Celebrity Couples That Rocked Hollywood
Dating is hard, and we all know that dating in Hollywood is even harder. Like all of us, celebrities want to be loved and understood, but finding their one true love is never easy, especially when they’re working almost 24/7 in the limelight. With that said, stars seem to have more trouble when it comes to romance because of the glare of publicity. Nevertheless, there are some celebrities out there whose love stories have stood the test of time.
We’re looking back on some famous couples who have romances that are both inspiring and insightful. Some of them have graced the big and small screens together, such as Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Meanwhile, there are those couples whose relationships began on the movie set and went on to stick together even after receiving their movie credits. (We’re looking at you, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick!)
Couples who made it last in Hollywood are a testament that love can withstand anything. That being said, here’s a list of celebrity couples that rocked Hollywood.
Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgartner | 17 Years
Kevin Costner has been in the entertainment business for over three decades. With the many roles he has played so far, his favorite part is being a husband and a father. The 66-year-old star loves to spend his time with his blended family in their Aspen ranch.
Costner has seven kids. Three of them are with Baumgartner, while the rest are from his previous relationships. The actor gave credit to his kids for helping him make his dreams come true. Every time he would bid his goodbye to their kids when he had a new project to do, their brave faces showed they understood the need for him to get away, as they anticipated his return. They would often give him hugs that he wished would never end. For Costner, his kids would always be bigger than the movies he had to make.
William Daniels & Bonnie Bartlett | 70 years
On June 30, 2021, William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Before their major marital milestone, the celebrity couple revealed their favorite thing about each other in an interview. The Boy Meets World actor said that their bond is based on mutual respect, and he gets along with his wife, whom he described as “smarter than me and a better actor than me.”
As for his Emmy-winning actress wife, she noted that her doting husband brings laughter into their lives every day, and that’s her favorite thing about him. She said his sense of humor is “really good” for her because she’s “very intense.” In addition, Bartlett credits Daniels for being a great father to their two adopted sons, Michael and Robert. Seventy years is definitely no easy feat, and we adore these two for being role models of Hollywood romance.
Dolly Parton & Carl Dean | 57 years
Even though Dolly Parton is responsible for writing some of the world’s greatest love songs, including 1973’s I Will Always Love You, she and her husband Carl Thomas Dean like to keep their romance extremely private. Indeed, they are rarely photographed or interviewed together!
They have been together since 1964, and the singer expressed that her husband is a quiet and reserved man who doesn’t want to be in the limelight. Still, her husband’s privacy may just be the secret to keeping their romance strong. After 57 years together, Parton said she and her husband keep the electricity and sparks alive by having spontaneous and simple dates from time to time. She also added that Dean always thinks of creative ways to make her feel special. He would give her a bouquet and usually write her a little poem, which, according to Parton, is priceless.
Billy Crystal & Janice Goldfinger | 55 years
Billy Crystal has been happily married to Janice Goldfinger for five decades! His romantic life has been as colorful as his career, and his marriage is deemed as one of the very rare long-lasting romances in Hollywood. During an interview, he said that their first date was in 1966, and four years later, they decided to tie the knot. Crystal pointed out that his wife is perfect for him, and he feels lucky about finding the right person at only age 18.
Aside from that, he shared that laughing together a lot was the secret to a loving relationship. They have grown together and went through challenges, from parenting to grandparenting, and made it through because of love. The comedian also expressed they still find interesting things to talk about in good times and bad and credits his wife for being even more “beautiful now than any other time in her life.”
Ina & Jeffrey Garten | 52 years
Ina Garten has a love for cooking and a love for life. Despite a television and cookbook empire spanning decades, her 50-plus years of marriage to Jeffrey Garten is the highlight of her life. Even until now, she refers to her husband as “the best friend anybody could have.”
The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in December 2018, and to honor the special occasion, Ina took to her Instagram to publish throwback photos and sweet messages for her husband. Two years prior, the chef released her 10th cookbook, filling it with her husband’s favorite recipes and naming it Cooking for Jeffrey. The pair met in 1963 when Ina visited her brother at Dartmouth College, where Jeffrey was earning his degree. Years later, they married and have grown in their individual careers. Since Barefoot Contessa was launched, Jeffrey has been a favorite guest on his wife’s show.
Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson | 51 years
The Jackson family is undeniably one of the most inspirational in the entertainment business— and no, we’re not talking about The Jackson 5. Actors Samuel and LaTanya Jackson have managed to find love and even keep it for over four decades, all while raising a child and hitting the jackpot in their respective careers.
The actress shared in an interview about what keeps their long-lasting marriage together. She revealed that one must have a big heart and the Lord. She added that anyone needs to turn to somebody whenever there are challenges, and to her, that someone is the Lord. The two first met when they were earning their college degrees, and since then, they have weathered storms in life together. While it’s not easy for them to keep their marriage intact, Mrs. Jackson’s number one tip is: never go to bed angry at your partner.
Ron & Cheryl Howard | 51 years
Ron Howard has achieved many things in his career as a Hollywood actor and director, but he hasn’t been on that beautiful journey alone. Throughout the past four decades, the iconic star has had the love and support of his wife, Cheryl.
In 1975, the award-winning actor walked down the aisle with his high school sweetheart. From there, the celebrity pair have kept their bond strong. They subsequently became the proud parents of four kids: daughter Bryce Dallas, twins Jocelyn and Paige, and their youngest child, son Reed. Even though the celebrity duo is as happy as can be, keeping a solid marriage of more than 40 years doesn’t just happen overnight. Fortunately, the twosome has found the secret behind their lasting romance: communication. The Da Vinci Code director gave constant “communication in constructive ways” credit for being the key to making their love last. The couple keeps defying the Hollywood odds up until today.
Jeff Bridges & Susan Geston Bridges | 46 years
Although Jeff Bridges and his wife have been married for more than 40 years, there was once a time when the Crazy Heart actor was actually terrified of commitment. He revealed that when he was in his 20s, he feared marriage to a huge degree and thought it was a giant step to take. Even though he tried everything in his power to resist it, someone perfect came into the picture.
Bridges still remember that incredible moment like it was yesterday. He even brings with him a special photo of his wife, Susan, from the day when they first met. At that time, Susan waited tables to pay for tuition while the actor was there to film the movie Rancho Deluxe. Bridges knew that he was madly in love with her the minute he saw her. Well, isn’t he romantic?
Denzel & Pauletta Washington | 44 years
Denzel Washington and his better half, Pauletta Pearson Washington, have been married for four decades, which is an impressive milestone for Hollywood couples. While the duo has had their share of ups and downs, they made sure to put in a lot of sacrifices to make their relationship work. Of course, it has paid off, big time. These days, the actors are the proud parents of four kids and are still happily in love.
The two first met while working alongside each other on the 1977 television movie Wilma, but pure luck and circumstance brought them together a year later. Since reconnecting, they began laying the foundation for a wonderful future together. The couple shared in an interview their investments in their relationship, such as laughter. Mr. and Mrs. Washington said that laughing together is the key to keeping their bong strong after all these years.
Meryl Streep & Don Gummer | 43 years
Meryl Streep first met Don Gummer in the late ’70s after being introduced by the actress’ brother, Harry. During this time, the two kept in touch through letters, and their friendship became increasingly serious to the degree that it blossomed into a romance. Streep reportedly wasn’t convinced she was ready to have a new relationship, but a friend encouraged her to get to know Gummer if she liked him. True enough, the Kramer vs. Kramer actress ended up staying in his loft.
Several months later, on September 30, 1978, the duo tied the knot. Their wedding ceremony was held in Streep’s parents’ house on Mason’s Island, Connecticut. In the years since, the pair have welcomed four kids together: Mamie, Grace, Henry, and Louisa. Louisa is now a model, Henry is a musician, and Mamie and Grace have carved a path in Hollywood just like their mom.
