We’re barely a week into 2021, and already we’ve gotten multiple high-profile celebrity relationship developments. Remember back in the early pandemic days, when it felt like no one was doing anything worth talking about? Yeah, not anymore. Over the weekend, we learned that Zoë Kravitz is divorcing Karl Glusman after just 18 months of marriage, and rumors that she is now dating Channing Tatum were swiftly debunked.
Then on Monday, the internet lit up with the news that Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are likely together. Styles is currently starring in Wilde’s upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling, and new photos show them holding hands at the wedding of Jeff Azoff, Harry’s agent. These two stories, coupled with the New Year’s Eve bombshell that Pilot Pete and Kelley called it quits, have given us quite the pile of celebrity couple headlines to sift through in the first week of the year. But where do we go from here? We’ve still got 361 days to go, and there are sure to be many more celebrity breakups, new couples, engagements, and divorces before the year is done. Here are some of our very early celebrity couple predictions for 2021.
Break Up: Scott Disick & Amelia Gray Hamlin
My first order of business for 2021 is channeling all my thoughts and prayers into the hope that Scott Disick will leave Lisa Rinna’s 19-year-old daughter alone. These two were first seen together on Halloween, and we hoped it was a one-time thing, but they’ve still been spending time together, and they marked the beginning of 2021 with a trip to Cabo. You know it’s bad when the pandemic vacation isn’t even the most cringeworthy part of the situation.
Stay Together: Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas
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Throughout quarantine, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been providing us with more content than 90% of celebrities, mostly thanks to their daily Dunkin’ walks and the paparazzi being permanently camped outside the gate to Ben’s house. In case you missed the backstory, these two met pre-pandemic while filming their upcoming movie Deep Water. The movie is scheduled to come out this August, so I definitely don’t think they’ll call it quits before then, and despite my natural cynical tendencies, I actually think Ben and Ana might be in it for the long haul. It wouldn’t shock me if we see an engagement ring at some point this year, but I’m not expecting a breakup any time soon.
Break Up: Braunwyn & Sean Windham-Burke
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If you don’t watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, you probably don’t know who these people are, but stay with me, because this is some genuine mess. Braunwyn and her husband, who have seven children together, went on a relationship roller coaster in 2020, which included announcing a separation, sharing that their marriage is open and that Braunwyn is dating a woman, and Braunwyn ultimately coming out as a lesbian. Though she told GLAAD, “I’m not attracted to men, and I never have been,” she and her husband are currently planning on staying together. To each their own, but this week even more eyebrows were raised when Braunwyn (who currently has a girlfriend) said that Sean is allowed to date other people, but she would be “heartbroken” if he fell in love with someone else. While her fellow RHOC castmates have been pretty judgmental, I’ll just say that I don’t see this current arrangement lasting the year.
Get Engaged: Leonardo DiCaprio & Camila Morrone
I’m really going out on a limb with this one, but I just have a strange feeling that Leo is finally ready to settle down. After years of keeping his sights set on the sub-25 crowd, he’s spent the last three years with actress and model Camila Morrone. That’s a pretty long time, and they were seen together in Boston on New Year’s Eve, so it’s not like they’re only hanging out when he’s on a yacht. Granted, at 23, she still fits into his standard age range, and she won’t hit the 25 mark until June 2022, so they could make it through this whole year before Leo gets his usual age-induced cold feet. Only time will tell!
Break Up: Dua Lipa & Anwar Hadid
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For most of 2020, I was super on board with Dua and Anwar’s relationship. They seemed to have a great time spending early lockdown together in the UK, Yolanda Hadid clearly loves Dua, and overall, they just made sense together. But with Dua getting more and more famous, and Anwar spewing anti-vaxxer nonsense on Instagram, it may be time for her to move on to bigger and better things.
