It was a time when most huge stars flocked to other huge stars—before there was Tinder, one simply made the Hollywood party rounds or asked her people to talk to his people.
It made for seamless A-lister stalking, because all of the biggest and brightest were, basically living together. Slowly, those couples and their collective power status began to erode.
Now there will always be powerful couples in Hollywood.
Success attracts success, beauty attracts beauty and money attracts money. But anyone with a slight inclination toward nostalgia will recall an era in which the biggest A-listers dated the biggest A-listers, creating a hybrid of influence that was truly unmatched. They were, arguably, Hollywood's most beautiful couple, and were definitely the one that garnered the most attention.
Couples are simply elevated based on the fact that they're in a relationship—if they even care about that at all.
Lady Gaga, the mother monster herself, is dating an up-and-coming singer.
Ben Affleckand Jennifer Garner gave the world the same feels—whether they were canoodling at a Red Sox game or attending the Golden Globes, the world was enamored.Taylor Swift has eschewed her past high-powered celebs for the fresh face of one Joe Alwyn.Jennifer Lopez left Hollywood (romantically-speaking) altogether, instead turning to the world of sports for her latest love (that would be Alex Rodriguezof course).Ben was in the middle of his career-high resurgence (although most would argue that, despite missteps like This golden era of power couples also gave way to the likes of Leonardo Di Caprioand Gisele Bündchen (remember them?
), Gwyneth Paltrowand Chris Martin, and Katie Holmesand Tom Cruise, among others.The actor's recent GQ Style interview brought out new questions and topics of debate for the divorce that shook Hollywood: Is Brad Pitt the victim? What's going to happen to Brad Pitt's love life now—especially what with all that pottery.