One of the most reliable things to do when you want to procrastinate or just take it easy, celebrity watching is pretty silly but entertaining never the less. While there is a certain charm to the feuds, legal entanglements, and other dramas that the stars wind up in, there is no debating that celebrity romances are the easiest to invest in from afar.
It is a really funny thing, despite the fact that regular Joes like us have nothing on the line when it comes to a pairing of stars, some of the time it doesn’t feel that way. After all, some couplings seem so perfect together that we come to care about them. On the other hand, there are other duos that flame out before you know it and end up either being forgettable. With all of that in mind, it is time to look at this list of X power couples of the last decades that never made it and X who are still #relationshipgoals.
In order for a celebrity couple to be considered for possible inclusion on this list, they first and foremost need to have begun dating in the 2010s, according to public reports. On top of that, half of the couples that were in the running are still going strong today whether they are strictly committed to one another, married, or something similar. On the other end of the spectrum, the other couples have long since broken up. In fact, not only are they no longer together but their relationships failed before they were a pair for too long.
20 Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Are Very Supportive
Admittedly a couple that can be very controversial at times, you may be surprised to read that we consider the relationship that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian share to be admirable. However, no matter what you think about the various antics that these two get up to, the truth is that the way they have one another’s backs is actually quite impressive. Always speaking about one another in the best ways possible, if Kim or Kanye get embroiled in a major controversy, as they are prone to do, you can bet their partner will soon publicly stick up for them.
19 Rita Ora And Travis Barker Were Done In A Blink Of An Eye
A member of the punk-pop trio Blink 182, since Travis Barker and his cohorts first rose to fame in the early 2000s he has become one of the most recognizable drummers in the world. Also a successful musician in her own right, Rita Ora is a singer, songwriter, and actress that has performed on several hit songs that charted in countries around the world. Despite the musical passion that these two obviously have in common, their images and tastes in everything from fashion to interests appear to be wildly different. That said, clearly, they had a connection at some point as they dated in late 2015 but they didn’t last as a couple since they broke up after 3 weeks.
18 Meghan Trainor And Daryl Sabara Are Planning Their Nuptials
Someone that deserves all the credit in the world, not only has Meghan Trainor risen to the top of the pop music world but she also is an accomplished songwriter who pens songs for other artists. Off the market since July 2016 according to reports, this talented songstress is involved with Daryl Sabara, a recognizable actor who has been engaged to Meghan since December of 2017. Previously a pretty big deal himself, years before he met the woman that seems to be perfect for him, Sabara became known for starring in the Spy Kids movies, The Polar Express, and 2007’s Halloween. Simply adorable when they gush about one another on social media, the obvious affection between them is impossible to deny.
17 Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Martin Have Both Moved On To Other Partners
Clearly one of the most respected actors of her generation, Jennifer Lawrence has managed a difficult trick, starring in blockbuster movies and acclaimed films that have earned her several major awards. Then you have Chris Martin, who is best known as the singer and frontman for a band that is beloved by millions of people and has sold an amazing amount of singles and albums, Coldplay. Said to have been off and on involved with one another in 2014 and 2015, it is surprisingly easy to forget these two ever were a couple. That probably is the case since there was something about them that made them an odd pair.
16 Sofia Vergara And Joe Manganiello Make A Gorgeous Pair
One of the biggest TV stars in the world today, Sofia Vergara has earned worldwide fame for her role as Modern Family’s Gloria. Married since 2015, her husband Joe Manganiello has been consistently working for years, including in hit movies like the original Spider-Man trilogy, the Magic Mike films, and Rampage. If there ever was an effort to decide who the most attractive celebrity couple in the world is, it would be really hard to argue that any pairing deserves that title more than this one. If that weren’t enough of a reason for them to stand out among other celebrity couples, the fact is that they also appear to be sublimely happy whenever they are around one another.
