You know when you’re scrolling aimlessly through Instagram and you come across a random friend from high school (let’s call her Jessica) and their brother? Only that’s not actually Jessica’s brother…it’s her newly hard-launched boyfriend, who looks like he could be her sibling? Truly HARROWING each and every time. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not exclusive to randoms from your hometown.
There are a ton of current and former celeb couples out there who started to look like their partner in a myriad ways, from their wardrobe aesthetic to their hairstyles—and sometimes, even their literal bone structure. Before we get into it (and by “it,” I mean Brad Pitt and his many lookalike girlfriends), there’s actually a scientific explanation for this phenomenon.
As psychologist Justin Lehmiller told TIME back in 2019, people are subconsciously more drawn to those who have familiar features. And there’s nothing more familiar that your own face, I guess! Lehmiller also added that “attraction is this very complex phenomenon, and there are so many factors that play a role in it. Initial similarity might lead you to be attracted to somebody, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have a happy relationship. Attraction is not something that’s easy to predict.”
Food for thought, especially if you swipe on someone who has your same face the next time you’re on Hinge! Until that day comes, enjoy these celebs who are clearly attracted to themselves.
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Juliette Lewis and Brad Pitt
Welcome to Exhibit A in Brad Pitt’s long and completely deranged history of styling himself exactly like the person he’s dating.
Brad Pitt and Jitka Pohlodek
Just gonna go ahead and drop Exhibit B while we’re here. So. Much. Hair.
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
I’ve stared at this for 10 minutes and have come to the conclusion that these exes are distantly related.
Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby
The couple that dresses together stays together. Or something. IDK.
Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin
Would love for them to do a quick 23 and Me check just to be safe.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez
Find yourself someone who shares your signature dimple. 😊
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Sorry, not even close to being done with Brad yet.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Wait, just realizing that these two have a super-similar smile.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Meanwhile, these two have similar everything!
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe
The fact that Seth and Alexi aren’t related is all the proof I need that we live in a simulation.
Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton
Same pose: ✔️ Same aesthetic: ✔️ Same expression: ✔️
Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt
Quick question for Brad Pitt: Are you okay?
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson
There are several phases in a relationship: the Honeymoon Phase, the Attachment Phase, and the Mirroring Each Other’s Body Language on Red Carpets Phase™.
Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter
I don’t know where she ends and he begins in this photo, tbh.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
Like….they are quite literally making the exact same expression.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Shalane McCall and Brad Pitt
Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington
They have a lot in common, including the world’s nicest smiles.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Okay, they don’t look that much alike (chiseled jawlines aside), but Sophie and Joe have def entered their matchy-matchy era.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington
If they’d been cast as Cersei and Jaime, I’d have been convinced—that’s all I’m saying.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
These two could convincingly star in a reboot of The Parent Trap. As the twins.
Jill Schoelen and Brad Pitt
Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy
They even have matching whiskey tumblers!
Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix
This one might be controversial, but they totally look related. If you can’t see it, that’s on you.
Alexander Dreymon and Allison Williams
Guess the universe only has so many facial features to pass around. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
I no longer have words for whatever it is that Brad Pitt is doing.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
We can only assume LeAnn’s song “I Need You” was written about her own genetic sequence.
Fatima Farheen Mirza and Riz Ahmed
The lower halves of their faces are strikingly similar!
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Yet another example of a couple who have been together so long, they mirror each other’s body language.
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
Really not sure where to begin with what’s happening here.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
Pitch: Seth Cohen moves to NYC and meets his long-lost sister, Blair Waldorf.
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
It’s called being genetically blessed.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kravis have been morphing into each other since the moment they started dating. I, for one, am here for it.
Dylan Meyer and Kristen Stewart
Obsessed with them leaning into the twinning vibes.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Maybe it’s just the angle here, but I see the same face on two different bodies.
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi
When you love her so much, you copy her haircut. 😍
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
This is “Seth Meyers and his wife” levels of wild.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
It’s the eyebrow and eye shape with these cuties.
Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox
Pretty sure if you swapped the lower halves of their faces, you would never be able to tell the difference.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
They look happy, in love, and alike. Warms the heart!
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Zoom in. They have the same smile, and I won’t be convinced otherwise.
Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz
Again, it’s 😏 thing.
Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek
The good news is that if they ever miss each other, they’ll find comfort by looking in the mirror.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Same smile, same snazzy taste in suits.
Adam Granduciel and Krysten Ritter
Photo description: two members of the Volturi, who are also related.
Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin
Find yourself someone who will match facial hair with you.
Joanne Tucker and Adam Driver
I’ll need to see footage of her swimming with a majestic horse in a Burberry ad to be sure, but I’m pretty sure they’re identical.
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
It’s a vampire thing, I guess.
Amanda Pacheco and Wilmer Valderrama
They might not look exactly alike, but they have their matching smirks DOWN.
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