The breakup of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon was a bitter ending to a decade fraught with numerous divorce and cheating scandals and sparse golden couples in Tinseltown.
Over the years, there have been celebrity couples whose commitment to each other have been nothing short of inspirational: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Linda and Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. There have also been celebrity couples that have completely disappointed: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen.
With the new decade drawing near, online dating websites Date.com, Matchmaker.com, and Amor.com, polled thousands of single online daters and Twitter followers, asking who they thought represented the best and worst celebrity couples of the decade.
This is one recent popularity poll that has President Obama on top, with 42% voting President Barack and Michelle Obama as the best celebrity couple of the decade. Celebrity parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship followed shortly behind with 15% of the vote, while the union of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore earned 11.5% of the vote for staying power.
The best celebrity couple of the decade:
- President Barack and Michelle Obama
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
- Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
- Prince William and Kate Middleton
- David and Victoria Beckham
- Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles
- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
- Heidi Klum and Seal
- Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
- Howard Stern and Beth Ostrowsky
On the flip side, an overwhelming 50.5% of voters named the celebrity couple formerly known as Bennifer – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (pictured) as the worst celebrity couple of the decade. Following on their heels were realities worst parents and couples, Jon and Kate Gosselin (11.5%) and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline (10%).
The worst celebrity couple of the decade:
- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
- Jon and Kate Gosselin
- Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
- Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
- Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
- Guy Ritchie and Madonna
- Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson
- Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon
- Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen
Source: Avalanche, LLC
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