In the ever-evolving world of celebrity romance, a new duo has emerged, turning heads and setting the internet ablaze. Pop sensation Taylor Swift and NFL star Travis Kelce have recently been dubbed the latest “IT” couple, creating quite a stir in the entertainment and sports worlds. Their unexpected pairing has caught everyone off guard, proving that love truly knows no bounds.
However, this isn’t the first time a celebrity couple has stolen the limelight. Over the years, numerous star-studded romances have captured our hearts and dominated headlines. From iconic Hollywood pairings to power couples in music and sports, these love stories have left an indelible mark on pop culture. Let’s take a look back at 20 other couples who’ve had us all hooked.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen‘s relationship is one of the most admired in Hollywood. Their love story began in 2006 when they met on the set of Legend’s music video for “Stereo,” where Teigen starred as his love interest. After dating for around four years, Legend proposed to Teigen during a vacation in the Maldives in December 2011. They got married in two different ceremonies in 2013 and are now proud parents. Over the years, they have faced several challenges but remain as in love as ever.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, two renowned figures in Hollywood, have been in a committed relationship for over 40 years. Their love story began back in 1968 when they met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family. Despite their long-standing relationship, the couple has chosen not to marry, a decision Hawn attributes to the desire to avoid “ugly and hurtful” divorces. This unconventional approach to their relationship has not diminished their commitment to each other, with Hawn expressing joy in working with her partner. The celebrity couple, who later collaborated on 1983’s Swing Shift, continues to captivate fans with their enduring love story.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson have been an iconic couple since their high school days in Akron, Ohio. Having met as teenagers, their love story has been a journey of support, companionship, and mutual growth that led to their marriage in September 2013. The couple had a star-studded ceremony in San Diego, California.
Despite the glitz and glamour of being a celebrity couple, LeBron and Savannah have remained grounded, celebrating ten dynamic years of marriage in 2023.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra‘s relationship has been a captivating journey of love and companionship. The celebrity couple first started communicating in 2016 and met in February 2017. They began dating in May 2018 and within a few months, they were engaged, marking a significant milestone in their relationship. The couple tied the knot in a grand wedding extravaganza in Jodhpur, India, in December 2018, which comprised two ceremonies – a traditional Hindu one and a Western one. Their bond grew stronger with time and they welcomed their daughter, Malti Marie, in 2022.
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish first met at a dinner party in 1993. The connection was instant, leading to a relationship that has spanned nearly three decades. They made their partnership official in December 2005, following the legalization of same-sex civil partnerships. Despite the challenges that come with public scrutiny, they have remained steadfast, becoming an emblematic figure for same-sex relationships. Their bond goes beyond the personal, as they have collaborated on several projects, including documentaries about Elton’s life. After almost 30 years together, they continue to keep the romance alive, proving their commitment and love for one another.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick‘s relationship is one celebrity relationship with staying power. The couple first met on the set of the PBS movie Lemon Sky in 1987, and it was love at first sight for both of them. They tied the knot on September 4, 1988, with Bacon donning a checkered suit and Sedgwick wearing a high-necked lace gown. Now, after more than three decades of marriage and two kids later, they seem more in love than ever. Their secret to a lasting marriage? A sense of humor, according to Bacon. It’s clear that their bond has only strengthened over the years, making them one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples.
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have a remarkable love story that has stood the test of time. They first met on the set of the CBS series City of Angels in 1999. After four years of dating, they got married on June 23, 2003, in an intimate ceremony with just 15 guests in their shared condo. Over the years, the couple has continually supported each other, both personally and professionally. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2023. They share a daughter together named Genesis, making their bond even stronger.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a celebrated Hollywood couple, known for their enduring relationship that has spanned over three decades. They began dating in the mid-1980s and got married in 1988. The couple later welcomed two children into their lives, Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks. According to Hanks, he was smitten with Wilson from the very beginning. They recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, further solidifying their status as a celebrity “it” couple.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s relationship is a testament to their enduring love and mutual respect. The couple, who first met while studying history at Scotland’s University of St Andrews, have been together for nearly two decades, with a brief split in 2007. Their relationship has been described as “old-fashioned,” with each looking after the other in different ways. Despite the challenges they’ve faced over the years, they are reportedly more in sync than ever, cherishing their family life. They tied the knot in 2011 and have since been navigating their roles as prominent members of the royal family.
