EW! Let's begin by saying that, shall we? Seriously, some of the relationships on this list cross far beyond the lines of decency. So, prepare yourself. We've all heard of some truly odd celebrity pairings, but these take things further than we're comfortable with. Whether you know it or not, many major stars have engaged in relationships with people they've worked uncomfortably close to, ex-partners or siblings of their very best friends, or even someone they were ACTUALLY related to. In short, they dated their family members. This list will delve into some of the most extreme examples of all of these. And, yes, you're likely to be pretty disturbed. So, without further ado, here are 20 celebs who kept it in the family and made us totally uncomfortable.
20 Hayden Panettiere Likes Her Ex's Brother... Probably
According to Metro UK, Hayden Panettiere may have gotten herself into a relationship with her ex's brother, Zach Hickerson. This is a very odd choice given the fact that she was granted a protective order against Brian Hickerson back in May 2019. So, seeing her holding hands and getting snuggly with her attacker's brother caused eyebrows to be raised.
19 Demi Lovato Went Through Most Of The Jonas Brothers... But Who Wouldn't?
According to Elle, Demi Lovato may have gone through more than one Jonas brother. We all know that she once dated Joe Jonas. But there may have been some ongoing romancing with Nick Jonas back in the day. At least on Lovato's end, there were some feelings there. Fans even believe that it inspired to of her songs, "Only Forever" and "Ruin the Friendship".
18 Gigi Hadid Might Have Taken A Note From Demi's handbook
According to The Daily Mail and The Mirror.UK, Gigi Hadid may have taken a note straight from Demi Lovato's handbook. Or Joe and Nick just don't have issues sharing women. Apparently Nick had an on-again, off-again relationship with the gorgeous blond back in 2012 and 2013. Then Joe coupled off with her in June 2015. Even though the relationship was short-lived, Gigi seemed to have Jonas-brother fever... Well, for all the Jonas' except Kevin...
17 Lauren Graham Is In Love With Her Brother... From TV
Romance probably shouldn't come from playing brother and sister. But in the case of Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, that was the fact. The Parenthood stars played brother and sister on the show and were very close. According to People, their relationship spilled into reality but became romantic. The couple is still together, making their relationship almost a decade old... So, maybe keeping it in the family isn't all bad?
16 The One Where Rachel And Monica Date The Same Guy
Yup, according to Menshealth, Monica and Rachel shared the same man. No Friends fan would like to think that Courtney Cox would go after Jennifer Aniston's man, but that's the truth. Cox ended up dating Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz two years after he had spent a few months with Aniston. This definitely goes against "girl code" but maybe Cox had Aniston's permission? Regardless, their friendship has lasted to this day.
15 Maybe Morgan Freeman Liked His Step-Granddaughter... Maybe Not... You Be The Judge
This is not confirmed. Let's be clear about that. But according to RadarOnline, Morgan Freeman could have struck up a romantic relationship with his step-granddaughter before her passing in 2015. Although they weren't blood-relatives, Freeman and his ex-wife had basically raised E'Dina Hines since she was a girl and he was 45 years her senior. Although they both deny it, people do say they had a moment of weakness one night... Let's hope it's not true... For now, we take Freeman's word on it.
14 Elizabeth Taylor Totally Ditches Her Best Friend For Her Man
Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds paved the way for a lot of the celebrity drama we see today. After all, they were best friends and Taylor crossed the line. Reynolds, who was a major film and Broadway star at the time, was married to singer Eddie Fisher. Together they made the late-great national-treasure that is Carrie Fisher. But their union wasn't strong enough to withstand the lure of Elizabeth Taylor. According to eOnline, Taylor got with Eddie and her friendship with Debbie met its tragic end.
13 Kendall Jenner Has No Problem Crossing Bestie Boundaries Either
Kendall Jenner clearly doesn't care about "girl code". When she saw how handsome her best friend's younger brother was becoming, she had to pounce. According to Seventeen, Kendall spent quite a bit of time with Gigi Hadid's brother, Anwar. However, their relationship was shortlived as she quickly went onto an NBA star, Ben Simmons. We can't help but wonder if Gigi was cool with her girl hooking up with her bro?
12 Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams Creep The Rest Of The Brady's Out
Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams crossed the line before any other major brother and sister co-star. Granted, the two played step-siblings on the classic Brady Bunch show. But their romantic feelings crept the rest of the cast out. After all, according to TV Guide, they'd grown up together and Maureen was happy to make Barry her "first". Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
11 Shannen Doherty And Jason Priestley Didn't Care If They Were Brother And Sister
After the cast of The Brady Bunch, the cast of Beverly Hills 90210 started to get in on with one another, In particular, Jason priestly and Shannen Doherty, who played twin brother and sister on the show. Priestly told Howard Stern on his show that he was happy to fool around with his on-screen sister. But this definitely weirded us out when the pair first stepped out together in public.
