Couples are simply elevated based on the fact that they're in a relationship—if they even care about that at all.
Lady Gaga, the mother monster herself, is dating an up-and-coming singer.
There are constantly new couples cropping up in Tinseltown, but none has been quite so simultaneously A-list, and there certainly hasn't been a Movement like there used to be. We don't wish ill on any of these A-listers and their romantic endeavors, but it was starting to feel like an exclusive clique with no room for anyone else.What we're facing down now is the democratization of dating in Hollywood, which will hopefully give way to the democratization of Hollywood altogether.It's truly a sign of the times that a reality star's name could be uttered in the discussion of power couples. Another phenomenon that has overcome the dating scene is the (gasp!) idea that one A-lister doesn't have to date another A-lister of their same stature.Ben was in the middle of his career-high resurgence (although most would argue that, despite missteps like This golden era of power couples also gave way to the likes of Leonardo Di Caprioand Gisele Bündchen (remember them?
), Gwyneth Paltrowand Chris Martin, and Katie Holmesand Tom Cruise, among others.
Ben and Jen are deep into conscious uncoupling and coparenting, much like their counterparts-in-separation Gwyneth and Chris.
Leo's actress dating history gave way to his current penchant for Victoria's Secret models. See, the demise of the Hollywood Power Couple the way we used to know them is actually a good thing.
Reese Witherspoon, who was once married to man-of-the-hour Ryan Phillippe, is happily married to an agent.
And until their very recent breakup, Amy Schumer was ensconced with a furniture designer from Illinois.
Other A-listers still have simply chosen to date civilians.