Celebrities tend to gravitate towards each other, while others only have a taste for backup dancers and models who are way too young (yes, J.Lo and Leo, we’re looking at you!). But there are other stars who crave some normalcy in their lives, which only a mere civilian can provide.
Duchess Kate and Prince William
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Unlike Clooney, who used to date waitresses for a short time before moving on to the next one, Damon met Barroso at a Miami Beach bar where she was working as a bartender. It was the meet-cute to end all meet-cutes: he hid behind her bar in order to escape the paparazzi — and it was love at first sight. They are still going strong, married nearly a decade after opting for a low-key wedding, and now with four children.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
OK, Shulman is an actor-turned-jewellery designer; does that still count? We're saying yes because of the way he treats his Oscar-winning wife. These two had a gorgeous wedding ceremony and welcomed their first son together, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, in 2016. They've been together for nearly a decade now! Swoon.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
They've been married for a dozen years but the couple started in controversy. Roberts and Moder met on the set of The Mexican back in 2000, in which she starred and he was a cameraman. A married cameraman (she, meanwhile, was dating Benjamin Bratt). His marriage to makeup artist Vera Steimberg was already rumoured to be on the rocks but I'm sure one of the world's biggest actresses hanging around didn't help. After marrying his mistress like these other celebrities, Danny and Julia now have three children and stay off the grid, for the most part, living in New Mexico.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Banks has an array of wacky roles on her resumé so it's understandable that she keeps things pretty straitlaced in her personal life. She's been married to producer Handelman since 2003, with whom she shares two kids. Like Kim Kardashian, she is one celeb mom who welcomed babies using a surrogate.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
Jer and Jess met at a gym. He was, well, the star of Seinfeld; she was a PR exec for Tommy Hilfiger ... and engaged to another man. Four months after returning from her honeymoon to Eric Nederlander, she left her husband for Jerry. (Ouch.) The two have been married since 1999, have three children, and will live off his sitcom royalties for decades to come.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley
For those of you who wanted JGL to find adorkable love with Zooey Deschanel, my apologies. The actor has found a way to capture the heart of brilliant, beautiful McCauley, co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, a robotics company based at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, Calif. Beauty, brains and two kids with Joe? Lucky!
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
He's a producer (they met on the set of Fantastic Four) who went to Yale; she's an actress who is becoming more known for her environmentally friendly The Honest Company. Some say Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are one celeb couple who look related. They were married in 2008 and have two adorable daughters and a new baby son.
Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber
The Swingers star (yes, he has starred in many, many films but that is how he will forever be remembered by us) and the Canadian realtor are happily hitched with two kids. Now that's money.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
Juvonen's pal and producing partner is Drew Barrymore (they co-own Flower Films) so she's not "normal," per se. She met Fallon on the set of Fever Pitch (in which Barrymore and Fallon were the leads) and love blossomed ever since. The two have two children and Fallon is rapidly becoming the king of late night.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Toth doesn't exactly have a regular job. In fact, the talent agent might interact with more stars than Witherspoon. The only rough patch in their marriage thus far was their 2013 arrest (he for driving under the influence; she for disorderly conduct). Other than that embarrassing incident — of the "Don't you know who I am?" variety — they are all good.
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