Safe to say that 2020 wasn’t exactly the most romantic year. With the on-going COVID-19 global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, dating in the time of coronavirus is tough to say the least.
But for a few lucky celebrities, some were actually able to find love in the hopeless place. From Kaia Geber and Jacob Elordi to Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly check out the hottest hookups and new couples of 2020 who are still going strong. below.
Ben AfFleck & Ana de Armas
After a romantic trip to Costa Rica and de Armas’ native Cuba in March, the Fatal Attraction costars began self-quarantining together in Los Angeles and daily PDA-packed outings. Constantly snapped by paparazzi holding hands and kissing while while walking their dogs, the couple quickly got on everyone’s radar.
“She is loving, caring and fun. They are always laughing and making each other smile,” a source told E! News in May. “Ben is extremely happy with her … Everything seems to work between them, and it’s been a long time since he has fallen hard like this.”
In December, Knives Out actress and the Argo director, who is dedicated to his sobriety once again, moved in together.
Brad Pitt & Nicole Poturalski
The actor made everyone gasp in August when he and the 27-year-old model were spotted packing on the PDA catching a private jet from Paris to Pitt’s home in the south of France. Sparking romance rumors, the Ad Astra star and the brunette beauty continued to make headlines, as Pitt’s ex Angelina Jolie was reportedly angry that he was visiting their property — which she still owns. Drama continued to follow the couple when it was revealed that Poturalski was still married to her husband, Roland Mary, 68-year-old restaurant owner and share 7-year-old son Emil. Rumors swirled the Angelina Jolie lookalike was in an open relationship. No official word on the couple’s status these days but according to a source close to OK!, the two are dunzo and the model “back” with her husband.
“Brad was fun but not the man for her,” the source said. “Brad and Nicole hope to remain friends and even see each other when they are in the same town, but that is about it. To be honest, she really wasn’t that into Brad romantically. He is a nice boy, but Nicole likes a man.” Ouch!
Rihanna & A$AP Rocky
Rihanna is reportedly dating longtime friend A$AP Rocky. An insider told PEOPLE that the brunette babe and the rapper are together but did not spill many details on their romance. However, fans have been putting the pieces together for some time now. Page Six reported that the couple was spotted at dinner with friends in New York earlier this summer. Ever since Rihanna split from her billionaire boyfriend, Hassam Jameel, in January, rumors have been circulating about the duo as they seemed to spend a lot of time together afterward. We’ll see where this goes.
Kaia Gerber & Jacob Elordi
The 19-year-old supermodel and the Kissing Booth star first sparked dating rumors after the pair was spotted spending time together in New York City over Labor Day Weekend. The two, who were spotted eating dinner together in Malibu just days before, appeared to be holding hands and getting cozy. Later that month, Gerber brought the 23-year-old along on a Cabo family vacay with her famous parents Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber and went public with their relationship on Halloween when they dressed up as Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Before the supermodel, Elordi was most recently linked to his Euphoria costar, Zendaya. and previously dated his Kissing Booth costar, Joey King. For her part, Gerber, 19, briefly dated SNL alum Pete Davidson during the fall of 2019, but things ended after just a few short months.
Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly
Just months after separating from husband of 10 years, Brian Austin Green, the Transformers actress quickly moved on the the younger rapper. The two first met on the set of the upcoming thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass where Fox said she felt an instant spark. Around the second day of filming, she invited the 30-year-old rapper into her trailer for lunch and deep talk. Fox said she knew from the moment she looked into his eyes that something was going to come from it. She now describes their incredible connection as a “twin flame.”
“A twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time,” the New Girl actress explained on a podcast. “So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately, because I felt it right away.”
Kelly and Fox’s romance grew, even more, when the Jennifer’s Body actress starred in the singers’ raunchy music video “Bloody Valentine.” Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, made their relationship official in May when he posted a photo of them together with the caption, ‘waited for eternity to find you again….’ They made their red carpet debut together at the 2020 American Music Awards in November. Fox shares sons Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 4 with her ex-husband while Kelly has a daughter named Casie, 11, with an ex-girlfriend.
Katie Holmes & Emilio Vitolo Jr.
