Behind every celebrity couple, there’s a sweet love story. And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’re curious to know just how these adorable pairs first met!
For instance, did you know that Victoria Beckham and David Beckham fell in love from the moment they first met? David actually wanted to meet the singer because he saw her performing with the Spice Girls on TV. And when he finally did, there were fireworks.
“Yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge. While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. . . He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it),” Victoria wrote in a letter to her younger self. Talk about adorable!
From Meryl Streep to Reese Witherspoon, these stars’ love stories prove that even famous people can meet in the most unexpected ways — whether it be love at first sight or just a painfully awkward experience.
Click through the gallery to learn how some of your favorite couples first met!
Meryl Streep Don Gummer
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
They first met through Meryl's brother, who was actually a friend of Don's. When she was going through a rough patch, Don saved her from homelessness and offered to have her stay in his loft while he was away. They wrote each other every day until he returned, and two months later, they got married.
David Beckham Victoria Beckham
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
David knew he wanted to be with Victoria from the moment he first saw her performing with the Spice Girls on TV. He finally got to meet her at a football game and, according to Victoria, it was love at first sight.
“Yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge. While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. . . He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it),” she wrote in a letter to her younger self.
Jennifer Aniston Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
They first met while they were working on the movie Tropic Thunder. Jennifer was initially turned off by his appearance, but eventually, she realized he was a great guy!
“I remember thinking he was dark. At first you think he could be like a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world,” Jennifer said.
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Candace Cameron Bure and Valeri Bure
Candace and her Full House co-star Dave Coulier were at a charity hockey game when she saw Valeri for the first time. She was drawn to him right away!
"We were looking at these two cute men on the ice, and I was like 'I wanna meet that one, the blonde one,' which was Val," she said.
Dave introduced them to each other and they went out on a date the very next day.
George Clooney Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
The two actually met at a charity fundraising event through mutual friends. At first, Amal wasn’t interested in George, but he was pretty persistent until she finally agreed to give him a chance.
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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Reese was having a fun night out at the bar when a drunk guy started harassing her. Thankfully, Jim came to her rescue and from that moment on, they hit it off.
"This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me. . . Jim came over and said, 'Please excuse my friend. He's just broken up with someone,'" she explained.
Fergie Josh Duhamel
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
After watching Fergie in a Black Eyed Peas music video, he asked the band to come on his show because he was really taken by her. After they agreed to perform, he got to meet her in person — not knowing that they’d eventually get married!
"I was really nervous and that was my moment of truth. I laid out my outfit the night before. It was a big build to the moment that I could finally talk to her. And all I could say was, 'You're hot,'" Josh explained.
Olivia Wilde Jason Sudeikis
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
When they met at the finale of Saturday Night Live, it wasn’t love at first sight, but Olivia definitely felt a connection!
“I was just learning to be myself; I’d been divorced nine months. We were both seeing people but were single. . . He said very few words and couldn’t keep eye contact. He was so handsome, and he could dance,” she said.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Freddie Prinze Jr
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
They first met while they were filming the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, but they only started to date three years later. But get this — their first date was never planned!
“We had made plans for dinner with a mutual friend and the person canceled. We decided to have dinner anyway and never looked back,” Sarah said.
Vanessa Minnillo Nick Lachey
Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey
The couple first met when Vanessa played Nick’s love interest in his "What's Left of Me" music video. Soon after that, they began to date.
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
They became close friends working together on a sitcom, but that friendship soon turned into romance!
"I met him when I was 19 at an audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After we had known each other for many years, we went out for dinner one night and I saw that he had grown from this lanky kid to this really responsible man. We started courting each other and our friendship turned into romance," Jada said.
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