Famous couples who have worked together
We love seeing Hollywood couples collaborate with each another! Wonderwall.com is taking a look at our favorite celebrity couples who’ve famously worked together… starting with these guys… Taylor Swift’s longtime love, actor Joe Alwyn, co-wrote several songs with her that appeared on her 2020 albums “folklore” and evermore” — “exile” and “betty” on the former, and “evermore,” “champagne problems” and “coney island” on the latter. But he did it using the alias William Bowery. Taylor finally confirmed Joe and William are one and the same in November 2020 in her “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” documentary, in which she gushed, “Joe plays piano beautifully. He’s always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things.” She also thanked him in her speech when “folklore” won album of the year at the 2021 Grammys. “Joe is the first person I play every single song that I write, and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she said. It turns out Joe earned a Grammy too that night: In April 2021, the Recording Academy confirmed that the British actor, as a co-writer, is getting his own trophy to match Taylor’s. Bookends, anyone?
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who tied the knot in 2010 and now have two daughters, co-starred in the 2018 horror flick “A Quiet Place,” which the former star of “The Office” also directed. John directs and stars alongside his wife once again in the highly anticipated May 2021 sequel “A Quiet Place Part II.”
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In 2016, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard both voiced characters on “Terrific Trucks,” a children’s television series. Collaborating is among their “favorite ways to spend time together,” the actor told People magazine. “Mainly I’m jealous of my wife’s outstanding voice-over career and I’m really trying to bite at her heels. That’s the one thing she’s really got me on — well, there’s a few things, but that’s certainly one of them.” The “Frozen” franchise voice actress shared the same sentiment about working with her hubbie. “I love working with my husband, I do it whenever I can,” she said. “But I rarely work in a playing field where I have a leg up over him, because he’s a really good writer-director-actor, and I’m just a decent actor. I’m a passable actor. So it was great to see him be a little hesitant and look to me and be like, ‘Did I do that right?’ … It was nice to see his confidence waver ever so slightly to remind me that he’s human and not perfect and good at everything!” They’ve also worked together on 2010’s “When in Rome,” 2012’s “Hit and Run” and other projects including a series of commercials for Samsung.
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In 2015, Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg came together to film “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong,” in which they both star. Upon reading the script, the couple instantly felt connected to the material. “We were like, ‘Wow, this is kind of similar to how we meet in real life,'” the actress told People magazine in 2016. “Because it’s all about missed opportunities and just right timing, right? So you meet somebody who really piques your interest, but you’re in a relationship and so you put things off and then you run into each other again.” Similarly, in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” in 2015, Bryan gushed about what it was like to work with his then-fiancée. “It was fun! She’s such a great actress,” he said. “We help each other all the time with auditions and stuff. So I’m used to it. I don’t know, she might have been a little more freaked out than I was. I was really into it. She suggested that we get separate hotel rooms when we shoot just to build the chemistry, which annoyed me but I think it worked.”
Beyonce and JAY-Z first collaborated on the 2002 song “’03 Bonnie and Clyde.” The rapper was then featured on Bey’s first single as a solo artist, 2003’s “Crazy in Love.” Five years later, they tied the knot. They’ve collaborated countless times since then. In 2018, they finally released a joint album — “Everything Is Love” — and hit the road on their second co-headlining stadium tour.
Cher and Sonny Bono collaborated on practically everything during their marriage of 11 years: music, movies, TV shows and parenthood. (They have a son, Chaz Bono). In 2017, Cher told Vegas magazine that “marriage was the least important thing” she and her late ex-husband did together.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith met in 1994 when she auditioned for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (she didn’t get the part) and were friends for years before taking their relationship to the next level. The duo, who wed in 1997, now share two children — Jaden Smith and Willow Smith — and run the production company Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced several of Will’s films including 2001’s “Ali,” in which he starred as Muhammad Ali. Jada, meanwhile, portrayed the famed boxer’s first wife, Sonji Roi.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton started dating in 2015 after connecting on season 9 of “The Voice” following her split from Gavin Rossdale and his divorce from Miranda Lambert. The country crooner has served as a judge on every season of the singing competition show while the No Doubt frontwoman has appeared on five seasons of the NBC hit. While promoting season 17 in late 2019, Gwen said she elt “pretty lucky” to be able to work with her “best friend Blakey.” Said Blake, “I always love having Gwen on the show. … She literally makes my day 100% better.” In addition to their work on “The Voice,” the duo — who got engaged in 2020 — also collaborated on 2016’s “Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” the 2017 holiday jam “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and the 2020 singles “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.”
