WITH Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is well and truly in the air.
However romantic gestures are much more likely for some couples than for others.
Carl and Katie have been dating since last July after a friend set them upCredit: The Mega Agency
While some will be surprised with a dozen red roses and their favourite box of scrumptious chocolates, other couples will barely recognise the annual celebration of love.
And this goes for our favorite celebrity couples too – so author and body language expert Judi James has analysed some celebrity lovebirds to find out which couple are the most romantic.
The body language analyst revealed newly-engaged Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are the most romantic couple while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also totally loved up.
However Judi also revealed that Katie Price and her hunky beau Karl Woods are the least romantic after she analysed the body language of some popular celeb couples. Here’s what she found…
ANT MCPARTLIN & ANNE-MARIE CORBETT
ROMANTIC RATING: 7/10
Ant divorced his wife, Lisa Armstrong, in 2018 and is now dating Anne-Marie CorbettCredit: Dan Jones images/THESUN
Judi gave this newly engaged couple a strong 7/10 romance rating and pointed out their incredible ‘look of love.’
The legendary TV presenter and one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec has had a tumultuous love life in the spotlight.
But Judi says Ant’s relationship with Anne-Marie Corbett proves that ‘love can conquer all’.
She says: ‘After a very public divorce and after conquering personal issues that threatened to affect his stellar career, Ant and Anne-Marie seemed to be the couple that most prove love can conquer all as they emerged smiling to announce their engagement.
‘Their non-verbal signals suggest a big effort to display like-minded thinking, goals and emotions, with some strong mirroring that involves matching dogs, dog leads and country casuals.
‘Their wide mouth smiles rather naturally look a little rigid with tension as they face the press, but there’s no mistaking the feature-softening “Look of love” from this couple.’
KATIE PRICE & CARL WOODS
ROMANTIC RATING: 3/10
Despite putting on a loved-up show in public Judi James ranked their relationship three out of 10Credit: Instagram
Ex glamour model Katie Price and her boyfriend Carl Woods, who appeared on Love Island in 2016 but didn’t make it into the villa, appear very loved up on social media.
But Judi James says the couple’s ‘romantic looks’ are often aimed at the cameras.
She says: ‘There’s loads of loving, flirty, romantic looks coming from this couple, although the bad news is that they are aimed at the cameras rather than at one another.
“We make great selfies together” is rarely up there in the top ten of what makes a good, solid relationship, but with Katie’s love of publicity it’s probably best that Carl’s camera-smitten eye expression suggests he shares her life-long love affair with the lenses.
‘Katie deserves some genuine romance in her life so let’s hope it’s behind the scenes too.’
PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE
ROMANCE RATING: 9/10
The royal rebels stepped back from royal life last March and since moved to the USCredit: AFP or licensors
Judi says this ‘royal couple in-exile’ have a great sweeping love story and rated their romance 9/10.
She says: ‘This royal couple-in-exile have created their own mini-series in terms of historical romance and if you’re a fan of great, sweeping love stories that take place in sumptuous palaces and Hollywood mansions then this is your duo.
‘They also give good body language, with their tactile behaviour and loving glances suggesting they have been frozen in time in that passionate first stage of love that usually thaws after a year of marriage.
‘They flirted from the outset and now we can even hear them flirting on their podcast, with Meghan throwing compliments while Harry purrs happily.’
STACEY SOLOMON & JOE SWASH
ROMANTIC RATING: 10/10
Joe and Stacey recently announced they were engaged, after welcoming baby Rex in 2019Credit: staceysolomon/Instagram
Judi says this celebrity couple are the most ‘authentic-looking’ and ‘identifiable’ as she gave them a perfect 10/10 romance rating.
She says: ‘They might be celebs but their body language together defines them out as a very real, very accessible and totally identifiable couple with a very authentic-looking relationship.
‘Snuggling on the sofa, eating ice cream and take-aways while they share banter, bicker
together and flirt, Stacey and Joe really do seem made for each other.
‘They are the perfect modern romance: a nesting duo for a country in lockdown.
‘If they were a romantic movie it would have to be a rom-com rather than Gone With The Wind but their engagement was the icing on the cake for fans of real-life love stories.’
HOLLY WILLOUGHBY & DAN BALDWIN
ROMANCE RATING: 5/10
Holly and Dan have been married for more than a decade but keep their relationship under wrapsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Holly Willoughby has been married to her husband Dan since 2007 and they keep a relatively private relationship away from the spotlight.
But body language expert Judi says the couple, who share three children, avoid ‘putting on a performance’ for the cameras.
She says: ‘The Holly and Phil double act is such an institution that it’s still rather odd to see Holly out posing with her real husband Dan.
‘This is a low-key relationship in terms of publicity, with Dan’s tendency to rather un-showbiz, deadpan body language suggesting he’s happy to accept that it has only one star in it.
‘This should make for a very healthy, non-competitive blend in terms of a strong long-term celeb relationship as they tend to down-play any PDAs, looking rather self-conscious as they do pose together on the red carpet.
‘Quietly, privately romantic rather than a performance for the cameras.’
MICHELLE KEEGAN & MARK WRIGHT
ROMANTIC RATING: 8/10
Michelle and Mark tied the knot in 2015 in a glamorous eventCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Judi James says TV lovebirds Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have a strong 8/10 romance rating.
While their romance often looked ‘too good to be true’, she says their relationship is very romantic.
She says: ‘With their matching good looks, talent and career success, plus an ongoing series of glam poses in glam surroundings, Michelle and Mark’s relationship often looked too good to be true, but happily they look as romantic together now as they did when they first met.
‘This couple pose up like professionals on the red carpet but their more relaxed, off-duty shots
together suggest strong bonds of friendship are still in place despite long periods of separation and career changes.’
MOLLY-MAE HAGUE & TOMMY FURY
ROMANTIC RATING: 6/10
Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury met inside the Love Island villaCredit: Instagram
The successful dating show romance appears to be going strong and Judi says it’s ‘clear’ that blonde beauty Molly-Mae Hague and boxing hunk Tommy Fury are keen to keep their Love Island story alive.
She says: ‘Their lifestyle together looks all about the pose and it’s clear from Molly and Tommy’s body language together that they’re super-keen to keep the Love Island narrative alive.
‘This couple appear to have turned their body language together into a social media art-form that the rest of us can only gaze at in awe.
‘They put so much effort into their body language to show themselves in a very idealised, pitch-perfect light and it works well, with both flirting with the cameras as much as one another.’
PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON
ROMANTIC RATING: 8/10
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in 2011 at Westminster AbbeyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Giving the royal couple a high 8/10 rating, body language expert Judi says William and Kate often share ‘new touches’ and ‘loving glances’ with each other.
She says: ‘The world’s most subtle couple in terms of PDAs have thawed a bit over lockdown and all those new touches, giggles together and loving glances have pushed them high up the charts in terms of romantic pairings.
‘They might not have the same “can’t keep their hands off one another” appeal as Harry and Meghan but with three small children under their belts the Cambridge’s do seem to be the new, flirty kids on the block.
‘One thing that has never changed though is their subliminal mirroring.
‘Like-bodied suggests like-minded thinking and objectives and William and Kate have always shown high levels of compatibility with this one trait alone.’
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