10+ Celebs Who Knew Each Other Forever (And Fell In Love)

Sarah Kester
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Love doesn't always happen at first sight.

Most relationships take months — even decades! — to blossom into something special.

So with Valentine's Day right around the corner, let's take a look at 10+ celebs who knew each other and ended up falling in love!

1. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

It was quite a few years before the Canadian singer was calling Cabello "señorita."

Their friendship began in 2014 when they were both opening acts for Austin Mahone’s tour.

From there, it continued to blossom, with the pair even collaborating musically together.

Fans were so relieved when they finally broke away from the friendship zone in 2019.

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“Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back,” Cabella told Rolling Stone.

2. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne

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These two go way back!

The pair met in 1970 when Ozzy was working for her father (he was the manager of Black Sabbath).

When Ozzy got fired, Sharon took on the role of his manager. Soon, pleasure mixed with business and the rest as we know it is history.

3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

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Fans have been rooting for a Mila-Ashton relationship ever since they starred in That '70s Show together. Ashton was even Mila's first kiss!

After several failed relationships, they finally explored the romance in their longtime friendship. Today, they are married and have two kids!

4. David Foster and Katharine McPhee

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They may get a lot of flack for their 35-year age-gap, but it's not as though the couple just jumped into a relationship.

They knew each other for 11 years before they started dating!

They first met in 2006 when McPhee was a contestant on American Idol and finally became more than friends in 2017.

5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West


The rapper had to sit back and watch Kim kiss a lot of frogs — and even marry one for 72 days — before she discovered her prince in him.

Eight years and four kids later, it was definitely meant to be.

6. Ariana Grande and Big Sean

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After working on the track "Right There" together in 2013, sparks flew.

But nothing could happen since Ariana was dating Jai Brooks and Sean was linked with Nina Rivera at the time.

Flash-forward to 2014 and they finally got together. It only lasted five months, but it was adorable while it lasted!

7. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder


These two began as co-stars, then friends, and then finally something more.

"I didn't want to be dating one of my co-stars — my goal on the show was to be professional," Nina told Seventeen in 2012 about her Vampire Diaries co-star.

"But sometimes you can't help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time," she gushed.


They dated for over three years before calling it quits.

Ian is now married to another vampire actress, Nikki Reed.

8. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


The odds were against the couple when they first met in 2010 on the set of Green Lantern.

Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson and Blake was dating her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley.

When they both found themselves single a year later, they tried — and failed — to set each other up on a double date.


"That was the most awkward date because we were just like fireworks coming across," Ryan told Entertainment Weekly's SiriusXM show.

"It was weird at first but we were buddies for a long time. I think it's the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends."

9. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

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"I've known him since I was so young—since I was like 13—and we've just been good friends over the years," Hailey said in an interview with E! News.

The pair dated in 2015, but they ended up breaking up a year later in 2016. Thankfully, they rekindled things in 2018 and have even gotten married!

When you know, you know!

10. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith


When Jada auditioned for the role of Will Smith’s girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, she didn't get it, but she did get to start a friendship with Will.

Nothing romantic could happen, though, until he was divorced from his first wife.

“I literally walked right out [from signing the divorce papers and] I called Jada,” Will says with a laugh. “I said ‘Hey Jada, what’s up? It’s Will,'" he said on "Red Table Talk."


"She said ‘Hey, you doing?’ I said, ‘Good, are you seeing anybody?’ She said, ‘Uh, no,’ and I said ‘Cool, you’re seeing me now.’”

Jada laughed and said, “And my dumb [expletive] was like, ‘Okay.’”

11. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

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The couple has Patti LaBelle to thank for their relationship!

It was her who convinced Union to dump the guy she was seeing at the time and give Wade, a younger man, a chance.

"She was like, 'Girl, you better drop that zero and get you a hero,'" Gabrielle said on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

12. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

What a beautiful couple.

Two of Hollywood's biggest superstars coming together in one big, happy union. These two have known each other since 1991 but didn't actually get together until 1997.

And they keep their lives private:

When asked about the relationship, Parker said:

“The secret is, we don’t discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That’s it! We don’t hold it up as an example and we don’t air our dirty laundry.”

13. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo

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The couple dated and were even engaged for 14 years, yes, 14 years, before they got married in 2015. I guess they just wanted to be really, really sure about it.

14. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

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One of the longest-lasting couples on this list, the pair has been together since 1983.

Notice how I said "together" and not "married"? It's because Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are not married.

Why, you ask?


Well, we have an answer from one of them. As Goldie Hawn herself puts it:

“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.”

15. Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller

The two have been through a whole lot together. They have been together since 2004, and didn't get engaged until 2011.

They got married just a year later.

As for what they've been through...


Lauren's mother has been battling Alzheimer’s for the last couple of years, so the two of them formed the Hilarity for Charity in order to battle the horrific disease.

What a great thing to do as a couple.

16. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall


The pair actually met on SNL back in the early '80s, and since have gotten married (1987) and had two sons, Henry, 21, and Charles, 16.

The two are incredibly funny people

17. David Bowie and Iman


We were all saddened by the passing of David Bowie, but none could have been sadder than his wife, Iman.

The two of them had been together since the far-off year of 1992.

What did she think of the relationship at first? “For him [it was overwhelming]."

"I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely, I didn’t want to get into a relationship with somebody like him. But as I always said: I fell in love with David Jones. I did not fall in love with David Bowie. Bowie is just a persona. He’s a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.”

A beautiful love story, truly.