Gracing the cover of a high-fashion magazine, walking the runway in New York’s fall fashion week or dawning a pair of Victoria’s Secret angel wings and repping one of the most coveted jobs in the industry, models are known for their beautiful looks and hot bodies. It’s how they make a living and how they make a name for themselves. And one would assume that these gorgeous women would have equally gorgeous men by their side, making people around the globe even more envious of their high-style lives.
Beauty certainly is in the eye-of the beholder, but when it comes to these couples, the men have definitely paired “upwards” in the looks department, at least by society’s standards – as shallow as they may be. Maybe it’s possible that these women are in relationships that are more than just skin deep. What a thought to ponder on! Remember, opposites do attract and that seems to be the case with these 15 top models and their not-so-hot men.
15 Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner
Karlie Kloss, rising in fame daily, is dating tech investor, Joshua Kushner. Kloss was one of the top 30 models of the 2000's, was a Victoria Secret Angel from 2013-2015, and she’s good friends with Taylor Swift - having even made a cameo in the singer’s “Bad Blood” music video in May 2015. She’s a long-legged beauty by anyone’s standards. And she’s been in a relationship with the co-founder of Oscar Insurance since 2012 – who is quite handsome but also not what the vast majority of the public would imagine a supermodel snuggling up to.
14 Christie Brinkley & Billy Joel
This beloved duo was married from 1985 to 1994 and even have a daughter together. Spending 25 years as a CoverGirl and having three consectuvie Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, it’s no surprise of the fame the “Christie Brinkley” smile has received throughout the years. And even though the “Piano Man” singer had a thriving career all his own, some would say that it was odd seeing these two in a relationship – based on appearances alone.
13 Milla Jovovich & Luc Besson
Take a look at Jovovich’s IMDB page and anyone would be impressed. Take a look at her ex, Luc Besson, and be even more impressed that he hooked such a beautiful woman. Besson is a French film director, writer and producer who was 38 while in the relationship. Supermodel turned movie star, Jovovich was only 22 when the pair wed. Seeking thrilled they went skydiving after the ceremony. They were married for two years before separating.
12 Marisa Miller & Griffin Guess
Flying down the catwalk in gorgeous lingerie with angel wings attached, everyone is used to seeing Marisa Miller rock the VS runway. Dubbed “the return of the great American supermodel,” Miller is arguably one of the most beautiful models of the moment, so when she married Griffin Guess, music producer and talent manager, in 2006 she shook a stereotype. And according to E!Online as of June 2015, they have two sons together!
11 Iman & David Bowie
Married to rock musician, David Bowie, since 1992, fashion model, Iman, has one of the most recognizable looks of the industry. They were married in a private ceremony Lausanne, a city in Switzerland. And although she’s been reported saying, “I didn’t want to get into a relationship with somebody like him,” they’ve been married for 23 years and have a daughter together.
10 Cheryl Tiegs & Stan Dragoti
With her pink bikini becoming an iconic image of the 1970’s, Tiegs is known throughout the masses for her all-American looks and toned, swimsuit body. She was married to advertising executive Stan Dragoti from 1970 to 1979. He also claims he was pushed to use drugs because of the affair Tiegs and photographer Peter Beard began. Eventually, his addiction got him in hot water and a West German courtroom in 1979.
9 Shannon De Lima & Marc Athony
Marc Anthony is known for being able to snag some of the world’s most beautiful women. Does Jennifer Lopez ring a bell? Now he’s sunk his teeth into Shannon De Lima, stunning Venezuelan model. According to People, they married in 2014 in an intimate ceremony in the Dominican Republic. And even though the singer is known for his mesmerizing musical talents, his looks – sometimes – don’t match that same, sexy presence.
8 Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger
Jerry Hall may have been a top model in her youth but she’s more famous now for her marriage to Mick Jagger than even that. Jagger, founding member and lead vocalist for The Rolling Stones, is one of the most recognized, influential and popular rock stars in history of the rock’n’roll genre, but he certainly isn’t beloved for his handsomeness, which is why some may have been confused by his marriage to the “Siren” cover-model.
7 Adriana Lima & Marko Jaric
Brazilian beauty, Lima, has been a Victoria’s Secret angel since 2000 and was a Maybelline spokes model six years. She’s been on Forbes top-earning models list since 2012. She married Serbian NBA player, Marko Jaric, in 2008 and after 5 years and two daughters, decided to separate in 2014. After a whirlwind romance and elopement in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it’s surprising that Jaric would every let a beauty like Lima go.
6 Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Before Diaz was an actress she was a fashion model working for the likes of Calvin Klein and Levi’s. And after a 17-day engagement she wed Madden in front of family and friends in January 2015. It’s hard to believe after a series of hot “it” men like Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriqguez that the healthy-living advocate chose to settle down with the scruffy, Good Charlotte member. But a source told People, “Cameron has found her true happiness,” and that’s all that really matters.
5 Stephanie Seymour & Peter M. Brant
Throughout her career Seymour has modeled for a variety of high-fashion magazine and well-known photographers. Arguable, one of the most versatile models of her time, she even posed for many Victoria’s Secret mail-order catalogs when it was still a fresh company. She also has a history of dating married men including John Casablancas whom she began a relationship with at 16-years old when he was married to model, Jeanette Christiansen, and her more recent coupling with billionaire Peter M. Brant, who was married with five children at the start of their relationship. They’ve been married since 1995.
4 Padma Lakshmi & Salman Rushdie
Yes, that’s Padma’s ex-husband. Gifted with a variety of talents, this model and cookbook author married novelist, Salman Rushdie in 2004. The most striking difference between the two are their looks and, unfortunately, just three years after their weddings, the couple filed for divorce. In an article with The Guardian, Padma explained that with all the gossip surrounding their marriage and the parties she attended with him, her husband was more of a hindrance to her career than any help.
3 Elle Macpherson & Gille Bensimon
Elle Macpherson ended up marrying French fashion photographer and former International Creative Direction of Elle magazine, Gille Bensimon. Although their interests were aligned, they divorced in 1989. Having both been in the same industry, their stunning difference in appearance is just another one that shocks the general public. Presently, she’s married to hotel heir and billion, Jeffrey Soffer.
2 Lily Aldridge & Caleb Followill
By no means is Caleb Followill an “ugly” man, in actuality, his musical talents and the fact that he’s the lead singer for smash-hit band, Kings of Leon, raises his heat factor to an infinite level. But he also snagged supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lily Aldridge which was sure to be a surprise to even him … and they met at Coachella. Aldridge went on to say, “he’s the coolest gut I’ve ever met, he’s my best friend.”
1 Pavlina Porizkova & Ric Ocasek
Czech-born model and actress, Pavlina (Paulina) Porizkova, became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. And in 1989 she married Ric Ocasek, lead singer for the band The Cars, and have two children together. The couple may seem like complete opposites at first glance but after 25-years of marriage, they’re happier than they’ve ever been as seen in June 2015 at Ali Wentworth’s book party!