Please join us in taking a walk down memory lane and relive the most epic love stories of all time! Scroll through our gallery to take a look back at the most iconic celebrity couples, memorable relationships, shocking splits and dramatic breakups that Hollywood has ever seen.
Demi and Joe shook the world when they announced that they were dating in March 2010. As fans know, they starred in the Camp Rock movies together, so when they decided to give their love a try IRL, it was truly a dream from true for us Disney fans. But unfortunately, because of Demi’s past issues with substance abuse, the relationship only lasted for four months.
“I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn’t happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help,” the Jonas Brothers singer later explained.
Dove and Ryan played the onscreen couple Maddie and Diggie on Liv and Maddie, and fans immediately fell for the pair — because, well, their chemistry was undeniable on screen. That’s why when the costars took their love off the screen and started dating in real life, everyone quickly became obsessed with their relationship. They were pretty much couples goals while they were together — they formed a band called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher and they even got engaged!
But in October 2016, they shocked the world when they both took to Twitter to let fans know that they had decided to go their separate ways.
“Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful,” Ryan wrote, with Dove adding, “Thank you for your support and full hearts in this very intense and human time. There’s a lot love between Ryan and I. Life is beautiful and long.”
Once upon a time, #Zanessa was the ultimate Disney power couple. Their characters were relationship goals in High School Musical, so when the two actors started dating off the screen, fans were living for it. They unfortunately called it quits in 2010, and Vanessa later admitted that jealousy had a major role in their split.
“I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Then I realized that’s not what that’s about. ‘Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice,’” she explained.
The two singers met while they were both on tour withAustin Mahone, but it wasn’t until they released a song together in 2015 that they really got close. After that, they instantly became best friends, and despite fans shipping them hardcore, they continuously insisted that they weren’t dating.
That is, until July 2019, when Shawn and Camila finally revealed that they were boyfriend and girlfriend! Since then, they definitely haven’t been afraid to show off their love. The “Havana” songstress and the “In My Blood” crooner are constantly spotted kissing, holding hands and going on a bunch of steamy dates, and they’ve also spilled a ton of tea on their romance in interviews. Oh, and did we mention that they even made their love Instagram official? Yeah, these two cannot get any cuter!
Rumors first started swirling that the Zayn and Gigi were dating in November 2015. Us Weekly reported that the two were spotted packing on the PDA at an AMA’s afterparty, and naturally, the internet went wild. Then, the two made then things official when the One Direction singer dropped the music video for his single “Pillowtalk” in January 2016. For those who missed it, the model starred in the vid with the pop star, and the two couldn’t keep their hands (or their lips!) off each other! After that, they were definitely not afraid to show off their love — they did numerous photoshoots together, walked a bunch of red carpets side by side and even shared a ton of PDA-filled pictures on Instagram.
But the two stars have unfortunately had a few bumps along the way too. They’ve actually broken up and gotten back together multiple times throughout their five-year relationship. Although there were rumors that they had split in August 2019, the model posted a snap of her and Zayn cuddling up on Instagram in February 2020, so it’s safe to say they’re back together.
Rumors first started circulating that something was going on between Jake and Tana back in April 2019, after the social media star posted a selfie laying in Jake’s bed. After that, they pretty much showcased their love everywhere — constantly gushing over each other on social media, showing off their PDA, appearing in each other’s YouTube videos and even selling #Jana merch! On Tana’s 21st birthday, Jake proposed to the social media star, and they tied the knot a few weeks later, on July 28, 2019.
But on January 2, 2020, the couple announced that they were officially taking a break.
“OK, I don’t really know how to do a ‘we’re taking a break’ post and this is weird as f**k… I’m happy to still be able to sit with Jake and laugh as we do this — but for right now we both are taking a break to focus on our own very crazy lives,” Tana wrote on Instagram. “I’ll never know what the future holds and iI will always love Jake and everything we did. I’m grateful to know throughout this I’ve made a best friend for life and found someone to do life with when no one understood me. Here’s to 2020, working on us, and my new Lamborghini since I get half of everything! No need for crazy speculations — this is coming from a place of nothing but love. I love you, Jakey, thank you for this past year.”
“As Tana and I sit next to each other writing captions about taking a break we’re literally laughing at how crazy and stupid the past couple months have been and cracking jokes at how silly this all seems,” Jake added in a post of his own. “I’m keeping custody of Thor but Tana unfortunately gets my Lamborghini. I wouldn’t change anything that happened… We’re best friends and right now it’s best for us to focus on our lives and see what the future holds. (P.S. our friends started playing sad music while we were writing these captions and we all started laughing our a**es off… This is bitter sweet but it’s what’s best for us right now.) The last thing we wanna see is fan pages speculating ‘what happened,’ we truly just need a second to focus on our own lives and ourselves. Love you, Mongeau.”
