Unlike today, at the beginning of the 1980s, things were different, and the number of stars was limited. Not every artist that came up with a new song instantly became famous, whereas today, you don’t need much to be recognized worldwide. Michal Jackson, at the time, was known and loved globally. As was Brooke Shields
He dated Brooke Shields for a while, but apparently, they weren’t both aligned with how they wanted things to go. Jackson proposed a number of times; however, Shields tells a different story and has always claimed that they were no more than two good friends.
Christine Taylor and Neil Patrick Harris
Dr. Doogie Howser is not all a goody two shoes. Way before he came out and revealed to the world his orientation, he dated actress Christine Taylor. She is best known and loved for her role in "The Brady Bunch" and in "The Wedding Singer." They dated from 1997 until 1998. A relationship that lasted just over a year.
They were a relatively private and quiet couple, with not too many horror stories to make the paparazzi's day. These days, Doogie is happily married to David Burtka, and Christine is married to Ben Stiller, also in a very happy way.
Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt
In the 80s, Brad Pitt and Christina Applegate were (like many well-known stars at the time) in the spring of their careers. Pitt just started to walk through the path of fame, and Applegate was breaking through with her role in "Married With Children."
These two were friends as teenagers. Pitt (together with other future stars such as Jason Priestly) would come to her parent's house for Sunday lunches. Pitt was even her date to the 1989 MTV Movie Awards, though she left with someone else… awkward! They both went on to other partners eventually, though. Applegate is now married to musician Martyn LeNoble, and Pitt, well... we all know what happened with him.
Cher and Val Kilmer
Movie stars and musicians of the 1980s and 1990s', practically lived in the same bubble. They mixed with the same people, mingled at the same parties, and dated the same loved ones. Cher, who was at the peak of her career in those days, set her eyes on Val Kilmer, who later co-starred in "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise.
They were a hot item between 1982 and 1984 and then called it quits. Cher said that Kilmer was much younger than her, which was a big issue back in the day, and that older guys (or guys the same age as she was) just weren't interesting enough for her.
Janice Dickinson and Rob Lowe
Like everyone in the 1980s', all men wanted to be Rob Lowe, and all women wanted to date Rob Lowe. And Janice Dickinson is one woman who actually did that. 1988 was the year it all happened, though it only lasted a few months.
She was a stunning supermodel who escalated her career and later became one of the judges on "America's Next Top Models," in addition to being a successful businesswoman and author. Rob Lowe, on the other hand, is a loved actor, producer, and director, but the 1980s will always be remembered as his peak and pride decade.