Gorgeous husbands you didn't know celebrities had

Many of Hollywood's most famous have kept their private lives and spouses out of the spotlight. Perhaps these men, who quietly stand behind their famous wives and husbands, are the secret to their successful unions. But don't think for one minute these husbands are doormats. From a powerful attorney to an interior decorator, and even several directors and producers, here are the gorgeous (and smart!) husbands you didn't know celebrities had.

Peter Hermann (Mariska Hargitay)

Mariska Hargitay may be known for her gritty work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but few know she's got a hot man at home: Peter Hermann. The couple, according to InStyle, met on the set of the show in 2001. While Hargitay attempted to break the ice by flirting with a bad joke, it didn't leave much of an impression on Hermann. Months later, after a lengthy discussion on religion, Hermann invited her to church. "I just about passed out when I saw him there," she said. "I thought, 'That's my husband.'"

Fast forward to 2004 and the couple tied the knot, reports People. Roughly 200 guests attended their ceremony which also including a choir that serenaded the couple with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." While we don't know much about Hermann, he is in fact a respected actor with a lengthy list of acting credits, including his current hit show Younger. According to his IMBb resume, he's also had a small recurring role on Blue Bloods, starred in Philomena opposite Judi Dench, and had a recurring role in the short-lived TV series A Gifted Man.

Hermann and Hargitay have three kids together: one biological and two adopted.

Jim Toth (Reese Witherspoon)

Reese Witherspoon loves her man, Jim Toth. While Witherspoon is known for her acting credits — including winning an Academy Award in 2006 — Toth is a well-known Hollywood agent. The pair, according to E! News, got married in 2011 and celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in March 2017.

In the years they've been together, the couple has experienced many highs and lows. In 2012 they welcomed their first child together, a son, Tennessee James Toth. (Witherspoon has two older kids — Ava Phillippe and Deacon Phillippe — with her first husband, actor Ryan Phillippe.) While they don't often publicly talk about their love or give relationship details, Witherspoon says Toth encourages her to work behind the camera. "He said, 'You should produce movies. You read more books than anybody I know. You should just buy some of them and turn them into films,'" Witherspoon told Harper's Bazaar. Since then, she's taken up directing and producing in addition to acting.

Keith Lieberthal (Julianna Margulies)

Julianna Margulies is a high-profile actress with a resume that includes The Good Wife and ER. She naturally receives attention for being an A-lister, but her husband Keith Lieberthal also gets his fair share of attention due to his dashing good looks. In fact, it was his appearance that initially caught Marguiles's attention.

"Well, it was one of those things… I feel bad because people objectify him and they're like 'Oh, your husband is so hot,'" the actress told Ellen Degeneres (via Entertainment Weekly). "The truth is, he is unbelievably bright and smart and went to Harvard Law."

The couple met many years ago at a dinner party. "Well, when he came over to me, I said, 'Look, I just think you are so handsome. Are you a model or an actor and are you 12 [years old]?'" she quipped. After talking, she learned he was a Wall Street litigator for six years and is Jewish — apparently a must for her. The pair jumped the broom in 2007 and soon welcomed son Kieran.

David Burtka (Neil Patrick Harris)

Neil Patrick Harris has been a Hollywood success for years. But his partner, David Burtka, who is both an actor and chef, makes his life worth living. According to People, the couple, who married in 2014 and have fraternal twins together, celebrated their 13th anniversary in early April 2017.

"Thirteen years and one day ago, I crossed paths with the guy on the left," Harris lovingly captioned an Instagram of Burtka and son Gideon. "The adventures have never ceased. The love has never waned. The gifts are never ending (the guy on the right, e.g.) Happy anniversary @dbelicious. You're the best."

Bart Freundlich (Julianne Moore)

Julianne Moore is an incredibly accomplished actress with tons of accolades to her name. She's also a well-known beauty and stands out as one of a few red-heads in Hollywood. But when she's not lighting up the silver screen, her heart is at home with her director husband Bart Freundlich, whom she met on the set of the 1997 movie The Myth Of Fingerprints.

Freundlich has directed eight episodes of Californication, two episodes of Mozart in the Jungle, and the feature film Wolves, according to IMDb. He and Moore got married in 2003 and have two children.

Thomas Sadoski (Amanda Seyfried)

Despite being A-list actors, Amanda Seyfried and husband Thomas Sadoski are very private people. Both their pregnancy and elopement were met with "surprise!" headlines from the tabloids, which fits in with their low-key style. Of their sudden marriage, Sadoski said, "We just took off into the country with an officiant and, just the two of us, and we did our thing,"

Seyfried is perhaps most known for her roles in Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, and, of course, Mean Girls. Sadoski, on the other hand, does more indie gigs and TV roles. He stars on the CBS series Life in Pieces and earned a round of applause for his work in the NBC mini series The Slap. The couple met while working together in the 2015 off-Broadway production of The Way We Get By.

Jeremiah Brent (Nate Berkus)

Sure, the world knows Nate Berkus for his stunning designs, but he's also got a hot husband, Jeremiah Brent, who is equally gifted in decorating. Berkus and Brent tied the knot in 2014, at the New York Public Library, shortly before welcoming a daughter, Poppy. You can currently catch them on the new TLC series Nate and Jeremiah By Design.

