8 Celebrities Who Married Their High School Sweethearts

Although they are infinitely sweet, high school romances don’t always last or turn into serious marriages. But when they do, we think these couples have an extra special bond, given that they have known each other since they were teenagers. Furthermore, we’ve noticed that those celebrities who met their significant others in high school and ended up marrying them have been together for many decades, even though long-lasting couples in Hollywood are a rarity.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry

The 31-year-old singer met his other half, Cherry, when they were just 11 years old, and the pair remained friends, even though Ed had a secret crush on Cherry during all those years of friendship.

And it was only in 2015 that the 2 got back in touch and went on their first date. 2 and a half years later, the famous singer proposed to the love of his life, and the couple got married at the end of December. Today, they are parents to 2 daughters.

Jeff Daniels and wife Kathleen

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The 67-year-old actor met his wife, Kathleen, in high school, however, they weren’t sweethearts from the get-go. Nevertheless, the pair eventually fell in love, got married in 1979, and became parents to 3 children.

And after 43 years of being married, these 2 lovebirds are still going strong. Jeff Daniels even revealed that his wife still packs his lunch every day.

Ron Howard and wife Cheryl

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The acclaimed filmmaker met his wife, Cheryl, while still studying at the same school in California. Ron Howard revealed that he felt an instant connection when he first laid eyes on his wife-to-be. He said, ’’I met her, and there was never anybody else.’’

The couple got married in 1975 and are parents to 4 children. All these years together prove that this couple is a match made in heaven, as Ron once noted, ’’She’s unbelievably supportive and always has been. Our compatibility has endured through all kinds of experiences.’’

Ja Rule and wife Aisha

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The 46-year-old rapper met his wife, Aisha, when she was a new student at his high school. However, their love story wasn’t guaranteed from the beginning, as Ja Rule recalled, ’’I think the first time I saw [Aisha], she was getting off the bus." He then added, ’’She was cute, but she tried to play me at first. Then she realized I was one of the cool guys at school and got with the program."

The pair tied the knot in 2001 and now have 3 kids together.

LeBron James and wife Savannah

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The NBA superstar met his future wife when they were both still attending high school. Savannah knew through a mutual friend that LeBron was asking for her number, but she preferred to take his. Later, the basketball star invited her to his game, and the pair went to a steakhouse for their first official date.

The couple walked down the aisle in 2013 and are parents to 3 kids. Savannah revealed, ’’He is truly a king to his queen. He treats me with so much respect.’’

Heather Morris and husband Taylor

The 35-year-old Glee actress met her husband, Taylor, who was her classmate while they were still teenagers. The couple had one son when they decided to tie the knot in 2015. Since then, another son came to expand the happy family.

Bono and wife Ali


The 62-year-old U2 frontman’s relationship with his then-classmate, Ali, began in 1976. Bono recalled the beginning of their romance, saying, “We were teenagers. We went to the same high school.” He added, ’’It just so happens that this afternoon I walked her to her bus — isn’t that mad?’’

The pair celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary in 2022 and are the proud parents of 4 children.

Snoop Dogg and wife Shante

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The rapper started dating his wife, Shante, while they both attended the same high school. Snoop revealed that the pair had waited 4 months into the relationship for their first kiss. The couple got married in 1997 and shared 3 kids.

And even though he had filed for divorce in 2004, the couple quickly patched things up and remained together, and it seems their bond has only grown stronger with time. In 2021, Snoop revealed that his wife had become his manager. He shared her pic on Instagram with the caption, ’’My wife/manager/backbone.’’

Furthermore, the rapper described his other half in an interview, saying “That’s my backbone, that’s my heart and my soul, that’s the one that I love the most, that I trust the most.”

Did you also meet your other half when you were still very young? Do you believe that people who marry their high school sweethearts have stronger relationships?

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