In fact, some of Tinseltown’s longest-standing twosomes are those who either met ahead of their life-changing fame, such as Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, who met in college, or childhood sweethearts Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley.
“I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” Banks told Allure of her spouse in May 2015. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f—k him, because I’m 18 and in college.”
Others, including Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler, Julia Stiles and Preston J. Cook, and Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney, met on the job — Rutler was as a production assistant on the set of the Grammy winner’s 2010 film Burlesque, while Cook was a camera assistant for Stiles’ 2015 flick Go With Me.
As for writer McNearney, she explained to Glamour in February 2014 of her now-husband, “All the writers would socialize after the show, and we would just hang out more and more.”
Jennifer Garner, for her part, found love with John Miller after her divorce from Affleck. The former couple, who share three kids, were married for 10 years before calling it quits.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” Garner and Affleck said in a joint statement in 2015. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to coparenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
Miller, meanwhile, shares two kids with ex-wife Caroline Campbell. Us broke the news in October 2018 that Garner and Miller were dating. “Jen brings out the best in John, and he is the happiest he has probably ever been. It’s a loving, healthy relationship,” an insider told Us.
The source noted that the Juno actress is thrilled to be with a man who’s not in her field, adding, “[Jennifer] loves that [boyfriend John Miller is] not in the entertainment industry and is just a simple guy.”
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