Let’s face it, in every relationship, there is always one person that tends to take the lead when it comes to decision making and getting things done. As society continues to strive towards ensuring all women everywhere are treated with equality, we are glad to have powerful women in our lives that can set an example for the rest of us.
Before the world realized the female strength, it used to always be assumed that the men had the final word. But, today women don’t just wear pants, they wear suits! The position of the “pants-wearer” is up for grabs in modern relationships, and gender has nothing to do with it. Here’s a list of celebrity women who not only wear the pants in their relationship, but they make the pants look so darn good.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
While Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z are both very successful people, only one of them has the last word, and that’s Queen B. When the two were going through a difficult time in their relationship due to some of Jay-Z’s actions, Beyonce exposed the details by releasing a full album about it.
Any woman can get her revenge, but only a Queen can get her revenge while topping the charts with amazing music at the same time. After exposing him through the album “Lemonade,” she had him on her arm at a ceremony in which she won an award for her work. He was there with her clapping and supportive as ever, just as he should have been.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Mila and Ashton are perfect for each other in every way possible. When it comes to this relationship, it’s clear that Mila is in charge. At one point, Ashton started to go on a religious journey but had to tone things down on account of Mila.
The actress told her husband that she is not religious and was not going to be with him if he continued on the journey. Ashton dropped everything and reverted back to a more traditional lifestyle. Clearly, she’s got the last word in the relationship.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II may be a quiet woman, but don’t mistake her quietness for weakness. When it comes to her relationship, she is the boss. For starters, she refused to take her husband’s last name and made sure her children took her last name as well.
She chose where she and her husband would live, and hand-picked how every aspect of their lives would play out. The only decision she let him make was where the children would go to school. She also threw him a bone by agreeing to upgrade his status from being a duke to being a Prince.
Cardi B and Offset
These two make a fabulous couple. They’re both rap artists who love good food, good music and fun. Although relationships don’t tend to last long in the limelight, Cardi B and Offset have figured out a way to make things work. Their method is simple: whatever Cardi B says, goes.
The female rap artist had made it clear that she is not putting up with any funny business when she broke it off with Offset after finding out he was talking to another woman. He profusely apologized and even spent $15,000 on roses when he surprised her and asked her for forgiveness. Cardi rejected him and made him wait a few more months before she took him back on her terms.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
It was a fairy tale from the start, except there’s one difference. Meghan Markle is not a helpless woman who needs a man to make things right. Before getting married to Harry, she made millions on her own.
Although she is officially a Duchess, she is known for breaking rules that she finds ridiculous. The Queen forbids her from having a baby shower, yet she just flew out to NYC to have one with her American friends. She’s broken loads of other rules, and Harry just lets her do what she wants.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
We know that no matter who this powerful woman dates, she will wear the pants. Taylor Swift has mentioned the fact that she checks her lists once or twice when it comes to people on her bad side.
Swift is notorious for exposing all the private details of her relationships in her songs and believe us; she does not spare her victims from anything embarrassing. All the men who have dated her have a song written about them that they’re not so proud of. So when she goes out with a man, they know to be on their best behavior.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
This 21-year-old is sisters with the Kardashians, but she does not need them to be famous. Kylie is extremely close to becoming a billionaire. Her makeup line sells out on a regular basis, and she lives the life she wants.
Kylie and rapper Travis Scott have a child named Stormi together. Scott is an incredibly talented artist, but his success is not nearly as big as hers. The young businesswoman is so famous and so successful that all her friends and boyfriends need to sign an NDA if they want to continue having any relationship with her at all.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
These two are one of the most talked about couples in 2019. Nick Jonas is eleven years younger than Priyanka, but that is not the reason why she’s the boss. Nick Jonas is a man who is way beyond his years. He’s extremely mature, and that’s why age ain’t nothing but a number when it comes to his relationship.
Priyanka proved herself as the one who wears the pants when she urged they have two weddings. At first, they were torn about how they would make their cultural differences work on the day they tied the knot. To make her happy, Nick agreed to have two weddings. In one of them, she wore a 75 ft long vail. The crowd must have been singing “here comes the boss.”
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
It might not look like Carrie Underwood wears the pants in the relationship, but we all know that she does. Years ago she released a song that details what she would do if her significant other ever cheated on her and the lyrics are pretty scary.
Pretty much, she stated that she would dig her keys into the side of his car and slash a hole in all four tires. Mike Fisher definitely heard this song and knew not to mess with his wife. He’ll have to think long and hard before he ever even thought about cheating and we’re confident that he won’t.
