Celebrities That Found Their True Love in College or University


Monday, February 10, 2020

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It’s February, and that means that LOVE is in the air!


Places4Students.com wanted to see which of our favourite celebrities met the love of their life while attending College or University. Check out the ten famous people who made the list below!


1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall – Northwestern University



Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall met when they were both students attending partner school Northwestern University. In the early 1980’s, Julia met her future husband auditioning for a theater production that Hall was producing at the time. They have been together for over 30 years and have two sons together.


2. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman - University of Pennsylvania



In 1993, while studying at the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Banks met her now husband, Max Handelman, attending a fraternity party. When the party shut down, Max saw Elizabeth outside and approached her with a friend. Shortly after that they began to date. Ten years later, the couple was engaged and have been together ever since!


3. Jack and Kim Johnson – University of California Santa Barbara



Jack Johnson is known for his laid-back beachy music that inspires everyone to soak up the sun. In perfectly fitting fashion, Jack met his now wife Kim on the beach while they both attended the University of California – Santa Barbara. They have been together for over two decades and have three children together.


4. Stephen King and Tabitha Spruce – University of Maine



Author Stephen King is best known for his various horror and suspense novels. Before he was known for his literature, Stephen attended our partner school the University of Maine in Orono. It was there that he met his now wife Tabitha Spruce. They met in the stacks of the Fogler Library where they both were working as students. They have been together for 49 years and have three children together.


5. Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer – Georgia Southern University



Luke Bryan and his wife met while they attended Georgia Southern University in 1998. Luke, then a senior, and Caroline, then a freshman, met at a bar in Statesboro, Georgia. The couple broke off their relationship upon Luke’s graduation, only to be reunited years later and married in 2006. They have been together for over 15 years and are a family of nine! 


6. Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn – University of Washington



Rainn Wilson is an American actor best known for his role as Dwight in NBC’s The Office.

Wilson met his now wife Holiday Reinhorn in an acting class while attending the University of Washington. They began their relationship a few years later (Reinhorn had relocated to Seattle to attend school) and married in 1995. They have been together for 25 years and are parents to a son.


7. Prince William and Kate Middleton – University of St. Andrews, Scotland



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are one couple that people know all around the world. Prince William and Kate Middleton were both students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and both lived in residence at St. Salvator’s Hall when they met. It is said that Kate caught his eye during a charity fashion show at the university in 2002. In 2010, the couple were engaged and married in 2011. They are parents to Prince Gorge, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.


8. Eli Manning and Abby McGrew – University of Mississippi



Eli manning, former quarterback for the New York Giants, met his wife Abby in 2002 while attending the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. At the time, Eli was a junior and Abby was a freshman. Five years later, Eli proposed to Abby and they were married in Mexico in 2008. Now in their 12th year of marriage, they are the proud parents of three daughters.


9. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson – Morehouse College



In the late 1960’s, while attending Morehouse College, it was the first time that Samuel L. Jackson had laid eyes on his future wife LaTanya Richardson. LaTanya was attending Morehouse’s sister school, Spelman College. In 1969, Jackson was expelled for an act of rebellion after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It wasn’t until two years later, after working as a social worker, that he re-enrolled in Morehouse College classes and was reunited with LaTanya. The couple was married in 1980 and they are celebrating 40 years together.


10. Timothy Olyphant and Alexis Knief – University of Southern California



Timothy Olyphant, known for his role as Joel in the Santa Clarita Diet, has been married to his wife Alexis Knief since 1991. They met initially when they were both students at the University of Southern California in 1990. The couple only dated for about a year before they decided to get married and they are now entering into their 30th year of marriage!


SEE ALSO: Schools Famous People Attended – Part 2

The Places4Students.com Team