Does it ever feel to you guys like every celebrity couple on the face of the earth is destined to fail? I KNOW ME TOO AND I HATE IT. I’ve been so disillusioned ever since Amy Poehler and Will Arnett broke up that I can hardly bring myself to get out of bed or grab a bagel in the morning. (Well, part of that is a lie. I never have a problem rustling up enthusiasm and/or appetite for breakfast foods.) It’s just that every time I pin my hopes to a couple really going the distance, I get crushed again, and I’m starting to get tired of it.
So what’s a girl to do? Just be satisfied with couples like Brangelina or Bennifer 2.0 or Will and Jada? Sure, they’ll probably last forever, but I don’t wanna do that! They have enough supporters in the world, they don’t need me half-heartedly on their team. I’d rather throw my support behind a lesser-known couple who’s underrated in the world. And you should too!
So in order to make that process a little easier for you, I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of 11 Underrated Celebrity Couples. Couples who are either super well matched or have been together forever or who shun the spotlight…or all three. Just really the cream of the crop, y’know? I’m gonna tell you who they are, how they met, how longish they’ve been together, and why you should care. Also I’m gonna include their kids’ names, if they have kids, because that is a key factor in one’s awesomeness as a celebrity and as a human. Deal with it.
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1. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
Together since: 1998
Children: Vivian (b. 2007) and Georgette (b. 2010)
These two met doing The Groundlings and have been married since 2005. Buuuuut they were dating for eight years before that…so unless my high school math fails me, they’ve been together for sixteen years. Which is obvious when you see them act together in movies like Bridesmaids (he was the Air Marshal) or watch any interview they’ve ever given about each other. They frequently find a way to work together, and Ben is actually debut-directing Melissa in her next film, Tammy. Can’t wait.
2. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Together since: 2000
I’m a sucker for a couple who will do roles as enemies, so you can imagine how much I enjoyed these two playing opposite each other in Parks And Recreation. (She’s his evil ex-wife, Tammy Two.) They met doing a play together in 2000, were married three years later, in 2003, and haven’t managed to speak non-adorably about each other ever since. They seem fairly inseparable, with Nick even coming along on-tour with Megan’s band Nancy and Beth.
3. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Together since: 2004
Okay no. I hear your brain moving and you are NOT allowed to rule out these two as an underrated celebrity couple. You don’t have to like The Black Eyed Peas to acknowledge that these crazy kids are extremely cute together. Have you seen their joint Halloween costumes? Or their amazing Christmas cards? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Plus, they’re expecting a baby…pretty much any day now, right? A little baby boy with perfect stubble and an eyebrow piercing.
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4. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Together since: 2000
Children: Charlotte Grace (b. 2009) and Rocky James (b. 2012)
Hello from the nineties, who are alive and well in teen movie couple SMG&FPJ. They are the cutest. They could not be cuter. They’ve known each other since meeting while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, which is approximately when I remember reading about them playing pranks on each other on-set, but they didn’t start dating until three years later. I’m obsessed with this couple and I love that they’re still together. Keeping my childhood crushes alive, y’all.
5. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Together since: 2007
Children: Lincoln Bell (b. 2013)
I mean duh. This couple isn’t even underrated, I just thought maybe you could use another reminder that they’re the greatest. They got engaged in 2010 but wanted to wait until everyone had the right to marry to have an actual ceremony. When DOMA was struck down in June of this year, Kristen proposed to Dax via Twitter and my heart grew eight sizes. Need more proof? Read any tweet either of them has ever written about their wee baby daughter, Lincoln.
6. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
Together since: 2006
These two aren’t married or even engaged, which you may not have realized because they cause exactly zero drama ever. They just go quietly along being in love with each other and not getting splashed on any tabloid covers. What’s not to love?
7. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Together since: 2008
I just…can I be a part of this marriage? Not in a creepy way, but can I, please? They seem like they have so much fun together, and they’re so committed, I just love it. It takes a hell of a woman for me to be comfortable relinquishing my crush on The Office‘s Jim Halpert, so give yourself a pat on the back, Emily.
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8. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Together since: 2002
Children: Olive (b. 2007) and Elula Lottie Miriam (b. 2010)
Another relationship that I imagine to be full of hilarity and professional support. These two met at a party in 2002, got engaged in 2004, and didn’t get married for six years, in 2010. Part of that was because they were in no hurry, and part of it was so Isla could spend three years converting to Judaism to receive the approval of Sacha’s parents. Before marrying Sacha, she said of him in an interview, “I would do anything — move into any religion — to be united in marriage with him. We have a future together, and religion comes second to love as far as we are concerned.” I love it.
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9. Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof
Together since: 2000ish
Children: Satyana Marie (b. 2009) and Keeva Jane (b. 2012)
I can’t totally figure out exactly when these two started dating, but they got engaged and married in 2003 after meeting on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Alyson has said that single friends of their’s frequently say that they hope to find a love like they have. I’d be jealous if they weren’t so cute.
10. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Together since: 2005
Children: Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel ‘Sammy’ Kai (b. 2008)
They got engaged in 2009 and it’s been unclear ever since whether they’re actually married. Apparently Liev likes to play pranks on the media and commonly refers to her as his wife, but there’s been no confirmation either way. Which I think is totally great because they clearly value their privacy and that’s the best way to have a lasting relationship!
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11. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Together since: 2010
Another couple who values their privacy to the extreme, these two won’t even speak about each other in interviews. They’ve been friends for a long time but didn’t begin dating until December of 2010, getting married only a few months later, in June 2012. They’re just quietly committed to each other and to their joint families, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
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