Ah, new love! Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at all the new celebrity couples who made their debuts in 2020… starting with our favorite quarantine couple: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas! In early March, People magazine and other outlets confirmed that Ben and Ana — who spent the fall and winter shooting the November 2020 thriller "Deep Water" together — were romantically involved. The news came after the pair were spotted visiting museums and restaurants in Ana's hometown of Havana, Cuba, where they were also seen kissing at the airport. Days later, they were photographed nuzzling while walking on the beach during a Costa Rica vacation. Early in the pandemic the duo were spotted frequently on walks with their dogs.
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Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader publicly confirmed their romance when they walked the red carpet together at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5. The "Barry" actor and the "The O.C." actress were all smiles as they posed for photos after first being seen grabbing coffee together in Bill's hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 2019. The duo co-starred in the 2013 rom-com "The To Do List," which was directed by Bill's then-wife, filmmaker Maggie Carey, from whom he split in 2018. Despite seeming like a perfect couple, the two called it quits in July 2020.
"Euphoria" co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Elordi have a volatile on-screen relationship but off-screen, it's anything but. They first sparked romance rumors when they vacationed together in Greece in the summer of 2019, though Jacob insisted they were just friends at the time. However, rumors started swirling once again after they were seen roaming around New York City together in early February 2020 where they were snapped kissing. "Jacob and Zendaya have been seeing each other for months now," a source told E! News in February. "They started as close friends but it became romantic after [the first season of] their show ended." Though they continued to look coupled up during outings on both coasts, their relationship eventually fizzled sometime in 2020 before they ever
In January actress Amber Heard was seen kissing cinematographer Bianca Butti outside a hotel in Palm Springs, California. Us Weekly confirmed that a new romance had blossomed. "They started as friends and it turned into something more," a source later that month.
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail made their new romance official on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Jan. 5. The actress and the "Hamilton" director — who worked together on "Fosse/Verdon" in 2019 — first sparked romance rumors when they were photographed together in London, where Michelle was filming "Venom 2," in December 2019. On Dec. 30, People magazine reported that the four-time Academy Award nominee and the Tony Award-winning director were not only engaged but expecting their first child together, whom they welcomed in June.
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Lady Gaga is no longer caught in a bad romance! The Grammy Award-winning pop star and her new boo, entrepreneur Michael Polansky, have been packing on the PDA since just before the start of 2020 — but he wasn't publicly identified until early February after he and Gaga took things more public during Super Bowl festivities. The music star and Michael — a Harvard grad who manages Facebook co-founder Sean Parker's business and philanthropic endeavors, including his Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy — made their romance Instagram official on Feb. 3. "We had so much fun in Miami. Love to all my little monsters and fans, you're the best! ❤️," Gaga captioned this adorable snapshot.
Following a four-day marriage in 2019, actor Nicolas Cage debuted a new flame in 2020. Nic brought a new girlfriend to the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 8. In early March, she was identified as Riko Shibata after they were spotted together again, this time walking around New York City. On March 5, the couple — Nic is reportedly 30 years her senior — made headlines after they were photographed taking a horse-drawn carriage ride around Central Park a week after they visited his unique pyramid tomb in New Orleans.
In January, it was confirmed that Liam Hemsworth was dating model Gabriella Brooks after the Aussies were spotted enjoying each other's company on the beach — and kissing — in Byron Bay, Australia. The pair were previously seen spending time with Liam's family in December 2019. In March, a source told Us Weekly that the actor "feels more at home" with his new girlfriend than he did with ex-wife Miley Cyrus and "feels like he can be his complete self without any drama." Added the source: "It's comfortable and easy. … Liam's family really likes Gabriella for him. She understands Liam's values as well as his family's, which is something that's very important to him and them."
Romance has never looked so edgy! FKA Twigs and The 1975 frontman Matty Healy — who split from Liam Hemsworth's new flame, Gabriella Brooks, in 2019 — went public with their relationship in early 2020. The duo were seen cozying up after the NME Awards in London on Feb. 12. The "Somebody Else" singer-songwriter took to Instagram to share a picture of the "Cellophane" songstress sitting on his lap with her arm draped around his neck. "Thank you NME for the awards and the chaos," Matty captioned the pic. The pair were also spotted at RuPaul's DragCon UK 2020 in mid-January.
