When it comes to longevity, celebrity relationships do not have a good reputation, but the long-lasting love of these celebrity couples will surely renew your faith. When you and your partner have been together for as long as these couples have, you go through many ups and downs. These couples have the secrets to success, so for new couples out there, pay attention! The celebrity couples on this list have kept their romance alive for decades!
Pierce Brosnan And Keely Shaye Smith
Everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond, is a lot like Casanova when it comes to women, but one-time Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is very different from the legendary Lothario. Pierce Brosnan met former journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Cabo San Lucas in 1994, and the two have been together since. This proves to us that it is not impossible to stand the test of time, even if you are James Bond. Smith said this about their first meeting: “He was captivating. He had a mischievous sparkle in his eyes.” After 25 years, the pair still only have eyes for each other, and Brosnan could not be distracted by any Bond Girl as he said this about his wife: “I think of her all the time.” The couple has two sons, Paris and Dylan.
David Beckham And Victoria Beckham (Née Adams)
These days, this fashionable pair is included in Best Dressed lists almost every time they go out of the house, though when you have been together for as long as Victoria and David Beckham have, you have seen several trends come and go. Their love, however, will never be out of style. Even before they met, David knew that Victoria was the one, and the soccer superstar even told his teammate, “That one there, that’s the girl I’m going to marry,” while they were watching a Spice Girls music video. David and Victoria met in 1997 and got married two years later.
Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa first met Mark Consuelos on the set of All My Children, the long-running daytime soap opera on ABC. But, Ripa knew that Consuelo was the one even before his first day on set. Ripa was shown Consuelos’ photo by a casting director and everything came into focus. She said, “I saw my entire future with him flash before my eyes.” Flash is exactly the word for these two as Kelly and Mark got married in a flash, having eloped in 1996. The couple won “Hottest Romance” at the Soap Opera Awards in 1997, and fast forward twenty years later, their love is still burning strong.
Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith
This outspoken pair will not sugarcoat things – marriage is hard work, yet more than twenty years since they said “I do,” they are still going strong. Anybody in a fledgling relationship should take note because their marriage’s longevity has proven that this couple has the secret to success. In spite of nagging divorce rumors, this pair is in it to win it. When asked about marriage, Smith smartly said this: “If there is a secret I would say it is that we never went into working on our relationship. We only ever worked on ourselves individually – and then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.”
Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick
This New York power couple is proof that long careers can go together with a long marriage. For Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, it is about what they share, that keeps their marriage strong, though for the busy Broadway legends, it is not only about sharing the day’s details. For over 20 years, the lifelong New Yorkers have walked side by side in marriage. They share a love of the city that they call home, of the theater, and of course, for their three children. Parker has said this about marriage: “I love our life,” and she added, “It’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber
The marriage of the original supermodel Cindy Crawford and former-model Rande Gerber makes them role models both on and off the catwalk. They have two top-model children who are revving up the runways, Presley and Kaia, and the photogenic foursome’s lives appear pretty picture perfect. Crawford and Gerber strutted down the runway and in 1998, side by side. This ageless couple has made twenty years of marriage look glamorous, and according to them, their youthful glows come from a happy partnership. “I couldn’t have chosen a better man to do this thing called life with,” Crawford shared on their 20th anniversary.
Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell
Living legends Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have a really sweet relationship, which might remind you of something you have seen in a classic romance movie. The golden-haired golden couple got together while filming the 1984 film Swing Shift, and they did not need to walk down the aisle to stay together. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for more than 30 years now (!) and they are one of the longest-lasting couples in Hollywood. If you are wondering how this couple managed to stay together for so long, Hawn said, “You have to want to stay together, and we really want to. Therefore you work to be together.”
Faith Hill And Tim McGraw
Country music crooners Tim McGraw and Faith Hill first won the hearts of millions before coupling up back in 1996. These Grammy winners have their own successful careers, but their duets sound far sweeter than their singles. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are regarded as Country Music Royalty, and rightly so. They also seem to be experts on how to make a two-decade marriage really sing. McGraw told People magazine, “It’s such a rare thing to be able to experience what we do for a living, and to do it together really feels like all the moments are special.”
Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson
In terms of staying power, the track record of celebrity relationships is not exactly great, but Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one power couple that has what it takes to go the distance. They got together while filming Volunteers in 1985, and have been together through everything (‘80s hairdos included). Forrest Gump says, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” However, Hanks knew and the actor recalled, “When we first looked at each other there was definitely a kind of like, ‘Hey this is the place!’,” adding, “I think the result is that we got married for all the right reasons.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.
We are pretty sure that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. made 90s teen romcom movie fans happy when they decided to get together. The Hollywood darlings met while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, but unlike so many young stars, they did not rush into anything. Prinze Jr. explained, “We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date.” He added, “We ended up being the perfect balance. But it didn’t happen until years after and there was a solid foundation built, and that’s probably the main reason we’ve always been cool and groovy.” Is the secret of the next happily married couple just as groovy?
Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick
These Hollywood mainstays also met on a film set, but for Kyra Sedgwick, she did not fall for Kevin Bacon right away. The actor recalled, “I was just immediately in love with her and she was just immediately put off by me.” However, he eventually won her over. This celebrity couple has made it to 30 years, so they probably know what they are doing. Bacon, on the other hand, will recommend only one thing, “Whatever you do, don’t listen to celebrities on advice on how to stay married. That’s my secret.”
Oprah Winfrey And Stedman Graham
1986 was big for Oprah – The Oprah Winfrey Show, her titular talk show, first aired, and she met businessman Stedman Graham, the love of her life. What happens if your love life and your career take off at once? Only Oprah could launch a new relationship and a career at once, and not only succeed at both but also excel. Winfrey and Graham have yet to decide to get married, but their over 30-year union can definitely teach a lesson on love and life – that sometimes, writing your own rules is the best way to achieve success.
Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee Furness
While fame has broken many couples apart, love has definitely kept this couple together. Long before Jackman suited up in a spandex suit and grew out his sideburns to play Wolverine, the actor got his start on a TV drama on ABC where he co-starred with none other than his future wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. The Australian couple met on set back in 1995, and although the show only had one season, the two have been together ever since. For Hugh Jackman, the role he played on The Greatest Showman is not the greatest thing that has ever happened to him during his career. The actor said this about this about his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: “She’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me and it gets better and better.”
Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres got her start as a comedienne in the early 90s, which is around the same time that Portia de Rossi got hers. De Rossi is known for her comedic timing, which was showcased in cult-favorite TV series Arrested Development and Ally McBeal. Ellen and Portia started dating in 2004 and as soon as it was legal, they tied the knot. Ten years after they got married, they are not sharing only their senses of humor but also their humanitarianism. De Rossi gave her wife the birthday present to top all presents – the permanent gorilla home called the “Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas
Age is just a number, especially for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, since a 25-year age difference does not make a difference to them. It must have been written in the stars that they will fall in love with each other – they even share a birthday! With nearly twenty years of marriage and more than one Academy Award between them, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are still going strong. Zeta-Jones said, “I think understanding, listening, being friends, all helps,” and Douglas agreed with his wife’s opinion saying, “I think mutual respect.”
Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne
Even though things have not always been smooth sailing for them, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have overcome all the obstacles to make it past 35 years of being married, looking as smitten as ever, just like on their wedding day back in 1982. The Black Sabbath frontman was involved in a cheating scandal, but the two managed to work through a near-split and came together stronger than ever. In 2017, they renewed their vows and, Sharon revealed on her show The Talk, “I just had a newfound love.” The couple’s fresh take on their marriage will surely keep this marriage rocking for another 35 years.
Calista Flockhart And Harrison Ford
In 2002, Harrison Ford and his second wife Melissa Mathison were secretly separated when he started secretly dating the Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart. Ford has become known for portraying tough and gruff leading men, but Flockhart brings out the Star Wars star’s sweet side. Not long after they went public with their romance, Harrison Ford confessed, “I’m in love. Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life.” This high-profile couple is still flying high on love fifteen years later.
Lisa Rinna And Harry Hamlin
Leave it to Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, a fan-favorite couple on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, to get real about how to make a two-decade long marriage work. Reality TV naysayers take note – this advice for a happy marriage is actually pretty good. For Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, opposites attract, and Rinna revealed on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan that: “It’s just work. It takes work. It takes communication. It takes some luck, a lot of mutual respect.” However, never taking things too seriously, she added, “I don’t know, I’m the third wife. Three times is a charm, maybe.”
