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From Kurt and Courtney to Justin and Selena, 30 musician duos who got together – for better and for worse

Deadmau5 and Kat Von D

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Deadmau5 and Kat Von D pose backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 22nd, 2012.

Regine Chassagne and Win Butler

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Regine Chassagne and Win Butler

Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne and Win Butler co-founded Arcade Fire in 2003, the same year the couple got married. The marriage and band both seem to be going extremely well, but fans can't help but worry about might happen to Arcade Fire should Regine and Win ever break up. Sonny and Cher tried to keep working together after their split, but the chemistry was gone. Let's all hope that Regine and Win break the curse of the celebrity romance, and have a long and fruitful marriage. 

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

Fall Out Boy's army of fans winced in horror when the news hit that Pete Wentz was dating Ashlee Simpson. To them, she was the lip-syncing little sister of Jessica Simpson and lacked any musical credibility whatsoever. Wentz brushed aside their outrage and married her, and in 2008 she gave birth to their unfortunately named son Bronx Mowgli Wentz. To the surprise of nobody, they divorced in 2011. 

Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon

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Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon

Sean Lennon apparently finds that he has much in common with the children of famous rock stars – he had a long, tumultuous relationship with Bijou Phillips and also dated Elizabeth Jagger. His current girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl doesn't have a famous rock star dad, but she is absolutely beautiful. The two of them formed the folk music duo the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger in 2008. 

Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean

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Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean

Lots of celebrity relationships go bad – but this one really, really, really turned to shit. It also broke up one of the most promising hip-hop groups of all time. Wyclef Jean dated Lauryn Hill all through the early days of the Fugees, but by 1996 Lauryn had met Bob Marley's son Rohan Marley. They had five children together, but she said that Marley isn't the father of her sixth child. The Fugees reformed for a new single and European tour in 2004, but old tensions soon returned and they split for good. In 2007, Jean spoke to Rolling Stone about Lauryn. "I feel sorry for her," he said. "I think she needs psychiatric help . . . She wasn't always like this – but if someone has the ego and you keep feeding the ego, it's going to turn monstrous."

Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore

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Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore

Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore both released their first album around the turn of the millennium. Mandy was a second-rate Britney Spears knock-off, while Ryan's debut Heartbreaker was an alt-country masterpiece. It was nearly impossible to imagine the two of them ever meeting, let alone getting married – but in 2009 they tied the knot, and seem very happy together.

katy perry and russell brand

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are both huge, bawdy personalities that have little regard for societal norms, so it's no surprise that it was love at first sight when they met at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. The couple married in India in 2010 but unfortunately split up in January 2012.

Kim Schifino and Matt Johnson

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Kim Schifino and Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson met Kim Schifino at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute in 2004. Despite their height difference, the couple began dating, and in 2005 formed the dance punk duo Matt & Kim. They have slowly gained a mainstream following, and their 2010 LP Sidewalks reached the top 30. They spent the summer on the road with Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance.