Picture this: you’re single. You’re not overly interested in still being single, so one of your friends sets you up on a blind date. You get there…and your blind date is Prince Harry.
Or Khloe Kardashian. Salma Hayek. Imagine being set up with a celebrity, and you actually hit it off.
Well, that’s what happened with these couples, and the stories are absolutely adorable.
1. Khloé Kardashian and TRAITOR Tristan Thompson
I know none of us are speaking to Tristan right now (ugh), but I can’t not include them on this list.
After all, they did meet on a blind date set up by their mutual friend. They didn’t even have time to google each other before they did!
The two have a child together now, True, and I hope Khloé gets full custody of her! Thanks.
2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
I must be living under a rock, because I had no idea these two were together. And the story of how they met is perfect rom-com material:
After two failed blind dates, Gisele decided to give her third one a chance — but only a small one, in the form of casual drinks.
Guess who she got set up with? Yup, Tom Brady.
3. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Less blind, but definitely pretty cute: Justin and Jessica were introduced by a mutual friend, and Justin liked her right away.
Before he could ask her out, though, he called his friend up to ask if it was okay to ask her out. Their friend then asked Jessica also said he could ask.
This is so adorable and old-fashioned.
4. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
These two creative icons had no idea what was in store for them when Anne Hathaway randomly introduced them in 2008.
Ten years and two kids later, the two’s collaboration on Krasinski’s incredible A Quiet Placenetted Blunt a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
5. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
I’ll take people I fully did not know were a couple for 200, Alex.
Not only did Jeffrey and Hilarie meet on a blind date, but they were also set up by Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles.
They now have two children together, and my mind is blown.
6. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
This blind date was not a welcome one for Salma Hayek. Even though her friends thought they knew better, Salma was not on board meeting a stranger. So…they tricked her.
Salma thought she was attending an event. François thought she knew she was only meeting him. Even though she was mad, she went on the date…and they lived happily ever after.
7. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Around the same time Anne Hathaway was playing matchmaker with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, her friends were playing matchmaker for her.
A mutual friend set she and Adam Shulman up, and they immediately hit it off. They now have one child together.
8. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Okay, yes, they broke up, but hear me out: imagine going on a blind date with Taylor Swift. That’s dope.
The two’s mutual friend, Ellie Goulding, actually set them up with each other. Though it didn’t last, the star power those three emanate makes them list-worthy for sure.
9. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Though it was ultimately destined for divorce, the beginning of Brad and Jen’s whirlwind romance was actually a blind date!
According to The New York Daily News, the two were set up by their agents. They would eventually split when Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina Jolie.
She deserved better, anyway.
10. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Believe it or not, but this royal match really was a blind date. A friend of Meghan’s and Harry’s suggested that they meet, and neither had any idea who the other was before they met up.
The only thing Meghan asked? “Is he nice?” I’m gonna go ahead and say yeah, he was nice.
11. Josh Groban and Kat Dennings
I’m so sad this relationship didn’t work out, because they’re both so wonderfully weird.
Dennings’ co-star on 2 Broke Girls introduced the two. She and Groban had been friends for years, and knew they were perfect for each other. Ugh.
12. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
So, what would you do if one of your friends set you up with Thor? Marry him, duh.
That’s exactly what Elsa Pataky did after being sent on a blind date with Chris Hemsworth. According to him, he knew she was the one immediately.
13. Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara
What do you get when you combine a pop sensation with a former Spy Kid? Apparently, the perfect couple.
They have Chloë Grace Moretz to thank for their setup, as Meghan had asked the actress if she knew any single dudes. Luckily, she definitely did.
The two were married in 2018.
14. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Everyone’s favorite couple met almost by accident…because they were on a double date.
With other people.
The two quickly realized that there was something there, which made things awkward at the table.
Luckily, we know everything worked out just fine.