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    Ed Sheeran Set Up Courteney Cox And Johnny McDaid, And 16 Other Celebs Who Set Their Friends Up With Other Celebs

    "How'd you meet?" "Through a friend!"

    Some people, whether they're in a relationship or single, love to play matchmaker for their friends. Plenty of couples — including celeb ones — started dating because a mutual friend decided they'd be good together.

    Here are 17 celebrity couples who were set up by other celebs:

    1. In 2013, Ed Sheeran brought Johnny McDaid, his "Bad Habits" and "Shape of You" cowriter, to Courteney Cox's house, and they were engaged a year later.

    "Shape of You" singer, Friends actor and Snow Patrol member

    2. After Meghan Trainor recruited Chloë Grace Moretz to help her find a boyfriend, she introduced her to Daryl Sabara, whom she married in 2018.

    Kick-Ass actor, Spy Kids actor and All About That Bass singer

    3. Nicole Richie introduced her brother-in-law Benji Madden to Cameron Diaz, whom he married in 2015.

    The Simple Life reality star, Good Charlotte guitarist and Annie actor

    4. At a party, Jesse Tyler Ferguson introduced his Modern Family costar Sofía Vergara to Joe Manganiello, and they tied the knot in 2015.

    two "Modern Family" actors and "True Blood" actor

    5. In 2007, Robert Downey Jr. set up Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston, who were married from 2015–17.

    Iron Man actor, Friends actor and Mulholland Drive actor

    6. Backstage at Saturday Night Live in 2005, Drew Barrymore introduced Jimmy Fallon to her business partner Nancy Juvonen, and they got married in 2007.

    two talk show hosts and producer

    7. In 2010, Emily Blunt helped get her sister Felicity Blunt and her The Devil Wears Prada costar Stanley Tucci together at her wedding, and they had a wedding of their own two years later.

    Hunger Games actor, Mary Poppins Returns actor, and literary agent

    8. Beth Behrs introduced her 2 Broke Girls costar Kat Dennings to Josh Groban, and they dated from 2014–16.

    2 Broke Girls actors and You Raise Me Up singer

    9. NBA player Brandon Jennings set up Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, who dated on and off from 2016–22.

    two NBA players, reality star

    10. At the 1996 Deauville Film Festival, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, who were together at the time, introduced Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who got married in 2000.

    The Mask of Zorro actor, Working Girl actor,  Basic Instinct actor, and Chicago actor

    11. Chef Roblé Ali introduced The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore to Marc Daly, whom she married in 2017 but filed for divorce from in 2021.

    celeb chef, reality star and restaurant owner

    12. Sienna Miller and her then-partner Tom Sturridge allegedly introduced Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, who dated from 2014–17.

    Stardust actor, Being Julia actor, Twilight actor, and Cellophane singer

    13. At the 1996 Soul Train Music Awards, Anita Baker told Tamia that she knew the perfect man for her — Grant Hill, whom she married in 1999.

    Sweet Love singer, So Into You Singer, and basketball player

    14. Jonathan Groff is the reason that his Frozen director Jennifer Lee and Alfred Molina met, and he officiated their wedding in 2021.

    two Frozen II voice actors and director

    15. At a dinner party she hosted, Gwyneth Paltrow introduced Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift, who dated from 2010–11.

    Iron Man actor, All Too Well singer, Donnie Darko actor

    16. Ellie Goulding set up Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, who dated from 2015–16.

    Love Me Like You Do singer, Bad Blood singer and DJ

    17. And finally, when Hilarie Burton was visiting Jensen Ackles and his wife, Danneel Harris, in Los Angeles, he introduced her to his Supernatural costar Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom she married in 2019.

    two One Tree Hill actors and two Supernatural actors