So many beloved celebrity couples split this year that it was easy to lose faith in real love. But we should always look on the bright side— especially in Hollywood. If we pay attention, we'll see that even though so many couples broke up, there were many stars who began a relationship in 2017 instead of getting rid of one. Some of them went public and announced their relationship right away, while others have been keeping it a secret. For some it's just another love affair, and for others it's a lifetime commitment. While all these celebs are so different, there is something similar about them all: they're famous and thousands of fans are following them to see how they're doing.
Go ahead and see what celebrity couples started their relationships in 2017. And let's hope that their love will last!
15 Prince Harry And Meghan Markle: A Fairy Tale
These two have made headlines recently after the announcement of their engagement. And I can't help but mention just how lovingly Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gaze at one another!
The British Prince and the American actress have been dating since summer 2016, but only made it public this year. According to Harry, he knew that Meghan was "the one" from the very beginning of their relationship. In an interview with BBC, Harry said; "The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly is confirmation to me that all the stars are aligned" and added that the only thing he regretted was the fact that his mother couldn't see their happiness. But since Meghan's engagement ring has two diamonds from Princess Diana's collection, they both admit that they feel her being somewhere near. Now bring on the next royal wedding!
14 Anna Faris And Michael Barrett: Still Unconfirmed
Even though neither Anna Faris nor Michael Barrett confirmed their rumored relationship, they have been spotted together several times this fall. They were holding hands and seemed to be enjoying spending time together. An unknown source said to E! News that they had a dinner date this year, saying "They were laughing at the table. She looked very happy and had a smile on her face when she was leaving," the insider added.
The two met on the set of Overboard — the movie where Faris stars and Barrett is a cinematographer. We still don't know if it's true, especially since Anna has moved on so quickly after her long-term relationship with Chris Pratt. If she does... well, we love her. So if she's happy, we're happy. Even though we're still heartbroken about her split with Pratt. Maybe reconciliation is an option!?
13 Macaulay Culkin And Brenda Song: Having Fun Together
For the first time, Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song were romantically linked in July when they were spotted having fun together in a theme park, Knott's Scary Farm. A source shared with Entertainment Tonight that "they were very cute with each other holding hands and very affectionate." Judging from the photo above, the two were spending a great time together. I mean, just look at the way she's holding his arm! It's so cute.
Sure, you can say, "Whatever — they spent an evening in a theme park together. It doesn't make them a couple!" But what if I tell you that, apart from that, they also spent a Thanksgiving weekend together in Paris, where Culkin lavished Song with gifts. What do you think about it now? As for me, I'm super-excited for these two!
12 Lady Gaga And Christian Carino: Good Romance
Singer Lady Gaga and talent agent Christian Carino were first spotted dating in February. Back then, people would catch them kissing and holding hands. An insider even claimed that their relationship was "pretty serious" and they both were "really happy."
Luckily, it turned out to be true; Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are engaged now! He proposed to her in the summer of 2017 and he did it in the best fashion possible. Before proposing, Carino asked for permission from Gaga's father. It seems so romantic! But the couple doesn't have any wedding plans just yet, since the singer is still battling fibromyalgia (a chronic disease that causes severe muscle pain, fatigue, and memory issues). Let's hope that Lady Gaga will soon get into remission to resume her normal lifestyle, plan a wedding, and just, you know, be happy. She deserves it.
11 Kourtney Kardashian And Younes Bendjima: Very Serious
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima started dating in the end of 2016 and this year they made it official to the public. People could see the socialite and the model together on multiple occasions; during their romantic summer vacation in France, at a Halloween party as Bonnie and Clyde, and on the celebration of Kardashian's PrettyLittleThing fashion collection.
An insider said to E! News, "They are very serious. He has been staying at her house a lot, but only if the kids are not there. They will be spending holidays together and Younes is invited to the Kardashians' holiday party." If you just take a look at their photos, you'll that it's true that Kardashian and Bendjima are in a happy and serious relationship. These two are shining!
10 Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn: Keeping It Private
In May 2017, we began suspecting that singer Taylor Swift was dating British actor Joe Alwyn. Back then, a source (supposedly, a close friend of the couple) stated; "This is a very serious relationship. But after what happened with Tom Hiddleston, they were determined to keep it quiet." To be honest, I can understand why some famous people prefer to keep their private life private. I mean, it's okay that fans are interested, but some things should certainly remain behind closed doors.
Some people suggest that one of Swift's new songs is about Alwyn. Particularly, from the lines "Ocean blue eyes looking in mine/ I feel like I might sink and drown and die." It's assumed that she was singing about Alwyn's blue eyes. which sounds very romantic! Let's hope that this relationship will last (unlike most other Swift's relationships).
9 Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara: Love On Set
Next year we're going to see the movie Mary Magdalene which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus and Rooney Mara as Magdalene.While working on the set of this movie, the two actors started their relationship. Most of the time, the couple managed to remain out of spotlight, only letting us see them together at the Cannes Closing Ceremony this May and at a couple of other events. It wasn't until a recent interview with T Magazine, that Phoenix revealed the great news about the two living together.
It's amazing how working on a movie can turn into such a strong romance. It happens a lot in Hollywood, but in most cases it doesn't last a lifetime. I truly hope that Phoenix and Mara will be able to make it last. After all, they look so sweet together!
