What the Wives of 35+ Actors Who’ve Broken Millions of Women’s Hearts Look Like

This article appeared in Bridesblush and has been published here with permission.

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We’ve all spent plenty of time swooning over actors. Whether it’s the muscly Matthew McConaughey, the sweet Paul Rudd, or the dashing Mahershala Ali—and who can blame us? But do you ever wonder who these leading men actually date? Well, we’ve rounded up a list of the partners of Hollywood’s most dashing men. Join us as we meet the wives and girlfriends of some of the actors who’ve broken millions of hearts.

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker

Some of the actors on this list are very private. And really, we can’t blame them. Who wants long-lens cameras poking out from bushes? Or people running after your car? Not us.

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Actor Adam Driver married actress Joanne Tucker in 2013. At one stage they welcomed a son and managed to keep him on the down low for a whopping two years! The only reason the secret was spilled was that Driver’s co-star Channing Tatum slipped up.

Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout

Anna Strout was actor Jesse Eisenberg’s longtime girlfriend as they dated for a decade after meeting on a movie set. However, they then split while the star dated his co-star, actress Mia Wasikowska, from 2013-2015.

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Despite their brief split, it looks like things were meant to be for this pair. They ended up getting back together and tied the knot in 2017. They’re now parents to son Banner and have been spotted volunteering at a domestic violence shelter in NYC.

Henry Golding and Liv Lo

First up we have British-Malaysian actor Henry Golding. The star is best known for playing Nick in Crazy Rich Asians, and for starring in A Simple Favor alongside Blake Lively.

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Henry Golding met Taiwanese TV presenter and yoga teacher Liv Lo in 2011. The couple got married in 2016 and welcomed their daughter, Lyla, in 2021. Since then, the actor has commented that being a father “puts everything in perspective.” He said, “It has allowed me to really kind of focus on what really matters in life.”

Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

When Breaking Bad hit TV screens, it made stars out of its entire cast. In particular though, fans loved Aaron Paul as the chaotic yet lovable Jessie Pinkman. Critics loved him too, and he took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor three times.

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In his personal life, Aaron Paul has been married to actress and director Laura Parsekian since 2013. They met at Coachella and later married in a Parisian carnival themed ceremony. The couple’s daughter, Story Annabelle, was born in 2018.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has appeared in many movies and released various comedy albums. The Pennsylvania born star has been married twice, and faced some cheating allegations within his second marriage.

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The comic married Eniko Parrish in 2016 in California. The couple welcomed a son, Kenzo Kash, in 2017, and a daughter, Kaori May, in 2020. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Kevin Hart publicly admitted to cheating on his pregnant spouse. In 2021, they’re still going strong.

Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza

British actor Riz Ahmed is recently married to author Fatima Farheen Mirza. The newlyweds got hitched in 2020 in a secret lockdown wedding. The actor recalled, “We did it in a backyard, which is nice in lots of ways. And I think the nicest thing about it was you didn’t have 500 aunties hanging around you, pinching your cheeks.”

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At the 2021 Academy Awards, the couple made viewers swoon when Ahmed stopped to fix his wife’s hair. Couple goals!

Matt Damon and Luciana Bozán

Now here’s an established Hollywood couple. Actor Matt Damon met his wife to be when he was filming a movie in Miami. Two years later, Damon and Luciana Bozán got married in Manhattan. Together, the couple have three daughters named Isabella, Stella and Gia. And Luciana has a daughter, Alexia Barroso, from her previous marriage.

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Talking about how they met, Damon said “I literally saw her across a crowded room and eight years and four kids later, that’s my life.”

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

He’ll forever be one half of MerDer for some of us, but Patrick Dempsey actually has a wife in real life. Shocking, we know. The dashing actor married Jillian Fink in 1999 and the pair are still going strong.

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Jillian was actually Patrick’s hairstylist for three years before they eventually got together. Now they have three kids together—daughter Talula, and twin sons Sullivan and Darby. Though they did file for divorce in 2015, they later reconciled and called the whole thing off. Phew!

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Though he was in a high profile marriage with actress Demi Moore, actor Bruce Willis has long since moved on. Of course, he still appears in family snaps with Demi and their daughters, but he’s been happily remarried since 2009.

