Why to celebrity men date models? Is it simply because they travel in the same social circles? Do they feel someone “in the business” will understand them and love them for who they are? Perhaps it’s more shallow and they think the red carpet photos will be better with a supermodel on their arm. Here are 10 celebrities sporting model girlfriends or wives, present and past.
Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr
Hottie Orlando Bloom, known for his hunky roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean features (2003, 2006, 2007), has been dating Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr since 2007. They are the picture perfect whether on the red carpet or just strolling down Rodeo Drive. Seems like a match made in beauty heaven. ET nabbed the exclusive, announcing their engagement last month. However, when TMZ asked Miranda who she would choose if she had to pick between Orlando or her dog, she refused to comment. Ouch.
Breaking News:Reports this evening are that Bloom and Kerr were secretly married, just one month after announcing their engagement. No details were yet available.
Bruce Willis & Emma Heming
Bruce Willis, mega star known for his Die Hard trilogy (and his marriage to Demi Moore) married Emma Heming March 21, 2009, after dating for one year. They met through mutual friends and age is definitely not an issue – Bruce is 24 years her senior. Heming, born in Malta, is a British model and actress. She has appeared in ads for Chritian Dior, Escada, Gap, John Frieda. Redken, and Garnier. Emma has also been a runway model for Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Bar Refaeli
Baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio, superb in Titanic and Blood Diamond, has tripped the light fantastic with not one but two supermodels. Currently ‘on’ with ‘on-again/off-again’ girlfriend Bar Refaeli, Leo previously dated Victoria’s Secret model Giselle Bundchen. Leo gained acclaim with three Oscar nominations for The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Bar was the first Israeli born model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (2009). She has also appeared in ads for Chanel makeup, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, and Victoria’s Secret. Don’t worry about Giselle, she married football star Tom Brady (see below).
Mickey Rourke & Anastasia Makarenko
Bad boy Mickey Rourke, who got hearts pumping in 9½ Weeks (1986) and later wowwed audiences with his Oscar-nominated performance in The Wrestler (2009), is a one-woman man with Russian model Anastasia Makarenko, 24, since meeting on a photo shoot last summer. Mickey, 57, is quite the international fashion model connoisseur, having previously partnered with American Terry Farrell, Ukranian Sasha Volkova, Russian Elena Kuletskaya, and Australian Cheyenne Tozzi.
George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney, Oscar winner for his supporting role in 2005’s Syriana, and previously nominated for Up in the Air (2009), Michael Clayton (2007), and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), is no stranger to beautiful women. Clooney, 49, has been dating Italian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis, 31, since they met in Rome last July. In addition to Italian television success, Canalis’s modeling portfolio includes Loveable glasses, Ciba Vision, Segue, and John Richmond undewear, beachwear and sunglasses.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Hearthrob Matthew McConaughey is officially off the market since proposing to Brazilian model Camila Alves. McConaughey is known as the loveable, hunky actor who loves to be naked. Alves, who has done work for Armani, Escada, Macys, Vanity Fair, and Avon, also has her own line of designer handbags called Muxo. The couple welcomed their son, Levi Alves McConaughey on July 7, 2008, and their daughter, Vida Alves McConaughey, on January 29, 2010. With those genes, who could lose?
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves a string of broken hearts in his wake, after marrying supermodel Gisele Bundchen on February 26, 2009. Named the World’s Top Earning Model earlier this year, Bundchen is famous for her work with high brow clients such as Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Bvlgari.
Brady has previously been linked with model and actress Bridget Moynahan, who has had her share of covers on Vogue and Glamour. They broke up in late 2006, after which Moynahan announced her pregnancy with Brady’s child. Their son Jack was born in August 2009. Brady and Bundchen welcomed their son Benjamin on December 8, 2009.
Guy Ritchie & Jacqui Ainsley
British director Guy Ritchie, 41, is probably best known as Madonna’s ex. Ritchie has recently been linked with English model Jacqui Ainsley, 28, who has appeared in ads for Samsung, Sunsilk, and Virgin Atlantic. Earlier this year he was also spotted with models Elle Macpherson and Michaela Kocianova.
Johnny Depp & Kate Moss
Johnny Depp, aka Capt. Jack Sparrow, enjoys the company of a beautiful woman. Engaged four times, Depp was once betrothed to supermodel Kate Moss (1994-1998) Enjoying the fruits of his labor on films as Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp has been living with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis since . The couple has two children: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002.
Kyle MacLachlan & Linda Evangelista
Before Kyle MacLachlan was known as poor Orson on Desperate Housewives, he was engaged to Canadian model Linda Evangelista (1992-1996), whom he me on the set of a Barney’s ad. He later married fashion publicist Desiree Gruber, and they have one son.
Richard Gere & Cindy Crawford
Richard Gere, Golden Globe winner for his role in Chicago, and heralded for his roles in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), American Gigolo (1980), and Pretty Woman (1990). Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991-1995. Their marriage fueled rumors that the union was to cover up the sexual preference of each. Crawford, best known for her trademark mole, has done work for Playboy, Revlon, Pepsi and Clairol, as well as her own lines of fragrance and skin care. Gere married actress Carey Lowell in 2002. They have a son, Homer, born February 6, 2000. Crawford has been married to Rande Gerber since 1998.
Celebrity (read: power and money) tends to draw attention from beautiful and ambitious women. Perhaps it’s just a rung on their ladder of success, perhaps it’s love. Whatever the case, be sure to check the publication date of this writing, as this list changes frequently.
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