Being as one of the most popular strings of movies created by the highly acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers has now become a massive part of our pop culture as well as our own lives. The three current movies containing the name ‘The Avengers’ has successfully brought together countless of our favorite superheroes created by the Marvel brand. From Robert Downey Jr. correctly portraying the sarcastic Tony Stark/Ironman to the almost lifelike depiction of the beloved Steve Rodgers/Captain America, these actors have successfully been able to put to life these characters that we tend to forget that they are real-life humans as well and not just on the big screen.
We have compiled 10 of our favorite Avengers with their real-life partners to kindly remind us that they walk the earth just like us.
1. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) with his wife, Susan Downey
Robert Downey Jr. almost feels like he was born to play the role as Tony Stark/Iron Man. He portrays the character perfectly that we are led to believe that he is the character himself. He is married to executive producer Susan Downey, where he met on the set of the movie ‘Gothika’ in 2003 and was eventually married just 2 years after on 2005. Aside from Robert’s first child from his former marriage, Falconer Downey, the couple has 2 offspring already on their name: Exton Elias Downey and Avri Roei Downey.
2. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) with his wife, Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth has gained worldwide popularity thanks to a large part because of his portrayal of the character Thor, the God of thunder, on various MCU movies already. Married in 2010, he and his wife Elsa Pataky looks perfect for each other. The couple has 3 beautiful children: Rose Hemsworth and a twin, Tristan and Sasha Hemsworth, making them look like a real godly family.
3. Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and his wife, Sunrise Coigney
The Marvel family would not just feel complete without the green giant, The Incredible Hulk. Mark Ruffalo has been playing as Bruce Banner/Hulk for years now and has been an integral part to the success of the MCU. Together with his wife Sunrise Coigney, they have successfully brought life to 3 children, Keene, Bella, and Odette Ruffalo. They are also regarded as the most solid couple in all of Hollywood.
4. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and his wife, LaTanya Richardson
Samuel L. Jackson is already a household name even before joining the MCU family and adds tremendous star power to the ensemble. He plays the titular Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. He and his wife LaTanya Richardson met in 1974 and have married together on 1980. The couple has a daughter named Zoe who is already a producer and director at his own right.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper) and her husband, Brad Falchuk
Portraying the partner of Tony Stark, Pepper Potts; Gwyneth Paltrow has brought to life the character so well that people starts to think that she and Robert Downey Jr. are real partners. In reality, she is happily married to Brad Falchuk after her first marriage with the lead act of Coldplay, Chris Martin. They already have 2 children named: Apple and Moses.
6. Josh Brolin (Thanos) and his wife, Kathryn Boyd
Successfully changing the whole landscape of the MCU, Thanos has brought the whole ensemble to their knees by winning the dreaded infinity war. Played beautifully by Josh Brolin, his portrayal of the menacing villain has sky-rocketed his name back to relevancy. He is currently married to the beautiful Kathryn Boyd and has a child named, Westlyn Reign Brolin.
7. Paul Bettany (J.A.R.V.I.S and Vision) and his wife, Jennifer Connelly
Formerly playing Tony Stark’s personal butler and A.I., Jarvis and now the Vision, Paul Bettany has been in the MCU longer than we know. He is married to the beautiful and successful actress Jennifer Connelly and is currently enjoying the life with their 2 children whose names are Stellan and Skarsgard Bettany.
8. Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) and his wife, Jennifer Gray
The beloved agent Phil Caulson is played by the great actor, Clark Gregg. Even though he may not be prominently featured in the movies already, he is still a big part of the whole MCU mainly because of the spinoff tv series Agents of SHIELD. Together with his wife Jennifer Gray for almost 18 years now, they now have a daughter named Stella, born in 2001.
9. Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) and her husband, Taran Killam
The pretty but intimidating Cobie Smulders plays the second in command of Nick Fury, Maria Hill. She has been with the team since the beginning of the formation and is still kicking it. She married the actor Taran Killam on 2004 and they have 2 children at the moment, Shaelyn Code Killam and Joelle Killiam. She has already been successful on other TV projects as well, mainly the How I Met Your Mother series.