Are you curious to find out just how much astrology impacts our relationships? Your and your partner’s zodiac signs may have a far bigger impact on your emotional compatibility than you may initially have thought.
In this guide, we explore the way in which Aquarius women and Leo men get along in friendships, intimate relationships, and their sex lives based on famous couples. We also look at the upsides and downsides of a relationship between these two zodiac signs.
Analyzing the relationships of 8 Aquarius women and Leo men celebrity couples will give us a more visual understanding of the compatibility between these two signs.
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A cheerful, energetic, fiery, and exciting relationship is what you can expect when the Aquarius woman and Leo man first come together. However, as time passes, more and more challenges will surface and bring their relationship into question.
Leo men are warm, generous, possessive, egotistical, enthusiastic, and optimistic. They crave attention and recognition but they’ll be loyal partners to the end. You can expect romantic gestures at every turn if you’re in a relationship with one of these lions.
On the other hand, the Aquarius woman is kind-hearted, creative, philanthropic, mysterious, and, at times, keeps her emotions hidden.
Aquarius is an air sign and Leo is a fire sign, meaning that they ignite each other, adding a spark to their relationship. However, if things get too heated, you can expect explosions.
Furthermore, a Leo is ruled by the Sun and because the Sun never goes into retrograde, it gives Leo added stability, loyalty, and consistency. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of innovation and surprises, which gives this zodiac sign its nontraditional nature.
Do these two signs have enough spark to make their relationship work or will these sparks end up burning their relationship to the ground?
Taking a closer look at the romantic relationships of some famous Aquarius - Leo couples will give us a better idea of the emotional compatibility of these two zodiac signs. If you’re interested in learning what your own Aquarius - Leo relationship might look like in the future, read on.
Jennifer Aniston is an American Actress and producer. She initially rose to fame because of her role as Rachel in Friends, which starred between 1994 and 2004.
Since then she has appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including Murder Mystery, Just Go With It, We’re The Millers, Marley & Me, The Breakup, Horrible Bosses, The Switch, and many more.
Aniston, who was born on the 11th of February 1969 (Aquarius), is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She has been married twice, first to Brad Pitt and then to Justin Theroux.
Justin Theroux is an American actor and filmmaker who was born on the 10th of August 1971, making him a Leo. He is best known for his roles in Mulholland Drive, The Girl on the Train, American Psycho, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Iron Man 2, Miami Vice, and many others.
Justin and Jennifer started dating in 2011 shortly after having worked on the film Wanderlust together. A year later the couple got engaged, but it wasn’t until 2015 when they officially tied the knot in a small backyard ceremony in California.
Their successful relationship sadly came to an end in 2018 when the couple decided to part ways as friends, much to the surprise of everyone else.
Despite their marriage coming to an end, the two have remained great friends. Perhaps, they weren’t the perfect love match but they are the perfect friends. They continue to have a warm, nurturing relationship.
Jeanne de Funes was born on the 1st of February 1914, in France. She was an Aquarius woman best known for her work as an actress and writer. Some of her work included Louis de Funès, la comédie humaine, Champs-Elysées, and Louis de Funès intime.
Louis de Funes was a French actor and comedian born on the 31st of July 1914, making him a Leo. Louis starred in over 150 roles in film and over 100 on stage. He will always be remembered as one of France’s favorite actors.
During World War 2, Louis was studying piano at a music school in Paris, where he fell in love with Jeanne, the secretary at the school. Jeanne admitted that she, too, had fallen in love with "the young man who played jazz like God."
The couple got married in 1934 and had two children together. They remained together until Louis’s death in 1934.
Their initial attraction, long-term romance, and true love for one another goes to show that an Aquarius woman and a Leo man are indeed compatible in love.
Sam Elliot is an American actor who was born on the 9th of August 1994, making him a Leo. He has starred in films and TV shows such as The Ranch, 1883, A Star is Born, The Hero, and The Big Lebowski.
Elliot has several accolades to his name, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, a nomination for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and Two Emmy Awards.
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Katharine Ross is an American screen, stage, and TV actress. She was born on the 29th of January 1940 (making her an Aquarius), in California. She starred in The Stepford Wives, The Hero, The Shadow Riders, and The Graduate.
Sam and Katherine met back in 1978 while on the set of The Legacy. At the time, Katherine was married to her fourth husband which ended in divorce in 1979. Not long after her divorce, she and Sam started dating. The couple finally got married in 1984 and had a daughter together.
