When it comes to date night, celebrities lead different lives than we do. First of all, the paparazzi are a big concern for them, as are regular fans. The average celebrity can't just show up at a concert or restaurant and expect everything to be okay—they'll get swarmed!
However, celebs also don't need to worry about finding a budget-friendly date location because, well, their budget is pretty much unlimited. So, many decide to indulge their romantic sides in a big way and go for a grand gesture. Some are successful, some are kind of awkward, but we love hearing about them all.
The tabloids are constantly reporting on different celebrities' relationship statuses and keeping the public updated. There's gossip, there's speculation, and that all makes it even more satisfying when a relationship is finally confirmed.
Although not every celebrity gets their grand gesture covered by the tabloids—some simply share it on their own social media accounts. Either way, one thing is for sure—celebrities know how to make a statement, even when it comes to love!
Here are 12 of the most romantic celebrity relationship moments we totally swooned over, and 8 that were kind of bummers and not romantic at all.
20 Total Swoon: Justin Bieber Rented Out The Staples Center For A Private Screening Of Titanic For Selena Gomez
Most celebrities can't just show up at a regular movie screening, so the classic dinner and a movie date isn't really an option. That is, unless you get a bit more creative with it like Justin Bieber did. Back before he was a married man, when Bieber was dating pop star Selena Gomez, he planned a pretty amazing date.
Rather than taking her to a movie theatre, he rented out the entires Staples Center and had a private screening of one of her favourite romantic movies, Titanic. And a steak dinner, of course—you can't enjoy a movie without some food!
19 Total Swoon: Kanye's Proposal With A 50 Piece Orchestra And Fireworks For Kim Kardashian
Kanye West doesn't really know the definition of the word subtle, so most fans assumed he'd go big if he ever proposed. And, when he decided to pop the question to now-wife Kim Kardashian West, that's exactly what he did. He took her away to San Francisco for what she thought was a birthday trip, and they went to AT&T park for her 'birthday party.'
That wasn't his real plan, though—at the park, several of her friends and family members were waiting, as was a 50-piece orchestra. There were fireworks, there was a message on a Jumbotron, it was basically the most extra proposal ever. We have to admit though—it definitely shows what a big deal it was to him, and how much he values her!
18 Total Swoon: Ben Affleck Singing J.Lo's Praises In A Full Page Magazine Ad
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were together for quite a while, so often we forget that he used to date another Jennifer—J.Lo. Back in the '00s, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were a bit of a thing, and the tabloids were obsessed with them. Rather than hiding from all the publicity, though, Affleck decided to proclaim his love from the rooftops—even before they were officially dating!
He took a full page ad in Variety, where he basically just told the world how amazing and talented he thought Lopez was. The timing was a little bit questionable—it was before they confirmed their relationship, and Lopez was still married to Cris Judd—but it just shows he was all in.
17 Total Swoon: Kevin Hart Buying 1,000 Roses For Eniko Parrish
Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish have had their relationship ups and downs, but they're still going strong. And, perhaps one of the reasons is that Hart is a big fan of big gestures. Back when they were just dating, Hart arranged a pretty crazy surprise at the club.
Parrish went to go to the washroom when they were out on the town, and when she returned, Hart had 1,000 roses for her. Talk about a surprise! We're not sure exactly how she got them home from the club, but it's definitely a way to show how much you value your special person.
16 Total Swoon: Ryan Reynolds Bringing Foodie Wife Blake Lively Special Apple Pies Across The Border
Most Blake Lively fans know that she's a total foodie and loves to eat and explore new flavours. That's what makes this gesture so romantic. You see, there's apparently a place in Vancouver that makes apple pies Lively is utterly obsessed with. You're not supposed to bring fruit or vegetables across the border, but when they were in Vancouver, Reynolds decided his wife must have the pies she wanted—so they took some home with them.
They ended up getting stopped at the border and Reynolds went through a totally embarrassing song and dance routine before he was allowed to cross—with his wife's pies safely in the car! Talk about being a devoted husband.
15 Total Swoon: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Penning Hand-Written Love Letters
When they got together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie both had crazy schedules that took them all over the world on a regular basis. It's hard enough when one person in a relationship is a frequent traveller—having two travellers makes things just about impossible! However, these two came up with a solution that is majorly swoon-worthy.
