9 Celebrity Relationships That Surprised Us
New celebrity relationships seem to blossom every week, and many of them, whether for love or business seem to be an unlikely match. We've compiled a list of some the most surprising pairs, most short-lived, but some are still going strong. — Nina M. Nwofia
Soulja Boy and Meagan Good
Meagan Good didn’t admit to her relationship with Soulja Boy until they broke up. Most were in the dark about the pair, but unsurprisingly, they didn’t last. In a Twitter feud after the break-up, Good alleged that the rapper was gay.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
We’re so accustomed to seeing Mariah and Nick together that it’s easy to forget how surprised we were about their engagement. Then Mariah didn’t seem to mind their 11-year age difference, but Nick Cannon was barely out of his Wild ‘n Out antics. Regardless of their differences, we’re glad they’re still going strong.
Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons was living her life in the diva fast lane when she met Djimon Hounsou, better known for his film roles than any paparazzi antics. The two split, but not before their adorable son Kenzo was born.
Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz
Rich received warnings from his mother, fellow managers and clients to leave Erica Mena alone during their well-documented relationship on Love & Hip-Hop, but he had other plans.
Sean Kingston and Maliah Michel
We first heard of Houston stripper Maliah Michel in Drake’s “Miss Me” in 2010. The two stars dated briefly, but her heart was with Sean Kingston, who collaborated with Justin Bieber and crooned about steering clear of “Beautiful Girls.”
TJ Holmes and Chilli
Before BET’s Don’t Sleep, TJ Holmes was a straight-laced reporter on CNN, so it’s hard to envision him with a member of an iconic female hip-hop group. But, he had eyes for TLC band member, Chilli. The pair split before their relationship was revealed, and TJ Holmes is now married with a baby girl named Sabine.
50 Cent and Vivica Fox
It's hard to imagine thugged-out 50 Cent approaching Vivica Fox, who's been linked to Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx. But the pair dated for sometime, until they split in 2003.
50 Cent and Chelsea Handler
Who knew that funny girl Chelsea Handler had a thing for rappers? Chelsea briefly dated 50 Cent before telling Howard Stern that Ciara was trying to get back with her rapper boo, and she thought it was "eighth grade." She did say, however, that the rap mogul was a nice guy who treated her well.
Stevie J and Eve
Stevie J is best known for displaying ratchetness on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta making it easy to forget that he’s an acclaimed producer. Even Eve admitted that although he was her first love, they wouldn’t even “speak the same language” today.