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 Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader! After a few weeks of dating rumors, the comedy star and the actress 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. Keep reading for more of the year's new couples…
In early March, People magazine and other outlets confirmed that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas — 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.
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"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." They've continued to look coupled up during outings on both coasts.
On Jan. 12, 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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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 ❤️ ."