2019 was a year of unpredictable romance and love for Hollywood. From breakups that lead to new marriages to love between co-stars, even the most unlikely celebrity has found a match. Now that the 2010s are officially over, we thought we’d share which stars managed to find love for themselves during 2019.
1. Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson
Demi Lovato was not shy about how her feelings towards Bachelorette star Mike Johnson. After seeing the air force veteran and part-time model fighting for the heart of Season 15’s Hannah Brown, Lovato took to Instagram, posting stories which included captions like, “Mike I accept your rose.” She got even more up front, saying, “Swing me, kiss me! Boo boo!”
Johnson seemed unable to resist the Grammy-nominated artist. What started as a few coy likes on Instagram soon evolved in to full-blown dating. When asked about it, Johnson shyly admitted, “I think she’s absolutely fantastic…and, uh, she kisses really well.” The relationship was short-lived however, and the two split in October 2019.
2. Liam Hemsworth and Maddison Brown
After Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth parted ways, the question was not whether Hemsworth would find love again, it was: with whom? Sure enough, on a chilly mid-October day, Hemsworth was seen walking through New York’s fashionable West Village with none other than fellow Australian actor and model Maddison Brown on his arm.
Brown is best known for her work in the Dynasty television reboot. For her, having a career is her main focus. That’s not to say, however, that she isn’t harboring feelings for the former Hunger Games star. In an interview with People magazine, a friend of the couple reported, “Both being Aussies, their love for the beach and the fact that they share careers has bonded them. They are a very cute couple.”
3. Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale
2019 was full of unexpected superstar couplings, and one of the most surprising was the relationship between Saturday Night Live star and stand-up comedian Pete Davidson and Underworld film series star, Kate Beckinsale. The two apparently hit it off at a post-Golden Globes party on January 8, 2019. After some cutesy back and forth, they were finally seen together in public in February.
While fans were stunned that the celebrity couple would date in spite of their considerable age difference, it didn’t seem to faze the celebrity couple. By March, the pair were already meeting each other’s parents! Despite that, this romance did not pan out, and at the end of April the two decided to end the relationship and just be friends.
4. Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund
Fans who had been surprised to learn that American Horror Story star Emma Roberts had split up from co-star Evan Peters were intrigued when they discovered she had found a new beau. While the two had started off as strictly friends in social settings, it was soon revealed that Roberts was dating film star Garrett Hedlund.
Hedlund is best known for appearing in films like Troy, Four Brothers, and more recently, Triple Frontier. But he hasn’t let work get in the way of being with his new lady. The two have been seen all over Los Angeles, and many are speculating that this celebrity couple are taking things pretty seriously.
5. Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron
This past summer things were certainly heating up in New York City between fashion model Gigi Hadid and season 15’s Bachelor runner-up, Tyler Cameron. In July 2019, the duo were seen staying up late in the city that never sleeps as they went to a chic late-night Brooklyn club, not leaving until two in the morning.
Fans eagerly watched, wondering what was going to happen between this celebrity couple. According to a source speaking anonymously to E! News, “They are both gorgeous and single and they’ve had fun spending time together.” However, apparently the two weren’t planning on anything serious, and stopped seeing each other a few months later.
6. Halsey and Evan Peters
After seven years together with American Horror Story co-star Emma Roberts, fans weren’t sure when Evan Peters was going to jump back into a relationship. Soon tabloids were practically on fire as they spat out story after story when the American Horror Story and X-Men star was seen at a Six Flags with Grammy-nominated electro-pop star, Halsey.
The two were definitely tight-lipped around reporters who demanded to know what was happening between the two. Finally, it seems that Halsey couldn’t contain her excitement any longer. She spilled the beans to Ellen DeGeneres live on her show. Gossip hasn’t cooled down since then though. Rumors are afloat after Peters was seen gently touching Halsey’s stomach, leading many to wonder if the two were about to take a big leap together.
7. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
When the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer” was released in November of 2013, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were just friends. According to Cabello, they had already been pals for a long time, and she wouldn’t allow herself to admit just how far her feelings for him went. But on a warm July day in San Francisco, a single kiss would change everything.
When Camila Cabello told the story of her romance to a crowd of a couple hundred fans in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, she gushed at how this relationship was her first taste of true love and the inspiration to the songs on her newest album, Romance. While Mendes was never mentioned by name, the two have been linked together since the summer of 2019. For once, we’re the ones singing “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
8. David Harbour and Lily Allen
With a theater seating over 1,200 viewers, the Piccadilly on London’s West End attracts all sorts of people. One night in August 2019, a surprising couple went to take their seats in preparation to see Stefano Massini’s play The Lehman Trilogy. Audiences might have been staring at the celebrity couple rather than the show, since it was none other than pop sensation Lily Allen and Stranger Things actor David Harbour.
Fans were stunned at this unlikely match. “When on earth did this happen?!” one fan of Allen tweeted, “Thought I knew all the gossip!” Apparently the two have been going strong ever since that fateful first date, cuddling up at basketball games and not being shy about some public displays of affection on both sides of The Pond.
