I’m calling it now: This will be the summer of unexpected love. Perhaps it’s because we’re all desperate for human contact, or maybe, as my colleague Taylor Roberts put it, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly opened a portal we cannot close, but there have been some celeb couplings as of late that made me go, Huh … okay.
This is not to cast aspersions on any couple. Love is love is love, etc. It’s simply to acknowledge the very specific kind of feeling — part joy, part wonder — that comes with finding out about an unexpected celebrity pairing. I felt it when I learned Zooey Deschanel is dating a Property Brother. I felt it once again when learning the two met while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke. When Macaulay Culkin and Brenda song welcomed their first baby in April, I was gleeful with the reminder that London thee Tipton and the kid from Home Alone are married. It’s why I get a little dopamine hit thinking about the possibility of newly single A-Rod courting recent divorcée Melinda Gates. (I know, I know, but what if it did happen?)
So join me on this journey of discovery, awe, and wonder, thinking about celebrities holding hands with other celebrities.