They say that dogs tend to look like their owners, but what about people looking like their significant others? It’s uncanny how much two people in a relationship can look like one another, yet no one realized until they started showing up everywhere arm-in-arm.
This list features 10 celebrity couples who’ve become known for their clone-like appearances. Whether they’ve just begun to dress the same or they have identical facial structures or colouring, it’s weird to think that these celebrities eventually wound up attracted to someone who could be their twin or sibling. Although the saying suggests that opposites attract, these photos are proof that some people are destined to wind up with someone who’s basically the same as them, physically speaking.
With that being said, this list also features 10 celebrity couples who still seem like polar opposites. No amount of time has made these other couples lose their originality (and sometimes we forget they’re even an item). From relationships we just never saw coming to celebrity couples who don’t even seem to run in the same social group, it’s a wonder how these famous folks got together. Keep reading to see 10 celebrity couples that are dead-ringers for each other, and 10 couples that couldn’t be more different.
20 Look Alike: Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Perhaps the most well-known look-a-like couple is Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. The NFL star and Victoria’s Secret angel tied the knot in 2009 after dating for three years. Immediately after the couple got together, fans began pointing out their similarities. Tom and Gisele share the same light brown hair colour and light eyes. But even more importantly, the couple also shares the same long, well-structured face shape.
How many couples do you know with such great bone structure? Gisele and Tom are parents to two genetically blessed kids: their son Benjamin was born in 2009, while their daughter Vivian was born in 2012.
19 So Different: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Before they got hitched in 2014, we can’t say that fans imagined Kim Kardashian settling down with a musician like Kanye West. Up until then, the reality star had almost exclusively dated athletes. In addition to that, Kanye’s penchant for bizarre behaviour and controversial comments seemed like it would pose a problem for Kim’s image-oriented family.
Nonetheless, the makeup mogul’s marriage to Kanye has been the most successful relationship she's had. The unlikely pair share four children together and have managed to power through several instances where Kanye’s behaviour made the headlines. Hey, any publicity is good publicity, right?
18 Look Alike: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Out of all the men that songstress Taylor Swift has romanced, we’d say her current beau Joe Alwyn has got to be the most similar to the star, looks-wise that is. The actor shares the same signature golden-blonde hair as Taylor. Even more, the couple shares the same tall stature, blinding blue eyes, and a similar facial structure, which is proof that they’d make gorgeous babies.
The pair has been together since the spring of 2017 and, according to sources, it’s going swimmingly. “Keeping it private from the beginning really helped their relationship,” a source told People last year. “They were able to get to know each other in peace.”
17 So Different: Lady Gaga and Taylor McKinney
While they definitely seemed like an unlikely pairing, fans were still heartbroken when Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney eventually called off their engagement in 2017. The pop star and Chicago Fire star dated for several years and truly seemed like endgame. Despite their break-up (and the fact Gaga has already gotten engaged to someone else and called it off since then), the two have only had kind words for each other.
Just a few years ago, a source told Us Weekly the exes were “still talking.” “Taylor really hopes they’ll get back together,” they added. But considering Gaga has already found love elsewhere, we doubt these two will reconcile.
16 Look Alike: Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod
Jennifer Lopez is set to walk down the aisle again after she accepted a proposal from her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez (who’s also dated Cameron Diaz and Madonna) this past March. The couple has been dating for the past two years and often update their followers with cut shots of their blended family.
However, many fans can’t help but point out how similar J-Lo and her beau look. They both have similarly round faces and full lips. They also share the same bronzed skin tone and hair colour. “We’re really happy,” Jen told People when they announced their engagement. Alex added, “We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most.”
15 So Different: Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Nowadays, Angelina Jolie is best-known for her famous relationship and divorce from actor Brad Pitt, with whom she shares six kids. But before that chapter in her life, the actress was once married to Billy Bob Thornton, and it's a relationship that still baffles us to this day. It wasn’t just the age difference that turned fans off. It was the fact the pair only dated for two months before marrying in 2000 while in Las Vegas.
