Sometimes celebrities really like each other and other times they totally fake their relationships for publicity. It’s really low, but some people will do anything for a bit of that spotlight. Here are 8 celebrities who we think faked their relationships for media attention:
8. Nicole Richie and Steve-O
Back in early 2006, Nicole Richie was spotted hanging out in public with Steve-O from Jackass. When Howard Stern later asked him about his relationship with the reality TV star, Steve-O admitted that it was a publicity stunt. “She said, ‘I just broke off an engagement,’ and the truth is she wanted some publicity for something other than being skinny. It was a big publicity stunt. She would come pick me up. I don’t drive. I think she called the paparazzi too. These muther effers were coming from all directions. I’m even giving interviews to the video paparazzi, and I thought this is the kind of scrutiny I WANT to be under. I want to be in the tabloids! I f–kin’ loved it,” he said. Yeah, we totally thought their relationship was a PR stunt. Why else would Nicole Richie be hanging out with Steve-O?