10+ Celebrities Who Married Non-Famous People

As romantic as two celebs falling in love is, that doesn't always happen.

Sometimes, celebrities find their perfect match through unconventional ways, such as online dating, dating their fans, and even by giving average Joes a chance (Henry Cavill, call us!).

It just goes to show that love knows no rhyme, reason, or star power.

Here are 10+ celebs who married non-famous people.

1. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

When the Oscar-winning actress met her jewelry designer, husband, she knew she was going to marry him.

“I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life," she told Harper's Bazaar. They got married in 2012 and have two kids.

2. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

After a day of filming Stuck On You in Miami, the last place the actor wanted to go was a bar.

But it's a good thing he did since he met his future wife. At the time, she was a bartender.

“I literally saw her across a crowded room and eight years and four kids later, that’s my life," he told Ellen Degeneres in 2011.

“When you’re tired, suck it up and go to the bar and you might meet your wife,” Damon said.

3. Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar

When the comedian met Jessica at a gym in 1998, she was actually a newlywed at the time.

But since things weren't going well in her marriage and she was so swept away by Jerry, she actually got divorced and married the actor a year later.

4. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

This leading lady doesn't need a leading man as her spouse.

She's been married to her husband, a sculptor, since 1978. The pair have four children together. When she won an Oscar in 2012, she adorably thanked him first.

5. Wanda Sykes and Alex Niedbalski

In addition to marrying a non-celeb, the actress met her wife in such a normal way: aboard a ferry.

“Something really said to me—like, audibly—‘Wow, that’s what you need, Wanda,’” Sykes told The Guardian in 2018. The parents to twins have been married since 2008.

6. Jon Stewart and Tracey McShane

Fate intervened to help the longtime couple meet.

The former veterinary technician asked her friends to set her up with someone funny and sweet, like Jon Stewart. As luck would have it, her roommate was working on Jon's movie at the time.

After playing matchmaker, Jon and Tracey had their first blind date at a Mexican restaurant in 1996.

Three years later, Stewart proposed to her through The New York Times crossword puzzle. They married in 2000 and have two kids.

7. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

While Jim works in Hollywood, he has a behind-the-scenes role as a talent agent.

He first met his wife in an unconventional way when he rescued Reese from a drunk guy at a party.

"Jim came over and said, "‘Please excuse my friend. He's just broken up with someone,'" Reese told *Elle.

A year later, they were married. They have one child together. Jim has kept his job as an agent, representing everyone from Scarlett Johansson to Matthew McConaughey.

8. Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber

It was Vaughn’s movie-producer friend who introduced the actor to the former real estate agent in 2008.

At the time, she lived in Alberta, Canada. He said on Live with Regis and Kelly that the distance made him nervous to date her at first.


He was also worried about her close connection to his best friend and his wife.

"If it goes wrong, you’re talking about awkward,” Vaughn said. Thankfully, it all worked out, as they wed in 2010!

9. Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Jillian was tickled when the Grey's Anatomy actor booked a haircut at her hair salon.

"I was shocked [when he came in for an appointment] but at the same time, I was happy because he was so cute," Jillian recalled to People.

After three years of haircuts and developing a bond, the actor learned that she was single and asked her out.

They got married in 1999 and have welcomed four kids together since then.

Despite a brief separation in 2016, these two are still going strong.

10. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas

After a chance meeting in 2011, the 30 Rock actor has been smitten with the yoga instructor ever since.

Despite their 26-year age gap, they have gotten married and welcomed six children (one via surrogate).

11. Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic

Since Sibi used to work as an assistant for Winona Ryder, she met her now-husband at one of the actress's barbeques.

They eloped a year later in 2000 in Las Vegas. When Bale won the Oscar for The Fighter, he owed his success to his wife.


“I get choked up about that stuff," he told reporters. "[My wife] had to be married to so many different characters over our marriage."

"I know that it truly would be impossible to do it without her. She’s such a good, strong woman," he said.

12. Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano

The Wonder Woman star has been married to the real estate developer since 2008.

They met in the cutest way: at a wellness party in the Israeli desert. "We didn’t exactly find ourselves there, but we found each other,” she told Glamour magazine.

They welcomed their first daughter together in 2011.

Alma was promoted to big sister in 2017. We know they'll raise their girls to be as strong and her superhero character!

Recently, Gadot shared that they're expecting their third child together!

13. Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen

Nancy Juvonen is the co-founder of Flower Films, alongside Drew Barrymore. When Jimmy was cast in the lead role of Fever Pitch, both he and Nancy hit it off and began dating shortly after filming had wrapped.

14. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

Jeff and Tina met before Saturday Night Live while Tina was auditioning for an improv class. According to Jeff, Tina and Amy Poehler were among the very best he'd ever seen.

Together, Tina and Jeff would eventually go on to create Mean Girls.

15. Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer may not have the same kind of recognition as her ex-husband Tobey Maguire, but she's still a household name in her own right.

Most notably, Jennifer is the woman behind the immensely popular Jennifer Meyer jewelry brand,

16. Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe

Alexi's sister, Ariel Ashe, worked for SNL as a set designer. Years back, when Seth was in attendance for Chris Kattan's wedding, he was introduced to his future wife by mutual friends.

They've been happily married ever since.

17. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

Aaron Paul met Lauren Parsekian at the Coachella Music Festival. After spending the day together listening to their favorite bands, Lauren and Aaron waited in line to ride the Ferris wheel. It was here that the couple shared their first kiss.

18. Chris O'Donnell and Caroline Fentress

Chris explained how he and his wife Caroline first began their romantic relationship to Redbook Magazine. "The first time I kissed her, I was like, Wow. But she was the sister of a good friend, so my next thought was, 'Oh, God — Andrew's going to be really pissed off!'"

19. Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Christine Marinoni is an education advocate and activist. Ironically, up until Cynthia and Christine started dating — Cynthia Nixon had never been in a romantic situation with a woman before.

The former Sex and the City star explains that she was drawn to Christine's aura.

20. David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman

David met and fell in love with a brilliant visual artist by the name of Zoe Buckman. Unfortunately for the former Friends star, the union wasn't meant to be and he and Zoe were divorced seven years later.

21. Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston

Jeff Bridges has been married to Susan Geston for nearly 45 years. When Jeff was asked the secret to his successful marriage, he joked that he and Susan simply never got divorced.

It's a simple strategy but it clearly works.

22. Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley

When Bon Jovi first met his future wife, she was involved with another man.

He told Best Life that “Dorothea was going out with one of those guys who joined the service. He left town … and you know the five-second rule when you drop a piece of toast on the ground? I gave him three weeks.”

23. Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa

Daniella isn't an actress, although you've probably seen her appearing alongside Kevin on Married to Jonas.

When she isn't doing her reality TV duties, Daniella is a business owner, as well as the founder of the Daniella Jonas jewelry company.

24. Lake Bell and Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell is a visual/tattoo artist based out of New York City. He and Lake were married in 2013 and stayed married for seven years before finally calling it quits in 2020.

The couple remains on amicable terms and has agreed to co-parent.

25. Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern

Over the years, Lisa has been asked multiple times for the secret to her strong foundation with her husband Michel Stern.

Lisa told Glamour that "We’re committed to our marriage working. It turns out, after you have a history, there’s such a bond, and love takes another shape.”

26. Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

When Eva and Jose first met, each of them had just gotten out of a very hard and difficult relationship. They bonded over their shared grief and misery and in no time at all, wound up dating (and eventually married) to one another.

27. Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

Eddie met Hannah the same year that he became a student at Eton College. After being close friends for well over a decade, their romance finally blossomed during a memorable trip to Florence.

Just one more reason to love Italy I suppose.

28. Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley

Margot told Vogue that before she and Tom started dating, she was the proverbial single girl with no plans to settle down. “The idea of relationships made me want to vomit," Margot joked. "And then this crept up on me."