Celebrity Couples are just like average couples when it comes to meeting and finding their significant other. They can meet his or her future spouse either by working together on a TV Show, Movie, meeting at an audition, events, award shows, and parties, to name a couple of ways.
One of the most endearing ways certain celebrity couples have found love is after being set up by mutual friends! The friend(s) playing the role of matchmaker(s) are can be either a fellow celebrity or a friend who isn’t famous. Some of these said pairings have produced some of the most romantic love stories and famous celebrity couples in all of Hollywood!
With that being said, here are 10 Celebrity Couples Who Found Love After Being Set Up By Friends:
1. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry:
Before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Suits Star Meghan Markle met Prince Harry, who is sixth-in-line for the British Throne, on a blind date set up by a mutual friend of theirs. The couple hit off and formed a relationship in June 2016. After getting engaged in November 2017, the couple wed on May 19th, 2018. Before and after their wedding, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are currently one of the most followed and discussed celebrity couples in the entire world! Their marriage is really strong especially after the birth of their son Archie this past May.
2. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas:
The Game of Thrones Star and the singer recently tied the knot on May 1st, 2019 (famously right after the Billboard Music Awards ended). The person responsible for setting up one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity couples? Oscar-nominated Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld, who is close friends with Turner. Steinfeld collaborated with Jonas on The DNCE hit “Rock Bottom” and a short time after the single was released, Turner texted Steinfeld and asked her to “Tell [me] everything about Joe” and for his phone number. Like any good friend would, Steinfeld gave Joe’s number to Sophia and the rest is history for the newlyweds!!
3. Joe Manganiello and Sophia Vergara:
On an interview (see video below) on The James Corden Show, Modern Family Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson spilled how he played matchmaker between his co-star Vergara and her now-husband Actor Joe Manganiello. The three actors happened to be the same party together and Ferguson, who knew Manganiello through doing benefits together, introduced the two to each other.
Sometime after their first meeting, Vergara had broken up with her ex-fiancee Nick Loeb. Manganiello (who apparently had been infatuated with Vergara before their initial meeting) reached out to her co-star Ferguson to ask for her phone number, which he did. Sparks flew fast between the two as Manganiello and Vergara got engaged on Christmas Day 2014, which was six months after they began dating. The two wed on November 21th, 2015 and are one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity couples.
4. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski:
On an appearance (see video below) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011, The Office star revealed that he and Blunt met after being set up on a blind date by Anne Hathaway, Blunt’s co-star from The Devil Wears Prada. Shortly after the blind date, the actors began a relationship in November 2008 and got married on July 10th, 2010 in Lake Como, Italy. They have two daughters together. In the same interview, Krasinski revealed that when he first met Blunt, it was love at first sight for him.
The pair is one of the most beloved Celebrity Couples in Hollywood. However, this isn’t the last time you will see Blunt on this list though!
5. Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt:
Emily Blunt makes this list again but this time as the matchmaker! Emily set up Stanley Tucci, her The Devil Wears Prada co-star on a blind date her sister Felicity after the two met at Emily’s wedding to Actor John Krasinski in the summer of 2010. Sometime after the blind date, Felicity and Stanley started seeing each other and got married in 2012 in two ceremonies: a civil ceremony in the summer and a formal ceremony several weeks later.
The latter ceremony was attended by many celebrities including Felicity’s sister Emily (who served as a bridesmaid), Krasinski, Meryl Streep (who also starred in The Devil Wears Prada with Emily and Stanley), Collin Firth, and Julianne Moore. Stanley and Felicity have two children together (a boy and a girl). In addition, Felicity is also a step-mother to Stanley’s three children from his marriage to his late first wife Kathryn.
6. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen:
After being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, the New England Patriots Quarterback (a six-time Super Bowl Champion) and the supermodel began a relationship in December 2006 and became of the world’s hottest celebrity couples. The identity of the friend who is responsible for getting Brady and Bundchen together has not been revealed.
The couple were together for 3 years before they got married on February 26th, 2009. They have a son and a daughter together. In addition, Bundchen is a step-mother to Brady’s son Jack from his previous relationship with Actress Bridget Moynahan.
7. Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara:
Actress Chloe Grace Mortez is friends with Meghan Trainor and when the singer asked her pal if she knew anyone she could date, Mortez brought up her friend Spy Kids Star Daryl Sabara. After Mortez described Sabora as “The nicest guy in the world,” Trainor agreed to meet with him. The best part is that Trainor found her true love in Sabara as the pair soon began dating in July 26th and got married on December 22nd, 2018.
8. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden:
For celebrity couples who found love after being set up by friends, Nicole Richie gets all the credit for the coupling of Actress Cameron Diaz and Good Charlotte Leading Guitarist Benji Madden. Richie, who is married to Madden’s twin brother Joel (the lead vocalist for Good Charlotte), introduced her brother-in-law to Diaz and sometime after their initial meeting, Diaz and Madden starting seeing each other in May 2014 and ultimately wed at the start of 2015. Diaz and Madden are one of many private celebrity couples.
9. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman:
Oscar-winning Actress Anne Hathaway began dating her now-husband Adam Shulman shortly after they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend (whose identity has yet to be revealed) at The Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2008. Hathaway stated that after her initial meeting with Shulman, she knew she found the love of her life as their chemistry was undeniable.
The two got married on September 26th, 2012 and welcomed their first child, Jonathan, in 2016. In July 2019, Hathaway revealed on social media that she and Shulman were expecting their second child (the gender hasn’t been revealed publically yet).
10. Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid:
The Friends Star and the band member of Snow Patrol began seeing other in late 2013 after being introduced to each other by mutual friend Ed Sheeran! Although Cox and McDaid initially got engaged in June 2014, only to break up in December 2015, the pair reunited a couple of months later! However, Cox has recently announced, that she and McDaid called off their engagement again, but are still together as a couple.