Beside every great performer, there's often an even greater partner cheering them on. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at the significant others of the 2019 Emmy nominees… starting with actress Rose Leslie, the wife of Kit Harington, who's nominated for best lead actor in a drama series for his work as Jon Snow on HBO's "Game of Thrones." The couple married in 2018 in Rose's native Scotland after a six-year on-and-off courtship. They fell for one another while filming "GoT" in 2012. Keep reading for more…
Standing proudly by Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis's side is her husband of 16 years, actor-producer Julius Tennon. Viola, who earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance as Annalise Keating on "How to Get Away with Murder," has said that she met Julius after praying for love to come into her life. "I was the loneliest woman in the world," she told Page Six, "and someone said, 'You should just pray for a husband' … Three and a half weeks later, I met my husband."
Amanda Anka is the leading lady in actor Jason Bateman's life. The onetime actress-turned-wife and full-time mom married Jason in 2001. They have two daughters. Jason, who in 2019 earned an Emmy nod for outstanding lead actor for his work as Marty Byrde on "Ozark," is also nominated for best drama series (he's also one of the show's producers) and best director (he's directed episodes too).
Looking so in love it's making us a little jelly is Hollywood's newest power couple, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe and her two-time Emmy-winning husband, Sterling K. Brown. Ryan and Sterling met as college freshman at Stanford and married in 2007. Sterling — who is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work as Randall Pearson on "This is Us" — even had the pleasure of working with Ryan on several episodes of his hit show. In 2018, Ryan appeared as Yvette, a mom who later became friends with Randall's parents, Jack and Rebecca, in flashback scenes.
If Mandy Moore seems to be glowing, it's probably due to earning her very first Emmy nomination for best lead actress in a drama series for her work as Rebecca Pearson on "This Is Us." Or maybe the radiance is due to her happiness following her November 2018 wedding to musician Taylor Armstrong. Their romance hasn't just put a smile on Mandy's face — it's also inspired her to record music for the first time since 2009!
"Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie, a 2019 Emmy nominee for best supporting actress in a drama series, has a passion for fashion just like her partner of six years, English designer Giles Deacon. The actress began dating Giles (who famously designed Pippa Middleton's wedding dress) in early 2013 and ever since, they've become one of our favorite couples to watch on the red carpet thanks to their wild and wonderful styles. We can't wait to see what the pair will wear this year!
Actor Billy Porter is all smiles thanks to his handsome husband of two years, eyewear executive Adam Smith. While Billy's enjoying one of his most successful years ever, culminating in a 2019 Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work as Pray Tell on the hit series "Posh," he's also got the support of his spouse, whom he met in 2009. Billy shared in an interview with People magazine in 2017 that Adam was "the one that got away," explaining that it wasn't until they broke up in 2010 that he realized he was in love with his former flame. In 2015 after attending a performance of "Hamilton," the former lovers rekindled their romance, leading them to say "I do" in 2017.
We're not 100 percent certain Sandra Oh is even in a relationship, but we do know the handsome gent on her arm in this 2016 pic is Russian artist Lev Rukhin, her rumored boyfriend. Sandra has three Emmy nods in 2019 including outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work as Eve Polastri on "Killing Eve" and best guest actress on a comedy series for her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." While Sandra hasn't confirmed or denied that she's romantically involved with anyone, paparazzi caught her and Lev passionately kissing as recently as December 2018. We're curious to see if Sandra will bring Lev as her date to the 2019 Emmys, as she brought her parents to the ceremony in 2018.
A year after marrying hunky French VIP public relations manager Clement Giraudet, Robin Wright is celebrating her Emmy nomination for best lead actress in a drama series for her performance as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards" — a series she helped revive for a final season after Kevin Spacey was fired from the show following allegations of sexual misconduct. Robin and Clement reportedly met in 2017 in France during a Saint Laurent runway show — a brand that Clement represents — and quickly fell in love. The two married in 2018 in a private ceremony in the French countryside.