10 Angelina Jolie And Her Actual Brother That One Time
Okay, we know it was just one time, but we can't get the image of Angelina Jolie making out with her actual brother, Jaime at the Oscars. According to The Mirror, Angie's childhood nanny claimed that the moment was nothing more than a sister showing her brother some platonic love. However, it definitely didn't look that way to us. To this day, it remains one of the most shocking red carpet moments ever.
9 There's No Shortage Of Woody Allen Stories
Did he? Didn't he? We won't go into that here. But there's tons of material on Woody Allen's highly questionable relationships. But, according to People, his current wife was the adopted daughter of his longtime girlfriend, Mia Farrow. Allen may not have formerly adopted Soon-Yi Previn or been her father, but he was around her as she grew up. Then, after a nasty split from Farrow, the pair got together and have remained so since 1992.
8 Teri Hatcher Liked To Keep It In Her Desperate Housewives Family... Much To The Chagrin Of Eva Longoria
Teri Hatcher has a horrendous reputation in Hollywood, especially amongst her Desperate Housewives costars. Hatcher's brief relationship with her costar's ex, Stephen Kay, definitely helps solidify her as the ultimate Wisteria Lane villain. According to TV Guide, Eva Longoria was fine with Teri matching up with her ex. But, we have to admit, we think it's pretty scummy...
7 Julia Roberts Really Pulled A Sketchy Move But Keifer Sutherland Holds No Grudge
It's amazing that Kiefer Sutherland has such a positive perspective on the drama that went down between him and Julia Roberts back in 1991. After all, Roberts totally crossed the line. According to TV Guide, the pair were engaged to be married until three days before their wedding, when she called things off. Then, on the day of their wedding, she jetted off to Ireland with one of Kiefer's very best friends, actor Jason Patric. Still, Kiefer feels that this was the right choice even if it hurt at the time.
6 Khloe Kardashian May Be A Terrible Sister and Scott Disick Is Probably Just Terrible
Scott Disick really likes to be in the news even if it's for his really poor behavior. Seriously, the guy doesn't come across well. Maybe it's because he's woman-crazy? At least, this is something that's perpetuated by The Daily Mail. Apparently, Disick has (or had) a pretty "close" relationship with his ex's sister, Khloe Kardashian. Of course, he was with Kourtney for the longest time and even gave her some kids. If all the PDA photos and rumors are true, he could be an even bigger dirtbag than he portrays himself to be. And Khloe could win a "worst sister of the year" award.
5 Taylor Swift Doesn't Care About "Girlfriend" Rules... After All, She Has Songs To Write
Taylor Swift has songs to write, so of course, she doesn't care about the "girl code". Granted, when she briefly dated one of her best friend's exes, it didn't seem to go over poorly. According to Seventeen, the superstar briefly dated Twilight actor Taylor Lautner not long after he was with her BFF, Selena Gomez. Of course, that fizzled as fast as Lautner's career. Even though Taylor "kept it in the family" her friendship with Gomez is still going strong.
4 Avan Jogia Showed His True Colors To He Best-Friend Josh Hutcherson
According to Seventeen, Victorious and Shaft star Avan Jogia may have tinkled all over "the bro code". He and Hunger Games and The Kids Are Alright star, Josh Hutcherson, were super tight for years. In 2012, Hutcherson started dating gorgeous actor Zoey Deutch. But just a year later, she was linked to Jogia. Deutch and Jogia were together until 2017. We don't know what went down between them, but we do know that Jogia and Hutcherson haven't been spotted together since he got with her.
3 The Strange Dealings Of Nikki Reed, Nina Dobrev, And Ian Somerhalder
There's a very odd relationship dynamic going on with Twilight alumna Nikki Reed and Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev. According to Seventeen, Dobrev and Somerhalder dated for four years. After the split, Somerhalder got engaged to Reed, despite the fact that she and Dobrev were VERY close friends. The tabloids had a field day with this but all three have come out and said that they're all happy for one another.
2 Rockabilly Legend Jerry Lee Lewis REALLY Crossed The Line
You probably don't know Jerry Lee Lewis, but he was groundbreaking back in the '50s. He was a rock and roll singer who basically was a pioneer of the genre as well as rockabilly music. But according to TV Guide, he did something that made everyone feel VERY uncomfortable. At 22, he married his third cousin who was just 13-years-old. The press went after him hard for this but the couple lasted until 1970, after having children together.
1 The Shocking Day That Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick Found Out They Were Related
Damn you, Finding Your Roots! According to The Independent, it's the ancestry-discovering show that revealed that married couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are actually related. To be fair, they're distant cousins; specifically, 9th cousins, once removed. Still, this was enough to make their skin crawl. Regardless, the talented and loving couple is still happily together despite them really keeping things in the family.
Sources: Madame Noire, Hollywood.com, The Talko, The Independent, The Mirror, Huffington Post, Cafe Mom, Screen Rant, Seventeen, TV Guide