Celebrity Couples Who Were Set Up With A Little Help From Their Friends

Dating is stressful enough, but being a celebrity can make it a lot more complicated. It’s not always easy finding love in Hollywood. Luckily, there are plenty of couples who were able to do so with a little help from their friends. Famous couples including John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen found love through mutual friends. Read on to find out how various celebrity couples met, fell in love, and continue to live their “happily ever after.”

Joe Manganiello And Sofía Vergara

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Modern Family star Sofía Vergara owes her co-star some gratitude. She attended a party with castmate Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 2014 when he introduced her to actor Joe Manganiello. After the party, Ferguson gave Manganiello her phone number to speed things along.

It was a good thing he did because within six months of their first meeting they got engaged. Vergara and the True Blood star were married in Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 2015.

Daryl Sabara And Meghan Trainor

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While some know Meghan Trainor from hit songs such as “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin’,” people may also remember her husband. Daryl Sabara is best known for his childhood role of Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids franchise.

The two were set up by a mutual friend, actress Chloe Grace Moretz when they attended a house party in 2014. Sabara and Trainor married on December 22, 2018, and recently announced that they are expecting a baby boy in 2021.

Emily Blunt And John Krasinski

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One of Hollywood’s most famous couples is Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Her roles have included The Devil Wears Prada and Mary Poppins Returns, while he is known for playing Jim Halpert on The Office.

They met by mutual friend Anne Hathaway and Krasinski knew it was love at first sight. Krasinski said, “It was one of those things where I wasn’t really looking for a relationship…As I shook her hand I went, ‘I like you.'” They have been married for over a decade and have two daughters named Hazel and Violet.

Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake

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The timing was key for the relationship between Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. She had just left a relationship with Chris Evans, while he had just broken up with Cameron Diaz.

According to Marie Claire, the two met through mutual friends in 2007. Timberlake asked their mutual friend to call her for him and the rest was history. They tied the knot on October 19, 2012, in Fasano, Italy, and have two sons named Silas and Phineas.

Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

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Modeling stays in the family for Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford. While working as models in the late 90s, they had a mutual friend suggest that they attend his wedding together.

“We decided to meet the night before and get to know each other. I was surprised at how cool and down-to-earth she was,” said Gerber to People. They were married on May 20, 1998, and have a son named Presley and a daughter named Kaia. Their kids are now professional models as well.

Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner

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Joe Jonas’ love for music helped him connect with his wife Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones). While he was working on a song with Hailee Steinfeld in 2016, Turner contacted her and asked for details about Jonas.

Steinfeld confessed on a podcast that she gave Turner his phone number and the pair hit it off immediately. They had two weddings in Las Vegas and Paris in 2019 and became parents to a daughter in July of 2020.

Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden

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The first time the public heard about the relationship between musician Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz was in May of 2014. His twin brother Joel is married to Nicole Richie, who introduced the couple that year. Multiple sources confirmed that they were engaged after seven months of dating.

Their wedding took place in January 2015 and included celebrity guests such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Samantha Ronson. Madden is so madly in love with Diaz that he had her name tattooed across his chest. It was announced that they welcomed a baby girl named Raddix via surrogate on December 30, 2019.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds

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Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have a funny story about how they first met. Lively is known for roles in Gossip Girl and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants franchise, while Reynolds is known for the Deadpool franchise and The Proposal.

The two were set up on blind double dates with other people. Once they were there, they realized that they much preferred each other than their blind dates. “That was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across [the table],” said Reynolds to Entertainment Weekly.

Anne Hathaway And Adam Shulman

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After a complicated relationship with an Italian real estate developer, Anne Hathaway needed to find a better partner. Luckily, she quickly met actor and businessman Adam Shulman at the Palm Springs Film Festival and realized she was destined to marry him.

“I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life,” said Hathaway to Harper’s Bazaar UK. They got married in Big Sur, California on September 29, 2012, and have two sons aged four and one.

Khloé Kardashian And Tristan Thompson

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NBA player Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian certainly haven’t had the easiest relationship, but have found their way back to each other. They met through a mutual friend (NBA player Brandon Jennings) who set them up on a blind date during the summer of 2016.

