I buy all of the magazines that a lot of people hate and call trashy. OK, Hello, Closer, New, Reveal, Look, Heat, More, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, I could go on. I read them all. And I am not afraid to say that I love them. After reading an article on a number of celebrity couples the other day, I decided I would put forward my views on the subject. So here goes with my top 10 celebrity couples.
I had this written a few months ago and forgot about it and guess who was sat at number 10 on my list. Wayne and Coleen Rooney. How laughable is that placement now? Which is why I have since removed them from my list as everything I had written seemed very stupid.
10. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison and Calista have one thing at least in common. They are both in the acting industry and very well known for it. Calista is famous for her roles in Ally McBeal, Brothers and Sisters and the Birdcage. There might be a 22 year age gap but Ford and Flockhart seem so happy together. They met (apparently) at the Golden Globe awards in 2002 when she spilt wine on his award. They finally married in this summer in Mexico after dating for over 8 years. They are one of the very few couples that aren't written about in the celebrity magazines every other month or so and no allegations of infidelity...yet.
9. Penn Badgley and Blake Lively
Do I hear cries of who? If yes is the answer then it is obvious that you don't watch Gossip Girl. Blake Lively is an American actress who is well known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the tv series Gossip Girl. Penn Badgley is an American actor who plays alongside Blake in Gossip Girl as Dan Humphrey. They were classmates whilst at school but clearly working so closely together ignited a flame between them as they have been dating since the end of 2007. What warrants them a place on my list you ask? Well for one they are both stunning to look at meaning they make a super looking couple. Plus I think they are both very talented and their careers will just grow which means that their profile as a couple is only going to get bigger and bigger.
8. Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
How could I not include this high profile couple? I love the pair of them indiviudally. Both, in my opinion, are comedy geniuses. Isla Fisher is a Scottish actress who was raised in Australia. I know her best for her role as Shannon in Home although she has since been in numerous films including Wedding Crashers, Definitely, Maybe and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Sacha Baron Cohen is a British actor and comedian who is best known for his characters Ali G, Borat and Bruno who often goes a little too far but we love him for it. The couple are engaged and have one daughter, Olive. I have included Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher in my list as I think they are a great couple who although tend to stay out of the limelight still interest me.
7. Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhall
Reece Witherspoon is an American actress who has appeared in Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama and Walk the Line and she happens to be one of my favourite actresses. Jake Gyllenhall is an American actor who has appeared in Jarhead, The Day After Tomorrow and most famously Brokeback Mountain. They started seeing each over following Reece's divorce to Ryan Philippe and look great together.
6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is an American actress who is known for her character in the tv show 7th heaven and has featured in a number of films including The Illusionist and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Justin Timberlake is a musician who started his career with boy group N-Sync but has been very popular as a solo artist. The couple started seeing one another in January 2007. I remember reading about them snowboarding together in one of the magazines that I read and thought that they would make a great couple. They have been together since then and things seem to be going well (for a celebrity couple). I have included Justin and Jessica mainly because I love JT but also because I think they are a great looking couple in Hollywood!
5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Also known as Tomkat! This celebrity couple just attract media attention. Tom Cruise is famous for countless films, notably the Mission Impossible series, Top Gun and The Firm. Katie Holmes is most famous for her character of Joey Potter in Dawsons Creek. The couple have a large age gap as Tom is 16 years older but they appear to be a very happy couple. Cruise famously declared his love for Katie whilst on the Oprah Winfrey show and has provided many public displays of affection since. They also have a child, Suri Cruise, who looks the spitting image on her mum.
4. David and Victoria Beckham
David Beckham is probably the most well known footballer in not just the UK but in the world and Victoria Beckham was initially famous for being in the Spice Girls but has since become a star in the fashion industry and as a model. Things haven't always been easy for the couple as there have been numerous affair claims, most famously that of Rebecca Loos. They have 3 young boys and are currently living in LA where David plays his football. I love David and Victoria as they give me plenty to read about in my magazines, most of which I am sure is untrue.
3. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Coming in at number three is the couple with a rather large age gap, Ashton and Demi. And the age gap is reversed as Demi has a toy boy. Ashton is famous for his role as Michael Kelso in That '70s Show as well as producing and hosting Punk'd. He has also been in a number of films including Dude, Where's My Car. Demi Moore is an actress in films Ghost, A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal and was previously married to Bruce Willis. They were married in Kabbalah ceremony in 2005. I like the couple and they appear strong despite numerous infidelity rumours. A great pair to follow on twitter!
2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Or Brangelina as they are very well known in the media. Brad Pitt is a very successful actor who has starred in films like Se7en, Fight Club, Oceans 11 and many more. Angelina Jolie is an actress who has starred in Lara Croft: Tombraider and Changeling as well as being a UN Goodwill Ambassador. How could I not include them? My top three couples really could have ended up in any order and Brangelina almost landed the top spot because they are the ultimate Hollywood couple, constantly headlining in newspapers and magazines about their relationship or their 100,000 children. Ok, it is just 6 children now but I'm sure it will be that number some day. They met on the set of Mr and MRs Smith and probably were reported to have started seeing each over prior to Brad and Jen's split however they strongly deny this claim.
1. Jay Z and Beyonce
This couple lands my number one spot for celebrity couples. Beyonce is an R&B singer originally in Destiny's Child but now a solo artist and also an actress. Jay-Z is a rapper and producer. They are two of the highest profile people in the music industry today and they are also one of the most attractive in celebrity land. They met in 2002 when working together on an album and were married in New York in 2008. On the whole, you don't know a lot about this high profile couples relationship which shows that should you want your privacy, you can have it.
