This list of famous people who married their high school sweethearts is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Celebrities are not exactly known for long-lasting relationships, but this list is about to add some nuance to that stereotype. This compilation of couples ranges from athletes, to politicians, to actors, to musicians, who started dating when they were teenagers.
Nothing is cuter than celebrities marrying their high school sweethearts. For proof, look at any photo of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and his wife of 40 years, Cheryl Alley. If that’s not adorable enough for you, then check out Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels’s romantic history (hint: it consists of one woman he probably met in 6th period homeroom). Rapper Snoop Dogg might talk a lot of talk about hooking up with randos, but the truth is, he put a ring on the finger of a girl he met back when he was Calvin Broadus at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach.
Check out the list below for other adorable famous Hollywood couples. These celebrities saw something they liked way back when, and even fame couldn’t tear them apart (well… for the most part anyway).
Eminem & Kim Scott
Eminem (Marshall Mathers) and Kim Scott met in high school at ages 15 and 13. Kim and her twin sister, Dawn, lived with the future rapper and his mother for a while as teenagers. The couple began dating, and their daughter, Hailie, was born in 1995. They married in 1999, divorced in 2001, remarried each other in 2006, and filed for a second divorce four months later.
Sarah Palin & Todd Palin
Sarah Palin, born Sarah Heath, met her future husband Todd when they were both attending Wasilla High School in the early-1980s. They eloped in 1988 and now have five children and two grandchildren.
LeBron James & Savannah Brinson
LeBron James met his future wife Savannah Brinson when they were both attending St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. After many years of dating, the couple got married in 2013. They have two children together.
Ron Howard & Cheryl Alley
Ron Howard met his future wife Cheryl Alley when they were attending John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. The couple married in 1975 which Ron was 21 and Cheryl was 22. They have four children together, including Bryce Dallas Howard who appeared in “The Help.”
Paula Patton & Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke first met Paula Patton at an under-21 club in Los Angeles. He was 14 at the time and she was 16. Two years later they began dating. The couple married in 2005, but they separated in 2014. Their son Julian Fuego Thicke was born in 2010.
Bono & Ali Stewart
Bono, born Paul David Hewson, first met his future wife Ali Stewart when they were both attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, Ireland. The couple married on August 21, 1982 when Bono was 22 and Stewart was 21. They have four children together.
Snoop Dogg & Shante Taylor
Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., met his future wife Shante Taylor when he was attending Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. The couple married in 1997, but the split in 2004. They decided to give it another go and renewed their vows in 2008. They have three children together.
Mitt Romney & Ann Romney
Mitt Romney first met his future wife Ann Davies when he was attending Cranbrook School and she was attending Kingswood School. They were engaged around the time of Romney’s graduation in 1965. The couple got married in 1969 when Mitt was 22 and Ann was 18. They have five children together and 18 grandchildren.
LL Cool J & Simone Smith
LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith, first met his future wife Simone Smith when he was a teen. They got married in 1995 when he was 19 and she was 17. The couple has four children together.
Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley
Jon Bon Jovi met his future wife Dorothea Hurley when they were both in high school. The couple secretly married during Bon Jovi’s the The New Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989. They have four children together.
Misha Collins & Victoria Vantoch
Misha Collins first met his future wife Victoria Vantoch when he was attending Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Massachusetts. The couple married in 2001 when he was 27 years old. They have two children together.
Elizabeth Warren & Jim Warren
Elizabeth Warren, born Elizabeth Herring, left George Washington University after two years so that she could marry her high school sweetheart Jim Warren in 1968. The couple divorced in 1978 and Elizabeth has been married to Bruce Mann since 1980.
Tyler Posey and Seana Gorlick
Tyler Posey first met his future wife Seana Gorlick when he was attending Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California. The couple married in 2014 when Tyler was 22 and Seana was 23.
Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Treado
Jeff Daniels first met his future wife Kathleen Treado when he was attending high school in Chelsea, Michigan. The couple married when Jeff was 24 years old. They have three children together.
Joey Fatone & Kelly Baldwin
Joey Fatone married his on-again, off-again girlfriend of 12 years Kelly Baldwin in 2004. He was 27 years old when they tied the knot. The couple have two children together Kloey Alexandra (born 2010) and Briahna Joely (born 2001), whose godfather is Lance Bass.
Ja Rule & Aisha Murray
Ja Rule married his high school sweetheart Aisha Murray in 2001, when he was 25 years old. The couple have three children together: Brittany (born 1995), Jeff Atkins Jr. (born 2000), and Jordan Atkins (born 2004).
Mariano Rivera & Clara Rivera
Mariano Rivera first met his future wife Clara when he was in elementary school in Panama. They got married in 1991 when Marian was 22 years old. The couple has three children together.
Russell Wilson & Ashton Meem Wilson
Russell Wilson first met his future wife Ashton Meem when he was in high school, but the couple didn’t marry until 2012. They announced their plans to divorce just two years later. The couple do not have any children together, but they have three dogs.
Mike Mussina & Jana McKissick
Mike Mussina first met his future wife Jana McKissick when he was attending Montoursville Area High School in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. The couple married in 1997 when Mike was 29 years old and Jana was 35. They have two children together and Mike also adopted his step-daughter Kyra, who is Jana’s from a previous marriage.
Heather Morris & Taylor Hubbell
Glee star Heather Morris married her high school sweetheart, Taylor Hubbell, in Los Angeles. Morris was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and went to Desert Mountain High School. A year before the wedding, the couple welcomed a son named Elijah.
Anthony Mackie & Sheletta Chapital
Captain America star Anthony Mackie married his longtime girlfriend, Sheletta Chapital, in December 2014. The two first met in grade school when they were seven years old and have two kids together.