15 Celeb Couples You Won't Believe Were Ever A Thing

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Following celebrity couples can sometimes feel like a sport, well, a sport which cancels its teams every few years. When you look back, there have been so many crazy celeb couples that now you probably couldn't imagine ever existing. The early-2000s were a crazy few years, folks, and a lot of unlikely celebs got together... Then broke up. While some previous celebrity couples are forever entrenched in history as a part of celebrity couple canon — like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake for example — others are less celebrated.

Of course, not every celebrity couple can go down in history for wearing matching all-denim outfits on the red carpet together, so some just slip through the cracks of pop culture history without ever receiving their proper commemoration. People seem to always remember the couples with compound names like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's "Bennifer" or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's "Brangelina," but it's important to pay your respects to the other celebrity couples that nobody ever really thinks about. Some of them were iconic duos, and some were simply "flings." However, if you are to consider yourself a true celebrity-couple aficionado, you need to familiarize yourself with these past celeb couples who you likely would never put together in your mind.

1Josh Groban And January Jones

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The couple dated from 2003-2006, and it's too bad that was before Twitter took off because #JonesanForGroban would be a great couples hashtag.

2Sarah Jessica Parker And Robert Downey Jr.

The two child stars dated for seven years in the 80s. SJP and RDJ were an iconic duo back in the day.

3Emma Stone And Kieran Culkin

The two starred in the 2009 movie Paper Man together, and they broke up in April, 2011.

4Renée Zellweger And Bradley Cooper

The couple was quite serious and they even moved in together before breaking up in 2011. They definitely looked good together.

5Matt Damon And Winona Ryder

The couple dated in their twenties before breaking up in 2000. Some things just had to stay in the 90s.

6Alanis Morissette And Ryan Reynolds

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They two even got engaged in 2004. That didn't pan out, and they split up in 2007, which is good because can you imagine a world without Reynolds and Blake Lively?

7Jared Leto And Cameron Diaz

According to US Magazine, this matching blue-eyed couple dated from 1999 to 2003.

8Kirsten Dunst And Jake Gyllenhaal

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Yes they dated and they judged each other's eating habits. Sigh, young love.

9Nicole Kidman And Lenny Kravitz

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This unlikely couple even was engaged in 2003, and they're still friends now.

10Mila Kunis And Macaulay Culkin

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These two found love in the early 2000s, when Kunis was just 16 and Culkin was at the height of his fame.

11Tyra Banks and Seal

Turns out, Heidi Klum isn't the only supermodel who Seal was with. Are you surprised though?

12Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg

Yes, before there was Mary Steenburgen, there was Whoopi Goldberg. Ted Danson is a lucky man.

13Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt

From the looks of their photos together, they embraced the grungy styles of the 90s.

14Penelope Cruz And Tom Cruise

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Yes! Double the Cruise/Cruz, double the... Good looks.

15Reese Witherspoon And Jake Gyllenhaal

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These two obviously ended things on good terms considering that in 2016, Gyllenhaal called Witherspoon "one of the smartest, strongest people I’ve ever met."

If nothing else, all of these failed relationships can give anyone a hope that there is life after love.