What We've Learned From 6 Celebrity Summer Romances

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Friends, lovers or nothing? Summer loving has taken over Hollywood and our favorite celebrities are going through the throes of passion (and heartache). From headline-stealing new romances and secret boos to friends with benefits and played out players, these stars know about matters of the heart. Class is in session. Get your dose of Love 101 with these sizzling celebrity romances.


Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have called it quits after 10 years of marriage. The Hollywood power couple seemed absolutely perfect for each other and this Ben and Jen seemed destined for forever. But after ongoing rumors of Ben steppin’ out, it seems Jen finally had enough. When the most popular couple breaks up, expect the rest of us to take it personally: Ben & Jen’s private life will continue to make headlines.

Lesson: All that glitters isn’t gold


Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

It’s hard to keep up with all of the Kardashian romances and drama but one constant was Kourtney and Scott. The oldest Kardashian and Scott seemed happy playing mommy and daddy to three cute kids amid the reality show lights. Sadly, Scott’s inner demons got the best of him this summer. His wild, party boy ways resurfaced and Kourt couldn’t take it anymore.  Grow up, Scott! According to the rumor mill, he’s run into the arms of an ex-flame named Chloe (spelled with a C not a K) and Kourtney has turned to her family for strength.

Lesson: Kick him to the kurb


Ciara and Russell Wilson

Ciara is upgrading! After breaking up with her fiancé rapper Future—who has been spilling the dirt about their relationship all through these streets—CiCi has found her a new man and he’s a keeper. The statuesque singer and NFL baller Russell Wilson are official and adorbs. They debuted their puppy love at the White House Correspondents Dinner and have been seen at the ESPYs and other high profile events. They’re enjoying themselves and taking it slow. Russell revealed that he and Ciara are building a holy union and are waiting to have sex.

Lesson: Let’s wait awhile


Draya and Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele is known as the spitfire on Basketball Wives but her real-life is way more dramatic than any reality show. The stunner announced her engagement to NFL baller Orlando Scandrick but before the post hit Instagram, Orlando got cold feet and called it off. The Internets have had a field day with the breakup. Draya seems to have cropped her left hand (and ring finger) from every photo and Orlando has requested a restraining order against her. Messy! Now the whole hood is buzzing. “"That's some hoe s***," rapper The Game chimed in wrote. "These n***as out here gettin [cornier] by the minute!!!” Amen.

Lesson: Keep it off social media


James Harden and Khloe Kardashian

Hollywood romances often resemble the game Musical Chairs with stars hopping and swapping partners. Khloe Kardashian and rapper Trina have been going at it when it comes to trading men. First, Trina claimed that Khloe stole rapper French Montana from her. Now, Khloe is moving on with another one of Trina’s exes, NBA star James Harden. The two have been keeping it on the low, which for the Kardashians means going on dates with the paparazzi are outside. Expect Trina’s claws to come out in 5..4..3.. 

Lesson: Watch your friends


Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

After playing on-camera sweeties on That 70s Show, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher hooked up in real life. They have a 9-month old daughter together and have been celebrating their summer honeymoon with a road trip through California. Always smiling and laughing—and not in that annoying fake way--they genuinely seem to be having a great time together. Friends do make the best lovers.

Lesson: Marry your best friend


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