It’s the annual affair of pop culturally professing adoration for one another and disgustingly adorable heart-shaped incarnations of all our favorite foods. Whether your significant other, best friends or trusty four-legged companion, the question is—are you ready to shower them with love?
When it comes to the notion of celebrity “power couples,” everyone knows the so-called modern standards: Kimye…Bragelina...Jay-Z & Beyonce (despite their somewhat-odd lack of an obnoxiously combined name). But in honor of the V-Day occasion less than a week away, let’s take a moment to ‘share the love’ with a few fabulous pairs just as strong of forces to be reckoned with.
Not ever ones for following convention’s course, the couple additionally proved it’s never too late to change your mind. Shannon always liked the idea of marriage, but didn’t pressure Gene about it. After 28 years of un-wedded bliss, however, Gene finally conquered his self-proclaimed fear of commitment, admitting it was “time for him to grow up." At 62 he popped the question in July of 2011 and has never looked back.
Despite times a tad turbulent, the two have provenly stuck through it all and raised two rad kids in the process!
The two met in the early ‘90s working their respective restaurant grinds while attending college in Washington, D.C. They sealed the marriage deal after seven years of dating and have since had two strikingly blue-eyed babes, but the couple’s most defining trait is the extent of genuine interest and involvement shared regarding each other’s ventures.
Before Rachel Zoe was “Rachel Zoe,” Rodger was an investment banker and new media mogul himself. As President of Rachel Zoe Inc. he now clearly uses his skillful perspective to play a reassuring role in the company’s financial, legal and overall branding presence. In a charming 2011 column for Harper’s Bazaar, he dished several confessions regarding life in the industry hubbub. From having “no predisposition to fashion,” to finding secret comfort in the glamorous chaos, the sheer affinity he expresses toward his life reimagined is the exceptionally sweet article’s best feature.
Plus, it’s good an excessive wardrobe didn’t initially scare dear Rodger away. If that doesn’t speak to a man’s devotion, then I don’t know what does.
Some sagas make a pretty convincing case for cosmic forces at times afoot—Pat & Neil’s included. At the late-1970s forefront of her budding musical career, Pat signed with Chrysalis Records…who proceeded to immediately fire almost everyone in the band. A mistakenly drastic move one might say, had one replacement guitarist nicknamed “Spyder” not shortly come along.
Four Grammys, several multi-platinum albums, a seemingly endless string of chart-smashing singles, two daughters and almost 40 years later, the couple has just as strong and creative a bond as ever. Citing groundedness as key to the relationship’s great success, Pat maintains that having met as “regular people” constructs the fierce foundation for their nearly 34-year marriage.
An interesting tale of inception accompanying lasting musical legacy, Pat & Neil compose an ongoingly pivotal power of iconic voice as well as vision.