5 Famous Interfaith Couples

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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Let's all wish a very Happy Christmukkah to these celeb couples!

With the holidays approaching, we started to think about those couples who might be lighting a tree and a menorah. Interfaith unions are tough even for us regular folks, so they're even tougher in Hollywood, where relationships already have a short lifespan. Still, these five couples somehow make it work.  The Secrets To An Interfaith Relationship

1. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts - This acting couple, who have been together for four years, have two children together and were engaged in January 2009. Rumors have swirled about a possible secret marriage between the very private pair since this summer, when Liev called Naomi his wife in a video taken while they were planting trees in Israel. As far as we know, Naomi hasn't converted to Liev's Jewish faith (and she has expressed an interest in Buddhism), but these are two stars who try very hard—and usually succeed—at keeping the details of their relationship hidden.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Rafaeli - Leo has been on and off with Bar, an Israeli supermodel, since 2005. Although it was rumored that they had called it quits this summer, recent news claims the two reunited in November. Their relationship may be ultimately doomed, however, according to the New York Daily News. In February, the paper ran a quote from boxing promoter Aaron Braunstein who said, "[Bar's dad] told me that if Leo doesn’t convert to Judaism, there will be no marriage."

3. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman - This musical pair began dating in 2002 and have been married since 2005. Christina was raised Catholic and, although she never converted to Jordan's faith, the two did have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and are raising their son Max in the Jewish faith.

4. Courteney Cox and David Arquette - When this couple had their daughter, Courteney wanted to follow a Southern tradition by naming the child Courteney, just as her mother (also Courteney!) did with her. However, it was against David's Zionist beliefs to name a child after a living person, so Courteney compromised and came up with Coco. Well, that's at least one goofy celebrity baby name mystery solved!

5. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky - The Catholic daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her engagement this November to her Jewish boyfriend from Stanford. Although Chelsea hasn't converted as of yet, it's been rumored in the press that she's considering it.

With the holidays approaching, we started to think about those couples who might be lighting a tree and a menorah. Interfaith unions are tough even for us regular folks, so they're even tougher in Hollywood, where relationships already have a short lifespan. Still, these five couples somehow make it work.  The Secrets To An Interfaith Relationship

1. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts - This acting couple, who have been together for four years, have two children together and were engaged in January 2009. Rumors have swirled about a possible secret marriage between the very private pair since this summer, when Liev called Naomi his wife in a video taken while they were planting trees in Israel. As far as we know, Naomi hasn't converted to Liev's Jewish faith (and she has expressed an interest in Buddhism), but these are two stars who try very hard—and usually succeed—at keeping the details of their relationship hidden.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Rafaeli - Leo has been on and off with Bar, an Israeli supermodel, since 2005. Although it was rumored that they had called it quits this summer, recent news claims the two reunited in November. Their relationship may be ultimately doomed, however, according to the New York Daily News. In February, the paper ran a quote from boxing promoter Aaron Braunstein who said, "[Bar's dad] told me that if Leo doesn’t convert to Judaism, there will be no marriage."

3. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman - This musical pair began dating in 2002 and have been married since 2005. Christina was raised Catholic and, although she never converted to Judaism, the Christina and Jordan did have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and are raising their son Max in the Jewish faith.

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