The couple eventually parted in 2003, while in the middle of adopting a child from Cambodia (which Angie later did on her own). But we’ll never forget the weird behaviour the two exhibited while together, including wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks. To each their own!
14 Look Alike: LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian had to go through quite the public saga when they went public with their relationship. The pair were both going through divorces when they went public with their relationship in 2009. They eventually tied the knot in 2011 at their home in California. While they don’t have any children of their own, LeAnn is a stepmom to Eddie’s two sons.
Nowadays, perhaps the most surprising thing about this celebrity couple is how similar they look. LeAnn and Eddie both share the same small, distinctive eyes. Some fans have even suggested their face and nose shape are the same, and we see it.
13 So Different: Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent
While this celebrity relationship flew under the radar, it’s still one that has us scratching our heads. In 2013, comedian Chelsea Handler and rapper 50 Cent admitted to dating casually, Huffington Post reports. Given their different backgrounds and wildly different professions, many fans were surprised to hear they had been friends with benefits for so many years.
Though there's supposedly nothing romantic between them nowadays, they continue to have sweet things to say about each other. "It wasn't the most serious relationship. He came on my show [in 2010] and he sent me flowers,” Chelsea told Oprah Winfrey a few years ago. “And I was like, 'I'm not gonna date somebody whose name is a number.'"
12 Look Alike: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
One of the longest married couples in Hollywood is Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon. The lookalike pair wed in 1998 and have since welcomed two children: their son Travis was born in 1989, while their daughter Sosie was born in 1992.
Fans have always seen a resemblance in this famous couple, from their similar blonde hair colour (though Kevin has now grayed) to their strong cheekbones and wide smiles. Perhaps the reason the pair looks so similar is that they’re actually related. Kyra and Kevin made headlines in 2011 after appearing on the TV show Finding Your Roots. Their episode revealed the two are 9th cousins, once removed.
11 So Different: Heidi Klum and Seal
No one expected blonde supermodel Heidi Klum to jump into a new relationship when she announced her first pregnancy in 2003 after a brief fling with Flavio Briatore. It soon became obvious Flavio was not going to have a role in raising their daughter. But what really took fans by surprise is that Heidi began seeing singer Seal during her third trimester- he was even present for the birth of her daughter Leni (whom he later adopted).
Many fans were stunned at the unlikeliness of this couple. But nevertheless, they were married from 2005 to 2014. In that time, they welcomed two sons and a daughter.
10 Look Alike: Benedict and Sophie Cumberbatch
The similarity between Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie are uncanny. The actor first gained notoriety for his role as the titular character in Sherlock. But when he’s not acting, the celebrity spends his time at home with his wife and their two boys.
Sophie and Benedict married in 2014 after being friends for 17 years. Fans have marvelled at how the couple share an almost identical face shape, including their long jawlines, prominent cheekbones, and similar colouring. The couple has welcomed two sons: Christopher Carlton was born in 2015, while Hal Auden was born in 2017.
9 So Different: Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
There were many years in which Cameron Diaz was adamant that she didn’t want to tie the knot. But that clearly changed when she met the right person, Benji Madden. The blonde actress has never dated edgy guys before, so some fans thought it was just a phase when she began dating the tattooed, black-clothes rocked from Good Charlotte.
Nevertheless, after a three-month engagement, the two were married at her Beverly Hills home in 2015. Cameron has revealed her long-time friend Nicole Richie, who’s married to Benji’s twin brother, set the two up. They look completely different, but their relationship works a dream.
8 Look Alike: Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Actors Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser tend to keep a low profile when it comes to their relationship, so there’s a lot fans don’t know about this private pair. But what we do know is that they share quite a few striking similarities.
Most noticeably, Vincent and Alexis both have the same icy blue eyes that catch attention from a mile away. Even more, they also share the same round face with a fair complexion as well as dark brown hair. They were married in 2014 after dating for two years. In 2016, Alexis revealed she’d given birth to their first child (a son) the year previous - we told you they like to keep things private!
