19 Romantic “How They Met” Celebrity Couple Stories

Life Hack: Gaze at a celebrity across the room, apparently.


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got closer on the set of Green Lantern but they were both in relationships. A year later, they went on a double date, with other people, but they couldn’t deny that the chemistry between the two was much stronger.


Stanley Tucci met his wife Felicity Blunt at his The Devil Wears Prada co-star’s wedding.

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Upon Late night with Seth MeyersEmily Blunt explained that she loved Stanley so much since they were together on set that she invited him to her wedding to John. There he met his sister Felicity and the rest is history.


Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso met when Matt hid behind the bar of the club he was working at to hide from fans.

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In an interview with Vogue Australia, Luciana explained that Matt hid behind the bar in hopes of a chat and a drink, but Luciana decided to put him to work. The two made drinks together for the rest of the night and got on well.


George Takei met her husband, Brad Altman, in the 1980s at a gay running club, where he asked Brad to help him train for a marathon.

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Upon Oprah: Where are they now? George explained: “He was the best runner in the club and also very handsome. So I approached him and asked him to train me for my first marathon.” The couple have been married since 2008.


Reese Witherspoon met her husband Jim Toth when he rescued her from his drunken friend at a party.


Andy Samberg met his wife Joanna Newsom backstage at one of his concerts because he was a enormous fan.

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Their mutual friend, Fred Armisen, introduced them and Andy says he saw “heart bubbles” when she immediately recognized him in the “Just 2 Guyz” video on Lonely Island.


Stephen Colbert flew back to his hometown to contemplate whether he ~ really ~ wanted to marry his longtime girlfriend … and very quickly met his now-wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert at an after party.

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At the time, Stephen’s longtime girlfriend had given him an ultimatum: marry or break up. Stephen decided to spend a week in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, to think about it and quickly realized that he was not ready to marry her. While he was there, his mother invited him to see a musical, where he saw Evelyn across the room. He immediately thought there is your wife, you are going to marry her. She stood in front of him in line at the after party, he steeled himself to talk to her and they realized they had grown up together but gone to different schools. They ended up talking for two hours, but Stephen was convinced that she was just being nice, not that she liked her. He decided to put his theory to the test when someone else stepped in to speak to them. He turned his back on her for a minute to give her a chance to get out of the conversation with him… and when he turned around she was still there, smiling at him. You can watch Stephen tell this sweet story before an episode of The late show here.


Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli felt an instant connection when they met on the set of Orange is the new black to talk about the character of Samira in an episode that Lauren was writing.


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka met in passing on a corner in New York City through a mutual friend whom Neil thought David was dating.


Lauren Conrad met her now husband William Tell while sitting on stage at one of his concerts when she was 16 years old.


Billy Porter had a crush on Adam Davis when he passed him on the street, and was delighted to learn that whoever he thought was a handsome stranger was actually his dinner guest at night.

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Billy first saw Adam while walking to a restaurant with his friends and was drawn to him before learning that Adam was also attending dinner. Billy sat next to her and they got along. The couple dated for a year before splitting in 2010, but they remained very good friends the entire time. They got back together in 2015 after seeing Hamilton at the Public Theater. Billy explained the night to People magazine: “I felt it and tears came to my eyes, I stopped and said, ‘I love you, and I have always loved you, and if there is any chance, I would like another shot – I wish we had Another chance at this. ‘He was the one who got away, so it wasn’t difficult. Yes, it was easy and immediate! “They got married in 2017.


Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley were created by her economics professor at Pepperdine University.


Michael Bublé was instantly impressed by Luciana Lopilato after a concert and, drunk, steeled himself to ask about her later that night at a party.


Nikki Bella met Artem Chigvintsev when they were partners in Dancing with the stars, and now the two are engaged.


Wanda Sykes first saw his wife, Alex Niedbalski, while boarding a ferry, and she casually introduced her after telling a mutual friend about her kitchen remodel plans.

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Wanda saw Alex on a ferry to Fire Island and thought to herself: Wow, that’s what you need, Wanda. She told a friend the next day, who quickly told her that she needed to start using cheesy pickup lines instead of boring stories about things like remodeling her kitchen to ~ get things going ~ with people. Turns out that friend was very Too bad, because when Wanda told the next person she met about her kitchen remodel plans, they introduced her to Alex, who happened to be selling granite countertops. The couple have been married since 2008.


And finally, Hugh Jackman met fellow actor Deborra-Lee Furness on the set of his first acting gig after drama school. Correlli. He had a crush on his co-star from the moment they met, and revealed his feelings to her over dinner while they were making crepes together.

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