These Celebrity Couples Give Us All the Feels
Hollywood relationships that last tend to be few and far between, but there are also more than a few that might make you want to find your soulmate and love the heck out of them. Whether these celebs are defining the phrase "power couple" or they’re staying out of the spotlight raising their families, each pair has its own qualities that make us love their love.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood. They met back in 1994 when she auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Although she didn’t get the part, the two started dating a year later and tied the knot in 1997.
Flash forward over 20 years and Will and Jada are still going strong. They've raised two kids, Jaden and Willow, who have followed in their parents' footsteps. Despite some ups and downs, thanks in part to negative press, Will and Jada have managed to stay focused on their marriage and each other.
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have a love that most people dream about. They met in Australia on the set of the TV show Corelli back in 1995. From very early on, Jackman knew that Furness was his one true love. They tied the knot in 1996 and have two children, Oscar and Ava, both of whom were adopted.
The Greatest Showman star simply adores his wife and speaks about her at length during his live shows. These days, the happy couple splits their time between Los Angeles and Australia. They’re notoriously private and rarely step out together.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have a marriage that’s based on love and mutual respect. The daytime television host started dating the Ally McBeal actress in 2004. Four years later, the couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony held at their home in Los Angeles.
Since that time, DeGeneres and de Rossi have defied the odds and have outlasted any negative rumors about their union. In 2018, the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. De Rossi gifted her wife a gorilla sanctuary, which is fitting because they’re both big animal lovers. The other key to their strong marriage? Laughter.
Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel met sometime in the late ‘00s at a birthday party. They started talking, and their relationship blossomed. Although they broke up briefly in 2011, they reconciled and ended up getting married in 2012. Biel wore a stunning pink wedding gown when she exchanged vows with Timberlake in Italy.
Three years later, Timberlake and Biel became parents. Their son, Silas, is an additional layer of love in their marriage. They stay out of the public eye as much as possible, but when they do post photos on social media, their love for one another comes through.
Barack & Michelle Obama
The former president and first lady of the United States have one of the strongest marriages. Barack Obama met Michelle at Sidley Austin LLP law firm back in 1989, where Michelle worked as his mentor. Barack didn't waste any time taking their professional relationship to the next level and asked his future wife out on a date.
The pair ended up getting married in 1992 and are the proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia. Michelle has been a rock for her husband through some very challenging times, but the tender love they have for each other is beyond special.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka are relationship goals all the way around. Burtka proposed in 2007 and Harris proposed in 2008. Before tying the knot, the couple welcomed fraternal twins, Gideon Scott, a boy, and Harper Grace, a girl. Becoming fathers was life-changing for them both.
In 2014, Harris and Burtka exchanged vows in Italy wearing custom Tom Ford tuxedos. They kicked up the romance level, having Elton John perform at the reception. Unsurprisingly, they’ve been happily married ever since. What keeps their marriage intact? Communication. "In our relationship, communication is super important," NPH previously said.
Viola Davis & Julius Tennon
Viola Davis met her husband Julius Tennon in the early 2000s. They tied the knot in 2003 and have a daughter named Genesis. In 2016, Davis, in a Carmen Marc Valvo gown, and her husband renewed their wedding vows in California.
"I wanted an experience of feeling alive. There’s no better way to feel what life is truly about than the birth of a child and getting married to someone you love — really love. It's a reminder. A wake-up. My career is about success but my marriage and my life is about significance," Davis told InStyle Magazine about her relationship with Tennon.
Kirk Douglas & Anne Buydens
Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens have been married since 1954, making them one of the longest-living celebrity couples. When asked how they've managed to stay together for so long, Douglas joked, "That’s easy. I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I’m going with you!"
When they first started dating, they used to pen each other love letters. They detailed their love — and these letters — in their book "Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood." These days, both are over age 100, making them a centennial couple.
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
In the fall of 2011, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde's lives changed forever, just by their meeting. The two connected at a finale party for Saturday Night Live and instantly hit it off. In 2013, Sudeikis proposed, and these two were officially official. However, they haven't actually gotten married.
Life has been a bit hectic for the lovebirds in the best way possible. They started a family in 2014, welcoming their son Otis. They then welcomed their second child, a daughter they named Daisy, in 2016. While balancing their professional careers and their lives as parents, wedding planning hasn't been very high on their to-do lists.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson first met on the set of Bosom Buddies. The couple got married in 1988 and welcomed their first child, Chester "Chet" Marlon, in 1990. Five years later, the couple welcomed their second son, Truman Theodore.
