11 Celebrity Couples Who Got Together Young And Stayed Together
Marriages in Hollywood are seemingly complicated, and often fleeting. Some famous people, however, have really beat the odds with their relationships by not only staying with one person but doing so after getting together with them so young. There are a few couples who met young and stayed together, and a few where just one party was in their late teens or early 20s and met their soulmate regardless of any age gap. All too often some have been told they were “too young” to be in love, but it sure didn’t matter for these celebrities:
11. Victoria and David Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham were only 23 and 22 years old when they first began dating in 1997. At the time he was the biggest soccer star in the world while she was of course known as Posh Spice from the Spice Girls. The next year the two got engaged and in 1999 they were married at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland with their four-month-old son Brooklyn as their ring-bearer. The adorable pair have now been married for nearly 17 years and share four children, Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, 5. The two have hit some rough patches. In 2004, Beckham was rumored to have cheated on his wife with his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos, but Victoria and David have continued to stay strong and are happier than ever.
10. Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman
Famed celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe was only 19 when she met investment banker Rodger Berman when they were both attending college in Washington D.C. in 1991. The two were married five years later in their early 20s and have continued their happy marriage for twenty years while sharing two sons Skyler, 5, and Kaius, 3.
9. Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Kevin Jonas, best known for his involvement in The Jonas Brothers, met his wife Danielle Deleasa when he was only 20 years old. Only two years later at 22, the pair were married and have now been together for seven years and share one child, Alena Rose, 2, and for two seasons shared their life as a young married couple in the E! series Married to Jonas.
8. Beyonce and Jay Z
For being two of the biggest music stars in the world, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been skilled in keeping their relationship as private as possible. It is believed the two first began their relationship in 2001 when Beyonce was only 19 years old and Jay Z was 31 after working together on a song for his seventh album. They continued keeping their relationship out of the spotlight and eventually married in April 2008. The power couple have now been together for 15 years and married for eight and in 2012 welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
7. Thomas Rhett Akins and Lauren Akins
Country star Thomas Rhett has never stopped gushing about the love of his life, wife Lauren, but the pair were told more than once they were “too young” when they got married at 22. He had known his wife since they were little, and finally began dating in their late teens, and after finally marrying in 2012, they are still one of the happiest couples out there.
6. Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor
Famous rapper Snoop Dogg aka Calvin Broadus met his wife, Shante Taylor, when they were only teenagers in highschool and became highschool sweethearts. They married in 1997 at 26 years old; however, in 2004 he filed for divorce. They fought for their marriage though and in 1998 they renewed their vows and are still going strong. The pair share three children together, Corde, 22, Cordell, 19, and Cori, 17.
5. Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner was only 20 years old when he began dating his Glee co-star, 24-year-old Melissa Benoist, in 2012. The two became engaged in 2013 and two years later the gorgeous pair were married. They love each other so much that they worked together again on Benoist’s new hit series Supergirl.
4. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks was only 18 years old when she met her future husban Max Handelman. She met Max on her very first day of college in 1992. Although they got together when they were really young, they didn’t actually tie the knot until 11 yeaars later in 2003. Together the gorgeous actress and sportswriter/producer have welcomed two sons, Feliz and Magnus, via surrogate.
3. Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson
Actor Aaron Johnson was only 19 when he began dating director Sam Taylor-Wood, who was 42 at the time, after they met on the set of a film in 2009. They became engaged that same year in October ,despite the age gap, and were married in 2012 when he was 22 and she was 45. The pair are still going strong and have welcomed two daughters, Wylda, 6, and Romy, 4.
2. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean
Hollywood icon Dolly Parton Married her husband Carl Thomas Dean in May 1966 when she was only 20 years old and he was 24. Many forget about her marriage because Dean has never liked publicity and stays out of his wife’s spotlight. Due to his seeming absence in her life, there has been speculation that the two rarely spend time together or are unhappy together, but Parton is the first to dispute that, after nearly 50 years together. “We’re really proud of our marriage. It’s the first for both of us. And the last.”
1. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Without a doubt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples after rising to fame around the same time in the late ’90s and 2000s and quickly falling in love. Gellar was only 20 when she first met 21-year-old Freddie Prinze Jr. on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. The two did not begin publicly dating until 3 years later but, by April 2001, they were engaged and married in 2002 in Mexico at 25 and 26 years old. The pair are still very happily married and shared two children, Charlotte and Rocky.