11 Celebrities Who Found Their Love in an Unexpected Way

They say that love works in mysterious ways and that you’ll find it when you least expect it. A study showed that more and more couples meet through online dating rather than through mutual friends or personal connections. But these celebrity couples didn’t meet through online dating. They have unique stories of how they found their significant other.

Bright Side is excited to share with you the unexpected ways these famous couples met, proving that you never know how you can find the love of your life.

1. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey wasn’t in a place to find love when his now-wife Camila Alves came into his life. Before he met her, Matthew said he didn’t think he would find the one and that if the one doesn’t come along, then he’s still a good man. But that’s when she showed up.

He saw Camilla in a club, as if she was floating. He said, “What is that?” and said they had an instant connection.

2. Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney

Jennifer Lawrence met her now-husband, Cooke Maroney, whilst enjoying an evening out with friends. At the time, Lawrence said she wasn’t in a place to get married, but when they met, they both clicked, and she felt he was the person she wanted to marry.

3. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Matt Damon has told his version of how he met Luciana, saying how he saw her in a crowded bar and knew instantly she would be the woman he would marry. His wife recounts the meeting slightly differently.

Matt Damon was filming a movie in Miami, where Luciana was working at a bar at the time. He started getting recognized by fans who were asking for autographs and pictures. Things got out of control, so he hid behind the bar. He said he wanted to talk to her, but she put him to work.

4. Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci became good friends with Emily Blunt whilst filming the film The Devil Wears Prada. So in 2010 when Emily Blunt married John Krasinski she invited Stanley Tucci to the wedding. It was at their wedding where Tucci met Felicity Blunt, who is Emily Blunt’s sister.

5. Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

Amy Schumer met Chris Fischer, who is a chef, through her assistant. Fischer is the brother of her assistant, Molly, and she suggested that her brother cooks for Amy at her vacation home. Molly gave her blessing and things moved quickly. After a few months of dating, Fischer proposed.

6. James Corden and Julia Carey

James Corden spoke about how he met his wife and how they never went on dates. He said that the night they met his wife, Julia, they spoke about how they were both bored of going out. They met at a party and sat in the corner of a room, and as a joke, they planned the rest of their lives together.

7. Stephen and Ayesha Curry

The NBA player met Ayesha when they were teenagers. They both attended the same church and both had dreams of leaving their hometown to follow their dreams. They didn’t date back then, and even then he was known for his basketball skills.

Ayesha thought he would be arrogant as he was an athlete. They reconnected when they both moved to LA, and when she finally said yes to a date, she said he was funny and silly.

8. Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley

The couple was set up by their economics professor at Pepperdine University. Adam Housley didn’t know who Tamera was, he just thought she was pretty. Housley noticed photos of his professor’s favorite students on the wall. Tamera’s twin was also on the wall, but Adam pointed to Tamera’s picture.

She told her professor to give him her email address, so she could let him down easily. At the time, she didn’t want a relationship, but he wrote one email and the rest is history.

9. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli

The couple met whilst working on Orange Is the New Black. Lauren was a writer and producer on the show, and Samira was part of the cast. Lauren wrote an episode around Samira’s character and when they met to discuss it they had an instant connection.

10. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

When Kristen Bell met Dax Shepard, she said there was no chemistry. They met at a restaurant with a mutual friend. Bell said she remembered that he talked a lot, but felt no sparks. They met again several weeks later at a hockey game and the sparks started flying.

11. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

This couple has been in each other’s lives for many years. They have mutual friends and have a lot in common. They have also been neighbors for many years, living just down the street from one another. But timing is everything for this couple when they officially became a couple in 2021.

Have you heard any great get together stories? How did you meet your significant other?


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