Romance was in the air for these Hollywood stars. Fate brought them together and it’s so exciting to find out how these celeb couples met. From everyday encounters to being set up on blind dates, these famous duos aren’t shy about sharing how they met their partners. Many of them encountered each other by chance. They met in everyday places, like a hair salon or a restaurant.
Some of these celebrity couples met in unconventional ways. From childhood pen pals who grew up to fall in love to a chance meeting during a house fire, they found each other in the strangest of ways. Other couples met through the industry, such as during a video shoot or on the set of a film.
Read on to discover how these 20 celebrity couples found love.
20 Matt Damon's Wife Was A Bartender
Matt Damon met his wife in a bar in Miami. Damon was filming a movie in Florida and went out with the crew for a night out where Lucy was a bartender.
She later told Vogue, “Matt’s story is that he saw me across the room and there was a light on me. And I’m like: ‘Yeah it was a nightclub - there were lights everywhere!’”
19 Jason Momoa Had A Childhood Crush On Lisa Bonet
Jason Momoa married his childhood crush, Lisa Bonet. He appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden and opened up about falling in love with his wife after he saw her on The Cosby Show.
"Finally man. Ever since I was, like, eight years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, 'Mommy, I want that one," he said.
18 Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Followed Each Other On Social Media
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas were recently married in a surprise ceremony. They fell in love after meeting on social media.
Sophia told Vogue the details. "We had a lot of mutual friends, and they’d been trying to introduce us for a long time," she said. "We were following each other on IG and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."
17 Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Met On A Blind Date
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady may be an exotic celebrity couple but their initial meeting was actually pretty ordinary.
“We met through a friend,” Bündchen told Vanity Fair. “The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, 'That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!' We sat and talked for three hours.”
16 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Met At An Audition
Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith are one of Hollywood’s cutest couples. They met when Jada auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend on the show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
He talked about that moment when he was a guest on Jada’s show, Red Table Talk. “I knew there was something in our energy that would be magic,” he said.
15 Justin Timberlake Asked Jessica Biel Out Over The Phone
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had instant chemistry but it took some convincing for her to go on a date with him.
“I did it the old fashioned way - by telephone,” Timberlake said at a press conference, Harper's Bazaar reports. “The way I see it, if you're asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice.”
14 Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Kept Bumping Into Each Other
Olivia and Jason met at an SNL afterparty. She was dating someone else at the time so he didn’t make his move. Fate had other plans, though.
Wilde told Allure, “Over the next six months we kept running into each other. [One night], my best guy friend walked up to him and said, ‘This is Olivia’s number. Use it.’ That was the beginning.”
13 Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Met When She Was 14
Mila Kunis met Ashton Kutcher on the set of That '70s Show. They actually shared her first kiss but the real sparks didn’t fly until years later.
"It was really awkward because I [was] like a 19-year-old kid," Kutcher told Elle. "She was 14! She was like my little sister. I wanted to make sure she was okay."
12 Kate Winslet and Ned Met While Fleeing A House Fire
Kate Winslet met her hubby when she staying with Sir Richard Branson in his luxury villa on his privately owned 74-acre island. It got struck by lightning and she was led to safety by Branson’s nephew, Ned Rocknroll.
"I met my husband in a house fire," Winslet told ET. "I took a bra and passports and my children.”
11 Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Were Pen Pals
Carry Mulligan met Marcus Mumford when they were childhood pen pals. They reunited and still write love letters.
Mulligan told Huffington Post, "I think they're becoming a lost art form, which is very sad. To have a love letter from someone, to hold it in your hand and know that you can keep it for your whole life... well that's an amazing thing."
10 Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Met While He Was Lost In A Parking Lot
Alex Rodriguez met Jennifer Lopez when he was looking for his car in a parking lot in Los Angeles. Lopez tapped him on the shoulder and he didn’t recognize her at first!
He said on The Ellen Show, “I was so embarrassed and then I got a little nervous, and I’m like, ‘This is so goofy.’”
9 Tim Roth Saved Reese Witherspoon From A Lush At A Party
Reese met Tim when he saved her from a man that was hitting on her at a party. She told Elle Magazine that the guy would not leave her alone when Roth stepped in.
"Jim came over and said, 'Please excuse my friend. He's just broken up with someone,'" she shared.
8 Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Met On A Video Set
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend didn’t waste any time when they met during a video shoot.
“I closed the deal the first night,” Teigen said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “It’s fine!” She added, “We were on a music video set all day together and then I went to one of his shows and then … yeah …”
7 David and Victoria Beckham Met At A Charity Event
Victoria Beckham shared a letter to her 18-year-old self with Vogue in which she explained how she and husband David Beckham met and fell in love at a charity event.
“And yes, love at first sight does exist,” she wrote. “It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge—although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.”
6 Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink Met At Her Salon
Patrick Dempsey and his wife have been married for 19 years. They met when he was her client at her hair salon.
Jillian recalled the moment to People Magazine, saying, "I was [surprised when he came in for an appointment] but at the same time, I was happy because he was so cute."
5 Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Bonded Over In-And-Out Burger
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom first met over a hamburger.
“We bonded over an In-N-Out burger about three years [ago] at the Golden Globes. He stole one off of my table,” Perry revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “He took it and I was like, ‘Fine, take it.’ And then I saw him at a party, and I was like, 'How are those onions resting on your molars?'”
4 George Clooney Met Amal At A Party
George Clooney met his wife at a party he hosted at his home. He opened up on David Letterman’s Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, saying,
“I got a call from my agent who said, ‘I met this woman who is coming to your house, who you’re going to marry,’” Clooney said. “It really worked out that way.”
3 Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Met At A Restaurant
Emily and John met by chance at a restaurant. The actress recalled their meeting to Seth Meyers during an appearance on Late Night.
"My friend goes, 'Oh my god, there's my friend John,'" Blunt said. "He came over to talk to us. He did not eat. He just stood there and made me laugh."
2 Joel Madden Begged Nicole Richie To Go Out With Him
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie are married with two children, but he had to convince her to go out with him.
"When I first would see her around, we were friends," Madden told Us Weekly. "But I don't think I'm the obvious choice. I'm always like, 'Just give me a shot. Just give me one date.' If I can get my foot in the door...”
1 Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Met Backstage
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher met through a mutual friend. To make their meeting less awkward, they were introduced to each other during a meet and greet backstage after one of Underwood's concerts.
They hit it off and the rest is history. According to Bustle, Fisher said of his wife, "First time I saw her, she was more beautiful in person than on TV."
References: People, Bustle, Us Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair