From Chrissy Teigen & John Legend to Kanye and Kim to Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower, these star couples not only prove that love has no bounds, but they’re also true power couples that make us want proud to be Americans. America may at times feel very divided, and that’s because it is, but the Hollywood matrimonies of 2019 give us nothing less than hope, empowerment, and inspiration for the future. We put together some of the most inspiring, empowering, and enchanting photos of the 21st century’s couples without borders.
We are kicking off our list with Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson – Dallas Mavericks player and German basketball star Dirk Nowitzki met Jessica Olsson at a charity event in 2010 called the “Sports for Education and Economic Development” or (SEED). The two really hit it off and married two years later in an African ceremony in Dallas, Texas. Both said they loved the ceremony and with Nowitzki saying he is fascinated by Olsson’s family traditions.
Woody Harrelson & Laura Louie
Woody Harrelson met his wife Laura Louie way back in 1987 while filming the classic TV show ‘Cheers’. Laura actually became Woody’s assistant for two years, but later married in 2008. It was an intimate ceremony at their Maui home in which celeb friends Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson, and Sean Penn attended. Alanis Morissette provided the entertainment and even sang at the wedding. Getting married must have been much easier considering the two already birthed three daughters together before getting married. Woody was married once before, to Nancy Simon, the daughter of playwright Neil Simon. But that marriage was not meant to be and lasted just 10 months.
Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest comedians in history, started dating former Australian model Paige Butcher in 2012. The couple isn’t married and it could be due to Murphy’s prior failed marriages. But regardless of being officially married or not, the pair welcome their beautiful daughter Izzy Oona Murphy in 2016.
George Lucas & Melody Hobson
George Lucas, the mind behind ‘Star Wars,’ met Melody Hobson in 2006 at a business conference. Hobson was well-known in the entertainment industry as the Chair of the Board of Directors at Dreamworks Animation. They dated for 7 years before announcing their engagement in January 2013. They married 6 months later at the Lucas Skywalker Ranch. And just a month later, they welcomed their first child via surrogate, Everest Hobson Lucas.
The next southern-accented movie star is married to… We’ll give you a guess, “alright alright.”
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
After having dated many Hollywood starlets like Sandra Bullock, Ashely Judd, and Penelope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey met Brazilian model and television personality Camilla Alves in 2006. The two dated for 5 years, had their first son Levi in 2008 and then their second child Vida in 2010. The following year, Matthew proposed and the two were married in June 2012 in Texas. The couple then had their third child Livingston.
Michael Strahan & Jean Muggli
Michael Strahan, former American football player, married Jean Muggli in 1999. The pair had two daughters but separated in 2005 after a domestic dispute. Michael filed for a divorce, which got pretty complicated and scandalous. Muggli was eventually given a $15 million settlement and $18,000 a month in child support.
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Laverne Cox & Jono Freedrix
In 2016, transgender actress Laverne Cox was dating Jono Freedrix, president of The Virtual Stage, which is a Vancouver-based film and theater company. The two were seen at the Weinstein Company/Netflix SAG Awards afterparty in West Hollywood. The couple knew each other for a while now as they were posing for photos together at the 2014 Emmys.
Alfre Woodard & Roderick Spencer
Alfre Woodard is a successful and talented actress turned producer. She has been married to her writer husband, Rodrick Spencer, since 1983! The two have publicly spoken about their struggles being a biracial couple, receiving criticism from both her and her husband’s families regarding their racial differences. Despite the struggles, they went on to adopt two children named Mavis and Duncan.
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Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
Robin Thicke, singer, songwriter, and producer of the hit single ‘Blurred Lines,’ met his ex-wife Paula Patton in 1991 when he was only 14 in a hip-hop club named Balistyx on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip. They started dating two years later. True high school sweethearts, the pair married in 2005 and welcomed their son Julian Fuego Thicke in 2010. However, Patton filed for divorce in 2014.
Cuba Gooding Jr. & Sara Kapfer
Another couple that met as teenagers are actor Cuba Gooding and his wife Sara Kapfer. They were actually together for 30 years, 22 of them as husband and wife. They married in 1994 and had three children named Spencer, Mason, and Piper. Unfortunately, they separated in 2014, only to be finalized in 2017. They agreed to joint custody of their youngest child, 11-year-old Piper.
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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
The famous couple met on the music video set of ‘Stereo.’ John has stated in an interview that he fell in love with Chrissy’s personality, intelligence, and wittiness. After having dated for four years, the couple got engaged and married in a stunning ceremony in Como, Italy in 2013. In 2016, they had their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens.
