Emma Stone and Dave McCary
Emma Stone and “Saturday Night Live” writer Dave McCary have been extremely private about their relationship. They met at the SNL studio in 2016. That was the third time, you may recall, that Emma Stone hosted. This time, McCary directed, and, by the end, the two connected. Not a peep for two years.
Next, Surprise! McCary posted a smiling engagement photo on Instagram with the ring front and center. Another big announcement came in 2020 when “People” confirmed their marriage.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
This couple has been so low-key that few know they have been married since 2012. Carey Mulligan told “Vogue” six years ago that the Mumford & Sons singer was hers and she didn’t want to share. But their story is too adorable to keep quiet. Mulligan met Marcus Mumford at church camp when they were kids.
They kept in touch by post for years. When the former pen pals ran into each other again at a party in 2011, a romance sparked. They tumbled into love with a flurry of love letters. Now, they share two children.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
When someone told Eva Mendes that she ought to get out more with hubby Ryan Gosling, she replied, “I’m good. Rather be home with my man than anywhere else in the world.” And that’s where they’ve stayed, apparently. We didn’t even know the couple was having a baby until their first daughter was born.
They met in 2011 on the set of the film “The Place Beyond the Pines.” They were spotted together on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival and at the New York City premiere of the film. And that’s pretty much it.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
We know with certainty, now, that Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden began dating in May 2014. There was a lot of speculation until, in July of that year, Nicole Richie (married to Benji Madden’s twin brother and bandmate) spilled the deets.
She confessed to introducing the couple and revealed that they were, in fact, in love. By 2015, news leaked that the celebrity wedding happened and that Gwyneth Paltrow and Robin Antin were there. Rocker Madden opened up for Diaz’s birthday with a sweet Instagram post calling her his “One & Only. True Love.”
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester crossed paths in 2013 and married in 2014. We don’t get much information voluntarily, but Meester did share with “Shape” that she’s a surfer. Brody taught her, it’s something they enjoy doing together.
In December, in full wet suits, of course, the “Single Parents” actors have photographed longboarding off the coast of Malibu. They’ve recently welcomed their second child. Brody says that parenthood is “pretty magical.”
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerly
Chances are you haven’t heard that the two-time Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie is married to British filmmaker Tom Ackerley. The couple has kept it very quiet. They met on the set of a 2014 film project. Robbie acted and Ackerley assisted with directing.
People were curious. Swirling rumors finally settled with an in-your-face Instagram engagement photo, she shows us the ring, she gives us the ring finger. These days the lovebirds run LuckyChap Entertainment. What’s that? Here are a few of their titles: “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya,” and “Birds of Prey” plus Hulu’s “Dollface.”
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
Dave Franco and Alison Brie adore being married and they love working with each other. Most recently, they dove into “The Rental” with Brie acting and Franco directing for the very first time. They also enjoyed working together on “Disaster Artist” and “The Little Hours.”
The couple is rarely photographed in the wild, but Franco let some privacy slip in “The Rental.” In an exclusive “Interview” magazine interview, Brie fields a series of questions by Franco. In the piece, the “Community” and “GLOW” actress shared that her husband wrote the script in their normal conversation voices.
Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam
Cobie Smulders is a name you’ve seen in film credits way more than gossip magazines. The Marvel actress starred in “Avengers,” plus all three sequels, as SHIELD agent Maria Hill. She’s also in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier.”
Prior to that, you’d know her in “How I Met Your Mother.” On his part, Killam’s known for his long stint with SNL. Now he’s on “Single Parents.” There’s at least one media story about the couple. According to Killam, who dished the deal to “Us Weekly,” they fell in love on a road trip in 2005.
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
This couple has been together since around 2001, but little is known about them. Few pictures exist. When an unflattering paparazzi image that caught them walking together came out, Anderson responded with a Tweet, “we look like we’re going to kill someone.”
Maya Rudolph, the comedian we recognize impersonating Beyoncé and Kamala on SNL calls Paul Thomas Anderson her husband and shares four children with him, but technically, the pair is not married. Love, however, has endured. When the eight-time Oscar-nominated director was asked how often Rudolph makes him fall down laughing, he said, “Every day.”
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
For Javier Bardem, it’s all about “protecting us.” As such, we have few relationship-reveals from the couple, and those that exist are mostly found in their onscreen love affairs. After ten years of marriage and having met in the early nineties, they’ve kept their private life sealed.
