THE COUPLE: Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz
THE STORY: It was on the set of the Spanish comedy-drama Jamón Jamón that a 17-year-old Penélope Cruz—making her feature-film debut—first met Javier Bardem. Sixteen years later, the pair was reunited while making this generally well-received Woody Allen film (for which Cruz won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar).
WHAT BECAME OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP: Cruz and Bardem were married in 2010 in a private ceremony in the Bahamas. Earlier this year, they welcomed the birth of their first child, Leonardo.
JAVIER BARDEM: (in 2010, accepting an acting award at Cannes) “I share the joy of this prize with my friend, my companion, my love, Penelope Cruz.”
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