Celebrities love making a life for themselves in Austin, especially once they couple up and start having kids. Guess that’s why we have so many Austin celebrity couples.
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And now, these are the top Austin celebrity couples.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves were engaged on Christmas Day in 2011. They married ihe following summer in a private Catholic ceremony right here in Austin.
In 2017, the Oscar winner spoke to “Good Morning America” about why the couple chooses to live in Austin. Read more here.
The parents of three also appeared on a panel in Austin recently speaking about their love of our fair city.
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker
Former tennis pro Andy Roddick and “Grace and Frankie” star Brooklyn Decker live in a secluded farmhouse in West Austin with their two kids. They began dating in 2007 and were wed on April 17, 2009.
Jared and Genevieve Padalecki
Jared and Genevieve Padalecki announced their engagement in January 2010 after co-starring on “Supernatural.” The pair married on February 27, 2010, in her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho, and now reside in Austin with their three children.
Jensen and Danneel Ackles
“Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles married “One Tree Hill” actress Danneel Harris in Dallas in 2010. The couple now reside in Austin where they own Family Business Beer Company, located in Dripping Springs.
Jep and Jessica Robertson
You may recognize Jep Robertson and wife Jessica from appearances on “Duck Dynasty” and their own spinoff series “Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty.” In 2017, the couple relocated to the Austin area from Louisiana and later opened a Cajun food truck called Jep’s Southern Roots, located at the Family Business Beer Company. On their podcast in late 2017, Jessica said of the Austin move, “The seed to be planted for moving here started about 10 years ago. We fell in love with the Texas area. Gradually, we started doing more and more here. The past five years we’ve really made a lot of friends in Austin.”
Michael and Susan Dell
Dell Technologies Founder and CEO Michael Dell married Susan Lieberman in Austin in 1989. The couple reside here with their four children.
Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst
Jesse Plemons adopted Austin as his hometown after starring on “Friday Night Lights.” Plemons began dating his “Fargo” co-star Kirsten Dunst in 2016. The parents of one are currently engaged.
Jackson and Sheila Rathbone
Twilight star Jackson Rathbone married Sheila Hafsadi in 2013. They currently reside in Austin where she is a blogger and “pretty things enthusiast” on Instagram with the handle of @sixandboe. The couple are also parents to two children with another on the way!
Mark Wystrach and Ty Haney
Midland lead singer Mark Wystrach and Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney announced their engagement in early 2019. They are expecting a baby girl in November. Per a report by People, the couple met on a blind date at Bufalina in 2018 after Haney slid into Wystrach’s DMs on Instagram.
Austin Celebrity Couple Honorable Mentions
Marshall and Jamie Allman
Though we aren’t sure how much time Marshall Allman spends in Austin, the “Prison Break” and “True Blood” star was born and raised in here and graduated from Austin High in 2002. He married actress Jamie Ann Brown in ATX in 2006.
Glen Powell and Renee Bargh
A graduate of Westwood High, Glen Powell was also born and raised in Austin. According to reports, he currently dates “Extra” host Renee Bargh, who was by his side at the “Scream Queen” actor’s 30th birthday in November 2018.
Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
Like Marshall Allman, Ben McKenzie graduated from Austin High after attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where he was friends and flag football teammates with future Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. In 2017, he married “Gotham” co-star Morena Baccarin and the couple reside in LA.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
So technically, Ciara traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta where she started her music career. But the actress and singer was born right here in Austin. Her husband is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin
Dakota Johnson was born at Brackenridge Hospital to Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who was shooting the film The Hot Spot in the area. Of course, once filming wrapped, the trio moved on from the ATX, but we’re granting Johnson honorable Austinite status. She currently dates Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Bullock married motorcycle builder and “Monster Garage“ host Jesse James in 2005 and the couple resided part time here in Austin. However, they divorced in 2010 and Bullock has spent less and less time in the ATX since then. James still lives in Austin and is now married to Alexis Dejoria.
Sandra Bullock and Bob Schneider
Long before meeting James, Bullock quietly dated Austin musician Bob Schneider from around 1999 until 2001. Schneider’s song “Bullets” is on the Miss Congeniality soundtrack, “The World Exploded Into Love” is in The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and “Love Is Everywhere” is in All About Steve.
Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey
Of course, before there was Schneider or James, there was McConaughey. Bullock and Matty Mac starred in A Time to Kill and were rumored to date after his relationship with Ashley Judd ended. Though honestly, we have to wonder if it was more of a friends with benefits kinda thing.
One More Oldie But Goodie
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard spent her first 17 years in Austin before heading to New York City. Heard met Johnny Depp while filming The Rum Diary, which premiered at the Austin Film Fest in 2011. The couple began living together the following year and married in 2015. The couple went through a rather ugly divorce battle in 2016 and the divorce was finalized in January 2017.