Top 10 Celebrity Couples That Defined 2021

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Top 10 Celebrity Couples That Defined 2021

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Sammie Purcell
These celeb couples blossomed in 2021. For this list, we'll be looking at the year's biggest and brightest celeb couples. Our countdown includes Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles, Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly, Tom Holland & Zendaya, and more!
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Top 10 Best Celeb Couples New Celeb Couples of 2021


Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Best New Celeb Couples of 2021.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the biggest and brightest stars and which other big and bright stars they decided to start dating in 2021 - or at least only made their relationships public that year!

If we missed any of your hottest celeb pairings, let us know in the comments below.

#10: Channing Tatum & Zoë Kravitz



A New York City paparazzi-snapped outing is a big part of any new celeb couple’s dating timeline – and in August of 2021, Zoe and Channing gave us one for the books. The pair had been lightly romantically linked in the past, with Channing set to star in Zoe’s new movie “Pussy Island,” but nothing was confirmed until what should be dubbed the hottest bike ride of 2021. The two were spotted riding around the city, and then in the following days, grabbed up ice coffee and groceries together. When Channing followed Zoe Kravitz stan accounts on Instagram – we knew it was real. Props to these two: maybe the hottest couple of the year.

#9: Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie


Well we do know a good love story when we see it. This couple met when they played love interests Jon Snow and Ygritte on the HBO hit “Game of Thrones.” Though Leslie’s time on the show was predictably cut short, their real life romance would prove more long lasting. They tied the knot several years later in 2018. 2021 saw their family expand with the birth of their first child. Though the couple are notably low-key, Harrington and Leslie made an eye-catching return to public view at the 2021 Met Gala in September. With their charming, laid back dynamic, we can only hope we’ll be seeing more of them soon.

#8: Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey


Some of the couples we’ve talked about thus far have been pretty private about their private lives – but these two are decidedly NOT. When Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey – adopted stepdaughter of Steve Harvey – confirmed that they were dating in January of 2021, the Instagram flood gates opened. If you follow either one of these two on social media, you’re bound to see a plethora of steamy, romantic photos. But, while these two might seem overly public, Lori has talked about wanting to give the couple’s fans just enough to keep them satisfied, but keeping the important things private. Well, with pictures like these, these two are definitely giving the people what they want!

#7: Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds


This couple met while filming 2011’s Green Lantern, and soon became friends. It’s a foundation that is still very obvious even all these years later. Their social media exchanges are undoubtedly hilarious, but always with a sweet affection that never fails to make us swoon a little. No matter how big, or how small the job, these two continue to prove they’ll always show up for one another. In August of 2021 they celebrated the tenth anniversary of their first date with a series of Instagram stories that were as funny and romantic as ever. We can’t say that we love Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively as much as they love each other, but it might be pretty close.

#6: Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles


Who knew the One Direction song “Olivia” would mean so much so many years later? This is definitely not a couple we saw coming. The public was stunned when reports surfaced at the end of 2020 that she and long-time beau Jason Sudekis were calling it quits. But, 2021 just brought more surprises. In January, the internet nearly imploded when Olivia and none other than Harry Styles were seen holding hands together at a wedding. From there, things seemed to move fast – from PDA to spending time at one another’s houses, to yacht vacations together, it looks like these two are here to stay. At least until their movie together comes out.

#5: Adele & Rich Paul


What better place to confirm a relationship than courtside at a basketball game? Nowhere, if you’re Adele and Rich Paul. Rumors about the pair started swirling when Rich Paul – a sports agent for the likes of Lebron James – said he was dating a pop star back in May of 2021. Then in July, the two were spotted cozying up together at Game 5 of the NBA finals. For Adele’s part, she said she didn’t really care about confirming the relationship – she just wanted to go to a basketball game. The two have been Instagram official as of September of 2021.

#4: Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly


This couple has never shied away from the spotlight. They first turned heads when Megan Fox appeared in the 2020 music video for Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Bloody Valentine.” It wasn’t long before they had made their relationship official. Since then they’ve been giving the world little doubt about their feelings for each other. Throughout 2021 the pair have been inseparable, appearing on multiple red carpets, and gushing about each other to anyone who would listen. Or making big public declarations like Megan’s joint VMA introduction with friend Kortney Kardashian. If anyone still had questions about Fox and Kelly, their GQ interview should have been proof of their connection. Their couples’ quiz especially was overflowing with chemistry.

#3: Tom Holland & Zendaya


Let’s face it, we all wanted this to be real the moment the first “Spider-Man” came out. Even though “No Way Home” only came out in December of 2021, any time there was the slightest hint that Tom Holland and Zendaya were in a relationship, the internet went into a frenzy. After some paparazzi photos surfaced, it was hard to deny the truth. Though it’s nice - and important! - that they keep their private lives private, the two do act as a nice example of being friends first, and have only the most supportive things to say about the other. Whether it’s the adorable birthday social media posts, red carpet appearances, or talk show segments, it’s clear that these two are… endgame.

#2: Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker


When one Kardashian relationship falls, another rises. Although some fans might be surprised by Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s seemingly whirlwind relationship, the two have actually been friends for years. The two first sparked dating rumors in 2018, but a romance wasn’t confirmed for these two lovebirds until January of 2021. The two have been spotted everywhere since and post about each other on Instagram constantly. They seem to be incredibly into each other – which is great, because the pair got engaged in October of 2021. Wishing all the best to these two.

#1: Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck


We couldn’t give the number one spot to anybody but these two. What a story, what a romance, what a time to be alive. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez first dated in 2002 - nearly 20 years ago - meeting on the set of their much maligned movie, “Gigli.” The comedy saw them playing gangsters, with Affleck’s titular character falling for Lopez’s Ricki. The failure of “Gigli” aside, the two immediately hit it off, but paparazzi and fame got in the way of Bennifer. Fast forward to 2021, and Jenny From the Block and Ben are back on track! While spotted together as early as May of 2021, the two were only confirmed to be dating again a few months later. J. Lo even posted a pic of them sharing a birthday smooch on Instagram and they have been giving us nothing but glorious celebrity relationship content ever since.
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