Popeater readers voted Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi their favorite couple of 2009, and we wholeheartedly agree, because those two glorious ladies are adorable. But this was not just the year of the lesbian. There are a few other lovely famous couples that we followed devotedly, and who repaid us by being completely fantastic.
Yes, we know they haven't actually confirmed that they are humping like rabbits, but WE WANT TO BELIEVE. KStew and RPattz were two-thirds of the central love triangle in one of the year's biggest movies, and their Vancouver love nest machinations kept tabloid media abuzz all year. And what's not to love? They're young, hot, rich, kind of dirty, and possibly baked all the time. We'd like a piece of that steamy British Columbia action any day of the week.
Guy Ritchie & Robert Downey Jr.
As Zach Braff and Donald Faison told us, it's Guy Love. The director and star of Sherlock Holmes (in theaters today! Finally) spent six months traveling the world selling their film, with Downey frequently referring to it as a rom-com about Holmes' and Watson's forbidden love. But it was the love affair between star and helmer that truly captivated us. They just look so damn cute together, with their tweed and their ironic hats.
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer
America's other vampire sweethearts flew significantly under the Twilight radar, and they captivated the imaginations of a whole different sector of celeb-watchers, notably, the folks who like their vampires naked and shagging rather than icy and celibate. The two began dating quietly during filming of True Blood's first season, and got engaged in August.
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
Today, tomorrow, forever. People's sexiest man alive and his longtime partner have been raising their two kids on provincial French splendor for the past ten years, and he just keeps getting better with age. Even better is his devotion to his family; last month he said about Vanessa and their kids, "I finally found a reason to exist in this world. When you have a fantastic woman and two beautiful children, there's not much room for feeling cynical." Swoon.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
They're just so freaking sexy, right? After a year of dating in the most low-key fashion possible for a Super Bowl–winning quarterback and a millionaire supermodel, Tom and Gisele made it official, getting married and welcoming a son, Benjamin, in 2009. Though Tom isn't having the best season of his career, we bet he's pretty content off the field, with a beautiful wife and two healthy sons.
Photo via Bauer-Griffin.