With all the fame, money and line-jumping skills celebrities have, you’d expect their first dates to be like something out of a Danielle Steel novel. You know, chugging Cristal, comparing bank accounts and dropping $330,000 at a truffle auction. Stuff like that.
But the truth is, celebrity first dates are surprisingly human. They go on blind dates, scrimp on fast food and even make their first impressions at church. No private islands, no diamond necklaces, no posh accommodation. Here's what 12 famous couples did on their first dates:
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Bennifer’s first date was classic All-American: Red Sox and hotdogs. Well actually, it was only one hotdog. In true celeb fashion, they cuddled up and split the calories. The only first-date snag was on the way to the game, when Ben got pulled over for making an illegal u-turn.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani
Gavin had a huge crush on Gwen, so he threw a party in New Orleans just so he could invite her. He told Glamour magazine that they drank hurricanes, walked around the French Quarter and had their first kiss. The only rock n’ roll aspect of the date was when they had to step over puddles of pee!
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Get this: Brad and Jen were set up on a blind date by their agents! No word on where their first date was, but their “how we met” story was too cute not to include.
Barack and Michelle Obama
The president of the United States wooed his future wife by buying her Baskin Robbins. They ate sitting on the curb. Hey, everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right?
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift
US Magazine reported that Jake and Taylor’s first date was at Fishkill Farms in New York state, where they picked apples and toured the fall foliage. Jake was a true gentleman and picked up the $3 tab.
Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez
Dinner on the beach, a stroll in the sand, slow dancing and a first kiss. Perfect, simple and unforgettable. Justin Bieber who?
David and Victoria Beckham
When Posh and Becks first met, she was a Spice Girl and he was just an up-and-coming player. After researching his future wife in the tabloids, he took her to The French restaurant in Manchester’s Midland Hotel.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Because they were trying to keep their relationship a secret, Ashton took Demi to the most unexpected place possible : In-N-Out burger. He told People Magazine that he doesn’t regret slumming it on the date, but he does wish that his now-favourite burger joint, Umami, existed back then.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
Matthew and SJP spent their first romantic moments together at the Cornelia Street Cafe, a true New York City landmark. According to a Redbook interview, SJP said she talked “a mile a minute” and couldn’t stop telling goofy stories, but they still became instantly inseparable.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Mark wanted to share his faith with Rhea as early on as possible, so he took her to church on their first date!
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Paltrow told You Magazine that their “first date was at an Italian restaurant in L.A., and no one gave us a glance.” Unremarkable, kind of like their relationship.
Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn
According to the Daily Star, Sean Penn made dinner plans with Robin and dressed up in cowboy boots, a jock strap, a pith helmet and a bowie. She loved it.