Have you ever noticed that certain couples look eerily like brother and sister? It appears as though opposites don’t necessarily attract. Perhaps you and your significant other have even been accused of being siblings! If we look to Hollywood, many celeb couples also share very similar features. So, what is this all about? Various theories have emerged to explain this very peculiar phenomena, some of which are even backed by science. Some ideas are that:
We find our own genes more attractive; we are simply more attracted to people who look like ourselves.
We love familiarity (we tend to trust people who look more like us and find them more cooperative).
Some women are attracted to men who look similar to their own fathers (sexual imprinting).
So, if you happen to date someone who looks like you, does it actually mean anything? Some theories have suggested that couples who look like each other may have longer relationships because of a higher level of trust due to the familiarity of their faces. Other studies have found that those who look similar end up being happier. It is also interesting to see that people who have been together for decades (such as your grandparents) begin to look similar because of decades of shared experiences.
What do you make of all of this? Are you creeped out? Intrigued? Let us know.
15 John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
14 Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
13 Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift may have finally found her match in Tom Hiddleston. Perhaps they were drawn to each other because of their similar facial features such as their square-shaped face and blue yes. When they wear the same pair of sunglasses, they look even more alike - some may say they look like twins! This particular pairing sparked a lot of controversy after everyone realized that she had only dumped poor Calvin Harris two weeks prior.
12 Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
New power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively has everyone saying #relationshipgoals. In fact, they have shared their own romantic tale on so many occasions that they have been given the title of being the most in love couple in all of Hollywood. Although they aren’t as identical as others on this list, they do slightly resemble each other. They have thin faces and similar strong jawlines. The two have been going strong since 2011 after meeting on the set of the failed Green Lantern, but they didn’t officially announce they were together until 2012. In any case, the two now have a daughter together and are expecting another one soon.
11 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Some say that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi look like each other. We would agree that they look somewhat similar, particularly when de Rossi’s hair is cut short. Indeed, they do have the exact same face shape and similarly-shaped eyes. The couple has been together since 2004 and by the time the same-sex marriage ban in California was lifted, they became officially married in 2008. The couple seems to be in it for the long haul.
10 Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Every person who feared for Jennifer Aniston’s life after the highly publicized demise of her marriage to Brad Pitt - would she find someone to love her? Would she get married? - breathed a sigh of relief when she finally found a man. That man was Justin Theroux, whose most notable role is that of 2000’s American Psycho. He is also a director and a screenwriter. In any case, the two do resemble each other, or at least share several similar features: they both have big faces (we can't say that in any more of a flattering way), similar noses and kind eyes.
9 Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren could kind of pass for brother sister - not twins, but definitely brother and sister with their dark hair, dark eyes, olive skin and same bright smile. They also have similar chins.
8 Katy Perry and Russell Brand
7 Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Back all the way in the 90s - 1994 to be exact - these two could have passed for twins. Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow had the exact same facial structure, strong jawline and even the exact same haircut. Whether the matching haircut was intentional or not, that we will never know.
6 Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
It is quite easy to see that Adam Brody (the guy who had a lot to do with ushering in the popularization of the nerd as Seth Cohen on The OC) and Leighton Meester (known for her role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl) look quite similar. Like others on this list, they could also pass as brother and sister. Not only do they have the same dark colored eyes and dark hair, but a closer examination shows that the similarities do not end there. They also have a very similarly long face shape and similar chins. It appears that Brody may have a certain "type," as Meester looks similar to his ex-girlfriend, Summer Roberts aka Rachel Bilson.
5 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
4 Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
American quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen have the exact same facial structure with their inverted triangular face shapes, the same chin and a similar jawline that many would be envious of. They even have the same square hairline!
The two began dating in 2006 after mutual friends said they were the exact same person. On meeting Brady, Bundchen described the experience as love at first sight, saying, “I knew right away — the first time I saw him. We met through a friend. The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!... From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.”
3 Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid
2 Homer and Marge Simpson
Everyone’s favourite TV couple (with the exception of George H. W. Bush, the older one, who once said that the Simpsons were the cause of society’s problems), Homer and Marge Simpson look eerily similar - so much so that if Homer were to put on a blue wig, he might just pass for Marge. They are both yellow, have the exact same oversized eyes, the exact same peanut-shaped head and gummy smile. They have been together since the 80s and are one celebrity couple who has survived documenting their lives. In fact, they have been on the television out of all the other TV couples.
1 LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
Country singer LeAnn Rimes and b-list actor Eddie Cibrian could easily pass as siblings, if not twins. They have the exact same face shape with their angular jaw, pointed chin and hooded eyes.
They gained a lot of attention in the media in 2009 after it was revealed that they both had an affair after meeting on the set of Northern Lights. The two then left their respective former husband and wife and by 2011, they were married. It took an entire year after the initial affair for Rimes to make a public statement about the affair, but she said, "I take responsibility for everything I've done. I hate that people got hurt, but I don't regret the outcome. Reality television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has documented the effects that the affair had on Cibrian’s ex-wife, the outspoken Brandi Glanville, who doesn’t exactly think highly of her ex-husband’s new lover. However, in an unexpected turn of events, LeeAnn and Glanville may have put the past behind them as various reports have detailed friendly exchanges on Twitter, with Glanville even wishing the couple happy anniversary.
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