It’s weird to think that our favorite celebrities actually have lives outside of being on a screen for us to binge watch. They work, play, travel, and even date. Who knew?
Most times the big stars date other celebrities for the “relatable, they know what I’m going through” factor, but there are times when they fish outside of that pond. This article will give you, and your very normal life, some hope of one day dating an A-lister. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous people, with some of the most normal spouses.
Aaron Paul And Lauren Parsekian
If you think that going to a big music festival is all about dancing and not about finding the love of your life, you’re wrong. Just let Aaron Paul tell you.
When he went to Coachella, he met his wife, Lauren Parsekian. The same night that they met for the first time, he told her he was going to marry her. Their first date after Coachella was a trip to Vegas and if it wasn’t for The Little White Chapel being closed, they would’ve pulled the trigger.
George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin
They’re probably the highest profile “celebrity-non-celebrity” couple of this decade. Amal Alamuddin is an esteemed human rights lawyer who ended up meeting George Clooney in Lake Como, an Italian resort area where George owns a home.
She was a friend of a friend and Clooney said he had to chase her for many months because she wasn’t all that interested. They ended up getting married in 2014 and welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander, in 2017.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tasha McCauley
They’re both incredibly adorable. It’s almost too much. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley have been very private about how they met and the fact that they have multiple kids.
She’s the co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, a robotics company based at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. That sounds like the sweetest job anyone could possibly have. She can also speak English, Spanish, and Arabic, because of course she does.
Ellen Pompeo And Chris Ivery
If you’re a big fan of grocery shopping, you’re going to love this story. Ellen Pompeo didn’t meet her music producer husband at a bar, club, music event, or some secret underground music producer studio. Nope, she met him at the grocery store.
Six months after they met at the store, they started dating. They got married four years after dating, and now they have two daughters and a son together.
Reese Witherspoon And Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon met her husband at a party after being cornered into an awkward situation. There was a really drunk guy hitting on her, and Jim came over to Reese and pulled the drunk guy away.
It was that moment of humility, and the pair started dating and eventually got married in 2012. Jim Toth is a Hollywood agent and he’s always dressed to the nines looking dapper all the time.
Gal Gadot And Yaron Varsano
Gal Gadot was virtually an unknown actress when she was given the role of Wonder Woman. Her husband is also very mysterious and unknown as well.
Yaron Carsao is an Israeli hotel owner. The two met at a party in Israel that was all about yoga and eating healthy. He’s ten years her elder and on the second date they ever had, he said he was going to marry her within two years. They were married in 2008.
Bruce Willis And Emma Heming
Bruce Willis went from being in one of the biggest celeb power couples with Demi Moore to marrying someone completely out of the spotlight. Heming and Willis have two kids together now.
They met at a gym because they had a mutual fitness trainer friend. They got married in 2009 and tied the knot at a home they have in Turks and Caicos. The ceremony wasn’t actually legal so they had to do it again in California.
Patrick Dempsey And Jillian Fink
Patrick Dempsey met his wife, Jillian Fink, at a hair salon in 1994. Fink had seen her appointment book and saw that Patrick’s name was on it and she thought it was a joke. Surely a celebrity wasn’t coming to her.
But, Dempsey showed up for the haircut and the rest is history. They didn’t become a couple for three years, which was filled with lots of haircuts and flirting. After they went on their first date, she moved into his house three months later. They were married in 1999.
Seth Meyers And Alexi Ashe
This is the classic story of two single people meeting each other at their friend’s wedding. That friend happened to be Chris Kattan from Saturday Night Live.
The pair hit it off pretty amazingly right off the bat and began dating shortly after the wedding. They have been married since 2013 are now starting a young family. Ashe is a lawyer that works at the Brooklyn D.A.’s office and has one heck of a story about giving birth.
