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16 Celebrity Couples You Probably Had No Idea Were Married

These married celebs prize secrecy in their private lives.
Yep, both Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and RuPaul are married.
Yep, both Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and RuPaul are married.

You have to hand it to the celebrity couples who manage to keep their marriages relatively under wraps. After all, everything is fodder for tabloid coverage in the entertainment industry, from what celebs ordered last night from Postmates to their oral sex preferences. (Thanks a lot for that particular overshare, DJ Khalid. Ugh.)

Below, we spotlight 16 couples whose preference for privacy is so strong, you probably didn’t even know they were married.

Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam
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Wait, how did "How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders meet (and marry) "Saturday Night Live" alum Taran Killam without us realizing it?

Apparently, their love story began with jazz and a good game of pool over 14 years ago.

“Early in our relationship, we went to Fat Cat in New York … and we played pool and then listened to jazz and fell in love,” Killam told Us Weekly in February.

The pair, who've have been married for six years, are parents to two daughters.
RuPaul and George LeBar
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RuPaul and his husband George LeBar met on the dance floor at New York's now-closed famous club, The Limelight, in 1994 on George's' birthday. They married in January 2017.

"He's so kind and funny," Ru said of LeBar in a 2015 interview with BuzzFeed. "I remember praying, ‘I want a sweet, sensitive man,' and I got an Australian who's just lovely."
Rachel Brosnahan and Jason Ralph
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Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” learned that the star of the show, Rachel Brosnahan, was a Mrs. earlier this year. The actress is married to Jason Ralph, who stars on Syfy’s “The Magicians” and TV Land’s “Younger.

“We’ve been married for years and been together for even longer,” Brosnahan saidon the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. “We had a good laugh when the news came out that we had just got married, like ‘Happy six-month anniversary, honey!’”
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
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Kerry Washington is as good at keeping a secret as her "Scandal" character, Olivia Pope. The actress wed former San Francisco 49ers player Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013 and the couple reportedly now have three kids.

During a 2016 South by Southwest panel in Austin, Washington opened up about why she prefers to keep her private life private.

"If I don't talk about my personal life, it means I don't talk about my personal life," she said. "That means not only did I not tell you when I was getting married, it also means if somebody has rumors about what's going on in my marriage, I don't refute them, because I don't talk about my personal life."
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
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"The Big Bang Theory" starJim Parsons and his husband Todd Spiewak were together for nearly 15 years before they decided to get hitched in March 2017.

In an interview with Stephen Colbert later that year, the actor opened about why he and Spiewak took their time getting married.

“We just didn’t care about the act of it that much, to be honest with you,” Parsons said. “That sounds cold in a way but I finally thought: ‘Well, let’s have a party then for the celebration and we’ll go ahead and legalize this thing.’"

But Parsons said getting married ended up being "more meaningful in the moment" than he could have predicted.

"It's been resonantly much more meaningful than for me afterward than I ever saw coming,” he said. “You know, I had been an adult gay person for so long at a time where that wasn’t possible where life was ‘fine’ for me.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt married Tasha McCauley, a businesswoman and robotics expert, in an intimate ceremony at their home in December 2014. Here, the actor and McCauley perform at Seth Rogen's 2016 Halloween Hilarity for Charity event (hence the costumes).

The couple are now parents to two sons. Shortly after the birth of his first son, Gordon-Levitt explained his "off-limits" policy on talking about his family.

“My son, he’s just a baby, you know? He hasn’t made the choice to be in the public eye, and that’s a choice that I would like him to be able to make when he’s older, when he can think about these kinds of things and make that decision for himself,” Gordon-Levitt said during an appearance on "Live With Kelly and Michael." "And so, for now, I’m just a protective dad, and I want to protect his privacy.”
Ellen Page and Emma Portner
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Talk about a modern meet-cute story: Ellen Page was so struck by an Instagram video of her future wife, Canadian choreographer Emma Portner, dancing that she had to reach out.

