What girl hasn't dreamed of being Lois Lane and what guy wouldn't want to be Steve Trevor? Who hasn't looked to Batman and Catwoman as #RelationshipGoals? Being the significant other of a superhero is a wish most aren't ashamed to admit. Whether it's DC or Marvel, fans have their favorite crush-worthy caped crusaders. It's hard to resist the dashing good looks, the heroic charm, the tight spandex. Beyond that, it would be an honor to be entrusted with knowing a hero's secret identity.
These significant others didn't have to dangle from tall buildings to be noticed by their superhero partners. In fact, some of them weren't even intimidated by the capes and cowls and in some cases, it was the heroes themselves that were left captivated. Together, many have presented a united front against nasty tabloid rumors and have defended each other from the prying eyes of Hollywood. Some have even begun to add to their super family, allowing for the possibility of their sidekicks to one day take on the mantle of hero!
20 SUSAN DOWNEY
The first thing Susan Downey recalls about first meeting her husband, Robert, was "how strange he was." At the time, Susan was producing the horror film Gothika, which starred the Iron Man actor alongside X-Men's Halle Berry. Robert shares his most memorable recollection of the experience was "romancing the producer." Despite rejecting his initial advances, Susan finally allowed the romance to form.
Robert proposed to Susan in 2003, going public with their relationship that same year before getting married in 2005. He credits his wife with helping him kick his dangerous habits, saying "the old saying is true -- behind every good man there's an incredible woman. I owe a huge amount, if not all of my success to Susan." He even credits her with helping him land the role of Sherlock Holmes. Director Guy Ritchie calls their romance "the greatest illustration of a symbiotic relationship I have ever seen."
19 SUNNY OZELL
Proving you're never too old to find true love, X-Men star Patrick Stewart married his long-time girlfriend Sunny Ozell in September 2013. His best friend, Ian McKellen, officiated the ceremony. The couple met while Stewart was performing Macbeth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and began dating in 2008. Ozell is a singer-songwriter based in New York who encountered Stewart while working as a waitress at Franny's Restaurant.
Ozell vividly remembers the moment, recalling Stewart ordered a "white pie with olives" and admits "I was a little freaked out seeing Patrick Stewart in my restaurant." Stewart says, "it was an immediate attraction " when he met Ozell, who offered him desert on-the-house. Despite their age difference, Ozell, who is in her late-30s, maintains the gap is irrelevant, stating, "he is so youthful and I guess I'm kind of an old worry wart, so we bridge the gap."
18 SOPHIA VERGARA
From the moment he snuck a peek at her behind, Joe Manganiello fell for Sophia Vergara. The two met at the 2014 White House Correspondent's Dinner and from that moment on, kicked off a whirlwind romance that ended in them getting married after only a year and a half of being together. The two flooded social media with their beautiful wedding pictures, even posting a video on Instagram of the True Blood star serenading Vergara with Guns n' Roses' Sweet Child of Mine.
The Deathstroke actor is completely devoted to his Modern Family love, celebrating their first anniversary with a 40-page book of love. Vergara returned the favor by rewarding her husband with a Dungeons and Dragons inspired man cave. The couple recently slammed Star Magazine for running a fake article insinuating Vergara cheated on her husband, quickly pointing out pictures of her sans her wedding ring were Photoshopped.
17 SARAH JADE
In 2015, the WWE and Gaurdians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista married competitive pole dancer Sarah Jade. Describing herself as a self-taught "classique style pole dancer," Jade came in second place in the 2012 USPDF Amateur Nationals. The two married in Florida and shared their wedding photos on their personal Twitter and Instagram accounts. The couple was joined by Bautista's WWE costars Chris Jericho and Titus O'Neil.
Little is known about Bautista's new bride besides what can be found in her website biography. The dancer reveals she has a "love for high heels and body rolls" and was the winner of Miss Pole Dance America in 2016. In December 2011, she opened her own dance studio, Buttercup Pole Dance, where she offers workshops and hosts a training camp.
