Who: Director, photographer, and low-key Italian prince, Tao Ruspoli, 44, and actress, director, and producer Olivia Wilde, 36.
How They Met: According to an interview Wilde gave to Women’s Health, she and Ruspoli met through a friend of her family’s in late 2002.
Wilde wasn’t initially eager to meet her match. “He wanted to introduce me to this Italian guy who made films and lived on a school bus,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Whoa! I don’t want to meet a dude who lives on a bus!’”
But differences in lineage (and real estate preference) aside, their views aligned. “We’re from completely different worlds, but we have the same mission: to bring film and art together with some sort of political activism,” she told The Observer.
Just six months later, Wilde and Ruspoli eloped … on the very school bus Ruspoli called home.