2008’s Juiciest Celeb Love Stories

The year 2008 AD was another barn-burner for celebrity breakups, hook ups, make-ups and hiccups. Some things were only a matter of time (Hugh Hefner’s harem heads home and George Clooney breaks Sarah Larson’s heart), some were a bit shocking (Christie Brinkley’s husband paid that girl how much to keep quiet?) and some we really should have seen coming a mile away (Oh, David Duchovny’s character on “Californication” is an aspiration, got it), but here we have chosen the top 10 celebrity-related love stories of 2008.10) Please finalize your divorce already! There has always been some feeling that Heather Mills was a loose cannon. She proved that with her performance during her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney. Rumor has it that this marathon divorce prompted Parliament to enact prenup laws.

9) “Me and Mariah go back like babies with a pacifier.” Mariah Carey, once married to record exec Tommy Mottola and allegedly burned by a relationship with Eminem, goes for a younger man. While their 10-year age gap (hubby Nick Cannon is 28, she’s 38) may not put her in “according to Hoyle” cougar range, it’s close. She also seems to have reversed course on her desire to not have children.

8) The Raffaello Follieri Incident. Anne Hathaway had a banner year; she starred in her first big budget action comedy (“Get Smart”), garnered critical acclaim (“Rachel Getting Married”) and became the face of Lancôme. She also dated the Italian Zach Braff (Raffaello Follieri) who was arrested for grand acts of fraud. She probably got to ask FBI agents if her Agent 99 was convincing.

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