Celebrities seem to hook up, break up, and head to the altar before we’ve even had our morning coffees. As they go through the dating process a bit faster than most of us, fans are steadily entertained by their revolving relationship statuses. This year was no different, as it was full of unlikely hook ups, on-again off-again relationships, devastating divorces, and (assumingly) everlasting love demonstrated by a walk down the aisle.
A short recap of some of the dating chaos ensued in 2015: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up. Again. She started dating DJ Zedd, while he was rumored to be hooking up with most of Hollywood including Hailey Baldwin and a Kardashian. Also in 2015, news broke that a certain sexy celebrity flew across the country for his first date with another sexy someone, both who got married this year. Word that Anna Faris’ marriage all began with a love for porn mags hit the media, and we learned that Taylor Swift was set up with her latest boyfriend simply because of their height compatibility.
2015 was full of secret weddings, adorable new babies, and divorce galore, all of which fans just can’t get enough of! We love to read about their supposed cheating scandals, baby mama drama, and social media wars, and as the New Year approaches, it’s time we appreciate those couples who’ve survived the year and will continue to entertain us in 2016.
10. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
It’s been just over a year since Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds brought their daughter James into the world, making them the couple whose images are most likely to be captioned #RelationshipGoals. The couple, who hadn’t announced her date of birth last year, publicized the date on her first birthday with a humorous tweet from daddy Reynolds. The tweet read, “Happy birthday to my baby girl! Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.”
The two met on the set of The Green Lantern and shocked the world by secretly getting married in 2012. They’re known for gushing over their sweet daughter, while also rightfully keeping her away from the media. In a recent interview with GQ, Reynolds talks about being a father saying, “I have no problem waking up five times in the middle of the night and changing diapers, and as exhausted as you get, I have this stupid grin on my face all the time. And that’s not because I have a nanny or something like that. It’s just us right now, and I love it.”
9. Katie Holmes and Jamie Fox
While they’ve both denied the rumors, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have been allegedly hooking up for over a year! Thoughts of their relationship began in 2013 when they were spotted dancing together at the fourth annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit. While fans know that dancing doesn’t mean dating, and both have adamantly denied these rumors since, neither of them seem to be dating anyone else, so what’s the deal?
In a run-in with the paparazzi, Foxx claimed the two are “just friends” and have been spending a lot time together as they are collaborating on a project. We’ve heard this excuse before. Even if they aren’t hooking up yet, we’ve all seen business relationships flourish into romances, so we’ll just have to wait and see how it develops. Perhaps we can speak this rumor into truth in 2016, as these two would make some super adorable babies!
8. Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber
Looks like someone’s been robbing the cradle! Or at least that’s what the rumors are saying. Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber have been spotted together several times over the past few months, leaving fans to believe the two are an item! Why else would she be hanging out with someone half her age?
After her most recent split with Scott Disick, no one would blame her for getting a little somethin’-somethin’ on the side. Even though the two were spotted hanging out in Universal Studios Hollywood during one of its Halloween Horror Nights and more recently leaving his hotel room at four in the morning, she’s still denying the rumors.
I expect the truth will come out in next seasons Keeping up with the Kardashians. Or at least some version of the truth. Fans are looking forward to hearing more about this budding relationship in 2016!
7. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Former That ‘70s Show costars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher began their relationship as our favorite bickering high school sweethearts, Jackie and Kelso. Fans reeled at the idea of the onscreen couple getting together in real life when the rumors broke in 2012, but other cast members don’t remember there being much chemistry between the duo while taping. When questioned on Watch What Happens Live about any signs that may have led to the two hooking up, Topher Grace, who played Eric Forman on the hit television series, told Andy Cohen, “It’s funny ’cause it’s fascinating to everyone but it’s fascinating to people in the cast, too. Because, no. I mean, we were all buddies, but…It’s so great. It’s like two of your best friends from high school, like, met years after high school and got together. It’s so cool.”
While there may not have been any romance behind the scenes of the show, this sexy duo surely caught up quickly with a busy 2015. Following their private nuptials in July, the couple celebrated their daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher’s first birthday in October. Parenthood seems to suit the couple well, and fans look forward to more adorableness from them in 2016!
6. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
They finally did it! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux finally tied the knot this summer after a three-year engagement. Fans anxiously dismissed rumors of a broken engagement over the years, wanting to see a happy ending for Aniston after the Brad and Angelina debacle led to a messy divorce.
Guests were invited under the assumption that they’d be celebrating Theroux’s birthday, making their wedding a surprise for all. Quietly held at their Bel Air home, the ceremony was officiated by none other than late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. When asked about this on Good Morning America, Theroux said “It was exactly what you would want him to do. He was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely touching.” We wouldn’t expect anything less! Theroux even alluded to Kimmel shedding a tear or two.
So what’s in store for this adorable duo in 2016? Perhaps a pregnancy announcement?
5. Kylie Jenner and Tyga
It seems like Kylie Jenner and Tyga have been hogging headlines lately. First there on, then they’re off, then back on. Who can keep up? By announcing their relationship in August on Kylie’s eighteenth birthday (Coincidence? I think not…), Tyga has officially secured his role in episodes of next season’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Putting aside the fact that Tyga is eight years older than her, and has a three year old son, and that Kylie wasn’t even of legal age when they began dating, they’re kind-of cute, right? So cute in fact, that it seems they love to post cryptic posts on Instagram, leaving fans to analyze their current relationship status.
But, whether they’re on a break, or talking about future marriage plans, we just can’t seem to get enough of this couple! And what do we expect in 2016? More breakups, more makeups, and of course some more baby-mama drama!
4. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Unlikely couple, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, are still going strong since first being linked to each other in March and going public with their relationship a few months later. It doesn’t seem like we’ll be hearing Taylor belt out lyrics about this relationship’s turmoil anytime soon!
So, how’d the two meet? Mutual friend Ellie Goulding set them up! She told a U.K. newspaper, The Sun, “Calvin is a really great mate and he’s so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, they’re both really awesome and both really tall, they’ll be brilliant together.”
While we might miss trying to figure out who Swift’s latest single is dumping on, rumors of a collaboration have been surfacing since the two hooked up. Expected to reach our ears by the end of the year, fans will have a lot to look forward to from these two in 2016!
3. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Timing is everything, a phrase proven by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s budding romance. And after weeks of speculation and over-analyzing Instagram photos, it was confirmed in November. They’re official!
As judges on The Voice, they each went through devastating divorces in 2015. Stefani split from long-time husband and father of her three sons, Gavin Rossdale, after thirteen years of marriage and Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert after being together for nearly a decade.
It seems in the wake of their divorces, both Stefani and Shelton have found a shoulder to lean on. So, what can we look forward to seeing in 2016? Perhaps a collaboration? However, with their pending divorces it’s more likely we’ll start hearing breakup rumors not long after the balls drops.
2. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Recently married in November, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are hands down one of the hottest couples alive. Between his stripper dance moves in Magic Mike and her sexy curves, onlookers can’t help but drool a little in their presence.
The two met in 2014 at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and have already taken a walk down the aisle. When they first crossed paths, Vergara was still engaged to entrepreneur Nick Loeb, but the couple split a few weeks later. Hearing this, Manganiello begged Vergara’s Modern Family costar, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, to set them up. Having just ended a long-term relationship, Vergara was hesitant and happened to be away on location shooting a film. But Manganiello wouldn’t take no for an answer, and flew across the country to New Orleans to take her out to dinner. Talk about romantic!
Their relationship seems to have progressed at warp speed, so what can we expect from them in 2016? Perhaps a baby on the way? We’ll see!
1. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
You’d never guess that Chris Pratt broke the ice with Anna Faris over a stack of porn mags, right? But, when they first met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, Faris was still married to Ben Indra, making him believe he didn’t have a shot. So, when she came over he decided to leave a few porn magazines out in the open, assumingly to get a rise out of her.
Not only did the magazines not phase Faris, but it cleared the air for more intimate conversation. Pratt told Esquire that he then went on to tell Faris about his hookup adventures as a single man in Los Angeles and she was totally into it! One year later, she’s divorced and he swooped in, leaving fans with what has got to be the most hilarious couple in the spotlight right now. Beauty and humor! Can’t beat that!