8 Celebrity couples you totally forgot used to be engaged

8 Celebrity couples you totally forgot used to be engaged

The whirlwind nature of celebrity romance has taken centre stage of late. What with the recent engagements of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, as well as Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas (are you out of breath too?), it's evident that despite what people say about the dating habits of Millennials, we're not wholly eschewing the institution of marriage - in theory at least.

Certainly, there have been many shotgun engagements within the celebrity ranks throughout the years. Here are eight of them...

1. Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette

Before Reynolds was one half of one of the most #CoupleGoals pairings out there, the actor proposed to Alanis Morissette after dating for five years. They were engaged for two, and called it quits in 2007.

ryan reynolds and alanis morrissette Credit: Getty

2. Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger

The actors met while starring in Me, Myself and Irene, and were engaged from 1999 to 2000.

jim carrey and renee zellweger Credit: Getty

3. Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz 

Aronofsky and Weisz were together for nine years, before calling it quits in 2010. They got engaged in 2005, and welcomed their son, Henry, shortly afterwards.

Following the split, many speculated that Weisz's future husband, Daniel Craig, had something to do with the couple's breakup.

rachel weisz and darren aronofsky Credit: Getty

4. Josh Brolin and Minnie Driver 

Brolin and Driver met while filming Slow Burn in 1998. They went onto announce their engagement in 2001, but split just five months later.

Minnie Driver and Josh Brolin Credit: Getty

5. Lenny Kravitz and Nicole Kidman 

 Kidman recently revealed that she was engaged to Kravitz back in 2003. The pair remain on good terms.

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6. Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood 

 Manson and Wood's relationship was controversial for many a reason: there was an 18 year age difference, Wood was only 18-years-old at the time, and they began dating while Manson was still married to Dita Von Teese.

The pair were together for four years and decided to tie the knot when Manson proposed on stage. They called it off one year later.

marilyn manson, evan rachel wood Credit: Getty

 7. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez 

Affleck and Lopez met while filming Gigli in 2002, but it just wasn't written in the stars. At first, their wedding was postponed, before they finally called it quits in 2004.

ben affleck and jennifer lopez Credit: Getty

8. Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts 

Sutherland and Roberts got engaged at the tender age of 24 and 23, respectively. But just three days before their wedding, Roberts split and flew to Ireland with Jason Patric - one of Sutherland's friends.

Julia And Kiefer Credit: Getty

Who would have known, eh?