Living life in the spotlight can be very stressful for romantic relationships, and in the social media age it’s nearly impossible for celebs to keep their private lives private. Still, some stars manage to keep their relationships relatively low-key. From Oprah and Stedman Graham to Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon, we highlight couples who manage to exist outside the media.

J. Cole

As a rapper he has plenty of groupies vying for a spot at his side, so many were shocked to learn that not only is he taken, but he’s engaged. The chart-topping rapper reportedly proposed to his longtime girlfriend Melissa Heholt last year.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington/Nnamdi Asomugha

Scandal star Kerry Washington is the perfect example of a celebrity who keeps it all the way private. The actress secretly married former San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, 2013. Nearly a year later, they welcomed a baby girl named Isabelle — and we still haven’t seen any pictures of her. Olivia Pope would certainly approve!

Idris Elba

The British heartthrob may have been the topic of headlines for is brief relationship with K Michelle, but his heart belongs to another special lady.The actor has been dating make up artist Naiyana Garth since March 2013. The couple, who welcomed a son last year, has kept their relationship far from the media, but walked the 71st Annual Golden Globes red carpet together, looking stunning and very together.

Michae Ealy

For years, women everywhere considered Michael Ealy to be the perfect model of an eligible bachelor — but boy, were they wrong. The Perfect Guy actor privately married his longtime girlfriend Khatira Rafiqzada in October 2012 after dating for almost four years. That pretty much means the whole time you’ve been crushing on the actor, he’s been taken. Speaking of his relationship on The Wendy Williams Show, he said, “I don’t live my life in a social way… I’ve always been private.

Kelly Rowland
Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland hasn’t been publicly linked to many men throughout her 20-year career, so when word got out that the singer was taken, the media went crazy. Despite the constant media attention, the “Motivation” songstress kept her relationship with her then-boyfriend Tim Witherspoon hush hush before confirming on the Queen Latifah Show that she was engaged. She and Witherspoon are now happily married and are even parents to a beautiful baby boy.



Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter

The Oscar-nominated actor has been with his actress girlfriend for more than two decades. The couple keeps their relationship very low-key and is known to live a pretty normal life far away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood. They share two beautiful children together.



Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

The supreme under-the-radar couple of all time arguably remains Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham. Rarely spotted together in public, we only get a glimpse of the long-running pair if Queen O shares a photo of them on her personal Instagram account. Though the power couple has been together for almost 30 years, wedding bells aren’t likely in their future either. Oprah told Access Hollywood that had she and Stedman gotten married in the past, they would not be together today. As they say, if it ain’t broke.


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