Ah, the Academy Awards. It's one of the biggest nights in all of Hollywood-world. It's full of glitz and glam and beautiful, famous people. Sometimes, these beautiful people bring other beautiful, famous people as their dates. It's just like when you go to Starbucks with that hottie from Tinder, except not like that at all.
But do you remember all the beautiful, famous people nominees and attendees brought throughout Oscars' venerable past? We bet not, so take a trip down memory lane with these 10 shocking Oscar night dates you totally forgot about.
Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey
Drew Barrymore and Cory Feldman
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
SJP AND RDJ! Did you forget these two dated? You definitely did, didn't you, even though the couple dated for seven years (!!!). In 1989, they were serious enough to put their love on display on the Oscars red carpet. Her hair! His… ascot? Is it weird to see this and instantly crave a Sex and the City/Iron Man crossover movie?
Winona Ryder and Christian Slater
Michael Jackson and Madonna
How iconic is this in retrospect? In 1991, the reigning Prince and Princess of Pop hit the Academy Awards together. Madge sported a Marilyn Monroe look and MJ went with all-white. They went as just friends, but it still makes the list.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
Brad and Gwyneth. They were Hollywood’s It Couple before Brad and Jen… and then, later, Brad and Angelina. In 1996, Paltrow and Pitt were too cool for school in a slip dress and shades, respectively, on the Oscars red carpet.
Drew Barrymore and Ed Norton
Drew Barrymore’s second appearance on this list might be even more amazing than her first. In 1999, she walked the Oscars red carpet on the arm of none other than Mr. Edward Norton.
Angelina Jolie and James Haven
In 2000, pre-Brad Pitt and the whole brood, Angelina Jolie brought her brother to the big show as her date. Remember, this isn’t saving-orphans-in-Africa Angelina. This is wearing-vials-of-blood-around-her-neck Angelina. She added to her weird persona by giving her bro a, um, very friendly kiss to celebrate her win.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer
We wonder if Aniston regrets this Oscars date. Before their oh-so-public and tabloid-chronicled breakup, the former Friend brought Mayer as her date to the 2009 Academy Awards.