20+ Celebrity Couples Who Happily Ignore Stereotypes and Public Opinion
Modern women and men are actively destroying stereotypes about the appearance, age, and social position of their spouses. Because sometimes, these cliches can prevent us from having the most important thing in our lives — happiness.
Bright Side has chosen 20+ famous couples that prove by example that there’s no room for standards and preconceived assumptions when it comes to true love.
The couples that don’t care about the 36—24—36 standard
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith have been together for 20 years now. Over the years, Smith’s body has changed but the famous 007 agent loves and values his wife no matter what.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have been married since 1996. The woman is often criticized because, according to some fans, she is not good enough for her husband. Furness is 13 years older than Jackman and she doesn’t have the thinnest waist but her husband loves her no matter what fans say.
The couples that don’t feel shy because of height
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married in May 2019. The popular actress stands at 5’,7″ tall and her husband at 5’6″. Turner still wears high heels and they don’t seem to worry about their difference in height.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been together, raising their 2 children for almost 15 years. The height of the actress is 5’9″ and even though her husband is 5’8″ tall, she still wears high heels. But the happy wife and husband don’t care about such ridiculous things.
The couples that couldn’t care less about age
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming have been together for 10 years and are raising 2 daughters. The spouses look very good together and they obviously don’t care about their 23-year age difference.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been in a relationship since 2010 and have already become parents. The model is 19 years younger than the actor but for the couple, age is nothing more than a number.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are a harmonious and beautiful couple that have been together for 10 years now. And the 22-year age difference doesn’t prevent them from being happy.
The couples that prefer simplicity to a bright appearance
Bill and Melinda Gates met each other more than 30 years ago and have been together ever since. The couple has a simple life and doesn’t necessarily need luxurious things to be happy. Melinda is not fixated on her appearance and she prefers to give attention to more important things.
Josh Holloway and Jessica Kumala have been together for 15 years. The star of Lost adores his wife who loves a cozy home and very simple clothes.
The couples that don’t think descent matters
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling got married in 2010. Westling was the future wife’s fitness coach and in the beginning, they tried to hide their relationship. After the Swedish government gave permission, they got officially married. Princess Victoria would have had to abdicate the throne if permission hadn’t been granted.
Albert II and Charlene Wittstock got married in 2011. The monarch of Monaco was a bachelor before the age of 50 and didn’t have any heirs until he met Charlene. She is a professional swimmer from South Africa and is 20 years younger than her husband. But all these things didn’t prevent them from being together.
The couples that don’t need marriage
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. They started dating 36 years ago but they refuse to get officially married.
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have been together for almost 20 years. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding their possible marriage but as far as we know, they are still not married.
Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault have been together since 2011. The model and mother of 5 isn’t planning on marrying the billionaire — they’re happy just the way they are.
The couples that don’t care about status or income
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston have been married for 42 years. When they met, Bridges was already popular and had an Oscar, and Geston worked as a waiter who was completely covered in bruises after an accident. But the actor thought that she was the woman he needed and he was right.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are an example of the perfect family. In the beginning, few people believed in their romance: Alba was extremely popular and Warren was just a director’s assistant. But the couple proved that social and financial situations can’t influence true feelings.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman met in 2011. At that moment, the woman was already a popular actress and Adam was trying to build his movie career. But later, he stopped his attempts and became a co-founder of a jewelry business.
Christian Bale and Sandra Blažić have been married for about 20 years. The woman was a fan of the actor but her career didn’t go as she had planned: the result of all her efforts was merely a job as Winona Ryder’s assistant. But this job actually gave her the chance to meet her future husband.
The couples that only care about personality
Nick Vujicic and Kanae Miyahara have been married since 2012. The woman doesn’t care about how her husband looks and they’re absolutely happy raising their 4 healthy children together.
Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt got married in 2005 way before the actor became widely popular. The height and his condition didn’t prevent their love from blossoming and they look absolutely happy together.
Do you think that height, age, and social status matter when choosing a partner?
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