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7 Celebrity Couples Who Dated Before They Were Famous

Dating is pretty rough when you're young, but just try to imagine how bad it is when you are starting out in Hollywood. It has got to be hard to know who to trust, and honestly, you can't predict who is going to end up an A-list star. These celebs probably had no idea at the time that they were dating some of the biggest stars in the world.

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1. Ashton Kutcher & January Jones

Kutcher had been making a name for himself on That 70s Show, but Jones had yet to make it big. She revealed that their relationship wasn't all roses. "He was not supportive of my acting," Jones said. "He was like, 'I don't think you're going to be good at this.' So, f--k you!"

2. Reese Witherspoon and Chris O'Donnell

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The two up-and-coming actors were making their way through Hollywood when they started dating. O'Donnell had already starred in a couple features, but Witherspoon was only 16 and just starting out.

3. Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton

E! Online

Not only did this couple date, they were together for six years. Before Friends, no one really knew who Courtney Cox was, but that didn't seem to bother Batman himself. However they couple's split was amicable and afterwards Cox said “it’s the most important relationship I’ve ever had, and I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met.”

4. Justin Timberlake and Fergie

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Before Timberlake started a hugely public relationship with Britney Spears, he dated Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, even though she was a lot older. "He was 16 and I was 23," she said."It was before he got real heavy with Britney."

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5. Ryan Reynolds and Melissa Joan Hart

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Hart was already known because of her role as Clarissa, but Reynolds hadn't made it big yet. But when they made the movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch that actually came out just months before the television show, Reynolds found himself with a little crush. He tried to convince her to date him by giving her a watch. "He was 17 and I was, like, 19. I was like, "You're too young for me," Hart said. “I wasn't sure so I just grabbed him and started kissing him."

6. Busy Phillips and Colin Hanks

US Weekly

Busy Phillips and Colin Hanks actually attended college together and dated before either of them landed their first roles. “We went to Loyola Marymount University together in Los Angeles, and yeah, he was my college boyfriend. We dated for a long time, actually,” Phillips revealed. Apparently they both booked their first TV shows in the same week.

7. Justin Timberlake and Jenna Dewan Tatum

US Weekly

She may be married to Channing Tatum now, but shortly after Timberlake and Britney broke up they dated. In the Lifetime movie about Spears's life they claimed that the dance battle was because of Dewan Tatum, but she says that Timberlake and Spears had been broken up for a long time before they dated. “We dated. Yeah. Not that long. We were like friends — friends! — that dated. I was not a rebound! I was very clear not to be that.” She was one of the backup dancers on his tour before she landed the role in Step Up with her future husband.

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