Whether it's on the big screen or in the Oval Office, we all have famous people we have a tremendous amount of admiration for. What is really remarkable, though, is these people's ability to maintain such incredible and healthy relationships under the stress of fame. Some are undeniably in love and showcase it with such grace, so here are 10 incredible celebrity couples.
1. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
As Ashton was Mila's first kiss on That 70's Show, that puts them first on the list. That is absurdly goalsy. Even though they were with other people at various points in time, they found their way back to each other.
The couple actively tried to be just friends with benefits, but somehow couldn't shake each other. They even agreed on the fact that neither one of them wanted to get married, and a year later they were getting engaged. Also, they have a mutual guilty pleasure -- The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and were PUMPED to guest star on an episode this season.
And they have adorable little babies.
2. Joe and Jill BIden
Joe Biden could honestly get it any. Day. Of. The. Week. Maybe that's not a popular opinion, but that man is a silver fox and I stand by it. The two of them had both been married before, Joe's wife and daughter passing away in a terrible car accident.
So, when they went on a first date and hit it off, that was a big deal. They were both starting over. Joe proposed to her FIVE TIMES before she accepted. FIVE. Jill explained that his children had already lost one mom, so she wanted to be 100 percent sure before she agreed. But look at them now, flourishing.
3. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
This is one the most unfair couples out there. They're both just so absurdly good looking that it only makes sense for them to be together. The power couple began as friends and ultimately fell for each other when they went on a double date together, but with different people.
Their shared sense of dry humor, talent for acting, and show-stopping good looks make for an incredible match. Also, the fact that they had the ability to keep their relationship relatively private is a pretty remarkable feat as two A-list celebs.
4. Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates, two incredibly successful and affluent people, make the most incredible couple. Their philanthropic endeavors have surpassed nearly anyone else on this earth -- especially with their foundation dedicated to ending poverty and providing young people with the healthcare and education to be successful.
Melinda had been hired at Microsoft, worked her way up the ladder and found herself sitting next to him at an Expo dinner in New York. She was surprised at how funny he was. Eventually, he asked her out and she brought him into the world of philanthropy. The rest is history.
5. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
These two met in 2007 and seemed like total opposites, since Dax has spoken openly about addiction problems, while Kristen had gone to Catholic school and was a classic good-girl. I guess there really is truth to the saying that opposites attract, because the love these two share for each other is immeasurable.
In 2009, they were engaged but didn't get married for a while, because they vowed not to get married until gay marriage was legalized in California. Once it was, Kristen re-proposed to Dax over Twitter.
The couple got married in a courthouse, just the two of them, and the entire sha-bang cost $142, including the gas they had to fuel their car with. If that doesn't scream relationship goals, I truly do not know what does.
6. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
When these two met, David had been in a relationship at the time. Neil had been struck by David's good looks from the very beginning, whereas David admits that he thought it would be nice to know Neil, but never thought they would date.
They had hung out at a viewing party for American Idol, and Neil said that he had felt electricity around him from the beginning. At first, the two began hanging out just as friends, but quickly turned into something more romantic.
After that, the two have been inseparable, having twins through a surrogate in 2010 and getting married in 2014. The couple has truly had quite the love story.
7. Beyonce and Jay-Z
These two seem to be a complete match made in heaven. It began in 2002, when they collaborated on the track Bonnie & Clyde. Beyonce was just 18 at the time. A year later, the couple started dating, Beyonce being 19 and Jay-Z 31, and they made their first debut on the red carpet together in 2004. In 2007, Beyonce came into the public with a gigantic rock on her finger, signifying the engagement of the century.
After many years in the complete limelight, 2010 brought a more quiet year for the Carters, focusing on each other and building a family. Now, with Blue Ivy and their newly born twins, the couple represents quite the goal for what a relationship could be, even with the spotlight on them.
8. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
When this iconic duo first met, the chemistry didn't seem to be there, but in 2004, when Portia and Ellen had a run-in, things seemed to change. Portia claims that "[she] ran into Ellen at a photo shoot and [Ellen] took [her] breath away. That had never happened to [her] in her] life, where [she] saw somebody and [experienced] all of those things you hear about in songs and read about in poetry. [Her] knees were weak."
That's pretty damn cute if you ask me.
The couple began dating in 2004, and as Ellen was very much in the spotlight, the public same-sex relationship was met with some criticism, but the couple didn't let it extinguish their fire. Once California legalized same sex marriage, Ellen announced her expected marriage to Portia on her talk show.
Ellen continuously has Portia on her talk show, and posts hysterical videos of her on Twitter. They're incredible.
9. Will and Jada Pickett Smith
The love story between Will and Jada begins on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where Jada auditioned for Will's girlfriend, but didn't get the part because the director thought she was too short. After the first audition, the two were friends from there on out, even though Jada didn't think Will was very funny, but did feel connected to him through intellect (ugh how amazing is that).
Finally after five years, he convinced her to go on a date with him. Once the couple dated for two years, they got engaged and had a private wedding on New Years Eve with 100 people in attendance.
Eventually, they brought two beautiful children into the world who have grown up to continue on their legacy of dopeness. Will explained, "With Jada I stood up in front of God and my family and said, 'till death us do part'. Divorce cannot be an option... I honestly believe there is no woman for me but Jada." That's really just so beautiful.
10. Barack and Michelle Obama
Now, for the couple of the damn century. Michelle met Barack when she was assigned to be an advisor for Barack, a recent Harvard Law graduate (an underachiever, obviously). The two of them went on a date, and as Michelle describes the moment: "We clicked right away... by the end of the date it was over... I was sold".
They dated for three years and got married in 1992, and after that they were in it 'til the end. Barack has attributed so much of his success to his incredible wife Michelle, and the power couple has accomplished so much in their life. Cheers to the Obamas, you absolutely rock.
Let's hope we can all be as happy as these extraordinary couples. Love isn't easy, but they show us that devotion, respect and commonality of purpose are the most important components.