Celebrities are often portrayed as living a life of luxury and glamour, but when it comes to love, they are just like the rest of us. In this article, we take a look at 25 celebrities who have chosen to marry normal people, proving that love knows no boundaries.
Christian Bale and Sibi Blažić
This Oscar-winning actor met his future wife when she acted as Bale’s friend Winona Ryder’s personal assistant. After getting married in 2000 and welcoming two children, the couple kept their lives private and haven’t released details about their everyday life or how they fell in love.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
The Stuck On You actor met his future wife when he met her while she was bartending on his crew members’ night on the town. After he spotted her across a crowded room, the rest was history. Eighteen years and four kids later, the pair are still in love.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
These two hit it off on a random trip to the grocery store. While Grey’s Anatomy actress and music producer stayed friends at first, their lives later crossed in a romantic way when they both lived in L.A. After a wedding at New York’s city hall in 2007, the couple had three kids together.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
These two not only have one of the longest love stories in the celebrity world, but they have also managed to keep their relationship very private. The three-time Academy Award-winning actress and sculptor married in 1978 and have four children together.
Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
John Bon Jovi’s long-term relationship proves that rock stars can be faithful. Bon Jovi and his high-school sweetheart have not only been married for 34 years but have stayed together for a record-setting 43 years in total. John and Dorothea credit “mutual respect” as the key to their solid relationship.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney
After her best friend introduced them in 2018, the actress and New York City art dealer tied the knot at an intimate Rhode Island ceremony in October 2019.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon’s future husband rescued her from a drunk admirer’s advances at a friend’s party. Reese recognized the talent agent as a good person, and she married him the following year in 2011 and welcomed their son in 2012. She credits Toth’s support as her push to venture beyond Hollywood.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
When Anne Hathaway met Adam Shulman, a former actor who turned to jewelry design, at the 2008 Palm Springs Film Festival, Anne knew that she’d met the love of her life. The pair wed in 2012 and continue to keep their relationship private.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Hearts broke around the world when news came that Hollywood’s most eligible “silver fox” bachelor was off the table. In 2013, George Clooney met Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer with Lebanese-British heritage, at a friend’s dinner party. After marrying in Venice, they welcomed twins, a boy, and a girl, in 2017.
Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder
The set of the film The Mexican sparked a romance between Julia Roberts and cinematographer Daniel Moder in 2000. Roberts credits that meeting and her subsequent 2002 marriage to Moder as the most incredible seismic shift that changed her life.
Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano
The stars crossed when Gal Gadot and Israeli businessman Yaron Varsano met, according to Glamour, at a “very strange” yoga party held in the Israeli desert in 2006. The couple has been married since 2008 and welcomed three children together.
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe
This actor, known for his role this side of the pond in Hollywood’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, and financial publicist stayed friends for 12 years after they met while he studied at Eton College and she attended a nearby boarding school for girls. By 2012, they débuted their relationship on the red carpet at the Les Misérables film premiere in London.
Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger
Following his breakout role in the movie Clueless, Rudd headed to New York to secure a publicist. That’s when his path crossed with Julie, who worked for his publicist. Married since 2003, the couple welcomed their son in 2004 and their daughter in 2009.
John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh
Actor, wrestler, and rapper John Cena met his wife, a product manager for a software company, on the “Playing with Fire” set during filming in her Canadian hometown. By October 2020, the pair wed in a private ceremony.
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal
The connection between The Good Wife actress and Keith Lieberhal, a lawyer like her love on the show, was instantaneous. She met him by chance at a dinner party she didn’t even plan to attend. She went, she met Keith, and married him in 2007.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
Jerry and Jessica’s relationship fueled New York society gossip even before they married. That’s because Jessica met Jerry just before she married Eric Nederlander, a theater producer, and then started dating Seinfeld after her honeymoon. But their relationship wasn’t a fling since they’ve been married (with three children) since 1999.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
The Cabo San Lucas beaches are the perfect place to meet your soulmate. At least, that’s where Pierce Brosnan, best known as a Bond actor, met Keely Shaye Smith, a T.V. presenter. Married since 2001, the pair have two children, and the actor often expresses his love for his wife on his social media account.
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert met Brendan McLoughlin, an NYPD police officer, and security guard for the show after she performed with her band on Good Morning America. After a secret wedding in January 2019, McLoughlin retired in February 2020 from the NYPD.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman not only walked away with an Academy Award for her performance in Black Swan in 2010 but also met her romantic match. While you may not have heard of Millepied, he featured in the film and choreographed Portman’s dance routines. They married in 2012 and had a daughter, Amalia, in 2018.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
The actor and the makeup artist met when Dempsey got a haircut at Fink’s salon. While many marriages don’t last through Hollywood hurdles, Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink’s marriage called off their divorce as the couple committed to doing the hard work to stay married. In 2019, they celebrated 20 years together.
Zoë Saldana and Marco Perego-Saldana
Most people know Zoë Saldana for her character Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, while her husband, Marco Perego-Saldana, is a former soccer player and current artist. This couple has kept their relationship low profile, even marrying secretly in 2013.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
Famous for his role on the iconic The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon has been married to Nancy Juvonen since 2007. Known for his talk show expertise, Fallon’s wife isn’t a celebrity but a movie producer, co-founder of Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, and mother to their two daughters.
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston met under big skies while he was filming the western comedy Rancho Deluxe in Montana in 1975. She was a waitress saving up money for college. The couple has a strong marriage that’s lasted for 46 years. Jeff still carries a photograph in his wallet from the day they met.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
While many celebrities who married regular people on this list include some of Hollywood’s longest-married couples, not every marriage has panned out. In 2014, Scarlett Johansson married Romain Dauriac, a French journalist. The marriage lasted for three years before the pair split in 2017.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
The marriage between Lucas, the Star Wars franchise Jedi, and Hobson, a Chicago-based “investment guru,” tops the list of celebrities who married people who aren’t A-listers in their own right. In fact, the celebrity director and producer and Ariel Investments president have been married since 2013, when they also welcomed their daughter, Everest, into their family.