16 ADAM SHULMAN
After meeting through mutual friends, Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway started dating in late 2008. Shulman then accompanied The Dark Knight Rises star to the opening gala of the Palm Springs Film Festival where Hathaway was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award. In 2011, he proposed with a custom-made Kwiat engagement ring he helped design.
It was clear the two were smitten for each other from the start. Hathaway gushed about her fiancee at the time, telling Marie Claire UK, "I am very much in love with him," teasing that he "ruined my plan" of spending time alone resulting in her falling "in love like a fool." The two married in 2012 and have a son, Johnathan Rosebanks, who was born in March 2016. Shulman is amazed at how well Hathaway has taken to motherhood, sharing, "as a mother, she is gorgeous."
15 COLIN JOST
It's confirmed! Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson and SNL star Colin Jost are officially a couple. Though the two have been dating for six months, they have managed to keep their relationship from the public until making their debut at the American Museum of Natural History Gala on November 30. Rumors about the relationship first appeared when the two were spotted making out during the SNL season finale party.
Jost has been very tight-lipped about his new girlfriend but revealed to US Weekly, "she's wonderful... I'm very happy. I feel very lucky." The two met when ScarJo first hosted SNL, which coincidentally was during the first year Jost was working as a writer for the show. While the two have taken great care in taking things slow, friends of the couple say, "They are very much in love. It's serious!" revealing they have already met each other's families.
14 SOPHIE HUNTER
Fans of the BBC drama recognize Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes while Marvel fans know him as Doctor Strange. In February of 2015, he wed Sophie Hunter, an avant-garde theater and opera director and playwright. Hunter co-founded the Lacuna Theatre Company and Boileroom, which won the 2007 Samuel Theatre Trust Award. Her productions have made their way across Europe, the Middle East and North America.
After six years together, the couple didn't make their first public appearance until June 2014. Hunter suffered backlash from die-hard Cumberbatch fans who believed she was "using [him] to turn herself into a celebrity." Cumberbatch was quick to defend his new bride at the time, stating "I think really it's to do with the idea that the 'Internet's boyfriend' can't actually belong to anyone else but the Internet." The two remain strong, welcoming their second son Hal Auden this past March.
13 LAUREN MILLER
Seth Rogen is known for his raunchy comedic films such as Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party. In 2011, Rogen starred in The Green Hornet as the titular crimefighting vigilante. Along his career path, Rogen met Lauren Miller, who played supporting roles in a number of his films. The two became engaged in 2010 and married in October 2011.
Both an actress and screenwriter, Miller has created and starred in a number of short films. Alongside her husband, the couple created the organization Hilarity for Charity which supports the Alzheimer's Association. The organization was founded shortly after Miller's mother was diagnosed with the debilitating disease. Miller credits her husband with giving a voice to a disease most are too afraid to speak about, sharing, "Once Seth was getting out there and taking about it, young people started coming up to us and thanking Seth for sharing his story."
12 ALICIA VIKANDER
The attraction between X-Men villain Michael Fassbender and Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander on the set of the 2014 film The Light Between Oceans was undeniable. The couple has been notoriously private regarding their relationship, enjoying a secret engagement and wedding, but have revealed memorable moments during their romance.
Vikander explained while shooting the film, the two were forced to share close quarters, which helped Fassbender open up more when it came to his acting. "He was very sweet with letting me in..." she told E News, saying the actor asked her for notes about his performance. Fassbender was clearly enamored with his costar, saying ,"She doesn't take anything for granted. Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was committed."
11 BLAKE LIVELY
The romance between Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively is regarded as one of the most idyllic relationships in Hollywood. In July 2010, the two were announced as the leads for the Green Lantern film and made their first public appearance together at San Deigo Comic Con. It wasn't until October 2011 that rumors of their romance surfaced when Lively was seen making frequent visits to the set of Reynold's R.I.P.D.
