The Lucky Ladies Who've Landed a Sexiest Man Alive
Or rather, the incredible women who just so happen to be with very handsome men
Married to: John Legend, 2019's Sexiest Man Alive
Legend says that, in spite of all his awards (he's an EGOT) and his global fame, taking home the Sexiest Man Alive title is what really dazzled Teigen. “She’s proud of me. You know, she makes fun of me almost all the time, but she hasn’t even been snarky about this," he said on The Voice. "She’s, like, legit proud of me. I finally impressed my wife!”
Married to: Idris Elba, 2018's Sexiest Man Alive
Days before Valentine's Day 2018, Elba popped the question to the Canadian beauty queen prior to a screening of his directorial debut, Yardie. Before that, the actor told PEOPLE about his blossoming relationship with Dhowre, saying, "falling in love while making a movie about falling in love [The Mountain Between Us] is pretty special." On April 27, 2019, the couple tied the knot in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Married to: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 2016's Sexiest Man Alive
The couple tied the knot in Hawaii in August 2019, with Johnson sharing the news on Instagram. The pair first met in 2006 and started dating in 2007. They share daughters Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 17 months.
The actor told PEOPLE that it's their shared sense of humor that keeps them strong as a couple: “First of all, she teases me about everything. Everything." He added, "Nothing is off-limits in our house. And it’s the beauty of it. And I tease her with everything.”
Dating: Blake Shelton, 2017's Sexiest Man Alive
The singing superstars met on The Voice after coming off of their respective divorces. And even today, Shelton is still surprised he landed the No Doubt frontwoman.
“If you thought the PEOPLE magazine cover was shocking, mine and Gwen’s relationship is probably the biggest head-scratcher,” he joked to Martina McBride.
Married to: David Beckham, 2015's Sexiest Man Alive
The former Spice Girl and current fashion designer tied the knot with the soccer star in 1999, and four kids and many years later, the two are still compatible as ever. "He likes things done a certain way, which is great because I leave a mess everywhere I go," she told PEOPLE. "That's why we are good partners. I leave a mess and he tidies it up."
Married to: Chris Hemsworth, 2014's Sexiest Man Alive
Not only is she gorgeous, but the Furious 7 actress and mom of three is a total fitness junkie — and it shows. Just peep at her washboard abs for proof.
Married to: Adam Levine, 2013's Sexiest Man Alive
What a feat! The ladies' man settled down with the Namibian model after a whirlwind romance, leading to the pair tying the knot in July 2014 (and subsequently welcoming two daughters). As for the Victoria's Secret Angel's reaction upon hearing of her husband's honor? "Laughter, a lot of laughter," Levine told PEOPLE at the time. "She's keeping me humble."
Married to: Ryan Reynolds, 2010's Sexiest Man Alive
One of Hollywood's most beautiful couples, Lively and Reynolds are quite private when it comes to discussing their relationship and three daughters. But that doesn't stop the pair from posting cute Instagram snapshots. #goals
Married to: Hugh Jackman, 2008's Sexiest Man Alive
"From day one, we were best mates. We just clicked. We were giggling and laughing — we just connected," Jackman told Good Housekeeping of fellow Aussie Furness, with whom he has two children. "She has two speeds: Stop and Go. She is always, 'Let's do this, let's do that.' And she is very funny, very quick."
Married to: Matt Damon, 2007's Sexiest Man Alive
Total movie moment: The Martian actor and wife Luciana's meet-cute is, well, really cute. The pair met in Miami Beach, where the raven-haired beauty worked as a bartender. "I literally saw her across a crowded room and eight years and four kids later, that's my life," Damon told Ellen DeGeneres in 2011.
Married to: George Clooney, 1997 & 2006's Sexiest Man Alive
"She's an amazing human being," Clooney has said of Amal, an award-winning human rights lawyer and mom to the couple's twins. "And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humor."
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Married to: Matthew McConaughey, 2005's Sexiest Man Alive
The lifestyle guru and mom of three gave McConaughey a little nudge to propose. "It took her going, 'C'mon, Big Boy, Mr. Easygoing-We'll- Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Either s--t or get off the pot,' " the Oscar winner told GQ.
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Married to: Pierce Brosnan, 2001's Sexiest Man Alive
The pair — who marked their 25th wedding anniversary in 2018 — have two sons together, and as Brosnan has said, a lifetime of memories ahead. Paying tribute to his wife on their milestone anniversary, he wrote on Instagram, "Onwards."
Married to: Richard Gere, 1999's Sexiest Man Alive
After knowing each other earlier in life, the two reconnected in 2014 and wed in a secret ceremony in 2018 before welcoming a son together in early 2019. Despite their nearly 35-year age difference, “Our karma was attracted the moment we saw each other,” she's said. “I’m not ignoring our age difference and what it means to be with a Hollywood star, but when there’s such a strong karmic energy, the problems disappear.” In November 2019, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the two are expecting baby No. 2.
Married to: Harrison Ford, 1998's Sexiest Man Alive
Together since 2002 and married since 2010, the often-secretive stars are still going strong.
“I’m in love,” Ford told Hello! Magazine in 2003. “Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life. I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn’t surprised that I did.”
Married to: Denzel Washington, 1996's Sexiest Man Alive
Opening up to PEOPLE about their 35-plus-year marriage in 2018, the actor had some kind words about what makes their union work.
“What pops into my head: security, food, a beautiful home," he said. "The difference between a house and a home, it’s a big difference. You can buy a house, but that doesn’t make it a home — and not to say a man can’t make a home a home, but my wife has made our house a home, and raised these beautiful kids [John David, Katia, twins Olivia and Malcolm] and protected them and sacrificed for them, she did the heavy lifting.”
Married to: Nick Nolte, 1992's Sexiest Man Alive
The couple's daughter Sophie is following in her dad's footsteps: she appeared alongside him in the 2018 film Head Full of Honey.
Married to: Sean Connery, 1989's Sexiest Man Alive
The James Bond actor — who was almost 60 when he was named Sexiest Man Alive — and his artist wife are approaching 45 years of marriage.
Married to: Harry Hamlin, 1987's Sexiest Man Alive
Though it's been three decades since Hamlin took the title, he's recently found himself back in the spotlight thanks to his wife's role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But that hasn't interfered with their marriage.
“We’re still firing on all cylinders after 26 or 27 years,” he told Lapalme in 2018. “It simply comes down to — we really like each other and we’re complete opposites. We never get tired of each other’s stories. Lisa is a master of social media and pop culture. My real interests are the political and scientific.”
He added, “We put a lot of time in therapy and talking and reading books and trying to figure out how to create a foundation for a family.”
Married to: Mark Harmon, 1986's Sexiest Man Alive
In his February 2019 cover story with PEOPLE, Harmon shared the practical secret to the couple's successful 31-year marriage.
“We were both in our thirties when we got married, so hopefully the stupid stuff we did earlier,” he said. “That’s probably the closest I have to what the key is.”