TORONTO — During a concert in Vancouver on Sept. 21, Indigo Girls singer Emily Saliers revealed she had tied the knot with her longtime partner, Alberta native Tristin Chipman. The couple, who have a nine-month-old baby, were reportedly married in New York State this summer.
Saliers is one of many celebrities who has fallen in love with a Canadian.
New Zealand model Rachel Hunter had a short engagement to Saskatchewan-born NHL star Jarrett Stoll; American actress Halle Berry had a daughter, Nahla, with Montreal-born model Gabriel Aubry; and Prince was briefly married to Toronto’s Manuela Testolini.
Here’s a look at 10 other stars who found love, eh, with someone from Canada.
VINCE VAUGHN AND KYLA WEBER
Actor Vince Vaughn (Fred Claus, Old School) dated some famous women, including his The Break-Up co-star Jennifer Aniston but it was a realtor from Alberta that got him to walk down the aisle. The 43-year-old Chicago native married Calgary’s Kyla Weber in January 2010. They are parents of daughter Locklyn and son Vernon.
EDWARD NORTON AND SHAUNA ROBERTSON
Ed Norton (The Italian Job, The Incredible Hulk) is very private, so it came as a bit of a surprise when it was revealed he had a baby with Shauna Robertson in March. The 44-year-old actor has reportedly been with Robertson — a film producer originally from Markham, Ont. — for about six years and, according some reports, are either engaged or already married.
ERIC BENET AND MANUELA TESTOLINI
American R&B singer Eric Benet, who was briefly married to actress Halle Berry, tied the knot in July 2011 with Toronto native Manuela Testolini, the ex-wife of singer Prince. The couple has a daughter named Lucia.
ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH
Music icon Sir Elton John, 66, has been in a relationship with Toronto-born David Furnish since 1993. The two men are parents of sons Zachary and Elijah. Furnish, 50, is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario who was working for ad agency Ogilvy & Mather when he met the “Rocket Man” star.
GENE SIMMONS AND SHANNON TWEED
After more than two decades together, KISS rocker Gene Simmons married Canadian model-actress Shannon Tweed in 2011. The 64-year-old musician met the 56-year-old native of St. John’s, Newfoundland following her relationships with Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner and CFL player Ron Foxx. Their lives together were shown on the reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND MIKE FISHER
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood was introduced to then-Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher at her concert in Ottawa in 2008 and they started dating. Within a year they were engaged and sharing a home in the west end of the national capital region. Oklahoma-born Underwood tied the knot with Fisher, who was born in Peterborough, Ont., in July 2010.
HILARY DUFF AND MIKE COMRIE
After having a few high-profile romances, actress-singer Hilary Duff started a relationship with hockey player Mike Comrie, a native of Edmonton whose father co-founded The Brick retail chain. The two were engaged in February 2010 and married in August. Duff, 25, and Comrie, 33, have one son, Luca.
DEMIAN BICHIR AND STEFANIE SHERK
Mexican actor Demián Bichir (The Bridge) is currently involved in a relationship with Canadian model Stefanie Sherk. The Oscar nominee for A Better Life was previously married to Mexican singer Lisset Gutierrez, with whom he has a two-year-old daughter. Sherk is a native of the Niagara region of Ontario.
DIANE KRUGER AND JOSHUA JACKSON
German actress Diane Kruger (also on The Bridge) has been in a relationship with Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Fringe) since 2006 — following a five-year marriage to French actor-director Guillaume Canet. Kruger, 37, regular spends time with Jackson, 35, in his hometown of Vancouver.
JEREMY RENNER AND SONNI PACHECO
Actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is so guarded with his personal life that it’s not clear if he’s actually in a relationship with Sonni Pacheco, a Vancouver model who grew up near Coquitlam, B.C. But we do know Pacheco gave birth in March to Renner’s first child, a girl they named Ava. The 42-year-old actor and Pacheco, who is 20 years younger, met on the B.C. set of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. After she became pregnant, Pacheco reportedly moved into the L.A. home Renner shares with longtime friend Griffin Hadley.