12/01/2003 at 01:00 AM EST
What do Hollywood sirens see in scruffy men? "They're trying to reclaim that informal, off-camera part of themselves," says sociologist and author Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a relationship expert. "They have to keep a certain image up. The guys thumb their noses at all that." Still, these couples aren't all that odd. "Want a real opposite?" asks Schwartz. "Find out how many are with car mechanics."
& DANNY MODER
This is not Red Carpet Julia. "With Danny, her realness comes through," a pal says of the couple (hauling dog food for black Lab Louie in Manhattan last November).
& CHRIS ROBINSON
Dress her up! Dress him down! Though their styles differ, "he makes me laugh every day," Hudson has said.
& BEN LEE
It's true love for Danes and her cat in the hat. She has been with the Aussie guitar whiz for six years.
& FABRIZIO MORETTI
They mesh like church and state. Rocker Moretti must be the religious one—his pants are very holey.
& ROYSTON LANGDON
The Lord of the Rings
' queenly Tyler prefers to stand on fashion's high ground. Her new husband's (they married in March)
sense of style is more Middle Earth.
& CHRIS MARTIN
The difference between them was black-and-white at the May bat mitzvah of Sasha Spielberg (daughter of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw) in Beverly Hills.