Alec Baldwin And Hilaria Thomas
The jury is still out as to whether love at first sight really does exist. Alec Baldwin thinks so. When he saw Hilaria Thomas, a young yoga instructor at a restaurant in New York, he just had to meet her.
Before she left, he went up to her and asked if they had met before. She said, “no” so he gave her his card and walked away. Hilaria didn’t own a TV at the time and had no idea who he was. Now, they have three kids together.
Armie Hammer And Elizabeth Chambers
When Armie Hammer met Elizabeth Chambers, she was actually seeing someone, and it took A LONG time for him to convince her to date him instead.
They were just friends at first, and then Armie couldn’t have enough. If you’re stuck in the friend-zone with your crush, this is the best story you could hear right now. All you have to do is be a handsome movie star. Boom, that’s your ticket out.
Jessica Chastain And Gian Luca Passi
Think about the best day you’ve ever had. Now, just know that no matter how good it was, Jessica Chastain probably had a better one. The day she met her husband, Gian Luca, was also the day she found out that she was getting an Oscar.
Her husband belongs to one of the noblest families in Italy. He’s literally an Italian Count. There’s been no ceremony to make her Countess Chastain, but we’re waiting patiently for it.
Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris is one of the most talented actors in the world. It’s hard to think that he couldn’t get any man that he wanted. David Burtka was mutual friends with one of NPH’s friends.
NPH told their mutual that he was interested in David, but his friend told him that Burtka had a boyfriend. It took a while, but once Burtka became single, NPH was all over it. They’re now married and have kids together.
Matthew McConaughey And Camilla Alves
If you were going to ask Matthew McConaughey whether or not he was going to get married, he would probably scream “NO” at the top of his lungs.
But, one day he went out with Lance Armstrong at a club and saw Camilla Alves. He went over to her, and the two flirted for the night. They ended up dating and getting married six years later in 2012 in Texas.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita
This story might be the extra push it takes you to go to the gym this week. Jesse Tyler Ferguson met his husband Justin Mikita at the gym.
The two got married in New York City in 2013. Mitika is a lawyer who worked for the American Foundation for Equal Rights. He’s also a tie entrepreneur, having started Tie the Knot with Ferguson. Their mission is to “advocate for civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and beyond, and to look damn good doing it.”
Zach Galifianakis And Quinn Lundberg
It’s pretty easy to say that Zach Galifianakis is one of the funniest men in Hollywood. So, which famous person is he married to? Well, not a famous person at all, actually.
Her name is Quinn Lundberg and she’s a social worker and philanthropist. The two married in a very small and private ceremony in Vancouver. There’s very little info out there about how the two met but in all their pictures together they seem happy and in love.
Natalie Portman And Ben Millepied
Natalie Portman ended up meeting her husband and the father of her child on the set of Black Swan. No, he wasn’t an actor, but they did dance together.
Benjamin Millepied was the choreographer for the movie, and the two love swans (birds) ended up having a baby in 2011. They followed that up by getting married in 2012 and now have two kids. Let’s hope that Black Swan isn’t going to be last time these two come together creatively.
Christian Bale And Sibi Blazic
Christian Bale planned on never settling down. For years, he was the definition of a Hollywood bachelor. That was until he met Sibi Blazic, who, at the time, was working as Winona Ryder’s assistant.
They eloped in Las Vegas in 2000 and had their first daughter five years later. She has taken on more roles in movies since. For example, she worked as a stunt driver in The Dark Knight Rises.
Julianna Margulies And Keith Lieberthal
Julianna Margulies has played a great lawyer on The Good Wife, and we think that she got some help from her hubby Keith Lieberthal, who is an actual lawyer in real life.
They got married in 2007, and he’s incredibly smart. He’s a Harvard Law School grad and the two met at a dinner party. She says that having a husband who is also a great lawyer helped her acting significantly.
Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso
It almost sounds like a fairytale. But, when Matt Damon was shooting his movie Stuck on You in Miami, he was drawn to a bartender who he knew he’d love for a long time.