Other couples that just missed out on being in my list include:
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson
Seal and Heidi Klum
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
There are a fair few celebrity couples those that are in it for love or those that appear to be in love but seem to just look like its all about the money.... David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, and then there are the celebrities that are in it for the inches they will get in the paper, like Paris Hilton or Katie Price.
But hidden deep within the spotlights there are the few couples that just like to blend in to the background and enjoy their romance. The few i have chosen are amongst those select few....
*1... Ashton Krutcher and Demi Moore, when they first got together i was rather gutted ... why would Demi want to leave such a hunk like Bruce, to shack up with a school boy? But with everyones relationship be they famous or not there are problems that occur behind the closed doors that is kept from the press and between those involved. Anyway despite the spilt and Demi getting with Ashton they have proved me wrong and after a fair few years together , so there is only one conclusion to this relationship and that must be that there must be something to having a toyboy!
*2 .... Drew Barrymore and Justin Long , Justin to me does not seem to be the right guy for Drew but then who am i to judge? I just think she can do a lot better than a guy that provides the voice for one of the chipmunks!
*3 ... David Arquette and Courteney Cox these two met on the set of scream and to be honest going off the character David played i think anyone would of fallen in love with him.
*4 ... Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck its good to see Ben finally settled , even though he decided to go for another Jennifer, but the couple seem happy so i wish them all the best and i seriously hope this lasts,
*5 ... Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds ....Sorry girls incase you were unaware the sexy Ryan is snared for the time being but recent reports announce there marriage on the rocks , so hang in there .... I've already chosen my wedding dress ready to snap him up , so get in line.
*6 ... Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn I know this relationship has bit the dust and that it is well and truly water under the bridge but i had to add them because if these two had of got together well before Mr Pitt snapped up Jennifer , i have a feeling they may of well made it , instead getting together on the rebound from others was a disaster ready to happen.
*7 ... Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn ...Why these two have not married is beyond me these are the longest serving couple i know and yet there is no marriage certificate in sight ... come on Kurt make an honest woman of her !!!
*8 ....Shhh DO NOT LET MY KIDS SEE THIS ....Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Zac Efron , Hearts will break everywhere when girls all over the world will see that Zac has been dating co-star Vanessa for some while now, i guess this was inevitable working together for some time on the high school musical films,
*9 ... Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal these two have been together for some time now , even during the time Reese was still married , Strange set up but even when her divorce came through they stood strong, but you cant help but wonder if Jake was hoping to get two for the price of one ,, Joking i know brokeback was fictional!!
*10 ...Madonna and Guy Ritchie another couple that ended their relationship which i do think is a shame as these two were well suited , and to think nobody could tame Madonna, Guy sure did the job.
So many relationships of the rich and famous have hit the headlines in the past and it is a shame that the media yet again have to poke their noses in , i feel some of these couples that have split may of made it if the media had of kept well out of it . Lets just hope those that are together stand firm and those that split do find happiness soon.
Most celebrities seem to change partners more often than their haircut - and that's often! Whether you want to know about them or not, the ups and downs of some celebrities love lives are slashed all over our magazines and tabloids on a daily basis. Here are my top five celebrity couples:
Number 1 - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brangelina have to be my number one couple, mainly because they are both so damn beautiful, and together - wow - they look so glamorous. This pair met in 2005 on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith when Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina was a single mother to adopted Maddox. It didn't take long before rumours of an affair became public knowledge, and suprise suprise, mere months later Brad announced his divorce and was photographed playing happy families with Angelina.
Just four years on, they're still together and already have six kids!
They seem to have it all - pots of money, glamour, beauty, lovely kids etc, and they do seem really happy together - will it last? I'm not too sure. Angelina may get bored of the family life, Brad may get tired of being dragged across the globe, or they may suprise us all and go the distance.
Number 2 - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
This pairing seem like an odd couple. Cruise was 44 years old, Holmes just 27 at the time of their wedding - it was also Tom's third marriage. He had proposed to Kate at the top of the Eiffel tower just 2 months after meeting, which is fast even by celebrity standards.
I have TomKat as my number 2 couple, purely because they are such an unusual pairing, and some of the rumours surrounding their marriage are hilarious.
One such rumour is that Tom had actually auditioned a few young actresses for the part of his wife, and eventually chose Katie - not the most romantic start. Another is that Katie was already pregnant by an ex boyfriend when they met, meaning Tom is not the father to Suri. One rumour that can most certainly be dismissed and has come about because of Tom's obsession with scientology, is that baby Suri Cruise is actually an alien - unbelievable I know.
Believe what you will about these two, but they're are still my number two celeb couble, if only because it gave us all the famous moment on The Opera Winfrey Show, where tom made an utter fool of himself, and made us all laugh our socks off!
Number 3 - David and Victoria Beckham
Victoria and David began dating in 1997, and were married two years later. They went on to have three boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and cruz.
When they first got together they were seen as the 'it' couple af england, he had the talent, she the fame and they both had the fortune. Their marriage was covered in ok magazine and showed the couple sitting on golden thrones after the ceromony - how telling!
Since that day, Victoria's fame has diminished slightly, as she has failed to forge a post spice girl music career - yet they stay firmly in the limelight, putting there names to a range of products, and of course offering shameless photo opportunities.
Even affair claims dont seem to rock this marriage, and I predict that they will be together for many years to come.
Number 4 - Elton John and David Furnish
Elton and David have been together since 1993 and entered into a civil partnership in december 2005.
Elton is of course an legend, with a reputation for spending and being a bit of a diva. David, on the other hand, we hear little about and that is what I like most about my number 4 couple, they seem to be trying to keep their private life private - no spreads in ok magazine for these two!
