Neil L. Anderson said it best, “You don’t know everything, but you know enough!” Like you, there are some days when I feel like I know a lot of information on just about anything. This, unfortunately, just isn’t true. There is always room for us to grow and learn something new.
Neil L. Anderson said it best, “You don’t know everything, but you know enough!” Like you, there are some days when I feel like I know a lot of information on just about anything. This, unfortunately, just isn’t true. There is always room for us to grow and learn something new. Even in our relationships. These five celebrity couples, although still learning themselves, are ones that we should definitely lend an ear to. Now I know what you’re going to say. “We don’t know what they are like behind closed doors.” This is true. We don’t know. However, we can learn a lot from them just from seeing their relationship at the surface level. Simply put, not everyone needs to know your business. What you do decide to share needs to be with purpose and intention. Even if that means airing out your dirty laundry to help someone else along the way.
So, who are these couples? I’m glad you asked. Here are the top five celebrity couples we can all learn something from.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
After ending her engagement to Future, Ciara and Russell met at a University of Wisconsin basketball game in 2015. Russell asked Ciara out on a date, to which she agreed. Unbeknownst to Ciara, Russell already had plans to meet up with his friends that same day, but as he explained in an Instagram Live, “I completely forgot about the 10:30 [p.m.] dinner… Next thing I knew, it was 12:00 [a.m], 12:30 [a.m.], and I was sold on you.” If that’s not love, then I don’t know what is.
A few months into their new relationship, for religious reasons, the couple decided to abstain from sex. This was new for the two of them, but with God’s help, they were able to make it through. The following year, Russell proposed during their vacation in Seychelles, and the two secretly wed in July of 2016 at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. In April of the following year, Sienna Princess Wilson made her debut into the world as the couple’s first child together. Just last year, Ciara and Russell had their second child together, Win Harrison Wilson, making them a family of five.
Not only are the two marriage partners, they are business partners as well. According to Brides, on June 1, 2018, “the new partners partnered with the Portland Diamond Project to help bring a major league baseball team to the Oregon city.” This, of course, would be the first of many business ventures that the two would do together.
In addition to being bound by marriage, Ciara and Russell have become best friends and each other’s biggest cheerleader. This is just one of the reasons that they are loved by their family and fans alike.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
When Blake and Ryan met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, they were both seeing other people; Reynolds married to Scarlett Johansson and Lively dating Penn Badgley. Along comes 2011, in which both started the year off freshly single. This, however, did not bring Blake and Ryan closer, as Blake found herself dating Leonardo DiCaprio by the time summer came around. By fall , DiCaprio was out of the picture, leaving room for sparks to fly between Ryan and Blake during a double date.
When Blake and Ryan finally made their relationship official, in 2011, they were seen vacationing together every chance that they could get. A year later, they secretly wed in South Carolina. Although a wonderful ceremony, “the wedding was held at a former plantation with a history of slavery and the couple later expressed regret and apologized for hosting their nuptials at the venue.”
In December 2014, Blake and Ryan welcomed their first baby girl, James. Ryan told Today that he “didn’t want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, ‘Why did you do that?’” Whether or not that meant Ryan was fully on board with naming their daughter James is unclear, but it definitely doesn’t mean he loves her any less. Since then, the couple has welcomed two more daughters into their family, Inez and Betty Reynolds, completing their family of five.
Although they tend to keep their private life, well, private, their love story is definitely one that we are drawn to. They are extremely genuine and that is definitely something to strive for in a relationship.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Both Gabrielle and Dwyane were hired to host a 2007 Super Bowl party, but they were not interested in being in each other’s space. At the time, Dwyane was married to his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches and Gabrielle had recently gone through a divorce from NFL running back, Chris Howard. Clearly, the couple’s track record with athletes was simply not good.
When the two officially started to date, they were hit with a lawsuit for emotional distress from Siovaugn following her divorce from Dwyane. In a statement to Miami New Times, Gabrielle spoke out about the lawsuit saying, “My life is just too easy to track. So, we were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami. So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth. And then the courts dismissed the case.” Guess you could say that both Gabrielle and Dwyane had the last laugh.
