While 2020 was a year of celebrities announcing their pregnancies or suddenly getting married, 2021 sees a boom in new couples. And what we love is how celebrities aren’t shy in bringing it to their fans’ notice. This year, there’s a lot of new romance to keep track of. From Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck to Zendaya and Tom Holland, here are some of the celebrity couple debuts we love this year.
1. Adele & Rich Paul
The singer and sports agent first sparked rumours when they were spotted together attending the NBA finals in July. Recently tho, Adele made their relationship Insta official with a photo clicked at Anthony Davis and Marlen P’s wedding, making the fans go into a frenzy.
2. JLo & Ben Affleck
Who would’ve thought the ‘it’ couple from the Y2K era would get back together, right? But here we are and we love them! The pop star made it official on social media on her birthday this July as she shared a photo of kissing her beau. From going on dates looking their fashionable best to showcasing their adorable PDA, recreating the yacht scene for the papps from the popular music video Jenny From The Block, and finally making their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival 2021 – Bennifer are redefining couple goals.
3. Zendaya & Tom Holland
We know it, you know it, everybody knows it–Tom and Zendaya are perfect together! Although the Spiderman stars haven’t addressed their dating rumours since 2017, the two made it quite obvious when they were seen kissing this year, taking the whole Internet by storm. And how can we forget Tom’s special wish for his MJ on her 25th birthday? All they need to do is make it IG official and then we can sleep in peace.
4. Rakul Preet Singh & Jackky Bhagnani
Closer home, Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh revealed she’s in a relationship with the Youngistan actor on her birthday. “Thank you my ❤️ You have been my biggest gift this year! Thank you for adding colour to my life, thank you for making me laugh non-stop, thank you for being you ❤️❤️❤️ Here’s to making more memories together,” she shared on her Instagram.
5. Zoë Kravitz & Channing Tatum
From going on coffee dates to enjoying bike rides, the Magic Mike star and High Fidelity actress were first spotted out and about on the streets of New York City. Neither commented on their relationship status but the duo were photographed again leaving the Met Gala together and heading to an afterparty. Zoë and Channing both have strong personalities with their super relaxed and effortless style. So when they’re together, it only amplifies the level of cool they bring to the table.
6. Kendall Jenner & Devin Booker
Unlike her sisters, Kendall keeps her personal life away from the limelight and social media. But she made an exception for her current boyfriend Devin Booker (there must be something special about him, right?) The model and NBA player went Instagram-official on Valentine’s Day this year when the former shared a cute photo of the pair cuddled up together on top of a kitchen counter on her Instagram Story.
7. Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles
Fans went crazy when romance rumours between the pop singer and actress first emerged. They reportedly first met on the set of Don’t Worry Darling. The duo made headlines when they were photographed holding hands at Styles’ manager’s wedding in January 2021 and later made it official with their PDA on beach walk in LA.
8. Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker
Kourtney and Travis finally reached a stage of more than just friends and began dating this year. They made their red carpet debut at the VMAs by twinning in black outfits. From exchanging love notes on social media to PDA-filled date nights, the two are visibly head-over-heels!
9. Yami Gautum Dhar & Aditya Dhar
The actress gave us a pleasant surprise this June when she released her wedding photos. Yami tied the knot in an intimate ceremony with Aditya Dhar, director of Uri: The Surgical Strike.