On Valentine's Day, troubled former actress Amanda Bynes took to Instagram to reveal not only that there was a new mystery man in her life — who was soon identified as Paul Michael — but that they had recently gotten engaged. Despite reports claiming the pair — who reportedly met either in rehab, AA or a halfway house and started dating in late 2019 — broke up weeks later, both insisted in March that everything was fine. Reports have claimed that it's unlikely they'll ever actually tie the knot because Amanda's mother, who serves as her conservator, won't consent to the marriage because she doesn't think it's in her daughter's best interest.
On Jan. 20, Pamela Anderson and her longtime friend Jon Peters — whom she'd dated in the late '80s (pictured here) — got married in Malibu after reuniting earlier in the month. By early February, however, the former "Baywatch" star surprised fans when she released a statement announcing that the couple had gone their separate ways less than two weeks after they tied the knot. The former couple have since gone back and forth in the media about their split. Pam reportedly realized she'd "made a terrible mistake" after merely a day and a half of marriage and ended things with the Jon, whom she thought was "too controlling," though Jon has stated that it was his decision to end their brief marriage. In September, Pam set the record straight about her relationship on Twitter, tweeting: "[I] was never married to Jon Peters. It was just a bizarre lunch … no 'marriage' no 'divorce,'" she added that she and her "lifelong family friend" were "never legally married" and have "no hard feelings" toward each other. "[It was] just a bizarre theatrical lunch — [I have] a good sense of humor about it," she wrote. Pam has since moved on…
In September, news broke via Page Six that Pamela Anderson was dating her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst. Though the date the two linked up is unknown, sources claimed it happened early in 2020. Dan has served as her full-time bodyguard for two years, and after they started dating they reportedly started "jetting around Canada."
On Sept. 4, Page Six reported that Pamela Anderson and her full-time bodyguard of nearly two years, Dan Hayhurst, took their relationship to the next level sometime earlier this year. "The pandemic has been wild for Pamela. … She has a serious love interest," said a source, adding that the 53-year-old "Baywatch" alum's beau is in his 40s and "a real man." Said the source, "He knows how to handle her. It's very cool to see. She's completely comfortable, and they're never out of each other's sight. … He's not a Hollywood insider. That's perfect for Pamela." The duo have reportedly been "jetting around Canada, camping out at chic hotels" when they're not at her Vancouver compound, where he also lives. According to the insider, they're now "exclusive." A People magazine source echoed that the model-actress is "very happy" with her new boyfriend. "[They've] been together for a while … for the entire pandemic," added the insider, noting that Dan is helping the blonde beauty "fix up her home on Vancouver Island." As Pamela's new romance started making headlines, she took to Twitter to set the record straight about her relationship with Jon Peters — the producer whom she purportedly wed earlier this year. "[I] was never married to Jon Peters. It was just a bizarre lunch … no 'marriage' no 'divorce,'" she tweeted, adding in a second tweet that she and her "lifelong family friend" were "never legally married" and have "no hard feelings" toward each other. "[It was] just a bizarre theatrical lunch — [I have] a good sense of humor about it," she wrote.
In late January, Us Weekly reported that Zac Efron was in a new relationship with former "Neighbors" co-star Halston Sage, to whom he was briefly romantically linked in 2014 (pictured). A source told Us that their romance began to blossom soon after his fling with Danish swimmer Sarah Bro came to an end in 2019. The same source reported that Zac and Halston were "in a serious relationship and in love" and spent quality time together over the 2019 holidays. By July it seemed the two were over, but don't feel bad for Zac. He rebounded quickly…
Zac Efron moved on quickly! By September he was linked to Vanessa Valladares, an Australian model. They reportedly met in June while Vanessa was working at the Byron Bay General Store & Cafe and their relationship heated up as Zac continued to live in Australia over the summer. By October Vanessa was even throwing him a lavish birthday party!
Drake was seen with a new love interest early in the year. The rapper and model Imaan Hammam fueled romance rumors on Feb. 7 after they were spotted walking arm-in-arm at a New York Fashion Week event. "They're so cute together," an insider told Us Weekly. "They were hanging out together at the dinner, took pictures — he had his arm around her. [It] definitely looks more friendly than just friends." According to Page Six, the Canadian hitmaker was also seen leaving the model's NYC apartment on Feb. 5. By March there was already speculation that the relationship fizzled.
