Young actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met for the first time in 1953 when they both ducked into their agent’s air-conditioned office to escape the heat. They got talking, but since Newman was married, nothing came of it. They met again in 1958 when they were cast opposite each other in “The Long, Hot Summer.” They fell in love while filming, prompting Newman to divorce his wife at the time, Jackie Witte.
They married that same year, had three children, and celebrated 50 years of marriage before Newman passed away in 2008. Woodward summarized their happy union with the words, “Paul and I were good friends before we were lovers. We could talk to each other, we could talk to each other about anything without fear of ridicule or rejection. There was trust.”
Matthew McConaughey – Camila Alves
Famous actor Matthew McConaughey met his future model and actress Camila Alves at a bar, and it was not love at first sight, at least for her. She told Access Hollywood, “We had two interactions at the bar. During the first interaction, I did not know who he was. At the time, he had a really long beard, and he had this Rasta hat. He was covered up, and I didn’t really realize who he was.”
Apparently, McConaughey managed to win her over because they began to date, had two children, and then married in 2012. They have since had their third child, and all of them live happily together in Austin, Texas.
Kobe Bryant – Vanessa Laine Bryant
Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, met Vanessa when she was still in high school. She was an extra in a Snoop Dogg music video that he had come to see. When their relationship came to light, her high school was overrun by the paparazzi.
The couple tied the knot in 2001, the bride was 19, and the groom was 22. They have four daughters named Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. Sadly, their relationship came to a tragic end when Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash. It was an event that shook the world of sports to the core.
Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart
In a real Hollywood-style romance, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart met each other in 2002 while attending the Golden Globe Awards. Although he was much older than her, their connection was immediate. The pair dated for almost eight years before getting married in New Mexico in 2010.
Calista had adopted her son Liam before she met Ford, but he helped her raise him and formally adopted him in 2011. Liam is Ford’s fifth child; he has four children from his previous marriages to Mary Marquardt and Melissa Mathison. The couple recently celebrated nine years of marriage and say the secret to staying together is laughter.
Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley
While Elvis was serving in the military, he met 14-year-old Priscilla at a party at his home in Germany. Despite her young age, he was quite taken with her, and they spent a lot of time together while he was there. They kept in touch over the phone when he returned to the US, and her parents eventually allowed her to visit him at Graceland in 1962.
She moved in one year later, and they were married in 1967. Their daughter, the late Lisa Marie, was born the following year. Due to Elvis’ prolonged absences and rumors of Priscilla being unfaithful, Elvis filed for divorce in 1973. They remained close until his death several years later.