Back in the 1980s and 1990s, John Cusack set the standards for all men in the industry. Apparently, not only was he an inspiration for other men, but he was also very popular amongst women. Take Jami Gertz, for example. Gertz was a member of the famously known “Brat Pack” of the 1980s, and the two had things going around 1983.
They met on the set of “Sixteen Candles,” and before it even began, the romance was already over. Cusack has since moved on to other relationships, though he has been extremely private about all of them, and Gertz went on to marry philanthropist Tony Ressler.
Dennis Quaid and Lea Thompson
The movie "Jaws- 3" brought us a bit more than scary sharks. In 1996, Lea Thompson and Dennis Quaid (who starred in the movie) were seriously dating, and Dennis even proposed. The two were engaged for almost a year but never took the next step.
A few years later, Thompson started to date Howard Deutch, who she met on the set of "Some Kind of Wonderful" and ended up marrying. It seems that Lea Thompson has a thing for men she meets on sets. Then again, these things are bound to happen when people are literally paid to play each other's love interest.
Alyssa Milano and Corey Haim
Like many child stars (and adult ones), Corey Haim had substance dependency issues during the 1980s'. He was a teen idol and dated some young ladies during those days, with Alyssa Milano being the most famous of them all.
She was a huge star at the time, with "Who's the Boss?" and would go on to be an even bigger star with roles in hit shows like "Charmed" and "Mistresses". They dated for a few years and broke up at the beginning of the 1990s'. He must have left his mark on Alyssa's life, as she was devastated when she learned about Corey's passing in 2010.
Jay Leno and Sharon Osbourne
Wait, what? Hasn't Sharon Osbourne been married to Ozzy since the dawn of time? Well, apparently she hasn't. Just like anyone else, she has her own history, though hers is arguably cooler than most. Before Sharon Osbourne was titled the First Lady of Rock&Roll, she had a short affair with Jay Leno.
Yes, THE Jay Leno. They met by coincidence at a bar and had a little fling. As it turns out, Osbourne didn't take the whole thing too seriously. Two months after they had their fling, Leno introduced his now-wife, the love of his life, to Osbourne, making the whole fling — history.
Chris O'Donnell and Reese Witherspoon
In 1993 Chris O'Donnell was 22 years old, and Reese Witherspoon was barely 16. She accompanied O'Donnell to a tribute party following his appearance in the movie "Scent of a Woman" and if anyone ever looked like the dictionary definition of the term "baby face", it has to be these two.
There was a bit more going on than just accompanying one another. Chris O'Donnell had reportedly admitted at the time that he had a soft spot for Whitherspoon and thought she was very nice. She, on the other hand, never spared a compliment and said that they were just friends.