The couple that smokes together stays together! Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s plenty of romance left to go around the rest of the year. And in that spirit, today we’re going to review some of the most famous cigar-smoking couples in history.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
You’ll find no more recognizable cigar couple today than Jay-Z and Beyonce. Jay-Z is a longtime cigar connoisseur. He’s hired a professional torcedor (cigar maker) to come on tour with him before. For her part, Beyonce has been known to partake in a fine cigar from time to time –– particularly in her music videos.
Marlene Dietrich and John F. Kennedy
Marlene Dietrich was one of the most accomplished actresses of the 20th century. She worked with iconic directors such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Billy Wilder. Dietrich was also famous for defying convention –– like wearing men’s clothes and smoking cigars. She also had a brief tryst with President John F. Kennedy, who was partial to shorter, machine-rolled candelas himself.
Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne
In addition to her dalliance with the president, Dietrich also had an affair with fellow movie star John Wayne. While Wayne was more of a cigarette smoker, he did smoke cigars for several film roles.
Marlene Dietrich and Frank Sinatra
What can we say –– Ms. Dietrich was a boundary breaker in more ways than one. For a while, she struck up a romance with Frank Sinatra, who once said he’d rather smell cigar smoke than breathe fresh air.
Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger
While Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger obviously aren’t a romantic couple, they have played the “odd couple” role together, most notably in their 1988 feature, Twins. And, of course, both Devito and Schwarzenegger are two of the most notable cigar smokers in Hollywood –– if not the world!
Jerry and Elaine –– from Seinfeld
Okay, a few caveats: Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus never were a “cigar couple.” Also, though Jerry and Elaine (the characters they played on the show Seinfeld) weren’t a “couple” during the show, they did have a romantic backstory. The episode where Jerry accidentally buys Peruvian cigars –– only for the pair to struggle through them –– was too funny not to include.
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