For those of us quarantining with significant others, life at home isn't always smooth sailing. Wonderwall.com is taking a look at how some of your favorite celebrity couples are dealing with isolating together… starting with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. The Hollywood duo have always been very open about their relationship and home life on social media, and that hasn't changed during coronavirus lockdown. Chrissy has continued to garner laughs on social media and John serenaded his followers with an at-home concert in March. Still, despite being in overall good spirits, like many of us, the "new normal" is impacting the couple. "It happened really fast," Chrissy admitted on an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on April 6, 2020. "It's fun to be able to be lighthearted and make jokes and try to make people happy and laugh about it, but then it really hits you, and you go through these ups and downs." According to John, the way they're getting through this is by trying to maintain a positive outlook. "I think the key for all of us is to love each other, take care of each other and stay in touch with each other," the singer said. "Even though we can't see each other in person, we can all virtually see each other, talk to each other and make each other feel like we have each other to hold onto." Chrissy, John, children Luna and Miles and Chrissy's mom, Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen, seem to be making the best of a difficult situation — they even held a wedding ceremony for Luna's stuffed animals! Keep reading for more…
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Another celebrity couple that's never shied away from getting candid about their marriage? Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. On March 30, 2020, the couple spoke to journalist Katie Couric via Instagram Live, where they admitted that staying home together hasn't been the easiest feat. "We're getting along good with the kids, and we're getting along good with the adults we're friends with, but this has been stressful for mama and dada," Dax joked. "We've been at each other's throats real bad, real bad over the last couple, oh yeah," Kristen chimed in. In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" host Kevin Frazier a couple days later, Kristen disclosed more about their isolation experience. "We've gotten on each other's nerves these last couple days," she revealed. "We're doing much better now because we're laughing about it. But when we were not laughing about it for the first couple of days, that's the hard spot." The prolonged time together has admittedly made them harp on things they usually wouldn't. "I love spending time with him and he loves spending time with me, but I think what is different about this quarantine time is you have so much more time to think about the other persona and their actions and sort of replay what they said or attach a meaning to something that they did and that I could do without." She continued: "Nobody really needs time for that. That's useless."
For Jennifer Lopez and fiancé Alex Rodriguez, quarantine is giving them the opportunity to spend a prolonged amount of time together — something they don't get to do very much. "We've never had time like this in three years that we've been together," J.Lo told Vanity Fair in May 2020. "We [usually] travel so much, Alex and I. Every single day from morning to night together, 'Oh, I have to go here for a second.' 'I have to go here for a second.' 'I'm getting on a plane, I'll see you in a few days.'" Quarantine has allowed the couple to slow things down and focus more on spending quality time as a family. "I've realized that I could improve on certain things that I missed from running so fast and working so much — even the simple pleasure of just being together," the "Hustlers" star admitted. "Me and Alex being together, having dinner with the kids every night. Because we do travel and we are away from home sometimes. So those things are really important, and we take them for granted. [It's] like reassessing your whole life [and seeing] a balance that needs to be there that wasn't."
A couple that's reportedly been having a tumultuous time during quarantine? Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. The high-profile duo have had their six-year marriage put to the test since a stay-at-home order was issued in California in March 2020. Reports have claimed that the rapper started getting on Kim's nerves because he wasn't helping out with their four kids (North, Saint, Chicago, Psalm) and was putting his creative endeavors before their family. "Kim feels like she needs some space from Kanye," a source told Us Weekly in May 2020. "She is trying to be a great mom, focus on [her] law [studies] and her work commitments and it's hard to do all of this without Kanye helping as much as he can." However, while quarantine seems to be taking its toll on Kimye, it has also given them the chance to be more open with one another. "They've had more time together to talk about their feelings, about the kids, her law career goals and his business ideas," the source added. "She's trying to keep her family together, especially for the kids' sake."
