The most unexpected celebrity couples of recent times
Elon Musk's ex-wife just got engaged to the kid from 'Love Actually'
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There's been a change in the wind in Hollywood, and celebrities we thought we had figured out are now crossing aesthetics, genres, interests, and generations to surprise us with A-list combinations that sound like they were randomly plucked out of a hat.
Some of these unlikely celebrity romances might be a reflection of the completely unpredictable times we're living in, where life and death situations have become fearfully closer, and thus where people are no longer wasting time with preconceived notions and anything other than what makes them feel good.
Most recently, British actress Talulah Riley got engaged to British actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster. A natural couple they may be, but their former associations make it difficult to wrap your head around this pairing. 'Westworld' actress Talulah Riley was formerly married to Elon Musk—twice! They were together from 2010 to 2012, and then 2013 to 2016. When they first got married, Riley was just 25 years old while Musk was 39. Now, Riley is 37 and she's engaged to a (slightly) younger man. Brodie-Sangster is often remembered for his numerous roles as a child actor, in movies like 'Love Actually' (2003) and 'Nanny McPhee' (2005). Despite his baby face, the 33-year-old star is now all grown up. More recently, he played the role of renegade chess genius Benny Watts in 'The Queen's Gambit.'
Riley and Brodie-Sangster first began dating while working together on the 2022 miniseries 'Pistol,' in which they play punk rock couple Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. "Very happy to share that after two years of dating, Thomas Brodie Sangster and I are engaged!" Riley tweeted on July 27, 2023. "Congratulations!" responded Elon Musk with a heart emoji. He and Riley are reportedly still good friends.
These celebrities are embracing love where they find it, whether that means taking a romantic chance on an old best friend or going on a date with someone completely out of their normal sphere. Click through to see more of the most unexpected relationships of the past couple years.
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