By now, you've probably heard that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are hanging out again—an impressive 17 years after their much-hyped relationship first ended. While I don't feel inclined to share the blurry paparazzi photos, I know our readers have Bennifer on the brain, as evidenced by the fact that over 58,000 of you liked our Instagram gallery of Affleck and Lopez's best outfits from the 2000s.
If Affleck and Lopez can get back together after almost two decades, what's stopping Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from following suit? Oh, right—they're both married with kids. Darn. But that doesn't mean I can't reminisce about all the iconic celebrity relationships of the 2000s, arguably the heyday of the Hollywood power couple. Scroll down for a walk down memory lane and to shop '00s trends that still look cool today.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson's entire outfit would look right at home in 2021, over two decades after this photo was taken. Who cares if they're not together anymore—this look had sartorial longevity.
Every fan of The Notebook wanted co-stars Gosling and Rachel McAdams to last, but alas, their IRL relationship didn't make it past 2007. Here, McAdams wears a corset with jeans—a combo that's still cool in 2021.