Tom and Rita have worked on several projects together over the years. For example, they both starred in Sleepless in Seattle and they co-produced My Big Fat Greek Wedding. When they aren't working, you’re most likely to find Tom and Rita relaxing in Greece. Rita is Greek, of course, and the Mediterranean country has become their favorite vacation spot.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban found love in 2005 and have been together ever since. They met at G'Day LA, a Hollywood event honoring Australians, and were married the following year. The actress and the country music star are parents to two girls, Sunday and Faith. Kidman and Urban have homes in Sydney, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York.
"[Meeting Nicole] and getting married wasn't life-changing, it was life-beginning. It was literally, like, 'OK, life starts,'" Urban said in 2016. And if you ask Urban's wife how they keep their marriage healthy, she will tell you that they always kiss "hello" and "goodbye."
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been married for more than two decades. The lovebirds met on the set of All My Children in 1995 and eloped in Las Vegas months later. Their whirlwind romance has been fueled by their undeniable chemistry, which is evident on social media and whenever they’re together.
Ripa has been very candid about her sex life and has said that her marriage has lasted so long because she and Consuelos frequent the bedroom. The two are proud parents to three beautiful children, Michael, Lola and Joaquin. They often post sweet photos of their family on Instagram.
Kate Middleton & Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding was one of the most-watched television events in history. Their sweet love was shared with the world back in 2011, and the infatuation with the royal couple hasn't slowed much. Not only are people obsessed with these two, but many are simply enamored by their three adorable children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Wills and Kate have known each other for years, first meeting when they were students at the University of St. Andrews. Their love has blossomed over time, and while they’re fairly reserved in public, their love is undeniable.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
It's the love story of the football quarterback and one of the biggest supermodels of all time. New England Patriots star Tom Brady met Gisele Bundchen through a mutual friend, and the two had an instant spark. In fact, Bundchen says that they haven't spent a day apart since they met.
Bundchen and Brady currently raise their two kids, Benjamin and Vivian, in a Boston suburb but will soon be moving their family to Connecticut, and they’re bound to dazzle their new neighborhood with their incredible love. Who wouldn't want to see a revival of the couple's avocado toast Halloween costume?
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have one of the most enviable relationships ever. The two started off as friends, even going on a double date with their respective significant others at one point, but ended up falling in love. Their relationship thrives thanks to incredible chemistry, good communication and great senses of humor, which are evident on social media.
Blake and Ryan are parents to three sweet girls but are very cautious when it comes to sharing too many candid details with the world. They’re wrapped up in their little love bubble, and no one is mad about it.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
While she struggled in the dating world as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker has gotten lucky when it comes to finding love in real life. She’s been married to Matthew Broderick for more than two decades, and the couple is still going strong.
With three kids under their roof in Greenwich Village in New York, Parker and Broderick live privately and are both focused on what's important in life. "Relationships are hard. I always felt that I wanted to invest more. I love him, and I think he’s brilliant," Parker said in 2018.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's amazing love story is one that so many people enjoy hearing. The two met at a birthday party in 2007, but it wasn't until they connected a couple of weeks later that they started to catch feelings for one another.
Although the two did go on to get engaged, they made a vow not to get married until same-sex marriage was legal in California, and that's exactly what happened. They ended up tying the knot after the 2013 ruling, heading to the courthouse for a no-frills celebration that was filled with plenty of happy tears.
Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec
Ballroom dancer Kym Johnson found love with businessman and Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec when they were partnered up on Dancing With the Stars. The duo hit it off instantly, and romance rumors started flying around. After filming the show, the two kept their off-screen relationship going and ended up getting married.
The Herjavecs welcomed twins Haven and Hudson in April 2018. After finding love on the show, Kym decided that she wouldn't return to the TV ballroom. She's been dedicated to her family and raising her gorgeous babies. Robert previously said that when he met his now-wife he felt "complete."
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani found love on The Voice and have a very sweet connection. Both were previously married when they met, and they bonded on a different level, having multiple things in common. Over the past few years, Blake and Gwen have grown together and they have become the best of friends.
Fans can't get enough of their playful relationship, which often comes through on television. Many are hoping that they tie the knot, but Blake and Gwen seem more than happy just living their best lives together. It was an unexpected pairing that blossomed into something quite beautiful.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
Fans adore this couple because their love is palpable. Both Chrissy Teigen and John Legend often share the sweetest — and funniest — moments of their lives on social media, making them super relatable.
