People Like You and Me! Celebrities Who Married Regular People

You’d expect that in celebrity circles there’d be a lot of coupling up: don’t get us wrong, there definitely is. Though it seems that perhaps, the stars and starlets who have chosen to “settle down” with those outside the spotlight end up being the happiest in their personal lives.
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There are quite a few celebs who aren’t dating or married to another A-lister! Do you know them all? Read on to find out.

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery

While Pompeo on the show Grey’s Anatomy might have had a few fellas knocking on her door, in real life she’s nothing of the sort! The man who’s had her heart since 2003? Chris Ivery.

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He’s not on TV, but he is involved in entertainment – he used to be a record producer and a writer for a quarter of a century, but never earned the same type of spotlight that Pompeo did. He’s now embarked on a fashion journey, which is pretty cool!

Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe

Smart and strong – two words that Seth Meyers uses to describe his lovely wife, Alexi Ashe! She’s a human rights lawyer and works for free for a New York organization. She does it all with a smile, and it’s something Meyers greatly admires about his wife.

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The “normal” Ashe and comedian Meyers, met at Chris Kattan’s wedding, and her sister actually worked on SNL’s sets! It was clearly just a matter of time!

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Cynthia, Miranda, Cynthia, Miranda. Whether you know the actress best from her role as the hard-working, career-driven lawyer Miranda in Sex and The City, or from her running for governor of New York, you know who she is! But do you know her wife, Christine Marinoni?

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The pair met back in 2001 while campaigning for education. They then went official in 2004, before tying the knot in 2012! Both now work alongside one another as a power couple of sorts in NYC, as activists for LGBTQ rights and for a better city!

Ken Jeong and Tran Ho

Comedian Ken Jeong is the type of guy that you would want to be friends with. But rather than rubbing shoulders with just other A-listers, Jeong found himself a lovely wife who wasn’t in that crowd! Tran Ho, a physician, is as intelligent as she is gorgeous, and has been by Jeong’s side for a few years!

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The pair met when they were working at the same place – Kaiser Permanente. Also..did you know Ken Jeong is also a qualified doctor who left his job to pursue acting? Amazing!

Kevin and Danielle Jonas

Ah, the Jonas brothers. With fame like theirs – and the millions of female fans they garnered over the years, it’s no surprise Kevin Jonas found a “normal” person to date and then marry! The pair have now been together for over ten years – with the pair meeting in 2007 while they were both vacationing in the Bahamas!

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Just two years later they tied the knot, and now have two kids together! The former hairdresser has now leveraged her husband’s fame and is a model and TV personality!

Terry Crews and Rebecca King-Crews

This pair is truly a power couple – just so supportive and loving and caring of one another. In Hollywood and amongst all of the drama and scandals, they’ve made their way through some tough times. The pair met in the 1980s, while Crews was pursuing football and King was studying music and theatre!

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But King let people in on a secret – that he was almost left in the friend zone because he was “too nice.” But now they have 5 kids and have been married for 30 years!

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

The name’s…Brosnan, Pierce, Brosnan. While he’s best known as one of the most dapper and suave actors to take on the iconic action-spy-thriller role, he found love and left MI6 for none other than Keely Shaye Smith.

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The American journo, author, TV host AND actress (accomplished, much) has had the heart of Brosnan for over 25 years after the pair met in 1994 on a Mexican beach. Seven years later they tied the knot. They have two boys together, who have actually gone on to model as well!

Paul Rudd and Julie Jaeger

Seriously, this guy does NOT age. Paul Rudd was cute as a button in Clueless as Cher’s “daddy’s” understudy lawyer – yeah, remember that? Ok so that was 1995, and Rudd was 26 years old. He’s now “Ant Man” and he still looks hunky – except he’s 52…that’s double! Crazy. But the woman who’s been with him since 2003? Julie Yaeger. The pair met in NYC when Rudd was a “nobody” and fell in love.

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Yaeger was from his publicist’s office and was looking after his things while he ran to an audition. A lunch later and a few dates.. and they then got married!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

These two met in a way that people kinda hope will happen, but it rarely does. That’s at the gym! It was during the time that Tyler Ferguson was starting out on “Modern Family” and they were both in the gym’s locker room! No..don’t think that way folks – they were fully clothed and exchanged a few words!

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At the time, the lawyer had a man, but they maintained their friendship and then ended up getting married. They now have a baby together!

