It’s hard for celebrities to shock us, in good ways and bad, anymore. In the last 10 years, Angelina Jolie has gone from being a sinner to a saint, the Olsens have morphed from straight-to-video child stars to respected fashion designers and George Clooney has traded in his ER scrubs for Oscars. Anything can happen! Nevertheless, these hot celeb hookups of 2012 still caught our attention for their, “WTF?” factor.
Simon Cowell & Carmen Electra
Simon Cowell likes to cut to the chase when he was asked whether or not he and Carmen Electra are a new item just last week. “She’s not my girlfriend,” he told Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, while taping a segment for On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “We’re people who date.”
Katy Perry & John Mayer
We’re not going to lie: If Katy Perry was looking for a Russell Brand equivalent in American form, she definitely found one in John Mayer. The two have been on and off since originally been spotted together at Soho House in West Hollywood in June.
Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy
Taylor Swift usually dates older guys, but she changed her tune in 2012. She seemed totally enamored by 18 year old boyfriend Conor Kennedy and his famous American family. The two dated for a few months and Taylor even bought a home in near the Kennedy compound, but things fizzed out when Conor went back to his senior year in high school.
Related Link: Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Split
Geri Halliwell & Russell Brand
The Spice Girl and the British comedian were linked to each other around the Olympics, but their relationship seemed to last for about as long as the Olympic torch stayed put in the UK.
Rihanna & Chris Brown
Despite their violent past together, Rihanna and Chris Brown have reignited their flame this year, even openly sharing intimate photos of one another on Twitter.
Eva Longoria & Mark Sanchez
Tony Who? That’s what we thought when we heard that Eva Longoria had scored herself an even hotter professional athlete for a boyfriend back in September. Unfortunately, her relationship with the New York Jets quarterback didn’t last due to theit busy schedules.
Chace Crawford & Erin Andrews
We thought Chace was taking a page from Nate Archibald’s dating advice book when he went out with sexy older woman, Erin Andrews, an ESPN sportscaster and the victim of a naked video scandal a couple years ago. The blonde twosome went on a couple of dates in New York in the spring but it wasn’t meant to be.
Demi Moore & Vito Schnabel
The 50-year-old actress has definitely had a much publicized hard time ever since she and Ashton Kutcher split. We thought she’d finally moved on to a guy even younger than Ashton, 26-year-old Vito Schnabel, an art dealer and son of director Julian Schnabel, but the couple apparently parted ways during Art Basel.
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
Taylor moved on from one 18 year old boyfriend to the next when she hooked up with One Direction’s Harry Styles. The two have been inseparable ever since the mid-autumn, allegedly to the dismay of Harry’s bandmates.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
We’re just gonna come out and say it: Did they really only start hooking up this year??