15 Celebrity Couples Who Met on a Blind Date
We can all do with a little extra help when trying to meet our future partners, and celebrities are no exception. While the outcome of blind dates is often uncertain, they allowed these famous people to meet their future sweethearts. Even if some of them have since broken up, many others have met the loves of their lives after being set up by friends.
We at Bright Side are romantics at heart, and that’s why we’ve made a list of 15 famous couples who have found love thanks to their friends’ matchmaking skills.
1. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
In a 2015 interview, Salma Hayek admitted that her first date with the French businessman didn’t start out very well. Because her friends knew that the actress wouldn’t want to go on a date, they told her she was invited to an event. But when she arrived, she realized that there was only one other person there, her future husband, François. Thankfully, their meeting ended well as they are now married and have a daughter together.
2. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
The 2 actors who even share a birthday were introduced by Danny DeVito at the 1998 premiere of Catherine’s movie, The Mask of Zorro. But when they met, neither of them had a very good impression of the other. It took another famous couple’s matchmaking skills as well for Catherine and Michael to finally hit it off at a private dinner.
3. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Although they only started dating in 1998, Jennifer and Brad first crossed paths back in 1994, courtesy of their agents, who were good friends. When both actors were single a few years later, their agents decided to set them up again, and this led to their 7-year romance and eventual marriage.
4. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
The actress and her producer and jewelry designer husband are another famous couple on the list who met on a blind date. Anne and Adam were pushed together by their mutual friends, but neither of them seemed to have regretted this. As of now, they have been married for almost a decade and have welcomed 2 sons.
5. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
Before Tom Brady met his future wife, he was told by his friend that he’d found the “girl version” of him. But this was actually the third blind date Gisele’s friends had arranged for her. The supermodel revealed in an interview that for some reason her friends thought they really needed to find her a boyfriend. But when she met the quarterback, they instantly hit it off and have been together ever since.
6. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Jessica and Justin were introduced by the actress’s co-star, Beverley Mitchell, at the Golden Globes. The proud matchmaker revealed that the future spouses formed a connection as soon as they met and started flirting with each other. The famous couple has been together for more than a decade.
7. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
Lena and Jack were together for 5 years before they split in 2018. They were set up on a blind date by Jack’s friend, comedian Mike Birbiglia. The date was very successful, and they got close to each other very quickly, leading to their romance.
8. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Tristan and Khloé met thanks to the Kardashian family’s friend, basketball player Brandon Jennings. But Khloé insisted that Brandon join them too because she didn’t want to go on a blind date alone. So, although there were more people than the 2 of them on the date, they still had the chance to connect and start a relationship together.
9. Elton John and David Furnish
Unlike most other blind dates, Elton John was the one who asked his friend to introduce a few people to him. One of those people was Elton’s now-husband, David Furnish, who joined the pop star for dinner at his house. Although David wasn’t thrilled at the idea of dining together at first, when he met Elton, they were both immediately attracted to each other.
10. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
As it turns out, Jennifer Aniston met both her ex-husbands on blind dates. Her first meeting with fellow-actor Justin Theroux was arranged by mutual friends, but they didn’t start dating back then. A few years later, the 2 actors were once again set up by their friends, and this time, it was more of a date. Jennifer and Justin got divorced in 2018 after being married for 2 years.
11. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
Jeffrey’s and Hilarie’s blind date that was set up by co-stars led to more than a decade-long relationship and 2 kids together. The actors instantly hit it off when they met and have been together ever since. They recalled their first date in 2 Instagram posts that they shared on their 12-year anniversary of being set up.
12. Kat Dennings and Josh Groban
Kat and Josh were introduced by Kat’s co-star and Josh’s friend, actress Beth Behrs. Kat later said of their blind date that Beth wanted them to meet because she thought they “were both nerds” and perfect for each other. Unfortunately, the couple separated after only 2 years of dating.
13. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
The singer met her future husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, when they weren’t even living in the same country. This didn’t stop Carrie’s bassist, Mark Childers, from arranging a date for them, and the couple fell in love in no time. They managed to make a long-distance relationship work until they got married a few years later.
14. FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson
After attending one of FKA Twig’s concerts, Robert Pattinson’s friends made sure that they met backstage. This introduction led to the couple dating for 2 years and even getting engaged, although they later decided to separate before getting married.
15. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Sofía Vergara has to thank fellow Modern Family star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, for setting her up with her now-husband, Joe. Back in 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Jesse played matchmaker and told Joe that Sofía “wanted to come over and say hi” to him. A few years later, Joe even learned a speech in Spanish to propose to Sofía.
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