Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian first met by chance while they were separately visiting Rome in 2015. They happened to be getting breakfast at the Cavalieri hotel when Alexis sat down at the table right next to Serena, who was trying to save the table for other members of her business team. In an effort to get Alexis to move, Serena’s friend told Alexis there was a rat by the table, to which Alexis responded “I’m from Brooklyn. I see rats all the time.” Serena eventually asked him to join them for breakfast.
Colman Domingo met his husband, Raúl Aktanov, in a Walgreens parking lot back in 2005. They’d only locked eyes and didn’t say anything to each other, but Raúl felt a spark and decided to post on Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” section, hoping to reconnect with Colman.
Ellen Pompeo met her husband, Chris Ivery, at a grocery store in 2003 and they began dating six months later.
Prince Harry first spotted Meghan Markle after seeing her in a selfie in his friend’s Instagram post. Their mutual friend set the two up on a blind date at Soho House in London, while Meghan was in the city for Wimbledon. Harry admitted to being stuck in traffic leaving Meghan on her own for half an hour before he literally ran into the building sweating. And then, the date went perfectly. “It just felt so right, and it felt so normal,” Harry said of their meeting.
Matt Damon met his wife, Luciana Barroso, while he was filming Stuck on You in Miami. At the time she was a bartender, and they crossed paths after Matt’s friends encouraged him to go out for drinks with them after work.
Tom Ford met his late husband, Richard Buckley, on an elevator over 30 years ago. Tom said, “By the time that elevator landed on the ground floor I thought, ‘You’re the one.’ That’s it. Click. Sold.” He added, “It was literally love at first sight.”
Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley were set up by their economics professor Robert Sexton from Pepperdine University. At the time, Adam saw a photo of Tamera on his professor’s wall and fell for her immediately, and decided to write her an email. “Tia was on the wall, too, my twin, but he pointed to my picture,” Tamera said.
Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad first met when they were teenagers and attended band camp together. They reconnected years later when Suleika was being treated for leukemia and got married in February 2022 after she was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time.
Jerry Seinfeld met his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, at a gym in New York City. She was filling up her water bottle and wearing headphones when Jerry went up to her and tried to make her laugh. At the time, she had just gotten married to Eric Nederlander but broke things off soon after.
Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian Fink, met when he made an appointment for a haircut at her salon. At the time, they were both in relationships with other people, and it took them three years before they finally got together.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita met at the Equinox gym in West Hollywood. At the time, Justin was a law student and had just seen Jesse on the pilot episode of Modern Family, so he decided to strike up a conversation with him.
Finally, Jeff Bridges met his wife, Susan Geston, while he was filming Rancho Deluxe in Montana. She actually turned him down the first time he asked her out, and then they ran into each other a few days later at a local bar.
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