Celebrity Couples that Met the Love of their Life in College
It is mostly in fiction that we see couples falling in love as teens, staying in love through thick and thin, and finally getting married. But sometimes fiction does turn into reality. And since the month of love is slowly making its way with Valentine’s Day celebration, we decided to celebrate such love stories that are no less than a fairy tale.
This article is about some famous TV couples who made us believe that love, companionship, and loyalty are possible no matter what. They married their college sweethearts and have been together for decades. But before that, here’s a little peek into the celebration itself and understand a bit more what Valentine's Day is and why it is celebrated. Read on!
What Is Valentine’s Day And Why Do We Celebrate It
Usually, when the word “Valentine” comes into a conversation, people think of love, romance, and compassion. But the origin of this particular day isn’t that romantic. In fact, it was more of a religious ceremony instead of a celebration of love.
Valentine’s day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, was an annual Christian feast that was organized to honour an early Christian martyr Saint Valentine. Although, later the world turned to this day of celebrating romance and love.
There is also plenty of stories and folklore about Valentine’s connection to Feb 14. For instance, one story talks about a Roman Priest who was in jail during 269 A.D. He was set to be executed but before his last day, he wrote a love letter to a woman who used to visit him frequently in jail. The letter was signed "From your Valentine," and from then on, it has been considered the very first Valentine's Day card in history.
Another story recounts a saint named Valentine who would perform weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry by the Roman Emperor Claudius II. And when the Emperor discovered that the priest violated his order by secretly marrying the soldiers, he ordered his execution.
Many such stories are connected with February 14 and the celebration of Valentine’s Day but over the years, what has become the major theme is love. Now, with the rise of the internet and commercialization, Valentine’s Day has become a major day, not just among couples but singles too. People send cards, gifts, chocolates to their close friends to show their love and affection.
And this is also the time when people look at famous couples who have ended up together after years of relationship. This inspires young millennials to have faith in romance and strive for making their love story.
Celebrity Couples that Met in College
It is an undeniable fact that people tend to follow and get inspired by what their favourite stars do. And that is also true in the case of celebrity couples. When we see famous TV celebrities marrying their teen love, it instils a sense of commitment to creating your own love story.
So, on this Valentine’s Day, here are a few famous tv couples who kept their love intact from college days and eventually took the vows of being together!
Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda
Barun Sobti – aka the man who won the hearts of many while playing the lead role in the TV serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – stood true to his long-distance relationship with Pashmeen Manchanda.
Though they met in school, the love kindled during college days. Pashmeen was Barun’s BFF and after spending so much time in school, they later realized their love for each other. After years of relationship, they finally tied the knot on December 12, 2010. They are blessed with a daughter named Sifat.
Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn
If you have seen The Office series, you ought to know Rainn Wilson. He is incredibly famous for his unforgettable role as Dwight Schrute. The other best part? He married his college sweetheart Holiday Reinhorn who is an author.
They first met at the University of Washington in the mid-'80s to learn acting. They were in a relationship for about 11 years before finally getting married on June 30, 1995. That too without any special proposal. The couple is blessed with a boy.
Maniesh Paul and Sanyukta
Though they did not meet in college, the love story of Maniesh Paul and Sanyukta goes way back to their school times! The duo met each other in third grade. After school, they continued meeting each other every day even when they went to different colleges.
Their bond strengthened over years and they finally decided to marry each other in 2006 after a lot of struggle and distance. The couple was blessed with a girl in 2011 and a boy in 2016.
These are just some of the famous TV show couples. The list is long and loving. Some even got married to their co-stars they met on the set. That’s the magic of love. It can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone.
Rucha Hasabnis and Rahul
Rucha Hasabnis aka the famous Rashi ben from the popular show Saath Nibhana Saathiya also followed her heart and got married to Rahul whom she met during school days. They got married on 26th January 2015.
Post her wedding, she also took a break from the TV glamour to spend more time with her family.
Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell
The famous star from Glee, Heather Morris met her lover and husband Taylor Hubbell in school. They went to the same school but it wasn’t until they reached college that they found their love for each other. Taylor Hubbell found her on MySpace and that’s where the love story began.
The couple stayed in a relationship for a long while before finally tying the knot in 2015. They are blessed with two kids and are living happily in the US.
Relationships and marriages require hard work and commitment, and these tv show couples have shown both. They didn’t leave their teen love even with the constant spotlight and glamour in their life and are still going strong. That’s what love is about and that’s what people celebrate on Valentine’s Day.
In fact, the whole Valentine week gets attention like a festival with couples trying to show their special person how much they mean to them. College life is certainly when young minds prepare for their career journey but it is also the time to explore their emotions. Who knows the partners you meet in college days end up becoming your soulmates later!
Sunstone acknowledges this beautiful festival and encourages students to explore their emotions not just in terms of love and romance but also in terms of friendships.