Years before these celebrities became a household name in Hollywood, there was a brief period in their lives when they dated someone who would also go on to become a famous figure in Hollywood. While celebrity dating in Hollywood happens frequently and some have been known to date younger partners, many stars are serious about finding love and a partner in the dating scene. Some stars met long before they made a name for themselves on the Hollywood scene. Take a look at these couples who met before they became famous.
8/8 Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan
Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan dated for two years before making a name for themselves. The couple started dating in 2008 when Leighton Meester was starting to make a name for himself as Blair in Gossip Girl.
At the time, Sebastian Stan didn’t make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was just a guest star on the Gossip Girl like Blair’s adventure named Carter Baizen. The ex-couple met on set and started dating but eventually broke up after two years.
7/8 Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is widely known as Iron Man these days and even starred in several blockbuster hits outside of the MCU, but before he married his first wife, the American singer-songwriter Deborah Falconer in 1992 he dated actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The couple met on the set of a drama first born and started dating soon after. They were both 18 at the time and after only two months of dating, they decided to move in together.
Downey admitted that Parker provided him with a warm and understanding home when he was dealing with his addiction, and she tried to help him get better. Unfortunately, his addiction got the better of him and despite his love for Parker, he couldn’t pull himself together and eventually broke up.
6/8 Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele
Both Joy stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele long before Joy even started. It was during their time on Broadway that they developed a great relationship that long ended when they both starred on FOX’s hit musical show. Despite their breakup, the pair seemed to have developed a strong friendship which eventually sparked a rumor that they were a thing, but the two actors brushed it off and claimed they were just friends.
5/8 Jessica Biel and Chris Evans
When Jessica Biel and Chris Evans first dated, she was already starting to make a name for herself starring on the show 7th Sky. The pair dated from 2001 to 2005 but were ultimately unsuccessful. They developed feelings for each other after starring in two projects together.
The actress even talked about how Evans was as a boyfriend, in one of her interviews in 2005 she revealed that for her 21st birthday he scattered rose petals on her bed and even described as an adorable boyfriend. They have now come a long way in terms of career and love life.
4/8 Matthew Morrison and Kristen Bell
Matthew Morrison and Kristen Bell dated when they were both studying at New York University. At the time, they were both out of the entertainment industry. Before Bell starred in Veronica Mars and Morrison started his Broadway shows and starred in Glee, they briefly dated. Bell, who reportedly had an open marriage, revealed in her 2010 interview with US Weekly that she was dating Morrison and he was her favorite part of Glee.
3/8 Denise Richards and Paul Walker
Denise Richards and Paul Walker met on the set of the science comedy movie Tammy and the T-Rex in 1994. Although the film failed to catch the eye of the public, Walker managed to land himself a girlfriend on set when he immediately hit it off with the stunning Denise Richards who joined OnlyFans with her daughter . The couple dated briefly after the film’s release, but eventually broke up and went their separate ways.
2/8 Michael Keaton and Courtney Cox
American actor Michael Keaton was already well known in Hollywood when he dated Courtney Cox. At the time, Courtney Cox was still an aspiring actress, but she was not yet popular at the time. Although she has already played roles for several projects, she cannot be considered famous when she dated Keaton.
They were introduced by a mutual friend in 1989 and began dating soon after, but broke up after six years together in 1995. The following year Cox starred in Friends And the rest is history.
1/8 Reese Witherspoon and Chris O’Donnell
Before Reese Witherspoon became a star on the big screen and Chris O’Donnell stole the show on TV, the couple dated. They dated in 1993 and at the time they were both trying to make a name for themselves in the entertainment world. Chris O’Donnell is already making series appearances in School ties and The scent of a woman when he dated Reese Witherspoon who was only sixteen at the time and had just moved to Dreaming City.
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