Whether it's an extreme age gap, a mismatch of appearances or just a star-crossed pairing, these unlikely celebrity couples couldn't be more intriguing...
Whether it’s an extreme age gap, a mismatch of appearances or just a star-crossed pairing, these A-listers’ unexpected pairings couldn’t be more intriguing.
Some of the most unlikely celebrity couples include Tom Cruise and Cher (who knew?), as well as Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt and Simon Cowell’s ex Sinitta (couldn’t have guessed it). And then there’s George Clooney and Lisa Snowdon, Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob Thornton, Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin we could go on.
Take a look back at more bizarre celebrity romances, past and present
Famed for his camp comedy stylings and effeminate acts in Little Britain, David Walliams married Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in 2010, and the pair welcomed their first child last year. He’s never claimed to be a supermodel, but we think they’re a rather cute duo.
Mary-Kate Olsen could be mistaken for one of Olivier Sarkozy’s brood as the miniature former child actor is little more 5ft. Meanwhile he is over 6ft and 16 years her senior. The pair are now rumoured to be engaged after dating for nearly two years.
Topshop heiress Chloe Green began dating Marc Anthony on his rebound from world superstar Jennifer Lopez. The unlikely pair were soon spied cosying up on a series of glamorous getaways, but parted ways in 2014.
Following his marital split from pop goddess Katy Perry, Russell Brand launching himself back into the dating world, attracting the attentions of British journalist Jemima Khan. She seems to be keeping him happy though, as he says their relationship is unlike anything he’s experienced before.
Fresh from a split with model David Gandy, Samantha Barks recently announced a new relationship with former Coronation Street star Richard Fleeshman. The actress rose to fame on BBC star-search show I’d Do Anything, but went on to play Eponine in the huge Hollywood adaptation of Les Miserables. An unlikely celebrity couple, indeed.
Cat Deeley and comic Patrick Kielty first met on BBC show Fame Academy in 2002, but kept in contact as she wowed the presenting world in the US. The pair married last year.
At the ripe old age of 23, screen hunk Aaron Taylor-Johnson has two children with his 46-year-old director wife Sam. He says they don’t see the age gap, and that he an is ‘old soul’.
Perfectly matched on ‘hotness’, Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse celebrated their 39th and 22nd birthdays in London together earlier this year, suggesting they couldn’t care less about their difference in age.
While their height difference may make them a bit of an odd couple – Sophie stands at 5’11” to Jamie’s 5’6″ – love has triumped over inches. The two welcomed daughters Lyra in 2011, and Margot in 2013.
Mad Men’s red-headed vixen Christina Hendricks claims she came on too strong when she met 500 Days Of Summer actor Geoffrey Arend. Widely regarded a total sex symbol, Christina says she fell head over heels for her now husband’s dishevelled hair and high energy. Cute.
She is beautiful and adorable, while he is known for being a bold character with no boundaries. This loved up comic couple have been together for over 10 years, and, though you’re not likely to put them together in a line-up, they look totally loved up.
Tom Cruise was never shy about saying he was besotted with second wife Katie Holmes. But the marriage didn’t last and the couple continue to bring up their 7-year-old daughter independently.
Former couple Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne couldn’t have been more different when they first met. But Liz certainly put in the ground work. The now sparkling and perfectly coiffed Shane has been rumoured to have undergone Botox and a facelift to get him looking so preened to perfection. They maintain that it’s all just speculation, mind.
Shia LaBeouf sure knows how to score ’10’s. Though she’s regarded as one of the sexiest women in the world, Megan Fox fell for the charms of child star Shia LaBeouf while they filmed the Transformers franchise (though it was only brief).
The kookiest, yet one of the most intriguing actors in the business, Emma Stone was once paired off with child actor Kieran Culkin (brother of Macaulay). They kept the press guessing for nearly a year, but now she’s happily settled with no less than Spiderman (or Andrew Garfield to the rest of us).
Despite a 22-year age gap, director Danny Boyle and actress Rosario Dawson were first spotted canoodling around London and Brighton during the Olympics. The couple met on the set of new movie Trance.
Kate Moss loves her bad-boy rockers, but her fling with Pete Doherty almost jeopardised her career when she was papped in a compromising position with some Class A drugs. Pete insists that married Kate still ‘drunk-dials’ him despite their bitter breakup – Kate reportedly even torched his teddy bear when they called it quits.
Though it’s now a distant memory, Ashton and Demi’s 8-year marriage still puzzles us greatly. The age gap was nearly double the length of their relationship (though she never looked it), and Demi has reportedly finally come to terms with the split, a year into Ashton and Mila Kunis’s relationship.
Long before Ryan Gosling became regarded as one of the sexiest men of the planet (that haircut had to go), he dated Gravity star Sandra Bullock who only just admitted that she was still afraid to run into him, eight years after they split. The enjoyed a fleeting romance while filming Murder By Numbers, even though he’s 16 years her junior.
This mismatched couple dated for a couple of years in the 80s, after Sinitta had split from long-term love Simon Cowell. Now we’re not saying Sinitta did well with the rebound, but we think we know which one we’d still rather be in touch with.
A 16-year age gap and seemingly having nothing in common didn’t stop Cher and Tom Cruise from getting hot and heavy in the 1980s, with Cher revealing that she even ‘lived in his apartment’ for some time.
Movie heavyweight George Clooney enjoyed a five-year on-off relationship with TV and radio presenter (and former model) Lisa Snowdon. She says they’re still in touch, though admits she’ll always been known for her Clooney connection.
Celine met manager Angelil at the tender young age of 12, and at 26 years her senior, it didn’t seem like a love match would be written in the stars. They have defied all critics, however: married since 1994, the couple have three children together.
Britney Spears enjoyed many a very strange connection before going off the rails, and these include bad boy Colin Farrell, who may as well have tipped her over the edge.
She’s more Carolina Herrera, he’s more hipster dude, but Renee Zellweger and White Stripes rocker Jack White were together for a year-and-a-half after meeting on the set of Cold Mountain.
Hollywood hottie Mila Kunis (who’s the soon-to-be mother of Ashton Kutcher’s baby, might we add) enjoyed a teen romance with child star Macaulay Culkin. Though it’s not too widely reported, the pair spent eight years together and only split in 2014.
It was only this year revealed that Layer Cake actors Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig reportedly enjoyed a fling while Sienna was dating hunk Jude Law. We totally didn’t see it coming…
Married from 2000 to 2003, this odd couple played up to their weirdness with awkward PDA sessions in interviews, Angelina reportedly wearing a vial of Billy’s blood around her neck and that infamous ‘Billy Bob’ bicep tattoo the actress had done. Creepy.
America’s sweetheart meets, falls in love with and marries country crooner after a whirlwind three week romance – this could be the plot of one of Julia’s rom-coms. Sadly, the marriage ended after just under two years.
The couple’s lavish 2002 wedding – with A-listers like Liz Taylor and
Michael Jackson in the ceremony – didn’t mean the ‘I Dos’ would last,
and after just 16 months, the couple split in a most acrimonious
fashion. Gest had no issues airing dirty laundry, accusing Minnelli of
beating him and of giving him the herpes virus. Eek!
Elvis’ daughter married Jackson a mere 20 days after her divorce from Danny Keough and called the singer ‘a passionate lover,’ which didn’t do anything to dispel rumours they were a kooky couple…