The entertainment industry is full of beautiful people. While many of these stunning superstars marry equally gorgeous mates, some celebrities completely ignore outer appearances, and they decide to settle down with a person that many would probably characterize as “ugly.”
Besides, marrying a hunk or a hot babe doesn’t actually ensure that you will live blissfully ever after. Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful actresses in the industry, but despite marrying handsome men like David Justice and Oliver Martinez, she continuously fails when it comes to relationships. Jennifer Lopez is another stunning entertainer who married a good looking man, Cris Judd. That relationship was practically over before it even began. Would they have better luck in the love department if they were to give an “ugly” man a chance? It’s possible.
When it comes to choosing a life partner, there are other characteristics that should be way more important than a person’s looks. Even if a celebrity spouse isn’t conventionally beautiful, they may have a killer sense of humor, a heart of gold, and a personality that can win anyone over. Over time, these unattractive significant others can actually grow on us, and as we get to see more of their personality, their inner beauty begins to shine bright.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and these celebrities are happy and in love with their mates regardless of what the public may say. If you believe appearance is everything when it comes to choosing a partner, this list may instantly change your mind. Take a look at these 10 beautiful celebrities who looked past the exterior to fall in with their ugly spouses.
10. Mary-Kate Olsen
We all remember Mary-Kate Olsen as the rambunctious toddler on Full House, but the 29-year-old actress and fashion designer is all grown up now, and married to a much older man. Olsen began dating 46-year-old Olivier Sarkozy in May 2012, and two years later, she was rocking a diamond engagement ring. The two were married in November 2015, and no one even cares about their May-December romance. We’re more perplexed on what Olsen finds attractive about Sarkozy.
His receding hairline, those beady eyes, and his obsession with gripping Olsen’s head in public has us completely dumbfounded. Olsen is quite private when it comes to her relationships, so it’s likely we will never know what attracted Olsen to him. We will just have to assume there’s more to Sarkozy than meets the eye.
9. Adriana Lima
Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima is hands down one of the most stunning supermodels in the industry. Even after giving birth to two daughters, she is still one of today’s top models. When you think of a Victoria’s Secret model, you think of a woman who has a bevy of men chasing her down. Despite being the object of many men’s desires, Lima married the peculiar looking NBA player, Marko Jarić, after nine months of dating. He’s definitely not someone we would ever think Lima would be attracted to, but despite his appearance, the odd couple remained together for five years, eventually announcing their separation in 2014. Perhaps Lima finally came to her senses and realized she was way too hot for her unattractive spouse.
8. Dean McDermott
When Tori Spelling met fellow actor Dean McDermott, they were both married to other people. McDermott had a child with his former wife, Canadian actress Mary Jo Eustace, and the couple was in the process of adopting a daughter. In the blink of an eye, McDermott left their family to pursue a relationship with Spelling – quite the unconventional beauty. But, despite Eustace being more physically attractive than Spelling, McDermott signed the divorce papers and began his new life with the 90210 star.
Almost ten years later, Spelling and McDermott’s marriage is still going strong. Besides his affair, financial issues, alcoholism and depression, of course.
7. Elisabetta Gregoraci
Models being attracted to unattractive men has been a trend for decades, and Elisabetta Gregoraci is the queen of ugly spouses. The 35-year-old Italian model married 65-year-old Formula One manager, Flavio Briatore, in 2008. These two are polar opposites, with Gregoraci’s beauty almost overshadowing Briatore’s unflattering figure and unsightly demeanor. But, there must be something about Gregoraci that makes the ladies go wild. He has one child with Briatore, and a daughter with iconic supermodel, Heidi Klum. What do these gorgeous models see in Briatore? We may never know.
6. Salma Hayek
Actress Salma Hayek is the epitome of beauty, but when she stands next to her husband, we can’t help but notice the obvious difference in physical beauty between the two. Hayek gave birth to François-Henri Pinault’s child in 2007, and they were later married in 2009. Pinault, a French billionaire, definitely has a thing for models. When Hayek was pregnant with their daughter, 90s supermodel, Linda Evangelista, was pregnant by Pinault too! He initially denied fathering Evangelista’s son, Augustin James, but later reached a paternity settlement with her. This man has good taste in women despite being rather unattractive.
5. Pierce Brosnan
In 1994, actor Pierce Brosnan met journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico. Seven years later, the two were married in Ireland. 62-year-old Brosnan is considered one of Hollywood’s most handsome entertainers, but his wife has gone through some physical changes since they tied the knot.
Once a lean, svelte, and statuesque beauty, Keely has struggled to maintain a healthy weight for years. She has definitely packed on the pounds and it has really taken a toll on her appearance. Despite her fluctuating weight, Brosnan stays devoted to her, and 22 years after meeting, their marriage is still going strong.
Beyoncé and Jay Z are a power couple, and the two have reportedly been together since the early-2000s. They kept their relationship on the low for many years, but when they finally went public, many people were confused as to why the “Flawless” singer would hook up with the unattractive rapper. It’s pretty clear that Jay hit the jackpot when Beyoncé agreed to marry him in 2008, and when it came to choosing a husband, Beyonce’s love for Jay clearly goes much deeper than his appearance. As a business mogul, Jay’s empire continues to grow, and together, these two are unstoppable. At this point, Jay’s outer appearance is secondary to him being a good husband to Bey, and a good father to their daughter, Blue Ivy.
3. Felicity Huffman
Gorgeous actress Felicity Huffman met William H. Macy in 1982 at the Atlantic Theater Company where Huffman was the student, and the William was the teacher. They tied the knot in 1997, and according to Huffman, it was love at first sight. She was the one to pursue him, and despite Macy being a bit hard on the eyes, Huffman says her heart skips a beat whenever he enters the room. She’s still madly, head over heels in love with him despite his gaunt frame and ghastly appearance.
2. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts has it all. She’s not only an award-winning actress, but she’s also a timeless beauty that was named People’s most beautiful person in 2010. She could literally have her pick of any of the leading men in Hollywood, but she settled on Daniel Moder, a cameraman she met on the set of The Mexican. Roberts was in a relationship at the time, and Moder was married to his ex, Vera Steimberg. As soon as his divorce was finalized, he tied the knot with Roberts in 2002. Moder is definitely not on the same level as Roberts in terms of beauty. He’s a little rough around the edges, and he definitely doesn’t strike us as someone to whom we think Roberts would be attracted. But beauty is only skin deep, and these two are determined to make their marriage work despite it all.
1. Marisa Miller
Another supermodel who married a man not on her level when it comes to looks is Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller. Miller is considered a sex symbol, and her frequent appearances in Maxim magazine confirm that she’s pretty much every man’s dream. Despite having her pick of hunks, Miller married talent manager, Griffin Guess, in 2006. Guess isn’t completely hideous, but we definitely think Miller could have aimed higher when it came to picking an attractive significant other. The public’s perception of their relationship doesn’t mean a thing to these two lovebirds, who have had a strong relationship for almost ten years.