Her name was Luciana Barroso and she says that the two of them had love at first sight. They now have been married since 2005 and have three very cute kids together. Next time you’re at a bar keep your eyes open because you never know who you’ll see.
Eddie Redmayne And Hannah Bagshawe
Eddie Redmayne is one of the world’s leading actors. But, his wife tries to stay away from the spotlight. She is a PR executive. She attended Eton College and she created a fashion show that Eddie Redmayne walked in.
They began a 12-year friendship that eventually turned into a relationship. The two got married in 2014 and now have two children together. Another story of someone finding their way out of the friend zone.
Oprah and Steadman Graham
Oprah basically runs the world. We can all pretend like she doesn’t, but she does. She’s one of the most famous people alive. With that being said, little is known about her partner, Steadman Graham. They’ve been together for over 30 years.
They began dating in 1986. The pair met at a charity event in Chicago where he founded the nonprofit organization called Athletes Against Drugs. They aren’t married but have enjoyed decades of love.
Wanda Sykes And Alex Niedbalski
Wanda Sykes and her wife Alex Niedbalski met in 2006 on a trip to Fire Island, New York. Wanda described seeing Alex as “love at first sight.” The pair met the next day and they connected immediately.
The two of them quickly got married in 2008. By 2009, the couple had welcomed twins, Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. Sykes was in a heterosexual marriage for eight years before the two met.
Paul Rudd And Julie Yaeger
After Paul Rudd’s success in the 90s hit Clueless, he was advised to get a publicist. It was at the publicist’s office that he would meet his future wife, Julie Yaeger.
Julie helped him with some errands and a few days later he asked her out for lunch since he didn’t know anyone in the city. The rest is history. They got married in 2003, and have two kids together.
Ken Jeong And Tran Ho
Not many people know this, but Ken Jeong is very new to the entertainment industry. It wasn’t until he was in his 30s that he actually started taking acting and comedy seriously. He was only doing it part-time while also being a fully licensed physician.
His wife, Tran Ho, is also a family physician and still practices medicine. Ken, on the other hand, has decided to trade in his stethoscope for some laughs.
Jon Bon Jovi And Dorothea Hurley
Imagine being in high school and meeting the person you’re going to be spending the rest of your life with? Well, that’s what happened to Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Hurley.
After flirting in high school on and off, they went their separate ways for a few years before rekindling and getting married in 1989. They now have four kids together and their love is as strong as it was at the beginning.
Jimmy Fallon And Nancy Juvonen
Nancy and Jimmy met on the set of the movie Fever Pitch. No, not because Nancy was starring, but because she was friends with Drew Barrymore. The two began dating in 2007 and it didn’t take long for Fallon to pop the question the same year.
Now, the couple has two daughters of their own. Nancy co-owns a production company with her bestie, Drew Barrymore, which I guess makes her kind of famous but not really.
Jeff Bridges And Susan Geston
It safe to say that seeing a 41-year marriage like Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan Geston will restore your faith in love. The two of them met on a movie set in 1975.
They had a very brief engagement before tying the knot in 1977. The couple now has three daughters. Bridges said that the idea of getting married terrified him, but he couldn’t see himself with anyone else.
Cynthia Nixon And Christine Marinoni
After coming out of a heterosexual relationship in 2003, Cynthia Nixon started dating community and educational activist Christine Marinoni.
It took the couple five years to be engaged and another four years after that to actually get married in New York City. Marinoni gave birth to a son, Max Ellington, in 2011 and is the couple’s only kid. Cynthia has two other children from her previous marriage. The couple are as happy as ever.
Jon Stewart And Tracey McShane
Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey McShane, first met on a blind date in 1996. This came after Tracey had just pulled out of a long relationship which made her reluctant to even go on the date.
After a few years of dating, Stewart decided it was probably time to ask for her hand in marriage. They got married in 2000, and have been happily married with kids for nearly two decades now.