Mark & Marilou Hamill | 43 years
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill and his spouse, Marilou York, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December 2018. In case you don’t know, the longtime couple didn’t meet in Hollywood or at a star-studded party as many celebrity couples do. Instead, they came across each other at a dentist’s office.
At the time, York was working as a dental hygienist, and Hamill was a patient. They started dating, but their relationship, however, didn’t take off from there. The actor admitted that the degree of fame from the legendary movie got to his head. This, in return, affected their relationship, and they split up for a while. Eventually, he wanted something to hold onto— a family. That’s when he thought of marriage, and as you might have guessed, York was “the right one.” They wed in December 1978 in an intimate ceremony in Malibu and later welcomed three children together: Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea.
Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross | about 43 years
Actors Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott are one of the lucky few exceptions when it comes to relationships made in Hollywood. They have been married for 36 years, which is quite rare in the movie business. The pair first met in 1978 while filming The Legacy in London, where they portrayed a couple. Actually, they had acting credits in Butch Cassidy nearly a decade earlier, but they never met on set.
When the two worked together in The Legacy in London, one thing led to another, and until today, they are crazy in love with each other. Ross and Elliott appeared together on the big screen again in the 2017 film The Hero, and they never stop working as they have more projects in the pipeline. Today, the lovebirds divide their time between their homes in Oregon and California.
Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne | 42 years
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary, and they each posted adorable photos from their wedding day on their social media accounts. The couple tied the knot in Hawaii 4th of July in 1982, around 12 years after they first met when Sharon’s father, Don Arden, was managing Ozzy’s band Black Sabbath in 1970. Years later, she began managing the Ozzy herself, and their professional relationship unexpectedly became romantic.
The pair welcomed three kids together, and their family went on to become one of pop culture’s most legendary families, starring in the hit television show The Osbournes. As seen in the show, the couple’s romance has had its many rough patches, but nearly four decades later, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still carrying the flame to the degree that they renewed their wedding vows in May 2017.
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen | 42 years
By the time Keith Richards and Patti Hansen met in 1979, The Rolling Stones guitarist had been married and had three kids. However, once he saw the model for the very first time, he immediately fell in love. The two met again on another encounter, and that’s when their romance truly began.
Fast forward to four decades later, and the couple now has two kids, Theodore and Alexandra, and five grandkids. Well, how exactly did a constantly busy rock star and a hardworking model build such a solid relationship? The musician reportedly demonstrated his adoration for Hansen throughout their time together by making mixtapes and drawing art on them. Meanwhile, the model revealed she still keeps everything in boxes to remember their early days together. These things, among many other investments in their relationship, have cemented their bond over the years. Indeed, they’re very much in love until today!
Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett | 41 years
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance’s great relationship is as good as they look. The two actors are celebrating 24 years of marriage in October 2021, and as their fans have witnessed, they still put in the work to keep the support uplifting, the communication open, and the spark alive. When asked about her relationship tips for the young ones, Bassett advised, “Find a nice person.” She also stressed the importance of finding someone who’s in it to fight and win with you.
Before becoming Hollywood actors, Bassett and Vance earned their degrees at the Yale School of Drama in the ’80s. However, it was over a decade later that their friendship took a turn for romance. In 1997, three years after they first dated, they tied the knot. Years later, they added twins to the mix, son Slater and daughter Bronwyn. The celebrity duo has since maintained impossibly busy careers and a strong marriage over the years.
Ringo Starr & Barbara Bach | 40 Years
Despite the negative image rock stars have, Ringo Starr managed to defy it with his longstanding marriage with Barbara Bach. The two met past the height of his fame, but the actress did not mind. In fact, their relationship has remained low-key since the very beginning, tying the knot in a civil ceremony in 1981 instead of having a grand wedding. What is their secret?
According to Bach, their marriage lasted for a simple reason; she loves Starr. The degree of silence surrounding their romance may also have something to do with making their marriage last. The Beatles drummer also said he loved his wife today as much as he did when they first met, and he was beyond blessed that she loved him and they were still together after 40 years of marriage. Though Starr has been separated from his first wife, Maureen Starkey Tigrett, Bach is probably his last.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall | 34 Years
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has only been married once, and it is with Brad Hall. The two first met in the 1980s when they were still students at Northwestern University. At the time, the actress auditioned for a theatre production the actor was producing. Little did she know that she was about to meet her better half then.
Louis-Dreyfus instantly knew that Hall was the one for her when she laid her eyes on him. True to her words, they ended up getting married in 1987. It looks like Hall did not just make an investment in a show that his now-wife was about to start back then. He even made her his better half. Thirty-four years after tying the knot, they were still happily married and shared two kids, Henry and Charlie. The love the couple has for each other has always remained, as Louis-Dreyfus calls Hall “the love of her life.”
William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman | 24 Years
If there is a pair who is worth being called a Hollywood power couple, no one deserves this credit more than William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. These two have overcome a lot in their romance, from personal struggles to triumphs, but they still manage to be together. Macy and Huffman had been in an on-and-off relationship for 15 years before they finally tied the knot in 1997. This just means that they have been together for about 39 years, and it is a relationship like no other.
With this achievement, Macy and Huffman often gush about their romance and believe there is no secret to a long-lasting relationship. The actor revealed he just felt lucky to have met someone like Huffman. They grew up together, shared the same interests, and no one had seen him the way the actress saw him.
Ricky Gervais & Jane Fallon |37 Years
Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon first met when they went to the University College of London in 1982. They were college sweethearts, and since then, they have been together. They moved in together, probably with the help of a moving company, after graduation. As newly graduates, the couple still lacked the funds they needed to have their own house, so they stayed in a one-room flat in a rough area.
However, as they both worked hard, they started to settle into their own careers and are known as the big stars today. Gervais is an actor-comedian, while Fallon is a successful author. Despite the success they have today, the two never think of marriage. In fact, they find themselves “happily unmarried.” Gervais explained he sees their romance as “married for all intents and purposes.” They have shared everything, and what they have even lasted longer than married couples.
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn | 38 Years
Another power couple who chose not to be married is Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. When the two first met on the set of the movie Swing Shift in 1983, they had never let go of each other. For the pair, having a marriage certificate was not needed. The actress explained they all tried marriage, and sometimes it did not work, so no matter how many times they were asked, they had decided not to tie the knot.
Hawn revealed they were already more than happy to be together even without a certificate to prove their love. Their relationship is all about them, their feelings, and their will to stay by each other’s side. Sure, Hawn and Russell have to give a few things up, but no degree of joy and excitement can replace their being together and touching the toes of each other at night.
Christopher Guest & Jamie Lee Curtis | 37 Years
Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis have been married for 37 years, and they have managed to maintain a happily married life all these years. Sure, many want to know the secret to their romance, but the actress only has one trick for that—never get separated. Curtis advised others never to call their lawyers so that no one would file for a legal separation. No matter what they do, they will stick together.
She even joked that she could already write a book on marriage titled Don’t Leave. In almost 40 years of marriage, Curtis admitted that not everything was fun and games. Indeed, they have a wonderful life together, but that has been complicated and imperfect. Just like others, Guest and Curtis’ marriage is very real and not derived from a movie. Today, the couple shares two kids, Ruby and Annie Guest.
Tina Turner & Erwin Bach | 8 Years
Tina Turner found luck in love when she tied the knot for the second time with Erwin Bach in 2013. Though the couple has been together for 36 years, it took them a whopping 28 years before they decided to take their love to another level. The music icon did not mind things that were said about them, especially about their 16-year age gap.
She perfectly knows the recipe for their enduring romance, and that is to give each other the freedom and space they need. Though they are a pair, Turner knows that they are still two separate individuals with different wants and needs. She also proudly shares that Bach is never intimidated by her fame. He never tries to dim the degree of light she has so that he can shine. Instead, they have become the light for each other.
Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham | 35 Years
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for 35 years, and just like celebrity couples who have a lasting romance, they are not married. The two believe tying the knot will only complicate things, so they choose not to do so. In fact, they are even afraid that if they exchange vows, they will end up needing the help of their attorneys to legally separate.
Graham had been married before, and it ended up in a separation not long after. He probably did not want the same thing to happen again. He was careful this time. The two met in 1974, but Winfrey and Graham started dating in 1986. At the time, the Queen of All Media began to rise to prominence, and questions about their romance got rampant. Though Graham proposed, the pair decided not to marry and stay together this way.
Bryan Cranston & Robin Dearden | 32 Years
Bryan Cranston has been married twice, and he found the love he is looking for in his second wife, Robin Dearden. The two tied the knot in 1989 after they met on the set of Airwolf in 1986. However, they did not get into a romance right then and there. They went on their separate ways after their guesting but met each other again after a year. From here, they started going on dates.
When the time came that Cranston wanted to propose, he made it comical. Knowing he would cry if he made it formal, he chose to do it in a shower. He put the ring on his pinky toe to hide it, and when he popped up the question, he lifted his leg and told her to get the ring off his toe.
Though some might find it weird, Dearden gave it credits for being “so romantic.”
Bill Pullman & Tamara Hurwitz | 34 Years
It has been 34 years since Bill Pullman and Tamara Hurwitz tied the knot, but it is only now that the actor has learned the secret to a healthy and lasting relationship. The 67-year-old star believes it has something to do with their activities together, putting their hands in the dirt, digging, and planting.
Pullman revealed they spend a lot of time outdoors together, especially at their ranch, and enjoy doing similar things. These things help them be in tune together, and more than 40 years after their first meeting, they have been on an epic journey with three kids along. Pullman and Hurwitz are clearly happy together. They will often celebrate their love by spending their time together and swiping their credit cards to try new restaurants in the area. They still enjoy dating, especially when it comes to celebrating their anniversaries.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson | 33 Years
Though the way Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met is quite common, their relationship is very special. The couple is now defying the odds with their 33-year marriage. Their love began on the set of Bosom Buddies, but as the actor was still married at the time, things got very complicated.
Hanks and Wilson made their romance public in 1986, and after two years, they sealed their love with a wedding ring. For the actor, their relationship’s success was about timing, maturity, and their “willingness to have an intimate connection.” Hanks knew he had to change when he married Wilson. Their marriage was in no way like in the movies, but it was concrete and real. They both knew that they would be with each other no matter what happened, and they would get through any degree of problems. True enough, Hanks and Wilson are still happily married today.
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick |33 Years
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick had a different first meeting scenario. If many on the list met on the set of a show or a movie, he first saw his now-wife when she was only 12 years old. At the time, the actor was doing a play, and the actress was with her brother. He was only 19 then, and she was the little girl who saw her idol. Who would have thought that they would work together in the 1987 movie Lemon Sky after a decade?
Though Sedgwick revealed he was not her type, everything changed, and they ended up married in 1988. The couple had nothing but good words for each other. Despite being together for more than three decades, they still give one another credit for doing the things they do to make their marriage last. Today, Bacon and Sedgwick share two kids, Sosie and Travis Bacon.
Snoop Dogg & Shante Taylor | 24 Years
Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor may have only been married for 24 years, but they have been together almost all their lives. They have known each other since high school, and since then, they have been in a whirlwind romance. The couple tied the knot in 1997. However, the rapper decided to get the help of his lawyer and filed for a legal separation in 2004. Thankfully, he later had a change of heart, thanks to his love for his kids and wife.
Snoop even decided to renew their vows in 2008, and despite the number of rumors thrown their way, they only came out better and stronger. Their renewed marriage has been a new start for the two. He once again fell in love with Taylor, and he knows that he needs his wife and kids no matter how successful his career is.
Harry Connick Jr. & Jill Goodacre | 27 Years
The first time Harry Connic Jr. first saw Jill Goodacre, he was so stunned to an incredible degree that he almost drowned in the pool he was in. Though the model first refused his offer to eat out, she eventually agreed. From that moment on, a new power couple was born. The two tied the knot in 1997, and 27 years into marriage, the actor revealed they remain interested in each other.
Connick added he continued to stay engaged in their romance, which for him is the secret to lasting love. Despite almost three decades of being together, he said Goodacre is still fascinating and mysterious. They have also maintained to have a close friendship, and it is like marrying his best friend. Connick revealed he and his wife have the same values. This makes it easier for them to try and impart those on their three children, Georgia Tatum, Charlotte, and Sarah Kate Connick.
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker | 27 Years
If Sarah Jessica Parker has been looking for love in her hit HBO show, in real life, she has already found the one for her, Matthew Broderick. The couple has been married for 27 years. Despite the degree of rumors about their romance, they have only remained stronger together. Compared to other relationships, these two believe having some time apart is the secret to their long-lasting romance.
They let themselves be away from each other, knowing they would come back to one another’s arms later. Though the actor does not see this as a secret at all, he is grateful that he has Parker. He knows he loves her, and everything about their love is amazing. Broderick does not even feel like they have been together for almost three decades. Their shared passion for theaters has bound them together. They are even set to work together in a Broadway show in 2021.
Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa | 30 years
Throughout their 30-year marriage, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa have enjoyed many lovely memories. Their strong bond has endured the passage of time.
Springsteen first met Scialfa in the early 1980s at a concert by a local musician at The Stone Pony in New Jersey. Her voice astounded him, and they became friends. Scialfa even opted to join Springsteen on his Tunnel of Love Express Tour in 1988, delaying her first solo album. It didn’t take long for them to know that they were meant for each other. Since then, Scialfa had always been there for Springsteen. He admitted that she is most likely the person who knows and understands him best and that this may be the secret to their everlasting love’s success. Scialfa and Springsteen claim that keeping their private lives hidden from the public is the secret to their long-term partnership. Fans could always tell how well they got along since they are doing well with their career investments and frequently perform emotional duets during their travels.
Rob Lowe & Sheryl Berkoff | 30 years
Rob Lowe is best known for films like St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night from the 1980s, and he and Tom Cruise teamed up for The Outsiders. His career has spanned many years as he transitioned to the realm of TV. His credits in shows like On The West Wing and Parks and Recreation hit the audience.
Since he is known as a heartthrob, Lowe’s dating life has always been a topic of discussion. Lowe had a romantic relationship with Winona Ryder, but his greatest love story is with his wife, Sheryl Berkoff. Lowe and Berkoff met in 1983 and married in 1991. They weren’t ready to settle down after a couple of dates, so they stopped seeing each other. Their love story has a romantic and Hollywood feel: Lowe was filming Bad Influence seven years after they met, and Berkoff was the makeup artist on the set. Lowe revealed that he stopped drinking and began living a healthy lifestyle after falling in love with his wife. He has also expressed his admiration for his two boys, John and Matthew.
Don Cheadle & Bridgid Coulter | 29 years
Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter may now be added to the growing list of celebrities who secretly married this year. The Marvel star said he married his longtime partner after 28 years of togetherness.
Coulter and Cheadle started dating in the 1990s, and while they have both accomplished great things in their careers, they have always valued their relationship and kept the flame burning. The actor frequently expresses his degree of affection for his wife by posting pictures of her on social media. Not only does Coulter know how to manage her love life, but she also knows how to construct a home. Although the interior designer is not well-known on Instagram, her profile features exquisite house designs, and she frequently posts her work on her social media accounts. Coulter is a mother of two children, whom she shares with Cheadle. Although it took nearly three decades for them to say “I do,” the couple had little trouble growing their family before that.
Warren Beatty & Annette Bening | 29 years
Many Hollywood marriages have ended up in a separation. However, the profession’s most well-known “lothario”, actor-director Warren Beatty and actress Annette Bening, are still together. According to mythology, this casanova made tens of thousands of women fall in love with him—12,775 to be exact.