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

These two met on the set of a film. But scandal: Danny Moder, a cinematographer was already a married man! Yep, he was married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg. Roberts had a man herself – Benjamin Bratt. The sad thing is that Moder’s marriage to Steimberg wasn’t an unhappy one – at least that’s what Steimberg thought.

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Moder and Roberts were even trying to make the wife sign the divorce papers, but she wasn’t having it. Seems pretty rough – but the two eventually married in July of 2002, and have been married for two decades.

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego Saldana

Okay, so we had no idea that Zoe Saldana had three kids. Seems wild, and she looks so so amazing in that suit for “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Marco Perego also…in a modern twist, took his famous wife’s last name! We dig it. The artist has quite a name in art circles and was already established by the time he met Saldana on a flight.

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The Italian former soccer player found his way in the art world, and when Saldana met him, she says the moment was life-changing “it was a vibration.” He turned to look the same time she did – crazy!!

Christian Bale and Sibi Blažić

Sibi Blažić was working as an assistant to Winona Ryder when she met Christian Bale. Once they met they fell hard and fast before romantically eloping and marrying in Las Vegas in 2000. Crazy that 2000 feels so far away now! So basically Bale has Ryder to thank for his wife!

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Blažić had a profound effect on Bale, and until he met her he was totally against getting married. Looks like he found the right person – model and make-up artist Blažić.

Jon and Tracey Stewart

Fun fact: did you know Jon Stewart is now vegan? “The Daily Show”’s former host is now totally plant-based, and it’s thanks to his “non-famous” wife, Tracey. The pair got hitched in 2000, after meeting three years prior while she worked on the film “Wishful Thinking” (she was a vet technician at the time).

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A blind date was set up and the rest is history. Stewart has now turned his 45-acre farm into an animal sanctuary – we love it!

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber

Wow, Vaughn has been married for a decade, can you believe that? And not to an A-lister, say what? Vaughn met the Canadian realtor at a wedding of a mutual friend. Now that’s something we find pretty hilarious given his role in “Wedding Crashers” with Owen Wilson.

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If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll understand. If not, ask the internet. They met in 2008 and were married pretty soon after – in 2010. Guess Vaughn can thank his movie producer friend for the intro!

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Not to say that Amal isn’t a celebrity these days – particularly for her stunning fashion sense and lawyer brain – but she wasn’t AS well known as the heartthrob for many decades, George Clooney.

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“Gorgeous George” was held under scrutiny for many years, with fans around the world asking how a man like him wasn’t snatched up! It took him a few years to find her, but when they found each other they knew. The pair have twins together and a very very nice villa on Lake Como.

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez

Fans were scrambling when Ariana Grande, one of the hottest pop stars of this decade announced she’d been married in a private ceremony. She’s loved and lost – having dated Mac Miller and then SNL’s Pete Davidson. It was looking very serious for her and Davidson but the celeb coupling just wasn’t meant to be!

 

Pretty soon after (we’re talking within 12 months), she got her Dalton Gomez, a realtor, and the pair wed. It all happened very quickly.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Picture this: it’s 2008 and you’re Anne Hathaway, actress, at the Palm Springs Film Festival. You spot Adam Shulman, who you find out is an actor, jewelry designer, and film producer (but by no means a big celebrity!)

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You think “I’m going to marry that man.” Six weeks later, you ask him on a date to New Orleans. You take a chance – and then the rest is history. You marry. You have babies. Okay, we love Hathaway even more now!

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

The very lovely Natalie Portman, who has now relocated to Australia is clearly a fan of keeping a relatively low profile. Do you even know who her husband is? Yeah. So the guy is Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of the terrific “Black Swan” back in 2009.

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He worked as the choreographer and also had a role in the film! The pair had a son first in June before Portman married him in August of 2012. Crazy huh?

Wanda Sykes and Alex Niedbalski

Ah, this first sighing is certainly a romantic one – Sykes first saw her future wife, Niedbalski on a ferry over to Fire Island in New York City! The comedian had something of an a-ha moment, with the universe telling her to basically ‘go after that woman Wanda!’

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There isn’t too much info on Niedbalski, but all that’s revealed is that she has the travel bug and is French! Apparently, she used to sell granite counters.

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

We talk about spotting celebrities, but this is another case of a celebrity spotting a “normal” person and wanting to find out more! He was with a friend having a meal when he saw Hilaria.

