Regular Guys Who Had Kids With Famous Celebrities
We read so much gossip about high-profile couples that it’s easy to forget that some celebrities date just normal or significantly less famous people. With the strains that celebrities go through because of their public images, it seems to make sense that they would date people who understand the struggles of the industry.
However, some celebrities end up finding love with low-profile citizens that most of us have never heard of. Here are some regular guys who ended up having kids with famous women:
Scarlett Johansson’s French Fling
Scarlett Johansson’s ex-husband and father of her daughter Rose-Dorothy was pretty unknown prior to marrying the actress. She started dating Romain Dauriac in 2012, and they married in 2014 shortly after the birth of their daughter.
Dauriac was born in France, and he owns a creative advertising agency. The couple divorced in 2017, with Scarlett stating that she doesn’t think she believes in marriage. However, she is currently engaged to SNL writer Colin Jost.
Xtina And Her Man Out Of The Spotlight
Christina Aguilera has been in the spotlight since her first gig on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in 1993, so dating outside of the limelight might be a bit of a relief. She’s had two children with non-stars. She had her first child, Max, with 2005-2011 husband Jordan Bratman, a marketing executive.
She’s currently engaged to Matthew Rutler, who she met in 2010 when he was working as an assistant on her film Burlesque. The two share five-year old daughter Summer.
Shay Mitchell’s Boyfriend Is Hopefully Not A Pretty Little Liar
Pretty Little Liars and YOU star Shay Mitchell announced the birth of her baby girl on Instagram on Oct. 20. The father is Canadian journalist and television host for Canada Sings Matte Babel, and he has publicly been dating Shay since January 2017.
Mitchell opened up about the previous miscarriage she and Babel faced in 2018 earlier this year, and she documented and shared her pregnancy experience through a Youtube series called “Almost Ready”.
Amy Schumer’s Husband Knows Food Is The Way To A Woman’s Hear
Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer in 2018, and they since have had their first child, a son named Gene, early in 2019. While he is well-known as a professional foodie in the culinary community, he’s not especially well known outside of the scene.
In her Netflix comedy special, Growing, Schumer talks about what it’s like to be married to a man who has autism spectrum disorder. Despite a few jokes, she shows how much she loves him.
Reese’s Husband Is Not A Harvard Law Graduate
The Legally Blonde actress first married a fellow actor, Ryan Philippe, who fathered two of her children before they divorced in 2007. Witherspoon has since married talent manager Jim Toth in 2010. The couple has one child: six-year old son Tennessee James.
Although he’s not a celebrity himself per se, he is still very familiar and involved in the often unseen realities of the entertainment business. In fact, they first met at a work party for Creative Artists Agency where Witherspoon was a client.
Meryl Was Always Going To Outshine The Person She Married
In this day in age, it’s basically impossible to know who Meryl Streep is, but her husband isn’t exactly at the same level of fame. Streep married sculptor Don Gummer in 1978, and they are still going strong over 40 years later.
The couple has had three daughters – Mamie, Grace, and Louisa – and one son, Henry. Mamie and Grace followed in their mother’s footsteps and pursued acting, while Henry followed in his father’s as an artist and Louisa took up modelling.
Julie Bowen’s Modern Family Included a Non-Celebrity Husband
Julie Bowen is best known for playing mom Claire Dunphy on the comedy show Modern Family. However, she maintains a pretty normal life off-screen. She married real estate investor and software developer Scott Phillips in 2004.
They had their first son in 2007 and welcomed twin boys into the family in 2009. Bowen and Phillips kept their relationship very private from the media, but they ended up divorcing in 2018 after 13 years of marriage.
Marcia Cross Found Love at 45-Years-Old
Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross is married to a non-celebrity, though he is still very successful. Cross wed stockbroker Tom Mahoney in 2006 when she was 45-years old and he was 48. It was the first marriage for both of them!
Hoping to start a family, the couple decided to try IVF treatment shortly after their marriage, and Cross gave birth to twin daughters Eden and Savannah the next year.
Lisa And Michael Aren’t Just Friends
Friends actress Lisa Kudrow actually met French native advertising executive Michael Stern when he was dating someone she knew! Having recently moved to America, he had been dating Kudrow’s French roommate for a few weeks, but Kudrow knew it was love at first sight.
They married in 1995 and had one child, Julian, who was born in 1998. Lisa’s pregnancy was famously written into season four of Friends, during which her character acts as a surrogate and delivers triplets.
Zoë Married Someone Down To Earth
Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoë Saldana might date Star-Lord on screen, but in real life, she’s in love with small-time Italian artist Marco Perego. The two started dating in March 2013, but they must have known it was the real deal because they were married by June of that year. Marco broke tradition and decided to take his wife’s last name.
