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.
John Cusack and Jami Gertz
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.
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.
Emilio Estevez and Paula Abdul
Emilio Estevez, known to most of us as the star of "The Breakfast Club" and "Young Guns," met Paula Abdul in 1991. They married just one year later, in 1992, and by 1994 the couple was already divorced. Well, that's the short version of it, at least. We are sure that each of them has a whole narrative to spill.
In one interview, Abdul said that their relationship ended because she wanted to have children. Emilio, who already had two children from a previous relationship, wasn't interested, leaving the two devastated and heartbroken. While she did get married after that, she has never had children.
Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley
Jennifer Garner met Scott Foley in 1998 when they were shooting "Felicity." Garner played Foley's girlfriend and, as so often happens for actors, ended up falling madly in love with him, for real. In 2000 they were married and, in 2003, divorced.
They both believe that their marriage never made it because they see themselves as "Hollywood victims." Everything is done in seventh gear, everything is instant and done in the heat of emotions, so it is not surprising that so many couples break up. Garner famously met her next husband, Ben Affleck, on a movie set too, and while their marriage lasted longer than her first, they eventually divorced.