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Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff, and more celebrity couples we wish would get back together

The year 2000 called: It wants its gossip back.

Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter are making headlines-- yes, you read that right-- because the teen heartthrob of yesteryear has proclaimed his undying love for his former squeeze.

As Lizzie McGuire would say, this is what dreams are made of.

In a well-timed tweet, soon after Duff split from hockey player husband (and father of her almost-2-year-old son) Mike Comrie, Carter posted a present-day photo of her and wrote "Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever..Like me..."

Fans immediately went crazy, and who can blame them? This out-of-the-blue throwback transports us to a magical time when hair crimping was socially acceptable and pop stars were so wholesome and sweet they actually sang about candy.

"I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her," Carter continued. "I don't care what ANY of you think."

Duff has not responded via social media, so there's no telling if this reunion has a shot, but that got us thinking... what other celebrity couples did we never quite get over?

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Let's be honest, you knew you'd find these
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Let's be honest, you knew you'd find these two here. From young love in the Mickey Mouse Club to super-stardom as pop music's royal couple, they had it all-- matching denim outfits included. Need we say more? The world would be a whole lot different if Brit and JT were still an item. Sigh.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

She didn't know the difference between tuna and
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She didn't know the difference between tuna and chicken, and he loved her anyway. And they were just sooo pretty. At least we'll always have "Newlyweds."

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

These two gave us hope that love as
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These two gave us hope that love as seen in "The Notebook" existed in real life... and then they stomped on our hearts and took it all away. Pass the tissues, please.

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson

Geeky guy lands the popular girl... this
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Geeky guy lands the popular girl... this "O.C." connection was the dream romance of teenagers everywhere-- on and off screen. That's why we'll always hold a special place in our hearts for Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Seriously, what would you give to hear them
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Seriously, what would you give to hear them sing "Start of Something New" together just one more time?

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

Oh, you watched
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Oh, you watched "Gossip Girl" and didn't want Serena and Dan to beat the odds in real life? What does it feel like to have no soul?

Lauren Conrad and Brody Jenner

This match made in
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This match made in "The Hills" heaven only lasted for a hot second, but hey, we can dream.

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

OK fine, we're just thankful these two had
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OK fine, we're just thankful these two had the chance to reproduce.

Jennifer Lopez and P. Diddy

She was Jenny from the Block, he was
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She was Jenny from the Block, he was Puff Daddy... and all was right with the world.

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal

Because looking at photos of Jake putting Reese
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Because looking at photos of Jake putting Reese in a bear hug was almost as cathartic as watching videos of golden retriever puppies cuddling on YouTube.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Before Brangelina and their six kids, there was
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Before Brangelina and their six kids, there was just Brad and Jen, Hollywood's golden couple. Ah, simpler times.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Ashton who? We know he's re-married, but we
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Ashton who? We know he's re-married, but we wish Demi could give Bruce another shot. He's been such a good sport through it all.

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley

Yes, the
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Yes, the "Piano Man" has had three wives, but no one was like Christie. They've stayed friendly over the years, so you never know...

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