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Celebrity Couples When They First Debuted Versus Now


Normal couples have to figure out how to go Instagram official, but celebrity couples have to navigate red carpet debuts. From paparazzi shots to premiere plus-ones, these public appearances made by some of the most famous pairs of all time are iconic. How have these couples fared over the years? Check in and see how these famous duos look now compared to when they first stepped out together.


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

After meeting on the set of Legend’s music video, the couple made their debut at the singer’s birthday party at New York nightclub Merkato 55 in 2007. You probably know what they’re doing today (married, two kids, very in love), seeing as they’re one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list pairs.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

After much speculation about Prince Harry’s relationship with the Suits actress, the couple went to the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada together in 2017. In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior members of the royal family and moved to California.



Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

The model and singer’s first red carpet appearance was at the 2016 Met Gala. Flash forward five years, the on-again-off-again couple is navigating the world of diaper duty with their newborn daughter, Khai.



Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Jay-Z and Beyoncé worked together for a number of years before going public with their relationship. Their first outing as a romantic duo was a Knicks game in 2002—and they’ve been wowing the world with their couple pics ever since.



Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski made their couple debut at the 16th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Tribute in 2009. Since then, they’ve starred in projects together and welcomed two children.



Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and made things “red carpet official” in 1995 at the premiere of Devil in a Blue Dress. Today, they’re going strong but have been honest about past martial issues on Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.



Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

While the actress and singer’s loved-up red carpet appearances are a staple at awards shows today, they didn’t start until 2006 at the UNIFEM’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Since then, these two regularly prove that know their way around a red carpet.



David and Victoria Beckham

After dating for a year, Victoria and David Beckham’s big couple reveal was at a press conference announcing their engagement in 1998. More than 20 years later, they’re still icons.



Prince William and Kate Middleton

Rumors about Prince William’s relationship with his college flatmate were confirmed when the couple was photographed on vacation in Klosters, Switzerland in 2008. Three years later, they tied the knot in Westminster Abbey.



Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost

Scarlett Johansson and SNL writer Colin Jost confirmed their relationship in 2017 but didn’t walk the red carpet together until the 2018 premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. They privately tied the knot in 2020.



Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra caused a flurry when they attended the 2017 Met Gala together—even though they were just friends. A year later, they were spotted at an airport in New York together and have been an item ever since.



Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

Before they had an impressive 23-year marriage or famous offspring (we see you, Kaia Gerber), Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford made their red carpet debut at the Father’s Day premiere in 1997.



Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of The Green Lantern, but were both with different partners. By 2011 (the same year the movie came out), they were reportedly dating and secretly got married a year later in 2012. They now have three children.



Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas began dating the Game of Thrones actress in 2016—but they kept the world guessing for a long time before they confirmed they were together. Jonas and Turner were finally spotted holding hands at an airport in Paris in 2017 and returned to France for their wedding in 2019.



Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

It wasn’t until after Meryl Streep and Don Gummer got married that they walked a red carpet together for the first time at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979. The couple still keeps a relatively low-profile these days and has four children together.



Amal and George Clooney

It wasn’t until after they announced their engagement that Amal and George Clooney made their red carpet debut in 2014. The couple attended a black-tie benefit in Florence, Italy and tied the knot later that year. They welcomed twins in 2017.



Ciara and Russell Wilson

Ciara and Russell Wilson sparked relationship rumors when they attended a White House State Dinner together in 2015—not bad for a first date, no? They tied the knot in England a year later and have since welcomed two children together.



Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma

Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma took their relationship to the next level when they attended a party for SAG Award Nominees at the Chateau Marmont in 2017. They briefly split a few months later but got back together, are now married, and just welcomed their second daughter together.



Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky

This may be all the proof you need that Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky simply don’t age. Shortly after they said “I do” in 2010, they went to a LACMA event together. More than 10 years later, they look almost exactly the same.



Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met as coaches on The Voice. Their first joint appearance was at Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscars party in 2016. They got engaged in 2020 and are currently planning their wedding together.



Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

In 2007, Matthew McConaughey showed off his new girlfriend at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. They got married in 2012 and have three children together.



Justin and Hailey Bieber

After being friends for years, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber embarked on a PDA tour of New York City in the summer of 2018. A few months later, they tied the knot at the New York Marriage Bureau in the fall of 2018. They spent 2020 quarantining together and seem happier than ever.



Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

The Victoria’s Secret model and action star met at Coachella in 2010. A year later, they made their red carpet debut at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles.



Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine didn’t take their relationship to the red carpet level until after they got married. The couple began dating in 2012, got married in May 2014, and made their first joint appearance at the the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014.



Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie walked the red carpet together numerous times as costars, but it wasn’t until 2012 that their romance was confirmed. Since then, they’ve gotten married and welcomed a baby boy in 2021.



Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Salma Hayek began dating businessman François-Henri Pinault in 2006. Not long after their relationship went public, they attended an art exhibition in Venice, Italy together. They welcomed their daughter, Valentina, in 2007 and got married in 2009.



Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones lit up the red carpet at the premiere of Entrapment in Scotland in 1999. The couple got married a year later and are still just as stunning together in front of the camera.




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