We are often told that movie romance does not exist in reality. However, some celebrity couples are definitely living their own off-screen rom-com. Maybe not everyone felt the chemistry “at first sight” like they usually do in movies, but that doesn’t make their love any less powerful.

After all, the initial attraction we feel for someone when we first meet is just a chemical reaction in our brain and shouldn’t affect the future relationship we have with our partner.

We love fairy tales, but we appreciate true love in real life even more. These 5 love stories are so incredible that it is hard to believe that they were not created by a screenwriter.

Ned Rocknroll Saved Kate Winslet From A House Fire

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When a fire broke out on Necker Island, everyone managed to escape with their lives, and some, as a result, with love. Winslet was on vacation with her children when lightning struck the house where they were staying.

Luckily, her future husband was staying at a nearby residence. With a torch to his head, he stepped in to save the actress from the fire, and eventually, she fell in love with her superhero.

She only took a bra and passports for her children and, as she later joked, it was at that moment that she decided to marry her savior.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Met On A Blind Date

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When Harry was asked when he knew Markle was the right person, he immediately replied, “The first time we met.” Raised by a mutual friend, they met on a blind date in early July 2016.

The chemistry between them was obvious, and on their second date, Prince Harry invited Markle on a trip to Africa with him.

As stated, camping under the stars in Botswana was crucial for us to meet. The royal couple continued to date and married 2 years later.

David Beckham Fell In Love With Posh Spice After Seeing Her On Television

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David Beckham was reportedly in love with his future wife after seeing her in a music video for the Spice Girls’ song “Say You’ll Be There.” At that time he was playing for Manchester United, and the first time he saw the singer was when she went to see him at a match in London.

It took a while for him to really get close to her: they spoke for the first time the following week in Manchester. Posh Spice gave him her phone number written on her train ticket, which Beckham still has after more than 20 years of marriage.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Went On A Double Date — With Other People

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and actor Ryan Reynolds met in 2010 on the set of their movie, Green Lantern. However, the sparks did not appear immediately as they were still friends.

About a year later, fireworks between Reynolds and Lively went off while they were on a double date… but not between them.

Seeing the person of interest fall in love with another person in front of their eyes probably made the encounter more awkward for the other parties involved.

Today, Lively and Reynolds say that the secret to a strong and lasting relationship is friendship and mutual respect.

Michael Douglas Knew He’d Be The Father To Catherine Zeta-jones’ Children

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The couple met at the Deauville Film Festival. When he saw that Zeta-Jones was going to attend, Douglas asked his assistant to set up a meeting with her.

Right after they started talking, Douglas hit her with a bold line: “You know, I’m going to be the father of your children.” Zeta-Jones flew away the next day, but they continued to have long phone calls and dinners.

Fortunately, the age difference was not an obstacle and they ended up in a marriage that lasted more than 20 years.

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