ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

They say that love is blind, but it's probably more accurate to say that it's a bit of a weirdo.

We've all gawped open mouthed and whispered behind closed doors about unfathomable couples, but not even celebrities are immune from the most random of romances.

Take a look at the odd couples we had no idea dated or had totally forgotten about below and prepare to feel your jaw drop!

Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock

Before he was the chiseled sex god that we know and sketch yearningly onto our journals today, Ryan Gosling was a surprisingly weasel faced 22-year-old who hadn't quite got to grips with hair gel.

He also happened to be dating the gorgeous Sandra Bullock after they met on the set of Murder by Numbers.

Despite their 16 year age difference, the pair dated between 2002–2003 before a supposedly messy break up left Bullock 'broken hearted.'


Alexander Skarsgård and Amanda Seyfried

After Amanda Seyfriend's high profile break up with Dominic Cooper, the only thing that could possibly cheer her up was a 6'4 viking with the face of a renaissance cherub.

Alas, although Amanda thinks that Alexander was 'super-funny,' she felt 'too involved with Dom' to take things much further than a few dates.

A sad day for the matching monogrammed bathrobes that could have been.


Macauley Culkin and Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis might have just had a child with Ashton Kutcher, but in what might as well have been a previous life, she was dating Macauley Culkin for 9 years.

Unfortunately for Culkin, he ended up being left home alone (sorry) when Mila Kunis left him in 2011.

According to a publicist team Kunis:

The split was amicable, and they remain close friends


Micheal Keaton and Courtney Cox

This odd couple were together for 6 years, but still managed to fly under a lot of celeb spotters radars due to Keaton's notoriously reclusive nature.

After the pair split in 1995, Cox told interviewers:

It's the most important relationship I've ever had, and I think he's the most wonderful person I've ever met


Ashton Kutcher and January Jones

Ashton Kutcher's high profile relationship with Demi Moore is the real shocker in this charismatic star's relationship history, but he has some other lesser known loves stashed away in his closet.

Kutcher dated January Jones between 1998-2002, but reportedly the Dude, Where's my Car star hadn't yet perfected his nice guy persona...

According to Buzzfeed, Kutcher discouraged January from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional actress by telling her she wouldn't be any good at it.

I'm guessing Kutcher probably isn't a Mad Men fan...


Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

Benji Madden stopped whining about the 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' this year when he started boning one of them instead.

Despite the initial disbelief and cries of outrage from the general public claiming that photos of this odd couple had been photoshopped, Diaz and Madden have been spotted frolicking together on vacation, and double dating with Benji's twin brother, Joel, and Nicole Richie.

Cameron Diaz once dated the cringeworthy Chris Angel, so we probably shouldn't be too surprised about her questionable taste in men by now.


Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morisette

Ryan Reynolds might have married two blonde bombshells (Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively), but before that he was much more into brunettes and, presumably, angry wailing.

The X-Men actor was also engaged to Alanis Morissette. The pair were together between 2002–2007, and they looked pretty adorable while that happened.


Natalie Portman and Moby

Moby's flash in the pan passion with Natalie Portman was reported by the press as a triumph for nerdom's appalling public image.

Unfortunately, the melancholy British musician doesn't have quite such an optimistic world view. He told The Examiner that:

I guess in some people's eyes, nerds might be mildly sexy - and, as a nerd, I'm certainly happy to enjoy some of the effects of that - but as far as the very brief affair I had with Natalie, it's made me the target of a lot of nerd wrath. You can't date Luke Skywalker's mom and not have them hate your guts


Tom Cruise and Cher

Tom Cruise dated the technicolored gay icon that is Cher in 1987, which does nothing for the rumors that he has been bearding his merry way through Hollywood since the beginning.

Despite the 16-year age difference, Cher has since admitted that she fell for the youthful and 'shy' Tom Cruise pretty hard by telling interviewers that she was 'crazy about him.'

The eccentric singer and Morticia Addam's lookalike declined to comment on whether she would be willing to 'Turn Back Time.'


Edward Norton and Courtney Love

Courtney Love might be best known for insisting that she had solved the mystery of missing Malaysian airlines flight, but she also has a handful of bizarre celeb romances up her coke scented sleeves.

Love and Norton met while filming The People vs. Larry Flynt and they dated for several years.

Many moons after their breakup, Love attacked Norton for losing $300,000 of her money in a poor investment.

Unfortunately for Courtney's self-respect, she soon admitted that her drug addled colander of a brain couldn't handle math and revealed Norton's advice had actually tripled her profits.

Love told the New York Daily News that she felt pretty sheepish about the faux pas by explaining:

I feel very bad. I have the greatest respect for Edward. He could be the President of the United States. I could be his drug czar - ha, ha


Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker

RDJ and SJP combined their ionic initials between 1984 and 1991 after meeting on the set of Firstborn.

The pair hit it off despite Downey Jr.'s pretty serious drinking and drug problems at the time, but in the end his addictions became too much for the Sex and the City actress.

Don't ever tell any cruel horse-face jokes to Downey Jr. though, the Iron Man actor has utmost respect for his ex/partner. He has since explained:

She provided me a home and understanding. She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn’t get my act together. Sarah Jessica would pull me out of a hangover, and we’d go pick out furniture together. She is a force of nature!


Did any of these celebrity couples surprise you?

(Source: Huffington Post and Airows, The Examiner)


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