The Career Pitfall
Back when Valderrama was just starting out on That ’70s Show, he developed a relationship with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. At this point, she was at the tail end of her Party of Five stint and had starred in hit films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait. But after their fling finally fizzled, Hewitt’s popularity began to dwindle and she started starring in dismal box office flops like Heartbreakers. Eventually she picked up a five-year stint playing Melina Gordon on The Ghost Whisperer, but that’s still nowhere near the caliber of projects she was once a part of. Not to say she won’t reclaim her high celebrity status: She’s now looking to push up her career in The Client List.
The Career Transition
Mandy Moore began dating Valderrama (her first boyfriend ever, by the way) on and off from 2001 to 2002. It was around this same time that Moore experienced a career transition from music to acting. Singing became less of a main focus to her, though she managed to incorporate musical performances into a few of her films. But for the most part, she traded in her microphone for a script and happily rode the waves of cinematic success by starring in the likes of A Walk To Remember, Saved, and License To Wed. Sure, she’s not really known for really stretching out her acting chops too much (there are only so many chick flicks one person should be allowed to be in), but the industry crossover proved to be quite rewarding for a while. Thank you Valderrama?