Most Powerful Celebrity Couples, Ranked
Celebrities command our attention. And when two rich and famous people fall in love, they often form a creative — and financial — powerhouse.
These celebrity couples have taken over the limelight. Some rule loudly with tons of Instagram posts, pictures together and projects they co-sponsored. Others rule quietly, by working separately but still finding time to make their relationship flourish. No matter what, they capture many hearts.
Meet the most powerful celebrity couples.
Note: We ranked the couples based on their Google Trends searches, social media activity, and noteworthy achievements in 2019.
25. Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney
Google Trends Score: 1
It may not always be sunny in love and marriage, but it seems to be close for these two “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-stars. The satirical show they met on is now in its impressive 14th season. And these two comedic minds are in their impressive 11th year of marriage.
One of the most entertaining parts about this already-entertaining celebrity power couple is the fact that, as regularly as they share support and praise for each other, they also create hilarious videos poking fun of their (obviously solid) relationship.
On Finding the One
“Once we really started dating, I knew that we would get married. That’s so cheesy, but now that I’ve dated a bunch of people, then found him and gotten married, you really do know. You really do. So if you’ve got doubts and you’re not sure, the answer is no, it's not right.” — Kaitlin Olson, Glamour
24. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Google Trends Score: 3
Both these celebrated actors have been branching out and showing off their wide range in acting abilities. Even though they attend red carpets and have been together since 2012, they’re not always the first couple people think of when they think of celebrity power couples.
But these two major stars deserve recognition for carving their own paths in Hollywood, both separately and together. In fact, Cannavale announced that they will appear in an upcoming play via his Instagram page this past September.
"He’s practically my husband, so calling him that is easier. The formality isn’t a draw for me, but we’ll do it one day. Once you have children, I just think, why not?" — Rose Byrne, Evening Standard
23. Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Google Trends Score: 3
Perhaps because producer Judd Apatow spends so much time behind the camera, it could be easy to forget that these two are one of the most influential and longest-lasting comedy couples in Hollywood. Married for more than 22 years, the two sparked headlines this past fall after seen fighting outside a restaurant in Los Angeles. Apatow joked on “The View” that he’s fought in “every restaurant in Los Angeles,” attributing these spats to keeping their marriage alive and healthy.
These two collaborate often while also working on their own projects. And, in their spare time, they’re raising two daughters who have slowly been taking over Hollywood, too. In early 2019, Apatow announced he's directing a new film with Pete Davidson.
On Hairy Men
“Women love hairy men. Cavemen were the sexiest men in history.” — Leslie Mann, Esquire
22. Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne
Google Trends Score: 5
If you didn’t know these two quirky comedians were dating, you’ve been missing out. Natasha Lyonne had a huge year with Emmy nominations for both “Lead Actress in a Comedy” and “Best Writing in a Comedy Series” thanks to her Netflix series, “Russian Doll.”
And by her side for the Emmys was her long-time boyfriend and fellow funny man, Fred Armisen. But he wasn’t just there as a supporter. Like many celebrity power couples, he has a major career in his own right and was also nominated for “Best Outstanding Sketch Variety Series” for “Documentary Now,” which he stars in and executive produces.
On Being a Better Partner
"Everything is a process to make your life better — everything. I'm trying to be less selfish. I want to give more than I'm used to giving." — Fred Armisen, Vulture
21. Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele
Google Trends Ranking: 6
Though they often fly under the radar, this is one of the funniest and most influential power couples in Hollywood. Both of them individually have a ton of fans from their respective comedy careers. But with Peele’s career switch up to become an Oscar award–winning director and possible modern-day Alfred Hitchcock, they continue to attract new followers regularly.
Currently, Peele has been busy producing the new “Twilight Zone” reboot, while Peretti is busy writing a movie after her departure from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” last year. What will these two do next?
"I just couldn't have asked for a more supportive partner, really. When it gets tough, I get to come home and have the funniest person in the world in the room with me. I am forever blessed." — Jordan Peele, US Weekly
20. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Google Trends Score: 6
This celebrity power couple collaborated on a project that former president Barack Obama recently listed as one of his favorite movies of the year: the delightful coming-of-age film “Booksmart.”
Wilde made her directorial debut with the film that her significant other, Jason Sudeikis, had a supporting role in. Wilde also starred in the controversial film “Richard Jewell,” while Sudeikis voiced a character in “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” In between working, these two are also raising two children together and making the rest of us wonder where they find so much extra time in their day.
