Ah, be in love, and be youthful. We all remember our first high school romance or our long-lasting college connection. It is something that we all live with, and bash our heads against the wall for not making the extra step to make it all work out. It is quite unfortunate (or fortunate) that most of us will never have a relationship that has been around since we were still little kids. However, there are people out there who have managed to turn that dream into reality. The dream became a reality for a few celebrities as well, especially when they married their sweetheart from high school or college. Read on to see which renowned couples met as students!
Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley
It can break your heart, to know that Bon Jovi has, indeed, been married for most of his life. If you were ever in love with him, or still are, then we are very sorry that we had to break this news to you.
Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley got married during his 1989 Jersey Syndicate Tour. It was far from a normal tour, though. The soft rocker married his high school friend Dorothea Hurley on a secret tour.
A Majestic Wedding at Graceland
This couple wed at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas and have been together for nearly 30 years. The Graceland Wedding Chapel is the first home of Elvis Presley and a place of renowned worldwide ceremonies.
Together, they have four kids–one girl and three boys. Dorothea disclosed the secret of her successful partnership in an interview with People magazine— she has watched the concerts for the last 27 years with him. “I usually stand on the side (during his concerts) and watch, the songs all sound great, but then you hear them live!”
Tyler Posey & Seana Gorlick
Tyler Posey commented on his relationship with Seana Gorlick by saying: “[I knew] since I was 11, I couldn’t really put it into words when I was that young but I always had this really strong connection to her.”
Both of them have been together from high school. Posey asked for marriage when he was still a child and his dream became a reality in 2013.
Way Too Young To Stay Together
Imagine your life if you got married to the crush of your middle school. How would it have turned out for you? Do you even remember your first crush? How did their lives turn out in comparison to yours? Although Posey and Gorlick together lasted an amazing decade, after one year of engagement, they divided.
A source close to the couple commented: “Tyler sees that his career is at a certain peak. If he were to settle down in his real life, it would turn into slowing things down in his career.”
Bono & Ali Hewson
At the tender age of 12, Bono encountered with his wife Ali Hewson. Both of them met at their high school in Dublin. Hewson’s a businesswoman and activist. She has participated for a long time in anti-nuclear activism, fair trade promotions, and child rights.
Bono said: “We feel the red carpet has kept us close. If things are going around, we say, ‘Let’s do the red carpet, certainly.’ It’s just been a great ride, a magic carpet ride.”
Always There For Him
After more than 30 years of marriage, the renowned Irish pair are still powerful. They have four children together and divide their time between Ireland, France, and the United States.
Bono commented: “And she just repeated what she’s been telling me since we were teenagers, which is, ‘Don’t look down at me but don’t look up at me either. Look across to me. I’m here.'”
Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks locked eyes with the future hubby Max Handelman on her first day at college at the University of Pennsylvania.
The spouse of Banks, Max Handelman’s, is an Oregonian-based sportswriter and producer.
Changing The Religion
While she did not finish technically her conversion to Judaism, Banks said she had the belief of her husband. She said: “[feels] like I’m as Jewish as I’m ever going to be.”
The pair are still happily married over 15 years later. The couple have two children, both via a surrogate.
Snoop Dogg & Shante Taylor
The 22nd anniversary of Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor’s was recently celebrated as a milestone. But it wasn’t always simple to be together. The couple have had ups and downs over the last 20 years.
A long time before Snoop’s fame, Snoop and Shante met at secondary school. Their first baby, Son Cordé, was born on August 21, 1994. But they already experienced some problems before the couple formally settled.
Divorce Was Not a Good Idea
Snoop even submitted an “irreconcilable differences” divorce from Shante on 21 May 2004. But as Shante reflected in an interview, he disclosed that her husband “knew nothing” about what he wanted at the moment.
But that would never occur again, the rapper pledged to himself. He said: “God is good… I understand that I need my wife and my kids in my life. So, I threw the papers away,” he said. “I don’t want to get a divorce. So if you hear about a divorce, it’ll be my wife divorcing me; it won’t be me divorcing her.”