Chris Noth & Tara Lynn Wilson
The notorious Mr. Big from ‘Sex and the City’ isn’t so much of a lady’s man off-screen. Noth met his wife Tara Lynn before he became a popular TV actor, when he was working at the bar The Cutting Room in which he was a co-owner. Tara Lynn was already appearing in TV shows such as ‘Frame of Mind’ and ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’ before Noth later joined the cast. The pair started dating in 2004 and had their first child Orion in 2008. As of 2012, they have been married.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Academy Award winner Halle Berry met French actor Olivier Martinez in 2010 on the set of ‘Dark Tide’ and began dating. A couple years later, the couple got engaged and married the next year in France. Only three months after the wedding, Berry gave birth to their son Maceo Robert Martinez. But the couple announced they were filing for divorce only two years later.
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Randy Riker & Erika Jackson
Randy Jackson and Erika Riker were married for 18 years until he filed for divorce from the Jackson family member citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. The couple have two children together. When the couple got married, there was no prenuptial agreement, so Erika was reportedly entitled to half of his $40 million fortune.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Reality TV star and world-famous businesswoman Kim Kardashian married the controversial rapper Kanye West in quite a lavish wedding in both Paris, France, and Florence, Italy in 2014. The couple were longtime friends and took their relationship to the next level a few months after Kim’s marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries lasted only 72 days. The celebrity power have two babies, North West, born in 2013 and Saint West, born in 2016.
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Tina Turner & Erwin Bach
Tina Turner met her husband, Erwin Bach, at an EMI record label party way back in 1985, although the relationship was platonic before they decided to start dating. The two were together for 27 years. Tina moved to Zurich for him and has been living there for over 15 years. They finally exchanged vows in 2013 in a star-studded Buddhist ceremony with guests like Oprah Winfrey and David Bowie showing up.
FKA Twigs & Robert Pattinson
Twilight star Robert Pattinson had suffered a painful breakup with his co-star Kristen Stewart. But the actor moved on and fell in love with British singer FKA Twigs. The two met in 2014 and have been together ever since. In April 2015, the got engaged. Sorry Twilight fans, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be an Edward and Bella reunion.
Next, an American-Italian love connection…
Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego
In 2013, starlet Zoe Saldana started going out with Italian artist Marco Perego. Two months later, the pair secretly married in London. Zoe revealed in 2015 that her husband was going to take her name after marriage and became Marco Perego-Saldana while Zoe’s last name changed to Saldana-Perego. In 2014, the couple had twin boys named Bowie and Cy Perego-Saldana. Then in 2017, their third son, Zen, was born.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Kylie Jenner started dating rapper Tyga when she was only 17 and because of their 8-year age gap, she waited until she was of legal age to confirm that they were an official couple (to abide by the law in California). Since then, Kylie has appeared in Tyga’s music videos like ‘Stimulated,’ which was written supposedly about her, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family.
Next up, which ‘Lost’ star is married to his Indonesian wife?
Josh Holloway & Yessica Kumala
One of our favorite ‘Lost’ characters, Josh Holloway, met his Indonesian wife in an L.A. bar. Holloway described the encounter, saying that she looked him up and down while holding a martini glass and said to him “give me your number before you leave.” The couple dated for a while before tying the knot in 2004. Their first child, a daughter named Java, was born in 2009 followed by their son, Hunter, in 2004.
Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo met music producer Chris Ivery in none other than a grocery store in Los Angeles in 2003. Married in 2007, they went on to have 3 children together: Stella, Sienna and Eli Christopher. Sienna was confirmed as being carried via a surrogate, but they never commented on Eli. Ellen and Chris have overcome the rumors of looming divorce, and their marriage has been going strong.
‘True Blood’ actress met he now ex-husband at college…
Jacob Fishel & Rutina Wesley
‘True Blood’ actor Rutina Wesley met Jacob Fishel while they were both students at the Julliard School in New York, before Rutina started acting on the vampire TV show. They married after graduating in 2005. But, as seemingly common as it is in Hollywood, the two filed for divorce in 2013, citing “irreconcilable differences” after 8 years of marriage.
Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross
After Ashlee Simpson divorced from ex-husband and singer Pete Wentz, she met Evan Ross, son of the legendary Diana Ross. In 2013, the two began dating and they quickly got engaged just a year later in 2014. The had an intimate ceremony on Diana Ross’ estate in Connecticut. Four months after their wedding, they announced they were expecting their first child together. Jagger, their daughter, was born in July 2015.
