Celebrity Couples You Never Knew Were Together

This is a compilation of the most unlikely of celebrity pairings throughout the years. They were so successful in keeping the nosy paparazzi out of their romantic bubble.

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Madonna and Tupac

In Madonna’s interview with Howard Stern she admitted to dating him for three years before Shakur’s death in 1996. “I was mad at David Letterman when I said the F-word a lot. I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time, and the thing is, he got me all riled up about life in general.”

Susan Sarandon and David Bowie
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Susan Sarandon and David Bowie

After starring in the 1983 horror film The Hunger together they were an item. Sarandan said in an interview on the Daily Beast , He’s worth idolizing. He’s extraordinary. That was a really interesting period.”

Brad Pitt and Thandie Newton
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Brad Pitt and Thandie Newton

They were an item in 1994 briefly before Pitt got together with his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow from Seven.

January and Ashton
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January Jones and Ashton Kutcher

The pair were an item when Jones was an Abercrombie & Fitch model before she acquired any acting gigs. In an interview with GQ, she credited Ashton Kutcher for getting her on the acting bandwagon. “He was like, I don’t think you’re going to be good at this. So – f— you! He only has nice things to say now – if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can’t do something, that’s when I’m most motivated.”

Cher and Tom Cruise
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Cher + Tom Cruise

Cher quoted Cruise as one of her “top five former lovers.” She said, “He was shy,”

“He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him,”

“It could have been a great big romance, because I was crazy for him.”

Cher and Val Kilmer
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Cher and Val Kilmer

Fourteen years Kilmer’s senior,  the pair dated in the ’80s.

Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton

Courteney Cox + Michael Keaton

The two were together for 6 years before splitting in 1995. Cox told People, “I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met.”

Brooke Shields and Liam Neeson

Brooke Shields and Liam Neeson

In her memoir There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, Shields divulged how Liam proposed to her without a ring after three months of dating. He then proceeded to dump her on Christmas Day. She told People, he “wooed me with his brogue, his poetry and his sh*tty choice of cheap pinot grigio wine.”

Zoe and Michael
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Zoë Kravitz + Michael Fassbender

They met on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2010 and dated for just under a year.