While Hollywood is full of unhealthy relationships, there are some couples who remind us that true love is real, even if it comes in a less-than-traditional form. Iconic actress Goldie Hawn has been with her partner, actor Kurt Russell for several decades. And yet, the couple have never tied the knot.
Despite never getting married (and being criticized for it), the couple continues to have one of the most beautiful and enviable relationships in show business. Goldie has often defended their decision not to wed by saying that the couple “like the choice” of staying together versus being “bound.” They’re clearly doing something right!
Rita Ora and Taika Waititi
In 2021, singer Rita Ora had the entire internet abuzz when pictures emerged of her and her boyfriend, director Taika Waititi, getting very personal with actress Tessa Thompson. The fact that they already looked like a bit of an odd couple was enough for the internet to go while. And then that happened.
The celebrity gossip mill ran overtime trying to understand why the three were photographed in an intimate way, with allegations that the three were involved in some sort of “throuple.” Though the pair hasn’t commented on Tessa's role in their unique relationship, Rita and Taika have since got very serious - so much so that they tied the knot!
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
The Lifetime television network might not be known for their steamy movies, but LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian who starred opposite one another in Lifetime's "Northern Lights" sure brought the heat when they were caught canoodling off-screen.
The gossip world was sent into a frenzy when pictures emerged of the two getting cozy together, even though they were both married to other people. Yes that's right, they both cheated, and jumped ship as a result. Though LeAnn and Eddie both separated from their previous partners and are married today, there are still many who do not approve of their relationship or its scandalous start.
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
While many people tune into reality television shows like “The Bachelorette” for the love story, most of us are just there for the drama. Many will remember JoJo Fletcher as the star of season 12. And her relationship with suitor-turned-husband Jordan Rodgers has been filled with drama since the show aired.
From rumors of Jordan joining the show for fame (it is a reality show after all) to allegations of misbehavior, it seemed that everyone had something to say. Today, the couple tunes out the criticism thrown their way and are enjoying their marriage as a normal couple, “not characters on a show.”
Dominic West and Catherine Fitzgerald
His character Jimmy McNulty may have gotten into risky business in the police drama “The Wire,” but it seems that actor Dominic West likes to get into risky situations off-screen as well. Not to mention the fact that he was also the lead in the show "The Affair."
In 2020, the actor was photographed getting cozy with actress Lily James in Italy. The problem? Dominic is married, and his Roman rendezvous did not seem that platonic. Celebrity gossip outlets broadcasted the scandalous pictures, resulting in Dominic and his wife giving a statement simply stating “Our marriage is strong and we're very much still together.” Fans hope it’s true!