Ah, celebrity couples. There are so many categories when it comes to love among the famous.
Young, new, short-term, long-term, rebound, dreamy, dramatic and—one that seems to come up a lot—former.
Relationships in various levels of peril, from Twitter feuds to messy or shocking divorces, tend to suck up most of the headline oxygen, with leftover space going to people dating, getting married or having children. And while most couples comprised of actors, directors, artists and basically any kind of "personality" will garner at least one of these at some point—because not a lot sneaks through the cracks these days—some are just so undramatically ensconced with one another that it doesn't occur to the wider world to peek behind the curtain.
Just this week, when E! News confirmed Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song quietly welcomed their first child together—a son named Dakota Song Culkin—it wasn't just the baby news that had fans shocked, the couple having kept the pregnancy a secret. But rather, the reminder that private pair were even, well, a pair.
So today, we're pulling back the curtain to to give a modicum of spotlight to partnerships that have simply existed in our midst, going along normally as if they don't involve one of the stars of the highest-rated show on TV or your favorite British dames.
Be prepared to be startled, pleasantly surprised and otherwise comforted by these notable pairings:
Even when they aren't the kind of couple always being followed by paparazzi, or setting the Internet ablaze with a single cryptic Instagram post...
It is indeed nice to know that a significant other who's in the same business just gets it.
(Originally published Aug. 18, 2020, at 7 a.m. PT)