We were all but convinced that love had died in 2015, after the constant stream of celebrity breakups that occurred—from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, to Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and (sadly) so many more. But 2016 is already looking up romance-wise, thanks to a steady amount of celebrity engagements, reunions, and brand-new pairings. Here are seven new couples heating up the Hollywood dating scene this year…
Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner
The One Direction star and the supermodel were spotted canoodling in St. Bart’s and Anguilla over the New Year’s holiday together, and the photos of them kissing on a yacht proved that the vacation was much more than just a friendly getaway. Then, big sis Khloe Kardashian went ahead and confirmed that the super-hot pair were indeed dating—to the delight of Hendall fans everywhere.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
The Bieb’s relationship status was certainly confusing for a while, but now that we know (we think?) that he and Kourtney Kardashian are not dating we can pay full attention to his current fling: Hailey Baldwin. The two also took a New Year’s couples vacay to Anguilla, and posted several steamy shots to Instagram that all but confirmed they’re dating.
Miranda Lambert and Anderson East
2015 may have been a “shitty” year for Miranda Lambert (what with her divorce from Blake Shelton and his quick rebound with Gwen Stefani), but things are certainly looking up for the country singer: She rang in the new year with a new boyfriend, singer Anderson East. One thing we already know about the new couple? They make excellent cuddle partners.
Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch
It’s a girl
If there’s one new couple that’s been overtaking our Instagram feeds with adorableness, it’s Amy Schumer and her new, furniture-designer boyfriend Ben Hanisch. Ben especially has been melting our hearts with his smitten Insta captions, writing things like “When you find her, risk everything” and revealing that he’s in love. Their most couple-y move to date? Getting a puppy together (we think). Pretty soon, these two are going to become that couple from Inside Amy Schumer’s engagement shoot parody.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
So, these two are technically not a new romance—but their reunion after more than two years broken up is certainly worth a mention. After taking in a music festival together and spending some time with Liam’s family in Australia, the duo are now engaged (again) and living together.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
So, not everyone is thrilled about this reported new romance—especially the Kardashians. Several of Rob’s sisters have supposedly expressed their issues with Rob dating Tyga’s ex-fiancee, with Khloe reportedly telling him he’s no longer welcome at her house (where he’d been staying). But sources report that Rob is “really happy” with Blac Chyna, and that she’s helping him get back on a healthy track by enlisting a personal trainer to get “her boyfriend” in shape. And what does Tyga, who currently dates Kylie Jenner, think about all this? “Everyone deserves to be happy,” he said when asked about it.
Gina Rodriguez and Ben Schwartz
We’re so excited about this new duo: Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez is reportedly dating Parks and Recreation alum Ben Schwartz! According to Us Weekly, Gina is “so happy” with Ben. “She thinks he is so great and all her friends love him,” a source tells the mag.
Now, watch as these boyfriends try to mimic their girlfriends’ makeup routines:
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