According to Us Weekly, there were several instances where Thompson didn’t stay faithful to Kardashian during their relationship, which caused a lot of stress. After a long time apart, they decided to give it another try for their two-year-old daughter True.

Mike Fisher And Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher had the perfect place to meet for their first blind date. The two got to know each other for the first time backstage at one of Underwood’s concerts in 2008.

The sad part was that he lived in Canada, while she was in the US. “I mean, can I make dating more difficult? Let’s get a hockey guy who lives in another country,” said Underwood to VH1. Luckily, they worked it out and were married a couple of years later. They have two sons named Isaiah and Jacob.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

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Even the royals can get some help from their friends for finding love. Marie Claire found that Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend (Violet von Westenholz) in July of 2016.

Harry admitted that the only thing he wanted to know about Markle before meeting her was if she was nice. Their wedding took place on May 19, 2018, and was broadcast to millions around the world. Their son Archie was born on May 6, 2019.

Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen

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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen knew NFL quarterback Tom Brady was her true love. “I knew Tom was the one straight away. I could see it in his eyes that he was a man with integrity who believes in the same things I do,” said Bünchen in a Vogue interview.

The couple met on a blind date through a mutual friend in 2006. He had told Brady that Bündchen was the girl version of him. They got married on February 26, 2009, in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, California, and are the parents to son Benjamin and daughter Vivian.

Chris Fischer And Amy Schumer

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Having an assistant paid off for comedienne Amy Schumer. She was fortunate enough to meet her husband, chef, and farmer Chris Fischer, because his sister Molly is her assistant.

According to Marie Claire, Molly suggested that her brother cook for Schumer during her vacation to Martha’s Vineyard and they fell in love shortly thereafter. They had a small wedding ceremony in Malibu in 2018 with celebrity guests such as Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston. She gave birth to their son Gene on May 5, 2019.

Chris Hemsworth And Elsa Pataky

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Actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky met in one of the most unique ways. She is from Spain, while he is from Australia, so they needed to work on their accents with a dialect coach.

The coach thought that the two of them would make a great couple and set them up on a blind date. It obviously worked and they were married in 2010. Pataky and Hemsworth are also the parents of a daughter named India and twin sons named Tristan and Sasha.

Tracey McShane And Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show, found love on a movie set. While filming Wishful Thinking, his production assistant set him up with a friend named Tracey McShane.

The two hit it off and were married in 2000. When it was time to propose, Stewart asked a friend who worked as a New York Times crossword puzzle editor to come up with a creative puzzle with clues that would lead to a marriage proposal.

Adam Housley And Tamera Mowry-Housley

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After starring on a hit sitcom with her twin sister Tia, Tamera Mowry-Housley went on to continue her education at Pepperdine University. She and her sister were in an economics class there when a student saw their photo on the wall.

Adam Housley asked the professor who Tamera was and wrote her an email that he was interested in her. According to Marie Claire, she hesitated at first but eventually gave in to his charm. The two were married in 2011 and have two children named Aden and Ariah.

Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have a famous mutual friend who set them up. It just so happens that Danny DeVito introduced them to one another in 1998.

During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Douglas talked about the night. “I found out that [we share the same birthday]…she told me she loved golf…,” said Douglas. After their first night together he told her she would be the mother of his children. That dream came true because they were married in 2000 and had two kids named Carys and Dylan.

Felicity Blunt Tucci And Stanley Tucci

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Felicity Blunt may look familiar because her sister is actress Emily Blunt. While Emily was filming The Devil Wears Prada with Stanley Tucci, she introduced her sister to her co-star.

They accompanied each other to Emily and John Krasinski’s wedding and it was clear that they were meant to be together. The literary agent and the actor tied the knot in 2012. He had three children from his previous marriage and now has two more with Felicity.

Courteney Cox And Johnny McDaid

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A famous singer is responsible for helping Courteney Cox get together with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. Ed Sheeran happened to be living with McDaid and introduced him to Cox.

“They started dating and [are] crazy about each other,” Sheeran told Yahoo. They got engaged in 2014 and Metro said there’s a chance that Cox’s Friends co-star, Jennifer Aniston, will be her maid of honor. As of 2019, the couple shared they broke off their engagement, but are still in a relationship.