20 Celebrity Couples Who You Forgot To Date In 2002

20 Celebrity Couples Who You Forgot To Date In 2002 ...

Ah, the year when youad return to school to see SpongeBob SquarePants, check AIM for your secret crush on Facebook, and see your favorite starsa relationship status on AOL.com. Most people also remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and the grand debut of Bennifer. Despite this, many other breakout stars from the 2000s were also in relationship that year, and theyad surely uncover social media similar to today.

Nicole Kidman was initially engaged to a musician who wasn''t her current husband, Keith Urban, and Chris Evans had actually a long-term relationship with another A-lister before becoming a Marvel superhero. Penelope Cruz had a similar last name, thanks to a certain Top Gun actor, and teen queen Hilary Duff had dated two of her fellow Disney Channel stars.

These 20 celebrity couples may not have defined our lives since 2002, but their often-forgotten romances played a pivotal role in the shaping of what it now is in the tabloid and social media world.

Jessica Biel & Chris Evans

Both dated for over five years, from 2001 to 2005, when Evans became Captain America. ''Today,'' the couple continued to star in two films, Cellular and London, and became very close to taking the next stage in their relationship. ''We both want to be married, and we both want to have children,'' Biel said of the announcement in 2005. ''But weare was not engaged, so the allegations are false... so now.

Sandra Bullock & Ryan Gosling

Bullock and Gosling started dating in 2002 after meeting on the set of their film Murder by Numbers, when she was 37 and he was 22. At the time, they kept romantic hush-hush and denied tabloid rumors, with Bullock even saying they were just afriendsa and co-stars. In 2011, when Gosling described Bullock as one of his two excellent girlfriends in an interview with The Times, the other being Rachel McAdams, his co-star from The Notebook

Kirsten Dunst & Jake Gyllenhaal

Dunst and Gyllenhaal began dating in 2002 after meeting with his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, who later played Mona Lisa Smile. It seems, however, that Dunst knew from the start that the relationship was meant to lead to marriage. aOh, I am too young to get married,a she told People months before they married in July 2004. aSeriously, I am 22 years old. Itas so abrasive that they put pressure on you.a However, the

Cameron Diaz & Jared Leto

This is a type of celebrity couple knuckled up in the early 2000s, and they delivered. Starting in 1999, The Sweetest Thing actor and the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman were dated for four years. Although the couple did not comment on the gossip, they split in 2003.

Scarlett Johansson & Jack Antonoff

The two were married for more than a year from 2001 to 2002, when they were only pupils at the Professional Childrenas School in New York. (They even went to prom.)

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

It''s easy to forget that Simpson and Lachey both married in 2002, leading to their famous MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica and its iconic aChicken of the Seaa moment. In her 2020 memoir Open Book, Simpson revealed their love, adding a link to her earlier relationship. aSo Nick, u r with another already? At the time, she claimed that she hadn''t read the book.

RenAe Zellweger & Jack White

Bridget Jones and a member of The White Stripes might be the most random celebrity couples from 2002, but it happened. Zellweger and White met on the set of their film Cold Mountain that year (White acted as a troubadour in the film, and also contributed to the soundtrack). Zellweger won her first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in 2004 before she split with her rep at the end of 2004.

Alanis Morissette & Ryan Reynolds

Yes, some of the Morissetteas heartbreak anthems you sang in your mirror with a hairbrush were likely about Reynolds abut not aYou Oughta Know,a obviously. In 2002, the actor and the singer-songwriter canceled the meeting, but immediately sat off in 2007, a period that Morissette later described as arock bottoma to the Los Angeles Times. aPublic relationship? I am going to be avoiding that in the future,a she told Entertainment

Nicole Kidman & Lenny Kravitz

Kidman married Keith Urban in 2002, when he was apparently her landlord, according to People. Despite their separation, the pair reportedly split a year later, but it took more than a decade for fans to understand how serious they were: aWell, I knew ZoA because she was talking about his daughter, ZoA, who became a Kidmanas Big Little Lies co-star. aItas everyone in the family! With Kravitz, she was even posing with Kidman and

