19 Celebrity Couples on How They First Met

Love is alive!

Good ol' fashioned love stories aren't just regulated to the big screen. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see how paths collided for these celebrity couples.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have been relatively hush-hush about their relationship until Williams announced their engagement in a Reddit post, telling us that he proposed in the same place they first met ("by accident") in Rome. 

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<p>Chrissy Teigen and John Legend met on the set of his music video "Stereo" in 2007. She told <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/chrissy-teigen-naked-bathtub-cosmopolitan-pictures-2014284" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Cosmopolitan</em></a>,&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span>"I'm not going to lie. We hooked up," she admitted. "[When he went on tour] I left him by himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">There's so much more out there</em>. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, 'What are we?' Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him."</p>
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend met on the set of his music video "Stereo" in 2007. She told Cosmopolitan"I'm not going to lie. We hooked up," she admitted. "[When he went on tour] I left him by himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There's so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, 'What are we?' Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him."

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<p>Leighton Meester and Adam Brody originally met on the set of <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">The Oranges</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> in 2011, but sparks didn't fly between the two until two years&nbsp;later after filming <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Lift Partners&nbsp;</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">in 2013.</span></span>&nbsp;</p>
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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody originally met on the set of The Oranges in 2011, but sparks didn't fly between the two until two years later after filming Lift Partners in 2013. 

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<p>Zayn Malik told the <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/zayn-malik-on-wooing-gigi-hadid-megastardom-and-facing-his-demons-a3385611.html" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Evening&nbsp;Standard</a>&nbsp;</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">that he initially met Gigi Hadid at a Victoria's Secret party after recognizing her from a photo—and that he asked her out on a date. Sparks flew during their date at The Bowery Hotel's restaurant, Gemma.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">"She's a very intelligent woman. She knows how to carry herself. She's quite classy and that. She's not, like, arrogant in any way, she's confident. She carries it well. She's cool," he gushed.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span></p>
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik told the Evening Standard that he initially met Gigi Hadid at a Victoria's Secret party after recognizing her from a photo—and that he asked her out on a date. Sparks flew during their date at The Bowery Hotel's restaurant, Gemma. 

"She's a very intelligent woman. She knows how to carry herself. She's quite classy and that. She's not, like, arrogant in any way, she's confident. She carries it well. She's cool," he gushed. 

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<p>Jada Pinkett Smith told <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><a href="http://www.yourtango.com/2007230/the-joy-of-being-jada" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">YourTango</a></em>, "I met him when I was 19 at an audition for&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</em>. After we had known each other for many years, we went out for dinner one night [with mutual friends] and I saw that he had grown from this lanky kid to this really responsible man. We started courting each other and our friendship turned into&nbsp;romance."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith told YourTango, "I met him when I was 19 at an audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After we had known each other for many years, we went out for dinner one night [with mutual friends] and I saw that he had grown from this lanky kid to this really responsible man. We started courting each other and our friendship turned into romance."

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<p>It's hard to believe that the gorgeous model,Gisele Bündchen, and NFL hunk, Tom Brady<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">, would have any problems in the dating department—but they&nbsp;actually met on a blind date!&nbsp;Clearly it was a match made in heaven and the couple tied the knot in 2009.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

It's hard to believe that the gorgeous model,Gisele Bündchen, and NFL hunk, Tom Brady, would have any problems in the dating department—but they actually met on a blind date! Clearly it was a match made in heaven and the couple tied the knot in 2009. 

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<p>Chyna revealed in a <a href="http://people.com/tv/rob-kardashian-and-blac-chyna-reveal-how-they-met/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Facebook Live</a> that she actually met Rob Kendall Jenner's 16th birthday party.&nbsp;</p><p>"Me and Rob, we actually met at Kendall's sweet 16. It was Kendall's, right? At Six Flags...The weirdest thing now like looking back at pictures, we was like winning prizes together and sitting on the ride like close to each other."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

Chyna revealed in a Facebook Live that she actually met Rob Kendall Jenner's 16th birthday party. 

"Me and Rob, we actually met at Kendall's sweet 16. It was Kendall's, right? At Six Flags...The weirdest thing now like looking back at pictures, we was like winning prizes together and sitting on the ride like close to each other."

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<p>Lovebirds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> met on set while filming&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">The Last Song</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> in 2009 and were on and off until their engagement in 2012. But things got a bit rocky with the couple calling it quits in 2013, before rekindled their romance (and engagement)&nbsp;in 2016.</span></span></p>
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Lovebirds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met on set while filming The Last Song in 2009 and were on and off until their engagement in 2012. But things got a bit rocky with the couple calling it quits in 2013, before rekindled their romance (and engagement) in 2016.

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<p><a href="http://popcrush.com/justin-timberlake-relationship-jessica-biel/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Justin Timberlake met &nbsp;Jessica Biel</a>&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">through mutual friends.&nbsp;</span>"I did it the old fashioned way—by telephone. That's something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather—that there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn't have to die with the birth of the Internet," Timberlake said. (Gentlemen, pay attention!) "The way I see it, if you're asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed."</p>
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake met  Jessica Biel through mutual friends. "I did it the old fashioned way—by telephone. That's something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather—that there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn't have to die with the birth of the Internet," Timberlake said. (Gentlemen, pay attention!) "The way I see it, if you're asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed."

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<p>Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> met on the set of&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">I Know What You Did Last Summer</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">, but didn't start dating until three years after the fact. Their first date was actually an accident.&nbsp;"We had made plans for dinner with a mutual friend and the person canceled,"&nbsp;Gellar told <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em"><a href="http://people.com/archive/cover-story-viva-el-amor-vol-58-no-14/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">People</a></em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span>. "We decided to have dinner anyway and never looked back."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span></span></p>
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Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.

Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer, but didn't start dating until three years after the fact. Their first date was actually an accident. "We had made plans for dinner with a mutual friend and the person canceled," Gellar told People. "We decided to have dinner anyway and never looked back."

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<p>For Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> their on-screen love started with an innocent kiss on the set of&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">That '70s Show</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">, but their IRL relationship didn't blossom until Ashton's split with Demi Moore in 2011 and Mila's with&nbsp;Macaulay Culkin<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">. Sparks flew once Mila saw Ashton at an awards show.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">Kunis told <a href="https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/7/19/ashton-mila-love-story-started-awkward-kiss-and-blossomed-so-much-more/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Howard Stern</a>, "So I see this guy and I see his back and he's really tall and then [Kutcher] just turns around and it was literally like if we were in a movie, the music would start playing...I&nbsp;think that he, for the first time ever, took my breath away."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span></span></span></p>
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

For Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher their on-screen love started with an innocent kiss on the set of That '70s Show, but their IRL relationship didn't blossom until Ashton's split with Demi Moore in 2011 and Mila's with Macaulay Culkin. Sparks flew once Mila saw Ashton at an awards show. 

Kunis told Howard Stern, "So I see this guy and I see his back and he's really tall and then [Kutcher] just turns around and it was literally like if we were in a movie, the music would start playing...I think that he, for the first time ever, took my breath away."

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<p>Jennifer Aniston met&nbsp;Justin Theroux<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> on the set of&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Tropic Thunder</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">. She told <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Jennifer-Aniston-Paul-Rudd-Wanderlust-Interview-Video-21812462" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">PopSugar</a>,&nbsp;"I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice. But I remember thinking he was very dark. At first you think he could be like a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span></span></p>
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston met Justin Theroux on the set of Tropic Thunder. She told PopSugar, "I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice. But I remember thinking he was very dark. At first you think he could be like a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world."

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<p>Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes credit for setting up&nbsp;Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, telling James Corden on&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">The Late Late Show&nbsp;</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">that he introduced the pair when they were at a party together. When Sofia's relationship went south with Nick Loeb, Joe was there to sweep&nbsp;the <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Modern Family</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> star off her feet.</span></span>&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">"&nbsp;Joe—like immediately, the moment it was out in the world—called me and was like: 'I need her number,' " Ferguson&nbsp;<a href="http://people.com/tv/sofia-vergara-met-fiance-joe-manganiello-through-her-costar-jesse-tyler-ferguson/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">said</a>. "And then I called Sofia and I was like: 'Can I give Joe your number?' And she was like, 'Ay, no!'—but like, wanting me to give the number—like, 'Oh no, you go ahead, okay, okay.' And so I did the number exchange and he took over from there!"<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes credit for setting up Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, telling James Corden on The Late Late Show that he introduced the pair when they were at a party together. When Sofia's relationship went south with Nick Loeb, Joe was there to sweep the Modern Family star off her feet. 