Sam attributes their successful marriage to the fact that they’ve both always put in the work that’s required to make a relationship last.
"I think really what it boils down to is we love each other, and we work at it. And I think more importantly than anything, it takes wanting to be married," he told NPR in 2017.
This couple is another testament to the true compatibility between an Aquarius and a Leo.
Roman Polanski is a film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer of French and Polish descent. He was born on the 18th of August 1933 in Paris, making him a Leo. Some of Polanski’s work includes The Pianist, Chinatown, The Ghost Writer, Carnage, and The Palace, amongst many others.
Shockingly, Polanski has been accused, and has pleaded guilty, to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor!
Sharon Tate was an American actress and model, born on the 24th of January 1943 (making her an Aquarius). Apart from her modeling work, Tate was best known for her roles in Valley of the Dolls, Fearless Vampire Killers (directed by Roman Polanski), and Eye of the Devil. Sadly, Tate and four others were murdered in her home by the Manson Family cult in 1969. She was eight months pregnant at the time.
Unfortunately, Tate and Polanski’s relationship was one riddled with infidelity, control, abuse and very strange behavior on Polanski’s side.
The two were introduced to each other in the ’60s by another film director. Tate recalls that on their first date, Polanski refused to speak to her, and on their 2nd date he tried to scare her by storming up to her with a Frankenstein mask on. Soon after their introduction, Tate landed a role in one of Polanski’s upcoming films.
Tate fell in love with Polanski and in 1968 the couple got married. Friends of Tate recall that Polanski was extremely controlling of his wife, telling her how to dress, what makeup to wear, and even forcing her to have threesomes with him and random women he’d bring home.
"He was bringing other girls to have threesomes with Sharon, and Sharon didn't like that he was picking up girls on the Sunset and bringing them home to have sex with them," recalls photographer Shahrokh Hatami in Sharon Tate: A Life.
Tate fell pregnant with Polanski’s child in 1968 after which he refused to sleep with her again and ordered her to have an abortion. Tate refused the abortion and Polanski left for London where he continued to have affairs.
Not long after Polanski had left for London, Tate and four others were brutally murdered in her home by the Manson Family Cult.
Upon receiving the devastating news Andy Braunsberg, Polanski’s good friend, recalls in the book Sharon Tate: A Life, "He literally unraveled in front of my eyes. He disintegrated."
Despite their incredibly turbulent relationship, Polanski seemed deeply affected by the death of Tate. Sadly, this relationship certainly wasn’t the fairytale romance many would hope for.
Peter Bogdanovich was an American-Serbian actor, writer, producer, director, critic, and film historian. Bogdanovich started his career as a film critic for Esquire and Film Culture and then went on to become a director. Bogdanovich was born on the 30th of July 1939, making him a Leo.
Some of Bogdanovich’s best-known films include The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What’s Up, Doc?, Mask, Saint Jack, and many more.
Cybill Shepherd is an American actress and model who was born on the 18th of February 1950, making her an Aquarius. Shepherd’s breakthrough came following her role in Peter Bogdanovich’s film, The Last Picture Film. Furthermore, she starred in Moonlighting, Taxi Driver, How to Murder Your Husband, Being Rose, and many more.
While working on The Last Picture Show together in 1971, Shepherd and Bogdanovich started dating, despite the fact that he was still married at the time.
Soon after their affair began, Bogdanovich got divorced and continued his romance with Shepherd, they were madly in love with each other until 1978 when they decided to part ways.
Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, producer, director, and philanthropist. She is best known for her roles in Law & Order, ER, Chicago P.D, Baywatch, and many more. Hargitay was born on the 23rd of January 1964, making her an Aquarius.
Peter Hermann is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his roles in Younger, Law & Order, and Blue Bloods. He was born on the 15th of August 1967, making him a Leo.
This couple met on the set of Law & Order and started dating in 2002 after Hermann asked Hargitay to accompany him to church. The couple got married in 2004 and two years later welcomed their son, August into the world. In 2011, they adopted their son and daughter, Amaya and Andrew.
Mariska and Peter told PEOPLE in 2019 that laughter is the secret to a long, happy marriage.
"I never thought I would have this much laughter in my life. Not just actual laughter, but also the way that Mariska is just the embodiment of laughter — of joy,” said Hermann to PEOPLE.
This famous Leo man and Aquarius woman continue to have a happy marriage, filled with passion, shared love, and deep understanding. Many would agree that this water bearer and lion really are the perfect match.
