Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith in 2019

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith in 2019 (Photo by DFree on Shutterstock)

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are the latest celebrity couple to take over the world. The Kansas City Chiefs’ All-Pro tight end took his shot on social media and the iconic superstar took notice. Swift sat next to Kelce’s mom in a suite and was cheering him on during the Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium. They were then seen leaving the stadium together following the game. Swifties are now enamored with this new duo, as Kelce’s jersey sales spiked an astounding 400 percent. This got us thinking about who the best celebrity couples are.

The fascination with celebrity couples is a global phenomenon that transcends cultural boundaries. These high-profile partnerships captivate the public’s imagination for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, they offer a glimpse into the romantic lives of the rich and famous, allowing people to vicariously experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Secondly, the intrigue often stems from the notion of two exceptionally talented individuals coming together, creating a sense of admiration for the synergy of their talents. Additionally, fans become invested in these relationships because they symbolize the union of two iconic personas, effectively merging two separate fan bases into one.

Moreover, celebrity couples frequently provide a fairytale-like narrative, replete with drama, passion, and, at times, heartbreak, making them relatable in their complexity. The constant media coverage and paparazzi attention also play a significant role, as it amplifies the allure of these unions and keeps the public engaged. Ultimately, the fascination with famous couples reflects our human desire for love and connection, as we celebrate and scrutinize the romantic journeys of those who live their lives under the spotlight.

Will Taylor and Travis ever crack this list? StudyFinds has compiled the top five best celebrity couples. Did we miss one of your favorite famous pairs? Let us know in the comments below!

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at a movie premiere in 2022
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at a movie premiere in 2022 (Photo by lev radin on Shutterstock)

The List: Best Celebrity Couples, According to Fans

1. Jay-Z and Beyoncé

The billion-dollar celebrity couple that tops the list — to no one’s surprise is Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The megastars got married in 2008 and have three children together. “Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been together for more than 20 years and are arguably one of the music industry’s most iconic couples,” writes Brides. “They met back when Queen Bey was only 18 years old and quickly became an item. Since then, they’ve gone through Jay-Z’s infidelity (which Bey sang about extensively on her 2016 Lemonade album), and have become parents to three kids: Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi.”

“We can’t kick off a list of the most iconic married celebrities without mentioning Beyoncé and Jay-Z,” notes The Knot. “The musical powerhouses have been together for over 20 years, and their top-secret New York City wedding in 2008 was one that completely reshaped the industry. They’re still married today and share three children together: Blue Ivy, and twins Rumi and Sir.”

Their love started growing strong in the early 2000s. “When life gives you lemons! Beyoncé and Jay-Z have proved that their love is holding strong even if it’s not always #flawless,” says Us Weekly. “The lovebirds started dating in 2002 and tied the knot in 2008. They share daughter Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir.”

2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

John Legend is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our day, while Chrissy Teigen is an iconic model who has become a social media must-follow. “From the birth of their daughter Luna to Chrissy’s new cookbook, Twitter-rants and John’s new album Darkness and Light, 2016 was definitely the year for everyone’s favorite unfiltered duo,” writes Slice.

“These two are one of the internet’s favorite celebrity couples! John Legend wrote his 2013 song ‘All of Me’ in honor of their relationship, and he and Chrissy Teigen went on to have two adorable kids, Luna and Miles,” says Parade.

The popular couple got hitched in 2013. “This couple has been ‘relationship goals’ for a while, but John’s 2014 Grammy performance of ‘All of Me’ sung directly to Chrissy really took the cake and made this their year,” notes Cosmopolitan.

3. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

This couple has had their share of controversy. From Will Smith’s Oscar slap of Chris Rock to Jada Pinkett-Smith revealing she had a relationship with R&B singer August Alsina while her and Will were separated, things were pretty rocky for the couple for awhile. However, they seemed to have pulled through and continue to go strong. “In 1997, the Smiths tied the knot in a swanky New Years Eve ceremony at the Cloisters Mansion in Jada’s hometown of Baltimore, according to People. In years since, the couple raised their two children, Willow and Jaden, along with co-parenting Will’s first son Trey,” writes Harper’s Bazaar. “‘We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners,’ Smith said in 2018 during an interview for Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast.”

