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

  • BREAKUP: PENELOPE & TOMHOOKUP: PENELOPE & MATTHEW photo | Penelope Cruz

Credit: Ian West /PA/ABACA; Retna

Updated: Tuesday Dec 21, 2004 | 06:00 AM EST

BREAKUP: PENELOPE & TOM
HOOKUP: PENELOPE & MATTHEW

She called him "a very special man"; he nicknamed her Lupe. But after three years together, Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz's relationship couldn't withstand their separate lives as movie stars, and the pair made their split public on March 25. Since then, Cruz has been spending time with her Sahara costar Matthew McConaughey. The Spanish actress even camped out with McConaughey near his Uvalde, Texas, hometown this summer.