Cash Warren (Jessica Alba)

Jessica Alba may be a star actress and owner and the Honest Company, but she's got one irreplaceable support system at home named Cash Warren, a well-respected businessman and producer in Hollywood. The couple, who tied the knot in 2008, pulls out the stops to keep the romance alive in their world with two kids.

When Parade asked if they still go on dates after several years of marriage, Alba beamed, "Yes! Absolutely. I think you have to. I think that's essential." And they try to have quiet down time together too. "I mean, even watching TV and making popcorn," Alba says of their favorite things to do together. "Other times having a staycation and staying at a hotel down the street. It just depends what vacation is."

Benjamin Millepied (Natalie Portman)

Natalie Portman is very low key and tight-lipped when it comes to her private life. It seems, these days, she rarely gives interviews and dodges questions about her kids and certainly her husband Benjamin Millepied.

According to Vanity Fair, the pair met on the set of Portman's 2010 film Black Swan — for which she won an Oscar. Millepied, who went on to become the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographed many of the dance sequences in the ballet-driven film. Their love soon blossomed and they married in 2012. Today, they have two kids.

Nnamdi Asomugha (Kerry Washington)

If you're wondering why Kerry Washington sometimes wore big coats and holding big bags on Scandal, it's because she was busy making babies with her gorgeous husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, whom she married in secret in 2013. They now have two kids together, a son and a daughter.

Asomugha is arguably best knowns to football fans for his uber-successful career as a cornerback, which included stints with the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. He retired in 2013.

Darren Le Gallo (Amy Adams)

Amy Adams and her actor-artist husband, Darren Le Gallo, were together for almost 15 years before they finally tied the knot in May 2015. Why did they finally say "I do"? "We always had the commitment, but now he's stuck with me and I can really act out," Adams quipped to U.K.'s The Times, before adding, "I'm kidding. The truth is, I feel a stronger sense of family, a bigger sense of permanence, which is a nice thing for me."

The couple has one daughter, Aviana, born in 2010.

Eric Johnson (Jessica Simpson)

Simpson got engaged to former NFL pro Eric Johnson in 2010 after just a few months of dating; however, they didn't actually tie the knot until July 2014. Whatever the reason for their long engagement, the couple — who have two children together — appear to be happier than ever. In May 2017, Simpson celebrated their seven-year anniversary with a sweet post on Instagram, writing, "7 years, 2 kids and a whole lotta love later."

James Righton (Keira Knightley)

Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley said "I do" to James Righton, keyboardist for the British band the Klaxons, at small ceremony in Mazan, Provence, in 2013. The couple went public in 2011 and were reportedly introduced to each other by fashion correspondent Alexa Chung, according to People.

Daniel Moder (Julia Roberts)

After a decade of tumultuous Hollywood romances, Julia Roberts finally found true love when she met cinematographer Daniel Moder on the set of The Mexican in 2000. Their love affair was equally tumultuous; Moder was reportedly still married when Roberts first took interest in him, according to reports. But whatever happened (or didn't), it seems it was meant to be; the couple is still happily married after saying "I do" in 2002, and have three children.

Ryan DeBolt (Sara Ramirez)

Sara Ramirez's character Callie may have had a rocky relationship timeline on Grey's Anatomy, but in real life she seems to be doing just fine. In 2012, she married hunk Ryan DeBolt in an "intimate" July 4th wedding. Where's he been hiding that we haven't seen that face? According to Daily Mail, he's more of a behind-the-scenes guy who works as a business analyst.

Justin Mikita (Jesse Tyler Ferguson)

Most people know Jesse Tyler Ferguson as one half of the lovable (and hilarious) Modern Family couple, but in real life he's married to lawyer Justin Mikita. On the day of their wedding, Mikita tweeted, "Husband. Not partner. We've worked hard to call each other husband… so let's start using it." After getting engaged, the couple worked together to create Tie The Knot, a foundation dedicated to advocating for marriage equality in the US. Can you say power couple?

Jamie Mazur (Alessandra Ambrosio)

Though Alessandra Ambrosio and entrepreneur Jamie Mazur aren't technically married, they've been together long enough to earn a place on this list. According to Vogue, they've been engaged since 2008 — though you wouldn't know it, considering the model lost her engagement ring. So why exactly have they taken so long to tie the knot? Ambrosio blames her busy career for eating up all her time. She told Mario Lopez during a 2015 interview that she spends so much time preparing for fashion shows, and wants her wedding to be "very special" so she wants to wait until she has the time.

Christopher Jarecki (Alicia Silverstone)

Clueless is by far Alicia Silverstone's most notable project to date, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been busy between then and now. For her, getting married was a huge turning point in her life. On her marriage to Christopher Jalecki, lead singer of now defunct band S.T.U.N., Silverstone told Redbook Magazine, "I wasn't attached to the idea of marriage, but something about Christopher and me — when we got married, things got more clear."

Scott Phillips (Julie Bowen)

Sure, it would be awesome if Modern Family's Claire and Phil Dunphy were married in real life, but Julie Bowen still made out alright with hubby Scott Phillips. She and the real estate investor have been married for over ten years. That's a long time in Hollywood years — but don't expect them to split any time soon. Bowen once joked to Us Weekly that she and her husband are "too tired" to get divorced.