It’s said that love is blind, and we’d have to agree — especially after checking out these utterly bizarre mismatched celebrity couples. Here are 15 celeb odd couples that still baffle us; some of them are from different worlds, and some of them take the concept of beauty and the beast to the next level.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have recently welcomed their new baby boy, and also have a 23-month old baby girl together. They’re not even married and supposedly have no plans to tie the knot, either. It looks weird enough that the Good Charlotte front man and the girly socialite do the same things together, let alone have children.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are both very beautiful people, don’t get us wrong. What’s a bit odd about it is the 15 year age gap between the two. Think about it: her kids grew up having a crush on him, since, well, he’s practically their age.
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman
Who is Jordan Bratman and why did Cristina Aguilera go for him? Apparently he’s a music marketing exec — which makes a little more sense given Christina’s background. They’ve been married for four years and have a child together. He may be big in her world, but to us he just looks like some guy who hangs out at the corner store.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Sandra Bullock is a gorgeous woman and Jesse James is, well, a bit rough around the edges — to say the least. He’s the star of reality TV series Monster Garage where he plays grease monkey all day. This may be one of those Hollywood Beauty and the Beast tales with some longevity in it, as the couple has been married since 2005.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Another attractive couple, stars Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise still make this list. Why? For one, Katie towers over Tom by two inches or so, without heels. He usually takes advantage of stairs, if they’re around, for photo ops. We shouldn’t have to mention the Scientologist husband tarnishing good-girl Katie’s image thing, but we will anyway. Odds are overwhelmingly against this fiasco going on for much longer; we’re all very curious as to when the whole experiment comes to an end.
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman
Many women would love to have a piece, or two, of Hollywood stud Hugh Jackman. Sorry to inform though, he’s been married to Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996. She oddly got more attention than her husband when he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2008, since there’s supposedly a great woman behind every great man. This one happens to be — and look — way older.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford have been together for seven and a half years, but Harrison just recently popped the question earlier this year around Valentine’s Day. Harrison Ford is a pretty awesome guy, but he’s 22 years Calista’s senior. And it shows too — the picture above looks like it was taken at Bring Your Daughter to Work Day.
Clive Owen and Sarah-Jane Fenton
Clive Owen is another one of those actors that everyone assumes is single, like Hugh Jackman. Maybe Sarah-Jane Fenton looked better when she was younger, but she looks like a mom now, his mom. And Clive, well he just looks as good as ever. The couple has been together since 1995 and have two children together.
Eric Mabius and Ivy Sherman
Yet another Beauty and the Beast Hollywood story, but in reverse. Eric Mabius, Ugly Betty star, and interior designer Ivy Sherman have only been married since 2006, and now have a child together. Unlike Hugh and Clive, this marriage is fairly new. We’re thinking she looked just about the same as she does now. Maybe he married her because she was preggers.
Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum is gorgeous. She could practically get any man in the world. It was a huge surprise when the two got together, especially because she was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s child at the time, which is a lot to take on. They’ve been happily together since 2005 and have had three children, while Seal legally adopted her other child.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
All we can think of when we see Sacha Baron Cohen is Borat — Isla Fisher is simply too adorable for this guy. They’ve been together since 2002 and got engaged in 2004. Their wedding has since been postponed many times for reasons including Isla’s film work, we would cross our fingers that they break it off, but they’ve recently welcomed a baby boy into their lives.
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
Eva Longoria is another star who could have had her pick of men, even the married ones, but went for Tony Parker. The couple has had their share of drama, but finally tied the knot in 2007. Maybe he has a great personality, but we think he’s too tall and just too thuggish looking for dainty Eva.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
We don’t even know where to start with this one. Soon-Yi Previn was the adopted daughter of Woody Allen’s “domestic partner” — and he was her father figure. She denies that it’s weird, and swears that he never was her father figure, but we can’t shake that awkward feeling. That aside, there is a 34 year difference between them. They have been together though since 1997, though, so it seems to be going strong.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault met back in 2006, but just tied the knot earlier this year. They recently welcomed a baby girl into their lives and finally seem happy together, despite some rocky spots. Salma is another naturally gorgeous star that could have nabbed anyone — and the two just don’t fit. Love must conquer all in this Beauty and the Beast tale.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
We don’t really think that Sarah Jessica Parker is the Beauty in this story. Matthew Broderick isn’t on Hugh Jackman’s level, but we like him a lot more than we like her. He’s funny, talented and handsome while she’s just all hair. Maybe one day he’ll come to his senses, but they’ve been married since 1997 and have three children together, so we’re not holding our breath.