Older successful men with young, sexy wives is such a cliche. It's so common that no one has ever been surprised when Bradley Cooper, Bruce Willis, or George Clooney have showed up to the red carpet with a beautiful, young model or actress on their arm. It's such a common occurrence that there's a name for them: trophy wives. As if there is anything more degrading than a woman being called a trophy! The name itself perpetuates the harmful idea that men can "win" a woman with his own success. What's even worse is that many of these beautiful women who date or marry older male stars are often labeled gold diggers such as Amber Heard, Kim Kardashian, Elin Nordegren, Amber Rose, Miranda Kerr--just to name a few! However, it's very rare that a man is called a gold digger even though that has happened plenty of times in Hollywood. It's almost like we live in a misogynistic society where women are treated unequally to men....
It's time to take a look at some of the most successful, talented, and beautiful celebs of Hollywood with hot husbands (and boyfriends) that will make you swoon and may make you believe in true love again. These hubbies and bfs may not be famous stars but they sure are attractive. And best of all, these are some of the most solid relationships in Hollywood which makes them power couples in their own right.
15 Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerry Washington’s husband Nnamdi Asomugha is a pro-football player and is four years her junior. His parents were both born in Nigeria but he was born in Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles. He played professional football for ten years before he retired in 2013. Not only is he a talented athlete, he also has a charity called the Asomugha Foundation that helps disadvantaged teens in the United State through his program Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and the orphans and widows in Africa through his program Orphans and Widows In Need (OWIN). He also caught the acting bug as well and landed some small roles on Friday Night Lights, The Game, and Leverage. Washington and Asomugha were married in 2013 and they welcomed son Caleb in 2016. It’s safe to say that there’s nothing scandalous about this relationship!
14 Shakira and Gerard Pique
Shakira met her Spanish soccer star husband Gerard Pique at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where she was there to record a music video for the official song for the tournament, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”. Apparently Pique had told her at the tournament that he would win the World Cup so he could see her again at the finals. Turns out that her hips don’t lie and neither does he. His team won and a year later, they were an official item. Though the two are obviously in love, Shakira has told the press that Pique does not like it when she makes music videos with other men which was why she made the video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You” with Rihanna. It appears that Shakira isn’t interested in making sexy music videos with men anyway since she is very much in love with her husband. She said she loves that he is protective of her. Does that mean trouble? Who are we to say? What we can say is that the couple is absolutely gorgeous.
13 America Ferrara and Ryan Piers Williams
This couple is not only extremely attractive and talented but they are also very outdoorsy! America Ferrara has said in interviews that she and her husband Ryan Piers Williams love to be outdoors whether it's biking, hiking, or surfing! As if the two couldn’t get any more adorable, they also trained together for a triathlon to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Williams is an up-and-coming director whose filmography includes X/Y and The Dry Land, both of which star his actress wife. The Golden Globe winner and her handsome hubby met in college when they both attended USC and he cast the star in a student film. They were married in 2011 in a small ceremony with friends and family and even Ferrara’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Blake Lively was there! They recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by vacationing in Hawaii. The two could not be any more perfect.
12 Allison Janney and Philip Joncas
Though the two have been together for some time, when Allison Janney brought her boyfriend Philip Joncas to the Emmy’s in 2015 and the beautiful couple took the internet by storm. What really had everyone shook was the fact that at the time that their relationship went public, he only had 31 Twitter followers! Though he has the good looks to be on the silver screen, Joncas works behind the scenes and even worked as production coordinator for Janney’s film The Way Way Back in 2012. He has been a production manager and production supervisor for various shows like The Food Network and also worked on Nebraska with Alexander Payne and on the pilot of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Though there is a significant age difference between the two (20 years), this seven-time Emmy award winner and production manager are definitely smitten and who can blame them?
11 Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal
Not only does The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies have a room full of Emmys but she also has a total hottie for a husband. Just look at this guy. Tall and handsome with dark hair and green eyes. You may think that he’s an actor but he’s not even close. He’s actually a lawyer! The two met at a birthday party for a mutual friend and when Margulies first met him she assumed he was an actor so she wasn’t interested at all. Super handsome aspiring actors in Hollywood are a dime-a-dozen. But when she found out he wasn’t an actor and that he was actually a lawyer, she knew he was the one. The two have been married since 2007 and they have a son named Kieran who is beyond adorable. The two don’t only look beautiful together on the red carpet but they also look very much in love.
10 Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Talk about a silver fox! Who knew the handsome White Collar star was married to such a hottie? While Bomer kept his personal preference a secret from Hollywood, his marriage to the successful publicist Simon Halls (the two married in 2011) was kept under wraps until he came out publicly in 2012. He officially came out in his acceptance speech at the Desert AIDS Project’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. Halls was Bomer’s publicist before they became a couple. Though the couple is out and proud, they are still very private about their relationship. What we do know is that they have three adorable sons: Kit, Walker, and Henry, and they are one of the most beautiful couples to ever grace the red carpet, and they seem to be very much in love.
9 Winona Ryder and Scott Mackinlay Hahn
She may be strange and unusual but her new relationship certainly isn’t! Winona Ryder has been in the news for her high-profile relationships for decades (Johnny Depp, Christian Slater, Dave Grohl, Matt Damon just to name a few) but she seems to have lost interest in the limelight and is currently enjoying a very private life. Her newest boyfriend is fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn and the two have been together since 2011. For years, Ryder has been dodging the questions regarding her relationship with Hahn, saying that she doesn’t like to talk to the media about her relationships which, honestly, is probably a good idea. Apparently, Hahn is very private as well which is something they both have in common. Another thing they have in common? They both look amazing on the red carpet together.
