Famous couples who started out as friends

Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy -
The two comedians have known each other for nearly 20 years, but it wasn't until 2021 that they found love together. 

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton -
The two music stars met in 2014 while working on 'The Voice,' though their romance didn't start until about two years later.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher -
The couple met when they were young actors on the set of 'That 70's Show,' back in the '90s. They remained friends, and then in 2012 they started dating.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z - "We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates," Beyoncé told Oprah Winfrey.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - The actors met while working on Broadway shows. It was not love at first sight, and the two became friends at first.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade -
The actress had a boyfriend when she met the former NBA star. According to Union, it was singer Patti LaBelle who nudged her to pursue Wade.

The Prince and Princess of Wales - They had friends in common, and their relationship started slowly.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier -
The couple met through mutual friends in 2006. Though it was not until four years later, when Criss joined 'Glee,' that they started dating. 

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth -
The two met at a party, when Toth apologized after his drunk friend hit on the actress. This left a good impression on Witherspoon.

Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett - The pair met at Yale School of Drama and remained friends for nearly 15 years, before starting to date.

Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian -
The pair met at Coachella and became friends. It was not until the following year's edition of the festival that the two fell in love. 

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli - A friendship blossomed between the two, and they eventually fell in love. The couple tied the knot in 2017.

Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin -
The Disney Channel alums first met in 2009, but it was not until 2015 that they started dating. 

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