We’ve said it before—sun signs aren’t everything. While it’s the easiest way to get a snapshot of someone’s personality, there is so much more beneath the surface that makes a person, or a couple, tick. Let’s take a look at several celebrity couples who on the surface shouldn’t work, but still totally do.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
She’s a bold and fiery Sagittarius; he’s a soft-spoken and stable Capricorn. On paper, he should bore her with his cautious nature, and she should drive him up the wall with her need to say whatever is on her mind at any given moment. Luckily the love abounds with this couple, and he seems to find her Twitter antics as hilarious as the rest of the world does.
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Meghan Markle is, unsurprisingly, a dynamic Leo. Prince Harry is a Virgo, and while he seems to be a bit more fun-loving than his reserved sun sign would have you believe, he’s not as keen on the spotlight as his wife. This isn’t usually a compatible match, but it’s possible for them to balance each other out. Leo can help Virgo loosen up, and Virgo can help Leo stay grounded.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Sensitive, emotional Pisces and distant, impersonal Aquarius aren’t known to be the most compatible of couples. But Biel (Pisces) and Timberlake (Aquarius) have lasted for more than a decade. While Pisces would often get annoyed with the lack of reciprocity of their overflowing emotions, this couple has no problem expressing and declaring their love for each other.
Victoria & David Beckham
Their 20-year marriage and four children would have you thinking otherwise, but Posh & Becks shouldn’t be a match on paper. She’s an adventurous and impulsive Aries; he’s a grounded and stubborn Taurus. And while we have no doubt that this couple’s fights could get downright contentious, they’ve stayed completely devoted to each other.
Michelle & Barack Obama
Though the absolute definition of a power couple, Michelle and Barack still have their differences in how they approach life. He’s a charismatic, action-oriented Leo; she’s a Capricorn who values her carefully laid out plans. While both of these signs are passionate go-getters, they don’t always see eye to eye. But when they work together, magic happens.
Beyonce & JAY-Z
As a Sagittarius, JAY-Z values his freedom. Bey, on the other hand, is a more cautious and grounded Virgo. These two signs aren’t known to be the most compatible, and the couple has had some pretty well-known bumps along the way in their marriage. They’re both dynamic and hard-working, however, and have put in the work to make their marriage last.
Amal & George Clooney
He’s a stubborn Taurus who for years swore he’d never marry for a second time. But he was won over by Amal, a free-thinking and progressive Aquarius (and human rights lawyer). The earth and air pairing aren’t typically ideal—the two could end up resenting each other over their differences. But if Amal could open George’s mind up about marriage again, who knows what else could be in store.
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Despite a less than favorable astrological compatibility, this couple has been together for two decades. She’s an impulsive and bold Aries; he’s a sensitive and soft-spoken Pisces. This pairing would typically result in lots of tears—and not on her part. Aries can be too insensitive and brash for a Pisces to take. But these two chalk up their successful marriage to being “just friends” in the beginning.
Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas
She’s a sensitive, emotional Pisces; he’s an attention-seeking Leo. This pairing isn’t always the most compatible. Pisces wears her heart on her sleeve. And while generally generous, Leo can also be blunt and selfish, burning his partner’s feelings. Their communication styles might be different, but judging from how these two go on about each other, it sounds like they’re making it work.