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Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger host Who? Weekly, a podcast where they help you catch up with your favorite almost-celebs, from Eva Amurri to Zendaya, and every Rita Ora in between. For Weddings Week, we've asked them to look at the Whos who've pledged themselves to each other eternally — or at least as long as Us Weekly will cover them.
Watching two people, joined in holy matrimony, share their commitment to and love for each other with the world can be a beautiful thing. Even if you have no idea who either of them are. When two Whos get married, the union is immensely important to them. And it’s not because it’s supposedly the best day of their lives: It’s a shot at increasing their media coverage and — to the savvier Whos —expanding their sponsorship opportunities.
But to those of us unable to place, let’s say, what reality show the couple first met on, the wedding of two Whos represents marriage in its purest form. The less you know about a celebrity couple, the easier it is to enjoy their wedding at its face value. Without all that baggage that comes with "Them-ness" (or, actual A-list fame) — the encyclopedic knowledge of their relationship history and prior scandals — all that’s left is pure, undying, perhaps-promotional love. And isn’t that all you need?
Below are some our favorite Who weddings and engagements of recent memory.
Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert
"Together, they’re on track to make $1 million from sponsored posts in 2016," a source told Us Weekly about the duo in February of this year. And if that’s not all you need to know about these two before moving on, well, only God can judge you. For those actually curious, the two met on Bachelor in Paradise — the Bachelor spin-off series where former Bachelor (Jade was on Chris Soules’ season) and Bachelorette (Tanner was on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s) contestants have to pair up or get kicked off. These two went the distance — if you can call it that — by getting engaged at the end of Bachelor in Paradise’s second season. And because there’s no love quite like sponsored love, the two had their wedding as part of ABC’s Valentine's Day special: The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love.
Rob Herjavec & Kym Johnson
He: Shark Tank. She: Dancing With The Stars. They: Engaged. However, their chemistry apparently wasn’t enough to win them the DWTS Mirrorball trophy — they met after being paired up on the show, but came in 6th place. (They were eliminated for their samba along to Kate Hudson’s version of "Cinema Paradiso," if that says anything.) Weirdly, these two don’t even make up the Who-iest couple in Dancing With The Stars history. That award goes to dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who got engaged last year.
RaeLynn Woodward & Josh Davis
She’s on tour with Blake Shelton, after he mentored her on the second season of The Voice. (His mentorship wasn’t enough to help her win the show, mind you, but that doesn't really have anything to do with subsequent fame, does it?)
He is her long term boyfriend whose only discernible trait is being named Josh Davis.
They, wrote Us Weekly, called their wedding "whimsical" — which isn’t a surprising description for the wedding of a woman whose biggest hit is 2014’s "God Made Girls," a song containing the following lyrics: "Somebody's gotta be the one to cry /Somebody's gotta let him drive /Give him a reason to hold that door so God made girls."
Trai Byers & Grace Gealey
Empire fans rejoice! Two of the actors on the Fox show, Trai Byers (Andre Lyon) and Grace Gealey (Anika "Boo Boo Kitty" Calhoun) recently got hitched IRL. You’d think it’d be easy to remember if their characters also hooked up on the show, but considering the plentiful twists and turns of Empire, it seems like this is an impossibility. Congratulations to the happy couple! (We stopped watching after season one, too.)
Rachel Reilly & Brendon Villegas
You’d think spending 24/7 in a house covered in cameras broadcasting to the entire world would be a death sentence to any budding relationship, but Big Brother contestants and Wholebs Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas not only hooked up during the show’s 12th (American) season, they fell in love and got married. Now, they’re celebrating the birth of their first baby with a sponsored Mother’s Day gift basket and scheming on what other competition based reality shows they can enter. (The career contestants were featured in Big Brother 13 and two seasons of The Amazing Race.)
Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan
Cameron and McCartan met on the set of Disney’s Liv & Maddie, a show in which she played both Liv and Maddie, identical twins with very different personalities. (This sounds really familiar, no?) He came on the show in 2013 as the character "Diggie Smalls" (what...) and dated "Maddie", meanwhile IRL Cameron and McCartan were also dating. (It’s honestly not that confusing if you ignore the twins plotline.) In other relevant news, they’re in a band together called The Girl in the Dreamcatcher.
Josh Altman & Heather Bilyeu
Despite delaying their marriage for a year — "It turned into a storyline as opposed to a wedding," Bilyeu told Us Weekly — the two Million Dollar Listing: LA Wholebs got married in April of 2016. And thanks to Bravo, you can literally watch him propose on the show. They must have a nice house.
Marta Krupa & Marco Andretti
How could we even attempt to do this relationship justice? Let’s let TMZ tell the story of Krupa and Andretti, from "INDYCAR'S MARCO ANDRETTI I'M ENGAGED TO POLISH MODEL!":
IndyCar stud Marco Andretti is officially on the road to marriage... proposing to his hot Polish model girlfriend ... and she said yes!
(He drives cars; she’s a Polish model.)
Marco — grandson of racing legend Mario Andretti — popped the question to Marta Krupa ... who he's reportedly been connected with since 2008.
(He’s the grandson of someone more famous.)
Krupa is the younger sister of reality star Joanna Krupa — who's appeared on 'Real Housewives' and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
(...And she’s the sister of someone more famous.)
Ali Fedotowsky & Kevin Manno
An Us Weekly regular, Ali Fedotowsky is an American television personality, correspondent, host, spokesperson, and blogger (says her Wikipedia). That describes just about everyone in Hollywood, so let’s dig deeper. Fedotowsky was a contestant on The Bachelor (season 14, Jake Pavelka) and then subsequently the sixth Bachelorette. She ended up with Roberto Martinez of Tampa, FL and their engagement lasted one year. She met Manno, a MTV personality and former host of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (right!) in 2013 and has been milking their marriage every since. Oh, and guess what — she’s pregnant!
Eva Amurri & Kyle Martino
First of all, it’s pronounced "Ehh-vah", as it the name of Eva Amurri Martino’s blog: "Happily Eva After", on which she writes about things like DIY Marbled Picture Frames, the easiest slow cooker tacos ever and the time her babysitter propositioned her husband for sex. As you do. Otherwise, she actually happens to also be Susan Sarandon’s daughter and he is a former soccer player who now does color commentary on NBC Sports and ESPN. Cool.
Jamie Chung & Bryan Greenberg
When two Whos combine...they both remain Whos! Actors Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg — each with credits like Sucker Punch, Grown Ups, One Tree Hill, and How to Make it in America — are perhaps the most traditionally famous people on this list. Too bad we can never seem to remember who they are. Real World fans might remember her from San Diego (and Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II). Entertainment Weekly once said she has had "the strongest movie career of all of the dozens of aspiring actors and actresses on the Real World roster." You can see her as Mulan on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. But will you?