Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith starred in the last three decades of the 20th century. The mid-1970s is when it all began. Less than a year after they married, they already got divorced, only to retie the knot in 1989.
That second round only lasted for five years during which the two became parents to actress Dakota Johnson who you probably know from the 50 Shades franchise. The mid-1990s were the days when Jonson and Melanie eventually realized that they weren’t meant to be, and 1996 was the year they ended the love story for good. What a rollercoaster of a relationship!
Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson
Many couples start their love story on the sets of a movie, and so did Luke Wilson and Drew Barrymore. "Home Fries" and "Best Man" were where it all began for these two. It must make things so easy when your on-screen partner is your real-life partner.
They started to date in 1997 but only lasted until 1999. Barrymore has said in a number of interviews that Luke Wilson is one of the most important people in her life and that she has been privileged to have known him. We feel he's not the only guy Drew said this about...
Madonna and Sean Penn
Sean Penn and Madonna met in the winter of 1985 and married soon after, in August of the same year. That's a good way to make one year the best in less than six months. "True Blue", one of Madonna's greatest albums, was, in fact, dedicated to Penn.
In January 1989, just before celebrating their fourth anniversary, they decided to call it quits and got divorced. None of them seems to have wallowed in it for too long. They have since moved on, with Sean Penn remarrying twice (one to actress Robin Write and once to actress Leila George) and Madonna remarrying once (to filmmaker Guy Ritchie).
George Clooney and Kelly Preston
We bet you never knew that Mr. Nespresso, George Clooney, had a guest appearance on the 1980s show "The Facts of Life." Well, he did, and at the same time (and we didn't know this until researching for this article), he dated Kelly Preston before she went off and married John Travolta.
They dated in 1988, which lasted for only a year, but during that year, they moved in together and even raised a pet pig named Max! After the breakup, Clooney kept the pig and raised it until died at the old age of 18. Who knew he had it in him?
Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry
A pretty woman and one of the funniest guys in the house kicked it off, apparently in 1995. Julia Roberts, known for her remarkable performance in many widescreen movies, was a guest star on "Friends," Mattew Perry's home set. Ironically, Roberts played the role of someone who gets payback on Perry's Chandler for bullying her in school.
The two enjoyed each other's company for almost a year before deciding to end the romance. It is thought that this was the turning point for Mattew Perry, as his drinking problem is said to have begun slightly after the breakup, but this is all hearsay. Sadly, Perry passed away in 2023.