15 Avril Lavigne And Brody Jenner Were An Odd Couple
A couple that almost seems like someone put them together after choosing at random from a pool of every major celebrity, in a lot of ways Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner appear to be polar opposites. For her part, Avril became a gigantic singing star in the early 2000s and at that time she did her best to have a family friendly yet still rebellious image. On the other hand, Brody Jenner is a “reality” TV star with strong connections to the Kardashian family and he looks like he stepped straight out of central casting for the worst aspects of fraternities. Together a lot longer than many observers would have expected, they dated for 2 years.
14 Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Started Out As Friends
The kind of thing that many film and TV fans want to happen, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher rose to fame playing an entertaining couple on That ‘70s Show and now they are together in real life. Despite sharing chemistry while starring in that show, at the time there was no reason to think they would ever take their onscreen love into their private lives. Revealed to have only been friends during their co-starring years, before Mile and Ashton became a couple he married Demi Moore and she dated Macaulay Culkin for many years. However, after reconnecting at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, they began dating, got married in 2015 and now have 2 kids together.
13 Amanda Seyfried And Justin Long Seemed Great But Didn’t Last
Among the most underrated actors in the world today, Amanda Seyfried has become a recognizable star but she doesn’t get enough credit for her ability to portray just about any kind of character. Hilarious in Mean Girls, incredibly sultry in Chloe, and great in just about everything else, she has a lot going for her. It is also is pretty great that she spent 2 years dating Justin Long, an actor that is so easy to empathize with that you can practically feel his pain whenever one of his characters gets hilariously hurt. Broken up since late 2015, she seems to have found happiness with her current husband but if these two reunited we wouldn’t complain.
12 Leighton Meester And Adam Brody Aren’t As Dramatic Together As Their Characters Were
A pair of actors that seem like they will forever be known for their success in the teen drama TV show genre, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody both played characters known for their relationships In fact, during their each of their times as big television stars, fans tuned in each week to see Adam star in The O.C. and Leighton turn heads while playing one of Gossip Girl’s main characters. Finding love together after each of them had left their most famous character in the rear-view mirror, their relationship seems like it could have been concocted in the mind of a big teen drama fan.
11 Michelle Rodriguez And Cara Delevingne Were A Big Deal
Such a big deal that at one time she won the Model of the Year award at the 2012 British Fashion Awards, after that Cara Delevingne chose to transition to the acting world. No stranger to making her living performing, throughout her career Michelle Rodriguez has built a reputation as a great action star due to her roles in the Fast and Furious series and Avatar. Known to have dated for at least 6 months in 2014, it seemed pretty surprising when they broke up since they seemed to relish their time together. Even more surprising, shortly thereafter Michelle began a short-term fling with Zac Efron.
10 Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Were A Pair Made In Television Heaven
Two stars of the show that arguably has built a more loyal fanbase than any other series has in the last decade, Rose Leslie and Kit Harington shared several fantastic Game of Thrones scenes. Cast as Ygritte and Jon Snow respectively, whenever they appeared on the screen together the chemistry between them was so thick that it seemed like it could be cut with a knife. For that reason, it was an absolute delight when it came out that they had become a couple in real life. Together off and on since 2012, they married in June of 2018 and judging by the gigantic smiles on their faces captured in photos of their big day, they seem to be giddy together.
9 Serena Williams And Drake Clearly Admired One Another
The first of two couples that appear on this list despite never being confirmed, we can’t say for 100% certain that Serena Williams and Drake dated but it certainly seems like it. For example, he attended her matches, wrote about her on Twitter, name-dropped her in his music, and Serena’s ex Common even took a shot at Drake due to thinking they were a couple. On top of that, the most compelling evidence is they reportedly were spotted kissing one another in Cincinnati. Two people that are amazing at what they do, it is amazing to imagine how far Drake and Serena could have pushed one another if they had become a long-lasting couple.
8 Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas Seem to Have A Lot Of Fun
Another Game of Thrones star that appears to have found a lifelong partner, Sophie Turner has grown up in front of the world and seems to have a lot figured out. Already an international star due to starring as Sansa Stark, Sophie also landed a highly sought after superhero role as she appears as a young Jean Grey in the X-Men franchise of films. Clearly on fire professionally, her personal life arguably is going even better as she is engaged to Joe Jonas, who she began dating in 2016. Almost always seen with smiles on their faces when they are together, they appear to be so happy that they once broke out into impromptu karate moves when the paparazzi were following them.
