Some celebrity couples make perfect sense. Others not so much.
I’m sure we’ve forgotten about all the celebrities that Cher, Madonna, and Tom Cruise have dated over the years. but I’m here to remind you.
But why are celebrities drawn to each other in the first place?
Well – we all tend to fall for people we meet in our day to day lives. And generally speaking, celebrities meet other celebrities in their day to day lives. It’s also a weird existence that would probably be hard for a non-celebrity to function in. If a shoe salesman was dating Taylor Swift, how much fun would it be for him to constantly be followed by paparazzi? And how awkward would it be that she was outfitted with $100K worth of diamonds for an awards show, and he’d be getting a tux off the rack somewhere?
I suspect celebrities date other celebrities because they’re the people most likely to accept the Hollywood lifestyle as normal. All that being said, many celebrities marry “normal” people. Look at the Oscars next time. Some celebrities are married to other celebrities to be sure, but many of the spouses seem to be unknowns, or if they are famous it is because of their celebrity spouse.
BuzzFeed put together a list of the weirdest celebrity couples. Some you’ll remember and say “oh, yeah that’s right.” Some you’ll say “hmmm.” Others you’ll say “no way!!” Because they are truly odd couples – which might be why they didn’t last, but who am I to judge?
Have a look, and have a laugh!
Ashley Olsen and Lance Armstrong: They dated for six months in 2007. She was 21 and he was 36. Apparently, as we later found out in a tell-all book written about Lance, he was warned by friends to stay away from her, as she’d be a bad influence and could damage his charity work. Yeah – that’s what ruined his charity work…
Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra: I think we all collectively agreed to never speak of this! The British X Factor judge dated supermodel Carmen Electra for a couple of months in 2012 – but she ended things after catching him in bed with another woman.
Here are some more very odd celebrity couples.