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Bruce Willis’ wife is English-American model Emma Hemming. Perhaps unsurprisingly she is 23 years younger than her movie star husband. They tied the knot at a stunning ceremony in Turks and Caicos. Together, the couple share daughters Mabel and Evelyn.

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara

It only makes sense that actors sometimes gravitate to other people that work in their industry. That’s definitely the case with actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. The couple met while working on a movie together in 2012 but didn’t get together romantically for four years.

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Joaquin and Rooney, who have an age gap of 11 years, announced their engagement in 2019, but haven’t walked down the aisle yet. However, they do share a son, named River, who was born in 2020.

Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney

Who can deny the cuteness of actor Mark Ruffalo? No matter what role he plays, we just want to look at his sweet face and walk into the sunset. The star married Sunrise Coigney back in 2000 and they’ve been going strong ever since. When they first met, he was down and out and she encouraged him. He has said, “I don’t know if I would have made it without her.”

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Together, the couple have three kids—son Keen daughter Bella and daughter Odette.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

For decades, actor George Clooney was Hollywood’s ultimate bachelor. Most of us thought the silver haired fox would never settle down. However, Amal Alamuddin proved us all wrong.

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In 2014, George Clooney married Lebanese-British human rights lawyer Amal in Venice. Three years later, the couple welcomed twins Ella and Alexander. Since marrying her famous hubby, Amal has been praised for her chic style. The Clooneys bought themselves a private island on the River Thames where they live in a stunning mansion.

Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom

Truly, Andy Samberg’s wife only makes us love him more. The actor married musician Joanna Newsom back in 2013. He was a huge fan of her music before meeting her—how adorable!

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Samberg and his harpist wife live on a historical estate in LA and also own a Manhattan property. Together they have a daughter, who was born in 2017. The actor has shared that over lockdown they spent time as a family, “sitting out in the sun or something, dancing in the kitchen.”

Mads Mikkelsen and Hanne Jacobsen

Though he makes a very convincing cannibal, Mads Mikkelsen is also a striking leading man. The Danish star was originally a gymnast and dancer, but then became a successful actor in Denmark. Mikkelsen has been with his wife, choreographer Hanne Jacobsen, since 1987.

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Mads Mikkelsen and Hanne Jacobsen got married in 2000 and have two children together—daughter Viola, and son Carl. This long lasting couple live in Denmark but also spend time in Majorca, Spain. Sounds delightful!

Mahershala Ali and Amatus Sami Karim

Actor Mahershala Ali and Amatus Sami Karim have known each other for a very long time. It’s thought that the private couple got married in 2013. Together, the couple have a daughter named Bari Najma who was born in 2017.

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When Mahershala Ali won his first Academy Award, he said in his speech, “Lastly, I want to thank my wife, who was in her third trimester during the awards season, we just had a daughter four days ago.”

Christian Bale and Sibi Blažić

From one Oscar winner to another, next up is English-American actor Christian Bale. The star married his wife, former model Sandra “Sibi” Blažić, in 2000 and they’re still together. The couple share two kids—Emmaline and Joseph.

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Christian Bale has revealed, “Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn’t have very healthy ideas about marriage. Then I met Sibi and suddenly it seemed a fantastic idea.” Amazingly, Sibi worked as a stunt driver on one of Bale’s movies.

Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger

The adorable Paul Rudd is a different kind of Hollywood leading man. The star has appeared in comedies and superhero movies, as well as in beloved TV series. Paul Rudd met his future wife Julie Yaeger in a publicist’s office right after his big break in Clueless.

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When the star left his backpack behind, Julie Yeager dropped it at his friend’s apartment. After that, Rudd asked her to dinner and they hit it off. The couple got married in 2003.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky

There are plenty of people who would like to bag themselves a Hemsworth hunk. They’re undoubtedly some of the most coveted stars in the business, but some of them are taken for good. Actor Chris Hemsworth married wife Elsa Pataky in 2010.

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Chris Hemsworth and Spanish model Elsa have three children together. Pataky has said of her husband, “He was always trying to be the best dad and has never failed to make me feel like his family is the most important thing to him.”

Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind

Here’s another Hollywood hottie that’s broken millions of women’s hearts. Guatemalan born American actor Oscar Isaac has appeared in sci-fi thrillers, crime dramas and black comedies. The star married Danish director Elvira Lind in 2017. Together, the couple have two sons.

