14 Celebrities Who Dated Before They Were Famous
Hollywood has a very small dating pool and there are many big name celebrity couples, but over the years many stars have revealed some celebrity relationships they had long before they were famous. Now, both people in these couplings are well known stars but, at the time of the romance, only one or in some cases neither had hit it big yet. There are some truly surprising couples on this list from odd couples to brief flings and long-lasting romances we never knew about all before the media and spotlight tracked their every move. Here are 14 celebrities you didn’t know dated before they were famous:
14. Reese Witherspoon and Chris O’Donnell
Now, Reese Witherspoon is one of the industry’s biggest actresses and Chris O’Donnell lights up the small screen as one of the stars of NCIS: LA, but before it all the pair were an item for a short period of time. Back in 1993, shortly after O’Donnell’s big break in School Ties and Scent of a Woman, he dated Reese Witherspoon who was only 16 years old and had just moved to L.A. to pursue acting full time after a couple of promising roles.
13. Courteney Cox and Michael Keaton
In the early and mid ’80s, Michael Keaton was making a name for himself in the movie industry and as his fame rose he began dating a then unknown Courteney Cox. Cox was just getting her career started with a recurring role in Family Ties and was still years away from her big break as Monica in Friends when she and Keaton began dating in the late ’80s. The pair were actually together for six years before they split in 1995, a year after Friends premiered. At the time she said it was a mutual decision to split and said, “It’s the most important relationship I’ve ever had, and I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met.”