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, musician, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work in One False Move, Sling Blade, 1883, Bad Santa, Goliath, Fargo, The Gray Man, and many more. He was born on the 4th of August 1955 in the USA. He is a Leo. Thornton has been married a total of six times and has four children.
Many will remember Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie’s marriage from 2000 - 2003 and their somewhat strange ways, which included wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks.
Pietra Dawn Cherniak is a former Playboy model who was married to Thornton for four years. She was born on the 9th of February 1970, making her an Aquarius. The couple has two children together. Sadly, their marriage ended with Cherniak accusing Thornton of being violent and abusive, even in front of their children.
Sadly this Aquarius - Leo’s compatibility was far from perfect and they didn’t have what it takes for a long-term relationship.
Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and filmmaker who predominantly works on Hindi films. He was born on the 16th of August 1970, making him a Leo. Some of his films include Adipurush, Vikram Vedha, Tanhaji, and many more.
Amrita Singh is a well-known actress in the Bollywood film industry who gained popularity in the 80s. She was born on the 9th of February 1958, making her an Aquarius.
Despite Khan being 12 years younger than Singh, the couple got married when Singh was at the peak of her career. Sadly, after over a decade of marriage, the couple got divorced due to infidelity and irreconcilable differences. Their relationship is still said to have been one of the most romantic and controversial marriages in Bollywood.
Based on the above-mentioned celebrity couples, it seems as though Leo men and Aquarius women don’t have the love compatibility needed to make a relationship last in the long run. That being said, not all hope is lost for couples of these zodiac signs if they’re prepared to put in the relationship work needed and compromise as and when required.
Below, we will take a closer look at the compatibility of these two signs when it comes to love, sex, and friendship as well as the pros and cons of their relationship.
Although both these signs are fixed signs, they inherently have very different natures and needs when it comes to intimate relationships. The Leo man is extremely loving, passionate, possessive, and dramatic while the Aquarius woman is creative, moody, and longs for solitude.
Their sociable natures, adventurous spirit, and creativity are what initially draw them to one another. The Leo is drawn to the intelligence and creativity of the Aquarius, while she is drawn to his fun, caring, warm nature. These two also have great chemistry in the bedroom which is why they may often mistake lust for true love.
Not only is their sex life erotic, steamy, and pleasurable but these two signs also find a way of bringing their emotions into the bedroom in a healthy way. Their sex life is sure to be an incredible, fulfilling experience for both.
Unfortunately, as time goes on, power struggles may rise up between the two. Both natural leaders, the lion loves to be dominant, requires a lot of attention, and believes in the physical aspect of love. On the other hand, the Aquarius detests anyone who tries to restrict her individuality and can come across as moody and distant.
Despite their differences, these signs are loyal and honest and won’t do anything to purposely hurt the one they care most about.
After the first couple of years, when the initial sparks begin to dim, this couple may come to realize that in order for their relationship to stand the test of time, they will need to learn to compromise.
The lion will need to keep his domineering side in check and understand the Aquarius’ need for solitude, while the Aquarius will need to understand the Leo’s need for attention and physical affection.
Avoiding power struggles and the need for domination will also allow this union the opportunity it deserves to stand the test of time and blossom into its full potential.
Both signs are extremely social, attracting friends wherever they go, and generally speaking, the Leo man and the Aquarius woman work better as friends or business associates than they do as lovers.
Of the celebrity couples discussed above, only Jeanne de Funès and Louis de Funès, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann, and Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross are still married or were married until death. Regardless of their differences, these couples have managed to put in the relationship work needed for a happy romance. Their shared values, ability to laugh, communication styles, and passionate ways have boded well for their love compatibility.
Scandalous might not be the correct way to describe Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate’s relationship but it certainly is the most shocking of the Leo man and Aquarius woman relationships described above. Not only were their first few dates incredibly strange but the dynamics throughout their marriage, the abuse she endured, and the way her life ended were all tremendous tragedies.
Based on the above-mentioned celebrity couples relationships it would appear that unfortunately Leo men and Aquarius women are not compatible in love. However, that’s not to say that every Leo - Aquarius relationship is doomed. If couples are able to come to a happy compromise on their fundamental differences and are willing to put in the relationship work needed, things can work out for the best.
Based on the above, we are able to see that an Aquarius woman and a Leo man aren’t the most compatible of the zodiac signs when it comes to love.
While their initial attraction and sex life will make it feel as though they’re the perfect match, as time goes on things like power struggles and conflicting desires may cause huge amounts of friction in their relationship.
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