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He gave her his number – and he waited for her call. The yoga instructor was 28 at the time they married, while Alec was 54. Funnily enough, Hilaria had no idea who he was, but could not deny her attraction to him! Cute!

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean

Not sure if you’ve been keeping tabs on this pair, but we love that after the decades of marriage, Parton still has it going on! For her husband Carl Dean’s birthday this year, she decided to re-do a photoshoot from her younger days. And seriously, she puts the young gals to shame!

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Dean is well known for…being Parton’s husband. It seems that he didn’t know that when he met the 18-year-old outside of the Wishy-Washy laundromat in her hometown of Nashville, he’d met the love of his life.

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern

Okay, we did not know this – though we’re sure that “Friends” fans will know his one – Phoebe – sorry, Lisa Kudrow, married her husband Michel Stern a mere week after the first season of the iconic sitcom TV show stopped filming for the season! They’ve been married for over a quarter of a century. Wild, right?

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She met him because…he was her roommate’s boyfriend! But they broke up and she didn’t see him again until 6 years later…at the friend’s birthday party! What a story!

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant

For such a long time, Reeves was the perfect man – and people thought he was perfectly lonely too after losing the mother of his child in 2001. Since then there were a few women he had been linked to, but he found peace and love in his relationship with Alexandra Grant, an American visual artist who examines language!

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Pretty cool! The pair met in 2010 and went public in 2019.

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney

Okay hold up, hold up – Lawrence has a bebe on the way? Kidding, y’all knew that…right? We knew that…(brb checking our records). Anyway, Lawrence met Maroney in 2018 through a mutual friend. Man, we wish we had friends who could introduce us to the love of our lives. (Don’t quote us, but marriage is usually for love these days!)

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Maroney is an art gallerist. We didn’t know that was a term but apparently, it is! The esteemed actress married Maroney in 2019!

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Ahhh Matt Damon. There’s something so lovely about him huh? He’s a guy you want to be friends with. Or a least we do. The A-lister and action and drama star did not go down the route of seeking out a Hollywood spouse. Instead, he fell for the charms of beautiful bartender Luciana Barroso, who was working in Miami while he was filming “Stuck on You.”

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Damon believes in fate, or “kismet”, and the pair now share four daughters together! Man…as they hit high school it’s going to be tough!

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley

Looks like the rocker got his dream groupie – just kidding! Instead of falling for a fellow musician or celebrity, Jon Bon Jovi (who is still rocking some seriously good hair), married Dorothea Hurley, a karate instructor, and restaurateur! Talk about interesting worlds there – martial arts and food! We love it.

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The pair were high school sweethearts, and met when JBJ tried to take a peek at her answers on a test!

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

Lucas met Hobson at a business conference apparently, back in 2006. She isn’t a celebrity but…she’s got some big names to her own name – including Starbucks and DreamWorks! The businesswoman met Lucas when she was 45, and the filmmaker and former owner of Lucasfilm was 70 at the time!

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Despite the age gap they clicked, and the pair have a child together too! The pair are worth a pretty penny, especially after Lucas sold his film company to Disney for over $4 billion. Crazy!

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

You know how often you’ll be on a date and someone says they can’t cook? Well, this wasn’t the case for Amy Schumer and her hubby! Chris Fischer is a chef! If we heard that we’d be getting down on one knee too! Delicious. Anyway, the farmer who hails from the gorgeously scenic Martha’s Vineyard married the comedian and actress in 2018.

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How did they meet? Fischer cooked his way to her heart when she was at his family’s farm visiting the area. Cute.

Ed Sheeran Cherry Seaborn

We know Ed Sheeran to be famously reclusive – but his relationship with wife Cherry Seaborn is something to talk about! The pair have known each other for many years…since they were 11 years old! *swoon* They met as teens again but didn’t rekindle their relationship until 2015.

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Marriage followed and next a bub, Lyra! Seaborn had been living in NYC when he was on tour, and the pair reconnected through a mutual friend. Seriously though, we need these mutual friends that can connect us to THE ONE.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

First up, Camila Alves wasn’t famous when she met McConaughey but boy..she was drop-dead gorgeous (and still is!) These two lovebirds married in 2012, but what’s the story behind it? Firstly, she had no idea who he was when she first laid eyes on him.

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At the time, McConaughey was out with buddy Lance Armstrong in Hollywood – he spotted her and eventually plucked up the courage to speak to her. Since then, he hasn’t wanted to date anyone else. We love that kinda love!

Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

Here’s to the Armenians in the room! Lauren Parsekian is of Armenian descent and is a film director…also an actress. The gorgeous blonde took Aaron Paul’s fancy when they met at Coachella in 2010. Totally LA to meet there right? Anywho, they got engaged in 2012 and married a year later.

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They even got John Mayer to perform at their wedding! Apparently, they even flirted with the idea of getting married on their first date in Las Vegas!

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Talk about a fated trip to the hairdressers! Dempsey met his wife, Jillian Fink back in the 90s! Fink was a makeup artist at the time, and Dempsey made an appointment at her salon! That was in 1994. Five years later, Fink took a walk down the aisle, with the dreamy Dempsey awaiting her.

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She is now a celeb makeup artist and even has her own line of products! Works well when you’re successful and have a willing investor! Kidding – she’s self-made!

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

The way these two met was in the light of some dark circumstances. Streep was mourning the loss of her boyfriend at the time, John Cazale, who passed away too early in life. At the time her brother Harry came along with a friend – Don. Just six months later the pair said “I do.”

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While he isn’t a “celebrity” in the same way Meryl Streep is, he’s quite a celebrated sculptor! He’s been doing him, winning awards and having his work featured in public commissioned art! Pretty cool!

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Though you may remember Witherspoon being married to co-star Ryan Philippe at one point, Witherspoon and Philippe split (they were probably just too young to be married!) and she actually has been married to someone else for a decade! The lucky guy?

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Jim Toth, a talent agent who started dating Elle Woods (oops, we mean Reese), in 2010, and married a year later! Their dating story involved Toth saving Witherspoon from a very drunk friend – and well, things got more serious from then on!

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

The pair were well..undiscovered and unknown at the time they met. They were, after all, just teens at a fashion show for charity! She and her classmates at the time put on a  fashion show at the ritzy Eton College (where all royalty go to school basically), and she met her to-be husband, Redmayne.

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Bagshawe works as a publicist, and probably didn’t expect her husband to rocket to the top of celebrity status in the UK. Well, he did, but it seems the pair are a good fit anyway.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness

Lee-Furness is 13 years older than her hubby Hugh Jackman, and the media/fans don’t let her live that down! The pair met in 1995 on the set of an Aussie series called “Corelli.” Lee- Furness was an aspiring actor, and Jackman was starting out too! Just four months later, Jackman proposed, before getting married the following year!

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Talk about a whirlwind! The pair adopted two kids together, and have been together for over 25 years. Jackman frequently mentions her on his Instagram – and boy do we love a doting hubby!

Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano

Israel’s homegrown model and superstar Gal Gadot is a wonder woman to her husband, property developer Yaron Varsano. The pair have been together for a number of years, well before she scored the role as Wonder Woman. The pair met on a soul-searching adventure in the desert – which involved yoga, chakras and healthy eating in the Israeli dunes.

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Gal was only 21 at the time, whereas Yaron was 31 and knew she was “the one.” The pair say they work well together, and their mutual understanding made their match a great one!

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

The creator of Seinfeld, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, decided that he would be better off marrying someone who wasn’t also a celebrity or in the spotlight! Also, it didn’t hurt for Jessica that one day she’d be married to an almost-billionaire! Born Nina Sklar, Seinfeld is an author and a philanthropist.

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The pair actually met at a gym in the last 90s. Just two months before, she had married her first husband. It was Seinfeld’s ability to make Sklar laugh that made him memorable – and the pair started dating. The rest is..history!

Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal

Talk about a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to make it known! We’re talking about Julianna Margulies, and how she met her husband, who is preeeetty cute! He also has the brains, having attended Harvard Law! However, Margulies initially had some reservations about him – she thought he looked too much like a baby!

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The practicing lawyer had already been working for 6 years by the time Margulies met him, and just after their wedding, she gave birth to their son! What a good-looking couple!

Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen

Funnyman and TV host Jimmy Fallon certainly has come a long way since his first Saturday Night Live days. Videos of Fallon show a gawky young guy, hammin it up! But hey, clearly his charm worked on a particular woman there – Nancy Juvonen – who was a guest of the host at the time, Drew Barrymore!

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Juvonen is actually good friends with Barrymore, who’s described Nancy as “one of the loves” of her life! She’s a successful producer, co-founding Flower Films production company with Barrymore back in the mid-90s!

