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24 Celebrities Who Married ‘Normal’ People

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 30 April 2014
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We always wonder whether celebs have an exclusive dating site where they choose their partners depending on how famous they each are because let's face it, there are a lot of celebrity couples out there. Although this is fantastic (Beyonce and Jay Z, Brangelina etc), what about us common folk that want a look in? Fortunately, sometimes celebs do marry 'normal' people. Get in!

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Reese and Jim, a talent agent, met in early Febuary 2010 when he apologised for his drunken mate who tried to hit on her. Reese told Elle: "Jim came over and said, 'Please excuse my friend, he's just broken up with someone. I remember thinking ... Jim was a really good friend, pulling [his friend] out of that situation. That's just kind of who he is, a really good person."

Now the pair are married and have a son, Tennessee James Toth. CUTE.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Matt Damon met bartender Luciana Barroso at a bar in Miami in 2003. He said: "Something incredible happened the first time I saw her.”

The pair now have three children, Isabella, Gia and Stella, and Matt is a stepfather to Luciana’s daughter from her previous marriage, Alexia.

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

So Francois-Henri isn’t exactly your typical normal fella, mainly because he is a French billionaire, but still, no one’s heard of him! The pair met in Italy and married in 2009.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Julia Roberts met cameraman Danny Moder on the set of The Mexican in 2000, and the pair were hitched two years later. They now have three children; Henry, and twins Hazel and Phinnaeus.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

The pair met when they were struggling up-and-comers at a theatre in Chicago.

Jeff stayed with Tina as she found fame with Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, and the pair now have two daughters; Alice and Penelope.

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson Washington

Denzel met then-fellow unknown actor Pauletta Pearson at a hotel restaurant when they were working on the same TV movie. They’ve been together for thirty years now and are still going strong!

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell

This pair were set up at a dinner and were married four years later! Well DONE meddling mutual friend.

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller

Seth’s wingman sorted out a meeting with Lauren as he introduced him to her at a bar in 2004.

Seth and Lauren were married in what was apparently an hilarious wedding. A source told US weekly: "The wedding was more laughs than anything else. Every other line was a joke. The crowd couldn't contain their laughter!"

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

Tobey Maguire’s wife Jennifer is the daughter of Universal boss Ronald Meyer, and the pair met when Tobey was filming Seabiscuit.

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber

Vince met estate agent Kyla through mutual friends in 2008 and proposed a year later (on Valentine’s Day, cute!) Vince told Ellen: "I figured this is not a ship to be missed. She makes me laugh, she is wonderful. I'm just thrilled."

Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel

Conan O’Brien and copywriter Liza Powel met on the set of his late late night show in 2000, and the pair are now married with two kids! Apparently he’s a total softie with the little ones as well, as Liza told People.com: "He really just wants to snuggle and make up with them immediately."

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Patrick (Aka McDreamy) fell hair over heels for his stylist, and the pair married in 1999. It turns out that she still cuts his hair!

Adam Sandler and Jackie Sandler

Adam met Jackie after she had a teeny tiny role in Big Daddy as a waitress who takes his order at a restaurant. How did she catch his attention? TEACH US JACKIE.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim

Crazy Quirky Nicholas Cage met his wife Alice when she was a waitress at an LA restaurant. It looks like Alice’s lack of status was definitely the key thing as Nicholas had already had two celeb weddings with Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, but this one looks like it’s here to stay! The pair also has a son called Kal-El. Yeah, you read that right. Kal-El.

Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis

Ewan McGregor fell head over heels for production designer Eve Mavrakis in 1995, and together they have two adopted and two biological children. Ewan told the Daily Mail: "I certainly didn't have a checklist for my ideal woman. I was very young when we met and I just fell in love with her. I knew I wanted to be with her, and I still do."

Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin

Will met Viveca at an acting class in 1995, and now the pair own a home together in Viveca’s native country Sweden, they have three sons, and they run marathons together. It sounds so idyllic!

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer have been together for over three decades now. Amazing.

Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic

Christian Bale knew it was love when he met Winona Ryder’s personal assistant, Sibi Blazic. The pair were hitched in 2000 and are currently expecting their second child!

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern

Lisa Kudrow married French advertising executive Michel Stern in 1995. They have one son, Julian Murray, which explains why Phoebe had triplets in seasons 4 and 5 of Friends – the writer’s wrote her pregnancy into the storyline!

Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

Aaron married director Lauren Parsekian on May 26, 2013. In his Emmy acceptance speech for Breaking Bad, he said thank you to his: "beautiful, inspiring fiancée ... Thank you so much for looking at me the way that you do, you truly saved me." WHO’S CHOPPING ONIONS?

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Anne married long-time boyfriend and jewellery designer Adam Shulman in September 2012.

David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman

David Schwimmer married part time photographer Zoe Buckman in 2010, and now the pair have a daughter called Cleo. We still think he and Jennifer Aniston are what’s missing from each other’s lives though.

Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk

Jenna Fischer is married to screenwriter Lee Kirk and the pair have a baby, Weston Lee Kirk, and announced in February they were expecting baby number two. Congratulations!

Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger

Paul Rudd's wife is film crew member Julie Yaeger and the pair have two children called Jack and Darby. Naw!

So...this means we CAN marry a celebrity, yes? Tweet us who your dream hubby (if you could choose ANYONE) would be @sofeminineUK