On Being Honest
“He seemed to really see me, see through the bullsh**. He was so handsome, and he could dance.” — Olivia Wilde, Marie Claire
19. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Google Trends Score: 8
Despite the fact that they’re both incredibly popular performers, you may have missed that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost started dating in 2017 and got engaged this past May.
Johansson has stayed plenty busy with two critically loved movies this year — “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit” — which earned her SAG Award and Golden Globe nominations. But she rounded out the year hosting her fiance's show, “Saturday Night Live,” where she made a joke about how they’d never survive without his paycheck and later called him “the love of my life.” If poking fun at your significant other then publicly professing your love for them doesn’t melt your heart, we honestly don’t know what will.
"You have to choose a path. I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing." — Scarlett Johannson, E! News
18. Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig
Google Trends Score: 9
These two are certainly open about being together. But unlike a lot of couples, they’re not very public about their relationship. They don’t even *gasp* have Instagram handles where they can share personal pictures with sweet captions. Yet they continue to support each other’s careers at public events and whenever asked in interviews.
The two welcomed a baby girl in late 2018, but that didn’t seem to slow them down in 2019. The debut of “Knives Out,” starring Craig put the couple very much in the spotlight this past year.
Weiz says she never thought she’d get married before meeting Craig.
“It was not an ambition of mine. It was the opposite. I couldn’t relate to romantic comedies — marriage seems to be the whole point of them," she says. "Then, it just happened, happily, at a more mature moment.”
17. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Google Trends Score: 13
Even though they’ve never officially gotten married, this celebrity couple has been together for over 35 years and deserves some major recognition for that. Their careers have both lasted decades and taken various paths in entertainment from acting to producing.
Their most recent collaboration on screen was for the beloved Netflix holiday movie, “The Christmas Chronicles.” And they recently announced they’ll be teaming up again for a sequel in 2020.
On Making a Relationship Last
"Intention is the key. It's about not losing yourself in each other. Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything's a choice.” — Goldie Hawn, People
16. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Google Trends Score: 13
Speaking of long-lasting Hollywood relationships, 2019 saw the resurgence of another true-love staple, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Unlike many celebrity power couples, these two don’t seem to go out of their way to find the spotlight, despite the fact that they both have prolific acting (and singing!) careers and kids who are also in the family business.
But thanks to nominations for the acclaimed movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks, they’re back in the spotlight attending premieres and red carpets. And reminding all of us that you can actually be a down-to-earth person who finds another down-to-earth person in the crazy Hollywood world.
“Our connection is as concrete as me sitting here. Not that marriage doesn’t come close to being hell in a handbasket sometimes. But we both know that no matter what, we’ll be with each other — and we’ll get through it.” — Tom Hanks, Oprah.com
15. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Google Trends Score: 13
It’s almost impossible these days to discuss celebrity powerhouse couples and not bring up Chrissy Teigan and John Legend. Ever since they’ve gotten together, their sense of humor and playfulness have made them one of the most fun celebrity couples to follow.
And with two growing children and a busy, glamorous lifestyle, they are never at a lack for sharing heartwarming content on social media that makes you wish you were them. Or, at least, that you were friends with them. Plus, Legend was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2019, which, let’s just say, helped both of them achieve their dreams, according to Teigen.
"Marriage was never my goal because I've never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him." — Chrissy Teigen, Cosmopolitan
14. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Google Trends Score: 12
This powerhouse couple finally got engaged in March with the help of a ring the size of Rhode Island. Lovingly known as JLo and ARod, it was hard to escape news about these two since Jennifer Lopez basically took over entertainment in 2019. She hosted and produced NBC’s “World of Dance,” embarked on a summer tour for the first time in over seven years, hosted “Saturday Night Live” and even starred in the critically acclaimed movie, “Hustlers.”
And at every moment by her side was her fellow celebrity lovebird. From a sweet moment comforting her on tour to hilarious commercials filmed together to collaborating on a line of Australian designer glasses, these two really outdid themselves in the world of celebrity couples.
“I’ve been in the public eye, I’ve navigated the media in a certain way, I’m creative and artistic and have all these skill sets. He’s a business-minded guy who knows math and numbers and money and equity and all that stuff... What I was missing, he kind of had. And what he was missing, I had.” — Jennifer Lopez, Sports Illustrated
13. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
Google Trends Score: 17
This celebrity power couple has been together for 11 years and married for nine. They have two daughters together and are incredibly supportive of each other’s respective careers.
In 2018, they proved that they work well together on screen as well with the critically acclaimed film, “A Quiet Place.” They started out 2019 extra cute at the Golden Globes, when Blunt was nominated for her role in “Mary Poppins Returns.”
"The best days of my life started when I met my wife — that's the truth. She's one of the coolest people, she's so talented, she's beautiful, and she's certainly out of my league." — John Krasinski, The Daily Beast
12. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Google Trends Score: 19
Ever since they started flirting as co-hosts on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014, people have been obsessed with these two. And they’ve been pretty public about their relationship for the past several years. In 2019, they continued to attend awards shows and concerts together, with lots of people speculating about an upcoming secret wedding (or at least engagement).
Even though that didn’t happen this past year, the paparazzi will no doubt be clamoring for all the details the second it does. And until then, they have another duet in the works as well as plans to perform together at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
On Making Sense of a Relationship
"It's not something that anybody could have seen coming, besides God, I guess. It doesn't look like it would make sense, you know? But all I can tell you is, it does. It just makes the most perfect sense for us and where we're at in our lives. I tell people all the time, 'Gwen saved my life last year.' She did, and I think she would probably tell you something similar about me." — Blake Shelton, Entertainment Tonight
11. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Google Trends Score: 20
Arguably one of the most powerful LGBTQ+ couples in the world, Ellen and Portia are household names, largely thanks to the fact that the “Ellen” show is beloved by millions. They are outspoken advocates for many causes, including both human and animal rights.
Of course, with fame comes rumors. These two, again, were in the middle of divorce rumors after the TV host kissed Jennifer Aniston on her show this year.
On Divorce Rumors
“The divorce rumors came, and then we really knew the perceptions had changed. I’m not kidding. I know it sounds ridiculous, but when that started happening I thought, ‘Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’ We get the same sh*t as every celebrity couple.” — Portia de Rossi, US Weekly
10. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Google Trends Score: 20
Few celebrity power couples are without controversy, even the most beloved ones. In between traveling for his "Man of the Woods" tour and filming a new movie in New Orleans, Timberlake managed to get photographed holding his "Palmer" co-star’s hand in public.
Unlike many controversies that end with a big blowout or a huge denial, Timberlake faced it head on with an apologetic public admission on Instagram. The two are supposedly working on the mistake and mending their marriage. Meanwhile, we will all wait with bated breath to see what 2020 brings.
“Every once in a while I can catch a glimpse of her when she doesn’t see me looking and I have this moment where I’m like if you never make a good decision ... if you only make bad decisions for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision because she’s just like ... it’s nice to marry your friend. It’s nice to marry your best friend. It suits me." — Justin Timberlake, People
9. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Google Trends Score: 21
It wouldn’t be a list of celebrity power couples without including this high-paid supermodel and her multiple-Superbowl-winning husband. Tom Brady won yet again in 2019 with a decisive victory against the Los Angeles Rams. And the model-turned-activist was there, as usual, to cheer him along.
The couple is worth just over half-a-billion dollars combined. They actively give and support various charitable causes with that wealth.
“I think we just have to make sure we take time for one another, and I think if you want it to get better and improve, you gotta communicate. I want to support her and her dreams, and she wants to support me and mine.” — Tom Brady, In the Room
8. Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Google Trends Score: 21
After announcing their engagement at the beginning of 2019, the couple officially tied the knot shortly after in June. Between adorable admiration posts and constant support of each other on social media, it’s easy to root for these two to make it.
They’ve both been vocal about wanting children, with hopes of getting pregnant in 2020, so stay tuned...
“With dating, with anything that you do, it’s like you have all these experiences — sometimes can be really challenging. And then especially with, you know, finding someone that you’re gonna spend the rest of your life with, you find them and you’re like, that’s exactly why past things didn’t work out.” — Katherine Schwarzenegger, Today
7. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Google Trends Score: 23
Easily one of the most entertaining (and most good-looking) celebrity power couples in existence, these two continued to have a stellar 2019. Ryan Reynolds kept particularly busy in 2019 with the release of four movies he starred in (“Hobbs & Shaw,” “6 Underground,” “The Rosie Project” and, of course, “Detective Pikachu”).
But, most importantly, these two continued to appear on red carpets together and poke fun at each other via social media, giving us all a brief moment to revel in their beauty and humor before they got back to work.
“Blake and I don’t do movies at the same time. If she is doing a movie in Thailand and I am doing a movie in Vancouver, we would just never see each other. We operate as a unit, and that works really well for us. The kids stay with us, and the family stays together, and that is where home is. So, if we are in Spain or Utah or New York, as long as we are together, we’re home.” — Ryan Reynolds, People
6. Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry
Google Trends Score: 29
Both tabloids and romance writers alike love to obsess over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s love story. Unsurprisingly, this year wasn’t any different. In April, they (again) broke from tradition by creating their own separate online community and launching an official Instagram account together.
