Love is nothing short of a game that anyone can win at if they try. Love takes patience but when you find your “one” it makes it all worthwhile. It doesn’t matter who you are, a florist, lawyer, actor, singer… when it comes down to it, we are all but human and, in turn, have similar desires. Sure, there are those select few who would much rather focus on their careers but, either way.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes and usually comes about when you least expect it. True love is blind and doesn’t care who you are or how much money you make because nothing can ever replace that magical feeling that you have when you finally unite with the person who you’re meant to be with. Celebrities are no different from us “normies” in that sense. Just because they’re rich and famous doesn’t necessarily mean that their heart sees those boundaries. Love is love, no matter who you are, and that’s the way it’s meant to be. This point cannot be better demonstrated than with the lovely ladies of Hollywood who just-so-happened to end up with guys who have normal, or normalish, jobs. Interested in who these lucky guys are? Read on to find out!
15. Julianna Margulies
Sometimes finding love is an inescapable journey where two people are simply brought together by the likes of fate and this is just one of those stories. Despite not wanting to go out to celebrate an agent who she didn’t end up signing with’s birthday, she finally agreed to stay for a drink and her life was changed forevermore. Being as upfront as she is, she literally walked right up to him, told him he was hot, asked if he was an actor/model and if he was twelve years old and the rest, as they say, is history. After having been pleasantly surprised that her current husband of over eight years, Keith Lieberthal, was a lawyer they began dating and have been inseparable ever since. But, when you look at the facts, it’s easy to see why. Not only is there a serious attraction between them but they share a lot of mutual interests, are able to have deep and intellectual conversations, support one another but adore one another. So, next time you don’t really want to go out with your friends you may want to reconsider because, who knows, finding your soulmate may be right around the corner.
14. Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow met her husband over 26 years ago through her French roommate who just so happened to be dating him at the time! While her friend and Michel Stern may had gone out for two and a half years Lisa didn’t see him again for another six years because she was too afraid that it wouldn’t be appropriate to show an interest in him while he was dating another person. The couple finally reunited at a mutual friend’s birthday party and Kudrow finally found it fit to make a move and this famous actress and French advertising executive have been together from that day forward. So, what’s their secret to their successful marriage that has now lasted over twenty years? According to her, you simply shouldn’t be afraid to be independent as long as you two have the same goals, do what’s best for your kids and smile! Sounds simple enough, right?
13. Lake Bell
Lake Bell had initially met the tattoo artist that she would eventually marry on the set of the television show How to Make it in America back in 2011 where Scott Campbell was hired for the sole reason to apply a pancake stack tattoo transfer onto Lake. Fancy, huh? It was six in the morning at the time and she was not in the best of shape: curlers in her hair, no makeup, nothing, but that didn’t seem to matter. They reunited six months later and he had “Lake” tattooed on his back a mere nine days after their first date. While this may sound a little extreme, she couldn’t have agreed more with his brash decision and they have since been married and are raising a child together. Love makes you do crazy things but they’re only crazy if the other doesn’t feel the same way… thankfully she did. If anything, at least it’s definitely an amusing story to tell the grandkids.
12. Zoe Saldana
While Zoe Saldana and her husband Marco Perego may not have been together for very long, she is not one to wait around just because that’s the sociably acceptable thing to do. When she and this Italian artist first started dating, they both had a feeling that this was it and so they just jumped right in and had a quiet wedding in London to celebrate finding true love. Sure, there may have been a bit of a controversy around him taking on her last name but she was supportive of his decision and really don’t care what others think about what goes on in their personal lives. Just goes to show that when you know, you know, and there’s no harm in going with your gut every once in a while because it may just lead to one of the best choices you could have ever made. This being said, is jumping right into marriage something that everyone should be doing? Probably not but there are always exceptions to the norm and they seem to be just that. An exception.
