They say that power is a magnetic force, pulling two people together into the formation called “a power couple,” a dynamic duo that stirs awe, interest, and envy wherever they go. Some power couples have been married for years, but others never felt the need to seal the deal. All of them make headlines in the worlds they inhabit, which might be entertainment, politics, sports, and even cooking or home improvement. Most have active online presences that keep their power simmering between projects and public appearances. Showing off kids and family life is a favorite social media power play! From New York to California and the deep South, America’s power couples keep on proving that two can do it better than one.
Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff
Some power couples strike awe everywhere they go, even among other power couples. That’s the case with Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff, also known as the Vice-President and Second Gentleman of the United States. These legal eagles (Doug was an entertainment attorney and Kamala, an attorney general) met on a blind date in California that was put together by friends. Today they serve the American people from the historical halls of the Vice-Presidential residence, setting the bar pretty high for power couples worldwide.
Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo
He helped Americans understand the pop culture phenomenon of getting “catfished,” and now MTV host Nev Schulman is a dad to three and a Dancing With the Stars veteran. With a new season of Catfish produced, Nev and his wife Laura, a relationship coach, are putting out the power vibes on social media, where they help people understand how love affairs can go so wrong. Fans around the world are keeping up with Nev and Laura on Instagram, where the couple posts frequently about the trials of parenting in a pandemic.
Shawn Johnson and Andrew East
2008 gold-medal winner Shawn Johnson and husband Andrew East, NFL free agent, haven’t let two kids slow them down. This Millennial pair is a fun-loving force on social media, producing TikTok videos that reveal the fun quirks of their home life in Nashville, Tennessee. Shawn added a Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy to her award room not too long ago, and Andrew recently had a respectable run on American Ninja Warrior. With so much love from fans, the power meter is staying hot on these two for a long time to come.
Terry and Heather Dubrow
Parents to four, Terry and Heather Dubrow, were both power players on their own but went full-turbo when they wed. A longtime television actress and native of New York, Heather keeps in the spotlight as a talk show hostess and a soon-to-resume stint on Real Housewife of Orange County. Terry, brother to rock star Kevin of Quiet Riot, earns accolades as one of LA’s top reconstructive plastic surgeons. The California native and Yale grad is best-known as one of the doctor duo on the reality show Botched.
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg
Politics and LGBTQ advocacy took power pair Pete and Chasten Buttigieg to the top. Both can boast accomplishments in education, publishing, government, and the arts, but only Chasten can claim fame as a pit spitter, a skill learned on his family’s cherry farm in Traverse City, MI. Pete, a veteran and Harvard grad, serves as the US. Secretary of Transportation and hasn’t ruled out another presidential run. These two recently adopted a child, adding parents to their impressive life resumes.
Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari
Alyssa Milano went from Broadway’s “Annie” into television and film, but never forgot she was a Jersey girl at heart. David Bugliari graduated from prep school and went on to become a renowned talent agent, but he never let go of his Jersey roots. They met and found common ground in the state they both love. Today, this power couple walks red carpets and Tweets for the activist causes they both believe in. Who knows who’s the boss between them? Maybe it’s the kids — they have two.
Erin and Ben Napier
Even small towns have their powerful pairs, and in Laurel, Mississippi, Ben and Erin Napier rule the roost and a television crew too. Combining their individual talents (woodworking for Ben and interior design and art for Erin), this couple has risen to HGTV royalty over the past decade and continue to transform outdated homes in rural areas. They have two daughters and have been together for over a decade, having met as students at their local junior college.
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Amy Schumer rose to fame through her acerbic, hard-hitting wit about the trials of life as a single woman. When she walked the aisle with hubby Chris Fischer, it might have been because she fell in love with both him and his cooking skills. Chris, a native of Massachusetts, is an award-winning celebrity chef, cookbook author, and advocate for autism awareness. The pair has an adorable son and live in a New York City penthouse apartment.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
This long-term couple has been making waves together for nearly two decades, and the power keeps flowing. As the first black female Jeopardy host, Robin Roberts keeps America in the news with her stint on Good Morning America.”Partner Amber Laign is a holistic practitioner and massage therapist who runs her own therapeutic oils company. One of her proudest accomplishments? Helping Robin recover from breast cancer. The pair live together in New York City.
Jenna Bush and Henry Hager
She’s a former first daughter, and he’s the son of a prominent political family. Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager navigate life in the public eye like the power pros they are, maintaining their connections around the world from their New York City home but putting parenthood above it all. Henry has held many high-level positions in the White House and at various financial funds and trusts. Jenna has a Today Show spot and an ongoing commitment to humanitarian organizations like UNICEF. (Some are surprised she’s not a Republican like her dad but instead calls herself an Independent.)