5 Celebrities Who Dated a Member of Their Ex’s Family
The dos & don’ts of dating, apparently, don’t apply to celebrities. Not only do famous best friends constantly date the same people — and, more importantly, STAY best friends after the fact, like Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez post-Taylor Lautner — but famous family members also don’t seem to mind swimming in the same dating pool.
While you would think that it was cause all sorts of drama for one star to date (and then some) multiple people with shared DNA, that’s not how Hollywood seems to work. It’s like a cesspool of incest; an incest pool, if you will. While we sit here scratching our heads over these
effed up, TBH relationships, we’ll let you peruse five celebrities who dated a member of their ex’s family:
Gigi Hadid — 2015 was a whirlwind year for the supermodel; she went from dating Cody Simpson to Joe Jonas to Zayn Malik, with barely an time in between. While she’s still with the former One Direction hottie (for now), some people still can’t get over her breakup with Joe. Like, it was completely out of nowhere.
However, what most people don’t realize is that Joe wasn’t even the first of the Jonas Brothers she dated. At the end of 2012 to early 2013, when Gigi was barely a blip on the Hollywood radar, she reportedly dated Joe’s younger brother, Nick Jonas. The two of them even went out on a double date with Joe and his ex-girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler! Needless to say, the pictures of the four of them are awkward AF to look at now.
Cody Simpson — Speaking of Cody, he, too, went after relatives… Sort of. The year before Cody first linked up with Gigi, he was seeing the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner. We know what you’re thinking: uhh, Kylie & Gigi aren’t related. But, oh, they are — Gigi said so herself!
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained her tangled web of a relationship to best friend Kendall Jenner, “My mom married David [Foster], who was married to Linda Jenner [now, Thompson], who was Bruce Jenner‘s ex-wife [now Caitlyn Jenner].” So, essentially, they’re “related through divorced marriages.” It counts!
Justin Bieber — It’s been said that Kendall or Kylie Jenner was the reason behind one of her breakups with Justin Bieber; that’s why she unfollowed both of the sisters on Instagram so soon after being besties at Coachella.
So when rumors spread that JB was getting cozy with Kourtney Kardashian last year, the ick factor was through the roof.
Leah Felder — During one particular Brody Jenner podcast, his sister-in-law, Leah Jenner (formerly Felder), joined him. All was well and good when Leah spoke about her relationship with his brother, Brandon Jenner. She said, “We’ve known each other since we were 11 years old; I was 11 years old, he was 13. We started playing [music] in high school together. I had a boyfriend, he had a girlfriend. And then when I was single one day, he was single one day and he came up to me and he’s like, ‘I’ve been in love with you since you were 11 years old.'” Too cute.
But then Brody chimed in with this gem: “The boyfriend at the time was me. That’s what made it really awkward.” Guh.
Taylor Swift — Independence Day 2012 sparked the beginning of relationship rumors between Patrick Schwarzenegger and Taylor. They were spotted tossing sand at each other, flirting and even hugging. By that month’s end, though, details surfaced about her relationship with Patrick’s cousin, Conor Kennedy. When we think about it, we bet Taylor was spending that entire time with Conor, and Patrick just so happened to be there, but we’ll just leave this here anyway for you to ponder.
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