When it comes to celebrities, their private lives much like their careers, have been in the public eye for decades. While it's easy to forget that some actors once dated, there are many alleged and long-forgotten relationships in many a celebrity past. Here, we look back on 28 surprising celebrity couples that you might have forgotten happened (some of them even got engaged!)
1. Arpita Khan and Arjun Kapoor
You may not know this, but actor Arjun Kapoor dated Salman Khan's younger sister Arpita while the two were still teenagers. Awww!
2. Abhishek Bachchan and Dipannita Sharma
Before getting married to Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek dated model and actress Dipannita Sharma for a brief period of time.
3. Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
The two actors are said to have dated for two years, a fact that Shahid confirmed on 'Koffee With Karan' Season 6.
4. Yuvraj Singh and Deepika Padukone
You might have forgotton all about it, but Deepika Padukone was in a short relationship with cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj spoke to The Telegraph about their relationship stating , "I had just come back from South Africa and we met through common friends in Mumbai. We liked each other and wanted to know more. We didn't spend enough time with each other to know if it was going to be a long-term thing. As things turned out she moved on and so did I."
5. Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy
These two must have made some sweet music together! After J-Lo's 1998 divorce, the singer dated Sean Combs (aka Diddy) for 18 months. In a later interview, he said she was 'without a doubt' one of his greatest loves, but she revealed his alleged infidelity was the cause of their 2001 split.
6. Kristen Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal
These two dated for two years in 2002 after being set up by Jake's actor sister Maggie, who worked with Kristen on 'Mona Lisa's Smile'.
7. Matthew Mcconoughey and Janet Jackson
Yup, that happened! The two met at the Grammy Awards 2002, and Janet Jackson admits that they dated for litrally a showbiz-minute, though Matthew still claims they were just friends.
8. Ranbir Kapoor and Avantika Malik
Ranbir dated actor Imran Khan's ex-wife Avantika for a breif time, wayyy back in the day.
9. Ahana Deol and Ranveer Singh
You may not know this, but Ranveer actually dated Ahana when the two were still in college. TBH this feels like a Bollywood college-romance IRL.
10. Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Shroff
Allegedly, Sonakshi was dating the Managing Director of Fame Cinemas, Aditya Shroff for two years.
11. Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz
Nicole and Lenny were in a relationship between 2003 and 2005, and the 'Big Little Lies' actress only recently revealed they were also secretly engaged.
12. Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin
Though you may not know about this, the two actors actually dated for a good 9 years. According to an interview given by Mila, they practically, "grew up together."
13. Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz
When Cruise met Cruz! The two actors met on a film set ('Captain Corelli's Mandolin' to be precise) and dated for 3 years.
14. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
The actors met in 2003 at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and dated for 4 whole years before they called it quits.
15. Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock
Yup, that happened! Sandra, who is 16 years his senior, and Ryan dated for a year in 2002.
(With inputs from Cosmopolitan.com)