And in May, they gave birth to their first child, Archie. Since then, they’ve kept incredibly busy with charitable causes, appearances and plenty of fundraisers.
"I know that at the end of the day, she chooses me. I choose her. Whatever we have to tackle will be us together as a team." — Prince Harry, Woman’s World
5. Beyonce and Jay-Z
Google Trends Score: 33
Compared to the explosion that was 2016 when Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album came out and nobody could stop talking about this power couple, this was a relatively quiet year for them — but it’s still Beyonce and Jay-Z. Jay-Z was named the world's first hip-hop billionaire by Forbes in June.
Plus, the live-action version of “The Lion King,” which Beyonce starred in as Nala, came out this past summer, so there was no shortage of red carpets for these two to attend. Most notably, they met up with fellow celebrity couple Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the London premiere of “The Lion King,” sparking fans everywhere to lose their minds at the thought of these four hanging out. Plus, when your combined net worth is around $1.4 billion, you deserve to make every celebrity power couple list in existence.
"For us, we chose to fight for our love. For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women.” — Jay-Z, CNN
4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Google Trends Score: 39
As one of Hollywood’s most high-profile couples with a long-lasting relationship, these two are under constant scrutiny. But it doesn’t seem to bother them at all. This year, Jada was nominated for a Streamy thanks to her truth-talking show, “Red Table Talk.” And Will Smith premiered three movies, the live-action “Aladdin,” the thriller “Gemini Man” and the playful animated “Spies in Disguise.”
Even their kids are becoming successful in their own right with Jaden producing yet another rap album and Willow joining her mother for “Red Table Talk” and launching her own fashion collaboration with Prada.
“Will is my life partner and I could not ask for a better one. I adore him, I never want people to think it was Will I didn’t want to marry — he and I were talking about this the other day. But I can assure you that some of the most powerful women in the world feel caged and tied because of the sacrifices they have to make to be in that position.” — Jada Pinkett Smith, USA Today
3. Cardi B and Offset
Google Trends Score: 46
After announcing a split in late 2018, this duo reunited with a bang in 2019. Last year was an especially big year for Cardi B who not only snagged “Best Rap Album” at the Grammy Awards but also co-starred in the critically acclaimed hit movie, “Hustlers.” Not one to shy away from the spotlight, she was happy to share both her attention and her riches with her rapper husband, Offset. In fact, the two performed together at the BET Awards in June.
For his birthday this year, she bypassed the usual gifts you might expect a wife to give her husband, like a practical if boring household appliance. Instead, she used a household appliance to hold the actual gift. She gave her husband $500,000 in cash that she stashed in a refrigerator. And she recorded his reaction for everyone on the internet to enjoy.
"I always feel like I know everything, and he taught me that I don't.” — Cardi B, Entertainment Tonight
2. Kanye and Kim Kardashian West
Google Trends Score: 56
Love them or hate them, they’re still an obsession. And 2019 was no different for this long-standing power couple. The couple now have four children together after welcoming their son, Psalm, in May.
But it’s their growing business empire that’s truly noteworthy. Kanye topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid hip-hop artists of the year, with earnings of about $150 million — and that’s before releasing his 10th album in late December. With an estimated net worth of $240 million, he’s almost as successful as his wife, who’s worth about $370 million and earns about $72 million a year.
"People thought it would be uncool to be married, and then I got married and people thought, 'Oh, that looks cool.'” — Kanye West, PopCulture
1. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
Google Trends Score: 71
Long-lasting love is one way to secure your status as a celebrity power couple. But young, fresh love is another. And that’s exactly what Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes gave us throughout all of 2019.
For a few years now, these two singers have been playing a veritable “will they, won’t they” and “are they or aren’t they." But they finally confirmed their relationship this year and in multiple big ways. Not only did they start sharing some serious PDA, but they also started being intensely Instagram official. They even gave the people what they wanted by debuting a sexy duet together, "Señorita," which earned them several accolades this year.
On Falling in Love
"Falling in love, for me, just brings out all of my vulnerabilities. All these things show up for me, and it just makes you open. When I am in love, I listen to songs and I just cry. I cry easier. That must mean that I'm more open and more in touch with my emotions. All the spectrum of emotions … joy, fear, all of it." —Camila Cabello, E! News