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Can Brad And Jen Please Inspire The Rest Of These Celebs To Get Back Together?

Make us believe in love again.

If you’ve been on social media in the last 24 hours you’d be well aware that the Internet really really really wants Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston to get back together after they reunited at the SAG awards.

Listen to the GOAT team break down Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s reunion in the latest ep of It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

Sadly, it sounds like Brad and Jen are destined to stay in the friend zone but that doesn’t mean other iconic celebrity couples can’t rekindle their past romances. Right!?

Here are some famous former flames we wish would give their relationship a second chance:

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens met on the set of High School Musical all the way back in 2005 and made their first appearance as a couple in true noughties fashion at Ashley Tisdale’s birthday party.

The pair dated for a whopping five years but sadly, they couldn’t make it work and split up in 2010. Considering Hudgens recently ended her nine-year relationship with Austin Butler, could Efron be the throwback rebound she needs in 2020? HSM fans would be utterly delighted.

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

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Is there a more romantic film than The Notebook? Nope. Fun fact: Ryan Gosling reportedly ‘hated’ Rachel McAdams while filming The Notebook, but the pair managed to move past their differences and ended up dating from mid-2005 to mid-2007. I know, I know – both McAdams and Gosling are in committed relationships with other people now, but I will always secretly hope they get back together. 

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

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If you ever did, or currently do, call yourself a Twihard, your favourite celebrity couple is hands down Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. IRL Bella and Edward dated from mid-2009 until 2012 when Stewart cheated on Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

In 2017, K-Stew said she was “so gay” during an appearance on SNL, and Pattinson has since dated FKA Twigs and Suki Waterhouse…but we can always dream about a Twilight reunion, right? 

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin 

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They were the king and queen of ‘conscious uncoupling’ and now they’re some of Hollywood’s most amicable exes. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines for naming their kid Apple, and even in 2020, they’re breaking the mould by successfully remaining friends and co-parents. Will their friendship ever turn back into a romance? We can only hope.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield 

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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield met on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010 and had the relationship of our ~dreams~ until 2015 when it came out they had quietly split. Since then, the pair have remained friends and continue to speak highly of each other in the media. Last December, Stone got engaged to her boyfriend Dave McCary, but I’m still holding out hope she and Garfield reunite one day.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

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Remember when Johnny Depp got ‘Winona Forever’ tattooed on his arm and later changed it to ‘Wino Forever’ when he split from Winona Ryder? Well, I personally wish he’d never changed his iconic ink. Depp and Ryder were engaged for three years, but sadly they couldn’t make it work. All I want is for this iconic ‘90s couple to find each other again.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake 

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I know what you’re thinking – these two could never get back together but to that I ask, why not!? Sure, they’ve lived very different lives since parting ways in 2002, but having known each other since they were little kids on The Mickey Mouse Club, these two have a long history and grew up together in some ways. Perhaps enough time has passed for them to give it another shot?

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What If Brad And Jen Were Just On A Break This Whole Time?

*heavy breathing*

A whopping 15 years have passed since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called it quits. Fast-forward to this week’s SAG Awards and it looks like the pair are finally back on good terms – and still have that same iconic chemistry.

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Photos have emerged of Pitt and Aniston engaging in a heartfelt reunion after the SAG Awards, and the Internet is pretty much exploding with relationship rumours.

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Video footage showing the former couple admiring each other’s acceptance speeches has only confirmed that yes, we all want these two to get back together.

It’s not the first time Brad and Jen have shown support for each other in recent years. Late last year, Pitt attended Aniston’s holiday party and according to People sources, “it was a big night for Jen [and] the important people in her life gathered to celebrate with her.”

“Brad fits into that group, and it was natural that he want to come.”

On the SAG Awards red carpet, Pitt told reporters, “I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend.”

“The second most important reunion of her year? I understand,” he joked, referring to rumours of an upcoming Friends reunion.

While the pair insist they’re just friends, it begs the question: were these two just taking a ‘break’ for the last 15 years? Is there any chance that they’ll get back together?

“For well over a decade now they have lived totally separate lives and so not surprisingly, they have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together,” a source told People. “They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together. It is such ancient history.”

It might be wishful thinking but perhaps their marriage is such ancient history that they’re finally ready to give their relationship a second shot. 

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Either way, the world will always root for Brad and Jen to get back together. We can only hope the rumours turn into a reality.

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Forget Ghosting And Breadcrumbing, 'Stashing' Is The Scariest Dating Trend

Yikes.

Remember when dating was just…dating? Sadly, those days of chocolate and roses are long gone. From catfishing to breadcrumbing and ghosting, there are more dating ‘trends’ than there are dating apps these days, making finding love an absolute minefield. 

In 2020, we have a new dating trend to be afraid of. Introducing….‘stashing.’

According to Refinery29, ‘stashing’ is “when you date someone who’s happy to spend time with you one-on-one – but they never introduce you to their friends and family.”

Apparently, the term was first coined by Metro UK writer Ellen Scott in 2017, who defined it as “a super fun dating trend in which someone is dating someone else, but had decided to hide them away from everyone in their life.”

“A victim of stashing is hidden from every other part of the stasher’s life – from their tagged photos to their casual chats with their parents. Why? Because that way, they’re able to pretend that they’re not really dating the person they’re stashing, meaning they can justify getting with other people, doing whatever they fancy, and being generally inconsiderate and awful,” Scott wrote.

Honestly, stashing sounds bloody awful – and it could be one of the worst dating trends out there. Sadly, it’s not the only one we’re going to facing in 2020. ‘Fleabagging’ is another trend to watch out for on your dating journey.

Inspired by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character in her show Fleabag, ‘fleabagging’ is “the toxic cycle of break up and make up, with that substandard person who does nothing but stress you out,” according to Cosmo’s dating expert Hayley Quinn.

“You could call fleabagging making really bad relationship choices again, and again, and again,” Quinn said. Yikes!

In her TEDx Talk, Quinn says, “we continue to chase love because I think love is sold to us, as almost like the ultimate solution to ourselves: the things that makes our past okay, that gives us direction for the future, and imbues our everyday reality with meaning”.

“Go for people who make time and effort for you and reciprocate this positive behaviour!” she says. “Eventually you’ll find yourself naturally choosing people who choose to prioritise you and in turn, allowing someone to love you as you are.”

Wise words.

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