It can be hard to balance a career and a relationship, especially when both people involved are celebrities. People in Hollywood tend to fall in love at a faster rate, but when things aren’t working they fall out of love even faster! Since it’s such a small community, there’s a lot of intermingling and it’s not uncommon for two stars to get engaged after only several months of dating, but when things are rushed it’s usually quite clear these couples aren’t actually in it for the long haul. Here’s a list of 14 celebrities who came close to walking down the aisle!
14. Billy Bob Thornton and Laura Dern
This relationship is well known but only because Billy Bob Thorton famously left his fiance, Laura Dern, and ran off to marry Angelina Jolie. He was in a relationship with Dern from 1997 to 1999. Their relationship was quite serious as the two shared a dog and lived together when he abruptly called off their engagement and ran off with another actress only a few months later. If it hadn’t been for Jolie, these two might have been married!KMazur/WireImage.com