The Dawson’s Creek alum was all smiles when she was spotted cozying up to a new man and looked quite happy in New York back in September. The lucky guy turned out to be the NYC-based chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., who works at Emilio’s Ballato in SoHo. The two were quickly attached at the hip. He even has the approval of the 41-year-old’s daughter and best friend, Suri Cruise.
“Katie could never settle in with someone her daughter didn’t also love. Suri has met Emilio and approves. She is now a young lady — she is 14 years old and very aware of what is going on,” a source exclusively told OK!
Vitolo is the first man to be seen on Holmes’ arm since she split from Jamie Foxx in August 2019. After being linked to the Django Unchained actor for six years, the couple made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Met Gala — but split shortly thereafter. The Ray Donovan actress was previously (and famously) married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012.
Ben Platt & NOah Galvin
The Politician actor and The Real O’Neals star revealed on May 11 that the two were more than just friends
“Ben and I are dating,” Galvin admitted on the latest episode of the podcast. “I asked him this morning, I was like, are we allowed to talk about this? And he’s like, ‘Don’t go into our nitty gritty, but yeah, people can know.’ It’s still relatively new.”
In a cute connection, Galvin replaced Platt as the lead in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.
Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez
(Thank You) Next up in the pop star’s dating life is Dalton Gomez, a Los Angeles real estate agent. The duo was first spotted in February while out to dinner with friends in Los Angeles. However, the two didn’t confirm they were an item until May, when they were featured in Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” music video. In the clip, Grande slow danced with her man while they smiled at each other.
In June, Grande went Instagram official with Gomez and shared a photo of them outside near the pool. Since then, the Grammy winner has posted several snaps with the handsome hunk, including one of them kissing from her 27th birthday party. Grande even gave a shout-out to Gomez for his birthday in August, writing, “hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days 🙂 i love u.” The two also jetted away to the ultra luxury Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah in August.
“She falls hard and fast and is already talking about getting engaged again at Christmas,” a source exclusively told OK! “Ariana is loved by the world, but it is not enough. She is so desperate for intimacy and closeness that she falls deeply in love with every man that is kind to her. They have only been together a few months and hardly know each other. Everyone is begging her to slow down, but she isn’t listening.”
The “Dangerous Woman” was previously engaged to SNL star Pete Davidson in 2018 but spilt just three months after accepting the proposal.
Rebel Wilson & Jacob Busch
The Australian funny gal may have lost over pounds in 2020 but she also gained a boyfriend. The slimmed down Bridesmaids star hasn’t been shy about showing off her new millionaire beau after making their public debut at a gala in Monte Carlo for Planetary Health and attended a private dinner with Prince Albert. The new couple were reportedly introduced by a friend last year and fostered a romance while Wilson was in Australia and Busch stayed in L.A. during quarantine. According to PEOPLE, the pair got serious after Wilson returned stateside and reunited with Busch in California. Busch previously dated Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, nearly 30 years his senior, from 2013 to 2015.
Tiffany Haddish & Common
She ready…. for a relationship that is! After rumors began circulating earlier this year, the comedian admitted that she and the Chicago rapper were officially dating in an interview on the podcast Steve-O’s Wild Ride. “I’m in a relationship,” she said before confirming that Common was the lucky man. Haddish also revealed that she had been self-isolating with her new beau early on during the pandemic and the pair attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June.
The two met on the set of the 2019 film The Kitchen but only “became friends” according to the actress. The Girls Trip actress admitted earlier in the year that she had met Common again on a virtual date on dating app Bumble, where their relationship blossomed.
“This is my first time ever dating a celebrity. I f****d one, but this is my first time dating one. Being in a relationship with one,” she said candidly. “This is hands down the best relationship I’ve ever been in — Knock on wood!”
Ashley Benson & G-Eazy
After splitting up with Cara Delevingne, her girlfriend of two years, in April, the Pretty Little Liars star hooked up with the “Good Life” rapper in May. Benson found herself trolled by fans online for not only moving on so quick but also for going back to dating a man. But the new couple carried on and got serious fast. By June, The Chronically Metropolitan actress brought the 31-year-old (real name Gerald Gillum) as her date to her sister Shaylene Benson’s intimate wedding in June and spent Thanksgiving cooking together. Before Benson, G-Eazy dated fellow musician Halsey for dated for over a year before splitting in 2018 amidst rumors he cheated.
