From Taylor and Tom to Drake and Rihanna: 12 Hottest Celebrity Summer Flings
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Swift started dating Hiddleston shortly after her breakup from Calvin Harris in June 2016. During their highly publicized — and scrutinized — relationship, the two were seen jet-setting around the world together and even meeting each other’s family and friends. But while their relationship certainly appeared hot and heavy, they called it quits that September.
Bella Thorne and Scott Disick
The unlikely duo were first seen in May stepping out for a dinner date in Los Angeles and later getting cozy in a luxury private villa at the Cannes Film Festival. And while Thorne said she wasn’t a fan of Disick’s excessive partying, less than two weeks later they once again sparked romance rumors when they reunited for a night out in L.A.
Drake and Rihanna
It’s no secret Drake has had a longtime crush on Rihanna — in fact, he told the entire world he was “in love” with her during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Though the two have sparked romance rumors on and off since 2009, the pair seemed to be going strong from June to October 2016. During that time, they were seen sharing a kiss onstage, reportedly got matching tattoos, and showed their affection for each other on social media.
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez
Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding
Were they or weren’t they? That seems to be the question when it comes to Sheeran and Goulding’s romantic history — and even the two singers can’t seem to agree! Sheeran confirmed the two had a short-lived romance after they were caught holding hands at the 2013 MTV VMAs in August. However, after rumors began swirling that Goulding’s song “On My Mind” was inspired by the British singer, she claimed the two never dated.
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana
Kardashian began dating Montana following her divorce from Lamar Odom. The pair spent the summer of 2014 in the Hamptons (where they filmed a spin-off of the Keeping Up series) before calling it quits in September. Montana has since remained close with Kardashian and the rest of the family.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively
Lively and DiCaprio's brief romance kicked off at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011 when they were spotted together hugging on a yacht on the French Riviera. The pair also clocked time together at a zoo in Sydney, Australia, on bikes in New York City, and on vacation in Italy before calling it quits in October 2011.
Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie
Bieber and Richie were not shy about sharing their month-long relationship on social media in August and September 2016. But their romance caused issues among Bieber’s fans, eventually leading him to delete his Instagram account for an extended period of time.
Kylie Jenner and PartyNextDoor
During one of her many breakups from her erstwhile longtime boyfriend Tyga, Jenner dated rapper PartyNextDoor from May to June 2016. The two documented their time together on social media, and Jenner even starred in one of his music videos. But after just two months with PartyNextDoor, Jenner once again returned to Tyga.
Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco
Cuoco and Cavill had a whirlwind 10-day fling that was highly documented by paparazzi in early July 2013, and the pair were often spotted out together holding hands.
Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy
Swift and the Kennedy scion — he's the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Richardson, and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — dated from July to October 2015. Their summer together was full of PDA-packed outings in Rhode Island. Swift even purchased a home in Hyannis Port in a house-flip deal and made nearly $1 million in the process.
Lea Michele and Robert Buckley
Michele and Buckley dated from May to July 2016 after meeting through mutual friends and went on to play love interests in the show Dimension 404.