Alvina Stewart has survived the highs and lows of celebrity marriage alongside "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson. Alvina, who married Anthony in 1999, filed for divorce in 2014, citing "irreconcilable differences." To everyone's surprise, the couple, who share two children, found their way back together and by 2017, they'd withdrawn their divorce petition. They made their reunion official by walking the red carpet together at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2019, they're back on top, celebrating Anthony's Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk is celebrating his two Emmy nominations in 2019 with his wife of 22 years, Naomi Odenkirk. Along with being the mother of Bob's two children, Naomi has also worked as an executive producer on several TV shows and movies including "How to Cheat On Your Wife" and her husband's comedy series "W/ Bob and David."
Is it hot in here or is it just "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner and her new husband, Joe Jonas? Sophie's had a big year in 2019. Along with earning her first ever Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work as Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones" ion 2019, she also tied the knot (twice!) with the Jonas Brothers . The couple first exchanged vows in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony on May 1 before celebrating with family and friends at a chateau in France on June 29 — the same month the reunited Jonas Brothers dropped their fifth studio album, "Happiness Begins."
Martyn LeNoble is the quiet and supportive partner alongside outstanding lead actress in a comedy series nominee Christina Applegate. The Dutch bassist and founding member of the rock group Porno for Pyros has been Christina's other half for 11 years, although they didn't marry until 2013. The couple, who share daughter Sadie, first began dating in 2008 — the same year Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Along with celebrating 10 years of being cancer-free, Christina — nominated for her work as Jen on the hit Netflix comedy series "Dead to Me" — also gets to celebrate her first Emmy nomination in 10 years with Martyn.
The dapper gentleman standing beside four-time Emmy winner Laura Linney is her husband of 10 years, real estate agent Marc Schauer. The pair reportedly met at the Telluride Film Festival and began dating soon after. In 2019, Laura is up for best lead actress in a drama series for her performance as Wendy Byrde on "Ozark."
Actress and interior designer Bridgid Coulter and her long-term partner, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series nominee Don Cheadle, have a lot to brag about. Together since 1992, the couple share two daughters and one of the longest relationships in Hollywood. Bridgid, who runs a gift boutique in Santa Monica, is currently filming the upcoming TV musical drama "Vital Signs," which will be the first time we've seen her on screen since she appeared on a 2016 episode of HBO's "Westworld." Don, of course, is wrapping up an eventful year. Not only did he earn an Emmy nod for playing Mo Monroe on "Black Monday," but he appeared in one of the most successful films of 2019, "Avengers: Endgame."
If you recognize the handsome man standing beside "The Marvelous Ms. Maisel" star Rachel Brosnahan, then chances are you're probably a fan of the SyFy series "The Magicians," which stars her husband, Jason Ralph. On the supernatural drama, Jason plays Quentin Coldwater, a sometimes bumbling magician who, with the help of his friends, tries to stop dark magic from taking over the world. The pair married in 2016, although few even realized they were a couple until 2018. In 2019, Rachel's once again nominated for an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy series — an award she won in 2018 — and has enjoyed the support of her husband through it all.
The worldly woman standing proudly at Jared Harris's side is his wife of six years, actress and radio personality Allegra Riggio. Before they met in 2009, Allegra, who has Italian, Polish and Trinidadian ancestry, worked as a nightclub lighting director, radio jock, TV host and model. While Allegra continues to strike her own path in Hollywood, she's also supportive of her talented hubby, who earned an Emmy nomination in 2019 for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his work as Valery Legasov on "Chernobyl."
Jay Tucker is the hunky electrical engineer who brought sparks back into actress Niecy Nash's life. The couple met in 2009 and were married in 2011. Niecy joked in an interview with OWN that their romance was inspired by "jealousy" after she saw Jay laughing and smiling with another woman. "If he's going to laugh like that with anybody, it's gonna be me!" she said, to which Jay replied, "The moral of it is, at the end of the day, it wasn't chemistry that brought us together — it was competition." In 2019, Niecy earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her work as Dolores Wise on the biographical drama "When They See Us."
