Our Favorite New Couples in Hollywood

by Julie Sprankles
Mar 14, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. ET
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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 /12: Nick Jonas & Angela Sarafyan

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1/12 :Nick Jonas & Angela Sarafyan

Jonas and Westworld star Angela Sarafyan are taking things slow, but news of the couple's, well, coupling made headlines in March. An insider confirms that he's "definitely into her" and, as evidenced by the hesitation to take things public, it seems like things are still pretty new for these lovebirds.

2 /12: Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden

New Hollywood Couples: Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden
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2/12 :Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden

Confirmation of the Mean Girls star's new relationship with screenwriter and producer Jamie Linden came around the same time it was announced she was pregnant with their child. They've kept their relationship private since they first got together in 2016

3 /12: Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola

New Hollywood Couples: Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola
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3/12 :Shailene Woodley & Ben Volavola

The Big Little Lies star made her relationship (publically) official with rugby player Ben Volavola when they went hand-in-hand to a Valentino fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in late January. The pair reportedly met while Woodley was filming her upcoming film, Adrift, in New Zealand.

4 /12: Madeline Brewer & Nick Jonas

New Hollywood Couples: Madeline Brewer and Nick Jonas
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4/12 :Madeline Brewer & Nick Jonas

The singer-actor and the Handmaid's Tale star set tongues wagging after the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in January when they were spotted dining a deux in Santa Monica.

5 /12: Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson

New Hollywood Couples: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson
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5/12 :Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson

The Coldplay frontman and Fifty Shades star first pinged romance radars back in October of 2017, and they don't seem to mind. They looked awfully cozy strolling together on the beach in Malibu in January of 2018.

6 /12: Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick

New Hollywood Couples: Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick
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6/12 :Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick

It's a match made in sporting history heaven! Rodgers, QB for the Greenbay Packers, and Patrick, a NASCAR driver, were officially photographed out to dinner together on Jan. 14, 2018. 

7 /12: Millie Bobby Brown & Jacob Sartorius

New Hollywood Couples: Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius
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7/12 :Millie Bobby Brown & Jacob Sartorius

Considering the adolescent age of the Stranger Things star and her rumored boyfriend, we're filing this under "innocent and fun." Ah, to be young and unjaded again! 

8 /12: Sam Smith & Brandon Flynn

New Hollywood Couple: Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
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8/12 :Sam Smith & Brandon Flynn

Singer Sam Smith and his 13 Reasons Why BF Brandon Flynn are getting on so well they're taking their relationship to the next level... literally! In January, they climbed the iconic Syndey Bridge in Australia.

9 /12: Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart

New Hollywood Couples: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
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9/12 :Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart

It's hard not to geek out when two of your favorite TV characters couple up in real life, especially when they are Riverdale's Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. Or should we say, Jughead and Betty?

10 /12: Sabrina Dhowre & Idris Elba

New Hollywood Couples: Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
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10/12 :Sabrina Dhowre & Idris Elba

You know a new relationship must be going well when it includes chumming around with the royal family. British actor Idris Elba is so smitten with his love Sabrina Dhowre he introduced her to Prince Charles.

11 /12: January Jones & Nick Viall

New Hollywood Couples: January Jones and Nick Viall
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11/12 :January Jones & Nick Viall

While this rumored romance hasn't technically been confirmed, everyone is talking about the Mad Men actor and her possible Bachelor beau. What we do know is that Jones told James Corden she's attracted to Viall. Hmm....

12 /12: Charlie Heaton & Natalia Dyer

New Hollywood Couples: Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer
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12/12 :Charlie Heaton & Natalia Dyer

They costar in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, but nothing could feel more natural than Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer coupling up in real life (like their alter egos on-screen). His social media shoutout for her 21st birthday suggests they're crazy about each other.