Let’s get real: celebrities are a common feature in many of our fantasies. We imagine serendipitously meeting our favorite stars and falling in love or just enjoying a night together, but then we open our eyes and bring ourselves back to reality.
That’s the sad ending for many fantasies, but some regular, comely looking people have managed to turn a fantasy into a reality by snagging a hot celebrity. Somehow, people that wouldn’t turn a single head while walking down the street have managed to secure relationships with some of the hottest people in the world.
Let’s find out who these lucky “ugly spouses” are. Number 4 will really blow your mind!
#18 Lorde and James Lowe
While Lorde and James Lowe aren’t technically married, they do have a fairly serious long-term relationship that has caught the public’s attention for one main reason: she’s hot, he’s not. The criticism on social media turned pretty ugly when it was revealed that the two were dating, with many calling the 24-year-old photographer “ugly” and some people even making racist comments.
#17 Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Something just doesn’t make sense when you look at Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault. Perhaps his vast wealth in the billions of dollars has something to do with it, or maybe personality really does trump all. Based off looks, though, these two couldn’t be farther apart. It’s worth mentioning that Pinault had a relationship and a child with another woman way out of his league, model Linda Evangelista.
#16 Isla Fisher And Sacha Baron Cohen
They say a good sense of humor is one of the most attractive qualities, and that regularly being able to make a girl laugh is the way to her heart. That’s clearly the case with Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen because just from looking at them, Fisher is way out of his league. Cohen does have his height going for him as he’s way taller than Fisher, so maybe she has a thing for tall guys.
#15 Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
This one really blows the mind. Not only did Pierce Brosnan play the most dangerous and sexy man in the world, James Bond, he’s only gotten more distinguished as he’s aged. Unfortunately, Keely Shaye Smith has had struggles with her weight in recent years. At one point, the scales didn’t tip so heavily in favour of Brosnan being the hot one, but it’s just a fact now.
#14 Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
We’re guessing in the case of Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman that Banks simply wasn’t aware of how good looking she was when she married Handelman. They met while the two were in college, so Handelman was wise to lock down this beauty before she realized her full potential. They have two children together and have been an item for 10+ years.
#13 Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder
We feel a little bad about this one because Daniel Moder looks like a perfectly nice guy, and in everyday life, he’d likely be called attractive. On the other hand, this is Julia Roberts we’re talking about. She could’ve had any man she wanted, but she chose a cameraman working one of her films. Perhaps that means Moder has a really incredible personality or their chemistry just couldn’t be denied.
#12 Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
She might not be the hottest housewife on “Desperate Housewives”, but Felicity Huffman is still pretty hot. William H. Macy, however, probably doesn’t get called hot very often. He seems like a genuinely good guy and they seem happy together, so we still approve this union. As long as Macy doesn’t go near any of the other housewives…
#11 Beyonce and Jay-Z
Hollywood loves the coupling of Beyonce and Jay-Z as the two premiere stars of the music business and marriage partners, but if these two stood next to each other we definitely wouldn’t pair them together based on attractiveness. Perhaps Beyonce was attracted to Jay-Z’s mind and business savvy as he’s done quite well for himself.
#10 John C. Reilly and Alison Dickey
This one is actually a bit of a twist because John C. Reilly and Allison Dickey are basically on a level playing field when it comes to the looks department. Maybe beauty really isn’t what matters most, though, because Reilly and Dickey have been together for over 22 years and they still seem really happy.
#9 Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk
Jenna Fischer is everyone’s favourite secretary from “The Office” in which she played the adorable Pam Beasly, but Lee Kirk just seems awkward in every picture taken of the couple. Kirk had an inside track to Fischer’s heart as he was the screenwriter on “Sad Happy Sucker,” in which Fischer starred in. They’ve been married since 2010 and have two children together.
#8 Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
We fondly remember Sarah Jessica Parker in her “Sex And The City” days as Carrie, the woman who enjoyed the company of many men. In real life, though, Parker chose Matthew Broderick to spend her life with. Broderick has definitely gone downhill since his “Ferris Bueller” days, and it was reported that he even cheated on Parker a few years ago.
#7 Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric
Here’s the recap: Adriana Lima is a Brazillian supermodel that models for Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret. Marko Jaric is a Serbian NBA player with eyes that are way too close together. That might be mean, but come on! How can he even appreciate Lima’s beauty with those beady little things?!
#6 Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
We have yet another example of a funny-man winning the heart of a more attractive partner. Dax Shepard isn’t hideous looking by any means, but Kristen Bell has a beautiful gracefulness about her that seems strange paired with Shepard’s goofy looks and personality. They officially married in California in 2013 after gay marriage became legal, and they have a daughter together.
#5 Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey has it all, talent, beauty, and an incredible sense of humor. The only thing she’s missing is an equally attractive husband. Jeff Richmond likely turns heads, but for the wrong reasons. He’s much shorter than Fey and roughly 10 years older. Fey once said that Richmond is the only man she’s ever been with, so perhaps she just doesn’t know any better!
#4 Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend
If you can’t spot the difference between these two, it’s time to get your eyes checked. Christina Hendricks is best remembered as the redheaded smoke show from “Mad Men”, and Geoffrey Arend is most well-known as the awkward guy that stands next to her on the red carpet. The weirdest thing is that Hendricks apparently was the one to chase Arend at first, which might just be the most confounding fact in the universe.
#3 Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Mary-Kate Olsen is 30 years old, and Olivier Sarkozy is 47 years old. That’s a 17-year age gap between the two, and that’s not the only dramatic difference. The age might have something to do with it, but Olsen is in a completely different league than Sarkozy. They basically look like a father and daughter when they go out together, and theoretically, they could be!
#2 Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee
Jesse Williams is the famously handsome actor from “Grey’s Anatomy” and model for Tommy Hilfiger. Aryn Drake-Lee is…completely unknown besides being Williams wife. This is another case of a less-attractive person locking up a more attractive person before they realize their full potential. Despite the difference in appearance, the two claim they’re still madly in love and totally happy.
#1 Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
At last, the epic finale: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. Jackman is known around the word for rugged good looks and charismatic personality. The two seem very happy together as they’ve been married 18 years, but it’s hard not to notice that Furness is 13 years older than Jackman. All we can say is props to Furness for locking him up after only dating for 4 months.
Clearly, there are some exceptions to the “hot people only marry hot people” theory that some people claim as a fact. There are many cases of sexy celebrities marrying much less attractive people, and that’s enough to give us all hope of one day bagging a beautiful star!
Obviously, there’s a host of other factors that come into picking a spouse. Just like with everyday people, personality, sense of humor, and similar interests among other things all come into play when selecting a mate.
Which of these ugly spouses surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share the list with your family and friends!