When you know, you know! While these celebs might not have known they were meeting their future spouses, their adorable meet-cutes and chemistry were evidence enough for fans to start shipping them early on. From Justin and Hailey to Blake and Ryan, watch these stars’ love stories come to life on screen.
JUSTIN & HAILEY
Following news of their engagement in June, fans dug up a 2009 video of Baldwin meeting the singer seemingly for the first time. Hailey’s actor-father, Stephen Baldwin, introduced the then-tween pair in the clip. “We’ve been enjoying your music,” he said. Bieber previously commented on the video in 2016 when he first romanced the model, tweeting, “Haha. Amazing,” in response to the Vine. Looking back, we like to think you can see sparks flying between the hair flips and crossed arms.
JENNY & DONNIE
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg first met on Watch What Happens Live and reconnected five months later in March 2013 when the New Kids on the Block member was invited on as a guest on The Jenny McCarthy Show, where they shared a quick kiss midway through their sit-down interview. “Now, I want to talk about what happened between Donnie Wahlberg and me. Let’s just say we visually give 50 Shades of Grey a run for its money. It gets steamy,” McCarthy recalled of the now-married couple’s interaction, in a blog post for Chicago Splash. “I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old. By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED.”
BLAKE & RYAN
During Entertainment Weekly‘s SiriusXM Deadpool special, Ryan Reynolds recalled feeling sparks with now-wife Blake Lively on their first date — which they were not on with each other. “A year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single we went on a double date – [Blake] was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl – and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” he recounted. “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends.” But their chemistry was apparent a year earlier when the pair was promoting Green Lantern in a joint interview.
CHRISSY & JOHN
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend first met on the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video in 2007. “I’m not going to lie. We hooked up. [And then when he went on tour] I left him by himself for a while,” she told Cosmopolitan. “The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, ‘There’s so much more out there.’ I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”
KATE & JAMIE
During a 2015 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the cast of Fantastic Four played a round of Plead the Fifth in which Kate Mara was asked which of her costars she’d shag, marry and kill. “I’m going to marry Jamie,” she stated confidently.
In another appearance on the late-night Bravo show, Mara revealed she and her costar fell in love on the press tour for Fantastic Four, which included their previously mentioned interview. “It was because of you!” Mara exclaimed to host Andy Cohen, two years later.