The Rise Of Trophy Husbands: Amal Clooney and 14 Other Powerhouse Women Married To An Arm Candy

  • Amal Clooney’s achievements throughout her outstanding career as a human rights attorney eclipse her once-Sexiest-Man-Alive husband George Clooney. (Photo: WENN)

  • Jeff Richmond is an American composer, actor, director, and producer. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean much when you’re married to Comedy Queen Tina Fey. (Photo: WENN)

  • Keith Urban may be a successful country singer, but he definitely is Nicole Kidman’s absolute best accessory every time she walks down the red carpet! (Photo: WENN)

  • Although Stedman Graham is a success in his own, he’s assumed the “wind beneath my wings” role as Oprah’s career took off during their 25+ year relationship. (Photo: WENN)

  • Poor Eddie. All he’s done is won an Oscar. His wife, Hannah Bagshawe, on the other hand, is a PR exec who used to be the Global Head of PR for a major financial company. (Photo: WENN)

  • Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s marriage is the fairytale story of “The Pop Princess and the Backup Dancer.” They didn’t live happily ever after, though. (Photo: WENN)

  • New England Patriot Tom Brady has won multiple Superbowls, but supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the real MVP went it comes to their marriage. (Photo: WENN)

  • At 34, Alexis Ohanian already is a nerd millionaire and Reddit cofounder. But his biggest accomplishment yet is being tennis superstar Serena Williams’s husband. (Photo: WENN)

  • Jim Toth manages star like JLaw, Meryl Streep, and Lady Gaga. But that still doesn’t outshine Oscar winner, goddess of film and TV, and his wife, Reese Witherspoon. (Photo: WENN)

  • Cinematographer Danny Moder has been nominated for an Emmy award for “The Normal Heart”. Meanwhile, his wife Julia Roberts is an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG awards winner. (Photo: WENN)Cinematographer Danny Moder has been nominated for an Emmy award for “The Normal Heart”. Meanwhile, his wife Julia Roberts is an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG awards winner. (Photo: WENN)

  • Personal trainer Daniel Westling owns three gyms in Sweden. Oh, and his wife is no less than Princess Victoria of Sweden! (Photo: WENN)

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Tasha McCauley’s trophy husband. She’s an MBA, tech entrepreneur specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence. Oh my! (Photo: WENN)

  • Justin Theroux is known for his starring role as Kevin Garvey in “The Leftovers”. But does that really matter when you’re married to TV icon Jennifer Aniston? (Photo: WENN)

  • Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo is a successful high fashion executive. But in 2017 he became Jessica Chastain’s husband, and that’s the end of the story. (Photo: WENN)

  • Darren Le Gallo is an actor who has appeared in “Trouble With the Curve”, “The Big Bang Theory”, and “Date Night”, among other movies. But…he’s Mr. Amy Adams. (Photo: WENN)

Amal Clooney’s achievements throughout her outstanding career as a human rights attorney eclipse her once-Sexiest-Man-Alive husband George Clooney. (Photo: WENN)

They are successful, accomplished, wealthy, and ambitious. The modern alpha women are breaking the glass ceiling and shifting bread-winning roles and arrangements around in their marriages.

And as society becomes more gender neutral, the “trophy husband” is becoming the hottest fashion accessory out there. Because women no longer need the help of a man—except, of course, for when they want something pretty and shiny to go with their outfits!

I mean— just look at the Clooneys. Sure, George has won a few Oscars and starred in some blockbusters, but Amal is a freaking international and human rights attorney who reportedly speaks three languages.

Point Amal.

But George, who has made no secret of the fact that he’s the arm candy in his marriage, is not the only guy in Hollywood who isn’t afraid or ashamed to assume the “wind beneath her wings” role.

Celebrating Amal Clooney’s birthday and the rest of the women on top, here’s a round-up of 15 trophy husbands who don’t mind being eclipsed on occasion. Because a successful, sexy men can handle equally sexy, successful women.



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