it. This makes them an official couple for the new year!
2 Unexpected: Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola
Our last unexpected couple on the list is Shailene Woodley and Ben Volavola, 27. Woodley, 26, is known for great roles in movies like The Descendants, Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and Snowden. She is most currently starring on Big Little Lies alongside Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman. This show was even just renewed for a second season!
Woodley posted a photo on Instagram in late January of this year making her relationship with Volavola, a professional rugby player from New Zealand, officially official! Their first event together was a show during Paris Fashion Week. They have also been spotted at each other's events, too, like on location on one of Woodley's movie sets or at one of Volavola's rugby games! Congrats to the new couple!
1 Expected: Justin Theroux & Aubrey Plaza
This one hits us hard, but somehow it still makes sense and does not really surprise us. Justin Theroux, 46, has been around for decades in the acting world but did not really make front page news until he started dating and eventually married Jennifer Aniston. The two broke up in February, however. Aubrey Plaza, an actress that will turn 34 this year, has starred in films like Dirty Grandpa and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. She is a very talented comedic actress.
These two were spotted in New York City at the end of March hanging out together (as pictured above) and rumors quickly flew that stated the two could possibly be dating. Either way, this makes sense as they are both actors and live in the same city. What do you think?
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