On Feb. 3, "Riverdale" star KJ Apa got fans buzzing when he posted a pic on Instagram of himself and an unknown woman kissing along with the caption "coup de foudre" — which is French for "love at first sight." The mystery woman confirmed her identity — it's model Clara Berry — when she posted an Instagram pic of her own on Feb. 7 that showed her and KJ cuddling in a pool in Bali. She went for a similar approach with her caption, "J'irai chercher ton cœur si tu l'emportes ailleurs," which is French for "I'll search for your heart if you take it somewhere else," according to Vogue Australia. The New Zealander and the French stunner made their romance red carpet official when they were photographed together — the actor photobombed his new love's solo posing — at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9.
Young love! In mid-January, multiple outlets reported that "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown was in a new relationship with Joseph Robinson, the son of British rugby superstar Jason Robinson. The teenage couple made their relationship official when Joseph posted a cuddled-up mirror selfie (seen here) with Millie on Snapchat. "Ly x," he captioned it. The actress was also spotted vacationing with Joseph and his family in the Maldives back in November 2019. Millie's also been known to show her support for his father, Jason's rugby team on her Instagram Stories. Despite the social media declarations, the couple reportedly called it quits by August.
Paris Hilton took a new romance with entrepreneur Carter Reum public in early 2020. It's the heiress-DJ's first big relationship since she split from fiancé Chris Zylka in 2018. She and Carter were were seen getting cozy at the annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes afterparty on Jan. 5. According to People magazine, Carter, who's known for co-founding the liquor company VEEV Spirits with brother Courtney Reum, also happens to be a longtime friend of Paris's family. Later in January, a source told Us Weekly that the couple were already "very serious."
Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger has a new man in her life! The music star made her red carpet debut with Scottish rugby player Thom Evans at the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes afterparty on Jan. 5. News that the pair were dating first circulated in 2019 when Thom competed on the U.K.'s "The X Factor: Celebrity" edition, on which Nicole was a judge. On Jan. 6, the "Buttons" singer took to Instagram to show off her new boo.
Avril Lavigne is reportedly off the market again! The Canadian pop star is reportedly dating Jagwar Twin musician Pete Jonas. The two fueled romance rumors when they attended and posed for photos together at Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party on Jan. 25. E! News also reported that the pair were seen holding hands and embracing inside the gala. Avril was spotted with Pete in November 2019 just before news broke that she and billionaire Phillip Sarofim had called it quits.
On Jan. 8, Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden were seen holding hands while leaving a grocery store in London. The "Mary Queen of Scots" co-stars were first linked in late 2018 — when the film hit theaters — but they've publicly denied being a couple. "Noooo… Just no," Saoirse responded when The Telegraph asked about the status of their relationship in late 2019. In early 2018, the "Little Women" actress was also linked to Jack's brother, Calum Lowden.
On-again, off-again couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik gave their love another go in early 2020. In January, the pair were seen walking arm-in-arm around New York City, signaling that they'd reconciled about a year after their last split. "Gigi and Zayn got back together right before the holidays in December," a source told E! News. "Zayn has been reaching out to Gigi for the last month and she is giving him another chance." The source added, "She has always loved him and the break between the two was needed. Zayn has been working on his past music and focusing on his health and is in a really good place currently." In April it was revealed that things were getting more serious — they were expecting a child together! The happy couple announced the birth of their daughter in September, though they've yet to reveal her name.
After splitting in late 2019, Jessie J and Channing Tatum reconciled by January 2020. The "Price Tag" singer and the "Magic Mike" star confirmed reports that they were "fully back together" by making their official red carpet debut as couple at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on Jan. 24. The next day, they made their reunion Instagram official when the British pop star posted a video of herself and Channing playfully kissing each other. "I love you so much baby @channingtatum," she captioned it in part. "The way you love me and the way I love you and the way we feel it is all that matters ❤️ ." Unfortunately, by April the couple were dunzo once more.
