Although Hollywood is still the number one stomping ground for the rich and famous, many celebrities are choosing to live abroad in an effort to protect their privacy and keep their personal lives from the public eye. Sure, there are European paparazzi, but even so, life is much more manageable. For celebrities with children, it’s particularly important to give their families some sense of normalcy. Despite their distance from Los Angeles or New York City, American fans still love them. With this thought in mind, we developed a list of our five favorite celebrity couples that live across the pond:
By Ashley DelBello
It’s no surprise that relationships are work, but when your beau is a well-known athlete it takes a special kind of woman to be able to date them and handle the added pressures that come with being in the spotlight. What gives them that extra strength? Cupid takes a look at a few celebrity athletes and their partners:
By Kerri Sheehan
You may know her as Posh, but since her Spice Girls days Victoria Beckham has managed to have four kids, marry soccer star David Beckham, and start a successful career in fashion. However, Beckham admits that she feels a bit guilty about being a working mom. She told UsMagazine.com, “It’s a huge juggling act, when you are a working mother and looking after your family. Millions and millions of women around the world are doing this every day, but it’s not easy and yes, you feel guilty every time you walk out of the door to go to work.”
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By Dixie Somers
Celebrity couples are almost always in sync in the fashion department. They coordinate their clothes most of the time, so their outfits usually complement each other. Here are the seven best-dressed celebrity couples we would all love to imitate in 2013:
By Nancy Parker
If you speak to any number of parents today about how parenting has affected their marriage, you may be surprised to hear many tell you that it has solidified their marriage. They will almost certainly tell you that parenting is hard work and incredibly stressful, but at the same time, they will tell you that they feel closer to their spouse after having kids than before. This may seem paradoxical. After all, enduring intensely stressful situations and bringing responsibility and hard work into your relationship seems like it may pull a couple apart. In many cases, however, the opposite is true. There are a number of key reasons why raising a child can solidify your marriage despite being stressful:
Everyone was ecstatic to see the wonderful reunion of the Spice Girls in the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony. Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Melanie Chisholm(Sporty Spice) took the stage and made their performances of “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” ones for the books. According to UsMagazine.com, Beckham’s rep said she dedicated the performance to her husband, David Beckham and her four kids, who were all in the audience to watch her. The Spice Girls were happy to be back on the stage and Beckham’s family couldn’t be more proud of her.
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Victoria Beckham’s daughter Harper took her first steps in public recently, and tweeted a picture of the milestone. However, Beckham’s long-time friend Eva Longoria didn’t have to take to Twitter to see her 1-year-old goddaughter walking. Instead, she got a personal email about it. “I saw the Tweet, but Victoria had emailed me a picture earlier,” Longoria told People. Longoria was in L.A. when Harper walked hand-in-hand with her mom in Dublin. Being the supportive friend that she is, Longoria also attended Harper’s first birthday with Victoria and David Beckham in L.A.
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Making a relationship work is hard. Throw in full-time jobs, opposing schedules and nosey families, and it can be darn near impossible to find the time you need to make it work. Now, add children to the mix, and some might begin to assume you’re attempting to commit partnership suicide. Any woman that has the privilege of being called Mom, or even those who’ve tried their hand at babysitting, knows that after making macaroni necklaces and finishing science projects, there isn’t much time left at the end of the day to dedicate to yourself, let alone your partner. Fortunately, it is possible to fulfill your parental duties and keep your mate happy without completely sacrificing your sanity, shower time or friendships. While it may sound like an urban legend, these celebrity moms have found a way to make juggling kids, love and inner happiness look somewhat easy:
By Jemima Lopez
He lives in L.A, and he lives in London. While having a trans-Atlantic relationship is tough, if there’s anything British celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham can prove is that long distance relationships can work. Married for 12 years, they just welcomed their fourth child. Their American counterparts, actors Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie, have made it work, too. Despite separation between films, they’ve managed to stay in a committed relationship for seven years. They share six children.
