Some say opposites attract, while others prefer the adage that birds of a feather flock together. Perhaps reality lies somewhere in between. While some famous people have wed ordinary people or even married their fans, others have found love with professional athletes or show business colleagues.
The following celebs made their romantic matches with uber-wealthy partners. Although you likely already know about some of these rich and famous twosomes, you might still be surprised to learn about some of the husbands and wives to make this list.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The former “Deal or No Deal” model and “Suits” star met her Prince Charming through a mutual friend in 2016. They were married in 2018 and had their first child this year. Harry is not only royal but wealthy to boot, with an estimated net worth between $25 and $40 million.
Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
Actress and producer Jessica Chastain dated Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo for five years before they wed in 2017. The heir of an aristocratic Italian family, Passi de Preposulo works in high fashion. Their first daughter was born in 2018.
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook
Cuoco met Cook, a professional equestrian, at a horse show. The pair bonded over horses and Cuoco was impressed because he didn’t fawn over her celebrity status. The “Big Bang Theory” star and the son of billionaire Intuit founder Scott Cook tied the knot in 2018.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis star Serena Williams met tech millionaire Alexis Ohanian when they were both poolside at a hotel in Rome. While he was obviously smitten, she made it clear that she was not interested. However, the Reddit co-founder was persistent and eventually won her over. The couple married in 2017 and have a daughter together.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
The actress met Toth at an event when he stepped in to “rescue” her from the unwanted advances of someone else. The pair were married in 2011 and have a son together. Toth is a talent agent with a net worth in the millions.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Before she became Mrs. Clooney, Amal Alamuddin was a powerful human-rights lawyer who earned millions working in international law. The couple met through friends and although Clooney says he had to pursue her for months before she considered a relationship, the pair married in 2014 and are now the parents of twins.
Eve and Maximillion Cooper
Rapper Eve met British entrepreneur Cooper at his company’s Gumball 3000 rally in 2010. Eve said she knew that Cooper, CEO and founder of the lifestyle brand, was the one when he saw her with her hair in a natural state at the hair salon, which she says was a vulnerable moment for her that he passed with flying colors. The two were married in 2014.
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec
Robert Herjavec is the CEO of global IT security firm Herjavec Group, co-star of “Shark Tank” and a self-made millionaire. Kym Johnson is a professional ballroom dancer and television performer from Australia known for her role on “Dancing with the Stars.” The couple met when Herjavec competed on the reality TV show. Married in 2016, they are parents of twins.
Jane Fonda and Ted Turner
The actress, activist and fitness guru married CNN founder and billionaire Ted Turner in 1991. The marriage was reportedly rocky and the pair split in 2001. However, the former husband and wife remain friends.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
Cindy Crawford embodied the rise of the supermodel. Rande Gerber is a businessman who, alongside his brothers, runs a chain of luxury bars and restaurants. The model met the millionaire at the wedding of a mutual friend but didn’t connect romantically until several years later, following her divorce from Richard Gere.
Amanda Coetzer and Arnon Milchan
The former South African professional tennis player met Milchan when the billionaire filmmaker acquired the rights to broadcast women’s tennis. Coetzer retired from tennis and married Milchan. The couple has two children along with Milchan’s children from two previous marriages.
Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer
Supermodel Elle Macpherson dated hotel heir Jeffrey Soffer for two years before splitting in 2012. When Soffer was in a helicopter crash, the pair reconnected and were married in 2013. However, the relationship was short-lived, as they divorced in 2017.
Ellen Barkin and Ronald Perelman
Actress Ellen Barkin met billionaire Revlon tycoon Ronald Perelman in 1999 at an Oscar’s party. The pair were married in a small ceremony in June of 2000. The marriage lasted just six years, ending in a nasty and very public divorce.
Jesse James and Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria is a former NHRA drag racer who also happens to be a billionaire heiress. She met TV personality Jesse James at a race in Dallas and they hit it off right away. The couple was married in 2013 and have a blended family; she has one daughter from a prior relationship and he has three children from two of his three previous marriages.
Stephanie Seymour and Peter M. Brant
Supermodel Stephanie Seymour and paper magnate Peter Brant were married in 1995. The couple had three children together before filing for divorce in 2009. However, they reconciled in 2010 and are still together.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley married millionaire Arun Nayar in 2007. Their $2.5 million wedding consisted of a ceremony in an English castle and a week of celebrations in India. Although they divorced in 2011, they remain friendly.
Talulah Riley and Elon Musk
Actress Talulah Riley met multimillionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk after he divorced his first wife in 2008. They married in 2010, divorced in 2012 and remarried in 2013. After filing divorce papers and then withdrawing them in 2014, the couple finally called in quits in 2016.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
Singer and actress Janet Jackson became engaged to billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012. They married the same year and their baby was born in 2017. They separated soon after their son’s birth and struggled with divorce and custody proceedings.
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
Jerry Hall is an actress and model perhaps best known for her marriage to Mick Jagger. However, in 2015, she met media mogul Rupert Murdoch and, six months later, they were standing at the altar. Although there’s a quarter of a century between them, those close to the couple say they’re very happy.
Jami Gertz and Antony Ressler
Around the time she appeared in the cult classic “The Lost Boys,” actress Jami Gertz met, fell for and married a guy named Tony. To be fair, he wasn’t all that wealthy at the time, but it was true love. Gertz is still married to Antony Ressler, who is now a billionaire and the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
The actress met the billionaire businessman and philanthropist at a gala in Venice in 2006. They were engaged (and expecting a baby) by 2007. The couple enjoyed not one but two wedding ceremonies: the first in City Hall in Paris on Valentine’s Day and the second a huge wedding in Venice.