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13 Magazine Covers That'll Make You Think 2006 Was A Different Life

Do you even remember the pre-Kardashian days?

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Then:

1. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey broke America's heart by getting divorced, and their drama RULED tabloid covers.

People / backissues.com

Now:

Jessica and Nick have since remarried and each has two adorable kids.

Then:

2. Kristin Cavallari made news with her short-lived relationship with Nick Lachey.

Us Weekly / backissues.com

Now:

Kristin is married to NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and they have three kids.

Then:

3. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were still married and just welcomed their daughter Suri into the world.

People / backissues.com

Now:

Katie and Tom have been divorced for over four years, and Suri, now 10, is the spitting image of her mom.

Then:

4. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were all smiles covering Teen Vogue in bright colors.

Teen Vogue / backissues.com

Now:

No words needed.

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Then:

5. Taylor Hicks won American Idol and his love life was something we talked about.

People / backissues.com

Now:

I guess he's going to host a food and travel show?

Then:

6. Lance Bass came out of the closet and proudly proclaimed "I'M GAY" on the cover of People.

People / backissues.com

Now:

He's been married to his (very hot) husband for nearly two years.

Then:

7. 50 Cent revealed his secrets to "getting rich on rap" in Forbes.

Forbes / backissues.com

Now:

50 Cent posts Instagrams of himself surrounded by fake money and nearly went bankrupt earlier this year.

Then:

8. Gwen and Gavin were still married and had just welcomed their son Kingston.

Now:

After a very public divorce last year from Gavin, Gwen is now in a ~serious~ relationship with Blake Shelton. Not to mention "baby" Kingston is anything but a baby.

Then:

9. Britney was in the news for her "all-night partying" with Paris Hilton before her impending public meltdown.

Now:

Britney's 2007 meltdown is now long in the past as she focuses on being the world's most iconic Instagram mom, while still slaying the stage and the music industry.

Then:

10. Simon, Paula, and Randy were all judging American Idol during the height of show's success.

Rolling Stone / backissues.com

Now:

After multiple judge shake-ups, a drop in ratings, and a farewell season, American Idol is now nothing more than a piece of American TV history.

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Then:

11. Evanescence was still ruling the charts and everyone went through a Hot Topic goth phase because of Amy Lee.

Billboard / backissues.com

Now:

It's been nearly a decade since we've received a proper Evanescence album (AND YES, WE'RE WAITING) while Amy Lee focuses on being a mother to her 2-year-old son.

Then:

12. Brandon Routh was our new Superman on the big screen.

Now:

Henry Cavill took over the red cape in the past two Superman films while Brandon moved to the small screen, where he plays fellow DC superhero The Atom on CW's Legends of Tomorrow.

Then:

13. America was obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Now:

...Well, I guess some things don't change.

Time / time.com
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