9. Lana Del Rey and Sean Larkin
Lana Del Rey may have had a rough summer if her hit song “Summertime Sadness” is to be taken at face value, but this winter she may have finally found herself a real beau to keep her warm. That love interest is Sean Larkin, father of two and reality show star on the Emmy Award-winning documentary series Live PD.
Not only is Larkin a star and adviser on Live PD, which follows the lives of actual officers just like him, but he is also the host of A&E’s PD Cam. Larkin and Del Rey were reportedly seen together in New York, taking a romantic stroll around Manhattan’s Central Park. They have recently opted to make their relationship public on social media.
10. Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks
Throughout the beginning of the holiday season, tabloids were circulating around actor Liam Hemsworth’s relationship with Australian actress and model Maddison Brown. But as Thanksgiving ended and families prepared for the December holidays, Hemsworth looked like he would be bringing home somebody new for Christmas.
According to the Daily Mail, Hemsworth was seen not only with a new lady, Australian model Gabriella Brooks, but he even introduced her to his mother! The two seemed to get along famously and it remains yet to be seen where this relationship will go. Will the two turn into something serious? Or will Hemsworth be bringing home another belle in 2020?
11. Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
You never know where you might find love, and that was certainly the case for country music star Miranda Lambert and her new husband Brendan McLoughlin. The couple surprised everyone after announcing that they had been wed in a secret ceremony in February 2019.
Apparently the two had met in a completely unexpected way. Brendan McLoughlin was actually a police officer pulling security for the Good Morning America talk show where Lambert happened to be playing that day with her band. After being spotted by some of her friends, they decided to take matters into their own hands. McLoughlin was invited to meet Lambert backstage, and the rest, as they say, is history.
12. Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren
Is there anything in this world more pure and sweet than young love? Fans and tabloid magazines are swooning over 23-year-old couple Alexis Ren and Noah Centineo. Apparently, after “eight or nine months” together, Ren was already talking about the strong feelings she had towards Centineo, saying, “Yeah, I love that man. He’s amazing.”
The two met through mutual friends and, according to an article from MTV’s online site, they are frequently seen at high-end events throughout Los Angeles. However, apparently Ren still hasn’t seen Centineo’s Netflix film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Perhaps it’s because those two lovebirds are too busy having fun hitting the town together?
13. Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield
When Rita Ora was asked on a SiriusXM radio interview who she preferred as Spiderman, Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, the British singer-songwriter seemed unable to find her answer. Finally, between laughs, Ora answered, “I don’t watch Spiderman, that’s my answer.” After months of rumors the reason for her [non]answer was soon let out. Ora and Garfield were officially an item.
After an enjoyable Christmas together, it seemed like things were really going swimmingly for this celebrity couple. However, a few months later in March of 2019, the two were separated after Garfield told Ora that he wanted “a more private life.” Even though this was a surprise to Ora, the separation was reportedly amicable.
14. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeanne Cadieu
Fans reacted with jubilation after Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal was seen strolling arm-in-arm with 23-year-old French model, Jeanne Cadieu in December 2018. However, with an age gap of 15 years between the two, many wondered if this flame was destined to be extinguished.
While the two have remained tight-lipped about their romance, it seems as though they are still going strong. A source reported to W magazine that “she and Jake really took things slow, but are now pretty serious.” While Gyllenhaal is a fan of acting on Broadway, he told People magazine that the next big role he’s looking for is as a father. Does this mean that Cadieu could be the one?
15. Timothée Chalamet and Lily Rose Depp
Viewers who watched actor Timothée Chalamet star in the Netflix original film The King seemed as though they were generally thrilled by Chalamet’s portrayal of the English king Henry V’s historical saga. But those same viewers may not have been aware that off set, Chalamet was having a more personal adventure with none other than acclaimed actor Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose Depp, his co-star.
The relationship seemed a little touch and go. Many wondered if the two were serious together or not as they both dodged questions thrown at them about their status. But frequent sightings in the States and Paris, along with a couple public kisses, seem to leave little room for doubt.
16. Jesse Williams and Taylour Paige
Rumors were abuzz in January of 2019 when Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams was seen cozying up next to VH1’s Hit the Floor actress Taylour Paige during the Sundance Film Festival. Soon after, in May of that year, the two posted photos together on their Instagram pages, with Paige captioning hers with the word “hoodrats” and Williams writing, “Chonkyfire.”
Since then, the two have been practically inseparable, appearing on dates and at red carpet events together. Most recently, the pair were spotted together in attendance for the premiere of the Netflix film The Irishman, Williams wearing a gold chain and Paige sporting a satin pink dress.
17. Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson
After Miley Cyrus took to YouTube to release a new holiday song titled “My Sad Christmas Song,” many thought that the world-famous pop star would be due for a lonely holiday season. But it turns out that, in spite of the song’s title, these fans could not have been more wrong. Not only was Cyrus far from alone this season, she was involved with none other than Cody Simpson.
