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15+ Celebrity Couples With Unique Love Stories

We’ve seen this in rom-coms many times: the main character carries lots of books and papers when they bump right into the love interest. Then they fall in love almost immediately and live happily ever after. However, real life has little to do with such stories. Studies have shown that, nowadays, most couples find each other online. Still, there are romantic stories happening IRL, and the celebrities on our list are the perfect example.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything are here to bring some romance into your day.

1. George and Amal Clooney

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The couple met through a mutual friend in a chance encounter. When their mutual friend was going to George’s home, they asked to bring Amal. They kept in contact through email for a few months until their official first date, which took place in London. The actor invited the human rights lawyer to Abbey Road Studios and went for dinner after. When they came out, there were 50 paparazzi outside waiting for them.

2. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jessica and Justin were introduced by the actress’s co-star, Beverley Mitchell, at the Golden Globes. The proud matchmaker revealed that the future spouses formed a connection as soon as they met and started flirting with each other. The famous couple has been together for more than a decade.

3. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

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The couple met at the Deauville Film Festival. When he saw that Zeta-Jones was going to attend it, Douglas asked his assistant to arrange a meeting with her. Soon after they started talking, Douglas hit her with a bold line: “You know, I’m going to be the father of your children.” Zeta-Jones flew away the very next day, but they continued having long phone calls and dinners. Luckily, the age gap wasn’t an obstacle and they ended up in a marriage that has lasted for more than 20 years.

4. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

The relationship between the Mexican actress and the French businessman began in a strange way when she attended an event to which she was invited by her friends. However, she was unaware that she was actually going on a blind date. At the same time, he thought she knew they were going to meet, so it was an awkward first date for both of them.

Luckily, they were able to bounce back from that failed first meeting and have been married since 2009, and they are now parents to a daughter.

5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan met on a blind date in London, which Harry was late to, but said he fell for her immediately. Their first date lasted 3 hours and the couple met up again the next day. Their third date was in Botswana where they camped under the stars. When they first started dating, they secretly met at a supermarket. Harry said he enjoyed doing “normal” things, including going to the supermarket. They pretended not to know each other and texted each other from different aisles.

6. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Teigen and Legend met when the model starred in a music video for Legend’s song, “Stereo.” They weren’t head over heels for one another immediately. As Legend later stated, he fell in love with Teigen over the phone. It was during their phone calls and texting that he got to know her and her sense of humor. The romance continued to grow and they’re now married with children.

7. Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara

The relationship between the singer and the actor of the Spy Kids saga began on a karaoke and bowling night they shared with another couple. They kissed for the first time in the alley of the place, and according to what she said, she asked her security to wait outside because she didn’t want them to be seen.

They married in 2018, and in 2021 they had their first child, Riley.

8. Elton John and David Furnish

Unlike most other blind dates, Elton John was the one who asked his friend to introduce a few people to him. One of those people was Elton’s now-husband, David Furnish, who joined the pop star for dinner at his house. Although David wasn’t thrilled at the idea of dining together at first, when he met Elton, they were both immediately attracted to each other.

9. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

John Krasinski admitted to being a fan of Emily Blunt’s before they met. He was nervous about meeting her, and when he got the chance to take her out on a date, he tried not to “blow” it. They went to a shooting range. It turned out they both knew right away they were meant for each other.

10. Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

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This couple’s story seems as if it has been written by Nicolas Sparks. Mulligan and Mumford used to be pen pals when they were teens. After a few years of corresponding, they got out of touch, but something — either by coincidence or destiny — brought them back together. Even though they both dated other people in the meantime, the connection they shared earlier led them to marriage.

11. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

The actress and her producer and jewelry designer husband are another famous couple on the list who met on a blind date. Anne and Adam were pushed together by their mutual friends, but neither of them seemed to have regretted this. As of now, they have been married for almost a decade and have welcomed 2 sons.

12. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris met his love on a street corner. Neil thought David was heterosexual. However, later they both couldn’t take their eyes off of each other. Today they are happily married and have kids.

13. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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The Game of Thrones actor thought she was being catfished by the singer before they met. Joe Jonas direct messaged Turner while he was touring in London. She was apprehensive and thought he would come with lots of security, so she asked all her male friends to accompany her. He showed up with one of his friends and they went to a local dive bar where the couple hit it off.

14. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

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Before Tom Brady met his future wife, he was told by his friend that he’d found the “girl version” of him. But this was actually the third blind date Gisele’s friends had arranged for her. The supermodel revealed in an interview that for some reason her friends thought they really needed to find her a boyfriend. But when she met the quarterback, they instantly hit it off and have been together ever since.

15. Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

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Kate married her superhero. In 2011, during Hurricane Irene, lightning struck the luxury villa on Necker Island where Kate Winslet was staying with her kids. The lightning caused a fire and Ned Rocknroll ran to their rescue. This would be an amazing superhero romance script for a Hollywood movie.

16. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

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The Breaking Bad actor went on a first date to Coachella with the actress, Lauren Parsekian. He said that they almost got married on that first date. They got into a cab and asked to be taken to the nearest chapel, but the chapel was closed. They did, however, get married a year later.

Do you have a great first date story? What’s the most memorable date you’ve had?

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