These Over-the-Top Romantic Gestures Confirm Celebs Make The Best Valentines

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sadly, old-school romance is pretty much a dying breed. Partly because of technology and partly because of celebrities. For example: letters turned into app browsing = technology. Flowers turned into yachts and Rolls-Royces = celebrity. Getting surprised at work turned into getting surprised with dick pics = technology. Drive-in movies turned into the entire Staples Center = you guessed it, celebrities. Thanks for setting the bar, J. Biebs.

Still, it’s nice(?) to look at some of the over-the-top things celebrities have done for each other romantically. Whether it be proposals, weddings or just dates… because, let’s be honest: #goals. We know these things probably won’t happen for us in real life, but that’s what rom-coms and friends’ killer advice are for, right?

Check out the most ridiculously extravagant romantic gestures celebs have made over the years below. Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • 1 Jay-Z surprised Beyoncé with 10,000 roses before her Super Bowl 50 halftime performance.
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    He also spent $1 million on jewels for her 24th birthday and another million on a 1959 Rolls-Royce convertible for her 25th. But who’s counting?

  • 2 Justin Bieber rented out the Staples Center for a movie date with Selena Gomez.
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    Does the old popcorn trick still work in a 20,000-seat venue? Did the Titanic feel life-like? If so, did Selena share the door raft with Biebs? I need answers.

  • 3 Khloe Kardashian bought Lamar Odom a Rolls-Royce for winning the NBA Championship in 2010.
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    It was only $400,000 and trophies are overrated.

  • 4 Johnny Depp bought Vanessa Paradis a whole vineyard in France.
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    Most couples vacation at a vineyard. Johnny bought a whole vineyard. #PiratesPaycheck

  • 5 Ben Affleck bought a whole page in Variety to list his favorite things about Jennifer Lopez.
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    “Beauty” and “true grace” were some of them. “World’s most famous booty” was already taken.

  • 6 Brad Pitt bought a $5.7 million yacht for Jennifer Aniston.
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    And when Brangelina happened, it became the Titanic.

  • 7 Robin Thicke dedicated a whole album to win back Paula Patton.
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    ICYMI: it didn’t work.

  • 8 Kanye dropped a hefty $3.3 million to propose to Kim Kardashian.
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    The diamond blinds us at 15 carats. There was a 50-piece orchestra and “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” on the scoreboard. But don’t worry, the use of AT&T Park was a gift. Thank god. And never forget the 150 Christmas presents.

  • 9 Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s wedding in India was on a tiger reserve with all sorts of magical animals.
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    Including 21 camels, elephants and horses. And I was annoyed at my friend’s destination wedding in Florida.

  • 10 Kristen Stewart made a public apology for cheating on Robert Pattinson.
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    …with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. She said: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused… This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” It worked in winning him back. Until it didn’t.

  • 11 Miley Cyrus wrote an open letter explaining why she was the reason her relationship with Liam Hemsworth didn’t work out.
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    In it, she said she still loved him deeply and apologized for her wild ways. I think he just got around to reading it, though.

  • 12 Seal proposed to Heidi Klum in an actual igloo.
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    The igloo wasn’t nearly enough, so thankfully, it had a bed with rose petals inside. Don’t cheap out on us now, S.

  • 13 Joe Dimaggio had flowers delivered to his ex-wife Marilyn Monroe’s grave twice a week for 20 years.
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    If I don’t get a single rose from bae this year, I’m gonna be fuming.

Looking for a guy who’ll treat you as well as these celebs? Take a dive into the online dating pool! Don’t worry, we’ve broken it all down for you.

Pizza is bae. And yes, I still say bae.
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