Crazy in Love: How 6 Famous Hollywood Couples First Met
It is officially February, which means romantics everywhere are counting down the days to the festival of love, Valentine's Day. Between making dinner plans and picking out an outfit that you are certain will give your significant other butterflies, you might forget about the real reason behind this magical holiday- celebrating the people in your life that you truly love. In these next two weeks, it might be fun to reflect on your lover and all of your shared moments by walking down memory lane.
First of all, do you even remember how you two met? For some couples, it can be the most adorable story. For others- it's simply embarrassing. While you think on it, here's a list of six of our favorite long-time Hollywood couples and how they first met each other. Drumroll please!
Beyonce and Jay Z
Hollywood’s most influential couple, Beyonce and Jay Z, met early on in Beyonce’s career when she was still a threesome in Destiny’s Child. Beyonce, who at the time was barely legal at 18 years old, met Jay when she was recording a single with Amil. At the time, Amil was one of the biggest rappers at Roc-A-Fella Records, which Jay Z founded. Don’t you just love fate?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Everyone knows the scandalous story behind Angelina and Brad’s affair. The couple met and fell in love on set of the film, Mr and Mrs Smith. The scandal? Brad was already married to Hollywood’s Girl Next Door, Jennifer Aniston. The sexual tension on screen in the film was so palpable, it practically melted us in our living rooms.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
This power couple met nearly four decades ago in 1981 on the set of Bosom Buddies. Tom Hanks must have won Rita over with his endearing personality because he had to dress in drag for the role. The duo married three years later and have been running Hollywood ever since. Together, they have produced major films including My Big Fat Greek Wedding and have two sons.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz didn’t have to look far to find the love of her life. She first met Javier Bardem on set of the first film she ever made, a Spanish film called Jamon, Jamon. While both actors went on to have relationships with other people, including Cruz’ high-profile relationship with Tom Cruize, the pair finally reunited and started dating after filming together in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Their characters? Passionate Spanish artists. Sounds about right.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
As many actors tend to do, this stunning pair fell in love on set while playing dancers who fall in love in Step Up in 2006. The duo are also dancers in real life and recently welcomed their first child, baby Everly, into their family. They’re so perfect, it’s simply not fair.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kanye and Kim had known each other for years- he’s been seen on early episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. However, the two finally fell in love after getting to know each other while shooting an episode for Jimmy Kimmel Live! It’s surprisingly fitting, considering Kardashian is the queen of television!