Amal and George Clooney
George Clooney swore off marriage a while ago, and his reason for it was because he felt he’s “just not good at it.” Clooney changed his mind about that statement when he met the woman of his dreams, Amal Clooney.
Amal is not a fangirl who dreamed about marrying George Clooney. This woman is an attorney, philanthropist, and needs no man! Not to mention, Amal speaks English, Arabic, and French. Clooney thanks heavens for the day he met this woman.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
These two are one of Hollywood’s most beloved couple. Everyone loves just how open and real Chrissy is, but sometimes that could get a little embarrassing for John. Although he asks her to tone down the openness on Twitter, Chrissy just continues to publish whatever she wants to publish.
John said that he has absolutely no say in what she does on social media and that she has a “devilish” look on her face right before she’s about to post something funny on Twitter.
Rihanna and Drake
Although this relationship ended soon after it ever started, Rihanna made it clear to the world that she was wearing all sorts of pants when she was with Drake. The sappy rapper was and possibly still is in love with Rihanna.
He was very extreme about the way that he expressed his love for her. Drake even paid for a Hollywood billboard to read “Congratulations to Rihanna, from Drake and everyone at the Ovo team.” Rihanna made it clear that she was not feeling his vibes when she rejected his kiss on stage. Everything is on her terms and under her love spell when it comes to men.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
This is one of the sweetest and longest relationships Hollywood has ever seen. Although they both see each other as equals in the relationship, things are different behind closed doors. Goldie promised herself that she would never get married, and she’s kept that promise until this day.
She is still with Kurt, but she refuses to marry him. Not to mention she’s got a list of demands that Kurt happily fulfills. One of her strongest demands is that she needs to have her own private space in their home, and her own private bathroom. Goldie rules the relationship, but she claims that all of her demands are made to make sure that things continue to go well in her relationship. So far, she’s right.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen has given up a lot so that she could support her husband and take care of the kids during football season. But just because she does all of those things, doesn’t mean she’s not in charge. Brady admitted that he lives his life according to Gisele’s rules.
According to him, she’s got the whole house on a diet that calls for 80% of all their food to be vegetables. There’s no drinking, no smoking, no sugar, and no wheat. Brady also mentioned that Gisele makes him say mantras, build altars with pictures of their kids on it, and visualize winning before each game. He said he was resistant at first, but so far, whatever she’s doing is working.
Melinda and Bill Gates
If there is any question about who wears the pants in the Gates marriage, all you have to do is ask Bill himself. Bill Gates said that his wife is the driving force of the company. Warren Buffett, a good friend of the couple, hinted that without Melinda, Microsoft would have never been as successful as it is today.
He told Fortune that Bill was “smart as hell, obviously,” but “in terms of seeing the whole picture,” Melinda was smarter. Melinda is also the ruler of the home. Bill says that she makes sure he finds time to spend with his kids, even if that means driving them to school every morning.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
When Kourtney was dating Younes Bendjima, it was pretty clear that she wore the pants in the relationship. For starters, she was 39, and he was 25 at the time. Kourtney made it clear that she was completely in control of how things were going to go down when she showed the world that she would never listen to any of Younis’ traditional rules.
Younis is a religious Muslim, so he values modesty when it comes to the way a woman dresses. Kourtney posted a picture of her in a very revealing bikini, and Younes made some not-so-nice comments about it. Next thing you know, she posted another one like that. Eventually, she called off the whole thing and left him heartbroken.
Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins
This relationship started about a year ago, and no matter what the tabloids want to believe, it’s Caitlyn who wears the pants in the family. Caitlyn is 68 and Sophia is in her early twenties. She and Caitlyn bonded over the fact that they were both transitioning and struggling through the same issues in life.
Although they’re in the same phase in life, Caitlyn is much wiser and has experience raising girls. She’s wearing the pants in the sense that she guides Sophia, advises her, and supports her. The two stated that their relationship is not romantic, and that’s because Caitlyn is more of the parent figure to Sophia.
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean
Dolly Parton married Carl long before she ever had a penny to her name. A lot of people don’t even know that she even had a husband and that’s because she doesn’t bring him anywhere. Carl loves Dolly, but he hates the life of the rich and the famous
Dolly respects his opinions, but she would not change for him. Instead of dialing it down, she became more and more famous as the years went on. Carl admires Dolly’s ambition and lets her continue doing her thing whether he liked it or not. Oh, the things we do for love…
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
This couple has been on and off for years now, so why aren’t they married? It turns out Oprah simply doesn’t want to, and what Oprah says goes in this relationship. As one of the most influential women in the world, this is a woman who knows exactly what she wants from life and won’t let a man get in the way of that!
