20 Celeb Couples We Had No Idea Were Dating Until They Tied The Knot

The Kardashians let us keep up with them, but when it comes to other A-listers, not all of them are as open about their private lives. This is one reason why there are numerous celebrity couples that we were surprised to find out got married. Another reason is because following celebrities is like riding a rollercoaster; it has its ups and downs, and we sometimes cannot keep up with it ― especially when celebrities go to great lengths to keep their relationship under wraps.

For those of you who are not familiar with many DL celebrity couples, it will prove baffling to discover that the famous relationships below have ended up in marriage. With all the access we have to social media nowadays, it is pretty surprising that we did not know these pairs were an item until they walked down the aisle. Considering that the paparazzi are always all over the dating lives of celebs, we might feel disappointed that we let a few slip through the cracks.

But not anymore. Here are 20 celebrity couples we had no idea had dated and married, until now.

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20 This Actor Was Obsessed With Her Before They Dated

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We all know Andy Samberg as the ruthless comedian from Saturday Night Live, but did you know the funny guy just recently welcomed a child? Many love the comedian because his sense of humour comes off as totally immature ― he often acts like a young boy that just became a teenager.

Well, RL Samberg is quite the opposite and a complete romantic with his wife, musician Joanna Newsom.

According to Bustle, Samberg liked Newsom's music so much that he attended her shows even before they were an item. Major crush alert! Thanks to mutual friends, the two were introduced and started dating, before getting married in 2013.

19 We Find This Couple “Very Nice”

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If there is one character who makes us laugh hysterically, it is the one and only Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. While he stole our hearts comedically, he got the key to the stunning Australian actress Isla Fisher's heart. They met at a party back in 2002, as Hello Magazine reports. The couple tied the knot in 2010 and have been going strong since. They're also parents to three children.

With a husband who is known for undertaking outlandish roles, we truly wonder what it is like living under the same roof as the comedian.

The actress with a stellar career certainly does not mind his constant Borat impressions. In fact, Hello reports that Isla told The Examiner he was the reason why she got into comedy.

18 There Should Have Been A Show Crossover

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We know this throwback is going to make everyone smile. Remember sitting in front of the television and watching both The O.C. and Gossip Girl? Well, did you know that the then-teen heartthrobs we were obsessed with, Adam Brody from The O.C. and Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl, are married?

Leighton recently told Vogue that Brody's her soulmate.

They like to keep their relationship on the DL, but according to Bustle, the two met on the set of The Oranges in 2011. They got married in 2014 and have a child together. We know you just gasped ― we are always fangirling over this duo yet we had no idea that they were together!

17 This Stunning Redhead Is In Love

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Known for her phenomenal acting in Mad Men, the dashing Christina Hendricks is, to our surprise, hitched! Her actor husband Geoffrey Arend, mostly known for his role in Body of Proof, has been her proud and devoted partner since 2009. It has been that long, and we didn't know of this power couple? How did this get by us?

Heavy reports that the couple met through a mutual friend who also starred on Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser, who played Pete Campbell. After meeting, Hendricks and Arend soon took their relationship off set and are happily married.

16 Just In Case You Miss Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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If there is any celebrity couple that has slayed the Hollywood marriage scene, it is Buffy the Vampire Slayer's memorable actors Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof.

We know we just threw it way back, but most people do not know that these two, who were once co-stars on our favorite vampire-slaying show, are an item.

When they were working together in the 90s on set, Denisof was playing hard to get, but Hannigan patiently waited for her fairytale ending. They started dating in 1999. Contact Music reports that Hannigan also took her mother's advice to wait until getting married in 2003. It may have taken a while, but now we finally know who Hannigan's prince charming is. He's also the father to her two kids.

15 Who Is James Bond’s Mysterious Love?

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We all need a little 007 in our lives. Daniel Craig, who is known as James Bond, but also as a ladies’ man, is off the market ― a huge sorry to my fellow single women! We can't have him because his heart belongs to Oscar winner Rachel Weisz. The sad news is that we didn't know Craig was hitched and unavailable. The couple has kept their relationship on the down-low from the start, way back in 2010 when they started dating after filming Dream House together, as reported by Metro. They've recently welcomed their first child.

