It’s not unlikely for us commoners to ship the characters we see onscreen. And likewise, it’s not rare of us to hope the celebrities playing them will get together in real life too. You see, apart from their chemistry that makes our heart eyes pop out in reel life, if these people show affectionate behavior toward each other in tours, promotional interviews or red carpets, we can’t help but hope.

Yeah, yeah, we know that celebs grow to be friends after working together several times. But shipping is fun for many and let’s admit it, it’s more like a natural process. Wondering which celeb couples are being shipped big time this year? Here’s a list:

1 – Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan

The Creed II star might have said, “I love her to death,” but there’s not much more than friendship between him and Lupita Nyong’o. The Black Panther actors started getting shipped together by fans after they showed a connection between them at press tours and social media.

Their trolling, affection, and posts for one another made the audience feel there was something definitely more between them. The wishes of their fans reached their ears too but when Michael was asked if he and his co-star in the Oscar nominated movie were dating, he didn’t give a solid answer. The 32-year-old said, “Beautiful girl, very talented. People write their own narratives — I don’t have any control over that.”

Michael insisted that him giving an answer wouldn’t matter as people would continue thinking what they wanted to. We can’t help but hope that he wasn’t just teasing his following by not outright denying their relationship.

2 – Shawn Mendes and Selena Gomez

Ever since the In My Blood singer’s ex, Hailey Baldwin, tied the knot with Justin Bieber who happens to be Selena Gomez’s on-again, off-again ex, people can’t stop shipping Shawn and Selena together. Oh, and there’s more to this ship than just friendly fan-fueled revenge.

In fact, only a few days back Shawn Mendes said that his favorite TV show growing up was Wizards of the Waverly Place in a fan question and answer session. He also told fans not to tell Selena Gomez about this admission. This, of course, caused the spark to light brighter, but Selena Gomez hasn’t responded to the cute address yet. The pair have no history of being together though their names have been linked together as part of rumors.

Moreover, Shawn and Selena’s ex, Justin Bieber, has also been in a friendly feud for some time now as the Baby singer didn’t miss a chance to throw a jab at Shawn Mendes when he was called Canada’s Prince of Pop.

3 – Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio

The OG ship, fans have wanted Kate and Leo to get together even since they saw their burning onscreen chemistry in Titanic. And honestly, the two have never gotten together and are still hoped by fans to do so one day.

They are friends though, and very aware that people ship them. Back in 2017, Kate clarified that these two just don’t like one another like that. She said, “We were both very young and luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other.” The actress further added, “I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry. We really never did. So, it did mean that we were able to tease each other, which we still do, which is really amazing.”

However, these two are friends and have had many memes made out of their pictures. In fact, some people even believe that Kate has a deep love for Leo and that this so-called love is evident in the way she looks at it. Sorry though, peeps, no love blooming here.

4 – Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

These two have not just worked together in the Marvel movies but they have also done a bunch of movies together before entering the MCU. Apart from the other films in which they have played love interests, it doesn’t help that Johansson’s character Black Widow keeps flirting with Captain America onscreen.

Even the interviews of these actors are a delight to watch because of their friendly relationship. But this doesn’t mean that they’re together, or ever have been, despite fans’ hopes. In fact, these two have gone so far so as to refer to each other as brother and sister. Evans once said about Johansson, “She is a beautiful lady. I love that girl, man. She’s like my sister. She’s just one of the smartest people I know.”

Meanwhile on the red carpet once, Johansson said about Evans, “He’s like the bigger, yet somehow younger, a little bit annoying but always charming brother.”

5 – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Ever since the release of the movie A Star Is Born Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s names have been part of headlines together. It doesn’t help that shortly after their alleged affair that bloomed while filming said movie, both separated from their partners.

First, their chemistry in the movie made people gasp. Second, their onstage performance had social media spotting love. Even though Gaga said that they appeared to be in love onstage because that’s what they wanted the audience to see, people weren’t convinced. Then Gaga and Christian Carino broke up and now, Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are also history. And even though the former couple doesn’t blame Bradley and Gaga’s chemistry, some sources say it was the cause.

Talking about the Hangover star, Lady Gaga said, “I just love him so much and he is such a dear friend of mine and I am just so proud to be here tonight.” It’s really not known where these two are dating or have ever. Guess we won’t know.

6 – Noah Centineo and Lana Condor

Perhaps these two only emitted couple vibes to promote their movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but they have one to many times made the audience think that it’s more than just pretense between them. For instance, when Noah and Lana had a cuddly picture taken on set by a crew member while they were napping.

And then Lana also once said, “I have a huge crush on him. I like to think he has a crush on me but whatever.” Meanwhile Noah said that she was the “love of his life.” However, though a lot of attention was on these two last year when their Netflix romcom came out, Lana has always had a boyfriend. She’s dating Anthony De La Torre off-screen who must have a heart of gold and the strength of a soldier for his ability to bear all the people who ship his girlfriend with her co-star.

So, while this ship is famous among fans, it’s obvious that it is not going to sail. Instead, it’s going to stand still and occasionally tease.

7 – Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

Here’s yet another couple that people really want to get together. More like get back together. Kourt and Scott have dated in the past and that too for a long enough time to have three children. But these two went their separate ways a few years ago and people still crave for them to be close again.

Both of the reality TV show stars who’s entire love journey was shown on Keeping Up with the Kardashians have moved on. Scott Disick is currently dating a much younger than him model, Sofia Richie. And Kourtney keeps dating new guys every few months. While her name is not connected to anyone’s as for right now, she’s been with Younes Bendjima and Luka Sabbot. Yet, even their show shows that Scott and Kourt are both “soulmates.”

The couple is shipped even by Kourtney’s mother, Kris Jenner. The couple had a hard time splitting. It happened due to Scott’s addiction issues and some cheating scandals. Unlike the other couples in this list, there’s some hope for these two to get together.

With this couple, we’re packing up our list of celeb pairs who aren’t dating but fans ooh so wish they were! Which of these are your favorite? And which other celeb couples do you ship? Let’s talk in the comments!