" Joe—like immediately, the moment it was out in the world—called me and was like: 'I need her number,' " Ferguson said. "And then I called Sofia and I was like: 'Can I give Joe your number?' And she was like, 'Ay, no!'—but like, wanting me to give the number—like, 'Oh no, you go ahead, okay, okay.' And so I did the number exchange and he took over from there!"

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<p>Things got heated between Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> while playing love interests in the movie<em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"> Step Up</em> in 2005. They have been inseparable ever since and went on to marry in 2009.</span></p>
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Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum

Things got heated between Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum while playing love interests in the movie Step Up in 2005. They have been inseparable ever since and went on to marry in 2009.

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<p>Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were actually good friends for years before they both got together in 2012. Actually, they initially met when Kim&nbsp;was working&nbsp;as Brandy's assistant in 2004 (Yes, *that* Brandy.) Kanye and Brandy were recording the track "Talk About Our Love," and Kim and Kanye's&nbsp;friendship blossomed from there. They went on to to get married in 2014.</p>
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were actually good friends for years before they both got together in 2012. Actually, they initially met when Kim was working as Brandy's assistant in 2004 (Yes, *that* Brandy.) Kanye and Brandy were recording the track "Talk About Our Love," and Kim and Kanye's friendship blossomed from there. They went on to to get married in 2014.

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<p>Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> met on the set of <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">The Green Lantern&nbsp;</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">and actually happened to go on a date inadvertently.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p>Reynolds told <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em"><a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/738863/ryan-reynolds-opens-up-about-his-very-first-date-with-blake-lively-and-fatherhood-i-truly-worship-that-kid" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Entertainment Weekly's&nbsp; SiriusXM Radio</a></em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/738863/ryan-reynolds-opens-up-about-his-very-first-date-with-blake-lively-and-fatherhood-i-truly-worship-that-kid"> SiriusXM Radio</a>,&nbsp;</span>"We were buddies then. I remember it was funny because for about a year after&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em">Green Lantern&nbsp;</em>had come and gone and all that stuff we were both single," he said. "We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl."</p><p>"That was the most awkward date for our respective dates probably because we were just like fireworks coming across," Reynolds revealed, laughing. "It was weird at first but we were buddies for a long time. I think it's the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends."</p>
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of The Green Lantern and actually happened to go on a date inadvertently. 

Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly's  SiriusXM RadioSiriusXM Radio"We were buddies then. I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff we were both single," he said. "We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl."

"That was the most awkward date for our respective dates probably because we were just like fireworks coming across," Reynolds revealed, laughing. "It was weird at first but we were buddies for a long time. I think it's the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends."

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<p>David Beckham knew he was going to marry&nbsp;Victoria Beckham<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> when he first saw her in a Spice Girl's music video. Victoria opened up when she first fell for the soccer player at a Manchester Lounge, <a href="http://www.etonline.com/news/197133_victoria_beckham_opens_up_about_the_moment_she_fell_for_david_beckham_love_at_first_sight_does_exist/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">writing a note to her teenage self she said</a>, "While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He's going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)" They later went on to get married&nbsp;in 1999.</span></p>
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

David Beckham knew he was going to marry Victoria Beckham when he first saw her in a Spice Girl's music video. Victoria opened up when she first fell for the soccer player at a Manchester Lounge, writing a note to her teenage self she said, "While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He's going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)" They later went on to get married in 1999.

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<p>Music's First Family actually met when they collaborated on the set of the "Crazy In Love" music video in 2003, and eventually married in 2008.&nbsp;</p>
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Beyoncé and Jay Z

Music's First Family actually met when they collaborated on the set of the "Crazy In Love" music video in 2003, and eventually married in 2008. 

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<p>Anna Faris and Chris Pratt<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> met on the set of&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Take Me Home Tonight</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> in 2007.</span></span></p><p>"We met making this movie and we fell in love during that time," Faris told <a href="http://abc7.com/archive/7995241/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">OnTheRedCarpet.com</a>&nbsp;at the premiere. "And now we're married. So this is a pretty spectacular moment for us, to be able to come to this movie that we met on and fell in love making, so it's kinda neat."</p>
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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007.

"We met making this movie and we fell in love during that time," Faris told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere. "And now we're married. So this is a pretty spectacular moment for us, to be able to come to this movie that we met on and fell in love making, so it's kinda neat."

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