Celebrity relationships are fascinating because their success rate appears to be a lot lower, compared to the real world. Often, as soon as reports about a couple make headlines, it’s not long after that their reps release a statement about what went wrong, and the pair go their separate ways. Sometimes, this news is met with sadness because the couple was total goals — for example, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, or Chris Pratt and Anna Faris — but other times, fans breathe a sigh of relief because the coupling just seemed so...off!
Thus far, 2019 has been a good year for romance, but it has also produced some of the most unlikely celebrity couples, and below are 15 relationships over the last year that don’t make that much sense.
15 In What Is Perhaps The Most Unexpected Relationship Ever: Liam Payne And Naomi Campbell!
Former One Direction star, Liam Payne, has proven that he has a bit of a thing for older women. His last serious relationship was with singer Cheryl Cole, and then in 2019, he was linked to supermodel Naomi Campbell.
The reported pair have kept their romance on the down-low, but Marie Claire notes they were first spotted together in January 2019, and have been several times since.
14 Rita Ora And Andrew Garfield As A Couple Really Made No Sense (Luckily, It’s Over Now)
Both Andrew Garfield and Rita Ora have dated celebrities before, but no one really expected these two to get together. And the attention that surrounded their brief romance (which, according to the Daily Mail, was over within four months) was apparently too much for Garfield.
So, what went wrong? An insider told The Sun (via Daily Mail) that Garfield wanted to have “a more private life.”
13 Jeannie Mai And Young Jeezy Don’t Like To Label What They Have, But She Says He’s Special
Some celebs love to post photos of their new relationship on social media, but others, like Jeannie Mai, prefer to keep us guessing.
Mai has been linked to Young Jeezy, although she has been particularly vague about their relationship. On an episode of The Real (via People), she discussed the reports, saying, “Jeezy and I hang out. He’s very special to me, so we don’t really have a label to define what it is we’re doing…”
12 Pete Davidson Was Smitten With Ariana Grande, But He Didn’t Wait Long Before Finding Comfort In Kate Beckinsale’s Arms
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's brief engagement had a lot of people rolling their eyes, but after they split, Davidson found comfort in an unexpected place: with Kate Beckinsale.
They were first linked in January 2019, when they left a Golden Globes party together, Glamour reports. Since then they’ve been photographed together numerous times, and they aren’t afraid of PDA.
11 Channing Tatum And Jessie J Are Still Going Strong Despite Being Such An Unlikely Pairing
When Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan split it was a sad moment in celebrity relationships because for so long they were total goals. But Tatum has moved on, and found love with Jesse J — something no one saw coming!
Cosmopolitan notes that there were first linked in October 2018, and it seems they’re still going strong.
10 Halsey’s Last Relationship With A Musician Ended Badly, But That Didn’t Stop Her From Connecting With Yungblud
You may think that after a very public breakup with a musician (she dated G-Eazy), Halsey would have chosen to date someone who is not in the industry, but she didn’t, and she’s been linked to Yungblud.
Capital FM notes that Halsey posted a photo of herself and Yungblud in January 2019, and the relationship is more than romantic because the pair have even collaborated on music together.
9 Can A Swimmer And An Actor Who Played The Role Of A Lifeguard Make It Work? Just Ask Zac Efron And Sarah Bro
Zac Efron played the role of a lifeguard in the 2017 film, Baywatch (and no one complained when he was shirtless), but now he is dating a swimmer in real life.
Efron and Olympic swimmer Sarah Bro have been linked, after they attended a Los Angeles Kings hockey game in March 2019, E! News reports. Later that month, they were also photographed at the UFC 235 fight in Las Vegas, looking very happy!
8 Kaitlyn Bristowe Needs To Move Away From Men In 'The Bachelor' Nation, Including Jason Tartick
Kaitlyn Bristowe rose to fame thanks to The Bachelor franchise, and when she starred as The Bachelorette, she got her chance to find love. For a while, it seemed her relationship with Shawn Booth was going well, but Pop Culture notes they split in November 2018, and by January 2019, she was linked to Bachelor Nation alum Jason Tartick!
Apparently, The Bachelor stars are really happy, and they’ve told E! News an engagement is probably in their future.
7 There’s A Significant Age Difference Between Jake Gyllenhaal And His New Model Girlfriend, Jeanne Cadieu
Jake Gyllenhaal has had a few high-profile relationships, but the latest woman to hold his attention is model, Jeanne Cadieu. Us Weekly noted that they have traveled to multiple international locations together, and despite their 16-year age difference (Gyllenhaal is the older one), their relationship is going well.
“She and Jake really took things slow, but are now pretty serious,” an insider told the publication.
6 Nikki Bella Was So Hesitant To Admit She Was Dating Artem Chigvintsev, She Made It So Awkward
Fans of Nikki Bella were convinced she would marry fellow WWE star, John Cena, but after the couple ended their long-term relationship, she found happiness again. Bella is dating professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev (they were actually partnered on Dancing With the Stars in 2017).
Despite being photographed together multiple times in 2019, Bella was initially hesitant to confirm that she was dating Chigvintsev, with E! News noting she was “reluctant to use labels” — which just made the whole thing so awkward.
5 After Dating Mostly Musicians, Miranda Lambert Married A Policeman, Just Months After Meeting Him In Nov. 2018
Miranda Lambert wanted to keep her latest relationship private, and when she announced that she had married Brendan McLoughlin, the news was unexpected, to say the least.
According to Heavy, McLoughlin is a police officer, and he and Lambert first met at a concert in November 2018 (Lambert was performing, and McLoughlin was on the job). They married just months later.
4 Not To Hate On Katheryn Dennis’ Love, But She’s Going Through A Custody Battle While Dating Someone New
Everyone deserves happiness, and Katheryn Dennis is certainly no exception, but her life is so complicated at the moment that it seems like an odd time for a new romance. What we mean by this, is that she is engaged in an ongoing custody battle over her children, but at the same time, she’s dating Hunter Price, People notes.
The relationship was confirmed in January 2019.
3 Olivia Munn Proved She’s A Bit Of A Cougar With Her New Relationship With Tucker Roberts
Olivia Munn has a new man in her life, and that man is Tucker Roberts, who also happens to be a good few years younger than her. The couple has a ten year age difference, but age is apparently just a number when you’re in love, and it seems that these two may be, because People notes they’ve been linked since December 2018.
2 Poor Diddy! Cassie And Alex Fine Already Have A Baby On The Way...
Breakups are never easy, but things are often made more complicated when your ex moves on, fast. Cassie and Alex Fine are super happy together, with E! News noting that they made their relationship social media official in December 2018, and announced that they were expecting a child in June 2019.
The problem? Well, there isn’t one really, unless you’re Diddy, because Cassie split with him only a few months before starting her relationship with Fine. CheatSheet reports that the couple ended their relationship for good in October 2018.
1 Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger Got Together Around A Year Ago, And They’re Already Hitched
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris seemed like the perfect couple... until they weren’t. Even after their divorce, the couple was incredibly amicable and dedicated to co-parenting their son.
And then, in June 2018, Pratt was seen on a date with the woman he would end up marrying, Katherine Schwarzenegger. And they moved fast, with Harper’s Bazaar noting they were engaged by January 2019, and married in just six months later.
Sources: Marie Claire, Daily Mail, People, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Capital FM, E! News, PopCulture, Us Weekly, Heavy, People, CheatSheet, Harper's Bazaar.