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!
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.
Matt Damon and Minnie Driver
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.
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.
Brooke Sheilds and Liam Neeson
Despite their 13-year age gap, Brooke Sheilds and Liam Neeson hit it off in late 1991. Their love connection was so intense that Neeson popped the question after only 3 months of dating! However, shortly after the proposal, Liam flew home to deal with his home flooding.
Brooke apparently patiently waited to hear from her fiance but never did. Yep, he ghosted her! Even Brooke Shields can get ghosted, apparently. No one is safe anymore. A few months later, when he got his senses back, he came crawling back to her and re-proposed, to which Sheilds answered, "NO." Go, Brooke!