It should be pointed out that celebrities manage to somehow upstage us normal folks in the romantic department. Sure, we think it’s insanely romantic to send or receive flowers and candy, but when we look at how some A-list celebrities perform THEIR romantic overtures, we suddenly feel… well… inadequate.
Sure, we like to claim that the basic art of love has completely shattered in this day and age where extreme dating seems like a sport, but at least we can take solace in the fact that there are super rich celebrities out there who are slaying the art of amour dead. Cash flow, of course, makes it extremely easy for the residents of Tinsel Town to go all out when it comes to their significant other. And we’re not talking just flowers and sweets. We’re talking presents like cars, houses, and over-the-top dates. You know, presents that are way out of our limited price range.
While couples like Kim and Kanye or Beyonce and Jay-Z seem to be living on an entirely different plane of existence during Valentine’s Day, we normal folk do enjoy actually witnessing their extreme romantic gestures, so we decided to rank the really BIG ones. Here are the top 15 most outrageous celeb romantic gestures to date.
17 Seal Proposed To Heidi Klum In An Actual Igloo
Well, as far as extremely romantic stories go, this one stands pretty high up there. We all knew that the musician Seal was a romantic guy just simply based on his song lyrics (“Kiss From a Rose” is still romantic as all heck, in my opinion), but we didn’t really know just HOW romantic he actually was in real life until his former wife, model Heidi Klum, revealed how he proposed to her in Marie Claire – by taking her in a helicopter in the Canadian Rockies and proposing to her in an igloo he had built. There apparently was a bed, rose petals, and candles. “There was food and champagne, and then the helicopter left,” the model said. “It was a little scary too because you’re so cut off from the world.” Regardless, she said she was ecstatic.
16 Khloe Buying Lamar Odom A Rolls-Royce To Celebrate Him Winning His 2010 NBA Championship
Man does the Kardashian family love either gifting or getting cars from their partners. This appears to have been the case with Khloe Kardashian and her then-husband Lamar Odom. As we all know now, their love story turned tragic when after they parted ways. Odom, as we all know now, recovered and Khloe is getting ready to have her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson. But back in 2010 when Lamar won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, Khloe celebrated his victory by buying him a classic Rolls-Royce. Now THAT’S a romantic gesture. But, again, I wonder who received the car after the marriage fell through the cracks? My guess is that Lamar kept it as a keepsake to remember Khloe by.
15 Russell Brand Married Katy Perry On A Tiger Reserve In India
I’m pretty sure that the only people who remember that Russell Brand and Katy Perry were ever married are Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Since they parted ways, they’ve seemed to be doing pretty well for themselves (well, at least Katy is), but back when they were together, their courtship seemed like a pretty odd one because they made an odd pair. But they were heavily in love, despite Brand’s eccentric ways. However, his eccentric lifestyle seemed to pay off when the due was married in India on an actual tiger reserve with all sorts of animals including 21 camels, horses, and even elephants. Sure, it might have made the guests all nervous, but I’m sure the wedding photos were something to marvel at and admire.
14 Tyga Bought Kylie Jenner A Ferrari On Her 18th Birthday
This one was slightly… well… odd in our eyes, but nevertheless a romantic and over-the-top overture. When the 24-year old rapper Tyga started reportedly dating the then 16-year-old Kylie, a lot of eyebrows were raised. Though not by her own family, who had apparently very much approved of the union. Of course, the couple didn’t outright SAY they were a couple, they just claimed to be friends while making kissy faces at each other. But when Kylie turned 18, they finally came out and said that they were officially a couple. Tyga celebrated his girlfriend into adulthood by buying her a Ferrari for her 18th. She was clearly shocked and thrilled when he presented it to her. But now that their relationship is over, we have to ask if she actually kept the car or returned it to him?
13 Pink Proposed To Motorcross Champion Carey Hart While He Was In The Middle Of A Competition
Musician Pink has never been one to do anything conventionally. Not raising her daughter, not life, and apparently not marriage proposals either. Four years after she had begun dating motocross champion Carey Hart, she decided to take matters into her own hands and propose marriage to him. Pink was actually assisting on the track during his competition (the Pro 250 class finals) and as Hart entered his third lap on the track, Pink held up a pit board with the words “Will You Marry Me?” written on them. Even then, Hart continued the race and when he lapped back around, Pink added a “SERIOUS!” on the board. He finally stopped, hopped off his bike, and said “yes”. Women power all the way around, ladies. Sometimes you just gotta take fate into your own hands like Pink did.
