The couples of the noughties hold a special place in our hearts. They shaped modern pop culture, changed the pages of Hollywood history and, of course, exemplified the perfect relationship (maybe because it was the pre-social media and we only saw their ideal red-carpet outings back then, but whatever the reason is). And their reunion is something fans still dream about even these days. Let's not lose hope. If Bennifer could do it, nothing is lost yet. Below are X celebs couples from the 2000s that we still can't get over.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
The two met in the middle of 90's but both had relationships at the time. Thanks to agents, they had their first date in 1998. The couple publicly announced their relationship a year later. It happened at the "Emmy" ceremony, where the lovers did not hide their feelings. A few months later, they got engaged. The ceremony took place in Malibu. There are hardly any photos, but insiders reported that the wedding was expensive and large-scale. For the next five years, fans enjoyed the couple's red-carpet appearances together and waited for them to have children. But on the set of the spy drama "Mrs. and Mr. Smith," Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie, whom he quickly fell in love with. He broke up with Jennifer in 2005. The couple stated that they remain friends with great respect and love for each other.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams met on the set of the movie "The Notebook". At the very beginning, the actors constantly argued and Gosling once asked the director to find him a new partner. But later they learned to compromise and fell in love with each other. In 2005, the two started dating. Fans believed their relationship was as romantic as their characters' story in the popular romantic drama. According to GQ, Ryan admitted that their love is a hundred times more romantic than in the movie. "People do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that." Unfortunately, their inspiring love story ended in 2007. They rekindled their relationship in the summer of 2008, but broke up again in November. As Ryan later explained, the reason for the split with Rachel was a busy work schedule.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Johnny and Vanessa first met back in 1993, but started dating only five years later, on the set of the film "The Ninth Gate" directed by Roman Polanski. They quickly fell in love with each other and just three months later, Paradis got pregnant. Depp's friends said he was happier than he had ever been. "It was as if I'd been pulled out of the dark fog I'd been in my whole life! It was like an epiphany," Depp said after Paradis gave birth to Lily Rose, their first daughter. The couple later bought a house in France and United States and had their second child, Jack Christopher. But even though everything seemed perfect for fans, they were actually going through a crisis. At this time, Johnny met Amber Heard. In June 2012, Vanessa and Johnny revealed their breakup. As the couple said, they remained friends - Vanessa even publicly supported her ex after Depp's scandalous divorce with Amber Heard.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
Britney and Justin met on the set of the popular Disney Channel show "Mickey Mouse Club" when they were both 12 years old. Five years later, famous Hollywood producers found Britney's songs and her way to fame started. She sang with the popular music band 'N Sync, where Justin Timberlake was one of the lead singers. Rehearsals and touring made the two fell in love with each other quickly. The media and fans called them the most iconic Hollywood young couple. Britney and Justin were not shy to publicly express their feelings and compliment each other in interviews. However, in 2002, after four years of relationship, Britney and Justin unexpectedly announced the breakup. The news of the couple's split was a shock not only to fans, but also to the whole show business industry. Timberlake dedicated the famous song "Cry Me A River" to his ex-girlfriend. According to the lyrics, Britney cheated on him and broke his heart. Later she said that Justin treated her inappropriately. Fans immediately demanded an explanation from Timberlake, and the artist publicly apologized to the singer. And suprisingly, he supported Britney during her 13-year legal battle with her father.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Kristen and Robert fell in love with each other long before Twilight filming started. Love at first sight happened at the director's audition in 2008. They kept their romance private at first, but after a couple of years, they made their relationship public. If at the beginning, fans thought it was just a PR, then later it became clear that this is true love. Their relationship lasted for a few years. Unfortunately, the couple broke up in 2012. The split was initiated by Stewart - she left Robert for director Rupert Sanders.