They met on the set of Legend’s 2007 music video Stereo, and they’ve been together ever since. Legend and Teigen got married in 2013 and are proud parents of two adorable children, a daughter named Luna and a son named Miles. Back in 2013, Legend penned "All of Me" for his beloved wife. He previously said that Teigen inspired him to write the love song.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is living a dream after she married into royalty — and somewhat-promptly decided to scale back on the royal lifestyle. She and Prince Harry were introduced by a friend, and their love was nothing short of a whirlwind romance. The couple made international headlines when they announced their engagement. Harry proposed with an incredible diamond ring from Botswana, and the couple exchanged vows at St. George's Chapel in 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, a son they named Archie, about a year later. Meghan and Harry are very much in love, which is clear from the way they look at each other.
Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
Tennis star Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian met at the Rome Cavalieri hotel. The two connected instantly, and their love blossomed from there. In December 2016, the couple got engaged and Williams made the announcement on Reddit, the site that Ohanian co-founded. The post was titled, "I said yes."
When Williams got pregnant with the couple's daughter, she told Ohanian the exciting news by giving him a bag full of positive pregnancy tests. The baby girl was given her daddy's name, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Her birth, unsurprisingly, was announced on Reddit.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been a beautiful match for decades. Although they never made their relationship official by tying the knot, they've been going strong since 1983. They first met while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in the late '60s but didn't start dating until years later.
"I think the secret is to know when to depend on somebody and when not to," Hawn told Woman's Day. "The other part is to stay as sexy as you can and make sure you focus on all of those aspects of a healthy relationship — and sexuality is definitely one of them."
Beyonce & Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z aren’t called the King and Queen of Hip Hop for nothing. The two entertainers started dating on the down-low and eventually tied the knot in 2008. Despite being uber-famous, the couple has done their absolute best to stay out of the spotlight.
Aside from collaborating in their personal lives (they’re parents to Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir), they've also gotten together on a professional level, recording a few songs together. This real-life Bonnie and Clyde recorded the hit single "Crazy in Love" and even took home a Grammy for it.
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar have one of the sweetest love stories ever. The couple met in 1997 while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer. They tied the knot in 2002 and have two kids together.
Freddie Prinze Jr. was a major heartthrob in the ‘90s and just about everyone loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, making this union a match made in Hollywood heaven. The couple ensures they make time for each other, even when their schedules are busy, which is key to keeping their marriage strong. They also live extremely private lives.
David & Victoria Beckham
What happens when a Spice Girl meets a soccer star? Sparks fly! David and Victoria Beckham met in the Manchester United players’ lounge back in 1997 and got married two years later. Although things have changed for them over the years — Victoria left the music industry and started her own clothing line, for example — their love is still going strong.
Victoria and David are parents to Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. Both Brooklyn and Romeo are getting into modeling just like their mom and dad. The Beckhams reside in London primarily and spend lots of time together as a family.
Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis
Fans of That ‘70s Show always wanted Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis to date, but the actors had different plans — at least early on in their friendship. After Kutcher's split from Demi Moore, however, he and Kunis got their shot at love and their relationship has been straight fire ever since.
The couple seems to be doing just fine raising their two kids Wyatt and Dimitri. They often spend time out and about with their children, whether running errands or enjoying an afternoon at Disneyland. Seeing them together is the cutest thing.
John Krasinski & Emily Blunt
It's not every day that a Hollywood marriage works out, but actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are defying the odds. They met back in 2008 thanks to a mutual friend, and Krasinski has pretty much admitted that it was love at first sight. John and Emily got married in 2010 and are parents to two girls, Hazel and Violet.
Both John and Emily are super supportive of each other's respective careers, which makes them an ideal match. Krasinski said he was "honored" to be on his wife's arm at the SAG Awards — she was a double-nominee in 2019.
George & Amal Clooney
Just about everyone wondered who would be the woman to change George Clooney's life. Cue Amal Alamuddin. George and Amal have a special love story that saw the Ocean's 11 actor go from an eternal bachelor to an all-around family man. George and Amal got married in Italy in 2014. Two years later, Amal got pregnant with twins.
In 2017, the Clooneys became a family of four when Alexander and Ella were born. They all live an extremely private life in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, just outside of London. Despite popping up in the tabloids now and again, George and Amal are doing just fine.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were friends for years before they ended up falling in love. They always had something special, but they constantly seemed to be dating other people. However, things eventually worked out, and the two have started a big family.
From their engagement, which took place at a rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco, to their insanely gorgeous wedding, which was nothing short of an Italian fairytale, these two have done love right. These days, they’re quite busy with their children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.