Workplace Romances That Turned Into The Real Deal

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Lioness Staff

Workplace romances are frowned upon – things could get messy. Is it possible to turn attraction to a colleague into a meaningful relationship? Here are some well-known couples who met at work and, well, it worked.

President Barack and Michelle Obama

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Barack Obama met Michelle Robinson, in June 1989 when he worked as a summer associate at a Chicago law firm. Michelle was his advisor.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

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These country crooners first met while performing in Nashville at the New Faces Show. After performing together again at an outdoor festival, the two embarked on a tour four months later and the rest is history.

Bill and Melinda Gates

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Melinda Gates excelled at Microsoft, advancing throughout the ranks. She and Bill shared a table at a trade-fair dinner and months later he asked her out.

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf

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The paths of these two tennis aces crisscrossed over the years but they finally officially met in 1999 when they both won their single Wimbledon titles. In 2001, they took on new titles – husband and wife.

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

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Actor Boris Kodjoe met his leading lady Nicole Ari Parker on the set of Showtime’s Soul Food. She said they connected from the first rehearsal.

Maury Povich and Connie Chung

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In the case of matrimony … Maury, you are the husband! Talk show host Maury Povich has been married to long-time journalist Connie Chung for nearly 30 years. The duo met while Maury was working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington.

 

Photo gallery originally appeared in July 2012 Lioness

Photos above courtesy of:

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Eric Henderson Photography

Steve Jurvetson

Bravo TV

 

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