Chase Stokes & MAdelyn Cline
After sparking romance rumors in April, when they self-quarantined together, The Outer Banks stars — whose play love interests John B and Sarah Cameron on the Netflix series, confirmed they were together IRL in June.
“”Cats outta the bag,” the 27-year-old actor wrote on Instagram as she shared a series of snaps from the couple’s beach date.
Halle Berry & Van Hunt
Following weeks of speculation, Halle Berry took to Instagram to confirm her romance with the musician in September.
“Now ya know,” she captioned a snap, which showed her wearing a t-shirt with her beau’s name on it. “Halle decided to finally share the news because she’s really happy with Van,” a source told OK! “They’ve only been dating a few months, but their chemistry is through the roof and Halle has never felt more in love before. She’s saying sometimes you just know when he’s the one!”
The Oscar winner, 54, has experienced her fair share of heartache over the years. Following messy divorces from former MLB player David Justice and singer Eric Benét — as well as a tug-of-war custody battle with her longtime love Gabriel Aubry over their daughter, Nahla, 12 — Berry thought she’d found her happily ever after in 2010 when she fell for Olivier Martinez. But in 2015, just two years after their wedding day, the pair separated.
Trevor Noah & Minka Kelly
We are so here for this pairing. The Daily Show host reportedly started dating The Roommate actress over the summer. By September, the rumored couple has been spotted together near Noah’s apartment. Although they have yet to go public, a source told PEOPLE, “They’re very happy. It’s a very serious relationship.” Noah was last linked to Jordyn Taylor in 2017. Kelly previously dated actor Chris Evans, New York Yankee Derek Jeter and Grey’s Anatomy star. Jesse Williams.
Chrishell Stause & Keo Motsepe
Following a heartbreaking divorce from her husband of two years, This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, the Selling Sunset star joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars in an attempt to lift her spirits. She didn’t take home the mirror ball trophy with dance partner Gleb Savchenko but she did catch the eye of Motsepe, the dancing pro who was paired with actress Anne Heche. The two made their romance official via Instagram on Dec. 2 when Motsepe shared a photo of himself giving Stause a kiss on the cheek, which the reality star re-posted on her Instagram Story. He captioned his post with a heart emoji.
Camila Mendes & Grayson Vaughn
Following her breakup with her Riverdale co-star Charles Melton late last year, the 26-year-old actress went Instagram official with 28-year-old model and photographer on Sept. 3 sharing a pic of the two embracing in front of a private jet. The pair were first linked in May.
Cara Santana & Shannon Leto
After splitting up with her fiancé Jesse Metcalfe, whom she had been dating for more than 10 years, the actress-fashion blogger moved on with the drummer for rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Santana and the 48-year-old musician, who is Jared Leto’s older brother, were first spotted kissing during an outing in Santa Monica, California in late August.
Taylor Schilling & Emily Ritz
According to PEOPLE, Ritz and Schilling met through mutual friends and began dating late last year. The Orange Is the New Black star confirmed she was dating the artist by re-posting a photo of them together on her Instagram Story in late June.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be by your side @TaylorSchilling Happy Pride!” Ritz captioned the original pic, which shows herself and her girlfriend sharing a warm embrace while standing atop an overlook. Schilling sweetly added several red heart emojis in her repost.
Georgina Chapman & Adrien Brody
Attempting to put her marriage to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein behind her, the divorced Marchesa designer began seeing the Oscar winner in February. The two were linked last fall by several reports.
Chapman and Brody have “many of the same interests,” a source told PEOPLE. “She thinks he’s unusual and interesting. She finds [him] to be an interesting person with a deep passion for his work that is similar to hers.”
Lady Gaga & Michael Polansky
After making out with a “mystery man” on New Year’s Eve, the “Rain On Me” singer was spotted out with the tech CEO of Parker Group, as they left Super Bowl LIV in Miami with their arms wrapped around each other. The couple made it Instagram official just one day later when the A Star Is Born actress posted a photo of herself cozied up on her beau’s lap. The two are reportedly still going strong and have even discussed marriage.
“She’s finally found someone she can see herself spending the rest of her life with,” an insider told OK! “They’ve been talking about marriage and decided what they both want is to elope. It’s totally Gaga’s style.”
Gaga broke off her engagement to talent agent Christian Carino in February 2019 and had a short-lived fling with audio engineer Dan Horton. She was previously engaged to Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney.