10 Best Celebrity Couples Of 2008
Our fascination with famous people seems rooted in a desire to know everything possible about them, while also envying their wealth and success, two qualities which the 10 best celebrity couples of 2008 have in common.
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. This power couple seem perfectly suited for each other, Will, the incredibly appealing goofball, and Jada, the serious, protective one who keeps him grounded. The fact that they appear to genuinely love and enjoy each other's company, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle for their children, makes them the gold-standard of celebrity couples in 2008.
- Jay Z and Beyonce. This melding of hip-hop and R&B superstars may seem odd at first glance, Jay Z is older than Beyonce and doesn't match her in terms of sheer star wattage, yet it's that oddness that makes this such an interesting union. Throw in $162 million in earnings, and they're not just one of the best celebrity couples of 2008, but also the biggest earners.
- David and Victoria Beckham. Even those who've never heard of the Spice Girls or have never watched a soccer game, can identify the Beckhams as a power couple, attending film premieres, partying at swank clubs or lazing in the sun with their children. In Europe, they've been the premiere celebrity couple for years, and now that David Beckham or "Becks" as he's known in the English gossip magazines, plays soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy, everyone in America is aware of the couple. Victoria Beckham or "Posh" Spice as she was known in her singing days, was arguably more famous than her husband when they met, but their marriage has shot their respective fame into the stratosphere.
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Not just a pair of gorgeous faces, this couple is known for their tireless efforts on behalf of social causes around the world. With her passion for those less fortunate, and her unearthly beauty, Jolie casts a spell over photographers and fans alike. Pitt, with his down to earth, self-deprecating humor is the boy-next-door who just happens to be a talented actor and concerned philanthropist. No celebrity couple of 2008 was more dissected, discussed or debated than these two supernovas.
- Tony Parker and Eva Longoria. A young, handsome basketball star meets an older, sexy television star, and true love blooms. Parker and Longoria are intriguing because of the age difference, and because of the refreshing mix of innocence and experience they both embody.
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Another superstar music couple that seem like the people who live next door, so plain-spoken and grounded, that it's hard to imagine them as two of the biggest-selling country music artists of all time. What makes them one of the best celebrity couples of 2008 is their all-American values and strong belief in family, making them feel less like distant stars and more like old friends.
- Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Apatow, a writer/director of incisive comedies and a self-described geek, and Mann, a luminous actress, remind us that sometimes the shy boy who had no friends in high-school grows up and gets the pretty girl, and lives a life usually reserved for the popular kids.
- Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. Urban's bad-boy good looks and his triumph over addiction, along with Kidman's Ice Princess sophistication and willingness to stick with her husband through his trials, make them one of 2008's best and most intriguing celebrity couples.
- Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani. This rock-star couple are trend setters in fashion and music. Rossdale's dark good looks and Stefani's pale beauty make for a study in contrasts, but this oft-photographed duo continue to belie the truism that famous people are too alike to have a successful marriage.
- Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart. Ford and Flockhart have been stars for years, but thanks to his new "Indiana Jones" film, and her starring role in the hit television show "Brothers and Sisters", their classic May/December romance shone especially bright as one of 2008's best celebrity couples.
Posted on: Oct. 09, 2010