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The star realized he wanted to marry Elvira when he saw her care for his sick mother. He said he wanted “to be with this person forever and ever.” The couple have also worked on creative projects together.

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

Perhaps your type is more of the award winning English gentleman. Actor Eddie Redmayne boasts an Oscar, a Tony, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe. That’s not bad! The star tied the knot in 2014 with Hannah Bagshawe, who he had known for many years.

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The English couple went to neighboring boarding schools and struck up a friendship after a charity fashion show. The actor recalls, “She was very beautiful and very funny and she loves the arts and theater just as I do, so we became friends.”

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

We have to imagine that Camila Alves is a pretty well-known wife of a famous actor. Though not a celebrity herself, Brazilian-American Alves is a model and successful designer in her home country. Matthew McConaughey met the stunning Alves in 2006, and they walked down the aisle in 2012.

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Together, this happy couple share two sons named Levi and Livingstone. Unlike many of their celebrity peers, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves choose not to rely on nannies.

Eric Bana and Rebecca Gleeson

There are several leading men on this list that met their wives at work. Australian actor and comedian Eric Bana met his wife, Rebecca Gleeson, in the world of TV. She was a publicist working at various networks, and he was a TV star. They met in 1995 and married in 1997.

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Amusingly, Eric Bana was crowned Bachelor of the Year by a magazine in 1996 and used the trip to propose to Gleeson. The couple have two kids—son Klaus, and daughter Sophia.

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre

As if we’d forget about English hunk Idris Elba. The star has been married three times, most recently to Somali-Canadian model Sabrina Dowhre. The couple got hitched in 2019 in a Marrakesh ceremony. Idris commented, “We started dating and I fell head over heels.”

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In 2021 the couple announced they were launching a lifestyle brand together, including a blog, wellness products and a podcast. He has said of their relationship, “a partnership can bring out the best in you.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nukâka

Naturally we also need to mention the handsome leading men of Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played the long-locked Jaime Lannister on the show, is married to Greenlandic actress Nukâka. The couple got married in 1997 and live in LA with their family.

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Actress and singer Nukâka is also a former Miss Greenland, and competed for her country in Miss Universe. The couple have two daughters named Philippa and Safina. The family have been spotted together at red carpet events.

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

These two make a handsome pair—we like to think of them as the British Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. That works, right? Actor Jason Statham has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whitely since 2010. They got engaged in 2017 and have a son together, though they haven’t tied the knot.

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Jason, Rosie and son Jack Oscar Statham live in Beverly Hills. In 2021 the celebrity couple announced they’re expecting another baby. Yay!

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan

At one stage, fans of Jamie Dornan knew he was dating English actress Kiera Knightley. However, he’s actually been married since 2013. Who knew?! The Northern Irish star met English musician and actress Amelia Warner in 2010 and married her three years later.

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Together, Jamie and Amelia have three daughters. The little cuties are named Dulcie, Alberta and Elva. Speaking about lockdown with the family, the actor and former model said, “it’s kind of been the agony and the ecstasy in the same period of time.”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Much has been said about actor Hugh Jackman’s producer wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Unlike many of his peers who only date younger women, the Australian actor married a woman 13 years older than him. Go Hugh!

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Hugh and Deborra-Lee got engaged just four months after meeting on the set of a TV show. They’ve been married since 1996 and share two adopted children, son Oscar, and daughter Ava. Jackman has said of his wife, “Because that is my foundation, that is the rock.”

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

The dashing Benedict Cumberbatch is also off the market. The English actor has been married to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter since 2015. Their home must be awfully dramatic, what with all of their theatre experience.

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Benedict and Sophie were actually friends for 17 years before getting together. They got married in the Isle of Wight in 2015 and have since welcomed three sons. Christopher was born in 2015, Hal in 2017, and Finn in 2019.

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian

Ah to be the woman that Dwayne The Rock Johnson settled down with. Can you imagine? The former wrestler and current movie star married Laura Hashian in 2019, and together they have two daughters. The star was married before, and has a daughter named Simone from this relationship.

