The Power Couples

Power Couples Throughout the Ages 


A couple who evoke feelings in others of a fairytale romance. Also, both parties involved in the power couple have tremendous influence over people around them because of their devastating good looks and seemingly perfect relationship with their significant other. 



Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt When the world refers to you as an amalgamation of your two names, you know you have reached the dizzying heights of power couple status. Equally successful, this pair of Hollywood film stars has worked on some of the most memorable movies of the decade, as well as pursuing humanitarian activities around the world. Then last year they finally sealed the deal by marryi ng in the most intimate of weddings, surrounded by few guests other than their five children, before donating the $5 million generated from their wedding photos to charity.  





Yoko Ono and John Lennon This pairing caused much controversy back in the 1960s, mainly due to rumours that Japanese Yoko was responsible for the split of The Beatles in April 1970. Against all odds, the couple weathered the storm and were together for 12 years, campaigning against the Vietnam War and writing music before Lennon was tragically assassinated in 1980. 


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge They have captured the hearts of not only the UK but overseas as well with their dashing good looks and down to earth manner. Not only that, but the royal pair announced Kate is pregnant with a second child at the end of last year, before releasing the most adorable snaps of their first son Prince George. We’re in love! 


Pierre and Marie Curie Surely possessing two Nobel Peace Prizes between them qualifies this pair to have power couple status? Pierre Curie, a French physicist, was initially attracted to Marie because of her great love for science. The pair dedicated their lives to the sciences, pioneering milestone scientific advancements such as the theory of radioactivity and magnetism.


Beyoncé and Jay Z This American power couple has an estimated net worth of over $1 billion, but most importantly they seem ‘drunk in love’. Despite some rumours of marriage troubles last year, the pair continued to be photographed out at various events together. They also spent the majority of the year performing side by side on their ‘On the Run’ tour which, on the last night, culminated with a stunning video of some of their most precious moments spent as a family. 


John F and Jackie Kennedy This undeniably good-looking twosome attracted media attention and public admiration throughout the world during the 1960s. The political scene in America had never seen anything quite like it. Despite rumours of infidelity, the Kennedys were undoubtedly the power couple of the US before the showbiz glamour of the Obamas. 


Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III It was a real life rags to riches story when actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer III in 1956, becoming the Princess of Monaco. The actress was, however, successful in her own right, winning an Oscar for her role in The Country Girl in which she starred alongside Bing Crosby. The couple remained married for 26 years before Kelly’s tragic death in a car crash in 1982.


The Beckhams  It seems David and Victoria Beckham have dominated headlines and graced magazine covers since the beginning of time. The former Spice Girl and former England captain have spent time living in Spain and the US but are now back on home soil with their handsome brood of five. Victoria has a highly successful fashion empire of her own, while David recently donated all of his last pay cheque to charity. 



Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Love them or hate them, there is no denying that this pair is quite simply fascinating. After marrying in one of the most costly weddings of all time (the celebration was rumoured to cost $12 million), the two Ks spend the year jet-setting around the globe and spending eye-watering amounts of money on each other and daughter, North.


Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Perhaps lesser known in the showbiz industry, this power couple rule in the business world. She is the chief operating officer at Facebook whilst he is CEO of SurveyMonkey. Speaking to Business Insider, they said they both leave work at 5:30 every evening to have dinner with their two children.  






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