20 Most Popular Celebrity Couples of All Time

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They dominate headlines with their fairytale weddings and glamorous red carpet appearances and cause a splash with their epic love stories and occasional break-ups. 

Most celebrity couples offer the perfect inspiration and we can’t seem to get enough of their romances.

While it’s rare to find a Hollywood couple who stick together ’til death does them part, there are a few that remain ultimate couple goals like Beyoncé and Jay-Z or Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

Some popular duos are not everlasting and end up going their separate ways. That said, they still lived through a loving relationship and made everyone swoon over their romantic bond. 

So, which famous pairings have swept the public off their feet? We’ve gone through history to find a list of the most popular celebrity couples of all time (in no particular order):

1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Monthly Google searches: 49,500
Years together:
19 years
Net worth (combined):
$1.5 billion

Beyoncé met her beau when she was just 18, but the pair didn’t get together until their collaboration on 03 Bonnie & Clyde in 2002. They tied the knot when Beyoncé was 25 in a secret wedding and since then have kept much of their relationship in the dark.

That hasn’t stopped Bey and Jay from being one of the most-watched couples in showbiz, though. Gossip has been rife since the release of Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, where she let us in on what happens behind closed doors including Jay’s infidelity and her forgiveness.

In 2017, the power couple welcomed their twins Rumi and Sir into the world and seem to be as happy as ever since.


See Beyoncé’s dating history which includes Justin Timberlake and Pharrell!


2. Fergie and Josh Duhamel 

Monthly Google searches: 3,600
Years together:
13 years
Net worth (combined):
$63 million

Fergie and Josh got together after she made a cameo with the Black Eyed Peas on his comedy show, Las Vegas. In fact, Josh admitted to having a crush on his (ex) wife ever since he saw her in her Hey Mama music video.

Fergie and her husband started dating in September 2004, but they waited five whole years before they got married.

A gorgeous son (Axl Jack Duhamel) and 13 years later, Fergie and Josh announced they were separating. After finally getting divorced in 2019, a source told E! News that they had “completely different lifestyles,” adding that “they have always had very separate lives and not a lot in common…”

3. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Monthly Google searches: 3,600
Years together:
7 years
Net worth (combined):
$480 million

This Latin duo took the world by a storm when they started dating in 2004 and grew into a super couple by the time they wed just a few months later. Following performances together and even a joint fashion line for Kohl’s, four years down the line, the superstars welcomed their twins Max and Emme into the world.

But shortly after the birth of their babies, Jennifer and Marc’s marriage frazzled, leading to the pair splitting in 2011 and finally divorcing in 2014.

Despite their differences, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have remained friends and are great co-parents to their children, proving that blended families can work pretty well.  


Check out this list of Jennifer Lopez’s ex-boyfriends from P. Diddy to Drake!


4. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds 

Monthly Google searches: 49,500
Years together:
8 years
Net worth (combined):
$100 million

Everyone who dreams of ‘the perfect relationship’ has eyes on Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. After eight years of marriage, the popular couple constantly show their appreciation for one another, while also adding a little humor into their social affections. Proving that humor is the key to a happy relationship, Blake and Ryan famously regularly roast each other on Instagram with no hard feelings.

They clearly still keep their romance alive, though, as seen through their red carpet appearances and well, long lasting years together. After a secret wedding and three beautiful girls together (James, Inez and Betty), the funny couple is stronger than ever.

We can’t wait to see what more will come of this sweet romance.

5. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Monthly Google searches: 27,100
Years together:
8 years
Net worth (combined):
$360 million

These cute lovebirds met when they were just teens sharing their first date at a pancake shop in 2010. Selena Gomez who was just 16 at the time, denied any rumors of them dating and insisted they were just friends. By February 2011, Jelena finally admitted they were a couple and made their debut appearance at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party.

After two years of dating, the singing pair split and entered a whirlwind of publicized make-ups and break-ups, until they were officially back on in 2017. In 2018, however, Justin and Selena broke up for good and went their separate ways.

From sharing videos of them dancing together, selfies of them kissing, and writing songs about one another, Beliebers and Selenators alike are still crazy about Jelena until this very day. 


Here’s a full list of Justin Bieber’s dating history and Selena Gomez’s ex-boyfriends!


6. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Monthly Google searches: 110,000
Years together:
15 years
Net worth (combined):
$150 million

What is romance in Hollywood without these two famous lovebirds? In fact, just by looking at their Google searches, they are the most popular couple in the world.

John Legend met Chrissy Teigen on the set of his Stereo music video in 2006 and from then on, the celebrity pair went on to become the epitome of love in the industry.

After getting married in 2013 and having two children together (Luna and Miles), the top duo suffered heartbreak after miscarrying their third child. John and Chrissy proved that real love lasts through sadness, though, as they continue to stand strong to this day. Fun fact? John’s song All of Me was written and dedicated to Chrissy!

7. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

Monthly Google searches: 60,500
Years together:
3 years
Net worth (combined):
$168 million

Both iconic Hollywood actors in their prime, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were the ultimate couple goals throughout the 90s. Just five months after meeting, the pair got engaged in 1990, and the media couldn’t turn their eyes away from their relationship – or Johnny’s tattoo that said “Winona Forever”.

Although they were “Edward Scissorhands and Kim”, this couple were so much the object of affection, that they were considered to play “Jack and Rose” in Titanic. However, three years after getting engaged, the popular couple split up due to media interference.

The Stranger Things actress was so heartbroken that she admitted to nearly setting herself on fire. That said, Winona has always kept Johnny in the highest regard and ran to his aid to defend him in his court case with his ex-wife Amber Heard, who accused him of beating her. 

8. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Monthly Google searches: 74,000
Years together:
25 years
Net worth (combined):
$370 million

Fun fact? The Smiths met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when Jada auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend. She obviously didn’t get the job, but certainly got the husband, instead!

Will and Jada have had their ups and downs over their 20 years of marriage, with recent Red Table revelations revealing that Jada was in an entanglement with August Alsina while she and Will were on a break.

That said, after having two kids (Jaden and Willow), the popular couple have proven that with love and communication, you can withstand anything and come out stronger on the other side. 

9. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Monthly Google searches: 74,000
Years together:
8 years
Net worth (combined):
$4.2 Billion

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian met in 2003, and while Kanye was quite open about his affections for Kim, she didn’t return the same feelings until they started dating in 2012. Later that year, they announced that they were expecting their first child together (North West).

In October 2013, we witnessed the most spectacular proposal when Kanye rented out San Francisco’s AT&T stadium to propose to his girlfriend in front of all of her friends and family and then got married in an extravagant wedding in Italy the following year.

Since then, the pair have welcomed another three children together (Saint, Chicago and Psalm). However, in recent years there’s been rumors of trouble in paradise and we’ve seen Kim constantly defend Kanye’s wild antics in the press. But that all came to an end when the beauty mogul decided to file for divorce in 2021. 


Check out this list of men Kim Kardashian dated before Kanye West!


10. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

Monthly Google searches: 60,500
Years together:
37 years
Net worth (combined):
$200 million

While this power couple have never tied the knot, their lengthy relationship deserves a spot on this list. With over 37 years together, as well as co-starring in several romantic movies for 50 years, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell remain a solid unit decades later.

Over the course of their relationship, the duo acted together four times, but fell in love on the set of their second movie, Swing Shift. Since then, they’ve received joint stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and formed a beautiful blended family with a son of their own called Wyatt.

11. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Monthly Google searches: 22,200
Years together:
9 years
Net worth (combined):
$188 million

People will always be wild about this famous twosome. Miley Cyrus and Liam enjoyed a 9-year romance which included a film together (where they met on the set of The Last Song), a few breakups, cheating allegations, and a fairytale wedding in 2019.

Watching the couple grow up together and share a young love has truly been an obsession for many. Their marriage, however, only lasted eight months, after Miley confirmed that she was still very much bisexual and is attracted to women too.

Since her split, Miley has openly spoken about her relationship with Hemsworth saying that she was addicted to him and “hooked” on the comfort it gave her.


See Miley Cyrus’ full dating history – she’s dated more famous men – and women!


12. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Monthly Google searches: 12,100
Years together:
11 years
Net worth (combined):
$450 million

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were Hollywood’s golden couple for most of the 90s after enjoying an 11-year marriage together. The popular couple first met in 1987 at a movie screening in Los Angeles, and then started dating a few months later. They also got engaged in that same year and married after a month in Vegas before Demi fell pregnant with their first child Rumer on their wedding night – talk about a perfect romance!

Bruce and Demi later welcomed two more girls; Scout in 1991 and Tallulah in 1994. Their busy careers, however, took a toll on their marriage and they finally parted in 1998.

Proving that some exes really do stay friends, Demi and Bruce actually quarantined together during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

13. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Monthly Google searches: 90,500
Years together:
6 years
Net worth (combined):
$600 million

We still moon over this lavish affair years after their breakup. In 1998, Brad and Jennifer enjoyed their first date together, four years after officially meeting, and got engaged a year later. In 2000, they had a secret and swanky wedding, and their life as a couple changed forever.

Their relationship was hyper-scrutinized following several gorgeous red carpet displays and on-screen appearances (remember Will Colbert from Friends?!) and in 2004, Jen talked about wanting to start a family with her husband.

Brad had other plans, however, after meeting Angelina Jolie and falling madly in love with her that same year. Despite this famous love triangle though, Jen has always remained friendly towards Brad and he was even invited to her 50th birthday bash, making many fans hope that Brad and Jen would finally rekindle their romance. 

14. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Monthly Google searches: 60,500
Years together:
12 years
Net worth (combined):
$420 million

One of the most powerful pairs in the spotlight, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt starred in several movies together, famously adopted children, and had stories written about them, turning them into Hollywood’s “it” couple.

Starting their hookup with a publicized scandal, Angelina and Brad first met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith and formed a romance while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

The hot duo being branded ‘Brangelina’ went on to weather the storm with a wedding, six children and health scares together before they called it quits and entered a messy divorce after 12 years. Like many of these celebs though, Brangelina have found a good co-parenting rhythm. 

15. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Monthly Google searches: 6,600
Years together:
22 years
Net worth (combined):
$350 million

Although their relationship was kept secret at the time due to their drastic 25-year age difference, they’ve still managed to enjoy a loving and open marriage that has lasted for over two decades. Michael Douglas and Catherine-Zeta Jones are clearly the definition of ‘couple goals’.

The iconic actors met in 1998, got engaged a year later, and married within two years. They then went on to have a son, Dylan and daughter, Carys together, starred in films alongside each other and had a $1.5 million wedding.

Cool fact? These two may be years apart in age, but they actually share the same birthday!

16. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson 

Monthly Google searches: 4,400
Years together:
33 years
Net worth (combined):
$400 million

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1984 when Hanks was already married at the time. However, their spark was undeniable and the pair soon married in 1988.

The popular celebrity couple have publicly experienced Hollywood achievements together, and helped one another through health scares like Rita’s breast cancer diagnosis and both recently contracting COVID-19.

Tom and Rita have two children together (Chet and Theodore) and have proven just how much they adore and love each other over their 32 years of marriage. 

17. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham 

Monthly Google searches: 2,400
Years together:
23 years
Net worth (combined):
$1 billion

One a Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer, another a mega footballer, there’s no surprise why this husband and wife is always front-page news. Victoria claims that it was “love at first sight” when she first met legendary footballer David Beckham in 1997.

Since their wedding in 1999, the pair are still obsessed with each other and welcomed four beautiful children into this world (Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper).

Throughout their 21 years of marriage, “Posh and Becks” became the most photographed celebrity couple. They wore several matching outfits, David faced cheating allegations, while Victoria launched her fashion line, and a joint Signature Fragrance Collection. Their romantic flame clearly still burns strong and they’ve remained the ultimate couple inspiration for everyone worldwide.

18. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Monthly Google searches: 27,100
Years together:
3 years
Net worth (combined):
$320 million

This celebrity couple was the talk of the town in the 90s! Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake began dating in 1999, and constantly gave pop lovers an insight into their sweet relationship.

From wearing matching denim outfits at the 2001 American Music Awards to performing together at the Super Bowl, everyone’s eyes were on this famous couple until their breakup in 2002. Perhaps Justin’s Cry Me a River music video made their relationship even more hot news, after inclining that Britney had cheated on him.  

19. Chris Brown and Rihanna

Monthly Google searches: (unknown)
Years together:
5 years
Net worth (combined):
$600 million

Chris Brown and Rihanna are one of the most famous couples for all the wrong reasons. While their relationship was admired by many at first, it was quickly frowned upon following their controversial bust-up. After dating for two years, Chris had beaten Rihanna and left her bruised during one of their fights, making their break-up one of the most publicized in the world.

Despite Chris’ controversial behavior, the duo rekindled their romance in 2013 with Rihanna defending their relationship – “It’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.” 

After a few months, Chris and Rihanna broke up once more, putting their scandalized relationship behind them.


We’ve got a full list of Chris Brown’s relationship history and all the men Rihanna has dated!


20. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Monthly Google searches: 40,500
Years together:
3 years
Net worth (combined):
$170 million

If you thought Twilight was the most popular thing in pop culture back in 2008-2009, you thought wrong. It was in fact its actors, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship that was the talk on everyone’s lips.

From co-stars to sweethearts, their 3-year romance made fans besotted until their split in 2012 when Kristen was photographed cheating on Robert with Rupert Sanders.

Although Robert and Kristen got back together just a few months later, they finally split in May 2013. Turns out their love story wasn’t as strong as Bella and Edward’s.

While some celeb couples don’t withhold the scandals and speculations, others prove what it’s like to be entirely committed to your marriage.

Whether they’ve lasted or not, one thing’s for sure – these famous celebrity couples have remained popular over the years. 

Which popular celebrity couples are your favorites? Let us know by leaving a comment in the section below. 


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There are sections of this article that were written by Angela Stephanou.

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Joanna has a history in the fashion world; having studied lifestyle and fashion journalism at BA and MA level, she then proceeded to work in the hustle and bustle of fashion PR. These days you can find her working in the marketing sphere, content writing and religiously following the ins and outs of the entertainment world. She’s obsessed with celebrity style and the Kardashians – but who isn’t?!

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