Puppy Love: 15 Celebrities Who Married Their High School Or College Sweethearts

15 Celebs Who Found Love During Their Younger Years!

Being in love is hard enough when you’re a celebrity, so why not marry someone that’s been there since day one? That may have been the logic used by these 15 celebs who married a high school or college sweetheart! Check out those famous folks that had love with them the whole time.

Paula Patton & Robin Thicke

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Paula Patton and Robin Thicke were a match made in heaven. The two fell in love during their high school years when they met at a teen nightclub. Despite receiving public criticism, the two continued their relationship through their college years and pronounced, “I do,” 12 years later.

Snoop Dogg & Shante TaylorSNOOP

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Who has enough stamina to tame the infamous Snoop Dogg? Apparently, Dogg’s other half has been around the whole time he was slinging lyrics about his womanizer ways! The two met while attending Polytechnic High School in California. Although they have had an unsteady relationship, they managed to stay together.

Samuel L. Jackson & Latanya RichardsonSAMUEL

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Samuel L. Jackson has had companionship throughout the duration of his acting career. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson have been together since their college years when they attended Morehouse and Spelman Universities. The two wed in 1980 and had their daughter, Zoe, in 1982.

Lebron James & Savannah BrinsonBRON WENN

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While these two don’t share last names just yet, the infamous longevity of their relationship makes them an exception. Bron-Bron and his high school sweetheart Savannah met while attending St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Ohio. Lebron proposed to his wife-to-be during a New Years party last year and they plan to marry this year.

Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley JOVI

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Bon Jovi is another hot tamale that decided to ignore the constant flock of fans! Jovi has been dating his wife Dorothea Hurley since they were in high school. Years later the two eloped in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas. Jovi and Hurley share four children.

LL Cool J & Simone SmithCOOL J

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LL Cool J and Simone Smith have been inseparable since their high school years. Cool J was immediately smitten by Smith and had a mutual acquaintance introduce them. The two married in 1995 and have four children together.

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla ChanZUKCERBERG

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Mark Zuckerberg may be a billionaire, but he only has eyes for one girl. Zuckerberg met his wife Priscilla Chan at a frat party during his time at Harvard. The pair later decided it was time to take their relationship to new levels by having a surprise wedding in May 2012.

Lionel Richie LIONEL

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While Brenda Harvey is now considered an “ex” in Lionel Richie’s marriage resume, they were once college sweethearts. The two married in 1975, and adopted socialite daughter Nicole Richie but later decided to go their separate ways after Harvey caught Lionel in bed with another woman

Eli Manning & Abbie McGrewMANNING

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Manning may have a huge ego, but apparently he has an even bigger heart, at least when it comes to Abby McGrew. The two have been together since Manning’s time at University of Mississippi. The two wed in a private ceremony in 2008 and have two daughters.

Sarah & Todd PalinPALIN

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Sarah Palin has been with her high school sweetheart Todd Palin for years, and they are now married with 5 children.

Solange KnowlesSOLANGE WENN

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Although few know it, Solange Knowles was once married to her son's father Daniel Smith. The divorcees met very young during Smith’s college years in Idaho, where Solange later moved to be with him. They married in 2004, but later divorced in 2007. The two share one son, Daniel Julez Smith Jr

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EminemEMINEM

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Eminem and Kim Scott were once very in love, as hard as it is to believe by Shady’s gruesome lyrics about her. Eminem and Kim were high school sweethearts that have married and divorced one another twice.

Ja Rule JA RULE

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Rapper Ja Rule is another hip-hop artist that may have been slightly exaggerating his lyrics about his open love life. Despite Rule spitting about his flock of women, he has been with his high school sweetheart Aisha Atkins for many years. The two married in 2001 and have three children together, Brittany Atkins, Jeff Atkins Jr., and Jordan Atkins.

Bono & Ali Hewson BONO

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Bono has that whole rock star thing down pact, but when it comes to his love life, there is nothing but stability. Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson first found love while going to school together in Dublin. The two have continued their relationship despite hectic world tours and rock star scheduling! Bono and Ali have four children together.

 

Julia Louis-DreyfusJULIA

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Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus found her beau long before entering the entertainment industry. The two hit it off during their time with Northwestern University’s improv troupe. Later, both Julia and Brad joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and married five years later.

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  • laquisha Jackson

    OMG! I LOVE ROBIN & PAULA EVEN MORE NOW.

  • Ummm

    Morehouse and Spelman COLLEGE.

  • mobycat

    Good lord, where it your editor? “Bono has that whole rock star thing down pact,?”

    Seriously?

  • Nobody

    Jovi?? His first name is not Bon you ding dongs. His name is Jon Bon Jovi. I’m not even a fan and I know that. Was this written by an 8 year old?

    • gulab

      I was thinking the same! A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

    • AuntySocial

      To be technical, his name is John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. As far as I know, he has not legally changed his name. He is just known as Jon Bon Jovi. And I am not a fan either.

  • racknstack

    So, was Paula a fan of Robin Thicke while they were in high school, or was she a fan of his father? What a crappy article. I’m less intelligent for having read it.