We all probably think that if a celeb is dating someone who is not in the Hollywood state-of-mind is a strong no-no.
The couples on this list disprove that stereotype, showing that when you find the right one, love can cross any border. These celebs found their significant others far from the Hollywood spotlight, and its beautiful to see.
Take a look:
#1. Matt Damon and Bartender Luciana Barroso
As a beautiful bartender, I’m sure you get a lot of uninvited attention from the drunks at the bar.
However, when bartender Luciana Barroso was doing her shift at a bar in Miami, she surely wasn’t going to turn down her customer. Yes, when Matt Damon hits on you, you know you’ve gotten lucky.
The “Good Will Hunting” star met his future wife when he was dragged out to a bar while filming “Stuck on You”. Turns out, it is Matt who feels like he has hit the jackpot, wonderfully claiming in an article
“My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her.”
This gorgeous duo has been hitched since 2005 and is raising five daughters together.
#2. Alec Baldwin and Yoga Instructor Hilaria Thomas
The unbelievable and well-Known Alec Baldwin just could not take his eyes off the striking yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas who he spotted at a raw-food restaurant in Manhattan. As Alex states, he felt “compelled” introduce himself.
Funnily enough, Thomas, who is not much into television, was more concerned about their 16-year age difference then the celebrity status of her fanatic. But after a long and successful courtship, a wedding, and a child later, it all worked out for this glam pair.
#3. Cynthia Nixon and Education Activist Christine Marinoni
“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon met future wife Christine Marinoni at an education activist meeting in 2002, but only started dating two years later. Funnily enough, Nixon confesses she had never ever kissed a girl before dating Marinoni, and had been married to her high school sweetheart Danny Mozes till 2003.
Marinoni not only the first non-celeb, it was the first female the star had ever dated too! The couple is happily married with a beautiful daughter now.
#4. Marcia Cross and Stockbroker Tom Mahoney
Desperate Housewives star Maria Cross seems to be energetic both on and off the screen. The actress spotted her now-husband while picking out fa bouquet at a flower shop, noticed Mahoney, and made the first move by giving the flower shop owner her number to pass along to the businessman! Clearly she was not afraid to make the first move.
It seemed to do the trick as the couple tied the knot two years later with their love growing by the day.
#5. Vince Vaughn and Realtor Kyla Weber
Vince Vaughn, who dated Hollywood sweetheart Jennifer Aniston, decided dating celebs is not his style when he spotted future wife and realtor Kyla Weber.
It seems when you find the one, you just know, or so says Vince Vaughn who could not stop gushing about his wife when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I met the best girl in the world” Vaughn said, continuing “It gives you such a great purpose in your life. If I would’ve met her, I would’ve done it a long time ago so I’m very, very happy.”
Seems true love does in fact does exist.
#6. Zach Galifianakis and Activist Quinn Lundberg
Hilarious Hangover star may not have married a celeb, but his wife Quinn Lunberg has plenty to boast for herself. Lundberg is a co-founder of “Growing Voices, a nonprofit organization to increase rural education in Malawi as well as support domestic violence survivors in North Carolina. With this power house of a wife, who needs a celeb?
The two wed in a super private affair back in 2012 and have welcomed 2 children since.
#7. Scarlett Johansson and Journalist Romain Dauriac
While they are now on the rocks with speak of divorce in the air, sexy Scarlett Johansson used to be delighted with her marriage to husband and journalist Romain Dauriac. It is reported that it was their shared love of art, which they bonded over, leading to a romance and eventually a marriage.
Johansson, in an interview with Parade in 2015 stated that she loves the fact that her and her husband are in different career fields, but with rumors of a split in the air, one can only imagine what went wrong.
#8. Steve Harvey and Fashion Lover Marjorie Bridges
Although not much is known about Harvey’s wife Marjorie Bridges, what is known is the crazy way these two first met. When Harvey was in the middle of a performance in a comedy club, he spotted his future wife in the crowd and said, while on stage, right there and then,”I don’t know who you are but I’m going to marry you,” and who says love at first sight isn’t a thing??
Although the two didn’t stay in touch until reconnecting in 2005, they are now married with quite a romantic story to tell.
#9. Meryl Streep and Sculptor Don Gummer
Meryl Streep’s relationship, much like her fame, has been long lasting. Years ago, when they young Streep went to stay at her brother’s friend’s apartment, she fell in love. Her and sculptor Don Grummer have been married since 1979.
In the 2012 Academy Awards, she gave her husband a hearty mention, expressing her love and gratitude. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, “First I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me.”
#10. Jeremy Seinfeld and PR Executive Jessica Sklar
When Seinfeld approached Sklar at a gym on the Upper West Side, he had no idea she happened to wed someone at the time. After the pair ultimately married, Sklar recalled about how Seinfeld made her laugh while she was going through a very difficult time. “He came around again and said something funny, and I actually had to laugh.” She stated.
Soon after she met Seinfeld she broke off her marriage, and only a year later the two were engaged.
#11. Paul Rudd and Publicist Julie Yaeger
Everyone knows the adorable and hilarious Paul Rudd, and how he met his wife Julie Yaeger is equally as endearing. When Rudd broke out in the film “Clueless”, he moved to New York and found a publicist. Julie Yaeger happened to have been a publicist at the same firm.
