1. George and Amal Clooney
It was their activism that drew the couple together when they met at a charity dinner in Italy, according to People. Both have said the other’s social awareness is a major point of attraction. "I'm always very proud of her when I see her speaking at the International Court of Appeals in Strasbourg, you know, with her robe on," George told Glamour UK. "It’s very impressive."
The actor and his wife will hold a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at their Los Angeles home on April 16, Variety reported. Tickets will be $33,400 per person, with proceeds going to the Hillary Victory Fund. Clooney hosted a similar event at his home for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, raising approximately $15 million.
2. Hillary and Bill Clinton
This duo met at Yale Law School when Hillary made the first move. The story, as told on her website, goes like this: “I was studying in the library, and Bill was standing out in the hall talking to another student …I noticed that he kept looking over at me. He had been doing a lot of that. So I stood up from the desk, walked over to him and said, ‘If you’re going to keep looking at me, and I’m going to keep looking back, we might as well be introduced. I’m Hillary Rodham.’ That was it.”
How do they make their high-profile relationship work? The former president insists it’s a matter of give and take. “We were married a very long time when she was always, in effect, deferring to my political career,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2014. "I told her when she got elected to the Senate from New York that she'd given me 26 years, and so I intended to give her 26 years. Whatever she wanted to do was fine with me. If she wanted to know my opinion, I would tell her, but she had carte blanche to make whatever decisions she wanted, and tell me what I was supposed to do about it."
3. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
The outspoken Girls star and Fun guitarist met on a blind date in 2012. The two are both socially active, especially when it comes to LGBT rights. They even went on record saying they wouldn't get married until that right was available to everyone. When asked by Pride Source in 2013 if he has a responsibility to speak up as a celebrity, Antonoff responded, “Absolutely. I don’t think any of us have the luxury not to stand up.”
Both are Hillary supporters and Dunham, in particular, has hit the campaign trail hard, speaking at events across the country. She's shared much of her journey via social media, writing, “I believe that nothing will send a stronger message to America and the world at large than electing a competent, experienced, and brilliant woman to the highest office in the land.”
4. James Carville and Mary Matalin
Quite the political odd couple, Carville, a Democratic political commentator and former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s campaign, and Matalin, a Republican consultant and former campaign director for George H.W. Bush, have been married for 23 years. What brought and kept them together in a political climate that’s becoming increasingly divisive? "That we disagree on policy was tough, but it’s not one of those deal-breakers," Matalin told U.S. News & World Report. "We’re very practical in our local politics, and we’re philosophically opposed on the role and scope of government, but we love each other. What can I say?”
Their mutual love of policy and politics isn’t the only thing the couple share. They both like to fish, cook, and attend church. Talking politics at home is now off-limits after one too many arguments about the Iraq War, according to U.S. News & World Report. The rest of Washington should take note on their civility.
5. BeyoncÃƒÂ© and Jay-Z
BeyoncÃƒÂ©’s politics have been a hot topic since the release of her "Formation" music video and Super Bowl performance. But Mr. and Mrs. Carter have been highly politically and socially involved for years now. The two even held a fundraiser for Obama in 2012, where the president joked of a kinship with Jay-Z because, he said, “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.”
The two have also attended the Trayvon Martin vigil, donated to the Flint water crisis, and bailed out Black Lives Matter protestors. The couple has donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Bey attended a fundraiser last May.
Ã¢â‚¬â€¹Ã¢â‚¬â€¹6. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt
This pretty pair is almost as famous for their humanitarian work as they are for their box office hits. Together, they have traveled around the world from Haiti to New Orleans, aiding in disaster relief. Angelina has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and even considered leaving Hollywood for Washington, according to Us Weekly. Together, they have reportedly donated millions to charities.
Stateside, the two seem to differ when it comes to politics (Pitt reportedly favored Obama in 2012, while Jolie-Pitt was disappointed in the candidate), but say they don’t allow the difference of opinion to impact the relationship.
Ã¢â‚¬â€¹7. Kanye and Kim Kardashian West
A new political powerhouse is on the horizon, as Kanye West told Vanity Fair that he is “definitely” still thinking of running in 2020. “I sit in clubs and I’m like, 'Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do,'” said Yeezy. While Kanye contemplates campaign slogans, Kim is teaching Hillary how to take the perfect selfie.
When asked about West’s political aspirations, HRC told NME, “I've told Kanye that I think he might want to wait. ‘Cause I’ll be running for reelection. I might want to give him some additional experience so he’s got, on all the other things he’s done on his resume, he’s got some kind of envoy role or something he could point to... I would not rule out anybody for vice president."
8. Barack and Michelle Obama
Well, duh. This presidential pair met at corporate law firm Sidley & Austin, when Michelle was assigned a summer associate, Barack, as a mentee. Michelle has said she was unaware of his political ambitions when the two first got together, stating in an interview with The Washington Post,“We didn’t talk about politics specifically.” That conversation has of course changed. But what's most interesting is how they keep their day jobs from affecting their relationship. The president said in an interview with The New York Times, “What I value most about my marriage is that it is separate and apart from a lot of the silliness of Washington, and Michelle is not part of that silliness.”