Hollywood couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher famously worked together on “That ’70s Show” long before they ever fell in love. Years later, they briefly worked together once they were a couple — but according to the actress, she doesn’t plan to share the screen with her husband again anytime soon. “Probably not going to happen,” Mila told “Sunday Today” in 2018. “I can’t look at him and not be like, ‘What are you doing?’ It’s like a weird — no, no, it’s weird,” she said. The couple had difficulty getting through a scene together in 2014 when Mila guest starred on Ashton’s show “Two and a Half Men.” “I was like, ‘Oh, I see you acting!’ Like, I can catch it. And he looked at me and he was like, ‘What’s that face you make?'” she said. “I was like, ‘We can’t do this. We can’t be together in a scene.'”
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty first connected while shooting 1991’s “Bugsy.” A year after the biographical crime drama debuted, they tied the knot. They’ve collaborated twice more since then. First, the parents of four portrayed lovers in the 1994 drama “Love Affair.” More than two decades later, Warren directed his wife in 2016’s “Rules Don’t Apply.”
Spanish couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who tied the knot in 2010 and share two children, have a prolific working relationship: They’ve co-starred in several films together including 1992’s “Jamón Jamón,” 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” 2013’s “The Counselor,” 2017’s “Loving Pablo” and, most recently, 2018’s “Everybody Knows.”
Prior to tying the knot in July 2010, singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and record producer Swizz Beatz — who share sons Egypt and Genesis — were known to collaborate musically. After they fell in love, Swizz produced a number of Alicia’s tracks including “Put It In a Love Song” and “New Day.” They co-produced “Million Dollar Bill,” a song written by Alicia for the late Whitney Houston.
During their romantic partnership of more than a decade, Tim Burton directed Helena Bonham Carter in several major films including “Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Dark Shadows.”
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz famously co-starred on “I Love Lucy” for six seasons between 1951 and 1957. Three years after their sitcom came to an end, so too did their marriage of 20 years. In addition to the show, the pair also shared two children and a production company, Desilu Productions.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos started dating after he was cast as her love interest on “All My Children” back in 1995. They eloped in Las Vegas in 1996 and now share three children, as well as a production company, Milojo, which is named after their offspring: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. Mark occasionally drops by Kelly’s daytime talk show, “Live! With Kelly and Ryan,” to co-host, and in 2019, she guest starred on an episode of his show “Riverdale.”
Cardi B and Offset, who secretly tied the knot in 2017, have collaborated on countless tracks together including his song “Clout,” the Migos single “MotorSport” and her songs “Lick” and “Drip.”
Dave Franco and Alison Brie had a huge 2017. Two films in which they both appeared — “The Disaster Artist” and “The Little Hours” — debuted that year. It’s also the year they became husband and wife. The “GLOW” actress then starred in her husband’s directorial debut, the 2020 thriller “The Rental.”
Ben Falcone has directed Melissa McCarthy in several films in which she’s starred including 2014’s “Tammy,” 2016’s “The Boss” and 2018’s “Life of the Party.” Ben — who directed his wife again in the 2020 film “Superintelligence” and 2021’s “Thunder Force” — has also made cameos in most of Melissa’s movies, from “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat” to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Spy.” The duo, who run a production company together, tied the knot in 2005 and have two daughters.
John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono, who married in 1969, released several albums together over the course of their relationship. Their most popular collaboration is the 1969 anti-war song “Give Peace a Chance.”
Ben Stiller met future wife Christine Taylor while directing and starring in a 1999 pilot for a show called “Heat Vision and Jack” that never made it to the small screen. The duo, who tied the knot in 2001, went on to star in several comedies together including “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and “Zoolander.”
Judd Apatow knew instantly that he’d eventually marry Leslie Mann. The writer-director-producer once told ELLE magazine that after they met when she auditioned for his 1996 movie “The Cable Guy,” he said, “There goes the future Mrs. Apatow.” They tied the knot a year after the dark comedy debuted. Since then, Leslie has starred in many of her husband’s hit movies, from “Knocked Up” and “This Is 40” to “Funny People” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Leslie told The New York Times that their successful partnership is always a collaborative effort: “I’m not just the girl who’s in Judd’s movie. I’m giving much more. It’s such a collaboration. If I wasn’t here, it wouldn’t exist in the way it does.”