The next Beats mogul and famous rapper/producer finally found long-term love…
Dr. Dre & Nicole Threatt Young
World-famous producer, rapper and highly successful entrepreneur Dr. Dre has had a ‘colorful’ dating past. He has four sons and two daughters with five different women, but in 1996 he settled down with Nicole Threatt. Nicole was previously married to NBA-star Sedale Threatt. After marrying the Beats mogul, she became more of a socialite and housewife than a practicing lawyer (her profession). The two have been married for 18 years and have two children together.
Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama met and started dating around 2010. She was only 18 at the time and Wilmer was 31. The relationship went through break-ups and make-ups along the way. In 2016, the two ended the relationship after 6 years of dating, stating publicly that they are better off as friends than as a couple.
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Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba met her husband Cash Warren, the son of actor Michael Warren, on the set of her movie ‘Fantastic Four’ in 2004. In 2008, they got married in a ceremony in Los Angeles. Honor Marie, their first daughter, was born the same year of their wedding and they reportedly sold the pictures to US OK! Magazine for $1.5 million. Their second daughter, Haven, was born in 2011.
Chris Evans & Naomie Harris
In 2008, rumors went wild when British actress Naomie Harris came to the movie premiere of ‘Street Kings’ arm in arm with actor and star of ‘Captain America,’ Chris Evans. Although there wasn’t an official word on what happened between them, they’re likely more than just movie co-stars. But recently, both of them have reportedly become single.
Next, a French-Mexican union in Hollywood…
Salma Hayek & François Pinault
Mexican actress Salma Hayek met her French billionaire beau François Pinault in 2006. Salma announced their engagement as well as her pregnancy in 2007. She gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in Los Angeles. The two got married in 2009, having two ceremonies; one in Venice and one in Paris. The two faced some issues in 2011 when Pinault was named in a paternity lawsuit for model Linda Evangelista’s son Augustin James, who was born in 2006. Although he denied allegations, they later reached a settlement over the child.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Host of ‘Live! With Kelly,’ Kelly Ripa met actor and co-star Mark Consuelos on the set of ‘All My Children.’ The two fell in love almost immediately and eloped the following year, in May 1996. They have three children together: Michael Joseph, Lola Grace Consuelos, and their youngest Antonio Consuelos. The working parents who often live on different coasts, have remained a strong unit.
The long-time bachelor finally got hitched! Next…
George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin
The long-time bachelor finally tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin, a British-Lebanese lawyer and activist. They met in 2013 and Clooney knew she was ‘the one.’ George claimed that he was attracted to her intelligence along with their shared passion for activism and charity work in conflict and poverty-stricken regions of the world. The two wed in 2014 and three years later in 2017, they announced that they were expecting twins. In 2018, Ella and Alexander were born.
Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna
Interracial couples are a common theme in the Kardashian clan. Rob Kardashian’s relationship with Blac Chyna wasn’t very well-received due to her previous engagement to Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend, Tyga, who Chyna also shares a child with. Talk about drama! Rob and Chyna got engaged in 2016, which came as a surprise to his whole family. Then just a few weeks later, the couple announced Chyna’s pregnancy. They welcomed their baby daughter in 2016, but split after that.
Your favorite comedian has been in a long-term marriage with…
Dave Chappelle & Elaine Erfe
Comedian Dave Chappelle has done a good job at keeping his personal life out of the spotlight and away from tabloids. It allowed him and his Filipino wife Elaine to have a drama-free marriage. The two got married in 2001 and have three children together; sons Sulayman and Ibrahim and daughter Sonal. The family lives on a 65-acre farm in Ohio Cornfields. The couple are only ever seen together on his red-carpet moments.
Kevin James & Steffiana de la Cruz
Television and movie star Kevin James met Steffiana in 2002 and got hitched in 2004 in California. Steffiana is from New York, but she’s from American and Filipino descent. The former fashion model got her big break through Kevin, being featured in a number of his movies including ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ and ‘Zookeeper.’ The pair have four children together: daughters Sienna-Marie, Shea Joelle and Sistine Sabella, and their son Kannon Valentine.
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Tamera & Adam Housley
Tamera Housley, an actress, singer, and model, is best known for her role as 90’s star on Disney’s ‘Sister, Sister,’ starring her and her twin. The sisters later starred in the reality show ‘Tia & Tamera’ for three seasons. The program even showed Tamera’s wedding plans to Adam Housley. The two dated for six years before getting married. The couple have two children together.
