Celebrity romances come and go like fashions trends. And some won’t even last as long as the past few seasons of leggings (seriously, when will these go away?). 2011 brought many new relationships and ended some long-standing romances. Let’s take a look back at this past years heartbreaks and newfound loves.
The Destined to Fail Break Ups:
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries - Their whirl-wind courtship, quick engagement, over-the-top wedding and short-lived marriage left all of us scratching our heads. It’s safe to say, none of us were surprised this union came to an end (Um, did anyone watch the E! special?!) but we did expect them to last a little longer than 72 days. Six months, maybe? Or how bout a cool 90 days?
Kobe & Vanessa Bryant - With allegations of countless infidelities — 105 to be exact – ten years of marriage and no pre-nup (when will these wealthy men learn?) it looks like Vanessa may get $75 million, about half of her husband’s net worth, in their divorce settlement.
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore - The beautiful and talented Demi may be one of the hottest cougars around, but younger man Ashton seems to have strayed — quite a bit. While she refuses to change her Twitter handle @mrskutcher anytime soon, we hope she’s able to get over the cheating scoundrel fast.
Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver – After 25 years of marriage, this Hollywood and political couple seemed to have a relationship that would stand the test of time. Then he cheated the former Californian governor cheated, which resulted in a love child (scandalous, indeed). Recent reports mention the two spending Christmas together as a family — most likely for the children’s sake. Will they divorce or will Arnold “be back?”
J Lo & Marc Anthony – P. Diddy, dancer Kris Judd and Ben Affleck were J Lo’s play things. We thought what she had with Marc Anthony would last but unfortunately it seems seven years and two babies couldn’t keep Jennifer Lopez tied down. Luckily, the American Idol seems to be handling the split just fine and has already rebounded with a sexy young thang.
The Hot New Hookups:
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively – Just when we were about to discuss the sexy couple of Blake and Leo, the Gossip Girl starlett set her eyes on another leading man, Ryan Reynolds. The two have been caught canoodling all winter and she even met his family over the holidays.
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux - The lady whom every girl wishes she were girlfriends with may elope with sweetheart Justin Theroux. It’s about time this girl-next-door finds the true love she deserves.
Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes – Sexy actor meets sexy actress on movie set. Cliche? Maybe, but that doesn’t take away from how adorable this couple has become. Whether they’re having a ball at Disney Land or going for romantic strolls in Paris, don’t these two make you want to say “awww”?
Cameron Diaz & Sean Combs - Rumor has it the two were recently spotted at the Dream Downtown “making out like teenagers.” Are they the newest hookup or just really “close” friends?
Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana - While the photo above is from the set of their upcoming movie The Words, it seems life is imitating art for Bradley and Zoe. The two have been recently spotted together in NYC and have even planned a ski trip for New Year’s. This budding relationship comes off the heels of Zoe breaking off her 11 year courtship and recent engagement with fiance Keith Britton. We’re sure Bradley’s helping her get over it fast!
Sarah Shaker is an ex-soap opera producer, living, writing, and dating in the East Village. After launching Bright Lights, My City, a niche NYC lifestyle blog, she began working in community management and social media. Sarah is currently working for MSNBC.com as the Regional Community Coordinator for EveryBlock.com, a hyperlocal website connecting neighbors to make their block a better place.