We were very upset this week to learn that one of our favorite celebrity couples of all time, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, are getting a divorce after nine years of marriage. In fact, we were much too upset, considering the fact that we know neither party personally, and we know nothing about them as a couple other than what we surmise from photos and the odd interview. But some celebrity couples just have that effect on us — we find ourselves inexplicably attached to them, whether they just make so much sense together, or because they seem to represent some little corner of perfection all on their own. After the jump, we’ve put together a list of such couples, both present and (sadly) past. Click through to see who we chose, and let us know which celebrity couples fascinate you to no end in the comments.
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler
Two of the funniest comedians working today — and not least when working together — Arnett and Poehler’s marriage (not to mention their two adorable kids) has always made us feel all warm, fuzzy, and sometimes a little bit pleasantly uncomfortable inside. Sigh. We know it isn’t really about us, but how could they do this to us?
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof
Okay, obviously we’re Buffy fans, so this pairing gives us the major cute feelings. But even if you’re not one of those people who is dying because Willow and Wesley are holding hands in kangaroo outfits, you’re obviously just dying because Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof are holding hands in kangaroo outfits. And if not, you should probably get an EKG.
Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon
This music romance was supposed to be the music romance to end time — famously solid, perfectly happy, filled to the brim with talent and dosed with epic cool. When the couple split last year after a whopping 27 years of marriage, everyone everywhere shed a tear (or two) into their favorite flannels.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Let’s face it: Beyoncé is pretty much everyone’s dream girl, and she and Jay-Z are the closest thing we’ve got to American royalty these days. Always smiling, always casual, we’d be willing to follow these two anywhere. Yes, even into another questionable baby name. Not everyone’s perfect.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams
This couple is just too cute. Both mega-talented, both mega-charming (Michelle as the sort of sad indie beauty, Jason as the goofy guy to end all goofy guys), we love them both separately, and we love them together. Even Suri supports their relationship (though maybe not their clothes), and that’s saying something. As for us, we’re lobbying for babies. Lots and lots of babies.
Nick Cave and PJ Harvey
Dark, brooding, and fraught fraught fraught, several of our early relationships suffered from lack of being just like theirs. Just watch this video if you don’t know what we’re talking about.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
We know, we know, right now we’re supposed to care about Depp’s recent breakup with Vanessa Paradis, seeing as she’s the mother of his children and everything. But the Depp relationship we’ve always been compelled by isn’t Paradis, or Kate Moss, or Jennifer Grey — it’s Winona. After all, she fell in love with him when he was dressed as Edward Scissorhands. And just look at that tattoo. Wait, they’re both single now, right?
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
This picture should really speak for itself.