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Celebrities Who Married “Normal” People

You love who you love. Sometimes it is not about the physical appearance or the status in life that makes you fall for someone. It just happens when you least expected it. You fall for someone that is totally different from the world you live in. And you fell happy and contented. Just like these celebrities that fall in love to non celebrities and make us believe that love has no boundaries.

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

After just a few months of dating, Zoe Saldana and Italian artist Marco Perego got married secretly on June 2013. In an interview with Marie Claire, Saldana said ‘I don’t do the ABCs, I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.’

She also explained why she married her husband with E! News in 2014 “It was like I found all my answers with him not in him. I was finding my answers on my own.” Saldana and Perego are now proud parents of twin sons Cy and Bowie and their third child Zen.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley

Joseph Gordon-Levitt secretly married his girlfriend Tasha McCauley at their home on December 20, 2016. His wife is the founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, a NASA based robotics company. They met through mutual friends and his wife was not interested in being in the spotlight. When asked about his marriage, Gordon-Levitt apologized in his interview with Playboy in 2015 and said, Yeah, again, I’m reluctant to talk about being married because I’m married to a woman who doesn’t like strangers being privy to her life and relationships.” The couple welcomed their first child in August 2015.

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Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee

She’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.” The Grey’s Anatomy Jesse Williams said in his interview with USA Today in 2010 and revealed that he started dating the real estate broke Aryn Drake Lee even before his movie debut in 2008’s The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2. The couple got married in 2012 and have two children, Sadie and Maceo.

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Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne married his PR Executive wife Hannah Bagshawe in a Winter Wonderland theme wedding at Babington House on December 2014. A months after their wedding, they welcomed their first child Iris Mary on June 2015. The two met during their college days when Redmayne attended Eton College and met Bagshawe at the neighboring boarding school for girls. They became friends for 12 years before they fall in love. He told Time Out magazine about how grateful he is about his wife. ‘”It’s great that she found me attractive then and still does, through all the s***. That’s good!’

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Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

They exchanged their wedding vows in 2003 but they first met during their college years in 1992. Elizabeth Banks didn’t think that she would end up marrying the guy she met in college. In an interview with the magazine Allure in 2015, Banks said I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” she says in the interview. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f— him because I’m 18 and in college.”

But after 10 years Banks married the Max Handelman who’s now a sportswriter and a producer. Really, what happened was I’ve never met anyone that I liked more,” Now they are parents of two boys both born through a surrogate. They own Brownstone Production that produced Pitch Perfect.

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Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

“It’s a crazy idea but I love being married to my wife—I’m lucky I found my wife. And I guess maybe, if there’s any secret—it’s to feel lucky.”
Matt Damon admitted to Entertainment Tonight in 2015 about their secret to marriage life, and he said it was Luck. Damon met his wife Luciana Barroso at a bar in 2003 in Miami Florida, where she works as a bartender. He said, she saw his wife across the crowded room and was smitten instantly. They tie the know secretly inside New York’s City Hall on December 9, 2005. They have four girls, Alexia (from Barroso’s previous marriage) and Isabella, Gia and Stella.

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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder got married on July 4, 2002 at her ranch in New Mexico. The met on the set of the movie The Mexican in 2001. They are now parents of three children, twins Finn and Hazel and the youngest Henry. Moder worked as a cinematographer in a thriller Secret in their Eyes with Roberts in 2015. She told Allure magazine about how lucky she was for having his husband around the set of the movie. There’s something about having the safest place in the world for you in the same room.

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Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

They first met at Jillian Fink’s hair salon in 1990s and got married at Patrick Dempsey’s family farmhouse on July 31, 1999. The two had a rocky relationship that Fink had to file a divorce in 2015 but Dempsey put an effort to repair their marriage. In 2016 Dempsey told Entertainment Tonight, “You can only do one thing at a time and do it well. I learned to prioritize. Our union has to be the priority. I wasn’t prepared to give up on her and she wasn’t either. We both wanted to fight for it.” The two have three children together, Tallulah Fyfe and twins Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

The actor George Clooney, who we never thought will get married proposed to his human rights lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin in a 25-minutes long proposal. They first met in Italy and from then the actor felt that she is the one.“From the minute we met, we just hit it off. And from the minute we met, we just sort of felt like we were going to be together.” He revealed at the Ellen DeGeneres show about the moment he met his wife. The two got married in September 27, 2016 in Venice, Italy and just this February, they revealed that they’re expecting twins!

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

They have been married since 1978 and have four kids, one son and three daughters. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer met when she was invited to move into her brother’s friend’s vacant apartment owned by sculptor Gummer to mourn for her then boyfriend John Cazale who died with bone cancer. They said it was not love at first but just after six months they got married in her parents home. Streep honored her husband when she received her Best Actress Academy Awards for the movie The Iron Lady. “First I’m going to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music,” she said. “And I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me.”

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Written by Mary Ann Nacional

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