Steven Spielberg And Kate Capshaw
They are one of the longest-married couples in Hollywood, and that is probably because of how long they dated prior to getting hitched. They met in 1984, during the casting of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg’s silver screen massive hit. However, they took their time. Capshaw converted from Episcopalian Christianity to Judaism back in 1991 and the two married a year later. The couple have been going strong for almost three decades now.
Anna Kournikova And Enrique Iglesias
Like many celeb couples, Grammy-winning singer Enrique Iglesias and tennis champ Anna Kournikova met on set (a music video set), but that is the only similarity the two have to other couples on this list. These two did something that most couples in Hollywood can only dream of – the couple managed to keep their relationship low-key and out of the press. In 2001, the two met and were all over magazines and tabloids, until gradually, they were not. If you are wondering what happened or whether they split, they have actually been together all along, and in December 2017, they shared that they were expecting twins.
Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher
If age is just a number for other couples on this list, then height is just a number for these two. 6-foot-2 Sacha Baron Cohen towers over Isla Fisher, who is one whole foot shorter than her comedian husband. Sacha Baron Cohen is widely known for pulling outrageous stunts, all while keeping in character. We wonder if there is room in their 15-years-plus marriage for Borat, Ali G, and Bruno. Well, Fisher may be small, but the actress has a big personality, enough to match her husband’s many personalities, and she likened finding each other to “hitting the lottery.”
Michelle Pfeiffer And David E. Kelley
Have you ever gone on a really successful blind date? Well, this couple could say that they have because their blind date ended up being love at first sight. A mutual friend set the two up in January 1993, and later that year, the couple got married! The award winning screenwriter and the blockbuster actress have managed to find the perfect balance in their relationship. “I think we want the same things for our children, want the same things out of our relationship, and we have a similar work ethic, you know, that we both love our work and we love to be challenged.” On the page or on screen, their work is something which keeps them together.
Annette Bening And Warren Beatty
For decades, it appeared that Warren Beatty’s undeniable charm could get any woman he wanted. After thirty years of being a determined bachelor, Beatty, the legendary ladies’ man, made a change and has since been blissfully bound to actress Annette Bening for as much time as he was single. Bening and Beatty met when the iconic actor/director cast the actress in his 1991 film Bugsy, and meeting her made the sworn bachelor break his bad habits. He knew Bening was the one and he said, “I had no doubt when I met Annette that it was time to get married.”
Dolly Parton And Carl Thomas Dean
Miss Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country herself, has marriage advice that y’all cannot argue with because she has been married for more than 50 (!) years. In spite of Parton’s big voice, big hair, and most of all, big personality, Dean has opted not to be in the spotlight. However, that is not a problem for the couple. “We know each other so well. I know every line in Carl’s face, and he knows every hair in my wig!” Parton said speaking for them both.
John Travolta And Kelly Preston
Veteran actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta met at a screen test back in 1989, when Preston was still married to someone else! However, Travolta was immediately taken with her, so he waited. They have been married for more than 25 years now, but these two still keep things interesting. For these two, the secret to a long and happy marriage is dancing. Preston explained, “You’ve got to keep it fun, and that’s what we do,” adding, “we dance at home, we go dancing.” The Saturday Night Fever star added, “Everday is date night.”
Chevy And Jayni Chase
They say that third time’s the charm and this seems to be the case for the Saturday Night Live alumnus Chevy Chase. He and Jayni Chase (née Luke), his third wife, have been married for almost 40 years and they have been blessed with three children, Emily, Caley, and Cydney. Jayni is famous for her writing and she published “Blueprint for a Green School,” an environmental awareness book. The couple’s daughter Caley became an actress and producer, and she is best known for her work in Eyeteeth and Hotel Hell Vacation, which she and her father worked on together. Cydney and Emily have kept under the radar.
