For most Hollywood heavyweights, it only makes sense to marry someone in their own field. However, these celebrities followed their hearts and got married to regular folks. Explore a list of celebrities and see what kind of normal job their spouses do!
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Actor Joseph Gordon Levitt got married to Tasha McCauley in 2014. Their wedding was very hush hush and people didn’t really find out about it, until quite some time later. Jospeh married himself quite an impressive “normal” person as Tasha is the founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, a NASA based robotics company. The two also had a son together in August of 2015, which they were also fairly secretive about.
Previous to getting married Joseph appeared on the Howard Stern radio program and talked about monogamy. He was apparently already with his then wife but not yet married. Joseph said, “I could partner up with a woman and commit to we’re going to raise a family and that’s a project we’re going to commit to for 20-something years.” It sounds like Joseph made the commitment!
Matt Damon met his wife while she worked at her previous job as a bartender. Matt was in Miami shooting the movie Stuck On You, when he went out after work to a bar, and as Matt put it, “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally.” Luciana was previously married and has one daughter from that relationship.
The couple went on to have three more daughters of their own, but Matt always says he has four children. Luciana’s former husband said that he has been approached for years trying to find a story but that he would never sell them out. He said, “There is no story. Matt is a fantastic stepfather, and Luciana is a terrific mom.”
Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey McShane got married back in the year 2000. The two met through a mutual friend who set them up on a blind date. Tracey has her own magazine, and has also written a book about her love of animals. Since Jon retired from The Daily Show, Jon and Tracey bought a 12-acre farm in New Jersey, called “Bufflehead Farm”, to use as a sanctuary for abused animals.
The farm, named Colts Neck, opened in January 2017. Tracey has also been a long time vegan and in 2015 Jon also started a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons. It sounds like the two have certainly found their shared passion!
Aaron Paul married Lauren Parsekian in Paris in 2013. Aaron and Lauren met at the Coachella Music Festival. They had a 1920s Parisian carnival-themed wedding, where Foster the People and John Mayer provided the music. Although not nearly as famous as her husband, Lauren actually directed her own film called Finding Kind, about how young girls interact with one another.
Lauren has seemingly abandoned her film career since marrying Aaron and focused on her foundation called the Kind Campaign. The campaign institutes school programs which are set to work on the issue of girl-on-girl bullying, just like her film. Sounds like Aaron married himself quite the catch!
Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012. Adam is a jewelry designer and also has a theater degree so he is no stranger to the acting world. The two also welcomed a son in March of 2016. However, Anne wasn’t always so lucky in love, previous to marrying Adam she dated a guy by the name of Raffaello Follieri.
It turns out that Raffaello was actually a criminal and ended up getting arrested for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars. Apparently, he had acted as though he were the lead real-estate investor for the Vatican. Even Anne’s personal journals were investigated, although she never faced any charges. Raffaello ended up in prison. Anne definitely upgraded when she married Adam!
Jerry and his wife Jessica married in 1998. Jessica was briefly married to someone else when she became involved with Jerry. Although, she has later stated that Jerry was not the cause of the breakup. At the time, Jessica was working in PR for various companies including Tommy Hilfiger. Since marrying Jerry she has spent her time writing, including books like Deceptively Delicious, Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food.
The two have three children together and Jerry has said that Jessica “saved my life.” After Jessica wrote her cookbook another author named Missy Chase Lapine came forward saying that she stole her ideas from her cookbook The Sneak Chef. Jerry later went on Letterman and talked about the issue calling Missy a variety of names and saying that “people with three names become assassins.” Missy sued the Seinfeld duo, although ultimately all of the claims were dismissed by the court.
Seth Meyers married his girlfriend Alexi Ashe in 2013. Alexi is an accomplished human rights attorney. The two welcomed a son in 2016. The day of her wedding to Seth, Alexi was struck down with a horrible case of food poisoning after eating an oyster! Although doctors and nurses said she probably wouldn’t get married that day, Alexi was able to power through.
Seth told the story in true comedic form saying “It was like my wife turned into the star of an action movie who’s been like knocked down and you think he’s done … and she like propped herself up on her elbows and she’s like ‘I’m getting married today!'”
Paul Rudd has been married to his wife Julie Yaeger since 2003. The two met when she was working as a publicist. After starring in the hit Clueless, Paul moved to New York. He had been told he should get a publicist so he actually arrived at the publicist office with his luggage. Julie offered to help him out and he later asked her out for lunch because he didn’t know anyone in New York. Obviously, the two hit it off and have been together since.
They also share two children together. Their relationship served as a basis for the relationship between Paul and his wife’s character in the films Knocked Up and This Is Forty. Specifically in Knocked Up, Paul recalled when his wife once told him, “I’m so sick of looking at your back,”. Paul said it was because he was actually on his computer all day checking Fantasy football. That sounds pretty much like a typical marriage!
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic eloped in Las Vegas in 2000. The two met while Sibi was working as an assistant to actress Winona Ryder. Previous to meeting Sibi, Christian had said that he never planned to get married as his entire family was dysfunctional. The two share two children together. Sibi also has a special talent of being a stunt car driver.
Christian said that she even worked on his film the Dark Knight driving one of the police cars. He said, “She can do 180s and stunts and all that. She terrifies me. My wife terrifies me.” Apparently, this was her first time as a stunt driver, but perhaps it won’t be her last!
Vince Vaughn married his wife Kyla Weber in 2010. Kyla was a realtor at the time, which is a big difference from Vince’s ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston. Vince and Kyla now share a daughter and son together. The two apparently first met at a wedding which is pretty hilarious considering his previous role in the film Wedding Crashers.
