There’s nothing a hound of rabid paparazzi cameramen loves better than shooting a superstar couple. It’s your classic case of a two-for-one. On their own, most of the stars listed here garner tons of attention, but when they’re paired with their famous significant others, it takes the buzz meter to an entirely different decibel. See our top ten list below of the popular celeb couples that get stalked the most by the paparazzi.
10 Jennifer Anniston & Justin Theroux
It’s been a very long time coming, but it looks like Jennifer Anniston has totally rebounded in a major way from her public and harsh break-up with the perennial stud, Brad Pitt. Her new man is the talented writer, producer and actor Justin Theroux, and he’s slowly becoming an A-list talent himself. This is thanks in part to his cool biker style, his rugged good looks, and his starring role in HBO’s new series The Leftovers. It’s true – Brad Pitt and Angelina may still be the biggest game in town when the paparazzi go out hunting, but look out - Justin and Jennifer are garnering a ton of buzz too. Also be sure to catch Justin Theroux on the most recent cover of Details Magazine.
9 Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez
It’s nice when you can add a couple to the list that’s different from all the names you hear about all the time. This couple is pretty new on the scene: the desire of all teenage girls, Zac Efron and one of the more fun-loving bad girls of Hollywood, Michelle Rodriguez. The interesting twist in this one is that the word on the street was that Rodriguez wasn’t into men. This was because of her off/on romantic relationship with British model Cara Delevingne. But for now, she seems to be frolicking in the sun with Efron and the paparazzi can’t get enough of them.
8 Kim and Kanye
When it comes to celebrity couples, it doesn’t get any more “in your face” than the combined star power of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The thing that is different about this couple is that they totally understand how to manipulate the love-hate dance with the paparazzi. Whenever they step out, with or without their daughter North, it’s always a paparazzi event. They always wear the latest fashions, Kim usually wears something revealing, and they are usually hanging with their other celebrity friends. So for the paparazzi, it’s always a win-win situation.
7 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
When you talk about the major celebrity couples on the Hollywood scene, it really doesn’t get any bigger than Brad and Angelina. You might as well call them King Kong & Ann. Separately, these two are formidable forces, but when you combine their individual star power and Tinsel town influence, there is really no other couple that compares. Plus they have a boatload of lovely, diverse kids in their beautiful family, so there’s always something new and exciting for the paparazzi to shoot. And while we are on the issue, look out for Jolie’s new directorial effort Unbroken dropping later this year and Brad has a new war movie titled Fury dropping soon too.
6 Khloe Kardashian and French Montana
It makes sense that in an article about the paparazzi and celebrity couples, the Kardashian clan has more than one entry. We already spoke about Kim, so now let’s talk about her sister Khloe. So Khloe already had the very public break-up with NBA star Lamar Odom and we all know how that ended – not very well. But now she’s going out with a notorious Bad Boy rapper from the Bronx in NYC named French Montana. French is from the tough uptown streets and Khloe is more of a privileged princess, so their union is a gold mine for the paparazzi hounds. Looking a little deeper, let’s just hope Khloe knows what she’s doing, because it looks like she may be biting off more than she can chew.
5 Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz
It’s been just over a year since Glee star Lea Michele was devastated by the death of her boyfriend and co-star Corey Monteith. This was one of those deaths that really shook Hollywood and it seemed like the entire entertainment world stopped and took time out to mourn with her. But now it seems her grieving period is over and she has cozied up to upcoming model and actor Matthew Paetz. With regards to the latter, he’s not really a paparazzi draw, but Lea Michele has more than enough star power for the both of them. There is another dynamic going on here – Lea is such a lovable and cute actress and people naturally root for her and want to see her happy. So when the cameras score great pictures of her having fun with her new beau, the demand for these shots is very high indeed.
4 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Even though these two don’t put out as many movies/shows as before, the paparazzi never seem to get enough of them. Plus there are always rumors going around about the different and unorthodox practices that these two may be into: swinging, scientology - just to name a few. Also their young teenage kids Jaden and Willow have become huge generators of media buzz themselves. So whenever the paparazzi hunt down the Smith clan, it’s very much a family affair.
3 Jay-Z and Beyonce
For the longest time, it seemed that Jay-Z and Beyonce had the best celebrity relationship on earth, and they were living in their own utopian paradise. But this year, we have started to see some very real glitches in the matrix. There was the crazy fight in the elevator with Beyoncé’s sister Solange attacking Jay-Z and there has also been a lot of chatter about their “On the Run” tour regarding an increasing divide between the two mega-stars. There’s nothing that makes the paparazzi swarm harder than news of an impending split between a superstar couple. For what it’s worth, we think the relationship between Jay-Z and Bey is still strong, but that won’t stop the cameras from stalking them anywhere they go.
2 George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
The reason why the paparazzi loves to follow this soon-to-be-married couple is simply this: no one ever really thought that the handsome silver fox George Clooney would settle down and get married. At the age of 53, he’s been through so many relationships that everyone just figured he’d be a bachelor for life. But all it took was a stunning and erudite lawyer (far removed from the world of Hollywood) to steal his heart. The wedding date is apparently right around the corner and you can count on the cameras stalking these two really closely as long as they remain an item.
1 Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
So these two actors have to be the most sizzling & hot Hollywood couple of the moment – and the paparazzi knows it. Slap these two hotties on an ad for any product, and chances are you’ll move a million units just because of their perfect genes. They recently hooked up after the engagement broke off between Vergara and Nick Loeb. Vergara and Manganiello started off as just friends, but things escalated quickly and the two Hollywood stars are just having lots of no-strings fun and seeing where it all goes. But just to reiterate, if you are looking for the King and the Queen of the Hollywood kingdom right now, it would certainly be Sofia and Joe.