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Watch the throne: Potential Brangelina succesors


With the decade's reigning power couple no longer, what pair will rise to become the next Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?

Weekend discusses the possibilities. 

Alicia Vikander and 
Michael Fassbender

Alicia Vikander’s career has been eerily similar to Angelina’s since day one — even down to breaking out with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and taking over the “Tomb Raider” franchise.

She and partner Michael Fassbender met and fell in love on the set of a movie, and they are notoriously private about their relationship. Sound familiar?

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

Rumors are swirling that these two tied the knot this week, just as Brangelina officially broke up.

Is there some sort of celeb power couple balance, where if one couple breaks up, another is added?

If so, Gosling and Mendes may be the universe’s unofficial successors to Brad and Angie.

Michelle Obama and 
Barack Obama

They’re already the most powerful couple in America, and in a few months, they’re going to have a lot of time on their hands.

In case it wasn’t clear that Hollywood is obsessed with the Obamas, they just made a critically acclaimed movie about Michelle and Barack’s first date, “Southside with You.”

Brangelina who?

Ellen Degeneres and 
Portia de Rossi

Ellen Degeneres married Australian actress Portia de Rossi in 2008, and they have no qualms about publicly proclaiming their love.

De Rossi is currently stirring things up on “Scandal,” while the queen of daytime TV is doing just fine in her own right.

Jennifer Aniston and 
Justin Theroux

You could argue that she’s been acting royalty all along, but it seems only fair that Jen and Justin should get their own shot at the ultimate Hollywood power couple mantle.

We all know Jen is qualified, but no scrubs for this girl: her husband is a critical favorite on HBO’s fantastic “The Leftovers” and stars with Emily Blunt in the upcoming “The Girl on the Train.”

Chrissy Teigen and 
John Legend

He ate a plate of chicken wings off of her butt.

From the “All of Me” music video to trolling haters on Twitter, these two are strong contenders.

But, to be honest, the chicken-wing-butt photo may be the highlight of their relationship.

David Beckham and 
Victoria Beckham

Contrary to popular belief, not all British royalty wear a crown.

David and Victoria Beckham are going strong 17 years into their relationship, and their brood of adorable kids rivals even that of the Jolie-Pitt family.

If the Beckhams ever decided to stage a hostile takeover of American pop culture, there would be little resistance from us.

Kim Kardashian 
and Kanye West

Kimye could soon be rising through the ashes of Brangelina’s marriage to take their place as America’s Best Couple.

Fashion designer, mogul, rapper, reality star, parents — this couple has something for everyone.

(Also, they had sex on the back of a motorcycle for a music video, which some could argue should make them win by default.)

Amal Alamuddin and 
George Clooney

When it comes to taking over the “pretty boy actor and hard-core activist wife” dynamic, who better than George and Amal?

Hollywood’s favorite bachelor settled down with Lebanese lawyer, activist and author Alamuddin in 2014, and they’re still going strong.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Who are we kidding? Recent rumors aside, Bey and Jay are already the ultimate worldwide power couple. Even Brad and Angie could hardly keep up.

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