10 Celebrity Couples Who Have the Cutest “How We Met” Stories
While many celebrity couples first saw each other on set, some of them met their future spouses in a less glamorous way — on a blind date or in the parking lot. And some of them didn’t even have to leave their house to meet their better half.
From escaping a house fire to being set up by a mutual friend, the Bright Side team collected the most interesting stories behind some of the world’s best-loved star couples.
1. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen made an impression on John Legend when they first met on set. “I walked into John’s dressing room to meet him, and he was ironing in his underwear. I said, ’You do your own ironing!?’ He said, ’Of course I do.’ I gave him a hug,” she recalled. The couple has been together ever since and is raising two children together.
2. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The How I Met Your Mother star first saw his now-husband, David Burtka, on a street corner in New York. “I assumed he was [my friend’s] boyfriend and said, ’Nicely done’. And she said, ’David? He’s not playing on my team.’” Later, David proposed to Neil on the same street corner they first met.
3. David Bowie and Iman
David Bowie knew right away he wanted to marry Iman the first time he saw her at a dinner party. “I couldn’t sleep for the excitement of our first date. That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I’d never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life,” he said. The couple got married two years after and were together until Bowie’s passing in 2016.
4. Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
The way the Titanic star met her future husband could be a scene from a movie. “I met my husband in a house fire. He was the only dude to have a head torch and a pair of shoes, everyone else left everything behind. So, I married him! I was like, ’I’ll go for the guy with a head torch!”, she said.
5. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
The Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, met his now-wife, Serena Williams, in Rome. He was drinking coffee outside when Williams’ assistant told him there was a rat near his table. “I told him: ’Thank you, but I’m from Brooklyn — I see rats all the time. It’s really not a big deal,” Ohanian recalled. Apparently, his bravery made quite an impression on Williams, and the couple started dating.
6. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
The supermodel and the football player were set up by a mutual friend. “We actually had a blind date. It was a funny story — because, for some reason, everybody thought they needed to, like, find me a boyfriend, so it was my third blind date. You know, when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love, like, right away,” Bündchen said.
7. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez didn’t recognize Jennifer Lopez the first time they met. “I’m walking outside, and I forget where I park my car. Someone taps me on my shoulder, and I turn around, and I do not recognize this person. And she says, ‘Jennifer. It’s Jennifer.’ I was so embarrassed, and then I got a little nervous”, Rodriguez recalled.
8. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake describes the way he met Jessica Biel as very un-Hollywoodesque. “I did it the old-fashioned way — by telephone,” the Friends With Benefits star said. “That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather — that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the internet. 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.”
9. George and Amal Clooney
George Clooney didn’t even have to leave his house to meet the love of his life. “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,’” he said. As it turned out, Clooney’s agent was right, and the couple got married a year later.
10. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Many Hollywood couples met on set, but for Mila Kunis, her scripted kiss with Ashton Kutcher was actually the very first one. “I’m the first guy she kissed? Oh, my god, I had no idea! I’m so glad I didn’t know that or it would’ve been too much pressure,” Kutcher said. The couple started dating with the idea that neither of them wanted to get married but soon changed their minds.
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