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From Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland to Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey, Hollywood is full of little-known star pairings that largely flew under the radar.

After all, not everyone can be a Brangelina, TomKat or Bennifer!

Check out other surprising celebrity hook-ups here.

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After getting cosy at the Golden Globes in 2016, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were spotted holding hands during a cosy dinner date in West Hollywood – but after a loved-up year together, the famous duo have now gone their separate ways. Photo: Getty

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland dated for over a year after meeting on the set of the 1990 film Flatliners. The loved-up couple were even set to wed, but Julia broke off the engagement amidst rumours that Kiefer had cheated on her with a stripper. She was soon spotted with actor Jason Patric, although that romance fizzled out too.

Rapper Vanilla Ice and Madonna dated for eight months before parting ways in 1992, although not before he posed for a raunchy photo in the Material Girl’s book Sex.

He’s happily settled down now with Mila Kunis, but in his younger years Ashton Kutcher dated Mad Men actress January Jones. However, the actress later revealed he wasn’t very supportive of her acting ambitions. “He was like, ‘I don’t think you’re going to be good at this,'” she told GQ. Ouch!

Modern Family‘s resident bombshell Sofia Vergara enjoyed a brief romance with music superstar Enrique Iglesias, before she found fame on TV as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett.

Johnny Depp has romanced a string of beautiful women – including Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey. The pair hooked up in 1989 and were allegedly engaged at one point, before they called it quits. Photo: Getty

Back in 2006, after Nick Lachey’s headline-grabbing divorce from Jessica Simpson, the 98 Degrees singer dated reality star Kim Kardashian for a week. He later hinted that Kim had called the paparazzi to photograph their first date together, telling Details: “Let’s just say this: We went to a movie. No one followed us there. Somehow, mysteriously, when we left, there were 30 photographers waiting outside.”

Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey dated in 1996 after meeting on the set of A Time To Kill – and though their romantic relationship didn’t work out, the two have stayed pals over the years. In 2014, Matthew McConaughey was there to help present Sandra with her ‘Decade of Hotness’ gong at that year’s Guy’s Choice Awards.

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Matthew McConaughey congratulates Sandra Bullock on her decade of hotness

Friends star Matthew Perry and Mean Girls star Lizzy Caplan kept their long-running romance private, and were rarely photographed together during their six-year relationship. The actor is said to have broken things off with Lizzy in 2012.

Lucy Liu and George Clooney (pictured here with Mark Wahlberg) set off dating rumours in 2000, although the pair never officially confirmed the talk. Photo: Getty

Christian Bale has revealed he and Drew Barrymore went on one date together during their teenage years – but it wasn’t a success. “We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it,” he said in a later interview. “She never called again.”

Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson starred together in 1981’s Excalibur and fell in love as the cameras rolled. For a time, the pair even lived together, although the two would later go on to marry other people.

Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie met and dated during their student years at Cambridge University. While their romance didn’t work out, the pair have remained friends and Hugh was there to see Emma receive her star on the Walk of Fame in 2010. “She is a truly remarkable person, a very good friend, and I could not be prouder,” he said at the time.

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston were rumoured to have struck up a romance after starring together in the 1998 film The Object Of My Affection. While the two have never publicly confirmed if a relationship did happen, they’ve since co-starred together in one more film (Wanderlust), and Paul also made a cameo on Friends.

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Kylie Minogue and Lenny Kravitz dated for a brief period in the early ’90s, shortly after Kylie was left heartbroken by INXS rocker Michael Hutchence. During that time, Lenny memorably told The Mirror: “She [Kylie] has the best arse in Britain … and I can attest to that”.

Cameron Diaz (now married to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden) dated fellow actor Jared Leto for four years – the two were even engaged before breaking it off in 2003. Photo: Getty

Before he married Blake Lively, actor Ryan Reynolds was engaged to fellow Canadian Alanis Morisette. Photo: Getty

Before he famously dated his The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling was romancing Sandra Bullock. The two met on the set of their 2002 film Murder By Numbers, and while their romance didn’t last, Ryan later called Sandra and Rachel “two of the greatest girlfriends of all time”. Aww!

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and Keira Knightley dated for two years from 2003-2005. At the time, Jamie was still a relatively unknown model, and the actor says the relationship taught him about the pitfalls of fame. “Being with Keira was an insight into how rotten the whole thing can be,” he told the Daily Telegraph of all the paparazzi attention. “A young girl is being followed around the street, there is nothing positive to say about that.”

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