Top 10 Most Romantic Celebrity Couples for Valentine's Day

From Barack and Michelle to Ellen and Portia, these celeb couples make us go "awwww!”
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Top 10 Most Romantic Celebrity Couples for Valentine’s Day

From Barack and Michelle to Ellen and Portia, these celeb couples make us go “awwww!”

-Lucia Peters

Romantic celeb couples

Ah, love! It can’t be easy to be a celebrity couple; every aspect of your relationship is constantly being scrutinized by the general public, the Paparazzi are always on your tail, and you’re so busy that “date night” may as well not exist anymore. In spite of all this, though, there are a whole bunch of celebrity couples who totally keep the romance going, and it’s clear just by the look of them that they’re absolutely in love. So in honor of the rapidly approaching Valentine’s Day, here are the top 10 celebrity couples that make us go “awwwwww!” every time we see them together. All together now: Awwwwwwww!

1. Barack and Michelle Obama

Michelle and Barack Obama

Oh, these two. They are just too awesome. They met while they were both working at the same law firm; Michelle was assigned to mentor Barack as a summer associate. One thing led to another, and soon they were having their first date: A trip to the cinema to see the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. They married in October of 1992, and they’ve only continued to do great things since then. Perfectly matched? We think so.

2. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford

Helen Mirren Taylor Hackford

Dame Helen and director Taylor Hackford have been married since 1997, and they had been together for 12 years before then—talk about longstanding! They met when he directed her in the 1985 film White Nights, though apparently the first meeting didn’t go well: He kept her waiting during her audition, and she turned icy in response. It’s a good thing she got over it, because although Helen had vowed as a young woman never to marry, she hadn’t counted on Taylor coming along.

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3. Prince William and Kate Middleton—er, sorry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

William and Kate

Like the Obamas, William and Kate are a great team, politically speaking; and even more importantly, every time we see them together, they look completely and totally in love. We’re trying to resist making the “it’s a fairytale come true” comment, but I mean, come on. It IS a fairytale come true. And a modern one, at that!

4. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman

William H Macy Felicity Huffman

Did you see what these two did at the Golden Globes? Did you? Because if you didn’t, you kind of need to. Here:


5. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

NPH David Burtka

Whether telling stories of their adorable twins or being the cover couple for Out mag’s love issue, these two make us melt. They also handled being outed in 2006 with grace and panache. That’s the way you do it, folks. By the way, we still really want to spend the holidays with them. Can we? Please?

More adorable celeb couples, including Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, up next!

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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Romantic Celebrity Couples for Valentine's Day

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  2. “Like the Obamas, William and Kate are a great team, politically speaking; . . .”

    William and Kate are specifically apolitical. Duh. The Obamas “married in October of 1992, and they

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