15 Celebrity Couples Who We Completely Forgot Were Together in the Past

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Experts say that there are 4 main things that are likely to lead to a breakup eventually: criticism, contempt (it’s when one partner is acting like they are better than the other), defensiveness, and stonewalling (refusing to do something about the issues). As heartbreaking as it can be, most people go through this sooner or later, even celebrities.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything decided to remember some famous couples from the past.

1. Courteney Cox and Michael Keaton

After their split, Courteney told People magazine: "It’s the most important relationship I’ve ever had, and I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met“...“We still love each other.”

2. Salma Hayek and Edward Norton

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It’s been reported that the couple began dating in 1999. Since 2000, they started appearing together on red carpets, premieres, and awards shows. There is not much known about their split because Hayek and Norton have never publicly discussed it.

3. Luke Wilson and Drew Barrymore

Drew and Luke started dating after filming Home Fries in 1997. They dated for 2 years but then broke up just before filming Charlie’s Angels. They were both actors in the movie Charlie’s Angels.

4. Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale

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Although co-parenting was more difficult for the separated couple because they were living in different countries, Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale stayed friends post-breakup. The actress said in a 2016 interview that she and her ex-partner have “a really similar sense of humor. I do find that humor can save an awful lot of things and help a lot of things.”

5. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan

These 2 actors got engaged, but they never ended up saying, “I do” to each other. Just when they were splitting in real life, the characters played by Jennifer and Tate in the sitcom Friends were falling in love with each other.

6. Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry


Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry started their relationship while Friends had just taken off, and this was his first public relationship. The actors dated from 1995-1996.

7. Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky

The actress and the film director dated for just about one year, but they stayed friends after calling it quits. Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have hung out several times as exes and speak about each other highly. For example, Lawrence has said, “As cliché as it sounds, we were good to each other. I read stuff all the time that I think would be perfect for Darren. And I think we’ll work together again.”

8. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore


They dated the whole ’90s decade and had 3 kids before getting divorced in 2000. The 2 stayed very close friends and Bruce even attended Demi’s wedding to Ashton Kutcher in 2005.

9. Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan

Jennifer Garner’s and Michael Vartan’s on-screen relationship turned off-screen in 2003 when the 2 started dating. Even after ending things in 2005, they continued filming the series Alias for another year.

10. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

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Timberlake and Diaz were a Hollywood A-list couple for 4 years. They met in 2003 at the Kids Choice Awards. It seemed like neither of them were ready for something serious and taking things to the next level, so they decided to break up and remain friends.

11. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

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After their split, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis worked on rebuilding their friendship and co-parenting their 2 small children. The 2 actors have both gone on to date other people after calling off their engagement, but that doesn’t mean they no longer care about each other.

12. Winona Ryder and Matt Damon

According to a 2009 interview, Winona and Matt seem to be on good terms now. During the interview Winona said “Matt couldn’t be a greater, nicer guy. I’m really lucky that I’m on good terms with him.”

13. Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper

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Zoe and Bradley were filming The Words when they fell in love with each other and ended up dating for roughly a year. While Zoe told an interviewer that she doesn’t usually stay friends with her exes, she had no problem working with Bradley Cooper post-split.

14. Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler

They split in 1998 but remained really good friends. According to a 2015 interview for Elle, Liv still considers Joaquin like family.

15. Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal


The couple briefly dated n in 2006. After the split, the actors went on to co-star in the 2009 movie, Brothers, and remained good friends.

Do you communicate with your ex-partners? How did you break up?

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