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens
Simone Biles, the celebrated Olympic gymnast, and Jonathan Owens, a safety for the Green Bay Packers, have had quite a journey together. The couple first met on an app and made their relationship official in August 2020. After dating for around a year and a half, they got engaged in February 2022. They then took their relationship to the next level by tying the knot on April 22, 2023. Their wedding was a beautiful occasion which they marked by sharing stunning portraits on Instagram. Today, they continue to be a beloved couple, having been together for three years.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, both Olympic gold medalists, have been one of the sports world’s biggest celebrity power couples since they first met at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Their relationship began shortly after their meeting and has been going strong ever since. After nearly two years of dating, they made a bold statement by posing nude together for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, becoming the first same-sex couple to do so. In 2020, the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level and got engaged. Now, they are focusing on the next chapter of their lives together, having been in a relationship for seven years.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, two of Spain’s most internationally recognized actors, share a strong and enduring relationship. Their first meeting dates back to 1992, but it wasn’t until they reunited on the set of the 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona that their romantic relationship began.
A couple of years later, in 2010, they decided to take their relationship to the next level by tying the knot in a private ceremony. Their family grew with the birth of their son, Leo, in 2011 and a daughter, Luna, later on. Despite being in the public eye, they’ve managed to keep their family life largely private. The couple has also collaborated professionally since their marriage, notably in the 2017 biopic Loving Pablo.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, a celebrated celebrity couple, have been married since 2010 and are parents to two children. Their relationship is marked by mutual support, both professionally and personally. The couple initially met in a Los Angeles restaurant in 2008, and their romance has blossomed beautifully over the years. They’ve often expressed their luck in having each other as partners, and their bond extends beyond their personal life, with them working together in several projects.
Michelle and Barack Obama
Michelle and Barack Obama, who first met in 1989 at a Chicago law firm and married in 1992, have been open about the challenges and triumphs of their relationship. The former first lady has admitted that there were times in their marriage where she “couldn’t stand” her husband, particularly during a difficult decade-long period. However, they have since worked through these struggles and continue to showcase a strong bond in their relationship.
Michelle also shares advice based on her experiences, emphasizing that marriage is hard and that there will be long periods of difficulty but that these struggles are part of the journey. Today, after celebrating over three decades of marriage, the Obamas continue to inspire many with their enduring partnership.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, both renowned Broadway artists, met while working on different productions – Harris in Cabaret and Burtka in Gypsy. Their relationship began in 2004 and became public in 2007. The celebrity couple has been together for nearly two decades, with eight years of marriage under their belt. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they seem to be going strong.
Amal and George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney‘s relationship is a heartwarming story that began in 2013. They first crossed paths at George’s Lake Como home in Italy when a mutual friend brought Amal along while en route to Cannes. The sparks flew almost instantly, setting the foundation for a romance akin to a feel-good romantic comedy. Over a year into their marriage, George shared that the key to their successful relationship was communication. The accomplished human rights lawyer, Amal, turned out to be an ideal match for the renowned actor, making their love story nothing short of a fairy tale.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s relationship is a captivating love story that has captured the attention of people worldwide. The couple, who have been together for a little over six years, first started dating in the summer of 2016. Their romance was kept under wraps until the press discovered their relationship, causing a media frenzy. Despite the intense scrutiny, their love for each other only deepened. On November 27, 2017, they announced their engagement, a moment that was met with joy and anticipation.
They have since become parents, further solidifying their bond. Recently, reports suggest that they are reconnecting with the royal family, hinting at possible reconciliation after previous misunderstandings. Through it all, their relationship continues to exemplify resilience, love, and mutual respect.
Zendaya and Tom Holland
Zendaya and Tom Holland‘s are one of Gen-Z Hollywood’s hottest celebrity couples. The two first met on the set of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2016, sparking years of romance rumors. Despite initial claims of being just good friends, the pair eventually confirmed their relationship after years of speculation. Their bond has continued to grow, with Tom Holland publicly declaring his love for Zendaya in late 2021. They have been seen sharing romantic moments, such as a trip to Venice, Italy, in May 2023. According to insiders, the couple complements each other well, challenging and balancing each other out in their shared lives.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, both acclaimed actors, have been in a relationship for over a decade. The couple, known for their privacy, surprised everyone when they secretly wed on September 9, 2012, after dating for about a year. Their wedding took place at the Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina, and details about the ceremony remain largely unknown. Despite their busy schedules with film shoots and traveling, Reynolds has publicly stated that they make it a point not to split up but instead accompany each other whenever possible.
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, a power couple in the music industry, have been together for more than 20 years, a testament to their enduring bond amidst the often fleeting nature of celebrity relationships. Their journey began in 2000, and they officially tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2008. Over the years, their relationship has seen it all – from highs like joint albums and successful collaborations to challenges like rumors of infidelity. Despite the roller-coaster of their public lives, they’ve consistently paid tribute to each other through their music and have remained steadfast partners, parents to their three children, and icons of an enduring love story.
