2016 was the year for shocking breakups. Like, if we were to tell you that Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie would call it quits this year, you would’ve told us we were nuts. Or what if we told you that Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama would end their longterm relationship? “Never!” you would’ve said. But, alas, that’s where we’re at. Sad face.
HOWEVER, like every other year, there’s a silver lining: the celebrity couples that formed this year! 2015 introduced some great pairs, like Dom Sherwood & Sarah Hyland and Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid. How does 2016 compare? Take a look at the 8 celebrity couples that gave us life the past 365 days, and you tell us:
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
Joe's not one to stay single for long, so you can bet that he squeaked in a girlfriend before the year came into an end... Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner (a.k.a. Sansa Stark)!
The two were spotted getting pretty cozy in Amsterdam in November, sparking dating rumors. The former Jonas Brother had his arm wrapped around the English actress at the MTV European Music Awards, and were, apparently, spotted making out at a Kings of Leon concert, too.
They have since attended a wedding as dates, dressed up in costume side-by-side and held a baby together. D'aw.
Photo: Instagram (@dnceonline)
Orlando Bloom & Katy Perry
The Lord of the Rings actor and "Firework" singer have been making people swoon since January 2016, after they were spotted hitting it off at a Golden Globes party.
Though they've run into some breakup rumors, they recently spent Thanksgiving together, with her family, in coordinating pajamas, so that put all the split buzz to rest.
Cheryl & Liam Payne
After the One Direction guy's October breakup with girlfriend Sophia Smith, he wasted no time finding a new woman to fill the void.
In December 2015, he reunited with Cheryl on The X Factor — remember, 1D appeared for one of the band's last performances before the ~hiatus~. The two were spotted hugging during a commercial break... but the pictures didn't surface for weeks.
That's how things were kept mum until January 2016, when Cheryl filed for divorce from her husband. Coincidence? Nope! By February, the pair went public on Instagram.
Photo: Instagram (@liampayne)
Ariana Grande & Mac Miller
3 years ago, the "Into You" singer collaborated with the rapper on the lead single from her debut album, Yours Truly. Since then, though, they haven't really been seen together... until this past August, when they started dating.
Days after Ari's breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, made headlines, she was seen hanging out with rapper at Disneyland. The following month, the two were spotted at LAX. The PDA pictures followed soon after.
Photo: Instagram (@arianagrande)
Demi Lovato & Luke Rockhold
6 years wasn't enough to keep Demi and Wilmer Valderrama together; the two broke up in June, and haven't looked back since.
Don't feel sad for the now-Grammy-nominated singer, though — she has a new piece of man candy: 32-year-old UFC superstar Luke Rockhold. The two have been going strong since August.
Photo: Snapchat (@jicknonas)
Jennifer Lawrence & Darren Aronofsky
If you thought Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin's 13-year age difference was extreme, then we bet her newfound relationship with 47-year-old director Darren Aronofsky shocked the hell out of you.
The 26-year-old Hunger Games beauty was spotted full-on making out with the man who helmed Black Swan in November, not holding back whatsoever.
Hey, as long as everyone's happy, we're happy.
Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna
This whirlwind relationship delivered one shock after another. The two started dating in January, got engaged in April, announced her pregnancy in May and popped a baby out in November! Phew.
Weirdly, Blac Chyna was once engaged to baby daddy Tyga, who is currently dating Rob's sister, Kylie Jenner. That means that Ky's boyfriend's ex is going to be her future sister-in-law.started dating in Jan 2016 and after 3 months were engaged on 4th Apr 2016.
Photo: Instagram (@blacchyna)
Jenny Slate & Chris Evans
The comedienne and the Captain America actor met in October 2015 on the set of the drama Gifted, but it wasn't until April 2016 that buzz about their coupledom spread.
So far, it's been nothing but adorableness all around.
Photo: Instagram (@teamcevans)