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Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler
Another Disney teen star is ‘High School Musical’ lead actress Vanessa Hudgens. Her relationship with co-star Zac Efron unfortunately didn’t work out. But Vanessa moved on to start a relationship with fellow teen star Austn Butler. The two have been dating since 2011, displaying their love on many red carpets.
Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble
Like mother, like children. Since her divorce to Caitlyn Jenner, Kris moved on Atlanta native and member of the Justin Bieber team, Corey Gamble. Although he is 25-years younger than her, he seems to be an old soul, choosing art and music over the party life. Corey can keep up with the Kardashians and has been keeping Kris grounded.
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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are one of the most high-profile couples in Hollywood. They met in 2011 on the set of their movie ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ and were first spotted together on a date at Disneyland. The very private couple have been together for 7 years, managing to avoid the press and interview questions as much as possible. Their first child was born in 2014 and they welcomed their second in 2016.
A Broadway couple, married for 10 years, is next…
Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel
‘Frozen’ star and Broadway singer Idina Menzel was married to her fellow Broadway star, Taye, for 10 years. They met on the Broadway show ‘Rent’ and hit it off right away, getting married in 2003. The couple had their son, Walker, in 2009. Menzel publicly spoke about their marriage, saying that it’s not as easy as it looks and work hard at it. Four years later, the duo announced their separation after 10 years of marriage.
George Takei & Brad Altman
Japanese-American actor and ‘Star Trek’ legend, George Takei, revealed in 2005 that he’s gay and has been in a relationship with partner, Brad Altman, for the last 19 years. The decision to come out was prompted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage legislation.
Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet is known for her role as Denise Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show.’ She may be considered one of the luckiest women in Hollywood by many women since she’s married to ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa. The two married in 2007. Momoa is of Hawaiian descent and Bonet of African-American and Jewish descent. The couple has two children. Momoa is a stepfather to Bonet’s first daughter, Zoë Kravitz, from her previous marriage to Lenny Kravitz. Momoa said: “We met through mutual friends. But when I first met her, she didn’t know I was a stalker, but I was. I was with one of my best friends and when I turned around, and they were going to introduce us, literally like FIREWORKS. She said ‘Hi I’m Lisa.’ And I said ‘Hi, I’m Jason’ and I just turn around to my buddy like… (freaking out).”
Wesley Snipes & Nakyung “Nikki” Park
Wesley Snipes, the acclaimed action star, married South Korean painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park back in 2003. Snipes and Nikki have four children with together, and Snipes has another child from a previous marriage to actress April Snipes.
David Bowie & Iman
The late great musician David Bowie used to be married to Somali supermodel Iman since 1992 until his death in 2016. They met at a dinner party when Iman announced her retirement from modeling in 1990. The couple had one child together; daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones who was born in 2000. Before Iman, Bowie was married to American model Angela Barnett. And before Bowie, Iman was married twice before; first to a Somali entrepreneur, and later to basketball player Spencer Haywood. Bowie said to ‘Hello! Magazine’ about Iman: “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I’d never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one.”
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
They may not be a Hollywood couple, but they’re too cute not to include on this list. Prince Henry, the Duke of Sussex, started dating American actress Meghan Markle in 2016. Prince Harry surprised many by choosing to marry Markle, who is a divorcee and the first Black royal in modern British history. Markle is known for her role in the American series ‘Suits.’ In 2016, she explained her racial background in ‘Elle’ magazine where she wrote, “My dad is Caucasian, and my mom is African-American. I’m half black and half white.” After their wedding on 19 May 2018, Markle formally retired from her acting career to focus on performing her duties as the Duchess of Sussex.
Nicolas Cage & Alice Kim Cage
Nicolas cage married Korean waitress Alice Kim in 2004. The two met at a sushi bar where Kim was working at the time. She was 20 years old at the time while Cage was reaching 40. The couple was married for 11 years, welcoming a baby boy in 2005named Kal-El (after Superman’s birth name). Rumor has it that they split up because Kim was flirting with another man at a bar in Las Vegas. It was later revealed that she was making frequent trips to Nevada, and was even caught kissing the other man. Ironically, Cage won the Oscar for his role in ‘Leaving Las Vegas.’
Jamie Foxx & Katie Holmes
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes started dating back in 2013, according to reports. This was following Katie’s divorce from Tom Cruise in July 2012. As part of the divorce settlement, the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actress wasn’t allowed to be seen in public romantically with anyone for five years. When this agreement came to an end in 2017, she was spotted with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, hand in hand. Apparently, the two have just split up.
Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana
Janet Jackson met Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2010, and the two got married in 2012. Al Mana referred to Jackson as his “dream woman.” The two had a son named Eissa Al Mana in January 2017. But shortly after, in April 2017, they announced their separation and plan to divorce. One source stated that “The cultural differences between her [Jackson] and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]. They come from very different worlds.”
Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova
One of the most photogenic couples in the world, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, and former Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova have been a pair since 2001. Kournikova appeared in Iglesias 2001 music video for the song “Escape” as his love interest all but confirming rumors at the time. Despite being together for nearly two decades, the couple is yet to tie the knot. The singer recently gave a cryptic response when quizzed by E! regarding marriage saying, “Who knows what the future holds…or the past…haha.” This has raised suspicion the couple may have wed in secret during the course of their relationship. The couple is parents to twins, Nicholas and Lucy.
America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams
America Ferrara, the Honduran-American actress, became famous for her role as Betty Suarez in the comedy series ‘Ugly Betty.’ She married Ryan Piers Williams, the actor, and director, in June 2011. The couple met when Williams cast Ferrara in one of his student films while she was a student at the University of Southern California. In May 2018, the couple announced the birth of their first child Sebastian Piers. Ferrara celebrated their 11-year anniversary, posting on Instagram with the caption: “Celebrating 11 years of building a life with this generous, funny, dedicated, one-of-a-kind man. I’m grateful for you Ryan and the adventurous, interesting, friend-filled, love-filled life we’ve made together.”
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie. She married Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden in 2010. They have two children together: Sparrow and Harlow. Richie is from English, Mexican, and Creole African-American descent. Richie once commented to ‘People’ magazine, “There are moments where you feel like life is perfect, and you want to stay in that moment forever, and that’s how we feel: really blessed and lucky.” Madden then added, “I give my wife a lot of credit. She’s an incredible partner and really supportive.”
Selena Gomez & The Weeknd
Looks like Selena Gomez has a thing for Canadians. After her break-up to Candian Justin Bieber, she eventually started a relationship with Canadian singer-songwriter Ab el Makkonen Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, who’s of Ethiopian descent. The couple started dating in 2017. Gomez’s father is Mexican, and her mother has some Italian ancestry. After living together in an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York for some time, they broke up. The Weeknd reportedly referenced Selena in some of his songs on his record ‘My Dear Melancholy.’
Dwayne Johnson & Lauren Hashian
The actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met his wife and musician Lauren Hashian on the set of the film ‘The Game Plan.’ They have been together since 2006 and are parents to two daughters, Jasmine, and Tiana Gia. Johnson was once married to Dany Garcia with whom he has another daughter named Simone. Johnson’s father is Black Canadian, and his mother is Samoan. Johnson told ‘People’ magazine: “First of all, she teases me about everything. Everything. Nothing is off limits in our house. And it’s the beauty of it. And I tease her with everything.”
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren
The African-American professional golfer married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in 2004, and they have two kids: Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel. However, the marriage took a scandalous turn when he was reported cheating on her with multiple women. Speaking of their marriage, Nordegren said, “I have moved on, and I am in a good place. My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children, and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father.”
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso
Academy Award winner Matt Damon married his Argentinian wife in 2003 while filming ‘Stuck on You.’ They married in 2005 after getting engaged the same year. They met at a bar where they reportedly fell head-over-heels in love with each other. They’re parents to three daughters: Isabella, Gia Zavala, and Stella Zavala. Damon is also the stepfather to daughter Alexia from Luciana’s first marriage. Damon is of English and Scottish descent from his father’s side and Finnish and Swedish from his mother’s side.
Thandie Newton & Ol Parker
Thandie Newton has a mother who is actually a Zimbabwean princess of the Shona people. And her father is English. She met her husband Ol Parker, the English screenwriter, and director when they were working on a BBC film together. The ‘Westworld’ actress has three children with Parker: daughters Ripley and Nico, and son Booker. The names of their daughters are based on from the characters Ellen Ripley in the ‘Alien’ films and the singer Nico.
Khloé Kardashian & Lamar Odom
NBA champion and Los Angeles Laker met the reality star and started dating in 2009. They actually married after just a month of dating. The two were married for four years before Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013. While they were in the process of their divorce, Odom was found overdosed in a Nevada brothel. The divorce was finalized in December 2017 after he recovered.
