The 3 Coolest Couples Between 1972 – 1974

Who was the coolest couple of the year? Who did you look at and say “wow… that looks like true love” but found yourself saying it over and over? I’m sure you would love to see these couples go on with their love, wouldn’t you?

Here’s a look back at those glamorous couples whose love felt just as real and intense as your crush from chem class. Continue down the time-tunnel of love:

1972: Carly Simon and James Taylor

Musical power couple Carly and James got married in 1972, just a year after they began dating. But Carly had her sights set on James way before they first met.

“I saw his picture on the cover of TIME magazine when I was walking home with my sister and I said, ‘I’m gonna marry that man,’” she once revealed to People.

Love comes to an end

They had two children together, but ultimately the couple filed for divorce after a decade of marriage thanks to Taylor’s infidelities and a heroin addiction… unfortunately they did not end on the best of terms.

1973: Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen

Ali and Steve started dating in 1972 and got married a year later. Despite the couple’s glamorous veneer, their relationship was secretly quite rocky.

Secret Trauma

McQueen, titled the “King of cool” at his time, was not only abusive and had constant affairs, but throughout their marriage he would not allow McGraw to work, even offering to pay her not to take roles she was offered.

“There were many times that were just wonderful, and there were many times that were just ghastly,” Ali explained to People. The couple got divorced in 1977.

1974: Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson

Anjelica and Jack began dating in the early ’70s, and their on-and-off relationship spanned the next 17 years.  While Nicholson was emotional and caring about Anjelica throughout their relationship, he was also constantly busy with flings outside their relationship.

Shocking Surprise

Anjelica wrote in her memoir that Jack was constantly unfaithful, and she finally left him when he disclosed that was expecting a child with another woman. Still, the couple was a sought-after staple in the 1970s and ’80s Hollywood scene.

This can go on up to 2018, so if you want to see who else was the hottest couple of the year, continue here