5 Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett
Julia Roberts is America’s pretty woman. While she’s not a sex kitten, there isn’t much about the woman that doesn’t appeal to men. The fact that Roberts could have almost any man she desires is what makes her relationship with country crooner Lyle Lovett beyond strange. Dubbed by the media as “beauty and the beast,” Lovett and Roberts defied all logic by seeming to be completely enthralled with each other. After a whirlwind three-week romance, she married Lovett, but their bliss lasted only a couple of years.
4 Adam Duritz and Jennifer Aniston…and Courtney Cox
While no one’s really sure how he did it, Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz snagged Jennifer Aniston for a time. Then, in an act that defied all logic, he moved on to Courtney Cox. Somewhere, beneath all that hair and ick, lurks either the funniest man alive or the most skilled in the art of love. Otherwise, both of these pairings are not only odd, they’re mystifying.
3 Cher and Tom Cruise
Cher is no stranger to younger men. She has a long and impressive history of dating youngsters, including Tom Cruise. Wait, what? Yes, Tom Cruise and Cher were an item back in the ’80s. Cher even said she was crazy about him. He is a handsome fellow, sofa dancing and mad rants aside. Wonder how many pairs of stilettos she had to give up before she called it quits?
2 Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson
Elvis fans died a little inside when his precious daughter, Lisa Marie, wed the King of Pop and Grand Master of Weird in 1994. To add to the strange pie, she married Michael Jackson only 20 days after her divorce from Danny Keough. Presley was quoted as calling Jackson a passionate lover. The two even recorded a music video together and shared a kiss at the 1994 Video Music Awards that sent viewers scrambling closer to their television screen in confusion. None of this did anything to reduce their level of odd.
1 Liza Minnelli and David Gest
Liza Minnelli and David Gest are pretty odd all by themselves, but the romantic pairing of these two celebrities had mental health professionals rewriting all the books. However, the oddness didn’t reach its peak until the two split, then all the laundry, dirty and otherwise, was aired. Soon after their lavish 2002 wedding, which included Hollywood’s most eccentric A-listers as guests, the strange duo said farewell. The fur began to fly as Gest accused Minnelli of not only beating him, but also giving him herpes. Too much information, thanks.