Did You Know They Dated (Part IV)? 14 Celeb Couples We Were VERY Surprised By

September 19, 2012  |  
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And we’re back! We pulled together more famous people that you might not have known were an item back in the day and brought them to you in order to shock, surprise, and entertain! And per the usual, if you knew about these relationships, that’s good for you, but share this story with your friends! We found more than last time, so sorry, but prepared to click. And don’t front, because you know you want to know who was claiming who on the low low…

Monica and C-Murder

The troubled rapper and little brother of Master P dated Georgia Peach, Monica, back in the early ’90s as her career was taking off. To be specific, she was 16 and he was 26 around the time, so yeah, it wasn’t a relationship accepted by her parents (“Mom. Dad. This is my 26-year-old boyfriend, C-Murder.”). There was also speculation that they dated while he was married, which rapper Mia X shut down in a letter to blogger, Sandra Rose. Monica would later go on to say, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to be specific, that it was her first real relationship, and though he was older, she learned a lot from C-Murder (better known as Corey Miller):  “My first real relationship was with C and that was one hell of a ride. He and I both believed in a lot of the same things, but those rebellious stages sometimes caused conflict between the two of us. In the same breath, I think it was good that he was so much older than me because I learned full responsibility through that situation. That’s when I really, really, really learned how to maintain a household. How to pay bills on time. How to just take care of things … And he and my mom became so close; because she was definitely afraid of somebody taking advantage of me.

Kim Fields and John Henton

Who ever thought Regine and Overton would make something happen? Well, not on-screen at least, but off-screen that is. The co-stars of my beloved “Living Single” dated for about a year, and such was confirmed by Fields in the exclusive “Making of Living Single” featurette on the Season 1 DVD. Yeah, I have it (love it!). The two dated during the first season, and I’m assuming it didn’t cause any awkwardness for them when filming as they claimed everyone was like a big family on set. But either way, they were definitely a cute couple.

Tiger Woods and LeAnn Rimes

Yeah, crazy right? According to US Weekly, golf’s former golden boy and the famous country singer dated for a few months before she got married the first time around to ex-husband Dean Sheremet. At the time that the two were getting to know each other better, Rimes’s father allegedly wasn’t feeling the age difference (he’s seven years older), and things just weren’t that deep to deal with drama. A source told the magazine, “They hooked up and everything. Tiger was really into her. He likes those blondes!” So we’ve noticed…

Soulja Boy and Meagan Good

The beautiful actress took a break from dating buff football players to try her hand at dating a rapper–Soulja Boy of all people. Safe to say, ish didn’t end the way they probably hoped, as the two went at it via Twitter in 2009. The rapper called her fake, and she went in, letting him know that fake is not what she is, and that he knows he likes boys instead of grown women: “No, me and soulja boy aren’t together lololol that ship has sailed apparently, he doesn’t like chicks. 😦 😦 :(“

Tamron Hall and Lawrence O’Donnell

If you watch cable news, I’m sure you know of Lawrence O’Donnell, host of the weeknight news program, “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Well anywho, the 60-year-old political analyst and host has been dating 42-year-old MSNBC day anchor and “Today Show” correspondent, Tamron Hall. The two have been seen booed up in NYC, but keep it quiet and professional when they need to. An extra interesting tidbit of information, O’Donnell was linked to actress Kerry Washington back in 2008.


Rita Ora and Bruno Mars

Before the pompadour-wearing crooner and the Rihanna look-a-like were making waves in the music industry, the two were an item, something of a serious item at that. You could see the two, now that I look back at older pictures, traveling together, dining with friends and more. According to the Roc Nation singer, it was love at first sight, but stardom got in the way of their romance:

“It was love at first sight, such a great experience. We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too. He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought, ‘Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!’. Our time together was wonderful. But once we got famous, work got in the way. We ended it last year. But we remained close. And when we were together we were so happy.”


