It seems like every week there’s a new celebrity couple hitting the headlines and fans are going crazy over their relationship. While many of these pairs have been together for a while and their romance has been well-documented, there are still plenty of others that have kept their relationship status a secret. It can be hard to keep up with the latest news in celebrity relationships so let’s take a quick look back at some of the most prominent celebrity couples over the past year.
The Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed Duo
The most discussed celebrity couple this year has been Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed. The Twilight alum has been open about her relationship with the former La La Land star and fans have taken to social media to give them both a massive #TeamKSteffy vote. Although their publicist has insisted that these are “just friends”, the intense media coverage and thousands of paparazzi photos that have surfaced seem to suggest something more. In an attempt to further solidify their relationship, the duo were spotted holding hands and smiling at each other during a break at the SAG Awards in January.
Stewart has also reportedly given Reed some pretty lavish gifts, like diamond earrings, a ring, and a bracelet. And let’s not forget about those sweetheart selfies they shared on social media either. If these two are indeed “just friends”, it’s a pretty quiet one.
Robert Pattinson And Katy Perry
Another “couple” that has been the subject of a lot of tabloid headlines this past year is Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry. The Twilight actor and the California girl have been dating since 2014 and their fans have taken to social media to wish them a long and happy relationship. The two were first spotted holding hands while walking in New York City in January 2017 and have since been photographed numerous times as a couple. As with Stewart and Reed, it seems like Pattinson has gone above and beyond to make sure that his ex-fiancee feels welcome in his family. When Perry visited Los Angeles for the screening of her film adaptation of The Cinderella Story in November, she was treated to a tour of the set of Twilight and even got to meet some of the cast and crew.
Pattinson’s representatives have always denied that he and Perry are an item, but in December, the actor was photographed arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport with a female companion whom he introduced as his “fiancée”. While it’s great that the actor has opened up his home to Perry, gifting her a wedding dress as a present in 2016 and hiring a wedding planner to make sure she has a memorable day was probably over the top. We can only hope that his efforts will earn him a little brownie point with the Twilight fans who have grown tired of the continuous “couple” rumors.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson And Abigail Marchetti
Another celebrity couple that has been making a lot of headlines this year is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Abigail Marchetti. The wrestler and his makeup artist ex-fiancée were first photographed together as a couple while on holiday in Italy in January and have since been spotted holding hands and kissing during numerous red carpet events. Marchetti recently opened up about the public’s interest in their relationship and how it has affected their professional careers, saying:
“We get recognized all the time now. It’s been awesome. I’ve been able to step into the role of a wife and manage the fame. I handled it really well. People assume we’re married because we look so happy together. Which we are. He’s a wonderful person, very caring. We’ve been very lucky.”
Marchetti is the latest in a long line of famous ladies that The Rock has dated. He was previously married to Marjorie Merriweather for 18 years and has fathered eight children with her. In addition to his acting and wrestling fame, The Rock has done extensive charity work and founded the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Foundation, which provides support and funding for cancer research, children’s hospitals and more.
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie
Another couple that has been making a lot of headlines this year is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple, who were married in 2014, have already been the subject of plenty of tabloid speculation regarding their romance, particularly since Pitt was previously married to Jennifer Aniston and has a daughter, Maddox, with her. However, it’s clear that these two are committed to each other and are proud to share their story with the world. A source close to the couple recently told People that the fame has not changed how they feel about each other and that they are still in love:
“They’re still madly in love. It’s beautiful to see. Angelina always puts her family first, and she wants to make sure that Brad gets all the attention he needs and wants. She wants the paparazzi to see that he’s with her.”
Jolie is also a breast cancer survivor and has been very open about her experience. When she discovered the disease, she had a double mastectomy and now utilizes her celebrity to help raise awareness about the disease. She also co-founded the World Breast Cancer Foundation with her actor brother, Louis, and their mother, Marchetta. In addition to her work with the WBFC, Angelina has also been very involved with UN Women and Girls since 2015, when she became a goodwill ambassador for the organization. She has been photographed holding numerous meetings with various world leaders to discuss the status of women and has been vocal about her support for equal pay for women.
Zayn Malik And Gigi Hadid
Another celebrity couple making a lot of headlines this year is Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid. The former One Direction member and the former Victoria’s Secret model have been dating since 2015 and were first spotted in public as a couple during the final season of the Netflix series, Sex Education. Since then, they have been photographed time and time again and have even launched their own clothing line, called ZAYN. As with many other celebrity couples, their fans have taken to social media to wish them a long and happy union. In a statement to Newsweek, a representative for Malik said:
“They’re just really happy to be together. I think people assume that because they’ve been together for so long that they’re going to be married. But they’re really passionate about each other and they want to make sure that their fans and their friends know how much they care.”
In addition to their fashion industry work, Zayn and Gigi have been very open about their relationship and have even addressed the issue of fame in a joint interview with Harper’s Bazaar:
“You get used to it, really. Once you’re in it, you can’t really stay out of it. It’s not like you wake up one day and decide, ‘I’m going to go back to my regular life,’ because there is no’regular life’ with this many people watching you. So you make the best of it.”
Malik also confessed to Vogue that trying to lead a “normal life” with so much attention is difficult:
“I haven’t done an interview in about a year because I don’t want to ruin any opportunities to spend time with Gigi. She’s the best.”
Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel
Another couple that has been making a lot of headlines this year is Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The singer and the actress were first linked together in 2015 when they were both featured on the cover of Rolling Stone and have been photographed together numerous times since. Although they have maintained a romantic connection, it seems that their professional relationship has been challenging. Their representatives have said that they remain “friends” and that there is “no real update” on their relationship status. In October, Jessica Biel even took to Instagram to air out her frustrations about the lack of progress in their relationship:
“I’m so sick of being connected to this fake news about me and Justin. I’m not connected to him, we’re just friends. I have a lot of friends that are in the entertainment industry and they keep telling me that there’s this perception that we’re dating. I’m like, ‘What is this perception?’ I have no idea what you’re talking about. We’re just friends.”