Love comes in many shapes and sizes. There is no formula or specific set of rules that govern how or why two people fall in love and decide to start a relationship together. And of course, when you get to talking about celebs, it gets even harder to figure out. In the following article, we list ten couples that look like an obvious mismatch on paper, but somehow these odd pairs were able to find some common ground that made them work. You’ll read about couples like Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez, Josh Groban and January Jones (yeah that one took us for a loop too) and the pint-sized cutie Hayden Panettiere and her boxing champ, Wladimir Klitschko. So without further ado, here’s our list of 10 celeb hook-ups that left us scratching our heads …
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez
Now this one was especially surprising to us for several reasons. First of all, Zac Efron is one of the most wanted young Hollywood studs on the scene, and he could literally pick any actress he wants. After all, his ex-girlfriend was the stunningly beautiful Vanessa Hudgens, so we already know he has a good taste level. Secondly, isn’t Michelle Rodriguez supposed to be gay? She has been linked in the gossip news to bad girl British model Cara Delevingne, and it just doesn’t seem that Zac would be her style at all. But with all that said, these two definitely had a torrid fling over the summer, and there are tons of pics of them engaging in PDA. There’s definitely truth to the saying that “love comes in all shapes, forms and sizes.”
Miley Cyrus and Mike Will Made It
Mike Will Made It is one of the most sought after music producers in Hip-Hop today. He has produced tracks for almost everyone: Juicy J, Kanye, Jay-Z and the list goes on and on. He was also the producer behind some of the biggest hits on Miley’s Bangerz album. The word on the gossip streets is that in addition to these two working together in the studio, they are actually also an item in real life. Apparently Mike Will is really close to Miley’s parents and they are both fine with the relationship. If we’ve seen anything in the last few years, it’s that Ms. Cyrus is a little bit of a loose cannon right now, so it will be interesting see what happens with this pair.
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
Now this one isn’t exactly a case of Beauty and the Beast, but it’s certainly pretty close. Amber Tamblyn is the cute, baby-faced actress who came to the public eye in the popular television drama Joan of Arcadia. David Cross is the scruffy comedian with a risqué sense of humor and he’s actually 19 years older than Tamblyn. On paper, one wouldn’t think that these two would match up, but they dated for two years and got married in 2012. To their credit, these two lovebirds from different sides of the track are going strong till this day.
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs
When the Twilight movies were the biggest thing in popular culture, the movie’s stars (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) were also the hottest couple in Hollywood. But then there was the public cheating scandal of Stewart and Rupert Sanders, the director of the movie, Snow White and the Huntsman. The pair eventually broke up, and Pattinson is currently dating the talented UK R&B/Trip-Hop singer FKA Twigs. They are both British but come from totally different worlds. They have been dating for almost two months, and their relationship drew a lot of attention (sadly some of it even racist) on social media. This is a brand new relationship, so we are eager to see how it develops.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean
Ariana Grande is widely regarded as the new Mariah Carey, and she’s had a steady stream of hits in the last two years that are quickly making her the new princess of pop and R&B. Even though she’s still quite young, she has had a serious dating life, first going out with Nathan Sykes of boy band The Wanted, and now, she’s going out with Detroit rapper, Big Sean. It was quite surprising seeing her hook up with Big Sean; she has the image of a clean-cut pop singer with an innocent, girl-next-door vibe. Big Sean on the other hand is your typical rapper – all about the bling, the fast life and expensive cars. The two have appeared on a couple of tracks together, so perhaps in this case, the music is really the tie that bonded them together.
Mary Kate Olsen & Sarkozy
If you want to talk about May-December relationships, then the union between the ridiculously wealthy fashion queen Mary Kate and French banker Olivier Sarkozy is definitely one to discuss. These two are 17 years apart in age, but it doesn’t bother them at all. Whenever these two are pictured together, they really look like they are so much in love. Onlookers and haters may have their own opinions, but it truly seems like they have found something special. Hey after all – age is nothing but a number, isn’t it?
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana
If there’s one thing we’ve come to learn about the Kardashian sisters, it’s that they like bad boys. From Scott Disick to Ray J and of course Kanye West, it seems that the more rebellious and controversial the guy is, the higher their level of attraction. The big news of this summer was Khloe shacking up with Bronx rapper French Montana after making her divorce final with NBA baller Lamar Odom. This relationship turned heads because everyone thought that Montana was a total downgrade for Khloe – even though she’s not the most coveted of the Kardashian sisters, she could certainly do better than a rapper who isn’t even one of the elite names in Hip-Hop. As most people expected, the relationship ran its course after a couple of months, and presently, Khloe is single and seeking love again.
January Jones Josh Groban
Mild-mannered singer Josh Groban is one of those guys that everybody loves. He has a great sense of humor, a soaring voice and he has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. It may also surprise you to know that he dated the buxom and very sexy January Jones for two and a half years – this was before she got the starring role on popular drama series Mad Men. When you picture these two together, it doesn’t quite make sense; he’s the cute, loveable and slightly nerdy singer and she is the smouldering and seductive sexpot. It just goes to show that love is a unique science that confounds reason and common expectations.
Mila Kunis – Macaulay Culkin
First off, congrats to Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher on the birth of their new daughter, Wyatt Isabelle. She’s a very cute baby indeed. But did you know that in the early years of the 2000’s, she used to date former child star Macaulay Culkin? They were actually together for several years before Culkin moved to NYC and started his art-rock band, The Pizza Underground. It’s no secret that Culkin’s transition from child star to adult actor hasn’t been so smooth, and his career trajectory has been very different from that of Kunis. Somehow they found a common chemistry and their breakup was reportedly very amicable. The two remain close friends till this day.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
Nashville is probably one of the best dramas on television at the moment. It stars the pint-sized actress Hayden Panettiere who is currently engaged to Ukrainian boxing champion, Wladimir Klitschko. These two certainly make a cute couple, but at the same time, it’s impossible to overlook just how different these two are. Hayden is the mini-cutie from Palisades, NY, and Klitschko is the muscle-bound 6’6” heavyweight pugilist from Eastern Europe. They’ve been together since 2009, and they are engaged and expecting their first child. We have a good feeling about these two – they will probably be together for a very long time.