Number 5 - Jordan and Peter Andre
Who would have thought, when the pair met in the jungle filming 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!' that they would end up married with 3 children.
At first it did seem like the relationship was based on publicity seeking to help their respective careers, but having seen their fly on the wall documentary series, they actually look like a real loving family.
Their self promotion is shameless, with magazine interviews and photo shoots every other week, however it has made them millionaires so good on them I say.
So there you have my top five celebrity couples, and I think that although we read so much about them, no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors.
This was a tricky one. Who to choose as my top ten celebrity couples???
Should I go for the ever lovely and well suited Rednapp's or the royally meant-to-be's Prince Charles and Camilla? The funny and funky Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith or the attention seeking, posering Posh and Becks? The scoobylicious Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar or Bennifer Take 2? Celebs of the Jungle Jordan and her Peter or The scream queen Courteney and her David. My pop fav Ronan and his lovely Mrs or the rock king Ozzy and his Shazzer. British golden couple Richard and Judy or America's golden couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Do I prefer Brad with Angelina or Jennifer, and Tom with Nicole or Katie? Lets see.......
10) Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar were married on 1st September 2002, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The couple met while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer but did not start dating until 2000. It has been reported that for their 5th wedding anniversary in 2007 Sarah changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze. They have no children.
I liked Sarah Michelle as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and while I am not a major fan of Freddie's work, he seems to be a nice guy. They are not showy or flashy with their celebrity status or marriage. They are a cute couple and I loved seeing them act together in the Scooby Doo films. They appear to have a happy, healthy Hollywood marriage which is a breath of fresh air.
9) Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Sharon and Ozzy met when Sharon was 17 and working for her father, they were married in Maui, Hawaii on4th July 1082. There marriage has been extremely violence, dramatic and troubled, but also filled with much fun and love. When they were first married both Sharon and Ozzy had drink and drug problems. The most memorable public fight in their marriage was in August 1989 when Ozzy was arrested for attempting to murder Sharon, Ozzy entered rehab and Sharon forgave him. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have three children, Aimee (Born 2nd Sept 1982), Kelly (born 27th October 1984) and Jack (born 8th November 1985). Ozzy has two children from his first marriage to Thelma Mayfair, Jessica (Born in 1972) and Louis (Born in 1975).
These two may be fiery and feisty but it is obvious to all that they are deeply in love with each other. They have been through so many tough time, and are still together. I love The Osbourne show on MTV, brilliantly funny!
8) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks met Rita Wilson in 1982 on the set of "Bosom Buddies" However their relationship did not begin until they were reunited on the set of "Volunteers" in 1985. They married on the 30th April 1988. Tom has two children with his first wife, Samantha Lewes. Colin (born 24th September 1977) and Elizabeth (born 17th May 1982). Tom and Rita also have two children, Chester Marlon (born 4th August 1990) and Truman Theodore (Born 26th December 1995).
Both are ambitious and driven and make the perfect combo! A force to be reckoned with, these too appear to still be happy to work and play together following 20 years of marriage - can't be bad!
7) Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Finally on the 9th April 2005 HRH Prince Charles married his long time love Camilla Parker-Bowles, in a civil ceremony in Windsor Guildhall. Camilla is entitled to use HRH the Princess of Wales but has chosen to use HRH The Duchess of Cornwall instead, except in Scotland where she is know was HRH the Duchess of Rothesay. Prince Charles has two sons with his first wife Princess Diana, William Arthur Philip Louis (Born 21st July 1982) and Henry Charles Albert David - Harry (Born 15th September 1984). Camilla has two children from her first marriage, Tom (born in 1974) and Laura (Born 1979). Prince Charles is Tom's Godfather.
I love these too, I know that there has been a lot of controversy and everyone has an opinion on this relationship, but after years of being secretly (or not so secretly) in love with each other, 2 failed marriages and 4 children, it is great that these to finally got their fairy tale ending.
6) David and Courteney Cox-Arquette
David Arquette and Courteney Cox were married on the 12th June 1999 in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral. Almost 5 years to the day Courteney gave birth to their daughter Coco Riley (13th June 2004). David and Courteney appear on screen together in Courteney's hit sitcom Friends, in which David played a stalker who stalked Phoebe by mistake. The couple met and fell for each other while filming the first scream film in 1996.
5) Vernon Kay and Tess Daly
Vernon Kay married Tess Daly in St Mary's Catholic Church, Horwich, on 12th September 2003. They have a daughter Phoebe Elizabeth (Born 17th October 2004)
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay are very well suited, both are TV presenters, both are incredibly tall and beautiful. They shun celebrity life and were married in a local church close to Vernon's home town, turning down several magazine deals to have an intimate wedding with family and friends.
4) Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada and Will married on 31st December 1997, they have two children together Jaden Christopher Syre (Born 8th July 1998 and Willow Camille Reign (Born 31st October 2000). The pair met when Jada auditioned to play Will's girlfriend on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will has a son from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino, Willard Christopher Smith III (Born December 1992).
Jada and Will always look like they are having fun and this make them extremely endearing. I am a massive Will Smith fan anyway, and believe that Jada's personality greatly compliments his own.
