12 Celeb Relationships That Lasted About Two Seconds
Dating in the real world is hard enough for us mere mortals, so the world of celebrity dating must be truly insane. It is a sad state of affairs when a Hollywood couple reaching a year of dating is pretty much considered a decade, and a year or more of happy marriage is almost as rare as a unicorn sighting. But I suppose that's just the nature of the beast, and unfortunately, the struggles of fame often interfere with successful personal relationships, leading to quick hookups and breakups. In honor of this phenomenon, I rounded up 12 of the shortest celebrity relationships that will leave you with the question: They dated?!
Actually, dating is probably too strong of a word to use for some of these couples. In the world of Hollywood, it is pretty certain that some co-stars will get involved after filming and working together, or be introduced by mutual friends running in the same circles. Random as these pairings may seem, celebrities truly are just like us and sometimes their flings work out, but mostly, they do not.
Here are the celebrities who dated for a millisecond and were done within a blink of an eye.
1. Rihanna & Shia LaBeouf
Back in 2007, Rih-Rih and LaBeouf were spotted eating together in Beverly Hills, but that potential romance was over before it even had a chance to begin. LaBeouf told Playboy in the June 2009 issue, "It never got beyond one date... The spark wasn’t there. We weren’t passionate about each other in that way, so we remain friends.”
2. Simon Cowell & Carmen Electra
After she guest starred on Britain's Got Talent in 2012, the two kept in touch and had a short little fling from December 2012 until February 2013. Sources claimed Electra caught him with his now baby-momma and the rest is history. Eeesh.
3. Jennifer Aniston & Adam Duritz
Are you ready for the most '90s relationship ever? Aniston dated Counting Crows' Adam Duritz for a brief stint in 1995, before he dated her BFF Courteney Cox!
4. Vanilla Ice & Madonna
These two dated for a few months in 1992, and Vanilla Ice told Digital Spy that he broke up with her after she printed her infamous book, Sex. He said, "I thought she was taking pictures and running round naked because she was like that. Then when the book came out I was so embarrassed and ashamed." I am sure she doesn't miss him.
5. Kaley Cuoco & Henry Cavill
Cuoco and Cavill enjoyed a two week romance, most of which was captured by photographers. Hmmm, makes you think. Cuoco told Cosmopolitan , "I had no one following me until I met Superman... I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything." Well, I guess the publicity worked out for both of them in the long run.
6. Britney Spears & Jason Alexander
No, not that Jason Alexander. On New Year's 2004, Britney Spears flew her child friend Jason Alexander out to party in Las Vegas, and they ended up with the shortest celebrity marriage, probably of all time. When they told their parents and managers the marriage was quickly annulled after 55 hours, and all we had left was that epic marriage photo.
7. Jessica Simpson & Billy Corgan
Somehow, Jessica Simpson and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan ended up working together and "hooking up," albeit very briefly. Corgan said Simpson asked him to work on music for her show, The Price of Beauty. They were spotted together after that, and Corgan told Howard Stern in 2012, that he "sort of kind of went out" with the singer.
8. Kimberly Stewart & Benicio Del Toro
These two really didn't even "date" but hooked up for a bit and Stewart ended up getting pregnant. They decided to co-parent baby Delilah and they are still friendly, for their baby's sake.
9. Meagan Good & Joseph Gordon-Levitt
10. Alexander Skarsgård & Amanda Seyfried
Umm, is Amanda Seyfried luckiest girl ever or what? Back in 2008, Alexander's dad, Stellan Skarsgard, co-starred with her in Mamma Mia! and introduced her to his son. They hung out very briefly, but Seyfried told Elle, "He's super funny, but I was too involved with [Dominic Cooper,]" referring to her ex.
11. Christian Bale & Drew Barrymore
Now, this one surprised me. The two actors went out on one date when they were teenagers, but Barrymore admitted she had bigger problems to deal with when she was that age. But apparently, Christian Bale was sweet!
12. Shia LaBeouf & Hilary Duff
LaBeouf seems to have some trouble with first dates. He told Details that he went out to dinner with Hilary Duff, but said, "(It was) probably the worst date either of us has ever had." They never saw each other after that.
Hey, it doesn't always work out, but I think all of these celebs are better off now.