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Some celebrity couples make perfect sense. Others not so much.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. These couples just seem to belong together, and have been together for a long time.

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.


  • Madonna and Tupac

    They were introduced by mutual friend Rosie Perez at the 1993 Soul Train Awards, and ended up dating in secret for two years. It wasn’t until 2015 that Madonna opened up about the relationship in an interview with Howard Stern. In 2018, the singer teased an unreleased track that the pair collaborated on, but she’s never released it.

    Odd celebrity couples

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  • Seth MacFarlane and Emilia Clarke

    Yep, the Family Guy creator and Game of Thrones badass dated very quietly from 2012-2013 for about six months. After their split, insiders revealed it was due to location challenges while she was away filming GOT — but she’s also spoken about how hard was to have strangers commenting about their relationship right to her face. 

    Odd celebrity couples

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  • Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent

    Chelsea regularly calls 50 one of her favorite exes. Though they only dated for two months in 2010, she says he was “a sweetheart” and “fun to be around.” “My friends loved hanging out with him. I loved hanging out with him. It was a pretty short-lived romance.” 

    Odd celebrity couples

    Ezra Shaw via Getty Images


  • Tom Cruise and Cher

    Can’t imagine what these two talked about, but Tom Cruise and Cher — who is 16 years his senior — had a short fling in the 1980s after meeting at Madonna and Sean Penn’s wedding. Cher later told Oprah that she was “crazy for him,” and it could have been a “great big romance,” but their schedules inevitably got in the way.

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  • Kat Dennings and Josh Groban

    You really wouldn’t think that these two had absolutely anything in common, but apparently, they were like two peas in a pod. He told Ellen Degeneres that it was really their geek status that brought them together: “Humor is such a huge thing for me, so, you know, the fact that we could talk about Monty Python… I was like, ‘Okay, yeah, we’re on the same page.'” They dated for two years and split in 2016.

    Odd celebrity couples

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