Many of Hollywood’s most famous have kept their private lives and spouses out of the spotlight. Perhaps these men, who quietly stand behind their famous wives and husbands, are the secret to their successful unions. But don’t think for one minute these husbands are doormats. From a powerful attorney to an interior decorator, and even several directors and producers, here are the gorgeous (and smart!) husbands you didn’t know celebrities had.
Cash Warren (Jessica Alba)
Jessica Alba may be a star actress and owner and the Honest Company, but she’s got one irreplaceable support system at home named Cash Warren, a well-respected businessman and producer in Hollywood. The couple, who tied the knot in 2008, pulls out the stops to keep the romance alive in their world with two kids.
When Parade asked if they still go on dates after several years of marriage, Alba beamed, “Yes! Absolutely. I think you have to. I think that’s essential.” And they try to have quiet down time together too. “I mean, even watching TV and making popcorn,” Alba says of their favorite things to do together. “Other times having a staycation and staying at a hotel down the street. It just depends what vacation is.”
Benjamin Millepied (Natalie Portman)
Natalie Portman is very low key and tight-lipped when it comes to her private life. It seems, these days, she rarely gives interviews and dodges questions about her kids and certainly her husband Benjamin Millepied.
According to Vanity Fair, the pair met on the set of Portman’s 2010 film Black Swan — for which she won an Oscar. Millepied, who went on to become the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographed many of the dance sequences in the ballet-driven film. Their love soon blossomed and they married in 2012. Today, they have two kids.
Nnamdi Asomugha (Kerry Washington)
If you’re wondering why Kerry Washington sometimes wore big coats and holding big bags on Scandal, it’s because she was busy making babies with her gorgeous husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, whom she married in secret in 2013. They now have two kids together, a son and a daughter.
Asomugha is arguably best knowns to football fans for his uber-successful career as a cornerback, which included stints with the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. He retired in 2013.
Darren Le Gallo (Amy Adams)
Amy Adams and her actor-artist husband, Darren Le Gallo, were together for almost 15 years before they finally tied the knot in May 2015. Why did they finally say “I do”? “We always had the commitment, but now he’s stuck with me and I can really act out,” Adams quipped to U.K.’s The Times, before adding, “I’m kidding. The truth is, I feel a stronger sense of family, a bigger sense of permanence, which is a nice thing for me.”
The couple has one daughter, Aviana, born in 2010.
Eric Johnson (Jessica Simpson)
Simpson got engaged to former NFL pro Eric Johnson in 2010 after just a few months of dating; however, they didn’t actually tie the knot until July 2014. Whatever the reason for their long engagement, the couple — who have two children together — appear to be happier than ever. In May 2017, Simpson celebrated their seven-year anniversary with a sweet post on Instagram, writing, “7 years, 2 kids and a whole lotta love later.”
James Righton (Keira Knightley)
Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley said “I do” to James Righton, keyboardist for the British band the Klaxons, at small ceremony in Mazan, Provence, in 2013. The couple went public in 2011 and were reportedly introduced to each other by fashion correspondent Alexa Chung, according to People.