While trends from the 1990s have been cropping up in various streetwear and runway looks for the last few years now, the return of this decade’s aesthetics to the fashion scene has resurrected some particular wardrobe items in which stonewashed denim, colorful fabrics, and oversized cuts have their place.
1. Tie Dye
This summer we will be sure to see a lot of tie-dye. But let’s try to forget everything we know about tie-dye, except maybe for its association with laidback counterculture, it’s the evolution of tie-dye that makes it feel fresh for 2019. Acid washes and bright tones have transformed tie-dye from its hippy roots, yes, it will be evoking images of the ’60s and ’70s but in a more sophisticated style; think blazers, knits and midi skirts splashed with modern color combinations, to the more elevated fabrics and the unexpected shapes.
2. Hippy Modernism
The bohemian look initiated as a reflection of the free-spirited lifestyle of those hippies and designers took an imaginative turn with the season’s Neo Boho trend. The easiness of the style and the natural, spirited look it expresses have made it rather easy to fall in love with. If you are a lover of mixing colors and patterns creatively, a boho touch is what you need. The look is long, relaxed and sensual, saturated in the warm desert and sunset hues, sun-kissed hues, and neutrals, clashing geometric prints, scarf dresses, artisan knits, fringing, crochet shoulder sacks.
3. Throwback to early-nineties
Nostalgia is nothing new this year with Fashion, and the ’90s were a revolutionary decade in this regards, creating trends will last forever. This is Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saved By The Bell and Clueless style. The silhouette is top-heavy think of oversized jackets and shirts, dungarees and distressed mom jeans, bright and bold word art and swirling graphics on shirts.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling (7 Years)
When Eva Mendes linked up with star Ryan Gosling, their relationship had all of Hollywood talking. The two met while filming 2012’s The Place Beyond the Pines, where they played love interests. Although the two are notoriously private, they have released several statements about their relationship to the press.
In describing Gosling, she said that he’s a “creative genius.” Gosling also gushed about the actress — when asked by Hello! Canada what qualities he looks for in a woman, he said, “That she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade (9 Years)
When film star Gabrielle Union met basketball legend Dwayne Wade, they immediately knew that their love story would be a slam dunk. The two met at a Super Bowl party in 2007, but were both dealing with messy divorces from their former partners.
The two continued their relationship despite facing some rough patches and a brief split in 2013. In 2014, the duo tied the knot in an elegant ceremony in Miami. The two welcomed a daughter in 2018, and Union has embraced Wade’s two children from his former marriage.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari (13 Years)
Briney Spears’ romance with Sam Asghari began in 2016 when the actor and personal trainer appeared in the music video for her single “Slumber Party.” Asghari said that meeting Spears gave him “butterflies.”
Asghari frequently makes appearances in Spears’ social media, and the couple often upload videos of themselves working together. In 2021, Asghari proposed to his pop star girlfriend. In an Instagram post, Spears says that her fiancé “inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!”
Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa (7 Years)
Following her divorce from The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, Hudson was linked to several musicians and reportedly even had a fling with younger man Nick Jonas. Joking about her penchant for musical men, the actress told InStyle magazine, “I’m attracted to musical people, period.”
In early 2021, Hudson announced that she and longtime boyfriend Danny Fujikawa were engaged. Fujikawa, the former lead singer of the folk-rock band Chief, and the actress have dated since 2016 and have a two-year-old daughter.
Shakira and Gerard Piqué (10 Years)
Shakira met Gerard Piqué on the set of the music video for her 2010 World Cup anthem, “ Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).” The couple began dating shortly after, and welcomed their first child in 2013.
In 2017, Shakira even released a song called “Me Enamoré,” which translates to “I fell in love”, referring to the moment she fell in love with Piqué. They have continued to prove that age is just a number, as they serve up one romantic social media post after another.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness (13 years)
Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, have one of the longest-lasting marriages in Hollywood. The two met while on the set of Australian show Corelli in 1995. Despite being intimidated by her stardom, Jackman asked the actress out.
Less than a year after meeting, the two married in Australia in 1996. Jackman has been known to serenade his wife in public, and the two are frequently seen walking the red carpet together. Their strong relationship proves that age really is just a number.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz (17 years)
Dating isn’t always heavenly, even for former Victoria’s Secret Angels like Heidi Klum. After years of unsuccessful relationships, it seems that German musician Tom Kaulitz has walked the runway straight into her heart.
