Oprah Winfrey’s discreet romance with musician and TV personality John Tesh in the mid-70s remained largely unknown until many years later. It wasn’t until an unauthorized biography of Winfrey was released, suggesting that Tesh had ended the relationship due to societal pressures surrounding interracial unions, that he finally acknowledged their past together with a public statement.
John Tesh went on the say that “Oprah and I were cub reporters in Nashville nearly 40 years ago, and we dated for a short time. We even talked about it during one of my appearances on her show. We remain friends to this day,” he said in his interview.
Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon
While they seem like an unlikely couple, their turbulent relationship kicked off after meeting while Fisher was working on the original "Star Wars" movie in 1977. They had a brief marriage from 1983–1984 and dated for about ten years after that. Paul wrote several songs about her, including "Hearts and Bones."
Reflecting on the song in a later interview, Paul said: “That was one of my best songs. It took a long time to write it, and it was very true. It was about things that happened. The characters are very near to autobiographical. It’s probably the only track that I really like on that album.”
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito
Rhea and Danny were one of Hollywood's longest-running couples before separating in 2012. They were together for over 40 years and had three children. The two reunited in 2013 but ultimately split for a second time in March 2017. DeVito said in 2019 that he and Perlman have remained “very close" since their split.
"We’re still close friends,” the actor went on to say, “we’re happy. Everybody’s happy.” While they're separated, their divorce hasn't been finalized yet. The two have appeared onscreen together many times over the years, including on his classic TV show "Taxi" and the 1996 family film "Matilda," in which they played a married couple.
Barbra Streisand and Pierre Trudeau
In the early '70s, Barbra Streisand dated Pierre Trudeau—former Prime Minister of Canada and the father of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their relationship didn't last, though she has been known to praise her ex's son on Twitter. And after the elder Trudeau's death in 2000, Streisand contributed her memories of him to the book "Pierre."
"Pierre Trudeau was a graceful balance of contradictions," she said. "He was an elegant, private, and dignified man who was also charmingly bohemian. And it all flowed through him so naturally. He was always ahead of his time." She concluded by stating, ” I’m proud to have been a part of his life.”
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco
Known for her captivating presence as the "icy blonde" American film star, she achieved stardom through Alfred Hitchcock's thrilling masterpieces like "To Catch A Thief," "Rear Window," and "High Society." Her path intertwined with Prince Rainier of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, where he sought an American starlet as a wife to reinvigorate Monaco's tourism industry.
Ultimately, Kelly married Prince Rainier in 1956, donning a magnificent dress designed by her film studio, and the ceremony captivated the eyes of over 30 million viewers. Taking on her role as princess consort, she declined Hitchcock's pleas to continue acting for him, choosing instead to dedicate herself to philanthropic endeavors until her untimely death in a car accident in 1982.