14 These Two Found Love When They Weren’t Looking

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In case you're looking for love and have not found it, you may be looking in all the wrong places. Ever thought of dating a co-worker? Actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are another powerhouse couple who found love on set, and for them it was when filming the movie Evening. The two started dating in 2006, and dated for three years before tying the knot. As Just Jared reports, Danes told Marie Claire,

 “I was very recently single, and I had never been single before, so we were just friends for a while," the site reports. "[Hugh and I] met in Rhode Island when it was at its most audaciously beautiful, in the fall."

Now we know.

13 Who Did This Fox-y Star Find Love With?

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There was a point when the entire world was obsessed with the dark-haired and blue-eyed sultry Megan Fox; her face was splashed all over magazines and tabloids. Men were totally smitten by her, but Fox got the attention of one special man in particular, actor Brian Austin Green.

While we all had eyes on Fox, she was busy investing her emotions in Green, and we had no idea. E Online reports that the two met in 2004 and started dating soon after. Fox said she knew she was "instantly in love" with Green.

The Transformers star hasn't been in the public eye much lately, and neither has her husband, which is probably why we forgot about this duo. They're also probably too busy raising their three children.

12 This OTH Star Found Her Sweetheart

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Actress and producer Hilarie Burton from One Tree Hill  is married to Grey's Anatomy star Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Surprised? You're not alone! Interestingly, the two started dating in 2009 under fortunate settings. Morgan had recently ended his engagement, while Burton had recently been divorced from her then-husband. PopSugar reports how the pair met thanks to being set up on a blind date. The couple tied the knot in 2014, even though no one really noticed. It's even easier to forget that they're married thanks to how Morgan doesn't wear a wedding ring, PopSugar reports.

11 Sorry Ladies, Aquaman Is Taken


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Women worldwide have all been drooling over the handsome Jason Momoa. Who could wipe the image from their heads of him emerging from the water topless? Not us.

However, you may not know that Momoa has a lucky lady in his life — actress Lisa Bonet who became a star on The Cosby Show back in the '80s.

Yes, we know you're probably all envious of her and find this to be heartbreaking news, especially since it is now a little over a year that the power couple got hitched. Although it took them 12 years to celebrate their big day, Business Insider reports that Bonet was Momoa's childhood crush, and it was an instant connection when they met. Awww.

10 Did You Know Alicia Keys Found Her Soulmate?

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This couple has been going strong for years and are a prime example of what true love really is, but most of us do not even know they're together. Singer Alicia Keys certainly got it all in her talented rapper and hip-hop producer husband Swizz Beatz. The power couple are evidently meant to be together.

They first met when they were 16 years old, but Bustle reports that Alicia didn't like him then. It wasn't love at first sight at all! No one knows when they actually started dating, but we do know that they tied the knot in 2010 and have two children.

9 Age Means Nothing When It Comes To Love

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There are some couples in Hollywood that do not like sharing the intimate details of their private lives because of the judgmental public, and we don't blame them. Some celebs face constant scrutiny because of their love lives, which can be difficult. Actors Amber Tamblyn and David Cross are two A-listers who decided to stay together in the shadows.

With a nineteen-year age gap, not many knew about the duo until they surprisingly got married in 2012.

We don't hear much about them even now, but we do know that they brought a child into the world last year and that they met on an airplane, as Romper reports. It seems that celebrities are sometimes just like us regular folk!

8 Taran Killam Is A Romantic

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This darling duo doesn't step out very often and are known for being notoriously private. Taran Killam, SNL star, is all about his wife actress Cobie Smulders though, even if we do not see them plastered all over the place. If you follow funnyman Killam on Instagram, then you might recall the one time he let the world know exactly how he felt about his dashing wife in a note that he posted. As ET Online reports, the note was to celebrate Smulders' Broadway debut.

