25. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher
Rumours were rife upon the release of the original Star Wars film and its two sequels that Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher had enjoyed a secret romance. To some, it seemed that Han Solo and Princess Leia’s chemistry wasn’t just consigned to a galaxy far, far away. But it wasn’t until the release of the late Carrie Fisher’s 2016 book The Princess Diarist that the truth finally emerged.
Fisher revealed that she and Ford, who was 14 years older than her and married with two children at the time, did have a brief dalliance. Fisher confirmed that the pair engaged in a three-month relationship, which they managed to keep a secret for many years. Clearly Ford wasn’t as much of a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder as we thought!
24. Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg
Ted Danson first met actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg on The Arsenio Hall Show in late 1988. At the time, he described her as “a sexy, funny woman” and the two continued to get closer over the years. The duo later worked together on the 1993 comedy Made in America and eventually became an item around this time.
Things weren’t that simple, however, as Danson was already married to someone else when he began his relationship with Goldberg. The affair ultimately contributed to Danson and his wife Cassandra Coates going their separate ways. The divorce became known as one of the costliest in Hollywood history, reportedly costing Danson $30 million.