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs, but that somehow only makes their relationship more lovable—and more relatable,” notes Brides. “They met back in 1990, got married in 1997, and are the parents of Jaden and Willow Smith. While they’ve never come out and said they have an open marriage, Jada has said, ‘I trust that the man that Will is is a man with integrity. He’s got all the freedom in the world…and as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be OK? I’m good.'”

Will and Jada originally met on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1994 while she was auditioning for a role. “They’re standing the test of time!” says Us Weekly. “Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting marriages (the former costars wed in 1997) — despite battling plenty of divorce rumors along the way. In 2015, Pinkett Smith told radio host Howard Stern that ‘at the end of the day, right, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher. I’m not [Will’s] watcher. He’s a grown man.'”

4. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seemed to have a fairytale life in the making after they got married, but it’s been a rough road for the couple since their vows. The couple accused some members of the British Royal Family of racist comments and have had a falling out. They are now living in the United States and have two children together. “Their royal romance continued to make headlines when they announced their engagement, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since, from their fairytale wedding in 2018 to the birth of their son, Archie,” writes Parade. “And of course, their decision to step down as senior, working royals sent shockwaves through the royal family and beyond. Through it all, their bond seems stronger than ever.”

Prince Harry and Megan Markle's wedding in 2018
Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding in 2018 (Photo by Blueskynet on Shutterstock)

“Meghan was made to conform to the royal rules, but despite that, her love for Harry was still very much alive. In May 2019, the pair tied the knot in a televised ceremony at Westminster Abbey followed by a private party, and welcomed their firstborn Archie in 2019. As time progressed, the couple became more and more unhappy with the institution and tabloid news, which forced them to give up their royal titles and flee to America for a more ‘private life,'” notes Tell Tales. “While the world famous couple still struggle for privacy and are faced with continuous media bashing, their beautiful relationship is thriving as they enjoy their adorable family of four (Lillibet arrived in 2021) in America.”

The couple first met on a blind date. “In a royal romance that took the world by storm, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first went public with their relationship at the 2017 Invictus Games,” says Harper’s Bazaar. “The duo then announced their engagement in November of that year, and were married May 2018 in a wedding watched by millions.”

5. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the real-life definition of “couples goals.” The couple has four children. “The actors met on the Green Lantern film set in 2010 where they played on-screen lovers—and by 2011, their scripted romance transferred to real life. Today, they’re one of the most beloved celebrity couples in Hollywood, thanks to their endearing sense of humor and the love they publicly share for each other,” writes The Knot.

“Having been engaged (to Alanis Morissette) and married (to Scarlett Johansson) Reynolds met Lively in 2010 on the set of Green Lantern and they married in 2012,” notes ELLE.

Blake and Ryan had a “dreamy Charleston wedding,” according to Harper’s Bazaar. “Lively and Reynolds met when they filmed their 2011 movie Green Lantern, where the pair played love interests on the big screen. However, their on-camera chemistry didn’t immediately translate IRL. A year after filming wrapped, the two went on a double date, both with other people. ‘That was the most awkward date for that respective party because we were just like fireworks,’ Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly. ‘We were such good friends for so long and we both got to know each other as friends. It didn’t click for a good year and a half,’ Lively added.”

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About Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins worked in national and local news for 15 years. He started out as an overnight production assistant at Fox News Radio in 2007 and ended in 2021 as the Digital Managing Editor at CBS Philadelphia. Following his news career, he spent one year in the automotive industry as a Digital Platforms Content Specialist contractor with Subaru of America and is currently a freelance writer and editor for StudyFinds. Matt believes in facts, science and Philadelphia sports teams crushing his soul.

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