3) Katie Price and Peter Andre
Katie and Peter (Dosh and Pecks) met on National TV in the Jungle (I'm a Celebrity get me out of here). They lead a very public life with reality shows capturing the majority of their relationship. Katie and Peter married on 10th September 2005 at Highclere Castle, Hampshire, they have three children, Katie's son Harvey Daniel (27th May 2002) from her previous relationship with Dwight York, Junior Savya Andreas (Born 13th June 2005) and Princess Tiaamii (Born 29th June 2007)
2) Jamie and Louise Redknapp
Footballer Jamie married Pop star Louise Nurding on 29th June 1998 and on 27th July 2004 she gave birth to their first child Charley (named after her Grandfather). Jamie and Louise have recently announced that their second baby is due December 2008.
I am a massive Jamie and Louise fan, apart and together these two are just great! Louise Redknapp is living every girls dream, blissfully married to gorgeous footballer Jamie with a beautiful baby boy and another on the way - the girl appears to have it all. However, Louise and Jamie had terrible difficulty getting pregnant the first time and view it is a miracle that they have managed it for a second time. No matter how much we should all be jealous of the woman, you can't be because her and Jamie appear to be thoroughly nice folk.
1) Ronan and Yvonne Keating
Ronan Keating, Lead singer of Boyzone married Irish model Yvonne Connolly on April 30, 1998, on Nevis Island. They have three children - Jack (after Yvonne's Grandfather) - 15th March 1999, Missy (Marie after Ronan's Mother) - 18th February 2001 and Ali - 7th September 2005.
I am a massive Ronan Keating fan and think that he and Yvonne make a lovely couple. As you can tell from my selection of celeb couples I like those that are not in your face. I can not think of anything worse than OTT couples (such as TomKat). Ronan and Yvonne have been married for 10 years and still appear to be going very strong. Yvonne has given up modelling to be a mum and the whole family were in London recently to cheer Ronan on while he ran the London Marathon. I really do wish these two a lifetime of happiness and that is why I have placed them at no. 1 on my list.
Those that nearly made it....
* Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
* Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
* Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
* Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
* Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.
If you are looking for Bradgolina and the like you wont get it here. Two people that got married purely because they think they are the most attractive in Hollywood, and so have common ground, did not impress me. Can you imagine the arguments over camera angles at awards nights! Just think how many mirrors they have in their mansions, let alone at the proctologists where they reside most of the day...
01 <*><*><*> Richard & Judy <*><*><*> 01
Wow, what a weirdo couple these are. You know if I didnt know any better I would say Richard is a screamer and he married the first woman he met at the bus stop to look straight on TV. I suppose it could be some sort of subliminal mother-son sexual fantasy from his youth, but you have to say the age difference is uncomfortable. If he was Kosha he would have got a younger model by now.
Now shes showing her jugs on TV as the senility seeps in and they have lost their show she could soon be weeing the marital bed. What makes it worse is you could just picture Richard as a male nurse tending her bedside and changing the incontinence pads. I think we ought to move on here.
02 <*><*><>* Ian & Kathy Botham <*><*><*> 02
These two have had more ups and downs in their marriage than a prop plane over the Andes. But when you meet them they are as thick as thieves, she the resilient wife, he the alpha male in every way. Ian knows she helped make the man he is and he wont ever forget that, however many offers he has had in his legendary cricketing career.
Sportsmen are very predictable in the women they chose and they are usually strategically very fertile to keep him and the house, Cricketers notorious for philandering. Ian was up there with Shane Warne for pure numbers from what I heard over the years. When Both isnt getting Freddie pi**ed and injured hes at home with the only person that has ever loved him, which is quite a battle as Ian loves himself just as much.
03 <*><*><>* Elton John & David Furnish <*><*><*> 03
They say the perfect marriage involves the male partner being 5 inches taller than the woman. If David is the feminine one in this showbiz coupling I bet the size difference is nothing to do with height.lol. What else can Elton like about the annoying squirt. I think its fair to say Elton wears the tartan trousers in this particular relationship and Furnish knows what side his bread is buttered. This is Eltons second marriage after his disastrous Im not gay marriage to Renatta de Blanc (the plan George Michael thankfully avoided in the 90s) and one of the first civil marriages to be authenticated in the UK. As the great Michael Gambon once said to a rather green reporter: I gave up homosexuality after a while because it made my eyes water.
Its only fair to include a gay couple here as 18% of all weddings last year were of gay couplings, now the Civil Partnership rules are on the statute. I wouldnt say I am comfortable with gay weddings and find showy gay men a bit of a contradiction in terms- we are all the same and should be treated the same attitude a tad hypocritical when you see the church decidedly pink and cerise on the big day. It seems to be all about the performance with gay guys to me. As far as I know I have no plans to wear a pink tux at my wedding, whenever that is. Offers will be mulled over.
04 <*><*><*> Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon <*><*><*> 04
These two are Hollywoods celebrity political couple, sure to be at all the Democratic Public fund raisers, first on Michael Moores speed dial. They are openly critical of Bush and get invited to the best parties because of that. They stopped making decent movies a while ago now but the six foot five Robbins and 6ft Sarandon just seem perfectly matched in every way.
They are both from good universities and very clever and keep that moral conscious of Hollywood at least flickering as many other actors feel getting political will lose them big jobs. How can I not include a couple who bought us the wonderful Shawshank Redemption and the uber feminist chick flick, Thelma & Louise.
05 <*><*><>* Ozzy & Sharon <*><*><*> 05
What I like about these two is they were made for each other. Together since the days when Ozzy would drag a shoe around Birmingham on a piece of string like a dog, not only was it ironic that his misses turned into one but now he is on a lead!
Oz has sucked up more drugs than a Columbian hurricane whilst this mischievous wife has had a mind boggling 3.1 million dollars worth of plastic surgery so far, her new boobies a snip at $13:000. Dont mention the snip to Ozzy.