LeBron James & Savannah Brinson
Since high school, they’ve been together, tying the knot in 2013. LeBron James and his wife Savannah Brinson began their romance in college and stagnated through James ‘ NBA career fame.
The couple had the very first date when they shared an easy meal at the Outback Steakhouse. Currently, the NBA champion is worth over 275 million dollars. Cheap dinners are a thing of the past for these two.
Sports Talent and His Girlfriend
Savannah and James studied in Akron, Ohio, where they grew up at rival high schools. The young American football player was an amazing sportsman. She was a cheerleader and a softball player.
They’ve been happily married and had three children over the course of 15 years. Quite often LeBron’s matches are attended by Savannah and the children.
Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Treado
Jeff Daniels won two Emmy Awards, and various nominations for Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Tony. However, perhaps his greatest achievement is his marriage of many years.
Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Treado were sweethearts of their college at their Michigan high school. Since they married in 1979, they have been happy together.
They All Look Alike
Three kids were the result of this relationship. Ben, Lucas, and Nelly.
Do you see the similarity of the family in this adorable picture? Actually, these nice kids are in their 30s already.
LL Cool J & Simone Smith
You can claim that rapper LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith, with 23 years of marriage behind them, are wedding veterans.
LL, James Todd Smith, born in the early 1980s and Simone, was made a couple by their teenager friend.
Staying Together Despite the Sickness
In 1995, the couple married and together they had four kids. Even a nice grandson called King-James. In 2004, a rare form of bone cancer was diagnosed for Simone. LL stopped with his work and helped her on the way to recovery.
After a few difficult years, she struck down cancer and has been an activist in cancer research since then.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
This June was a marriage of 32 years between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall. The Veep star honored the event last year with a throwback titled, “31,000 years ago today, I married my current boyfriend.” and both met in the early 1980s at Northwestern University Hall produced a production of a college theater, and the audition took place at Louis-Dreyfus. The remainder is history.
Sickness Is No Match For This Couple
The couple married in 1987 and stood through hell one by the other. — As in 2018, Julia fought breast cancer and Hall stuck right next to his wife.
The two children they have are Henry, 26 and Charlie, 21.
Rainn Wilson & Holiday Reinhorn
Although Rainn Wilson has the uptight Angela on the screen, in actual life Rainn Wilson marries Holiday Reinhorn.
These baby lovers met in a performing school at Washington University in the mid-’80s. In this photo, Rainn’s haircut is a gift.
Perhaps they are bound by what they share, which is uncommon names derived from nouns?
They waited for their child, Walter, almost 10 years after the wedding.
Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson
This pair is celebrating their 40th birthday! The lovebirds since they were very young were Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson. Jackson credits its real love and mutual affinity for the show biz to the achievement of their marriage.
During their college time, they stumbled upon one another. Morehouse was attended by Samuel L, Jackson and Spelman were attended by LaTanya Richardson.
Through Rehab and Beyond
In 1980, Richardson and Jackson said’ I do’ and welcomed a girl two years later.
The actor, aged 70, paid homage to LaTanya, 69, and his 34-year-old daughter Zoe, when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards. After finding him, one day, he thanked his loved ones for insisting that he would go to rehab.
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
That is a love story most of us know from “the social network” biographical movie.
In a Harvard frat party, back in 2003, the co-founders and CEO of Facebook encountered his future spouse.
The Best Frat Party Ever
Priscilla Chan is a philanthropist and pediatrician. She’s a refugee daughter and has grown up to speak Cantonese fluently. Her colleagues at secondary school called her the “genius of class.”
The successful couple married in their Palo Alto backyard on May 2012 at a surprise marriage ceremony.
Timothy Olyphant & Alexis Knief
Actor Timothy Olyphant encountered with the love of his life, Alexis Knief, when he visited the University of Southern California.
They married at the age of 23-directly outside school, back in 1991! Although many college relationships decline immediately following graduation, the marriage of Olyphant continues powerful until now, almost 30 years after graduation.
Going Strong For Years
They have three kids: Grace Katherine (born 1999), Henry (born 2001) and Vivian (born 2003), who all live in Westwood, Los Angeles.
