HOLLYWOOD—Celebrities may not be just like us, however some of their spouses are. Their marriages are often the talk of Hollywood. From the outlandish dresses, rings and wedding receptions, Hollywood weddings and marriages always seem to captivate everyone. However, some celebs choose to not compete for fame in their household and instead turn to high school sweethearts and everyday non-celebs for matrimony. Some of them don’t mix work with pleasure.
Here are some of the stars that married Average-Joes with, regular jobs, like bartenders, lawyers, etc. Ja Rule and Aisha Atkins were high school sweethearts, just like Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley. Actor Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink met when Jillian was a stylist and Patrick booked an appointment with her.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, he was her hero of the night when Jim saved Reese from a drunken man hitting on her at a party. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso met while filming in Miami. Matt met Luciana when she was a bartender. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond met in Chicago when he was a composer and she was trying to make it big with the Second City improv group. Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer met on the set of “Seabiscuit” as her father is the chief of Universal Studios.
Then we have Julia Roberts and Danny Moder, they met while on the set of “The Mexican,” Moder was a cameraman. The two were both in committed relationships at the time, but still fell in love. Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber, no one is sure how these two actually met, it was either in Italy, California, or through a friend. Actor Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower ran into each other in a London night club and went on their first date after Robert had a chef pass Grace a note asking her out.
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim, even with a 20-year difference between them went out on their first date after she waited on him at a restaurant. Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Skylar met and fell in love at the NY Reebok Sports Club while getting into shape. Conan O’Brien and Liza Powel met when the two played roles in an ad for the company she worked for at the time. Anne Hathaway married longtime beau and jewelry designer Adam Shulman in September 2012. Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, they were set up at a dinner and married four years later. Well done, mutual friend.
Actress Meryl Streep and hubby Don Gummer, have been together for over three decades now. Simply amazing. Who could forget about actor George Clooney who married lawyer Amal Alamuddin last September in Venice, Italy.
Rose’s Scoop: Bob Dylan’s original manuscipt of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” is expected to fetch between $235,000 and $314,000 at a September 29 sale in London at Sotheby’s. Last year, the final handwritten lyrics to the song sold for $485,000 at Sotheby’s in New York. At the same sale, a draft of his “Like a Rolling Stone,” sold for a whopping $2 million.