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Celebrities always manage to astonish us with the ways they keep their lives private. There’s longtime couples you forgot were married (hey, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes) and since-ended relationships that you may not remember happened in the first place (so long, Zendaya and Tom Holland). From surprise weddings to secret trips and definitely keeping off of Instagram, see the most private celebrity couples here.
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Travis Scott and Rihanna
This low-key couple reportedly dated in 2015, prior to the rapper’s relationship with Kylie Jenner. Details about their long-ago romance didn’t emerge until a recent episode of the “Throwing Fits” podcast. Journalist Jonah Weiner claimed that he “exposed” the relationship in the pages of Complex. “I broke the news about him and Rihanna, which they told me not to do,” the former editor said, later adding, “It’s not because he’s like, ‘Don’t tell anyone I’m smashing Rihanna.’ It’s because Rihanna’s like, ‘Don’t tell anyone that I’m smashing Travis Scott, please.” [It’s] obviously embarrassing as f–k,” per Us Weekly.
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Chord Overstreet and Emma Watson
There were whispers that Watson was dating the Glee star in March 2018, and the two confirmed the suspicions when they stepped out in public that month. The couple was first spotted together in Los Angeles back in February, but they kept their relationship super secret. The pair reportedly split in May 2018.
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Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan
Mulligan married the Mumford & Sons singer in 2012, but she prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye. “Marcus is the only thing that’s mine that I can keep totally away, so I try to,” she said in a 2015 interview. They share two children together.
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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
This super-secretive couple is rarely seen together, so much so that it can be easy to forget that the stars got married in 2011 and have two daughters.
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Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Swift has gone to major lengths to keep her latest relationship private, including hiding out at Alwyn’s London home after sneaking across the Atlantic undetected by the press. The two have been dating for more than two years but have only ever been photographed together a few times, and she reportedly feels like he’s the one.
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Glen Powell and Nina Dobrev
Dobrev and Powell began dating in the summer of 2017, but the couple decided to slow things down in November of that year. They reportedly chose to take a break because of Dobrev’s busy schedule, E! News reports.
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Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden
Henson only confirmed her two-year-long relationship with Kelvin Hayden in December 2017. “We’ve been together for two years,” she said on Essence‘s podcast “Yes Girl.” “And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.” In May 2018, Henson announced her engagement on Instagram.
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Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz
You may not have realized that Diaz married Good Charlotte rockstar Benji Madden. The two wed at the beginning of 2015, but tend to keep their relationship out of the public eye. In 2017, Madden broke that cycle and posted in honor of Diaz’s 45th birthday. At the start of 2020, the couple announced the birth of their daughter, Raddix Madden.
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Tasha McCauley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gordon-Levitt married Tasha McCauley, who has an MBA and a degree in robotics, in 2014 and the couple has two children together. The family has chosen to stay as far away from the limelight as possible. “She really doesn’t want to be a part of it and you can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny,” Gordon-Levitt told Howard Stern of his wife before they got married.
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Tom Holland and Zendaya
Despite spending so much time in the public eye, Zendaya managed to keep her relationship with fellow actor Tom Holland super private. The couple was apparently dating for about a year before their secret connection was reconfirmed in December. They sat next to each other at the 2018 Oscars, but by June 2019, Holland told ELLE that he was single. Zendaya is now linked to her Euphoria co-star Jacob Elrodi.
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Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie
Robbie and Ackerley were roommates before they dated and eventually married in a suprise ceremony in 2016. You’ll find hardly any photos of him on her Instagram, and although they’ve worked together the two have remained relatively private about their relationship since tying the knot. Last April, Robbie posted a rare photo of the couple on vacay in Finland.
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Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
Riverdale fans definitely keep tabs on this couple IRL, because they date on the show. But the two have been super quiet about their relationship since they hinted at it at a party in July 2017. They kept the PDA to a minimum, but Sprouse frequently posted artsy photographs of his “muse” to his Instagram account. The fan favorite couple was reported to be broken up, but it appears they’ve reconciled since their summer split.
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Actors Weisz and Craig don’t often share their relationship with the public, but the two have been together for eight years. Weisz told More that she keeps their relationship under wraps because of Craig’s superstar status. “ ,” she said. “You have to protect your marriage.” They reportedly welcomed a daughter in September 2018.
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Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart
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Dave Franco and Alison Brie
Franco married Brie in a top secret wedding in 2017, which The Knot reports they wanted to be super “low-key.”
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Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
The pair first met while playing secret lovers on the set of Mad Men and managed to keep their relationship under wraps—give or take a few red carpet appearances—before getting married in 2014. And around the same time rumors began to swirl of a Gilmore Girls revival, Bledel and Kartheiser welcomed their first child in the fall of 2015.
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Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx
You won’t get a peep out of Jamie Foxx when it comes to his relationship with Katie Holmes. The rumored couple were reportedly been an item since for six years—following her high-profile split with Tom Cruise. When an ESPN host questioned Foxx about Holmes during an NBA All-Star Weekend event in 2019, Foxx cut the interview short. While he couple made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Met Gala, they reportedly split shortly after. Sources gave conflicting accounts of the reason for their breakup.
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Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders’ hit show How I Met Your Mother was filled with appearances from some of the co-stars’ partners and Smulders’ then-boyfriend Killam played Gary Blauman. The couple got married in 2012 and have two daughters.
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Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Just like her Scandal character Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington loves mystery. Washington was dating the former NFL player-turned-actor and managed (or at least, attempted) to hide her pregnancy while shooting Scandal. The pair welcomed their second child in 2016.
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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
It doesn’t get more loyal then Don Gummer. The celebrated actress and her husband have been married since 1978 and while he makes appearances alongside his wife at Hollywood events, little is known about their relationship.
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Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
We don’t usually get a glimpse into the couple’s romance but they’ve been going strong for 17 years and have four children together.
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen are known to be tight-lipped when it comes to their relationship but the couple celebrated their 16th anniversary in December 2017 (yes, 16 years).
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Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
The chemistry on the co-stars’ film The Last Word was so strong that the pair decided to pursue a real-life romance. They dated for less than a year and eloped in March 2017. They welcomed a daughter, Nina, the following month.
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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Despite being a famous Hollywood couple, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem don’t like to flaunt their romance in front of the public and their wedding was no different. The couple wed in an intimate ceremony back in 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas. They also are parents to two children together.
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Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory actor and graphic designer Todd Spiewak were dating for over a decade before officially tying the knot in 2017.
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Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
The pair remains relatively mum when it comes to sharing their personal lives and didn’t publicly confirm reports of their first child, Rocco. Byrne and Cannavale welcomed their second child, Rafa, in 2017.
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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Thanks to the 2005 film Fantastic Four, Alba met her beau Cash Warren while shooting the action film (he was on the crew) and wed in a secret ceremony in 2008. The couple has three kids.
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Alan Ferguson and Solange
The Knowles sisters have surely mastered the art of surprise. The youngest Knowles began dating her now-husband Alan Ferguson in 2008 before the pair tied the knot it a private ceremony in 2014. The stylish couple’s all-ivory wedding photos went viral. However, she announced their divorce in November 2019.
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