Although the two seemed to be off to a great start amidst the drama, with a mention of marriage on the table for the near future, distance and scheduling led to a temporary breakup. Despite this minor hiccup, Dwyane, with his sons by his side, proposed to Gabrielle in December of 2013 and they married in August of 2014 at the Chateau Artisan in Miami.
Expanding their already blended family seemed impossible after Gabrielle suffered several miscarriages. In her memoir, We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True, Gabrielle reveals that for three years before the couple had their first child, she’s “been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” But the two did not give up, and decided to have a surrogate. In November of 2018, Kaavai James Union Wade graced us with her presence and has brought nothing but joy to their lives.
Last year, the couple hit our TV screens with a commercial for Gatorade Zero where the couple competed to see who could workout better than the other. Despite the commercial, the couple has continued to not only work out physically, but they are working together to be the best for themselves and their children every day.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Mila and Ashton met on the set of That ‘70s Show when they were just teenagers. The two shared their first kiss while in character as Jackie and Michael. As Mila revealed later, this was also her first kiss ever. Even though the kiss would have seemed to build a spark between the two, there were no romantic feelings at the time: it was all professional. Before the show reached its final season, Ashton decided to leave the show, but the two friends kept in touch.
During their time as friends, Ashton married Demi Moore, who he later divorced in 2011. Mila dated Macaulay Culkin, but they also split in 2011. Ashton and Mila’s paths would not reconnect until the 2012 Golden Globes.
Mila revealed to Marc Maron on his podcast that she instantly felt attracted to Ashton at the Golden Globes, without knowing it was him. The night after the show, “Kutcher invited Kunis to a housewarming party in the Hollywood Hills, where they shared their very first off-screen kiss.” That has to be fate.
A few months later, the two decided to move in together. The night before, Mila had suggested that the two stop seeing each other to make it easier for them both, although nothing was wrong. Ashton did not agree with her leaving, but did not express this feeling until the next morning when he invited Mila to stay long term. Surprisingly, she said yes. The two got engaged on February 27th, 2014, but did not marry until July of 2015. During this time, however, Mila gave birth to their first daughter, Wyatt Isabelle. Two years later, their second child entered the world, Dimitri Portwood.
Since starting their family, the two have not once appeared on film together, besides a recent Cheetos commercial in the Super Bowl. Despite this, the two, along with their children, live every day without a care of making a fool of themselves. It’s safe to say that a relationship like theirs is pretty hard to find.
Justin and Hailey Bieber
Unlike every other teenage girl, Hailey didn’t seem to be interested in Justin when they first met in 2009. She didn’t even crack a smile. A few years later, however, Hailey decided to show a smile when the two ran into each other at Justin’s documentary premiere of Never Say Never. There, of course, there were no romantic feelings between the two of them, as Justin was dating Selena Gomez at the time.
When Justin’s relationship with Selena ended, Justin and Hailey were seen on vacation together. Whether they were a couple or not was just speculation and rumor, until Justin posted a photo of him kissing Hailey at midnight on New Year’s of 2016.
Unfortunately, the pair split up sometime between 2016 and 2018, leaving room for Justin to reinstate his feelings for Selena. However, this did not last long. Shortly after, Justin and Hailey found themselves back in each other's arms. Hailey revealed to The Times that the two of them “went through a long period of time when [they] weren’t friends. [They] didn’t speak for quite some time, and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. [They’ve] moved past that.”
Not too long after Hailey made this statement, Justin proposed to Hailey on a trip to the Bahamas. Two months after their engagement, “the pair were spotted at a New York City marriage bureau.” In a statement to the Daily Mail, Justin confirmed that the two had gotten married, but he did not reveal the location that their nuptials took place.
Although the two tried to give us an April Fools joke in 2019 about a pregnancy, the Beibers have a dog-son named Oscar who they love dearly. Now entering into their third year of marriage, the two have hopes of having children in the future However, for right now, they are happy to focus on building their relationship by creating memories one day at a time.
Since the two have been together, Justin has faced challenges within his own personal life, but through it all Hailey has stood by him. For this reason, this couple is considered one of the top five celebrity couples.
Despite their privacy, these are all couples that we can look up to and discover what true love really looks like. No matter what their paths were, they all seemed to find happiness together. If they can do it, so can you! Don’t be afraid of what the future holds, but rather take things day by day. You never know, someday you could be on this list.
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