So Cute! Celebs Who Married Their High School Sweethearts
Young love is always the sweetest: the excitement, the anticipation, the newness of it all. Everyone remembers their high school love, but some actually stay with that person long after high school has ended. A surprising number of celebrities ultimately married their longtime loves. So we’re taking a look at celebrities who stayed with their high school sweethearts and ended up marrying them long after receiving their diplomas.
Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford
Rapper Kendrick Lamar recently put an engagement ring on the finger of his high school honey, Whitney Alford. Together for nearly 10 years, Lamar and Alford met while the two were in high school back in Compton.
Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor
They’ve had their ups and downs, but Snoop Dogg has been by his high school sweetheart’s side for more than 25 years. Married in 1997, Snoop and Shante Broadus (née Taylor) nearly called it quits back in 2004 when the rapper filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. But ultimately the pair worked through their struggles and renewed their vows in 2008.
Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
Here’s to a Vegas wedding that actually turned out well! Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley, high school sweethearts, tied the knot back in 1989 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The couple has been going strong ever since, with four children to show for it.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
King James married his St. Vincent-St. Mary High School sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, in 2013. The pair started dating when Savannah was only 16 and have been holding it down on the love front ever since.
Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Treado
As high schoolers in Michigan, Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Treado started dating and ultimately married in 1979. The couple has three children and seems to still be as happy as ever.
Bono and Ali Hewson
For more than 30 years, Bono and his gorgeous wife, Ali Hewson, have been together. Meeting at the age of 15 in Dublin, the couple married back in 1982 and have been arm-in-arm ever since.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
While this story doesn’t have the happiest of endings, we couldn’t help but include it. Meeting at the under-21 club Balistyx in LA when Thicke was 14 and Patton was 15, the two ultimately forged a bond and a relationship that would last until their separation in 2014.
LL Cool J and Simone Johnson
LL Cool J met and fell in love with Simone Johnson when they were teens. After standing by his side for quite some time, they finally married in 1995. The couple have four children together and seem just as in love today as they were back in their youth.
Sarah and Todd Palin
We usually don’t even like to acknowledge her existence, but Sarah and Todd Palin were high school sweethearts and are still living in their little slice of heaven in Alaska.
Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley
One of the most adorable couples on our list, director Ron Howard has been with his wife Cheryl Alley since they were in high school. The couple married in 1975.