Love, they say, has no bounds; it can happen to anyone. This statement also applies to Hollywood celebrities. We all know that popular actors’ lives are constantly scrutinised by the media. As a result, if they marry someone from industry, the media barrier doubles, as opposed to if they married someone from outside of B-town. Proving that love knows no star-power, here are some popular actors who married non-famous people and found happiness:
1. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
When Matt Damon met his wife, he was in the midst of shooting for the 2003 comedy ‘Stuck on You’ in Miami. Luciana Barroso worked as a bartender at the place where he and his castmates were drinking. Damon told Ellen Degeneres on her chat show in 2011 that he “literally saw [Barroso] across a crowded room” and that their meeting seemed like destiny. In 2021, the pair, parents of 4 daughters, enjoyed their 16th wedding anniversary. Damon has said that one of the secrets to their happy relationship is that both of them have made a pact to never stay away for more than 2 weeks.
2. Chris O’Donnell and Caroline Fentress
The award-winning actor and his wife have a great relationship. Caroline Fentress was a teacher when she encountered the love of her life. They connected through Caroline’s brother, who was also Chris’ college roommate, and married three years later. For the past twenty-four years, they have been happily wedded. Fentress spends the majority of her time looking after her five children and supporting her spouse by joining him on red carpet events.
3. Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
In 2013, the Guardians of the Galaxy actress married Italian artist Marco Perego. While there’s no denying that the two make a stunning couple, very few people know that Marco actually comes from humble beginnings. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a waiter. Before a leg injury, Marco had a professional career as a soccer player. The cutest part? When they got married, both of them graciously adopted each other’s surnames, giving her the name Zoe Saldana-Perego and him the name Marco Perego-Saldana.
4. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Actress Jessica Alba married film producer Cash Warren in 2008. Alba claims she felt an instant connection to her future husband when she met him on the set of the film “Fantastic Four” in 2004. Warren was employed as a production assistant at that time and she was playing Sue Storm in the movie. The couple, who have three children now, continue to brag about one another on social media.
5. Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano
You can fairly marry any guy you desire when you’re Wonder Woman and one of the most popular actors in the world. Gal Gadot was destined for a career in action films, with her history of two-year armed forces experience, which helped her perform her own stunts. What about her marriage, though? She choose Yaron Versano, a real estate developer who works alongside his brother, as her ideal man. “He told me on our second date he was serious and wasn’t going to wait more than two years to ask me to marry him. Fast-forward two years; he proposed”, Gal told Glamour.