Apparently, when they were apart working on their projects around the world, they wrote each other love letters. As Jolie told TV Week, "we decided to be of that time when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theatre and we wrote hand-written letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months if not years at a time back then." So cute!
14 Total Bummer: Angeline Jolie And Billy Bob Thornton's Special Vials
Okay, she may have gotten more romantic as she matured, but back in her younger days, Angelina Jolie made some questionable decisions. One of the most memorable moments was when she walked the red carpet with her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton.
They did a lot of strange things as a couple, but the worst without a question was when they wore vials with one another's blood on the red carpet. Perhaps they thought it was romantic in some grand, dramatic way, but... most people just thought they were really weird. I mean, who brings a vial of blood onto the red carpet? That sounds like a safety hazard!
13 Total Swoon: Alexis Ohanian Flying Serena Williams To Italy Because She Wanted Italian Food For Dinner
Alexis Ohanian definitely isn't the type of partner to take his spouse for granted—he knows Serena Williams is totally amazing and wants to treat her accordingly. One of the most romantic moments is his tale of their Italy adventure. Apparently, Williams expressed that she really wanted some pasta for dinner—authentic, amazing, Italian pasta.
So, Ohanian came up with the best solution–he whisked her away to Venice for a delicious meal, followed by a gondola ride and a glass of wine. It definitely isn't the kind of gesture most people can make—talk about expensive—but it's super romantic. Major points for Alexis!
12 Total Swoon: Dax Shepard Surprising Kristen Bell On A Flight
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are one of Hollywood's most beloved couples, and it's not hard to understand why. They're totally adorable, but also keep it totally real—they acknowledge that having a strong relationship takes work and commitment. Shepard knows this well, which is why he planned a little surprise for her.
As he told People, "she was doing a movie in Alaska and I was shooting Parenthood and I couldn't go and she was going away for a long time. But then my schedule changed and I didn't tell her, so I got the seat next to her on the airplane and then I sweet-talked the gate representative to let me on the plane early. So when she went to sit down, I was in her seat reading a newspaper." So sweet!
11 Total Swoon: Russell Wilson Renting Out The Seattle Art Museum For Date Night
Russell Wilson knows how to treat his wife right. When he's planning a date night, money is no issue—he just wants to plan something he knows his wife would really love. And, that's exactly what he did for his museum date night idea. However, Wilson isn't the type to just buy tickets to see an exhibit at the museum.
Instead, he rented out the entire Seattle Art Museum so the two could enjoy the gorgeous art and one another's company in private. Given how crowded places like museums can be, it must have been so thrilling to be able to wander around and check out the pieces without anyone else blocking their view.
10 Total Bummer: Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott Getting Matching Butterfly Tattoos
When Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott first got together, most people assumed it wouldn't last. Then, baby Stormi came along, and things were totally different. However, while the video Kylie made for Scott about the pregnancy journey was sweet, their matching butterfly tattoos are a little more awkward.
There's nothing wrong with getting tattoos that go with each other—it's kind of a cute gesture. Butterflies, though? We're not sure that's exactly the look we would have gone with. To each their own, though—things seem to be working out in their relationship so far, even if the world didn't anticipate things turning out that way.
9 Total Swoon: Joe Manganiello Writing A 40-Page Love Story For Sofia Vergara
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara found each other later in life. They had both built successful professional lives and were both a bit older when they decided to tie the knot. They're one of the cutest couples in Hollywood, though, and just seem head over heels in love with each other.
The perfect example is in Manganiello's anniversary gift for his wife. Apparently, as he told Cosmopolitan UK, "I wrote her a book as a gift for our first anniversary. It was about how we met, as well as our courting, and was about 40 pages long. I love my wife a lot." Uh, talk about the cutest gesture ever!
8 Total Bummer: Robin Thicke's Desperate Album Trying To Get Paula Patton Back
For a while, it seemed like Robin Thicke and Paula Patton would be together forever. After all, they started dating when they were just teenagers and were together for nearly two decades before finally getting married. Things eventually unravelled, though, with Thicke getting involved in some bad behavior.
