Celebrities always manage to astonish us with the ways they keep their lives private. There’s longtime couples you forgot were married (hey, Alison Brie and Dave Franco) and since-ended relationships that you may not remember happened in the first place (so long, Zendaya and Tom Holland). From surprise weddings to secret trips and definitely keeping off of Instagram, see the most private celebrity couples ever.
Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne
After being linked for over a year, Delevingne finally made her relationship with Benson Instagram official in honor of Pride month in 2019. Around that time, reports also swirled that the secretive pair was moving in together. However, after two years together, the couple split in April 2020.
Chord Overstreet and Emma Watson
There were whispers that Watson was dating the Glee star in March 2018, and the two confirmed the suspicions when they stepped out in public that month. The couple was first spotted together in Los Angeles back in February, but they kept their relationship super secret. The pair reportedly split in ...
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Despite being a famous Hollywood couple, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem don't like to flaunt their romance in front of the public and their wedding was no different. The couple wed in an intimate ceremony back in 2010 at a friend's home in the Bahamas. They also are parents to two children together...
Emma Stone and Dave McCary
Stone's meet-cute with her SNL writer and director significant other of three years came when McCary directed her in a December 2016 sketch. Since then, the two have kept mostly quiet on their relationship. However, January 2019 brought their public debut as a couple at the SAG Awards, then in Decem...
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
After playing husband and wife on the second season of FX's Fargo, the couple took their romance offscreen. During a June 2017 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dunst opened up about her engagement to Plemons. "I've got to keep things private a little bit," she said. "We got toge...
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Actors Weisz and Craig don't often share their relationship with the public, but the two have been together since 2011. Weisz told More that she keeps their relationship under wraps because of Craig's superstar status. “It would be a betrayal," she said. "You have to protect your marriage.” They...
Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz
You may not have realized that Diaz married Good Charlotte rockstar Benji Madden. The two wed at the beginning of 2015, but tend to keep their relationship out of the public eye. In 2017, Madden broke that cycle and posted in honor of Diaz's 45th birthday. At the start of 2020, the couple announced ...
Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden
Henson only confirmed her two-year-long relationship with Kelvin Hayden in December 2017. "We've been together for two years," she said on Essence's podcast "Yes Girl." "And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy." In May 2018, Henson announced h...
Glen Powell and Nina Dobrev
Dobrev and Powell began dating in the summer of 2017, but the couple decided to slow things down in November of that year. They reportedly chose to take a break because of Dobrev's busy schedule, E! News reports.
Tasha McCauley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gordon-Levitt married Tasha McCauley, who has an MBA and a degree in robotics, in 2014 and the couple has two children together. The family has chosen to stay as far away from the limelight as possible. "She really doesn't want to be a part of it and you can imagine not wanting to have that kind of ...
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
The pair remains relatively mum when it comes to sharing their personal lives and didn't publicly confirm reports of their first child, Rocco. Byrne and Cannavale welcomed their second child, Rafa, in 2017.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
This super-secretive couple is rarely seen together, so much so that it can be easy to forget that the stars started dating in 2011 and have two daughters.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear McClard
Ratajkowski suprised us all when she announced that she had gotten married to short-time boyfriend Sebastian Bear McClard on February 23. The world only found out they were a couple just 10 days before.
Alan Ferguson and Solange
The Knowles sisters have surely mastered the art of surprise. The youngest Knowles began dating Alan Ferguson in 2008 before the pair tied the knot it a private ceremony in 2014. The stylish couple's all-ivory wedding photos went viral. However, she announced their divorce in November 2019.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory actor and graphic designer Todd Spiewak were dating for over a decade before officially tying the knot in 2017.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Thanks to the 2005 film Fantastic Four, Alba met her beau Cash Warren while shooting the action film (he was on the crew) and wed in a secret ceremony in 2008. The couple has three kids.
Tom Holland and Zendaya
Despite spending so much time in the public eye, Zendaya managed to keep her relationship with fellow actor Tom Holland super private. The couple was apparently dating for about a year before their secret connection was reconfirmed in December. They sat next to each other at the 2018 Oscars, but by ...
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Swift has gone to major lengths to keep her latest relationship private, including hiding out at Alwyn's London home after sneaking across the Atlantic undetected by the press. The two have been dating for more than four years but have only ever been photographed together a few times, and she report...
Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart
These two were on and off for a while. The couple was frequently spotted together, but Maxwell refrained from posting about Stewart on her Instagram. By August 2019, the pair was back off, seemingly for good this time.
Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson
The future Batman is keeping his offscreen relationship super secretive. Waterhouse, who previously dated Bradley Cooper and Diego Luna, has been linked to Pattinson since July 2018. In the years since, they've reportedly double-dated with Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn—and even sparked engagement rum...
Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders' hit show How I Met Your Mother was filled with appearances from some of the co-stars' partners and Smulders' then-boyfriend Killam played Gary Blauman. The couple got married in 2012 and have two daughters.
Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan
Mulligan married the Mumford & Sons singer in 2012, but she prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye. “Marcus is the only thing that’s mine that I can keep totally away, so I try to,” she said in a 2015 interview. They share two children together.
Cooke Maroney and Jennifer Lawrence
In June 2018, news broke that Lawrence was dating art gallerist Maroney. By February, the couple was engaged, although they never formally confirmed their relationship in the first place. But during a June 2019 episode of Catt Sadler's NAKED With Catt Sandler podcast, the Oscar winner opened up abou...
Zac Efron and Sarah Bro
When Efron attended a UFC 235 match in Las Vegas with Danish Olympic swimmer Sarah Bro back in March 2019, fans began to speculate the two were dating. In the time after the rumors first circulated, though, the couple maintained a low-profile. Efron was later linked to his Neighbors co-star Halston ...
Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson
Yes, Senator Booker and Dawson quietly began seeing each other while he campaigned for the presidency. Speculation that they could be an item began in January 2019, when they were spotted at a performance of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. By March, Dawson had confirmed the relationship to TMZ. "I am j...
Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie
Robbie and Ackerley were roommates before they dated and eventually married in a surprise ceremony in 2016. You won't find many photos of him on her Instagram, and although they've worked together the two have remained relatively private about their relationship since tying the knot. In April 2019, ...
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Schumer and chef Chris Fischer were reportedly dating for just a few months (November, according to reports) before the comedian surprise dropped a series of photos on Instagram with the succinct caption "Yup" in February 2018. The couple's family and closet friends attended the intimate wedding cer...
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith
Few knew that these two were even an item until the Daily Mail reported that the couple had obtained a marriage license in August 2019. Jackson and Turner-Smith reportedly met at Usher's 40th birthday party in the fall of 2018. They've since tied the knot and welcomed a daughter in April 2020, their...
Travis Scott and Rihanna
This low-key couple reportedly dated in 2015, prior to the rapper’s relationship with Kylie Jenner. Details about their long-ago romance didn’t emerge until a recent episode of the "Throwing Fits" podcast. Journalist Jonah Weiner claimed that he "exposed" the relationship in the pages of Complex...
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx
The rumored couple were reportedly an item since for six years—following her high-profile split with Tom Cruise. When an ESPN host questioned Foxx about Holmes during an NBA All-Star Weekend event in 2019, Foxx cut the interview short. While the couple made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Met G...
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
These two teen TV icons got married in 2014, but they're rarely spotted together. They welcomed a daughter, Arlo, in 2015 and welcomed a second child in September 2020.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
The chemistry on the co-stars' film The Last Word was so strong that the pair decided to pursue a real-life romance. They dated for less than a year and eloped in March 2017. They welcomed a daughter, Nina, the following month, and had a second child in 2020.
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
We don't usually get a glimpse into the couple's romance, but they've been going strong for two decades and have four children together.
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
Riverdale fans definitely kept tabs on this pair, because they date on the show. But they were always super quiet about their relationship since hinting at it at a party in July 2017, keeping the PDA to a minimum. But Sprouse frequently posted artsy photographs of his "muse" to his Instagram account...
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
ranco married Brie in a top secret wedding in 2017, which The Knot reports they wanted to be super "low-key."
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
The pair first met while playing secret lovers on the set of Mad Men and managed to keep their relationship under wraps—give or take a few red carpet appearances—before getting married in 2014. Bledel and Kartheiser welcomed their first child in the fall of 2015.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Just like her Scandal character Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington loves mystery. Washington was dating the former NFL player-turned-actor and managed (or at least, attempted) to hide her pregnancy while shooting Scandal. The pair welcomed their second child in 2016.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
It doesn't get more loyal then Don Gummer. The celebrated actress and her husband have been married since 1978 and while he makes appearances alongside his wife at Hollywood events, little is known about their relationship.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen are known to be tight-lipped when it comes to their relationship, but the couple celebrated their 19th anniversary in December 2020 (yes, 19 years).
Kiernan Shipka and Charlie Oldman
Shipka and model Charlie Oldman were first rumored to be dating back in March 2019, when they were spotted out on a date in West Hollywood. The couple made their relationship Instagram official, but made it a point to stay out of the public eye. In November 2019, it was speculated that they were ove...