Stars Who Dated Before They Were Famous

Can you imagine Liam Neeson and Helen Mirren dating? How about Neil Patrick Harris and Christine Taylor? Well, before becoming major household names, some of our favorite stars had pretty surprising relationships with other aspiring celebrities. From odd couples to brief flings and long-lasting romances, here are all the celebrities you didn’t know dated before they were famous.


George Clooney and Kelly Preston


What a good looking couple! Before George Clooney landed his breakthrough role on ER he dated aspiring actress Kelly Preston. The pair dated between 1987 to 1989. The two were very serious and even moved in together! During their time together, Clooney and Preston co-raised a pig named Max.


Megan Fox and David Gallagher



Back in 2001, David Gallagher was a teen heartthrob from 7th Heaven and Megan Fox had two minor film roles to her name, one of them being the 2001 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s film Holiday in the Sun. The duo dated for one year between 2003 to 2004 and were inseparable. Today, Megan Fox is one of the foxiest women in Hollywood and Gallagher has disappeared from the limelight.


Ryan Reynolds and Melissa Joan Hart


Back in 1996, before anyone knew who he was, Ryan Reynolds dated Melissa Joan Hart. At the time, Hart was just beginning her run as Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Reynolds was an up-and-coming actor. During an interview, Hart revealed that: “He was 17 and I was 19. [Hart] was like, ‘You’re too young for me’. I wasn’t sure so I just grabbed him and started kissing him”.


Jessica Biel and Chris Evans


Many years before becoming Captain America, Chris Evans was only known as 7th Heaven star Jessica Biel’s boyfriend. Between 2001 to 2006, Biel and Evans made quite a hot couple! During an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2005, Biel revealed that “[Biel] awoke to find my bed covered in rose petals. In the middle of the night, [Evans] pulled apart at least 24 roses in all different colors and sprinkled the petals everywhere. He’s definitely a keeper”. How cute!