Mourning the tragic collapse of Brangelina this week, another heavy hit seeping through from the horrendous time for relationships that began in 2015, it's safe to say that we should all consider rolling over and giving up when it comes to the subject of love.
Yet, as our hopes and dreams for a Hollywood happily ever after wither away, we must remind ourselves that not all is lost. Somewhere out there, a deep love is burning bright and this time round, it seems to be coming in the beautiful shape and forms of Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.
Indeed, while so many things are falling apart, these two are currently standing tall as a triumphant emblem of a successful relationship. Below are a few reasons why Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are the ultimate dream team:
1. They Are Simply Stunning Specimens Of Human
You simply can't argue this one, just look at them!
2. They Possess Mad Talents
Yep, while Alicia Vikander has previously won an Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Danish Girl, Michael Fassbender is also a proud bearer of an Academy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years A Slave. Most recently, his nomination count was also extended to Best Leading Actor for Steve Jobs.
`When it comes to the movie world, these two are certainly high flyers.
3. They've Appeared On The Big Screen Together
Recently, Alicia and Michael premiered their most recent film, a tear-jerking project on which they actually first fell in love. The Light Between Oceans set them up as a young couple that find a baby girl washed ashore by their beachside house.
After taking the child in as their own, their happy existence begins to tear apart at the seams years later when an encounter bulldozes through their fragile, little world.
4. They Are Forever In Awe Of One Another
At the Venice Film Festival, Alicia Vikander spoke of her adoration for boyfriend Michael Fassbender ahead of filming their movie The Light Between Oceans, saying:
"I knew that Michael was attached to play Tom, and I think he’s one of the most brilliant actors out there . . . I was up for the game, but I was very nervous. I got people that picked me up when I fell and who pushed me. Michael's support in those scenes were a big part of me daring to go all the way."
Similarly, Michael gushed about his leading lady, admitting:
"I really felt like I had to get my shit together ... and be as present as she was."
5. They Are Both Bad-Ass Assassins
When it comes to bringing to life kick-ass video game characters, both Alicia and Michael know where it's at. While Michael Fassbender is gearing up to wield some hefty weapons in Assassin's Creed, Vikander was recently named as the new Lara Croft in the upcoming re-boot. Although both clearly have the skills to pack some serious punches, perhaps the best part is that they can probably learn a thing or two from each other along the way.
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6. They Never Use Their Relationship For Personal Gain
Notoriously private, Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are not ones to flaunt their relationship in front of the whole world. In fact, it wasn't until their Golden Globes appearance (where they finally sat together!) that their romance was officially confirmed. Before then, the loved-up Hollywood duo refused to walk the red carpet together at other award show events and didn't even grant the press the right to joint interviews.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Alicia spoke about the choice to keep their personal lives out of the public eye:
"I think we’ve made a clear statement that we keep certain things just between us. It was very easy to unite, but that’s quite personal."
These sentiments were then echoed in the same interview by Michael, who added:
"I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger, unless I feel like I need to. Why would I? I don’t."
Could this be the secret recipe to Hollywood relationship success? Quite possibly!
Are Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender ultimate relationship goals?