12 Jay-Z Surprised Beyonce With 10,000 Roses Right Before Her Super Bowl 50 Performance
We all know them as one of the most elite super couples in the business (and, well, the world), but what we didn’t know was exactly how romantic both Jay-Z and Beyonce really are. They’ve had their tough moments that have been played out in front of the entire world (just listen to Beyonce’s Lemonade and you’ll understand what I mean), but the couple is still going strong after all these years. And now we know why: Jay-Z happens to be one of the best gift givers ever. He once spent $1 million on jewels for her when she turned 24 and then he bought her a 1959 Rolls-Royce for her 25th birthday. But our favorite gift? When he surprised her with 10,000 roses right before her Super Bowl halftime performance. We sorta hope she had enough table space to fit all those flowers.
11 Justin Bieber Rented Out All Of The Staples Center To Take Selena Gomez On A Movie Date
Like most young couples these days, singer Justin Bieber and singer/actress Selena Gomez are constantly on-again, off-again, and then back on again. After they broke up, they stopped following each other on social media, but would sometimes check in with each other in order to write snarky comments in each other’s timelines. It was only a matter of time before they were back on again. But back in Part One of their relationship, Bieber actually rented out the entirety of Los Angeles basketball/entertainment venue, the Staples Center, in order to take Gomez out on a movie date. Yep, the entire venue to watch, apparently, the movie Titanic. That must have been a massive spectacle to see on a screen THAT large. The Biebs really knows how to impress, I’ll admit.
10 Johnny Depp Bought Vanessa Paradis An Entire Vineyard In France
Actor Johnny Depp hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to women these days. Allegations of violence came swirling at him via Amber Heard, his former wife, as he fought back against the allegations with his own lawyers. But before that, Depp seemed to have a pretty laid-back, normal love life that was filled with expensive "trinkets". After he had a public break up with supermodel Kate Moss in the late 1990’s, he started dating French actress/singer Vanessa Paradis, who gave him two children. And in return, he decided to buy her an entire vineyard in France worth millions of dollars. Yes, while most couples tend to holiday and go wine-tasting at vineyards, Depp proved his love to the mother of his children by actually buying one for her.
9 Brad Pitt Once Bought Jennifer Aniston A $5.7 Million Yacht
Once upon a time, American’s Sweetheart and favorite Friend, Jennifer Aniston, was married to one of the hottest actors ever to grace the screen, Brad Pitt. But then, Pitt was cast in a little film called Mr. & Mrs. Smith and something occurred. He and co-star Angelina Jolie ended up falling head over heels in love with each other, which lead to the divorce of Aniston and Pitt. Back then, you were either on #TeamJennifer or #TeamAngelina – there was never an in between. But before all that went down, Pitt truly did love Jennifer, so much so that he ended up buying her a $5.7 million dollar yacht to prove his love (yeah, like anyone of us normal folk can show our love that way). The gesture was lovely, but ultimately, it just turned into a symbol of their failed marriage.
8 Joe Manganiello Wrote Sofia Vergara An Entire Book For Their First Year Anniversary
They are one of the steamiest couples on the face of the planet. Yes, I’m speaking of actor Joe Manganiello and actress Sofia Vergara, who has been married for a little bit now. And yes, he seems to have given her the best anniversary gift ever in existence. Apparently, he wrote a 40-page book and gave it to her as a gift. “I wrote her a book as a gift for our first anniversary,” he told Cosmopolitan UK. “It was about how we met, as well as our courting, and was about 40-pages long. I love my wife a lot.” Vergara also wrote Manganiello a sweet little note on social media to celebrate their anniversary. “Happy First Anniversary to the love of my life. Nothing compares to you. Te Amo. #thebreakerspalmbeach I will never forget that face.”
7 Robin Thicke Dedicated (And Wrote) An Entire Album To Win Back Paula Patton
Some would say they had a fairytale romance: Singer/music producer Robin Thicke met actress Paula Patton when he was only 14-years old back in 1991, but he didn’t start dating her until he turned 16. They married after being together for almost 14 years in 2005. One second they were madly in love and all over the radar, the next, he was denying infidelity rumors that were swirling around. After they had separated in 2014, Thicke dedicated the song “Lost Without U” to Patton in concert a few days after the separation. He said to the crowd that he was “trying to get my girl back.” After months apart, Robin released his seventh studio album titled Paula. “The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you’re trying to figure it out in your head,” he said. They ended up divorcing, however.
