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Old Loves

Old Loves, the tumblr about celebrity couples who used to be in love, is both fascinating and a little sad. Here are Charles & Diana on their honeymoon in Scotland, 1981…

Cher & Tom Cruise, 1986.

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe.

Alec Baldwin & Kristin Davis, 2001.

Brandy Norwood & Usher, 1998.

Ethan Hawke & Uma Thurman, 2002.

Audrey Hepburn, who married Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, nine years her junior, in 1969. Hepburn said she would leave her acting career to become an “Italian housewife.”

(Photos from Old Loves. Thanks, Leigh)

  1. Is there any video or article that tells what happened after the meeting? I can’t get over the look in both of their eyes. They said so much to each other without speaking one word. What happens next, Joanna??!! :) Yes, I am one of those people who spends hours after finishing a book or movie playing out the next scenes in my head. If you know, will you write another blog about them, please?!

  2. Is there any video or article that tells what happened after the meeting? I can’t get over the look in both of their eyes. They said so much to each other without speaking one word. What happens next, Joanna??!! :) Yes, I am one of those people who spends hours after finishing a book or movie playing out the next scenes in my head. If you know, will you write another blog about them, please?!

  3. Old love, I wonder why it is your title until I found out why. Anyways it’s indeed a sweet couple and a little sad.

    It’s not a shocking issue about Cher and Tom Cruise because from the very beginning they are a strange couple.

  4. Fabulous. Photos of old loves (real or celebrity) make me soooo nostalgic, because it makes me feel like time is literally slipping through my fingers. Try as we might, young as we were.

  5. Anonymous says...

    the only celebrity couple i wish didn’t break up would be Uma and Ethan…Love them both!

  6. great call… this is definitely cool but sad.

  7. Thanks for sharing these, I’ll be taking a look at that blog! Also, Tom Cruise and CHER? never heard that one before… x

  8. Winona and Johnny Depp almost made me cry. And I hope Bruce and Demi get back together…

    PS. I went through the ENTIRE blog. :)

  9. ah, Diana. She really was such an incredibly beautiful woman, wasn’t she? I remember what a bolt out of the blue she was. Love seeing photos from the early years, however quiet she was/hadn’t found herself yet. It’s so sad she died so young; I wish she’d lived to see her son’s wedding.

  10. cher and tom cruise??!! I didn’t know they were a couple
    I love the Reese and Ryan’s photo, they look so happy and in love…too sweet

  11. This is so gorgeously sweet.
    Everyone looks so in love it’s strange to think they’re all failed relationships. =/

    xox

  12. It’s funny how celebrity couples can be such a part of our cultural consciousness and we can still forget them after some time passes (Bennifer, anyone?).

    xo,
    Rosemary
    http://www.rosemaryonthetv.com

  13. so melancholic to see now-broken love…
    didn’t see any of Jen Anistan and Brad Pitt! :)

  14. I remember Reese once being quoted in an interview as saying she hoped she and Ryan would be like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Sort of bittersweet to see what happened, but glad she’s found happiness again. Actually, maybe that’s the lesson since we all have and remember old loves with poignancy?

  15. you can hear the sighs of meloncholy echoing from the page!

  16. i agree that alec & KD are a strange pair.

    but brandy&usher? stranger.

  17. L says...

    i suspected my comment might be echoing everyone else’s even before i read them but…
    CHER AND TOM CRUISE?!?!?!

    Whoa.

    http://www.the-launderette.com

  18. this is awesome! i didn’t know jaoquin dated liv tyler!

  19. yes, have to say, i too did not know tom cruise and cher were a couple, and yes, very strange indeed ;)

  20. Kristin Davis and Alec Baldwin? Never knew that. Some of these are really surprising!

  21. Awww…some of these are just so sad.

  22. gorgeous people, although Diana is always my favorite. She was so striking.

  23. love how you added brandy and usher in the mix! totally forgot about them! great post.

  24. I hear you guys about Cher and Tom! Who knew they even dated (though they are both clearly so insane that it might just make sense) I’m actually really sad about Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke… they seemed like such a great couple. Ah well…..

  25. i did not know that cher and tom were a couple! weird!
    I agree, some of these make you sad.

    Lindsay

  26. also, this makes me do a visual flash to photos of me and all my old “loves”! awwww now, that’s a motley crew… ha ha ha!

  27. reese and ryan make me sad, not sure why. they were just too young when they got together i think.

    and i agree with the other commenter that said she was pretty sure diana and charles were never in love.

  28. Oh, Princess Diana is such a timeless beauty. There is definitely a hint of melancholy about all of these photos now.

  29. I didn’t know about ANY of these couples except Charles and Diana. And they went to my favorite country ever for their honeymoon. Such a beautiful place.

  30. Woah! Like everyone else I am surprised about Cher and Tom Cruise! An interesting match for sure! Beautiful picture of Reese, Ryan and babe, so bittersweet.

  31. oh great site….

  32. aww that is a little sad…funny how two people can mean so much to each other at one point and become complete strangers years later.

  33. gasp! it’s always wonderful to see the love they felt for each other and a bit hurt at the same time to know that they’re not together anymore. i don’t know about tom cruise & cher and alec baldwin & kristin davis either.

    look how cute reese and ryan with their baby in the photo? i love that one.

  34. Anonymous says...

    ps I love Reese Witherspoon.

  35. wow-this is sad. nobody escapes heartbreak though. i didn’t /can’t remember about tom and cher??funny!!

  36. Anonymous says...

    Very interesting, but, as you say, a little sad. Hopefully though they went on (or will go on) to find happiness. Cher and Tom Cruise – wow, can’t get my head around that one! Love reading your blog.

  37. Cyndii Jo says...

    The one I still mourn Is Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. I would have loved to see them grow old together like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

    • Lisa says...

      Me too!

  38. ok, how did i never know cher and tom cruise dated?

  39. I love it. But it is so sad!!!
    Thanks for sharing. And I totally remember Cher and Tom, but this was before he was “groomed”! What an interesting pair!!

  40. Holly says...

    I’m so in awe at Chers hair! Is that a wig? Or just several cans of super-strength hairspray each day?
    Also, Reese & Ryans baby has the cutest little dimpled bottom :)

  41. i’m with everyone else- cher and tom cruise? what an odd couple. i never knew about that.

  42. funny that you posted this today, i was just working on a past loves post inspired by carrie & aidan. *sigh* but was a little too shy to share it.
    what a great collection of photos!

  43. How have I never known that Cher and Tom Cruise were an item? Amazing.

  44. i am so in love with these.

  45. Aw, what a bittersweet collection of photographs. Reese’s baby has the cutest tush!

  46. Whoa, what fun tumblr! Just what I needed to waste a little time this afternoon on… :)

  47. That’s one of the few photos I’ve seen of Diana look happy and affectionate with Charles. It seemed like she became such a different person after the divorce and was finally coming into her own when she died.

  48. I am pretty sure Charles and Diana were never in love!

  49. (another) kristin says...

    Kristin Davis also dated Steve Martin, I believe. She’s got the sexy/funny/older/dapper Hollywood demographic on lock down. lucky.

  50. this is so great…and like you said, sad. but so good.

  51. I didn’t know Cher and Tom Cruise was an item before… hmmm. definitely odd.

  52. ps. i didn’t know that alec baldwin dated kristin davis, seems like such an odd match!