In Hollywood, things hardly remain a secret, especially if it’s a relationship. With so many red carpet events and opportunities to work together, these stars often end up together. But, they exactly know how to keep away from the limelight. A few couples managed to fly under the radar and kept their PDA so minimum that most of us forgot that they were a thing at some point. So here goes our list of 16 people from Hollywood you won’t believe once dated.
1. Sandra Bullock & Ryan Gosling
One of the couples that we definitely forgot about was Sandra Bullock & Ryan Gosling. The two were together for a brief period in the 2000s when they met on the sets of their movie, Murder By Numbers. Though they denied it most of the time, after nearly eight years, Gosling finally admitted in an interview that they were a thing back then. In fact, he also went on record and said she is one of his ‘greatest girlfriends’.
2. Chord Overstreet and Emma Watson
Chord had split with Brooke Butler and Emma with William Mack. Emma and Chord were both officially dating in 2018. But since the on and off phenomenon is a thing in Hollywood, the couple reportedly split after a while, only to start dating again. They were both seen at a concert, soon after which their dating rumours had begun.
3. Nina Dobrev and Glen Powell
Nina Dobrev has a long dating history. Her relationship with Glen Powell came in the limelight in 2017 after the couple was seen together at Golden Globes’ afterparty. It wasn’t until July that they confirmed the relationship. But a year later, the couple announced their split and said they were taking time apart.
4. Tom Holland and Zendaya
Spiderman: Far From Home star has a good dating history. But, since some relationships are concealed pretty well, very few people knew about Tom and Zendaya’s chemistry. The couple was highly private and dated for a year. They were together in 2018, but in a 2019 interview, Holland claimed he is not romantically involved with anyone.
5. Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin
Not many of us remember or know this, but before Mila Kunis started dating Ashton Kutcher, she saw the famous Home Alone star, Culkin. They were together from 2002 to 2011. Mila was 18 at the time when she started seeing Macaulay. In an interview, she also added, “We grew up together. You find a steady rock in your life, and that’s all you need. We have our ups and downs, but work through them.”
6. Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio
This might come as a shock to many, but our very own Leonardo and supermodel, Naomi Campbell, were also a thing back in the early days of their career. The couple had a brief, quick relationship in the mid-nineties, but it fizzled out soon enough. They remained friends post this.
7. Ashton Kutcher and January Jones
Ashton and January both dated back in 2009, and apparently, he was January’s first boyfriend as well. However, the couple soon parted ways without coming much into the limelight. January admitted in one of the interviews that Ashton wasn’t supportive of her career choice but later had nice things to say. She further added, “If anything, I should thank him because the minute you tell me I can’t do something, that’s when I’m most motivated.”
8. Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has a long dating history as she went out with celebrities, including Alex Rodriguez, Justin Timberlake, and Jared Leto. They hid their relationship for a very long time, but the word did get out. They were together in 1999, and after dating for almost four years, they called it quits. She is now happily married to Benji Madden.
9. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd
Most of us forgot about Jennifer and Paul’s love affair. Jennifer and Paul both were a part of the famous sitcom FRIENDS, but they have also worked together in several movies. They dated for a short period while working for Object Of My Affection. But their relation soon turned to friendship only. In an interview, Jennifer spoke about kissing Paul, whereas he said jokingly, they have ‘made out’ for decades.
10. Matt Damon and Winona Ryder
It was Gwyneth Paltrow who introduced Matt Damon and Winona Ryder in 1997. They both hit it off and soon started dating. Ryder was also Damon’s beau for the Golden Globes awards, as he was nominated for his movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. Even though things didn’t work out for the couple, Ryder had good things to say about Damon and considered herself lucky that they were on good terms.
11. Kristen Johnston and Ryan Reynolds
Long long before Ryan married the love of his life, Blake Lively, the actor had several short-term girlfriends. One of them was Kristen Johnston, about whom we forgot completely. Their flame was short-lived, and it was a one-time date. The two were seen together at the premiere of The Green Mile, but no more news came in later on. In a recent interview, Kristen said, “It was so long ago I forgot, but, so nice, great guy, lovely.”
12. Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal
Because of their brief romance, Natalie and Jake’s relationship went under the radar. They had an on-off relationship and were linked in 2002 and were seen on a date in 2006. Even though they split up, the actors remained good friends.
13. Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
It seems crazy in today’s time, but even Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. were an item back then and were an inseparable couple for almost eight years. That’s the longest relationship. The two met on the sets of Firstborn in 1984, but later, Robert’s drinking issue and drug addiction drifted them apart. He admitted that the actress was miffed when he couldn’t get his act together.
14. Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon
Kim Kardashian has been linked with several celebrities. She recently divorced her longtime husband, Kanye West. But before all this, Kim and Nick Cannon were also a thing. Kim has always been active on social media and has been open about her relationships. Though Nick ended up marrying Mariah Carrey, he once dated Kim but dumped her later for lying about the sex tape. They were in a relationship for a little while.
15. Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart
Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart’s relationship got serious way too quickly. As per the news, they moved in together just within five months of knowing each other but broke up in 2019, after Kristen’s rumors with Sara Dinkin. Kristen reconciled with Stella, but they broke up again. Their relationship was rocky and hence one of the forgettable ones.
16. Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas
It was back in 2007 when Miley and Nick were both young. The Disney Channel stars made their relationship official and were known as ‘Niley’. They were often seen hanging out together, but since good things do come to an end, their relationship became nondescript after a while. By the end of 2007, the two of them had parted ways.