Actors are just like us, except richer, more famous, and under a constant microscope of worldwide attention. However, whether you’re a celebrity or a civilian, who doesn’t love sneaking in a little public kissing with your significant other, especially if you’re both dressed to the nines?
It’s a crowd pleaser and teaser, and the paparazzi and the folks back home eat it up like expensive hors d’oeuvres at a packed awards show afterparty.
It’s almost a requirement; in order to be an A-list actor you have to be caught kissing your partner in public, whether on the red carpet or in a secluded island beach somewhere. It is a rite of passage in the paparazzi pantheon, and the true A-listers handle the attention with class, grace, and a hint of cheeky naughtiness.
Your average Joes engage in annoying PDA too, but like all other things actors do, they do it hotter and cuter than normies, and they can’t seem to resist a few loving embraces for the cameras and admirers back home.
From kissing to hugging to longing looks on the verge of ravenous love, enjoy this list of actors macking on their beaus in front of inquiring eyes. Don't worry, though, there's nothing NSFW here.
Here are the 15 "Not So PG" Pictures Of Actors Getting It On In Public.
15 Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are so far into the ouroboros of being on again and off again that it’s impossible to keep track of at this point, but they certainly look romantic stealing a private kiss in a photo shared by the actress/musician for #InternationalKissingDay.
Their relationship has gone through as many peaks and valleys as their movie careers. After Bolt and Hannah Montana: The Movie, Miley starred in a string of forgettable flicks, such as The Last Song (with Liam), LOL, and So Undercover. Inexplicably, she also turned up in a voice cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Speaking of the Marvel universe, Liam hasn’t been able to replicate his brother’s success, but he is trying. After riding the Hunger Games gravy train as Josh Hutchinson’s romantic rival Gale and a starring role in Independence Day: Resurgence, he’s slated to star in Isn’t It Romantic in 2019, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
14 John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Let’s be honest: cute dogs make everything better. However, there’s little room for improvement on this photo, which shows Chrissy Teigen leaning out of an SUV to kiss her husband like she’s on a train shipping off to war.
Teigen has been modeling and dominating social media since 2006, and currently co-hosts the hit Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle with rapper/actor LL Cool J. Most recently, she’s opened up in positive, heartfelt, and candid discussions about recognizing her problems with alcohol abuse and rising above these issues.
Hubby’s no slouch either: in addition to being a Grammy, Tony, and Oscar-winning musician and producer, John Legend surprised us all with his acting chops as Ryan Gosling’s mass-appeal jazz partner in the Oscar-winning smash La La Land, which he also produced along with the Barack/Michelle romantic biopic Southside With You.
13 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
As Hollywood royalty, they were cute as a button as they dipped and smooched over Goldie Hawn’s new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2017. Starting as a child star in the 1960s with Disney, Kurt Russell played some of the coolest action heroes of the '80s, such as damaged con Snake Plisken in Escape From New York and dues-paying, demon-slaying trucker Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China.
Goldie Hawn made her big splash on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In before moving on to land a rare comedic Oscar nomination for Private Benjamin, and starring in comedy classics like Overboard and Death Becomes Her.
Age hasn’t slowed them down, either: Kurt Russell turned in a cooly menacing performance as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and recurs as Mr. Nobody in the Fast and Furious series, while Goldie Hawn teamed with Amy Schumer for the raunchy mother-daughter comedy Snatched.
12 Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden
However, they seemed to be getting along just fine at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards, cutting elegant figures as they embraced on the red carpet. Winter has enjoyed an incredibly varied TV and film career for someone so young, appearing in episodes of just about every popular cop and medical procedural in the 2000’s before landing her leading role in Modern Family as Alex Dunphy.
She’s also had dozens of voice-acting roles ranging from Gretchen in the Disney Channel favorite Phineas and Ferb to Penny Peterson in Mr. Peabody and Sherman to Carrie Kelly/Robin in Warner Bros animated feature The Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 and 2.
In addition to his starring role on Syfy's Aftermath, Meaden has acted on critically-acclaimed series The Killing and iZombie, and is set to put some giant robot hurt on some giant monsters in the upcoming sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.
