Cupid has been pretty busy this season. The cherubic-appearing entity has been firing off arrows in rapid succession since late last year—whereupon he paired up individuals in the most unconventional of configurations. Said unexpected couples are, in fact, Hollywood heavyweights that exist in entirely different fields of work; a phenomenon that could likely be described as ‘bizarre’ by people less attuned to the fast-moving and fickle dynamics between famous folk. And yet, the success rate of such duos in the years past prove to be at an all-time high: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are happily engaged, Kat Dennings and Andrew W.K. have announced their intention to marry, while Shailene Woodley continues her impassioned defence of husband-to-be, Aaron Rodgers, after he was mired in a COVID-19 related scandal.
The most sensational match in 2022 so far that already birthed a catchy ship name? #Juliye, very recently spotted in a matching double-denim fit at Nigo’s first Kenzo fall/winter 2022 show—even daring to channel the iconic Britney/Justin duo back in 2001. If that isn’t a firm declaration of a public debut, we don’t know what is. Of course, there were more unexpected couples that went on to show off their commitment in the form of flashy proposals and vows involving blood, while others skipped the conventional trappings of dating all together to start a family together. Below, a rundown of the said unexpected couples that surprised us. Godspeed to these lovers.
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Kanye West and Julia Fox
Dubbed ‘2022’s first chaotic love story’ by many media outlets, the union between West and Fox was widely-publicised thanks to a tell-all piece by Fox for Interview magazine. Following public sightings of the two at various events, the duo finally made an official appearance as a couple at the Kenzo fall/winter 2022 show yesterday. Decked in matching double-denim outfits, the pair made sure to put all doubts of the relationship’s legitimacy to rest.
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Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader
News of Kendrick and Hader’s relationship recently surfaced, stating that the pair has been secretly dating for a year now. Both have kept a private profile during the pandemic. Kendrick has hosted Saturday Night Live and the two have also starred in Disney+’s Noelle back in 2019 together. Hader was previously linked to Rachel Bilson.
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Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Rumours were rife about a potential romance between the two when Davidson and Kardashian shared a kiss on Saturday Night Live. Still, netizens had their doubts seeing how they were from two different worlds. Kardashian is most-known for being a reality TV star and the founder of SKIMS, a shapewear label; while Davidson gained recognition for being a comedian and screenwriter. It didn’t help that Kardashian’s divorce was yet-to-be-confirmed at the time. The pair was later spotted celebrating Halloween together, where they rode a rollercoaster together holding hands. More public dates followed, culminating in a trip to the Bahamas together.
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Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz
While they might both be actors, Tatum and Kravitz have vastly different bodies of work that make working together seem unlikely—thus landing them on this list of unexpected couples. The pair met when Kravitz approached Tatum for Pussy Island; Kravitz’s directorial debut. The actress and director stated that Tatum was her first choice for the role, where she felt that his role in Magic Mike signified that he was a feminist who would be interested in her work. They were soon spotted donning complementary couple-wear while holding hands in New York City as well as at the Met Gala. Kravitz also posted a photo of them on Instagram Story celebrating their first Halloween together dressed as characters from the 1976 movie, Taxi Driver.
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Olivia Munn and John Mulaney
The pair came together after Mulaney’s split from his wife of six years. Not much has been said about how they met—or how their careers overlap, seeing Mulaney is a stand-up comedian while Munn is an actress. Both have stayed mum about their relationship throughout the course of their courtship, though Munn has stated in multiple interviews that she is a fan of Mulaney’s work. Mulaney then announced in September 2021 that he will be expecting a child with Munn, and subsequently posted a photo of him in December 2021. “Meet Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. He has his whole life ahead of him,” Mulaney wrote.