Miley and Liam had one of the most magical love stories ever. They met and fell for each other on set of The Last Song back in 2009, and were on and off for almost 10 years before tying the knot in December 2018. But in August 2019, they shocked the world when they announced that they were getting a divorce.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”
Everyone was totally convinced that Ethan and Emma were in a secret relationship with for years (although both of them have yet to confirm or deny anything). The the two stars first sparked dating rumors when they were caught getting flirty in a few YouTube videos. After that, they were pretty much inseparable, and fans quickly started to assume that something was going on between them. The 20-year-old even dropped a major clue that they were more than friends when he took to Twitter to defend Emma back in January 2019.
“Her lips deffffinitely aren’t crusty,” he replied to a Twitter troll who was hating on the 18-year-old.
OK, how would he know that if he hadn’t kissed her before, right? Yeah, there’s definitely a ton of clues out there that suggested they were more than friends. But unfortunately, fans are convinced that these two aren’t together anymore. Why? Well, they haven’t been spotted together in months, plus, Emma has been spotted cozying up to TikTok star Aaron Hull recently, and Ethan was photographed cozying up to Kristina Alice.
Fans were also convinced that Tom and Zendaya were in a secret relationship. Why? Well, besides acting in two movies together and having a ton of chemistry on screen, the two stars were constantly hanging out, gushing over each other in interviews and on social media, posting adorable photos together and having the cutest little interactions. Not to mention that a bunch of people semi-close to the rumored pair even confirmed that they were dating!
When a fan asked on Instagram if the two were in a relationship back in September 2018, Skai Jackson‘s mom seemingly responded, “Yes. It’s true. They been on the low for a while.” OMG.
In February 2020, it was announced that they’re expecting their first baby together! Us Weekly confirmed the exciting news on Wednesday, February 12. Sources also told Just Jared, “The couple is keeping things very hush hush but their friends and family are super excited for them. Sophie has decidedly been choosing outfits to wear on and off the carpet to accommodate her changing body.”
Hailey and Justin’s love story is seriously a magical one. Justin actually met his future wife at a JB event back in 2009, when she was only 13 years old. They were introduced through the model’s dad, who was friends with Justin’s mom, and they quickly became best friends. And although they dated briefly in 2015, it wasn’t until June 2018 that they realized they were soulmates.
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life. I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for,’” Justin later told Vogue Magazine.
The pair got engaged in July 2018 and married two months later in a New York City courthouse.
Dove and her boyfriend, Thomas, couldn’t be cuter together! fell for each other on the set of the Disney Channel Original Movie back in 2016, and are still head over heels for each other more than three years later!
“I cry, like, every day when I’m with him because he’s just the most pure, loving, selfless, generous, kind [person]. His life is about the people that he loves and I feel so lucky to be loved by someone like that,” the actress recently told Entertainment Tonight. “I always told my mom when I was little, ‘I think I am going to be alone for my life,’ because I never thought anybody would understand me or I knew people read me wrong, even when I was little. And so, meeting Thomas, it was like, ‘Oh, there you are.’ I know that we are three years in, but it feels like this every day. We are best friends, it just happens to be the most healthy, most wonderful [relationship]. It just feels like we both overflow for each other in terms of relationship energy.”
Dove also confirmed to the outlet that Thomas is definitely “the one.”
“I go back and forth on whether [getting married] is a thing that I even want to do,” she admitted. “But I think, if I’m going to marry anyone, it’s going to be him.”
“Cami and Charles have been separated for a few months now. They are taking a break from their relationship.” the insider dished at the time. “Their relationship escalated very quickly and they are taking time now to focus on their work and themselves.”
According to the outlet, there was a lot of “stress” due to their busy schedules, which caused many “ups and downs” in their relationship.
“They both have movie projects separately and it’s been a lot on both their plates,” the source continued. “Nothing in particular happened, they just both felt busy and overwhelmed and it was a lot of pressure on them.”
On the bright side, things didn’t end on bad terms.
“They are still in touch and both understand they need to be cordial while on set and throughout press for the show. They have been filming together while being split and things have been normal,” the insider revealed. “Everyone is very close on the show and are all very good friends. They can’t ignore each other so they just remain cordial and try and focus on filming.”
Cara and Ashley are out there showing everyone that true love does exist! They were first linked back in May 2018, and are still going strong almost two years later! In December 2019, Cara even shared a super sweet tribute for the Pretty Little Liar actress’ birthday.
“Happy birthday @ashleybenson. There is so much I could say but something I love and cherish most about us is that I don’t need to because YOU KNOW and that’s all that matters,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s you and me which is my favorite. My safe place. You let me be silly, you let me be wild, you keep me free, secure and curious. I feel like I’ve known you my entire life and I am so proud of watching you grow into the woman that you always dreamt of being. I love you beyond words my sprinkles, choonchi, angel face, grumpy a**, sweet cheeks, never boring, buttmunch, Benson.”
“I feel like she just gets me,” he gushed. “It’s kind of hard to explain it but she’s the only person in the world that understands me and really actually gets my sense of humor. She’s just sweet and she’s nice, she’s a sweetheart.”