11 George Clooney and Amal Clooney
It’s nice to see that even a multi-millionaire actor/producer/director/tequila magnate like George Clooney still takes the time to steal a sweet, cheeky kiss every now and then from his powerhouse attorney wife Amal.
The running joke that George Clooney is Amal’s cute trophy husband rings true when you look into her history as a world-renowned lawyer specializing in international law and human rights. Her career spans New York, London, and the Hague, acting as an advisor to Kofi Annan and serving on several United Nations commissions.
Clearly, Clooney’s the one who lucked out here, though he’s been keeping busy with starring roles in Gravity, Tomorrowland, and Hail Caesar, in addition to producing Oscar favorites like Argo and August: Osage County. Most recently, he directed, wrote, and produced the pitch-black crime comedy Suburbicon, slated for release in October 2017.
10 Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Arguably the most dominant female recording artist in the world, Beyoncè has also dabbled in acting, starring in Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Pink Panther, and Epic, and in recent years bley-zing a trail of hot hits across the Billboard charts.
Last year, it culminated in her Peabody and Grammy-award-winning album Lemonade, which made her the first artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, is one of the true titans of rap. As a Brooklynite who managed to survive the tumultuous East Coast/West Coast rap feuds of the '90s, he currently holds the record for most number one albums on the Billboard 200 with 14.
Thanks to a storied music career and shrewd investments in sports representation, entertainment, and luxury brands, he’s amassed a net worth of over $800 million.
9 Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger
Nothing brings nerds together like Comic-Con; coming in at a close second is seeing other nerds fall in love, and after the past few years, Patton Oswalt may deserve love more than anybody.
As a veteran standup comedian, Oswalt made a name for himself with bit parts and starring roles in dozens of TV series and movies, such as Parks and Recreation, Ratatouille, and most recently as son of TV’s Frank in Netflix’s revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
His wife died suddenly in April 2016 due to complications from an undiagnosed heart condition, but after a process of healing and grieving with his daughter, Oswalt announced that he had found love again and was engaged to actress Meredith Salenger in July 2017.
He wasted no time in bringing her to nerd Mecca, and couldn’t resist a kiss on Comic-Con’s red carpet.
8 John Cena and Nikki Bella
“YOU CAN’T SEE ME!” Sorry, this time we can, John Cena. The actor/wrestler subverted his signature in-ring taunt at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV awards with an eye-popping suit as he embraced his fiancé and fellow wrestler Nikki Bella.
While a polarizing figure amongst wrestling fans, he trails only Ric Flair in world championship wins with the WWE, and his movie career has taken off with roles in Trainwreck, Sisters, and the lead role in the upcoming Transformers spin-off based on the character of Bumblebee.
He’s newly engaged to Bella as of April 2017, and proposed to her in the most romantic setting imaginable: after a tag-team match at Wrestlemania 33. Bella, meanwhile, is a formidable force in the ring, as a two-time WWE Divas champion and the longest-reigning wrestler to hold the title.
7 Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis
Maybe Russell Crowe thought that he was at the premier for Dracula instead of The Mummy. Whatever the reason, he looks like some kind of neck-nape vampire kissing his Mummy co-star Annabelle Wallis at the film’s Australian premiere in Sydney in May 2017, and she looks like she is not having it.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin probably has some words for him as a result, as the musician and Wallis have been dating since March 2016.
Lately, Crowe’s been mixing high-profile blockbusters like The Mummy and Man of Steel with smaller, quirkier roles, like his turn as a shaggy but savvy enforcer in The Nice Guys.
6 Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
For as high-profile and earth-shattering as her breakup from Brad Pitt was back in the day, Aniston’s romance with her beaux Theroux has been surprisingly heartwarming and low-key.
Both have been acting since the '90s, with Aniston has scoring lead roles in hits such as Bruce Almighty, Marley and Me, and Horrible Bosses (along with starring in a small cult show by the name of Friends that you might have heard of).
On the acting front, Theroux has stuck mainly to smaller roles and smaller projects such as American Psycho, Inland Empire, and The Girl On The Train, in addition to writing hits like Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2.
