Mix black skinny jeans, beauty, rebellion and effortless bed head and what do you get? Model/musician couples, perhaps the most enigmatic pairing in the celeb-o-sphere. Just last week, Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp (née, Cougar) were spotted out for dinner. They have both been on the merry-go-round; she with Billy Joel, he with ex-wife, model Elaine Irwin.
Surprisingly, many iconic model/musician pairings are built to last, like the painfully cool Iman and David Bowie, Paulina Porizkova and The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Parvaneh, and Patti Hansen and Keith Richards. Patti and Keith have been married for 30 years, some of which Keith actually remembers.
But who’s ruling the stage and runway these days? Check out the new characters in the model-meets-musician fairytale. Happily ever after? Maybe. Cool matching black leather jackets? Definitely.
What does it take to get a notorious womanizer to settle down? Well, for Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine, it took Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. The two dated off and on for a few years before announcing their surprise engagement, with a wedding to follow in Mexico. But it wasn’t without some collateral damage: Adam was also dating model Nina Agdal, who was informed of the engagement over text message.
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John Legend and Sports Illustrated cover girl, talk show host and Twitter rabble-rouser Chrissy Teigen met the old fashion way (for celebrities): on set. Chrissy starred in John’s video, “Stereo.” Years later, the two married in Italy, and starred in another video together, the very wedding reception friendly, “All Of Me.”
Canadian record-breaker Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is the hottest act in music right now, the first solo male artist to top the Billboard Top 100, 200 and Artist 100 simultaneously. Everyone is vying for a hook up, collabo, heck, just a ticket to his show. It seems fitting that It Guy would pair with one of the most in-demand models of the season, Bella Hadid, who, along with her sister, Gigi, is part of the crop of “Insta” models that seem to storm every fashion show and red carpet from New York to London to Milan.
Former boy bander-turned-DJ (is that what he does?) must have a thing for It Girls; he’s also dated Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Ashley Greene. G.I. Joe, as they’ve been affectionately dubbed by friends like Cara Delevingne, are pretty inseparable, considering their insane schedules. They are often photographed at airports, or cuddled up after a runway show—and have even been spotted in matching Yeezy sneakers, a sure sign of true millennia love.
Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill have the ultimate beautiful people meet cute story—Lily first spotted him onstage with Kings of Leon at Coachella, and by the end of his set, she was in love. They married in 2011 and went on to collaborate on a video, “Use Somebody,” and on another project: daughter Dixie Pearl.