Country darlings Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — who’ve been married since 1996 and share children Gracie, Maggie and Audrey — collaborated on numerous tracks including “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me,” “Meanwhile Back at Mamas” and “It’s Your Love.” They fell in love when Faith opened for Tim early in their careers and have since done three joint “Soul2Soul” tours in 2000, 2006-2007 and 2017-2018.
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson fell in love when she directed him in the 2009 John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy.” In spite of a 24-year age difference, the couple married in 2012. She’s directed him once more since then — in the James Frey biopic “A Million Little Pieces,” which hit theaters in 2019.
Former “True Blood” co-stars Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are no strangers to working together. “It’s not as awkward as you would think,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly in 2014 of filming steamy scenes with other men in front of her husband (with whom she also filmed sex scenes when their characters were a couple). “If you were to picture the perfect day at work for your spouse, would that be it? Probably not, but this is just kind of how it’s always been. So it doesn’t feel bizarre.” Stephen also directed Anna, with whom he shares twins Poppy and Charlie, in 2018’s “The Parting Glass.” They both also appeared in the thriller “Open House,” which came out in 2010 — the same year they married.
Johnny Cash and wife June Carter Cash released six albums before and during their marriage of more than three decades, which came to an end when June died in May 2003. June is responsible for what’s arguably her husband’s biggest hit: She co-wrote “Ring of Fire,” which he later popularized.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell first teamed up in 1968’s “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band,” but they didn’t start a romantic relationship until they reunited on the set of the 1984 flick “Swing Shift.” They teamed up again in the 1987 romantic comedy “Overboard” and, more recently, in Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles” film series in which they play Santa and Mrs. Claus.The pair have one son together — actor Wyatt Russell. Kurt also raised Goldie’s children from a previous marriage: actors Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes first connected while shooting the 2013 drama “The Place Beyond the Pines.” She then starred in his directorial debut: 2015’s “Lost River.” The extremely private pair have also collaborated on two daughters: Esmeralda and Amada.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met and fell in love on the set of the 2005 action flick “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Ten years and six children later, they reunited on the big screen in “By The Sea,” which she wrote and directed. A year after the film debuted, she filed for divorce.
Brigitte Bardot was just 18 when she married French filmmaker Roger Vadim in 1952 — the same year she made her feature film debut. The blonde beauty starred in her husband’s directorial debut, 1956’s “…And God Created Woman,” before their infidelity-plagued union came to an end in 1957. The end of their marriage was not the end of their working relationship though — they continued making movies together for years after they called it quits.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met and fell in love when they co-starred in the 2006 dance film “Step Up.” The talented actors married in 2009, welcomed a daughter and co-starred in 2011’s “10 Years” before calling it quits in early 2018.
Evan Peters and Emma Roberts met while filming 2013’s “Adult World” and were dating by the time she started appearing on the third season of his anthology series “American Horror Story.” Their relationship blossomed while they lived in New Orleans shooting “Coven” together. “It’s really amazing. You’re at set and you’re in a city that you don’t really know that well. It’s nice to have your best friend there to go to dinner with and check out the city,” Evan told People magazine. After some ups and downs, the young couple finally called off their romance for good in early 2019.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have been married since 2010 and share three children. They played husband and wife in the 2018 war drama “12 Strong” — their first project together. “We didn’t have to form any chemistry or bond; that came pretty easily and naturally, as you could expect,” the Australian actor told Popsugar.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone started dating after shooting 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.” They worked together again on the 2014 sequel and were off and on for several more years after that before finally calling it quits for good.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen started dating in 2002 and tied the knot in 2010 after an engagement of six years. The duo, who have three kids together, finally shared the big screen in the 2016 comedy “The Brothers Grimsby.”
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys fell in love playing KGB spies on the FX drama “The Americans.” They took their relationship to the next level in 2013 and welcomed a son together in 2016.
One of the most surprising celebrity couples in recent years? Hollywood ‘it’ girl Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky, who’s more than 20 years her senior. They dated for more than a year after he directed her in his controversial drama “mother!” Jen later admitted that their different ways of dealing with criticism of their film might have played a part in their late-2017 breakup. “Normally, I promote a movie, ask people to go see it, and then it’s just out of your hands. I normally just kind of let it go,” she said during an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series. “Dating the director was different. We’d be on the [press] tour together, I’d come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie. He comes back from the tour, and that’s all he wants to talk about and I get it. It’s his baby. He wrote it. He conceived it. He directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner, while also being like, Can I please, for the love of God, not think about ‘mother!’ for one second?”
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