“I thought, damn, this girl is so talented and so cool,” Page told The New York Times last year. “I knew right away we were both creative spirits."

The couple announced they were married in January 2018.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
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Actress Carey Mulliganmarried Mumford & Sons rocker Marcus Mumford at a farm in Somerset, England, in 2012. Today, the couple are parents to two kiddos.

According to The Sun,the couple were childhood pen pals and it was only after they both found success in their careers that they got in touch with each other again. “Carey and Marcus began sending each other letters through their churches when they were kids,” an insider told the UK paper in June 2011. “After becoming friends again things got more serious earlier this year and romance blossomed.”
Alison Brie and Dave Franco
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Alison Brie and Dave Franco have been married since 2017, but they're a pretty private pair. In a June 2018 interview with the Sunday Times, Brie called her marriage to Franco as "super-mellow." "We spend time together at night. We just like to hang out," she said. "Having a really supportive partner in my life and knowing that he loves me no matter what. I’ve found my person.”
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
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Margot Robbie secretly tied the knot with producer and screenwriter Tom Ackerley in December 2016 in a private ceremony in Austraila’s Byron Bay.

In an interview last November with PORTER magazine, the "Suicide Squad" actress opened up about how marriage had changed her for the better.

“Being married is actually the most fun ever,” Robbie said. “Life got way more fun somehow. I have a responsibility being someone’s wife, I want to be better.”
Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet
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"House of Cards" actress Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet, a VIP relations manager at the fashion house Saint Laurent, married in the French countryside last August.

After their surprise wedding, the newlywed couple were photographed honeymooning on the island of Ibiza, Spain.
Ilana Glazer and David Rooklin
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"Broad City" star Ilana Glazer married longtime boyfriend, scientist David Rooklin, in February 2017.

Glazer talked about their love-at-first-sight moment during a 2017 appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

"He's in science so he doesn't know comedy," she admitted. "We met in (New York's) Washington Square Park and we just made eyes and it was like, 'Damn.'"

Here, the couple (0n the right) is pictured with (from the left) "SNL" star Sasheer Zamata, Glazer's brother, Eliot Glazer, and "Orange Is The New Black" star Michael Torpey.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
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Jamie Lee Curtis and mockumentary director Christopher Guest have been married for over three decades. In an interview with The Guardian in 2016, Guest joked about how his wife "picked" him out of a magazine.

"She said to her friend, ‘I’m going to marry that guy,'" he said. “We still have that original photo hanging up at the house.”
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
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"Gilmore Girls" actress Alexis Bledelmarried Vincent Kartheiser in June 2014 after meeting on the set of "Mad Men," on which he co-starred.

The very private pair welcomed their first child, a son, in the fall of 2015. While they rarely speak about their marriage, their famous friends have gushed about them as a couple.

“They are such a yin and yang,” said Elisabeth Moss -- another "Mad Men" cast member and Bledel's co-star on "The Handmaid's Tale." “I’ve known Vinny for 12 years and Alexis is just the sweetest. I’ve never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool."
Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend
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Low-key couple Christina Hendricks and fellow actor Geoffrey Arend met in 2006 and married in 2009. Hendricks told Cosmopolitan that her "Mad Men" co-star, Vincent Kartheiser, introduced him.

"Vinnie invited several friends to a place in L.A. called the Magic Castle – me being one. Geoffrey walked in and I was like, ‘Who is this guy?’ He had amazing hair and was all dishevelled – he was running late and everyone was waiting for him," she said. "He just came in with this very high energy.”
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
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Talk about a match made in early-aughts-teen-soap heaven: While you were busy aging, "Gossip Girl" actress Leighton Meesterand "The OC" star Adam Brody quietly wed in 2014 and welcomed their first child, Arlo, a year later.

The pair admit that it's kind of funny how Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen from TV ended up together IRL.

“Occasionally [we laugh about it],” Brody told "Entertainment Tonight" in 2017. “Once a year, randomly, on our Seth and Blair day,” he joked. “It’s good for a laugh.”