Rudd and Yaeger kept bumping heads and Rudd, knowing barely anyone in the city, asked her out to lunch. The lovebirds have been strong since then throughout Rudd’s growing success as a performer.
#12. Zoey Saldana and Artist Marco Perego
The shockingly striking Saldana has superheroes in “Guardian of the Galaxy”, but she may have them in real life too. She has impressed with her roles in various film, boasting beauty and talent. So just how did she meet her Italian artist husband?
Saldana, known for her privacy, gave an extremely cryptic response when. Asked the question, she responded, “I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life, it was like I found all my answers with him not in him. I was finding my answers on my own.”
#13. Oprah Wiinfrey and author/businessman Stedman Graham
Though Orpah’s relationship with long-time partner Graham is kept very private, these two have a long and close relationship, standing side by side for 30 years.
Both have lived rich lives, Oprah becoming “The Queen of Talk” and Graham becoming a businessman with many successful businesses under his belt. Fascinatingly, the two have never tied the knot as Oprah feels she has no interest in marriage.
#14. John Bon Jovi and Highschool Sweetheart Dorothea Hurley
Proving high school relationships can last, Jon Bon Jovi and longtime girlfriend Dorothea Hurley tied the know in Las Vegas all the way back in 1989. The two have a high school drama of their own since Hurley was dating Bon Jovi’s best friend when they first met.
Their relationship did go through hard times, as dealing with fame can’t be easy for any relationship. During his pursuit of rock and fame, Hurley and Bon Jovi called it quits for four years. But when he realized his mistake he came running back and the two have been happily together since.
#15. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
In true fairytale fashion, hair to the throne Prince William met future wife Kate Middleton in the most ordinary way possible. As normal teenagers attending the same university, the two crossed paths, the Prince taking note of the pretty brunette.
But what sealed the deal was when, during the second semester, Middleton appeared in a charity fashion show called Don’t Walk. She paraded down the runway in nothing but a sheer dress and black panties. Prince William, with front row seats, could not take his eyes off. From there, the pursuit began, and a royal wedding later, the fairytale continues.
#16. Kevin Jonas and former Hairdresser Daniella Deleasa
Rumors have been around that Jonas and Deleasa where childhood friends and neighbors, but the truth is the pair met in the Bahamas while on vacation in 2007. Not much is known about the wife of Kevin Jonas other than she is a former hairdresser and was able to get a Jonas (you go girl!)
Its reported while in the Bahamas, Jonas spotted Deleasa walking down the beach with a flower in her hair. Kevin felt a pull he couldn’t deny and caught up with the girl to ask her on the date. They’ve been going strong every since!
#17. Eddie Redmayne and PR executive Hannah Bagshaw
These childhood sweethearts started their romance as friends. They met way back when the Oscar winner was studying at his school Eton College. Hannah was boarding at a nearby girl’s school, the two met, flirted and the rest is history!
While the Fantastic Beasts star certainly is someone to drawl over now, back in the day that certainly was not the case! Recently in an interview Redmayne joked that he is beyond grateful his wife found him attractive as a “spotty teenager” and still does now! The two have an adorable one-year old baby daughter named Iris Mary.
#18. Tom Felton and Stunt Assistant Jade Olivia
It’s quite hard to picture the Draco Malfoy actor as anything but pure evil, yet it is clear from the adorable romance with long-time girlfriend Jade Olivia that Felton is a softie at heart. Felton and Olivia have been dating for 8 years and although she started off as an unknown, she has since made a name for herself as a stunt assistant in the Harry Potter films and even played Draco’s wife in the last Harry Potter film.
What is adorable about their romance is that Tom cannot help but gush about Olivia. Added to the adorable Instagram pics and captions posted by these two, Tom is quoted saying “My best friend is… my girlfriend Jade. Having someone who truly understands you, where you don’t have to sugar-coat things and where most conversations can be held with just a look, is rare.”
#19. Adele and Charity CEO Simon Konecki
While the exact story of their meeting in unknown, there are rumors that the pair were introduced by Ed Sheeran while Adele was recovering from her throat surgery in 2011, and while the award-winning vocalist was determined to stay single to devote herself to her music career that year, she and Simon hit it off in a way she could not ignore.
Since the first time they were spotted together in 2012, the pair have been inseparable, and he is faithfully by her side at all her awards ceremonies were, let’s admit, she usually needs the help to carry all her trophies. The two are pretty cute, and back in 2016 Simon showered her with love notes whole she sang on stage at Nashville, now we understand why all her love songs are so damn good!
#20. Patrick Dempsey and Hair stylist Jillian Fink
Jillian and Patrick first met in 1990 at her very own hair salon. Killian says jokingly that when she first says his name on her appointment book she was convinced her co-workers were playing a trick on her! But when he actually pitched up for the appointment, she turned on her flirt, and and Dempsey fell for her big time.
In 1999 the couple wed with an intimate ceremony. The couple have 3 children together and it is known that despite his busy acting schedule, Dempsey is as hands on of a dad as he can be! The two filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage but in in a bid to fight for their marriage, called off their divorce last year. We all stand by their decision and hope they can work through it!