8 Hollywood Couples We Thought Were Meant To Be
It was the morning we heard millions of hearts shattering when everyone woke up to the news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a.k.a. BrAngelina—the ultimate Hollywood power couple—are splitting up. Before this happened, they were everyone’s #relationshipgoals, and people really thought they would last forever. Having witnessed the couple go against the whole world and thrive afterwards, it disheartened everyone to see it all fall apart in the end.
As if we needed reminding that nothing lasts forever, here are 8 Hollywood couples that we all rooted for, but ultimately headed to splitsville.
8. Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence
They ended their relationship in 2014 after three years of dating, but with their recent reunion in this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, we can’t help but still root for them. Even if they were oceans apart, they seemed to be able to make it work and we wanted that relationship to last forever. Alas, this was doomed to end up like most other long-distance affairs. They are still close, but how we wish they would rekindle their old, romantic feelings for each other.
7. Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
They started their relationship on the set, and that’s also where they ended it. For three years, their on-and-off screen romance in The Vampire Diaries thrilled fans. The chemistry between these two are undeniable. And unlike the relationship arc of their characters, there may be no hope for them since Ian has tied the knot with actress Nikki Reed. They’re still friends after their split, even working as an on-screen couple and joking about their breakup. Dobrev left the show early last year.
They are rumored to be reuniting for the series finale this year and it makes our NiAn hearts alive once again.
6. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Just when we thought they were MFEO (made for each other), these two inevitably showed fans they weren’t. They met on the set of The Notebook in 2004, where they hated each other at first. Gosling even requested to replace McAdams with another actress he can work with. After wrapping up the movie production, they obviously worked out their issues and started to date. But we should have known it was doomed from the start.
5. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
It was actually not clear to us if they have broken up for good, since Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have always been very private about their relationship. But over the years, we learned that they had broken up for a time, and then had eventually gotten back together. Right now though it has been quite a while since we heard about their status. They were reportedly seen in the Aegan seas together with a couple friends last August. We can only wish they are still together, just keeping their relationship even more private this time.
4. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
One of the first famous couples we rooted for, and also one of the first that broke our collective hearts. They seemed to have conquered all the hurdles most Tinseltown marriages bump into, but their unsuccessful relationship just proves how difficult it really is to make romance work under the Hollywood limelight. They were married for a decade and had three kids, and they have since amicably separated.
3. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
The Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens pairing, a.k.a ZaNessa, was one of the pillars of our childhood, and their pair-up in the hit movie series High School Musical set the standard for our #relationshipgoals. Their chemistry on the three films says it all, and we can’t think of any reason why they can’t be together. Their relationship lasted for five long years, so just imagine how devastating it was when we learned about their split?
According to them, there was no third party involved in the breakup, but Hudgens recently revealed that being with him brought out the worst in her, as there are a lot of girls who crave his attention that she gets so jealous. Can’t blame her, can you?
Six years after the split, fans still hope they’ll get back together in the future. Will there be any chance?
2. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
Hollywood’s heartthrob Johnny Depp had a lot of high-profile relationships, but we can’t deny that our favorite was him with Winona Ryder. Their relationship of four years in the early 1990s was very highly publicized. Unlike the others, it was, what seems to be, his realest relationship.
Depp was Ryder’s first real boyfriend. She claims was a virgin before dating him, and that he was her “first of everything.” If that’s TMI, well that’s Hollywood for you. When they broke off their engagement, Ryder became depressed and was even diagnosed with anticipatory nostalgia. It was the same with Depp, as he was found crying on set several times during the filming of his 1993 Tim Burton film, Ed Wood. See that “Wino Forever” tattoo on Johnny Depp’s right arm? It was originally “Winona Forever”.
Their relationship may not have lasted long, but theirs is one of the most epic Hollywood romances that we still love to reminisce about.
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
It was all sunshine and roses for one of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages. Well, at least that’s what we thought, until the most common of Hollywood marriage clichés—filing for divorce citing irreconcilable differences—caught up with our collective fantasies. Apparently, Jolie hired a private investigator to check if Pitt was really cheating on her with his Allied co-star Marion Cotillard. It reminded us of how the BrAngelina started 11 years ago, and Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, then.
It was just two years ago when they were married in a private ceremony in France, and now it’s just sad that they didn’t work out after more than a decade of romance. There are just no words. So long, #relationshipgoals.
What other Hollywood couple did you think was going to last forever but did not? Tell us below!