11. Alison Sweeney
It doesn’t matter who you are, love can find you at any age and with Alison Sweeney and David Sanov, the connection was there since childhood. Having grown up together since their parents were co-workers, Alison admits that she was crushing on David since she was a child and he must have felt the same because he finally asked her out once she reached the legal age of twenty-one. Having been married for fifteen years to this California highway patrol officer has been a relatively easy trek for this retired Days of our Lives actress because she has the ability to put family first and they love and support one another every step of the way. This being said, having similar beliefs and values definitely plays a part, too. Whether you’re young or old, love will find a way to find you… even if it’s when you least expect it.
10. Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo and her music producer husband Chris Ivery show that you can literally find love when you least expect it. According to Pompeo, they initially met in a grocery store in L.A. and a friendship suddenly emerged but she never goes into more detail than that so you can only imagine what their initial conversation was all about which then lead to them bonding. Well, whatever it was, it proved enough to build a strong enough foundation which would then lead to them officially dating six months after their initial encounter and eventually tying the knot. Despite there being a lot of drama sparking from personal turmoils in their relationship, they are proof that divorce is not always the answer because talking it out and powering through the hard times is what a marriage is all about. When you know that it’s meant to be you do whatever it takes to make it work. Love can make you irrational and while everyone may not agree with Ellen’s decision to stay with him despite having attempted to cheat on multiple occasions it’s her life to lead, not ours to judge.
9. Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks met her husband on her first day of college and decided to go up to him because he was cute and she figured that they could at least hook-up considering, well, it was college. Little did they know that they would be dating for about a decade after that initial meet-up and they would eventually be getting married! Sure, Max Handleman may look like an actor but he actually started off as an investment banker and slowly transformed into an author, producer, blogger, director and even owner of a business. He and Elizabeth decided to open up a production company together, Brownstone Productions, which is responsible for the Pitch Perfect franchise and who knows what will happen in the future? Sure, they may not have expected that they would eventually end up together but it’s safe to say that they’re sure glad that they did and even though it took 10 years to finally tie the knot at least late is better than never.
8. Julie Bowen
Sure, Julie Bowen may just be a self-proclaimed B-list television actress who is probably most popularly known for her involvement with Happy Gilmore, Modern Family or Lost but she’s a celebrity all the same. Besides, she’s not too hard on the eyes either. She can’t say enough good things about her real estate investor husband, Scott Phillips, who works from home to take care of their three kids and she has even nominated him for sainthood! In order for a healthy relationship to work, your partner has to be a counterbalance to your own craziness, a way to keep you grounded when life gets tough, and that’s exactly what Phillips is. His calming, gentle nature paired with his patience and ability to care of those that he loves are just some of the qualities that this television actress loves about her average Joe husband who is anything but ordinary in her eyes.
7. Tina Fey
While Tina Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmand, may be one of the better known men on this list, he is nowhere near celebrity status. This musician, composer and director has worked alongside Fey and even composed the theme to her hit show 30 Rock and they just go to show that you don’t necessarily have to keep your work and personal lives separate from one another. Having known each other before making a name for themselves probably made it easier to grow as a couple but it’s pretty safe to say that the slightly awkward looking Richmand never thought that he would end up marrying one of the sexiest brains in Hollywood. They fell in love after spending an afternoon at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and finally got married after seven years of dating. Sure, Fey’s no-nonsense, hard working attitude toward life filled with rules probably plays a major role in their relationship but their love is there for the world to see and there’s no denying the sincerity of it.
6. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera met her current fiancé, Matt Rutler, while he was working as a production assistant on Burlesque and has been there for her from that day forward. It is crazy to think that he helped her through her wicked divorce with Jordan Bratman and stepped onto the red carpet with her only a month after it was filed! This point notwithstanding, they seem to be very much in love and don’t need to get married anytime soon to prove that they love each other with all of their hearts. But, the question behind how fit he is to be a parent may be a different story, especially once he was caught driving with their 18-month old daughter on his lap! While we may not know how long their engagement will last, a lot can happen between now and then so all we can do until then is wait and hope for the best.
5. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon can be directly associated with being called America’s sweetheart due to her squeaky clean image and girl next door amazing looks but it seems to be a different story when it comes to the question of her love life. After having divorced Ryan Phillippe, she found love again with CAA agent Jim Toth when he apparently saved her from being hit on by his drunk friend… or so she thought. After having been arrested for a D.U.I. back in 2013, there has been some doubt in Witherspoon’s mind as to whether or not Toth is the same man that she fell in love with and there have been rumors floating around the idea of divorce ever since. Either way, they seem to be fine but who knows what goes on behind closed doors? If anything, at least there’s going to be a spot open for a new beau in her life and it could be you!
4. Anne Hathaway
While Anne Hathaway’s husband, Adam Shulman, may be beginning to make a name for himself in the acting scene, he was once simply a jewelry designer who has happy to simply get an extra gig here and a commercial there which makes him just about as average as the rest of us. This being said, money should never be the determining factor in any relationship and, besides, it’s not like he was struggling anyway. Having been together since 2008 thanks to the likes of a mutual friend and Palm Springs Film Festival but, most importantly, patience the couple finally welcomed their first child into the world in early April and they have been nothing but a small but happy family ever since. Anne supposedly fell in love at first sight and invited him on a trip to New Orleans for their first date after finally realizing that he was single. Sure, this may sound a little extreme to most of us but, hey, we all have our own ways of finding love and that just so happened to be hers and, given the final result, who are we to judge her forward approach. Given, their love story may not be considered conventional but, out of all honesty, whose is?
3. Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross and her stockbroker husband, Tom Mahoney, have been married for nine years now and their love is still going strong. They say that sometimes you just have to take a chance to find love and that it can be found in the most unexpected of places and both of these facts are true for their relationship. After she went through a string of the wrong men for her, she gave up on the idea of ever finding love− that is, until she met Tom. They just so happened to be at the same flower shop at the same time, and all she had to go on was his magical voice considering that she was walking behind him the entire time. Though she never got the guts to talk to him, she left him her number after she asked the cashier about him and her life has never been the same since. While Marcia Cross may have taken a break from the spotlight in order to focus on family, this fire-headed beauty may be returning to the silver screen sooner rather than later. It just goes to show that you never know how or when Cupid’s arrow will strike but, once your own personal journeys are done, your next chapter can begin and it will be nothing short of breathtaking.
2. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is undoubtedly one of the hottest women in Hollywood and Cash Warren is the name of the lucky guy who just so happens to come home to her each and every single night. Having met on the Fantastic Four shoot back in 2005, this leading lady couldn’t help but fall head over heels for Cash Warren, a production assistant who just to happened to be on set. Sure, he may be a film producer now but the one thing that hasn’t changed in the 11 years that they’ve been together is the love that they share for each other. Despite being a successful actress and business woman, she launched The Honest Campaign, the support that Cash provides for her on a daily basis is what keeps her going. It just goes to show that it’s the little things in life that make it worthwhile. The simple fact that he’s not afraid to be open and honest with his feelings and even posted a really sweet birthday message on Twitter means that he knows how to make a girl feel special and that’s the best feeling in the world.
1. Scarlett Johansson
There is absolutely no denying how sexy Scarlett Johansson is but considering that she can probably have almost any guy that she wants it’s crazy to think that she would eventually come across her Mr. Right thanks to the likes of a mutual friend. So, who is this lucky guy? Romain Dauriac was once an art magazine editor turned manager of a creative agency, proving that he doesn’t need Scarlett to be successful. But, despite the change in his career path which could have happened to absolutely anyone, he is one of the select few who can say that he would eventually meet his future wife and one of the sexiest women in the world all thanks to his social life. However, their recent marriage can definitely be viewed as a shock, especially considering that she has even gone on record saying that she was indifferent to the idea of marriage. While we may never know all of the details regarding what made her change her mind, we can only gather that it was because there was something about him that set him apart from the other guys that she has dated which then led her to say “I do”.