Most of the time, it seems like everyone in Hollywood is married to someone glamorous and famous. But there are also celebrities who marry non-celebrities. From their high school sweethearts to the people working behind the scenes on movies.
Still, other celebrities try unconventional matches only to find out they don’t always work. Romance in Hollywood can be short-lived and bizarre, but we love to watch what happens when these celebrities choose their partners in life.
Read on to see how much you know about celebrity couples and who married Average Joes.
18. Ben and Christine Stiller
The comedian and filmmaker Ben Stiller is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. No wonder his comedy is effortless. Throughout his career, he has written, starred in, directed, and/or produced more than 50 films.
He also dated several actresses before finally settling down with Christine Taylor. The two met while filming a never-broadcasted TV pilot called Heat Vision and Jack. Christine rose to fame playing Marsha Brady in the Brady Bunch movies. In May 2000, the couple tied the knot in an oceanfront ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. The couple has appeared onscreen together in Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, and Arrested Development.
17. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Jon Hamm, the actor, director, television producer and all-around heartthrob is best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in theTV series Mad Men. He and actress and screenwriter, Jennifer Westfeldt are known to be together since 1997.
The two actors were a solid couple for almost 20 years, but they ended things in 2015. Jon had previously said they would not get married unless they had children. The two never had children, but they did adopt a dog together. No word on who got custody. There are rumors though that the two have started to recently see each other again. Patching things up perhaps?
16. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor is the lead vocalist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also known as The Voice coach.
Aside from arguing with Blake Sheldon on The Voice, Adam is known to date gorgeous models. He and Victoria’s Secret angel, Behati Prinsloo started dating in May 2012. Although their relationship is on again and off again, they eventually tied the knot in July 2014. The couple was dubbed as one of the most beautiful celeb couples. In September 2016, they welcomed their first child.
15. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer who is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. But it was his work in Les Misérables that earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.
The hunky actor has been married to Australian actress and producer, Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996. After two miscarriages and unsuccessful IVF treatments, the couple has decided to adopt two mixed-race children. It may be common for successful Hollywood actors to have much younger women wrapped around their necks but despite the age gap, Hugh and his wife’s marriage have stood the test of time.
14. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Mary-Kate Olsen is the other half of the infamous Olsen twins. They already started their acting career even when they can barely talk. They basically grew up in front of the spotlight. The twins estimated net worth is good enough to set them for life. Mary-Kate is now busy with her other ventures like being a fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman and equestrian.
In May 2012, she and Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy started dating. Despite their huge age difference, the two are often photographed displaying affection and they seem really happy. Then two years after, photos were published showing Mary-Kate wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring. The couple got married on November 27, 2015, at a private residence in New York City.
13. Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend
The voluptuous actress is best known for her role as Joan Holloway drama TV series Mad Men, for which she was nominated for six Emmy Awards. Her good looks and curvy figure have put her in several glamor lists. Christina is actually a natural blonde. She started dying her hair red at age 10 as inspired by the book Anne of Green Gables. She also plays the accordion like her character Joan in Mad Men.
In October 2009, she and film, television, voice and theater actor, Geoffrey Arend tied the knot. Christina has said in interviews that she and her husband do not plan to have children.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
The actress, producer, and designer is known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV series SATC. She won two Emmy Awards for the show, for Outstanding Comedy Series (as producer) in 2001 and another for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004. For her role, she also won four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
SJP and Matthew Broderick met each other through her brother. They tied the knot in May 1997 in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side. They welcomed their first child in 2002 and twin daughters via surrogate in 2009.
11. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell started her acting career on Broadway and gained acknowledgment for her first major role in the teen noir drama TV series Veronica Mars. She was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. In 2008, she had her breakout film role as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and gained more recognition for voicing Princess Anna in the Disney film Frozen.
In late 2007, Kristen and Dax Shephard started dating. In January 2010, the couple announced their engagement. Then on June 26, 2013, Bell asked Shepard to marry her through Twitter, which he accepted. They were married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office and now have two daughters.
10. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
Who wouldn’t know the dapper Irish actor Pierce Brosnan? In 1994, Brosnan became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series. Despite playing a womanizer in his Bond films, he is quite the opposite in real life.
