Once upon a time, Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson both dated…
There are billions of people on this planet, so theres often an unspoken Bro/Girl Code that you just dont date the exes of your friends. There are exceptions, of course, but in general you should probably find someone who hasnt seen one of your best friends in their birthday suit (good luck if youre friends with Miley Cyrus).
Speaking of Miley, it seems that some celebrities select their romantic interests based on a short list that often includes the exes of their friends. On one hand, I kind of get it. Celebrities understand the pressure of being famous and they know theyre most likely not being used for their fame and fortune. But on the other hand, really?
I guess if it works from them, more power to them. These famous friends seem to have no issues
In case you don’t follow sports, A-Rod is a baseball player and known user of performance enhancing drugs (on the field, you weirdos. No word about when he was “playing the field,” if you know what I mean). Kate joined his team in 2009 and Cameron in 2010. Since they both struck out in a long-term thing, they decided to both also date…
Buckle up and we’ll bring sexy back: After Cameron and Alex began hooking up in May 2010, Us Weekly
reported that Kate was “pissed” and thought it was “payback” for when she hooked up with Justin Timberlake in January 2007, just days after he and Cameron broke up after four years of dating. Fast forward a couple years and dudes later, and Cameron refers
to Kate as her “good friend.”
Younger versions of Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus both dated…
Miley took a turn in 2006 and broke things off in 2007 so that Selena and Nick could hook up the next year and date on and off until 2010. And because they all “express themselves through their art,” they also wrote songs
about the love triangle.
Twilight co-stars Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene both dated…
Nikki hooked it up in 2007 and six years later, Ashley took a turn.
Famous Friends Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston both dated… (drumroll please)
Some dude with crazy hair! Actually, it’s Adam Duritz.
The Counting Crows frontman was linked to Aniston for a short time in 1995, and Courtney in 1997 after she appeared in the Counting Crows video for “A Long December.”
Then there’s Katy Perry and Taylor Swift who for some reason, both dated…
Katy and John began their romance in 2012, dated on and off for almost two years, and broke up for good in 2014. Taylor was linked to John in 2009 and their breakup will always be captured
in her song “Dear John” and his tune “Paper Doll.” Don’t worry, John. You’re not alone.
Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong broke the Bro Code by both dating…
Owen dated her in the ’90s, and Lance began seeing the singer in 2003 and even got engaged before calling it quits in 2006. But it’s wasn’t just Sheryl because they both also dated…
Owen and Kate had an on and off again relationship from 2006 to 2009. Kate and Lance began seeing each other in May 2008, not long after she and Owen broke things off for one of the many times. They split in July of that year and rumor
has it that so did Owen and Lance.
Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig both dated…
The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti.
Drew dated Fabrizio from 2002 to 2007, and Kristen began her romance in 2011. Drew, who is known for being pretty hippy-dippy and easy-going, touched on
Kristen and Fabrizio’s relationship, saying, “It all seems so wacky and incestuous, but that’s kind of how life works.” It didn’t work from Fabrizio and Kristen, who broke up in 2013.
Back to Taylor Swift, both her and Selena Gomez both dated…
You have to know dating someone with the same first name as you is doomed, but Swift dated Lautner for three months in 2009, but before then, he was linked
to the singer’s close friend Selena Gomez.
In a tale of two Nicks, Nick Cannon and Nick Lachey both dated…
In 2006 (before Kanye made room in his heart filled with love for himself to get with Kim) both Nicks briefly dated Kardashian. Lachey went on to marry Jessica Simpson and Vanessa Minnillo, while Cannon went on to marry and divorce
Although they couldn’t appear to be more different, Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff both dated…
Prepare for drama: The girls were friends before Hilary and Aaron started dating in 2000, when they were just 13 years old (insert eye roll). According
to Aaron, they dated for “like a year and a half,” before he “got a little bored” and began getting to know Lindsay. “Then I didn’t want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary. And then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend,” he added in a 2006 interview. What a winner.
More Swift! Taylor and Ellie Goulding both dated…
Ellie dated the DJ back in 2014, and Taylor was first linked to him in Nashville in March 2015. Ellie admitted to setting Calvin and Taylor up, telling The Sun
, “I did play matchmaker, that’s true. Calvin is a really great mate and he’s so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, ‘They’re both really awesome and both really tall, they’ll be brilliant together.'”
Of course! How can two people who are both really tall not get hooked up? Anyway, Taylor and Calvin are still on again, off again. Stay tuned.
Who did Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz both date?
That would be Sean Combs (or Puff Daddy or P-Diddy or whatever he was going by then).
J-Lo famously dated Combs from 1998 to 2001, and Cameron was “casually linked
” to him multiple times between 2008 and 2012. The ladies starred together in 2012’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting
and said not to expect
any cat fights.
Heather Locklear and Denise Richards both dated…
DRAMA! Heather and Richie were married from 1994 to 2007. Three months after their split, Richie began dating Heather’s best friend, Denise, who had just filed for divorce from Charlie Sheen. Was that the reason the women ended their friendship?
Denise said, “I was no longer friends with Heather months before Richie and I got together….If Heather and I had been friends at that time, I would never have crossed that line. But we weren’t.”
Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev both dated…
We have a wedding! Nina and Ian dated for three years before their split in May 2013, and Ian began dating Nikki in July 2014. In a Hollywood plot twist, Ian and Nikki got married in April 2015.
Back to the Swift Squad: Taylor, Gigi Hadid, Demi Lovato, and Ashley Greene all dated…
Joe Jonas…and those massive eyebrows.
Ready for this? Taylor and Joe dated briefly in 2008, and of course, she wrote
a song about it. Joe began dating Demi Lovato in March 2010, but they split a few months later. In Summer 2010, he and Ashley started dating and broke up in May 2011.
Jump forward a few years to June 2015, when Joe began romancing Gigi Hadid, who is one of Taylor’s recent pals and “Bad Blood” music video co-star. But because she’s Taylor Swift, Swift doesn’t care, and has said of her squad, “We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people. It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.”
I think that’s the moral of the Hollywood story. Well, that and if you date Taylor Swift, expect a song about you when you break up. I guess that’s the price of fame.
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