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How did we miss this iconic noughties couple?

We were too busy looking at Rachel and Ryan…

Rachel and Ryan. Mandy and Andy. Jess and Nick.

There’s a list a mile long of iconic noughties couples — the ones who, for a brief time at the beginning of the new millennium, gave us all hope that rhyming names were a sign of compatability and that The Notebook was a realistic dream.

But for some reason, it appears that we missed one very iconic couple. Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan used to date.

Just to recap, that’s Keira Knightley, Oscar-nominated actress and A-list fashion icon:

And Jamie Dornan, Hollywood heartthrob turned seductive womaniser in his latest role as Christian Grey:

The pair, who are now both married to their new partners, dated for two years from 2003 to 2005. And if you, like us, were completely unaware of this fact here’s what you need to know about the romance that could’ve been the biggest thing to happen to Hollywood since Brad and Jen…

They were a couple who reminded us that baggy jeans were a very real thing:

And that black satin (sort of) looked trendy:

And that shaved heads (for him) and cropped tanks (for her) were what the cool kids were wearing:

It’s a shame that the world just wasn’t ready for K-amie (yep, that’s what we’re calling them) when it had the chance. But at least we can reflect on our favourite noughties romances with fondness sheer and utter relief that baggy jeans are no longer a thing.

Flick through to check out some more of our favourite naughties couples… 

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