Olyphant is a low-key actor who hardly ever speaks about his private life or relationship in public. But if their marriage’s longevity indicates anything, things are just fine for both.
Eli Manning & Abby McGrew
Eli Manning is renowned for leading a series of super bowl wins for the New York Giants. But Manning is a husband and dad when he’s not on the field.
Abby McGrew and Manning encountered Ole Miss when she was a newcomer and he was a junior at their high school days.
Great Life Together
McGrew is a philanthropist with a vibrant career in fashion. At the One & Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, the couple exchanged rings back in 2008.
They have three kids. Ava Frances was born in 2011, Lucy Thomas was born in 2013, and Caroline Olivia was born in 2015.
Eminem & Kim Scott
Now here’s a famous man who not once but twice married his sweetie from high school! Eminem and Kim Scott met at secondary school while he was sitting with his shirt on the table rapping the “I’m Bad” of LL Cool J.
When Eminem was 15, Kim and her twin sister moved in when they ran away. Kim and Eminem had a daughter, Hailie, born in 1995. Their ongoing connection started. Two years later, they married. That was back in 1991.
Third Time is The Charm
Eminem promised in an interview with Rolling Stones in 2002, “I would rather have a baby through my p**** than get married again,” But for a short time in January 2006 he and Kim remarried.
The two now have a friendly connection, both Eminem and Kim said. Is the charm the third time?
Sarah Palin & Todd Palin
The colorful Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, married Todd Palin her high school baby.
In 1988 the Republican family walked down the aisle and have five children together: their sons CJ (born 1989), their sons Trig Paxson Van (born 2008), and their daughters Bristol Sheeran Marie (born 1990), Willow Bianca Faye (born 1994), and Piper Indy Grace (born 2001). Names that are interesting!
The couple are also four grandchildren’s proud grandparents. Before their birth, their youngest kid, Trig, had Down’s syndrome diagnosed.
Yet both seem to have a powerful and supportive marriage, despite this challenge and the pressures connected with their political life.
Mariano & Clara Rivera
Whilst the majority of couples here keep their flames going, the following couple met in primary school! Since 1991, Mariano Rivera has been married to Clara, his wife.
They have three children together: Mariano III, Jafet, and Jaziel. All of them were in Panama until the year 2000, before moving to New York’s Westchester County and subsequently to Rye, NY, where they live today.
Putting it All Out on The Field
In February 2019, a second family was allegedly raised by Rivera. A Panamanian female accused him of not supporting his supposed kids. She accused him that she gave birth to a kid (11) and a girl (15) and that he had not paid child support.
The sportsman rejected the claims as unfounded and we still expect to hear what is going to occur in five lawsuits against him in his homeland. Until now, it seems that the pair is unbuttered. Happiness to the Riveras!
Joey Fatone & Kelly Baldwin
Joey Fatone became famous as a member of the NSYNC boyband, but we knew him most lately for his “Dancing with the Stars” involvement.
At a ceremony attended by all his bandmates in 2004, Fatone married his high school sweetheart Kelly Baldwin. They have two daughters, Briahna Joel and Kloey Alexandria.
Though the couple have been married since 2004, they have been in an 10 years and on-and-off relationships before.
Fatone submitted a divorce from his spouse earlier this month and even appeared in a red carpet together with his new girlfriend Izabel Araujo. It seems that for the last four years he’s been dating Araujo. Oh, oh!
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
American singer / songwriter Robin Thicke, when he was at high school, seemed to control the dancing floor of the LA Teen Night Club. He encountered Paula Patton, his future wife in 1993.
The couple followed the narrow aisle twelve years after a high school conference and welcomed a child in 2010. Patton’s a well-known Hitch and Precious actress.
A Harsh Split
But for a long time, the long-term couple was not pleased. The hideous divorce process started in 2014. Thicke was accused of abuse, infidelity and drug abuse by Patton.
They had been together for over 21 years before divorce because of the irreconcilable differences. They were nearly nine years into their marriage.
Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell
Heather Morris just started dating a new partner Taylor Hubbell while he was a college baseball player. She had encountered her husband back in high-school. Morris then relocated to LA and Hubbell contacted her on MySpace.