Mila Kunis & Macaulay Culkin

In a 2018 episode of Dax Shepardas Armchair Expert, Kunis and Culkin demonstrate that young Hollywood love is always fleeting (even if we forget they were even a thing). The That a70s Show alum and Home Alone star were together for about a decade, from 2002 to 2011, and they were as settled as you can be outside of being married or engaged. Itas unknown why they split up, but Kunis admits it. aI think itas f*cke

Hilary Duff & Shia LaBeouf

In a 2011 interview with Details, LaBeouf admitted to receiving Duff for sushi in 2002 and described it as the worst date one of us has ever hada without going into detail. Duff did not comment on the report, but believes Lizzie McGuire and Louis Stevens simply weren''t meant to be.

Hilary Duff & Aaron Carter (& Lindsay Lohan)

Duff, Carter, and Lohan were the millennial love triangles of the century. After Carter appeared in a 2001 Lizzie McGuire show, he began dating Duff again for the next two years, claiming that Carter would be abored,a as he once told CNBC. Immediately after getting married, Carter began casually dating Lohan, beginning a month into the relationship, triggering a tabloid-fueled feud in 2007. In 2007, they left his feud to rest.

Mandy Moore & Wilmer Valderrama

At the age of 15, who married Valderrama during a photo shoot for an unnamed teen magazine in the early 2000s? In 2018, the that a70s show alum said she had seen Moore on good terms, but the relationship became intense when Valderrama denied that she had taken Mooreas virginity. But, as much as she continues to say, it was so different, according to Stern in 2018.

Penelope Cruz & Tom Cruise

Cruz may have been Penelope Cruz-Cruise, according to the Vicky Cristina Barcelona actor on the set of their Vanilla Sky film while he was still married to Nicole Kidman. In 2004, the couple maintained that they didn''t start dating until July 2001, when the pair met with Salma Hayek in 2015. aTom is a very good guy, and he''s like his whole family.a.

Salma Hayek & Edward Norton

Hayek also had an unexpected A-list romance. She started dating Edward Norton in 1999 when they were reportedly set up by their chiropractor. However, the pair remained private otherwise, with Hayekas then-11-year-old Spy Kids co-star Daryl Sabara spreading the beans by telling The Today Show that she isn''t married to Ed Norton anymore.a.

Gisele BAndchen & Leonardo DiCaprio

From 1999 to 2005, the famous supermodel dated the perennial heartthrob for over six years. It remains one of DiCaprioas most serious relationships, with BAndchen as his only partner with the distinction of walking him on an Oscars red carpet. In 2019, she revealed in her book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life that she was alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching. aIn the end, however, the answer was yes.a.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Luke Wilson

Paltrow first met Wilson on the set of their film The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, and they reportedly ended up chatting for more than a year before they split up. Not a lot is known about their relationship, and they weren''t even seen together much until the first papa shots taken in London in June 2021. However, Paltrow said in June 2021 that the only movie she can rewatch is The Royal Tenenbaums, which she canat have many bad memories from when they were together.

Alexis Bledel & Milo Ventimiglia

Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano were only a perfect match on screen. Bledel and Ventimiglia reportedly began dating each other in 2001, months after they met on the set of Gilmore Girls. However, their real-life relationship would last more than four years, even if their on-screen characters dissolved. However, fans kept the affair private until reports of their ruptured in 2006.

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

Is there a celebrity couple who defines the early 2000s quite like Spears and Timberlake (and their matching denim looks)? In 2002, the pop music power couple, which played together in their first film, and their collaboration aWhat Itas Like to Be Mea, splintered in, and split in 2002, marking the loss of perhaps the most influential teen power couple of our generation, and resulting in years of debate.

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

The year 2002 was a time when Lopez and Affleck were married, and the public was so enamored by the pair that they influenced Bennifer, the first celebrity couple. Ultimately, it was the same media attention that led them to cancel their planned marriage in 2004. However, the mega-stars are reportedly buying a $50 million house together in April.

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