9 Sexy Quotes By Celebrity Men Supporting Their Female Counterparts

In today’s society, I think we can agree that few things are more sexy than a man who supports and empowers the women in his life to the fullest. A man who feels confident enough in his own skin to not be intimidated by a female partner who has a strong desire to achieve something incredible. To those men, the ones who cheer their partners on with enthusiasm, however ambitious their goals may be, we raise our glasses to you!

We’re told as women to be careful of “not coming on too strong” for fear that too much drive, ambition and confidence will turn a man off. When on the contrary, men are rewarded for displaying these traits. Whether it be on a Tinder date or in the workplace, I’m sure most women can relate to having had  thoughts about “downplaying” personality traits or “holding back” in order to not come off as intimidating. In celebrity relationships, when a female counterpart becomes too famous/successful, the relationship can come to a screeching halt, which we’ve seen several examples of in pop culture. But despite this, several A-list actors, politicians and humanitarians are paving the way for male-feminism, and the economic and social equality rate in Scandinavia is higher than ever, soaring to the top in several gender equality indexes, the future is bright!

Here’s a list of inspiring quotes from influential men who adore and stand up for their girlfriends and wives, gladly sharing the spotlight with the main female go-getter in their lives.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry in his 2013 speech for Chime for Change: “When women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them — their families, their communities, and their countries. This is not just about women, we men need to recognize the part we play too. Real men treat women with dignity and give them the respect they deserve.”

 

Simon Konecki

Singer, Adele told Vanity Fair about her husband, Simon: “He’s not threatened by any stage of my life that I’m going for, and that’s an amazing thing. It’s the most serious relationship I’ve ever been in; we have a child together and we live together.”

 

Matthew McConaughey

Actor, Matthew McConaughey on his wife, Camilla: “A good woman gives a man courage and confidence. Man is never more masculine than after the birth of his first child. I don’t mean in a macho way. I mean in terms of giving a man strength. Camilla is a woman who knows herself. She has self respect and that is infinitely projected onto me and our children.”

 

Jon Olsson

Professional skier, Jon Olsson on his wife, Janni: “I thought I was the hot, cool guy but she didn’t seem to care at all. She was the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen, and I realized very early that things were different with this girl. She was confident in a way that always made me question whether she liked me or not, and I always felt like I had to do my absolute best to get her to fall in love with me. I heard she was going out in Stockholm at 6 pm, I was on a flight at 7 via multiple cities in Europe. Ever since then, it was us.”

 

John Legend

John Legend after his wife, Chrissy was mom shamed after the couple was seen going out to dinner just a few weeks after their baby was born: “Funny there’s no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it.”

 

Ian Somerhalder

Actor Ian Somerhalder taking part in the “Real Man” campaign by Women’s Aid UK: “Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners. Period.”

 

Jon Hamm

Mad Men star, Jon Hamm: “For years men ruled the workplace and women played a subservient role. Working wives were rare, because their place was in the home, bringing up the kids. The women who did work were treated as second class citizens, because it was a male-dominated society. That was life then. But it wouldn’t be tolerated today, and that’s quite alright with me.”

 

Barack Obama

Barack Obama on his wife and children: “The great thing about the girls is they’ve got a wonderful role model in their mom. They’ve seen how Michelle and I interact-not only the love but also the respect that I show to their mom. So I think they have pretty high expectations about how relationships should be, and that gives me some confidence about the future.”

 

George Clooney

George Clooney on his wife, Amal: “She’s an amazing human being. She’s caring and she also happens to be one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met. Some of the things that she takes on are astonishing. I’m always very proud of her when she’s speaking at the International Court of Appeals in Strasbourg with her robe on. It’s impressive. And also pretty sexy.”

Sources: InStyle Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair, RoyalCentral.co and Jon Olson’s personal YouTube channel
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