There are plenty of celebrity couples we never would have guessed would get together, but those couples that make us really tilt our heads to one side are the ones in which each partner is on a different side of the political aisle. If you’re not in a relationship like that yourself, it can be impossible to imagine how it would work: if your core values determine your political stance, shouldn’t there be at least some overlap with how your partner sees the world? But recently, famous couples have been popping their heads out of the woodwork to say yes, it is possible to be in a long-term relationship with someone whose views you don’t agree with: From Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers to Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., it’s very interesting what these stars had to say.
Let’s take a closer look at this first example. Woodley is known for her Emmy-nominated work in Big Little Lies and has historically been an outspoken political activist whose values align with the Democratic Party, particularly when it comes to environmental issues. Rodgers, however, has been in the news lately for his anti-vaccine stance, digs at President Biden, and comments about the 2020 election, all of which heavily suggest he aligns with the Republican Party.
Now, there’s a lot that we don’t know about this couple’s relationship, but it’s hard to imagine these two both being so outspoken and so at odds in their beliefs while making it work. According to a People source, however, they simply “agree to disagree” when it comes to politics — and it’s working for them just fine.
Read on for more celebrity couples who make it clear they don’t share their partner’s politics.