Watching celebrity couples get together is a fun pastime for entertainment gossip junkies. The beginning of a relationship always prompts inevitable questions like, “How did they meet?” and, “Where will they vacation first?”
While some of these new couples may put a smile on your face (we’re looking at you, NatLorch), others will have you scratching your head. But one thing for sure is that these Hollywood hookups are hot off of the press. Thanks to social media, we can stay in touch with most of these couples and watch from the sidelines as their love blossoms.
While we can imagine it’s not ideal having your relationship play out publicly in front of the world, these Hollywood matches are giving us all the feels — and keeping us entertained. And now that the world is finally opening up again, we can likely look forward to even more sightings and news of these couples once they’re out and about again. In the meantime, here’s a look back at how this year’s hottest new relationships kicked off.
Dr Musa Mthombeni and Liesl Laurie
Definitely one of Mzansi’s fave celebrity couples at the moment, recently engaged Dr Musa Mthombeni has shared previously unknown information about how the love story between him and Liesl Laurie came to be.
Musa and Liesl officially made themselves known as an item last month when Musa put a ring on Liesl’s finger and asked for her hand in marriage. Before that, Musa and Liesl’s fans had no idea the pair were romantically linked.
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
One of the biggest bombshells of 2021 is no doubt seeing Bennifer back in action. Though we were initially skeptical about the rumors of a rekindled romance between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck after all these years, we now have actual proof. (This steamy photo definitely doesn’t lie.) Out of all the new celebrity couples to emerge this year, this one has fans completely riveted. There’s nothing like a second shot at love. Bring on Bennifer 2.0!
Olivia Munn & John Mulaney
Both Olivia Munn and John Mulaney recently left long-term relationships and have now found love with each other. A source close to John revealed that he met the Love Wedding Repeat star at church, and the two stayed connected through the same circles, even supporting each other in tough times via social media.
Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker
Speaking of red-hot couples, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been steaming up our phone screens lately with photos of their PDA-filled relationship. These two started as pals but grew close earlier this year, turning their friendship into a romance.
DJ Zinhle and Murdah Bongz
It is no secret that popular house music Dj, Murdah has DJ Zinhle Jiyane on her tiptoes when it comes to love. Murdah, who keeps his life private has been making waves as a part of Black Motion for over ten years.
Henry Cavill & Natalie Viscuso
As of April 2021, this couple is Instagram official. Henry Cavill shared the sweetest message to his fans about his love, Natalie Viscuso, and we have heart-emoji eyes. “This is me, looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love, Natalie, destroys me at chess,” he wrote. Beautiful and a chess whiz? It sounds like Henry’s found a keeper.
— Natasha Thahane (@Natasha_Thahane) July 22, 2021
Natasha Thahane and Lorch
Natasha Thahane and Thembinkosi Lorch are exuding serious couple goals right now and most of their fans are loving watching their relationship blossom.
The actress and Orlando Pirates midfielder kept their relationship under wraps for a while but was caught out by ’social media detectives’ when the pair were on a holiday in Zanzibar at the beginning of the month.
Megan Thee Stallion & Pardison Fontaine
Megan Thee Stallion confirmed in February that she is dating rapper Pardison Fontaine. Unfortunately, the couple soon became the focus of some negative comments, but Meg took them like a champ. According to People, she responded to the backlash on her Instagram Live, “I didn’t like what they was trying to say about Pardi ’cause he is so calm and so sweet. That’s my boo, and I really like him.”
JoJo Siwa & Kylie Prew
JoJo Siwa came out as gay in January and just one week later, she made her relationship with girlfriend Kylie Prew official with a sweet Instagram post. The Dance Moms star shared that she and Kylie have been best friends for more than a year, and now they’re enjoying a romance. JoJo was beaming throughout the series of photos and videos she shared, saying she’s “the happiest” she’s ever been. Aww!
Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey
These two had been a rumored couple for a few months, but it was officially confirmed in January 2021. Since then, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have seemed to be even hotter together than they ever were with their previous partners, and we’re all for it (though we’re admittedly bummed that Michael’s off the market).
Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles
This couple may be a shocker because of Olivia Wilde’s recent long-term relationship with ex Jason Sudeikis (with who she shares two children), but she’s definitely moved on with her famous new beau. Olivia and Harry Styles were spotted looking cozy together at a close friend’s wedding in January after they got to know each other on the set of their upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling. And despite their 10-year age difference, they’re still going strong.