17 Celebrity Couples Who Met Outside the Hollywood Limelight
When it comes to Hollywood romances, many of them start the same way. Two hot, beautiful people meet in a place where most hot and beautiful people do — a film set, night club, or even red carpet premiere — and fall in love. But while a ton of celebrities may meet in the classic Hollywood way, that's not the love story for every famous couple. These stars met under totally normal circumstances, proving that sometimes the stars just align — whether you're famous or not.
The A-lister lives a quiet life with his “civilian” wife.
The Elysium actor met then-bartender Barroso in 2003 when he was filming Stuck on You in Miaimi. They now have three children together.
The “Blurred Lines” singer met his estranged wife when they were just teens.
Though they recently announced their separation, Thicke and actress Patton actually met at a teen club on the Sunset Strip when Thicke was 14 and Patton was 16.
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The NCIS: Los Angeles star didn’t meet his wife on set.
LL Cool J’s friend introduced him to his cousin Smith when the rapper was just 19. They married eight years later and have four children together.
The Newsroom star found love in a hopeless place.
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That hopeless place? High school. Daniels married his high school sweetheart in 1979.
Bono’s wife didn’t originally know him by his one-word moniker.
Hewson met her now-husband — who went by his birth name of Paul Hewson — when they were students at Mount Temple Comprehensive School. They started dating when Hewson (maiden name Stewart) was 15.
The Apollo 13 director has loved his now-wife since they were teens.
Howard was already an actor by the time he met his now-wife in high school. They have been married for almost 40 years.
Surprisingly, the Facebook founder didn’t meet his wife online.
The couple, who attended Harvard University together, met at a frat party.
The actor can thank his roommate for this love connection.
O’Donnell was introduced to his college roommate’s sister, and the two hit it off so well that they got hitched when O’Donnell was 26.
This royal love story had the world swooning.
The Prince first met his bride through mutual friends, and then later reconnected with her when they were students at St. Andrews. They currently have one royal son — and another baby on the way.
Jon Bon Jovi
The Bon Jovi singer fell in love early.
It looks like this NBA star borrowed a page from Bon Jovi’s book.
James married his high school sweetheart Brinson in 2013 in San Diego.
Banks locked eyes on her now-husband as an undergraduate.
The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania on the very first day of college, and Handelman proposed 10 years later.
Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson and his wife have been married since 1980.
Jackson fell in love with Richardson after meeting her in a class at Morehouse College.
The Veep star also met her hubby in college.
The couple, who wed in 1987, met in class at Northwestern University.
The Backstrom star’s craft brought him and his wife together.
The married couple, who wed in 1995, started their romance in a college acting class.
The rapper is married to his first love.
Snoop Dogg (or is it Snoop Lion these days?) were high school sweethearts at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif. They wed in 1997.
This Justified star cheered on the Trojans with his now-wife.
Knief met her actor husband when they attended college together at USC.