Celebrities tend to marry and have kids with other famous celebrities. But sometimes we hear stories of celebrities getting married to regular people.
Surprisingly, a majority of the couples on our list are still married and happy, but there are a few who unfortunately chose to go their separate ways. From actresses like Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman over to models like Adriana Lima and Marissa Miller and singers like Christina Aguilera — this collection is full of A-listers.
It does seem that sometimes a relationship between a super rich and famous woman and a regular man can work, and honestly, that is kind of inspiring. We love seeing men who support their women and accept that the lady may be more successful (and is bringing more money home). It’s 2019, and gender roles are slowly becoming a thing of history.
Now here they are, 20 famous women who had babies with guys whom most of us have never heard of.
20. ANNE HATHAWAY
First on our list of women who had babies with regular men is Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway. In the photo above you can see her with husband Adam Shulman, a producer and vintage jewelry designer. The two got married in 2012, and in 2016, Anne gave birth to their son Jonathan. The couple is luckily still happily married, which unfortunately can’t be said for all entries on our list. As far as Adam goes, he doesn’t seem to mind to be living in his wife’s shadow — and we love a man who lets his woman take the spotlight and cheers her on like a proud husband!
19. REESE WITHERSPOON
A lot of us may remember Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe as the ultimate Hollywood couple, but in case anyone somehow missed it: the two got divorced in 2007. Four years later Reese married talent agent Jim Toth, and the two are still happily married. In 2012 Reese gave birth to Tennessee James Toth, their first child together. Reese has two kids from her previous marriage, daughter Ava (who looks like Reese’s twin) and son Deacon. Judging from pictures, all three of her kids enjoy each other’s company, and the family seems pretty close. Reese is just perfect in that role of a happy wife and mother!
18. SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Alright, alright, here’s another couple who unfortunately didn’t make it. Actress Scarlett Johansson, who was married to actor Ryan Reynolds in the late 2000s, decided to give love another try. In 2014 she married France native Romain Dauriac, the owner of an advertising agency, and in 2014 the actress gave birth to their daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac. Unfortunately, the couple couldn’t work out their differences and they separated in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in 2017, and Scarlett has since moved on to Saturday Night Live co-head writer Colin Jost. It seems as if the actress has a thing for non-celebs now.
17. GAL GADOT
Here’s another actress who married someone who’s not a celebrity: Gal Gadot. The star best known for her portrayal of Wonder Woman married businessman and real estate developer Yaron Varsano back in 2008. The couple is still happily married and they have two daughters together: seven-year-old Alma and two-year-old Maya. It often does seem as if these marriages where the spouses are not working in the same industry tend to last longer — perhaps because there is never any competition between them in their field of work. Either way, we think Gal and Yaron seem happy and in love even after crossing that ten-year anniversary!
16. JULIA ROBERTS
Julia Roberts is another famous lady who ended up having a child with someone whom most of us have not heard of. In 2002, Julia decided to once again get married — she had a brief marriage with singer Lyle Lovett in the ’90s — but this time it was going to last. And you’re wondering who is this guy who won over Pretty Woman’s heart? It’s cinematographer Daniel Moder, whom the actress has three kids with: 14-year-old Hazel and Phinnaeus and 11-year-old Henry. And the great thing about this couple is that whenever they are photographed in public, they look just as happy and in love as back in the early 2000s.
15. ZOE SALDANA
Next on our list is actress Zoe Saldana who is married to the CEO of My Fashion Database Marco Perego. An interesting fact about this couple is that when they got married in 2013, her husband adopted her surname, so now the whole family has the last name Perego-Saldana. We have to say — we are loving this, because why choose which one you want to keep, just adopt both. The couple has three kids together: four-year-old twins Bowie and Cy, and two-year-old Zen. One thing is for sure, the two are a very good-looking couple, and we kind of them to have a whole football team of kids.
14. ELIZABETH BANKS
Back in 2003 actress Elizabeth Banks married Max Handelman, a sportswriter and producer from Portland, Oregon, whom she met on her first day of college on back in 1992. Together the two have two sons: eight-year-old Felix and six-year-old Magnus. Both of their kids were born via surrogate, and Elizabeth is one of the few celebrities who chose to open up about this rather taboo topic. In an interview for Lucky Magazine, Elizabeth said how “it’s a big leap, inviting this person into your life to do this amazing, important thing for you, but our surrogate is so extraordinary, and she’s still in our lives. She’s like an auntie.”
13. CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Last on our list of famous ladies who have kids with non-celebs is singer Christina Aguilera. The star was married to Jordan Bratman, a record producer whom she has an eleven-year-old son called Max with. However, Jordan and Christina got divorced in 2011, after six years of marriage. That same year Christina started dating Matthew Rutler, whom she met at the set of Burlesque where he worked as an assistant. While the two never got married, they do have a child together, a little daughter called Summer Rain born in 2014. Yes, we are not kidding, they did name her Summer Rain.
12. MERYL STREEP
Meryl Streep married sculptor Don Gummer in 1978, and forty years later the two are still loving life together. The couple has four lovely children: musician Henry Wolfe, born in 1979, actresses Mamie (born in 1983) and Grace (born in 1986), and model Louisa, born in 1991. It seems as if the now-69-year-old actress doesn’t want to retire anytime soon, and we bet the fact that she has a very supportive and loving family plays a major role in that. Honestly, Meryl and Don make us believe that true love is real and happy endings are not just a fairy tale.