6 Ryan Reynolds Sang "I Swear" In Order To Get Out Of Being Arrested For Doing An Illegal Romantic Gesture For Blake Lively
This has to be the most adorable, and very Ryan Reynolds-like thing to ever happen. Reynolds was nearly arrested for wife Blake Lively when he attempted to smuggle a pie over the border. Ryan spoke about it on The Graham Norton Show: “My wife is a foodie. She loves these apple pies that they make at this place in Vancouver where I grew up, so we grabbed a bunch of them and we were driving back down to the States. We were crossing the border – you’re not allowed to cross the border with vegetables. It’s illegal,” he said. After the border officer figured out about the pies, he made him sing “I Swear” by All-4-One in order for him to cross with the pies. “I sang that thing in the best falsetto I had, and I was on my way through the border, eating pie by the next stop.”
5 Angelina Jolie And Billy Bob Thornton Kept Each Other Around Their Necks (Quite Literally)
Long before Brad Pitt came into the picture, Angelina Jolie was a little wild child, doing everything that was outside the lines. Back then, Jolie was in a May-December romance with actor Billy Bob Thornton and she was apparently vividly in love with him. They ended up getting married and would express their love to each other in very odd fashions, one of which included each wearing a small vile of each other’s blood around their necks. Angelina had Billy’s and Billy had Angelina. It was very “vampire” of them (even before vampires were made popular thanks to True Blood and the Twilight series). The press caught wind of this and would ask about the necklaces, and they would spill their declarations of love for each other all over again. As we all know, that marriage didn’t last.
4 Ben Affleck Once Bought An Entire Page In Variety To List The Things His Favorite Things About Jennifer Lopez (While She Was Still Married To Another Man)
Anyone remember the highs and lows of the couple named “Bennifer” back in the early 2000’s? And no, we’re not talking about Ben Affleck and ex-wife Jennifer Garner – we’re actually referring to another Jennifer who Ben was completely smitten with: Jennifer Lopez. They met on the set of the movie Gigli (which was a train wreck all on its own) while Lopez was still married to backup dancer Cris Judd. During that time, Affleck, who had become utterly smitten with Lopez, took out an entire page of Variety to just list the things he admired about Lopez, which included her “beauty” and her “true grace”. Shortly afterward, Lopez and Affleck started an extremely high-profile relationship as Lopez ended her marriage with Judd and became engaged to Ben. As we know, the relationship was doomed.
3 Kanye West Rented Out All Of AT&T Park To Propose To Kim Kardashian
For a while, Kim Kardashian had us believing that love was just a figment fabricated for rating purposes after she rushed into her relationship with NBA player Kris Humphries and married him. That specific marriage dissolved like a rubber ball bouncing in acid by the time the honeymoon was over, and unfortunately, the world knew it too (thanks to the magic of reality TV). But then, a fairytale seemed to happen when she and her close friend Kanye West ended up falling in love (again, in front of the entire world). Their courtship resulted in the birth of their first daughter North and then came the proposal of the absolute century. Kanye dropped MILLIONS of dollars to rent out all of AT&T Park in San Francisco in order to get down on one knee and propose to Kim in a dramatic (yet romantic) fashion.
2 Tom Cruise's Entire Declaration Of Love For Katie Holmes On Oprah's Sofa
Of course, some declarations of love and admiration don’t take a lot of money – just a couple cameras, a couch, and an audience of millions. This is the route that actor Tom Cruise took shortly after he started dating actress Katie Holmes back in 2005. The media had already suspected that they were dating earlier that year and they happened to make it public when they made an appearance together in Rome that spring. After that, Cruise actually confirmed their love via The Oprah Winfrey Show, when he famously jumped all over the hostess’ couch, declaring and screaming about his love for the younger actress. Overall, it was rather strange. People were happy for the couple though (same goes with Winfrey, who simply laughed along with Cruise during his display of affection).
1 Joe Dimaggio Had Flowers Delivered To Marilyn Monroe's Gravesite Twice A Week For 20 Years
They happen to be one of the most memorable couples of all time, even though they didn’t last. He, Joe Dimaggio, a world-famous baseball player for the New York Yankees and she, Marilyn Monroe, a world-famous actress and model who ended up eloping in 1954. Apparently, Monroe didn’t even want to meet Dimaggio at first, fearing that he was one of those “stereotypical arrogant athletes”. Their marriage was a rocky one since he didn’t care for her personal habits all too much (he was a strict Roman Catholic boy) and she didn’t care for his mean streak. The marriage only lasted less than a year. Dimaggio was still in love with the actress, however, and cleaned up his act for her. He was devastated by her death in 1962 and had a half-dozen roses delivered to her crypt twice a week for 20 years.