The Bonnie and Clyde star was in his 50s when he met the woman he eventually married. He met Bening in 1990 and married her two years later, to the surprise of many. According to Beatty, when he first saw Bening, he knew it was time to be married. Bugsy was not the end of the couple’s artistic partnership. They collaborated on projects such as Love Affair and Rules Don’t Apply. Regardless, neither allowed their career investments to control their lives. He enjoys being a parent to his four children, even though he likes to keep them out of the spotlight. Beatty earlier revealed that he wanted to be present for his family when he finally got one.
Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen | 28 years
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have a marriage that has lasted over a quarter-century, which is unusual in Hollywood. Although they’ve been together for a long time, they still make a point of gushing about one another in public.
The opportunity came knocking on the set of Pontiac Moon, a period family drama released in 1994. However, let’s say that neither of the stars expected any off-screen drama, and no one expected to fall in love. According to Danson, the five hours they spent filming a sequence in which their characters were out on the water in a canoe accelerated their romance. They got hitched in October 1995, and their guest list of roughly 150 individuals was pretty star-studded. Danson’s $1 million investment mansion in Martha’s Vineyard hosted the event. Their unending admiration for each other is also a result of having gone through the whole marriage thing before. It made it easier for them to find the right person to spend the rest of their lives with.
Elton John & David Furnish | 28 years
Elton John and David Furnish cling to each other more than 25 years after they started dating, mainly because they are one of the most prominent couples proud of their orientation. The British singer and Canadian filmmaker became a fixture on the red carpet and were open about their feelings.
John decided to restart his social life, so he moved to London and asked a friend to introduce him to new people. That’s when he met Furnish. They soon became two of the most prominent figures at the world’s most important parties and events. Unlike the music icon’s previous relationships, in which his degree often overshadowed the relationship and identity of his partner, Furnish was not afraid of his now-partner’s personality. He was even proud of him and helped him launch his documentary, Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras. John proposed to his partner during a dinner party with friends and family in May 2005, and they married on December 21, the same year same-sex marriage became legal in the UK.
Stephen and Evelyn Colbert | 28 years
Stephen Colbert has risen to the top of the TV talk-show game since taking over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015. He regularly outperformed the competition to become the No.1 late-night host. He also has a slew of credits to show for his ability and hard work, including two Grammys, two Peabodys, and a whopping nine Emmys. We’re delighted to say that his personal life is equally successful. Stephen has been married to Evelyn McGee Colbert for almost three decades now.
Stephen and Evelyn’s love story appears to be destiny. The comedian chose to visit his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, to sort out his emotions from his past relationship. At the time, his mother invited him to the Spoleto Festival because his sister could not attend. He accepted, and it was the best decision he had ever made because it was there that he met Evelyn. He saw the gorgeous woman in a black linen outfit and quickly thought, “There’s your wife.” From here, the rest is history.
Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern | 28 years
Some relationships may not have a fairytale start, but they can have a magical finish, as Lisa Kudrow and her French advertising executive husband, Michel Stern, have discovered. When they first met in the 1980s, it was love at first sight for the Friends star. However, there was one huge flaw: he wasn’t single. Then, once he was, they didn’t see each other for years.
Kudrow was a young aspiring actress with only a few credits to her name when she developed a big love for her roommate’s boyfriend. A twist of fate then happened, and Stern and his then-girlfriend ended their romance after two and a half months of dating. Anyhow, the two did not meet again until six years later, when fate brought them together at the old roommate’s birthday celebration. They began dating after that unexpected encounter and married in May of 1995. The couple seemed to be still passionately enamored with one another, 28 years after they initially married.
Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond | 29 years
It’s incredible to think that, with her career investments — including creating Mean Girls and writing a New York Times bestselling memoir, to name a few — Tina Fey still found time to marry and start a family.
So, who’s the lucky guy? It’s Jeff Richmond. He works in the entertainment industry, and the two have been married for nearly three decades. In Chicago, Jeff got a position as an in-house pianist at Del Close’s ImprovOlympic Theater (iO). Richmond met Fey while working at an improv theater in 1993. Is there any way this love story could be any more perfect? After meeting at iO, the two began dating. Fey relocated to New York City a few years later and got a job as part of the writing crew of Saturday Night Live. Soon after, Richmond began working in the music department for the late-night TV show. After years of dating, the couple finally married in 2001!
Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman | 27 years
Elizabeth Banks and her actor husband Max Handelman have been married for 27 years, a lifetime in Hollywood. They developed as a team and were always making decisions that drew them closer together.
Of those decisions? Working together was the best. The couple founded Brownstone Productions, a film production firm, in 2002. Handelman worked in finance on Wall Street until Banks “dragged him into the business.” Since then, the college sweethearts have produced several films together, including all three Pitch Perfect films and, most recently, a reimagining of Charlie’s Angels, which Banks directed and also starred in. The actress claimed she’s a little conservative regarding marriage, which has helped them keep their relationship going. It doesn’t hurt that the two are still very much in love. Banks and Handelman are now proud parents of two energetic young boys who keep them on their toes, as well as a thriving production company that promises to propel their degree to the top of the Hollywood chain.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith | 26 years
Will Carroll Smith Jr. is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors—not just an actor, though, but also a producer and a rapper. His equally successful wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is an actress, producer, and screenwriter. Jada’s big break came when she starred in The Nutty Professor and strung her credits with Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, and many others. Will and Jada got married in 1997. Since then, they have consistently demonstrated that real love can triumph over any adversity.
Smith and Jada initially met when the latter auditioned for a role in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. At the time, she was trying her luck to be the on-screen girlfriend of Smith’s character. She didn’t get the part because she was too short, but fate had different plans for them. Jada and Will have not appeared in any films together (as actors), but they have produced a few films together and have a combined production business called Overbrook Entertainment.
Steve & Nancy Carell | 26 years
You may know Steve Carell as the 40-year-old virgin or as Michael Scott from The Office. His characters always had terrible luck with love, but he has been married for 26 years in real life. The 59-year-old actor met his wife, Nancy Ellen Carell, through comedy, and what better way to make a marriage work than laughter?
If you’re a fan of The Office, you’ve undoubtedly seen Nancy in it. She played Carol Stills in the show and was also a member of Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1996. The couple has collaborated on The Daily Show, but they met long before being formerly part of the entertainment industry. Their story began while they were still unknowns, developing their skills in preparation for a degree in the industry. Nancy took classes at Chicago’s Second City Theater, where Steve worked. He didn’t leave it up to chance because she worked at the bar across the street. The actor immediately fell in love, and it didn’t take long for Steve to realize Nancy was the one for him.
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa | 26 years
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa are the people to consult if you want to know the keys to a long and happy marriage. The couple married on May 1, 1996, and have been together ever since. Their love story has inspired so many people that Consuelos published What Makes a Marriage Last year. They shared some amusing anecdotes, recollections, and their investments in a marriage that has lasted more than two decades.
Ripa and Consuelos first met on the set of All My Children when they played a loving couple on screen. They ignited chemistry and, of course, mutual interest right away. They married just a year after they started dating. The actor proposed to her in an informal setting: they ate pizza and drank wine at his flat when he asked her to marry him. The duo isn’t scared to let the world know about their relationship. Consuelos insists that “he is crazy for his wife” and that “family is significant” to them both despite the breakup and disagreements.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill | 25 years
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s love is like a love song! They have one of the most enduring passions in music, and their bond is just becoming stronger. Hill and McGraw have not only been married for over 20 years, but they have also toured together and worked on each other’s music.
The country duo met at a Nashville show in late 1994 while they were each dating other individuals. He was dating Kristine Donahue at the time, and Hill had just separated from Daniel Hill. It was until Hill joined McGraw on the Spontaneous Combustion tour two years later that flames flew. The Don’t Take the Girl singer married his country cutie in October 1996 in his Louisiana birthplace after a whirlwind romance. The pair spread their love across the country through their On their Soul2Soul tour. They had three daughters born in between awards, credits, and recording hits.
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness | 25 years
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have been happily married for more than two decades, which is nearly unheard of in Hollywood. They met while filming Corelli, and for Jackman, it was love at first glance.
Although Furness required some persuasion, she quickly recognized their love was meant to be. The couple married less than a year later and have been together ever since. They’ve adopted two children, watched Jackman’s degree take off, and reach A-list fame along the way. However, neither celebrity nor time has harmed their bond. Jackman and Furness are still excellent examples of what real love looks like today. Although it may not seem passionate, Jackman and his wife adhere to a strict set of rules that they established early on in their relationship. Never stay away for more than two weeks and never, ever going to bed angry are two of them.
David & Victoria Beckham | 24 Years
David and Victoria Beckham are dubbed as one of the hottest couples ever since they started dating. The two first met at the lounge of Manchester United. It was love at first sight for the former Spice Girls member, and it seemed that the pro footballer had his sights set on marrying her even before their paths crossed. Once they started dating, it was clear that they were smitten with one another. The couple tied the knot and welcomed four children throughout their marriage.
The pair’s investments into their relationship have helped them get through various tabloid news thrown at them time and time again. The couple has certainly thrived in their respective careers and businesses that they will not want for anything in the years to come. With 24 years of marriage under their belt, these two are clearly in it for the long haul.
Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann | 24 Years
Little did Judd Apatow know that when he took on the work as the producer of The Cable Guy, he would meet his future wife, Leslie Mann. The actress, who has worked on The Knocked Up, had a crush on Ben Stiller, the movie director. Still, she gave Apatow a chance to date her. It didn’t come as a surprise that the two fell in love and tied the knot a year after they started dating. They welcomed two daughters into their marriage, and it is clear that it was a family they would be working together soon enough.
Aside from The Knocked Up, the Apatow family also worked in the film, This is 40. The couple has been married for more than two decades now, and it seems that their love is continuously growing. Though they are not free from fights, they are like any lovebirds who work on their relationship to their credit. Even their daughters are growing up with their own voices at home. For sure, Apatow and Mann’s marriage will last for a long time.
Thandie Newton & Ol Parker | 23 Years
Thandie Newton has plenty of film credits to her name, like The Chronicles of Riddick and Westworld. She is also known for being married to British director and screenwriter Oliver Parker or Ol Parker for short for the past 23 years. The two met on the set of In Your Dreams which Parker wrote. For him, he fell hard and fast as soon as he saw Newton entering the room. The award-winning actress and the director started dating shortly after, and in 1998, they got married. They welcomed two children during their marriage, and they couldn’t be any cuter!
Though the pair are keeping their personal lives away from the limelight, they usually give their fans a peek of their lives from time to time. Newton and the family went on a vacation recently, and they looked amazing. How did the two manage to stay married over the past two decades? They are quite supportive of their respective careers and share the same goals in raising their children well. It might have helped that they keep their personal lives private as much as possible too.
Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford | 23 Years
Supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman husband Rande Gerber are nearing their silver wedding anniversary. The sweet couple celebrated their 23 years of marriage with no fanfare. The mom of two uploaded a simple throwback photo of their wedding on her social media with the sweetest anniversary message to her significant other. The couple had a low-key wedding in the Bahamas, which matched the sweethearts completely. The simple wedding led to more than two decades of happiness with two children, who are now following their mother’s footsteps in the modeling world.
Crawford gave credit to her spouse for letting their children fly with their wings so that they could grow on their own. The couple is not as public with their personal lives as other celebrities, which may have helped them maintain a close and loving relationship. With their kids growing up well, they may find themselves empty-nesters soon, but with love like theirs, it sure won’t be a problem at all.
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones | 22 Years
Hollywood IT couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been married for 22 years now and still going strong. The two were introduced back in 1998, and the Romancing the Stone actor knew there was an instant connection between them. A year later, he proposed to the Zorro star and they got married the following year. They have two children between them whom they both doted on that they took some time off from Hollywood to raise. It was one of their major investments away from the limelight.
Though they did take some time off from their marriage after 13 years, they reconciled and kept their love in the succeeding years. Even with their age gap, the two managed to keep things fresh and open between them. The actress shared that, when they were not working, they spent most of the time together. They are definitely worth emulating, don’t you think?
Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld | 22 Years
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the biggest names in the comedy industry. Best known for his work on the TV series Seinfeld, Jerry was more than just an actor. He is also a husband and a father to three children. He first met Jessica in a gym back in the day. Though their initial encounter was amusing, there was a hitch. Jessica was just married to Eric Nederlander for only two months. This was tabloid news when the two started dating. Many were even shocked when they announced that they were engaged a year after. Once the split between Jessica and her former husband was made official, the pair quietly tied the knot.
Fast forward 22 years later, and the couple is still very much together. How were they able to maintain their relationship? According to the host of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, their ability to laugh at things helped them remain strong through the ups and downs in their lives. He gave credit to his wife, who has the same interests and wit and knows when to point out if something is wrong in their marriage.
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar | 21 Years
What started as a two-year-long friendship blossomed into a romance between co-stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The pair worked on the film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Though they were more of buddies than lovers, the two decided to go on the said dinner when a mutual friend missed a flight for their get-together. Seeing the actress enjoying the food on the table, everything just clicked. The two got married a few years later and had two children between them.
Both of them were in their late 20s when they got hitched, but they were able to go past the seven-year mark in their marriage. For many celebrities, being married this long must have some secret formula. When asked, the pair confesses that they put their time and investments into each other and their kids. They are quite open about their feelings too, and their respect is always present. For sure, Prinze and Gellar got the whole marriage thing down pat.
Jay-Z & Beyonce | 21 Years
Jay-Z and Beyonce are undoubtedly some of the hottest and most popular couples in the music industry today. The two first met in 2000 and quickly became friends, which led to something more romantic. Though they kept their relationship private, they eventually stepped out as a pair and their fans couldn’t be happier. You might think that they would splurge on their wedding day with their celebrity status with the investment money they had, but they did not. In fact, their wedding was kept secret.
Though the hitmakers have their fair share of infidelity rumors, they have always maintained a strong front amidst the tabloid news. They now share three children, and it looks like they are very much hands-on when it comes to raising them. With more than two decades of togetherness, there is no doubt that they will remain this way for years to come. Their love and support for one another are evident in their career and their marriage.
Viola Davis & Julius Tennon | 21 Years
Viola Davis is one of the well-known names in Hollywood, and with good reason. She is already an Academy Award winner, plus she has been nominated several times, including for her work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Her success has also translated in her marriage life with Julius Tennon, whom she worked with on the medical drama City of Angels. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and has been together ever since.
Aside from sharing an adopted daughter, the couple has also used their investment money to build their own production company called JuVee Productions. Their goal was to generate more work for people of color in the entertainment industry. Davis admitted that after meeting Tennon, her life has changed for the better. The power couple certainly has lots to teach celebrity couples how to maintain their marriage for this long, especially when there is much love, respect, and support between them.
Julia Roberts & Danny Moder | 21 Years
The marriage between Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts and cameraman Danny Moder has been going strong for more than two decades. Though their relationship had a rocky start, since they were both in a commitment at the time, fate seemed to be in their favor. After a short courtship, the couple eventually tied the knot and are now in a steady marriage with three children. The two came across each other on the set of The Mexican. The sparks were there and had been ongoing for the past 21 years.
Perhaps Roberts has learned to keep her personal life private because of what happened during the start of their relationship. The pair has been keeping their children away from the public eye, and with good reason. Though they may not have the best of starts, to their credit, they have proven that they were simply meant to be together.
