14 Celebrities Who Dated Before They Were Famous
12. Jennifer Grey and Matthew Broderick
1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off not only launched Matthew Broderick’s career but it also was one of the first major roles for Jennifer Grey who was still one year away from her iconic role in Dirty Dancing. Not only did it launch the two stars’ careers, it also began a romance between the two who tried to keep it quiet while filming because they were portraying a brother and sister on-screen. The success of the film thrust them into the spotlight and they were forced to go public after the stars were involved in a serious car accident that killed both people in the car that they collided with. The accident occurred while the pair were vacationing in Ireland and while behind the wheel Broderick crossed into the wrong lane and collided head on with an on-coming vehicle. The pair split shortly after the accident and although Grey was catapulted to huge success shortly afterwards with Dirty Dancing she said she could never enjoy the success because of her grief and survivor’s guilt from the accident.
11. Fergie and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been famous since he was only a teenager, and has had some very high-profile romances, but one slipped under the radar of many. Back in 1996 just as *NSYNC was becoming huge in Europe, Timberlake landed himself an older woman when he dated Fergie who at the time was part of the lesser known pop group Wild Orchid. “He was 16 and I was 23. It was before he got real heavy with Britney [Spears],” Fergie revealed to Australia’s Courier Mail. Now fans are well aware just how big both singers have become after finding huge success as part of a group and even more success in their solo music careers.