Celebrity power couples are always featured on the covers of magazines and in entertainment news segments. They’re recognizable everywhere, and the ups and downs of their personal lives are often on display. But not all celebrities want their personal lives in the spotlight, and many of them opt to marry outside of the limelight. Here is a list of some of our favorite celebrities who chose to wed so-called normal people.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Writer and beloved Comedienne Tina Fey began dating now-husband Jeff Richmond in 1994 when she met him at Second City where he was a piano player. He later became Second City’s musical director and then a composer on Fey’s show 30 Rock. They married in June of 2001 and have two daughters, Alice Zenobia and Penelope Athena.
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe
Late Night host and former Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, lawyer Alexi Ashe, in New York City in July of 2013 and married in September of that year. The two had their first child — a boy named Ashe Olson Meyers — in March of 2016.
Chris O’Donnell and Caroline Fentress
Actor Chris O’Donnell, despite all of his fame, married the love of his life: his high school sweetheart. Caroline Fentress said, “I do” to O’Donnell in 1997, and the couple now have five children together.
Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar
Famous comedian and television star Jerry Seinfeld met his wife, Jessica Sklar, at a gym just a few months before she was supposed to marry someone else. But this public relations manager fell hard for the famous funny man, and the two got married in 1999.
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston
Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges fell in love with his wife, Susan Geston, when he walked into a restaurant where she was waiting tables. He was working on the set of “Rancho Deluxe” in Montana at the time, and the two married in 1977.
Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic
Former Batman Christian Bale met his wife when she was working as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant. The pair married in 2000.
Billie Joe Amrstrong
Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong first met his wife Adrienne Nesser when she attended one of his Green Day concerts in 1990. And he married her — his biggest fan — four years later.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Academy Award-winning actress started dating jewelry designer Adam Schulman in 2008. They got engaged in 2011 and were married in Big Sur, California, at an interfaith Christian and Jewish Service in 2012. Hathaway gave birth to her first son in March of 2016.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
The Tonight Show host and former SNL star first met his wife, who is the co-owner of production company Flower Films, in December of 2007. They met on the set of Fever Pitch after Drew Barrymore invited Fallon to a birthday party she was throwing for Nancy. A few months later, Fallon proposed on a dock at sunset, and the pair was married three months later. Now they have two daughters together, Winnie Rose and Frances Cole.
Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips
Modern Family star Julie Bowen married Scott Phillips, a real-estate investor and software developer. They had a son together in 2007 and twins in 2009, with whom she was visibly pregnant when she shot the pilot episode for Modern Family.
Matt Damon and Luciana Bozan Barroso
Academy Award-winning actor and writer Matt Damon first met his Argentine wife Luciana Bozan Barroso in April of 2003 when he was filming Stuck on You in Miami, Florida. She was a bartender at the time. They got engaged in September of 2005 and married the following December. The couple have three children together, and Damon has adopted a child from Barroso’s previous relationship.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey married hairstylist and makeup artist Jillian Fink in 1999. The couple have three children together: Talula Faye born in 2002, and twin boys Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen born in 2007. In January of 2005, Fink filed for divorce, but the couple reconciled later that year.
Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger
Ant Man Paul Rudd married film crew member Julie Yaeger in 2003, and the couple has two children together, a son named Jack born in 2006, and a daughter named Darby born in 2010.