In a rare display of affection, in an acceptance speech at Cannes for the best actor award, Bardem gushed, “I share this joy with my friend, my companion, my love: Penélope: I owe you a lot and I love you so much.”
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been together for a while since 2012 to be exact. Few know much about their relationship, but people assume they are married. It’s a valid assumption; Cannavale calls Byrne his wife. At an appearance on “The Late Show,” Cannavale had to face the awkward question, “Why?”
He told James Corden it’s because he hasn’t found a better word. Neither “girlfriend” nor “partner” appeal. We have, however, seen them together. In “Adult Beginners ” they play a married couple and they also share the screen in “Annie and Spy.” Lately, they’ve been taking full advantage of isolation, hunkering down with the kids.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
These two dashed off together and got married three years ago. It was a surprise when they announced it on late-night television, especially since they both had been committed to another until the fall of 2015. After an intense six-month romance, the two tied the knot.
Now they have two children and a beautiful life together. We get an occasional peek at it via Instagram. On their third anniversary, Seyfried and Sadoski are pictured smooching with the message, “Happy 3, Tommy.”
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift has kept her relationship with Joe Alwyn as private as possible. However, details have been leaking out, especially since the release of her two new albums. Alwyn collaborated and even contributed music on the piano.
And then she opened up with Paul McCartney in a “Rolling Stone” interview and confirmed that the relationship was something she was trying to keep private, discussing vividly the frustration of trying to ditch the paparazzi. It’s definitely something to protect, rumor has it they’re in it forever.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
Jesse Plemons broke into show biz as “Breaking Bad’s” bad boy Todd. And you probably recognize Kirsten Dunst by her upside-down kiss with “Spider-Man.” Their worlds collided on the set of the FX series “Fargo” in 2015 playing a married couple. Speculation swirled and was seemingly confirmed when Dunst left her boyfriend in 2016.
Two months later, “Us” caught Plemons and Dunst kissing. In 2017, the story was out. “Us” announced the pair’s engagement. And, voila, they welcomed a baby boy the following year, in May 2018. As far as we know, they are still engaged
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are married? Yep. “Homeland” star Claire Danes, who also played Juliette to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo has found a star-crossed love that’s all her own. Hugh Dancy, who plays the lead in “Hannibal,” is her man.
The couple is not a big fan of social media PDAs, but they met in 2007 on the set of “Evening” and have been married since 2009. They married secretly in France and now they have two sons.
Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse
Robert Pattinson learned a few things about the relentless nature of celebrity media while dating Kristen Stewart. The “Twilight” hunk has not made a peep about his current relationship with Suki Waterhouse, and neither has she. It’s all very hush-hush, but that didn’t stop “In Touch” from publishing a new baby rumor.
Apparently, pretty much everyone knew they were trying to get pregnant, but the stunning model proved the rumors were just that. The unreliable source also says the tight-lipped couple is planning to marry, eventually. The baby bump never surfaced, and “Gossip Cop” called “US” out.
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff
Presumably, Florence Pugh and Zach Braff got to know each other making Braff’s film “In the Time It Takes to Get There.” A shot of them walking hand in hand in NYC weeks later would seem to confirm the assumption. They’ve tried to keep their relationship under wraps because of what Pugh calls a “toxic vibe” seeping out of the internets.
Instagram followers attacked an image of her and former “Scrubs” star Braff together within seconds of posting because they thought a 20-year age difference was somehow bad. So, it’s no wonder the couple tries to stay private.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Martin McDonagh
Showrunners Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Martin McDonagh made their dating life official in 2018. Since then, Waller-Bridge was named the most powerful person on TV and McDonagh won three Golden Globes for “Three Billboards,” including Best Motion Picture.
“Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” writer and actress Waller-Bridge once shared her adoration of a play by McDonagh, but, in general, the couple refuses to comment.
Garrett Hedlund and Emma Roberts
Garrett Hedlund and Emma Roberts are welcoming 2021 with their infant son Rhodes who was born in December, as shared on Instagram. But not much else about their relationship has been revealed. Roberts opened up with a “Cosmopolitan” cover story saying, “Sometimes it makes me sad that I can’t have a private moment.”
She went on to remark on the pressures of Twitter and Instagram and the constant exposure. The couple keeps the real story as low-key as possible. No word on engagement or marriage.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney
Jennifer Lawrence gave ET a peek inside of her relationship with Cooke Maroney. “The Hunger Games” actress said he’s at her side even during her worst temper fits and lets her have slumber parties with her girlfriend in their conjugal bed.