After a year of dating, the two married in September 2011, hosting a chic surprise wedding at the Boone Hall Plantation, made famous in The Notebook. Lively constantly refers to Reynolds as her "best friend" while Reynolds uses humor in reference to his wife. In his acceptance speech for Best Comedic Performance in Deadpool, Reynolds dedicated his win to his wife saying "everything I do is to make her laugh, especially the sex."
10 JOE JONAS
Before their recent engagement, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner made their first appearance as a couple during a pre-MTV Europe Music Awards Kings of Leon concert last November. The DNCE frontman and X-Men: Apocalypse star were seen getting cozy and kissing, and later spent Halloween and Thanksgiving together. The two didn't make their romance official until Turner posted a picture of her former boyband beau on Instagram in January.
Turner revealed in InStyle that she found it "easier to date someone who understands the industry." The relatively unknown actress jump-started her career when she landed the role of Sansa Stark on the popular drama Game of Thrones. A source close to Jonas said that he'd been "taking this relationship very seriously" revealing Turner "is the female equivalent of him." On October 15, the two announced their engagement on Instagram with Turner showing off her pear-shaped diamond ring.
9 LISA BONET
Jason Momoa managed to see his childhood dream come true by marrying his Cosby Show crush Lisa Bonet. The Justice League star revealed in an interview with Katie Couric the first time he met Bonet in 2005 sealed the deal, saying, "I was like 'I want that one. I want her. I'm going to get her.'" Who knew the Game of Thrones hulk could be easily charmed? Momoa reveals his wife "definitely makes me shy. It's been an honor."
The couple tied the knot in November 2007 and have captivated fans of their romance ever since. Their family is united when it comes to Bonet's ex Lenny Kravitz and his daughter Zoe, who reveals "it's really beautiful" and shares a matching tattoo with Momoa. The actor can't help but praise his wife, stating, "she's so amazing because I am such a dipsh*t. She's an angel... She's seeing this one through."
8 ELSA PATAKY
Thor star Chris Hemsworth reveals from the moment he met his wife, "we just made sense." Hemsworth describes Pataky, best known for her roles in the Fast and Furious franchise, as "fun... outgoing" with "a sense of humor and a passionate attitude toward life." The couple married in an admittedly poorly-planned ceremony in Indonesia surrounded by close family.
The couple has been married for five years and share three beautiful children, whom Pataky is happy to share pictures of on her Instagram. The actor admits that his demanding career has strained his relationship with Pataky, saying, "In terms of work, she's certainly given up more than I have," but says, "there's no shortage of how much I tell her I love her." Hemsworth emphasizes the need for "date nights" to strengthen the relationship, saying "once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that."
7 JADA PINKETT SMITH
Suicide Squad actor Will Smith reveals the secret to maintaining his long marriage with wife Jada is "just not quitting." The couple's been plagued with rumors about divorce, secret sexual preferences, and more but remain steadfast against the tabloid gossip. Smith states, "You can't expect it to be easy; it's like our marriage was the most difficult, gruelling, excruciating thing that we have taken on in our lives... [we're] just not quitters."
The couple is known for their playful antics. In May 2013, the actor pranked Jada, who played crime vixen Fish Mooney on Gotham, by putting a popsicle stick under her bra strap and waited to see how long it took for her to discover it. A half-hour later, Smith posted on Facebook "she noticed." Jada says she's thankful to have Will in her life; "Thank God I have a husband who is just a gangster partner."
6 TASHA MCCAUGHLY
Joseph Gordon-Levitt shot for the moon and married Tasha McCaughly, who is the co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots company based at the NASA Research Park. The Dark Knight Rises star has managed to shield his wife from the prying eyes of Hollywood, saying, "she really doesn't want to be a part of that." But that doesn't mean McCaughly doesn't support her husband's lifestyle, sharing videos of his hitRecord tv show on social media.
