Duchess Meghan and More Celebrities Who Married Into Political Families 

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Talk about power couples! While many celebrities have been known to marry within their industries, some have gone on to wed world leaders.

Duchess Meghan announced her retirement from acting in November 2017, just days before announcing her engagement to Prince Harry. The couple exchanged vows in May 2018, making Meghan officially the Duchess of Sussex, and the couple will be welcoming their first child together in April or May of 2019.

The former actress fits in well with the British royal family and has “quickly demonstrated that she is intelligent, polite and keen to learn,” a source exclusively revealed to Us Weekly in November 2018.

But Meghan isn’t the only American to step into a royal role. Grace Kelly also bid farewell to her acting career in 1956 to wed Prince Rainer III of Monaco, and Olivia Wilde was married to Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli from 2003 to 2011.

Supermodels have also joined famous political families. Karlie Kloss became distant relatives with the Trumps in October 2018 after she married Joshua Kushner, whose brother, Jared, is married to Ivanka Trump. On the European front, model and singer Carla Bruni served as the First Lady of France after marrying then-president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Many stars were also close to joining the Kennedy clan. Taylor Swift dated Connor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Richardson, from July 2012 to October 2012. Miley Cyrus romanced a family member too when she dated Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, from March 2015 to April 2015. (Maria’s mother is Eunice Kennedy Shriver, John F. Kennedy’s sister.)

However, Chris Pratt will officially become in-laws with the Schwarzeneggers when he marries Maria and Arnold’s oldest daughter, Katherine.

Scroll down to find out other celebrities who have married into political families!

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry

The former Suits star married the Duke of Sussex in May 2018, nearly two years after their relationship made headlines. Meghan appeared on the USA drama series as paralegal Rachel Zane for seven seasons, from 2011 to 2018.


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Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

The supermodel and the businessman tied the knot in October 2018. Kushner’s extended family is well-known in the political world, as his brother, Jared, is married to Ivanka Trump.


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Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The award-winning journalist married the former California governor in 1986, only to divorce in 2017. The exes share four children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher. 


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Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco

The actress became the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainer III in 1956. Although the couple have since passed away, they shared children Princess Caroline, Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie


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Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli

The House alum was married to the Italian prince from 2003 to 2011. Wilde moved on with Jason Sudeikis shortly after her divorce, and the longtime partners share two children, Daisy and Otis.


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Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy

The model married Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, in 2008, thereby serving as first lady throughout this term until May 2012. The pair share one daughter, Giulia.


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Arianna Huffington and Michael Huffington

The Huffington Post founder was married to the former Republican congressman from 1986 to 1997, and they share two daughters, Christina and Isabella.

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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part actor announced his engagement to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in January 2019 and he exclusively told Us Weekly that the pair are hoping to wed in September 2019 or March 2020.


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