"Future Nostalgia" singer Dua Lipa has been quarantining from the comfort of a London Airbnb, but she hasn't been doing it alone — she's had boyfriend Anwar Hadid by her side. Given that their place is in fact an Airbnb instead of their actual home, the singer told GQ in May 2020 how she's managed to make it more comfortable for the two of them. "I brought card games and candles, canvases and paints. Even bringing our own herbs and spices from my flat makes it just feel ours. It's got a garden and enough space to dance in the kitchen," she said. Dua went on to share how she and Anwar have been doing as a couple: "I'm a lot more organized and Anwar's maybe… not so much, so together we make a really good team. I think love is also letting go of control."
On May 5, 2020, Ryan Reynolds opened up to "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon about how quarantine has been for him. "It's a split-second decision, right?" Ryan said of the situation. "You're thinking, like, 'OK, we've all got to quarantine together.' You're thinking this is going to be a few days. … At least I like the people — I love them — that I'm quarantining with." The "Deadpool" actor then went on to joke about having to spend prolonged time with actress wife Blake Lively and their three daughters — according to Ryan, it feels like they're on "year five" of isolation. "It was a toss-up for a minute there: Should I quarantine with my publicly facing family or my secret family in Denmark?" he joked. "I miss Luna, Lærke and Unna, very much so." On a more serious note, the actor has no regrets choosing to hunker down with his "Hollywood family." "It's actually been amazing, because, you know, I'm trying to let myself appreciate it as much as possible," he said. "Because, at the same time, you're thinking there's so many people in the world where this is not a good thing. This is causing free-floating anxiety for a lot of people, so I'm trying to let myself appreciate the actual face time with the family and spending as much time with them as possible."
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas changed plans at the start of quarantine. "We were supposed to be in India for Holi [the Hindu festival of spring], but we cut our trip short and came back to America because we were worried about borders being locked down," the actress told Vogue in April 2020. "Nick is a Type 1 diabetic, so we felt it was important to go into quarantine almost immediately." As for how they've been managing as a couple during this time? "I'm so grateful we're together at this time, and that we weren't stuck in different parts of the world because we both travel so much," she gushed. "And I feel incredibly blessed to be dealing with boredom, and not a lack of food or water, or the loss of a loved one. I've been coping by making donations to where people need help, and using my platform to promote the people who are actually on the ground, doing the work. The one thing keeping me calm is constantly reminding myself how lucky we are." Her musician hubby has even become her at-home piano teacher! "I've also started the piano — I make my husband teach me. I've never played, but I've always wanted to learn an instrument, so I make him give me a half-hour or 45-minute lesson every day. He's an in-house piano teacher, an in-house physical trainer and an in-house writing partner — it's good."
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber have been pretty adorable on social media, and the cuteness has only increased during quarantine. On the third installment of their "Biebers on Watch" Facebook series that debuted on May 8, 2020, the couple went live to answer fan questions about how they've been coping. "Some tips on how to stay busy — I'd say, all of us have our unique strengths and our unique things we're good at and using our gifts in this time and also being creative is a good way to keep busy and also feel like you are getting something done," Justin said. Hailey echoed her husband's sentiments, telling fans: "I just think that quarantine is a good time if you feel like there's stuff you want to jumpstart, whether it's a dream you've had or an idea you've had, I think this is the perfect time to start doing your research on how to get those ideas out of your head and actually on paper and turn them more into a reality." On May 15, the "Changes" singer shared a sweet photo of the couple kissing along with a heartfelt caption gushing about his wife. "Dear Hailey, as I lay here, you asleep next to me, I think to myself how did I get so blessed," he began. "Your humility, joy and desire to grow blows me away! I am honored to be your husband. I promise to love you all the days of our lives. Good night Hailey I hope you read this in the morning and smile! You are my FOREVER 🥰"
Quarantine has brought singer Ciara and NFL star husband Russell Wilson closer. The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, have packed on the cuteness on social media while in lockdown. On May 14, 2020, the singer — who's pregnant with their second child, a son — shared a photo of herself and her hubby along with the caption: "Cuarentena Amor Con Mi Amor @DangerRussWilson ❤️." Six days later, Ciara also shared photos of the whole family, which also includes daughter Sienna, celebrating the 6th birthday of her oldest child, son Future Wilburn. "Counting The Blessings. Grateful for Joy," she captioned the snap. "Good ol Quarantine Obstacle Course and In Door Camping Birthday for The Birthday Boy. 🎂 🎁 #Grateful."