Vince seems to be pretty happy with his life and happy to be settled down. He was apparently smitten from the very start, introducing Kyla to his parents only four months after meeting. In 2015, the family appeared together for the first time while at Vince’s Hollywood Walk of Fame hand print ceremony.
Alec Baldwin had been married to another famous person before, actress Kim Basinger. Their relationship was extremely volatile with a custody battle ultimately playing out before the media. This go round Alec seems to have found himself a better match in yoga instructor, Hilaria.
The two met at a New York City restaurant when Alec walked up to her and gave her the line, “I must know you.” He apparently handed her his card, and she later called him. The two have been married since 2012, and Hilaria just gave birth to their third child together. Hilaria has continued to practice yoga throughout her pregnancies and perhaps her zen has rubbed off an Alec who was previously famous for his aggressive temperament!
Patrick Demspey has been married to his wife Jillian Fink since 1999. When they first met, Fink was working as a make-up artist. Although the two almost split recently amid reports of Patrick’s infidelity. There were even rumors that his behavior was the cause of his exit from Grey’s Anatomy. Patrick and his wife share three children together, including a teenage daughter and twin sons.
Although reports said they were divorcing, the two decided to give it another go and rekindled their marriage. The family has since reunited and seem happier than ever. Let’s hope they are able to make it work!
Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne married his wife, Hannah Bagshawe in 2014. When the two were engaged they even announced it in the newspaper like a regular couple. However, his fans started going crazy with news across the Internet, of course. Hannah is a financial public relations executive.
The two have known each since they were in school in England many years ago, however, it took some time for them to become a couple. The two recently became new parents of daughter Iris. Eddie credits his wife with him keeping him grounded even recounting a story about how he was in rehearsal for a role and his wife was calling him about a broken dishwasher.
Reese Witherspoon was previously married to fellow actor and famous person Ryan Phillipe when they were both quite young, and they share two kids together. Reese got married for a second time to Jim Toth who is a talent agent, and the two share one son together. Although Jim isn’t famous, the two definitely made headlines when they were arrested for a DWI.
Jim was the one driving, however Reese wouldn’t listen to the officer and was detained for disorderly conduct. She gets pretty testy with the officer telling him, “this will make national news.” She also told the officer she was pregnant, which apparently wasn’t true. Yikes!
Chris O’Donnell has been married to his wife Caroline Fentress since 1997. Apparently the two are high school sweethearts and have five children together. When asked about having five children, Chris has said that he came up in a family of seven, so it just feels normal to him.
Chris said he used to try to stay anonymous when travelling, however his kids have pretty much put a stop to that. He recounted when his son Chip was 3, when the family sat down, Chip turned to the people next to them and said, “My dad was Robin in the Batman movie.” Kids are all the same, not matter who their famous dad is!
Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon has been in two partnerships with non-famous people. First, she was in a relationship with school teacher Danny Mozes from 1988 to 2003, and they have two children together. Not long after Cynthia met education activist Christine Marinoni at a protest event and they began dating.
Christine and Cynthia married in 2009 and Christine later gave birth to a son the two raise together named Max. Apparently, Cynthia’s first two children even refer to Christine as “Ma”. In 2014, Christine was appointed as the Mayor Bill de Blasio’s special adviser for community partnerships in the Department of Education. It seems like Cynthia certainly has a passionate spot for education and those involved with it!
Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife Susan Geston since 1977. They met while Jeff was shooting a film called Rancho Deluxe, when he spotted the gorgeous Susan. At the time, Susan had recently been in a car accident with two black eyes and a broken nose but he still asked her out. And she said no! However, they ran into one another a few nights later at a local bar and shared a dance and the rest was history.
Years later, a makeup artist who worked on the set of Rancho Deluxe, mailed Jeff saying he took a photo of the moment he was asking a local girl out – which turned out to be his wife. How sweet is it that the first moment Jeff spoke to his wife was actually captured on film? See the image above!
Lisa Kudrow is married to French advertising executive Michel Stern. The two met while Michel was actually dating one of her friends so, the Friends star had to wait six years before she began dating him. The two have been married since 1995, and they have one son together named Julian.
It was also rumored that she saved herself for marriage, remaining a virgin until the age of thirty one, when she got married. However, this proved to be just a rumor which she explained on Jay Leno years later. She said she had hoped to be a virgin when she married but that wasn’t the case. Well clearly that wasn’t too important as their marriage has lasted quite a long time, especially by Hollywood standards!
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong has been married to his wife Adrienne, who he met at one of his band’s early performances. Adrienne is the sister of professional skateboarder Steve Nesser. The two married in 1994 and have two sons together. Billie has also identified as bi-sexual and told the Advocate, “I think I’ve always been bisexual… I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of ‘Oh, I can’t.'”
Both of Billie’s sons are also musicians with the elder Joseph playing drums in his own band and the younger Jakob is a guitarist and singer who has released solo material. Billie and Adrienne remained married, and seem like a family who has definitely made an unorthodox life work for them!
Nicolas Cage has been married a number of times, twice to famous women Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley. In 2004, he married former waitress Alice Kim, who is nineteen years his junior, and the two share a son named after Superman: Kal-El.
In the summer of 2016 it was reported that the two split after Alice apparently cheated on Nicolas with a restaurant manager named Carl Foglietti. Nicolas was also spotted getting cozy with another woman in public not long after. Nicolas and Alice have not yet filed for divorce so perhaps there is hope for their relationship yet!