The couple privately married in December 2014 and have kept to themselves since then. In August 2015, they welcomed their first child, a baby boy and another in June of this year. Sources close to the couple say Gordon-Levitt is enamored with his new bride, saying, "You can tell he adores her. She's beautiful and smart."
5 AMAL ALAMUDDIN
George Clooney, known for his portrayal of the caped crusader in Batman & Robin, recalls first meeting his wife Amal in July 2013, saying, "I thought she was beautiful, and... funny and obviously smart" and jokes she, "probably thought I was old." The attraction was immediate but it took a while before their romance fully blossomed; the two exchanging emails, discussing what was happening in each other's lives. Their first date wasn't until October when Clooney invited Amal to dinner in London.
The well-known playboy proposed in April 2014, waiting a full 20 minutes for Amal to recover from the shock and finally say "yes." In September, the couple got married in an intimate Italian ceremony and shortly after shared the news that they were expecting twins. The news came as quite a shock to the couple, but they have taken great care when it comes to parenting.
4 JENNA DEWAN
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are one of those couples that can't get enough of each other. The fun-loving pair, who met on the set of Step Up, aren't shy when it comes to flaunting their physiques. The Gambit star showed off his toned bod in the Magic Mike franchise and loves to post revealing photos of Dewan. Most notably, the actor shared a nude photo of Dewan on Instagram, curled up in bed with the caption "Nap Time = The Best Time."
For his wife's 37th birthday, Tatum chose to be more romantic, posting a stunning photo of his wife along with a tribute fit for a Hallmark card. The star praised his wife's ever evolving beauty, likening it to "something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic." The actor revealed the key to their marriage is communication, saying, "Jenna is an unbelievable communicator."
3 RUTH NEGGA
Long before the two co-stared as on / off lovers in Preacher, Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper met in 2009 while working together in the stage adaptation of Phedre. Since then, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actress and Howard Stark actor have seen their careers sky-rocket and have remained together for six years. Along with Preacher, the couple has also co-starred in Warcraft and Breakfast on Pluto.
Negga reveals she loves working with Cooper, who she sees as a "buddy" while on set, saying, "He's got my back and I've got his. Very much so." The two have had the pleasure of working together in theater, film and television, and are dedicated to their craft as well as each other. Though the couple aims to stay away from the public spotlight, they make it a habit of going out on dates and making appearances on the red carpet.
2 SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON
In 2010, Aaron Taylor-Johnson showed us an ordinary teenager can become a hero in Kick-Ass and in 2015, and then got to tag alongside the Avengers in Age of Ultron. After her 2009 directorial debut, his wife Sam then directed Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015. Along with being an accomplished director, she's also a talented fine-art photographer who has collaborated with various artists, musicians, and actors.
After meeting on the set of her film, Nowhere Boy, Aaron and Sam started their relationship and announced their engagement during the premiere. Despite the considerable age difference between the two, both have strongly defended their relationship against the media's scrutiny. Aaron reveals he doesn't notice the age gap, saying after saving him from his self-destructive teenage tendencies, he "knew I wanted to be with her." Sam's bold response to critics is to "F**k Off!", saying "if you love someone, you love someone."
1 JENNIFER GREY
Well- known as the lovable S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson, Clark Greg has charmed audiences as an actor, screenwriter and director. Earning a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Grey has gone on to star in numerous television shows and won Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars. The duo joined forces against Hayley Attwell on Lip Sync Battle where Greg donned a sexy flight attendant uniform while lip-syncing to Britney Spears' Toxic.
The couple teases they recreate their characters' iconic film scenes. In an interview with Huffington Post, Greg teases, "Each morning we wake up and I do the lift. And then I put Baby in the corner. Then she stabs me with Loki's spear..." Despite battling various health issues, including a cancer diagnosis, Grey has remained resilient stating "I began saying yes to everything scary that could be fun and joyful and not be controlled by fear."