Maya Rudolph & Paul Thomas Anderson | 20 Years
For two decades now, Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph has been with the filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, though they are yet to tie the knot. Yes, the actress has been calling him her husband for quite a long time now, but it seems that the pair is happy with what is going between them. The two were spotted dating after Anderson’s split with singer Fiona Apple, but their status as a couple was largely unknown. Rudolph, who is quite notorious about keeping her personal affairs private, revealed that she had been with Anderson for 17 years in an interview back in 2018.
How were they able to maintain this long relationship? The actress admitted that they had made their relationship their major investment. They also spent their time on each other every day, which was the key to their successful romance. Anderson is not just a steady partner to Rudolph, but he is also a very much hands-on kind of dad. He often drops his children at school before going to work. Now, this is one relationship goal worth aiming for in Hollywood for sure.
Peter Hermann & Mariska Hargitay | 20 Years
Mariska Hargitay is one of the driving forces in Law & Order: SVU. Ever since the show aired, there was chemistry between her and her on-screen partner, Elliot Stabler, who was played by Christopher Melloni. Though many of their fans wanted their on-screen love to happen in real life, a different kind of romance was brewing behind the scenes. It appeared that Hargitay was dating guest star Peter Hermann, who had a recurrent role in the series as a defense attorney, Trevor Langan. The actress knew that he was the one for her, and soon enough, wedding bells were in the air.
The couple has three children, with two of them being adopted. Hargitay has admitted that she loved being a mother and a wife too. The couple has been through many ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, their love for each other has never changed. They don’t need to worry about their finances or getting a personal loan since they are both still active in their respective careers. Even with their busy schedule, Hermann and Hargitay still find time to be with one another.
Chip & Joanna Gaines | 20 Years
Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are enjoying 20 years of married life already. The first time they met was at the car shop owned by Joanna’s father. For Chip, seeing the beauty in one of the family photos in the shop convinced him that she was the one. Fortunately, his perseverance paid off as the two started dating eventually and got married in 2003. Joanna began helping her husband flip houses, and it was then that they made a career out of it.
What made their marriage strong throughout the years was their support for one another. Chip had been helping his wife fulfill her dreams of opening a retail store, and she helped him with his chosen career flipping houses. Their marital bliss became even more beautiful when they added five children between them. With their careers going nowhere but up and plenty of investments to work on during their downtimes, it is not surprising that Chip and Joanna managed to stick together this long.
Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo | 20 Years
The Woman in the Window star Amy Adams has quite a successful career in Hollywood. However, this might not happen without the help of her husband, former actor and artist Darren Le Gallo. The two met in an acting class, but only when they worked together in Pennies did a romance bloom between them. Le Gallo popped the question after six years of dating. They tied the knot in 2013. They already had a child then. True to form, the couple had a small and intimate wedding, witnessed by only their close family and friends.
What makes their marriage work? They never let the spark die between them. The Adams and Le Gallo often share sweet social media posts about each other and their little one. Le Gallo, to his credit, has also been supportive of her career right from the start. Everyone is hoping that Adams bring home an award in the long run, and we are sure that her husband will be there for her.
Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova | 20 Years
Spanish music icon Enrique Iglesias and former tennis superstar Annan Kournikova met on the set of his music video for Escape. The chemistry was there, so it was not surprising that the two started dating. However, knowing how celebrity couples fare under paparazzi’s lenses, they decided to keep their relationship under wraps. They eventually debuted their romance at the VMAs, and the rest is history. Though it is hard to tell whether the two were engaged or married, one thing is for sure; they have been together for 20 years!
The pair are proud parents to three children, who they definitely dote on, as seen on their Instagram pages. The proud papa has not been shy to share photos and videos of his twins plus their new baby girl. Perhaps keeping their relationship as private as it can be has helped them stay together this long. Kudos to Iglesias and Kournikova and their investments in their growing family!
Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher | 19 years
When it comes to Hollywood marriages, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are an unlikely pair. The English comedian is widely known in the industry for his wild, sometimes controversial antics, while the Australian actress is renowned for her sweet and charming persona. However, when their paths first crossed at a Sydney party in 2002, the connection was instant.
After two years of going out, the couple finally decided to tie the knot in an intimate Jewish ceremony in Paris, France. Their union also had Fisher convert to Judaism, her husband’s religion. The actress spent three years studying the said religion before being fully converted in 2007. Now, they are proud parents to three children. However, despite their widespread fame, they prefer to maintain some degree of privacy to protect their family. The decision seems to be paying off for Cohen and Fisher as they have now marked their 19th anniversary.
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart | 19 years
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are some of the most well-respected actors in the industry. They are also some of the few blessed with an enduring relationship.
The American actor was married twice before crossing paths with Flockhart. His first marriage was with Mary Marquardt, with whom he has two biological children. After lawyers finalized their separation in 1979, Ford got married to Melissa Mathison before splitting in 2000. Two years later, he met Flockhart on the red carpet of the annual Golden Globe Awards and got married in 2010. Ford gained his stepson Liam, whom Flockhart adopted before their fateful encounter through his marriage with the actress. The 56-year-old star has also expressed her gratitude towards the actor a number of times for taking the great measures to become Liam’s father. They continue to raise their son together and were even pictured recently bringing him to college. Truly, Ford and Flockhart are lucky to have each other.
Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard | 19 years
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are two of the most talented actors in the industry today. They are also among the most private. Although both are widely known in the film sector, they prefer to keep much of their lives under wraps.
Sarsgaard was raised in a military family, as his father was part of the US Air Force. He initially tried to pursue a career in soccer but quit after suffering multiple concussions. In college, he became interested in acting and even started his own improvisation group. As an actor, Sarsgaard is known for his roles in the films Boys Don’t Cry, Shattered Glass, and An Education. On the other hand, Gyllenhaal grew up exposed to the inner workings of the Hollywood industry, thanks to her screenwriter parents. The pair met in 2002 through the actress’ brother and Sarsgaard’s friend, Jake Gyllenhaal. After 19 years of marriage, the couple is now parents to two beautiful kids. Given their paycheck, we doubt Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard kids ever have to worry about student loans.
John Corbett & Bo Derek | 19 years
When John Corbett and Bo Derek met in 2002, sparks instantly flew. The actress even went on to say that meeting Corbett brought about a certain degree of comfort.
Before meeting and marrying Corbett, Derek was married for 22 years to John Derek. According to the actress, she did not expect to fall in love again after losing her husband to a fatal disease. However, fate had other plans. After being set up on a blind date 19 years ago, the couple remained in a relationship before finally tying the knot in December 2020. However, the longevity of their relationship isn’t the only eye-catching thing about their union. The couple has also received some attention for their age gap. It’s not as dramatic as the other Hollywood couples out there, but their four-year age gap has certainly drawn some attention, considering that the actress is the older of the two. Still, that didn’t stop Corbett and Deker from living a very romantic and peaceful life together.
LeBron James & Savannah Brinson | 19 years
To the world, Lebron James is one of, if not the greatest, basketball player ever to grace the NBA courts. He began his career in 2003, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and later transferred to Miami Heat before heading towards the Los Angeles Lakers. While the NBA living legend constantly moves from one team to another, it’s a different story off the court.
Outside of basketball, James is a loyal and devoted man. He has been with his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, for 19 years now, and the couple’s relationship seems to be getting stronger. They have also welcomed three children together, Bronny born in 2004; Bryce, born in 2007; and Zhuri, born in 2014. Of course, given James’ successful career, the family never has to worry about anything, including shelter. The NBA star has several real estate investments across the globe, and his family is surely free to choose from all of them.