Tom Selleck And Jillie Mack
The military and Hollywood veteran Tom Selleck has scored another title – veteran husband thanks to his long-lasting marriage to the actress Jillie Mack. The two got married back in 1987, and for over thirty years, have built a life for themselves and their daughter Hannah (31 years old) on their avocado ranch located in Hidden Valley, California. The pair’s romance began in a whirlwind, as Selleck was hypnotized by the high energy dancing abilities that Mack showed in the musical Cats. They went on a dinner date, which quickly became a full-blown romance. She moved to Hawaii when Selleck was filming Magnum, P.I. and they married secretly back in 1987.
Mark Harmon And Pam Dawber
In 1986, People magazine labeled Mark Harmon the “Sexiest Man Alive” but he only had eyes for Mork & Mindy star Pamela Dawber! On March 21, 1987, at the age of 35, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony and more than thirty years later, Harmon says the age that they married is one of the reason why their marriage has lasted for so long. “We were both in our thirties when we got married, so hopefully the stupid stuff we did earlier,” the actor told People. The two met because of a mutual friend and they are now parents to two sons, whom they made sure to keep away from the public eye. It is rare for the family to make a public appearance together and they do not often talk about one another in interviews.
Meryl Streep And Don Gummer
The last four decades have been good to Meryl Streep, and she has become the most iconic actress of the period. In addition, the annals of successful marriages must include her marriage to Don Gummer, since the couple has been married for 41 years, and they are still going strong. Streep’s boyfriend, actor John Cazale, succumbed to lung cancer back in 1978, and Gummer, her brother’s close friend, was a great comfort to her during this difficult period. Six months later, Streep and Gummer tied the knot in her parents’ garden, and he has been a strong pillar of support and comfort to the actress for the last forty years. They are parents to four children, 36-year-old musician Henry Wolfe, 32-year-old actresses Mamie, 29-year-old Grace, and 24-year-old model Louisa.
Bono And Ali Hewson
The love story that spans 37 years of U2 lead vocalist and activist Bono (born Paul David Hewson) and Ali Hewson (née Stewart) began when they were just students. In 1973, Bono was just 13 years old and Ali was a year below him when they met, but within days of their meeting, she knew that he was the one. The pair waited until they were 15 years old before they started dating, but six weeks later, they broke up. However, they were fated to get back together, and less than ten years after meeting, the couple got married on August 21, 1982, when Bono was 22 and Ali was 21. Definitely high school sweethearts, they have been together since then and share three children.
Julia Roberts And Daniel Moder
One of the most private couples in Hollywood, Daniel Moder and Julia Roberts have been together for almost two decades. They are rarely photographed together and do not publicize a lot about their three kids, but theirs is a sweet love story and they seem to know the secret to a successful marriage. Their first meeting was on the set of the 2001 film The Mexican, where Roberts starred in, and they tied the knot in a surprise ceremony at her ranch in New Mexico on July 4, 2002. To showcase their love, the pair got each other’s initials tattooed on their body three months prior to their wedding.
Jerry And Jessica Seinfeld
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld (née Sklar), who have been together for the last two decades, have revealed what makes a successful marriage. Jerry says timing is everything and he told People, “It’s ten years of training and then you start to understand what you’re doing.” Twenty years and three children later, the legendary comedian and his author wife surely have something to share about how to make sure a marriage works. Their core beliefs include communication being key, codependence being a recipe for disaster, and treating every night as date night.
Elton John And David Furnish
Elton John, a.k.a. Rocketman, and David Furnish have become icons for same-sex marriage. The rock legend and filmmaker walk the red carpet in style, and they proudly pose hand in hand with their sons in pictures. John and Furnish were attracted to each other right away when they met back in October, 1993, in spite of Furnish being 15 years John’s junior. The two fell in love really quickly and in May 2005, they entered a civil partnership in front of family and friends at a dinner party at home, and tied the knot when same-sex marriage was legalized in Britain in the year 2014.
Robert Redford And Sibylle Szaggars
Robert Redford, the Godfather of Indie Film, is included in this list for his marriage to German painter Sibylle Szaggars of 10 years. The couple made things official back in July, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany. It has been a decade since Redford and Szaggars exchanged vows, but they have actually been together since the ‘90s. She moved in with him in his home in Utah. Before the Sundance Film Festival Founder met Szaggars, he was actually married to Lola Van Wagenen and their marriage lasted 27 years.