Their private celebrity wedding hosting 150 guests was celebrated in November 2019. Maroney runs a New York City art gallery and Lawrence is one of the most famous actresses in showbiz. Her films have raked in $6 billion worldwide. They met in 2018, introduced by a mutual friend.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
It seems this couple met at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and then took a trial run playing husband and wife on “The Light Between Oceans.” Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander appeared together at the premiere of the 2016 film and they were married in 2017. Recently, Vikander shared a sweet gift Fassbender gave her with “Good Morning America.”
She said he took her on a surprise trip to see her family in Sweden. “I was able to hang out with my mom and my dad and a lot of family members I haven’t seen in a long time.”
Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder
Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder’s relationship launched in turbulent skies with both of them in previous relationships and Roberts offering $100,000 to cameraman Moder’s ex-wife Vera for a divorce settlement. But that was years ago.
They married in 2002 and have three children. Roberts joined Gwyneth Paltrow’s podcast recently. She said hubby Moder is still her “favorite human.”
Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Peter Sarsgaard from “Dead Man Walking” and “Dark Knight” star Maggie Gyllenhaal have been together since 2002. In 2009, they married in a quaint Italian chapel in the ancient city of Brindisi, located in the heel of Southern Italy.
Most recently, the pair have been collaborating on “The Lost Daughter.” Gyllenhaal directs and Sarsgaard stars in the story based on the novel by Elena Ferrante. Gyllenhaal was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on “The Deuce,” an HBO series she produced and starred in.
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy were introduced by friends in 1999 on the Warner Bros. lot. They announced their engagement the following year. Funny or Die creator and long-time writing collaborator of Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, and ‘80s supermodel turned actress Brooke Shields live in NYC with their two daughters.
The family made a rare red-carpet appearance in February of last year. They were photographed together for the release of “Impractical Jokers: The Movie.”
Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde
Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde began their under-the-radar relationship in 2011. They’re hardly ever photographed together but they do share two children. But, at the start of 2021, after a nine-year relationship, the quiet couple quietly separated, effectively putting an end to their engagement.
PDA photos emerged, but these showed Olivia Wilde with a new man, Harry Styles. Sudeikis is dealing with it by diving into new acting commitments and “US Weekly” says he is hoping and waiting for Olivia to come back to him.
Keira Knightley and James Righton
Actress Keira Knightley and keyboardist James Righton have two children together. Neither maintains a social media presence, so few PDAs exist. The actress who is known for “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Atonement” met Righton in 2011 and they married in 2013 in the south of France.
Righton sings and plays for a London electro-rock band and released a solo album in 2020. Knightley has been honored for her humanitarian work. Most recently, she signed a contract with Apple TV+ to produce and star in “The Essex Serpent.”
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan
This couple is ultra-private. The last we heard from them came in the form of a new baby announcement. Having said that, it was very low-key; they didn’t even release her name at first. Actor/writer/director Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan met in 2007 putting on a play, the first collaboration of many to come.
Dano joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in 2018 to announce their film “Wildlife” and to confirm the news of their baby girl. Kazan, a Yale graduate who is an actress known for “The Big Sick” and a playwright, cowrote “Wildlife.” Next, she will star in Netflix miniseries “Clickbait.”
Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus
Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus (“Walking Dead”) publish social media PDAs all the time. These affections, however, are reserved for their darling daughter. At the same time, they are so super-private they have refused to include photos of her face. Plus, they’ve yet to announce her name!
The couple came out as an item in 2017 and welcomed their daughter in 2018. When the paparazzi caught an image of their daughter, actress Kruger responded forcefully. Blurring out her child’s face, she reposted it asserting, “We, as parents, want nothing more than allow her to grow up in privacy and safety.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
This pair met on “Glee.” With Brad Falchuk as co-creator and Gwyneth Paltrow on as a guest-star, their behind-the-scenes romance was heading toward steamy by the summer of 2014. By April 2015, it was official. Relationship details are few and far between with this couple, which seems pretty counterintuitive given Paltrow’s TMI tendencies.
However, in April of 2020, they revealed the inner workings of their household. Holding down the fort with Gwyneth’s two teens can get tense. She said. “You know, we have the added dynamic of like, stepparent,” affecting the family.
Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden
“I said yes y’all!!!,” “Empire” empress Taraji Henson gushed. That’s how she captioned a photo of her sparkling rock on Instagram in 2018. Ex-NFL Super Bowl great Kelvin Heyden and set the date for spring 2020. Work schedules, family plans, and logistical problems bumped the wedding date again and again.
Henson wrote “I don’t think people understand what goes into wedding planning.” Alas, after a two-year engagement, Henson announced that plans to marry were canceled. Permanently.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Marvel legend Thor-actor Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have enjoyed a quiet marriage in their home Down Under. But the Australian couple was spotted in the wild celebrating their 10th anniversary with holiday photos of Christmas 2020 on Instagram. The pair share three children and a lot of love.
Pataky is a Spanish actress, born in Madrid, but has been living in Australia with Hemsworth since they married. Thor will return to movie theaters in 2022 with “Love & Thunder. “Until then, fans can get their Hemsworth-fix with the Netflix exclusive “Extraction.”
Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford
This couple is well-acquainted with the under-the-radar Hollywood marriage lifestyle. In 2018, they celebrated 20 years together. Helen Mirren shared that she and Taylor Hackford rang in the New Year and dined at a fish restaurant in the south of Italy to honor it. Hackford’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve, as is their wedding anniversary.
The two tied the knot at a Catholic church in Scotland and have been a loving, but not romantic, couple ever since. Mirren says she’s not into Valentine’s Day or anything like that.
Elliot Page and Emma Portner
Most of this couple’s open displays of affection will be found on Instagram, so it’s fitting that their romance took flight there. A flurry of exchanges of photos, videos, and comments went full circle in January of 2018 with an image of Elliot Page and Emma Portner’s nuptial bands matching and fingertips touching.
After two years of marriage, “Juno” star Page came out, and Portner took the opportunity to express her love and support. That said, the two recently called it quits after three years of marriage.
Elle Fanning and Max Minghella
Relationship rumors between Elle Fanning and her Teen Spirit director Max Minghella have been percolating for a long time. Neither chose to address being caught cuddling in London in 2018. Most people think it’s their age difference that has kept it so quiet.
But then, in 2019, the pair showed up at the MET Gala hand in hand. Twelve years is not a big deal. Minghella is barely 35. But, in fact, some have begged to differ.
Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts
Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts fell in love during the 2010 season of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Both nabbed Tony Award nominations. Letts had already received the Pulitzer in 2008 for his play August: Osage County.
They starred in “The Post” together in 2017 and welcomed a baby boy in 2018. The couple wed in 2013. Whenever Letts finishes a writing project, he relies on Coon’s feedback. He sits nervously in another room, listening, and then asks which parts made her laugh. Just as adorable, Coon is moved he cares so much.
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
“Arrested Development” star David Cross and actress Amber Tamblyn prefer privacy. The couple married in 2012 and share one child, a daughter. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” actress Tamblyn announced her birth in 2017. But sometimes it’s impossible to keep things under wraps.
Tamblyn, an open feminist, faced the dicey media situation of finding her comedian husband (“rightfully”) accused of making discriminatory comments to co-star Charlyne Yi in the form of a bad joke. Tamblyn said the incident found them confronting hard times. The media storm blew over and their life is private again.
Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele
Filmmaker Jordan Peele and actress/comedian Chelsea Peretti are a low-key couple. They married secretly in 2016 and had been dating since 2013. Their courtship, however, was very much in the open. Peele adorably proposed to Chelsea via Tweet.
No words, just an engagement ring emoji, and her Twitter name. Five months later, Chelsea posted a picture of a dog and this note: “[red heart emoji] eloped a bit ago.” The only witness was the pup. Now they have a little boy as well, born July 2017. Natural-born storytellers, clearly.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
These two were together ten years before they married in 2019. Hidden away in a quaint New York state farmhouse, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton reside there with their two kids, far from the bustle of the big Apple. “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Morgan met “One Tree Hill’s” Burton at CW, sort of.
“Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles knew both actors and decided the two should meet on a blind date. They met up on a double date with Ackles and Danneel Harris at an LA bar, drank too much, and never parted. It wasn’t just the booze, Burton told “People,” “His confidence was intoxicating.”
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith
This couple’s whirlwind romance kicked up in 2019 and closed out the year with “US Weekly” breaking the news of their secret wedding. British model Jodie Turner-Smith and actor Joshua Jackson met at his celeb-heavy 40th birthday bash at a West Hollywood club. Showbiz media tracked every move for details.