11. JULIANNA MARGULIES
Actress Julianna Margulies definitely snatched one of the best-looking non-celebs on this list. In 2007 she married Keith Lieberthal who earns his living by being a lawyer. Yup, Julianna definitely sees her husband in a suit and tie a lot — and frankly, we are quite jealous. In 2008, Julianna gave birth to their son Kieran, and the three of them are living happily in Manhattan. Don’t they look adorable in the photo above, sporting that matching look that couples eventually, whether they want to or not, naturally develop? Personally, we think they look picture perfect, and a little matching never hurt anybody. Well except Britney and Justin, but let’s not go there…
10. JULIE BOWEN
Alright here’s the first couple on our list who didn’t manage to work their differences out and is no longer together. Hollywood actress Julie Bowen married real estate investor and software developer Scott Phillips in 2004, and the couple has three sons together: 12-year-old Oliver, and 9-year-old John and Gustav. And while they did seem like a happy family for 14 years, early last year Julie filed for divorce from Scott, and with that, they became the first couple on our list who currently isn’t together — and spoiler alert: there may be some more. At the end of the day, marrying a non-celeb still doesn’t mean it will last forever.
9. MARCIA CROSS
After these two who had a rather unhappy ending, it’s time for another couple that is still strong. Actress Marcia Cross, who is best known for her portrayal of Bree Van de Kamp on the television series Desperate Housewives, married stockbroker Tom Mahoney in 2006. Soon after the wedding, the actress underwent in vitro fertilization and in 2007 she gave birth to their twins Savannah and Eden. We have to say that the 57-year-old actress and her 61-year-old husband look fabulous, and we want to know what Marcia’s recipe for youthful skin is — because it looks better than most 20-year-old’s.
8. LISA KUDROW
Actress Lisa Kudrow is another lady on our list who married someone most of us have not really heard of. Back in 1995, during the beginnings of her fame as Phoebe Buffay on the iconic television sitcom Friends, the actress married Michel Stern, an advertising executive from France. In 1998 she gave birth to their son Julian, and true Friends fans will remember that her pregnancy was written into the plotline by Phoebe having triplets as a surrogate mother for her brother. A glorious 24 years after getting married, these two are still happy together, and we think they’re an absolutely great couple.
7. ALISON SWEENEY
Alison Sweeney is another actress who is still happily married to a non-celeb. The Days of Our Lives star married California Highway Patrol officer David Sanov in 2000, and in 2005 she gave birth to their son Benjamin. Four years later, the actress gave birth to their second child, daughter Megan — and ever since the family couldn’t be happier. As you can tell from the photo above, the four spend most of their free time going places and doing fun family activities, and while we love how picture-perfect they look, we have to admit we’re slightly jealous for missing out on all the fun!
6. ELLEN POMPEO
Actress Ellen Pompeo, best known for her portrayal of Dr. Meredith Grey in the popular medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, married record producer Chris Ivery in 2007, after meeting him in a Los Angeles grocery store back in 2003. The couple, who have now been married for over ten years, has three children together: daughters Stella Luna born in 2009 and Sienna born in 2014, and son Eli Christopher born in 2016. The family is often photographed doing fun stuff together, and in the photo above you can see the couple with their youngest son Eli at a sports match.
5. NATALIE PORTMAN
Academy Award winner Natalie Portman is another movie star who married a regular person, which honestly gives the rest of us plenty of hope on snatching a celeb one day — hey, a girl can dream. Natalie’s husband Benjamin Millepied is a dancer and choreographer from France, and the two met at the set of Black Swan, soon after which they started dating. They got wed in a Jewish ceremony in 2012 when they already had a one-year-old son Aleph. In 2017, the couple expanded their family by welcoming their daughter Amalia into their family. The family primarily lives in Paris, France, but because of Natalie’s work, they often split their time between the USA and Europe.
4. SALMA HAYEK
While actress Salma Hayek didn’t marry a celebrity, she also certainly didn’t marry a regular guy. François-Henri Pinault is a billionaire and Kering CEO from France, and the two married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris — how romantic! Of course, since one ceremony wasn’t enough, and they definitely had the money to spent, the couple had a second ceremony a few months later in Venice. However, at this time the couple already had a two-year-old daughter, little Valentina Paloma. Well, one thing is sure, this kid got the best of both parents — a super famous mom and an extremely rich dad!
3. JESSICA ALBA
Okay, here’s the last actress on our list — did you notice that all of the women so far have been mainly actresses? Jessica Alba met producer Cash Warren at the set of Fantastic Four in 2004. Four years later the two got married and the same year Jessica gave birth to their first daughter Honor. In 2011 Haven joined the family, and in 2017 the two girls welcomed their first brother, little Hayes. Notice how all of their names start with an H? How cute is that? The Alba-Warrens are definitely one of our favorite families on this list, they are just all so adorable!
2. ADRIANA LIMA
Adriana Lima, one of the most famous supermodels of our time is also no stranger to falling in love with non-celebs. The star married basketball player Marko Jarić in 2009, and the couple has two daughters together: nine-year-old Valentina and six-year-old Sienna. However, after five years of marriage, in 2014 Adriana and Marko announced that they were going to go their separate ways. We think it’s a pity, as the two were definitely a good-looking couple, but we hope that each of them finds their happiness separately. As for their daughters, we can’t wait to see what they end up doing once they grow up!
1. MARISA MILLER
Since we mentioned Adriana, let’s immediately hop over to the next supermodel, fellow Victoria’s Secret angel Marisa Miller. In 2000 the model married surfing contest promoter and lifeguard Jim Miller. The two didn’t last long, and in 2002 they went their separate ways, however, Marissa did decide to keep using Jim’s last name. In 2006 the model married music producer Griffin Guess, and in 2012 she gave birth to their son Gavin Lee. Three years later the model gave birth to their second child, little Grayson Lee. Same as with Adriana’s kids, we also can’t wait to see what these two boys will be up to once they get older!