7 Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux’s Break Up Broke Hearts
Admittedly a couple that may not strictly fit the criteria for celebrity couples from the 2010s that never made it, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were married from 2015 until 2017. However, given the fact that at one time they seemed like they should be a shoo-in for the other side of this list, we’re bending the rules a little bit to include them here. After all, they seemed to care much more about one another than anything else considering the glowing ways they spoke about one another during interviews. On top of that, Justin has referred to their friendship changing due to the break up as heartbreaking which seems really sad from the outside looking in too.
6 Tessa Thompson And Janelle Monáe Are All But Confirmed
The second couple on this list that has never been confirmed, when it comes to Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe it seems like they have no interest in defining their relationship for strangers. Both out as bisexual woman, they’ve walked red carpets together and Tessa has appeared in more than one of Janelle’s music videos. Still, when asked directly if they are a couple they remain elusive but despite Tessa saying they both are “private people”, she also made it clear that they “love each other deeply”. Given all the evidence and the obvious affection they share, we feel comfortable including these two here and really respect that they care more about each other than making things clear for the rest of us.
5 Kaley Cuoco And Henry Cavill Lasted A Matter of Days
Considering how amazingly quickly some Hollywood couples form and then dissolve, it is surprising that any break up takes us by surprise but Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill still managed to. With one of them on top of the TV landscape and the other one cast to play Superman in the latest version of the character, when they met in 2013 both of them were on top of their games career-wise. Seemingly smitten when word broke that they were involved, the paparazzi and the public were enthralled with this pairing but that quickly fell away as they broke up after only 10 days.
4 Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Are Incredibly Talented And Lovely Together
Extremely talented people, Olivia Wilde has put together a stellar filmography and Jason Sudeikis’ time on Saturday Night Live and in movies like Horrible Bosses has made him a beloved funny man. Dating since 2011, this delightful couple got engaged in 2013, and have a son and daughter together. Seemingly happier together one year after another, Olivia revealed that when she met Jason “he seemed to really see me”. Funnily enough, however, Jason left without Olivia’s number that night and it took a friend of hers giving him her digits and telling him to use it during another chance encounter for them to get together. If they didn’t seem marvelous together already, that story alone is enough to love these two.
3 Chris Evans And Jenny Slate Made A Lovable Pair That Couldn’t Go The Distance
Best known for playing a famous superhero, people love Chris Evan’s performance as the often serious and stoic Captain America. However, if you have ever seen interviews of him or heard his appearances on podcasts like Doug Loves Movies, you’ll know he is a hilarious dude that doesn’t take himself overly seriously. With that latter piece of information, it makes a lot more sense that he dated Jenny Slate, an actor best known for over the top comedic performances, for 9 months. On top of that, it should be noted that the movie Obvious Child proves how talented Jenny actually is as a dramatic actor. Either way, they seemed like such an interesting and eccentric pair and it is too bad Jenny and Chris never made it.
2 Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Make Each Other Smile At Every Turn
The kind of people that inspire everyone to turn their heads the moment they walk into a room, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds seem to be the perfect couple from what we can tell. For example, if you follow either of them on Twitter you are bound to see them mock one another today and then post a photo of their happy family the next. Serious from time to time, during an interview, Ryan said of his wife giving birth to their child “when we had that baby, I fell more in love with my wife than I’d ever been in my entire life”. We can’t come up with a better way to explain why these two are #relationshipgoals than that.
1 Taylor Swift And Tom Hiddleston Were the Talk Of Social Media During Their Fling
Arguably the biggest singing star in the world today, Taylor Swift is one of a select few performers who is a big enough success that her decisions can change her industry. No slouch in his own right, Tom Hiddleston is best known for playing Loki, one of the most interesting antiheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to the fact that both of them were hugely famous when they became a couple in 2016, even when they chose to pretend like they only were friends the public wasn’t really buying it. Then a paparazzi captured photos of them kissing and until they broke up after only a matter of months, Hiddleswift, as they came to be known, were talked about constantly on social media.
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