1997 was a great year for Matt Damon. Not only was his critically acclaimed film “Good Will Hunting” released (for which he would later win an Academy Award for best screenplay) but he also found love.
Matt and Minnie met on the set of the film and started dating. However, any good will (pun absolutely intended) between the two fizzled out when Damon broke up with Minnie by announcing to the world that he was single on “Oprah.” Millions of viewers, including Minnie herself, were shocked by the announcement! Not a cool move, Matt. We wonder what Luciana, his current wife, has to say about it.
David Spade and Kristy Swanson
It is no secret that Spade is more celebrated for his humor and comedic work than he is for his physical appearance, but that has not stopped him from dating some of the most attractive women in the industry. In fact, the "Saturday Night Live" alum and comedian has a rather lengthy list of former flames.
One of the first on the list is actress Kirsty Swanson. Spade and Swanson met on the set of the 1996 film, "Heads in a Duffel Bag." With a title like that, it's no wonder the film bombed. However, love blossomed between the stars which lasted for almost a year.
Notorious B.I.G and Faith Evans
In a whirlwind romance, the iconic rapper, the late Notorious B.I.G. (also known as Biggie Smalls) met musician Faith Evans on the set of a photoshoot in 1994. A mere eight days later — yes eight days — the two were married! These two knew how to move quickly!
Reportedly, while the romantic relationship between the two began to fizzle out, they remained friends. They even welcomed a baby boy into the world in 1996. Unfortunately, the rapper never got to enjoy being a father for too long as he was killed a mere six months after his son's birth.
Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche
Just mere days before Ellen DeGeneres's iconic "InStyle" magazine cover where she announced to the world that she was gay hit the stands, she met the late actress Anne Heche at the 1997 Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty. It was an instant connection and very soon the two skyrocketed into being the most famous queer couple in Hollywood at the time.
Unfortunately, their relationship ended a few years later when Heche apparently left Ellen with no explanation. In a 2001 interview with the "Los Angeles Times," Ellen admitted, "I'm left with everybody else wondering what happened...I feel betrayed." Talk about being blindsided!
Lance Bass and Danielle Fishel
"Boy Meets World" star Danielle Fishel and NSYNC member Lance Bass were high school sweethearts back in the 90s and even went to prom together. The young lovers weren't meant to be but remained good friends. After Lance came out as gay in 2006, Danielle was incredibly supportive of her former flame.
Lance recently told Danielle, "I always knew you would completely accept me," on his podcast "The Daily Popcast with Lance Bass." Now that's love! The two eventually found romance in other partners — Bass is married to actor Michael Turchin and Fishel is married to film producer Jensen Karp.