11 Not-So-Famous Men Who Conquered the Hearts of Our Favorite Superheroines
Watching superhero movies takes us into a fantasy world full of action. And although in these films the actresses manage to look strong, brave, and even very serious, there are a few men that have managed to conquer and steal their hearts. We’re talking about something that’s not a given. After all, these are some of the strongest, and toughest heroines both in fiction and reality.
Bright Side invites you to find out who are the men that some movie superheroines fell in love with.
1. Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano
Yaron Varsano is the man who managed to win Wonder Woman’s heart, and he made her fall in love with him long before any of us knew her as one of the most famous superheroines in comics. Yaron is a businessman. During an interview, Gal Gadot was asked about her relationship with him. She said: “Oh, he’s the best man. We met nearly 10 years ago through mutual friends at this very strange party in the Israeli desert. It was all about yoga, chakras, and eating healthy—we didn’t exactly find ourselves there, but we found each other.”
Gal Gadot’s husband is about 10 years older than her. While the 2 of them were enjoying their second date, he jumped headfirst to tell her he was looking for something serious. He promised it wouldn’t take him more than 2 years to propose to her, and right after they were together for that period of time, in 2008, they got married. The happy couple is now expecting their third baby.
2. Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Zoe Saldana is known for playing Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers movies. In May 2013 she started dating Italian artist Marco Perego, and in September of the same year, the couple got married in a very intimate ceremony in London. Talk about love at first sight! A year after their marriage, the actress gave birth to twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio, and in 2017 the 2 welcomed their third child, whom they named Zen.
3. Jessica Alba and Cash Garner Warren
Jessica Alba is best known for bringing the Invisible Woman to the big screen in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie. A year before this movie was released she met Cash Warren while she was still shooting. Warren quickly won her heart. In 2008, after 4 years of being together, the couple decided to tie the knot in Beverly Hills. They now have 3 children. Their youngest was born in 2017.
4. Krysten Ritter and Adam Granduciel
Krysten Ritter is known for having played heroine Jessica Jones in the Netflix series Jessica Jones and The Defenders. Since 2017, she has been in a romantic relationship with musician Adam Granduciel. After 2 years together, their first son was born and they called him Bruce Julian Knight Granofsky. Krysten decided to announce her pregnancy publicly on the red carpet of the 2019 Oscars. She was so proud of being a mom, that for this event she wore a beautiful red dress with long sleeves that definitely put her pregnant belly in the spotlight.
5. Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood
Melissa Benoist already had a successful career when she was cast to bring Supergirl to the small screens in the eponymous DC Comics adaptation to a television series. It was in early 2017 when she met and started dating actor Chris Wood, who also appeared in Supergirl. He is so charming he had no trouble conquering the heart of this Supergirl. After maintaining a romance for 2 years, the couple announced their engagement via Instagram.
In March 2020, they announced on their official social media accounts that they were expecting their first child together. The actress wrote an encouraging message to share the news with the world: “A non-canine child is coming to our family very soon!!! 😱😆😭”. In fact, she even showed a couple of pictures where you could see just how happy the couple was when they heard this great news.
6. Malin Åkerman and Jack Donnelly
Actress Malin Åkerman played Silk Spectre II in the superhero movie adaptation of the famous comic, The Watchmen. Malin announced her engagement to actor Jack Donnelly in 2017, and the following year they got married in Tulum, Mexico in a breathtaking location that made the whole event very intimate. During an interview, she shared her views on why the couple preferred to go for a beach wedding instead of something more traditional: “We just wanted a great party, so the idea [from the beginning] was to keep our wedding casual, chill, and fun.”
7. Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
One of Margot Robbie’s most iconic characters is Harley Quinn, the anti-heroine from the Batman storylines that appeared in Suicide Squad and other spin-offs. However, it was during the shooting of Suite Française, back in 2013, that Margot met assistant director Tom Ackerley. This couple keeps their love life very private, and it wasn’t until 2017, almost a year after their wedding, that they were photographed together on the red carpet.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
Gwyneth Paltrow is best known for bringing Pepper Potts, also known as Rescue, in The Avengers and Iron Man movie sagas, as well as for her business career. She met producer and screenwriter Brad Falchuk while appearing on Glee, and in 2015 she went public with their romantic relationship. In early 2018, the couple got married and they’re still together today.
9. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman appeared in several of the Thor films as the scientist, Jane Foster. Not only that, but she will actually soon be the female version of the King of Thunder in a spin-off yet to be released called Thor: Love and Thunder. However, her love story is very popular. While this superheroine was working on the film Black Swan, she met choreographer Benjamin Millepied. It was love at first sight: a year later, the couple was already expecting their first child. In 2012, they got married in California.
10. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Actress Scarlett Johansson stole the hearts of all superhero fans when she became the first female heroine to join the Avengers team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the franchise responsible for adapting Marvel comics to the big screen. In 2017, Scarlett met comedian, actor, and screenwriter Colin Jost on Saturday Night Live, where he was working back in the day. He quickly caught Black Widow’s attention, and they began a relationship soon after. Scarlett jokingly said that it wasn’t until 2019 when Jost finally put together an elaborate James Bond-like marriage proposal. Then, in 2020, they were married.
11. Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
Since 2014, Elizabeth Olsen has brought to the big screen one of Marvel’s greatest comic book heroines, the Scarlet Witch. In 2017, Olsen and musician Robbie Arnett made their first public appearance as a couple, and got engaged in 2019. However, Olson is very zealous when it comes to sharing details about her private life. So far there haven’t been any talks of a possible wedding, or at least none have been made public yet.
Which superheroine would you like to see a movie about? Who is your favorite actress?