We reeled at the many star splits in 2010 — so now it’s time to ask: Which current hot-and-heavy Hollywood romances will go the distance, and which will go bust?
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick
This year, the pop singer and her agent beau weathered a nasty tabloid accusation that he had beaten her, and came out of the drama seeming more solid than ever. We like these two together so much, their relationship almost makes us give up our wildly irrational hope that Britney will one day get back together with Justin Timberlake. Almost.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The fairy tale royal romance finally culminated in a proposal. But with the pressures of palace life now in full force, is there a chance former commoner Kate — excuse us, Catherine — could panic and bolt? Actually, we think she has the poise and inner strength to make it through her April wedding and live happily ever after with her prince.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Since a pre-pregnancy breakup, the socialite and her baby-daddy have made a commitment to raising son Mason, 1, together — despite the blatant disapproval of her entire, huge family. With talk of an engagement conspicuously not happening, we’re thinking it’s only a matter of time before they go their separate ways.
Kim Kardashian and Nobody
The socialite recently declared that she wants to remain single the entire year she’s 30 (she hit the milestone on Oct. 21). But she seems to have an interesting definition of “single”: Whereas most of us think that means dating zero people, Kim takes it to mean juggling a couple of guys at once. Somehow, we don’t see her flying solo all the way to next fall.
Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent
The comedian and the rapper haven’t even officially announced they’re dating — though she teased fans with a Twitter pic of them in bed together. If humor is the key to a healthy relationship, though, they’ve got a serious shot at true love. And they seem to share a don’t-give-a-damn sensibility that could make them a power couple to be reckoned with.
Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene
There’s already talk that the pop singer may propose to the “Twilight” starlet — and he’s been sighted without the famous purity ring that signified chastity until marriage. But do we see them actually making it official? At 23 (her) and 21 (him), they may not be ready to settle down just yet.
Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez
The actress and the Yankees slugger have been an on-off couple for quite some time. But considering A-Rod’s record (and we’re not talking about baseball here), we’d be very surprised if 2011 didn’t see him move on to another glamorous blonde. And another, and another …
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Finally, the former “Newlywed” is set to become a bride again. But there are rumblings that her fiance is taking advantage of her lavish and high-profile lifestyle. We hope Jess’ heart won’t be broken yet again, and that the engagement won’t be broken off .. but you never know. We wish them luck!
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal
This cutie-pie couple is known for their frequenting of coffee shops in low-key locales. But do they have much in common beyond java? Since the country singer recently turned 21, Jakey can take her to clubs — but she’s said that’s not really her scene. We’re not liking those odds.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.