In the entertainment industry, it’s hard to keep up with who’s dating who — or perhaps, which Becky stole whose husband (ode to Beyoncé). With stardom in the mix, things tend to end as soon as they begin, and celebs aren’t immune to the harsh claws of infidelity. The following couples, though not perfect and all intact, are some of the most epic couples that Hollywood has to offer.
Join us as Beyond Archetype lists off our pick of the 7 most epic celebrity couples of all time.
1. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
These two took the world by storm when they started dating in 1999. The pair started a relationship while working together. Their relationship continued for a few years, and they attended many events together, including the 2001 American Music Awards, where they wore their famous matching denim outfits. As two huge pop stars do, the pair’s eventual breakup gave us some amazing smash hits: “Cry Me a River” and “Everytime.”
2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will met Jada in 1994 when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series. Though Jada didn’t get the part, she went a step further and became his real-life girlfriend in 1995 and real-life wife in 1997. Being together for over two decades, the two have managed to ignore the rumors surrounding their marriage until recently. This famous duo also produced a famous pair of kids, Willow and Jaden Smith.
3. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
The two began dating when they were two of the hottest pop teen sensations around. The pair started dating in 2010 or 2011, in which they had an on-and-off relationship until 2018. Jelena was over for good after Bieber married model Hailey Baldwin. Jelena’s relationship resulted in hits like “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” “Same Old Love,” “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” “Love Yourself,” and Selena’s most recent releases including “Look At Her Now” and “Lose You To Love Me.”
4. Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Beyoncé is noteworthy enough on her own, but her long-running relationship with husband and megastar Jay-Z is just as noteworthy. Only 20 and 32 when they started dating, the pair have been going strong for more than a decade. Though things got a little messy after Jay-Z was reported to have been cheating, the two mended things and Beyoncé blessed our ears with Lemonade, in which Bey got into the nitty-gritty of the troubled relationship.
5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The two met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and remained together until their recent divorce. In their glory days, the two were quite the pair, though some may say that Brad’s relationship with Jennifer Anniston takes the cake.
6. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley and Liam were on again and off again since 2009. They even ended their engagement just to get back together again. Recently though, the pair officially broke things off again — some may say for the final time. The ups and downs of the pairs relationship gave us hits like “Wrecking Ball,” so it wasn’t all for nothing. Right?
7. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Both celebrities with huge personalities and egos, these two seem like magnets for each other. Kim seems to bring out a softer side of Kanye, and Kanye once told Harper’s Bazaar that his favorite part of Kim’s body is her heart. That’s way too cute for us to handle.
These celebrities seriously make us want to have a fairytale relationship — hold the lemonade.