9 Celebrities who married ordinary people
It’s not surprising that celebrities usually date and marry other celebrities, because they will both live in the same world and understand the pressures of constantly being in the public eye. It can’t be easy getting used to having a camera lens pointing at you every time you venture outside your front door. Not all celebrities are married to super stars; some have chosen to look outside the glitz and glamour of the celebrity world for love and they married ordinary people. If you have ever dreamt about being swept off your feet by a megastar, here are 9 celebrities who did marry ordinary people.
1. Matt Damon
If you work in a bar, then keep your eyes open, because you never know when the celebrity of your dreams might walk in and propose to you! That’s what happened to Luciana Bozán, a bar tender form Argentina. Matt Damon had dated Winona Ryder and Minnie Driver, before he met the love of his life while filming. They dated for two years, got married, and now they have two children together.
2. Jeff Bridges
Susan Geston certainly wasn’t star struck when she first met Jeff bridges, while she was working as a maid and a waitress; she turned down the Hollywood superstar’s first offer of a date. She gave in eventually, though, and the couple have now been married for 35 years and have three daughters.
3. Christian Bale
When Sibi Blazic started her job working as a personal assistant for Winona Ryder, she probably had no idea that she would wind up marrying Batman! It seems that Batman actor Christian Bale really did sweep Sibi Blazic of her feet, because shortly after meeting, the pair eloped together to get married.
4. Robert DeNiro
Grace Hightower didn’t even know who Robert DeNiro was when she first met the movie star, while she was working as a hostess in the London restaurant Mr. Chow, her boss had to fill her in on exactly who DeNiro was. There was obviously love in the air that night, though, because the couple have now been married for over twenty years and have two children.
6. Tobey Maguire
No one really knows a lot about the Spider Man star Toby Maguire’s private life, he likes to keep any details of his relationships to himself. What we do know about Spidey, though, is that he has been with his jewellery designer wife, Jennifer Mayer, since 2003. He met her while he was filming the movie ‘Seabiscuit’ and they married a year later.
7. Vince Vaughn
Actor Vince Vaughn dated Jennifer Anniston in 2005, but they split up in 2006 with accusations that he had cheated on the actress. All the publicity that surrounds a high profile celebrity relationship must have been too much for Vaughn, because in 2010, he married an unknown Canadian real estate agent, Kyla Weber, and they now have two children together.
8. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld fell for public relations executive Jessica Nederlander, while she was working at Tommy Hilfiger. The problem was that Jessica had only just got back from her honeymoon with Mr. Nederlander! The newly married Nederlanders were divorced four months later, and Jessica and Seinfeld were married the following year.
9. Eric Bana
Australian born actor, Eric Bana, is another big name movie star who has steered clear of dating other celebs. He won a “Bachelor of the Year” award in 1996, and in 1997, he married a relatively unknown publicist, Rebecca Gleason. It does seem that the celebs who marry outside of the celebrity scene last for longer, because Eric Bana and Rebecca Gleason are still married and now have two children.
10. Nicholas Cage
Nicholas Cage tried the celebrity marriage thing, he has been married to both Lisa Marie Presley and to Patricia Arquette, but he decided to opt for an ordinary girl the third time around. He married Alice Kim, who used to be a waitress in a sushi restaurant and a Korean nightclub in L.A. The couple have a son named Kal-el, which, if you don’t know, is Superman’s real name on his home planet of Krypton.
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