As for his first impression of her, Asher revealed, “I was like, ‘You’re so cute, I just want to squeeze your face!’ That’s pretty much it. I was like, ‘Nice to meet you, I want to be your friend.’ She was really shy, she’s super shy when you first meet her. It was just small talk, it was fun.”
Vanessa and Austin were together for almost nine years before they split in January 2020.
“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up,” an insider told Us Weekly, adding that “Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup.”
According to E! News, it was the long distance that ultimately caused them to go their separate ways. An insider told the outlet, “They’re just shooting on two different continents and it’s a matter of distance. There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other.”
Another source added, “They have such a history and deep connection they could find their way back to one another.”
People Magazine even reported that the two stars were thinking about getting married before their breakup.
“They had talked about an engagement before they split up,” an insider told them.
According to Daily Mail, the former couple met on the set of High School Musical all the way back in 2005, while Vanessa was dating her costar Zac Efron. But it wasn’t until September 2011 that the first rumors hit the web that they were dating, when photographers snapped the pair kissing at Bob’s Big Boy diner in California. In February 2012, the two stars walked their first red carpet together, and after that, they were pretty much inseparable.
Kevin and Danielle met all the way back in 2007, while both were vacationing in the Bahamas. According to People, the Jonas Brothers guitarist spotted Danielle walking down the beach wearing a flower in her hair, and he was instantly smitten. The former Disney star proposed to the hairdresser in July 2009 and they got married five months later, and now, they have two daughters together.
Louis and Eleanor first met in 2011. Now, there’s a few different theories about how they were introduced, and because they’re so private, it’s hard to say for sure. Some fans claim that Harry Styles was the one to bring them together, while others think a friend of Eleanor’s knew 1D’s management and set the pair up. But either way, they were first spotted together at Niall Horan‘s birthday party, and after that, they quickly became couple goals.
The two stars were first spotted kissing on October 3, 2019. An eyewitness told Us Weekly that they saw the Hannah Montana star and the Australian singer having an intimate lunch date at Backyard Bowls in Los Angeles — and they couldn’t keep their hands (or their lips!) off each other.
“They walked in holding hands and looked around a bit, but then started to get pretty comfortable and were not shy about showing their affection toward each other at all,” the onlooker told the outlet. “They were both standing at first, flirting and kissing. Then they came and sat down. Miley got up and sat on Cody’s lap and started making out with him. His name was called at the counter, and he grabbed his smoothie bowl, and they left together holding hands.”
Miley took to Twitter to address the new relationship after the photos of them kissing hit the web, writing in a lengthy post, “I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it through from the beginning. I think that’s why people have always felt so entitled over my life and how I live it — because they’ve watched me grow up. But I am grown now and make choices as an adult knowing the truth/details/reality. People only ‘know’ what they see on the internet.”
“Can’t I just have a kiss and açaí bowl?” she asked. “I would like to share an activity with someone I am dating and not be stuck at home with pretty much nothing to do but ‘Netflix and chill.’ This ‘dating’ thing is new to me too. I’ve never been an ‘adult’/grown a– woman experiencing this. I was in a committed relationship for almost all my teens and early 20s — with the exception of a few breaks, which usually in those times I was working my a– off with not much R&R. And meeting/trusting people in my position is really [tough].”“Please don’t make this awkward for me! I am trying to make light and like always make fun of myself and the public’s perception of me,” she concluded. “Get used to me dating — this is where I am at.”
Harry and Taylor sent the internet into a frenzy when they were spotted cozying up on a Central Park date in 2012. After that, they were pretty much inseparable. The duo was photographed packing on the PDA all over New York City, wearing matching necklaces and get this — they even jetting off on a romantic getaway together. They’re two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, so seeing them together was seriously so epic. Unfortunately, they broke up in January 2013. The pair went on to write numerous songs about one another, including “Two Ghosts,” “Out of the Woods,” “Style” and more.
Trace and Brenda dated on-and-off for seven years, and they have definitely had their fair share of drama. From broken engagements to pregnancy rumors, their tumultuous relationship will definitely be one that fans never forget! They first went public with their relationship in May 2010 at Nylon magazine’s Young Hollywood Party. They got engaged in October 2011, but shocked the world when they called it off and split in June 2012. They got back together and broke up a bunch more times after that, before ultimately breaking up for good in 2017.
Everyone pretty much lost it when their favorite Twilight couple fell for each other IRL. Kristen and Rob started dating in 2009 — and boy, were they adorable together! The actress even admitted that she wanted to marry her former costar! She told Howard Stern, “I wanted to…yeah.”
“I’m not a super duper traditionalist, but at the same time… every relationship I’ve ever been in, I thought that was it. I’ve never really been the most casual person,” she explained.
But unfortunately, the couple called it quits in 2013. It was rumored that Kristen had an affair with Rupert Sanders in 2012, which ultimately led to their downfall.
Cory and Lea fell for each other on set of Glee. The two played boyfriend and girlfriend on the show, so seeing them take their adorable romance off screen was truly magical. They announced they were a couple in 2012, but unfortunately, Cory passed away from a drug overdose in July 2013. These two will certainly go down in history as one of the most iconic couples of all time.