In the celebrity world, it’s no secret that many relationships have a very short shelf life. Although most couples claim to be in it forever, forever for the rich and the famous clearly has a different meaning than most people would imagine. As a fan, you’re probably used to seeing celebrity couples come and go, but over the years there have been some couples that were harder to let go than others. Sure, you trust that everyone has to do what’s best for them, and any time a relationship ends it was obviously for a reason, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder what would have happened had certain celebrity couples stayed together. Although some of these couples split up several years ago, they’ve remained on the radar over the years. Here are 10 celebrity couples who never should have broken up.
Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas
Out of all of Taylor Swift’s relationship, her and Joe Jonas’ was definitely the fan favorite. When the pair dated back in 2008, Swift had yet to become the pop mega star she is today, and the couple seemed very happy together. Unfortunately, their short relationship left many people wondering what would have happened if they stayed together – but now the world will never know. However, had it not been for the breakup, Swift wouldn’t have been inspired to write several of the songs on her Fearless album. Although the couple didn’t speak for a while after their breakup, they are reportedly on good terms now.
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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
Even before social media made it possible for people to follow their favorite celebrities around the clock, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were a hot celebrity couple. Spears and Timberlake met as children while working on The Mickey Mouse Club, and they seemed like the perfect match. When the two dated, they were both young stars with the entire future ahead of them. Although things have definitely changed for both stars since their days as an item – they will go down in history as one of the cutest celebrity couples.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
No matter what line of work you’re in, it’s probably not a good idea to date one of your co-workers. But even with that being said, Twilight fans still held out hope for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship. The two seemed perfect for each other, and it really looked like they were going to be together for the long hall until Kristen Stewart cheated on Pattinson. Fans everywhere were crushed when the couple decided to go their separate ways, and it quickly became clear that they would probably never get back together.
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Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson
Although their marriage didn’t last long – the public loved them while it lasted. During the early 2000s, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were one of the most popular celebrity couples. As one of the first celebrity pairs to have their own reality TV show, Lachey and Simpson won the love of millions of viewers. Although they were clearly opposites, they really seemed to balance each other out, and there were plenty of people rooting for them. Although they both seem to be doing well now, their fans still miss the days when they were together.
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Most people were completely blindsided when Wiz and Amber decided to call it quits. They began dating in 2011, married in 2012, and welcome their first and only child in 2013. They seemed to have it all, and seemed to be on the right track to making things last. As one of hip-hop’s favorite couples, fans really had high hopes that they’d be the ones to defy the odds. Unfortunately, just a little over a year after the birth of their son, they decided to go their separate ways.
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Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp
Any time someone decides to tattoo someone else’s name, all you can do is hope that they’ll be together forever. Unfortunately; however, that isn’t always the case. Although Johnny Depp got a tattoo claiming that he would love Winona Ryder forever, life had other plans for the stars. Although the couple seemed madly in love, and even became engaged – they split in 1993 before making it down the aisle.
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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Vampire Diaries co-stars Ian Somerholder and Nina Dobrev seemed like an obvious couple when they started dating in 2010 – not to mention the fact that they were insanely cute together. Their on-screen romance seemed to go hand-in-hand with their real life romance, and Vampire Diaries fans were really invested in their relationship. Unfortunately, they split in 2013, and since then they haven’t been on the best of terms. There were even rumors that the tension between them had started to effect the show. However, a few months ago Dobrev announced that she will not be returning for the next season.
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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
When Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens started dating in 2005, they instantly became one of the most popular – and adorable – celebrity couples. After meeting on the set of Disney’s High School Musical the two formed and instant bond. Their relationship subsequently helped both of their careers and as a couple they achieved mainstream fame. However, after five years together – they ended their relationship in 2010.
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Seal and Heidi Klum
With seven years of marriage under their belt, Seal and Heidi Klum seemed like they might be the celebrity couple to finally break the mold. To those on the outside, they seemed like a happy couple who was focused on raising their children, but apparently there was something bubbling under the surface. Although Seal has remained low-key since the divorce, Klum’s romantic life has been a little bit all over the place.
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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
No matter how many years have passed since Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams ended their relationship, fans are still hoping that they will eventually get back together. The two, who starred together in The Notebook will never be able to live down the fact that they truly looked like the perfect couple. Although Gosling is now a proud father and in a happy relationship with Eva Mendes, that hasn’t stopped people for wishing for old flames to re-ignite.
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