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso | 18 years
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso are also some of the luckiest souls in Hollywood, blessed with a lasting marriage and a beautiful family. The pair met back in 2003 on the set of the film Stuck On You. Two years later, in 2005, they announced their engagement and got married in the same year. Throughout their 18-year marriage, they welcomed three children; Isabella, Stella, and Gia.
However, their family is not the only thing the couple grew throughout the years. Together, they also expanded their investment portfolio, particularly in the field of real estate. Damon and Barroso are known to have several properties scattered all over the US and the world. Before settling in their Pacific Palisades mansion, the couple lived in Miami and New York. Records also show that the actor is the owner of a luxury penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most expensive neighborhoods.
Prince William & Kate Middleton | 17 years
Almost everyone dreams of a fairytale-like romance. For Prince William and Kate Middleton, however, that dream is a reality. Inheriting his mother’s charms, Prince William also became a media sensation. During his younger years, it’s safe to say that the British royal was the object of every girl’s infatuation. However, Middleton became the lucky one out of all the girls that swooned over the blue-eyed prince.
Like any other ordinary couple, William and Middleton crossed paths as students in a university. Both of them were pursuing a degree at the University of St. Andrews when they met in 2001. They did not start dating until 2003. From there, their relationship became the object of every tabloid headline. The constant media attention proved to be too much for Middleton, who broke off their high-profile relationship in 2007. They eventually got back together and tied the knot in 2011. The couple has since adopted the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and welcome three royal children.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka | 17 years
For 17 years, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka consistently proved that love conquers all. As a same-sex couple, their relationship had to jump through hoops before reaching the state it’s in today.
The pair met over 17 years ago through a mutual friend. Burtka was, unfortunately, still in a relationship at the time, so the couple did not hit it off immediately. Then in 2004, the two reconnected and began a romantic relationship. In the mid-2000s, Burtka and Harris decided to move to Los Angeles as the latter began shooting for How I Met Your Mother. Burtka would later make a special appearance on the show, which prompted Harris to finally come out as gay to the media. While this created a certain degree of commotion, it undoubtedly liberated the two from constantly dodging relationship questions. The couple got engaged in 2007 but waited for the Marriage Equality Act to be passed in 2011 to get married. Burtka and Harris now have two children together.
Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller | 17 years
Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen is known to many for his hilarious roles in films. Behind the camera, however, he is a loving husband to Lauren Miller, his partner of 17 years.
Screenwriter and mutual friend Will Reiser was responsible for introducing the two back in 2004. According to Insider, Miller was unaware of Rogen’s identity the first time they met. It’s kind of hard to imagine not knowing someone like the actor-filmmaker, but I guess it must have been a good thing for Miller since it made everything casual when they first met. They even went out to get some grilled cheese sandwiches at the wee hours of the morning and played scrabble until dawn. As Rogen’s career and credit score grew, so did his relationship with Miller. After years of dating, the couple finally tied the knot in 2011. Rogen and Miller do not have any children as of now. So far, it’s unclear whether the two of them plan on being parents anytime soon.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi | 16 years
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are yet another set of Hollywood couples that proved love can conquer all. It might be hard to imagine DeGeneres hiding her true identity, but the media has not always been kind to her.
The renowned host came out as a lesbian back in 1997. The awareness towards the LGBTQ community was basically still in its infancy back then, so DeGeneres coming out had a lot of impact on her career. Sadly, it was not a good one. The then stand-up comedian spent years struggling to make it big in the industry because of her sexual identity. Her career finally picked up in the early 2000s, and by 2003, she was officially a daytime host of her own show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As her credit score and fame grew, DeGeneres also found love in the arms of de Rossi. The couple started dating in 2004 and got married in 2008.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen | 15 years
When it comes to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, there’s no question that they’re head-over-heels in love with each other.
In true Hollywood fashion, Legend and Teigen met while filming. Director Nabil Elderkin introduced the pair during the 2006 music video shoot of the single Stereo. The connection was instant between the two. However, it took some time for them to make things official. Even then, things weren’t entirely certain between them. At some point during the first few months of their relationship, Legend decided to break things off. Clearly, they ultimately got back together, and before anyone knew it, Legend got down on one knee and popped the question to Teigen during their 2011 trip to the Maldives. The pair has since grown their investment and their family to include two children. Through it all, Legend remained supportive and understanding of his wife, Teigen.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves | 15 years
Hollywood undoubtedly has some of the most good-looking couples in the world, and that includes Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. This gorgeous duo met in 2006 in a Los Angeles club. While it took Alves some time to develop feelings for the actor, McConaughey admitted that it was love at first sight for him.
The pair later had their first date in the actor’s Malibu home, where McConaughey cooked for the Brazillian model. Two years after meeting, the couple welcomed their first son, Levi, followed by their daughter Vida in 2010. With a growing family, Alves and McConaughey decided to put their investment money to good use and built a mansion in Malibu. The property is said to house several entertainment facilities, perfect for entertaining guests and keeping the kids happy. It also has a panoramic view of the ocean with its very own pathway to the beach. The couple surely knows how to raise a family in style.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen | 15 years
Next up, we have another good-looking couple in the form of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. Unlike most couples on this list, these two started on a very rough note.
Brady and Bundchen met and began dating in 2006. Before that, the footballer was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. In February of 2007, it was announced that the actress was expecting a child with the NFL star. This was a significant roadblock to Bundchen and Brady’s budding romance. However, the model decided to stay with Brady and accepted his child wholeheartedly. Then in 2009, they then took their relationship to the next level and got engaged and married in two separate ceremonies. That same year, the couple welcomed their first child, Benjamin. Together with their credit scores, Bundchen and Brady also grew their brood to include one more child.
Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell | 14 years
Not a lot of people are aware of this, but Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are among the celebrities blessed with a lasting relationship with 14 years under their belt.
Their paths first crossed in 2007 when they both attended a birthday dinner of a mutual friend. They began dating that same year, with their first date being a Detroit Red Wings baseball game. The two spent some time dating on and off but ultimately decided to get engaged in 2009. Despite being engaged, however, Shepard and Bell chose to wait until same-sex marriage was legalized in California to tie the knot. They welcomed their son, Lincoln, in March of 2013 first before having a courthouse wedding in October of the same year. The following year, Shepard and Bell added their daughter Delta to their growing family. Considering that both of them are Hollywood A-listers with fat paychecks, we’re confident that their kids will never have to worry about student loans their whole lives.
Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel | 14 years
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are yet another pair of blessed Hollywood couples. The two first met back in 2007 and have since enjoyed a 14-year-long relationship.
According to the Mirror singer, his first encounter with the actress was not at all spectacular. Unlike the romantic love-at-first-sight story some Hollywood couples boast about, JT and Biel’s first meeting was relatively ordinary. Although, he did try getting her number from a friend as soon as the dinner they both attended ended. However, the actress was not quick to say yes to a date with Timberlake, but the singer convinced Biel to give him a chance with persistence and a lot of charm. From there, the rest was history. After dating on and off for a couple of years, they finally decided to get married. Timberlake and Biel spent their investment money on a lavish Italian wedding in 2012. Today, the duo are busy raising their two kids.
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade | 13 years
Since his retirement from professional basketball in 2019, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has now focused his attention partner of 13 years, Gabrielle Union. Wade and Union first met in 2008, a year after Wade split from his wife Siohvaughn Frances. They started dating not long after. While they briefly separated in early 2013, they reunited in December of that year and got engaged. They tied the knot months later. Together, they have a daughter, Kaavia. From a previous relationship with Frances, Wade has four children: Zaire, Zaya, and Xavier. In addition, Wade has adopted his sister’s son Dahveon after raising him for years.
