A primer on the celeb couples you need to know about, now that awards season is over
Award season has officially wrapped, so now that we’ve taken stock of the winners, the clothes and the productions, let’s evaluate the significant others on the red carpet that we noticed and can’t stop talking about.
A recent obsession around these parts is Helen Lasichanh (above), the model-designer wife of music mogul Pharrell Williams. Lasichanh stands out in a sea of significant others on the red carpet, partially because she’s 5 foot 9, but also because she knows her fashion audience so well and possesses the most aloof and enigmatic stare. Her Oscars dress (above) was demure but so suitable for the Oscars, kind of like strikingly appropriate Adidas bodysuit she wore to the 2015 Grammys. Lasichanh’s style and calm recall another impressive significant other, the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy who, for all her beauty and style, seemed detached from the interest heaped on her marriage.
Alright, enough of the gushing. Click through for our post-awards season roundup of celebrity couples with significant others that should be on your radar.
Celebrity couple: Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley
Who is more famous?: On this side of the pond, Tom, but in England Charlotte is a well known actress in her own right
Commitment level: Married with a newborn, Louis
S.O. CV: Charlotte is a screen and stage actress and a playwright
Social media: She’s not on it, but has fan accounts
Fun fact: The couple married in 2014 but surprised Britain’s notoriously intrusive press when Riley appeared at a fall film premiere with Hardy heavily pregnant with Louis
Celebrity couple: Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Who is more famous? Pharrell
Commitment level: Married with one child, a son named Rocket
S.O. CV: Model, designer, mother, muse
Social media: Several fan sites devoted to the couple
Fun fact: Helen played college volleyball which might explain her intense, game face on the red carpet
Celebrity couple: Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald
Who is more famous? Until Brie won the Oscar for best actress (above) it might have been an even split.
Commitment level: Seems solid–he is ten years older than her and a musician.
S.O. CV: Alex was in the band Phantom Planet and has appeared in Gap ads.
Social media: Greenwald has 11,000 followers on Twitter, @
Fun fact: Phantom Planet did the theme song to the O.C.’s,“California.”
Celebrity couple: Miguel and Nazanin Mandi at the Grammys
Who is more famous? Miguel
Commitment level: Recently engaged, but they’ve been together since they were teenagers.
S.O. CV: Singer, model, we think she’s down with fame
Social media: She’s totally Insta-famous, with over 900,000 followers
Fun fact: She was on American Idol when she was 15, and made it to the top 35, but was kicked off for lying about being older than she was
Celebrity couple: Matt Belamy of Muse and Elle Evans at the Grammys
Commitment level: Is Belamy’s divorce from Kate Hudson final yet…?
Who is more famous? Matt Belamy
S.O. CV: Elle is a model
Social media: @elleoelle has 46,000 followers
Fun fact: These two wore co-ordinating outfits at Balmain’s recent Fall presentation in Paris
Celebrity couple: Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke
Who is more famous? Chris Rock, but at just 32 years old to Rock’s 51, Echikunwoke has time to catch up
Commitment level: Hard to say? Despite being photographed together with his mom at the Oscars, Echikunwoke wouldn’t broach the topic on the red carpet. Rock has been separated from his wife for several years.
S.O. CV: She is an actress and has appeared on CSI: Miami and House of Lies
Instagram: @megalyn has 10.5k followers
Fun fact: Megalyn documented her Oscar night preparation on Vogue.com
Celebrity couple: Bruno Mars and Jessica Caban
Commitment level: They’ve been together several years and live together
S.O. CV: Model, pageant winner, clothing designer
Social media: @officialjessicaban has 92,000 followers, plus she has fan accounts
Fun fact: When Bruno stood at the podium and dedicated a Grammy to his late mother, cameras honed in on Jessica and caught her disappointment (okay, that wasn’t such a fun fact).
Celebrity couple: British soul-funk singer Liane la Havas and Ben Baptie
Who is more famous? la Havas, definitely. She’s a rising start in Britain. Her appearance at the recent Grammys drew attention to her quirky style and talent.
Commitment level: Live together in London
S.O. CV: He’s a sound engineer
Instagram: @liannelahavas has 93,000 followers and Baptie has 741 (he’s a normie!)
Fun fact: He’s mixed some of Adele’s recent live broadcasts.