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Dwayne and Lauren got hitched in Hawaii and live in LA. Their daughters have Disney inspired names—Jasmine, born in 2015, and Tiana, born in 2018.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

You know the way we just mentioned those actors that only date younger women? Well Leonardo DiCaprio is one of them. While other leading men on this list have age appropriate partners, others will always date women at least several decades younger than them.

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We’ve seen Leo with Blake Lively and Bar Rafaeli in the past, but do you know his current beau? Apparently the star has been with Argentine-American model and actress Camila Morrone since 2017. Currently, he’s 46 while she is 24.

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson

Now this is a Hollywood couple that have really stood the test of time. Actor Denzel Washington married Pauletta Pearson back in 1983 and they’re still standing! The devoted couple are parents to four children—John David, Katia, Olivia and Malcolm. In fact, you’ve probably seen John David starring in some movies of his own.

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When he accepted the American Film Institute’s life achievement award, Denzel Washington said, “I would not be alive without Pauletta Washington. I wouldn’t survive.”

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

Here’s another Hollywood leading man with a much younger wife. Sylvester Stallone has been married three times in total, but third time was definitely the charm. The actor, director and producer was with model Jennifer Flavin since 1988, but broke up with her when model Janice Dickinson claimed to be pregnant with his child in the early 90s.

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After that, he got back with Flavin and they made it official in 1997. Now, the couple are parents to three daughters—Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.

Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez

Next we turn to actor Vin Diesel, one of the world’s highest grossing stars. The actor is particularly private about his life and doesn’t give many interviews. He married Mexican model Paloma Jimenez in 2007 and they’ve gone on to have three kids together.

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Their daughter Hania was born in 2008, son Vincent in 2010, and daughter Pauline in 2015. The star’s youngest child is named in honor of the actor’s former co-star, the late Paul Walker.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Here’s a relationship with an age gap in the other direction. Much like Australian star Hugh Jackman, actor Jason Momoa married an older woman. Actress Lisa Bonet, who was previously married to rocker Lenny Kravitz, is 18 years older than her hunky husband.

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People first thought that these two got hitched in 2007, but those guesses were out by an entire decade. Together, the couple have two kids—daughter Lola Iolani and son Nakoa-Wolf. Jason is also the stepdad to Zoe Kravitz, Lisa’s daughter.

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin

Before marrying Susan Levin, actor Robert Downey Jr. was in a relationship with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, and then married to actress Deborah Falconer. His addiction issues affected both of these relationships, and he spent time in both rehab and jail.

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However, in 2003 the star met Susan Levin, a film producer. She turned him down several times but he persisted, and she eventually fell for him. They got married in 2005 and have two kids together, named Exton and Avri.

Kristofer Hivju and Gry Molvær

And now for some red-headed lovers! This striking pair are both Norwegian, one more familiar to us than the other. Of course, Kristofer Hivju played Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, leading many beard-loving ladies to fall for him.

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The actor is married to journalist, producer and screenwriter Gry Molvær. Together they share two daughters named Noor and Sylja. Amusingly, several pictures were taken of the couple while they had an argument outside a restaurant in 2016. Hey, it happens!

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

We have another age gap here, this time with Scottish actor Ewan McGregor and his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Ewan was married before meeting Mary, and had four daughters with his then wife Eve Mavrakis. Their relationship ended in 2017.

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That same year, the actor met his new wife on the set of a TV show. Her marriage ended around the same time, so the couple probably had lots in common. Now they share a son, Laurie, born in 2021.

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber

In 2008, one of Vince Vaughn’s friends introduced him to Kyla Weber at a wedding. He has since said, “at first I was nervous to date her because it’s one of my best friends’ wife’s best friend from childhood…. If it goes wrong, you’re talking about awkward.” However, it went great, and they got married in 2010.

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Now, Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber have two kids together. He has described his wife as “a civilian” rather than a fellow A-lister.

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick

Let’s give it up for actor Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick.These two got married in 1988 after meeting on a PBS set. Their relationship has lasted decades and they still proclaim their love publicly. It’s the most adorable thing.

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For their 30th anniversary, the actor posted a video of the couple duetting together. He captioned the post, “30 years! I can’t believe it, @kyrasedgwick is the woman of my dreams and the music in my life.”

Samuel L Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

Our next pair are also in this for the long haul. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson both went to nearby colleges and ended up crossing paths. They got married in 1980 and have been together for 50 years. How incredible!