"I don't normally like to get very personal on social media but tonight is the opening of this woman's Broadway debut," Killam wrote."This woman [is] the kindest, most selfless, most stunning individual with the most educated heart I've ever encountered."

Serious #relationshipgoals.

7 A Hollywood Power Couple

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These two stellar Hollywood actors have a career history unlike many others in the business. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance have not only built a career empire, but also a love empire, that many are not even aware of.

They wowed the world when they got married in 1997, which was clearly some time ago, but it is now 2018 and people still don't even know that they're still going strong! They are proof that when you keep your personal life on the down-low, not many people know about your personal success.

6 Comedian Couple Gives Us The Giggles

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Comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, who are always bringing smiles to our faces, are the perfect example of a hilariously in love couple. Notable for their work on Will & Grace and Parks and Recreation, the two beloved comedians are a match made in comedy heaven.

Parade reports that they met on the set of a play in 2000, and the attraction was instant. Before getting married in 2003, the duo fooled many, as many members of the public had no idea they were dating. We're sure they keep their love alive by making fun of one another.

5 Who Wouldn’t Want To Date This Star Wars Hunk?

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When Han Solo met Ally McBeal, hardly anyone in the universe realized it was a perfect match. Calista Flockhart and Hollywood giant Harrison Ford met in 2002 at the Golden Globes, and shortly after, they began a silent romance. These two lovebirds began to date quickly, and surprisingly quietly considering how buzz-worthy they were.

The two kept quiet about their relationship until he popped the question in 2009, asking to take their relationship to the next level.

Some still do not know that the Star Wars star is helplessly in love, nor that they have a son together whom McBeal adopted before her relationship with Ford began.

4 Never Put Baby In A Corner!

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We always expected Jennifer Grey to have the "time of her life" with Patrick Swayze. For years, the actress who famously played the role of Baby in Dirty Dancing was always hot news. Everyone was so interested by every detail of her life. When that eventually calmed down, she settled down with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor Clark Gregg.

The couple met through mutual friends in 2000 and married after one year of dating,

Frost Snow reports. They're still going strong now, and we rarely even hear anything about their marriage, unlike so many other Hollywood couples.

3 We Adore This Classic Duo

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The Great Gatsby beauty Carey Mulligan, who is an elegant Hollywood star, and musician Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons have successfully kept their relationship behind closed doors.

We truly dig the fact that these celebrities are able to slip through the cracks without the paparazzi and social media constantly posting about them.

Some people heard of their marriage in 2012, but most of us still had no clue about the adorable down-to-Earth couple. They actually met because they were childhood pen pals, NME reports. How sweet! They reunited in 2011 and it was the start of their romance. Last year, they welcomed their second child.

2 This Duo Hypnotize Us With Their Blue Eyes

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The beautiful and glamorous Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel and her beau Vincent Kartheiser who's starred on Mad Men, are one of those couples in Hollywood we totally forgot about or had simply no idea were an item. The lovebirds met in 2012, when Bledel guest-starred on Mad Men, Bustle reports. They got engaged in 2013, and married in a private ceremony in 2014.  Not much is known about their relationship or wedding. If privacy is what they wanted, then they completely did it right. They are the type of couple that do not have to flaunt their relationship to the public to prove it's real.

1 The Surprise Wedding

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We know that men all over the world felt depressed when they found out model Emily Ratajkowski got hitched to Sebastian Bear-McClard. It is surprising that this stunning woman,who makes men weak in the knees and has millions of followers, was able to keep her relationship and marriage so private, especially since the story is so interesting.

Though the couple were linked for years, as Harper's Bazaar reports, they only dated for a few weeks before their wedding came along earlier this year. Yes, the bride was walking down the aisle just weeks after they officially began dating! And the rest is history. It will be interesting to see what happens with these Instagram lovebirds...

References: Bustle, Hello Magazine, Vogue, Bustle, Heavy, Metro, Just Jared, E Online

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