Celebrity couples who keep their relationship out of the spotlight

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Although some celebrities seem to be more famous for their love lives than their work, other celebrities manage to keep their private lives so private it’s easy to forget about their relationships entirely.

From Kerry Washington to Lady Gaga, here are all the celebrities who keep their relationships out of the spotlight.

Christian Bale And Sibi Blazic

Did you know Christian Bale has been married for nearly 20 years?

“[My wife] likes to be very private. And of course, I want to maintain that … but we have a great private life,” Bale told Us Magazine of his wife, Sibi Blazic, in 2017. The couple, who met through Winona Ryder, has been married since 2000. They have two children together.

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Marcus Mumford And Carey Mulligan

Despite attending the 2018 royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry together, Mumford and Sons singer Marcus Mumford and actress Carey Mulligan are otherwise known for keeping their long-time relationship out of the public eye.

“Marcus is the only thing that’s mine that I can keep totally away, so I try to,” Mulligan once told Vogue. The couple has been married since 2012, and they have two children together.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tasha McCauley

Although she’s married to, and has two kids with, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, businesswoman Tasha McCauley hasn’t pursued the spotlight, and that’s intentional. Back when the couple was just dating, Gordon-Levitt told Howard Stern,

“The girl that I’m with, she really doesn’t want to be a part of it … You can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny.”

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Alexis Bledel And Vincent Kartheiser

TV stars Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser reportedly met on the set of “Mad Men,” a show in which their characters had a romantic relationship, and started a real-life relationship shortly after that. The couple married in 2014 and have a child together but don’t talk very often about their relationship.

Explaining why, Kartheiser told Vulture: “It’s something I realized about the most important things in my life … If I share them with the world and I open that door to their fuming anger that they need to get out or their adoration that they want to flaunt, it lessens it. It cheapens it; it weakens it. And it’s magical, love, and all of that is … profoundly spiritual, and it just doesn’t feel right.”

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Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx

When it comes to secretive relationships, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx might be the most private of any A-list Hollywood couple out there. They’ve been seen together since 2013, but they’re so secretive that they’ve never officially confirmed their relationship. However, since Katie Holmes’ representative recently denied breakup rumors, and there have been photos of them holding hands and attending events together, all signs seem to point to the fact that they are indeed a couple!

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Taraji P. Henson And Kelvin Hayden

She may have a high-profile acting career, but up until recently, Taraji P. Henson was tight-lipped about her personal life. She finally confirmed her relationship with fiancé and former NFL player Kelvin Hayden in 2017 on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast.

“You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy,” Henson said. “I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”

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Leighton Meester And Adam Brody

Since marrying in 2014, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have only made a handful of red-carpet appearances together. It’s rare for paparazzi to snap photos of them. The actress also revealed that she doesn’t talk about their young daughter, Arlo, in interviews often, although she is very proud of her family.

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Harrison Ford And Calista Flockhart

They’ve been together since 2002, but it’s rare to hear any gossip or news about Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart’s relationship these days. Even the couple’s 2010 wedding was super-secretive. The two stars reportedly married in New Mexico in a private ceremony with just a handful of guests.

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Rose Byrne And Bobby Cannavale

While Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have starred in three movies together, including 2014’s “Annie,” they have still managed to keep a low profile and not let their private lives overshadow their work. The couple have two children and have been in a relationship since 2012. Although not officially married, Byrne has referred to Cannavale as her husband in interviews.

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Benji Madden And Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz and her husband, musician Benji Madden, have been described as “masters of maintaining a low profile.” While they haven’t shied away from posting lovey-dovey messages on Instagram or acknowledging their marriage when asked about it in interviews, the couple has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since getting married in 2015.

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Kirsten Dunst And Jesse Plemons

It wasn’t until they got engaged in 2017, that “Fargo” co-stars Kristen Dunst and Jesse Plemons spilled the beans about their relationship.

“I’ve got to keep things private a little bit,” Dunst told “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon. They have one son together.

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Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz

The relationship between singer Alicia Keys and music producer Swizz Beatz has been cloaked in privacy, reportedly due to its controversial beginning. (Supposedly, Beatz was still married to his first wife when he and Keys got together in 2008.) The couple of music superstars tied the knot in 2010 and now have two children together.

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Dave Franco And Alison Brie

Dave Franco and Alison Brie know how to keep a relationship under wraps. Although the actors reportedly started dating after they met at Mardi Gras in 2011, the couple didn’t make their first joint public appearance until 2015. The couple tied the knot two years later in a private ceremony.

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Zendaya And Tom Holland

Since starring in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” co-stars Zendaya and Tom Holland have been rumored to be dating. Although the couple has denied the reports and claim to be “good friends,” a source told People that the two young stars are a romantic pair, saying, “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye, but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.”

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Karlie Kloss And Josh Kushner

Most people know of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and White House advisor. However, what many don’t know is that Kushner’s younger brother, Josh (whose political views seem to stand in opposition to his brother’s), is in a relationship with model Karlie Kloss. The couple reportedly became engaged in the summer of 2018 after six years of relatively quiet dating.