Get Together: Dua Lipa & Jonah Hill
This is a prediction that is based purely on vibes. Obviously, I have a feeling Dua Lipa may be single at some point this year, and Jonah Hill split up with fiancée Gianna Santos back in October. I can see Dua and Jonah hitting it off, and I could see her wanting an older guy after dating Anwar, who is four years her junior. I don’t know how well they know each other, but they were on an episode of The Tonight Show together in 2016, so chances are they’ve at least met. I’m not putting money on this one, unless I’m right, of course.
Get Engaged: Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn
Taylor’s relationship with Joe, which began in 2016, has been way more low-key than her previous relationships, and until recently she barely even publicly acknowledged his existence. But the longer these two stay together, the more it feels like we’re approaching a big next step, and this feels like the year Taylor Swift finally gets engaged. Realistically though, I could see her keeping it a secret, so don’t expect too much information if and when it happens.
Get Together: Miley Cyrus & A Hot Rando Woman
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Since splitting up with Cody Simpson, Miley Cyrus has really been feeling herself. She’s been publicly horny all over Instagram and TikTok, and along with her amazing new look and sound, it feels like she’s just having a lot of fun. My guess for 2021 is that she’ll get a girlfriend, but it won’t be someone we know much about. She could slide into a hot woman’s comment section on TikTok, or maybe she’ll meet her new flame on Raya. Either way, I think it’s going to be a good year for Miley.
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There are literally hundreds of celebrity couples, and as hard as I try, I can’t remember all of them. Of course, there are certain famous couples that literally everyone knows (George and Amal, Kim and Kanye, etc.), but there are just as many random celebrity couples that I can never remember, no matter how many times I’ve seen them together.
I feel like everyone talks about random celebrity couples from the past (the ’90s were WILD), but right now I’m more interested in the couples that are still together. I had trouble even writing this article, because I couldn’t remember which couples I couldn’t remember! But I pushed through, and here are six of the most random celebrity couples you might not remember.
Austin Butler & Vanessa Hudgens
This week, when it was announced that Austin Butler will be playing Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic, it took me a second to remember who he is. In particular, I had completely forgotten that he and Vanessa Hudgens have been together since 2011. That’s a long time! She started dating Austin soon after breaking up with Zac Efron (RIP Zanessa), and they’ve been together ever since.
Dua Lipa & Anwar Hadid
Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid are one of the newest celebrity couples, so rather than forgetting they’re together, you probably just didn’t know yet. Gigi and Bella’s brother has dated actress Nicola Peltz in the past, as well as being linked to Kendall Jenner. Dua Lipa recently broke up with chef Isaac Carew, after dating him on and off for years. It remains to be seen if this new couple will last, but they’re both very pretty, if nothing else.
Bella Hadid & The Weeknd
Everyone knows about Bella Hadid and The Weeknd’s past relationship, but I always have to double check whether they’re still a thing. The Weeknd famously dated Selena Gomez for a hot minute while they were broken up, but they’ve been back together since last year.
Leighton Meester & Adam Brody
For some reason, I can never get it through my head that Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf are married to each other. Leighton and Adam met while filming a movie in 2010, and got married in 2014. They seem like a great, drama-free couple, which is probably why I never remember that they’re together.
Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift has had many famous boyfriends in the past, but she’s never kept a relationship private like her current one with Joe Alwyn. Joe is an actor who has been steadily working on some acclaimed movies for a few years now, but he’s yet to really hit it big. This is probably nice for Taylor Swift, who has barely talked about their relationship since they first got together in 2016. If they ever do break up, she’s going to write one hell of an album about it.
Channing Tatum & Jessie J
When Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their divorce last year, it sort of felt like the end of an era. I love Step Up, okay? Well, Channing moved on from Jenna with someone who…looks a lot like Jenna. Jessie J and Channing have kept their relationship pretty under the radar since getting together in late 2018, but they’re photographed out and about together all the time.
Which random pairings did I miss? Which celebrity couples can you just not wrap your head around? Let me know in the comments, because I could talk about this all day.
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