Nostalgia seems to always be a dominant narrative in the worlds of fashion and pop culture, and 2019 was no exception as inspiration from the 1990s and 2000s took over. Iconic shoes and accessories took over the closets and Instagram feeds of fashion lovers worldwide, and the valiant efforts of stars like Bella Hadid even almost brought back low-rise jeans.
Aligning with the rose-colored glasses we have on the turn of the millennium, we wanted to remind the world of all the forgotten '90s couples that marked the time, even if they weren't meant to be together to this day. Recently, the SAG Awards brought Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back for a brief moment, and the surrounding energy got us remembering all the other celebrity romances that still provide us with iconic throwback photos (and the occasional meme) to obsess over to this day.
Do you remember when Tom Cruise dated Cher? That Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry were an iconic '90s couple for some time? And that Ryan Reynolds, who's now enjoying life with Blake Lively and their three daughters, once dated singer Alanis Morissette? You might search for some of these famous '90s couples from time to time to reminisce, while others might pop up on your Instagram feed thanks to accounts like @90sanxiety. But beyond whatever you've come across lately, some of the couples below are sure to surprise you with the reminder that yes, those two celebrities really dated.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, leaving everyone in the mood for some romantic nostalgia. Before you cozy up with your love and enjoy a night of rom-coms and gift exchanging, remember the magic of these 14 forgotten '90s couples, whose high-profile relationships became synonymous with their equally talked-about era.