How famous couples met
How famous couples met. From royal weddings to stolen smooches to crossword puzzle proposals, romance is in the air. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the blissful beginnings -- some passionate, some controversial -- of several famous couples.
Barack and Michelle Obama
The president pursued the future FLOTUS after she mentored him at a law firm
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The Hollywood superstars met when Jada auditioned to play Will's girlfriend on his 1990s sitcom
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Katie and Tom began their romance in a very Hollywood way. What did she say about her future husband when she first saw the movie that helped launch his career.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
The talk-show host left a big impression on the TV star when they first met. The two married in 2008.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
The reality-show star and her NBA-playing husband met at a party, and their romance has continued on-screen ever since.
George and Laura Bush
The former president and his wife met at a cookout in Laura's hometown and went on to raise twin daughters together.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The college sweethearts got engaged last year. See the family heirloom he gave her.
Peter Orszag and Bianna Golodryga
The media power couple met at an annual gala and got married last year. What surprising news was revealed during their engagement?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The parents of six, superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bonded on the set of this action flick but didn't become a couple until later.
Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly
Ever since they were first spotted taking in some NCAA football action and then began dating, engagement rumors have swirled around the actress and her MLB squeeze.
David and Victoria Beckham
Fittingly, the soccer superstar met his future wife at a charity football match in their home country.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw met backstage and have been on the road together ever since.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The Latin-music singer told the "American Idol" judge she would be his wife years before they got hitched in a surprise ceremony. They had previously briefly dated and were longtime friends.
Bill and Melinda Gates
The Microsoft founder and his wife met in 1987, shortly after she joined his company.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
The reality-show stars met at a golf tournament put on by the former Playmate's much older boyfriend.
James Carville and Mary Matalin
The political odd couple -- watch them square off -- have been an item since the 1992 presidential campaign.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
The Hollywood bombshell and her younger man met at a play in 2003 and got married in a secret ceremony two years later.
Tom Brady and Gisele B√ľndchen
The star quarterback was dating this actress when he met the Brazilian supermodel.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
The Disney actress shared with David Letterman the story of how she met herteen-pop-sensation boyfriend.