“I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications,” Kloss said to Vogue. “It’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship. I don’t think the same happens in conversations with men.”

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Lady Gaga And Christian Carino

According to reports, Lady Gaga and Hollywood agent Christian Carino became engaged in 2017 after a whirlwind romance. However, the couple has kept their relationship ultra-private. And, aside from admitting that she’s “in love,” Gaga has kept mum on the relationship.

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Margot Robbie And Tom Ackerley

Private may be the best way to describe Margot Robbie and film producer Tom Ackerley’s marriage. Not many people were aware that they were even dating when they announced that they had gotten married in December 2016.

“[She] values her privacy and prefers to stay out of the spotlight,” said a source to E! about the Australian actress.

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Emily VanCamp And Josh Bowman

Not only were they an onscreen couple on the TV show “Revenge,” but, since meeting on set, actors Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman have been a real-life couple too.

“Josh and I keep it all very separate. I barely talk about him in interviews, to be honest,” VanCamp said in an interview with Elle Canada. The couple became engaged in May 2017 but are said to be in no rush to walk down the aisle.

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Taran Killam And Cobie Smulders

Not too long ago, Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders starred on different, but equally popular, TV series. He was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” while she was Robin on “How I Met Your Mother.” However, few were aware that the two were a couple.

Killam and Smulders have been married since 2012 and are parents to two daughters.

“I don’t normally like to get very personal on social media but tonight is the opening of this woman’s Broadway debut,” Killam wrote on social media about his wife in 2017. “This woman, the kindest, most selfless, most stunning individual with the most educated heart I’ve ever encountered.”

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Camila Mendes And Charles Melton

After months of rumors, “Riverdale” co-stars Camila Mendes and Charles Melton seemingly confirmed that they were dating in fall 2018, when Mendes posted a photo of the two embracing on Instagram. Back in July, Mendes threw people off when she stated that she didn’t like dating actors.

“I realize that I don’t think I like actors,” she told Nylon. “Actors are really emotionally complicated. You would think they would be more in tune with their emotions, but sometimes they’re just not. I just really need to get out of this industry with someone who is in a stable environment.” So much for that!

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Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet

Many people know Jason Momoa as one of the stars of “Game of Thrones,” but his long-term relationship with Lisa Bonet is less well-known. The two have been together since 2005 and got married in 2017. They have two children together.

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Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor

Striking the right balance between keeping their romantic life private and sharing it with the public has been a challenge for actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor, who have reportedly been together since 2015.

Of her relationship with Taylor, who is 32-years her senior, Paulson told Cosmopolitan: “On one hand, when you’re in a relationship that makes you happy, you would be telling anyone who wanted to know about it. On the other, there’s a sort of … meal of it for people … That’s not my favorite thing. But I don’t want to spend my life jumping from shadow to shadow.”

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Kerry Washington And Nnamdi Asomugha

After one broken engagement, “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington, who married former football player Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013, realized it was important to her to keep her private life to herself.

“I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine,” she told Glamour.

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Mary-Kate Olsen And Olivier Sarkozy

Since they wed in 2015, Mary-Kate Olsen and French banker Olivier Sarkozy have stayed out of the public eye. Olsen revealed that she enjoys cooking for her family and riding horses on the weekend but has not revealed too many other details of her life as a married woman.

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Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadoski

Actors Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski secretly eloped in 2017. They did so when Seyfried was nine months pregnant with their first child. They reportedly first met in 2015 while working on an Off-Broadway play together and began dating in 2016.

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Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis

When they first got together in 2011, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis had a fairly public relationship with Wilde famously commenting that they “have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.” These days, however, the parents of two lead a fairly quiet and private life together.

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Cheryl Burke And Matthew Lawrence

“Dancing With The Stars” dancer Cheryl Burke and actor Matthew Lawrence reportedly first started dating in 2007 but split the following year. In a surprise twist, the couple got back together in 2017 and became engaged in 2018. However, whatever broke them up and what brought them back together almost ten years later remains a mystery.

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Zoe Saldana And Marco Perego

Actress Zoe Saldana and her Italian artist husband Marco Perego are known for keeping the details of their private lives to themselves. It wasn’t until months after their small and secret wedding in 2013 that they confirmed the news. And when the couple announced the arrival of their third son, some people speculated on whether the boy had been adopted or born via surrogate because no one had seen Saldana pregnant in the months prior.

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Paul Dano And Zoe Kazan

A 10-year relationship is quite an achievement in Hollywood, but actors Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan have reportedly pulled off another impressive feat as well. The super-private couple, who met in 2007 while doing a play together, reportedly had a daughter in 2018. However, they have not yet confirmed, or denied, the news.

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Amber Tamblyn And David Cross

Outspoken actor and activist Amber Tamblyn found her match in comedian David Cross when the two reportedly first met on an airplane. The couple, who are 19 years apart in age, wed in 2012. However, while she is outspoken on a lot of topics, Tamblyn stated that she had “earned a right to privacy” when it came to the subject of her husband.

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Originally published on The Delite.

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