When picking a lifelong mate, it might be useful to take a really close look in the mirror. 

A new German study has found evidence to support the ongoing claims that people are attracted to those who are just like them—looks included. 

The experiment was based on how a group of men and women responded to videos of women based on the looks on their faces. They were asked to evaluate how each woman was feeling according to her facial expression. Next, the men and women were asked if they wanted to meet any of the women they studied and to rate their level of interest.

According to brain scans conducted on the study group throughout the process, the more they felt they understood how the women were feeling, the more they were attracted to them, thereby supporting the notion that similarities attract.

The new research backs up all of the mounting studies that suggest we essentially have the hots for ourselves. In 2010, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reported findings from an experiment that morphed photos of strangers with photos of the subjects. When the subjects were asked to rate the morphed photos in a group mixed with plain photos of strangers, the edited photos ultimately ranked higher.

But how does this theory hold up in real life? We took a close look at a handful of our favorite human pairs—famous married celebrity couples—to see if these alleged physical similarities actually exist. Just like science suspected—they absolutely do. 

Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, Couples That Look Alike

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For Jessica Alba and her husband of eight years, Cash Warren, the resemblance is uncanny. The only real difference seems to be a slightly more arched eyebrow. 

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Couples That Look Alike

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Could Tom Brady have a future on the runway? The football star is #twinning with his longtime wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Just check out those matching chiseled cheekbones and light eyes. 

Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Couples That Look Alike

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Sans a lot of facial hair, Ryan Reynolds looks strangely similar to his leading lady, Blake Lively. A strong jawline, thin lips, long noses—anyone else notice a pattern?

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Couples That Look Alike

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Last but certainly not least, basketball star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union both share the same wide smile, narrow eyebrows and rounded facial structure. 

It looks like this theory is a slam dunk—these couples definitely share a resemblance. 

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