Selena-Justin-Hailey to Deepika-Ranbir-Katrina: Celebrity love triangles that made headlines

Love triangles make for great movie plots, and as it turns out, some real-life entanglements make for some great songs and entertaining tabloid columns. With the ongoing Selena Gomez vs Hailey Bieber drama, we take a look back at other such celebrity love triangles that hit the headlines.

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

The long-running feud between Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber was back to making headlines just months after the two hugged it out at an event. Fans dug up videos alleging that Hailey was bullying Selena online, which resulted in the latter taking a break from social media. The beef between the two celebrities dates back to 2018 when Hailey got engaged to Justin Bieber just months after he ended his relationship with Gomez, whom he dated on and off for eight years. The toxicity of the love triangle, however, didn’t end with JB and Hailey getting married. Fans of the stars often resort to fan wars and viciously trolling the other.


Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were B-town’s power couple for years until Katrina Kaif came into the picture. Rumours of Kapoor cheating on DP with Kat soon took over the headlines which lead to one of the most bitter breakups in tinsel town. After years of taking digs at her ex, DP and RK finally made their peace with the actress going on to date and later marry Ranveer Singh, Ranbir, on the other hand, dated Kat for around 6 years. Katrina went on to find love again in the arms of actor Vicky Kaushal and is now rumoured to be starring in a spy film opposite Deepika.

Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter

If you’ve heard Olivia Rodrigo’s global smash hit single ‘Driver’s License’, it would interest you to know that it was about her own alleged love triangle. The tabloids tell us that the heartbreak song was referencing the singer’s break up from her ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ co-star Joshua Bassett. At the time of the song’s release, Joshua was linked to Sabrina Carpenter, who matched the girl in Rodrigo’s lyrics. Interestingly, both Sabrina and Joashua released their own musical interpretations of the romance, but only Rodrigo struck Grammy gold at the awards season.

Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

Long before Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna became one of B-town’s power couples, the hunk was in a relationship with another beauty – Shilpa Shetty. The two met on the sets of ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ and began dating. However, sparks flew when Akki crossed paths with Twinkle, leading him to end his romance with Shilpa. Years later, the three reunited for a business venture and rekindled their friendship.

Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles

Olivia Wilde made jaws drop when she announced the end of her romance with her partner for over a decade Jason Sudeikis and soon began dating a much younger hunk – Harry Styles. Rumour has it that sparks flew between the musician and Wilde on the sets of her film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’. While the two enjoyed a highly publicised romance, they ended their romance in just two years.
Meanwhile, Wilde is currently in the middle of a custody battle with Sudeikis.