But non-celebrities have remote relationships, too. In fact, more than 3.5 million Americans were in a long distance relationship in 2005, according to the latest statistics. With the development of new technology, that number is most likely on the rise. While us common folks can’t afford to jet set or send extravagant gifts, that doesn’t mean our long distance relationship can’t last just as long. Use these tips to help maintain your relationship like the stars:
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham presented a collection at the New York Fashion show, and critics said she looked a little disheveled and unhappy. That said, they couldn’t be more wrong. “Look, if people want to say I’m miserable, then so be it,” she said, according to UsMagazine.com. “I’m really not. I have a lot on my plate. I’m not going to lie about it, I’m tired. I’m really tired, but I’m also very happy with my life.” Victoria has four children with soccer star husband David Beckham and the newest addition to the family, Harper Beckham, is only seven months old. “I’m not getting much sleep at all,” she added. “Harper’s not sleeping that great, and I’ve been taking Skype business calls throughout the night, too, because of the collections. I’m up with the baby as all mums are, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s not a team of people doing it for me.”
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Beauty comes from the inside and out, and the radiance of love can be the most profound beauty people can exude. There are plenty of beautiful stars in Hollywood and when two gorgeous celebrities are matched together, they turn heads and leave us awe-struck. Here are ten of the most beautiful famous couples that Hollywood has to offer:
With parents like David and Victoria Beckham, it seems natural to say that Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 9, and Cruz, 6, have been raised with a competitive spirit built in. “It would be easy for our kids to sit back and not work for anything, but they’re not like that,” David, 36, told Men’s Health. “They’re as competitive as Victoria, 37, and me.” The couple plans to instill the same values into Harper Seven who was born in July 2011, according to UsMagazine.com. “We’re very luck with our boys: They want to win. They want to work at something. They know their values. That’s the way we’ve brought them up so far, and that’s the way we’ll continue to bring them up,” said David. “Family is the most important thing to me.”
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As evidenced by the popularity of ski resorts like Park City, Utah and Telluride, Colorado, celebrity couples love sneaking away for a snowy romantic vacation — and what’s not to love? Afternoons spent on the slopes of a majestic mountain and evenings spent snuggling up by a fire or exploring the local nightlife make for a perfect wintery holiday.
When temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, there is sure to be an influx of Hollywood couples at the following ski destinations:
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What’s one of the reasons we love the Beckhams? They are family-oriented and are not afraid to be affectionate in public. RadarOnline reported that the two were hugging and laughing while at their son’s soccer game. When soccer star dad, David Beckham, wasn’t taking proud pictures and Victoria wasn’t giving baby Harper her undivided attention, the couple made sure to sneak in plenty of intimate moments.
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By Erika Mionis
Celebrity. For some, the word implies arrogance, narcissism, and superficiality. For others, it implies kindness, charisma, and power. While it’s true that both definitions have their part in celebrity culture, more and more celebrity couples are trying to change those stereotypes by turning their focus towards charity and humanitarian efforts. Here are some of the main culprits:
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: It’s no secret that longtime partners Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt like to give back, especially when it comes to adopting children from impoverished countries. Jolie, a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN since 2001, has traveled to over 20 countries in attempts to raise refugee awareness. Brad Pitt, though relatively new to charity work, impressed many by starting The Make It Right Foundation after seeing the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The Foundation has built over 50 “green” houses, and has brought more than 200 people back to the Lower Ninth Ward, a devastated neighborhood in New Orleans. More recently, the Jolie-Pitts made headline news when they donated $500,000 dollars to the Joplin Tornado Relief Services in Missouri. Also newsworthy are the Jolie-Pitts tax returns, which according to Britain’s The Independent, show that Jolie and Pitt donated almost 5 million dollars to various charities in 2009.
