Love is a tricky thing for anyone, but trying to have a relationship while the public judges your every move definitely makes it even harder. You constantly have millions of eyes on you, trying to decipher the slightest changes in your body language or the expressions on your face.
Tabloids seem to be constantly keeping track of the newest couples, which makes it a little hard to remember what happened years ago. There were a lot of celebrity pairings that seem completely unbelievable now, but at one point they were the hugest deal. How many of these do you actually remember?
1. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
These two dated for three years after starring in the movie Seven. Paltrow claimed earlier this year that she still blames herself for that relationship ending.
2. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
After working together in Edward Scissorhands, the young stars fell in love. They were even engaged at one point, which resulted in Depp's infamous "Winona Forever" tattoo that had to be changed to "Wino Forever" when they broke up in 1993.
3. Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford
They were often called the "sexiest couple alive" but it didn't work out. They were married in 1991 but split in 1995, with Cindy stating that the 17 year age gap influenced her choice.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
They were very young when they dated, but Robert Downey Jr.'s battle with addiction was too much for their relationship to survive.
5. Ellen Degeneres and Anne Heche
The two started publicly dating shortly after Degenes came out in 1997. Their relationship lasted three years before its eventual demise, but at the time it was seen as a pretty big deal.
Those aren't the only couples you have forgotten about...
6. Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
Grant and Hurley had a highly publicized split after Grant was caught soliciting a prostitute in L.A. The pair parted ways but they still spend a lot of time together. Grant is even the godfather to Hurley's 13-year-old son.
7. Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson
Danson and Goldberg met in 1988, but when they were in a movie together in 1992 they fell in love. The problem was that Danson was married at the time. They had an affair that ended Danson's marriage with a $30 million divorce settlement. Their relationship had its ups and downs, but ultimately burned out after only a year.
8. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan
The pair were a famous on-screen couple on Friends post-Ross and Rachel, but they actually dated in real life long before. They actually got engaged in 1997 but broke up before getting married.
9. Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton
Cox dated Keaton long before she starred on Friends. They met back in 1989 and dated for six years. She has said that it was the "most important relationship I've ever had, and I think he's the most wonderful person I've ever met."
10. Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett
In 1993 Roberts married the country star only three weeks after they met, but they divorced two years later.