Eliza Dushku & Rick Fox
Canadian-Bahamian actor Rick Fox has quite the body of work as he is a film and television actor, businessman, retired basketball player, and Esports franchise owner. He met the talented actress Eliza Dushku in October of 2009. Dushku is Canadian; Albanian from her father’s side and Italian and Scottish from her mother’s side. The two lived together from 2010 up until their split in 2014. The reason was due to the two living on “separate coasts.” The remained good friends, however.
Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto
Arguably the greatest basketball player in the history of the sport was 55 when he married then 35-year-old Cuban model Yvette Prieto in 2013. They met at a club in 2008. The two wed in Palm Beach, Florida in a star-studded wedding with singers Usher and Robin Thicke singing at the reception. They have twin girls Ysabel and Victoria. Yvette is also a stepmother to Jordan’s three children from his previous marriage to Juanita Vanoy.
Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend
Hendricks is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on ‘Mad Men.’ She married fellow actor Geoffrey Arend in 2009. Arend’s father is German and English, while his mother is Pakistani. Hendrick’s parents are British and American. The couple met in 2007 and married in 2009. They were introduced by ‘Mad Men’ co-star, Vincent Kartheiser. In a 2012 Cosmopolitan interview, Hendricks said of Geoffrey, “He was just charming, funny and very magnetic. I got his number that night under the pretense of, ‘We could just be friends.’ And of course, I immediately went home and Googled him.”
Jaden Smith & Odessa Adlon
Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smitha and Jada-Pinkett Smith, is dating Odessa Adlon, the daughter of director Felix Adlon and actress Pamela Adlon. Not much is known about Adlon. Even her Twitter account is private and does very little on social media. Adlon is an actress who made her acting debut in the TV series ‘Defiance’ in 2016, and later appeared on the show ‘Nashville.’ Jaden has been in several films such as ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ ‘The Karate Kid,’ and ‘After Earth.’ He’s also a rapper, singer and songwriter. And he was even featured in Justin Bieber’s song ‘Never Say Never.’
Michael Ealy & Khatira Rafiqzada
African-American actor Michael Ealy was dating Iranian-American Khatira Rafiqzada for four years before announcing they married in 2012. The two kept their marriage a secret for two months before the press found out. They live in Los Angeles with their son and daughter. The ‘Think Like a Man’ and ‘Barbershop’ star was quoted: “I believe that acting is a talent while being a great person encompasses so much more: being a good father, a good husband and the ability to show compassion for others.”
Grigor Dimitrov & Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger was the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer. She started dating the Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov a few years ago. Scherzinger is 13 years Dimitrov’s senior and was quoted in ‘The Style UK’ in 2016, saying: “A few years down the line, yeah, it’s something that I’m going to be thinking about.” After winning the 2017 ATP Singles, Dimitrov spoke of Scherzinger, as deserving “a lot of credit for these last two weeks.” He dedicated his victory to her: “She has been great. These two weeks have been some of the best ever.”
Ice-T & Coco
This couple was known for their popular reality TV series ‘Ice Love Coco.’ The actor, producer and rapper Tracy “Ice-T” Marrow and the swimsuit model and reality star Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin met on the set of ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ Ice-T’s parents are African-American and Creole while Coco has Serbian ancestry. The couple married in 2002 and have a daughter named Chanel.
Tyra Banks & Erik Asla
The former supermodel and creator/host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ began dating the Norwegian photographer in 2012. During their relationship, the couple had a son named York Banks Asla by means of surrogacy in 2016. He was Banks’ first child and Asla’s third. Tyra broke up with Erik in 2017 in “amicable circumstances.” The two actually met on the set of ‘Norway’s Next Top Model’ and connected right away.
Zoë Kravitz & Karl Glusman
The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet has been dating film actor Karl Glusman for a while now. Glusman, an up and coming actor, has starred in films such as ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ and ‘The Neon Demon.’ Kravitz is already a star in the making, featuring in films such as ‘No Reservations,’ ‘The Brave One,’ ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘The Divergent Series,’ and Harry Potter spinoff film series ‘Fantastic Beasts.’ Kravitz is also a singer, like her father, being the lead singer in the band Lolawolf.
Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower
The Oscar-winning actor met his wife Grace in 1987 in London at the restaurant Mr. Chow, where she was working as a hostess. It took a decade for the two to get married, which happened in 1997. They then had their first child Elliott. Shortly after, the couple filed for divorce, but must have reconciled as they eventually renewed their vows. In 2011, the couple had a second child via surrogate named Helen Grace.