Home Irish Showbiz Curious Couples! The Top 10 most surprising Irish celeb hook ups

Curious Couples! The Top 10 most surprising Irish celeb hook ups


Following the news that Ed Sheeran and Louise Johnston are dating, we decided to take a look back at Ireland’s quirkiest couples.

We have rounded up the juiciest hook ups, strangest relationships, rumoured romances as well as rocky engagements and Irish weddings.

From the worlds biggest popstars to famous actors, TV personalities to megastar models we have it all.


1. Colin Farrell and Britney Spears

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Celeb land went into a tizzy when leading actor Colin Farrell and popstar Britney Spears were dating.

The Irishman took the Hit Me Baby One More Time singer to the premiere of his film The Recruit in 2003.

The pair were well known for their partying lifestyles at that time and although they denied a romance we know these two definitely had something,


2. Michael Fassbender and Naomi Campbell

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Another high profile pair who reportedly dated were actor Michael Fassbender and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

The Kerryman and British babe were spotted locking lips in a restaurant in London where onlookers said they were turning on the PDA.

Seeing as the Oscar nominee  is so private we are not too sure how long this relationship lasted, or whether or not he’s even on the market right now…sigh!



3. Calum Best and Lindsay Lohan 

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Bad boy Calum Best has been very open about his relationship with troubled child star Lindsay Lohan evening referring to her in his autobiography.

The son of soccer legend George Best claims his relationship with Lindsay Lohan led to “some of the worst moments” of his life.

The wild couple didn’t last very long after footage emerged of the 34-year-old with an escort.



4. Lindsay Lohan and Danny O’Donoghue

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It seems Miss Lohan has a soft spot for the Irish lads as it was reported that she dated Script front man for a while.

The pair met on the Jonathon Ross Show and then began “secretley dating” with Lindsay even inviting him to her West End show.

However, the unlikely pairing didn’t last long at all and fizzled out.


5. Danny O’Donoghue and Tulisa

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Danny has been in demand with the ladies and was spotted enjoying a romantic stroll in the Caribbean with former X Factor judge Tulisa.


Tulisa even revealed that she “would probably spend some time” with the lead singer leading everyone to believe this was the start of something serious. 

Sadly, Danny later addressed the rumours saying they were on holidays with an entourage and that the photos were cropped to make it seem as though they were alone.


6. Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid

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One match we never saw coming was Friends star Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid but we actually love them.


The pair were introduced by Johnny’s former housemate Ed Sheeran last November and were engaged by January with rumours rampant of an Irish wedding.

Courtney has also said that her daughter Coco, from her previous marriage to David Arquette, wants to be bridesmaid. 


7. Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen

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Transformers star Jack Reynor met his model girlfriend Madeline Mulqueen on twitter and their relationship has gone from strength to strength since popping the question.


Madeline was by his side while he filmed the blockbuster Transformers and traveled around the world with him supporting him on set.

While they haven’t announced a wedding date, there have been rumours that it is happening this summer and the Horse Outside star has been posting pictures in various wedding gowns as she prepares to tie the knot.


8. Danny O’Reilly and Aoibhinn McGinnity

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The Coronas front man previously dated Love/ Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity before they reportedly split because he didn’t like the publicity. 


The pair even attended a Haim gig in the Academy where they were spotted mingling in amongst fans before the sighting was leaked the the media.

However, Danny was spotted a few weeks ago with his ex girlfriend Laura Whitmore.


9. Aoibhinn McGinnity and Chris Moyles

Exclusive: Chris Moyles & Aoibhinn McGinnity Spotted

Not one to wallow post break up, Aoibhinn McGinnity dated DJ Chris Moyles post Danny and the BBC radio host even flew to Dublin to watch her in Elf. 

The unlikely pair were spotted in various locations around Dublin and rumours were rampant that they would take it to the next level is Aoibhinn was to move to London.

Nothing ever came of the blossoming romance and now Aoibhinn is in LA where she has landed a major TV role. 


10. Laura Whitmore and Paolo Nutini

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Former MTV News presenter and singing sensation Paolo set rumours into overdrive after they were spotted in a casino in the early hours apparently trying yo avoid the paparazzi.

The Scottish hitmaker even said the Bray native was “f***ing gorgeous” but denied any romance claiming they were just friends.

However, at Glastonbury last year it was reported that the 30-year-old blonde was furious as Paolo chatted up females backstage.