01/11/2012 07:09 pm ET | Updated Jan 15, 2012

Golden Globes 2012: 14 Unusual Golden Globe Dates

It's watched almost as much as the ceremony itself: the walk up the red carpet at any award show is sure fodder for fashion forecasting, outrageous quotes and new Hollywood couples making their first public outing. The Golden Globes are certainly no exception.

While the first photo snapped of a new couple is exciting, what about the less-than-conventional dates that celebrities invite along? From Mom and Dad to remember-when-they-dated, we look back at some of the more unusual partners that Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe and other stars have escorted down the red carpet to the Foreign Press Association's night of top honors.

Check out 14 Unusual Golden Globe Dates below!

Golden Globes 2012: 14 Unusual Red Carpet Dates