According to "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott, quarantining with girlfriend Zooey Deschanel has been a gratifying experience. "Let me tell you, I've been quarantined with the perfect person," he told People magazine in April 2020. "Not only is Zooey an amazing cook, but she's a musician, so our house is constantly filled with music." The Canadian HGTV star continued to sing the praises of his girlfriend of less than a year. "I'm blown away, it's really been wonderful," he said of hunkering down with her during the pandemic. "I think we're just taking it one day at a time here and it's a crazy thing nobody would have predicted," he admitted. "But I'm glad that I'm with somebody that I love, and somebody who's so talented."
Katy Perry has been quarantining with fiancé Orlando Bloom — and the singer, who's pregnant with their first child, hasn't been afraid to speak candidly about their relationship. On May 16, 2020, during an interview with SiriusXM Hits 1, she talked of what she's learned about Orlando during quarantine. "Well, what I have actually learned, some of the positives, because he's seen it all, and God bless him, he's still here, which is amazing and commendable," she said. "Because I have definitely tested him and been like, 'Oh yeah? You think you can handle me? Let's see it!'" In addition to being an impressive Lego builder, Katy said Orlando has been mindful of giving her space. "He's being very sensitive knowing that we're not only in quarantine, but we're doing it while pregnant," she told Cosmopolitan. "He's also doing a lot of pro-style cycling for a couple hours a day, so that gives me my space."
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are another expectant couple who've been enjoying their time together during quarantine. "I think for us, it is nice to have each other during this time, but I think it can be [different] for a lot of different people," Joe told Andy Cohen via Instagram Live in April 2020. "We got married last year, so naturally just wanting to be together, it's a really special time." Joe also revealed that spending a prolonged amount of time at home has given him the opportunity to experiment more in the kitchen. "I am trying to get my British delicacies down," he said. "For us it has been wonderful… the thing I would encourage other couples is to find fun creative ways to have a date night with one another." While speaking to late night host Conan O'Brien that same month, Sophie shared a similar sentiment about quarantining with her husband. "Everything seems to be working out in my favor here because Joe's like, a real social butterfly, so I struggle to kind of lock him down and have him just spend time with me," she said. "It's like prison for him, but it's great for me."
On "Live with Kelly and Ryan" in May 2020, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis dished on how they've been managing as a couple. Mila was quick to praise her husband for putting up with her — not just during quarantine, but in general. "I'm a fast song, to put it nicely. And he's the calming force in my life … every time I veer off," she laughed. "Listen, in this pandemic, I've killed us all off and we've all had corona in my mind. I just go to the worst possible place and he's very reliable." She went on to share how Ashton's outgoing personality keeps her neurosis at bay. "Here's why I think it works, because I think you find my neurosis fun and funny and nonjudgmental and that's why I think this works," she said to Ashton. "It's called love. I love you," Ashton playfully responded. The "Punk'd" co-creator then went on to gush about his leading lady, praising her ability to multitask and care for their kids, daughter Wyatt and son Dimitri. "Mila can have 12 drawers open at the same time and somehow manage the whole thing," he revealed. "I have to go to a closet to get my work done so the kids aren't zooming through, but she can be teaching the kids how to ride a bike, while cooking, while on a producer call at the same time and somehow pull it all off and I don't know how you do that. It's even more amazing than I knew."
One way to grow closer with your partner during quarantine? Launch a podcast together! In May 2020, "The Lovebirds" star Kumail Nanjiani told People magazine that his weekly podcast with screenwriter wife Emily V. Gordon, "At Home with Emily and Kumail," has been great for their marriage. "Even though we're married and we have a really good relationship, we don't get like, 'All right, now for an hour and a half let's really talk about how we're feeling,'" he revealed. "We don't have that structured time to really check in with each other without any distractions, where all you have to do is listen, respond and really have a conversation. It's so easy to kind of not do that. So that's been really good for our relationship and I'm really finding out stuff about her that I didn't know before, [like] what her coping strategies are. I think I'm better now at knowing."
