ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

As you probably already know, there's a new couple at the top of everyone's ship list: It's Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift, a.k.a. Hiddleswift! While this pair seem perfect for each other in every conceivable way — there had even been fan fiction written about them a year and a half ago!they owe a lot to the ship names that came before them, enabling this sort of outpouring of fan creativity. Let's pay tribute to the many celebrity couple names we've come up with over the years with this list of the greatest ship names of all time.

2. Ben Affleck + Jennifer Lopez = Bennifer

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Gigli (2003)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Gigli (2003)

Status: Divorced, 3 kids

Although we didn't call them ship names back in 2002, Bennifer might have been the first time that adoring fans decided to smush celebrity couple names into one, phonetically pleasing label. For that, Bennifer, we will be forever grateful.

3. Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie = Brangelina

Status: Married, 6 (possibly 7?) kids

While they might not have been the first, is by far the best known ship name. And since they're almost always seen together, there's basically no reason to refer to them separately anymore.

4. Kim Kardashian + Kanye West = Kimye

Status: Married, 2 kids

Love them or hate them, it's hard not to ship Kimye when the name's this good. The reality star and her rapper husband have two kids, North and Saint West.

5. Taylor Swift + Taylor Lautner = Taylor Squared

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner in Valentine's Day
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner in Valentine's Day

Status: Split

T2 might only have lasted for like 2 seconds, but luckily the ship name was really easy to come up with, and impossible to forget.

6. Spencer Pratt + Heidi Montag = Speidi

Status: Married 7 years

Wherever it falls on the list, there's no changing the fact that this is one super ship name. The Hills stars have been together for seven long years, and still seem as happy as ever!

7. Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez = Jelena

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Status: Split but feeling warm and fuzzy

This Disney dream team might have been over for quite some time, but we hear they're still friendly. Justin even posted this grainy throwback of him and Selena kissing in a hot tub, which quickly passed Kendall Jenner's as the most liked photo on Instagram with a whopping 3.7 million likes. Does this mean there's hope for a Jelena reunion?

8. Joe Jonas + Demi Lovato = Jemi

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas
Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Status: Friends

Jemi haven't actually been a thing for years, and Demi Lovato is currently in a happy relationship with That 70s Show actor Wilmer Walderrama for five years. But Joe and Demi are still on good terms, and Demi even shared this heartwarming picture of Wilmer and 2/3 of the JoBros:

9. Beyonce + Jay Z = Bee Z

Status: Married 10 years, 1 daughter

NFW Becky with the good hair could break up this pair. Beyonce and Jay Z have been the ultimate music industry power couple for a decade. Can you believe their adorable daughter, Blue Ivy, is already four!?

10. Big Sean + Ariana Grande = Big Grande

Ariana Grande and Big Sean
Ariana Grande and Big Sean

Status: Dating

Once in a while a couple brings a ship name to the game that is so huge, so monumental, it actually means "big" twice.

What's your favorite celebrity ship name of all time?


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