With all of the “conscious uncoupling” talk over the past week, the stories about marriage are getting a little depressing. While I think it has to do more with people’s unrealistic expectations of what marriage is and failing to fight for love when life gets tough, I’d like to focus your attention on my new favorite celebrity couple – a couple that is bringing beauty and light to marriage and life.
Meet Tom and Giovanna Fletcher.
Even though you may have not heard of them, you may have seen their recent viral Youtube video featuring a time lapse of Giovanna’s pregnancy, paired with a song Tom wrote called “Something New”.
The video is amazing and the song is beautiful. You need to watch it:
After watching the video on repeat a few (hundred) times, I decided that I wanted to know more about this cute couple and their story. Needless to say, they are as amazing as their viral YouTube video.
Hollywood and celebrity culture fills our minds with ideas that love needs to be extravagant. We need to be constantly wooed in relationships by amazing adventures, mind-blowing conversations, and shiny, sparkly things that cost a pretty penny.
Love in Hollywood’s eyes is extravagant and the break-ups are often even more extravagant. Celebrities spend millions on their dream weddings, only to find themselves “consciously uncoupling” and millions of dollars short. Relationships are difficult and divorce rates around the world verify that. But, what if more couples focused on what truly matters, and kept their relationships simple and humble? Those are the best love stories, and this is one of the reasons that I love Tom and Giovanna Fletcher.
Tom and Giovanna met when they were 13 years old at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. They dated for many of the years following, and in the midst of their relationship, Tom reached the height of his fame (thus far) with the band, McFly. On April 18th, 2011, Tom took Giovanna back to the Theatre where they met and asked her to be his wife.
The two got married on May 12, 2012, surrounded by their family and friends. Their day was lovely, but it was truly focused on their marriage and their family. A few months after their wedding, Tom posted a video of his wedding speech on YouTube – and it went viral. You can see from the video how humble and beautiful their relationship is. It was funny, cute, and absolutely endearing. The video features Tom singing the speech to the tunes of several of McFly’s most successful hits, and focusing his attention on his family and his bride.
The wedding speech video has received over 12 million views thus far, and it continues to gain popularity. Their most recent video “From Bump to Buzz” garnered even more attention, and in a matter of weeks has over 7 million views.
What I love about this young couple is that although they are celebrities and both are successful in their own right, they have remained focused on what truly matters in life. It’s so refreshing to see a couple so humble and focused on life and love, because that’s all that really matters in the end.
Tom and Giovanna welcomed little Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher into the world on March 13, 2014. May this only be the beginning of the great things in store for their love story and for their family, and may we all look up to truly amazing celebrity couples like this.