"This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz made things official in 2020 with new beau Bradley Collins. The couple started dating in May after meeting in Nashville, where Chrissy spent most of her coronavirus quarantine before moving back to Los Angeles to shoot her hit show in August. In October, Chrissy shouted out Bradley on Instagram in honor of National Boyfriend Day, writing, "Happy #nationalboyfriendday to my dreamboat! Bradley, from the first moment I laid eyes on you I wanted and needed to know you."
Reba McEntire started dating again in 2020. The country legend started dating "CSI: Miami" star Rex Linn in January, and opened up about her new squeeze on her "Living and Learning" podcast. She described Rex as "special" and called him "a very, very sweetheart of a guy." Rex also made the relationship known on social media, sharing a picture of the two looking cozy on a date night on Instagram back in January.
Rebel Wilson made things red carpet official with her new beau, Jacob Busch, in September. The couple originally met in 2019, but their relationship really heated up while they got to know each other from a distance during coronavirus quarantine. Jacob is a descendent of the Anheuser-Busch beer-brewing company co-founder and was previously linked to former "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof.
Jacob Elordi moved on pretty quickly… to model Kaia Gerber. The new young couple were rumored to be an item starting in September, and were spotted around New York City that month. E! News reported that the couple were "definitely interested in each other," though they aren't in a hurry to label things. "Kaia is the one that doesn't want to be in an exclusive relationship right now. She has a lot of projects on her plate and wants her freedom," said the source. Despite that insider info, the two have since been spotted on both coasts — most recently in Malibu in October — and even vacationed in Mexico with her parents in September.
Katie Holmes went public with her new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, in September. The star's new man is a chef that happens to be 8 years her junior, and the duo showed a surprising amount of PDA for the previously private star. Shortly after they were spotted together, DailyMail.com revealed that Emilio was allegedly in a two-year relationship with another woman when he started seeing the actress. The chef reportedly dumped his live-in fiancée, 24-year-old Rachel Emmons, via text after learning photos of him and Katie were set to hit the internet. Despite the rocky start, the couple continued to be spotted all over New York City for the next few months.
"Chicago Med" star Torrey DeVitto made her latest romance known in October — sharing a sweet black-and-white selfie on Instagram with long-rumored beau Will Estes. Also an actor, Will confirmed the romance by posting his own photo with Torrey on his own social media that same day. Fans of the star weren't surprised — she'd been posting mysterious photos with her new squeeze since June without naming him (and he'd always be covered up with a mask!).
People magazine reported in August that, according to a source, Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly were in "a very serious relationship" and were "very happy" together. The story was corroborated by another outlet, E! News, whose source said they've been seeing each other for "several months" and are now living together in New York City. Though it wasn't known exactly when the host and actress first linked up, an Us Weekly source claimed that their romance kicked off "well before quarantine started."
Ariana Grande kicked off 2020 with a new man. The singer reportedly started dating Dalton Gomez in January, and the two have been going strong ever since. They first met when Dalton was hired to help her find a new home, and they were spotted kissing at a bar back in February. Ariana took things to the next level in May, when Dalton had a cameo in her "Stuck With U" music video that debuted that month. And in August a source told Us Weekly that the relationship is "serious." "When she saw him, she immediately thought he was cute and very good-looking, and she asked her team to set up an in-person meeting with him. Ariana fell very hard for Dalton shortly after they met," the source shared, adding that "they've fallen madly in love with each other."
As viewers watched the end of his marriage unfold on Netflix's third season of "Selling Sunset" this summer, Justin Hartley was moving on with a new woman. He was first spotted by TMZ kissing actress Sofia Pernas in May, and has a history with the soap star. The two both starred on "The Young and the Restless" previously — at the same time Justin's ex wife Chrishell Stause starred on the show as well. In June, The Sun reported that the two women were actually friendly for years after co-starring on the daytime soap. People magazine revealed that same month that Justin and Sofia had been dating for "several weeks" and were very happy together.
Tiffany Haddish and Common officially announced their couple status in 2020. Tiffany fessed up to being in a relationship with the rapper-actor in July while appearing on Steve O's "Wild Ride!" podcast. She shared that the couple started dating after connecting on the set of 2019's "The Kitchen," and noted that it was her first time dating a celebrity. "This is hands down the best relationship I've ever been in," she told Steve-O. "I feel more confident in me, and it's not him that's doing it. … [I'm just] way happier, and it's knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does, anyways. And I love it — I love him." For his part, while on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Common also gushed about his new love, saying, "She's a wonderful woman — a queen — and just a beautiful person. I just care for her a lot, enjoy her, and I am grateful to have her in my life. So, yeah, I'm happy."
