Celebrity couples might lead a different journey while being in love with all the paparazzi and glamorous schedules. However, how they meet isn’t really different from the life of a common man. Bonding at a party or just while working together, there are a plethora of ways in which love paves its way through the hearts of two people. However, here is the most interesting of them all, especially in the context of celebrity couples- dating after being set up by friends. Doesn’t that sound interesting?
The couples on this list are the ones that everyone adores and envy. But little did we know that their dating life actually kick-started after being set up by friends. To add to the excitement- most of these friends also happened to be well-known celebrities. Already feeling like you’ve been missing out on a lot? Not anymore.
Some of the couples on this list realized that it was love at first sight. Others required some time to realize that love is right before their eyes. In any case, it simply says- hello, it could happen to you too.
So without any further ado, here is the list of 10 much-adored celebrity couples who started dating after being set up by their friends.
10 Celebrity Couples Who Started Dating After Their Friends Set Them Up
1. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Suits star Meghan Markle met Prince Harry, who is 6th in-line for the British Throne, on an arranged meeting set up by their mutual acquaintance. The couple hit off and stepped into a relationship in June 2016.
After the first meet in London, the couple fell in love so quickly as if the love story was written in the stars. Just within two weeks of dating, Meghan Markel and Prince Harry went on a holiday together to Botswana, and soon enough, the adorable lovebirds were snapped by paparazzi holding hands in 2017.
It was in November 2017, when Prince Harry went down on his knees to propose to Meghan Markel for marriage in Kensington Palace. The ring with which the Duke of Sussex proposed Meghan was made up of two diamonds- one, that belonged to her late mother, Diana, and the second that was from their first vacation in Botswana.
The two tied knots in Windsor in May, 2018.
Straight from fairytale, isn’t it?
2. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
On an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011, The Office star John Krasinski uncovered that he and Blunt started dating after being set together on an arranged meet-up by Anne Hathaway, Blunt’s co-star from The Devil Wears Prada. Not long after the arranged meeting, the two celebrities started dating in November 2008 and turned into a married couple in July 2010, in Lake Como, Italy. The adorable two are now four with two little daughters. In a similar meeting, Krasinski revealed that it was a mysterious adoration when he initially met Blunt.
The pair is quite possibly the most cherished celebrity couples in Hollywood. In any case, this isn’t the last time you will see Blunt on this rundown!
3. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
Artists Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello initially met in 2014, and since then, the two young heartthrobs built a comforting bonhomie with one another. Later, Mendes and Cabello teamed up on two hit tunes, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Senorita.” But the pair didn’t formally turn into a couple until 2019.
“During ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,’ I truly reinforced with him as more than a companion,” Cabello revealed to Rolling Stone, reviewing her 2015 cooperation with Mendes. “I figure he did as well, yet we were both truly youthful, and he was encountering the pressing factors of his vocation.“
4. Prince William and Kate Middleton
Sovereign William and Kate Middleton were companions for longer than a year before they turned into a couple. They met when they were going to school together at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The pair dated for quite a long time previously and momentarily separated in 2007. However, soon in 2010, the two were again lovestruck with one another, this time with an intention to make it permanent.
Middleton and Prince William wedded in April of 2011 and now have three kids.
5. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
After snapping together in public in August 2016, Khloe Kardashian revealed that she and Tristan Thompson meet through a mutual friend who brought the latter to a group dinner. Soon the couple hit off and the rest is history.
Later in October 2016, the two confirmed their relationship with a post on social media. Things escalated quickly and Khloe stamped her love for the Canadian basketball player by writing a blog about their love story in 2017. Soon in April, Kardashian accepted during an interview that the couple was actually thinking of beginning a family together.
The things took absolutely lovable turn when the two announced that they were expecting in August 2017. However, the relationship soon hit a rough patch when multiple reports of Thompson cheating on Khloe came into the media. The couple kept working on the bond however, they reportedly broke up in February 2019.
However, the breakup was short lived and the two soon got back together in August 2020.
6. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Thanks to the mutual friend of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen who arranged the blind date for the two and birthed one of the hottest celebrity couples that we know. The New England Patriots Quarterback (a six-time Super Bowl Champion) and the supermodel started dating in December 2006- another celebrity couple who found love in the most unexpected way. The couple was together for a very long time before they got hitched on February 26th, 2009. The duo is now blessed with two children.
7. Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt Tucci
After Anne Hathaway played cupid for the iconic John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Emily Blunt took the baton forward by finding a lasting-love for her Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci. Blunt introduced Stanley to her sister Felicity Blunt on an occassion but the real spark flew at the John and Emily’s wedding when the two bonded really well.
And just like that, they fell in love.
So much that the couple married in 2012.
8. Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid
Another adorable celebrity couple began dating after being introduced by a mutual friend and just couldn’t be ever again. Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid were actually introduced by the heartthrob music artist Ed Sheeran. McDaid was Sheeran’s housemate and the couple has been engaged since 2014.
The two aren’t married however, rumor has it that two might be tying knots soon and Jennifer Aniston might be the maid of honor.
9. Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara
If their genes weren’t a blessing enough, Joe and Sofia found a love like a fairytale in one another. The couple was introduced to one another by Sofia Vergara’s Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler at a party. Not just this, Tyler even gave Vargera’s number to Manganiello to escalate things between the two.
And rest is history! The couple has been married since 2015 now.
10. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Another hotshot duo who were first introduced and then took it to make it eternal. The dialect coach of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky is to be credited for the beautiful relationship that unfolded ahead. The coach knew that the two are tailor-made for each other and thus introduced the Aussie actors.
“It was like a blind date,” Pataky told on El Hormiguero. “We had never seen each other before. It was our dialect coach, the person who helped us both with the accent. So, this lady started to talk to each other about each other. Finally, she insisted so much that I thought, Okay, let’s meet.”