Simpson, a Broadway actor from Australia, began seeing the Billboard-ranked artist in late fall, and the two were not shy about documenting their affections for each other via social media. Cyrus first uploaded a love poem Simpson wrote for her and later a video of them together celebrating her 27th birthday.
18. Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins
Ever heard of Boys in the Band? It’s a Broadway production about a group of gay men living in New York City who gather together one night at a friend’s apartment to throw him a birthday party. In the most recent production, Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells plays the boyfriend of fellow actor Tuc Watkins. That romance extended offstage as well: by September 2019 the two announced they were officially dating.
Their onstage chemistry was apparently so well-received by theater audiences that even Netflix caught wind, and seemed inspired to adapt the show into a feature film. Not only that, but the film will star the celebrity couple reprising their same Broadway roles.
19. Luke Benward and Ariel Winter
Best known for his role as Bo in the Netflix film Dumplin’, Luke Benward has been friends with the popular actress Ariel Winter, famous for playing the part of Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family. After splitting up with her longtime boyfriend Levi Meandon, Winter soon found herself in the arms of Benward.
First spotted hand in hand in early December 2019, the young couple has made their status known through appearances around various neighborhoods of Los Angeles. It seems that the two are very much attracted to one another: with arms wrapped around each other, this friendship has clearly developed into something much more special.
20. Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott
In August, Jonathan Scott became the latest guest to be invited on James Corden’s popular series Carpool Karaoke. He may have expected a few jokes and songs, but he certainly didn’t expect that he’d be meeting his next romantic partner. Even more surprising was that it was none other than singer-songwriter and Emmy Award-nominated actress Zooey Deschanel.
After meeting on set back in August, the two began dating. They weren’t shy about posting their relationship on social media for the world to see. Most recently, the couple enjoyed celebrating their first Christmas holiday together, making cookies and just generally seeming to enjoy each other’s company.
21. Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant
Early in November 2019, the Internet practically exploded with excitement. News had leaked that Keanu Reeves, who has been nicknamed the “Internet’s boyfriend” due to his many good deeds and the resulting stream of memes, was now an actual boyfriend. The lucky lady in question? Artist, exhibitionist, filmmaker, and professor Alexandra Grant had snagged the role.
The two have known each other for a while, having met at a dinner party in 2009 where Grant agreed to help Reeves publish his first book. It wasn’t until ten years later that the two decided to make their first appearance as a couple, showing up at an art gala in Los Angeles. There, they caused a flurry of excitement, spending the night hand in hand looking at various works.
22. Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter
It was a short-lived fling but one that definitely caught the attention of fans and numerous publications. After Miley Cyrus split from her husband Liam Hemsworth, whispers began to reach people’s ears that she had fallen for someone new. It turns out that the special somebody was none other than her friend, blogger Kaitlynn Carter.
The two were apparently taking a vacation abroad to beautiful Lake Como in northern Italy to take their minds off things when they were photographed sharing a kiss. Cyrus and Carter shared a brief but passionate affair that lasted for only a few months; by September of 2019 they had split, apparently preferring to just be friends.
23. Zach Braff and Florence Pugh
Primetime Emmy Award-nominee Zach Braff made tabloid headlines back in April 2019 when he was spotted in New York City holding hands out on a stroll with a lovely young woman. The lady in question was none other than English actress and Outlaw King star Florence Pugh.
Since that first conspicuous appearance together, the two have been asked many times by fans and reporters about the status of their relationship. While neither has publicly confirmed anything, the two have been spotted holding hands and doing “relationship-type stuff,” such as grocery shopping, fueling speculation that the two are, indeed, a new 2019 celebrity couple.
24. Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima
As the host of The Bachelor, Chris Harrison probably meets numerous eligible single ladies on a near-daily basis. But in August of 2019, Harrison announced that he had found a woman he was ready to settle down with in actress, entertainment reporter, and YouTuber Lauren Zima.
The two had worked together professionally as correspondents for Entertainment Tonight. But that professional relationship became something much more significant after Harrison slid right into her direct messages on Instagram. Since dating, the two have appeared together at awards shows and red carpet premieres. Harrison has happily described himself as “a lucky son of a gun.”
25. Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa
It’s unclear how exactly this celebrity couple met, but the gossipers were definitely excited after a video surfaced over the summer of 2019, showing singer Dua Lipa enjoying herself with model Anwar Hadid at his birthday party. To add fuel to that gossip fire, Hadid revealed that the two had gone out for several dates during the week leading up to his birthday.
Since then, the two appear to have been living the idealized relationship. Photos were uploaded to Instagram showing them traveling in London, Europe, and the States. Moreover, it seems they like to coordinate outfits before going out. Their most recent photo, in December 2019, showed the two boarding a private jet together, which makes it look as though they’re planning to spend the holidays together.