Finally, the couple made a red-carpet appearance at AFI Fest for “Queen & Slim.” After two years, Turner-Smith opened up saying their bond only grows stronger. Meanwhile, the former “Dawson’s Creek” star called the year that also brought their baby girl into their lives, “the happiest whirlwind” of his life.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
This pair is surprisingly low-key considering they’ve been friends since 1994. British actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz met long before he was 007 and she was an Oscar-winning actress. But they didn’t start seeing each other as-more-than friends until the end of 2010.
It happened after starring as a married couple in “Dream House.” They secretly married a year later at a very intimate ceremony. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2018.
Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky
Lady Gaga and wealthy financier Michael Polansky have been an item since they were caught smooching at a New Year’s Eve bash heading into 2020. They’ve been together since then. Polansky accompanied her at the inaugural event in DC.
Earlier in 2020, Gaga hit Instagram with a post saying they’ve been hunkering down together, playing cards and video games. Sources say he likes to lavish her. The Oscar-winning singer told Morning Joe he is the love of her life.
Ashley Olsen and Louis Eisner
It’s no wonder “Full House” twin Ashley Olsen avoids publicity like the plague. She turned to the fashion industry and left acting behind at 18. Now she has something else to protect from the spotlight—her boyfriend Louis Eisner, an artist out of Los Angeles.
Nobody knows how they hooked up, but they were first spotted in LA at Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden in 2017. Their bi-coastal relationship has been solid ever since. They make it work with Eisner staying with Olsen in New York, and she, with him, in LA.
Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks
These lovebirds have been dating for over a year and it looks like things are getting serious. “Hunger Games” actor Liam Hemsworth and English model and actress Gabriella Brooks hosted a New Year’s Eve party at Hemsworth’s sprawling Aussie property.
Plus, it seems she may have moved into the estate. Also, Brooks was recently on Hemsworth’s arm at a family birthday party for older brother Luke Hemsworth’s 40th. It’s been kept quiet, no doubt, since Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were married and divorced, all within a year, ending in 2019.
Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler
Matthew Rutler was a production assistant on the set of “Burlesque “when he met superstar Christina Aguilera in 2009. The pop diva played a small-town girl who makes it in LA. This couple dishes bold shares on social media, but not much in the way of relationship deets. To the point, they announced their engagement six years ago.
It was a cryptic Instagram post that has left fans on the edge of their seats since Valentine’s Day 2014. Their daughter Summer Rain is six years old and they’ve been together for over 10 years.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are famous for trying to kill each other on “Game of Thrones.” Memorably, Ygritte shoots three arrows into Jon Snow. It’s not your average love story. The pair’s real-life love story is more conventionally romantic.
They’ve been living in their English Tudor manor house since GOT concluded. At the end of 2020 they announced their first child is on the way, but no forthcoming details. One thing is certain: the baby is coming!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley
This furtive duo married secretly in December of 2014. Before that, all we knew was that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a girlfriend and that neither of them wanted to openly discuss it. Now it’s out.
The actor/director is married to Tasha McCauley, co-founder, and CEO of a robotics company based at NASA’s research park in Silicon Valley. She met the “Third Rock From The Sun” star on a blind date organized by a mutual friend.
Sean Penn and Leila George
Sean Penn has had an array of prominent wives. He was married to Madonna in the ‘80s and parted ways with Charlize Theron in 2015. Since then, Penn and Leila George have been linked. It came out that they were a couple in 2016 and they tied the knot in the summer of 2020.
It was a happy trajectory to an on-again, off-again relationship. Word is, they bonded during the quarantine. So, it seems natural that they had a Zoom wedding.
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton
Cate Blanchette and Andrew Upton have been married so long they exchange gifts like a microwave or a vacuum cleaner for their wedding anniversary. The two-time Oscar-winning actress met Upton on the set of a TV show in 1996. He proposed after three weeks of dating.
The pair from Australia were joint artistic directors for the Sydney Theatre Company for five years. The “Lord of the Rings” actress says they homeschool their four children at their house in Sydney.
Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence
These two met on a blind date and were together for a year. They went their separate ways but then reunited ten years later! “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Cheryl Burke and former “Boy Meets World” star Matthew Lawrence got back together in 2017.
After two years of romance and a charming wedding proposal on her birthday, the lovebirds celebrated their bond by tying the knot at a grand fairy tale wedding in the month of May.