Amy Adams And Darren Le Gallo
This couple was dating for fourteen years and engaged for seven years before they finally got married, but the two officially tied the knot in May of 2015. Adams’ husband is not as well known as she is, but that is perfectly okay with them. They keep their relationship on the down-low and it seems to be working wonderfully for them.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
This couple has been together since 1977, but it hasn’t been all roses and butterflies for them. Denzel had to propose to his now-wife not once, not twice, but three times before she finally said yes in 1983! Luckily she finally gave in, because the two seem to be so in love with one another.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
The couple have been dating since 2002 and married since 2009 and they have two children together. In Hollywood, a ten-year-and-counting marriage is something to celebrate! The two seem quite happy together, and we know if their children ever decide to get into showbiz, they have great guides to help them.
Seth Rogan And Lauren Miller
This beautiful couple has been together since 2004. They got engaged in 2011 and officially got married to one another in 2012. The two have proven to be each other’s rocks through thick and thin, and have come out publically about the fact that Lauren’s mom was battling Alzheimer’s. The two have formed “Hilarity For Charity” to support Alzheimer’s research.
Tina Turner And Erwin Bach
Can you believe that Tina Turner and Erwin Bach were dating for nearly 30 years before they got married?! That’s a long time to wait for a ring! They started dating in the mid-80s and didn’t tie the knot until 2013! Love is true with or without a ring, so we support her decision.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Brad Hall
If we know one thing for certain about this relationship, it’s that there’s never a dull moment in their house. The two lovebirds met in the early 80s while they were both stars on Saturday Night Live and got married in 1987. They have two children together who are both now young adults, and the couple is still thriving!
Colin Firth And Livia Giuggioli
The two met in 1996 while working together on a television miniseries called Nostromo and only one year later they made it official! Some say that Livia was the secret ingredient to Colin Firth’s success in his career, but the timing of their love story and his fame could just be a coincidence.
Michael J. Fox And Tracy Pollan
This couple first met when Tracy landed the role of Michael’s first love interest on the show Family Ties, and they made their marriage official in 1988. You will find Tracy standing next to Michael at nearly every awards show or public area at all times. Despite both of their busy schedules, they always make time for each other.
Elizabeth Banks And Max Handelman
This is a true love story if we’ve ever heard one. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman met in college, and they’re “college sweethearts”, as it’s called. They got married in 2003 and now own Brownstone Productions, which is the company that produced Pitch Perfect and its sequel. She’s gone on to become a director and is quite vocal about a few social issues in the world.
Viola Davis And Julius Tennon
This couple met in the early 2000s and got hitched in 2003. Viola jokes around that they met right after she prayed and prayed for the right man to enter her life! We’re not sure if that’s why the two met, but in any case, we’re glad they crossed paths.
Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman
Can you believe Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman have been married since 1996? They seem to be taking on the world together and strengthening their relationship every day. The two own two businesses and manage to raise two small kids all at the same time. Her on-screen time on Bravo definitely helped her career take off.
Sting And Trudie Styler
This couple started their relationship in 1982, but they didn’t get married so quickly. In fact, they waited ten years afer they met to get married! Sting said that he believes a friendship is the key to keeping their romantic relationship so strong; not only being partners in marriage, but being each other’s best friends. Isn’t that so romantic?
Bryan Cranston And Robin Dearden
This star from Breaking Bad married his long-standing wife in 1989 and they have been going strong ever since. Not only being each other’s rocks, but having a rock called a therapist, has kept their love alive and strong. The two are very open about having a therapist that they go to see when they feel stressed. We truly commend them for this.
Tina Fey And Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond met at Second City, a famous comedy club in Downtown Chicago, and they dated for seven years before finally deciding to get married in 2001. Tina Fey is known for being the on-screen funny gal, while her husband stands alongside her, often in the background. How fun!
Joel McHale And Sarah Williams
Joel McHale and Sarah Williams have been married since 1996 and there is no endpoint in sight, thank goodness! Though McHale is known for being the funny guy in most situations, he got pretty serious when opening up about his wife. He said that if you tell yourself you love your spouse every day, it will stick with you, no matter what. That sounds pretty romantic.