As a society, we have always had an obsession with celebrities and especially celebrity couples. This obsession is most definitely not limited to movie fans, in fact, you could say that there are most certainly, those keeping up with the celebrities lives more than their careers.
I wanted to take a look at few couples and on screen duos that have had us captivated for many years. The juicy stories and obsessions go back many, many years, but the first one I’d like to look at would have to be, what is still considered one the most interesting in Hollywood history. The life’s of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn had everyone in the country talking the length of their romance and many years beyond their lives. The controversy was nothing short of shocking for its time. Tracy was a Catholic who refused to divorce his wife despite being exclusive to Hepburn for their entire 24 year long relationship that ended upon his death. The controversy was not as prominent known amongst the general public, but after a while, their love could never be hidden.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward may have been the greatest true life love story in the history of Hollywood. They were the class of their generation and showed that living a quiet and happy life is possible while being giants of the industry. They were married for 50 years until Newman passed away in 2008. They worked on screen and off screen; together. They set the standard and are still highly revered to this day.
The next couple to look at, brings us to the modern day and the first couple that was never a romantic relationship off screen but one everybody wishes there was. Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet have only made 2 films together, but everyone gets excited every time they are seen together, be it on a red carpet, or out living daily life. There is no denying the chemistry they have and the respect they have for each other can easily be seen. They seem to find a way to thank each other and remember each other when they are being given awards.
Another couple with multiple onscreen ties, and no off screen romance, is the wonderful Julia Roberts and George Clooney. They consistently appear to love each other and I don’t know if I can find two people who have more fun together on a red carpet than they. They appear like the couple that other couples would die to have over for a dinner party. We only need to look at this past Cannes Film Festival to see the joy ooze out.
While we will always have an interest in the more volatile couples and the guessing the length of their romances, the ones like these are the ones that will be forever remembered and oft talked about. The relationships like those of the Kardashian’s and “Brangelina” hold our interest for the short time we really like to hold on to the ones that are more iconic. I don’t know exactly why I felt this would make a good article. I would love to hear from the film lovers community who your favorite celebrity couples, in any form, are.