The 7 Sweetest Celebrity Meet-Cutes of All Time
Per Merriam-Webster, a meet-cute is a “charming or amusing first encounter between romantic partners.” Although we see them all the time in movies—ahem, that moment when Noah sees Allie at the carnival in The Notebook—these IRL intros give the scripted bunch a run for their money. Here, seven of the sweetest celebrity meet-cutes of all time, from Chrissy and John to Jackie and Kelso—um, we mean Mila and Ashton.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
This genetically-blessed duo met on a double date in 2010. The only issue? They weren’t each other’s date: Lively was with another guy, and Reynolds was with another girl. Still, the pair bonded throughout the dinner (while making their dates feel extremely uncomfortable) and later married in 2012.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
In 2003, Damon was bar hopping in Miami with the crew of Stuck on You when one of the bartenders—Barroso—caught his eye. “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally," he told Ellen DeGeneres in 2011. "Eight years and four kids later, that's my life. I don't know how else our paths would've crossed if that didn't happen.” Cheers.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Long before little Luna stole our hearts, these two first crossed paths in 2007, when Teigen was cast as the sultry female lead in Legend’s music video for “Stereo.” According to Teigen, the pair hit it off during the 14-hour shoot and hooked up in the singer’s hotel room later that night. Although it took about a year to make things official, we have to give them props for turning a one-night stand into an “All of Me”-worthy marriage.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Although Gellar and Prinze were co-stars in I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, their romance didn’t blossom until three years later…and it was an accident. A mutual friend invited Gellar and Prinze to dinner but cancelled at the last minute. The pair decided to meet anyway and married two years later.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
You know the couple as Jackie and Kelso from That ’70s Show, but it took 15 years for Kunis and Kutcher to get together IRL. During the show’s eight-year run, Kunis developed a schoolgirl crush on her handsome co-star and even shared her first kiss (ever) with him. But the two went their separate ways into other relationships (you know, with Demi Moore in the mix) before reconnecting in 2013, marrying in 2015 and having two children, Wyatt and Dimitri.
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith
When she was just 19, Pinkett auditioned for a guest role (as Will’s girlfriend) on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Although the part went to another actress, the pair kept in touch, began dating in 1995 and made it official in 1997.
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
Dewan and Tatum danced their way together as Nora and Tyler in 2005’s Step Up. The couple’s off-screen chemistry was apparently undeniable because they immediately started dating, married in 2009 and had a daughter, Everly, in 2013. Well done, matchmaking casting department.