Our Favorite New Couples in Hollywood

Jun 29, 2018 at 9:19 a.m. ET
Janelle Monae & Tessa Thompson at the 'Annihilation' premiere
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Love can be fleeting — this much we all know — and it seems especially so in Hollywood. So when two stars find their way into a cute new relationship, it’s only natural to hope for the best. And, hey, sometimes that works out in the long run, right? Cute new relationships can evolve into long-term relationships and sometimes even celebrity marriages. Every relationship has a beginning, after all.

Thus far, 2018 is shaping up to be a super-sweet year for celebrity unions. From the uptick in engagements to budding romances seemingly around every corner, the year certainly has an edge over 2017… aka the year of breakups that shattered our collective hearts.

In this new year, though, things are looking up. With every potential pairing that is sighted, we can practically feel the nervous anticipation right along with them. So in the spirit of new-relationship optimism, we’re holding out hope that the following precious new couples make it through the early phases and cruise right into celebrity power-couple status.

A version of this article was originally published in January 2018.

1 /11: Tessa Thompson & Janelle Monaé

Tessa Thompson & Janelle Monae
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1/11 :Tessa Thompson & Janelle Monaé

2 /11: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at the 2017 Met Gala
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2/11 :Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

3 /11: Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge

Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge at her 25th birthday at Las Palmas Latin Supper Club in 2010
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3/11 :Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge

4 /11: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon arrive for NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party
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4/11 :Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon

5 /11: Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden

New Hollywood Couples: Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden
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5/11 :Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden

6 /11: Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola

New Hollywood Couples: Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola
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6/11 :Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola

7 /11: Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson

New Hollywood Couples: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson
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7/11 :Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson

8 /11: Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick

New Hollywood Couples: Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick
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8/11 :Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick

9 /11: Millie Bobby Brown & Jacob Sartorius

New Hollywood Couples: Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius
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9/11 :Millie Bobby Brown & Jacob Sartorius

10 /11: Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart

New Hollywood Couples: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
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10/11 :Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart

11 /11: Charlie Heaton & Natalia Dyer

New Hollywood Couples: Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer
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11/11 :Charlie Heaton & Natalia Dyer