In the old days they would f**k in a blizzard of cocaine followed by a rainstorm of acid, every thrust in the marital bed shooting a mushroom cloud of powder out of Ozzys ass. You just cant imagine these two being apart and that my friends is lurvee.
Their kids are grotesque and the pet habits disgusting, a freak show in ever way, the two often muddled when the children were young. With £1.7 million dollar renewed vows ring on her finger Ozzy is going nowhere fast. I suspect she rewrites the will every year.
06 <*><*><>* Jordan & Peter <*><*><*> 06
I suppose these two creations sum up modern celebrity-a decent pair of pecs displayed at the right time and youre famous. They are happy with their own tacky and crass reality show and after Petes appearance on Im a Celeb... you have to say hes a nice guy. Katie price (a.k.a) on the other hand is a wretched creation. Whats scary is shes a huge role model to young women, her biography one of the biggest selling chick reads last year. Theres no staying in to look after her blind and disabled son though, especially when there is a chance to drop her tits out at some tacky awards party and make a few quid. I wonder who will get the house and the car when they divorce next year!
07 <*><*><*> Lenny Henry & Dawn French <*><*><*> 07
Most celebrity black people in sports and media tend to marry or date white people. I dont know why that is, but they do. Can you think of a black celebrity couple here? Maybe its about having lighter skinned kids who wont suffer the racism their parents did, so to go further in their chosen careers, or the black guys dont want their balls busted by notoriously naggy Caribbean girls. It seems to be particularly prevalent with boxers and footballers who are keen on the blonde bimbos. It just seems to highlight the racial divide in Britain that still seems to be there. But with Dawn and Lenny they just seem made for each other. Talk about a house full of laughter. Im not sure if they have kids but you can imagine if they do the comedy hybrid is sure to be a star one day.
Lenny is every white persons favorite black guy, funny and non-threatening, anything but the negative image of todays black kids that fill our news bulletins. He is almost a pioneer in British comedy for black entertainers and, like Charlie Williams, opened the door for the new generation, although Junior Simpson and Richard Blackwood didnt exactly keep it ajar! Who says we dont have Martin Lawrence and Chris Tuckers here!
08 <*><*><*> Ulrika Johnson and _ _ _ _? <*><*><*> 08
With her forth kid on the way from the fourth different man Ulrika is a bit of a slut in all truth. With a long list of seedy men in her bed through the years and a veracious appetite for the publicity her sex life generates I think we will be happy when she marries this advertising executive chap in the summer and goes back to Sweden or something. If I have missed out any husbands or lovers then please enlighten me as I have left a gap to fill in. Can you imagine the custody weekends and Chelsea Tractors pulling up at her swish pad to take the kids out with the different dads and nannies
09 <*><*><*> Paul & Heather <*><*><*>09
The circus rolls on this week as Heather visits every TV and media outlet to accuse the tabloids and every TV media outlet of giving her bad press by doing exactly that. Shes not very bright, this girl. Even Max Clifford has walked away from here. Some times you just have to shut up and wait your turn and walk away with your tail between your legs. Someone needs to tap this bird on the shoulder and tell her to go away, take the twenty million, leave the man you married that made you famous so you can still be famous while theres still hope. Im sure she is not as wretched as she seems and had a decent plan of being the new Linda McCartney with all her charity work but she is having a bit of a Zugswang right now, everything she does can only make it worse. Shes at the bottom of the six foot hole still digging and the dirt is sliding back into the hole.
010 <*><*><*> Posh & Becks <*><*><*> 010
I like these two and have no problems with David being a bit thick and Victoria being an obsessive attention seeker. Her little stunt at the Ritz in Paris as the Diana jury was off-loading from the coach, Posh swaying her hips in her evening dress at 11am in 9 degrees cold in a blowly Paris to steal some publicity was sad as it was cringing. But they are the worlds vainest people and they should be together, and from what I can make out they seem quite happy with that, give or take some sex-texting. The amount of women that flings themselves at Becks you have to allow him one or two indiscretions. What better a relationship where both parties enjoy shopping for shoes and sarongs! Didnt that new publicity shot for the Spice Girls tell a story. Did you know of the five girls the tallest is a minny 5-5, Gerry Halliwell only 5ft dead! Hazel Blears size. And as Victoria said about Gerrys latest yoga DVD: Wow, she no longer needs a bottle of vodka to get her ankles behind her ears. Meowwwww!
I like to follow the world of celebrity, but after writing this review I realised that my list mainly consists of couples I cant stand, rather than those I like (Im not actually sure if there are any celeb couples out there that I actually like), but their stories all make great entertainment in one way or another. Heres my rundown
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, nicknamed TomKat by the media. I definitely think these two rank high on the list, just because of the weirdness of the whole relationship. They may have been together little more than a year, but in that time theyve got engaged, had a baby, the sofa hopping incident occurred and lets not forget Toms promotion of the unconventional scientology religion.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, another couple who have their own nickname from the press Brangelina. Personally I was gutted when Brad split up with Jennifer Aniston, as I thought they were a lovely couple, and I was quite surprised when he moved on to Angelina Jolie I mean of all people! Im not a huge fan of her, I have to admit, and I think her claim to want a rainbow family is slightly strange I mean, why is she doing it? What is she trying to prove? Again though, its a story Ill follow with interest, I might even have a bet on how long before they divorce.
3. Heather Mills an Paul McCartney
OK, I know that strictly speaking they are not together anymore, but in the eyes of the law theyre still a couple so thats why Ive included them on here. I have never liked Heather Mills - even before she was married to Paul McCartney. I find her really false and patronising you just get the impression shes one of those my way is the right way people, and she wont let anyone say otherwise. The fact she ever got together with Paul McCartney surprised me, but really hes just as bad. I think if you go through your life the way he has, with people telling you youre fantastic all the time, you will start to believe it.
4. Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLoughlin
Wayne Rooney, footballer/thug, is dating supposed fashion icon (ha!) Colleen McLoughlin. What on earth does Colleen see in the ugly, red-faced, thuggish millionaire? I think the clue is in the question
Arguably the queen of Chavs, Colleen is a constant source of amusement especially to Closer readers, as she has a column in the magazine. My favourite ever quote from her column was Bird flu is scary. I had a cold recently and felt miserable, so I wont be eating chicken any time soon. Doh!
5. Britney and Kevin
Did anyone see that Britney and Kevin documentary? Bloody hell, what total crap I couldnt sit through the whole thing, but it pains me to know that those were 10 minutes of my life that Ill never be able to get back. The whole thing is just bizarre isnt it? International singer marries her backing dancer and has two kids to him in the space of two years and then he decides to become a rapper! Hilarious stuff. Another relationship where I feel that divorce is imminent surely Britney will wake up sooner or later and realise that this man is a total **** and is using the hell out of her.
6. Richard and Judy
I just had to do it. I had to add them on. My Nanna, bless her soul, would never watch them, as she used to say of Richard That man talks filth. It is really funny watching the pair of them Richard butting in every time Judy tries to speak, and trying his best to bring a sexual element into every conversation. Its a wonder poor Judy hasnt smacked him one by now!
7. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz
Its nice to know that Justin is dating a better class of lady since his Britney days. I think they make a nice couple, and they both seem pretty down to earth theyre not the sort to have themselves splashed all over the media every day. One of the few couples on my list who I actually like! I wonder when hes going to propose?
8. Madonna and Guy Ritchie
The thing that strikes me most about this relationship is the fact that we never seem to hear anything from Guy - its always Madonna. I think he seems to be quite under the thumb I mean I can bet you anything that theres no way it was his suggestion to adopt a Malawian child
9. Jordan and Peter
Oh God. Every time I see these two on TV theyre arguing. I just dont get it with these two, but I do like to read their never-ending interviews in OK magazine (theres one in there nearly every week). The two of them are just like chavs with too much money and not enough sense always a good combination for a good laugh.
10. Mel B and Eddie Murphy
I couldnt believe when I read that these two were going out! What an unlikely couple. Although this relationship is still pretty new, she is supposedly pregnant and getting married. I will definitely be watching this pairing with interest!
In Celebrity World a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. If you are Britney Spears you can even get married for a day, just to see if you like it. Celebrities like Nicole Kidman can get divorced, and then get married again in a Catholic church, provided they have enough money of course, because God doesnt forgive poor people. Dating a celebrity can do wonders for your career (as Liz Hurley demonstrated after going out in that safety-pin dress), so celebrities tend to date other famous people in order to boost their press coverage. Most celebrity couples dont last, and the media is often blamed for that. Here are my top ten celebrity couples, the ones who I believe are really in love.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
If youve ever seen Striptease then youll appreciate what a lucky boy Ashton Kutcher is. Id love to look as good as Demi Moore now, never mind when Im in my forties! They got married in a secret Kabbalah (well, they are celebrities after all) ceremony when Ashton was 27 and Demi was 42. Despite the 15 year age gap, they seem really happy together, and Ashton appears to have a great relationship with Demis daughters and Bruce Willis.
Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
When these two got together the rumour mill went into overdrive with the gossip mongers accusing Ms Jones of using the relationship to further her career. I dont know why the idea that she would fancy Michael Douglas is so hard to accept, I think he is rather sexy myself. Six years and two children later they have proved the critics wrong so far. Yeah, they acted like a pair of prats with the whole $1 000 000 dollars isnt a lot of money to us, palaver, but apart from that they seem like a nice couple who enjoy a good game of golf together.
Charles and Camilla
I am really not a fan of the Royal Family, but I was secretly quite happy for these two when they got together. They have had so much opposition to their relationship; from the Queen, the Queen Mother and those idiots with their conspiracy theories who wont shut up about Diana. Diana is gone, and he was entitled to marry whoever he wants. If his sons can accept it and be happy for him, then the die hard Diana fan club should keep their mouths closed and do the same. Camilla has been demonised by the media at times, but I think she seems like a nice old girl. She and Charles are obviously devoted to each other, so let them get on with it I say!
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
I cant believe that Goldie Hawn is sixty. Seriously, she looks twenty years younger! Apparently, she credits her youthful appearance to meditation and yoga. I just wonder if there is a man in a white coat on standby to inject her with botox as she sits in the lotus position. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been partners for twenty two years and have raised four children together, which is pretty impressive by Hollywoods standards. They believe that their relationship is so strong because they never got married. There is probably a lot of truth in that!
Sting and Trudie Styler
I had to include these two because of their allegedly amazing sex life. They have been practicing and teaching tantric sex since 1999. From what I can gather it is sort of a mystical thing to do with ancient Eastern philosophy and it involves meditation and chanting and things. Anyway, point is that the sex can last for hours and gives the ladies multiple orgasms. Apparently Sting can get jiggy with it for ten hours at a time. Lucky Trudie.
Louise and Jamie Redknapp
These two make an amazingly attractive couple. Jamie has those chiselled good looks, and Louise is a naturally beautiful girl who would look fantastic without a scrap of make up. They could have ended up like Posh and Becks, but decided to keep their relationship and their marriage private as there was no glossy magazine deal for their wedding. In 2004 Louise gave birth to a little boy, after a four year struggle to have children, and they look like such a happy family. I bet she wouldnt swap places with Posh for a second.
