If you’ve ever felt like you’re morphing into your significant other, you’re not alone. It’s surprisingly common for couples to start resembling each other over time. Remember former lovebirds Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow’s matching platinum razor cut ‘dos?
“People who spend a lot of time together start to synchronize the way they think,” explains Art Markman, Ph.D., YouBeauty Psychology Advisor and author of "Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done." “This happens at lots of levels. That is one reason why couples start to finish each other's sentences after a while. This also happens with appearance. Couples will mimic each other's taste and will also influence each other directly. That is, if you know your partner likes a particular style or color, you will start to wear that more often. If your partner likes that style or color, then he'll wear that as well.”
Styling yourselves the same also instantly advertises to the world that you’re a couple. “It ties you together,” says New York City professional stylist Bryn Taylor, aka The Re-Stylist. “You can say, ‘I’m with that person—we’re a couple.’ I don’t know if it’s intentional, but it bonds you together.”
Check out our slideshow of celebrity dynamic duos who mirror each other’s beauty style.
Brad Pitt & Gwyneth Paltrow
They may no longer be a couple (we’re still not completely over it). But their matching haircuts and facial expressions back in the 90s pleased us Seven ways from Sunday.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Since their wedding in 2008 this pair has started to look more and more alike—right down to hairstyles and makeup palettes. Perhaps it’s all those gorgeous Cover Girl colors that one of them brings home on the regular. Who wouldn’t want to share?
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Perhaps one of Hollywood’s sexiest couple, n’est-ce pa? This former Bond girl and her beau like to keep things short and simple. With faces like that, wouldn’t you too?
Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet
Dreadlocks were never cooler then when this rocker and his then-wife rocked them in the 80s. They had the most natural, groovy vibe in town. It’s still unclear whether or not Dr. Huxtable approved, however.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
This (possibly on-again) couple reigns as the king and queen of what can only be described as nouveau grunge. They’re partial to messy hair and minimal styling—which we kind of dig. And they certainly would never be described as sparkling, unlike their onscreen alter egos.
David & Victoria Beckham
Back in 2007, two of America’s favorite British imports looked more like super blonde, buff, tan twins rather than husband and wife. They still look ridiculously hot—even after four adorable children—but both have gone back to their darker roots.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
They may be better known for the fastest divorce in celebrity history. But back in happier times the couple had much in common…including a love of blunt haircuts and long, side swept bangs.
Marilyn Manson & Dita Von Teese
Pale foundation (and lots of sunscreen)? Check. Deep red lip? Check. A pop of color on the eyes? Check. We can only imagine what this Goth couple’s boudoir must have looked like when they were married.
Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson
Sadly this couple proved that the couple that flat irons together does not stay together. Hopefully they were able to work out a custody agreement for all those tools that’s as amicable as the one for their borough-named baby.
Johnny Depp & Kate Moss
No one epitomized '90s cool better than this pair of beautiful people. Their shaggy waves and natural, muted faces were everything we all strived to achieve. Hey, that no-makeup makeup look isn’t easy to recreate…especially when you’re not a supermodel.
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