Ever since the Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck news broke out, our hearts can’t help but feel major nostalgia for the 2000s and the iconic couples of the era. Even though their outfit choices could be wildly questioned, some of the pairings were unexpected but had us deeply invested – romance was in the air, and these couples without a double defined a decade.

Now that the 2000s are basically making a significant comeback, it’s time to reflect or discover some of the biggest celebrity couples that sum up an iconic era – keep scrolling down for a walk down memory lane.

Jessica Biel and Chris Evans

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Jessica Biel and Chris Evans dated from 2001 – 2006, long before Chris started filming the ever-so iconic Captain America, one of the most significant roles in his career.

Tom Cruise and Sofia Vergara

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Shortly after his split from Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise quickly made his relationship official with Sofia Vergara, who dated from 2004 – 2005.

Wilmer Valderrama and Mandy Moore

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Wilmer Valderrama and Mandy Moore met at a magazine photoshoot and started dating from 2000 to 2002; Wilmer thought Mandy would be the one, but the couple ended shortly after less than two years of dating.

Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher

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After meeting on the set of Just Married, Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher started dating after the film was released but unfortunately broke up shortly after. 

ryan gosling and sandra bullock

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Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling were an unexpected couple, but undoubtedly one of our favourites who dated from 2002 to 2003 after their movie Murder by Numbers.

jessica alba and john mayer

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Soon after her divorce with Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson dated John Mayer for about a year in 2006.