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
These two have been dating since 1988 and they have two children together. It is another non-traditional younger man, older woman relationship that has stood the test of time. I read that they keep their Oscars in the bathroom, which must be interesting for guests when they have to relieve themselves! Robbins and Sarandon are well known in Hollywood for speaking out or issues ranging from the environment and human rights, to politics, AIDS and hunger. They have faced criticism for appearing unpatriotic because of their anti-war stance, which is very unfair. I think that they seem like really decent people.
Richard and Judy
They are one of the most famous couples in Britain, and however much you may love or hate them; you cant deny that they are still clearly devoted to each other after twenty years of marriage. Poor Judy is always so exasperated at her buffoon of a husband. He is often possessed by voices to say the most inappropriate thing at the most inappropriate time possible. I can remember cringing along with her while watching their Bill Clinton interview, as Richard compared his Tesco shop lifting incident to Clintons impeachment in an embarrassing attempt to empathise with the former President. It is no wonder her hands shake so much, being married to a man able to ask questions of colossal stupidity, while she attempts to dish out her own sweetness and wisdom. However, Im certain theyll grow old, er .older together.
Reece Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe
Reece met Ryan at her 21st birthday bash, and they married two years later. They have two children, and have been married for seven years. I think it is pretty impressive that theyve been together that long, considering how young they were when they wed, and their celebrity status. What a good looking couple they are too.
Steve and Terri Irwin
Im not sure if I believe in fate, soul mates or love at first sight, but these two people were absolutely made for each other. Terri met Steve at his zoo while she was on holiday in Australia. She was involved in wildlife conservation back in the states, so the two of them hit it off straight away. Eight months later they got married, and they filmed the first Crocodile Hunter documentary on their honeymoon. Steve and Terri were clearly devoted to each other, and if there was ever a match made in heaven, this was it. Sadly, their marriage was cut short by Steves untimely death in September.
And now for the self-absorbed, philandering attention seekers. Here are my pick of the worst celebrity couples, just for my own amusement!
Madonna and Guy Richie
If the rumours are true, then these two are about to adopt an African baby. I find this quite worrying. Any responsible person would take at least a year off work to help the poor little soul settle in to life in a new country with strange people, but I predict the baby will get passed around nannies as soon as the novelty has worn off. Madonna has always been a trend setter, and an African baby could become the latest must have accessory for her celebrity followers. All those celebs who followed suit and converted to Kabbalah overnight will soon be seen carrying little African babies around in special bags like the ones they use for those weird little rat dogs.
Posh and Becks
Who else could turn their marriage into a brand like Mars or Heinz? I cannot stand the hypocrisy of these two. They have courted publicity throughout their entire relationship. It isnt like they needed the money for those Hello wedding photos! They continue to market themselves with those hideous perfume ads where they had to airbrush a bum on for Posh. The Beckhams would not have the riches and finery that they love so much were it not for the media, yet they continually moan about the media intrusion into their lives! I wish they would shut up and disappear. If celebrities like Johnny Depp manage to live their lives away from the media spotlight, then so could the Beckhams. If they wanted to that is.
Jordan and Peter Andre
I dont think there is any aspect of their marriage that they would be unwilling to publicise. Surely billionaire Jordan doesnt need the money.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Ms Lopez makes a mockery of marriage, as she changes husbands as often as most women change their hairstyles. Every time she bleats on about how it is true love. Yeah, right. Another Zsa Zsa Gabor in the making I think. Shut up Jenny from the block, J-Lo or whoever you are this week.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is a beautiful young woman, and she is wasted on that poisonous alien-worshipping dwarf whose baby she has just given birth to. I think she needs to be rescued. We should send in Jack Bauer to get her, before she becomes completely brain washed.
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John might be a talented musician and multi-millionaire, but he behaves like a spoilt brat most of the time. David Furnish seems very normal by comparison, and has been with Elton for twelve years now. I suppose all that money must make Eltons tantrums easier to put up with.
Celebrities seem to change partners so often it is hard to know whether some of these couples are still together or not.
Posh and Becks have to be the number one given the fact that they probably have the most covers on Hello and OK magazine and are barely a week goes by that they do not feature in some paper or other. There are questions about their marriage being more of a business but I tend to think that there is some connection there.
Gavin Henderson and Charlotte Church are the rugby equivalent of posh and becks but in a much more chavtastic style as he looks a total Muppet with his fake tan and strange hair cut while she looks like a bit of a slapper that you see fighting outside Chicago Rock on a Friday night.
Tess Daley and Vernon Kaye are a really good looking couple who look as though they would be a lot of fun together as he has a really cheeky smile and she has a good sense of humour as well.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are another couple whose marriage is rumored to be in trouble and certainly being married to Madge has not helped his career much while she still seems able to churn out the occasional hit even if she is starting to look a bit like mutton trying to dress like lamb.
Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas was a strange union however so far it seems to be holding together despite the huge age difference and the fact that she is a beautiful woman and he resembles a prune that has to have a lot of plastic surgery.
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are an item after meeting on the set of their latest movie. When will these Hollywood people learn that working together non stop for a number of months in an intense environment does not make the best platform for a lasting relationship.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also met on a film set and that was the end of Brad and Jens wedding and now Ms Jolie has started producing baby Pitts rather than adopting kids from around the world, they certainly make a striking couple but the cynic in me says give in three years ad there will be tears and that is when I swoop in on Brad.