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Together, Samuel and LaTanya have one daughter, named Zoe. LaTanya worked as an actress and producer and also set up a charity along with her husband. She has continued to star in movies and appeared on Broadway. The couple have also acted together.

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley met while working together in 2009. The English actors got married in 2014 and went on to have two kids together. Much like our previous pair, these two have also starred together on-screen.

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Tom Hardy is very private about his personal life, especially when it comes to his kids. He has said, “I will pose for you, and photos of me and my wife are fine. But if someone takes a photo of my kids, all bets are off.”

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry

When they tied the knot, actor Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry really went for it. The couple got married in 2019 in Hawaii, and celebrated their engagement before that on safari in South Africa. We would have liked an invite!

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These two have been together since 2013 but like to keep their relationship on the downlow. The couple first met at an after party for the Black Keys. Teller recalls, “After we met, I knew she was the one.”

Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe

In a shocking turn of events, actor Sterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe are the same age! Has this ever happened in the history of Hollywood? The actors got married in 2007 but have known each other since college.

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After graduating from Stanford, Michelle got her MFA from NYU. Now that’s a smart lady! This cute couple are parents to two sons. In interviews, Brown has shared that he and Bathe think it’s important to show kids all aspects of marriage.

Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie

We close out our list of wives and girlfriends with Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie. Bizarrely, Woody Harrelson was married before, but only did it as a joke. However, when he and his first wife went to have their union annulled the marriage parlor was closed.

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Anyway, the star married Laura Louie in 2008. The couple met back in 1987 when Laura worked as Woody’s assistant. Now, they have three daughter together—Deni, Zoe and Makani. The Harrelsons reside in Hawaii.

Joseph Fiennes and Maria Dolores Dieguez

If you prefer your leading men dark and brooding, then perhaps you’re a fan of Joseph Fiennes. The English actor has been with his wife, Maria Dolores Dieguez, since 2009. The actor and Swiss-Galician model got married in Tuscany in a Catholic ceremony.

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Together, the couple shares two children, Sam and Isabel. The actor has said, “My greatest escape is being with my family or going on walks or busting out crazy moves to some Katy Perry song — so pretty normal dad stuff, I think.”

This TikTok Ramen Lasagna Recipe Is About to Become Your Favorite Dinner

This TikTok Ramen Lasagna Recipe Is About to Become Your Favorite Dinner

Who hasn’t just scrolled on TikTok, then suddenly found themselves in a rabbit hole of viral recipes? Well, with the internet’s obsession with ramen, this recipe was bound to be born. This Ramen Lasagna might seem like a completely ridiculous idea, but trust us, this weird recipe is about to become your new favorite weekday dinner meal.

How to Make Ramen Lasagna

The recipe comes from TikTok user @ramenkingivan, and true to his name, his just as excited by ramen as we are. He’s devised this surprisingly easy and delicious recipe that’s about to become a staple in your home.

This TikTok Ramen Lasagna Recipe Is About to Become Your Favorite Dinner


2 packed ramen noodles (flavor doesn’t matter as you don’t need the seasoning packet) 2 cups pasta sauce 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese


Step 1

This TikTok Ramen Lasagna Recipe Is About to Become Your Favorite Dinner

To build our lasagna base, place half the dry noodles of one packet at the bottom of a small oven-safe glass dish. On top, pour pasta sauce generously. Grate some of your cheddar on top of the source, then cover it with the remaining ramen from that packet.

Step 2

To build your layers, repeat the process, making sure to add a generous amount of pasta sauce to each level, and more grated cheddar on top to make it extra cheesy. Cover with half the ramen from the second packet. Then add more sauce and cheese. Take the final half of the ramen and crumble it on top of your lasagna so it can create a crumble layer.

Step 3

This TikTok Ramen Lasagna Recipe Is About to Become Your Favorite Dinner

Add extra cheese on top (you can never have enough cheese), then put in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 350°F until the noodles are fully cooked. Once done, take your beautiful creation out of the oven and enjoy the heavenly taste.

Adding Flare

To add something extra to your ramen lasagna, a chef who tried this viral recipe suggests tossing in some cooked Italian sausage, creamy ricotta, or frozen spinach. If you really want that Italian flavor to come through, you can also exchange the cheddar for mozzarella.