It wouldn't be KimYe without Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. It wouldn't have been Brangelina without Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Even Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady have been nicknamed The Brady Bunch. Celeb power couples are all the rage. They mingle in the same circles, attend the same parties, like each other's Instagrams and eventually, they start dating.
Celebs seem to go down one of two avenues, relationship-wise. Some date equally famous faces. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner gave us Bennifer. David and Victoria Beckham gave us Posh and Becks. Even "normie lifestyle" celebs like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got together. The other route? Dating total unknowns.
When we say unknown, we mean unknown. We're talking Grey's Anatomy stars who met their husbands in a grocery store. High-powered Hollywood heavyweights who married bartenders. Avengers superstars winding up with journalists. Ultimately, it's all pretty fascinating.
Some celebs seem to exclusively date within the A-List. The Kardashians kind of win there. Jennifer Aniston seems to have gone down the famous route, but after countless guys, this 49 year-old Friends star is single. Then again, Gal Gadot married a normie and she's happily wed with two kids.
Plain Janes or divas. It's always one or the other. Here are 11 celebs who'll happily date total normies, plus 9 who exclusively stick to the A-List. Remember, a Plain Jane can be a guy, too...
20 Matt Damon: Married A Bartender
It's Jason Bourne, for crying out loud. Matt Damon walks around with a role that earns him $25 million per movie, as Vanity Fair reports. The Hollywood starlets he meets on the red carpet? Not interested.
It took more than the set of The Bourne Identity for Matt Damon to find his love.
One night during film production for the 2003 movie, Stuck on You, crew members took Matt out to a bar where Luciana Barroso was working as a bartender. "I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally," Matt said, as reported by Pop Sugar. "Eight years and four kids later, that's my life. I don't know how else our paths would've crossed if that didn't happen. If all those things didn't happen."
19 Ariana Grande: Bunch Of Famous Guys, 24-Day Engagements, "Thank, U Next"
You won't need to do a whole lot of research on Ariana Grande's dating history– "Thank U, Next" starts out by listing her exes. Ari has been in the A-List circle a while. She's also dated quite a few faces from it, as can be heard in her "Thank U, Next" song.
"Thought I'd end up Sean, but he wasn't a match." That'll be Big Sean. "Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I listen and laugh." A little mean, but that'll be Ricky Alvarez. Mac Miller didn't seem a giant diva, but he was definitely a famous face (and how we miss him).
Whack on that 24-day engagement to Pete Davidson, and you've got Ari's high-profile guys.
18 Travis Scott: Skimpily-Clad Models, Actresses, Rihanna (Ends Up With King Kylie)
Travis Scott is now a giant, giant deal. The Astroworld rapper is in full "Sicko Mode," the cash is rolling in and he's the new face of Saint Laurent. Scott is also 20+ months into his relationship with Kylie Jenner. They've got their baby Stormi, and they seem solid.
Travis has dated Karreuche Tran, Rubi Rose, Orange Is The New Black's Dascha Polanco, plus the ultimate #Diva, Kylie Jenner.
Kylie now captions her IG pics of Travis: "Hubby." He fills her entire home with candles and roses. He couldn't name all her dogs in his GQ interview, as Hello Giggles reports, but Travis knew Kylie's star sign and toothbrush colour. A recent ring pic on Instagram has sparked engagement talk.
17 Aaron Paul: Met His Wife At Coachella, Hit A Vegas Chapel, Here's The Result
With the news that a Breaking Bad movie might be in the works, this guy is once again front-page news. Aaron Paul will forever be remembered for playing Jesse Pinkman on the show.
While Jesse was smart, he wasn't exactly dad material. Aaron? "We had our first kiss on a ferris wheel at Coachella," he said about his wife, Lauren Parsekian, as In Style reports. They now have a baby girl, named Story.
Lauren works as a director in the movie industry, but that Coachella meet was pure chance.
16 Leonardo DiCaprio: Victoria's Secret Models, Vogue Cover Girls, & Blake Lively
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently dating model Camila Morrone. With the news that they're "serious," it might just be that Leo has found the one (and put his partying days behind him). Camila may be low key, but she's still a model with a Victoria's Secret resume.
"Seventy models on his yacht" has been the description of Leo's entourage. Previous ladies include Gisele Bundchen, Nina Agdal, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova and Blake Lively.
Leo is now 43 years old. Camila is 21 years old. Leo definitely falls into the list of guys who only date inside the A-List.
15 Patrick Dempsey: Married A Hairdresser
Patrick Dempsey is the original McDreamy. The Grey's Anatomy star is one of the highest-paid faces on TV. When it comes to this guy's love life though, it's paying for trips to the hair salon that worked out. Patrick is married to Jillian Fink. He met her while she was working as a hairdresser.
Although they met back in 1994, they were in relationships with other people at the time so they only got together in 1997, People reports. Although they almost divorced, they're now working things out.
"Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of," Patrick said, as Hello Magazine reports.
McDreamy still went McRegular.
14 Justin Timberlake: Hollywood Actresses, Britney Spears, Irritatingly Pulling Off #MarriageGoals With Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's down-to-earth #MarriageGoals are so enviable. Always adorable, never diva-esque, but still A-Listers, these two are the "celeb-meets-celeb" that doesn't fit the mold.
Justin has been married to Jessica for over six years. #Goals they may be, but Justin's previous ladies includes a long string of divas. Ashley Olsen back in 2011 was followed by Olivia Wilde. Then there was the Justin and Britney Spears relationship.
Add on claims that he was with Scarlett Johansson, Justin's 2003-2007 relationship with Cameron Diaz, and that Alyssa Milano thing back in 2002, and you should be getting the idea.
13 Gal Gadot: Married A Real Estate Guy, Two Kids, Reads "Cat In The Hat" In The Backyard
Gal Gadot is the superhero superstar the world never saw coming. This Israeli model and actress was serving two years as a combat instructor in the Israeli military before she took on acting. Wonder Woman is now fronting Reebok for a reported $10 million, The Times Of Israel reports. Her man? Mr. Regular Guy. Yaron Versano is Gal's real estate developer husband. He does high-end hotels, but he definitely isn't a diva.
"We met nearly 10 years ago through mutual friends at this very strange party in the Israeli desert,"
Gal said, as Bustle reports. With two kids, Gal now captions her IG posts: "Reading Cat In The Hat" with her kids.
12 Kim Kardashian: Rappers & NBA Players, Loves That Kanye "Smells Of Money"
Please, like Kim Kardashian was ever going to date regular people. KimYe have been husband and wife since 2012. Kanye West, who has somehow proven to be The One, might seem like Kim's polar opposite, but this guy is up there with his wife on the diva front.
"He smells rich, I can't explain it," Kim recently said about Kanye, as News reports. She added, "He smells like what you think a really expensive, Saint Laurent fragrance campaign would be."
Kim was previously married to basketball's big face, Kris Humphries (for all of 72 days). Before that, Kim was married to music producer, Damon Thomas.
In-between her marriages, Kim has dated Nick Lachey, Ray J, Nick Cannon and Reggie Bush.
11 George Clooney: Could Get Any Girl In Hollywood, Marries A Human Rights Lawyer
With his good looks and Hollywood heavyweight status, George Clooney could land himself any woman he wanted. George is now married to Amal Clooney, a human rights lawyer whom he met at a party.
Amal Clooney looks like an A-List diva, but she's far from it. "I thought she was beautiful," George said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, adding, "She probably thought I was old!"
With a 17-year age gap, George is definitely older. "Funny and smart" is how he describes his stunner of a wife. These two married in 2014. Their twins arrived shortly after. Here they are at a fancy wedding. Time to go to law school, right?
10 The Rock: Could Lift Any Woman In Hollywood, Builds A Family With Lauren Hashian
Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock is a man who needs no introduction. He has a traveling gym containing 40,000 pounds of workout equipment, as Men's Health reports. That's probably why he's become Hollywood's biggest pile of muscle, but The Rock is the biggest softie ever.
This 2018 pic is from Dwayne's Instagram. He's helping out his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, as she holds their new baby. Lauren is a low-key celeb whose near-1-million IG followers are most likely a result of dating The Rock. They've been a couple since 2007.
"Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama Lauren Hashian laboured and delivered like a true rockstar," The Rock said after his baby was born, according to The Independent.
Seems Lauren is no normie to him!
9 Paul Rudd: Married A Publicist
Paul Rudd was once engaged to Phoebe Buffay (well, that was in the script of Friends). Now a superhero actor, Paul Rudd is the much-loved macho guy with a huge female fanbase. After five years of dating, Paul married his publicist wife, Julie Yaeger, in 2003.
Nope, Ant Man didn't end up with The Wasp. Paul Rudd is married to a former publicist. He even cracks awesome jokes about it.
"I don't think I'm going to sell a lot of tabloids," Paul joked to Elle about his marriage. "My wife and I have been together for 16 years." Talk about #Goals.
8 Brad Pitt: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie — You Get The Picture
Brad Pitt's dating resume is almost as impressive as his acting portfolio. While a seemingly bitter custody battle with Angelina Jolie is making us feel for Brad right now, this guy finds himself on the "diva" side of the list. Why? It's all there in black and white.
Brad's most famous ladies include Jennifer Aniston (not exactly a diva, but definitely an A-lister), Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Back in the day, Brad dated singer Sinitta (who also dated Simon Cowell). In the late '80s, Brad was dating Christina Applegate. Geena Davis and Thandie Newton are also on the list. Brad did brave the normie dating recently, if those stories about an MIT professor are to be believed.
