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MIAMI BEACH, FL, December 30, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The breakup of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon was a bitter ending to a decade fraught with numerous divorce and cheating scandals and sparse golden couples in Tinseltown. Over the years, there have been celebrity couples whose commitment to each other have been nothing short of inspirational: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Linda and Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. While, recently, there have been celebrity couples that have completely disappointed: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen. With the new decade a few days away, leading online dating websites Date.com (www.date.com), Matchmaker.com (www.matchmaker.com), and Amor.com (www.amor.com), polled thousands of single online daters and twitter followers, asking who they thought represented the best and worst celebrity couples of the decade.
This is one recent popularity poll that has President Obama on top, with 42% voting President Barack and Michelle Obama as the best celebrity couple of the decade. Celebrity parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship followed shortly behind with 15% of the vote, while the union of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore earned 11.5% of the vote for staying power. On the flip side, an overwhelming 50.5% of voters named the celebrity couple formerly known as Bennifer - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez - as the worst celebrity couple of the decade. Following on their heels were realities worst parents and couples, Jon and Kate Gosselin (11.5%) and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline (10%).
In a new nationwide survey of thousands of male and female online daters, we asked: Who is the best celebrity couple of the decade?
Follows are the complete results:
President Barack and Michelle Obama 42.0%
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 15.0%
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore 11.5%
Prince William and Kate Middleton 8.0%
David and Victoria Beckham 7.5%
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles 5.5%
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi 3.5%
Heidi Klum and Seal 3.0%
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow 2.5%
Howard Stern and Beth Ostrowsky 1.5%
We also asked: Who is the worst celebrity couple of the decade?
Following are the complete results:
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez 50.5%
Jon and Kate Gosselin 11.5%
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline 10.0%
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 9.5%
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton 6.0%
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards 4.5%
Guy Ritchie and Madonna 3.5%
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson 2.0%
Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon 1.5%
Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen 1.0%
About Avalanche, LLC
Avalanche operates several leading online dating websites, including Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com. Date.com launched on Valentine's Day 1997 and has become one of the world's most popular dating websites. First started as a Bulletin Board System in 1986, Matchmaker.com is the oldest online dating site. It was acquired by Avalanche in 2006 and targets those singles seeking serious relationships. Amor.com, launched in 2007, is a rapidly growing destination for Hispanic singles. Avalanche hosts more than 10 million members worldwide, with the sites adding over 100,000 members each month. Additional information is available at http://www.date.com
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