Sunday, February 3, 2013

Famous Couples

With Valentine's Day approaching and the love season well underway, 
I thought I might put together some romantic famous couples in love.

Last year, I covered famous TV and Film couples, read it here.


True Love
Love is patient, love is kind.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel.
Such a cute couple.  They just welcomed their first child a year ago.
She will be the next Queen of Sweden and her subjects adore her, just as much as her husband.


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Cute, cute, cute.  Beautifully in love.


Paul and Linda McCartney
He, a member of the famous Beatles, she a photographer, had a solid marriage.
She died in 1998, and although he has re-married a few times since, he I believe, still grieves for her.


 Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith
In recents years there has been rumour whirling around splitsville for them, 
but to date they appear to be happy and very much in love.


Unrequited Love
Sometimes, you can't make your heart feel something it won't.

One particular unrequited love comes to mind.
The Prince and Princess of Wales
"Whatever love means"
Try as he might, he just could not give Diana all his love.  
Diana I believed, loved her husband up to the day she died.
So very sad really.
When she died in Paris in 1997, he flew out and brought her body back to England.


Another marriage where one spouse loved the other more, would be
Marilyn Munroe and Joe DiMaggio
The marriage only lasted nine months, but even after their divorce he was still watching out for her.
In 1962 when she died,  he claimed her body, made all the funeral arrangements and for 20 years sent flowers to her crypt three times a week.


Star-Crossed Lovers
Romances that were just not written in the stars.

Their romance was a passionate, but stormy one.
They were married, unmarried, married others, unmarried them, then re-married each other again.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
You look at those two and they you see love.  But in their tumultuous relationship, they just loved each other too much.


One of Hollywood's biggest mystery and best kept secret.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
Like Richard and Liz above, they remarried each other twice.  Their marriage ended with her drowning death in 1981.
In recent months we are getting more and more info on what happened that fateful night.
After their argument, did she board the dingy and try to get back to shore on her own, or, did he in a rage push her in?
I only hope that before they die, both Robert Wagner and Christoper Walken will come clean about what happened that night.



Honourable Mention
In love and married a lifetime....ended in a heartbeat.

And speaking of water,
Isidor and Ida Straus
In recognition of the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago last April,
I thought I should mention one of the many love stories that ended in the sea that horrible night.
Macy's owner Isidor Straus and his wife Ida.
Married a long time, Ida refused to be separated from her husband and they both went down with the ship. 


My Favourite Love Couple in a Film

 Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly
You've Got Mail
One of my favs!


So many couples I could have covered. Some with so many interesting stories.
Guess I can include them in next years famous Valentine's couples!



I will be linking up with Sunday Showcase at Under The Table and Dreaming


  1. That was fun! The Strauss love story is just heart breaking.

  2. Hi Diane,
    I really enjoyed your post.
    I'm sitting here awaiting the blizzard heading our way and thought it would be a good time to visit some bloggy friends.
    I agree with Pondside, the Strauss story is just too sad! And I love Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly; one of my favourite movies.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend.


  3. Cute post. Lots of truth to what you said about Paul, me thinks. Gosh, he was a looker. Favorite movie, You've Got Mail. Loved it.

  4. Beautiful post!! Love all the couples for exception of Charles, he didn't love Diana and made her sad all her life as he always loved that ugly no, not him! Have a nice week.

  5. I really enjoyed this post, would love to know how Natalie died too...maybe someday!

  6. What a fun post! Enjoyed it so much. Did you know that you are a no-reply blogger? If this is not on purpose, you can go to your blog settings under email and change it so that you can get a reply back when you make a comment on another blog. Most of us like to reply back and thank you for visiting!

  7. Great post! I think I'd add the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to this list of true love. I think that is one royal relationship that will pass the test of time.

    As much as I'm not a fan of Camilla and I hate the way they both treated Diana, I guess to some degree Charles and Camilla are a love story.

  8. This was a charming post! Beautifully conceived and presented. Oh how much we want famous couples to stay in love. I still feel it's a shame that Liz and Dick couldn't have remained a couple. And Natalie Wood--just watched her again this afternoon in Splendor in the Grass. It's not right that her death was never fully explained, at least not to most peoples' satisfaction.

    Love You've Got Mail! America's sweethearts! And were there anymore sadder women than Diana and Marilyn? I know we'll always remember them young but I wish they could have grown old and loved the life they lived.