7 Scott Disick: Kardashians, Models, That Bella Thorne Relationship You Forgot About
Scott Disick is a massive diva himself. The guy gets around on private jets, wears Gucci shirts, drives sports cars and he's got those Kardashian connections. Scott hasn't been with Kourtney Kardashian since 2015, but they are co-parenting three kids. Scott's current lady is Sofia Richie.
"How old is she? Kylie's age? 20?" Kris Jenner probed Scott a ton about Sofia Richie. Scott mumbled, "19."
Scott seems to be in his first serious relationship since Kourt. Still, this guy has dated his fair share of diva-esque models. They include Chloe Bartoli, Lindsay Vrckovnik, Emma Blanchard, a zillion other Instagram models, plus Bella Thorne.
6 Ellen Pompeo: Met Her Husband In A Grocery Store, "We Were Sort Of Meant To Be"
Ellen Pompeo moves in the kinds of circles where she can actually have McDreamy on speed-dial. The Grey's Anatomy actress didn't wind up with a Hollywood hunk, though. In 2003, Ellen met her now-husband, music producer Chris Ivery, in a grocery store.
Weirdly, while these two met in LA, they actually grew up just 10 miles apart in Boston, according to Female First. They hit a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden after tying the knot at City Hall in 2007, NY Mag reports. They now have three kids.
"We were sort of meant to be," Ellen has said about her husband, as Country Living reports. "We were six degrees our whole lives."
5 Christian Bale: Married An Assistant, Says "I Owe Everything To Her"
Christian Bale is used to giving stuff up to get the real deal. He lost 120lbs on a diet of apples and coffee for his role in The Machinist (then bulked up like a boss for Batman Begins). The man behind the roles? He's married to Sibi Blazic, a total unknown.
Sibi was once Winona Ryder's assistant, who was a friend of Bale's.
"She's had to be married to so many different characters over our marriage,"
Christian joked, according to Pop Sugar. But he did add, "I owe everything to her." Sibi is a former model, but she's not your Bella or Gigi Hadid. Together, this couple has a daughter, Emmeline.
4 Justin Bieber: Selena Gomez, Sofia Richie, But Hailey Baldwin Is His Wifey
At 24 years old, Justin Bieber isn't the floppy-haired teen sensation that he once was. The Biebs is an international superstar with backstage demands as diva-like as his ladies. In 2018, Justin married Hailey Baldwin (and she's even changed her IG handle to reflect this).
Justin Bieber might go yoga-mat spiritual with his organic turkey, but his ladies are #DivaOnly. He did meet his first girlfriend at church, though.
Justin's previous ladies include Selena Gomez (in the biggest "on-off" ever), Barbara Palvin, Chanel Jeffries, plus a probable romance with Adriana Lima.
3 Ryan Reynolds: ScarJo, Sandra Bullock, Alanis Morissette (Picks Blake Lively For The Ring)
Ryan Reynolds is currently acing all the #Goals at once with his beautiful wife, Blake Lively (and their two beautiful kids). Remember though, this actor's dating history doesn't seem to include many normies.
In 2011, Ryan dated Sandra Bullock. A few years earlier, in 2008, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson (they parted ways after nearly three years of marriage). Free-spirited as she may be, Alanis Morissette is hardly a normie face. These two dated for four years.
Ryan's other ladies include She's All That star Rachel Leigh Cook, 3rd Rock star Kristen Johnson, Sabrina The Teenage Witch's Melissa Joan Hart, plus Charlize Theron. That's a heavy portfolio, indeed.
2 Jon Bon Jovi: Married His High School Sweetheart In 1989, "She's The Glue"
Jon Bon Jovi is one of those timeless stars. "It's my life" are Bon Jovi lyrics, and you've got to hand it to him– the guy puts his money where his mouth is. In 1989, Bon Jovi eloped with his high-school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, and they got married in Las Vegas.
It's now 29 years and four kids later, and this couple is solid as they come. "She's the glue," Bon Jovi said, as People reports. "I'm the crazy visionary with all kinds of things flying, and the seams are all splitting."
Holding those seams together is a total normie. "She's the one following me with the glue and the thread and needle, keeping it all together," he added.
1 Vince Vaugh: Married A Real Estate Agent, Had Kids, & Has Family Days
Vince Vaughn has starred alongside some of the most famous actresses around. In The Break-Up, his co-star was Jennifer Aniston (whom he did date). When it comes to settling down though, Vince doesn't go to the A list. Vince married his realtor wife, Kyla Weber, in 2010. Two kids, park outings and beautiful quotes are the result. The Sun reports that Vince said,
"I think as a father, the best thing you can do for the kid is to love the mum. Even as a parent I believe that loving the mother is the most important thing."
Here is Vince with his family. He literally couldn't look more like a regular guy.
Sources: Vanity Fair, Pop Sugar, Hello Giggles, In Style, Hello magazine, People, Bustle