Before meeting Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce has been married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris until she passed away. They were married for 17 years. In 1994, he met American journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico. They got married in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland. They now have two sons together.
9. Carmelo and La La Anthony
The NBA superstar started his basketball career in 2003 where he was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. Since starting his NBA career, Anthony has been named an All-Star nine times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He has also has been a member of the USA Olympic basketball team four times.
La La Anthony is a radio and TV personality, New York Times best-selling author, businesswoman, producer, and actress. Inn 2004, Carmelo and La La got engaged. They tied the knot on on July 10, 2010, at Cipriani’s in New York before 320 guests. The ceremony was filmed by VH1 for use in a reality series of the couple. They have one son.
8. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
The hunky Australian actor is known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011. The girls went crazy over him and his well-toned physique.
But he broke hearts when he asked Spanish actress Elsa Pataky to marry him. The two met through their mutual representatives. After dating for a couple of months, they tied the knot in 2010 over the Christmas holidays. They now have three children, a daughter born in 2012 and twin sons born in 2014.
7. Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
Isla Fisher is an Australian actress is known for her comedic roles in Scooby-Doo, Wedding Crashers and Confessions of a Shopaholic to name a few.
Sacha Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and portraying four fictional characters. They met in 2002 at a party in Sydney, Australia. The couple became engaged in 2004 and then married on 15 March 2010, in a Jewish ceremony in Paris, France. They now have two daughters. Before marrying, Isla converted to Judaism, saying, “I will definitely have a Jewish wedding just to be with Sacha. I would do anything—move into any religion—to be united in marriage with him. We have a future together and religion comes second to love as far as we are concerned.”
6. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
The va-va-voom actress has appeared in several films, TV shows and even acted on stage throughout her acting career. She also won several awards for her performances. She is one of the highest paid actors and is frequently included in glamor lists.
In November 2012, Scarlett started dating Frenchman Romain Dauriac, the owner of an independent advertising agency. A year after, they announced their engagement. In September 2014, the couple welcomed their first child and tied the knot not long after giving birth.
5. Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. He’s also won several awards for his acting.
Aside from his impressive resume, he has also been romantically attached to famous women including his first wife Patricia Arquette and second wife Lisa Marie Presley but both ended in divorce. He met his third wife Alice Kim, a former waitress who previously worked at the Los Angeles restaurant Kabuki and at the Los Angeles-based Korean nightclub. They got married at a private ranch in Northern California on July 30, 2004, and she gave birth to their son in 2005. But after 11 years of marriage, the couple got separated early in 2016.
4. Matt Damon and Luciana Barrosa
Matt Damon, actor, film producer and screenwriter is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his acting career.
She dated several women before finally settling down with Argentine beauty Luciana Barroso. They met in April 2003 when he was filming in Miami. They became engaged in September 2005 and married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. They have four children.
3. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
The stunning actress, model and businesswoman has won several awards and nominations for her performances. She rose to fame as the lead star in the TV series Dark Angel.
In 2004, she met Cash Warren, son of actor Michael Warren, while filming Fantastic Four. Then in May 2008, the couple tied the knot. They have two beautiful daughters. In 2012, she co-founded The Honest Company and owns 15 to 20 percent of the company.
2. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
The actress and former teen star is widely praised for her wholesome image and went on to become a widely praised “role model for children”. But in 2005, she started to transition to more adult roles and won awards and recognition for the roles she played.
In 2008, she started dating actor Adam Shulman and got engaged in November 2011. The couple got married on September 29, 2012, in Big Sur, California in an interfaith Christian and Jewish service. They welcomed their first child in 2016.
The comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In 2007, Jimmy Fallon met his wife, Nancy Juvonen, when he was invited to her birthday party by Drew Barrymore. Drew owns Flower Films with Juvonen and had just finished filming Fever Pitch with Fallon. A few months later he proposed on the dock at sunset in August 2007. They were married three months later and have two daughters via surrogacy.
These unlikely celebrity couples prove that opposites attract. Also, sometimes celebrities prefer none-celebrity spouses. Some of the marriages didn’t last but most of them proved that a happy and strong marriage can still exist even in Hollywood.