Klum met Kaulitz, a guitarist for the rock band Tokio Hotel, while she was a host on Germany’s Next Top Model. In 2018, Klum told People magazine, “I don’t know the last time I was this happy in my life.” Eight months later, the happy couple was engaged, and in early 2019, they tied the knot.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas (10 years)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ storybook romance had a less than traditional beginning — in 2017, the former boy band member sent Chopra a private message to her via Twitter suggesting that the two meet. In July of 2018, Jonas sent the tabloids into overdrive when it was reported that he shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store to pick out the perfect engagement ring for Chopra.
A month later, the two showed off their rings on Instagram, and officially announced their engagement. That December, the two married in a three-day long wedding celebration, which infused both of their heritages.
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (11 Years)
It was love at first sight for two of television’s funniest stars when Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman met in 2000. Mullally recalls that she initially thought that the Parks and Recreation actor was closer to her in age, and was shocked to learn that he was actually 11 years her junior.
Despite the age difference, the two began dating and married in 2003. The two continue to support each other, often making appearances on each others’ shows. In 2018, the two wrote a book called The Greatest Love Story Ever Told about their relationship.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima (14 Years)
While Kim Kardashian continues to dominate the tabloid headlines with her romantic life, sister Kourtney has also had her share of tumultuous relationships. The oldest Kardashian sister began dating Algerian model Younes Bendjima after meeting him during 2016 Paris Fashion Week.
The pair continued to date on and off until early 2020. In early 2021, the former couple made headlines again after it emerged that the model made some less-than-flattering comments about his ex’s recent PDA-filled social media posts.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel (7 years)
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel’s relationship surprisingly almost never happened. Spiegel reveals that he initially did not pursue the model because, “I thought I had no chance [with Miranda], so I wasn’t going to waste my time.”
Thankfully, Kerr reached out to the tech tycoon and asked him out. The two began officially dating in 2015 and married in May of 2017. The model told Elle Spain that, “During my first kiss with my fiancé, Evan, I thought — ‘This is electric, magical!’ I felt like it was the first of my life.”
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez (6 Years)
In 1999, Jennifer Lopez signed an autograph for rising baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Two decades after signing that autograph, the two celebrities crossed paths once again — but this time, the connection was romantic.
The two confirmed that they were dating in 2017, and soon became regular fixtures on the red carpet and in each other’s social media. After two years of dating, the couple got engaged. Unfortunately, despite being one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood, the pair announced that they were going their separate ways in March of 2021. J.Lo has since reunited with old flame Ben Affleck.
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal (6 Years)
When Julianna Margulies met her soon-to-be husband Keith Lieberthal, she thought that the dashing man sitting next to her was also in show business. The Good Wife actress soon learned that Lieberthal was a successful lawyer, and the two began dating and wed in a quiet ceremony in 2007.
Margulies once joked about her husband’s good looks, telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I feel bad because people objectify him and they’re like ‘Oh, your husband is so hot.’ The truth is, he is unbelievably bright and smart and went to Harvard Law.”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton (6 Years)
One of the most surprising celebrity couples in the past decade has been the union of pop star Gwen Stefani and country legend Blake Shelton. The two singers met while on the music reality show The Voice in 2014.
In 2015, the two confirmed their relationship and went public. Despite being younger than his “Don’t Speak” wife, the two have a strong relationship and have even recorded and performed three duets together. In 2021, Shelton and Stefani tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden (7 Years)
Cameron Diaz is no stranger to dating some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but she even surprised herself when she began dating her now-husband, Good Charlotte rockstar Benji Madden. Diaz and Madden began dating in 2014 after being introduced by Madden’s sister-in-law, Nicole Richie.
Diaz revealed that her first thought upon meeting the singer was, “He’s hot.” Diaz, who admitted she never saw herself getting married, told Harper’s Bazaar that her 2015 marriage to the rocker, “opened me up in different ways.”
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid (12 Years)
Courteney Cox is no stranger to dating younger men. The Friends actress was formerly married to actor David Arquette, who’s seven years younger than her. While that marriage was unsuccessful, Cox found a new and younger love, Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid.
In early 2014, the couple got engaged only to call it off the following year. While the couple has been on and off since then, the actress recently uploaded a photo of the two on her Instagram, proving that their relationship is stronger than ever.
Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina (21 Years)
In 2020, news broke that actress Jada Pinkett Smith, had an affair with a younger man — musician August Alsina. Alsina first met Pinkett Smith in 2015. While their relationship began as a friendship, romantic feelings began to develop.
