I'll admit it: Analyzing the love lives of celebrities is kinda my guilty pleasure. It can be pretty fun to follow the drama and wonder what goes on behind closed doors. Anyone else dying to know what really happened between Justin and Selena?

Though the tabloids and gossip sites tend to blast out every celeb hookup for the world to see, there are some surprising relationships that have been kept under wraps - until now. Here are 12 celebrity relationships you never knew were a thing.

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Justin Timberlake & Fergie

This unlikely pair got together right as N*SYNC was about to release their first album, and before Fergie had joined the Black Eyed Peas. It didn't last, possibly because he was 16 and she was 23.

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Helen Mirren & Liam Neeson

This power duo dated in the 80s after meeting on the set of the film Excalibur. They dated for four years.

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Ashley Olsen & Lance Armstrong

When this Olsen twin was 21, she dated 35-year-old cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was a father of three at the time. Who knew?!


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Lisa Kudrow & Conan O'Brien

Before either of these celebs hit the big time, they met in a improv group in L.A. Though they ended up as just Friends, Kudrow credits O'Brien with inspiring her to follow her dreams.

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Tom Cruise & Cher

Another couple with a significant age difference, Cher and Tom Cruise were an item in the 80s. Cher, who was 39 at the time, has admitted that she was "crazy" about 23 year old Cruise. He eventually moved onto Mimi Rogers, who would later become his wife.

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Shia Labeouf & Hilary Duff

These Disney Channel prodigies once went for a dinner date, which Labeouf described as “probably the worst date either of us have ever had.”


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David Spade & Julie Bowen

Before she was on Modern Family, Bowen fell for funny man David Spade. They dated for about a year before calling it quits.

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Robert Downey Jr

SJP and RDJ dated for seven years in the 1980s. Downey Jr later admitted that his struggles with addiction played a big role in their break up.

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Sandra Bullock & Ryan Gosling

Back in 2002, this couple fell in love on the set of their movie Murder By Numbers. The pair dated for a year, and Gosling later referred to her as one of the greatest girlfriends of all time. 


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Jamie Dornan & Mischa Barton

Before he was Christian Grey of 50 Shades of Grey, Dornan was just an actor trying to make it in Hollywood. He and Barton were spotted out together in 2007, but it didn't seem like something too serious.

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Kim Kardashian & Nick Cannon

Kardashian and Cannon dated from 2006-2007. He eventually broke up with her because she lied to him about the existence of her sex tape with Ray-J. Once the video came out and the truth was revealed, Cannon ended things.


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