With every new year, a new crop of hot celebrity couples always pop up. Whether it be old flames reigniting, couples with big age gaps hooking up, or even just rumored romances, Wonderwall.com is rounding up the latest celebrity pairings of 2016. First up, a member of the royal family! Prince Harry has found love again! In October, news broke that the eligible, handsome royal had been secretly dating "Suits" star Meghan Markle for months. Kensington Palace released a statement on behalf of Prince Harry confirming the relationship and issuing a warning to the press after Meghan was subjected to "abuse and harassment." Since then, the prince and the American divorcee have been spending plenty of time together — with Meghan even taking a break from shooting "Suits" to stay with Harry in London in early November. Keep reading to see the other new couples of 2016!
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Khloe Kardashian has found a new NBA player beau. The reality star started dating Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson in August. By October, the duo were exclusive, and engagement rumors were swirling by the end of that month. Though there's still no word about an official engagement, they're still going strong, with Khloe proving her love often with public displays of affection on Snapchat.
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate became an item in 2016. After Jenny split from her husband of three years, Dean Fleischer-Camp, she stepped out with the "Captain America" star in May. Fans will get the chance to see the couple's on-screen chemistry in 2017 when their flick "Gifted" hits theaters.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal gave love a second try in May when they were spotted rekindling their brief 2014 romance at the Cannes Film Festival. By June, the two seemed inseparable, and by October, news outlets were reporting that things were so serious, some wondered if the Danish model might be the woman who finally gets the Oscar winner to settle down.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are back on! The pair reunited in January more than two years after they called off their engagement. Although Liam originally denied that he's engaged again, Miley started wearing her old engagement ring in March. In July, Miley added to her extensive tattoo collection with another homage to her future husband — an inking of Vegemite, a condiment beloved in Liam's native Australia.
"Game of Thrones" fans rejoice! Rose Leslie and Kit Harington made things official when they stepped out together this year after years of secretive on-off dating. In April, the two showed up at the Olivier Awards in London, posed together for photos, and even packed on a bit of PDA for the cameras.
One Direction's Liam Payne made things official with his newest love — who's a decade his senior — on International Women's Day. He posted a pic of his new lady, British pop star Cheryl Cole, on Instagram in March with the sweet caption, "Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world 😘😘 hope I make you as happy as u make me X." The relationship flourished throughout the year, with the couple facing pregnancy rumors in October.
Ricky Martin publicly stepped out with his new beau, Jwan Yosef, in April at the amFAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Since making their big debut, the two have kept their relationship very public on social media.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were one of 2016's most surprising new couples. The romance rumors began shortly after they were spotted flirting at the Golden Globes in January and continued as they were spotted together in Hawaii in February, on a Disneyland date in March, and in Aspen, Colorado, in April. The two continued to go strong through the summer, and even took Orlando's son Flynn to Disneyland together in September.
A match made in Young Hollywood heaven! Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner sparked romance rumors in early November before the MTV EMAs. While taking in a Kings of Leon concert in the Netherlands, onlookers said the musician and the "Game of Thrones" actress looked very cozy together. One even spotted them kissing!
Megan Fox shocked us all when she showed up at CinemaCon in Las Vegas sporting a baby bump in April — seven months after announcing her split from husband Brian Austin Green. But after the pregnancy revelation, the pair — who have two other kids together — started spending more time with each other and decided to give their marriage another shot. They welcomed their third son, Journey River Green, in August.
Though they started seeing each other at the end of 2015, musician Anderson East and Miranda Lambert waited until 2016 to make their red carpet debut as a couple. The pair posed together at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April. Later that month, they both took the stage to sing together at Chris Stapleton's show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The two attended the 2016 CMA Awards together in November, and a week later, Anderson shared a sweet birthday greeting for his girlfriend on social media, writing, "Happiest of birthdays to this beautiful Texan! I'll celebrate you today and everyday ahead. @mirandalambert ❤️."
Will it last? In March, "The Bachelor" star Ben Higgins revealed his final lady, Lauren Bushnell, and gave her a $95,000 ring. The engaged reality TV couple have flooded social media with photos of their love and are currently live together in Denver. Their "Bachelor" spinoff — Freeform's "Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?" — debuted in the fall and chronicled their life after the final rose.
After being dumped on national television by Ben Higgins, JoJo Fletcher tried her hand at finding love on television again in May with "The Bachelorette." The Texas beauty found love with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' brother, Jordan Rodgers. The two have managed to defy the "Bachelor" curse so far and are still going strong.
After musician St. Vincent broke up with model Cara Delevingne, she moved on to an equally famous face — Kristen Stewart. The two started dating in October and showed plenty of PDA in those early weeks together. Things have moved pretty quickly ever since.
"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez started dating comedian Ben Schwartz in January. Engagement rumors swirled around the happy couple in March, but they've kept their relationship on the down-low throughout the year.
A match made in television heaven! "Scandal" star Bellamy Young and "The Mindy Project" star Ed Weeks went public with their relationship in February. The cute couple made their red carpet debut that month at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscars Party and have been going strong ever since.
Demi Lovato moved on with UFC star Luke Rockhold in 2016 two months after splitting with Wilmer Valderrama. The two reportedly started dating in August and even got matching smiley face tattoos on their fingers. Though they kept things quiet for months, both finally made things "Instagram official" on Nov. 13, posting a photo after a UFC fight night date.
"Downton Abbey" fans rejoice! Co-stars Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox made their relationship public in August — for a "Downton"-related cause. The pair, who had been rumored to be dating for months prior to the appearance, made things official while supporting their former co-star Lily James in her new role as the face of Burberry's latest fragrance, My Burberry Black.
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande made things official in September when Ariana went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and confirmed their relationship. The singer and the rapper built their romance on a friendship after collaborating on songs like "The Way" and "My Favorite Part."
Young love! Bella Thorne and Tyler Posey enjoyed a whirlwind romance in 2016 after being photographed kissing in September. That quickly progressed to social media, where the pair often post photos together.
Laura Prepon and Ben Foster were first reported to be dating in July after being spotted on a date in New York City. Just a few months later in October, they walked the red carpet at the premiere of "The Girl on the Train," where Laura flashed her new engagement ring.