The television personality has been known to hang out a lot more with her best friend, Gale instead of Stedman. This man is so in love, though, that it doesn’t really matter what Oprah does, he still chooses to stick around.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
If you know anything about J-Lo, you’ll know how demanding this woman is. Management can’t seem to catch a break from the star, as she’s been known to throw orders at them left right and center. If she’s making these demands on set, just imagine what she expects at home.
That’s right, Jennifer Lopez is a fully-fledged diva who won’t let anyone mess with her, not even a man. With her level of success, can anyone really blame her? This woman deserves only the best in a relationship, unfortunately, there’s only one that can really step up to this challenge, and that’s husband Alex Rodriguez.
Shakira and Gerard Pique
It’s safe to say this is one glamorous couple. It goes beyond just looks with these two, however, as it turns out Gerard is hooked, line, and sinker in love with his Colombian beauty.
He agreed to play the role as cinematographer for a whole day, filming his 40-year-old love and proving to the world just how much he adores her. This is really the least Shakira deserves, after a previous rocky relationship left the star reluctant ever to trust again. We’re sure this man will continue worshiping his wife for a whole lot longer.
Indra and Raj K. Nooyi
This is a woman who’s sure to go down in history for her courageousness. Coming from a conservative southern Indian background, the Pepsi CEO was known to defy odds by attending Yale University, much to her parent’s disgrace as she refused to marry beforehand.
Today, Nooyi is married with two children. As such a headstrong individual, however, Nooyi has in no way compromised any aspects of her life just due to her relationship. In fact, Nooyi likes to keep a strict schedule with her husband that their duties are always split equally.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Known as the “Songbird Supreme” for a reason, Mariah Carey has worked tirelessly in the music industry for years, granting her the title of the ultimate diva when it comes to pop stars. She needs a man who can not only keep up with her busy schedule but all her demands too.
When she was married to Nick Cannon, this did not put a holt on her desires to live a lavish lifestyle. Cannon was simply expected to follow the rules.
Victoria and David Beckham
He was a professional soccer player; she was part of the most iconic girl group. This is one of the very few spotlight relationships that managed to stand the test of time. Why? Victoria knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to put her foot down to achieve it.
Over the years, David put his soccer career behind him while Victoria was just beginning to launch her fashion empire. The growth of her career has allowed this woman to make a real name for herself, and we predict she won’t be slowing down for a number of years.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
This is the couple that had everyone believing fairy tales really do come true. What makes this couple work so well is the appreciation they have for one another, as well as themselves. While many may assume Kanye wears the trousers in this relationship, it’s Kim who always has the final word.
Ever since she came into the spotlight, she has been relentless in making a bigger name for herself and constantly boosting her empire. Kim gives a new meaning to control, and while Kanye is successful on his own, he’s set for life with the fearless Kimmy K by his side.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
As the winner of Female Athlete of the Year, five times in her life, tennis player Serena Williams has proved herself to be a truly unstoppable woman. Anyone who gets into a relationship with her would have no choice but to worship her success. That’s exactly what husband, Alexis Ohanian has been known to do.
In various interviews, Williams has admitted that her spouse is never guilty of ‘dimming her light.’ Williams doesn’t strike us as the type of woman who’d be in a relationship for the sake of it, so we are sure that everything Ohanian does to push his wife to succeed does not go unnoticed.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Men find it pretty attractive when a woman knows exactly what she wants in life, so it’s no surprise the gorgeous Sofia Vergara is one of the most coveted stars in the industry. This is one fierce Colombian woman, that doesn’t need a man to complete her. She has fallen for Joe Manganiello, but this certainly doesn’t mean her independence has been at all compromised.
In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel discussing how her husband knew which engagement ring to buy her, Vergara announced: “I guess he just knows what I deserve.” If that doesn’t hint to you that Sofia knows what she wants, we don’t know what will.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
They may have started off with their fair share of controversial stories circling the press, but this couple has blossomed. They love each other at the end of the day. Sources had revealed that when they first met, Dax was unsure whether to trust his now-wife.
Certainly, Kristen Bell is a pretty strong-willed woman who worked hard to get where she is today as a successful actress. In relationships, she remains true to herself, and if a guy decides he isn’t into her, she won’t lose sleep over it. Dax was one of the very few who chose to stick around and worked hard to stay in Bell’s good book.