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's daughter Maya Hawke started dating a fellow actor this year. The 22-year-old "Stranger Things" star and actor Tom Sturridge confirmed rumors they're dating after they were snapped kissing in New York City in August. (See photos here.) The couple, who have a 12 year age difference, were first linked in late July when they were seen spotted together in the Hamptons.
Simone Biles confirmed recent rumors that she and professional football player Jonathan Owens were a couple in August. To make things official, the gymnast posted a slideshow of photos of herself and the athlete on Instagram, writing alongside it "It's just us." Fans weren't shocked at the post, as earlier in the summer Simone had posted Jonathan to her Instagram stories quite a few times.
Women everywhere were dismayed to hear that Brad Pitt has a new lady in his life in 2020. In August he was spotted with German model Nicole Poturalski, who at age 27 is 29 years his junior. Multiple media outlets reported that the new duo jetted off to the South of France for a "romantic getaway" that month. An onlooker told OK! magazine that the pair acted like "loved up teenagers" and "were kissing" as they hit the tarmac. And though it's not entirely clear when they first started seeing each other, MailOnline uncovered photos showing Nicole seated next to Brad in a VIP box during a performance of Kanye West's "Nebuchadnezzar" opera at the Hollywood Bowl back in November 2019.
One couple that surprised us this year? Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly — who started dating in May. E! News reported the couple got close on the set of "Midnight in the Switchgrass," and an Us Weekly insider shared, "They started off as friends and their relationship grew from there. Megan thinks MGK is a really cool guy and their relationship turned more romantic. … They have definitely hooked up and are seeing where things go." They starred together in the music video for his song "Bloody Valentine" later that month, and in June went Instagram official with MGK posting a mirror snap of the two (seen here). In July the couple appeared on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett's podcast "Give Them Lala … With Randall" and opened up about their relationship. Megan shared that it was love at first sight for her, explaining, "The second that I was in a room with him … I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame." For MGK's part, he shared that every day he was on set, he waited outside on the steps of his trailer "just to catch one glimpse of eye contact" with Megan. "I would just sit there and, like, hope," he said.
Timothée Chalamet was rumored to have a new lady in his life in June. The actor was snapped kissing actress Eiza Gonzalez while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (See photos here.) We don't know when the 24-year-old Oscar nominee and the 30-year-old actress first linked up, and they've yet to publicly confirm their relationship.
A new Netflix romance! "Outer Banks" stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline made their relationship Instagram official in June, with Chase posting a slideshow of photos from a romantic beach picnic with his co-star. Commented Jonathan Daviss, who also appears on the cult Netflix series, commented on the photos, "Well it's about time." The couple did an Instagram Live together a few days later and talked about his big reveal, with Chase explaining he conferred with his mom before sharing the photos with the world. "I was like, 'I think I'm gonna post it,'" he recalled. "She was like, 'Really? You understand what happens when you do that?' And I'm like, 'Yeah. I do, Mom. Sure do.' Then I texted Maddie and I said, 'What do you think?' And she said, 'I don't care.'" The actress shared her opinion of the public display, calling it a perfect example of "modern romance."
It was revealed that Jared Leto was off the market in June, when People magazine broke the news that he was seeing longtime pal Valery Kaufman. The couple, who've been dating "off and on now for a few years" according to a source, got serious this year. The 48-year-old actor and the 26-year-old model "would meet up with groups of people and all hangout" and "didn't go on solo dates" until their relationship took a turn somewhere along the line, the source shared, adding that Valery had even met Jared's mom.
In March it was revealed by Us Weekly that E! personality Morgan Stewart was seeing Jordan McGraw — Dr. Phil McGraw's son. At that point the source told E! that the couple had been dating "for months" and were "so happy together." The duo reportedly dated when they were younger, but after reconnecting things got serious. The "Daily Pop" host eventually confirmed her romance with the singer on Instagram Live, saying that they've been dating for about three months in March. "We dated 10 years ago for a year and then he broke up with me," she said, adding that they got back together because "he was persistent." In August the couple announced they were expecting a baby girl together.