8 Keira Knightley and James Righton
Keira Knightley’s husband is not only handsome but he is also a musician. James Righton plays the keyboard and sometimes sings for indie rock band Klaxons. You may not have heard of the Klaxons but it’s fair to say they’re pretty big in the UK and they are credited with creating the “new rave” movement. She’s not the only famous British actress to marry a musician; Carey Mulligan is married to Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons! Knightley claims that she has never been able to learn to play the guitar but Righton is musically inclined enough for the both of them. Their daughter Edie, who was born in 2015, is definitely going to be blessed with good looks and a knack for music. Though she dated her Pride and Prejudice costar Rupert Friend for five years, Righton is definitely the Mr. Darcy to her Elizabeth Bennet.
7 Michael Kors and Lance LePere
Though you may be able to identify a Michael Kors watch better than you can identify the man who created it, Kors has been a fixture of the fashion industry for decades. Kors met Lance LePere in Paris in 1990 when he was an intern for the Michael Kors company. He is now the creative director for the label and married to the founder. Talk about a promotion! Also how romantic is it that the two fell in love in Paris? The Project Runway judge married his longtime partner only a few weeks after gay marriage was legalized in New York in 2011. The wedding ceremony was small and private and it took place in Southhampton, New York. Not only do they share love for fashion but they are also fans of the theatre and donated $1.5 million to the Roundabout Theatre in 2016 for its 50th anniversary.
6 Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich
Julianne Moore may have won an Academy Award but she’s also won the heart of sexy director Bart Freundlich. The two have been together for 14 years which is very impressive by Hollywood standards and they have two children, Caleb and Liv. The two met on the set of The Myth of Fingerprints, which Freundlich directed when he was 26 and she was 35. The two have known each other for 22 years, they’ve been parents for 19 years, and he has directed her in three movies. Moore has been very open about her relationship with Freundlich in interviews and has acknowledged that married life has its difficulties but it is ultimately rewarding. It’s good to know that even with a love as strong as theirs, there is still difficult times. Her honesty offers some hope to us mere mortals that maybe true love is real after all.
5 Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
Jessica Chastain’s husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo may be married to Hollywood royalty but he comes from a long line of nobility himself. The Italian hottie is actually a count and his royal roots go back a thousand years in the Italian province of Bergamo. He’s a wealthy heir to a family fortune so he doesn’t exactly need a job but that hasn’t stopped him from being very successful in the fashion industry. He works in the fashion industry and looks like he could be a Calvin Klein model but he’s not a model at all! Before he worked for French fashion brand, Moncler, he was Director of Public Relations at Armani. The Golden Globe winner and the member of one of Italy’s wealthiest families went public as a couple in 2013 and were married in 2016. Chastain has good looks, talent, and a rich Italian hottie for a husband. Some women have all the luck!
4 Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Speaking of gorgeous and talented redheads with handsome husbands, Amy Adams takes the cake. The American Hustle star and her handsome hubby Darren Le Gallo were married in 2015 but they met during an acting class in Los Angeles in 2002--long before she was the big star that she is today. They knew each other for a year before they became friends outside of class. Though Le Gallo’s acting career didn’t take off the way Adams’ did, he still acts occasionally and even got a small role in Trouble With the Curve and The Master, both starring his wife. However, Le Gallo is a successful artist and has his work on displays in galleries all over the country. In addition to starring in two movies, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals last year, she is also a mother. Le Gallo and Adams have a six-year-old daughter named Aviana. We are enchanted by this beautiful family.
3 Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
The Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s husband Justin Mikita may have the good looks of a movie star but he is actually a lawyer. He works for the American Foundation of Equal Rights which helped with the initiative to overturn Prop 8. His work helped to legalize gay marriage in the United States! The two tied the knot in 2013 in New York and they also started a tie company called Tie the Knot together! The company releases seasonal ties and the proceeds go to gay and lesbian rights organizations. The official mission state is: “to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States & beyond, and to look damn good while doing it.” They are both interested in social justice, they’re both very dapper, and they also have a sense of humor! They are living the dream.
2 Domino Kirke and Penn Badgley
When it comes to this couple, the groom may be more recognizable than the bride. That's because Penn Badgley starred on Gossip Girl. However, it turns out that this former teenage heartthrob is also a musician. He released his first song on Soundcloud in 2014 which is the same year that he began dating singer Domino Kirke. Kirke may look familiar to you because her sister Jemima starred on HBO's Girls and Lola Kirke who stars in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. Domino, however, is a musician and also writes her own music and one of her songs was featured in Lena Dunham's movie Tiny Furniture. Domino also became a doula (aka post-birth supporter) in 2009 and owns her own doula business. Kirke and Badgley have kept their relationship low-key and were married in a New York courthouse this year. The two celebrated the marriage with friends and family and a gluten-free, vegan wedding cake.
1 Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Zoe Saldana’s Italian hubby is not a Hollywood type at all but he’s perfect for the laid-back lifestyle of Saldana who generally shies away from the paparazzi. His name is Marco Perego and he and his man-bun captured the Star Trek star’s heart. Perego used to be a professional soccer player until he suffered an injury and then he moved to New York City to become an artist in 2002. He has gained international fame for his work and the best part is that he is totally not pretentious. Saldana has said in interviews that she never wanted to date another actor again (she previously dated Bradley Cooper and Keith Britton) and she has also said that she was looking for a guy who was a renegade but was also in touch with his emotions. It seems that she found exactly what she was looking for!