In a video posted to Instagram in April 2020, Dwayne Johnson answered a series of questions regarding quarantine and how things have been going for him and wife Lauren Hashian. During the video, Dwayne revealed that he and new bride Lauren, who share daughters Jasmine and Tiana, can, on occasion, "get snippy" with each other, but that on the whole, "the quarantine has had a very positive effect on my relationship and marriage." He went on to reveal that really understanding what the other person is going through during this time is the best way to go about doing things. "We realized kinda quickly how critical it was for us to be ultra considerate, caring and empathetic of one another. Be even better listeners. Even better communicators. Recognize that during these times, we're not operating at full brain and emotional EQ capacity as we usually are."
For "Love Is Blind" reality stars Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton, life during quarantine isn't far off from their experience in the pods on the show. "Well, it's definitely similar because you can't be physical, right? You can't touch, hug or kiss. But dating right now does give you a chance to grow with someone outside of physical attraction," she told Self magazine in April 2020. "I'm not saying that the physical is irrelevant, because we all need some now and then. But it's important to build on other things too." As for what they've been up to while social distancing? Watching their favorite films! "He's going hard with 'Star Wars' right now. It's like, 'OK, I get it, Cam.' If I watch one more 'Star Wars' movie, I'm going to explode," she quipped. "My favorite movie is 'Clueless' and I recite all the words, so that gets on his nerves. But other than that, we both normally work from home, so we spend a lot of time in the house together."
In April 2020 during an episode of her Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk," Jada Pinkett Smith got candid about what quarantine has taught her about her about longtime husband Will Smith. "I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I've realized is that I don't know Will at all," she admitted. "I feel like there's a layer that you get to; life gets busy and you create these stories in your head and then you hold onto these stories and that is your idea of your partner — that's not who your partner is." She went on to say that she and Will are learning to be friends. "Will and I are in the process of him taking the time to learn to love himself, me taking the time to learn to love myself and us building a friendship along the way."
While most Hollywood couples have been able to quarantine together, a few haven't been as lucky. In May 2020 while chatting with talk show host Ellen Degeneres, Courteney Cox opened up about how she's handled being away from her longtime partner, Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, during the pandemic. "He was supposed to go to Switzerland to write. He went to England first, then all of the sudden they called quarantine," she told Ellen. "I have not seen him in so long. You don't realize — I mean, we spend a lot of time on FaceTime — now it's like oh my god, I just miss his physical touch. It's been hard. This is the longest time."
During a May 2020 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kevin Bacon revealed that he and his wife of nearly 32 years, Kyra Sedgwick, have "never spent this much time together." Kevin joked about what makes their marriage function so well: "We often talk about how our crazy lives, we live out of suitcases, and how that's really part of what makes the marriage great." The "Footloose" star also shared how Kyra has spent more time baking. "She makes massive amounts of pound cake," he marveled. "I don't think I've even heard her say the words pound cake, literally, in her life. And now all of a sudden, every two or three days, there's a pound cake coming out of the oven."
In April 2020, a source revealed to People magazine that Julianne Hough and her retired NHL player husband Brooks Laich were quarantining separately: Julianne was at the couple's Los Angeles home, while Brooks was at their vacation home in Idaho. "They are still together, but just not quarantined in the same place. Their relationship has always been like this, though — they like to do their own thing," the source said. But by the end of May, the couple had announced their nearly three-year marriage was over. The writing was on the wall: On March 20, while chatting with "Extra," the former "Dancing with the Stars" pro cryptically addressed her marriage while discussing lockdown. "I think the best part about this — this is gonna be a time for a lot of healing, whether it's personally, in relationships and friendships and families," she shared. "The universe was just like, 'Let's put people at home and figure their s— out.' … And I'm not just saying Brooks and I, I'm saying life in general and this is the time to do that."