It is often said that business shouldn't be mixed with pleasure, but since Hollywood doesn't play by the rules, it's not uncommon for celebrities to date each other after meeting through work, be it on set of a movie or behind the scenes at an awards show.
We often hear about power couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold, but there are some duos that you probably never knew got together. Here are 15 surprising celebrity pairs who you won't believe were once in love.
1. Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger
The pair met on the set of their movie Me, Myself & Irene and got engaged in 1999 before calling things off a year later. Rumor has it that Carrey's mental health and Zellweger's rush to get married was the root of their breakup.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
Prior to his relationships with Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was actually engaged to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The couple started dating in 1994 after crossing paths on the set of Seven, but things turned sour in 1997 and the engagement was broken off. Pitt once described his proposal to the starlet as "one of the greatest moments" of his life while Paltrow confessed that her ex-fiance was the one that got away.
3. Jon Bon Jovi and Diane Lane
The pair only dated for about 5 months in the 80s, but Lane has no regrets about it as she thinks "every girl should have such a wonderful experience when she's that young."
There isn't much photographic evidence of Bon Jovi and Lane together, but she has "some photos of him packing on tour."
4. Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette
Back in the early 2000s, before his relationship with Scarlett Johansson and marriage to Blake Lively, Reynolds was engaged to fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette. The actor and singer were together for four and a half years before calling it quits in 2007.
5. Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass
Six years before the former NSYNC member came out as gay, he took his then girlfriend, Boy Meets World actress Danielle Fishel to prom. The childhood friends dated for a year before breaking up at the start of the millennium. Fishel told OK! that her and Bass continued to be friends and to this day they "talk via text." She added: "We see each other when we can, and keep each other updated on what’s going on. Our lives take us all over the place, so I don’t get to see him nearly as often as I’d like, but we stay in touch regularly."
Continue onto the next page for more surprising pairs including Tom Cruise and Cher.