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David Bowie & Iman at No. 45 on 100 Hottest Couples List


(Getty Images)more pics » Iman (Getty Images) David Bowie and Iman have been one of the most internationally known and respected couples for decades now, which has them landing in the number 45 spot on our fourth annual collection of the 100 Hottest Couples.

David Bowie and Iman have celebrated more anniversaries than any other stars on this list. They're about to toast to 20 years! The model-turned-designer described her gorgeous wedding gown as "something that would outlast anything," and it seems that her eloquent description applies to their relationship as well. While we're all about love and longevity, the couple dropped on our list considerably. Why? Well, they've all but fallen out of the headlines. Plus, no one seems to think poor Mr. Bowie is very hot anymore. The 65-year-old rocker was ranked third from the bottom by our readers.

Beyonce and Jay-Z topped our Hottest Couples list for the second year in a row this time. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie won the first year, with David and Victoria Beckham taking top honors the second. How do we come up with these rankings? In short, we have a points system in place for each of four categories: Popularity, Success, Attractiveness, and Staying Power. The infographic at the bottom of the page will do a more thorough job of explaining how that all works, so we'll call it recommended reading. Don't forget to see the full feature here.

Wondering what other couple had monumental staying power on our list? Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas had our high score. Zeta-Jones and Douglas have weathered all kinds of storms together: his cancer, her bipolar disorder, his imprisoned son, her scary stalker, and their 25-year age gap. After a decade, their relationship seems bulletproof. The couple scored a perfect 20 in Staying Power, but a very quiet year on the career and popularity fronts has knocked them down a few spots.

On the flipside, one of the most popular couples on our list was also one of the weakest in terms of staying power – Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. They're the hottest teen couple since Justin and Britney, and nothing can keep them from ruling the charts. The Biebs collaborated with some of music's biggest stars for a Christmas album, went on tour, won tons of awards, and is working on a new record. His little lady also toured, filmed a movie, and was most understanding when Bieber got tangled up in a gnarly, totally fake paternity scandal. They have yet to prove their love isn't the world's most genius publicity stunt, but after celebrating their one-year anniversary in March, we say they're on the right track.



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100 Hottest Celebrity Couples of 2012
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