7 So Different: Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Pop star Fergie has always been a bit of a wild child, so fans weren’t exactly expecting her to settle down anytime soon. That’s likely why fans were so shook when she went public with her relationship with actor Josh Duhamel. The couple seemed like complete opposites, since he was so clean-cut, and she was practically a rocker.
But this must be proof that opposites attract. Fergie and Josh were married in 2009, though they’d been together since 2004. They welcomed one child, son Axl Jack, in 2013 before they eventually filed for divorce in 2017. We’re still not over this celebrity break-up!
6 Look Alike: Mario and Courtney Lopez
Many fans have pointed out that Mario Lopez’s wife Courtney is basically the female version of him! The couple both share the same adorable dimples, luscious dark hair, and bronzed glow, which likely explains why their children are exact carbon copies of them.
Mario and Courtney have been married since 2012. Their daughter Gia was born in 2010, while their son Dominic was born in 2013. Earlier this year, Courtney revealed that she’s currently pregnant with the couple’s third child. Considering how gorgeous their two kiddos are, we’re sure baby no. 3 is bound to be a cutie.
5 So Different: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
It was a match made in rockstar heaven when Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger got together in 2012. Although these two don’t look similar in terms of appearance, the musicians both share the same edgy sense of style, which is why fans went so crazy when they went public with their relationship.
Though the two married in 2013, they eventually separated in 2015 (although they’ve yet to legally divorce). Even though they both love the colour black, many people forget these two were ever a thing, which is why we think they’ve managed to keep their individuality despite their relationship. Avril is still the Queen of pop-punk music, while Chad is that guy with the raspy voice from Nickelback.
4 Look Alike: Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have a lot more similarities aside from their looks. Both actors played beloved characters in hit teen TV shows. While Leighton is better known as Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, Adam played Seth Cohen in The O.C. Aside from that, it’s hard not to comment on the couple’s similar looks.
Adam and Leighton both share small, round faces with soft features as well as dark hair and fair colouring. The celebrities married in 2014 after four years of dating and they welcomed a daughter, Arlo Day, in 2015.
3 So Different: Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
There were many so-called fans who questioned if Amber Tamblyn and her beau David Cross would ever make it. Many fans considered the relationship unusual due to their 20-year age difference and the fact that David’s Arrested Development character seemed in stark contrast to the roles Amber plays on the big screen.
But this couple has continued to defy the odds as they’re still happily married. They got hitched in 2011 after four years of dating. Amber gave birth to their first child, daughter Marlow, in 2017. The couple initially trolled fans by announcing her name was Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Fünkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr., before (thankfully) revealing it was a hoax.
2 Look Alike: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid
Although Courteney Cox and her ex-husband David Arquette seemed like complete opposites when they were together, the actress shares a lot of similarities with her current beau, Johnny McDaid. The Friends actress went public with her relationship with the Snow Patrol bandmember in 2013, only two years after her divorce was finalized.
Courteney and Johnny got engaged in 2014, and there are rumours of upcoming nuptials. When seeing them side-by-side, it’s hard not to notice their facial similarities. Court and David both share the same electric blue eyes and bold cheekbones. There’s no need for contouring here!
1 So Different: Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Fans still haven’t forgiven Jesse James for the heartbreak he inflicted upon Sandra Bullock when the couple's marriage came crumbling down in 2010. The couple had been married since 2005 and Sandra was an active step-parent to Jesse’s daughter. However, the union still seemed unusual.
Sandra was an Academy Award-winning actress, while Jesse was a motorcycle builder and the host of Monster Garage, so many fans couldn’t understand what they had in common. They also looked so different. Once Jesse’s indiscretions came to light, Sandra quickly filed for divorce. She’s since adopted two children and is living her best life!
Sources: People, E! News, Us Weekly, Huffington Post