Love is always in the air on Instagram, where #couplegoals abound.
But these Bay Area couples would never hashtag their captures of genuine love with such banalities—no, because they are way too cool and authentically in love for that. Rainer Maria Rilke verses? Perhaps.
Happy Valentine's Day, lovers.
Ayesha + Steph Curry
He's one of basketball's finest hot shots, she's a chef and restaurateur (not to mention a style maven and total babe), but these two will never be too cool to be seen in matching pajamas. These soon-to-be-San-Franciscans are basically the hottest couple ever, and also parents extraordinaire. Follow Ayesha and Steph Curry at @ayeshacurry and @stephencurry30.
Dominique Crenn + Maria Bello
Michelin-starred chef and recent cancer conqueror Dominique Crenn is marrying actress Maria Bello! OMG OMG! We're not really sure when this relationship sparked—the pair first appeared on Instagram together in early December 2019—but each announced their engagement on IG this week, along with this pic of the two of them on the red carpet at Elton John's Oscars afterparty. Follow the happy betrothed (they love to dance) at @officialmariabello and @dominiquecrenn.
Mourad Lahlou + Mathilde Froustey
This gorgeous duo doesn't shy away from PDA—and when you look like Mathilde Froustey and Mourad Lahlou, why would you? The camera loves them and they love each other—the San Francisco Ballet principal dancer wed the Michelin-starred chef (Mourad, Aziza) in an exquisite Ken Fulk–designed celebration at St. Joseph's Art Society in the fall of 2019. Follow these lovebirds at @mourad_lahlou and @lapetitefrench_.
Hunter Pence + Alexis Cozombolidis
You can take the Giant out of San Francisco, but you can't take the giant heart out of the man. That's right, Hunter Pence has come home to his team and his honey, YouTuber Alexis Cozombolidis, whom he famously proposed to at Disneyland. Follow their zany adventures at @letsgetlexi and @hunterpence.
Meena Harris + Nikolas Ajagu
When Phenomenal Woman founder Meena Harris sat down on the 7x7 podcast, she made it quite clear that she was not married to her longtime partner, Facebook exec Nikolas Ajagu. Hello, Kamala's niece is feminist AF! This boss lady also has a beautiful family and isn't afraid to share it. Follow along at @meena.
Lia Ices + Andrew Mariani
Singer/songwriter/It girl/mother Lia Ices and her hubby, Scribe Winery co-owner Andrew Mariani, are the picture of bohemian hotness in Wine Country. Follow their love story at @liaices.
Rafael Casal + Daveed Diggs
Ok fine, Blindspotting costars Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs aren't actually "a couple"—but these East Bay bros have been together longer than most—try two decades—and clearly they're still inspired. You know what they say: The couple that writes together stays together. Kick it with them at @rafaelcasal and @daveeddiggs.
Gina Pell + Amy Parker
There's no love like the love of your BFF. Yes, Gina Pell and Amy Parker both have adoring husbands, but these girlfriends and longtime partners in crime—they founded Splendora together back in the day, and today helm The What—are the real deal. After all, true friends let friends stay warm in their puffer dusters. Hang out with them at @thewhathq