What we're facing down now is the democratization of dating in Hollywood, which will hopefully give way to the democratization of Hollywood altogether.
In the old days, power couples looked pretty much exactly the same: They were actors and actresses, they were white, and, well, that's all you have to know. Fans want (and deserve) to look at romance on the biggest stage and at least see a little bit of themselves.
Paltrow, who has dated everyone from Ben Affleck to Brad Pitt, is now in a serious relationship with the television producer Brad Falchuk.
Reese Witherspoon, who was once married to man-of-the-hour Ryan Phillippe, is happily married to an agent.
It was a time when most huge stars flocked to other huge stars—before there was Tinder, one simply made the Hollywood party rounds or asked her people to talk to his people.
And until their very recent breakup, Amy Schumer was ensconced with a furniture designer from Illinois.
Hollywood loves a fad, so it remains to be seen whether this pattern will continue or if A-listers will slowly gravitate back towards each other like in the old days.
Their combined net worth and popularity is something that no one can rival; to look directly at them is to stare straight into the sun.
And yet they are beloved on a human level, their comeuppances in the industry are marveled at and they have a diversity that Jen and Brad could never offer.