Everyone had a first love — even your favorite celebs! However, you probably haven’t heard about most of them, since a lot came around before they star got famous and therefore were just regular humans like the rest of us. And even though we like to look back at the past through rose-colored glasses, the real world likes to remind us that not all breakups are beautifully tragic, à la The Notebook.
A relationship between two famous people is tough, but a relationship between one celebrity and one non-celebrity is even more difficult. Some people make it work and end up together for the rest of their lives! Other, however, aren’t as lucky and call it quits when one’s star status starts to take off.
Joe Jonas dated Amelia Than-Aye from 2006 to 2007. At the time they started dating, he wasn't famous yet, but toward the end of their relationship he and his brothers (Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas) released their debut album, which made it to number 5 on the Billboard chart and eventually went double-platinum. The Jonas Brothers also went on the Best of Both Worlds tour with Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, which SKYROCKETED them to success.
Shortly after they became one of the biggest bands in the world, the Disney Channel actor ended things with the Australian model.
Back in his early teens, this Hunger Games star dated a girl named Shannon Wada. The couple broke up in 2006, after three years together, when he gained fame for his role in Bridge to Terabithia.
Long before his Twilight days, RPattz had a girlfriend named Nina Schubert. Unfortunately, the couple split up when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. The two remain close even today — sometimes, you can see her in pictures with the celebrity (as friends) at events, or just out and about.
Pre-Twilight, werewolf hottie Taylor Lautner had a high school sweetheart! Unfortunately, they split when his filming schedule got too crazy. But there are still prom pics of him with Sara Hicks all over the web, and for a good reason — they got back together after his career started to settle down a little! Today, the two are no longer an item, but remain friends.
Ansel Elgort first started dating Violetta Komyshan long before before his breakout role in The Fault in Our Stars — they were high school sweethearts!! Two months after the film debuted in 2014, however, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
A source said, "They tried to navigate his commitments, but between filming and press for the movies [it got difficult]."
They say if it's meant to be, it'll be, and that's exactly what happened for these two lovebirds. They got back together shortly after their initial split and are happier than ever!
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Wayyy back in 1998, Ashton Kutcher dated a girl who was not famous... yet. But you might have heard of her — does the name January Jones ring a bell? The two broke up because the actor was becoming wildly successful and apparently wasn't supportive of his bae's dreams to be an actress.
Shortly after the split, she began taking on small roles on TV shows and now has an EXTREMELY impressive acting history. She certainly showed him!
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