Do opposites attract? This question has been debatable for the longest of time. Take Beauty and the Beast for example, regardless of the looks factor, opposing style or completely different personalities, the couple lived happily ever after. Like Beauty and the Beast, most of these celebrity couples found love irrespective of large age, living in different countries or having absolutely nothing in common (well seen in the public eye of course). They somehow met and fell head over heels for each other. Granted, some of these pairings are no longer together, but when they were, and at the time we definitely thought ‘how on earth did this happen?’
We apologise in advance for leaving you utterly confused! Here are our top picks of odd celebrity hook-ups:
Madonna & Michael Jackson
Yes, it happened folks! Madonna has revealed that she used to smocth Michael Jackson back in the day. During her Carpool Karaoke with James Corden era. The Queen of Pop revealed that they used to kiss, and she was the one who obviously made the first move, “because he was a little shy” quote, Madonna.
Seal & Tyra Banks
Heidi Klum’s ex-hubby had a thing for super, supermodels. Seal and Tyra Banks dated in 1996, the pair kept their fling under wraps making only one public appearance as a couple. The romance was of course short lived.
Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves
Diane Keaton did cougars across the land proud when she was rumoured to be dating Keanu Reeves in 2005, after meeting on the set of Something’s Gotta Give, two years before. Keanu was alleged to have dumped his then-girlfriend to date the Oscar winner, nearly 20 years his senior, and she was reportedly seen visiting his L.A. house ‘after hours’. However, Diane later denied the claims, saying: “I wish there was a link between Keanu and me, but I haven’t seen him since filming ended” – could have fooled us, Diane.
Tom Cruise and Cher
This unlikely couple dated in 1987 when Tom Cruise was just starting out in his career and Cher was at the peak of hers. The singer described the actor, who is 16 years younger than her, as “shy”, but admitted: “I was crazy for him”.
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Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio
Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio allegedly hooked up for a brief affair in 1995 just before the actor’s star rocketed with the success of Romeo and Juliet and Titanic.
Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra
What’s Simon Cowell doing here with Carmen Electra? Persuading her to become a judge on one of his many shows? No, actually the pair were enjoying a romantic meal at a West Hollywood eaterie.
Madonna & Tupac
Madonna has revealed that she dated the late rapper Tupac before his untimely death in 1996. The singer revealed that the late rapper “got me all riled up about life in general” and left her “feeling very gangsta”.
In more recent times….
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
Mother Monster found her mate! Lady Gaga is known for her over-the-top costumes and wild on-stage antics, but she found a relatively normal match in hunky Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney.
Selene Gomez and the Weeknd
Early this year, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) were first spotted having dinner in L.A., where they were pictured cuddling throughout the evening. Since then, the couple has taken their love worldwide, travelling to Italy together and making their romance known on social media.
Well, as they say, “love is in the eye of the beholder”.