We live in a society where we gossip and talk about celebrity relationships and put more emotional stock into them oftentimes more so than we do our own. This is why it seems that we can place bets and predict which ones will last and which ones won't. Though it comes to the dismay of the celebrities that have to hear about the news being written about them, it is wildly entertaining for the rest of us.
Our hearts go out to the happy couples who are ready to get married and we live our life vicariously through them because we know that we will have that multi-million dollar budget to have drones surround our private ceremony in Tuscany with white doves being released from cages in the background (*sigh*). We relish in the drama when we hear about couples not getting along or we make assessments in our heads to measure their questionable compatibility (or lack thereof). We are tickled when we hear of a new celebrity romance blooming or we are just downright perplexed and start thinking, "Is she/he really going out with him/her?" We wonder how they met, hit it off and started dating. Why? Because our lives are boring in comparison.
Here is a list of 8 celebrity couples who we predict to be engaged by 2018 and 8 that don't stand a chance and will break up.
16 Will Get Engaged: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Alright so it looks like this one beat us to the punch because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just announced their engagement as of Monday, November 27th, 2017. Our hearts broke when we found out that England's most eligible bachelor is officially off the market and now committed to the new love of his life. Though Harry had a reputation for being somewhat of a playboy before becoming engaged, he is proof that every guy secretly is looking for the lady that completes him. This engagement gives us a mix of feelings of hope and envy. We are hopeful that someday we could all find our prince but we are insanely jealous that a real life prince is now taken. Cheers to the happy couple!
15 Will Break Up: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had an intense on-again, off-again relationship for the past few years. Their relationship has taken such a huge toll on both parties that it even got to the point where they would write songs about each other and not in the most positive light. Plus, they are young and haven't even reached the age of 25 yet. Ah, young love. These two just can't seem to quit each other no matter how much drama is involved. Selena Gomez broke The Weeknd's heart by breaking up with him and then rekindling her old flame with Biebs. Maybe she is clinging onto the hope that this time around will be the successful run. It is safe to say that these two are just kidding themselves at this point.
14 Will Get Engaged: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
So word on the street is that Kylie Jenner is pregnant (it seems like the Kardashian clan just wants to spread their seed and produce spawn). The 20-year-old youngest of the Kardashian sisters has made headlines when it was announced in the press that she is expecting. Her new rapper boyfriend Travis Scott is said to be the father of Kylie's unborn child. The couple has been together since April and appear smitten in photos together with the paparazzi. So far it is not confirmed but she has told friends that she's pregnant according to TMZ. Is confirmation really necessary when she has been spotted trying to cover her baby bump in public? The next natural step for this couple to take is to tie the knot.
13 Will Break Up: Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
The Kardashians just never fail to keep us on our toes when it comes to the juicy details about their dating life. In response to ex baby daddy, Scott Disick's philandering ways where we see him in a different paparazzi shot with some random 19-year-old, it looks like Kourtney Kardashian is getting the last laugh. She has been seen canoodling around the world with new beau Younes Bendjima who just happens to be a former boxer. Through all these pictures and extravagant trips, you would think that these two are just a match made in heaven. The only problem is the staggering age difference. Kourtney Kardashian is literally 14 years older than her new BF who is only 24 years old. This looks like he is more of a boy toy than long term material.
12 Will Get Engaged: Leonardo DiCaprio and Lorena Rae
Ok so you are probably thinking, "what in the world is Leonardo DiCaprio doing on a list where it says that he will get engaged?" You are also probably thinking, "So, he's dating yet another gorgeous model. How in the world is that even news?" Chances are, you are probably right. Now that our favorite leading man and perpetual childhood crush is getting older, the odds are going to become more likely that he might settle down maybe sometime in the near future (key words here being "might" and "maybe"). Lorena Rae is a 23-year-old German model with an Instagram following of over one million. He seems to be taking a break from his blonde bombshell trend and going for a brunette this time around. Who knows? Maybe he will realize that he is pushing 40 and might want to pick the right girl for him finally.
11 Will Break Up: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus
This was a relationship that started in scandal and has been looked under a microscope ever since that scandal began. Ben Affleck started dating his Saturday Night Live producer girlfriend Lindsay Shookus officially since April 2017. However, some insiders say that their affair has been going on since 2014. In fact, it is speculated that she was the cause of Affleck and Garner's divorce due to an affair he was having with her on the side. “Ben and Lindsay started their affair about three years ago, just a few months after she became a mom,” the source told Us in July 2017. "They were not casually dating — they were having a full-blown affair.” As the old saying goes, if they can do it with you, they will do it to you. Affairs are not a solid foundation to start a relationship.
10 Will Get Engaged: Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton
All Stranger Things fans rejoiced as they heard the news about Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer's real life romance copied from their fictional romance on the show. Sure, they are young but these two just look too cute together to not get engaged (at least eventually). Also, Charlie seems to have been getting in some trouble as he was deported back to UK after being caught with some illegal substances. If Natalia can still stick by his side despite some of those bad boy antics, then it looks like just about anything is possible. They have been spotted running around France together and seeing as though Paris is the most romantic city in the world, it should be a no-brainer for him to pop the question there later down the road.