The couple has three sons. Saldana gave birth to twin boys in 2015, and their youngest son followed 2017.
Juliana Is A Lawyer On-Screen, But Her Husband Is One In Real Life
Juliana Margulies is well known for her role as fierce and intelligent lawyer Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife. In her off-screen life, however, her husband is an attorney. As a Harvard Law graduate who got his Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth, Keith Lieberthal is quite the catch even if he’s not famous.
The couple got married in 2007 and have an 11-year old son named Kieran. The family lives in New York where Kieran goes to school and Lieberthal practices law.
Lake Bell Doesn’t Keep Her Relationship In The Open
Actress, director, and screenwriter Lake Bell keeps a low profile with her marriage to tattoo artist Scott Campbell. They met when Campbell was portraying himself on the HBO series How To Make It In America, and he tattooed her name on his back only a few months later.
The two married in 2013 after dating for a year in a ceremony held in New Orleans. They share two children, with their daughter, Nova, being born in 2014 and their son, Ozzi, in 2017.
Anne Hathaway’s Less Famous Other Half
Actress Anne Hathaway and husband (and fellow actor) Adam Shulman are currently expecting their second child. They met at the Palm Springs Film festival, and it was love at first sight for Hathaway, who told her friend, “I am going to marry that man.”
Hathaway and Shulman married in a private ceremony in 2012, and welcomed their first child into the world in 2016. Since marrying, they have worked together on a series of projects and produced multiple films together.
Julia Roberts Went To Her Best Friend’s Wedding As His Wife
Julia Roberts is known to be one of the most beautiful actresses of our time, but the Oscar winner was more attracted to what was behind the camera. Roberts met her to-be husband Daniel Moder when he was working as a cameraman on the 2000 set of The Mexican. They were married to other people at the time but divorced their partners soon after meeting.
They married in 2002 and became parents to twins in 2004–a boy and a girl. Roberts delivered her second son in 2007.
Tina Fey’s Husband (30) Rocks
Tina Fey, best known for her years on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, is a comedic powerhouse, so it makes sense that her husband is also a funny guy. Fey first met Jeff Richmond in 1993 when Fey was a struggling comedian in Chicago. Fey started working at 1997, and Richmond arrived a few years later to head the music department.
The pair married in 2001 and have two daughters together. Alice is the eldest, born in 2005, and next was Penelope in 2011.
Ellen Pompeo’s Real-Life McDreamy
We know Ellen Pompeo for her portrayal of Dr. Meredith Grey on the long-running television drama Grey’s Anatomy, but her husband off-screen is not a neurosurgeon. Pompeo met Chris Ivery, a music producer, while at a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003. After being friends for six months, the pair decided to start dating.
Pompeo and Ivery tied the knot in 2007 in a quiet ceremony at City Hall in New York. Though Pompeo was not sure if she’d want more than one child in the past, the couple currently has three children: Stella (10), Sienna (5), and Eli (2).
Gal’s Guy Is In Real Estate
The Wonder Woman actress has been married to Israeli real estate developer since 2008. The pair met at a party in the Israeli desert in 2006. Right from their second date, Yaron Varsano was serious about spending his life with the Justice League star and promised that he wasn’t going to wait more than two years to propose (and clearly, he followed through on that promise).
The couple has two daughters. Their first girl, Alma, was born in 2011 and their second, Maya, came into the world in 2017. In fact, Gadot was pregnant for much of the filming for Wonder Woman.
Natalie Portman Found Her Dance Partner
Natalie Portman first met Benjamin Millepied, a French dancer, in 2009 when he was working on set as a choreographer for Black Swan. Millepied left his ballerina girlfriend for Portman soon after they met. The couple tied the knot in 2012.
Portman and Millepied have two children together. Portman gave birth to son Aleph a few months after the release of Black Swan, and had their daughter, Amalia, in 2017.
Jessica Alba Found Her Mr. Fantastic Off-Screen
As a well-known actress and founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba is a pretty big superstar, but she married someone from behind-the-scenes. Alba met her husband, Cash Warren, when he was working as a director’s assistant on the set of Fantastic Four.
While both of them didn’t particularly find marriage to be important to them, the pair ended up getting married in 2008. Since then, they’ve had three children: Honor (11), Haven (8), and Hayes (2).
Daphne Didn’t Try To Get A Taste Of Her Own Medicine
Daphne Oz is the daughter of the famous Dr. Oz, who has appeared on his daytime television show multiple times. She went outside of STEM fields to find her man. Daphne met future-husband John Jovanic, an investment fund analyst, while at college. The two married in 2010; they had one civil ceremony and two religious ones.
