Sometimes stereotypes or self-doubt stand in the way of happiness. It’s time to stop thinking about height, social status, or age as an obstacle.
We collected 12 famous couples who prove that only love matters.
Those who don’t care about height
Mary-Kate Olsen (1.57 m / 5′ 2“) and Olivier Sarkozy (1.9 m / 6′ 2“). Sarkozy bought her a Manhattan mansion, and they soon got married in a secret wedding.
Daniel Radcliffe (1.65 m / 5′ 5”) and Erin Darke (1.7 m / 5′ 7″). Neither difference in height nor age (Erin is 5 years older) bothers the couple who will marry this year.
Those who don’t care about age
Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp keep their life private, rarely appearing in public together. The difference of 18 years doesn’t bother them.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were born on the same day with a 25-year difference. Michael saw Catherine in The Mask of Zorro and fell in love at first sight.
Those who don’t care about social status
Matt Damon (actor) and Luciana Barroso (bartender). They got married twice: in 2005, without a big ceremony, and in 2013 in St. Lucia.
Haakon (crown prince of Norway) and Mette-Marit (waitress). Mette-Marit already had a son from a man with a criminal record, and she herself did drugs. Only Queen Sonja believed the past should remain in the past and welcomed the union.
Those who don’t care about a passport stamp
Shakira and Gerard Piqué. Shakira and Gerard were also born on the same day but with a 10-year difference. She constantly comes to his games to support him, and he’s her devoted fan.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. “While I was singing and dancing, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” Ryan said in his speech, holding the Oscar for La La Land.
Those who don’t care about a difference in nationality
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego married a month after they started dating. They keep their private life a secret, but we know they have beautiful twins.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. Matthew once noticed a hot Brazilian lady celebrating her birthday. After 5 years, Camila herself proposed to Matthew. They have 3 beautiful children.
Those who follow the dictates of the heart
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. “When we met, I thought Andrew was arrogant, and he thought I was unattainable. And then one night we were chatting, and he suddenly kissed me, and I thought, ’Here we go!’ ”
Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend. It was Christina who asked for Geoffrey’s number when they met, and she was the first to make a declaration of love.