By Tanni Deb
Summer’s arrival not only brings in warm weather, but also creates new relationships. New romance sparks — such as Hollywood’s hot couple, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, while other couples’ love for each other continues to grow. Since many relationships are emerging, here’s a list of this summer’s top five steamy celebrity couples who are hot as well as committed:
1. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham: The famous soccer player and his wife have been noted as the Brangelina of UK. They have four children and have been married for 12 years. Although there were rumors of David having an affair during their relationship, the Posh Spice said the news strengthened their marriage.
2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Married for 14 years, everyone’s favorite Hollywood couple made YourTango’s Top Ten Longest Hollywood Marriages list. What’s their secret to a successful marriage? The couple agreed that “divorce just can’t be an option.”
It’s a girl! David and Victoria Beckham welcomed Harper Seven Beckham Sunday morning in Los Angeles. UsMagazine.com reports that Baby Harper is the first girl for the soccer star and his bride. Her numerical name refers back to David Beckham’s jersey number when he played for Manchester United in England. David Beckham also explained that the trio of boys helped pitch some ideas for their sister’s name. “Romeo was like, ‘What about Justine Beiber Beckham?’” he said.
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July 4th is a day of extravagant celebration that’s incredibly hyped every year. Not only is it America’s Independence Day, but it also marks the day that David and Victoria Beckham said “I do.” This year, the couple celebrated twelve years of marriage. The soccer star told RadarOnline.com, “It’s a special day for us, it always has been and always will be.” The couple has all the more reason to be ecstatic, with a baby girl on the way.
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When it comes to celebrity couples, everyone wants to know which ones are hot and which ones simply don’t make the cut. Zimbio came up with a list of their 100 Hottest Celebrity Couples. Celebs were rated on their levels of success, attractiveness, popularity and staying power. The total of the scores in the four categories determined each couple’s rank on the list. Although one of the couples has since split, the other nine are still happily together – as of now. Let’s take a look at how hot Zimbio’s top 10 list is:
Eva Longoria is apparently a master party-planner. Longoria and Ken Paves threw designer Victoria Beckham an ‘all things pink’ baby shower on Saturday, reports UsMagazine.com. The bash was held at West Hollywood’s Petit L’Ermitage hotel. At the hotel, Beckham, who is expecting her first girl (she is already mother to three boys with husband and pro soccer player, David Beckham), was awarded pink baby gifts from A-list guests like Demi Moore, Selma Blair and Nicole Richie.
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Mozel tov; it’s a girl! According to People, David and Victoria Beckham announced Friday that their fourth child will be female. “We’re still in shock. Obviously, having three boys, you kind of expect another one, so finding out a little girl is in there is surprising, but, obviously, we are over the moon,” David said. “Our three boys are happy and excited, and Victoria is doing well.” Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria said that they know handle boys, but are still happy to have a girl in the family.
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As reported in People last week, David and Victoria Beckham are expecting child number four. Currently, Posh Spice and the soccer star are the proud parents of three boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. Perhaps a girl will be added to the mix. According to Simon Fuller, the Beckham’s mentor and business partner, the couple could not be happier with the new addition they are expecting to add to their still growing family. “Family means everything to David and Victoria and this is simply the best news they and the boys could have wished for at the start of 2011,” said Fuller.
How can you prepare your already-full household?
According to People, all-star couple David and Victoria Beckham got in their first fight in 11 years this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Apparently, the two have very different ideas about housekeeping. They both seem to think the other is the messy one. However, there are no hard feelings between the soccer star and the former Spice Girl. “I’m sure there are a lot of things that I do that drive her crazy,” said Beckham.
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Soccer pro David Beckham has proven that actions speak louder than words after he officially denied prostitute accusations by suing the tabloid that published them. PopEater reports that Beckham is suing In Touch Weekly for featuring quotes from former call girl Irma Nici suggesting that the two slept together in 2007. The suit alleges libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Beckham has been married to former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham for 11 years, and the two have three boys together, ages 11, 8, and 5.
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