Dating in Hollywood is no joke. With their hectic work schedules and the annoyance of the paparazzi and over-zealous fans, being a celebrity can put a damper on a romantic relationship. We guess that’s why most famous folks tend to date each other and don’t often wander outside of the celebrity scene. However, that’s not to say that celebs never date non-famous people. The 15 stars who made this list have all had children with non-celebrities. It’s not unheard of for celebrities to fall for their fans or become wooed by a member of the media. Celebs meet a lot of people in their line of work, not all of whom are as famous as them. Though not all of these relationships worked out, many of them are still going strong, which is perhaps a sign that celebs should try giving us normal folks more of a chance (pretty please!).
15 Shay’s Man Is No Pretty Little Secret
Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell is currently pregnant with her first child- a girl! The father-to-be is Canadian journalist Matte Babel, who’s been dating the actress for several years. Earlier this year, Shay revealed they’d experienced a miscarriage before getting pregnant again. The star, who’s due in a month, waited until she was six months along to announce her current pregnancy.
14 Amy’s Man Won Her Over With Food
Amy Schumer has been married to chef Chris Fischer since 2018. Though the professional foodie is well known in culinary circles, he’s not much of a celebrity outside of the scene. Amy gave birth to their first child, son Gene, earlier this year. As per usual, she’s since been hilariously open about the struggles of parenthood via social media.
13 Christina Loves A Regular Guy
Popstar Christina Aguilera shares children with two different non-celebrities. She was married to marketing executive Jordan Bratman from 2005 to 2011. Their son Max was born in 2008. She has since become engaged to Matthew Rutler, who she met while he was working as an assistant on her 2010 film Burlesque. The couple are parents to 5-year old daughter Summer.
12 Scarlett Was Wooed By A French Man
Scarlett Johansson’s baby daddy, Romain Dauriac, was relatively unknown before marrying the actress. They began dating in 2012 and married in 2014, shortly after welcoming their daughter Rose Dorothy. Romain, a French native, owns a creative advertising agency. The couple divorced in 2017 after Scarlett said she doesn’t think she believes in marriage. However, the actress has since become engaged to SNL writer Colin Jost.
11 Reese Has No Cruel Intentions In Her Marriage
Cruel Intentions star Reese Witherspoon was first married to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe, with whom she has two kids. After their divorce in 2007, however, the actress went on to marry talent manager Jim Toth in 2010. He’s technically not a celebrity, but he’s still familiar with the ins and outs of showbusiness. The couple has one child, 6-year old son Tennessee James.
10 Meryl is The Famous One In This Relationship
Basically everyone knows who Meryl Streep is, but the same can’t be said about their husband. The actress has been married to sculptor Don Gummer since 1978 and they’re still going strong. The long-time couple and has three daughters- Mamie, Grace, and Louisa- and one son, Henry. Mamie and Grace are into acting like their mom, while Louisa is a model and Henry is an artist.
9 Julie Invested In This Non-Celebrity
Julie Bowen is best known for playing Claire Dunphy on Modern Family. Apart from the camera, the actress leads a pretty normal personal life. She was married to real estate investor and software developer Scott Phillips. Their first child, a son, was born in 2007. They also welcomed twin boys in 2009. Julie and Scott ended up divorcing in 2018.
8 How Lake Met Her Husband
How I Met Your Mother star Lake Bell enjoys a low-profile marriage to a non-famous person. The actress married tattoo artist Scott Campbell in 2013 after a year of dating. Their ceremony was held in New Orleans. Lake delivered their daughter, Nova, in 2014. She also gave birth to their son, Ozzi, in 2017.
7 Marcia Is No Desperate Housewife
Desperate Housewives alum Marcia Cross is married to a very successful man in real life, but he’s no celebrity. The actress wed stockbroker Tom Mahoney in 2006. Marcia was 45-years old at the time, but the couple did IVF shortly after their nuptials. Marcia gave birth to twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, the following year.
6 Lisa Is More Than Friends With This Advertising Exec
Friends actress Lisa Kudrow has been married to advertising executive Michael Stern since 1995. The couple share one child together, son Julian, who was born in 1998. Lisa’s pregnancy was famously written into the show’s script when her character Phoebe was a surrogate for her brother and his wife and delivered triplets.
5 Zoe Fell In Love With An Italian
Zoe Saldana’s heart was captured by Marco Perego, a small-time Italian artist. The couple only began dating in March of 2013, but they were married by June of that year. They have three sons together. They welcomed twin boys in 2015, while their youngest son was born in 2017. Marco broke tradition in 2015 when he took his wife’s surname, Saldana.
4 Julianna’s Man Is The Lawyer In Real Life
Juliana Margulies is best known for playing a feisty lawyer on The Good Wife. But in real life, it’s her husband who’s the attorney. The actress has been married to Keith Lieberthal since 2007. They have an 11-year old son, Kieran. The family lives in New York where her husband practices law and their son goes to school.
3 Anne’s Hubby Doesn’t Do Funny Business
Actress Anne Hathaway is currently married to businessman Adam Schulman. They tied the knot in 2012 in Big Sur, California. The couple welcomed their first child, son Jonathan, in 2016. The family lives in a $2.55 million apartment in Manhattan. Anne is currently expecting their second child, due sometime this fall.
2 Daphne Didn’t Settle For A Doctor
Daphne Oz, who’s known for appearing on her dad’s show Dr. Oz, has been married to John Jovanovic since 2010. They had one civil ceremony and two religious ones. John works as an investment fund analyst and the couple originally met in college. Together, the two have four children- daughters Philomena, Domenica, and Giovanna, and son Jovan.
1 Julia Was No Runaway Bride
Runaway Bride star Julia Roberts tied the knot in real-life to Daniel Moder in 2002. Daniel is a cameraman and the two met on the 2000 set of The Mexican. The two were both married to other people at the time but divorced their partners shortly after. The couple welcomed twins, a son and daughter, in 2004. Julia gave birth to their second son in 2007.
Sources: Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Glamour, People