They’re the ones who are asked to stand aside on the red carpet—and hold the handbag, the drink and the coat while their pretty counterparts pose in the spotlight.
Wife: Celerie Kemble (married three years)
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Paternal Lineage: Father is Ravenel Boykin Curry, an investor.
Occupation: Partner at investment firm Eagle Capital
Education: Yale University, Harvard Business School
Fun Fact: Curry, with friends including Moby, is developing an artistic beach community in Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic, replete with a nature preserve, an organic farm, a school for local children, a golf course and two hotels.
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Wife: Lisa Airan (married two years)
Paternal Lineage: Father is physician Gunter Born, a plastic surgeon.
Occupation: Plastic surgeon
Education: Queen’s University, McMaster University (medical school)
Fun Fact: He was tactician on the Canadian sailing team that won the bronze medal at the 1999 Pan-American Games.
Wife: Marina Rust Connor (married nine years)
Hometown: Laona, Wis.
Paternal Lineage: Father Gordon is the president of the Nicolet Hardwoods Corp., a lumber company in Laona.
Occupation: Managing director in investment banking covering power and energy for JPMorgan Chase.
Education: Georgetown University, University of Chicago (master’s), University of Virginia (law).
Fun Fact: Connor and Rust met on a blind date in the Nineties.
Girlfriend: Allison Sarofim
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Furniture dealer, film producer (8 Mile, Get Rich or Die Trying)
Education: Beverly Hills High School
Fun Facts: Parr went straight from high school to selling furniture at a New York flea market. He quickly drew attention from design aficionados and landed the cover of New York magazine at age 23. With Sarofim, he is working on a yet-to-be-named horror film.
Wife: Lauren DuPont (married 11 years)
Hometown: New York
Paternal Lineage: Father Richard is a private investor.
Occupation: Painter and sculptor.
Education: Princeton University
Fun Fact: DuPont sculpted an exaggeratedly tall and thin, but otherwise realistic-looking, version of his wife (dressed, not naked) for his 2003 solo exhibition “Tomorrow Again” at the Caren Golden Fine Art Gallery in West Chelsea. His new show, “Terminal Stage,” is on display now at Lever House.