Celebrity couples: we’re obsessed with them. We want to see them all dolled up attending fancy events, lounging in their suits on vacations and doing their grocery shopping in their sweats. We take pleasure in combining their names together to form a new title that sounds equal parts ridiculous and perfect. You know everything there is to know about their lives now, but do you know how your favorite celebrity couples met? Click through and hear the tales of how some of our favorite celebrity couples first got together:
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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Actress Jessica Alba was quick to fall for her hubby Cash Warren on the set of Fantastic Four where Warren was working as a director’s assistant. When they first met Alba felt an instantaneous connection, and nearly a decade later they’re still going strong with a beautiful daughter to show for it!
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
With the release of The Place Beyond the Pines fans can now try their hand at picking out exactly when the sparks started flying on set between celebrity couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. While looking for an actress to play the role of Romina in the movie it was actually Gosling who suggested friend Mendes for the part to filmmaker Derek Cianfrance. It seems Gosling knew EXACTLY what he was doing!
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Though expecting parents-to-be Fergie and Josh Duhamel will soon be blessed with a new bundle of joy, they’ve been living charmed lives for a while now. The two celebs began their romance when they clicked on the set of Duhamel’s show Las Vegas.
Shakira and Gerard Piqué
Cute couple Shakira and Gerard Piqué have certainly supplied the world with the most adorable baby known to man, but how did they get together in the first place? The spicy singer began to fall for the Spanish defender when he appeared in the video for Shakira’s hit song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, also the official song of 2010’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Although it took them far too long (in our opinion anyway!) to take their romance public, we’re just happy that they eventually did, and in the most endearing way. “Les presento a mi Sol,” (“I want to introduce you all to my sun”) Shakira couldn’t help but finally tweeting along with a photo of the two. *Sigh*
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Sure, Tom Brady’s not bad to look at but let’s face it, his wife Brazilian Gisele Bündchen is a perfect ten…or higher. So, how did the New England Patriots quarterback land his supermodel (literally!) wife? It all started one fateful day on a beach in Rio when Brady had the good sense to pull out a football and show off his skills as Bündchen happened to be walking by.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
This caliente couple seem like a match made in cinematic heaven. The duo met on the set of their film Jamón, Jamón in 1992, but it wasn’t until their work on the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2007 that they began dating. The lovebirds married a few years later and just recently welcomed their second child, Luna, into the world in July!
Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant
It was young love for Vanessa and Kobe Bryant. The Lakers star met the voluminous Vanessa when he was just 21 years old and she was still in high school! Kobe was in a studio working on a never released album at the same time as Vanessa was working as a backup dancer in a Tha Eastsidaz music video. As might be expected with young love it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but the couple has managed to stick together despite some bumps and bruises along the way.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Though songstress Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon started their romance working on Carey’s “Bye Bye” video, it marked a new beginning for the pair. Not only did Cannon co-direct the video, but he plays her love interest as well. It sounds to us like they got the casting just right!
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Though some may scoff at the age gap between Jennifer Lopez, 44, and Casper Smart, 26, the two insist that it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies when they met. The former backup dancer admits that it wasn’t love at first sight with the lovely Lopez. They were friends first before the spark was ignited!
Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler
What some may have considered to be a fling at first has now blossomed into a full blown romance between singer and actress Christina Aguilera and her beau Matthew Rutler. Where else would these two have met but on the set of a film? The lovebirds laid eyes on one another in 2010 while working on Burlesque for which Rutler was a set assistant.