Brad Hall has the distinct honor of being married to one of the most talented women in Hollywood — actress, writer and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The couple met while in college at Northwestern University and married in 1987, three years before Julia landed the iconic role of Elaine on "Seinfeld." An actor, writer and producer himself, Brad has appeared on shows like "Saturday Night Live," "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." In 2019, he's happy to let the "Veep" star — who's won six of her 11 Emmys for her work on consecutive seasons of "Veep" — get all the attention, as she's been nominated (again) for best lead actress in a comedy series and is up for a best comedy series Emmy (as one of the show's executive producers).
We think Amatus Sami-Karim might just be two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali's good luck charm. Together for 17 years, the couple — who share a daughter — light up the red carpet with their obvious adoration for one another at every awards show they attend. Not only has Mahershala earned a 2019 Emmy nod for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his work as Wayne Hayes on "True Detective" — he won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in 2019 for his performance as Dr. Donald Shirley in "Green Book." During his acceptance speeches, Mahershala always thanks his wife, who's an artist, performer and composer.
Swedish footwear executive Anna Eberstein is the woman officially responsible for taking notorious British bachelor Hugh Grant off the market. The couple, who share three children together, wed in 2018 after a six-year courtship. Anna, who co-founded the company Ace Slippers with her cousin, has had a busy 2019 thanks to all of Hugh's many award nominations, including an Emmy nod for best lead actor in a limited series or movie for his performance as Jeremy Thorpe on "A Very English Scandal."
Actress Leslie Bibb has been an anchor for her beau, Oscar winner and "Fosse/Verdon" Emmy nominee Sam Rockwell, for about a dozen years following their first meeting at Los Angeles's famed Chateau Marmont hotel in 2007. Although Sam — who has two Emmy nods in 2019 (for best actor in a limited series or movie and best limited series for his work as an executive producer on "Fosse/Verdon") — has received a lot of accolades as of late, Leslie's had her own successes to celebrate. Along with appearing in 2008's "Iron Man," Leslie's more recent credits include shows like "Nobodies" and "American Housewife" as well as the 2018 film "Tag." In September 2019, she'll appear in the crime thriller "Running With the Devil" alongside Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne.
Actor and artist Darren Le Gallo has been Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams' main squeeze since the early days of her Hollywood career. Along with being her arm candy at awards shows, Darren has appeared on screen in films like "Trouble With the Curve" and "Broken Kingdom" while also enjoying a successful career creating paintings and drawings. The couple — who share one daughter — began dating in 2000 and wed in 2015. In 2019, Amy is up for two Emmys for her work in and on the miniseries "Sharp Objects" — best lead actress in a limited series or movie and best limited series (as one of the how's executive producers).
We know who's celebrating comedian and daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres's 16th Emmy nomination in 2019: her wife, actress Portia de Rossi. The couple began dating in 2005 while Portia was on "Arrested Development" and were married in 2008 after California's Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. This year, Ellen is up for best reality or reality competition program host for her work on the popular primetime game-show series "Ellen's Game of Games."
Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen has no problem sharing the spotlight with her equally famous husband, best lead actor in a comedy series Emmy nominee Ted Danson. The couple, who met on the set of their film "Pontiac Moon," have been married since 1995. In 2019, Mary's busier than ever, working on the Showtime original series "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" and filming the biopic "Flannery," in which she'll star as famed writer Flannery O'Connor. Ted's not doing so shabby either. Along with his Emmy-nominated work playing Michael on "The Good Place," Ted's also appeared on several other shows this year including "The Orville," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "American Dad!"
The talented beauty standing beside outstanding lead actor in a comedy series Emmy nominee Michael Douglas is his wife of 19 years, Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. While Michael's Emmy nod for his performance as Sandy Kominsky on "The Kominsky Method" has kept him in the spotlight, Catherine's also received a lot of attention lately for her newest role, Vicki Ellis on the comedy series "Queen."