8 Leonardo DiCaprio And Lorena Rae: Another Model Relationship
There are some things that never change. The Sun always rises in the East and sets in the West. The Earth revolves around the Sun. And Leonardo DiCaprio always dates beautiful supermodels. This year, his relationship with Nina Agdal ended, and his new romance with Lorena Rae seems to have started rather quickly after. Ah, Leo, you've always loved pretty women (not that it's a sin or anything)...
DiCaprio's rep stated that the American actor and the German model weren't in any kind of relationship, but fans seem to think otherwise. After all, DiCaprio and Rae were spotted taking a bike ride together in New York, which is the actor's favorite pastime with his girlfriends. Even though their relationship is still not confirmed, we're very happy for these two.
7 Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott: Parents To Be
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's romance started this year and it literally skyrocketed. They were first seen together at Coachella music festival and at NBA Playoff Game this April. In the summer months, their romance was already in full swing and they soon got matching tattoos. The two were hanging out together a lot during the whole summer, attending different parties and posing photos on social media. Fans were happy for them and soon everyone was shocked to hear that Jenner was actually pregnant with Scott's baby.
Recently, a couple's close friend said to US Weekly, "They’re extremely sweet and very, very happy. They’re doting and kind with each other. It’s cool to see." Well, that's good to know. And soon we'll see what kind of parents these two will become.
6 Colton Haynes And Jeff Leatham: Newlyweds
Colton Haynes (star of Arrow and American Horror Story: Cult) and Jeff Leatham (celebrity florist) started dating this year, and about a month ago they got married. A lot of famous people were invited to their wedding ceremony and Kris Jenner herself was the one who officiated the wedding!
Haynes and Leatham seem to be really happy together. Just look at them! The smiles don't come off their faces! Another proof is Haynes' Instagram post, where the actor wrote; "It's not every day that someone comes into your life & makes you want to be a better man. I feel so blessed to be by your side @jeffleatham." He also stated more than once that Leatham was his pillar of strength during the difficult times. It is what real love stands for — making your loved one a better person and supporting them all the time
5 Henry Cavill And Lucy Cork: So Romantic
Henry Cavill and Lucy Cork met on the set of Mission: Impossible 6, where Cavill starred and Cork was the lead actress's stunt double. The couple went public at the Wimbledon Men's Final in London in July 2017.
The Superman actor and the stunt woman are now happy together and they don't seem to hide it. In September, the two took a break from acting and spent some time in Rome. They had a lovely dinner and then took a romantic walk along the streets around Pantheon. They certainly had a great time and couldn't stop gazing at each other with their eyes full of love and tenderness. Cavill has been very sweet about Cork and even called her "my Lucy" in his Instagram post and called her the best stunt woman in the world.
4 Tom Holland And Zendaya: Just Friends Or Something More?
It is rumored that Zendaya and Tom Holland started dating when they starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming and have been trying to keep their relationship a secret. They were also seen a lot together at a number of events and always looked very sweet. However, neither Holland nor Zendaya confirmed the rumors. "Wait wait...my favorite is when it says we go on vacations together HA!" Zendaya wrote on Twitter in response to the rumors. "I haven't been on a vacation in years!" Holland replied to that with a tweet; "Does the press tour count?"
We still don't know if these are only rumors or the two are actually dating. But the fact is: that they look incredibly sweet together. Whether it's just a close friendship or something more, we're happy for them!
3 Lili Reinhart And Cole Sprouse: Keeping A Sweet Secret
The stars of Riverdale whose characters are in love, turn out to be in a relationship in real life, as well. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have been hiding their romance for some time, but attentive fans could still spot them holding hands once in awhile. Besides, the hilarious tweets they exchange on social media all the time make us think that these two are very close. And even though neither of them have confirmed or denied the rumors, it still seems that they're a real deal. I mean, have you seen the photos of Reinhart taken by Sprouse? To my mind, they prove a lot!
No one can deny the fact that Lili and Cole look very cute together. Let's hope that their relationship will last even when Riverdale is over.
2 Kendall Jenner And Blake Griffin: Full-On Couple
People started seeing Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin together in August. They were at a number of parties together (including Jenner's recent birthday party), and Jenner supported the basketball player's team at a few of his games. The couple was also spotted on a double date with Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott. They all looked "really loving and cuddly." Isn't it sweet?
According to an anonymous source, "Kendall is very happy with Blake. They started out more like friends, and then it was very casual. But it seems more serious lately. When they are not together, they keep in touch over the phone. Her family has accepted Blake. They are spending time getting to know him." Another insider told US Weekly; "They’re legit. They’re a full-on couple." Well, we're glad for them.
1 Halle Berry And Alex Da Kid: The Balance
According to an anonymous source, Academy Award winner Halle Berry and music producer Alex Da Kid met in the summer of 2017. They were spotted on several dates, holding hands, and looking very happy. Pretty quickly the couple went public by sharing photos of each other on their social media accounts. Alongside one of these romantic photos, Berry wrote a simple but meaningful phrase: "my balance." If you ask me, I think that if the man makes her feel the balance in her life, it's the right man.
Since Halle was married three times in the past, we really hope that she finally found a man she's ready to spent her lifetime with. Seeing how they look at each other and how sweetly they cuddle, we can guess that Alex is the one. We'll see if it's true.