Currently, the couple has been focused on family life. They are also vocal about political issues, with Union, in particular, supporting numerous causes even before her marriage to the athlete. As for Wade, he has been active in promoting LGBT rights, in light of his daughter Zaya’s transition. He has made investments and voices out support for his daughter.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher | 9 years
Despite being together for nine years, many might assume that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were together for much longer. After all, they already have a history together. However, this was more on the professional side. They co-starred in That ‘70s Show, which ran from 1998 until 2005. They reunited in 2012, a year after Kunis called it quits with her then-boyfriend, Macaulay Culkin. Immediately after their meeting, they started dating.
In 2014, they announced their engagement, and in that same year, Kunis gave birth to their daughter, Wyatt. They tied the knot in 2015, welcoming their son, Dmitri, a year later. Since then, the couple has been regarded as one of Hollywood’s cutest and most wholesome couples. The family currently lives in a $14 million Beverly Hills home, which is a cozy investment for their young children. Sparks continue to fly for the actors, who are still madly in love.
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden | 15 years
Despite Nicole Richie’s very well-known public profile as a socialite, she managed to maintain a long-time relationship with rock star Joel Madden. She first met him in 2006. Madden is known as the frontman for the pop-punk band Good Charlotte. They dated shortly after their first meeting. Two years into their relationship, Richie gave birth to two of their children: Harlow and Sparrow. Their daughter Harlow, in particular, already made headlines in her infancy when the first photos of her were sold to People for $1 million.
They made their relationship official by tying the knot in 2010. Since then, the couple and their children have been living happily while keeping much of their family life outside of the cameras. While Madden is focusing on his band, Richie has been focusing on fashion, with many investments in her fashion and luxury brands over the years.
John Krasinski & Emily Blunt | 13 years
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are Hollywood heavyweights, yet their union of about 13 years made them quite even more prominent, often making headlines for the right reasons. They first met back in 2008 and instantly fell in love with one another. A year later, they got engaged after Krasinski proposed to Blunt in Los Angeles. In 2010, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in George Clooney’s estate near Lake Como in Italy. While the press was prohibited from the ceremony, it was reported that the occasion was quite wholesome.
Since then, the couple has welcomed two kids into their family, daughters Hazel and Violet. In addition to their separate careers, they have collaborated on multiple occasions. One of those films that can be given credit to them is the thriller A Quiet Place and its sequel, both of which were well-received.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds | 10 years
While we know Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively for their successful acting careers, they are also known together as a very wholesome couple. They first met in 2010 during the taping of the movie Green Lantern. While their movie ended up performing below expectations, their relationship was anything but despite their 10-year age gap. A year after their first meeting, they started dating. A year into their relationship, they tied the knot at a ceremony in Mount Pleasant, South California.
A classic example of a whirlwind romance, their relationship has been quite strong for a decade now. Since then, both of them have seen success in their own right. As such, they never really need to worry about needing cash loans and the like. They have three daughters: James, Inez, and Betty. Their family lives in their home in Pound Ridge, New York.
Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling | 10 years
When Ryan Gosling met and dated co-star Eva Mendes in the set of The Place Beyond the Pines back in 2011, many quickly took notice and hoped that they would last for a long time. Today, it seemed that they managed to maintain their relationship well. Gosling has been with Mendes for about a decade now since that first meeting. In contrast to their public image, they mostly keep their private life under the radar. Despite their careful attention to their privacy, some aspects of their relationship have slipped through the cracks via paparazzi.
While not yet married, they have two daughters: Esmeralda and Amada. Despite scarce info about their relationship, what is known is that both Gosling and Mendes have been good parents and have made investments for their children. In recent years, they have been slightly more open to their personal lives via their posts on Instagram.
Jay Leno & Mavis Leno | 40 Years
Jay Leno might have a secret in winning millions of fans throughout his career, but he never forgets the backbone of his work in the entertainment scene, his number one fan and wife, Mavis Leno. Aside from being the famous personality’s wife, she is widely recognized for her large heart and selfless service. She’s a renowned philanthropist who made investments and efforts in different causes that help people.
She and her celebrity husband have enjoyed a union spanning more than four decades. Despite all odds, they have stuck together. The Lenos met in 1976 in Los Angeles at a show where Jay was performing. Their attraction started just after their first meeting, and a beautiful bond kept pulling them close. Until today, the comedian never stops gushing over his sweetheart and keeps saying that loyalty is the reason why their marriage has survived and gets better with time.
Tom Selleck & Jillie Mack | 33 Years
Tom Selleck was a handsome 38-year-old guy filming on location in London when he met his future wife, Jillie Mack. He spent many nights in the West End, telling his co-star Jane Seymour how great the musical show Cats was. Well, it turns out that 25-year-old Mack was in the show and played Rumpleteazer. While at the show, Selleck invited her to a dinner date, which blossomed into romance. Once her contract was up, she hired a moving company to relocate to Hawaii, where he was working at the time.
Soon after, the pair began appearing together everywhere, from the red carpet to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986, when the actor was inducted there. The following year, they shocked fans by getting hitched in secret! It happened at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and their wedding vows were witnessed by only a few family members and friends. When asked about his lasting marriage, “wanting time away from work” has been Selleck’s secret.
Judges Judy & Jerry Sheindlin | 43 Years
People say it’s almost impossible when two lawyers fall in love, given that they have busy schedules in and out of the courtroom. Well, Judges Judy and Jerry Sheindlin beg to disagree, as they managed to be together for over 40 years.
The pair met in the mid-1970s at a bar where Jerry was interviewed. At the time, Judy was a prosecutor, and he was working on another case. Jerry recalled that when Judy came in, she immediately caught his attention. On the other hand, the Judge Judy star recalled feeling “so crazy” about him after they first met and even said that she would’ve married him right away! The couple tied the knot in 1977, briefly split in 1990, and got back together a year later. Both have said they learned many things in the process of separating from each other, but that only made their bond stronger.
Judge Mathis & Linda Mathis | 35 Years
Greg Mathis has an inspiring life story that has moved many people in recent years. He was an unfortunate young boy who aspired to become a lawyer and later became one, promoting advocacy for the youth and equal justice. He has since been considered a national figure, but for his wife of over 30 years, he is a soulmate. Greg met his wife, Linda, while studying at Eastern Michigan College. The two exchanged vows in the mid-1980s and welcomed kids together: sons Amir and Greg Jr. and daughters Camara and Jadea.
Throughout his career, Judge Mathis has been acknowledged for his well-rounded life experience. He wrote several books, and in one of them, he wrote and dedicated his love to his wife. On the other hand, Linda runs a couple of non-profit daycare centers and has always stood by her sweetheart’s side after all these years.
Gladys Knight & William McDowell | 20 Years
Hollywood icon Gladys Knight and her beau William McDowell captivated hearts when they made their relationship public and tied the knot. The duo now shows marital bliss, and their fans could not help but be happy and excited for them. Knight and McDowell got hitched in 2001, about four years after the Maybe Maybe Baby singer filed for separation from speaker Les Brown. The new couple is said to live in their North Carolina home nowadays.
With McDowell, Knight is certain that she finally found “the one” for her. Along with having a common interest in music, the couple also enjoys making investments in the industry. Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award winner. At the same time, her husband boasts an award nomination for his third album, Withholding Nothing. Beyond music and marriage, these two are considered a match made in heaven by their peers!
Tucker Carlson & Susan Andrews | 30 Years
People who watch television know Tucker Carlson as a commentator with straightforward views. He is widely popular for hosting Tucker and co-hosting Crossfire. Outside his work life, he is a devoted husband to Susan Andrews.
In past interviews, the commentator had shared that he first saw his future wife when he was in 10th grade. Carlson thought she was the most beautiful girl ever. Many years later, the pair started dating, got married, and began raising a gorgeous family. It was revealed that Carlson popped the question months before earning his college degree, and he asked Andrews’ dad for permission to marry her. The two solemnized their union in 1991 and are now blessed with four kids. Little is known about Andrews’ career because she chose to remain out of the public eye. As far as we know, Mrs. Carlson is a stay-at-home mom and wife.