The Most Popular Celebrity Couple The Year You Were Born

Oftentimes celebrities will find love with other A-listers. Whether they meet on a movie set, at a Hollywood event, or through mutual friends, many big stars have been in romantic relationships. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, John Lennon and Yoko Ono– these are the iconic celebrity couples everyone was talking about throughout history.

1945: Lauren Bacall And Humphrey Bogart

Two of the most iconic actors from the golden age of Hollywood were Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. The pair were introduced while he was filming Passage to Marseille in 1944.

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They went on to star in To Have and Have Not that same year and were married on May 21, 1945.

1954: Marilyn Monroe And Joe DiMaggio

While Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe had three marriages over the course of her life, the most famous was her union with baseball star Joe DiMaggio.

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The two started dating in 1952 and were married a couple of years later. However, both of their careers were at their peak and kept them on opposite coasts, Monroe in Los Angeles and DiMaggio in New York.

1964: Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton

Iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor has had eight marriages, but the relationship that stands out from the rest is her marriage to Richard Burton, who she married not once, but twice!

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The couple started dating while they were filming Cleopatra in 1962 while they were both married to other people. They both divorced their respective partners and were married two years later.

1967: Julie Andrews And Blake Edwards

Julie Andrews, known for Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and more, met husband Blake Edwards in the late ’50s. They saw each other from passing cars and had a brief chat.

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Both divorced their spouses in 1967 and were married a couple of years later. They stayed together for 41 years.

1969: Sonny Bono And Cher

One of the most popular singing duos of the 1960s was Sonny Bono and Cher. Not only did they make music together, but they were also husband and wife.

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The two had their own TV show and released hit songs such as “I Got You Babe.” They were married for six years but ended up getting a divorce.

1970: John Lennon And Yoko Ono

John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met in 1966 at a gallery in London where she was working on an art exhibit. The two started corresponding and eventually dating over the next year.

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After marrying in 1969, Ono and Lennon had a creative marriage where they would collaborate on art, music, world movements, and more.

1973: Farrah Fawcett And Lee Majors

Actors Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors began dating in the late 1960s and were married from 1973 to 1982. Although, they were separated for the last few years of their marriage.

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While the two got divorced in less than a decade, they remained friends for the rest of Fawcett’s life and were planning to work together.

1983: Paul Simon And Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher met Paul Simon while she was filming the first Star Wars film in 1977 and were married from 1983 to 1984.

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Their relationship didn’t have a great start, as Fisher admitted they even argued on their honeymoon. After their divorce was finalized, they got back together again! Their relationship was on-again-off-again before officially going their separate ways in 1992.

1984: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell

Hollywood stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been in a relationship since Valentine’s Day of 1983, but have never married.

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They actually met in 1966 but started dating when they reconnected working on Swing Shift. The pair have no plans of ever getting married because they don’t feel that it “cements” a relationship.

1988: Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

Two actors with undeniable chemistry are Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The two met in 1981 on the set of Bosom Buddies, but Hanks was married at the time.

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There were immediate sparks between the two and they started dating in the mid-1980s while Hanks was trying to finalize his divorce. Wilson and Hanks have been married since 1988.

1990: Nicole Kidman And Tom Cruise

A-list stars Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met in 1990 while working on Days of Thunder. Within six months the couple were married and trying for kids.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the 1990s
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They stayed married until 2001 and adopted a daughter named Isabella and a son named Connor. Kidman is now married to country singer Keith Urban and they have two daughters.

1997: Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith

A Hollywood “it-couple” of the 1990s was Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The pair met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when she auditioned to play his girlfriend on the show.

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Unfortunately, she was too short for the part. Will was still married at the time but realized he needed to divorce his current partner to be with Jada.

1999: Britney Spears And Justin Timberlake

Both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake became pop icons in their own right, but the pair also used to be a famous couple.

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They met as kids on the Mickey Mouse Club and became an official couple in 1999. However, the pair split up in 2002, and hints about their breakup appear in Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” and Spears’ “Everytime.”

2002: Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez

One of the most talked-about Hollywood relationships is between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. The pair met in 2002 on the set of Gigli while Lopez was still married.

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Lopez and Affleck started dating that year after she filed for divorce. After several other marriages and relationships, the two started dating again in 2021.

2005: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie

Couple names are now a trend thanks to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, otherwise known as “Brangelina.” The former couple met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and instantly fell in love.

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However, Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. After he divorced Aniston, he and Jolie were one of the world’s most famous couples. Their relationship ended in 2016.

2008: Beyoncé And Jay-Z

Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z are one of the most powerful couples in the entertainment world. They met in 2000 and began dating a year later.

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They have collaborated on hit songs such as “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” and “Crazy In Love.” The couple wed in 2008 and have three children.

2010: Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart

One of the biggest movie franchises of the 21st century was the Twilight saga. It starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as the infamous Bella and Edward.

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The on-screen couple had an off-screen romance that was constantly reported in various celeb news outlets. After dating on and off since 2008, the couple officially ended their relationship in 2013.

2011: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were two names every teen knew during the 2010s. They first stepped out as a couple at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

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After dating on and off for the next seven years, the relationship was over when Bieber started dating his now-wife Hailey Bieber (Baldwin).

2016: Chrissy Teigen And John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. The husband and wife duo met in 2006 on the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video.

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It was love at first sight and the two eventually got married in 2013. They have two kids named Luna and Miles.

2021: Pete Davidson And Kim Kardashian

Hollywood couples can form in the most unusual circumstances. While both Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian have been in high-profile romantic relationships with others, the pair started dating in 2021.

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Kardashian recently filed for divorce from Kanye West and formed a romance with Davidson while hosting Saturday Night Live. The pair have been seen on dates at the movies, amusement parks, and more.