Cheryl Tweedy and Ashley Cole are a cut price version of Posh and Becks following their marriage at the weekend. Apparently he is now known as Cashley Cole due to his wage demands and the fact that he has written a book and sold the wedding pictures whilst she is a member of Girls Aloud.
Jude Law and Sienna Miller is one of those on again of again relationships as he could not keep his hands off the nanny or his ex-wife apparently, whether they are together or not at the moment I have no idea but they do make a nice couple.
Finally I will include the king and queen of daytime TV, Richard and Judy, they do look a strange couple as she looks old enough to be his aunt but they seem to have stood the test of time despite the rumours and her getting her boob out on national TV.
Hope you have enjoyed my top ten.
I am so fascinated by the world of celebrity and to be honest I am not sure why as I would hate their lives and the way they are as I just like the idea of having all of their money. Despite this though I still like reading up about them and finding out about what they are doing and more importantly who they are going out with. It has taken me a while to think of who my favourite celebrity couples are so here they are past and present my top ten.
10 Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.
I just couldnt help feeling just elated when I saw a photo of these two. It seemed so strange when they got together as she was just a small TV actress while he was a major movie star and I remember thinking go Jen when I found out about them. Then when they got married they seemed so blissfully happy that I actually did not think anything would happen to break that.
The reason I liked them is that they seemed like opposites and I basically think that they just looked like a sweet couple that could do no wrong. I think the Brad and Angelina coupling has an edge to them but when it was Brad and Jen they were simply sweet.
9 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
If there was a celebrity couple that I imagine enjoying a night with it would be these two. They always seem happy and I think they are a little bit mad really in the way they are in interviews because they take the mick out of each other all of the time. The other thing that is great about these two is that they are so honest with the public and they have never tried to hide that they are a couple.
8 Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Michael and Catherine received a lot of negative press when they first got together because of the age difference but they have stuck together and lasted which I think is great. I have to admit when I first found out about them I was a little bit surprised but now I think they are sweet and I have never even heard about them having an argument. I can see these two just being like your average couple as they do try their best to shy away from the limelight as you do not see them at every Hollywood party going. I like them because they seem normal and I do think they will last.
7 Victoria and David Beckham.
These two are hilarious. I love the way that Posh is just into herself and lets face it has not got much going for her apart from trying to be the most fashionable footballers wife out there and then David who is good at football but probably cant even spell it. Why do I love this couple? Well they are 100% devoted to each other which has been proved by the way they have stuck by each other although their relationship has been dogged by so many rumours. I genuinely do think they have a great relationship and lets face it they are entertaining because they love themselves so much.
6 Jordan and Peter Andre.
I love these two mainly because they let us. The thing with Peter and Jordan is that there is nothing about their relationship that they wouldnt tell us and that is why I love them. I know some people think they take it too far but all I see is that they are being 100% honest with everybody and are not afraid to let people know exactly how they feel about each other. To be honest I see these two as one of the most solid couples in the business as they just seem to love each other so much so for any of my list I would put my bets on these two to last the longest.
5 Helen and Paul from BB.
Ok I know they are not technically a celebrity couple but how great are Helen Adams and Paul Young. From the second they were on Big Brother they had the nation gripped with their sweet hand holding and constant talking about stuff. They are the original sweet couple and I think because they took their relationship slowly this is why it worked so well and that they fell in love so deeply.
I is such a shame though now as they have split up and I thought they would last forever. However they are remaining best friends which is sweet and I will still always remember them as one of the nicest and most devoted couples out there (well for about five years anyway).
4 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
This coupling definitely deserves a place in my list but to be honest it is not because I particularly like them but because I just think they are the strangest pairing ever. Ok the age gap doesnt bother me but the fact that Holmes is a sweet little girl who has been bought up on faith and believes in sex before marriage and then in comes Cruise a scientologist who has been divorced. Within what seemed to be a few months they were engaged and she was pregnant.
These two are a great celebrity coupling just for providing us with such entertainment and all I keep thinking is what could possible happen next?
3 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
I know this may seem like I am making such an obvious choice but I think these two make one hell of a couple. For one there is the way they got together leaving pure Jen in the past and then there is the small matter of hiding their relationship from the world. I think these two do actually suit each other though and that they are so pretty together it makes you want to scream.
Although I have to admit I wish they would just settle down so we could see some interviews and nice photos, I admire these two for all of the charity work they are doing and especially for just the way they are. I think it is amazing that they are adopting children from all over the world and how I would love to be a fly on the wall at their house.
2 Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
Seriously how unbelievably cute is this couple? Reese and Ryan seem like the ultimate American dream couple as they are both blonde and absolutely stunning to look at and very young. I admire this couple because although they have had problems at least they have admitted them and they have never tried to keep their relationship a secret instead being proud of being together which is how a relationship should be.
I think Ryan and Reese hopefully have a good chance of lasting a long long time and I hope they do as to be honest they seem like one of the more normal celebrity couplings. What I mean by this is that they prioritise their family and are only pictured doing quite normal things such as shopping.
1 Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett.
What a beautiful and sexy couple. The reason I am putting both of these at number one is that they are trying to keep their relationship as private as possible but they are still being totally open about how they feel with each other. Every single picture I have seen of the two of them together has been so happy and they genuinely look like they are having fun together and want the world to know about.
The problem with many of these celebrity couples is that they are a couple but never want to photographed together and spend most of their days hiding from us mere mortals but Johansson and Hartnett seem to be happy talking about each other as long as it does not go into detail and also do not care about being photographed and to top it off they are stunning looking. What a couple.
Ok that review took some doing as there are and has been so many celebrity pairings and love them or hate them you have to admit they are very entertaining.
Thanks for reading.