Don’t ever turn your back on fortune. These people did. They almost had the opportunity to ride on the coattails of these celebrities, but they missed their chance and would probably rue. There is always a moral lesson to it- don’t judge someone based on how they look now. Judge them based on how they would look 10 years after. You will find that you are with someone way above your league. All it needs is some foresight. But ironically enough, even though some people on this list might not have broken up over appearances, they still would regret it.
Here are 19 photos of people who dated celebrities before they became famous.
1. Tim Tebow
— Lebron Jameson (@KyleM0809) August 5, 2016
The couple in the picture look so love-struck, you can actually feel it from your laptop screen. Sad it had to end, but well, life happens. You can almost get the 2000s to feel.
2. Jamie Foxx
— Καεlα (@mikaelakistner) January 21, 2016
Doesn’t he look every bit of the doting uncle? Well, Jamie Foxx might have been just their favourite at that time, but after Collateral, he became America’s favourite. Probably, he was just 35 at the time this picture was clicked.
3. Leonardo Di Caprio
Just found these pics of Leo with my family…(he dated my aunt) wtf pic.twitter.com/nJ4BaPzGRL
— Lena🦋 (@lenaalawtattoo) July 7, 2017
Might not be easy to forgive that family member for breaking up with this megastar. It was most probably clicked before Titanic was released. He looks so so young!!!!!
4. Lori Loughlin
remember when my dad dated Aunt Becky from Full House tho pic.twitter.com/H4edinSv7M
— jeff pepsi (@saragwilberg) March 16, 2014
Well, she could have been their mother. But instead, she would be forever known as Aunt Becky from Full House. Sad!
5. Ashton Kutcher
if anybody knows me they know that my greatest anecdote is that my aunt dated ashton back when he was chris so I thought I’d take this time to let everybody else know about my family treasure. that ugly baby is my brother. @aplusk you could have been my uncle pic.twitter.com/PYTYNOGJ4D
— Molly Peterson (@peterson_molly) April 3, 2018
This is way before The 70s Show came up. And while Ashton Kutcher is happily in love with Mila Kunis, we wonder if he could actually have been their uncle, especially with that mushroom cut!
6. Blake Shelton
— ✨ Hazel ✨ (@Hayzee3211) January 1, 2016
Well, Blake could have been their father. But, in any case, he did have a stellar career in the music industry and also ended up being the judge of The Voice. Still, it is a bit sad here.
7. Jennifer Lopez
— alyzza (@berriosalyssa) July 11, 2017
The dictionary definition of evergreen, Jennifer Lopez looks the very same, even after decades have passed by. The uncle must be so regretting it, with JLo’s sensual pictures on Instagram defying her age. She is turning 50, btw.
8. John Legend
so my mom decides to tell me she dated john legend secretly when I was 10???? mom u let him go wyd….. pic.twitter.com/Mo97OVyoTw
— jai (@heyitsjaii__) February 8, 2016
This mom made a mistake. She could have been the inspiration for “All of Me”, but it is Chrissy Teigen.
9. Jimmy Fallon
— mads (@maddyahouse1) December 29, 2015
Maybe it is him, maybe it is not. All we need is that annoyingly hysterical laughter and we would be sure.
I’m dead my sis use to date usher in high school and she just now telling me this smh pic.twitter.com/FF9hEiARTC
— camryn (@camrynmariaa) May 4, 2017
He is one of those artists whose career launched quite early in life. So, this woman was possibly aware of his stardom and yet, she let him go. Damn!
11. Matt LeBlanc
so my mom dated matt le blanc and she finally found a picture of them pic.twitter.com/kLQrEalmUB
— ino yamanaka (@RimKoumaira) December 26, 2015
This girl must be kicking herself knowing that she could have had Joey Tribbiani serenading her with “How you doin’?”
12. Adam Sandler
— BP🖤 (@BPearsonn) June 18, 2017
It is assured that dating him would involve hilarious anecdotes and incidents thrown around at tandem. And maybe a Seinfeld-esque situation with Kevin James and David Spade coming around for lunch.
13. Shaquille O’Neal
— Dream (@GoldenThang) January 28, 2012
This multiple NBA champion really was a hip and cool dude in his time. And hilariously, he almost dwarfs her, even though he is sitting. She must have dealt with a lot of paparazzi during those times.
14. Muhammad Ali
— Telly Hunter🇧🇿 (@T_HunterJr) October 13, 2014
Her grandmother was in cahoots with Muhammad Ali. Maybe she heard him say “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” before anyone else did?
15. Bob Saget
— Anjel (@AnjelDoyon) October 14, 2016
Must have been tough breaking up with him, and then watching as he zoomed past you in a red convertible across Golden Gate bridge, every Friday night!
16. Bradley Cooper
My aunt knew Bradley Cooper in college before he was famous😱 pic.twitter.com/zdy3G45FMZ
— Katie Hagerty (@katiehagerty) December 9, 2013
Maybe they were just friends. But, just imagine a fairy tale romance as they passed out of college? She must be kicking herself right now.
17. Woody Harrelson
So my mom dated Woody Harrelson .. pic.twitter.com/rabFE8drF3
— flower child 🌸🔜electric forest (@joaniemarie123) May 27, 2016
He does look older in this picture. Benjamin Button in disguise? Who knows!
18. Henry Winkler
The woman probably didn’t really know that he was the ‘Fonz’ while she was with him or maybe she was in it for that very fact. And that was the best he ever was.
19. Ariana Grande
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This guy is lucky. And yet, incredibly stupid for letting that pass by. He could have played the game professionally, but he made rookie mistakes and saw the door slammed in his face. Damn!
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