Pinkett Smith claimed that she and husband Will Smith were going through a separation at the time. Smith even appeared on his wife’s talk show, Red Table Talk, to clarify the incident. On the show, they both admitted that while difficult, dealing with the affair helped them achieve the level of “unconditional love” they share today.
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa (12 years)
Actor Jason Momoa likes to joke that he knew his wife Lisa Bonet was the one when he first saw her on The Cosby Show. Momoa’s childhood crush became the real thing when he met the actress at a jazz bar in 2005.
Momoa said “I had fireworks going off inside” after their first date. Bonet was equally smitten, telling Porter magazine, “In that moment, love came and it came big.” After having two children, and more than a decade of dating, the pair married in 2017.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher (16 Years)
No list of older women with younger men would be complete without the addition of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Moore, who helped popularize the term “cougar,” is one of the best-known examples of a May-December romance. The Striptease star met her younger man in 2003, and the two made their first debut as a couple at the premiere of Moore’s film, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
Two years later, the couple exchanged vows. While their relationship may have inspired other women to date outside their usual age range, the couple sadly called it quits in 2013. Today, Kutcher is married to former co-star Mila Kunis, with whom he shares two children.
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (23 years)
This May-December couple met on the set of Sam’s 2009 film, Nowhere Boy. Despite the large difference in age, the two fell deeply in love and were engaged a year later. In 2012, the couple married after becoming parents to their first child.
The 50 Shades of Grey director doesn’t let criticism of her and her husband’s age bother her. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she explained, “People like to talk about it. I’m like, ‘Yeah, but it works better than my last marriage.’ It’s lasted longer than a lot of my friends’ marriages.”
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer (8 years)
Jennifer Aniston has dated some of the most famous men in Hollywood. One of her most talked-about relationships was with singer John Mayer. Mayer met the Friends actress at an Oscar after-party. The two seemed to click, and dated from 2008 to 2009.
Mayer, who’s no stranger to making controversial statements, commented on their breakup to Rolling Stone magazine. In an interview, he hinted that the actress was too old for him and that she was “still hoping it goes back to 1998” due to her unwillingness to embrace technology.
Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon (7 years)
As one of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel has had her fair share of controversial moments. Unlike her stint on the reality show, her relationship with Paul Bernon has been surprisingly drama-free.
The Skinnygirl founder met the film producer on a dating app in 2018, and Frankel said, “I feel just balanced and healthy.” Although the couple briefly split in late 2020, by the beginning of 2021, they were photographed together. In March 2021, Frankel announced their engagement, telling Extra, “I’m very excited, and it’s really wonderful.”
Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel (13 years)
The German supermodel began dating Vito Schnabel shortly after her divorce from singer Seal in 2014. Schnabel, an art curator and dealer, has been linked to other Hollywood “cougars” like Demi Moore and model Elle MacPherson.
Despite the more than 10-year difference between them, Schnabel and Klum dated for three years before ending their relationship. While Schnabel continues to be linked with some of the most famous women in Hollywood, Klum has found love once again in an even younger man, husband Tom Kaulitz.
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich (9 years)
It seems that in the case of Julianne Moore, the couple that works together stays together. The actress met her director husband on the set of his first movie, The Myth of Fingerprints, in 1996. Since then, Moore has starred in several of her husband’s films.
The pair have been married since 2003, and have two children. When asked on The Drew Barrymore Show if she had any relationship advice considering she’s been married for 25 years, Moore told the audience that “I think that you both have to really want to be married.”
Joan Collins and Percy Gibson (32 years)
It seems that the fifth time’s the charm for Dame Joan Collins. The Hollywood royal and beloved philanthropist has been married five times, with her fifth and current husband being Percy Gibson. In 2002, the two exchanged vows at Claridge’s Hotel in London.
The couple, who have more than 30 years between them, have simply taken their significant age difference in stride. When asked on Good Morning Britain, if Collins would have met Gibson while in her 30s, the actress laughed, “He wasn’t born!”
Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Bricklin (31 Years)
Dating a younger man is nothing new for actress Susan Sarandon. Sarandon was married to Tim Robbins, 12 years her junior. Despite her dating history of younger men, jaws still dropped when it was revealed that her next boyfriend was 31 years younger.
