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Five Celebrity Couples I Had No Goddamn Clue Existed Until Recently

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | January 3, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | January 3, 2011 |

It was a slow news weekend, aside from the sad passing of Pete Postlethwaite, so when I woke up this morning, the other only decent headline was that Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin had broken up after a seven-year relationship.

What? Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin were together? Dating back to Kunis’ “That 70’s Show”? How do I not know these things? I only discovered this morning that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem were married six months ago. Who knew?

Probably everyone.

Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate also told me over the holidays that Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal were dating, which I refused to believe until I saw the pictures. Can you imagine the Christmas dinner? The look of disbelief that Peter Sarsgaard must have given Gyllenhaal? “I’ll be starring in Chekhov’s play Three Sisters this spring, what are your plans for 2011, Taylor?” “Oh, didn’t you hear? I just did a documentary for MTV about me! Did you know I write all my own songs?”


So, I did some research to catch up on what all I must be missing in the celebrity dating world. Turns out, not so much. But in addition to Kunis and Gyllenhaal, here are 3 other couples about which you might have been as blissfully ignorant.

Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin


Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellwegger


Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer


Amber Tamblyn and David Cross (I must have known this at some point, but I completely forgot or blocked it out)


Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift


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