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23 Celebrity Couples Who Made Things Official In 2018

Young love, new love, old love, take your pick.

There's a love story for every kind of romantic on this list of new celebrity couples.

2018 is not over yet, but as the summer winds down and cuffing season approaches, it's worth remembering the year's most memorable announcements.

Whether it was an engagement, wedding, or just a public announcement that they're dating, these couples made headlines.

1. Miranda Lambert and Evan Felker

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Left: Miranda Lambert. Right: Evan Felker and his wife, Staci.

Lambert is no stranger to messy cheating scandals and love triangles.

But her new relationship with Turnpike Troubadours front man Felker raised some eyebrows. After all, the ink was not even dry on his divorce papers when they started dating (Felker is still married to his wife Staci).

2. Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan

Pop star and actress Steinfeld played coy with her fans, before posing in her boyfriend Niall Horan's tour merch to make their relationship public knowledge.

Horan was a member of the hit boy band One Direction, until they split up in 2016.

3. Kelsi Taylor and Dane Cook

Popular comedian Cook landed in hot water when people caught on to his relationship with background singer Taylor.

Why? He's 45, she's 19, meaning they have a staggering 26-year age gap.

4. Lady Gaga and Christian Carino

She's known for her outlandish outfits and musical persona, but Lady Gaga's boyfriend kept things traditional for his proposal.

Carino, Gaga's manager, asked her father for permission before getting down on one knee this summer.

The A Star Is Born star showed off her new sparkler at this year's Grammys.

5. Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar

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Fans of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On have watched Josiah Duggar grow up before their eyes.

Swanson, a family friend of the Duggars, has been a frequent guest on the show, so it's no surprise that she started "courting" him earlier this year.

After a wedding this summer, the pair are settling down together, with longtime bachelor John-David Duggar next to tie the knot.

6. Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers

These two have a love story that almost sounds like a romantic comedy.

She's a NASCAR driver, he's the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

After meeting at the ESPY Awards four years ago, the pair returned as an official couple in 2018.

7. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

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This "Hot N Cold" couple - nicknamed "Perrybloom" - have been on and off for years.

But after being spotted with Bloom again, Perry has mentioned she isn't single in a number of interviews, meaning they're likely back together.

There's no word on what keeps these unlucky lovebirds apart, but hopefully they can overcome their differences this time.

8. Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum

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Williams, an actress, was married to The Dark Knight star Heath Ledger before his death in 2008.

Since then, she's continued her acting career while raising their daughter, Matilda, on her own.

But her love story has a happy ending after all: Williams revealed to Vanity Fair that she secretly married musician Phil Elverum.

Elverum's ex-wife died when his daughter was just a toddler too, so he could probably bond with Williams.

9. Amie Harwick and Drew Carey

Hopefully, the second time is the charm for the host of The Price is Right.

He announced his engagement to therapist and author in February, after splitting from his former fiance Nicole Jaracz in 2012.

Harwick's books include The New Sex Bible For Women, so the couple should have an interesting honeymoon.

10. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Long live the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

The happy couple first met in 2016, but the whirlwind engagement and marriage all happened this year.

Markle is settling into life as a royal remarkably well, even if her family isn't.

11. Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran

The pop singer popped the question late last year, but we can't resist sharing their adorable announcement photo.

Sheeran met Seaborn, a hockey player, when they were in school together, and has been dating her for a few years.

"Got myself a fiancé just before new year," Sheeran told his fans.

"We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well."

12. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Yes, there's another royal wedding coming up later this year. How lucky are we?

Princess Eugenie (Prince Andrew's daughter and the Queen's granddaughter) is set to tie the knot with brand ambassador Brooksbank (a commoner) later this year.

The pair shared details of the very romantic moment Brooksbank proposed in Nicaragua, on a "beautiful volcano, summer setting, birds are flying."

13. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

After meeting at last year's Met Gala, sparks flew between the Quantico actress and the pop singer.

Obviously not interested in taking things slow, the pair are engaged and could be married by next year's gala.

14. Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt

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Fresh off his separation from Anna Faris, the Jurassic World star has been spotted cozying up to The Terminator's oldest daughter.

Supposedly, her mother (and Schwarzenegger's estranged wife) Maria Shriver is the one who matched up this new couple.

Just stay on her dad's good side Chris, or else!

15. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

This year's it couple have a love story years in the making.

Grande first met SNL star Davidson while guest-hosting the show in 2016.

But the pair were seeing other people, and could only make things official this year.

Just two months later they were engaged, and since then they've showed off matching tattoos.

16. Annabelle Wallis and Chris Pine

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He played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies. She shared the screen with Tom Cruise in The Mummy. That's enough to make their fans swoon.

Wallis also previously dated Coldplay front man (and Gwyneth Paltrow's ex) Chris Martin.

17. Sadie Robertson and Austin North

Recognize little Sadie?

The youngest member of the Duck Dynasty clan is all grown up, and dating a Disney channel star who first approached her through social media.

18. Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber

After years of dating Selena Gomez on and off, it seems the pop star has decided to settle down with model Hailey Baldwin instead.

Today shared adorable footage of the first time the couple met almost a decade ago, when Hailey's father, Stephen Baldwin, introduced his shy daughter to the singer.

19. Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

The TV comedian was laughing all the way down the aisle this year.

Just a few months after announcing her engagement to the celebrity chef, the pair said "I do" at a private ceremony.

20. Katharine McPhee and David Foster

This has to be the most surprising May-December celebrity romance of the year.

The 34-year-old singer is engaged to Foster, the 68-year-old singer and record producer.

While that means McPhee's new "stepdaughter" is just a few years younger than her, the pair seem very happy together.

They first met years ago, when McPhee was competing on American Idol.

21. Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala

Fresh off his bronze medal-winning performance at Pyeongyang, Olympic figure skater and Dancing With the Stars winner Adam Rippon showed off his new boyfriend.

Not much is known about Kajaala, except that he's a real-estate agent originally from Finland, and that he met Rippon on Tinder.

22. Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead

After her messy and public breakup with her Flip or Flop costar Tarek El Moussa, Christina has found love again.

She's still co-parenting with Tarek, but seems very happy with British TV host Ant Anstead.

23. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

The Game of Thrones star and her fiance, the front man for band DNCE, have been caught double-dating with his brother Nick Jonas and his fiance Priyanka Chopra.

Were you surprised to learn about any of these couples?

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