10 Celebrity Couples Who Love Working Together
The entertainment industry is not typically a great place for relationships. Being a celebrity of any kind often means spending a lot of time away from home, long work days and lots of temptation. Despite the high percentage of failed relationships in Hollywood, there are many couples who are able to make it last and most of the time it’s because they realize in order to make it work they need to spend more time together! While it’s not the answer for everyone, sometimes it’s the best way to spend more time with a significant other while maintaining a successful career. Here is a list of 10 couples who love working together!
10. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
They are no doubt the king and queen of country and one of the biggest power couples in the music industry. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been married for over 20 years, so they’re obviously doing something right! Being a musician requires a lot of time on the road and in the studio, so in order to spend more time with each other, they work together. These two do not mind sharing the spotlight at all. They’ve done three co-headlining Soul2Soul tours together and collaborated on numerous singles like “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me,” “It’s Your Love,” “Let’s Make Love,” “Meanwhile Back at Mamas,” and “Speak to a Girl.”
9. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are no strangers to working together since they met at work! Their relationship dates all the way back to the ’90s when they met on the set of All My Children where they played love interests Hayley and Mateo. Since getting married and having children, their careers have taken them down different paths, but they still find ways to work together. Ripa and Consuelos launched their own production company called Milojo in 2007 and often co-host together on her talk show Live with Kelly! (now Live! with Kelly and Ryan). He’s been such a popular and frequent co-host that when the network was looking for a replacement after Michael Strahan left, Consuelos was one that fans wanted to see in the seat next to her! More recently, the two are set to produce a new TV series together called Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech.
8. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann have been married since 1997 and collaborated on numerous projects — mainly with Apatow behind the camera and Mann on-screen. He directed while she starred in the following films: Funny People, This is 40, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and she appeared in his TV show Freaks and Geeks. Mann has said she loves working with her husband not only because they get to spend time together, but it allows her to have some control over the script which is something she wouldn’t have in any other situation. It helps that these two simply work well together. Surprisingly, Apatow told Vanity Fair, “Usually we only have one bad day a movie” — not bad!
7. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
These two have a fairy tale romance which is ironic since they met on the set of Once Upon a Time! Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas have starred alongside each other as husband and wife on the popular series ever since 2011. In an interview with Access Hollywood in early 2017, Dallas gushed about working with his wife. “We’re besties. I think there’s a mutual respect. Certainly, I respect her talent as an actress and to be able to work with that everyday is a dream come true and then to be able to go home with my best friend is also the best!” he said. Goodwin then chimed in with, “I think we probably annoy people because we get along better than other people on sets in general.”
6. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem love to mix their personal and professional lives by working together. The married couple have collaborated on four separate projects. It all started when they met on the set of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2007. Since then they’ve appeared alongside one another in the films The Counselor, Loving Pablo and Everybody Knows.
5. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
Hollywood actors Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are well known for their collaborations together. They’ve worked together on numerous films like The Heat, Bridesmaids, Spy, Identity Thief, The Boss, and upcoming films The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party. They are also working as co-producers on the new TV series, Nobodies. Instead of hurting their marriage, Falcone admits that working together is actually one of the secrets of their success as a married couple. “Movies require travelling and long hours so we were able to spend together. It actually created more time for us to spend together,” he said.
4. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor met on the set of the unaired pilot Heat Vision and Jack in 1999 and got married shortly after in 2000. After getting married and having two children, they continued to work together on films like Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder. These two were the perfect comedic duo and working together was a great chance for them to spend time together as a family while furthering their career. Sadly, after 17 years of marriage, Stiller and Taylor recently announced they are splitting up. Hopefully this doesn’t mean that they plan to stop working together!
3. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
A-list actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of ABC’s Bosom Buddies after Wilson appeared in an episode. They went on to co-star alongside each other in the film Volunteers, but Hanks was married to his college sweetheart at the time. After they got married in 1988, they teamed up for another film Sleepless in Seattle in 1993. Wilson and Hanks co-produced My Big Fat Greek Wedding in 2002, and have appeared in the films That Thing You Do!, Larry Crowne and Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D.
2. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Grammy Award winning singer Alicia Keys and record producer Swizz Beatz started their relationship in a professional manner in the studio, but one thing led to another and the two were eventually married in July 2010. They now share two children together, Egypt, 7, and Genesis, 3. Swizz has produced many of Alicia’s singles like “Million Dollar Bill,” “Put It in a Love Song,” “New Day,” and several songs on her newest album Here.
1. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
True Blood actors Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin haven’t collaborated on that many projects together, but they starred on the HBO fantasy series for seven seasons between 2008 and 2014 which is where they met and fell in love. This definitely allows them to qualify for this list! It was also recently announced that the two will star together in an upcoming film called The Parting Glass.