As we’ve journeyed through the captivating world of celebrity romances, it’s clear to see that each couple has a unique story that captivates us in different ways. From Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce to the other 20 couples who’ve captured our hearts and headlines, these love stories are as diverse and unpredictable as the stars themselves.
For even more celebrity couple content, keep reading. We’ve got the most expensive celebrity weddings to share with you!
Discover Which Celebrity Weddings Cost the Most and Why They Were So Expensive Below!
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at this wedding. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston‘s 2000 nuptials were the hottest event in Hollywood at the time, leading them to spend $100,000 alone on security for the event, according to Pop Sugar. All told, the wedding cost $1 million. They divorced just five years later in 2005.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Anne Hathaway surprised fans when she exchanged vows with Adam Shulman, her boyfriend of four years at the time. They wed in a private Big Sur, California, ceremony in September 2012. She was just 29 then. Now, nine years and two children later, the couple remains strong, committed, and largely out of the spotlight. The theme of the wedding was “rustic” but that still cost this couple $1 million with a $100,000 flower budget.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Over four days, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson and their 275 guests celebrated their life-long commitment to each other with a $1.4 million celebration. The most expensive item? Dressing all their bridesmaids and groomsmen as it reportedly cost $750,000. You can’t have a celebrity wedding without all your people looking sharp!
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods were officially married in 2004, saying their “I Do’s” by the 19th hole of the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados, Pop Culture reported. The pair rented out the entire hotel (around 200 rooms) and even had 500 roses imported for the nuptials. The cost of their sunset ceremony? $1.5 million. Following a scandal, the pair divorced in 2010.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith had been an item for years before they tied the knot in 2001 with a $1.5 million ceremony at an Irish castle in Ballintubber Abbey. Over 100 guests attended the ceremony. The couple even had a seven-tier cake made for the party and had it modeled after the one served at John F. Kennedy and Jackie O’s wedding. Fancy!
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Over 350 guests attended Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in 2000, which reportedly cost around $1.5 million. The pair hosted performances from Jimmy Buffett and Art Garfunkel during the ceremony. As one does!
Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell
Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell also got married at the Plaza Hotel but in 1993. The cost of the event ended up being $1.5 million for the black tie affair. Following the festivities, the couple donated all of the flowers to a hospital in Harlem, according to Marie Claire. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last and the pair split after 16 years of marriage in 2006.
Elton John and David Furnish
Sir Elton John is such a big deal that he and his longtime partner wed in the same venue as Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. Elton John and David Furnish’s $1.5 million wedding took place at Windsor Guildhall, and over 600 guests attended, according to Livingly. We wonder if only folks with titles can get hitched at Windsor Guildhall. Prior to their marriage, the couple had been in a civil partnership together. In total, they have been together for almost twenty years.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
Madonna did the most Madonna thing at her wedding to Guy Ritchie. She wore a 1910 diamond tiara, once worn by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. The couple married in 2000 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. The total cost of the event was $1.5 million. Unfortunately, the relationship would not last, they separated after 8 years of marriage.
NeNe and Gregg Leakes
NeNe and Gregg Leakes remarried after divorcing in 2011 following a 14-year marriage. After two years of being legally separated, the couple tied the knot again in 2013. The Atlanta ceremony was nothing short of spectacular including Nene’s gown which reportedly cost $50,000. The entire cost of the festivities was $1.8 million. Unfortunately, Gregg passed away in 2021 after a battle with colon cancer.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar had not one but two separate wedding ceremonies. One was a more traditional wedding in an English castle. The second was a traditional Hindu ceremony in Nayar’s hometown of Jodhpur, India. Together, the events cost around $2.5 million. The pair were only married for four years and divorced in 2011.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian‘s second wedding (her first also makes the list) to Kanye West reportedly cost just shy of $3 million at $2.8 million, according to Pop Sugar. That figure does not include the pre-party they had in Paris at Valentino’s mansion, Chateau de Wideville, with 200 guests in attendance.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married in 2006 in an Italian castle and every guest was outfitted in Armani. Holmes’ gown was covered in crystals and it took the talented folks at Armani over 350 hours to place them on the dress. The event came with a $3 million price tag. Six years after their fairytale wedding, the couple split.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
The second wedding for Paul McCartney and Heather Mills was held in 2002 at a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. It cost the couple $3 million. Over 300 friends and family attended the event that strictly catered only vegetarian dishes for the guests. The couple ended their relationship in 2008.
Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton‘s 2010 nuptials took place with 400 guests in attendance at the Astor Courts estate in New York and reportedly cost $3 million. Since she is the daughter of a former President, security was a high priority for the couple. They spent $250,000 to keep the event secure and far from wandering eyes.
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault officially got married in 2009 on Valentine’s Day in Paris. That quaint City Hall ceremony was just the start, however. The couple later celebrated with their friends and family at Venice’s treasured opera house Teatro La Fenice. The event reportedly cost $3.5 million.
Liza Minnelli and David Gest
Liza Minnelli and David Gest had a remarkable wedding in 2002. The $3.5 million wedding had an 850-person guest list which is huge! Elizabeth Taylor served as Minnelli’s maid of honor for the event. Oh, and there was a little 60-piece orchestra to provide music for it. Despite the lavish wedding, the couple’s romance did not last and they divorced in 2003.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Approximately 400 guests watched Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello‘s $4 million wedding at The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in Florida. Sofia Vergara’s custom-made Zuhair Murad wedding gown took over 1,600 hours to complete, Pop Sugar reported. You know, totally normal stuff.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Think back to 1981 when Prince Charles and Lady Diana got hitched and one aspect of the festivities should stand out to you. Diana made history by wearing the longest train in royal history. The 25-foot train was made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for Alexander McQueen. While we may never know the cost of such an extravagant gown, the total cost of the wedding was estimated to be $48 million. The couple would go on to divorce in 1996.
George and Amal Clooney
‘George Clooney wed Amal in 2014 at the Aman Canal Grand hotel in Venice, Italy. At the time, it was the biggest celebrity wedding since Prince William and Kate Middleton (put a pin in that). The destination wedding cost the couple $3 million to house their guests alone. It was the biggest expense but not the total which amounted to $4.6 million.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel bucked tradition when it came to her wedding gown for her 2012 marriage to Justin Timberlake. Instead of going with a white gown, the actor chose to walk down the aisle in a pink custom Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress. That decision alone cost the pair $100,000 and that’s just a small amount when compared to the wedding’s total cost of $6.5 million.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
Sports legend Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto in a ceremony in Jupiter, Florida in 2013. Usher and Robin Thicke were just a couple of the A-list performers who provided entertainment for the event. With over 300 attendees, the wedding ended up costing a small fortune at $10 million.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Following six months of dating, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries tied the knot in a $10 million ceremony that was recorded as a two-part special for the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2011. We all know how this one ended. After just 72 days together, the pair parted ways. We hope that $10 million still feels like money well spent!
Prince William and Kate Middleton
When you are a royal, you have to go big or go home with your wedding. Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s 2011 wedding cost $34 million. Not all of that money was for festivities, in fact, the majority of the cost was for security. About $33 million was spent on security and if you think that can’t be beaten, discover how much it cost for Prince William’s little brother next.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Nobody drops cash on a wedding like the royals. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent $40 million on security alone for their big day. In total, the cost of this royal couple’s wedding was $42.8 million. You will recall that the wedding was a huge event with a televised ceremony that saw thousands of onlookers waiting to cheer on the couple following their nuptials.
- 0.1 Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
- 0.2 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
- 0.3 LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
- 0.4 Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
- 0.5 Elton John and David Furnish
- 0.6 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
- 0.7 Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
- 0.8 Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
- 0.9 Kate Middleton and Prince William
- 0.10 Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens
- 0.11 Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
- 0.12 Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
- 0.13 Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
- 0.14 Michelle and Barack Obama
- 0.15 Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
- 0.16 Amal and George Clooney
- 0.17 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
- 0.18 Zendaya and Tom Holland
- 0.19 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
- 0.20 Beyoncé and Jay-Z
- 1 Discover Which Celebrity Weddings Cost the Most and Why They Were So Expensive Below!
- 1.1 Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
- 1.2 Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
- 1.3 Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
- 1.4 Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
- 1.5 Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
- 1.6 Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
- 1.7 Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell
- 1.8 Elton John and David Furnish
- 1.9 Madonna and Guy Ritchie
- 1.10 NeNe and Gregg Leakes
- 1.11 Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
- 1.12 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
- 1.13 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
- 1.14 Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
- 1.15 Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky
- 1.16 Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
- 1.17 Liza Minnelli and David Gest
- 1.18 Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
- 1.19 Prince Charles and Princess Diana
- 1.20 George and Amal Clooney
- 1.21 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
- 1.22 Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
- 1.23 Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
- 1.24 Prince William and Kate Middleton
- 1.25 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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