Donald Faison and Minka Kelly

Before our crush from Clueless and “Scrubs” got engaged to girlfriend Cacee Cobb, and before Kelly was linked to Derek Jeter for years, these two were an item. And not just a temporary one-date-and-it’s-not-happening item, but an item that lasted about a year and ended in 2004. They tried to keep things on and popping, but eventually, the thrill was gone. If things don’t work out with Cacee, you know I still got love for you Donald!

Rashida Jones and Toby Maguire

Quincy Jones’s daughter and the former Spiderman star were hot and heavy back before Maguire donned the red and blue suit, and way before Jones made a name for herself on show’s like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” The two dated for almost three years but the flame blew out around 2000. Since then, she’s been engaged to producer Mark Ronson and dated President Obama’s former speechwriter, Jon Favreau. Maguire has gone on and put a ring on someone else’s finger, but Jones has gone on to be a hot commodity with the fellas, and with Hollywood.

Pharrell and Vashtie Kola

The burgeoning director and artist dated super producer and absolute hottie Pharrell Williams for a few years back in the mid-2000s. You know your relationship is a big deal when anytime people mention you in a story, they start by calling you “Pharrell’s Ex.” Kola used to style clothing and model for Billionaire Boys Club, the clothing line brought to you by Pharrell and Nigo, and you can see through past photos that the two frequented fashionable events and ish for BBC together often. These two were adorable together! Wonder why it didn’t work out…

Tatyana Ali and Jonathan Brandis

Child star Jonathan Brandis (from Ladybugs and “seaQuest DSV”) actually dated fellow child star Tatyana Ali from 1995 to 1998. After the two ended their relationship, Brandis struggled to find work outside of the child actor realm and was reportedly upset that his part in the movie, Hart’s War, which he hoped would resurrect his career, was cut out of the film. He drank heavily because of this depression, and commented on the fact that he might take his life. He tried to in 2003 by hanging himself, and wound up dying from his injuries. When they were together, the couple talked about the issues other people had with their relationship. As Ali told People about a confrontation with a former fan: “I want you to know,” he said, “I watch your show all the time. But now that I see you letting this white man date you, I will never watch your show again.” Though Ali admits “it hurt me that someone could disrespect what I thought was so special,” she insists such reactions don’t “do anything but make us closer.”


Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon

After she dated Ray J and low-key made that famous sex tape, Kardashian went on to date Nick Cannon for a short while, and broke up in early 2007 after the release of said sex tape. Since then, we know that she’s dated a number of interesting fellas, and that he went on to marry and make #dembabies with the number one diva, Mariah Carey. Maybe that’s why Mimi was throwing some low-key shots at not long-lasting relationships like Kim’s broken marriage to Kris Humphries. “I’m a real person, I’m not going to put on a fake face for Hollywood. Sometimes we make each other mad, that’s why we aren’t divorced after four months.”

Rosario Dawson and Joshua Jackson

The former “Dawson’s Creek” star and our girl Rosario Dawson were canoodled up and booed up for about a year, and their relationship was one that was very poked and prodded by the tabloids. According to Dawson, before they even broke up, people were calling him trying to see if he was back on the market: “He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Wesley Snipes

Wesley was trying to get with every “It” girl of the 90s before they actually made it big. From Halle to J.LO, the macking didn’t stop, and Snipes even tried to get close to Jada Pinkett way before Will came into the picture. Though they never confirmed anything, the duo popped up on red carpets and rolling together to events looking…interesting to say the least. It’s safe to say that Jada and Will turned out to be the perfect match. Sorry Wes…

Matthew McConaughey and Salli Richardson

Before he was booed up with beautiful wife Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey was trying to get to know Salli Richardson a little bit better. The two spent a lot of time together, vacaying with friends (with Matthew putting tanning lotion on his lady) and with Richardson even showing up to the premiere of The Wedding Planner with Matthew in 2000, where the two were all smiles and cuteness. However, things didn’t work out in a romantic way between the two, and Salli went on to marry the very fine Dondre Whitfield in 2002, who she has two children with.

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