Famous couple nicknames
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
When celebrities Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got together in 2002, the entertainment media couldn’t wait to give the A-list couple a nickname—one that became a template for the many other celebrity couple nicknames that would follow.
Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton
The idea of the media tagging celebrity couples with nicknames is nothing new. In 1942, when Cary Grant married Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, one of the richest women in the world, the press gave the newlyweds a nickname that suggested Grant had married Hutton for her fortune. Unlikely, given that Grant was already wealthy when he married Hutton and, prior to the wedding, he signed a prenuptial agreement refusing any financial settlement if the couple ever divorced, which they did three years later.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The nickname for this famous celebrity couple is a portmanteau that blends their two names to create one unmistakable moniker that is recognized worldwide. Pitt and Jolie also have a blended family of six children that includes three biological kids and three that they adopted from different countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé
She is the queen of R&B, he is a legendary hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, and both are household names all over the world. Ironically, the media nickname for this celebrity couple is actually a mash-up of their individual nicknames.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
After her front-page breakup with Brad Pitt in 2005 and a couple of subsequent high-profile relationships that ended badly, it looks as though Jennifer Aniston has finally found happiness with actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux. The couple started living together in 2011, bought a Bel Air home in 2012 and are now engaged to be married. So what if their nickname makes this celebrity couple sound like a barefoot hillbilly?
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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
The five-year marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed difficult from the start, despite the joy they shared when their daughter, Suri, was born, but finding a nickname for this celebrity couple was easy.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
These photogenic young stars met on the set of Disney's "High School Musical," dated for four years, split up in 2010 and, despite occasional rumors of reconciliation, have remained apart. Before their break, however, this fresh-faced celebrity couple inspired a pretty snazzy nickname.
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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
When country music star Taylor Swift started dating Harry Styles, a singer with the British boy band One Direction, the nickname the media gave the young couple was just silly. Considering how "swiftly" Taylor tends to change boyfriends, maybe the press should wait a little longer before dreaming up a nickname for her next liaison.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton
He is a former U.S. president and the head of a foundation that works to improve global health, strengthen local economies and protect the environment. She is a former first lady and secretary of state and may still be a presidential contender. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the ultimate power couple and, despite a few relationship challenges played out in the public eye, they have been married since 1975 and best friends even longer.
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