2017 was a big year for celebrity couples. We saw our share of famous couples splurge on luxurious nights out, travel adventures and romantic gestures. While many of these stories made for juicy Instagram posts and Snapchat stories, the reality was that most of these couples had been together for years. They had been through thick and thin and seen more celebrity couples come and go than they could ever remember.
History books can be amended and many a celebrity couple’s names now appear in them twice. However, while some celebrity pairings remain a complete mystery, others are now famous for all the wrong reasons. Being famous alone doesn’t guarantee that your personal life will be a total mess, but it certainly doesn’t help. Here are some of the most overlooked celebrity couples of 2017.
Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson
It’s safe to say that 2017 was a good year for Tom Hanks. The legendary actor received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film Lincoln, was nominated for an Academy Award and won London Film Festival and Critics’ Choice Awards for his leading role as the 16th President of the United States. He also scooped a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
For his part, Rita Wilson kept busy as the producer of the documentary Minding Matt’s Baby, which is about the filmmaker and his quest to make a sequel to his cult classic Clue: The Complete Novel. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Family Film and an Academy Award for Best Non-English Language Film.
Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott
Like many other celebrity couples, the Jenner/Scott collaboration was on full display this year. Since their metamorphic social media moments in 2016, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alumna and her rapper beau have treated their followers to a steamy video every month. The year 2017 was no exception, as the couple released a string of sexy videos, including a steamy lip-sync performance to Drake’s “Nice for What” and a dramatic music video directed by Matty Cohen (Maroon 5’s “Adventure”). Moreover, they went on a romantic vacation to Venice, Italy, where they visited key historical sites and spent hours walking around the city’s streets in search of the perfect photo opportunity.
Coincidentally, the same week that the couple’s collab videos dropped, Kylie’s good friend and collaborator Charli XCX released her third studio album, Charli.
The album, which features prominent guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Travis Scott and more, was met with universal acclaim. Charli XCX was also named Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. While the album was a major success, it was Kylie and Travis’s celebrity couple collabs that stole the show.
Jared Leto And Camila Camileri
Jared Leto and Camila Camileri tied the knot in an intimate beach ceremony in March 2017. The couple met on the set of the Camila movie in 2015 and began dating shortly thereafter. They kept their engagement a secret until their wedding day, which was heavily trailed in advance on the brand’s social media platforms. One month after their beach ceremony, the couple announced the birth of their first child, a son named Bronx.
Though Leto and Camila have been together for less than a year, their journey so far has been well-documented on social media. The singer and his guitarist band mates, Mark Ronson and Frank D’Anna, have also shared a lot of behind-the-scenes details about the making of the couple’s music video for “Sad Songs (Summertime).”
Dakota Johnson And Nikolai Fominykh
Dakota Johnson and Nikolai Fominykh’s story began with a beautiful blonde woman and a handsome Russian billionaire. The duo first spotted each other at a party in the Hamptons and reconnected several weeks later on a private yacht that was sailing from Nice to Monaco. Since then, the ice-cream-eating, bad-hair-day-celebrity-turned-actress-turned-supermodel couple have been inseparable.
The two were first linked as a couple when they were both cast in the same film project. While Johnson was filming Grand Tour in London, she was joined by Fominykh, who was there to film an appearance on Dancing With the Stars. The two enjoyed a low-profile romance that was highlighted by a few stolen kisses and a vow to keep their relationship a secret. In October 2017, Fominykh proposed to Johnson during an art-filled ceremony in Monte Carlo. The couple said “I do” to a crowd of their close friends and family members, who were all wearing custom-made dresses and outfits.
Though the couple kept a low profile, fans of Johnson learned of their engagement when she tweeted out a photo of her and Fominykh in matching engagement rings.
Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s professional relationship dates back to 1995, when they worked together on Moneyball. The two were famously paired in the film Millennium and went on to appear in Monster Magazine, among other projects. During a Golden Globe interview in December 2016, Pitt opened up about the “complicated” evolution of their relationship and their decision to keep their professional and personal lives separate. He even jokingly referred to himself as Aniston’s “handler” during the interview. While Pitt has been vocal about his love for Aniston in the past, their romance was kept under wraps until a 2017 Vanity Fair story broke the news. After a lengthy courtship, the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor married Aniston in a secret ceremony in Florence, Italy, on July 16th. The couple spent their anniversary quietly, spending the night at a luxury hotel in Madrid and keeping their relationship under wraps.
Pitt and Aniston have maintained a low public profile since their wedding day. The actor mostly kept to himself while on the set of A River Below, leaving Aniston to brace for the prestige of being Brad’s wife. The actress still attends various events and premieres, often wearing revealing dresses and holding hands with her husband. When paired together, Pitt and Aniston usually appear to be deeply in love and celebrate their anniversary throughout the year. Though they keep their personal life separate from their professional one, their professional paths rarely separate either.
Khloe Kardashian And Tristan Thompson
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s fair isle-blue eyes and rosy cheeks may make them look like an idyllic couple, but the reality star and her football player husband have been married for years. The sisters-in-law were first linked as a couple in 2014 and began dating a few months later. While some fans were surprised to see the reality star wearing her wedding ring, Kardashian has been open about her relationship with Thompson, whom she met when she was 15 years old.
The two have been together since 2014 but kept their engagement a secret until this year, when the basketball star became engaged to Khloe’s half-sister, Kim. On Christmas Day, the Kardashian twins wedding was attended by hundreds of friends and family members, many of whom lined the streets to watch the happy couple’s carriage ride. On Twitter, the Kardashian family shared several behind-the-scenes photos from the wedding day, including one of Khloe and Tristan wedding rings.
Matt Damon And Luciana Agnelli
While many famous couples saw their fair share of ups and downs in 2017, Matt Damon and Luciana Agnelli kept their story to themselves. The Academy Award-winning couple met while working on The Legend of Robinson Crusoe, where they played love interests. Eventually, they were paired together while filming a Cheese Soufflé – which they had to eat cold in front of the camera – and their chemistry was instantly on display. The New York Times called their onscreen chemistry “magic,” while The Hollywood Reporter commented that Damon was “hitting all the right notes.”
Over the past year, they have mostly kept a low profile.
However, the couple were recently spotted celebrating Thanksgiving together in Los Angeles. According to People, the two are usually busy filming Damon’s latest movie projects and have been trying to keep their relationship low-profile.