Celebrity Couples Who Met While They Were Still In School

According to Brandon Gaille Marketing, about 25 percent of people in the U.S. today end up marrying someone they met in school. That means a quarter of Americans will tie the knot with one of their fellow classmates. Celebrity relationships tend to be one of the hot topics in pop culture, but there are a good number of famous people who married their high school or college sweethearts. Some of these Hollywood stars stayed married to their first loves, while others decided to part ways after fame. Read on to find out which celebrities ended up with their school-day classmates.

Ali Hewson Consoled Bono During A Difficult Time

bono wearing green tinted sunglasses and a scarf with his wife alison hewson
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When Bono was 13 and Ali Hewson was 12, they met while attending the same school in Ireland. He knew that he was going to pursue her immediately, but she decided to keep her distance even though she secretly admired him. Soon after Bono’s mother passed away, and Hewson took care of Bono during his difficult time.

The two married on August 21, 1982, in an Irish church and are still married to this day. They have four kids and Hewson has mentioned that it was tough almost raising them alone when Bono was on tour. During their spare time, the couple gets involved in a lot of activism and their fair-trade fashion line.