Patton ended up splitting with the singer, and then things got majorly awkward. Thicke wrote an album all about her, entitled Paula, that was basically an attempt to win her back. And, he announced that intention at many of his concerts. Yikes. Considering that a lot of the issues in the relationship were his fault, that's a pretty strange decision.
7 Total Bummer: Tom Cruise's Crazy Couch Jumping Over Katie Holmes
It seems like ages ago that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were an item, but it wasn't even that long ago. The two were a pair that no one would ever put together, but they somehow found one another and fell in love. Instead of being chill about it, though, Tom Cruise was super weird.
Who could ever forget the moment where he jumped up and down on Oprah Winfrey's couch like a lunatic because he was just so in love? That was just the beginning of a lot of strange bits of behavior from him, though. Holmes definitely seems a lot happier now with her current boo, Jamie Foxx.
6 Total Swoon: Alexis Ohanian Renting Out Billboards To Brag About His Wife's Talent
We seriously cannot get over how adorably obsessed Alexis Ohanian is with his wife. Sure, most people love their spouses—but Ohanian seems to be all about singing Serena's praises. The best example is what he did when she went back to tennis. Instead of just sharing a few encouraging words with her pre-game, he decided to commission four billboards in the area designed to encourage her.
The signs said things like "Greatest Momma of all time" and had pictures of her and her baby Olympia. I mean, we can't even think of anything cuter than that. Talk about supporting your partner!
5 Total Bummer: Alex Rodriguez Interrupting J.Lo's Interview
Okay, here's the thing—sometimes, gestures are all about perspective. When Jennifer Lopez was being interviewed about her Las Vegas residency, her fiance Alex Rodriguez crashed the interview. He planted a quick kiss on her, and told her "good show baby." To some people, it may seem like a cute gesture—and Lopez quickly commented, "he's so cute."
However, we can't help but wonder why he would interrupt something important related to her job. I mean, she didn't storm the field when he was playing baseball to tell him what a good hit he made. It just seems like he should let her shine instead of interrupting.
4 Total Bummer: Offset Trying To Win Cardi B Back On Stage
Pretty much everyone had an opinion about the Cardi B/Offset drama when it first started exploding. Some people thought Offset trying to win Cardi back at any cost was romantic. He knew what he wanted, and he was willing to try anything to get it. However, many other people felt like he just took it a bit too far.
He interrupted her time on stage, interrupting her time to shine in front of her audience, in order to advance his own agenda. That seems like a pretty selfish move to us, not a romantic one. You could tell by Cardi's reaction that she didn't see the romance in the gesture either.
3 Total Bummer: Tyga Buying Kylie A Car
We have to admit, we're really glad that Tyga and Kylie ended up splitting up. There's just something about the pair that we didn't love—including the gesture he made for her 18th birthday. You see, when Kylie turned 18, Tyga ended up buying her a super expensive car. They had been supposedly dating for a while before then, but never actually confirmed it since Kylie was underage.
Tyga's lavish gift pretty much proves they were dating far before they said they were. However, that's not the only reason the gesture is a bummer. It also just seems a little bit materialistic—it was just a generic sports car, not something that seemed to be selected just for her.
2 Total Bummer: Pink's Mid-Race Motocross Proposal To Carey Hart
Okay, we have no issue with the idea of the girl proposing to the guy in a relationship. It can be super sweet and romantic, and sometimes, a girl's just got to shoot her shot! However, we take issue with the way Pink proposed to her longtime partner Carey Hart.
You see, she decided to propose when he was in the middle of a motocross race by holding up a pit board with her proposal on it. It would make sense to pop the question at the finish line—not when your partner still has a few laps remaining in his race!
1 Total Swoon: Ed Sheeran Giving Fiancee Cherry Seaborn His Shoes
Every woman knows there's nothing worse than when you've been wearing your heels for way too long and your feet are in total pain. Cherry Seaborn, Ed Sheeran's fiancee, got into a bit of a situation at the BRIT Awards afterparty. She had been in her stilettos all night, and the shoes just couldn't take it anymore—she ended up snapping a heel.
Sheeran, in a gesture that made us all swoon, decided to take off his own shoes and give them to her so she could wear them. He left the club in his socks, letting his partner walk safely in his sneakers. I mean, can you say adorable?
Sources: Bustle, Ranker, People