Together, the couple has four children: daughters Philomena, Domenica, and Giovanna and son Jovan. All seems good in the land of Oz.
Heather Morris Is Glee-Fully Happy About Her Regular Hubby
Glee star Heather Morris is known for her role as quirky dancer Brittney S. Pierce. She has also appeared on Dancing With the Stars and was once a backup dancer for Queen B herself. But that’s not where Morris thinks her story’s highlight is. It’s when she met Taylor Hubbell, her now-husband and father to her children, Elijah and Owen.
Morris and Hubbell met back in high school, rekindling in Los Angeles. The thing is, Hubbell is not in the industry. Instead, he is a Director of Membership and Marketing at North Ranch Country Club.
Alison Sweeney Fell For A Friend
Alison Sweeney is best known for her role as Sami Brady on the hit soap opera Days of Our Lives, a role she played from 1993-2014! Being in the spotlight that long, one would think she’d fall for another celebrity who has the same crazy schedule. Instead, she married a family friend who she’s known for ages.
Sweeney and David Sanov have two children together, Benjamin and Megan. Her husband also has a very “regular” job. He works as a highway patrol officer while his wife still struts her stuff in Hollywood.
Stacy Keibler And Her Future CEO
Stacy Keibler found love in a friend she had known for years, Jared Pobre. Even though Keibler is well known in Hollywood for her work on Blue Mountain State and Dancing with the Stars, she found love with a normal guy.
At the time they were married, Pobre was moving up in an advertisement agency. Eventually, he would become the CEO. Together, they have one daughter, Ava Grace, and one son, Bodhi Brooks. Keibler doesn’t post a lot of information on her kids, wanting to keep that part of her life private.
Kelsey Grammer Married A Flight Attendant
Kelsey Grammer is known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. And although he is one of the more popular sitcom personalities from the ’80s and ’90s, he ended up marrying a flight attendant, Kayte Walsh.
During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Grammer said, “We actually met in the air on a plane to England. It was very romantic; she was working on the plane.” The duo was married and had two children together.
Chris O’Donnell & The School Teacher
Chris O’Donnell is an actor known for playing special agent G. Callen in the television series NCIS: Los Angeles. But he’s been in Hollywood for years, dating back to Batman & Robin when he played Dick Grayson’s Robin character. Being in Hollywood that long, it’s surprising that O’Donnell ended up marrying an elementary school teacher!
He met Caroline because his college roommate happened to be her brother. They have been married since 1997 and have five children together! Twenty-one years of marriage is pretty much multiple lifetimes by Hollywood standards.
Billie Joe Armstrong Fell For A Fan
Billie Joe Armstrong met his future wife, Adrienne, while playing a 1990 concert with his band Green Day. They were both in relationships at the time, so they didn’t have anything serious between them. But Billie always made a point to see her whenever they had a show in Mankato, Adrienne’s hometown.
It wasn’t until 1994 that things started to get serious between the two. After Adrienne relocated to California to be with Armstrong they were soon married. They have two sons together.
A Real Estate Agent Stole Vince Vaughn’s Heart
In true Wedding Crashers fashion, Vince Vaughn met his wife while attending a mutual friend’s wedding. Kyla Weber was a real estate agent with Royal LePage Realty in Calgary, Canada, when the two first met. And Vaughn was an A-lister in Hollywood.
It didn’t matter though. The two dated for a few years before finally tying the knot in Chicago. The lovebirds have two beautiful children together. In an interview with US Weekly, Vaughn said, “I met the best girl in the world. It gives you such a great purpose in your life.”
Jeff Bridges Saw His Lady From Across The Room
Jeff Bridges’ love story is so “Hollywood.” While shooting a movie in Montana, Bridges noticed a beautiful woman working as a waitress in the hotel he was staying in. A few days later they formally met at a bar. The rest is history!
Susan Geston and Jeff Bridges have been married since 1977. Together they have three daughters and are also proud to call themselves grandparents! Bridges still works in Hollywood but loves all of the adventures his marriage has taken him on.
Alec Bent Over Backwards For Hilaria
Alec Baldwin met 27-year-old Hilaria in 2011 at a New York City restaurant. She was a yoga instructor, and he was big in Hollywood, but the titles and age difference didn’t stop the two from falling for one another. Baldwin and Hilaria were married in 2012, just one year after their initial meeting.
In an interview, Hilaria told US Weekly that for a week Alec would only shake her hand and would continuously ask her if she wanted children. Persistence worked. Together they have four children!
Bon Jovi Married His High School Sweetheart
Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer of one of the most popular bands to come out of New Jersey. At the height of his success, he decided to elope with his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley Bongiovi. The two went to Vegas, were married by “Elvis,” and never looked back.
