19 Celebrities Who Married Real People, Giving Normal People Hope
Even with all those tabloid sections that feature A-listers pumping gas, walking on the beach, and spilling coffee all over themselves, it can be hard to remember that celebrities are just normal people. All that star power can be blinding when taking a look at the red carpets and paparazzi action. But the truth is, they're just people. (Very well off and very publicized people.) After all, there are celebrities who married real people, so they can't be all that different, right? We all need love, regardless of whether we're a household name with a glamorous looking day job, or grinding out a nine to five in a cubicle with the flash of our selfie cameras acting as paparazzi.
So even though there are a slew of celebrities who only seem to get involved with other celebrities, the following celebrities who married totally normal people are here to give you hope. You know all those nights you spent dreaming that one day you'd marry your favorite teen heartthrob? It turns out those dreams may not have been completely in vain. Because celebrities marry normal people all the time, and here are 19 of them to reassure you that it could happen to you, too.
1. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian
If you haven't heard that Aaron Paul loves his wife Lauren Parsekian, I'm not sure where you've been. The PDA-prone Paul and Parsekian got married in 2013, and according to The Cut, the couple met at Coachella.
2. Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe
Eddie Redmayne had quite possibly the best 2014 of all time. E Online reported that he married his wife Hannah Bagshawe and was nominated for that Oscar he nabbed all within weeks of one another. Goals.
3. Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee
Social justice bae Jesse Williams married his long time sweetheart Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012, according to People. The two met when Williams was still a teacher and, according to Us Weekly, the two welcomed their second child in 2015.
4. Cynthia Nixon and Christine Mariononi
People reported Cynthia Nixon married her wife Christine Mariononi in 2012, after having gotten engaged at a rally to support same-sex marriage in New York.
5. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Matt Damon met his wife Luciana Barroso in a story worthy of a romantic comedy, when the then bartender helped the actor escape a hoard of fans chasing after him. Love at first escape route. "I got lucky," Damon told Esquire. "I married a civilian." He then attributed his low profile to his wife, Barroso.
6. Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber
According to Us Weekly, Vince Vaughn married Kyla Weber, a Candian real estate agent, and had some pretty sweet things to say about her when he visited Ellen in 2011. "I met the best girl in the world," Vaughn said.
7. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
Us Weekly reported that Scarlett Johansson married Romain Dauriac , a manager of a creative agency, in October 2014 in a private ceremony.
8. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Queen of Hollywood, Meryl Streep, married her husband, artist Don Gummer in 1978. Gummer and Streep have four children together: two actors, one musician, and a model. Not too shabby.
9. Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer
People reported that Tobey Maguire wed jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer in 2007, and now the couple have two children together, Ruby and Otis.
10. Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
E Online reported that Zoe Saldana wed Marco Perego in July 2013 in a quiet ceremony outside of London. Saldana and the Italian artist welcomed twins into the world in November 2014.
11. Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe
12. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley
People reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt wed Tasha McCauley in December 2014. And although McCauley may not be a celebrity, she's definitely holding her own as the CEO and co-founder of a Fellow Robots, a robotics company based in NASA's research park.
13. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Adam Shulman opened up to Life & Style that he met Hathaway through mutual friends, and started dating shortly after in 2008.
14. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
People reported that Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth in March 2011. Toth is an agent at Creative Artists Agency, who just so happens to represent Witherspoon.
15. Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis
Ewan McGregor married his wife and french producer Eve Mavrakis in 1995, after meeting on the set of Kavanagh QC. He opened up about he fell in love immediately during a trip to The Graham Norton Show.
16. Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston
During a session of Oprah's Master Class, Jeff Bridges opened up about how he met his wife of nearly forty years, Susan Geston. He told Oprah that while he was working on Rancho Deluxe in 1975, he noticed a local woman and couldn't take his eyes off of her. The rest is history.
17. Prince William and Kate Middleton
The royal and the commoner, a tale as old a time. Lucky lady Kate Middleton met Prince William while the two were at school, and they were married in April 2011 for all the world to see.
18. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
People reported that Jessica Alba met her husband Cash Warren while he was a production assistant on one of her films, and the two wed in a quiet ceremony in 2008.
19. Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel
The talk show host met his now wife when she was in the audience of a taping of his television show. In an interview with Piers Morgan, O'Brien stated, "Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there’s footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera." The couple wed in 2002.