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What we're facing down now is the democratization of dating in Hollywood, which will hopefully give way to the democratization of Hollywood altogether.
In the old days, power couples looked pretty much exactly the same: They were actors and actresses, they were white, and, well, that's all you have to know. Fans want (and deserve) to look at romance on the biggest stage and at least see a little bit of themselves.
But it also shined a light on an issue that's been slowly coming to the surface: Was Brangelina the last true Power Couple?
Now there will always be powerful couples in Hollywood.
Ben Affleckand Jennifer Garner gave the world the same feels—whether they were canoodling at a Red Sox game or attending the Golden Globes, the world was enamored.
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?
Success attracts success, beauty attracts beauty and money attracts money. But anyone with a slight inclination toward nostalgia will recall an era in which the biggest A-listers dated the biggest A-listers, creating a hybrid of influence that was truly unmatched. They were, arguably, Hollywood's most beautiful couple, and were definitely the one that garnered the most attention.
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.Hollywood loves a fad, so it remains to be seen whether this pattern will continue or if A-listers will slowly gravitate back towards each other like in the old days.It made for seamless A-lister stalking, because all of the biggest and brightest were, basically living together. Slowly, those couples and their collective power status began to erode.(That is of course to say nothing of their individual star power).