15 Couples From the Oscar’s Red Carpet That We Are Really Nostalgic About

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The 92nd Oscar ceremony has just ended. And the entire world was watching to find out the names of the winners. It’s not just the contributions to the movie industry that interest people, but also the outfits of the stars and who they came with.

We at Bright Side decided to remember the guests of the Oscars of the past years who could have won the award for being the most attractive and harmonious couple at the ceremony.

15. Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams

In this photo, you can see the actors at the ceremony in 2006. Both of them were nominated for the award for their roles in Brokeback Mountain. Ledger and Williams met each other on the set of the film and it was there that they started their romance. The couple was together for 3 years and they had a daughter. In September 2007, they announced that they broke up. And several months later, in January 2008, Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment.

14. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are one of the most attractive couples from the ’90s. They were married from 1990 to 2001. In the photo, they are attending the 1997 Oscar ceremony. That year, Tom was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Jerry Maguire.

13. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

The outfit that consisted of bicycle shorts and a velvet skirt that Demi Moore was wearing at the 1989 ceremony is believed to be one of the worst Oscar outfits in history. But still, it was hard to not look at the couple — the were young, attractive, and happy. The actors were married from 1987 to 2000 and they had 3 daughters.

12. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

Depp and Paradis were together for 14 years and they have 2 children, but they were never officially married. In 2014, the couple broke up. At the 2008 Oscar ceremony, they were holding hands romantically and they looked very happy. That year, Depp was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

11. Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Today, many people might not even know this attractive couple. Cindy has been married for more than 20 years now and she has 2 talented children. Richard Gere is also married and at the beginning of 2019, he had a son. But in the past, the actor and the supermodel not only dated but were also officially married for 4 years — from 1991 to 1995. And they were on the Oscars red carpet many times. The photo shows them in 1993.

10. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt were together from 1994 and 1997 and were even engaged. Later, they were with other people, but the old pictures from the 1996 Oscars give us a chance to remember this beautiful couple of the ’90s. By the way, that year Pitt was nominated for the award for Best Supporting Actor in Twelve Monkeys.

9. Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

This love story is only in our memories now, but there was a time when Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. had a serious relationship. The actors met each other on the set of Firstborn in 1984 and started dating. Their relationship lasted for 7 years. And in 1989, they attended the Oscars.

8. Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

The relationship between these actors started in 1987 during their work on Remando al Viento and it lasted for 13 years. They were called the most attractive couple in Hollywood. After Grant and Hurley broke up, they remained friends: for example, Hugh became Elizabeth’s son’s godfather that was born in 2002. And in the photo, you can see them on the red carpet at the 1995 Oscars.

7. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Affleck and Lopez met on the set of Gigli and started to date. Journalists and fans called them “Bennifer” and one of the most attractive couples of Hollywood. Ben and Jennifer were engaged but the wedding was rescheduled one day in advance and it ended up never happening. In the photo, you can see them on the red carpet at the Academy Awards in 2003.

6. Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bündchen

The relationship between the actor and the Brazilian supermodel lasted for 5 years. In 2005, they appeared on the red carpet of the Oscars together. The couple was in the spotlight of photographers, journalists, and fans. That year, DiCaprio was nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Aviator.

5. Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman

Ethan and Uma met each other in 1997 when they were working on Gattaca together. They had a relationship from their first days together on the set. In 1998, they got married and soon, they had a daughter. 4 years later, the couple had a son. The actors got divorced in 2005. In the photo, they are together at the 2000 Oscars.

4. Sonny Bono and Cher

American musician, songwriter, and singer Sonny Bono and Cher had a professional and personal relationship. They were married and they had a child. And it was Bono who helped Cher with her music career by introducing her to a famous producer. Then, they made the successful music duo Sonny & Cher. At the 1973 Oscar ceremony, they look completely happy, even though they got divorced a year afterward.

3. Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston

Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston were together for 17 years. This is the longest relationship that the actor ever had. They met in 1973 at Jack’s birthday party. In this photo from the 1975 Oscar ceremony, Anjelica is young, attractive, and she looks nothing like the Morticia Addams that will make her famous in the future. By the way, that year, Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Chinatown.

2. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

British actors Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were one of the most attractive and discussed couples of the ’40s. He was a famous movie and theater actor. She was a young actress that was famous for playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. The photo was taken during the 1940 ceremony. That day, Vivien Leigh got the award for playing O’Hara. 6 months after the ceremony, they got married.

1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

In this picture, you can see Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1970. Richard Burton was nominated for an Oscar for the role of Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days. Around Elizabeth’s neck, there is a necklace that was given to her by Burton. This piece of jewelry had a diamond that weighed 69 carats and it was specially made for the actress to wear for the ceremony.

Bonus: Madonna and Michael Jackson

Madonna and Michael Jackson appeared at the 1991 Oscars together, which sparked a lot of rumors about their relationship. But in reality, the 2 singers were just friends. Madonna sang “Sooner Or Later” at the ceremony and Michael came to support her. Of course, they couldn’t lose the chance to be the center of the media’s attention.

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The only couple I feel sad about is Brad Pitt and Jolie, they were so cute together


Robert Downey Jr. is so young here.. oh my, how fast the time goes ?


OMG! I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. were a couple! They look pretty cute together. I loved her in Sex in the City


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