They say that you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but we all know that such rules were meant to be broken. Check out these 12 celebrity couples who have collaborated with their significant others in more ways than one.
1. Business & Pleasure: Gloria, Emilio Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan
Just call these two the "Miami Love Machines!" Gloria and Emilio have been married for 35 years and are still going strong. The two met when Gloria joined the Miami Sound Machine in 1976, when she was just 17-years-old. The couple quickly fell in love and — well, started making more than just beautiful music together. In a recent interview with Oprah, Gloria shared that the secret to her marriage is knowing that what she has in Emilio is invaluable. “I don’t have to have a hamburger to know that I have filet mignon at home,” she said speaking of her hubby.
2. Business & Pleasure: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
This is a love story 15 years in the making! Penélope and Javier first met in 1992 when they appeared in Jamon Jamon together, but they didn't start a romantic relationship until 2007, while filming Vicky Christina Barcelona.The hot Spanish duo became esposo y esposa in 2010, and have since collaborated twice more—as parents to son Leo and their infant daughter Luna.
3. Business & Pleasure: Christina Aguilera, Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman
Christina and Jordan met while he was working at her manager’s company, Azoff Music Management. Though he never actually managed the beautiful songbird, Jordan was said to inspire her song “Candyman,” among other love songs penned by Christina during their marriage. Unfortunately, Christina and Jordan’s marriage eventually turned sour, prompting Christina to file for divorce in 2010. But don’t despair! Christina still has a sweetie in her life: The couple’s 5-year-old son, Max.
4. Business & Pleasure: America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams
America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams
Hondureña America met her husband Ryan when he cast her in a student film at the University of Southern California. But before they knew it, their professional relationship went in a whole new direction. "We kind of connected from the get-go on that professional level and that was something that really drew us to each other," Ferrera told People after her engagement in 2010.
5. Business & Pleasure: Jessica Alba, Cash Warren
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Jessica said that she “just knew” that she would be with Cash forever when she met him while filming Fantastic Four in 2004. “I’d never felt anything like that with anyone. We got each other. We’re kindrid spirits,” the gorgeous star gushed in InStyle’s February 2013 issue. Though they haven’t collaborated professionally since Fantastic Four, they’ve partnered up for life. Jessica and Cash have been married for six years and are raising daughters, Honor Marie and Haven Garner, together.
6. Business & Pleasure: Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Eva met everyone’s favorite meme-worthy hottie, Ryan, in 2011 while the pair worked on The Place Behind the Pines. After being holed up in Schenectady, New York for weeks during filming, they grew closer and made their relationship Hollywood-official in September 2011, after they were spotted on a cute date in Disneyland. The often tight-lipped duo have kept much of the details regarding their romance under wraps, but Eva did give Marie Claire this gem in March: "He's your dream costar. I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film." We bet!
7. Business & Pleasure: Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne
Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne
We guess you could say that Gina has been preparing for her role on NBC’s Hannibal for at least a decade. The talented Cubana portrays her real life husband Laurence’s wife on Hannibal. In an exclusive interview with Latina, Gina shared just how lucky she is to get to work with her amazing hubby: “I get to work with Laurence Fishburne. What actor in their right mind does not want to work with Laurence Fishburne? He is phenomenal, warm and gifted, and so that’s what I get to do.”
8. Business & Pleasure: Joy Enriquez, Rodney Jerkins
Joy Enriquez and Rodney Jerkins
Music mogul L.A. Reid hooked singer Joy up with producer Rodney aka “Darkchild” in hopes that the two would make sweet, sweet music together. And they did — sort of. Joy and Rodney never did produce that hit song that Reid was looking for, but they did get married and have three beautiful children together. These days, the musical couple are busy documenting Rodney’s attempt to help launch Joy’s music career via their NUVO reality show, House of Joy.
9. Business & Pleasure: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas
Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas
Demi and Joe met on the set of the Disney channel series Camp Rock in 2007, but denied dating rumors until a radio interview by Access Hollywood's Billy Bush in 2010. The X-Factor Judge and the JoBro, however, were not meant to be and experienced a turbulent breakup that has now become the inspiration for many of Demi’s heart-wrenching love songs. These days, there seems to be no hard feelings between the exes. In fact, Demi says that Joe, and his bros, are a lot like family. “Now, I can, fortunately, say, that him and his brother Nick, have always been there for me, and are literally family, and like brothers,” Demi said in an interview with Nightline. “We have a great friendship. And we may not be as close as we used to be, but that’s okay.”
10. Business & Pleasure: Eva Longoria, Ernesto Arguello
Eva Longoria and Ernesto Arguello
Now that she’s met the man of her dreams, it seems that Eva is ready for love — again!
Eva met her current love, Ernesto, last year when he was cast in Ready For Love -- the reality dating show she produced. Though rumors quickly began to swirl that these two were an item, Eva insisted that she and the Miami-based entrepreneur were just friends. But their friendship quickly grew into love and the rest, as they say, is history. "I guess we have the press to thank for pushing us to see something we didn't see!" Eva told People. "I think that's why our relationship is so special," she gushed. "We truly started as friends."
11. Business & Pleasure: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Serial collaborator J.Lo has a long history of mixing business with pleasure. To date, Jennifer has both worked with and been romantically involved with Ben Affleck, Chris Judd, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and now, Casper Smart. But that’s not all, folks! J.Lo’s most famous partner in business and pleasure has been her ex-husband, Marc Anthony. The Nuyorican duo started off as good friends, but decided to take their love to the next level in 2003, when JLo called off her engagement to Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony divorced his second wife, Dayanara Torres. However, 7 years, several duets, a set of twins — Emme and Max — and one movie later, the El Cantante co-stars filed for divorce.
12. Business & Pleasure: Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Baena
Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena
Our favorite funny chica is currently filming Life After Beth—a movie written and directed by her boyfriend.