Back in New Jersey and no longer doing extensive tours, the duo has four children. In an interview with People, Bon Jovi admits that the success of their 29-year-long marriage has been his wife. “She’s the glue,” he says.
Jon Stewart Went Into Love Blindly
Jon Stewart, one of the biggest television hosts ever, met the love of his life in one of the most normal ways possible, on a blind date. Tracey and Jon were immediately attracted to one another and ended up dating for four years. They eventually got married in 2000.
Since then, Jon’s retired from The Daily Show and has turned down multi-million dollar deals in order to spend more time with his wife and their two children. An inside source says, “he is willing, at times, to turn his back on money and give Tracey the support she needs.”
Prince Willian Met His Princess In College
Although a majority of the world followed the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, most people don’t realize that she was an average person. The two met while attending the University of St Andrews in Scotland. They realized they had a lot in common and would even eat lunch together on occasion.
It wasn’t until a school-sanctioned fashion show Kate walked in that she really caught the Prince’s eye. The rest, as they say, is history, The two married in 2011 and have three kids together.
Patrick Got Many Haircuts Before He Got A Date
Patrick Dempsey is known for his rom-com movies and for playing McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy. The thing is, his flirtatious ways didn’t work for three years on the pretty hairdresser working at the hair salon Delux in Los Angeles. Finally, after many hair cuts, Jillian Fink agreed to date Dempsey.
It worked out because the two were later married and ended up having three children. Unfortunately, they separated in 2016, but eventually decided to give their relationship another shot!
Matt Damon Met His Wife Across A Crowded Room
In 2003, while filming Stuck on You in Miami, Matt Damon spotted Luciana Barroso across a crowded bar. It must have been fate because the movie was originally supposed to be filmed in Hawaii, not Miami. They began dating right away.
In 2005, the two married and are now raising four children together. On The Ellen Show, Damon said, “Eight years and four kids later, that’s my life. I don’t know how else our paths would’ve crossed if that didn’t happen. If all those things didn’t happen.”
George Clooney Married An International Lawyer
George Clooney, the eternal bachelor of his own making, met his wife at the party of a mutual friend. At the time, Alma was a human rights lawyer and was just passing through the party, but not before she snagged Clooney’s email. The two quickly decided to start dating.
In 2014, they were married, and Alma became pregnant with twins shortly after. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Clooney explains how they never discussed kids until they were married. Then, all of a sudden, they were having twins together!
Christian Bale Married Another Actress’s Assistant
Christian Bale met his future wife, Sibi Blazic, on the cast of Little Women. At the time, Sibi was the personal assistant for Winona Ryder. Something must have drawn them together, because six years later, the two eloped in Las Vegas.
The couple had two children: Emmaline in 2005 and Joseph in 2014. Sibi continued to work alongside the Dark Knight star. “My wife was a stunt driver,” Bale said in an interview. “She was chasing me through the city in Batman.”
Falling For His Waitress
Zoe Buckman was only 22 years old at the time she met then 40-year-old actor David Schwimmer. The young waitress was working at the Cuckoo Club in London when she spotted the actor, who Buckman was a big fan of because of Friends.
Zoe ended up waiting on David’s table, and the two had a connection. A few years later they got married and had a daughter named Cleo Schwimmer. In 2017, they separated and focused on their daughter’s care. Two years later, they were spotted together again, leading some to believe they may not be calling it quits after all.
Another Waitress Who Scored
Actor and filmmaker Nicolas Cage was dining at a restaurant when a beautiful waitress named Alice Kim came up and asked for his autograph. Being that Nicolas rose to fame around the time Alice was born, it’s no surprise she was well aware of his work.
Her bold move caught Nicolas’ attention, and he couldn’t help asking the young lady on a date. The two were married in 2004 and had a son, Kal-El (named after Superman’s birth name) in 2005. After more than a decade of marriage, the two divorced in 2016.
Sparks Fly In Starbucks
It was just an average day at Starbucks when Amy Railsback spotted radio and television personality Danny Bonaduce. She couldn’t help but go up to him and confess that she was a huge fan.
While most celebrities are probably used to this kind of attention, something about Amy struck Danny. The former teacher agreed to date the Hollywood star, even though he is 23 years her senior. The lovebirds tied the not in 2010 and had two kids, Isabella and Dante. They have been together for 16 years.
Marrying A Robotics CEO
Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt keeps his personal life under wraps. But we know that he met his wife, Tasha McCauley, on social media. In an interview, Gordon-Levitt said that he was dating another girl at the time, but the two met through mutual friends. They married in 2014.
Tasha is the CEO of a robotics company called Fellow Robots. The couple welcomed their first son in 2015 and a second son in 2017. The family continues to stay out of the public eye for the sake of their children.