Sarandon met Bricklin on a road trip to Chile, and the two soon became inseparable. Unfortunately, after five years of dating, the two called it quits. Bricklin has since been linked to Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso, 26 years his senior.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble (25 Years)
While the love lives of her children are typically featured on the front pages of tabloids, Kris Jenner’s latest relationship with Corey Gamble has also had people talking. Gamble is the same age as Jenner’s daughter, reality star and mogul Kim Kardashian.
Gamble and Jenner began dating after her divorce from Caitlyn Jenner in late 2014. The two met in Ibiza, at designer Riccardo Tisci’s 40th birthday party. The relationship moved from Spain to the West Coast, and Gamble has played an important role in Jenner’s life.
Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka (13 Years)
While Mariah Carey has no problem hitting the high notes in music, the singer has often sung the blues when it comes to her dating life. In late 2016, however, Carey found love in choreographer Bryan Tanaka. Tanaka and Carey first met in 2006, when he joined the superstar on her Adventures of Mimi tour.
Years later, their relationship moved from professional to romantic. In 2016, Tanaka appeared in her E! Reality show, Mariah’s World, and on the singer’s social media. Despite taking a brief break in 2017, the two appear stronger and closer than ever.
Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden (13 Years)
Taraji P. Henson may be best known for her scene-stealing role on Empire, but the actress is far more discreet when it comes to her personal life. The actress began dating former NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden in 2015, but didn’t confirm the news until December 2017.
That year, she excitedly told Essence’s podcast — Yes, Girl — “I’m happy in my personal life. Finally, it has happened to me!” By May of 2018, the pair were engaged and making appearances on the red carpet. Unfortunately, the two decided to go their separate ways in 2020.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson (7 Years)
Like many of her family members, Khloé Kardashian’s love life has been anything but drama-free. The reality star has been in an on-and-off relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Tristan Thompson since 2016.
By 2018, incriminating photos of Thompson and other women had emerged, while Kardashian was pregnant with his child. After taking a break, the two reconciled in 2020. While fans have trouble keeping up with this Kardashian’s love life, many people think the couple is here to stay.
Madonna and Jesus Luz (28 years)
Madonna’s relationship with Brazilian model Jesus Luz solidified her status as the ultimate Hollywood “cougar.” In 2008, while on a shoot for W magazine, the pop icon met Luz. Despite being close to three decades younger than her, Madonna and Luz instantly clicked.
The pop star, no stranger to romancing younger men, once said, “Younger people are more adventurous. Have you met many guys my age? They’re usually grumpy and fat and balding.” Unfortunately, by early 2010, the controversial couple broke up.
Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp (18 years)
Tilda Swinton is known for taking on fascinating roles, her latest relationship is no different. The Oscar-winning actress has been romantically involved with German visual artist Sandro Kopp since 2004. Kopp, who is 18 years younger than the actress, actually met while she was still living with her ex-husband, playwright John Byrne.
The two met while filming The Chronicles of Narnia in 2004, where she played the White Witch and he played a centaur. While some may find her relationship unconventional, the enigmatic actress believes it to be “quite boring, really.”
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker (7 Years)
One of the most talked-about relationships in the 2000s was the relationship between Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and NBA star Tony Parker. The two exchanged vows in an elaborate and star-studded wedding in Paris in 2007.
Sadly, in 2010, the two divorced citing “irreconcilable differences” while rumors of Parker’s infidelity swirled. In an interview with Piers Morgan, the actress lamented, “I had such an identity in being Mrs. Parker and when that’s taken away from you, it’s hard.” In 2016, Longoria remarried Mexican businessman José Antonio Bastón.
Allison Janney and Phillip Joncas (20 Years)
In 2015, tongues wagged when actress Allison Janney walked the red carpet with her significantly younger boyfriend, Philip Joncas. Joncas and Janney had actually met two years earlier while working on the film, The Way, Way Back.
Joncas, a production designer, and the actress began dating shortly after the shooting for the film wrapped. In a 2016 interview with E! News, Janney praised Joncas’ good looks saying, “He’s pretty handsome.” Unfortunately, by 2017, the two decided to go their separate ways.
Robin Wright and Ben Foster (14 years)
In 2012, actress Robin Wright made headlines when it emerged that she was seeing actor Ben Foster. Foster, 14 years her junior, met the actress on the set of their film, Rampart. In 2014, the couple decided to get engaged.
