Famous Love Stories: 15 Love Stories From The Past And Present

Famous love stories are heart-touching tales of true love that can come from a point way back in time or as recent as last decade. While there are so many of them, we set our goal on sieving through all of them and retaining the top 15 famous love stories (our favourites!). We have stuck to real life ones so that they are more relatable. So let’s begin with your dose of inspiration with a list of 15 famous love stories.

Famous Love Stories Of The Present

Let’s begin with what is fresh and new.

1. Barack Obama And Michelle Obama

Famous Love Stories - Barack Obama And Michelle Obama

Until or unless you are cut-off from the world, you will definitely be knowing that the POTUS* and FLOTUS*  are a thing. They have been madly in love with each for 27 years. They first met at a law firm in 1989, and coincidentally did their law course from Harvard but had never met. Their love has stood the test of time, and persevered in spite of the pressure of being under spotlight all the time. They are indeed the textbook example for a successful marriage, possibly the best of all famous love stories ever.

* POTUS – President of The United States
* FLOTUS – First Lady of The United States

2. Victoria Beckham And David Beckham

Famous Love Stories - Victoria Beckham And David Beckham

Speaking of famous love stories, here is a celebrity couple that has proved that every famous wedding does not always end up with an expensive divorce lawsuit. It is a mushy heart touching love story of the British pop music princess and the king of modern football. The two first met at a charity football match and shared their first kiss at a car park of a restaurant. They have been together for 20 years, and their bond has been strong just like it was on day one.

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3. Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan

Famous Love Stories - Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan

This is another famous love story that proves that even celebrities have hearts. Shah Rukh and Gauri met at party in New Delhi and soon started dating each other. In spite of commanding a thriving female fan following, King Khan remained loyal towards one lady and made her the queen of his heart in 1991. They have been happily together since then with a flourishing family life.

4. Narayana Murthy And Sudha Murthy

Famous Love Stories - Narayana Murthy And Sudha Murthy

This is the first couple of India’s tech industry, and are famously known to have supported each other even during trying and testing times. The founder of Infosys met his lady love way back in 1970s and spared no time in letting out his feelings. They have been together for over three decades and are a classic example of the poetic point that love grows stronger with time. They’re the ‘it’ nerd couple on our list of famous love stories.

5. Sachin Tendulkar And Anjali

Famous Love Stories - Sachin Tendulkar And Anjali

It is a famous love story of a cricketer being wooed by the girl next door. Anjali first saw Sachin at an airport and was bowled over by his super cute looks. In spite of the fact that Sachin was five years younger to her, they got married in the year 1995, and rest is history. Here is the tweet of Sachin and Anjali chilling out in London.

6. Prince William And Kate Middleton

Famous Love Stories - Prince William And Kate Middleton

Some famous love stories are fit to be made fairy tales. A commoner Briton ‘Ambani’ millionaire’s daughter is wooed by a prince and goes on to become the Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William first saw Kate at a fashion show and was stunned by her. William wasted no time in getting more details about that runway model, and soon there were images of Briton Prince William with Kate Middleton all across the British tabloids. It can be considered one of the famous romances of the 21st century.

7. Jyothika And Suriya

The shy Suriya met the vivacious Jyothika on the set of his fifth film but it was only after two years that they became an item. In spite of their cultural differences, they tied the knot in the year 2006. In spite of not knowing Tamil earlier, Jyothika now speaks fluent Tamil, which actually is a great indicator of the Surya and Jyotika’s deep bond.

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8. Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D’Souza

Famous Love Stories - Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D'Souza

The Konkan beauty met her Marathi beau at the airport, and initially had no intentions of even being friends with him since she assumed him to be arrogant as he was a politician’s son. But soon after their first movie, their love took off, and to their surprise they realised that they were having a hard time living away from each other. The Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia got married in 2012 and now are blessed with two sons. Sure, being the ex-CM’s son makes it look easy, but these two aren’t in our list of famous love stories for their complacence.

Famous Love Stories From The Past

9. Cleopatra And Mark Antony

Famous Love Stories - Cleopatra And Mark Antony

Okay, let’s start this half of famous love stories with a classic. Surely this one has to be THE most famous love story of all times. After all, it inspired none other than the legendary William Shakespeare to write a play of the same name. This famous love story is a tale of a powerful woman seducing an equally powerful man only to realise she has fallen in love with him. So much that she ends her life just on hearing the false news of his death. Tragic love tale that captures our imagination even after 2000 years!

10. Napoléon Bonaparte And Joséphine de Beauharnais

Famous Love Stories - Napoléon Bonaparte And Joséphine de Beauharnais

This is the famous love story of Napoléon Bonaparte, the French military ruler, and Joséphine de Beauharnais, a widow who was older to him by six years and had two children from a previous marriage. Although their marriage went sour right after they got married and eventually Napoleon divorced Josephine, but she remained the true love of Napoleon till his last breath.

“France, the Army, the Head of the Army, Josephine.”
– Napoléon Bonaparte’s last words

11. Shah Jahan And Mumtaz Mahal

Famous Love Stories - Shah Jahan And Mumtaz Mahal

Guess this is one of the three famous love stories every Indian knows about. It is that poignant tale of love that gave the world a wonder called Taj Mahal. When Shah Jahan’s third and most favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal passed away during childbirth, Shah Jahan was so shattered that he decided to make a mausoleum that the world would see and take notice of.

12. Prithviraj Chauhan And Samyukta

Most of us in India are familiar with this one thanks to the number of shows made on this real life story. Samyukta was the daughter of Jaichand, the King of Kannauj, who was very much fascinated by Prithviraj Chauhan’s persona (the King of Ajmer and Delhi). Her father did not approve of this and the pair later eloped. When Prithviraj was captured by an invader king, Samyukta performed Jauhar and killed herself, proving that she always belonged to her soulmate.

13. Bajirao And Mastani

Famous Love Stories - Bajirao And Mastani

This winner among famous love stories has been made more famous thanks to the popular Bollywood film Bajirao Mastani. Peshwa Baji Rao was a powerful and famous military general of the Maratha empire. Mastani was the daughter of a Hindu King who had a Persian wife. It is said that Bajirao was so in love with Mastani that he turned a deaf ear to the opposition of his family.

14. Razia Sultan And Yakut Jamaluddin

Here is another historical love story that was made famous by a Bollywood film. Razia Sultan was the pre-eminent woman ruler of Delhi in the 13th century AD. She was a multi-talented ruler who was adept at being a warrior as she was in being a just and sensible ruler. The young Queen’s heart fell for her African slave Yakut Jamaluddin, which shocked the nobles of her court as well the people of her kingdom. Yakut was eventually killed by one Prince Altuniya, but their love story was etched in history and the story of the couple who broke all social shackles to fall in love with each other became popular in the later years.

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15. Pierre And Marie Curie

Famous Love Stories - Pierre And Marie Curie

This is the famous couple from the world of science that we all have heard and read about. It was their love for science that brought them close to each other, and marked the beginning of a relationship that lasted a lifetime. The couple is known as much for their lasting love as much they are known for their joint efforts in the field of radioactive substances.

Those were the famous love stories that remind us that love can last forever as long it is true. In case we missed some, do share them with us.

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