We’ve learned by now that all of the most interesting celebs are the ones who don’t flaunt every minute of their lives on Instagram. You know, they’re out contributing to society and doing super-amazing things instead of posting up on social media. Case in point? Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh.
Williams likes to keep his life on the down low, and Lasichanh is even more private than her husband — but what we do know about Lasichanh is that she’s a super-interesting woman, and they seem to be a very happy couple.
1. She marches to the beat of her own drum
When the couple stepped out for the Met Gala in May 2017, Lasichanh rocked a puffy outfit that looked like a giant red cloud. In a sea of teeny-tiny — and majorly uncomfortable — dresses, Lasichanh dared to be different. Can we get a “hell yeah”?
2. She cares about giving back
For the past two years in a row, Lasichanh and Williams have been spotted serving food to the less fortunate at the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Celebration.
3. She’s a model and designer
In fact, Lasichanh regularly makes Huffington Post best-dressed lists and has garnered some serious love from them, along with other news outlets.
4. Pharrell had to be super patient to win her over
When Williams and Lasichanh met, she had a boyfriend and wouldn’t look twice at the handsome musician. They were friends for two and a half years until she became single again, and even after that, Williams had to work hard. According to an interview with Oprah, she played hard to get, not even responding to half of his texts! Looks like her ploy worked, though, because Williams doubled down on his determination until she fell for him.
5. She was his longtime girlfriend before they got hitched
Once they started dating, neither Williams nor Lasichanh was very eager to walk down the aisle; they preferred to wait until they were good and ready. The couple dated for years before confirming their engagement in July 2013 and were married just a few months later, in October 2013.
6. She wore plaid at her wedding
— Jessica Marie (@BridalBaroness) October 17, 2013
What else would you expect from an avant-garde fashionista at her wedding? On their big day, the trendsetting bride and groom reportedly wore plaid from head to toe, and many other guests dressed in tartan.
7. They look amazing together
Williams has always kept his fashion — and his music — out of the box, and for that reason, we believe he chose the perfect mate. At awards shows, like the Grammys, and at Fashion Week, Lasichanh and her beau are known for showing up in complementary cutting-edge styles, always dressed to the nines.
A version of this article was originally published in August 2015.