Because we just love surprising people by sharing tea on past relationships they didn’t know about, we thought we’d do another one, plain and simple. Here are 10 famous folks who dated and the flings or full-length relationships you might not have known about…
Holly Robinson Peete and Jason Priestley
Raaaandom, right? But it’s true. Not only did these two date, but he went on a family vacation with her and her family. This relationship happened way before he blew up big time on 90210. She was 22 and he was 17, and to this day, Preistley says Peete was his first love. The former couple met when he did some brief work on 21 Jump Street, which she was a star on. He said he was a struggling actor who she gave a chance to, and they were together for six to eight months.
Taraji P. Henson and Hill Harper
This one was a big surprise to me, but then again, so was the word that she dated Common (which he discussed in his book One Day It’ll All Make Sense). Henson and Harper actually dated from 2002-2005, and after bothering to look, they actually have quite a few pictures in Getty and on Google Images posted up and hugged up at premieres after her role in Baby Boy. Not sure why they didn’t work out, but they were super cute.
Tahiry and Fabolous
Before Joe Budden and Emily Bustamante, Tahiry and Fabolous were actually an item. He was an up and coming rapper, she was finishing up high school and getting ready for college. This is what she told VladTV about their time together back when she was interviewed in 2009, calling it “young love”:
“We pretty much were young love from — he pretty much had his foot in the door and you know, we had just met, ‘Super Woman’ comes out and he gets bigger and bigger and I was around for the process, going to school and working and we were around each other often and then we both went our separate ways…We cut it short a couple years ago and we’re still friends. No hard feelings, we were young…We’re still cool.”
Trey Songz and Lauren London
We had an inkling that these two might have briefly dated (they were seen together at different events), but it was just this week, during an interview with The Breakfast Club, that Trey Songz admitted that London was one of two women he had been in love with in his life. He previously said in another interview about The Game star:
“I’m gonna say this right now, Lauren London is a very important person to me. I love her to death. Is she my woman? No. We are great friends and yes we have been lovers before. And I’m saying this right now cause I’m tired of people asking me about that sh**.”
Columbus Short and Britney Spears
Getting a little too close to Britney back when he was a dancer and choreographer for her is what led to the end of his first marriage. The two were spotted kissing (caught by the paps) and he would later admit that they shared a bed together–but he claimed they did nothing sexually…
He told Star magazine in 2004, “It’s true I slept with Britney, [but] we never had sex because another person was in the room at the time. We shared a bed and were really close, kissing and hugging. The chemistry was magical… our feelings were so strong.”
Camila Alves and Maxwell
Before she was married to Matthew McConaughey, Brazilian model Camila Alves dated singer Maxwell back in 2004, way after the “Lifetime” singer started going in hiding from the entertainment industry. They were pictured at events with friends, hugged up, mixing and mingling with others and more. But it ended quickly. Alves has since wed hunky McConaughey, who she met in 2006, and they have three kids together.
The Game and Kim Kardashian
Despite the rumors swirling about the rapper bouncing back from the end of his engagement and relationship with Tiffney Cambridge with Khloe Kardashian, it was actually Kim who the rapper admittedly had been involved with. He recently told BBC radio it happened a looooong time ago though (note to Kanye in case he was wondering): “I went and dated Kim for a while. A little, short while. Me and Khloe are cool. You know what, I don’t remember that time line. Kanye [West] was the homie. He’s still the homie. That’s his wife. They got a family. I love them. They’re great.”
Brandy and Terrence J
They denied all the rumors of being a couple, but from late fall of 2010 to February of 2011, Brandy and Terrence Jenkins tried to make something happen. They snuggled up close at NBA games, and then there was that time they were spotted holding hands. He tried to explain it by saying, “We’re two big basketball fans and we’re good friends. Whenever you’re walking a young lady to the bathroom you should always hold her hand.” Nice try, bruh…
Serena Williams and Jackie Long
You’re probably like, who is Jackie Long!? Remember Esquire from ATL? Well, for a time there, he was Serena’s man. They were spotted hitting the beach together, he was at her tennis matches holding her dog, and he took her as his date to the premiere of ATL back when they were dating from 2007-2008. Soon after, she started dating Common.
Drake and Tika Sumpter
Before Drizzy Drake became the emo-rapper all the ladies love, he was trying to get acquainted with Tika Sumpter years and years ago. She says she went on one date with him, and that he’s always been a sweetie pie.
“That was one date. The whole cast [of Nickelodeon’s Best Friend’s Date] went out to dinner. He was so nice. And I remember him being like, ‘I’m working on music,’ and he sent me some music, actually. So yeah, he’s been working on music for a long time. And I just remember- I used to call him Aubrey. And he was just super sweet and super nice.“