THEY say reputation is everything, and while some stars go for a flawless public image, others have more wild, party-loving characters.
The two may look like chalk and cheese, but sometimes they clash, surprising fans when they strike up a romance.
In terms of good girls who dated “bad boys,” Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to crack for grungy, tattooed comedian Pete Davidson.
But it’s not always the women who opt for guys with a more colorful reputation.
Here we take a look at the male stars who have earned a fortune from their flawless images and the fiery women who have won their hearts …
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
Miley, 29, rose to fame as the teenage star with bright eyes and a bushy tail of Disney’s Hannah Montana and met Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, 31, on the set of The Last Song in 2009.
After an intermittent romance, the couple tied the knot in December 2018, but separated eight months later.
While Liam remained relatively low-key, Miley forged a distinctive wild-kid image for herself (who can forget that twerk performance with Robin Thicke?).
From her nude video for the hit song Wrecking ball to lighting a joint on stage at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, Miley has raised eyebrows in many.
And at times, her outrageous behavior seemed to cause tension between the couple.
When Miley pretended to lick Liam on the red carpet, he allegedly asked her, “Could you behave for once?”
Speaking about their split, Miley told the Howard Stern Show, “There was too much conflict.
“When I come home I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t like drama or fighting. I really love him and I loved him very, very, very much and still love him, I will always love him. “
Liam is now dating model Gabrielle Brooks. A source told Entertainment Tonight that she shares her “traditional values” and that they have an “easy going” relationship.
Christian and Geri Horner
Very few expected the romance between Red Bull F1 racing team boss Christian Horner, 48, and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, 49.
Before rising to fame as Ginger Spice, Geri worked as a nightclub dancer and posed for a series of glamorous and racy shots, appearing as a model in 1990.
One of her most memorable moments was when she pinched Prince Charles’ buttocks in 1997 at a royal gala.
That same year, her breasts almost came out of her tight ball gown on the British stage.
Meanwhile, the privately trained Christian was a professional racing driver before retiring at the age of 25, when he began working behind the scenes.
Since marrying Christian, Geri has been nicknamed the ‘Lady of the Manor’ thanks to their two sumptuous country houses in Oxfordshire – which has its own farm – and Hertfordshire.
James Middleton and Donna Air
She dated the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, James Middleton, now 34, but years before, Donna Air, now 42, was one of the original “ladettes” of the 90s.
The Newcastle-born actress first hit our screens at the age of 10, starring in the children’s television series Byker Grove, before landing leading roles on shows such as The Big Breakfast and TFI. Friday.
She frequently posed for magazine photoshoots of sexy boys in lingerie and was a regular on the party scene with the Primrose Hill ensemble.
She also always had a very good relationship and was friends with Princess Eugenie and Beatrice.
She catapulted herself into even higher social circles when she met Kate’s brother at a private club in 2013, and the couple dated for four years.
In 2020, Donna said their relationship ended because “the timing was not right.” He is now married to Alizée Thevenet, while Donna is said to be single.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Before reuniting with his now ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was half of Hollywood’s golden couple, married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.
And while he had played on the pitch before, being linked to people like Thandie Newton and Gwyneth Paltrow, he generally kept his privacy pretty private.
Angelina’s past, however, was much more colorful.
At 20, the actress claimed that she had used “just about every drug possible”, including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and heroin.
The star also caused a sensation on the red carpet at the Oscars in 2000, kissing her brother on the lips.
When she married her first husband Jonny Lee Miller, she wore black rubber pants and a white t-shirt on which she had scrawled the groom’s name in her blood.
While married to second husband Billy Bob Thornton, she got a dragon tattoo with her name and the couple wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks.
Katie Price and Gareth Gates
In perhaps one of the most surprising love matches, baby-faced singer Gareth Gates lost his virginity to Katie Price – who was pregnant with son Harvey – when he was just 17. .
While relatively new to fame in 2002, known to Pop Idol for his angelic voice and white suits, Pricey – aka Jordan – lived up to his, known for his skimpy outfits and high-profile romances.
In 2016, Gareth, now 37, shared some new stories! Magazine: “Soon after, I decided to take a break from the industry.
“That wasn’t the reason I wanted to be a pop star. There are stars out there for the wrong reason. I want to be recognized for my talent.”
In her book Harvey and Me, Katie, 43, claimed to have “launched Gareth Gates’ career” by taking her virginity.
She wrote: “He denied losing his virginity to me at first, but once he finally admitted it wasn’t that when his career started? in itself, quickly move on to something else … “
Kate Moss and Nikolai von Bismarck
Installed with photographer Count Nikolai von Bismarck, 35, recently sober model Kate Moss is worlds away from her wild partying days.
In her heyday, the 47-year-old was famous for partying, rarely seen without a cigarette in her hand, and dated Johnny Depp and drug addict rocker Pete Doherty.
In the 2014 book Champagne Supernovas, journalist Maureen Callahan writes: “In one sitting, [Kate] could snort three grams of coke and drink a bottle of vodka, which doctors said was the best alcohol to preserve her appearance: she put the stuff away so hard and fast that her nickname was ‘The Tank’. “
But the living model is now “committed” to Nikolai, even wearing a vintage emerald and diamond ring he gave her.
While some of these couples are valid, it seems opposites can attract – but that may not always be the case. work for the long term.