Back in 2011, she said: “I want to marry him so bad. That’s what I really care about. I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him. I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won’t continue doing it.”
Everything is Yours
Well, it looks like the desires of Morris are realized. She’s got two kids with Hubbell hubby and she kept an acting career.
They decided to get involved after their first kid, Elijah, born in 2013. They connected the knot two years ago in 2015, and the kid Owen was born a year later.
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra
Since MTV’s “16 & pregnant” and “Teen Mom OG,” fans have been on this trip. It’s never simple to be adolescent parents. But they lasted together a notable 14 years, given their intensive conditions. However, they were impressive.
Catelynn and Tyler said that they had to divorce, but they were able to withstand teenage pregnancy, abandon a kid for an abortion, subsequent pregnancies, and the birth of three kids (as of June 2019).
So almost 15 years since we first met them on Teen Mom, the couple, Catelynn and Tyler, remain with each other.
But the couple now appears to be heading for a divorce. Some months ago, they divided momentarily, but Catelynn seems happy with the concept of going forward. She said, “I think it was good for me, looking back at it now, realizing if he ends up wanting to divorce me, I guess, whatever. I’ll be sad but I don’t f—king need you. I can do this on my own.”
Lindsay Arnold and Samuel Cusick
So You Think You Can Dance is Lindsay Arnold’s most famous accomplishment! But the Latin and Ballroom dancer works as a choreographer for dancing with the stars in addition to performing in the spotlight.
On 18 June 2015, in a private ceremony of The Church of the Christ of Jesus of the Later Saints, Arnold married his sweetheart from high school, Samuel Cusick. Among her bridesmaids were fellow dancers with the Stars.
Lindsay brought her enthusiasm to Instagram in front of the wedding, and captioned a nice image with her now-husband labeling it a “Perfect Day.”
Lindsay brought her enthusiasm to Instagram in front of the wedding, and captioned a nice image with her now-husband labeling it a “Perfect Day.”
Lauren Atkins and Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, encountered in the first class! But they were the best friends most of the time. They christened briefly at the age of 15, but Rhett told Taste of Country that the first attempt did not succeed.
They nearly married each other in their late adolescence. But the future dad-in-law of Rhett intervened. “Her dad called me and said, ‘If you don’t come over here tonight and tell Lauren how you feel about her, then I’m going to tell her how you feel about her.”
Meant to be Together
After only 6 months of living and marrying in 2012, the couple got involved at the age of 22. Rhett Akins said: “When I saw them stare at each other the entire 20 minutes they were saying their vows, it’s like these two people are meant to be together.”
The glad pair lately greeted Willa Gray, their first Ugandan daughter. In August 2017, Ada James, her second kid, and first biological baby, entered the family. Meanwhile, Rhett’s fresh album Life Changes is received well by fans all over the world. “Marry Me” is the most effective song based on his wedding and family.
Taylor and Natalie Hanson
When they were in college, pop musician Taylor Hanson met up with his spouse. Although technically, the two of them did not meet at school, they are definitely young sweethearts who stand side by side.
The artist is most famous as part of the Hanson pop-rock group and also the lead vocalist of the Tinted Windows supergroup.
A Huge Family
Hanson is the second of seven kids, so it may not have been such amazement that he chose to construct a great, happy family himself.
A new baby boy named Claude Indiana Emmanuel was lately greeted by Taylor Hanson and wife Natalie. The kid joins daughters Taylor Hanson and Natalie’s sisters Wilhelmina, six, and Penny, thirteen and the children Viggo, ten, River, twelve, and Ezra, sixteen.
Ron & Cheryl Howard
Another renowned pair that met on the college campus. The couple married at the beginning of the twenties, and while both are over 60 years old, the fire is still alive.
Howards said: “I felt really lucky when we met. It’s crazy — we were teenagers, it shouldn’t have worked. We got married young, that shouldn’t have worked either, and yet it really and truly has.”
Four Great Kids
For over forty years, the two shared their lives happily and established a family.
There are four kids that they had together – famous actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard, Jocelyn Carlile and Reed Cross.