Celebrity Hookups We Didn’t See Coming In 2020

2020 has been a year like no other and there’s no denying the fact that it’s changed the way we date and pursue relationships, even in the world of Hollywood. Despite all the craziness, however, we did see some celeb couples pop up throughout the year that no one would have ever expected. Follow along for our 2020 roundup of celebrity hookups that we didn’t see coming this year.

Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev’s relationship with Olympic gold medallist Shaun White seemingly came out of nowhere. A relationship between the two was first speculated when Nina posted a quarantine Instagram video back in April featuring a man with red hair, who was confirmed to be Shaun White. “They’re enjoying their time together and getting to know each other better,” the source said. “Nina really likes Shaun, and they both laugh a lot together and think each other is funny.”

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13. Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo

Katie Holmes’ new relationship is another that took many fans by surprise in 2020. The star was previously in an uber private relationship with Jamie Foxx, but she’s since moved on to a New York City chef named Emilio Vitoro. The duo definitely doesn’t hold back when it comes to PDA and are seemingly quite happy together.

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12. Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez

Ariana Grande shared a series of photos in honor of her 27th birthday back in June. One of the photos showed a cozy image of her and her new boyfriend Dalton Gomez hanging by the pool, who she first debuted to the world in the “Stuck With U” music video. “They run in the same circle,” a source told E! News back in March. “He used to be a dancer, and they have many mutual friends. She’s gotten to know him quickly with the quarantine. They’ve been spending a lot of one-on-one time at home.”

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Megan Fox and Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly, were spotted holding hands back in June before it was public knowledge that Fox had separated from her husband Brian Austin Green. Fox and Kelly went Instagram official at the end of July and have gushed about their instant, deep connection multiple times since then.

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Fans were shocked when Demi Lovato announced her engagement to Max Ehrich after just a few short months of dating. The couple has since called off their engagement and ended their relationship to focus on their respective careers.

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After months of rumors and to the surprise of many fans, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson confirmed they were “giving their relationship another try” in July 2020. The source continued by explaining, “Tristan is working hard to prove himself and has been a great dad to True.”

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1. Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares

Zac Efron has definitely dated around throughout the years, but one of his most surprising hookups actually occurred this year when it was rumored that he was dating a waitress he met in Australia, Vanessa Valladares. According to sources close to Efron, the star is happier than ever and has fallen head over heels for Valladares.

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