Star Hookups & Breakups 2004

Kiss the year goodbye with a look at the highs (Ben and Jen ... Garner) and lows (Britney's 55-hour first marriage) in celebrity love. By Serena Kappes


July 22 brought the end of Paris Hilton's drama-filled seven-month relationship with former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter (left). After meeting through her bodyguard, the couple partied together and even got tattooed together (he has since covered up the "Paris" on his wrist). Though the hotel heiress hasn't settled down seriously since, she has been spotted with her Pledge This costar Simon Rex (center, in October) and her model ex-boyfriend Jason Shaw (right, in August).