Celebrities: They’re just like us. How? Summer flings are a very real thing that happens in us common folks’ lives, and celebs are no exception. Of course, celeb summer flings are way more interesting to follow — maybe because we don’t have to personally experience the heartbreak of splitting from someone, even if the relationship lasted a mere few months.
But the quicker a celeb relationship runs its course, the sooner we forget they even happened. Take, for example, Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio (yeah, they were an item!). Now that Lively’s happily married to Ryan Reynolds, what with their two kids and all, who even remembers that she and Leo had a truly eventful and romantic summer together?
There’s plenty more where that came from. Here are 12 celeb couples who had short-lived but steamy summer flings.
A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.