14 Celebrities Who Met Their Soul Mate In High School

Elizabeth Spina

Finding "the one" in high school is extremely unlikely. I mean, really think about some of the people you dated in high school. Case and point, right?

Finding "the one" in high school and then becoming famous is even more unlikely, which is what makes these famous couples so special! These 14 pairs have gone the distance with obvious odds stacked against them, and I have to tip my hat to that.

1. Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins

"Die A Happy Man" singer and his wife, Lauren Akins, originally met as high schoolers. While they were on-again-off-again for some time during high school, they ultimately ended up together and now share four daughters.

2. LL Cool J and Simone Smith.

The rap legend and his wife, Simone Smith, got married in 1995, after initially getting together as teenagers. Their relationship has not only stood the test of time, but has also overcome some major obstacles. In 2004, Smith was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. But fortunately, in 2019, announced that she had been cancer-free for 14 years.

3. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson.

NBA icon LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, met long before LeBron became a basketball legend.

“[Savannah] was down when I was at my high school, no cameras, no lights,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. The pair now share three children.

4. Bono and Ali Hewson.

U2 singer Bono and his wife Ali Hewson first met in Ireland when they were in high school.

"We were teenagers, went to the same high school, and just so happens it was this afternoon I walked her to her bus," he told Glamour in 2016. "Isn't that mad?"


5. Carli Lloyd and Brian Hollins.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team player, Carli Lloyd has been married to professional golfer, Brian Hollins since 2016, but has been dating him for more than 20 years.

The couple marked their 20th anniversary via Instagram, writing: "Nothing can ever tear us apart."

6. Stephen and Ayesha Curry.

NBA player Stephen Curry met his wife Ayesha when they were just teenagers in North Carolina at a church youth group, but didn't actually start dating until a few years later. Now, the pair share three children.

7. Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell.

The Glee star and her husband, Taylor Hubbel, met at their shared Arizona high school, but like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, the two didn't hit things off until years later. The couple later tied the knot in 2015.

8. Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford.

Kendrick Lamar and his fiancé, Whitney Alford, met as teens and have been in it for the long haul ever since.

"That's my best friend. I don't even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion—she's somebody I can tell my fears to," Kendrick told Billboard.


9. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal.

Lin-Manuel admitted to crushing on his wife, Vanessa Nadal, back in high school — long before the two started dating. Fortunately, he worked up the courage to invite her to an improv show via Facebook and the rest is history. The two got married in 2010.

10. Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Treado.

While Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Treado have always kept a low profile when it comes to their relationship, the two met back in 1979 in the town they both grew up in, have been married for more than 40 years, and share three children.

11. Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus.

After meeting as high school students in Long Beach, California, Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg tied the knot in 1997. The pair share three children and five grandchildren, but there have had many ups and downs, however, including almost getting divorced.

12. Ja Rule and Aisha Atkins.

Four years of high school, 20 years of marriage, three children, one reality TV show, and numerous scandals later, Ja Rule and his high school sweetheart Aisha Atkins are still going strong.

"It’s been said the first year of marriage is the hardest well here we are at"19 years! We’ve been through every emotional roller coaster together and weathered every storm!," Atkins wrote on Instagram, celebrating their 19th anniversary.

"You are an amazing father to our beautiful children and l feel so blessed to be your wife! I look forward to sharing forever with you. I love you infinitely," she added.

13. Ron and Cheryl Howard.

Director Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl tied the knot in 1975. “I met her, and there was never anybody else,” he told PEOPLE of his high school sweetheart.

“People say, ‘How’d you do it?’ There’s no technique. There’s no tactic other than communication is really important," he said, adding. "There’s an element of luck..."

14. Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley.

The "You Give Love A Bad Name" singer and his wife, Dorothea Hurley, first met and dated in high school, but later got married in 1989. When asked what the secret to their long-lasting marriage, Dorothy told PEOPLE: "Mutual respect. Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out."