Celebrity Engagements You Totally Forgot About

Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette, anyone?

In Hollywood, marriage isn’t exactly a big deal. Through logic, then, we can infer engagements are about as casual as jeans on Friday. If your favorite A-lister hasn’t been hitched yet, he or she has at least experienced the engaged life, no matter how brief. (Well, most stars, anyway.)

And it’s not that surprising when these engagements fall through because, well, celebrities are so flaky. Some called off the “I dos” for dramatic reasons and others–eh!–weren’t feeling it anymore. When it’s not meant to be, you just know, am I right?

We bet you forgot these 10 (former) celebrity couples came close to tying the knot. (Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette, anyone?! That was a thing that actually happened.) Take a trip down memory lane with us, and remember to put a ring on it if you like it.

  • 1 Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette
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    Got engaged: June 2004

    Broke it off: February 2007

  • 2 Brenda Song and Trace Cyrus
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    Got engaged: October 2011

    Broke it off: June 2012 (But the couple got back together in January 2013, only to break up again in March 2014.)

  • 3 Katie Holmes and Chris Klein
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    Got engaged: Late 2003

    Broke it off: Early 2005

  • 4 Tara Reid and Carson Daly
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    Got engaged: October 2000

    Broke it off: June 2001

  • 5 Kanye West and Alexis Phifer
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    Got engaged: August 2006

    Broke it off: February 2008

  • 6 Britney Spears and Jason Trawick
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    Got engaged: December 2011

    Broke it off: January 2013

  • 7 Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky
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    Got engaged: 2005

    Broke it off: November 2010

  • 8 Kat Von D and DeadMau5
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    Got engaged: December 2012

    Broke it off: June 2013

  • 9 Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland
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    Got engaged: August 1990

    Broke it off: June 1991

  • 10 Nick Cannon and Selita Ebanks
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    Got engaged: May 2007

    Broke it off: October 2007