The Hollywood Stars Who Introduced These Popular Celebrity Couples, Revealed

Ever wonder how most celebrity couples actually meet? Surely they aren’t all perusing the bar scene or using the latest dating app. As it turns out, many celebrity duos get matched up by their famous friends or family members. Here’s a look at some of the famous matchmakers responsible for playing Cupid and getting these celebrity couples together.

Anne Hathaway introduced Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Anne Hathaway in One Day

Anne Hathaway played matchmaker. | Focus Features

Hathaway and budding actress Emily Blunt may have played characters in The Devil Wears Prada who didn’t get along. But in real life, the two are quite chummy. In fact, Hathaway introduced Blunt to The Office star John Krasinski in 2008. The duo married in 2010, and have two children together.

Next: Another romance that blossomed from the same movie cast!

Emily Blunt introduced Felicity Blunt and Stanley Tucci

British actress Emily Blunt poses for photographers

Emily Blunt set her sister up with Stanley Tucci. | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Looks like everyone in The Devil Wears Prada cast wanted to play matchmaker. Emily Blunt did just that when she set up a date between costar Stanley Tucci and her sister, Felicity. Actress sister Emily’s hunch that the two would hit it off was spot on — they got married in a private ceremony in 2012.

Next: A matchmaker for all seven kingdoms.

Hailee Steinfeld introduced Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

 Hailee Steinfeld

She helped a Jonas brother find love. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are easily one of the cutest young couples around. But just how did the Game of Thrones actress and oldest Jonas Brother get together? It turns out actress Hailee Steinfeld introduced the two after Turner expressed interest in the smooth singer. And good on Steinfeld — Jonas and Turner announced their engagement in October 2017.

Next: A very modern matchmaker indeed.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson introduced Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Jesse Tyler Ferguson helped his costar find love. | Rich Polk/Getty Images

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is apparently a modern version of Cupid. While he set up red hot costar Sofia Vergara with heartthrob Joe Manganiello, he was hesitant to take too much credit for getting the gorgeous couple together. “We were at a party together and I just introduced them,” Ferguson finally admitted in 2015 after Vergara and Manganiello got engaged.

Next: Friends helping ‘Friends’ find true love.

Robert Downey Jr. introduced Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man is quite the real-life matchmaker. | Ian Gavan/Getty Images

There was once a time when Jennifer Aniston graced the cover of every supermarket tabloid because of her seemingly whirlwind dating life. But all that changed when the Friends alum met actor Justin Theroux, and she has Robert Downey, Jr. to thank for that. The Iron Man star allegedly introduced the two in 2007 and says that they were instantly smitten with each other.

Next: One seriously famous family.

Nicole Ritchie introduced Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

 Nicole Richie

Her matchmaking skills made her family bigger. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Ritchie has spent over a decade with her husband, Good Charlotte alum Joel Madden. She even went so far as to spread the love to Joel’s twin brother Benji when she introduced him to her gal pal Cameron Diaz in 2014. Madden and Diaz dated for seven months before getting engaged and marrying in 2015. Now, the famous foursome makes everyone jealous with their epic family pictures — which include Nicole’s crooning father, Lionel Ritchie!

Next: Speaking of crooners…

Ed Sheeran introduced Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid

Singer Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran looks out for his fellow singers. | Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Unlike Jesse Tyler Ferguson, award-winning singer Ed Sheeran has no problem admitting to when he sets his friends up. Such is the case for his friend, actress Courteney Cox, who he claims to have set up with Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid. The two were engaged a couple years back, and rumors swirled that Sheeran himself was going to officiate the wedding! Sadly, the couple never made it down the aisle and split instead.

Next: Sheeran’s pals have tried setting him up as well.

Taylor Swift introduced Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift performs

Taylor Swift introduced Elle Goulding to Ed Sheeran. | Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

She may be the queen of post-break-up tunes. But when it comes to her friend’s love lives, Swift is all for lending a helping hand. And it’s no surprise that she has reportedly set her best buddy Ed Sheeran up on multiple occasions. Rumor had it that T-Swift was behind Sheeran’s fling with fellow pop star Ellie Goulding, even though the two have never officially admitted to dating. (But more on Goulding just a bit later.)

Next: And, while we’re on the subject of Taylor Swift.

Gwyneth Paltrow introduced Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal

Gwyneth Paltrow played Cupid for Taylor Swift. | Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom

Taylor Swift’s dating resume may be quite long, but that doesn’t seem to stop her friends from trying to set her up with the right guy! Such was the case for actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who allegedly introduced Swift to Jake Gyllenhaal. Unfortunately for Paltrow, her efforts may have resulted in another T-Swift revenge ballad.

Next: Hey, so we were talking about Ellie Goulding before…

Ellie Goulding introduced Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Ellie Goulding (with Prince Harry) introduced Taylor Swift to one of her beaus. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Goulding and Swift seem to play a major role in each other’s love lives. In fact, the British songstress is credited with introducing Swift to popular EDM artist Calvin Harris at The Brit Awards in 2015. The musical duo dated for a little over a year before things got ugly and Swift went on a brief fling with actor Tom Hiddleston.

Next: Next up, a celebrity match-up that has nothing to do with Taylor Swift.

Jimmy Kimmel introduced Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel introduced the power couple. | ABC

Just who exactly is responsible for the firestorm that is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West? Look no further than late-night host Kimmel, who introduced the two polarizing personalities at a Comedy Central show in 2008. They were both already in relationships and didn’t get together until 2012, but now have three children together. They can thank Kimmel for the introduction — provided Kanye doesn’t start a fight with him.

Next: Speaking of talk show hosts…

Ed Helms introduced Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Ed Helms

Was Ed Helms Ellen’s Cupid? | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

And who do we thank for getting talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her stunning wife Portia de Rossi together? Actor Ed Helms, star of The Office and The Hangover, thinks he’s the man that put it all together. Although, judging by a very silly exchange that Helms had with DeGeneres on her show back in 2010, it’s hard to tell how much influence he really had.

Next: This Cupid, on the other hand, has allegedly influenced more than one relationship.

Harry Styles introduced his sister and Niall Horan

Could his former bandmate become his brother in law? | Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

This could all be hearsay. But the One Direction alum has been rumored to have had a hand in setting up a couple of his famous friends. Styles even allegedly had a hand in setting up his sister with former bandmate Niall Horan! As for Styles himself, it doesn’t appear that he has been hit by Cupid’s arrow just yet.

Next: Pairing up a former castmate. 

Ashley Tisdale introduced Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler

Ashley Tisdale

She played matchmaker for Vanessa Hudgens. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

It’s no secret that Tisdale has remained friends with her former High School Musical costar Vanessa Hudgens. The two have remained so close even, that Tisdale set Hudgens up with current beau, Austin Butler. Tisdale, who was friends with Butler for years before setting the two up, says they go on double dates together.

Next: Finally, to bring our list full circle.

John Krasinksi introduced Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak

 John Krasinski

He set up a different kind of “office” romance. |  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

A list that starts off with John Krasinski meeting his wife has to also end with him, right? At least it does in this case since the funny is reportedly responsible for getting to of his costars from The Office together. Krasinski is said to have had a hand in costar and high school chum B.J. Novak getting together with Mindy Kaling. But given the allegedly tumultuous nature of that relationship, it’s unknown if Krasinski wants credit for it.

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