Most recently he played a lead role in the Damon Lindelof-created HBO drama The Leftovers. He’ll be starring next as Lord Garmadon, evil warlord and father of Dave Franco, in The Lego Ninjago Movie premiering in September 2017.
5 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Rumors of their divorce swirled in 2015, but you’d never know it looking from their passionate kiss on the red carpet of Will’s 2015 crime caper Focus. The rumors have since proven to be false, as the couple has stayed strong, even as Will’s movie career has faltered somewhat.
Following the nuclear box-office bomb of After Earth, the Oscar-nominated actor continued to flounder in duds like Focus and Winter’s Tale before scoring another Oscar nod with Concussion. In 2016 he returned to the superhero game in the massive world-wide hit Suicide Squad as the assassin-with-a-heart Deadshot.
Meanwhile, Jada has found her own success in the DC Universe as the crime boss Fish Mooney on the Fox drama Gotham, and starred in two of the biggest comedy hits of the last five years, Bad Moms and Girls Trip.
Will stars in the upcoming Netflix original movie Bright, premiering in December 2017, which boasts an impressive cast and crew: he’s re-teaming with Suicide Squad and Fury director David Ayer for the urban crime fantasy, alongside Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace.
4 Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Only Channing Tatum could go in for an awkward kiss at the Oscars like this and still look like a golden Adonis of masculinity. After meeting his wife Jenna Dewan on the set of the 2006 dance epic Step Up, the two married in 2009, and Channing went on to star as Generic White Guy soldier Duke in G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Following the underrated Steven Soderbergh thriller Haywire, he shocked the world with his comedic chops in the hits 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, and turned in critically-lauded performances in Magic Mike and Foxcatcher.
Most recently she played Lois’ sister Lucy Lane on the CW series Supergirl. Meanwhile, Channing stars in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to the 2014 surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service coming in September 2017.
3 Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
Seen here at the 2017 Met Gala, the romance between the star of Wizards of Waverly Place and the Man Who Dropped An E is relatively new, but they’ve been blowing up Twitter and Instagram with pics as a couple at festivals, concerts, and awards shows.
Gomez actually got her start on Barney and Friends back in the early 2000s, and moved on to lead roles in hits like Hotel Transylvania, Spring Breakers, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
She recently produced the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, and continues to perform and raise awareness for UNICEF.
Gomez and The Weeknd are perfectly matched in terms of massive musical success, with both dropping albums that have topped the Billboard charts: The Weeknd’s “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming” continue to dominate radio play in the summer of 2017, rivaled by Gomez’ fresh singles “Fetish” and “Bad Liar”.
2 Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara
Let’s be real here: Manganiello and Vergara are so perfectly beautiful and romantic together that they should be behind bulletproof glass, preferably in some kind of Popemobile, and left to spend the rest of their days together in peace.
However, luckily for us, they haven't been, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to see them get all dolled up to go to the 2017 SAG Awards. You might remember Manganiello’s role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as Flash Thompson, but you probably know him best from his turns in Magic Mike, its sequel Magic Mike XXL, and 2016’s Netflix original Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
Colombian-born Vergara started out co-hosting Spanish-language shows for Univision before branching out into film. Her real success has come on TV, and she’s risen to become the highest-paid TV actress of 2016 for her role on Modern Family, alongside previous list-maker Ariel Winter, pulling down a whopping $43 million for the year according to Forbes.
1 Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams has been in such massive blockbusters and critical darlings in recent years that it’s easy to forget that she’s also an utterly adorable human being. It might be impossible to find a cuter facial expression on a celebrity strutting the red carpet as she attends the Golden Globes.
Adams is the first lady of DC’s Cinematic Universe as Lois Lane in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, along with subtle, moving performances in Oscar favorites Arrival and Nocturnal Animals.
Her husband hasn’t had as illustrious a career on film, with only a couple of appearances on TV and in movies starring Adams, but he’s carved a respectable niche for himself as an artist and painter. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a BA in Painting and has had work displayed in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles galleries.
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