I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty sure I know the names of all of today’s most famous celebrity couples. I think I may know more details about their relationships than I do about my own friends’ dating lives. Still, I find it super fun to discover old celebrity couples from the ’90s and early 2000’s who I forgot ever even existed… or actually never knew about at all.
I mean, I can’t even believe some of these people actually dated! Looking at them how they are now, you’ll probably have a hard time believing it yourself. The best part about these has to be checking out the old pictures of these stars – most of them look totally ridiculous in their classic ’90s attire. Check out 25 pairs of celebrity couples you probably totally forgot about. Some of them may make you smack your head and say, “Oh, yeah!” while others will make you stare at the computer screen in shock:
Danielle Fishel and Lance BassHere's the picture that started this post. Danielle Fishel recently tweeted out this pic of her and Lance Bass going to their high school prom together and I think the world gasped and said, "they DATED?!" Yes, they did. No, she didn't know he was gay. Source: Twitter
Ashley Greene and Ian SomerhalderThis relationship was more of a fling, but Ashley and Ian were photographed together a few times not very long ago in 2009. Still, I never knew they had been together! Am I the only one out of the loop? Source
Kirsten Dunst and Jake GyllenhaalWay, way before he dated Taylor Swift, these two dated in the early 2000's for about two years and even shared a dog together. That's a whole lotta indie loving right there. Source: WENN.com
Brandy and UsherThese two never officially announced that they dated, but I'm pretty sure they did. Look how cute they are! They were made to be together.
Neil Patrick Harris and Christine TaylorThese two were together for a little while back in the '90s. NPH has recently spoken about their relationship and while he only had nice things to say about Christine, he did say that he pretty much knew he was gay when he was with her. Kind of awkward, don't ya think?
Tyra Banks and Will SmithWill and Tyra got together after she starred in a few episodes of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. At the time, they were both super popular - Tyra was at the top of her modeling game and Will was acting in his own show and rapping (miss those days).
Madonna and Dennis RodmanSurprised these two were ever together? Yeah, so is Dennis Rodman. In his autobiography, he eloquently wrote, "I didn't know what the hell this white megastar wanted from me." They only dated for about two months in the '90s, but it was a super public fling.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Joey LawrenceBack in the early '90s, when both of these stars were still famous and relevant (sorry, but it's true), they dated for a little while. Look how super young they both look in this picture! Source: Chris Connor / WENN
Rosario Dawson and Jay ZIt's hard to believe Jay Z was ever with anyone other than Beyonce or that he ever dressed like this, but he did and, oh boy, he did. While they were dating, Jay Z released the song "Lost Ones" and everyone assumed it was about Rosario... but according to Jay, it was about Bey. Drama!
Beyonce and Mos DefSpeaking of Beyonce - she had a few notable boyfriends before Jay-Z. In 2000, she supposedly dated rapper Mos Def. But it doesn't seem like it was super serious, as she met Jay a year later. Source: MTV
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Meagan GoodThis totally unexpected couple got together when they were working on an indie movie back in 2004. Now that I know they dated, they actually look really cute together! Source
Mariah Carey and Derek JeterRemember when Mariah was a huge superstar diva and Derek was just becoming a crazy baseball star? Yeah, that's when these two powerhouses started dating. They were an item for about two years but supposedly ended things due to the media.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Liv TylerBack in the late '90s, some photos were released that were evidence that these two dated for a little bit. I'm officially insanely jealous of Liv Tyler.
Joey Lawrence and Keri RussellGuys, real talk: what happened to Keri Russell? And while we're on the subject, what happened to Joey Lawrence? Back in the '90s, they both had it all - fun TV shows, cute boyfriends/girlfriends. Where are they? Why can't they come back to Hollywood?
Justin Timberlake and FergieOkay, this I would have never expected in a million years. Apparently, these two had a little fling going on back when Justin was in *NSYNC. He was only 16-years-old, while she was over 20... scandal! Fergie has since admitted to being really ashamed by their relationship since he was so young. Source
Nick Cannon and Kim KardashianBefore Kim got a ton of work done to make herself look like a completely different person (I mean, seriously!), she dated Nick Cannon. This was back in 2006, before he became obsessed with Mariah Carey. Nick actually recently revealed that the reason he dumped Kimmy was because she lied about her sex tape with Ray J. Ouch. Source: Judy Eddy / WENN
Ryan Gosling and Sandra BullockAlthough these two have nothing but nice things to say about each other, I just can't get over the fact that they really dated. They don't seem like a match at all! They dated back in the early 2000's and met on the set of their super creepy movie Murder By Numbers.
Paris Hilton and Nick CarterParis and Nick dated in the early 2000's for less than a year, but it definitely did not seem like an ideal relationship. For one thing, Nick Carter is sort of a mess and for another thing, they were both cheating on each other. Nick even admitted to cheating on Paris with Ashlee Simpson, which is just awkward. Don't call Ashlee out too, man! Source: WENN.com
Emma Stone and Kerian CulkinEmma and Keiran were together in 2010, which doesn't seem that long ago, but for some reason I had never heard about it in my life. I wonder if she ever got to hang with Mila Kunis while she was dating Macaulay Culkin? Source
Nick Lachey and Kim KardashianAfter Justin and Fergie, Nick Lachey and Kim K might be the most unlikely couple on this list. I mean, can you even see them together?! I can't. It just seems wrong. They were only together for a little while after he divorced Jessica Simpson. So crazy! Source
Michael Angarano and Kristen StewartIt seems weird to think of K-Stew dating anyone other than Robert Pattinson, but these two were together for about four years back before she started Twilight, met Rob and became seriously famous. She supposedly broke Michael's heart, but who knows? Source
January Jones and Ashton KutcherAnother romance I am seriously shocked about - but apparently these two were pretty serious about each other. January and Ashton dated for about three years from 1998-2001. When January had her baby and didn't announce the name of the father, there were tons of rumors that Ashton was actually the father... which would be insane, given the fact that he was married to Demi Moore at the time.
Aaron Carter and Lindsay LohanBack in the early 2000's when these two were just cute teens on the Disney channel, Lindsay and Aaron dated. In case you don't remember, their relationship sparked a supposed feud between Linds and Hillary Duff, who also dated Aaron.
Winona Ryder and Jimmy FallonWinona and Jimmy were together in 2000 for about a year. I think they're super cute together. Apparently things ended well and they still get along, because she appeared on his show recently and they seemed fine.
Britney Spears and Colin FarrellIn the early 2000's, Britney and Colin had a little fling and even showed up at a movie premiere together. Pretty sure this relationship was a train wreck from the moment it started.
Which of these couples were you most shocked about? Which ones did you remember? Who did I miss? Tell me in the comments!