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond have been together for two decades, can you believe that! But while Fey is a star comedian and actress, Richmond was not quite the same level of A-lister. The composer, director, actor, and producer actually worked on 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, both produced by his wife.

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The pair met while they worked at “The Second City” and dated for almost a decade before they tied the knot! They have two girls together and a very strong relationship!

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider-man does..alright enough with our catchy jingles. But you probably remember Maguire from his role as the Marvel hero. Though he was a bit before the time of Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland. Anyways, he married a lady by the name of Jennifer Meyer, a jewelry designer. Through Maguire she became good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.

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But it seems that even with two kids and counseling the pair couldn’t make it work, with Meyer filing for divorce in 2020. We were really rooting for these two!

Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee

We forgive you if you’ve never heard of Aryn Drake-Lee, but you may have heard of her famous husband, Jesse Williams. Drake-Lee is a former broker in the real estate game and got married to Williams in 2012. However, the marriage did not last – even though she wasn’t a celebrity and pressures of the limelight couldn’t be blamed for the breakdown.

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No one really knows what happened – but rumors suggested Williams may have been unfaithful. The pair have two kids together…let’s hope Williams and Drake-Lee can both move on and be happy.

Chris O’Donnell and Caroline Fentress

Na na na na na na na na…Batman! Or, rather, Robin. Mr. Chris O’Donnell did not decide to share the limelight with another A-lister, but rather with a…school teacher. O’Donnell married elementary school teacher Caroline Fentress. The pair meet in Boston at college – and actually got married pretty young, in 1997.

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The other thing that may surprise you is that they have five kids together! That’s something that’s even crazier for us to believe, than the fact he married someone who wasn’t a celeb!

David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman

Wait, Ross didn’t actually marry Rachel? You mean Friends exists in a different universe? Anywho, Schwimmer decided he didn’t particularly fancy marrying an A-lister, and went a little more private, tying the knot with Englishwoman Zoë Buckman. The artist, writer, and photographer wed Schwimmer in 2010, before welcoming a daughter with him a year later.

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However, their marriage was not to last, with the pair separating in 2017. So the recent dating rumors around Schwimmer and Aniston came out because they are both in fact single!

Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

The original Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria has long been in the lights and glamour of Hollywood. But while she’s always been surrounded by A-listers, she ended up marrying a “normal” dude. Well, he’s a wealthy Latino businessman. Same same, right? Jose and Eva wed in 2016, and Eva wore a dress designed by her bestie Victoria Beckham.

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The pair are so very much in love that they’ve kept relatively quiet about their lives. The pair have a bub together too, Santiago. She must have a lot of energy, having a three-year-old running around at age 46! Or she has some help.

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel

Australian supermodel and Kora Organics skincare founder Miranda Kerr has certainly come a long way from the Girlfriend magazine cover she once graced at a young age! Where is she now? Married to founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, and with a few kids, it’s definitely a story.

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She used to be married to an A-lister, who now has a baby with Katy Perry (yes, Orlando Bloom). But she decided she wanted someone more “normal” – so why not a billionaire while you’re at it?

Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner

The supermodel who is known for her extremely long legs and overall runway presence did not opt for a fellow model as her spouse or even an A-lister at that. But while he doesn’t have Hollywood fame or model status, he is a very successful venture capitalist. Well, real estate heir. Lucky…both of them!

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Looks, dollars, and love – seems that the model and Project Runway judge hit the jackpot! For those interested, Kushner is Ivanka Trump’s husband’s brother! Guess big wealth runs in the family…

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley

Whether you know her as the Aussie gold who portrayed Tonya Harding the infamous figure skater, or as the edgy and wild Harley Quinn in the DC universe, or maybe as the gorgeous blonde wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, you’re bound to have seen Margot Robbie’s face somewhere.

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The Australian star captured many hearts and garnered quite a few crushes – only for them to be well, crushed by the news of her engagement and wedding. The lucky man? Tom Ackerley, a British filmmaker. The pair actually have their own production company together!

Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney

One of the favorites on the Desperate Housewives television series, and also someone who was crushed on by Daniel Radcliffe, is gorgeous redhead Marcia Cross. The actress, who for sure could’ve charmed any A-lister she wanted, found love with a “normal” guy. Well, surely he’s not just any ordinary guy, he did catch Marcia’s eye after all!

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The former stockbroker met Cross through a mutual friend, and the pair have twin daughters together.