For Hollywood and music stars, there are few things that can be kept secret since paparazzi are everywhere spotting famous people’s private moments, especially when it comes to their love lives. However, some couples managed to stay slightly out of the limelight and we can hardly even remember they were ever together. Let's refresh your memory by looking back at some couples on and offscreen who were dating or even more than that, living together, but have since separated and moved on to better life partners. Continue reading to learn everything about it!
1) Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas
Although they were only together for a few months (July 2008 - October 2008), their brief relationship still managed to spark a few song ideas for Taylor, including Forever and Always – which features the lyrics "Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye and we caught onto something" and "Were you just kidding? Cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down".
While it's rumoured that Jonas broke up with Swift via a speedy 27 second phone call, the pair now appear to be back on good terms.
2) Brad Pitt and Christina Applegate
Before there was Brad and Jen, and way, way before their was Brad and Angelina, there was Brad and Christina - for a brief moment in time! They attended the 1989 MTV Music Awards together, before Christina is said to have ditched out early to go and meet another potential love interest.
3) Tyra Banks and Drake
OK OK, so this was very much a one-off, but still! "It was just one date," Drake said of Tyra on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"We went to Disneyland in disguise actually, which was really fun. I don't even know if it was like a date. It was like a get-together. We're still really close."
4) Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson
After meeting on set of 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island', Josh and Vanessa enjoyed a short lived romance. He later joked she broke his heart, when asked if they were still dating on The Today Show. "I’m just kidding. That was a while ago, we’re just really good friends now.”
5) Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon
Before Kanye West or even Kris Humphries were in the picture, Kim dated Nick Cannon between 2006 - 2007. In a 2012 Howard Stern interview, Nick revealed they broke up because Kim 'lied' to him about the existence of her now-infamous 2003 tape.
"We talked about this tape... And she told me there was no tape," he said at the time. "If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like 'That was before me' because she is a great girl."
6) Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd
Rachel and Mike? These two reportedly dated for a time while filming The Object of My Affection in 1998. When asked if it was weird to kiss her friend onscreen, Aniston told GQ, "Nah. I’ve kissed him for years." Rudd added, "We've made out for decades."
7) Cameron diaz and Justin Timberlake
The actors met in 2003 at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, but split four years later in 2007. In a joint statement released at the time, they said:
"It has always been our preference not to comment on the status of our relationship, but, out of respect for the time we’ve spent together, we feel compelled to do so now. We have, in fact, ended our romantic relationship, and have done so mutually and as friends, with continued love and respect for one another."
8) Cameron Diaz and Jared Leto
Cameron reportedly began dating Jared in secret in 1999, and the pair were together for four years.
9) Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus
Nick and Miley dated during their Disney teenage years - and the 'Party In The USA' singer was hit pretty hard by the split. "At first I bawled for a month straight. I was so sad. I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black," Cyrus told Seventeen.
"When we were dating, Nick wanted me to get highlights. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, I want to make my hair black now. I was rebelling against everything Nick wanted me to be."
10) Madonna and Michael Jackson
Putting together 2 of the greatest pop stars of all time would be either a huge success or a complete disaster.
According to Madonna who shared this photo on her Instagram account, this was her “best date ever”. While in an interview, Jackson said, “Madonna was in love with me." The 2 icons seemed to have had fun together at least for a while.