The actress told reporters that her relationship with Foster helped her move on from her divorce from actor Sean Penn. While their engagement was eventually called off, Wright soon found love in an even younger man, French fashion businessman Clément Giraudet. Giraudet, who’s 18 years younger, married the House of Cards actress in 2018.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake (9 years)
In the early 2000s, Timberlake and Diaz became one of the most famous couples in Hollywood despite Diaz being almost a decade older than the singer.
In speaking to W magazine about their age difference, Diaz said, “It’s not like this is the first time in the history of human relationships that people were drawn to one another because of who they are, not what age they are.” While the two split in 2006, they reunited to film 2011’s Bad Teacher.
Anna Camp and Skylar Astin (5 years)
The two met on the set of the a cappella musical comedy, Pitch Perfect, and soon had fans gushing over their off-screen relationship. Camp initially hesitated dating the actor because of their age difference.
The two soon became inseparable, with the actress saying, “He’s a magical person.” In 2016, following a short engagement, the couple got married. Unfortunately, their musical relationship hit a sour note, and in 2019, the couple divorced.
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry (9 Years)
It’s no surprise that one of Hollywood’s most attractive couples would meet on the set of a fashion campaign. The Oscar-winning actress met the French-Canadian model while shooting an ad campaign for Versace.
In 2006, the two began dating, and later welcomed a daughter in 2008. Unfortunately, their relationship quickly went south and they divorced in 2010 after a particularly messy divorce. Thankfully, the once-bitter-exes seemed to have put the past behind them and are now co-parenting their daughter, Nahla.
Katie Couric and John Molner (6 Years)
Although Katie Couric is one of the most recognizable faces in American journalism, few viewers knew the secret tragedy the journalist faced behind the scenes. In 1998, Couric’s husband John Paul Monahan passed away from cancer.
More than a decade after Monahan passed, Couric found love in a new partner — financier John Molner. Molner and Couric exchanged vows in a touching ceremony in 2014. Couric said about her special man, “He’s just got this incredibly dry and wry sense of humor, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. And he’s just fun to be around.”
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne (10 Years)
A star in her native England, Cheryl Cole gained international attention in 2017 when it emerged that she and One Direction member Liam Payne had a baby. British fans were particularly shocked because almost 10 years prior, Cole and Payne had met while he auditioned on her reality show, the X-Factor.
Despite being just 14 at the time, the reality show judge told him, “I like you, I think you’re really cute.” Although the two musicians tried to make it work, in 2018, they announced their separation.
Liv Tyler and Theo Wenner (9 years)
It seems only fitting that the daughter of a rock legend would date the son of Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner. The daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler, dated photographer Theo Wenner in 2011.
Tyler met Wenner when he shot her for the 2011 Spring-Summer issue of French fashion magazine Purple Fashion. Their romance moved stateside when they were photographed out and about in New York City. These days, Tyler is engaged to soccer agent Dave Gardner with whom she has two children.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie (10 Years)
Madonna is well-known for her eclectic taste in men, but fans really thought she had finally found the one in British director Guy Ritchie. In true Hollywood fashion, the pair met at a party hosted by Sting in 1998. By 2000, the two had a son and had gotten married in a lavish ceremony in Scotland.
Unfortunately, the Snatch director and pop icon’s relationship began to show signs of trouble. In 2008, tabloids reported that Ritchie was noticeably absent at many of Madonna’s events. Later that year, the couple announced their separation.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart (18 years)
Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to dating younger men, but her relationship with dancer Casper Smart had the rumor mill running on overdrive. Smart, who was a backstage dancer on the pop star’s tour, began dating Lopez in 2011.
When Lopez was asked about her and Smart’s age difference, the pop diva told People magazine, “The truth is we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re loving this moment right now.” While the couple went their separate ways in 2016, the two remain close.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling (16 Years)
Before he captured the world’s hearts as Noah in The Notebook, Gosling was just another young actor hoping to make it big in Hollywood. In 2002, the actor starred in the thriller, Murder by Numbers, with actress Sandra Bullock.
While the movie was based on a true crime case, the press was more focused on the romance brewing between two of the film’s stars. Bullock and Gosling went public with their relationship in 2002 and were frequently photographed walking the red carpet together. Sadly, the two decided to split just one year later.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach (16 Years)
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach’s long-spanning romance began in the most surprising way — a simple ride from the airport. Bach, a music executive, had been sent to the airport to pick up the diva.
Turner gushes that she was so enamored with Bach, “My heart was beating fast, and it means that a soul has met, and my hands were shaking.” It seems that the two still share a magical connection, even 30 years later.