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Best celebrity couples of all time

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Best celebrity couples of all time

Best celebrity couple: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

Timeline: Met September 2013; married in September 2014.   Rumour has it that when George Clooney met Amal Alamuddin at a charity event last fall, she refused his number. (Take note, friends.) The perennial bachelor pursued the London-based human rights lawyer via email, and less than a year later the glamorous duo is shutting down Venice for their star-studded nuptials. (Imagine the best man toast? Get ready, Clooney.)   MUST-READ: 7 things to know about Amal Alamuddin

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLECanada.com

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Favourite celebrity couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Timeline: Started dating in 2005; got engaged in 2012. The megacouple known as Brangelina were media catnip from the very start. One month after Pitt’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston, he was photographed “frolicking” on a beach with Jolie, sparking a tabloid firestorm which has yet to die down. Nine years and six kids later, they’re (apparently) still going strong. GALLERY: 20+ best dressed male celebrities

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Favourite celebrity couple: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Timeline: Met during their Mickey Mouse Club tenure in the 1990s; publicly came out as a couple in 1999; broke up in 2002. First, a moment for this photo, snapped at the 2001 American Music Awards. (AMAZING.) Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the world’s cutest couple—Spears even admitted that Timberlake was her first kiss. Then she (allegedly) cheated on him. They broke up. He made THAT video with the Britney lookalike (“Cry Me a River”). Now she’s been married (and divorced) twice, and he’s with Jessica Biel. Strange times. GALLERY: Our favourite celebrity selfies

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Favourite celebrity couple: Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Timeline: Started dating in 2001; married in 2008. Talk about a fairy tale: Queen Bey and Jay-Z met at a Vanity Fair cover shoot, welcomed baby Blue Ivy in 2012, and in 2013, they earned about $95 million. Call it from hard knock life to happily ever after. GALLERY: Beyoncé's style evolution

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Favourite celebrity couple: Prince William and Kate Middleton

Timeline: Met in 2001; broke up briefly in 2007; married in 2011. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are beloved for many reasons—her fashion sense, his cut-glass accent—but none greater than the impression they’ve been able to create of ushering in a kinder, gentler modern monarchy. Long may they reign. GALLERY: Our favourite pics of Will and Kate

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Favourite celebrity couple: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Timeline: Started dating in 1998; married in 2000; divorced in 2005. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were the most beloved couple of the decade until their shock, Angelina-induced split post Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Almost 10 years later, their “love triangle” still rules tabloid headlines. GALLERY: Jennifer Aniston's style evolution

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Favourite celebrity couple: Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams

Timeline: Met in 2004; separated in 2007. In 2005, a year after Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams met on the set of Brokeback Mountain, Williams gave birth to their daughter, Matilda and set up house in Brooklyn. Their split, in 2007, was amicable, but there were terrible times ahead. In January 2008, Ledger died from an accidental overdose. In 2011, Williams admitted that she’d kept her pixie cut as a tribute to Ledger, “I cut it for the one straight man who ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.” GALLERY: 20+ most iconic red carpet dresses

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Favourite celebrity couple: Katy Perry and John Mayer

Timeline: Started dating in 2012; broke up and got back together in 2013. The course of love never did run smooth, and it’s taken a few tries for this power couple to find their groove. (“Coupling is a tricky thing,” Mayer confided to Ellen DeGeneres after he and Perry split the first time). Now they’re going strong, even collaborating on the ballad “Who You Love.” GALLERY: Katy Perry's top fashion and beauty looks

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Favourite celebrity couple: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Timeline: Started dating in 2002; engaged in late 2002; split in 2004. Ah, Bennifer, the first of the celebrity portmanteaus. Ben Affleck and J.Lo met on the set of Gigli—in retrospect, a portent of their doomed romance. After the 6-carat diamond ring and the “Jenny from the Block” video, it all fell apart amid persistent cheating rumours involving Affleck and a Canadian stripclub. In 2012, he talked about that era in GQ: “At the time, I knew on some level, ‘This is insane.’” GALLERY: Jennifer Lopez's style evolution

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Favourite celebrity couple: Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

Timeline: Started dating in 2006. This stylish couple inspires affection from almost everyone—they’re ultra likable, ultra fashionable and always seem head-over-heels in love. GALLERY: 10 new red carpet style stars

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Favourite celebrity couple: Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

Timeline: Started dating in 1994; split in 1998. Were Kate Moss and Johnny Depp the coolest couple of all time? Absolutely. The duo met at the height of their respective “raising hell” stages, and partied in the chicest spots around the globe. Last year, Moss confided that after they broke up, she gave herself over to “years of crying”. Us too. GALLERY: The best fashion looks from Kate Moss

