Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | April 24, 2023

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you’re ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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General consensus says that a decade tends to stretch out for a few years past its welcome. The early ‘90s look like the late ‘80s, and the early aughts look like the late ‘90s. So it makes sense that the final coffin nail in the ‘90s was hammered in 2005 when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston officially announced their break up.

The star crossed celebrities got together in the late ‘90s, and rumors of their break up began in 2004 after reports that Brad was hooking up with Mr. And Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. In January 2005 the couple released a joint statement announcing their divorce. It read in part:

For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.

The divorce would not be finalized until October of that year, by then Pitt was reportedly already dating Jolie.

Paris takes her flip phone and makes it fashion

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Paris Hilton holds a unique place in the hearts of millennials. Not only did she coin the much quoted phrase, “that’s hot,” but she created a character based on the belief that she was, like, a totally vapid rich girl. Or maybe she was just being herself.

In the 2000s she was the one socialite who everyone knew. She was flashy and in your face and she didn’t care who she ticked off. Her style can be described as “bad taste,” but that was kind of her thing. She essentially created having a personal brand before having a personal brand was important to social media stars.

Looking back at Paris' style from the 2000s, it's clear that she formed the entire basis of the in your face, mish-mash style of the decade.