9 Will Break Up: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
Like the modern day Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez has been through multiple marriages and has been known to be impulsive when it comes to who she choses to date and her overall approach to dating in general. Though she is older and more mature, her fickle history has us really not putting all of our eggs in one basket with this one. We will admit though that they are both two people that look stunning for their age. Even though they have only been together for a short period of time, they are probably one of Hollywood's most stylish couples to date. It looks like she might take the same path as Mariah Carey and get engaged later in life only to break it off shortly thereafter.
8 Will Get Engaged: Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse
This is one attractive multiracial couple with quite the age difference. Mexican heartthrob Diego Luna (who is 37-years-old) is 12 years old than his British blonde actress girlfriend (who is 25-years-old). They have supposedly been dating as far back as March 2015 and are frequently caught by the paparazzi hand in hand and lovey dovey. They met when they were both playing mysterious roles in a 2018 flick made by a filmmaker, whose Amazon series, Crisis is Six Scenes starring Miley Cyrus bombed last year. At least something salvage. For the most part, Diego Luna and Suki Waterhose manage to keep their relationship low key but you can't deny the chemistry that they exude in the photos. It wouldn't be too surprising to find out that they will get engaged sometime in the near future.
7 Will Break Up: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift seems to be one of those girls who always needs to have a boyfriend around. Therefore, it's extremely hard to take it seriously when we hear that she is dating yet another celebrity dude. Though it seems like both Taylor and Joe Alwyn are putting in some honest effort to fly out to see each other whenever they are touring or filming, that seems to be a repeat of the old story that we have heard about Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris before him. Either Taylor is just a man eating machine or she has a crazy trait in her personality that makes them run for the hills after a short period of dating. Whatever the case may be, until Taylor Swift stays single for a longer period of time, we can't take who she dates seriously.
6 Will Get Engaged: Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix
Just a few months ago, it was announced that Joaquin Phoenix has moved in with this girlfriend, Rooney Mara. After you have taken your romance to that level, the next step is obviously marriage. This has actually blindsided us because this in another Hollywood couple who low-key manages to stay out of the spotlight, which is pretty admirable. After they fell in love on the set of their upcoming movie Mary Magdalene - they are now happily cohabitating together in domestic bliss. They first met on the set of filming Her back in 2013, so it is safe to assume that the relationship has slowly progressed from there. It seems like relationships that move at a gradual pace are the ones that last the longest, so that is why we are betting on these two.
5 Will Break Up: Emma Roberts and Evan Peters
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have had a lot of co-starring time dating back to when they first starred in the movie Adult World in 2012. When the starred together on American Horror Story, their chemistry was electrifying and there was just simply no way that they weren't going to date in real life after having watched that. However, their romance has been turbulent and they have already had a broken engagement. In 2013, the couple was staying at a hotel in Montreal when someone next door to them heard a dispute and called the police. When they arrived, they supposedly discovered Evan with a bloody nose and a bite mark and that caused them to arrest Emma on suspicion of domestic violence. Through all of that drama, they are still together. This sounds like a toxic relationship.
4 Will Get Engaged: Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa
Though Kate Hudson has already had one failed marriage to rock star Chris Robinson, she was fairly young when she got married at the age of 21 and had son Ryder by the time she was 25. She then went on to have another son, Bingham with another man, Matt Bellamy in 2011. Her free-spirited personality matched with the process of getting older will probably give her a stronger foundation for a more solid relationship. After nearly a year of dating her beau, Danny Fujikawa, the actress enthusiastically describes what she has with him as a "really amazing, calm relationship." When they hit the red carpet together, they were glowing and she looked radiant. If that is not love, then we don't know what love is.
3 Will Break Up: Sofia Richie and Scott Disick
Scott Disick has made a name for himself in the tabloids as a professional philanderer. His main target? Typically 19-year-old models and budding Hollywood starlets. After having three kids with Kourtney Kardashian, he seems to be on a streak of targeting the youngins and running around with them on yachts. Sofia Richie is just as cute as she is naive (not to mention she is 15 years his junior.) Even though that may be the case, it seems like she is starting to pick up on the warning signs that were there before she even came into the picture. According to People: "Everything everyone has been telling her to look out for, she's now starting to see for herself. It's really upsetting for her, but she is trying to work through it."
2 Will Get Engaged: Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre look like such a classy power couple in any of the few pictures that are out there on Google. They seem to be keeping their relationship low-key. Sabrina Dhowre is a stunner who is originally of Somali descent, a model and former Miss Vancouver. At the age of 29, she is 16 years younger than her new Dark Tower actor beau. Even though this romance is fairly new, they just look too stylish on the red carpet together to not have a lasting longevity in their relationship. From the looks of it, Idris Elba is a stand up, no BS kind of dude so it doesn't seem like he would be playing the field with this leading lady by his side.
1 Will Break Up: Charlize Theron and Gabriel Aubry
It would take a very strong type of woman to date Halle Berry's baby daddy. Charlize Theron and Gabriel Aubry have been a rumored item after a few photos of them have leaked into the tabloids. At first, she denied the rumors that she was dating Gabriel. In an interview with Extra, she replied: "No. I've never met him. I've met him for like three seconds, like, passing I was just like, ‘Hi!’ because our kids go to the same school." Charlize has been previously linked to Sean Penn, who she apparently ended the relationship with by ghosting. Not the classiest move on an actress that seems nothing short of classy. These fickle dating habits are not to be trusted. Therefore, we don't have much confidence this time around.
Source: TMZ, Us Weekly, POPSugar, E! News, People