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Favourite celebrity couple: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

Timeline: Started dating in 1997; married in 1999. It was love at first sight for England’s second most famous couple. David Beckham went on tour with Victoria during her Spice Girls days, earning the duo the tabloid nickname “Posh ‘n’ Becks.” 15 years later, they’re a family of six (including the adorable Harper Seven), David is retired and Victoria is a successful fashion designer. Who would have predicted it? GALLERY: Victoria Beckham's style evolution

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Favourite celebrity couple: Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

Timeline: Started dating in 1987; split in 2000. Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley became famous at the same time: him for Four Weddings and a Funeral, and her for the Versace safety pin dress she wore to the film’s premiere. They weathered Grant’s 1995 prostitute scandal in 1995, before splitting five years later. They reportedly remain close friends. GALLERY: Top 10 celebrity style must-haves

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Favourite celebrity couple: Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani

Timeline: Met in 2005; married in 2002. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale met when No Doubt toured as Bush’s opening act in 1995. (He reportedly threw a party as an excuse to hang out with her. We would too.) They now live in London with their two sons, and Stefani is frequently snapped looking stylish on the school run. The L.A.M.B designer is also collaborating with L.A. denim king Michael Glasser on a new line called Design With Purpose. Our favourite celebrity style evolutions

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLECanada.com

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Favourite celebrity couple: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Timeline: Started dating in 2008; broke up in 2012; reconciled in 2013 before breaking up again. Once the world found out that Twilight’s Bella Swan and Edward Cullen were dating in real life, tabloids sunk their teeth into the romance. KStew and RPatz bought a house together in 2011, but the following year Stewart was snapped making out with a married director, ultimately the death knell for Hollywood’s hottest young couple. GALLERY: Kristen Stewart's 10 best looks

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Favourite celebrity couple: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Timeline: Started dating in 1987; married in 1991; divorced in 1995. Before Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen carried off the “most beautiful couple in the world” title, there was Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford. People dubbed the duo—who had a 17-year age difference—the “Sexiest Couple Alive”. Years later, Crawford reflected “It was a great chapter in my life.” Crawford married restaurateur Rande Gerber in 1998, and Gere married actress Carey Lowell in 2002. GALLERY: 20 best dressed women of all time

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Favourite celebrity couple: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus

Timeline: Started dating in 2009; broke up twice—and reconciled—in 2010; got engaged in 2012; split in 2013. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus met on the set of The Last Song and started dating when the pop phenom was 16. A predictably rocky, intense romance followed, filled with effusive declarations of love—and cheating allegations. The duo eventually called time on their relationship, and Cyrus told Barbara Walters, “I don’t ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without t hem, you can’t be yourself.” GALLERY: Miley Cyrus' 20 best Instagrams

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Favourite celebrity couple: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Timeline: Started dating in 2004; broke up in 2007; back together in 2008; split later that year. The on-screen chemistry in The Notebook (“It’s still not over!”) carried over to real life when the movie’s two Canadian stars fell in love. The “McGoslings”, a small but committed fanbase still believe that they’re meant to be, and Gosling’s generous quotes about his ex tend to fuel the flame. Post-breakup, he told GQ, “Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than [The Notebook].” Fingers crossed? Must-read: 10 insider red carpet secrets

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Favourite celebrity couple: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

Timeline: Started dating in 2007; married in 2010. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz met in 1992 when they co-starred in a Spanish film, but it wasn’t until they filmed Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona that they fell in love. Before Bardem, Cruz dated Matthew McConaughey and, famously, Tom Cruise before he married Katie Holmes. GALLERY: Hollywood's most beautiful celebrities

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Favourite celebrity couple: Jude Law and Sienna Miller

Timeline: Started dating in 2003; engaged in 2004; split in 2006; started dating again in 2009; broke up in early 2011. After meeting on the set of Alfie, Brit golden couple Jude Law and Sienna Miller set London alight with their good looks, charm and his ‘n’ hers fashion sense. It was a tumultuous relationship, though—their first split was sparked by the very public revelation that Law had cheated on Miller with his childrens’ nanny. GALLERY: How to wear the LBD with celebrity inspiration

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Favourite celebrity couple: Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes

Timeline: Met 2007; married in 2009. Claire Danes has a history of enchanting her co-stars—in 2003, her Stage Beauty co-star Billy Crudup left his seven-months pregnant fiancée for Danes. (Yikes.) Hugh Dancy and the Homeland star met on the set of Evening and tied the knot two years later. GALLERY: Celebrities with near-perfect skin

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